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World History, Year 2 of 2

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*The video above shows the standard default Reading with History H package with the added World History II - Lap Book. You can customize your package to include this item using the Customize tab above.

Explore the ever-changing world of the past 500 years

  • Finish the breathtaking journey through World History you started in Level 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.

A back-stage pass to history

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.

How did the Renaissance influence the American and French Revolutions? How did the Industrial Revolution drastically change society? How did the Western and Eastern hemispheres become so interconnected? How did Colonial powers conquer so much of the world and carve out new nations? How did those nations eventually throw off Colonial rule? What tensions led to the explosion of two world wars? What did normal life look like around the world during these changes?

Reading with History H - Includes:

Instructor's Guide

You'll find everything you need with this 36-week, 4-Day -- schedule, notes, discussion questions, teaching tips, laminated color maps and more -- consolidated in one place for each week. Just open and teach!

With all your lesson plans and organization done for you, you can spend your time enjoying your children and learning with them. Let the discussion questions and great books lead to meaningful conversations about family, politics, history and character. Open your guide each day to see what to read and discuss.

History & Geography World History - Year 2 of 2

Your History books, Read-Alouds, Readers and Language Arts all intertwine for a cohesive, reinforced learning experience.

Two authors provide the foundation for your adventure: The final two volumes of The Story of the World take you on a gripping story-based trek through history. The critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, organized into 10 historical eras, is your one-stop research source and perfect companion to your study of World History. Timeline Figures are included to help your child map the flow of History.They come on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in The Timeline Book (The Timeline Book is included with the Required Resources. This book can be used for several years).

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


Enjoy this final set of Read-Alouds with your children. 


Give your children heroes who inspire them to become people of courage, strength and honor. Readers augment your history studies, showing what life was really like for people from Russia to Peru, Puritan America to Imperial Japan.

Required Resources

A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. You'll use The Timeline Book and the Markable Map throughout your BookShark journey.


What's Included

The itemized list below is for the standard (default) version of this package and does not reflect changes made in any option menus above.
History H
Story of the World: Early Modern Times (HH01)
Story of the World: Modern Age (HH02)
Timeline Figures - 7 (HHB1)
History H Instructor's Guide │Ages 12-14 (HHB)
Read-Alouds H
Master Cornhill (GA05)
The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape From The Tower of London (HA01)
The Singing Tree (HA02)
The Sherwood Ring (HA05)
Banner in the Sky (HA10)
The Endless Steppe (HA11)
Number the Stars (HA13)
Classic Poetry (HA15)
The Arrow Over the Door (HA16)
Homeless Bird (HR08)
The Breadwinner (HR01)
Year of Impossible Goodbyes (HR02)
Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears (HR13)
Secret of the Andes (DA01)
Level H Readers
Operation Yes (HA20)
The Good Master (HR03)
Betsy and the Emperor (HR04)
The Ghost In The Tokaido Inn (HR06)
Angel on the Square (HR07)
The King's Fifth (HR10)
Nory Ryan's Song (HR12)
Snow Treasure (HR14)
Escape from Warsaw (HR15)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (HR22)
Chu Ju's House (HR21)
Calico Bush (HR23)
Required Resources
Markable Map (MAP1)
D-Ring 3-inch Binder with Tabs (BK50)
Markable Map Markers (MAP2)
The Timeline Book (RR120)
Required Resources
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (GH08)
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Instructor's Guides - 3 Week Samples

Scope & Sequence




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!

Can I use this package if I didn’t do Part 1?

BookShark’s Level H Reading with History Package covers the second half of world history beginning with the 17th century and ending in the modern era. The first half of the program – Level G World History, part 1 of 2 – is not required for you to use our Level H 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 H work, please consider starting with Level G. Our Level G package is designed for students age 11-13.

Do the Readers integrate with the History reading?

Yes, they do! For Level D and up, all of our Readers were chosen because of how well they represent the topics and times you'll be studying in History readings. The Readers in this package also integrate with Language Arts assignments. This approach gives your student an opportunity to soak up subject matter in three different ways: by listening, by writing, and (of course) by reading!

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.

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 Level C Reading with History (for ages 6-8) is a nice thematic match to our Level G 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 list on the "See All BookShark Products" page as a reference.

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.

Included Instructor's Guides

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