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HS World History, Art, and Culture


Katie Dugdale


I have spent the past year developing and teaching this World History course in our own homeschool and am excited to offer it as a high school course through Classical Scholars.

We will be studying Medieval Times through Modern World History, ending with the Cold War Era. This course will serve as an analysis of the key moments in history which have formed our present culture, and the thinking of those people who brought those moments to pass.

We will cover the follwing eras of World History: The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Reformation, The Enlightenment, Age of Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, Colonialism, World War 1, The Depression, World War 2, and the Cold War. Students will analyze the rise and fall of various civilizations as well as examining the Artistic movements that informed and reflected the culture of the time.

This class will be taught through a Christian worldview. Students will have reading assignments, hands on projects, and research to complete through the year. We will be using portions of How Should We Then Live by Francis A. Schaeffer and The Illustrated Story of Art- DK through the year as well as a selection of novels listed in the Class Materials below.

We will not just be focusing on places and dates, but will be thinking critically about human behavior and how our beliefs drive that behavior. This course offer students an opportunity to learn about the events and ideas that have shaped history as well as the consequences of these ideas and philosophies.

Students will need to be able to access Word or Google Docs to complete essays. Students should expect an average of 2-3 hours outside of class per week to complete assignments. At the end of this class, students will have earned a World History Credit (full year) and an Art Appreciation Elective (half year).

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions:


We will be using the following books over the course of the year:
- How Should We Then Live by Francis A. Schaeffer
- The Illustrated Story of Art- DK
- The Black Arrow by Robert Lewis Stevenson
- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
- God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew

Student will also need
- 2 inch 3 ring Binder with 10 Dividers and notebook paper.
- $15 Art Supply Fee

Katie Dugdale, her husband, and four children live in Hendersonville. Katie has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She has worn many hats including teacher, administrative assistant, cake decorating instructor, and graphic designer. She served for 6 years on the board of the Henderson County Homeschool Association as Activities Director, Treasurer, and Secretary. Katie has also worked in youth ministry at Grace Blue Ridge Church in Hendersonville for the last three years.

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