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Monday, May 18, 2015

High School History Scope and Sequence


Previously, we published history scopes and sequences for middle through high school. Today I heard from a mom who wanted a chronological scope and sequence, starting with the ancients and ending with modern, just for high school, so I put together some ideas for her. Following are three different scopes and sequences to help you plan your own high school history courses.

Chronological History Scope and Sequence
High School
Note: These are suggestions. Parents can adjust the scope and sequence to fit their homeschool. For example, if there is an interest in specifically studying Imperial Russia or the Crusades, those courses could be switched out with some of the courses below.

Based on a 24-week schedule
Before Beginning 9th grade
Foundations of Christian Historiography (4 weeks)

9th Grade (Ancient History)
The Glory of Ancient Greece (12 Weeks)
The Life and Times of the Ancient Romans (12 weeks)

10th Grade (European History)
Catholic Middle Ages (12 weeks)
The Rending of Christendom; 1417-1648 (12 weeks)

11th Grade (American History)
Early American History; 1492 to 1763 (12 weeks)
U.S. History: Revolution, Republic and Union; 1763-1865 (12 weeks)

12th Grade (World History)
Modern History; 1865 - 2000 (12 weeks)
World History; 12 Inventions That Revolutionized the World (12 weeks)


Based on a 36-week schedule
Before Beginning 9th grade
Foundations of Christian Historiography (4 weeks)

9th Grade (Ancient History)
Dawn of History: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Persia (12 weeks)
The Glory of Ancient Greece (12 Weeks)
The Life and Times of the Ancient Romans (12 weeks)

10th Grade (European History) 
Catholic Middle Ages (12 weeks)
The Rending of Christendom (1417-1648) (12 weeks)
Early Modern Europe; 1648-1789 (12 weeks)

11th Grade (American History)
Early American History; 1492 to 1763 (12 weeks)
U.S. History: Revolution, Republic and Union; 1763-1865 (12 weeks)
Modern US History; 1865 - 2000 (12 weeks)

12th Grade (World History)
The History of Latin America (14 weeks)
Modern European History; 1789-1991 (14 weeks)
World History; 12 Inventions That Revolutionized the World (12 weeks)
Note: Unlimited Access courses are self-paced. Students could either double up lectures some weeks to finish their senior year in 36 weeks, skip a couple of weeks in the first two courses, or work into the summer.


Using the Catholic Textbook Project Series with Christopher Zehnder
9th Grade 
Light to the Nations I: A History of Christian Civilization, Christ to 1750 (24 weeks)

10th Grade 
Making of the Modern World (24 weeks)

11th Grade 
Characters of the Reformation and Enlightenment (24 weeks) (Tentative 2017)

12th Grade 
North American History: From Columbus to the 20th Century (24 Weeks)



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