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Middle School History Studies

Middle School History - Ancient and Medieval (Grades 6 - 7) Course #: HMSI

Course Description:


This course presents an overview of the great events, noteworthy achievements, and major characters of human history, from the beginnings of the first civilizations to the Middle Ages and beyond. Primarily focusing on Western Civilization, the course places a special emphasis on understanding history in terms of it being governed by Divine Providence. 


Required Text: 


All Ye Lands - World Cultures and Geography (Catholic Schools Text Book Project)

ISBN #: 978-0898709445

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Middle School History II - Renaissance & Beyond (Grade 8) Course #: HMSII

Course Description:


This course presents an overview of the great events, noteworthy achievements, and major characters of human history, from the beginnings of the first civilizations to the Middle Ages and beyond. Primarily focusing on Western Civilization, the course places a special emphasis on understanding history in terms of it being governed by Divine Providence. 


Required Text: 


All Ye Lands - World Cultures and Geography (Catholic Schools Text Book Project)

ISBN #: 978-0898709445

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High School History Studies

High School Church History Course # CH1 & CH2

Course Description:


In this two-year course, students will gain knowledge of Holy Mother Church, from the formation of Her ecclesial structure and doctrinal principals, to the fundamental impact She has had on the world at large. The students will understand the pivotal role the Church has played in the development of the values, ideas, science, laws, and institutions which exemplify what we call Western civilization. The history and nature of the Church are studied from a perspective of faith in the Holy Spirit’s guiding presence throughout the ages.


This course will survey the history of the Catholic Church by focusing on specific events, developments, and personages of note within the context of the following chronologic periods:


First Year - Church History I

  • Foundations of the Pre-Christian World (Greece, Rome, Ancient Israel)
  • The Life of Christ & The Apostolic Age (1 B.C. - 100 A.D. 
  • Spiritual and Social Life in the Early Church (33 A.D. - 300 A.D.) 
  • Age of the Martyrs (33 A.D – 313 A.D.)
  • Heresy & The Church Fathers (1st Century  - 5th Century) 
  • The Barbarian Invasions and Rise of Monasticism (4th - 6th Century)
  • The Barbarian Conversions (4th - 8th Century) 
  • Byzantium and the Rise of the Carolingians  (4th - 9th Century) 



Second Year - Church History II

  • Collapse of the Carolingian World & Feudalism (9th - 12th Century)
  • The High Middle Ages (12th - 13th Century) 
  • An Age of Sorrow (14th -15th Century) 
  • The Renaissance (15th - 16th Centuries) 
  • The Protestant Revolt / Catholic Reformation (16th - 17th Century)
  • The "Englightenment" and Revolutions (17th - 18th Century)
  • The Emergence of the Modern Era and Beyond  (19th - 20th Century) 



Required Text: 


The History of the Church (Didache Series)*

ISBN #: 978-189017746


Alternative Texts - Adult Course: 

A History of the Catholic Church - Volumes I - III 

ISBN-13: 978-1622920730

ISBN-13: 978-1622920747

ISBN-13: 978-1622920754



*Vicky Coughlin with John Paul Too Catholic Books and Gifts carries the full Didache series.  She can be reached at (760) 913-5024 or bizeemom@aol.com.

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High School Art History Course #: AH1

Course Description:

This course surveys the arts of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe and the Renaissance, from 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D.  It is primarily designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the general styles, concepts, purposes, and interpretations of Western Art through the ages.



Required Text: 

Art in Focus  (Gene A. Mittler, Glencoe Publishing , Fourth Ed.)

ISBN #: 978-0026624084

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High School World History Course #: WH1

Course Description:

This course presents an overview of the great civilizations from all parts of the world,  from the beginning of recorded history to the modern age. The course engages students in the study of socio-political systems, religion, economics, technology, art, and the impact of geography on history. 



Required Text: 

World History - Patterns of Civilization, Burton Beers, Prentice Hall, Second Ed.)


ISBN #: 978-0139679766 

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