Old Western Culture: The Greeks is a full year of instruction which includes four units: The Epics, Drama and Lyric, The Histories, and The Philosophers. With over 20 hours of video with accompanying exercises, and a robust reading load, The Greeks offers the homeschooler a complete literature and social studies course.
The course is intended for high school aged students (14+), as well as for the adult enrichment student. It includes hundreds of classical paintings, maps, timelines, and more woven into the video lessons! Please see the selections on the sidebar for more information about the course and to learn about the details of each individual unit. Relive the Great Books that shaped Western civilization!
WHAT’S INCLUDEDThe DVDs come with a downloadable student workbook and Teacher’s Edition workbook in PDF format (copies permitted within your own household), and a guide to the art booklet for each unit.
PREREQUISITESOld Western Culture is intended for mature and discerning students. We recommend this course for ages 14 and up. The course will deal with mature themes such as paganism, sexual immorality, battle scenes (mostly in actual reading), and classical paintings.
Old Western Culture is meant to equip your child with a Biblical lens from which to process these themes. We assume your child has a working knowledge of the Bible and basic Christian doctrine. Advanced readers will have an advantage since the reading load is relatively heavy.
CREDITSEach year of Old Western Culture is a double-credit homeschool Literature and Social studies course. The double-credit assumes that the student will watch all the videos, read the required reading, answer the daily worksheets, and take 4 exams (one for each unit). This a robust course academically, and requires a lot of reading. Wesley Callihan will coach your student on how to approach the reading in the video.