Becky Frank

Instructor

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.

Blog Posts By Becky Frank

Using History to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

One of the most important tools we can give our students is the ability to think critically.  In this age of unlimited social media sharing, fake news, and hidden agendas, it has never been more important to be able to look at information and its source and determine...

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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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Love for Becky Frank

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!

A Parent 

She’s had a great year with you this year—loves history because of you!!

A Parent 

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!

A Parent 

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