Welcome to BiblioPlan for Families!

BiblioPlan is a four-year classical history curriculum that covers Biblical History, World History, U.S. History, Church History and more, beginning at Creation and continuing through modern times. Two unique resources make BiblioPlan easily adaptable for students of all ages, K – 12:

  • Our reading guide, the Family Guide, identifies the best history and literature readings for four different grade levels— K – 2, 2 – 6, 6 – 8 and 8 – 12.
  • Our Christian-worldview textbook, the Companion, provides a common “spine” for all ages— a framework for understanding where each history and literature reading fits into the overall narrative of history.

These resources make BiblioPlan particularly helpful for large families, or for teachers who teach more than one grade level. Large families and teachers often face the tough problem of trying to teach different eras of history to students of different ages, all at the same time. BiblioPlan solves this problem by allowing students of different ages to work together, which provides several benefits:

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

Another benefit of the BiblioPlan system is repetition. Often when teaching history, once is not enough. Modern-day students typically receive less than one year of instruction in ancient and/or medieval history , often in elementary school. BiblioPlan students, on the other hand, may cycle through ancient and medieval history three times over the course of twelve years, once each in elementary, middle and high school— which makes them much more likely to retain what they’ve learned. In our ideal world, BiblioPlan students cover our Ancients year three times, Medieval three times, Early Modern three times and Modern three times— delving deeper into the subject matter each time, reading more primary sources each time, completing harder assignments each time.

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 each. Year Two covers the early church, the medieval church and the Protestant Reformation. Year Three continues Church History with stories from the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Awakening and the Second Great Awakening. Year Four covers missionary biographies.

BiblioPlan’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. and World History from 1600-1850, with Missionary Highlights and U.S. Geography
  • Year Four: Modern covers U.S. and World History from 1850-2000, with Missionary Highlights and U.S. Geography

For each of these four years, BiblioPlan offers all these helpful resources:

  1. The Family Guide: The Family Guide is a reading guide that provides concise, detailed reading assignments for a four-year study of Biblical History, World History, U.S. History, Church History and more. With the Family Guide, there’s no need to write lesson plans, because they’re already done! The Family Guide identifies the best history and literature resources for your students to read, and then lets you choose which ones to assign.

  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 excite student interest. 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 designed to help students, parents and teachers and get the most out of the time they spend together. Discussion can be as essential as writing, for both require students to organize their thoughts and wrestle with their beliefs.

  4. Cool Histories: Cool Histories are weekly assignment sheets based on the lessons in the Family Guide and Companion. BiblioPlan 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 lessons in the Family Guide and Companion. BiblioPlan 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 the appropriate 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. Craft Books: Craft Books are colorful collections of arts, crafts and activities to go along with the lessons in the Family Guide and Companion.

  8. Coloring Books: Coloring Books are collections of simple sketches from history for the little ones to color.

  9. Teacher's Guides: Teacher's Guides contain complete lesson plans, discussion guides, craft ideas, answer keys-- everything a homeschool cooperative or Christian school teacher needs!

We now offer BiblioPlan for Christian

Schools and Co-ops!

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