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What are the differences between From Adam to Us and Exploring World History?

Our two world history curricula complement one another. As we were writing From Adam to Us, we kept in mind that many of the students using it would later use Exploring World History in high school. Of course, there are similarities because they both cover world history. However, they are geared to two different audiences and have different themes and emphases.

For From Adam to Us, the lesson text, photographs and illustrations, activities, original source selections, literature, family activities, map book, and timeline were designed specifically for the student in grades five through eight. We chose the lesson topics to interest and engage middle school students, giving them a clear, comprehensive view of world history appropriate for their level.

Exploring World History is a more in-depth history designed specifically for high school students. The lesson text, photographs and illustrations, original source readings, literature, writing assignments, hands-on projects, review questions, quizzes and tests, and literary analysis were developed specifically with the high school student in mind. Exploring World History includes deep analysis of the themes, movements, and events of history as well as in-depth Bible studies designed to help the student learn to think with a Christian worldview about the topics he or she is learning.

One key difference between the two courses is that From Adam to Us maintains a whole-world focus throughout, while Exploring World History spends more time in the second semester on Western Civilization and the influence of past world civilizations on our own, with special units on the modern history of Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

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