Unit Book List

Age 11-13 - Concept 2: Semester 2

Unit 1: Greece and Rome [SS]

  • Ancient Civilizations by Joseph Fullman (DK Eyewitness)

Unit 1: Force and Motion [S]

  • Why Things Move by Lance Bledsoe and Merry Dankanich

Unit 1: Greek Myths [LA]

  • D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • Icarus at the Edge of Time by Brian Greene

Unit 2: The Middle Ages [SS]

  • Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa

Unit 2: Light and the Eye [S]

  • Light and the Eye by Lance Bledsoe

Unit 2: Tales from the Middle Ages [LA]

  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Unit 3: The Age of Discovery [SS]

  • 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 [S]

  • 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System by David Aguilar

Unit 3: The Prince and the Bard [LA]

  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Unit 4: Elizabethan Europe [SS]

  • 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 [S]

  • Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson

Unit 4: Newton at the Center [LA]

  • Handy Guide to Writing by Moving Beyond the Page
  • The Story of Science: Newton at the Center by Joy Hakim

Unit 5: Modern Europe [SS]

  • Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture by DK Publishing

Unit 5: Energy [S]

  • Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It by Kathleen M. Reilly

Unit 5: British Poetry [LA]

  • Poetry Rocks! Modern British Poetry by Michelle M. Houle