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AO Year 4 - Schedule - AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Year 4:
36-Week Schedule

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As a help for scheduling Year Four of AmblesideOnline's curriculum, we are pleased to offer printable charts, the weekly assignments in list form below, or families may choose to use a modification of either for their own personal use. However, please see Our Fair Use Policy before sharing any part of the curriculum.

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(Printable chart schedules include details for all three terms)

Daily Work

Weekly Work

Suggested Additional Books
for Free Reading

Copywork (penmanship)
Math







Outdoor Nature Study
Picture Study
Composer Study
Hymn and Folksong
Handicrafts
A Shakespeare play spread over each term
One of Plutarch's Lives, spread over each term
Foreign language

(Books with asterisks pertain to term's historical studies)
Black Beauty
Pollyanna
Secret Garden
The Railway Children
A Book of Golden Deeds
Bambi
The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
Little Britches (series)
Lassie Come Home
Gentle Ben
Gone Away Lake
Thimble Summer
Return To Gone Away
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Complete Peterkin Papers
**Calico Captive (girl interest)
OR The Sign of the Beaver (boy interest)
***Johnny Tremain
Tree of Freedom
Amos Fortune, Free Man
***The Reb and the Redcoats
Justin Morgan had a Horse
The Borrowers


The following weekly readings should be broken up into daily readings in whatever way works best for your family.

Week 1
Bible (OT): Joshua 1 ("The Secret of Courage;" passage titles are from J. Paterson Smyth's commentary and are included to provide focus for the parent. AO is not scheduling Smyth's commentaries. You may use them, but they reflect doctrine from their era and may not be suitable for every family.)
This Country of Ours ch 29. The Founding of Connecticut And War With the Indians (this period is also covered in The story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 44-45 Religious Warfare, English Revolution, and A Child's History of the World by Hillyer ch 71-72 (67-68 in 1st ed) Charles I, Louis XIV)
Trial and Triumph ch 28. Richard Cameron Lion of the Covenant (1644-1680) pg. 173
Poor Richard pg 11-23
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 01 The Six
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 02 The Fairy Tale and the True Story
Madam How and Lady Why Preface
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas (this is a picture book)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 1 Land of Ancient Waters pg 8, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable preface
Robinson Crusoe: ch 1,2 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book; an edition that had 27 chapters was used in this schedule. If you use the Project Gutenberg etext or an edition that has no chapters, you may find this breakdown more useful.)
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): Earth's surface is mostly water; highlands (cooler), lowlands (warmer), mountains (foot, slope, summit) and valleys

Week 2
Bible (OT): Joshua 3 ("God's Power")
Bible (NT): Mark 1:1-13 ("Introductory")
This Country of Ours ch 30. The Founding of New Haven
Poor Richard pg 25-31
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 03 The Building of the City
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 04 The Cows
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen to "if I had given you a thousand pounds." (pg 1-5 in the Yesterday's Classics reprint)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Why Is It Called Plumbing?, pg. 16
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 1 introduction (spend 3 weeks as needed)
Robinson Crusoe: ch 3, 4 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 3
Bible (NT): Mark 1:13-29 ("The Kingdom of God")
This Country of Ours ch 31. The Hunt For the Regicides
Poor Richard pg 33-43
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 05 The Sheepfold
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 06 The Wily Dervish
Madam How and Lady Why from "But now that we know that How and Why are two very different matters" to "whose name--I say again--I leave you to guess." (pg 5-9)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 2 One Small Turtle, Two Big Boys pg 12, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 1 introduction (spend 3 weeks as needed)
Robinson Crusoe: ch 5, 6 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 4
Bible (OT): Joshua 5:10-6:27 ("Jericho")
This Country of Ours ch 32. King Philip's War
Poor Richard pg 45-55
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 07 A Numerous Family
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 08 The Old Pear-Tree
Madam How and Lady Why from "So now that I have taught you not to be afraid" to "as a spade above ground." (pg 9-14)
Physics in the Home: Is the Surface of a Lake or Ocean Really Flat?, pg. 17
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 1 introduction (spend 3 weeks as needed)
Robinson Crusoe: ch 7, 8 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 5
Bible (OT): Joshua 7 ("Achan - The Deceitfulness of Sin")
Bible (NT): Mark 3 ("Friends and Foes")
This Country of Ours ch 33. How the Charter of Connecticut Was Saved
Trial and Triumph ch 29. The Two Margarets The Solway Martyrs (1622-1685) pg. 177
Poor Richard pg 57-69
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 09 The Age of Trees
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 10 The Length of Animal Life
Madam How and Lady Why from "Now come to the edge of the glen" to "can Madam How's strong finger be." (pg 14-18)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 3 A Turtle Starts Traveling pg 16, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 2 spend 2 weeks as needed
Robinson Crusoe: ch 9, 10 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 6
Bible (NT): Mark 4:1-25 ("The Mysteries of the Kingdom of God")
This Country of Ours ch 34. The Witches of Salem
Poor Richard pg 71-77
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 11 The Kettle
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 12 The Metals
Madam How and Lady Why from "Now, if the mouth of that Chine at Bournemouth" to "For that is the way to see her at work upon all space and time." (pg 18-23)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Back to the Aqueducts, pg. 19
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 2 spend 2 weeks as needed
Robinson Crusoe: ch 11, 12 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 7
Bible (OT): Joshua 9 ("Gibeon")
This Country of Ours ch 35. The Founding of Maryland
Poor Richard pg 79-89
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 13 Metal Plating
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 14 Gold and Iron
Madam How and Lady Why from "What? you have a question more to ask?" to end. (pg 23-27)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 4 Waters Can Wander Away pg 20, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 3 Apollo and Daphne
Robinson Crusoe: ch 13, 14 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 8
Bible (OT): Joshua 10:1-15 ("The Battle of Beth-Horon")
Bible (NT): Mark 6:1-30 ("A Study in Conscience")
This Country of Ours ch 36. How New Amsterdam Became New York (long chapter; plan accordingly)
Poor Richard pg 91-101
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 18 Paper
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 20 Printing
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from beginning to "That is the wise and scientific plan." (pg 28-32)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Going with the Flow, pg. 20
Minn of the Mississippi ch 5 The Mother Earth pg 26, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 3 Pyramus and Thisbe
Robinson Crusoe: ch 15, 16 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 9
Bible (NT): Mark 6:32-56 ("The Considerateness of Christ")
This Country of Ours ch 37. How a German Ruled New York
Trial and Triumph ch 30. John Bunyan Happy Pilgrim (1628-1688) pg. 11
Poor Richard pg 103-119
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 21 Butterflies
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 22 The Big Eaters
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Now, whatever makes these earthquakes" to "and went to bed again." (pg 32-36)
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 3 Cephalus and Procris
Robinson Crusoe: ch 17, 18 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 10
Bible (OT): Joshua 14; 15:16-20; 19:49-51 ("Caleb--Soldiers of God")
This Country of Ours ch 38. Pirates!
Poor Richard pg 121-133
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 23 Silk
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 24 The Metamorphosis
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Next morning I inquired whether any one" to "must be pulled down and rebuilt." (pg 36-38)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Faucets and Pipes, Rubber Washers, pg. 24; How Do Faucets Work?, pg. 25
Minn of the Mississippi ch 6 The River is a Museum pg 28, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 4 Juno and her rivals: Io
Robinson Crusoe: ch 19, 20 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 11
Bible (OT): Joshua 20; 21:41-45 ("The Place of Refuge")
Bible (NT): Mark 7:24-37; 8:1-21 ("Different Treatment for Different Souls")
This Country of Ours ch 39. The Founding of New Jersey
Poor Richard pg 135-145
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 25 Spiders
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 26 The Epeira's Bridge
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "You saw those pictures of the ruins of Arica" to "down below has burst at last." (pg 38-43)
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 4 Callisto
Robinson Crusoe: ch 21, 22 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Week 12
Bible (NT): Mark 8:27-38; 9:2-8 ("The Glory of Self-Sacrifice")
This Country of Ours ch 40. The Founding of Pennsylvania (long chapter; plan accordingly)
Poor Richard pg 147-158 (No, your book is probably not missing a page. The books ends on page 158 with the words "He remembered something he had written long ago about" and then the following page has an image of a historical document, which ends the book.)
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 27 The Spider's Web
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 28 The Chase
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Then the strain is eased." to end of chapter (pg 43-47)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Water Seeks its Own Level, The Trap, pg. 28; Cleaning Out Blocked Sewer Lines, pg. 31
Minn of the Mississippi ch 7 Below the Waterwall pg 32, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Age of Fable ch 4 Diana and Actaeon
Robinson Crusoe: ch 23, 24 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)

Optional Exam Week

Week 13
Bible (OT): Joshua 22 ("The Story of a Misunderstanding")
George Washington's World: the story begins, a boy of virginia pg 5-9, daniel boone pg 10-12, john adams farmer boy pg 12-14, john hancock a boy of boston pg 15-17, abigail a girl who liked ideas pg 18-19 (view alternate schedule for older versions of the book)
Trial and Triumph ch 31. Jonathan Edwards Great Awakening Theologian (1703-1758) pg. 187
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 29 Venomous Insects
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 30 Venom
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from beginning to "passed him with the Gorgon's Head." (pg 48-50)
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 4 Latona and the rustics
Robinson Crusoe: ch 25, 26 (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 1 A Very Incorrect Writer
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): The water cycle: clouds, rain, rivers, ocean, evaporation (vapor); dew, snow

Week 14
Bible (OT): Joshua 24 ("An Old Man's Advice")
Bible (NT): Mark 9:14-33 ("The Power of Faith")
This Country of Ours ch 41. How Benjamin Franklin Came To Philadelphia (this time period is also covered in The Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 46-49 Balance of Power, Peter, Frederick, William I, Prussia and Child's History of the World by Hillyer ch 73-74 (69-70 in 1sr ed) Peter the Great, Frederick the Great)
George Washington's World: Pontiac a Boy of Ottawa pg 19-20, Benjamin West pg 21-22, The Friendly Printer pg 23-27, The Asantes of Africa pg 28-29, England vs Spain pg 30-31 (Note: the 1997 expanded edition was used in making this schedule; if your version of GW's World is older and not the expanded edition, you may wish to see this alternate schedule for this book.)
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 31 The Viper and the Scorpion
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 32 The Nettle
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "But you will see, too, that most of these red and black dots" to "or an old one re-opened." (pg 50-53)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Surface Tension, pg. 32
Minn of the Mississippi ch 8 Minn Becomes a River Monster pg 36, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 5 Phaeton spend 2 weeks as needed
Robinson Crusoe: 27 (end) (not all books have chapter divisions; spend 14 weeks in this book)
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 2 Ballast is What I Want

Week 15
Bible (NT): Mark 9:33-10:17 ("Christ and the Children")
This Country of Ours ch 42. The Founding of North And South Carolina
George Washington's World: Spain and the Pueblos pg 32-34, Frederick pg 35-37, Johann Sebastian Bach pg 38, Catherine pg 39-41, The King of France pg 42-44
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 33 Processionary Caterpillars
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 34 The Storm
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "Now we can understand why earthquakes" to "luckless people lived 2000 years ago." (pg 53-58)
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 5 Phaeton spend 2 weeks as needed
Kidnapped ch 1, 2
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 3 You May Take Me (see note here)

Week 16
Bible (OT): Judges 2 ("Sinning and Punishment, and Repenting and Deliverance")
This Country of Ours ch 43. War with the Indians in North and South Carolina
George Washington's World: Pierre Caron pg 45-48, The Great Voltaire pg 49-51, James Cook Goes to Sea pg 52-53, James Watt a Clever Lad pg 54-56, A King But Not a Ruler pg 56-58
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 1 Telescopes and Tarts
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 35 Electricity
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 36 The Experiment with the Cat/37 The Experiment with Paper
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "And what had become of Vesuvius," to "for we can see very little more." (pg 58-61)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Hot and Cold, pg. 34; What Is Heat?, pg. 35
Minn of the Mississippi ch 9 The Lake in the River pg 40, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 6 Midas
Kidnapped ch 3, 4
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 4 The Weaker Se

Week 17
Bible (OT): Judges 3:7-15, 31; 4:1-15 ("Four Deliverances")
Bible (NT): Mark 10:17-46 ("The Dignity of Service")
This Country of Ours ch 44. The Founding of Georgia (long chapter; plan accordingly)
George Washington's World: Benjamin Franklin Looks and Learns pg 59-59, Fray Junipero Serra pg 62, Qianlong and the Barbarians pg 67-70, India and the European Traders pg 71-72, France and England in America pg 73-74
Trial and Triumph ch 32. George Whitefield Great Awakening Preacher (1714-1770) pg. 193
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 2 An Ocean Story
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 38 Franklin and De Romas
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 39 Thunder and the Lightning-Rod
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "Why is a volcano like a cone?" to "get a trowel and make your little experiment." (pg 61-64)
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 6 Baucis and Philemon
Kidnapped ch 5, 6
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 5 I Should . . . Have Been a Rover

Week 18
Bible (NT): Mark 14:1-26 ("Preparation for Death")
This Country of Ours ch 45. How the Mississippi Was Discovered
George Washington's World: French and Indian War pg 75-80, Seven Years War Begins pg 81-82, The Empire Builder pg 83-85, Leave Our Land pg 86-89, George III pg 90-90
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 3 A Fast
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 40 Effects of the Thunderbolt
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 41 Clouds
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "And now you ought to understand wha" to end of chapter (pg 64-68)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Heat on the Move, pg. 37; Conduction, pg. 37
Minn of the Mississippi ch 10 A Country of Builders pg 44, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 7 Proserpine spend 2 weeks as needed
Kidnapped ch 7, 8
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 6 The Flame is Kindled

Week 19
Bible (OT): Judges 5 ("Deborah's Song of Praise")
This Country of Ours ch 46. King William's War And Queen Anne's War
George Washington's World: A Young Poet Named Phillis pg 91-92, George and Martha Washington pg 93-95, Thomas Jefferson pg 96-98, The End of the Seven Years War pg 99-101, Goethe Sees Both Sides pg 101-103
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 4 School
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 42 The Velocity of Sound
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 43 The Experiment with the Bottle of Cold Water
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from beginning to "nor the spade the gardener." (pg 69-70)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 11 River Life Has Its Ups and Downs pg 48, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 7 Proserpine spend 2 weeks as needed
Kidnapped ch 9, 10
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 7 Partner in All Joys

Week 20
Bible (OT): Judges 6 ("Gideon--Called of God")
Bible (NT): Mark 14:26-50 ("Gethsemane")
This Country of Ours ch 47. The Mississippi Bubble (longish chapter; plan accordingly)
George Washington's World: Catherine Empress of the Russians pg 104-107, Voltaire and His Pen pg 108-110, To the South Seas With Captain Cook pg 115-118, Lavoisier and Oxygen pg 118, The Steam Engine pg 119-121
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 5 A Comet
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 44 Rain
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 45 Volcanoes
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "There have always been, and always will be" to "but just scorch the bark." (pg 70-73)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Radiation, pg. 39; Convection, pg. 42
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 7 Glaucus and Scylla
Kidnapped ch 11, 12
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 8 I Want Some Sentimental . . .

Week 21
Bible (NT): Mark 14:53-15:15 ("God tried by Men--Men tried by God")
This Country of Ours ch 48. How a Terrible Disaster Befell the British Army (long chapter; plan accordingly)
George Washington's World: His Majesty George III pg 122-129, Frederick the Miser and Louis the Waster pg 130-132, Marie Antoinette pg 133-135, Lafayette pg 136-139, Enter Napoleon Buonaparte pg 139
Trial and Triumph ch 33. John Wesley The World His Parish (1703-1791) pg. 199
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 6 Pax
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 46 Catania
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 47 The Story of Pliny
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "But I can tell you a more curious story still." to "lava and ashes upon the surface of the earth." (pg 73-76)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 12 Ride the River in a Barrel pg 52, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 8 Pygmalion
Kidnapped ch 13, 14
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 9 Mrs. Delegate

Week 22
Bible (OT): Judges 7 ("Gideon--The Sword of the Lord")
This Country of Ours ch 49. The End of French Rule in America
George Washington's World: Italy the Land of Beauty pg 140-142, A King and a Painter of Spain pg 143, The Corsairs of Algiers pg 144, The Turkish Empire pg 145-147, Poland pg 147-148
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 7 Saying Good-bye
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 48 The Boiling Pot
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 49 The Locomotive
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "For see--down below, under the roots of the mountains" to "she is often most just and kind." (pg 76-79)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Drying Clothes, pg. 45; The Clothes Dryer, pg. 47
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 8 Dryope
Kidnapped ch 15, 16
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 10 Remember the Ladies

Week 23
Bible (OT): Judges 11 ("Jepthah--Ignorance of God")
Bible (NT): Mark 15:15-42 ("The Crucifixion")
This Country of Ours ch 50. The Rebellion of Pontiac
George Washington's World: The Empress and the Sultan pg 149-150, Home To China pg 150, Japan and the Passing World pg 151-153, Alexander Hamilton pg 154-156, John Paul Jones pg 156-158
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 8 A Young Farmer
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 50 Emile's Observation
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 51 A Journey to the End of the World
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "Ah! my dear child, that I could go on talking" to "make use of the land where she had put them." (pg 79-82)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 13 Sentinels of the Crossroads pg 56, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 8 Venus and Adonis
Kidnapped ch 17, 18
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 11 I Want a Companion

Week 24
Bible (NT): Mark 15:42-47; Mark 16 ("The Resurrection")
This Country of Ours ch 51. The Boston Tea-Party
George Washington's World: Olaudah Equiano pg 158-160, Spain's New Colony pg 161-165, Over The Mountain With Boone pg 165-167, Rebellion in Massachusetts pg 168-172, The First Congress pg 173-175
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 9 The Great Ocean
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 52 The Earth
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 53 The Atmosphere
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "And now think what a wonderful fairy tale" to end of chapter (pg 82-85)
Poetry: Emily Dickinson
Age of Fable ch 8 Apollo and Hyacinthus
Kidnapped ch 19, 20
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 12 To Rob Me of All My Happiness

Optional Exam Week

Week 25
Bible (OT): Judges 13:1-8, 24, 25; Judges 14 ("Samson--Responsibility")
This Country of Ours ch 52. Paul Revere's Ride - The Unsheathing of the Sword (this time period is covered in Story of Mankind by Van Loon ch 50-52 Mercantile System, American Revolution, French Revolution, and A Child's History of the World ch 75-76 (71-72 in 1st ed) American Revolution, French Revolution)
George Washington's World: The Battle of Bunker Hill pg 176-177, John Adams Selects a Commander pg 178-180, Declaration of Independence pg 185-189, Echoes in Europe pg 190-192, Benjamin Franklin in France pg 192-194
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 10 University on the River Cam
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 54 The Sun
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 55 Day and Night
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from beginning to "that land is to be fit to live in." (pg 86-91)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Why Do We Need Refrigerators?, pg. 49; The Cooling Cycle, pg. 51
Minn of the Mississippi ch 14 When Water Runs Over Lawns and Things pg 60, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 9 Ceyx and Halcyone spend 2 weeks as needed
Incredible Journey: ch. 1
Kidnapped ch 21, 22
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 13 And I Shall See His Face Again
This term, focus on explaining and teaching the following geography concept(s): Rivers and waterways; rivers start at a mountain spring and flow to the sea; a river's source, mouth, bed, two banks, tributary (branch), rapids, cataract, waterfall. Oceans and their parts, why rivers wind, work of rivers (fertile after flooding, pebbles, gravel, sand)

Week 26
Bible (OT): Judges 16:4-31 ("Samson--Failure")
Bible (NT): Acts 1 ("The Great Forty Days")
This Country of Ours ch 53. The First Thrust - The Battle Or Bunker Hill (long chapter; plan accordingly)
George Washington's World: Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI pg 195-197, Lafayette Sails for America pg 198-200, The Old Fox Retreats pg 201-204, Misadventures of 1777 pg 205-209, To Carry the News pg 209-210
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 11 Questions
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 56 The Year and Its Seasons
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 57 Belladonna Berries
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "I said that if the snow piled high enough" to "I hope to have it photographed some day." (pg 91-95)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 15 Boats That Changed the River pg 64, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 9 Ceyx and Halcyone spend 2 weeks as needed
Incredible Journey: ch. 2
Kidnapped ch 23, 24
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 14 Who Shall Give Me Back Time

Week 27
Bible (NT): Acts 2 ("The Birth of the Church")
This Country of Ours ch 54. The War in Canada
George Washington's World: Valley Forge pg 211-214, The French Alliance pg 215-217, George Rogers Clark pg 218-220, A Hero in Two Worlds pg 221-222, The Bon Homme Richard pg 223-224
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 12 The Apple and the Moon
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 58 Poisonous Plants
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 59 The Blossom
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "Now, how did ice do this?" to "the ground where Birk Hall now stands." (pg 95-100)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: How Does a Refrigerator Keep Things Cold?, pg. 53; Can a Refrigerator Cool a House?, pg. 54
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 10 Vertumnus and Pomona
Incredible Journey: ch. 3
Kidnapped ch 25, 26
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 15 Safely Landed

Week 28
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 1 and 2:1-11 ("Samuel--Lent unto the Lord")
This Country of Ours ch 55. The Birth of a Great Nation
George Washington's World: Spain Beseiges Gibraltar pg 225, Holland Defends her Trade pg 226-227, Napoleon Buonaparte pg 227, Benedict Arnold Traitor pg 228-231, Cornwallis Surrenders pg 231-233
Trial and Triumph ch 34. John Newton Slave Trader Saved by Grace (1725-1807) pg. 205
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 13 Chemistry
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 60 Fruit
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 61 Pollen
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "And more:" to end of chapter (pg 100-102)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 16 Land of Cotton and Turtle Stew pg 68, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 11 Cupid and Psyche spend 2 weeks as needed
Incredible Journey: ch. 4
Kidnapped ch 27, 28
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 16 One of the Choice Ones

Week 29
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 2:26-30 and 3 ("The Call of Samuel")
Bible (NT): Acts 2:37-3:26 ("The Power of Jesus' Name")
This Country of Ours ch 56. The Darkest Hour - Trenton And Princeton (long chapter; plan accordingly)
George Washington's World: Washington Refuses Absolute Power pg 234-235, Money pg 236-238, The Peace Treaty pg 239-241, Empires Old and New pg 241-244, Stars and Stripes in China pg 244
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 14 Subject to the Dominion of One
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 62 The Bumble-Bee
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 63 Mushrooms
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from beginning to "And this is the first chapter of my fairy tale." (pg 103-108)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: More About Refrigerators, pg. 55; Opening the Refrigerator Door, p. 56
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 11 Cupid and Psyche spend 2 weeks as needed
Incredible Journey: ch. 5
Kidnapped ch 29, 30
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 17 The Three-Fold Chord

Week 30
Bible (NT): Acts 4:1-32 ("Invincible Trust")
This Country of Ours ch 57. Burgoyne's Campaign - Bennington And Oriskany
George Washington's World: Back to His Good Land pg 249-253, Lonely Thomas Jefferson pg 253-255, Aviation is Born pg 256-258, The Marriage of Figaro pg 259-260, Three Americans Meet in France pg 261-263
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 15 Beginning with Noah
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 64 In the Woods
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 65 The Orange-Agaric
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Now while all this was going on" to "delight and duty to copy the beautiful works of God." (pg 108-113)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 17 Minn Goes Inland pg 72, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 12 Cadmus
Incredible Journey: ch. 6
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving spend 2 weeks as needed
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 18 You, I Must And Will Have

Week 31
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 4 ("The Glory Departed")
This Country of Ours ch 58. Burgoyne's Campaign - Bemis Heights And Saratoga
George Washington's World: Rousseau and Silver Sheep Shears pg 264-266, John Adams and George III pg 267-269, Hisses for Marie Antoinette pg 269-271, Old Frederick's Last Review pg 272-273, Catherine's Turkish Fairy Tale pg 273-276
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 16 Detective at the Mint
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 66 Earthquakes
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 70 Shells
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Sometimes, again, especially in Denmark" to "who makes fiction, and who makes facts." (pg 113-117)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: You Can't Refrigerate Everything, pg. 58; A Frosty Freezer, pg. 59
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 12 the Myrmidons
Incredible Journey: ch. 7
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving spend 2 weeks as needed
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 19 A Jewel of Great Price

Week 32
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 5 and 6 ("The Hand of God")
Bible (NT): Acts 4:32-5:17 ("Spoiling Christ's Kingdom")
This Country of Ours ch 59. Brandywine - Germantown - Valley Forge
George Washington's World: The Assembly of the Notables pg 277-278, The Not Yet United States pg 279-280, The Constitution pg 281-285, Mr. President pg 286-288, Victory for the Third Estate pg 293-295
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 17 Sir Isaac
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 71 The Spiral Snail
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 72 Mother-of-Pearl and Pearls
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Man makes fiction: he invents stories" to "this is the fairy land of God." (pg 118-120)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 18 River of Dreams pg 76, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 13 Nisus and Scyll
Incredible Journey: ch. 8
Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 20 Splendid Misery!

Week 33
Bible (NT): Acts 5:17-6:8 ("Fighting against God")
This Country of Ours ch 60. War on the Sea
George Washington's World: To the Bastille pg 296-299, Off With the Baker to Paris pg 300-303, America and the Key to the Bastille pg 303-311, New Machines pg 312-313, Were All Men Created Equal pg 314-315
Trial and Triumph ch 35. David Brainerd Preacher to the North American Indians (1718-1747) pg. 213
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) ch 18 Final Causes
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 73 The Sea
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 74 Waves Salt Seaweeds
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from beginning to "I must be off to market." (pg 121-125)
Optional: Physics Lab in the Home: Air Pressure, pg. 60; Vacuum Cleaners, pg. 65
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 13 Echo and Narcissus
Incredible Journey: ch. 9
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving spend 4 weeks as need
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 21 If Man is Lord

Week 34
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 7 ("The Reformation")
This Country of Ours ch 61. The Battle of Monmouth - The Story of Captain Molly
George Washington's World: Beware the Tyrants pg 316-318, Liberty pg 319-321, A New Republic for Haiti pg 322-324, The United States Proclaimed Neutral pg 324-326, Doctor Jenner pg 327
Ocean of Truth (Isaac Newton) Epilogue
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 75 Running Waters
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 76 The Swarm
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "Was it all true that the farmer said?" to "Madam How's work is than that of man." (pg 125-129)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 19 Minn Comes to the End of the Line pg 80, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 13 Clytie, Hero and Leander
Incredible Journey: ch. 10
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving spend 4 weeks as need
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 22 Young Shoots and Branches

Week 35
Bible (OT): 1 Samuel 8 ("Self-Will and God's Will")
Bible (NT): Acts 6:8; 7:54-8:5 ("Faithful unto Death")
This Country of Ours ch 62. The Story of a Great Crime
George Washington's World: Daughters of the New Republic pg 328, Noah Webster's Blue Backed Speller pg 329, The Reign of Terror pg 330-332, Catherine the Grandmother pg 333-334, Napoleon Buonaparte pg 335-336
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 77 Wax
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 78 The Cells
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "But if you asked the nymph why she worked" to "of how the pretty toys are made." (pg 129-135)
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 14 Minerva
Incredible Journey: ch. 11
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving spend 4 weeks as need
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 23 What Have I Not Lost

Week 36
Bible (NT): Acts 8:5-40 ("Good Tidings of Great Joy")
This Country of Ours ch 63. A Turning Point in the World's History
George Washington's World: To Italy pg 336-338, To Egypt pg 339-341, The Rosetta Stone pg 342, Qianlong's Reply to George III pg 343-344, Home to Mount Vernon pg 345-349
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 79 Honey
Fabre's Story Book of Science ch 80 The Queen-Bee
Madam How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "Now if you can imagine for yourself" to end of chapter (pg 135-140)
Minn of the Mississippi ch 20 Treasure is Where You Find It pg 84, following Minn's trail on a map
Poetry: William Wordsworth
Age of Fable ch 14 Niobe
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving spend 4 weeks as need
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution ch 24 Dearest Friend

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Last update May 6, 2013 by Amy Tuttle (printable charts added)