When you have good news, you want to share it. Recently I find out about a great history curriculum that mixes in Biblical world history too. I am excited to share it with you…
Why Will BiblioPlan Go Down in History?
I was first told about BibloPlan by a friend who is a history buff. She attended the Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention knowing that history resources were the one thing she didn’t need. Much to her surprise, she came home with BiblioPlan and hasn’t regretted it since!
Learning New Things
When my friend shared all that she, a long-time Christian, had learned through the curriculum this year, she was really excited. Here is an example of one of the “new” things she learned: Many of you probably remember that God told Joseph to take Mary and Baby Jesus to Egypt in a dream because King Herod wanted to kill Baby Jesus. Do you know why going to Egypt might have been a good idea? I didn’t. Apparently that is when Cleopatra was ruling and King Herod was afraid of her! Who knew?!
Integrates with Other Favorite Curriculums
Another thing that I love about BiblioPlan is that it comes with a list of how to integrate your other favorite history curriculums. Love Story of the World? Mystery of History? BiblioPlan comes with a chart to show you which parts to study when, so that your history studies stay in chronological order while you gain more knowledge and experiences.
Committing to a new curriculum can be a daunting task. I like to gather as much information as possible. Here is something you don’t always get…an actual interview with one of the creators! As a HEAV blogger, I was given the opportunity to interview some of the vendors. I am honored to present an interview with Julia from BiblioPlan…
- Tell us briefly about BiblioPlan. What are your favorite features?
BiblioPlan is a classical history and literature curriculum that also includes Bible, church history, geography, writing, memory work, arts and crafts and more. My favorite feature about BiblioPlan is that God’s story is woven throughout the pages of history. My other favorites include that it is chronological history over four years and that the entire family can do history together. I also LOVE that children are reading quality literature along with the history!
- What inspired you to create BiblioPlan?
The original BiblioPlan guide was created by some ladies in our area. I was using the guide with my own children and students at a co-op class, but was changing it to fit the needs of my children and the students. I was creating maps and question pages and craft ideas and timeline figures and more. I then began to write the Companions to come alongside the history. The owner of BiblioPlan had a child in my class and the rest is history. We began to partner. Eventually, my husband and I bought BiblioPlan and it is now our company.
- As you were writing the curriculum, did you learn anything new?
I have learned something new every single day. I love studying history. I love finding the stories. I love discovering ways to take those stories and make them come alive for children.
- Has your love of history taken you to any interesting places?
Yes. We have walked battlefields and forts in the United States. We have been to museums and other historical places. Living in Virginia and traveling to conventions means we have many opportunities to stop and learn wherever we go. I have also traveled to countries in Asia, Europe and Central America and take every opportunity to learn whatever I can, wherever I go.
- You obviously enjoy history. Did your family fall in love with history as well?
We are all crazy for history in this family. Our oldest son just graduated with a degree in social studies and is getting his Masters in Teaching. Our 2nd son is a history encyclopedia. Our little boys consider history to be their favorite subject in school.
- How does understanding church history along with world history strengthen your faith?
Watching God’s story unfold alongside secular history from Creation until today has deepened my love for Him. Watching him break through the heavens time and again to be in relationship with sinful, rebellious man is a powerful witness of his love and grace.
Thank you for the interview, Julia!
Not only was Julia kind enough to give us an interview, but she is also offering a giveaway! Enter below to win an e-book, Hands-On Asia. It is full of activities that complement the first year of the curriculum.
BiblioPlan is fun, integrates well for all learning styles, and is rich with Bible and world history. That is why BiblioPlan will go down in history. I hope you will consider what BiblioPlan could do for your family!
How do you integrate Biblical history with world history?