History / Bible / Literature C

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  • Title: Intro to World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2,3,4
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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 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 (3RG)

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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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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Peter the Great (CH05)

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

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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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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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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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Strawberry Girl (CA05)

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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Audio Memory® Geography Songs Additional Wall Map (CH062)

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

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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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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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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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