Another tiny curve ball got thrown into my homeschool planning – we decided to switch memory work cycles a month and a half before our first day. Crazy I know, but it made the most sense for the group. Fortunately I hadn’t gotten very far into planning Cycle 1, but that did mean I needed to put together a new reading list to go with Cycle 4. This history sentences coordinate with Story of the World Vol. 4, so we’ll be listening to the audiobook in the car. The reading lists below will be used to expand on the topics. Some of the weeks have more book options than any family could possibly read, other weeks are more sparse based on what I could find. A few of the topics aren’t written about prolifically for children. My hope is that the readings will all balance out over the school year as we choose titles. In some cases, I added books to the list that didn’t necessarily coordinate, but I thought they’d be nice additions to our readings. I know we won’t get to all of the titles below, but I like to have a generous list to pick from. I am still planning to read aloud Carry on Mr. Bowditch and My Side of the Mountain. Also, Archimedes and the Door of Science fits in perfectly with Week 14. I’ll save all of the ancient literature choices for next year when we use Cycle 1.
For a downloadable list, click HERE.
Story of the World Vol. 4 (audio)
AIG’s Big Books of History
God’s Design for Science
Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children
Nature in a Nutshell for Kids: Over 100 Activities You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less
Maps & Globes
Geography From A to Z
Barefoot Books World Atlas
Usborne Animal Picture Atlas
Carry On Mr. Bowditch (or the audio version)
My Side of the Mountain
Who Was Queen Victoria?
DKEyewitness Civil War
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
Issac Newton (from Jim Weiss’ Galileo and the Stargazers)
National Geographic Kids Abraham Lincoln
Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln’s World
Just A Few Words, Mr. Lincoln
The Gettysburg Address in Translation
Isaac Newton And The Laws Of Motion
Custer’s Last Battle: Red Hawk’s Account of the Battle of Little Bighorn
Crazy Horse: Young War Chief
North American Indians
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
If You Lived With the Cherokees
The Very First Americans
They Dance in the Sky
Gravity is a Mystery
Famous Inventors and Inventions
An Illustrated Timeline of Inventions and Inventors
The Picture History of Great Inventors
The Wright Brothers
Alexander Graham Bell
Energy Makes Things Happen
Where Poppies Grow
Hero Over Here
DK Eyewitness Books: World War I
War Game: Village Green To No-Man’s Land
In Flanders Field: The Story Of The Poem By John McCrae
Energy Makes Things Happen
The Great Depression: A History Just for Kids
Potato: A Tale From the Great Depression
Children of the Great Depression
Rose’s Journal: A Story of a Girl in the Great Depression
Children of the Dust Bowl
Charged Up! The Story Of Electricity
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944
The Upstairs Room
Number the Stars
Who Was Anne Frank?
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (DVD) – maybe for older kids
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation
A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall
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