Over the years, we have enjoyed using different homeschool history curriculum. Listed below you will see our family favourites. These are comprehensive and selected as they cover the Renaissance and Reformation time period.
Don't forget to check out the other resource pages (in the box at the end of this page) to make this time period come alive. It is so rich - it's going to hard to move on! Believe me...
Homeschool History Curriculum for Renaissance & Reformation
Tapestry of Grace History Curriculum
Tapestry of Grace : Year Two - Your Guide from the Medieval World to the Modern.
Unit Two of this Year Two Tapestry of Grace Curriculum covers the Renaissance and Reformation. Many homeschool families who use TOG take more time with this unit. It is written as a ten week unit, but it really is impossible to move through this period in a thorough way so quickly.
Unit 2: Renaissance and Reformation:
Week 11: Introduction to the Southern Renaissance
Week 12: The Southern Renaissance & the Early Explorers
Week 13: The Southern Renaissance & the Age of Exploration
Week 14: Spanish Dominion & the New World: Aztecs & Incas
Week 15: The Northern Renaissance & Its Scholars
Week 16: The Reformation: Martin Luther & the German States
Week 17: Reformation in Switzerland, England, & Scandinavia
Week 18: Counter Reformation, French Huguenots, & the Netherlands
Week 19: Elizabethan England & the Scottish Reformation
More on Tapestry of Grace Curriculum here. Read some reviews.
TruthQuest Homeschool History Curriculum
||TruthQuest History: Renaissance/Reformation/Exploration
By Michelle Miller / Truth Quest History
TruthQuest History puts God back at the center of the past.
Centered on "living books," this creative approach to history integrates elements of both Charlotte Mason and Classical methods.
Short, very informal introductions are written directly to the student and open up each topic with a distinctly Christian perspective. Suggestions for activities or writing exercises are often included as well. The booklists follow, with selected annotations on what pages or sections to read and appropriate grade levels for each entry. Incredibly flexible in nature, families can proceed at the pace that's best for their students as they select "spines," biographies, in-print books, and out-of-print classics from the extensive lists.
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for the Fall of Constantinople, War of the Roses, Christopher Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, El Greco, Johannes Kepler, Roanoke Colony, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 5-12; may be adapted for younger siblings. 115 pages, softcover, spiral-bound. Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
More information on TruthQuest Homeschool History Curriculum here. Read some reviews.
Mystery of History Curriculum
You can read more about the Mystery of History Curriculum on the medieval history curriculum page as Volume 2 of this history curriculum covers the same material.
More information on Mystery of History Curriculum on my site.
Here are a few of the history spinebooks you could use as a base for your homeschool history studies around the Renaissance and Reformation time period. Of course, make sure you add in books to read aloud and books which your children can read to themselves. I have listed a few history spinebooks helpful for your study of history, but just choose one that would suit your family and the ages of your children.
The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation by Guerber; Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation or The Story of the World Vol 2 - can be used on its own as a spine or with the rest of the curriculum;
Written for younger children in a delightful narrative, A Child's History of the World is considered to be a classic written by V.M.Hillyer. However, it does begin in an evolutionary way.