Bob Hines

Bob Hines grew up in Stony Creek, Virginia, where most of his time not in school was spent working at the concrete-pipe plant run by his mom and dad or else playing table tennis in his basement. Being a small-town, Southern boy who was blessed to be good with numbers, he went to the College of William and Mary where he majored in Accounting and Economics. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan. Feeling that he needed just one more degree in order to be complete, Bob attended the University of Virginia where he earned a J.D. to become a lawyer. While at UVA, he met his lovely bride, Christine. Together they ran their own law practice for over 25 years in Richmond and Colonial Heights, specializing in wills and trusts. They also have three sons who were home schooled: Hunter (24), Carson (22), and Roger (14). Bob is passionate about teaching kids to use a Christian worldview to approach every academic subject. While many home school kids have called Bob “coach” on the soccer pitch, he hopes to gain a new nickname this year, “my history teacher.”



You're Right, Right?

GRADES 6-9

Course Description:

Monday: 11:00 A.M. - 11:55 A.M.

Description: You’re Right, Right?

Are you sure you are right about your rights? This class combines critical thinking, history, drama & public speaking separated into 3 units.

Unit 1: Critical thinking using mysteries. We will be using mysteries to develop the students' thinking skills for more effective reading, listening, and logical thinking while sharpening investigative skills and using creative brainstorming & flexible thinking. Students will use clues to solve mysteries using Yes/No questions.

Unit 2: The Bill of Rights. We will be learning the Bill of Rights, including the beliefs, the fears, and understandings of the colonists & discussing the story behind each of these amendments. (The required text is not needed until this unit begins)

Unit 3: Dramatic Trials: We will discuss the types of courts in the US Court system, learn the roles of court personnel (attorneys, judges, defendants, etc.) & carry out trial simulations which let students delve into motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. Trials will be held in costume to practice skills of public speaking in a fun and engaging manner. Students will be responsible to work together to create needed costumes & props.

Required Text: The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don’t Lose Your Constitutional Rights—Learn Them!

Supplies Needed: Three ring binder & writing utensils, positive attitude, willingness to participate & creativity

Copy Fee: $30

Class minimum: 5 students

Tuition: $55/month for 9 months