American Christian history experts no better than secular revisionists
Part 1: Course Information
Instructor: Rev. / Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Office Hours: Piazza 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. (PST)
Phone: 503-433-7733 / Email: Pastor@HisGlory.us
There’s no understanding American History apart from the covenant theory of civil government. Most Christian historians equate John Locke’s secularized social contract with the Biblical covenant model. However, they are direct opposites and cannot be reconciled.
You’ll find out why in “The Book of the Covenant – A Handbook of Biblical Law For Leaders of Church & State.” “Covenant & Crisis In American History” reveals critical differences in the U.S. Constitution of 1787 and earlier covenant documents in the colonies. Key evidence is in the Preamble and Article VI.Failure to grasp these vital distinctions has led to a history of cultural conflict and crisis, punctuated by a violent civil war and numerous overseas conflicts. This unfolding drama is traced through seven eras. It begins with the Puritans’ noble, but abortive, attempt to establish a covenant government on American shores. It looks in turn at the Neo-classical, Romantic, Centralization, Realist, Modern, and Deep-State eras. Each section contains an overview, timeline and representative poetry and prose.
- Tuition: $275
- Level: 8th Grade
- Mode: Asynchronous
- Offered: Spring
- Textbook: See above
Textbook & Course Materials
Required Text: “Covenant & Crisis In American History”(C&C) and “The Book of the Covenant” (BC).
- Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
- Desktop or laptop computer
- The course is delivered in 16 weeks, divided into 7 broad topics reflecting natural divisions in American history.
- Each lesson consists of readings in the two textbooks and video lectures and documentaries with exercises and a quiz. The instructor is available from 3:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. (PST) on the Piazza learning platform to answer questions and/or interact with groups of students.
Part 2: Student Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to
1. Identify and describe the 7 broad eras of American history
2. Describe at least one piece of literature typical of each era
3. Describe at least one piece of artwork typical of each era
4. Re-word each phrase of the Declaration of Independence using the Bible
5. Name 7 specific points at which the U.S. Constitution violates the Bible
6. Explain how each era rejected a unique facet of God’s law
- Puritan: Death penalty without Bible’s mercy ransom
- Neo-classical: Constitution broke Bible’s national covenant
- Romantic: Prison system replaced Bible’s household slavery
- Centralization: American System perverted Biblical government
- Realism: “Roaring Twenties” attacked Biblical family law
- Modernity: New Deal attack on Biblical property law
- Deep State: Electronic surveillance attacks Bible procedural law
7. Briefly describe 7 key events in order within each of the 7 historical eras
Student will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:
- Attendance and participation in the class forum
- Completion of REVIEW exercises
- Listening to recorded lectures & documentaries
- Study of assigned text material and Bible
- Completion of Unit quizzes
- Completion of Unit Learning Outcome assignments
Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule
UNIT I: The Puritan Age
Assignment (Wk 1-2): Read “The Puritan Age” in C&C online, watch the “Monumental” documentary, complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take theunit quiz.
Read “The Death Penalty and Ransom” in BC and take the associated quiz.
Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #1 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT II: The Neo-Classical Age
Assignment (Wk 3-4): Read “The Neo-Classical Age” in C&C online, watch the “Riddles In Stone” documentary, complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Read “Bible Law Or The U.S. Constitution”” in your BC ebook and take the associated quiz. Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #2 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT III: The Romantic Age
Assignment (Wk 5-6): Read “The Romantic Age” in C&C online, watch the “Eye of the Phoenix” documentary, complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Read “Indentured Servitude in Lieu of Prison” in your BC ebook and take theassociated quiz. Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #3 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT IV: The Age of Centralization
Assignment (Wk 7-8): Read “The Age of Centralization” in C&C online, watch “The Real Lincoln” documentary, complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Read “Property Law & Stewardship” in your BC ebook and take the associated quiz. Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #4 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT V: The Age of Realism
Assignment (Wk 9-10): Read “The Age of Realism” in C&C online and watch “How the Rich Got Rich” and “Rise of the Rockefellers” documentaries. Complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Read “Family Law: Marriage & Community” in ” in your BC ebook and take the associated quiz. Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #5 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT VI: The Age of Modernity
Assignment (Wk 11-12): Read “The Age of Modernity” in C&C online and watch “Benjamin Freedman 1961 Speech at the Willard Hotel”. Complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz. Complete the assignment for Learning
Outcome #6 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete.
UNIT VII: The Age of The Deep State
Assignment (Wk 13-14): Watch the lecture “The Deep State – Shadow Government”. Complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Complete the assignment for Learning Outcome #7 in a 1-page essay, submit to your parents for doctrinal review and marking complete
UNIT VIII: The Requiem For A Broken Covenant
Assignment (Wk 15-16): Study essays on “Forged Birth Certificate” and “Physician Malpractice” complete the Ungraded Review Exercise and take the unit quiz.
Study and take the final exam.
Part 4: Grading Policy
Graded Course Activities
The course grade is determined as follows
The course grade is determined as follows
Participation in discussion
Reading & Written response to ques.
Lectures & Documentaries
6% (6chap x 1pt)
8% (16 x 1/2pt)
Covenant &Crisis Quizzes
Book of Covenant Quizzes
32%(8 quiz x 4pt)
20%(5 quiz x 4pt)
Parent Approve written Quiz Objectives
Late Work Policy: Be sure to pay close attention to deadlines—there will be no make up assignments or quizzes, or late work accepted without a serious and compelling reason and instructor approval.
Your instructor will update the online grades each time a grading session has been complete—typically 2 days following the completion of an activity. You will see a visual indication of new grades posted in Moodle.
Letter Grade Assignment
Final grades assigned for this course will be based on the percentage of total
points earned and are assigned as follows:
Letter Grade Percentage Performance
Very Good Work
Mostly Good Work
Above Average Work
Mostly Average Work
Below Average Work
Part 5: Course Policies
Instructor will be using a tracking tool, discussions, chat sessions, and group work, to monitor your participation in the course.
If you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early as possible. As you will find, building rapport and effective relationships are key to becoming an effective professional. Make sure that you are proactive in informing your instructor when difficulties arise during the semester so that they can help you find a solution.
- Assignments must be submitted by the given deadline or special permission must be requested from instructor before the due date. Extensions will not be given beyond the next assignment except under extreme circumstances.
- All discussion assignments must be completed by the assignment due date and time. Late or missing discussion assignments will affect the student’s grade.
Understand When You May Drop This Course
It is the student’s responsibility to understand when they need to consider disenrolling from a course. After this period, a serious and compelling reason is required to drop from the course.
Under emergency/special circumstances, students may petition for an incomplete grade. Inform Your Instructor of Any Accommodations Needed
Commit to Integrity
As a student in this course (and at this Academy) you are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning and participation in this class and also integrity in your behavior in and out of the classroom.
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by a student to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill that he/she does not possess.
Course instructors have the initial responsibility for detecting and dealing with academic dishonesty. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved. Instructors should possess reasonable evidence of academic dishonesty. However, if circumstances prevent consultation with student(s), instructors may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate.
Instructors who are convinced by the evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty shall assign an appropriate academic penalty. If the instructors believe that the academic dishonesty reflects on the student’s academic performance or the academic integrity in a course, the student’s grade should be adversely affected. Suggested guidelines for appropriate actions are: an oral reprimand in cases where there is reasonable doubt that the student knew his/her action constituted academic dishonesty; a failing grade on the particular paper, project or examination where the act of dishonesty was unpremeditated, or where there were significant mitigating circumstances; a failing grade in the course where the dishonesty was premeditated or planned. The instructors will file incident reports with the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and for Student Affairs or their designees. These reports shall include a description of the alleged incident of academic dishonesty, any relevant documentation, and any recommendations for action that he/she deems appropriate.