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Welcome to BiblioPlan!
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BiblioPlan is a 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. We divide history into four eras: Ancients, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern. Each era takes one school year to complete. Although it’s good to start with Ancients, students may jump in at any year.
The BP Approach
BP combines a classical survey of history with historic literature. Besides reading history texts, students also read great literature from and about the eras of history they're studying.
BP combines the Charlotte Mason approach with textbooks and workbooks. Like Charlotte Mason, we believe that students learn best from “living books” written by great authors. BP suggests literature, video, audio and other resources to go with every lesson. But BP also writes its own textbooks, workbooks, timeline project books, craft books and more. The textbooks provide context for understanding the living books; while the supplements promote deeper learning.
If you’re looking for a flexible history program, then BP is for you!
BP suggests plenty of extra resources for all levels, from the youngest kindergarteners to the most advanced high schoolers. Parents and teachers can choose whichever resources they like, finding the perfect mix for each student. All students can study the same eras of history at the same time, covering the same topics in the same order. But each student can study in his or her own way, using resources chosen especially for him or her.
The flexibility of BP makes it especially helpful for teachers who teach more than one grade level, or for families with students of all ages.
The BP approach allows students from different grade levels to work together, which provides several benefits. First, it saves parents and teachers the stress of guiding different students through different eras of history. Second, it saves the expense of buying a different curriculum for each student. Third, it allows older students to help younger students with their schoolwork. Fourth, it helps students of all ages make memories together.
How BP Integrates
For Christian parents and teachers, one of the biggest benefits of BP is the way it weaves Biblical and Church History into the overall historical narrative. Year One covers Biblical History side-by-side with World History, providing the ideal context for understanding both. Year Two covers Church History from the early church through the Protestant Reformation. Year Three adds the Thirty Years’ War, the Puritan Migration, the Great Awakening and much more. Year Four adds missionary biographies to history lessons from all around the world. Where most modern histories downplay or denigrate Christianity, BP presents Christianity from a Bible-believing, God-honoring perspective.
More BP Benefits
Yet another benefit of BP is repetition. We’ve found that students tend to forget stories they only hear once. Far better to hear them a second time, or even a third. BP students start with a full year of Ancient History, followed by a year each of Medieval, Early Modern and Modern. Then they start over with Ancients again. In twelve years, students can cover each era three times. They can delve deeper into the subject matter each time, reading more primary sources and completing harder assignments. Those who stick with it come out with a life-long understanding of the flow of history, and how the past sets the stage for the present.
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