Step 3 - History 16 - Into the 20th Century

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Step 3 - History 16 - Into the 20th Century

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Explores recent history!
  • Hands-on activities make history relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

I've been homeschooling since the very beginning and my kids (13, 10, 7, and 2) have never seen the inside of a school. But they have seen every type of curriculum under the sun as I would frantically flit from one thing to the other in search of that elusive "something" we could all be equally passionate about. I have used STEPS for various courses over the years but the last 2 days we were able to have our very first All-Steps School Days (minus the math, of course).

What I know for sure in this short time is: this is something special. The kids say it's the most interesting school has ever been for them (my 13yo especially would become very frustrated by the "pointless" questions and projects other programs would ask of him), and I've been enjoying the lively conversation that Steps is sparking between my school-aged kids and myself. I am so glad I took the plunge and converted entirely to Steps curriculum. What a relief to have finally found "it". STEPS is absolutely perfect for us.

And you can add this: I woke up this morning (next day) to find my 10 and 13 yo boys already up and working through their next lessons independently. Big smiles here!  
S.R., Homeschooling Mother of 4
History for Step 3 students, ages 9-10 who read fairly well, and older students still developing literacy.  

The final Step 4 history course. The tale of the most violent and active century in human history, the 20 th century. From World Wars and Atom Bombs, to the founding of the United Nations and the state of Israel; from Gandhi's freeing of India from the British empire through the rise of third world nations and difficulties, an indispensable introduction to today's complex world.

This is the transitional course into Step 4 History studies.

The course specializes, as do all STEPS courses, in developing the students understandings and ability to think and form their own ideas and opinions. Additionally, as with all our history courses, this one is structured to increase the student's vocabulary and understanding of geography, as well as of history.

20 lessons, 4 tests and answer guides included. 30-50 hours of study.

Lesson plans include:

  • Getting ready for Upper School.
  • Countries that became powerful in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Inventions of the last 200 years and how they changed the world.
  • The growth of cities and industrialization.
  • Art of the last 150 years, including cinema, painting and literature.
  • World War I.
  • The League of Nations.
  • Russia, the Revolution and Communism.
  • America becomes a world power.
  • The global depession of the late 1920s-1930s.
  • Science in the 20th century.
  • Einstein.
  • Fascism in Europe and Asia in the 1920s-1940s.
  • Stalin.
  • World War II.
  • The Holocaust.
  • The Atomic Bomb.
  • The United Nations.
  • Gandhi helps free India.
  • The birth of Pakistan.
  • Mao creates Communist China.
  • The birth of Israel.
  • Nuclear arms today.
  • The development of Third World countries and globalization.
  • Africa, starvation and AIDS.
  • Religion as a force today.
  • Terrorism.
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