Intro to World History, Year 1 of 2

History / Bible / Literature B

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Title: Intro to World History, Year 1 of 2
Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1,2,3
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Travel the globe on a thrilling ancient adventure

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.

In this 36-week program, you’ll start your year with an introduction to different peoples around the world. From there, you’ll look at archaeology, and how we know about the past. Then begin your chronological journey through history, using the storybased Child’s History of the World as the centerpiece of your studies.

Additionally, you’ll also enjoy several illustrated history books, more than a dozen Read-Alouds to share with your children, and your choice of Readers packages, so your children gain fluency in reading. You’ll meet heroes who followed God’s call, enjoy more than 200 glorious poems, laugh at the classic literature, and learn more than you would have thought possible.

With Sonlight B, you’ll discover the breath-taking, fascinating story of God’s whole world, and have a marvelous time while doing so.

  • Explore the story of the world from Creation through the fall of Rome with these world history books.
  • 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.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

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

Prefer a condensed, one-year introduction to World History? See Sonlight B+C.

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.

Overview of the Literature

This is the first year that literature interweaves with the history.

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.

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 (3RG4)

Includes the daily schedule and Study Guide.

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Sonlight B Instructor's Guide (BCG4)

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 (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)

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.)

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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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 (CH15)

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)

Author E.B. 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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$6.99

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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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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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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!

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.

High School All-Subjects Packages include two binders.

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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 and useful in 400 and 500.

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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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$14.50

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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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History & Geography

Archaeologists Dig For Clues (BH08)

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

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$5.99

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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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Read Alouds

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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$6.99

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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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$9.99

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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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$10.00

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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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$7.99

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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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$4.99

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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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$14.50

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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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$10.95

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