Intro to the World: Cultures

History / Bible / Literature A, K Readers, 5-Day
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YOUNG ADVENTURERS: EXPLORE GOD'S BIG WORLD!

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. 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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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 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.

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Instructor's Guide
  • Sonlight A Instructor's Guide - 5 Day
    When you order History / Bible / Literature A: Intro to the World: Cultures, your young adventurers will set out to explore God's big world and gain a sense of history, as they trek with missionaries,...
    Retail: $95.97
  • Create-A-Calendar
    Sixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.
    Retail: $13.99
  • Grade K Readers Schedule - 5 Day
    Schedule only for the K Readers Program. Includes the daily schedule and limited story study notes.
    Retail: $11.99
Bible
  • 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
History
  • Mary on Horseback
    There 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 Legend
    The 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 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
  • Timeline Figures A
    Over 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight A on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.
    Retail: $11.99
  • 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: $15.99
  • 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
  • Adventures 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
Read-Alouds
  • The Light at Tern Rock
    Ronnie 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 Arrow
    Newbery Honor. The legend of William Tell as told by his 12-year-old son.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Hundred Dresses
    Two 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 Ten
    Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.
    Retail: $6.99
  • In Grandma's Attic
    Stories 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 Bridge
    Set 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: $6.99
  • Here's a Penny
    Wherever 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 Waffles
    This 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 Unstoppable
    A wonderful tale about friendship with no age boundaries.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Ordinary Princess
    Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense
    A simple introduction to budgeting and the value of a dollar.
    Retail: $4.99
  • The Kitchen Madonna
    A young boy learns how to give of himself and show kindness to another.
    Retail: $16.95
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to cure children of bad habits including selfishness, talking back, and never wanting to go to bed! Whimsical.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Sled Dog School
    Focused 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 Beans
    Perfect 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
  • Book Uncle and Me
    Originally published in India, this book is about voting, friendship, and the love of books. When nine-year-old Yasmin suddenly loses her only source of free reading material, she and her family, friends,...
    Retail: $8.95
  • The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry
    This 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 Two
    A 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 Pet
    Frankie 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
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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