It is rarely feasible to cover several epochs in one year using TruthQuest History, though we have seen it done at a very rapid pace (with the TQH commentary and one spine being read from each TQH guide). We recommend that you do Beginnings during "Bible time," as a crucial foundation, if possible, and then either, for "history time," select one TQH guide, especially "Age of Revolution III," or that you simply read four intensely insightful books (available through most homeschool suppliers, Christian bookstores, and church libraries):
How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer (video version is equally excellent)
Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin (filter intensity of some statements regarding popes)
Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese
"Can my younger children use your ancient history guides? If I have older children in these upper guides, can my young ones tag along?"
"My children are widely spaced in Grades 2, 4, and 8. Should I keep them together, and if so what guides should I use? If I put them into two groups, is it difficult?"
"My older students are doing the 'Age of Revolution' guides. Should I include my younger children as well, or put them in the parallel 'American History for Young Students' guides?"
"I have two children, ages 11 and 13. We want to study American history. Since both your 'American History for Young Students' series (Grades 1-5) and 'Age of Revolution' series (Grades 5-12) cover American history, which should I use? One of my children is on the grade-level cusp, this is our first time visiting the topic, and I'm not sure what depth I'd like to pursue."
"How do I talk with my teenagers about switching to TruthQuest History? I let them decide which curriculum they use because I hated having material shoved down my throat in school. But they oppose almost all of my suggestions!"