Course Title: History
A. Course Description:
The seventh grade history course will focus on the Ancient Civilizations of Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages. The historical study will coincide with the literature course and will include analysis and evaluation of these eras as they form the foundation of Western Civilization.
B. Course Objectives/Methods:
This course is designed to train students in the dialectic stage using critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation through the use of skills such as writing and discussion. In addition, students will develop research skills in conjunction with their composition class.
C. Course Goals:
Students will be able to do the Following:
- analyze the cultural, political, artistic, theological, philosophical and economic developments of Ancient cultures that formed the foundations of Western Civ.
- articulate their understanding of these developments in a way that is pleasing.
- evaluate historical developments through the lens of a Christian worldview, recognizing history as the outworking of God's plan.
- discuss and evaluate major figures and events of the origins of Western civilization.
- describe the geographical origins of Western culture.
- utilize the tools of knowledge, such as writing, discussion, organization, and debate in conjunction with their growing knowledge of history.
D. Teacher Materials:
Student texts, research notes, supplementary materials.
E. Student Texts:
Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization: A Brief History. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2002.
Various Primary and Secondary Source and other readings will be provided.
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