FREE Homeschool World History Plan:
A Chronological Study & Explanation
Are you planning to study World History this year ?
If the answer is YES, I’ve got you covered!
Can your Teens use this series? YES!
Can your Littles use this series? YES!
It’s written right in the middle, so that by making a few small adjustments,
your whole family can learn together !!
I go into more detail on how to do this below.
And, did I mention that the entire series is FREE ?
Not another expensive curriculum that you’ll be stuck with for a year.
If it doesn’t suit your family, you haven’t lost anything 🙂
Why a Chronological History Study ?
This Free History Series starts with Ancient Civilizations and spans all the way through the Middle Ages (recently I’ve also added Early American History through the Millennium as well!).
When I wrote this outline years ago to use with my own children, my goal was to lay a solid foundation of the basics of each period we studied. Think about each time period as a building block for the next. We moved along gently, at our own pace, and based how much we dug into a topic on the interest we had. We started with the first humans 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 !
Teaching history chronologically also has the added benefit of being able to use whatever your curriculum is for years !!
The goal is to go through this entire series outline at least 3 times over the years (by the end of high school), just with more attention to detail and in greater depth with each rotation…. this is also the way you’ll be able to use this for ALL ages at once !
Just tailor the read alouds, assigned reading, and objectives a bit and VOILA !
Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely a bonus !
Using a chronological approach also makes it quite easy to plan your other subjects for the year as well (think similar to a giant Unit Study) . If your family enjoys that kind of learning, just use this history series as a spine…incorporate corresponding literature, science, art, geography, etc and you’re DONE.
It actually makes planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake !
Here are just a few suggestions for taking these series and turning them into a complete curriculum below.
Start with Section 1: The History of Ancient Civilizations and the OT Peoples
You will find the FREE daily plans there.
-some great literature (both historical fiction & non-fiction) with the
Great Book Lists.
Ancient Civilizations/OT Book List
Ancient Egypt Book List
Ancient Greece Book List
Ancient Rome Book List
Middle Ages Book List
Early American History Book List
Modern American History Book List
-some art/artist studies from suggested resources
-geography is included in each lesson
-I have included some great Science resources to go along with each
ancient section covered !
-some more fun hands-on projects from my all FREE ideas on
Ancient History Pinterest Boards
Email me !
If you’d like to chat more about how this worked for my family of one boy and 2 girls (about 5 years between the oldest and the youngest), PLEASE email me! I love to talk about this kind of thing and would be happy to help you sort it out!
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I’m working on Printables for all the units !
The Printable Ancient Civilzations/OT History Cards are FREE right now !
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Do you have to start at “the beginning”?
Of course not ! You can choose any one of the series and begin right there ! Personally, I loved seeing how all the people and places and events fit together when studied chronologically, but excitement about learning should definitely guide your choice !
How We Used This History Curriculum-
Last little bit….
As we studied through each age of history, 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 the objectives for each “section”.
You can find these listed in the plans for each series.
Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope it is helpful at least to get the creativity flowing !