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 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.
Suggested grade levels: 5th-6th
Text and Materials: Please see current book list. Students should subscribe to World Magazine, Teen Edition.