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5th Grade General Resources:

Books  Books

  • American History Math: 50 Problem-Solving Activities That Link Math to Key Events in U. S. History, by Jacqueline B. Glasthal; ISBN: 0-590-96568-9
  • American History Simulations, by Max W. Fischer; ISBN: 1-557-34480-9
  • History Alive!: Engaging All Learners in the Diverse Classroom, by Lee Swenson, Jim Lobdell & Bert Bower; ISBN: 1-58371-007-8
  • Traveling Trunks, National Park Service
  • Seeing the Whole Through Social Studies, by Tarry Lindquist; ISBN 0-325-00448-X
  • Teaching American History with Art Masterpieces, by Marilyn Rosh, Goody Hirshfeld, & Bobbi Chertok; ISBN: 0-590-96402-X
  • American History Poems, by Bobbi Katz; ISBN: 0-590-49973-4
  • 50 Debate Prompts for Kids, by Michael S. Dahlie & Patrick Daley; ISBN: 0-439-05179-7
  • Leveled Texts for Social Studies-Early America, by Shell Education; ISBN: 978-1-4258-0081-9
  • Kids Discover Magazines
  • Why Documents Matter: American originals and the Historical Imagination, by Gilder Lehrman; ISBN: 1-932821-20-1
  • Primary Source Fluency Activities-Early America, by Jennifer Overend Prior; ISBN: 978-1-4258-0365-0
  • Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement,  by Debra Pickering, Robert J. Marzano & Jane E. Pollock; ISBN: 0-87120-504-1
  • Reading Strategies for Social Studies, by Stephanie Macceca; ISBN: 978-1-4258-0054-3
  • America's History Through Young Voices: Using Primary Sources In The K-12 Social Studies Classroom, by Richard M. Wyman; ISBN: 0-205-39576-7
  • The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600, by Joy Hakim; ISBN: 0-19-512752-8
  • Social Studies Activities Kids Can't Resist: 40 Sensational Activities for the Topics You Teach - Grades 4-8, by Geri Harris & Dee Benscoter; ISBN: 0-439-29703-6
  • Jumpstarters for US History, by Linda Armstrong; ISBN: 1-58037-299-6
  • Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned, by Kenneth C. Davis; ISBN: 0060083824
  • Fortunately, by Remy Charlip; ISBN: 0689716605

Standard I Students will understand how the exploration and colonization of North America transformed human history.

Books Books

  • Hands-On History Explorers,  by Michael Gravois; ISBN: 0-590-39598-X
  • Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870, by Sylvia Van Kirk; ISBN: 189623951X
  • Primary Source Documents, by Jackdaw Publications
  • Colonial America: Read-Aloud Plays, by Jeff Catanese & Marci Appelbaum; ISBN: 0-439-36602-X
  • Multimedia Kits: Age of Exploration CD, by Teacher Created Resources; ISBN: 0-7439-3036-3

Objective 1:
Describe and explain the growth and development of the early American colonies.

Books  Books

  • American History Math: 50 Problem-Solving Activities That Link Math to Key Events in U. S. History, by Jacqueline B. Glasthal; ISBN: 0-590-96568-9
  • American History Simulations, by Max W. Fischer; ISBN: 1-557-34480-9
  • Captain James Cook, by Ruth Harley & Monroe Eisenberg; ISBN: 0-89375-169-3
  • Columbus and the Renaissance Explorers, by Colin Hynson; ISBN: 0-439-11022-X
  • Explorers: Atlas in the Round By Charlie Watson & Norman Knight; ISBN: 0-762-41036-1
  • Hands-On History Explorers,  by Michael Gravois; ISBN: 0-590-39598-X
  • I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492-1493, by Peter Roop; ISBN: 0-380-71545-7
  • Journeys in Time: A New Atlas of American History, by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock; ISBN: 0-618-31114-9
  • Magellan and the Exploration of South America, by Colin Hynson; ISBN: 0764105310
  • Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870, by Sylvia Van Kirk; ISBN: 189623951X
  • Morning Girl, by Michael Dorris; ISBN: 078681358X
  • The People Shall Continue, by Simon Ortiz; ISBN: 0-892-39125-1
  • The World in 1492, by Katherine Paterson & Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0-805-01674-0
  • Vasco da Gama, by George Sottung & David C. Knight; ISBN: 0-89375-167-7
  • Where Do You Think You’re Going Christopher Columbus?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0-698-11580-5

Indicators:

  1. Using maps -- including pre-1492 maps -- and other geographic tools, locate and analyze the routes used by the explorers.
  2. Explain how advances in technology lead to an increase in exploration (e.g. ship technology)
  3. Identify explorers who came to the Americas and the nations they represented.
  4. Determine reasons for the exploration of North America (e.g., religious, economic, political).
  5. Compare the geographic and cultural differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies (e.g., religious, economic, political).
  6. Analyze contributions of American Indian people to the colonial settlements.

Objective 2:
Assess the global impact of cultural and economic diffusion as a result of colonization.

Books  Books

  • Pilgrims, by Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce; ISBN-10: 037583219X
  • Heroes of the Revolution, by David A. Adler; ISBN: 0823420175
  • Heroines of History: Heroines of the American Revolution, America's Founding Mothers, by Diane Silcox-Jarrett; ISBN: 0439259479
  • Moon of Two Dark Horses, by Sally M. Keehn; ISBN: 0698119495
  • A Journal to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 059050214X
  • Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners, by Lucille Recht Penner; ISBN: 0689815417
  • The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, by Cynthia DeFelice; ISBN: 0374400148
  • The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0590313509
  • The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689, by Betsy Maestro; ISBN: 0060575727
  • A History of US: Book 3: From Colonies to Country (1735-1791), by Joy Hakim; ISBN: 0195182324
  • On the Mayflower, by Kate Waters; ISBN: 0439099412
  • Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl, by Scholastic Inc., ISBN: 0590474006
  • Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy, by Kate Waters; ISBN: 0590480537
  • 1607: A New Look at Jamestown, by Karen Lange; ISBN: 1426300123
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Colonial America
  • Kids Make History: A New Look at America's Story, by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock; ISBN: 0618223290
  • A Break With Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152046828
  • The Staircase, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152167889
  • Thanksgiving on Thursday, by Mary Pope Osborne; ISBN: 0375806156
  • Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life, by Candace Fleming; ISBN: 0689835493

Indicators:

  1. Describe the cultural and economic impacts that occurred as a result of trade between North America and other markets (e.g., arts, language, ideas, the beginning and expansion of the slave trade, new agricultural markets).
  2. Analyze and explain the population decline in American Indian populations (i.e. disease, warfare, displacement).

Objective 3:
Distinguish between the rights and responsibilities held by different groups of people during the colonial period.

Books  Books

  • Pilgrims, by Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce; ISBN-10: 037583219X
  • Heroes of the Revolution, by David A. Adler; ISBN: 0823420175
  • Heroines of History: Heroines of the American Revolution, America's Founding Mothers, by Diane Silcox-Jarrett; ISBN: 0439259479
  • Moon of Two Dark Horses, by Sally M. Keehn; ISBN: 0698119495
  • A Journal to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 059050214X
  • Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners, by Lucille Recht Penner; ISBN: 0689815417
  • The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, by Cynthia DeFelice; ISBN: 0374400148
  • The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0590313509
  • The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689, by Betsy Maestro; ISBN: 0060575727
  • A History of US: Book 3: From Colonies to Country (1735-1791), by Joy Hakim; ISBN: 0195182324
  • On the Mayflower, by Kate Waters; ISBN: 0439099412
  • Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl, by Scholastic Inc., ISBN: 0590474006
  • Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy, by Kate Waters; ISBN: 0590480537
  • 1607: A New Look at Jamestown, by Karen Lange; ISBN: 1426300123
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Colonial America
  • Kids Make History: A New Look at America's Story, by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock; ISBN: 0618223290
  • A Break With Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152046828
  • The Staircase, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152167889
  • Thanksgiving on Thursday, by Mary Pope Osborne; ISBN: 0375806156
  • Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life, by Candace Fleming; ISBN: 0689835493

Indicators:

  1. Compare the varying degrees of freedom held by different groups (e.g. American Indians, landowners, women, indentured servants, enslaved people).
  2. Explain how early leaders established the first colonial governments (e.g. Mayflower compact, charters).
  3. Describe the basic principles and purposes of the Iroquois Confederacy.
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Standard II Students will understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.

Books  Books

  • Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, by Nancy Isenberg; ISBN: 0861874137
  • Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0823417530
  • American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia, by Edmund S. Morgan; ISBN: 0393312887
  • Everyday Life in Early America, by David Freemen Hawke; ISBN: 0060912510
  • Home Life in Colonial Days, by Alice Morse Earle; ISBN: 1434693392
  • The Negro in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg, by Thaddeus W. Tate; ISBN: 0910412294
  • The Negro in the American Revolution, by Benjamin Quarles & Thad W. Tate; ISBN: 0807846031
  • Private Yankee Doodle: A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier, Joseph P. Martin; ISBN: 0890620474
  • Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800, by Allan Kulikoff; ISBN: 0807842249
  • The Revolution Remembered: Eyewitness Accounts of the War for Independence, by John C. Dann; ISBN: 0226136248
  • Heroes of the Revolution, by David Adler; ISBN: 0-439-69230-X
  • Heroines of History: Heroines of the American Revolution, America's Founding Mothers, by Diane Silcox-Jarrett; ISBN: 0-439-25947-9
  • Read-Aloud Plays: Revolutionary War, by Dallas Murphy; ISBN: 0-590-03325-5
  • The Signers: The fifty-six stories behind the Declaration of Independence, by Dennis B Fradin; ISBN 0-439-49560-1
  • Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316969222
  • Easy Simulations: American Revolution, by Renay M. Scott; ISBN: 0-439-52221-8

Objective 1:
Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence.

Books  Books

  • If you lived in Colonial Times, by Ann McGovern; ISBN: 059045160X
  • What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0698203658
  • Johnny Tremain, by Esther Hoskins Forbes; ISBN: 0395900115
  • My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Collier and Christopher Collier; ISBN: 0439783607
  • George Washington's Socks, by Elvira Woodruff; ISBN: 0590440365
  • Sarah Bishop, by Scott O’Dell; ISBN: 0590446517
  • The Secret Soldier: The Story Of Deborah Sampson, by Ann McGovern & Katherine Thompson; ISBN: 0590430521
  • Katie’s Trunk, by Ann Turner; ISBN: 0689810547
  • This Time, Tempe Wick?, by Patricia Lee Gauch; ISBN: 1590781791
  • Calico Captive, by Elizabeth George Speare; ISBN: 0618150765
  • Will You Sign Here John Hancock?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 069811440X
  • If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution, by Kay Moore; ISBN: 0590674447
  • The Signers: The fifty-six stories behind the Declaration of Independence, by Dennis B Fradin; ISBN 0-439-49560-1
  • Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution, by Seymour Reit; ISBN: 0152164359
  • Samuel’s Choice, by Richard J. Berleth; ISBN: 0807572187
  • Places in Time: A New Atlas of American History, by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock; ISBN: 0618311130
  • Journeys for Freedom: A New Look at America's Story, by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock; ISBN: 0618223231
  • A Stitch in Time, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590460560
  • Finishing Becca: A Story About Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152050795
  • Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington’s Runaway Slave, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0786255579
  • The Secret of Sarah Revere, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152046844
  • Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phyllis Wheatley, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152008764
  • Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152050779
  • A Ride Into Morning:  The Story of Tempe Wick, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152046836
  • Time Enough For Drums, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0440228506
  • Wolf by the Ears, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590434128
  • Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0698114027
  • Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0698114396
  • Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0698114167
  • Yankee Doodle, by Steven Kellogg; ISBN: 0689801580
  • Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Jeffrey Thompson (Illustrator); ISBN: 9780792265580
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill (The Atlas of Famous Battles of the American Revolution), by Scott P. Waldman; ISBN: 0823963292
  • Declaration of Independence, by Sam Fink; ISBN: 0439703158
  • The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom, by Emily Arnold McCully; ISBN: 0374322252
  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, by Lynne Cheney & Peter Fiore; ISBN: 0689870434
  • Redcoats and Petticoats, by Katherine Kirkpatrick; ISBN: 0823414167
  • American History Stories, Volume III, by Mara L. Pratt; ISBN: 1599152045
  • The Boston Massacre: Five Colonists Killed by British Soldiers, by Allison Stark Draper; ISBN: 0823961761
  • The End of the American Revolutionary War: The Colonists Defeat the British at Yorktown, by Allison Stark Draper; ISBN: 0823956741
  • Phoebe the Spy, by Judith Griffin; ISBN: 0698119568
  • George Washington’s Breakfast, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0698116119
  • Hatmaker’s Sign, by Candace Fleming; ISBN: 053107174X
  • George Washington’s Mother, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0448403846
  • Cobblestone History Magazines
  • The Bells of Freedom, by Dorothy Gilman Butter; ISBN: 0844661627
  • We Were There Series
  • Kids Discover Magazine – American Revolution
  • USKids History: Book of the American Civil War, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316223247
  • USKids History: Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316222046
  • Read-Aloud Plays: Revolutionary War, by Dallas Murphy; ISBN: 0590033255
  • George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanzer; ISBN: 0792269993
    The introduction sets the tone, introducing both George Washington and King George III, mentioning their differing views, and noting that every story has two sides. Warning - However, near the end the question is asked, "So what was happening to American civilians all this time?" The answer seems to be mayhem: people were tarred and feathered, women raped. Indians "tortured . . . whole families, and scalped the dead" and "honored their bravest victims by eating them." The American troops "showed off pairs of legging made from the skin of dead Indians." Given the book's highly illustrated format, this is too sensationalized for the age group, a jarring note in an otherwise solid offering.  Maybe skip those last few pages.

Indicators:

  1. Explain the role of events that led to declaring independence (e.g., French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party).
  2. Analyze arguments both for and against declaring independence using primary sources from Loyalist and patriot perspectives.
  3. Explain the content and purpose for the Declaration of Independence.

Objective 2:
Evaluate the Revolutionary War’s impact on self-rule.

Books  Books

  • How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, by Rosalyn Schanzer; ISBN: 0688169937
    The author summarizes, in a succinct and zippy style, many of Franklin's achievements as inventor, statesman, author, entrepreneur, activist, community leader and musician-a Renaissance man of boundless energy ("Didn't the man ever stop to rest?" she wonders).
  • Redcoats and Petticoats, by Kathryn Kilpatrick; ISBN: 0823414167
    Nancy used her clothesline and petticoats to signal the location, spotted by her son, of a whaleboat that would transport a vital letter about British battle plans directly to General George Washington.
  • Shh…We’re Writing the Constitution, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0399214038
    An informative, interesting, and immensely readable account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Aimed at the same audience as Fritz' well-known series on Revolutionary heroes (Coward), this is every bit as good as those acclaimed titles, although younger children might need to have some terms clarified. Neatly woven into the discussion of what the framers were doing and how they did it are some wonderfully gossippy tidbits that are sure to catch young readers' imagination and make it all come alive for them.

Indicators:

  1. Plot a time line of the key events of the Revolutionary War.
  2. Profile citizens who rose to greatness as leaders.
  3. Assess how the Revolutionary War changed the way people thought about their own rights.
  4. Explain how the winning of the war set in motion a need for a new government that would serve the needs of the new states.
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Standard III Students will understand the rights and responsibilities guaranteed in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Books  Books

  • Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0-316-22204-6
  • Shh…We’re Writing the Constitution, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0399214038
  • Preamble to the US Constitution, by Douglas Rife; ISBN: 1-57310-129-X
  • Understanding the US Constitution, by Mark Stange & Carson Dellosa Publishing; ISBN: 1-58037-056-X
  • Nystrom US Government & Civics Charts
  • Sign on the Dotted Line! The US Constitution, by Carole Marsh; ISBN: 0-635-02696-1

Objective 1:
Assess the underlying principles of the US Constitution as the framework for the United States' form of government, a compound constitutional republic.

Books  Books

  • If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, by Elizabeth Levy; ISBN: 0590451596
  • Shh…We’re Writing the Constitution, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0399214038
  • We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, by David Catrow; ISBN: 0142402761
  • So You Want to be President?, by Judith St. George; ISBN: 0399251529
  • The Constitution (Cornerstones of Freedom), by Marilyn Prolman; ISBN: 0516466925
  • My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, by Lee Bennett Hopkins; ISBN: 0689812477
  • America Is, Louise Borden; ISBN: 1416902864
  • The Pledge of Allegiance, by Scholastic, Inc.; ISBN: 0439399629
  • The Flag We Love, by Pam Munoz Ryan; ISBN: 1570917078
  • This Land Is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie; ISBN: 0316392154
  • Celebrate America in Poetry and Art, by Nora Panzer & the National Museum of American Art; ISBN: 0786813601
    This book is illustrated with paintings, photographs, and other works of art from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
  • The Declaration of Independence, by Sam Fink; ISBN: 0439703158

Indicators:

  1. Recognize ideas from documents used to develop the Constitution (e.g. Magna Carta, Iroquois Confederacy, Articles of Confederation, Virginia Plan).
  2. Analyze goals outlined in the Preamble.
  3. Distinguish between the role of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the government.
  4. Explain the process of passing a law.
  5. Describe the concept of checks and balances.
  6. Discover the basis for the patriotic and citizenship traditions we have today (i.e. Pledge of Allegiance, flag etiquette, voting).

Objective 2:
Assess how the US Constitution has been amended and interpreted over time, and the impact these amendments have had on the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States.

Books  Books

1st - Freedom of Speech and Religion
  • Dayenu or How Uncle Murray Saved the Seder, by Rosalind Schilder; ISBN-10: 0930494768
2nd - Right to Bear Arms or Own Guns
  • The Happy Hunter, by Roger Duvoisin
  • Mister Billy's Gun, by Berta and Elmer Hader
  • The Tomato Patch, by William Wonderiska
  • The Wooden Man, by Max Bolliger; ISBN: 0816431299
3rd - The Quartering of Soldiers
  • Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown; ISBN: 0689878362
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier, by Hans Christian Andersen & P.J Lynch; ISBN: 1842704435
  • Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?, by John Langstaff; ISBN: 0006608515
  • Drummer Hoff , by Barbara Emberley; ISBN: 067166249X
4th - The Right to be Secure in Your Own Home
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig; ISBN: 1416902066
  • Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak; ISBN: 0060254920
8th - Cruel and Unusual Punishment Shall Not Be Inflicted
  • The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss; ISBN: 039484484X
  • The Thief and the Blue Rose, by Ursula Schaeffler; ISBN: 0854100024

Indicators:

  1. Explain the significance of the Bill of Rights.
  2. Identify how the rights of selected groups have changed and how the Constitution reflects those changes (e.g. women, enslaved people).
  3. Analyze the impact of the Constitution on their lives today (e.g. freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petition).
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 Standard IV Students will understand that the 19th century was a time of incredible change for the United States, including geographic expansion, constitutional crisis, and economic growth.

Books  Books

  • The Civil War: Grades 4-8, by Karen Baicker; ISBN: 0-590-37863-5
  • The Civil War-An Illustrated History, by Catherine Clinton; ISBN: 0-439-53172-1
  • The Era of Civil War & Reconstruction, by Kathy Sammis.  Walch Publ. ISBN 0-8251-3338-6
  • Westward Expansion: Transparancy/Reproducible Books, Milliken Publishing; ISBN: 1-55863-504-1
  • Read-Aloud Plays About the Civil War, by Timothy Nolan; ISBN: 0-590-02897-9
  • The Civil War's 54th Massachusetts Regiment: The Shaw Memorial, by Julia Hargrove; ISBN: 1-57310-282-2
  • Civil War, Teacher Created Materials; ISBN: 0-7439-3034-7
  • Hands-On History-Civil War, by Michael Gravois; ISBN: 0-439-41125-4
  • Easy Simulations-Civil War, by Tim Bailey; ISBN: 0-439-52219-6
  • Spotlight on America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase, by Robert W. Smith; ISBN: 0-7439-3233-1
  • Lewis and Clark, by Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer; ISBN: 0-439-51367-7
  • The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, by Cindy Barden; ISBN: 1-58037-181-7
  • Immigration, Then and Now, by Karen Baicker; ISBN: 0-590-93097-4

Objective 1:
Investigate the significant events during America’s expansion and the roles people played.

Books  Books

  • Fortunately, by Remy Charlip; ISBN: 0689716605
  • Little House on the Praire (series), by Laura Ingalls Wilder; ISBN: 059020632X
  • The Second Bend in the River, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN-10: 0590742590
  • My Name Is America: The Journal Of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy, by Walter Dean Myers; ISBN: 0590026917
  • My Name Is America: The Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker, by William Durbin; ISBN: 0439049946
  • Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days, by Mary Cobb; ISBN: 1562946927
  • The Great Railroad Race: the Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868, by Kristiana Gregory; ISBN: 059010991X
  • A Line in the Sand: the Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 1836, by Sherry Garland; ISBN: 0590394665
  • Rachel’s Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl, by Marissa Moss; ISBN: 015202168X
  • Pioneer Sisters, by Laura Ingalls Wilder; ISBN: 0064420469
  • Mountain Men: True Grit and Tall Tales, by Andrew Glass; ISBN: 038532555X
  • The Railroad, by Bobbie Kalman; ISBN: 0778701085
  • Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran, by Kenneth Thomasma; ISBN: 1880114003
  • By the Dawn’s Early Light, by Steven Kroll; ISBN: 0590450557
  • Stonewall, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 069811552X
  • The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, by Margaret Cousins; ISBN: 0613025849
  • The Great Migration: An American Story, by Jacob Lawrence; ISBN: 0064434281
  • This Man's War: The Day-by-day Record of an American Private on the Western Front, by Charles F. Minder; ISBN: 1430470615
  • Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp, by Jerry Stanley; ISBN: 0517880946
  • One the Pulse of Morning, by Maya Angelou; ISBN: 0679748385
  • One Giant Leap, by Mary Ann Fraser; ISBN: 0805057730
  • Save My Rainforest, by Monica Zak; ISBN: 0153022345
  • Rachel’s Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl, by Marissa Moss; ISBN: 015202168X
  • Lewis and Clark: The Story Behind the Scenery, by Dan Murphy; ISBN: 0916122506
  • Oregon Trail: The Story Behind the Scenery, by Dan Murphy; ISBN: 0887140645
  • How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark, by Rosalyn Schanzer; ISBN: 0792267265
    A simplified version of the diaries of Lewis and Clark; in an introduction, Schanzer explains how she condensed much of the excitement and adventure of the 40 volumes into this one. The book follows the route mapped out on the end papers, beginning with President Jefferson's request that the two explore the west, and ending when Lewis and Clark return two years later to St. Charles (near St. Louis)
  • Kids Discover – Lewis and Clark
  • Kids Discover – Pioneers
  • Children of the Wild West, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0395547857
  • Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet, by Ann Whitford Paul; ISBN: 0064434648
  • Gold Fever!: Tales from the California Gold Rush, by Rosalyn Schanzer; ISBN: 1426300409
    She begins with the January 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's mill andAin comic book-style panels accompanied by snippets from actual diaries, letters and newspaper accountsAfollows the topsy-turvy routes by land and sea to the hustle and bustle of the West Coast boomtowns. Employing such first-hand quotes as "I hate to desert. I am almost crazy, as I have the gold fever shocking bad" from a California soldier's letter to his brother in Boston, Schanzer vivifies the past and weaves her information together thematically (old-fashioned handbill style typeface announces such subjects as "Off to the Diggings" and "Night Life").

Indicators:

  1. Identify key reasons why people move and the traits necessary for survival.
  2. Examine causes and consequences of important events in the United States expansion (e.g. Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition, treaties with American Indians, Homestead Act, Trail of Tears, California Gold Rush).
  3. Compare the trails that were important during westward expansion (e.g. Oregon, Mormon, Spanish, California).
  4. Assess the impact of expansion on native inhabitants of the west.

Objective 2:
Assess the geographic, cultural, political, and economic divisions between regions that contributed to the Civil War.

Books  Books

Civil War
  • Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier; ISBN: 0440443237
  • Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco; ISBN: 0399226710
  • The Journal of James Edmond Pease a Civil War Union Soldier, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0439445604
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester; ISBN: 0788702068
  • Behind the Lines, by Isabelle Holland; ISBN: 0590451146
  • A Light in the Storm, the Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0439445574
  • The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish, by Claudia Mills; ISBN: 0374376964
  • Broken Days, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590460544
  • The Civil War: American Tragedy, by Alden R. Carter; ISBN: 0531200396
  • Annie Between the States, by L. M. Elliott; ISBN: 0060012137
  • Amelia’s War, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590117459
  • The Last Silk Dress, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0440228611
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590543199
  • The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152164502
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152053875
  • A Ballad of the Civil War, by Mary Stolz; ISBN: 0064420884
  • Nettie’s Trip South, by Ann Turner; ISBN: 0689801173
  • The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom, by Bettye Stroud; ISBN: 0763635197
  • Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies, by Mary Lyons; ISBN: 0689823797
  • Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, by Jim Haskins; ISBN: 0590454188
  • The Last Safehouse: A Story of the Underground Railroad, by Barbara Greenwood; ISBN: 1550745077
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Dummer, by G. Clifton Wisler; ISBN: 0140385428
  • The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0395664128
  • Freedom's Children: The Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration, by Velma Maia Thomas; ISBN: 0609604813
  • Shutting Out the Sky:  Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0439375908
  • If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War, by Kay Moore; ISBN: 0590454226
  • Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers, by Gary Paulsenby; ISBN: 0440228387
  • Meet Addy: An American Girl, by Connie Porter; ISBN: 1562470752
  • A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, by David A. Adler; ISBN: 082341065X
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter; ISBN: 0679819975
  • Bull Run, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064405885
  • Blood on the River: James Town, 1607, by Elisa Carbone; ISBN: 0142409324
  • Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt; ISBN: 0425182789
  • Gentle Annie, by Mary Francis Shura; ISBN: 0590435000
  • Civil War On Sunday, by Mary Pope Osborne; ISBN: 067989067X
  • The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn & N. R. Jackson; ISBN: 0140380361
  • Shades of Gray, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 0689826966
  • Fandex Family Field Guides: Civil War, by Fred W. Kiger; ISBN: 0761113983
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman, by Dorothy Sterling; ISBN: 0590436287
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by Carole Boston Weatherford; ISBN: 0786851759
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0395518482
  • The Story of the Gettysburg Address, by Kenneth G. Richards; ISBN: 0516446150
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0448401703
  • Henry's Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 043977733X
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Underground Railroad
  • Where Lincoln Walked, by Raymond Bial; ISBN: 080278626X
  • If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, by Ann Mcgovern; ISBN: 0590451545
  • Kids During the American Civil War, by Lisa A. Wroble; ISBN: 0823951235
  • Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield, by Editors Of Time For Kids; ISBN: 0060576235
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Civil War
  • USKids History: Book of the American Civil War, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316223247
  • USKids History: Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316222046
  • The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition, by Karen Zeinert; ISBN: 0208024387
Immigration
  • Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story, by Eve Bunting & Ben F. Stahl; ISBN: 0816765219
  • My Name is Yoon, by Helen Recorvits & Gabi Swiatkowska; ISBN: 0374351147
  • My Diary From Here to There, by Amada Irma Perez; ISBN: 0892391758
  • How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0395547776
  • Coolies, Yin; ISBN: 0142500550
  • Immigrant Kids, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0140375945
  • When Jessie Came Across the Sea, by Amy Hest; ISBN: 076361274X
  • We Are Americans: Voices Of The Immigrant Experience, by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler; ISBN: 0439162971
  • The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps, by Stephen Krensky; ISBN: 044041136X
  • Molly’s Pilgrim, by Barbara Cohen; ISBN: 0688162797
  • Dragon’s Gate, by Laurence Yep; ISBN: 0064404897
  • The Orphan of Ellis Island, by Elvira Woodruff; ISBN: 0590482467
  • Watch the Stars Come Out, by Riki Levinson; ISBN: 0140555064
  • Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say; ISBN: 0395570352
  • Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0590029738
  • So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439341922
  • Lucy's Wish, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413060
  • Will's Choice, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413095
  • Aggie's Home, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413125
  • David's Search, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0385322968
  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, by Andrea Warren; ISBN: 0395913624
  • Letters from Rifka, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0140363912
  • Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs, by Jamie Gilson; ISBN: 0671741047
  • Journey to Ellis Island, by Carol Bierman; ISBN: 0786854995
  • If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 0590438298

Indicators:

  1. Describe the impact of physical geography on the cultures of the northern and southern regions (e.g. industrial resources, agriculture, climate).
  2. Compare how cultural and economic differences of the North and South led to tensions.
  3. Identify the range of individual responses to the growing political conflicts between the North and South (e.g. states rights advocates, abolitionists, slaveholders, enslaved people).

Objective 3:
Evaluate the course of events of the Civil War and its impact both immediate and long-term.

Books  Books

Civil War
  • Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier; ISBN: 0440443237
  • Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco; ISBN: 0399226710
  • The Journal of James Edmond Pease a Civil War Union Soldier, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0439445604
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester; ISBN: 0788702068
  • Behind the Lines, by Isabelle Holland; ISBN: 0590451146
  • A Light in the Storm, the Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0439445574
  • The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish, by Claudia Mills; ISBN: 0374376964
  • Broken Days, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590460544
  • The Civil War: American Tragedy, by Alden R. Carter; ISBN: 0531200396
  • Annie Between the States, by L. M. Elliott; ISBN: 0060012137
  • Amelia’s War, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590117459
  • The Last Silk Dress, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0440228611
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590543199
  • The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152164502
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152053875
  • A Ballad of the Civil War, by Mary Stolz; ISBN: 0064420884
  • Nettie’s Trip South, by Ann Turner; ISBN: 0689801173
  • The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom, by Bettye Stroud; ISBN: 0763635197
  • Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies, by Mary Lyons; ISBN: 0689823797
  • Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, by Jim Haskins; ISBN: 0590454188
  • The Last Safehouse: A Story of the Underground Railroad, by Barbara Greenwood; ISBN: 1550745077
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Dummer, by G. Clifton Wisler; ISBN: 0140385428
  • The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0395664128
  • Freedom's Children: The Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration, by Velma Maia Thomas; ISBN: 0609604813
  • Shutting Out the Sky:  Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0439375908
  • If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War, by Kay Moore; ISBN: 0590454226
  • Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers, by Gary Paulsenby; ISBN: 0440228387
  • Meet Addy: An American Girl, by Connie Porter; ISBN: 1562470752
  • A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, by David A. Adler; ISBN: 082341065X
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter; ISBN: 0679819975
  • Bull Run, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064405885
  • Blood on the River: James Town, 1607, by Elisa Carbone; ISBN: 0142409324
  • Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt; ISBN: 0425182789
  • Gentle Annie, by Mary Francis Shura; ISBN: 0590435000
  • Civil War On Sunday, by Mary Pope Osborne; ISBN: 067989067X
  • The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn & N. R. Jackson; ISBN: 0140380361
  • Shades of Gray, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 0689826966
  • Fandex Family Field Guides: Civil War, by Fred W. Kiger; ISBN: 0761113983
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman, by Dorothy Sterling; ISBN: 0590436287
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by Carole Boston Weatherford; ISBN: 0786851759
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0395518482
  • The Story of the Gettysburg Address, by Kenneth G. Richards; ISBN: 0516446150
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0448401703
  • Henry's Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 043977733X
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Underground Railroad
  • Where Lincoln Walked, by Raymond Bial; ISBN: 080278626X
  • If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, by Ann Mcgovern; ISBN: 0590451545
  • Kids During the American Civil War, by Lisa A. Wroble; ISBN: 0823951235
  • Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield, by Editors Of Time For Kids; ISBN: 0060576235
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Civil War
  • USKids History: Book of the American Civil War, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316223247
  • USKids History: Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316222046
  • The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition, by Karen Zeinert; ISBN: 0208024387
Immigration
  • Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story, by Eve Bunting & Ben F. Stahl; ISBN: 0816765219
  • My Name is Yoon, by Helen Recorvits & Gabi Swiatkowska; ISBN: 0374351147
  • My Diary From Here to There, by Amada Irma Perez; ISBN: 0892391758
  • How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0395547776
  • Coolies, Yin; ISBN: 0142500550
  • Immigrant Kids, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0140375945
  • When Jessie Came Across the Sea, by Amy Hest; ISBN: 076361274X
  • We Are Americans: Voices Of The Immigrant Experience, by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler; ISBN: 0439162971
  • The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps, by Stephen Krensky; ISBN: 044041136X
  • Molly’s Pilgrim, by Barbara Cohen; ISBN: 0688162797
  • Dragon’s Gate, by Laurence Yep; ISBN: 0064404897
  • The Orphan of Ellis Island, by Elvira Woodruff; ISBN: 0590482467
  • Watch the Stars Come Out, by Riki Levinson; ISBN: 0140555064
  • Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say; ISBN: 0395570352
  • Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0590029738
  • So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439341922
  • Lucy's Wish, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413060
  • Will's Choice, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413095
  • Aggie's Home, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413125
  • David's Search, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0385322968
  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, by Andrea Warren; ISBN: 0395913624
  • Letters from Rifka, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0140363912
  • Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs, by Jamie Gilson; ISBN: 0671741047
  • Journey to Ellis Island, by Carol Bierman; ISBN: 0786854995
  • If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 0590438298

Indicators:

  1. Identify the key ideas, events, and leaders of the Civil War using primary sources (e.g. Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, news accounts, photographic records, diaries).
  2. Contrast the impact of the war on individuals in various regions (e.g. North, South, West).
  3. Explain how the Civil War helped forge ideas of national identity.
  4. Examine the difficulties of reconciliation within the nation.

Objective 4:
Understand the impact of major economic forces at work in the post-Civil War.

Books  Books

Civil War
  • Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier; ISBN: 0440443237
  • Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco; ISBN: 0399226710
  • The Journal of James Edmond Pease a Civil War Union Soldier, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0439445604
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester; ISBN: 0788702068
  • Behind the Lines, by Isabelle Holland; ISBN: 0590451146
  • A Light in the Storm, the Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0439445574
  • The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish, by Claudia Mills; ISBN: 0374376964
  • Broken Days, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590460544
  • The Civil War: American Tragedy, by Alden R. Carter; ISBN: 0531200396
  • Annie Between the States, by L. M. Elliott; ISBN: 0060012137
  • Amelia’s War, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590117459
  • The Last Silk Dress, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0440228611
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0590543199
  • The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152164502
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 0152053875
  • A Ballad of the Civil War, by Mary Stolz; ISBN: 0064420884
  • Nettie’s Trip South, by Ann Turner; ISBN: 0689801173
  • The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom, by Bettye Stroud; ISBN: 0763635197
  • Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies, by Mary Lyons; ISBN: 0689823797
  • Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, by Jim Haskins; ISBN: 0590454188
  • The Last Safehouse: A Story of the Underground Railroad, by Barbara Greenwood; ISBN: 1550745077
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Dummer, by G. Clifton Wisler; ISBN: 0140385428
  • The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War, by Jim Murphy; ISBN: 0395664128
  • Freedom's Children: The Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration, by Velma Maia Thomas; ISBN: 0609604813
  • Shutting Out the Sky:  Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0439375908
  • If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War, by Kay Moore; ISBN: 0590454226
  • Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers, by Gary Paulsenby; ISBN: 0440228387
  • Meet Addy: An American Girl, by Connie Porter; ISBN: 1562470752
  • A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, by David A. Adler; ISBN: 082341065X
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter; ISBN: 0679819975
  • Bull Run, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064405885
  • Blood on the River: James Town, 1607, by Elisa Carbone; ISBN: 0142409324
  • Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt; ISBN: 0425182789
  • Gentle Annie, by Mary Francis Shura; ISBN: 0590435000
  • Civil War On Sunday, by Mary Pope Osborne; ISBN: 067989067X
  • The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn & N. R. Jackson; ISBN: 0140380361
  • Shades of Gray, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 0689826966
  • Fandex Family Field Guides: Civil War, by Fred W. Kiger; ISBN: 0761113983
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman, by Dorothy Sterling; ISBN: 0590436287
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by Carole Boston Weatherford; ISBN: 0786851759
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson; ISBN: 0679823115
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0395518482
  • The Story of the Gettysburg Address, by Kenneth G. Richards; ISBN: 0516446150
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln, by Jean Fritz; ISBN: 0448401703
  • Henry's Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 043977733X
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Underground Railroad
  • Where Lincoln Walked, by Raymond Bial; ISBN: 080278626X
  • If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, by Ann Mcgovern; ISBN: 0590451545
  • Kids During the American Civil War, by Lisa A. Wroble; ISBN: 0823951235
  • Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield, by Editors Of Time For Kids; ISBN: 0060576235
  • Kids Discover Magazine – Civil War
  • USKids History: Book of the American Civil War, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316223247
  • USKids History: Book of the American Revolution, by Howard Egger-Bovet & Marlene Smith-Baranzini; ISBN: 0316222046
  • The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition, by Karen Zeinert; ISBN: 0208024387
Immigration
  • Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story, by Eve Bunting & Ben F. Stahl; ISBN: 0816765219
  • My Name is Yoon, by Helen Recorvits & Gabi Swiatkowska; ISBN: 0374351147
  • My Diary From Here to There, by Amada Irma Perez; ISBN: 0892391758
  • How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0395547776
  • Coolies, Yin; ISBN: 0142500550
  • Immigrant Kids, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0140375945
  • When Jessie Came Across the Sea, by Amy Hest; ISBN: 076361274X
  • We Are Americans: Voices Of The Immigrant Experience, by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler; ISBN: 0439162971
  • The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps, by Stephen Krensky; ISBN: 044041136X
  • Molly’s Pilgrim, by Barbara Cohen; ISBN: 0688162797
  • Dragon’s Gate, by Laurence Yep; ISBN: 0064404897
  • The Orphan of Ellis Island, by Elvira Woodruff; ISBN: 0590482467
  • Watch the Stars Come Out, by Riki Levinson; ISBN: 0140555064
  • Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say; ISBN: 0395570352
  • Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0590029738
  • So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439341922
  • Lucy's Wish, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413060
  • Will's Choice, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413095
  • Aggie's Home, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0440413125
  • David's Search, by Joan Lowery Nixon; ISBN: 0385322968
  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, by Andrea Warren; ISBN: 0395913624
  • Letters from Rifka, by Karen Hesse; ISBN: 0140363912
  • Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs, by Jamie Gilson; ISBN: 0671741047
  • Journey to Ellis Island, by Carol Bierman; ISBN: 0786854995
  • If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island, by Ellen Levine; ISBN: 0590438298

Indicators:

  1. Assess how the free-market system in the United States serves as an engine of change and innovation.
  2. Describe the wide-ranging impact of the Industrial Revolution (e.g. inventions, industries, innovations).
  3. Evaluate the roles new immigrants played in the economy of this time.
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 Standard V Students will address the causes, consequences and implications of the emergence of the United States as a world power.

Books  Books

  • Navajo Code Talkers, by Nathan Aaseng; ISBN: 0-8027-7627-2
  • World War I: A Primary Source History, Nicholas Saunders; ISBN: 0836859820
  • Primary Sources Teaching Kit: World War II - Grades 4-8, by Sean Price; ISBN: 0-439-51896-2
  • The Usborne Introduction to the First World War, by Ruth Brocklehurst & Henry Brook; ISBN: 0-545-03901-0
  • The Usborne Introduction to the Second World War, by Paul Dowswell; ISBN: 0-439-81296-8
  • World War II, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 0756630088
  • The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary, by Michael O. Tunnell & George W. Chilcoat; ISBN: 0-8234-1239-3
  • Cobblestone History Magazine (WWI, WWII)
  • Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp, by Jerry Stanley; ISBN: 0517880946
  • Children of the Great Depression, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0-618-44630-3
  • Spotlight on America: The Great Depression, by Robert W. Smith; ISBN: 1-4206-3218-3
  • Stock Market Crash, by Douglas Rife; ISBN: 0-7682-0471-2
  • The Twenties Challenging, by Mary E. Sterling; ISBN: 1-57690-024-X
  • Kids Discover Magazine - Civil Rights

Objective 1:
Describe the role of the United States during World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Books  Books

Depression
  • Children of the Great Depression, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0618446303
  • Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0439219434
  • In Their Own Words - WWII: The European Theater, by Topics Entertainment; ISBN: 1591500222
  • World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities, by Richard Panchyk; ISBN: 1556524552
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Navajo Code Talkers, by Nathan Aaseng; ISBN: 0802776272
  • Daddy, Will You Miss Me?, by Wendy McCormick; ISBN: 0689850638
  • This is the Dream, by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander; ISBN: 006055519X
  • Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges; ISBN: 0590189239
  • Smoky Night, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0152018840
  • Goin' Someplace Special, by Patricia C. McKissack; ISBN: 0689818858
World War I
  • World War I, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156605
  • World War I, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 075663007X
  • Rose’s Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression, by Marissa Moss; ISBN: 0152046054
  • Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures of Patty and Earl Buckler, by Kate Connell; ISBN: 0792269039
  • The Blue Door, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 059046051X
World War II
  • World War II, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156613
  • World War II, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 0756630088
  • Young Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream", by Joanne Mattern & Allan Eitzen; ISBN: 0816725446
  • Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High, by Melba Pattillo Beals; ISBN: 0671866397
  • Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064472078
  • New Kids In Town: Oral Histories Of Immigrant Teens, by Janet Bode; ISBN: 0590441442
  • Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman; ISBN: 0803710402
  • The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson; ISBN: 0399231161
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Journey to America, by Sonia Levitin; ISBN: 0689711301
  • Stepping on Cracks, by Mary Downing Hahn; ISBN: 0395585074
  • Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese-American Evacuation, by Yoshiko Uchida; ISBN: 1890771910
  • Moon Bridge, by Marcia Savin & Savin Marcia; ISBN: 0590437658
  • Autumn Street, by Lois Lowry; ISBN: 0440403448
  • Bat 6, by Virginia Euwer Wolff; ISBN: 0590898000
  • The Journal of Ben Uchida, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445779
  • Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445752
  • The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, by Walter Dean Myers; ISBN: 0439445760
  • World War II Heroes, by Allan Zullo; ISBN: 0439934052
  • True Stories of the First World War, by Paul Dowswell; ISBN: 0794507212
Our Nation Today
  • Canyons, by Gary Paulsen; ISBN: 0440210232
  • Kiss the Dust, by Elizabeth Laird; ISBN: 0140368558
  • Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His People's Mysterious Past, by Guy Garcia; ISBN: 0802783791
  • Family Pictures, by Carmen Lomas Garza; ISBN: 089239207X
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo; ISBN: 0439782244
  • A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968, by Diane McWhorter; ISBN: 0439576784
  • Remember: Tthe Journey to School Integration, by Toni Morrison; ISBN: 061839740X

Not sure where these fit in:

Inventions
  • Did You Invent The Phone All Alone, Alexander Graham Bell?, by Melvin Berger & Gilda Berger; ISBN: 0439833817
  • What Makes The Light Bright, Thomas Edison?, by Melvin Berger & Gilda Berger; ISBN: 0439833809
Native Americans
  • Kokopelli’s Flute, by Will Hobbs; ISBN: 1416902503
  • Remember My Name, by Sara H. Banks; ISBN: 0899921582
  • Guests, by Michael Dorris; ISBN: 0786813563
  • Indian Sign Language, by Robert Hofsinde; ISBN: 0688316107
  • The Life and Death of Crazy Horse, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0823412199
  • An Indian Winter, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0823409309
  • The Eagle’s Shadow, by Nora Martin; ISBN: 0439047781
  • The Light in the Forest, by Conrad Richter; ISBN: 140004426X

 

  • Eagle Song, by Joseph Bruchac; ISBN: 0141301694
  • The Unbreakable Code, by Sara Hoagland Hunter; ISBN: 0873589173
  • Dreamplace, by George Ella Lyon; ISBN: 0531071014
  • American History Stories, Volume II, by Mara L. Pratt; ISBN: 1599152037

Indicators:

  1. Review the impact of World War I on the United States.
  2. Summarize the consequences of the Great Depression on the United States (e.g. mass migration, the New Deal).
  3. Analyze how the United States’ involvement in World War II led to its emergence as a superpower.

Objective 2:
Assess the impact of social and political movements in recent United States history.

Books  Books

Depression
  • Children of the Great Depression, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0618446303
  • Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0439219434
  • In Their Own Words - WWII: The European Theater, by Topics Entertainment; ISBN: 1591500222
  • World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities, by Richard Panchyk; ISBN: 1556524552
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Navajo Code Talkers, by Nathan Aaseng; ISBN: 0802776272
  • Daddy, Will You Miss Me?, by Wendy McCormick; ISBN: 0689850638
  • This is the Dream, by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander; ISBN: 006055519X
  • Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges; ISBN: 0590189239
  • Smoky Night, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0152018840
  • Goin' Someplace Special, by Patricia C. McKissack; ISBN: 0689818858
World War I
  • World War I, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156605
  • World War I, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 075663007X
  • Rose’s Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression, by Marissa Moss; ISBN: 0152046054
  • Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures of Patty and Earl Buckler, by Kate Connell; ISBN: 0792269039
  • The Blue Door, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 059046051X
World War II
  • World War II, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156613
  • World War II, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 0756630088
  • Young Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream", by Joanne Mattern & Allan Eitzen; ISBN: 0816725446
  • Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High, by Melba Pattillo Beals; ISBN: 0671866397
  • Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064472078
  • New Kids In Town: Oral Histories Of Immigrant Teens, by Janet Bode; ISBN: 0590441442
  • Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman; ISBN: 0803710402
  • The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson; ISBN: 0399231161
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Journey to America, by Sonia Levitin; ISBN: 0689711301
  • Stepping on Cracks, by Mary Downing Hahn; ISBN: 0395585074
  • Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese-American Evacuation, by Yoshiko Uchida; ISBN: 1890771910
  • Moon Bridge, by Marcia Savin & Savin Marcia; ISBN: 0590437658
  • Autumn Street, by Lois Lowry; ISBN: 0440403448
  • Bat 6, by Virginia Euwer Wolff; ISBN: 0590898000
  • The Journal of Ben Uchida, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445779
  • Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445752
  • The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, by Walter Dean Myers; ISBN: 0439445760
  • World War II Heroes, by Allan Zullo; ISBN: 0439934052
  • True Stories of the First World War, by Paul Dowswell; ISBN: 0794507212
Our Nation Today
  • Canyons, by Gary Paulsen; ISBN: 0440210232
  • Kiss the Dust, by Elizabeth Laird; ISBN: 0140368558
  • Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His People's Mysterious Past, by Guy Garcia; ISBN: 0802783791
  • Family Pictures, by Carmen Lomas Garza; ISBN: 089239207X
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo; ISBN: 0439782244
  • A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968, by Diane McWhorter; ISBN: 0439576784
  • Remember: Tthe Journey to School Integration, by Toni Morrison; ISBN: 061839740X

Indicators:

  1. Identify major social movements of the 20th century (e.g. the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, child labor reforms).
  2. Identify leaders of social and political movements

Objective 3:
Evaluate the role of the United States as a world power.

Books  Books

Depression
  • Children of the Great Depression, by Russell Freedman; ISBN: 0618446303
  • Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932, by Kathryn Lasky; ISBN: 0439219434
  • In Their Own Words - WWII: The European Theater, by Topics Entertainment; ISBN: 1591500222
  • World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities, by Richard Panchyk; ISBN: 1556524552
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Navajo Code Talkers, by Nathan Aaseng; ISBN: 0802776272
  • Daddy, Will You Miss Me?, by Wendy McCormick; ISBN: 0689850638
  • This is the Dream, by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander; ISBN: 006055519X
  • Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges; ISBN: 0590189239
  • Smoky Night, by Eve Bunting; ISBN: 0152018840
  • Goin' Someplace Special, by Patricia C. McKissack; ISBN: 0689818858
World War I
  • World War I, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156605
  • World War I, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 075663007X
  • Rose’s Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression, by Marissa Moss; ISBN: 0152046054
  • Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures of Patty and Earl Buckler, by Kate Connell; ISBN: 0792269039
  • The Blue Door, by Ann Rinaldi; ISBN: 059046051X
World War II
  • World War II, by Tom McGowen; ISBN: 0531156613
  • World War II, by Simon Adams; ISBN: 0756630088
  • Young Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream", by Joanne Mattern & Allan Eitzen; ISBN: 0816725446
  • Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High, by Melba Pattillo Beals; ISBN: 0671866397
  • Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman; ISBN: 0064472078
  • New Kids In Town: Oral Histories Of Immigrant Teens, by Janet Bode; ISBN: 0590441442
  • Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman; ISBN: 0803710402
  • The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson; ISBN: 0399231161
  • Foster’s War, by Carolyn Reeder; ISBN: 059009856X
  • Journey to America, by Sonia Levitin; ISBN: 0689711301
  • Stepping on Cracks, by Mary Downing Hahn; ISBN: 0395585074
  • Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese-American Evacuation, by Yoshiko Uchida; ISBN: 1890771910
  • Moon Bridge, by Marcia Savin & Savin Marcia; ISBN: 0590437658
  • Autumn Street, by Lois Lowry; ISBN: 0440403448
  • Bat 6, by Virginia Euwer Wolff; ISBN: 0590898000
  • The Journal of Ben Uchida, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445779
  • Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, by Barry Denenberg; ISBN: 0439445752
  • The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, by Walter Dean Myers; ISBN: 0439445760
  • World War II Heroes, by Allan Zullo; ISBN: 0439934052
  • True Stories of the First World War, by Paul Dowswell; ISBN: 0794507212
Our Nation Today
  • Canyons, by Gary Paulsen; ISBN: 0440210232
  • Kiss the Dust, by Elizabeth Laird; ISBN: 0140368558
  • Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His People's Mysterious Past, by Guy Garcia; ISBN: 0802783791
  • Family Pictures, by Carmen Lomas Garza; ISBN: 089239207X
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo; ISBN: 0439782244
  • A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968, by Diane McWhorter; ISBN: 0439576784
  • Remember: Tthe Journey to School Integration, by Toni Morrison; ISBN: 061839740X

Indicators:

  1. Assess differing points of view on the role of the US as a world power (e.g. influencing the spread of democracy, supporting the rule of law, advocating human rights, promoting environmental stewardship).
  2. Identify a current issue facing the world and propose a role the United States could play in being part of a solution (e.g. genocide, child labor, civil rights, education, public health, environmental protections, suffrage, economic disparities).
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