Ancient Mesopotamia {Sonlight World History}

We are using Evan Moor's History Pockets for a hands on supplement to Sonlight Core B this year. To assemble our pockets, I simply used cheap folders and glued them together (instead of making our own pockets with construction paper). It was much easier and feels sturdy. I'll share pics of each pocket as we go. Here are the first two pockets: "What is History" and "Ancient Mesopotamia."

We are reading through the Illustrated Family Bible and I love how it not only ties in with our history studies, but we are learning about how history ties into the Bible. 

Other books we read from: Archaeologist Dig for Clues, Usborne Book of World History (Digging Up History, The First Settlers, The First Cities, and the Sumerians), A Child's History of the World (Chapters 4 and 5). 

Dylan and Malachi listening to Story of the World on my Macbook and Malachi working on vocab from the history pocket. 
Other books we read from (or listened to) for Core G include: Mystery of History Volume 1 AudioStory of the World Audio The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History.  My favorites are in that order, though MOH is not Sonlight (I added it as a supplement). Sonlight has good notes to go along with the later two since they are secular texts. For example, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia makes a reference to the fall of Jerico being caused by fire and not by shouting (an obvious reference to the Bible story), but Sonlight brings up that Scripture clarifies that after the walls fell, the city was burned with fire! 

Lately, I have been feeling so thankful that I got ahead on read-alouds for Core B. I would not have been able to keep up otherwise. Our days are full as it is and I have been sick. I am still reading aloud to Malachi and Eliana for History and Bible, including Missionary Stories with the Millers.  The read aloud for Dylan and Malachi during this time was on Ancient Egypt, which is what we studied next. Until then. . . 


  1. Hi. we will be starting our first year of Sonlight and we will be starting with core A and Core B. I am so happy to have found your post. So, these are all items you had to buy separate from the books that come with the Core B curriculum is that correct?

    1. The Evan Moor History pocket is an additional purchase, yes. The Illustrated Family Bible is not a part of Core B - I added it to use instead of the scheduled Bible readings in Core B as I wanted to do a picture/family Bible one more year.