#1 History is best studied chronologically. If you fit the description of someone who hated history at school, I’ll bet my bottom dollar that 90% of the problem was that because there was so much jumping around, you could never see the bigger picture. If you follow a unit studies approach to home education, you may not study history chronologically, and if that works for your children, that is fine. But, generally, starting at the beginning of the story of the world, and ending at the “end”, will sustain interest better. Look for a chronologically-written program, like the excellent “The Story of the World” series, by Susan Wise Bauer.