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HISTORY OPTIONS:

AMBLESIDE ONLINE
Year 1 -- early history, focusing on people rather than events

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula American History Biography:


An Island Story by H. E. Marshall * Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D'Aulaire
* ** Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin ** George Washington by Ingri D'Aulaire
** *** Viking Tales, by Jennie Hall, ch 1-11 *** Buffalo Bill by Ingri D'Aulaire

Geography: Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling

Year 2 -- 1000 AD - Middle Ages

An Island Story by H.E. Marshall


This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall
A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer

History Tales and/or Biography:


Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
* ** The Little Duke by Charlotte Yonge
*** Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

Geography:
* ** Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling
** *** Seabird by Holling C. Holling

Year 3 -- 1400 - 1600 (Renaissance and Reformation)

An Island Story by H. E. Marshall


This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall
A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer

History Tales and/or Biography:


Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
* Leonardo Da Vinci by Emily Hahn
OR Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
** Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Peter Vennema and Diane Stanley
OR Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
*** The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty

Geography:
Marco Polo: His Travels and Adventures by George Makepeace Towle

Year 4 -- 1700's up to the French Revolution and American Revolution

This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall


** *** George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster

History Tales and/or Biography:


Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
* Poor Richard by James Daugherty
** *** Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober

Geography:
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
What the World Eats by Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel

Year 5 -- 1800 to 1920 up to WWI


This Country of Ours by H.E. Marshall
* ** Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster
*** The Story of the World Volume 4, The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer

History Tales and/or Biography:


Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
* ** Of Courage Undaunted: Across the Continent with Lewis and Clark by James Daugherty
** *** Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt by George Grant

Geography:
The Complete Book of Marvels by Richard Halliburton consists of Book 1, The Occident, and Book 2, The Orient
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
What the World Eats by Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel

Year 6 -- end of WWI to present day, then 2 terms in ancient history

* The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon


* The Story of the World, Vol 4: The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer
** *** Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
** The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
*** The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber

History Tales and/or Biography:


Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula
* ** Never Give In (about Winston Churchill), by Stephen Mansfield
** *** Genesis, Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick

Geography:
* ** The Complete Book of Marvels by Richard Halliburton; consists of Book 1, The Occident, and Book 2, The Orient
OR A Child's Geography of the World by Virgil Hillyer
*** The Story of David Livingstone by Vautier Golding
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
What the World Eats by Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel

Year 7 -- 800-1400's Middle Ages (Alfred, King Arthur, Joan of Arc)

The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill


* Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
* The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle on Alfred the Great (a brief single-page article.)
* William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings
** The Magna Carta
** In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty
*** History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea by William Tyre (A first-hand account of the Crusades)
*** The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Biographies:
* The Life of King Alfred by Asser (selected passages in weeks 8-11.)
** *** Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain Vol 1; Vol 2

Geography:
* ** The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin
*** How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger

Government and Economics:


* Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury
Optional: The Story of the Constitution: Second Edition by Sol Bloom

Citizenship:
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives - follow AO's Plutarch rotation
Year 8 -- 1400-1600's (Renaissance and Reformation)

The New World by Winston Churchill


OR A History of England by H. O. Arnold-Forster

History Supplements/Speeches:
* A slightly abridged version of Martin Luther's defense before the Diet of Worms
* Queen Elizabeth's speech to the Spanish Armada, July 29, 1588 (included in Churchill's book)
*** John Donne's Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions - Meditation XVII

Biographies:
* A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
* The Life of Sir Francis Bacon by William Rawley (very short)
* ** The Voyage of the Armada The Spanish Story by David Howarth
** Journal of . . . the English Plantation settled at Plymouth
** The Life of Dr. [John] Donne by Izaak Walton (fairly short)
** *** A Coffin for King Charles by C. V. Wedgwood
*** Chapter 23 (the epilogue) from Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England by Sir Charles Firth

Geography:
* Christopher Columbus, Mariner by Samuel Eliot Morison
OR The Life of Christopher Columbus by Edward Everett Hale

OR 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization by Charles C. Mann
** *** Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
OR ** The Discovery of Muscovy by Richard Hakluyt
and *** The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh
Ten minutes of map drills each week
Locate places from the day's reading on a map

Government and Economics:


Whatever Happened to Justice by Richard Maybury
I, Pencil by Leonard Read; this short essay is included in ch 15 of Maybury's book.
Optional: The Story of the Constitution: Second Edition by Sol Bloom

Citizenship:
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives - follow AO's Plutarch rotation.
* ** Utopia by Sir Thomas More
Francis Bacon essays (listed by title), selected essays

Year 9 -- 1688-1815 including French and American revolutions

Optional: Cambridge History of English and American Literature Vol. XI: French Revolution.
Optional: Truthquest History guides

HISTORY OPTIONS:
You may wish to select Churchill's Age of Revolution plus one of the American history books, OR simply choose one of the
following options. Choosing two American History books would probably be overkill. (Term 1: 1688-1730; Term 2: 1730-
1786; Term 3: 1786-1815)

Option One:
The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill
Option Two:
Oxford Book of American History by Samuel Eliot Morison
Option Three:
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Option Four:
A Basic History of the United States by Clarence B. Carson (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, or the 5-volume set)
Option Five:
The Story of America by Hendrik Van Loon
History Supplements/Speeches
* Select documents from EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History.
* Transcriptions of Salem Witch Trial Court Records 1692
** Declaration of Rights (1765)
** The Declaration of Independence (1776)
** The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
** Articles of Confederation (1777)
** Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781)
** Treaty with Great Britain (1783)
** Constitution of the United States (1787)
** The Federalist Papers, articles 1 and 2 (1787)
** Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield β Δ ($elections)
** Optional: Michael Medved audio of accounts of Revolutionary War battles
** Optional: "Liberty! The American Revolution" DVD series (purchase on DVD)
** "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" Patrick Henry's famous speech
** Edmund Burke's Plea for Conciliation with the American Colonies, March 22,1775
** Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Sermon (1741)
** Free Grace: John Wesley Denounces the Doctrine of Predestination (1740)
*** Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789)
*** Treaty with the Six Nations (1794)
*** Washington's Farewell Address also here. Ω (1796)
*** Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase) (1803)
*** Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812) (1814)
*** Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
*** The Invasion of Canada by Pierre Berton
*** Speech by William Wilberforce concerning the slave trade.
*** Optional: Amazing Grace, the movie about Wilberforce.
*** Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

Biographies:
Choose 2-5 from among these suggestions:
* A biography of George Washington
* A biography of Ponce de Leon or Peter the Great (purchase one by J. Abbott)
* ** Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
** *** John Adams by David McCullough
OR John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen
*** Marie Antoinette and Her Son by Louise Muhlback
*** Napoleon Bonaparte by John S. C. Abbott
*** The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by Robert Southey
*** Life of Johnson by James Boswell
Other Suggestions: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton or Mozart ("Letters of W. A. Mozart")

Geography:
Choose one to three of the following:
* Longitude by Dava Sobel
* London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe
** Lewis and Clark, perhaps Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
or Lewis and Clark by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

*** A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson


In the 36-week schedule, Longitude or London to Land's End is scheduled in Term 1, and Journey to the Western Islands
of Scotland is scheduled over Terms 2 and 3. Feel free to choose differently.

Government and Economics:


* Are You Liberal, Conservative, Confused? by Richard Maybury
* ** The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
** Essays (from John Hopkins's Notions on Political Economy) by Jane Haldimand Marcet
** Common Sense by Thomas Paine
*** The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
A basic government book or course
Additional Options (For more advanced students particularly interested in political history):
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay
A Letter to a Noble Lord by Edmund Burke, 1796

Citizenship:
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives - follow AO's Plutarch rotation.
* An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
*** The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

Year 10 -- 1815-1901 including the American Civil War

Optional: Truthquest History guides

HISTORY OPTIONS:
We think it best to select Churchill's The Great Democracies plus one of the American history books listed below, but
some may prefer to choose one of the following options over the Churchill book. Choosing two American History books
would probably be overkill. Americans and those who desire a more complete picture of the American Civil War (which is
covered in Term 2) will prefer an additional option. One possibility would be to use the Churchill book alone for terms 1
and 3, and substitute an American history book to be used alone for term 2. (Term 1: 1815-1860; Term 2: 1816-1865
America; Term 3: 1865-1902)

Option One:
The Great Democracies by Winston Churchill
Option Two:
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Option Three:
Oxford Book of American History by Samuel Eliot Morison
Option Four:
A Basic History of the United States by Clarence B. Carson

History Supplements/Speeches:
* ** Arguing About Slavery, The Great Battle in the United States Congress by William Lee Miller
Term 1
* The Holy Alliance Treaty September 26, 1815
* The Catholic Emancipation Act article and actual act.
* Peel's resignation speech 1846
* Prince Albert's Exhibition, a newspaper article report from the time.
* Giuseppe Garibaldi's speech to his soldiers (compare to Henry V's speech in Shakespeare, or Elizabeth's speech to her
troops)
* Select from the list of Irish Views of the Potato Famine
* Parliamentary testimony from Accounts of English Mill workers
Term 2:
** Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
** Missouri Compromise, 1820
** The 1850 compromise included the end of the slave trade in Washington, DC ∫
** Dred Scott Decision, 1857
** Confederate Constitution
** Causes for Secession
** Ordinances of secession
** Lincoln's goals for the war, as stated in a letter to Horace Greely
** Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
** Optional: Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858
** Optional: Diary of A Tar Heel Confederate Soldier by L. Leon
** Optional: A Woman's Wartime Journal by Mrs. Thomas Burge
** Optional: Leaven for Doughfaces or, Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery by Darius Lyman
** Optional: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
** Optional: Mary Chestnut's Diary from Dixie, about life in the south
** Optional: The Heir of Slaves autobiography by William Pickens
** Optional: North American Slave Narratives
** Optional: Slave narratives
Term 3:
*** Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown
*** Gladstone's speech to his constituents on the accomplishments of the administration
*** Disraeli's speech on the Reform Bill
*** Andrew Johnson's Proclamation of Amnesty for South
*** Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, (1866)
*** The Berlin Conference of 1885
*** British Missionary Letters urging annexation of South Sea Islands
*** Open letter to the Belgian King from an American

Biographies:
Biographies of the following people are particularly relevant for Year 10 students. Choose at least one per term. (Arguing
About Slavery can count as a biography about John Quincy Adams.)
Robert E. Lee
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Abraham Lincoln
Jane Austen
Florence Nightingale
Thomas Edison
Michael Faraday
Queen Victoria by Sarah Tytler
** Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
and/or his essays β and other writings.
Davy Crockett: His Life and Adventures autobiography expunged of unsuitable parts by John Abbott
*** Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War by Albert Marrin
Beacon Lights of History by John Lord, selections
Life of Gladstone by M. B. Synge
Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire by James Wycliffe Headlam
Two German Giants (Bismarck and Frederick) by John Lord
Garibaldi and the Red Shirts by F. J. Snell

Geography:
Choose 1-3 of the following:
Eothen by Alexander Kinglake
*** The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
Narrative of Six Weeks in Ireland by William Bennet

Government and Economics:


* Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This? by Richard Maybury
* The Law by Frederic Bastiat here or here OR this 80-page pdf of collected writings of Bastiat, which may be easier for a
year 10 student to follow
** The Vision of the Anointed: Self-congratulation as the Basis for Public Policy by Thomas Sowell
*** On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
*** Graves of Academe by Richard Mitchell (select 4 essays)
A basic government book or course

Citizenship:
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives - follow AO's Plutarch rotation.
* Character is Destiny by Russell Gough
** One Blood by Ken Ham, Carl Wieland; Don Batten
*** Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin

Year 11 -- 20th Century (1900-present)

Optional: Truthquest History guides

HISTORY OPTIONS:
Option One (Our preferred option; This is the Primary Text for Year 11):
A History of the Twentieth Century: The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History by Martin Gilbert.
Option Two:
Modern Times Revised Edition: World from the Twenties to the Nineties by Paul Johnson
Option Three:
Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison
Option Four:
A Basic History of the United States by Clarence B. Carson.
Option Five:
A Short History of Western Civilization by Sullivan et al
Option Six:
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

Supplements, Speeches and Documents


* Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children by Roosevelt, ed. by Joseph Bucklin Bishop.
* Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain (preferred)
OR Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
OR Now it Can Be Told by Philip Gibbs.
* Only Yesterday by Frederick Allen (still under review)
* Some of Us Survived by Kerop Bedoukian
* Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes by Alexander Bulatovich
* Optional: The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesteron
* NY Times Current History . . .Who Began the War, and Why?, selections
* We particularly recommend these speeches, though you may choose others from the rich resource listed above.
Teddy Roosevelt "The Man with the Muck Rake" - April 15, 1906
Woodrow Wilson, entering World War I, April 2, 1917 "War Message"
Franklin Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1933 "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Edward VIII abdicates the throne of England - December 11, 1936 "the woman I love"
Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball speech July 4, 1939 "the luckiest man on the face of this earth"
Winston Churchill "Blood, sweat and tears" May 13, 1940
Winston Churchill "Their finest hour" June 18, 1940
** Any collection of Ernie Pyle's classic, Pulitzer-prize winning war dispatches.
** The Men Behind Hitler: A German warning to the world by Bernhard Schreiber
** Mein Kampf (My Struggle) by Adolf Hitler
The Nuremberg trials:
The Trial at Nuremberg
Documents:
The Justice Trial
Justice Jackson's Opening Statement for the Prosecution
** Optional resource: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
** Mitsuo Fuchida and Jacob DeShazer's story
** Term 2 Speeches:
Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address December 8, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy"
Eisenhower--D-Day invasion order June 5, 1944: "The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with
you."
Franklin Roosevelt D-Day Prayer June 6, 1944
Dwight David Eisenhower--Guild Hall Address, London June 12, 1945 (Read it here)
Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech abbreviated; March 3, 1946
Douglas MacArthur's farewell to Congress April 19, 1951 "Old soldiers never die"
*** Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, ed. by Shepard and
Carson
*** Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King
*** I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
*** The Hungarian Revolt by Richard Lettis and William Morris
*** Victim: Imprisonment Because of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Arpad Szilagyi
** Term 3 Speeches:
A World Split Apart by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn; Harvard speech
John F. Kennedy's Inauguration Jan 20, 1961 "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your
country."
Douglas MacArthur's address at West Point May 12, 1962 "Duty, honor, country."
John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" June 26, 1963
Martin Luther King's "I've been to the mountaintop" March 3, 1968
Edward Kennedy at Robert Kennedy's funeral June 8, 1968 "I see things that never were and say 'why not?'"
Neil Armstrong; Apollo 11 Moon Landing July 20, 1969 "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" speech Nov 3, 1969
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's opening statement to House Judiciary Committee
Richard Nixon's resignation August 8, 1974
Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon September 8, 1974
Ronald Reagan--D-Day Memorial June 6, 1984 "These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc."
Ronald Reagan--Challenger Disaster Address Jan 28, 1986 "they 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' and 'touched the face
of God.'"
Ronald Reagan--Brandenberg Gate June 12, 1987 "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Barbara Bush at Wellesley 1990
George H. W. Bush 41st President--Announces Attack on Iraq January 16, 1991
Mother Theresa at Presidential Prayer Breakfast 1994 Feb 5, 1994 before the Clintons, regarding abortion; text; also here
Billy Graham's (minister to the Presidents) funeral address for Richard Nixon April 27, 1994, before 4 living
presidents; Part 1 Part 2
Queen Elizabeth II on death of Princess of Wales September 5, 1997
Clarence Thomas "I am a man, a black man, an American" July 29, 1998
Chairman Henry Hyde's Opening Remarks to Impeachment Inquiry of President Bill Clinton, December 11, 1998 (9 min.
18 sec. on Real Audio; scroll halfway down the page)
Elie Wiesel The Perils of Indifference April 12, 1999
Franklin Graham at Columbine High School Memorial Service April 25, 1999 (Columbine High School Memorial Service
is online at C-Span; Franklin Graham's speech starts at 1:24:00)

Biographies
Just a few possible options:
* The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
* Georges Vanier: Soldier The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919, edited by Deborah Cowley
* Black Boy by Richard Wright
** Witness by Whittaker Chambers
** Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
** The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
*** When Hell Was In Session by Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
*** Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
*** Mao Tse-Tung and His China by Albert Marrin

Geography:
Some suggestions:
The World: Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris, formerly James
* Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
OR South by Sir Ernest Shackleton
** Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Ten minutes of map drills each week, locating places from the week's reading on a map.
Explore foreign places relevant in news and current events.

Government and Economics:


Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall
If you have these, you might use them instead:
Books by Marvin Olasky
Psychological Seduction by William Kirk Kilpatrick
Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert Bork
Race and Culture by by Thomas Sowell
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
A basic government book or course

Citizenship:
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives - follow AO's Plutarch rotation.

Year 12 -- Today; an overview of ideas from ancients to now as an antidote to postmodernism

The Echo of Greece by Edith Hamilton (224 pages)


The Consequence of Ideas by R. C. Sproul (186 pages; ch 6, 10, 12 which are covered in '10 Books' are not scheduled)
- correlated with Sophie's World/10 Books
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (544 pages; parent should preview the final chapter) correlated with Consequence of
Ideas/10 Books
10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help) by Benjamin Wiker (260 pages) correlated with
Consequence of Ideas/Sophie's World
Fighting Terrorism: How Democracy Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists by Benjamin Netanyahu (180
pages)
Knowing History and Knowing Who We Are essay by David McCullough (16 pgs)
Christian responses to Islam, Islamism and 'Islamic terrorism' essay by Colin Chapman (8 pgs)
The Roots of Muslim Rage essay by Bernard Lewis (24 pgs)
Optional: Wisdom of History course from The Great Courses, taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears.

Supplements: Speeches:
George Walker Bush - 9/11 Address to the Nation
President Bush's bullhorn speech
Bush's September 20th speech to joint session of Congress
Barack Hussein Obama - 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address
Thomas Dale DeLay - Farewell Address to the U.S. House of Representatives 2006
Bono at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast
Robert Michael Gates - Address to the World Forum on the Future of Democracy 2007
Jessica Dawn Lynch - "The Truth is Always More Heroic than the Hype" 2007
Ryne Dee Sandberg - Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Address 2007
Binyamin Netanyahu - 2009 Speech to the United Nations General Assembly
Here I Stand: Valedictorian Erica Goldson Speaks Out Against Schooling 2010
Michael Nutter - Mount Carmel Baptist Church Address 2011
David McCullough, Jr. - Wellesley High School Commencement Speech 2012
Salman Khan: 2012 commencement address at MIT
Obama's Speech on Human Trafficking 2013
Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs) TED talk, 20 min Learning from dirty jobs
Steve Jobs - Commencement Address at Stanford University, 2005 (optional)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story

Biographies:
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey (240 pgs)

Geography:
Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

Government and Economics:


AO students who have read all or most of the Economics suggestions for years 9-11 have likely done enough to merit a
high school credit for Economics. If you and your student want more reading, we recommend:
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (230 pages)
Is Reality Optional? by Thomas Sowell
A basic government book or course
Optional: PragerU 5-minute video clips

Citizenship/Worldview:
A Meaningful World by Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt (252 pgs)
The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian (256 pgs)]
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Optional but highly recommended: Eric Metaxas discusses the key themes of his book "If You Can Keep It" on YouTube; 1
hour. The book, which expands on Os Guiness's Golden Triangle of Freedom, or freedom, virtue and faith, is also
suggested (as free reading).

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Genesis—Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt

SCM History Guide + these books →

Family
•Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors by Lorene Lambert
•Bible
•Exodus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
•The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann
•Numbers: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
•Pharaoh’s Boat by David Weitzman
•The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Egypt portfolio
•Then and Now Bible Maps from Rose Publishing (Spiral-bound edition)
•Visits to Africa notebook (one for each student)
•Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Africa)
•Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Africa)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
•Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
•The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley
Grades 4–6:
•The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
•The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
•The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley
Grades 7–9:
•Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
•Jashub’s Journal by Rebekah Shafer, Ruth Shafer, Sonya Shafer
•Leviticus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
•Motel of Mysteries by David Macaulay
•The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
Grades 10–12:
•Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Jashub’s Journal by Rebekah Shafer, Ruth Shafer, Sonya Shafer
•Leviticus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
•Motel of Mysteries by David Macaulay
•Uarda by Georg Ebers
•Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton and David Down

Optional:
•Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
•Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
•The Butter Man by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
•The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos (grades 1–3)
•Letters from Egypt by Mary Whately, edited by Sonya Shafer (grades 3–12, used with Visits to Africa)
•One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book by Kathryn Cave (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
•Pyramid by David Macaulay
•We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
•Yatandou by Gloria Whelan (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)

Joshua—Malachi & Ancient Greece

SCM History Guide + these books →

Family:
Bible
The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber, edited by Christine Miller, Fourth edition (Nothing New Press; The Nothing New
Press edition contains revised and expanded material used in the lesson plans which is not included in other editions.)
The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Greece portfolio
Then and Now Bible Maps from Rose Publishing
Visits to the Middle East notebook (one for each student)
Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to the Middle East)
Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to the Middle East)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
Grades 4–6:
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Herodutus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick
Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
Grades 7–9:
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
Book of Centuries (one for each student)
Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
The Parthenon by Elizabeth Mann
The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
Wisdom for Life: A Proverbs Bible Study by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander the Great by Alfred Church
Grades 10–12:
Book of Centuries (one for each student)
Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
The Odyssey by Homer
Plutarch Greek Lives, biography of Alexander by Plutarch
The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
Wisdom for Life: A Proverbs Bible Study by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

Optional:
The Big Picture Bible Time Line by Carol Eide (grades 1–6)
The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos (grades 1–3)
The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
The Pearl Diver by Julia Johnson (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
Saluki: Hound of the Bedouin by Julia Johnson (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)
Waiting for the Owl’s Call by Gloria Whelan (grades 1–3, used with Visits to the Middle East)

Matthew—Acts & Ancient Rome

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Family:
•Bible
•City by David Macaulay
•The Roman Colosseum by Elizabeth Mann
•Peril and Peace (History Lives series, Volume 1) by Withrow
•The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber (Nothing New Press, third edition; This edition has 102 chapters and contains
some additional helpful material in the Publisher’s Preface.)
•The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Rome portfolio
•Then and Now Bible Maps from Rose Publishing
•Visits to Europe notebook (one for each student)
•Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Europe)
•Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Europe)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
(can listen in with grades 4–6 on the two books below if desired)
•(opt.) Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
•(opt.) Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld
Grades 4–6:
•Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
•Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld
•Galen and the Gateway to Medicine by Jeanne Bendick
Grades 7–9:
•Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster
OR Beric the Briton by G. A. Henty and For the Temple by G. A. Henty
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Foundations in Romans by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
Grades 10–12:
•The Apostle: A Life of Paul by John Pollock
•Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster
•Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Foundations in Romans by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Plutarch’s Lives, biographies of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, by Plutarch

Optional:
The British Empire and the Great Divisions of the Globe by Charlotte M. Mason (grades 4–12, used with Visits to Europe)
Children of the Northlights by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Europe)
Hanna’s Cold Winter by Trish Marx (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Europe)
Katje the Windmill Cat by Gretchen Woelfle (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Europe)
Megan’s Year: An Irish Traveler’s Story by Gloria Whelan (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Europe)
My Tour of Europe: By Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10 edited by Ellen Jackson (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Europe)
Orani: My Father’s Village by Claire A. Nivola OR Dancing on Grapes by Graziellla Pacini Buonanno (grades 1–3, used
with Visits to Europe)

Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation & Epistles

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Family (all students):


•Around the World in a Hundred Years by Jean Fritz
•Bible
•The Bible Smuggler by Louise Vernon
•Castle by David Macaulay
•A Castle with Many Rooms: The Story of the Middle Ages by Lorene Lambert
•Cathedral by David Macaulay
•Material World and Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel
•The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of the Middle Ages portfolio
•Visits to South & Central America, Australia notebook by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
•Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts by Margaret Hodges
•Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess by Richard Platt
•Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson
•A Medieval Feast by Aliki
•Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern
•The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
•Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla
Grades 4–6:
•Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
•King Arthur and His Knights audio recording by Jim Weiss
•“The Pied Piper of Hamelin” poem by Robert Browning
•The Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway
Grades 7–9:
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by G. A. Henty
•Life in the Word by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•The Magna Charta by James Daugherty
•The Prince and the Pauper by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
•The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff
•The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
•The White Stag by Kate Seredy
Grades 10–12:
•The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Famous Men of the Middle Ages, with extra chapters by Rob Shearer (2008 edition, published by Greenleaf Press)
•Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation by Rob Shearer
•The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell
•The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
•Life in the Word by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
•The Second Mrs. Giaconda by E. L. Konigsburg
•Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation edited by Rob Shearer

Early Modern & Epistles

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(AH) – American History

Family (all students):


•Bible
•(optional, but recommended) Master Skylark by John Bennett
•(AH) Stories of America, Volume 1 by Charles Morris and Sonya Shafer
•Stories of the Nations, Volume 1 by Charles Morris, Lorene Lambert, and Sonya Shafer
•The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Early Modern portfolio
•Visits to North America notebook by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

Plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
•(AH) Benjamin Franklin by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
•Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz
•(AH) The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
•Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin
•A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
•Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman
•(AH) The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall
•(AH) Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters
•(AH) Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
•(AH) Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times by Kate Waters
•(AH) Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady
Grades 4–6:
•Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick
•Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley
•Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley
•(AH) The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty
•The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton by Joyce McPherson
•(AH) The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
•The Story of Napoleon by H. E. Marshall
•(AH) A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy by Jim Murphy
Grades 7–9:
•Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•(AH) Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
•(AH) Diary of an Early American Boy by Eric Sloan
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•(AH) Early Thunder by Jean Fritz OR Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
•Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
•(AH) Poor Richard by James Daugherty
•The Story of Modern France, chapters 1–23, by H. A. Guerber
•The World of William Penn by Genevieve Foster
•The Year of the Horseless Carriage by Genevieve Foster
Grades 10–12:
•(AH) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 1 by William Bennett
•(AH) American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American
History edited by Ray Notgrass
•(AH) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Famous Men of the 16th and 17th Century by Robert G. Shearer
•Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
•(AH)Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman
•(AH) Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
•A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
•The World of William Penn by Genevieve Foster
•The Year of the Horseless Carriage by Genevieve Foster

Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation

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(AH) – American History

Family:
•Bible
•(AH) Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador by Russ Busby OR Billy Graham: Just Get Up Out of Your Seat by Catherine
Mackenzie
•(AH) The Brooklyn Bridge by Elizabeth Mann
•(AH) Empire State Building by Elizabeth Mann
•Gandhi: The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation by Philip Wilkinson
•George Mueller by Faith Coxe Bailey
•(AH) The Hoover Dam by Elizabeth Mann
•Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom by Ann Kramer
•Material World and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
•(AH) Our Country’s Presidents by Ann Bausum (reference book)
•(AH) Stories of America, Volume 2, by Charles Morris, et al.
•Stories of the Nations, Volume 2, by Lorene Lambert and Charles Morris
•(AH) The Story of Thomas A. Edison by Frances M. Perry
•The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Modern Times portfolio
•Visits to Asia notebook by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)

Plus . . .
Grades 1–3:
•(AH) A Boy Named FDR by Kathleen Krull
•(AH) I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson
•The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden
•(AH) Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
•Only a Dog: A Story of the Great War by Bertha Whitridge Smith
•(AH) The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter
Grades 4–6:
•(AH) Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
•(AH) Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell by Tom L. Matthew
•(AH) I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson
•A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parker
•The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
•Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
•(AH) Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Grades 7–9
•Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy
•(AH) Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
•Animal Farm by George Orwell
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•(AH) Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
•(AH) Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
•A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parker
•Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine by John Hudson Tiner
•Rescue and Redeem: Volume 5, Chronicles of the Modern Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
•(AH) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
•Strong in the Word by Sonya Shafer
•(AH) Victory in the Pacific by Albert Marrin
•(AH) The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman
•(AH) The Yanks Are Coming by Albert Marrin
Grades 10–12
•(AH) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 1: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by William Bennett
•(AH) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom by William Bennett
•(AH; optional) America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 3: From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical
Islam by William Bennett
•(AH) American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American
History edited by Ray Notgrass
•Book of Centuries (one for each student)
•Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
•Hitler by Albert Marrin
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer OR 7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese
•Rescue and Redeem: Volume 5, Chronicles of the Modern Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
•Stalin by Albert Marrin
•Strong in the Word by Sonya Shafer
•The War to End All Wars by Russell Freedman
•(AH) The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

Note: We recommend that grades 10–12 students add an American Government course either during this Modern Times
study or spread over two years, during Early Modern and Modern Times studies. One possibility might be Exploring
Government from Notgrass Publishing, taken at a slower pace.

MY FATHER'S WORLD
DISCOVER (Grade 2 or 3) : US History

•The Story of the U.S.


•American Pioneers and Patriots
•North American Indians
•Red, White, and Blue
•The Thanksgiving Story
•The 4th of July Story

INVESTIGATE (Grades 3-8) :

Cycles through:
→ Exploring Countries and Cultures (geography)
Creation to the Greeks
Rome to the Reformation
Exploration to 1850
1850 to Modern Times

ECC:
Exploring World Geography
Hero Tales
Window on the World
God Speaks Numanggang
Children's Atlas of God's World
Classroom Atlas, 13th Edition
Wall Map of the World
Maps and Globes
Geography from A to Z
A Trip Around the World
Another Trip Around the World

Bible:
Christian Heroes: Then and Now — six-book set includes:
Cameron Townsend
Amy Carmichael
Nate Saint
David Livingstone
George Muller
Gladys Aylward

C2G:
Streams of Civilization, Vol 1 (2016, 3rd Ed)
Ancient World
Celebrating Biblical Feasts
Ancient Egypt

Literature:
Aesop's Fables for Children (includes CD)
The Trojan Horse
The Children's Homer
The Tanglewoods' Secret
Star of Light
Treasures of the Snow

R2R:
The Roman Empire
Augustus Caesar's World
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
The Story of the World, Volume 2
Medieval World
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Literature:
The Bronze Bow
Twice Freed
Dangerous Journey
The Door in the Wall

Bible:
How the Bible Came to Us

E2 1850:
Exploring American History, 2nd Edition
In God We Trust
Building a City On a Hill
George Washington's World
The Last 500 Years
The Story of the World, Volume 3

Literature:
Almost Home
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Madeleine Takes Command
William Carey
Mary Jones and Her Bible
Bound for Oregon

1850 2MT:
The Story of the World, Volume 4
Children's Encyclopedia of American History

Literature:
Courage to Run
Corrie ten Boom
Hudson Taylor
Across Five Aprils
Brother Andrew
Sergeant York and the Great War

DECLARE (Grades 9) :

Ancient History

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World


Exploring World History

Literature:
The Epic of Gilgamesh (condensed version by Robert W. Watson)
The Cat of Bubastes
Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology
The Iliad (translated by Robert Fagles)
The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles)
Eric Liddell (by Catherine Swift)

Bible:
Unwrapping the Pharaohs

DECLARE (Grades 10) :

World History

History of the World (My Father's World Edition)

Literature:
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Made Easy: Modern English Version Side-by-Side with Full Original Text)
Writers INC
Beowulf (translated by Seamus Heaney)
British Literature (Parallel Text)
Practicing His Presence (Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach)
Pilgrim's Progress in Modern English
A Tale of Two Cities (abridged edition)
Silas Marner
Pride and Prejudice
Cry, the Beloved Country
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
The Hiding Place
Animal Farm
In His Steps

Bible:
Heroes of the Faith
More Than a Carpenter
Christianity, Cults & Religions
Four Views of the End Times

DECLARE (Grades 11) :

US History to 1877

BJU Press - 4th edition: United States History

Government:
Under God Student Text
Never Before in History

Literature:
Of Plymouth Plantation
Scarlet Letter Progeny Press Guide
Four Great American Classics (The Scarlet Letter, Red Badge of Courage, Billy Budd, The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Ann Judson: A Missionary Life for Burma
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
101 Great American Poems

Bible:
Thinking Like a Christian Student Journal
Assumptions That Affect Our Lives
Growing Up Christian

DECLARE (Grades 12) :

US History 1877 to Present

Bible:
Pray for the World
My Heart, Christ's Home
The Hour That Changes the World
Scripture Memory Made Easy
God Owns My Business
Loving God

Economics:
Common Sense Economics
Money, Greed, and God
Economics for Life

WELL TRAINED MIND


For elementary students, our favorite history survey is The Usborne Book of World History.
Middle-grade students can use The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World.
High schoolers should use The Timetables of History.

Ancients, BC 5000-400 AD ES/MS: The Story of the World Vol 1: Ancient Times, The Story of the World by
Susan Wise Bauer

HS: The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer


Medieval/Early Renaissance, 400-1600 ES/MS: The Story of the World Vol 2: The Middle Ages, The Story of the World
by Susan Wise Bauer

HS: The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer


Late Renaissance/Early Modern, 1600- ES/MS: The Story of the World Vol 3: Early Modern Times, The Story of the
1850 World by Susan Wise Bauer

HS: The History of the Renaissance World by Susan Wise Bauer


Modern Times, 1850-Present ES/MS: The Story of the World Vol 4: The Modern Age, The Story of the World
by Susan Wise Bauer

A MODERN CHARLOTTE MASON


Middle Ages

Form 1:
Heroes of the Middle Ages by Tappan
Illustrated Book of Knights
Castle Diary by Platt
Magic in the Margins
Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

Form 2:
Britain in the Middle Ages or Story fo the Middle Ages
Gombrich: Little History of the World
Heroes of the Middle Ages by Tappan
Rupert's Parchment
Tales of King Robert

Form 3:
Britain in the Middle Ages or Story fo the Middle Ages
Gombrich: Little History of the World
Seawolves
Tales of King Robert
Personal Reflections of Joan of Marc by Mark Twain

Form 4:
Great Tales from English History by Robert Lacey
Tales of King Robert by Tom Scott
A Little History of the World by Gombrich
A History of Scotland by Neil Oliver
Vikings: Warriors, Raiders, & Masters of the Sea by Rodney Castleden

Biography:
Genghis Kan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Personal Refelctions of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle

Government/Economics:
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
The Magna Charta by Roberta Baxter
Early Modern/American (Vikings to just before Civil War)

Form 4: (only one online)


A Little History of the World by Gumbrich
America: The Last Best Hope by Bennet (Vol 1)
The Glorious Cause
Mayflower
1776

Biography:
Life of Washington by Reed
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
John Adams by Mccullough

Government/Economics:
Common Sense by Paine
Are You Liberal, Conservative, or Confused?
Common Sense Economics

War to War (Civil War to WW2)

Form 1A (only list online)


America First by Evans
Heart and Soul by Nelson
Robert Smalls by Kennedy
Susanna of the Alamo by Jakes
Pony Express by Harness
Eerie Canal by Harness
Only a Dog by Smith

Biography:
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington by Harness
Minty by Schroeder
Young Teddy Roosevelt by Harness

LIVING BOOKS CURRICULUM


Grade 1
World History
The Story of the Ancient World, Christine Miller

American History
Columbus, Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire
Juan Ponce de Leon, Claude Hurwicz
Leif the Lucky, Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire
La Salle, Jeff Donaldson-Forbes
The First Thanksgiving, Jean Craighead
George Finding Providence: The story of Roger Williams, James Waitling
Small Wolf, Nathaniel Benchley
Richard of Jamestown: A story of the Virginia colony, James Otis
Mary of Plymouth: A story of the Pilgrim settlement, James Otis
Pocahontas, Ingri D’Aulaire; Edgar Parin D’ Aulaire

Grade 2
World History:
Ancient Egyptian Art, Susie Hodge
Mummies Made in Egypt, Aliki
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Elizabeth Payne
The Egyptology Handbook, Emily Sands
Tut’s Mummy Lost and Found, Judy Donnelly
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt, Constance N. Baikies

American History:
American History Stories, Volume 2, Mara L. Pratt
And Then What Happened Paul Revere?, Jean Fritz
Ben and Me, Robert Lawson Colonial Women, Niki Walker
Courage of Sarah Noble, Alice Dalgliesh
George Washington, James Cross Giblin
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
Molly Pitcher: Young patriot, Augusta Stevenson
Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz
Tom Jefferson: The third president of the U. S., Helen Monsell

Grade 3
World History:
Detectives in Togas, Henry Winterfeld
Old Greek Stories, James Baldwin (e-book provided on Resource CD)
City: A story of Roman planning and construction, David Macaulay
Classical Kids: An activity guide to life in ancient Greece and Rome, Laurie Carlson
The Children’s Homer, Padraic Colum
Cleopatra, Diane Stanley
On the Shores of the Great Sea, M. B. Synge
The Discovery of New Worlds, M. B. Synge
*** Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Lynn Curlee

American History:
Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, Cheryl Harness
American Tall Tales, Jim Weiss (CD)
Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates
Carry on Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham
Children of the Covered Wagon, Mary Jane Carr
Daniel Boone: Young hunter and tracker, Augusta Stevens
Davy Crockett: Young rifleman, Eileen Wells Park
Make Way for Sam Houston, Jean Fritz
Moccasin Trail, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Of Courage Undaunted: Across the Continent with Lewis and Clark, James Daugherty
Sitting Bull: Dakota boy, Augusta Stevens
Westward Expansion Poster Set, McDonald Publishing

Grade 4
World History:
The Discovery of New Worlds, M.B. Synge
** The Lantern Bearers, Rosemary Sutcliff
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston, Eleanore M. Jewett
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table, Andrew Lang
Beorn the Proud, Madeleine Polland
When Knights were Bold, Eva March Tappan
Son of Charlemagne, Barbara Willard
Stories from the Crusades, Janet Harvey Kelman
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children,H. E. Marshall
God’s Troubadour: The story of St. Francis of Assisi, Sophia Jewett
The Adventures of Marco Polo, Russell Freedman
Gabriel and the Hour Book, Evaleen Stein
The Door in the Wall: A story of medieval London, Marguerite De Angeli
Castle, David Macaulay
Cathedral: The story of its construction, David Macaulay
Joan of Arc: Warrior saint, Jay Williams
Matilda Bone, Karen Cushman
The Beggars’ Bible, Louise A. Vernon
Ink on His Fingers: The life of Johannes Gutenberg, Louise A. Vernon

American History:
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum Fields of Fury: The American Civil War, James M McPherson
Uncle Tom’s Cabin-Young Folks Edition, Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abraham Lincoln, Ingri and Edgar Parin D’aulaire
The Adventures of High John the Conqueror, Steve Sanfield
Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt
Freedom Train: The story of Harriet Tubman, Dorothy Sterling
Robert E. Lee: Gallant Christian soldier, Lee Roddy
Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross, Augusta Stevenson
Stonewall Jackson: Loved in the South, admired in the North, Charles Ludwig
The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, Michael McCurdy,

Grade 5:
World History:
The Awakening of Europe, M. B. Synge
Bible Smuggler, Louise A. Vernon
The Man Who Laid the Egg, Louise A. Vernon
Thunderstorm in Church, Louise A. Vernon
Shakespeare Stealer, Gary Blackwood
Artist of the Reformation: The story of Albrecht Dürer, Joyce McPherson
The King’s Book, Louise A. Vernon
A Piece of the Mountain: The story of Blaise Pascal, Joyce McPherson
Amazing Leonard daVinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Maxine Anderson
Michelangelo, Diane Stanley
John Bunyan: Tinker of Bedford, William Deal
The Ocean of Truth: The story of Sir Isaac Newton, Joyce McPherson
Bard of Avon, Diane Stanley
I, Juan de Parejà, Borton & de Trevino
Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek: First to see microscopic life, Lisa Yount
Carl Linnaeus: Father of classification, Margaret J. Anderson

American History:
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Annie Oakley: Young markswoman, Ellen J Wilson
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!, Jean Fritz
Hear that Train Whistle Blow!: How the railroad changed the world, Milton Meltzer
Helen Keller, Margaret Davidson
Henry Ford: Young man with ideas, Hazel Aird
Heroes of Progress, Eva March Tappan
Immigrant Kids, Russell Freedman
Jenny of the Tetons, Kristiana Gregory
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A biography, William Anderson
Old-Fashioned Farm Life, Peter Cousins
Statue of Liberty: Beacon of promise, L.E. Bond

Grade 6
World History:
Florence Nightingale: God's servant at the battlefield, David Collins
Growth of the British Empire, M.B. Synge
Amy Carmichael: Let the little children come, Lois Hoadley Dick
Hiding Place, Corry Ten Boom
Story of David Livingstone, Vautier Golding
Lawrence of Arabia, Alistair Maclean
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr
Struggle for Sea Power, M.B. Synge
William Wilberforce the Freedom Fighter, Derick Bingham
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Eric Liddel: Something greater than gold, Janet Benge
Winged Watchman, Hilda Van Stockum

American History:
Children of the Dust Bowl, Jerry Stanley
The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won, Stephen Ambrose Rascal,
Sterling North Titanic Tragedy, Vincent McDonnell
Amelia Earhart: Flying solo, John Burke
Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic, Paul Rink
Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for social justice, Ann Weil
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor
John F. Kennedy: Voice of hope, Marie Hodge
Miracles on Maple Hill, Virginia Sorenson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Russell Freedman
I Have a Dream: The story of Martin Luther King, Margaret Davidson
The Watson's Go to Birmingham—1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
The Yanks Are Coming: The United States in the First World War, Albert Marrin

Grade 7
World History:
The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor
The Story of Rome by Mary Macgregor
Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan
The Story of the Middle Ages by Samuel B. Harding

American History:
This Country of Ours by H.E. Marshall
George Washington by Laurie Calkhoven
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A Hiroty of the US by Joy Hakim

Grade 8
World History:
Our Empire Story by Marshall

American History:
The Country of Ours by Marshall
A History of US by Joy Hakim

HIGHER UP FURTHER IN
World History: Child's History of the World
US History: This Country of Ours

1st yr- World History Overview (Ancients, Creation-100BC)


American History (Exploring America, Colonies)

2nd yr- World History Overview (Middle Ages, 50BC-AD1500)


American History (Revolutionary War)

3rd yr- World History Overview (Renaissance/Reformation/Revolutions,1500-1920)


American History (Pioneers, Civil War, Native American Indians)

4th yr- World History and American History Merge (Modern History, 1920-2000)
British History

5th yr- Non-European Continents and Cultures


British History
6th yr- World History in Depth (Ancients, Creation-AD500)

7th yr- World History in Depth (Middle Ages 500-1400)

8th yr- World History in Depth (Renaissance/Reformation/Exploration 1400-1600)

9th yr- World History in Depth (American & French Revolutions 1700-1800)

10th yr- World History in Depth (American Civil War, Victorian Age 1800-1900)

11th yr- World History in Depth (Modern History 1900-today)

Preschool: History/Geography (Holidays, Traditions, Various countries and cultures)

Basic List:
History Stories for Children by Dr. John W. Wayland
Living Long Ago
This is the Star by Joyce Dunbar
The Christmas Story by Jane Werner
Use a children's picture Bible OR various Bible story books(avoid cartoon characters)
The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola
Over the River and Through the Woods illus. by John Steven Gurney
Winter Days in the Big Woods adapted from the Little House Books by Laura I. Wilder, illus.by Renee Graef
Christmas in the Big Woods adapted from the Little House Books by Laura I. Wilder, illus. by Renee Graef
The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern OR The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dagliesh

YEAR 1: American History (Explorers - Pilgrims 1629 )


Main Text: This Country Of Ours by H.E. Marshall (use for three yrs)
(keep a notebook)

Some good, brief books you may want to read with This Country of Ours:
*Leif the Lucky by D’Aulaire (or just read the chapter in TCOO)
**A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
***Pocohontas by D’Aulaire (or just read the chapter in TCOO)
***Squanto, Friend of Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla
***If you Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern-optional

World History (Ancients 5000BC-400AD):


Main Text: Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer
(you may wish to edit the first few chapters)
Ancient World (Usborne World History) by Fiona Chandler
*Life in the Great Ice Age by Michael Oard
*Pharaohs and Pyramids by T. Allen and Wingate
*Tut's Mummy Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly
**The Trojan Horse by Emily Little

Other optional recommended books and resources you may wish to use:
Ancient Egypt Activity Book by Robyn Hamilton (craft and project ideas)
Egyptian Treasure Chest by James Putnam (includes games and maps)
The Matzah that Papa brought Home Fran Manushkin (Passover)
DK Great Wonders of the World by Russell Ash

YEAR 2: American History (Colonial Times1629-Revolutionary War1776)


This Country Of Ours by H.E. Marshall (main text)
**If you lived at the time of the American Revolution by Moore
**Benjamin Franklin by D’Aulaire
**George Washington by D’Aulaire
**Mary Geddy's Day by Waters
**The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
**The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

World History
(Medieval/Early Renaissance 400AD -1600AD)
Child's History of the World - V.M. Hillyer (main text)
Usborne Ancient World by Fiona Chandler
(only use this if you were already using it in yr 1. The last few remaining pages will be read)
Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham
**Viking Tales by Hall (beginning in wk 16)
***Marco Polo by Graves
***Joan of Arc by Stanley
***A Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Other optional recommended reading:


Aladdin by Carrick
William Tell by Early
Handicraft- Stained glass project idea (goes with Gothic era studied this year)

Year 3
American History
(Revolution1776 - WWI 1917)
Main Text: This Country Of Ours by H.E. Marshall (ends at 1917)
*Caddie Woodlawn by Brink
*Lewis and Clark Expedition –Landmark by Richard L Neuberger and Winold Reiss
or Of Courage Undaunted by Daugherty (one option)
* **Carry On, Mr Bowditch
** Children’s Book of America by Bennett and Hague
**If you Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann Mcgovern and George Ulrich
**Harriet Tubman, Wanted Dead or Alive!
**Daily Life on a Southern Plantation by Paul Erickson
***Buffalo Bill by Ingri D'Aulaire
***The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
***Out of Darkness: Louis Braille

World History
(Renaissance - eve of WW1)
Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer
***Children's History of the 20th Century (DK Millennium) by DK Publishing
(How we use this book)

Biographies:
*Michelangelo by Diane Stanley (3 wks)
*Shakespeare, Bard of Avon by Stanley (9 wks)
*Tyndale,The Bible Smuggler by Vernon

Geography
*Seabird by Holling C. Holling
**Seterra online free Geography drills or Geosafari
***Tree in the Trail by Holling C Holling

Year 4
English History
Main Text: An Island Story by H. Marshall (1st half)
**The Little Duke by Yonge

World History
(AD 1917- Present)
Children’s History of the 20th Century (DK Millennium) by DK,Inc.
(parent should become familiar with this book-some controversial issues)
Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer (ch82-91)
Story of the World Vol 4 by Susan Wise Bauer
*Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
*Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
*Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse (you may wish to edit)
*The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig RA (you may wish to edit)
*Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor RA
**Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
**Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp RA
Great Escapes from World War II by Sullivan (optional)

Geography
Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World- OOP
(or Planet Earth by Tiner or Voskamp's Explore His Earth)
Minn on the Mississippi by Holling
Wall map. Children fill in and color individual maps of places studied.
Seterra Map drills 10 minutes weekly (free online geography program)
Geography Songs by www.audiomemory.com - North, South America, Europe
RISK World War II Game or Axis and Allies game (optional)

Year 5
English History
Main Text: An Island Story by H. Marshall (2nd half)
Unknown to History: The Captivity of Mary, Queen of Scotland by C. Yonge

Non-Western Cultures
You may wish to study some of the countries in more detail using an encyclopedia. (www.infoplease.com is one online
option)
Teach your student to outline using some of the articles.
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
India: The People by Bobbie Kalman
Russia: The People and/or The Culture
Peter the Great by Diane Stanley
Faces: Australia Through Time by Cobblestone publ. (or any good, brief book about Australia)
The Mongols by Robert Nicholson
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg

Historical Tales:
Island of the Blue Dolphins by O'Dell
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Hordes – A Landmark bk by Lamb
Land I Lost, The by Nhuong
Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories by Smith
Star of Light by St. John
House of Sixty Fathers by DeJong
Journey to Jo'burg by Naidoo
Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Carpenter
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Lewis

Optional: (more wonderful books for the voracious reader)


A Single Shard by Park
King of the Wind by Henry
Big Wave, The by Buck
Sadako and the1000 Paper Cranes by Coerr
Shadow Spinner by Fletcher
Call it Courage by Sperry
Biographies:
Eric Liddell by by Janet Benge
William Carey: Obliged to Go by Janet Benge
Teresa of Calcutta by D. Jeanene Watson
God's Adventurer: Hudson Taylor by Phyllis Thompson
Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems by Janet Benge
Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar by Janet Benge
Optional:
And the Word Came with Power by Joanne Shetler, Patricia Purvis
Escape to the Jungle: Stories of Missionary Experiences by SIM international
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Yates
Gandhi, Peaceful Warrior by Bains
Citizenship
RA Plutarch's Lives-various translations. Choose one life per term. Poplicola is a good beginning life. Then go in order
from there. Use Anne White’s study notes from the Ambleside site.
OR read Weston's slightly abridged version.

Geography
World Atlas and Wall map.
Seterra
Geography Songs by http://www.audiomemory.com/
Children label and color individual maps of countries studied and their major landmarks. http://www.enchantedlearning/
Book of Marvels: The Orient by Halliburton
*Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (we recommend parent RA first few wks)
***Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (we recommend parent RA first few wks)

Year 6
World History
Oxford First Ancient History by Roy Burell (currently difficult to find at affordable prices. This can be omitted if necessary.)
Keep a Book of the Centuries (see notes on method)

Egypt
*Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Ann Payne
*Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Green
*The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone by James Cross Giblin
*The Cat of the Bubastes by G. A. Henty

Greece
**The Story of the Greeks by H.A. Guerber
** ***Tales of Troy and Greece by Lang
**Hittite Warrior by Joanne S. Williamson

Rome
*** The Story of the Romans by Guerber
** ***Augustus Caesar’s World by Foster (proofread and discuss. Excellent book, but some anti-Christian bias in places)
*** Joel, A Boy from Galilee by Annie Fellows Johnston and Mark A. Hamby

Recommended Movies: The Ten Commandments, The Robe, Ben Hur, The Hobbit, and Spartacus (edit)
***Ben Hur by Lew Wallace and/or the movie (optional)

Citizenship:
Plutarch's Lives – Read aloud one life per term with a parent and use Anne’s Notes at Amblesideonline.
or
the student can read a slightly easier version of Plutarch on his own called
Plutarch's Lives by W.H. Weston, Illustrated by W. Rainey

(we alternate each term between Shakespeare and Plutarch)

Geography
World Wall Map –track places Halliburton visited
* **Book of Marvels: The Occident by Halliburton (view color pictures of places)
** ***Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Bible Atlas- Use Bible atlas while reading about the ancient world
Seterra Map Drills

A GENTLE FEAST
The Green Year: American/British 1000-1650; Ancients: Early Civilizations/Egyptians
The White Year: American/British 1650-1803; Ancients: Greeks
The Red Year: American/British 1804-1900; Ancients: Romans
The Blue Year: American/British 1900-Present; Ancients: Early Middle Ages

WILDWOOD
Form 1: America

American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne. (selections)


John Henry by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
America First by Lawton Evans (selections)
Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (wild west)
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d’Aulaire
OR
Escape North: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling (Step Into Reading Level 4) (Civil War)
The Story of George Washington Carverby Eva Moore
OR
Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson (early 1900s)

Geography:
Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill
Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford
OR
Trapped by the Ice! Shackleton’s Amazing Antarctic Adventure by Michael McCurdy
Marco Polo by Demi
Adventures of the Treasure Fleet by Ann Martin Bowler (Zheng He)
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef by Nico Medina

FORM 2 : America and British

Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
A Picturesque Tale of Progress by Olivia Beaupre Miller
The Story of Britain: From the Norman Conquest to the European Union by Patrick Dillon
The Landmark History of the American People by Daniel J Boorstin,
Streams of History Ancient Greece by Ellwood Kemp (Yesterday’s Classics version, edited by Lisa Ripperton)
Streams of History Ancient Rome by Ellwood Kemp (Yesterday’s Classics version, edited by Lisa Ripperton)

Citizenship:
Stories from the History of Rome by Mrs. Beesly
Plutarch's Lives
The Young Citizen’s Reader by Paul Reinsch, updated by Lisa Ripperton
The Citizen Reader by Forster
Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman –OR– The Navajo Long Walk by Joseph Bruchac

Geography:
The Wonderful Adventure of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
The Last River by John Wesley Powell
Richard Halliburton’s Marvels of the Orient

ALVEARY
Rotation 1: 800-1650 AD, 3500-550 BC (forms 2a+)
Rotation 2: 1650-1800 AD, 550-100 BC (forms 2a+)
Rotation 3:1800-1900 AD, 100 BC-350 AD (forms 2a+)
Rotation 4:1900-present, 350-800 AD (forms 2a+)

History:
Form 1B (1st grade) American – The Book of Indians by Holling C Holling
Form 1A (2nd & 3rd grade) American – Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Eggleston
Form 2B (4th grade) American – American History Stories by Mara Pratt (will have to skip certain chapters)
British History – Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall
Ancient History – The Story of the Roman People by Eva Tappan
City by David Maccaulay
Form 3 (7th & 8th grade) American – American Grows Up by Gerald Johnson
Western Civization – The Story of Mankind by Henrick Van Loon
Citizenship:
Form 2B (4th grade) – Stories from the History of Rome by Emily Beesly
Form 2A & 3 (5th - 8th grade) – The Young Citizen's Reader by Paul Reinsch (selections)
The Plutarh Project by Anne White
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Form 5 (9th grade) – Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
The Things of Earth (Rigney)
The American Spirit by David McCullough
Plutarch Project by Anne White
The American Patriots' Handbook
Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children's
Polybius: Rome at the End of the Punic Wars

Geography:
Form 1B (1st grade) – Elementary Geography by Charlotte Mason
My Amazon River Day by Kris Nesbitt
Frozen Land by Jan Reynolds
Lucia Morning in Sweden nby Ewa Rydaker
I See the Sun in Russie by Dedie King
I See in the Sun in Afghanistan by Dedie King
Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
Form 1a (2nd & 3rd grade) – Cross Country Geography for Children by Paul Hanna
Form 2b & 2A (4th - 6th grade) – Our Big World by Barrows, Parker, and Sorenson
Form 3 (7th and 8th grade) Fifty States: Every Question Answered by Lori Baird

Historical Fiction:
Form 2B (4th grade) – Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
When Will This Cruel War by Over by Barry Denenberg
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Robinet
Form 2A (5th & 6th grade) - Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Tunder Rolling in the Mountains by Scott O'Dell
Form 3 (7th & 8th grade) – Young People's Story of American Literature by Whitcomb
The Spy by James Fennimore Cooper

TRUTHQUEST
** PLEASE NOTE that TruthQuest History does not require the use of any "spine" resources, as innumerable topic-
specific books, such as can be found at a library, are cited in each section of the TruthQuest History guides. However, we
have been asked to also include pertinent citations to the most popular "spine" resources (so-called because they provide
thorough, narrative coverage of the entire period) by families who enjoy having a "spine" on hand for times when they are
unable to find topic-specific resources. **

Because there are varying editions of some "spine" resources (reference books) cited in TruthQuest History, we have
been asked by those who choose to use spines (they are not "required") to give detailed information about the actual
edition used in creating TQH's citations.

Book of the Ancient Greeks, by Dorothy Mills (Putnam, 1925)


Book of the Ancient Romans, by Dorothy Mills (Putnam, 1927)
Child's History of Art, by V.M. Hillyer (Appleton, 1951)
Child's History of the World, by V.M. Hillyer (Appleton-Century, 1924)
From Sea to Shining Sea for Children, (Revell, 1993)
Greenleaf's Famous Men of Greece, edited by the Shearers (Greenleaf, 1989)
Greenleaf's Famous Men of Rome, edited by the Shearers (Greenleaf, 1989)
Greenleaf's Famous Men of the Middle Ages, by Shearers (Greenleaf, 1992)
Greenleaf's Famous Men of the Renaissance…, by Rob Shearer (Greenleaf, 2000)
Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Frederick Stokes, 1920)
Light and the Glory for Children, (Revell, 1992)
Middle Ages, by Dorothy Mills (Putnam, 1935)
Renaissance and Reformation Times, by Dorothy Mills (Putnam, 1939)
Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children, (Revell, 1999)
Story of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Maranatha, 1987)
Story of the Ancient World, by C. Miller & Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2006)
Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2002)
Story of the Greeks, by H.A. Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2001)
Story of the Middle Ages, by C. Miller & Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2002)
Story of the Romans, by H.A. Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2001)
Story of the Renaissance & Reformation, by Miller & Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2004)
Story of the Thirteen Colonies, by H.A. Guerber (Nothing New Press, 2002)
Story of the World—Volume 1, by Susan Wise Bauer (Peace Hill, 2001)
Note: Some enjoy Bauer's worldwide scope, so have asked us to cite this series; others are concerned about worldview;
parental decision.
Story of the World—Volume 2, by Susan Wise Bauer (Peace Hill, 2003)
Sweet Land of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Maranatha, year unknown)
This Country of Ours, by H.E. Marshall (Doran 1917)

Beginnings: Creation/Old Testament/Ancients/Egypt

Truthquest Guide + various books to flesh out each time frame

Optional Spine Resources:


•Holy Bible (All ages)
•Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos (Gr. K-2)
•Genesis: A Commentary for Children, by Nancy Ganz (Gr. 3-10)(And
sequels: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)
•Story of the Ancient World, by C. Mller & H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-10)
•Genesis in Space and Time, by Francis Schaeffer (Gr. 11-12+)
•Genesis: Finding Our Roots, by Ruth Beechick (Various)(Families may do together, with children of varying
ages.)
•Greenleaf Guide to the Old Testament, by R. & C. Shearer (Various)(Families may do together, with children of
varying ages.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World: Volume I, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Streams of Civilization: Volume One, by Mary Stanton & Albert Hyma (Gr. 9-12)

Ancient Greece:

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Greeks, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 4-9)(This can serve students through Grade 12 because the coverage
is thorough and it is easy to find/purchase.)
•Book of the Ancient Greeks, by Dorothy Mills (Gr. 6-12)
•The Greeks, by Isaac Asimov (Gr. 8-12)(Asimov's history book is thorough, interesting, and somehow useful, in
spite of his beliefs.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global scope; others
concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Greenleaf's Famous Men of Greece, edited by R. & C. Shearer (Gr. 3-7)(Collection of brief biographies, some on
persons rarely covered elsewhere.)

Ancient Rome:

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Romans, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 4-8)(This can serve students through Grade 12 because the coverage
is thorough and it is easy to find/purchase.)
•The Romans, by Alfred Duggan [commonly found used] (Gr. 5-12)
•Book of the Ancient Romans, by Dorothy Mills (Gr. 6-12)
•Roman Republic and Roman Empire, by Isaac Asimov (Gr. 8-12)(Asimov's history books are thorough,
interesting, and somehow useful, in spite of his beliefs.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global scope; others
concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Greenleaf's Famous Men of Rome, edited by R. & C. Shearer (Gr. 3-7)(Collection of brief biographies, some on
persons rarely covered elsewhere.)
•An Island Story, by H.E. Marshall [for topics relating to Roman Britain] (Gr. 3-8)
•Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Richard Hannula (Gr. 5-12)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended! It will also thus be cited throughout the
remainder of the TruthQuest History series. The video series is in many church libraries.)

Middle Ages:

Optional Spine Resources:


•An Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)(This covers England's history, a focus of study during the Middle
Ages.)
•Story of the Middle Ages, by Christine Miller & H.A. Guerber (Gr. 4-8)(This can serve students through Grade 12
because the coverage is thorough and it is easy to find/purchase.)
•The Middle Ages, by Dorothy Mills (Gr. 6-12)
•Story of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Gr. 6-12)(Only the first chapter or two are cited in this Middle Ages guide, but
the remainder is cited in our succeeding guide on the Renaissance/Reformation.)
•Dark Ages, by Isaac Asimov (Gr. 8-12)(Asimov's history book is thorough, interesting, and somehow useful, in
spite of his beliefs.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World: Volume 2, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Greenleaf's Famous Men of the Middle Ages, by R. & C. Shearer (Gr. 3-7)(Collection of brief biographies, some
on persons rarely covered elsewhere.)
•Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Richard Hannula (Gr. 5-12)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended! It will also thus be cited throughout the
remainder of the TruthQuest History series. The video series is in many church libraries.)

Renaissance/Reformation:

Optional Spine Resources:


•Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)(This covers England's history, a focus of study during the Ren/Ref.)
•Story of the Renaissance and Reformation, by Christine Miller & H.A. Guerber (Gr. 4-8)(This can serve students
through Grade 12 because the coverage is thorough and it is easy to find/purchase.)
•Renaissance and Reformation Times, by Dorothy Mills (Gr. 6-12)
•Story of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Gr. 6-12)(Very important ideas are shared in this book.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Light and the Glory for Children, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 1-5)(Some enjoy this book's attempt to
see God's hand in U.S. history; others do not. Only the chapter on Columbus is cited in this guide; the remaining
chapters will be cited in succeeding TruthQuest History guides.)
•Story of the World: Volume 2 & 3, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Story of the Thirteen Colonies, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)(This covers United States history, so only early
chapters on exploration are cited here. Listed as a 'comprehensive spine' in succeeding TruthQuest
History guides, when US history is a key focus.)
•Greenleaf's Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, by R. Shearer (Gr. 3-8)(Collection of brief
biographies, some on persons rarely covered elsewhere.)
•This Country of Ours, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)(This covers United States history, so only early chapters on
exploration are cited here. Listed as a 'comprehensive spine' in succeeding TruthQuest History guides, when US
history is a key focus.)
•Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Richard Hannula (Gr. 5-12)
•Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 6-12)(Some families greatly enjoy books by Peter
Marshall; others do not. Only the chapters on Columbus are cited in this guide; remaining chapters will be cited in
succeeding TruthQuest History guides.)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended! It will also thus be cited throughout the
remainder of the TruthQuest History series. The video series is in many church libraries.)

Age of Revolution 1 (US/Europe 1600-1800)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Thirteen Colonies and Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours and Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
•Story of Liberty and Sweet Land of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Gr. 6-12)(The last chapter or two of Story of
Liberty are cited in this guide; the other chapters were cited in preceding guides. It is not necessary to purchase
the book if using it for just these two chapters, though it has powerful things to say about the preceding period.
The sequel, Sweet Land of Liberty, is not as important to read, as it focuses more on the narrative coverage that is
available through other sources.)
•Basic History of the United States: Volume 1 & 2, by Clarence Carson (Gr. 12+)(This contains important ideas,
but is a challenging read for all but advanced students.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Light and the Glory for Children and From Sea to Shining Sea for Children, by Peter Marshall & David (Gr. 1-5)
(Some enjoy this book's attempt to see God's hand in history; others do not.)
•Story of the World: Volume 3, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Richard Hannula (Gr. 5-12)
•Light and the Glory and From Sea to Shining Sea, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 6-12)(Some enjoy this
book's attempt to see God's hand in history; others do not.)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended! It will also thus be cited throughout the
remainder of the TruthQuest History series. The video series is in many church libraries.)

Age of Revolution 2 (US/Europe 1800-1865)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours and Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
•Sweet Land of Liberty, by Charles Coffin (Gr. 6-12)(While Story of Liberty was highly recommend, Sweet Land of
Liberty does not have special significance, and other narrative resources may be preferred. The hardback reprint
uses the original title: Old Times in the Colonies.)
•Basic History of the United States: Vol. 2 & 3, by Clarence Carson (Gr. 12+)(This contains important ideas, but is
a challenging read for all but advanced students.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•From Sea to Shining Sea for Children and Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children, by Peter Marshall & David
Manuel (Gr. 1-5)(Some appreciate this book's attempt to see God's hand in history; others do not. Strongly
northern point of view in regard to Civil War issues.)
•Story of the World: Volume 3, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Richard Hannula (Gr. 5-12)
•From Sea to Shining Sea and Sounding Forth the Trumpet, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 6-12)(Some
appreciate this book's attempt to see God's hand in history; others do not. Strongly northern point of view in
regard to Civil War issues.)
•Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave, by Dave Breese (Gr. 8-12)(This book contains some very
important insights, and will be cited in the succeeding TruthQuest History guide as well.)
•History Through the Eyes of Faith, by Ronald Wells (Gr. 9-12)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended! It will also thus be cited throughout the
remainder of the TruthQuest History series. The video series is in many church libraries.)
Age of Revolution 3 (US/Europe 1865-2000)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours and Island Story, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
•Basic History of the United States: Volumes 3-6, by Clarence Carson (Gr. 12+)(This contains important ideas, but
is a challenging read for all but advanced students.)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World: Volume 4, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
•Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave, by Dave Breese (Gr. 8-12)(This book contains some very
important insights!)
•History Through the Eyes of Faith, by Ronald Wells (Gr. 9-12)
•How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer [book or video format] (Gr. 9-12)(One of the most important
resources you will ever use! Highly significant and highly recommended!)

American History for Young Students 1 (Exploration – 1800)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Thirteen Colonies and Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
General resources, which either: 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•From Sea to Shining Sea for Children, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 1-5)(Some appreciate this book's
attempt to see God in history, others do not.)
•Light and the Glory for Children, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 1-5)(Some appreciate this book's attempt
to see God in history, others do not.)
•Story of the World: Volume 3, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)
Supplemental reading for parents, if desired:
•The Story of Liberty, by Charles Coffin(Points out the powerful link between spiritual and political principles.)
•The Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel(For those who like this book's attempt to see God's
hand in history, this is the adult version.)

American History for Young Students 2 (1800 - 1865)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
General resources, which either 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•From Sea to Shining Sea for Children, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 1-5) Some appreciate this book's
attempt to see God in history, others do not.
•Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children, by Peter Marshall & David Manuel (Gr. 1-5) Some appreciate this
book's attempt to see God in history, others do not.
•Story of the World, Volume 3, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)

American History for Young Students 3 (1865 - 2000)

Optional Spine Resources:


•Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Guerber (Gr. 3-7)
•This Country of Ours, by H.E. Marshall (Gr. 3-8)
General resources, which either 1) cover world history by making key points about multiple periods or by offering a brief
summary of each, or 2) discuss selected events of significance in the period:
•Story of the World: Volume 4, by Susan Wise Bauer (Gr. 3-6)(We've been asked to cite this due to its global
scope; others concerned about worldview; let Scripture reign.)

MEMORIA PRESS
CLASSICAL STUDIES

Year 1: D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths


Year 2: Famous Men of Rome
Year 3: Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Year 4: Famous Men of Greece, The Trojan War, and Horatius at the Bridge
Year 5*: Iliad, Odyssey, and The Book of the Ancient Greeks
Year 6: The Aeneid and The Book of the Ancient Romans
Year 7: Greek Plays (Euripedes, Sophocles, and Aeschylus)
Year 8: The Divine Comedy (Dante)

AMERICAN & MODERN STUDIES

Grade 2: Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston


Grade 4: Famous Men of Rome by John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland
Grade 5: Famous Men of Rome by John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland
Grade 6: Famous Men of Modern Times by John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland
Grade 7: Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by H.A. Guerber
The Story of the World, Vol 4
Grade 8: The Book of the Ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills
The Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills
Grades 9-12: A Concise History of the American Republic
Grade 9: The Book of Ancient Romans by Dorothy Mills
The Book of the Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills
The Story of Christianity by Rowan Williams

LITERATURE

Grade 1
Miss Rumphius
Winter on the Farm
Christmas in the Bog Woods
Stone Soup
The Little House
Billy and Blaze
The Story about Ping
Keep the Light Burning, Abbie
Blaze and the Forest Fire
Make Way for Ducklings
Caps for Sale
Frog and Toad are Friends
Little Bear

Grade 2
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Little House in the Big Woods
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Prairie School
Animal Folk Tales of America

Grade 3
Farmer Boy
Charlotte's Web
A Bear Called Paddington
Mr. Popper's Penguins
D'Aulaires' Greek Myths
Leif the Lucky
Meet Christopher Columbus
Pocahontas
The Cabin Faced West
Meet George Washington
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Daniel Boone
Meet Thomas Jefferson
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
Benjamin Franklin
Meet Abraham Lincoln
Clara Barton
Riding the Pony Express
Helen Keller
Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Penny’s Worth of Character

Grade 4
Homer Price
The Blue Fairy Book
Dangerous Journey
The Cricket in Times Square
Ben and Me
Mr. Revere and I
Liberty: How the Revolutionary War Began
Louisa May Alcott
Hiawatha
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
The Sign of the Beaver
Molly Pitcher
The Wright Brothers
Caddie Woodlawn

Grade 5
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Heidi
Lassie Come Home
The Landing of the Pilgrims
Madeleine Takes Command
The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
The American Revolution
Guns for General Washington
Calico Bush
Stowaway

Grade 6
Indian Captive
Poor Richard
Chains
Johnny Tremain
Gettysburg
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Adam of the Road
The Door in the Wall
Robin Hood
King Arthur
Grrade 7
The Bronze Bow
Anne of Green Gables
The Hobbit
The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge

Grade 8
Treasure Island
The Wind in the Willows
As You Like It
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Iliad
The Odyssey

Grade 9
Beowulf
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
Canterbury Tales
Henry V
The Aeneid

Grade 10
Scarlet Letter
Julius Caesar
To Kill A Mockingbird
Romeo and Juliet
Three Theban Plays by Sophocles
Medea and Other Plays by Euripides
The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus

OAK MEADOW

BIBLIOPLAN
YEAR ONE: ANCIENTS (CREATION TO FALL OF ROME)

OPTIONAL SPINES:
Famous Men of Greece
Famous Men of Rome
Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
Streams of Civilization, Volume 1
The Cultural Atlas Series: Ancient Greece
The Cultural Atlas Series: Ancient Rome
The Cultural Atlas Series: First Civilizations
The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature
The Mystery of History, Volume 1: Creation to the Resurrection
The Mystery of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 1, Ancient Times
Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History
Victor Journey through the Bible

Grades K-2
A Ram for Isaac, Ginny Merritt K-2
Abraham Trusts God, Jennifer Holder K-2
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Carolyn Larsen K-2
Abraham, Sarah and Isaac (Bader) K-2
Adam and Eve in the Garden (Pulley) K-2
Alexander the Great, Andrew Langley K-2
Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter, Ytreeide K-2, 3+
Anansi the Spider, Gerald McDermott K-2
Ancient Rome, (Kingfisher Reader) Philip Steele K-2
Arch Books Bible Stories: God’s Fire for Elijah K-2, 3+
Archaeologists Dig for Clues, Duke K-2, 3+
Benjamin’s Sling, Eileen Berry K-2
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile (DePaola) K-2
City (Macaulay) K-2, 3+
Daniel & the Lions’ Den, Beverly Capps Burgess K-2
Daniel and the Tattletales (Jones) K-2
David and Goliath (Marzollo) K-2, 3+
Dinosaurs for Kids, Ken Ham K-2, 3+
DK Readers: The Story of Chocolate, C.J. Polin K-2
Esther, The Brave Queen, Carine MacKenzie K-2
Fun with Roman Numerals, David A. Adler K-2
G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet Brad Herzog K-2
Gilgamesh the King K-2, 3+, 5+
Isaac Blesses Jacob and Esau (Hovland) K-2, 3+
Island of the Minotaur, Sheldon Oberman K-2, 3+
Jacob’s Dream (Arch Books) K-2, 3+
Jesus Is Coming Back (Anderson) K-2
Jesus, Dan Larsen K-2
John the Baptist, Mark Ammerman K-2
Jonah and the Very Big Fish, Sara Fletcher K-2, 3+
Joseph: God’s Dreamer (MacKenzie Carine) K-2
Joshua: The Brave Leader, Carine Mackenzie K-2, 3+
Journeys of Adventure: Story of Paul (Carine)K-2,3+
King Josiah and God’s Book (Nelson) K-2, 3+
Life in Ancient Athens (Shuter) K-2, 3+
Little Pear, Eleanor Frances Lattimore K-2
Moses, James Shott K-2
Nehemiah-Builder for God, Neil H. Ross K-2
Noah’s Ark ( Spier) K-2
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Demi) K-2, 3+
P is for Passover, Tonya Lee Stone K-2
Paul, Dan Larsen K-2, 3+
Pegasus, Marianna Mayer K-2, 3+
Pepi and the Secret Names, Jill Paton Walsh K-2
Pompeii: Buried Alive (Kundhardt) K-2
Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story, Niki Daly K-2
Pyramid (Macaulay) K-2, 3+
Rome Antics (Macaulay) K-2, 3+
Romulus and Remus, Anne Rockwell K-2
Song of Creation, Paul Gobel K-2, 3+
Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale (Hunt) K-2, 3+
Temple Cat (Clements) K-2
The Aesop for Children (Winter) K-2, 3+, 5+
The Coat of Many Colors (Koralek) K-2
The Fiery Furnace (Busch) K-2
The Great Wall of China (Fisher) K-2, 3+
The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story (Tevkah) K-2
The Indus Valley Jane Shuter K-2, 3+
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (Lasky) K-2, 3
The Merchant and the Thief, Ravi Zacharias K-2
The Moses Basket (Koralek) K-2, 3+
The Other Wise Man (Kennedy) K-2, 3+, 5+
The Praying Prince: The Story of Daniel, MacKenzie K-2, 3+
The Tower of Babel (Clanin) K-2, 3+
The Tower of Babel (Greengard) K-2, 3+
The Trojan Horse (Little) K-2, 3+
The True Story of Noah’s Ark, Dooley K-2
The Very First Christians (Maier and Ordaz) K-2, 3+
Tut’s Mummy Lost and Found (Donnelly) K-2, 3+
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? (Ellis) K-2, 3+
Wise Words: Family Stories… Proverbs K-2, 3+, 5+
You Wouldn’t Want … Assyrian Soldier, Matthews K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want … Tutankhamen! Stewart K-2, 3+, 5+
You Wouldn’t Want …. Builder, Morley K-2, 3+, 5+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Greek Athlete, Ford K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Soldier, David Stewart K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Sumerian Slave, Morley K-2, 3+, 5+
You Wouldn’t Want to Be in Alexander…, Morley K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to Cleopatra, Jim Pipe K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to live in Pompeii, David Salariya K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to Work …. China, Morley, K-2, 3+
Zerubbabel Rebuilds the Temple, Larry Burgdorf K-2
Zomo the Rabbit, McDermott K-2
Grades 3 - 5
A Cry from Egypt, Hope Auer 3+, 5+
A Stand at Sinai, Hope Auer 3+, 5+ (Fall 2014)
A Triumph for Flavius, Snedeker, Caroline Dale 3+
Abraham: God’s Brave Explorer (Arthur) 3+, 5+
Abraham’s Family: A Man of Faith (Morris) 3+, 5+
Adara, Beatrice Gormley 3+, 5+
Africa (Petersen) 3+
Aladdin & the Other Tales (Harvey) 3+, 5+
Alexander the Great (Green) 3+, 5+
Barbarians, Steven Kroll 3+
Cleopatra, Diane Stanley 3+
Daniel: Prophet of Dreams, Tommy Bryant 3+
Detectives in Togas (Winterfield) 3+, 5+
Discovering Jesus in Exodus (Hunt) 3+
Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht 3+, 5+
Extreme Adventures with God: Isaac, Esau, Jacob 3+, 5+
Forbidden Gates, Denise Williamson 3+
Gilgamesh the Hero, Geraldine McCaughrean 3+
God’s Miracle Man: The Story of Elijah, Carine 3+
Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler (Mayfield) 3+, 5+
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Myths (Evslin) 3+, 5+
It Couldn’t Just Happen (Richards) 3+, 5+
Joel: A Boy of Galilee, Annie Fellows Johnston 3+, 5+
Joseph: God’s Super Hero (Arthur) 3+, 5+
Kingfisher Epics: The Iliad, Homer 3+, 5+
Kingfisher Epics: The Odyssey, Homer 3+, 5+
Out of Darkness, Alicia Petersen 3+
Polycarp: Crown of Fire, William Chad Newsome 3+, 5+
Pompeii: Lost and Found, Mary Pope Osborne 3+
Roman Diary, Platt 3+
Sarah and Abraham: The Wonderful Promise (Carine) 3+
Star of Light, Patricia St. John 3+, 5+
Tales of Ancient Egypt, Robert Lancelyn Green 3+, 5+
The Aeneid for Boys and Girls (Church) 3+, 5+
The Ballad of Mulan, Song Nan Zhang 3+
Timna (Travis) 3+, 5+
Tirzah (Travis) 3+, 5+
Twenty Jataka Tales, Noor Inayat Khan 3+
Twice Freed (St. John) 3+, 5+
Victory on the Walls: Story of Nehemiah (Hyman) 3+, 5+
Where I Belong, Rebecca Kenney 3+
Wrong Way Jonah (Arthur and Domeij) 3+, 5+
You’re a Brave Man Daniel (Arthur and Arndt) 3+, 5+
Grades 5 - 8
Attila the Hun, Sean Stewart Price 5+
Ben Hur, Lew Wallace 5+
Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion 5+, 7/8+
Caesar’s Gallic War, Olivia Coolridge 5+, 7/8+
Chronicles Of Faith – Elijah, Susan Martins Miller 5+
Daniel, Out of the Mouths of Lions, Ronald Simonson 5+, 7/8+
Daniel: Prophet of Dreams, Tommy Bryant 5+
Folktales from India, A.K. Ramanujan 5+
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Bendick) 5+
Gilgamesh, David Ferry 5+
Herodotus and the Road to History, Jeanne Bendick 5+
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (McGraw) 5+, 7/8+
Shadow Hawk (Norton) 5+, 7/8+
Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, Frances Carpenter 5+
Tales of Ancient Egypt, Robert Lancelyn Green 5+, 7/8+
The Ancient Chinese (Schomp) 5+
The Beautiful Stories of Life (Rylant) 5+
The Children’s Homer (Colum) 5+
The Father of Israel: Trusting God’s Promise (MacArthur) 5+
The Forgotten Daughter, Caroline Dale Snedeker 5+, 7/8+
The Fugitive King (Handford) 5+, 7/8+
The Golden Fleece (Colum) 5+, 7/8+
The New Answer Book 1 (Ham)
The Outcast, Rosemary Sutcliff 5+, 7/8+
The Passover Journey: A Seder Companion (Goldin) 5+
The Silk Route: 7000 Miles of History (Major) 5+
The Spartan (Snedeker) 5+, 7/8+
The Tale of Troy, Roger Lancelyn Green 5+, 7/8+
The Young Carthaginian, G.A. Henty 5+, 7/8+
The Young Reader's Shakespeare: Caesar, McKeown 5+
Theras and His Town (Snedeker) 5+, 7/8+
Grades 8 - 12
A Case for a Creator, Strobel
Acts 1-12 and Acts13-28, MacArthur New Testament Commentary
Ancient Egypt, Silverman
Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare
Ben Hur, Wallace
Beyond the Desert Gate, Mary Ray
Daniel: Out of the Mouths of Lions
Daniel: Through the Bible, Vernon McGee
Eye of the Oracle, Davis
Feasts of Adonai
Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature
Histories, Herodotus
Ides of April, Ray
Julius Caesar Novel Units Student Packet
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
Life Lessons: The Gospel of John, Max Lucado
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Masada: The Last Fortress, Miklowitz
Mythology, Hamilton
Our Young Folk’s Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews…
Paradise Lost, Christian Guides to the Classics
Paradise Lost, Milton
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Payne
Shepherd's Notes: Job
The Aeneid Memoria Press Study Guides
The Aeneid, Vergil (translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
The Book of Acts
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Genesis
The Book of Job
The Book of John
The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses, Davies
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Nancy Sandars, Translator
The Flames of Rome, Maier
The Gifts of the Jews, Cahill
The Iliad, Homer
The Iliad, Memoria Press Study Guide
The Odyssey, Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature
The Odyssey, Homer (translated by Lombardo)
The Odyssey, Memoria Press Study Guide
The Republic, Plato
The Republic: A Reader’s Guide, Luke Purshouse
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles (Translated by
Robert Fagles)
The Three Theban Plays: Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature
The Well of Sacrifice, Eboch
These Were the Greeks, Amos and Lang
Till We Have Faces, Lewis
Family Read-Alouds
(RA) Adam and His Kin (Beechick)
(RA) Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick)
(RA) Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)
(RA) D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (D’Aulaire)
(RA) God King (Williamson)
(RA) Hittite Warrior (Williamson)
(RA) The Bronze Bow (Speare)
(RA) The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Henty)
(RA) The Eagle of the Ninth (Sutcliff)
(RA) The Golden Goblet (McGraw)
(RA) The Wanderings of Odysseus (Sutcliff)
Optional: A Cry from Egypt, Hope Auer
Optional: Twenty Jataka Tales, Noor Inayat Khan
Optional: Augustus Caesar’s World, Genevieve Foster
Optional: Boy of the Pyramids
Optional: Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt
Optional: Joel: A Boy of Galilee (Johnston)
Optional: Joseph, Wildsmith
Optional: Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, Frances Carpenter
Optional: The Cat of Bubastes on Audio, Weiss
Optional: The Gift of the Magi

YEAR TWO: MEDIEVAL (FALL OF ROME TO RENAISSANCE)

OPTIONAL SPINES
Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation
Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
Monks & Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church
Rats, Bulls and Flying Machines (Deborah Prum)
Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages (Bauer)
Streams of Civilization Volumes I and II
The Mystery of History Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
The Mystery of History Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation and Growth of Nations
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History
Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History (2000/Newer)

Grades K-2
A Medieval Feast, Aliki K-2
Arabian Nights (Classic Starts Series), Martin Woodside K-2
Caedmon's Song (Ashby) K-2
Chanticleer and the Fox (Chaucer) K-2
Christopher Columbus (Krensky) K-2
Columbus (D’Aulaire) K-2, 3+
D Is for Doufu, Krach K-2
Dick Whittington and His Cat, Marcia Brown K-2
Favorite Children’s Stories from China and Tibet (Hume) K-2
Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment (MacDonald) K-2
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists Series (Venezia): Da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo,
Raphael, Pieter Bruegel K-2
Haiku on Your Shoe, Berry K-2, 3+
How to be a Roman Soldier (MacDonald) K-2, 3+
I Wonder Why Romans Wore Togas. . . (MacDonald) K-2, 3+
Ignatius of Antioch (Ferguson) K-2, 3+
Isabella of Castile, Bridges K-2, 3+
John Calvin: What is the Truth?, Catherine Mackenzie K-2
Katie Meets the Impressionists (Mayhew) K-2
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Audrey Wood K-2, 3+
Leif the Lucky (D’Aulaire) K-2, 3+
Leonardo da Vinci (Phillips) K-2
Look What Came From Africa…, Miles Harvey K-2
Look What Came from Germany (Davis) K-2, 3+
Look What Came from Russia ( Harvey) K-2, 3+
Martin Luther: A Man that Changed…(Mair) K-2, 3+
Martin Luther: What Should I do?, MacKenzie K-2
Once a Mouse (Brown) K-2, 3+
Once Upon a Time Saints (Bethlehem Books) K-2, 3+
Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland (DePaola) K-2, 3+
Peril in the Palace (Hering and McCusker) K-2, 3+, 5+
Pied Piper of Hamelin (Browning) K-2, 3+, 5+
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault K-2
Revenge of the Red Knight (Hering ) K-2, 3+, 5+
Robin Hood (Ingle) K-2
Sam Stars at Shakespeare's Globe, Pauline Francis K-2
Ship (Macaulay) K-2, 3+
Spain, Grack K-2
St. George and the Dragon (Hodges) K-2, 3+
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Peter Sís K-2
Step into the Celtic World (MacDonald) K-2
Tales from Japan K-2, 3+
The Barber Who Wanted to Pray (Sproul) K-2, 3+
The Clown of God, Tomie de Paola K-2
The Corn Grows Ripe, Rhoads K-2
The Emperor and the Kite, Yolen K-2
The King without a Shadow (Sproul) K-2, 3+
The King’s Chessboard (Birch) K-2
The Legend of St. Nicholas (Mackall) K-2, 3+
The Making of a Knight (O’Brien) K-2, 3+
The Merchant and the Thief: (Zacharias) ) K-2
The Reluctant Dragon (Grahame) K-2, 3+
The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History, Major K-2
The Story of Salt, Mark Kurlansky K-2, 3+
The Sword in the Tree (Bulla) K-2, 3+
Three in One: A Book about God (Lepley) K-2, 3+
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta K-2, 3+, 5+
Voyage with the Vikings (Hering and McCusker) K-2, 3+, 5+
What Were Castles For? (Cox) K-2
Who in the World Was The Acrobatic Empress? Phillips K-2, 3+
Who in the World Was The Forgotten Explorer, Lambert K-2
Who in the World Was The Secretive Printer? K-2
Who in the World Was The Unready King?, Clark K-2
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? (Cramer) K-2, 3+
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? (Eding) K-2
Who Were the Vikings? (Usborne)K-2, 3+
Yoshi’s Feast, Kimiko Kajikawa K-2
You Wouldn’t Want … Actor! (Morley) K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want … Columbus, Macdonald K-2
You Wouldn’t Want to … Great Wall of China! Morley K-2
You Wouldn’t Want to … Marco Polo! Morley K-2
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Crusader! Fiona Macdonald K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Medieval Knight, Macdonald K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Viking Explorer!, Langley K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be in a Medieval Dungeon! Fiona K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to Be Joan of Arc! Fiona Macdonald K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to Live in a Medieval Castle!, Morley
You Wouldn’t Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada! Malam K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral! K-2
You Wouldn’t Want… Aztec! Macdonald K-2, 3+
Grades 3 - 5
A Boy of Old Prague, Ish-Kosher 3+, 5+
A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park 3+, 5+
Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights (Smith) 3+, 5+
Along Came Galileo (Bendick) 3+, 5+
Athanasius, Simonetta Carr 3+
Augustine of Hippo, Simonetta Carr 3+
Augustine: the Farmer's Boy of Tagaste, P. De Zeeuw 3+
Ballplayers and Bonesetters, Coulter 3+, 5+
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare 3+
Beowulf the Warrior, retold by Ian Serraillier 3+
Christopher Columbus, Rhodes 3+
Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Avi 3+, 5+
Elizabeth I, The Outcast Who … Queen (Adams) 3+, 5+
Exploration in the Renaissance, Elliott 3+
Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg
From Bondage to Freedom (Leslie) 3+, 5+
From Bondage to Freedom, Emma Leslie 3+, 5+
Good Queen Bess, Stanley 3+
How to Be an Aztec Warrior, Fiona MacDonald 3+
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hugo—Classic Start Series) 3+, 5+
Ink on His Fingers (Vernon) 3+, 5+
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla (Meyer) 3+, 5+
John Calvin, Carr 3+, 5+
Lady Jane Grey (Carr) 3+, 5+
Leonardo da Vinci, Diane Stanley
Li Lun, Lad of Courage 3+
Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali (Burns) 3+
Marco Polo's Silk Purse 3+
Marguerite Makes a Book (Getty) 3+
Me Oh Maya #13 3+
Michelangelo, Diane Stanley
Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler, Conklin 3+
Mosque, David Macauley 3+
Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle 3+
Painting in the Renaissance (Renaissance World), D'Elia 3+, 5+
Pedro’s Journal (Conrad) 3+
Peril in the Palace, Marianne Hering 3+
Religion in the Renaissance (Renaissance World), Flatt 3+, 5+
Robin Hood (Gilbert—Wordsworth Children’s Classic3+, 5+
Sam Samurai, Jon Scieszka 3+
Science in the Renaissance (Renaissance World), Mullins 3+, 5+
Silk Road, Laurie Krebs 3+
Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury (Beckett) 3+, 5+
Stories from The Silk Road, Cherry Gilchrist 3+
Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts) Pyle 3+
Strangers in the Land, Louis Vernon
Tales from Africa, Arnott 3+, 5+
Tales from Arabian Nights (Lang) 3+
The Apple and the Arrow (Buff) 3+, 5+
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day, O'Dell 3+, 5+
The Man Who Laid the Egg (Vernon) 3+
The Minstrel in the Tower (Skurzyniski) 3+
The Queen’s Smuggler (Jackson) 3+, 5+
The Renaissance in Europe (Renaissance World), Elliott 3+, 5+
The Viking Adventure (Bulla) 3+, 5+
The Whipping Boy (Fleischman) 3+
The White Stag, Kate Seredy 3+, 5+
Thunderstorm in the Church (Vernon) Adv. 3+ 5+
Trapped in Tenochtitlan, Burnett 3+, 5+
Twice Freed, Patricia St. John 3+, 5+
We're Riding on a Caravan 3+
Who Was Marco Polo? (Holub) 3+
Women in the Renaissance, Huntley 3+
Grades 5 - 8
A Glorious Age in Africa, Skinner 5+
Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road, Galloway 5+, 7+
Along Came Galileo, Jeanne Bendick 5+
Anna of Byzantium (Barrett) 5+
Augustine Came to Kent (Willard)5+
Beowulf, translation by Frederick Rebsamen 5+
Bible Smuggler (Vernon) 5+, 7+
Big John’s Secret (Jewett) 5+
First Voyage to America, Columbus 5+
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village 5+
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade, Diane Wilson 5+
Inside The Reformation (Sengele) 5+
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Green) 5+
Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff 5+
Men of Iron (Pyle) 5+, 7+
Men of Iron, Pyle 5+, 7+
Morning Star of the Reformation (Thomson) 5+
Nine Days a Queen, Rinaldi 5+, 7+
Raiders from the Sea (Johnson) 5+
River of Grace: The Story of John Calvin (McPherson) 5+, 7+
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons (Cohen) 5+
Son of Charlemagne (Willard) 5+
St George for England, Henty 5+
St. George for England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers, Henty 5+
The Apprentice (Llorente) 5+
The King’s Fifth (O’Dell) 5+, 7+
The Kite Rider, McCaughrean 5+, 7+
The Last Song, Eva Wiseman 5+, 7+
The Red Keep (French) 5+, 7+
The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai, Eric Haugaard 5+, 7+
The Samurai’s Tale, Erik C. Haugaard 5+, 7+
The Shining Company (Sutcliff) 5+
The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff 5+
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (French) 5+, 7+
The World Made New, Aronson 5+
Under Drake’s Flag (Henty) 5+, 7+
Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia (Carr) 5+, 7+
Grades 8 - 12
Be Strong by Warren W. Wiersbe
Beowulf (Heaney)
Between the Forest and the Hills
Beyond the Myth: The Story of Joan of Arc (Brooks)
Bondage of the Will (Luther)
Book of Colossians
Book of Exodus
Book of Hosea
Book of Joshua
Book of Mark
Book of Philemon
Bound (Napoli)
Canterbury Tales (Chaucer)Translator: Coghill
Christian’s Pocket Guide to Buddhism (Christian Focus)
Colossians and Philemon Life Lessons by Max Lucado OR
Colossians and Philemon, John MacArthur Study Guides
Dante: The Divine Comedy
For God and His People: Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation
God’s Persistent Love by Dale and Sandy Larsen
Henry V (Shakespeare)
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Bainton)
Heroes of the Reformation (Newton)
How the Reformation Happened (Belloc)
How They Kept the Faith: A Tale of the Huguenots of Languedoc
Hus the Heretic
Islam: An Introduction for Christians (Martinson)
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
Leonardo’s Notebooks (da Vinci with editor Anna Suh)
Macbeth (Shakespeare)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)
Only Glory Awaits: The Story of Anne Askew, Reformation Martyr (Seasons of Grace, 1)
Othello (Shakespeare)
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Quo Vadis
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Translator: Simon Artimage—New Verse Translation)
St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography (Freeman)
The British Josiah: Edward VI— The Most Godly King of England
The Confessions (Books 1-9)
The Divine Comedy Part 1: Hell (Dante) Translator: Sayers
The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives
(Columbus)
The Gospel of Mark, Life Lessons by Max Lucado
The Magna Charta (Daugherty)
The Protestant Reformation: Major Documents
The Sacred Journey by Mike DeVries, Troy Murphy
The Song of Roland (Translator: Sayers)
The Tempest (Shakespeare)
The Travels of Marco Polo (Polo) Translator: Marsden
Family Read-Alouds
Adam of the Road (Gray)
Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great Morris
Beggar’s Bible (Vernon)
Beorn the Proud (Polland)
Explorers Who Got Lost (Dreher)
Flame over Tara, Madeleine Polland
Hidden Treasure of Glaston, Eleanore M. Jewett
How the Bible Came to Us: (Doney)
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu, Ted Lewin
Master Cornhill, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Secret of the Andes (Ann Nolan Clark)
Shadow Spinner (Fletcher)
Shakespeare Stories (Garfield and Foreman)
Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers (E. Nesbit)
Spy for the Night Riders (Jackson)
Tales of Persia, Miller
The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated Morris
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True Morris
The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short Morris
The Boy and the Samurai (Haugaard)
The Door in the Wall, Marguerite D'Angelo
The Hobbit, J.R. Tolkien
The Life and Legacy of Saint Patrick (McHugh)
The Prince and the Pauper (Twain)
The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
The Tanglewoods' Secret, St. John
The World of Columbus and Sons, Genevieve Foster
White Stallion of Lipizza, Marguerite Henry
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci (Edwards)

YEAR THREE: EARLY MODERN (1600-1850)

OPTIONAL SPINES
A Child’s First Book of American History (Miers)
A History of US (Hakim):
Book 2, Making Thirteen Colonies
Book 3, From Colonies to Country
Book 4, The New Nation
Book 5, Liberty For All
The History of US Sourcebook
Famous Men of Modern Times (Haaren and Poland)
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
Mystery of History Volume III, The Renaissance, Reformation and Growth of Nations (Hobar)
Mystery of History Volume IV, Wars of Independence to Modern Times (Hobar)
Power Basics: American Government Textbook (Walch Education)
Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times (Bauer)
Streams of Civilization Volumes I and II
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History (Hannula)
Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History (2000 or newer)

Grades K-2
A Look at China, Helen Frost K-2
A More Perfect Union, Maestro K-2, 3+
A Picture Book of Daniel Boone, David A. Adler K-2
A Picture Book of Louis Braille, David A. Adler K-2
A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar, David A. Adler K-2
A Time of Golden Dragons, Song Nan Zhang K-2
Abigail Adams: First Lady… Patricia Lakin K-2
Adoniram Judson: A Grand Purpose, Meloche K-2
African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, Kent K-2, 3+
Alamo from A to Z, William Chemerka K-2
Amistad Rising, Veronica Chambers K-2, 3+
Benjamin Franklin, Ingri D’Aulaire K-2, 3+
Beyond the Sea of Ice: Goodman K-2, 3+
Book of Nature Myths for Children, Holbrook K-2, 3+
Boy of the Three-Year Nap, Dianne Snyder K-2
By The Dawn's Early Light, Steven Kroll K-2, 3+
Chang's Paper Pony (I Can Read Book 3) Coerr K-2, 3+
Charles Dickens: Stanley K-2
Christopher Columbus, Krensky K-2
D is for Down Under: An Australia Alphabet, Scillian K-2
Daniel Boone: Bravery on the Frontier, Meloche K-2
East O' the Sun …. Desant K, 2, 3+
Following Isabella, Linda Talley K-2
George the Drummer Boy, Nathaniel Benchley K-2, 3+
George Washington, Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire K-2, 3+
George Washington: America's Patriot, Meloche K-2
George Washington's Breakfast, Jean Fritz K-2, 3+
Gulliver's Travels, Swift and Nick Eliopulos K-2, 3+
Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, Barber K-2, 3+
Hinds' Feet on High Places: Hannah Hurnard K-2, 3+
I Am Sacajawea, I Am York: Murphy K-2
Jamestown, New World Adventure, James Knight K-2
Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend, Moses K-2, 3+
Katje, the Windmill Cat, Gretchen Woelfle K-2
Knots on a Counting Rope, by Archambault K-2, 3+
Land of the Pilgrims Pride, Gingrich K-2
Lewis and Clark by Steven Kroll K-2
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog… Redmond K-2, 3+
Lon Po Po, Ed Young K-2
Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans K-2
Maiden of the Mist: Charles K-2, 3+
Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: Barnes K-2
Meriwether Lewis: Journey Across America, Meloche K-2
My Napoleon, Catherine Brighton K-2
Narcissa Whitman: Brave Pioneer, Louis Sabin K-2
Our Flag was Still There: Leininger K-2
Ox Cart Man, Donald Hall K-2
Peach Boy and Other Japanese …Florence Sakade K-2, 3+
Peter the Great, Diane Stanley K-2, 3+
Philipok, Leo Tolstoy K-2
Pocahontas, D’Aulaire K, 2, 3+
Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault K-2
Rachel and Obadiah, Brinton Turkle K-2
Rembrandt and the Boy … Blaisdell K-2, 3+
Rikki-tikki-tavi, Jerry Pinkney/Rudyard Kipling K-2
Sam the Minuteman, Nathaniel Benchley K-2, 3+
Sleeping Beauty, Christine San Jose K-2
Sojourner Truth: A Voice for Freedom, McKissack K-2
Squanto's Journey, Bruchac K-2
Stone Soup, an Old Tale Illustrated by Marcia Brown K-2
Suleiman the Elephant: A Picture Book, Rettich K-2
Susanna of the Alamo, John Jakes K-2
Sweet Land of Liberty (Ellis the Elephant), Gingrich K-2
T is for Taj Mahal: An India Alphabet, Varsha Bajaj K-2
Tap Tap, Karen Williams K-2
The Amazing Air Balloon by Jean Van Leeuwen K-2
The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, Cheryl Harness K-2
The Best Book of Pirates, Barnaby Howard K-2
The Boston Tea Party, James E. Knight K-2
The Boy Who Drew Birds: Audubon, Davies K-2, 3+
The Courage of Sarah Noble, Alice Dalgliesh K-2, 3+
The Farewell Symphony, Anna Harwell Celenza K-2
The Fourth of July Story, Alice Dalgliesh K-2
The Great Cheese Chase, Laura F. Marsh K-2
The Great Tulip Trade, Brust K-2
The Heroic Symphony, Anna Harwell Celenza K-2, 3+
The Last Dragon, Susan Miho Nunes K-2
The Legend of the Persian Carpet, Tomie De Paola K-2
The Mutiny on the Bounty, Patrick O'Brien K-2, 3+
The New Americans: Colonial Times: Maestro K-2
The Palace Buzz, K-2, 3+
The Pilgrims of Plimoth, Marcia Sewall K-2, 3+
The Story of Little Babaji, Helen Bannerman K-2, 3+
The Thanksgiving Story, Alice Dalgliesh K-2
The Three Musketeers, Felder K-2, 3+
The True Story of Pocahontas, Penner K-2
Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! Cari Best K-2
Three Young Pilgrims, Cheryl Harness K, 2, 3+
Thunder from the Clear Sky, Marcia Sewall K-2, 3+
Thy Friend, Obadiah, Brinton Turkle K-2
Trail of Tears, Joseph Bruchac K-2
Who's Saying What in Jamestown…? Jean Fritz K-2, 3+
William Carey: Bearer of Good News, Meloche K-2
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Callista Gingrich K-2
You Wouldn’t Want … Colonist, Morley K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want … Pirate’s Prisoner! Malam K-2, 3+
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Salem Witch! Pipe K-2, 3+
You Wouldn't Want … Newton! Ian Graham K-2, 3+
Grades 3 - 5
A Lion to Guard Us, Clyde Robert Bulla 3+
Adoniram and Ann Judson: Jackson 3+
All About America: Gold Rush and Riches, Walker 3+
Almost Home: Lawton 3+, 5+
American Slave, American Hero: Pringle 3+, 5+
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Jean Fritz 3+
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, Cousins 3+, 5+
Bound for Oregon, Jean Van Leeuwen 3+, 5+
Calvert of Maryland, Otis 3+, 5+
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? Fritz 3+
Captive Princess: Lawton 3+
Chief Spokane Garry: Exiled to the Red River, Jackson 3+
Daniel Boone Young Hunter...Tracker, Stevenson 3+, 5+
Daughter of the Mountains, Louise S. Rankin 3+, 5+
David Zeisberger: The Warrior’s Challenge, Jackson 3+
Dear Napoleon, I Know You're Dead, But... 3+, 5+
Elizabeth Fry: The Thieves of Tyburn Square, Jackson 3+
Escape Across the Wide Sea, Katherine Kirkpatrick 3+, 5+
Exploration and Conquest: Maestro 3+
Finding Providence: Avi 3+
First Voyage to America: Columbus 3+, 5+
Food for Cannibals: Jim Cromarty 3+, 5+
Freedom Seeker: Swain 3+
Freedom’s Pen: Lawton 3+, 5+
Hans Brinker: The Silver Skates Dodge 3+, 5+
Hudson, Janice Weaver 3+
If You Lived …. Slavery in America, Kamm 3+
If You Lived in Colonial Times, Ann McGovern 3+
If You Lived In Williamsburg in Colonial Days, Brenner 3+
If You Lived With the Iroquois, Ellen Levine 3+
If You Were There … Constitution, Elizabeth Levy 3+
Isaac Newton by John Hudson Tiner 3+, 5+
John Bunyan: Traitor in the Tower, Jackson
John G. Paton: Sinking the Dayspring, Jackson 3+
John Newton, A Slave Set Free, Howat Irene 3+, 5+
John Newton: The Runaway’s Revenge, Jackson 3+
John Wesley: The Chimney Sweep’s Ransom, Jackson 3+
Kashtanka, Anton Chekhov 3+
Les Miserables (A Stepping Stone Book), Monica 3+
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale, Laurie Myers 3+
Li Lun, Lad of Courage, Carolyn Treffinger 3+
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman: Jackson 3+
Mary, Queen of Scots: Lasky 3+
Once on This Island, Gloria Whelan 3+, 5+
Only the Names Remain: Alex W. Bealer 3+, 5+
Peter Cartwright: Abandoned …, Jackson 3+
Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman, Marguerite Henry 3+
Scottish Seas, Douglas Jones 3+, 5+
Servant to Abigail Adams: Connell 3+
Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz 3+
Slavery (Researching American History), Pat Perrin 3+
Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims, Bulla 3+, 5+
Ten Boys Who Changed the World, Irene Howat 3+, 5+
Ten Girls Who Changed the World, Irene Howat 3+, 5+
The Battle of the Alamo Matt Doeden 3+
The Boy Who Drew Cats … Hearn 3+
The Cabin Faced West, Jean Fritz 3+
The Double Life of Pocahontas, Jean Fritz 3+
The Great Little Madison, Jean Fritz 3+
The King of Prussia ….. Fleming 3+
The Lacemaker and the Princess, Bradley 3+, 5+
The Landing of the Pilgrims, James Daugherty 3+
The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper/Martin 3+, 5+
The Magic Orange Tree …, Diane Wolkstein 3+, 5+
The Matchlock Gun, Walter Edmonds 3+, 5+
The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend, Shepherd 3+
Tinker’s Daughter: Lawton 3+, 5+
Walking the Road to Freedom, Jeri Ferris 3+
What Are You Figuring Now, Benjamin …? Ferris 3+
Who Was Davy Crockett? Gail Herman 3+
Who Was George Washington? Roberta Edwards 3+
Who Was Isaac Newton? Pascal 3+
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? Joan Holub/DiVito 3+
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? Dennis Brindell Fradin 3+
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? McDonough 3+
Why Not, Lafayette? Jean Fritz 3+
William Bradford: The Mayflower Secret, Jackson 3+
William Penn: Hostage on the Nighthawk, Jackson 3+
William Penn: Jacobson 3+
Yankee Doodle Boy: Martin 3+, 5+
Grades 5 - 8
1745-1816 Francis Asbury: Circuit Rider, Benge 5+
1761-1834 William Carey: Obliged to Go, Benge 5+
1796-1839 John Williams: Messenger of Peace, Benge 5+
A Piece of the Mountain: Joyce McPherson 5+
Adoniram Judson: Howat 5+
Alone, Yet Not Alone: Craven 5+
Amistad: Kromer 5+
Anne Hutchinson: Religious Reformer Melina Mangal 5+
Benjamin Franklin: Live Wire, Janet and Geoff Benge 5+
Blackthorn Winter, Douglas Wilson 5+
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607, Elisa Carbone 5+, 7+
Bound, Donna Jo Napoli 5+, 7+
By the Great Horn Spoon, Sid Fleischman 5+, 7+
Calico Bush, Rachel Field 5+, 7+
Captain John Smith: Benge 5+
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham 5+
Christopher Columbus: Across the Ocean Sea, Benge 5+
Count Zinzendorf: Firstfruit, Janet and Geoff Benge 5+
Daniel Boone: Frontiersman, Janet and Geoff Benge 5+
Davy Crockett: Ever Westward, Janet and Geoff Benge 5+
Explorers Who Got Lost, Diane Sansevere-Dreher 5+
George Washington: True Patriot, Benge 5+
Guns for General Washington: Reit
Haym Salomon: Liberty’s Son, Shirley Gorson Milgrim 5+
John Adams: Independence Forever, Benge 5+
John Bunyan: Journey of a Pilgrim, Brian Cosby 5+
John Wesley: The World His Parish, Benge 5+
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson 5+
Kings Service (Reformation Trail Series), Alcock 5+
Madeleine Takes Command, Ethel C. Brill 5+
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Kathryn Lasky 5+
Marie's Home: Or, A Glimpse of the Past, Austin 5+
Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map, Benge 5+
Moccasin Trail, Eloise Jarvis McGraw 5+
Mutiny on the Bounty, Bligh 5+, 7+
Nzingha, Warrior Queen of Matamba: Mc Kissack 5+
Om-kas-toe, Blackfeet Twin … Thomasma 5+
Our America....The King Philip's War... Kilbride 5+
Our America....The Pilgrim Adventure, Susan Kilbride 5+
Out of Darkness: Freedman 5+
Perrault's Fairy Tales, Perrault 5+
Pocahontas: A Life in Two Worlds, Jones 5+
Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet, Robert Cwiklik 5+
Stowaway, Karen Hesse 5+, 7+
The American Revolution, Bruce Bliven, Jr. 5+
The Boy in the Alamo, Margaret Cousins 5+
The Bulletproof George Washington, David Barton 5+
The Captain's Dog: Smith 5+
The Foundling, Linda Hayner 5+, 7+
The Journeyman, Elizabeth Yates 5+
The Light in the Forest, Conrad Richter 5+, 7+
The Master Puppeteer, Katherine Paterson 5+
The Pioneers Go West, George Stewart 5+
The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart, Nickel 5+
The Siege: Under Attack …, Shapiro 5+
The Slave Dancer, Paula Fox 5+
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Speare 5+, 7+
They Loved to Laugh, Kathryn Worth 5+
Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold, Jean Fritz 5+
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson 5+
Victory, Susan Cooper 5+, 7+
Warriors and Wailers: Tsiang 5+
When Morning Came, Dispelling the Tyranny, Prins 5+
William Penn: Liberty and Justice for All, Benge 5+
Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801, Foster 5+
Grades 8 - 12
A Christmas Carol, Dickens
A Narrative In The Life Of Mrs. Mary Jemison, Seaver
A Tale Of Two Cities, Dickens
Be Equipped (Wiersbe)
Ben Franklin: Inventing America, Fleming
Book of Deuteronomy
Book of Galatians
Book of Hebrews
Book of James
Book of Judges
Book of Micah
China: Land Of Dragons And Emperors, Yen Mah
Common Sense and Rights of Man: Bold Faced Thoughts on Revolution, Reason And Personal
Freedom, Paine (Study guide is part of this book)
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Galatians for You by Timothy Keller
Great Expectations, Dickens
Gulliver’s Travels And A Modest Proposal, Swift
How to Live a Life of Excellence: A Study in the Book of James by Bob and Rose Weiner
In Search Of Japan's Hidden Christians: A Story Of Suppression, Secrecy And Survival, Dougill
Jamestown: The Perilous Adventure, Hall-Quest
Jane Eyre, Bronte
Judges: Returning to God by Donald Baker
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving
Life Lessons: The Book of Hebrews by Max Lucado
Moby Dick, Melville
My Heart In His Hands: Ann Judson Of Burma, James
Narrative Of Sojourner Truth, Truth
Nectar In Sieve, Markandaya
Of Courage Undaunted, Daughtery
Oliver Twist, Dickens
Pilgrim’s Progress
Pride and Prejudice, Austen
Robinson Crusoe, Defoe, Barnes and Noble Classic Book
Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God And Other Puritan Sermons
Swiss Family Robinson, Wyss
The Annotated Milton: Complete English Poems, Milton
The Constitution Of The United States Of America, James Madison
The Deerslayer, Fenimore Cooper
The Fiddler's Gun (Fin's Revolution: Book I), Peterson
The Last of The Mohicans, Fenimore Cooper
The Pilgrim’s Progress
The Prince and the Pauper, Twain
The Raven and Other Favorite Poems, Poe
The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne
The Three Musketeers, Dumas
The Thunder: A Novel Of John Knox, Bond
Thru the Bible by J. Vernon McGee
Twelve Years A Slave, Northup
Family Read-Alouds
A Gathering of Days: Blos
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud, Sperry
Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates
Ben and Me: Lawson
Beneath the Sky of an Angry God, John L Jenkins
Bold Journey, West with Lewis and Clark, Charles Bohner
Boys and Girls of Colonial Days, Bailey
Dangerous Journey: Oliver Hunkin
Duncan's War/King's Arrow/Rebel's Keep (Crown and Covenant Series 1-3), Douglas Bond
George Washington’s World Foster
How We Crossed the West, Rosalyn Schanzer
In Search of Honor, Donna Lynn Hess
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
Ludwig Beethoven and Chiming Tower Bells, Wheeler
Naya Nuki: Thomasma
Pictorial Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Poor Richard, James Daugherty
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Limbaugh
Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Limbaugh
Surviving Jamestown: Karwoski
The Huguenot Garden, Douglas Jones
The Reb and the Redcoats, Constance Savery
The Sign of the Beaver, Speare
The World of Captain John Smith, Foster
Tree in the Trail, Holling C. Holling
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Lin
William Wilberforce: Bingham

YEAR FOUR: MODERN (1850-2000)

OPTIONAL SPINES:
A Child’s First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers
A History of US (1993, 1999, or 2002 editions) by Joy Hakim
Book 5: Liberty For All
Book 6: War, Terrible War
Book 7: Reconstructing America
Book 8: An Age of Extremes
Book 9: War, Peace and All That Jazz
Book 10: All the People
Book 11: The History of US Sourcebook
Famous Men of Modern Times by John Haaren and AB Poland
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
Power Basics: American Government Textbook, Walch Education
Streams of Civilization Volume 2 by Garry J. Moes
The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won by Stephen Ambrose
The Mystery of History, Vol. IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times by Linda Lacour Hobar
The Story of the World, Volume 4: The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer
The Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History (2000 or newer)
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula

Grades K-2
A Bear for Miguel (Alphin) K-2+
A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale (Adler) K-2+
Abraham Lincoln (D’Aulaire) K-2, 3+
Alice Ramsay’s Grand Adventure (Brown) K-2+
All in a Day (Anno) K-2+
All the Way to America… (Yaccarino) K-2+
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (Ryan and Selznick) K-2+
Amy Carmichael: Rescuing the Children (Meloche) K-2+
Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Kelly) K-2, 3+
Behold the Trees (Alexander) K-2, 3+
Betty Green: Flying High (Meloche) K-2+
Bold Believers (Kids of Courage) K-2, 3+
Brother Andrew: Taking Bible to the World (Meloche) K-2+
Buffalo Bill (D’Aulaire) K-2, 3+
Bull’s Eye: A Photobiography of Oakley (Macy) K-2, 3+
C.S. Lewis: The Man Who Gave Us Narnia (Meloche) K-2+
Cameron Townsend: Planting God’s Word (Meloche) K-2+
Clara Barton: Courage to Serve (Meloche) K-2+
Clara Barton: Spirit of the American Red Cross (Lakin) K-2+
Copper Lady (Ross) K-2+
Corrie Ten Boom: Shining in the Darkness (Meloche) K-2+
Count Your Way through Israel (Haskins) K-2+
Cowboy on the Steppes (Zhang) K-2+
David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer (Meloche)
Duke Ellington (Pinkney) K-2+
Dust for Dinner (Turner) K-2+
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Kulling) K-2+
Empty Pot (Demi) K-2+
Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize (Meloche) K-2+
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Kulling) K-2+
Flying Ace—The Story of Amelia Earhart K-2+
Follow the Drinking Gourd (Winter) K-2+
Franklin Delano Roosevelt… (Isaacs) K-2+
From Slave to Soldier (Hopkinson) K-2+
George Mueller: Faith to Feed… (Meloche) K-2+
George Washington Carver: Scientist (Meloche) K-2+
Get with the Beat! (Marsh) K-2+
Gladys Aylward: Daring to Trust (Meloche) K-2+
Goin’ Someplace Special (McKissack) K-2+
Grandfather’s Journey (Say) K-2+
Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss K-2+
How to Make an Apple Pie… (Priceman) K-2+
Hudson Taylor: Friend of China (Meloche) K-2+
Ida Scudder: Healing in India (Meloche) K-2+
If You Lived … San Francisco Earthquake (Levine) K-2, 3+
If You Lived 100 Years Ago (McGovern) K-2, 3+
If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War (Moore) K-2, 3+
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad (Levine) K-2+
If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island (Levine) K-2+
In Flander’s Fields (Granfield) K-2, 3+
Jim Elliot: A Light for God (Meloche) K-2+
Jonathan Goforth: Never Give Up (Meloche) K-2+
Jungle Book (Kipling) K-2, 3+
Korean Children’s Favorite Stories (Kim So-Un) K-2, 3+
Legend of the Teddy Bear (Murphy) K-2+
Loren Cunningham: Making God Known (Meloche) K-2+
Lottie Moon: A Generous Offering (Meloche) K-2+
Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt (George) K-2+
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Adler) K-2+
Mary Slessor: Courage in Africa (Meloche) K-2+
Molly’s Pilgrim (Cohen) K-2+
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Donnelly) K-2+
Nate Saint: Heavenbound (Meloche) K-2+
North American Indians (Gorsline) K-2+
Pearl Harbor (Krensky) K-2+
Picasso, Mike Venezia K-2+
Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison (Adler) K-2+
Pink and Say (Polacco) K-2, 3+
Rickshaw Girl (Perkins) K-2, 3+
Ronald Reagan: From Silver Screen to Oval Office K-2+
Shaka, King of the Zulus (Stanley) K-2+
Sneetches and other Stories (Dr. Seuss) K-2, 3+
Stories from India (Usborne) K-2+
The Butter Battle Book (Dr. Seuss) K-2, 3+
The Butterfly (Polacco) K-2, 3+
The Daring Nellie Bly (Christensen) K-2+
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret (Heide) K-2+
The Drum: A Folktale from India (Cleveland) K-2+
The Jumblies (Lear) K-2+
The Little Princess (Burnett) K-2, 3+
The Little Ships: …Rescue at Dunkirk (Borden) K-2+
The Lotus Seed (Garland) K-2,3+
The Memory Coat (Woodruff) K-2+
The Night the Bells Rang (Warnock) K-2, 3+
The Story About Ping (Flack) K-2+
The Story of Robert E. Lee (Pingry) K-2+
The Story of Ruby Bridges (Coles) K-2+
The Story of the Wright Brothers (Burke) K-2+
The Titanic, Lost and Found (Donnelly) K-2+
They Were Strong and Good (Lawson) K-2, 3+
They’re Off: The Story of the Pony Express (Harness)
Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor (DeMauro) K-2, 3+
Tikki-Tikki-Tembo (Mosel) K-2+
Toot and Puddle: Toot’s Tour of India (Marsh) K-2+
Uncle Jed's Barbershop (Mitchell) K-2+
Vision of Beauty (Laskey) K-2, 3+
Wagon Wheels (Brenner) K-2, 3+
Watch the Stars Come Out (Levinson and Goode) K-2+
World War 2 Tales (Chester Comix), Bentley Boyd K-2, 3+
You Wouldn't Want to Be a … Pilot (Graham) K-2+
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Secret Agent… (Malaam) K-2+
You Wouldn't Want to Be on Apollo 13 K-2+
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic (Stewart) K-2+
Grades 3 - 5
Ambushed in Jaguar Swamp (Grubb) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
America Votes: How Our President is Elected (Granfield) 3+
Assassins in the Cathedral (Festa Kevengere) (Jackson) 3+
At Her Majesty’s Request… (Myers) 3+, 5+
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo 3+, 5+
Billy Sunday (Sower Series) 3+, 5+
Blinded by the Shining Path (Jackson) 3+
Bound for Oregon (Leeuwen) 3+
Breaking Stalin’s Nose (Yelchin) 3+, 5+
Caught in the Rebel Camp, (Douglass) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Children of the Dust Bowl (Stanley) 3+
Courage to Run… (Lawton) 3+, 5+
Danger on the Flying Trapeze (Moody) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Defeat of the Ghost Riders (Bethune) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Drawn by a China Moon (Lottie Moon) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery (Freedman) 3+, 5+
Escape from the Slave Traders (Livingstone) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Flight of the Fugitives (Aylward) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Forty Acres and a Maybe a Mule (Robinet) 3+, 5+
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion… (Black) 3+
From Telegraph to Light Bulb (Hedstrom-Page) 3+
Gandhi: The Young Protestor… (Wilkinson) 3+
Gettysburg (Kantor) 3+
Heroine of the Titanic: … Molly Brown (Landau)3+
Homer Price (McCloskey) 3+, 5+
Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures (Connell) 3+
Ivan the Informer (Grant) 3+, 5+
Journey to the End of the Earth (Seymour) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Kidnapped by River Rats (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Listen for the Whippoorwill (Tubman) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Listening for Lions, Gloria Whelan 3+, 5+
Little House in the Big Woods (Wilder) 3+, 5+
Little Pear (Lattimore) 3+
Mae Jamison (Black) 3+
Maggie's Door (Giff) 3+, 5+
Mary Poppins (Travers) 3+, 5+
Mask of the Wolf Boy (Goforth) (China 1900) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Mik Shrok (Repp) 3+
Mother Teresa (Gold) 3+, 5+
Neela: Victory Song (Divakaruni) 3+, 5+
Nory Ryan's Song (Giff) 3+, 5+
One Thousand Paper Cranes (Ishii) 3+
Peacebound Trains (Balgassi) 3+
Quest for the Lost Prince (Jackson) 3+
Race for the Record (Joy Ridderhof) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Risking the Forbidden Game (Cary) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Rosa Parks: My Story (Parks) 3+, 5+
Shanghaied to China (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Snow Treasure (McSwigan) 3+, 5+
Spider Sparrow (King-Smith) 3+, 5+
Teddy Roosevelt: Young Rough Rider (Parks) 3+
The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle (Logan) 3+
The Bandit of Ashley Downs (Mueller) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
The Drummer Boy’s Battle (Jackson) 3+, 5+
The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee (Jackson) 3+
The Forty-Acre Swindle (Jackson) 3+
The Gold Miner’s Rescue (Sheldon) (Jackson) 3+, 5+
The Great Wheel (Lawson) 3+, 5+
The Hidden Jewel (Jackson) 3+, 5+
The House of Sixty Fathers (Meindert de Jong) 3+, 5+
The Land I Lost (Huyng) 3+, 5+
The Last Safe House (Greenwood) 3+
The Persian Gulf War (Gregory) 3+
The Small War of Sergeant Donkey (Daly) 3+
The Story of Anne Frank (Lewis) 3+
The Tanglewoods' Secret (St John) 3+, 5+
Trial by Poison (Jackson) 3+, 5+
Twenty and Ten (Bishop) 3+
Twenty-One Balloons (Pene du Bois) 3+, 5+
War Games: Village Green… ( Foreman) 3+, 5+
We’ll Race You, Henry (Mitchell) 3+
Where Poppies Grow (Granfield) 3+
Grades 5 - 8
A Little Princess (Burnett) 5+
A Long Walk to Water (Park) 5+
Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom (Benge) 5+
Across the Wide River (Reed) 5+
After the Dancing Days, (Rostkowski ) 5+
Alan Shepard: Higher and Faster (Benge) 5+
America and Vietnam: The Elephant… (Marrin) 5+, 7+
Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems(Benge) 5+
Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery) 5+
Around the World in 80 Days (Verne) 5+
Behind Rebel Lines….(Reit) 5+
Born in the Year of Courage (Crofford) 5+
Brother Andrew: God's Secret Agent 5+
Bud, Not Budd (Curtis) 5+
C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller (Benge) 5+
C.T. Studd: No Retreat (Benge) 5+
Caddie Woodlawn (Brink) 5+
Call of the Wild (London) 5+
Cameron Townsend: Good News… (Benge) 5+
Carry a Big Stick (Grant) 5+
Carver: From Slave to Scientist (Benge) 5+
Children of the Storm (Vins) 5+
Clara Barton: Courage Under Fire (Benge) 5+
Corrie Ten Boom: Keeper of the Angel’s Den (Benge) 5+
Cowboys of the Wild West (Freedman) 5+
David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer (Benge) 5+
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: In the Midst of Wickedness (Benge) 5+
Douglas MacArthur: What Greater Honor (Benge) 5+
Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender(Benge) 5+
Enemy Brothers: A Story of World War II (Savery) 5+
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold (Benge) 5+
Feed the Children First: Irish Memories… (Lyons) 5+
Girl of Kosovo (Mead) 5+
Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Benge) 5+
Goforth: An Open Door in China (Benge) 5+
Harriet Tubman: Freedombound (Benge) 5+
Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China (Benge) 5+
Ida Scudder: Healing Bodies, Touching Hearts (Benge) 5+
Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Benge) 5+
Jacob DeShazer: Forgive Your Enemies (Benge) 5+
Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose (Benge) 5+
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Storybook Life (Benge) 5+
Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt (Benge) 5+
Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar (Benge)5+
Moccasin Trail (McGraw) 5+
Moody: Bringing Souls to Christ (Benge) 5+
Moon: Giving Her All for China (Benge) 5+
Müller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans (Benge) 5+
Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer (Benge) 5+
Nothing to Fear (Koller) 5+
Orville Wright: The Flyer (Benge) 5+
Rachel Saint: A Star in the Jungle (Benge) 5+
Red Scarf Girl (Jiang) 5+, 7+
Rifles for Watie (Keith) 5+
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Taylor) 5+, 7+
Ronald Reagan: Destiny at His Side (Benge) 5+
Sergeant York and the Great War (Skeyhill) 5+, 7+
Shades of Gray (Reeder) 5+
Shipwrecked: The True Adventures… 5+
Streets of Gold (Wells) 5+
Sundar Singh: Footprints Over the Mountains (Benge) 5+
Surviving Hitler: A Boy… Death Camps (Warren) 5+
Tasting the Sky (Barakat) 5+, 7+
The Breadwinner (Ellis) 5+, 7+
The Endless Steppe (Hautzig) 5+
The Great Fire (Murphy) 5+
The Wright Brothers (Landmark Series) 5+
The Yanks are Coming (Marrin) 5+, 7+
Theodore Roosevelt: An American Original (Benge) 5+
Thomas Edison: Inspiration and Hard Work (Benge) 5+
West to the Land of Plenty… (Murphy) 5+
White Fang (London) 5+
William Booth: Soup, Soap, and Salvation (Benge) 5+
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (Lewis) 5+
Grades 8 - 12
1984 by George Orwell
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)
America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger by Albert Marrin
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Be Comforted (Wiersbe)
Book of Isaiah
Books of I and II Peter
Books of I and II Samuel, I and II Kings and I and II Chronicles (see Family Guide for Study Book options)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Children of the River by Linda Crew
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
End of the Spear (Saint)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy (Marrin)
God’s Smuggler (Andrew)
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
Hitler by Albert Marrin
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches that Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Imprisoned in Iran: Love’s Victory Over Fear by Dan Baumann
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861)
It is Not Death to Die by Jim Cromarty
Life Lessons (Lucado)
Living on the Devil’s Doorstep: From Kabul to Amsterdam, Floyd McClung
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Night by Elie Wiesel
No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder
Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer, Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck
Peace Child by Don Richardson
Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel by Albert Marrin
Stampede for Gold: The Story of the Klondike Rush by Pierre Burton
Taking On Giants (Portale)
Taking the High Places by Jemimah Wright
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Chosen (Potok)
The Complete Stories (O’Connor)
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
The Hiding Place (Ten Boom)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde)
The Jungle (Sinclair)
The Man With The Bird on His Head (Rush)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Red Badge of Courage (Crane)
The Slopes of War: A Novel of Gettysburg by Norah Perez
The Souls of Black Folk (Du Bois)
The Vietnam War: How the United States Became Involved (edited by Mitch Yamasaki)
The Yanks are Coming: The United States in the First World War by Albert Marrin
Tomorrow You Die (Joly)
Totally Surrounded (Davis)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Stowe)
Up From Slavery (Washington)
Victory in the Pacific by Albert Marrin
Virginia’s General by Albert Marrin
Walking Miracle (Sanborn)
Family Read-Alouds
Across Five Aprils (Hunt)
Bruchko (Olson)
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt (Fritz)
Cheaper by the Dozen (Gilbreth)
Complete Winnie the Pooh (Milne)
George Mueller: Guardian… (Benge)
Heroes in Black History (Jackson)
Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe (Barber)
Homer Price (McCloskey)
In Grandma’s Attic (Richardson)
Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (De Young)
Little Britches (Moody)
Miracles on Maple Hill (Sorensen)
Number the Stars (Lowry)
Old Sam and the Horse Thieves (Taylor)
Old Sam: Dakota Trotter (Taylor)
Philomena
Pinocchio
Shoes for Everyone (Mitchell)
So Far From the Bamboo Grove (Watkins)
Strawberry Girl (Lenski)
Tales of Persia (Miller)
Teresa of Calcutta (Watson)
The Good Master (Seredy)
The Great Turkey Walk (Karr)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Lewis)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
The Little Riders (Shemin)
The Railway Children (Nesbit)
The Singing Tree (Seredy)
The Winged Watchman (van Stockum)
Warriors Don’t Cry (Beals)
We Were There at the Normandy Invasion (Knight)

GREAT COURSES BASED PLAN


Ancients
The Iliad (12 lectures, Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver)
The Odyssey (12 lectures, Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver)
The Aeneid (12 lectures, Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver)
Classical Mythology (24 lectures, Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver)
Famous Romans (24 Lectures, Prof. Rufus Fears)
Great Battles of the Ancient World (24 lectures, Prof. John W. Lee)
The Persian Empire (24 lectures, Prof. Garrett Fagan)

Medieval-1850
The Early Middle Ages, The High Middle Ages, The Late Middle Ages (72 lectures, Prof. Philip Daileader)
The Italian Renaissance (36 lectures, Prof. Kenneth Bartlett)
The Vikings (36 lectures, Prof. Kenneth Harl)
Dante's Divine Comedy (15 lectures, Profs. William Cook and Ronald Herzman)
Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon (48 lectures, Prof Suszanne Desan).

20th century
Textbooks: A Short History of the 20th Century by Geoffrey Blainey
The student listened to the following audio lectures by the Teaching Company:
World War I: The Great War (36 lectures, Prof. Vejas Liulevicius)
World War II: A Military and Social History (30 lectures, Prof. Thomas Childers)

PA HOMESCHOOLERS
AP WORLD HISTORY
World Civilizations: The Global Experience by Peter Stearns.
AP World History: An Essential Coursebook by Ethel Wood – 3rd edition

AP US GOVERNMENT
American Government by Soomo Learning
National Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution tool,
videos from Hillsdale College's Constitution 101 course,
"The Most Successful Revolution,"
iCivics games

AP US HISTORY
free multi-media HISTORY NOW online text at www.gilderlehrman.org
Making America: A History of the United States-- 5th edition by Berkin, Miller, Cherny, and Gormly (these authors
are also very involved in creating History Now, so this is a very good 'fit' with our core online readings).
The study guide The Insider's Complete Guide to AP US History: The Essential Content, by Larry Krieger (2012)
lectures from The Great Courses (Teaching Company)
Biography of America lecture series, produced by Annenberg/CPB

AP US HISTORY
Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People’s History, Volume 1 (7th Edition) ISBN-13: 978-
0205773640
Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People’s History, Volume 2 (7th Edition) ISBN-13: 978-
0205773633
America: A Narrative History (9th Edition) – Do not get earlier editions. The 9th edition represents a significant
change from earlier editions.
America: A Narrative History – One Volume, 9th edition, or
America: A Narrative History – Brief One Volume, 9th edition, or
America: A Narrative History – Volume 1 and Volume 2, both 9th edition
(AMSCO) United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (2018 Exam) – Student
Edition Softcover ISBN 978-1531113278

AP US HISTORY
America: A Narrative History by Tindall and Shi
American Heritage video series by Hillsdale College
The History of the United States: A Christian Perspective by Robert Spinney
Many other free online materials are incorporated, such as review websites, primary source documents, other
videos, and so forth.

AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
Western Civilization Since 1300, Alternate Volume: AP Edition (9th edition) - Jackson J. Spielvogel ISBN-13: 978-
1285436692 ISBN-10: 1285436695
Sources of the Western Tradition, Vol. II: From the Renaissance to the Present (9th edition) - Marvin Perry
Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2017 Edition - The Princeton Review ISBN-10: 1101919930 ISBN
-13: 978-1101919934

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE (10th - 12th grade)


How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by
Thomas Foster
Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense (9th edition)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Antigone by Sophocles
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (Included in Perrine’s Literature)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*Short stories and poems: Most poems and short stories will come from Perrine’s Literature.

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE (10th - 12th grade)


Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
Fiction and Drama:
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Persuasion by Jane Austen
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Short Stories:
“The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane
“Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Everything that Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor
Poetry:
Various poems by T.S. Eliot, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, W. B. Yeats, John Donne, Emily Dickinson,
and others

AP ENLGISH LITERATURE (10th - 12th grade)


Summer Reading: How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between
the Lines, Thomas C. Foster. ISBN: 006000942X
•Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense. (9th edition)
•Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
•The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
•The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams (Perrine's Literature)
•Persuasion, by Jane Austen
•Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare (Perrine's Literature)
•Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
•In addition, students will read five other AP-level works of their choice

AP ENLGISH LITERATURE (11th - 12th grade)


The Chosen, Chaim Potok
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose
Short stories, poems, and essays will all be supplied by me

BEAUTIFUL FEET

ANCIENT (4th - 8th)

Streams of Civilization Vol 1


Augustus Caesar's World
The Bronze Bow
City by David
Children's Homer
Greek Myths D'Aulaire
Golden Golblet
Galen
Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt
Pyramid by David
Tales fo Ancient Egypt
The White Isle

ANCIENT (high school)


Streams of Civilization Vol 1
Tales of Ancient Egypt

MEDIEVAL (4th - 8th)

MEDIEVAL (high school)

The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas by Thimpson

EARY AMERICAN & WORLD (7th grade – 12)

MODERN AMERICAN & WORLD (high school)

A History of the Twentieth Century


AUTHOR: Martin Gilbert