Intro to World History, Year 2 of 2

History / Bible / Literature C

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Title: World History
Age Range: 10-13
Grade Range: 5-8
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Journey from the fall of Rome through modern world history!

Learn the significant events and stories of the last 1600 years of history in this discovery-filled study with Sonlight C.

If you feel like you've covered the Egyptians and the Ancients enough, or if you are a returning Sonlighter ready for the second half of this world history study, you'll learn not only the roots of Western civilization, but also acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world. In this 36-week program, you'll spend time with the Vikings and the feudal system of the Middle Ages, examine some of the art, literature, and rulers of the Renaissance, and on through the centuries to modern global history. Your children will see that history has an impact on how we live today.

  • 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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Sonlight C takes you through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Asian dynasties, and the Industrial Revolution to modern global history.

You will not simply to trace the roots of Western Civilization, but 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.)

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

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

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 is Geography 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.

History / Bible / Literature C also includes a collection of poems, 104 Poems of Whimsy and Wisdom to Delight Children of All Ages. This title features outstanding poems in the English language: fun, thoughtful, interesting, unexpected, delightful, inspiring.

Grade 5 Readers

Features books at a fifth grade reading level, but with content gentle enough for young readers. Perfect for an older student doing Sonlight D with younger siblings.

Sixteen titles (!) make a truly amazing collection of early readers.

Your children will adventure in New York City, discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier, travel with a whale who is unable to speak to other whales, continue to develop a love of books and reading, and much more.

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Instructor's Guides

Grade 5 Readers Schedule/Study Guide (5RG)

Includes the daily schedule and Study Guide for Grade 5 Readers.

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Sonlight C Instructor's Guide (CCG)

Hassle-Free Homeschooling!

You don't need any prior teaching experience to boost your children's love for learning. The step-by-step Instructor's Guide makes it easy to unlock the full learning potential of your children.

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Bible

Sing the Word: God Our Provider (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.

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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

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.

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104 Poems of Whimsy and Wisdom to Delight Children of All Ages (CA30)

This delightful collection features outstanding poems in the English language: fun, thoughtful, interesting, unexpected, delightful, inspiring. Enjoy works by the superb artists Wordsworth and Whitman, Sandburg and Stevenson, Dickinson and Donne, Blake and Bronte, Yeats and Keats, and many others.

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Readers / Literature

The Candymakers (5R01)

In this pure fun mystery, four children compete in the national candymaking competition of a lifetime. The contestants face off in a battle of wits and sugar, but soon find themselves in a mystery bigger than they imagined! A thrilling page-turner that delights with surprises, suspense, teamwork and friendship.

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All of the Above (5R02)

Based on a true story, All of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four inner city students and their quest to build the world's largest tetrahedron. Weaving together the different personal stories of the kids, their teacher, and the community that surrounds them, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has written a vividly engaging story about the math, life and good-tasting barbecue. Filled with unexpected humor, poignant characters, and quiet brilliance, All of the Above is a surprising gem.

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One Crazy Summer (5R03)

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

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The Squire's Tale (5R04)

Growing up an orphan in an isolated cottage in the woods, young Terence never expected much adventure. But upon the arrival of Gawain, his life takes a surprising turn. Gawain is destined to become one of the most famous knights of the Round Table. Terence becomes Gawain's squire and leaves his secluded life for one of adventure in King Arthur's court. As he adjusts to his new life, he proves to be not only an able squire but also a keen observer of the absurdities around him. His duties take him on a quest with Gawain and on a journey of his own, to solve the mystery of his parentage. Filled with rapier-sharp wit, jousting jocularity, and chuckleheaded knights, this is King Arthur's court as never before experienced. Part of the Squire's Tales series.

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones (5R05)

Lovely, lovely new book by one of my favorite authors. When the estranged grandfather dies, he leaves an endowment: pay for his butler, and the purple Bentley, to go to the daughter-in-law and four remaining children, while she is short-handed due to her husband's deployment. Significant family trauma, but the butler says the right things. There is also the wildly improbable aspect of cricket (the game) taking over at the middle school. Charming.

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Once Upon a Marigold (5R06)

Christian was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope. (He lives in a cave with a troll for a dad, after all.) If Dad had only warned him about all that mind-boggling love stuff, maybe things wouldn't be such a mess. Although then, maybe, Princess Marigold would be dead. But Christian wasn't warned. And now he's fallen for the princess ...

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A Rat's Tale (5R07)

Although young Montague Mad-Rat lives in—or rather, under—New York City, he know very few rats besides his mother, who makes hats, his father, who builds mud castles, and his globe-trotting Aunt Elizabeth. But Montague's life takes an abrupt turn for the eventful the stormy day he meets Isabel Moberly-Rat on his way home from Central Park.

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Where in the World? (5R08)

Ari is an 11-year-old boy with a gift for music. By translating his early travels around Europe with his mother into pieces of music, Ari grows to realize that life is composed of many kinds of journeys, and accepting those journeys is part of finding your place in the world.

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The Puzzling World of Winston Breen (5R09)

Winston Breen loves puzzles, and he finds them everywhere-books, newspapers, even pizzas. So when Winston and his sister find some strange puzzle pieces in an antique box, it's only natural that Winston try to find out where the box came from and what the words on the puzzle pieces might mean. Soon, Winston and his friends are hunting for a long-hidden treasure, accompanied by the town librarian, a giant ex-policeman, a pretty reporter, and a pair of mysterious strangers who arrive out of nowhere looking for the loot.

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The Losers Club (5R10)

Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down.

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The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody (5R11)

A trio of seventh graders become one another’s first friends as they discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier.

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Song for a Whale (5R12)

The Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.

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Rules (5R13)

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public" - in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

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Restart (5R14)

When football player Chase gets amnesia, he returns to school with a new personality. He had been a bully. Can he navigate his way to a new life, new interests, and new relationships?

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The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby (5R15)

Eighteen months after a girl's mother died of cancer, her dad quickly marries the meanest teacher in school, and Violet acquires two step-siblings. She finds a hidden letter from her mom, with a list of things to do to celebrate Christmas. Good look at family, and how to deal with emotions and hurt feelings and pain and forgiveness. The climax is one of the most moving things I've read in quite a while. Really, really enjoyed it. Set in a warmer climate, where snow for Christmas is probably not going to happen.

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The Doughnut Fix (5R16)

Tristan is not gifted and talented like his sister Jeanine, and that's fine with him. But when the family moves to a middle of nowhere town, he determines to make and eat chocolate cream doughnuts. He has to get the recipe, make the doughnuts, and figure out how to run a doughnut stand business. Delightful and heart-warming to see how the town rallies around him.

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