The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History is Now Available!

Catholic Educators GuideMy new book The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History from Cruachan Hill Press is now available for purchase!

The idea for The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History came from scores of emails I have received from parents and teachers over the years asking for advice on every facet of historical education: What books do you recommend? Do we need to be memorizing dates? What’s the best way to take notes in history class? What do we do if we run into biases sources? While sorting through these sorts of emails back in 2020, one mother told me, “You should just put all this into a book!”

I thought, “That’s a great idea!” So here we are!

The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History crystallizes my 15 years of historical teaching experience, combining theoretical observation with gobs of practical tips to help you optimize your student’s historical education. All of it is broken down by grade level, so whether you are dealing with elementary, middle school, or high school, you will have a game plan for your history class!

I want to highlight the book’s lists: over 450 book recommendations spanning ancient Egypt to 9/11, historical dates for memorization by grade level, and sample grading rubric templates for presentation projects and research papers.

I should mention, too, this book is not only geared towards homeschoolers, but those teaching in classroom and cooperative environments as well!

The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Why Should We Learn History
  • History at Different Age Groups
  • Delivering a History Lecture
  • Taking Notes in History Class
  • Incorporating Primary Sources
  • Dealing with Historical Bias
  • Memorizing Dates (with lists)
  • Reading Lists and Resources (obviously, with lists)
  • Grading Rubrics
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Teaching History as a Catholic

The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History is paperback, 107 pages, $15.95 + shipping. To purchase, use the Paypal button below. Expect delivery within 10-14 business days.


Story of Civilization Volume I Booklist

The Story of Civilization series from TAN Books provides an excellent introduction to lives and events that have shaped our world, using a historical fiction approach to immerse students in the era they are studying.

For families who wish to go deeper into historical study, I present the following recommended book list for Story of Civilization Volume I: The Ancient World. Please note this list may not be appropriate for all ages or families. Stories or videos may contain references to sensitive topics, violence, etc. Please preview everything before assigning anything to your children. Continue readingStory of Civilization Volume I Booklist”