Meet Phillis Wheatley
Classical Conversations is a 24-week homeschool program teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God’s created order and beauty.
Fourth-Sixth grade students are in the Essentials programs which teaches excellent grammar and lays the foundation of foreign language.
The students write various papers throughout the year using the IEW curriculum.
At the end of each year they write a paper about a certain figure in history to present during the “Faces of History” presentations.
This year was American History.
Gabrielle (pictured) chose to write about Phillis Wheatley. Gabrielle chose Phillis Wheatley because she was very impressed with her life as a kidnapped slave girl from West Africa, turned first female African-American to be published.
The students read their papers in front of their peers and family in the first person (as if they were the person they researched) They also presented display boards.
At this particular Faces of History presentation, students represented Captain Chesley Sullenberger, Amelia Earhart, President Ronald Reagan, to name a few.
It was a great few weeks of researching, writing, and effectively delivering their presentations.
The Faces of History presentation featured in this post was through the Classical Conversation community at Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, TN.