Over the last 15 years, Lynette has been teaching Canadian History from a Christian perspective, first, to the Homeschool Co-op she belonged to in South Ottawa, and then to other Christian Homeschoolers from Southern Ontario.
This curriculum is written with a decidedly Christian bias. It seeks to dig as far back into history as we could possibly go to trace God’s hand in the establishment of our country.
Canadian History with New Eyes
Canadian History With New Eyes is a ‘story-based’ History curriculum.
It links our history to the marble frieze mounted over the left doorway of the House of Commons.
Covering 200 years of history, this frieze shows King Francis I of France on the left, and King Louis XIV on the right.
It uncovers the stories of the French Protestants (Huguenots) who invested their lives and resources to establish the first colonies in the Atlantic Provinces (Acadia), Quebec and Ontario (New France).
It exposes the reason why this marble frieze represents stories of the persecution of the Huguenots, which started under Francis I and continued under all but one king.
Under him, not only did the Huguenots gain lasting freedom of worship (which ended after he died), but the freedom to travel and invest in trade. Canada was forged out of the fires of persecution.
In God’s Providence, the Huguenots had a small window of opportunity for 12 years, which gave them freedom to engage in trade in the New World. Their stories are bound up in that frieze which is found over the left doorway of the House of Commons, and displays two figures – King Francis I of France, and King Louis XIV of France.
This Canadian History program is the first of its kind. It is told by telling STORIES through video lessons.
In order to trace God’s hand in the settling of Acadia and New France (Atlantic Provinces , Quebec and Ontario) by the Huguenots, we needed to dig further back into the 1500’s to France and the Reformation.
That allowed us to examine the root of the Settlers relations with the Natives from the beginning, and to trace the changes in relationships between the Natives and the new settlers before the British came on the scene. This is the only way we can understand the Native issues objectively.
Our course: Canadian History… with New Eyes Part 1 consists of 8 Modules. It will be available soon.
Our mission is to Educate, Equip and Empower you to make an impact on the Kingdom in the sphere God has ordained for you.
You can only do so by discovering tomorrow’s future from yesterday’s past.