The Grade 7 History/Bible program will be taught from the point of view expressed by Kurt Grussendorf. Namely, that:
History is the great narrative of God working through the lives of individual personalities who either follow or reject His Will, which will be done.
History, the story of what man has done with the time God has given, can only be fully understood in the light of the Bible, which is the story of how God has worked in history. Therefore, throughout this course, the Bible (the inspired and infallible Word of God) will be our main primary source. We will explore the history of mankind from Creation until the decline of the Roman Empire, regularly referring to the Bible, which prophesied the rise and fall of nations throughout history. We will come to appreciate the contributions that past civilizations have made to the present, but will also recognize a regularly occurring historical pattern: namely, that nations which reject the one true God will eventually crumble. We will ask ourselves: how does this historical pattern speak to our present-day North American civilization?
In grade 7 history