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.
Using the popular Anne Carroll text, this course guides students through history from the 1500s through the 1990s. Learn history through a Catholic lens!
Special Note: Includes an optional writing component. This is Part Two of a 2-part course.
Total classes: 14
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade. Middle School students are also welcome – adjustments can be made to assignments for younger students.
Suggested credit: One full semester European History or World History,
Using Anne Carroll’s Christ the King, Lord of History, and Also Anne Carroll’s and Belinda Mooney’s Christ the King Lord of History: The Continuing Story as frameworks and guides for a year-long study, this course roughly traces Christendom through the years 1500-1990. This includes: the Reformation; Counter Reformation; the Enlightenment; French Revolution; European Communism and JPII.
Week 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments
Week 2: Medieval Synthesis, Luther
Week 3: The English Reformation
Week 4: The Catholic Defense
Week 5: The Catholic Offense
Week 6: The Age of France
Week 7: The Rise and Fall of the Stuarts
Week 8: Liberals and Despots
Week 9: The Enlightenment and French Revolution
Week 10: Imperialism, and the 19th Century
Week 11: World War I, and the World After (1900-1939)
Week 12: WWII and the Modern World (1939-1990)
Week 13: New Millennium, New Forces (1990-2010)
Week 14: The Morality of the early 21st Century
Course materials: Anne Carroll’s Christ the King, Lord of History, ISBN-10: 0895555034, ISBN-13: 978-0895555038 https://www.amazon.com/Christ-King-Lord-History-Catholic/dp/0895555034
Anne Carroll’s and Belinda Mooney’s Christ the King Lord of History: The Continuing Story, ISBN-13: 979-8532399365 https://www.amazon.com/Christ-King-Lord-History-Continuing/dp/B098WL7JM8/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3P9K53S8ZYP7C&keywords=Anne+Carroll%E2%80%99s+and+Belinda+Mooney%E2%80%99s+Christ+the+King+Lord+of+History%3A+The+Continuing+Story&qid=1684870502&s=books&sprefix=anne+carroll+s+and+belinda+mooney+s+christ+the+king+lord+of+history+the+continuing+story%2Cstripbooks%2C119&sr=1-1
Homework: Approximately 15 pages, per week, of reading from the textbook.
NOTE: Middle Schoolers taking this class are exempt from the readings.
Writing is an integral part of demonstrating both the assimilation of knowledge, and the articulation thereof. Therefore, students will be guided through the process of writing a short (3- to 5-page, double-spaced) review of a book of their choice relevant to the subject matter.
NOTE: Middle Schoolers taking this class must instead write a 1- to 2-page book report.
NOTE: Parents may contact the professor to excuse their students from the written assignments.
Weekly, optional review quizzes based on classroom lectures and discussions. Worth bonus points.