West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Welcome to WHCT


          Contact | About Me:
          Kristin von dem Bussche
          Mrs. vdB
          [email protected]

          Course Time:

      This course is offered on Tuesdays.


Course Recommendations:
  • Middle School TN History is recommended for 6th-7th grade students.
  • This course, or our Middle School Modern American History,
    is recommended for our 7th and 8th grade students.
  • If you desire your child to take a history class in a year other than recommended,
    please speak with the tutor or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.

  • The Mystery of History Volume 1: Creation to the Resurrection (Third Edition)
    (The third edition is necessary for updated content and uniformity.)
    ISBN- 1892427338

Course Description:

This class will cover ancient history from Creation to the Resurrection.
Students will learn about famous biblical characters, ancient peoples, and well-known
men such as Aesop, Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, Emperor Asoka, Herodotus,
Caesar, Hannibal, and Herod.

The textbook for this class is written from a Christian, young-earth perspective,
and teaches children to see God's hand throughout history!
Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies,
integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time.

Weekly pretests, lessons to read at home, taking notes with a study guide, and activities to follow up
in class, such as geography, timelines, art projects, a memory challenge, and more will be part of this course.

We may take 1-2 field trips on non-class days, to supplement our study.
Possible field trips would be to the Nashville Parthenon and The Ark Encounter.
Participation will be optional.

Class Time: 

  • We will spend our class time discussing the information covered in homework
    lessons, completing maps, and other activities that help bring the material to life.

Homework Requirements:
  • Weekly assignments should take 1-2 hours to complete,
    with projects requiring additional time.


  • 40%  homework
  • 40%  quizzes & tests
  • 10%  class participation
  • 10%  final project & presentation


  • textbook
  • 1" binder w. 8 pocketed dividers
  • colored pencils for maps
  • 1 ultra-fine point black Sharpie

**Summer Assignment:
A short reading assignment (pages 1-12) and homework packet will be due the first day of class.
You will be able to print it at home, or pick up a packet on Class Rotation Day (the week before classes begin).