Rise of Nations
A.D. 1440 – 1850
- Study the works of amazing artists
Meet Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Franz Günther, Albrecht Dürer, John Smibert – just to name a few.
- Learn about Classical music
Mozart, Charles Wesley, Henry Purcell, John Newton, Martin Luther, Monteverdi, Dufay, and more.
- Grand Architecture
Cathedrals, castles, palaces, and mosques
- Read some of the greatest authors and literature of all time
Luther (95 Theses), Shakespeare (Hamlet), John Foxe, Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote), Charles Wesley, Machiavelli (The Prince), Utopia (Sir Thomas More) Nostradamus, Jonathan Edwards, Anna Bijns, Voltaire, and even Marco Polo….plus more.
Read lyric and narrative poetry, drama, short stories, oratory, satire, allegory, biography and autobiography, letters, folktales, fables & myths.
- Compositions including references and assignments utilizing all nine units of IEW TWSS 2-D**
- World changing events, discovery, and the formation of nations:
Age of Reason
Age of Discovery
Wars and Revolutions
** TRISMS provides assignments that guide students through the IEW curriculum by tying instruction from the program to literature assignments in TRISMS. The TRISMS assignments can be completed without IEW, but we have found the program to be very helpful for our students.
Since our most recent printings, IEW has provided an updated version of their curriculum. It should not be hard to follow what is being taught in the new version, but please note that page numbers and titles on DVDs may be different in the newest version. The newest version is: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®, Second Edition [Forever Streaming or DVD Video Seminar, Workbook, Premium Membership]
In this sample unit you will find an example of how to plan your week from the unit grid. Click the image to download the Rise of Nations Early Renaissance unit study to gain insight into the TRISMS curriculum.