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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