HomeGrownKid’s Scope & Sequence for World History

Birth to age 9 ( birth -G4)
Old Testament History (Egypt, Israel, Mesopotamia) 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. Use booklist from Heart of Wisdom.

Age 10-13 or (G5 – G8)
Review the same cycle but in greater depth. Discuss 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! Use the booklist from Heart of Wisdom.

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,
  • “A Brief Story of the World” by Niver,
  • “Streams of Civilisation”,
  • “Western Civilisation” by J. Spielvogel
  • Diana Waring Guides
  • Sonlight History Core
  • TruthQuest History Guides” or
  • Exploring World History” by Ray Notgrass.
  • 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 books, and a Kingfisher or Usborne type History Encyclopedia. Use the booklist from Heart of Wisdom.