Age 11-13 Year at a Glance

The Age 11-13 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around two semesters. Each of semester is made up of five literature units, five science units, and five social studies units. Each unit contains about 12 lessons and a final project.

You will do three lessons each day: one in science, one in social studies, and one in language arts. Start with the first unit. When you finish it move on to the second.

Here is a list of the units in the order you will complete them along with the associated books.

Social Studies Units

Science Units

Literature Units

Concept 1: Semester 1

Unit 1: Egypt and Mesopotamia
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World by Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler, et al.
Unit 1: The Hydrosphere
Painless Earth Science by Edward J. Denecke, Jr.
Protecting Earth's Water Supply by Ron Fridell
Unit 1: The Pearl
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Unit 2: Africa Today
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by Jayne Parsons
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World by Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler, et al.
Unit 2: The Atmosphere
Exploring the Sky by Day by Terence Dickinson
Painless Earth Science by Edward Denecke, Jr.
Unit 2: A Girl Named Disaster
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Unit 3: Australia and Oceania
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by DK Publishing
Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall and Francis Firebrace
Unit 3: The Lithosphere
Painless Earth Science by Edward J. Denecke, Jr.
Unit 3: The Hobbit
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Unit 4: Ancient Asia
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by Jayne Parsons
Life in Ancient China by Paul Challen
Life in Ancient Japan by Hazel Richardson
Life in the Ancient Indus River Valley by Hazel Richardson
Unit 4: Ecosystems and Ecology
Changing Ecosystems by Alicia Hemphill
Eyewitness Ecology by Steve Pollock
Unit 4: A Single Shard
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Unit 5: Asia Today
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by DK Publishing
Life in Ancient China by Paul Challen
Life in Ancient Japan by Hazel Richardson
Unit 5: Earth Cycles and Systems
Eyewitness Ecology by Steve Pollock
Unit 5: Independent Study
[none]

Concept 2: Semester 2

Unit 1: Greece and Rome
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World by Usborne
Unit 1: Force and Motion
[none]
Unit 1: Greek Myths
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Icarus at the Edge of Time by Brian Greene
Unit 2: The Middle Ages
Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa
Unit 2: Light and the Eye
The Science of Light by Steve Parker
Unit 2: Tales from the Middle Ages
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Unit 3: The Age of Discovery
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by DK Publishing
Newton at the Center by Joy Hakim
The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened & How It Changed the World by Marc Aronson & John W. Glenn
Unit 3: The Solar System
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System by David Aguilar
Unit 3: The Prince and the Bard
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Unit 4: Elizabethan Europe
Elizabeth I, The People's Queen: Her Life and Times, 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
The Story of Science: Newton at the Center by Joy Hakim
The World Made New by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn
Unit 4: Technological Design
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson
Unit 4: Newton at the Center
The Story of Science: Newton at the Center by Joy Hakim
Unit 5: Modern Europe
Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by DK Publishing
Unit 5: Energy
Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It by Kathleen M. Reilly
Unit 5: British Poetry
Poetry Rocks! Modern British Poetry by Michelle M. Houle

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