Early Modern World Scope and Sequence

The Early Modern World Task Card set includes 34 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning. Topics included on the cards follow. 

1 – Search for the Northwest Passage, Early North American Settlements

2- Elizabethan England


3 – Elizabethan England


4- The English Commonwealth, The English Civil War, The Plague in England


5 – The Thirty Years’ War


6 – Dutch Independence


7 – A United Japan, Zen Buddhism


8 – Rise of the Manchu, Ch’ing Dynasty, The Opium War


9 – Moghul Emperors of India, Hinduism, and Islam


10 – American Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony


11 – Dutch Merchants


12 – King Philip’s War


13 – The Slave Trade, Southern Plantations, Slave Ships


14 – The Sun King of France, The Palace at Versailles


15 – Russia and the Rise of Prussia


16 – French and Indian War, The Seven Years’ War


17 – South Seas Exploration


18 – Scientific Revolution


19 – Scientific Farming


20 – Enlightenment


21 – American Revolution


22 – The American Nation, The U. S. Constitution


23 – French Revolution and the Reign of Terror


24 – Napoleonic Wars


25 -Industrial Revolution


26 – New Nations in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and Greece


27 – Revolutions in South America


28 – African Colonization, Zulu and Boer Wars


29 – British in India, The Raj


30 – Crimean War


31 – Western Expansion in the US, Lewis and Clark, Manifest Destiny, Trail of Tears


32 – Abolition


33 – American Civil War


34 – Wrap Up and Review

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