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Renaissance and Reformation: The Birth of the Modern World


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Renaissance and Reformation: The Birth of the Modern World


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The period known as the Renaissance was the staging ground for the development of the modern world.  Building on the developments of the Middle Ages, we will explore the politics, philosophy, art, and theology of this dynamic time. Join us as we watch the rise of Humanism, Protestantism, and scientific discovery lead to ideas that impact our world today. Assignments will focus on primary sources as a supplement to the textbook.

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Note: The teacher accepts advanced junior high students, but this is a high school credit course.

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Renaissance and Reformation Times by Dorothy Mills ISBN: 9781547701964

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. In 2003 she married her husband John and left the classroom to start a family.

Becky has been teaching online for more than 10 years.  She also homeschools her three children and is an active leader in the Children’s and Youth’s ministry at her church. She also 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 well. Her lifelong dream is to return to the family farm and make a portion of the acreage a living history site.

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1 review for Renaissance and Reformation: The Birth of the Modern World (5/5 stars)

  1. L.Y.

    My daughter really enjoyed learning about this period in history because Mrs. Frank made history come to life with her enthusiasm for the subject.

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