How and Why I Used Bob Jones University High School History Curriculum

Our daughter needed a curriculum that would give her the confidence that she was learning what she was “supposed to know”, while at the same time, was easy to organize and complete relatively independently, during our busy homeschool lives. With many great options, we ended up choosing Bob Jones American History and World History, 3rd Edition, for two of our high school credits. I had purchased the activity book that goes with the curriculum but we didn’t like it at all, so we dropped it!

Even if our oldest had the ability to complete this curriculum independently, a lot of times we read the textbooks together. Sometimes we read together because it worked well for us, and other times probably because it helped us stay on schedule. When we got to a part that touched my heart…as I read my throat would tighten and tears would well up in my eyes. “Are you crying again?” my daughter would tease me and we would laugh and keep on learning about history. We really enjoyed how BJU history textbooks narrate the history we were lear