Book List: Dark & Middle Ages

Book List: Dark & Middle Ages

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 Dark & Middle Ages (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. None!
  2. The Scandinavian Vikings by Louise Park & Timothy Love
  3. The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen (pgs 1 – 34)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
  6. Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Medieval Castle by Joanna Cole
  7. Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
  8. King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbot
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak
  10. Muhammad by Demi & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
  11. Watch: Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSi0lfl-31U About the start of numbers. It’s fictional but it gives kids a good idea as to why we need numbers and why the Arabic numbers are so much easier to use. Please also watch this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na0xc1SiFJk explaining the origin of Arabic numbers. Unfortunately, the last bit of the video is cut off.
  12. The Tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Eric Kimmel
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood (Disney Movie)
  15. Marco Polo Animated Hero Classics by Nest Entertainment
  16. Read the following articles from the internet: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/plague.htm, http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/plague.htm, and http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plague.html. Please also have kids view this interactive map showing how the plague spread: http://wadsworth.cengage.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/swfs/map11_1.html

Grade 3:

  1. None!
  2. The Scandinavian Vikings by Louise Park & Timothy Love
  3. The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen (entire book)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
  6. Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Medieval Castle by Joanna Cole
  7. Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
  8. King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbot & Excalibur by Hudson Talbot
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak
  10. Muhammad by Demi & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
  11. Watch: Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSi0lfl-31U About the start of numbers. It’s fictional but it gives kids a good idea as to why we need numbers and why the Arabic numbers are so much easier to use. Please also watch this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na0xc1SiFJk explaining the origin of Arabic numbers. Unfortunately, the last bit of the video is cut off.
  12. The Tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Eric Kimmel
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood (Disney Movie)
  15. Marco Polo Animated Hero Classics by Nest Entertainment
  16. Read the following articles from the internet: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/plague.htm, http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/plague.htm, and http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plague.html. Please also have kids view this interactive map showing how the plague spread: http://wadsworth.cengage.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/swfs/map11_1.html

Grade 4:

  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2oj9hxszY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgo_JRKFa39Tr3D-fbOqoWw & Read “Note”
  2. The Scandinavian Vikings by Louise Park & Timothy Love
  3. The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen (entire book)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
  6. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 1 – 5; 9 – 10)
  7. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 6 – 8)
  8. King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbot & Excalibur by Hudson Talbot
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak
  10. Muhammad by Demi & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
  11. The Story of Our Numbers by Zelda King
  12. The Tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Eric Kimmel
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood by Annie Ingle
  15. Marco Polo Animated Hero Classics by Nest Entertainment
  16. Read the following articles from the internet: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/plague.htm, http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/plague.htm, and http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plague.html. Please also have kids view this interactive map showing how the plague spread: http://wadsworth.cengage.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/swfs/map11_1.html

Grade 5:

  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2oj9hxszY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgo_JRKFa39Tr3D-fbOqoWw & Read “Note”
  2. The Scandinavian Vikings by Louise Park & Timothy Love
  3. The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen (entire book)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
  6. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 1 – 5; 9 – 10)
  7. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 6 – 8)
  8. King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbot & Excalibur by Hudson Talbot & King Arthur and the Round Table by Hudson Talbot & Lancelot by Hudson Talbot
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak
  10. Muhammad by Demi & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
  11. The Story of Our Numbers by Zelda King
  12. Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Marianna Mayer
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood by Annie Ingle
  15. Marco Polo Animated Hero Classics by Nest Entertainment
  16. Read the following articles from the internet: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/plague.htm, http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/plague.htm, and http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plague.html. Please also have kids view this interactive map showing how the plague spread: http://wadsworth.cengage.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/swfs/map11_1.html

Grade 6:

  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2oj9hxszY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgo_JRKFa39Tr3D-fbOqoWw & Read “Note”
  2. The Scandinavian Vikings by Louise Park & Timothy Love
  3. The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen (entire book)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. View/Read:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncxSWIBxAE
    http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/daily_life_in_the_middle_ages.php
  6. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 1 – 5; 9 – 10)
  7. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (Chps 6 – 8)
  8. King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbot & Excalibur by Hudson Talbot & King Arthur and the Round Table by Hudson Talbot & Lancelot by Hudson Talbot
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak AND Cathedral by David Macaulay
  10. Muhammad by Demi & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
  11. The Story of Our Numbers by Zelda King
  12. Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Marianna Mayer
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood by Paul Creswick
  15. Marco Polo Animated Hero Classics by Nest Entertainment
  16. View: (These Youtube videos from the History channel are very well done but have some disturbing images. You may want to view them first before showing them to your children) “The Black Death: Worst Plague in History: Part I” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kScxc9DPrnY
    And “The Black Death: Worst Plague in History: Part II” http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_575666&feature=iv&src_vid=kScxc9DPrnY&v=sFUQCWghjWc

Grades 7 & 8:

  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2oj9hxszY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgo_JRKFa39Tr3D-fbOqoWw & Read “Note”
  2. The Real Vikings by Melvin Berger & Gilda Berger
  3. Odin’s Family: Myths of the Vikings by Neil Philip (entire book; be sure to also read afterward on page 119)
  4. Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
  5. View/Read:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Riz5HdoHRE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncxSWIBxAE
    http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/daily_life_in_the_middle_ages.php
  6. Knights & Castles by Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne (entire book)
  7. In the Time of Knights by Shelley Tanaka
  8. Arthur: High King of Britain* by Michael Morpurgo OR Books listed for Grades 5 – 6 (see above)
    * Note: Arthur: High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo gives a more complete version of the tales of King Arthur. Consequently, it tells the tales of many of King Arthur’s knights. It tells of the relationship (adultery) between King Arthur’s queen, Guinievere, and his knight, Lancelot, and it tells of the sorceress, Morgan Le Fay, and the illegitimate birth of King Arthur’s son, Mordred. This book is beautifully and tastefully written, and it is written for junior high school students. However, the subject matter is for more mature students. If you are uncomfortable with this reading material, please have your 7th or 8th grader read the books listed for 5th and 6th graders.
  9. Looking at Glass Through the Ages by Bruce Koscielniak AND Cathedral by David Macaulay
  10. Muhammad of Mecca, Prophet of Islam & read info on this site: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm and
    http://christiananswers.net/islam.html
    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Muhammad/myths-mu-home.htm
  11. Science, Medicine, & Math in the Early Islamic World by Trudee Romanek
  12. One Thousand and One Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean (Chps 1 – 5; 23 – 26; 33 – 35)
  13. The Golden City by Neil Waldman
  14. Robin Hood by Paul Creswick
  15. The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman
  16. View: (These Youtube videos from the History channel are very well done but have some disturbing images. You may want to view them first before showing them to your children) “The Black Death: Worst Plague in History: Part I” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kScxc9DPrnY
    And “The Black Death: Worst Plague in History: Part II” http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_575666&feature=iv&src_vid=kScxc9DPrnY&v=sFUQCWghjWc

 

Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 10th, 2015

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