Middle School World History
Everybody loves stories. Middle School World History is the exciting adventure of discovering the story of the world. For the Christian, history is even more meaningful and exciting because the Lord of history is the author, director, and star of the story.
The goal of this class is: 1) for students to discover the big picture and overall story of world history; 2) to acquaint students with some of the most exciting events, people, and cultures in world history; 3) to give students a love for history; and, 4) to see that joy and a meaningful life are possible because our lives are a part of God’s great story.
“Since all the world is but a story, it were well for thee to buy the more enduring story rather than the story that is less enduring.” -- Saint Columba
Main texts: The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Volumes 1,2,3,4) by Susan Wise Bauer (students will read selected portions but will need to purchase the entire set)
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2)
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners (Vol. 3)
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR
First Semester Supplemental Reading:
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant (consult with your teacher to see if you will read this
Second Semester Supplemental Reading:
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Going Solo by Roald Dahl (consult with your teacher to see if you will read this book)
Note: There will also be supplemental reading either given by the teacher or found online.