BrimWood Press Worldview Curriculum
- Secret of the Scribe Book
- Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism curriculum
- A Young Historians Introduction to Worldview with 3 boxes to fold, some brown paper, iridescent plastic, & a pair of 3D glasses. This is a workbook of hands-on activities.
We skipped to lesson 3 (the part about the boxes) and figured out how to assemble the boxes & decorate them with the paper and shiney plastic. This led to several questions which ended up taking us back to lesson one. We were all amazed (even Mr. Amazing & myself) at how the whole concept of “Worldview” became so real and understandable. We then labeled our boxes with pieces for lesson one and played a little game to match up answers to each “Worldview” box. I was happily surprised that the concept was illustrated in such a way that our children quickly caught on and were able to differentiate fallacies in thought. Our 13 year old Space Cadet dubbed the shiny box the “Hippie” which led to a bit of discussion about the Pantheisticinfluences in many movies, like Star Wars. Box #4, which is a mirror, demonstratedPolytheism, like Thor in the Avengers and the world of Percy Jackson. What a great object lesson! This curriculum will be perfect for our family since we can do it all together. It saves me so much time and energy to have things that work for several ages at the same time. It is suggested for 5th – 8th graders, but the six year old was enjoying it with everyone else. I definitely think it can easily be adapted for all ages.
We’ve noticed a lot of Polytheism in the movies over the past 10 years or so. The movies are very entertaining, but it’s been important to us to make sure our children know how to recognise wrong thinking. We are looking forward to going through this book and curriculum this year. If you have room in your schedule or see a need for worldview study in your home, I encourage you to look at BrimWood Press: Building Historical Literacy While Engaging the Whole Child. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much the whole family can learn.