Rhoton: Mystery of History 1 Summerville
Mystery of History 1
Instructor: Melissa Rhoton
Monthly Cost: $25
Material Fee: $28
Required for parent to purchase: The Mystery of History Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection by Linda Lacour Hobar (Student Text)
Course Description: Volume I of The Mystery of History covers world history from Creation to Christ’s Resurrection. The Mystery of History Volume I, presents the years 4004 B.C. - A.D. 33 through a Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major Biblical, cultural and historical people and events. Some include the Ice Age, Dinosaurs, The Tower of Babel, Abraham, the Israelites in Slavery, Moses, the Ark of the Covenant, King Tut, the Legend of the Trojan Horse, King Saul, David, Homer, The Olympic Games, Hosea, Native Americans, Ezekiel, Buddha, Confucius, Esther, Cleopatra, the Roman Empire, Jesus and so much more! Students are encouraged to read three to four lessons per week, and be prepared to discuss them in class. Lessons in Volume I are very short, averaging one page per lesson. The children will enjoy hands on history in class as we bring these events to life - sometimes tasting food from that country/culture, acting out the events, playing games, crafts and more! This class is structured so that it fits all the different ages and allows the parents to decide how lightly or deeply to go in each lesson. All pretests, tests and exercises (worksheets) are up to the parents to give and grade, if desired. The goal of this class is to help the children find a love of history, not by listing the facts and memorizing the dates, but understanding what happened and why that is important.