Gosh, there are so many to choose from! I think one helpful aspect in considering curriculum is how your child learns best…do they need hands on activities? Are they better at visualizing or maybe they just listen and get it? Are they readers?
Once you get a good picture of this then it will help you narrow the scope down. Here are a few suggested resources:
1) Beautiful Feet is a company which has plenty of resources focused on the literature based approach.
2) Abeka has both a video type series and a text book series…it covers the period well. Usually tests are involved ot gage the material retained.
3) Mystery of History and Tapestry of Grace both are unit study approaches so you get more than an overview but a tie in with literature, language arts, etc.
4) Christine Miller wrote All Through the Ages which is a fantastic resource for picking books to read. It is based on the time period and the topic (ie science, literature, politics for the time period).
5) Diana Waring is a fantastic story teller. Her CD’s on any period of history are interesting and thought provoking. She also has some book type curriculum. Her stuff can compliment anything.
Well, hope this helps your researching…