Modern History Bridge

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Modern History Bridge

Grade level: appropriate for 3rd – 7th grade

Pages: 132

Course type: Study guide (See the Booklist tab for the resources required to complete this course.)

What is Modern History Bridge?

Modern History Bridge is a complete modern history course written for students in grades 3 to 7. It is a compilation of parts from two History Odyssey study guides that were previously offered by Pandia Press: Early Modern Level 1 and Modern Times Level 1. The History Quest series, first published in 2019, replaces the Level 1 History Odyssey series for elementary grades. Early Times and Middle Times are the first two books in the History Quest series. Together they cover human history from pre-history through the start of the early modern period. Modern History Bridge serves to complete the three–year world history cycle covering events from the end of Middle Times through modern history. After completing this course, students will be prepared to move on to History Odyssey, a series for students in grades 6 and up. Modern History Bridge will eventually be replaced by History Quest: Modern Times when it is available.

Modern History Bridge is appropriate for third through seventh grade. We do not recommend using this course for a child younger than third grade without some significant alterations. The historical content is more violent and more disturbing— including several wars, slavery, and assassinations—than early time periods. Also, the writing assignments in this course are more advanced, preparing the student for History Odyssey courses.

Modern History Bridge will eventually be replaced by History Quest: Modern Times when it is available.


The guide includes:

  • 20 modern times history blackline maps
  • Hands-on activity instructions
  • Extensive library lists for each lesson
  • Suggested schedule for a 36 week school year
  • 36 detailed lessons (each lesson includes one week of assignments) covering:
  • Literature and history readings
  • Writing activities
  • Reading comprehension questions
  • Geography
  • Timeline work
  • Activities

What Resources and Materials Do I Need?

In addition to this study guide, you will need: