Welcome to BiblioPlan!

BiblioPlan is a four-year classical history curriculum for home schoolers, home school cooperatives and Christian schools, grades K – 12. BP covers World History, Biblical History, U.S. History, Church History, Geography and more, starting at Creation and continuing through modern times.

If you’re looking for a flexible history program, then BP is for you! Parents and teachers can assign as much or as little work as they choose, whatever fits their students’ needs. BP’s flexibility starts with two core products: the Family Guide and the Companion.

  1. The Family Guide is a resource guide that identifies the best history and literature readings for four different grade levels: K – 2, 2 – 6, 6 – 8 and 8 – 12. This makes it a great tool for parents and teachers who like the living books approach.

  2. The Companion is a Christian-worldview textbook for all ages. It provides a framework for understanding where each living book fits into the overall narrative of history.

For Year Two and Year Three, BP now offers a second textbook: Remember the Days. Our new series covers most of the same topics as the Companion, and in the same weeks of study. But it is written especially for grades K - 6, with more fun stories for younger readers. BP hopes to add two more Remember the Days books over the next two years.

The flexibility of BP makes it especially helpful for large families, or for teachers who teach more than one grade level. Large families often face the tough problem of trying to teach different eras of history to students of different ages, all at the same time. BP solves this problem by allowing students of different ages to work together! This provides several benefits:

  • It saves parents and teachers the stress of keeping track of multiple eras at the same time.
  • It saves the expense of buying multiple curricula.
  • It allows older students to help younger students with their assignments.
  • It allows students of all ages to make memories together working on the same or similar crafts.

Another benefit of BP is repetition. For most students, once is not enough! So BP students cycle around. They start with one year of Ancient History; followed by one year each of Medieval History, Early Modern History and Modern History. Then they start over with Ancients again. In twelve years, students can cover Ancients three times, Medieval three times, Early Modern three times and Modern three times. Each time, they delve deeper into the subject matter, reading more primary sources and completing harder assignments. Repetition helps students retain what they’ve learned!

Yet another benefit is the way BiblioPlan weaves Biblical and Church History into the overall historical narrative. Year One covers Biblical history side-by-side with secular history, providing the ideal context for understanding both. Year Two covers the early church, the medieval church and the Protestant Reformation. Year Three continues with the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Awakening and more. Year Four covers mainly missionary biographies.

BP’s survey of history is divided into four years:

  • Year One: Ancients covers Ancient and Biblical History from Creation to the Fall of Rome, with World Geography
  • Year Two: Medieval covers Medieval and Church History from the Fall of Rome to the Renaissance, with World Geography
  • Year Three: Early Modern covers U.S., World and Church History from 1600-1850, with U.S. Geography
  • Year Four: Modern covers U.S. and World History from 1850-2000, with Missionary Highlights and U.S. Geography

For each year, BiblioPlan offers all these helpful products:

  1. The Family Guide: The Family Guide is our resource guide. It identifies the best history and literature resources for your students to read, and then lets you choose which ones to assign. It also offers writing assignments, memory work, craft ideas, video options and more.

  2. The Companion: The Companion is both a textbook and an enrichment supplement. For older students, the Companion serves as a textbook, providing a running historical narrative from Creation through modern times. For younger students, the Companion serves as an enrichment supplement, filled with Fascinating Facts to study. Each Companion interweaves God’s Word and Church History with the overall narrative of history, helping students understand the Christian themes and connections that reappear throughout.

  3. The Discussion Guide: The Discussion Guide is a parent/teacher aid that helps you get the most out of the time you spend with your students. Discussion times help students organize their thoughts and wrestle with their beliefs.

  4. Cool Histories: Cool Histories are weekly assignment sheets based on the readings from the Companion/Remember the Days. BP offers four different Cool Histories for four different age/grade levels: Littles (Grades K-2), Middles (Grades 2-6), Upper Middles (Grades 6-8) and Advanced (Grades 8-12). The Upper Middles and Advanced levels include unit tests.

  5. Hands-On Maps: Hands-On Maps are weekly geography assignments based on the readings from the Companion/Remember the Days. BP offers two different Hands-On Maps for two different age/grade levels: Middles (Grades 2-8) and Advanced (Grades 8-12). The Advanced level includes unit tests.

  6. Timelines: Timelines are special books with two sections: a picture section with several cutouts for each lesson, and a flowchart with captions for each cutout. Each week, students cut out their figures and paste them in the proper place on their flowcharts, illustrating where each figure fits into the narrative of history. At year’s end, students have keepsake books to remind them what they’ve learned, as well as which historical figures were contemporary with other figures from different parts of the world.

  7. Hands-On Notebooking: Hands-On Notebooking is a fun set of notebooking projects that cover the U.S. states, U.S. presidents and countries of the world.

  8. Craft Books: Craft Books are colorful collections of arts, crafts and activities to go along with your lessons.

  9. Coloring Books: Coloring Books are collections of simple sketches from history for students to color.

  10. Teacher's Guides: Teacher's Guides are special resources for homeschool cooperatives and Christian schools.

We now offer BiblioPlan for Christian

Schools and Co-ops!

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