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Watch as God's hand moves, leaders make decisions, cultures shift and empires rise and fall. Core C finishes the journey you started in Core B. It's your ticket to a well-guided tour of the past 1,600 years.
Loaded with Newbery award-winning books, children's classics, little-known treasures and biographies of great people, Core C gives memorable adventures and special moments. This Core is perfect for 8- and 9-year-olds and advanced 7-year-olds.
See that history is real
This second part of Intro to World History helps kids see that history has a real impact on how we live today. Let's bring it alive for them; history is not a dry and isolated subject!
Discover together that there are real historical answers to questions such as: Why did castles, knights and jousting tournaments fade away? Why do we now read the Bible in English instead of Latin? Why do Americans use inches instead of centimeters? Why aren't there very many Kings and Queens in the world anymore? Why do children study Math and Science? Why are most people in India Hindus while most Indonesians are Muslims? Why do people from different cultures tend to view the world so differently?
Go way beyond Europe
Our purpose is not simply to trace the roots of Western civilization, but to acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world. This means Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.
As your children see the flow of world history--the rise and fall of civilizations--they get a big-picture look at what's gone into creating history. That, in turn, helps them understand how we live today.
With this Core, you also gain a special love for modern peoples around the world through the book Window on the World. From Afghans to Zu-lus, meet 92 largely unevangelized countries and people groups. Learn about the globe and help your kids develop a godly heart for the world!
Travel through time
Core C picks up where Core B leaves off. Travel from the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Asian dynasties and the Industrial Revolution to modern global history.
As with Core B, three works serve as your history "spines": A Child's History of the World, and two Usborne books, The Book of World History and Time Traveler.
Virgil Hillyer, author of A Child's History, has the perfect tenor and tone for this age group. Cuddle up on the couch and share his supremely readable tale of how the world moved from Rome to space shuttles. He winsomely recounts a compelling true story.
The two Usborne books are real gems. They've picked the facts that kids should know and placed them in the midst of detailed pictures. These help children grasp the context and story of history.
We use these two books to cover concepts that Hillyer skips (like the great civilizations of Africa), and reinforce concepts he covers. You even get to travel in time to see life among Vikings and medieval knights!
Our study of history pretty well concludes before the year 1914, when World War I began. We mention hard times, but as we do, we focus on positive stories of people overcoming amidst obstacles. Since the last century holds some particularly harsh realities, we wait until later years to study it in depth.
As you progress in your chronological journey, biographies match the time periods you're studying and bring them to life. From Michelangelo's awe-inspiring art to Gladys Alyward's courage and compassion sharing the Gospel in China, get ready for some fascinating reads.
With Core C, you receive:
Your Instructor's Guide puts together all the pieces of your Core into one great program! Follow along each day as your schedule, notes, maps, discussion questions and tips lead you through stress-free learning. You get to spend your time in meaningful face-to-face interaction with your kids.
Say goodbye to late-night lesson planning and last-minute trips to the library. You don't need to supplement your learning. Of course, if something catches your interest you can easily detour to explore a topic more deeply. When you're ready, just pick up where you left off! Request the first three weeks of this guide for free at sonlight.com/3-week-samples.
Enrich your learning with hands-on activities! Core C includes a CD-ROM packed with weekly suggestions that reinforce your studies and offer opportunities for creative expression and more fun. They will keep your hands-on learners fully engaged and help all of your children make con-nections and grow.
History & Geography
In addition to the main history books, the beloved Geography Songs are a highlight of Core C. Your kids learn all the countries of the world through catchy songs and a coordinating map. Next time you hear about Kyrgyzstan in the news, your kids might actually know where it is!
You also get to:
- Hunt whales with Bjorn the Viking as he cares for his family in the harsh climate of Iceland.
- Map history with many timeline figures.
- Get an insider's peek into life in a castle with Tobias, an 11-year-old page.
- Follow a courageous woman whom God uses to spread the Gospel in Honduras, Mexico, Alaska and Africa.
- Pray for peoples largely unreached by the Gospel.
Find joy in God's Word as you gain wisdom from Proverbs, read from the Gospels and discover the story of God's people from Abraham to Moses, Ruth to Esther, Daniel to Jonah.
Learn breathtaking details about the people and places of the Bible with The Awesome Book of Bible Facts. Discover: What really happened at the Tower of Babel? What size of a fish could swallow a grown man? How many copies of the Ten Commandments were there? And much more! Memorize Scripture every week, including all of Psalm 100, with a musical Scripture memory CD that's good for the ears and the heart.
Snuggle up, experience history and enjoy several "just for fun" books that simply help kids love reading. From an operatic cricket to mighty Italian stallions, these works are pure delights!
- Join Robin Hood's action-packed adventures.
- See how God's Word transformed an entire people group in the Philippines.
Readers & Language Arts
Whether your children are voracious readers and confident writers ... or are still catching their stride, your Readers & Language Arts Program will meet them at their ability level. Receive a whole stack of exciting books your kids can successfully read on their own. And dive into the writing process naturally, with fun assignments and Activity Sheets that connect to their Readers. Be prepared for your kids to impress you with their creative writing and their ability to express thoughts effectively.
Simply choose the program that matches each child's reading level: Grade 2 Readers with Language Arts 2, Grade 3 Readers with Language Arts 3, or Grade 4-5 Readers with Language Arts 4-5. Each level integrates Readers and Language Arts and gives you easy-to-use tools at your child's ability level.
It's worth it
As one mom said, Core C "is a great collection of books tied together with an Instructor's Guide. Worth every penny." From what I've heard, plenty of others would agree! May you have a wonderful time teaching your children.