Level W - One Year World History

Great for ages 12-14

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Journey through the highlights of World History

Sonlight W is a wonderful introduction to the delight of learning. The approachable, winsome, gripping books compel students to keep reading. Your reluctant learners might even start sneaking books off to finish ahead of schedule!

With Sonlight W, your students will see the connected flow of human history from creation through the present, and they'll have a great time doing so. This level also helps students develop critical thinking skills and understand the world today by seeing how we got where we are. The 36-week study helps them understand their own and others’ cultures by seeing connections between civilizations around the world and throughout time.

  • Sweep through ancient and modern history with this one-year program.
  • Homeschool with confidence: you get daily plans and complete materials for the entire year.
  • Meet a samurai warrior, Augustus Caesar, Joan of Arc, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Napoleon and more.
  • Learn from the past and see how each generation's choices impact the world.
  • Purchase this homeschool curriculum package of literature and history textbooks and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Sonlight's complete World History program takes two full years. If you have the time to do all of Sonlight G and H, that's still my top recommendation. You'll enjoy many more favorite books, and you'll get a deeper, richer study of history.

But not everyone feels they can spend two years on World History. Some customers are new to Sonlight and only have a year before they need to start the high school courses. Some customers know they have only this last year to homeschool, but would like to complete a whole sweep of History.

If so, rather than do only the first half or the second half of World History, I recommend this one-year condensed program. Although, of course, I had to leave some things out, it's my best effort to slim down our two-year program to a single year.

Besides having to remove some books, Sonlight W has one significant change from G and H. In the two-year version, students read the four-volume Story of the World. But four volumes, as well as all the other history books, would be too much in one year. Instead, Sonlight W uses Hillyer's Child's History of the World as the foundation for the History. It has excellent content, and allows the students time to read additional works that add variety and depth to their studies.

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

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