Course Description

History is literally, ‘His Story’. Studying history in first grade means we are studying His Plan and learning about how Heavenly Father has called individuals throughout time to help move forward this Great Plan. Students will learn about God’s providential view of history using the 4-R method: Research, Reason, Relate, Record. We will study and reason our way through twenty key historical timeline events.

We will learn about the lives and important choices of the great men and women of history. We begin with the Creation and Old Testament dispensations. We will cover the birth and life of Jesus Christ, along with the life and discoveries of Christopher Columbus, the Founding of America, and on through to the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ. Course objectives include knowledge that the Lord prepares and protects those whom He calls and the values, importance of having a Christian-liberty founded government. This method of studying history helps each child to better understand their worth, potential, and the gifts they have been given to accomplish their individual calling and unique place in history.

Course Details

First Grade History

Define History: “His Story”

Timeline Introduction

The Creation
Adam and Eve
Joseph of Egypt
The Nephites
Christ’s Birth and Mortal Life
Apostasy and Enlightenment
Wycliffe and the Reformation
Chain of Christianity Moving Westward
America’s Christian Founding
Joseph Smith
Secularization, Industry, and Orchestration
Gathering of Israel
Second Coming & Millennium

Coming soon.

Witter, Evelyn, Abigail Adams.  (ISBN:  0915134-94-2)
Roop, Peter and Connie, Christopher Columbus.  (ISBN:  0439-15807-9)
Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price

Ms. Keysha Smith

Why do you love teaching at AHS? — Where else can a teacher help students gain a passion and love of learning and remind them of how much their Father in heaven loves them each and every day!?

Life Experience That Prepared me  to teach at AHS — When I taught early morning seminary to some pretty tired Freshman and Sophomores, I learned that in order to keep their attention, and to even keep them awake, I had to be passionate about what I was teaching them.  My love and passion for the gospel and its teachings helped them to develop their own love and passion for it. I learned the power that the spirit has to reach the heart and how important it is to be well-prepared so one can speak from the heart, look into their eyes, and make it come to life!

What is Unique About AHS? — Our heart and mind approach to education not only opens the windows of success, but it awakens the soul and reminds the students of the greatness they hold within. With God’s help and a very supportive staff, I am encouraged daily to create an atmosphere where knowledge and character development are nurtured, and the exceptional can unfold. AHS is an extraordinary place to teach and learn, but it is also a place with lots of heart-moving memories, outstanding extra-curricular programs, and incredible families.

Education — Bachelor of Arts, Family Science, Brigham Young University

Why Teaching? — I absolutely love what I do! My spirit feels at home when I am learning and teaching. I love my curriculum, what the spirit inspires me to say and do, and what the students teach me. I enjoy seeing things from their perspectives.  Teaching requires a lot of dedication and conviction, but it is worth it. I love it when we reason and relate, and there are times when the rewards are truly great.

Why AHS? — The great works of literature, history, language arts, and geography are all wonderful and valuable subjects to teach in and of themselves, but when a teacher is encouraged to reason and relate what the scriptures and prophets have said within each of these subjects it goes from being wonderful to extraordinarily awesome!