Modern History Scope and Sequence

The Moden World Task Card set includes 33 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 – Industrial Revolution (Textile Mills, Mines)


2 – Victorian England and the British Empire


3 – Canada and the Canadian West


4 – Ireland, Irish Emigration, Potato Famine


5 – Japanese Seclusion Ends


6 – Nationalism, the People’s Charter, Communism and Socialism


7 – Romanticism and Evolution


8 – Boxer Rebellion


9 – Women’s Suffrage


10 – The Balkan Wars


11 – Inventions and the Titanic


12 – World War I


13 – World War I Battles and Warfare


14 – The End of World War I


15 – Irish Independence, The IRA


16 – The Russian Revolution


17 – Chinese Revolution and the People’s Republic


18 – Fascism


19 – Boom and Bust, The Jazz Age, The Great Depression, and the Dust Bowl


20 – Spanish Civil War


21 – Japanese Expansion and Aggression


22 – German Expansion, The Start of World War II


23 – World War II, Europe


24 – World War II, World at War


25 – The United Nations, Germany Divided


26 – The Cold War and The Iron Curtain, The Space Race and the Cuban Missile Crisis


27 – Indian Independence, Muslims and Hindus


28 – The Nation of Israel


29 – Communist China, The Cultural Revolution


30 – The Korean War and the Vietnam War


31 – Civil Rights Movement


32 – The Fall of Communism, The Collapse of the U.S.S.R., The Fall of the Berlin Wall


33 – Digital Revolution, Terrorism, Advances in Science and Medicine


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