A historical study of the greatest minds and cultures of preceding generations is an essential pillar of classical education. This course uses the excellent History of Europe in the Modern World texts by Palmer, Colton, and Kramer (eleventh editions). The three components of this course include the history of ideas, biography, and key cultural developments, particularly in Western European and American societies. The texts include helpful maps, timelines, and illustrations. Our study guides provide comprehension questions that help students focus on the most important information from each chapter. The Teacher Guide for each year includes three tests.
Volume II (since 1815)
This volume covers the Napoleonic Age (1815) to the Cold War (late 1980s). It includes the effects of industrialization on European nations, the unstable balance of power between Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary, the creation of Germany and Italy as sovereign nations, the Russian Revolution, World War I and its effects on Europe, the collapse of the world economy, the rise of Fascism in Italy, and National Socialism (Naziism) in Germany, and World War II and its effects. The text includes helpful maps, timelines, and illustrations.