Age 12-14 Year at a Glance

The Age 12-14 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around two semesters. Each of semester is made up of five language arts 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

Language Arts Units

Concept 1: Semester 1

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: Revolution
Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself! by Kris Bordessa
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 1: Atoms
Eyewitness Chemistry by Ann Newmark
Unit 1: Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober
Unit 2: Civics
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865 by John Grafton
Unit 2: Chemical Reactions
Eyewitness Chemistry by Ann Newmark
Unit 2: Animal Farm
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Unit 3: The Antebellum West
A History of Us: Liberty for All? 1820-1860 by Joy Hakim
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865 by John Grafton
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 3: Energy and Matter
[none]
Unit 3: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Einstein Adds a Dimension by Joy Hakim
Unit 4: Antebellum America
A History of Us: Liberty for All? 1820-1860 by Joy Hakim
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 4: Biochemistry
Nutrition: From Birth to Old Age by Robert Snedden
Unit 4: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Unit 5: Civil War
Fields of Fury: The American Civil War by James McPherson
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 5: Microbiology and Cell Theory
What Is Cell Theory? by Marina Cohen
Unit 5: Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Concept 2: Semester 2

Summary of Skills | Table of Contents
Unit 1: History of Your State
[none]
Unit 1: Genetics and DNA
Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA by Carla Mooney
Unit 1: The House of the Scorpion
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Unit 2: Industrialization, Urbanization, and Immigration
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 2: Living Organisms
Behavior in Living Things by Michael Bright
Life Processes by Anna Claybourne
Unit 2: Watership Down
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Unit 3: The Great Depression and World War II
We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
We Were There, Too: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk
Unit 3: A Dynamic Planet
Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton
The Field Guide to Geology by David Lambert and the Diagram Group
Unit 3: The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Unit 4: Global Conflict and Civil Rights
Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle by Sara Bullard
We Were There, Too: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 4: Human Body Systems
The Concise Human Body Book by Steve Parker
Unit 4: To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Unit 5: Technology Explosion
We Were There, Too: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Unit 5: Health and Nutrition
Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen by Amy B. Middleman and Kate Gruenwald Pfiefer
Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen by Amy B. Middleman and Kate Gruenwald Pfiefer
Unit 5: Great American Poets
101 Great American Poems by The American Poetry & Literacy Project