Study the Bible, geography, and history together as a family!
The fifth in our popular six-book history series, this study walks your family through the exciting Early Modern times (about 1550–1850) of American History and World History. The geography of North America is incorporated, and Family Bible lessons continue to share timeless principles from the New Testament epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus). Additional assignments are provided for older students to dig deeper into those same Bible passages.
The Charlotte Mason-style lesson plans
- Engage your students’ hearts and minds through wonderful living books.
- Help your students listen attentively and recall what was read by narrating.
- Let you teach the whole family together by sharing some books as family read-alouds, then challenging older students with additional reading and writing assignments from other books on the same topic.
- Connect geography to the people who lived there—both past and present.
- Help all your students, grades 1–12, feel at home in Scripture and challenged to keep growing spiritually through short, practical Bible lessons for the whole family and additional corresponding Bible studies for the older students.
- Keep things simple by providing helpful reminders of upcoming resources, teaching tips, and Book of Centuries entries.
Click on the Book List tab to see a full list of the resources needed for these lesson plans.
High School Credit
For the completion of grades 7–9 or 10–12 assignments in this Early Modern & Epistles study, we suggest that students should be awarded 1/2 credit for World History/Geography, 1/2 credit for American History/Geography, and 1⁄3 credit for Bible. (The other half of the American History credit can be found in the Modern Times study.)
The lesson plans in Early Modern & Epistles are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this, with older students also spending time on additional assignments:
This 2nd edition of Early Modern & Epistles, published in 2017, schedules The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Early Modern portfolio and Visits to North America geography notebook. America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 1, is assigned to high school students to round out that series, and suggestions toward high school credits have been added. Also, any hard-to-find or out-of-print books have been replaced. Bible lessons for the entire family are now included in the guide itself, and assignments are scheduled for older students to dig deeper into the same Bible passages with the Growth in the Word Bible study book.
Our History, Geography, and Bible Series
With our six-book series, you will cover the entire Bible, learn history from ancient to modern, and study all the main regions of the world!
& Ancient EgyptCreation—332 B.C.
& Ancient Greece1856 B.C.—146 B.C.
& Ancient Rome753 B.C.—A.D. 476
|Middle Ages, Renaissance,|
Reformation & Epistles394—1550
& Epistles, Revelation1850—2012
Keep It Simple
Combine these History Studies with our Individual Studies and family-combined Enrichment Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum plan!