Book List: Westward Expansion

Book List: Westward Expansion

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 3 unit study on The Westward Expansion (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. We the People by Lynne Cheney
  2. The Bill of Rights (Chp 4 – end only) by Christine Taylor-Butler
  3. Daniel Boone by Tom Streissguth
  4. View: http://havefunwithhistory.com/movies/cottonGin.html
  5. A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David Adler OR Thomas Jefferson by James Cross Giblin
    Also Highly Recommended reading: Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
  6. A Picture Book of Lewis & Clark by David Adler
  7. Sacajawea by Joyce Milton
  8. A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison by David Adler and Michael Adler
  9. The Battle for Saint Michael’s by Emily McCully
  10. By the Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
  11. The Erie Canal by Peter Spier (This book can also be found on youtube by clicking HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJ3FtDsmQw)
    AND Watch this clip on Youtube explaining how locks work by clicking HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWyBz5bHj8
  12. Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac
  13. Amistad Rising by Veronica Chambers
  14. Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory by Peter Merchant
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr OR Wagon Train by Sydelle Kramer

Grade 3:

  1. We the People by Lynne Cheney
  2. The Bill of Rights (Chp 4 – end only) by Christine Taylor-Butler
  3. Daniel Boone by Tom Streissguth
  4. Eli Whitney: Great Inventor by Jean Lee Latham and view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns6aKfrIjA
  5. A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David Adler OR Thomas Jefferson by James Cross Giblin
    Also Highly Recommended reading: Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
  6. A Picture Book of Lewis & Clark by David Adler
  7. Sacajawea by Joyce Milton
  8. A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison by David Adler and Michael Adler
  9. The Battle for Saint Michael’s by Emily McCully
  10. By the Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
  11. The Erie Canal by Peter Spier (This book can also be found on youtube by clicking HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJ3FtDsmQw)
    AND Watch this clip on Youtube explaining how locks work by clicking HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWyBz5bHj8
  12. Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac
  13. Amistad Rising by Veronica Chambers
  14. Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory by Peter Merchant
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr OR Wagon Train by Sydelle Kramer

Grade 4:

  1. We the People by Lynne Cheney
  2. The Bill of Rights (Chp 4 – end only) by Christine Taylor-Butler
  3. Daniel Boone by Tom Streissguth
  4. Eli Whitney: Great Inventor by Jean Lee Latham and view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns6aKfrIjA
  5. Meet Thomas Jefferson by Marvin Barrett
  6. Lewis & Clark by Conrad Stein
  7. Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich
  8. Father of the Constitution: A Story About James Madison by Barbara Mitchell
  9. The Battle for Saint Michael’s by Emily McCully
  10. By the Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
  11. The Story of the Erie Canal by Conrad Stein
  12. Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac
  13. Amistad Rising by Veronica Chambers
  14. Sojourner Truth by Gwenyth Swain OR Sojourner Truth by Laura Hamilton Waxman
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr OR The Oregon Trail by Elaine Landau

Grade 5:

  1. The Constitution of the United States by Christine Taylor-Butler
  2. The Bill of Rights (entire book) by Christine Taylor-Butler
  3. Daniel Boone by Tom Streissguth
  4. Eli Whitney: Great Inventor by Jean Lee Latham and view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns6aKfrIjA
  5. Meet Thomas Jefferson by Marvin Barrett
  6. Lewis & Clark by Conrad Stein
  7. Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich
  8. Father of the Constitution: A Story About James Madison by Barbara Mitchell
  9. The Battle for Saint Michael’s by Emily McCully
  10. By the Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
  11. The Story of the Erie Canal by Conrad Stein
  12. Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac
  13. Amistad Rising by Veronica Chambers
  14. Sojourner Truth by Gwenyth Swain OR Sojourner Truth by Laura Hamilton Waxman
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. Rachel’s Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss OR The Oregon Trail by Elaine Landau

Grade 6:

  1. The Constitution of the United States by Christine Taylor-Butler
  2. The Bill of Rights (entire book) by Christine Taylor-Butler
  3. Daniel Boone by Richard Kozar
  4. Eli Whitney: Great Inventor by Jean Lee Latham and view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns6aKfrIjA
  5. Meet Thomas Jefferson by Marvin Barrett
  6. Lewis & Clark by Conrad Stein
  7. Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich
  8. Father of the Constitution: A Story About James Madison by Barbara Mitchell
  9. The War of 1812 by Rebecca Stefoff
  10. The Star-Spangled Banner by Deborah Kent
  11. The Story of the Erie Canal by Conrad Stein
  12. Only the Names Remain by Alex W. Bealer
  13. Amistad Rising by Veronica Chambers
  14. Sojourner Truth by Gwenyth Swain OR Sojourner Truth by Laura Hamilton Waxman
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. Rachel’s Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss OR The Oregon Trail by Elaine Landau

Grades 7 – 8:

  1. The Constitution by Paul Finkelman
  2. The Bill of Rights by Judith Lloyd Yero
  3. Daniel Boone by Richard Kozar
  4. Maker of Machines by Barbara Mitchell and view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns6aKfrIjA
  5. Thomas Jefferson by Veda Boyd Jones
  6. Lewis & Clark by George Sullivan OR As Far As the Eye Can Reach by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  7. Sacagawea by Judith St. George
  8. James Madison: Father of the Constitution by Brent Kelley
  9. The War of 1812 by Rebecca Stefoff
  10. The Star-Spangled Banner by Deborah Kent
  11. The Story of the Erie Canal by Conrad Stein
  12. Only the Names Remain by Alex W. Bealer
  13. Amistad by Walter Dean Myers OR The Amistad Slave Revolt by Karen Zeinert
  14. Sojourner Truth (In their Own Words) by Peter & Connie Roop
  15. 500 Nations DVD (Episode 6 only)
  16. Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen (Christian Emphasis) OR Growing Up in Pioneer America by Judith Pikerton Josephson

Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 5th, 2015

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