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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book List for Early American History Unit

Early American History
September:  New World Explorers
We are going to learn about famous explorers such as Leif the Lucky, Columbus, Ponce Deleon and Magellan. They will learn how to tie knots like they do on a real ship! They will make a ship’s log and learn about Pieces of Eight and Gold Doubloons and their values.

Book List:
Usborne Book of Explorers
Leif the Lucky: by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
The Raiders Promise: by Lois Johnson ages 10 & up
Columbus: by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
Christopher Columbus, Level 3 reader: by Stephen Krensky
Where Do you think you’re going Christopher Columbus: by Jean Fritz
Draw Write Now Book 2, ages 5-8
The World of Columbus and his sons: by Genevieve Foster
Who was Ferdinand Magellan: by Sydelle Kramer
Ferdinand Magellan: by Carole Marsh
Ship’s Boy with Magellan: by Milton Lomask
Ponce Deleon Exploring Florida: by Rachel Eagen
Strawberry girl- Florida in the Early 1900’s: by Lois Lenski

October: Native American Indians
Ever wonder what it must have been like to be an Indian? We will go on an adventure and learn about the many tribes, their customs, traditions and what they had to do to survive in the wilderness.

Book List:
Buffalo Woman by: Paul Goble
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses: by Paul Goble
Lone Bull’s Horse Raid: by Paul Goble
Arrow to the Sun: by Gerald McDermott
When Clay Sings: by Byrd Baylor
Annie and the Old One: by Miska Miles
The Desert is theirs: by Byrd Baylor
The Gift of the Sacred Dog: by Paul Goble
Conquista!: by Clyde Robert Bulla
Pocahontas and the Strangers: by Clyde Robert Bulla
Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims: by Clyde Robert Bulla
Paddle to the Sea: by Holling C. Holling
Good Hunting, Blue Sky:  By Parish
The Famous Battle of Bravery Creek: by Hall
Little Chief: by Hoff
Children of the Longhouse: by Joseph Bruchac
The Legend of the Bluebonnet, An Old Tale of Texas: by Tomie dePaoloa
North American Indians: by Marie Gorsline
A Tree's Tale: by Lark Carrier.
The Sign of the Beaver: Elizabeth George Speare
Moccasin Trail: by Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw
Indian Captive, The story of Mary Jemison: by Lois Lenski

November: Colonial Life
As we travel onward we will move into the Colonial Period. While we are there we will discover the very early days of America and how she came to be. We will try our hand at basket weaving making homemade butter and so much more!

Book List:
Jamestown, New World Adventure
James Towne: Struggle for Survival
The Pilgrims of Plymouth
Three Ships Come Sailing
A Lion to Guard Us
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
The Thanksgiving Story
Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
If You Lived In Colonial Times
Benjamin Franklin
What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good
Mouse Amos
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark Books)
Benjamin Franklin: Young Printer (Childhood of Famous Americans)
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Madeleine Takes Command (Living History Library)

December: Christmas Time in the Colonial Days
It only seems right that we continue our studies with the colonies on into Christmas where we will learn colonial traditions and crafts for the Holiday Season!

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