Instructor’s Blog Posts

Why Should I Outsource History?

AS HOMESCHOOL PARENTS, WE HAVE A LOT OF DECISIONS TO MAKE REGARDING CURRICULUM AND CLASSES.   Do I teach a subject myself, or do I outsource it? This a big question to answer. There are a number of subjects that many parents find difficult to teach. Math and science,...

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Engaging with Content in United States History

Even though the United States is only 242 years old, its history is very rich. It is impossible for any teacher to expose students to every aspect of American History in a one-year course. In order to give students an opportunity to explore some aspects of our...

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Why Study History From a Christian Worldview?

Worldview is the lens through which people view the world. For Christians, that worldview is centered around the Bible being God’s true and inspired word. When studying history through the lens of Christianity, we focus on the story of the world as God’s creation of...

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Homeschooling: How Do I Know I Am Doing the Right Thing?

Homeschooling is an opportunity to give your child a one-of-a-kind education. The responsibility is huge; instead of giving your child over to a bureaucracy of highly trained educational professionals, you are taking it on yourself. What do you know about teaching...

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Why Middle School History Is Important

The other day a friend asked me why her child needs to study history in middle school. After all, they read history story picture books early on, and they would be taking history classes in high school.  Couldn’t they just skip history in the middle school years? You...

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Why Students Should Study the American Civil War

The Civil War was long ago. It happened, the good guys won, slavery ended, and American History marched on, right? Then why is it important to study the Civil War, and to honor those who fought on both sides of the Conflict? America had been putting off resolving...

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BECKY FRANK

Instructor & Club Leader

 

Becky Frank has been steeped in American History from her early days growing up on the family farm in Northeastern North Carolina. Although Barrow Creek farm has been in her family since the 1680s, her parents were the first to live on it in three generations. On the farm she learned to milk cows, sheer sheep, and drive a tractor.

After an internship at historic Edenton, she received a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University in 1992. Answering God’s call to teach in a classroom setting, she added teacher certification from East Carolina University to her degree in 1998. Becky then taught social studies in Gates County, North Carolina where her classes included U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Humanities. After she moved to Northern Wake County with her new husband and began a family in 2004, she taught American History online for six years.

Becky currently homeschools her three children and is active in her church and local Christian homeschool group. She enjoys gardening, cooking, scrapbooking and long walks with her kids and the family dog. Sharing the heritage of our great country is one of her passions as. Her lifelong dream is to return to the family farm and make a portion of the acreage a living history site. 

YOU HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND

In everything you have done as my son's American History teacher you have been professional and gone above and beyond to ensure that my son receive a great year of learning.   This was one class my son truly enjoyed and enjoyed sharing with us the interesting things he learned.   God bless you greatly for your help and dedication to your students.  We love Mrs. Frank!
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T21:25:11+00:00
In everything you have done as my son's American History teacher you have been professional and gone above and beyond to ensure that my son receive a great year of learning.   This was one class my son truly enjoyed and enjoyed sharing with us the interesting things he learned.   God bless you greatly for your help and dedication to your students.  We love Mrs. Frank! FROM A PARENT

SHE LOVES HISTORY BECAUSE OF YOU

She’s had a great year with you this year—loves history because of you!!
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T21:24:13+00:00
She’s had a great year with you this year—loves history because of you!! FROM A PARENT

YOU MADE IT ENJOYABLE, INFORMATIVE, AND ENGAGING

Thank you so much for this year of US History for our son! This is not his favorite subject, but you made it enjoyable, informative, and engaging. We appreciate the depth of your knowledge, but more importantly, your passion for the subject and the students. Thank you for making this class such a positive experience!
FROM A PARENT
2018-01-23T21:23:22+00:00
Thank you so much for this year of US History for our son! This is not his favorite subject, but you made it enjoyable, informative, and engaging. We appreciate the depth of your knowledge, but more importantly, your passion for the subject and the students. Thank you for making this class such a positive experience! FROM A PARENT