ANCIENT TIMES: Creation – 476AD (Grade 8) This course traces the history of ideas regarding western culture. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the Judeo-Christian foundations of western culture. It is essential for students to have some understanding of the roots of their culture in order to respond from a biblical perspective to the present-day mores and philosophies. This course focuses on extended paragraph writing and the five-paragraph essay. Readings include novels based on the various time periods and cultures, Bible stories, flood stories, creation myths, legends, and readings from Ancient civilizations.