Category Archive: Curriculum

Articles relating especially to the Heritage Classical Curriculum or libraries

Mar 12

Heritage History and Core Curriculum Standards

There is nothing so corrupt as history when it enters the service of the state.” —Edgar Quinet

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” —George Orwell

“It is the great paradox of the modern world that at the very time when the world decided that people should not be coerced about their form of religion, it also decided that they should be coerced about their form of education.”—G. K. Chesterton

Nov 27

Christmas Special for History Lovers


Do you have a History Lover on your Christmas list? If so, a Heritage Classical Library CD could be that unique gift you’ve been looking for. Each of our Classical Curriculum and Library CDs includes dozens of traditional histories, biographies, military histories, and literary classics for history lovers of all ages! From now until the …

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Sep 15

British History Core Reading Selections

The Heritage History library contains dozens of books about English History and heroes, but while our complete collection includes over 80 books in its British category, only a few of these can be considered comprehensive histories (also called spines). Since spines are often assigned as required reading, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce these books to those families who are considering a study of English history.

While all of the following books are excellent, Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is the most well-known. It is recommended by several traditional curriculums and never disappoints. The others, however, are worthy of note, and each is considerably shorter than H. E. Marshall’s landmark work.

Sep 15

Ask Heritage: Why Assign Two Spines instead of One?

When you say every student of Ancient History should read at least two comprehensive histories (sometimes called “spines”) for both Greece and Rome do you mean one after the other or do you mean two different spines over the course of their elementary schooling years, the way the three and four year curriculums suggests? – …

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Aug 16

Ancient History Core Reading Selections

Ancient Greece Classical Library

Heritage History recommends that every student of Ancient History read at least two comprehensive histories (sometimes called “spines”) for both Greece and Rome. Instead of writing individual reviews for a dozen such histories currently available from Heritage History, this review gives an overview of book sets from five different authors that we recommend as “core” reading for beginning and intermediate students.

Dec 19

The Modern Europe Curriculum Is Here!

After months of careful work, we are proud to announce the release of the Modern Europe Classical Library! The Library includes over forty books and covers France and the Netherlands, England, Spain and Portugal, and Germany.  You can purchase it on our website at…and please, let us know what you think!