The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events of the period using both biographies and selected works of historical fiction in addition to non-fiction narrative histories (where available). Please see book list link below.
This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with the historical, geographical, and cultural context within which the events of Scripture took place. Bible history will come to life as students explore geographical settings and learn about ancient cultures and customs. Students will see God’s plan unfold as He moves through nations and empires, sends rescue or destruction, preserves His people, and establishes His Church. They will also learn how archaeological evidence supports the historicity of Bible events.
The course is intended to present an overview of this period of history and to prepare students for subsequent Bible and history courses through the development of attentive listening, close reading, thoughtful interaction, and other study skills such as reading maps and building timelines.
Suggested grade levels: 4th-5th
Text and Materials: Please see current book list. Students should subscribe to World Magazine, Teen Edition.