Antiquity for Grammar 2018-19

Books for Classroom Use

We advise parents to purchase the books that students will be reading in class each year, in case of sick days or snow days. Each book we choose is very much worth having on your shelves. Of course, we do ask that parents at home do not read “ahead” of the class!

History Books:

NOTA BENE: A Picturesque Tale of Progress will be scheduled for selected readings in the classroom. We strongly suggest that you purchase these books, and read the rest of the chapters at home. We will provide a schedule for this.  Book of Centuries, a blank timeline book from Cottage Press, is a  required purchase for 2nd grade and up. Here students record the major events and people they encounter in their study of history, literature, science, art, and music. We will place a discounted group order from Cottage Press later in the summer. (Students who already have a copy from previous years should continue to use it, as this is a cumulative endeavor.)

Literature and Poetry Books:

Please note that Poems Every Child Should Know is a required purchase, as you will need to read each week’s poem at home with your students. COTTAGE PRESS POETRY READER Volume III – Group order will be placed in August. PURCHASE AT LEAST ONE PER FAMILY (older students should have their own copy to follow along as poems are read aloud at home). ​

Composer Study:

There are a good number of the lovely old Opal Wheeler hardbacks on Amazon; these are definitely worth having on your shelf for your children and grandchildren! If you  cannot find a suitable copy on Amazon, Zeezok Publishing has the entire series.

Books for Use At Home

This is a suggested reading list for the year. These are books are not required, but we will provide a sample schedule if you wish to enjoy them at home with your students.

Antiquity Supplementary Reading List

Landmark Books *Make sure they are the originals; some were edited when they were reprinted.*
Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, Elizabeth Payne
Exploits of Xenophon, Geoffrey Household
Alexander the Great, John Gunther
Julius Caesar, John Gunther
Cleopatra of Egypt, Leonora Hornblow

Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus, John S. WhiteStories from the Greek Tragedians, Alfred Church
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Kathryn Lasky
The Spartan, Caroline Dale Snedeker
A Triumph for Flavius, Caroline Dale Snedeker
Vinegar Boy, Hauwse

Peril and Peace  (Vol. 1 Chronicles of the Ancient Church)
Richard Newton’s Heroes of the Early Church