Age of Revolution 1 and Discovering the Ancient World
Discovering the Ancient World
Time frame: Beginning of recorded history — 500 B.C.
Integrated history- and literature-based curriculum for eighth grade and up. Readings are taken from source documents: excerpts from ancient myths of a variety of civilizations, Egyptian and Chinese writings, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Code of Hammurabi, Iliad and Odyssey. Writing assignments draw on skills as taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Questionnaires help the student distill facts in concise form. Students learn how to research and present their findings in oral reports. Map and timeline work establish context. Quizzes and tests gauge retention.
Age of Revolution
Time frame: 1850 – 1920’s
The following “revolutions”will be studied in the course of study. They overlap in time, so specific questions will appear on Unit Worksheets. Combined world history and American history, plus literature.
These revolutions brought changes not only in the country in which they occurred, but effected and continue to effect the affairs of all countries, continents, people groups, governments, and individuals worldwide.
1. Revolutions in Science
2. Revolutions in Politics
3. Revolutions in Society
4. Revolutions in Race
5. Revolutions in Economics
6. Revolutions in the Arts
7. Revolutions in Faith