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Antiquity | Ancient History Curriculum

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Year 3 in Dave Raymond’s History Series

Dave Raymond begins with Genesis then traces world history to the life of Christ. This incredible series synthesizes the events recorded in the Bible with ancient history, showing clearly how God’s providence directed the ancient world.  A must-have course for those wanting their children to have a Biblical worldview of ancient history.

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In this third year of his history series, Dave Raymond synthesizes the Bible with ancient history, showing clearly how God’s providence directed the events in the ancient historical world.  Dave gives students:

  • A Christian worldview of the events from Creation through the life of Christ
  • An understanding of great events such as the Tower of Babel, the Fall of Jerusalem, the Peloponnesian War, and the Rise of the Roman Empire
  • An examination of famous ancient men and women such as Abraham, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra
  • A moral philosophy to help measure the events of history against a Biblical standard

Dave’s ancient history homeschool curriculum has transformed the perspective of thousands of High School students. Give your kids a view of history that will prepare them to understand the world.

Complete Series: American History | Modernity | Antiquity | Christendom

Listen to Dave explain how his series works:

Available as a Facilitated or Graded Course with a Compass Membership. (Fall 2024) Facilitators answer student questions, provide Zoom discussion of lesson content, give assistance with projects & portfolios, and, if grading is chosen, maintain student grades.


    • 130 videos (5 lectures per lesson, ~20-25 min each, 44 hours total)
    • 4 projects
    • Year-long Portfolio
    • 212-page Student Reader based on original sources (PDF, EPUB, and MOBI)
    • Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence (PDF, EPUB, and MOBI)
    • Dedicated EPUB & Kindle versions of the Student Reader and Teacher’s Guide using Dyslexia-friendly fonts. View a side-by-side sample.
    • Weekly Exams
    • Dates covered: Creation to A.D. 33

Ages: 14+ (Mature content discussed in some pagan civilizations. Brief artistic nudity in historical artwork.)

Credit: One High School History/Social Studies

Click on the FAQ tab for a complete breakdown of hours spent per area to qualify for high school credit.

Dave Raymond lives in rural Middle Tennessee with his wife and 6 children where he has taught the humanities for the past 20 years. He teaches the disciplines of history, literature, composition, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials.

License: This product is licensed for use by one family. For group, co-op, or school use, each family will need to purchase a copy or purchase licenses for each student. For more information, visit our group license page.

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1 HS

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Lesson Length

70-95 minutes (5 videos, ~19 min each)


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44 Hours, 11 Mins

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Student Reader & Teacher's Guide (PDF or Physical Books)



  1. Orientation (50:16)
  2. Imago Dei: Creation (1:46:38)
  3. The Two Cities: The Fall & Two Lineages (1:41:12)
  4. Look On My Works, Ye Mighty: Babel & Mesopotamia (1:52:24)
  5. The Waters of Life in the Everlasting Hills: Ancient Egypt (1:23:54)
  6. Lekh-Lekha: Abraham & The Patriarchs (1:29:03)
  7. On Eagles’ Wings: The Exodus & The Law (1:29:56)
  8. The Sacrifice of Praise: Worship in Ancient Israel (1:44:27)
  9. A House of Prayer for All Nations: Samuel to Solomon (1:33:24)
  10. The Ways of the Father: Prophets & Kings (1:38:12)
  11. I Form light and Create Darkness: The Exile, Medes & Persians, and Israel’s Return (1:38:51)
  12. Beyond Life and Death: India (1:47:05)
  13. Immutable Tradition: China (1:35:11)
  14. Honor Versus Life: Old Japan (1:48:23)
  15. The Smoke of 1,000 Villages: Sub-Saharan Africa (1:59:40)
  16. In Search of the Unknown God: Greek Stories & Early History (1:30:54)
  17. Nostoi & Empire: Greece Versus Persia (1:29:47)
  18. The Glory that Was Greece: The Golden Age (1:59:40)
  19. The One and the Many: The Peloponnesian War & Philosophers (1:41:41)
  20. To the Strongest: Alexander the Great (1:14:12)
  21. Make Straight the Highway: Between the Testaments (1:51:34)
  22. The Grandeur that was Rome: The Roman Republic (2:00:41)
  23. The War of Gods & Demons: The Conquest of Italy, Carthage, and Greece (1:57:46)
  24. Crossing the Rubicon: The Fall of the Roman Republic (2:04:01)
  25. Pax Romana: Caesar Augustus (1:51:16)
  26. The Everlasting Man: Jesus Christ (2:11:04)

Sample Lessons

Sample Books

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See a Sample of the Dyslexia-friendly Version


How to Teach Antiquity: Don’t know where to begin with this product (or need a refresher)? Try our brief jumpstart guide to see how all the pieces fit together.

Antiquity Resources: Additional links, videos, and games you can use to supplement the curriculum. Best of all, they’re free!

History posts on our Blog: Stay up to date on the whys and hows of this product.


Does the streaming service expire?
No. This is a purchase in perpetuity.

Are there any course corrections?
View an updated list of corrections for Antiquity.

How do I calculate for high school credit?
HSLDA recommends spending approximately 150 hours on a subject to qualify for high school credit.  This is how Dave Raymond’s classes generally break down to achieve that credit.  Some students will spend more time in some areas and some will spend less, but there is clearly enough different types of work to qualify for full high school credit:

* The reader includes over 220 pages of original historical materials. It increases in length as the year progresses. For example, Lessons in the first semester comprise approximately 90 pages while those in the second comprise approximately 130 pages. If additional reading is desired for older students, we include recommendations for that.
**If a parent desires to do two or more thesis papers for older students, that is perfectly acceptable and will only increase the amount of time spent in the class.

What should my student’s portfolio look like?

Here is an example of the portfolio to give some ideas.

8 reviews for Antiquity | Ancient History Curriculum

  1. Brandy

    A favorite curriculum pick for homeschooling high school! It includes:
    ✔️ Story-based history with Bible integrated
    ✔️ Primary source texts
    ✔️ Portfolio-making
    ✔️ Scriptural connections
    ✔️ Thoughtful discussions
    ✔️ Projects and speech opportunities
    We recommend it for older students and/or we recommend parents to pre-screen the lectures beforehand since it does go into religions of the world, some of which are rather disturbing. But this is an important part of teaching our children – we live in a fallen world that searches for Truth, and a worldview without Christ leads into darkness.

  2. Helkias M (verified owner)

    We love the scope and breadth of history and how it aligns with or against Biblical history,

  3. Debra B (verified owner)

    We are currently using Antiquity and not quite halfway through it. The scope and sequence of the program includes a lot of biblical history, particularly in the first half of the year, which has its plusses and minuses. We stopped and added extra material on Ancient Egypt as my two high school students did not feel that we covered enough in the one week devoted to it. Greece and Rome have more coverage, five and four weeks respectively. I like that we are devoting a week each to India, China, Japan and Africa instead of having bits and pieces of their histories scattered in throughout western history. I know I have had a tough time with other programs that go chronologically as I can’t follow the story of Japan when taken in bite-sized chunks throughout the year. Spending one week on a single area makes it a lot easier to get the overall picture. One aspect I like is that at only 26 weeks, it is very easy for me to add in extra material where I disagree with the overall scope and sequence.

  4. Tiffany C (verified owner)

    We find it very helpful in forming a Christian worldview. My daughter enjoys it very much.

  5. Heather W

    These lectures are so good! My kids are very engaged with it. I appreciate the accompanying written materials. The length of videos is really appropriate for a day’s worth of work and can be easily doubled up when we miss a day. David is an incredible teacher and since we cannot be in his actual classroom, this has been the next best thing. I think it would be great for groups and Compass Classrooms Live, to hold weekly groups that discuss the material, led by a teacher or facilitator that knows the material well, and to give the kids a chance to present their portfolio entries as well as possibly to do the written portion of the class. It is difficult for me in particular, to handle this part of the course. Positive peer pressure would help my kids to take that part of the class more seriously and really make the material their own.

  6. Natalie B (verified owner)

    My son (13) comes to me to tell me the things he’s learning, and I like what I hear! He enjoys the projects.

  7. Christine B (verified owner)

    I love it! It makes you think, it helps you understand the past and how that relates to today, and it is not revisionist history.

  8. Heather D

    We are using Antiquity with our daughter, who is a Junior in high school. She enjoys the teaching and the art projects. For her the static video platform is perfect because she can pause to take notes and rewatch as needed. She was especially excited when we came back from Christmas break and the reading selections were integrated alongside the videos. She preferred that to the separate digital reader.

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