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Build Your Library Level 5 - American History, Part 1

Build Your Library Level 5 - American History, Part 1



Build Your Library Level 5 - American History, Part 1



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You and your child are about to embark on the first half of our American History study, using 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.  You will learn about the many diverse Native American Nations already living on the North American continent before the Europeans arrived, discover why the first European colonists came to America, and watch those early colonies change and grow into the United States.


You will enjoy an array of captivating literature selections together. One of my goals in choosing the literature and readers for Level 5 was to tell the story of America through the eyes and voices of children of diverse backgrounds.  Follow Tristan on a wild adventure into a world of African American folklore in Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia.  You will meet the Tuck family, who accidentally became immortal in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and the enslaved children of Thomas Jefferson, in Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

You will study American artists and complete a variety of art projects, memorize poetry written by great American poets such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, along with the Preamble to the Constitution, and other historical works.


Over the course of both Levels 5 and 6, your child will be studying the US Presidents, as well as completing a State Study, learning the geography of the United States of America.

Your science focus this year will be biology, using Real Science Odyssey Biology 2 along with a selection of well-chosen living books.


The 286 page PDF lesson plans include a daily and weekly schedule for 36 weeks of study, a reading list, a set of 8 – 10 narration cards, vocabulary words, discussion questions, and dictation passages tied to the literature readings, weekly writing assignments, memory work projects, 19 activity pages (including map work), research projects, art projects, and a 3 day per week schedule for Real Science Odyssey Biology 2.

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