Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome history lesson plans
Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)


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Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)

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A complete school year of Charlotte Mason history lesson plans covering the accounts of the life of Christ and the early church, woven together with a study of Ancient Rome—the time period in which those events took place. Alongside history lessons, learn about the geography of Europe and enjoy a Bible study of the book of Romans.

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Study history, geography, and Bible together as a family!

The third in our award-winning Charlotte Mason history curriculum, this year of lesson plans makes the world of Ancient Rome come alive for all your students, grades 1–12. The life of Christ and the events of the early church are studied side-by-side with ancient world history. The study of Rome will take you through many lands as you trace its rise and fall: Italy, Greece, Spain, Macedonia, more of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Older students also complete a study of the book of Romans, which was written to believers in Ancient Rome.

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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.

Book List

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High School Credit

For the completion of grades 7–9 or 10–12 assignments in this Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome study, we suggest that students should be awarded 1⁄2 credit for History/Geography and 1⁄2 credit for Bible.

Sample Schedule

The lesson plans in Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome are very doable. Your weekly schedule would look something like this, with older students also spending time on additional assignments:

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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 Egypt
Creation—332 B.C.
& Ancient Greece
1856 B.C.—146 B.C.
& Ancient Rome
753 B.C.—A.D. 476
Middle Ages, Renaissance,
Reformation & Epistles
Early Modern
& Epistles
Modern Times
& Epistles, Revelation

Keep It Simple

Combine these History Studies with our Individual Studies and family-combined Enrichment Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum plan!

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 4 and 8, you will want to get the books under Family, Grades 4–6, and Grades 7–9.

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plus . . .
Grades 1–3

Grades 4–6

Grades 7–9

Grades 10–12

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.

Coming soon!

Additional Information

Weight.84 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × 0.72 in




E-book, Spiral


Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9


Check out these ideas that correspond to Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome. Use them to supplement your study of ancient Rome, the life of Christ, and the early church.

3 reviews for Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome (Charlotte Mason History Curriculum)

  1. dmcvey

    I am really enjoying the detail provided in the curriculum while also allowing me to feel in control of teaching.
    I purchased the Life in Ancient Rome coloring books. I was wondering if there were any notes on how to correspond the illustrations to the lessons.

  2. Lisa Price

    This was our first year to use this curriculum, my daughter who is 12 loved it, the additional books that went along with it were fun and exciting.
    My question for Sonia is since we started in the middle, does it matter which one of these we do next? My idea is to do the one that comes after this one and just continue until we have gone through them all. Thanks for the great website and all that it includes.

    • Jordan Smith

      Glad you’ve enjoyed using Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome! You have the progression exactly right: We recommend going on to the next time period, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation & Epistles, to study history in order. Once you finish Modern Times, Epistles & Revelation, you can start from the beginning again with Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt.

  3. Gabrielle Cooper

    I was wondering how in-depth church history is studied in these guides. Would I need to supplement or is there plenty coverage? Thank you!

    • Amanda Kunzeman

      Hi Gabrielle,

      The first two terms cover the life of Christ. The third term covers the book of Acts and the early church. We use a book during the third term called Peril and Peace to cover the history of the early church through biographies of early Christians.

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