Age of Revolution 2 & 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: 1930 – the present
Areas of study will include the Revolutions through research questionnaires:
- American presidents and their foreign and domestic policies
- Nobel Prize Winners
- World powers and their leaders
- Wars and Battles (our world at war)
- American and World literature
- Humanities (art, music, & architecture)
- Rhetoric & Logic will start with Value debate also known as Lincoln-Douglas debate. A new era of political rhetoric was ushered in at this time. Political speech and debate and the emotion packed brainwashing rhetoric of Hitler.