History & Geography
A beautifully illustrated, scholarly look into the civilizations before the time of Columbus in America. Focuses on three main questions: Was the "New World" really new? Why were small groups of poorly equipped Europeans able to defeat large Native American societies? What impact did the thriving native civilizations leave on the land?
A wrenching look at the American Civil War through the eyes of its youngest soldiers.
Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers were merely boys of 12 to 16 when they went to war. They fought and struggled alongside men three times their age. In this work, their photographs and firsthand accounts bring to life the realities, hopes and devastation of war.
The book Sacajawea Joseph Bruchac, Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark come to life in a beautifully told narrative.
Closely adhering to the explorers' journals, this historical tale recreates the adventure, intercultural nuance and triumphant hope of this legendary expedition. This book for 6th grade has chapters that alternate between Sacajawea and Clark's voices, readers walk away with a true sense of having experienced history.
You've heard of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But who were the rest of the boycotters? Why did they summon incredible courage and risk their jobs and personal safety? How did they pull off a city-wide boycott that lasted over a year? How did they get across town to their jobs every day? How did they change history? Read "Freedom Walkers" to discover the answers.
This gripping Civil Rights book brings a major event in the history of Civil Rights in America to life.
This accessible volume tells the story of the "Father of the Constitution," James Madison.
Follow Madison through his rise in politics; his struggle to help create and defend the Constitution; his friendship with Thomas Jefferson; and a long, happy marriage. Discover his lasting influence on the United States of America.
This US Constitution book is a brief, fun overview of the sweltering summer of 1787, when fifty-five delegates gathered to establish a stronger central government. Gives students a foundation for understanding the people, events, debates and decisions that produced the Constitution of the United States.
This World War 2 book clearly explains the key players, ideas, economics, ideologies and lasting effects of WWII.
A gripping account of how the United States joined WWI and helped turn the tide of the entire war.
This fascinating narrative brings the war to life and reveals how the US mobilized industry, trained "doughboy" soldiers, and promoted the war at home. Portrays the deep human cost of the war as well as the heroic actions of those who fought for their country.
The exciting, thought-provoking and true story of Cameron Townsend-- founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators--and his mission to translate the Bible into every language.
Modern classic about a pastor who gives up a comfortable life in the countryside to minister to gangs in New York City. Gripping.
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867.
The Farewell to Manzanar book is based on a true story of one Japanese American family's attempt to survive forced detention, and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.
"A History of Us" by Joy Hakim is the story of the United States told through well-written, vivid, short biographies and hundreds of period illustrations, political cartoons, etchings and photographs.
In order to escape religious persecution, a group of English Separatists set sail for America in 1620, hoping to establish a new colony.
This historical fiction for young readers is a stunning book about the clash of two cultures--the culture of whiskey makers in Prohibition-era backwoods Virginia, and the culture of an anti-whiskey Christian preacher.
A fascinating, colorful look at the Panama Canal, the idea behind it, how it was built, the men who built it, how it operates . . . and a whole lot more.
A young soldier from West Virginia faces the Battle of Gettysburg knowing his two cousins may be fighting him.
A study of the life and character of the brilliant Revolutionary War general who deserted to the British for money.
History & Geography
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 History / Bible / Literature program from A—W.
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 A-J and useful in 100 through 500.