Top History Curriculums

In the market for a new history curriculum? We are breaking down seven of the best ones out there, so you can enter curriculum shopping season well informed. 

It’s curriculum shopping season and as you are browsing catalogs, hitting up conventions, and scouring the web, you may ask yourself what the top history curriculum is. Well, the truth of the matter is there is NO perfect curriculum. However, we can break it down and help you find a great curriculum that works for your family.

Here are seven of the top history curriculum out there!

Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University offers Christian homeschool curriculum and distance learning options that seamlessly integrate biblical truth with academic excellence in order to help your child develop critical thinking skills and a love of learning. This textbook based History program is a solid one that is offered in many Christian schools. BJU offers a comprehensive bible based history program that is fairly independent and not teacher intensive.



Sonlight is a literature-based program, with history as it’s “core”. Each core package focuses on one area of history. The instructor’s guides include geography and timeline activities as well as study guides. The best part of Sonlight for many families is the fact that it focuses on the importance of reading high-quality books. They also offer a secular version called Book Shark.


Veritas Press

This curriculum is a self-paced history course. With 5 courses to choose from, each course has 160 class periods covering 32 historical events.  It offers interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and a talking historical character. Veritas Press is sure to motivate your child throughout the entire school year.


Mystery of History

Mystery of History is designed to give parents a break from traditional textbooks. It combines read aloud information with age-appropriate activities to create a multi-sensory history and geography curriculum. It is bible base.


Story of the World 

Story of the World is told in a straightforward, engaging style and covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas–find out what happened around the world in the centuries before our own. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, or for older readers to enjoy alone. Using it will introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations! It is a chronological world history program that is classically based. There are four volumes available as well as an activity guide with book suggestions, craft ideas, review questions, and other resources. There is also a volume of tests available for additional purchase.



Notgrass History helps students–and parents–love history. They do this by using primary source documents from real people who lived in the past. They utilize historical novels and biographies that add richness and depth to the lessons. They offer hands-on activities and projects for a variety of learning styles. Notgrass History helps students enjoy learning and helps parents feel confident teaching. They offer curriculum for grades five up through high school, with an elementary curriculum being published very soon.


Beautiful Feet Books

Beautiful Feet Books believes great literature has the power to unlock history and make it come alive for students. Their award-winning history programs help students develop a love of learning by showing them the joy found in reading great literature. Beautiful Feet presents a nurturing approach to learning. By choosing the best books available they want to help your family experience the enjoyment of learning history through literature.


These are just a few of the many top history curricula out there. You can see some of these and many more at the Southeast Homeschool Expo!

Its curriculum shopping season and as you are browsing you may ask what the top history curriculum is. Here are five of the top History curriculums out there.



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