Core W History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading - 5-Day

Core W History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading - 5-Day WC5
One Year World History (Core W)
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Journey through the highlights of World History

  • Sweep through ancient and modern history with this one-year program.
  • Homeschool with confidence: you get daily plans and complete materials for the entire year.
  • Meet a samurai warrior, Augustus Caesar, Joan of Arc, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Napoleon and more.
  • Learn from the past and see how each generation's choices impact the world.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other Club benefits.

Perfect for families new to Sonlight

Is this your first year of Sonlight? Do you want to help your middle schoolers discover joy in learning? This One Year World History program could be the perfect choice for you.

Most Sonlight students use our full two-year World History program (Cores G and H) at this point. Those full Cores give you a wonderful, deep study of world history. But if you are new to Sonlight and only have one year to spend on world history right now, we highly recommend Core W.

Children ages 12 and 13 appreciate Core W the most.

The goals of One Year World History

Many students who start Sonlight at this level already dread school. They find learning boring and tedious. They might think they're just bad students.

Fortunately, Core W is a wonderful introduction to the delight of learning. The approachable, winsome, gripping books gently pull kids in. Before you know it, your reluctant learners will be sneaking books off to finish ahead of schedule! After Core W, your students will be well-prepared for the fascinating challenges of Sonlight's upper-level Cores ... or whatever schooling options you may choose.

This program helps students see the connected flow of human history from creation through the present. Since history is the story of real cultures, real people, real families, real adventures, and real triumphs and defeats, there is no reason it should be boring!

I read hundreds of books and chose the very best for this Core. These stories bring long-ago times to life. They provide examples and perspective for us as we experience history being created today. They give your children a big-picture understanding of the world that any well-educated person in today's global society ought to have.

This study answers real-life questions such as: Where did the Greeks come from? How did Western history progress during the so-called Dark Ages? How did the Renaissance pave the way for the Protestant Reformation? How was Asia growing and changing during this time? Why did Colonial powers conquer so much of the world? What tensions led to the explosion of two world wars?

Core W also helps students develop critical thinking skills and understand the world today by seeing how we got where we are. The study helps them understand their own and others' cultures by seeing connections between civilizations around the world and throughout time.

What exactly is Core W?

Core W is very similar to Cores G and H, except that it is condensed into one year and relies on Hillyer's A Child's History of the World instead of Bauer's Story of the World.

We call it Core W to indicate that it is not part of the normal sequence of Sonlight Cores. Most Sonlighters progress from Cores A through H and then on to 100.

In fact, if you've done the earlier Intro to World History program (Cores B and C or B+C), you'll notice you've already used A Child's History of the World.

So why do we use the same primary history text here? Cores G and H each use two of the Story of the World volumes. But if we put all four volumes in one program they would take up all our time for history reading for Core W.

I always try to bring in a variety of voices for your history studies, so I opted for the shorter and easier-to-read A Child's History of the World here. Then I included other intriguing and challenging works, such as The Kingfisher Atlas, The Kingdom Strikes Back and The Usborne Encyclopedia 12,000 years of World History to add different perspectives and points of interest.

Some parents worry that A Child's History of the World is too simple. "If it's used in an elementary school context, it can't possibly be valuable for more advanced students," they say.

I disagree. No college educated adult needs to apologize for reading a local newspaper (typically written at a fifth grade reading level). I think content matters far more than reading difficulty.

But I'd also point out that in Cores B and C, A Child's History of the World is too advanced for students to read on their own, so a parent reads it out loud. In Core W, students read it to themselves in one year. Especially for students who are turned-off to standard education, Hillyer's approachable, winsome style pulls them into history and gets them hooked on learning.

With Core W you receive:

Instructor's Guide

We made some IG innovations to help you teach with greater confidence and effectiveness. You'll find everything you need -- schedule, notes, discussion questions, teaching tips, laminated color maps and more -- consolidated in one place for each week. Just open and teach!

With all your lesson plans and organization done for you, you can spend your time enjoying your children and learning with them. Let the discussion questions and great books lead to meaningful conversations about family, politics, history, faith and character. Open your guide each day to see what to read and discuss.

Request the first three weeks of this guide for free.

History & Geography

In addition to the primary texts I mentioned above, your History program includes timeline figures that pull your learning together and visually show the progression of history. You'll also find a brief but epic history of God's Kingdom and the Church.

Just as history itself is interconnected, I've created a cohesive, interconnected curriculum for you. Your History, Bible, Read-Alouds and Readers all play off each other and deepen your learning in Core W.

Bible

Core W gives your students a guided tour of the entire Bible. You'll read Scripture together each day and they'll memorize a key verse or passage each week. The fascinating International Children's Bible Field Guide surveys the Bible and includes maps, archaeological information and extensive study notes.

Read-Alouds

Treasure this special time with your teen. As you read aloud together, and/or discuss your teen's reading, you'll build memories and open lines of communication. These works let you laugh, learn and discuss important life issues. You get to:

  • Live the excitement, adventure and intrigue of the Trojan War.
  • Meet an orphan who goes to live with her distant uncle, only to solve a long family mystery.
  • Help a young girl save her friend from the Nazis.
  • Follow God's thrilling call for Brother Andrew, who smuggles Bibles behind the Iron Curtain.

Readers

Dive deeper into history with Readers your teens are sure to love. These books give your children heroes who inspire them to become people of courage, strength and honor. Meet:

  • A Hittite warrior in the time of Deborah, 200 years before King David.
  • A quick-witted orphan on the quest of a lifetime in the late Middle Ages.
  • A servant in Shakespeare's day whose master commands him to steal Hamlet.
  • Norwegian children who courageously save $9 million worth of gold bricks in WWII (today worth over $350 million).

Language Arts

Help your children continue to grow as writers with the complete Language Arts program integrated with Core W. They practice good writing with dictation, tackle advanced writing assignments and explore literary analysis. With student activity sheets, teaching helps, parent instructions, answers, definitions and more, you are fully equipped to guide your children in grammar, writing mechanics, creative expression and editing. We also schedule optional vocabulary and grammar workbooks if you want additional focus in those areas.

Excellence and character

Watch your children fall in love with learning with Core W. Simply follow the Instructor's Guide for a cohesive study full of outstanding books!

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Instructor's Guides

Core W Instructor's Guide (WCG)

Core W includes: History, Geography, Bible, Read-Alouds, Readers, and Language Arts.

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Bible

International Children's Bible Field Guide (GB01)

The first Bible field guide just for kids. Covers the entire Bible with vivid photos, illustrations, charts and maps. Includes fun activities.

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$15.99

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Sing the Word: Credo - I Believe... - CD (GB02)

Sing God's Word. Various musical styles, beautifully arranged for children's voices using orchestral and ethnic instruments.

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$15.95

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History & Geography

The Kingdom Strikes Back (GH01)

An overview of God's heart for the nations as expressed in history from Abraham to the present.

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$4.99

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Usborne Encyclopedia (GH07)

This newly updated book takes readers on a tour of world history, from ancient times to the start of the 21st century. Ancient Egypt, the Aztec Empire, Medieval Europe, the First World War and many more fascinating subjects. Includes an illustrated time chart, more than 100 maps, fabulous illustrations and photos, links to more than 800 Usborne-recommended websites and more.

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$23.98

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Timeline Figures W (WH02)

Approximately 80 Timeline Figures for Core W on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$11.50

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The Kingfisher Atlas of World History (WH03)

Discover how the past developed into the world we know today. A brilliant book that looks at the world during the major periods of history: the Ancient World, Medieval World, Age of Exploration and Empire (1450-1800), and the Modern World (since 1800).

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$24.99

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Read Alouds

The Golden Goblet (GA01)

An orphan in ancient Egypt desires nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps as a goldsmith but is forced into a life that he despises. A story of suspense and action in which Egyptian life from impoverished hovel to magnificent palace is dramatically portrayed.

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$6.99

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The Trojan War (GA04)

An exciting and readable version of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, a thrilling saga of heroism and magical adventure.

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$6.95

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Master Cornhill (GA05)

Before the Great Plague swept London in 1665, eleven-year-old Michael Cornhill led a happy life with his foster family.

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$10.99

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Favorite Poems Old and New (GA06)

A stunning collection of more than 700 poems spanning the centuries from the Bible to the first half of the 20th Century and including all styles and all interests--from light verse to epics and the foolish to the sublime.

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$26.99

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A Single Shard (GA10)

Set in 12th-century Korea. A young orphan boy raised by a beggar under a bridge becomes an apprentice to a master potter and grows in his own talents. His journey shows faith, perseverance, and courage.

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$6.99

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Beyond the Desert Gate (GA11)

This sequel to The Ides of April tells of the volatile and dangerous times in Palestine during AD 70. The book brings to life the time period of the Jews revolting against Roman authority while the Greek cities get caught in the middle.

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$13.95

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Flame Over Tara (GA13)

The story of a fourteen-year-old girl in Ireland whose safe and comfortable life is turned upside down. Her plans to return home and get married are disrupted by the arrival of St. Patrick, whose new ideas make her question her Druid upbringing.

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King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table (GA16)

Discover the ruler said to be the model of governing with good over evil. Thirteen of the best-loved legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

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The Great and Terrible Quest (GR06)

Set in the late Middle Ages, a quick-witted orphan risks his life to care for a wounded knight who is on a quest but can't remember what he is searching for. Exciting, engrossing, enchanting!

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$10.99

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The Singing Tree (HA02)

Life changes drastically for Kate and Jancsi when Jancsi's father is called to
battle in World War I and the children are left in charge of the farm.

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$6.99

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The Sherwood Ring (HA05)

A charming story about an orphan who goes to live with her distant uncle only to solve a long family mystery.

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$6.99

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (HA07)

Funny, memorable story of incorrigible children who discover the true meaning of Christmas. A simple, enchanting tale that has become one of America's favorite Christmas stories.

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$5.99

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Banner in the Sky (HA10)

The exciting story of a 16-year-old boy who is determined to conquer the last unconquered summit in the Alps — the very mountain on which his father died fifteen years before.

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$8.99

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God's Smuggler (HA12)

Should we obey God or man?

Brother Andrew decides, as so many men and women of faith before him, that it is worth risking his life to distribute the Word of God in places where government regulations prohibit it. More thrilling than a spy story . . . and all true!

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$14.99

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Number the Stars (HA13)

The story of a Danish family's role in subverting their Nazi oppressor's evil designs. A gripping, moving story.

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$6.99

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A Murder for Her Majesty (HA17)

Alice, after witnessing her father's murder, flees and takes refuge with the choirboys of a large cathedral. Full of intrigue. A great story set in the Elizabethan era.

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$6.95

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Operation Yes (HA20)

Every kid in Room 208 at Young Oaks Elementary is fighting for something. A middle-grade book about military kids and their personal homefront battles during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Yes is a funny, poignant story about an amazing teacher and the students she inspires.

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$6.99

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Reader

The Shakespeare Stealer (GA14)

A heartwarming story from Elizabethan England.

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$6.99

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Readers

The Samurai's Tale (GR01)

Riveting story of an orphan boy who grows up to be a Samurai in 16th century Japan. Excellent introduction to Japanese culture.

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$6.95

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The Bronze Bow (GR02)

Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this is the dramatic story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over by the gentle teachings of Jesus. A wonderful story.

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Adam of the Road (GR03)

A heartwarming story about the son of a traveling minstrel who is separated from his father and forced to live by his wits and music.

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile (GR07)

Mara, a slave, plays the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies--each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Exciting story of adventure, romance and intrigue in Ancient Egypt.

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The Beduins' Gazelle (GR08)

When Halima and Atiyah were babies, they were pledged in marriage. Now Atiyah has been sent away, a political pawn in a war between Beduin tribes in 1302.

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The Mystery of the Roman Ransom (GR10)

A group of boys purchase a slave for their tutor on his 50th birthday. When their tutor refuses their gift, and the slave tells the boys of a murderous plot against one of their fathers, the adventure--and fun--begins.

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Hittite Warrior (GR12)

Uriah, a Hittite warrior, lived in the time of Deborah, 200 years before David and Saul. This is his story. It makes those ancient times, cities, and peoples -- the Hittites, Canaanites, Hebrews, and Achaeans (Greeks) -- all come to life once more.

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$14.95

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Archimedes and the Door of Science (GR13)

A delightful biography of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician who made a number of wonderful discoveries—or proved their practical application.

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Son of Charlemagne (GR21)

In the year A.D. 781, Carl's father, Charlemagne, reveals that Carl will inherit the throne instead of the oldest son, Pepin. But Carl has his misgivings. How can he accept this honor?

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Greek Myths (GR24)

High drama, hazardous quests and unforgettable characters (mortal and immortal) reveal the landscape of early Greece and its most famous legends. From the loves of the gods (think Cupid and Psyche) to their rivalry with man (think King Midas) the stories in this introduction to classic mythology will thrill adventure seekers.

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The Breadwinner (HR01)

Parvana lives in a bombed-out apartment in Afghanistan. When her father is arrested by the Taliban, Parvana must become the breadwinner for her family. Set against the backdrop of war and religious fanaticism, Parvana's struggle to survive is sobering, yet uplifting.

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes (HR02)

Sookan lives through the brutal Japanese occupation and escapes North Korea during the Communist takeover. An eye-opening story of the human spirit in an unjust world. Sad, but unforgettable.

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The Good Master (HR03)

Jancsi, a Hungarian boy in the early 1900s, is overjoyed that his cousin is coming to spend the summer at his father's ranch on the Hungarian plains. Their summer proves more adventurous than he had hoped when headstrong Kate arrives. A joyous book.

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Angel on the Square (HR07)

Katya Ivanova grows up with the Russian royal family.

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$9.99

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Nory Ryan's Song (HR12)

Nory Ryan's family has lived on the west coast of Ireland for generations. Times are never easy, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes.

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Snow Treasure (HR14)

Nearly a year after World War II broke out in Europe, the Norwegian freighter Bomma reached Baltimore with a cargo of gold bullion worth $9 million.

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$5.99

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In Search of Honor (HR16)

Jacques Chenier finds himself caught up in the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution — and in a struggle to free himself from his own prison of bitterness.

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I Am David (HR19)

Previously published as North to Freedom. A boy escapes from the concentration camp in which he was born. He knows he must travel north, but does not know to what, besides freedom. Moving.

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Chu Ju's House (HR21)

When a 14-year-old Chinese girl realizes her new baby sister will be sent away to uphold tradition and comply with the law of the land, she determines not to let that happen. Instead, she leaves home in the middle of the night, vowing never to return ?

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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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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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$28.00

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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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$20.99

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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 W (WH02)

Approximately 80 Timeline Figures for Core W on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$11.50

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Optional Language Arts Items

Language Arts

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 6 & Teacher's Key (6L10)

Optional. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 6 introduces students to 300 vocabulary words. Students learn the meaning and application of the words through literary pieces and fascinating historical tales. Each lesson includes a series of five exercises that require thinking yet are fun to do.

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$18.05

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Keys to Good Language 6 (6L09)

Optional worktext scheduled in Language Arts G. Workbook and tests plus an answer key designed to build competency in grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition using content from across the curriculum: literature, science, health, hobbies, and history/geography. Pb.

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$39.98

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Grammar 6 Set (6L15)

Grammar practice made practical.

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Core W History, Bible, Language Arts, Reading - 5-Day
One Year World History (Core W)
Retail: $542.14
$479
Package Options
School Days per Week: More info
Required Resources (+$95.46): More Info
Good for
Ages 12-14
This package qualifies for Payment Plans.
Ships for FREE with fast FedEx shipping (to the lower 48 states). Details.
    Full‑Grade Package Core Package
Instructor's Guide
History/Geography
Bible
Language Arts
Readers
Read-Alouds
Science
 
Math
 
Handwriting (K-3)
 
Required Resources
 
Core Club benefits
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