Select your teacher materials for your desired time period below.
Each program includes
one full year
of information and assignments to teach world and Church history, historical geography, memory work, composition assignments, hands-on activities, lesson plans, and of course reading assignments for our extensive list of living books. Each volume is for teaching all age levels!
Read more about how the program works here.
Year One: Old Testament and Ancient Cultures Before Christ
Uses as its focal point the Biblical history of the Israelites as the "chosen people" sent to prepare the world for the coming of the Messiah. Within this context, study the surrounding cultures of the Mediterranean world: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome - the seedbed of Western Civilization. READ MORE
Time span: Early world through 63 B.C.
This lays the foundation for your history studies. We strongly recommend you begin here.
New to the program? You'll need the Connecting with History Starter Guide.
This one-time purchase is your introduction to how the program works and how to understand history using Catholic principles. Get off to a great start and learn the nuts and bolds of using Connecting with History!
Year Two: New Testament and Early Medieval
An in-depth study of the New Testament and Early Church history within the context of the Roman Empire, this volume emphasizes the life and death of Christ as the turning point of history. We follow the birth and spread of the Church as the Body of Christ, its perseverance, and its growth through persecutions and invasions. The blood of the martyrs truly is the seed of the Church which springs forth, creating new nations and replacing the Roman Empire with the Holy Roman Empire. READ MORE
Time span: 63 B.C. through 12th century
Year Three: High Medieval through Post-Reformation
Picking up where Volume Two leaves off, we move into the High Medieval period. This time period is probably the most misunderstood and maligned eras in history. Yet the "Middle Ages" produced some of the most inspiring saints, beautiful cathedrals, paintings, sculptures, and literature, as well as scientific discoveries and inventions that endure to this day. This volume also provides numerous opportunities to learn the truth about the role played by the Church in these fruitful centuries, as well as the tragedy of the Reformation and its aftermath. READ MORE
Time span: 13th century through mid-18th century
Year Four: American History
Study American History with a unique focus on the contributions of Catholic individuals and the Church. If you thought you knew all about American history, you'll be surprised by how much you didn't know - and how much is left out of most history books! READ MORE
Time span: 15th century through early 20th century
How does the program work?
Connecting with History is a four-year cycle.
History is studied chronologically,
promoting understanding of the
story of history as it unfolds through
Younger children join in at any
point in the cycle. The family cycles back through time periods they may have
Repetition reinforces learning and
begin a new cycle older and able to study in more depth than in previous cycles.