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Building

Minds

Great

Online Secular Social

Studies Curriculums

for Home & Charter Schools

What Parents are Saying...

"I cannot recommended GAPro highly enough! The world history course truly changed my son's relationship with the study of history. This program teaches history in an honest and engaging manner, is academic without being overwhelming, and inspires meaningful conversations & fascinating rabbit holes to fall down. From a parent perspective I love that it makes record keeping easy, that it can be as parent involved or hands-off as my child wants, and that all the videos, maps, readings, and assignments are included so I am not hunting down any additional materials. In all my years of homeschooling this is one of my absolute favorite homeschool finds ever. " ~ Kat Hutchinson of SEA Homeschoolers

College Prep Course Work

GAPro Courses serve students who are late middle school to early high school. These courses are designed to be the transition step,  building "college ready" skills using social studies content. Students finish the courses with the tools needed to enroll into Community College or Universities. 

College Ready Skills include: Critical thinking, non-fiction reading & note taking, listening, studying, comparative analysis, timed writing, essay/ research writing.

Rich

Content

GLOBAL

  • Secular Social Studies. All courses promote fact-based, bias free learning. Students are presented with facts and multiple perspectives, while being given the tools to draw their own conclusions that they can support with evidence. NOTE: The courses do teach ABOUT ALL major (and most minor) world religions and political perspectives. However, the courses do not endorse, promote, evangelize, or discriminate  any one religion. 

     

  • Every Region, Every Voice. All courses promote diverse perspectives from around the globe, seeking to avoid a Euro-Centric or American-Centric mindset. They also emphasize the "Lost Voices" of society, including: Women, LBGTQ+, First Nations and Ethnic Minorities. 
     

  • Cross Curricular Instruction. Every course contains: Primary & Secondary sources, poetry/literature, art, maps, geography, architecture, videos, activities, & projects.

Simple

For Parents

  • Everything is Included. All needed readings, lessons, videos, questions, maps... Everything is prepackaged through the course website - hosted by Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by many colleges.  No extra purchases required.

  • Sign In & Go! There's no daily plan/prep work for parents. Using Canvas, students just sign in & go! All lessons are laid out in order and ready to go! No complex charts, extra prep, or gathering resources! 

  • Powerful Parent Guides. Each unit has a rich parent guide that provides a summary of each lessons plus a range of potentially correct answers. Parents do not have to be "experts" or do all the work to easily assess knowledge or spark deeper conversations.  

  • Structured Flexibility. The GAPro layout allows parents to bend and mold all courses to their families needs. With the parent guides, lesson formats, and online structure, parents are in full control. Already covered a topic? In a time crunch and need to trim? Want to pause and go deeper into a topic? With GAPro the answer is always yes to your needs.

  • Assessments Made Easy. Each unit provides a unit-test administered through Canvas. The test is automatically graded, giving instant feedback and retest opportunities. 

  • Never Alone. GAPro provides parent's support every step of the way - including technical & content assistance if there are problems or something is not crystal clear. 

  • Satisfaction GuaranteedGAPro has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied within 30 days of your purchase, you can receive a 100% no-questions asked refund.  

Just Sign in & Go!

Powerful Parent Guides

Courses

World HistoryAct 1 & Act 2

  • OverviewWorld History is a survey course that moves students from beginning of time until modern day. This course focuses on the broad themes, story lines and trends of the human experience - less emphasis on "name and date.' Instead GAPro World History focuses on the important impacts, trends, and patterns that have shaped humanity in each era. Each unit begins with the broad 10,000 foot overview  before diving into the "depths" of specific people, events, art, or literature that exemplifies these key historical threads. 

  • Act 1 - Beginning of Time through 1492. In one year, students move through a regional progression of human development. Starting from hunter gatherers, each world region's story unfolds until all the world became intertwined. Cost $55.

  • Act 2 - 1492 through Today. In one year, students start at the beginnings of globalization, analyzing and understanding the forces that brought the world into its modern form.  Every course ends with the current events of the final day of study. Cost $55

  • Bundle Deal! Purchase Act 1 & Act 2 together for 2 year access to both courses for $100.  **Note: If you are in a time crunch, Both Act 1 & Act 2 can be completed in one calendar year.

  • Multiple Children: 60% off 2nd Child

  • Please contact Mr. Grether at MGrether@gapro.me with your specific situation. Mr. Grether will arrange a specialized invoice or  coupon code that can matches your family's needs.

Purchase Options

 

Courses

Modern Global Studies

Equivelent to World Geography or AP Human Geography

  • Understanding Your WorldModern Global Studies is an in-depth look at life in 2019. The course leads students through a critical analysis of the human experience to understand how the world works... today. Where does your next meal come from? How does your food get from farm to your table? How are women treated around the world? Why are cities set up the way they are?​

    Students will walk away from the course with a deep understanding of the interconnected nature of the 21st century, with college-ready literacy and study skills. With a foundation of knowledge in Modern Global Studies, students will be able to launch into a wide variety other courses or fields of interest. 

  • See the World Through New Lenses. The course will look at the human experience through eight lenses:

    • Economics and Development

    • Gender

    • Population, Demographics and Migration

    • Culture, Language and Religion

    • Political Institutions 

    • Agricultural Systems

    • Globalized Industrialization

    • Urbanization​

  • AP® Option. By taking Modern Global Studies, students will be prepared to take the AP® Human Geography exam if they choose. AP® Exams are standardize tests that allows students the opportunity to earn college credit. While not a requirement of the course, Mr. Grether has prepared over 500 students for the AP® Human Geography exam. Mr. Grether has served as a AP® Human Geography grader. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to have a chance at being successful on the exam.

  • Cost. $75 (1 Year Access)

  • Multiple Children: 60% off 2nd Child

  • Please contact Mr. Grether at MGrether@gapro.me with your specific situation. Mr. Grether will arrange a specialized invoice or  coupon code that can matches your family's needs.

Purchase Options

 

What Parents are Saying...

"My 10th grader is taking the Student-Led version of GAPro World History. I have been so impressed by how secular it is. If I had the time to put together a World History curriculum, it would have been exactly this. We love the layout on Canvas. It is very easy to use. I think it is deep and interesting. "

Michael Grether is the founder of Global Academic Productions, LLC. Mr. Grether has four children that he and his wife homeschool. Mr. Grether has served as a Public School World History teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina for over ten years - having taught thousands of students from the 6th through12th grades of all ability levels. He has specifically taught World History for 12 years and AP Human Geography for 6 years; both in Face-to-Face and Online settings for North Carolina Virtual Public School. He has also worked with College Board as an AP Reader/Grader for the Human Geography Exam in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2019, Mr. Grether was Rolesville High School's Teacher of the Year and Wake County's Finalist (Top 10) for WCPSS Teacher of the Year [WCPSS is the #13 Largest School District in the USA with over 10,000 teachers]. He is also a Top 5 Finalist for 2019 WRAL's Teacher of the Year - for a 6 County Region.

 

Mr. Grether has a Bachelor's in Education and a Double Minor in History and Political Science from Ohio University. He also has his Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden University where he was Cum Sum Laude.  Mr. Grether has been writing curriculum for over ten years, having written three full curriculums and two complete e-textbooks. His products have earned 3.9 out of 4 star reviews on Teacher-Pay-Teacher. He was previously a 2x finalist for Teacher of the Year at Leesville Middle. Michael Grether has presented multiple times at the North Carolina Social Studies Conference as well as leading Wake County Professional Development Sessions. In 2018, Mr. Grether spoke at the SEA Homeschool Conference in Atlanta about Creating College Ready Readers. In 2019, Mr. Grether spoke at the AP Annual Conference in Orlando.

About Michael Grether