Ink Think Tank’s suggestions for books in the Bogert School Scope and Sequence
Science

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
3rd
Interactions with Ecosystems (weeks 1-13)“Life in a Grassland”
“Life in a Desert”
“Garden of the Spirit Bear”—temperate rainforest of PacificCoast ecology (DHP)
MOSQUITO BITE (AS)
WHERE IN THE WILD (see coyote page, for ex.), WHERE ELSE IN THE WILD, WHAT IN THE WILD (DS)
Everglades Forever, Restoring America’s Great Wetland (TM)WHAT DARWIN SAW: THE JOURNEY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (Rosalyn Schanzer)
Electrical and Magnetic Systems (weeks 14-22)
Sources of Forces (electricity, magnetism, gravity; the chapter on Energy from What’s the BIG Idea. (VC)
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning(RS)
Sound Systems (weeks 23-29)
Bangs and Twangs (VC)
Solar System (weeks 30-40)
The chapter on Motion from What’s the BIG Idea (VC)
CARS ON MARS (AS) FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON (AS)

HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? and ON BEYOND A MILLION for understanding astronomical numbers (DS)
4th
Geological Interactions (weeks 1-10)
“Shaping the Earth” history of our planet with lots of photos (DHP)
CARS ON MARS (AS)
WHAT DARWIN SAW: THE JOURNEY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (Rosalyn Schanzer)
Interactions of Matter (weeks 11-20)
Chapter on Matter from What’s the BIG Idea (VC)
Interactions with Water (weeks 21-30
Squirts and Spurts, (VC)
Everglades Forever, Restoring America’s Great Wetland(TM)
Interactions with Wetlands (weeks 31-40)Everglades Forever, Restoring America’s Great Wetland (TM)
5th
Microscopic Structures (weeks 1-12)
SNEEZE!
BUG SHOTS
MOSQUITO BITE (AS)
Buoyancy (weeks 13-24)
Matter: What’s the BIG Idea?
Experiments with Animals (weeks 25-31)
BUG SHOTS
MOSQUITO BITE (AS)
IF YOU HOPPED LIKE A FROG (DS)
WHAT DARWIN SAW: THE JOURNEY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (Rosalyn Schanzer)
Solar Energy (weeks 31-40)
The chapter on Energy from What’s the BIG Idea
CARS ON MARS (AS) (Rovers run on solar power!)
6th
The Human Body (weeks 1-16)
Solar Systems (weeks 17-25)
Weather Systems (weeks 26-36)
Environmental Issues (weeks 32-40)
7th
Diversity of Earth (weeks 1-14)
Inside Earth (weeks 15-29)
Chemistry (weeks 30-40)

8th
Physics (weeks 1-14)
Genetics (weeks 15-28)
Geology (weeks 29-40)





Social Studies


Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
3rd
Town and Community (weeks 1-8)
New Jersey (weeks 9-24)
Regions/States/Map Skills (weeks 25-40)“Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark” “Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark” (DHP)
SUPER GRANDPA (true story) an international story but good links to mapping (DS)


4th
Government/American Symbols (weeks 1-13)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (JM)
Footprints on the Moon (AS) The American Flag as a symbol displayed during exploration & discovery
Economics (weeks 14-27)
GOLD FEVER! TALES FROM THE CALIFORNIAGOLD RUSH (Rosalyn Schanzer) Ideal review-within-a-story of every economic principle you will ever have to teach. Works extremely well at all grade levels from 4-12 and teaches American history, world geography, cultural interactions, and the Westward Expansion Movement all in one fell swoop.
Immigration/ Cultures and Connections (28-40) “The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny (DHP)
Thanksgiving: The True Story, chpt 7 “Food: Turkey and Lasagna, pp. 106-120 (PC)
JOHN SMITH ESCAPES AGAIN!
(Rosalyn Schanzer) Includes the true story of the earliest English settlement in North America, cultural interactions and culture clash with Indians, the true story of Pocahontas (who was never Smith’s girlfriend), and worldwide cultures Smith encountered during his earlier journeys Sharing our Homeland, Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp (TM) Elephants and Golden Thrones. Inside China’s Forbidden City (TM)
Across America on an Emigrant Train (JM)
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
We Rode the Orphan Trains
Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie (AW)


5th
World Geography (weeks 1-12)
WHAT DARWIN SAW
JOHN SMITH ESCAPES AGAIN! (Rosalyn Schanzer)
Birth of Civilization to 1000 BCE (weeks 13-27)
Early Human Societies to 500 CE (weeks 28-40)


6th
Medieval Europe (weeks 1-12)
Rise of Islam (weeks 13-17)
Rise of West African Empires (weeks 18-24)
Rise of Asian Civilizations (weeks 25- 32)
Renaissance, Reformation & Age of Global Encounter (weeks 33-40)
7th
US/Colonization and Settlement (weeks 1-3)
US/Revolution and New Nation (weeks 4-20)
US/Expansion and Reform (weeks 21-28)
US/Civil War and Reconstruction (weeks 29-40)
Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg (AW)

8th
US/Industrial Revolution (weeks 1-9)
US/Emergence of Modern America (weeks10-18)
US/Great Depression and WWII (weeks 19-27)
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps (AW)
US/Postwar Years (weeks 28-34)
US/Contemporary America (weeks 35-40)
Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy (AW)