An exceptional study on faith and leadership that focuses on the US presidents Washington and Jackson, as well as the Christian reformers Knox, Newton, and Luther. Students will discover their influences, struggles, and accomplishments, and take away lessons on the lives of these great leaders. Are great men simply born great or do they make a choice in their life to be something more? Study the lives of these Christian men to discover how they were transformed by their faith, moral values, and pure courage. In this unique course, students will go beyond historical footnotes to really see what has been revealed about their hearts, their fears, and their vision for changing the world as they knew it. An inspiring study designed to encourage students to lead!
Explanation of Activities
Vocabulary: Students should define each of the words. If they know the word, they should define it in their own words. If they do not know the word, they should use a dictionary to search for its meaning. Many of the words chosen are presented in a secondary or archaic usage. Students should define the word in the context of its usage in the book.
Short Answer: Students should answer these questions in complete sentences. Most of them can be answered in three sentences or less.
Long Answer: These questions are essentially the same as short-answer questions but are broader in scope and require a longer answer, though not long enough to be considered an essay. Students should answer these questions in paragraph form, and they will often take more than a single paragraph to completely answer.
Bonus Activities to Explore More: Each chapter will contain one or more optional bonus activities. Most of these activities require further research and may also require materials beyond the books and the PLP. Select the activities that are best suited for your individual needs.
It is recommended that the student complete a four-page research paper each semester of the course. In semester one, the student should choose a president other than Washington or Jackson and research his Christian faith and how it affected his actions. (John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and James Garfield would all make interesting subjects.) Similarly, in the second semester students should choose a reformer other than Knox or Luther and research his Christian faith and how it affected his actions. (John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, John Wycliffe, and Jan Hus would all make interesting subjects.)