Intro to the World: Cultures

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Title: Intro to the World: Cultures
Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1-3
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Young adventurers: Explore God's big world!

Sonlight A sets the stage for future learning with its gentle introduction to formal academics. Your children develop a big-picture understanding that past civilizations existed and that people live differently throughout the world. Sonlight A is an introduction to the world. Like a sample platter, you'll get a taste of different world cultures and different periods in World History. And so, when you return to the Romans and Vikings in years to come, your children will have a mental peg already in place when they learn the new information. The knowledge you'll gain this year builds a framework for future in-depth history study.

This 36-week program also helps children start to see past themselves. Not everyone lives like they do! As a result, they are able to look at situations from another person's point of view and to relate to others who are different from them. They also develop a healthy curiosity about the world around them.

Your children won't be little forever, and this program allows you to enjoy this year together. From hands-on activities to stories they'll remember their entire lives, get ready for lots of laughs and hugs. In Sonlight A, you'll:

  • Inspire a love of learning, gain a sense of history and explore far-off places.
  • Guide your children confidently each day: you get lesson plans, teaching tips and materials for the entire year.
  • Trek with missionaries, visit ancient Egypt and travel through jungles, America, Imperial China ... and more!
  • Devour fun historical fiction, stirring true stories and many children's classics.
  • Purchase this History / Bible / Literature package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Estimated daily time for Intro to the World: Cultures plus your other subjects: Student: 1.5-2 hrs | Parent: 1-1.5 hrs

Overview of the History

In Sonlight A, two books tie the year's studies together. Both The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia and Living Long Ago feature simple text and excellent illustrations. You get brief, picture-filled overviews of key civilizations, like the Roman Empire and the Vikings. Explore the way people ate, dressed and lived through the centuries.

The History also includes several wonderful, age-appropriate missionary biographies to learn first-hand how the good news of Jesus changes people and cultures.

This program also includes a wonderful children's Bible. When you read Egermeier's Bible Story Book to your children, they will beg you to "read one more chapter!"

Overview of the Literature

The Read-Alouds this year are stellar. These books naturally lead to conversations – about faith, about character, about relationships. These books present worthy heroes who display courage and honesty, who work hard, who love their families, and who do the right thing.

There are a variety of books, such as Winnie-the-Pooh and My Father's Dragon, in completely imaginary settings, with charming illustrations and escapades.

There are a range of fiction books. You'll read one set in China, one in a lighthouse at Christmas, one in an apartment house in Florida, and one in the streets of Paris.

And there is a wonderful variety of fascinating nonfiction: two that take place in the ocean off the coast of Florida; a biography of Johnny Appleseed, born in New England in 1774. There is one book on nurses who served in Appalachia in the 1920s, one about the overthrow of a tyrant in the Alps in 1291, one set in France during WWII, and one about the unexpected adventures of a very unusual pet.

Grade 3 Readers

The Grade 3 Readers package is ideal for children who read long-vowel, 5- and 6-letter words fluently but could still benefit from practice with more complex chapter books.

A collection of more than twenty early chapter books. One tells of a surprising technique to avoid a prairie fire. One thwarts pet kidnappers. Several tell of immigration and westward expansion. A book set in Russia, in Papua New Guinea, on a Viking ship, in a lighthouse, on a farm.

So many varied stories!

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Instructor's Guides

Grade 3 Readers: Schedule/Study Guide - 4 Day (3RG4)

Includes the daily schedule and Study Guide.

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History / Bible / Literature A Instructor's Guide - 4 Day (ACG4)

When you order History / Bible / Literature A: Intro to the World: Cultures, your young adventurers will set out to explore God's big world and gain a sense of history, as they trek with missionaries, travel through jungles, and visit ancient Egypt, Imperial China, America and more.

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Bible

Egermeier's Bible Story Book (AB01)

The Egermeier's Bible Story book is a complete narration from Genesis to Revelation for young and old.

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Sing the Word: From A to Z (AB02)

A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 26 Scripture verses in the Bible A Memory program set to diverse musical styles on CD.

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Electives

Create-A-Calendar (AE01)

Sixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.

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History & Geography

Living Long Ago (AH02)

From ancient Egypt to the early part of this century: satisfy or spark your child's curiosity about how people used to dress, travel, eat and live.

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Timeline Figures A (AH03)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight A on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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Usborne Internet-Linked Children's Encyclopedia (AH04)

Introduces your child to world geography, geology, cultures, weather, simple physics (light, levers, etc.) and much more. Fun pictures throughout.

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Out of Darkness (AH08)

A biography of Louis Braille. From his childhood and time at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, through the latter years of his life as he persevered until the alphabet he developed gained acceptance.

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Game on in Ancient Greece (AH09)

Siblings end up at the inception of the ancient Greek Olympics. The comic book style invites repeated reading. Excellent content and enjoyable.

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The Good News Must Go Out (AH10)

Mama Laird served as a missionary in the Central African Republic for decades, and saw great moves to God. One dear follower was beaten by drunks until he almost died, but 3 or so people came to his house of death and followed Jesus, until a day no one came. Then he said, "God, let me get up or die." Incredible, beautiful, challenging. Marvelous.

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Return of the White Book (AH11)

God prepared the way for the Karen people of Burma to come to know him. When George Boardman and Adoniram Judson arrived, the Burmese were not terribly interested, but the Karen were desperately ready. Incredible story of God at work.

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Read Alouds

The Light at Tern Rock (AA11)

Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, but the days go by, and the keeper doesn't return. A simple but pleasurable Christmas story for all ages.

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The Hundred Dresses (AA15)

Two normally sensitive girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.

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Twenty and Ten (AA16)

Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.

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In Grandma's Attic (AA18)

Stories of a remarkable grandmother's childhood in midwest North America over 100 years ago. Bring the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

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The Family Under the Bridge (AA20)

Set in Paris, the story of an old hobo whose heart and life become entangled with a fatherless family in search of a home.

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Mary on Horseback (AA23)

There are no hospitals or doctors in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, so Mary Breckinridge, founds the Frontier Nursing Service to help those in need.

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Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend (AA24)

The real Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774, in a small Massachusetts village. Discover his story through this wise and witty work. Learn how the apple tree-planting folk hero helped open and tame the American frontier.

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Here's a Penny (AA27)

Wherever Penny goes, he's sure to find adventure. He loses his overalls in a very sticky situation and searches for his new kittens only to find them dressed up in doll clothes.

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No Children, No Pets (AA28)

Three children and their widowed mother inherit a run-down apartment building in Florida. A sign on the front door says "No Children, No Pets." Adventure awaits as the kids solve lingering mysteries and help fix up the building. No Children, No Pets by Marion Holland is a satisfying childhood tale that keeps you guessing what will happen next.

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Adventures with Waffles (AA33)

This adventure book is outstanding. A year in the life of two neighbors in Norway and their laugh-out-loud adventures. Cheery, sweet, good family story. Touches on grief, remembering, restoration. What do fathers do other than eat boiled cabbage? When the son has lived through his most sad day, the father comes and sings the son's own song, until the son releases his grief: "suddenly I realized what dads are for." Loved it entirely.

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The Ordinary Princess (AA35)

Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, Amy has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries ... or become a Queen.

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The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense (AA36)

A classic story that teaches children about money and responsibility. A simple introduction to budgeting and the value of a dollar.

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Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (AA38)

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

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Sled Dog School (AA39)

Focused on themes of friendship and problem-solving, this story highlights the special relationship between a handler and a working dog. Creativity and following your passion saves the day in this engaging tale.

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Cool Beans (AA40)

Perfect for transitioning from graphic novels to traditional books, this funny and action-packed title follows Tucker MacBean on his quest to make art--and himself--seem cool. A wonderful story about facing a small-town bully, and the value of teamwork.

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Book Uncle and Me (AA41)

Originally published in India, this book is about voting, friendship, and the love of books. When nine-year-old Yasmin suddenly loses her only source of free reading material, she and her family, friends, and neighbors decide to take matters into their own hands. An energetic and funny story about friendship.

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The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry (AA42)

This full-color treasury contains nearly 200 poems with original illustrations by award-winning artists. Grouped by theme, this varied anthology contains an impressive number of old favorites and newer selections.

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Readers / Literature

Clara and the Bookwagon (3R30)

The story of a little girl who wants to learn how to read more than anything—and her father who thinks there is no time to read on the farm.

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The Long Way to a New Land (3R31)

Things are bad for Carl Erik and his family in Sweden, where they face starvation. So they decide to emigrate to America for a better life. But before they can get there they have to leave everything and endure a journey over land and sea.

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The Long Way Westward (3R32)

Now that Carl Erik and his family have made it to America, they travel across the country to find their new home. On the way they discover many surprises about this new land.

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Prairie School (3R33)

Noah is a hard-working nine-year-old boy on the Colorado prairie. When Aunt Dora arrives to teach him school, Noah doesn't think he needs it. But he discovers that what Aunt Dora has to teach really is actually very worthwhile.

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Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (3R34)

When Papa has to sail to town and Mama is sick in bed, it is up to young Abbie to make sure the lighthouse stays lit so that all the ships are safe. True story.
Pb. illus.

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Third Grade Detectives #1 and #2 (3R35)

This book has two mysteries: The Clue of the Left-Hand Envelope and The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief.

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The Chalk Box Kid (3R36)

When nine-year-old Gregory moved to a new town he had a hard time adjusting to a new neighborhood and a new school.

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The Paint Brush Kid (3R37)

It's summertime and Gregory doesn't know what to do. He and his friends get an idea that they can paint Uncle Pancho's house with stories of his life in Mexico. Heartwarming.

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Cora Frear (3R38)

Cora is a little girl who loves to ride in a horse and buggy with her dad. But one day they see a prairie fire approaching and know that their horses can't outrun it. They're trapped! What will they do to survive?

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Jake Drake: Bully Buster (3R42)

Jake is a nice kid with one big problem: he always gets picked on by bullies. Can he use his brains to figure out a way to solve this problem and rid his school of bullies?

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Secret Valley (3R44)

What do you do when you've left your home in Missouri to prospect for gold in California . . . but when you arrive, there is no gold to be found?

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A Question of Yams (3R45)

Kuri's father plants their yams in the name of Jesus Christ, though the Head Men of their village insist that they should be planted with reverence for the spirits.

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The House on Walenska Street (3R46)

A warm and touching story about a Russian Jewish family who has lost its father and wants to emigrate to America. Set just before World War I and the Russian Revolution. Wonderful historical fiction.

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The Littles (3R47)

The Littles by John Peterson is a simple story about a family of mice-sized people who must survive in a giant world through quick wits and kindness. Fun!

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The Last Little Cat (3R48)

The last cat of the litter was a runt. And this is the story of how he found a home.

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Riding the Pony Express (3R49)

Dick Park is the son of a Pony Express rider, Katy Kelly is the daughter of a way station master, and Little Bear is an Indian boy who lives nearby. How three friends keep the mail moving is just part of this fast-moving tale about the great experiment in transcontinental communication.

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The Viking Adventure (3R50)

Sigurd, a Viking boy, cannot see the value of learning to read and write. All he can think of is adventure. But then he has an adventure that he cannot help but tell. And to do that, he decides, he must learn to write. A fine story for young readers.

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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!

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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® History, Language Arts, and Science Instructor's Guides, you'll always know where to find each week's schedule, notes and study guides.

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Student Resources

The Timeline Book (RR120)

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

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Electives

Create-A-Calendar (AE01)

Sixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.

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History & Geography

Timeline Figures A (AH03)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight A on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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Five Day Also Includes Items

History & Geography

Wild Places (AH01)

Introduce your child to the geography, climate, animal and human lifestyles in three habitats: mountains, jungles and deserts.

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Read Alouds

The Apple & the Arrow (AA13)

Newbery Honor. The legend of William Tell as told by his 12-year-old son.

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Astrid the Unstoppable (AA34)

Translated from Norwegian, this book introduces us to Astrid, a delightful character who loves spending her days racing down the hillside on her sled. A wonderful tale about friendship with no age boundaries.

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$16.99
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The Kitchen Madonna (AA37)

Set in London, a young boy learns how to give of himself and show kindness to another. In the process he makes some new friends, and discovers his artistic talent.

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Readers / Literature

Third Grade Detectives #4 (3R43)

A thief is in town and it's up to the Third-Grade Detectives to solve the case before everyone in class loses their stuff!

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Third Grade Detectives #10 (3R40)

When a valuable fifteenth-century statue of Joan of Arc is destroyed at the local art museum, it looks like a case for the Third-Grade Detectives! Who would do it, and why?

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Tippy Lemmey (3R39)

Leandra, Paul, and Jeannie are three kids with one big problem: Tippy Lemmey. Tippy is a neighborhood dog who chases them, barks at them, and snaps at their heels. He is their number one enemy. But then one day they realize that he might not be so bad after all.

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Tornado (3R41)

Farmer Pete sits with a group as they await for an oncoming storm to pass and tells stories of his childhood dog, Tornado. This beautiful story captures the love between a boy and his dog.

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Optional Language Arts Items

Language Arts

MCP Phonics Level C (2L19)

Optional workbook for Language Arts for Grade 3 Readers. Consumable. Full color edition. Your child will learn about hard and soft sounds and will become familiar with identifying consonants in the beginning, middle and end of words.

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Wordly Wise B (2L05)

Consumable, Optional. Fun vocabulary-building exercises strengthen students' thinking and writing skills. Students learn multiple definitions of words and use them in sentences and puzzles.

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