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Modern European History; 1789-1991

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.)

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: Recommended but not required: Rending of Christendom

Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade. 9th to 10th grade students with above average reading and comprehension skills can also do well.

Suggested credit: 1 full semester History


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

Materials and Homework

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.

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