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Tapestry of Grace™ Year 4 is your guide from 1900 to the present day.

Explore the 20th Century, from the turn of the Century to today. Tapestry of Grace™ is the award-winning homeschool curriculum that uses the history of the world to guide your whole family through an amazing humanities education. Want to know more? Explore Tapestry with video introductions and free samples!

Week Plan Sample

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Want to see what a week of Tapestry looks like? Take a peek right now! You can turn the pages to get a good look at what Tapestry really looks like. Then, for a more in-depth trial, check out Go to Egypt, the free, 3-week sample that introduces and explains each section with annotations added by the author for moms exploring Tapestry for the first time!

Week Plan Sample

Tapestry works for your whole family.

K–3rd graders get opportunities for lots of hands-on projects, storybooks, and read-alouds. 4th–6th graders get more independent work and interesting chapter books. 6th–9th graders get in more challenging assignments that help them make vital learning connections. 10th–12th graders get worldview discussions that will help them to succeed in life. Dad gets a family that is all on the same page, so he can lead them in a single educational conversation, and you get confidence and help to take your family on the adventure of the homeschoooling journey.

Scope & Sequence

What does Tapestry cover? Quite a lot! Take a look at this Scope & Sequence Chart for a broad overview of topics covered in Year 4 of Tapestry... and remember, each topic is taught to your child at the learning-level appropriate for them!

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Rhetoric Level Studies Grammar/DIALECTIC
History Literature Government Philosophy  Church History Beyond History
Titles Analysis
Unit 1
  • Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, and Coolidge
  • Age of Innocence
  • Progressivism
  • World War I
  • Russian Revolution & Red Scare
  • The Roaring 20's and Ballyhoo
  • Rise of Stalin and Hitler
  • Prohibition & Speculation
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: Regionalists, Realists, Imagists, Yeats, WWI poets, Frost, Eliot
  • The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)
  • Animal Farm (Orwell)
  • Metamorphosis (Kafka)
  • The following literary concepts and tools for studying them are taught and used in many different weeks throughout the year-plan for story analysis, drama analysis, and poetry analysis:
  • Literary vocabulary
  • Modes
  • Topics
  • Themes
  • Genres
  • Devices
  • Techniques
  • Texture
  • Characters
  • Artistry
  • Plots
  • Settings
  • Style
  • Worldviews (Modernism and Postmodernism) and worldview analysis
  • Historical literary movements
  • Authors' lives
  • Supreme Court v. state legislatures
  • The income tax
  • Wartime statism
  • Leninism
  • Free speech in wartime
  • Women's suffrage
  • Volstead Act
  • KKK v. private schools
  • Einstein
  • Dewey
  • Fundamentalism
  • Yeats & the Zeitgeist
  • Freud
  • Wittgenstein
  • Barth
  • Revivalism: Samuel P. Jones, Benjamin Mills
  • Protestant liberalism and the Social Gospel movement
  • Fundamentalism
  • Billy Sunday
  • The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
  • Hands-on activities reinforce history topics
  • Geography threads include maps and activities tied to history
  • Historical fiction and picture books reinforce all studies
  • Vocabulary words given weekly for grammar students reinforce history and literature studies
  • Follow-up worksheets are given for books read as literature most weeks
  • The history of artistic styles is woven into history lessons
  • Weekly writing assignments are keyed to history topics
  • Many grammar students enjoy Lampstand Press lapbook products which parallel and reinforce weekly History topics
  • Dialectic students may choose to reinforce their work using time lines.
  • Some topics in church history vary with the learning level.
  • In Year 4, younger students study lighter topics of the century, while older ones face tougher issues head on.
Unit 2
  • Presidents Hoover, FDR and Truman
  • The Great Depression
  • Hitler, Stalin, and totalitarianism
  • Expansionism and appeasement
  • World War II
  • Just War theory
  • The Communist Bloc and the start of the Cold War
  • Birth of Israel
  • Survey of the Middle East
  • The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  • The Pearl (Steinbeck)
  • The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: Modernist poets, the Lost Generation, Cummings, Faulkner
  • The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
  • The Chosen (Potok)
  • Consequences of Prohibition
  • Hoover's vain call for limited government
  • Expanding federal power
  • Legality of Japanese internment during war
  • Compulsory pledge of allegiance
  • Barth
  • Wittgenstein
  • Humanist Manifesto
  • Heidegger
  • Bonhoeffer
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The Hiding Place (Corrie ten Boom)
  • Overview of revivalism, Pentecostalism, and neo-orthodoxy
  • Optional: Israeli Independence Day
Unit 3
  • Gandhi and Indian Independence
  • Mao's China
  • Presidents Eisenhower, JFK, and LBJ
  • Korean War
  • King & civil rights in America
  • 1950's culture of conformity
  • Technological advances & the Space Race
  • Events of the Cold War
  • 1960's American culture
  • Vietnam War & protest
  • Hippie & women's movements
  • Siddhartha (Hesse)
  • To Live (Chinese film)
  • Waiting for Godot (Beckett)
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: the Beats, the Black Mountain Poets, Flannery O'Connor
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)
  • The Crucible (Miller)
  • Quotations from Mao
  • Limits of Executive power
  • McCarthyism and due process
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Reinterpretations of religious liberty
  • Student war protest as "free speech"
  • Gandhi
  • Popper
  • Sartre
  • Quine
  • Kuhn
  • The Normal Christian Life (Watchman Nee)
  • Billy Graham and revivalism
  • God's Smuggler (Brother Andrew)
Unit 4
  • Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama
  • Rise of modern Middle East & Islamic terrorism
  • Cultural and demographic changes in U.S. society
  • 9/11 and the Iraq War
  • Summing up human history
  • I, Robot* (Asimov)
  • Citizen of the Galaxy (Heinlein)
  • The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Campaign finance reform and its loopholes
  • Affirmative action
  • Flag-burning
  • Religious liberty
  • Enemy combatant cases
  • Bush v. Gore
  • Qutb
  • Feyerabend
  • Derrida
  • Deconstruction
  • Conclusion of the Pageant
  • Choice of three tracks:
  • Light Force (Brother Andrew)
  • Study of your own denomination
  • Study of a foreign region with a view toward a short-term missions trip

*Indicates that students read selections from this work.