Throughout the scriptures, we are told to look at the great things God has done for us throughout history as a way of reminding ourselves of His power and goodness (see, for example, I COR. 10:11). This good providence of God is the starting point for history at Wilson Hill Academy. History is more than just a “subject”, though; it is a perspective or lens through which we consider ideas, influences and influencers from past ages as they affect our current choices and future callings.  

At the Grammar School level, our Story of History series focuses on putting all of history in the context of God’s story. Who were the heroes? The villains? Where and when did various events take place? And what was it like then and there?  

In the School of Logic, we include “history” in the first cycle of our integrated humanities series, The Great Conversation. Students begin to see the way people, events and ideas interact with each other and build upon each other over time. They also begin to make analytical connections and to draw cause-and-effect conclusions. For those who need a little more context, we also offer a World Geography and History course that paints a backdrop against which to view material covered in The Great Conversation.

In the School of Rhetoric, we continue to integrate “history” with the second cycle of The Great Conversation series. Increasingly, students are challenged to make interpretive connections and apply the lessons learned from history (and humanities as a whole) to their own life choices and callings. At the same time, we offer elective courses that allow students to dig deeper into specific areas of history and to explore questions of historiography (how one “does” history).  

The ultimate goal is for students to see God’s hand of Providence at work, and to be equipped to answer Francis Schaeffer’s famous question, How Shall We Then Live?

Story of History: Making of America

This course brings American History to life for grammar school students while also developing skills like attentive listening, close reading and thoughtful interaction with others.  Maps and timelines are used […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Ancients

This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with historical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of ancient civilizations, including Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. The course will begin with […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Christendom

This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with historical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of the middle ages, approximately AD 500 to AD 1450. The course will begin with […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

World Geography and History

The story of history is the story of God’s providence. This course weaves together the flow of history in three dimensions: time, space, and story. Using a timeline that starts […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Logic

AP Art History

This college-level course surveys the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the cave paintings of Lascaux to the splatterings of Jackson Pollock. Students will gain a Christian understanding of […]

Section: AP Courses, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

US History: Survey (Honors)

This is an honors level survey course covering the full sweep of United States history from colonial times through the present.  There is a brief introductory unit on pre-Columbian America; […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric

US Government and Economics

This course satisfies the common state requirement for one semester each of government and economics, two of the most fundamental social aspects of God’s design for how humans are to […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric