Far East History/Literature

Far East History/Literature

Teacher: Asia Wall

Grade Level(s): 10-12

Class Cost and Length in Weeks:
$24/week for 32 Weeks*
$35 material fee

Class Size: Min 5 / Max 10


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Unlike many history programs which study history chronologically, this class is a cultural study focusing on several less-familiar countries and regions, including Africa, China, India, North Korea, and the Middle East. Students can earn both a history and literature credit through this course, while also developing a heart for world missions. We will learn about ancient and complex Eastern societies which are home to 90% of the world’s unevangelized people groups; discover the birth of the world’s 5 major religions and how they spread; and meet famous missionaries to the 10/40 window such as Mary Slessor, as well as people God is using to reach this part of the world today. There will be 8 main books focusing on our primary regions of study, supplemented by short stories, poems, and historical documents. Homework will include reading, writing a frequent 2-3 page paper, and in-class quizzes over the reading material.

Curriculum/Required Text(s):
100 Gateway Cities - 978-1576585221 - (Need by August 2019)
The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic - 978-0143039679 - (Need by August 2019)
Other Voices, Other Vistas - 978-0451528407 - (Need by August 2019)
Homeless Bird - 978-0064408196 - (Need by September 2019)
Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar - 978-1576581483 - (Need by November 2019)
The Year of Impossible Goodbyes - 978-0440407591 - (Need by January 2020)
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons - 978-0688135638 - (Need by February 2020)
Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? - 0849947200 - (Need by March 2020)

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2019-2020 Schedule

  • M - Far Side 1

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    2 Credits, 10th-12th
    Mrs. Wall