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What Parents are Saying...
"GAPro products are AMAZING! 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
SUMMER & FALL LIVE!
Schedule for Summer & Fall Classes '21-'22 Coming Soon (Late February).
Exciting New Line Up:
Summer: The Enlightenment, The 1800s, Personal Study Skills, Personal Finance
Fall/Spring: World History, American History, US Government, Economics, World/Human Geography, Holocaust & Modern Genocides
College Prep Course Work
GAPro Courses serve students who are in late middle school to early high school. These courses act as a 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.
Currently serving families in 35 States & 3 Countries
Secular Social Studies. All courses promote fact-based, bias free learning. Students are presented with facts and multiple perspectives. Students also learn about tools to draw their own conclusions and support the conclusions 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 for or against 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.
Everything is Included. All needed readings, lessons, videos, questions, maps... Everything is prepackaged through the course website. The course is hosted on Canvas - a Learning Management System (LMS) used by many colleges. No extra purchases are required.
Sign In & Go! 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. Life is busy. Many parents do not have the time to read and research into the all of the course topics within each of their child's courses. with GAPro, each unit has a rich parent guide that provides a summary of the lessons' topics, along with a range of potentially correct answers.
Structured Flexibility. The GAPro layout allows parents to bend and mold the course material to meet their family's needs. Parents are in full control with the parent guides, lesson formats, and online structure. 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 .
Assessments Made Easy. Each unit provides a test administered through Canvas. The test is automatically graded, giving instant feedback and retest opportunities. The scores are kept in a grade book for easy record keeping.
Never Alone. GAPro provides support every step of the way - including technical & content assistance if there are problems or something is not crystal clear.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. GAPro 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.
Do You have a Co-Op or Charter? GAPro can setup a special version of the course for your group. Within the course, students can interact on message boards virtually with other members of the Co-Op/Charter. E-Mail MGrether@gapro.me for more details.
Charter Vendor. GAPro is an approved vendor within the following Charter School systems. If your charter is not listed below, contact GAPro
( email@example.com ) about your charter and we can explore the process of becoming a Vendor.
iLead Exploration (Hybrid, Lancaster, SCVI, Agua Dulce) - Must initiate the purchase through your Educator Facilitator
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Powerful Parent Guides
World History: Act 1 & Act 2
Overview. World History is a survey course that explores the beginning of time all the way to the modern-day. This course focuses on the broad themes, story lines, and trends within each era; analyzing case studies that exemplify these themes. The courses focus less on 'name and date,' and more upon the important trends, patterns, and impactful events that have shaped humanity. 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. Act 1 explores the development of the human story: from humanity's origin as hunter-gatherers through the development of regional empires, finishing with the age of exploration. Students will purposefully examine the political, economic and cultural development of each region of the world. This course can be completed in either 1 Semester (4-5 days per week) or 1 Year (2-3 days per week). On its own, the course is ~100-120 hours of work (equal to 1 Credits). Cost $55 (for 1 year access). [Course Syllabus]
Act 2 - 1492 through Today. Act 2 explores the story of human globalization. Students analyze the forces that have altered and shaped the modern world, from the birth of European exploration through the interconnected networks of the 21st Century. This course can be completed in either 1 Semester (4-5 days per week) or 1 Year (2-3 days per week). On its own, the course is ~100-120 hours of work (equal to 1 Credits). Cost $55 (for 1 year access). [Course Syllabus]
Who Should Take This Class?. Act 1 & Act 2 are aimed at the "Starting Formal History" Student to the "Moderately Informed." This could be an advanced 7th grader through 10th grade. These courses are built to provide a structure for understanding the major themes of World History in every region of the world while introducing Critical Thinking, Historical Thinking and College Ready skills. In the process, the course seeks to create "starting points" of interests that students will want to further explore.
Bundle Deal! Purchase Act 1 & Act 2 together for $100 (Families receive 2 years access to the courses). Together, Act 1 & Act two are built to be completed in 1 school year (4-5 days per week) or 2 years (2-3 days per week). With just the provided materials, Act 1 & Act 2 are intended for a combined 180 hours of instruction, equal to 1 credit. If Parents supplement with extra readings or research, the course can be expanded to 2 credits.
Multiple Children: GAPro offers a 2nd Child discount
Please contact Mr. Grether at MGrether@gapro.me with your specific situation. Mr. Grether will arrange a specialized invoice or coupon code that can match your families needs.
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. "