Book List: Renaissance, Reformation, & Exploration

Book List: Renaissance, Reformation, & Exploration

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 upcoming Year 4 unit study on the Renaissance, Reformation, & Exploration (see the outline 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. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press by Bruce Koscielniak
  5. Neo Leo by Gene Barretta
  6. Watch this video about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4mii56V2xA
  7. Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus by NEST Entertainment OR Read: Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky
  8. Land Ho! (Pages 8 & 9 only) by Nancy Parker
  9. Read this brief biography of Martin Luther on this site: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0300-martin-luther.php
  10. None
  11. Land Ho! By Nancy Winslow Parker (pages 14 & 15 only) & watch this youtube video about Ferdinand Magellan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijSk7uv4nbI
  12. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
  13. William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki
  14. 12th Night by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest by Bruce Coville

Grade 3:

  1. Read this article on the internet: http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance.php
  2. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press by Bruce Koscielniak
  5. Neo Leo by Gene Barretta
  6. Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
  7. Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus by NEST Entertainment OR Read: Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky
  8. Land Ho! (Pages 8 & 9 only) by Nancy Parker
  9. Read this brief biography of Martin Luther on this site: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0300-martin-luther.php
  10. John Calvin by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
  11. Land Ho! By Nancy Winslow Parker (pages 14 & 15 only) & watch this youtube video about Ferdinand Magellan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijSk7uv4nbI
  12. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
  13. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley (read also the “Postscript” at the end of the book)
  14. 12th Night by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest by Bruce Coville

Grade 4:

  1. Read this article on the internet: http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance.php
  2. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press by Bruce Koscielniak
  5. Neo Leo by Gene Barretta
  6. Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
  7. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery of the New World by Carole Gallagher
  8. The Story of Amerigo Vespucci, Forgotten Voyager by Ann Alper Chps 4 – end
  9. Spy for the Night Riders by Dave & Neta Jackson
  10. John Calvin by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
  11. Magellan’s World by Stuart Walman
  12. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
  13. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley (read also the “Postscript” at the end of the book)
  14. 12th Night by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest by Bruce Coville

Grade 5:

  1. Read this article on the internet: http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance.php
  2. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press by Bruce Koscielniak
  5. Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
  6. Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
  7. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery of the New World by Carole Gallagher
  8. The Story of Amerigo Vespucci, Forgotten Voyager by Ann Alper Chps 4 – end
  9. Spy for the Night Riders by Dave & Neta Jackson
  10. John Calvin by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
  11. Magellan’s World by Stuart Walman
  12. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
  13. The Play’s the Thing by Ruth Turk
  14. 12th Night by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest by Bruce Coville

Grade 6:

  1. Your Travel Guide to Renaissance Europe by Nancy Day
  2. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press by Bruce Koscielniak
  5. Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
  6. Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
  7. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery of the New World by Carole Gallagher
  8. The Story of Amerigo Vespucci, Forgotten Voyager by Ann Alper Chps 4 – end
  9. Spy for the Night Riders by Dave & Neta Jackson
  10. John Calvin by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
  11. Magellan’s World by Stuart Walman
  12. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
  13. The Play’s the Thing by Ruth Turk
  14. 12th Night AND Romeo & Juliet by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream AND Hamlet by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest AND MacBeth by Bruce Coville

Grades 7 & 8:

  1. Your Travel Guide to Renaissance Europe by Nancy Day
  2. Prince Henry the Navigator by Leonard Fisher
  3. Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson AND the information on this site: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/kmason/images/Illuminations1.pdf
  4. Johannes Gutenberg: The Printer Who Gave Words to the World by Stephen Feinstein
  5. Leonardo Da Vinci by John Phillips
  6. Michelangelo by Philip Wilkinson
  7. Christopher Columbus: by Peter & Connie Roop
  8. The Story of Amerigo Vespucci, Forgotten Voyager by Ann Alper (the whole book)
  9. Luther DVD (2003)
  10. John Calvin by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
  11. Ferdinand Magellan by Betty Burnett
  12. Elizabeth I by Simon Adams
  13. The Play’s the Thing by Ruth Turk
  14. 12th Night AND Romeo & Juliet by Bruce Coville
  15. A MidSummer Night’s Dream AND Hamlet by Bruce Coville
  16. The Tempest AND MacBeth by Bruce Coville

Copyright September 2nd, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

 

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