Category Archives: History

Online History Classes Bring History Alive

Online History Classes Bring History Alive

I love history! Perhaps more than any other subject, history truly is alive. I can hear a bunch of you out there scoffing. To many of us, history is one of the most boring subjects we will ever take. We are all familiar with the pointless drudgery of the infamous “names and dates.” But that’s just my point, no one is bored by history, but lots of people are bored by history class. That is where online history classes can come in to bring it all back to life! That is actually one reason why any history class should be alive: because history – real history – has already lived. That is what a good history teacher does – bring history back to life. History is a compilation of true events: things that actually happened, lives that were really lived, choices that had to be made, battles that somebody fought, and miracles God actually brought about. History is a true story. There is nothing better. Online History Courses Bring History to Life I love the idea of pursuing online history classes specifically because they can bring history alive in a way that may not be available even through the best […]

Online History Lesson of Martin Luther

Time for an online history lesson! About a month ago, we recognized the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses.  This was what kicked off the Protestant Reformation, an event which has effects reaching even unto this day.  History itself has always been a favorite pastime of mine, and I look forward to the day when a Luma Learn teacher teaches a class on it. Any experience out there teaching history? As a homeschooling student, I was able to pursue the subjects I was passionate about more deeply.  History was my favorite subject, and Martin Luther was one of my favorite history figures of all time.  But without further ado, I present:  Online History Lesson 1 — Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation The Beginnings of Martin Luther The beginnings of the life of Martin Luther were not as one might expect.  Martin Luther suffered greatly because of his merciless obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.  Martin Luther tried desperately to be righteous enough to appease God.  He hated the “righteousness of God” because he knew he could not obtain that status.  He made sure to punish himself for every wrong he did.  Being a devout Catholic, he spent […]