Lessons From History 1400's to 1700's Author:Gail Schultz Teaching history to your children is a wonderful way to introduce them to life. You as a parent have a platform for teaching about God's ways, laws, and plans. You can point to historical events, such as the landing of the Pilgrims, or Cortes conquering the Aztec Indians, and use them to illustrate the hand of God. You have opportunities to a... more »nalyze the lives of famous people together, seeing what life decisions they made and what consequences they faced. Your children can relate to and learn from the lives of the people you study. Historical figures come alive and we see that they were people just like us, with fear and courage and love and loneliness. Your children will see that they, too, can make a difference in this world when you study about men like Martin Luther, who with his very personal faith started a revolution.
This volume deals with the time period between Columbus discovering America (late 1400's) and the American Revolution (late 1700's). You will study important people who lived and events that occurred during this time period. You will see how the lives of musicians and artists were influenced by politicians or religious leaders. For example, you will see how Michelangelo designing St. Peter's Basilica in Rome indirectly started the Protestant Reformation. By linking together famous people, you will build a more complete picture of history, in turn making history easier to remember. You will also study why America was founded and how it is unique.« less