This course begins a study of the history of inventions, starting with the Egyptian pyramids. It proceeds in chronological order and helps develop a sense of how inventions influenced history.
Each lesson examines one invention or an inventor, if this information is known. It explores what the world looked like before the invention came along, how it was discovered, how it was marketed (why it caught on), and what its impact on history was.
The course is unique in that history has rarely, if ever, been taught this way. It asks (and answers) such questions as these:
Why was the decline of the use of Roman roads after the Roman Empire collapsed crucial to preserving civilization?
What did the invention of stirrups in 300 AD have to do with Europe remaining Christian instead of becoming Islamic in the 8th century?
The course combines history and science to explore how inventions helped changed the world.
In some cases, an invention was discovered by separate civilizations hundreds of years apart. In one culture, it made a profound impact. In the other, it didn’t. Why not? Answers to that question are provided as the student progresses through the course. It also helps to teach the basic principles of entrepreneurship.
Here is what some former students have said about the course:
Thank you very much for this course. I learned a lot. 🙂 I am excited to start the 5th grade History course. I am grateful for you doing this for me and many other kids to learn. :):)
Thank you so much for this amazing course! I loved this course so much and I loved the other videos you would post under the main video! Thank You so much and thank you so much for all the work you put in your videos!
Thank you and have a nice summer!
Thank you for this course, I have learned lots of things in this course…Yes, I do think this was an interesting way to learn history. Thank you.
This is a complete course with 180 lessons.