Nashua Christian Academy is committed to discipling students within a Christian worldview. This perspective is particularly important in history, that glass in which we see the motives, ideas and deeds of men, and in which we seek to discern truth from error, good from bad, and beauty from distortion. Social studies provide a critical forum for students to consider God’s sovereignty over relationships, from the family unit to local communities, to the development of our nation and of world civilizations. Specifically addressed are good citizenship, locally and globally, and informed participation in our government (Isaiah 46:9-10; Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13).
Global Studies (1.0 credit)
World Geography, A-Beka, c.2008
Beginning with the old world, World Geography leads students on a study tour of the Continents, highlighting the different lands and peoples of Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. From the African savanna to the Siberian tundra, the great variety found in God’s creation makes World Geography a fascinating course.
U.S. History (1.0 credit)
United States History 3rd edition, BJU Press, c.2001 America’s Providential History, Providence Press, c.1989
Topics covered may include the following: Preparation for Independence, Conflict with England, The War for Independence, The Age of Jefferson, Westward Expansion, Mexican-American War, Slavery and Secession, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The Gilded Age, Politics in the Age of Industry, Expanding World Influence, World War I, The Twenties, Depression and the New Deal, World War II, Cold War and Asian Conflicts, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, and Current Events.
Western Civilization (1.0 credit)
Streams of Civilization: Volume 2, Garry Moes, Christian liberty Press, c.1995
Beginning with the modern era (AD1500-present), Western Civilization will
explore the cause and effect relationships that formed the political world we live in today. Topics covered may include the following: European exploration and expansion, The Enlightenment, The Great Awakening, the American and French
Revolutions, Protestantism, the Industrial Age, modern science, Romanticism, Nationalism and Imperialism, WWI, WWII, Communism, the Third World crisis, technological advances in the 20th century, and the conflict between secular culture and the church.
U.S. Government (0.5 credit – required)
American Government, A-Beka, c.1997
Topics covered may include the following: Foundation of the American Government (Government under God and the Shaping of the American Republic), Our Constitutional Republic (The Constitution, Congress, The Executive Branch including the Presidency and the Bureaucracy, The Federal Courts including the Judicial Branch), and Our Federal Republic (American Federalism, State and Local Government, and The American Citizen in Action).
Economics (0.5 credit – required)
Economics, Holt Rinehart, Winston, c.1999
Each chapter puts concepts into context so that students can apply them to their own lives. Questions about personal financial plans, the laws of supply and demand, and investment strategies bring the drama and excitement of the real world alive as students actively participate. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their financial future by encouraged to take charge of what and how they learn.
College Introduction to Psychology (SNHU 3 credit hours, NCA-ICLI 1 credit)
Thinking About Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior, Worth Publishers, c. 2008
Intro to Psychology, provides a comprehensive review of the science of the mind and behavior. The class explores: the history of the field, research strategies and statistics, the biological bases for behavior, motivational theory, human development, personality theory, conditioning and learning theory, memory and consciousness, biological rhythms in human functioning, thinking and language, psychological disorders and therapies, and social thinking and influence. Students study within a biblical worldview through instruction, guest speakers and hands-on activities.