Unit 4: Modern Middle East Mac's History

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Rhetoric Level StudiesGrammar/DIALECTIC
HistoryLiteratureGovernmentPhilosophy Church HistoryBeyond History
  • Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, and Coolidge
  • Age of Innocence
  • Progressivism
  • World War I
  • Russian Revolution & Red Scare
  • The Roaring 20's and Ballyhoo
  • Rise of Stalin and Hitler
  • Prohibition & Speculation
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: Regionalists, Realists, Imagists, Yeats, WWI poets, Frost, Eliot
  • The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)
  • Animal Farm (Orwell)
  • Metamorphosis (Kafka)
  • The following literary concepts and tools for studying them are taught and used in many different weeks throughout the year-plan for story analysis, drama analysis, and poetry analysis:
  • Literary vocabulary
  • Modes
  • Topics
  • Themes
  • Genres
  • Devices
  • Techniques
  • Texture
  • Characters
  • Artistry
  • Plots
  • Settings
  • Style
  • Worldviews (Modernism and Postmodernism) and worldview analysis
  • Historical literary movements
  • Authors' lives
  • Supreme Court v. state legislatures
  • The income tax
  • Wartime statism
  • Leninism
  • Free speech in wartime
  • Women's suffrage
  • Volstead Act
  • KKK v. private schools
  • Einstein
  • Dewey
  • Fundamentalism
  • Yeats & the Zeitgeist
  • Freud
  • Wittgenstein
  • Barth
  • Revivalism: Samuel P. Jones, Benjamin Mills
  • Protestant liberalism and the Social Gospel movement
  • Fundamentalism
  • Billy Sunday
  • The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
  • Hands-on activities reinforce history topics
  • Geography threads include maps and activities tied to history
  • Historical fiction and picture books reinforce all studies
  • Vocabulary words given weekly for grammar students reinforce history and literature studies
  • Follow-up worksheets are given for books read as literature most weeks
  • The history of artistic styles is woven into history lessons
  • Weekly writing assignments are keyed to history topics
  • Many grammar students enjoy Lampstand Press lapbook products which parallel and reinforce weekly History topics
  • Dialectic students may choose to reinforce their work using time lines.
  • Some topics in church history vary with the learning level.
  • In Year 4, younger students study lighter topics of the century, while older ones face tougher issues head on.
  • Presidents Hoover, FDR and Truman
  • The Great Depression
  • Hitler, Stalin, and totalitarianism
  • Expansionism and appeasement
  • World War II
  • Just War theory
  • The Communist Bloc and the start of the Cold War
  • Birth of Israel
  • Survey of the Middle East
  • The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  • The Pearl (Steinbeck)
  • The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: Modernist poets, the Lost Generation, Cummings, Faulkner
  • The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
  • The Chosen (Potok)
  • Consequences of Prohibition
  • Hoover's vain call for limited government
  • Expanding federal power
  • Legality of Japanese internment during war
  • Compulsory pledge of allegiance
  • Barth
  • Wittgenstein
  • Humanist Manifesto
  • Heidegger
  • Bonhoeffer
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The Hiding Place (Corrie ten Boom)
  • Overview of revivalism, Pentecostalism, and neo-orthodoxy
  • Optional: Israeli Independence Day
  • Gandhi and Indian Independence
  • Mao's China
  • Presidents Eisenhower, JFK, and LBJ
  • Korean War
  • King & civil rights in America
  • 1950's culture of conformity
  • Technological advances & the Space Race
  • Events of the Cold War
  • 1960's American culture
  • Vietnam War & protest
  • Hippie & women's movements
  • Siddhartha (Hesse)
  • To Live (Chinese film)
  • Waiting for Godot (Beckett)
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: the Beats, the Black Mountain Poets, Flannery O'Connor
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)
  • The Crucible (Miller)
  • Quotations from Mao
  • Limits of Executive power
  • McCarthyism and due process
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Reinterpretations of religious liberty
  • Student war protest as 'free speech'
  • Gandhi
  • Popper
  • Sartre
  • Quine
  • Kuhn
  • The Normal Christian Life (Watchman Nee)
  • Billy Graham and revivalism
  • God's Smuggler (Brother Andrew)
  • Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama
  • Rise of modern Middle East & Islamic terrorism
  • Cultural and demographic changes in U.S. society
  • 9/11 and the Iraq War
  • Summing up human history
  • I, Robot* (Asimov)
  • Citizen of the Galaxy (Heinlein)
  • The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Campaign finance reform and its loopholes
  • Affirmative action
  • Flag-burning
  • Religious liberty
  • Enemy combatant cases
  • Bush v. Gore
  • Qutb
  • Feyerabend
  • Derrida
  • Deconstruction
  • Conclusion of the Pageant
  • Choice of three tracks:
  • Light Force (Brother Andrew)
  • Study of your own denomination
  • Study of a foreign region with a view toward a short-term missions trip

*Indicates that students read selections from this work.

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