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Literature

(Novels, Nonfiction, Picture books, comics, etc.)

World History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& world history notes

Christian Add-ons Freebies & English rulers

American History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& American history notes

Science, scientists, inventions, discoveries Artist and Composer Studies (with optional art activities) Videos (Netflix, YouTube, Google video, library, Discovery Streaming, etc. with an emphasis on Netflix)
 If a link is dead, you might want to do a Google video search for it.
Printables and Activities (Crafts, recipes, etc.) that are not a part of the art/music study Websites / Online stuff (except for videos which are listed in the videos column)
      The Awesome History Timeline Schedule        
1500

 

    Courage and Conviction
p. 11-16
     

Discovering Great Artistsp. 22 Durer 1471-1528
Painted Self Portrait in 1500

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 18: U and Jr. (Durer and Holbein the Younger)

 

 

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Renaissance Italy c. 1500
Italy in 1500 interactive map
1501

Patience Princess CatherinePatience, Princess Catherine: A Young Royals Book library
Otter’s rating 0 stars
0 stars
*Otter read this himself hence the lower rating. I'm sure if I would have read it out loud, he would have liked it more.

This series of books (Young Royals) may appeal more to girls than boys.

You can read this here, when the story starts, or in 1501 when she marries Henry, or in 1533 when Henry divorces her to marry Anne Boylen.
Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 11
           

Millennium 16th Century

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood 1501 (Not for kids – mature scenes including r*pe)
Amazon Instant Video
   
1502                      
1503   Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 12     The Story of LibertyChapter 10 The Boy Who Sung for His Breakfast (Martin Luther as a boy to the age of 27) born 1483  

The Picture History of Great Inventorsp. 17 Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer Library

1120 L

Discovering Great Artists
p. 19, 20
Da Vinci 1452-1519
Drawing Things Apart, Invention
Supplies: paper, an item to take apart, pencil

Paper, boxes (variety of sizes), paint, tape, glue, other supplies to make an invention, etc.

Famous artists lapbook p. 4 (4 flap minibook) Da Vinci

Da Vinci lapbook
Free da Vinci lapbook

Da Vinci
Da Vinci

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 13: Leonardo Da Vinci
Otter’s rating 4 stars

BBC Leonardo Da Vinci

Da Vinci
History Channel: Leonardo Da Vinci
Amazon

Leonardo Da Vinci
Animated Hero Classics: Da Vinci

Doing Da Vinci
Doing Da Vinci
Amazon

BrainPOP

Leonardo Da Vinci

Inside scoop: Leonardo

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Renaissance Italy

 
1504                      
1505                      
1506                      
1507                      
1508   Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 13          

Discovering Great Artists
Michelangelo p. 24, 25
Painted Sistine chapel, etc.

Famous artists lapbook p. 5 (masterpiece cards & pocket) Michelangelo

Michelangelo
Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Library
840 L
Otter’s rating 4 stars

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 12: The Sculptor who Painted Pictures (Michelangelo)

ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 16: Four in One (Michelangelo)

Michelangelo
Michelangelo: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Netflix Streaming
Amazon Instant Video

BrainPOP

Michelangelo Buonarroti
   
1509  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 14

   

Henry VII and Cardinal Wolsey

1509-1529

The Story of Liberty

Chapter 11 What the Boy Who Sang for His Breakfast Saw in Rome (Martin Luther, Pope Julius II)

      Horrible Histories: Rockin Renaissance Tudor marketplace info sheet (use for $ equivalents)  
1510

 

                   
1511  

Mystery of History Volume 3

Lesson 15

    The Story of LibertyChapter 8 part 1 Erasmus            
1512                      
1513  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 16

 

   

The Story of LibertyChapter 8 part 2 (p. 143 bottom) Henry VII,
Westminster Abbey

Chapter 12 The Boy Cardinal (John de’ Medici)
1513 (and Martin Luther)

Adventure Tales
Adventure Tales Vol. 1:

p. 24-25 Spanish exploration intro
   

The MediciThe Medici: The Medici Pope (PBS) 1513
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Otter’s rating 5 stars

Ponce de Leon
Ancient Mysteries: The Fountain of Youth (Ponce de Leon)
*Nudity via illustrations, s*xual prowess mentioned (as in that magic waters could restore it)
Netflix streaming
Otter’s rating 2 stars

Tudor food

Spanish explorers interactive map
1514  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 17

         

Discovering Great Artistsp. 23 Raphael 1483-1520
Painted The Fire in the Borgo in 1514

Famous artists lapbook p. 6 (accordion minibook) Raphael

Raphael
Raphael (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Library
940 L
Otter’s rating 4 stars

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 11: A Great Teacher and a Greatest Pupil – Perugino, Raphael

     
1515                      
1516                      
1517

 

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 18 The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 34 (part 1) Martin Luther’s list

Trial and TriumphChapter 19 Martin Luther Father of the Reformation 1483-1586

Martin LutherMartin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World
(Picture book)
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Thunderstorm in the Church

Thunderstorm in Church

(Novel about Luther told by his son)
  A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 21 About Beliefs and Ideas (Luther is mentioned)    

Luther
Luther (Netflix)
Amazon Instant Video
*Violence
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Here I stand

Here I Stand
Netflix streaming

Amazon
Martin Luther mini-unit and lapbook  
1518                      
1519

Inca & SpaniardINCA & SPANIARD (PIZARRO & THE CONQUEST OF PERU)
Library
*violence, incest mentioned
We didn't read the entire book. I read mainly the first part which talked about the Inca culture.
This book will probably seem dry to younger students.

Otter’s rating 5 stars (although he complained at first about it)

The Seven Serpents

The Seven Serpents Trilogy

Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (Graphic Nonfiction)

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 19

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 33
The slave trade
Cortes and Montezuma

 

The Story of LibertyChapter 13 The Boy Emperor

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 22 New Spain (Cortes)    

The Fall of the Aztecs

Conquistadors
PBS: Conquistadors
Netflix streaming

The Great Inca Rebellion
The Great Inca Rebellion
Netflix streaming
Amazon

BrainPOP
Conquistadors

Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs (Discovery Streaming) Video set in 1520
*mentions horoscopes

Otter’s rating 5 stars

Interactive MapsInteractive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 18 Cortes and Coronado explore America

Time Travelers
Time Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lesson 12

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Central and South America

Slave trade interactive map

Horrible Histories Magazine: Angry Aztecs
Otter’s rating 5 stars

1520

MagellenWho Was Ferdinand Magellan? 710 L
Otter’s rating 1 star
or
Magellan's World
Magellan's World (Great Explorers) Library

Doomed Queen Anne
Doomed Queen Anne: A Young Royals Book Library
Otter’s rating 1 star
This book starts in 1520, but covers the time period up to Anne's death in 1536.
You can read it here, when she married Henry in 1533 or when she was beheaded in 1536.

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 20

  Courage and Convictionp.17-32 Desiderius Erasmus

The Story of LibertyChapter 14 The Field of the Cloth of Gold 1520

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 19 Sailing Around the World (Magellan)

HUS Book 1 Chapter 29 Las Casas Cares (Colony started in Venezuela)
  ACHOA: Painting Chapter 15: A Tailor’s Son and a Master of Light (Andrea del Sarto and Correggio)  

Tudor costume

Time Travelers
Time Travelers New World Explorers

lesson 11
 
1521  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 21

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 36 Reformation and Counter Reformation, The Council of Trent

Courage and Convictionp. 33-47

Martin Luther

The Story of LibertyChapter 15 Plans that Did Not Come to Pass (Luther) 1521

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 30 The Big Picture (some bits about the Inquisition and how it spread to Peru and Mexico)    

A History of BritainA History of Britain: Burning Convictions 1500-1558
Netflix

Amazon
   
1522  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 22

Story of the WorldChapter 8 The Middle of the East                
1523   Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 23               Tudor Coins (printable)  
1524                      
1525  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 24

           

The Radicals
The Radicals (1525 Europe)
Netflix streaming

Amazon Instant Video
   
1526

Stories from IndiaStories from India

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 25

Story of the WorldBook 3 Chapter 11 The Moghul Emperors of India   The Story of LibertyChapter 8 part 3 (start at p. 152)         Map Trek
Map Trek New World
Map assignment: The Mughal Empire
 
1527                      
1528        

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 27

Henry VIII and His Wives 1528-1547
A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 25 North of New Spain (Esteban, Narvaez, Cabeza de Vaca and the search for Cibola)      

Tudor notebooking info sheet

Columbian exchange cut & paste activity (You can do the Columbian exchange activity anytime in the 1500-1600's.)
Otter’s rating 3 stars

Spanish explorers interactive map

Columbian exchange interactive map
1529

Raucous RoyalsRaucous Royals: Test your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce WhichRoyal Rumors are True Library
This book covers various periods of royalty, not just the Tudors.

Henry VIII
Brilliant Brits: Henry VIII (picture book) library

The Tudors
The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
For ME, not for kids

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 26

Lesson 27

  Trial and TriumphAnne Askew The Lord’s Bold Witness 1521-1546        

Henry VIII
National Geographic - The Madness of Henry the VIII

Henry VIII

The Worst Jobs in History – The Tudor Age
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Henry VIII (preview)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (preview) (1509-1547) This is a Masterpiece Theater movie
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Monarchy
Monarchy: King and Emperor
Netflix streaming

A Man for All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons (Thomas More)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Horrible Histories Strange Tudor laws

More Horrible History videos:
Otter’s rating 5 stars for all of the following:

Tudor sugar toothpaste

Tudor diet plan

Tudor currency

Tudor football

Tudor forecast

Horrible Histories - Mr Tudor's Exceedingly Nice Mince Pies

Horrible Histories Historical Headmasters The Tudors

HHTV SPORT Tudor Horse Racing

Horrible Histories Historical Fashion Fix Tudor Peasent

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors)

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Tudors Song

Free Tudor lapbook

Wives of Henry VII printable

A Living Tudor World – explore the online site with interactive games, videos and more

Horrible Histories Audio : Terrible Tudors : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1530  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 28

            HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Tudor Forecast

Otter’s rating 5 stars

   
1531                  

Tudor Rose Collage “ The Tudor rose is the heraldic design adopted by Henry VII when he came to the throne. It combines the red rose of Lancaster (Henry VII family) and the white rose of York (his wife Elizabeth’s family) and is supposed to represent the end of the Wars of the Roses, which had raged between the two families for decades.” Quote from Activity Village

 
1532  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 29

      A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 23 Ponce de Leon, Pizarro and Spanish Colonies    

The Conquest of the Incas 1532

Guns, Germs and Steel
Guns, Germs and Steel (2nd episode)

Amazon Instant Video
   
1533

Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible: Tsar of Death (Wicked History) Library
NC710 L

Duchessina

Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici (Young Royals)

*Preview
This book covers a large time span. I put it here, where Catherine gets married. Some mature themes (adultery/a mistress)

Mystery of History Volume 3

Lesson 30

Lesson 31

 

Trial and TriumphChapter 21 John Calvin Theologian of the Reformation 1509-1563

John Calvin
The River of Grace: The Story of John Calvin
Otter liked this book but I thought it was horribly boring. I didn't like the writing style either.
Otter’s rating 5 stars

or

John Calvin
John Calvin
Preview here

The Story of LibertyChapter 16 The Man Who Split the Church in Twain

(Henry VII, Anne Boylen, Jane Seymour, Ann of Cleves, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr, Sir Thomas More) 1533-1547
     

Anne of a Thousand DaysAnne of the Thousand Days 1533-1536
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

The Other Boleyn Girl (BBC version)
Netflix

The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl
Netflix (Not for kids)

Amazon Instant Video

John Calvin mini-unit and lapbook
Otter’s rating 2 stars

Horrible Histories Magazine: The Bizarre Tsars (part 1)*warning: violence
Otter’s rating 5 stars

1534

 

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 32

Lesson 33

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 41 (part 2) Jaques Cartier

Courage and Convictionp. 53-69

Menno Simons

St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God's Service
The Story of LibertyChapter 15 The Men Who Obey Orders (Ignatius Loyola)        

Interactive MapsInteractive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 22 The French Explore North America (Cartier portion)

Time Travelers
Time Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lesson 13
Interactive Explorer’s Map
1535                      
1536

The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by DayThe Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day library (About Tyndale)

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 34

 

Trial and TriumphChapter 20 William Tyndale Translator of the English Bible 1485-1536

The Queen's SmugglerThe Queen's Smuggler: William Tyndale (Trailblazer Books #2)
I got this book and started reading it, but it was really more suited to a girl than a boy. I dropped it and we watched the Torchlighter's movie instead.

       

William Tyndale

William Tyndale
Torchlighters: The William Tyndale Story Amazon rental or purchase
Otter’s rating 5 stars
*Warning: shows burning at the stake, etc. Also, if you are Catholic, the Catholic Church is portrayed in a bad light.

God's Outlaw

God's Outlaw: The Story Of William Tyndale Amazon rental or purchase

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day Study Guide

Tyndale mini-unit and lapbook

Reformation Unit I chose to put this here to wrap up a lot of what we've been learning about the Reformation.
 
1537                      
1538       Courage and Convictionp. 71-88 John Calvin              
1539  

 

     

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 26 Looking for Cibola with Coronado

Adventure TalesAdventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 26-29 Hernado de Soto

Adventure Tales student book p. 12-15
         
1540          

A History of Us

HUS Book 1 Chapter 27 Conquistadors: California to Florida

       

Spanish explorers interactive map
Or

Interactive Explorer’s Map
1541                      
1542                      
1543  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 35

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 37 (part 1)

The revolution of Copernicus
     

CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus: The Earth Is a Planet Library

850 L
       
1544       Courage and Convictionp. 49-51 Catholic Reformation        

Royal Diaries: Elizabeth 1544
Otter’s rating 3 stars

   
1545               ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 17: Cellini Makes His Perseus 1545-1554      
1546      

Courage and Convictionp. 89-91 Big Changes

p. 93-111 Katherine Parr
             
1547         Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 28 Edward VI 1547-1553     ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 18: After Michelangelo (Goujon, Giovanni of Bologna)

The Prince and the Pauper

Mickey Mouse The Prince and the Pauper
Otter’s rating 5 stars

   
1548                      
1549          

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 11 Indians of the Eastern Forests

         
1550           A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 24 Gloom, Doom and a Bit of Cheer (Spanish colonies)          
1551                      
1552                      
1553

Mary, Bloody MaryMary, Bloody Mary: A Young Royals Book Have at home
830 L
Otter’s rating 5 stars
*Warning: There are some mature themes in this book as well as descriptive violence. Mary gets a warning about not getting raped, Anne Boylen is referred to as a whore, there is adultry mentioned and comments about "lovers" and the mention of a mistriss. There are mentions of Anne's accusations of insect and cheating as well as the execution itself which is told about in all its grisly details. I read this book out loud and skipped a few portions on the fly. I suggest you use this as a reader only if your child is older or if it doesn't offend your family's values/sensibilities.
I know if Otter had read it on his own he probably would have rated it a 2 or 3. He enjoys books like this much more if I read them to him.

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 37

 

Trial and Triumphp. 141-145

Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer The Bishop Martyrs

Jane
The Nine Days Queen
10–19 July 1553
Title dispute

Mary I 1553-1558

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 31 From Spain to England to France (Mary I and Elizabeth)    

MonarchyMonarchy: Shadow of the King

Netflix streaming
 

Horrible Histories Magazine: Misery Mary
Otter’s rating 3 stars

1554                      
1555      

Courage and ConvictionThomas Cranmer

p. 113-132
             
1556                      
1557                      
1558

Beware Princess ElizabethBeware, Princess Elizabeth: A Young Royals Book
Library

Good Queen Bess
Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England Library
AD1060 L
Otter’s rating 0 stars
0 stars
Otter is not a Queen Elizabeth fan, lol. However, when I read this book to my daughter years ago, she really enjoyed it.

The Perilous gaurd

The Perilous Gard library
This is for ME, although it is from the children's section at the library. This is a fantasy story, not reality. However, it’s set in 1558.

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 38

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 38 England’s Greatest Queen  

The Story of LibertyChapter 21 Progress of Liberty in England (Elizabeth, Shakespeare)
p. 302

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 35 Elizabeth and Friends    

Queen Elizabeth I

The Virgin Queen
The Virgin Queen preview (BBC)
Elizabeth R
Elizabeth R
 (Amazon Instant Video)

The Supersizers go Elizabethan
Otter’s rating 5 stars
*There are a few s*xual refrences including talk about a cod piece and a dessert called Spanish paps. You may want to skip those parts.

Fire Over England -1937 movie

Elizabeth
Elizabeth (not for kids – way too much s*x, etc.)

Elizabeth the Golden Age
Elizabeth - The Golden Age  PG13 - preview

Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
Netflix

BrainPOP
Queen Elizabeth I

Copywork (quote from Good Queen Bess)

Map Trek
Map Trek New World
Map assignment: Elizabethan London

Elizabethan Era paper doll (last page) lady

Elizabethan Era paper doll (p. 7) man

1559

The Creation of EveThe Creation of Eve (About Sofonisba Anguissola in the Spanish Court of King Felipe II)
For ME, not for kids

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 39

 

Trial and TriumphJohn Knox Scottish Reformer 1514-1572

Courage and ConvictionJohn Knox

p. 133-150

Elizabethan Era 1558-1603

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 30 Elizabeth 1558-1587

     

A History of Britain
A History of Britain: The Body of the Queen 1558-1603
Netflix

John Knox mini-unit and lapbook  
1560        

The Story of LibertyChapter 22 The Pope Puts Down Heretics
Duke Henry of Guise/Cardinal of Lorraine issues a command that the Huguenots are to be killed
*There is a lot of descriptive violence in this chapter

   

Pieter Bruegel
Pieter Bruegel 
Otter’s rating 4 stars

 

Met Museum: Pieter Bruegel The Harvesters Family Guide

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: The Powerful Habsurgs c. 1560

 
1561

I felt we learned about Mary, Queen of Scots enough through other sources like Mystery of History so we eneded up skipping any additional items. If you have a child that can't get enough of royalty, s/he may enjoy one of the following books:

Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots and All That

Or

You Wouldn't want to be Mary, Queen of Scots
You Wouldn’t want to be Mary, Queen of Scots (library)
or

Mary Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 40

Story of the WorldBook 3 Chapter 2 (part 2) The Queen without a country   The Story of LibertyChapter 23 The Queen of Scots      

Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

Biography: Mary, Queen of Scots: Heroine or Harlot (HULU)

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot – Mary Queen of Scotts (mini-series)

Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Netflix
Amazon

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Oh Yea! Magazine

Otter’s rating 4 stars

Mary Queen of Scotts unit  
1562  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 41

  Trial and TriumphJeanne D’Albret Reformation Queen 1528-1572   A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 32 France in America: Pirates and Adventures (a bit of backtracking to Verrazano in 1524 and then on to St. Augustine, Charlesfort, Ribaut, etc.)    

Jodhaa Akbar
Jodhaa Akbar (Mughal empire in the 1500’s)

Netflix streaming
   
1563                      
1564           A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 33 Rain, Ambush and Murder (Fort Caroline, Ribaut, etc.)          
1565                      
1566                      
1567                      
1568                      
1569      

Courage and Convictionp.151-153 War and Religion
p. 155-171

Jean D'Albret
   

The Picture History of Great Inventorsp. 18 Gerardus Mercator

1512-1594
       
1570          

Adventure Tales
Adventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 12-14
Iroquois (Covers through the 1700's)

A History of Us

HUS Book 1 Chapter 12 People of the Long House (Iroquois)

    BrainPOPIroquois Confederacy    
1571                      
1572  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 43

 

Trial and TriumphLesson 42

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre 1572
The Story of LibertyChapter 24 St. Bartholomew  

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science (Sowers)

Kepler
Kepler and the laws of planetary motion (library)

(or place the above at 1601 if you are not using Mysetery of History)
       
1573

Meggy SwanAlchemy and Meggy Swann

Audio book at my library
    Trial and TriumphRenee Duchess of Ferrara 1510-1575              
1574                      
1575                      
1576

Wicked WillWicked Will: A Mystery of Young William Shakespeare library
Otter’s rating 0 stars


0 stars
                   
1577

The following books are listed in order of difficulty starting with the easiest. Choose whichever is appropriate:

Francis Drake
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Sir Francis Drake!: A Pirate You'd Rather Not Know Library
IG960 L

or
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake: Slave Trader and Pirate (Wicked History) Library
960 L
Otter’s rating 4 stars
We didn't take the time to read this ENTIRE book, just some of it.

Or

The Sea KingThe Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times Library

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 44

      A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 5 Put on Your Earmuffs (Inuit, Martin Frobisher)  

Discovering Great Artistsp. 26 El Greco
Painted The Disrobing of Christ 1577-1579

El Greco
El Greco

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 20: Speaking of Spaniards (El Greco 1541-1614, Velasquez 1599-1660, Murillo 1617-1682)
Otter’s rating 5 stars

 

Horrible Histories Putrid Pirate to Color

Time Travelers
Time Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lessons 14-16
 
1578                      
1579                      
1580

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith Have at home
1580-1631
I schedule this book over in the next column. You can read it all at once, or you can read each event about when it happened via the timeline.
Otter’s rating 2 stars
You'll notice a trend of Otter's ratings during this time period. Let's just say he doesn't really care for most of the events that happened during this swath of time.

Later Otter changed his rating to:

5 stars

The World of Captain John Smith

The World of Captain John Smith
p. 5 The Queen's Little Pirate
p. 8 Queen Elizabeth

p. 12 Phillip II
              Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: The Spanish and Portuguese Empire c. 1580
 
1581

The SiegeThe Siege: Under Attack in Renaissance Europe Have at home
Otter’s rating 1 star
Despite Otter's low rating, this was a great accompaniment to SOTW's lesson about the Dutch Revolt. It's NOT necessary though, unless you really are trying to go deep for this particular time period.

Mystery of History Volume 3MOH Lesson 45

The World of Captain John Smith
The World of Captain John Smith
p. 16 A Declaration of Independence
p. 21 The Virgin Queen and Her "Frog Prince"
p. 23 Mary Stuart

Story of the WorldBook 3 Chapter 2 (part 1) The Dutch Revolt  

The Story of LibertyChapter 20 The Man Who Filled The World With Woe (Charles Emperor of Germany, William the Silent and Prince of Orange, Philip

Chapter 25 How the “Beggars” fought for their rights (The Dutch)
           
1582

Tibaldo and the Hole in the CalendarTibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar
This is a book I'm glad I didn't miss as it covers an interesting, true story (with some fiction thrown in). This book also covers quite a bit of science (astronomy, childbirth, etc.) and even some math. I liked the book a lot more than Otter did. It was still a worthwhile read, even though it wasn't a favorite of his.
Open Library
Otter’s rating 3 stars

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith
p. 27 The Three Henrys

                 
1583

 

   

Mission to CathayMission to Cathay

I read this one several years ago to Otter. I also read it to my big kids years and years ago. Everyone enjoyed the story. It wasn't an earth shattering favorite though. Otter didn't remember it well enough to rate it at this time.
The Story of LibertyChapter 29 (first portion) 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert            
1584

SSir Walter Raleghir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado Library
1030 L
This is more of a "text-booky" non fiction book illustrated with black and white maps, photos, artifacts, etc.
*p. 131 mentions s*x  - referring the policy of the English not to force themselves on the native women as the Spanish did

The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh
The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh
Free at the Baldwin Project

This is more of a "story" kind of book with color illustrations.

Mystery of History Volume 3MOH Lesson 46

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith
p. 32 Young Walter Raleigh and Virginia
p. 36 No Gold - But Tobacco
p. 39 Little John Smith
p. 41 William of Orange

 

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 39 New Ventures to the Americas     A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 36 Utopia in America (Raleigh)      

Time TravelersTime Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lesson 17 (or save until you get to John Smith
 
1585                      
1586

The Lost Colony of RoanokeThe Lost Colony Of Roanoke Library
850 L

Roanoke

Roanoke: The Lost Colony--An Unsolved Mystery from History This is a nicely illustrated picture book.

The World of Captain John Smith

The World of Captain John Smith
p. 44 Mary Stuary and the "Honest" Man

p. 49 James
      A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 37 Lost: A Colony (Roanoke)    

In Search of Roanoke
Otter’s rating 3 stars

This is an old documentary from the late 70's or early 80's narrated by Leonard Nimoy. It's kind of cheesy with the old music and old video, but is still informative.

Interactive MapsInteractive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 30 Settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown (Do here or at 1607)

 
1587

Red Hugh
Red Hugh: Prince of Donegal (Living History Library) 
1587
Library (iffy)

Sample pages

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith

p. 52 Lord Roanoke and Virginia Dare
   

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 31 Elizabeth’s Reign 1587-1602

The Story of Liberty

Chapter  26 Why The Queen of Scotland Lost Her Head (1587)

           
1588  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 47

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith
p. 55 The Spanish Armada
p. 61 War of the Three Henrys

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 42 Empires Collide  

The Story of LibertyChapter 27 The Retribution That Followed Crime (Henry III of France, Catherine de Medici, Duke of Guise, etc.) Jacque Clement kills the French king 1588-1598

Adventure TalesAdventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 33 England enters the race for N. America (covers a variety of time periods)

Adventure Tales student book p. 11

A History of Us

HUS Book 1 Chapter 38 An Armada Is a Fleet of Ships (Spanish Armada)

   

Don JuanAdventures of Don Juan
Amazon Instant Video
The film is also known as The New Adventures of Don Juan. Errol Flynn as Don Juan --- (This was Philip II of Spain's illegitimate son. Remember: It was Philip that continued to pursue the Spanish Inquisition in the Low Countries and sent the Spanish Armada to England in order to rid the land of Protestant "heretics")

Netflix streaming
  You are There: Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1589  

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith

p. 65 The Lost Colony
                 
1590        

The Story of LibertyChapter 28 William Brewster and His Friends

1590, 1593, 1603
           
1591                      
1592

Choose 1 or 2 of the following (or any other Shakespeare related books):

Bard of Avon
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
1030 L

Shakespeare's Quill
Shakespeare’s Quill (library)-easier picture book

Shakespeare
Shakespeare His Work & His World (library)

Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Free at Baldwin Project
Audio recording from LibriVox

Shakespeare
Shakespeare: The Life, The Works, The Treasures (only if you are really into Shakespeare)

Mystery of History Volume 3MOH Lesson 48

MOH Lesson 49

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith
p. 67 John Smith Schoolboy
p. 69 The Faerie Queen

           

In Search of ShakespeareIn Search of Shakespeare
Netflix streaming
Amazon

BrainPOP

William Shakespeare (free)
Free Tudor lapbook (Some of the last pages have things for Shakespeare)  
1593  

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith

p. 71 The Upstart Crow
                 
1594  

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith

p. 77 The White-Plumed Henry
  Trial and TriumphGustavus Adolphus Warrior King 1594-1632              
1595  

The World of Captain John SmithThe World of Captain John Smith
p. 82 El Greco and Philip II
p. 85 John Smith, Would-Be Knight

p. 88 El Dorado
                 
1596                

Merchant of VeniceMerchant of Venice
Rated R

Netflix
   
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