British Empire Classical Curriculum
The British Empire collection covers the history of the British Empire, from the earliest days of the Hanoverian dynasty to the turmoil of the First World War. It covers both the dramatic developments of the 18th and 19th within Europe, such as the industrial revolution and the Napoleonic wars, and also histories of the regions under British colonial control.
The Collection features stories of the rise of British rule in Indian and Asia, the conflict with the French in America, the exploration and colonization of Africa, the opening of trade with China and Japan, and the discovery and settlement of Austrialia and New Zealand. Most regional histories cover pre-colonial history as well as history under British rule, so this collection provides a good overview of world history with an emphasis on the colonial era.
The aggressive colonial policies of Great Britain did an enormous amount to open the whole world to modern ideas and the histories of many non-Western peoples was first revealed to westerners through the lens of British explorers, translators, and scholars. Studying regional history through the prism of British history sheds great light on both positive and harmful aspects of colonialism, and dramatically depicts the clash of cultures between ancient and modern civilizations.
In addition to the complete illustrated text of over fifty classical children's histories, the British Empire Classical Curriculum contains hundreds of pages of study aids. These resources can be used when following our recommended reading-based program or used to supplement other curriculums. Study aids associated with the curriculum package include timelines, historical maps, geography terms, battle dictionaries, and many other resources of interest to students of all ages.
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