Reading List for Unit 2, Rhetoric Stage

Unit 2 Reading List: Rhetoric Stage

As I mentioned earlier, I do not have Rhetoric Stage students, so this level of the guide is just a basic outline.

Literature Options

□  ^The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

□  ^Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (fantasy novel based on ancient Chinese culture)

□  Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel (One Volume) translated by Moss Roberts (China)

□  Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis (India)

□  ^Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (fiction related to Indian mythology)

□  ^The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran (India/Hinduism)

□  Folktales from India (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folktale Library) by A. K. Ramanujan

□  ^The Analects of Confucius translated by Edward Slingerland (China/Confucianism)

□  ^In Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikku Bodhi (Buddhism)

□  ^Aztec and Maya Myths by Karl Taube

History Options

Chapters marked with a hash sign (#) fall outside of this unit’s primary topic.

□  HOTAW: Part Three: Struggle

o   #Ch. 19: The Battle for Reunification

o   #Ch. 20: The Mesopotamian Mixing Bowl

o   Ch. 21: The Overthrow of Xia

o   #Ch. 22: Hammurabi’s Empire

o   #Ch. 23: The Hyksos Seize Egypt

o   #Ch. 24: King Minos of Crete

o   Ch. 25: The Harappan Disintegration

o   #Ch. 26: The Rise of the Hittites

o   #Ch. 27: Ahmose Expels the Hyksos

o   #Ch. 28: Usurpation and Revenge

o   #Ch. 29: The Three-Way Contest

o   Ch. 30: The Shifting Capitals of the Shang

o   #Ch. 31: The Mycenaeans of Greece

o   #Ch. 32: Struggle of the Gods

o   #Ch. 33: Wars and Marriages

o   #Ch. 34: The Greatest Battle in Very Ancient Times

o   #Ch. 35: The Battle for Troy

o   Ch. 36: The First Historical King of China

o   Ch. 37: The Rig Veda

o   #Ch. 38: The Wheel Turns Again

o   #Ch. 39: The End of the New Kingdom

o   #Ch. 40: The Dark Age of Greece

o   #Ch. 41: The Dark Age of Mesopotamia

o   Ch. 42: The Fall of the Shang

□  Library Call Numbers: 181.112 (Confucius), 294.363 (Buddha), 931 (ancient China), 934 (Ancient India), 935 (ancient Persia), 970.01 (ancient North American peoples), 972.8 (ancient Maya), 985.019 (ancient Inca), Biography (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

□  Study and Teaching Guide: The History of the Ancient World by Julia Kaziewicz



□  Free syllabus with discussion questions for Chinese poetry:

□  Free reading guide for Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon:

□  Free reading group guide for Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck: or and scroll down The Tiger Saga Reading Group Guide

□  Free study guide for The Bhagavad Gita:

□  Free study guide for The Analects of Confucius:

□  Free study guides for In Buddha’s Words by Bhikku Bodhi: and etc. up to bodhi24

□  Free lesson plans on Aztec and Mayan mythology:


□  Free PBS Lesson Plans on India:

□  Register for PBS LearningMedia to gain free access to videos on various relevant topics.



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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