History / Bible / Literature C

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  • Title: Intro to World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2-4
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Journey from the fall of Rome through modern world history!

  • Finish the story of the world you started in History / Bible / Literature B.
  • Relax with complete lesson plans and materials for homeschool success.
  • Learn from the triumphs and mistakes of our ancestors. Adventure with Vikings, missionaries, astronauts & more.
  • Create memories with your children, help them love learning!
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Resuming the study that began in Sonlight B, Sonlight C picks up the story of World History from the Dark Ages to the beginning of WWI. This takes you through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Asian dynasties, and the Industrial Revolution to modern global history.

My purpose is not simply to trace the roots of Western Civilization, but to acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world – Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Africa.

As your children see the flow of World History – the rise and fall of civilizations – they get a big-picture look at what has gone before. That, in turn, helps them understand the world today.

Although Sonlight C touches on some hard topics, overall the focus is on positive stories of people overcoming obstacles. (Since the 20th Century was particularly harsh, we wait until later years to study it in depth.)

Overview of the History

As in Sonlight B, the centerpiece of the history program is V.M. Hillyer's story-based Child's History of the World. This book continues to interweave with the illustration-heavy Usborne Book of World History. And, as in B, the Time Traveler book offers a deeper look at two cultures: the Vikings and Medieval Europe.

This program includes several gorgeously illustrated biographies of fascinating people. Peter the Great describes the energetic ruler of Russia, the visionary behind St. Petersburg, and a cultural reformer. Another introduces Michelangelo, a master of three widely different art forms: architecture, painting, and sculpture.

With this program, you also gain a special love for modern peoples around the world through the book Window on the World. From Afghans to Zulus, meet 92 largely unevangelized countries and people groups. Learn about the globe and help your children develop a godly heart for the world.

Another highlight isGeography Songs, a rollicking album of countries and capitals. If you sometimes forget where Gambia is, or whether Luxembourg is a country or a city, this album will help you know the countries of the world.

Overview of the Literature

As your children continue to mature, the Read-Alouds likewise require greater maturity. Most of them do not have illustrations.

Several more of the Read-Alouds this year take place concurrently with the history: The Minstrel in the Tower, Tales of Robin Hood, The Adventures of Lancelot the Great, and The Door in the Wall all take place in the Middle Ages. A bit later, The Apprentice tells the story of a young man in a painter's workshop during the Renaissance.

Though the rest do not tie in to history, they are books to make your life better. Red Sails to Capri was one of my husband's all-time favorites, with its brilliant triumph of a search for beauty, adventure, and philosophy. The Cricket in Times Square follows the adventures of a cricket, a cat, and a mouse in New York's Grand Central Station. The White Stallion of Lipizza follows a boy as he studies dressage (a type of horse riding) at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The School Story is about book publishing (yay!), and The Twenty-One Balloons tells the story of a retired teacher who almost dies in the volcanic explosion on Krakatoa. Marvelous, entertaining, and endearing books, all.

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As one mom said, Sonlight's C "is a great collection of books tied together with an Instructor's Guide. Worth every penny." We trust you'll agree.

Estimated daily time for Intro to World History, Year 2 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

The 2 Readers package is ideal for children who have progressed to reading long-vowel, 5- and 6-letter words with moderate fluency. By the end of the program they will have progressed to reading chapter books.

The Beginner's Bible, with full-color illustrations and simple text, takes up a good portion of the academic year.

The 17 additional titles (!) are a truly amazing collection of early readers. My daughter once got the entire set of early readers from a publisher to try to find some alternatives … and, to her happy surprise, didn't find one that she preferred.

There are some funny stories (Mouse Tales, Amelia Bedelia). Some history (Titanic: Lost and Found, Pompeii: Buried Alive! and Hill of Fire). Some historical fiction (Wagon Wheels, The Big Balloon Race, The Sword in the Tree). And three of the beautiful Frog and Toad books, funny and poignant. (Oh! And a detective story, which somehow matches the tone of Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, but written for young children! Incredible!)

This is a witty, charming, interesting collection for early readers.

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Instructor's Guides

Grade 2 Readers Schedule/Study Guide (2RG)

Includes the daily schedule and Study Guide.

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Sonlight C Instructor's Guide (CCG)

Hassle-Free Homeschooling!

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Bible

Sing the Word: God Our Provider - CD (CB02)

This CD includes the Scripture verses in the Level C Bible Memory program set to diverse musical styles.

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$14.95

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History & Geography

Window on the World (CH04)

A wonderful introduction to 92 largely unevangelized countries and peoples of the world. From Afghanistan to the Zulus, and beyond.

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$25.00

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Peter the Great (CH05)

Gorgeous, full-color biography of the great Russian tsar.

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$9.99

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Audio Memory® Geography Songs CD Kit (CH06)

33 songs teach the names and locations of the continents, oceans, planets, 225 countries, and the states and provinces of Canada and the U.S.

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$22.95

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Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky (CH08)

The story of Lief Ericson's discovery of North America.

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Good Queen Bess (CH10)

The story of how Queen Elizabeth I came to rule England, and how she used her shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance, and great love for her subjects to win the hearts of the people she ruled.

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Michelangelo (CH11)

Multiple award-winning account of Michelangelo's life and achievements.

Includes large, full-color illustrations of Michelangelo's paintings and sculptures.

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Timeline Figures C (CH12)

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

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$13.50

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Gladys Aylward (CH13)

A story built around the work of Gladys Aylward, an uneducated British housemaid who went to China via Russia in the midst of the Soviet-Chinese war in the early 20th century.

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With Two Hands (CH17)

Eighteen glorious chapters of God at work in Ethiopia. Witch doctors transformed; the single person who could translate ends up in just the right place; two girls who pray daily for transformation for many years … and transformation happens. Marvelous.

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Read Alouds

Cornstalks: A Bushel of Poems (CA01)

Explore the ordinary from fresh new angles with four of James Stevenson's beloved corn poem books in one special volume.

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The Twenty-One Balloons (CA02)

An inventive scientist lands on Krakatoa only days before the volcano blows.

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The Door in the Wall (CA03)

Newbery Medal-winning story of the crippled son of a medieval lord.

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$6.99

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Strawberry Girl (CA05)

A proud, poor family overcomes nature and feuding neighbors to become strawberry farmers.

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$6.99

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The Little Riders (CA08)

Johanna and her grandparents, with the help of a friendly German soldier, save the figurines of their town's church clock.

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The Apprentice (CA09)

A boy's desire to become a master painter triumphs in the face of overwhelming odds.

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The Aesop for Children (CA10)

Handsome, full-color, oversize reprint of the 1919 classic "The Aesop for Children."

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Red Sails to Capri (CA11)

The mountainous island of Capri has a mystery and it takes the innkeeper's son, Michele, and three foreigners to get to the bottom of it.

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White Stallion of Lipizza (CA12)

Award-winning author tells the story of a young boy and his rigorous apprenticeship and training at Vienna's Spanish Court Riding school, home of the famous Lipizzan stallions.

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And the Word Came with Power (CA13)

The moving story of how God's word transformed an entire people--as well as the woman whom He had sent to translate the Scriptures for them.

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The Cricket in Times Square (CA14)

Chester, a cricket from Connecticut, moves into the Bellinis' Newspaper Stand in New York City.

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Tales of Robin Hood (CA17)

Eight action-packed tales recount the most exciting exploits of Robin Hood and his band of followers.

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The School Story (CA18)

12-year-old Natalie Nelson writes a novel that her best friend, Zoe, thinks is good enough to be published. Natalie isn't so sure.

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The Minstrel in the Tower (CA19)

Exciting tale of intrigue from the middle ages.

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Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great (CA21)

Sir Lancelot served the Great King Arthur as a gallant Knight of the Round Table. He was a knight so fearless, so dashing, and so ... shiny and clean that to be rescued (or challenged!) by him would truly be an honor. He was quite good at defending the helpless, protecting the weak, and jousting with strangers--as long as he'd had a nap that day.

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Captain Nobody (CA22)

Newt is just your average overlooked kid. But when he dons a makeshift superhero outfit for Halloween, he discovers what confidence feels like. He keeps wearing the costume and finds small ways to be a true hero in his town. But Newt's brother is in the hospital. Will Newt's new abilities help him save the one person he cares about most?

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Sticks Across the Chimney (CA24)

Richly layered with mystery and intrigue, Sticks Across the Chimney tells a captivating story of two Danish children and their widowed mother struggling to survive on a dilapidated farm. The children's wit, compassion and creativity influence events and touch everyone around them.

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The Penderwicks (CA26)

This summer, the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. They're soon busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits and a cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect adventure companion. A deliciously nostalgic and witty story from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall.

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About Average (CA28)

Jordan Johnston is average. Not short, not tall. Not plump, not slim. Not gifted, not flunking out. Even her shoe size is average. Feeling doomed to a life of wallowing in the soggy middle, she makes a goal: By the end of the year, she'll discover her great talent. She'll find a way to become extraordinary and everyone will know about it! A compelling story about the greatest achievement possible – personal acceptance.

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Readers / Literature

Frog and Toad are Friends (2R02)

Five more easy-to-read stories in this delightful series.

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Frog and Toad Together (2R03)

Frog and Toad are back with more silly adventures.

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Owl at Home (2R04)

Five easy-to-read stories about an owl who's not so wise after all.

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Hill of Fire (2R09)

Exciting, true story of a volcano that erupted in a Mexican farmer's field.

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Pompeii: Buried Alive! (2R11)

Famous volcanic explosion "freezes" an ancient Italian city in volcanic ash.

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Titanic: Lost and Found (2R12)

The ship so big "even God can't sink it" is lost on its first--and last--voyage.

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Wagon Wheels (2R14)

A black family moves west after being freed in the Civil War.

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The Big Balloon Race (2R15)

A suspense-filled, true story of a small girl who helps her mother fly in a hot air balloon race in the 1880s.

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Mouse Tales (2R16)

Delightful book about a father mouse who puts his offspring to bed by telling them each a "mouse tale."

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The Beginner's Bible (2R17)

Ninety-five beginner Bible stories from Scripture in easy-to-read language.

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$16.99

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Daniel's Duck (2R18)

Daniel enters a carved duck in the county fair.

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Nate the Great (2R19)

Great adventure of a boy detective and his dog.

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The Fire Cat (2R20)

A bad, bored cat finds that serving others is more fun than hurting them.

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Greg's Microscope (2R21)

An accurate, entertaining look at the wonders of nature as seen through a microscope.

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Frog and Toad All Year (2R22)

Five delightful stories of two wonderful friends.

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Amelia Bedelia (2R23)

What library would be complete without at least one book about this unbelievable housemaid who takes everything absolutely too literally?

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Surprises (2R24)

Thirty-eight poems that are sure to please.

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The Sword in the Tree (2R27)

Lord Weldon's son and wife, displaced by a wicked uncle, appeal to King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table to see justice done.

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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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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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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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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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$22.99

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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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$21.99

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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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Consumable Items

History & Geography

Audio Memory® Geography Songs Additional Workbook (CH061)

Consumable workbook with lyrics, illustrations, tests, and 23 up-to-date maps to label and color.

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$6.95

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Audio Memory® Geography Songs Additional Wall Map (CH062)

25" x 36" world wall map with memorization keys.

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$3.00

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Optional Language Arts Items

Consumables

Explode the Code 4, 5, 6 (2L07)

Consumable, Optional. These phonics workbooks fit all our criteria: systematic phonics and spelling rules, exercises that force children to think through the spelling of a word and comprehend what they are reading, and simple, non-distracting graphics. Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade 2 Readers.

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$30.00

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Language Arts

Wordly Wise A (2L10)

Students learn hundreds of new words while they build reading, writing, and thinking skills. As they read in context, apply meanings in different situations, and answer comprehension questions using complete sentences, they make these words their own.

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