Students sometimes struggle with understanding the historical timeline and the cause and effect of events within that timeline. Using both narrative history and appropriate historical fiction, this class will take the students through an overview of Western Civilization, helping them to understand and see God’s hand in History since creation. The class will dive into some of the most culture-changing events and the people who have had an incredible impact on society. The students will complete the class with an understanding of how God has used people and events to accomplish His plan all throughout history. This class is an excellent foundation for launching into a deeper study of The Great Books, as it helps students understand them within their historical context.
This class is appropriate for 6th graders who are looking forward to beginning The Great Conversation in 7th grade or for 7th graders who are not quite ready to take on The Great Conversation challenge.
Reading list may include: The Eagle of the Ninth, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Streams to the River, River to the Sea, The Red Badge of Courage, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Sergeant York and The Hiding Place (please see current book list before purchasing).