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.
This grammar-school level history course covers the period from the end of World War I to the development of the modern world at the end of the century. Students will discuss how Marxism, Communism, and Capitalism shaped nations as well as understand the reasons for the Space Race, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and 9-11. The course 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.