Early Modern & Epistles


With these wonderful living books your family will study both World and American history, getting to know the people and events of Early Modern times (about 1550 to 1850). Geography will focus on North America. Bible lessons will include several epistles. Older students will work on a six-year project of looking for doctrinal truths as they read through the Bible.

Early Modern & Epistles history lesson plans

Daily lesson plans scheduling these books are available in Early Modern & Epistles.

Book List for History, Geography, Bible

Read the books listed under Family to all the students together. Add the grade-level books as individual reads for any children you have in those grades. For example, if you have students in grades 6 and 10, you will want to get the books under Family, Grades 4–6, and Grades 10–12.

[SCM]: Available from SCM
[Book Store]: Purchase from your favorite book store
[Library]: Check your library
[Public Domain]: Available free in the public domain

(AH) = American History book, so if you are in a different country you can easily identify and substitute books as desired.

You can also view all the books below in the CM Bookfinder for easy scheduling in our CM Organizer.

Family (all students)

Plus . . .
Grades 1–3

Grades 4–6

Grades 7–9

Grades 10–12

Note: We recommend that grades 10–12 students add an American Government course either during the Modern Times study next year or complete part of it this year and part of it next year. One possibility might be Exploring Government from Notgrass Publishing, taken at a slower pace.

We also recommend that grades 9–12 students read about and discuss current events. Selected articles from World magazine or website work well.

Bonus Titles

Here are more great titles that you can use for substitutions or leisure reading or to create your own heritage history stream as desired. We will add to this list as we discover and review more new-to-us books.

Grades 1–3

Grades 1–6

Grades 3–5

Grades 3–12

Grades 4–6

Grades 4–8

Grades 5–9

Grades 7–9

Grades 7–12

Grades 9–12

Grades 10–12