Age 10-12 Year at a Glance

The Age 10-12 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around four 9-week concepts. Each of these concepts is made up of three language arts units and three science and social studies units. Each unit contains about 10 lessons and a final project.

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

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

Science and Social Studies Units

Language Arts Units

Concept 1: Environment and Cycles

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Weather and Climate
Eyewitness Weather by Brian Cosgrove
Unit 1: The Wanderer
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
Unit 2: Geography and Landforms
Geography of the World by DK Publishing
The Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World by Caroline Arnold
Unit 2: The People of Sparks
The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau
Unit 3: Our Changing Earth
Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth by Steve Tomecek
Unit 3: Short Stories
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book by Gary Paulsen

Concept 2: Force and Power

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Slavery and the Civil War
A History of US Volume 6: War, Terrible War 1855-1865 by Joy Hakim
Unit 1: Bull Run
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
Pink and Say by Patricia Polocco
Unit 2: Force and Motion
The Quest for Personal Best: Individual Sports by Lisa Greathouse
Unit 2: Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein by Kathleen Krull
Unit 3: World Wars I and II
A History of US: War, Peace, and All That Jazz 1918-1945 by Joy Hakim
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield
Unit 3: Number the Stars
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Concept 3: Change

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Matter
Fizz, Bubble, and Flash! by Anita Brandolini, Ph.D.
Unit 1: Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Unit 2: Civil Rights
Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport
Unit 2: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Unit 3: Chemical Change
Kitchen Chemistry by Cynthia Light Brown
Unit 3: The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Concept 4: Systems and Interaction

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: North and South America
Geography of the World by DK Publishing
Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
What Was the Great Depression? by Janet B. Pascal
Unit 2: Cells
The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Amber Keyser
Unit 2: The Tree That Time Built
The Tree that Time Built by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston
Unit 3: Incas, Aztecs, and Mayas
Aztec, Inca & Maya by Elizabeth Baquedano (DK Eyewitness)
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes
Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark


Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals
Unit 2: Integers and Rational Numbers
Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map by Cindy Neuschwander
Unit 3: Ratios, Rates, and Percentages
Unit 4: Algebraic Expressions
Unit 5: Simple Equations and Inequalities
Unit 6: Geometry
Unit 7: Angles, Area, and Volume
Unit 8: Introduction to Statistics