This year, 6th grade history has been all about the Ancient World so I thought that taking a Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” with Drive Thru History® would be a good way to supplement our studies.
Well, I was right!
Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” is an 18 episode DVD set studying the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.
Drive Thru History – The Gospels is hosted by Dave Stotts who gives commentary, and interesting facts, of the traditions and beliefs of the times while also taking us on a stunning visual tour of Israel.
Recently the Homeschool Review Crew were given copies of Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” to share with their families.
Each review family was sent a hardbound book of 3 DVDs with an 118 page full glossy color Study-Guide containing episode titles, Summary, Discussion questions, and full color artwork. This book came in a glossy full color cardboard sleeve.
Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” videos are each approximately 30 minutes long.
These are the titles of the Episodes…
- The Historical Landscape
- The Announcements
- Jesus is Born
- Jesus Grows Up
- Jesus Starts His Ministry
- Jesus Returns to Galilee
- Jesus Begins His Miracles
- Jesus Teachers with Authority
- The Sermon on the Mount
- Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
- Jesus Travels North with His Apostles
- A Final Trip to Jerusalem
- Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
- The Last Supper
- The Trial of Jesus
- The Crucifixion of Jesus
- The Resurrection of Jesus
- Who is Jesus?
As, guide, Dave Stotts, drives his jeep through the valleys and hills of Israel as he gives a running commentary with more in depth details of what life was like during the ancient times of Jesus. He is often walking on the paths where Jesus walked, strolling through marketplaces, and taking us to the spots where history happened.
As he walks through Israel Dave describes the happenings of the Bible in vivid detail accompanied by moving music and stunning artwork. We are treated to more in depth details of the kings, characters, and living conditions of the New Testament of the Bible. Dave includes scripture references so that you can follow along in your Bible.
Dave describes these happenings in vivid detail accompanied by moving music and stunning artwork. He is often walking on the paths where Jesus walked, strolling through marketplaces, climbing hills of Israel, all while describing events of the Bible.
How Can You Use the Drive Thru History – The Gospels?
As I said in the beginning of this post, we’ve been studying the Ancient World which The Sweet Peanut is finding absolutely fascinating.
At first we just wanted to get a look at one of the videos because we had never seen any Drive Thru History shows before. The Sweet Peanut was instantly hooked! We ended up watching about 3 episodes that first day before having to finally go to bed. Then we tapered back to one video a night.
Dave is a gifted storyteller and there is a lot he has to share about this time in history and this beautiful land. Hubby and I were able to
Hubby and I were able to travel to Israel over 20 years ago and it’s wonderful to revisit spots we have visited and reminisce about our trip.
Because of the insight that Dave provides about the characters and traditions of the times it’s just fascinating. Hubby watches with his Bible while The Sweet Peanut and I just watch.
The Study-Guide provides thoughtful questions, further reading, and more insight into historical characters.
As much as I would have loved to have handed these videos over to The Sweet Peanut to watch at her leisure I’m glad I didn’t. Later in disc 3 there is a discretionary advisory for the episode on the Crucifixion of Jesus. It’s a little graphic with the death details so you may want to preview that one first. The Sweet Peanut likes a heads up about stuff like this. And I imagine you may choose to skip this episode for the younger members of your family.
Drive Thru History® – “The Gospels” is a great series to use for diving deeper into the New Testament. It’s not often that you can travel to such far away places so being able to see them so well presented adds a great touch to your studies.
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