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Old Year 5
36 week schedule

To this book schedule should be added daily penmanship, math, Latin, and foreign
language as well as weekly grammar, nature study, art, music, and handicrafts.
 
Suggested additional reading as time allows
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
The Wonder Book
Little Women
A Christmas Carol
Captains Courageous, Kipling
Anne of Green Gables and others by Montgomery
Otto of the Silver Hand, Pyle
Lad and others by Terhune
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
The Wouldbegoods, Nesbit
The School of the Woods, Long
Treasure Island, Stevenson
Tom Sawyer, Twain

Week 1
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch 17, Edward the Second (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Setting of The Stage
Hans Brinker: ch. 1-4
Iliad: Books 1, 2
Adventures of Marco Polo: 1/36th of the book each week (versions vary in length)
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture I, first half
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 1, What is Made from the Blood (teeth,
tears, etc)
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Measurements, Measuring Devices p. 17,18
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 2
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 17, Edward the Second (second chapter)
Story of Mankind: Our Earliest Ancestors / Prehistoric Man
Hans Brinker: ch. 5-8
Iliad: Books 3, 4
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture I, 2nd half
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 2, How the Blood is Made
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Centripetal Force, The Salad Spinner p. 21
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 3
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Hieroglyphics
Hans Brinker: ch. 9-12
Iliad: Books 5, 6
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture II, paragraphs 1-15
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 3, Mother Earth
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: ch. 3, The Screw, p. 24
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 4
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 18, Edward the Third (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Nile Valley
Hans Brinker: ch. 13-16
Iliad: Books 7, 8
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture II, paragraphs 16-28
read biography of Issac Newton
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 4, The Stomach and the Teeth
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Levers, The Piercing Can Opener p. 27, 28
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 5
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 18, Edward the Third (second chapter)
Story of Mankind: The Story of Egypt / Mesopotamia / The Sumerians
Hans Brinker: ch. 17-20
Iliad: Books 9, 10
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture II, paragraphs 29-42
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 5, More About the Teeth
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Food Tongs, p. 29
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 6
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Moses / The Phoenicians / The Indo-Europeans
Hans Brinker: ch. 21-24
Iliad: Books 11, 12
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture II, paragraphs 43-50
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 6, The Circulation of the Blood
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
The Garlic Press, The Hand-held Can Openers p. 30
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 7
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 19, Richard the Second (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Aegean Sea
Hans Brinker: ch. 25-28
Iliad: Books 13, 14
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture III, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 7, Breathing
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Bottle-cap Opener, p. 32
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 8
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 19, Richard the Second (second chapter)
Story of Mankind: The Greeks / The Greek Cities
Hans Brinker: ch. 29-32
Iliad: Books 15, 16
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture III, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 8, Brain and Nerves
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Jar and Bottle Opener, p. 33
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 9
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Greek Self-Government
Hans Brinker: ch. 33-36
Iliad: Books 17, 18
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture III, last 3rd
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 9, How the Mind Gets Knowledge
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
The Two-armed Nutcracker, The Egg Slicer p. 34
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 10
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 20, Henry the Fourth, called Bolingbroke
Story of Mankind: Greek Life
Hans Brinker: ch. 37-40
Iliad: Books 19, 20
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IV, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 10, Seeing
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Ice Tongs, p. 35
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 11
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 21, Henry the Fifth, First Part
Story of Mankind: The Greek Theatre
Hans Brinker: ch. 41-44
Iliad: Books 21, 22
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IV, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 11, How the Eye is Guarded
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Chopsticks, p. 36
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Week 12
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 21, Henry the Fifth Second part
Story of Mankind: The Persian Wars
Hans Brinker: ch. 45-48
Iliad: Books 23, 24
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IV, last third
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Basic Ice Cream Scoop p. 37
Poetry of Rudyard Kipling: a poem a day

Exam Week
Week 13
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 22, Henry the Sixth part the First
Story of Mankind: Athens vs. Sparta / Alexander The Great
The Black Arrow: Pt 1 ch 1, 2
Oliver Twist: ch. 1-3
The Story of My Life: ch. 1, 2
Adventures of Marco Polo 1/36th of the book each week (versions vary in length)
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture V, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 12, Hearing
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Combination Tools, The Two-armed Corkscrew p. 39
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 14
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 22, Henry the Sixth Part the Second...Joan of
Arc
Story of Mankind: A Summary
The Black Arrow: Pt 1, ch. 3, 4
Oliver Twist: ch. 4-8
The Story of My Life: ch. 3, 4
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture V, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 13, The Smell, the Taste and the Touch
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Bottle-cap Opener,
Corkscrew Combo, The Ice Cream Scoop with Thumb Rest p. 40, 41
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 15
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 22, Henry the Sixth Part the Third (1/2 of
this section)
Story of Mankind: Rome and Carthage (1/2)
The Black Arrow: Pt 1, ch. 5, 6, 7
Oliver Twist: ch. 9-14
The Story of My Life: ch. 5, 6
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture V, last third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 14, The Bones
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Friction p. 43
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 16
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 22, Henry the Sixth Part the Third (1/2 of
this section)
Story of Mankind: Rome and Carthage (1/2)
The Black Arrow: Pt 2, ch. 1, 2, 3
Oliver Twist: ch. 15-19
The Story of My Life: ch. 7, 8
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VI, first third
read biography of Alexander Graham Bell (Always Inventing)
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 16, The Muscles
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: More Jar and Bottle Openers p. 45
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 17
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 23, Edward the Fourth
Story of Mankind: The Rise of Rome
The Black Arrow: Pt 2, ch. 4, 5
Oliver Twist: ch. 20-23
The Story of My Life: ch. 9, 10
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VI, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 17, More About the Muscles
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Teflon Pots and Pans p. 47
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 18
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Roman Empire (1/2)
The Black Arrow: Pt 3, ch. 1-4
Oliver Twist: ch. 24-28
The Story of My Life: ch. 11, 12
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VI, last third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 18, The Brain and Nerves in Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Heat p. 49
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 19
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 24, Edward the Fifth
Story of Mankind: The Roman Empire (1/2)
The Black Arrow: Pt 3, ch 5, 6
Oliver Twist: ch. 29-32
The Story of My Life: ch. 13, 14
Adventures of Marco Polo 1/36th of the book each week (versions vary in length)
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VII, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 19, The Variety of Machinery in Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Thermometers p. 51
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 20
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Joshua of Nazareth
The Black Arrow: Pt 4, ch 1-4
Oliver Twist: ch. 33-37
The Story of My Life: ch. 15, 16
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VII, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 20, The Hand
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer,
The Bimetallic Thermometer p. 53, 54
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 21
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 25, Richard the Third
Story of Mankind: The Fall of Rome
The Black Arrow: Pt 4, ch. 5, 6
Oliver Twist: ch. 38-41
The Story of My Life: ch. 17, 18
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VII, last third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 21, What Animals Use for Hands
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
The Medical Thermometer, The Food Thermometer p. 55
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 22
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Rise of The Church
The Black Arrow: Pt 5, ch. 1-4
Oliver Twist: ch. 42-45
Adventures of Marco Polo
The Story of My Life: ch. 19, 20
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VIII, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 22, The Tools of Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Ice Cube Trays p. 57
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 23
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 26, Henry the Seventh (1/2 of this section)
Story of Mankind: Mohammed
The Black Arrow: Pt 5, ch. 5, 6
Oliver Twist: ch. 46-49
The Story of My Life: ch. 21, 22
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VIII, 2nd third
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Water-filled Plastic Ice Cubes, The Deluxe Ice Cream Scoop p. 59, 60
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Week 24
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 26, Henry the Seventh (1/2 of this section)
Story of Mankind: Charlemagne
The Black Arrow: Pt 5, ch. 7, 8
Oliver Twist: ch. 50-53
The Story of My Life: ch. 23
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture VIII, last third
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
The Pressure Cooker, The Whistling Tea Kettle p. 61, 62
Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Exam Week
Week 25
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 27, Henry the Eighth Part The First (1/2 the
chapter)
Story of Mankind: The Norsemen
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 1, Weland's Sword
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 1-4
Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo, first third
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IX, first third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 23, More about the Tools of Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Pyrex p. 63
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 26
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Feudalism
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 2, Young Men at Manor
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 5-8
Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo, 2nd third
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IX, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 24 Instruments of Defense and Attack
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Heat Transmission p. 65
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 27
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 27, Henry the Eighth Part The First (1/2 the
chapter)
Story of Mankind: Chivalry
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 3, Knights of Joyous Venture
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 9-11
Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo, last 3rd
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture IX, last third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 25, Wings
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Coolers and Insulated Bags p. 67
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 28
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Pope vs. Emperor
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 4, Old Men at Pevensie
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 12-18
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture X, first third
read biography of George Washington Carver
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 26, Coverings of Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Potholders p. 68
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 29
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 28, Henry the Eighth part The Second
Story of Mankind: The Crusades
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 5, Centureon of the Thirtieth
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 19-20
Wild Animals I Have Known: Silverspot, first half
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture X, 2nd third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 27, The Beautiful Coverings of Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Trivets p. 70
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 30
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Medieval City (1/2 the chapter)
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 6, On the Great Wall
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 1, ch. 21-23
Wild Animals I Have Known: Silverspot, 2nd half
Adventures of Marco Polo
Fairy-Land of Science: Lecture X, last third
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 28, How Man is Superior to the Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Vacuum Bottle p. 71
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 31
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 29, Edward the Sixth
Story of Mankind: The Medieval City (1/2 the chapter)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 1-4
Wild Animals I Have Known: Raggylug
Adventures of Marco Polo
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 29, The Thinking of Animals
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Pots and Pans p. 72
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 32
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Medieval Self-Government
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 7, Winged Hats
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 5-6
Wild Animals I Have Known: Bingo
Adventures of Marco Polo
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 31, What Sleep is For
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store:
Permeability, The Cone and Filter Coffeemaker p. 75
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 33
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 30, Mary (1/2 the chapter)
Story of Mankind: The Medieval World
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 8, Hal o'the Draft
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 7-12
Wild Animals I Have Known: The Springfield Fox
Adventures of Marco Polo
Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5: ch. 32, Hygeine
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The French Press p. 76
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 34
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Medieval Trade
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 9, Dymehurch Flit
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 13-15
Wild Animals I Have Known: The Pacing Mustang
Adventures of Marco Polo
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Percolator p. 77
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 35
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 30, Mary (1/2 the chapter)
Story of Mankind: The Renaissance (1/2 the chapter)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 16-19
Wild Animals I Have Known: Wully
Adventures of Marco Polo
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: Density p. 79
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

Week 36
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Renaissance (1/2 the chapter)
Puck of Pook's Hill: ch. 10, Treasure and the Law
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Pt 2, ch. 20-end
Wild Animals I Have Known: Redruff
Adventures of Marco Polo
Physics Lab in A Housewares Store: The Gravy Skimmer p. 80
Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: a poem a day

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