Book Notes

Books that I have completed:
 
By Time Period

Time Period: Ancients

Level 1:
  • This guide is complete.
Level 2:
  • The Book of the Ancient World
  • The Book of the Ancient Greeks

Time Period: Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation

Level 1:
  • Good Queen Bess
  • Bard of Avon
  • Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta

Level 2:
  • Renaissance and Reformation Times

Time Period: Modern

Level 1:
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea
  • Peter the Great
  • The Discovery of the Americas
  • Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620 by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Level 2:


     
By Year
 
 
Year 1:
 
  • This year is complete.


Year 2:
  • Snowflake Bentley




Year 3:
  • Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea
  • Good Queen Bess
  • Bard of Avon
  • Peter the Great
  • The Discovery of the Americas

Year 4:
  • Luther Burbank: Nature's Helper
  • Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620


Year 5:
  • The Little White Horse
  • The Book of the Ancient World

Year 7:
  • Anne of Green Gables

Year 8:
  • Renaissance and Reformation Times
  • The Book of the Ancient Greeks

Year 9:


 
 
Books that I hope to add in the future:
  • Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
  • Tree in the Trail by Hollling C. Holling
  • Our American Trees by Ruth H. Dubley
  • Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
  • The First Book of Trees by Maribelle Cormack
  • Catherine the Great
  • Complete Fairy Tales by George MacDonald
  • Robinson Crusoe by Robinson Crusoe
  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • Saladin by Diane Stanley
  • Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Of Courage Undaunted by James Daugherty
  • The Cloudmakers by James Rutherford
  • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  • Fabre's Book of Insects by Jean H. Fabre
  • Book of the Ancient Romans by Dorothy Mills
  • The Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills
  • Abe Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster
  • Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
  • The Burgess Animal Book by Thornton Burgess
  • Come Learn With Me: The Kingdom of Classification by Bridget Anderson

 
Poetry studies for Longfellow, Robert Louis Stevenson and Tennyson

*This is just a list of possible choices and is subject to change...(lol)! These are all books that I will most likely being using in the near future with my daughters and this is why they are on this list. If there are any book requests you would like to make, please leave a comment on the home page. I will be trying to go back and add Book Notes for earlier years, but my focus will be to work on the ones I need as well. I will then post them as they are ready.

 

Books I've started, but that need more work:
 
  • Myths of the World
  • A Child's History of the World 
  • Our Island Story
  • English Literature for Boys and Girls
  • Ivanhoe
  • History of Art for Young People
  • Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
  • Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls
  • The Discoverers
  • Children of the New Forest
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Tales From Shakespeare
  • George Washington's World
  • Life in a Tidal Pool
  • Pagoo
  • The Wonders of Physics: An Introduction to the Physical World
  • Age of Fable
  • Who Was First? Discovering the Americas

 
I've started with Our Island Story and A Child's History of the World, but I will be starting both of these books with the chapters my younger daughter is reading now. This means these book notes will start in the middle and then will be finished. If I have time over the next year, I will try to go back and add in the chapters from the beginning.

 
As I work on other books, I'll try to add those too. This is such a work in progress and is truly very time consuming so I hope that you find this helpful and will not mind being patient.

I have considered putting all of this together in print form at some point in the future, but for now it is too much for me to handle right now.

I hope this is helpful. It is helpful to me since my preparing it is also preparation for me, my girls and our lessons!


** Copyright note **

Original material by Lisa K. Kelly 2012

Copyright permission is granted to print and use any original material within the home or for home school use, but not for resale or widespread distribution without permission from the author.

General Resources:
 


Schedules and Lesson Plans:

Year One:
  • Complete Guide...see Year One for these links.
Year Two:



Year Three:
 

Check under Book Notes to find all of the needed pages for A Child's History of the World and Our Island Story. The lesson plans for history are built into the Book Notes.
 
 

Year Four:
  • Year Four History Booklist and Reading Schedule
  • Year Four Literature Reading Schedule


Year Five:
  • Year Five Literature Reading Schedule
Year Six:
  • Year Six Literature Reading Schedule

Year Seven:
  • Year Seven Literature Reading Schedule
  • Year Seven Geography Reading Schedule

Year Eight:

  • Year Eight Literature Reading Schedule

Year Nine:




Ancients Level One:


 
Modern Level One:

  • Modern Level One (Teaching Notes and Schedules) A
  • Modern Level One (Teaching Notes and Schedules ) B
  • Supplemental Pages
  • Modern Level One (Proper Nouns for the Student)





Individual Books:





 
Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall

            
                      
Year 2 Readings

OIS CH 1
OIS CH 2
OIS CH 51
OIS CH 52
OIS CH 53
OIS CH 54
OIS CH 55
OIS CH 56
OIS CH 57
OIS CH 58
OIS CH 59
OIS CH 60
OIS CH 61
 
 
Year 3 Readings
 
OIS CH 62
OIS CH 63
OIS CH 64
OIS CH 65
OIS CH 66
OIS CH 67
OIS CH 68
OIS CH 69
OIS CH 70
OIS CH 71
OIS CH 72
OIS CH 73
OIS CH 74
OIS CH 75
OIS CH 76
OIS CH 77
OIS CH 78
OIS CH 79
OIS CH 80
OIS CH 81
OIS CH 82
OIS CH 83
OIS CH 84
OIS CH 85
OIS CH 86
OIS CH 87
OIS CH 88
OIS CH 89
OIS CH 90
OIS CH 91
OIS CH 92
OIS CH 93
OIS CH 94
OIS CH 95
OIS CH 96
OIS CH 97
OIS CH 98
OIS CH 99
OIS CH 100
OIS CH 101
OIS CH 102
OIS CH 103
OIS CH 104
OIS CH 105
OIS CH 106
OIS CH 107
OIS CH 108
OIS CH 109
OIS CH 110


 



A Child's History of the World by Hillyer

CHOW-Year One Guide
CHOW-Year Two Guide
CHOW-Year Three Guide

 
 
Year 1 Readings
 
Year One Booklist with CHOW
Year One Reading Schedule with CHOW

Dates for a Century Book
Copywork Selections from A Child's History of the World

Note:
The following chapters below will have map work which will correspond with Year One Geography Schedules and Lesson Plans:
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21

(Chapter 1 is optional.)
CHOW C2
CHOW C3
CHOW C4
CHOW C5
CHOW C6
CHOW C7
CHOW C8
CHOW C9
CHOW C10
  • Ancient Greek Gods and Greek Heroes Coloring Pages Here, Here and  Here
CHOW C11
CHOW C12
CHOW C13
CHOW C14
CHOW C15
CHOW C16
CHOW C17
CHOW C18
CHOW C19
CHOW C20
CHOW C21
CHOW C22
CHOW C23
CHOW C24
CHOW C25
CHOW C26
CHOW C27
CHOW C28
CHOW C29
CHOW C30
CHOW C31
CHOW C32
CHOW C33
CHOW C34
CHOW C35
CHOW C36
CHOW C37
CHOW C38
CHOW C39


Year 2 Readings
 
CHOW C40
CHOW C41
CHOW C42
CHOW C43
CHOW C44

CHOW C45
CHOW C46

CHOW C47
CHOW C48
CHOW C49
CHOW C50
CHOW C51
CHOW C52
CHOW C53
CHOW C54
CHOW C55
CHOW C56
CHOW C57
CHOW C58
CHOW C59
CHOW C60

 
Year 3 Readings
 
CHOW C61

CHOW C62

CHOW C63

CHOW C64

CHOW C65
  • Look for Book Notes for Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta by James Rumford further down on this page.

CHOW C66
  • The School of Athens  (Raphael)
  • Look for Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo under Year 3 or under the page entitled "The Arts".
 

CHOW C67
CHOW C68

CHOW 69


Links for English Literature for Boys and Girls (Chapter 50)




  • "The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet" by Tennyson
  • "The Boyhood of Raleigh" by Millais here at ....wikipedia for picture study
  • "The Ocean to Cynthia" by Sir Walter Raleigh

  • CHOW C70

    CHOW C71
    CHOW C72

    CHOW C73

    CHOW C74

    CHOW C75

    CHOW C76

    CHOW C77

    CHOW C78


    CHOW C79
    • Look for Mozart and Beethoven under Year 3 or under the page entitled "The Arts".


    CHOW C80


    CHOW C81

    CHOW C82

    CHOW C83
    CHOW C84
    CHOW C85

    CHOW C86

    CHOW C87

    CHOW C88

    CHOW C89
    CHOW C90
    CHOW C91
     
     




    The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

    Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages
    Ancient Greece Coloring Pages
    TSOM C4 (Link for hieroglyphic writing: Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing)
    TSOM C5 
    TSOM C6
    TSOM C7




    Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
     
    Ivanhoe C1
    Ivanhoe C2
    Great Myths of the World by Padraic Colum

    GMOW p1-5
    GMOW p5-11


     



    English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall



    Year 7 includes Chapters 1-31

    ELBG C1
    ELBG C2


    ELBG C31


    Year 8 includes Chapters 32-59

    ELBG C32
    ELBG C33
    ELBG C34
    ELBG C35
    ELBG C36
    ELBG C37
    ELBG C38
    ELBG C39
    ELBG C40
    ELBG C41
    ELBG C42
    ELBG C43
    ELBG C44
    ELBG C45
    ELBG C46
    ELBG C47
    ELBG C48
    ELBG C50
    ELBG C51
    ELBG C52
    ELBG C53
    ELBG C54
    ELBG C55
    ELBG C56 
    ELBG C57 
    ELBG C58
    ELBG C59

    Year 9 includes chapters 60-85

     
    ELBG C60
    ELBG C61
    ELBG C62
    ELBG C63
    ELBG C64

    ELBG C65

    ELBG C66

    ELBG C67
    • "The Rape of the Lock", "Essay on Man" and "Essay on Criticism" can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.
    ELBG C68
    ELBG C69
    ELBG C70
    ELBG C71
    ELBG C72
    ELBG C73
    ELBG C74
    • "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey", "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood", etc. can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.
    ELBG C75
    • "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "Kubla Khan", etc. can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.
    ELBG C76
    ELBG C78
    ELBG C79
    ELBG C80
    • "Ode to the West Wind", "Adonais", "Ozymandias",etc. can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.
    ELBG C81
    • "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer", "Endymion", "Ode on a Grecian Urn", etc. can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.
    ELBG C82
    ELBG C83
    ELBG C84
    ELBG C85
    • Idylls of the King and other poems by Tennyson can be found under Year Nine and then under Literature.






    Bulfinch's Mythology
    Age of Fable
     
    Greek Mythology Map (Nice map for Greek Mythology...has an index that is helpful too.)

     

    Fable C21
    Fable C22
    Fable C23
    Fable C24
    Fable C25
    Fable C26
    Fable C27
    Fable C28
    Fable C29
    Fable C30
     
     
    Fable C41
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Book of the Ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills
     
    Note: While these Book Notes are essentially finished, I will be modifying as I continue to work on the entire guide. If I find a new source for primary sources, I will often come back and add these to the previous weeks and will update the them at that point.
     
     
    BOAG Complete A
     
     
       
     Week One:
     
    Week Four:
     
    Week Five:
     Week Six:
     
    Week Seven:
     
    Week Eight:
     
     
     Week Ten:
     
    Week Eleven:
     
    Week Twelve:
     
     
    Week Thirteen:
     
     
    Week Seventeen:
     
    Week Eighteen:
     
    Week Twenty:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     History of Art for Young People by H.W. Janson and Anthony E. Janson
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy by Hazen and Trefil
     
     

     
      
     
     
     
     
     
    Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls by W. H. Weston
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin
    
     
    Narration and Discussion Suggestions
    
     
     

     
     
     
     
    The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
     
    Map of the New Forest Area (Scroll down to the very last map)
    Frederick Marryat Notebook Page
     
    Picture Study:
     
     
     
    New Forest Chapter 14
    New Forest Chapter 15
    New Forest Chapter 16
    New Forest Chapter 17
    New Forest Chapter 18
    New Forest Chapter 19
    New Forest Chapter 20
    New Forest Chapter 21
    New Forest Chapter 22
    New Forest Chapter 23
    New Forest Chapter 24
    New Forest Chapter 25
    New Forest Chapter 26
    New Forest Chapter 27
     
     
     
    
     
     
     
     
    
    Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills
     
      
    BOAW Complete A
    BOAW Complete B
     
    BOAW Week One (Chapters 1-2)
     
    BOAW Week Two (Chapters 3-4)
     
    BOAW Week Four (Chapters 7-8)
     
    BOAW Week Five (Chapters 1-2)
     
    BOAW Week Six (Chapters 3-4)
     
    BOAW Week Nine (Chapters 3-4)
     
    BOAW Week 10 (Chapters 5-6)
     
    BOAW Week 11 (Chapters 7-8)
     
    BOAW Week 17 (The Phoenicians Chapters 3-4)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
     
     
     
     
     
    George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    GWW Reading 11
     
    GWW Reading 12
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Pagoo by Holling C. Holling
     
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
     
     
     
     
     
     
    
     Life in a Tidal Pool by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein
     
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
     
     
     
     
    Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman
     
    Book Notes
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620 by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
    The Book of the Ancient Romans by Dorothy Mills
     
     
    Resources:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Kingdoms of Life: Classification by Bridget Anderson