HomeGrownKid’s Scope & Sequence for world history
Birth to age 9 ( birth -G4)
Old Testament History (Egypt & Sumeria)then Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, Middle Ages, Reformation & Renaissance, …. with read-a-louds. Use the Bible and Bible stories and easy (but not twaddle) biographies, fiction, and use drama, drawing, colouring in and other hands-on activities. Learn the basics of the different cultures.
Age 10-13 or (G5 – G8)
Review the same cycle but in greater depth. begin to look at the possible world-views of people groups and major characters.
Use the Bible, stories and related works, deeper biographies, historical fiction, plays etc not necessarily in chronological order – the time-line or Book of Centuries will tie things in for the student. Books like “Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World” or the “Usborne World history” books are always a hit! Mystery of History is an excellent resource and our absolute favourite is the Heart of Wisdom Unit Studies and Approach.
Age 14 through 17-18 or (G9 – 12)
Time to tie things all together using a chronological and narrative approach. Possible books to use would be: “Picturesque Tale of Progress” by Olive Beaupre Miller, “Story of Mankind” by Van Loon, “A Brief Story of the World” by Niver, “Streams of Civilisation”, “Western Civilisation” by J. Spielvogel or” TruthQuest History Guides”.
Consider biographies, historical fiction and primary sources. Pay particular attention to discussing thoughts and ideas, updating the time-line or Book of Centuries. Tie all studies in with a Book of Centuries (Timeline), good living books, and a Kingfisher or Usborne type History Encyclopaedia.