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The World's Story 3: The Modern Age

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Students will study the Age of Explorers through the modern day and learn all about the wars, revolutions, and culture changes that defined these times.

This thrilling history book teaches students about the growth of our world, from the first explorers to today’s modernized world. Set sail with Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and others as you follow this story-based approach on your journey to modern times, visiting the sites of major wars and revolutions and tracing the rise and fall of various nations.

Volume 3 in this series for junior high students includes:

  • A conversational narrative that brings the modern age to life
  • Gorgeous photographs, artwork, and maps that help students visualize people, places, and events
  • Educational features that dig deeper into combating post-modern thinking with biblical authority

In exploring this course, students will see how God used people to expand and advance our world. They will learn about the discovery of new lands, the development of new technology, and the constant cultural struggle among people of all ethnicities. They’ll also study how modernization has radically changed politics, economies, cultures, societies, and worldviews all around the globe!


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Age of Exploration
  • 2. Colonization and Empires
  • 3. England During the Era of Exploration
  • 4. East Meets West
  • 5. The Enlightenment — An Overview
  • 6. The Enlightenment — A Closer Look
  • 7. 18th- and 19th-Century Russia
  • 8. England vs France
  • 9. French Revolution
  • 10. Napoleon
  • 11. Spanish Empire Collapsing
  • 12. 19th Century Empire Building
  • 13. Japan/Perry
  • 14. Victorian Era and Darwin
  • 15. Europe in the Late 1800s
  • 16. Entering the 20th Century
  • 17. The Assassination that Started a War
  • 18. The War to End All Wars
  • 19. Treaties of WW1 and the Aftermath
  • 20. Shaky Times in the World
  • 21. The World at War Again, Part 1
  • 22. World War II, Part 2
  • 23. The Cold War — Effect on Europe & Asia
  • 24. China
  • 25. Independence from Colonialism
  • 26. The Middle East & the Battle for Israel
  • 27. One Century Ends & A New One Begins
  • 28. Huge World Culture Changes
  • Bibliography
  • Index