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Heritage History Study Aids

Resources for Teachers, Homeschoolers, and History Lovers

The Study Aids provided below are organized by historical period and are intended for students in Middle School or above. They include maps, era summaries, timelines, reading recommendations, battle dictionaries, and other references that can make studying more enjoyable. Most were developed for use with the Heritage Classical Curriculum and the History Quest Quiz game, but they can be used by anyone with an interest in traditional history.

The study resources listed below are intended for advanced students who are ready for comprehensive history. Families with younger students should refer to our our Young Readers collection.

Ancient Greece Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • Gods and Myths  —  Gaia and Uranus to Reign of the Olympians
  • Heroes and Monsters  —  Exploits of Perseus to Death of Hercules
  • Homeric Epics  —  Trojan War to Return of Odysseus
  • Early City-States  —  Rise of Sparta to Reforms of Cleisthenes     (800 to 500 B.C. )
  • Persian War  —  Rise of the Persia to Aftermath of Persian War     (560 to 472 B.C. )
  • Athenian Empire  —  Formation of Delian League to Fall of Athens     (478 to 404 B.C. )
  • Late Classical  —  Thirty Tyrants in Athens to Battle of Chaeronea     (404 to 338 B.C. )
  • Hellenistic Era  —  Reign of Alexander to Rome Destroys Corinth     (336 to 146 B.C. )
Ancient Rome Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • Kingdom of Rome  —  Founding of Rome to Exile of Tarquins     (753 to 510 B.C. )
  • Early Republic  —  Defeat of Tarquin Superbus to Unification of Italy     (510 to 275 B.C. )
  • Punic Wars  —  First Punic War to Destruction of Carthage     (274 to 146 B.C. )
  • Decline of Republic  —  Age of Gracchi to Pompey Defeats Pirates     (146 to 60 B.C. )
  • Age of the Caesars  —  First Triumvirate to Death of Augustus     (60 B. C. to 14 A.D.)
  • Height of Empire  —  Reign of Tiberius to Last Severan Emperor     (14 to 235 A.D. )
  • Fall of Empire  —  Military Anarchy to Reign of Justinian I     (235 to 565 A.D. )
  • Rise of Christianity  —  Death of Apostles to Gregory the Great     (50 to 600 A.D. )
British Middle Ages Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • Early Britain  —  Roman Conquest of Britain to First Viking Raid     (43 to 800)
  • Saxons and Normans  —  House of Wessex to Death of Stephen     (800 to 1154)
  • Early Plantagenets  —  Henry II Plantagenet to Reign of Edward III     (1154 to 1340)
  • Lancasters and Yorks  —  Hundred Years War to Battle of Bosworth Field     (1340 to 1485)
  • Tudors and Reformation  —  Henry VII Tudor to Death of Elizabeth I     (1485 to 1603)
  • Stuarts and Civil War  —  James I Stuart to Death of Anne     (1603 to 1714)
  • Scotland  —  Macalpine Unifies Scots to Act of Union     (1403 to 1707)
  • Ireland  —  Life of Saint Patrick to Irish Independence     (450 to 1922)
British Empire Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • Glorious Revolution  —  Glorious Revolution to Last Jacobite Rising     (1688 to 1745)
  • Foundation of Empire  —  War of Jenkin's Ear to Napoleonic Wars     (1707 to 1815)
  • Height of Empire  —  Battle of Waterloo to Second Boer War     (1815 to 1902)
  • Colonies and Canada  —  Roanoke Colony to Saskatchewan Rebellion     (1585 to 1885)
  • British India  —  Baber founds Moghul Empire to First World War     (1526 to 1914)
  • Colonial Africa  —  Discovery of Blue Nile to Union of South Africa     (1770 to 1910)
  • Australasia  —  Voyage of Captain Cook to New Zealand Dominion     (1770 to 1907)
  • Science and Invention  —  Isaac Newton to 20th century     (1660 to 1914)
Early America Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • European Exploration  —  Voyage of Leif Ericson to La Salle explores Mississippi     (1000 to 1682)
  • Early Colonies  —  Lost Colony of Roanoke to Colony of Georgia     (1585 to 1750)
  • Revolutionary Period  —  French-Indian War to Constitutional Congress     (1750 to 1788)
  • Early Republic  —  Constitution ratified to Mexican-American War     (1789 to 1850)
  • Civil War Period  —  Compromise of 1850 to End of Reconstruction     (1850 to 1877)
  • Progressive Era  —  Transcontinental Railroad to The Great War     (1869 to 1918)
  • Westward Expansion  —  California Missions to Hawaii Becomes a Territory     (1770 to 1900)
  • American Indian  —  De Soto Expedition to Wounded Knee Massacre     (1540 to 1890)
Spanish Empire Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • Romans and Visigoths  —  Punic Wars in Spain to Moorish Conquest     (250 B.C. to 711)
  • Moorish Spain  —  Battle of Guadalete to Fall of Granada     (711 to 1492)
  • Reconquista  —  Reconquest of Toledo to Death of Ferdinand     (1050 to 1516)
  • Exploration  —  Prince Henry the Navigator to Discovery of Mississippi     (1430 to 1540)
  • Hapsburg Spain  —  Charles V, Emperor to War of Spanish Succession     (1516 to 1700)
  • Bourbon Spain  —  Peace of Utrecht to Spanish Civil War     (1712 to 1931)
  • Mexico  —  Conquests of Cortez to Mexican Revolution     (1520 to 1921)
  • South America  —  Conquests of Pizarro to Early 20th Century     (1525 to 1921)
Modern Europe Study Aids
STUDY AIDS — COMPREHENSIVE
Overview Book Descriptions Reading Assignments
Historical Maps Outline Maps Wars and Battles
Era Summaries Timeline Character List
STUDY AIDS — by HISTORICAL ERA
  • French Revolution  —  Reign of Louis XV to Death of Robespierre     (1715 to 1794)
  • Napoleonic Wars  —  French Directory to Battle of Waterloo     (1795 to 1815)
  • Republican France  —  Restoration of Bourbons to First World War     (1815 to 1914)
  • Unification of Italy  —  Napoleonic Wars to Mussolini     (1792 to 1925)
  • Rise of Prussia  —  Frederick the Great to Revolutions of 1848     (1740 to 1848)
  • German Empire  —  Bismarck Prime Minister to Balkan Wars     (1862 to 1912)
  • Tsarist Russia  —  Peter the Great to Bolshevik Revolution     (1682 to 1917)
  • Great War  —  Assassination of Archduke to Armistice     (1914 to 1918)