Section: History   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events of the period using both biographies and selected works of historical fiction in addition to non-fiction narrative histories (where available). Please see book list link below.

Bible Times and Places

This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with the historical, geographical, and cultural context within which the events of Scripture took place. Bible history will come to life as students explore geographical settings and learn about ancient cultures and customs. Students will see God’s plan unfold as He moves through nations and empires, sends rescue or destruction, preserves His people, and establishes His Church. They will also learn how archaeological evidence supports the historicity of Bible events.

The course is intended to present an overview of this period of history and to prepare students for subsequent Bible and history courses through the development of attentive listening, close reading, thoughtful interaction, and other study skills such as reading maps and building timelines.

Suggested grade levels: 4th-6th

The Making of America

This grammar-school history course begins with America as a collection of British colonies and traces its path to become a powerful new nation. After studying the American Revolution and contrasting it with the French Revolution, the course explores the early development of the United States, Westward Expansion, the War Between the States, growing industrialization during the latter part of the century, and America’s eventual emergence as a leader on the world stage.

The course is intended to present an overview of this period of history and to prepare students for subsequent Bible and history courses through the development of attentive listening, close reading, thoughtful interaction, and other study skills such as reading maps and building timelines.

Suggested grade levels: 4th-6th

The Making of Modern Europe

This grammar-school history course covers the period of European history from 1790 to 1920. It begins with the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period and covers European industrialization, the rise of Nationalism, and ideas such as Liberalism, Darwinism, and Marxism, which gained favor in the 19th century and ultimately culminated in World War I.

The course is intended to present an overview of this period of history and to prepare students for subsequent history courses through the development of attentive listening, close reading, thoughtful interaction, and other study skills such as reading maps and building timelines. (Not offered 2020-2021)

Suggested grade levels: 5th-6th

20th Century History

This is a grammar-school level history course covering the period from the end of World War I to the development of the modern world at the end of the century. It is intended both to present an overview of recent history and to prepare students for subsequent history courses through the development of attentive listening, close reading, and thoughtful interaction.

Suggested grade levels: 6th-7th

Text and Materials: Please see current book list. Students should subscribe to World Magazine, Teen Edition.

Comprehensive 2020-2021 The Story of History Book Lists