WELCOME TO WHCT West Harpeth Christian Tutorial


          Kristin von dem Bussche
          Mrs. vdB
          [email protected]

          Course Time:

      This course is offered on Tuesdays.

          Course Prerequisites:

• This class is typically geared to our 7th - 8th grade students.
            If you are interested in enrolling a 6th grade student,
            please speak with the tutor.


Course Text:

  • The Mystery of History Volume 1: Creation to the Resurrection (Third Edition)
    (The third edition is necessary for updated content and uniformity.)
    ISBN- 1892427338

Course Description:

This class will cover ancient history from Creation to the Resurrection.
Students will learn about famous biblical characters, ancient peoples, and well-known
men such as Aesop, Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, Emperor Asoka, Herodotus,
Caesar, Hannibal, and Herod.

The textbook for this class is written from a Christian, young-earth perspective,
and teaches children to see God's hand throughout history!
Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies,
integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time.

Weekly pretests, lessons to read at home, taking notes with a study guide, and activities to follow up
in class, such as geography, timelines, art projects, a memory challenge, and more will be part of this course.

We may take 1-2 field trips on non-class days, to supplement our study.
Possible field trips would be to the Nashville Parthenon and The Ark Encounter.
Participation will be optional.

Course Class Time: 

  • We will spend our class time discussing the information covered in homework
    lessons, completing maps, and other activities that help bring the material to life.

Course Homework Requirements:
  • Weekly assignments should take 1-2 hours to complete,
    with projects requiring additional time.


  • 40%  homework
  • 40%  quizzes & tests
  • 10%  class participation
  • 10%  final project & presentation

Course Supplies:

  • textbook
  • 1" binder w. 8 pocketed dividers
  • colored pencils for maps
  • 1 ultra-fine point black Sharpie

**Summer Assignment:
A short reading assignment (pages 1-12) and homework packet will be due the first day of class.
You will be able to print it at home, or pick up a packet on Class Rotation Day (the week before classes begin).