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World History: Modern Era

Mrs. Charity Ross

Course Description for World History: Modern Era "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past." (George Orwell from his book Nineteen Eighty-Four) In other words, if you can control the narrative in the present about the past, you have gained control over the future.


Our current culture has nearly cut God out of the human story leading to moral degradation and an absence of hope. I aim to remind my students that the essence of history lies in the spiritual conflict between the kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of this world which is controlled by Satan. Jesus said, "Do not think that I came to bring peace on this earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34)


This full-year course will utilize the textbook, STREAMS OF CIVILIZATION, as we study the modern era. This will encompass learning how cultural shifts, war, religion or lack thereof, technology, etc. have contributed to the story that will eventually bring about the culmination of history at the second coming of Jesus Christ.


Each student will be required to participate in class discussions concerning religion, political science, diplomacy, and many other sciences that are discussed in this course.


The students will complete hands on projects that reflect their own interest and abilities such as making a model or drawing (perhaps a cutaway) of an invention mentioned in chapter one; or they might choose to write a newspaper advertisement for new products brought to Europe by traders. The student may choose to find examples of Baroque art and architecture to display, or locate recordings of the various musical forms mentioned in chapter three and play the selection for the class.


This course with stretch your critical thinking skills and offer a perspective of hope!



  • Streams of Civilization: Volume Two, (3rd edition) by Albert Hyma and Mary Stanton.    (

  • Bible

  • Notebook and Pencil


  • $10 payable with tuition on August 1


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