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Early American History Books

Early American History Book List –
Part 1 (The Vikings through the Civil War)

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Were the Vikings really as treacherous as depicted?
What happened to the Lost Colony at Roanoke?
What did quilts have to do with the Underground Railroad?
I hope you’ll love this study as much as we did!

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*Fields’s of Daisies’ History Book & Resources Lists:

*Ancient Civilizations & The Old Testament Books & Resources List
*Ancient Egypt Books & Resources List
*Ancient Greece Books & Resources List
*Ancient Rome Books & Resources List
*The Middle Ages Books & Resources List

*Early American History Books & Resources List
*Modern American History Books & Resources List
*Great Books & Resources for American History Unit Studies
(These go along with the American Girl Unit Studies, but have TONS of other resources as well.  You will also find a CHRISTMAS section with some super fun ideas for Holiday Homeschooling!)

Now on to the Early American History Book List !

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Early American History Book List

*Last Note: The list is arranged in categories so you can find what you need quickly!

*Literature   (Historical Fiction/Biographies)
*Resource/Informational Books  (Non-fiction)
*Activity Guides   (Hands-On Learning Guides)
* Movies
*History Kits

*Literature for Early American History


*Voyage With the Vikings 
*Pedro’s Journal
*Follow the Dream
*The Lost Colony of Roanoke
*The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
*Shadows at Jamestown  & Spies at Mount Vernon (series!)
*Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims
*Our Strange New Land   and    Standing in the Light
*Problems in Plymouth
*Colonial America:  An Interactive History Adventure
*Felicity 1774   (There are 5 books in this series!)
*Susanna’s Midnight Ride !
*Spies of the American Revolution  (You Choose! series)
*I Survived the American Revolution
*William Penn: Liberty and Justice For All
*18 Roses Red
*George Washington’s Socks
*Captive Treasure
*Soft Rain
*Ghost Town at Sundown    and  The Wild West!  (non-fiction companion)
*Davy Crockett- Ever Westward
*Battle of the Alamo     and   Westward Expansion   (An Interactive History)
*Meriwether Lewis- Off the Edge of the Map
*The Captain’s Dog
*The Oregon Trail   (Choose Your Own Adventure)
*By the Great Horn Spoon !
*American Tall Tales
*Harriet Tubman-  Freedombound !
*The Civil War !  (An Interactive History Adventure)
*I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
*Addy 1864
*Two Miserable Presidents

–>For LOTS more book/resource suggestions (including for younger children) please check out my post-    Great Books for American History


*Early American History Resource/Informational  Books:



*A Child’s History of the World
*Story of the World – Volume 3

*Welcome to Kaya’s World 1764   and  Welcome to Felicity’s World 1774
*Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824   and   Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854
*Welcome to Addy’s World 1864

*DK Eyewitness Books are laid out similarly to the ones above-
DK North American Indians
DK Vikings 
DK American Revolution
DK Wild West
DK Civil War

*The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies 
*The Declaration of Independence, What It Really Means
& The Bill of Rights   (Kids Translations series !)
*George  Vs.  George
*Shhhh!  We’re Writing the Constitution

*What Is…. ?   Another great series with lots of Early American History choices-
What is the Declaration of Independence ?
What is the Constitution ?
What Was the Underground Railroad ?
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?
What Was the Lewis & Clark Expedition ?
What Was the Wild West ?

*Indian Tribes of North America Coloring Book
*Exploration of North American Coloring Book
*Life in Colonial America Coloring Book , Story of the Revolutionary War,
Revolutionary War Heroes and Heroines
*Lewis & Clark Expedition Coloring Book
*Western Pioneers Coloring Book
*Story of the Civil War Coloring Book

*Activity Guides for Early American History Unit:


*The 21 Activities for Kids Series !
Native Americans
The American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson,   Benjamin Franklin,   or  George Washington
Heading West   and  Lewis and Clark
Abraham Lincoln  , The Underground Railroad,   and   Civil War

*Discover the Past Series  

These have less reading/information, but still TONS of great activities,
projects, recipes, etc.
Colonial Days,  Revolutionary War Days,  Pioneer Days ,  Civil War Days

*Little House on the Prairie Cookbook    &  Craft Book   (LOVE!!!)
*American Girl Addy  Paper Dolls

*Movies for Early American History:


*NOTE:  As always please preview all movies.  Every child/family is different in what they are ready to assimilate.

*Drive Thru History- Columbus Through the Constitution !
*Squanto!  A Warrior’s Tale
*Keeping the Promise
*American Girl Felicity   (DVD- Colonial Williamsburg)
*April Morning
*Johnny Tremain
* 1776 !
*The Crossing
*Drive Thru History:  Discovering America’s Founders
*Davy Crockett   (2 Movie DVD Set)
*The Great Locomotive Chase 
*Little Women   (set during the Civil War)
*Gone With the Wind
(Really shows culture of the time and potentially opens up chance for discussions on all sorts of things!)
*Into the West
*How the West Was Won
*Little House on the Prairie
*Love Comes Softly   (Our family LOVED this series of movies! )
*Seven Alone
*America:  The Story of US
(This History Channel series is a more “text-bookish”  overview)

*EXTRAS for Early American History:


*History of the United States Trivia Game
*Professor Noggin’s American Revolution Card Game   and  Civil War Game
*Discoveries !  The Journals of Lewis & Clark Board Game
(I haven’t tried this one- if your family loves games like Risk,
this board game looks amazing!)
*US History Crossword Puzzles
*Gettysburg Jigsaw Puzzle   or  The Constitution Puzzle
(500-1,000 pieces for the older kiddos –  this is such a great activity to do while  listening to audio books or read alouds !)
*Hands-On History Tea Pot Bank Kit
*A Soldier’s Life in the Civil War  ,  Davy Crockett & the Alamo (History kits !)

**You can find more GREAT Books & Resources Lists for American History below-

+Modern American History Great Books List
+Great Books For American History Units

Wishing you and your family a great adventure in learning !

Next up-  Modern American History Curriculum!

Hope this list has been helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !

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, you may like to check out the first curriculum post
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Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
and the   FREE Printable Ancient Civilizations History Cards
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &   Book List
Section 4: Ancient Rome  &  Book List
Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance    &  Book List



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