Monday, July 10, 2017

Middle School: Modern American and World History

"We have Modern American and World History here...The book selections are terrific! The teacher's guide has great thought provoking questions. Great for conversations about the readings." -Carmen S.

"Beautiful Feet Books inspired us to learn together, dream big, and discover a more modern, global view of history."

"The Modern American & World History is geared towards 5-8th grade students. This makes it the perfect study for middle school history using literature! This 83 pages, full color guide makes it simple and easy for you to open, read, and go!" Heidi from Starts at Eight
So many people ask us what to do after completely our Early American History studies for Primary and Intermediate grades and this is the answer! As we are deeply committed to the idea that students do best when taught what is familiar first, we strongly encourage beginning your history studies with Early American history. You can read more about that here, and listen to Rea explain it even more in a Episode 15 of the Wild + Free podcast. As this is foundational to our approach to teaching history, it makes sense that following our Early American History for Intermediate Grades study, we would offer a Modern American and World History study. The Modern American & World History study covers the American Civil War up to modern day for 5-8th grade students. It is the perfect follow-up to those who have already completed our Early American intermediate course. This new study uses the second-half of A Child's First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers as well as a host of new and classic literature. Characters studied over this year-long course include the Wright brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Sergeant York, Jackie Robinson and many others. Your student will come to appreciate and understand the most tempestuous period in history through award-winning literature. This full-color study guide includes notes on each book, recommended supplemental literature, resources, activities, comprehension questions, vocabulary, and web links. This guide will take you and your intermediate grade student from the year 1860 to modern day while covering the Civil War, Reconstruction, the turn of the century, WWI, WWII, Civil Rights, Korean War, Vietnam War, and contemporary America. Organized into easily followed lessons, students (and parents!) will learn the modern history of our nation along with corresponding Christian principles, poetry, geography, character studies, and much more!

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample pages from this study:

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Not the Former Things

It is our passion to make teaching history easy and accessible to everyone. Great literature is the best way and our guides make it approachable. And everything is available in a discounted pack that ships for free!

We hope you find this helpful. Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions. We can be reached at 800.889.1978,, on Facebook, and Instagram.

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