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Welcome to Year 1

Tapestry of Grace™ Year 3 is your guide through the Nineteenth Century.

Explore the Nineteenth Century, from Napoleon to Teddy Roosevelt. Tapestry of Grace™ is the award-winning homeschool curriculum that uses the history of the world to guide your whole family through an amazing humanities education. Want to know more? Explore Tapestry with video introductions and free samples!

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Want to see what a week of Tapestry looks like? Take a peek right now! You can turn the pages to get a good look at what Tapestry really looks like. Then, for a more in-depth trial, check out Go to Egypt, the free, 3-week sample that introduces and explains each section with annotations added by the author for moms exploring Tapestry for the first time!

Week Plan Sample

Tapestry works for your whole family.

K–3rd graders get opportunities for lots of hands-on projects, storybooks, and read-alouds. 4th–6th graders get more independent work and interesting chapter books. 6th–9th graders get in more challenging assignments that help them make vital learning connections. 10th–12th graders get worldview discussions that will help them to succeed in life. Dad gets a family that is all on the same page, so he can lead them in a single educational conversation, and you get confidence and help to take your family on the adventure of the homeschoooling journey.

Scope & Sequence

What does Tapestry cover? Quite a lot! Take a look at this Scope & Sequence Chart for a broad overview of topics covered in Year 3 of Tapestry... and remember, each topic is taught to your child at the learning-level appropriate for them!

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Rhetoric Level Studies Grammar/DIALECTIC
History Literature Government Philosophy Church History Beyond History
Titles Analysis
Unit 1
  • Presidents J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe
  • The career of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The War of 1812
  • The Congress of Vienna
  • Simon Bolivar and the South American independence movements: 1800-1825
  • Major Romantic Poets: Burns, Scott, Chateaubriand, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats
  • American and Russian short stories: Irving, Poe, and Pushkin
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther, or Faust* (Goethe)
  • Poets and short story writers: Poe, D.G. Rossetti, Longfellow
  • The following literary concepts and tools for studying them are taught and used in many different weeks throughout the year-plan for story analyis, drama analysis, and poetry analysis:
  • Literary vocabulary
  • Structures
  • Modes
  • Topics
  • Themes
  • Genres
  • Devices
  • Techniques
  • Meters
  • Characters
  • Artistry
  • Plots
  • Settings
  • Style
  • Worldview analysis
  • Historical literary movements
  • Authors' lives
  • Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Democracy in America* (Tocqueville)
  • Code of Napoleon
  • Alien & Sedition Acts
  • The Marshall Court
  • Kant
  • Schleiermacher
  • Hegel
  • William Carey
  • William Wilberforce
  • Adoniram Judson
  • The Roman Catholic Church and the French Revolution
  • New challenges to Christianity in the Age of Progress
  • Hands-on activities reinforce history topics
  • Geography threads include maps and activities tied to history
  • Historical fiction and picture books reinforce all studies
  • Vocabulary words given weekly for grammar students reinforce history and literature studies
  • Follow-up worksheets are given for books read as literature most weeks
  • The history of artistic styles is woven into history lessons
  • Weekly writing assignments are keyed to history topics
  • Many grammar students enjoy Lampstand Press lapbook products which parallel and reinforce weekly history topics
  • Dialectic students may choose to reinforce their work using time lines.
Unit 2
  • Presidents J.Q. Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, and Taylor
  • Victorian England & British Empire
  • The settlement of Australia
  • Manifest Destiny: American pioneers
  • Mexican-American War
  • CA gold rush & telegraph
  • Clashes of nationalism: 1830's and 1848
  • Marx and Communism
  • Les Miserables (Hugo)
  • The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
  • Billy Budd (Melville)
  • Poets: Dickinson, Hopkins, Whitman
  • Democracy in America* (Tocqueville)
  • Thoreau and Civil Disobedience
  • Communist Manifesto
  • James Mill
  • Schopenhauer
  • Emerson
  • Thoreau
  • Darwin
  • Newman
  • Marx
  • Second Great Awakening: revivalism and Charles Finney
  • Clapham and Oxford movements in England
  • Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and the Mormons
Unit 3
  • Presidents Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, A. Johnson, and Grant
  • Crimean War
  • China, Japan, and Opium Wars
  • Underground Railroad
  • American Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Unification of Italy & of Germany
  • Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
  • Great Expectations (Dickens)
  • Major Poets and Short Story Writers: Flaubert, the Brownings, C. Rosetti, Arnold, Tennyson, Whittier
  • Beijing Opera and Chinese poetry
  • Fugitive Slave law
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Dred Scott
  • Secession arguments
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Civil War Amendments
  • Slaughterhouse Cases
  • Kierkegaard
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Marx
  • Darwin
  • Hudson Taylor
  • The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (Noll)
  • David Livingstone
Unit 4
  • Presidents Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, and McKinley
  • Edison and Bell
  • Imperialism
  • Immigration
  • Captains of Industry
  • Populists and "Muckrakers"
  • Problems of urbanization
  • Spanish-American War
  • Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)
  • A Doll's House (Ibsen)
  • Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Tolstoy)
  • An Ideal Husband (Wilde)
  • Patience (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • Labor issues
  • Trust busters
  • Nativism
  • Progressivism
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Women's suffrage movement
  • Temperance movement
  • Newman
  • Vatican Canons
  • Nietzsche
  • William James
  • Mary Slessor
  • Dwight L. Moody
  • Charles Spurgeon

*Indicates that students read selections from this work.