World Views of the Western World Part 1: Bible and Ancient Thought

World Views of the Western World Part 1: Bible and Ancient Thought

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A comprehensive classical high school study, yet something totally different than a typical compilation of high school courses! OK, so exactly what is it? This question is not easily answered. Each one a year's worth of study, these courses can best be described as a research and teaching syllabus integrating seven areas of interdisciplinary study: literature, art, music, economics, philosophy/theology, science, and government. Written directly to the student, the author, David Quine, has a stated threefold purpose: 1) to give students the ability to stand against the thoughts and ideas of the secular culture, 2) to give students an adequate and logical defense for the hope they have within them, and 3) to give students the ability to take the truth of Christianity into the various disciplines. While this may sound both desirable and lofty, these volumes provide the framework for the study to equip students to accomplish the goals. The syllabus includes a weekly teaching overview, study notes, commentaries, outlines, short essay questions, and essay questions. Drawing from a vast list of resources and incorporating them into an in-depth examination of the underlying and surrounding worldview, the study is organized around the progression of Christianity through history. Special attention is given to the writings of Dr. Frances Schaeffer, and his video/book series, How Shall We Then Live, forms the study's core and the perspective through which historical, literary, artistic, and musical works are examined. Completion of all three volumes produces the equivalent of three credits in literature (ancient, medieval, modern), and one credit each in composition, philosophy/theology, music history and appreciation, art history and appreciation, western civilization, humanities, world history, American history, American government, political theory, and science history. An experienced observer would quickly note that only math and lab sciences (and perhaps foreign language) are needed to round out a high school transcript. The organization and flow of these courses are excellent. Graphics and presentation are orderly and appealing. The author's commentary and instruction is practical and invaluable. One small quibble I have is the bound format. I would be sorely tempted to remove the binding, hole-punch the pages, and place them into a binder. In fact, since the student is expected to write directly into the worktexts, which are each a massive 1 - 2" thick, it's the only workable plan (in my opinion), although the author prefers the idea of the student completing these worktexts as a resource. As I consider the possibility of using these with my students (wistfully, since all are past high school), I'm troubled by the lack of any sort of answer key. While a typical answer key might not be practical since answers tend to be short or long essays, nevertheless some talking points would have been greatly appreciated. While any student would undoubtedly profit greatly from completing the work on his own, nevertheless it would seem that at least part of the value would be in family discussions. Without the author's expertise or an ability to keep up with the reading, much of the material covered is daunting, and only an intrepid or determined parent will venture into those waters. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
Bible
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Cornerstone Curriculum Project
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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All of my children take this course through another teacher. So far all are incredible thinkers and have been accepted into 3 top private universities in Texas with honors and largest academic scholarships. My children can reason, think, write and speak about their view of the world. Additionally, with very few questions they are able to know the worldview of the person they are speaking to. Great curriculum to prepare your children to take on the world.
yvonne j on Aug 14, 2019
Its one of my daughters school books and christian book store back ordered my order.
Victoria M on Sep 5, 2018
All of my children take this course through another teacher. So far all are incredible thinkers and have been accepted into 3 top private universities in Texas with honors and largest academic scholarships. My children can reason, think, write and speak about their view of the world. Additionally, with very few questions they are able to know the worldview of the person they are speaking to. Great curriculum to prepare your children to take on the world.
yvonne j on Aug 14, 2019
we need it for school this year.
Karmen B on Jun 11, 2019
Its one of my daughters school books and christian book store back ordered my order.
Victoria M on Sep 5, 2018
for class
Betty B on Jan 28, 2017
Taking a World view class
Colleen E on Jul 29, 2016
Required for World View class
Mario J on Jul 26, 2016
We appreciated the previous book - Starting Points - and like the integrated approach to several subjects (history, philosophy, literature, art and music). We also want to prepare our students to face the varying worldviews they will inevitably encounter prepared to stand for biblical truth.
Nancy N on Jul 16, 2016
we need it for school this year.
Karmen B on Jun 11, 2019
for class
Betty B on Jan 28, 2017
Is there a booklist to go along with Worldviews of the Western World Part 1?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can find it on David Quine's Cornerstone Curriculum website. However, if your student is taking the class from a teacher, his/her list may vary some from the official list. Most of the books can be bought used, but not the syllabus, since it is consumable (however, sometimes someone may have written in the first 20 pages in pencil, and then dropped the course, so it does not hurt to check)
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Rated 3 out of 5
So expensive!
I wish the book was split into two. The history portion, and the literature section. We're already using a different literature component, and adding this would have been too much. However, we still had to have the book for the history class we're in. Why is the cost of one textbook so expensive?
September 21, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A great worldview curriculum
There is a lot of material covered in this book . The pace is steady. Your student must be a proficient reader. Otherwise you can use this as a family curriculum and read the books and other materials aloud. This makes a great family world view study as well as a personal study. The discussions we have had because of the material presented have been deep and worthwhile. I recommend it highly.
October 21, 2015
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am very pleased with Cornerstone Curriculum's Worldview material This a comprehensive course that weaves worldview teaching into literature the arts science history philosophy economics and more There is no teacher's guide because the material is designed to be an independant study for the student The syllabus guides the student through the various reading and writing assignments then gives them an opportunity to express themselves in essay form We have used Starting Points and are now in the middle of Worldviews Volume II My daughter will be well prepared for college as a result of this material I can not praise it highly enough!
February 18, 2013


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