Today I’m sharing with you Why We Changed our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School and what we changed it to. For many years I have had in my mind a couple of curricula that I was pretty sure we’d use in high school for history. Both are Christian-based and written by awesome ladies I just love!
But I have discovered another Christian-based curriculum, written by another lady I just love! It’s called Tapestry of Grace.
Last year our family began using Tapestry of Grace. The style is classical education, so this year my oldest is in the Rhetoric stage.
Here are several things I love about the history curriculum:
- It’s in a 4-year cycle. Last year we did Year 4, which was 20th Century history. (And, you may remember that I wrote a 20th Century Music Appreciation course that I taught to the kids that is now available for purchase!) This year we are doing Year 1, which is Ancient History.
- It’s biblically based. Even though all the books they are reading aren’t written by Christian authors, the curriculum itself guides the students into looking at the history (or literature, philosophy, government, etc.) through a biblical worldview.
- The kids are give specific reading assignments from Living Books (real books, not textbooks) and questions to answer as they read which will be the basis for the week’s discussion.
- There are discussions associated with every week’s lesson. This is one of the most awesome features of the curriculum. It has an actual discussion script that the the mom or teacher uses to guide the student through a socratic discussion to learn how to analyze and synthesize the material they are studying. This is for both history and literature. (By the way, for next month’s homeschool high school blog hop, I’ll explain more about socratic discussion.)
- We are using Tapestry of Grace in a co-op, called a Fellowship Group. It is so wonderful! There will be 7 students in my son’s Rhetoric (high school) class.
I highly recommend you look into Tapestry of Grace. They have samples. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out my music appreciation curriculum. I have samples, too! And it’s half price until 8/31. Only $12.50–snag it now!
Here are the other posts I have in my Homeschool High School Series:
- The How-To Book for homeschool high school
- Choosing the Coursework–What classes should my student take in order to graduate from homeschool high school?
- Using a 4-Year High School Planner for homeschool high school
- Our Curriculum Choices for homeschool high school
- The Top Tip for Planning Homeschool High School
- Homeschool High School Public Speaking, Drama, Speech, and Debate
Now, for some more informative reading about Math, Science, and History in Homeschool High School, here is the blog hop. And join us the last Wednesday of September when we’ll be sharing about Language Arts in the Homeschool High School!
Home School High School Hosts Share this Month:
- Chareen from Every Bed of Roses – Math, Science, Biology and History in the High School Years
- Jennifer from A Glimpse of Our Life – High School Language Arts
- Lisa from Golden Grasses – Math, Science, History- Homeschooling High School
- Dawn from Double O Farms – Math, Science, and History During the High School Years
- Kym from Homeschool Coffee Break – Homeschooling High School – Math, Science, and History Round-Up
- Michele from Family, Faith and Fridays – Numbers and Atoms
- Wendy from Life at Rossmont – Homeschooling High School: Maths, Sciences, and History
- Debbie from Debbie’s Homeschool Corner – Afraid of High School Science?
- Carol from Home Sweet Life – Math and Science in High School ~ What’s a Mom To Do?
- Tess from Circling Through This Life – Teaching High School Math and Science: Resources
- Meg from Adventures with Jude – High School Math and Science
- Gena from I Choose Joy! – Why We Changed Our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School
- Cristi from Through the Calm and Through the Storm – Two Plus Two Equals Calculus
- Laura from Day by Day in Our World – History and Science for High School | Stress Free Teaching
- Leah from As We Walk Along the Road –
- Debra from Footprints in the Butter –
- April from ElCloud Homeschool –
- Erica from Be The One –