History / Bible / Literature B with Grade 1 Readers

Intro to World History, 1 of 2

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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.
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Sonlight B, the first half of a two-year overview of world history, begins with Creation and continues through the Fall of Rome. The story picks up and continues to the present day in Sonlight C. Overall, these courses tell of how we got from Adam and Eve to this fascinating world with billions of people living in vastly different cultures.

Overview of the History

To ease into the academic year (and the first year with chronological history all year), the schedule begins with a fascinating look at different houses and homes around the world.

Next up is a book that introduces what archaeologists do. As you read about ancient history, you may wonder, how does anyone today know how the ancients lived? This book helps answer that question: Archaeologists find clues like homes, tools, toys and pots. When paired with historical documents, these clues explain what life was like in ancient times.

Then you come to the centerpiece of the History program: V.M. Hillyer's story-based Child's History of the World. Hillyer writes the most readable history I've seen, in the tone of a wise, kind grandfather. He doesn't talk down to children – he meets them right at their level.

Hillyer's book, as delightful as it is, is not illustrated. To make history more understandable and memorable, the schedule assigns illustrated pages in The Usborne Book of World History. Either book on its own would be good, but the combination is outstanding.

Additionally, when Hillyer covers Egypt and Rome you get to examine these cultures in greater depth in the entertaining, highly illustrated Time Traveler book. (My daughter chose this book to take to rest time every day for years.)

Overview of the Literature

The Read-Alouds increase in difficulty a little every year. This year, most books include an illustration at least once per chapter, but the stories are more challenging than those in Sonlight A.

There are a few that loosely connect with the History reading: an age-appropriate look at Greek myths, and a mystery story set in ancient Rome.

But mostly this collection is an outstanding introduction to children's books.

As any collection should, this includes Charlotte's Web and the Beverly Cleary classic Henry Huggins. From the older favorite Homer Price, to the newer favorite Gooney Bird Greene (both by award-winning authors); from the funny wild-animal stories in Owls in the Family to the poignant farm-animal stories in Mountain Born; from performing penguins in Stillwater to a classroom in Alaska … these are stories that will make your children laugh out loud, that might bring you to tears, and that you and your children will remember for a lifetime.

This program also includes a gorgeous book of animal poems. If you opt to do Sonlight Science B, there's a nice tie-in with the World of Animals book: so much beautiful animal photography in both! Even if you don't do Science B, this is a "don't miss it!" book.

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Estimated daily time for Intro to World History, Year 1 of 2 plus your other subjects: Student 2-3 hrs | Parent: 1.5 -2 hrs

Want a one-year option? See Sonlight B+C.

Readers

Designed for children who know the 26 basic letter sounds (only short vowels), this program begins with consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words and moves on to long vowel sounds and sight words.

Much of the year is spent on the three I Can Read It! books. In the beginning, one day's reading has perhaps ten simple sentences with a few words in each. By the end, there are more sentences, and the sentences are far more complex.

When the students are done with this series, there are additional easy readers, including the 236-different words book The Cat in the Hat (using the rollicking poetic rhythm anapestic tetrameter, no less!) and Little Bear, with not only delightful illustrations but a text that is emotionally moving far beyond the few words it employs.

A delightful collection of early readers.

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Instructor's Guides

Grade 1 Readers Schedule/Study Guide (1RG)

Includes the daily schedule and Study Guide.

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$10.99

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Sonlight 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 Sonlight 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

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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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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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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Archaeologists Dig For Clues (BH08)

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

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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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Timeline Figures B (BH11)

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

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Around the World with Kate and Mack (BH13)

Take an exciting journey Kate and her pet parrot, Mack, as they travel around the world to learn more about different languages and cultures. They are making lots of new friends along the way. As you will travel with them, you will:

  • Learn about our most recent adventures twice a month through "Keeping Up with Kate" emails.
  • Learn about fun facts, activities, stories and even ways to pray as a family for people around the world.
  • Learn how more and more people understand that Jesus speaks their language, no matter what country they're from!
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Catching Their Talk in a Box (BH14)

The amazing, "out-of-the-box" story of Joy Ridderhof. An illness kept her from missionary service, but that merely opened a greater opportunity!

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The Usborne Book of World History (CH02)

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

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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 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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Understood Betsy (BA11)

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

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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 Year Of the Baby (BA21)

Anna learned how to be a good friend last year. This year, she wants to learn how to be a good sister to a baby girl her family adopted from China. When the doctor warns that the baby isn't thriving, Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project to help save the little one. Will Anna’s devotion to her new sister be enough to save her?

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Babe the Gallant Pig (BA22)

When Babe is taken in by Farmer Hogget's sheepdog, Fly, it's only natural he would want to follow in his foster mum's paw-steps. Even with considerable handicaps as a sheepdog (namely, he's a pig) he manages to overcome all with his earnestly polite and soft-spoken ways, proving once again that might doesn't always make right. After saving the sheep from rustlers and wild dogs, Babe convinces Hogget that his idea of becoming a sheep-pig might not be so silly after all. No one could have predicted what follows.

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Kildee House (BA23)

A warm story about an asocial recluse who finally wins friends when he builds and moves into a cottage in the forest.

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Readers / Literature

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 about this book? One of the master's best!

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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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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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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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The Best Trick (1R13)

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

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$4.99

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The Bravest Dog Ever (1R14)

"The Bravest Dog Ever" is the true story of Balto and the dog sled team that delivered diphtheria medication to Nome, Alaska, through a blizzard in 1925.

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I Can Read It! Book 1 (1R161)

I Can Read It Book 1 of the 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 History / Bible / Literature 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® 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!

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

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$25.99

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Optional Language Arts Items

Consumables

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

Consumable, Optional. The "Explode the Code" package is comprised of attractive educational workbooks illustrated by children to teach phonetic and spelling rules. Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers.

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$30.00

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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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