Friday, May 11, 2012

Week 2- SOTW and TOG Reading List

First Grade

We're using both Tapestry of Grace and Story of the World this year, so I thought I'd keep a log of the books we read, as well as the sections/weeks we've coordinated between the two spines.  Both kids are in first grade.  I have an Excel spreadsheet in progress but I'll wait to post that until we're further along.

*I liked the way that SOTW laid out the first few weeks in chronological order, so I used that as my main "map."  I pulled literature recommendations from TOG in the weeks that I felt corresponded to the topic SOTW covered.  There are lots of over-laps in the first few weeks.  We frequently read a few of these books out of order, and/or repeated them if we enjoyed them.

** We combined weeks 1 and 2 of SOTW, as we had covered them before.

Week 2: (May 7-May 11, 2012)
Coordinated Weeks: SOTW weeks 3, TOG week 2-3

  • SOTW chapter 3
  • Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, “Mesopotamia" and "The Birth of Writing", pages 16-19
  • Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, “Sumer and Akkad", page 9
  • Archaeologists Dig for Clues, by Kate Duke
  • Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile, by Tomie dePaola
  • Little Grunt and the Big Egg, by Tomie dePaola
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Pyramid Builder, by Jacqueline Morley
  • Archaeologists Dig For Clues, but Kate Duke
  • See Inside Ancient Egypt (Usborne Flap Book) by Rob Lloyd Jones
  • Bible Story: Noah, the Flood and The Tower of Babel, from The Children’s Illustrated Bible (pages 22-29)

Books in Red are books I consider Historical Texts, and the books in Blue I consider Literature.

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