Exploring American History

History / Bible / Literature K, Readers K, 4-Day
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Young adventurers: Discover America's history

The History / Bible / Literature program Sonlighters have been wishing for. Sonlight K is a delightful, age-appropriate Kindergarten American History program, done in Sonlight's signature style. In this 36-week program, you'll give your students their first taste of American history.

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Young adventurers: Discover America's history

The History / Bible / Literature program Sonlighters have been wishing for—a delightful, age-appropriate Kindergarten American History program, done in Sonlight's signature style. Available in 4- or 5-Day!

In this 36-week program, You'll give your students their first taste of American history.

Sonlight K shares the stories of key events and important people in American history. You'll encounter key statesmen and meet the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. You'll cover the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the song and the flag itself), and much more.

You won't find another program like this on the market. It's unique. And fascinating and fun!

In Sonlight K, You'll:

  • Inspire a love of learning as you explore America's unique history.
  • Read stories of the men and women, artists and presidents, plus a computer programmer, an enslaved potter, a determined dog, a joyful puppeteer—more than three score short biographies.
  • Feast on more than two dozen of the best children's books on the planet, carefully selected from the tens of thousands published each year.
  • Guide your children confidently each day: you get lesson plans, teaching tips and materials for the entire year.
  • Purchase this History / Bible / Literature package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Estimated daily time for Exploring American History plus your other subjects: Student: 1.5-2 hrs | Parent: 1-1.5 hrs

Overview of the Bible

The Bible portion of the program includes an album of memory songs and The One Year Bible for Children, an excellent overview of the stories of the Scriptures.

The included Sing the Word CD helps you hide God's Word in your heart with memorization exercises. This CD (also includes the digital version), scheduled in the Sonlight K Instructor's Guide, wonderfully complements the rest of the Bible curriculum included in Exploring American History.

Overview of the History

In Sonlight K, our new History spine ties the year's studies together. The sixty chapters in the two-volume Heroes and Happenings introduces children to a wide range of people and events from American History. Some of them are well known, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Some are far more obscure, like Dave the Potter, an enslaved African American who inscribed rhymes on his pots at a time when the enslaved were forbidden from learning to read, or Temple Grandin, the autistic professor who transformed how people manage cattle.

Besides this foundational two-volume text, the 4-Day History program includes timeline figures and seven additional books (and the 5-Day program adds three more!). Enjoy a deeper dive into the Revolutionary War, Westward Expansion, the time of the Pilgrims, and more.

You'll learn the stories of key events and important people in American history. In these enthralling books, lavish with illustrations and maps, You'll read a bit from the four big wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WWI, WWII), and the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. You'll cover the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the American flag, "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Statue of Liberty.

You'll learn about events in almost every one of the 50 states. You'll learn about people from a range of religions and ethnicities, with diverse skin colors and contributions.

As a complete program, this history program is stunning.

Overview of the Literature

You'll enjoy more than a dozen of the best children's books on the planet, books carefully selected from the tens of the thousands published each year.

The Read-Alouds in History / Bible / Literature K are a tremendous treat! Seventeen marvelous books in the 4-Day program, plus four additional titles in 5-Day (which are truly most excellent; even if you opt for the 4-Day program, these four are well worth adding to your order).

Enjoy animal books and adventure books, and books about life in interesting places. Beautifully written, age appropriate, appealing illustrations, humorous plots—this is a program to celebrate, with books the team has carefully curated over many years. (Early elementary is one of the hardest ages to find good books—children still have limited vocabulary and prefer short chapters).

Grade K Readers

What if your young ones could successfully read entire books on their own? Would they be motivated to keep reading? You bet! Fun Tales is a unique series of 27 readers for children that tells wacky stories through a progression of short, readable, phonetically correct sentences.

The first story uses only six simple sounds. By the final tale, your children will know all 26 letters. As you move through each book, your children meet fun animal friends and apply new letter sounds as they learn them.

Customize this History / Bible / Literature program by choosing the grade of Readers that matches your child's reading ability. Use the free Reading Assessment to select the appropriate Reader levels for your family. Click here learn more about Readers.

Instructor's Guide
Bible
  • One Year Bible for Children
    Read through the Bible in one year with this Children's Bible story book and devotional for young children. Complete with beautiful illustrations. Gilbert Beers.
    Retail: $17.99
  • Sing the Word! Teach Me Your Paths CD
    A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 28 Scripture verses in the Bible K Memory program (plus a bonus track!) set to diverse musical styles. Beautifully arranged for children's voices using orchestral...
    Retail: $15.99
History
  • Granny Han's Breakfast
    When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Heroes and Happenings Vol. 1
    Introduce your kindergarten student to American History with this age-appropriate kindergarten history book. Volume 1. Amy Lykosh.
    Retail: $24.99
  • Heroes and Happenings Vol. 2
    Learn about people and events throughout American History with this age-appropriate kindergarten history book. Volume 2. Amy Lykosh.
    Retail: $24.99
  • Timeline Figures - K
    All the Timeline Figures needed for Sonlight Kindergarten History on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book. Figures include Thomas Jefferson, George...
    Retail: $10.00
  • You Wouldn't Want to be an American Pioneer
    An interactive look at American pioneers for young students. How would you do with little to eat and only your wagon for shelter? Humorous illustrations lighten the difficult side of this time period....
    Retail: $9.95
  • George vs. George
    There are two sides to every story! This wonderfully illustrated book shows both sides of the American Revolution through the eyes of George Washington and King George III. Rosalyn Schanzer.
    Retail: $6.95
  • How We Crossed the West
    Beautifully rendered folk-style illustrations help bring to life the story of Lewis and Clark. Descriptive text is taken from their historical journals. Rosalyn Schanzer.
    Retail: $7.95
  • The Very First Americans
    Learn all about the first Americans. Watercolor paintings depict the clothing, dwellings, art, tools, and other Native American artifacts. Ashrose and Waldman.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Three Young Pilgrims
    Based on the true story of the Allerton family. Experience life aboard the Mayflower followed by the first winter in the New World. Detailed paintings bring the pilgrim's first months to life, including...
    Retail: $7.99
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier!
    As a soldier in the Union Army you will get an insider's look at what life was like for Union and Confederate soldiers and an overview of some of the most important battles.
    Retail: $9.95
  • The New York Colony
    A True Book: Thirteen Colonies series allows readers to experience what makes each of America's colonies distinctive and exceptional.
    Retail: $6.95
Read-Alouds
  • The Llama Who Had No Pajama
    From silly to contemplative, a satisfying collection of 100 favorite poems. Young readers of all levels will eat this up, and come back for more. Delightfully illustrated.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book
    A series of stories featuring Huckle, Lowly, Pig Will, Pig Won't, and other characters who demonstrate the good will generated by nice manners. Zany pictures and stories help reinforce manners lessons.
    Retail: $4.99
  • My Father's Dragon
    A delightful story about a boy who rescues a sweet young dragon from her enemies through the judicious use of the unlikely items he has stored in his knapsack.
    Retail: $7.95
  • Dolphin Adventure
    Eighty feet below the ocean's surface, Wayne Grover encounters three dolphins, one with a large fish hook stuck in his back.
    Retail: $5.99
  • A Grain of Rice
    A humble farmer wants to marry the Emperor's daughter . . . and succeeds because of his wisdom.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The Boxcar Children
    The classic Gertrude Chandler Warner book about four orphans who have to fend for themselves. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe...
    Retail: $6.99
  • Dolphin Treasure
    Sequel to Dolphin Adventure. Wayne is searching for buried treasure that sunk with a Spanish galleon off the Florida coast when a storm arises and his dolphin friend comes to his rescue.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Little House in the Big Woods
    In the late 1870's, wolves, panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs....
    Retail: $7.99
  • Adventures of a South Pole Pig
    Flora the pig is an adventurer! Join her as she sets her heart on becoming a sled dog (well, a sled pig) and takes an exhilarating--and dangerous--trip aboard a ship to Antartica. Chris Kurtz.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
    A wonderful story for animal lovers. Lulu goes on vacation and discovers a stray dog living on the beach. While others think the dog is trouble, Lulu is convinced he just needs a friend. McKay and Lamont.
    Retail: $5.99
  • The Silver Balloon
    A captivating story about a young boy who acquires a pen pal in an unusual way. Susan Bonners.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The World According to Humphrey
    Experience the world through the eyes of a young hampster. Humphrey spends the week in a classroom, and each weekend travels to the home of a different student. A great story about encouraging others....
    Retail: $6.99
  • Just Dance
    A memorable tale about a young girl facing a seemingly boring summer on her family's farm. An intriguing look at small town life. Patricia Mclachlan.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Roxie and the Hooligans
    The story of Roxie, a little girl with a big imagination. She knows how to handle all situations from reading her books, but has to put her wits and adventurous spirit to work to outsmart some school...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot
    The story of a seven-year-old with a knack for appreciating the smallest things in life. A good lesson in thinking outside the box. Branford and Allen.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Heartwood Hotel: A True Home
    This delightfully enticing start of a new chapter book series tells a tale of friendship, courage, and community, with exquisite black-and-white illustrations throughout. The reader will become involved...
    Retail: $5.99
  • Feelings
    A classic picture book that is a great way to explore feelings with kids. Sometimes it's hard for children to understand or explain their feelings. This book encourages dialogue about emotions. Aliki.
    Retail: $7.99
Readers
  • Fun Tales
    A set of 27 reading development booklets geared to the letters as learned. Stored in a handy slip cover box. Includes zany kid-friendly illustrations.
    Retail: $23.99
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