was “boring.” That’s absolutely crazy. It’s the
greatest, most exciting account of history
ever told! Why do we deliver boring history curricula to our kids, especially related
to the Bible, when most of us approach life
through exploration, discovery, and adventure?
I realized then and there that the Bible
should be taught as a fun adventure. We
need to go to where the action is, and deliver the Bible in its historical, geographical,
and cultural context. Bible history, like all
history, is about real people, real places, and
real events. It’s exciting stuff that should be
taught that way!
I guess you could say that “adventure
learning” became our pedagogical approach to history education. Unlike some of
the more stifling teaching methods that rely
on textbooks, we deliver history through
fun, fact-filled, culturally engaging videos.
Dave: Well, the ultimate vision was
launched in November 2017. It’s called
Drive Thru History ADVENTURES. I’ve really wanted to do this for a long time – bring
homeschool families the best of Drive Thru
History, combined with an online world of
curriculum, resources, and extras.
We have three online courses: Bible History, American History, and Ancient His-tory. In each weekly lesson—or what I call
an “Adventure”—we watch a video, do
some readings, and answer some questions.
We learn history together, while going on
some great field trips around the world. I
also work in some geography, archaeology,
classic art, and Christian worldview.
In addition to the curriculum, we created “Adventures TV.” This is the online
world that allows us to bring families more
shows, road trips, mini-docs, specials, and
bloopers. I’ve created a studio so I can meet
with members every week. And, I’m even
building a garage for my Jeep, which will
be a place to hang out with friends, and do
a show about the latest discoveries in the
worlds of history and archaeology.
Drive Thru History ADVENTURES is
designed to build a fun, like-minded com-
munity around learning history in its geo-
graphical, cultural, and Biblical worldview
context. I couldn’t imagine a better mission
for the next two decades of my life!
Dave Stotts has spent the last two decades in
professional media production. His career in
documentary films has taken him to nearly
30 countries to shoot and edit programs on
a wide variety of topics. Dave is the host of
Drive Thru History, a fun, fast-paced, con-tent-rich history show that speeds through
ancient civilizations, the Holy Land, and the
founding of America, allowing students to
experience the people, places, and events that
shaped our world and the Christian faith.
Why do we deliver boring history curricula to our kids, especially related to the Bible,
when most of us approach life through exploration, discovery, and adventure?