Modern BiblioPlan

A Literature-Based Study of Modern History for K-12! Families learning alongside one another.

BiblioPlan Year Four covers U.S., World and Church History from 1850 – 2001. Like Year Three, Year Four covers U.S. and World History side-by-side.

On the World History side, Year Four covers an astonishing number of wars. First comes the Sepoy Rebellion in British India, followed the Crimean War to prop up the dying Ottoman Empire. Then come two South American wars, the Franco-Prussian War, the Spanish-American War, the Russo-Japanese War, two Chinese-Japanese wars, the Mexican Revolution, World War I,  the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and several more. Modern thinkers were great at dreaming up new ways to kill each other, but not so great at diplomacy.

On the U.S. History side, Year Four starts with the conflicts that almost tore the U.S. apart. Chapters 4 and 5 cover U.S. History exclusively, following the Civil War from beginning to end. Then come Reconstruction, the great westward migration and the Transcontinental Railroad. The Western Indian Wars get good coverage, as does the Spanish-American War. While covering the great wars of the Twentieth Century, we also cover the Gilded Age, the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the Red Scare, the Space Race and much more. 

On the Church History side, Year Four covers brave missionaries who carried the gospel to the places we cover—from Africa to India, China, Korea, Japan and more.

The geography side of BP Year Four is mostly about how world conflicts changed the world map. For example, we learn: How the Civil War split West Virginia from Virginia, How a war for independence led to two Irelands—one an independent republic, the other part of the United Kingdom, How World War I led to the creation of Czechoslovakia, the creation of Yugoslavia, and the re-creation of Poland, How an independence movement split British India into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, How a war for independence split Bangladesh from Pakistan, and much more!