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Old Year 6
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
These Happy Golden Years
The First Four Years
Little Men
Cricket on the Hearth
Kim, Kipling
The Hobbit
The Treasure Seekers, Nesbit
Little Brother of the Bear, Long
Where the Red Fern Grows, Rawls
Kidnapped, Stevenson
Penrod, Booth Tarkington
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain

Week 1
The Bible
A Child's History of England: first half of ch. 31, Elizabeth
Story of Mankind: The Age of Expression
Westward Ho: ch. 1-3
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 1, 2
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 1
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 1, What is Natural Law? p. 1-4
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 2
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 31, Elizabeth Second Part (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Great Discoveries (first half)
Westward Ho: ch. 4, 5
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 3, 4, 5
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 2
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 2, Archimedes' Principle p. 5-11,
also read Archimedes and the Door of Science
experiment: Archimedes' Principle
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 3
The Bible
Van Loon's Story of Mankind: The Great Discoveries (second half)
Westward Ho: ch. 6, 7, 8
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 6, 7, 8
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 3
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 3, Planetary Motion p. 12-20
experiment: drawing ellipses
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 4
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 31, Elizabeth Second Part (second half)
Westward Ho: ch. 9, 10, 11
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 9, 10, 11
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 4
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 4, Galileo's Laws of Motion p. 21-32
begin reading Galileo and the Magic Numbers
experiment: pendulums
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 5
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Buddha and Confucius
Westward Ho: ch. 12, 13, 14
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 12, 13, 14
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 5
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 5, Newton's Three Laws of Motion p. 33-43
experiments: Newton's First Law (inertia), Newton's Third Law (action/reaction)
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 6
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 31, Elizabeth Third part
Story of Mankind: The Reformation (first half)
Westward Ho: ch. 15, 16, 17
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 15, 16
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 6
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 6, The Law of Universal Gravitation p. 44-54
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 7
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 32, James the First Part one (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Reformation (second half)
Westward Ho: ch. 18, 19, 20
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 17, 18
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 7
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 7, Conservation of Momentum p. 55-64
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 8
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Religious Warfare (first half)
Westward Ho: ch. 21, 22, 23
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 19, 20, 21
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 8, Optics - The Laws of Light p. 65-80
experiments: refraction, Law of Reflection, waves
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 9
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 32, James the First Part one (second half)
Story of Mankind: Religious Warfare (second half)
Westward Ho: ch. 24, 25
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 22, 23, 24
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 8
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 9, The Law of Conservation of Matter p. 81-85
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 10
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 32, James the First Second part
Story of Mankind: The English Revolution (first half)
Westward Ho: ch. 26, 27
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 25, 26, 27
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 9
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 10, Pascal's Law p. 86-96
experiment: water pressure
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 11
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The English Revolution (second half)
Westward Ho: ch. 28, 29, 30
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 28, 29, 30
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 10
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 11, Boyle's and Charles's Law p. 97-109
experiment: Cartesian diver, Charles's Law (pressure/volume)
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Week 12
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Balance of Power
Westward Ho: ch. 31, 32, 33
The Prince and the Pauper: ch. 31, 32, 33
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 11
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 12, Bernoulli's Principle p. 110-115
experiment: Bernoulli's Principle (pressure/velocity)
Poetry of Robert Frost: a poem a day

Exam Week
Week 13
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 33, Charles the First Pt 1
Story of Mankind: The Rise of Russia
Children of the New Forest: ch 1, 2
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 1-3
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 12
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 13, The Law of Definite Proportions
and Gay-Lussac's Law p. 116-124
experiment: electrolysis
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 14
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Russia vs. Sweden
Children of the New Forest: ch. 3, 4, 5
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 4-6
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 13
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 14, Mendeleev's Periodic Law p. 125-133
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 15
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 33, Charles the First Second part
Story of Mankind: The Rise of Prussia
Children of the New Forest: ch. 6, 7
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 7-10
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 14
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 15, The First Law of Thermodynamics p. 134-141
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 16
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Mercantile System
Children of the New Forest: ch. 8, 9, 10
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 11-14
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 15
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 16, The Second Law of Thermodynamics p. 142-148
experiment: energy transformation
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 17
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 33, Charles the First Third part
Story of Mankind: The American Revolution
Children of the New Forest: ch. 11, 12
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 15-18
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 16
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 17, Laws of Electromagnetism p. 149-158
experiment: Oersted's experiment
read Faraday biography (Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics)
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 18
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The French Revolution (first half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 13, 14
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 19-21
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 17
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 18, Ohm's Law and Joule's Law p. 159-168
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 19
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 33, Charles the First Fourth part
Story of Mankind: The French Revolution (second half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 15, 16
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 22-25
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 18
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 19, Relativity p. 169-178
read Einstein biography (Ordinary Genius, and/or
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity)
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 20
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Napoleon (first half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 17, 18, 19
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 26-28
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 19
Secrets of the Universe: Chapter 20, Quantum Mechanics p. 179-191
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 21
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 34, Oliver Cromwell First Part
Story of Mankind: Napoleon (second half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 20, 21
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 29-32
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 20
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 21, Conservation of Mass/Energy p. 192-197
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 22
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Holy Alliance (first half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 22, 23
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 33-36
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 21
Secrets of the Universe: ch. 22, The Uncertainty Principle p. 198-203
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 23
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Holy Alliance (second half)
Children of the New Forest: ch. 24, 25
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 37-41
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 22
Secrets of the Universe: Appendix, The Inverse Square Laws p. 204-207
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Week 24
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 34, Oliver Cromwell Second part
Story of Mankind: The Great Reaction
Children of the New Forest: ch. 26, 27
The Swiss Family Robinson: ch. 42-44
Poetry of Carl Sandburg: a poem a day

Exam Week
Week 25
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 35, Charles the Second, called The Merry
Monarch
Story of Mankind: National Independence (first third)
Rob Roy: ch. 1-4
Call of the Wild: ch. 1
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 23
The Sea Around Us: ch. 1
Shakespeare: see current term's play
Plutarch's Lives: see current term's Life
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 26
The Bible
Story of Mankind: National Independence (second third)
Rob Roy: ch. 5-7
Call of the Wild: ch. 2
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 24
The Sea Around Us: ch. 2
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 27
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 35, Charles the Second Second part (first
half)
Story of Mankind: National Independence (last third)
Rob Roy: ch. 8
Call of the Wild: ch. 3a
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 25
The Sea Around Us: ch. 3
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 28
The Bible
Story of Mankind: The Age of The Engine
Rob Roy: ch. 9-13
Call of the Wild: ch. 3b
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 26
The Sea Around Us: ch. 4
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 29
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch 35, Charles the Second Second part (second
half)
Story of Mankind: The Social Revolution
Rob Roy: ch. 14-17
Call of the Wild: ch. 4a
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 27
The Sea Around Us: ch. 5
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 30
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Emancipation
Rob Roy: ch. 18-21
Call of the Wild: ch. 4b
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 28
The Sea Around Us: ch. 6
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 31
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch 36, James the Second (first half)
Story of Mankind: The Age of Science
Rob Roy: ch. 22-23
Call of the Wild: ch. 5a
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 29
The Sea Around Us: ch. 7
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 32
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Art (first half)
Rob Roy: ch. 24-27
Call of the Wild: ch. 5b
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 30
The Sea Around Us: ch. 8
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 33
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 36, James the Second (second half)
Story of Mankind: Art (second half)
Rob Roy: ch. 28-30
Call of the Wild: ch 6a
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 31
The Sea Around Us: ch. 9
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 34
The Bible
Story of Mankind: Colonial Expansion and War
Rob Roy: ch. 31-33
Call of the Wild: ch. 6b
Missionary Travels of David Livingstone: ch. 32
The Sea Around Us: ch. 10
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 35
The Bible
A Child's History of England: ch. 37, End
Story of Mankind: A New World (first half)
Rob Roy: ch. 34-36
Call of the Wild: ch. 7a
The Sea Around Us: ch. 11 and 12
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Week 36
The Bible
Story of Mankind: A New World (second half)
Rob Roy: ch. 37-39
Call of the Wild: ch. 7b
The Sea Around Us: ch. 13 and 14
Poetry of Alfred Noyes: a poem a day

Exam Week

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