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.
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!