World History, Year 2 of 2 - 4-Day

History / Bible / Literature H
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Explore the ever-changing world of the past 500 years

Sonlight History / Bible / Literature H completes the study that began in Sonlight G. Get a backstage pass to the last 500 years of World History – Colonial rule and Colonial rule overthrown, the influence of the Renaissance on the American and French Revolutions, the World Wars and life for everyday people during those wars. In this program, you'll meet the people whose ideas and actions forged the course of history, from reformers to rocket scientists. Gain a working knowledge of what happened from the 17th century to about 1990.

In this 36-week homeschool program, you'll also discuss some uncomfortable realities of history that were largely sidestepped in previous years – things like the Holocaust, poverty, and war.

  • Finish the breathtaking journey through World History you started in Sonlight G.
  • Enjoy your children as they grow: you get the lesson plans, tools and materials to guide them each day.
  • Watch Colonialism and Asian dynasties rise and fall. Wrestle with the reality of two world wars.
  • Learn from the past and see how each generation's choices impact the world.
  • Fuel a love to learn with gripping historical fiction, fascinating biographies and great literature.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

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Explore the ever-changing world of the past 500 years

Sonlight H completes the study that began in Sonlight G. Get a backstage pass to the last 500 years of World History – Colonial rule and Colonial rule overthrown, the influence of the Renaissance on the American and French Revolutions, the World Wars and life for everyday people during those wars. In this program, you'll meet the people whose ideas and actions forged the course of history, from reformers to rocket scientists. Gain a working knowledge of what happened from the 17th century to about 1990.

In this 36-week program, you'll also discuss some uncomfortable realities of history that were largely sidestepped in previous years – things like the Holocaust, poverty, and war.

  • Finish the breathtaking journey through World History you started in Sonlight G.
  • Enjoy your children as they grow: you get the lesson plans, tools and materials to guide them each day.
  • Watch Colonialism and Asian dynasties rise and fall. Wrestle with the reality of two world wars.
  • Learn from the past and see how each generation's choices impact the world.
  • Fuel a love to learn with gripping historical fiction, fascinating biographies and great literature.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Sonlight H includes challenging books and fun books – thrilling adventures, laugh-out-loud scenes, and heartwarming stories. You'll find a mix of books for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Estimated daily time for World History, Year 2 of 2 plus your other subjects: Student: 4-6 hrs | Parent: 2-3.5 hrs

Prefer a one-year World History option? See Sonlight W.

Overview of the History

The History uses the final two volumes of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World.

Overview of the Literature

The Read-Alouds: what a fabulous treat!

The first book, one that may make you spontaneously exclaim, "I love that book," tells of a girl who ends up in a cathedral boys' choir, while also trying to figure out why her father was murdered. (This does not touch on the humor, charm, interest, and delight in this book. As with all the best books, it is impossible to convey the feeling of the whole in a single sentence.)

Both of Sarita's daughters claim The Sherwood Ring as one of their favorites. Not a story of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, this is set in New York, mostly during the Revolutionary War, in which dashing military officer Peaceable Sherwood makes life miserable for the rebels. (One of Sarita's daughters hopes that, in heaven, all book heroes are as dynamic and perfect as Peaceable Sherwood.)

One Read-Aloud tells the story of the Jewish Danes escaping to Sweden during WWII. Another one set during WWII includes the evacuation of Dunkirk, and a description of life in a country that is under attack.

There's a book about life in Afghanistan under the Taliban; one about the Japanese occupation of Korea and the later Communist takeover of North Korea; and one about figuring out what causes cholera. One is about the Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee were evicted from their homes in Georgia and forcibly resettled in Arkansas.

Readers

The 12 Readers this year continue the Sonlight standard: a range of topics and beautiful writing. Huguenots flee persecution in France and end up on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean. The potato blight and subsequent famine in Ireland. Life in the Tower of London. Exile in Siberia. Growing up in the Amazon rain forest. Growing up on a military base. The French Revolution. The Russian Revolution. Stories set in Canada, Japan, Hungary, India, and China.

Sonlight H discusses some uncomfortable realities of history and life: the Holocaust, poverty, war, and famine. But even though the world can be dark, even though life can be hard, my hope is that when your children face challenges – which, at their ages, might be no more than resolving conflicts with siblings or working hard to understand math – my hope is that they'll say, "I know I can do this because I've read about ordinary people like me who kept on trying. I won't give up!"

With strong heroes to emulate, may your children be prepared to persevere.

Instructor's Guide
Bible
  • But Don't All Religions Lead to God?
    Insightful comparison of Christianity to several other key religions. Concise, accessible arguments against today's tolerant culture and for faith in Jesus. An easy-to-read apologetics work.
    Retail: $11.99
  • Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last
    Practical ideas for youth to help them put their faith to work. Filled with interesting questions that will challenge beliefs, deepen faith, and sustain passion. Inspirational!
    Retail: $16.00
  • How to Stay Christian in High School
    Engaging look at the everyday temptations and pressures today's teens face. Using famous teens in the Bible as examples, this book will challenge students to re-evaluate their identity as Christians and...
    Retail: $12.99
  • Daring to Live on the Edge
    Living by faith is what all Christians — not just those in "full time" ministry — are called to do. A challenging examination of the interaction between faith, obedience, and generosity.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The BBC Manual: Turning Your Bedroom into a Bible College
    A fun "how to" guide designed specifically for teens that will help them read, study, meditate on, and apply God's Word to their lives. Wonderful preparation for a fruitful devotional life.
    Retail: $18.00
History
  • God's Smuggler
    Should we obey God or man? Brother Andrew decides, as so many men and women of faith before him, that it is worth risking his life to distribute the Word of God in places where government regulations...
    Retail: $15.99
  • Story of the World: Early Modern Times (Volume 3)
    The Story of the World Volume 3 covers early modern times and the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850. It includes maps, illustrations, and biographies.
    Retail: $19.95
  • Story of the World: Modern Age (Volume 4)
    The Story of the World Volume 4 covers the Modern Age and its major historical events from 1850 to the present, in the same style as Volume 3.
    Retail: $19.95
  • Timeline Figures H
    Over 120 Timeline Figures for Sonlight H on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color, and stick them in your Timeline Book.
    Retail: $18.99
Read-Alouds
  • The Singing Tree
    In "The Singing Tree" by Kate Seredy, life changes drastically for Kate and Jancsi when Jancsi's father is called tobattle in World War I and the children are left in charge of the farm.
    Retail: $8.99
  • The Sherwood Ring
    A charming story about an orphan who goes to live with her distant uncle only to solve a long family mystery.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Mary Jones & Her Bible
    Incredible true story of a girl so inspired by the Bible that she determines to get a copy—whatever it takes! Timeless, unforgettable, and sure to inspire future generations.
    Retail: $12.99
  • Number the Stars
    The story of a Danish family's role in subverting their Nazi oppressor's evil designs. This selection from our read-aloud books is a gripping, moving story.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Classic Poetry
    The Classic Poetry book includes gripping poems and stunning illustrations that make this anthology enjoyable and accessible. An inviting introduction to timeless classical poetry, it includes thoughtful...
    Retail: $15.99
  • The Arrow Over the Door
    A dramatic, suspenseful tale of Samuel Russell, a pacifist Quaker, and Stands Straight, an Abenaki Indian scouting for King George. In the summer of 1777, these two young boys share an encounter neither...
    Retail: $6.99
  • A Murder for Her Majesty
    Alice, after witnessing her father's murder, flees and takes refuge with the choirboys of a large cathedral. Full of intrigue. A great story set in the Elizabethan era.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Great Trouble
    As a "mudlark," the orphan, Eel, spends his days in the River Thames, searching for odds and ends to sell. As if being an orphan isn't hard enough, Eel is hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, the nastiest man...
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Breadwinner
    Parvana lives in a bombed-out apartment in Afghanistan. When her father is arrested by the Taliban, Parvana must become the breadwinner for her family. Set against the backdrop of war and religious fanaticism,...
    Retail: $10.99
  • Year of Impossible Goodbyes
    Sookan lives through the brutal Japanese occupation and escapes North Korea during the Communist takeover. An eye-opening story of the human spirit in an unjust world. Sad, but unforgettable.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The Good Master
    Jancsi, a Hungarian boy in the early 1900s, is overjoyed that his cousin is coming to spend the summer at his father's ranch on the Hungarian plains. Their summer proves more adventurous than he had hoped...
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
    When a precious ruby is stolen, Seikei is the only witness, and a famous samurai judge needs his help. Soon they are hot on the trail of the ruby — and an unforgettable adventure. A delightful Sherlock...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears
    From 1837 to 1838, thousands of Cherokee Indians were forced to march from their homelands in Georgia to live in exile in Arkansas. Fighting bitter cold and blazing heat with little food or water, one...
    Retail: $8.99
Readers
  • The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape from the Tower of London
    Forrest works inside the Tower of London in the 1730s. He is supposed to guard the noble Maddy ... who faces execution. But will Maddy escape?
    Retail: $6.99
  • Escape Across the Wide Sea
    On a fall day in 1686, 9-year-old Daniel Bonnet's comfortable life is shattered when the king's soldiers destroy his family's weaving shop. Because they are Protestant and refuse to convert to the king's...
    Retail: $15.99
  • The Endless Steppe
    Taken prisoner by the Russians in 1941 and shipped by cattle car to a forced-labor camp in Siberia, Esther Hautzig, her mother and grandmother managed to stay together and to keep each other alive through...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Betsy and the Emperor
    Betsy Balcombe is a headstrong teenager whose family has a most unusual house guest: Napoleon Bonaparte. An interesting and intimate look at the life of one of the most fascinating figures of our time....
    Retail: $8.99
  • Angel on the Square
    Katya Ivanova grows up with the Russian royal family.
    Retail: $9.99
  • Homeless Bird
    National Book Award. Married and promptly widowed at 13, Koly finds herself in the grim position of being cast out by a society that has no place for girls like her. Through friends and her skills, Koly...
    Retail: $7.99
  • The King's Fifth
    Awaiting trial for withholding gold from the king, 17-year-old cartographer Esteban recalls his adventures with a band of ruthless conquistadors. Filled with unforgettable characters, action, romance,...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Nory Ryan's Song
    Nory Ryan's family has lived on the west coast of Ireland for generations. Times are never easy, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Snow Treasure
    Nearly a year after World War II broke out in Europe, the Norwegian freighter Bomma reached Baltimore with a cargo of gold bullion worth $9 million.
    Retail: $7.99
  • In Search of Honor
    Jacques Chenier finds himself caught up in the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution — and in a struggle to free himself from his own prison of bitterness.
    Retail: $10.00
  • It's a Jungle Out There!
    An absolutely delightful collection of true stories about an American boy who grew up in the Amazon rainforest. This is included in our World History Part 2 packages (HC4 and HC5). These are stories from...
    Retail: $12.95
  • Chu Ju's House
    When a 14-year-old Chinese girl realizes her new baby sister will be sent away to uphold tradition and comply with the law of the land, she determines not to let that happen. Instead, she leaves home...
    Retail: $7.99
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