Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece

With these books your family will study Bible history from Joshua through Malachi and the history of Ancient Greece, which aligns with much of the Old Testament timeline. Geography will be covered through locating the regions read about and a modern-day look at the Middle East (since many of the events of the Old Testament are centered there). Older students will complete several studies in Proverbs and work on a six-year project of looking for doctrinal truths as they read through the Bible. Daily lesson plans are available in the corresponding book, Joshua through Malachi and Ancient Greece. You can also view all the books below in the CM Bookfinder for easy scheduling in our CM Organizer, and see our suggestions for where to find the books.

Book List for History, Geography, Bible

Family

  • Bible
  • The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber, edited by Christine Miller, Fourth edition (Nothing New Press; The Nothing New Press edition contains revised and expanded material used in the lesson plans which is not included in other editions.)
  • The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Greece portfolio
  • Then and Now Bible Maps from Rose Publishing
  • Visits to the Middle East notebook (one for each student)
  • Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to the Middle East)
  • Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to the Middle East)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3

  • Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles

Grades 4–6

  • Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
  • Herodutus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick
  • Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles

Grades 7–9

  • Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • The Parthenon by Elizabeth Mann
  • The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Wisdom for Life: A Proverbs Bible Study by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander the Great by Alfred Church

Grades 10–12

  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Plutarch Greek Lives, biography of Alexander by Plutarch
  • The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
  • A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  • Wisdom for Life: A Proverbs Bible Study by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

Optional

  • The Big Picture Bible Time Line by Carol Eide (grades 1–6)
  • The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos (grades 1–3)
  • The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
  • The Pearl Diver by Julia Johnson (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
  • Saluki: Hound of the Bedouin by Julia Johnson (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
  • Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
  • Waiting for the Owl’s Call by Gloria Whelan (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)