( Grade 6 – Age 11-13 )
Continuing your journey through American History begun in Level 5, this year you will complete your study of American History from the Civil War through modern day. You will use a variety of diverse non-fiction, like An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, and A Different Mirror For Young People: A History of Multicultural America. Witness the tumultuous Civil War, discover what it is like to immigrate to America, learn about the World Wars of the 20th century, and join the protests during women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights movement. You will continue your study of the 50 states, in order of their statehood. In the final six weeks, your child will use the provided Research Report Guide to write a research report.
You will enjoy an array of captivating literature selections together, and learn the story of America through the eyes and voices of children of diverse backgrounds. Learn to appreciate what it means to really study history in The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody, learn about life in a small town in the Dakotas in Prairie Lotus, and explore the history of Harlem in The Harlem Charade.
Along with your study of history, we’ll delve into the arts, studying American artists and poets. You will complete a variety of art projects using the book Great American Artists for Kids and study poetry written by great American poets like Edgar Allan Poe and Maya Angelou.
The science focus this year is earth and space, using Real Science Odyssey Astronomy 2 and Blair Lee’s Climate Change unit — both paired with great living books like George and the Big Bang and World Without Fish.
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.
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DK American History: A Visual Encyclopedia (Spine 5/6)
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the US (FYP) (Spine 5/6)
A Different Mirror (FYP) (Spine 5/6)
Words that Built a Nation (Spine 5/6)
We Were There Too! Young People in US History (Spine 5/6)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (Spine 5/6)
Our Country’s Presidents: A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency (Spine 5/6)
What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal (Spine 5/6)
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your School Books Didn’t Tell You About the Civil War (Week 1)
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender (Week 8)
Which Way to the Wild West? (Week 9)
This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration(Week 13)
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (Week 18)
The Great American Dust Bowl (Week 26)
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Week 28)
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (Week 32)
The Giver (Week 1)
The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody (Week 3)
Sugar (Week 6)
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse (Week 9)
Prairie Lotus (Week 11)
Chasing Secrets (Week 14)
When You Reach Me (Week 17)
Hattie Big Sky (Week 19)
The Harlem Charade (Week 22)
Esperanza Rising (Week 25)
Farewell to Manzanar (Week 28)
One Crazy Summer (Week 31)
Ghost Boys (Week 34)
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor (Week 1)
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story(Week 3)
March Toward Thunder (Week 5)
The Prairie Thief (Week 8)
Dragon’s Gate (Week 10)
Chickadee (Week 12)
Stargazing (Week 14)
Letters from Rifka (Week 16)
Immigrant Kids (Week 18)
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights (Week 19)
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal (Week 21)
Finding Langston (Week 23)
Darby (Week 24)
Stella By Starlight (Week 26)
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb (Week 28)
The Length of a String (Week 30)
90 Miles to Havana (Week 33)
A Galaxy of Sea Stars (Week 35)
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 (Week 22)
Tracking Trash (Week 27)
Literary Earth Science Project: (Weeks 33 – 36)
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