Reading List for Unit 1, Grammar Stage Level 2

I still need to add encyclopedia page numbers.

Unit 1 Reading List: Grammar Stage Level 2

Grammar Stage Level 2 students may also enjoy titles listed under Grammar Stage Level 1 and Logic Stage.

Literature Options

□  ^Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (archaeology, magic)

□  ^Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis (archaeology, magic)

□  ^Dinosaurs Before Dark (magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne (dinosaurs)

□  ^Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House #7) by Mary Pope Osborne (ice age)

□  Adventures in the Ice Age (Good Times Travel Agency) by Linda Bailey (early humans)

□  ^Maroo of the Winter Caves by Ann Tumbull (early humans)

□  ^The Boy of the Painted Cave by Justen Denzel (early humans)

□  ^Time Warp Trio #4: Your Mother Was a Neanderthal by Jon Scieszka (early humans)

□  *In the Beginning by Virginia Hamilton (creation stories from various cultures and religious perspectives)

□  *Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne (Egypt)

□  ^The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Egypt)

□  ^Time Warp Trio #6: Tut, Tut by Jon Scieszka (Egypt)

□  Adventures in Ancient Egypt (Good Times Travel Agency) by Linda Bailey (Egypt)

□  ^The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Egypt)

□  *Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman (Mesopotamia)

□  *The Revenge of Ishtar by Ludmila Zeman (Mesopotamia)

□  *The Last Quest of Gilgamesh by Ludmila Zeman (Mesopotamia)

□  *The Bible (Israelite)

□  *The Adventures of Spider: West African Folk Tales by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst (Africa)

History Options

□  SOTW1:

o   Introduction

o   Ch. 1: The Earliest People

o   Ch. 2: Egyptians Lived on the Nile River

o   Ch. 3: The First Writing

o   Ch. 4: The Old Kingdom of Egypt

o   Ch. 5: The First Sumerian Dictator

o   Ch. 6: The Jewish People

o   Ch. 7: Hammurabi and the Babylonians

o   Ch. 8: The Assyrians

o   Ch. 11: Ancient Africa

o   Ch. 12: The Middle Kingdom of Egypt

o   Ch. 13: The New Kingdom of Egypt

o   Ch. 14: The Israelites Leave Egypt

o   Ch. 15: The Phoenicians

o   Ch. 16: The Return of Assyria

o   Ch. 17: Babylon Takes Over Again!

□  UILEWH:

□  Other world history encyclopedia: __________________________________________________

□  Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke (archaeology)

□  Dinosaur (Leap Through Time) by Peter David Scott and Barnes & Noble (dinosaurs)

□  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #1: Dinosaurs by Will Osborne (dinosaurs)

□  The First Humans (Leap Through Time) by Barnes & Noble (early humans)

□  ^The Savage Stone Ages (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary (early humans)

□  ^Discovery in the Cave by Mark Dubowski (early humans, cave painting)

□  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #12: Sabertooths and the Ice Age by Mary Pope Osborne (ice age)

□  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #3: Mummies and Pyramids by Mary Pope Osborne (Egypt)

□  Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times: Ancient Egypt by Susan Altman and Susan Lechner(Egypt)

□  National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt by Crispin Boyer (Egypt)

□  ^You Wouldn’t Want to Be A Pyramid Builder! by Jacqueline Morley (Egypt)

□  ^Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards (Egypt)

□  ^Cleopatra by Diane Stanley (Egypt)

□  Pyramid (Leap Through Time) by Nicholas Harris and Barnes & Noble (Egypt)

□  ^How to Be an Egyptian Princess by Jacqueline Morley (Egypt)

□  Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris by Emily Sands and Dugald Steer (Egypt)

□  The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt (Ologies) by Emily Sands (Egypt)

□  ^Awful Egyptians (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary (Egypt)

□  ^Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford (Egypt, Rosetta stone)

□  ^You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Sumerian Slave by Jacqueline Morley (Mesopotamia)

□  Library Call Numbers: J 220 – 224 (Bible and Old Testament), J 560 (prehistoric life), J 567.9 (dinosaurs), J 576.8 (evolution), J 690.6 (Egyptian pyramids), and J 930 (Stone Age and archaeology), J 932.01 (ancient Egypt), J 935 (Mesopotamia), J 966.23 (ancient West Africa), and J Biography (various noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

□  The Story of the World Activity Book One: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer

 

Notes:

Literature

□  Free teacher guides for Seven Wonders books by Peter Lerangis: http://www.sevenwondersbooks.com/educators

□  Free teacher guides for Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne: http://www.magictreehouse.com/for_teachers#teachers_resource_center

□  Free student worksheet pages for Maroo of the Winter Caves by Ann Tumbull: http://cms.dsusd.k12.ca.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=57656&&PHPSESSID=38fa9f833a7c2e2a0385641682ae8ae7

□  Free student study guide pages for The Boy of the Painted Cave by Justen Denzel: http://bilbrey-english.wikispaces.com/file/view/bopc+study+guide.pdf

□  Free lesson plans for Time Warp Trio: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/Free guide for Time Warp Trio #4: Your Mother Was a Neanderthal by Jon Scieszka: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/pdf/twt-lesson-neanderthal.pdf and free guide for Time Warp Trio #6: Tut, Tut by Jon Scieszka: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/pdf/twt-lesson-egypt.pdf

□  Free lesson plan for The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan: http://www.rickriordan.com/files/documents/kane_event_kit_online.pdf

□  Free study guide for The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw: http://www.pacesinfo.org/paideia/files/6113/7832/8263/The_Golden_Goblet_Y1Q1-0008_rev._0713.pdf

History

□  Free general teaching ideas for use with the Horrible Histories series: http://educade.org/lesson_plans/explore-history-with-horrible-histories

□  Free lesson plan on prehistoric cave paintings (could be used with Discovery in a Cave or another book about cave painting): http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/cave-art-discovering-prehistoric-humans-through-pictures

□  Free lesson plan ideas for Ancient Egypt for all grade levels (use with any history books about ancient Egypt): http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/studying-ancient-egypt.html

□  Free discussion questions for Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards: http://k8talksbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/who-was-king-tut-by-roberta-edwards.html

□  Free lesson plans on Ancient Egypt, including one called “The Queens of Ancient Egypt,” which could be used with books on Cleopatra and other female rulers: http://www.pbs.org/empires/egypt/educators/index.html

□  Free lesson plan about Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, referencing Seeker of Knowledge as well as other books on Ancient Egypt: http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/988/A%20WALK%20IN%20TIME%20MESOPOTAMIA%20AND%20ANCIENT%20EGYPT.pdf

□  Free simple student page for You Wouldn’t Want To… books: http://collaborationcuties.blogspot.com/2013/04/you-wouldnt-want-to-beseries-for-must.html

□  Register for PBS LearningMedia http://www.pbslearningmedia.org to gain free access to videos on various relevant topics.

□  Free eyewitness accounts of ancient history: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/awfrm.htm

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About Laura

I've been homeschooling since 2005. I have six children (born 2000 - 2012). We are eclectic in our approach with a bit more Well-Trained Mind philosophy over anything else.
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