Story of the World vol.4 (5/6)

Dates: Sept.16,23,30; Oct.7,14,21,28; Nov.4,18; Dec.2,9,16

Time: 9:30-10:40am

This volume travels through time beginning with Queen Victoria’s England to the end of the Soviet Union (USSR.) Each class will focus on a few topics with lecture, pictures, and some fun stories. Each student will work on a lapbook throughout the session to be completed by the end as well as some fun crafts and class presentations along with way.


Text: Story of the World vol.4 by Susan Wise Bauer

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Regarding Videos: Please keep in mind that although I usually preview all videos, there may be some that you need to view yourself to make sure you approve of the material.  Especially the longer videos, I don’t always have time to watch every minute prior to posting.  All videos are intended to engage the child in the subject being taught.  If it doesn’t work for your child, feel free to not let them watch.

Weekly Timeline below is subject to change depending upon the ebb and flow of an in-person class. Class discussions, presentations, completing class work all play a factor in determining how fast (or slow) we move through the chapters.

FALL Ch.1-21

  • Week 1: Ch.1&2; Britain’s Empire & Sepoy Mutiny, Japan & Crimean War
  • Week 2: Ch.3&4; The Middle East & Livingston in Africa, Italy & Taiping Rebellion
  • Week 3: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 4: Ch.5&6; United States Civil War, Freedom in Paraguay & Canada
  • Week 5: Ch.7&8; Germany, Japan’s Meiji Restoration
  • Week 6: Ch.9&10; Dutch East Indies, Suez Canal & War of the Pacific
  • Week 7: Ch.11&12; Africa vs. Europe, Ireland & Boers vs. British
  • Week 8: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 9: Ch.13&14; Brazil’s Republic, Russian Czar and Ethiopia & Italy
  • Week 10: Ch.15&16; Korea’s War & Spanish-American War, Expanding USA
  • Week 11: Ch.17&18; China’s Boxer Rebellion, Persia & Balkan’s
  • Week 12: Ch.19-21; China & Vietnam, Mexican Revolution & WW1, Russian Revolution
  • Week 13: PROJECT DAY!

SPRING Ch.22-42

  • Week 1: Ch.22&23; Easter Uprising & India, Peace of Versailles & Joseph Stalin
  • Week 2: Ch.24&25; King in Egypt & Fascism in Italy, China & Long March
  • Week 3: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 4: Ch.26&27; Great Depression & Hitler, Rebuilding Germany
  • Week 5: Ch.28&29; WW2 & Holocaust, Atomic Bomb
  • Week 6: Ch.30&31; India & Palestine
  • Week 7: Ch.32&33; China after WW2, Communism & Korean War
  • Week 8: PROJECT DAY!
  • Week 9: Ch.34&35; Dictators in South America & Belgian Congo, Cold War & Space Race
  • Week 10: Ch.36&37; John F. Kennedy & Civil Rights in USA, Vietnam War
  • Week 11: Ch.38&39; Soviet Invasions, India, Iraq & Iran
  • Week 12: Ch.40-42; Chernobyl & Nuclear Power, Communism, Persian Gulf War
  • Week 13: PROJECT DAY!