Intro to the World: Cultures

History / Bible / Literature K, Grade 2 Readers, 5-Day
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Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature A sets the stage for future learning with its gentle introduction to formal academics. Your children develop a big-picture understanding that past civilizations existed and that people live differently throughout the world. (5-Day Program, Grade 2 Readers)


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Young adventurers: Explore God's big world!

Sonlight K sets the stage for future learning with its gentle introduction to formal academics. Your children develop a big-picture understanding that past civilizations existed and that people live differently throughout the world. Sonlight K is an introduction to the world. Like a sample platter, you'll get a taste of different world cultures and different periods in World History. And so, when you return to the Romans and Vikings in years to come, your children will have a mental peg already in place when they learn the new information. The knowledge you'll gain this year builds a framework for future in-depth history study.

This 36-week program also helps children start to see past themselves. Not everyone lives like they do! As a result, they are able to look at situations from another person's point of view and to relate to others who are different from them. They also develop a healthy curiosity about the world around them.

Your children won't be little forever, and this program allows you to enjoy this year together. From hands-on activities to stories they'll remember their entire lives, get ready for lots of laughs and hugs. In Sonlight K, you'll:

  • Inspire a love of learning, gain a sense of history and explore far-off places.
  • Guide your children confidently each day: you get lesson plans, teaching tips and materials for the entire year.
  • Trek with missionaries, visit ancient Egypt and travel through jungles, America, Imperial China ... and more!
  • Devour fun historical fiction, stirring true stories and many children's classics.
  • 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 Intro to the World: Cultures plus your other subjects: Student: 1.5-2 hrs | Parent: 1-1.5 hrs

Overview of the History

In Sonlight K, two books tie the year's studies together. Both The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia and Living Long Ago feature simple text and excellent illustrations. You get brief, picture-filled overviews of key civilizations, like the Roman Empire and the Vikings. Explore the way people ate, dressed and lived through the centuries.

The History also includes several wonderful, age-appropriate missionary biographies to learn first-hand how the good news of Jesus changes people and cultures.

This program also includes a wonderful children's Bible. When you read Egermeier's Bible Story Book to your children, they will beg you to "read one more chapter!"

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 2 Readers

The Grade 2 Readers package is ideal for children who have progressed to reading long-vowel, 5- and 6-letter words with moderate fluency. By the end of the program they will have progressed to reading chapter books.

The Beginner's Bible, with full-color illustrations and simple text, takes up a good portion of the academic year.

The 17 additional titles (!) are a truly amazing collection of early readers.

There are some funny stories (Mouse Tales, Amelia Bedelia). Some history (Titanic: Lost and Found, Pompeii: Buried Alive! and Hill of Fire). Some historical fiction (Wagon Wheels, The Big Balloon Race, The Sword in the Tree). And three of the beautiful Frog and Toad books, funny and poignant. (Oh! And a detective story, which somehow matches the tone of Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, but written for young children! Incredible!)

This is a witty, charming, interesting collection for early readers.

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Instructor's Guide
  • Egermeier's Bible Story Book
    The Egermeier's Bible Story book is a complete narration from Genesis to Revelation for young and old.
    Retail: $16.99
  • Sing the Word: From A to Z CD
    A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 26 Scripture verses in the Bible A Memory program set to diverse musical styles on CD.
    Retail: $15.95
  • Wild Places
    Introduce your child to the geography, climate, animal and human lifestyles in three habitats: mountains, jungles and deserts.
    Retail: $14.99
  • Living Long Ago
    From ancient Egypt to the early part of this century: satisfy or spark your child's curiosity about how people used to dress, travel, eat and live.
    Retail: $14.99
  • Usborne Internet-Linked Children's Encyclopedia
    Introduces your child to world geography, geology, cultures, weather, simple physics (light, levers, etc.) and much more. Fun pictures throughout.
    Retail: $16.99
  • Out of Darkness
    A biography of Louis Braille. From his childhood and time at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, through the latter years of his life as he persevered until the alphabet he developed gained...
    Retail: $9.99
  • Game On in Ancient Greece
    Siblings end up at the inception of the ancient Greek Olympics. The comic book style invites repeated reading. Excellent content and enjoyable.
    Retail: $11.99
  • The Good News Must Go Out
    Mama Laird served as a missionary in the Central African Republic for decades, and saw great moves to God. One dear follower was beaten by drunks until he almost died, but 300 or so people came to his...
    Retail: $8.99
  • Return of the White Book
    God prepared the way for the Karen people of Burma to come to know him. When George Boardman and Adoniram Judson arrived, the Burmese were not terribly interested, but the Karen were desperately ready....
    Retail: $8.99
  • Timeline Figures - K
    Over 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight K on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.
    Retail: $12.00
  • 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: $5.99
  • 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: $7.99
  • The Boxcar Children
    The classic Gertrude Chandler Warner book about four orphans who have to fend for themselves.
    Retail: $7.99
  • 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: $8.99
  • Anna Hibiscus
    Learn all about a different culture while sharing Anna's experiences in Africa with her family. Short stories perfect for younger children. Atinuke.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Terrible Two
    Miles Murphy, the town prankster, is forced to move to a sleepy village that's famous for one thing only: cows. A wonderful story of joining forces and making a new friend. Barnett and John.
    Retail: $8.99
  • 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
  • Travels with my Family
    A unique look at what makes the perfect family vacation. An amusing tale of family life on the road. Homel and Gay.
    Retail: $8.95
  • The Silver Balloon
    A captivating story about a young boy who acquires a pen pal in an unusual way. Susan Bonners.
    Retail: $9.99
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue
    A Newbery Honor book ... an entertaining and charming story about the childhood experiences of author Tomie dePaola.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The World According to Humphrey
    Experience the world through the eyes of a young hamster. 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: $7.99
  • 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
  • The Missing Mummy (A to Z Mysteries)
    Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
    Retail: $6.99
  • 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: $6.99
  • Franklin Endicott and the Third Key
    The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.
    Retail: $6.99
  • 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
  • Frog and Toad are Friends
    Five more easy-to-read stories in this delightful series.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Frog and Toad Together
    Frog and Toad are back with more silly adventures.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Owl at Home
    Five easy-to-read stories about an owl who's not so wise after all.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Hill of Fire
    Exciting, true story of a volcano that erupted in a Mexican farmer's field.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Pompeii: Buried Alive!
    Famous volcanic explosion "freezes" an ancient Italian city in volcanic ash.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Titanic: Lost and Found
    The ship so big "even God can't sink it" is lost on its first--and last--voyage.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Wagon Wheels
    A black family moves west after being freed in the Civil War.
    Retail: $4.99
  • The Big Balloon Race
    A suspense-filled, true story of a small girl who helps her mother fly in a hot air balloon race in the 1880s.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Mouse Tales
    Delightful book about a father mouse who puts his offspring to bed by telling them each a "mouse tale."
    Retail: $4.99
  • The Beginner's Bible
    Ninety-five beginner Bible stories from Scripture in easy-to-read language.
    Retail: $22.99
  • Daniel's Duck
    Daniel enters a carved duck in the county fair.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Nate the Great
    Great adventure of a boy detective and his dog.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The Fire Cat
    A bad, bored cat finds that serving others is more fun than hurting them.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Greg's Microscope
    An accurate, entertaining look at the wonders of nature as seen through a microscope.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Frog and Toad All Year
    Five delightful stories of two wonderful friends.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Amelia Bedelia
    What library would be complete without at least one book about this unbelievable housemaid who takes everything absolutely too literally?
    Retail: $4.99
  • Surprises
    Thirty-eight poems that are sure to please.
    Retail: $4.99
  • The Sword in the Tree
    Lord Weldon's son and wife, displaced by a wicked uncle, appeal to King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table to see justice done.
    Retail: $5.99
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