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.
Whatever your style, TruthQuest History can benefit you. It follows key Charlotte Mason and Classical resources, and assists unit-study and unschooling familes exploring an era. TruthQuest History even helps you teach your own theology and choose your own resources!
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for the Fall of Constantinople, War of the Roses, Christopher Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, El Greco, Johannes Kepler, Roanoke Colony, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Your children will understand the deep issues of this time period! It was such a crossroad! They will see two different responses develop to the spiritual emptiness of the late Middle Ages--an emptiness quite like that of our own age, so we can learn much.
• It was good for the people to seek truth, but where did they turn? Themselves? God?
• How did the 'searchings' of the great artists, scientists, mathematicians, architects, businessmen, writers, philosophers, rulers, and explorers affect their awesome achievements?
• This truth quest, and the decisions made in response, determined the future of many nations--those that were on their way to cataclysm and those headed for greater freedom.
• The issues are not Catholic vs. Protestant, as TruthQuest History explains, so people of both faiths can feel safe using this guide.
Grades 5-12; may be adapted for younger siblings. 115 pages, softcover, spiral-bound. Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
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