Reading with History C

Intro to World History, Year 2 of 2

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Age Range: 7-9 Grade Range: 2-4

Intro to World History, Year 2 of 2

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BookShark Virtual option now available!

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Journey from the fall of Rome through modern world history!

Loaded with Newbery award-winning books, children's classics, little-known treasures and biographies of great people, Reading with History C gives memorable adventures and special moments. Engage your child each day as your schedule, notes, maps and discussion questions lead to meaningful face-to-face interaction with your kids.

Instructor's Guide

Includes a 36-Week, 4-Day schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. Includes colorful map answer keys, discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.


An optional online platform that enables students to access their reading schedules, take assessments, and receive instant auto-grading results. Parents can track and review student work, customize assessments, and message students directly from a computer or mobile device.

If purchased in April, May or June of this year, access to Virtual can start as early as July 1st. You will be able to start on the date of your choice up to 6 months of purchase date. Virtual courses MUST be started within 6 months of purchase. You will have 12 months from the time of your start date to complete the course.

History & Geography Intro to World History - Year 2 of 2

This second part of Intro to World History helps kids see that history has a real impact on how we live today. Discover together that there are real historical answers to questions such as: Why did castles, knights and jousting tournaments fade away?  Why do Americans use inches instead of centimeters? Why aren't there very many Kings and Queens in the world anymore? Why do children study Math and Science? Why do people from different cultures tend to view the world so differently?

Go way beyond Europe. Our purpose is not simply to trace the roots of Western civilization, but to acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world. This means Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.

As your children see the flow of world history--the rise and fall of civilizations--they get a big-picture look at what's gone into creating history. That, in turn, helps them understand how we live today.

The OPTIONAL Hands-On History: World History II  can be added to this package under the Customize Tab above and is scheduled in the Instructor's Guide for your convenience.


Snuggle up, experience history and enjoy several "just for fun" books that simply help kids love reading. From an operatic cricket to mighty Italian stallions, these works are pure delights!


Whether your child is a voracious reader or still catching his or her stride, our Readers Program will meet them at their ability level. Receive a whole stack of exciting books your kids can successfully read on their own.  Simply choose the program that matches your child's reading level using the Customize Tab. For help determining your child's reading level please review this Quick Reading Assessment.

Required Resources

A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. Includes The Timeline Book, Markable Map & Markers and a 3” Binder with Tabs to organize your Instructor’s Guides.

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One Set of Consumables is included with the package. To add consumables for another student please click here.

Is BookShark a History or a Reading program?

BookShark is both! We are a literature based program that teaches History through reading and listening. In Levels A-C, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. This is why we offer multiple Reader levels for the early packages. Beginning in Level D, however, the focus shifts from strengthening reading ability to building reading comprehension. From Level D up, we integrate the Reading, Read-Alouds, and Language Arts assignments with the History readings. Instead of learning to read, your children will be reading to learn!

I didn’t do Part 1, can I still use this package?

BookShark’s Level C Reading with History Package introduces the second half of world history beginning with the fall of Rome and ending in the modern era. The first half of the program – Reading with History B: Intro to World History, part 1 of 2 – is not required for you to use our Level C curriculum, though it does help provide some context. It is up to you if you want to skip it or step back.

If you have any concerns about skipping content or about the difficulty of the Level C work, please consider starting with Level B. Our Level B package was designed for students age 6-8 and is advanced for a 1st Grade level. If you decide to skip the Level B program, your student(s) will have another chance to cover the first part of world history in our Reading with History G.

Which Readers should I choose?

We offer multiple Readers levels for our Level A-C packages to accommodate advanced and struggling learners. If you are unsure which Readers level would be best for your child, please have them take our Quick Reading Assessment. It is very important to match the Readers level to your child’s reading ability, and the assessment will help you find the most comfortable fit for them. We encourage you to be sure that they are reading fluidly, not just decoding the words. Our goal is to help you instill a love of reading and learning in your child. If they are working too hard to decode the words, they may not enjoy the stories and the reading may become frustrating.

Do the Readers integrate with the History reading?

We offer multiple Reader levels for our Level A-C programs, so the Readers are not tied with the History reading for this package. In Levels A-C, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. The Readers are integrated with the History program beginning in Level D.

What books are included in the Level 2 Readers?

Level 2 Readers are equivalent to a 2nd Grade reading level and include the following:

Frog and Toad are Friends
Frog and Toad Together
Owl at Home
Hill of Fire
Pompeii: Buried Alive!
Titanic: Lost and Found
Wagon Wheels
The Big Balloon Race
Mouse Tales
Daniel's Duck
Nate the Great
The Fire Cat
Greg's Microscope
Frog and Toad All Year
Amelia Bedelia
The Sword in the Tree
Clara and the Bookwagon
The Long Way to a New Land
The Long Way Westward
Prairie School
Third Grade Detectives #1 and #2
Riding the Pony Express
What books are included in the Level 3 Readers?

Level 3 Readers are equivalent to a 3rd Grade reading level and include the following:

The Chalk Box Kid
The Paint Brush Kid
Third Grade Detectives #4
Cora Frear
Tippy Lemmey
Third Grade Detectives #10
Jake Drake: Bully Buster
Secret Valley
The House on Walenska Street
The Littles
The Last Little Cat
Viking Adventure
Marco Polo
Encyclopedia Brown
Lumber Camp Library
What books are included in the Level 4 Readers?

Level 4 Readers are equivalent to a 4th Grade reading level and include the following:

About Average
A Doctor Like Papa
King of the Mound
Henry and Ribsy
The Children of Noisy Village
Misty of Chincoteague
Emily's Runaway Imagination
Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West
The Whipping Boy
A Llama in the Family
The Toothpaste Millionaire
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm
B is for Betsy
Along Came a Dog
Ralph S. Mouse
Can I use this package with both of my children?

Yes, you can! If your children are within three years of age, they can share the same BookShark Reading with History package – including Read-Alouds, history books, the Timeline Book, and Timeline Figures. Please remember, however, that Reading is a skill based subject and it is important to pick a Reader level that matches with each child’s ability.

If your students have different skill levels for Reading, please consider purchasing an additional Language Arts with Readers package:

If you do not want to use BookShark's Language Arts, you may also add the additional readers individually:

Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:

If there is more than a three year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student. Our Reading with History H (12-14) is a nice thematic match to our Level B package since both cover the second part of World History.

Can I purchase the History program without the Readers?

We do not offer a History package without Readers because learning through reading is fundamental to our program. If you are certain that you do not want the Readers, you can add the History books and Read-Alouds to your cart individually. PLease use the "what's included" tab on this package for reference. 

Do I need the 1st/2nd Grade World History Resources?

The World History Required Resources includes two books that are included in our Level B History program and reused in Level C History:

  • The Usborne Time Traveler
  • The Usborne Book of World History

If you purchased our Level B All-Subject Package or Reading with History Package, you do not need to purchase these books again.

What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?

The Required Resources includes a big binder with 36 week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy an All-Subject or Reading with History Package, but you only need to buy it once.

For more information on BookShark, please see our FAQs page.

The decision to homeschool our daughter, Alexa, was an easy one. Choosing a curriculum that worked well with her goals and schedule was a little more difficult.

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