Although no one covers "everything there is to know," following a prepared plan will help you to prevent major “holes” in learning.

You can use a plan prepared by someone else such as a scope and sequence in textbooks, the one prepared by World Book, or your state standards. You can also create your own plan using The Checklist.

Here is one possible plan. I've also included links to free unit studies I've created to go with them, if available.

This plan is organized for a six year period. If you continue unit studies in middle and high school, simply repeat the pattern using more difficult materials. I will continue to add to this as I write more resources.

History-Year 1

Ancient World History: Archaeology & the Bible, Creation through the Flood, Ancient Mesopotamia, Conquest of Canaan through Kingdom Years,

Ancient World History: Ancient China, Ancient Japan, Mayas, Incas, Ancient Egypt

US History: Early American Settlements (1600-1732), St. Augustine, Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, Pilgrims, Puritans

US History: Colonial America (1732-1763), 13 Colonies

Beginning Mapping Skills & Current Events

History-Year 2

Ancient World History: Ancient Greece (approx. 8th century BC to 6th century AD)

Ancient World History: Ancient Rome (approx. 753BC-1453AD)

Christmas Unit

US History: American Revolution (1763-1789)

US Government: Presidents/Elections, Government,

Mapping Skills & Current Events

History-Year 3

World History: Middle Ages (476-1400)

World History: Renaissance (approx. 1300-1600), Reformation (1517-1648)

US & World History: Explorers

Mapping Skills & Current Events

History-Year 4

World History: 1700-1800, French Revolution (1789-1799)

US History: The New Nation and Westward Expansion (1789-1849) - Frontier, Gold Rush, Indian Removals, Cattle Drives, War of 1812

State History

US Geography

Mapping Skills & Current Events

History-Year 5

World History: 1800 - 1900

World Geography—Eastern Hemisphere, Country Report

US History: Civil War and Reconstruction (1849-1877), Gilded Age (1877-1889) - Industrial Revolution, Immigration, Labor Unions

Mapping Skills & Current Events

History-Year 6

US History - The Progressive Era (1889-1914)

US & World History - Great War and Jazz Age (1914-1928) - World War I, Prohibition, Roaring 20s

US & World History - Great Depression and World War II (1928-1945) - Stock Market Crash

US & World History - Cold War (1947-1991), Korean War (1950-1953), Vietnam War (1955-1975)

US & World History - Middle East Conflict (1947 - current)

US History - Civil Rights (1954-1968), Space Race (1957-1975), Life in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

World Geography—Western Hemisphere

Mapping Skills & Current Events