Monday, May 21, 2012

Week 3- 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 3: (May 14 - May 20, 2012)
Coordinated Weeks: SOTW week 4, TOG weeks 2-3

  • SOTW chapter 3
  • Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, “Ancient Egypt” pages 10-11
  • Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, “Early Egypt” and “The Old Kingdom”, pages 51-54
  • Illustrated Book of Myths, by Neil Philip
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Pyramid Builder, by Jacqueline Morley
  • Tutankhamen’s Gift, by Robert Sabuda
  • Mummies and Pyramids, Magic Tree House, by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Curse of Kin Tut’s Mummy, by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
  • Mummies & Pyramids, Usborne Internet Linked, by Sam Taplin
  • Why, Why, Why Were the Pyramids Built? By Mason Crest Publishers
  • Bible Stories: pre-view Patriarchs, Life in Egypt- The Children’s Illustrated Bible, pages 28-31, 66-67 (discuss that these topics are out of order per our history timeline)

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

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