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“Study the past if you would define the future.”


The Middle Ages

Recommended for ages 6 and up


Semester One (Sep 13-Jan 24)

  • Rotten Rome, Blue Barbarians, Beowulf the Brave, and Justinian the Just (Sep 13-Oct 4)

  • Arabian Nights, Fireworks, Wild Warriors, and the Birth of Islam and Buddhism (Oct 11-Nov 1)

  • Vicious Vikings, Greenland, and How to Train a Knight (and a Samurai) (Nov 8-Dec 6)

  • Crashing Crusades, Corrupt Kings, Genghis Khan, and the Forbidden City (Jan 3-24)

Semester Two (Feb 4-May 27)

  • Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible, and Why You Do Not Want to be an Heir (Feb 4-25)

  • Time to Explore! Timbuktu, Tenochtitlan, and So Much More (Mar 4-25)

  • Read All About It! (Apr 1-29)

  • Update the Map! New Lands Have Been Found (May 6-27)


The Modern Age of World History 
Recommended for ages 9 and up

Semester One (Sep 15-Jan 26)

  • What’s Happening Around the World in 1865? (Sep 15-Oct 6)

  • Strong Strides Forward (Oct 13-Nov 3)

  • Crazy Emperors, Unhappy Unions, and Fireworks in China (Nov 10-Dec 8)

  • The Last Emperor of China, the Romanovs, Gandhi, and World War (Jan 5-26)

Semester Two (Feb 2-May 25)

  • Troubled Waters between the Wars (Feb 2-23)

  • The War that Stretched Across the World (Mar 2-23)

  • The Post-War World (Mar 30-Apr 27)

  • History Meets the Present (May 4-25)


American History

Recommended for ages 11 and up

Semester One (Sep 13-Jan 24)

  •  Rebirth of America after the Civil War (1865-1890) (Sep 13-Nov 1)

  • Extremes: Big Money, Flying Machines, and a Teddy Bear President (1880-1917) (Nov 8-Jan 24)

Semester Two (Jan 31-May 23)

  • War, Peace, and All That Jazz (1918-1945) (Jan 31-Mar 21)

  • All the People (Since 1945) (Mar 28-May 23)

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Recommended for ages 13 and up

Semester One (Sep 16-Jan 27)

  • Revolutions Around the World (1700-1848) (Sep 16-Nov 4)

  • The Age of Ism’s: Industrialism, Nationalism, and Imperialism (1800-1914) (Nov 11-Jan 27)


Semester Two (Feb 3-May 26)

  • Wars and Struggles that Spanned the World (1910-1955) (Feb 3-Mar 24)

  • The World Up to Now (1945-present) (Mar 31-May 26)

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