Heart of Wisdom Publications:
The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is a Bible based 12 year organized plan (4 years X 3 times) using living books.At the time of this writing the following prepared, 4-Step lesson unit studies are available from Heart of Wisdom

12 Year Living Book Plan

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is a Bible based,  eclectic approach (combination of several methods) with a 12 year organized plan (4 years repeated 3 times) using living books.

4 year plan

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Four Years Repeated Three Times=12 Years

History is taught Chronologically. Science is taught in the Days of Creation Order.

Download the Year 1 Overview with resource lists here. The PDF is Internet linked to the resources.

  • Year 1 History: Adam to Abraham, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Messiah
  • Year 1 Science: Creation, Light, Energy, Matter, Motion, Electricity
  • Year 2 History: Early Church, Vikings, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation
  • Year 2 Science: Weather, Oceans, Plants, Geology, Astronomy
  • Year 3 History Exploration, Colonies, New Nation, Civil War, American West
  • Year 3 Science Ocean Animals, Birds, Insects, Land Animals
  • Year 4 History: Industrial Era, WWI, Depression, WWII, Holocaust, 1960 to Present
  • Year 4 Science: Anatomy human body



Charlotte Mason would love this store! Bible focused, chronological history, science in Creation order, living books, and much more!


Required Books

We provide preplanned unit studies for Year 1. You can use Heart of Wisdom methods with any curricula. You don’t really need a preplanned unit study.

Year One Unit Studies

We provide the unit studies for Year One because most ancient-history studies (even many Christian-based texts) concentrate on the pagans in ancient times, ignoring God’s people. Most homeschool parents do not have this Israel focused education background.

For example, Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt unit the focus is on Joseph, Moses, the Exodus, and God’s people (rather than on the pyramids and gods of Egypt). HOW’s Ancient Greece and Rome units focus on the Israelites fighting against idolatry under Greek and Roman rule (rather than on Greek mythology and Roman gods). Ancient History: Adam to Messiah includes all 7 history studies listed above chronologically. It includes Bible, history, geography, literature, government, composition, agriculture, religion, science, economics, and more. The lessons are full and require minimum preparation.

Recommendations for Year 2, 3, and 4

There are many, many fine preplanned studies that are appropriate for years 2, 3, and 4 from other publishers. We are working on specific list for each year now and will announce via email when they are complete.  Here are examples of the unit studies we recommend:

v Remember, You Have the Greatest Curriculum Available!

You have the best manuscript existing for teaching and instruction! All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).

Is the Bible enough if you are teaching a doctor, attorney, accountant, architect, etc.? Do you want them to be a wise, righteous doctor, attorney, accountant, architect, etc.? The Bible is the only place you can find true wisdom and righteousness.

  1. Begin with God’s Word—build your foundation like the wise man who built his house upon a rock (Matthew 7:24).
  2. Pray for direction.
  3. Have faith God God will provide.
  4. Wait on God—enjoy the journey!—be excited about what He has in store.

God’s will is to lead us to the Promised Land of our homeschool journey, but we’ll only relax and enjoy the journey if we understand His plan for getting us there. A lack of understanding will result in confusion and bewilderment.

You can schedule by faith with confidence because God is reliable. If you ask Him he will show you–His grace, His mercy, His dependability. God promised to strengthen and equip you; to guide you in every situation; to meet all your needs; and never to leave you. He will consistently kept these promises. Have you asked Him to lead you in your homeschool? He will.

God has a plan for each of us, and He will lead you to the resources you need. We have listed hundreds of books on the topics contained in the four-year plan,divided by categories and years.

Curl up with your children and a living book. Teach them to love to learn!

Free Book Lists by Grade Levels

Ready to start? Go to Create a Heart of Wisdom Year One Package

heart of wisdom package

We help you get comfortable with this approach providing the preplanned studies for the first year and guide you to other studies for the remaining years. The following prepared, 4-Step lesson unit studies are available from Heart of Wisdom:

  1. Wisdom


HOW History Unit Studies

  1. Adam to Abraham
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. Ancient Egypt
  4. Ancient Israel
  5. Ancient Greece
  6. Ancient Rome
  7. The Messiah

HOW Science Unit Studies

  1. Creation
  2. Light
  3. Energy

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  1. Linda Hansen

    Hi, My children are my great-grandchildren, whom I have custody of, and am raising. They a dd8, a dd7, and a ds 5. They know their alphabet, sounds and letters, and some numbers, and values. They do not know how to read yet. They are developmentally delayed, and one has mental illness.However, that’s the child that learns the quickest. Right now, we begin the day with the ‘Pledge’, and a Bible story from the childrens’s bible. Then we go over the alphabet, again, and numbers. Sometimes we do a worksheet, sometimes practice printing, etc. I’m sort of lost. I have “Reading in 100 Easy Lessons”, but haven’t tried it yet. What would you recommend? Thanks, Linda

  2. This is a great plan for Bible reading and study in homeschool. Well-thought out and planned. I won’t hesitate to recommend it.

  3. Terri V

    Where do I find the Unit Studies for Patriarchs, Exodus, Conquest, etc?


  4. Aliisa

    My daughter is currently in the 6th grade and we have decided to begin homeschooling. So would I begin with year 1? Im not sure how they work with the grade levels.

    Thanks for the help, Im feeling a little lost.

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