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Electives

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are junior high level electives available through CLASS Homeschools. Information for each course includes suggested grade levels, cost, description, and a listing of the materials used. Linked course names will take you to a "look inside" of the primary text. Course materials in bold are eligible for reusable book credit if you already have the item.

If you are looking for a full list of high school level foreign language, personal, or vocational electives, see High School Choice. Other high school level electives can be found in their respective subject area.

Note: Once successfully completed, academic credit may be awarded (upon request) for the following electives once the student is enrolled in high school.


CREATIVE WRITING

Primary Text 49910   The Exciting World of Creative Writing
Suggested Grade Level: 7th–11th
Additional Course Charge: None
Prerequisites: None
Description: This course emphasizes creativity in writing. Students will learn how to write short stories, both fictional and non-fictional. Student will also receive information and guidance about getting their stories published.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – The Exciting World of Creative Writing | ©1997 (rev ed) Christian Liberty Press | 137 pages
• Test Packet – ©2008 Christian Liberty Press | 4 tests



HOME ECONOMICS

Primary Text 93500   Family and Consumer Science
Suggested Grade Level: 8th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $50
Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a complete home economics course that covers Christian character and appearance, cooking, sewing, fashion, interior decorating, hospitality, etiquette, home management, finances, child development and care, and relationships. Course includes 10 in-book tests.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Lifepac Family and Consumer Science | ©2000 Alpha Omega Publications | 10 student books, 585 pages total
• Teacher's Guide – Lifepac Family and Consumer Science Teacher's Guide | ©2000 Alpha Omega Publications | 159 pages
• Reference GuideNutritive Value of Foods | ©2000 Alpha Omega Publications | 95 pages



FRENCH

Primary Text 93440   Living Language French: Complete Edition, 1st Half (French 1)
Suggested Grade Level: 7th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $70
Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a beginning course in conversational French, which uses a natural and systematic method of learning. The course is broken down into ten lessons with additional review exercises and dialogues. There are also free online materials available for further study. At the conclusion of the course, students should display sufficient conversational command of the language for common practical life situations.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language French: Essential | ©2010 Random House | 272 pages
• Textbook – Living Language French: Intermediate | ©2010 Random House | 422 pages
• Textbook – Living Language French: Advanced | ©2010 Random House | 402 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2010 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2010 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests


Primary Text 93445   Living Language French: Complete Edition, 2nd Half (French 2)
Suggested Grade Level: 8th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $25 ($70 if was not previously assigned Living Language French: Complete Edition, 1st Half)
Prerequisites: French 1
Description: Complete French is a unique multimedia program that takes a beginner to advanced level in one convenient package. Complete edition takes students further with advanced conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and more.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language French: Essential | ©2010 Random House | 272 pages
• Textbook – Living Language French: Intermediate | ©2010 Random House | 422 pages
• Textbook – Living Language French: Advanced | ©2010 Random House | 402 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2010 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2010 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests



GERMAN

Primary Text 93420   Living Language German: Essential Edition (German 1)
Suggested Grade Level: 7th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $30
Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a beginning course in conversational German, which uses the natural method of learning: hear it, say it, absorb it. Topics are organized into concise, short lessons. The course includes a brief summary of grammar, as well as supplementary aids such as vocabulary helps and a common usage dictionary containing the most common words with their meanings illustrated in sentences. At the conclusion of the course, students should display sufficient conversational command of the language for common practical life situations.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language German: Essential | ©2011 Random House | 255 pages
• Multimedia – 3 Audio CDs | ©2011 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2011 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests


Primary Text 93450   Living Language German: Complete Edition, 1st Half (German 1)
Suggested Grade Level: 7th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $70
Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a beginning course in conversational German, which uses the natural method of learning: hear it, say it, absorb it. Topics are organized into concise, short lessons. The course includes a brief summary of grammar, as well as supplementary aids such as vocabulary helps and a common usage dictionary containing the most common words with their meanings illustrated in sentences. At the conclusion of the course, students should display sufficient conversational command of the language for common practical life situations. Note: This product includes the Living Language German: Essential Edition (German 1) course in its entirety.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language German: Essential | ©2011 Random House | 255 pages
• Textbook – Living Language German: Intermediate | ©2011 Random House | 329 pages
• Textbook – Living Language German: Advanced | ©2011 Random House | 281 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2011 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2011 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests


Primary Text 93455   Living Language German: Complete Edition, 2nd Half (German 2)
Suggested Grade Level: 8th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $25 ($70 if was not previously assigned Living Language German: Complete Edition, 1st Half)
Prerequisites: German 1
Description: Complete German is a unique multimedia program that takes a beginner to advanced level in one convenient package. Complete edition takes students further with advanced conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and more.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language German: Essential | ©2011 Random House | 255 pages
• Textbook – Living Language German: Intermediate | ©2011 Random House | 329 pages
• Textbook – Living Language German: Advanced | ©2011 Random House | 281 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2011 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2011 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests



SPANISH

Primary Text 93430   Living Language Spanish: Complete Edition, 1st Half (Spanish 1)
Suggested Grade Level: 7th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $70
Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a beginning course in conversational Spanish, which uses a natural and systematic method of learning. The course is broken down into ten lessons with additional review exercises and dialogues. There are also free online materials available for further study. At the conclusion of the course, students should display sufficient conversational command of the language for common practical life situations.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Essential | ©2011 Random House | 268 pages
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Intermediate | ©2011 Random House | 382 pages
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Advanced | ©2011 Random House | 336 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2011 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2011 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests


Primary Text 93435   Living Language Spanish: Complete Edition, 2nd Half (Spanish 2)
Suggested Grade Level: 8th–12th
Additional Course Charge: $25 ($70 if was not previously assigned Living Language Spanish: Complete Edition, 1st Half)
Prerequisites: Spanish 1
Description: Complete Spanish is a unique multimedia program that takes a beginner to advanced level in one convenient package. Complete edition takes students further with advanced conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and more.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item) [All materials sent in a pre-packaged box]:
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Essential | ©2011 Random House | 268 pages
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Intermediate | ©2011 Random House | 382 pages
• Textbook – Living Language Spanish: Advanced | ©2011 Random House | 336 pages
• Multimedia – 9 Audio CDs (3 for each text) | ©2011 Random House
• Notebook – Living Language Notebook | ©2011 Random House
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests