Ancient History EVP (HIST110e)
1.0 (yearlong course)
This course allows students to gain an understanding of major civilizations and their developments from Creation to the Age of Exploration. Students will identify the major civilizations and their contributions to history, understand how civilizations develop and thrive, evaluate people groups’ impact on history, learn about their unique cultures, and trace the growth of Christianity and alongside other major world religions with the goal of understanding what makes each distinct.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 30 – January 23
Fall Break: November 22 – 26
Christmas Break: December 20 – January 2
Semester 2: January 24 – June 5
Spring Break: April 11 – April 15
Times: Friday 11:00 AM US Central Time
We all know that math and English teach skills that have practical application, but what about History? Is it just an irrelevant academic requirement? On the contrary! We need wisdom to navigate our own lives and choices and what better way to learn than from others who have gone before us? I often remind my students that while technology and access to information change throughout history, human nature remains the same. Looking at historical artwork in this class is a perfect way to both identify things that are timeless and appreciate what is unique to a given civilization. History captures the big-picture of the past; we see the rise and fall of civilizations, the wise and poor choices of leaders, and the astounding God-gifted ingenuity of those whose efforts and ideas paved the way for the world in which we live. I also encourage students not to take these accomplishments and advancements for granted, but to be grateful for the blessings of the modern world. However, I also want them to see that newer doesn’t automatically mean better either – critical thinking matters! Finally, in Ancient history, we have the privilege of tracing God’s providential work first, through the nation of Israel as we study Mesopotamian cultures, next (and most importantly) in His entrance into history itself through the Incarnation, and finally in the spread of the Gospel and growth of the Church. I love history and hope that my students come to love it too!
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
Interactive activities and videos helped make history fun.
I like that you give us an opportunity to share our creativity and ideas through projects!
I throughly enjoyed the course. History has never been my favorite subject, but my teacher and coursework made me excited to learn