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We have been enjoying Drive Thru History® Adventures for several years now. When the opportunity was given to use and review their new course, Bible Unearthed, we jumped at the chance. We were given early access to this brand-new course; it will be available to everyone before too long. We have been watching one of the videos each week, and reading the extra material that goes with it, too. Everyone is finding it quite interesting! I’m even wishing my husband would have time to watch these.
A few years ago Mr. Intellectual used some of their courses and I wrote a review about this company; we really liked them. This time, I’m having everyone who is home during the day watch the videos. That includes Mr. Diligence (15), Mr. Sweetie (11), Mr. Imagination (8), and Little Miss (5) all the time, and Esther and Mr. Intellectual at times, when they aren’t at work. The older ones are understanding and appreciating the information about archaeology and how it helps to support the Bible, and the younger ones really like the joking around that Dave Stotts does. We watch the video one day while we eat lunch; the next day, we read the article that is linked in the Digging Deeper section of the lesson during our history time. The day after that, we read the rest of the information in the lesson and answer the questions on the worksheet. Here is one of the “Digging Deeper” articles and a part of a worksheet.
The series of 12 episodes begins with a discussion of what archaeology is and what impact it has on our understanding of history. Then, we got to learn about how archaeological sites are discovered and what life is like for an archaeologist. Next week, we’ll get to learn about what’s being discovered today, and then some archaeological mysteries. That sounds fun! I did skip ahead a little and watched a couple of the later episodes when the older children were away but Simon was here; he enjoyed learning about top discoveries in Biblical archaeology and accidental discoveries. Some of the other titles look intriguing, too, like Trends in Archaeology and Weird Archaeology. I’m looking forward to getting to those!
The dashboard makes it very easy to use this course. After you watch one of the 15-minute videos, you are automatically moved on to the next episode, but if you come back later and want to read one of the articles or rewatch something, it is easy to move back and forth. I like that each lesson has a button to click when it is completed—that way I know where we’ve been and what we’re ready for!
This course is definitely worth going through. We tend to love history, and especially finding things that prove that the Bible is true, so this is perfect for us. As an example of something we heard yesterday in the episode we watched, an inscription was found in northern Israel that mentioned David. This helps to prove that David was a real person. Many little gems of information like that are scattered through the course.
Eighty-four families had the chance to use this course and review it—click on the image below to find their reviews and see what they thought of it!