Paths of Progress Resource List

Paths of Progress is the third step on the Trail Guide to Learning. To grow as a country, another group of leaders had to step forward during our history—scientists and inventors. Study those who used their talents and abilities to answer questions that provided better ways of living and working. The lives of these devoted individuals and their contributions will be examined throughout our history, into the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the 20th century. Primary science focus involves physical science (such as energy, motion, and work) and the economic impact of each development. Key figures studied include Ben Franklin, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. This full, one-year course is targeted for grades 5-7, but the lessons can easily be adapted for 4th and 8th grades.

Below, we've collected all the titles we carry from the required resource list for Trail Guide to Learning Paths of Progress.

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Adventures of Munford: Munford Meets Robert Fulton
by Jamie Aramini
Fir from Geography Matters
for 2nd-4th grade
in Geography Matters products (Location: GEO-GEOM)
Alan Shepard
Christian Heroes: Then and Now
by Geoff Benge, Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
for 5th-8th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: BIO-BENGE)
$8.49
Ben and Me
by Robert Lawson
from Little, Brown & Company
Humor/historical fiction for 2nd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Caddie Woodlawn
by Carol Ryrie Brink
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Family Fiction for 3rd-7th grade
1936 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79 $3.83 (2 in stock)
Child's Introduction to the Orchestra
by Robert Levine
First Revised Edition from Black Dog & Leventhal
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$16.99
Discovering the Human Body and Senses
Great Science Adventures
by Dinah Zike & Susan Simpson
from Common Sense Press
for 3rd-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: SCI-ANA)
George Washington Carver
Sowers Series
by David Collins
from Mott Media
Biography for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$7.64 $4.25 (1 in stock)
Homer Price
by Robert McCloskey
from Puffin Books
Humor for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79 $3.83 (1 in stock)
Michael Faraday
by Charles Ludwig
from Herald Press
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$24.99
Miracles on Maple Hill
by Virginia Sorensen, illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush
1-Simul from Harcourt
Family Stories for 4th-7th grade
1957 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79
Miracles on Maple Hill
by Virginia Sorensen, illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush
from Harcourt
Family Stories for 4th-7th grade
1957 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$10.20 (1 in stock)
Profiles from History Volume 3
by Ashley M. Wiggers
from Geography Matters
for 3rd-6th grade
in Geography Matters products (Location: GEO-GEOM)
Rummy Roots
by Sandra Everson
from Eternal Hearts
for 4th-8th grade
in Vocabulary Resources (Location: REF-VOC)
Samuel F. B. Morse
Sowers Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Mott Media
Biography for 6th-8th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$4.25 (1 in stock)
Story of Inventions
by Frank Bachman & Michael McHugh
from Christian Liberty Press
for 6th grade
in CLP Phonics & Reading (Location: REA-CLP)
$12.95
Story of Inventions - Answer Key
2nd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for 6th grade
in CLP Phonics & Reading (Location: REA-CLP)
$4.75 $2.50 (1 in stock)
Strawberry Girl
by Lois Lenski
from HarperCollins
Realistic fiction for 4th-6th grade
1946 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.94 $3.40 (2 in stock)
Thomas Edison
by Geoff Benge, Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: BIO-BENGE)
$8.49
Way Things Work Now
by David Macaulay & Neil Ardley
3rd edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-10th grade
in How Things Work (Location: SCIREF-HOW)
$35.00
World of Tools and Technology
Great Science Adventures
by Dinah Zike & Susan Simpson
from Common Sense Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Miscellaneous Science Curriculum (Location: SCICUR-MISC)
Wright Brothers
Sowers Series
by Charles Ludwig
from Mott Media
Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$7.64 $4.25 (1 in stock)
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
by Ruth Beechick
from Arrow Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: HSR-PRAC)
$11.00