History Catechism
from Dr. John Lord's Points of History, c. 1881

This is not a necessary item for a homeschooling family, but it's a neat book and worth a second look if you run across it.

Here's an excerpt.

1. What is history?
A narrative of [God's work in history in] human events, of the lives of distinguished men, and of the progress of art, science, and literature.

2. What is the first event of human history...?
The creation of Adam, from the dust of the earth, into whom the Creator breathed a living soul.

3. What is the second great event in human history?
The fall of man, and his expulsion from Eden.

4. What were the consequences?
The rapid degeneracy of his descendents, and the general prevalence of wickedness.

5. What great catastrophe was sent upon the race in consequence of this wickedness?
A general deluge, which destroyed the human race, excepting Noah and his family, who were saved in an ark built by divine command.

6. Who were the sons of Noah?
Shem, Ham, and [Japheth], from whom all the present inhabitants of the earth...have sprung.

7. What is the first recorded fact of importance after the deluge?
The partial building of Babel, the confusion of languages, and the dispersion of the descendents of Noah, probably under patriarchal leaders.

8. Who was the most noted man of this period, according to Genesis?
Nimrod, grandson of Ham, a mighty hunter, who reigned in the land of Shinar.

9. What great monarchies did the descendents of Ham found?
Assyria, Egypt, and Phoenicia, all of which were great states in the time of Abraham.

10. Which of these states was the most famous?
Egypt, whose pyramids and cities attest a high civilization, and a great antiquity.

11. What great man did the descendents of Shem produce, who lived in the Valley of Mesopotamia?
Abraham, born ten generations after Noah, who migrated from Chaldea to Palestine, and became the founder of the Hebrew nation.

12. What constituted his greatness?
He restored the worship of one God.