Why This Class
As your student approaches adulthood, you want them to understand what makes human communities flourish—and what makes them fall apart. Studying world history is one of the best ways for your student to gain that perspective. This advanced course for mature students takes them on a whirlwind trip through the story of human civilization.*
With the guidance of a mentor, students in this course investigate the driving forces behind the Agrarian, Industrial, and Information Ages. Along the way, they learn to examine competing worldviews, question assumptions, and see the world from new angles. They explore the origins of civilization by studying creation stories from various cultures, as well as scientific models including the Big Bang and evolution. Throughout the course, students identify patterns of human behavior that play out in their own daily lives.
Students emerge from this course with a new level of awareness of the human condition. They identify the ingredients needed for civilization and life to thrive and think more critically about their responsibilities in society.