Welcome to Discerning History

We produce articles, videos, and curriculum for high school students through adults. Join us to delve into history! Learn not only the facts but the stories as well: why the events happened and what impact it has on us today. You will be challenged to think about history from a biblical perspective, and put current events in a historical perspective.

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How Airplanes Would Make War Impossible

How Airplanes Would Make War Impossible

Dogfighting in WW1 “When my brother and I built and flew the first man-carrying flying machine, we thought that we were introducing into the world an invention which would make further wars practically impossible. That we were not alone in this thought is evidenced by the fact that the French ... Read More
A WWI Gas Attack

A WWI Gas Attack

One of the greatest horrors of the Great War was the poison gas. One British soldier, defending Hill 60 in the First Battle of Ypres, wrote this of one of the first German gas attacks: Suddenly over the top of our front line we saw what looked like clouds of thin grey smoke, rolling slowly along wi ... Read More
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration With the Civil War quickly winding down to a close in April, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln began to look ahead towards reconstructing the south and bringing the country back together. On April 11, he gave a speech from the balcony of the White House in c ... Read More
Appomattox 150th

Appomattox 150th

Today is the 150 anniversary of the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. This was the beginning of the end of the Civil War. Check out our posts on the Appomattox ... Read More