20th Century World History

Sonlight 320 Module

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  • Grade Range: 10-12
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Get complete lesson plans, schedule and teaching notes for the entire year. This Modern History Package includes the History / Bible / Literature 320 20th Century World History Parent Guide and accompanying 20th Century World History Student Guide. Modern World History Curriculum Package also includes all of the 20th Century World History books, Biographies and Historical Fiction, and Apologetics books scheduled in these guides.

Overview of the History

Instructor's Guides

Like the other upper-level IG teaching tools, your 320 History and Bible Parent and Student Guides walk you through each school day, so students are free to embark on their own independent study. As they work through the Student Guide, you can easily engage and track their progress with tools that include your corresponding Parent Guide (with answers and extra notes), your students' journaling and discussion.

20th Century World History

Today's world was shaped – in national boundaries, in economic policy, in technological advances – by the 20th Century. Sonlight 320 takes a year to look at this transformative century.

In earlier programs, we don't study this century in depth. These years brought incredible suffering. There are the familiar tragedies: trench warfare in WWI, the Holocaust, the atom bomb. And there are the less-familiar tragedies: genocides in Europe, Asia and Africa; mass starvation in China and the USSR; drug wars, child labor, and human trafficking.

So it isn't as enjoyable to study this century. But it is important. And in 320, I tried to balance the horrors that occurred, with the hope of the Gospel. We include four missionary biographies (compared to the more typical one or two), because in the midst of darkness, it's good to remember that God is still at work.

Yes, the Nazi concentration camps were horrible. But God was at work even there, caring for his children in miraculous ways.

The history spine is a book that wouldn't have been possible in 1900. The History of the Modern World is an affordable book, filled with photos. In an age of phones and tablets that take photos, it's easy to forget that color photography was not the dominant form until the 1970s (if Wikipedia can be trusted). That's likely around the time you were born, not that long ago.

So the book itself is a marvel, even apart from the history included, which takes you year-by-year from 1900 through the 2000s. Timelines, concise articles, and photos chronicle the individuals and events that made history.

In 1900, it took days to travel from Europe to America. In 2000, it took hours. In 1900, only a wealthy few owned a car. In 2000, cars were common, if not quite universal. In 1900, even the radio had barely been invented and broadcasts were still several years away. By 2000, the radio had come and gone as primary entertainment, replaced by the television at first, and then an increasing array of electronics: cable, video games, computers, and the internet. In 1900, the airplane had not yet been invented. By 2000, men had gone to the moon, and satellites in orbit allowed many advances in communication.

It was an astonishing century.

Biographies & Historical Fiction

Sonlight's 320 History includes 18 additional books. Among them are several biographies: suffragette Lizzie Stanton; scientist Albert Einstein; and statesman Winston Churchill.

There are two classic works of fiction: All Quiet on the Western Front, set in the trenches of World War I; and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, set in a Stalin prison camp in Siberia.

One book covers the establishment of Israel after World War II. One covers the unsettled experience of being a refugee.

One is about the 6000-mile trek that Mao made before he came to power. Imagine: the equivalent of fleeing across the United States and back. To write this book, the author traveled to China and interviewed survivors, 50 years later. The author's trip was 30 years ago now. An eyewitness account would no longer be possible. What a gift to be given.

This is a powerful course. I like what one customer said:

Why is 320 so important and different? Because it covers in-depth a century of human atrocities, genocide, horrible wars, achievements, accomplishments – a century that was supposed to be civilized. The other programs do not even come close to the in-depth study of the 20th Century. At all. And yes – there are dark and depressing books, books that make you sad and furious at the same time, and yet books that leave you with hope for the human race. I can't imagine skipping Sonlight 300. It was my daughter's absolute, 100% favorite course because she learned SO much about the truth of the century, and got a glimpse of where we're headed or could be headed.

Bible / Apologetics

The Bible 310 program helps guide your older students on their way to adulthood.

Know What You Believe and Know Why You Believe are wonderful introductory texts on the Christian faith and apologetics. The compelling Mere Christianity has helped countless Christians answer those who have questions about faith. Though not as deep, How to Ruin Your Life by 40 is a highly practical wake-up call. Help kids see that the choices they make now have long-term implications for good or bad.

Estimated daily time for 20th Century World History: Student: 1 hr.

Our high school courses are separated by subject to allow customers maximum flexibility. Feel free to buy either the History or the Literature, or both, or to mix-and-match with the History and Literature of other Sonlight courses.

Instructor's Guides

History 320 Parent Guide (320-PG)

Get all the lesson plans and teaching helps you need to effectively teach History, Geography and Bible for the entire year.

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History 320 Student Guide (320-SG)

Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for History, Geography, and Bible for the entire year.

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Bible

Know What You Believe (310-10)

A popular, introductory-level book about systematic theology.

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Know Why You Believe (310-15)

A popular, introductory-level text on apologetics.

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Mere Christianity (310-20)

One of this century's master wordsmiths presents the case for Christianity — "mere" Christianity: "a hall out of which doors open into several rooms" — the various Christian churches and denominations.

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How to Ruin Your Life By 30 (310-26)

Every choice comes with consequence. In trademark style, Farrar uses Godly advice and real-life stories to encourage readers toward making good choices" and reaping the benefits.

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First They Killed My Father (320-24)

The author tells a story reflective of the experiences shared by many Cambodians who lived through the Vietnam War. The fascinating firsthand account vividly describes events during this time in history: her life prior to Vietnamese occupancy in the capital city of Phnom Penh; several attempts by her family to flee the concentration camps; to finally leaving for America and finding a new life, while still searching for her now-separated family. The gripping story, both sad and courageous, reflects on the human ability to endure, and ultimately, persevere toward a better life.

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The Hiding Place (320-45)

The worldwide bestseller about a staunchly Christian Dutch family whose faith overcomes the worst of the Nazi holocaust. Challenging and uplifting.

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Living On the Devil's Doorstep (320-52)

A strait-laced preacher's kid becomes a minister to hippies, drug addicts, prostitutes and other societal drop-outs, first in Kabul, Afghanistan, and then on the streets of Amsterdam, Holland. Challenging.

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History & Geography

After the War (320-10)

In this gripping novel about the period immediately following World War II, Ruth, a fifteen-year-old survivor of Buchenwald risks her life to lead a group of Jewish orphans to Palestine.

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All Quiet on the Western Front (320-20)

Hailed as "the greatest war novel of all time," the author says his purpose with the "All Quiet on the Western Front" book is "simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by" the First World War. Devastating.

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God Spoke Tibetan (320-21)

Follow a disgraced Tibetan official, a hapless courier, Christian missionaries, native translators and more, to hear the moving story of how the Bible came to the Tibetan people in their own language.

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There's a Sheep In My Bathtub (320-22)

What can God do when you simply trust and obey Him? Watch an unreached people explode with the Gospel—not in the first century, but in ours! Like this American family in remote, mysterious Outer Mongolia, you will believe God can still do the impossible.

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China's Long March: 6,000 Miles of Danger (320-30)

Stunning portrayal of one of the defining events in modern Chinese history: the epic 6000-mile trek of Mao Zedong and his men as they sought to escape the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek in the mid-1930s. Based on first-person accounts.

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History of the Modern World (320-37)

Unique in all of human history, the 20th century is the first to be documented, not just in words but also in images, across the whole of its 100 years.

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The Green Glass Sea (320-41)

It's 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon, she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. Los Alamos is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all – the gadget. None of them, least of all Dewey, can know just how much their lives are about to change.

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Labor's Untold Story (320-50)

The adventure story of the battles, betrayals, and victories of American working men and women. Two newspaper reporters tell the story of labor unions in the United States from their first appearance in the mid-1800s through the early 1950s.

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Made You Look (320-54)

How advertising works, and what your kids (a prized demographic) should know. Familiar examples get unbiased review, raising teens' critical awareness of the messages filling their world.

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (330-58)

Nobel Prize-winning author tells the story of one man and "just one of the three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days of his sentence" in a Siberian prison camp during Stalin's rule.

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Readers / Literature

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity (320-15)

One of the few readable and understandable biographies of Albert Einstein, the man whose General Theory of Relativity became a watchword for the revolutionary transformation of life in the 20th Century.

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Red Scarf Girl (320-70)

Multiple award-winner. A devastating, first-person story of the Chinese Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao in the late '60s.

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The Road from Home (320-75)

The author writes a true-to-life fictionalized autobiography of his mother--a young Armenian girl in Turkey during the "other" 20th century Holocaust that was prelude to Stalin, Hitler, and others.

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (320-90)

ALA Notable. The autobiographical story of World War II seen through the eyes of a young German Jewish girl who, together with her family, escapes Germany in 1933 only to find that they must continue fleeing from country to country throughout Europe. Engrossing.

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Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist (320-95)

Carefully researched, deftly written, lavishly illustrated with photographs, this is a vivid, lively, and engaging biography of one of this century's greatest statesmen.

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You Want WOMEN to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? (320-99)

A simple but thorough introduction to the work and words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the pioneers in the women's suffrage movement.

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Binders + Tabs for High School Packages (RRBB)

You need one set of 2 Binders for each high school year (100 - 500). Whether you get a complete upper-level program or mix-and-match your History/Bible and Literature/Language Arts, you will need one binder for you and one for your student.

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Student Resources

The Timeline Book (RR120)

A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!

Pre-printed timeline in a spiral-bound book—for use throughout your homeschooling adventure. Required Resource for Sonlight A-300.

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Consumable Items

Instructor's Guides

History 320 Student Guide (320-SG)

Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for History, Geography, and Bible for the entire year.

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Optional Language Arts Items

Vocabulary from Classical Roots B (340-20)

This book teaches modern English words based on their Latin and Greek roots. By learning the roots, one learns much about the meanings of whole families of English words. Very helpful . . . for life and the SATs!

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Language Arts

Language Arts 300 Optional Workbooks Set (340-00)

From level D and up, Sonlight links Language Arts instruction and assignments in the History / Bible / Literature program. Level 300 comes with Literary Analysis and Creative Writing programs built in.

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Analogies 3 (340-10)

Consumable. Optional resource scheduled in Sonlight 300. Analogies are at the root of good communication, the heart of beautiful prose.

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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 10 & Answer Key (340-35)

Add this for additional 10th Grade vocabulary practice.

Exercises ensure students are able to comprehend what they read when they run across the words in context, give students confidence that they can use the words in writing, and teach students the words' various meanings.

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