Reading List for Unit 4, Grammar Stage Level 2

I still need to add page numbers for the encyclopedia.

Unit 4 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

□  *Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

□  *Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld

□  *In Search of a Homeland by Penelope Lively

□  ^Time Warp Trio #9: See You Later, Gladiator by Jon Scieszka

□  ^Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13) by Mary Pope Osborne

□  ^The Lost Hero Book 1 by Rick Riordan (modern children and Roman gods)

□  The Adventures of Asterix by René Goscinny (comic book series about Romans in Gaul)

□  Between the Forest and the Hills by Ann Lawrence (historical fiction about Romans in Britain)

□  *Traditional Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

History Options

□  SOTW1:

o   Ch. 27: The Rise of Rome

o   Ch. 28: The Roman Empire

o   Ch. 29: Rome’s War with Carthage

o   Ch. 34: The Rise of Julius Caesar

o   Ch. 35: Caesar the Hero

o   Ch. 36: The First Roman Prince

o   Ch. 37: The Beginning of Christianity

o   Ch. 38: The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation

o   Ch. 39: Rome and the Christians

o   Ch. 40: Rome Begins to Weaken

o   Ch. 41: The Attacking Barbarians

o   Ch. 42: The End of Rome

□  UILEWH:

□  Other world history encyclopedia: __________________________________________________

□  ^Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary

□  A Street Through Time by Anne Millard

□  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #14: Ancient Rome and Pompeii by Mary Pope Osborne

□  Pompeii: Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne

□  ^You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Gladiator by John Malam

□  The Planet Gods: Myths and Facts About the Solar System by Jacqueline Mitton

□  Boudicca: Britain’s Queen of the Iceni by Laurel A. Rockefeller

□   Library Call Numbers: J 355.009 (Roman army), J 398.309 (Roman mythology), J 709.37 (Roman art), J 796.8 (gladiators), J 936.4 (ancient Celts), J 937 (ancient Rome), J 937.6 (Colosseum), J 937.7 (Pompeii), J Biographies (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

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

□  Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie M. Carlson

Notes

Literature

□  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-gladiators.pdf

□  Free discussion guide for The Lost Hero Book 1 by Rick Riordan: http://books.disney.com/content/uploads/2013/09/Lost_Hero_DG.pdf

History

□  Free activity ideas for Pompeii: http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/Exploreum/Exploreum/Divisions/PagesLevel2/Documents/Pompeii%20Teachers%20Guide.pdf

□  Free lesson plan on Ancient Rome: http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/1646/CKLA_G3_AncientRome.pdf

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

□  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

□  Free Irish history site for children: http://www.irishhistorylinks.net/More_Links/Childrens_History.html

□  Free history links about the Celts (including folk and fairy tales): http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/celts.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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Reading List for Unit 4, Grammar Stage Level 1

Unit 4 Reading List: Grammar Stage Level 1

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

Literature Options

□  ^Remus and Romulus by Melissa Fitzgerald

□  Brave Cloelia by Jane Curry

□  Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano

□  Horace Visits the Roman Army by Adele Seviour

□  ^The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo

□  Great Irish Legends for Children by Yvonne Carroll

□  ^Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill by Tomie de Paola

History Options

□  ^Fun with Roman Numerals by David Adler

□  Going to War in Roman Times by Moira Butterfield

□  How to Be a Roman Soldier by Fiona Macdonald

□  ^You Wouldn’t Want to Live in Pompeii by John Malam

□  Pompeii…Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt Davis

□  I Wonder Why Romans Wore Togas by Fiona Macdonald

□  Rome Antics by David Macaulay

□  Picture books about Rome, Caesar, gladiators, ancient Celts, and Irish fairy tales

Activity Book(s)

□  The Story of the World Activity Book One: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer  Note:  For this age group, you may only use some of the resources.

Notes

Literature

□  Free lesson plan on Ancient Rome (questions for Remus and Romulus are on page 12): http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/1646/CKLA_G3_AncientRome.pdf

□  Free discussion question worksheet for Remus and Romulus: http://www.painesville-township.k12.oh.us/userfiles/1083/Classes/1598/Romulus%20and%20Remus%20Discussion%20Questions.pdf

□  Free Cinderella comparison questions and charts: http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/online/getsample.aspx?lessonID=207&bookGUID=7a14b753-6542-4ad8-9b60-b2934f9b978b

□  Free guide for legends about Finn MacCool (use the “Create Your Own Hero” questions on page 10 to discuss Finn M’Coul by Tomie de Paola): http://theateratmonmouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Legend-of-Finn-Resource-Guide.pdf

History

□  Activities for Fun with Roman Numerals by David Adler: http://www.holidayhouse.com/docs/fun_with_roman_numerals.pdf

□  Free worksheets for Ancient Rome (could be used orally for discussion questions): http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history5.htm

□  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

□  Free Irish history site for children: http://www.irishhistorylinks.net/More_Links/Childrens_History.html

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

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Reading List for Unit 3, Rhetoric Stage

Unit 3 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

□  ^King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett (retelling of the Odyssey from the POV of Odysseus’s son)

□  ^Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (retelling of the Minotaur from the POV of Ariadne)

□  The Goddess Test #1 by Aimee Carter (a modern girl meets someone who claims to be Hades)

□  The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler (a modern girl in a coma interacts with Greek gods)

□  ^Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield (historical fiction about 300 Spartans vs. the Persian army)

□  The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield (historical fiction about Alexander the Great)

□  ^The Iliad by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles

□  ^The Odyssey by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles

□  ^The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles and translated by Robert Fagles (Oedipus the King in particular)

□  ^The Oresteia by Aeschylus and translated by Robert Fagles (Agamemnon in particular)

□  ^Medea (Literary Touchstone Classic) by Euripedes and translated by J. E. Thomas

□  ^Birds and Other Plays (Oxford World’s Classics) by Aristophanes and translated by Stephen Halliwell

History Options

□  HOTAW: Part Four: Empires

o   #Ch. 43: The Mandate of Heaven

o   #Ch. 44: The Bharata War

o   #Ch. 45: The Son of David

o   #Ch. 46: From Western to Eastern Zhou

o   #Ch. 47:  The Assyrian Renaissance

o   Ch. 48: New Peoples

o   Ch. 49: Trading Posts and Colonies

o   #Ch. 50: Old Enemies

o   #Ch. 51: Kings of Assyria and Babylon

o   #Ch. 52: Spectacular Defeat

o   #Ch. 53: The Decline of the King

o   #Ch. 54: The Assyrians in Egypt

o   #Ch. 55: Medes and Persians

o   Ch. 56: Conquest and Tyranny

o   #Ch. 57: The Beginnings and End of Empire

o   #Ch. 58: A Brief Empire

o   #Ch. 59: Cyrus the Great

o   #Ch. 60: The Republic of Rome

o   #Ch. 61: Kingdoms and Reformers

o   #Ch. 62: The Power of Duty and the Art of War

o   #Ch. 63: The Spreading Persian Empire

o   Ch. 64: The Persian Wars

□  ^The Histories (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus and translated by Aubrey De Selincourt

□  ^The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and translated by Richard Crawley

□  ^Plato: Republic by Plato and G. M. A. Grube

□  ^The Rhetoric and Poetics of Aristotle by Aristotle and translated by W. Rhys Roberts and Ingram Bywater

□  Library Call Numbers: 183.2 (Socrates), 184 (Plato), 185 (Aristotle), 509.223 (scientists of Ancient Greece), 796.48 (ancient Olympics), (935 (ancient Greece), 938 (science and life in ancient Greece, history of ancient Greece—Herodotus, Thucydides), Biographies (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

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

Notes

Literature

□  Free activity guide for King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett (scroll down to “King of Ithaka Activities”: http://www.tracybarrett.com/newsletter.htm

□  Free activity guide for Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (scroll down to “Activities for Dark of the Moon”: http://www.tracybarrett.com/newsletter.htm

□  Free discussion guide for Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/362-gates-of-fire-pressfield?start=3

□  Free study guide for The Iliad: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/iliad/

□  Free study guide for The Odyssey: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/odyssey/summary.html

□  Free study guide for Oedipus the King (other plays of Sophocles available as well): http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/oedipus/section5.rhtml

□  Free study guide for Agamemnon (other plays of Aeschylus available as well): http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/agamemnon/context.html

□  Free study guide for Medea by Euripedes: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/medea/

□  Free study guide for Lysistrata by Aristophanes: http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/lysistrata/context.html

History

□  Free study guide for Herodotus, The Persian Wars (sections of Books 1 and 7): http://www.utexas.edu/courses/clubmed/hdtguide.htm

□  Free discussion guide for The Landmark Thucydides by Robert B. Strassler; http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/2215/781578/Thucydides_Discussion_Guide.pdf

□  Free study guide for Plato’s The Republic: http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/republic/

□  Free study guide for Aristotle’s Poetics: http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/poetics/

□  Free study guide for Aristotle’s Rhetoric: http://rhetcomp.gsu.edu/~gpullman/2150/aristotle_guide.php

□  ‘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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Reading List for Unit 3, Logic Stage

I still need to add page numbers for the encyclopedia.

Unit 3 Reading List: Logic Stage

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

Literature Options

□  *Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern

□  *The Tale of Troy by Roger Lancelyn Green (the Iliad)

□  ^Black Ships Before Troy:  by Rosemary Sutcliff (the Iliad)

□  The Trojan War by Olivia E. Coolidge (the Iliad)

□  *The Odyssey by Geraldine McCaughrean (the Odyssey)

□  The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff (the Odyssey)

□  Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming (a modern girl discovers the Greek gods living in Philadelphia)

□  ^The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh (modern story based on the Underworld)

□  Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl (retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur)

□  ^The King Must Die: A Novel by Mary Renault (retelling of Theseus)

□  Hercules by Geraldine McCaughrean (novel length retelling of myths about Hercules; other titles featuring other characters as well)

□  The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault (historical fiction featuring Sparta, Greece, the Olympics, and Greek customs)

□  *Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green (Greek mythology)

□  Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault (Alexander the Great)

□  ^The Iron Empire by James Dashner (time travelers who have to save Alexander the Great)

□   I Am the Great Horse by Katherine Roberts (story told by Alexander the Great’s Horse)

History Options

□  KFHE:

□  HO1:  Part 2

o   Ch. 8: The Greeks and Their View of Nature

o   Ch. 9: The Greek Celebration of Man

o   Conclusion: The Power of Ancient Ideas

□  HO1:  Part 3

o   Introduction: What’s So “Classic” About the Classical World

o   Ch. 1: The Two Greek City-States

o   Ch. 2: Defending Greece: The Persian Wars

o   Ch. 3: The Age of Pericles

o   Ch. 4: A Fall, A Rise, and a Final Burst of Glory

□  SOSA:

o   Ch. 4: Ionia? What’s Ionia?

o   Ch. 5: The “A” Team

o   Ch. 6: Elementary Matters: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, Says Empedocles

o   Ch. 7: Being at Sea

o   Ch. 8: Worshipping Numbers

o   Ch. 9: Pythagoras Knows It’s Round

o   Ch. 10: Getting Atom

o   Ch. 11: Aristotle and His Teacher

o   Ch. 12: Does It Change? No Way, Says A

o   Ch. 13: Aristarchus Got It Right—Well, Almost!

o   Ch. 14: Alexander’s City

o   Ch. 15: What’s a Hero?

o   Ch. 16: Euclid in His Elements

o   Ch. 17: Archimedes’ Claw

o   Ch. 18: Measuring the Earth

□  Early Times: The Story of Ancient Greece by Suzanne Strauss Art

□  In Ancient Greece (How’d They Do That?) by Russell Roberts

□  Alexander the Great: Master of the Ancient World by Doug Wilhelm

□  Library Call Numbers: J 183.2 (Socrates), J 184 (Plato) J 509.223 (scientists of Ancient Greece), J 796.48 (ancient Olympics), J 935 (ancient Greece), J 938 (science and life in ancient Greece), J Biographies (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

□  Life in Ancient Greece (Dover Coloring Book)

□  Greek and Roman Fashions (Dover Coloring Book) by Tom Tierney

□  Spend the Day in Ancient Greece by Linda Honan

Notes

Literature

□  Free end-of-chapter discussion questions for Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff: http://virtualreference.wikispaces.com/Black+Ships+Before+Troy

□  Free discussion guide for The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh: http://www.katherinemarsh.com/pdfs/night-tourist.pdf

□  Free study guide for The King Must Die by Mary Renault: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/kingmustdie/

□  Free discussion guide for The Iron Empire by James Dashner (scroll down for Book 7 text-based discussion guide): http://www.scholastic.com/teachinfinityring/

□  Free lesson plan for Greek Mythology (7th grade): http://www.mensaforkids.org/lessons/greekmythology/mfklessons-mythology-all.pdf

History

□  Website with links for teaching about Ancient Greece: http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/ancient-biblical-history/greece

□  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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Reading List for Unit 3, Grammar Stage Level 2

I still need to add page numbers for the encyclopedia.

Unit 3 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

□  *Aesop’s Fables by Aesop

□  ^The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (based on the story of King Midas)

□  *D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

□  ^The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War by Emily Little

□  *Tales from the Odyssey (Part 1) by Mary Pope Osborne

□  *Tales from the Odyssey (Part 2) by Mary Pope Osborne

□  ^Hour of the Olympics ( #16) by Mary Pope Osborne

□  Mythology: The Gods, Heroes, and Monsters of Ancient Greece (Ologies) by Dugald A. Steer

□  The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths (Ologies) by Dugald A. Steer

□  ^Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House #49) by Mary Pope Osborne

□  ^Time Warp Trio #8: It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

□  Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan (guide to Greek mythology)

□  ^Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (modern story based on Greek mythology, first book of a series)

History Options

□  SOTW1:

o   Ch. 18: Life in Early Crete

o   Ch. 19: The Early Greeks

o   Ch. 20: Greece Gets Civilized Again

o   Ch. 22: Sparta and Athens

o   Ch. 23: The Greek Gods

o   Ch. 24: The Wars of the Greeks

o   Ch. 25: Alexander the Great

□  UILEWH:

□  Other world history encyclopedia: __________________________________________________

□  Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #10: Ancient Greece and the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

□  ^The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

□  ^Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick

□  Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick

□  A City Through Time by Philip Steele

□  ^Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary

□  ^Science in Ancient Greece by Kathlyn Gay

□  Library Call Numbers: J 183.2 (Socrates), J 184 (Plato) J 509.223 (scientists of Ancient Greece), J 796.48 (ancient Olympics), J 935 (ancient Greece), J 938 (science and life in ancient Greece), J Biographies (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

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

□  Tools of the Ancient Greeks by Kris Bordessa

□  Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie M. Carlson

Notes

Literature

□  Free student worksheet packet with questions and vocabulary words for each chapter: http://www-pub.naz.edu:9000/~bmwilson/The%20Chocolate%20Touch%20Packet.pdf

□  Lessons on Ancient Greece, including the Trojan Horse: http://greece.mrdonn.org/lessonplans/gods.html

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

□  Free lesson plans for Time Warp Trio: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/ My Big Fat Greek Olympics: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/pdf/twt-lesson-olympics.pdf

□  Free teaching guides for the Percy Jackson series: http://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/percy-jackson/resources/teachers-guide.aspx

History

□  Free discussion and activity guide for The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky: http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=5&bookID=00000817

□  Free lesson plan for science in ancient Greece (including The Librarian Who Measured the Earth and Archimedes and the Door of Science): http://materamabilis.org/ma/subjects/science/science-in-ancient-greece/

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

□  Lessons on Ancient Greece: http://greece.mrdonn.org/lessonplans/gods.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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Reading List for Unit 3, Grammar Stage Level 1

 

Unit 3 Reading List: Grammar Stage Level 1

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

Literature Options

□  ^Atlantis: The Legend of a Lost City by Christina Balit (reminiscent of the lost Minoan civilization)

□  ^King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft

□  *Aesop’s Fables by Jerry Pinkney

□  ^Jason and the Golden Fleece by James Riordan

□  ^The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki

□  ^The Flying Horse by Jane B. Mason

□  ^The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy by Justine and Ron Fontes

□  ^Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle

History Options

□  I Wonder Why Greeks Built Temples by Fiona Macdonald

□  ^You Wouldn’t Want to Be in Alexander the Great’s Army by Jacqueline Morley

□  Alexander the Great by Demi

□  Library picture books about ancient Greece, Alexander the Great, the Trojan horse, Greek myths, Greek gods and goddesses, etc.

Activity Book(s)

□  The Story of the World Activity Book One: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer  Note:  For this age group, you may only use some of the resources.

Notes

Literature

□  Free art activity ideas for Atlantis: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/welcome-to-atlantis-lesson-plan/

□  Free teacher and student pages for King Midas and the Golden Touch (different retelling, but should still work): http://www.pearsonlearning.com/microsites/goodhabits/secure/assets/files/teachingplans/grade-k/GHGR07_GR_g3_KMATGT.pdf

□  Free craft idea for King Midas and the Golden Touch: http://www.crayola.com/crafts/king-midass-golden-touch-craft/

□  Free trivia questions for Jason and the Golden Fleece by James Riordan: http://magistramonson.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/argonauts-trivia.pdf

□  Free Core Knowledge lesson plan using The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki (“Heroes and Villains of Greek Mythology”): http://coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/1228/2_HeroesandVillainsGreekMythology.pdf

□  Free Core Knowledge lesson plan using The Flying Horse by Jane B. Mason (“Connecting to Ancient Greece): http://coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/144/Connecting%20to%20Ancient%20Greece.pdf

□  Free lesson plan using Ch. 23 of Story of the World and The Flying Horse by Jane B. Mason: http://lovelearnplay.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/week-25-the-greek-gods.pdf

□  Lessons on Ancient Greece, including the Trojan Horse: http://greece.mrdonn.org/lessonplans/gods.html

□  Free teaching guide for Summer Birds by Margarita Engle: http://www.rif.org/documents/us/Summer_Birds.pdf

History

□  Free lesson plan using Ch. 23 of Story of the World and The Flying Horse by Jane B. Mason: http://lovelearnplay.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/week-25-the-greek-gods.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 lessons on Ancient Greece: http://greece.mrdonn.org/lessonplans/gods.html

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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

Notes

Literature

□  Free syllabus with discussion questions for Chinese poetry: http://summer.studyatpku.com/o/Syllabus/1415.pdf

□  Free reading guide for Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon: http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/ReadingGuides/0061730211.pdf

□  Free reading group guide for Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck: http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/file_download/1229/TC+Reading+Guide.pdf or http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/kids/sterlingeventkits and scroll down The Tiger Saga Reading Group Guide

□  Free study guide for The Bhagavad Gita: http://www.gradesaver.com/bhagavad-gita/study-guide/

□  Free study guide for The Analects of Confucius: http://www.gradesaver.com/the-analects-of-confucius/study-guide/

□  Free study guides for In Buddha’s Words by Bhikku Bodhi: http://www.vgweb.org/sutta/bodhi01.pdf and http://www.vgweb.org/sutta/bodhi02.pdf etc. up to bodhi24

□  Free lesson plans on Aztec and Mayan mythology: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1994/3/94.03.04.x.html

History

□  Free PBS Lesson Plans on India: http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/teachers/lessons/

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

 

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