“Teach Your Kids History from a Biblical Perspective with TruthQuest History…Age of Revolution I
Most history curriculums are not taught from a Biblical worldview.
WHAT I FOUND:
Enter Truthquest History! Truthquest provides a homeschool history curriculum for parents looking to teach history as it relates to what God has been doing in the world over the centuries.
Why use TruthQuest History instead of other homeschool history curricula?
Biblical Perspective of history
Book Reading lists for ALL ages – Everyone studies together
Writing Assignments to encourage critical thinking
Sample Essay Responses
But my absolute, very favorite reason for using TruthQuest History
(yes, I used TruthQuest with my own kids)
Discover the 2 Big Beliefs of each civilization and discover their worldview:
Who is God?
Who, then, is mankind?
We discussed these 2 questions throughout all our history studies. I learned as much as my kids.
Let me share more specifically about this guide:
The big ideas of the previous two centuries (during the Renaissance & Reformation) fomented upheaval for society during the 1600s: the Puritan Revolution and Glorious Revolution in England and Scotland, the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe, religious struggles in France, the work of Peter the Great in Russia, and the Scientific Revolution throughout Europe, for example. Even art and music underwent many changes!
The same roiling issues led the Pilgrims into the Mayflower! But they were not the only ones coming to America. We will watch the entire pageant of New World exploration and settlement (by the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, etc.) in its full context. You’ll meet the New World natives who were so impacted, as well!
PART II (1700-1800) (This was previously ‘Age of Revolution II.’) The incredible undercurrents of the Renaissance/Reformation and the 1600s rolled right into the 1700s. As truths and untruths were further built upon, deep change came to many nations. Are not the American and French Revolutions proof of that?! Do you know how different they were…and why?! Do you know that the French Revolution has had more impact on the modern world than the American?! But there’s so much more to this century: great musicians, scientists, and authors, all caught in the clash of ideas. Indeed, the ‘Enlightenment’ would spread the strongly humanistic ideas of Voltaire and Rousseau east to Frederick the Great’s Prussia and Catherine the Great’s Russia, and west to America. What would be the results? Where might we see God’s hand? Let’s find out!
Still need more info to make a wise decision?
TruthQuest History is a deep and rich literature-based history study…but with a difference. You will not learn the story of mankind; you will learn the lovestory of mankind.
You will not focus on the rise and fall of human civilizations; you will focus on the arrow-straight line of God’s unchanging existence, power, love, truth, and plan for civilization.
You will not simply ‘meet the culture’ or ‘get the facts;’ you will probe the truths of history so deeply that your students will be equipped to change their world!
Because mankind is not the prime force in the universe …God is.
He initiates; we respond.
History, therefore, is not first about what people do. It is first about what God does and says, and secondly about what people believe and do in response.
The exploration of history, then, should reveal God and His truth, not glorify the achievements of mankind.
Indeed, the kings, artists, philosophers, writers, and scientists cannot even be understood until seen for who they are – people motivated by basic beliefs about God, whether true or untrue. The consequences of their Big 2 Beliefs (Who is God, and who, then, is mankind?) are displayed in history…and teach us all.
Let us, then, not be found teaching humanistic history. Let us learn of civilization and its beliefs in a way that reveals and glorifies the God whose name is Truth. Your children will realize the only source of freedom is God’s laws, and the only source of human worth is God’s love for us. Once common knowledge, our society now thinks the opposite…and suffers for it.
You now understand the heartbeat of TruthQuest History: the lively commentaries which introduce each and every topic in our chronological guides, and which help the students unforgettably connect the people, events, and culture of a civilization to its Big 2 Beliefs. They will then have colorful, continuous, and convincing proof of the reality of God and the superiority of His truths.
Only after the deepest issues have been thusly addressed can the reading of engaging “living books” begin; otherwise even literature-based study will yield only unconnected, superficial, and human-oriented learning.
Let our commentary provide you with context and insight on each topic. Let the recommended reading list for each topic help you select resources.
Let our strategically-placed ThinkWrite™ exercises help your students internalize and express the deepest lessons of history.
“These two study guides, which can be used by students of all ages, contain short, concise historical commentary along with exhaustive book recommendations (both in-print and out-of-print) for every key person and event covered. Also included are writing exercises placed throughout the commentary. These guides, which are thoroughly Christian in their worldview, can be used as your sole history curriculum for these time periods, or as a supplement to any other history curriculum. I love the cautions that Mrs. Miller gives us. At numerous points she suggests that we be careful in our study of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilization, and she shows us which books would not be appropriate for young children or even some older students. There is just enough commentary throughout the books to guide us and keep us on the correct path so that we won’t leave out any important historical events or people. A family is free to spend as long or as little time at each stop on the timeline as they wish. Mrs. Miller recently revised these two guides including: citing our Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline and showing when to use it; adding more ancient writers and more in-print spine books; numbered the sections and subsections; included more Ambleside Online spines/books/resources; and there is a corresponding Table of Contents which makes planning and using the guides easier. With these additions, Mrs. Miller has made a wonderful curriculum even better. I wish my children were young again so we could use it.”
~Laurie Bluedorn, Trivium Pursuit
“I was so excited to be able to review Truth Quest History, by Michelle Miller. When I first got the copy, I read it all from cover to cover. As I read it, I realized that this is not an ordinary curriculum. This is not a to-do list of books that you MUST read. This is more of a work of art. ”
~Leslie Wotton, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“Michelle Miller introduces [each] topic with background information in a lively, informal, conversational style… A unique aspect of TruthQuest History is a primary focus on the central questions of life: Who is God, and who is man in relation to God? How different people and civilizations answer these questions is reflected in the way they live and the choices they make.”
WHY I LIKE TRUTHQUEST HISTORY: AGE OF REVOLUTION I (US/Europe, 1600-1800)
Students learn all about the changes affecting many nations in important areas of society and the effects of the humanistic ideas of the time on America and Europe.
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