Modern History Curriculum

Modern History Curriculum List

Below is a list of the books needed to complete the Modern History Schedule.  Feel free to pick and choose among the resources to fit the needs of your family. Since we are dedicated to keeping your costs down, we have created links to the best priced book sellers. You can purchase the books on Christianbook.com or Amazon.com by clicking the links below. Or you can link to the WorldCat website which provides a list of the local libraries that contain each book. You just enter your zip code and WorldCat will generate a list of libraries containing the book that are close to you.

History Schedule

The Modern History Schedule uses a variety of resources to provide a great overview of Modern History. The books listed in this section are necessary for completing the schedule and will be used throughout the year. Your child will walk along side the early presidents of the United States learning how the decisions they made affected the course of American History. They will uncover the stories of brave men and women who fought in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. They will begin to see how the events of the past affect where the United States is today. We have taken time to carefully interconnect the study of history with geography, art, writing, and read-alouds. More info...

 

History Resources

The Modern History Schedule uses a variety of resources to provide a great overview of Modern History. The books listed in this section are necessary for completing the schedule and will be used throughout the year.

 

 

 

Geography Resources

The Geography resources listed below are scheduled throughout the year. They will be used to help your child "visit" the placed being studied, bringing history to life.

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
Writing with History: Modern Times IEW: Teaching Writing Structure and Style Modern Times Copybook Modern Times Copybook 4-6

Teaching Writing: Structure and Style

at Christianbook.com

Modern Times Copybook 4-6

at Easyclassical.com

 

Literature

Below are the literature recommendations for this schedule, which are broken down into three categories: Early Readers, Read Alouds, and Free Reading Books. The Early Readers are picture books appropriate for the younger child, or the kinesthetic learner. They are not scheduled throughout the year. The Read Aloud and Free Reading books are scheduled throughout the year. The Read Alouds are scheduled for you to read to your child, or for the older child to read on his own. The Free reading books are scheduled for the older child to read on his own.

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

 

Suggested 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

Suggested Free Reading Books
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 resources listed here will provide supplemental information on the topic being covered in each lesson. These resources are not essential to completing the schedule, but rather provide more information and allow you to go deeper in your understanding of the topic. Also listed are some fun hands-on activities that you can complete to bring history to life.

Easy File Folder Reports History Pockets: Moving West

 

 

Covered Wagon Civil War Discovery Kit World War II Photo Activity Cards