This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
History is all about “story”. Register for this course to help your middle schooler to better understand the ancient world. We will work together to form an appreciation for the Ancients and learn from them.
History, as Herodetus says, is the praise of great men of the past. To understand history is to know the stories of these great men, to see the patterns in their stories, and to better understand human nature. The true developments of pagan antiquity will be examined, as well as the shortcomings of the ancients, in preparation for the Incarnation of the Son of God.
Class time will be spent hearing engaging stories of history, reinforced by the readings between classes. Students will also be writing a short summary of the story in class, to better retain the material.
Athenian Art and Architecture
Alexander the Great
Founding of Rome
The Punic Wars
Early Christian History & Jewish Wars
Diocletian and Persecution
Constantine & Nicaea
Book of the Ancient Greeks, Dorothy Mills [Memoria Press], ISBN 9781615381128, https://amzn.to/3F2xgRw (also used in Part One)
Book of the Ancient Romans, Dorothy Mills [Memoria Press], ISBN 9781615381135, https://amzn.to/3yxbEJf
Homework: Each week students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, and take a short quiz. There is also a midterm and final in this course made up of short answers and multiple choice.
Class dates: Mondays, January 8th to April 22, 2024. No class Feb. 12 (mid-semester break) or April 1 (Easter Monday)
Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)
Duration per class: 45 minutes