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

The Story of History series covers the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students a backdrop against which they can better engage in the Great Conversation. The Story of HIstory series is intended to give students a sense of what it was like to live then and there. School of Logic students get to know the heroes, villains and key events of the period using biographies. selected works of historical fiction and nonfiction narrative histories. 20th Century America explores the United States from World War I to the development of the modern world at the end of the century. Students discuss how Marxism, communism and capitalism shaped nations. Students understand the reasons for the Space Race, the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9-11. Through the development of attentive listening, close reading, thoughtful interaction and other study skills such as reading maps and building timelines, students prepare well for subsequent history courses.

Topics include: Teddy Roosevelt, WWI, WW2, Vietnam War, Korean War, Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Race, 9-11, and world leaders.

Homework Habits: Students typically spend 2 hours a week on reading assignments and a weekly discussion board post.

Suggested Grade Level: 7, or mature 6th grade students who are 11 by September 1 of the current year due to mature themes and complex reading material

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

2024-2025 Story of History: 20th Century Book List