Homeschoolers generally have a great respect for the subject of history.
We’re blessed with lots of good choices for history curriculum. UNLESS, you want to teach your teen about Modern World History. Goodness me, it is hard to find a high-school level modern world history text for homeschoolers from a Christian world view!
This year, I wanted my 10th grader to have a year to explore the US and the world from 1870 till the present. Since we couldn’t find a text to cover all that, we are doing a compilation of texts:
2) Selected readings from Exploring America- Ray Notgrass
but for an in-depth look at the World, the best we could find was:
Susan Wise Bauer wrote the text for late-elementary level readers, but the stories are delightful and give a flavor of what was happening around the world in the time period we are aiming for. The story-based approach gives solid glimpses into numerous cultures and major events. The author is careful to cover the major empires and events on each continent.
The writing style is not-preachy but respectful of the faith. Although it is written for young readers, it is not insulting for my high schooler to read.
Of course, to bring the material up to a high school level, we are supplementing with:
1) internet research
2) a couple of papers
3) several in-depth projects
4) various workbooks
I long for a comprehensive Christian-view Amero-World Modern History for homeschoolers, but until then, The Story of the World Volume 4 is doing the job just fine.
This is not a sponsored post. We simply enjoy telling about curriculum we like.
7 Sisters will be releasing our etext World History and Philosophy in the summer of 2012, Lord willing.
7 Sisters Literature Study guides can go well with a Modern World History course. These guides describe life in that time period.
Each guide is simple to use, has background material, and comprehension questions AND fits the budget only $3.99 each! Download one today!
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