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One of the reasons we decided to homeschool was to give our children a Biblical worldview. We want to teach them to look at life through the lens of the Bible. I had never really thought about exploring other worldviews until offered the chance to review a wonderful curriculum from BrimWood Press.
Some people have the opinion that the only Worldview that should be taught to children is a Biblical one, using the example that a money handler learns to detect counterfeit money by only handling real bills. After working our way through some of the material, I see great value in understanding how others view the world. Not only does it put history in a different perspective, it also helps to connect with unbelievers around us by giving a little insight into why they do the things they do. I am reminded of Acts 17, when Paul visited Athens and talked to them about their ‘unknown god’.
We started our worldview journey with A Young Historian’s Introduction to Worldview. It consists of four lengthy lessons and comes with all the materials needed for several hands-on activities. Did you know that most of the world’s religions can be broken down into four major worldviews?
Everyone enjoyed using 3-D glasses to learn how we can see different versions of the same picture depending on which lens we used to view it. We spent some time getting to know the residents of Lensland and trying to figure out which view each one represented. It was all starting to click by the time we assembled our worldview boxes.
The kid were starting to make connections… Ancient Egypt, Bible stories, Eastern religions, Atheism, Star Wars, Percy Jackson. A little glimpse into what other religions teach and how they fall short of the glory of God.
The older kids and I will spend the rest of the school year working our way through the Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism set. It compares and contrasts Biblical events and ideas to other worldviews through ancient texts like the Epic Flood of Gilgamesh. There are comparison charts in the back of the book for students to fill out, and completed charts with examples of possible answers. (Yay!) Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism also serves as a study guide for the book Secret of the Scribe. In this historical fiction, we follow the story of young Tabni, alone in ancient Mesopotamia and trying to survive without angering the gods. I enjoyed it so much that I can’t wait to get the rest of the Historical Novels for Engaging Thinkers.
I truly love seeing my children learn to become deep thinkers and wrestle with some hard truths. I recommend this curriculum to any of you who are looking for a way to discover a bit more of the big picture.
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