Level 4 Unit 5
Science: Metals


Mama Is a Miner
by George Ella Lyon
A young girl describes her mother's days in the mines.
Striking It Rich
by Stephen Krensky
The story of California's gold rush.


John Henry
by Julius Lester
A retelling of the life of the legendary steel man.
The Bite of the Gold Bug
by Barthe DeClements
Bucky and his father go to Alaska to prospect for gold.


The Nickel-Plated Beauty
by Patricia Beatty
The Kimball kids earn money to buy a nickel-plated cookstove.
Battle of the Ironclads
by Alden R. Carter
The story of the first ironclad battleships, the Monitor and the Merrimack.


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