“We're not really classical though... We do history in a four year cycles way more or less and my goal is very much to get to that rhetoric stage rigor. But I don't think it has to be founded on grammar stage memorization.”

Can you give more information/resources about how to plan a history cycle? I am beginning kindergarten with my daughter and niece. My (Christian) sister hopes I teach the “history that starts at the beginning and goes through the ages”. I am pretty sure she is talking about “The Story of the World”. I am hoping to find something similar that is secular by the time our girls start first grade. I would also love to be able to get to the more rigorous stages without the grammar stage memorization. I just feel like I don’t know where to begin or what source to look for.