Home Schooling


Deliver a large,complicated, integrated project

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasurable.

-- Louis Kahn

You can never learn anything that is not a part of yourself

-- Louis Kahn

The Special Project Is Finished!

Jesse chose the Roman Empire for his project, stressing the expansion and fall of it's territorial boundries.


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Delivery Detail Definitions (see Below)



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Project Part

Deliverable Description

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Overview Essay

A general overview of how borders are and have been decided throughout history, and some basic information on the first groups to settle down and claim land as thier own.



In-depth Paper

An in-depth description of the period of the Roman empire known as "The Five Good Emperors".



Main Deliverble

A brief history of Rome, from the formation of the Republic through Constantine's Byzantium. Includes maps of the expansion in chronological order, along with descriptions of each period.



Tangent Paper

An dual biogrpahy on the two opposing generals of the Second Punic War, Hannibal Barca of Carthage and Scipio Africanus of Rome.



The 2002 home school special project is designed to be a lifetime experience and will develop significant personal knowledge about a subject while reinforcing the discipline and attention to detail that is required in the adult world.

The special project will involve at least 4 deliverables on a single subject of Jesse's choice over a six month period. The first is a presentation of general information on the subject, intended for an intelligent person that possess no knowledge of the subject. The second will pursue some aspect of the subject in medium detail. The third is the major deliverable and should be impressive in scope, size, and detail. It should include original thinking and delivery. The fourth is a drill-down exercise, and should be selected after stage two is complete. It should expound or apply some aspect of the subject, while also going off in a new direction.

Each portion of the project is due on the Friday of that week at 4 PM. Verbal presentations are STRONGLY discouraged unless in the form of video tape or digital streaming.


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