The current model for the elementary particles is the standard model. I understand its basics It is for me however, difficult to wrap my mind around it without having some kind of knowledge of the predecessors of this model. Just like first KLMN shells are taught first instead of SPDL, I feel the need of following this model from the beginning. I found the Gell-Mann's much simpler to understand, no matter how incomplete it was as compared to today's model.
So, could you please list a list of models of elementary particles right from the beginning? To study them that way would be much easier.