( Grade 6 – Age 11-13 )
NOTE: This level is currently being updated to match the recent Level 5 update.
Continuing your journey through American History begun with Level 5 using the series A History of Us by Joy Hakim, you will cover the Civil War through modern day. Choose a side in the tumultuous Civil War, learn what it was like to immigrate to America at the turn of the century, learn about the World Wars of the 20th century, and join the protests during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. You will continue your study of the 50 states, in order of their statehood. The final six weeks your child will write a research report. I have provided a research report guide to assist them.
You will enjoy a variety of literature selections together. Travel with Homer P. Figg through the United States to find his brother and join the fight at Gettysburg in The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, go on a dangerous mission to save the world with the gifted children in The Mysterious Benedict Society and find out what happens when a young girl innocently writes a newspaper editorial about wanting black people to have the same rights as whites in Darby.
You will study American artists and complete a variety of art projects, memorize poetry written by great American poets such as Longfellow and Edgar Allan Poe along with The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and other historical works.
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War, Terrible War: 1855-1865 A History of US Book 6
A Reconstructing America: 1865-1890 A History of US Book 7
An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 A History of US Book 8
War, Peace, and All That Jazz: 1918-1945 A History of US Book 9
All the People: Since 1945 (A History of Us)
The Slave Dancer
The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Sing Down the Moon
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Phantom Tollbooth
Farewell to Manzanar
The Devil’s Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics)
One Crazy Summer
The Gammage Cup: A Novel of the Minnipins
Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin)
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
The Great Turkey Walk
Shades of Gray
Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles, Book 1)
The Prairie Thief
Letters from Rifka
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! (Unforgettable Americans)
Rascal (Puffin Modern Classics)
After the Dancing Days
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Gentle Ben (Puffin Modern Classics)
Real Science Odyssey Astronomy 2 – https://www.pandiapress.com/product/real-science-odyssey-astronomy-level-2/ (Weeks 1 – 15)
George and the Big Bang
A Black Hole is Not a Hole
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 On the Moon
Weather! (Week 16)
The Science of Climate Change (Week 21)
World Without Fish
Literary Earth Science Project:
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