Projected to be available academic year of 2019-2020

Early Moderns

Learn about the greatest and most influential works from the early modern period: poetry, theology, novels, and political treatises.

Old Western Culture Early Moderns Curriculum

How does it work?

Early Moderns offers a complete literature and history course. Intended for high school aged students (14+), as well as for the adult enrichment student.

  • 1 full year of instruction divided into four units: Rise of England, Poetry and Politics, The Enlighenment, and The Novels.
  • 48 lectures.
  • 30-40 minutes per lecture.
  • 4 quarterly exams.
  • Hundreds of classical paintings, maps, timelines, and more woven into the video lessons.
* More details concerning course materials availability is on the pages for the individual products
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  • Callihan is a gifted teacher—so much so that I think parents might want to watch the lectures along with their students for their own enlightenment.
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Early Moderns Live | Roman Roads Classroom

Old Western Culture: Early Moderns is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: Rise of England, Poetry and Politics, The Enlightenment and The Novels. In this “flipped-classroom” approach, students learn from the award-winning Old Western Culture video-centric curriculum, and then meet for live discussion each week with Scott Postma, their instructor. As an integrated humanities curriculum, Old Western Culture explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.

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