Humanities II (Offered 2017-2018)
The Mystery of History, Volume II –The Early Church and the Middle Ages (AD 30 – 1456)
The study of the Middle Ages—The Early Church and the Middle Ages—picks up where Humanities I left off – with the resurrection of Christ leading us right into the Early Church, the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, the Vikings, and of course, the kings and queens of the Middle Ages.
Humanities III – Grades 7 and 8 (Offered 2016-2017)
The Mystery of History, Volume III – The Renaissance, the Reformation and Growth of Nations (AD 1455 – 1707)
In The Renaissance, the Reformation, and Growth of Nations, our final course in the pageant of world history, we study “great powers, great minds, and great passions.” This study would not be complete without studying “the master painters and sculptors who made the Renaissance famous as well as the scientists and philosophers who dissected it.” The foundation of Christian worldview is identified through asking the “Four Big Questions” to identify the different worldview families.
Humanities IV – Grades 7 and 8 (Offered 2017-2018)
Mystery of History, Volume IV – Wars of Independence to Modern Times
The Modern World completes the elementary–middle school Humanities rotation at The Bridge. When students have completed the full four year rotation, they will have read the entire Bible and learned to tell its story from beginning to end. They will also have become skilled at Inductive Bible Study and introduced to Worldview Studies. Students will have deeply explored the culture and art of each time period chronologically, from Creation to the Present Age. They will have become comfortable with identifying and locating the world’s geography, sharpened skills in literature analysis while gaining an appreciation for quality living books, and will have been able to pinpoint and summarize the important points in a given text.