Level 2

( Grade 2 – Age 7-9 )

Build Your Library: Level 2 - The Medieval WorldYou and your child will embark on a journey through the Medieval Era this year. Using History Quest: Middle Times as your spine, you will learn about knights and castles, the rise of Islam in the Middle East, the Crusades, Vikings, battles, and more!

Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy great literature that your whole family will enjoy. Go on a quest to find the Old Man in the Moon with Minli and see how she changes her family’s fortune in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and find out how an orphan boy fares when he tries to steal Hamlet from Shakespeare in The Shakespeare Stealer.

The science focus this year is Earth and Space. You will spend the first half of the year learning about space using the DK First Space Encyclopedia, and the second half of the year learning about geography and the planet Earth using the DK First Earth Encyclopedia and The Geography Book.  You will study the planets and complete a research page for each; learn what it’s like to be an astronaut; study volcanoes and earthquakes and learn about maps while making several of your own and so much more.

You and your child will explore great artists and art techniques using Discovering Great Artists, and Why is Art Full of Naked People?  as your guides.  Your child will create masterpieces just like the artists that lived during the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. These books will be used throughout the rest of the elementary years.

My lesson plans guide you through the school year effortlessly. Your planning is done for you so that you can spend your time on the important things, like teaching your children.

The 292 page PDF lesson plans include:

  • a daily and weekly schedule for 36 weeks of study
  • reading list
  • a set of 6 – 8 narration cards
  • vocabulary words, discussion questions and copywork passages all tied to the literature readings
  • poetry memorization
  • timeline figures
  • research projects
  • 26 activity pages (including mapwork)
  • science lessons and 34 science activity pages
  • art projects

You can see a sample week here:

L2 – The Medieval World sample week

Purchase Level 2 – The Medieval World – $39.95

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I’m excited to announce that we are collaborating with Soul Sparklettes Art!  They have so many amazing art projects that blend well with Build Your Library. You can sign up for Glitterbombers membership through our affiliate link. Check the download below to see what projects align with this level!

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You can see the entire Level 2 booklist below:

(now powered by Amazon and Bookshop.org):


* History Quest: Middle Times (Spine) – Pandiapress.com
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History (Spine)
* A Child Through Time: The Book of Children’s History (Spine) – Bookshop.org
* The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History
The Making of a KnightBookshop.org
* Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval VillageBookshop.org
Bard of Avon: The Story of William ShakespeareBookshop.org


The Random House Book of Fairy Tales (Spine) – Bookshop.org
Medieval Tales (Spine) – Bookshop.org


The Trumpet of the SwanBookshop.org
Chengli and the Silk Road CaravanBookshop.org
Odd and the Frost GiantsBookshop.org
Mice of the Round Table: A Tail of CamelotBookshop.org
It Ain’t So Awful, FalafelBookshop.org
The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneBookshop.org
The Mad Wolf’s DaughterBookshop.org
The Silver BalloonBookshop.org
Where the Mountain Meets the MoonBookshop.org
A Ceiling Made of EggshellsBookshop.org
The ApprenticeBookshop.org
The Shakespeare StealerBookshop.org
Tales from ShakespeareBookshop.org


A Child’s Introduction to Poetry (Spine) – Bookshop.org


First Space Encyclopedia (Spine for the first half of the year) – Bookshop.org
First Earth Encyclopedia  (Spine for the second half of the year) – Bookshop.org
The Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World (Spine for the second half of the year) – Bookshop.org
Reaching for the MoonBookshop.org
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids)Bookshop.org
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper BeltBookshop.org
Jump into Science: Rocks and MineralsBookshop.org


Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning) (Spine for Levels 2 – 4) – Bookshop.org
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia (Spine for Levels 2 – 4) – Bookshop.org
Why is Art Full of Naked People? (Spine for Levels 2 – 4) – Bookshop.org

As a reminder, if you are going to purchase books we would greatly appreciate the use of our provided Amazon or Bookshop.org links! Thanks!

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