History / Bible / Literature H

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  • Title: World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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Explore the ever-changing world of the past 500 years

  • Finish the breathtaking journey through World History you started in Sonlight G.
  • Enjoy your children as they grow: you get the lesson plans, tools and materials to guide them each day.
  • Watch Colonialism and Asian dynasties rise and fall. Wrestle with the reality of two world wars.
  • Learn from the past and see how each generation's choices impact the world.
  • Fuel a love to learn with gripping historical fiction, fascinating biographies and great literature.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other perks.

In Sonlight H, students cover the last 500 years of World History, continuing the study they began in Sonlight G.

Overview of the History

The History uses the final two volumes of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World, and the Usborne 12,000 Years of World History continues as the visual embellishment of, and expansion on, the text.

Overview of the Literature

The Read-Alouds: what a fabulous treat! Since I feel like that about all of the Sonlight Read-Alouds, maybe that's not an exceptional claim. (That doesn't make it less true.)

The first book, one that makes me spontaneously exclaim, "I love that book," tells of a girl who ends up in a cathedral boys' choir, while also trying to figure out why her father was murdered. (This does not touch on the humor, charm, interest, and delight in this book. As with all the best books, it is impossible to convey the feeling of the whole in a single sentence.)

Both my daughters claim The Sherwood Ring as one of their favorites. Not a story of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, this is set in New York, mostly during the Revolutionary War, in which dashing military officer Peaceable Sherwood makes life miserable for the rebels. (One of my daughters hopes that, in heaven, all book heroes are as dynamic and perfect as Peaceable Sherwood.)

One Read-Aloud tells the story of the Jewish Danes escaping to Sweden during WWII. Another one set during WWII includes the evacuation of Dunkirk, and a description of life in a country that is under attack.

There's a book about life in Afghanistan under the Taliban; one about the Japanese occupation of Korea and the later Communist takeover of North Korea; and one about figuring out what causes cholera. One is about the Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee were evicted from their homes in Georgia and forcibly resettled in Arkansas.

And for the final Sonlight Read-Aloud in all our programs: the laugh-out-loud classic story The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. An unwilling mother takes over the annual Christmas pageant, and her child gains new insight into what it would be like to be an uncertain visitor to Bethlehem, ready to have a baby. (Some families make this an annual tradition during Advent, to remember to prepare their hearts for the Savior.) No matter what time of year you read this, may you be changed.

The 15 Readers this year continue the Sonlight standard: a range of topics and beautiful writing. Huguenots flee persecution in France and end up on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean. The potato blight and subsequent famine in Ireland. Life in the Tower of London. Exile in Siberia. Growing up in the Amazon rain forest. Growing up on a military base. The French Revolution. The Russian Revolution. Stories set in Canada, Japan, Hungary, India, and China.

Sonlight H discusses some uncomfortable realities of history and life: the Holocaust, poverty, war, and famine. But even though the world can be dark, even though life can be hard, my hope is that when your children face challenges – which, at their ages, might be no more than resolving conflicts with siblings or working hard to understand math – my hope is that they'll say, "I know I can do this because I've read about ordinary people like me who kept on trying. I won't give up!"

With strong heroes to emulate, may your children be prepared to persevere.

The choices of each generation impact every generation after. May your children make good choices.

Estimated daily time for World History, Year 2 of 2 plus your other subjects: Student: 4-6 hrs | Parent: 2-3.5 hrs

Want a one-year option? See Sonlight W.

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Instructor's Guides

Sonlight H Instructor's Guide (HCG)

Teach with confidence from day one!

Sonlight H includes History / Bible / Literature.

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Bible

But Don't All Religions Lead to God? (HB01)

Insightful comparison of Christianity to several other key religions. Concise, accessible arguments against today's tolerant culture and for faith in Jesus. An easy-to-read apologetics work.

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Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last (HB02)

Practical ideas for youth to help them put their faith to work. Filled with interesting questions that will challenge beliefs, deepen faith, and sustain passion. Inspirational!

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How to Stay Christian in High School (HB03)

Engaging look at the everyday temptations and pressures today's teens face. Using famous teens in the Bible as examples, this book will challenge students to re-evaluate their identity as Christians and transform their lives.

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Daring to Live on the Edge (HB04)

Living by faith is what all Christians — not just those in "full time" ministry — are called to do. A challenging examination of the interaction between faith, obedience, and generosity.

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The BBC Manual: Turning Your Bedroom into a Bible College (HB05)

A fun "how to" guide designed specifically for teens that will help them read, study, meditate on, and apply God's Word to their lives. Wonderful preparation for a fruitful devotional life.

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History & Geography

God's Smuggler (HA12)

Should we obey God or man?

Brother Andrew decides, as so many men and women of faith before him, that it is worth risking his life to distribute the Word of God in places where government regulations prohibit it. More thrilling than a spy story . . . and all true!

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Story of the World: Early Modern Times (Volume 3) (HH01)

Volume 3 in this series covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as includes maps, illustrations, and biographies.

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Story of the World: Modern Age (Volume 4) (HH02)

Volume 4 in this series covers the major historical events from 1850 to the present, in the same style as Volume 3.

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Timeline Figures H (HH03)

Over 120 Timeline Figures for Sonlight H on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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Read Alouds

The Singing Tree (HA02)

In "The Singing Tree" by Kate Seredy, life changes drastically for Kate and Jancsi when Jancsi's father is called to
battle in World War I and the children are left in charge of the farm.

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The Sherwood Ring (HA05)

A charming story about an orphan who goes to live with her distant uncle only to solve a long family mystery.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (HA07)

Funny, memorable story of incorrigible children who discover the true meaning of Christmas. A simple, enchanting tale that has become one of America's favorite Christmas stories.

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Mary Jones & Her Bible (HA08)

Incredible true story of a girl so inspired by the Bible that she determines to get a copy—whatever it takes! Timeless, unforgettable, and sure to inspire future generations.

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Banner in the Sky (HA10)

The exciting story of a 16-year-old boy who is determined to conquer the last unconquered summit in the Alps — the very mountain on which his father died fifteen years before.

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Number the Stars (HA13)

The story of a Danish family's role in subverting their Nazi oppressor's evil designs. This selection from our read-aloud books is a gripping, moving story.

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Classic Poetry (HA15)

Gripping poems and stunning illustrations make this anthology enjoyable and accessible. An inviting introduction to timeless poetry, it includes thoughtful introductions to each featured poet—from Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes.

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The Arrow Over the Door (HA16)

A dramatic, suspenseful tale of Samuel Russell, a pacifist Quaker, and Stands Straight, an Abenaki Indian scouting for King George. In the summer of 1777, these two young boys share an encounter neither will ever forget. Thoughtful.

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A Murder for Her Majesty (HA17)

Alice, after witnessing her father's murder, flees and takes refuge with the choirboys of a large cathedral. Full of intrigue. A great story set in the Elizabethan era.

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The Great Trouble (HA23)

As a "mudlark," the orphan, Eel, spends his days in the River Thames, searching for odds and ends to sell. As if being an orphan isn't hard enough, Eel is hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, the nastiest man on the streets. Add in a secret that costs Eel four shillings a week to keep, and an outbreak of the "blue death," and you have the makings of an engaging read.

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The War That Saved My Life (HA24)

Bradley. Newbery Honor. A daughter and son, raised by an abusive mother, go to live with a grieving woman in the country when the children of London are evacuated during WWII. There, all three try to recover from their inner wounds. Bits of the Battle of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, what it was like to catch spies, or live next to an air force base, along with an interesting, compelling plot. Excellent.

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Under the Egg (HA25)

When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath! There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With the help of some unusual new friends, she discovers a side of the city, and grandfather, she never knew.

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The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (HR06)

When a precious ruby is stolen, Seikei is the only witness, and a famous samurai judge needs his help. Soon they are hot on the trail of the ruby — and an unforgettable adventure. A delightful Sherlock Holmes-style mystery.

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Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears (HR13)

From 1837 to 1838, thousands of Cherokee Indians were forced to march from their homelands in Georgia to live in exile in Arkansas. Fighting bitter cold and blazing heat with little food or water, one out of every four died. A sad, but moving account of the Trail of Tears.

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Readers / Literature

The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape from the Tower of London (HA01)

Forrest works inside the Tower of London in the 1730s. He is supposed to guard the noble Maddy ... who faces execution. But will Maddy escape?

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Escape Across the Wide Sea (HA09)

On a fall day in 1686, 9-year-old Daniel Bonnet's comfortable life is shattered when the king's soldiers destroy his family's weaving shop. Because they are Protestant and refuse to convert to the king's religion, the Bonnets must flee France.

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The Endless Steppe (HA11)

Taken prisoner by the Russians in 1941 and shipped by cattle car to a forced-labor camp in Siberia, Esther Hautzig, her mother and grandmother managed to stay together and to keep each other alive through near starvation and arctic winters.

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Operation Yes (HA20)

Every kid in Room 208 at Young Oaks Elementary is fighting for something. A middle-grade book about military kids and their personal homefront battles during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Yes is a funny, poignant story about an amazing teacher and the students she inspires.

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The Breadwinner (HR01)

Parvana lives in a bombed-out apartment in Afghanistan. When her father is arrested by the Taliban, Parvana must become the breadwinner for her family. Set against the backdrop of war and religious fanaticism, Parvana's struggle to survive is sobering, yet uplifting.

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes (HR02)

Sookan lives through the brutal Japanese occupation and escapes North Korea during the Communist takeover. An eye-opening story of the human spirit in an unjust world. Sad, but unforgettable.

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The Good Master (HR03)

Jancsi, a Hungarian boy in the early 1900s, is overjoyed that his cousin is coming to spend the summer at his father's ranch on the Hungarian plains. Their summer proves more adventurous than he had hoped when headstrong Kate arrives. A joyous book.

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Betsy and the Emperor (HR04)

Betsy Balcombe is a headstrong teenager whose family has a most unusual house guest: Napoleon Bonaparte. An interesting and intimate look at the life of one of the most fascinating figures of our time.

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The Broken Blade (HR05)

When his father has an accident, teenager Pierre La Page is forced to become a voyageur, paddling a canoe 2,400 miles through the French Canadian wilderness.

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Angel on the Square (HR07)

Katya Ivanova grows up with the Russian royal family.

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Homeless Bird (HR08)

National Book Award. Married and promptly widowed at 13, Koly finds herself in the grim position of being cast out by a society that has no place for girls like her. Through friends and her skills, Koly overcomes. A compelling picture of a different world.

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The Iron Peacock (HR09)

Joanna Sprague's life is upended when her father dies on the voyage that was to take them to a new life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Poor and alone, 16-year-old Joanna must summon uncommon courage to survive life as a bond servant in a strange new world. An unforgettable, captivating story.

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The King's Fifth (HR10)

Awaiting trial for withholding gold from the king, 17-year-old cartographer Esteban recalls his adventures with a band of ruthless conquistadors. Filled with unforgettable characters, action, romance, and danger.

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Nory Ryan's Song (HR12)

Nory Ryan's family has lived on the west coast of Ireland for generations. Times are never easy, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes.

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Snow Treasure (HR14)

Nearly a year after World War II broke out in Europe, the Norwegian freighter Bomma reached Baltimore with a cargo of gold bullion worth $9 million.

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In Search of Honor (HR16)

Jacques Chenier finds himself caught up in the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution — and in a struggle to free himself from his own prison of bitterness.

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It's a Jungle Out There! (HR17)

An absolutely delightful collection of true stories about an American boy who grew up in the Amazon rainforest.

This is included in both our One-Year World History program (WC5 and WC4) and World History Part 2(HC4 and HC5). These are stories from Rani's boyhood.

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Chu Ju's House (HR21)

When a 14-year-old Chinese girl realizes her new baby sister will be sent away to uphold tradition and comply with the law of the land, she determines not to let that happen. Instead, she leaves home in the middle of the night, vowing never to return ?

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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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Usborne Encyclopedia (GH07)

This newly updated book takes readers on a tour of world history, from ancient times to the start of the 21st century. Ancient Egypt, the Aztec Empire, Medieval Europe, the First World War and many more fascinating subjects. Includes an illustrated time chart, more than 100 maps, fabulous illustrations and photos, links to more than 800 Usborne-recommended websites and more.

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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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Bible

Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last (HB02)

Practical ideas for youth to help them put their faith to work. Filled with interesting questions that will challenge beliefs, deepen faith, and sustain passion. Inspirational!

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The BBC Manual: Turning Your Bedroom into a Bible College (HB05)

A fun "how to" guide designed specifically for teens that will help them read, study, meditate on, and apply God's Word to their lives. Wonderful preparation for a fruitful devotional life.

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Language Arts

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 & Teacher's Key (7L30)

Add this for additional 7th Grade vocabulary practice.

Optional. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 introduces students to 300 vocabulary words. Students learn the meaning and application of the words through literary pieces and fascinating historical tales. Each lesson includes a series of five exercises that require thinking yet are fun to do.

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