Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum

Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum is packed full of great books, videos, art projects, music, historical recipes, and more to make history come alive for students! This is not the typical boring high school world history curriculum. Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum is designed to engage and inform in a way to help students retain and enjoy what they are learning.

Why did we name this curriculum Whirlwind World History? We did so because this is a whirlwind tour of history from the beginning of civilization to the modern age. Students are going to zip through over 5000 years of events, people, and cultures in the course of 36 weeks. Don’t worry! Even though this is a whirlwind tour, our history curriculum covers events in such a way as to make them memorable and to give a deeper understanding of world events.

Prerequisites: None
Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
1-2 hours depending on activities that are chosen
$45.00

Guest Hollow materials are downloadable/online. There are no physical copies.


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*Access to the online version of Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances.

I’d like to see the book & resource list!

Click here to see the required books and resources for Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum.

Why choose Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum?

Homeschooling with Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History is rich, fun, and flexible!

If you’ve been planning to have your high schooler study history, you DON’T want to miss Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum!

In this curriculum, students will have the opportunity to learn about and experience:

  • World history from the beginning of civilization to the near present
  • Famous people and cultures around the globe
  • Historical locations and the changing boundaries of empires and countries
  • Historical foods and clothing
  • A bit about the history of medicine
  • Music and art through the ages
  • Mythology
  • So much more!




Understanding world history is essential for understanding current events, who we are, where we come from, and what mistakes to avoid in the future.

★ History helps us better understand world events and other cultures.

★ It helps us appreciate what we have and where we came from.

★ History gives us the tools we need to be informed citizens and make better decisions.

Learn about the past to understand the present!

Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum brings history to life. Join us for a
journey through time!

Engaging Books & Materials

We’ve hand-picked books your students will love.

Our history curriculum schedules fiction and non-fiction books that will ignite your student’s love for history.

Free History Videos

Videos add a visual and sometimes musical component.

We scour YouTube to find the best educational videos and historical music to make history something to see & hear and not just read about.

Fun History Projects

We work hard to engage ALL types of learners.

You’ll find a buffet of projects and hands-on activities you can pick-and-choose from to help your students retain what they are learning like recipes, projects, art, games, and more!

Love Learning

Students and parents love Guest Hollow!

Our customers have shared over and over how Guest Hollow curricula has changed their homeschool and sparked a love for learning!

Guest Hollow's Whirlwind World History Curriculum Textbook

You get a free textbook!

We offer a FREE online textbook for our Whirlwind World History Curriculum. You can access it here. The online textbook is used as a *spine book for the curriculum. *A spine book is used as a launching point (or backbone) for your studies.

We’ve worked hard to present information about historical events, places, people, cultures, and more along with hand-picked videos, maps, illustrations, and photos in our online book to make history understandable and interesting, even for reluctant learners.

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Does this curriculum come with ____________?

books?
No, you need to purchase the other scheduled history books separately. Learn more.
However, you do get access to a FREE online textbook with embedded videos!


a printable book list?
Yes. We provide a book list with a handy checklist to help you plan what you want to buy or borrow and in what format. We also let you know when each book is scheduled in, so you can arrange to check out books from the library before you need them!


a schedule?
Yes. You get the same weekly schedule in 3 different formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, and online*. Just open it up and you are ready to learn!
*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.


a supply list?
Yes. Recipe ingredients, art supplies, and more are listed at the beginning of your schedule week-by-week.


a teacher’s manual?
No. The history schedule is all you need! However, we do provide an answer key for the workbook.

a timeline?
Yes. You get a printable timeline. Weekly timeline figures are also provided to paste into the timeline via the workbook. We provide two separate timelines: one with B.C. and A.D. and the other with BCE and CE. Weekly timeline figures are provided in the workbook and also in a separate file (for those of you who’d like to print them onto sticker paper).


tests?
No. There are no tests with this curriculum.


a workbook?
Yes. You get a FREE 375 page full-color workbook with the purchase of this curriculum (the page count doesn’t include the answer key which is provided as a separate file). The workbook includes study questions for the online textbook, maps, lots of illustrations and photos, notebooking pages, and timeline figures. The workbook also reviews the Greek and Latin root words featured in the online textbook.

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The workbook reviews the Greek and Latin roots in the textbook.

Click here for a sample of the workbook pages:

Photos from real families using Guest Hollow’s History:

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Guest Hollow homeschool curriculum sample

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Take a look at a sample week from the online version of the schedule here

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Want to know how to use the Guest Hollow PDF Schedule or the editable Microsoft version of our schedule? Go here! (This page gives lots of insight as to how our schedules work!)

Have a question about printing your Guest Hollow schedule and materials? We cover that, too!

F.A.Q. for our High School World History Curriculum

This curriculum can be used for grades 9 through 12, although it’s adaptable for middle schoolers. The beginning of the printable schedule contains a section with tips on how to use the schedule with a middle schooler including alternate book suggestions. Some video selections and/or assignments may not be appropriate for younger students. Use at your discretion. Middle school students will likely need more parental involvement.

We strongly suggest that you view every item linked or used in this curriculum to make sure it meets with your approval.

You’ll have to check with your local educational authorities or in some other way determine if Guest Hollow meets requirements since states and colleges have different expectations.

When we were teaching our kids, we usually had what we thought of as a “core” curriculum (science, geography, or history). Because these programs were so literature-rich, we didn’t do a separate literature course. This enhanced our children’s retention and enjoyment of the material they were learning, since their reading assignments complimented their studies. Of course, our kids also did plenty of reading in their free time as well!

Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind World History Curriculum covers a lot of different types of information. We think the BEST curriculums are those that are multidisciplinary. We believe subjects don’t exist in a vacuum, so we like to tie different subjects together, when possible, to expand students’ understanding of specific topics or things they encounter in various scheduled books and/or videos.

Additional credits could possibly be earned for literature (language arts or English), art, or home economics (cooking). To facilitate the possibility of earning language arts credits, we’ve provided links to a variety of free resources for some of the scheduled and optional unscheduled books such as educator guides and other printables. These guides and printables provide additional ideas and assignments to expand your curriculum.

Don’t forget to research your local requirements and consult the local experts in your area!

You can keep your files forever if you save your initial download!

Once you’ve downloaded the schedule to your computer or device, you are licensed to use the downloaded copy forever. Make sure you download, save, and back up your items immediately after your purchase! You can click directly on the links in the schedule from a computer or other device and can use your materials with younger students years later.

2 Years to Access Additional Downloads & the Online Schedule*

Additional downloads (after your initial purchase) and access to the online version of the schedule are provided as a courtesy and are not guaranteed due to various potential technical and business (and life!) circumstances. It is our intention to continue to provide access for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase. After the 2-year period, you will have the opportunity to repurchase your access at a substantial discount.

Please note, if you have problems, we have a liberal policy of providing extra, free access for unusual circumstances (at our discretion). Just contact us: guesthollow@memorableplaces.com.

*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedules and additional downloads is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to potential various circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.

Yes, on a case-by-case basis depending on the amount of paperwork they require and the bureaucracy that needs to be navigated. 😉

No, you may NOT resell, share, or distribute any of Guest Hollow’s digital products (or printed out copies of our digital products) which includes but is not limited to schedules, workbooks, printables, and other materials.

Our materials are licensed for a single family’s use only. You may print out as many copies as you reasonably need for siblings or others living in your home.

Please contact us if you wish to use our materials in a co-op or school: guesthollow@memorableplaces.com.

Yes. Every family in a co-op needs to purchase a copy of our materials (one item per family). We offer a co-op discount. Contact us for information about the discount.

Schools need to contact us for school pricing and payment options.

Contact us at: guesthollow@memorableplaces.com.

No. We only offer a digital version at this time. You can print out your materials at home or have them printed via a printing service.

We cover the beginnings of civilization through the modern age. Our online textbook’s table of contents shows the main topics we cover. You can access it here. Additional topics are covered in the weekly schedule via various links and activities.

We offer a FREE online textbook for our world history curriculum. You can access it here. The online textbook is used as a “spine” book for the curriculum. A spine book is used as a launching point (or backbone) for your studies.

Families have shared that their students love our online books!

We’ve worked hard to present information about history events, places, people, culture and more along with hand-picked videos, maps, illustrations, and photos in our online book to make history understandable and interesting, even for reluctant learners.

We do not offer a printable version of the book.

Please see the F.A.Q. on our Whirlwind World History Books and Resources page.

We are Christians, but Guest Hollow’s Whirlwind Curriculum is not intended to be a “Christian resource”. However, there may be infrequent (or what we consider to be) minor references or links to resources that mention Christian ideas, values, or sectarian topics even in our secular/non-religious/neutral curriculums.

We’ve chosen to use the time designations of BCE and CE because of the diverse nature of our customers, and because it’s the current convention for most colleges and modern books. This is not a reflection of our personal preference, which is for BC and AD. We provide two separate timelines: one with B.C. and A.D. and the other with BCE and CE.

Christians and non-Christians should preview the scheduled books and all other resources such as videos, etc. to make sure they are compatible with your beliefs, philosophies, and values.

After purchasing a curriculum, you’ll see that the item you just bought shows that it is discounted 50% in our store. The reason you are seeing this is because we give you the opportunity to repurchase the schedule and your downloads at a substantial discount before they expire (2 years from date of purchase).

Please note: You do NOT need to repurchase your schedule in order to use the files you originally purchased and downloaded. You can use your downloaded schedule forever and can click on the links just as you can the online version of the schedule. You just won’t have access to any updates after your online access expires.

Why does access expire? Every year we go through all our curriculum schedules and update broken links and/or replace books that have gone out of print. This is a very time-intensive process that keeps our curricula up-to-date. Your repurchase helps fund this process and provides you with a schedule that has all the new additions or changes.

You need to repurchase your access BEFORE it expires in order to get the 50% discount due to the way our “membership” software works. If for some reason you miss the deadline, let us know why. We may give you a coupon code for the 50% off at our discretion.

*It is our intention to provide access for a period of 2 years, however, access to the online version of the curriculum schedules and additional downloads is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to potential various circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.

We are happy to answer your questions!!! Just email us at: guesthollow@memorableplaces.com

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