Electives
​CRITICAL THINKING/LOGIC AND FALLACIES
Tutor:                     Debbie Cleveland                       Email: dcleve1338@gmail.com
Grades:                  3-12                                            Class Limit: 6-16
Time:                      Tuesdays 8:30AM-9:50AM
Textbook:              The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $10
Total Class Fees:  $405.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $45.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $27.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
Critical thinking and recognizing bad reasoning (or logic) is essential in our world today.  There is so much misinformation and bias in the world!  Teaching our students how to think logically and how to recognize bad logic in others arguments is an essential tool in finding truth.  A fallacy is an error in logic – a place where someone has made a mistake in his/her thinking.  Critical thinking seeks to pinpoint ant minimize biasing influences from our culture so that we can seek out knowledge and evidence that lines up with reality.  In this class, we will learn to spot common errors in reasoning.  We will use videos in class to show examples of incorrect arguments (fallacies) and bad conclusions.  Students will also role play and come up with their own illogical arguments as examples of what NOT to do.
The books The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox will be used in class and for homework assignments.  Each book has over 30 lessons.
Homework will be assigned and discussed. 
 
FORGOTTEN ARTS
Tutor:                     Debbie Cleveland                       Email: dcleve1338@gmail.com
Grades:                  3-12                                            Class Limit: 6-16
Time:                      Tuesdays 12:05PM-1:25PM
Textbook:              Handouts in class
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $40.00
Total Class Fees:  $405.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $45.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $27.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
Let’s go back to a simpler time.  A time without many of the modern conveniences; when people ate real food that wasn't full of chemicals and gmo's.  A time when medicines didn't require mumbled disclaimers about all the possible side effects; when people were more self-sufficient.  This class seeks to revive some of the arts of that long ago era.  Subjects that will be covered include: canning (water bath, pressure, and dry), alternative medicines such as herbal medicines, foraging (edible plants), cheese making, soap making, bread making, etc.
 
Classes will be hands on.  We will be able to use the church's kitchen to actually process our foods and projects.  Supply fees will include all copies, equipment, and supplies needed.  Students will be able to bring home samples of their projects to share with family members. 
 
ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR HIGH HOME ECONOMICS 1
Tutor:    Lisa Gerber                                 Email: pwgerber@yahoo.com
Grades: 3-7                                               Class Limit: 2-4 (unless approved by tutor)
Time: Tuesdays 8:30-9:50am
Textbook: Handouts in class
Prerequisite: None
Supply Fees:         $130.00
Total Class Fees:  $414.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $46.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $28.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
 
First semester will be a variety of basic skills in the kitchen, nutrition, and table settings.  Some homework and tests.
During the kitchen semester student will need to bring various items to make the dish we will be cooking. 
Second semester will be sewing.  Basic sewing skills, one project will be covered with supply fees.  Second or more will be bought by student.  Student will need to have basic sewing materials, including both shears and scissors and sewing machine
 
HIGH SCHOOL HOME ECONOMICS 2
Tutor:  Lisa Gerber                                 Email: pwgerber@yahoo.com
Grades :8-12                                           Class Limit: 2-4  (unless approved by tutor)
Time: Tuesdays 9:55-11:15
Textbook: Handouts in class
Prerequisite: None (best if there is some basic knowledge of sewing)
Supply Fee: $130.00
Total Class Fees:  $414.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $46.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $28.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
First semester will be a variety of skills in the kitchen, nutrition, table settings. Some homework and tests.
During the kitchen semester student will need to bring various items to make the dish we will be cooking.
Second semester will be sewing.  One project will be covered with supply fees.  Second or more will be bought by student.  Student will need to have basic sewing materials, including both shears and scissors and sewing machine.
 
 THE MASTER’S PLAN – Biblical Science Worldview
Tutor:                     Jeff Swanson                              Email: ministry@planbible.com
Textbook:              The Plan: The Chronology of God’s Word from Creation to Completion
Grades:                  6-12                                                         Class Limit: 5-16
Time:                      Thursdays 9:55AM-11:15AM
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $30.00
Total Class Fees:  $432.00 - 9 Monthly Payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $30.00/month payable to Tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
This course is an in-depth worldview Bible study that will span the entirety of God’s word.  We will begin the course looking at creation: how things differ from original creation, how corruption changed everything, how the Pre-flood world was different and similar to today, and how the flood shaped the earth.  We will then progress through the 14 C’s of history, looking at how God has interacted with humanity through the course of time.  We will also spend time studying prophecies in the Bible that have already been fulfilled, building confidence that God’s word is absolute truth.  As we see God’s faithfulness to keep his word, we know that the 2500 plus prophecies that have not yet happened will surely be fulfilled.   We will discuss how to know these unfulfilled prophecies have not yet come to pass, and how they must be ordered logically in their fulfillment. Just as things are very different in the past, so too, they shall be in the future ages to come. We will finish the course by looking into what the Bible states as the ages yet to come.  This includes the end of death, the new heaven and new earth, and Christ’s kingdom that will be on earth as described in the Old Testament prophesies (the kingdom the disciples thought Jesus was going to setup the first time He came), which is the millennial reign of Christ. There is a fascinating world still yet to come, but first a transition must occur (Tribulation period) from where we are today. The required reading is The Plan eBook, available at www.planbible.com. Students will be building a notebook throughout the year.  They will learn to dig deeper into God’s word through word studies and Bible study tools. Homework will include assigned readings, handouts, writing and research. Parents are welcome to sit in on class for no charge. Jeff Swanson developed The Plan, which is an entire Bible, chronologically rearranged by order of time: Past, Present and Future. It is a verse-by-verse journey through God’s Word. Dr. Tim LA Haye and Dr. Hilton Sutton have endorsed it. Jeff speaks at conferences around the country and has been interviewed on Fox News Live, Harvest Show, Creation Today and Prophecy in the News along with many other TV and radio shows around the world. For more information please visit www.PlanBible.com
 
SPEECH AND DEBATE
Tutor:                 Bonnie Patocka                                Email: bonniepatocka@gmail.com
Grades:              9-12                                                  Class Limit: 6-10
Time:                 Tuesday OR Thursday 8:30AM-9:50AM
Textbook:          An Introduction to Policy Debate by Christy Shipe (5th edition)
Prerequisite:     None
Supply Fees:     $10
Total Class Fees:   $432.00 – 9 monthly payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                 Tutor:                               $30.00/month payable to tutor
                                             Operational Fee:              $18.00/month payable to CTC
 
Students will learn how to form an educated opinion, articulate that opinion and engage others in a given topic.  This is especially important for Christians.  Debate provides a structure that helps people acquire those skills.  A homeschooling debate class has the added benefit of exposing students to important topics about the world around them.  Students will learn and practice the skills of research, argumentation, critical thinking, public speaking and logic.  They will learn how to communicate their ideas persuasively and respectfully.  We will also play speaking games that sharpen the student’s abilities to think on their feet and speak eloquently. 
 
YEARBOOK
Tutor:                     Angela Leasman                         Email: ctcadmin@cox.net
Grades:                  7-12                                            Class Limit: 7-15
Time:                      Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:55-4:15PM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $40.00
Total Class Fees:  $468.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $56.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational/Lab Fee:   $42.00/month payable to CTC
This is a two day a week class. In this course, students will use Jostens Yearbook Avenue online program to learn sound design principles and skills needed to produce the annual school yearbook for CTC. In addition, yearbook is an excellent course for the college-bound student as it qualifies as a high school level English/writing or elective credit. Students will receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of journalistic writing, journalism, graphic design, budget management, and organizational skills necessary to produce the yearbook. Students can expect assignments and duties to occasionally extend beyond the allocated class time as necessary to meet publication deadlines.