Topic | How much history is taught?

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  • HiddenJewel
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    Looking at the Genesis through Deuteronomy and Ancient Egypt Study Handbook sample, it seems there is a lot of Bible but not much other history. Am I missing something? Where does that other history come from?

    Thanks. I’m new to this and am really trying to make sense of it all.

    Sonya Shafer
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    In that handbook, the whole middle term is focused on Ancient Egypt. So you would focus on history from the beginning of time (Creation) through Joseph and the children of Israel in Egypt for the first term, then go back and look at Egyptian history in more detail, then third term pick up at the Exodus and follow the history of Israel through the death of Moses. There is some overlap of years and events, of course; but I thought this approach was easiest for this time period.

    The next module, Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece, I plan to intersperse the history of the Greeks alongside the study of Biblical events all year long.

    My main goal for the history modules is to emphasize Biblical history and how it fits into world history events. So the focus on the first few modules is Biblical events. Once we get past Ancient Rome, the focus will of necessity turn more toward world history events, since the Biblical record ends during the time of the Romans.

    I hope this helps to give you a little peek inside my brain as I’m putting together these handbooks. 🙂

    HiddenJewel
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    Thanks. It sounds like I could use it alongside another history program to include a Biblical emphasis.

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