Get ready for the amazing story of Asia, taught live in 2012-13!
The HistoryAtOurHouse curriculum will be expanding to include the history of the Middle East, India, China, and Japan during the 2012-13 school year. Read on to learn more!
|Asian History Comes to HistoryAtOurHouse!|
For the past five years HistoryAtOurHouse has been the ultimate history resource for secular history education for homeschoolers from 2nd to 12th grade covering Ancient, European, and American history.
Now, for the first (and possibly only) time, HistoryAtOurHouse will break from its normal three-year rotation on the history of Western Civilization to bring students the exotic, surprising, and increasingly relevant story of Eastern Civilization!
|Asian History and the World We Live In|
Our clothes and iPads are made in China, our televisions and gaming consoles in Japan. Our Japanese cars are powered by oil from the Middle East. Our customer support has been "outsourced" to India. By means of economic globalization we have become more connected to Asia than ever.
But what do we know of India beyond "Bollywood" stereotypes and a vague recollection of Ben Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi? China wowed the world with the 2008 Olympics, and then promptly receded into the background of our awareness. Japan, upon which America dropped two atomic bombs in the world's most devastating war, now conjures few definite images beyond those on Youtube of last year's tsunami. Of course, due to the events of 9/11 and the subsequent "War on Terror," the Middle East continues to demand our attention.
But what is Asia's place in the world we live in? And, by extension, what should its place be in our history studies?