History and Geography
History is approached differently by different curriculums. Some day I will include some information about that, but for now, I will say this: If your children have to be tested and history is included on the tests, you might need to choose the same path as your local school system, otherwise you will be free to choose how to go about teaching history to your children.
Forms for Taking Notes:
1. Note-Taking Form with topic
1.a. Note-Taking Form without topic
2. Notes - Continued Form
Declaration Of Independence
The Emancipation Proclamation
There is not really much here in the history section at this time. I have some reading schedules, printable forms, pictures of presidents, maps, and some book suggestions.
Even though the pages below are described as a schedule for A Child's History of the World, you can still look over the suggested books even if you are not using A Child's History of the World
- A Child's History of the World Schedule, Prehistoric
- A Child's History of the World Schedule, Early Egypt
- A Child's History of the World Schedule, Greece
- A Child's History of the World Schedule, Middle Ages
- A Child's History of the World Schedule, Modern Times
Click on the book image for reading schedules.
|Other Popular Books, Some Linked to CBD, Some Linked to Amazon|
|Genevieve Foster Books
ages 8 and up
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
My children and I enjoyed reading the history books published by Christian Liberty Press. We used several of them. Here is a list of the books and a place to shop for them. All of the links go to ChristianBook's online store.
for Little Pilgrims Grade Kindergarten grades 1/2
History beginning with creation, includes geography lessons and color pictures. Teacher's manual available
American People & Nation grades k-3 [patriotism]
A work text emphasizing God's blessing on America. Includes activities such as coloring, dot to dot, and fill in the blank.
Nation Under God grades 2/3
Reviews creation and government. American exploration and the revolutionary war are also covered in this book.
Stories for Children grades 3/4
Stories about historical figures and events in World and US history. Large print, 250 page reader.
of the Pilgrims Grades 4/5
Originally by Margaret Humphrey, these stories are all about the pilgrims, what they did (spinning, candle making, weaving...) and their hardships.
Story of Inventions second edition, grades 4-6
280 pages, Biographies of inventors and the story of their inventions. (1600's -1980's)
Child's Story of America, Second Edition: Grades 4-5
Lots of great stories about America
American History grade 5/6
Lots of biographies and stories of events in American history.
Story of the Constitution: Second Edition grade 8+
301 pages, American History, the Constitution
of Civilization, Volume 1 grades 9-12
World history from creation to around 1620 from a Christian viewpoint
of Civilization, Volume 2 grades 9-12
This one picks up where the first one left off.
Our favorite history text books are published by Bob Jones University Press. These links are for the student text. There is an homeschool packet available if you want the whole set. Linked to CBD
7th: World Studies Grade 7 Student Edition (softcover)
8th: The American Republic Grade 8 Student Edition (softcover)
9th: Heritage Studies Geography Grade 9 Student Text (softcover)
10th: World History Grade 10 Student Book, 3rd Edition
11th: United States History Grade 11--Student Text, Softcover
American Government (Second Edition), Grade 12, Student Text, Softcover
Economics Grade 12--Student Text, Softcover
Foundations for Living: Studies in the Christian Worldview
by Alpha Omega Publications
Link to CBD: Foundations for Living: Studies in the Christian Worldview
Schedule: Foundations for Living: Studies in the Christian Worldview
11th grade: American History: BJUP Heritage Studies 11: United States History
Link to CBD:
United States History Grade 11--Student Text, Softcover
Schedule: BJU Press United States History for Christian Schools 3rd Edition
12th grade: Government and Economics
Lifepac Government & Economics, Grade 12, Complete Set
Schedule:Alpha Omega Publications History and Geography for Grade 12 - Government and Economics
We recommend reading: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? before starting the Economics Lifepac.
Regarding making book schedules, see also: How To Make Lesson Plans for Homeschool