​Introduction to American History

American History seeks to help CLRC students understand what it means to be a part of the United States by teaching them about the “Land of the Free,” including the history of, and historical role of, the people, places, events, ideas, and so forth, who made, and continue to make, this nation possible. We are not aiming to memorize facts, but to interact with the greats of the past, to learn how we inherited this great land and how to truly be part of it. Think: what happened? - why did it happen? - now what?


Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  John Cathey, M.T.S.
Age Level: 12 - 14 years
Grade Level:
  7th – 8th
Minimum Enrollment Required:
Maximum Class Size: 10
Tuition per Semester: $270

Class Meets:
Fridays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific
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John Cathey, M.T.S.

John Cathey studied music (B.A.) and religious studies (M.T.S.) in school and has been a classroom teacher for the last 6 years. His teaching experience includes a variety of history, religious studies, and music courses. He also teaches private lessons on several instruments. John's personal interests include reading, tea, the outdoors, and spending time with his family, among other things. One of eight children, John enjoys working with young people of all ages. Currently, John resides with his wonderful wife and first son in Cumming, Georgia.


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Easy Guide to American History

Other texts--online, pdfs, etc.--will be provided by the instructor