We Didn’t Start the Fire – Cold War Research-Based History

$99.00

The course is from a Biblically-based perspective, looking at history and culture with an eye to God’s truths, grace, and love for humanity.

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Description

This is a developing course with a different approach – thus a low price for this first year.

The course is from a Biblically-based perspective, looking at history and culture with an eye to God’s truths, grace, and love for humanity. It is also based on the belief that the U.S. is a uniquely founded and great nation, but also has made mistakes and done things that were wrong. All discussions and information will be appropriate for high school students – but the culture and history will be discussed honestly.

Student work is an integral part of the course – students will research the events listed in the Billy Joel song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, and prepare slides each week showing what they have discovered. Research essentials are the focus – discerning bias in news sources, developing balanced research techniques, looking for primary documents, evaluating how different sources report the same event. This is a necessary skill in today’s world!

Research-based Learning

  • Students learn and practice how to research and discern biases.
  • Student commitment to weekly prepare the slides and present the information researched, and the analysis of the sources, is required.
  • Slides can be in powerpoint or google docs. Others programs are possible.
  • The song has 100 events – there is no guarantee we will finish them all, but we will try.
  • Course in development, thus a very low price – value-rich.

Materials
  • No materials to purchase. There is a possibility that you will want to purchase a subscription to your favorite news and history source.
  • Working camera on computer and microphone
Day/Time:
  • Fall 2021 – Thursdays 11:00 ET, or
  • Spring 2022 – Thursdays 11:00 ET
Grade Level
  • High School
Class Schedules

Fall 2021

  • Begin Class: August 26th
  • Fall Break: October 11–15
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 22–26
  • Last Class: December 16th

…or…

Spring 2022

  • Begin Class: January 13th
  • Winter Break: Feb 21-25
  • Easter: April 11–15
  • Final Class: May 5th

Additional information

Class Time

Fall 2021 – Thursdays 11AM ET, Spring 2022 – Thursdays 11AM ET