The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times

by Susan Wise Bauer Author

(From Amazon): This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
4th - 8th
Geographical Setting
North America, South America, Middle East, Africa, India, China, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealan
Historical Setting
1600 - 1850
Peace Hill Press


  • 1 A World of Empires
  • 2 Protestant Rebellions
  • 3 James, King of Two Countries
  • 4 Searching for the Northwest Passage
  • 5 Warlords of Japan
  • 6 New Colonies in the New World
  • 7 The Spread of Slavery
  • 8 The Middle of the East
  • 9 The Western War
  • 10 Far East of Europe
  • 11 The Moghul Emperors of India
  • 12 Battle, Fire, and Plague in England
  • 13 The Sun King
  • 14 The Rise of Prussia
  • 15 A New World in Conflict
  • 16 The West
  • 17 Russia Looks West
  • 18 East and West Collide
  • 19 The English in India
  • 20 The Imperial East
  • 21 Fighting over North America
  • 22 Revolution!
  • 23 The New Country
  • 24 Sailing South
  • 25 Revolution Gone Sour
  • 26 Catherine the Great
  • 27 A Changing World
  • 28 China and the Rest of the World
  • 29 The Rise of Bonaparte
  • 30 Freedom in the Caribbean
  • 31 A Different Kind of Rebellion
  • 32 The Opened West
  • 33 The End of Napoleon
  • 34 Freedom for South America
  • 35 Mexican Independence
  • 36 The Slave Trade Ends
  • 37 Troubled Africa
  • 38 American Tragedies
  • 39 China Adrift
  • 40 Mexico and Her Neighbor
  • 41 New Zealand and Her Rulers
  • 42 The World of Forty-Nine

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