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.
The Mystery of History Volume 1: Creation to the Resurrection (Third Edition)
(The third edition is necessary for updated content and uniformity.)
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% quizzes and tests
10% final project & presentation
1.5" binder w. 8 pocketed dividers
colored pencils for maps
1 ultra-fine point black Sharpie
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).