History is an important subject to learn. It can often offer different perspectives than the ones that someone has been shown their entire lives. These new perspectives can also open up the students to new viewpoints and the cultures of distant lands.
In the Altas program, we use the book The Complete Book of World History. This book covers human history going back as far as ancient times. It provides a great overview of historical eras.
The Atlas history classes are meant to get the students better engaged with the historical material and teach the students the importance of how history is a story of humankind and how we live in it. This process of helping the students understand the connection of their lives to the lives of those in the past can bring everyone a bit closer to the subject.