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History Cycle




Like most literature-based curricula with a Christian worldview, we study history chronologically, beginning with Creation.

But most of them rotate through history every four years.  We initially tried that history cycle with our kids, too –but unfortunately, by the time the Ancient period rolled around again four years later – my younger kids didn’t remember a thing!

So we follow a different history rotation with our curriculum.  In fact, we repeat the history cycle each year.

After a year, even your youngest children will recall that the Middle Ages were the time of kings, knights and castles.  They will remember enough the next year to be able to connect new information to the old information…which is the way we learn.

Each year you may study different aspects of each historical period: One year, focus on the daily life or the prominent people. Another year, the battles or the technological and scientific achievements.  It’s your choice!

Year builds upon year, layer by layer.

You go deeper and deeper into each time period – you just do it over the years instead of studying one period at a time for years on end.

The lively pace of moving to fresh material more quickly keeps students engaged and helps them (and their teachers) better understand the flow of history.

How events and people in one part of the world affected another.  How the Black Death that started in Asia, for example, helped to pave the way for Europe’s renaissance.

NEXT, look at our Curriculum Options. Whether you prefer unstructured curriculum tools or “open and go” curriculum, we have you covered!

Tired of the tears (theirs and yours)?


You don’t have to tie them to their chairs to get their school work done.

Instead, make homeschooling an adventure by reading about swashbuckling heroes, damsels in distress, touch-and-go battles and and dangerous escapes.

Immerse your children in the sights and sounds of history through reading excellent books. Bring history, science and fine arts to life by reading our best-of-the-best book suggestions. (A traditional textbook just isn’t going to do this for your kids.)

Like doing things your way?

Put together your own curriculum (history, language arts, science and fine arts) using our chronological history unit study framework with hundreds of pre-read, best-of-the-best book suggestions and assignment ideas (Unit Program Tools).    


Take a deep breath and stop worrying about not covering enough with our open and go Daily Lesson Plans covering history, language arts, science (K-8th) and fine arts.

All done for you and ready to go.


Teaching High Schoolers? Study history and literature by making a model, illustrating a scene from a book, or planning and putting on a Renaissance feast!

(We write essays, too, but not all the time).

Customizable to fit YOUR kids.