There are also literature books that will be read by 5th and 6th graders, they may also be used as read alouds for younger students. Instructions are included in the text about when the books need to be read.
Ten Great Adventurers by Kate Dickinson Sweetser, Edited by Amy Puetz
Let the Adventure Begin! Each chapter in this book reads like an exciting work of fiction, yet is based on fact. These men lived lives of adventure and it’s fitting that their stories should be told with all the drama of a great story. Men and boys alike will relate to the thrilling experiences portrayed in these pages. Numerous illustrations help bring the stories to life. There are several maps that make looking up the locations a breeze. Circumnavigate the globe with Sir Francis Drake, spread the gospel in Africa with David Livingstone, survive the wilds of Jamestown with Captain John Smith, discover the New World with Christopher Columbus, penetrate the wilderness with Daniel Boone, explore the Arctic with Sir John Franklin, capture Mexico with Hernán Cortes, fight the British with John Paul Jones, search for gold with Hernando De Soto, and secure Italy’s freedom with Giuseppe Garibaldi. In this book you will meet ten great adventurers from history.
Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser, Edited by Amy Puetz
These forgotten heroines will encourage girls of today! Prepare to befriend ten of the bravest girls of history! Whether facing a band of Indians with Madeleine; or saving lives at sea with Ida Lewis; or experiencing the battlefields of the Civil War with Clara Barton, you will be inspired by their faith, courage, and devotion. Girls of all ages will enjoy meeting these ten remarkable girls from the past, and parents will appreciate the godly examples found in these pages. Both inspirational and entertaining, this book will bring history alive for your family. Each chapter dramatizes the life and accomplishments of these ten girls: Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton, Molly Pitcher, Cofachiqui, Madeleine De Vercheres, Dorothy Quincy, Ida Lewis, Elizabeth Van Lew, Virginia Reed, and Clara Morris.
Heroines of the Past: Bible Study by Amy Puetz
“Who can find a virtuous woman?” the book of Proverbs asks, and then it goes on to describe what a virtuous woman looks like. The Proverbs 31 woman is kind, wise, dependable, generous, compassionate, industrious, dedicated, and loving. Down through the ages, many noble-hearted women and girls have lived up to the standard of a virtuous woman as described in Proverbs. This book is full of them. A Book about feminine, courageous, and devoted heroines!
Two Little Americans in Spanish California by Frances Margaret Fox
Before California became a territory of the United States, it was part of Mexico. In 1846 a little American girl and her brother were living at the San Gabriel Mission. Their neighbor was a Spanish girl named Carlota. Will the little American girl become friends with Carlota, even though their political ideas are completely different? Will the little American boy help the U.S. soldiers win the war? Or will the Spanish kill all the Americans? Find out in this delightful book! Originally published in 1908. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.
Jack and Jill by Louis May Alcott
This timeless classic by Louisa May Alcott (who wrote Little Women) tells the story of Jack and Jill. A tragic accident leaves fun-loving Jill and good-natured Jack cooped up for months. During this time they learn some valuable lessons and are cheered up by their friends. Jill and her two friends begin a missionary society, while Jack helps a troubled youth stay on the straight and narrow. Louisa May Alcott has done an excellent job of showing the real life of children during the 1800s. Originally published in 1880 this timeless tale is just as inspiring and enjoyable today as when it was first written.