Freedom: History of Western Liberties Teacher Guide
A stirring examination of the issue of freedom and tyranny.
Through the groundbreaking book Freedom from Kevin Swanson, students will discover details of the history of both tyranny and freedom, as well as how our freedom is eroding in modern culture and what we can do to reverse this trend. Through biblical, historical, and contemporary cultural examples, Swanson outlines what freedom truly is from a God-fearing Christian perspective.
Swanson argues that freedom needs to be taken out of the political context it is usually rooted in and examined from a biblical worldview. Even the Founding Fathers acknowledged that it was impossible to have freedom outside of a relationship with God. To that end, this text offers numerous examples of tyranny and the believers who fought against it, such as Moses, Gideon, David, Esther, Robert Fitzwalter, William Wallace, the Pilgrims, Patrick Henry, and more. He also delves into how Americans are losing their freedoms every day regarding bureaucracy, education, the economy, morality, and family life. This teacher guide includes a detailed course schedule and all assignments needed for a full year of history.
What does the Bible say about freedom? Would you be surprised to learn that the liberties we treasure in our country trace back directly to biblical principles? Kevin Swanson in his challenging text, Freedom, gives us the biblical context for and scriptural examples of freedom as well as stories of Christian freedom fighters throughout history. The author likewise explores the contemporary threats and challenges to the liberties we tend to take for granted.
This 18-week (60 minutes per day; 5 days per week) study provides a chapter-by-chapter reading guide to the text that includes vocabulary in context, study questions, association exercises (connecting people with events), memory verses, and essay assignments. There are three essays and three exams required for the one semester course. Freedom is a challenging high school elective, but materials are easy-to-use and there is no teacher prep required.
Course components include a student text as well as a Teacher Guide that provides scheduling information, reproducible worksheets, exams, and answer keys.