Unit Resources: United States History 2 - Rise to Independence

Unites States History 2 - Rise to Independence: Resources

Lesson 1

Teacher's Guide:

Watch this short video for a quick history overview of the 13 colonies: https://youtu.be/bh79MXVZsds

Middle School + High School Student Books:

Watch this 3-minute video clip of the famous monologue, “To Be or Not To Be,” from Hamlet: https://youtu.be/SjuZq-8PUw0

 

Lesson 2

Teacher’s Guide:

This 6-minute video explains taxes and the struggle between the colonists and Britain: https://youtu.be/Rx4uV2Ret2w

 

Early Reader + Early Elementary Student Books:

Watch this music video from Schoolhouse Rock called “No More Kings”: https://youtu.be/WvOZs3g3qIo 

 

Upper Elementary–High School Student Books:

This is a 3-minute music video called “Too Late to Apologize.” Try to guess what Founding Father each actor is depicting: https://youtu.be/uZfRaWAtBVg

 

Lesson 3

Teacher’s Guide:

This is a short video describing who the the Sons of Liberty were: https://youtu.be/88iRyI5rLzw

 

Upper Elementary–High School Students: This is a reenactment video of the Boston Massacre (about 3 minutes, use discretion for younger children): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsDY5yywvUk

 

Lesson 4

Teacher’s Guide:

Listen to Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica invention in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEKlRUvk9zc

 

Lesson 5 

Teacher’s Guide:

This Schoolhouse Rock music video is called “The Shot Heard Around the World”: https://youtu.be/Y6ikO6LMxF4

 

Early Reader–Middle School Student Books:

This is a website with tongue twisters you can use to practice enunciation: www.liveabout.com/enunciation-exercises-for-drama-teachers-2712994

 

Upper Elementary–High School Student Books:

Follow this link to read the poem, “The Landlord's Tale. Paul Revere’s Ride”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44637

 

This is a video of an animated Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reading his poem, "Paul Revere's Ride":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6dhICCzcw 




Lesson 6

Teacher’s Guide:

Watch this 3-minute animated video on Ticonderoga in “Battles of America”: https://youtu.be/Xcx2NFSr0_M 

 

Early Reader–High School Student Books:

This is a short 2-minute animated video on Bunker Hill in “Battles of America”: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-NodSf0RKI

 

Lesson 7

Teacher's Guide:

Watch this 5-minute Drive Thru History video on “A look Inside George Washington’s Life”: https://youtu.be/N3yVsrkRoj8

Follow the link to this resource website to view George Washington’s rules: https://managers.usc.edu/files/2015/05/George-Washingtons-Rules.pdf



Lesson 8

Teacher’s Guide:

You can read The Declaration of Independence in modern language on this website: https://www.surfnetkids.com/independenceday/267/the-declaration-of-independence-in-modern-english/

 

Upper Elementary–High School Student Books:

Watch this inspiring 15-minute video for a dramatic reading of The Declaration of Independence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPX1TWfMg 

Follow this link to find out surprising facts surrounding the Declaration of Independence: https://youtu.be/LKJMWHCUoiw

 

Lesson 9

Teacher's Guide:

Watch this quick video to learn some American flag facts and proper etiquette here:  https://youtu.be/9HWeudb05Qw

 

Watch this 9-minute video to hear a wonderful retelling of the story behind the writing of the National Anthem: https://youtu.be/6hZe8CPGA1E



Pre-Reader–Early Elementary Student Books: 

Follow along with this video to recite the The Pledge of Allegiance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lE9uiJuMes 

 

Upper Elementary–High School Student Books:

This is a web page with the poem “O Captain, My Captain!” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45474/o-captain-my-captain 

 

Lesson 10

Teacher's Guide:

For Middle and High School students: Here is a 4-minute account of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge: https://youtu.be/1vOwQbEQFwM 

 

Early Elementary Student Books:

This link is a quick animated introduction to the winter at Valley Forge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Df1fmKVlc

 

Upper Elementary–High School Student Books:

This is a 4-minute video about Valley Forge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pUSiVep0RU



Lesson 11

Teacher’s Guide:

For Middle and High School students: Watch this short video for a good explanation of the Treaty of Paris: https://youtu.be/S7ii4avbdfY 




Lesson 12

Teacher’s Guide:

 

You can read the Constitution in simpler language on this web page: https://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=33823&dataid=34938&FileName=US-Constitution-in-Simple-English-updated.pdf

 

Watch this video to learn an easy way to remember the Bill of Rights: https://youtu.be/lUHAXpNZuJ0



Lesson 13

Teacher’s Guide:

This 3-minute video explains the reasons Washington chose the location of the capital. It includes some beautiful videography of the area: https://youtu.be/khsSb_2DXsI



Middle School–High School Student Books:

From King George’s perspective, a hilarious music video from Hamilton, “You’ll Be Back”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti8xeyaSwCI

 

Lesson 14

Teacher’s Guide:

Follow the link to hear a 6-minute narrative from the life of Col. Daniel Boone: https://youtu.be/rYpuSfVehg8

 

Early Reader–High School Student Books:

This link will take you to a website for a virtual tour of National Parks: https://www.trafalgar.com/real-word/national-parks-online-virtual-tours/



Lesson 15

Teacher’s Guide:

Younger students: This video gives a brief overview of the 2nd President: John Adams. https://youtu.be/YVGr8ntyqQ8 

Older Students: This video is a 3-minute mini biography of John Adams. https://youtu.be/yQEs3OJKh4c 



Lesson 16

Teacher’s Guide:

This is a 6-minute video biography of Thomas Jefferson for all ages: https://youtu.be/NH8AhKy3I4Y



Middle School–High School Student Books:

Here is a resource for researching details of Thomas Jefferson's life: https://www.monticello.org/jefferson-timeline/ 

 

Lesson 17

Teacher’s Guide:

This video gives the historical context for the Louisiana Purchase for all ages: https://youtu.be/TN4bFvwW8h4

 

Here is a 3-minute video explaining the Louisiana Purchase: https://youtu.be/nPcXaoGgnAY

 

Lesson 18

Teacher’s Guide:

Here is a list of animals discovered by Lewis and Clark on their journey westward: http://www.lewis-and-clark-expedition.org/animals-discovered-lewis-clark.htm

 

This 8-minute video explains and reenacts the Lewis and Clark expedition: https://youtu.be/7s0XY1NIG7Y

 

Lesson 19

Teacher’s Guide:

Here is a 5-minute animated overview of the War of 1812 from PragerU: https://youtu.be/qnSwKWRL8i4

High School Student Books:

Read the debate over Francis Scott Key’s words, “Land of the Free,” on this web page: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wheres-debate-francis-scott-keys-slave-holding-legacy-180959550/ 

 

Lesson 20

Teacher’s Guide:

This 4-minute video is a spotlight on Eli Whitney and his influence on the Industrial Revolution in America: https://youtu.be/qyvxFCMShNQ


Here is a quick video overview of the turning point in history caused by the Industrial Revolution: https://youtu.be/3Efq-aNBkvc

 

Book list

Lesson 1: One Nation Under God


If You Were a Kid in the Thirteen Colonies by Wil Mara (PR)  https://amzn.to/3vwkSTj


Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall (PR) https://amzn.to/2TiRG3N 


Colonial Times from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman (ER) https://amzn.to/3vfkZCm 


The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (EE) https://amzn.to/3gnTHUl 


Calico Bush by Rachel Field (UE) https://amzn.to/3ghLjWc 



Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan by Mary Pope Osborne (UE) https://amzn.to/3ywLTI9 


The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (MS) https://amzn.to/3fiaUiD 


The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (MS) https://amzn.to/3yBjssi 


The Iron Peacock by Mary Stetson Clarke (HS) https://amzn.to/34bjwkK *


Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (HS) https://amzn.to/3hNEOwM *


Other Resources:

Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes by David C. King https://amzn.to/3yBjEb0 


*Contain some mature themes. We recommend parents pre-read these books and assess if they are appropriate for their high school readers. 


Lesson 2: Taxation Without Representation


The ABCs of the American Revolution by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield (PR) https://tuttletwins.com/toddler/


Hornbooks and Inkwells by Verla Kay (EE) https://amzn.to/3bRHjtY 


Songbird by Nancy Lohr (UE) https://amzn.to/3cvg7l7 


Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak by Kay Winters (UE) https://amzn.to/34eRUep 


Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare (MS) https://amzn.to/3bQSx25 


Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski (HS) https://amzn.to/3bUc8P0 




Lesson 3: Birthplace of the Revolution


Trouble Brewing: A Fun Song About the Boston Tea Party by Michael Dahl (PR)

https://amzn.to/34hRHqO 


The Liberty Tree: The Beginning of the American Revolution by Lucille Rech Penner (EE)

https://amzn.to/2QMwfak 


You Wouldn’t Want to be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (UE)

https://amzn.to/3bTKAZV 


Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution by Louise Borden (UE) https://amzn.to/3oLb84Z 


One Small Spark by Laurie Minniti (MS) https://amzn.to/3hQAPQ1 


The Voice, the Revolution, and the Key by Jenny L. Cote (HS) https://amzn.to/3ittUN0 


Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara (HS) https://amzn.to/3bPtqN0 



Lesson 4: Benjamin Franklin


An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution by Beth Anderson (PR) https://amzn.to/3oOvVEH 


Ben Franklin and His First Kite by Stephen Krensky (ER) https://amzn.to/2TfkTN4 


Ben Franklin Thinks Big by Sheila Keenan (ER) https://amzn.to/3figukX 


What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz (EE) https://amzn.to/3fidEMX 


The Story of Benjamin Franklin: A Biography Book for New Readers by Shannon Anderson (EE) https://amzn.to/3oKuPKa 


Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert Lawson (EE) https://amzn.to/3x4VOTA 


Benjamin Franklin, Young Printer by Augusta Stevenson (EE) https://amzn.to/3xc9pZr 


The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Giblin (UE) https://amzn.to/3yBNsVe 


Who Was Ben Franklin? by Dennis Brindell Fradin (UE) https://amzn.to/3viVm3L 


Poor Richard by James Daugherty (MS) https://amzn.to/2Snrox3 


Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Brandon Marie Miller (MS)  https://amzn.to/2SmwsS4 


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (HS) https://amzn.to/3oOwUVp 



Lesson 5: War Begins


Which Way to the Revolution? by Bob Barner (PR) https://amzn.to/3vlgYMD 


Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley (ER)(EE) https://amzn.to/3hQwjkt 


Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War by Libby Carty McNamee (UE) https://amzn.to/3vm5xEx 


And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz (UE) https://amzn.to/2QTXUGA 


One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale (UE) https://amzn.to/2Tf1QSM 


Let it Begin Here by Dennis Brindell Fradin (MS) https://amzn.to/2T7Llbc 


Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (MS) https://amzn.to/3fhrz5O 


Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz (HS) https://amzn.to/3pxiSI9 


My Brother Sam is Dead by Christopher Collier (HS) https://amzn.to/2SrO1Qx 



Lesson 6: Beyond the Olive Branch


Harriet Tubman Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (PR) https://amzn.to/3pDk24H 


Our American History Six Book Set by various authors (ER) https://amzn.to/3fhscwc 


Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz (EE) https://amzn.to/34eUYXX 


Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys by Patricia Gauch (UE) https://amzn.to/3yAj2T6 


Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick https://amzn.to/3oObKqz (UE)


The Adirondack Kids #11: The Fall of Fort Ticonderoga Paperback by Gary and Justin VanRiper (UE) https://amzn.to/3ukzW4X 


The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savery (MS) https://amzn.to/3pAjQmI 


Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi (MS) https://amzn.to/3hRQe2K 


Guns For General Washington by Seymour Reit (HS) https://amzn.to/2RFL13i 


The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton by Rich Atkinson (HS) https://amzn.to/34enWXZ 



Lesson 7: George Washington


My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori Haskins Houran (PR) https://amzn.to/3uhQgDv 


George Washington: The First President by Sarah Albee (ER)  https://amzn.to/3gk8JKJ 


George Washington's Cows by David Small (EE) https://amzn.to/2Tcp5Nr 


Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin (EE) https://amzn.to/2RAKhfL 


The Story of George Washington: A Biography Book for New Readers by Lisa Trusiani (EE) 

https://amzn.to/34frgSU 


The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz (UE) https://amzn.to/3fIhUEq 


Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman (MS) https://amzn.to/3ieqvlg 


Washington’s Secret War by Thomas Fleming (HS) https://amzn.to/3wSkoXB 


With Musket and Tomahawk: The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 by Michael O. Logusz (HS) https://amzn.to/3ieCDSY 



Lesson 8: The Declaration of Independence

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country (PR) by Mike Berenstain https://amzn.to/2TVfX0b 


Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts (ER) https://amzn.to/3cuVAxe 

The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh (EE) https://amzn.to/3ieCMG0 


The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. George (EE) 

https://amzn.to/3yTySIR 


Mumbet's Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle (UE) https://amzn.to/3z8U4uu


What Is the Declaration of Independence? by Michael C. Harris (UE) https://amzn.to/3vM3g5H 


Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman (MS) https://amzn.to/3vOlmnF 


The Declaration, the Sword and the Spy by Jenny L. Cote (HS) https://amzn.to/3g5DO64 


Carrying Independence by Karen A. Chase (HS) https://amzn.to/3fL4ed9 



Lesson 9: The American Flag


Our Flag by Carl Memling (PR) https://amzn.to/34HzvHt 


Easy Reader Biographies: Besty Ross by Pamela Chanko (ER) https://amzn.to/3z8Ujpo


Keep On Sewing, Betsy Ross!: A Fun Song About the First American Flag by Michael Dahl (EE) https://amzn.to/3w6dNsM 


The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country by Mike Berenstain (EE) https://amzn.to/3uMvbRJ 


Who Was Betsy Ross? By James Buckley (UE) https://amzn.to/3ifvoKO 


Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Halsie Anderson (UE) https://amzn.to/2SSDLBc 


Betsy Ross and the First Flag of the United States of America: The People, Events, and Ideas Behind the Design and Creation of the Flag and Seal of the United States by Col. J. Franklin Reigart (MS) https://amzn.to/3wRwLmJ 


Capture the Flag; A Political History of American Patriotism by Woden Teachout (HS) https://amzn.to/3ie0pi0 



Lesson 10: War Rages On


Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown (PR) https://amzn.to/3wUC6Kg


Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady (EE) https://amzn.to/3yTzqOV 




A Kids' Guide to the American Revolution by Kathleen Krull (UE) https://amzn.to/3pie2yr


Early Thunder by Jean Fritz (MS) https://amzn.to/3pnWBwf 


With Musket and Tomahawk: The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 by Michael O. Logusz (HS) https://amzn.to/3fNFelk


Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge by Thomas Fleming (HS) https://amzn.to/3vN2o0P



Lesson 11: Peace at Long Last


George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley (ER) https://amzn.to/34Kp1aq 


Surprised at Yorktown by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders (EE) https://amzn.to/3wTsI9z 


At the Battle of Yorktown: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure by Eric Mark Braun (MS) 

https://amzn.to/3ikkvYd 


Rebel with a Cause: The Daring Adventure of Dicey Langston, Girl Spy of the American Revolution by Kathleen Kudlinski (MS) https://amzn.to/3z2UkLA 


Seeds of America trilogy by Laurie Halsie Anderson (HS) https://amzn.to/3pfotCC 



Lesson 12: We the People


We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow (PR) (PR) (ER) https://amzn.to/3uHVBE9 


What is the Constitution by Patricia Brennan Demuth (EE) https://amzn.to/3wd9o7e 


Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz (UE) https://amzn.to/34INnBf 


The Pinched Pinkney Plan by Holly Felmlee (MS) https://amzn.to/3ceaFDf 


Daniel Boone: Frontiersman by Janet and Geoff Benge (MS) (HS) https://amzn.to/3wd9o7e 


The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them! by Sean Patrick (HS) https://amzn.to/3gaAc1r 


Other Resource: Lesson plans, commentary, and storytelling about the Constitution with something for all ages https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/in-the-classroom


Lesson 13: The Nation’s Capital


Good Night Washington, DC by Adam Gamble (PR) https://amzn.to/3wV1Y8C 


Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC by John Skewes (PR) (ER) https://amzn.to/3pg1qHX 


Secrets of Our Nation’s Capital: Weird and Wonderful Facts About Washington, DC by Susan Schader Lee (EE) https://amzn.to/3ceXVfu 


Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #9: The US Capital Commotion by Jeff Brown (EE) https://amzn.to/3cehbtQ 


Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Nation’s Capital by Charlotte Pence (EE) https://amzn.to/3pgZQW6 


Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed (EE) https://amzn.to/3vTIeCw 


Our Nation’s Capital: Washington, DC by Kelly Rodgers (UE) https://amzn.to/3yUkwId 


Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital by Tonya Bolden (MS) https://amzn.to/3ieqI7H 


Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC: Little-Known Tales about Our Nation's by Tim Rowland (HS) https://amzn.to/34FhjOK 


Lesson 14: America Grows Westward


Who Was Daniel Boone By Sydelle Kramer (EE) https://amzn.to/3zmZLoK 

 

Daniel Boone’s Great Escape by Michael P. Spradlin (EE) https://amzn.to/2S6OpUX 


Danel Boone, Young Hunter and Tracker By Augusta Stevenson (EE) https://amzn.to/3pgGTD6 


Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap by Andrew Santella (UE) https://amzn.to/3uQ2hAa 


The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter (MS) https://amzn.to/3cdMQeT 


Daniel Boone’s Own Story & The Adventures of Daniel Boone by Daniel Boone and Francis Lister Hawkes (HS) https://amzn.to/3yUlDYp 


The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper  (HS) https://amzn.to/2Rgy93c 



Lesson 15: John Adams


A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams by David A. Adler (PR) https://amzn.to/3v9oTMm 

John Adams Speaks for Freedom by Deborah Hopkinson and Craig Orback (ER) https://amzn.to/2SaxK2G 


Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain (EE) https://amzn.to/2S81Q6X


The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness (UE) https://amzn.to/3z1d51G  (UE)



John Adams and the Boston Massacre (Graphic Heroes of the American Revolution) 

by Gary Jeffrey (MS) https://amzn.to/3ieKvUH 


John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father’s Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial by Dan Abrams (HS) https://amzn.to/3g7IPtj 


Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober (HS) https://amzn.to/3z9HACS 


1776 by David McCullough (HS) https://amzn.to/3ceGBaA 


Lesson 16: Thomas Jefferson

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David A. Adler https://amzn.to/2ThEMmp 


Thomas Jefferson’s Feast by Frank Murphy (ER) https://amzn.to/3vN8VbR 


Bones in the White House: Thomas Jefferson’s Mammoth by Candice Ransom (EE) https://amzn.to/3wTxvb3 


The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. George (EE) https://amzn.to/3yYbfi1 


Who Was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis Brindell Fradin (UE) https://amzn.to/3yZa2Hy


Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock (UE) https://amzn.to/3g6VtJd 


Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman (MS) https://amzn.to/3yYbHwJ 


Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and President by Nancy Whitelaw (HS) https://amzn.to/3ccOWvk 


Lesson 17: The Louisiana Purchase


Louisiana Purchase by Peter Roop (EE) https://amzn.to/2S6qAg2 


The Louisiana Purchase by Rachel Lynette (UE) https://amzn.to/3cgcY8H 


The Louisiana Purchase: Asking Tough Questions by Nel Yomtov (UE) https://amzn.to/3cfcrnB 


The Louisiana Purchase (Making a New Nation) by Michael Burgan (MS) https://amzn.to/3pgEFUc 


What's the Deal?: Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase by Rhoda Blumberg (HS) https://amzn.to/3ie4BhP 



Lesson 18: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

From Sea to Shining Sea (Ellis the Elephant) by Callista Gingrich (PR) https://amzn.to/3pg8l3T 


The Picture Book of Lewis and Clark by David A. Alder (PR) https://amzn.to/3g9Nj4c 


Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President by Shirley Raye Redmond (ER) https://amzn.to/3xfX2eZ 


Sacagawea (Sheroes) by Christine Platt (EE) https://amzn.to/2RYAv7v 


Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale by Laurie Meyers (UE) https://amzn.to/3yZiNBi 


Seaman’s Journal by Patricia Reeder Eubank (UE) https://amzn.to/3g6rNfp 


Exploring with the Lewis and Clark Expedition: A This or That Debate by Jessica Rusick (UE) https://amzn.to/3vSnVoN 


Seaman, The Dog Who Explored The West with Lewis and Clark by Gail Langer Karwoski (MS) https://amzn.to/3vPpjZt 


Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O’Dell (MS) https://amzn.to/3pg9eJL 


How We Crossed The West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer (MS) https://amzn.to/3vMzZrC 


Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essay on the American West by Larry McMurtry (HS) https://amzn.to/3cfoCRk 



Lesson 19:

The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spier (PR) https://amzn.to/2TySxxf 


Star Spangled Banner: Smithsonian by Nancy R. Lambert (ER) https://amzn.to/356udWi 


Dolley Madison Saves George Washington by Don Brown (EE) https://amzn.to/3yWYVyB 


Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner by Monica Kulling (UE) https://amzn.to/3wT81KX 


Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Build America by Anna Crowley Redding (UE) https://amzn.to/3wSm17D 


The War of 1812: By the Dawn’s Early Light by Heather E. Schwartz (UE) https://amzn.to/3yZQHpt 


The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz (MS) https://amzn.to/3w0ddMU 


Star-Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and the American Anthem by Tim Grove (HS) https://amzn.to/3wLuHNg 


Other Resource: Audiobook: Davy Crockett: A Captivating Guide to the American Folk Hero Who Fought in the War of 1812 and the Texas Revolution https://amzn.to/3ceJGaE 



Lesson 20: The Rise Of Industry


This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers (PR) https://amzn.to/3uMmTJQ 


If Your name Was Changed At Ellis Island by Ellen Levine (EE) https://amzn.to/3igbmjc 


Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman (EE) https://amzn.to/3pgHswE 


Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin by Jessica Gunderson (UE) https://amzn.to/34GRjT9 


Munford Meets Robert Fulton by Jamie Aramini (UE) https://amzn.to/34IXN3P 


The Cotton Gin: A History Just for Kids by KidCaps (MS) https://amzn.to/2TzP5m5 


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (MS) https://amzn.to/3yXaMwL 


The Story Of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Lathman (HS) https://amzn.to/3fNRa6C 


Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton by Don Herweck (HS) https://amzn.to/3ikst3z 


Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (HS) https://amzn.to/3pp2zx2