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Unit of Study Books

Below is a sampling of the quality literature explored during both years of Form Two Units of Study:

American Adventure Unit Year:

First Americans
An Algonquian Year: The Year According to the Full Moon by Michael McCurdy
Children of Summer: Henri Fabre's Insects by Margaret J. Anderson
Native American Legends by various authors

Pilgrims and Colonists
Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Christmas in Williamsburg by Karen Kostyal

A New Nation
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spier

The Push West
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Locomotive by Brian Floca

American Inventors and Adventurers
various biographies
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Sandy's Circus by Tanya Lee Stone

Heroic Quest Unit Year:

Heroic Quest: A Life of Virtue
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson
The Odyssey by Mary Pope Osbourne
Pilgrim's Progress — adapted for children from John Bunyan

Military Heroes
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
biographies of American military heroes

Heroes on a Mission
St. Patrick by Tomie dePaola
Moses: The Long Road to Freedom by Anne Keay Beneduce
missionary biographies by Geoff and Janet Benge
Nativity stories

Against All Odds
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
The Heroic Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza

Heroes in Disguise
The Mightiest Heart by Lynn Cullen
Fly, Cher Ami, Fly by Robert Burleigh and Robert MacKenzie
Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

The Artist's Quest for Truth and Beauty
Shakespeare plays adapted for children by Bruce Coville
The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Brueghel by Anders Shafer
Wings by Jane Yolen
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition by Anna Harwell Celenza