This is our family’s Classical Conversations Cycle 3 reading list, I hope it’s helpful for other CC mamas out there! As I wrote in my last post, this year will be heavy on reading as we simplify. Our American history studies are the basis for most of our literature picks this year, I am so excited! I have pinned our other plans on my Pinterest page if you are looking for other inspiration.
I think we’ll get started with school next week, although we won’t officially start meeting with our CC community until after Labor Day. I’ll be Instgram-ing our way through the school year. If you are over there, please follow me so I can follow you back! I always enjoy gathering new ideas from other CC mamas!
*The Children’s Book of America
*Our 50 States
*National Geographic Kids Ultimate US Road Trip Atlas
*Liberty Kids DVD
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents
Rush Revere and the First Patriots
*A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing Women
*First Encyclopedia of the Human Body
*See Inside Your Body
*Human Body Sticker Book
*Discovering Great Artists
*Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
*Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
*Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allen Poe
*Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
*Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou
*Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman
*Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
*Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus
*The New Americans: Colonial Times
*… If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
Thanksgiving on Thursday
Fact Tracker Pilgrims
*If You Were At The First Thanksgiving
*Charlie Brown Mayflower DVD
*Charlie Brown Thanksgiving DVD
Red, White and Blue: The Story of the American Flag
Time For Kids Biographies: Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents
The Revolutionary John Adams
*The Declaration of Independence
*The 4th of July Story
*We The People: The Story of Our Constitution
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President
*Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution
Founding Fathers DVD
Who Was Davy Crockett?
*The Oregon Trail
*Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail With Lewis & Clark
*The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewis & Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
How We Crossed the West: Adventures of Lewis & Clark
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?
Who Was Robert E. Lee?
Civil War Battleship The Monitor
Billy and the Rebel
From Slave to Soldier
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?
Civil War Sub The Mystery of the Hunley
A Weed is a Flower
Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone
*Disney’s Ruby Bridges DVD
Who Was Rosa Parks?
*Goin’ Someplace Special
Freedom on the Menu
*The Other Side
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers: Tchaikovsky
*I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001
*America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001
*Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John T. Harvey
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers: Igor Stravninsky
* I starred all of the books that we ultimately ended up using. This was a difficult reading year for us. Between bringing our new son home from China and the very sudden passing of my Daddy on Christmas Eve, we missed a lot of our community days. But through the summer, we have gone back through all of the missed CC grammar and chosen books from our reading list.