If you are trying to help your children understand world events then I encourage you to get a copy of the video The Siege of Western Civilization by Herb Meyer. Mr. Meyer examines why Western Civilization is under attack and who is attacking us. Quoting from his website, here's how Mr. Meyer explains this threat :
We are under attack from Radical Islam - that's the War on Terrorism. We are under attack from those within the US itself who seek to destroy our traditional culture and our moral values - from those who believe the State is more important than the family or the individual. And we ourselves are acting in a way that will leave our children with a bleak economic future.
I couldn't agree more. But understanding the threat and explaining it all to our children is not always easy. Until we watched this video. Mr. Meyer's 42-minute presentation is well documented and easily understood by any who seeks to know the truth of what is going on in our world today. Like a network news anchorman, Mr. Meyer takes us through events in history in a clear and concise way. He helps "connect the dots" from the the past to the present. An understanding of Western Civilization is necessary to comprehend what's at stake in the world today. The Siege of Western Civilization explains it all.
Herb Meyer is a former Reagan Administration senior Intelligence official. He is also the author of several books and dozens of published essays about politics and economics. Mr. Meyer is probably one of only a handful who can speak with authority on this subject. His experience and perspective bring the issues facing our society to an understandable level.
The Siege of Western Civilization is an excellent resource and an excellent supplement to any history curriculum.