Online Class Details – World History I & II/English

9 College Credits Earned: World History I – 3, World History II – 3, World Literature – 3

When: Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 PM, August to late April (Calendar)

WORLD HISTORY I & II:

  • A Christian-worldview overview of world history
  • Geography/map studies
  • Audio-Visuals – Radio addresses, photographs, and film clips of key historical events
  • Nation Briefs – Students choose a nation they’re interested in and report on its characteristics over the year

World History I & II includes the study of a Biblical worldview of history, Sumer, the Middle East, Israel, Asia, African cultures, ancient Greece and Rome, early Christian church history, the Byzantine Empire, the Dark Ages, medieval culture, modern nations, and the Reformation. It also includes the study of a Biblical worldview of history, including post-reformation Europe, modern science and art, England and America, the Age of Industry, the Victorian Era, World War I, communism, twentieth-century liberalism, World War II, the Cold War, the United Nations, and the New World Order. World History I & II also includes various audio-visuals like documentary film clips, radio clips, and more.

ENGLISH:

World Literature (Book Set: World Literature for Christian Homeschoolers)

  • Volume 1: Ancient Literature – A new and improved 2nd Edition!
  • Volume 2: Stories, Essays, and Speeches – Key essays, speeches, and inspiring, entertaining, thought-provoking, and funny short stories from Russia, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, England, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Italy, Australia, Sweden, and India
  • Volume 3: Let Me Die in Ireland – An inspiring historical novel of Saint Patrick’s life, by Christian historian David Bercot
  • Volume 4: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain’s famous novel, approached from a Christian worldview
  • Volume 5: A Tale of Two Cities – One of the world’s all-time greats, by Charles Dickens
  • Volume 6: Animal Farm – A must-read for high schoolers, in our day when “democratic socialism” is rising in popularity

Students read classic novels known not only for their timeless literary merit, but for their setting in key periods in world history. Students also study great short stories, essays, speeches, and ancient writings by authors from around the world. We discuss literary elements such as theme, plot, character, setting, metaphor, irony, symbolism, tone, and style. The sometimes-humanistic worldviews of the authors are compared with a Christian worldview.

Composition:
• Turn-in essays
• Five World Literature project questions, spread throughout the year

No boring essays to write! Compositions are related to World History and World Literature topics, including an original fable, a speech contrasting ancient wisdom to Biblical truth, a news article, a historical limerick, and a “how-to” essay. Students receive detailed corrections on their turn-in essays, with the benefit of Scott Clifton’s degree in journalism and his writing and editing experience.

The supply list for students in this class set is here.