Living History Books for Your Form 2 Student (Grades 4-6)
Form 2 History includes American History, British History, and Ancient History.
See the Form 2 Guide for more detailed info
I am providing several options for American History:
- Option #1: Use one American History book as your History Spine >> jump to this section
- Option #2: Use a series of books as your History Spine >> jump to this section
- Option #3: Use the Betsy Maestro series to study American History through picture books >> jump to this section
- Option #4:Use many books to study American History through Biographies and Events >> jump to this section
American History Option #1
Use one of the 4 books listed below as your main History Spine:
Spine Option #1: America First by Lawton Evans.
This is a wonderfully narrative book and does not require any previous knowledge.
Be sure to purchase the AMERICA FIRST UPDATED EDITION.
American History Option #2
The Steve Sheinkin American History Series
This option includes easier, but more modern books.
Don’t be put off with the style look of these books by Steve Sheinkin – they pack a good deal of information in a very engaging style!
Unfortunately, this series leaves out certain periods in American history (most notably early American history), so you will need to supplement with other books if you wish to cover those time periods. You can fill in the gaps with biographies.
History Option #4:
American History through Biographies & Events
These books are good examples of books you could use instead of or in addition to the spines listed above.
Books for Early American History
Books for the American Revolution
Books for American History 1790 – 1850
Books for the American Civil War Era
Options for British History
Any of the books listed here can be used as a History Spine for a second history stream focused on British History.
Options for Ancient History
Any of the books listed here can be used as a History Spine for a third history stream focused on Ancient History.
These books are good examples of books you could use for History Tales / Historical Fiction.
Other Books & Things I Love for Form 2 Students
These are good examples of books you can use as reference books, supplements, or books just for fun!