For 10th-12th graders
(9th graders begin with Ancient History and Literature)
|World History and Literature is a one-year curriculum for high school that integrates history, English, and Bible (3 full-year credits).
World History and Literature lesson plans are written to the student for parent-guided independent work. On Fridays, the student and parent have a conference to discuss the week's topics and review completed work. There are 36 weeks of lessons, five days a week, with a somewhat lighter schedule on most Fridays. (read more)
World History and Literature High School Package
Includes Bible, English, and History
- Heroes of the Faith
- Church History in Plain Language
- More Than a Carpenter
- Christianity, Cults & Religions
- Four Views of the End Times
- Experiencing God: Youth Edition (purchase one per additional student; one for each parent also recommended)
- Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Made Easy: Modern English Version Side-by-Side with Full Original Text)
- Writers INC
- Beowulf (translated by Seamus Heaney)
- British Literature (Parallel Text)
- Teacher Guide for British Literature
- Practicing His Presence (Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach)
- Pilgrim's Progress in Modern English
- A Tale of Two Cities (abridged edition)
- Silas Marner
- Pride and Prejudice
- Cry, the Beloved Country
- Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
- The Hiding Place
- Animal Farm
- In His Steps
- Timeline Figures - Resurrection to Revolution; Napoleon to Now (photocopy for siblings)
- World History Timeline Book (purchase one per additional student)
- History of the World (My Father's World Edition)
|The Holy Bible is required but not included.
Books from Ancient History and Literature - required but not included:
Books from Ancient History and Literature - recommended but not included:
Our high school curriculum covers all needed language arts; no other supplementation is needed. However, if a student has not had formal grammar instruction, he should complete Applications of Grammar. If a student is weak in composition skills, he should complete Writing Strands Level 4.
To complete your curriculum, just add Science, Math, and Electives.
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World History and Literature
||Rome to Present and Church History
- Verse-by-Verse Reading of the New Testament
- Comprehension and Critical Thinking
- Research Paper
- Classics and British Literature
- Composition Skills
is a one-year curriculum for high school that integrates history, English, and Bible (3 full-year credits).
World History and Literature lesson plans are written to the student for parent-guided independent work. On Fridays, the student and parent have a conference to discuss the week's topics and review completed work. There are 36 weeks of lessons, five days a week, with a somewhat lighter schedule on most Fridays. You will need to add science, math, and electives such as foreign language.
Evaluation of student work: Parents assign grades for coursework based on informal discussions, essays for English and history, and daily written questions and quizzes for history. There are no formal test for Bible or literature.
If you have more than one student in high school: Students may share most of the books in this program. This will involve establishing a workable time schedule for when each student may use each book. However, each student will need his own World History Timeline Book and Experiencing God. Pages for World History Map Activities and the timeline figures will need to be photocopied for additional students. Lesson plans are designed to be written in by the student as a record of the school year; you may photocopy the plans for siblings. Some families may want to buy additional copies of books so that students do not have to share books.
Bible (New Testament/Church History) and World History
- Read the entire New Testament as well as challenging books such as Experiencing God: Youth Edition and More Than a Carpenter. The concepts in Experiencing God are life changing. We strongly encourage parents, especially dads, to purchase their own book and complete this study to help in guiding a weekly discussion with the student as well as for personal spiritual growth.
- Study world history from Rome to modern times. Assignments include reading with comprehension questions, unit quizzes, and map work. Students also create a detailed timeline. Church history is integrated with the history studies.
- Participate in service projects chosen and/or developed by the student and the parent-teacher.
Literature and Composition
- Enjoy and analyze (from a Christian perspective) literature written during or about historical periods being studied: Julius Caesar, Beowulf, Pilgrim's Progress, Pride and Prejudice, The Hiding Place, Animal Farm, and more. Also read short selections from classic works of British literature such as The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost, and Gulliver's Travels.
- Learn how to write a research paper with detailed, step-by-step instructions.
- Develop a wide range of composition skills with topics from literature and history. Writers INC is used as a guide for essays and other writing forms.
Geography and Fine arts
- Completion of all assigned maps earns 1/4 credit of geography. This credit may be combined with the geography included in Year 4, U.S. History 1877 to the Present, to provide up to one credit of geography.
- The lesson plans also include recommendations for completing a fine arts credit.
| You will enjoy seeing your kids go through high school with MFW! I loved watching my daughter read the entire Old Testament last year.
The way that the program is laid out, there is never a question about what he is supposed to do on any given day. It is a challenging curriculum as well, so it makes him think. This HS curriculum will definitely get him ready for college level work.
MFW Homeschool Curriculum FAQs
How are Composition and Grammar included in High School?
In Year 1, Ancient History and Literature, composition focuses on the argumentative essay. The Ancient Literature Supplement with Grammar and Composition instructs students step-by-step how to write a strong five-paragraph argumentative essay. Five unique argumentative essays are written during the year to help students improve their skills. Detailed instruction explains how to write a thesis statement and format each of the five paragraphs. Grammar lessons related to this type of writing are included. These essays draw from what is being studied in Bible, English, and history to help students mature in their understanding and ownership of a Biblical worldview. One essay prompts the student to compare and contrast the gods' motivations and relationships in Bulfinch's Mythology to that of the Living God. As students think through and write this type of essay, they cannot help but grow in their understanding of their God. Students also create original psalms and complete less structured essays on history topics.
During Year 2, World History and Literature, a traditional research paper is written during the first ten weeks. This project includes research and bibliography note cards, footnotes, and a bibliography. The student also learns to write ten other types of compositions in response to literature read during the program. Writers INC provides instruction for the research paper and other assigned compositions, and serves as an excellent resource on language usage.
In Year 3, U.S. History to 1877, American literature is analyzed from a Biblical worldview using reading and writing assignments in the American Literature Supplement. The Progeny Press study guide for The Scarlet Letter also includes assigned essays. In addition, grammar review is included using Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 11.
Year 4, US History 1877 to the Present, includes one semester of modern American literature and one semester of speech. Each classic novel read from this time period is analyzed using a book review included with the lesson plans. Completing a second research paper of also highly recommended.
Does the high school program need to be completed in order?
Our high school program is a parent guided, independent study program, each year building upon the previous year, so we recommend studying the program in sequential order. The Bible and composition in Year 1, Ancient History and Literature, are a foundation for the Bible and composition in Year 2, World History and Literature. The Biblical worldview in Year 3, US History to 1877, is written for a more mature student and is better understood and processed by an older student (ages 16 or 17, and Year 4, U.S. History 1877 to the Present completes the United States history started in Year 3 as well as providing students with concepts and skills for spiritual growth, developing lifelong habits and practices.
For most students, Ancient History and Literature, will not be required for state graduation requirements. Nonetheless, My Father's World believes it is critical to the Biblical scope and sequence needed for high school students. Ancient History and Literature provides students with a solid foundation in Bible that includes reading the entire Old Testament verse by verse. Integrating the Old Testament readings with the study of ancient cultures and literature meets a greater goal of educating students with a solid Christian belief system while achieving an academically strong education. Ancient History and Literature will help students learn a strong Biblical worldview by developing analytical skills and spiritual maturity.