Top Picks 2015 Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Are you looking for the perfect Homeschool History Curriculum? Make History come alive for your children with the choices in the Top Picks History category!

Warfare by Duct Tape

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Bring History to Life! Warfare by Duct Tape specializes in instructional books, showing you how to create your own historically inspired weapons, armor, and helmets with common materials like PVC pipe, cardboard, foam and, of course, duct tape!

All of the books are written with detailed, step-by-step instructions and full-color pictures. Patterns for the weapons and armor are included along with directions to create costumes based on the time period. The books also include information about how the historical weapons were made and used – so the education happens along with the fun!

Character-building is promoted with the emphasis of chivalry, honor, integrity, and fair play. The books provide a wonderful opportunity for hands-on projects, parents and children can work together and enjoy quality time.

The Warfare by Duct Tape collection includes The Knight Book, The Battle Book, The Greco-Roman Book, The Barbarian Book, The Egypt Book, The Armor of God Book, The Beginner Book and The Armored Glove Book. These books foster a love of learning, encourage reading, following directions, teamwork, and get kids of all ages playing together.

The books are available in both printed and ebook formats! For more information and a free booklet, visit!


Girls of American History


Bring History alive with the Girls of American History multi-sensory curriculum using stories from the American Girl book series. Have the freedom to teach each of your children in the way that they naturally learn – all at the same time.
Learn what life was like for the Nez Perce, how the battle between the colonists and British shaped the early years of American History, imagine being part of a wagon train and how Southwestern America joined the United States. Consider the difficulties of pioneer times. Better understand the atrocities of slavery and life during the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and the many inventions of the time. Study the Great Depression, World War II, The War of 1812, New Orleans and the Yellow Fever epidemic that left so many children as orphans. Learn what life as a Jewish immigrant was like in New York when the film industry was beginning. Study life in the 1970’s with war, environmental concerns and equal rights shaping our country.
Enjoyable, educational and entertaining – make wonderful memories with your children as you study American history together through reading, crafts, activities and field trips. Now available with licensing for Single Families, Teachers and School/Co-Ops.

Beautiful Feet Books

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At Beautiful Feet Books we believe the goal of education is to engage students. To this end we are dedicated to offering history programs with the best literature available, study guides to make each program easy to use, and the guarantee that your history studies will come alive. As we do not teach to a standardized test, we have the freedom to provide award-winning books and study guides designed not only to make history fun, but to educate the leaders of tomorrow. For 30 years we have helped thousands of children discover the delight found in learning history through literature.Visit us at to see more!

State History


STATE HISTORY by A Helping Hand

for Homeschoolers, Christian Schools, and Support Groups, 317-862-0948

Study YOUR state–we have all 50!

State History from a Christian Perspective (Grades 3-12)

¨ Complete state history course on your state, including text, maps, color state symbol pictures, quizzes, tests, lesson plans, answer key, state constitution study guide

¨ Students use our text material to construct project notebook either in their own three-ring binder or in A Beka’s preformatted scrapbook, My State Notebook

¨ Thirty-lesson (6-week) course, easily expandable. Also one-semester option for secondary level can be teacher-directed or independent study

My State History Funbook (Age 3 – Grade 3)

¨ Color-cut-paste introduction to your state

¨ Includes spiral-bound pre-formatted scrap-book with cutouts and state symbol pictures to cut and paste

¨ Correlated with older level so all ages can learn together

OR study ALL FIFTY states!

Fifty States Under God (Grades 3 – 12) OR Fifty States Under God for Young Learners (Age 3 – Grade 3)

¨ Workbook study of all fifty states in order of statehood

¨ Time-line and progressive map study built right into lesson plans (older level only)

¨ Completely SELF-CONTAINED: provides ALL information necessary to fill in the workpages as well as teacher instructions

¨ Color state symbol pictures for all 50 states included

Geography of the Fifty States (Grades 3-12)

¨ Teaches US Geography

¨ Correlates geography with history to show how geography affected our nation’s growth pattern

¨ Completely SELF-CONTAINED. Includes tests, answer keys, teacher instructions

Veritas Press

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The award winning Veritas Press Self-Paced History courses have 160 class periods covering 32 historical events. With interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and a talking historical characters, your child will be motivated throughout the entire year. This approach to learning history is unparalleled. It includes:

  • Memorizing names, dates, and places to learn how God has worked throughout history.
  • Multi-sensory learning through interactions and games make the work fun and exciting.
  • Providing a foundation for more in-depth study in later years.
  • Teaching a chronological sequence or timeline of history.

“The self-paced history classes are VERY IMPRESSIVE! (I wish I had discovered them earlier!). My 10 year old likes them so much I use them as “dessert”, requiring him to finish all his other work before he can do the Veritas History Self-Paced lesson.” Sarah


Learn Our History

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Attention Homeschooling Parents! Help your kids to celebrate God’s role in American history with this FREE DVD, “One Nation Under God”, from Mike Huckabee’s Learn Our History!
This fascinating film follows the adventures of a group of time-traveling history students who learn how America embraces our God-given freedoms and how God impacts our daily lives as Americans.
PLUS, this special FREE offer also includes free learning guides that are ideal for your homeschool history lessons and free online streaming from any internet-connected device!
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