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Effortlessly add your MasterBooks History curriculum to your homeschool schedule with these lesson plans for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription. MasterBooks offers a variety of history, geography, and social studies curriculum choices designed to meet your student's particular learning style and grade level and providing a strong, Christian faith-based view of history, geography, civics, and economics. See below for all available plans and options.

What You Get:

  • The publisher-recommended course of study
  • 1 school year lesson plan, covering all the assignments for your selected MasterBooks History curriculum.
  • Checkboxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and a permanent record of their achievement.
  • MasterBooks My Story Lesson Plan Bundle includes both My Story lesson plans!
  • MasterBooks Elementary Geography  Lesson Plan Bundle includes both World and U.S. Geography lesson plans!
  • MasterBooks America's Story Lesson Plan Bundle includes all 3 America's Story lesson plans!
  • MasterBooks The World's Story  Lesson Plan Bundle includes all 3 The World's Story lesson plans!
  • MasterBooks Stobaugh History LessonPlan Bundle includes both American and World History lesson plans! 
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Please note: Curriculum is not included with your lesson plan and should be purchased separately. Select the "More Info" link located in each lesson plan option below for a description of the curriculum and an affiliate link to purchase the curriculum.

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Lesson Plans

My Story Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 1 - 2

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My Story Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

My Story 1
My Story 2

$11.90

$7.95
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Elementary Geography Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 4 - 6

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Elementary Geography Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

Elementary World Geography & Cultures
Elementary U.S. Geography & Social Studies

$11.90

$7.95
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America's Story Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 3 - 6

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America's Story Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

America's Story 1
America's Story 2
America's Story 3

 

$17.85

$12.95
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The World's Story Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 6 - 8

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The World's Story Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

The World's Story Vol. 1
The World's Story Vol. 2
The World's Story Vol. 3

$17.85

$9.95
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Stobaugh History Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 9 - 12

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Stobaugh History Lesson Plan Bundle includes:
Stobaugh American History
Stobaugh World History

$11.90

$8.95
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My Story 1  For Grades 1 - 2

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The curriculum for this My Story 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

3441175: My Story 1: The World Around Me

My Story 1: The World Around Me
By Craig Froman & Andrew Froman / Master Books

My Story and the World Around Me 1 is a social studies and geography curriculum that starts with the family (and some families in the Bible) and moves outward to their neighborhood, towns and cities, country, government, and world regions, cultures, and countries.

My Story and the World Around Me is a course for lower elementary students. It includes basic introductions to history, politics, sociology, economics, and geography, and provides a fuller understanding of God's world and the cultures of the countries.

This is a daily adventure-based curriculum series that encourages families to explore the world together through four nine-week quests and to understand it better from God's perspective. New words are highlighted and full-color photographs are integrated throughout each chapter. It is designed with elements that make weekly learning fun and interactive, including:

  • Activity time
  • Word find time
  • Review time
  • My story journal

413 pages, softcover.

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My Story 2  For Grades K - 2

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The curriculum for this My Story 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

441185: My Story 2: My Country, My World

My Story 2: My Country, My World
By Craig Froman & Andrew Froman / Master Books

My Story and the World Around Me 2: myCountry myWorld brings students on a journey around the world, and lays a foundation for understanding state and federal governments, basic economic principles, and more. It includes basic introductions to history, politics, economics, sociology, and geography, with the ultimate aim of teaching a comprehensive understanding of God's world and the cultures of each country.

This is a daily adventure-based curriculum series that encourages families to explore the world together through four nine-week quests and to understand it better from God's perspective. New words are highlighted and full-color photographs are integrated throughout each chapter. It is designed with elements that make weekly learning fun and interactive, including:

  • Thankful Time
  • Talk Time
  • Copywork Time
  • Review Time
  • Word Find Time
  • Activity Time
  • Government Time
  • God's Creation Time
  • My Story Journal

410 pages, softcover. Lower-elementary aged students

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Elementary U.S. Geography & Social Studies  For Grades 4 - 6

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The curriculum for this Elementary U.S. Geography & Social Studies lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

442319: Elementary U.S. Geography & Social Studies SetElementary U.S. Geography & Social Studies Set
By Craig Froman / Master Books

A book journey that glorifies God, explores His creation, and highlights amazing things all across America!

Journey through the United States to discover culture and traditions, God’s natural wonders, history makers, history markers, science and technology, economic resources, exploration, and industries. Elements include statehood dates, capital cities, state flowers, state birds, and state nicknames.

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Elementary World Geography & Cultures  For Grades 4 - 6

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The curriculum for this Elementary World Geography & Cultures lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

518144: Elementary Geography & Cultures Pack, 3 Volumes

Elementary Geography & Cultures Pack, 3 Volumes
By Master Books

Create a unique, biblically-based geography curriculum with Master Books' Elementary Geography & Cultures kit. This convenient pack includes the Children's Atlas of God's World, Passport to the World, and the teacher's guide.

Covering one year of instructional help, the teacher's guide provides a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes, and an answer key. Pages are grouped by type, rather than by lesson, so parents can easily remove tests and answer keys.

Worksheets include vocabulary to define, short answer questions, and activities; the book page numbers and day number are on the top of the worksheets for easy assignment tracking.

Providing not only geographical information, but also information on Christian history, people of faith, and Christian traditions around the globe, the Children's Atlas of God's World will provide homeschoolers with colorful photographs of cultural elements and locations, along with a variety of full-color maps. Students will travel the globe with Passport to the World; each country's two-page spread features the words for hello, goodbye, thank you, & peace, fast facts about the country, money images, a proverb, pictures of both modern & traditional dress, interesting facts, and a geographic picture.

This course covers 1 year of geography with three lessons per week. Reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. Glossary included. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 4-6.

This kit includes:

  • Children's Atlas of God's World
  • Passport to the World
  • Elementary Geography & Cultures Teacher Guide

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Elementary World History  For Grades 4 - 6

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The curriculum for this Elementary World History lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

519653: You Report! Elementary World History, 3 Volumes

You Report! Elementary World History, 3 Volumes
By Master Books

Turn Master Books' Noah's Ark and The Big Book of History into a homeschool history curriculum with this convenient lesson planner. A weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets and answer keys are provided. Pages are grouped by type, rather than by lesson, so parents can easily remove answers. Covers one year of instruction.

Worksheets include a variety of exercises; lessons are aligned to the book with page numbers and day numbers on the top of the worksheets.

This course covers 1 year of science at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 3 days per week. Reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. Grades 4-6. Softcover. Perforated, three-hole-punched pages.

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The Big Book of History is a comprehensive timeline from Creation to present day. Color-coded and organized for easy reference, The Big Book of History can be stretched out to its full length of 15 feet or examined page-by-page. Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box will answer your questions about one of the best-known parts of the Bible, and one that figures into modern debates about biblical beginnings.,/p>

This kit includes:

  • Elementary World History You Report Lesson Planner
  • Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box
  • The Big Book of History

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America's Story 1  For Grades 3 - 6

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440574: America"s Story Volume 1 Set

America's Story Volume 1 Set
By Angela O'Dell / Master Books

America's Story Volume 1 introduces students to the beginnings of our country and connects children to America's past through a Charlotte Mason style approach. Students will learn about the Founding Fathers and the events of early colonial America through the Gold Rush. Full-color pages feature archival illustrations, maps, photographs and more. Chapters begin with a spotlight starting point which flows into an engaging, conversational text that explains history as if a story was being told. Chapters also feature questions, a "narration break" narration question, cultural connections, and thoughts to remember at the conclusion.

The America's Story Teacher's Guide covers 36 weeks of instruction for the textbook and provides parents with a weekly lesson schedule, list of materials required for each chapter, oral narration questions and answers, directed journaling/artwork/sketching/study sections, map adventures, optional Digging Deeper sections, and more. Pages are grouped by type, rather than by lesson, so parents can easily remove tests and answer keys.

This course covers 1 year of history at the recommended schedule of 45 minutes per lesson, four to five lessons per week. 36 lessons. Reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. Glossary included.

Grades 3-6.

This kit includes:

  • America's Story Volume 1, 284 pages, softcover.
  • America's Story Volume 1 Teacher's Guide

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America's Story 2  For Grades 3 - 6

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519810: America"s Story Volume 2 Student Book

America's Story Volume 2 Student Book
By Master Books

America's Story Volume 2 introduces students to the developing country of America through a Charlotte Mason style approach that connects children to America's past. Students will learn about the Civil War, the Wild West, and the Industrial Revolution. 288 pages, softcover. Grades 4-5.

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America's Story 3  For Grades 3 - 6

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440598: America"s Story Volume 3 SetAmerica's Story Volume 3 Set
By Angela O'Dell / Master Books

From the birth of the American dream through to the modern era, this series was developed using Charlotte Mason education philosophy to learn through interaction and story elements that connect students emotionally through learning about America and its influence throughout the world. Through this unique educational style, children develop comprehension through oral and written narration, and create memories through notebooking and hands-on crafts. This is not just facts and figures; this is living history.

  • Student journals help students connect more deeply to the lessons
  • Journals include pages for writing and drawing, special project pages, written narration pages, and timeline characters to help children narrate their way through history's story
  • The series is both easy-to-follow and easy-to-use!

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The World's Story 1  For Grades 6 - 8

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The curriculum for this The World's Story 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

441416: The World"s Story Volume 1: The Ancients Creation and Roman EmpireThe World's Story Volume 1: The Ancients Creation and Roman Empire
By Angela O'Dell / New Leaf Publishing

Ancient history is fascinating, but it can be difficult to find material that teaches it from a Christian perspective. Even harder is finding a history curriculum that captivates students. But Angela O'Dell's newly revised The World's Story 1 - The Ancients does both! Students will learn all about the ancient civilizations of the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from a strong Biblical perspective.

  • Focuses on History and interweaves a Christian perspective throughout
  • Features an engaging historical narrative
  • First volume in a three-book world history series for upper elementary and junior high students

The text covers Biblical history, also educating students about civilizations mentioned in the Bible, including ancient Egypt, ancient Israel, ancient Babylon, ancient Persia, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome, up to the development of the early Church. It also discusses other ancient civilizations from around the world.

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The World's Story 2  For Grades 6 - 8

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440944: World Story 2: The Middle Ages

World Story 2: The Middle Ages
By Angela O'Dell / Master Books

The World's Story 2: The Middle Ages (The Fall of Rome through the Renaissance) is a Charlotte Mason-inspired, Christian-based approach to the history of medieval times.

This full-color text integrates photos, maps, and illustrations that bring alive historical figures such as St. Patrick, Genghis Khan, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, and Martin Luther as well as the rise and fall of numerous empires and kingdoms. Beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire, and covering the rise of Islam, medieval Chinese history, the Gupta and Mughal dynasties of India, the Vikings, the Ottoman Empire and the Americas during the Middle Ages, this curriculum integrates a Christian focus and perspective through every chapter. Engaging chapters include "narration breaks" for students to narrate back what they learned in the chapter. Map activities include "analyze" and "connect" exercises.

335 pages, softcover. Scripture taken from the NKJV, KJV, NIV, and NLT translations.

Junior High.

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The World's Story 3  For Grades 6 - 8

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440965: The World"s Story 3: The Modern Age Student Edition

The World's Story 3: The Modern Age Student Edition
By Angela O'Dell / New Leaf Publishing

The World's Story 3: The Modern Age (The Explorers through the Present Day) is a Charlotte Mason-inspired, Christian-based approach to the history of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

This full-color text integrates photos, maps, and illustrations that bring alive historical figures and events. Beginning with the age of exploration, and covering the history of Russia, the French Revolution, the collapse of the Spanish Empire, the unification of Germany & Italy, WW I & WWII, the Cold War, and the establishment of Israel, this curriculum integrates a Christian focus and perspective through every chapter. Engaging chapters are written in a casual, conversational tone, and include "narration breaks" for students to narrate back what they learned in the chapter, "new to known" sidebars that highlight things happening in other places at the same time, and "connect" pages that provide cultural insights. Map activities include "analyze" and "connect" exercises.

360 pages, softcover. Scripture taken from the NKJV, KJV, NIV, and NLT translations.

Junior High.

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Stobaugh American History  For Grades 9 - 12

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The curriculum for this Stobaugh American History lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

442399: American History: Observations & Assessments from Early Settlement to Today, Student Book & Teacher Guide

American History: Observations & Assessments from Early Settlement to Today, Student Book & Teacher Guide
By James Stobaugh / Master Books

American History is a rigorous, classical approach to history with an emphasis on analysis and independent thinking. High school students will develop their Christian worldview while studying the political and faith perspectives which have impacted American history and culture.

The course will take approximately 20-30 minutes per lesson, 5 days per week. Designed for grades 9-12 in a one-year history course. Can be combined with Stobaugh's literature curriculum for an integrated history/literature course.

Contents cover: the Natives of the New World, Pilgrims and Puritans, Colonial Life, Causes of the American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, Age of Reform, Antebellum Slavery, Revivalism, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, Immigration, the Wild West, the World Wars, the Vietnam War, African American History, and the War on Terrorism.

Your student will develop an understanding of American history trends, philosophies, and events through the use of:

  • Critical thinking questions based roughly on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Examinations of historical theories surrounding a period or topic
  • Clarified terms, concepts, and theories to be learned
  • History makers who clearly changed the course of history
  • Overviews and insights into world views

The teacher's guide includes:

  • A convenient Daily Schedule
  • Perforated, three-hole punched assignments
  • Student worksheets, critical thinking questions, and exams
  • Answer keys with grading criteria
  • Learning objectives
  • Short essay questions to help the student comprehend and apply the information presented

This kit includes:

  • American History Student Book
  • American History Teacher Guide

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Stobaugh World History  For Grades 9 - 12

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3442356: World History SetWorld History Set
By James Stobaugh / Master Books

A rigorous, classical approach to history with an emphasis on analysis!

Designed for students to practice and develop their independent learning. Students will journey on a trip around the globe as they study history from creation to today in Dr. James Stobaugh's World History Set.

In World History, your student will develop an understanding of World history trends, philosophies, and events through the use of:

  • Critical thinking questions based roughly on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Examinations of historical theories surrounding a period or topic
  • Clarified terms, concepts, and theories to be learned
  • History makers who clearly changed the course of history
  • Overviews and insights into world views

Stobaugh's World History Set Includes:

World History Student Book:

Historical content covered in this volume includes the study of Mesopotamia, the Jewish Exile, Egyptian Life, Greece, Life in Athens, Roman Life, Early Church history, Indian (South Asian) History, Persian History, Chinese History, the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Reformation, German History, the World Wars, and South Africa.

World History Teacher Guide:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule - saving you time!
  • Perforated, three-hole punched assignments
  • Student worksheets, critical thinking questions, and exams
  • Answer keys with grading criteria
  • Learning objectives
  • Short essay questions to help the student comprehend and apply the information presented

Course Features:

  • Approximately 20-30 minutes per lesson, 5 days per week
  • Designed for grades 9-12 in a one-year history course
  • Can be combined with Stobaugh's literature curriculum for an integrated history/literature course

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Civics and the Constitution  For Grades 9 - 12

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441904: Civics and the Constitution: An American View of Law, Liberty, & Government PackageCivics and the Constitution: An American View of Law, Liberty, & Government Package
By Jake Macaulay & Ricki Pepin / Master Books

Take a fast-paced and issue-focused course on the U.S. Constitution in this one-semester course, complete with video lectures. Delve into the history, meaning, and daily functions of the U.S. Constitution in your life and your nation. From its original meaning to the controversies that arise from re-interpretations of it, you will understand how and why the Founding Fathers fashioned a document of God-given rights that have stood the test of time and political tinkering.

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