I have been homeschooling since 2000 and have three boys . We have used sonlight from core K all the way thru high school with great success ! All three of my boys are huge history buffs and love to read. For me sonlight was so easy to use because everything was right there in the teacher guide. This made it so easy when my son got ready to graduate and needed his transcripts for college. I also have to give sonlight full credit for giving my boys the gift of loving to read and learn. I urge all the new homeschoolers I know to take a good long look at sonlight and give them a try.