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5 Reasons to Teach History Without a Textbook

Sonlight teaches History using great books, in a method that over the last three decades has proven itself to be both powerful and effective. But why would we choose to rely on literature instead of other tried-and-true materials or methods? … Continue reading

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Sonlight's New History of Science Curriculum: HBL J

HBL J is designed for students ages 13-15. Through Sonlight's all new History / Bible / Literature and Language Arts J: History of Science, you'll follow the path of scientific inquiry over the last 4,000 years.  This fantastic new program shows you physicists, … Continue reading

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A Photo Tour of The Timeline Book & Tips for a Timeline Notebook

Busy moms trying to fit in all the subjects each day understandably look for places to cut corners, and the poor Timeline Book is one of those homeschool activities that sometimes finds itself on the chopping block. This post is … Continue reading

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7 Truths to Zap Your Fears about Teaching Homeschool Art History

Art, it seems, is one of the more misunderstood subjects. In my conversations with homeschool parents, I’ve encountered over and over the idea that only artistically-minded families can adequately teach homeschool art history, or that art is somehow more difficult … Continue reading

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How Missions is the Heart of Sonlight

In the 1980s, my Dad worked at the U.S. Center for World Mission. Now named Frontier Ventures, this organization raises awareness of the Great Commission, encouraging believers to spread the Good News of Jesus to the rest of the world. … Continue reading

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Cultivating Big Picture Thinking (Versus Learning Rote Facts)

Some forms of education rely heavily on memorization. Think of that old rhyme, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus is important to history. If you know the date when he sailed, you have a good reference … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Study History (Rather Than Social Studies)

When I was in school, we learned about the world in seemingly unrelated snippets. My teachers called the subject Social Studies. We might start the year studying Chinese culture. Then we'd study the Pilgrims because it was getting close to … Continue reading

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