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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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 Voyage
Where is the Taj Mahal
Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began
Brave Girl! Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909


Out of Many Waters
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn 
The One and Only Ivan
The Ravenmaster’s Secret: Escape From The Tower Of London
Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution
The Cricket in Times Square
Everything on a Waffle
The Scarecrow and His Servant
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy


The Littles
A Lion to Guard Us
Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim Times
The Whipping Boy
A Grain of Rice
The Hundred Dresses
If You Lived With The Iroquois
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
The Matchlock Gun
DK Biography: George Washington
Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
Les Miserables (A Stepping Stone Book)
Gooney Bird Greene
Along Came a Dog
Misty of Chincoteague
Trail of Tears (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5)
Umbrella Summer


The Poetry of Science (Spine)


DK Eyewitness Books: Chemistry (Spine)
How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific Method
What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?
The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope: Internet-Linked
A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope 
Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun!
Adams Atomic Adventures
The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip


Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning) (Spine)
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)
Why is Art Full of Naked People? (Spine)


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