World History & Religions

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Teacher: Brad Winsted
Date/Time: Monday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)
Maximum Enrollment: 18

A high school level, year long course examining the world`s greatest civilizations and religions. Brad accepts motivated 7th and 8th students with good reading and comprehension skills. Text: BJU “World History with Student Activities Volumes  “A”  (first semester) and  ‘B”(second semester). The first semester we will examine the post-flood Sumer Civilization (approx 5000 B.C.) to the Middle Ages. In the second semester we will study the Renaissance to Modern Times (21st century). Particular emphasis will be on Western Civilization (philosophy and outcomes) as we examine Egyptian, Chinese, South Asian, Latin American and African civilizations and their primary religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucian and Tao thought and Hinduism. Homework (10% of grade); Classroom Participation (10%); Quiz (10%); Class Presentation/Project (20%); Mid-term (25%) and Final Examination (25%).

Classroom setting with weekly lectures, weekly reading assignments (normally one chapter a week), one 15 to 20 minute presentation on a related historical topic each semester, quizzes, mid-term and final exam each semester.

Brad will help the students see the importance of a Judeo-Christian worldview as we study how God taken a variety of civilizations through their origins, peaks and eventually to their demise because of their generally ignoring God's commands and principles.  Brad is a Christian instructor who prays for and with his students, guiding them hopefully to ultimately teach themselves.  The study of World History and Religions should demonstrate to the student through the "arc of time" how modern nations have come to be where they are today, how they have adapted (successfully and often unsuccessfully) their cultures to geography, neighbors, war and peace; and ultimately how God brings His purposes to always prevail. 

Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 18.

Tuition: $275 per semester or $550 for the academic year. Early payment of $500 for the year is accepted before Sept. 30, 2018

$250 per semester if there are two students in the same family taking the course or a student is taking two courses simultaneously with me as an instructor.

Please make checks to “CMI”.

Textbook: “World History with Student Activities”, BJU Press, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-1-59166-984-5; Volumes A and B.  Please get “used copies”