Frequently Asked Questions about BP
You can find BP reps at all these conventions:
- St. Charles, MO: GHSC, March 16-18 – Julia speaking
- Round Rock, TX: TTD, March 23-25 – BP Vendor speaking
- Chapel Rock, IN: IAHE, March 24-25
- Greenville, SC: GHSC, March 30-April 1 – Julia speaking
- Cincinnati, OH: GHSC, April 13-15 – Julia speaking
- Anchorage, AL: APHEA, April 21-22 – Julia speaking
- Allen, TX: THSC, April 27-29 – BP Vendor workshop
- Wichita, KS: TPA, April 28-29
- Soldotna, AL: IDEA, May 2-3
- Anchorage, AL: IDEA, May 4-5
- Nashville, TN: TTD, May 4-7 – Julia speaking
- Sioux Falls, SD: CHCSD, May 6-7 – BP Vendor workshop
- York, PA: CHAP, May 12-13 – BP Vendor workshop
- Bourbonnaise, IL: ICHE, May 18-20
- Orlando, FL: FPEA, May 25-27
- Winston-Salem, NC: NCHE, May 25-27 – Julia speaking
- Woodlands, TX: THSC, June 1-3 – BP Vendor workshop
- Des Moines, IA: NICHE, June 9-10
- Richmond, VA: HEAV, June 8-10
- Denver, CO: CHEC, June 15-17
- Ontario, CA: GHSC, June 15-17 – Julia speaking
- Pittsburgh, PA: ACCS, June 21-24
- Albuquerque, NM: CAPE, June 23-24 – BP Vendor workshop
- Round Rock, Texas: GHSC, July 6-8 – Julia speaking
- Phoenix, AZ: AFHE, July 14-15 – BP Vendor workshop
- Atlanta, GA: SEHE, July 28-29
BP is perfect for big families. The beauty of its design is that all students cover the same topics at the same time, yet each student has readings and assignments chosen especially for his or her age. The Family Guide offers supplemental readings to go with every lesson in the Companion/Remember the Days. These readings are divided by grade level– K-2, 3-5, 5-8 and 8-12. Younger students may read simple stories, while older ones may read thought-provoking commentary.
BP offers four Cool Histories for four different grade levels. The youngest students get the simplest questions; while the oldest may get open-ended questions with no right or wrong answer. BP also offers two levels of Hands-On Maps.
The BP Discussion Guide gives great props for family discussion time. It is especially helpful for bringing Christian worldview into your discussions.
The BP Craft Book offers a fun way to pull the family together. Students of different ages can work together on the same crafts, sharing what they’re learning with each other.
The BP Timeline is another fun activity for the whole family. All your students can build one together, either on a wall or in notebook form.
The BP Coloring Book can be enjoyed by everyone.
BP works great with co-ops and schools! Actually, BP was born in a homeschool cooperative, so it is specifically designed to make teachers’ lives easier. If your co-op or school is interested in BP, then just email email@example.com. We can help you discern how best to implement BP, and we offer group and school discounts.
We want our Littles to LOVE history, and so we focus on making it FUN. If you’re using Remember the Days, then focus on the story parts. Don’t try to read everything. The Story of the World can be a good additional spine for Littles. Be sure to do the Globe Fun section of each Cool History for Littles page. Also consider:
- Building a Timeline
- Choosing a fun craft from the Craft Book
- Reading extra books from the Family Guide
- Coloring pages from the Coloring Book.
Building a Hands-On Notebooking project book.
Be careful not to do too much. If your Littles moan about doing history, then you may need to back off a bit.
Click HERE to see how to use BP for high school credit.
What are the differences between Cool History for Upper Middles and Cool History for Advanced?
Cool History for Upper Middles contains mostly short-answer questions, plus a few thought-provoking questions designed to challenge middle school students. Cool History for Advanced is more scholarly, requiring more writing. Each CHA assignment has four types of questions: fill-in-the-blank, short answer, short essay and research essay. The fill-in-the-blank questions are not as easy as they look! Students really have to think to fill these in correctly. Some of the Advanced essay questions are completely open-ended, with no right or wrong answer.
Both the CHUM and CHA come with tests. That way, an 8th or 9th grader who isn’t quite ready for CHA can still receive high school credit.
No. We have many Upper Middles and Advanced students who build Timelines. They are an activity that all ages can enjoy.
In general, the Companion is color-coded as follows. The narrative of history usually appears in black-on-white text in prose form, timeline form or combined prose/timeline form. Definitions, charts, Fascinating Facts and so on appear in black text on colored backgrounds. The Companion is not color-coded according to students. The colors and pictures are there to make each page more child-friendly and exciting.
We are happy to renew any lost e-books within one year of purchase, provided you bought them directly from us. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, give us the email address you used when you ordered, and tell us exactly what you need renewed. We don’t renew older e-books because our products are always changing. If you need your e-books for longer than one year, then we recommend saving them to a thumb drive.
Every order comes with a link to a free e-book answer key. Just click the link, download the file and save it in a folder titled “BiblioPlan.” If your link has expired, then email email@example.com; we’ll gladly renew it for you. The renewed link will go to the email address you used for the order, so be watchful if you have more than one address.
If you ordered from Rainbow Resources or Christian Book Distributors, then they should send you answer keys. If not, then email a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the keys. If you bought your material used, then we charge $5 per answer key. Send a request to email@example.com and we will invoice you for the total.
If you bought directly from BP in the past, then we offer a free e-book update of the FAMILY GUIDE ONLY. This is no small gift. We update our guides often, spending hours and hours to keep them fresh and accurate. We do ask that you support our business by making at least one new purchase from BP. Send us the receipt and the email you used to order, and we’ll send you the newest version of the Family Guide. We don’t offer free updates of any other products.
We’re sorry, but we can’t accept E-book returns. Please understand that once you’ve downloaded our materials, there is no way to return them. We do accept hardcopy returns; however, we must ask buyers to (1) return their books in unused condition; (2) return them within two weeks of receipt; and (3) pay shipping plus 3% credit card fees if applicable. A 20% fee will be charged for damaged books.
Yes. BP has incorporated the Classical Conversations cards into the Family Guide so that BP users can match up their cards with our scope and sequence.
Classical Conversations has three cycles. Cycle 1 is Ancients (Creation to the Fall of Rome). Cycle 2 is World (Fall of Rome to Modern times). Cycle 3 is U.S. History. Families who want to use CC with BP have two options. First, they can follow BP’s schedule, using the CC cards whenever they come up. Second, they can follow this model:
- Cycle 1: Use BP Year One
- Cycle 2: Use BP Year Two
- Cycle 3: Alternate between BP Year Three and Year Four
- Please do not reproduce any BP material on websites or e-mail.
- Please do not re-sell, loan or give any of BiblioPlan’s e-book materials to anyone outside your immediate family.
- Please do not photocopy, scan or otherwise reproduce any of BiblioPlan’s hardcopy materials to re-sell, loan or give to anyone outside your immediate family.
- Co-ops and schools may not buy one e-book version of a product and then share it with everyone in the class! Instead, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk purchasing options.
- BiblioPlan does allow copying within the family. Families may make as many copies of this material as they need for use WITHIN THEIR OWN FAMILY ONLY.
Year One, Ancients is our Biblical history year. The Old Testament section covers the Pentateuch, the history books from Joshua to Esther, and the major and minor prophets. The New Testament section covers the historical parts of the Gospels and Acts.
For years Two through Four, we’ve scheduled extra Bible readings in the Family Guide. High school students cover one Bible book per unit, which comes to 23 books. Younger students go through Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the parables of Jesus.
Our Discussion Guide integrates Bible throughout all four years, wherever it is relevant.
The Family Guide offers memory work options that include Bible.
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative, infallible and inerrant Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life and to perform good works.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost– they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.*
*Adapted from HSLDA and from the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith