Short and very informal introductions are written directly to the student and open up each topic with a distinctly Christian perspective. Your students will see that they are next in the chain of God's work on earth! Some of the great questions of life are probed such as why God allowed suffering to occur. Suggestions for activities or writing exercises are often included as well. The booklists follow, with selected annotations on what pages or sections to read and appropriate grade levels for each entry. Incredibly flexible in nature, families can proceed at the pace that's best for their students as they select spines, biographies, in-print books, and out-of-print classics from the extensive lists.
•The study of Rome offers a unique insight into a civilization built on human power. Their understanding of it led to some excellent governmental and engineering advancements, but without acknowledging God's higher power, the stage was set for tyranny.
•Yet into this mighty realm, came the centerpiece of civilization--Jesus Christ! Why then? How did the early church begin to affect the world? Was it affected by the world? Why? You'll see!
•The Roman emperors expected the church to collapse; instead, their empire did. Hmmm. That makes for some interesting history! The reasons must be learned by modern Americans, if a similar collapse is to be avoided.
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for the Roman Monarchy, Roman Marvels, Punic Wars, Julius Caesar, Constantine, Barbarian Victory, Martin of Tours, Battle of Adrianpole, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 5-12; may be adapted for younger siblings. 80 pages, softcover, spiral-bound. Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
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