Unit Book List

Age 11-13 - Concept 1: Semester 1

Unit 1: Egypt and Mesopotamia [SS]

  • Ancient Civilizations by Joseph Fullman (DK Eyewitness)

Unit 1: The Hydrosphere [S]

  • Painless Earth Science by Edward J. Denecke, Jr. (green edition)
  • Protecting Earth's Water Supply by Ron Fridell

Unit 1: The Pearl [LA]

  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Unit 2: Africa Today [SS]

  • Ancient Civilizations by Joseph Fullman (DK Eyewitness)
  • Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by Jayne Parsons

Unit 2: The Atmosphere [S]

  • Painless Earth Science by Edward Denecke, Jr. (green edition)

Unit 2: A Girl Named Disaster [LA]

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page

Unit 3: Australia and Oceania [SS]

  • 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 [S]

  • Painless Earth Science by Edward J. Denecke, Jr. (green edition)

Unit 3: The Hobbit [LA]

  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unit 4: Ancient Asia [SS]

  • 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 [S]

  • Changing Ecosystems by Alicia Hemphill
  • Exploring Ecology by Anna Engelke

Unit 4: A Single Shard [LA]

  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page

Unit 5: Asia Today [SS]

  • 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 [S]

  • Exploring Ecology by Anna Engelke

Unit 5: Independent Study [LA]

  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page