Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation history lesson plans
Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)


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Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)


A complete school year of Charlotte Mason history lessons plans covering the famous people and events of Modern Times, including both American History and World History. Alongside history lessons, learn about the geography of Asia and enjoy a Bible study of several Epistles and the book of Revelation.

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

The sixth in our award-winning Charlotte Mason history curriculum, these lesson plans guide your family through people and events from Modern Times (about 1850–2012), covering both American History and World History. The geography of Asia is incorporated, and Family Bible lessons focus on truths from New Testament epistles (1 & 2 Peter; 1, 2, & 3 John; Jude) as well as the book of Revelation. Additional assignments are provided for older students to dig deeper into those same Bible passages.

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The Charlotte Mason-style lesson plans

  • Engage your students’ hearts and minds through wonderful living books.
  • Help your students listen attentively and recall what was read by narrating.
  • Let you teach the whole family together by sharing some books as family read-alouds, then challenging older students with additional reading and writing assignments from other books on the same topic.
  • Connect geography to the people who lived there—both past and present.
  • Help all your students, grades 1–12, feel at home in Scripture and challenged to keep growing spiritually through short, practical Bible lessons for the whole family and additional corresponding Bible studies for the older students.
  • Keep things simple by providing helpful reminders of upcoming resources, teaching tips, and Book of Centuries entries.

Book List

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High School Credit

For the completion of grades 7–9 or 10–12 assignments in this Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation study, we suggest that students should be awarded 1/2 credit for World History/Geography, 1/2 credit for American History/Geography, and 1⁄3 credit for Bible. (The other half of the American History credit can be found in the Early Modern study.)

Sample Schedule

The lesson plans in Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this, with older students also spending time on additional assignments:

American History
(20–30 min.)
American History
(20–30 min.)
(10–15 min.)
(15–20 min.)
World History
(20–30 min.)
World History
(20–30 min.)

2nd Edition

This 2nd edition of Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation, published in 2017, has been updated to schedule The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Modern Times portfolio and the Visits to Asia geography notebook. Out-of-print or hard-to-find books have been replaced, and high school credit suggestions have been added. Bible lessons for the whole family are now included in the guide itself, with additional assignments scheduled for older students to dig deeper into the same Bible passages with the Bible study book, Strong in the Word.

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!

& Ancient Egypt
Creation—332 B.C.
& Ancient Greece
1856 B.C.—146 B.C.
& Ancient Rome
753 B.C.—A.D. 476
Middle Ages, Renaissance,
Reformation & Epistles
Early Modern
& Epistles
Modern Times
& Epistles, Revelation

Keep It Simple

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

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.

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


Plus . . .
Grades 1–3

Grades 4–6

Grades 7–9

Grades 10–12

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.

We also recommend that grades 9–12 students read about and discuss current events. Selected articles from World magazine or website work well.

Bonus Titles

Here are more great titles that you can use for substitutions or leisure reading or to create your own heritage history stream as desired. We will add to this list as we discover and review more new-to-us books.

Grades 1–3

Grades 1–4

Grades 1–6

Grades 1–12

Grades 3–6

Grades 4–6

Grades 4–8

Grades 4–9

Grades 4–12

Grades 5–8

Grades 5–9

Grades 6–9

Grades 7–9

Grades 6–12

Grades 7–12

Grades 9–12

Grades 10–12

Additional Information

Weight.75 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × 0.7 in


E-book, Spiral


Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7




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

4 reviews for Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)

  1. Beth

    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!

    • Jordan Smith

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

  2. Rebecca K

    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…

    • Sonya Shafer

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

      • Rebecca K

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

        • Sonya Shafer

          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. Jenn

    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?

    • Jordan Smith

      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.

  4. Rebekah Howell

    Under the book list for this, the Bible materials used to be listed but now with the undated versions I don’t see them on the book list. I still need to order them separately, correct? Would that include the GOAL journal as well as the Epistles and Revelation book?

    • Jordan Smith

      The new 2nd edition includes the Family Bible lessons right in the lesson plans, so there’s no additional book needed for the younger grades. Students in grades 7–12 are assigned the new book Strong in the Word for more in-depth Bible study. Strong in the Word incorporates most of the material from the Revelation study used in the 1st edition.

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