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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Drive Thru History: East Meets West DVD

I love this series

 I teach history in a public school so using this Drive Thru History: East Meets West in my classroom is not a viable option due to the contemporary religious references. However, if you are in a Christian school or homeschool with a Christian emphasis I can enthusiastically recommend this series.

East Meets West has two 30 minute plus programs about Turkey and Asia Minor. Turkey is literally where the Middle East meets the West.

In episode 1, Dave Stotts takes us to Cappadocia, a unique area with an underground city and roots in the Old Testament and in the post-Biblical era as a scene of anti-Christian persecution by both the Romans and the Muslims.

Episode 2 is the stronger of the two. It covers the Emperor Constantine, the controversy that caused the creation of the Nicene Creed, the fall of Constantinople and the wonderful Hagia Sofia church turned to mosque now museum.

Episode 3 is a "best of" for the first 4 volumes with a blooper reel.

Okay - bottom line. The history is good. The presentation is light and effective. The graphics are great. It's funny. Highly recommended.

I rate this DVD set 5 stars out of 5. It can be found on Amazon.com here: Drive Thru History: East Meets West DVD.

Reviewed on July 21, 2009.

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