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Modern Times, Epistles, and Revelation

Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation

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Teach all your children together for history, geography, and Bible with these daily lesson plans covering the famous men and events of Modern times, including both American History and World History. This study, the sixth in our six-book series, also covers the geography of North America and the United States. The Bible lessons cover the rest of the Epistles with a separate family study on the book of Revelation. (Grades 1–12)

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Study the Bible, geography, and history together as a family!

The last installment in our popular six-book history series, this study walks your family through Modern times (about 1850–2012), including a study of several epistles and Revelation and the geography of North America and the United States. It details living books, Book of Centuries entries, narration ideas, Scripture passages, geography ideas, additional assignments for older students, and optional hands-on activities to help you save time and foster learning for all your students, grades 1–12.

  • Saves Time—Combines all students, grades 1–12, in a family study.
  • Charlotte Mason in Its Approach—Incorporates Bible study, living books, narration, Book of Centuries, and geography.
  • Flexible— Includes American History (from the Oregon Trail to present day) two days per week, using Stories of America, Volume 2, and World History two days per week, using Stories of the Nations, Volume 2. Non-U. S. users can easily substitute their own country’s history during the two American History days.
  • Comprehensive—Provides additional assignments for older students, including Book of Centuries entries, written narration ideas, and extra independent reading.
  • Fun—Provides for optional hands-on activities that you can do all together or with only some of your students.
  • Recommended—Listed as a suggested resource in the SCM Curriculum Guide. Gives detailed lesson plans for the Modern Times study and shows how all the books fit together for all the grades.
  • Complete—Details lesson plans for a full year of history, Bible, and geography studies.
  • Helpful—Includes handy tips and reminders of upcoming resources so you have time to collect them.

See the complete year’s book list, along with suggestions of where to find the books, in the convenient Book List tab above.

Our History, Geography, and Bible Series

With our six-book series, you will cover the entire Bible, learn history from ancient to modern, and study all the main regions of the world!

Genesis—Deuteronomy
& Ancient Egypt

Creation—332 B.C.

Joshua—Malachi
& Ancient Greece

1856 B.C.—146 B.C.

Matthew—Acts
& Ancient Rome

753 B.C.—A.D. 476

Middle Ages, Renaissance,
Reformation & Epistles

394—1550

Early Modern
& Epistles

1550—1850

Modern Times
& Epistles, Revelation

1850—2012

Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2012–2013 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2015

Keep It Simple

Combine these History Studies with our Individual Studies and family-combined Enrichment Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum!

Book List for History, Geography, Bible

Read the books listed under Family to all the students together. Add the grade-level books as individual reads for any children you have in those grades. For example, if you have students in grades 9 and 11, you will want to get the books under Family, Grades 7–9, and Grades 10–12.

(AH) = American History book, so if you are in a different country you can easily identify and substitute books as desired.

Family

  • Bible
  • (AH) Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador by Russ Busby OR Billy Graham: Just Get Up Out of Your Seat by Catherine Mackenzie
  • (AH) The Brooklyn Bridge by Elizabeth Mann
  • Come, Lord Jesus: A Revelation Bible Study by Sonya Shafer
  • (AH) Empire State Building by Elizabeth Mann
  • Gandhi: The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation by Philip Wilkinson
  • George Mueller by Faith Coxe Bailey
  • GOAL Bible Study Journal by Sonya Shafer
  • (AH) Hoover Dam by Elizabeth Mann
  • Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom by Ann Kramer
  • (AH) Our Country’s Presidents by Ann Bausum (reference book)
  • (AH) Stories of America, Volume 2, by Charles Morris, et al.
  • Stories of the Nations, Volume 2, by Lorene Lambert
  • (AH) The Story of Thomas A. Edison by Frances M. Perry
  • The Tree in the Trail and Minn of the Mississippi and Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling OR WorldTrek by Russell and Carla Fisher

Plus . . .
Grades 1–3

  • (AH) Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire
  • Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II by Marisabina Russo
  • (AH) A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America by Kathleen Krull
  • (AH) Buffalo Bill by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire
  • (AH) Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World by Douglas Wood
  • (AH) I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson
  • The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden
  • (AH) Lily’s Victory Garden by Helen L. Wilbur
  • The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II by Louise Borden
  • (AH) Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  • Only a Dog: A Story of the Great War by Bertha Whitridge Smith
  • (AH) Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee Story by Ann E. Burg
  • (AH) Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • (AH) The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter

Grades 4–6

  • (AH) Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
  • (AH) Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell by Tom L. Matthew
  • Brother Andrew: God’s Secret Agent by Janet and Geoff Benge
  • (AH) I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson
  • Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine by John Hudson Tiner
  • The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
  • (AH) Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
  • Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield
  • (AH) The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation by Quentin Reynolds

Grades 7–9

  • Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy
  • (AH) Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • (AH) Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
  • (AH) Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine by John Hudson Tiner
  • Rescue and Redeem: Volume 5, Chronicles of the Modern Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
  • (AH) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • (AH) Ronald Reagan: Destiny at His Side by Janet and Geoff Benge
  • Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy
  • (AH) Victory in the Pacific by Albert Marrin
  • World War I: From the Lusitania to Versailles by Zachary Kent
  • (AH) The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman
  • (AH) The Yanks Are Coming by Albert Marrin

Grades 10–12

  • (AH) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom by William Bennett
  • (AH) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 3: From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam by William Bennett
  • (AH) American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American History edited by Ray Notgrass
  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • (AH) Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • (AH) Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
  • Hitler by Albert Marrin
  • How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer OR 7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese
  • (AH) Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • (AH) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Rescue and Redeem: Volume 5, Chronicles of the Modern Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
  • Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel by Albert Marrin
  • (AH) Victory in the Pacific by Albert Marrin
  • The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
  • (AH) The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman
  • (AH) The Yanks Are Coming by Albert Marrin

Note: We recommend that grades 10–12 students add an American Government course either during this Modern Times study or spread over two years, during Early Modern and Modern Times studies. One possibility might be Exploring Government from Notgrass Publishing, taken at a slower pace.

Optional

  • (AH) George Washington Carver by David Collins (grades 1–3)
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (grades 10–12)
  • (AH) The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (grades 7–12)
  • (AH) Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (grades 7–12)

Where to Find the Books

Simply Charlotte Mason

Public Domain

(You should be able to download these books as electronic files or read them online for free. The links will take you to a public domain source.)

Your Local Library

(These are the titles that a library is most likely to have. The links will take you to the CM Bookfinder, where you can find out if a library near you has a copy. If your library does not have access to a book listed here, add it to your Book Store list.)

Your Favorite Book Store

(The links will take you to Amazon.com or other book sources.)

Additional Information

Dimensions11 x 8.5 x 0.44 in
Media Type

Printed Book, E-book (pdf)

Author

Sonya Shafer

Suggested grades

1–12

Pages

146

Check out these ideas that correspond to Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation. Use them to supplement your study of 1850 through the present day.

3 reviews for Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation

  1. :

    Are the printed handbooks bound so that they lay flat when opened? It does not look like they are spiral bound from the picture. Thanks!

    • :

      The handbooks are not spiral-bound, so they don’t lay flat when opened.

  2. :

    Is it really important to follow the plan to do the epistles Bible study first? or would it be ok to do Revelation first? We are studying Revelation in church, so i’d like to do it first if possible. or is it intermingled…

    • :

      The Revelation study is a stand-alone study and can be used any time.

      • :

        I know- i just wonder if it would mess with the flow of the program to do the Bible studies in reverse..

        • :

          The main reason for the order in which the epistles are studied is chronological; they are studied in the order in which they were written, for the most part. I’m a big believer in uniting church and home study when you have the opportunity, so my leaning would be to do a little rearranging. 🙂

  3. :

    Is the Visits to North America supposed to be used with this handbook? It looks like other resources are recommended for Geography. Is that because this handbook was written before the Visits To series came out?

    • :

      The Modern Times lesson plans use a different geography study because the Visits to… hadn’t been created when we published the book. You can feel free to substitute Visits to North America by doing one lesson from Visits each week of the Modern Times study, instead of the scheduled geography resources.

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