Understanding the Times (2nd Edition) Textbook

Understanding the Times (2nd Edition) Textbook

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ISBN: 9781434709585
Grades: 11-12

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Six worldviews are presented: Christianity, Islam, secularism, Marxist, new spirituality, and post-modernism. Each worldview has a distinctive impact on theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. An examination of each worldview first by itself and then within each subject. The 2nd edition Text corresponds to the 5th Ed. Student/Teacher materials.

The Textbook, subtitled A Survey of Competing Worldviews, is the cornerstone of the academic content of the course. Extensive endnotes follow each chapter, and both a Glossary and Index are provided.

Ideas have consequences! For more than fifty years young Christians have been trained by Dr. David Noebel and Summit Ministries to understand the times; to recognize both the ideas that permeate our world cultures and their consequences as well as the appropriate biblical response. What started as week-long intensive summer seminars grew into a year-long high school course. Revised in 2016 and now co-authored by Dr. Jeff Myers, the core message of this material remains the same but now reflects the most up-to-date arguments. Although technically a 2nd edition, the Textbook with its 2016 copyright corresponds to the 2020 Teacher Manual and Student Manual; both technically 5th editions. The discussion-based, sequential curriculum now has digital options. Instead of accompanying DVDs as in the past, the Teacher Manual provides a code which allows the teacher to access online videos that complement the lessons.

Six worldviews are presented (expanded from the four worldviews outlined in the previous version of the Textbook): Christianity, Islam, secularism, Marxist, new spirituality, and postmodernism. Each of these worldviews has a distinctive impact on theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. An examination of each worldview, first by itself and then within each subject area, comprises the 16-unit study sandwiched between an introduction (Battle of Ideas) and conclusion. Course components include a Teacher Manual w/ weblink to online videos, a Student Textbook, and a Student Manual.

Six worldviews are presented: Christianity, Islam, secularism, Marxist, new spirituality, and post-modernism. Each worldview has a distinctive impact on theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. An examination of each worldview first by itself and then within each subject.

Large spiral bound, hard-cover Teacher Guide provides an overview, standard syllabus and schedule (5 days per week for 36 weeks). The unit lessons include learning objectives, schedule of textbook readings, discussion questions, readings (primary source materials), reading discussion questions, quizzes, activities, video presentations, video discussion questions, quizzes, writing assignments, and tests. Talking points for the discussion questions and filled-in versions of the video outlines are also included. Teacher Guide comes with an weblink and password (found on the back cover) with access to video streams and printable student resources including video and reading quizzes, and chapter tests. You will also find alternative schedules online for 36 and 18 week class times with meeting options from 1 day to 5 days for each. Ample white space is found in the Teacher Guide for creating notes and/or additional teacher notes or responses. A comprehensive guide that provides everything you need to lead an effective and life changing world view course.

The Textbook, subtitled A Survey of Competing Worldviews, is the cornerstone of the academic content of the course. Extensive endnotes follow each chapter, and both a Glossary and Index are provided.

The Student Manual provides reading, video, and essay discussion questions along with the space needed for notes/essay answers. Primary Source readings as well as a fill-in-the blank outline for each video presentation are likewise provided. Letters from “Doug,” a college freshman friend, form the basis for an ongoing writing assignment. All Scripture references are ESV. Textbook: 510 pgs, hc. Student Manual: 365 pgs, pb. Teacher Manual: 491 pgs, hc spiral-bound. ~ Janice

Primary Subject
Bible
Grade Start
11
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781434709585
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
David C. Cook
Weight
2.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 7.25" x 1.5"
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Homeschool coop class.
Leona M on Jul 11, 2022
My daughter is a rising Junior in High School and needs this for her Bible 11 class.
V A on Jul 15, 2021
Homeschool coop class.
Leona M on Jul 11, 2022
Liked the previous book of the series
PJ N on Jun 29, 2022
My daughter is a rising Junior in High School and needs this for her Bible 11 class.
V A on Jul 15, 2021
required by school
EVONNE T on Sep 15, 2020
I chose this based on the recommendation of a fellow teacher.
Christina F on Aug 17, 2020
school choice
Brenda Z on Aug 5, 2020
Wonderful Curriculum to solidify what we have been teaching and learning throught the Word of God!
Lenaya S on Aug 23, 2019
Req text for NorthStar Academy Worldviews in Conflict class
Karen P on Apr 2, 2018
Homeschool coop class
Helena P on Aug 27, 2017
Liked the previous book of the series
PJ N on Jun 29, 2022
required by school
EVONNE T on Sep 15, 2020
What ages or grades is this book appropriate for? Would it be okay to use for a 9th grader and 11th grader together, going through it with a parent?
User on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would be very appropriate for a 9th and 11th plus parent. The text targets high school students, in general.
What ages or grades do you recommend using this book with? Would it be appropriate for a 9th grader and 11th grader to go through together with mom or dad?
A shopper on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My 11th grader is doing this study on her own. After each chapter she gives me a verbal overview. My friend’s son is also doing the curriculum and she is doing it with him. I think it would be appropriate for a ninth grader, especially if a parent is reading through the material with them.
Will we have access to the videos through Summit Ministries using the textbook, or do we have to purchase the Student Manual for those?
User on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Actually, neither of them include the Summit Ministries videos. Those are only available in the teaching package which includes the textbook, student manual, and teacher manual plus six CD-ROMs and two DVDs with the video presentations. We are not currently selling this package - only the textbook, student manual and teacher manual.
Does the textbook give access to the videos at Summit Ministries so that you can view them along with the readings, or is this only an option if you purchase the student text?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s only the textbook. Our kids we’re taking a class with a tutor and she had purchased the code as a teacher to get access to the videos. I think you need to purchase a ‘full version’ in order to get the text and videos together.
Is item # 009840 (Understanding the Times) the 2015 version?
User on Jul 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
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Great resource
This is a good learning tool for teaching different worldviews.
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