Laura Whorley


I have been a nurse for 15 years. Two very opposite and amazing girls & a sweet pup call me Mom. My hobbies are attempting to grow things, crafts & cooking. As a child, I wanted two things when I grew up: 1) to be a farmer’s wife & 2) to be a missionary. I am far from a farmer’s wife, but we do have chickens & a garden…so that’s close-ish. As far as being a missionary goes, I have not travelled to far off lands and embraced the language & culture in effort to show God’s love to others. Nope. I have stayed home. In the past, I worked as a camp counselor at a Christian summer camp (long, long ago) & taught Sunday school. Most recently, I am enjoying learning more about God and the life He desires for me to live. I do believe that my mission field is at home - homeschooling – as instructed by God.

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 maximum: 12 students

Tuition: $55/month for 9 months