History and Philosophy of the Western World is a World History high school curriculum that teens actually like.
Why would a homeschooled high schooler want to study History and Philosophy of the Western World?
Because philosophers run the world (well, often a generation after they pass away). Christian teens need to understand the philosophies that have driven world culture and politics since ancient times. This prepares them to help create new philosophic ideas that can change the world!
History and Philosophy of the Western World is a:
- homeschool World History high school curriculum.
- World Philosophy course that helps teens learn good thinking skills.
- text that covers some important movements in church history, so that teens can note the impact of the faith on the world of philosophers.
History and Philosophy of the Western World is a 1 credit etext (downloadable pdf) written in a friendly, conversational style that helps homeschoolers discover the ways that philosophers have impacted their world. Starting with the ancient Greeks, the text also covers the ways the world has impacted the philosophers.
Therefore, teens earn their World History credit in a way that adds a fresh approach to a lively homeschool transcript!
Written by 7Sister Vicki Tillman and her oldest son, Dr. Micah Tillman (philosophy and science teacher with Stanford University’s online high school), History and Philosophy of the Western World has been used as textbook for local homeschool classes for years.
This is a user-friendly, college-prep text. It has 30 short, no-busywork chapters with:
- pictures and maps (so that it is not boring to read)
- vocabulary and new concepts in sidebars to help facilitate learning
- comprehension questions for each chapter that help students test their knowledge and begin to develop philosophic thinking skills
- answer keys
- a final applying-what-you-learned paper with grading rubric
- instructions on how to raise the level of this 1 credit college-preparatory course to advanced or honors levels (to add power to the high school transcript and richness of experience)
This fun and thought-provoking World History high school curriculum may be completed by a homeschooling high schooler with or without parental support. It also works well with homeschool group classes.
Topics covered in History and Philosophy of the Western World that are favorites with various homeschoolers include:
- Ancient Greece, Ancient Turkey, and the Natural Philosophers
- The Miletans
- Ancient Italy and its Philosophers
- Early Greek Philosophy
- Early Athens and the Sophists
- Greece Versus Persia
- Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Philosophers
- The Middle Ages
- St. Augustine
- St. Thomas Aquinas
- Early Church Reformers
- The Renaissance
- The Reformation Across Europe
- The Baroque Period and Rene Descartes
- British Empiricists
- The Rationalists and the French Revolution
- Immanuel Kant
- The Romantic Philosophers and Georg Hegel
- The Industrial Revolution
- Kierkegaard and Existentialism
- The Revolutionary Philosophers- Darwin and Marx
- Twentieth Century Philosophers
- Twenty-first Century Philosophers
Help your homeschooler earn transcript credit with this useful and fun World History high school curriculum – integrate History and Philosophy and get ready to change the world!
Click here To view an excerpt from History and Philosophy of the Western World.
You will receive 3 .pdf files:
- the text
- answer key
What are homeschool parents saying about History and Philosophy of the Western World? (formerly titled: World History and Philosophy; only the name has changed – the content is the same!)
Need more inspiration for helping teens understand how meaningful and important it is to study history?
- Check out this on why History is boring and how to make it better.
- Also, this post on how to teach World History for average learners.
- Here’s a post on how to earn an Honors-level World History credit.
- And a rubric for Honors-level World History.
“This fall my daughter utilized the Chronicles of Narnia for the first semester as well as the World History and Philosophy. Both courses provided questions that went beyond “give me the details of the story” and required her to think. She needed to provide supporting material for her answers. In addition, these courses have improved her writing and knowledge of the bible.” – Jeanette