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Book List: Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome

Book List: Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome

Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers!  Throughout the summer, in response to numerous requests, I will be posting book lists that correspond with each unit study on this U READ Thru History blog.   Following is a list of titles (organized by grade level) that will be used for the Year 2 unit study on Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome (see the tab at the top of this blog).  If your library does not carry these books, you may be able to obtain them through interlibrary loan.  Of course, all of these titles can also be purchased on Amazon.com or abebooks.com.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

– Gwen

Grades K – 2:

  1. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 1 – 3)
  2. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 4 – end)
  3. The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
  4. The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd
  5. The Trojan Horse by Emily Little
  6. Olympia: Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece by Dyan Blacklock (Please note: In Ancient Greece men competed naked. This book contains numerous drawings of naked men.  They are tastefully done.)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague
  8. How We Learned the Earth Is Round by Patricia Lauber
  9. The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker
  10. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 1 – 3)
  11. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 4 – end)
  12. This article from online: http://rome.mrdonn.org/caesar.html
  13. This article from online: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Fun with Roman Numerals or Roman Numerals both by David Adler
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. Spend the Day in Ancient Rome by Linda Honan (Chps 8 – 10)
  16. Pompeii… Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt

Grade 3:

  1.  The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 1 – 3)
  2. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 4 – end)
  3. The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
  4. The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore
  5. The Trojan Horse by Emily Little
  6. Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (chps 5 – 8 only)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague
  8. How We Learned the Earth Is Round by Patricia Lauber
  9. The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker
  10. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 1 – 3)
  11. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 4 – end)
  12. This article from online: http://rome.mrdonn.org/caesar.html
  13. This article from online http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Fun with Roman Numerals or Roman Numerals both by David Adler
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. Spend the Day in Ancient Rome by Linda Honan (Chps 8 – 10)
  16. Pompeii… Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt

Grade 4:

  1. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 1 – 3)
  2. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 4 – end)
  3. The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
  4. The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore
  5. The Trojan Horse by Emily Little
  6. Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (chps 5 – 8 only)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague
  8. Ancient Greece! (40 Hands-On Activities to Experience this Wondrous Age) by Avery Hart & Paul Mantell (Read pgs 72 – 79 “Think For Yourself: Philosophy”)
  9. The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker
  10. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 1 – 3)
  11. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 4 – end)
  12. This article from online: http://rome.mrdonn.org/caesar.html
  13.   This article from online: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Fun with Roman Numerals or Roman Numerals both by David Adler
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. Spend the Day in Ancient Rome by Linda Honan (Chps 8 – 10)
  16. Pompeii… Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt

Grade 5:

  1. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 1 – 3)
  2. The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 4 – end)
  3. The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
  4. The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore & King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft
  5. Tales from the Odyssey (Book 1: The One-Eyed Giant) by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (chps 5 – 8 only)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague
  8. Ancient Greece! (40 Hands-On Activities to Experience this Wondrous Age) by Avery Hart & Paul Mantell (Read pgs 72 – 79 “Think For Yourself: Philosophy”)
  9. The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker
  10. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 1 – 3)
  11. The Romans: Life in Ancient Rome by Liz Sonneborn (Chps 4 – end)
  12. This article from online: http://rome.mrdonn.org/caesar.html
  13. This article from online: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Fun with Roman Numerals or Roman Numerals both by David Adler
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. The Roman Gladiators by Louise Park and Timothy Love
  16. Pompeii… Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt

Grade 6:

  1.  Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 41)
  2. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 42 – end)
  3. The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
  4. The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore & King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft
  5. Tales from the Odyssey (Book 1: The One-Eyed Giant) by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (chps 5 – 8 only)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Michael Hague
  8. Ancient Greece! (40 Hands-On Activities to Experience this Wondrous Age) by Avery Hart & Paul Mantell (Read pgs 72 – 79 “Think For Yourself: Philosophy”)
  9. Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams
  10. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 1 – 51)
  11. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 52 – end)
  12. Julius Caesar: The Boy Who Conquered an Empire by Ellen Galford & view you tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFAblvgTGzw
  13. This article: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Fun with Roman Numerals or Roman Numerals both by David Adler
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. The Roman Gladiators by Louise Park and Timothy Love
  16. Pompeii by Richard Platt

Grade 7:

  1. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 41)
  2. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 42 – end)
  3. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (pgs 1 – 70 only)
  4. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (stories of Danaus, Perseus, and the Gorgon pg 114; King Midas pg 124; & Theseus pg 148) OR Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge (Midas pg 90; Medusa’s head pg 150; & Theseus pg 187)
  5. Tales from the Odyssey (Book 1: The One-Eyed Giant, Book 2: The Land of the Dead, & Book 3: Sirens and Sea Monsters) by Mary Pope Osborne  Note: The book, Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff and illustrated by Alan Lee is a re-telling of The Iliad and has incredibly beautiful illustrations, but I did not list it because it is very long. However, viewing/reading this book with a talented 7th or 8th grade artist might be a fun idea. For an art project the student could try to draw one of the illustrations of Odysseus’s adventure.
  6.  Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne (chps 5 – 8 only)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern
  8. Ancient Greece! (40 Hands-On Activities to Experience this Wondrous Age) by Avery Hart & Paul Mantell (Read pgs 72 – 79 “Think For Yourself: Philosophy”)
  9. Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams
  10. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 1 – 51)
  11. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 52 – end)
  12. Julius Caesar: The Boy Who Conquered an Empire by Ellen Galford & view you tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFAblvgTGzw
  13. This article: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Ancient Computing (Chp 7 only) by Michael Woods
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. Gladiator by Richard Watkins (Chps 1 – 8 only)
  16. Pompeii by Richard Platt

Grade 8:

  1. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 41)
  2. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 42 – end)
  3. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (pgs 1 – 70 only)
  4. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (stories of Danaus, Perseus, and the Gorgon pg 114; King Midas pg 124; & Theseus pg 148) OR Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge (Midas pg 90; Medusa’s head pg 150; & Theseus pg 187)
  5. Tales from the Odyssey (Book 1: The One-Eyed Giant, Book 2: The Land of the Dead, & Book 3: Sirens and Sea Monsters) by Mary Pope Osborne Note: The book, Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff and illustrated by Alan Lee is a re-telling of The Iliad and has incredibly beautiful illustrations, but I did not list it because it is very long. However, viewing/reading this book with a talented 7th or 8th grade artist might be a fun idea. For an art project the student could try to draw one of the illustrations of Odysseus’s adventure.
  6. The Ancient Greek Olympics by Richard Woff (Please note: This book contains numerous drawings of naked men and some drawings of scantily clad women)
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern
  8. Ancient Greece! (40 Hands-On Activities to Experience this Wondrous Age) by Avery Hart & Paul Mantell (Read pgs 72 – 79 “Think For Yourself: Philosophy”)
  9. Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams
  10. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 1 – 51)
  11. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome by Rita J. Markel (pgs 52 – end)
  12. Julius Caesar: The Boy Who Conquered an Empire by Ellen Galford & view you tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFAblvgTGzw
  13. This article: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_months’_names_mean And Ancient Computing (Chp 7 only) by Michael Woods
  14. The Miracle Maker (The Story of Jesus) DVD
  15. Gladiator by Richard Watkins (Chps 1 – 8 only)
  16. Bodies from the Ash by James Deem

Posted by Gwen Fredette on July 22nd, 2015

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Book List: Revolutionary War

Book List: Revolutionary War

Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers!  Throughout the summer, in response to numerous requests, I will be posting book lists that correspond with each unit study on this U READ Thru History blog.   Following is a list of titles (organized by grade level) that will be used for the Year 2 unit study on The Revolutionary War (see the tab at the top of this blog).  If your library does not carry these books, you may be able to obtain them through interlibrary loan.  Of course, all of these titles can also be purchased on Amazon.com or abebooks.com.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

– Gwen

Grades K – 1:

  1. A Picture Book of John Hancock by David Adler & Michael Adler
  2. A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David Adler
  3. Where was Patrick Henry On the 29th of May? By Jean Fritz
  4. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 1 & 2)
  5. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 3 & 4)
  6. A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin by David Adler
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. President George Washington by David Adler
  9. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 32) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  10. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 33 – end) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  11. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 1 – 40)
  12. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 41 – end)
  13. The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us (http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution) & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 2:

  1. Will You Sign Here, John Hancock by Jean Fritz
  2. A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David Adler
  3. Where was Patrick Henry On the 29th of May? By Jean Fritz
  4. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 1 & 2)
  5. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 3 & 4)
  6. A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin by David Adler
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. President George Washington by David Adler
  9. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 32) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  10. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 33 – end) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  11. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 1 – 40)
  12. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 41 – end)
  13. The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 3:

  1. Will You Sign Here, John Hancock by Jean Fritz
  2. A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David Adler
  3. Where was Patrick Henry On the 29th of May? By Jean Fritz
  4. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 1 & 2)
  5. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 3 & 4)
  6. Meet Benjamin Franklin by Maggi Scarf
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. President George Washington by David Adler
  9. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 32) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  10. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 33 – end) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  11. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 1 – 40)
  12. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 41 – end)
  13. The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport and Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride by Marsha Amstel
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 4:

  1. John Hancock by Candice Ransom
  2. A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David Adler
  3. Where was Patrick Henry On the 29th of May? By Jean Fritz
  4. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 1 & 2)
  5. The Declaration of Independence by Elaine Landau (Chapters 3 & 4)
  6. Meet Benjamin Franklin by Maggi Scarf
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner
  9. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 32) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  10. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 33 – end) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  11. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 1 – 40)
  12. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 41 – end)
  13. The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport and Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride by Marsha Amstel
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 5:

  1. John Hancock by Candice Ransom
  2. Paul Revere by Gail Sakurai (Cornerstones of Freedom)
  3. Where was Patrick Henry On the 29th of May? By Jean Fritz
  4. Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner OR The Liberty Tree by Lucille Recht Penner (Read up to page 19)
  5. Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner OR The Liberty Tree by Lucille Recht Penner (Read page 20 – end
  6. Benjamin Franklin by Victoria Sherrow
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner
  9. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 32) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  10. Liberty or Death: The American Revolution (pgs 33 – end) by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
  11. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 1 – 40)
  12. If you Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore (pgs 41 – end)
  13. The Secret Soldier by Ann McGovern
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 6:

  1. John Hancock by Candice Ransom
  2. Paul Revere by Gail Sakurai (Cornerstones of Freedom)
  3. Patrick Henry: American Statesman and Speaker by JoAnn A. Grote
  4. Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner OR The Liberty Tree by Lucille Recht Penner (Read up to page 19)
  5. Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner OR The Liberty Tree by Lucille Recht Penner (Read page 20 – end
  6. Benjamin Franklin by Victoria Sherrow
  7. The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness
  8. Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner
  9. The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 51) by Michael Weber
  10. The American Revolution (pgs 52 – end) by Michael Weber
  11. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 1 – 63)
  12. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 64 – end)
  13. The Secret Soldier by Ann McGovern
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin (will be discussed during next week’s lesson)
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin OR Phoebe and the General by Judith Berry Griffin
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 7:

  1. John Hancock by Candice Ransom
  2. The Many Rides of Paul Revere by James Cross Giblin
  3. Patrick Henry: American Statesman and Speaker by JoAnn A. Grote
  4. Give Me Liberty! By Russell Freedman (Chps 1 – 4)
  5. Give Me Liberty! By Russell Freedman (Chps 5 – 9)
  6. The Amazing Dr. Franklin or the Boy Who Read Everything by Ruth Ashby
  7. John Adams, Young Revolutionary by Jan Adkins OR John Adams: Second U.S. President by Michael Burgan
  8. Don’t Know Much About George Washington by Kenneth C. Davis
  9. The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 51) by Michael Weber
  10. The American Revolution (pgs 52 – end) by Michael Weber
  11. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 1 – 63)
  12. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 64 – end)
  13. Patriots in Petticoats by Shirley Raye Redmond
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Chains: (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson (will be discussed during next week’s lesson.
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Chains: (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Grade 8:

  1. John Hancock: A Signature Life by Philip Koslow
  2. The Many Rides of Paul Revere by James Cross Giblin
  3. Patrick Henry: American Statesman and Speaker by JoAnn A. Grote and Grade 8 should also read: Book of Great American Speeches for Young People by Suzanne McIntire (pg 17 “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”)
  4. Give Me Liberty! By Russell Freedman (Chps 1 – 4)
  5. Give Me Liberty! By Russell Freedman (Chps 5 – 9)
  6. The Amazing Dr. Franklin or the Boy Who Read Everything by Ruth Ashby
  7. John Adams, Young Revolutionary by Jan Adkins OR John Adams: Second U.S. President by Michael Burgan
  8. Don’t Know Much About George Washington by Kenneth C. Davis
  9. The American Revolution (pgs 1 – 51) by Michael Weber
  10. The American Revolution (pgs 52 – end) by Michael Weber
  11. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 1 – 63)
  12. If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner (pgs 64 – end)
  13. Patriots in Petticoats by Shirley Raye Redmond
  14. The following free clips from America, The Story of Us http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-revolution & Begin reading Chains: (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson (will be discussed during next week’s lesson.
    1.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#boston-massacre
    2.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#declaration-of-independence
    3.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#american-revolution
    4.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#george-washington
    5.) http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/boston-massacre#yorktown
  15. Chains: (Seeds of America) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  16. 500 Nations A Jack Leustig Film Hosted by Kevin Costner
    Disc 3 Episode 5: Scene 9 “Haudenosaunee Democracy to end of Episode 5.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on July 13th, 2015

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Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers!  Throughout the summer, in response to numerous requests, I will be posting book lists that correspond with each unit study on this U READ Thru History blog.   Following is a list of titles (organized by grade level) that will be used for the Year 1 unit study on Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt (see the tab at the top of this blog).  If your library does not carry these books, you may be able to obtain them through interlibrary loan.  Of course, all of these titles can also be purchased on Amazon.com or abebooks.com.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

– Gwen

Grades K – 3:

  1. Let There Be Light by Pauline Baynes
  2. Adam & Eve story from a children’s Bible
  3. Let There Be Light (Noah’s Ark section only) by Jane Ray
  4. Tower of Babel story in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Abraham by Nest Entertainment or story of Abraham from children’s Bible AND Read: The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon by Martha Rustad (Chp 4 only)
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
  11. Exodus by Brian Wildsmith
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  15. Reread Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  16. Story of Daniel & Story of Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 4:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 5:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 6:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Grades 7 & 8:

  1. Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 & Look up and read about the following on the internet: “Big Bang Theory”, “Day Age Theory”, “Gap Theory”, “Theistic Evolution”, & “Intelligent Design”
  2. Genesis 2:4 – 5:32 AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chapter 2 only)
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Egyptian Mummies: The Brittish Museum by Delia Pemberton
  11. Exodus 3:1 – 14:31
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 51)
  15. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 52 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Copyright July 6th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

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