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Abraham Lincoln
d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin

In 1940, this book was awarded the Caldecott medal for this picture book about "the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States." If you are a fan of the d'Aulaire's, this one won't let you down! Read for one week in unit 3. Unnumbered pages PB

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Abraham Lincoln's World
Foster, Genevieve

Not only will your students learn about Abraham Lincoln, but they'll also learn about world events going on during his lifetime. Another winner by Genevieve Foster that you'll want to have on your shelves. The edition we use in our Reading Assignment Charts has a 2001 copyright. Feel free to use a previous edition if you are willing to look up page numbers. Use many weeks in units one, two and three in Year 3. 376 pages PB

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Across Five Aprils
Hunt, Irene

Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War. You'll enjoy this Newbery Honor Book that provides valuable insights into the life of a family and community caught up in the upheavals of war. Very interesting for a read-aloud for 4 weeks in unit 3. 212 pages. PB

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark

This is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal oppression. The Oxford World's Classics version that we use contains helpful explanatory notes. While you could use any copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it will be much easier to use this edition because your page numbers will match up with ours and you'll have access to the same helps. 284 pages PB

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America in the Time of Abraham Lincoln
Isaacs, Sally Senzall

You'll use this book as your spine for the study of the Civil War as students discover information about battles, famous generals, life on the home front, and, of course, Abraham Lincoln. Although you could possibly use a different title, this one is just right for your lower-grammar students, both in terms of amount of content and appropriate text and illustrations. 48 pages PB

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America in the Time of Sitting Bull
Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Many kids enjoy reading about cowboys and Indians on America's frontier.  This book also includes interesting information about slavery, railroads, outlaws, and more!  48 pages  PB

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Behind Rebel Lines
Reit, Seymour

Enjoy historical fiction for two weeks during your study of the Civil War! This page-turner involves a young lady named Emma Edmonds who crops her hair, donns men's clothing, and enlists in the Union Army. She is a master of disguise, and risks discovery and death at every turn! 129 pages PB

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Buffalo Bill
d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin

Your lower-grammar students will enjoy this beautiful picture book that tells about Bill Cody and his relationships with Native Americans. Buffalo Bill is considered a frontier icon and reading about his life will bring added dimension to your student's learning experience. Read for one week in unit 3. 41 pages PB

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Carpetbaggers, The
Raatma, Lucia

Learn about people involved in the aftermath of the Civil War and how they affected Reconstructon. Read for one week in unit 3. 48 pages PB

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Civil War 1850-1895, The
Ojeda, Auriana

Rhetoric students use other books in the American History by Era series, which are all collections of articles about a given time frame. This one "looks at important writings and moments in American history during the build-up to the Civil War and the war itself, the era of reconstruction, and the Indian Wars that followed. " Use in units 3 and 4 of Year 3. 272 pages PB

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Civil War as a Theological Crisis, The
Noll, Mark A.

Between Christians, the Civil War bore fruit of radical divisions in scriptural divisions regarding slavery. Mark A. Noll, an award-winning author, argues that this war was a major turning point in religious thought of Americans. Read for four weeks in unit 3. Highly recommended, even for students not earning a church history credit. 199 pages HB/DJ

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Civil War Days
King, David C.

 Presents projects and activities that take you back to the days of the American Civil War. You'll play games, make toys and crafts, cook gingerbread, send top-secret messages, and more! Use for 5+ weeks in unit 3. Before making a purchase, check the upper-grammar and dialectic options as well. 98 pages. PB

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Civil War for Kids, The
Herbert, Janis
This book does double duty for your dialectic students...both History and Arts/Activities! There is lots of text that teaches about the Civil War from the secession debates to Appomattox. Included are activities like making butternut dye, decoding wigwag, and baking hardtack. Includes a resource section with a glossary and pertinent web sites. 145 pages PBNEW$16.95$14.85 
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Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Editors of Time for Kids

The Time for Kids series is full of bright illustrations and engaging text. In this title, students will read about Clara Barton, who was a nurse during the Civil War, and her legacy of the Red Cross. 48 pages PB

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Eyewitness to the Civil War
Kagan, Neil and Stephen G. Hyslop

At once an informed overview for general-interest readers and a superb resource for serious buffs, this extraordinary, gloriously illustrated volume is sure to become one of the fundamental books in any Civil War library. Its features include a dramatic narrative packed with eyewitness accounts and hundreds of rare photographs, artifacts, and period illustrations. Evocative sidebars, detailed maps, and timelines add to the reference-ready quality of the text. Highly recommended! 416 pages HB

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Follow the Drinking Gourd
Winter, Jeanette

By following the directions in a song, The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada." Read one week for Literature in unit 3. Unnumbered pages PB

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Robinet, Harriette Gillem

Highly recommended! Lower-grammar, upper-grammar, and dialectic students will enjoy this historical fiction read-aloud about former slaves and their desires to gain dignity while they struggle to keep their land. Your students' eyes may be opened as they discover how blacks continued to be mistreated even after the war had ended. Some of the realities presented are harsh, but also portray the grim determination that ex-slaves exhibited as they attempted to make lives for themselves outside of the bonds of slavery. Read for three weeks in unit 3. 144 pages PB

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Great Fire, The
Murphy, Jim
Vivid descriptions of the Great Chicago Fire in chapter book form. Replacement title for The Great Chicago Fire by R. Conrad Stein. Used for 1 week in Unit 3 of Year 3. 143 pages PBNEW$12.99$9.70 
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If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War
Moore, Kay

This short book "describes conditions for the civilians in both North and South during and immediately after the war. " According to Amazon reviews, it is biased against the South, but we believe that the information provided will certainly give youngsers a glimpse into the lifestyles of those living during this national conflict. Read with your students for two weeks during unit 3. 64 pages PB

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Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln
Fritz, Jean

Make history seem real with this "story of the events preceding, and the actual delivery of, President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address." The text of the Gettysburg Address appears at the end of the book. 48 pages PB

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Life on the Homefront During the Civil War
Doak, Melissa
Learn about daily life in both the North and South, as well as their economies and politics. There are special chapters devoted to women and African Americans. 48 pages PBNEW$9.95$9.10 
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Monitor versus the Merrimac, The
Abnett, Dan
This book begins with about four pages of text that explain the background of battles that took place at sea. Then it proceeds into a graphic-style storytelling of events between the famous Ironclads. This is a nice change of pace for what can be a heavy topic. 48 pages PB This replaces the now out-of-print Battle of the Ironclads.NEW$11.95$10.15 
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Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
The heart-wrenching true story of Civil War valor in which a 15-year old Yankee soldier, Say, alone and bleeding, is dragged to safety by a fellow Union soldier from the Forty-eighth colored regiment. They are ultimately captured and separated, and Say survived to pass the story down through the author's family. This is the replacement title for Thunder at Gettysburg by Patricia Gauch. Used for 1 week. 48 pages HBNEW$17.99$17.85 
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Plains Indians
Ansary, Mir Tamim
Describes the traditional way of life of the Plains Indians and the changes brought to it by Europeans, discussing homes, clothing, games, crafts, and beliefs.NEW$7.99$6.50 
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Reconstruction and the Aftermath of the Civil War
Cocca, Lisa Colozza
Small chapter book which describes the conflict that divided the nation, what the Union and Confederacy were fighting for, and what life was like for an ordinary soldier on the battlefield and for his family at home. Replacement title for Rebuilding a Nation: Picking Up the Pieces by Sarah Elder Hale. Used for 1 week in Unit 3 of Year 3. 48 pages PBNEW$9.95$9.05 
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Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story About Ely Parker
Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van

"Biography of the Seneca Indian who helped save his people's land, was elected a sachem, served in the Union Army, became a general, and was named commissioner of Indian affairs."  Students will enjoy reading about this chief who lived in both the Native American and white worlds. Read for two weeks in unit 3. 64 pages PB

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Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Fraser, Mary Ann

Read the chronicle of "the race to build the first railroad to cross the North American continent." This picture book is sure to be enjoyed by grammar level students! You can use another similar title that you may own. Read for one week in unit 3. 40 pages PB

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They're Off! The Story of the Pony Express
Harness, Cheryl

One of our favorites for lower-grammar students in unit 3! This book "relates the history of the Pony Express from when it began to carry messages across the American West in April 1860 until the telegraph replaced it in October 1861." Fun illustrations in typical Cheryl Harness style. Use for one week in unit 3. Unnumbered pages. PB

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This Country of Ours
Marshall, H. E.

Stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, this book has 99 chapters under seven headings: Stories of Explorers and Pioneers, Stories of Virginia, Stories of New England, Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution. Another winner from H.E. Marshall that is used beginning in Year 2, Unit 2 and continues through Year 3 Unit 4 (There are a handful of pages that can be used in Year 4, Unit 1, but we won't assign them.  However, feel free to use them if you own the book already.)  Questions in the Student Activity Pages are directly tied to this title, so it won't be easy to substitute, although it is available for free online. 636 pages PB

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Tom Sawyer
Brook, Henry

Published by Usborne Books, this abridged version of Tom Sawyer recounts "the adventures of a boy growing up in the nineteenth century in a Mississippi River town as he plays hookey on an island, witnesses a crime, hunts for the pirates' treasure, and becomes lost in a cave." Although you could use another abridged edition by this title, remember that this one has been screened for appropriate language and we've found it to be a winner. In fact, we have chosen an abridged version because of some cursing and more vivid descriptions that are likely unnecessary in order to get the flavor of this work. Read three weeks in unit 3. 160 pages PB

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Underground Railroad, The
Lasseiur, Allison
Describes the Underground Railroad that operated in the United States for runaway slaves, and offers readers a chance to pick sides and make choices.NEW$6.95$5.75 
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