Year 1 | Universal History

In Year 1, we start with Universal History in order to lay the foundation for a Biblical worldview.

Universal History is common to all men, of all times, all over the globe. No matter our race, origin or religion, it is mankind’s common history.

We teach the Bible chronologically as real history. Students are introduced to real people, in real time, with real events set into the context of world history.

We begin with Creation and finish the year with the Ancient Greeks.

Beginning in Genesis, we solidify our worldview by answering questions like;
Does God exist?
If so, what relationship does God have with the universe?
What is God’s role in history?
What are humans?
Why are we here, and what is our purpose? What are my values and priorities?

How an individual answers these questions is the framework in which he or she reasons and relates to the world and life events.

Pathway to Liberty is a holistic curriculum covering Bible, history, character, writing, vocabulary and geography.

Join us in laying a solid foundation from which your student can build on for a lifetime.

Year 2 | The Middle Ages

In Year 2, we study The Middle Ages in order to follow the noble stream of liberty.

We emphasize the history of the Christian church and its impact on the world. Students are introduced to real people, in real time, with real events set into the context of world history.

We begin with the Roman Republic and the Heroic Age of the Church and finish the year with the Age of Exploration.

Beginning with the Roman Republic, we study the advances of Rome and it’s decline. We answer questions like;
How did the Gospel change individual’s lives?
What relationship does the gospel have on a nation’s form of government?
How was God working in history to transform men and nations?
How does an individual’s internal character influence their external environment?

How an individual answers these questions is the framework in which he or she reasons and relates to the world and life events.

Pathway to Liberty is a holistic curriculum covering Bible, history, character, writing, vocabulary and geography.

Join us in learning about the history of the church, meeting individuals who change the course of history building a solid foundation from which your students can build on for a lifetime.

Year 3 | U.S. History

In Year 3, we study US History in order to understand the foundations of our American Republic.

We emphasize the founding principles of the United States. Students are introduced to real people, in real time, with real events set into the context of world history.

We begin with the Christian Founding and finish the year with the Early Administration of the United States.

Beginning with the Christian Founding, we study the principles of liberty and answer questions like;
Why is America the most free and prosperous nation that has ever been founded?
What was the source of America’s greatness?
Who was highly influential in the cultivation of liberty?
What rights are outlined in the Declaration of Independence?
What are our God-given rights and duties?
What is the individual’s responsibility with regards to self-government?
What is the role of the Constitution?

How an individual answers these questions is the framework in which he or she reasons and relates to the world and life events.

Pathway to Liberty is a holistic curriculum covering Bible, history, character, writing, vocabulary and geography.

Join us in learning about the principles of liberty and building a solid foundation from which your students can build on for a lifetime.

Year 4 | World History

In Year 4, we study World History in order to understand the battle between tyranny and liberty.

Students are introduced to real people, in real time, with real events set into the context of world history.

We begin with the expansion of the United States ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ and finish the year with the Post-Christian West.

We answer questions like;
What are the key areas of American expansion?
What does liberty give birth to?
How did the Founding Fathers view slavery?
What philosophy of government was behind Nazi Germany and the Axis powers?
Is that philosophy of government active today, and if so, where?
What type of worldviews oppose liberty for the individual?
What philosophies or agendas are threatening our liberties today?

How an individual answers these questions is the framework in which he or she reasons and relates to the world and life events.

Pathway to Liberty is a holistic curriculum covering Bible, history, character, writing, vocabulary and geography.

Join us in learning about the battle between tyranny and liberty and building a solid foundation from which your students can build on for a lifetime.

Additional Information


Our goals are mastery and strategy.

We strive for mastery of material. The Chain of Liberty and principles of liberty are part of every subject. We emphasize mastery of principles of liberty, world history chronology, the vocabulary of liberty and an understanding of key events and documents of liberty. We desire students to have a foundation that is solid in order to build on the rest of their lives.

Our strategy is to educate and equip. We will educate students to reason and relate principles to all of life. We will equip students to deal with the issues of our current culture. Students will have a unity of truth and a timeline of people and events that will bring a cohesiveness to their studies. This unity of truth will lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are preparing students for responsible leadership and citizenship.

The curriculum is designed so that the teacher may teach multi-levels simultaneously. The weekly subjects and principles are the same for every level. There are 4 levels. Level 1 is approximately first through third grade, Level 2 is fourth through sixth grade, Level 3 is seventh through nineth grade and Level 4 is tenth grade and above. You may adjust levels based on the needs of the students in your home.

Additionally, for students of all ages, we offer The Chain of Liberty Studyguide as a compliment to the book.


In traditional educational systems, subjects are broken up and compartmentalized without any cohesiveness or unity. It is assumed that the many parts will make up the whole. However, students walk away without internalizing or mastering a chronology of history or connections between subjects.  They are typically required to consume vast amounts of superficial information and parrot it back in order to pass exams which are typically multiple choice, true and false or short answers. There is no mastery of the bulk of information to which they are exposed.

Worldview is communicated by the presuppositions in the textbooks, curriculum and many teachers, which unknowingly (many times) communicate from the position of evolution, socialism, humanism, and existentialism. Alternate worldviews are considered politically incorrect or even offensive.

Pathway to Liberty is education that makes sense.

In principle-based education, we begin with the whole. The word principle goes back to its root meaning of beginning, cause, source, origin, element. We begin with the position that there is a divine center and source of all subjects, we proceed to find the unity of knowledge.

Pathway to Liberty is a history based curriculum designed around the key principles, people and events of liberty. The timeline begins with Creation and builds chronologically. We are holistic meaning that the subjects of literature, geography, writing and word studies coordinate and compliment the weekly history topic and principle. This approach submerges the student in the subject matter to encourage mastery of content with strategy. For instance, if we study the Magna Charta, students will also learn to identify principles of liberty and key concepts within the document. Writing assignments will further submerge students as they write and reason around the topic. Word studies, vocabulary, literature and geography all serve to reinforce and enhance the subject matter.
The fable of The Hare and the Tortoise illustrates Pathway to Liberty's philosophy of education. Education will produce results. The type of education determines the outcome. Will the education of an individual be temporary and short lived? Or will it result in the mastering and internalizing of content and ideas that will last a lifetime?


Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines education as; “The bringing up, as of a child; instruction, formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to…

~enlighten the understanding,

~correct the temper, and

~form the manners and habits of youth, and

~fit them for usefulness in their future stations.”

Enlighten – to quicken with the faculty of vision, to enable to see more clearly, to illuminate with knowledge.

~To instill a vision for the future where students clearly understand the times in which they live.

Correct the temper – to set right, or made straight; conformable with truth; not faulty; free from error.

~We educate our students with unrevised history so they know the truth.

Form – to set, to fix, to shape, to mold, draught, to cause to exist.

~Our primary focus is on the formation of character, conscience and conviction within the individual.

Fit – to prepare, to equip, to fall on (as in time and seasons).

~Our purpose is to teach and equip our students in order to fit them for their future calling.


  • An unchanging the law
  • A foundational truth with widespread application
  • Self – evident
  • A foundation for a system of belief
  • A fundamental source for a chain of reasoning

"A principle is a foundational truth with widespread application. Principles are universal and timeless. From the beginning of time and for generations to come, principles apply to every individual, community, state, and nation. The degree to which we mentally acknowledge or apply them does not alter their existence. Principles do not change.

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey explains, “Principles are self-evident and can easily be validated by any individual. Principles are natural laws in the human dimension that are just as real, just his unchanging and just as unarguably ‘there’ as laws such as gravity are in the physical dimension.”

Understanding and applying principles is transformational. Principles leaven; as yeast slowly grows through a batch of dough and transforms its composition, so principles transform our lives.

Years ago, I taught a class entitled Biblical Leavening. At the beginning of every class, I had a large jar filled with water. I would invite a student to select from an array of food coloring. The student would then drop the coloring into the jar. Initially, the food coloring would consolidate, but by the end of class, the entire jar had changed color. This was a visual example of how principles leaven our lives. As with the food coloring, once we grab hold of and apply just one principle, it touches, grows, and transforms our entire lives. Principles leaven our lives.

Principles challenge us to evaluate how we live. How do you prioritize your time? How much do you utilize your talents? Where do you delegate your treasures? Principles direct how people prioritize their time, talents, and treasures. They have the power to impact how you relate to yourself, to others, to your community, and to your state and nation. Principles are foundational and far-reaching laws of human effectiveness."

- Jayme MacCullough, The Chain of Liberty p.11-12

Philosophy of Education

Current Educational System

In traditional educational systems, subjects are broken up and compartmentalized without any cohesiveness or unity. It is assumed that the many parts will make up the whole. However, students walk away without internalizing or mastering a chronology of history or connections between subjects.  They are typically required to consume vast amounts of superficial information and parrot it back in order to pass exams which are typically multiple choice, true and false or short answers. There is no mastery of the bulk of information to which they are exposed.

Worldview is communicated by the presuppositions in the textbooks, curriculum and many teachers, which unknowingly (many times) communicate from the position of evolution, socialism, humanism, and existentialism. Alternate worldviews are considered politically incorrect or even offensive.

Pathway to Liberty is education that makes sense.

In principle-based education, we begin with the whole. The word principle goes back to its root meaning of beginning, cause, source, origin, element. We begin with the position that there is a divine center and source of all subjects, we proceed to find the unity of knowledge.

Pathway to Liberty is a history based curriculum designed around the key principles, people and events of liberty. The timeline begins with Creation and builds chronologically. We are holistic meaning that the subjects of literature, geography, writing and word studies coordinate and compliment the weekly history topic and principle. This approach submerges the student in the subject matter to encourage mastery of content with strategy. For instance, if we study the Magna Charta, students will also learn to identify principles of liberty and key concepts within the document. Writing assignments will further submerge students as they write and reason around the topic. Word studies, vocabulary, literature and geography all serve to reinforce and enhance the subject matter.
The fable of The Hare and the Tortoise illustrates Pathway to Liberty's philosophy of education. Education will produce results. The type of education determines the outcome. Will the education of an individual be temporary and short lived? Or will it result in the mastering and internalizing of content and ideas that will last a lifetime?

What is Education?

Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines education as; “The bringing up, as of a child; instruction, formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to…

~enlighten the understanding,

~correct the temper, and

~form the manners and habits of youth, and

~fit them for usefulness in their future stations.”

Enlighten – to quicken with the faculty of vision, to enable to see more clearly, to illuminate with knowledge.

~To instill a vision for the future where students clearly understand the times in which they live.

Correct the temper – to set right, or made straight; conformable with truth; not faulty; free from error.

~We educate our students with unrevised history so they know the truth.

Form – to set, to fix, to shape, to mold, draught, to cause to exist.

~Our primary focus is on the formation of character, conscience and conviction within the individual.

Fit – to prepare, to equip, to fall on (as in time and seasons).

~Our purpose is to teach and equip our students in order to fit them for their future calling.

What is a Principle?

  • An unchanging the law
  • A foundational truth with widespread application
  • Self – evident
  • A foundation for a system of belief
  • A fundamental source for a chain of reasoning

"A principle is a foundational truth with widespread application. Principles are universal and timeless. From the beginning of time and for generations to come, principles apply to every individual, community, state, and nation. The degree to which we mentally acknowledge or apply them does not alter their existence. Principles do not change.

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey explains, “Principles are self-evident and can easily be validated by any individual. Principles are natural laws in the human dimension that are just as real, just his unchanging and just as unarguably ‘there’ as laws such as gravity are in the physical dimension.”

Understanding and applying principles is transformational. Principles leaven; as yeast slowly grows through a batch of dough and transforms its composition, so principles transform our lives.

Years ago, I taught a class entitled Biblical Leavening. At the beginning of every class, I had a large jar filled with water. I would invite a student to select from an array of food coloring. The student would then drop the coloring into the jar. Initially, the food coloring would consolidate, but by the end of class, the entire jar had changed color. This was a visual example of how principles leaven our lives. As with the food coloring, once we grab hold of and apply just one principle, it touches, grows, and transforms our entire lives. Principles leaven our lives.

Principles challenge us to evaluate how we live. How do you prioritize your time? How much do you utilize your talents? Where do you delegate your treasures? Principles direct how people prioritize their time, talents, and treasures. They have the power to impact how you relate to yourself, to others, to your community, and to your state and nation. Principles are foundational and far-reaching laws of human effectiveness."

- Jayme MacCullough, The Chain of Liberty p.11-12

Mastery and Strategy

Our goals are mastery and strategy.

We strive for mastery of material. The Chain of Liberty and principles of liberty are part of every subject. We emphasize mastery of principles of liberty, world history chronology, the vocabulary of liberty and an understanding of key events and documents of liberty. We desire students to have a foundation that is solid in order to build on the rest of their lives.

Our strategy is to educate and equip. We will educate students to reason and relate principles to all of life. We will equip students to deal with the issues of our current culture. Students will have a unity of truth and a timeline of people and events that will bring a cohesiveness to their studies. This unity of truth will lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are preparing students for responsible leadership and citizenship.

The curriculum is designed so that the teacher may teach multi-levels simultaneously. The weekly subjects and principles are the same for every level. There are 4 levels. Level 1 is approximately first through third grade, Level 2 is fourth through sixth grade, Level 3 is seventh through nineth grade and Level 4 is tenth grade and above. You may adjust levels based on the needs of the students in your home.

Additionally, for students of all ages, we offer The Chain of Liberty Studyguide as a compliment to the book.

A History of US: All the People: Since 1945 A History of US Book Ten
A History of US: All the People: Since 1945 A History of US Book Ten

A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States as related by master storyteller Joy Hakim. All the People, the last volume in the series, covers US History from the end of World War II to the present. This updated fourth edition covers, for the first time, events that have taken place in the past 6 years, including the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. All the People focuses on Civil Rights in the last half of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st, ensuring that readers will have a firm grasp of the groundbreaking nature and lasting importance of this movement.

Throughout the book, which has been completely redesigned with a bold new look, Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way. Readers will encounter fascinating stories about famous Americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historical events (the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon), and major cultural movements (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years–for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase; another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world’s first automatic computer. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment.

About the Series:
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The Hare and the Tortoise from Aesop’s Fables

A hare was continually poking fun at a tortoise because of the slowness of his pace. The tortoise tried not to be annoyed by the jeers of the hare, but one day in the presence of the other animals he was goaded into challenging the hare to a foot race.

“Why, this is a joke,” said the hare. “You know that I can run circles around you.”

“Enough of your boasting,” said the tortoise. “Let’s get on with the race.”

So the course was set by the animals, and the fox was chosen as judge. He gave a sharp bark and the race was on. Almost before you could say “scat” the hare was out of sight. The tortoise plodded along at his usual unhurried pace.

After a time the hare stopped to wait for the tortoise to come along. He waited for a long, long time until he began to get sleepy. “I’ll just take a quick nap here in this soft grass, and then in the cool of the day I’ll finish the race.” So he laid down and closed his eyes.
Meanwhile, the tortoise plodded on. He passed the sleeping hare, and was approaching the finish line when the hare awoke with a start. It was too late to save the race. Much ashamed, he crept away while all the animals at the finish line acclaimed the winner.

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!