Clash of the Superpowers
Have you ever stopped to wonder how the rivalries between empires like Babylon and Egypt in ancient times might have been like the clash of superpowers today? What if you could learn about these ancient conflicts and use that knowledge to help you better understand current events, as well as the Bible? The Brotherhood of the Scroll is a fast paced novel. Combined with its companion study course, The Clash of the Superpowers, it weaves adventure and the bible together to get young people interested in learning about the lessons of history. What’s more, as you look at facing personal moral challenges through the eyes of such ancient prophets as Daniel and Jeremiah, you’ll gain insight into how to apply biblical principles to confront similar issues that faced people just like you thousands of years ago. To learn about the readability of the novel, which has been rated at the 7th grade level (12-13 year-olds), please access a summary report by CLICKING HERE.
Clash of the Superpowers is designed to introduce you to the history, geography, and biblical references of the exile of Judah to Babylon, and how we can learn and apply this knowledge to present day events. Using the novel, The Brotherhood of the Scroll, students will be given reading comprehension quizzes, trace the story line of events, and write essay papers about key concepts presented in the material. These essays will explore both ancient and modern clashes between world superpowers, cultural ideals, and personal application. As a result of this course, students will learn how to apply the lessons of history to understand current events. Students will also learn how to apply biblical principles to confront the same personal moral challenges that faced such individuals as Daniel and Jeremiah thousands of years ago.
Jeremiah & the Legacy of Judah’s Kings
The Brotherhood of the Scroll lends itself to a study of both the Bible and ancient history. This examines the legacy of Judah’s kings, and how a series of rulers had led the nation astray. It looks at how they chased after the pagan gods of Assyria, and how the religious reforms of King Josiah were only skin deep.
To read an excerpt from The Brotherhood of the Scroll where Jeremiah discovers how the people have not returned to following God, CLICK HERE
|Adventure + Biblcal Truth = Learning
Old School House Review
My granddaughter, who is a senior this year, was extremely interested in this book and in the lessons that went along with it. She is an avid reader of historical and biblical fiction but she is also very interested in world affairs. At her homeschool co-op, she constantly enrolls in a world view class that is offered by a retired Army chaplain, and is the one female face in the crowd where a lot of enthusiastic students eagerly debate world affairs. She has found the assignments helpful in honing her knowledge and opinion on current events. But she has also delved into the historical aspect of it and reads any archaeological articles she can find on Biblical history.
I am extremely impressed with this curriculum and if your high school student is looking for a meaty, not run of the mill, type of Bible curriculum then I highly recommend this. I think adult Bible study groups would also enjoy this. I always like the Old Testament studies the best!
Brotherhood of the Scroll/Clash of the Superpowers -Product Review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, August, 2015. For complete review, click here.
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Help your teen stand as a Daniel in our modern world
Clash of the Superpowers is a Comparative History Curriculum to Accompany The Brotherhood of the Scroll, this course is designed to introduce you to the history, geography, and biblical references of the exile of Judah to Babylon, and how we can learn and apply this knowledge to present day events. Clash of the Superpowers uses the parallels in the geopolitics of 600 B.C. to events happening in today’s world to engage the student in a conversation about geography, history, politics and religion.
If we expect young people to be engaged in the process of self-government, we must awaken their innate curiosity to see how all these seemingly dry subjects relate to their daily lives. This course will allow you to help students explore the history of 600 B.C. when Babylon and Egypt vied for world domination, and apply the lessons learned to the modern clash of the superpowers.
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|The Clash of the Superpowers
The assignments focus on four broad areas:
1. Ancient Biblical history
2. Modern History
3. Use of trade routes in ancient & modern times
4. Discussion questions about character and leadership