Digging into World History, Volume 2

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World History Lessons

Have you been looking for a homeschool history curriculum that you can use to teach all your kids together? Digging into World History is the perfect way to teach kids elementary age, junior high, and high schoolers about the history of our world all together. Our 1-2 page lessons cover major events and people from history occuring concurently all around the world, so you kids understand how they all fit together. Scale the concepts to your students ages or dig deeper with links to online history videos, hands-on projects, world geography maps, printable worksheets, quizes to review, tests, coloring pages, activities, and other ideas. History is about to become your familes favorite subject, one you look forward to studying together!

The Digging into World History Vol 2 sequence and scope is below.

***If you have younger children, you can get our history coloring pages that coordinate with the lessons. If you are looking to start at the beginning, grab Digging into World History Volume 1 with Creation to the Fall of Rome.

NOTE: This is a digital, downloadable file. No physical material will be shipped. This allows you to print as many copies as you need to for yor family or homeschool co-op of 35 students or less. For larger groups please purchase the appropriate quantity in multiples of 35 students. As this material is downloadable, it is non-returnable. This material is presented with with a Christian worldview.  If you have any questions, please ask before purchasing info @ 123homeschool4me.com

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See what is included in our World History Lesson in the sylabis below.


  • Cover
  • Terms of Use
  • Letter from the Author
  • How to Use the Curriculum
  • Digging into History Coloring Pages
  • Bible Reading
  • Map Work Suggestions

Week 1

  • Introduction to Dark Ages / Middle Ages / Medieval Times
  • Introduction Lesson Continued
  • Design your Own Manor Worksheet
  • King Arthur
  • Europe 1 Map
  • Justinian I and Theodora of the Byzantine Empire
  • Lesson 1-4 Quiz

Week 2

  • Columba, Missionary to Scotland
  • World Basics Map
  • Missionaries Spread the Gospel Worksheet
  • Japan and Prince Shotoku of the Heian Period
  • Gregory the Great
  • China’s Sui and Tang Dynasties
  • The Dynasties of China Worksheet
  • Lesson 5-8 Quiz

Week 3

  • Mohammed & Islam
  • Wu Zetian, Empress of China
  • The Epic of Beowulf
  • Europe 2 Map
  • Al-Andalus – The Ornament of the World
  • Lesson 9-12 Quiz

Week 4

  • St. Boniface, Missionary to Germany (add to missionary worksheet)
  • The Iconoclast Controversy
  • Charles’ Battle of Tours, Pepin Papal States, Charlemagne Emperor of Europe
  • Abbasid Dynasty and Tales from Arabia
  • Lesson 13-16 Quiz

Week 5

  • Vikings Raid and Trade
  • Methodius and Cyril – Missionaries to the Slavs (add to missionary worksheet)
  • Alfred the Great of England
  • Discovering Iceland
  • Lesson 17-21 Quiz

Week 6

  • Good King Wenceslas (add to missionary worksheet)
  • Europe Review Map
  • Otto I of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Vladimir I of Kiev
  • China’s Song Dynasty (add to China Dynasty worksheet)
  • Lesson 21-24 Quiz

Week 7

  • Erik the Red and Leif Erikson – Norse Explorers
  • Macbeth, King of Scotland
  • El Cid and the Reconquista of Spain
  • William the Conqueror & Battle of Hastings
  • Lesson 25-28 Quiz

Week 8

  • The Investiture Controversy – Pope Gregory VII, Henry IV
  • Byzantine Emperor Basil II AND East West Schism of the Church
  • The Crusades
  • The Crusades Map
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Lesson 29-32 Quiz

Week 9

  • Robin Hood
  • Early African Kingdoms
  • Africa Map
  • Francis Assisi and Thomas Aquinas
  • Japan’s Shoguns
  • Lesson 33-36 Quiz

Week 10

  • Genghis Khan Rules the Mongols (add to China Dynasty worksheet)
  • Asia Map
  • England’s Magna Carta
  • New Zealand’s Maori People
  • Marco Polo Journey to China
  • Marco Polo Journey Mapping
  • Lesson 37-40 Quiz

Week 11

  • Scotland’s Fight for Freedom
  • Central America Map
  • Famous Figures of the Middle Ages
  • Aztecs of Mesoamerica
  • Mesoamerica Map
  • Hundred Years’ War and Black Death
  • Lesson 41 – 44 Quiz

Mid-Semester Assessment

  • What have you learned?

Week 12

  • Incas of South America
  • South America Map
  • Ottoman Empire Defeats Constantinople
  • China’s Ming Dynasty (add to China Dynasty worksheet)
  • John Wycliff and the Reformation
  • Lesson 45 – 48 Quiz

Week 13

  • Introduction to the Renaissance
  • Prince Henry Founds the School of Navigation
  • The War of the Roses
  • Johanne’s Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press
  • Tsar Ivan the Great of Russia
  • Lesson 49 – 52 Quiz

Week 14

  • Cosimo de ‘Medici and the Italian Renaissance
  • The Spanish Inquisition
  • Lorenzo the Magnificent
  • Columbus Sails to the Caribbean
  • Lesson 53 – 56 Quiz

Week 15

  • The Safavid Empire of Persia
  • Middle East Map
  • Renaissance Artists
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Martin Luther & the Protestant Reformation
  • Lesson 57-60 Quiz

Week 16

  • North American Explorers – Cortes, Pizarro, Ponce de Leon, de Soto, Coronado
  • Other North American Explorers – Jacques Cartier
  • Ferdinand Magellan Sails West
  • Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire
  • Lesson 61 – 64 Quiz

Week 17

  • Mughal Dynasty of India
  • Henry VIII and his many Wives
  • Titian and the Rise of Venice
  • William Tyndale
  • Lesson 65 – 68 Quiz

Week 18

  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • John Calvin’s Institute of the Christian Religion
  • Council of Trent
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • Research favorite character from Renaissance or Reformation and write short report

Week 19

  • Bloody Mary Tudor
  • Elizabeth I of England
  • John Knox, the Reformation, and Mary Queen of Scots
  • St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
  • Lesson 73 – 76 Quiz

Week 20

  • Johannes Kepler
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • The Dutch Revolt and William the Silent
  • Lesson 77 – 80 Quiz

Week 21

  • William Shakespeare
  • England Defeats the Spanish Armada
  • Japan’s Isolation – Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Don Quixote by Cervantes
  • Lesson 81 – 84 Quiz

Week 22 

  • William Janszoon & Australian Aborigines
  • Sir Francis Bacon and the Age of Enlightenment
  • Henry Hudson
  • Samuel de Champlain

Week 23

  • Baroque Style of Art / Rembrandt
  • Jamestown, John Smith, Powhattan tribe & Pocahontas
  • Lesson 85-90 Quiz

What Have you Learned?

  • End of the year test – use the page(s) you’d like

2 reviews for Digging into World History, Volume 2

  1. Patti

    I loved the first volume and was so excited to see you released Vol 2! We can’t wait to “dig in” (pune intended) this upcoming school year. Thank you!

  2. Grethchen

    I’ve been waiting for Volume 2 ever since we discovered Vol 1. So excited to grab it for our upcoming school year. Just browsed through and love that you left everything in the same format. It was perfect for the first year, can’t wait to learn more this year.

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