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.
Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
1-2 hours depending on activities that are chosen
Guest Hollow materials are downloadable/online. There are no physical copies.
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What You Get
Whirlwind World History comes with:
✔ A printable PDF schedule
✔ An editable schedule in Microsoft Word format
✔ Access to an online version of the schedule*
✔ A FREE online textbook with embedded videos.
✔ A printable workbook with maps and an answer key
✔ A separate file of weekly timeline figures
✔ A printable timeline
✔ A coupon code to get Guest Hollow’s Big Bad Beautiful Booklist -History Edition for 50% off!
*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.
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Click here to see the required books and resources for 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
- 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!
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.
Does this curriculum come with ____________?
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).
No. There are no tests with this curriculum.
☑ a workbook?
Yes. You get a gigantic 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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Sarah W (verified owner) –
We are big Guest Hollow fans and have used many of the curriculums at various ages and stages. I have a gifted 8th grader who reads and tests at the late high school level in History so we decided to do Whirlwind History this year. It has really been great. The schedule is truly a buffet of options that you can choose from using a few, many or all.
My son loves the books so he never wants to skip any of those, because of this and the density of the information with this curriculum, we actually decided to split it up over two years. You certainly don’t HAVE to do that though as there is a schedule laid out for 5 days a week of a traditional school year. There are many different book styles as well, hard cover reference books, a rich online text book, graphic novels, traditional novels etc. I highly recommend GH and look forward to future releases of theirs.
Emily Ashworth (verified owner) –
We just started using Whirlwind History with my twin 9th graders, and holy wow is it everything we wanted and more! My guys are already huge Ted Ed and Crash Course fans, and are voracious readers. They are watching the videos together on TV, then splitting off to do the online text and paper workbook separately at their desks. They chose to work together on the weekly projects, this week they are so loving the minecraft project! My mom is a graphic designer and artist, and she is prepping to do a lot of the weekly activities with them 💗 I feel like I have finally found a curriculum I dont have to work diligently to supplement!!!