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