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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