Experiencing History: Creation to the Reformation - Schoolhouse Teachers

Experiencing History

Creation to the Reformation

Length: 34 Weeks Plus Bonus Lessons
Includes: Printable and Audio Lessons
Age/Grade: 5th – 9th Grade

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How to Use This Course

Experiencing History: Creation to the Reformation is a fun, engaging look at history from the creation of the world through the Reformation, shared using a young-earth timeline for reference. Each lesson includes an audio lecture to listen to and a printable lesson to read. The teacher’s guide includes quizzes and activities.

Course Introduction

History is the human perception of God’s actions and intentions in the field of human activity.  Only the redeemed mind, saturated in God’s thoughts through his Holy Word can realistically approach a true representation of his acts and ways through time.

There is no area of history so challenging to the historian as the ancient period that spans from the beginning of the world through the period of the Roman Empire. There are special problems, particularly with dates, ranging from the eighth to ninth centuries BC and back—the period around what is often called the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age. Generally, the more remotely one goes back in time, from the so-called ancient Dark Age toward the beginning of the world, the less precision one finds in dates and time periods. 

Events suffer in these remote periods because histories after the order of what we call modern historiography are virtually absent. In recent years, archaeology has arisen to fill in some of the gaps, but unfortunately, archaeology has been self-advanced by its experts and advocates to a “science” and has pushed down the credibility (unfairly) of ancient written records in favor of modern speculations on artifacts and archaeological digs. The result has been the debilitation of meaning coming out of the most ancient periods, which is easily filled in by modern theories.

It is my hope that this work will begin a series of movements aimed at the restoration of ancient history to the Sovereignty of God and a reclamation of the art of history back into the hands of the citizen-artisans in the inexorable Kingdom of Christ.

-Tim Price

Unit 1: Creation to Fall

Lesson 1: Getting a Hold of the Past
Lesson 2: How We Know
Lesson 3: The Creation of the World
Lesson 4: The Wrong Way
Lesson 5: The Great Flood

Unit 2: Getting Off to a Good Start

Lesson 6: Smart People
Lesson 7: Around the World
Lesson 8: Diorama of an Early Civilization

Unit 3: Slow Decline

Lesson 9: Egypt—From Mizr to Moses
Lesson 10: Out of Egypt
Lesson 11: The Great Seacoast
Lesson 12: Oddities in History

Unit 4: Catching Up with Time

Lesson 13: Around the World in a Daze
Lesson 14: The Med Again, and the Balkans
Lesson 15: Monarchy and the Decline of the Light
Lesson 16: Starting the Downhill Slide

Unit 5: Man Loses Control

Lesson 17: The Deepening Confusion
Lesson 18: The Fall of the Northern Kingdom
Lesson 19: The Fall of Judah

Unit 6: Empire

Lesson 20: The Golden Head
Lesson 21: The Passages of the Kingdom of Man
Lesson 22: The Unknown Monster I
Lesson 23: The Seed of the Woman

Unit 7: Anno Domini, The Year of Our Lord

Lesson 24: The Foundation of the Kingdom
Lesson 25: The Conquest of the Saints
Lesson 26: The Fall of Rome; The Rise of the West

Unit 8: The Early Middle Ages

Lesson 27: The Holy Roman Empire
Lesson 28: The Vikings
Lesson 29: Life in Medieval Europe

Unit 9: The High Middle Ages

Lesson 30: The First Millennium in the Year of Our Lord
Lesson 31: The Decline of Christendom
Lesson 32: The Morning Star

Unit 10: The Last Traces of the Ancient Past

Lesson 33: Moving Into the Modern Era

Unit 11: Ancillary Lessons

The Creator and His Handiwork
The Meaning of All Things
A Riddle for Our Time
How History is Built