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Come tour history with Ted and Mona, your trusty guides to fun and fact-based history! This is the third installment in the Snapshots of History series. 


In 36 chapters, Ted and Mona explore early modern history from the rise of colonialism to the eve of the American Revolution. They make stops around the globe in places like Elizabethan England, Safavid Persia, Edo Japan, Colonial America, New France, the Ashanti Empire, and more.


Along the way, Ted and Mona will see the effects of colonialism, the rise of the first mega-corporation, the scientific revolution, and the first steps toward our modern world. They will discuss major historical figures like Ivan the Terrible, Akbar the Great, Yi Sun Sin, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ana Nzinga, Emperor Kangxi, Oliver Cromwell, Louis XIV, Changamire Dombo, Po’Pay, Peter the Great, Osei Tutu, Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Frederick the Great, and George Washington. 


The back-and-forth dialogue between Ted and Mona keeps this book fun and engaging and provides opportunities for students to read along. Their dialogue is modeled after the classical teaching style and encourages deep thinking and probing questions.


In this book, the overly enthusiastic, art-loving twins Arty Arthur and Literary Lily introduce Arthur and Lily’s Culture Corner. In 16 Culture Corners, Arthur and Lily highlight major writers, artists, thinkers, and art styles including William Shakespeare, the Median Emam, Johannes Vermeer, capoeira, and Isaac Newton. 


Are you ready to discover early modern history? 


To see the full table of contents or read sample chapters, please visit our Snapshots of Early Modern History page.


This complete curriculum package includes everything you need to make a full and enriching study of early modern history. With over 650 printed pages and 8 hours of audio, this package is jam-packed with valuable learning!


The bundle includes the following digital items: 

A full description of each product can be seen by clicking on the name of the individual product.

Digital Curriculum Package: Early Modern History Vol. 1

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