History and Geography

Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. 

Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey

Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.

American Christian History Institute

Information about the Principle approach to home education.



Chatham Hill Games

Historical games, maps, and prints. Game titles include: The Voyage of the Mayflower, The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Underground Railroad, The Wright Brothers, and much more.



Christian History & Biography Magazine

Quarterly magazine devoted to the history and heritage of the Christian faith.


Cobblestone and Calliope

High-quality history magazines.


Diana Waring – History Alive!

History tapes and books to make history come alive.


Dover Publications, Inc.

Carries inexpensive coloring books, craft activities, and paper dolls from various time periods.


Geography for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geography Fun

by Janice Van Cleave

Activity book for teaching geography to grades 3-7.

Geography from A-Z Picture Glossary

by Jack Knowlton


An award-winning, interactive electronic game of science and geography


God’s World News

Children’s newspapers for elementary through high school ages.


Guides to History

by Kathryn Stout

K-12 social studies objectives are incorporated into an easy-to-use question guide for the study of any period or culture.


Hands-On Geography

by Maggie S. Hogan and Janice Baker

History Channel

Lots of history news, quizzes, speeches, and study guides.


History Kits

Each of these kits is a history unit study in a box. The kits include hands-on activities and reproducible notebook pages.


History Resources

From the University of Glasgow’s school of history and archaeology.


History Through Literature

by Rea C. Berg

An easy-to-use program for grades 2-6, using the Holling C. Holling books.


Kids Learn America

by Patricia Gordon and Reed C. Snow

Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World

Large reference book in timeline format.

KONOS TimeLine

A large timeline to hang on the wall.


The Light and the Glory

From Sea to Shining Sea

Sounding Forth the Trumpet

by Peter Marshall and David Manuel

Mantle Ministries

Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler has living history presentations that are available on audiocassettes. Also carries reprints of classical books that describe America’s Christian heritage.


Mapping the World by Heart and If the World Were a Village

by David Smith


Material World: A Global Family Portrait

by Menzel and Mann

An outstanding book that shows a statistically average family from each of thirty nations, interviewed and photographed with all their possessions. Fascinating.

National Geographic Society

High-quality maps, games, and reference books.


Notgrass History

History and social studies resources, including Exploring America, Exploring World History, America the Beautiful, and Uncle Sam and You

On-line Biographies

You can research biographical information on more than 20,000 famous people. Geared more toward entertainment figures.


Our Christian Heritage

History and geography with a biblical approach, grades 1-8.


The Pilgrim Institute

Primary-level text for teaching American Providential history.



Runkle Geography

by Brenda Runkle

An outstanding, multi-sensory, evolution-free approach for grades 6-12. Available from Geography Matters.

The Story of the World

by Susan Wise Bauer

Four volumes cover ancient history through modern times.

Take Off!

An award-winning board game that makes geography fun.

TALICOR (Aristoplay Games)

Made for Trade

Travel through a colony shopping for items from that time period.


The Teaching Company

Outstanding audio and video courses for high school- and college-level learning.


The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide

by Cindy Wiggers

This website has helpful articles, projects, and links.



Uncle Eric Series:

“Uncle Eric” Talks About…

Personal, Career, and Financial Security

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Whatever Happened to Justice?

Evaluating Books

What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?

Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?

Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today


Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book

by Josh and Hannah Wiggers

More than 100 reproducible maps available in book form or on CD-ROM.

U. S. Geological Survey

Excellent source for maps, as well as news about earthquakes, floods, and droughts.


Usborne World History Dates

Book in timeline format.


David Barton’s site for books, videos, audio tapes, and posters on America’s Christian heritage.


Wall Chart of World History

Fold-up chart 15 feet long x 7 inches high when opened out. Can be hung on the wall. Available in book form through Barnes & Noble and Weaver Curriculum.

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?

Fast-paced, geography-based computer games with a detective theme. Published by the Learning Company, which also offers an online game.


White Mountain Puzzles

Learn while working historical and state puzzles!


World Magazine

Adult weekly news publication. Christian worldview.