Connecting with History
A World History program that is:
Catholic • Chronological • Classical • Literature-based
Bring history to life for the whole family
Catholic. Our Catholic faith is central to all areas of our lives. Learning that the history of our faith is an integral part of world history will enrich your family's understanding of God's plan for the world.
Chronological. Chronology puts the events of history into proper perspective. History is a long story composed of many shorter stories which occur in specific times and places. Arranging your study of history chronologically promotes greater understanding.
Literature-Based. When your children are interested and engaged their comprehension and retention increase. Learning from a variety of sources trains students to think critically rather than just digesting information fed to them from one source.
Classical. We use classical learning stages rather than grade levels. This structure recognizes the natural development of each child's learning processes. This also allows your children in the same stage to share books and work together.
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.
What Makes Connecting with History Unique?
Connecting with History uses a unique approach to help each child recognize their own role in salvation history and God's purpose for their lives.
More than just adding in saints and Church history, we highlight God's plan for our personal lives along with His plan for the world. Each of us has a mission and a purpose - our actions affect the history of others' lives. History didn't just happen a long time ago, we are living it right now!
Studying the same time period together enriches everyone's learning experience. If you are not well-acquainted with history, you don't have to be an expert in history to teach your children - you will learn right along with them! Family learning also creates closer family bonds as you learn together.
We connect History, Geography, Bible Studies, Church History, Literature, Composition, Arts & Crafts, and more! Integrating subjects enables your family make connections between information that is otherwise taught in compartments. Connections build understanding.
Your children truly "connect" to history through reading, writing, discussion, research, memorization, and hands-on activities. When students are actively involved in their education, they learn more than just the facts of history - they understand history.