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Melissa Bontadelli

Lesson Designer

After spending more than 10 years as an IT professional, God called Melissa to homeschool her two wonderful boys. She ditched the corporate attire and lattes for flip-flops and play dough in her hair, and she has never looked back. She and her family enjoy exploring the world God has given them through hiking and traveling around their home in southern Oregon. The priority in their home is on discipleship and preparing their boys to live out their Christian faith in today's world. With a wonderful and supportive husband, she and her family are able to focus on the things they all find truly important. One of their goals as a family is to explore the history of the United States through travel. Melissa believes that passing on a passion for learning to children is vitally important. She also has a degree in Political Science and, during her time in college, wrote for and edited the college newspaper.


Courses Taught by Melissa:

Medieval to the Renaissance: Elementary History: This elementary history course covers approximately AD 476–492, from the fall of Rome to the beginnings of exploration. Special focus is given to medieval Europe, China, Spain, and the Vikings as well as leaders of the Renaissance and Reformation.

Medieval to the Renaissance: High School History: This high school history course covers approximately AD 476–1492, from the fall of Rome to the beginnings of exploration. Special focus is given to medieval Europe, China, Spain, and the Vikings as well as leaders of the Renaissance and Reformation.

Modern History for Elementary shares both American and world history and touches on select topics and events from 1754–present. Through readings, puzzles, and activities, students explore the founding of the United States through World War II and global events such as British colonization, Russian history, and the history of Israel.