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Dave Raymond’s Modernity

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In Modernity, the follow-on course to American History, Dave Raymond explores world history from 1500 to the present.

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In this exciting addition to his history series, Dave Raymond turns his attention to the period of Modernity and the maturity of Western civilization. Under Dave’s instruction, students will learn how to apply and refine a Christian worldview to major developments in philosophy, science, and government; personalities such as Newton, Bach, Napoleon, and Austen; and movements including the Enlightenment, Darwinism, Nationalism, and Victorianism.

Modernity is a one-year class that consists of:

  • 27 lessons (5 videos per lesson, approximately 20 minutes each)
  • 4 projects
  • Student Reader, 400p (PDF, ePub and mobi)
  • Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence (PDF, ePub and mobi)
  • Weekly Exams
  • Year-long Portfolio

Dave Raymond lives in rural Middle Tennessee with his wife and 6 children where he has taught the humanities for the past 12 years. He teaches the disciplines of history, literature, composition, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials and Foundations Christian Academy.

Part I

1. Orientation
2. The Great Stage: Introduction to the West
3. Ideas Have Consequences: The Enlightenment
4. The Sacred and the Secular: Empires, Missions, Pirates, and Rulers
5. Royal Science: The Scientific Revolution
6. The Creators: Pascal, Vermeer, Johnson, Bach
7. The Devil Has No Stories: The French Revolution,
8. I Am the Revolution: Napoleon
9. Deus Ex Machina: The Industrial Revolution
10. The Antiquary and the Muses: Scott, Austen, and the Romantic Poets
11. No Vision Too Large: Wilberforce and Chalmers
12. Culture=State: Nationalism
13. Eminent Culture: Victorianism

Part II

14. The West and the Rest: Victorian Missions
15. The New Priesthood: Scientism and Darwinism
16. The Square Inch War: Kuyper and Wilson
17. The Pity of War: World War I
18. Domesticity Versus Tyranny: Versailles, Dictators, and America’s Roaring Twenties
19. Modern Art and the Death of Culture: Art and Architecture
20. I’ll Take My Stand: The Thirties
21. The Lost Generation: Literary Converts
22. The Wrath of Man: World War II
23. The Cross and Perseverance: World War II, Bonhoeffer, and Churchill
24. Personal Peace and Affluence: The Fifties
25. The Great Divorce: The Sixties
26. The West Like the Rest: The Seventies and the End of Modernity
27. The Triumph of the West: The Fall of Communism and Postmodernity

HSLDA recommends spending approximately 150 hours on a subject to qualify for high school credit.  This is how Dave Raymond’s classes generally break down to achieve that credit.  Some students will spend more time in some areas and some will spend less, but there is clearly enough different types of work to qualify for full high school credit:

american history credit chart

* The reader includes 400 pages of original historical materials.  It increases in length as the year progresses.  For example, Part 1 is 150 pages and Part 2 is 250 pages.  If additional reading is desired for older students, we include recommendations for that.
**If a parent desires to do two or more thesis papers for older students, that is perfectly acceptable and will only increase the amount of time spent in the class.

Sample a full lesson here:

Lesson Three: Ideas have Consequences

Lesson 3.1
Ideas have Consequences: The Enlightenment | The Principle

Lesson 3.2
Ideas have Consequences: The Enlightenment | Ockham and Descartes

Lesson 3.3
Ideas have Consequences: The Enlightenment | Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume

Lesson 3.4
Ideas have Consequences: The Enlightenment | Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume

Lesson 3.5
Ideas have Consequences: The Enlightenment | Kant, Diderot, and Voltaire