Quest III

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?

In Quest III – Semester 3, you will study worldviews, government, leadership and jurisprudence. You will continue to read and discuss character building literature. You will practice oral and written persuasion and apply what you’ve been learning about statesmanship and government. You will participate on a team in a Supreme Court simulation.  You will also give on oral presentation at a community gathering of your (and your classmates’) invited guests.

PURPOSE

Vision: See yourself as a social leader and how progression through the scholar phases increases your leadership capacity
Mission: Accept the call to work hard to become the person God created you to be
Ability: Submit to a mentor, self-educate, concentrate for long periods of time, SayGoBeDo, navigate through roadblocks, courage
Skills: Read like an honorable lawyer, Write like an author, Think like a philosopher, Speak like an orator

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

Quest I & II

HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?

15 – 25 hours each week

COST:

Please see the Tuition & Fees page for a complete list of costs and administration fees.

BOOKS STUDENTS MUST READ/PURCHASE

Understanding the Times by David A. Noebel
The Five Thousand Year Leap by Cleon Skousen
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Humanist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto
Great Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court edited by Maureen Harrison and Steve Gilbert, published by Barnes and Noble Books ISBN 0-7607-3537-9.

Only one book will be chosen from the following list:
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

COURSE LENGTH

This is the final semester of a three semester course. The semester runs September through the middle of January and is the culmination of a year and a half of study.

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 and internal rewards.

HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR STUDENT

Continue with your weekly mentor meetings. Invite your student to tell you about
worldviews, leadership habits, and principles of sound government.

The class will do two Supreme Court simulations: one in class and one will be presented for the Liber Academy community to attend. You will want to ask your student which cases their class chose to study and learn about them. Your student will be assigned to represent a side in the case.  If you feel your student is not firmly grounded in the worldview you are promoting in your home, you are advised to request that your student be assigned the side of the case that is in favor of your worldview.  In this case, it is your responsibility to let the mentor know before the assignments are made. (Your student will be told when the assignments will be made so check with them.)  Understand that arguing for an opposing worldview can help solidify your student’s support of their own worldview if they have a solid foundation, but even so, you will want to talk with them about it.