Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation Links and Tips

Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation history lesson plans

The 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 and with recommendations for where to find each book.

One-Volume edition of America: The Last Best Hope

Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation uses America: The Last Best Hope for high school students. We schedule the Three-Volume edition. A One-Volume edition, copyright 2019, is also available. The One-Volume edition

  • Omits Volume 1, chapters 1 and 2
  • Contains Volume 1, chapters 3 and following, and Volume 2, all chapters
  • Contains a greatly condensed version of Volume 3, paring the original 275 pages down to only 54 pages, as the Epilogue

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)

Dover Coloring Books

The pictures in these coloring books are quite detailed with a brief explanation on each one. Older students might want to use colored pencils or even watercolor paints. There are so many available for the Modern time period that we cannot list them all here. Be sure to check Dover Publication’s website for a complete listing.

Ken Burns Films

Ken Burns has created many films that bring United States history to life. Some are stand-alone segments; others are multi-part series. All do a fantastic job of capturing aspects of American history as they happened. (As always, preview any videos before showing them to your children.) Here is a partial listing of Ken Burns’ films.

  • Baseball
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Civil War
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The War
  • The West


You will find a vast archive of speeches from American history at American Rhetoric, some in text only, some in audio for you to hear. also has a collection of famous speeches.

Thomas Edison Papers

The Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University is a gold mine of information about the inventor and his inventions.

Bartholdi’s Statue of Libery Account

Read Bartholdi’s first-hand account of his idea for and experiences while building the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.

Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine

With the NOVA: Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine video, you can watch as engineers try to reconstruct the Wright Brothers’ flying machine and learn first-hand the challenges and dangers that came with this great invention.

I Have a Dream Speech Recording

You can find an audio recording and the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at American Rhetoric.

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 at 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 History

Take some time to read some books about your state’s history and do some sight seeing.