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Deuteronomy 32:2

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Saturday, February 6

Fifth Grade, History, Set One

Here is a list of books and videos we used or will use when we visit this time period again.

  • The 1920s: Decade in Photos by Jim Corrigan -- excellent way to have an overview of the decade 
  • Amendments: 18th, 19th: The Constitutional Amendments by William Loren Katz -- I'm still thinking of buying my own copy of this book. It gives such a good synopsis of each amendment.
  • The History of Radio by Joanne Mattern -- interesting and well written; because we were learning about the invention of radio, we only read the parts of the book that pertained to that subject
  • Inventing the Radio by Marianne Fedunkiw -- we did not get to this book, but it looks like it has more detail, so I plan to use it when K. is older
  • Warren G. Harding: Twenty-Ninth President by Mike Venezia -- good book
  • The Story of The Teapot Dome Scandal by Jim Hargrove -- we did not read this book; I decided that for 5th grade, we had read enough about the scandals in the book about President Harding
  • Calvin Coolidge: Thirtieth President by Mike Venezia
  • The Scopes Trial by Arthur Blake -- I really like how this book was written. It was an easy read for me (about an hour), then I told K. about it. The author did a good job of handling the subject objectively.
  • Inherit the Wind movie about The Scopes Trial -- This movie is not factual, but is interesting.
  • Charles Lindbergh by Lucile Davis -- good book. Touched on controversies, but did not go in depth
  • The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull -- excellent book with lots of illustrations
  • The Television by Richard and Louise Spilsbury
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Herbert Hoover: Thirty-First President by Mike Venezia
  • The Wall Street Crash: October 29, 1929 by Alex Woolf -- I only read the parts about the crash because we have other books that cover The Great Depression and The New Deal.
  • The 1930s: Decade in Photos by Jim Corrigan
  • The Empire State Building by Lisa Bullard -- good with lots of photos
  • Building the Empire State Building: An Interactive Engineering Adventure by Allison Lassieur -- we really enjoyed this book. It has three story paths, and we read all three. I was going to stop with two, but K. asked if we were going to read the third.
  • Amelia Earhart
    • Amelia Earhart by Tamra B. Orr
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Kathleen Kudlinski
    • A Boy Named FDR by Kathleen Krull
    • First Dog Fala by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Thirty-Second President by Mike Venezia
  • Amendments: 20th, 21st
    • The Constitutional Amendments by William Loren Katz
  • New Deal
    • Climbing Out of the Great Depression by Sean Price
  • Dust Bowl
    • Angels in the Dust by Margot Theis Raven
    • Voices of the Dust Bowl by Sherry Garland
    • Survival in the Storm by Katelan Janke
  • Social Security Act
    • Social Security Act by Richard Worth
  • Hindenburg Disaster
    • The Hindenburg by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    • The Golden Gate Bridge by Jeffrey Zuehlke
  • The War of the Worlds
    • We listened to the original broadcast on You Tube
    • The War of the Worlds adapted by Kathryn Lay

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