Sonlight Homeschool

History / Bible / Literature Programs

The foundation of Sonlight's homeschool curriculum is the History / Bible / Literature (HBL) program. Available from preschool through high school, each HBL program includes a year’s worth of history, geography, Bible and all required books, all connected with an award-winning Instructor’s Guide.

Each HBL program encourages students to learn from multiple perspectives and engage in thought-provoking discussion. You’ll use a variety of academic resources,including fictional and nonfictional literature, biographies, and illustrated books to deliver an engaging and complete education.

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What's Included in an HBL?

  • Instructor’s Guide
  • Bible reading & memorization
  • History studies
  • Great literature for parents to read aloud to their children and for students to read to themselves
  • Geography

Each HBL program is scheduled for one school year, can be used with more than one student, and can easily be adjusted to the pace you want.

Choose a 4 or 5-Day per week program.

HBL programs are discounted at 15% off retail and come with Sonlight’s unmatched SonlightCaresTM benefits.

Purchase the HBL program that's the best fit for your child's age and grade level, and then add on additional subjects to build a complete curriculum.

History Topics and Progression

Sonlight HBL programs go through a full history cycle three times between kindergarten and graduation. Each time through, your children gain a deeper understanding. For a more detailed look, view the complete scope & sequence.

The programs do not follow a strict, "four years from the Ancients to the present" plan. Sonlight also brings in additional topics worthy of study, such as the Eastern Hemisphere and the History of the Christian Church.

That's the big picture: three cycles, nicely balanced between American and World History, and two years dedicated to important – but unusual! – topics.

Foundation for Learning

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Preschool Package

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fun

Embark on an exciting adventure of learning with classic books and engaging hands-on activities. 

Age Range: 3-4
Grade Range: Preschool

History / Bible / Literature P - Pre-Kindergarten Homeschool CurriculumHistory / Bible / Literature P - Pre-Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Pre-Kindergarten Package

Exploring God's World

Nurture a love of learning with entertaining stories from around the globe. 

Age Range: 4-5
Grade Range: Pre-K

First Sweep through History

History / Bible / Literature K - Exploring American History - Kindergarten Homeschool CurriculumHistory / Bible / Literature K - Exploring American History - Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

History / Bible / Literature K

Exploring American History

Inspire a love of learning as you explore America’s unique history.

Age Range: 5-6
Grade Range: K-1

History / Bible / Literature A - Intro to the World: Cultures - 1st Grade Homeschool CurriculumHistory / Bible / Literature A - Intro to the World: Cultures - 1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum

History / Bible / Literature A

Intro to the World: Cultures

Explore God's big world with a gentle introduction to formal academics. 

Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1-3

History / Bible / Literature B - Intro to World History, Year 1 of 2 - 2nd Grade Homeschool CurriculumHistory / Bible / Literature B - Intro to World History, Year 1 of 2 - 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

History / Bible / Literature B

Intro to World History: Year 1 of 2

Travel the globe on a thrilling ancient adventure from creation through the fall of Rome. 

Age Range: 7-9
Grade Range: 2-4

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History / Bible / Literature C

Intro to World History: Year 2 of 2

Journey from the fall of Rome through modern world history.

Age Range: 8-10
Grade Range: 3-5

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History / Bible / Literature B+C

Intro to World History (One Year Condensed)

Tour world history from creation to the 20th century. This condensed program is great for new Sonlighters.

Age Range: 8-10
Grade Range: 3-5

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History / Bible / Literature D

Intro to American History: Year 1 of 2

Discover the foundations of the United States - and the civilizations that were already here. 

Age Range: 9-12
Grade Range: 4-7

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History / Bible / Literature E

Intro to American History: Year 2 of 2

Experience America's history from the 1850s on.

Age Range: 10-13
Grade Range: 5-8

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History / Bible / Literature D+E

Intro to American History (One Year Condensed)

Journey through all of American history with this condensed program.

Age Range: 10-13
Grade Range: 5-8

Second Sweep through History

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History / Bible / Literature F

Eastern Hemisphere

Journey across the mysterious East and glimpse God's heart for the world. 

Age Range: 11-14
Grade Range: 6-9

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History / Bible / Literature G

World History: Year 1 of 2

Witness the rise and fall of ancient empires. 

Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9

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History / Bible / Literature H

World History: Year 2 of 2

Explore the ever-changing world of the past 500 years. 

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

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History / Bible / Literature W

World History (One Year Condensed)

Journey through the highlights of world history with this condensed program.

Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9

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History / Bible / Literature J

History of Science

Discover scientific inquiry of the last 4000 years. 

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

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Sonlight 100

American History

Uncover the rich treasures of American history. 

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Third Sweep through History

Sonlight 200, History of the Christian Church - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 10th Grade Homeschool CurriculumSonlight 200, History of the Christian Church - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Sonlight 200

History of the Christian Church

Discover 2,000 years of your Christian heritage.

Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11

Sonlight 300, 20th Century World History - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 11th Grade Homeschool CurriculumSonlight 300, 20th Century World History - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 11th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Sonlight 300

20th Century World History

Understand, engage, and transform the modern world. 

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Sonlight 400, American Government / Civics & Economics - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 12th Grade Homeschool CurriculumSonlight 400, American Government / Civics & Economics - High School Homeschool Curriculum, 12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Sonlight 400

American Government and Economics

Unearth the heritage and history of the U.S. government.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Advanced Learning Options

Sonlight 500, World History & Worldview StudiesSonlight 500, World History & Worldview Studies

Sonlight 500

World History and Worldview Studies

Explore the rise and fall of influential ideologies.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

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Explore Additional Subjects

Have you chosen your History / Bible / Literature program? Now it's time to move onto other subjects. Sonlight offers science programs that correlate with  your History / Bible / Literature level, as well as some of the best mathhandwriting, and electives available on the homeschool market. 

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