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Grade 3

  1. Theories on the origin of life in different religions. (Do these theories have anything in common? Compare these theories to the one you have read in the Old Testament.)
  2. Episodes from the life of Moses. Significance and facts. (Did Moses work any miracles? Why were they important?)
  3. Famous parables told by Jesus and their meaning.(Why did Jesus speak in parables? What do they teach us? Explain their meaning.)
  4. Unbelievable wonders performed by Jesus. (Do you know any notable episodes of Jesus’s life? Why did his preaching have a great impact on the future?)
  5. Mark Twain. Biography and interesting facts.(What is Mark Twain most famous for? Why did Mark Twain choose this name? Talk about some interesting facts or episodes in his life.)
  6. Thomas Jefferson. Biography and interesting facts.(What were Jefferson’s most significant contributions to his country? What made Thomas Jefferson a good president? Talk about some interesting facts or episodes in his life.)
  7. Rachel Carson. Biography and interesting facts.(What was Rachel Carson’s biggest concern? What challenges did Rachel Carson face? Talk about some interesting facts or episodes in her life.)
  8. Amelia Earhart. Biography and interesting facts.(What was Amelia the first woman to do? What obstacles did Amelia Earhart overcome? Talk about some interesting facts or episodes in her life.)
  9. Tom Bradley. Biography and interesting facts.(Why is Tom Bradley one of the most well-known American political figures? What difficulties did he overcome? Talk about some interesting facts or episodes in his life.)
  10. Interesting notes about the American Presidents.(Do American presidents have anything in common? Life of which president did you find most interesting? Why?)


Grade 5

  1. The homeland of the Ancient Greek Civilization.
  2. The city-states of Greece.
  3. The status of women in Ancient Greece.
  4. The Greek language.
  5. The democracy of Athens.
  6. Religion in Ancient Greece.
  7. Arts in Ancient Greece.
  8. The theatre in Ancient Greece.
  9. The Olympics in in Ancient Greece.
  10. Education in Ancient Greece.


Grade 6

  1. The Mayas (Historical overview, location, climate, the life of the Mayas)
  2. The Maya system of numerals, art, architecture and religion
  3. John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood: Pioneers of Mayan Archaeology
  4. Edward H. Thompson and the Sacred Well of Chichen Itza
  5. The Aztecs (Ancestors, location, climate, the life of the Aztecs)
  6. Hernan Cortes and the fall of Tenochtitlan
  7. The World of the Incas (Ancestors, location, climate, the life of the Incas)
  8. The religion, art, architecture and roads of the Incas
  9. Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conqueror of the Inca Empire
  10. Cahokia, the Lost Pre-Columbian American City (Historical overview, notable features (mounds of earth, Cahokia Woodhenge), agriculture, crafts, transportation, education


Grade 7

  1. William the Conqueror
  • William the Conqueror was born to rule.
  • William the Conqueror ruled by fear and order.
  1. Henry II
  • Henry II was the rightful king and earned the name of the “Law-Giver”.
  • Henry II wanted to control everything even the Church.
  1. Thomas Becket
  • Becket was a capable officer who became the most influential man.
  • Becket was ready to be exiled not to become the servant of two masters.
  1. Richard I
  • Richard I was a chivalrous knight and a skillful general.
  • Did Richard rule England?
  1. John I
  • John I was a talented youth, but turned to be a failure as a king.
  • John I was the first king to face an endeavour to limit his rights.
  1. Roger Bacon
  • Roger Bacon was the scholar to be far ahead in his ideas.
  • Roger Bacon succeeded in accomplishing an immense task of his life.
  1. Edward I
  • Edward I was christened “the Hammer of the Scots”
  • Edward I was a masterly soldier who subdued the Welsh.
  1. Richard II
  • Richard II became “the captain” of the peasant.
  • Richard was afailure as a king with no suport.
  1. Henry V
  • Henry V claimed the crown of France.
  • Henry V could not stop the rivalry between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists
  1. The War of the Roses

— What were the reasons for the war to begin?


Grade 8

  1. Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobite movement.
  2. Robert Clive in India.
  1. The voyages of Captain Cook.
  2. The rise and fall of Napoleon.
  3. Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.
  4. Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo.
  5. Queen Victoria.
  6. Doctor Livingstone in Africa.
  7. Britain in World War I – a war unlike any other before it.
  8. Britain in World War II – “Victory at all costs.”

Grade 9

  1. The Underground Railroad: What was the Underground Railroad, and how did it operate? What legislation was used to combat it, and to what effect?
  1. John Brown’s raid: Why did John Brown and his retinue raid Harper’s Ferry in 1859? Did the mission succeed? How did the nation respond to the incident?
  1. The Emancipation Proclamation: When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued? Did it result in the immediate liberation of Southern slaves? What effects did it produce? How was it received at home and abroad?
  1. The Gettysburg Address: What vision did President Lincoln set forth in the Gettysburg Address? Why did the Civil War test not only the unity of the nation but also its identity?
  1. Reconstruction and racism: What amendments were made to the United States Constitution following the war? How did they affect life in the South? How did whites continue to oppress blacks in the South even after slavery had been abolished?
  1. Chief Joseph’s last stand: What circumstances led the Nez Perce into conflict with the United States Army? What decision was Chief Joseph eventually forced to make?
  1. Carnegie and steel: Why was the Carnegie Steel Company so successful? How did Carnegie’s achievements spur industrial growth in the United States?
  1. Railroads: How were railroad construction projects organized and funded? From what ethnic groups did railroad laborers come, and in what conditions did they work? How did a national network of railroads transform the United States?
  1. The Progressive Era: Select a social movement from the Progressive Era. Who founded the movement? What were its aims? What struggles did it face, and what successes did it achieve?
  1. Yellow journalism: What is ‘yellow journalism’? How did American newspapers make fortunes at the end of the nineteenth century? How did newspaper tycoons use their influence to affect policy?


Grade 10

  1. Containment: What was the policy of containment? Where was it implemented in the postwar years, and what were the results?
  1. The Period of Prosperity: What enabled America to prosper during the postwar period? What forms of property were ordinary Americans able to purchase for the first time? How did they transform American society?
  1. The Cuban Missile Crisis: What was the Cuban Missile Crisis, and what threats did it pose? How was the Crisis resolved, and what steps were taken to deescalate tensions in its wake?
  1. The Red Scare: Why did a new Red Scare take hold in the United States during the 1950s? Which Senator made a name for himself with claims that Communists had infiltrated major American institutions? Were these claims backed by evidence? What effects did accusations of disloyalty and treason have on ordinary people?
  1. The Civil Rights Movement: What forms of discrimination were Southern blacks still subject to a century after the Emancipation Proclamation? What principles was the struggle for civil rights based on? What tactics were used to oppose and end Jim Crow laws in the South?
  1. The Great Society: What was President Johnson’s ‘Great Society’? What principles was it based on? What social programs were established during Johnson’s presidency?
  1. Political equality and social discrimination: What problems continued to plague black Americans even after the ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Why didn’t legal equality improve their quality of life? How did they respond?
  1. The Vietnam War and domestic tensions: How did the war in Vietnam aggravate social tensions in the United States? What arguments were made for and against the war?
  1. Legal reforms following Watergate: What legal reforms were passed in the wake of the Watergate scandal? How do these reforms safeguard the rights of citizens and combat corruption in the government?
  1. The ‘economic bill of rights’: What was President Reagan’s ‘economic bill of rights’, and upon what principles was it based? How did the ‘bill’ affect the American economy? Who benefited most, and who was hit hardest by the reforms?