Worldviews of the Modern World: 19th-20th Centuries

4 CREDIT COURSE: Modern World History, English, Sociology/Humanities, 1/2 credit each:  Speech & Research & Study Skills

Since Students remember

10% of what they read

20% of what they hear

30% of what they see

50% of what they see & hear

70% of what they say

90% of what they say & do

this course implements a variety of learning approaches.  It doesn’t just teach history; it includes a focus on timelines, music and art appreciation, architecture, literature, foods, maps, etc. of the time period.  This is important as it enables students to make meaningful connections between these various disciplines and to understand them within their historical context.  Variety makes this a fun course! A History Revealed approach is engaging & active.  Every 3-4 weeks, a new time period studied 

An interdisciplinary worldview course for all learning styles!  Diana Waring’s World Empires, World Missions and World Wars combined with Worldviews Academy curriculum and great literature!  

Diana Waring’s world history curriculum makes history memorable and exciting!  What’s wonderful about this approach is that during each time period, one-per-month, we are also looking at what Christians are doing:  mission, revivals, note-worthy actions, beginning of organizations still in place today! Literature ties in with each time period.   (All courses may be taken in any order)

Homework8-12 hours a week

 🔹multi-faceted

🔹interactive, rapid fire discussion

🔹hands-on project once a month related to time period

🔹research an area of interest and presentations once a month

🔹confidence building

 

DISCUSSION FORMAT & PRESENTATIONS

What would you see in the classroom?  Full participation!  Lively students actively sharing their great finds.  They learn from each other.  Students hear their peers!  They catch each other’s energy.  Never a dull moment.  One-by-one, with respect for each other’s opinion without correction by a peer.  They listen to one another and share what is important to them from the material.  Group projects occasionally.  Videos occasionally.

 

ENGLISH CREDIT:  English Literature and Composition Course Content

The course is designed to help students become skilled readers and writers through engagement with the following course requirements:

  • Reading & discussing complex imaginative literature (fiction, poetry & satire)
  • Writing that proceeds through several stages or drafts, with revision aided by teacher and peers
  • Revising their work to develop
    • A variety structures within paragraphs, including appropriate use of subordination and coordination
    • Logical organization, enhanced by techniques such as repetition, transitions, and emphasis
    • A balance of generalization and specific, illustrative detail; and
    • An effective use of rhetoric, including tone, voice, diction, and sentence structure.

Informal/exploratory writing activities that enable students to discover what they think in the process of writing about their reading (such assignments could include free writing, note-taking, keeping a reading journal).

Students learn to annotate and to implement Cornell note-taking

 The teacher provides instruction and feedback on students’ writing assignments, both before and after the students revise their work that help the students develop competence in writing

LITERATURE

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Animal Farm by George Orwell, Russian Revolution of 1917

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot (winner of Nobel Prize for literature).  Eliot’s great last work

 

MODERN  WORLD  HISTORY & HumanitiesWorld Empires, World Missions and World Wars by Diana Waring

A variety of learning approaches.  This curriculum doesn’t just teach history; it includes a focus on timelines, music and art appreciation, architecture, literature, foods, maps, etc. of the time period.  This is important as it enables students to make meaningful connections between these various disciplines and to understand them within their historical context.  Variety makes this a fun course! A History Revealed approach is engaging, active, never a dull moment.  Every 4 weeks, a new time period studied with

Week 1:  Reading, listening to CDs

Week 2:  Research and Present PowerPoint

Week 3:  Hands-on project or Artistic Expression

Week 4:  Worldview discussion only (option:  food of the time period/culture)

 

Students remember

10% of what they read

20% of what they hear

30% of what they see

50% of what they see & hear

70% of what they say

90%o of what they say & do

Therefore there are projects twice a month!

Students will research an area of interest (many ideas in the textbook) and give a presentation once a month. In this activity, students get a broad feel for each time period as they learn from each other’s research and develop confidence in a small class setting, seeing that what they have to say matters!  Making their own choices and the variety of projects provided in the textbook makes this course educationally interesting!!

Hands-on project or Artistic Expression once a month:  Some bring either recordings of music of the time period; other prefer performing (music, puppetry, drama, journalism, art, etc.).  Others show art (by use of projector) or create art. Others love cooking a food from the culture we’re studying and bringing it to class the following week.  The list goes on and on.  History Revealed provides SO many ideas for expression so that students truly get a hands-on, multi-sensory educational experience.  Coming from so many angles makes learning stick. Actively involved, students learn best by doing and speaking.

 

 

BOOKS TO PURCHASE

Total cost approximately $190 before tax and S/H.

World Empires, World Missions and World Wars (student book and 3 sets of CDs)  about $95.  CDs:  What in the World, True Tales, Digging Deeper, http://www.dianawaring.com/store/history-curriculum/world-empires-world-missions-world-wars

Re-thinking Worldview, J. Mark Bertrand (order from Worldview Academy, great follow-up to Deadliest Monster).  Students will read 15 pages, every other week (total of 30 pages per month).  Students love this book!  It’s peppered with anecdotes and thought-provoking questions that push us to continue thinking and talking long after we’ve put the book down.  $17

Worldviews Nine-week Study by J. F. Baldwin, author of Deadliest Monster. (Order from the  Worldview Academy).  $12

Waking the Dead:  Glory of the Heart Fully Alive! by John Eldridge    (a favorite of students!)  John Eldridge is passionate about helping readers see the real battle is for our hearts and minds, that to become awake to this is key so that we are not deceived nor taken captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ (Colossians 2:8). ISBN-10: 0785288295, ISBN-13: 978-0785288299                           $11 Amazon

Spiritual Gifts:  A Practical Guide to How God Works through You by David Francis, originally a LifeWay book.  (Also a student favorite!)  David Francis is a Southern Baptist pastor, 6 wk study.                                http://www.lifeway.com/Product/spiritual-gifts-P001220730                                          $9.99

Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer (a classic). An enduring Christian classic, written by renowned pastor and theologian A. W. Tozer., resonates with power in the heart of anyone longing for a deeper experience with God. This devotional masterpiece is at once thought-provoking and spirit-enlivening . . . to come alive to God’s presence surrounding, sustaining and–yes–pursuing us. “This book is a modest attempt,” Tozer wrote, “to aid God’s hungry children so to find Him.” (a great way to end the year!)  ISBN-10: 153689785X, ISBN-13: 978-1536897852                                                                   76 pages$4.47

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte.     ISBN-10: 1512044555, ISBN-13: 978-1512044553.  $8.24

Animal Farm by George Orwell, Russian Revolution of 1917 $6.60, Amazon, (140 pages). ISBN-10: 0451526341

Bruchko:  The Astonishing True Story of a 19-year-old, Bruce Olsen.  ISBN-10: 159185993X, ISBN-13: 978-1591859932. $9  (Christmas reading)

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis,  (209 pages).  ISBN-10: 0060652934, ISBN-13: 978-0060652937. $8.62

Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot, (64 pages).  ISBN-10: 0156332256, ISBN-13: 978-0156332255.  $7

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DVDs  in class (included in material fee)

How Should We Then Live, Frances Schaeffer, and more

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Homework:  8  to 10 hours per week

Monthly Tuition  $90 (Discount if 2 students in a family or if willing to check student work during class)

Material Fee, one time (copy fees and DVDs)   $60

Registraton:  $40

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Prerequisites:

Summer Reading:  Do Hard Things, by the Harris brothers

A desire to learn

Diligence in turning in assignments on time

Not a distraction to others.  The teacher is one of the other.

 

This will be a fabulous year of studying together!!!