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My DD will be going to school for Math and Science but homeschooled for the rest and I'm looking for a good 6th grade/11 year old recommended reading list, and some ideas for History. I was thinking of getting a length of paper and hanging it on the wall to make a timeline and having her start somewhere on it, enter a year or period and learning about that time, entering the info onto the time line. Has anyone done this kind of thing? Where did you get the info for each timeline project?

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Each of my kids do a Book of the Centuries, which is like a time line but in a note book. I made dividers for each centuries on card stock with a time line 1 inch down from the top of the page. I made them a bunch of blank pages (both lined and unlined) with 2 inches cut off the top so that you can always see the time line. The note things on the time line, dictate mini-reports to me, draw pictures, etc. It is a very nice way to study history.

Here is a site with extensive reading list. The "years" don't match grade levels so feel free to look through several and pick and choose.

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Originally Posted by 3momkmb
What time period are you looking for?
From the beginning of recorded history to 2006
Just whatever we/she comes week the ancient egyptians, the next, the 80's

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Originally Posted by Synthea™
From the beginning of recorded history to 2006
Just whatever we/she comes week the ancient Egyptians, the next, the 80's

If you are going to cover history in random order you might want do a time line in 3-ring binder form. That way you can make separate pages (I would do it on card stock) and add them where they should be chronologically.

We've covered US history in a superficial way and then started with the Ancients and have made it through the Middle Ages. Here ae some of DD's favorite reads and DVDs.

Ancient History

The Golden Goblet
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Archimedes and the Door of Science
The Mystery of the Roman Ransom
Egypt's Golden Age (DVD)

Middle Ages/Renaissance

The Once and Future King
A Squire's Tale
The Dragon's Son
Midwife's Apprentice
Matilda Bone
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine (Royal Diary)
Canterbury Tales
Beowulf-a new telling
The Second Mrs. Giaconda
Leonardo Da Vinci-the code he Lived by (DVD)
Knights and Armour (DVD)


The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Patience Princess Catherine
Mary, Bloody Mary
Doomed Queen Anne
Beware Princess Elizabeth
The Madness of Henry VIII (DVD)

Early US History

Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
The Journal of Augustus Pelletier
Almost the entire *Little House* series, including everything from the Charlotte years to the Rose years.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Caddie Woodlawn
History on Trial-Salem Witch Trials (TV)

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I will be using The History of US by Joy Hakim as our spine this year along with some Story of The World III and lots of books from the library. We are going to start a detailed timeline this year, a little more informative than what we've done in the past.

My oldest is almost 11 and my youngest is almost 7.
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