Introduction-to-the-renaissance-and-early-modern-worldIntroduction  to the Renaissance and the Early Modern World

In this course students will examine Renaissance and early Modern European history through the eyes of various important figures who helped shape its trajectory. Students will examine the iconoclasm and creativity of the Reformation through figures such as Luther and Erasmus; revolutions in scientific thought through the likes of Galileo and Giordano Bruno; and how ultimately these changes manifest themselves in political revolutions all of which reshape fundamental assumptions about how the world ought to be viewed and what place man has in it. This course will primarily focus on Western Europe however there will be some discussion of Russia, the Ottoman Turks, and European colonization of other parts of the world.

The course aims to acquaint students with the people, ideas, and events that shaped the modern world so that students might see how the dramatic changes in Europe from the Renaissance to the revolutions at the end of the 18th century came about. Students will be asked to engage critically with the material during in-class discussion, and in their own writing. They will also be learning geography relevant to the course material.

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Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Clare Sharp, B.A.
Age Level: 11 - 14 years
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Minimum Enrollment:
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300

Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:45 AM Pacific
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Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact Spring registration opens Oct 18th.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Clare Sharp, B.A.

Clare Sharp received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Wyoming Catholic College, a small Great Books-based college in the middle of the beautiful Wind River mountains.  This education gave her not only a love for classical learning, but also a love for experiential learning – learning through experience and immersion in the beauty of nature. She taught for four years at Great Hearts Academies in San Antonio, Texas, teaching 2nd grade, kindergarten, and 6th grade both as an Assistant Teacher and as a Lead Teacher.  When she is not teaching or learning, she loves spending time with her husband and baby daughter, wrestling with her dogs, playing piano and guitar, reading a good book, and baking yummy food.



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An Age of Voyages,
1350 - 1600
(used available)


An Age of Empires,
(used available)


An Age of Science and Revolutions
(used available)


The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
(used available)