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Independence in learning

Can you believe how much your children have grown since kindergarten? Remember when they would crawl into your lap for you to read to them? And now look at them!

One of the unique privileges of homeschooling is being there for each step of your children's development. You help them gain the wide range of skills they'll need in life, like self-motivation and the ability to follow a schedule and complete assignments without constant supervision.

Sonlight 100 capitalizes on those skills to transition students to more independent learning. You may remain as involved as you like, but if your students are ready, they can follow the Instructor's Guide and direct their own daily studies. This gives you more time to focus on younger children or to read the great literature in Sonlight 100!

This program is best-suited for children ages 13 to 16, and advanced 12-year-olds.

Go deeper into your roots

You've studied American History before; now it's time to go deeper. Get a back stage pass to see the players of our history as real people.

Move chronologically to discover fascinating empires before Columbus. See why Benedict Arnold became a traitor. Meet the founding fathers who dared to create a Constitution that has become the model for countries around the world. Walk with courageous Sacajawea as she navigates the adventure of a lifetime. Survive WWII with a Japanese-American family in a California internment camp. See the daily struggles of normal African Americans who courageously changed history through the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Sonlight 100 takes you deeper into the complex fabric of American society. Meet Americans who lived such different lives: former slaves who established a new town in Canada, teenagers who fought in the Civil War, miners who searched for gold in the Idaho Territory, Chinese immigrants who tunneled through mountains, Irish immigrants who survived the Great Depression and more.

Sonlight 100 goes way beyond historical highlights and uncovers the fascinating ups and downs of our nation's story.

With History 100, you receive:

Instructor's Guide

Your History 100 Instructor's Guide (IG) weaves all your materials into one exciting and cohesive program. Starting in this upper-level program, each course includes both a Parent Guide and a separate Student Guide. This means you'll get a History and Bible Parent Guide, as well as a History and Bible Student Guide.

Your Parent Guide mirrors the Student Guide, but also includes answers, provides extra notes and allows you to check their progress and discuss their reading. This format allows you to be as engaged or as hands-off as you and your students like.

Click here to request the first three weeks of these guides for free.

History

I built the 100-level program on the foundation of Joy Hakim's award-winning A History of US series. Her volumes are some of the most fascinating histories I've ever read. Filled with photos, illustrations and political cartoons from across the decades, Hakim draws you in to the story of our nation.

Some homeschoolers use these books with younger students. The books' language is certainly easy enough to understand. But we use them at the junior and senior high levels because of the author's attention to details (like the devastation of the Civil War, Prohibition and the civil unrest of the 1960s) that are simply not as important for elementary students to think about. We also move more quickly through each volume than younger students could.

We balance Hakim's more liberal perspective with extensive notes in the Instructor's Guide. These notes offer counter-arguments to some of Hakim's perspectives. With A History of US and the IG combined, you have an extraordinary tool to help your children think critically about and truly understand American History.

In addition to A History of US, many other Sonlight 100 books bring life to American History. Some highlights include:

  • True tales of American patriots who established a government of free people apart from a king.
  • Real-life glimpses into the wars that shaped American History.
  • The gripping true story of a country preacher who took the gospel to New York City's fiercest gang leaders in the 1960s.
  • And more.

Biblical Studies

Teach your children to live out their faith. The Sonlight 100 Bible program includes Scripture reading and practical lessons in how to study, interpret and apply the Scriptures in everyday life. Help your students build their theological framework, explore the evidence for our faith and develop discipline in prayer. I put this program together to help you raise children who love God and know what and why they believe.

With Literature 100, you receive:

Instructor's Guide

Your Literature 100 Instructor's Guide (IG) weaves all your materials into one exciting and cohesive program. Starting in this upper-level program, you receive both a Literature and Language Arts Parent Guide and a separate Student Guide.

The Parent Guide mirrors the Student Guide, but also includes answers, provides extra notes and allows you to check their progress and discuss their reading. This format allows you to be as engaged or as hands-off as you and your students like.

Free sample? Request one here.

American Historical Literature

View history from real-life perspectives through American Literature 1 — a stunning selection of books that adds color and depth to learning. From thrilling classics like The Call of the Wild, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to gripping biographies and a favorite book from my childhood (They Loved to Laugh), you'll find many treasures that grow your children's writing abilities, vocabulary, cultural literacy and love of learning.

Life Skills

The counter-cultural view presented in Dating With Integrity challenges your children to stop and think about how they view dating. It also provides a great opportunity for you to discuss positive, healthy interaction with members of the opposite sex.

Language Arts

The Language Arts in Sonlight 100 corresponds closely with the literature your students study. This complete writing program develops the critical thinking, literary analysis and creative writing skills your children need to effectively prepare for college and engage our culture.

Learn your roots

Your children are growing up so fast--be thankful you get to be there each step of the way. Enjoy this special time with your blossoming scholars as you watch them discover their roots through Sonlight 100.

Instructor's Guide
  • History 120 Parent Guide
    Get all the lesson plans and teaching helps you need to effectively teach History, Geography and Bible for the entire year.
    Retail: $61.99
  • History 120 Student Guide
    Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for History, Geography, and Bible for the entire year.
    Retail: $34.99
  • Literature 130 Parent Guide
    Get all the lesson plans and teaching helps you need to effectively teach Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.
    Retail: $61.99
  • Literature 130 Student Guide
    Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.
    Retail: $34.99
Bible
  • Bible Study Sampler
    Consumable. 36 weeks' worth of Bible study questions... with spaces for you to write your answers.
    Retail: $13.99
  • God's Will, God's Best for Your Life
    Easy-to-read help for teens who want to live life to the extreme, find true love, commit to life-long friends, prepare for a meaningful career—to live a life that matters.
    Retail: $13.99
  • Why Pray
    Provoke your prayer life to impact the world. This devotional offers a 40-day journey "from words to relationship" with God.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Evidence for Jesus
    Was Jesus a great teacher, a good prophet, or the Son of God? Muncaster reflects on Scripture in light of scientific, historical, archaeological, and literary discoveries to justify faith in Christ.
    Retail: $12.99
  • The Bible Jesus Read
    Yancey confronts key sections of the Hebrew Bible (Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Prophets) in search of a deeper understanding of Jesus and the central human issues He saw answered in...
    Retail: $16.99
History
  • Before Columbus
    A beautifully illustrated, scholarly look into the civilizations before the time of Columbus in America. Focuses on three main questions: Was the "New World" really new? Why were small groups of poorly...
    Retail: $13.99
  • The Boys' War
    A wrenching look at the American Civil War through the eyes of its youngest soldiers. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers were merely boys of 12 to 16 when they went to war. They fought and struggled...
    Retail: $11.99
  • Sacajawea
    The book Sacajawea Joseph Bruchac, Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark come to life in a beautifully told narrative. Closely adhering to the explorers' journals, this historical tale recreates...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Freedom Walkers
    You've heard of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But who were the rest of the boycotters? Why did they summon incredible courage and risk their jobs and personal safety? How did they pull off...
    Retail: $14.99
  • The Great Little Madison
    This accessible volume tells the story of the "Father of the Constitution," James Madison. Follow Madison through his rise in politics; his struggle to help create and defend the Constitution; his friendship...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
    This US Constitution book is a brief, fun overview of the sweltering summer of 1787, when fifty-five delegates gathered to establish a stronger central government. Gives students a foundation for understanding...
    Retail: $7.99
  • World War II
    This World War 2 book clearly explains the key players, ideas, economics, ideologies and lasting effects of WWII.
    Retail: $19.95
  • The Yanks Are Coming
    A gripping account of how the United States joined WWI and helped turn the tide of the entire war. This fascinating narrative brings the war to life and reveals how the US mobilized industry, trained...
    Retail: $13.95
  • Cameron Townsend
    The exciting, thought-provoking and true story of Cameron Townsend-- founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators--and his mission to translate the Bible into every language.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Cross and the Switchblade
    Modern classic about a pastor who gives up a comfortable life in the countryside to minister to gangs in New York City. Gripping.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Dragon's Gate
    When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Farewell to Manzanar Book
    The Farewell to Manzanar book is based on a true story of one Japanese American family's attempt to survive forced detention, and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow...
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims
    In order to escape religious persecution, a group of English Separatists set sail for America in 1620, hoping to establish a new colony.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Moonshiner's Son
    This historical fiction for young readers is a stunning book about the clash of two cultures--the culture of whiskey makers in Prohibition-era backwoods Virginia, and the culture of an anti-whiskey Christian...
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Panama Canal
    A fascinating, colorful look at the Panama Canal, the idea behind it, how it was built, the men who built it, how it operates . . . and a whole lot more.
    Retail: $5.99
  • The Slopes of War
    A young soldier from West Virginia faces the Battle of Gettysburg knowing his two cousins may be fighting him.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
    A study of the life and character of the brilliant Revolutionary War general who deserted to the British for money.
    Retail: $7.99
Readers
  • Bonanza Girl
    Fast-paced story of a widow and her two children who try to make their mark in an 1880s Idaho gold-mining town.This is a fun read-alone chapter book.
    Retail: $11.99
  • Elijah of Buxton
    Newbery winner by author Christopher Paul Curtis. An inspiring coming-of-age story set in a settlement of runaway slaves who have escaped to Canada.
    Retail: $7.99
  • My Heart Lies South
    This work is a delightful true story of an American woman journalist who moves south of the border and marries a Mexican man in the 1930s. As the new Señora comes to love her new family and life, she...
    Retail: $14.99
  • They Loved to Laugh
    In the 1830s, a young orphan with grave blue eyes heads to a new life in North Carolina. As she learns to adapt to her new Quaker surroundings, her new family and friends wonder if this solemn girl will...
    Retail: $14.95
  • Keeping Score
    From the author of the Newbery-winning A Single Shard comes a carefully researched read aloud book about the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers, the Korean War and the very real ups and downs of life.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Famous tale of a boy's life in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River as told by author Mark Twain. Pb.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Rules of the Road
    Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer is about Mrs. Gladstone is the elderly, crusty president of a chain of shoe stores. Jenna is a gangly, gutsy 16-year-old who sells shoes after school. When Jenna drives...
    Retail: $8.99
  • Children of the Longhouse
    Ohkwa'ri overhears some older boys as they plan to raid a neighboring village. He tells his Mohawk elders and makes some enemies. The older boys will do anything they can to hurt Ohkwa'ri, especially...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Peace Child
    The Sawi cannibals of Irian Jaya think Judas is a hero for "fattening Jesus for the slaughter." This is the amazing story of how God prepared a tribal culture to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.
    Retail: $16.99
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man
    Born the son of an African king, Amos Fortune was captured by slave traders in 1725, brought to America and sold at auction.
    Retail: $7.99
  • A Long Way from Chicago
    Set in pre-Word War II America, this charming collection of short stories recounts the visits of a brother and sister to their eccentric grandmother in a small town in rural Illinois. A Long Way from...
    Retail: $8.99
  • A Wrinkle in Time
    It was a dark and stormy night when Meg Murry, brother Charles Wallace and their mom decided to have a midnight snack in the kitchen. Then a most disturbing stranger appeared. "By the way, there is such...
    Retail: $8.99
  • When You Reach Me
    This story takes place in the real world of New York City, but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. A young girl's life starts to unravel when the mysterious notes begin to arrive, scrawled on tiny...
    Retail: $8.99
  • Bound for Oregon
    With only a guide book to show them the way, the Todd family sets out from their Arkansas home on a two thousand mile trek to claim uncharted Oregon Territory.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Bud, Not Buddy
    It's 1936 in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy who never knew his father, but Bud's got a few things going for him.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Call of the Wild
    The "Call of the Wild" book is gripping tale of a heroic dog who, thrust into the Alaska Gold Rush, faces a choice between living in man's world or returning to nature.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The View from Saturday
    Four friends from a class of social outcasts attempt to win an Academic Bowl with the help of their encouraging teacher. Sarita says, "As a two-time Newbery Medal winner, you know she has a good writing...
    Retail: $8.99
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary is an astonishing story about growing up, about love and disappointment.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Indian Captive
    Delightful Newbery Honor story of what happened to a twelve year old white girl who was captured by Seneca Indians in 1758.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Maniac Magee
    After his parents die, Jeffrey Magee awes his friends with unbelievable feats.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Out of the Dust
    Billie Jo, a 14-year-old girl caught in the Oklahoma dust storms of the 1930s, reveals the grim realities of a life lived in that time and place.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Rip Van Winkle
    The full text of Washington Irving's classic accompanied by black-and-white renderings of illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
    Retail: $4.99
  • Stink Alley
    Adventuresome and feisty 12-year old Lizzy Tinker has to learn how to fit in with her community, 17th century Puritans in Holland.
    Retail: $14.99
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    The unforgettable story of a young girl whose father stands up for principle in the face of deadly prejudice.
    Retail: $15.99
  • A Treasury of Poetry for Young People
    This book of classic poems for students is a treasury of more than 150 works by six of America's finest poets.
    Retail: $29.99
  • Year Down Yonder
    Mary Alice, a middle-class high school girl from Chicago, leaves the big city to spend 1937 in rural Illinois with her rough-around-the-edges and unconventional grandmother.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Dating With Integrity
    Offers a practical Biblical model of male-female relationships based on our status as sons and daughters of God.
    Retail: $17.99
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