7th/8th Grade Ancient History

Primary Text:

A Beka History of the World and * The One Year Bible for Kids * Provided on loan by PATH

Supplementary Reading:

The Holy Bible (direct translation only)

Outside Homework:

4+ hours per week

Using the Bible, in conjunction with History of the World, students will study Western, African, and Asian civilizations from creation to the fall of the Roman Empire. This course will affirm the Biblical view of creation and give the student insight into other cultures and religions from a Christian perspective. Lessons will be taught chronologically as we weave Biblical history into secular history, studying history in terms of God’s purpose for the world and mankind. Students will examine how civilization and nations came into existence, flourished, and then either faded away or were taken captive by others. Critical thinking skills will be developed as students analyze the weaknesses that destroyed great nations of the past in relation to the future of our own nation and the other nations of the modern world. Through extensive use of maps and detailed timeline assignments, students will trace the migration and formation of cultures from the area of Mesopotamia after the Flood and the Dispersion. Each quarter will include a project which corresponds to the time period covered.