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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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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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Book List: Civil War Era

Book List: Civil War Era

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 4 unit study on the Civil War Era (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 – 3:

  1. A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David Adler
  2. Gold Fever by Catherine McMorrow
  3. View Harriet Tubman (Nest Animated Hero Classics) OR Read: A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler
  4. The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo
  5. View Abraham Lincoln by Nest Animated Hero Classics OR Read: A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler OR Abe’s Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport OR Abraham Lincoln by Pamela Hill Nettleton
  6. A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass by David Adler OR Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade
  7. Samuel F. B. Morse by Jean Lee Latham
  8. Runaway Balloon by Burke Davis
  9. The Monitor by Gare Thompson
  10. Juneteenth by Vaunda Nelson & Drew Nelson
  11. If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War (Read only pgs 20 – 37; & 50 – 58) by Kay Moore
  12. Just A Few Words Mr. Lincoln by Jean Fritz
  13. Clara Barton: Spirit of the American Red Cross by Patricia Lakin
  14. The Code of the Drum by L.L. Owens
  15. Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (read also “Author’s Note” on the last page) by Eleanor Coerr
  16. A Picture Book of Sitting Bull by David Adler

Grade 4:

  1. A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David Adler
  2. Gold Fever by Catherine McMorrow
  3. Go Free Or Die by Jeri Ferris
  4. Meet Addy by Connie Porter (Please also read “A Peek Into the Past” at the end of the book)
  5. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  6. Frederick Douglass by Catherine Welch
  7. Samuel F. B. Morse by Jean Lee Latham
  8. Runaway Balloon by Burke Davis
  9. The Monitor by Gare Thompson
  10. Juneteenth by Vaunda Nelson & Drew Nelson
  11. If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War (whole book) by Kay Moore
  12. Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C.M. Butzer
  13. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne AND Clara Barton’s biography from this site: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/clara_barton.php
  14. The Code of the Drum by L.L. Owens
  15. Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (read also “Author’s Note” on the last page) by Eleanor Coerr
  16. Sitting Bull by Susan Aller

Grade 5:

  1. The Mexican War by Carrie Nichols Cantor
  2. Gold Fever by Catherine McMorrow
  3. Go Free Or Die by Jeri Ferris
  4. Meet Addy by Connie Porter (Please also read “A Peek Into the Past” at the end of the book)
  5. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  6. Frederick Douglass by Catherine Welch
  7. Read Samuel F. B. Morse by Jean Lee Latham AND View this Youtube video about the telegraph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0hSZ9R_Xk
    AND Read this article on “Early American Railroads” by clicking on this link: http://www.ushistory.org/us/25b.asp
  8. Runaway Balloon by Burke Davis
  9. The Monitor by Gare Thompson
  10. The Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Carey
  11. If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War (whole book) by Kay Moore
  12. Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C.M. Butzer
  13. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne AND Clara Barton’s biography from this site: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/clara_barton.php
  14. The Code of the Drum by L.L. Owens
  15. Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (read also “Author’s Note” on the last page) by Eleanor Coerr
  16. Sitting Bull by Susan Aller

Grade 6:

  1. The Mexican War by Carrie Nichols Cantor
  2. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (My Name is America Series) by Laurence Yep.  Be sure to read Epilogue and “Historical Note” at the end of the book.
  3. Go Free Or Die by Jeri Ferris
  4. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Young Folks’ Edition ISBN 9781617205163) by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  6. Frederick Douglass by Catherine Welch
  7. Read Samuel F. B. Morse by Jean Lee Latham AND View this Youtube video about the telegraph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0hSZ9R_Xk
    AND Read this article on “Early American Railroads” by clicking on this link: http://www.ushistory.org/us/25b.asp
  8. Runaway Balloon by Burke Davis
  9. The Monitor by Gare Thompson
  10. The Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Carey
  11. Growing Up in the Civil War by Duane Damon
  12. A Three-Minute Speech by Jennifer Armstrong
  13. Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne AND Clara Barton’s biography from this site: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/clara_barton.php
  14. America: The Story of US video: (Civil War: Disk 2 Section 1) You may be able to see the video for free by clicking on this website:  http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-civil-war?m=5189717d404fa&s=All&f=1&free=false
  15. Buffalo Bill Cody by Charles Shields
  16. Sitting Bull by Susan Aller

Grades  7 – 8:

  1. The Mexican War by Carrie Nichols Cantor
  2. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (My Name is America Series) by Laurence Yep.  Be sure to read Epilogue and “Historical Note” at the end of the book.
  3. Go Free Or Die by Jeri Ferris
  4. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Young Folks’ Edition ISBN 9781617205163) by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. Don’t Know Much About Abraham Lincoln by Kenneth C. Davis
  6. Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist and Author by Norma Jean Lutz OR Voice of Freedom by Maryann N. Weidt
  7. View this Youtube video about Samuel Morse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGs57VQHt7M AND View this Youtube video about the telegraph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0hSZ9R_Xk AND Read this article on “Early American Railroads” by clicking on this link: http://www.ushistory.org/us/25b.asp AND Read Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen (Read only Prologue “The Spirit of Invention”, Chapter 1 “Lincoln’s Secret Train”, & chapter 11 “Rails & Wires at War”)
  8. Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen (Read only Chapter 5 “Riding the Wing of Battle”)
  9. Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen (Read only Chapter 6 “The Ironclads”)
  10. The Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Carey
  11. Growing Up in the Civil War by Duane Damon
  12. A Three-Minute Speech by Jennifer Armstrong
  13. The Story of Clara Barton by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack AND This article on surgery before Anesthesia: http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2014/07/16/the-horrors-of-pre-anaesthetic-surgery/ AND This article on Anesthesia: http://www.jlrmedicalgroup.com/about-anesthesia/agony-to-anesthesia  AND This article on Medical Innovations of the Civil War: http://mentalfloss.com/article/31326/5-medical-innovations-civil-war
  14.  America: The Story of US video: (Civil War: Disk 2 Section 1) You may be able to see the video for free by clicking on this website:  http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-the-story-of-us-civil-war?m=5189717d404fa&s=All&f=1&free=false
  15. Buffalo Bill Cody by Charles Shields
  16. Sitting Bull by Kenneth Davis

Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 19th, 2015

 

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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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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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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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Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

Book List: Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt

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 1 unit study on Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt (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 – 3:

  1. Let There Be Light by Pauline Baynes
  2. Adam & Eve story from a children’s Bible
  3. Let There Be Light (Noah’s Ark section only) by Jane Ray
  4. Tower of Babel story in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Abraham by Nest Entertainment or story of Abraham from children’s Bible AND Read: The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon by Martha Rustad (Chp 4 only)
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
  11. Exodus by Brian Wildsmith
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  15. Reread Mummies, Pyramids, & Pharoahs by Gail Gibbons
  16. Story of Daniel & Story of Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego in a children’s Bible AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 4:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 5:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 & The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 1 – 3 only) by Martha Rustad
  5. Genesis 18: 1- 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Chp 6 only)
  8. Genesis 40:1 -40:57
  9. The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 4) by Linda Honan
  13. Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt (Chp 2) by Linda Honan
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 3, Daniel 6 AND The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 5 – 6 only) by Martha Rustad

Grade 6:

  1. Genesis 1:1 –2 :3
  2. Genesis 2:4 –5 :32
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey
  11. Exodus by Mary Auld
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 1 – 29)
  15. King Fisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams (pg 30 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Grades 7 & 8:

  1. Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 & Look up and read about the following on the internet: “Big Bang Theory”, “Day Age Theory”, “Gap Theory”, “Theistic Evolution”, & “Intelligent Design”
  2. Genesis 2:4 – 5:32 AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chapter 2 only)
  3. Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 AND Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
  4. Genesis 11: 1- 32 AND The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
  5. Genesis 18: 1 – 19:29; Genesis 21:1-7 & Genesis 22:1-19 AND Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)
  6. Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)
  7. Ancient Transportation by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only) AND Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 3 only)
  8. Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26
  9. Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)
  10. Egyptian Mummies: The Brittish Museum by Delia Pemberton
  11. Exodus 3:1 – 14:31
  12. The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
  13. Pyramids of Egypt by Don Narde
  14. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 1 – 51)
  15. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Egypt by Nancy Day (pgs 52 – end)
  16. Daniel 1, Daniel 3, & Daniel 7 AND The Babylonians by Elaine Landau

Copyright July 6th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

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