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The First 4,000 Years of World History
Ancient Civilizations and the Bible, the first volume of Diana Waring’s History Revealed series, is the journey from creation to Christ. Ancient Civilizations covers the major events, civilizations, and personalities in the first 4,000 years of world history.

History as your child has never experienced it!
History Revealed is a three-year course that passionately presents history with take-away assignments that are as diverse as your children. Designed with four learning styles in mind, History Revealed allows students to approach history from a variety of subject areas. This emphasis on "Unit Studies" allows your teen opportunities to learn history through geography, science, art, architecture, music, literature, creative writing, and more.

How Does It Work?
Here is how it works. In each title there are nine units, each unit divided into four one-week phases. In week one your student will read the assigned article in the Student Manual. The dramatic and captivating presentation of the events leads to reflective questions designed to encourage your child to think.

Each Week Has a Different Focus
The emphasis in week two is exploration and discovery, so your teen will select a related topic from a list of possibilities to investigate more deeply. Week three focuses on the geography, arts, and sciences of the period covered and involves your child in some sort of hands-on activity. Mapping, art, or cooking are just some of the variety of possibilities. The fourth and final week on that unit involves the more creative side of history and can include a historical poem, a stop-motion video, or even an original song.

A Decidedly Christian Worldview
With a decidedly Christian worldview, History Revealed will frequently challenge your student to consider what God might be doing in a particular moment of history. This will extend his understanding past the fleeting value of academic knowledge to the more significant understanding of God’s character.

Not-So-Optional Audio CDs
Diana Waring, author of History Revealed, states that while several sets of supplemental CDs are available, it is the What in the World? CDs that are truly essential. As she states, "When I wrote the introductory articles for each of the units in the Student Manual, I specifically did NOT include the material discussed on the CDs. Knowing that my materials were being used by missionaries far from library access, I wanted to put as much information as possible into the curriculum. That meant that I did not duplicate the information on the CDs anywhere in the book. (There are occasionally some crossover, but that is just for the purpose of moving on to the next point.) What this means is that I wrote the book with the understanding that people would be listening to the CDs as well as reading the articles. . . so many of the questions, research projects, creative projects, etc., reference things I discuss on the CDs." So in light of that, you are going to want those CDs in order to get the complete breadth of the curriculum.

Optional True Tales CD Set
If you want to give your children a great understanding and appreciation of this time period, consider adding the True Tales CD Set. This audio CD set featuring Diana Waring contains short vignettes of history, biographies of fascinating people, and descriptions of incredible events from this time period.Presented in a storyteller's enthusiastic manner, these accounts of people and events are supplemental to the material heard in the What in the World? CDs

Optional Digging Deeper CD Set
To fully understand the times of world history, one must understand the history of God's people and the church. Diana whisks you along through history, showing God's amazing grace through it all! Each CD focuses on a different time period.

Optional Test Booklet
The History Revealed program includes open-ended questions that encourage discussion and thought, timeline and mapping exercises, and suggested reading lists of both nonfiction and historical fiction. If yours is a family that wants to test, you will also need the test booklet (sold separately) which includes a unit test and answer key for each of the nine units.

Three Volumes Available
  • History Revealed Volume 1: Ancient Civilizations and the Bible is the journey from creation to Christ, covering the major events, civilizations, and personalities in the first 4,000 years of world history.
  • History Revealed Volume 2: Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries covers the early church to the French revolution.
  • History Revealed Volume 3: World Empires, World Missions, World Wars teaches world history from 1800 to 1956 covering Napoleon to Jim Elliot in Ecuador.

  • Teachers Guide
  • Pages: 35w
  • Author: Diana Waring
  • Publisher: Answers in Genesis (2008)
    Student Manual
  • Pages: 315
  • ISBN: 971600921704
  • Author: Diana Waring
  • Blinding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Answers in Genesis (2008)
    Test Kit
  • Pages: 47
  • ISBN: 9781600921766
  • Author: Diana Waring
  • Blinding: Looseleaf
  • Publisher: Answers in Genesis (2008)

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    Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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    Did not love it March 23, 2015
    Reviewer: Tara  
    We used this for our daughter in 10th grade and she did NOT like it at all. We really wanted to like it but it is confusing and not organized well at all. Several times she would have a question in her lesson that had not been taught in that lesson or any previous lesson. Very frustrating! We have discovered she likes your typical read the text and answer the questions type of history curriculum so will be using something different for her next two years of high school.

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    Very Confusing and not very organized February 22, 2013
    Reviewer: MomCzar  
    I have tried to use this product for my 10th greade son. It is very confusing and not laid out very well. It does not reference other civilizations well, just the bible. While I do like having the biblical accounts included in teaching history, I don't like that it is saturated and has litttle of the other civilizations. It's like teaching a bible study, not world history. This is not helpful for my son who will be going on to college and needs to get a good grasp of what they consider world history is. The lady narrating the CD jumps around as well and sometimes puts in anecdotes or stories that seem to be only for her pleasure so it distracts from what is being taught. The CD also does not stop after each lesson but pauses for a second and continues on so you do not know where you are on the CD. From the beginning the book references an article for the student to read but does not tell you where to find the article or even what it is! Having purchased this curriculum after school has started because I had to pull my child from another school and homeschool him, this is a very disappointing part of the 10th grade curriculum here at timberdoodle. Now I have to find another curriculum this late in the year and try to teach a whole year in just a few months. Very disappointed. Also not sure if it was missing something or not since no test keys came with what I received.

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    History Revealed:Ancient Civilizations January 15, 2013
    Reviewer: Micci  
    This works for all learning types and is somewhat of a montessori approach. Students can research in a variety of ways. There is plenty of material and it is very comprehensive. I like that is is biblically based and helps students use critical thinking skills to historically, and archeologically defend their faith.

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    Absolutely LOVE this history curriculum! June 1, 2012
    Reviewer: Denice  
    This is probably our all time favorite history curriculum (and we've used quite a few in our 13 years!). This set covers Creation to Jesus Christ. I love how the program is geared towards all the different learning styles - auditory, kinesthetic, visual and intuitive. There are activities from each "style" to choose from. Each chapter has the following: "history" to be read and book lists to choose from for further reading, pertinent articles to look up, an extensive list of research topics, timeline information, vocabulary words, mapping activites, art/music/science projects, a recipe to cook, and a creative, expressive activity to choose from. It is not set up to do all the activities listed, but to pick and choose what will fit the student and family the best. As you can see, there is no lack of activites and projects to choose from to learn more about HisStory! It is all taught from a strong biblical perspective, revealing the awesome greatness of our God!! Diana Waring has definitely brought history to life and made it extrememly exciting! We look forward to history now!

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    "This is a FANTASTIC program!" May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: Kathy T  
    "I have been using this program with all of my six children for several years. It is a favorite of the whole family! This book allows me to teach the same subject to all ages at the same time, allowing the children to choose different books to read (or look at the pictures) and different activities, if desired. Mostly we do the activities together. I love the books lists of supplemental reading (if you or your child wants to learn more) and the multiple and varied activity suggestions. There is something in each unit that will suit every one of my children. Covers history, geography, Bible, literature, fine arts, and some science. I love that it starts with the Bible as the basis of history and presents many evidences of the accuracy of Scripture. Creation-based world view is the foundation of the whole program. Studying the works of God in the lives of humanity is the backbone. One warning - this is not your typical program. It should be viewed as a smorgasboard of options, with only a few being actually used for each unit. It is not necessary nor desirable to do everything available - the choices allow something for everyone. You could teach through this series several times with several children and not exhaust all the options."

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