Journey Through Time

Journey Through Time Honors Humanities Program

JOURNEY THOUGH TIME, an intensive survey course of literature and history starting with the Ancient Times and continuing to the Post Modern Times, presents the history and literature of Western Civilization in a formal classical methodology with a heavy focuses on rhetoric and writing.  Using the writing program, Writing with the Masters, students develop strong writing and research skills while exploring the great writers and thinkers of the world.

Below each course description are samples of a reading, a writing activity, a fun activity, the study schedule, and a Table of Contents.


Here are a few of the Materials Required for the Courses. These materials must be purchased separately.

JTT Book of Readings (grades 8-12)

JTT Teacher Edition which includes 32 weeks of lesson plans ( grades 8-12)

History Book – Streams of Civilization (grade 8) and BJU (grades 9-12)

Vocabulary from Classical Roots (Books A-E)

Writing with the Masters (only available at HEP

Pocket Style Manual

Various paperback books (see the course description for a listing of the books)


 JTT8 Cover


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.  

Sample Egyptian Creation Myths



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This course explores western culture as a blend of Judeo-Christian traditions recorded in the Old and New Testaments and the Greco-Roman pagan traditions of Greek and Roman Literature. This year’s writing will focus on learning well-developed expository writing:  advanced expository paragraphs with sub-topic sentences, and various college essay formats, including the MLA Style 5-paragraph research essay.  The major writings covered in Grade 9 include Iliad, Odyssey, Poetics, Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; shorter writings include works by Aristotle, Euclid, Socrates, Plato, Caesar, Plutarch, and many others.

Sample – JTT 9 – Extended Paragraph – Descriptive Essay



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The Medieval Times (Grade 10) This course examines the impact of the church, chivalry, and feudalism on the development of Europe during the Medieval Time period.  This year’s writing focuses on advanced expository paragraphs with sub-topic sentences, and various college essay formats, including the MLA Style research paper. The major writings covered in Grade 10 include  Beowulf, Song of Roland, King Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Divine Comedy, and Everyman; shorter writings include Bede, Caedmon, Medieval Poets, Miracle and Morality Plays, and many others.  

Sample fun activity from: JTT 10 – SGGK People Magazine Cover 






THE RENAISSANCE AND THE AGE OF REASON (Grade 11) The first semester of this 32-week course is an extensive survey of the history and literature of the Renaissance & Reformation period and the second semester, The Age of Reason, looks in depth at the philosophies of the Enlightenment, which led to the birth of America.  Various genre begun in this age are also explored, e. g. journalism.   The first semester will focus on the college history essay; the second semester on journalism, satire, and six methods of paragraph development.  The major writings covered in Grade 11 include The Prince, Don Quixote, Faerie Queene, Hamlet, and Paradise Lost; shorter writings include poetry, the US Constitution, Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, and stories about Americans.

Sample – Study Schedule





THE MODERN AND POST MODERN TIMES (Grade 12) This 32-week course offers an in-depth look at Romanticism in Europe, England, and America.  It also covers European and American Realism and Naturalism in both the Victorian Era in England and during Modern and Post Modern Times.  The fall semester writing will focus on critical analysis and the spring semester on research and text documentation.  The major writings covered in Grade 12 include modern writers, historical writings, short stories, and poetry.

Table of Contents (Grade 12)



Prices:  All Teacher Editions with 32 weeks of lesson plans  are $39.95 each.

JTT 8-10 Books of Readings are $39.95 each.

JTT 11 Book of Readings is $45.95.

JTT 12 Book of Readings is $49.95.

Due to a new website being designed, these items are temporarily down. To order, please call 281-922-0472 or email