Thursday, June 08, 2017

High School: Teaching Modern U.S. and World History

Many parents question their ability to teach their high schoolers at home, but we believe that there is no reason to fear the high school years! And we're here to help. Here's our newest high school level study. It's chock full of great literature because we also believe that just because you're teaching high school level students doesn't mean you have to start using dry, boring textbooks. The high school years provide a unique opportunity to read some of the best historical literature available! These books provide a unique lens through which to view the course of human events and provide training in writing style, critical thinking skills, geography, and much more. The books you see pictured here make up our Modern U.S. and World History study and they're books from world renowned historians, biographers, and writers. Classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Rifles for Watie, The Hiding Place, and The Jungle bring color to the black and white annuls of history. Tales of courage like Unbroken and Lost Names inspire character traits we seek to nurture in our children. And the study guide brings it all together with historical and author notes, lesson plans, vocabulary, mapping activities, writing assignments, websites, additional book and movie recommendations and much more. Check out these sample pages from the study guide
If you're curious to hear from a family who used this study, check out this review. And if you've used it, chime in in the comments and let us know what you thought. 

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  1. We plan to use this one with our tenth (advanced reader) grader next year! Would love it if BFB would update/revise their Ancient History study for college bound students. The books in that curriculum seem to be pretty low grade level. We would love to use a more advanced level of BFB Ancient History for our senior year.

  2. Hi Amy,
    That is our plan! We are looking at updating/expanding our Ancient History guide in the next 1-2 years. Hopefully it will be done by the time you need it. These expansions and revisions always end up taking quite a bit of time as we sort through the literature options and then rewrite the guide from the ground up, but we are in the early stages of literature scouting for a new Ancient History guide!

  3. Rebecca! You just made my day!!! :) I will pray you find the resources needed to update this wonderful Ancient History curriculum in time for our Senior year (which will be 2019/2020)! He is looking forward to reading books like The Odyssey, Iliad and Homer!

    Thank you so much!

    ~many blessings

    P.S. In choosing our curriculum for next year, my son stated he didn't care what we used as long as we didn't give up our BFB for history! ;) That says a LOT! :)

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