Step 2 - History 1 - What is History? / Religion in History

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Step 2 - History 1 - What is History? / Religion in History

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces & explores key ideas in religion & history
  • Introduces the subject and importance of history!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Works well for any-aged student developing literacy!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My son and I just completed History III lesson 12, Understanding Life- Biology, Darwin, Theophrastus, Linnaes, and Vavilov. What struck me during the time my son and I read and understood the lesson was, the number of children being educated these days that study subjects, that seem to exist by themselves and that have little relevance to each other. It is no wonder why history, math or science is boring to most children. What my son and I just experienced was a vocabulary, geography, history and science lesson with a lab, all rolled into one! We learned what biology is, but we learned it in terms of the first scientists, and so we now know something about the passion they had for their subjects. Imagine being a scientist and guarding a seed vault from starving people in St Petersberg during a 900 day siege during WWII or as the Russian's call it, the great patriotic war. That is history and science coming alive! My son concluded his lesson by going outdoors, into the world to catalog and record the life he found around the house. He didn't leave anything out. A is getting a REAL education, thanks to your insight and effort to produce the best curriculum available today.  Thanks    R.P/, "Father of A."
What is history? Why should we study history? Why is it important to a 7 or 8 year-old to know what happened thousands of years ago? This course answers these questions for young and interested students in surprising ways.  

The first Step 2 History course, this is a hands-on study with 21 lessons, seven weeks of history especially designed for the age group, this course opens the door to mankind's past, and our possible future.

The second half of this course explores the world's great religions, their contributions to mankind and to history. The first Step 2 History Course, this provides a great start to semester I while developing literacy with every lesson plan.

Concepts covered in this course include:

  • What history is
  • How we know about history - the drawings left by people long ago
  • How writings teach us about history
  • Herodotus, the first historian
  • Types of written histories: Biography, Autobiography
  • Opinions and lies and how they change our understanding of history
  • What ideas impact history
  • What is religion

The history of the major religions and ideas:

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism,
  • Taoism
  • Confucius
  • Greek Philosophy
  • Monotheism
  • Judaism and the 10 Commandments
  • Christ and Christianity
  • St. Paul and the Church
  • Muhammad and Islam
  • Religion in one's own life
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