Navigating History Giveaway

Congratulations to Melinda for winning a subscription to Navigating History: Egypt.

As the discussion about history  resources continues in our house and  here on Raising Olives, our family is going to be checking out this new resource from Western Conservatory.

Read to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a subscription for your family.

From the Navigating History team:

“Navigating History: Egypt is a 6-episode adventure travel series designed to teach history, geography, current affairs, and worldview analysis from a Biblical perspective. The series will focus on the events and influences that shape nations, illustrating that ideas have consequences and that culture is never neutral.”

“The tour will begin in Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world.  Egypt has been influenced at various times in its history by the four dominant ideologies of the globe–ancient paganism, Greco-Roman humanism, the Christian Church, and the rule of Islam–making it an ideal place to show that culture is religion externalized. Along the way, the team will be providing book recommendations and pointers for further study. Unlike television shows where hosts are shot and edited by invisible camera teams, every aspect of production and travel will be visible to those watching from home, as every member of the team serves both on-camera and as production staff.”

“Episodes and live Q&A sessions with the team will be aired at 8:00pm CST every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting November 29 and continuing through December 17.   Subscribers who join the three-week journey will have access to web site resources and updates. The tight deadlines for each of the episodes will add another element of drama for the viewers anticipating the next installment of the adventure. With live timers and GPS tracking, subscribers can monitor the team as they move between destinations and race against deadlines.”

Each lesson which students learn about Egypt will help them face the challenges of the questions facing young Americans today — in America. We want students to be sharp analysts of America’s political issues, church issues, and family culture issues. Egyptian culture illustrates the consequences of modern challenges with alarming clarity. — Isaac Botkin, team leader

What we want to do is show students how to use unchanging theological truth to assess every aspect of culture and history . . . past, present, and future. — David Noor

The series is targeted to ages 12 and up, but younger children will certainly be able to benefit from much of the information.  Episodes will be broadcast at 9EST on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on November 29.  All episodes will be available online to view later if that works better for your family.

Family subscriptions are available for $49.95 and include book recommendations, tips on how to use the series as an ancient history unit study, reviews and thoughts about the equipment used in the project and more.

One Raising Olives reader will win a family subscription to  “Navigating History: Egypt”.

To enter:

  • Simply leave a comment on this post telling me who you would like to take the class.  (In our home it will be Mark and me in addition to our children age 8 and older.)

Additional entries: (Please leave a comment for EACH entry)

  • Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog
  • Tweet about this giveaway

Giveaway will end THIS MONDAY to allow time to contact the winner and get them registered for the class.   I will email the winner and will need to hear back within 24 hours or I will select another winner.

Our family was given a subscription to “Navigating History: Egypt” in return for posting this giveaway.

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42 Responses to Navigating History Giveaway
  1. Debra
    November 24, 2010 | 7:45 am

    I think virtually everyone in my family would want to take this class. Particularly myself and my oldest three boys. #3 wants to go into archaeology, as he thinks there is a need for more Christians to go into archaeology. I think this would be particularly good for him, even though he’s only 10.

  2. Debra
    November 24, 2010 | 7:47 am

    I posted to Facebook.

    Linda Reply:

    Minus the two and one-year-old, I think we could all benefit from this class. Thank you for the opportunity to win a give-a-way. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. Vanessa
    November 24, 2010 | 7:57 am

    It would be myself and my roomate.

  4. pam
    November 24, 2010 | 8:48 am

    My daughter who is 10 and my son who is 14, we could always use new history lessons.

  5. pam
    November 24, 2010 | 8:50 am

    twittered it

  6. pam
    November 24, 2010 | 8:51 am

    facebooked it

  7. Aron
    November 24, 2010 | 8:54 am

    Oh wow that looks so neat. We pretty much all would be watching, but mostly DH and I and our 3 older children (11, 9, 7).

  8. pam
    November 24, 2010 | 8:57 am

    blogged about it

  9. Rebecca
    November 24, 2010 | 9:09 am

    This would be perfect to supplement our Ancient Egypt study we are already doing! My husband and I and our 4 oldest boys ages 14, 13, 9, 8 would definitely watch. Our other three (ages 5, 3, 1) would come along for the ride.

  10. AmyG
    November 24, 2010 | 9:27 am

    We would all love to study this! My oldest son loves Egypt and archaeology and has been studying on his own. Sounds like a great curriculum.

  11. The Pauper @
    November 24, 2010 | 10:34 am

    We would include everyone in our household.

  12. Grateful for Grace
    November 24, 2010 | 11:33 am

    I would like my husband and I to take it, plus HB, The Boy, Princess. Maybe Faith, but she’s a delayed almost 8 yo.

  13. Rebekah
    November 24, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    What a great giveaway! We love the resources offered by Western Conservatory and have many of them. I just learned about this study prior to visiting your blog. It sounds very interesting. Our whole family (7 of us) would probably participate with the little ones gleaning what they could. We just finished a huge study of Egypt in history several months ago and it was very educational.

  14. Ann
    November 24, 2010 | 2:07 pm

    This looks interesting! I would do this with my 3 kids (ages 12,8,6). They are very interested in this subject.

  15. Beth
    November 24, 2010 | 2:17 pm

    Wow, this looks like an exciting course! I believe all my boys – ages 7, 9, 12 and 13 would love to participate in this adventure, not to mention my husband and myself. Whether we win or not I would be very interested to see a follow up article about how this course went. Enjoy!!

  16. Heidi
    November 24, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    My husband and I along with our 8 and 9 year old’s would love this!

  17. Jennifer Dewing
    November 24, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    Wow! This looks amazingly fun!! My husband, oldest 2 daughters and I would be the ones watching it (although our 4 youngest would probably watch some too). I have been struggling about our history stuff, which program to use and such. This would be an wonderful way to introduce a new way of “doing” history. Thank you for this offer!

  18. Tracey
    November 24, 2010 | 3:35 pm

    Myself, my husband and my 14 yo son, who is learning about world history, would use it.

  19. JoJo
    November 24, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    Myself, my 11 year old and 9 year old would enjoy this.

  20. Lollie
    November 24, 2010 | 6:28 pm

    It would be Hubby and I and our 5 kids:)

  21. Deirdre
    November 24, 2010 | 9:41 pm

    My husband and I would take it as would our 2 jr high schoolers (ages 12 and 13).

  22. Deirdre
    November 24, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    I posted on FB about the giveaway.

  23. Lisa
    November 25, 2010 | 1:07 am

    We’d love to win this and would share it with our 4 children ages 7, 10, 15 & 17!

  24. Melinda
    November 25, 2010 | 1:33 am

    Our whole family (eight of us) would love to do this.

  25. Elizabeth
    November 25, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Definitely my husband and I and two older children. Looks really good!

  26. molly schultz
    November 25, 2010 | 9:57 pm

    I’d really like to take this course with my husband and older kids ages 12, 10 and 8. I am sure all the “littles” will watch along also!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. Kimarie
    November 26, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    How cool, Kimberly! My husband will be working, but I and my 5 oldest children (10, 12, 13, 14, and 15) would love to watch this adventure. Thanks!

  28. Kimarie
    November 26, 2010 | 1:26 pm

    I tweeted!

  29. Kimarie
    November 26, 2010 | 1:49 pm

    I shared on Facebook, too!

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  31. Dawn
    November 26, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    My two boys would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Dawn
    November 26, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    I posted to facebook.

  33. Jennifer
    November 26, 2010 | 10:23 pm

    Our family of 6 would all love to do this study. Thank you for the opportunity.

  34. jamie
    November 26, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    If we won, my husband and I along with our 3 older children would love to join in. It looks like such a neat project.

  35. Emmy
    November 27, 2010 | 12:18 pm

    I would love this! My oldest especially loves Egyptian history. Mt oldest 3 and I would takes this class.

  36. Emmy
    November 27, 2010 | 12:22 pm

    Posted on Facebook!! @
    Emily Smith

  37. Emmy
    November 27, 2010 | 12:32 pm

    Blogged it!!!

  38. Emmy
    November 27, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    Tweeted @ Rosebethemmy, my oldast wants me to tell you that she is planning to go into archeaology, so this would be a perfect addition to her education.

  39. Katey
    November 28, 2010 | 5:25 pm

    My husband, myself and my 8 year old would love to do this together! Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. Jane
    November 28, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    This looks like a great trip! My husband and I would do this with our two boys; we have just finished studying Ancient Egypt. I would Love a follow up on this if we don’t win!

  41. Leslie Cavett
    November 29, 2010 | 10:29 am

    We have been studying Ancient Egypt and I think this could be a lot of fun for my kids to watch. I am looking forward to sitting down with the kids to watch. By the way I enjoy reading your blog.