Middle School Ancient History

Kristin von dem Bussche

Course Time:
This course is offered on Thursdays.

Course Recommendations:

  • TN History is recommended for 6th-7th grade students.

  • This course, or our Middle School American History: Civil War to the 21st Century,
    is recommended for our 7th and 8th grade students.

  • If you desire your child to take a history class in a year other than recommended,      please speak with the tutor or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.

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.

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.



  • 10%  class participation

  • 40%  homework

  • 40%  quizzes and tests

  • 10%  final project & presentation




Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • 1.5" 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).



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