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Ch 12: The Founding of Christianity: Homeschool Curriculum

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The founding of Christianity unit of this High School World History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the origins and spread of Christianity. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School World History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the founding of Christianity. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Christianity. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about Jesus of Nazareth, the early Christian church, the conversion of Constantine the Great, the Byzantine empire and the role of the first popes.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a founding of Christianity unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Founding of Christianity Unit Objectives:

  • Examine the life, teaching and times of Jesus of Nazareth.
  • Discuss the relationship between the inhabitants of Judea and their Roman rulers.
  • Explain why the Romans expelled the Jews from Jerusalem.
  • Summarize the growth of the early Christian church, even under persecution.
  • Discuss Constantine's conversion to Christianity and its establishment as a state religion.
  • Examine the Jewish roots of Christianity.
  • Explore the Byzantine church and empire, including the importance of religious icons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: The Founding of Christianity: Homeschool Curriculum
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Jesus of Nazareth: Events, Life & Teachings

1. Jesus of Nazareth: Events, Life & Teachings

In this lesson, we explore the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, explain a few of the problems with arriving at a clear picture of Jesus, and discuss the facts as we know them.

Roman Expulsion of Judaism: Factors, Background, & Events

2. Roman Expulsion of Judaism: Factors, Background, & Events

In this lesson, we explore what life was like for Jews during the early era of the Roman Empire, leading up to the first century expulsion of the Jews from Rome.

The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

3. The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

This lesson will explain the conversion of Constantine and the ascent of Christianity. In doing this, it will highlight the Edict of Milan and the famous Council of Nicaea.

The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

4. The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

This lesson will explore the early Christian Church and its close connection to Judaism. It will highlight the similarities of these two faiths in reference to the Holy Scriptures while also exploring their disagreement over the person of Jesus Christ.

Growth of Early Christianity in Rome

5. Growth of Early Christianity in Rome

In this lesson, we explore the experiences of early Christians under the Roman Empire, from their early periods of toleration and persecution to the conversion of Emperor Constantine.

The Pope in Early Christianity

6. The Pope in Early Christianity

In this lesson, we explore the gradual transformation of the early Christian church in Rome, and specifically its bishop, into the incredibly powerful papacy of today.

The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

7. The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

In this lesson, we explore the Christian Church in the Byzantine Empire, and the history of the issues the bishop in Constantinople had with other Christian bishops, especially in Rome.

Chapter Practice Exam
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