BJU Press World History (5th Ed.)
This one credit course traces history from Creation through Medieval times, the Reformation and Age of Reason, the founding of the USA, and modern civilizations. The course highlights the factors and consequences of key events and conflicts, while emphasizing five themes: justice, power, citizenship, environment, and world religions. Students will study the rise and fall of various civilizations (in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe) and their views of individualism, justice, citizenship; the impact of trade as well as the roots and influences of Christianity (with overviews of other major religions). Student activities implement primary sources to develop critical thinking skills.
The Home School Kit includes the student text and activities books, teacher’s edition, tests and answer key, and student activities answer key. For supplementing and additional research, the publisher website regularly updates Internet links (organized by textbook unit). Each of the 24 chapters in the student Text (593 pgs, pb) provides key themes, chapter outlines, guiding questions, additional info boxes, maps, color photos, and section and chapter reviews (with multi-level thinking questions and key terms). The Teacher Edition (592 pgs, pb) includes text answers as well as suggested discussion topics, additional projects, and direction for all course components. The consumable Student Activities (230 perforated pgs, pb) follows a typical pattern of primary source reading and response (as well as periodic map and other work), and chapter review activities (matching, short answer, and short essay). Consumable Chapter Tests (with Answer Key) employ multiple testing technics, including mapping, short essay, multiple choice and true/false. ~ Ruth