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Build Your Library Level 4 - The Modern World

Build Your Library Level 4 - The Modern World



Build Your Library Level 4 - The Modern World



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It was an age of conflict and invention, colonialism and communism, war and revolution. The Modern World was (and is!) an exciting time to explore. Using Story of the World Volume 4 and the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History your spines, you’ll study the rise and fall of world powers, the race to the space age, and witness the creation of inventions that would change the world forever.

You and your child will enjoy a variety of beautiful read-aloud literature this year. You’ll travel down the rabbit hole with Alice in Alice in Wonderland, get a glimpse of the supernatural world with Amari in Amari and the Night Brothers, and visit India amidst the upheaval of Gandhi’s Free India movement in Ahimsa.


Your child will develop a love of reading as they read an assortment of fine literature this year. They’ll explore different genres, like historical fiction selections: Rodzina and Number the Stars, non-fiction, like Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? and Hidden Figures, as well as realistic fiction like The School Story. There’s something for everyone’s tastes!


The science focus this year is physics – mechanics like how things work, light and color, and inventors and their inventions. You’ll be using David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work Now along with the Usborne Science Encyclopedia to study topics like Energy, Friction, Flight, and Magnetism. They will also study coding concepts and learn about a variety of diverse inventors through modern history!


If you’ve been using Build Your Library all along, you’ve been studying art through the stages of history using Discovering Great Artists. This year you’ll finish the book,  concluding your study of art through history. Your child will create masterpieces and learn about art techniques used by the artist that lived during the Modern period. You’ll also study poetry – even writing some of your own, with Knock at a Star: A Child’s Introduction to Poetry.


The 351 page PDF lesson plans include a daily and weekly schedule for 36 weeks of study, a reading list, a set of 8-10 narration cards, vocabulary words, discussion questions, and copywork passages tied to the literature readings, poetry memorization, timeline figures, research projects, 42 activity pages (including mapwork), science lessons (including 18 science activity pages), and art projects.

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