Courses taught by Carolyn
Algebra 1: This 36-week course is designed for students who have completed pre-algebra and are ready to advance to the next level of math. This course covers a pre-algebra review, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, graphing, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, and exponential expressions. It concludes with a final test.
Geometry in Real Life: Our Geometry in Real Life homeschool math course, created exclusively for SchoolhouseTeachers.com, presents the sometimes-complicated world of geometry in understandable, applicable lessons that give every student the opportunity to succeed. Using real-world examples and a touch of humor, this course is a delight for students and parents alike.
The History of Hanukkah Unit Study is written by Carolyn VanGorkom. Carolyn is a homeschool mom, co-op teacher, former public school teacher, and author. Check out her Running Home series on Amazon. Book One follows the Transcontinental Railroad deep into the mountains of California.
Physical Science: Through downloadable and online readings, experiments/labs, and hands-on projects, students explore the three main branches of physical science—chemistry, physics, and earth science. Topics such as elements, acids and bases, chemical formulas, force and motion, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and more are explored.
Story Skills for Reading Comprehension will take your student through multiple stories, examining the parts which make it interesting. Students will learn about characters, conflict, plot, and point of view, among other skills. Those skills, in turn, lead to a deeper comprehension of the story being read.