History may or may not repeat itself, but an education in history must. History education begins with stories told well. The story we are ultimately hoping to trace is God’s story: how is God reconciling the world to himself through Jesus Christ? Stories happen in time and place, so we learn dates and geography so that we can better understand one story as it relates to all other stories in the past and their effect in the present. By middle school, students are prepared to read original documents; by graduation, students are prepared to do original research.