Supplementing Sonlight Core 3

When you order a Sonlight Core package, chances are you will get more materials than you can complete in a year. Most families don't try to "do it all"! However, if you're like me, occasionally you will read a book or hit upon a subject that your children are particularly interested in, and you want to learn more about it. That's what this page is for!

Several years ago, when my children were quite young, I began to compile a list of links that enhanced or supplemented the Sonlight Core materials we were using. I posted it on my website, and many Sonlighters have told me that they have found it to be very helpful. Each year I have added to that list.

Please note that these links may not be intended for the same age-range that this particular Sonlight Core is designed for. Also, many of the educational webpages I have found were put together by public school teachers, and are intended for classroom use, so they'll need to be modified for homeschooling.

History and Geography

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
  • Paul Revere House
    If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
  • The US Constitution
    Imprisoned in the Golden City
  • Biographical Sketch
    Incans, Aztecs and Mayans
  • Ice Treasures of the Incas
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Mummies
  • Machu Picchu
  • Aztec Theme Unit
  • Aztecs Find a Home
  • About the Aztecs
  • Aztec Coloring Pages
  • Mayan Civilizations
  • Maya Links
  • Unit Study
    The Landmark History of the American People
  • Outline Maps
  • Discoverer's Web: North America
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • All About Independence Day
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Hike, Bike, and Ride the Lewis and Clark Trail
    North American Indians
  • Native American Links
  • Native American Theme
  • Native Tech
  • Native American Crafts
  • Native American Crafts
  • Unit Study
    Pedro's Journal
  • Columbus Links
  • Columbus Links
  • Columbus Day Theme
  • Taino Indians
  • Nautical Dictionary
  • Teacher CyberGuide
    The Story of the USA
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Colonial America Theme
    What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
  • Franklin Links
    American Adventures
    Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
    The Erie Canal
    The Story of Eli Whitney
    The Winter at Valley Forge
  • Kid's Page at Valley Forge

    Read-Alouds

    Calico Bush
    Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  • Nautical Dictionary
    Child's Introduction to Poetry
    Johnny Tremain
  • Teacher CyberGuide
  • Literature Learning Ladder
  • Activities
    The Journeyman
    Justin Morgan Had a Horse
    The Sign of the Beaver
    Swift Rivers
    Walk the World's Rim
  • deVaca's Trail
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Paddle-to-the-Sea
    Secret of the Andes
  • Llamapaedia
  • Llamas in Art
    Toliver's Secret

    Readers 3 Regular

    The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
  • Unit Study
    The Cabin Faced West
  • Unit Study
    The Courage of Sarah Noble
    A Lion to Guard Us
  • Jamestown Links
  • Virtual Jamestown
    The Matchlock Gun
  • Demonstration of a Matchlock Gun
    Meet George Washington
  • Colonial America Theme
    Meet Thomas Jefferson
    Om-kas-toe
    Phoebe the Spy
    Pocahontas and the Strangers
  • The Pocahontas Myth
  • Jamestown Links
  • Indian Language Groups of Virginia
  • Virtual Jamestown
  • Powhatan Indian Village
    Robert Fulton, Boy Crafstman
    Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Study Guide
  • Mini-Unit
    Sarah Whitcher's Story
    The Skippack School
    Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
  • Plimoth Plantation
    The Thanksgiving Story
  • Activities
  • Plimoth Plantation

    Readers 3 Advanced

    Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
  • Franklin Links
    CFA: Martha Washington
    CFA: George Washington
    The Corn Grows Ripe
    Mr. Revere and I
  • Paul Revere House
    Naya Nuki
    Stone Fox
  • Study Guide
    Tikta'liktak
    Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains Indian Life

    Bible

    American Indian Prayer Guide
  • Native American Links
  • Native American Theme
    The Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers
    Sing the Word: Great in Counsel and Mighty in Deed
  • Audio Books

    Audio books are great to listen to in the car... or for favorite stories the kids love to hear over and over, long after Mom's voice has given out.

  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea
  • Bears on Hemlock Mountain
  • Movies and Films

    As always, please preview for suitability for your family.

  • Johnny Tremain
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Sarah Plain & Tall
  • Sign of the Beaver
  • Coloring Books

    I love Dover coloring and activity books! They include wonderful details and are historically accurate, and inexpensive! These are great to give the children something to do during Read-Aloud time:

  • Indian Tribes
  • Native American Dwellings
  • Native American Masks
  • Pre-Columbian America
  • Exploration of North America
  • Columbus Discovers America
  • Pocahontas
  • Life in Colonial America
  • Colonial Fashions
  • American Revolution
  • Revoluntionary Heroes
  • Revolutionary Uniforms
  • George Washington
  • Early American Occupations
  • Early American Trades
  • Old-Fashioned Farm Life
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Western Pioneers
  • American Presidents
  • Presidential Homes
  • America's First Ladies
  • Fashions of the First Ladies
  • American Women
  • African American Women
  • Great Native Americans
  • United States
  • State Birds and Flowers
  • Activity Books

  • Columbus Panorama
  • Map of the US Sticker Book
  • USA Cookbook
  • US History Cookbook
  • Pioneers
  • Native Americans
  • Indian Village
  • Pueblo Village
  • Teepee Village
  • Totem Poles
  • Plains Indian Panorama
  • Native American Mazes
  • Pilgrim House Sticker Book
  • Thanksgiving Sticker Book
  • Seaport Model
  • Colonial Days
  • Revolutionary War Days
  • Pioneer Days
  • History Pockets

  • Colonial America
  • Native Americans
  • Moving West
  • Explorers of North America
  • Life in Plymouth Colony
  • American Revolution
  • Paper Dolls

  • Northwest Indians
  • Southwest Indians
  • North American Indians
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Pilgrim Family
  • Pilgrim Girl
  • Little Pilgrim
  • Colonial Family
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Federal Family
  • Pioneer Family
  • Extra Reading

  • Children's Encyclopedia
  • American Girl series
  • Dear America series
  • My Name is America series
  • Childhood of Famous Americans
  • Little House series
  • Life of Faith series
  • Supplemental E-books

    These books are free for the downloading! You can read them on the computer or print them out. (Most are old books, otherwise out of print.)

  • American History Stories 1
  • American History Stories 2
  • American History Stories 3
  • Four Great Americans
  • Stories of Great Americans
  • An Indian Boy's Story
  • Indian Boyhood
  • Indian Why Stories
  • Indian Childhood
  • Old Indian Legends
  • A Warrior's Daughter
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Colonial Children
  • Camps of the Revolution
  • Canada Supplement

  • Canadian History