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This 10th-grade course follows the history of the Western world, beginning with the Hebrews and continuing through classical Greece and Rome, the rise and spread of Christianity, the role of the Germanic peoples, the cathedrals and universities of the High Middle Ages, and concluding with the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery.
So much of what you need to know in order to be an educated person is crammed into this one course. We’ll discuss some of the great ideas that have been discussed and debated since the beginning of Western thought. Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas will no longer just be names to you. You’ll know about the philosophy, literature, architecture, and art of the ancient world, the Christian Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.
And of course we’ll be tracing the history of Western liberty – political and economic – as well.
Adults, too, will appreciate this course. You can listen to the course’s 25-minute lessons during your commute, and fill in any gaps you may have in your own knowledge, not to mention having something interesting to discuss with the students in your family at the end of the day.
The vast bulk of the lessons also include recommended reading assignments, and a suggested writing assignment is included with each week’s material.
Here are the 180 lesson topics:
61. The Spread of Christianity
62. From the Underground Church to the Edict of Milan
63. Early Christian Texts II: Didache, Shepherd of Hermas, Apostolic Fathers, Apologists
64. The Development of Christianity I
65. Week 13 Review