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Old Year 6 Booklist

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used.
* the book is used in term 1
** the book is used in term 2
*** the book is used in term 3


In order to complete the curriculum additional instruction should be provided in the following areas.

Daily Lessons

Penmanship or Copywork
Math
Foreign language
Latin
Musical Instrument Practice

Weekly Lessons

Art Appreciation
Art
Grammar
Handicrafts
Music Appreciation, including folksongs and hymns
Nature Study
One Life from Plutarch
A Shakespeare play

Bible
This site has many versions; it is preferable for a child to become accustomed to the language and flow of the KJV, as a familiarity with King James English will make other literature more accessible.

World History
Child's History of England by Charles Dickens
The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon

Geography
Missionary Travels by David Livingstone or try here

Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

Science
* **Secrets of the Universe by Paul Fleisher
***The Sea Around Us by Rachael Carson

Science Biographies:
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen
Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig
Ordinary Genius by Stephanie McPherson
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik

Mathematics (choose one)
Developmental Mathematics by L.George Saad
Making Math Meaningful homepage by David Quine
Math U See homepage

Foreign Language
Latin

Poetry
*Robert Frost
**Carl Sandburg
***Alfred Noyes a few poems online  Term 3's poems aren't selected yet; until then, you might enjoy these 59 poems

Literature
*The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
*Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
**Children of the New Forest by F. Marryat
**The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
***Call of the Wild by Jack London
***Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott 

Suggested Additional Reading
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Little Brother of the Bear by William J. Long
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Penrod by Booth Tarkington
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit
The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

For those on a strict budget trying to buy as few items as possible by making use of online resources and library books, recommended purchases are:


Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (to be used for all 6 years)
a math program
Secrets of the Universe by Paul Fleisher is an excellent science book and worth finding
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson if your library doesn't have it
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick if your library doesn't have it
Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen if your library doesn't have it
biography-type books about Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, etc
a Latin/foreign language program
Children of the New Forest by Marryat if your library doesn't have it
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes if your library doesn't have it
The Hobbit by Tolkein if your library doesn't have it

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