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. Explore a secret cottage in the English countryside with Mandy and become a secret spy for the patriots during the Revolutionary War in Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution.

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 and The Matchlock Gun, non-fiction selections like Trail of Tears and If You Lived with the Iroquois, and classics like The Littles, 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, conduct many experiments and delve briefly into the study of electricity.

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 318 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
  • 28 activity pages (including mapwork)
  • science lessons (including 19 science activity pages)
  • art projects

You can see a sample week here:

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You can see the entire booklist below

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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)
Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim VoyageBookshop.org
Where is the Taj MahalBookshop.org
Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War BeganBookshop.org
Brave Girl! Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909Bookshop.org


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
Sophia’s War: A Tale of the RevolutionBookshop.org
The Cricket in Times SquareBookshop.org
Everything on a WaffleBookshop.org
The Scarecrow and His ServantBookshop.org
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting BoyBookshop.org


The LittlesBookshop.org
A Lion to Guard UsBookshop.org
Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim TimesBookshop.org
The Whipping BoyBookshop.org
A Grain of RiceBookshop.org
The Hundred DressesBookshop.org
If You Lived With The Iroquois
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of MysteryBookshop.org
The Matchlock GunBookshop.org
DK Biography: George Washington
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
Trail of Tears (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5)Bookshop.org
Umbrella SummerBookshop.org


The Poetry of Science (Spine)


DK Eyewitness Books: Chemistry (Spine) – Bookshop.org
How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific MethodBookshop.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
Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun!
Adams Atomic AdventuresBookshop.org
The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field TripBookshop.org


Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning) (Spine) – Bookshop.org
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia (Spine for Levels 2 – 4) (NOTE: This will be scheduled in a future update but is not currently scheduled in the lesson plans) – Bookshop.org
Why is Art Full of Naked People? (Spine) – Bookshop.org

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