Level 3

( Grade 3 – Age 8-10 )

Build Your Library: Level 3 - The Early Modern WorldIt was a time of colonization, revolution, discoveries, and inventions – get ready to embark on an adventure through early modern history!

Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy great literature that your whole family will enjoy. Stowaway on the H.M.S. Endeavour with Captain Cook and sail around the world in Stowaway and explore a secret cottage in the English countryside with Mandy.

Your child will read a number of quality books this year, in a variety of genres. They’ll enjoy historical fiction like A Lion to Guard Us, non-fiction selections like George vs. George: The Revolutionary War As Seen From Both Sides, and classics like Along Came a Dog, and Les Miserables.

The science focus this year is Chemistry and Microscopy. You will learn how to use a microscope, and explore a world that could fit on the head of a pin. Later in the year your child will study the Periodic Table of Elements and conduct many experiments, including a Periodic Table project.

You and your child will explore great artists and art techniques using Discovering Great Artists as your guide.  Your child will create masterpieces and learn about art techniques used by the artist that lived during the Early Modern period.

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

The 302 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 tied to the literature being read
  • poetry memorization
  • timeline figures
  • research projects
  • 35 activity pages (including mapwork)
  • science lessons (including 18 science activity pages)
  • art projects

You can see a sample week here:

Download the Level 3 Sample Week Here

Purchase Level 3 – The Early Modern World – $39.95

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You can see the entire Level 3 booklist below:

(now powered by Amazon and Bookshop.org):
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times (Spine)
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History (Spine –used in Levels 1 – 4)
A Child Through TimeBookshop.org
Where is the Taj MahalBookshop.org
You Wouldn’t Want to Be in the Great Fire of London
What Miss Mitchell Saw – Bookshop.org
The Rabbits

Out of Many WatersBookshop.org
The Ghost in the Tokaido InnBookshop.org
The One and Only IvanBookshop.org
The Ravenmaster’s Secret: Escape From The Tower Of London
A Wish in the DarkBookshop.org
Fever 1793Bookshop.org
The Scarecrow and His ServantBookshop.org
Ban This BookBookshop.org
Sweep: A Girl and Her MonsterBookshop.org

A Lion to Guard UsBookshop.org
Seesaw GirlBookshop.org
Indian ShoesBookshop.org
The Whipping BoyBookshop.org
A Grain of RiceBookshop.org
The Hundred DressesBookshop.org
I, Juan de ParejaBookshop.org
Finding WondersBookshop.org
Book Uncle and MeBookshop.org
George Vs. GeorgeBookshop.org
Fortunately, the MilkBookshop.org
Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide)Bookshop.org
Les Miserables (A Stepping Stone Book)
Gooney Bird GreeneBookshop.org
Along Came a Dog
Misty of ChincoteagueBookshop.org
26 Fairmont AvenueBookshop.org
Mary and the Trail of TearsBookshop.org
Skunk and BadgerBookshop.org


The Poetry of Science (Spine)


How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific MethodBookshop.org
Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their WritingsBookshop.org
What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?Bookshop.org
The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope: Internet-Linked
A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a MicroscopeBookshop.org
The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic TableBookshop.org
The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 Experiments for Young ScientistsBookshop.org
The Story of Marie Curie: A Biography Book for New ReadersBookshop.org
Adams Atomic AdventuresBookshop.org


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

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