I have searched long and hard for an affordable history curriculum for a middle schooler that wasn't focused around the bible. Even though we are religious, I don't necessarily believe that it has to be built into the history lessons. After all, that is what Nathan's bible lessons are for. Basically, it's a personal choice.
You know what? I'll just skip to the happy ending because I highly doubt anyone wants to hear my sob--search-for-free-history-curriculum story.
This history curriculum is by a site called, World History for Us All. It is a collaboration by school teachers, college professors, and educational specialists from San Diego that put this little gem of a program together.
Some of the things it includes are: power point, worksheets, lesson plans, readings, and plenty of graphics and stuff for the teacher. I could not believe I stumbled upon this on the very same day I was about to click the submit button on a $300 program. I think God was telling me to just wait a minute longer because just a mere one hour later I found this history program.
The only con is this: The site is a bit hairy to sort through, but once you figure it out it is totally worth it. You can't beat a FREE curriculum that is this well put together. AND there is NO registration.
This is something I can't keep to myself (obviously) and wanted to put their link out there for some other mother/father to stumble upon.
Here is the link: World History for Us All