The Modern World
1600 TO THE 21ST CENTURY
Even though most of the History of the United States timeline packet focuses on events from 1600 to the present, some of you asked for a modern world timeline. NOW IT'S HERE!
This is the most extensive of all the packets, it references more than 800 topics (check out the index), but it can still be used with children of all ages. Like our other materials, this packet may be used as the basis of your history curriculum or combined with other materials. As always, students will love learning and reciting the multi-sensory History in Action.
The world as it was in the 1600s does not seem modern to us today, but the things that happened then set the
stage for great changes that would produce our modern world. The world as we know it would not exist without the agricultural revolution of the 1700s, the industrial revolution and the medical advances of the 1800's, the struggles to achieve national independence and individual liberty from the 18th to the 21st century, as well as numerous wars, some of them worldwide.
As you study the history of the world for the past 400 years, you will want to become familiar with the places where events occurred and the nations that have come into existence. Americans sometimes take for granted the freedom that was provided for us under the Constitution more than two hundred years ago. You will learn that there is no other country that has had more liberty than we have enjoyed. You will find out about people who have yearned to have similar peace and prosperity but were not able to do so because of rulers and tyrants who wanted to expand their own power and maintain personal control.
You will meet many individuals who have made a difference. Some of them were honorable, others caused much misery and destruction. The more you learn about geography, forms of government, and people who have shaped the events of history, the better you will understand our world.
YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
Oliver Cromwell Peter the Great Louis XIV Frederick II James Cook
WWI and WWII
and much more
Your Packet Includes:
- An overview of history for each of the 36 featured events (Text includes research topics for older students.)
- One set of 36 illustrations (approximately 2"x3") in full color.
- Two sets of black and white illustrations ready to color.
- A study guide for teaching principles and values that related to each of the 36 events.
- History in Action activity which chronologically summarizes the featured events
- A detailed index of the summaries to help you find textual references for about 800 topics.
- Instructions for making various types of time lines and ideas for additional ways to use time line figures.
- A page of dates to use in making your time line.
- Suggestions for games, projects and learning activities
Cost per Packet: $22.