Modern History I

Grades 7th – 8th

The advent of movies, Babe Ruth’s home runs, the first whole world war, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the War on Terror are a few of the topics students will be immersed in as they study Modern History I. They will learn to think with a Christian worldview as they interact with timeless works and study this remarkable time in history. Students will write a biographical paper on a person of prominence during the Modern Era. There will also be at least one movie night where we will watch and discuss a movie relevant to our studies.

Required Texts

  • A History of US Book 8: The Age of Extremes, 1880-1917 by Joy Hakim
  • A History of US Book 9: War, Peace and All that Jazz, 1918-1945 by Joy Hakim
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Sterling Biographies: Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope by Alice Fleming
    ***Other titles be added during the summer***

Melissa Cassey

History Teacher