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Welcome to Year 1

Tapestry of Grace™ Year 2 is your guide from the Medieval World to the Modern.

Explore the Middle Ages and more, from Byzantium to the New World. 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!

Week Plan Sample

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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 2 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
  • Fall of Rome
  • Byzantine Empire & Islam
  • Charlemagne
  • Viking Age
  • Feudal System
  • High Middle Ages
  • Trade & Towns: Mongols, Marco Polo, and the Far East
  • Pre-reformation lights
  • Early Arthurian legends
  • Medieval parables
  • Chanson de Roland
  • Beowulf
  • Inferno,* Purgatorio,* and Paradiso* (Dante)
  • Piers Plowman*
  • Canterbury Tales* (Chaucer)
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The following and tools for studying them are taught and used in many different weeks throughout the year-plan for story analysis, 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
  • Code of Justinian
  • Islamic government structure
  • Alfred's Dooms
  • Oaths of Fealty
  • Magna Charta
  • Summa Theologica* (Thomas Aquinas)
  • Augustine
  • Boethius
  • Mohammed
  • Anselm
  • Aquinas
  • William of Ockham
  • The Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Roman Catholic internal hierarchy develops
  • Strengthening of the papacy: crusades and ascendency
  • Popes and princes
  • Corruption in the Roman Catholic Church
  • Hands-on activities reinforce history lessons for these students
  • Geography threads include maps and activities tied to history
  • Historical fiction and picture books reinforce studies of various cultures
  • 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. In Unit 2, a studio art thread is offered.
  • 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
  • The Southern Renaissance
  • The Age of Exploration
  • The Northern Renaissance
  • The Reformation: its effects on the histories of the nations of Western Europe, especially Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Scotland, and England
  • The Counter Reformation
  • Sonnets (Petrarch, Wyatt, Shakespeare)
  • Faerie Queene*
  • English medieval plays
  • Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, King Lear, The Tempest (Shakespeare)
  • The Prince (Machiavelli)
  • On Secular Authority (Martin Luther)
  • On Civil Government (John Calvin)
  • Machiavelli
  • Copernicus
  • Erasmus
  • Luther
  • More
  • Trent
  • Francis Bacon
  • Roman Catholic missionary activity during the Age of Exploration
  • The Reformation: theological stances and issues
  • The Counter Reformation
Unit 3
  • The founding and settlement of the thirteen original American colonies
  • The English Civil War
  • Absolutism in Europe
  • New France in America
  • Don Quixote* (Cervantes)
  • Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan)
  • 17th-Century English poets (Donne et al.)
  • Paradise Lost (Milton)
  • Tartuffe (Molière)
  • Founding documents of American government from the colonial era
  • Parallel developments in English laws and government
  • Rise of absolutism
  • Galileo
  • Descartes
  • Pascal
  • Hobbes
  • Locke
  • Edwards
  • Spinoza
  • Newton
  • Puritan culture and beliefs
  • Developments concerning religion in Colonial America
  • Jonathan Edwards
Unit 4
  • French and Indian Wars
  • Declaring Independence
  • The Revolutionary War
  • The new nation under the Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitution
  • Presidents Washington and Adams
  • The French Revolution
  • Phaedra (Racine)
  • Gulliver's Travels (Swift)
  • The Rape of the Lock (Pope)
  • Sense and Sensibility (Austen)
  • Selected poems (Cowper, Gray, Dryden, ballads)
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • United States Constitution
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Bill of Rights
  • Federalist papers
  • Reflections on the Revolution in France (Edmund Burke)
  • Berkeley
  • Adam Smith
  • Voltaire
  • Rousseau
  • Hume
  • Kant
  • Wesley and Whitefield
  • American denominations develop

*Indicates that students read selections from this work.