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Modern History Schedule
The Modern History Schedule takes the child on a journey back in history to the time when America was a baby country to the present age. Throughout the year, the child will walk along side the leaders of this baby country; visit the historic places in the United States; and experience the cultures of the Native Americans, the American colonies, Middle East, Europe, India, and China. The schedule integrates the history topics with writing, geography, and art. It also schedules historical novels and projects each week that coincide with the topic being covered. The schedule provides  detailed instructions on how to use it as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this neatly placed in a 1” 3-ring binder. More Info...
Modern Times Schedule  

Modern History Schedule

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Essential History Resources
The Early Modern History Schedule uses a variety of resources to provide a intriguing look at the early explorers and their travels to find gold, a short cut to India, and new land. Bauer's The Story of the World Vol. 2 and 3 provide the backbone for this exciting study.VP History Cards and Guerber's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and Story of the New Republic take us on an exciting journey to the new worlds focusing more on the European countries. The History of US series focuses on the history of the United States. The books listed in this section are necessary for completing the schedule and will be used throughout the year.

Geography Resources
Geography with History: Early Modern Times takes a closer look at the countries involved in sending explorers in search for new worlds. Traveling along side the explorers, students discover the Americas and take a peek into the cultures of the American Indians. As they travel through time they watch as Europeans, greedy for gold, take over this land, and Puritans, running for their lives and looking for religious freedom, establish new colonies. They watch as the new settlers build towns and cities and eventually form their own country out from under the tyranny of the English King George. As the student sails through history they systematically cover each of the 18 standards developed by the Geography Education Standards Project. Geography Songs uses songs to encourage the child to memorize all the countries, capitals, and oceans around the world. Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book provides blackline maps needed to complete the mapping exercises in the Geography with History lessons. Choose between the print version and the CD-ROM version.
Geography with History: Modern Times Geography Songs Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book Uncle Josh's Outline Map CD
World Atlas for Young Explorers Laminated World Map Inflatable World Globe

Writing Resources
This guide includes 36 step-by-step lessons walking you through the concepts taught in the Institutes for Excellence in Writing curriculum, but breaking them down so that you can more easily lead the younger student through the lessons, while the older student can work more independently. This guide seamlessly integrates the history topics covered in the Early Modern History Schedule with IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Provided in each guide is a summary paragraph compiled from the history readings scheduled for the week, with the concepts taught in IEW's writing curriculum in mind. The History Copybooks, which are available in two levels, provide handwriting practice while the child copies ancient writings, Scripture verses, poems, and passages.
Writing with History: Modern Times IEW: Teaching Writing Structure and Style Modern Times Copybook Modern Times Copybook 4-6

Teaching Writing: Structure and Style

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Modern Times Copybook 4-6

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Music Resources
Easy Classical's Music with History coordinates the 18 music lessons with the history topics covered in Easy Classical History Schedules. During this study the student gains a more complete sense of the time period and its people while learning musical concepts. As the year progresses, the student learns how instruments were made and how music enhanced life. They also learn about musical notation, musical forms, and instrument classification. By the end of the year, the student will have covered the standards developed by the National Association for Music Education.

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Below are the literature recommendations for this schedule, which are broken down into categories: Scheduled Read Aloud Books, Early Readers and Free Reading Books for Older Kids. The Read Alouds are scheduled throughout the year for you to read to your child, or for the older child to read on his own. The Early Readers are picture books appropriate for the younger child, or the kinesthetic learner; and the Free Reading Books for Older Kids provide additional reading opportunities for the curious child or voracious reader.
Scheduled Read Aloud Books
Caddie Woodlawn William Wilberforce Soft Rain Boy in the Alamo
Bound for Oregon Harriet Beecher Stowe Abe Lincoln Log Cabin to White House Across Five Aprils
Gettysburg Call of Duty Uncle Tom's Cabin Pecos Bill
Carry a Big Stick Journey to America All of a Kind Family The Yanks are Coming
Susan B. Anthony Victory in the Pacific Miracles on Maple Hill America and Vietnam
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Early Readers
Amazing Impossible Erie Canal If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon Pioneer Sampler If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
If You Lived in the Time of the Civil War If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Free Reading Books for Older Kids
Little House on the Prairie California Gold Rush Who Was Harriet Tubman? The Boys' War
The Spanish-American War Immigrant Kids Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? Who Was Anne Frank?
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. Spying and the Cold War

Supplemental Resources
The following resources provide additional helpful information to explore the topics covered in the schedule more deeply. Some of the resources below provide suggestions for crafts, activities, and projects that will help the kinesthetic learner gain a better grasp of the material. We used the History Pockets Series projects to keep little hands busy during read aloud time.  
Easy File Folder Reports History Pockets: Moving West
Covered Wagon Civil War Discovery Kit World War II Photo Activity Cards

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