To find out more about our History courses, please take a look at the video that explains them. It can be found on the Upper School History home page at the top right after clicking HERE .
For the student, aged 14-adult, who already knows his history and who wants to understand its value and use in today's world.
You've studied history, and know it well. (Especially if you've completed Connect The Thoughts Upper School History I-IX ! You know your ancients, your great civilizations and great religions and ideas. Congratulations!
Now, what are you going to DO with that knowledge?
This remarkable bundle of two remarkable and creative courses will help perfect your understanding of where we came from and why we are the way we are. Then, you'll discover for yourself the greatest issues facing today's world...and how you can use your knowledge of history to help handle them! Knowledge is power!
The first course of the two leads you through a creative and highly structured review of history, comparing your own knowledge and understanding with that of America's greatest historians, Will and Arial Durant. (You will need to secure a copy of their book, The Lessons of History. ) What do you know about the meaning of history, and how does it compare with the Durant's? What can you still learn? How can you deepen your grasp and your own thinking regarding mankind? This course will help take you there.
The second course walks you through an exploration of your world, today, right now. Discover what your civilizations strengths and weaknesses are. Find your own special way to make a difference while using what you've learned!
Concepts and subjects covered in History X:
Concepts and subjects covered in History XI:
The Lessons of History
World In The Balance
The Fog of War
World In The Balance: The Population Paradox
World In The Balance: China Revs Up