This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Give your upper high school student an in-depth modern history course and examine Europe from the French Revolution through the end of the Cold War. (If you have younger students, this course fits with the Homeschool Connections Grade School Unit Study Program for grades 3-6 so that your whole family can study the same era at the same time.)
This class will acquaint students with the people, movements and events that have contributed to the formation of Modern Europe, defined as the period of the French Revolution to the present. Economic, political, military and ideological trends will be examined with an aim of helping students understand the problems of contemporary Europe and those areas once under European control.
Week 1: The Coming of the French Revolution
Week 2: The Napoleonic Era
Week 3: The Age of Metternich
Week 4: Liberal Reforms
Week 5: The Chaos of 1848
Week 6: Nationalism and Unification
Week 7: Imperialism
Week 8: The Great War
Week 9: Rise of the Dictators
Week 10: World War II
Week 11: The Cold War in Europe
Week 12: Collapse of the Colonial Empires
Week 13: Europe’s Socialist Experiments
Week 14: The End of the Cold War
Course Materials: All materials provided free by the instructor.
Homework: Homework will consist of textbook readings coupled with primary source readings provided by the instructor with weekly quizzes and occasional essays.