walkingIn American/Modern Studies students study world geography, and American history and literature.  Students are prepared for two AP exams, US history and Modern European History.

Grades K-12 Scope and Sequence

  • Grades K-2: Identify continents, oceans, equator, poles, tropics, major countries, and some states on both a map and globe. Read-alouds from K-2 Curriculum Guide.
  • Grade 3: States and capitals. Identify eight regions and 50 states on U.S. map. Recite and spell states, abbreviations, and capitals.
  • Grade 4:  Review states and capitals. Geography of Europe, North Africa, Middle East.
  • Grade 5:  Review, complete geography of Eastern Hemisphere
  • Grade 6:  Review geography. American History: Abridged edition of H.A. Guerber’s The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic
  • Grade 7:  World geography and cultures.
  • Grades 9:  A Concise History of the American Republic, Vol I by Morison, Commager and Leuchtenburg.
  • Grade 10:  A Concise History of the American Republic, Vol II. AP US History Exam
  • Grade 11:  A History of the Modern World Vol I, by Palmer and Colton.
  • Grade 12:   A History of the Modern World Vol II, AP Modern European History Exam.

Enrichment reading for Grades 3-6

Students read  American history novels independently from selections such as:
The Cabin Faced West, Jean Fritz
The Pony Express, Cyde Robert Bulla
Benjamin West and his Cat Grimalkin, Marguerite Henry
Stowaway, Karen Hesse
Of Courage Undaunted, James Daugherty
Indian Captive,  Lois Lenski
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham