Tracing Ideas in History

Tracing Ideas in History with a Biblical Framework

For History Revealed, this concept (which follows from learning the chronology of both “sacred” and “secular” history) seeks to discover the impact that ideas have on people and events.

Have you ever paused to consider how viewing history through the lens of Scripture influences the way we see:

  • government?
  • justice?
  • ethics?
  • cultural trends?
  • art?
  • music?
  • education?
Looking through the lens of scripture to understand all of human life

What we believe impacts everything we do. That holds true for every religion, philosophy, and culture. Tracing ideas through history allows us to begin to consider their impact on people and events, discovering how “ideas have consequences.”

For example, when we consider the French Revolution, it is important to understand how the powerful ideas being discussed in French cafes deeply influenced the actual events which followed. And, just as the Bereans of the New Testament, we seek to evaluate these ideas in light of the Scriptures. In essence, we humbly look through the grid of a Biblical framework to better understand and analyze changing and developing philosophies and beliefs in their moments of history.

This level of history will help you and your children learn to ask such questions as:

  • What philosophies or ideas lay behind this historical event?
  • Does this particular event, though it is labeled “Christian,” truly reflect a Biblical perspective?
  • How have secular ideas impacted the Church?
  • How have Biblical ideas impacted the surrounding culture?

Welcome to Our Store

Ancient History Curriculum

Beginning with the creation of the world, this curriulum title continues—with a constant focus on Jewish history—all the way to the early Roman Empire; and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.



Middle Ages Curriculum

How was the world changed by the resurrection of Jesus and the birth of the Church? In this title, we examine the fast-growing movement of Christianity throughout the known world—and weave it into the history of the 1st through the 18th centuries.


Modern History Curriculum

In the modern era, what part has Christianity played in bringing hope and new life to a suffering world? Though it's not all good news, people inspired by the Spirit of God have given everything to serve others. With this constant reminder of God's loving-kindness, we tackle some of the the most difficult times in world history.

Online Courses with Diana

If your student would enjoy being part of an online class, this year we are offering Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries, and, also World Empires, World Missions, World Wars. I "teach" through recorded lectures, while a kind, generous teacher handles the live classes.

American History Through Music

Though they seem quite "out of fasion" in our modern culture, these are books with American folk songs and the stories behind them. Learn a bit of American history and experience the joy of America's folk songs. Great fun for singing along!

World History Audio CD's & Mp3's

If you love listening to stories (at a rapid pace!), you'll LOVE these audio recordings. Even if you are using a different curriculum for history, these audio recordings will add so much more depth and WOW-factor!