I'm designing my own history plans this year, pulling from several different resources. I'm trying an experiment this year of reading through all of world history during the first half of the year. We are using A Child's History of the World for our overview, and reading a few short chapters every day (we started this last week). While we are doing that, we will do a narrower study of two specific times/places. I asked Clavier to choose, and he picked Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.
During the second half of the year we will read an overview of American History, and study Native Americans and New World Explorers.