Building a Biblical Worldview. Lively and free exchange of ideas!
- English 1
- U.S. History 1
- Bible/Theology/Apologetics 1
- British Literature. Learn to read critically as you
- Experience great literary works
- Interpret those texts
- Implement study skills: Cornell note-taking and Annotating
- Writing, College-prep
- Develop your writing skills as you express your ideas and analysis
- Reflect on and analyze a variety of literary works
- Support your own interpretations and evaluations of literary works as you express your ideas in
- Persuasive essays
- A method of color-coding individual paragraphs so that every point is backed up/supported with details or examples.
- U.S. History: Never Before In History—A Study of America’s Inspired Birth, Amos and Gardiner, from 11th century Common Law, 13th century Magna Carta, to the 16th century thoughts and ideas of the Reformation in Europe, to the 1789 Amendments to our Constitution, the inspiring truth behind Americas birth which is not found in public school textbooks! Student gain perspective on the truth behind our constitution.
- Relationships between causes and consequences of events or processes.
- Identify and analyze patterns of continuity and change over time
- Connect them to larger historical processes or themes, change and continuity over time
- Compare historical developments across or within societies in various chronological and geographical contexts.
- Connect historical developments to specific circumstances of time and place, and to broader regional, national, or global processes.
- Developing a Biblical Worldview through Bible study and the study of several outstanding apologetics (defending or proving the truth of Christianity)
- Know Why You Believe, Little
- Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
- The Deadliest Monster by J.F. Baldwin of Worldview Academy
- Assumptions that Affect Our Lives: How Worldviews Determine Values that Influence Behavior and Shape Culture, which compares Greek philosophy & Hebrew wisdom, by Christian Overman,
- When Worldviews Collide, a brief but engaging survey (workbook with DVD) including witnessing tools of the 4 major religions–Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism written by Ergun Caner, a former Muslim who found Christ in high school. Students enjoy this dynamic, compassionate and logical presenter (teacher provides since it’s out of print)
SCOPE and SEQUENCE
PART 1 Building the Biblical World View — An inductive Bible study answering the seven world view questions lays the foundation of the Biblical world view.
PART 2 Examining Literature from the Biblical World View — Going beyond plot, character, and theme in this section of Starting Points, students will learn how to examine the world view of an author of literature or producer of film to determine if the ideas contained within the story are consistent with the Biblical world view
PART 3 Speaking the Biblical World View into the Culture — Learning to give a reasoned response explaining the Biblical world view to those living in the 21st century. We are to be ‘lights’ living in the midst of our culture. This section will help also in building our faith in Jesus Christ!
PART 4 Applying the Biblical World View to a Nation — A study of the thoughts and ideas surrounding the beginning of our nation. No other modern nation has had such a beginning
- Read Do Hard Things, Alex and Brett Harris
- Read Know Why You Believe, Little
- Suggested: Writers’ Workshop (free). Easy, fun topics with group activities, to prepare for the type of paragraphing taught in Starting Points. Dates to be announced. Will be offered 2x
This course is for students who are interested in knowing God more, who are willing to apply themselves in studying the material. There will be a 4 week grace period, to see if this course is a fit.
A willing attitude
Turn in assignments on time
Not a distraction to others; the teacher is one of the others
Minimum Students = 8
Maximum Students = 12
It’s of utmost importance that students so that we’re all looking at the same page during lively discussions. Therefore the teacher will place an order for first semester books, including a Bible:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein , Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis, The Deadliest Monster, Chronicles of Narnia: Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, Voyage of the Dawntreader, C. S. Lewis
Teacher Provides, out of print, When Worldviews Collide, a brief but engaging survey (workbook with DVD) including witnessing tools of the 4 major religions–Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism—written by Ergun Caner, a former Muslim who found Christ in high school. Students enjoy this dynamic, compassionate and logical presenter.
Parents Please Purchase:
- A Writers Guide to Transitional Words and Phrases (any edition) $7.99
- Hinds’ Feet on High Place, collector’s edition, ISBN 978-1577489184 $9.97 a favorite, or paperback ISBN 978-1617200052 $7.49 to be read over Christmas
In January, teacher will order
Assumptions that Affect Our Lives: How Worldviews Determine Values that Influence Behavior and Shape Culture, Christian Overman, #0-9714532-7-6, $16 & Never Before in History: America’s Inspired Birth, Amos and Gardiner, or any edition, ISBN 0-964210428 or any edition, $35