Utah's Inspired History is both an upcoming book and Deseret Family Academy's signature elective class.
The histories of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and California all have a connection to the history of Deseret. Even parts of Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico share in this heritage.
This history will admittedly and unashamedly cover Utah's history like no history on the area ever has, and put you into the context of the time being covered - not the culture of our day and time. This perspective will honor the view of the original settlers that they were led by revelation and inspiration of God. Putting us in this mindset as we cover the history also recognizes the fact that many events in it's history were a part of what John Taylor said was, "The results of a deep-laid and carefully planned conspiracy" (Deseret News 13 April 1886)
Featuring contributions by Dr. Scott Bradley, Ph.D., and historian Ben McClintock, plus original documents obtained from University of Utah special collections, BYU special collections, the Church History library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the official history library of the State of Utah.
Hardback. Nearly 250 pages with student and teacher resources, including student activities and assignments, and a glossary.
Class to be announced in the future.
Online classes are interactive using Zoom. (You do NOT need to purchase a Zoom account to attend class)