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

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.

Instructor's Guides

Grade 4 Readers Schedule/Study Guide (4RG)

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

Ginger Pye (4R01)

Delightful tale of intrigue about an exceptionally intelligent dog and his devoted human owners.

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Henry and Ribsy (4R40)

Beloved adventures of an all-American average boy and his dog. Set about 1950.

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Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (4R41)

Set in early 20th Century Minnesota, and written in the early '40s, this is a story about three girls who discover that "different culture" doesn't mean stupid or evil. At the same time, they also come to appreciate their unique American heritage all the more.

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The Children of Noisy Village (4R43)

Journey through a year of traditions and fun with this timeless story of six children on country farms in Sweden.

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Encyclopedia Brown (4R44)

A thoroughly likable boy detective uses his encyclopedic knowledge and unerring deductive abilities to solve ten mysteries.

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Misty of Chincoteague (4R45)

Fictional account of a true story about an "uncatchable" mare named Phantom and her colt, Misty. Engaging.

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The King's Equal (4R46)

An arrogant young king sets out to find a queen as beautiful, intelligent and wealthy as he is. Will he mature along the way? Simply told and gripping.

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More Stories from Grandma's Attic (4R47)

16 inspiring stories of a childhood in midwest North America 80 years ago.

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Emily's Runaway Imagination (4R49)

A charming story about a lovable girl in small-town Oregon in the mid-1920s whose creative ideas place her in humorous and sometimes mildly embarrassing situations.

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Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West (4R51)

True story of "Wild Horse Annie" who fought to protect the wild mustangs of the western United States from ruthless slaughter and extinction.

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The Whipping Boy (4R53)

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman focuses upon a prince who has to learn the hard way what makes for true character.

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Socks (4R54)

Socks, a beloved, pampered cat is the center of his human family's universe—until he is displaced by a new baby. Can he ever regain his position? Rollicking fun.

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Lumber Camp Library (4R55)

When Ruby's beloved father dies in a logging accident, she must leave school—and her dream of teaching—to care for her 10 siblings.

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A Llama in the Family (4R56)

Adam has had his heart set on getting a mountain bike. When his mother buys a llama to start a Vermont Trekking company instead, Adam discovers that his dreams may be too small. Heartwarming, humorous, and positive.

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The Toothpaste Millionaire (4R57)

A resourceful and scrupulously honest 12-year old makes a million dollars by selling toothpaste at no more than 15 cents a tube.

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McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm (4R58)

Three tall tales by a Newbery award-winning author. Will tickle your child's funny bone.

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Frindle (4R59)

Fifth grader Nick Allen decides to test his language arts teacher's commitment to dictionaries by creating a new word—frindle. The ensuing battle of wills provides a delightful backdrop for a young person's introduction to the fascinating world of words.

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B is for Betsy (4R61)

A six-year-old goes to school and experiences the kinds of things a city girl in 1910s America would enjoy. Delightful period piece.

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Along Came a Dog (4R62)

The heartwarming story of a kindly dog's courage in the face of misunderstanding and false accusation. A story you won't want to put down.

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Ralph S. Mouse (4R63)

Fed up with life at the Mountain View Inn, Ralph persuades his friend Ryan to take him to school.

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Marco Polo (4R65)

Illustrations and readable text provide a fascinating introduction to one of the world's great explorers, a man who befriended one of history's great leaders: Kublai Khan.

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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

Phonics Level D (3L18)

Optional workbook for Language Arts for Grade 4 Readers. Consumable.

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Wordly Wise C (3L01)

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

Phonics Level D (3L18)

Optional workbook for Language Arts for Grade 4 Readers. Consumable.

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$17.99

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Wordly Wise C (3L01)

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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