Let love be genuine.  Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.—Romans 12:9

Central Valley Christian School

The Social Studies Department is better because you have been part of it!

It was an honor for Department Chair Mr. Bryant to address this year’s graduating class.  Here is a transcript with footnotes.  Best wishes!

In this manuscript, Berkeley professor J. Bradford de Long examines the unique character of the 20th Century—why it produced social upheaval, egregious dictatorships, and unprecedented economic growth.  Featured text in second semester Economics.

Online version of the 1850 classic produced to counter the socialist movement.  Is the author’s impassioned cry for government to “protect property and punish plunder” still applicable in our mixed economy?  Featured text in second semester Economics.

And yes, this was just a copy of the previous web page.

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The Law by Frederic Bastiat

CVC Alumni

If you have ever wondered about your instructor’s hobby or if you are a modeler yourself, this site will be informative.  Includes updated information on the Baghdad Hobby Club and the Iraq Model Network, as well as clubs in Afghanistan for American service members.

Christianity is not a call to safety, but to identity with Christ.  Read about present-day believers whose Christian testimony has cost them dearly, either because their government actively persecutes them, or because it cannot prevent their fellow citizens from doing so.  Includes specific prayer items as well as updates on nations and leaders.

What does it mean to “go into all the world and make disciples”?  This research site identifies and describes people groups currently unreached by Christian evangelism, and proposes ministry ideas tailored to each group.  Included are specific suggestions for personal growth and involvement, as well as methods for involving your church, family, or online friends in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Archive of Supreme Court cases, including information on justices and audio recordings of proceedings.

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See what researchers are discovering about this antebellum panorama—and how 19th-century technology managed to capture the equivalent of a 144,000 megapixel-resolution image.

eHow’s recommendations for planning, conducting, recording, and transcribing an interview.

HBO’s 2007 adaptation of Dee Brown’s book chronicles the implementation of Indian policy and its culmination in the 1890 massacre.  Link to YouTube chapters (13 in all).  NOTE: This production contains brief instances of violence and inappropriate language.  Alternate assignment available for Portfolio 5 if students request.

Witness a modern British family’s experience as they re-create urban life from a century ago.  Link to YouTube chapters.

Carl Sagan investigates the ruins of the Southwest, including Chaco Canyon, and describes the importance of astronomical observation to ancient peoples.

Brief introduction to Cahokia, the center of a mound-building civilization that thrived in present-day Illinois and throughout eastern North America.  Link to YouTube upload.

Narrative of Copley’s painting chronicling one moment in time; also focuses on the fate of Brook Watson, the 14-year-old victim of the attack.

Interactive site featuring extensive interviews with archaeologists, historians, reenactors, and other scholars at the sites of Jamestown and Werowocomoco.

Collection of documents, photographs, and articles pertaining to the Plymouth colony and its earliest inhabitants.

Introduction by theologian J.I. Packer to the identity, theology, and concerns of the Puritans in England.  Link to YouTube chapters.

Demonstration of the British 58 caliber caplock musket favored by both sides during the Civil War.  Link to YouTube upload.

Computer-generated battlefield animations illustrating the scope and strategies of the Civil War.  Interpretive keys and narration included.