Virtues Academy (“VA”) is a new way of teaching American History. VA is an innovative curriculum inspired by the historical devotional book, The Vigorous Virtues: Daily Success Principles from Diverse American Founders. Featuring diverse historical role models, VA incorporates moral precepts and success principles into its history lessons, making it not only a road map for students to travel towards greater knowledge but also to stronger character.
Designed as a supplemental tool for classroom teachers as well as homeschoolers, VA’s curriculum is an enrichment module to support social studies/history courses and to aid students in cultivating the soft skills of character development. What truly distinguishes VA is the diverse historical voices from America’s past. These exemplary, often-overlooked men and women of all races, backgrounds, and creeds have helped build America’s character and shape its destiny. Whether it’s Dolly Madison, the 4th First Lady who provided leadership when the White House was under military attack; Joseph DeCastro, the first Hispanic American to earn the Medal of Honor for his Civil War heroics; Lewis Latimer, African American patent designer for Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell; or Anna May Wong, an Asian American actress whose illustrious film/stage/TV career broke glass ceilings; the curriculum introduces students to history through a lens that will enlighten and inspire them. Women, persons of color and themes that concern them comprise over fifty percent of this dynamic, unprecedented content.
The user-friendly curriculum has been designed for an engaging remote learning experience, though it can also be used in-person. The modules are broken up by 12 Virtuous Themes: Courage, Self-Discipline, Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, Integrity, Industriousness, Self-Reliance, Optimism, Purposefulness, Civility and Faith. The materials can be accessed through a unique sortable database organized by Historical Figure, Gender, Race, Theme and Time Period.This dynamic structure is designed to engage students through relevant historical role models, dynamic imaging, self-help worksheets and illustrative videos.
VA will encourage and challenge students to think about history as well as their own lives in new ways. VA features:
- 365 Inspirational Narratives
- 1000+ success principles
- 365 Daily Worksheets – view sample worksheets
- 365 Daily Videos – view sample videos
- Thematic Blogs – view sample blogs
- Historical Database
- Vigorous Virtues Book (PDF)
- VA Users Guide
The modules are broken up by 12 Virtuous Themes: Courage, Self-Discipline, Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, Integrity, Industriousness, Self-Reliance, Optimism, Purposefulness, Civility and Faith. The materials can be accessed through a unique sortable database organized by Historical Figure, Gender, Race, Theme and Time Period.This dynamic structure creates many ways to engage students visually and with worksheets.
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