Here are some of the books we've used for these studies:
(My library website creates bibliography lists now!)
Ancient India.New York :Rosen Pub.,2009.
In the heart of the village : the world of the Indian Banyan tree.San Francisco :Sierra Club Books,1996.
One grain of rice : a mathematical folktale.New York :Scholastic Press,c1997.
Hindu stories.Minneapolis :Picture Window Books,2006.
Seasons of splendour : tales, myths & legends of India.New York :Atheneum,c1985.
What you will see inside a Hindu temple.Woodstock, Vt. :SkyLight Paths Pub.,2005.
How Ganesh got his elephant head.Rochester, Vt. :Bear Cub Books,c2003.
Divali.Austin, Tex. :Raintree Steck-Vaughn,c1998.
Sacred river.New York :Clarion Books,1995.
One world, many religions : the ways we worship.New York :Knopf,1996.
Ancient India.New York :Franklin Watts,c2005.
The gifts of Wali Dad : a tale of India and Pakistan.New York, N.Y. :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,c1995.
Rama and the demon king : an ancient tale from India.New York :DK Ink,1997.
The rumor : a Jataka Tale from India.Toronto, Ont. :Maple Tree Press,2002.
The very hungry lion : a folktale.Toronto ;:Annick Press,c1996.
Plus SOTW ch. 9
Ancient China, Week I:
Science in ancient China.New York :F. Watts,c1988.
China's first Emperor : Shi-Huangdi.Peterborough, NH :Cobblestone Pub.,1997.
Daoism.Peterborough, NH :Cobblestone Pub.,2000.
The greatest treasure.New York :Scholastic Press,1998.
The legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao te ching.New York :Margaret K. McElderry Books,2007.
The magic pillow.New York :Margaret K. McElderry Books,c2008.
The stonecutter.New York :Crown Publishers,c1995.
A Chinese zoo : fables and proverbs.San Diego :Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,c1987.
The magic tapestry : a Chinese folktale.New York :Holt,c1994.
Liang and the magic paintbrush.New York :Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,c1980.
The emperor's new clothes : a tale set in China.New York :McElderry Books,c2000.
The magic boat.New York :Holt,c1990.
Su Dongpo : Chinese genius.New York :Lee & Low Books,c2006.
The boy who painted dragons.New York :Margaret K. McElderry Books,2007.
The gods and goddesses of ancient China.New York :Holiday House,2003.
See inside an ancient Chinese town.New York, N.Y. :Warwick Press,1986.
You are in ancient China.Chicago, Ill. :Raintree,c2005.
You wouldnt' want to work on the Great Wall of China! : defenses you'd rather not build.New York :Franklin Watts,2006.
The emperor's silent army : terracotta warriors of Ancient China.New York :Viking,c2002.
Plus SOTW ch. 10
Ancient Chine, Week II:
The hunter : a Chinese folktale.New York :Atheneum Books for Young Reader,c2000.
The beggar's magic : a Chinese tale.New York :M.K. McElderry Books,c1997.
The cricket's cage : a Chinese folktale.New York :Hyperion Books for Children,1997.
The empty pot.New York :H. Holt,c1990.
The Chinese book of animal powers.New
Ten suns : a Chinese legend.New York :Holiday House,1998.
The seven Chinese brothers.New York :Scholastic Inc.,c1990.
White wave : a Chinese tale.New York :Crowell,c1979.
The jade stone : a chinese folktale.New York :Holiday House,c1992.
Chinese children's favorite stories.Boston :Tuttle Pub.,c2004.
Mouse match : a Chinese folktale.San Diego :Silver Whistle,c1997.
The lost horse : a Chinese folktale.San Diego :Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace,c1998.
I also used a map I found at Scholastic for this second week, as well as some Chinese coins I have at home, and some things from the Ancient China Treasure Chest.
(I wasn't really looking for a Kungfu Panda theme, but if you don't mind it, then some of the other activities might be usable, too):
Here's a set of shaped coins such as I have:
I also have the more typical round coins which have been in use longer:
Stone Age farmers beside the sea : Scotland's prehistoric village of Skara Brae.New York :Clarion Books,1997.
The names upon the harp : Irish myth and legend.New York :Arthur A. Levine Books,c2000.
Gilly Martin the Fox.New York :Hyperion Books for Children,c1994.
In search of ancient Ireland [DVD].Visual Materials.PBS DVD Video ;,c2003.
Myths and civilization of the Celts.New York :Peter Bedrick Books,1999.
What do we know about the Celts?.New York :P. Bedrick Books,1993.
Celtic memories.Cambridge, MA :Barefoot,2003.
The witches and the singing mice.New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,1993.
Stonehenge.Farmington Hills, MI :KidHaven Press,c2006.
Life of the ancient Celts.New York :Crabtree Pub. Co.,c2005.
The Pictish child.San Diego :Harcourt, Inc.,1999.
In class, I used The First Europeans, Renzo Rossi and Andrea Due, to help me tell the story of the peoples who inhabited both mainland Europe and the British Isles/Ireland. I will also be using this book again next week.
I also sometimes utilize 100 Greatest Archaeological Discoveries, Jacqueline Deneen.
Over the summer, I found this book on sale for a couple of bucks, so I purchased it for my student to take home, too:
Aegean Civilizations / Phoenicians:
Story of the World chs. 15 and 18
Atlantis : the legend of a lost city.New York :Holt,2000.
The hero and the minotaur : the fantastic adventures of Theseus.New York :Dutton Children's Books,c2005.
Theseus and the Minotaur.New York :Holiday House,c1988.
Theseus and the Minotaur.New York :M.K. McElderry Books,c1989.
Atlantis.Mankato, Minn. :Capstone Press,c2007.
The Phoenicians.Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :Silver Burdett Press,1989.
There's a monster in the alphabet.Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2002.
Black ships before Troy : the story of the Iliad.New York :Delacorte Press,2004, c1993.
The Minoans.Peterborough, NH :Cobblestone Pub.,2000.
The Phoenicians.Peterborough, NH :Cobblestone Pub.,1996.
The true story of Troy [DVD].Visual Materials.History Channel :,.
In search of ancient Crete.Morristown, N.J. :Silver Burdett,1985.
Wings.San Diego :Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,c1991.
(I'm bringing in some Greek mythology that deals with Troy, Crete, etc. as well as some conjecture about Atlantis....)
We'll be finishing out this semester by taking a look at Ancient Africa, will finsh up Egyptian studies by taking a look at the Middle and New Kingdoms, then we'll be getting into our Greek studies....