Tour world history from creation to the present!
- Get the very best of level B and C in one exciting year! Give your kids a foundational overview of world history.
- Relax with complete lesson plans and materials for homeschool success.
- Adventure with Vikings, chariot racers, artists, missionaries, astronauts & more.
- Bond with your kids as you spark their love of learning.
- Purchase this homeschool curriculum package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other perks.
Sonlight's complete Intro to World History program takes two full years. If you have the time to do all of Sonlight B and C, that's still my top recommendation. You'll enjoy many more favorite books, and you'll get a deeper, richer study of history.
But not everyone feels they can spend two years on World History. Perhaps you are new to Sonlight and would prefer to only wait a year until the joy of American History in Sonlight D and E.
Whatever your circumstances, if you would prefer to only spend a year, rather than do only the first half (Sonlight B) or the second half (Sonlight C) of World History, I recommend this one-year condensed program. Although, of course, I had to leave some things out, it's my best effort to slim down our two-year program to a single year.
Student: 2-3 hrs | Parent: 1.5 -2 hrs
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Chapter books for the precocious reader (or, perhaps, the older student doing Sonlight C with younger siblings).
A book with mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown); a book of tall tales (McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm); a book about building a business (The Toothpaste Millionaire). An original fairy tale (The King's Equal). A book about farm animals (Along Came a Dog), and unusual pets (A Llama in the Family), and wild horses (Misty of Chincoteague). Another package of excellent readers to enjoy.
One of the enormous benefits of this package, especially, is that most of these books are either part of a series, or by an author who wrote many other books. So if your children find an author they particularly enjoy, look for more! For example, the author of Frindle, Andrew Clements, has written many delightful books. Or Arleta Richardson, who wrote More Stories from Grandma's Attic, has ten books in the complete set. Beverly Cleary wrote six books about Henry Huggins and eight about Henry's neighbors Beezus and Ramona. There are more than two dozen Encyclopedia Brown books, four in the "B" Is for Betsy series, three about Ralph S. Mouse. And so on.