In Windows 2 we study missionaries and history in Africa, Arabia, South America and Germany.
For this highly interactive course we travel around the world and through different time periods with world literature — missionary biographies of different regions as well as fiction and/or non-fiction books set in those regions. Oh, the literature is outstanding! There are one or two more books required – students will choose from a book list available to those registered for the class.
Students write different kinds of short reports to ‘teach’ the rest of the class about the history and culture, explore the culture and the spiritual climates, and work with a timeline and maps through a semester-long project.
The literature comes from all time periods (thus the timeline). We learn a lot about missionaries’ lives, the need of the culture for Truth, how the culture’s view of God affects what happens in the country and in its people’s lives, what is happening historically in the country of study and in other countries around the world, and how God is at work through time and place.
Parents may purchase the books or check them out of the library — a list will be made available to those registered for the class.
What it is not: It is not a typical curriculum-based, chronological move through world history. We step out of that box and move through different time periods, always with a view to the present country or region. The assignments include a lot of reading, so the student and parent must commit to reading the books (usually very interesting). If a student has reading issues, it is fine if the parent reads them aloud to the student — but there must be a commitment to do the reading. Other assignments are hands-on and designed to engage the student in the region’s culture, history and spiritual realities. We will include videos, music, foods, and customs. Students will be asked occasionally to prepare a food and serve it to their families.
The class and teacher were great!
Mrs Mac makes the learning fun!
Dear Mrs. Mcllvaine,
Jaden has thoroughly enjoyed your class and has learned a lot but most importantly to us as a family, is the love of learning he’s had while in your class.
THANK YOU for the life lessons he’s learned while being in your class as well.
He’s learned how to be responsible and truly cares about turning in his assignments and the grades he’s received. We’ve seen him mature in this last semester with you.
Praise God for you desire to teach the next generation about His truths and sovereignty over ALL.
We will be signing him up for next semester as well. (His request)