Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation Links and Tips

Modern Times, Epistles, and RevelationThe links below correspond to Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation. This study combines all your students, grades 1–12, for a full year of Bible, history, and geography. Be sure to check back here from time to time. We will be adding new and updated resources related to the book as we get them. If you have some resources that you’d like to recommend, let us know!

Complete Year’s Book List

See the complete list of books recommended in this study by grade level or grouped by our suggestions for where to find them.

Alternate or Supplemental Recommended Reading

These books were recommended in an earlier edition of this guide. Some titles may be out of print.

  • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire (grades 1–3)
  • Buffalo Bill by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire (grades 1–3)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (grades 1–3)
  • Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World by Douglas Wood (grades 1–3)
  • Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee Story by Ann E. Burg (grades 1–3)
  • Lily’s Victory Garden by Helen L. Wilbur (grades 1–3)
  • The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II by Louise Borden (grades 1–3)
  • Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II by Marisabina Russo (grades 1–3)
  • George Washington Carver by David Collins (grades 1–6)
  • The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation by Quentin Reynolds (grades 4–6)
  • Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield (grades 4–6)
  • Brother Andrew: God’s Secret Agent by Janet and Geoff Benge (grades 4–6)
  • Ronald Reagan: Destiny at His Side by Janet and Geoff Benge (grades 7–9)
  • World War I: From the Lusitania to Versailles by Zachary Kent (grades 7–9)
  • Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy (grades 7–9)
  • Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington (grades 7–12)
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (grades 7–12)
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (grades 10–12)
  • Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman (grades 10–12)
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (grades 10–12)

Combined Chronological Sequence of Chapters

Sarah S. provided her list that correlates and sequences the chapters of both Stories of America, Volume 2, and Stories of the Nations, Volume 2, into a combined chronological order.

More on Modern Times (c. 1850–present day)

Hands-on Project Ideas

Many hands-on activities are available if you would like to supplement your study of Modern times. Here are some suggestions (in random order) with links to details.

American History

  • Flag History
    Research the various flags used throughout the history of the U. S. and recreate them in smaller versions. You could draw them on paper, cut and paste them from colored construction paper, or sew them from fabric.

    You might also research your state’s flag or the Pledge of Allegiance to find out when it was adopted, whose idea it was, and why. Two websites that might be helpful are and the Flag Picture Gallery.

  • The White House
    Research the history of the White House on the official website and the White House Historical Association. Draw a floor plan of it through the years. An interesting supplemental book for this project would be Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out.
  • National Holidays
    Research the history of each national holiday and decide how your family wants to celebrate it during the year. The website might help get you started.

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15)
    • Presidents Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Memorial Day (Last Sunday in May)
    • Flag Day (June 14)
    • Independence Day (July 4)
    • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
    • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Letter to the President
    Write a letter to the President of the United States. You’ll find the address on the website.
  • State HistoryTake some time to read some books about your state’s history and do some sight seeing.

World History
If you have any recommendations for hands-on activities from Modern world history (1850–2012), please let us know. We would love to add your ideas here!

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