Free Homeschool History Curriculum

Homeschool World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)

FREE Homeschool World History Plan:
A Chronological Study & Explanation


Are you planning to study Ancient 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 Ancient History Curriculum series is FREE


This will NOT be another expensive curriculum that you’ll be stuck with for a year.
If it doesn’t suit your family, you haven’t lost anything  🙂
Give the whole series a try…or grab the parts out that you like and add it to the history curriculum you’re already using!

If you landed here and you are trying to find curriculum that is a good fit for your family, or the one you’re using is NOT working, please check out this post on how to choose the BEST homeschool curriculum for YOUR family!

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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   and  Modern American History to the series as well- spanning from the Vikings through the new Millennium!).
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 using 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 your curriculum and resources 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 !  If you’re not feeling confident in this, please email me!  I’d love to share how we did this in our family!

Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely a bonus !

Using a chronological approach to history 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.  You will find lots of ideas for related subject matter in my book lists for each part of the series.
If you’d like to see an example of this type of unit, I have written a series of American History units for the historical American Girl Dolls.  Each unit covers Literature, Grammar, Writing, Bible, Science, Geography, Art and Music, Critical Thinking Skills, and more!
You can check the overview of these units here-  American Girl History Units Overview
It actually makes planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake !
These would also be GREAT to add to the FREE American History Curriculum series as well!

If you’re new to homeschooling, or haven’t tried this type of all in one yet, here are just a few suggestions for taking this series and turning it into a complete curriculum.

*Start with
+Section 1: The History of Ancient Civilizations and the OT Peoples
You will find the complete FREE daily lesson plans in the link above.

*Note:  I used 2 main history books as the spine for the entire Free History Curriculum series- A Child’s History of the World by Virgil Hilyer (CHOW) and The Story of the World” series by Susan Wise Bauer (SOTW).   HOWEVER, these (and all the other books I listed) are just a suggestion.  You can use one of them, all of them, another text you already have, or none of them at all!  Each daily lesson has TONS of online reading links, hands-on project suggestions, and  other options to fully explore the given topic.

*Add in

+Good Literature
(Living Books, both  historical fiction & non-fiction)
You can find a post of my absolute favorite history books –>Top 10 History Books For Kids
It is WAY WAY more than 10 books, it is the ULTIMATE list of books for teaching history!  😀
I have also put together Great Book Lists for each Ancient History Section in the series.  I’ve included movies, hands-on guides, craft kits, etc in these 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

+Art/Artist studies from the suggested resources lists above
+Geography is included in each lesson  (see Places list in each section)
+Science resources to go along with each ancient section can be found in the Book Lists above !
+Hands-on Projects which can be found in the Book Lists, and I am always pinning  FREE ideas I find in my
 Ancient History Pinterest Boards
+Math (most people like to use their own favorite math curriculum separately-  BUT be sure to point out mathematical advances, discoveries, etc as you come across them.  Feel FREE to be creative about teaching math!  There is a super fun series of Math books that play off Middle Ages for example- Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens” and  “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi” were some of our favorites!  This is a great way to tie in the era you are studying with math skills you are working on!
+Songs, Stories, and other FUN!
I’m working on adding this series of “extras” for History that will add another layer of learning!
+Top 10 History PODCASTS
+Top 10 History SONGS
+Top 10 History TIMELINES
+Top 10 History AUDIOBOOKS
+Top 10 History MOVIES
+Top 10 History BOOKS
+Top 10 History GAMES
+Top 10 History HANDS-ON
+Top 10 History PRINTABLES
+Top 10 History FIELD TRIPS
And a bonus…
+Top 10 History for the HOLIDAYS

+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), or you just have some questions about how you can make this work for your family, PLEASE email me!  I’d love to hear from you!
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com

 


**If you just want to see the outlines for this entire series, just keep on scrolling down!**


 

Questions?  Want to know more?  Read on…

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 !  Also, if you are teaching multiple ages at once, the Littles can simply join in from whatever section you are working on.  This is why the rotation is PERFECT !

How We Used This History Curriculum-

Last little bit….
As we studied through each section of history, we each kept our own 3-ring binder-  an ‘all in one place’  timeline.  We filled the binders with fun facts, coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history).  We even added brochures from the art museum and other field trips that tied into our ancient studies!  In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important people, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.
You will see how to add these pages to your binders in the actual posts covering each Ancient section of history.

I have included a set of learning objectives for each section of the curriculum as well  (below and each subsequent post).
Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope this is helpful at least to give you a solid outline and get the creativity flowing  !
I mean for this Free Ancient History Curriculum series to stir a sense of FREEDOM and JOY of learning in your family!  Please know I expect you to disregard some of my ideas and replace them with the ones that ignite curiosity and passion in your own family!!
*Scroll all the way to the bottom for some pictures from one of my children’s binder.

*Last Note:
If you are going to use this entire curriculum and would like to purchase ALL the printables, History Cards, Fascinating Facts pages, and PDF Versions of this entire series, you can find that in my Book Store->

Homeschool Ancient History Printables


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History of Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament Curriculum Outline

1. Creation
2. Adam & Eve                        (4,100 BC approx)
3.  Cain & Abel                        (4,000 BC)
4.  The Wicked                        (2,000 BC)
5.  Noah & The Flood            (2,350 BC)
6. Abraham                             (2,170 BC)
7. Isaac & Rebekah                (2,026 BC)
8. Jacob & Esau                     (2,000 BC)
9. Jacob Returns                    (1,920 BC)
10. Joseph                               (1,915 BC)

*Some of the dates below may be estimates or disagreed upon even by the experts !  You may want to research this for yourself and make any adjustments you see fit.

*Click to go to other COMPANION posts and resources for this Section –>

+FREE History of Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament Curriculum Lesson Plans
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Great Books Reading List !  
+FREE Ancient Civilizations / Old Testament Printable History Cards
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Printable PDF Version
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations Printable PDF 

+Ancient Civilizations/OT History BUNDLE
Ancient Civilizations History for kids printables

The Printable Ancient Civilizations/OT History Cards are FREE right now ! 
Click the image below !

Printables for Ancient History

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient Egypt and Ancient China History for kids

History of Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Outline

1. Khufu- The Great Pyramid         (2500 BC)
2. Joseph                                             (1900 BC)
3. Joseph & Potiphar                        (1878 BC)
4. Shang Dynasty/China                  (1860 BC)
5. Queen Hatshepsut                        (1505 BC)
6. Moses                                              (1505 BC)
7. The Exodus
8. Pharaoh Akhenaten & Nefertiti     (1366 BC)

*Click to go to other COMPANION posts and resources for this Section —

+FREE History of Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Lesson Plans
+Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Egypt/China Great Books List !
+Ancient Egypt Printable History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt Printable PDF Version

+Ancient Egypt History Bundle
Ancient Egypt History Printables

 


Ancient Greece Unit FREE Homeschooling !

History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Outline

1. Beginning of “Greek culture”       (1400BC)
2. Trojan War                                      (1200 BC)
3. Greek Alphabet                               (1050 BC)
4. Olympic Games                               ( 776 BC)
5. The Iliad                                           ( 700 BC)
6. Golden Age of Athens                    ( 500 BC)
7. Peloponnesian War                        ( 404-363 BC)
8.  Alexander the Great                      ( 330 BC)
The Macedonians
9. Rome conquers Greece                  ( 146 BC)

*Click to go to other COMPANION posts and resources for this Section —

+FREE History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Lesson Plans
+History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Greece Great Books List !
+Ancient Greece Printable History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece Printable PDF

*Ancient Greece History BUNDLE

Ancient Greece Homeschool History Printables

 


Ancient Rome History Unit Free Homeschooling

History of Ancient Rome Curriculum

1. Romulus                               ( 753 BC)
2. Romans/Etruscans            ( 509 BC)
3. Punic Wars                         ( 264-146 BC)
4. Julius Caesar                     ( 45 BC)
5. Augustus                             ( 27 BC)
6. The Colosseum                 (69-79 BC)
7. Mount Vesuvius                ( 79 BC)
8. Constantine                        ( 306 BC)
9. Roman Empire Falls        ( 476 BC)

 

*Click to go to other COMPANION posts and resources for this Section —

+FREE History of Ancient Rome Curriculum
+Ancient Rome History Curriculum Printable PDF Version

+Ancient Rome Printable History Cards
 +Ancient Rome Great Books Reading List
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome – Printable PDF Version

*Ancient Rome History BUNDLE

Homeschool Ancient Rome History Printables


The Middle Ages History Unit

History of the Middle Ages Curriculum  

1. Dark Ages                             (476 AD)
2. Charlemagne                       (800 AD)
3. Otto I                                     (936 AD)
4. The Crusades                       (1095 AD)
5. The Magna Carta                (1215 AD)
6. Marco Polo                          (1324 AD)
7. The Black Death                 (1334 AD)
8. The Hundred Years War  (1337 AD)
9. Joan of Arc                          (1431 AD)
10. Gutenberg                         (1436 AD)
11. Spanish Inquisition         (1478 AD)
12. Columbus                          (1492 AD)
13. Reformation                      (1517 AD)

*Click to go to other COMPANION posts and resources for this Section —

+FREE History of the Middle Ages Curriculum
+The Middle Ages History Curriculum Printable PDF Version
+The Middle Ages Printable History Cards 
+History of the Middle Ages Great Books List
+FREE 21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages
+21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages Printable PDF 

+Middle Ages History BUNDLE

Homeschool Middle Ages History Printables

 



**If you are continuing the history cycle on to 
FREE Early American History
or  FREE Modern American History,  you can find that by clicking the links above or the images below ! 🙂

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*You can find the entire series of Printable Ancient History Cards and also the entire FREE Ancient History Curriculum in Printable PDF Versions in these Bundles !

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If you are going to use this entire curriculum and would like to purchase ALL the printables, History Cards, Fascinating Facts pages, and PDF Versions of this entire series, you can find the COMPLETE Ancient History Bundle in the Book Store->

Homeschool Ancient History Printables


**Some sample pages of our history binder/timelines-

Timeline Binder      World history binder

 

 

 

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creation, adam and eve, scissors, colored pencils

 


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Ancient Greece History Curriculum
Ancient Rome History Curriculum
Middle Ages History Curriculum

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+Top 10 History PODCASTS
+Top 10 History SONGS
+Top 10 History TIMELINES
+Top 10 History AUDIOBOOKS
+Top 10 History MOVIES
+Top 10 History BOOKS
+Top 10 History GAMES
+Top 10 History HANDS-ON
+Top 10 History PRINTABLES
+Top 10 History FIELD TRIPS

And a bonus…
+Top 10 History for the HOLIDAYS

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