Quest II

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?

Quest II focuses on Statesmanship through the study of great leaders. You will read biographies of leaders who represent the Characteristics of Statesmanship (virtue, wisdom, diplomacy, courage, inspire greatness in others and move the cause of liberty). You will study a leader of your choice for each of these traits, then write an essay and give a
presentation on how this leader represents the characteristic. You will learn research skills and apply them by writing a research paper on a topic of your choice. You will learn transformational writing in the process.

PURPOSE

Vision: See that the world needs valiant leaders and recognize your potential to fill a leadership role
Mission: Prepare yourself to fulfill your personal life mission
Ability: Begin with the end in mind, create systems and habits to accomplish your vision and develop the characteristics of statesmen
Skills: Increased capacity to read, write, speak and think through using proofs which support your statements.

ARE THERE ANY PREQUISITIES?

Quest I

HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?

15 – 25 hours each week

COST:

$5.25 per semester plus additional fees for books and certification

BOOKS STUDENTS MUST READ/PURCHASE (Be sure to check with the mentor before purchasing books as the list may change.)

Standing for Something by Hinckley
And There was Light by Lusseyran
The Virginian by Wister
“What is Seen and What is Not Seen” by Bastiat

A Biography on each of the following Wisdom, Virtue, Courage, Diplomacy

COURSE LENGTH

This is the second semester of a three semester course. The semester runs January through April.

NOTE TO PARENTS

This is an Apprentice Scholar Project which motivates students to study through inspiring mentors, positive peer pressure, exposure to greatness, higher expectations, due dates, internal rewards and an opportunity to certify.

HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR STUDENT

Continue with weekly mentor meetings.  Invite your student to share what they are
learning about their research topic.  Understand that the writing cycle we are teaching your student is most likely different from what you experienced in school, so don’t expect your student’s writing to fit the “conveyor belt” model.  As your student works through the writing cycle, they will need to talk about it with someone to help them move towards
creating their thesis.  You may want to ask your student if they would like to practice their oral presentations by delivering them to you.