Drive Thru History

Drive Thru History is a video series that teaches history and how God’s word fits into it. The Series is broken down into:  Holy Land, Ancient History, and American History.

We got the entire Ancient History series from our local library, which includes “East Meets West…”, “Greece and the Word…”, “Turkish Delight”, and “Rome if You Want To…” from our local library.

Drive Thru History

Drive Thru History

We follow the host, Dave Stotts, on location to where history actually happened.  Each video has 3 episodes each approximately 30-40 minutes in length.  We see the underground caves in Cappadocia where Christians hid in order to worship.  We learn all about Paul and see how he fits into history. We visit the Colosseum in Rome and the Temple of Delphi in Greece.

He took us into the Hagia Sophia, an ancient church that is now a museum.  I loved this part because when we studied this in history I searched the library for pictures of the Hagia Sophia and came up empty.  In this video, he actually goes inside the church and shows us an early mosaic of Jesus that scholars speculate may have been the model of what Jesus looks like in art for centuries to come.

We get to visit Biblical locations without actually “visiting” them.  Great stuff!

The host, Dave Stotts, does a superb job of mixing the facts with funny antics my kids enjoy.  He makes fun of his rental cars, picks a fight with the pretend Roman soldiers at the Colosseum, and talks to turkeys and camels.  My kids love the outtakes at the end. Hilarious!

This is a great series I would highly recommend to bring a visual aspect to history.  Visit their site http://www.drivethruhistory.com/ for detailed descriptions of the videos as well as clips.

You can also order on Amazon and read reviews (all were 5 stars–that’s the first I’ve seen on Amazon!).  I cannot say enough about this series that is sure to entertain and teach–something us homeschooling parents constantly strive for!

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3 comments on “Drive Thru History

  1. Sue says:

    I have watched Drive thru History many times on the History Channel. The host is now doing shows for the Glenn Beck Channel which can be seen on Dish TV or you can watch Glenn Beck online and subscribe to his network at The Blaze. I have also been viewing the wonderful movie about Abraham on YouTube. You can Google Abraham the movie and it will come up. Richard Harris is Abraham and Barbara Hershey is Sarah. I loved seeing the landscape, the costumes and the lifestyle in Ur and the tents. As far as I can tell it is Biblicaly accurate.

  2. We love the Drive Thru History Series!

  3. K says:

    Guess I’m out of the norm. My kids didn’t enjoy them and neither did I….. Wish they were captioned for those with a hearing loss to help them understand the videos as the sound quality isn’t the best.

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