Intro to World Cultures - 2022 Version
YOUNG ADVENTURERS: EXPLORE GOD'S BIG WORLD!
Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature A (2022 Version) 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 A 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 homeschool 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.
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The 2022 version of History / Bible / Literature A focuses on World Cultures. The new 2023 version of History / Bible / Literature A focuses on American History.
If you used Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature K program for the 2022-2023 school year (Exploring American History), you will want to purchase this 2022 Version of History / Bible / Literature A to continue in the history progression (and not duplicate the Exploring American History you have already completed).
Young adventurers: Explore God's big world!
Sonlight 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. Sonlight A 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 A, 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 A, 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
The Read-Alouds this year are stellar. These books naturally lead to conversations – about faith, about character, about relationships. These books present worthy heroes who display courage and honesty, who work hard, who love their families, and who do the right thing.
There are a range of fiction books. You'll read one set in the Appalachian Mountains, one in a lighthouse at Christmas, and one in the streets of Paris.
And there is a wonderful variety of fascinating nonfiction: a biography of Johnny Appleseed, born in New England in 1774. There is one book on nurses who served in Appalachia in the 1920s, and one set in France during WWII.
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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- Grade 2 Readers Schedule/Study Guide - 5 DayIncludes the daily schedule and Study Guide.Retail: $15.00
- Sonlight A Instructor's Guide - 5 DayWhen you order History / Bible / Literature A: Intro to the World: Cultures (2022 Version), your young adventurers will set out to explore God's big world and gain a sense of history, as they trek with...Retail: $100.00
- Create-A-CalendarSixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.Retail: $11.19
- Egermeier's Bible Story BookThe 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 CDA 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
- Mary on HorsebackThere are no hospitals or doctors in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, so Mary Breckinridge, founds the Frontier Nursing Service to help those in need.Retail: $6.99
- Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a LegendThe real Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774, in a small Massachusetts village. Discover his story through this wise and witty work. Learn how the apple tree-planting folk hero helped open...Retail: $8.99
- Wild PlacesIntroduce your child to the geography, climate, animal and human lifestyles in three habitats: mountains, jungles and deserts.Retail: $14.99
- Living Long AgoFrom 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
- Timeline Figures AOver 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight A (2022 Version) on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.Retail: $14.00
- Usborne Internet-Linked Children's EncyclopediaIntroduces your child to world geography, geology, cultures, weather, simple physics (light, levers, etc.) and much more. Fun pictures throughout.Retail: $15.99
- Out of DarknessA 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 GreeceSiblings 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 OutMama 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 BookGod 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
- The Light at Tern RockRonnie loves living in the lighthouse, but the days go by, and the keeper doesn't return. A simple but pleasurable Christmas story for all ages.Retail: $7.99
- The Apple & the ArrowNewbery Honor. The legend of William Tell as told by his 12-year-old son.Retail: $9.99
- The Hundred DressesTwo normally sensitive girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.Retail: $8.99
- Twenty and TenTwenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.Retail: $6.99
- In Grandma's AtticStories of a remarkable grandmother's childhood in midwest North America over 100 years ago. Bring the past alive as only a born storyteller could.Retail: $6.99
- The Family Under the BridgeSet in Paris, the story of an old hobo whose heart and life become entangled with a fatherless family in search of a home. Included in Sonlight A, this story begins with homelessness and ends with coming...Retail: $7.99
- Here's a PennyWherever Penny goes, he's sure to find adventure. He loses his overalls in a very sticky situation and searches for his new kittens only to find them dressed up in doll clothes.Retail: $7.99
- Adventures with WafflesThis adventure book is outstanding. A year in the life of two neighbors in Norway and their laugh-out-loud adventures. Cheery, sweet, good family story. Touches on grief, remembering, restoration. What...Retail: $7.99
- Astrid the UnstoppableA wonderful tale about friendship with no age boundaries.Retail: $7.99
- The Ordinary PrincessAlong with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness.Retail: $7.99
- The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and SenseA simple introduction to budgeting and the value of a dollar.Retail: $5.99
- The Kitchen MadonnaA young boy learns how to give of himself and show kindness to another.Retail: $16.95
- Mrs. Piggle WiggleMrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to cure children of bad habits including selfishness, talking back, and never wanting to go to bed! Whimsical.Retail: $6.99
- Sled Dog SchoolFocused on themes of friendship and problem-solving, this story highlights the special relationship between a handler and a working dog. Creativity and following your passion saves the day in this engaging...Retail: $7.99
- Cool BeansPerfect for transitioning from graphic novels to traditional books, this funny and action-packed title follows Tucker MacBean on his quest to make art--and himself--seem cool. A wonderful story about...Retail: $7.99
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- The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of PoetryThis full-color treasury contains nearly 200 poems with original illustrations by award-winning artists. Grouped by theme, this varied anthology contains an impressive number of old favorites and newer...Retail: $24.99
- Room One: A Mystery or TwoA young boy living in rural western Nebraska investigates the connection between a mysterious face in the window of an empty house and the possible closing of the one-room school he attends.Retail: $7.99
- Frankie Sparks and the Class PetFrankie Sparks is a third grader who uses her love for science and math to help her solve problems she comes across in her daily life.Retail: $5.99
- Frog and Toad are FriendsFive more easy-to-read stories in this delightful series.Retail: $4.99
- Frog and Toad TogetherFrog and Toad are back with more silly adventures.Retail: $4.99
- Owl at HomeFive easy-to-read stories about an owl who's not so wise after all.Retail: $4.99
- Hill of FireExciting, 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 FoundThe ship so big "even God can't sink it" is lost on its first--and last--voyage.Retail: $5.99
- Wagon WheelsA black family moves west after being freed in the Civil War.Retail: $4.99
- The Big Balloon RaceA 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 TalesDelightful book about a father mouse who puts his offspring to bed by telling them each a "mouse tale."Retail: $4.99
- The Beginner's BibleNinety-five beginner Bible stories from Scripture in easy-to-read language.Retail: $18.99
- Daniel's DuckDaniel enters a carved duck in the county fair.Retail: $5.99
- Nate the GreatGreat adventure of a boy detective and his dog.Retail: $6.99
- The Fire CatA bad, bored cat finds that serving others is more fun than hurting them.Retail: $4.99
- Greg's MicroscopeAn accurate, entertaining look at the wonders of nature as seen through a microscope.Retail: $4.99
- Frog and Toad All YearFive delightful stories of two wonderful friends.Retail: $4.99
- Amelia BedeliaWhat library would be complete without at least one book about this unbelievable housemaid who takes everything absolutely too literally?Retail: $4.99
- SurprisesThirty-eight poems that are sure to please.Retail: $4.99
- The Sword in the TreeLord 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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Take up to one year to use your curriculum. If you don’t love it, return it! Complete details here.