Readings in Early Modern History (1500-1800)

High School

Instructor: Thomas Banks

 Mondays, 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern

1 High School History Credit

Classes on the 32-Week Schedule run from the week of Aug. 12 through May 9th or Self-Paced

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2/19/24 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins

2/23/24 - Pre-Registration Ends

3/4/24 - Registration for New Families Begins

5/31/24 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)

6/1/24 - Full Tuition Due

6/1/24 - Payment Plan: 1st Payment Due

7/1/24 - Payment Plan: 2nd Payment Due

8/1/24 - Payment Plan: 3rd Payment Due

8/5/24 - Class Canvas Login Information Sent Out

8/11/24 - Last Day to Request 50% Refund (Minus Deposit)


Over the course of the 16th century, it became more and more obvious that the Medieval era had drawn to a close and given way to new developments in religion and culture. New continents were discovered, the forms and aims of the arts branched out in new directions. The Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation worked enormous changes in the structure of the European religious establishment. And after these, the coming of the Enlightenment presented new challenges to the principles of religious belief, climaxing in the chaos of the French Revolution. Students who enroll in this course are encouraged but not required to enroll also in Early Modern Literature, which is taught by Ms. Stanford.

At the end of each semester, students will compose an essay in which they will be expected to summarize the main religious, cultural and political developments of the period we have studied, while showing the connection of these to one another and describing the men and women who have significantly shaped the course of modern western history.

All of our classes are available as self-paced classes. The self-paced option allows a student to view the classes on their own time. The content of the course is exactly the same, but there are no writing assignments and no grades issued for the high school courses. The self-paced option gives a student access to the streaming videos of the course for a full year. The classes are not discussion based and focus rather on the art and skill of reading well, and in the high school classes, on the Intellectual Tradition of a work. Students from all over the world choose the self-paced option.

Bundle with Early Modern Literature at registration and save $50.


$715.00 total (including $95.00 non-refundable deposit)

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