The LORD is close
to the brokenhearted
He SAVES those who
are crushed in spirit.
EXALT Him with me !
Let us MAGNIFY His name together !
I sought the LORD
and He answered me
and He delivered me.
The eyes of the LORD
are on the RIGHTEOUS
and His ears are attentive
to their cries.
TASTE & SEE
that the LORD
is GOOD !
Let our souls BOAST in Him.
EXALT Him with me !
Let us MAGNIFY His name together !
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Ancient World History Book List – Part 1
(Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament)
I can’t think of a better way to bring history alive and make it meaningful & memorable, than with great books ! Curled up reading about the adventures of a child living in the shadow of the ancient pyramids or cooking up an ancient recipe for an afternoon snack for “History Class” has to be one of the best parts of homeschooling !
If you’ve been following along with myFree Ancient World History Curriculumposts, you may like to check out these book lists for each section. These books are NOT required for these studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used). You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan (startHERE). I hope I will have saved you some time too, listing them all in one place. 🙂 –> This post contains affiliate links. There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do! So thanks ahead for supporting my work ! 🙂
Homeschool World History Plan A Chronological Study
(Teach all ages at once !)
Are you planning to study World History this year ?
Do you want to be able to use the same curriculum for ALL your kids?
Don’t know where to start ?
If you are writing your own curriculum or units, the task can be a bit overwhelming.
There are just so many topics to “cover”, and if you’re like me, they’re all so
interesting (and important!), it’s hard to narrow it all down and decide what to include !
I thought it might be fun and helpful to share our Chronological World History Outline (The Ancients through the Middle Ages). My goal when I wrote this out was to see how all of the events and civilizations studied have fit into God’s sovereign plan to extend His Kingdom and purpose. We therefore started in the book of Genesis and went through the history of “The Middle Ages”. It was amazing as we studied through these major points to see how all the stories from the Bible that often seem disjointed, fit together with the history most of us learned in school !
Initially, it might seem like a lot of work to put together a year’s worth of history study at once, but the goal is to go through this same general outline 3 times by the end of high school, just with more attention to detail and in greater depth….AND you can use the same outline for ALL ages at one time! Just tailor the reading materials and objectives a bit and VOILA ! Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely worth the time ! It is quite easy to also incorporate corresponding literature, science, art, geography, etc if you use this outline as a spine. It actually made planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake ! I will be posting details of how I did that and what resources I used.
As we studied, we each kept a 3-ring binder- our ‘all in one place’ time line.
We filled it with notes, coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history). 😀 In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important leaders, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.
Scroll all the way to the bottom for some pictures from one of my children’s binder.
Under each heading, I included my objectives for each “section”. Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope it is helpful at least to get the creativity flowing !
You feed them and rock them to sleep; you teach them how to talk, and walk, and run, and jump, and how to tie their shoes. You teach them how to ride a bike . You teach them to drive a car. You teach them to be strong and confident in who they are. You teach them how to reason and think for themselves.
So, what happens when they do that…BUT “thinking for themselves” looks a whole lot more like defiance and rebellion?
Truthfully, there’s a lot you can’t do. You can’t control another human being…this includes your child. You can’t monitor them 24/7 or make good choices for them. You can’t control the inevitable consequences that come into your life via your “prodigal”.
And you just can’t “fix” them. However out of control things seem, there are some things
you can do right now! I am the mom of a child who is living in the “far country”, far from our family, and far from God. I have felt ashamed and frustrated and like I have failed at the very thing I had devoted my entire adult life to. Then one day as I was chatting with a few other moms, one of them tearfully shared her pain in dealing with her own difficult child. She is an amazing mom, by the way. HOW did I not know? WHY didn’t we talk to each other sooner?
And guess what?! She and I weren’t the only ones.
Since that conversation, the love and support that has come out of that one brave exchange has been invaluable. These thoughts are written from my own experiences. Everyone’s situations are different. Whatever yours may be, I hope that in some small way, the lessons I have struggled to learn will be helpful to you and will bring you hope! Continue reading 5 Helps for Parenting a Prodigal→