Study history, geography, and Bible together as a family!
This year of lesson plans features the accounts of Joshua to Malachi, including a study of Ancient Greece and its interactions with Persia—especially her kings who are mentioned in the Old Testament: Darius, Xerxes, Artaxerxes, Cyrus—along with Italy, Sicily, Macedonia, Syria, Judea and Jerusalem, Babylon, Libya, and Egypt. Geography centers around the Middle East, where so much of the Old Testament took place. Older students add more history and geography books, plus a timeless study of Proverbs.
The Charlotte Mason-style lesson plans
- Make the ancient world come alive through living books and Bible readings.
- 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.
- Help all your students, grades 1–12, see how Bible events fit into history.
- Connect geography to the people who lived there—both past and present.
- 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 Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece study, we suggest that students should be awarded 1⁄2 credit for History/Geography and 1⁄2 credit for Bible.
The lesson plans in Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this, with older students also spending time on additional assignments:
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!