Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What Gabriel's Reading for School

The question might be better asked, "What isn't Gabriel reading?" Here is a book list for what we are doing right now. Since we did not start this until March, and we've had a lot of time off since then, we are still in the first trimester of the 7th year. I have cut out some of the books, either because I didn't like them, or because they were too hard to find (out of print, etc). For more information, please check out Ambleside Online. They have links to a lot of the books online, as well as a weekly schedule. (Strikethrough represents what Gabriel has finished. + represents what he is currently reading.)

* Used during the first trimester
** Used during the second trimester
*** Used during the third trimester.


* + Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
* William of Malmesbury's account of the Battle of Hastings
** The Magna Carta
** In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty
*** History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea by William Tyre
*** The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey


* The Life of King Alfred by Asser
** *** Joan of Arc by Mark Twain


* ** + The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin Gabriel just made the comment, "It's getting really interesting. I'm learning a lot about sailing! It's the most non-non-fiction book I've ever read."
*** How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger


*Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury This was a really good book. I learned a lot from it. Gabriel talked about this book constantly.


+Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Plutarch's Lives (We've decided to wait until September to start these.)


+The Once and Future King by T.H. White Gabriel is reading book 1, right now. That is more commonly known as The Sword in the Stone He really likes this.
+The History of English Literature for Girls and Boys by H.E. Marshall (Gabriel really enjoys this!)
+The Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch Gabriel thinks this is boring.
*Watership Down by Richard Adams (Gabriel's favorite book this term.)
* ** +Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
** *** A Taste of Chaucer by Ann Malcolmson


** *** The Life of the Spider by Henri Fabre

Nature Study:

*+Lay of the Land by Dallas Lore Sharp


+How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

Drawing and Art:

The Story of Painting (Gabriel really enjoyed this and has finished all the readings he is supposed to do for the entire year.)

American History: (from Sonlight- Xavier is reading these same books.)
* ** *** The Story of the USA, books 1 & 2
* North American Indians
* Pedro's Journal
* ** ***The Landmark History of the American People, Volume 1
* Mother West Wind's Children
* Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story
* + A Lion to Guard Us
* + Pocahontas and the Strangers
* Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
* The Thanksgiving Story
* The Courage of Sarah Noble
* The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
* + Walk the World's Rim
* The Sign of the Beaver
* ** The Witch of Blackbird Pond
** What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
** Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
** And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
** The Winter at Valley Forge
** If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
** *** American Adventures 1
** *** The Story of Eli Whitney
* The Skippack School
** The Matchlock Gun
** Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
** Mr. Revere and I
** Meet George Washington
** Phoebe the Spy
** George Washington: Young Leader
** Martha Washington
** The Cabin Faced West
** Johnny Tremain
** Toliver's Secret
** Carry On, Mr. Bowditch One of my favorite books.
*** The Lewis & Clark Expedition
*** Imprisoned in the Golden City
*** The Erie Canal
*** Om-kas-toe
*** Meet Thomas Jefferson
*** Sarah Whitcher's Story
*** Naya Nuki
*** Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman
*** Sarah, Plain and Tall
*** Tikta'liktak
*** Stone Fox
*** Paddle-to-the-Sea (Xavier is reading some of Holling C. Holling's books right now. They are AMAZING!)
*** Justin Morgan Had a Horse
*** Calico Bush
*** The Journeyman
*** Swift Rivers

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