Core B History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading with Grade 1 Readers - 5-Day

Core B History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading<span class="title-options"> with Grade 1 Readers - 5-Day</span> BC1R5
Intro to World History, 1 of 2 (Core B)
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Travel the globe on a thrilling ancient adventure

  • Explore the story of the world from Creation through the fall of Rome.
  • Homeschool with confidence: you get the teaching tips, lesson plans and materials you need each day.
  • Learn how people lived in ancient Egypt, Greece, Europe, Africa, India & China.
  • Gain worthy heroes who followed God's call and shared His love with others.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other Club benefits.

The way I wish I'd been taught

I wish I could have used this Core as a child. I would have been eager to hear such a fascinating story!

Core B and its companion, Core C, tell the story of world history. How did we get from Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden to this fascinating world with billions of people living in vastly different cultures? I created this Core especially for 7- and 8-year-olds and advanced 6-year-olds.

Bigger than a Texan-sized education

Like so many American adults, when I was in school, I was taught about American culture, American history, my state and my country year after year. And though I love the United States, I now know it's part of a much bigger world.

Because of the narrow focus of my education, I grew up with a huge gap in my understanding of the world. Other than the events of the Bible, I hardly knew anything that happened before Columbus. But as the author of A Child's History of the World says, "To give an American child only American History is as provincial as to teach a Texas child only Texas History."

With Sonlight, your children can have a well-rounded education with plenty of American and World history and culture. You have all the tools you need right here. Help them discover the breathtaking, fascinating story of God's whole world.

The purpose of Core B

Core B gives a clear outline of world history from Creation to the fall of Rome. Seem like a lofty goal for young children? Never fear. I've created a challenging but kid-friendly trek.

This program helps your children see beyond their own lives in their own town. Missionary biographies and literary characters worth imitating provide inspiration to follow God and live rightly. And of course, the captivating books of Core B convince kids that learning is a fun, worthwhile endeavor.

A quick Core B tour

Start your journey with a fun survey of peoples of the world. See how different people groups live, build homes, talk, eat and dress. Then enjoy a little book that introduces how archeologists dig for clues in the ground--clues like homes, tools, toys and pots. When paired with historical documents, these clues help us learn what life was like in ancient times.

As you move into a chronological trek through history, the story-based A Child's History of the World serves as the centerpiece of your studies. It is the most readable history I've ever seen. Virgil Hillyer writes in the tone of a wise, kind grandfather. He doesn't talk down to children--he meets them at their level. I'll let the preface of his book speak to the goal of Core B in general. He says the purpose of his book is:

To give the child some idea of what has gone on in the world before he arrived;
To take him out of his little self-centered, shut-in life, which looms so large because it is so close to his eyes;
To extend his horizon, broaden his view, and open up the vista down the ages past;
To acquaint him with some of the big events and great names and fix these in time and space as a basis for detailed study in the future;
To give him a chronological file with main guides, into which he can fit in its proper place all his further historical study. (p. x)

We reinforce the history in Hillyer's book with the fascinating pictures and snippets in The Usborne Book of World History. It gives a broad look at key ancient civilizations.

The entertaining, highly illustrated Time Traveler book provides an in-depth look at everyday life long ago. Give your children a real sense of what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome.

As you move through these three books, you also read stories of courageous missionaries, use your timeline to map history, explore the Great Wall of China, enjoy delightful Read-Alouds, do fun hands-on activities and more.

With Core B, you receive:

Instructor's Guide

Your Instructor's Guide has lesson plans, maps, notes and questions for the whole Core. Instead of searching for supplemental material and writing lesson plans, you get to relax and focus on the joy of teaching your children. Go to sonlight.com/3-week-samples to request the first three weeks of this guide.

Hands-on activities

Download the convenient Tips to find tons of suggestions for developmentally-appropriate, fun hands-on activities that coordinate with each week's studies. They will keep your hands-on learners fully engaged and help all of your children make connections and grow.

History & Geography

As you sketch an overview of history, you get to:

  • Recline at a scrumptious Roman feast with a nobleman and his family.
  • Discover why we know much more about Ancient Egypt than we do about other civilizations such as Crete.
  • Encounter mighty war elephants of India with Alexander the Great and his weary troops.
  • Walk beside missionary explorer David Livingstone as he survives a lion's attack and blazes the trail for Christ's Gospel in Africa.

Bible

Get ready to tap your toes! Your kids will learn a memory verse each week this year with a delightful CD that sets Scripture to music.

Learn basic biblical doctrines (in incredibly understandable terms) with the classic children's devotional book, Leading Little Ones to God. And of course, nurture a passion for the Lord as you read and discus daily Scripture passages. This year, you'll read from the Gospels and Acts, Paul's letters to the Galatians and Philippians, the story of God's people in Genesis, several Psalms, and much more!

Read-Alouds

Reading aloud to your children builds their vocabulary, listening skills and imagination. It forms bonds between you and them. When possible, I've linked Core B's Read-Alouds with the content you're studying. The many wonderful books that aren't directly connected to your history still help your children's cognitive development and give them a passion to learn. Prepare to:

  • Meet the characters of heartwarming classics such as Charlotte's Web and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
  • Solve a dangerous mystery with seven young boys in ancient Rome.
  • Laugh with Henry Huggins and Mr. Popper's penguins in their zany adventures.

And I must say, if you've never encountered Homer Price's infamous doughnut machine, you're in for a great treat!

Readers & Language Arts

Your children's Readers & Language Arts Program helps them progress by fostering their love of reading and writing. They get a whole stack of gripping books they can successfully read on their own. And they dive into the writing process naturally, with fun assignments and Activity Sheets that connect to their Readers. You'll serve as your children's "scribe" for many creative writing assignments and will be amazed at what they create!

Simply choose the program that matches each child's reading level: Grade 1 Readers with Language Arts 1, Grade 2 Readers with Language Arts 2, or Grade 3 Readers with Language Arts 3. Each level integrates Readers and Language Arts and gives you easy-to-use tools at your child's ability level.

Click over to the Reader Packages & Literature page to read about the specific programs, then visit sonlight.com/quick-reading-assessment to choose the right level for each child.

Bon Voyage

From Ancient Israel to Assyria, Egypt to Rome, may your homeschool overflow with learning, fun, laughter and memories.

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Instructor's Guides

Language Arts 1 Instructor's Guide (1LG)

Teach your children with confidence!

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Core B Instructor's Guide (BCG)

Teaching made easy, stress-free and fun!

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Bible

Leading Little Ones to God (BB01)

A classic devotional book for children focuses on biblical doctrines such as who God is, what He does, Christ's work, the Holy Spirit, prayer, and the church.

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Sing the Word: A New Commandment - CD (BB02)

The entire set of Scripture verses in your 1st Grade or Core B Bible Memory program set to a diverse variety of music played by an incredibly wide range of musical instruments.

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History & Geography

Core B Tips (BCD)

Tips and fun "extras" for your Core B program

This PDF links to encouragement and suggestions for you and a wealth of additional tips and ideas to enhance your children's learning. Look for enriching extras that coordinate with each of your 36 weeks of learning.

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$9.99

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The Usborne Time Traveler (BH01)

Visit Ancient Egypt, Rome, medieval Europe and Viking days. Colorful, detail-packed illustrations teach about family life and cultural achievements. Humorous, lively, imaginative.

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$22.99

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Tut's Mummy Lost & Found (BH02)

The incredible story of discovering an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb — in the same condition it had been left 2000 years before.

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$3.99

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From Akebu to Zapotec (BH03)

A book about 26 people groups who do not have the Bible in their own language. Includes brief descriptive text and color paintings.

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$10.95

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Houses and Homes (BH04)

Discover a wide variety of situations and houses people live in around the world.

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$6.99

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Peoples of the World (BH05)

About people who live in various countries around the world and their customs, traditions, languages, and beliefs.

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$7.99

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George Muller (BH06)

With scarcely enough money for his own family, George Muller sponsored a "Breakfast Club" for orphans that eventually filled five large houses and cared for 10,000 children. Muller's faith and generosity have set a standard for Christians of all generations. A gripping true story.

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Missionary Stories with the Millers (BH07)

Twenty-nine true missionary stories from around the world. Almost all are about people who lived and worked during the 20th century. Lots of excitement, miraculous escapes, and some martyrdoms.

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$8.00

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Archaeologists Dig For Clues (BH08)

Join an archaeological dig and learn about the tools and techniques archaeologists use!

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$5.99

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The Greek News (BH09)

The news and lifestyles sections from an ancient Greek tabloid that never existed but should have.

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$7.99

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The Great Wall of China (BH10)

Twenty-two hundred years ago in China, King Chen's greatest responsibility was to protect his people from their fierce enemies. To do so he built a Great Wall 3,750 miles long. An awe-inspiring look at why and how the Great Wall of China was built.

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$7.99

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Timeline Figures B (BH11)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Core B on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$7.00

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Roman Diary (BH12)

In AD 107, young Iliona of Greece is captured and sold as a slave in Rome. Her masters treat her well and she experiences school, the wonders of Rome ... and the sad realities of a society where all were not equal. Full of humor, excitement, and accurate historical details of daily Roman life, you'll see the Roman Empire through Ilona's eyes.

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The Usborne Book of World History (CH02)

Required Resource for Core C. (Included in Cores B and B+C. If you purchase Core C and have not used Core B or Core B+C, you will need to purchase this book separately.)

The history of the world to 1914.

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A Child's History of the World (CH07)

Required Resource for Cores C and W. (Included in Cores B and B+C. If you purchase Core C or Core W and have not used Core B or Core B+C, you will need to purchase this book separately.)

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Language Arts

Letter & Word BINGO (1L09)

BINGO-style games to help children learn their phonic sound clusters and sight words.

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Go Blend! (1L10)

A Sonlight exclusive Go Fish!-style card game used to teach basic letter blends.

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BINGO Markers (KL081)

Required Resource for Language Arts Grades K-1. Set of 50 plastic markers for use with both Alphabet Sounds BINGO and Letter & Word BINGO.

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$1.75

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Read Alouds

Charlotte's Web (BA01)

White's heartwarming classic about the friendship between a little girl, a selfless spider and "the world's greatest pig."

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Henry Huggins (BA02)

First in a classic series about a kind-hearted boy and his lovable friends in late '50s middle America.

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Gooney Bird Greene (BA03)

Gooney Bird dazzles (and inspires) her classmates with "absolutely true" stories, while they learn what makes a story good or bad.

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The Wheel on the School (BA04)

Touching classic about citizens of a Dutch town who come to know each other as they bring back the storks.

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The Year of Miss Agnes (BA05)

A teacher from England connects with the hearts and minds of students in a one-room Athabascan school in Alaska in 1948.

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Homer Price (BA06)

Award-winning author illustrator recounts the hilarious adventures of a small town boy in middle America during the early '50s.

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Greek Myths for Young Children (BA07)

Colorful introduction to the more significant gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece: Pandora, Heracles (Hercules), Midas, Icarus, and many others.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins (BA08)

A classic, absolutely impossible tall tale. It will win your child's heart — and maybe yours, too!

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Mountain Born (BA10)

A young farm boy and his sheep grow up together. Touching, beautifully crafted, thought-provoking.

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$10.00

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Understood Betsy (BA11)

The insightful story of how an over-protected girl becomes a self-confident young woman.

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$8.99

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Favorite Poems of Childhood (BA12)

Eighty-four favorite children's poems old and newer, whimsical and thought-provoking.

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$3.00

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (BA13)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to cure children of bad habits including selfishness, talking back, and never wanting to go to bed!

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Detectives in Togas (BA14)

Seven ancient Roman boys become entangled in a fast-paced and humorous, though apparently deadly-serious mystery.

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Little Pear (BA15)

The only boy in a Chinese family, Little Pear has greater latitude for mischief than others.

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Owls in the Family (BA16)

Welcome to the hilarious adventures of Wol and Weeps, two of the most lovable pets you'll ever meet. The great horned owls shake up a whole Saskatchewan neighborhood, outsmart Mutt the dog, and turn a house topsy-turvy.

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The Case of the Gasping Garbage (BA17)

Get ready for detective work with a science twist! Kid detectives Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey can crack any case you throw their way. In this fun collection of four cases, their sleuthing turns up clues about the life cycle of frogs, chromatography and more.

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It Could Always Be Worse (BA18)

Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut where they quarreled from dawn till dusk. When the man asks the Rabbi how to bring peace to the hut, he returns home with some rather unusual advice.

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Readers

Put Me in the Zoo (1R02)

An "I Can Read It Myself" book about an animal full of amazing tricks who wants to join the zoo.

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Little Bear (1R03)

Modern classic about a loving bear cub.

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One Fish, Two Fish... (1R04)

What can we say? One of the master's best!

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$8.99

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A Fly Went By (1R05)

A boy watches a fly flee from a frog, but the frog isn't chasing the fly; rather, the frog flees from the cat... and so it goes.

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$8.99

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The Cat in the Hat (1R06)

The book that made Seuss famous.

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Green Eggs and Ham (1R10)

"Try it . . . you might like it" is the theme of this delightful Dr. Seuss classic.

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$8.99

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A Big Ball of String (1R12)

Imagine all the amazing things you could do if only you had a huge ball of string!

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$8.99

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The Best Trick (1R13)

A Sonlight exclusive, beginning chapter book developed by a homeschooling mom.

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The Bravest Dog Ever (1R14)

The exciting true story of a dog sled team that delivered diphtheria medication to Nome, Alaska, through a blizzard in 1925.

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$3.99

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I Can Read It! Book 1 (1R161)

Book 1 of the I Can Read It series.

The I Can Read It! stories engage your child with real plot, action, and humor. Each story moves your child through a natural progression of phonetic and spelling patterns.

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I Can Read It! Book 2 (1R162)

Book 2 of the I Can Read It series.

The I Can Read It! stories engage your child with real plot, action, and humor. Each story moves your child through a natural progression of phonetic and spelling patterns.

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I Can Read It! Book 3 (1R163)

Book 3 of the I Can Read It series.

The I Can Read It! stories engage your child with real plot, action, and humor. Each story moves your child through a natural progression of phonetic and spelling patterns.

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I Can Read It! Word Lists (1R164)

Book 4 of the I Can Read It series.

This fourth volume in the series contains word lists and shows spelling patterns. Part of the I Can Read It series.

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Required Items

History & Geography

Markable Map and Markers (MAP)

Includes two big full-color maps in one plus a four-color set of fine-tip water-based markers!

A geography Required Resource in every Sonlight Core program from A—W.

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Resources

3" Binder with Tabs (B050)

Organize all your homeschool papers in one sturdy and convenient binder. With tabs that match your Sonlight® Core Instructor's Guides, you'll always know where to find each week's schedule, notes and study guides.

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The Timeline Book (RR120)

A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!

Pre-printed timeline in a spiral-bound book—for use throughout your homeschooling adventure. Required Resource for Sonlight Core programs A-300.

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$25.99

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Consumable Items

History & Geography

Timeline Figures B (BH11)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Core B on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$7.00

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Language Arts

Extra Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers: Beginning to Read Student Activity Sheets (1LG1)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers. You need one set per student.

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$14.99

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Optional Language Arts Items

Language Arts

Language and Thinking for Young Children (KL02)

Recommended Resource for Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers. An easy-to-use, one-year course in oral language and thinking skills for children from Pre-K through 3rd grade using regular family activities.

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$8.99

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Resources

Explode the Code 1, 2, 3 (1L02)

Consumable, Optional. Attractive workbooks illustrated by children teach phonetic and spelling rules. Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers.

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Core B History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading with Grade 1 Readers - 5-Day
Intro to World History, 1 of 2 (Core B)
Retail: $557.11
$459
Package Options
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Language Arts Level:More info
Add Required Resources (+$67.46): More Info
This package qualifies for Payment Plans.
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Instructor's Guide
History/Geography
Bible
Language Arts
Readers
Read-Alouds
Science
 
Math
 
Handwriting (K-3)
 
Required Resources
 
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