Modern History Portfolio
"Classic" version for students ages 8 and up.
Description of Contents
The Modern History Portfolio is designed for students ages 8, or 9 and up. The body of the Portfolio is divided into chapters of commonly studied historical time periods, cultures and civilizations (see Chapter Titles below). The Table of Contents provides a thorough reference index to work with, indicating topics covering: works of literature, important people, works of art and architecture, important places and events, plus advances in science and technology. The attractively formatted Portfolios contain an entirely unique system of "image boxes" and "text boxes" that support and showcase the student's work, whether hand or type written reports, graphs, diagrams, hand drawn images, photographs, or images accessed from the Internet. Black-line maps of the regions being studied are provided. Companion products are the Teacher's Guide, the Full Color Maps, and the Timeline Matching Cards. Please scroll down for more information.

Chapter Titles
and Description of Maps Within Each Chapter

Colonization:
Includes 1 map ready to label with the 13 colonies, bodies of water, and mountains.

The Age of Revolution:
Includes a map keyed to highlight the major events of the American Revolutionary War.

Expansion and Conflict:
Includes the 2 following maps: The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (keyed to highlight territories, and important landmarks along the trail) & United States Westward Expansion (keyed to highlight major trails and important events).

The Civil War / The War Between the States:
Includes a map keyed to highlight the major battles of the Civil War.

Crisis in Europe and at Home:
Includes 5 maps: Europe in 1914 and WWI Alliances, Europe Before WWI, Europe 1919-1929, The War in Europe and Africa 1939-1945, and The War in the Pacific 1941-1945.

The Cold War Era and Beyond:
Includes 2 maps: The War in Korea 1950-1953, and The War in Vietnam 1954-1975.

Timeline

     The timeline comes bound in the book ready to be removed and assembled. The finished timeline measures approximately 11" x 47" and is printed on card stock.

     The Modern timeline is divided into sections, allowing a separate strand for each topic or country. Strands include: Christian History, North America, South America, Western Europe & Central and Eastern Europe (including England, Scotland, France, Russia, Germany, plus a couple of extra stands to use as you choose), Asia, Africa, and Australia. Dates begin at 1600 and continue to the present day.


Notebooking ideas:
     Examples of pages after being creatively filled by students of various ages. Selected from the Modern Portfolio's "Colonization" chapter.