Monday, January 31

Travel the World with Drive Thru History's Ends of the Earth!

Teen boys aren't the easiest ones to get into Bible study or Biblical history, but Drive Thru History videos get the job done!  Dave's patented blend of goofy one-liners, physical humor, and his love of a multitude of cars has gotten my boys into all sorts of history over the past eight to ten years.  He doesn't just teach the well-known facts, either, he goes more into depth and really brings history to life for the students...

Drive Thru History definitely gets chalked up as one of those "things I didn't know we needed" until we stumbled upon part of a set at Goodwill oh-so-many years ago when the kids were in elementary school.  They've grown up with Dave as a supplementary teacher, and they're the better for it!  

In "Ends of the Earth," the videos are more mature, which is perfect for their teenage-status.  Dave is a little bit less goofy than usual (not to fear, it's still there), and the history lessons incorporate world history, geography, and world religions in an accessible format that is perfect for high school students and young adults.

Filming Process

While the series says it's a 20-parter, there are actually only 19 parts on the DVD.  That's because the crew was planning to head to Zambia for filming when Dave tested positive for 'rona.  Eventually the entire crew got it, too...yay!  Because of this, there is a 20th "bonus" episode that comes with your purchase, but is streamed online.  As much as we loved the video series, we adored this episode even more because it was a 'behind the scenes,' if you will, all the stories, jokes, and inside information about filming, the travel process, working abroad during the time of covid, and Dave's personal experiences and favorite memories.


The series centers around how Christianity made its mark around the world, but also touches on other major world religions and their tenets, too.  If you've been feeling trapped at home with the pandemic, these videos will boost you right into VIP Armchair Traveler status!  The film crew visited a multitude of sites from all over the world - all seven continents - as they delved back into time and connected the past with the present. In addition to the boys, my husband and I, who both love to travel but haven’t made it very far overseas, both appreciated and enjoyed the virtual field trips and the beautiful cinematography of the footage….it really makes it feel as though you’re walking through these landscapes.


  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • Central Asia
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Philippines / Indonesia
  • UK / Ireland
  • North Africa
  • Central Africa
  • China
  • The Islands
  • Russia / Eastern Europe
  • Brazil
  • Oceania
  • Northeast Asia
  • North America
  • Northern Europe
  • Central / South America
  • Southern Europe
  • Mediterranean
For an engaging religious studies class, this is the perfect series for middle and high school. It's informative and entertaining, and the narrator is just goofy enough to keep you wondering what will happen next! The cinematography is well-done, and the history is presented at an age-appropriate level for children to understand and adults to want to learn by their side.

Other Series from Drive Thru History

While we've stepped away from the Schoolhouse Review Crew this year due to time commitments, in the past we were blessed to review several videos from the Drive Thru History line, and we've enjoyed them all!  Check out:
You can also access many of the DTH video sets with your family membership to Schoolhouse Teachers!  This one-stop-site covers every subject for every grade, and all of your students are covered with one membership.  Peek inside, and see what's included (so SO much) here!

Looking for more world travel?

Travel the World from Your Kitchen Table!

Each country in Cooking Around the World includes recipes, books, printable activities, crafts, and more for a complete unit study.  Cook three to four dishes, and follow the Homeschool Connections unit page for each country.  (41 pages of lesson plans)

  • Italy
  • India
  • France
  • America
  • Germany
  • England
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Egypt
  • China
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ireland

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