Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American and World Modern History for Intermediate Grades!!! Sneak Peek!

It's almost here! At BFB our office is humming with activity as Rea, Jon, and Josh work round the clock to finish our BRAND-NEW study guide: American and World Modern History for Intermediate Grades. This long-awaited guide follows up our Early American History for Intermediate Grades and spans the time period from the beginning of the Civil War, right up through the 1990s! We're currently putting the final touches on it and the electronic version will be available for download this coming Friday. Hardcopies will be ready to ship in a couple of weeks. 
To whet your appetites for this exciting new study, here's some sample pages and excerpts. This guide covers one of the most exciting periods of history, a time of extreme change, scientific advances, unprecedented social change, and exciting innovation. It was also the bloodiest period in the history of the world. This study will guide students deep into the intricacies of history, allow them to get to know the heroes and heroines who changed the world, along with the villains who gave the world a glimpse of pure evil. 

The booklist for this guide is amazing! Featuring stories of non-stop action, heart-wrenching heroism, devastating loss and incredible bravery, this study appeals to all of us who love a good story. Showing that history is story, you can forget about dry textbooks and lifeless facts. Throughout the study guide you'll find author spotlights to help fill in the background for some of the 19th and 20th centuries' best writers. There are also call-out boxes to draw attention to some of the most fascinating historical figures studied in this course, people like Gladys Aylward, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, The Wright Brothers, Alvin C. York, Eric Liddell, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Jackie Robinson, and others.

From the southern United States to the shores of Normandy. From the banks of Kitty Hawk to the villages of Korea. From President Lincoln to President Reagan. This guide bounds through time and place, leaping continents and cultures while following the progression of history.

And for you literature lovers out there, here's the book list. As we wrap up a few details, a title or two may change so keep that in mind.

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 
Theodore Roosevelt by Genevieve Foster
Sergeant York by John Perry
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward and Christine Hunter
Rascal by Sterling North
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin
War Boy: A Country Childhood by Michael Foreman 
Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam by Huynh Quang Nhuong

Check out the pack here!

Are you as excited as I am? This Friday, we'll be posting the link to the study guide!

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  1. This looks GREAT! I love the addition of the color, and the informative articles with photos. The lessons are clear and easy to follow.

  2. Wow guys! I want to read all of the new books, they look fabulous and totally interesting and full of great info. Great re-write job y'all! Hugs,

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