Book List: Post Civil War Era

Book List: Post Civil War Era

Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers!   Following is a list of titles (organized by grade level) that will be used for the upcoming Year 5 unit study on the Post Civil War Era (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 – 1:

  1. None
  2. Railroad! By Darice Bailer AND Read NOTE* (attached to lesson plan)
  3.  Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Deborah Hopkinson OR Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by Kay Melchisedech Olson
  5. Booker T. Washington by Suzanne Slade
  6. Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner AND Read NOTE*
  7. Clouds of Terror by Catherine Welch
  8. The Long Way to A New Land by Joan Sandin
  9.  Yippee – Yah! A Book about Cowboys and Cowgirls by Gail Gibbons
  10. Read the information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Alexander Graham Bell by Nest Entertainment
  12. A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison by David Adler
  13.  “Liberty!” by Allan Drummond
  14.  Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson & Raul Colon OR  A Picture Book of Hellen Keller by David Adler OR View Helen Keller by Nest Entertainment
  15. A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David Adler
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grade 2:

  1. None
  2. Railroad! By Darice Bailer AND Read NOTE* (attached to lesson plan)
  3.  Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Deborah Hopkinson OR Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by Kay Melchisedech Olson
  5. Booker T. Washington by Suzanne Slade
  6. Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner AND Read NOTE*
  7. Clouds of Terror by Catherine Welch
  8. The Long Way to A New Land by Joan Sandin
  9.  Yippee – Yah! A Book about Cowboys and Cowgirls by Gail Gibbons
  10. Read the information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Ahoy, Ahoy! Are you there? – A Story of Alexander Graham Bell by Robert Quackenbush AND (Optional) Alexander Graham Bell by Nest Entertainment
  12. A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison by David Adler
  13.  “Liberty!” by Allan Drummond
  14.  Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson & Raul Colon OR  A Picture Book of Hellen Keller by David Adler OR View Helen Keller by Nest Entertainment
  15. A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David Adler
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grade 3:

  1. Read http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/reconstruction.php
  2. Railroad! By Darice Bailer AND Read NOTE* (attached to lesson plan)
  3.  Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Deborah Hopkinson OR Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by Kay Melchisedech Olson
  5. Booker T. Washington by Suzanne Slade
  6. Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner AND Read NOTE*
  7. Clouds of Terror by Catherine Welch
  8. The Long Way to A New Land by Joan Sandin & The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin
  9.  Yippee – Yah! A Book about Cowboys and Cowgirls by Gail Gibbons
  10. Read the information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Ahoy, Ahoy! Are you there? – A Story of Alexander Graham Bell by Robert Quackenbush AND (Optional) Alexander Graham Bell by Nest Entertainment
  12. A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison by David Adler
  13.  “Liberty!” by Allan Drummond
  14.  Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson & Raul Colon OR  A Picture Book of Hellen Keller by David Adler OR View Helen Keller by Nest Entertainment
  15. George Washington Carver by Andy Carter
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grade 4:

  1. Read http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/reconstruction.php
  2. The Golden Spike by R. Conrad Stein OR Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad by Monica Halpern AND Read NOTE*
  3.  Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony by Maryann Weidt
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire by Janet McHugh OR The Story of the Chicago Fire by Conrad Stein OR I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis  (If you read this third book, be sure to read “Walking in Oscar’s Footsteps” and “Questions and Answers about the Chicago Fire and More” at the end of the book.)
  5. Booker T. Washington by Suzanne Slade
  6. Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner AND Read NOTE*
  7. Clouds of Terror by Catherine Welch
  8. The Long Way to A New Land by Joan Sandin & The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin
  9.  Wild West Days by David King (Read all “story” portions of the book)
  10. Read the information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone by Christine Webster
  12. Thomas Edison (History Maker Bios) by Shannon Zemlicka
  13.  “Maiden Voyage: The Story of the Statue of Liberty” by Stephen Krensky or Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport
  14.  Disney’s The Miracle Worker (actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
  15. George Washington Carver by Andy Carter
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grade 5:

  1. Read http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/reconstruction.php
  2. The Golden Spike by R. Conrad Stein OR Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad by Monica Halpern AND Read NOTE*
  3.  Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony by Maryann Weidt
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire by Janet McHugh OR The Story of the Chicago Fire by Conrad Stein OR I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis  (If you read this third book, be sure to read “Walking in Oscar’s Footsteps” and “Questions and Answers about the Chicago Fire and More” at the end of the book.)
  5. Booker T. Washington (Journey to Freedom) by Don Troy
  6. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 1 – 141 only) by Laura Ingalls Wilder AND Read NOTE*
  7. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 142 – end)by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. The Long Way to A New Land by Joan Sandin & The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin
  9.  Wild West Days by David King (Read all “story” portions of the book)
  10. 500 Nations DVD Watch Episode 7: Scene 7 “Indian Slavery” to end of scene 14 “Fates of Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse”  Then watch all of Episode 8.  And read information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone by Christine Webster
  12. Thomas Edison (History Maker Bios) by Shannon Zemlicka
  13. “Maiden Voyage: The Story of the Statue of Liberty” by Stephen Krensky or Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport
  14. Disney’s The Miracle Worker (actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
  15. A Pocketful of Goobers by Barbara Mitchell
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grade 6:

  1. Reconstruction by Brendan January (Cornerstones of Freedom) & Watch “Origins of Ku Klux Klan” on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jK02cwDwY (This video is a bit intense; you may want to preview it before showing it to your students.)
  2. The Golden Spike by R. Conrad Stein OR Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad by Monica Halpern AND Read NOTE*
  3.   Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Pamela Levin OR Susan B. Anthony: Daring to Vote by Barbara Parker
  4.  The Great Chicago Fire by Janet McHugh OR The Story of the Chicago Fire by Conrad Stein OR I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis  (If you read this third book, be sure to read “Walking in Oscar’s Footsteps” and “Questions and Answers about the Chicago Fire and More” at the end of the book.)
  5. Booker T. Washington (Journey to Freedom) by Don Troy AND “Atlanta Compromise” speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAQhwqUQ5Z4
  6. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 1 – 141 only) by Laura Ingalls Wilder AND Read NOTE*
  7. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 142 – end)by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. What was Ellis Island?  By Patricia Brennon Demuth
  9.  Zayda was a Cowboy (Chp 2 – end) by June Levitt Nislick (Point out glossary in back of book to help children with Yiddish words)
  10. 500 Nations DVD Watch Episode 7: Scene 7 “Indian Slavery” to end of scene 14 “Fates of Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse”  Then watch all of Episode 8.  And read information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone by Christine Webster
  12. Thomas Edison (History Maker Bios) by Shannon Zemlicka
  13. “Maiden Voyage: The Story of the Statue of Liberty” by Stephen Krensky or Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport
  14. Disney’s The Miracle Worker (actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
  15. A Pocketful of Goobers by Barbara Mitchell
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

Grades 7 – 8:

  1. Reconstruction by Brendan January (Cornerstones of Freedom) & Watch “Origins of Ku Klux Klan” on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jK02cwDwY (This video is a bit intense; you may want to preview it before showing it to your students.)
  2. The Journal of Sean Sullivan by William Durbin (My Name is America Series) AND Read NOTE*
  3.   Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Pamela Levin OR Susan B. Anthony: Daring to Vote by Barbara Parker
  4.  The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
  5. Booker T. Washington (Journey to Freedom) by Don Troy
  6. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 1 – 141 only) by Laura Ingalls Wilder AND Read NOTE*
  7. On the Banks of Plum Creek (pgs 142 – end)by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  8. What was Ellis Island?  By Patricia Brennon Demuth
  9.  Zayda was a Cowboy (Chp 2 – end) by June Levitt Nislick (Point out glossary in back of book to help children with Yiddish words)
  10. 500 Nations DVD Watch Episode 7: Scene 7 “Indian Slavery” to end of scene 14 “Fates of Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse”  Then watch all of Episode 8.  And read information on this site: http://www.fasttrackteaching.com/burns/Unit_2_Westward/U2_Impact_on_Indians.html
  11.  Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? by Bonnie Bader
  12. Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?  by Margaret Firth  AND Read these famous quotes by Thomas Edison: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_a_edison.html
  13. What is the Statue of Liberty? By Joan Holub
  14. Disney’s The Miracle Worker (actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
  15. A Pocketful of Goobers by Barbara Mitchell
  16.  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland& Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)

 

  • * All Notes* are attached to lesson plans.

 

Posted by Gwen Fredette on February 11, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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