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HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY 281501 Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56 280131 Student Text . . . . . . . 38.89 281469 Activity Manual . . . . . 27.22 Programs - By Grade Level 281477 Activity Answer Key . . 16.67 281733 Visuals . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.67 BOB JONES HERITAGE STUDIES (1-12) 281519 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 This complete social studies curriculum 281527 Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28 assumes a strong Christian worldview. It is doc- 281733 Visuals . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.67 trinal in that it reflects a strictly fundamentalist view - I would not advise using the curriculum if Grade 2 (3rd Ed.) you are Catholic. For many Christians, howevCovers United States history from Creation to er, this would be an excellent choice because of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Revised its Godly perspective. Doctrine and God’s plan in 2014. for mankind are woven throughout the course. 511600 Home School Kit . . 168.34 134.70 I have found BJUP history texts to be less “dry” 287201 Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56 than those of other publishers. They provide all 287151 Student Text . . . . . . . 38.89 of the facts and background of standard texts, 287169 Activity Manual . . . . . 27.22 but the narrative is much more engaging to 287177 ☼Activity Answer Key 16.67 read. Many of the texts at both levels have been 287219 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 revised and updated in the last several years. 287235 Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28 We have personally used these texts, mostly at upper levels, both as our basic course and Grade 3 (3rd Ed.) as our basic reference book when using other Picks up American history from the Constitutional curriculum materials because they are solid and Convention through the Civil War and Westward interpret history from a Christian perspective. Expansion. Other topics include inventions, The texts are all colorful and non-consumable. transportation, slavery, and differences between Teacher’s editions contain daily lesson plans, the North and South. Revised in 2014. usually with reduced student pages, and help- 511717 Home School Kit . . 168.34 134.70 ful background and supplemental information. 287292 Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56 These also contain the answers to text questions 287243 Student Text . . . . . . . . 38.89 (although chapter terms are not defined for the 287250 Activity Manual . . . . . 27.22 teacher). Supplemental student materials and 287268 ☼Activity Answer Key 16.67 activity sheets provide mapwork, analysis of 287300 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 events, and research projects correlating to the 287326 Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28 text. Student worktexts or notebooks at the elementary levels are an integral part of the course, Grade 4 (3rd Ed.) providing maps, charts, and student activity Covers American history from the founding of pages. At the upper level, student activity books America to World War II. Topics include immiare considered optional, as are the map packets, gration, evangelists and missionaries, invenbut I would recommend purchasing them if tions, Reconstruction, the Transcontinental you are using this as your basal course. There Railroad, and the regions of the U.S. Revised are a lot of activities in the workbooks, and I in 2015. wouldn’t recommend trying to do each activity. 511790 Home School Kit . . 168.34 134.70 I have personally found many that enhance the 295816 Teacher’s Ed w/ CD . . 60.56 study, including mapwork pages and exercises 295824 Student Text . . . . . . . . 38.89 that present a unique perspective on particular 295832 Student Activity Manual 27.22 people or events. Others provide a good review 507392 ☼Activity Answer Key 16.67 of chapter material. Maps and More packets 295840 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 (now included in Teacher's Editions) for upper 295865 Test Answer Key . . . . . 10.28 elementary levels provide a series of charts illustrating maps, crafts, and culture. Tests are Grade 5 (4th Ed.) well-constructed and easy-to-use. I particularly Revised in 2016, this level like the inclusion of essay questions at the high completes the study of American school level, as this better prepares students for history from the early 1900s to the kinds of tests they will encounter in col- the present. Topics include lege. (In general, homeschoolers probably don’t the invention and influence get enough experience with essay questions.) of the telephone & automoEssential materials are listed first by grade bile, World War I, the Roaring level, followed by asterisked (*) support items. Twenties, the Great Depression, Complete Home School Kits contain all of the World War II, Vietnam War, and Civil Rights. required materials at a savings. Supplemental Government leaders and changing boundaries items used for multiple grade levels are in a of nations are discussed, along with a look into separate section at the end. the 21st century. 511873 Home School Kit . . 168.34 134.70 Grade 1 (3rd Ed.) 500363 Teacher Book w/ CD . 60.56 Updated in 2013. Study is on the discovery 299941 Student Text . . . . . . . . 38.89 and colonization of the New World, from early 500371 Student Activity Manual 27.22 American civilizations through the middle 1600s. 507400 ☼Activity Answer Key 16.67 Topics include Plymouth Plantation, trading, 500389 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 Native Americans and homes and families. 500405 Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28 297747 Home School Kit . . 151.67 121.30 269480 *TimeLine Snapshots . . 18.75 GENERAL & WORLD HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade 6 (3rd Ed.) Revised for 2012. A study of the lands, peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations Egypt, Israel, China, Greece, Africa, the Mayas, the Roman world, and the Middle Ages. A Christian worldview is emphasized as students compare and contrast beliefs and culture of other civilizations with Christianity. Teacher's Edition contains answers to the worktext. 511931 Home School Kit . . 168.34 134.70 273383 Teacher Book & CD . . 60.56 233379 Student Text . . . . . . . . 38.89 233429 Student Worktext . . . . 27.22 507418 ☼Activity Answer Key 16.67 233395 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72 233411 Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28 Multigrade Support Materials: 240465 Listening CD (1-6) . . .
Grade 7 - World Studies (4th Ed.) Grades 6 and 7 develop a framework for upper-level courses. The book begins with a brief "Turning Points in World History" section (Creation-800's), with a discussion of early Christianity and the Rise of Islam. Then the text proceeds to the Middle Ages and continues through the twentieth century, presenting a historical, geographical, and thematic survey of God’s dealings with the people of the world. Teacher Edition contains reduced student pages (with marginal notes and answers). 511998 Home School Kit . . 223.88 179.10 501742 Teacher Book & CD . . 71.94 501486 Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78 501726 Student Activities . . . . 31.11 501734 Activity Manual Tchr Ed 35.83 501775 Testpack . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 501791 Testpack Answer Key . 11.39 Grade 8 - The American Republic (4th Ed.) Revised in 2016, this is a comprehensive survey of United States history, including the Christian heritage of our country. Interesting biographical sketches are interspersed throughout the text. Teacher’s Edition contains usable student pages. 506139 Home School Kit 223.88 179.10 298356 Teacher Book & CD . . 71.94 297671 Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78 298380 Student Activity Manual 31.11 298364 Student Activity Manual Key 35.83 298414 Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39 298398 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 901768 *American History in Verse 10.25
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Grade 9 - Cultural Geography (4th Ed.) Through a theme that places the student in the role of world traveler, geographic principles and every continent of the world are studied. As students "travel" from region to region they'll study cultures, land forms, climates, natural resources, economy, religions, and governments. Some topics will overlap with concepts introduced in Earth Science. Examines the geography of the world with a strong Biblical basis and Scriptural emphasis. Teacher's Edition includes a CD with maps, charts, diagrams and visuals. Revised in 2015. 501262 Home School Kit . . 223.88 179.10 294348 Teacher Edition w/ CD 71.94 290866 Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78 294306 Student Activity Manual 31.11 294314 Student Acty Manl Ans Key 35.83 294355 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 294371 Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39
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Grade 12 - Economics (3rd Edition) Newly revised in 2017, Economics 3rd edition can be taught as a one or two semester course at the 12th grade level. Presented from a Biblical perspective, students will look at different socio-economic levels, government, businesses, and personal finances. Also taught in this course are the laws of supply and demand, circular flow of income and products, use of money, banking, government intervention, free market deals, business competitions, unemployment, productivity, and inflation. The Teacher Edition includes objects, answers to text exercises, and enhancements to the lessons. The Home School Kit includes Student Text, Teacher Edition w/ Toolkit CD, Student Activity Manual, Student Activity Manual Answer Key, Tests, and Tests Answer Key 512012 Home School Kit . . 216.10 172.90 500553 Teacher’s Edition . . . . 71.94 298695 Student Text . . . . . . . . 51.39 500561 Student Activities . . . . 29.72 500579 Student Activities Tchr 35.83 500587 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 500595 Tests Answer Key . . . 11.39 ~~~~~~~~
Grade 10 - World History (4th Ed.) Revised for 2013. A wonderfully readable text tracing world history from Creation to modern times. Teaches the interpretation of historical events in light of God’s Word. Emphasizes the ministry of the church and obstacles that have confronted it through the ages. Discusses politics, economics, geography, the arts and sciences. 292714 Home School Kit . . 223.88 179.10 278713 Teacher’s Edition w/ CD 71.94 275560 Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78 278721 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 ALPHA OMEGA HISTORY (1-12) 278739 Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39 Complete, easy-to-use curriculum with mini278747 Student Activities Manual 31.11 mal teacher planning. LIFEPACs are like small 278754 Student Activities Key 35.83 worktexts. With ten per grade level, courses seem less intimidating to children. Moreover, Grade 11 - United States History (4th Ed.) many parents have commented that their chilRevised for 2012. A survey of American his- dren respond better to this mastery-learning tory from the discovery of the New World to the approach than more free-form coursework, with present. Discusses the underlying causes and better retention and understanding. For those issues behind events. Warns against extremism yearning for more hands-on activities, use it and totalitarianism and views the solutions to as a framework to hang those fun, but supplethose problems as spiritual, not merely political. mental, learning experiences on. Depending Emphasizes religion’s contribution to American on your child’s learning style and your lifestyle, heritage. Teacher’s Edition has usable student LIFEPACs may fill the bill for one or several pages with marginal notes and answers. courses per year. It’s easy to implement, easy 283911 Home School Kit 223.88 179.10 to administer, easy to grade, and largely self269001 Teacher Edition . . . . . 71.94 instructional. Grading is simple and consistent 268961 Student . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 and from a Christian perspective. Complete 268979 Stdt Acivity Manual . . 31.11 boxed sets include Teacher’s Guides with 268995 Tchr Activity Manual . 35.83 answer keys. For additional students, choose 268946 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 the LIFEPAC only sets. 268920 Tests Answer Key . . . 11.39 Grade 1: I Am a Special Person, Communicating Grade 12 - American Government (3rd Ed.) with Sound, I Have Feelings, I Live in a Family, This third edition American government course You & God’s Family, Places People Live, examines the principles and mechanics of a Community Helpers, I Love My Country, I Live constitutional republic, with an emphasis on the in the World, The World & You responsibilities of Christian citizenship within 001683 Complete Boxed Set 89.95 80.96 society. Emphasizes biblical and governmental 002260 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 principle, forms of government and democracy, the constitution, federalism, political parties, Grade 2: Families & Neighbors, Community elections, public policy and politics, the leg- Helpers, Neighborhood Stores, Farms & Cities, islative branch, the executive branch, and the Neighbors Around the World, A Japanese judicial branch. Includes a new chapter on Family, How We Travel, Messages From Far state and local government. Can be taught as and Near, Caring For Our Neighborhoods, a one- or two-semester course. The teacher's People Depend on Each Other manual has colorful, readable student pages, 001854 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 marginal notes, and answers. Revised in 2014. 002314 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 298000 Home School Kit . . 216.10 172.85 284315 Teacher's Ed. w/ CD . . 71.94 Grade 3: U.S. Geography & History Study 278903 Student Text . . . . . . . . 51.39 Skills, New England States, Mid-Atlantic States,
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Southern Atlantic States, Southern States, Great Lakes States, Midwestern States, Mountain States, Pacific States, U.S. Geography & History Review 001901 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002315 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 4: Our Earth, Seaport Cities, Desert Lands, Grasslands, Tropical Rain Forests, Polar Regions, Mountain Countries, Island Countries, North America, Our World in Review 002160 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002317 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 5: A New World, A New Nation, A Time of Testing, A Growing Nation, A Divided Nation, A Changing Nation, Depression & War, Cold War, Into the New Millenium, The USA 002163 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002318 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 6: World Geography, The Cradle of Civilization, Greece and Rome, The Middle Ages, Six South American Countries, Other South American Countries, Africa, Modern Western Europe, Modern Eastern Europe, The Development of Our World 002246 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002319 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 7: What is History?, What is Geography?, U.S. History & Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, U.S. Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, State Economics & Politics, Social Sciences Review 002247 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002320 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 8: U.S. History Europe Comes to America, British America, The American Revolution, A Firm Foundation, A Growing Nation, The Civil War, Gilded Age to Progressive Era, A World in Conflict, Cold War America, Recent America & Review 002248 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002321 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 9: Civics & World Geography United States Heritage, Our National Government, State & Local Government, Planning a Career, Citizenship, The Earth & Man, Regions of the World, Man & His Environment, Tools of the Geographer, Man in in a Changing World 002253 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002322 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 10: World History Ancient Civilization s I and II, The Medieval World, Renaissance & Reformation, Growth of World Empires, The Age of Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, Two World Wars, The Contemporary World, Ancient Times to Present 001804 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002311 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Grade 11: American History Foundations of Democracy, Constitutional Government, National Expansion, A Nation Divided, A Nation United Again, U.S. Involvement at Home & Abroad, The Search for Peace, A Nation at War, Contemporary America, United States History 001846 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002312 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 History
Grade 12: Government & Economics International Governments, United States Government, American Party System, History of Governments, The Christian & Government, Free Enterprise, Business & You, The Stock Market, Budget & Finance, Geography & Review 001847 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 002313 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Switched-On Schoolhouse Vietnam Era (9-12) This one-semester computer-based elective course focuses in-depth on the Vietnam War. The lessons cover the Vietnamese country and people, factors that led to war, Vietnam’s role in the Cold War, the military strategy of the U.S., the anti-war movement, the fall of Saigon, the war’s consequences and aftermath, and more. With informative video clips, games, hands-on Alpha Omega Diagnostic Tests projects, and more, this course will give stuTesting should begin approximately two grade dents a better understanding of the importance levels below the student’s current or just com- of the Vietnam War. Minimum system requirepleted grade level. ments: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows EACH DIAGNOSTIC TEST . . . . 6.95 6.26 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10, CD-ROM 013275 History & Geography Grades 1-8 drive, printer (recommended). 013276 History & Geography Grades 7-12 009365 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26 Alpha Omega Switched-On Schoolhouse History & Geography (3-12) Alpha Omega offers their courses in interactive curriculum software. Features include automatic grading and record keeping, videos, animations, and sound files, custom curriculum options, advanced lesson planning, a variety of desktop themes, printing options, and more. Please refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in depth information on this product. The 2016 version includes new and improved features for both student and teacher. Minimum system requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (not Mac-compatible); CD-ROM drive and printer (recommended). EACH GRADE . . . . . . . . . . . 99.95 89.96 011527 Grade 3 011532 Grade 8 011528 Grade 4 011533 Grade 9 011529 Grade 5 011524 Grade 10 011530 Grade 6 011525 Grade 11 011531 Grade 7 011526 Grade 12 Switched-On Schoolhouse World Geography (8-12) Recommended as a core course for the 9th grade or as an elective for grades 8-12, this course includes 13 units that cover the seven continents, physical geography, and general geography concepts. This is the same course as the 9th grade History & Geography curriculum. The history, culture, politics, economics and environment of each region are examined. System requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ and Windows 10. 011533 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.95 89.96 Switched-On Schoolhouse Civil War (9-12) Like all SOS courses, this one-semester elective offers multimedia lessons with video clips, learning games, customizable lessons, automatic grading, and much more. Taught from a Christian perspective, this course gives an in-depth look at the Civil War including points of contention between the North and South, the Emancipation Proclamation, key people, battles, daily life, the period of reconstruction, and the war’s lasting effect on the U.S. Battle fans will love the interactive maps that give a great understanding of war strategy and troop movement. System requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10. ~ Rachel 000305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26
Switched-On Schoolhouse 20th Century American History (9-12) This elective course is made up of six units on recent history of the U.S. including the Industrial Revolution, progressivism, equal rights, the Roaring 20's, the Depression, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Minimum system requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10. 020368 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26 ~~~~~~~~~~~ HOMESCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES (1-12) Harcourt Horizons Social Studies Packages (1-6) Here they are – for those of you who want a traditional social studies/history course from a secular perspective. These are what students are using in the public schools and are written to meet content standards for each grade level. We get phone calls weekly asking what we have to offer from a secular publisher that still maintains the high-quality standards set forth by homeschool families. Saxon has come through on your behalf. This curriculum comes from the big name publisher Harcourt, a name which (among others) sets the standard for classroom education, and you can choose to have it in your home. Text books offer bright, beautiful photos and illustrations to hold students interest, and teacher editions and CD-ROMs offer all of the ancillary materials needed to round out each course. These courses are available in packages only. To make this curriculum more affordable and compatible for homeschool families, Harcourt makes their Harcourt Horizons packages with a Parent Guide CD-ROM instead of the the bulky teacher edition. The CD-ROM includes daily lesson plans, teaching suggestions, answers to student activities and assessments. In grades 1 and 2 the answers to the student activity book are found on the CD-ROM, in grades 3 through 6 the answers for the student activity book are found in a separate book and it is also included in the package. This package includes a hardcover student text, softcover consumable activity book, assessment book and parent CD-ROM. System requirements: Windows 98/2000/XP/7/ or Vista with latest updates; MAC 10.2+ with 8x CD-ROM drive. For you moms, dads, and charter schools who have been asking for a well-developed curriculum that meets state and national standards – your wish has come true. Please note
CD-ROMs are generally not compatible with very new Win/Mac OS; please see our website for more details on system requirements for each course. ~ Donna Harcourt Horizons Packages w/ Parent CD-ROM: EACH PACKAGE (1-3) . . . . . 152.20 121.75 EACH PACKAGE (4-6) . . . . . 182.55 143.95 050226 Grade 1 050229 Grade 4 050227 Grade 2 050230 Grade 5 050228 Grade 3 050231 Grade 6 Holt Social Studies Packages (6-12) Here they are – for those of you who want a traditional social studies/history course from a secular perspective. These are what students are using in the public schools and are written to meet content standards for each grade level. We get phone calls weekly asking what we have to offer from a secular publisher that still maintains the high-quality standards set forth by homeschool families. Saxon has come through on your behalf. This curriculum comes from big name publisher Holt which (among others) sets the standard for classroom education, and you can choose to have it in your home. Text books offer bright, beautiful photos and illustrations to hold students interest, and teacher editions and CD-ROMs offer all of the ancillary materials needed to round out each course. These courses are available in packages only. At the junior high level, two courses are available – Holt World Geography and Holt United States History. World Geography includes readings in world geography/history/culture, map activities, writing activities, and chapter review activities. Both courses include a hard copy student textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with your student text and this will remain active for one year. Renewals are also available from us and are listed below. Holt Geography, The Americans, World History: Pattern of Interaction, and United States Government are intended for high school students. Like the middle school courses, each package includes a hard copy student textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more, depending on the course. Access to the online editions is given through a code you will receive with the textbook, and this will remain active for one year. Holt Sociology package includes a student text and teacher edition on CD-ROM. The Teacher One Stop CD-ROM includes searchable, printable teaching resources; customizable lesson plans; videos; assessments; and more. Renewal codes are now available for these courses. Please note that purchase of this item provides online access only to web-based components of this course and is not a full course without the Homeschool Package. Online access information will be emailed directly to you from Houghton Mifflin 3-5 business days from date of purchase. Please note that the one year of access begins immediately after you receive your code.
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For you moms, dads, and charter schools who have been asking for a well-developed curriculum that meets state and national standards – your wish has come true. Please note CD-ROMs are generally not compatible with very new Win/Mac OS; please see our website for more details on system requirements for each course. ~ Donna 029573 World Geography (6-8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104.80 93.95 062527 World Geography Online Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.53 30.40 029561 U.S. History (6-8) . . . 103.00 89.95 Scott Foresman Social Studies (1-6) 062526 U.S. History Online Renewal This is another quality, standards-based cur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.80 29.85 riculum that is now available to homeschool 029734 Geography (9-12) . . . 100.25 91.95 families. If you want to be sure that your child 062520 Geography Online Renewal is covering material found on standardized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.73 29.05 testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade029523 The Americans (9-12) 118.85 105.95 level classrooms or put your child back into the 062524 The Americans Online Renewal classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 35.25 the necessary information at each grade level. 029785 World History: Pattern of Students will be able to build on knowledge Interaction (9-12) . . . 117.15 105.50 from previous grades as each progresses – grades 062528 World Hstry:Patterns of Interaction 1 and 2 deal with what is most familiar in “All Online Renewal . . . . 45.27 33.95 Together” and “People and Places; grade 3 is 029501 U.S. Governmt (9-12) . . 104.80 93.95 “Communities;” grade 4 expands to “Regions;” 062525 United States Government: and grades 5 and 6 deal with American history Online Renewal only 40.20 30.15 in “The United States” and “Building a Nation.” 029715 Holt Sociology (9-12) 102.95 94.95 Homeschool bundles include the necessary Includes a Teacher's One Stop digital edistudent and teacher information at each level. tion rather than an online activation code. Grade 1 includes a hardcover student text, Referenced "Think Central" online content is workbook, and teacher resource CD-ROM that not available to homeschoolers. includes planning suggestions and printable workbook pages and answers, vocabulary pages Intro to Sociology (Nextext Coursebooks) and answers, assessment pages, activity sheets, (6-12) “Test Talk” pages and answers, and transparenThis Nextext curriculum offers a basic, con- cies. The CD-ROM can be used on either PC or cise, authoritative and accessible introduction to MAC with an Adobe Acrobat Reader. Grade 2, the sociological process. Students examine the 3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher history of sociology and its three major theories: book (also includes pouch cards for vocabufunctionalism, interactionism and conflict theo- lary and reading along with a plastic pouch), ry. In addition, students will learn about groups hardcover student text, and a workbook that and individuals, social inequality, and change includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, in society—in that order. reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and The 16 chapters in the Student Course book project pages. Grade 5 & 6 bundles include include (in addition to the chapter reading) 2 volumes of the teacher edition with pouch several features which enhance learning: a cards and pouch, hardcover student text, and Sociologist’s Perspective demonstrating con- workbook. cepts; differences Across Cultures; facts and sta- The Teacher Edition includes small-format stutistics; key research and a focus on US culture. dent text pages with teaching notes in the marChapter summaries and vocabulary lists further gins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handaid retention. book for citizenship, research, and geography. For each chapter, the Teacher Resource Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning Manual provides objectives, vocabulary, back- guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other ground, further resources, discussion questions resources are included in the overview of the (which encourage review and critical thinking) curriculum and for each unit. You will see some and activities. In addition, you’ll find reproduc- resources mentioned that aren’t included in this ible Study Guides, Vocabulary Quizzes and bundle, but are not necessary for the compleTests with multiple choice and essay questions tion of the course – transparencies, quick (and all answers). The TM mentions supplemen- studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and tal material available on the Nextext web site. calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading sugHowever, at the writing of this review, this site gestions, and graphic organizers are also found was no longer available. The course can be in the teacher edition. Online resources can be taught well without these supplements, but both found at the publisher’s website, sfsocialstudies. course book and teacher manual are needed. com – library, current events, atlas, activities, Would be considered 1 credit at the middle and biographies, along with live links to learnschool level and 1 credit at the high school ing partners for this curriculum – Smithsonian, level (although only introductory if your stu- Colonial Williamsburg, and others. dent is pursuing further education in the social Student Texts provide grade-appropriate readsciences). Student-7.5” x 9.25”, 352 pp, hc. ing opportunity along with a plethora of visuals Teacher-8.375” x 10.75”, 102 pp, sc. ~ Ruth – diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and 009869 Course book . . . . . . 63.53 47.65 maps – ideal for those who need a little more 009875 Teacher Manual . . . 23.13 17.35 than just the reading. 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chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and “think and apply” questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition). The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content. We all want quality products for the education of our children, and Scott Foresman provides just that for your Social Studies curriculum. 053022 Grade 1 . . . . . . . . . 109.97 97.95 053023 Grade 2 . . . . . . . . . 142.47 124.95 053024 Grade 3 . . . . . . . . . 142.47 124.95 053025 Grade 4 . . . . . . . . . 153.47 139.95 053026 Grade 5 . . . . . . . . . 186.47 174.95 053027 Grade 6 . . . . . . . . . 197.47 153.95 ROD & STAFF SOCIAL STUDIES (2-9) Great news! We’re finally able to offer this excellent series from Rod & Staff publishers. Traditional in its approach and written from a conservative Christian perspective, these affordable, quality textbooks are worthy of serious consideration in your homeschool. The hardcover texts provide thorough, straightforward coverage of both geography and historical time periods. There are plenty of exercises, questions, quizzes, and tests. Teacher support is ample but not overwhelming. Illustrations are numerous and include portraits, paintings, maps, flyers/posters, and announcements. Most are black and white, but accent colors keep the overall appearance appealing. Each chapter (where appropriate) starts with a timeline with vocab words and people/places to know designated by italicized and/or bold print. Several special interest sections (i.e. wheel and wagon making; mining) are found in each chapter. The Christian perspective is distinctive and reflects the sectarian positions of the Mennonite publishers. Basic premises are that God rules in the affairs of men and that God’s people are in the world, but not of the world. These are highlighted in Biblical applications with Scriptural verses (found in the Teacher’s Manuals). The series covers “events recognized by most historians as part of a common core of knowledge.” These events are discussed in a “factual manner without patriotic emphasis and with little interpretation.” Wars and military actions are covered, but deliberate effort has been made not to overemphasize or glorify military heroes. Larger trends in cultural affairs are explained, but the primary emphasis is on mainstream events. An interesting outworking of the sectarian perspective is that the 8th grade North American text serves both as a mini-historical record of the development of the Mennonite church as well as an examination of how nonresistance was viewed during America’s major wars. It should also be noted that North American history starts with a section on the “Indians” rather than the “Native Americans.” The Student Text (or soft cover workbook in 2nd grade) provides both textual content and response activities. A Focus for Thought section (comprehension questions) follows each reading History
segment. Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive review which might include matching people places, dates, terms, battles, or places; multiple choice questions; deeper discussion (optional) suggestions; and questions on chronology & geography. A cumulative review (So Far This Year) follows after every other chapter. These include multiple choice, matching terms, and completion questions. It’s suggested that the student keep a notebook for map exercises. Each student text includes outline maps which can be copied or traced. A comprehensive glossary is included in the back. Hardcover. The Teacher’s Manual in most grades (except for 2nd grade) wraps around reduced copies of the student pages and includes chapter objectives (main points), direction and explanations to the teacher, specific information on Christian perspectives (Bible viewpoint on concepts or events with appropriate Bible verses), and suggestions for further study. Quizzes (for each chapter) can be reproduced. A complete answer key of both textbook questions and test questions is provided – in some grade levels as reduced copies of student pages. Hardcover. The Test Booklet provides perforated tests for every two chapters. Test questions include matching, true or false, completion, and essays. Softcover. If you’re looking for a solid social studies (i.e. history and geography) series from a conservative Christian perspective and can either appreciate the specific sectarian views – or overlook them – then this series from Rod and Staff is definitely worth considering. ~ Janice
Homelands of North America (5) Covers the history of the United States and Canada from pre-colonial times to modern days. Geography and mapmaking is emphasized. 015002 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 20.95 014999 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 014998 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 23.95 HMLNAM Package . . . . . . . 49.31 47.15 Understanding Latin America (6) Covers the geography and history of the Latin American countries. Includes ancient Indian empires, Spanish exploration and conquest, as well as modern population, culture, and exports. 015048 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 015047 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 015046 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 21.95 UNDLAM Package . . . . . . . 45.13 43.15 Understanding the Old World (7) Covers the geography and history of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Includes map skills and timeline activities. Covers ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, and concludes with the rise of modern nations. 015132 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 26.95 015127 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 015106 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 31.95 UNODWD Package . . . . . . . 63.94 61.15
Understanding North American History (8) Starts with a unit on geography, then exploration and settlement of both the United States and Canada through modern times. 015068 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 Our Father’s World (2) 015065 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 Introduces and explains basic geographical 015056 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 35.95 terms – continent, ocean, lake, city, state, UNDNAH Package . . . . . . . . 71.25 68.15 province, and country. Covers surface features – mountains, hills, deserts, valleys, plains – as Understanding Past Five Centuries (9) well as an introduction to globes and maps. After a brief review of ancient and medieval Features 12 lessons that include stories about history, continues with world history through children around the world. A “New Word modern times. Covers types of governments, Exercises” section provides the opportunity to effects of economics and trade, as well as learn the meaning and use of various geographi- influential world religions, philosophies, and cal terms. economic systems. 015040 Workbook . . . . . . . . . 5.95 015157 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 25.95 015025 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 3.50 015152 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 ORFTWD Package . . . . . . . . . 9.88 9.45 015145 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 31.95 UNDPFC Package . . . . . . . . 62.89 60.15 Understanding Our Community (3) ~~~~~~~~ An introduction to the community which shows how various organizations and pub- MYWORLD SOCIAL STUDIES (PEARSON) lic services operate. Coverage includes farms, roads, maps, doctors, hospitals, emergency myWorld Elementary Homeschool Bundles (K-6) help, banks, garbage collectors History is best learned through the medium of 015099 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 story telling. The story format helps students 015105 Workbook . . . . . . . . . 2.95 understand and retain more as they personally 015096 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 engage with the stories of our past and learn the 015083 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 12.95 impact that our past can have on our future. This UNDCMT Package . . . . . . . . 32.54 31.10 is accomplished through a combination of print and digital instruction that integrates students’ Homelands Around the World (4) own stories with the history being studied. The An around the globe excursion studying the printed portion is the Student Worktext (except geographical and cultural distinctives of differ- in grade K, where the student worktext is a ent regions. Special emphasis on mapmaking DVD-ROM of printable pages). I have a sample and geographical knowledge – includes using of grade 5B open while writing this and the blank outline maps. basic chapter layout is in six sections: myStory 014995 Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 Spark, myStory Video, the lesson pages, a study 014982 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 guide, review and assessment, and myStory 014953 Teacher’s Manual . . . . 19.95 Book. MyStory Spark encourages students to HMLWLD Package . . . . . . . 41.99 40.15 consider an important concept from the chapter 852
ahead and write a short opinion piece based on their experiences and knowledge. The myStory Video section features a three-page story that connects the history discussed in the chapter to real life and lays a foundation for discussion and critical thinking activities. The lesson section is written directly to the student and includes support for students in the younger grades who are still learning to read well. Throughout the text you will see vocabulary words highlighted, big ideas summarized, and many small activities that turn this text into an interactive student worktext. While many textbook approaches simply show data, charts, and pictures to students reading the pages, students of this course engage with the text by actually writing the captions for the photos, completing charts and diagrams using the information from the text, creating posters to illustrate ideas, and answering quick questions about maps and pictures (to name just a few of the interactive activities). This is in addition to the Got It? and Try It! sections that ensure the students are understanding the text and able to apply the knowledge they have retained. The Study Guide and Review and Assessment sections provide summaries and questions for each lesson within the chapter. The final section of each chapter is myStory Book. This unique feature uses a free online tool to help students write, illustrate and publish their own story online, using the history studied as a launchpad for ideas. Students can then obtain actual printed copies of their book for a fee. The digital component is in two portions: myStory Video and the Teacher Resource Library DVD-ROMs. The myStory Video DVDROM contains the video version of the story that students read at the beginning of each chapter – like a recorded field trip. The Teacher Resource Library DVD-ROM contains a wealth of helpful resources for the teacher in an easy-to-use dropdown menu tree: a full teacher guide for each chapter with lesson plan summaries; podcasts on teaching the subjects at hand; editable copies of student worksheets; editable tests for each chapter, with answer keys; hands-on activities; leveled reading lesson plans; and other general resources such as graphic organizers, maps, and correlations to national standards. Please note, however, that homeschoolers do not have access to many of the online components. Requirements for the digital portion are: Windows: XP, Vista, or 7; Pentium II 450 MHz or faster processor; 128 MB available RAM (256 MB recommended); 20 MB hard drive space; supported browsers: E 7.0, IE 8.0, 9, Google Chrome 11.0, Firefox 3.6 and 4.0. MAC: OS X 10.5x or 10.6x; PowerPC G3 500 MHz or faster processor; 128 MB available RAM (256 MB recommended); 20 MB hard drive space; supported browsers: Safari 4.1.1, 5.0 and Firefox 3.6. Other requirements: Adobe Flash Player 10.0, 10.2 or 10.3; Office 2003, Word X, Open Office, or other application to open “doc” or “rtf” files; Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 6, 7, 8; internet connection recommended; some TRLs may require Quicktime. Must have a DVD-ROM drive to use the digital component. – Zach EACH BUNDLE . . . . . . . . . . 77.47 69.95 055759 Grade K 055760 Grade 1 055763 Grade 4 055761 Grade 2 055764 Grade 5A 055762 Grade 3 037756 Grade 6 (5B)
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myWorld Middle School Social Studies (7-8) What a descriptive series title: myWorld. More than any other textbook-based course that I have seen, the authors of this series have endeavored to make the study of history and geography personal; to give places, eras, and events real faces that readers can relate to; and to give students a sense that this really is their world. This aspect makes these courses inviting and engaging – which is not something that can always be said for thousand-page textbooks. The Textbook is the main component of each course, and while the presentation of the material is fresh and colorful, the organizational style is more traditional. Geography, which is a melding of physical and political geography along with some historical context, is divided into 9 units by continent (or continental region – Asia is divided into 3 regions, Central America is separate, and Antarctica is excluded) with specific countries highlighted in each. History is divided into 12 units covering the world from origins to modern times. As is to be expected with a course from a secular publisher, origins are taught from an oldearth, evolutionary viewpoint. Something that I think is somewhat different, though, is the way all of the major religions are chronicled from the points at which they first appear through the influences they have on society and history. It often seems that religion is discussed in a side bar as a somewhat separate occurrence, so it is interesting to see a more integrated approach – especially when religions are often the major influences on the course of history anyway! Within each unit, the chapters include gradeappropriate text introduced with key ideas, concluded with assessments and interspersed with web connections, map work, chart reading, and vocabulary building. The second component is the consumable Student Journal (workbook), which provides worksheets full of questions, graphic organizers, puzzles, and writing assignments to help students fully engage with and explore the information they are learning. The third component is the Student Journal Answer Key, which includes answers to direct questions and suggestions for assessing a student’s journal activities and essays. These three components make up the homeschool bundle, along with a six-page Parent Guide, myStory DVD, and Teacher's Resource Library DVD-ROM. The Parent Guide gives a basic overview of the course and goes into detail about implementing lesson plans. No lesson plans are provided, but you are given a lot of information to help with creating and implementing your own lesson plan. In general, each course is intended for 36-40 weeks of study, but is flexible depending on how many days a week you want to study history or geography. The myStory DVD contains audiovisual presentations to enhance the course content (for example, the History
course DVD has 33 engaging stories featuras Christopher Columbus and Francisco ing historical figures from different eras). The Vasquez de Coronado as well as early land Teacher's Resource Library DVD-ROM conand sea explorers. Early settlements and tains a variety of teaching materials, including colonies in North America are also studied. "Hip Hop History," an audio review, GIS maps, The French and Indian war, Declaration and lecture notes. All six components are only of Independence, Bill of Rights, westward available in a homeschool bundle (not separateexpansion, California Gold Rush, and the ly). Colorful and inviting, full of pictures and Oregon Trail are all taught. Students do illustrations, maps and charts – these courses reports, create dioramas, and view artifacts aim to engage students more fully than a tradito enrich understanding. Students are tional textbook. I think they do just that. Please expected to work in groups and alone to note that there are online codes referenced prepare charts, graphs and develop critical occasionally in the course materials that are thinking skills. not accessible for homeschoolers. These are 051473 Grade 6 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 extensions to the course material and access is Early humans are studied: hunter-gather not necessary to use the course.– Zach societies, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon EACH H/S BUNDLE . . . . . . . 61.97 54.95 Humans, and prehistoric tools. The theory 053000 Geography of evolution is discussed alongside what is 053002 History revealed in scientific evidence. Ancient History including Mesopotamia, Egypt, STARLINE PRESS SOCIAL STUDIES (3-12) Kush and Nubia are studied and a report is Starline Press is a character-based, state stangiven by the student. Students are expected dards aligned, individualized and independent to choose a topic, research ideas, take learning curriculum. Social Studies programs notes, organize an outline, write a rough cover grade specific social studies topics includdraft, complete a bibliography, write a final ing history, geography, citizenship, government copy and give an oral report. Map skills are and economics. Aligned to California state stanutilized throughout the year demonstrating dards, each grade level provides self- directed their knowledge of The Balkan Peninsula, instruction with minimal teacher supervision. Greece, Egypt, Rome and China. The Grades 3-8 complete twelve units (booklets) regions, events and people of China and per year, with a suggested 3 week completion Rome are studied. Also studied are Ancient timeframe. Grades 9-12 complete 5 booklets per Rome, the Birth of Christianity, Moses and semester/10 per year. Consumable booklets are the Ten Commandments, and Abraham, colorfully illustrated soft cover. Each grade level Father of Many nations. incorporates vocabulary lists, fill in the blank 051474 Grade 7 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 questions, chapter reviews, and unit tests, and The Roman Empire including its geographic writing assignments including reports and term borders, social woes, religion and phipapers. Please see publisher website for CA losophy, crisis in Roman leadership and state standards correlation. Sold as complete sets military, and eastern orthodox civilizawhich include answer and test keys. ~ Deanne tion and church/state relations are studied. 051470 Grade 3 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 Discoveries that changed China and Japan Students illustrate the ability to navigate are studied as well as Mexico, Central maps and regions of the United States America, and the rise of the Mayan Empire. and the world. They will learn about Students are also introduced to Christian misdifferent measurements of time including sionaries, Catholic and Protestant European time, time zones, and timelines. They regions, and the roots of the Science revolustudy Native Americans and Revolutionary tion including Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders; national symbols, monuments Science. The Enlightenment period and and American folklore. They will also Magna Carta are introduced. Maps, timebe introduced to economics, branches of lines and bibliographies are incorporated government and what it means to be a into reports enabling students to outline and citizen. One unit is devoted to the study evaluate what they have learned. of California, her statehood, history, the 051477 Grade 8 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 pony express, immigrants, and national US history is the focus of this year. Students parks, famous Californians, Chinatown and will study the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Hollywood. requirements for citizenship, how to use 051471 Grade 4 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 the ballot and political parties. They learn California history from 1900 to present about city, state and federal government. is studied as well as the geography of Early presidents are studied including California, including physical characteristics George Washington, John Adams, Thomas and regions. The Gold Rush and the effects Jefferson, and James Madison. The War of it had on California are also discussed. 1812, Mexican American War 1845, and California history, federal, state and local the last Indian wars are studied. Students government is also studied. They will also will also learn about the origins of slavlearn to identify early explorers and focus ery, the lives of black Americans who on key time periods, such as Spanish and gained freedom, the characteristics of white Mexican rule. Students will organize and southern society and the women’s suffrage write a report on the history of California. movement. Students will do presentations, 051472 Grade 5 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95 develop magazines and use the internet in The people of Americas are studied includlearning to appreciate and understand the ing Cliff Dwellers, Nomads, American development of America, her history and Indians and Woodland People. Students culture. study explorations and explorers, such continued...
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051478 Grade 9 . . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95 World geography is the focus of this year. Students will study the landforms, geography, and people of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Europe, and North America. A country report is expected at the completion of unit ten. 051479 Grade 10 . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95 World history is the focus of this year. Ancient Empires of Egypt, India, Greece and Rome are studied. Students study Judaism and Christianity, as well as Greek and Roman philosophy and religion. The origins of England, France, Spain and Russia are studied. They will also learn about the American and French Revolutions, the English Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of Rights of Man. The Russian Revolution, the Nazis of Germany and allied leaders are studied. Students will learn the ten steps to writing a term paper, from selecting a topic, to conducting research and recording the location of your sources, to writing a final draft paper. 051476 Grade 11 . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95 US history is the focus of this year. Students will study the first Americans, early settlements and the Colonial Period. Early presidents and their effects on the US are shown. They will learn about state constitutions, the extension of slavery, and women’s rights. The divided South, the Last Frontier and the plight of the Indians are covered as well. The booming 1920s, World War II, the Cold War, the culture of the 1950s, the Vietnam War and the Space Program are studied. Presidents through George W. Bush are covered. Grade 12: Economics and Government 051447 Economics Set . . . . 114.70 109.95 The Economics course (six units) studies the role of government, the international trade policy, poverty, privatization, economic expansion, and industrial growth. Students learn about economic opportunity including small business, franchising, chain stores, the sole proprietor and business partnerships. Other topics covered are: stock exchanges, buying stock on margin, commodities futures, market dynamics, Black Monday, watchdog agencies, the Federal Reserve, taxation, inflation, savings and budget imbalances. Students will also study the American dollar and the world economy; develop a financial plan and a money management checklist. 051458 Government Set . . . 114.70 109.95 Government (six units) probes the impact of history on our government, the influence of many governments and federalism. Students study forms of government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and branches of government. Citizenship privileges and responsibilities, public opinion and politics, the media, interest groups and lobbying are also explored. Students will also study political parties and the election process. 854
AGS SOCIAL STUDIES (5-8) Long known as a supplier of curriculum for the public school system, Pearson Learning introduces the AGS series of homeschooling bundles for social studies for upper elementary students. World History kicks off the series for 5th graders, World Geography & Cultures for 6th graders, United States History for 7th graders and United States Government for 8th graders completes the series. Each bundle includes a teacher edition and student edition of the text and a student workbook. The student workbook is also available separately, since it is consumable. The program overview states that the program includes high interest graphics and photos, easy-to-read text (4th grade reading level), short manageable lessons, and practice and review. I have looked over three of the four programs in this series, and that publisher assessment seems accurate. All programs have common features; the following is a description of World History and Cultures, with notes about 2 of the others after that. The first 2 chapters cover the world in general, then 9 units cover the rest of the world continent by continent. Each unit is divided into 2-4 chapters with 2-4 lessons per chapter. Each chapter begins with a few goals for learning, some overview statistics, a map skills page with area map and a few related questions and key vocabulary words by lesson. Key words are also repeated in the left margin of the lesson. Lessons are very short at about 4 pages. 5 review questions complete each lesson. A follow-up one page workbook activity includes 10-15 questions in matching, fill-in-the-blank, or multiple choice format. Chapters include wrap-up articles of interest and summaries of the important facts of the chapter. The teacher manual contains a reduced copy of the student book, plus some other helps, ideas, and answers to the review questions in the margins. Since text is brief, content is generally limited to highlight information. From my perspective, the text does have a bias and makes room for some popular liberal concerns, like acid rain, conservation of old growth forests, global warming, pollution, saving the rain forests, and saving the dolphins. This bias was not evident in World History or United States Government. It is apparent in the teacher manual that this program has its roots in the public school system. Many references are made to English Language Learner and English as a Second Language, with strategies for working with this type of student. If you have students in this situation, this program could be useful to you. Also, no answers are provided for the student workbook questions or the midterm or final tests that are provided only in reduced form in the back of the book. Since this is not a particularly challenging course, answers are easily found by the teacher, but this still takes a little extra time. The assumption is that the teacher will have access to the teacher’s resource library, something which is not available to the homeschool parent. World History: Coverage is generally what you would expect from a world history course, beginning with the ancient Middle East, then on to Greece, Rome, Europe and Western civilization, and the modern world. Some North African history is included, much of it centered
around Islam and its growth. Asia is also occasionally discussed. The discussion of religions was fairly even-handed regarding the major religions of the world. United States Government: The focus is more about how our government functions today, with only a small portion about how it came about. Besides chapters on the three branches of our government, independent agencies, state and local government, political parties, citizenship, economics, foreign policy and trade are also discussed. Helpful appendices include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution including amendments, a list of presidents, list of states with basic facts, world map, and selected important Supreme Court cases. As with this all programs in the AGS series, information is overview without going into much detail. If you are in need of a secular program that is easy for the student to read and digest, this one may be a good option for you. EACH BUNDLE . . . . . . . . . . 145.97 124.95 EACH WORKBK (exc noted) 24.97 22.95 Workbook Bundle World History 052999 052998 World Geography 052997 052996 & Cultures US History 052995 052994 US Government see below 052992 052993 US Gov Wkbk . . . . 29.97 26.95
SOCIAL STUDIES POWER BASICS (6-12) This second edition of the useful Power Basics series is stronger and more user-friendly. Targeting a student audience that is typically daunted by the length and complexity of traditional textbooks, this series provides the essentials of a junior or senior high curriculum (on-level content) with below-level readability (4th grade). Learners build literacy and critical-thinking skills as they interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize scientific information. They likewise apply these skills in their daily lives. The step-by-step lessons are manageable with clearly defined examples. Workbook activities provide frequent practice and review while supporting different learning styles. Traditional textbooks typically are written for an above-average reader, cover a wide range of content and are filled with photographs, illustrations, and other visual elements. For some students the amount of material is overpowering, the visual elements are distracting and the rapid pace is unnerving. Power Basics has streamlined the textbook approach while presenting essential content (adhering to NSE standards) allowing students to succeed. The program has four components: student book, workbook, teacher's guide, and test packet. Single Packs, which contain all four components for a slightly discounted price are also available. Repeating, recognizable icons are used throughout the series. Each Student Book (of varying lengths) is
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divided into units each of which has a series of lessons on related topics with one lesson for each topic. Each lesson begins with a clear, student-centered goal and a list of Words to Know introduced in the lessons. (Vocabulary word definitions are included in the glossary found in both the teacher's guide and the student book.) There is a brief introduction to the topic followed by instructional text that presents essential information in short, easy-to-understand sections. This is followed by a practice activity (set of questions) that lets students apply what they've just learned. Each unit concludes with a review (multiple choice questions) and several application activities. The Student Text has several special features: Think About It - asking students to use critical-thinking skills, Tip - useful hints to help remember specific pieces of information, and Real-Life which shows how the material connects to their own lives. Although sparing, illustrations & charts are interspersed throughout the text which also employs an accent color. A summary of rules and other important information, a glossary with pronunciation guide, and an index make up the reference section accompanying each student text. Some examples of the application activities from the World Geography text: reading maps in newspapers; learning European customs, languages, phrases; scanning newspapers and news reports for one week for stories about Russia, Central Asia, and Middle East; or pretending you are on a panel to decide if Antarctica should be considered a continent. For each lesson the consumable Workbook provides a variety of practice and extension activities especially geared for different learning styles. Answers are provided in a separate key. Some of the activities from the World Geography series: learn location & time zones, read passage and complete diagram about changes over time, do a crossword puzzle (a frequent activity) on political division in Europe, read chart and answer questions, read tour description and write song, research Volga River and some cities that it flows through, choose one city and creating an advertising poster, create a climograph by plotting precipitation and temperature from chart and then answer questions. The Teacher Guide gives an overview of each unit with suggestions for extension activities as well as a complete answer key to all the practice activities & unit reviews. Also provided is a chart showing how to correlate the textbook material with the workbook activities. The guide includes duplicates of the glossary and appendices from the student text. Reproducible graphic organizers (information web, Venn diagrams, and a comparison matrix) are useful homeschool tools but the Record-Keeper is more oriented to the classroom. I particularly liked the generic grading rubric for application activities. Determining how to grade projects always seemed to derail me. Some examples of extension activities from World Geography include: search internet to find out about sports in South and East Asia, read general article about aspect of African life and write report to share with class, study weather maps and consider how geography affects weather. The Test Packet includes a pre-test and posttest as well as unit test for each unit in the student text. This packet also includes suggestions
for testing students who do not test well along with test-taking strategies for both the Power Basics series and standardized testing. Out of curiosity I took the pre-test provided with the Geography series scoring 90%. It did show a hole in my knowledge - almost all of my misses were from the Eastern Europe area. This series fills a need within the homeschool community. While not as strong or as challenging as some of our literature-based history studies or our textbook courses, those courses tend to be from Christian publishers and incorporate a biblical worldview. This series from a secular publisher provides a complete course that can be strengthened for a grade-level reader by adding appropriate reading and research projects while using the course as a study framework. ~ Janice EACH STDT BK (exc noted) . 26.00 19.95 EACH STDT WORKBOOK . . . 16.00 11.95 EACH TEACHER'S GUIDE . . . . 7.00 5.95 EACH TEST PACK . . . . . . . . . 21.00 16.25 EACH SINGLE PACK . . . . . . 61.00 44.95 American Government Seven Units: What is Government?, Constitutional Framework, Political Parties & Voting, The Federal Government, Presidential Election Process, State Government, Local Government. 225 pgs. 034315 Student Book 033170 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033172 Teacher's Guide 033171 Test Pack w/ Ans Key 041169 Single Pack United States History Four Units: Birth of Nation, Development of Nation I, Development of Nation II, TwentiethCentury America & Beyond. 239 pgs. 033208 Student Book 033207 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033209 Teacher's Guide 033210 Test Pack w/ Ans Key 041179 Single Pack World Geography Seven Units: Geography & Maps, The Americas, Europe, Africa, Russia, Central Asia, & the Middle East, South Asia & East Asia, Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica. 270 pgs. 033216 Student Book 033215 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033217 Teacher's Guide 033218 Test Pack w/ Ans Key 041181 Single Pack World History I Eight Units: Earliest People, Ancient Greeks, Ancient India & China, Ancient Romans, Europe in Middle Ages, Middle East and Rise of Islam, South & East Asia, Africa & Americas. 416 pgs. 033220 Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50 033219 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033221 Teacher's Guide 033222 Test Pack w/ Answ Key 041182 Single Pack World History II Eight Units: Rebirth in Europe, Asia's Empires, European Exploration & New World, Europe Colonizes the Globe, New Ideas Lead to Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Nationalism
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& Social Reform, Imperialism. 416 pgs. 033224 Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50 033223 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033225 Teacher's Guide 033226 Test Pack w/ Ans Key 041183 Single Pack World History III Eight Units: A New Century & World War I, World Between the Wars, World War II, World After World War II, The Americas, Europe & Former Soviet Union, Middle East & Africa, Asia & Australasia. 447 pgs. 033228 Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50 033227 Student Workbook & Ans Key 033229 Teacher's Guide 033230 Test Pack w/ Ans Key 041184 Single Pack ~~~~~~~ PARADIGM ACCELERATED CURRICULUM People, Places, & Events of World History (9-12) Current through 2011, Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum’s world history program explores the course of history since 5000 BC. A selfdirected study, the 15 basic components of culture form the framework within which world history is examined: agriculture, architecture, communication, discoveries, dominant personalities, education, families, food, government, industry, energy, military, religion, sports, and transportation. The text is very accessible, with a conversational feel. Vocabulary words are highlighted throughout and defined in regular vocabulary boxes. Black and white illustrations, diagrams, and maps are sprinkled throughout for reference. There are six texts (or Chapters), each covering a different time period. Chapter 1 covers 5000 BC-1200 BC; Chapter 2: 1200 BC-1000 AD; Chapter 3: 500 BC-600 AD; Chapter 4: 632 AD-1675 AD; Chapter 5: 1400 AD-1900 AD; and Chapter 6: 1800 AD-2011 AD. There is a corresponding activity book for each textbook. These do not include the answers. The answers and quizzes are found in the Teacher’s Resource Kit. This is available in two versions: as a CD-ROM only version (with the answer and quiz pages as pdf files) or in a printed form (with a free download for the pdf files) so you also have access to the pdf files. The full course kit includes all texts, activity books, the teacher’s resource kit and an access code for the free download. This is a readingbased world history course that, while not from a specifically biblical viewpoint, attempts to present the information as an honest account of history. ~ Zach EACH TEXT BOOK . . . . . . . . . 8.95 8.25 EACH ACTIVITY BOOK . . . . . 6.45 6.30 Text Book Activities Chapter 1 054727 054726 Chapter 2 054729 054728 Chapter 3 055025 055024 Chapter 4 054731 054730 Chapter 5 054733 054732 Chapter 6 055026 054734 054736 Teacher Resource CD-ROM only . . . . 12.70 12.20 054737 Teacher Resource with Downloadable PDF . 18.95 18.25 054735 Full Course Kit . . . . 111.35 99.75 History
PRENTICE HALL WORLD HISTORY (9-12) Prentice Hall brings the standards of a classroom curriculum to homeschool. This homeschool bundle includes the Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Reading & Note Taking Study Guide. The elements included in this bundle are sufficient to present a quality course to your high school student. The Student Edition is a whopping 1254 pages! It includes an explanation of the Concept Connector portions of the curriculum, listings for special features and supplements for the text, a skills handbook for reading, writing, geography, and critical thinking. There are 7 units of information – Early Civilizations, Regional Civilizations, Early Modern Times, Enlightenment and Revolution, Industrialism and a New Global Age, World Wars and Revolutions, and the World Since 1945. Units are then divided into several chapters, each including a preview, objectives, vocabulary, textual information, biographies, note taking, assessment options, as well as photos, illustrations, timelines, and maps. Each chapter ends with a quick study guide, concept connector, chapter assessment, and document-based assessment. The Teacher Edition includes the information found in the Student Edition along with small format student pages. It also includes Professional Development pages that include a pacing guide for planning your schedule, differentiated instruction for different types of learners, and teacher notes printed in the margins around the student pages. “Witness History” is one element you will find printed in the student and teacher editions but you won’t have access to the audio. Answers to checkpoints, thinking critically, chapter assessments, and analyzing documents are found in the teacher edition. The Reading and Note Taking Study Guide with Concept Connector Journal (workbook) is a tool for organizing and analyzing information. Essential Questions from each chapter sets up the journal for reflection, interaction, and experiential writing. The idea behind this consumable, 388-page workbook is that students develop skills in the areas of reading, vocabulary, and note taking as well as compare concepts and events and make connections across the timeline of history. The pages incorporate different graphic formats for recording main ideas such as flow charts, outlines, and tables along with a summary for each section of the textbook. There are online elements available at the publisher’s website, phschool.com. You will find videos, animations, maps, timelines, and more. Codes to access some of these items are found printed throughout the text. You will also find the study guide pages that can be printed at the website. There are no official chapter tests included with this bundle, but you can use the chapter assessments for that purpose. There are also no answer keys, beyond those found in the teacher edition. An “All in One” Teaching Resource product is available from the publisher that includes some of the additional resources. 053020 Homeschool Bundle 141.47 131.95 856
Programs - By Time Period / Topic VERITAS HISTORY PROGRAMS (K-12) Bede’s History (K-1) Young children are naturally curious about the world around them—not only their immediate world but also the celebrations their families commemorate. This delightful series will quickly become a valued resource for teaching history to the younger children in your family. Taking a gentle, hands-on approach, this new series from Veritas Press presents history through the eyes of Bede, a lovable timeline, who resembles a yarn ball. Weekly lessons are presented in a colorful two-page spread which contains textual information and activity directions. The activities vary and include drawing and coloring, timeline activities, crafting activities like making a boat and paper airplane, creating a lap book and many others. In the first book of the series, Bede’s History of Me, children are taught what a timeline is and how it works. The concepts of past and present are also expanded upon with concrete activities, which help younger ones grasp the meaning of the terms. Bede then guides children in creating a personal, family timeline. Other historical events covered are Thanksgiving, maritime history, history of toys, Christmas, Epiphany, history of houses (including geographical studies of my neighborhood, city, state and region), history of sports, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, church history and many others. The second book, Bede’s History of Us, builds upon the timeline activities in the first book and introduces the foundation of history found in creation. Other lessons include a state history Lapbook project, Columbus Day, Native Americans, Pocahontas, the Great Awakening, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Lewis & Clark, the Civil War, inventions, art history, history of flight, and many others. Each book is designed to take one year, although it would be possible to cover both books in less time for an older child who is preparing for the Veritas Press History program. As a fan of the visual value of teaching with timelines, I love the straightforward and gentle approach this series brings to the study of history. Available individually or as a set. 72-83 pgs, pb. Non-reproducible. ~Deanne 013086 Bede’s History of Me 16.00 013132 Bede’s History of Us 16.00 BHMEUS Set . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.00 30.00 Veritas Elementary History (2-6) Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher’s manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is
designed as a type of auditory time line. The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a title and a Scripture reference (if appropriate). They also contain a summary of the event they represent and a list of resources. This information can only be found on the cards and is not duplicated in the Teacher Manual. On the Creation card, examples of the resources are: Child’s Story Bible, pages 3, 4 and Streams of Civ, Vol 1, pages 11-14. Reading whatever is set out on the cards provides the ‘text’. The Teacher Manual is split into 32 weekly lessons. Each lesson has a worksheet, a project or two, and a test. An example of what you might find in the appendix is a literature unit, an Egyptian decor bulletin board pattern, an Egyptian Feast project, reproducible sheets, great games, and lyrics for the memory song. An enhanced CD-ROM is also available, which includes the memory song for that level, an electronic version of the Teacher Manual, and an instructional video. The enhanced CD will work on either Windows or Macintosh. Because the enhanced CD contains the complete Teacher’s Manual, we sell two kits; one which includes the Teacher Manual book, the card set, and the audio CD (Homeschool Kit), and one which includes only the enhanced CD and the cards (Homeschool Kit w/ CD). ~ Genevieve EACH HOMESCHOOL KIT . . . 55.85 52.84 EACH KIT W/ ENHANCED CD 46.90 45.95 EACH TEACHER MANUAL . . . . 26.95 EACH CARD SET . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 EACH AUDIO CD . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 EACH ENHANCED CD . . . . . . . 24.95 We carry most recommended resources even if they are not listed here. Only books included in Veritas' Priority 1 and Literature Kits are listed. Grade 2 - Old Testament/Ancient Egypt 015255 Teacher Manual 015252 Card Set 015254 Audio CD 031598 Enhanced CD VH2KIT Homeschool Kit VHOECD Homeschool Kit w/ CD Grade 2 Recommended Resources: 003618 Kingfisher Hist Encyc. . 32.99 22.95 008942 Mummies Made Egypt 6.99 5.50 008935 Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 021084 Streams of Civ Vol 1 . 35.95 24.95 000167 Student Bible Atlas . . 12.99 9.95 014223 Tut’s Mummy . . . . . . 3.99 3.25 005420 DC Cook Journey Through the Bible (formerly Victor) 29.99 19.95 011821 Tirzah . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8.25 006212 Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
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Grade 3 - New Testament/Greece/Rome 015251 Teacher Manual 015248 Card Set 015250 Audio CD 031597 Enhanced CD VH3KIT Homeschool Kit VHNRCD Homeschool Kit w/ CD Grade 3 Recommended Resources: 002408 100 Most Important Events in Christian History . . 19.99 14.50 012152 Church in History . . . . 30.00 19.50 020113 Cultural Atlas of Ancient Greece . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95 020114 Cultural Atlas of Ancient Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95 005420 DC Cook Journey Through the Bible (formerly Victor) 29.99 19.95 003618 Kingfisher History Encyclopedia . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 021084 Streams of Civ. Vol 1 . 35.95 24.95 008965 Greeks . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 009034 Romans . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 013768 Children’s Homer . . . . . 9.99 7.75 013786 D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95 011762 Detectives in Togas . . . 7.99 6.25 013052 Pompeii...Buried Alive . 3.99 3.25 006216 Trojan Horse . . . . . . . . 3.99 3.25 034316 Famous Men of Greece 16.95 14.50 033630 Famous Men of Rome 16.95 14.50 Grade 4-Mid. Ages/Renaissance/Reformation 015247 Teacher Manual 015243 Card Set 015246 Audio CD 031596 Enhanced CD VH4KIT Homeschool Kit VHMRCD Homeschool Kit w/ CD Grade 4 Recommended Resources: 002408 100 Most Important Events in Christian History . . 19.99 14.50 007269 Beowulf (Rebsamen) . . 9.99 7.50 014776 Cathedral . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.95 012152 Church in History . . . . 30.00 19.50 007300 Door in the Wall . . . . . 6.99 5.25 003618 Kingfisher Hist Ency . . 32.99 22.95 021084 Streams of Civ. Vol 1 . 35.95 24.95 003382 Time Traveler . . . . . . . 22.99 20.69 034317 Famous Men of the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 006402 Famous Men of Renaissance & Reformation . . . . . . . . 14.95 018535 King Arthur . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 036807 This Was John Calvin . 11.95 10.25 000752 Thunderstorm in the Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.25 Grade 5 - Explorers to 1815 015230 Teacher Manual 015227 Card Set 015229 Audio CD 034462 Enhanced CD VH5KIT Homeschool Kit VHEECD Homeschool Kit w/ CD Grade 5 002408 003306
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000451 First Voyage to America 9.95 7.95 format of reading and History Card assignments, discussion and comprehension questions, and 006634 History of US: The First Americans . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 projects. Both the discussion and the comprehension questions are provided for you along 006692 History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies . . . . 15.95 11.95 with a complete answer key. There’s at least one project in each lesson. Projects include a variety 006713 History of US: From Colonies to Country . 15.95 11.95 of activities such as worksheets (answers in the back), writing assignments, art projects, or flash006693 History of US: The New Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 card activities. Some weeks there are additional, 000770 Johnny Tremain . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 optional activities which tend to be things like field trip suggestions, video options, and review 003618 Kingfisher Hist Encyclopia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 worksheets. Although in black and white, the 268961 US History for Christian . books are full of illustrations – artwork and Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 drawings. Volume Two includes a Chronology 015278 Voyage to Freedom . . 10.00 8.75 and a Final Exam (again, answers in the back). 001408 Witch of Blackbird Pond 7.99 6.25 The books are non-reproducible although there 000942 Yankee Doodle Boy . . . 8.95 6.95 will be times when you wish they were. There are just enough activities – worksheets and exams – that will work best if written directly upon that one would have to classify these books Grade 6 - 1815 to Present as consumable worktexts. 015218 Teacher Manual Volume 1 covers Creation through the 015215 Card Set Reformation and corresponds to Pages of History 015217 1815 to Present Audio CD Volume 1 and the first three sets of History 034461 Enhanced CD Cards (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, New VH6KIT Homeschool Kit Testament Greece and Rome, and Middle Ages VHTPCD Homeschool Kit w/ CD Renaissance/Reformation). Volume 2 covers Explorers through the Present and corresponds to Grade 6 Recommended Resources: 003306 Child’s Story of America 12.75 9.50 Pages of History, Volume 2 and the last two sets 011984 Hiding Place . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 of History Cards (Explorers to 1815 and 1815 to Present). Please note we sell both the Guides 006693 History of US: The New Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 and the Pages of History as a two-volume set (#POHSET). ~ Janice 006650 History of US: Liberty for 19.95 All? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 050642 Vol 1 050643 Vol 2 006710 History of US: War, Terrible War . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 HTGSET Volume 1 and 2 Set 39.90 37.90 006694 History of US: Reconstruction and Reform . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 Recommended Resources for Transition Vol 1 013137 Pages of History Volume 1 006623 History of US: Age of Extremes . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 015252 OT and Ancient Egypt History Cards 015248 NT Greece and Rome History Cards 006702 History of US: War, Peace and All That Jazz . . . . 15.95 11.95 015243 Middle Ages Renaissance/Ref Cards 005109 Adam and His Kin 003618 Kingfisher History Encyclopedia . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 010403 Augustine the Farmers Boy of Tagaste 268961 US History for Christian 034727 Beowulf (Heaney) Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 000261 Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus 024684 With Lee in Virginia . . 11.95 9.50 013768 Children’s Homer 026183 Carry a Big Stick . . . . 26.95 19.95 021567 God King 018535 King Arthur and His Knights 007095 If You Traveled West in a of the Round Table Covered Wagon . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 008935 Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt 038553 Children of the Covered Wagon . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75 9.95 024684 With Lee in Virginia 012090 They're Off! Story of the Pony Express . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 Recommended Resources for Transition Vol. 2 013140 Pages of History Volume 2 015227 Explorers to 1815 History Cards Veritas History Transition Guides (6-8) Not quite ready for Omnibus? Or maybe you 015215 1815 to Present History Cards Alone Yet Not Alone have an older student who’s just a little too old to start the Veritas history cycle. These new 038553 Children of the Covered Wagon Transition Guides are the perfect solution. For 000451 First Voyage to America a spine they use the Pages of History volumes 011984 Hiding Place and the Veritas history cards. Add to that an 000770 Johnny Tremain excellent selection of classic literature and you 004542 Sergeant York and the Great War have a one year classical world history survey course for your middle school student that will provide the perfect preparation for Omnibus or will allow your student to “catch-up” to students who have had the benefit of the five-year Veritas world history series. Technically a worktext, the Guides actually “feel” more like lesson plans. Volume One has 19 lessons; Volume Two has 13. The lessons each have five sessions and follow a general
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Veritas Press Omnibus (7-10) From the captivating introductory question “Why study this stuff?” to the glorious full-color artwork representations to the sheer comprehensiveness of the coverage, I am enthralled with these books. Omnibus is Latin for “all encompassing; everything.” The publishers couldn’t have picked a better title for this project that has as its goal a six-year theology, history, and literature curriculum that will literally “talk about everything” - all the important ideas from all the ages will be put on the table to explore. The Omnibus curriculum desires to enable the student to unlock the treasure chest of ideas contained in the Great Books – those which have guided and informed thinking people of western civilization. While you might associate the term with the list compiled and edited by Mortimer Adler, the publishers and editors of the Omnibus have established their own list that overlaps with Adler’s. Omnibus is both classical and Christian. It was written from a distinctly Protestant viewpoint that is best summarized by the Westminster Confession of Faith. Omnibus I (Biblical and Classical Civilizations) and II (Church Fathers Through the Reformation) are 7th and 8th grade texts with emphasis on the logic stage. Omnibus IV - V will cover similar time periods but with emphasis on the rhetoric stage. Omnibus III & VI will cover modern (1563 to present) times with logic and rhetoric emphasis respectively. In other words, grades 7-12 grades are covered in two, three-year rotations. Each Omnibus is divided into two semesters with primary (traditional Great Books) and secondary (other) book selections for each. These selections and the course built around them are rigorous, very rigorous. And some parents might be concerned about some of the content. The editors are clear about several things. First, they assume that evil is to be conquered rather that evaded. Secondly, they assume that godly oversight and protection will accompany the student through this coursework. Thirdly, they see the Christian home as a boot camp where students are taught to handle their weapons under godly, patient supervision. Lastly, since the Bible includes the same topics as these books there is no subject that this curriculum will raise in the minds of junior or senior high students that would not also be raised as he reads the Bible. If you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed, let me say that these texts will instill confidence even as they make the job easier for you. In essence, they’re comprised of stand-alone guides for reading, studying and understanding these Great Books and the Great Conversation of ideas they represent. Beginning with an introductory worldview essay, a session is outlined for each day a book is to be studied. The number of weeks in a study varies with the selection. Discussion is a major part of every book study. Some days the discussion is general with an eye on comprehension but more often the focus is textual, cultural, and biblical analysis. There are daily reading assignments and almost daily writing assignments plus a large selection of optional activities. The really comforting thought is that the Teacher CD contains complete and thorough answers and talking points for every discussion or question raised. 858
In addition to the wonderful artwork, other excellent resources are evident. Appendix I outlines a two semester reading schedule. Appendix II is a parallel timeline of events in history, literature, and theology, with miniature art representations or a book cover. The Teacher CD-ROM includes the entire text on PDF files with answers and talking points inserted into the discussion session notes. Additionally, lesson plans, teaching tips, and midterm and semester exams with answers are included. It also includes a grading calculator - an Excel file where you insert a student’s grades. The text does not include the reading selections; you will need to obtain them separately. The editors also mention two beneficial references - Western Civilization by Spielvogel and the History of Art for Young People (we have it listed as Short History of Art) by Janson & Janson. As you look over the reading selections, don’t be surprised to note, “I read this book in college.” These are academically (and spiritually) challenging courses. ~ Janice Omnibus I: Biblical & Classical Civilizatns (7) First Semester Primary Books: Genesis, Exodus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Code of Hammurabi, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Odyssey, Histories, Oresteia, Plutarch’s Lives. First Semester Secondary Books: Chosen by God, Till We Have Faces, The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse & His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Minor Prophets. Second Semester Primary Books: Theban Trilogy, The Last Days of Socrates, The Early History of Rome, Luke & Acts, Aeneid, The Twelve Caesars, Julius Caesar, Revelation. Second Semester Secondary Books: The Silver Chair, The Last Battle, The Best Things in Life, The Unaborted Socrates, Galatians, Romans, James, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Screwtape Letters, The Holiness of God. 011827 Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00 011829 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00 Omnibus II: Church Fathers Through the Reformation (8) First Semester Primary Books: Beowulf, Confessions, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Eusebius, The Church History, On the Incarnation of Our Lord, Rule of St. Benedict in English, The Song of Roland. First Semester Secondary: The Dragon and the Raven, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nine Tailors. Second Semester Primary: The Bondage of the Will, The Canterbury Tales, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, History of the Kings of Britain, Macbeth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Second Semester Secondary: Henry V, King Richard III, The Return of the King, The Two Towers, Winning His Spurs. 011831 Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00 011832 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00 Omnibus III: Reformation to the Present (9) First Semester Primary Books: Westminster Confession of Faith, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Of Plymouth Plantation, The Social Contract, Foundational American Documents, Federalist
and Anti-Federalist Papers, A Tale of Two Cities. First Semester Secondary Books: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, Gulliver’s Travels, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Second Semester Primary Books: Reflections on the Revolution in France, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Lincoln’s Speeches, Slave Narratives, The Communist Manifesto, The Treaty of Versailles, The Great Gatsby, Mein Kampf, Philemon, The Epistles of John, The Epistles of Peter and Jude, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Daniel. Second Semester Secondary Books: Little Women, The Killer Angels, Christianity and Liberalism, The Old Man and the Sea, Animal Farm, Death of a Salesman, Postmodern Times, How Should We Then Live? 040005 Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00 040006 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00 Omnibus IV: The Ancient World (10) First Semester Primary Books: Proverbs, Job, Psalms, Bacchae and Other Plays, Iliad of Homer, Introduction to Arisotle, Landmark Thucydides, Lysistrata and Other Plays, The Republic. First Semester Secondary Books: Aesop’s Fables (Signet Classic), Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Art and the Bible, Augustus Caesar’s World, Death on the Nile, Troilus and Cressida, 1st and 2nd Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. Second Semester Primary: Gospel of Mark, Philippians and Colossians, Annals of Imperial Rome, Apostolic Fathers, Cicero: Selected Works, Eclogues and Georgics, New Complete Works of Josephus, Meditations, Metamorphosis, New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha, On the Nature of Things, Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements Vol. 1, War with Hannibal. Second Semester Secondary Books: Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford School Shakespeare), Desiring God, Knowing God, Lost World, Mythology, Phantastes, Plutarch’s Lives Vol. 2, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 009328 Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00 009336 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00 Omnibus V (11) First Semester Primary Books: City of God, Consolation of Philosophy, Chronicle of the Kings of England, Two Lives of Charlemagne, Summa Theologica, Divine Comedy, 1st & 2nd Corinthians. First Semester Secondary Books: Saga of the Volsungs, The Koran, Le Morte d’Arthur, Idylls of the King, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Leviticus, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi, Numbers, Great Divorce, 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, Name of the Rose, Decameron. Second Semester Primary Books: Lives of Thomas Becket, Canterbury Tales, The Prince, Praise of Folly, Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings, Institutes of the Christian Religion, St. Matthew Passion, Faerie Queene, Romeo and Juliet. Second Semester Secondary Books: Distant Mirror, Hebrews, Travels of Marco Polo, Othello, Here I Stand, Heidelberg Catechism, George Herbert’s Complete English Poems, Don Quixote, Tartuffe. 048457 Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00 048458 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00
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Omnibus VI: Modern World (12) First Semester Primary Books: Democracy in America, Emma, Huckleberry Finn, Leviathan, Moby Dick, Origin and Principles of the American Revolution, Paradise Lost, Pensees, Portable Enlightenment Reader, Robinson Crusoe, Wealth of Nations. First Semester Secondary Books: Common Sense, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hamlet, John Adams, Leaves of Grass, On Christian Doctrine, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, Red Badge of Courage, Self-Reliance, Walden & Civil Disobedience. Second Semester Primary Books: All Quiet on the Western Front, Battle Cry of Freedom, Beyond Good & Evil, Brave New World, Citizen Soldiers, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Notes from Underground, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Stranger, The Sun Also Rises. Second Semester Secondary Books: 50 Great Short Stories, Collected Poems of T.S. Eliot, The Guns of August, Heart of Darkness, Interpretation of Dreams, The Jungle, The Picutre of Dorian Gray, That Hideous Strength. 049827 Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00 049828 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00 ~~~~~~~~~ BEAUTIFUL FEET HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY LITERATURE APPROACH GUIDES (K-12)
Resources for Intermediate Grades (5-8): Resources for Senior High (9-12): 014224 Pyramid . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75 059029 Anthology of Medieval Literature 006212 Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.75 000221 Galen and Gateway to (publ by BF, edited by Rebecca Berg Manor) Medicine . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50 008081 Medieval World Illus Atlas40.00 24.95 014777 City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 8.50 034727 Beowulf (Heaney) . . . 15.95 11.75 001899 Bronze Bow . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 011281 *1001 Arabian Nights 14.95 10.95 000323 White Isle . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13.50 000646 Joan of Arc (Twain) . 18.95 14.95 000651 Canterbury Tales (in Modern Resources for High School (9-12): English) . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 017579 Cat of Bubastes . . . . . . 7.95 6.75 049598 Scottish Chiefs . . . . . 15.95 15.49 006211 Mara, Daughter of the Nile . 6.99 5.25 000195 World of Columbus & 010607 Greek Way . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25 Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 000631 Caesar's Gallic War . . 16.95 15.25 014681 Quo Vadis? . . . . . . . . 18.95 13.75 000638 Julius Caesar (Amsco) . . . 19.95 018299 Antony and Cleopatra . Max Notes . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 3.75 021565 Beyond the Desert Gate 13.95 9.95 Medieval History: Literature Approach (5-8; 9-12) From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D., this literature approach to history takes students through the medieval period via some of the best classic and historic literature available. Students read works by classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther, Saladin and more. This oneyear course has been revised and the publishers have broken the study into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high grades, and one for high school. The guides are now full-color and include reproductions of period art masterpieces. Both guides now feature 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on activity and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more. Resources for each guide are listed below; if a resource is used in both levels, it is marked with an (*). 006237 Junior High (5-8) . . 21.95 17.95 034591 Senior High (9-12) . 27.95 23.50
Literature Approach to Early American History Revised Edition (K-6) Two courses here, at different grade levels. Teaching a Providential view of America’s story, and using a Literature approach, these guides break down the study into daily lesson plans, spanning the Vikings to the Civil War (1000 A.D. to 1865). Students keep notebooks of their work throughout the year. Lesson plans include various activities to correlate with the study as students “read” their way through history, consuming some of the best age-appropriate historical literature. Newly revised guides are expanded and now in full color. They also include web links, comprehension questions, character studies and more activities. There is some overlap in resources between the Primary and Intermediate level; those used in both are marked with a (*) below. 006319 Primary (K-3) . . . . . 19.95 16.95 049583 Intermediate (4-6) . 19.95 16.95
Literature Approach to Ancient History (5-12) A one-year course covering Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. This is a study designed to guide you through ancient history using selected literature as your primary text. Biblical history and geography, ancient mythology, cartography, and an assortment of classical and contemporary books combine to make this a very comprehensive study from 3,000 BC to the fall of Rome. This course includes a recommended course of study for intermediate grades (5-8) and senior high grades (9-12). There are 71 intermediate lessons Medieval History Timeline (recommended pacing is 2-3 per week) and 91 A timeline kit to be used with the study guide high school lessons (3 suggested per week). above, covering the same time period. 20 key Early American History Time Line (K-6) 049576 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50 events and figures are provided for students to A kit to assemble along with the Literature color, cut, and assemble on a timeline. Approach to American History. 18 detailed Ancient History Timeline (5-12) 049594 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 designs (corresponding to events and figures in The timeline kit that corresponds with the 049593 Timeline 2-Student Kit 14.95 12.75 the course above) to color, cut, and assemble study guide above, covering the time period on included timeline. 2600 B.C. to 476 A.D. 28 key events and fig- Resources for Intermediate/Jr. High (5-8): 006323 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 ures are included to color, cut and assemble on 011281 1001 Arabian Nights 14.95 10.95 006324 Timeline 2-Stdnt Kit . . 14.95 12.75 the cardstock timeline. The newest member of 012013 Adv. of Robin Hood . . 5.99 4.50 the Beautiful Feet timeline family, this one is 000656 Adam of the Road . . . 7.99 5.95 Resources Used for Primary Level (K-3): slightly longer than the others at nearly 9'. 050322 Beowulf (Morpurgo) . 6.99 5.50 006225 Leif the Lucky (D’Aul) . 17.95 14.50 049577 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 9.95 000645 Canterbury Tales (ed. by 000658 *Columbus (D’Aulaire) .17.95 14.50 049575 Timeline 2-Student Kit 16.95 14.50 Barbara Cohen) . . . . 26.99 19.75 003436 *Pocahontas (D’Aulaire)17.95 14.50 014775 Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75 049590 Jamestown . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 6.25 Resources Used in Both Levels (5-8; 9-12): 014776 Cathedral . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.95 049596 Pilgrim Stories . . . . . . . 11.95 9.95 021084 Streams of Civ. Vol. 1 35.95 24.95 027922 Crispin: Cross of Lead 7.99 6.25 018371 Squanto, Friend of the 005941 Streams of Civilization 050379 European World . . . . . . 36.95 Pilgrims . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 Vol. 1 Tests & Key . . . 5.25 3.95 020452 Fine Print . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 000663 Pilgrims of Plimoth . . . . 7.99 5.95 000167 Student Bible Atlas . . . 12.99 9.95 018535 King Arthur & the Knights 002525 Courage of Sarah Noble . . 5.99 4.95 000627 Tales of Ancient Egypt 4.99 3.95 of the Round Table . . . 5.99 4.50 007136 Matchlock Gun . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 008935 Pharaohs of Anc Egypt 5.99 4.50 014527 Kite Rider . . . . . . . . 21.95 15.95 003451 Benjamin Franklin (D’Aulaire) 013768 Children’s Homer . . . . 9.99 7.75 000194 Magna Charta . . . . . 14.95 12.75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50 013786 D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek 043803 Queen Eleanor: Independent 000664 *More Perfect Union . . 7.99 5.95 Myths . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95 Spirit of Medvl Wrld . 8.95 6.95 049578 Benjamin West and His . 006198 Augustus Caesar’s World . 002056 Trumpeter of Krakow . 7.99 5.95 Cat Grimalkin . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 000195 World of Columbus & 021887 George Washington’s Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
003439 George Washington (D'Aul)17.95 14.50 049605 Winter at Valley Forge . 6.95 6.25 006345 Fourth of July Story . . . 7.99 5.95 049608 Year of the Horseless Carriage - 1801 . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 016936 Abraham Lincoln (D’Aul) . 14.50 008729 Meet Abe Lincoln . . . . . 4.99 3.95 000193 Buffalo Bill (D'Aulaire) 17.95 14.50 034367 *Your Story Hour H1-H5 CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.75 19.95 Primary Recommended (not req.) Resources: 020722 America’s Providential History . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.25 017184 Landing of the Pilgrims . 5.99 4.50 000665 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior (Washington) . . 9.95 8.50
Literature Approach to Early American and World History (7-9) This 1-year study spans the time from 1400’s to 1865 is meant to “bridge the gap” from Early American history to the U.S. History through the Civil War study for junior highers. 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed per week. 005163 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 Resources for Early American/World History: 000195 World of Columbus and Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 002454 World of Captain John Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 013764 George Washington’s World21.95 17.95 005161 Abe Lincoln’s World . . . 21.95 17.95 005171 Poor Richard . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50 049595 Of Courage Undauntd . 16.95 14.50 000770 Johnny Tremain . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 007700 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 7.99 6.25 000673 Great Little Madison . 6.99 5.25
Resources Used in Intermediate Level (4-6): 019474 A Child’s First Book of American History . . . 32.95 25.95 049602 Vikings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 Modern U.S. and World History: Literature Literature Approach to Modern American and 000658 *Columbus (D’Aulaire) .17.95 14.50 Approach for Senior High (11-12) World History (5-8) 003436 *Pocahontas (D’Aulaire)17.95 14.50 This recently revised one-year study guide covCovering the tumultuous Civil War through 049604 William Bradford . . . . . 9.95 8.75 ers more recent U.S. History - from the 1850s modern times (2009), this vibrantly illustrated 017184 Landing of the Pilgrims . . 5.99 4.50 through the 2000s. It utilizes some of the best guide from Beautiful Feet once again provides 003451 Benjamin Franklin (D’Aulaire) literature available to effectively study the Civil homeschool families with an inspiring and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50 War, Reconstruction, Industrial Revolution, challenging historical perspective through qual002481 Amos Fortune, Free Man . 6.99 5.25 Turn of the Century, WWI, Communism, ity living books. Designed for 3-4 lessons per 000668 America’s Paul Revere . 12.99 9.25 Socialism, Nazism, WWII, Korean War, Cold week, this guide (with answer key) introduces 049592 Life of Washington . . . 10.95 9.50 War, China's Cultural Revolution, Vietnam children to the famous men and women who 000664 *More Perfect Union . . 7.99 5.95 War, Civil Rights Movement, modern techsignificantly impacted our world: the Wright 039907 Path to the Pacific . 12.99 9.25 nology and the War on Terror. Rea Berg and brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward, 006121 Lewis & Clark Expedition . Jonathan Crabtree's study notes and lesson plans George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Coloring Book . . . . . . . 4.99 4.25 lead students through the resources, challenging Sergeant York, Jackie Robinson and many oth013549 Abe Lincoln Grows Up . 7.99 6.25 them with discussion questions, vocabulary, ers. Required resources are listed below. 000671 Go Free or Die . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 writing assignments, web links and activities 063623 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 21.00 000672 Walking the Road to throughout. Reading, writing, and research 019474 A Child’s First Book of Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 combine to form a very interesting and in-depth American History . . . 32.95 25.95 034367 *Your Story Hour H1-H5 look at an often-neglected part of U.S. history. 021689 Across Five Aprils . . . . 6.99 5.25 CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.75 19.95 Books used in the study are listed below. 007570 Perilous Road . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 049601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.95 24.25 035415 Narrative of the Life of Intermed. Recommended (not req.) Resources: Frederick Douglas . . . . 7.95 6.95 020722 Amer. Providential Hist . . 19.95 14.25 Resources Used in U.S./World History (9-12): 063717 Carver: Life in Poems 16.95 12.50 000677 Guns for General Washington 038080 Uncle Tom's Cabin . . 10.00 7.50 063654 Theodore Roosevelt . 11.95 9.95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.50 001878 Rifles for Watie . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 001545 Wright Brothers: Pioneers 049605 *Winter at Valley Forge . 6.95 6.25 019905 Red Badge of Courage . 4.95 3.95 of American Aviation . 5.99 4.50 049595 Of Courage Undauntd . 16.95 14.50 017456 Virginia's General . . . . 15.95 13.50 050769 Sergeant York . . . . . . 12.00 8.50 049656 Boy Who Drew Birds16.99 12.25 000520 Up From Slavery . . . . . 5.00 4.25 055468 Singing Tree . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 030613 Amazing Impossible 000186 Around the World in 80 008956 Rascal . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 Erie Canal . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 4.50 029688 Gladys Aylward: 000533 History of the Twentieth . Little Woman . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 Westward Expansion: A Lit Approach (4-7) Century . . . . . . . . . . . 21.99 15.95 003280 Roll of Thunder, This natural sequel to Early American History 000190 Jungle/Upton Sinclair . . 5.95 4.50 Hear My Cry . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 covers American history from the late 18th to 001546 All Quiet on the Western 000818 House of Sixty Fathers 5.99 4.95 the mid-19th century. Students will learn about Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 063692 War Boy: A War Time the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, 049607 Yanks are Coming . . . 13.95 11.95 Childhood . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.95 the Pony Express and much more about the 049599 Stalin: Russia's Man of . 003128 Number the Stars . . . . 7.99 6.25 events and individuals from this time period. Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95 012008 Twenty and Ten . . . . . 6.99 5.25 The guide includes lesson plans, comprehen001469 No Promises in the Wind 7.99 5.95 011817 Little Riders . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.95 sion and discussion questions, suggested essays, 013819 To Kill a Mockingbird . . 8.99 6.95 028769 Air Raid-Pearl Harbor . . 7.99 6.25 vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and 011566 Hitler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 063716 Year of Impossible answer keys. The course will last a semester if 003428 Churchill / Johnson . . . 16.00 11.50 Goodbyes . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 3-4 lessons are completed each week. 011984 Hiding Place . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 006629 A History of US: 049603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 10.95 028081 Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 All the People . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 003472 Unbroken . . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50 063691 Echoes of the White Giraffe Resources Used in Westward Expansion: 017455 Victory in the Pacific . 13.95 11.95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 005161 Abraham Lincoln’s World17.95 001522 Hiroshima . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5.95 063740 Stealing Home: Story 049595 Of Courage Undauntd . 16.95 14.50 009807 Lost Names . . . . . . . . . . 23.95 of Jackie Robinson . . . . 5.99 4.50 049572 Abraham Lincoln . . . . . 16.95 14.50 049574 America & Vietnam: Elephant 063684 Water Buffalo Days: 039922 Stout-Hearted Seven . . . 6.95 5.50 and the Tiger . . . . . . . . . 11.95 Growing Up in Vietnam 5.99 4.95 049608 Year of the Horseless 011804 Red Scarf Girl . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 063718 Ronald Reagan: Carriage - 1801 . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 016007 Kite Runner . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50 Our 40th President . . . 12.95 9.75 860
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Literature Approach to Geography (3-7) A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-theSea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you’ve never read a Holling C. Holling book, you’re in for a treat! These are lovely, “old fashioned” books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central “character”’s adventures or experiences. It’s difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week. Newly Revised and Expanded! 049584 Study Guide . . . . . . 14.95 12.75
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Beautiful Feet Book Packages: Genevieve Foster 5-Book Set (4-8) Includes Augustus Caesar's World, World of Columbus and Sons, World of Captain John Smith, George Washington's World and Abraham Lincoln's World. GNVFS5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.75 79.95 Genevieve Foster 6-Book Set (4-8) Includes Augustus Caesar's World, World of Columbus and Sons, World of Captain John Smith, George Washington's World, Abraham Lincoln's World and World of William Penn. GNVFS6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124.70 85.95 Daugherty 4-Book Set (7-12) Includes Abraham Lincoln, Of Courage Undaunted, Poor Richard and Magna Carta. DGHRTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.80 49.95
Albert Marrin 4-Book Set (9-12) Holling C. Holling Map Set Includes America and Vietnam: The Elephant Four large 18” x 24” maps of each region & the Tiger, Hitler, Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel on heavy cardstock (to use with Literature and The Yanks are Coming. Approach to Geography) ALMRN4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.80 44.85 049589 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 15.95 Albert Marrin 6-Book Set (9-12) Resources Used in Geography (3-7): Includes America and Vietnam: The Elephant 012450 Paddle to the Sea . . 11.95 8.95 & the Tiger, Hitler, Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel, 007001 Tree in the Trail . . . 11.95 8.95 The Yanks are Coming, Victory in the Pacific 004211 Minn of Mississippi . 11.95 8.95 and Virginia's General. 007003 Seabird . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 8.95 ALMRN6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.70 69.95 8.95
History of California Study Guide (4-8) Have you fallen in love with the Beautiful Feet Literature Approaches to history? Then you are sure to love this one on California! Made up of 64 lessons, students will explore the history of the state chronologically through literature. The study covers early exploration and discovery (1400s) through the mid 1900's. Explore the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and more through literature, comprehension, discussion, vocabulary work, map work, student notebook assignments and much more. 049580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 16.95 History of California Time Line The timeline consists of two 3’ long, blank cardstock sections, a copy of the California Explorers’ Poem, and 23 timeline figures to be cut out, colored and placed on the timeline. 2-Pack includes enough materials for two students to each complete their own timeline. 011565 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 049579 Timeline 2-Pack . . . . 14.95 12.75 Resources for History of California: 049581 Cruise of Arctic Star 13.95 11.95
BIBLIOPLAN FOR FAMILIES (K-12) It’s as amazing as it always was – and yet it’s so much better! For years BiblioPlan meant a series of four time-period-specific planning guides for world history. Using a spine and incorporating first-rate literature suggestions, they provided the framework for anyone wanting to study world history chronologically and classically. Then a few years ago, they started adding components – and we wondered exactly where they were headed. Now we have a good idea – and it’s looking good. The name BiblioPlan is still synonymous with classical chronological world history but what is available now is a full-bodied, full-color curriculum rather than a framework. It’s comprehensive and thorough while providing ease of use and minimum teacher prep. They allow students of all ages to work on the same eras at the same time. There’s also flexibility. You can still use just the framework (Family Guide) or you can add some or all of the components. You can take a general approach and incor-
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porate multiple ages at once – or you can use material that targets particular education levels (i.e., upper middle school). Older children can help younger children and children of all ages will be making memories as they work together. Biblioplan puts you in the driver’s seat with full controls. Ancient, Medieval, and Modern America & World History are completely revised and all components are available. Early America & World History is currently “under construction” and will be available early in 2014. The unrevised versions are still available but are listed separately to avoid confusion. BiblioPlan Family Guides provide the structural framework for the program – a full year’s worth of history and literature readings. There are four Guides, one for each of the four classical (chronological) time periods – Ancient, Medieval, Early America & World, and Modern America & World (inspired by the Well-Trained Mom). This is the product that used to BE Biblioplan. In other words, when you said Biblioplan these guides are what you meant. Designed by a group of homeschooling moms for themselves, this guide gives you 34 weekly spreadsheets; each a comprehensive lesson plan. Their goal was to integrate quality historical literature with biblical and secular history. They put together an easyto-follow plan which requires minimal parental prep covering the historical topic (Classtime), a Psalm study, References and Resources for textual information about the topic, Literature selections of the Week (for grades K-2, 3+, 5+ and 8+), a Family Read Aloud suggestion, Writing Ideas, Optional Fiction & Resources, and suggested Activities. Introductory information includes the usual “how to find books” and “how to use the plan” information as well as the book lists for both the scheduled and the optional literature. If your family includes older students, then you’ll be glad to know that a supplement for high school is included. There’s more! Prior to each Era (for instance, Early Christianity and the Rise of Islam, Europe & the Crusades, etc. for the Medieval history) there are several additional pages of reference material – annotated book lists for the Readers, the Family Read Alouds, and the Optional Resources/Fiction. If it sounds like the Family Guides might be all you need – you would be correct. They’re comprehensive and thorough; in general, wellconstructed plans. You could complete four years (plus four more if you wanted) of interesting history, absorbing literature, and engaging activity possibilities using just these Guides. You may also want to ensure you have access to some or all of the frequently-referenced "spine resources" if you go this route. These include Story of the World, Mystery of History, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History, or History of US. However, if you like to have perfectly coordinated, quality material at your fingertips – rather than scrambling for it – then you can incorporate one or more of the following components. BiblioPlan Companion – one for each time period. Essentially, these are historical textbooks – but not like any you’ve seen before. For one thing they provide both textual information (in a narrative prose style) and enrichment supplements. For another, they’re color-coordinated History
so you know instantly if you’re reading history text (black & white) or about people and special events (various colored backgrounds). These are books which beg to be pored over. In the random pages open before me from the Medieval Companion, there is a section on Muslim food laws and their rituals for newborns, a description of a tughra (Ottoman sultan’s signature) with gorgeous, artistic examples and a Turkish paper decorating technique – ebru. In the Giants of the Faith section is a biographical sketch of Saint George and the Dragon which continues onto the next page and includes a large, glorious artwork reproduction of the same. There is a pattern to the information provided for each chapter (34 in each Companion – one for each week): Geography Focus, History Focus, Fascinating Facts, Mystifying Myths, Interesting Individuals, Fascinating Foods, Church History Focus, Critical Concepts, and Giants of the Faith. Just in case there’s any doubt, the Companions – and all the BiblioPlan materials – have a consistent biblical and Christian worldview. The Companions provide all the necessary textual information for the Classtime and greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for any outside historical reference books or spines. That being said, some may still choose to use the recommended spine readings in order to provide even more historical perspective and textual information. BiblioPlan Cool History provides weekly assignment sheets at four different grade level groupings – Littles (K-2), Middles (2-6), Upper Middles (6-8), and Advanced (8-12). It’s pretty easy to surmise that the goal of these is to allow a family to challengingly study the same time period and the same topics but at their own distinct levels. Templates for a year-long project – Giants of the Faith Book – are provided along with coordination of coloring pages (lower levels), Giants of the Faith suggestions, and handson activities (i.e. crafts, again for the lower levels). There are subtle grade-appropriate variations in the levels but these pages include reading assignments and questions taken from the Companion readings. The Littles book has suggested reading assignments that point to certain sections of the Companions of interest to younger students and Globe Fun (introductory map activities). The Middles and Upper Middles have an Optional Bonus Question or Activity. Both the Upper Middles and the Advanced include periodic (about every six weeks) exams. The Advanced assignment sheets have assorted questions – fill in the blank, short answers, short essays (all taken from the Companions) and research essays (outside of Companions). If you’re concerned about answers to all these questions – they do exist but they aren’t in the Cool History books. It’s necessary to contact the publisher ([email protected]
) for permission to download the answers. I’m impressed with the general breadth and scope of these assignment sheets. They’re obviously designed for review, retention, and reinforcement. And, in general, they’re visually appealing with full color illustrations. However, the space for writing answers seems irregular (Middles is too small – 3/16” line spacing; Upper Middles has no lines) and may mean it will work best for your students to transfer all answers to notebooks/binders. 862
BiblioPlan Hands On Maps provides one or two full-color maps each week that correspond to the week’s lesson content. Instructions for the maps are printed directly on the map. While students may need to gather a little helpful information from the Companions and/or a world map, students will be able to complete the maps at their level more or less on their own. The Middles maps set has suggestions for K-2, 3+, and 5+ students. The Advanced maps set includes six geography exams as well as a geography scope and sequence. The same set of maps is included in both books but the Middles includes some prompts and partial information that make them easier to complete. BiblioPlan Timelines & Figures are well-crafted supplements with one distinct advantage over many other timelines – they’re in color. The spiral-bound books can be used “as is” or the pages removed and the timeline mounted on a wall – or the pages three-hole punched and the timeline placed into a binder which would allow your student to create an entire timeline in one place. Lots of flexibility here. The timeline consists of one or more colored strips (color varies with the time period) plus dated notes on particular events. The student cuts out the graphics and pictures (located in the back of the book) and inserts them in the appropriate place. The Ancient Timeline includes a single timeline. The Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Timeline includes two timelines – one for church history and one for “regular” history. The America and the World Timeline features facing pages – one for the Americas and one for the World. As mentioned earlier, the Timeline Figures are mostly in color (some 19th and 20th century figures are prints of original black and white photos) and, frankly, very eye-catching. Figures include portraits, artifacts, geographical features, monuments and buildings, photos or drawings of events, and much more. BiblioPlan Craft Book provides over one hundred crafts that correlate with the Family Guides. These are the crafts referenced in the Cool History assignment sheets. And I must say, the book I examined (Medieval) was very impressive. I would have loved to have such a well-illustrated and well-explained variety of crafts and projects to accompany our history studies. On the random page I opened, there are seven crafts which flow from four separate weeks (by the way, there are seven additional projects for those same four weeks – the average is over three per week). A few require materials from other sources but most include directions; all include full-color pictures. Here’s the selection: Porcelain Painting (buy a kit), Hold a Japanese Tea Ceremony (get details from internet), Make a Kharbhooja Sharbat Drink (directions), Make a Flying Dragon Head (directions), Make a Chinese Dragon (directions), Make a Yurt (directions), Make a Chinese Cricket Cage (directions). Patterns – where needed – are provided in the back of the book. This book is fully integrated with the BiblioPlan program but could also be used as a supplement to another world history study. The BiblioPlan Coloring Book provides coloring sheets to accompany the lessons. These are referenced in both the Family Guides and the Cool History for Littles assignment sheets. There is at least one and often two pages per week.
The BiblioPlan Family Discussion Guide is for families who want some help in broadening their history studies into thoughtful family discussions. These Guides provide discussion starters that will help you guide your students into a better understanding of the connections between secular history and their Christian faith. One of the advantages of the Discussion Guide is that they allow you to lead discussions without having to study everything in the Companion yourself. Remember the Days is a historical textbook series specifically designed for younger readers (K-6). Covering the same topics (World History, U.S. History, Church History, and Geography) as the Companion and having the same 34 weeks of study, there are more fun stories and more “young” appeal. While you will most likely need to read to your early elementary students, upper elementary students will be able to handle much of the reading on their own. Currently Volume 2 (Medieval Days) is available with the other three expected over the next three years. BiblioPlan Cool History Classic is a republished version of an older edition of the Cool History books. In this version (which did not have grade level grouping designations), questions are based on the textual content of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World rather than on the BiblioPlan Companions. So, if your whole family is ready to dig into world history and you want flexibility, an excellent road map, comprehensive textual information, and colorful, engaging reinforcement and enrichment possibilities, then look no further than the new, reconstructed BiblioPlan. ~ Janice ANCIENT HISTORY: 006616 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 041852 Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.95 054018 Hands On Maps Adv. 22.95 041853 Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 026092 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 048074 Cool History Classic 18.95 050264 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 050265 Cool History Middles 20.95 054017 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 050266 Cool History Advncd 22.95 049786 Companion . . . . . . . 59.95 049787 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 030910 Family Discussion Gd 12.95
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MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE/REFORMATION: 002294 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 041854 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 054023 Hands On Maps Adv. 22.95 21.80 041855 Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 049790 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50 049792 Cool History Classic . 18.95 18.00 054020 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 054021 Cool History Middles 20.95 19.90 054022 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 054019 Cool History Advncd 22.95 21.80 049791 Companion . . . . . . . 99.95 94.95 033797 Remember the Days - Medieval . . . . . . . . 49.95 47.45 030914 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15 030916 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 EARLY AMERICA & WORLD 1600-1850: 001365 Hands On Maps Adv 22.95 21.80 048067 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50
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001303 Cool History Advance 22.95 21.80 stresses that parents will want to make the cur001309 Cool History Classic 18.95 18.00 riculum fit their family. Do more (or less); read 001318 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 extra books (or don’t); explore all the hands-on 001347 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 projects (or none); you get the picture. 028191 ☼Remember the Days . Courses consist of a Text (history storybook) - Early Modern . . . . . 49.95 47.45 and a Student Journal. Each course is divided 049789 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15 into 28 chapters, and following the suggested 001355 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 lesson plans (three lessons per week) provides a year’s study. The Text gives suggested narration breaks along with periodic notes to parents. MODERN AMERICA & WORLD 1850-2000: 018711 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 The Appendix of each course includes a set of 031910 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 possible lesson plans, a list of optional books, 054025 Hands On Maps Adv 22.95 21.80 a list of geography terms, additional research 048073 Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 topics for older students, and teaching tips for 048070 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50 struggling learners. When faced with contro048071 Cool History Classic 18.95 18.00 versial topics (“The puzzle pieces of history are 050267 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 sometimes oddly shaped and very dark”), the 050268 Cool History Middles 20.95 19.90 author typically presents a cautiously-worded 054024 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 middling position and then encourages parents 050269 Cool History Advancd 22.95 21.80 to discuss both sides with those students who 049793 Companion . . . . . . . 89.95 85.95 are old enough and wise enough to handle such 049794 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15 a discussion. What a refreshing approach! The Student Journals are real gems of learn030923 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 ing possibilities. Graphically designed space is provided for reviews, maps, timelines, journal Primary Resources Used in Biblioplan: 003618 Kingfisher Hist Ency . 32.99 22.95 entries, scripture/famous sayings (i.e. copywork), hands-on projects, pictures to color, and 018005 Usborne Encyclopedia of World History . . . 19.99 17.99 draw/write pages. Older students are expected 010992 SOTW V 1: Ancient . 17.95 11.45 to complete some research projects on their 040707 SOTW V 2: Mid Ages 17.95 11.45 own. Other supplies – school, office, and 005652 SOTW V 3: Early Mod 17.95 11.45 household – will be needed as your student 031209 SOTW V. 4: Modern 17.95 11.45 completes his journal but most people will have these around the house. One special aspect of these journals is sure to be appreciated – the BiblioPlan – Previous Edition Older editions of the BiblioPlan components character-building applications that are obvious throughout. that have not yet been completely revised. Now about those minor quibbles. There are a few typos (understandable in a first printing EARLY AMERICA & WORLD 1600-1850: 012173 Biblioplan . . . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 and will probably be corrected soon), and the 017922 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 quality of the maps and timeline pictures in 048069 Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 the journals is poor (pixilated) in some cases. 048068 Cool History . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 However, I am inclined to overlook them in 049788 Companion . . . . . . . 99.95 94.95 order to take advantage of these user-friendly, informational, and inspirational history courses. ~~~~~~~ Texts, about 250 pgs, pb; Journals, 150 - 170 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice LIVING HISTORY OF OUR WORLD (K-12) Living History of Our World - Primary (1-8) ***UPDATE: The first three books in this series have been republished by Master Books are are called "America's Story." You can find these in the U.S. History section.*** Some of you have been waiting for a history program like this for many years! And now that it’s here, you will not be disappointed. There is SO much to like here (and only a few minor sorts of quibbles). This is history for your whole family – or at least those doing work at the elementary and middle school level. The conversational, highly readable text draws the reader back to whatever time period or person is being covered. You live with them, walk/sail/ride with them, worship/pray with them, and make history with them. Then, in wonderful Charlotte Mason style, you retell their story in your own words, draw pictures, follow them on maps, research and discover background information, copy their words, and make note of whatever special lessons you have learned. This series is a wonderful teaching tool for homeschools. Connecting with her reader-parents is obviously important to the author, Angela O’Dell, who provides encouraging instructional notes. She
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Living History of Our World: High School (9-12) Venturing into the high school years, yet maintaining a Charlotte Mason approach to history, this course from Angela O’Dell covers American history from the early explorers and colonists to the present day. The approach and format is similar to her courses for younger students. There is a Text which provides reading content with occasional suggestions for additional research. The reading tone of the text is conversational and coverage is designed to be comprehensive but seems to have less depth than many high school level courses. Presumably, this is due to expectations for the student to complete additional research assignments (more about this later). The idea seems to be to preserve the flow of the story rather than to delve into all the details. Illustrations are rather few and are pre-
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dominantly nicely done, pencil drawings of the Presidents and other notable persons; occasionally there are maps and photographs. The Student Journal is the foundation for preparing a notebook that is an integral part of the program. A daily set of lesson plans outlines both the reading from the text and the work in the Student Journal. Chapters are covered weekly and assignments begin with reading the chapter and taking notes. Most weeks also include a written narration/summary assignment. There are occasionally timeline assignments with map/geography assignments either weekly or bi-weekly. Document studies, essay questions, research reports, and projects complete the suggested assignments interspersed through the weeks. Document studies are based on the companion book, Voices of America’s Past. This is a collection of important documents and speeches such as the Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation or President Wilson’s 14 Points. Assignments typically require the student to read the document, identify unusual or unknown words; look up (in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) and write out the meanings. To give you an idea of the research/essay questions, consider these from Chapter 17 (More About Our Government and Constitution): How are public policies shaped? – Do your best to describe the process. Describe the difference between foreign policies and domestic policies. Who shapes foreign policies? How can we the people influence foreign policies? The author suggests using a 1-inch three-ring binder for the Map Work and Geography portion of the notebook. The student is encouraged to trace or print maps from a quality source and then label them with an assortment of things – landforms, battles, events, etc. Several Conscientious Conclusion Projects are identified for the course and the student is expected to work on these, completing four over the year. An example: Where did this phrase (Separation of Church and State) originate? Who said/wrote it? To whom? In what context? How is it used today? Although I didn’t see a list of suggested titles, there is a reproducible literary analysis template which encourages the added dimension of literature studies. Space for all of this work with the exception of the map projects is provided in the Student Journal. Assignments are listed chapter-bychapter, day-by-day, with space to write directly in the journal. Some of the research reports and projects will require additional paper. The strength of this course rests not so much in the Text as in the outside reading and research work expected in the completion of the Student Journal. Both a midterm and a final exam are provided. ~ Janice United States History America, Land of Opportunity (9-12) 020538 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95 020539 Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95 020596 Voices of America’s Past Companion Book . . 18.95 17.95 LHOW8L Literature Package .140.53 92.95 Includes recommended literature resources listed in the course. ~~~~~~~ History
HISTORY ODYSSEY (1-12) Imagine a classically-based history course where your child reads great history books and period-related literature, keeps a running timeline of the period studied, writes outlines and summaries of important people and events, completes history-related map work, and does all of this without extensive planning on mom’s part. Although it may sound too good to be true, luckily for you it’s not! Author Kathleen Desmarais has done an awesome job of combining an excellent variety of resources and activities and presenting it all in a very straightforward, professional way that takes the stress of lesson planning off of you and puts the accountability and expectations squarely on your history student. History Odyssey is basically a series of study guides, with one guide covering one era of history (Ancients, Middle Ages, Early Modern, or Modern) in one year. There are three levels to the program, so if you completed the whole series, you would cycle through world history three times – once in elementary, once in middle school, and once in high school education. The first level is intended for grades 1-4, the second level for grades 5-8, and the third level for grades 9-12. There will be twelve guides when the series is complete; currently, there are still several guides in production. The guides are loose-leaf and 3-hole punched, designed to be placed in a binder. You'll probably want a thick one; students will be adding a lot of material! Although the same eras in history are covered in each level, the expectations on the student become more sophisticated, following the classical education progression. In Level 1 (the grammar stage), students are encouraged to approach history as a great story as they read (or are read to) and complete map work, History Pockets activities, copywork, and coloring pages. This level will require more attention from the parent than the two upper levels. Depending on the reading ability of the child, some reading selections may need to be read aloud or read together. There will also be copies to make and supplies to gather for each lesson. Level 2 (the logic stage) introduces the timeline, outlining as a writing skill, research, and independent writing assignments. Students are expected to read all assignments on their own, and critical thinking and analysis are emphasized through the assignments. Parental involvement should be reduced at this level, as parents should be only checking the quality of each day’s work and making sure that it has all been done. By Level 3 (the rhetoric stage), 864
students will be reading much more demanding history selections (including classic literature) and will be writing plenty of expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive essays. Research, timeline work, and map work are continued from Level 2 but are more in-depth at this level. For each level, history, geography, and writing are strongly represented. Although the writing practice is extensive, you will probably want to be using a separate course in English and writing. Now that you’re familiar with the basics of the course, let’s look at the lessons. Lessons are presented to the student in a checklist-type format. All assignments, including reading, timeline, writing, and others are listed for each lesson with a box to check when the task is complete. In Level 1, lessons are structured a bit differently, in that there is some parent preparation (highlighted in gray), a “main lesson” of assignments, and then several “additional activities” listed. Lessons typically include a mix of readings from resource books, map work, timeline work (in the upper two levels), and writing assignments/copywork to be added to the student’s master binder. Exceptions may be lessons which ask the student to begin reading a required book. In this case, a recommended time frame is given in which the book should be read, and follow-up writing assignments may be listed. Occasionally websites may be listed to check out more information, but these are not absolutely necessary to the course if you are not able to visit them. Following the lessons, you’ll find worksheets referred to in the lessons, outline maps used in map activities, and several appendices. Although the guide is not reproducible, the author does give permission to copy the maps and worksheets for your family’s use only. There are several important aspects of this course. First of all, with the exception of Level 1, there is little parent preparation. A “Letter to Parents” at the beginning of the guide explains the course, while the “How to Use This Guide” lists required resources and other necessary supplies, describes the organization of the student’s binder, and briefly discusses several aspects of the program. For the upper two levels, parents will be primarily making sure the necessary books and resources are on hand and ensuring that each lesson’s work has been done and is complete. This leads to my next point, which is that at the end of this course, the student will not have “completed a workbook,” but will have compiled their own meaty notebook with all their work from the course. Instruction is given at the very beginning of the course on how to organize the student’s notebook, and from that point on, the student will be putting all of their work into the binder. The binder will be not only a tremendous keepsake but a collection of all work done in the course. Finally, the timeline is a very important tool used in Levels 2 and 3 of History Odyssey. This can be made by you, or you may choose to purchase Pandia Press’s very attractive Classical History Timeline, which is described below. Events and people studied are added to the timeline throughout the course, and when they’re finished with the guide, the timeline can be folded up and included in the student’s binder. One bonus to the course is that they use
well-known resources and literature that you may already own! Level 1 heavily uses Story of the World books, A Child’s History of the World and History Pockets. My sample of Middle Ages Level 2 lists the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Story of Mankind, Usborne Internet-Linked Viking World, The Door in the Wall, Tales from Shakespeare, Beowulf: A New Telling, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Castle (by David Macaulay), The Canterbury Tales, and many more. Check out the lists of resources beneath each History Odyssey Guide below – I’m sure you’ll see many familiar titles! Additional recommended (but not required) titles are listed in the appendix of each guide, organized by region studied. You should be able to locate most of these at your library. According to the author, the study guides were created based on three principles – “that history is fun when it is presented as a story, that history is best studied through the reading of great books, and that history is best taught through a world view with an opportunity to learn about different cultures.” In accomplishing that, it also appears that kids will come away with a very cohesive grasp of history, the sense of accomplishment from creating their own book of information about the time period, and wellhoned research, writing, and organizational skills too! Although I’ve seen “the notebook approach” used in unit studies, I love how in this case, it makes the student an active researcher and analyst as they compile their notebook and write their own history. I also love the way the guides speak directly to the student. Being able to manage their own assignments and keep track of their work is an invaluable skill – and terrific college preparation at any age! - Jess EACH LEVEL 1 (exc.noted) . . . 46.00 36.75 039404 Ancients (1-4) 039407 Middle Ages (1-4) 039406 Early Modern (1-4) 004025 Modern Times (3-6) . 49.00 38.75 EACH LEVEL 2 GUIDE . . . . . . 55.00 43.50 003997 Ancients (5-8) 039408 Middle Ages (5-8) 004000 Early Modern (6-8) 045745 Modern Times (6-12) Ancients Level 1 Required Resources: 018005 Encyclopedia of World History (Int-Linked) p/b . . . . 19.99 17.99 010821 Child’s History of the World 33.00 An optional reference used in some lessons, but not absolutely necessary. 010992 Story of the World Vol. 1: Ancient Times . . . . . 17.95 11.45 019095 History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 007992 Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors . . . . 18.99 12.95 019409 Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors . . . . 16.95 12.95 014610 Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book . . . . . . 3.99 3.50 000445 Life in Ancient Rome Coloring Book . . . . . . 4.99 4.25 Ancient China Treasure Chest (OOP) Modern Rhymes for Ancient Times: Ancient Egypt (OOP)
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Middle Ages Level 1 Required Resources: 018005 Encyc. of World History (Int-Linked) p/b . . . . 19.99 17.99 010821 Child’s History of the World 33.00 An optional reference used in some lessons, but not absolutely necessary. 040707 Story of the World Vol. 2: Middle Ages . . . . . . . 17.95 11.45 019103 History Pockets: Native Americans . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 006385 Days of Knights and Damsels . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 12.25 020102 Coloring Book of the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . 4.95 4.45 009378 Knights of the Round Table (Stepping Stones) . . . . 3.99 3.25 003163 Meet Christopher Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 3.95 007913 Shakespeare for Children CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.95 Viking Treasure Chest (OOP) Modern Rhymes for Ancient Times: Ancient Africa (OOP)
Middle Ages Level 2 Required Resources: 003618 Kingfisher History Encyclopedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 017396 Story of Mankind . . . 18.95 14.25 011281 One Thousand & One Arabian Nights (McCaughrean) 14.95 10.95 007300 Door in the Wall . . . . 6.99 5.25 000652 Tales from Shakespeare 4.99 3.95 008660 Beowulf, A New Telling (Nye) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 008252 Story of King Arthur and His Knights . . . . . . . 14.95 11.50 012013 Adv. of Robin Hood . . 5.99 4.50 014775 Castle (Macaulay) . . . . 9.95 7.75 004040 Canterbury Tales (McCaughrean) . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 011300 Tales from Japan . . . 12.95 9.95 002056 Trumpeter of Krakow . 7.99 5.95 004787 Shakespeare Col. Bk . 5.95 5.40 039403 History Odyssey Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 35.75 This is the publisher’s timeline, but you could also make your own. Make This Medieval Castle (OOP)
THE STORY OF THE WORLD (1-5; 9-12) In the quest to cover a little bit of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are lacking in the "fascination" department. I found textbooks very dry as a youngster, and it led me to do a lot of library reading on my own. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this boredom by presenting a chronological history to elementary students using a classical approach and an engaging narrative. The Story of the World consists of a text and a curriculum guide each for four eras of history. The readings in the text provide a base of knowledge for the time period covered, and is augmented by the use of the guide, which conEarly Modern Level 1 Required Resources: tains review questions, suggestions for supple018005 Encycl. of World History mental readings, recommended literature selec (Int-Linked) p/b . . . . 19.99 17.99 Early Modern Level 2 Required Resources: tions, map activities, coloring pages, as well as 010821 Child’s History of the World 33.00 003618 Kingfisher History an abundance of projects that span history, art, An optional reference used in some lessons, Encyclopedia . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 and science that are sure to excite the student. but not absolutely necessary. 017396 Story of Mankind . . . . 18.95 14.25 The text serves as the starting point and back005652 Story of the World Vol 3: 000613 I, Juan de Pareja . . . . . 7.99 5.95 bone of each unit. Chapters are arranged in Early Modern Times . 17.95 11.45 002481 Amos Fortune, Free Man 6.99 5.25 chronological order; in Volume One: Ancient 019099 History Pockets: Colonial 017184 Landing of the Pilgrims 5.99 4.50 Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest America . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 001408 Witch of Blackbird Pond 7.99 6.25 People” followed by chapters on of Egyptian, 019102 History Pockets: Moving 005893 Kidnapped . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.95 Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, West . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 009346 Island of the Blue Dolphins Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, 002028 George the Drummer Boy 3.99 3.45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, 019891 Sam the Minuteman . . 3.99 3.45 000770 Johnny Tremain . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 Celt, and Barbarian history. Each chapter is fur002525 Courage of Sarah Noble 5.99 4.95 020082 American Revolution ther split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts (Bliven) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 that lend themselves well to a short attention Modern Times Level 1 Required Resources: 007700 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 7.99 6.25 spans. History is presented in a story-like format 018005 Encycl. of World History 037712 Captain’s Dog: My Journey that young readers or listeners will appreci (Int-Linked) p/b . . . . 19.99 17.99 w/ Lewis & Clark . . . . . 7.99 6.25 ate. The author emphasizes that the book is 010821 Child’s History of World 33.00 018639 Sign of the Beaver . . . . 7.99 6.25 not intended to give a complete overview of An optional reference used in some lessons, 039403 History Odyssey Timeline 45.00 35.75 the time period, but rather to give the student but not absolutely necessary. This is the publisher’s timeline, but you can a chronological order of major events and an 031209 Story of the World Vol. 4: also make your own. appreciation and understanding of different cul Modern Age . . . . . . . 17.95 11.45 Oliver Twist -Puffin Classics (OOP) tures while presenting it in a way that will foster 009384 Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject (Stepping Stones) . . . . 3.99 3.25 matter. So, while they won't learn the name 001532 Story Thomas Edison . 5.99 4.50 Modern Times Level 2 Required Resources: of every ruler of a civilization, they will absorb 003128 Number the Stars . . . . 7.99 6.25 003618 Kingfisher History Encyc. highlights from an era along with particularly 029853 Breadwinner . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 notable people and events. Parents often com017396 Story of Mankind . . . . 18.95 14.25 ment on exactly how much their children "pick An optional item used in some lessons but up" from Story of the World, often impressing Ancients Level 2 Required Resources: not absolutely necessary. adults and other children with their historical 003618 Kingfisher History Encyc. 000186 Around the World in . knowledge! Mythical stories as well as histori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 80 Days . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 4.50 cal fiction-type passages about young children 017396 Story of Mankind . . . 18.95 14.25 009368 Things Fall Apart . . . . 12.00 8.50 from different cultures are woven into the narra000627 Tales of Ancnt Egypt 4.99 3.95 005891 Jungle Book (Evergreen . tive to stimulate further interest. 006212 Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 Classics) . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 4.25 When a chapter has been read, you and the 013768 Children’s Homer . . . . 9.99 7.75 010516 Adv. of Tom Sawyer . . . 5.99 4.50 students would then turn to the Activity Book. 011255 Greek Myths (Coolidge)7.99 6.25 001878 Rifles for Watie . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, 002748 Theras and His Town 15.99 14.50 -ORpage references are given for four recommended 000631 Caesar’s Gallic War . 16.95 15.25 019905 Red Badge of Courage . 4.95 3.95 supplements: Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 019096 History Pockets: Ancient 016003 Animal Farm . . . . . . . . 9.99 7.50 The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 019931 Anne Frank: Diary of a . The Usborne Book of World History, and the 019098 History Pockets: Ancient Young Girl . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World Greece . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50 013819 To Kill a Mockingbird . 8.99 6.95 History. These selections further flesh out the 039403 History Odyssey Timeline45.00 35.75 046169 Chinese Cinderella . . . . 9.99 7.50 history lessons, particularly for those periods or This is the publisher’s timeline, but you 001469 No Promises in the Wind civilizations where less supplemental reading could also make your own. (Hunt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 is available. When all the chapter reading has Learning Through History Magazine: Anc. Rome been accomplished, the next order of business See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every one. A few sample narrations are also supplied. The student’s narrative is then written and can be illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. You may wish to collect these and place them into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, you may wish to explore the lesson further, using the list of additional history readings and corresponding literature suggestions. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are provided to help you locate these resources. Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. The consumable student pages provided for these "pencil and paper" activities are found at the end of the activity book. These consumable pages may be reproduced by individual families only - not by schools or co-ops. We also now offer them as a standalone, looseleaf packet, if that format is more convenient for you. The chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. Some activities are denoted with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on. Other supplementals include test packets and audio CDs. Test packets offer some structured review for chapters covered, and the audio CDs allow you to listen to the content of the texts on the road or wherever a CD player is available. The chapters come alive as they are read by Jim Weiss, a professional storyteller. Tracks run from three to five minutes each to make it easier to track your progress or find a specific section. While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, and I’m sure even older kids would love to get in on some activities too! 866
Basic Packages include softcover text, activity book and tests. Combo Packages everything in the Basic Package plus student pages. Complete packages include text, activity book, tests and audiobook CDs. You can also get a set of the four audiobook CDs, all four hardcover texts, or all four softcover texts in a package.- Jess SOTWCD Vol. 1-4 CD Set . . 189.80 115.00 SOTWHS Vol. 1-4 HC Texts 99.80 59.95 SOTWSS Vol. 1-4 SC Texts 71.80 43.50 Volume 1: Ancient Times (2nd Ed.) Subtitled "From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor," this volume covers early writing and farming, ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, the Hebrew people, Babylonians, Assyrians, ancient India, ancient China, ancient Africa, Phoenicians, Ancient Greeks, Persia, the Roman empire, the collapse of the Roman empire, early Christianity, Attila the Hun and other barbarians. Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is available in both paperback and hardcover, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. 010992 Text (p/b) . . . . . . . . 17.95 11.45 036454 Text (h/c) . . . . . . . . 24.95 15.95 010993 Curr. Guide/Acty Bk 36.95 23.95 024314 ☼Student Pages only 44.95 28.95 029952 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 9.75 Contains a test for each chapter, made up of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks. Answer key included and tests are 3-hole punched. Reproducible for family use only. 025448 Audiobook CDs . . . 39.95 25.50 An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 7 CDs with a total of 8 hours of running time. SOTW1B Basic Package . . . . . 68.85 41.95 SOW1CP ☼Combo Pack . . . . 80.80 58.95 SOTW1P Complete Pkg . . . . . 108.80 63.95 Story of the World Vol 1 Resources: Although we offer many of the recommended resources for this product, most appear in their appropriate places throughout the catalog. Those listed below are items that we do not necessarily wish to promote and they may contain objectionable content. However, we are offering them for your convenience as they are recommended in the above item. The First Dog Fictional tale of Kip the cave boy, who befriends a paleowolf and takes him home to become the first dog. Note: Contains evolutionary material. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel P. 011763 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 Volume 2: Middle Ages (2nd Ed.) Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, and tells the fascinating story of the "Dark Ages," from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. Like the preceding book, this story of history doesn't limit itself to a dry, white-bread-withoutthe-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole-wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, Australian and American history dur-
ing the period. Fascinating topics abound here, including knights, samurai, Vikings, the rise of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, the Plague, the Mayans, the Incas, Martin Luther, the Reformation, the discovery of the Americas, and much more. A timeline and an index are included at the back. Revised in 2007, this 2nd edition text is available in hc or pb, and activity book is paperback. 040707 Text (p/b 2nd Ed.) . . 17.95 11.45 040706 Text (h/c 2nd Ed.) . . 24.95 15.95 041241 Activity Book . . . . . 38.95 24.75 024319 ☼Student Pages only . 18.95 041243 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 9.75 Contains a test for each chapter, made up of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks. Answer key included and tests are 3-hole punched. Reproducible for family use only. 041242 Audiobook CDs . . . 44.95 28.95 An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time. SOTW2B Basic Package . . . . . 70.85 42.95 SOW2CP ☼Combo Pack . . . . 84.80 62.95 SOTW2P Complete Pkg . . . . . 115.80 67.95 Volume 3: Early Modern Times In 42 chapters, the third volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the "New World", the spread of slavery, the "Sun King" of France, English control in India, imperialist China, The Revolutionary War, Captain Cook's explorations, Age of Industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more. The activity book is available in paperback, and student activity pages are reproducible for families only - not co-ops or schools. - Jess 005652 Text (p/b) . . . . . . . . 17.95 11.45 036456 Text (h/c) . . . . . . . . 24.95 15.95 029797 Activity Book . . . . . 38.95 24.75 024324 ☼Student Pages only . 19.95 031206 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 9.75 Contains a test for each chapter, made up of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks. Answer key included and tests are 3-hole punched. Reproducible for family use only. 031188 Audiobook CDs . . . 49.95 31.95 An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time. SOTW3B Basic Package . . . 70.85 42.95 SOW3CP ☼Combo Pack . . . 85.80 63.95 SOTW3P Complete Pkg . . . 120.80 71.00 Volume 4: Modern Age Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, "From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR." This text contains 42 chapters discussing some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan's Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler's rise to power,
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the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love! The text is available in either paperback or hardcover. The activity book is a bound paperback. - Jess 031209 Text (p/b) . . . . . . . . 17.95 11.45 036457 Text (h/c) . . . . . . . . 24.95 15.95 031207 Activity Book . . . . . 38.95 24.75 024340 ☼Student Pages only . 19.95 031208 Tests . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 9.95 Contains a test for each chapter, made up of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks. Answer key included and tests are 3-hole punched. Reproducible for family use only. 036453 Audiobook CDs . . . 54.95 34.95 An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 11 CDs with a total of 12 hours of running time. SOTW4B Basic Package . . . . 71.85 43.75 SOW4CP Combo Pack . . . . . 86.80 64.95 SOTW4P Complete Pkg . . . . 126.80 75.00 History of the Ancient World (9-12) Have you found yourself wishing that the information in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a “grown-up” version suitable for older students and parents (please note there is some mature content). Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice 041239 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 22.95 History of the Medieval World (9-AD) Parallel to SOTW, V2, this continuation of Susan Wise Bauer’s adult level, readable world history is a “masterful narrative of the middle ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world.” Chronicling world history (not just European), the great conflicts of Europe are linked to power struggles in India and Asia and well-known figures stand side-by-side with others who were equally powerful but less well known to us. 745 pgs, hc. ~ Janice 018010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 22.95 History of the Renaissance World (9-12) Fans of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World are thankful she’s writing a series for young (and not-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance World is third in this series and tells the story of a world in transition. From the end of the First Crusade through the beginnings of our modern world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks to assert their control; ordinary people seizing power even as kings and emperors cling to their “divine rights”; and world-changing catastrophes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Death); even as adventurous exploration opens up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations accompany the very readable text. ~ Janice 008616 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 22.95
History of the _________ World Study & Teaching Guides (9-12) I’ve been waiting for these books for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course. There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done “openbook.” The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the books. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.] The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That’s it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. Ancient – 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb. ~ Janice 012354 Ancient . . . . . . . . . 24.95 15.95 059917 Medieval . . . . . . . . 44.95 28.95 024313 ☼Renaissance . . . . . 44.95 28.95
men. The content of Famous Men of Rome and Famous Men of Greece are very similar to the originals, while Famous Men of the Middle Ages includes new chapters by Rob Shearer. The corresponding Greenleaf Guide holds reading assignments from Famous Men and the supplemental resources. vocabulary lists, pronunciation guides, comprehension questions for the Famous Men stories, a chronological overview of that period of history, a graphic timeline, key dates for the time period, suggested hands-on activities and more. Think of the guide as the lesson plans/teacher resources, and the Famous Men and study package books as the texts for each study. Emphasis is on people and hands-on activities as you study history chronologically in depth. Instead of breezing through all of world history in a year and getting only a smattering of information, use these guides and study packages to really learn about the time periods; with special emphasis on people and cultures. The studies are also Biblically-based and use Biblical standards to evaluate historical figures and events. We offer complete and supplemental packages for each time period in the Greenleaf series. Items in the supplemental packages are specifically recommended in the Greenleaf Guides, so you will need to have the accompanying books to get the most out of each guide. Each study package has enough material to last a school year (or less if used daily). Old Testament History Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History Outlines a reading program of 196 Bible readings, taking you through the history of Israel. Each lesson contains discussion questions, background material, and may include suggestions for activities and/or additional study. 019715 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 10.95 OLDTST Study Package . . . . 60.92 41.50 Includes Greenleaf Guide and the three supplemental resources listed below. Old Testament Required Resources: 000277 How the Bible Came to Us (2-7) . . . . . . . . . 12.99 8.75 000167 Student Bible Atlas 12.99 9.95 020061 Chron. and Background Charts for the Old Testament . . . . . . . 21.99 12.95 Ancient Egypt
Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt Ten lessons (each lasting 1-2 weeks) using the books included in the study package. 008934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.50 GREENLEAF GUIDES (2-7) These homeschool history staples have been ANCEGY Study Package . . . . 71.82 54.00 Includes Greenleaf Guide and the six suparound for quite a few years now and remain plemental resources listed below popular as a flexible, "unit study"-like program that covers history chronologically and indepth, using excellent supplemental resources. Ancient Egypt Required Resources: 4.50 For most historical periods covered, there is a 008935 Pharaohs of Anc. Egypt 5.99 7.75 Famous Men book and a Greenleaf Guide. (For 014224 Pyramid (Macaulay) . 9.95 Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, readings are 014223 Tut’s Mummy...Lost and Found (2-3) . . . . . . . 3.99 3.25 found in other sources, including the Bible and supplemental resources.) Famous Men books 001359 Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt . . . . . 21.00 14.75 are reprinted from the original editions (1904) and include the original preface as well as a 008942 Mummies Made in Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 new preface. These volumes feature stories and black-and-white illustrations on the featured 040698 Sahara Desert . . . . . 13.95 13.75
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Famous Men of Greece 30 chapters, each containing a biographical sketch of an important Grecian figure. Discussion questions and activities included. 014811 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 14.95 008946 Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95 8.50 Guide incorporates plans, activities, helps based on Famous Men and other books in study package. 020129 Timechart . . . . . . . . 4.95 4.25 Laminated timechart displays the history of ancient Greece from the year 3000 B.C. to 150 B.C. 11" x 34" timechart expands vertically. ANCGRC Study Package . . . . 76.79 58.00 Includes the actual books referenced in the guides: Famous Men of Greece, Greenleaf Guide, Timechart, and the four required resources listed below.
Famous Men of the Middle Ages Main text for study package. As with other Famous Men books, it contains biographical sketches of famous men of the period, from Germanic chiefs to Joan of Arc (famous woman!). Other featured individuals include Attila, Patrick of Ireland, Charlemagne, Mohammed, Canute, and Marco Polo. Revised edition includes five new chapters by Rob Shearer, 36 chapters total. 015551 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 14.95 009080 Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95 8.50 Lesson plans and resources for studying the Middle Ages using texts below. MDLAGE Study Package . . . . 82.83 59.00 This package includes the actual books referenced in the guides: Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Greenleaf Guide, Castle (Macaulay), Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, and the Penguin Atlas of Ancient Greece Required Resources: Medieval History. 013768 The Children’s Homer 9.99 7.75 MDLAGS Greenleaf Study Pkg 65.83 48.00 020078 Trial and Death of Socrates This is identical to the package offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 3.50 by Greenleaf Press and includes: Famous 045957 Story of the Iliad . . . . . 9.95 8.50 Men of the Middle Ages, Greenleaf Guide, 012737 Penguin Historical Atlas . Castle (Macaulay), Cathedral: The Story of Ancient Greece . . . 21.00 14.75 of Its Construction, and Medieval Life (Eyewitness Book). Ancient Greece Recommended Resources: 011620 Ancient Greece (DK) . . 9.99 7.50 Middle Ages Required Resources: 012055 Clssic Myths to Rd Ald 16.00 11.50 014775 Castle (Macaulay) . . . 9.95 7.75 004943 Mythology (Hamilton) 10.00 7.75 014776 Cathedral: The Story of Its 013786 d'Aulaires Grk Myths . 19.95 13.95 Construction . . . . . 11.99 8.95 007994 Classical Kids:Acty Guide to 023957 Penguin Atlas of Medieval Anc. Greece & Rome . 16.95 12.95 History . . . . . . . . . 17.00 11.95 014610 Dover Color Bk . . . . . . 3.99 3.50 011630 Medieval Life (Eyewitness Book) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 11.95 Ancient Rome The above is part of the Middle Ages package offered by Greenleaf press as a replaceFamous Men of Rome ment for the Penguin Atlas of Medieval 30 chapters, each a biographical sketch of a History (#023957), but The Penguin Atlas figure important to Roman history. Main text is the text actually referenced by the guide. for the study guide. Featured Romans include Romulus, Cato, Julius Caesar, Pompey, Sulla, Renaissance & Reformation Marcus Aurelius and Constantine. 014861 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 14.95 Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation 009021 Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95 8.50 (5+) Lesson plans and guide for the study of The next in the Greenleaf history series, coverAncient Rome. ing the period from 1300-1550. Biographical 020130 Timechart . . . . . . . . 4.95 4.25 sketches of over 30 of the most important peoThis laminated timechart shows the history ple of this period include chapters on Petrarch, of Ancient Rome from 800 B.C. to 1400 Giotto, the Medici, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, A.D. 11" x 34" timechart expands vertically. Dürer, Thomas More, Erasmus, Wycliff, Hus, ANCROM Study Package . . . . 75.83 57.00 Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Menno Simons, Tyndale Includes Famous Men of Rome, Greenleaf and Knox. 75+ black and white illustrations. Guide, Timechart and the two supplemental 006402 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 14.95 resources listed below 006403 Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95 8.50 Study guide referencing the Famous Men Ancient Rome Required Resources: and other resource books to lead an explora009034 Romans . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 tion of this period with a definitive Christian 014777 City: A Story of Roman Planning outlook. Guide contains lesson plans, some and Construction . . 10.99 8.50 textual information, discussion questions, 012738 Penguin Historical Atlas of and suggestions for related activities. Ancient Rome . . . . 20.00 13.95 RENREF Study Package . . . . 45.85 37.00 Includes Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation, Greenleaf Guide, and Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation Ren & Ref Required Resources: 045956 Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation . . . . . . . . 15.95 868
Renaissance & Reformation Biographies: 024989 Artist of the Reformation (4-8) . . . . 12.95 10.95 000912 Beggar’s Bible (3-9) . . 9.99 8.25 000910 Bible Smuggler (3-9) . 9.99 8.25 000750 Man Who Laid the Egg 9.99 8.25 000909 Night Preacher (3-9) . 9.99 8.25 000911 Secret Church (3-9) . . 9.99 8.25 000752 Thunderstorm in the Church (3-9) . . . . . . . . 8.25 RRBIOS (7 items above) . . . . . 85.84 68.00 16th & 17th Century: Famous Men of the 16th & 17th Century (2-7) Features 28 biographies of men and women who were prominent during this time period beginning with Catherine de’ Medici (15191589) through Louis XIV (1638-1715). Samplings of other famous people profiled are: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, John Smith, Galileo, William Bradford, Blaise Pascal, Rembrandt, John Locke, and many others. There is a slight overlap of biographies in this book and the Memoria Press Famous Men of Modern Times, as both books contain biographies for Henry of Navarre, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Gustavus Adolphus, Galileo, and Cardinal Richelieu. ~ Deanne 033543 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.95 ~~~~~~~~ DIANA WARING'S HISTORY REVEALED (3-12) Diana Waring is once again publishing her History Revealed! program, most recently published by Answers in Genesis. Diana Waring embodies the concept that learning should be alive for students, enjoyable, and memorable in both approach and content. Her foundational perspective is that God’s redemptive presence is visible throughout all ages and all history. The goal of History Revealed! is for students to discover history from a Biblical worldview, and to explore history through a curriculum that honors your God-given design. This means learning and expressing what you’ve learned in a way that best fits you and who you are. It is designed to guide students through a study of world history from a Biblical perspective. The curriculum does this by providing numerous learning opportunities which include: reading, discussing, researching, music, art, architecture, science projects, cooking, journalism, drama, mapping, graphic design, vocabulary and more. Designed as a multi-learning style program, the units in these courses are based on a four-week cycle through the four basic learning styles, and each course includes 9 units. All the activities and projects during each of these weeks utilize one of the four different learning styles – feeler, thinker, sensor, and intuitor – making this curriculum easy to use with any child, teenager or even adult who wants to study history from a Biblical perspective. Extensive lists of books (including descriptions) help students discover and explore history. This series gives evidence that history the way the Bible tells it is correct, and is divided into 3 periods: Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, and Napoleon to the Korean War. From students to teachers, high school to college-bound, professors to 10-year olds, the praise and acclaim for this series is widespread; crossing not only state lines but
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also international borders. The Teacher Guides feature suggested monthly schedules, activity explanations, teacher helps, weekly assessment suggestions, topic suggestions for research and reading, and internet links for further research. Small-format student pages are provided to help keep you and your student on the same page. Icons mark teaching tips, discussion questions, and opportunities to engage students spiritually. Each icon is accompanied by a shaded box with instruction and/or information. An Appendix contains maps with the answers to workbook mapping activities. All other materials which were previously found in the appendix are in the student pages and small format in the teacher edition. Timeline dates are aligned to Ussher’s chronology, and King Ahasuerus in the book of Esther is identified with the Persian King Darius rather than Xerxes. The Student Manuals contain introductory articles for each unit to provide an overview of that period of history, lots of options for handson projects and topics for further research, book lists organized by age group, discussion questions, and self-evaluation questions at the end of each phase in every lesson. People who have had the opportunity to hear Diana Waring speak live at a homeschooling convention have experienced an amazing thing - they’ve told me so. It’s impossible to not be drawn in by the enthusiasm, the incredible depth of knowledge, love for the subject, and the dynamic style which characterizes Diana’s seminars and workshops. That same experience can be at your very finger-tips with the What in the World? CDs. Diana presents the history of the world in 3 different volumes. These 4-disc sets describe people and events based upon archeology and research. Through listening to her recordings you will hear and envision God’s influence throughout the periods of history. These CDs correspond to the curriculum and tracks are rearranged to align with Ussher’s chronology. Although central to Diana’s curriculum, these CDs can be used as a supplement to other history programs or for the history buff who just wants to informally learn a little more. Test Kits cover the material taught in Phase 1 of each unit. Each test includes matching, essay and short answer questions. New for 2016 are Essentials Packs. These include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus three NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealed’s four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options – 3-Day (1.5 – 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a non—traditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/ teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more),
you’ll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Waring’s multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness. Additional resources that complement the program include: True Tales CDs, Digging Deeper CDs and an Elementary Activity Book. True Tales are 3-CD sets which allow you to experience a guided tour of history as Diana Waring skillfully tells fascinating stories of people and places of long ago. Digging Deeper CDs present facts from history and specifically church history. For younger students, there is an Elementary Activity Book. This fun activity book for grades K-4, parallels units for older students, making it possible for older and younger students to study the same period at different levels. Bursting with pictures to color, maps and mazes, crafts, science experiments, recipes, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, coded messages, somewhat silly songs to sing, goofy games, and many more fun things, parents and children alike will greatly appreciate history set at a simpler level. All instructions for activities are included right in the book. Much of the teaching for this book is found in the What in the World? CDs which the author suggests you use to gain an overview in your study. When and what to listen to is listed in the Teacher Guide and Student book, but you could probably figure this part out for yourself and eliminate the need for the additional purchase. We offer packages of all resources for each time period in several different bundles as well as book packs of recommended literature.
Ancient Civilizations & the Bible Book Packs These packs were compiled by Diana Waring for use with her Ancient Civilizations and the Bible Study Guide. Although it would be wonderful to have access to all the books referenced in the guide, Diana realizes that this isn’t always practical and has thus provided three different packs. The Economy Pack provides just the essentials. The Basic Pack contains the essentials and some others that are also very useful. The largest pack, the Deluxe Pack, holds all the essentials plus extras that are also nice to have for your study. In case you wish to upgrade, Add-On packs are also available. Sometimes books used in the packs below go out of print. We will make every effort to have the stock we need, however, if a book becomes unavailable, we'll substitute with another book of the author's (Diana Waring) choosing. Please note that because of this, not all books are directly referenced in the study guide.
ACIVEC Economy Book Pack 253.60 175.95 Includes all resources in the first group below. 000167 Student Bible Atlas . . 12.99 9.95 005109 Adam and His Kin . . . 9.00 6.95 005420 DC Cook Journey Through the Bible . . . . . . . . . 29.99 19.95 030666 Ancient World (Usborne Internet-Linked) . . . . 14.99 13.49 008097 Josephus: The Essential Writings . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95 014811 Famous Men of Greece 14.95 033630 Famous Men of Rome 16.95 14.50 047087 Rose Bible Basics: Why Trust the Bible . . . . . 14.99 4.95 009750 Within the Palace Gates 7.99 7.50 024270 Ancient Mesopotamia 35.00 25.95 Ancient Civilizations & the Bible 045944 Seven Wonders of the The first of the three studies and covers the time Ancient World . . . . . 19.99 13.95 period from Creation to Christ. Diana shows the 004629 Cyrus the Persian . . . . 7.79 6.95 hand of God as it influenced events from earliest 037574 New Evidence That man to the empires of Greece and Rome. Demands a Verdict . . 29.99 19.95 001549 Teacher Guide . . . . . . . 39.97 050570 Archeology (Eyewitness)16.99 11.95 001515 Student Manual . . . . . . 29.97 025724 What in the World? Vol 1 21.97 ACIVEB Ancient Civilizations Economy-to043425 Test Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 Basic Add-On Pack . . . 109.95 065491 Essentials Pack . . . . . . 89.97 To go from the Economy Pack to the Basic 003305 True Tales Volume 1 . . 19.97 Pack adds the following books: 043426 Digging Deeper Vol 1 . . 19.97 001808 Alexander the Great . 6.95 5.50 This volume includes “In Depth Study of 016907 Ancient Rome! . . . . . 12.95 8.78 Noah’s Ark,” “In Depth Study of the 7 006384 New Answers Book . 14.99 10.95 Wonders of the Ancient World,” and “In 008965 Greeks . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 Depth Study of the First Christmas.” 009034 Romans . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 HRACBS Standard Pack . . . . 150.81 139.95 011743 Look What Came fr Egypt Includes Student Manual, Teacher Guide, (Machines at Work) . . 6.95 5.50 True Tales V1, What in the World V1, Test 013793 Celebrating Biblical Feasts Kit, Digging Deeper CDs and #2276 below. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 10.95 002276 Well-Kept Secrets of Biblical 014131 Mathematicians are People, Education CD . . . . . . . . 9.97 Too, Vol. 1 . . . . . . . 20.97 19.50 HRACBF Full Family Pack . . 163.78 153.95 031613 Ben Hur . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.75 Includes everything in the Standard Pack, 017579 Cat of Bubastes . . . . . 7.95 6.75 plus Elementary Activity Book. 035378 Simple Machines Gr. 4-6 002665 Ancient Civs Elementary (Machines & Motion) 15.99 11.50 Activity Book . . . . . . . . 12.97 007687 Cleopatra (Stanley) . . . 7.99 5.95 005167 Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50
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ACIVBD Basic-to-Deluxe Add-On Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186.57 132.95 To go from the Basic Pack to the Deluxe Pack, you would add the following books: 013357 Kregel Pictorial Guide to the Temple . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.50 004148 Young Carthaginian (pb)14.95 13.75 006211 Mara, Daughter of the Nile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 006212 Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 006757 Genesis: Finding Our Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 11.45 011232 Titus: Comrade of the Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 6.25 041228 Jesus Storybook Bible 17.99 11.25 014224 Pyramid / Macaulay . . 9.95 7.75 018995 Make It Work! Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 7.50 022542 Vinegar Boy . . . . . . . . 9.99 6.50 023560 Strongholds of the 10-40 Window . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 9.75 007999 Old Testament Days 18.95 13.95 023503 Apocrypha . . . . . . . . 18.95 13.25 011621 Ancient Rome (Eyewit) 9.99 7.50 035986 Tools of the Ancient Romans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.50 ACIVDL Ancient Civilizations Deluxe Book Pack . . . . . . . 607.81 402.00 All books in the Economy, Economy-toBasic and the Basic-to-Deluxe packs. Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries The second study in this series covers AD30 to AD1799, also known as Resurrection to Revolution. This edition covers from the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, when God is turning the tides of human destiny in miraculous ways. The church of Jesus Christ explodes throughout the world; uncharted regions are explored, distant cultures are united, religious wars burst into flame; technology, medicine, philosophy and art sweep nations into bitter turmoil and proud independence. Through it all, God is moving behind the scenes to accomplish His purposes, inviting kings and peasants alike into His kingdom. 043701 Teacher Guide . . . . . . . . 39.97 043700 Student Manual . . . . . . . 29.97 025855 What in the World? Vol 2 21.97 043427 Test Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 065492 Essentials Pack . . . . . . 89.97 003314 True Tales Vol. 2 . . . . . . 19.97 043428 Digging Deeper Vol 2 . . 19.97 This volume includes the first 3 discs of what was once titled “That’s Why They Call It Grace: Church History.” HRRRRS Standard Pack . . . . 150.81 139.95 Includes Teacher Guide, Student Manual, Test Kit, What in the World V2, True Tales V2, Digging Deeper V2 and #5786 below. 005786 All Glory, Laud and Honor Christian Hymns CD . . . 9.97 HRRRRF Full Family Pack . . . 163.78 153.95 Includes everything in the Standard Pack above, plus the Elementary Activity Book. 043702 Elementary Acty Bk . . . 12.97 RRRPRM Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Required Res Pk . . . 316.53 229.95 These are the items most essential for use in this study. 870
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Highlights include w/ Sir Francis Drake! . . 9.95 7.50 Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, Queen 024990 Ocean of Truth . . . . . 12.95 10.95 Victoria, colonization, nationalism, missions, 033420 George Washington . (DK World War I, communism, and World War II. Biography) . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 Discover how God works through the lives of 043369 Revival Fire . . . . . . . . 14.99 9.95 specific people, through events the world over, 018149 Marco Polo . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.25 and through His Church – even in seemingly tumultuous times. RRRSEC Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries 053973 Teacher Guide . . . . . . . . 39.97 Secondary Resrc Pk 166.43 125.95 053972 Student Manual . . . . . . . 29.97 These items would be beneficial to have 025874 What in the World? 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Learn 018693 William Penn (HOH) . . 9.99 6.95 more about the history of geology in the 049068 Marquis de Lafayette . . 8.50 6.95 late 1700’s/early 1800’s, the life of Charles 057298 French Revolution: Terror Darwin, and the Scopes Trial. and Triumph . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.50 HRWWWF Full Family Pack . 163.78 153.95 048461 Conversion of the Irish from Includes everything in the the Standard Pack St. Patrick to 700AD . . . . 9.95 plus the Elementary Activity Book. RRRADD Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries 053971 WE, WM, WW Elementary Add'l Resource Pack . 23.98 15.50 Activity Book . . . . . . . . 12.97 These items are the least necessary in this study. 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may be the perfect supplement to your family’s Historical Fiction Pack Includes: 005030 Cheaper by the Dozen 14.99 10.95 studies. There are two complementary options 006045 Anne of Green Gables 5.99 4.50 available, depending on the extent of support you prefer. Binder Builders are the most com008977 Around the World in 80 Days (Signet Classic) 5.95 4.50 prehensive of the two supplements and include notebooking pages to summarize the What 010719 Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 in the World CDs, Architecture, Art, Books, Important Figures, Music, Science, Creativity, 007552 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95 and a timeline with timeline markers. Mini-book 056350 Pride & Prejudice . . . . 4.99 3.95 templates (minimum 2 per unit) are also includ022780 Oliver Twist . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95 ed. Options abound to record your personal 023475 Journey to Topaz . . . . 10.00 8.50 history studies journey. You will need to provide WWWYSP Younger Students Add-On 025619 Journey to America . . 7.99 5.95 a 3 ring binder, colored cardstock paper, scis Pack . . . . . . . . . . . 149.64 105.00 030623 Jane Eyre . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 5.75 sors, glue, brads, stapler, hole puncher, crayons/colored pencils, and tabs for the dividers. Younger Student Add-On Pack Includes: 032048 Unpleasantness at the Looking for a more scaled down notebook000892 Cameron Townsend (CHT&N) Bellona Club . . . . . . . 14.99 10.95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 6.95 033424 Kim (Rudyard Kipling) 4.99 3.95 ing alternative? A Journey Through Learning 010148 Jim Elliot (CHT & N) . . 9.99 6.95 056230 Secret Adversary . . . . 13.99 10.50 also offers Notebooking Pages to accompa025930 Martha Ann’s Quilt for . 058458 Freckles . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 ny the History Revealed Student Manuals. 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Designed to give you a jumpstart in the Louis Pasteur . . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 prepping, planning, and grading aspects of the MEMORIA PRESS HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 051394 Emancipation Procl. . 8.95 3.50 courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide pro- MEMORIA PRESS CLASSICAL STUDIES (3-12) WWWOSP Older Students Add-On vides an overview of History Revealed’s four It seems we should expect almost any academic Pack . . . . . . . . . 233.41 175.00 phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, offering from Memoria Press – and just when and Expression as well as an introduction to the we’ve become accustomed to thinking of them package components. The Basic Lesson Plan for Latin and Logic. “Hot off the presses” so Older Student Add-On Pack Includes: gives two options – 3-Day (1.5 – 2 hour ses- to speak (many are still in Beta testing format), 058460 War of 1812 . . . . . . . 7.95 6.95 sions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) pro- these history guides (kissing cousins to the 004887 Sowers - Florence Nightingale viding a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is literature guides) have all the quality features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.95 the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of we associate with Memoria. They are well055913 Fields of Fury: Civil War24.99 16.95 a non—traditional learning approach is know- organized, user-friendly, academically chal011566 Hitler . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95 ing how to establish grades. This set provides lenging, and graphically pleasing. Memoria 014457 Arab-Israeli Conflict (20th guidelines for students (to know what to focus believes that reading is not a passive activity; Century Perspective) . . 26.95 on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics that it requires an active, discriminating mind, 015644 Surviving Hitler: Boy in for research projects, linguistic presentations, one that has been challenged to think, compare, Nazi Death Camps . . . 6.99 5.50 cultural/science projects, art projects, music and contrast. That philosophy is evident in 029688 Gladys Alyward - The presentations (and more), you’ll feel comfort- these guides. Student Guides are consumable, providing Little Woman . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 able and capable of giving a fair and encourag051049 Mosaic: Childs Recollections ing grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana space for the student to write. Each book is Russian Revolution . . . . 13.95 Waring’s multi-sensory and biblical worldview approached in much the same way, although 000675 Scientists of Faith: 48 Biographies approach to world history has been loved and with increasing depth – vocabulary, compre of Historic Scientists and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs add hension and discussion questions, quotations, Their Christian Faith 14.99 10.95 a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice composition, and miscellaneous literary analysis 002440 Passion for the Impossible: EACH ESSENTIALS PACK . . . . . 89.97 activities (sequencing, literary terms, dictation, poetry connections, etc.). Although there is Life of Lilias Trotter . 15.99 9.30 065491 Ancient Civ. & the Bible consistency from lesson to lesson, there is also 004037 God's Smuggler . . . . 14.99 10.95 065492 Romans, Reformers, Rev. 027209 Louisiana Purchase . . 26.95 19.95 065493 World Empires, World Missions, WW an extra activity provided with each lesson, and these are quite varied. Background informa033599 William Booth and His Salvation Army . . . . . 12.99 11.50 History Revealed! Binder Builders/Notebooking tion on the author and the book is included. Teacher Guides provide full-text answer keys 050729 World War II (COF) . . 8.95 6.75 Pages (4-7) Looking for a fun way to notebook your his- that include talking points for the discussion WWWHFP Historical Fiction Add-On tory expeditions? These practical, easy to use questions. The TG also provides reproducible Pack . . . . . . . . . . 151.72 115.00 resources from A Journey Through Learning quizzes and a final test. 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D'Aulaires Greek Myths (3-8) This program explores this classic of Greek mythology. Each of the 30 lessons is broken down into five days. Students read the selected pages from D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, familiarize themselves with the "Facts to Know". discuss and define vocabulary words, and answer comprehension questions (written to capture the essence of the characters and the main ideas of each story, which encourage students to think about the reading and provide meaningful answers). The final section uses the fantastic illustrations found in D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths as a springboard for further discussion questions. Recurring activities encourage children to draw a picture of their favorite god or story and work on a list of things from today which borrow the names or symbols of Greek gods and goddesses. A pronunciation guide in the back breaks down all the tricky Greek names for smoother reading. ~ Steph 013786 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95 032726 Student . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 032727 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 DGMSET Greek Myths Set . . 55.85 41.95 Includes D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, plus Student and Teacher Study Guides. 050970 Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15 056796 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 Famous Men Series (4-8) What do you get when you cross an experienced homeschool publisher with an excellent, hundred-year-old textbook series? You guessed it! A quality educational tool. And that is exactly what Memoria Press (publishers of Latina Christiana) has provided us in their rendition of the Famous Men series. The original texts by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland have been edited by Leigh Lowe, reset into a pleasing larger print, double column format, and interspersed with fascinating illustrations. The result is a highly readable text. The aim of the original authors was to make an interesting story of each life and through these stories - told in a simple and dignified style - to make the study of history a pleasure. This goal is being realized and strengthened by the addition of quality full-color illustrative artwork which includes drawings such as the Acropolis of Athens, action scenes from the art world such as the Danes embarking for the invasion of England, various busts and portraits of famous men, and artwork taken from pottery. As you might expect, the Famous Men books from Memoria are quite similar to those from Greenleaf, with some minor differences (illustrations are full-color here and blackand-white in Greenleaf versions). However, the similarity ends here, as the student and teacher guides from Memoria are very different than the Greenleaf Guides. The Student Guide accompanying each Memoria Press book is a year-long consumable workbook course which comprehensively covers the corresponding Famous Men book. Each two-page lesson includes famous quotes, key people and places, vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and an activities section. Suggested activities include map work, timelines, discussion questions, small research compositions and art projects. A review lesson is provided after every five lessons. Additional resource information 872
varies with the course and includes pronunciation guides, maps (of ancient Rome & Italy as well as modern Europe in the Rome book), “Who Said That?” worksheets, timelines, drawing pages, and literary excerpts from the time period that can be used as copywork (Modern Times). The Teacher Guide includes a full-text answer key for the Student Guide, tests that correspond to the reviews and a final exam. The tests and exam are not reproducible but the student could easily write answers on another paper thus making them non-consumable. The Rome TE includes history drill questions and an European geography test. Flashcards are now available for the Greece, Rome, and Middle Ages series. These list the “famous man” on one side and basic information about him on Trojan War (6-8) the other. Flashcards are also available for the Olivia Coolidge wrote an exciting history of Greek Myths guide. ~ Janice the Trojan War specifically for middle school students. Memoria Press’ detailed study guide Famous Men of Greece (4-8) provides a road map through this book and its 30 biographies including Agememnon, myriad of characters. Coverage includes thirty Lycurgus, Aristides the Just, Pericles, Socrates, lessons on Parts I – VI plus four quizzes and Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and Ptolemy, two mastery word reviews. Student Guides are with an intro section on the gods of Greece and consumable worktexts. Lessons cover Reading a closing section on the Fall of Greece (146 Notes, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions, B.C.), 172 pgs, pb. Quotation, and Enrichment (mapwork, addition034316 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 al vocabulary work, and an on-going Character 008573 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 Catalog. Teacher Guides are full-text answer 008576 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 keys with four reproducible Quizzes (and FMGSET Set of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95 answer keys). 050971 Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.45 011265 Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.50 035537 Student Guide . . . . 11.95 10.25 Famous Men of Rome (4-8) 035540 Teacher Guide . . . . 12.95 11.15 30 biographies starting with Romulus ending TRJNWR Set of 3 Above . . . . 31.85 24.90 with Constantine and including the Tarquins, Horatius, Cincinnatus, Regulus, Cato, Marius, Horatius at the Bridge (6-AD) Cicerto, and Titus. Concludes with a short section Memoria Press has a knack for giving parents on the end of the Western Empire. 157 pgs, pb. the confidence to tackle heavy literature with 033630 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 their children. This is done by providing back027053 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 ground historical information on the authors and 027054 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 their time period as well as historical material FMMNRM Set of 3 above . . 52.85 39.95 relevant to the literature itself. Do a little study050972 Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.45 ing in here before teaching the lessons and you 056803 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 should be able to answer your kids’ questions like a professor! Famous Men of The Middle Ages (4-8) Horatius at the Bridge is a story from ancient 31 biographies including Attila the Hun, Rome, so it would be a great addition to any Mohammed, Charlemagne, Egbert the Saxon, study of ancient culture or even a Latin language Canute the Great, Louis IX, Marco Polo, Henry program. I like to see stories added to language V, and Gutenberg. The book starts with a secstudies. It gives the words some context about tion on the gods of the Teutons. 207 pgs, pb. the people who speak it (or in the case of Latin, 034317 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 spoke it.) This story is a ballad or poem format. 006075 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 Parents are guided on meter and pronunciation. 006080 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 Each verse has a summary and characters are FMMDAG Set of 3 above . . 52.85 39.95 explained. There are lesson plans to follow. 050973 Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.45 Hard names and words are spelled out phoneti056804 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 cally and defined alongside the poem itself. This saves a lot of time with a dictionary. Famous Men of Modern Times (4-8) In the back is a study guide for students. 33 biographies including Columbus, Suleiman Comprehension questions are in sections and the Magnificent, Sir Francis Drake, Galileo, have plenty of space for kids to write their Peter the Great, George Washington, Napoleon, answers here. Some exercises are matching and Abraham Lincoln. Please note that there vocabulary words to synonyms, but most require is some overlap between this version and a sentence or two to answer. There are maps of Greenleaf's Famous Men of the 16th and 17th the various Roman regions, a glossary of ancient Century. 165 pgs, pb. place names and their modern equivalents, 042699 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 and a comprehensive test with 19 questions 043848 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 that require kids to write one or two sentence 043849 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 answers. A complete answer key to the study FMMDTM All 3 above . . . . . . 52.85 39.95 guide questions and the test are in the back. Not reproducible. 75 pgs, pb ~ Sara 003113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.95 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Dorothy Mills Histories Series (6-9) This series – edited and reprinted by Memoria Press – was originally written in the 1920s for middle school students. Its highly readable text plus the comprehensive-without-being-overwhelming student guides combined with the just-the-answers-ma’am teacher’s books ensure these courses will be loved by students and parents alike. The author provides a thorough look at political history, literature, and art – the means by which the spirit of a nation is expressed. Texts include maps, illustrations (artwork, ruins, and drawings), and quotes from the significant who walk through the halls of time. Designed as a consumable worktext, Student Books include lessons which divide the readings into manageable chunks. Each lesson includes Facts to Know, Quotes, Vocabulary, Comprehensive Questions, and Activities (timeline and others). Periodic reviews cover Vocabulary, People, Places, Things, Geography as well as Who Said That? The Teacher Books are full-text answer keys and include reproducible test masters (corresponding to Reviews) and test answers. The Ancient Romans Student Book and Teacher Book are still in beta form at the time of this writing. Accompanying each history course is a literature study: Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey paired with the Book of Ancient Greeks; The Aeneid paired with the Book of Ancient Romans; and Augustine’s City of God paired with the Book of the Ancient World. One strong emphasis in these literature courses (which could be used as stand alone studies) is the identification, understanding, and memorization of quotations. Student Books are consumable worktexts with lessons that include Identify Places and Characters, Comprehension Questions, Quotations, and Discussion Questions. Teacher Books are fulltext answer keys with reproducible tests and tests answer keys. Tests include identification of people and places, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, a section on quotations and one on memorization. ~ Janice
Book of The Middle Ages (6-AD) A comprehensive look at the Middle Ages which covers the fall of the Roman Empire, the early Church, the Byzantine Empire, Islam and the Arab Conquests, Charlemagne, the Norsemen, and the beginning of the National States. There is also a broad-based look at the medieval church, monks and monasteries, feudalism, the age of chivalry, the Crusades, the towns, trade and commerce, travel, the friars, education/learning, and government. The book concludes with the Hundred’s Years War and the close of the Middle Ages. 003107 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.60 023879 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 023913 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 BKMDAG Set of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey (7-AD) Covers Iliad Books 1 – 24 and Odyssey Books 1-24; one lesson per "book." Appendices include a section on Genealogies (Trojans and Greeks), Friends & Foes of Iliad, Greek and Trojan characters, Weaponry & Armor in Homer, Ship Terminology, and Character References. The Teacher Book for this study is a wraparound format with reduced copies of a full-text answer key. Helps for the teacher include Background & Drill, Discussion Help, Questions to Mark for Tests, Teacher Notes, and Essays & Assignments. The DVDs add an extra in-class type of dimension to these studies. Professionally done, these compelling lectures from knowledgeable classical instructor Sean Brooks provide background and cultural depth. The five (Iliad) or six (Odyssey) disc sets include lectures for each “book” covering background information, themes, and culture of the time period. One other great side benefit of watching these lectures is that the correct pronunciation for all the characters and places in these books will no longer be a mystery. 011158 Iliad . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 10.45 023637 Iliad Student Guide 11.95 10.25 023829 Iliad Teacher Guide 12.95 11.15 Book of Ancient Greeks (6-9) 056829 Iliad DVD . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95 Covers Greek history from 776 BC to 323 BC ILIADS Iliad Set . . . . . . . . . 81.90 68.50 in 27 lessons with four reviews, four tests, and 011199 Odyssey . . . . . . . . . 12.00 10.45 one final exam. 023653 Odyssey Student Gd 11.95 10.25 049932 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.60 023839 Odyssey Teacher Gd 12.95 11.15 049934 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 015295 Odyssey DVD . . . . 45.00 38.95 049935 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 OYSSYS Odyssey Set . . . . . . 81.90 68.50 BKANGK Set of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95 ILDODY Iliad & Odyssey Set 163.80 132.00 Both student guides, teacher guides & books Book of Ancient Romans (6-9) Covers Roman history 753 BC to 476 AD in Aeneid (8-AD) 26 lessons with five reviews, five tests, and one Covers Books I-XII. The Teacher Guide final exam. for this study is a wraparound format with 052947 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.60 reduced copies of a full-text answer key to the 051674 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 Student Guide. Helps for the teacher include 051675 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 Background & Drill, Discussion Help, Questions BKANRM Set of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95 to Mark for Tests, Teacher Notes, and Essays & Assignments. Appendices include Maps, secBook of Ancient World (6-9) tions on Drill Exercises (questions), Chapter Covers Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Hittites, Summarizations, Memorization Selection, four Ancient Persia, and Phoenecia in 28 lessons Quizzes (reproducible with answers) and both with six reviews, six unit tests, and a final test. a Mid-Term and a Final Exam. The profes049936 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.60 sionally done DVDs provide the instructional 049938 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 element that is valuable for understanding the 049939 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 background and culture of the book and its time BKANWD Set of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95 period. Instructor Elizabeth Pierce also covers epic themes. See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
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☼Medea & Other Plays (8-12) The Euripides plays are typically covered after a general introduction to the Greek plays since he is known for further development of the tragedy. For instance, the well-known literary device deus ex machina was developed by Euripides. In this course from Memoria Press, the revenge of Medea and Hecabe and the Underworld adventures of Heracles are read and studied with the continuing goal of expressing the Central One Idea. The exercises for each play take the reader through the stages toward that goal: preparation (Pre-Grammar), vocabulary and comprehension questions (Grammar), Socratic discussion questions (Logic) and student essays (Rhetoric). The Book (text of plays) includes Medea, Hecabe, Electra, and Heracles. The Student Book, covering the same plays, is a consumable worktext. The Teacher Guide has the same pages with answers provided plus quizzes for each play and a final exam as well as answers for these. Both books have some general instructional material and teaching notes for each play. The Set includes the Book, Student and Teacher books. The instructional DVDs are a separate purchase. Student - 100 pgs; Teacher – 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice 064501 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00 7.95 063857 Student . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 063858 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 027050 ☼DVDs . . . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95 MOPEPK Book/Student/Tchr Set46.90 36.50 027050 DVDs . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95 Orestian Trilogy by Aeschylus (9-AD) A new series for Memoria Press – Greek Tragedy – and the Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus, a three-part tale of murder and revenge, is the starting point. This course also departs from the typical Memoria pattern in that it provides more self-study helps. The consumable Student Guide provides a step-by-step plan for study which includes introductory essays on getting to the heart of the reading and how to mark a book (as you read.) There are comprehension questions based on those essays and the introduction. The study plan for each play involves a “pre-grammar” section (preparatory questions), completing a vocabulary segment, reading the study guide info and reading/marking the text, answering comprehension questions (grammar stage info), Socratic discussion questions (logic stage), and written/oral expression (rhetoric stage). A memorization and recitation section in the Appendix leads the student through completion of this aspect of the study. The Teacher Guide provides filled-in answers to the Student Guide questions, quizzes for each of the plays, a final exam, and an answer key. Student books bout 80 pgs, pb; Teacher books about 100 pgs, pb. ~ Janice 015336 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 015349 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 016029 Book (Vellacott trans) 13.00 9.50 044892 ☼DVDs . . . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95 ORETPK Set of all 3 . . . . . . . 48.90 38.50 History
Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (9-AD) There are many reasons to study the Theban plays (Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus). The masterful playwright – Sophocles; the great myth/story – Oedipus, who is fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother; the great themes – fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth. There is one very good reason to read/study these plays using the Memoria Press’ Guides – they do the job very, very well! With an emphasis on the “Central One Idea,” there is a four-stage approach to each play. The Pre-Grammar stage is preparation (pre-reading); the Grammar stage is presentation (background, vocabulary, and comprehension); the Logic is dialectic (Socratic discussion); and the Rhetoric stage is expression (summary, abstract, and essay). The Student Guide includes some very helpful instructional material concerning these four stages as well as the Central One Idea (COI), along with a short tutorial on Greek tragedy, as well as the outlines, background info and features of these plays. These Guides are consumable with plenty of space to write the normal short essay answers as well as the longer essays. Appendices include a section on Memorization & Recitation plus a Master Words-to-be-Defined List. The Teacher Guide is a replica of the Student Guide with all the same introductory information and Appendices but with answers provided for all questions except the essays. The TG also provides non-reproducible quizzes (one for each play) and a Final Exam along with answers for each. Student is 85 pgs, pb; Teacher is 116 pgs, pb ~ Janice 030340 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 030357 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 030390 Three Theban Plays 15.00 10.95 044901 ☼DVDs . . . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95 TTPSPK Set of 3 above . . . . 50.90 39.95 Divine Comedy Study Guide (10-AD) Memoria Press does it again; helping you teach a very difficult text in manageable bits. Why read Dante? This book came out of the late middle Ages and impacted literature from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Its lessons on depravity and consequences are an extremely valuable lesson about the human condition for teenagers to learn. One man and his struggle for hope in a world of political, social and spiritual upheaval (sound timely?) is the center of Dante Alighieri’s novel as translated by John Ciardi. The Teacher Guide has lessons for you to present each “canto” or section. You will have all of the answers to the student guide, plus step by step assignments that are not in the kids’ book, like memorization, vocabulary, discussion starters and some background overview material to make you look good! The material itself is complicated, but the Teacher Guide is easy to follow. There is a section of Drill Questions and then the Test Answer Key. There are no blank student pages in this book. The Student Guide is meant to be written in by the student as you read the Comedy. It is logically divided by the cantos (chapters) and there are vocabulary words that refer to a specific line in the canto. There are comprehension questions with plenty of space for answers. In the back is a place to write answers to the Drill Questions (50 short answer questions) from the Teacher Guide. 874
The Quizzes & Tests are numbered and each covers one or two cantos. Questions are matching, multiple choice, short answer and some which require about a paragraph answer. There are quizzes, a mid-term (matching, short answer, and a mini-essay which has two pages of lines), and a final exam in the same format as the mid-term for each of the three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. There are no answers in this book. I think it would be hard to teach such a classic and heavy text with only one of these books. You really need all three to effectively make it work. Everything is laid out for you to follow. ~ Sara 052960 Student Study Guide 16.95 14.60 052961 Teacher Guide . . . . 16.95 14.60 054721 Quizzes & Tests . . . . 5.00 4.50 053265 Divine Comedy Bk . 21.00 14.75 056797 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 9.00 7.95 Memoria Press Cicero Studies (10-AD) Classical studies don’t fit neatly into either subject area or grade levels. Is any particular course literature, history, government, philosophy, or worldview? Should this study be covered in any particular grade? Such is the case with the Cicero Studies from Memoria Press. Cicero was a Roman statesman writing in the first century BC typically addressing the politicians of his day. His works have been preserved and studied through history and have had a dramatic impact on our own American government and history. These guides from Memoria Press allow the classically serious high school student to dig into Cicero. What do I mean by classically serious? Cicero makes references to events, people, and philosophical schools that he assumes his readers will understand and he does not explain them. So, teachers and students will need to have a solid background in Roman history and government – particularly an understanding of Late Republican politics. However, because Cicero’s political philosophy is grounded in the history and politics of the late republic, it is more accessible to the average high school student than other classical Greek philosophers. On Obligations communicates Cicero’s conviction that upright moral life was the happier life. He examines justice, wisdom, beneficience, courage, and propriety – trying to convince Roman politicians to adhere to a stricter moral code. The Republic became the blueprint for the U.S. government and The Laws is both a defense of Cicero’s understanding of the upright moral life and the foundation for the West’s philosophical discussion of natural law. Direction and insight is found in the consumable Student Guides which provide a synopsis (outline) of the selection that is then broken down into Lessons (sixteen from Obligations, eleven from Republic, and six from Laws). Each lesson provides thought questions (discussion and essay) and comprehension questions for the reading assignment (six pages total). The Teacher Guides are mostly identical to the student book except they have answers to the comprehension questions which provide the student with feedback. The TGs also have exams for each lesson as well as midterm and final exams (with answers). There are no additional teacher helps in the TG as it’s assumed the Teacher is (at least as) knowledgeable as the student in terms of Roman history. Both student and teacher
guides seem to assume a classroom situation but the course would be “doable” for a motivated independent student; although she may have to sometimes dig a little for background information. Student books about 100 pgs, pb; Teacher books about 150 pgs, pb. ~ Janice EACH BOOK (except noted) 17.95 15.45 056841 On Obligations Student 056842 On Obligations Teacher 058655 On Obligations: De Officiis Book . . . . . 13.95 10.75 056850 Republic & the Laws Student 056851 Republic & the Laws Teacher 058656 Republic & the Laws Book . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 9.95 MEMORIA PRESS MODERN STUDIES (3-12) Memoria Press States and Capitals (3-6) This is one of the most straight-forward programs for covering this material thoroughly that I’ve seen. Using the book Don’t Know Much About the 50 States as a reference, the Student Guide provides a consumable workbook for basic information on the regions of the United States and then state-by-state (postal abbreviation, capital, nickname, and fun facts). There’s also a solid geographical component as the student marks famous cities and landmarks on each state’s map, as well as landform lessons. (You’ll need a good set of colored pencils for these activities.) Memorization of the states/ capitals/abbreviation is practiced and recited. Regional reviews are provided periodically, as well as regional quizzes and a final test. The Teacher Guide provides some general teaching guidelines, student pages with answers, and the quizzes and final test (copies with and without answers). Lesson Plans provide teaching guidelines plus a set of brief weekly checklists for 30 weeks’ of lessons. Unusual for Memoria Press courses, this one does not include any Christian content. 84 pgs, student; 117 pgs, teacher; both pb. ~ Janice 035471 Student Guide . . . . 12.95 11.25 035476 Teacher Guide . . . . 12.95 11.25 018172 Don’t Know Much About the 50 States . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 008957 States/Capitals Flashcards 3.95 3.25 MPSTCP Set of 4 Above . . . . 37.84 29.70 056870 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 Optional Resource 050686 A is for America . . . . 4.99
Discussion Questions for Supplemental Reading Set (American History) (3-4) EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15 065891 Third Grade 068377 Fourth Grade
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Memoria Press Geography (4-AD) Memoria Press Geography may be no-frills, but it’s a high quality geography program. The maps are detailed enough for high-school students, yet simple enough for elementary kids (an impressive feat). The books are black & white with plenty of fill-in-the-blank exercises to test kids’ knowledge. Comb binding. GEOGRAPHY I covers the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. The Student Review Book shows outline maps, plus lists of countries to write on the maps of the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Central Europe, the U.K., Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. Section 2 has matching lists of countries/capitals for the regions listed. The 3rd section shows maps at the bottom with capitals listed at the top, and students are to write in the corresponding countries. Section 4 is similar, but students write both the capitals and countries in the blanks. In the back, students are given a list of all 54 countries in alphabetical order and asked to list the capitals of each. 43pp. The Teacher Key includes a set of the same blank student pages as section 1 (now labeled as quizzes) listed above, plus answer keys to the maps and lists. The Tests are the same as section 3 listed above. 5 units and 29 lessons. 83pp. United States Review is a robust quiz and test book covering the states and capitals of the US and reviewing the MP States and Capitals A good companion to Geography I, prior knowledge of the states and capitals is assumed and the purpose of this set is clear: mastery. The workbook is twenty-five pages of testing the state and capital names using crisp computergenerated maps by region of the US. Teacher key includes all answers, quizzes and tests by region, and a final test for the whole country. GEOGRAPHY II covers Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The Student Workbook has lots of activities that involve labeling maps and writing out the countries and capitals of each. Some pages have word banks (lists) for students to use, while others rely on no clues. Students have to remember some facts about each of the main regions and countries within. 103 pp. The Teacher Key includes answers to all of the map activities in the Student Workbook as well as blank test forms and answers. Tests closely follow the format of the workbook exercises, with plenty of fill-in-the-blank and labeling maps. Companion review for this course is Geography 1 Review which reviews material from the previous year. In the Student Text, each broad unit is introduced with information about the terrain, climate, people and language. The lessons then go into detail about narrower areas such as the Horn of Africa and the Zambezi River region of sub-Saharan Africa. A large map shows students where oceans and rivers are located as well as political boundaries. Important features/ events are highlighted like Victoria Falls near the Zambia/Zimbabwe border and the Rwandan genocide. Facts are shown in a table format and the narratives are very understandable for students. Although the books are in gray-tones, they manage to be engaging. ~ Sara Geography I 052965 Student Text . . . . . . 14.95
052966 Workbook . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15 052964 Teacher’s Guide . . . 14.95 12.95 056824 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 GEOGY1 Geography I Set . . . 75.75 62.95 Includes student text, teacher guide, workbook, US Review workbook, US Review tchr key/tests and Geography I-III flashcards United States Review 054723 Workbook . . . . . . . . 5.00 054722 Teacher Key & Tests 7.95
Geography II 011235 Student Workbook . 12.95 11.15 011239 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.95 011241 Student Text . . . . . . 14.95 12.95 056825 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 GEOGY2 Geography II Set . . 55.80 46.50 Geography II Workbook, Teacher, & Text plus Geography I Review Workbook & Key/Quizzes. Geography I Review 011207 Review – Key/Quizzes 7.95 6.95 011233 Review – Workbook . 5.00 4.50 GE1RVW Set of both Above . . 12.95 10.75 Geography III: Exploring & Mapping the World (7-12) Memoria Press has expanded on their geography for middle grades and now offers this comprehensive world geography course for high school students. It opens with a broad overview of all aspects of geography, both physical (cartography/topography/meteorology) and human (cultural/economic/political/ historical). The student text is divided into 9 units: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Central/South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa/the Middle East/Central Asia, South/East Asia, and the Pacific Islands/ Australia/Antarctica. The book is full of great information, maps and black & white photos and illustrations (121 pp with accent bits of blue). I didn’t find any examples here of favoring any religion over another. The student workbook is consumable and has comprehension questions for each unit (short answer) and maps to label with not only countries/capitals but also rivers/ mountains/oceans. A review of US geography where students list capitals and identify states on a map. An appendix has a project where students are drawing a world map themselves and labeling it thoroughly. Additional project ideas are great for an ambitious student and are listed in back. Most involve further research and writing. An interesting chart of 8 major world religions helps students keep track of details that can easily get confused. The teacher guide has all answers to the student workbook in context (so the teacher can see the question too). Reproducible maps (21) are great for students to practice again and again. Unit tests have maps to label, fill in the blanks, & short answer (2-3 sentences) and there is a comprehensive final exam. Test answers are in the back. Lesson plans are for twice a week, for 30 weeks, coming up a little shy for a high school credit. You may have to add a few interesting biographies, writing assignments, and additional student research, but the framework is all here for you! Tests & quizzes are reproducible, making this a great co-op or classroom option. ~ Sara 062134 Student Text . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
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062132 Student Wkbk . . . . 17.95 15.45 062133 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 034743 Lesson Plans . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 GEOGY3 Geography III Set . . 84.43 69.95 Includes student text, workbook, teacher guide, Classroom Atlas and flashcards. ☼Memoria Press Geography I-III Flashcards (4-8) This set of 150 double-sided cardstock flashcards is designed to be used with all three Memoria Press Geography courses, but could be used as a supplement with most geography programs. One side has a black outline map of the continent with a country filled in with black. This gives you not only the country outline, but where it is on the continent giving you context (addressing a flaw of many flashcards – no context). The capital is boldly written below the map. On the back is a black outline of the country’s flag, inviting the student to color it in (addressing another flaw - no personal connection to the flashcard, thus little/no retention.) Below the flag is the country name in bold letters. A student can quiz themselves, practice in pairs, or invent games. Cards measure 5.5x4.25” ~ Sara
065879 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 17.45 Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic (Memoria Press) (5-8) This compilation from Memoria Press includes content from two early American history texts by Helene Guerber. Originally published in 1896 by the American Book Company, The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Great Republic have been combined into one edited volume, providing children a one year overview of American history, from the first inhabitants of North America through the 19th century. Written in a delightful narrative form with a focus on the fascinating stories of the people who shaped our nation, children may beg you to read this to them for their history lessons. This one volume includes roughly two/thirds of the stories from the two original titles but they are melded carefully into one cohesive whole. Black & white illustrations. Pb, 211 pgs. Compared to the same titles from Nothing New Press (#017078) and (#017074), this edition is printed in a smaller format (6”x 9”vs. 8 ½” x 11”). The Nothing New Press books also feature additional resources including a timeline of events and a recommended reading list, which are not included in the Memoria Press version. The Study Guide for the course contains facts, vocabulary, and comprehension questions for each chapter, as well as map activities, drawings, research, writing assignments and more. The Teacher Guide contains answers. - Deanne 035487 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.95 052970 Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 052971 Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45 History
SOTCGR Set of all 3 above . . 52.85 39.95 200 Questions About American History (5-8) Rarely has a title so aptly named a product. Classical studies typically pay less attention to American history, preferring its study to be integrated into world history. Accordingly, this series – coordinated with Memoria Press’ onevolume reprinting of the Guerber classics, Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic and Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework – provide exactly the amount of coverage one would expect: read a good story and get the facts down. The 200 questions – printed with little flair in the Student Book - include drill questions (names, events, places, and causes), timeline (supply the dates), notable quotes (who said it?), and presidents (supply president’s name, dates in office, and a notable event). Also included are several poems typically associated with American History. The Teacher Key provides the answer key for the student book plus six tests. A test answer key is also included. Student – 19 pgs; Teacher – 52 pgs. ~ Janice 050522 Student Guide . . . . . 9.95 8.69 050523 Teacher Guide . . . . . 5.00 4.50 056864 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 6.00 5.50 063857 Flashcards . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 200QAM Set of 3 above . . . . 27.90 23.35 Student guide, Teacher guide & flashcards Concise History of the American Republic (9-AD) This course might be just what you’re looking for – assuming you want a political, economic, and cultural survey course of American history (to 1980). You can count on Memoria Press to use quality, well-written texts and to couple them with significant (but not overwhelming) processing questions. The 800+ page text (Concise History of the American Republic) is basically a reader. The Student Guides provide a course outline; dividing the 800+ page text into a two-year set of weekly reading assignments (33 each year) coupled with chapter worksheets (two pages each) that include a short set of notes (primarily people or place identification sprinkled with interesting historical tidbits) and a set of comprehension questions (short essay). Reviews and tests come every 10-11 weeks (trimesters) and consist of thirty-ish short answer questions plus an essay. The Student Guides are consumable and include the course outline and chapter worksheets. The Teacher Guides include answer keys and tests. Heads-up: the tests, in general, have a fondness for details and the final test for each year require the student to list half of the U.S. Presidents in numerical order. Year 1 covers history from pre-1615 life in North America through the colonial period, founding of our government, Civil War, and Reconstruction years (ending in 1877) including detailed coverage of all major wars in that time period. Year 2 covers the end of Reconstruction to the Reagan years (1980s) including the industrialization of America, the settlement of the West, immigration, and America’s role in all the major wars of the period. Student Guides, 40-45 pgs, Teacher Guides, 65-70 pgs, pb. ~ Janice EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45 014943 Year 1 (to 1877) Student 014971 Year 1 (to 1877) Teacher 014972 Year 2 (since 1865) Student 014973 Year 2 (since 1865) Teacher 876
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Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation to the Resurrection 2nd Ed. (4-8) Learning ancient history from a Bible-centered perspective is still the focus of the 2nd edition of MOH, Vol. 1 and the well-loved format has not been changed (one paperback book contains everything for teacher and student alike). Short, interesting readings show how history fits together. What famous Bible figure lived when the Trojan Horse was built? Who lived in North America around the time that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations? Historically accurate with better chronological detail based on the work of James Ussher, the 625-page book (144 new pages in the 2nd edition) tells you who walked the earth when and helps put each life in perspective around important events that happened worldwide. This revised edition includes lessons that have been enriched and the general scholarship level of the text broadened. The layout is cleaner, more-readable with upgraded artistry and photos (still black & white). Enhanced mapping exercises and simplified timeline directions are included along with suggestions for fun activities. An important review feature – the memory cards, which are added to each week – have been retained. However, based on customer feedback the 2nd edition adds these features: answer key maps for all mapping exercises, an expanded reading list, a pronunciation guide, and a Bible reading list. Quarterly reviews and semester tests are provided. All student materials is reproducible for family use. Although this is intended for 4-8 graders, it is easily adapted to both older and younger students for an all-in-one history book. Assignments are included for all grade levels. The Companion Guide CD includes PDF files of all of the reproducible material from the text including pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, activity instructions, tests, outline maps, resource lists, appendix pages and more. System requirements: Windows 7 and up or Mac OSX. Requires Adobe Reader. The Audio CD provides the complete and unabridged text (only story lessons) read aloud by the author, Linda Lacour Hobar, with background music. 013314 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 49.95 36.95 001304 Companion Guide CD24.95 20.95 047626 Audio CD (2E). . . . . 44.95 34.95 Mystery of History & Enrichment4You.com Vol. 1 Craft Pak (4-8) If you’re looking for some activities to enhance your study of The Mystery of History V.1, this handy CD-ROM is for you. Jean Henrich, a gifted artist, has provided the instructions to complete eight art projects to complement the main text. Thirty-five reproducible coloring pages are also included on the CD. Linda Lacour Hobar, author of Mystery of History V.1, has selected projects and coloring pages that will remind students of the ancient history they are learning, and she has linked the projects to corresponding lessons from the text. The correlating title and lesson number is identified with each project on
the CD-ROM. Background information for each project, fun facts, brief histories, and lists of materials needed are included. The projects can be fairly complicated, require adult supervision, and require basic art supplies along with special materials like plasticine and polymer clay, acrylic paint, dried leaves, mosaic tiles, foam sheets, a hand drill, grout, and more (none of which is included). Step-by-step directions are given along with color photographs of assembly. Students can fossilize a fern in plaster, sculpt a Sumerian bas-relief, build an Egyptian shaduf, create an ancient oil lamp, assemble a Chinese cricket cage, construct a Greek temple façade, make Chinese paper cuts, and arrange a Roman animal mosaic. These projects will help students bring ancient history to life as they study and create, and the projects have different difficulty levels that can be geared toward various ages. Tips for successful projects and a suggested outline for the study are included, recommending 2 projects for each quarter so all 8 are finished in a year. The 35 coloring pages included on the CD-ROM provide five pages for each of the projects - five each for ancient botanicals, ancient Mesopotamia and Samaria, ancient Egypt, Israel, ancient China, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome. The projects and the coloring pages are in a PDF format on the CD-ROM, so you can scroll through them or easily print them off. This is a great supplement to The Mystery of History Volume 1 and will provide students with art to keep and enjoy that will remind them of the ancient history they have learned. Minimum requirements to run CD-ROM: Windows 95, 16 MB hard disk space, and optional additional 50 MB hard disk space to view some video on the CD. 037864 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.50 Mystery of History V2: The Early Church and Middle Ages (4-8) Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ… the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Biblecentered approach to world history. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and continues through the early church and into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end
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of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history. A Companion Guide CD-ROM holds printable reproducibles from Volume Two. These include pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, tests, maps, and appendix pages. No more photocopying if you have more than one student, and you’ll be able to preserve your textbook! The CD-ROM is PC/Mac compatible with Adobe Reader (a free download). The Audio CD Set allows you to listen to author Linda Lacour Hobar read the complete and unabridged text. Students can read along with the author as she narrates the stories or just sit back and listen. Please note the CD’s contain the story lessons only and do not include pretests, activities, quizzes, and so forth. 12 CDs, running time 13 hours, 58 minutes. ~ Steph 010750 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 49.95 36.95 001327 Companion Gd CD 24.95 20.95 005575 Audio CD Set . . . . . 48.95 37.95 Mystery of History Vol. 2 Craft Pak CD-ROM Just like the Vol. 1 Craft Pak CD (see that product for a more thorough description), this CD-ROM offers eight unique craft projects and 35 reproducible coloring pages that correspond to the Mystery of History – this time for Volume 2. Make the Middle Ages come alive with projects like building a medieval siege tower, making a faux metal Indian bell, creating an Islamic tile, painting a Byzantine icon, and more. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, 16 MB RAM. 007670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.50
Mystery of History V3: Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (4-8) The look of this third volume is very different from previous volumes. Volume III is a hardcover text with information divided into weeks and then into lessons for each week. Scattered throughout the book are beautiful full-color illustrations and photos on semi-glossy bordered pages. The student pages, quizzes, and activities, etc. are not found in this text. These are now found in the Companion Guide only. Volume 3 picks up where Volume 2 leaves off. It begins at 1455AD and goes through 1707AD. Watch history unfold around the world during that time period, and see how events fit together. You’ll meet rulers, painters, sculptors, scientists, and philosophers. History is presented in small, digestible pieces as you learn about the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, dynasties in India, native Australians, and the Tokugawa family in Japan. You will understand events in light of the times in which they happened. Best of all, the author shows the role of God throughout history. The Companion Guide is available in two different formats; simply choose the one that best fits your style. The CD-ROM allows you to print tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, maps, and appendix pages from pdf files. This works well if you need copies for several children, or you don’t have access to a copier. The Companion Guide book is the same content as the CD-ROM from which you would photocopy the pages you need for your students. ~ Donna 042048 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 59.95 43.95 042049 Companion Gd CD . 29.95 25.95 043021 Companion Guide . 39.95 29.95 058576 Audio CD Set . . . . . 54.95 41.95 Mystery of History III Timeline Figures (4-8) Designed to accompany the newest volume of Mystery of History, 111 black and white figures of people and events span the period of time from 1300 to 1700 AD. Each figure is accompanied by a name, date, and descriptive text, and range in size from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches. Figures are printed on heavy cardstock and are black and white. 12-13 figures are on each 8 ½" by 11" page and will need to be cut out for placement on your timeline. There is no timeline included in this set of figures. If you are making more than one timeline for multiple children, figures are reproducible for family use. Although the primary purpose of these figures is for use with Mystery of History III, they could also be used with any study of this time period. See history in order of events and how one event leads to another. - Donna 000177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 Mystery of History V4: Wars of Independence to Modern Times (4-8) The beautiful 600+ page full-color, hardcover Mystery of History Volume IV text includes readable (story-based) text and plentiful illustrative information (maps, charts, art reproductions, and lots of photos). The flow of the last three centuries is traced through countries/peoples; through classical music and art; through notable people; through developing ideologies; through struggling/oppressed people groups; and through industrial/scientific developments. Utilizing the same 28 week, three lessons per week format
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as Volume 3, Volume 4 includes the Reader (text) plus an accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM that provides pdf files of activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. The final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian reasons for a Hope for Mankind. An interesting endpoint for a world history course but not surprising for a series that has maintained from the beginning that the “mystery” of history is that there is a plan for mankind. ~ Janice 000203 Book w/CD Companion Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.95 53.95 Mystery of Hist. Vol. 4 Timeline Figures(4-8) Containing 299 black and white wall size timeline figures on heavy cardstock, these figures are the perfect supplement to complete the MOH timeline activities or use alongside another history study. Illustrations will need to be cut out (not perforated) and measure approximately 2.5” x 3.5” with the date and brief text summarization of event/person. No timeline is included with the figures. Reproducible for family use only. 059817 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95 ~~~~~~~ History of Our World (5-8) Journey through Egypt, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, India, Europe and the Americas to discover the history of our world. This world history textbook series is an easy-to-follow secular curriculum that brings to life ancient, classical, and modern civilizations through the study of their geography, capstone events and accomplishments, famous characters, religions and daily life. This series accomplishes this through a traditional textbook Chapter/Lesson format, but uses exceptional maps, graphs, and pictures that will engage your world history student. Each lesson in the student text concludes with a fill-in-the blank review, and end-of-chapter exercises include a summary, vocabulary exercises, comprehension activities, critical thinking questions and a writing activity. Each student text has a corresponding teacher guide available that includes specific objectives, lesson preview activities, questions for discussion, reading comprehension activities that encourage critical thinking, and review activities. Pages in the teacher’s edition feature smaller copies of the student text pages in the center, with teacher notes, questions, and activities filling the margins. Additional features in the teacher's edition include: objectives, vocabulary activities, discussion of pictures and maps, reading strategies, an answer key for activities in the student book, and questions for discussion. My favorite activities in the teacher manual ask students to link what they have learned to prior knowledge, to compare things and events “then and now,” and the big picture exercises that include extra information for discussion and historical analysis. Although more geared to a formal classroom than a homeschool setting, we have had requests for the resource packs for this curriculum as well. These include blackline masters, transparencies, and a timeline. Reproducible masters contain chapter and primary source worksheet activities, outline maps for regions explored in the text, unit reviews and tests, the final review and test, graphic organizer forms, and an answer key. The transparencies History
include full-color “slides” which reference specific pages in the text, black-and-white graphic organizer forms, and blackline maps. While the colored ones are nicer to look at than functional in a homeschool setting, you could use and re-use the graphic organizer and outline map transparencies with dry or wet erase markers. The full-color, glossy timeline poster shows events and civilizations through history from 5000 B.C. to present. I was impressed by this text’s objectivity toward civilizations and its “our world” approach that avoided present-mindedness and helped foster historical thinking. The Ancient World covers world history from the first people through much of medieval history, and the Modern World picks up during late medieval times and covers up through today. Both texts are paperback. People, Places, and Ideas includes both the Ancient World and Modern World for all-inone-volume world history, and both the student and teacher’s editions are hardcover. ~ Steve Ancient World: 034795 Student . . . . . . . . . 70.47 35.95 034796 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 91.60 47.95 007491 Resource Binder . . . 162.47 85.95 Modern World: 034797 Student . . . . . . . . . 70.47 35.95 034798 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 91.60 47.95 007549 Resource Binder . . . 162.47 85.95 People, Places, Ideas: 034799 Student . . . . . . . . . 104.13 034800 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 174.27
TruthQuest History (5-12) On occasion you might hear someone define history as the struggle between the haves and the have-nots. As Christians living in a secular society, it is often easy to imbibe false ideas. This history curriculum won’t let you have that kind of false idea for long. Instead, you will come to understand the true (i.e. Biblical) definition of history. For example, in your study of Ancient Rome, you will see how the beliefs which nations/individuals hold about God and man can affect the course of history, culture, government etc. This history curriculum is not dependant on specific books since the goal is not to guide students through books, but to guide them through history. Many, many books are recommended since the guide provides very little text (just basic summaries); however, the beauty is that students can pick whichever ones appeal to them or are readily available. No more searching for those impossible to find required readers! As you work your way through the books, you will be challenged to think about some things, to research others, and complete ThinkWrite sections at the back of the book. These sections are designed for students in grades 5-12. Responses to the ThinkWrite sections can be done in a variety of ways including skits, diaries, news reports, models, projects, drawings, and essays. A new study in this series combines Creation and the Old Testament with the study of Ancients and Egypt. This book follows the same format as the other studies in this series allowing you to choose the reading and resources. The Bible is the ultimate authority on history, but 878
the author suggests some other spines that may be referenced throughout the study – Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos, Genesis: A commentary for Children by Nancy Ganz, Story of the Ancient World by C. Miller & H.A. Guerber, Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills, Streams of Civilization Vol. 1, Genesis: Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick, and Greenleaf Guide to the Old Testament. These books aren’t required, but are helpful resources if you want to read more on the topics. May your study of history become a study of His Story. ~ Genevieve / Donna EACH (except noted) . . . . . . . . 24.95 050438 Beginnings (Creation/OT/ Ancients/Egypt) . . . . . . 29.95 016169 Ancient Greece 016170 Ancient Rome 025709 Middle Ages 016173 Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exp (1400-1600) 025708 Age of Revolution I (1600-1800) . . . . . . . . 29.95 016166 Age of Revolution II (America/Europe 1800-1865) 29.95 020509 Age of Revolution III (America/Europe 1865-2000) 34.95 016167 American History for Young Students I (Exp-1800) 016168 American History for Young Students II (1800-1865) 020510 American History for Young Students III (1865-2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 NOTGRASS HISTORY PROGRAMS (5-12) From Adam to US (5-8) I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, oneyear world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner - one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the middle east). Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written. Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders
on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family’s needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories. Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us part 1 &2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline. If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions. Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne 022285 Curriculum Package . . 99.95 022309 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95 022310 Map Book . . . . . . . . . 9.95 022313 Student Workbook . . . 12.95 022324 Timeline Book . . . . . . 6.95 Required Literature Resources: 000657 Otto of the Silver Hand8.95 7.50 000730 Switherby Pilgrims . . 12.95 8.95 001899 Bronze Bow . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 005007 Madeleine Takes Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 9.95 006212 Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 011871 King's Fifth . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 013496 Fables of Aesop . . . . . 5.99 4.95 019782 Single Shard . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 062566 Chestry Oak . . . . . . . 13.95 11.50 192401 Children of the Storm 10.00 6.95 FAUSLP Literature Package . 96.75 68.00 Includes all required literature titles above
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America the Beautiful (5-8) History is only the beginning of what this well-planned and user-friendly curriculum from the Notgrass family has to offer. The history is there, of course, in two large (about 500 pgs each) hardcover Texts. Part 1 takes the reader from the Native American nations (excellent coverage, by the way) through Reconstruction; Part 2 covers from the late 1800s to the present. The same comfortable readability we’ve seen in other Notgrass courses is divided into daily lessons (150) and grouped into weekly units (30). If you’re emphasizing America’s beauty, it helps to have full-color pictures among the carefully selected artwork, and they do! Each unit is introduced by a short overview and a list of the lessons and books needed. Accompanying activities for each lesson might include “thinking biblically” (scripture copywork or Bible study), vocabulary, map study (weekly), literature (readings from We the People along with other suggested readings), creative writing, timeline work, and a family activity (more about these later). Each lesson also includes optional assignments for the Student Workbook or the Lesson Review book. If this sounds like a lot, keep in mind that this course only really needs a little additional grammar study to be social studies, Bible, and language arts – all in one. The Curriculum Set includes the two texts mentioned above as well as We the People and a comprehensive answer key along with both the Maps and the Timeline books (six books total). The original source reader that accompanies each Notgrass course is one of my favorite parts. We the People provides the same variety – books and stories, newspaper articles, documents, poems, journals, memoirs and biographies, speeches, letters, and songs – as their other courses, and skimming through it took me for a trip down memory lane and long ago classroom recitations. It’s obvious that creative planning went into the family activities provided for each unit and found in the back of each text. Family Commemorative Coins, a Cupcake Factory, an Erie Canal diorama, and a Liberty Bell mosaic give an idea of the breadth of ideas. It’s hard to imagine a thorough study of American history without good map and timeline work. There are no worries here! Maps of America the Beautiful provides both a high quality map and accompanying assignments for each weekly unit. Corresponding to the chronological development of our country, you’ll find the expected maps (colonies, westward expansion, battles, etc.) but also some more unusual sets – America’s Islands, for example. You’ll want a quality set of colored pencils (the authors recommend Prismacolor pencils and I second this) – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, gray, and brown – to complete the map assignments. Timeline of America the Beautiful provides an enjoyable timelinecreating experience. Arranged vertically (what a great idea!) on the page, each page depicts a ten-year slice of American life. Some events are noted already, but others are to be carefully written by the student as part of daily and weekly assignments (lines are provided). As space permits, high-quality line-art pictures are provided which can be colored (another use for those Prismacolors). Two optional supplements coordinate with the
course. The Student Workbook provides an activity page for each lesson and is suggested for younger (5th-6th grades) students. Offering plenty of variety, activities include crosswords, word searches, matching, rebus stories, fill-inthe-blanks, illustrations, multiple-choice and more. For older students (7th-8th grades) the Lesson Review book provides five questions for daily review and for literature selections as well as unit quizzes. Answers to both of these books are found in the Answer Key. ~ Janice 011947 Curriculum Set . . . . . . 99.95 Contains Text, Parts 1 & 2, Answer Key, We the People, Maps & Timeline books. 011965 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95 012003 Workbook . . . . . . . . . 11.95 012017 Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 012033 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 Required Literature Resources: 018639 Sign of the Beaver . . . 7.99 6.25 002481 Amos Fortune, Free Man6.99 5.25 001364 Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 001482 Bound for Oregon . . . 5.99 4.50 021689 Across Five Aprils . . . . 6.99 5.25 010796 Little Town on the Prairie 7.99 5.95 025502 All-of-a-Kind Family . . 6.99 5.25 048565 Blue Willow . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 001533 Homer Price . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 012012 Katy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 ATBLRP Literature Package . . 70.86 50.00 Includes all literature resources listed above for the America the Beautiful program.
Uncle Sam and You (5-8) Families who have home-educated through the high school years have been greatly blessed by the efforts of the Notgrass family in providing quality, Bible Based history curriculum options. With the core belief that God is actively involved in our nation’s history and future, students in middle school have the same opportunity to learn of our nation’s great Christian heritage. With a vision to equip students with knowledge and inspiration, this curriculum provides children with a solid understanding of the core values and beliefs that made our nation great. President Ronald Reagan eloquently stated, “If we ever forget we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under”, and the authors are passionate about helping children never forget this point. The hardcover student text, Uncle Sam and You, is divided into two parts (each part is sold separately). Each part contains 15 units and 75 lessons. Part One introduces the American system of government, elections, the Presidency and Congress. Part Two covers the military and emergency workers, state and local government, the judicial system and the government oversight of transportation, tourism, technology, communi-
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cation and more. Each lesson contains approximately six pages to be read daily. Each part also contains lessons on fifteen American patriotic holidays. These holiday studies are designed to provide historical background and context along with activities to complete as a family. Each lesson incorporates a variety of activities, including: thinking biblically assignments, creative writing, vocabulary assignments, short research activities, art activities (draw a picture or take a photograph), reading assignments (Citizen’s Handbook or from the selection of recommended literature titles), and assignments from the optional student workbook or lesson review book. Families should anticipate a time commitment of 45-90 minutes daily to complete the lessons. The student texts can be purchased individually, or in a curriculum package containing both hardcover student texts, the answer key and the Citizen’s Handbook. As described above, the two part student texts provide the core of instruction and activities along with information on how to use the program. Each text contains over 500 pages with extensive, vibrant illustrations. Essential to the program is the soft cover Citizen’s Handbook which provides a collection of primary resources related to American government, politics and civics. It includes letters, memoirs, speeches, articles, songs and poems. The answer key provides answers for the end of the lesson assignments, the optional student workbook, and the lesson review book. As previously mentioned, the student workbook and lesson review book are optional, yet valuable resources to accompany the series. The spiral bound student workbook is designed for students in grades 5-6. It contains a variety of activities including crosswords, seek-a-words, matching questions, maps, and various worksheets to reinforce lessons. It also includes 30 unit tests with ten questions each. Questions vary and incorporate true/false, multiple choice, and short answer. The spiral bound lesson review book is designed for students in grades 7-8 and incorporates five (short answer or matching) questions for each lesson focused on either the daily reading or the recommended literature selections (end of the book summary only). Also included are 30 unit tests with ten questions each. The student workbook and lesson review book are non-reproducible. The optional literature recommendations have been created to give students more depth and understanding of the topics studied. Students are typically given two weeks to read each book, with 1-3 chapters assigned daily. Recommended books are: Lincoln: A Photobiography (Units 5-6); A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (Units10-11); Brighty of Grand Canyon (Units 12-14); Basher Five-Two (Units 16-17); Misty of Chincoteague (Units 18-19); Long Winter (Units 22-24); Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane (Units 25-26); and Lost on a Mountain in Maine (Units 29-30). Also recommended for the program are blank paper, notebook paper, a 3-ring binder, colored pencils and pencils. As a homeschooling family, you will find Uncle Sam and You to be a thorough study of our nation’s government from the Founding Fathers to today. To quote the author: “Our country would do well to remember our dependence on God, the many benefits of freedom History
Co. Aytch (Civil War diary of Sam Watkins), Optional Writing Resources: Humorous Stories and Sketches, Up from 017085 Elements of Style . . . . 9.95 7.50 Slavery, In His Steps, Mama’s Bank Account, 035995 Elegant Essay . . . . . . . . 49.00 Miracle in the Hills, To Kill a Mockingbird, and 013488 Format Writing . . . . .25.00 19.95 The Giver. 002920 Writing Skills 2 . . . . 16.00 11.95 There are 30 weekly units, each with five les- Optional Map and Timeline Resources: sons. Each unit begins by listing the lessons 003136 Uncle Josh’s Outline Map and memory verse(s) along with the books used Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 16.25 and suggested writing assignments (typically 014496 Uncle Josh’s Outline Map 2-3 assignments; each 1-2 pgs. long; student Collection CD-ROM . 26.95 22.95 chooses one) for each unit. Each fifth lesson 014583 United States History Atlas is a Bible/worldview lesson. The lessons each (maps.com) . . . . . . . 10.95 9.95 include a related scripture reference and end 006340 U.S. History Map Activities with an assignment checklist and the American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.00 16.95 Required Literature Resources: Voices assignments. Each unit includes a time002195 Lincoln: A Photobio . 11.99 8.95 line of world events. Exploring World History (9-12) 022564 Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt 5.99 4.50 The Curriculum Package includes the two Studying world history alongside world litera001882 Brighty of the Brand Canyon hardcover text manuals (Parts 1 & 2) plus ture has always made sense to me. Evidently it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 American Voices, also a hardcover. makes sense to the Notgrass family as well, 036571 Basher Five-Two . . . . . 6.99 5.25 The Student Review Pack is optional and con- because they’ve developed a well-organized 001534 Misty of Chincoteague 7.99 5.95 tains three pieces: The Student Review Book, curriculum that integrates these two subjects 007717 Long Winter . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 Quiz and Exam Book and Answer Key. The and adds a solid Bible component. The result 021314 Wright Brothers: How They Student Review Book features lesson review is a three-credit [World History, English (world Invented the Airplane 16.95 12.50 questions, literature review questions, Bible literature and composition), and Bible in World 018578 Lost on a Mountain in . commentary and literary analysis. The set of History] high school level course that is strong Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.95 review questions from the text as well as the in user-friendly features. Functioning either as NUSAYP Literature Package . . 71.88 49.00 American Voices assignments for each lesson an independent study course or a discussionIncludes all of the literature resources listed can be answered either orally or on paper. based study, the written-to-the-student texts above for the Uncle Sam and You program. The Bible commentary is to aid the student in allow for as much or as little involvement as profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also parents choose (or are able) to give. There is a Exploring America (9-12) included in the student review book are literary permeating emphasis on Bible and Christian hisWhile not uncommon for high school students analysis segments and questions for each book tory that provides a refreshing contrast to some to study both American History and American selection as well as some essays providing liter- studies of world history where the Christian is Literature in the same year (typically 11th ary analysis support. The Quiz and Exam book left with the impression that the Bible is not a grade), it is unusual to find a curriculum that is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and periodic historical document and Christians are culturweaves the two together. Exploring America (every five units) comprehensive exams for his- ally irrelevant. The father/author, Ray Notgrass, goes one step further, not only combining his- tory, Bible and English. The Answer Key has assures us that there is no denominational bias. tory and literature, but also Bible/Faith. The answers to all review and literary analysis quesThe thirty weekly units each provide five lesresult is a comprehensive, intensely Christian tions, quizzes and exams. sons and cover history from creation to the preslook at the events, the people, the culture, and This is an excellent, well-constructed course ent in two full-color hardcover texts (about 450 the faith of our nation with an emphasis on a with plenty of reading for the serious student pgs each). These are Part 1 – Creation through God-centered worldview. This updated edition who wants to study both American history and the Middle Ages, and Part 2 – The Renaissance includes expanded content (first decade of the American literature from the perspective of to the Present. Concentrating one day a week new millenium), color illustrations and photos, God’s Word and Sovereignty. ~ Janice on spiritual applications, one lesson in each and increased support for the literature/English 041609 Curriculum Package . . 99.95 unit is a Bible study, but sometimes an entire studies. A student completing the course as 041610 Student Review Pack . 14.95 unit focuses on a biblical time period (i.e. Unit outlined would earn three high school credits EXAMPK Set of 2 items above114.90 99.95 #5 God Chooses Israel). The units are orga– history, English (literature and composition), 059075 Part 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95 nized with a consistent pattern that starts with and Bible. Obviously designed with the home- 059076 Part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95 an introduction to the unit – a brief overview, school student/family in mind, the two volumes 059077 Quiz & Exam Book . . . 6.95 a list of books needed, the project choices, (some 900 pgs total) that make up the curricu- 008506 Student Review Book . 7.95 and an introduction to the book(s) to be read. lum text are very readable and interesting, with 059074 American Voices . . . . 29.95 Several types of lessons are incorporated into carefully chosen illustrations. The text is writthe units – historical overviews, key events, key ten directly to the student with lessons clearly Required Literature Resources: concepts, key people, surveys of daily life and laid out and easy to follow. Volume 1 covers 001220 Scarlet Letter . . . . . . . 4.50 3.75 culture – in addition to the Bible study lesson Columbus to Reconstruction; Volume 2, the 043684 Narrative of the Life of mentioned previously. Each day the student is late 1800’s to the Present. These two volumes David Crockett . . . . . . 14.95 11.45 expected to complete the assignments from the plus a resource book – American Voices – are 002079 Narrative of the Life of highly-readable Text and In Their Words, read included in the Curriculum Package. American Frederick Douglass . . . 3.00 2.50 a Bible passage, work on writing assignments Voices (400+ pgs) is a collection of speeches, 032330 Uncle Tom’s Cabin . . . 7.00 5.75 or projects, complete literature assignments, poetry, and writings from original sources that 036962 Co. Aytch . . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50 and complete the optional Student Review. The are used in the course. Literature and English 001505 Humorous Stories and “key” lessons seem a particularly effective way studies take a whole book approach and the Sketches (Mark Twain) 2.50 2.25 of compacting an in-depth historical underselections have been carefully chosen. The 021502 In His Steps . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.75 standing into a course that by its very nature (a author, Ray Notgrass, states clearly that the 000520 Up From Slavery . . . . 5.00 4.25 one-year study) must be somewhat superficial. perspective of faith influenced their selection 024999 Mama’s Bank Account 11.95 8.95 To get an idea of how this is accomplished, let’s and that the goal was well-written redemptive 059059 Miracle in the Hills . . . 10.00 8.95 take a look at Unit #10 – Roman Civilization. literature. Accordingly, some typical American 013819 To Kill a Mockingbird 8.99 6.95 Unit lessons: (#46) The Rise and Fall of Rome; Lit reads are omitted. In addition to selections 003189 Giver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.95 (#47) Key Person: Augustus Caesar; (#48) Key from American Voices, the following books are EXPAMC Literature Package . . . 98.87 70.00 Concept: Roman Law; (#49) Everyday Life in studied: The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the Includes all the required literature resources Rome; and (#50) Bible Study: The Kingdom Life of David Crockett, Narrative of the Life listed above. of God (contrasting with the Roman Empire). of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Books used in this unit are the Bible, selections and limited government, and our responsibility to be good stewards of the blessings that come from living in our great country.” ~ Deanne 006200 Curriculum Package . . 89.95 Includes Part 1 and Part 2 Hardcover Student Texts, Answer Key and Citizen’s Handbook 006208 Part 1 Text . . . . . . . . . 39.95 006214 Part 2 Text . . . . . . . . . 39.95 006178 Citizen’s Handbook . . 14.95 006218 Student Workbook . . . 11.95 006206 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95 006195 Answer Key . . . . . . . . 3.95
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from In Their Words (more about this later), and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Choices for a unit project include an essay (choice of why Rome achieved success or a news article on the death of Julius Caesar), a short play (set in ancient Rome), or creating a model of a Roman structure. Included at some point within each unit is a timeline (What Was Happening in the World?). The author suggests that most students will be able to successfully complete the course work in three hours per day. The Curriculum Package includes the two text manuals plus In Their Words , a 370-page (much expanded from the last edition) compilation of original documents, poetry, stories, literature excerpts, and hymns from all over the world. These selections are continually used as reading assignments accompanying the lessons. The collection is impressive and completely indexed according to author, title, and subjects. Illustrations are now a combination of full-color and black and white. Additional reading assignments include Bible passages and twelve fulllength books: The Cat of Bubastes (G.A. Henty), The Art of War (Sun Tzu), Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare), The Imitation of Christ (Thomas a Kempis), Here I Stand (Roland Bainton), Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens), North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell), The Hiding Place (Corrie ten Boom), Animal Farm (George Orwell), Bridge to the Sun (Gwen Terasaki), Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton), and The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis). Writing assignments are part of every lesson and unit (although there are alternatives to choose from). A short section on Writing Tips and Writing a Research Paper provide the only writing instruction. It’s assumed the student has mastered basic writing skills (a reasonable expectation for highschoolers) and is capable of taking the various suggestions and producing completed writing projects. Mr. Notgrass recommends Elements of Style and Writer's Inc. (Research section) for students needing addtional support. With timely feedback/critique from parents, these writing assignments will provide a wealth of writing practice. There are two optional parts of this world history/literature program. The Student Review is combination review/discussion questions, Bible commentary, and resource material for the literature studies. The set of review questions from the text as well as the In Their Words assignments for each lesson can be answered either orally or on paper. The Bible commentary is to aid the student in profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also included in the student review book are literary analysis segments and questions for each book selection. The Quiz and Exam book is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and exams (for five units). The Answer Key has answers to the review questions, quizzes, exams, and literary analysis questions. All three of these items are included in the Student Review Pack. Carving out an interesting niche among history and literature curricula, this course has much to offer. While not as demanding as the Omnibus courses, Exploring World History is academically strong, extremely biblically-centered, and very doable. Literature selections are wellchosen and interestingly integrated, and this edition’s inclusion of literary analysis makes the
literature portion stronger than ever. In short, this would be an excellent choice for any family wanting a solid, integrated, and engaging history, literature, and Bible curriculum. ~ Janice 037744 Curriculum Package . . 99.95 037745 Student Review Pack . 14.95 EXWHPK Package w/Review, Quiz/Exam, and Answer Key . . . 114.90 99.95 Includes the Curriculum Package as well as the Student Review, Quiz/Exam Book, and the Answer Key. 033083 Part 1 (2014 Edition) . . 39.95 033089 Part 2 (2014 Edition) . . 39.95 059078 Quiz/Exam Bk (2014) . . 6.95 037255 In Their Words . . . . . . . 29.95 EXPWLD Required Resource Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118.80 83.00 Required 017579 025221 005953 026225 043436 034935 025224 011984 016003 025243 027702 043502
Literature Resources Cat of Bubastes . . . . . 7.95 6.75 Art of War . . . . . . . . . 4.95 4.25 Julius Caesar . . . . . . . 3.00 2.50 Imitation of Christ . . . 5.00 4.25 Here I Stand: Life of Martin Luther . . . . . . 19.99 13.95 Tale of Two Cities . . . 6.00 4.95 North and South . . . . 8.95 7.50 Hiding Place . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 Animal Farm . . . . . . . 9.99 7.50 Bridge to the Sun . . . . . 14.99 Cry Beloved Country . 16.00 11.50 Abolition of Man . . . 13.99 9.95
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Exploring Government (2016 Ed.) (11-12) Like the other Notgrass high school courses, Exploring Government is a well-constructed course with a strong underlying biblical and Christian worldview. Written with the three-fold purpose of educating, inspiring, and (sometimes) warning, there is an emphasis on the biblical basis for government and on understanding the U.S. Constitution. The one semester course fulfills a high school government requirement and if all reading and projects are completed, is also good for a one-semester credit in English. The 75 lessons are organized into four Parts divided into 15 (weekly) Units. Part 1 provides background information to the formation of American government – the history and development of the idea of government - as well as the aforementioned biblical basis along with a look at the U.S. from the standpoint of being an exercise in government formation. Part 2 examines the U.S. Constitution, the three branches of American government, and the constitutional amendments. Part 3 covers state and local governments along with taxes and budget. Part 4 takes a look at the issues currently facing our government. Each Unit includes an Introduction Page which gives a brief overview of the Unit,
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lists the lessons for the Unit, provides a list of several unit projects, notes the literature to be read for that unit and includes any special assignments. The Curriculum Package includes the Student Text and a collection of historical documents, essays, & speeches called We Hold These Truths (225 pgs, hc). The 455-page, hardcover Student Text provides 4-7 pgs of highly readable, succinctly written text with relevant photos and artwork for each lesson which ends with daily assignments (readings from WHTT, readings from the required literature resources, work on unit projects and assigned student review questions). As the course progresses the student is continually encouraged to examine the difference between government and politics as well as between what is and what should be. An interesting collection of documents, the WHTT book contains a good selection of “founding fathers” material – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and others from this time period – as you would expect. There are also some interesting documents highlighting the development of American governmental philosophy (i.e. Magna Carta, etc.) and some key constitutional issues (separation of church and state). There are documents on both historical and contemporary issues such as the Ten Commandments controversy, Homeland Security, authorization for the use of military force against Iraq)and other recent topics. There are also four books that are required reading for the course which each highlight the life of a president (or presidential advisor). These are listed below. The optional Student Review Pack provides assessment material and includes three booklets: Student Review, Quiz and Exam Book and the Answer Key. The Student Review book provides daily review questions, literature questions and more while the Quiz and Exam book contains a quiz for each unit and three exams. The answer key holds answers to the review questions, the quizzes, and the exams. This is a well-done course providing a solid overview of government with a readable text. I could wish the review questions and quizzes relied just a little more on critical thinking and less on information recap. However, the writing assignments and projects are thought-provoking and essay-writing is an excellent way to develop critical thinking skills. The author suggests that students can expect to spend about an hour per day on the government portion and another hour on English-related assignments. For the teacher/parent there’s little that must be done except grading but both parents and students will undoubtedly profit from related discussions. ~ Janice 045081 Curriculum Package . . 54.95 045082 Student Review Pack . 9.95 027304 ☼Quiz & Exam Book . 3.95 EXGVPK Package w/ Review . 64.90 54.95 Includes Exploring Government Curriculum Package plus Quiz and Exam Pack. Required Literature Resources: 024305 Mornings on Horseback17.95 031455 Autobio. Calvin Coolidge22.00 023569 Born Again . . . . . . 19.99 023696 God and Ronald Reagan15.99 EXGVLP Lit Pkg (set of all 4) 75.93 History
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Exploring Economics (2016 Ed.) (11-12) Like the other homeschool-friendly curricula published by the Notgrass family, Exploring Economics provides careful integration of biblical study and worldview with broad-based coverage of the topic – this time, economics. Not a study of business or personal finance, this course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics. In addition to an overview of economic terms and concepts, a survey of the economic history of the U.S., comprehensive coverage of economic ideas, and economic issues that confront America today, there are two units that examine God’s economics including a survey of economic ideas in church history and the economic issues that Christians face today. While the course has the stated goal of providing an understanding of what economics is and what it will mean to the student as an adult, it approaches the subject from a perspective of faith in God and a reliance on the Bible as God’s infallible Word to man. While looking at both classic economic definitions as well as changing economic realities, the author obviously holds to a capitalist free-market system. As in the other Notgrass courses, the Curriculum Package includes the Student Text and a “Reader,” Making Choices. The Student Text, which is very readable and understandable (an accomplishment when the subject is economics), includes 75 daily lessons (typically 4-5 pages each) divided into 15 units. Each lesson is followed by daily assignments that include reading selections from the Reader, working on a unit project (several are suggested at the beginning of each unit), reading related literature, and answering student review questions (located in the optional Quiz and Exam set). Making Choices is a collection of documents, speeches, and essays that will help the student understand the practical implications of economics. Selections include excerpts from Adam Smith, Walter Williams, George W. Bush, Henry Ford and less familiar figures. Unit projects include both writing assignments and hands-on projects designed to help the student apply what he is learning to real-life situations. For instance, in the Markets unit projects include: talking to someone in business about supply and demand, writing 300-500 words on either the price system or a given Thoreau quote, and locating five common items at five different stores and comparing the price, quality and marketing behind each. Like several other Notgrass courses, this one can be used for economics and English credit, although if you do not want to use the course for English credit, you can opt out of some of the projects and reading. The Quiz and Exam set is considered optional. It includes a Student Review book with review questions on each lesson and essay questions on the literature, a Quiz and Exam Book with unit quizzes and exams, and a separate answer key. Discussions for the projects are not provided but would be helpful in some instances (some general information is provided in a brief parent guide included in the Curriculum Package). Questions, Quizzes, and Exams all tend toward reiterating textual information, while the projects tend toward analytical and evaluative activities. The course is intended as a semester course. This would be typical for high school econom882
ics and the number of units/lessons implies this. Although not overly intense, there is plenty of work here and the conscientious student will acquire a good, solid foundation not only of economic theory and practice, but also of relevant biblical principles. ~ Janice 016428 Curriculum Package . . 54.95 016491 Student Review Pack . 9.95 027296 ☼Quiz & Exam Book . 3.95 EXECPK Package & Rvw . . . 64.90 54.95 Required 027423 029212 029252 006093 EXECLP
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CLASSICAL HISTORIAN (6-12) It’s history – and beyond! Starting where most courses leave off (with the data), the Classical Historian courses use the Socratic method (question and answer dialogue) to teach students how to start with one of the many debatable questions from history, gather information/data, analyze it, think about it critically, formulate an opinion, and be prepared and skilled at stating and defending it coherently. If the goals seem lofty and the method unfamiliar and scary, don’t panic - it’s OK! The author has given both teachers and students an excellent step-by-step process taught through some very user-friendly manuals and a set of method instruction DVDs. This is one of those series that makes me want the opportunity for a homeschool “do-over.” Designed as a teacher/student interactive course with a classical bent, this course would work well in a multi-age family environment or in a co-op setting. There is a straight-forward aspect to the skills progressions - a step-by-step process for the student, grading/evaluating helps for the teacher, and thought-provoking essay questions that create a learning atmosphere that will encourage and empower the student. Challenged a little at a time, learning to accomplish each step in an intricate process of analysis allows the student to both explore his own perspective and to experiment with effective communication. As the author says, “creating a perspective with independent critical thinking is a lifelong skill.” Somewhere along the way, history becomes relevant. The courses are organized around weekly lessons. These amount to about an hour of class instruction/interactive time (a weekly meeting) followed by the student’s independent research and writing. The author assumes the parent/ teacher is unskilled in the Socratic method,
and the first lessons in each course provide an effective presentation (or review), leading both teacher and student through the “Essential Tools of the Historian” - distinguishing fact from opinion, forming good judgment, supporting evidence, primary or secondary source analysis, using quotes, and paraphrasing. Teacher prep needed for the Socratic dialogue is minimal as the author provides specific, period-related, open-ended questions. Likewise, detailed lesson plans include systematic writing instruction. Course components include a 32-week curriculum guide (for the teacher), student manual, and teacher’s key. A required resource for each course is the Teaching Socratic Discussion DVD set and manual (a one time purchase). Individual courses also require specific textual resources including original source documents which are available at the publisher’s website (classicalhistorian.com). You could also use the student manual and teacher key alongside an excellent spine such as the BJU history texts, Susan Wise Bauer’s texts for older students (History of the Ancient World, History of the Medieval World), Carson’s Basic History of the United States, or the amazing abundance of material available on the internet. The goal of the courses is to provide students with the skills and tools they need to think critically about history, to analyze historical documents, to formulate opinions and, most importantly, to be prepared to support and defend those opinions. Both the student and the parent/teacher/writing mentor are given the tools needed for this strategic development. The Take a Stand! scope and sequence is a six-year progression with each course providing a year’s work. Ideally, a student would start with Ancient Civilizations in 6th or 7th grade and move sequentially through the series, but I like the potential for family flexibility. You could cover the same course with 2-3 multi-age students, participating in the same discussions but receiving different essay requirements. [The author suggests building to three paragraph essays for 6th graders, five paragraph essays for 7th graders, and three to five page essays for high school students. The key word here is “build,” and each step along the way becomes a useful assignment in its own right.] However, the flexibility extends beyond the obvious. You could also use the student manuals and teacher editions as a rhetoric (speaking and writing) supplement to either middle school or high school history courses using your favorite history text as your “spine.” Finally, the courses could be used singly as a time period study with an emphasis on writing. For the record, a well-motivated student could glean much from working through the student book on his own (you would still want the teacher’s edition) and using the curriculum guide and DVD series; however, learning will be greatly enhanced by even minimal teacher input. The spiral-bound Curriculum Guide provides the 32 weekly lessons. As mentioned earlier, the beginning lessons of each course incorporate material from the Socratic Discussion in History DVDs. This serves either as initial instruction or as review of the methodology. These lessons, interwoven with historical content and writing lessons, follow a pattern: review and essay reading, Socratic discussion, writing instruction and assignments. Readings from required resources
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are assigned with occasional additional source material provided in the guide. An answer key for the student book assignments is included. [This a duplicate of the answer key provided in the teacher’s edition, but I think most will want both publications as the TE also includes detailed helps for grading the essays which is not a part of the guide.] The Student Book provides a fill-in-the-blank guide through the social studies literacy analysis skill-building of these courses. The essay questions each provide a small amount of background information, suggestions for terms the student will need to research and know, pre-writing activities that include taking notes, analysis of a particular aspect of the question and suggestions/questions for class discussion and reflection afterwards. The lessons in the social studies literacy section include lessons on determining fact or opinion, assessing good or poor judgments, looking at supporting evidence, analyzing primary and secondary sources, using quotes, paraphrasing, constructing a thesis statement and conclusion, and constructing outlines and rough drafts for one, three, and five paragraph essays as well as topic and closer sentences. Lastly, there is coverage of revising, documenting sources in the text and works cited as well as typing guidelines and cover pages. A follow-up section covers skills needed specifically for multi-page essays such as thesis statements, counterarguments, analyzing primary sources, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and preparing outlines and rough drafts. Graphic organizers and a question format are used throughout. Grading rubrics are provided for one- and five-paragraph essays as well as for multi-page research essays. 90 pages. The Teacher’s Edition is a short, stapled booklet containing a teacher's introduction, notes on using the program, information on grading essays, student sample essays and an answer key. The real value in this manual is the teacher’s introductory information. There’s so much here! Starting with a brief introduction to the nature of the Take a Stand! courses, the “how to use” portion takes the teacher/writing mentor step-by-step through the process. Included is how to schedule the lessons and an explanation of each step in the process, plus a wonderful section on grading the essays along with suggestions for making this easy on yourself. (Hint: you don’t have to grade the whole essay with every assignment; sometimes you can grade just the thesis statement or the evidence used or the conclusion.) The author provides an “explained” grading rubric (i.e. what does a score of “4” mean) as well as the different categories that should be graded (i.e. thesis, evidence used, evidence explained, conclusion, and pre-writing activities). Since it helps to have examples when you’re just learning how to grade certain types of essays/papers, the author kindly provides multiple samples along with grading notes for each. He also provides examples of one-, three, and five-paragraph essays. A nice plus is that although the general information in each of the TEs is similar, the author has fully adapted each to the specific course, including the sample essays. Answers to the questions in the student book make up the remainder of the booklet. The Socratic Discussion in History is a twoDVD set (also includes a third bonus DVD featuring an extended introduction) plus a 77-page
“training manual” that provides teachers and students with a step-by-step explanation of how to teach the Socratic discussion in history as well as examples of specific Socratic discussions. Lessons from these DVDs are incorporated into every Take a Stand! course and provide the teacher and student with important historical thinking, discussion, and writing tools. The goal of the courses is to provide students with the skills and tools they need to think critically about history, to analyze historical documents, to formulate opinions and, most importantly, to be prepared to support and defend those opinions. Both the student and the parent/teacher/writing mentor are given the tools needed for this strategic development. I’m sure we will get questions as to whether or not this series has “sectarian content.” No, it doesn’t, but neither is it heavily biased in other directions. The emphasis of these materials is to equip students to think critically and to analyze and evaluate historical data and primary source documents. Accordingly, the impact of various religions on historical events and personalities is considered. ~ Janice Ancient Civilizations (6-8) Essay questions on Early Human Civilizations; Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush; Ancient Hebrews; Judaism; Ancient Greece; Greek Literature; Ancient India; Hinduism and Buddhism; Ancient China; Confucianism; Roman Republic; Christianity. 013930 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054066 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054068 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054067 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99 Required 013952 026753
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Medieval Civilizations (6-8) Essay questions on Fall of the Roman Empire, Islamic Civilization, Medieval China, Medieval Africa, Medieval Japan, Medieval Europe, Civilizations of the Americas, Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Age of Exploration. 013931 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054070 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054072 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054071 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99 Required 013952 026753
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Modern World History (9-12) Essay questions on Western Political Thought; Age of Revolution; Age of Napoleon; Industrial Revolution; Age of Imperialism; Causes of World War I; Effects of World War I; Rise of Totalitarianism; World War II – Causes of Appeasement; Cold War in Europe, 1945-1960; Cold War in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1945-1980. 013943 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054076 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054078 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054077 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99
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Required Resources: 013952 Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.99 Western Experience 8th Ed. (OOP) American History – Revolution – 1914 (6-8) Essay questions on American Revolution; Declaration of Independence; Effects on France; U.S. Constitution; Founding the Republic; U.S. as a Young Nation; Westward Expansion; Civil War, Causes; Civil War, Compare and Contrast; Reconstruction; Immigration; Industrialization; World Power. 013892 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054063 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054065 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054064 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99 Required Resources: 013952 Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.99 003730 History of the United States and its People . . . . . 24.95 16.50 050699 Patriot’s History Reader17.00 11.95 Modern American History (6-8) Essay questions on How the United States Became a World Power, Immigration, Role of Religion in American Life, U.S. Imperialism, Civil Liberties in the 1920s, Great Depression, New Deal, World War II in the Pacific, Cold War in the United States, Civil Rights Movement, Nixon and Watergate, Technology as a Cause for Change. 013936 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054073 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054075 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054074 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99 Required 013952 031217 050699
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American Democracy and Economics (9-12) Essay questions on Western Political Thought and American Government, Declaration of Independence, American Democracy, Founding Ideas, Role of Religion in American Education, U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court and Chief Justice Marshall, Free Market or Planned Economy, Globalization and Illegal Immigration, News Media and American Political Life, Totalitarianism and the United States, American Electoral Process. 013888 32-Week Guide . . . . . . 24.99 054060 Student Book . . . . . . . . 18.99 054062 Teacher Key . . . . . . . . . 6.00 054061 Student & Teacher . . . . 24.99 Required Resources: 013952 Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.99 031217 Patriot’s History of the United States . . . . . . 27.00 17.95 050699 Patriot’s History Reader17.00 11.95 018701 Lessons for the Young Economist . . . . . . . . 22.00 21.75 Guide for Learning and Teaching the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution History
☼Teaching History with Games (PK-AD) Combine gorgeous cards with suggestions for games and you have amazing learning tools. The Classical History card games are just that – gorgeous. Pulling images from classic art, photos of landmarks, symbols, etc., they provide glimpses of history in visual form. There are 48 cards in each Go Fish Game Deck with four options for play: traditional Go Fish!, a categorizing activity, a chronological game, and a geography game. Each card has a photo illustration, three hints, the title, and a multiple choice section. The Memory Game sets have 64 sturdy cardboard squares (32 pairs). Place them all face down and take turns flipping cards to make pairs. Each card has an image and its name. Each Booklet has additional games for the Go Fish decks. There are Sit Down Games and Motion Games, with playing directions explained for each. The Booklets also include a section that explains each card image plus (except for the Constitution booklet) a list of the correct chronology for the cards. Card sets and booklets are available separately, or the Go Fish cards and Booklets are available as sets. ~ Sara/Janice EACH GO FISH GAME . . . . . . . 11.99 016902 American History 016904 Ancient History 064860 Bible 064861 Constitution 016915 Medieval History EACH MEMORY GAME . . . . . . 14.99 016903 American History 016918 Medieval History EACH BOOKLET . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 066421 Ancient 066422 Medieval 066420 American 066423 Constitution EACH GAME W/BOOKLET . . . . 14.99 066417 ☼Ancient Go Fish 066419 ☼Medieval Go Fish 066416 ☼American Go Fish 066418 ☼Constitution Go Fish 066424 ☼US Presidents Go Fish 11.99 054069 History Flash Cards . . . 9.99 ~~~~~~~~ JAMES STOBAUGH HISTORY (7-12) Studies in World History (7-9) Aptly named, this new three-volume series by Dr. James Stobaugh provides world history courses for junior high students. It has a slightly different flavor than the traditional history courses from Christian publishers you might be most familiar with. These studies are a combination of first person reports, event “snapshots,” worldview analysis, impact studies and the author’s personal essays. In short, they provide history for the inquiring middle school mind in search of logical connections. Coupled with user friendliness, these courses can be both independent studies as well as teacher-student discussions. The scope of the series is global with the rise and fall of various civilizations being the focal coverage. However, the author will often pause to trace the development of an institution (i.e. slavery), an impactful item (i.e. history of the English Bible) or a philosophical concept (i.e. modernism). As primary sources become more 884
plentiful, they are incorporated into the textual information. A biblical and Christian worldview permeates the series. The Student Book is the textual “heart” of the course and is written directly to the student. Containing 34 chapters (i.e. weeks of lessons), each with five lessons, there is a consistent format for each chapter. Preliminary information includes First Thoughts (perspective and context), Learning Objectives (these show up later as discussion questions), and Concepts (notable people, places, and events). Five daily lessons follow covering history, geography, economics, government, and religion. These general study categories are consistently covered but not necessarily in every chapter. A single Discussion Question concludes each lesson and, frankly, these will involve the student in higher order thinking skills – analysis, synthesis, comparisons, etc. Sometimes a lesson will include the author’s personal commentary as in the last lesson in the series on the Age of Augustine (Vol. 1, Chapter 15). Lesson 1 is on Young Augustine; Lesson 2, Augustine’s Conversion; Lesson 3, his life as a pastor, Lesson 4, new heresies. The chapter concludes with a personal essay lesson comparing Augustine’s political situation (i.e. fall of Rome) to Elijah’s story (I Kings 18-19) to our situation today. Illustrations are plentiful (and black and white) in the Student Book and include artwork, artifacts, historical locations, maps, portraits, and photos. First and foremost, the Teacher Guide is an answer key, although it also includes a very useful daily calendar that lists the daily and weekly assignments. Besides talking points for each of the daily lesson Discussion Questions, the Answer Key also provides answers for objective questions and talking points for the short essays that are an option for the weekly chapter exam. Those chapter exams are also in this book – reproducible for families and small classrooms – and have two parts (or options as they are called). One is a matching activity involving the Concepts from each chapter. The other is a question requiring an analytical short essay answer. The discussion questions for each lesson are available as worksheets. These can be covered as oral discussion or as written short essays. It startled me a bit when I first saw these worksheets. Each is a question accompanied with identifying information (i.e. volume, chapter, lesson) situated on an otherwise blank sheet of paper. The obvious intent is for the page to be reproduced and the student to provide the answer and place into a binder. It would also be possible for the student to complete their work directly in the Teacher Guide as all answer keys are in the back and could be removed completely if desired. The Teacher Guide is three-hole punched. Volume 1 covers Creation Through the Age of Discovery (4004 BC to 1500 AD). Volume 2 - The New World to the Modern Age (1500 AD to 1900 AD). Volume 3 - The Modern Age to Present (1900 AD to Present). The series will appeal most to families who want a strongly academic, Christian world history that incorporates both worldview and higher order thinking skills. The series could be completed with the student working independently, although any history/worldview course will be richer with meaningful discussion. ~ Janice
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James Stobaugh’s High School History (9-12) For years, James Stobaugh has written homeschool curriculum, focusing primarily on the study of literature from a Christian perspective and SAT test preparation. Mr. Stobaugh has now turned his attention to history. These courses focus on general themes in a given time period and require the student to use his research, analysis, discussion and essay writing skills rather than his memorization skills. Another feature of the courses is good incorporation and discussion of Christian beliefs and ethics (particularly evident in the World History course) compared to the prevailing philosophy of the people group and time period. Each course has a student book and a teacher book and is divided into 34 chapters. Each chapter contains 8-15 pages in the student book, including black & white photos and illustrations, and is divided into 4 lessons. The text reads more like Mr. Stobaugh is telling the reader a story. Because of the good readability and short chapters, the course seems at first glance to be more suited for junior high students. However, Mr. Stobaugh presumes that the student will be doing outside research, not just reading the assigned pages. Daily assignments are purposely left open-ended; the student should have the time to pursue the research wherever it leads. As an example, Chapter 9 of the American History course covers the years from 1800 to 1820 in 8 pages of text. The first page contains a brief overview of the era, and learning objectives for the chapter. The four lessons are “A Peaceful Revolution”, “An Era of Good Feelings”, “History Maker: John Quincy Adams”, and “Historical Debate: National Period”. Assignments for each lesson are one to five research/essay questions. This philosophy carries over into the chapter tests. While there are some single-answer questions, the majority of the points given on the test are for answers to essay questions. Where possible, the Teacher Guide contains answers to the lesson assignments and chapter tests. On many essay questions, the Guide gives information which may or should be included in the student’s essay. However, some questions are opinion questions; the teacher must gauge whether the student has adequately supported his answer with facts and reasons. To use this course successfully would require a motivated student who enjoys researching topics on his own. This is not a history book
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full of times, places and dates, but rather a framework from which to build a knowledge of history. ~ Bob American History: 051251 Student . . . . . . . . . 29.99 21.75 051252 Teacher . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.75 057850 Package . . . . . . . . . 49.98 35.75 British History: 051253 Student . . . . . . . . . 24.99 051254 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 19.99 057853 Package . . . . . . . . . 44.98 World History: 051257 Student . . . . . . . . . 24.99 051258 Teacher . . . . . . . . . 19.99 057872 Package . . . . . . . . . 44.98 051256 All 6 Books above . 139.94 ~~~~~~~
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Courses - General Around the World in 180 Days 2nd Ed. (K-12) A clever spin on the title of the classic book Around the World in 80 Days, this multilevel course does allow you to cover a lot of ground. Geography, history, religion, culture and current events are covered for all grade levels on a continent-by-continent basis. The two-volume set includes the Teacher's Guide and a Student Workbook, both softcover with similar format. The student must do research to find the answers to various questions. The author suggests books and textbooks to use for research, and important people to find out about. Answers to the questions are recorded on the worksheets, (which are perforated and can be removed to place in a binder). Other interesting and pertinent information can be placed in the binder as well. Thankfully, answers to the questions are included in the study guide. The order of study is not the typical Northern Africa - Eastern Asia - Europe - North America sequence that you normally find elsewhere. Suggested study time to cover the guide in a one-year period would be as follows: Africa, 6 weeks; Australia, 3-4 weeks; Antarctica, 2 weeks; South America, 5-6 weeks; Asia, 6-7 weeks; Europe, 6-7 weeks; North America, 4-5 weeks. Each unit begins with geography questions and terms to research, and continues to map work; outlining the continent, drawing major physical features (rivers, mountains, deserts, lakes, etc.), and marking countries and cities. In addition to answering questions about history, religion, culture and current events, students are also given writing and speaking assignments. To make the product useful for a wide grade range, questions which are too difficult for younger students are marked UE for upper elementary, JH for junior high, or HS for high school. Although the study as a whole is designed for all grades, the workbook is geared for students in 4th-5th grade and up. Suggestions for teaching grades K-4 are included in the Teacher's Guide. Obviously, any attempt to cover geography and history on seven continents from Creation through modern times in one year for all grade levels with a 180-page study guide will only scratch the surface. This study will give a good overview of world geography, hit highlights of world history, and give some basic insights into various cultures. Use it
as a framework to build in whatever direction you choose. ATWSET Tchr & Workbook . 55.00 36.95 048337 Teacher Guide only 25.00 20.95 002216 Workbook only . . . 30.00 20.95
ties which are optional and written directly to the student; and sometimes a ‘looking forward’ section that gives advance notice of what is needed for the next lesson. Best of all, these lessons are written specifically for the home teacher, so they make sense in a home setting. Child’s History of the World (4-AD) Please note that the Lesson Manual is only availV.M. Hillyer, the first headable in sets. The Child’s History of the World master of Calvert School, Complete Course includes the text, Student spent many of his school years Workbook, and Lesson Manual. If you already studying only American hisown the text, but would like just the new anciltory. Believing that studying lary materials, they can be purchased as a set. world history would broaden Because Calvert School doesn’t give permission children’s horizons and give for copying, individual workbooks are available them a better understanding for additional students. We give the new addiof the world and history in tions two thumbs up! ~ Donna general, he set about to write 010821 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.00 an understandable and comprehensive world 054770 Complete Course . . . . 73.00 history children could enjoy. A Child’s History 054771 Lesson Manual & Wkbk 53.00 of the World functions to familiarize young 054772 Workbook only . . . . . 35.00 children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while read- Streams of History Series (4-6) ing like a good story. While many of the topics This series, originally published in 1902, foltouched upon may not be the most important lows the development of Western Civilization in overall world history, they are nevertheless from ancient times. The intent is to show how significant because they can be understood by a history flows and how events trickle down to child. The subjects are covered in chronological effect the future. From a Christian perspective, order, from the beginning of the world through the books highlight the contributions of each the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a culture and show how each era and civilizalinear view of world history that allows details tion built upon the next to develop the Western to be filled in later. The hardcover text is 440 culture we see in the US today (or at least, in pages in length, and is written to pique interest 1902). There are no pictures and little trivia, just by asking questions throughout the text. Black the basic info about the time period covered, and white illustrations are interspersed with the with commentary on the consequences. Written textual information to enhance the content. This by Ellwood W. Kemp and edited by Lisa M. book is a resource for the History Odyssey level Ripperton, pb. ~ Rachel 1 courses, and is written from a different per- EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 spective. Although references are made to God 046795 Ancient Greece and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how 046796 Ancient Rome things started and cave men. His suggestion that the earth began as a spark that was thrown from Short Lessons in World History (7-12) the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the It’s difficult (ambitious, even) to cover world earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5 history in a year. A lot of information gets left is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not out. Just the same, it’s good to have a frameinterested in his version of how the earth began work to work from, even if you intend to “flesh you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss it out.” Written at a 5th grade level (making it anything of historical value. usable at a lower age than listed above), this The text by V.M. Hillyer has been a well- course would be an ideal self-study overview of known history option in the homeschool arena world history for any student, or it would profor many years, leaving people wanting more vide short summaries of period history that you to round out the text. The Calvert School has elaborate on using supplementary materials. It written a lesson manual and student workbook is a unique book in that it is broken down into to supplement, reinforce and teach alongside “bite-sized” chunks to be completed daily, each this wonderful text. The spiral-bound Student followed by a short comprehension exercise. Workbook is well written, easy to use and easy These include fill-ins, multiple choice, puzzles, to follow along. It is divided into 3 sections and map questions. Scattered throughout the – Chapter outlines which are fill-in-the-blank material are 12 mini-biographies of major figoutlines and are to be filled in from information ures in World History - notables like Winston found in the text; Timeline pages which range Churchill, Florence Nightingale, Charlemagne, from 3400BC to 2000AD and are filled in with etc. While from a secular publisher, I found major events, and one page with 17 icons to cut no evolutionary content, the first civilization out and place on your timeline; 109 Enrichment in Sumer begins “nearly 6,000 years ago,” activities that correspond to the lessons and may and there are several references to the Bible. include letter scrambles, crossword puzzles, While certainly not comprehensive, the text is word searches, sequencing, games, cut & paste interesting, easy to understand, and inexpenactivities, and recipes. Students will make things sive. Visuals are not glitzy, text is two-colored, like a papier-mache globe, bread, a cubit stick, and many consist of clip-art type graphics. and solve secret codes. The spiral-bound Lesson However, maps are extremely clear. A glossary Manual contains 158 lessons that all follow the and answer key are provided in the text. Text same format – Materials list; Student check- is reproducible. This text would be helpful to list of what to do for that lesson; Objectives; acquire a “big picture” view of world history. Introduction which includes questions and tips 005916 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.00 20.75 to pique interest in the topic; Enrichment activi-
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Story of Mankind (Updated Ed.) (7-12) Hendrik Willem van Loon’s masterpiece of world history for young adults, winner of the first Newberry award, has remained an enjoyable way to introduce world history. Even though the original author died in 1944 – before the end of World War II – a succession of authors has provided updated chapters to ensure the book stays current and a viable option. This latest updating includes chapters by Robert Sullivan that take the story from the end of the millennium (the extent of the previous update) through an evaluation of our current (copyright, 2014) forms of communication – Chapter 90, Friends – The Ways in Which We Changed How We Communicate with Each Other. Recognizing the appeal of the original, the previous updaters (Edward Prehn, Paul Sears and Edwin Broome in 1972; John Merriman in 1984 and 1999; with added illustrations by Adam Simon) and now the current updater have all maintained the same engaging conversational tone. An animated chronology (from 500,000 B.C. to A.D. 2000) and a complete index of people, places, and things mentioned in the book are provided in the back. 765 pgs. pb ~ Janice 017396 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 14.25 Streams of Civilization (9-12) World History is presented from a Christian perspective in this 2-volume set from Christian Liberty Press. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview from Creation through about 1620. Volume 2 takes us from there to the present. In addition to the text, the book includes ample illustrations and maps, as well as review questions, vocabulary drills, even interesting projects. Volume 1 has been revised and expanded with many more full-color graphics and maps. Volume 2, in addition to more challenging reading, increases the emphasis on church history in relation to secular history. It offers no apologies for the strong conservative opinions expressed. Teacher guide for Vol. 1 contains some teaching helps in addition to answers; Vol. 2 guide is only an answer key. 021084 Vol. 1 (3rd Ed.) . . . 35.95 24.95 005939 Vol. 1 Tchr Gd (3E) 10.50 7.50 005941 Vol. 1 Test & Key (3E) 5.25 3.95 005944 Vol. 2 . . . . . . . . . . 28.50 19.95 005949 Vol. 2 Text Ans. Key . 7.50 5.75 005950 Vol. 2 Test & Key . . . 5.25 3.95 006733 Historical Timeline 22.25 16.25 Designed to be used alongside Streams of Civilization, this ready-made timeline would be a helpful addition to any world history text. Timeline spans 750 B.C.-2000 A.D. History of the World (6th Ed.) (9-AD) Used as a resource for the upper levels of the History Odyssey program, this book from a secular publisher presents a truly global and comprehensive world history tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages from what is known as “pre-history” through the entrance into the twenty-first century. And all in a mere 1225 pages (hb)! Highly readable, interspersed with historical maps, this newly revised work provides a great narrative of the human species. ~ Janice 041925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 32.95
Courses & Unit Studies - By Period or Topic History Portfolios (K-AD) There are so many unit studies and curriculums that culminate in the creation of a dedicated notebook which contains all of the work and information the child has learned about the topic. If you are looking for something better adapted to this process than the ol’ binder and notebook paper combo, you will definitely want to check out the History Portfolios. Based on the same concept as a blank timeline, this series offers you actual history portfolios which hold many blank maps, spaces, and lined paragraphs for you to fill out for each time period. The books are divided chronologically over four time periods that align well with classically-based programs: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern History. For example, the medieval book provides separate sections for the Christians, the West Roman Empire, the Celtic Tribes, the Germanic Tribes, the Building of Kingdoms (Frankish, England, France, and Germany), the East Roman Empire/Byzantium, and the World. Each section contains blank maps and empty spaces for copywork, drawings, reports, narrations, lists and more. A detailed table of contents at the beginning shows you what features are included for each time period, making it easier to plan with your history program (you may want to note that the appendix material and resource suggestions previously found in the History Portfolios are now found in the Teacher Guides for each time period). The end of the book provides a unique timeline, which is intended to be taken out of the book, attached sheet-to-sheet, and used to record events and important people that are studied. This series provides a worthy foundation for personalized, thorough history portfolios. If you’ve been a little overwhelmed with the blank spaces in the History Portfolios – or just want some idea of what to include, these guides provide the answer. Each spiralbound Teacher's Guide provides detailed suggestions for each and every image and text box in its corresponding Portfolio. Appendix and resource material (previously found in the Classic Portfolios) is now also included in the Teacher's Guides. Even though the Portfolios provide general suggestions, these Teacher’s Guides eliminate the need to preplan every page. The material can be used “as is” by coloring, cutting, and pasting or it can become a springboard and source of ideas. All images are original – rendered from photographs and artifacts – and can be reproduced for family use. With the use of these Teacher’s Guides, the History Portfolios can function as the framework for a complete course of study. Please note that Teacher’s Guides are only needed for these “Classic” portfolios; if you are using a Junior History Portfolio for the younger set, you will not need a separate Teacher’s Guide. While the “Classic” History Portfolios are intended for 3rd grade and up, Junior Portfolios offer even younger children the opportunity to complete their own portfolios, too. Designed as a gentle introduction to both history and notebooking and very similar to the original History Portfolios, these contain more age-appropriate writing spaces as well as suggested material
for three ability levels. A Parent Guide and Materials are included right in the book (back portion), but can be removed to allow the student to “own” his portfolio. History selections are coordinated with the Story of the World, but could be used with other history materials. Both Junior and “classic” History Portfolios are now bound in 3-ring binders for extra flexibility. Full-color reference Map Sets are also available to help students complete the mapping activities in their portfolios. These provide the ultimate in convenience and eliminate the need to search through atlases or the internet for just the right reference map. These maps directly correlate with the black-and-white maps in the portfolios, and they are not consumable, so only one set is needed per family. While we sell the pieces separately, the History Portfolio’s creator has also made some kits available, which contain everything you could want for a full-fledged history notebooking experience. Classic kits and Junior Kits are now availble for all time periods. Kits include portfolio, map set, colored pencils, and ten sheets of 65 lb. multicolored card stock paper. Classic kits also include the Teacher’s Guide. – Melissa/Janice EACH CLASSIC PORTFOLIO (3-AD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.95 25.95 010185 Ancient 025773 Renaissance 010581 Medieval 030984 Modern EACH TCHR GUIDE (exc noted)16.95 13.95 004117 Ancient 003659 Renaissance 042511 Medieval 014908 Modern . . . . . . . . . 19.95 16.50 EACH CLASSIC KIT (except) . 67.95 52.95 042504 Ancient 048512 Renaissance 042507 Medieval 027990 Modern . . . . . . . . . 70.95 54.95 EACH JR PORTFOLIO (K-3) . 32.95 25.95 004098 Ancient 021335 Renaissance 042509 Medieval 008310 Modern . . . . . . . . . 36.95 29.25 EACH JUNIOR KIT (except) . 50.95 48.50 042506 Ancient 028001 Renaissance 042510 Medieval 008346 Modern . . . . . . . . . 55.00 52.25 EACH MAP SET . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 042505 Ancient 048513 Renaissance 042508 Medieval 008290 Modern
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History Through the Ages Project Passport (3-8) An excellent supplement for hands-on learners, this series from Homeschool in the Woods will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your history studies. Each CD-Rom contains printable PDF files which include the Guide Book Text, lapbook templates, notebooking pages, recommended book/DVD lists and audio files. Within the pages of the guide book text is the “travel” itinerary, which includes tips and a planner so you can prepare ahead of time for the 25 lessons (called Stops). Each Stop includes fact filled, engaging readings which are created to be all you need for a compact or supplementary study. Many of the ‘stops’ also offer more than one project allowing you and your children options along the way. While some of the projects will require students to research further, others have all the necessary information provided. Activities vary and include creative writing, recipes, mapping activities, timelines, games, notebook activities, crafts, and lapbooks. Masters, detailed instructions, illustrations, and photos of finished products are all included to fully equip the parent for a successful handson history experience. An additional resource section offers a recommended resource lists for books, videos, nonfiction books and websites, and additional research suggestions for parents/ students who want to become further immersed in the time period being studied. Currently there are two Project Passports available, and we are hopeful more will be added, as they provide a wonderful alternative to dry textbook learning! Reproducible for immediate family. ~Deanne EACH CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 059816 Ancient Egypt 024817 ☼Ancient Greece 055068 Middle Ages 014898 Renaissance and Reformation Jackdaws (5-12) What’s a Jackdaw? Why, it’s the next best thing to being there! What a sense of history in the making; you feel as though you are back at that juncture in history as you peruse each portfolio. But what’s in a Jackdaw? Compiled around pivotal points in history, Jackdaws are veritable treasure troves of primary source materials. That’s right - you get to see firsthand the documents that helped shape history! Specifically, each Jackdaws portfolio contains: ¾¾ Eight to eighteen relevant primary source documents - facsimiles of the original material. You will be awestruck as you read actual letters, diaries, telegrams and newspaper articles; study maps, engravings, handbills, and many other authentically reproduced documents. It’s like having museum archives in your hands! ¾¾ Four to eight Broadsheet essays. These provide narratives on the significant aspects of the topic, presented in journal format. Written in logical sequence, they contain carefully compiled research. Often, they include historical photos or other printed materials that supplement the primary source documents. ¾¾ Detailed, annotated notes about the background of the documents included. ¾¾ Clear, easy-to-read transcripts of any documents that might be hard to read due
to archaic language or poor handwriting. All this is encased in a sturdy, protective jacket, along with a study guide. The study guides essentially create a unit study around each Jackdaw. Each is filled with activities correlated to source documents and broadsheets in the Jackdaw, as well as extension activities to help students explore its historical context more fully. Briefly, they include such things as vocabulary and exercises; analyzing historical quotes; guided writing activities; “workout” projects emphasizing problem-solving and critical thinking skills; questions to pique students’ interest and encourage them to develop and express their opinion; ideas and topics for further research; reading ideas (literature to accompany the study) for a historical period; activity ideas like debates, drama, or other presentations. Don’t just do history; experience it! EACH (except noted) . . . . . . 69.50 47.95 044660 1066 044661 American Revolution 044662 Byzantine Empire 044668 China: A Cultural Heritage 044671 Civil War 044672 Columbus & Age of Explorers 044690 Elizabeth I 044699 Hadrian’s Wall 044714 Lewis & Clark 044745 Magna Carta 044746 Making of the Constitution 044748 Martin Luther 044753 Mayflower and Pilgrim Fathers 044660 Tutankhamun & The Tomb Christian History: Biographies of Faith (7-9) 026030 Parent Lesson Planner 16.99 12.75 CHBFPK Package . . . . . . . . . 101.94 72.75 Includes Parent Lesson Planner, Life of John Knox, Life of Washington, Life of Andrew Jackson, Life of John Newton, and Luther. TRISMS Curriculum (8-12) TRISMS are very complete, thorough history-based unit studies that incorporate literature, science, history, geography, rhetoric, writing, vocabulary, art, music, and architecture. In fact, the only subjects not covered here are math, lab science, and foreign language! Periods of history are studied chronologically from the first civilizations through the present time. Each study is designed to take a year and is made up of 18 unit plans, designed to take about two weeks apiece. The unit plans contain all assignments for the unit divided by subject and displayed in a nice grid format (which leaves plenty of space to pencil in other assignments as well). In each column of the grid, you’ll see all assignments in that subject to be completed during the unit. At the bottom of the unit plan (or immediately after it), you’ll find topics and personalities for further research, possible writing topics, map details, and historical events to plot on a timeline. Several general worksheets are included for each area of study, and these are in the form of “questionnaires.” Students will complete a variety of questionnaires for each unit studied. In Age of Revolution, they’ll complete questionnaires for U.S. Presidents, art, music, and architecture. Questionnaires offer
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the student the opportunity to independently research the time period, civilization, or person being studied and compile their findings into a basic fact sheet. Besides questionnaires, a variety of other worksheets is also provided which give opportunities to research and answer the questions posed. An interesting aspect of the research-based worksheets and questionnaires is that there is no ready source in the curriculum to find the answers; rather, it is up to the student to locate relevant books and references to help them. Although it may be a bit daunting at first, the constant research process is great college preparation and terrific practice for research papers as well. As they research to gather the information and organize it into their course book, they are also learning a great deal about that time period or culture as well as building a foundation to learn more. TRISMS doesn’t leave you high and dry as far as locating resources though; they have included lengthy lists of resource books in the teacher’s manuals. The other assignments that are abbreviated on the unit plans are found in the student’s book immediately after the unit plan. These usually consist of worksheets, excerpts from literature, and writing assignments. The reading assignments require no research on your end, as all excerpts have been thoughtfully reprinted in the student’s book. Other assignments and worksheets are research-based, like the questionnaires, and require the student to find additional information to study the topic and answer a series of questions. In some units specific movies are recommended, and assignments may be based around analyzing the movie and answering questions about it. Writing assignments corresponding to Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Teaching Writing Structure & Style are also included in each unit. IEW-related assignments in each unit direct the student to specific units and pages in the Teaching Writing Structure & Style program, and the TRISMS writing assignments in that unit follow what is taught in the TWSS writing program. Coverage is solid too; in fact, the entire syllabus of TWSS is covered in each TRISMS set, so if you covered the whole span of history with TRISMS during high school, you would be going through the TWSS syllabus several times and getting plenty of writing practice! Depending on the time era you are using, there are also opportunities to extend studies into subjects such as economics or philosophy. Suggestions for doing so are found in the teacher’s manual. After completing all projects and questionnaires for a unit, students will organize these into a course book, which serves as a reminder of what they have studied and a kind of “textbook” for them to read and study from. As you may expect from a classical curriculum such as TRISMS, the literature and writing component here is pretty hefty. Multiple literature activities are included in each unit and involve reading books and passages and writing essay questions, summarizing writing outlines, completing book reports, and much, much more. Each set is composed of three pieces – the teacher’s manual, the student assignment book, and the student packet. The teacher’s manual includes a table of all time periods studied, a “literature table of contents” which lists all literature studied, a lengthy orientation to help get you started, and an equally History
lengthy resource and reading list to help you locate resources. The resource list is divided by unit and includes details such as the reading level and type of resource (audio, periodical, book, etc.). The teacher’s manual also functions as an answer key and includes copies of the student’s unit plan, answers to worksheets and questionnaires, quiz keys, and test keys. The student assignment book includes the time and literature tables of contents, the same orientation which is found in the teacher’s book, unit plan grids, assignments, and literature selections. The end of the book also includes literature study helps and rhetoric helps. All worksheets, questionnaires, and tests are found in the loose-leaf student pack. These are threehole punched and designed to be placed into a binder when completed. The format and fairly open-ended content of these studies make them relatively easy to use with students of varying abilities, and suggestions for use with younger students are included as well. It’s a very complete, heavy-duty curriculum that will challenge students of all different ages with the volume of information they will learn, and through the literature assignments, questionnaires, map work, and other assignments they are sure to know the material well when they complete this course. They will also acquire an appreciation for the many different cultures and civilizations throughout history, giving them a solid and well-rounded historical foundation which will aid them in college and beyond. As with most unit study approaches, by focusing on history through all other subjects, you will truly glean more than history isolated from other school subjects and only studied in small increments a day. If it is true that you get out of something what you put in, they are sure to come away with a wealth of knowledge! – Jess Rise of Nations (A.D. 1440 – 1860) 041231 Set w/ User Manual 339.00 274.95 043213 Student Pack . . . . . 30.00 29.25 Age of Revolution (A.D. 1850 – 2005) 041232 Set w/ User Manual 450.00 369.95 017060 1st Semester Set . . . 339.00 274.95 017125 2nd Semester Set . . 259.00 209.95 043209 Student Pack Sem 1 30.00 29.25 043210 Student Pack Sem 2 30.00 29.25 Teaching Resources Timeline of Classics (1-12) Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" this collection of book titles from IEW includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World. The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes 888
instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D’Aulaire’s Book of Myths, and many more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation include: America’s God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, and Leviathan. Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God’s sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God’s help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara 005984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.00 Teaching History Through Art (3-12) Teaching History Through Art covers ancient history through the Renaissance. Because a culture’s art gives insights into their society, ample illustrations, lively and informative text, and related activities teach us about civilizations through the ages. For example, one activity is on Vase Painting, with information related to the Archaic period from about the late seventh century B.C. to 480 B.C. Two photographs of Grecian vases are displayed, with corresponding art activities. One is to make a vase with a picture on it, starting with self-hardening clay. Directions are included for coil building a vase. Another idea is given for painting on a coffee can, to experience painting on a curved surface. Directions for surface preparation and completion are included. Another page relates the story of the Bayeux Tapestry, along with a scene from the artwork. The corresponding art activity is to produce a three-foot mural relating another famous battle in history, using oil or chalk pastels. Still another page tells about the navigator and explorer Captain Cook. After a brief but interesting biographical sketch, students are given directions to build their own ship in a bottle. Renaissance topics, along with wonderful art activities, include: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Galileo, Gutenberg, Dürer, Mercator, Boticelli, Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in the Renaissance, St. Peter’s Basilica, Peter Paul Rubens, Painting in the Renaissance, Triptych, and Illuminated Manuscripts. Each gives you well-researched and interesting background information, along with a correlated art activity. This book would be easy to incorporate into any history study, particularly the literature-based programs from Greenleaf Press, Beautiful Feet, or Hillside Academy. 004198 Book . . . . . . . . . . . 27.95 24.95 055704 CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 References - General World History Atlas (2-AD) These maps that show the spread of world religions, Alexander’s empire, trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Mongol Empires, exploration and colonization, Japanese expansion in Asia, etc., will be invaluable for all kinds of research projects. User-friendly and with an index at the rear of the book, this softcover atlas will be a handy tool in your homeschool. ~ Genevieve 014586 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 9.95
Kingfisher Atlas of World History (2-AD) Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach 027650 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 16.95 Big Book of History (2-7) Is there an “Usborne” type book of world history written from a Christian perspective? There is now! The general format will remind you of the Adams Chart of World History (or its predecessor, Wall Chart of World History). It’s oversized (11”x 14”) and includes accordion-pleated, laminated panels that unfold to 15 feet (20 panels) and allow it to be studied page by page as a book or leaned up against the wall like a timeline. A timeline is exactly what runs through the center of each panel, starting with Creation and ending in 2010. Placed in between are hundreds of historical facts and notable events (like the invention of the tin can in 1810 or diagrams of the inventions of the Hero of Alexander in the first century A.D.). Abundant, colorful graphics include pictures (relics, places, and portraits/busts), drawings (that tin can mentioned earlier), and charts (Roman Emperors who persecuted the Christians). Textual information is varied and fascinating – a little graphic showing the equivalent weight of just one stone from Stonehenge, mini-biographies, an explanation of the history of the Olympic torch – to give you just a tiny flavor. Interspersed with the text are “Did you know?” questions (interesting facts) and questions (Was the fruit really an apple?) which often refers back to the teacher’s guide (more about that later). Timeline dates are based on the Annals of World History for biblical dating but coverage is global and includes information from North/South America as well as China and India. Since it’s published by Master Books and edited by Ken Ham, you would expect thorough coverage of a biblically-based creation and a catastrophic world-wide flood. You will not be disappointed. The laminated panels of the Big Book of History are available either in bound form (inside hardback covers) or just the Panels (in a clear plastic case). The Teacher’s Guide (30 pgs.) can be used with either version of the Big Book and includes activities and ideas for each panel with numerous web links provided for further study. The
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first part of the guide (provided for the first several panels) is more extensive and could function as a unit study or Bible study. Also included is a quick, two-page set of hide-andseek questions for each panel (e.g. When was paper first invented in China? – Panel 10), an index for quickly locating historical information in the Big Book, and a one-page bibliography listing resources for further study. Just like its secular cousins, this book will bring color, illustration, fascination, and clarity to your world history studies. And you’ll never miss those “millions and millions of years” that aren’t included. Enjoy! ~ Janice 050533 Big Book . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.75 050534 Big Book (Panels) . . 16.99 12.75 050535 Teacher’s Guide . . . . 6.99 5.59 Time Trek Maps CD-ROMs (3-AD) EACH CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . 065761 MAC 065762 PC
Usborne Book of World History (4-8) This is the combined, hardcover volume of the Children’s Picture World History series, covering the first civilizations to 1914 A.D. Given to her as a gift, this volume was eagerly devoured from cover to cover by our then 5th grade daughter, who scarcely put it down and opened every sentence with “Did you know...?”. Previously showing very little interest in history as a school subject, we were impressed at the ability of this book to hold her interest. The text is highly readable and the illustrations captivating. If you are force-feeding history to your upper-elementary or junior high student, this may be the answer. Please note that this is a secular publication. You may want to edit or omit some of this volume, particularly the earliest part. Depending on the age of your children, you may let them “edit” themselves - or use the discrepancies between the secular and Christian worldview as the basis for discussion. 004595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 22.49 Usborne Encyclopedia of World History (Internet-Linked) (4+) This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their
tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams. Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the “Prehistoric World” (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pgs, pb. ~ Stephanie 018005 Softcover . . . . . . . . 19.99 17.99 000979 Hardcover . . . . . . . 39.99 35.99 Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (4+) We looked at several different alternatives before selecting this volume as a basic world history reference book. As with any secular product, we contend with the “dating” problems (the book dates the beginning of history at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references. However, the book is an excellent reference with many outstanding features: ¾¾ It’s all in one book (491 pgs) making it a handy reference for studies of any and all time periods. ¾¾ The paper is nice and thick, designed to tolerate years of “wear and tear”. ¾¾ Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles. ¾¾ Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including photographs and charts as well as annotated maps. ¾¾ A handy reference section at the back of the book that has lists of national leaders throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries. ¾¾ The comprehensive indexing makes it easy to quickly find the information or related articles you need. This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World several years ago. Although similar, there are some differences in this new book. Curriculums that refer to the original book may not correspond exactly to the replacement version. We think this will be a volume you will use again and again, not just for world history studies, but for unit studies of all kinds. 003618 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 History of the World (4-AD) This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief writeups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with
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permission of DK), the first chapter, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000), has been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the Early People (40,000-5000BC), First Civilizations (50001200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (14001500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ’s crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan 028389 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.99 32.50 Everything You Need to Ace World History In One Big Fat Notebook (6-8) Covers prehistory, first civilizations, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, Revolution and Enlightenment, Era of Imperialism, world conflict, post WWII to 2015. 065407 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.50 Atlas of Western Civilization (6-AD) A collection of 44 full-color maps tracing the development of Western civilization from the spread of agriculture (10,000 – 1,000 BC) to the states of the world in 2005 AD. Maps are a nice size (7” x 9”), clear and easy to read. Included are 10 covering ancient civilizations; 6 from the Middle Ages; 11 from the Age of Exploration, and the rest from 1850 to 2005. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Janice 014843 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 9.95 Historical Atlas of the World (7-12) A comprehensive presentation of the major periods of world history in 48 pages of fullcolor maps. Large maps cover Early and Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See how the world has changed across the centuries, trace the rise and fall of civilizations as land was claimed, conquered, and conceded. 000733 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 8.95 Timetables of History: A Historical Linkage of People and Events (7-AD) This large, 676-page paperback volume is a year-by-year timeline in book form. Over 30,000 events in the areas of history, religion, arts, science, music and literature are arranged chronologically, allowing you to assess, at a glance, what was happening around the world at a specific date in time. It’s interesting when studying an event in history to see that event in the context of what else was going on in the rest of the world! We’re sure you’ll be spending a lot of time traveling through this volume. 006064 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 22.50 History
Penguin History of the World (9-AD) First published in the mid 1970s, the now 6th edition of this book has been revised and expanded to include recent changes across the globe encompassing turbulent events, environmental concerns, international order and the diversity of human life and achievement. Divided into eight sections, called books, each focuses on a different cultural period. Book 1, Before History, goes back millions of years as it traces common theories on the origin of life. Book 2 covers Civilizations, including Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, the beginnings of South Asia, Ancient China, Eastern Asia, other Ancient Worlds and nomadic groups. Book 3 centers on the Classical Age period of the Greeks, Greek Civilization, Hellenistic World, Rome, Christianity and Western transition, classical India and China. Book 4 introduces the Age of Diverging Traditions including the Central Eurasian Crossroads, Islam and Arab empires, Byzantium, the New Middle East and making of Europe, India, Imperial China, Japan, the First Revolution of Europe and more. Book 5 focuses on the Making of the European Age - Qing China and Mughal India, and early modern Europe through how the great changes in Europe was the starting point of modern history. Book 6 considers the great changes that occurred in our world beginning in the mid 18th century. Topics include the political changes in an age of revolution, the new Europe, political change in the Anglo-Saxon world. European Imperialism and Asia's response to a Europeanizing-world are also summarized. Book 7 bring us to the the first and second world wars, the new Asia, the Ottoman heritage and Western Islamic lands and the shaping of the a new world. Book 8, titled, the Our Own Time, includes how new research and discoveries have affected our study of history. This section also includes the Cold War and the transitions to the 21st century. Here we explore perspectives, new world orders, and the potential future of a truly global society. Based on the original works of J.M. Roberts and updated by Odd Arne Westad, the Penguin History of the World (6ed) is a key resource for understanding our place in the chronicles of global history. Contains a complete listing of the nearly 100 maps and a comprehensive index.1260 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne/Ruth 022148 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.00 17.95
This small-format version is 7.5” x 9.5” and will complement any history program or be a great read all on its own. ~ Zach 035055 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 17.99 Cultural Atlases (5-8) These colorful, richly detailed atlases offer fascinating illustrations and insights into daily life in these ancient civilizations. Explore the culture of that day through maps, charts, tables, chronologies, photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-understand text. Visit the ancient places through the full-color reconstructions of the towns and villages, homes, workplaces, and institutions of the time. Ready for your tour? 96 pgs, hc. EACH ATLAS . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95 020113 Greece 020114 Rome 024270 Mesopotamia Ancient World (Usb. Internet-Linked) (6-AD) In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can “see inside” houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said “hello” or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess 030666 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.49
Penguin Historical Atlases (7-12) These excellent, thorough reference books reveal the changing faces of each country References - Ancient History through the ages and their rulers via maps, photographs, and cultural and historical narrative. Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (4-10) Like all other Usborne books you’ve ever 001359 Ancient Egypt . . . . . 21.00 14.75 seen, this colorfully detailed encyclopedia is 012737 Ancient Greece . . . 21.00 14.75 packed with info and ready to be explored. 012738 Ancient Rome . . . . 20.00 13.95 Well laid out on eye-catching pages, the history of the ancient world is detailed from TIMELINES the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia (the book first has a few pages about early Complete Timeline References farmers and towns of 12,000 years ago) to the end of the Roman Empire in the early centuries AD. Stunning photographs and Adams’ Chart or Map of History (5-AD) Probably the best pre-printed timeline availdetailed reconstructions illustrate the book as you learn about Egypt, Greece, and other civili- able to homeschoolers today, this is a visually zations. The last section is an ancient world fact and educationally amazing resource. The same finder, with a “who’s who in the ancient world”, basic timeline as the ever-so-popular but now a time chart, a glossary, and an index. Web out of print Wall Chart of World History, this links mentioned in the book are routed through one does have a few changes. First, it is bigger an Usborne site so they can be kept up to date. – much bigger. Measuring 13” x 27” closed, 890
this huge, horizontal timeline unfolds accordion style to an incredible 25 feet! Second, it starts in the same place (Creation: 4004 BC) buts ends sooner, in 1870 with the 19th president Rutherford Hayes. Third, this edition from Master Books has had all of the evolutionary content that was in the last couple editions of the Wall Chart removed (quite an improvement!). Fourth, the specific country timelines that had been on the reverse side of the timeline have also been removed. Apart from those four changes, this is still the same easy-to-follow, packed-with-information, chronologically-flowing timeline/wall chart that so many enjoy. It really does give the big picture of history, while at the same time focusing on a biblical world view. It is available in two formats: a durable, casebound edition and a “panels only” edition that would be perfect for the wall, since it comes without the cover. Yes, there is more. Both editions come with a handy 64-page key that gives information on how to read the chart and details the more prominent points and events in both biblical/Jewish and non-biblical history. The available teacher’s guide helps you get the most out of this incredible resource. With an introduction and panel-by-panel overview, and activities for church, school, homeschool, or just plain interest, this time chart will be opened and all the more accessible. For those who are really keen, the teacher’s guide also includes a table of higher order thinking skills of Blooms Taxonomy, and test pages with matching, multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and short answer questions. Answers are included. I can tell you from experience that you will find this to be one of the most enriching, most satisfying, and most useful reference tools you could add to your homeschool library. ~ Zach 027268 Casebound . . . . . . . 42.99 30.75 027760 Panels Only . . . . . . 34.99 24.75 018369 Teacher’s Guide . . . . 6.99 5.59 Rose Book of Bible & Christian History Time Lines (5-AD) This high quality timeline allows you to view more than 6,000 years of Bible and world history side-by-side (actually, one is above the other, but they appear together on the same pages). The timeline spans from 2200 BC to 2006 and can be left in the hardback covering to be flipped through like a book (the timeline is folded accordion-style for easy viewing) or easily removed for full-length display. It features a continuous timeline across the top showing the year, with a thin bar just below showing different Bible/Christianity-related periods (such as Moses and the Exodus or the Fall of the Roman Empire). Along the bottom is a similar bar showing how the books of the Bible and time periods like the Renaissance fit in. The bulk of the timeline details important events in both Bible/Christian History (on the top section) and World History (on the bottom section). In this way you can easily see how different events related to each other and get a good picture of how everything fits together. Text, captions, life spans, dates, and full-color pictures all work together to flesh out the timeline. – Melissa 039582 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.99 19.95
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History of the World Timeline (6-AD) This impressive classroom timeline contains sixteen individual timeline cardstock posters. Beginning at 500 million BCE and concluding in 2010 CE, each poster contains black & white and color illustrations of major people and events. Each poster measures approx. 17" x 11" and when combined extends beyond twenty-two feet. Included is an 8 page activity book for classroom use (most activities would easily be adaptable for homeschool families). Suggested activities appeal to a wide variety of learning styles from writing to acting and singing. ~ Deanne 049347 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 18.95 Blank Timelines & Timeline Figure Sets History Through the Ages Timeline Sets These timeline packs were originally designed as a companion to Diana Waring’s history programs, though they can easily be used separately or with any other history curriculum. Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution and Napoleon to Now timelines come with 250-280 historical figures, while the American History timeline includes 420. The wall-sized figures are printed on heavy coverstock paper for durability, with 9-12 figures per sheet. Underneath each black-and-white illustrated figure are names, dates, and information about each important individual. The timeline pages can be cut into 17” x 1” strips to make a long timeline, and feature different colors for different eras. As an added benefit, each of these timelines can be placed together to create one huge timeline covering all of history, or can be used individually. Figures are reproducible for family use, and can be copied at a reduced size for notebook timeline use. For a resource that includes all the timeline figures in one place, check out the Timeline Figures on CD. The CD combines all of the figures found in the individual History Through the Ages timeline sets to provide you with over 1,200 figures representing people and events from creation to the present. The black and white figures are included in two sizes (wall and notebook-sized) and can be printed with solely the name and date or with accompanying text providing information about that event or individual. Please note there are no timeline pages or strips included - these are figures only, so you can use them with any timeline you wish. Adobe Reader required; Win/Mac compatible. All the timeline figures below can also be used in the publisher's Record of Time notebook. The Timeline Figures on CD are easiest to use, as the figures are included at a smaller size for notebook use, but you can reduce the figures in the packets 65% to use in a notebook as well. 015649 Resurrection to Revolution 22.95 001688 Creation to Christ . . . . 22.95 024312 Napolean to Now . . . . 22.95 001676 America’s History . . . . 32.95 030981 Timeline Figures on CD 74.95 Record of Time Timeline Notebook (PK-AD) This blank timeline provides you with a handy place to record the chronology of history from 5000 B.C. to today. Beginning in 5000 B.C. each page holds a bold horizontal line across the middle of the page representing 1000
years. The span of time on each page quickly decreases to only 50 years by 650 B.C. and then slowly fluctuates from between 100-5 years on each page from 0 A.D. to the present, varying to allow all major events and figures to be marked. At least one year is marked on every page below the timeline in order to provide you with markers, and quotes from people throughout history adorn the top or bottom of every couple pages. Following the 112 timeline pages are 17 blank maps of ancient times and the world today. We offer this popular timeline in two formats. The CD includes all the pages found in the notebook (timeline pages and blank maps) on PDFs so you can print off as many as you wish on your own paper. The CD also includes the Suggested Placement Guide that shows where to place History Through the Ages Timeline Figures, should you choose to purchase those separately. If you choose to go the traditional route, the actual book is nicely packaged in a 3-ring binder that measures 12.25” x 9”, allowing you to easily flip through the pages and view specific dates. The pages in the notebook are thick and pretty durable so they’ll hold up to lots of use. Please note that the actual notebook does not include a placement guide for timeline figures; that is a bonus you’ll get only from the CD, or you can purchase it separately. You may easily use these record pages for writing or drawing in events and people yourself as you study, or see above for accompanying timeline packets that have black and white illustrations that can be added to the timeline. ~ Steph 030982 Timeline Notebook . . . 39.95 046130 on CD . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95 007496 History Through the Ages Suggested Placement Guide 11.95 010707 Timeline Trio (set of 3 above) 113.95
ing of the birth of Christ in 4 B.C. Display these cards on your classroom wall as you progress through the lessons for visual reinforcement. Parents may choose to follow the included pattern, if they wish. The Complete Set includes all of the items listed above. ~Sara 011251 Composition/Sketchbook 9.95 8.69 011252 Handbook . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.69 011268 Student Flashcards . . 12.95 11.15 011269 Wall Cards . . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15 TMLNST Complete Set . . . . . . 45.80 37.95
Book of Centuries Historical Timeline Notebook (1-12) A personal record of major events and people encountered in history. Designed to be a recordkeeping place, this book gives the framework; you supply the content. With a classical orientation (The very limited written content includes a quotation from Livy.) and an assumption of Biblical events (no actual Biblical or Christian content), the book consists of pages with lined and blank columns. Each two page spread covers a designated period of time. Each page has two columns. The two center columns of a twopage spread are lined (.25” lines) and the two outer columns are blank (for drawings or attaching pictures). Time designations are in the upper left or right corners (outer corners) of each page. Designated time periods differ per two-page spread and are as follows: 5000 - 2500 BC; then 2500 – 2200 BC. Each two-page spread for the rest of the book is marked as follows: 2200 – 1 BC (100 years per spread – 23 spreads); 1 – 1500 AD (100 years); 1500 – 1800 AD (50 years); 1800 – 1900 AD (20 years); 1900 – 2030 AD (10 years). Interspersed are two-page spreads labeled “In the Beginning;” “Men Begin to Multiply;” “A Flood of Water;” and “In the Fullness of Time.” Eleven pages for maps and Timeline Program (3-6) notes conclude the book. 50 pgs. pb ~ Janice Timelines are valuable learning tools because 006107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50 10.95 they show students in a concrete way how historical people and events relate to each other. It’s About Time (K-12) The Memoria Press Timeline Program covers It sure is! It’s about time someone made an events from Ancient to Modern Times (2500 inexpensive, spiral-bound timeline affordable B.C. through 2000 A.D.). The Composition enough to use for specific studies or for one& Sketchbook provides space for students to year use. Even the most frugal homeschool write and draw. (There is little textual content mom can justify the cost of this history aid for here. Rather, it consists of labeled event pages each student. Timelines are a wonderful tool to go along with the material in the handbook for putting events and people into context as and on the cards.) Each event has a two-page they are studied during the year - if you can get spread with space for illustrating a dated event your children into the “timeline habit”. Reading on one side, and a page of blank lines for writ- about Isaac Newton and the “discovery” of graving a summary on the other side. 123 pgs, pb. ity in science? Chart it! Using the Phythagorean The Handbook contains separate timelines for theorem in math? Put in on! Reading Beowulf grades 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as answers to the in literature? Add it, too! You get the idea. questions in the Composition & Sketchbook. By the end of the year, they should have a It includes teaching guidelines, charts of the great visual overview of the year to reflect back dates studied by grade/time period, and sum- on. Another great feature of this timeline is maries of each to help students complete their its flexibility. You customize the pages to fit Composition & Sketchbooks. It also explains your needs. Each divided column can be a how to use the cards. The Student Flashcards year, decade, century, or whatever you decide. are color-coded to match the Wall cards. Each Focus in or get the big picture - it adapts to your card measures 1.75” x 3.5” and is on sturdy needs. The shaded row along the center can be cardstock. 60 cards have a fact on one side and used to record the time periods for that page. a date on the other. MP recommends that each The shaded row at the top can contain a page student have their own set for drill and memori- title, or period designation. Divided lines that zation. The Wall Cards come in purple, green, separate the ruled columns can also be used red, blue, and brown and have a date and event to categorize entries by topic or subject area. on the same side. They’re the same size and Blank form pages and a sample page gives ideas material as the Student Flashcards and include on customizing timeline. one large card (8.5” square) depicting a paint- 002007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 9.75
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My Timeline Book of World History (K-12) This spiral-bound book contains 56 doublesided blank timeline pages. The top quarter of the page has four lined rectangular boxes to fill in event details. Directly underneath these is a timeline running across the width of the entire page. The timeline contains tick marks and small boxes making it easy for key dates to be placed. Underneath the timeline (more than half the page) are boxed off areas of various sizes to fill with pictures, illustrations, or more text to complete your timeline. 8 ½” x 11” -Enh 046790 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50 9.95 History Odyssey Timelines (1-12) Although you can create a timeline yourself using nothing more than some paper, tape and a pen, you might want to consider these attractive, full-color timelines. Created for History Odyssey, they can be used with any history program and would make a very nice timeline to use and even display. The core product is the History Odyssey Timeline which includes four 5’ timelines in one package covering 6000 BCE to Present Day. The timelines include Ancient (6000 BCE to 500 AD), Middle Ages, (AD 500 to 1600), Eary Modern (AD 1600 to 1850) and Modern (AD 1850 to Present Day). Timelines are printed in full-color and feature evenly spaced date lines. To keep entries organized, there are seven category “rows” printed on the left-hand side of the timeline, including: Art & Literature, Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, General Events, and Treaties/ Agreements. Timelines come accordion-folded, so you can unfold and mount on your wall, or hole-punch and place in a binder. An optional Prehistory timeline is also available, which spans 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE. This is designed like the above-mentioned timelines and can be easily placed prior to the Ancients segment. Another addition is the Timeline Sticker Pack which includes 200 black-and-white stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to Present Day. - Jess 039403 History Odyssey Timeline 45.00 35.75 039409 Prehistory Timeline . . . . 9.99 8.50 042770 Timeline Sticker Pack . . 7.99 6.95 Wonders of Old: A Blank Timeline Book of World History (3-AD) All four of the Knowledge Quest timelines are brought together, with each of the timelines reproduced using the same format and time intervals as in the rolled-up, 10' long versions. After the four periods (ancient, medieval, New World, and modern history) there are extensive lists of significant dates to consider which can be utilized for your own timeline. The pages of the book, at a little larger than 9" x 12", are the same width as the original timelines. The book is 96 pages long and bound in a very attractive, long lasting hard cover. These same timelines can be printed right off your computer using the CD-ROM, which is identical to the book. All the documents are in PDF format and the CD-ROM includes Adobe Reader, which is necessary to view PDF files. Compatible with both PC and Mac. The book and CD-ROM do not need to be used together, since they contain identical timelines. However, they are available together if you want both the printed and eas892
ily printable timelines. These quality timeline Blank Timeline Templates (set of 10) materials will complement many different sub- These 22” by 8 1/2” time lines come in a blue jects in your curriculum. ~ Zach shade with 20 segments. You can visit the pub042591 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 19.95 lisher’s website, www.ParthenonGraphics.com, for some helpful hints on using your timeline. TimeFrame Timeline: Twaddle-Free Timeline 011940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 for High School and Beyond (9-AD) Finally, a timeline created specifically for the ☼Timeline Wall Decal Set (PK-7) high school student! Recognizing that most A timeline is a great way to teach history. commercially available timelines are geared Students can easily see how one event relates toward younger children and offer loads of to another. Make your own customized timespace for pictures/illustrations but little space line with this peel and stick kit. The stickers for textual information, Janice Campbell has cre- are repositionable, cleanable, and made of a ated a timeline perfect for older students. unique, sturdy fabric. The set include 4 strips of How is this timeline different? First the main timeline (26.5” long x.75” high each,) 24 circles part of the timeline consists of a two-page (1.75”) and 24 rectangular “speech bubbles” spread with a five column grid on each page. (4x2.5”) to write on. This is not the kind of surEach of the columns represents one decade (AD) face you can use a dry-erase marker on, instead, or one century (BC), meaning that each two you can write on the fabric with chalk and page spread equals either one century (AD) or wipe it off later. You may even decide to use a one millennium (BC). Below each grid section Sharpie and make some permanent events and is a set of short lines. These lines are designed people to add to your timeline. I like that you to record brief items of interest such as a dis- can customize the dates with the circles, and I covery or battle. The author has included sug- have to say, this is a rather stylish timeline you gestions for using a special mark for the event won’t mind leaving up in your house! Taupe, as well as developing a color-coding system for light blue, red and orange with white are quite quick referencing. Other differences include tasteful all together. ~Sara a note section at the bottom of each two page 065918 (A.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.99 spread; special notes section and helpful suggestions for using 3x5 index cards to expand the Timelines - By Period timeline information. Timeline begins at 6,000 BC and ends with Knowledge Quest Timelines (3-AD) 2200 AD. Also included is a blank TimeFrame These quality timelines, printed on heavypage for a special topic or period study or to weight stock, are good for any history program photocopy to expand a specific time period. you might be using. They are blank except for While sharing a variety of ideas for how to use the dates already printed at 100 year time interthe TimeFrame Timeline, creative juices will vals. The Ancient History timeline begins with flow and it will quickly become a personal 5000 BC, jumps to 2500 BC, then continues reflection of your teen’s interests and personal- at 100 year intervals through to 400 AD. The ity. pb., spiral. ~ Deanne Medieval History timeline begins at 400 AD 052693 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 and ends at 1600 AD. The New World History timeline starts at 1600 and increases at intervals of 25 years, while the Modern History timeA. line begins at 1850 and increases 10 years per interval. Each timeline comes with a symbol package containing 120 colored stickers. The images on these stickers are depictions of 15 different categories to divide your timeline entries into. The stickers are self-stick but are printed on sheets and must be cut out individually. (Please note the publisher is phasing out the sticker packs and replacing them with symbols printed on cardstock. Like the stickers, these can be cut out individually.) At 10', there is plenty Blank Timeline Wall Chart of space on these timelines. This 23” x 34” timeline can be used intact, or Extra timeline category symbol sets (printed on cut into strips to form a 21- foot line. 2½” space cardstock) are available with sixteen categories: between lines allows plenty of room for record- literature and great writers; exploration and dising dates, symbols, or small pictures. The front covery; Christianity and the Church; the rise and side features an antique paper look and contains fall of nations; inventions; Old Testament and dates from 4000 BC to 2050 AD on 12 lines. the Bible; art; music; war and conflict; kings, Back side is black/white and undated, allow- rulers and heads of state; catastrophes and ing you to tailor-make timelines to fit specific natural disasters; laws, rulings, and important needs (such as a timeline of the student’s life, documents; building and architecture; health showing important or memorable events!). It and medicine; science and great thinkers; and would be interesting for each student to keep religious leaders and events. 10' x 1'. ~ Zach a paper timeline each school year and record EACH TIMELINE . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 19.95 key people and events from all subject areas. 004618 Ancient History (5000BC-400AD) Looking back on them later would trigger mem- 004619 Medieval History (400-1600) ories of each school year! Available in paper or 025130 New World History (1600-1850) laminated format. 025129 Modern History (1850-Present) 001581 Laminated . . . . . . . 10.95 9.95 025128 Extra Category Symbols 7.95 001572 Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 5.25 See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Classical Education Timelines (3-AD) These laminated timelines measure 9.5" x 45" and include the four periods of history covered in classical education. Each has dates that progress horizontally down the length of the timeline, and is divided into seven themed vertical sections: Empires and Dynasties; Discovery, Inventions, Technology; Daily Life; Art, Architecture; Religion, Philosophy; War, Conflict; and Notable Men & Women. Several photos and illustrations are included, and color highlighting is used in some areas. Timelines include 4 peel-and-stick squares for hanging. EACH TIMELINE (exc. noted) 12.95 11.50 027243 Ancient (to 400 A.D) 027244 Medieval (400-1600 A.D.) 027246 Renaissance (1600-1850 A.D.) 027245 Modern (1850 A.D. - Present.) 008667 Set of All 4 . . . . . . 39.95 34.95
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Learning Charts (K-8) These brightly colored charts are geared towards younger children. The charts are 17" x 22" and have supplementary information on the back. ~ Enh EACH CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.45 044233 Latitude & Longitude 023385 Pledge of Allegiance
History Poster Papers (K-8) Each one of these two-sided, black and white posters unfolds to a full 22" x 17". When Parthenon Timelines (3-AD) All of these handy resources we call timelines filled out, they can be read like newspapers or come with mounting squares for easy display displayed like posters. The posters are full of blanks to fill in about the different topics, and and measure 44” by 8 1/2”. ~ Genevieve EACH TIMELINE (exc. noted) 12.95 11.50 space is left to attach photographs, pictures, or drawings. The posters can be colored, and 008930 American Revolution various charts, diagrams, and puzzles must be 1775-1783; this timeline includes dates completed to finish the posters. ~ Rachel S. of famous speeches, major battles (with EACH POSTER PAPER . . . . . . . . 0.60 colonial and British victories in different 031917 Continents of the World (4-8) colors), laws passed, campaigns, and other 020471 Electing a President (3-8) important events. 020482 My Family History (5-9) 011946 Ancient Civilizations 020483 My Favorite Country (4-8) Colored lines denote ancient civilizations 020484 My Favorite President (3-8) such as Sumer, Egypt, Assyria and even the 020485 My Favorite State (3-8) Inca, Aztec and Maya nations. A map also 037174 Regions of the U.S.A. Poster shows where these were located. 011952 Classical Music History Bulletin Board Charts (3-9) Over 60 composers and major works from These large format charts and maps will be the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th a great supplement to any history program. Century eras listed in color coded fashion. 008986 U.S. History Box Set 18.95 16.65 Different sets contain different numbers and sizes of charts, though they all have a wellIncludes U. S. History 1492-1750 and U.S. presented and colorful format in common. History from 1750. The maps and charts have a shiny, protective 011975 World War II coating on the printed side and are blank on Chronicles allied and axis movements and the reverse. The sets also include a 16-page victories on land and at sea in Europe, Asia, teacher's guide which contains ideas for using and Africa as well as other events that paralthe maps and charts, as well as activities for the leled and affected the war. students to do (things like crosswords, fill in the blanks, crafts, mathematical chart calculation, Milliken Fold-Out Timelines (4-6) These colorful timelines consist of four con- and more). These attractive sets can turn history tinuous 8 1/2"x 11" sheets of heavy cardstock, into a really big thing. ~ Zach 9.95 perforated lengthwise down the center. Simply EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 separate top and bottom and tape the ends 027791 Ancient Civilizations Four 18" x 24" maps - Ancient Egypt, Ancient together to create a timeline over 5' long. The Greece, Ancient Rome, and Mesopotamia. front displays a brief timeline of major events of a given era and has a glossy finish to protect 027782 Medieval Times Comes with two 36"x 48" charts - one is a against wear and tear. The backside is unpictorial chronology of events and the second laminated and provides helpful tips for using the is a scene portraying life in a Medieval Town. timeline as well as background information on the culture, important people and discoveries, 027788 World Wars A set of two maps and two charts which are and ideas for further research and exploration. each 18" x 24" - a WWI era before and after EACH TIMELINE . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6.25 map, a WWII world at war map, a WWI 014649 Ancient China 6000 B.C.-1644 A.D. timeline, and a holocaust timeline. 014650 Ancient Egypt 5000 B.C.-30 B.C. 014654 Ancient Greece 3000 B.C.-146 A.D. Time Line Mini Bulletin Board Sets (7-AD) 014655 Ancient Israel 1900 B.C.-135 A.D. Each timeline set includes eight 21” x 6” col014656 Ancient Rome 735 B.C.-475 A.D. ored, illustrated strips highlighting significant 014660 Early Africa 8000 B.C.-1480 A.D. people and events from the select time period. 017029 Islam Resource guide included. -Enh 033738 Lewis & Clark EACH TIMELINE SET . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 014665 Mesopotamia 5000 B.C.-331 B.C. 011177 American Revolution 014678 U.S. History (Early) See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Covers events from 1765-1786 that led to U.S. independence from Great Britain. 011191 Civil War Features significant events from the Civil War, including battles, weapons, and leaders from the North and South (1860-1865). 011203 Exploring New World Features significant European explorers, ships, instruments, and events in the exploration of the New World (4000 B.C.-1611). Ancient Civilizations Wall Map from Memoria Memoria Press has come out with these great wall maps perfect for helping to bring the ancient Greek and Roman stories alive. Set includes four maps of the Roman Empire, Italy, Greece, and the city of Rome. These maps were created especially to be used with D'Aulaires' Greek Myths, Famous Men of Rome, and the Classical Study Guide as they have all the important classical locations mentioned in these books. Rich coloring, minimal "clutter," and large lettering make these maps easy to use, as well as beautiful additions to your classroom. The maps are folded down to 9" x 13", but they open up to 11" x 17." 018512 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 17.45
Blank Farce Book Poster (6-12) If Facebook had been around when Benjamin Franklin was alive, what would we see in his profile? Who would be on his friends list? What might he post on his wall? What groups would he be part of? This clever poster provides a relevant and exciting platform for learning about people of the past. Designed to emulate a social site profile, there are sections for pictures, pictures of friends, personal information, education and work background, relatives, groups, “wall” posts, status updates, and causes. Students will love collecting information on inventors, historical figures, artists, and other famous people to create their Farce Book pages! What a fun alternative to the typical paper or worksheet – and I’m betting they retain more too! I would assign these as fun supplements as we talked about people in our history studies to engage my kids in further study. In a co-op or group setting, every student could choose one person to research and then everyone could enjoy reading through them all. They would be a great visual aid to accompany a speech or just to familiarize yourself with a person when preparing an oral presentation. Of course, you could also use them traditionally for kids to write about themselves, which most kids enjoy. Maybe let each student in a class or Sunday school fill one out and then hang them on the wall. Or use them in the office as you profile an employee of the week! Interview a family member using these sections as the basis for your questions. Make a whole family tree! 14” x 22” ~ Steph 039323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.95 History
Modern FACT Page (PK-AD) Similar to the above, these blank posters provides a modern platform for an age old project - collecting and presenting information on historical (or current) figures. Sections include personal information, what's happening now, photo album space for six pictures, a profile picture spot, spaces to write what the person's friends wrote, family, about me, education and employment, and room for six friends (connect those famous figures!). 065764 Pack of 30 . . . . . . . 11.40 9.95 Rulers of the World Wooden Rulers (2-AD) These standard-sized wooden rulers are good for more than just measuring. Traditional inches and centimeters are displayed on one side, with timelines of different leaders of the world on the other. Leaders’ names and the dates they were in power are listed chronologically in a colorful print. A portrait of one of the more well-known leaders is printed at the top of each list on the ruler. ~ Rachel EACH RULER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99 1.75 012503 Ancient Egypt 012911 U.S. Presidents Informational / Textual - General
Time Traveler’s Omnibus (3-8) This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!). So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler’s Omnibus to “zoom in” on certain historical periods. She says this book will “give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it’s the next best thing to being there.” 003382 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.99 20.69 Usborne World History: The Last 500 Years (3-AD) The last 500 years have been rich with history from all around the world. Western civilization continued to expand and develop new ways of life, Christianity experienced an immense shift in the Reformation, and exploration both on Earth and in space was taken to a whole new horizon. This book looks at periods and specific events in history, ranging from the Ottoman Empire to the Bolshevik revolution. Readers will go on a journey from the South Pacific involving English exploration to China and the Wild West. In addition, they will be introduced to agriculture, tools, and cultures where applicable. With maps, actual pictures, illustrations, and timelines, readers will get a firm grasp of each time period or event. Graphics and written information are spread throughout the pages, making for varied and interesting reading. This book can be used in the classroom or as a reference guide. 112 pgs, pb. – John 017229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
☼The Museum Book (2-5) Enjoy collecting? You’re in good company. This oversized book cleverly guides in narrative style introducing what museums are, why they exist and how they benefit us. The writing finely balances fascinating details with overarching history, showing how our modern-day museums have developed. The discussion spans famous collectors such as Elias Ashmole and Peter the Great as well as highlighting unique museums and museum types (Hey, what’s a synoptic museum?). Appealing graphics and photographs/drawings of actual world-wide museums and museum “property” are strewn throughout the pages: fascinating! 8.25x11.75”; 56 pp, sc. National Geographic Almanac of World ~ Ruth History (6-AD) 045334 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.75 Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book A Cod’s Tale (2-8) is a Herculean task, but one Yes, that kind of cod. It’s interesting to think you might expect the folks at about how something as simple as a fish is such National Geographic to tacka part of history; this book tells it all. Aside le. To bring the task down to from explaining the scientific elements of the size, topics include events cod such as its lifecycle and environment, this in a particular area of the book explains how the cod affected people. world over a specific time Learn such things as the Vikings who came span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page to the North Atlantic while sustained by dried sections, in more or less chronological order. In cod, the early American settlers who used the addition to the very readable text, these sections cod for food and farming, the slave trade with include colorful photographs, maps, and period the Caribbean that was financed by the sale of artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous cod, the industrial revolution allowing for better people, related side stories of interest, and key fishing, Clarence Birdseye discovering how to dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages freeze cod for sale nationwide, and much more are devoted to the “At a Glance” section, a highin between. The book comes to a close on a lights section describing in one paragraph: Major very important fact: the popularity of cod and Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements; the negative effects that it has on the oceans Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists, and its marine life. This book not only uses fish Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists. to discuss history with your kids, but also opens To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists the door for important discussions on conserva- dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and tion and protecting our planet’s resources. An prime ministers of the major empires and nations. ALA Notable Children’s Book, 43 softcover All in all, a good overview book from a trusted pages. – Laura publisher. ~ Bob 059992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.75 044801 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 24.95 894
100 ____Who Shaped World History (7-AD) These interesting, informative references recount one hundred notable figures, events or objects with brief and factual details. Biographical books recount individuals’ lives from their births, their major life events and works, to their deaths. While not packed with details, these books offer enough information for students to learn the basics about each person or event. Each page covers one person and is illustrated with black-and-white artwork or photos. This book should be sufficient for those wanting to complete an overall study of that particular group, but is not an in-depth study. You might add them to a unit study or give them to a reluctant reader who may do better with the one page/one topic format. The biographies are arranged in chronological order, so students can read straight through the book or you can use it as a reference for artists mentioned in your art curriculum. Several trivia questions and an index are included. 112 pgs. ~ Sara EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6.50 034889 Artists Includes Van Eyck, da Vinci, Monet, Kandinsky, Pollock, Warhol, etc. 013219 Events Includes: Fall of the Roman Empire, Reign of Queen Victoria, Reunification of Germany, etc. 013225 Inventions Abacus, telephone, compact discs, etc. 013226 Scientists Euclid, Louis Pasteur, Stephen Hawking, etc. 013234 World Leaders Xerxes I, Otto von Bismarck, Lech Walesa, etc. Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus (7-12) This reprint of the 1884 classic by John S. White will bring Herodotus to life for children. Herodotus (the Father of History) recorded the background and struggles between the Greeks and the “barbarians” in the 400s B.C., essentially giving a detailed history of various cultures, religions, and lives in ancient times. White translated the work into English but maintained the spirit and flow of the original Greek. A very detailed, straightforward look at ancient history. Includes 50 illustrations. pb. ~ Rachel 000261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.00 19.95 World’s Great Speeches (7-AD) Many great people and many great times throughout the history of the world have been remembered through speeches. It’s easy to think of some of these in the modern times – Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” Richard Nixon’s speech to astronauts on the moon, John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, and Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour,” for example. Perhaps not so easy to name are some of those speeches that have held their place in time throughout the centuries – such speeches as Julius Caesar’s “On the Treatment of the Conspirators,” Socrates on his condemnation and death, Danton’s “To Dare Again, Ever to Dare!” and Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms. Divided into seven parts, the 292 speeches in this book are drawn from: Earlier Times (Ancient Greece and Rome, Great Britain and Ireland, the early United States, Canada, South America, South Africa, India, and China), Recent Times (US domestic affairs, world affairs and WWII, and US affairs and WWII), Modern
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Times (US government, international affairs, and the United Nations), Informal Speeches (of the last two centuries), Important Speeches of the Sixties, Speeches by Black Americans, and Speeches from the period 1974 – 1997. From Pericles and Isocrates to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, and the Earl of Spencer, these speeches are a great resource for history, inspiration, quotations, and much more. Speeches are indexed by topic, by nationality, and by speaker for ease of reference. ~ Zach 041466 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95 History’s Greatest Speeches (7-12) This anthology contains 25 of the world’s greatest speeches. It presents the speeches chronologically, beginning with Pericles’ Funeral Oration (5th Century BC) and ending with Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address (2009). Each speech is identified by its name, speaker, and date. Short introductory sections place the speeches in historical context. Some of the speeches included are Martin Luther’s “Before the Diet of Worms,” Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.” There are speeches by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Mother Theresa, Ronald Reagan, and others (please note that Harvey Milk's “The Hope Speech” is included). Use this book to supplement your studies, or be inspired by the words of these great leaders as you prepare for speech class. Edited by James Daley. 225 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa 017735 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 4.95
☼Great Speeches by Mark Twain (8-AD) Given the opportunity (or necessity) of studying Mark Twain’s writings, one will easily conclude their timelessness. Here, in this collection of speeches, his humor is also supremely evident. Consider this short excerpt from a speech on “Woman – An Opinion” given in Washington D.C., January 11, 1868: “. . . . look at the mother of Washington! She raised a boy that could not tell a lie – could not tell a lie! But he never had any chance. It might have been different if he had belonged to the Washington Newspaper Correspondents’ Club.” Twain’s opinion of women leads off this collection, and one easily moves from one to another. Granted, Twain was a master actor and performer. Reading his speeches can never compare with experiencing one and yet, the humor comes through. You can almost hear the pauses for effect (sometimes supplied by the hearer/collector). Some of what he has to say would give us pause in our present culture (his notes on smoking, for example), but there are underlying nuggets of truth encased in wit that make it all worthwhile. This collection (a Dover thrift edition) includes 56 enjoyable speeches. 169 pgs. pb ~ Janice 006701 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.50 2.95
Informational / Textual By Period or Topic Asterix Series (K-AD) Ancient history course a little dry? Kids needing to come up for air every ninety seconds in a desperate attempt to divert attention elsewhere? Maybe you’re even somewhat thankful when they do…? Asterix and Obelix are your readyto-use answer! Set in Ancient Rome – the year 50 BC – when “Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely…” One village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the Roman invaders, and while you might imagine that life is hard for these villagers, it is even harder for the legionaries in the fortified camps surrounding the village. A secret potion gives the Gauls invincibility for a short time, making it very hard for the legions of Roman soldiers to ever get the upper hand. They get a break now and then, though, as the many adventures of Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix (man’s best friend) take them all over the ancient world – from Persia and India to Egypt and Athens, Switzerland, Britain, Corsica, Belgium, Spain and many other places in between. The authors have masterfully captured the characteristics of each nationality and region and used them to create this hilarious series of comic books which bring the ancient world to life. Without even realizing it, children will be introduced to the different foods, ways of dressing, languages, architecture, and customs of these ancient peoples. The cartoon drawings are very detailed and comical and are accompanied by an expertly written text full of word play and puns. While there is also a lot of fighting between the Gauls and the Romans – and the Gauls and the Gauls – it is all in a similar style to the old Batman series on TV – Bong, Pow, Biff, Crash, and nobody’s ever hurt more than a band-aid, a black eye, and some stars around the head. Written back in the 1960s, this timeless series was a favorite when my brothers and sisters and I were kids – and I still don’t think you will find a better comic on the market. Each stand-alone adventure is 8 ½” x 11” and is 40-50 pages long (see our website for individual titles). You can also save money and enjoy the Asterix series at the same time with the omnibuses. Three complete adventures are included in each volume. Please see the book numbers on our website for the titles that are included. The Asterix Series is printed in the UK, so there are some British-isms, but they just add to the flavor. So join Asterix, Obelix, Dogmatix, Cacofonix (the bard), Vitalstatistix (the chief), Unhygienix (the fishmonger), Geriatrix (the village senior), Fulliautomatix (the blacksmith) and the rest of the village as they hold tight to their independence from Julius Caesar’s Roman legions. - Zach EACH OMNIBUS . . . . . . . . . 22.99 15.95 049982 Omnibus 1 (Books 1, 2, & 3) 049985 Omnibus 2 (Books 4, 5, & 6) 051480 Omnibus 3 (Books 7, 8, & 9) 051481 Omnibus 4 (Books 10, 11, & 12) 024170 Omnibus 5 (Books 13, 14, & 15) 024182 Omnibus 6 (Books 16, 17, & 18) 016026 Omnibus 7 (Books 19, 20, & 21) 004329 Omnibus 8 (Books 22, 23, & 24) 049983 Omnibus 10 (Books 28, 29, & 30) 049984 Omnibus 11 (Books 31, 32, & 33)
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Fly on the Wall Series (K-3) Be a fly on the wall and learn about the daily life of historical cultures. The nearly full-page illustrations of typical activities are spattered with captions explaining the scene. Names are used for recurring figures, giving the books a personal touch. The bottom of each page is also lined with facts based on recent archaeological research. ~ 35 pages, sc. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 7.25 035749 Greek Hero 035750 Pharaoh’s Egypt 035752 Roman Fort 035753 Viking Longship) True Books – Ancient Civilizations (2-4) These little books pack a punch! Each is only 7” x 8.5” and is full of colorful pictures and illustrations sure to capture your child’s interest. The narrative is quite readable and informative. There are a couple of true/false questions at the beginning that challenge your child to make a guess at the answers. Tough vocabulary words are written phonetically in parentheses and clearly defined. For example, in the Ancient Mayan book they talk about carving pictures on stone using tools made of obsidian (uhb-SIDee-uhn) or flint, a hard stone. The books also use the pronunciation help for words of specific languages like Odysseus (oh-DIH-see-us) in Ancient Greece and tlatoani (tla-toe-AHN-ee) which is what the Aztecs called their leaders. I like this because kids don’t have to guess on how to pronounce these unfamiliar names. 48 pp, pb. ~Sara EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.50 054415 Ancient China 054416 Ancient Greece 054417 Ancient Maya 054418 Ancient Aztec 054419 Ancient Inca ☼Ladybird Histories (2-4) This series is an updated reprint of the treasured Ladybird Histories from a British publisher. These wonderful, time-honored histories have been enlarged to a 7.5” x 10” softcover with maps, illustrations, insets to explain concepts, etc.—all conveyed in short bites to give a good overview of life during that culture and time. Added enhancements include two-page spreads of major historical characters with birth/death dates in a Who’s Who; a timeline, a glossary, and a list of related places to visit. These are fantastic first introductions to history study. 64 pp. ~ Ruth EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8.50 032288 Ancient Egyptians 032308 Ancient Greeks 032324 Anglo-Saxons 032343 British History 032354 Elizabeth I 032343 First World War 032423 Henry VI 032436 Kings & Queens 032486 Romans 032490 Second World War 032494 Tudors & Stuarts 032510 Victorians 032532 Vikings History
Comix With Content (2-5) Teaching history through a variety of mediums always helps children retain interest – and important information. And comics are always a good option. These fact-filled and historically accurate comics by Bentley Boyd are a great addition to any history course (most of these titles focus on US history), easily tied in as a supplement or used as a springboard to launch further study in areas where children show interest. Each book usually includes four different stories, in newspaper-type serial format, that summarize the events of the selected stories. For example, the book “The Civil Rights Freedom Train” looks at Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King JR., and Thurgood Marshall. “World War 2 Tales” gives an overview of the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and the Pacific island hopping. The full-color, detailed cartoons are well blended with the text, and free teacher’s guides are available at www.chestercomix.com. 24 pgs, pb. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.95 045904 American Symbols* 016776 Civil War Confederate Leaders 045912 Civil War, Volume 1* 045913 Civil War, Volume 2* 045908 Constitution Construction* 045903 First Americans* 045919 Founding Fathers* 045920 Government By the People* 045907 Revolutionary Rumblings* 045916 Virginia Geography 002356 World War I Web 031854 World War 2 Tales* 013867 Superbundle . . . . . . 125.00 89.95 The name says it all! Includes all Comix above noted with an (*), plus Ancient Africa, Civil Rights Freedom Train, Comix Economix, Exploring the Americas, George Washington Leads the Way, Go West, Young Crab, Greeks, Romans and Countrymen, Heroic Folk, Jamestown Journey, Lewis & Clark, Moving and Grooving, Reconstruction Junction, Revolutionary City, Slavery's Storm, War for Independence, and Wonder Women. ☼Our Little Cousin Series (3-5) These “living book”, unabridged reprintings of early 1900’s stories are sure to appeal to history buffs—or just about any adventure lover. Highlighting ancient cultures, each “little cousin” introduces a character from a different culture and time: the Athenians, the Franks, Celts, Crusaders, and more. In our home, we had difficulty finding simultaneously challenging and appealing, yet appropriate books for strong readers of these ages. These books cover historical concepts like raids and wars, but appropriately. Visually, I found the books appealing; the font is a good size and there is proper spacing between lines. Occasional black and white drawings emphasize the text. A preface written directly to the reader and phonetic aid for name pronunciation helps young readers dig in and enjoy. Note that the 1900’s vernacular and writing style hasn’t been changed, but this fact does not significantly hinder reader accessibility. Approx. 100 pp each, sc. ~ Ruth 896
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 033351 Athenian 033380 Macedonian 033370 Carthaginian 033398 Norman 033375 Celtic 033434 Roman 033377 Crusader 033459 Spartan 033379 Frankish Ken Jennings’ Jr Genius Guides (3-5) If you know a kiddo who just loves to read fun books with cool factual information, then get them the set of all 3 of these Junior Genius Guides! Each book is chock full of names, places and events with details written in an engaging way. I liked that you can read straight through, or put it down and come back later. It would be good to leave in the car, for example. I would have read these again and again as a kid, then astonished friends and family with my random knowledge! Illustrations have a cartoonish feel. Pop quiz questions check to see if you can recall what you just read. There are a lot of thought provoking topics and even some project ideas! The writing level is elementary, but I think even a middle schooler would find these interesting. Black & white, about 5” x 8”, soft (but firm) cover, 160 pp. ~ Sara EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 023131 Ancient Egypt 065259 Dinosaurs 016881 Greek Mythology 016883 Maps & Geography 016905 U.S. Presidents 059327 Collection of 3 . . . 23.99 15.95 Greek Mythology, Maps & Geography, and U.S. Presidents in a boxed set. Geography Matters… series (3-6) All too often geography is overlooked, but the geography of a land greatly influences the lives of the people who live there. This little series does a wonderful job of showing the importance of the geography of four different ancient civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Incan Empire. Full of photos, illustrations, and maps, these books show how the geographical features of each area helped to shape the civilization. Discover how these civilizations came to be, some of the jobs they did, how research has helped us understand them, and much more. Each book is 48 pages – about 40 pages of information and images, two pages of multiple-choice quiz questions, two pages of glossary, and two pages of additional resources for those who are really interested in the topic. These would be a nice introduction to ancient geography, or use them to enhance your curriculum. Very well done and interesting! ~ Donna EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.95 025714 in Ancient Egypt 025755 in Ancient Greece 025758 in Ancient Rome 025766 in the Inca Empire Warriors: Greatest Fighters in History (5-9) 015498 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 8.25 Interactive History Adventures (3-8) I loved these kinds of choose-your-own-adventure books when I was a kid and incorporating
historical events and facts into the stories makes them even more entertaining. Each book focuses on a different event in history, but it’s up to the reader to choose the point of view to take. The story will progress for a few pages and then the reader must make a decision about what course they want to take. Then, the reader turns to the page directed in the book and sees what happens based on the choice made. Choose whether to be a civilian, patriot or British soldier during the Battle of Bunker Hill, whether or not to rush for a lifeboat on the Titanic, what job to take as an Irish Immigrant, and much more. Each book has about 3 story paths, 35-45 choices, and 15 different endings. These ones won't just sit on the shelf! Each book is about 112 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.95 010591 Ancient Egypt 036032 At Battle in Civil War 036033 At Battle in Revolutionary War 036050 At Battle in World War I 036053 At Battle in World War II 011967 Attack on Pearl Harbor 002547 Battle of Bunker Hill 011992 Battle of the Alamo 056074 Berlin Wall 013302 Building the Empire State 013313 Building the Golden Gate Bridge 013344 Building the Great Wall of China 013358 Building Transcontinental Railroad 002583 California Gold Rush 024723 Child Labor in the 1800s 010705 Civil Rights Movement 010731 Civil War 009694 Colonial America 010754 Dust Bowl 024733 Ellis Island 012049 Exploring the New World 002593 Golden Age of Pirates 009720 Great Depression 024748 Harlem Renaissance 040275 Hurricane Katrina 056075 Korean War 005645 Life as a Gladiator 005660 Life as a Viking 040276 Making of the Social Network 010815 Middle Ages 024759 Oregon Trail 009756 Orphan Trains 040278 Race to the Moon 010840 Revolutionary War 009815 Salem Witch Trials 040284 Sinking of the Lusitania 043986 Spies of the American Revolution 043998 Spies of the Civil War 044081 Spies of World War I 044101 Stealing Nazi Secrets in WWWII 036063 Story of Juneteenth 002687 Titanic 002705 Underground Railroad 040297 Vietnam War 036065 Voting Rights Act of 1965 040306 War in Afghanistan 012079 Westward Expansion 051957 World War I 010858 World War II 004988 World War II Infantrymen 005008 World War II Navy 051958 World War II on Home Front 005031 World War II Pilots 005033 World War II Spies
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☼Days of Decision (3-8) It is impossible to recall momentous occasions in human history without bringing forth images of their associated leaders, both great and terrible. Each book in this series seeks to take the modern reader back in time, understanding the contemporary significance of their many significant and controversial acts. The overall focus of each book is to engage the reader by taking them chronologically through the life of a leader and noteworthy events they faced or even caused—The Battle of Britain for Churchill, Ghandi’s movement for Indian freedom, Hitler’s approval of Kristallnacht, and more. Each book begins with an introduction to the leader in question, gradually walking through his life before branching into an in-depth overview of significant people and details related to the event in question. Aiding in this effort are primary sources to help put the event in context—quotes from contemporary individuals, historians, and the main figure himself—and photographs which highlight important incidents throughout the time period. The leaders themselves are also discussed, highlighted by their decisions, influence over the course of events, and even quotes to help put their role in perspective. This unique interleaving of conflict and character is superb for providing both context and detail for the historic events that shape our world, especially for young readers. 64 pp, sc. ~ Stephen EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 8.25 064803 Bush, Blair, and Iraq 064804 Churchill & The Battle of Britain 064805 Gandhi & the Quit India Movement 064806 Hitler and Kristallnacht 064807 Kennedy & The Cuban Missile Crisis 064808 Mandela & The Truth & Reconciliation ☼100 Facts You Should Know in History (4-6) History doesn’t have to be boring, and this series is great for presenting historical fact in an interesting format. Reading is minimal (for those who want just the facts), the graphics are eyecatching, illustrations and photos enhance the content. 100 facts in each book cover events, people and topics specific to that volume. Each fact is numbered and graphics cover each page in a scrapbook fashion. There are occasional hands-on activities and short quizzes over some of the content. My favorite sections are “I Don’t Believe It!” These boxes are scattered throughout the books and state facts that you may or may not know about the subject. For example, “Soldiers called ‘retrievers’ used to have to run into the middle of the battle and collect all the spare arrows!” Each book is 48 pages long and includes a glossary and resource list. These are great for your history buff or use them to spice up your history curriculum. ~ Donna EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 9.50 028196 Kings and Queens 028208 Knights and Castles 028222 Mummies 028241 Pirates 028266 Pyramids 028271 Shipwrecks 028284 Weapons & Armor 035688 Archaeology 035733 Myths & Legends
Our Island Story (4-7) This unabridged reproduction of the 1905 edition provides children with an extensive, yet engaging history of England from Roman times through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are over a hundred chapters, although each one is only several pages long. Chapters usually focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch. Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white full-page illustrations are scattered throughout the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess 043292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders (4-6) 065067 British . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8.50 065068 Egyptians . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.95 065069 Romans and Greeks 12.99 10.25 ☼Peeps at Many Lands (4-7) Written as though a tour guide is taking you through ancient lands, this series gives you a “peep” at the geography, strengths, uniqueness and cultural inheritance of different ancient cultures. Ancient Egypt experiences daily life in Thebes and Pharaoh’s palace, temples and tombs and children will hear stories that the Egyptian children would have heard. Ancient Greece relays the Greek geography, several city states, and the Olympic Games, Pericles and Greek theater. Ancient Rome peers into 71 AD Rome with the rulers Vespasian and Titus, the Coliseum games and the influences that discipline, geography and military training had on daily life. First published in 1920, these wellwritten reprints include a few black & white drawings and photos. 6x9”, pb. ~ Ruth EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 033469 Ancient Egypt 033471 Ancient Greece 033492 Ancient Rome Jobs in History Series (4-8) While history books typically spend 90% of the time on rulers and major events, there was a whole anthill of life-as-usual going on beneath the surface! This series takes you straight into the cities and culture of these civilizations in looking at one hundred jobs that people of that time held. Each chapter groups multiple similar jobs together under one heading, such as “Peasant Jobs,” “What-To-Wear Jobs,” “Artisans and Performers,” or “Law & Order Jobs.” Each job is described on a full or half-page, complete with an amusing cartoon illustration of the person in that job. The position is described as if you were filling it. With their lighthearted descriptions and illustrations, young readers will digest these quickly, and hopefully get a wider view of the everyday world beneath the ruling class. 96 pages each, pb. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.50 032405 Archers, Alchemists (Medieval) 011193 Kings and Carpenters (Bible Times) Very Peculiar History (4-8) EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5.95 065318 Kings & Queens of Great Britain 065317 Charles Dickens 065319 Titanic 065320 William Shakespeare
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World History Eras and Events (4-8) Delivering bite-size chapters of world history, these small but detailed-packed, 32 page paperback books are colorful and comprehensive. Each covers a particular time-period or historical person. With maps, chronological coverage, biographical sketches, and intriguing anecdotes, the scope of history is presented in an easy-to-follow format with engaging content. Less threatening than a huge history text, these little books will be picked up and devoured. Geography, politics, culture, art, and lifestyles are all incorporated into the “story.” ~ Janice EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.50 057295 Byzantine Empire: Society That Shaped the World 057296 Cecil Rhodes: Man Who Expanded an Empire 057297 Enlightenment: Revolution in Reason 057298 French Revolution: Terror & Triumph 057299 Geoffrey Chaucer: Medieval Writer 057300 Imperialism: Expanding Empires 057301 John Locke: Philosopher of the Enlightenment 057302 Justinian: Byzantine Emperor 057303 Leonardo DaVinci: Renaissance Artist and Inventor 057304 Marie Antoinette: Controversial Queen of France 057305 Medieval Islamic World: Conflict and Conquest 057306 Medieval Times: England in the Middle Ages 057307 Muhammad: Prophet of Islam 057308 Reformation: A Religious Revolution 057309 Renaissance: A Rebirth of Culture
Spectacular Visual Guides (4-8) As a visual learner, I have always loved books like these as a history supplement. Similar to the popular DK style books, each page is filled with lots of colorful illustrations with informational captions. This series specifically focuses on types of buildings – meet the soldiers and traders at a Frontier Fort or the inhabitants of Egyptian Pyramids. Maybe you’re in the mood for a show – learn about gladiators and more in Roman Colosseum or the classic comedies and tragedies of a Shakespearean Theater. Great for casual reading, unit studies, or supplements for your own visual learner. Approx. 48 softcover pages each. – Laura EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5.95 010633 Egyptian Pyramid 010696 Frontier Fort 010887 Roman Colosseum 010895 Shakespearean Theater History
The _______ News (4-9) “Extra, Extra, Read All About It!” We’re pleased to “deliver” these history newspapers. Fun to browse and packed with period information, they provide a refreshing view of historic events. Papers are formatted as “special editions” to celebrate the era, allowing a broad range of time to be realistically covered in the paper. The Egyptian News contains News articles about the pyramids (Soaring Success), the reunification of Egypt, the Hyksos, Hatshepsut (Queen Rocks Nation), the death of Tut (Boy-King Dies), “Murder Foiled” (you guess what this one’s about!), and others. Lifestyle pages allow coverage of facets of the culture from religion to crafts, from science to feasts and fashion - and much more. This section also includes political pages, business news, farming news, a tax review and special report on the Nile. The classified ads entertain as they describe various houses for sale, building materials, and extermination services. A concise timeline finishes up the news. EACH NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 005310 Aztec 005315 Greek 005311 Egyptian 014535 Revolution 005313 Explorers 005321 Roman ☼Voyageur Books (4-9) You may be familiar with Landmark history books (first published in the 50s and 60s), in which skilled writers zeroed in on the story of significant historical individuals. These flowing biographies interweaving primary sources were created by authors who have won Newbery and Pulitzer prizes. Voyageur Books are reprints of the Landmarks but enhanced with maps, photographs and additional information: short bios of the characters involved; a timeline, an index and author information. A great way to add depth and individual reading to your history curriculum—or dig deeper into a history hero. Each book ranges from 150-200 pp, sc. ~ Ruth EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 9.25 014294 Ben Franklin Inventing America (5-9) 014304 G.Washington Frontier Colonel (5-9) 014308 Lee and Grant at Appomattox (5-9) 034179 A. Lincoln (Friend of People) (7-AD) 039892 John Paul Jones: Pirate Patriot (7-AD) 039907 Path to the Pacific:Sacagawea (7-AD)
Sterling Point Books (4-AD) “Wow! Where did this awesome, high-interest history series suddenly appear from, and where did they get such great authors?” I wondered, as I flipped through several of these volumes. While I eventually got my answer, it was not what I was expecting… The Sterling Point series is actually made up of quite a few previously out-of-print Landmark titles (which are always in high demand among us homeschoolers!) and other older history titles, all reprinted under the Sterling Point name. That’s right, and the series will continue to grow in the future, so stay tuned! Some of the Landmark books you might recognize below include Invasion: Story of D-Day by Bruce Bliven, and Geronimo by Ralph Moody. The titles have been reprinted, with striking covers and new maps added. Flipping through my stack of samples, I see original publication dates from between the 50’s and 70’s, and even the titles that are not official Landmark titles are well-written and absorbing. I’m so excited that the publisher has brought these titles back into print – which means less digging through library book sales or garage sales for those hard-to-find books! Books previously published as Landmark books are designated as such below. Paperback. – Jess EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 5.50 039886 General George Patton: Old Blood and Guts 039907 Path to the Pacific: Story of Sacagawea 039922 Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on Oregon Trail Previously Published as Landmark Titles: 039891 Invasion: Story of D-Day
Children’s Plutarch (4-AD) Originally published in 1910, this collection of classic Greek and Roman tales has been adapted for younger readers from the biographies of Plutarch. Each book has twenty-one stories, plus an introduction, preface, and brief biography of Plutarch. Tales of the Greeks contains tales such as Hardy Men of Sparta, Man with Many Faces, and Conqueror. Tales of the Romans includes Triumph, Red General, and Caesar and his Fortune (to name a few). A few black and white period illustrations by Walter Crane appear throughout. By F.J. Gould. 157-166 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 Story of the World Series (4-12) 045352 Tales of the Greeks First published in 1903, this classic series by 045353 Tales of the Romans M.B. Synge takes students through all the major events in Western Civilization, from earliest recorded history to the end of the nineteenth century. Each book has about fifty short chapters, with places, people, and events described in a narrative manner, so that it seems that history is unfolding right before your eyes. Black and white period illustrations appear throughout the books, as well as famous quotes and Bible verses. A Teacher’s Appendix in the back lists sources for further reading or research. Approx. 230 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 046424 On the Shores of the Great Sea - Bk I 046422 Discovery of New Worlds - Book II 046421 Awakening of Europe - Book III 043294 Struggle for Sea Power - Book IV 046423 Growth of the British Empire - Bk V 898
☼Ancient Civilizations (5-10) Societies rise and societies fall. Such is the way of history, but these societies leave influences and reminders that still affect us living today. This series focuses on how ancient cultures affected each other and the history of the world. Each book’s chapters elaborate on the ruling class, the warriors and the lower classes, and other such crucial determinants such as the effect that culture’s religion had on their society. In each case, the books finish by discussing how that society ended and its lasting influence and innovations. Gorgeous full-page photos of paintings, drawings and artifacts highlight the informative text. Additionally, each book includes a timeline, endnotes, a selected bibliography and reference websites. 48 pp, sc. ~ Ruth EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 9.95 026816 Aztec Empire 026820 China 026839 Egypt 026853 Greece 026857 Rome Story of… Series (5-AD) Helene A. Guerber’s vivid books about the ancient empires are not new to our catalog, though they are now available in a different format. The text is from the original 1896 edition, including the maps and black & white illustrations, are printed in a 6” x 9” format, and do not include the timeline or index. Please see the description under “Nothing New Helene A. Guerber” for more detail. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 044862 Greeks 044864 Romans History Highlights (6-8) Each book in this series uses an attractive timeline format. The upper two-thirds of the page discusses a particular sub-topic and has colorful photos, illustrations, and maps, and also shows a vertical timeline along the edge of the page focusing on that sub-topic. In the lower third of the page, running horizontally along the bottom of the page, is a broader timeline that is not limited to the sub-topic above. This horizontal timeline spans the two facing pages and is colorful and easy to read, definitely not cluttered as some timelines can be. One helpful feature of this horizontal timeline is that each event is color-coded. Different colors are used for different geographical areas, as explained in the key. For example, an event in Europe may be in a blue box, an event in Asia in green, and an event in Africa in pink. This feature makes it easier to focus quickly on a particular geographic area when necessary. The number of years covered in the horizontal timeline varies from book to book. For example, Timeline of the Industrial Revolution covers 10 years, while Timeline of the Middle Ages covers hundreds of years. Besides the colorful, well-illustrated, and uncluttered appearance, I appreciated the explanation of the significance of each time period at the beginning. These books include a glossary, index, and suggestions for further reading. They would make great supplements to a history curriculum or other history or literature materials. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Caryl EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 9.50 048961 Timeline of the Industrial Revolution 048962 Timeline of the Middle Ages
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not). This is just one of the riveting titles from the Politically Incorrect Guide™ to____ series: guides that will shock your presuppositions and confirm your suspicions, open your eyes and give you good reason to take a lot of mainstream “knowledge” with a grain of salt. These are hot topics that touch every aspect of our society today; issues that (according to the publisher of this series) politically correct historians, academia, and the media have hijacked for use in accomplishing their own agendas. The P.I.G. series promises to bust these politically correct myths with “cold, hard facts.” These titles are authored by experts in their fields – people who are well-versed in the arguments and details of all sides of the debates and who do a fantastic job of laying out facts and opinion, history and interpretations in an engaging, often humorous manner. So far, I have only read the guides to Global Warming (see item #46735 in Science) and The Great Depression, but I could hardly put them down! I am looking forward to quite an education in conservative thought and values as I read through the rest of the series. Please also see the P.I.G. titles in our Science, Bible, and Reading sections. – Zach EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . 19.95 14.25 001638 … to Capitalism 001671 ... to the Constitution 003205 ... to Real American Heroes 006282 ... to the Presidents 001770 ... to Western Civilization EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . 21.99 14.95 001637 … to American History Women Aviators (7-AD) 065063 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.75 046736 ... to Great Depression / New Deal 029791 ... to Socialism 004218 ... to the Civil War A Classical Primer (7-AD) Subtitled, Ancient Knowledge for Modern 001701 ... to the Founding Fathers Minds. According to this author, if you wish 001727 ... to the Vietnam War to understand the basis of much of western Major Events in History - Series culture, you must have some study of Greek and Roman societies. Their language, history, literature, philosophy, architecture, science and I Survived… (2-5) These works of historical fictechnology have greatly shaped and influenced much of our society. This book, written in a tion allow students to explore clever, personable tone, explains key aspects of different disasters in history each of these areas in understandable ways. The from a child’s perspective. author distills and contrasts the Greek and Latin While the characters are ficcultures. The language chapter, for examples tional, the facts surrounding contains several charts to help in explanation. A the tragedies are real. Black brief bibliography and index are included. Great and white pictures accompany for review or as a solid introduction to the clas- the text with facts about the events in the back of book. Approx. 100 pgs. each. ~ Alissa sics. 4” x 7 1/4”, 192 pp, hc. ~ Ruth 3.95 061892 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 12.25 EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 067827 ☼American Revolution, 1776 058919 Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 Politically Incorrect Guides (8-AD) “No economic myth these days is more perni- 060066 Great Chicago Fire, 1871 cious than the myth that the free market caused 015212 Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 the Great Depression and the New Deal got us 051416 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 out of it.” Hmm…I wasn’t aware that was a 050738 Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 myth. “Not only did government interference 050737 Shark Attacks of 1916 with the market cause the Great Depression (and 064606 Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 our current economic collapse), but Herbert 050736 Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 Hoover’s and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s big 028749 Nazi Invasion, 1944 government policies afterwards made it much 051415 September 11, 2001 longer and much worse.” That certainly goes 050735 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 against the flow of mainstream educational, 048097 Japanese Tsunami, 2011 political, and historical knowledge. What an 059258 Joplin Tornado, 2011 education this book on the Great Depression 055638 Collector’s Toolbox . 49.90 34.75 is! It’s a fascinating, entertaining read through 059260 True Stories: Five Epic Disasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 9.50 the causes, actions, and effects of the Great 7.50 Depression, and the lessons that should have 043028 ☼Books 1-4 . . . . . . . 9.99 been learned for today (but obviously were Ancient World (6-9) Learn about history’s greatest civilizations with the Ancient World series. Each book chronicles the development of an ancient society with large, readable text and bold vocabulary words. Detailed color maps and stunning color photographs of places, monuments, artwork, and artifacts draw you into these long ago worlds. Incorporated throughout the text are “Past is Present” sidebars, explaining how the discoveries and innovations of the ancient peoples are still relevant today. The back of the book includes brief biographies of key historical figures, an illustrated timeline, glossary, “Find Out More” resource list, index, and information about the author. In my sample, Ancient Egypt, the book begins with an introduction about the Nile River, followed by a chapter on the rise and fall of the Egyptians. Other chapters explore the roles of nobility, religion, and government; agriculture; daily life such as housing, sports, and families; religion, mummies, burial customs; and events that occurred after the fall of ancient Egypt. “Past is Present” sections cover the contributions of Ancient Egypt to plows, beekeeping, and the calendar. Approx. 110 pgs, pb. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 055478 Aztecs 055482 India 033062 Chinese 055483 Maya 055479 Egypt 033066 Mesopotamia 055480 Greece 055484 Rome 055481 Incas
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☼Explore 360 (2-9) Bring history alive with this unique resource from Barron’s. Oversized (10x12”) hard cover books are gorgeously illustrated with photographic reproductions, 3D images, maps and diagrams, which engages and excites the inquisitive or serious student of history. With careful research and attention to detail, each book in this series presents children with the people, places, and treasures of the time. In Pompeii, you will be captivated by the bustling city prior to the volcanic eruption, the devastation of gas, rocks and ash, and the remarkable discoveries that have taught us of this tragic time. The Tomb of Tutankhamun reveals the life and times of the famous young Pharaoh from Egypt. Pharaohs, pyramids, hieroglyphics, gods and religion and everyday life are explored in the first section of the book, with the last section dedicated to the mysterious tombs, and the remarkable discovery of Tutankhamen’s final resting place. Uniquely, the Titanic not only provides reproductions of original photographs, but the author also went back to the original plans and recreated the mystique and marvel of the Titanic with cutting edge digital graphics. Titanic and Pompeii include a CD-Rom, while Tutankhamen directs you to an Apple or Android app. These multimedia presentations provide 360 degree detail of these major historical events. Computer requirements: Windows or Mac with CD/DVD Optical Drive and web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Internet connection not required) App requirements: Apple Devices-iPhone 4S and above with IOS 6.0 minimum; iPad 2 and above with iOS 6 min; iPhone Touch 5th Gen and above with iOS 6 min. or Android devices with front and back cameras using Android 4.0oand above and ARMv7 processors. INTEL Based devices are not supported. HC. 48 pgs. ~ Deanne EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 15.25 025460 Pompeii Book & CD-ROM 025465 Tomb of Tutankhamun Book & App 025486 Titanic Book & CD-ROM Graphic History Library (3-5) If you have a reluctant reader that struggles with reading books you assign for school and prefers comic books to library books, you might want to try out one of these visuallyoriented topical history titles. Each 32-page book explores an event from American or world history in a format very similar to a comic book. Text is conveyed through boxes of narration and dialogue balloons, accompanied by full-page, dramatic full-color illustrations and scenes. Additional facts, a glossary, suggested internet sites, recommended reading, a bibliography, and an index are included as well. While the text is fairly minimal, the essence of each event comes across pretty well here, and each title is a fast read. Although a serious reader will not get much out of these, they offer a viable alternative to struggling or reluctant readers, filling their minds with something more educational - and real - than typical comic-book heroics. - Jess EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.10 6.75 031742 Adventures of Marco Polo 042146 Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone 031743 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln 031744 Battle of the Alamo continued... History
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Battle of Gettysburg Betsy Ross and the American Flag Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Building of the Transcontinental RR Buffalo Soldiers and the American West Christopher Columbus: Famous Explorer Creation of the U.S. Constitution Curse of King Tut's Tomb Dolley Madison Saves History Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion Johann Gutenburg and the Printing Press John Sutter and the California Gold Rush Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine Lewis and Clark Expedition Lords of the Sea (the Viking) Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization Marie Curie and Radioactivity Mystery of the Roanoke Colony Paul Revere’s Ride Salem Witch Trials Samuel Morse and the Telegraph Steve Jobs, Steven Wozniak & Personal Computer Story of Jamestown Story of the Star-Spangled Banner Story of the Statue of Liberty Voyage of the Mayflower Winter at Valley Forge Wright Brothers and the Airplane Young Riders of the Pony Express
021246 Did Christopher Columbus Really Discover America? 055487 Did it All Start with a Snowball Fight? (American Revolution) 021249 What Are 3 Branches of Government? 029055 What Was America’s Deadliest War? (Civil War) 021252 Which Way to Freedom? (Underground Railroad) 029070 Who Were the American Pioneers? (Westward Expansion) 021260 Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote? 055490 Why Did the Whole World Go to War? (World War II) Top Ten Series (4-8) What determines the direction that history will take? This series pulls together a collection of the top ten things affecting history in a number of different fields. Each event or person is featured on a two-page spread, with an overview that includes the key players, dates, and the lasting affect on history. Computer-generated graphics, photos, and other illustrations enhance the textual details through colorful visuals. Another section of “honorable mentions” and a timeline of events—to put everything in perspective at a glance—finish off each book. These are quick reads that introduce history’s top stories, and maybe just whet the appetite a little! The Scientific Discoveries book does mention natural selection and early human ancestry. 32 pgs, pb. – Zach EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 6.95 019506 Battles 019508 Events 019520 Inventions 019521 Leaders 019522 Scientific Discoveries
Stepping Stones Totally True Adventures (3-6) We Were There Series (4-AD) EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 3.95 History readers were a big hit in our home 059994 $25,000 Flight school. They particularly enjoyed stories they 064533 Climbing Everest could easily envision themselves in. If you’re looking for historical fiction, particularly for ☼Ladybird Adventures from History (3-7) your intermediate reader, this series is an excelOriginally published in the 1950s-60s, these lent choice! Major events that have shaped our biographies provide an in-depth and appealing nation unfurl before the eyes and lives of differstory of famous British historical characters. ent young brother and sister duos. Integrating Each two page spread contains one page of fictional and actual characters, the plot draws text and one full-color detailed illustration. A you along quickly, with exciting events and long-time treasure! 4 3/4x7”, 51 pp, hc with story line. I can see them attracting any advendustjacket. ~ Ruth turous boy or girl—or parent! These Dover EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8.50 books are unabridged editions of books origi065070 King John and Magna Carta nally written in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These 065071 Story of Napoleon editions contain black & white illustrations and 065072 Story of Nelson are just under 180 pages in a 5” x 8” sc format. Chapters are a great length as read-alouds for Good Question! Series (3-7) younger ages, too. ~ Ruth Get your questions about some of the major EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.75 events from history answered right here in this 044834 Battle of Gettysburg series. 32 pages of colorful, illustrated ques- 044866 Boston Tea Party tions and answers in each book give readers 044868 Driving the Golden Spike an overview based on historical fact. The 044895 First Airplane Flight American Revolution book asks and answers 18 questions, including: “Did it all start with a Daily Life / Occupations / Technology snowball fight?” “What if you didn’t take sides?” “How many battles did it take to win the war?” Then and Now (K-3) “What weapons did the soldiers use?” and A visual introduction to the past, this color“What do you call the enemy of an enemy?” to fully illustrated Usborne book shows children name a few. Though not comprehensive, these differences in the way 11 ordinary places have are interesting, colorful introductions to some changed over time. Each two-page spread key events from history. Each paperback book shows a scene from a familiar place such as also includes a timeline. – Zach a store, a street, or the kitchen. The left-hand EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 4.75 view shows the way things appeared about a 900
hundred years ago, while the opposite scene shows what each place looks like today. They'll learn that in the past, cooking had to be done by burning wood in a stove, shopping was done by having the clerk package and weigh items for you, and often several children all slept together in one big bed! Designed to spark discussion and get young children thinking about the differences between yesterday and today, they are sure to learn some surprising things about the past - and maybe even appreciate more the conveniences of today! - Jess 026268 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 4.49 History Eyewitness Books (K+) This exciting and enlightening collection of hardcover and softcover guides provides an excellent resource for comprehensive history studies. Each volume contains a host of fascinating historical facts and information. Superb full-color illustrations give the reader an “eyewitness” insight into a variety of historical periods. ~ Rachel EACH HARDCOVER BOOK . 16.99 11.95 011596 Ancient China 017333 Ancient Civilizations 050570 Archeology 011623 Aztec, Inca & Maya 011625 Castle 014529 China 017162 Explorer 033371 Invention 011630 Medieval Life 014697 Mesopotamia 011632 North American Indian 011633 Pirate 032274 Vietnam War 011639 Viking EACH SOFTCOVER BOOK . . . 9.99 7.50 003237 American Revolution 011619 Ancient Egypt 011621 Ancient Rome 011620 Ancient Greece 045412 Bible Lands 021938 Civil War 066605 ☼First Ladies 045978 Judaism 011629 Knight 011631 Money 026215 Presidents 055576 Shakespeare 036930 Wonders of the World 021983 World War I 021984 World War II I Wonder Why… History Series (K-3) These books answer historical questions with easy to understand, lighthearted answers and illustrations. They are written in a question and answer format with each pair of pages holding two to three topics. Topics include the country, people, jobs, clothing, building, school, language, and other areas of life. Smaller illustrations are also scattered around the pages, with captions to describe what is happening. Younger children will enjoy learning about cultures and customs through these stimulating books. - Melissa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 021572 Countries Fly Flags 011273 Greeks Built Temples 035806 Pyramids Were Built 021591 Romans Wore Togas
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Visual Dictionary of a Community Series (2-5) Travel back in time to see what daily life was like for people living in the communities of the past. These colorful, visually appealing books feature spreads on various topics, with informative text, detailed illustrations, captions, and labels. Some of the illustrations in the books include town layouts, exterior/interior of a typical home, clothing, tools, professions, and household objects. Young readers will enrich their vocabulary while learning how people lived in the days before modern conveniences. Vocabulary words appear in bold throughout the text, and a glossary and index are located in the back. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 7.50 048921 Pioneer 006228 Victorian Life You Wouldn't Want to ______! Series (2-5) Or would you? I'm betting not, especially after reading this series. These interesting books describe exactly what your life would be like if you found yourself in any of these historical situations. The extremely interesting topics and humorous illustrations and captions will captivate young readers while educating them on the very real conditions and aspects of people's lives in the past. For instance, if you were a civil war soldier, what kind of weapons would you have to use, what is life like in the army, where will you sleep and what will you eat, what happens if you are wounded, and what happened in the famous battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg? The fun text and variety of funny characters provide lighthearted but factual answers to those questions and share much more about each unique circumstance. There's a very good chance that you wouldn't want to find yourself in any of these situations; however, you'll definitely enjoy reading about them! (Note: although the illustrations are very cartoony, a couple of books in this series may still be a bit graphic for some parents given the nature of the situation.) ~ Steph EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 051408 Be a Ninja Warrior 042945 ☼Be a Polar Explorer 051409 Be a Pony Express Rider 019248 Be 18th Cent. British Convict 019300 Be 19th Cent. Coal Miner in England 021477 Be a Chicago Gangster 009094 Be a Civil War Soldier 036840 Be a Crusader 009105 Be a Greek Athlete 033925 Be a Mammoth Hunter 009107 Be a Medieval Knight 048584 Be a Nurse During the American Civil War 009108 Be a Pirate's Prisoner 009110 Be a Pyramid Builder 009112 Be a Roman Gladiator 022253 Be a Salem Witch 021478 Be a Samurai 048585 Be a Secret Agent During WWII 021491 Be a Shakespearean Actor 022258 Be a Skyscraper Builder 009117 Be a Slave in Anc Greece 039692 Be a Sumerian Slave 009123 Be a Viking Explorer
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Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty Be a World War II Pilot Be an American Colonist Be an American Pioneer Be an Aztec Sacrifice Be an Egyptian Mummy Be at Boston Tea Party Be Cleopatra Be in Alex the Great's Army Be in a Medieval Dungeon Be in First Submarine Be on Apollo 13 Be on the Hindenburg Be Joan of Arc Be On the First Flying Machine Be Sick in the 16th Century Be Sir Isaac Newton ☼Be Tutankhamen Climb Mount Everest Explore with Lewis and Clark Explore with Marco Polo Explore with Sir Francis Drake Live in a Wild West Town Live in Pompeii Live Without Antibiotics Live Without Bacteria! Live Without Bees! Live Without Boogers! Live Without Books Live Without Cell Phones Live Without Clean Water Live Without Clocks and Calendars! Live Without Dentists! Live Without Dirt! Live Without Electricity Live Without Extreme Weather Live Without Fire! Live Without Glass! Live Without Gravity! Live Without Insects! Live Without Math! Live Without Money! Live Without Nurses! Live Without Pain! Live Without Plastic! Live Without Poop! Live Without Sleep! Live Without Soap! Live Without the Internet! Live Without Toilets Live Without Trees! Live Without Vegtables! Live Without Writing Live Without Vaccinations Meet a Body Snatcher Meet Typhoid Mary Sail in Spanish Armada Sail on the Mayflower Sail on the Titanic Sail with Christopher Columbus Work on a Medieval Cathedral Work on the Brooklyn Bridge Work on the Great Wall China Work on the Hoover Dam Work on the Railroad
Ox, House, Stick: History of Our Alphabet (3-8) Very interesting history of how our alphabet came to us, tracing its evolution from ancient times. Each letter’s Sinaitic, Phoenician, Greek and Roman predecessors are shown, along with explanation of its development to the letter form used in what we fondly call our alphabet (aleph
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= ox, beth = house) today. Of course, the Greeks really named the alphabet as such, using their names for the first two letters, alpha and beta. The word for house or home (beth) in the Middle East helped form the names of towns as well, such as Bethlehem (house of bread), Bethseda (merciful house) and Bethel (house of God). The letter E was originally formed from a figure of a person showing surprise (as in “Eeeeee”!). There are lots of snippets of information about written language throughout the book, from cuneiform to keyboard, as well. Did you know the Greeks had to learn all of their letters backwards and forwards so that writing could be formed and read “as the ox plows” (that’s boustrophedon to you)? Do you know why the United States teams enter the arena toward the end of the procession when the Olympic games are held in an Englishspeaking country and toward the beginning when the games are held in France or Spain? Ok, that was easy. But do you know why one popular font today is called sans serif? Or which letter was once ordered out of the alphabet (hint – it’s the letter which originally meant “weapon” or “dagger”)? Ox = A, House = B, Stick = C, Water = ? – you’ll have to read the book! 040175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5.95 Mythology See more mythology titles in our Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Viking history sections. Mythology Oh My! Gods & Goddesses (5-8) Open up this very kid-friendly introduction to characters from Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian mythology. The illustrations are simple and quirky (not scary) and the language is a hoot! Each section is written in the “voice” of the particular god or goddess, each one getting a page or two. The book also clearly states who is connected to whom and how so, something I always found hard to remember about mythology. This is meant to be read by the student first hand and although officially designated for middle-schoolers, a 3rd or 4th grader could read it just fine. A glossary in the back will help with vocabulary words and there is a small folded poster in the back. If you have the other Basher books, you will definitely want this one for your reading collection. 7" x 7”, 128pp, sc. ~ Sara 014750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.75 Greek Myths and Legends (5-8) Introducing children to the great myths may add perspective to your historical or literature studies. For example, you may have heard the term, “Achilles Heel” and wondered how it came to be. Legend tells of Thetis dipping Achilles into the River Styx to make him immortal. However, she held him by the part of the heel we now call our Achilles’ heel. This part didn’t enter the water and therefore, he had an exposed area of weakness. Or were you aware of the impact of mythology on the writings of Shakespeare? In this succinct, vibrantly illustrated book, you will learn main characters and interesting facts in Greek mythology, as well as similar stories and characters from other cultures. Glossary and index along with additional book and web resource listings make this an amusing resource to learn more about your favorite Ancient Greek myths. 48 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne 013436 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25 7.50 History
☼All About Myths (5-8) Myths and legends come from many cultures, not just the Greeks. This series highlights stories from American Indian, African, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Norse, and Roman cultures. You will learn little known facts about the gods and goddesses in each, ancient beliefs, and more. Each book is 48 pages of interesting information and graphics, scattered with ‘Did You Know’, ‘Who’s Who’, and ‘Myth Links’ boxes. ‘Did You Know’ highlights facts about the myths, ‘Who’s Who’ identifies the main characters of the myths, and ‘Myth Links’ tells of similar characters in other cultures. The back of each book has a glossary and lists of additional resources, for those who want to dig deeper. A nice add-on to your study of ancient civilizations. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25 7.50 026111 American Indian 026097 African 026112 Celtic 026156 Chinese 026166 Egyptian 026167 Norse 026176 Roman Mythology (7-AD) The New York Times Book Review called it "at once a reference book and a book which may be read for stimulation and pleasure." Edith Hamilton has done a marvelous job in compiling and retelling these tales of so long ago. From the gods of Olympus in the Greek tradition and the gods of Rome they inspired, to the stories of love and adventure, of war and heroes, and of families and royalty, this book covers it all. In fact, it also includes myths of lesser importance, myths of extreme brevity, and the myths of the Norsemen. An incredible resource that has been in use for more than sixty years, its content is timeless. ~ Zach 004943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 7.75 Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology (9-12) Combining the works of such literary greats as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, and other classical authors, this book holds a collection of Greek and Roman myths, as well as numerous stories of the Norse mythology, medieval tales, and Oriental fables. The stories are lively versions merging favorite variations into a single coherent retelling. ~ Melissa 017575 Dover Thrift Ed. . . . . 6.00 4.95 Archaeology ☼Archeological Mysteries (3-9) Introduce children to an exciting journeya fascinating journey into well-documented historical discoveries in this engaging series. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps, each book also contains bold vocabulary words with definitions, a glossary, interesting archaeological facts, glossary, index and 3 exercises to encourage critical thinking with Common Core. With a GRL Q (RL 3.4), this series is a natural extension of learning at home and school. SC. 32 pgs. ~Deanne EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6.75 043101 Secrets of Machu Picchu 043103 Secrets of Mesa Verde 043116 Secrets of Pompeii 043117 Secrets of the Terracotta Army 902
Archaeology: Wonders of Creation (5-AD) Part of Master Books’ Wonders of Creation series, this book is more historical in nature than the other science titles. For the first time ever in this series, they have written a book with information tailored to three age groups: 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-11th grades. Text geared for each age group is printed on a differently-colored background, with the most basic information (who, what, where, why and how) written to younger readers, and the most complex information (theories, controversies) geared for older readers. Eleven chapters discuss what archaeology is, and then look at archaeology investigations at a number of different ancient Middle Eastern sites, including Egypt, the land of the Hittites, Ur of the Chaldees, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Petra, the land of the Phoenicians, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Israel. An overview of the history of locations or cultures is provided in each chapter, along with exciting details on recent discoveries and narratives from the Bible that correlate with the history of a place or related ruler. Maps, full-color photos and notes from the author add further interest. Although the differently-colored blocks of text aren’t too hard to get used to as an older reader, younger readers that have an interest in archaeology may browse other sections, and will certainly be interested in perusing the full-color photographs of sites and artifacts. A separate 36-page downloadable study guide includes vocabulary, short answer questions, and hands-on activities for each chapter. Find it at www.masterbooks.org. A wonderful supplement to any study of ancient history, and a great resource for Christian students interested in the field of archaeology. 96 pgs, hc. – Jess 044727 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.75
Biblical Archaeology Parent Lesson Planner (10-12) Archaeology isn’t a common topic for high school study. This Parent Lesson Planner from Master Books combined with The Archaeology Book, Unwrapping the Pharaohs, and Unveiling the Kings of Israel, provides a full one-year study for one full high school credit. The schedule is set up in 180 daily lessons with space to record due dates and grades. There are also worksheets to complement the reading in each book, along with tests, quizzes, and an answer key. Reproducible worksheets (for homeschool families and groups up to ten) include short answer questions and activities such as Bible readings, timeline and map activities, research, and more. Students will learn about the mechanics of archaeology and vocabulary specific to the study. Maybe you have a future archaeologist – this study will get them started with a solid Biblical foundation 015357 Parent Lesson Planner 19.99 14.25 BBLARC Package . . . . . . . . . 101.96 71.95 Includes Unwrapping the Pharoahs, Unveiling the Kings of Israel, The Archaeology Book, and PLP.
Architecture / Structures - Informational Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (PK-AD) Though only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still stands, their greatness is clear from their legacy. This book introduces the seven legendary structures and explains what we know about them – how and why they were built, the function they served, materials used, where they were located, and how they eventually came to ruin. The book doesn’t go into exhaustive detail; it just lays out the basics in an easy-to-read, almost storybook kind of way. Every other page in the book is text, while the other is a full-page, full-color illustration of the wonder being discussed. Readers will learn a lot about various ancient civilizations and the renowned monuments they made. By Lynn Curlee, 36 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel 045944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
☼Seven Wonders of the World (3-7) Need project ideas for a unit study? Do you want your kids to do some hands-on activities with an Ancient Cultures lesson? This resource is here to help. This book contains twenty ideas covering all seven ancient wonders: Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum of Helicarnassus, and the Pharos of Alexandria. There are informational factoids, as well as travel tips. (For example, if you visit a McDonald’s in Egypt, you can order a McFalafel!). The project ideas vary, but all have good directions and how-to illustrations. As an example, when learning about pyramids, you can re-create the sledges used to move the giant stones using pencils and a heavy book. Kids are given the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, then challenged to calculate how long it would take to walk around the base. To solve, mark off twenty feet, time how long it takes to walk the distance, then do the math. Older kids could easily follow directions in here without parent help and share their finished product with you, but younger kids will need some guidance. If you don’t have the time to find project ideas elsewhere, this is a great little book of ideas! ~ Sara 055248 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.50 Great Idea - Engineering (3-8) See description in Science - Engineering. EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 015586 Burj Khalifa: Tallest Tower in World 015589 Chunnel 015679 Great Wall of China 015688 Hoover Dam 015691 Large Hadron Collider 015732 Panama Canal 015785 Pyramids of Giza 015803 Qinghai-Tibet Railway
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☼Story of Buildings (3-10) This very detailed book starts off by getting the reader to look around them and think about how far technology has brought us in how comfortably we live. Today, we take running water and electricity for granted. Buildings were adapted for safety and a need to house the population. Illustrations and a very well-written text walk you through various man-made structures. Several pages even fold out to show a larger illustration. Some notable buildings include the Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt, various temples of Greece, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Notre Dame in Paris, the Forbidden City in Beijing and lots more. You don’t just read about the architecture, you learn about the individual artisans who worked together, who paid for the structures, and problems that arose during construction. There is so much historical information, you could add this to about any world history curriculum or even create an original unit study around this beautiful hardcover book! Author Patrick Dillon, illustrated by Stephen Biesty. Hc, 10” x 11.5”, 95pp. ~ Sara 063985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.25 DAVID MACAULAY BOOKS & DVDs (4-AD) David Macaulay, illustrator and storyteller par excellance, takes us through the planning, construction, and ensuing battle at the castle sight in Castle. A similar concept is employed in each of these books, interweaving an interesting story with historically accurate information and detailed drawings. Use them alone or with a unit study like the Greenleaf Guides. Castle Accompany Lord Kevin to his newly-acquired lands in northwest Wales. The rebellious Welsh do not recognize the authority of the English king, so a castle will be necessary to stake his claim on the land. A Caldecott Honor book. 014775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75 042448 Full Color Edition . . 19.99 14.25 Cathedral: Story of its Construction Times are good in Chutreaux, and the people want to give thanks to God by building the longest, widest, highest and most beautiful cathedral in all of France, a project that will take 100+ years to complete. 014776 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.95 042449 Revised, Full Color . 19.99 14.25 City: Story of Roman Planning & Construction The Romans believed in central planning for their cities to meet the needs of its citizens. Here’s how they went about it. 014777 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 8.50 Mosque By David Macauley, this book follows the tradition of the Ottoman empire as a wealthy, elderly man funds a charitable foundation consisting of a mosque, a tomb, a college, a kitchen, and a public bath and fountain – a project lasting over five years. – Rachel 020013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75
Pyramid Ancient Egyptians believed in eternal life, but preservation of the body and protection of earthly possessions were important parts of this afterlife. Pyramids were designed to accomplish both. 014224 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75 David Macaulay DVDs A combination of spectacular live-action sequences and cinema-quality animation brings the stories of the Macaulay books to life. David Macaulay hosts these DVDs that take you to the modern-day locations (or ruins) that set the stage for the stories. The animated stories add to the interest, creating a fictional (but realistic and historically accurate) portrayal of life in that culture. These are educational videos at their best - they both educate and hold the interest of children. EACH DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 19.50 036448 Castle 036450 Pyramid 036449 Cathedral 036451 Roman City
Wooden 3-D Puzzles (2-AD) Beginning as flat boards, these wooden replicas are ready for you to assemble into a 3-D masterpiece! Each set has roughly 3 to 5 boards that are 9” x 14.5” in size. All the pieces that are needed to construct the model are die-cut within the boards, and are easily pushed out of the frame with your fingers. Detailed instructions show you how each piece fits together so you end up with a sturdy, impressive wooden model. Some models have been pre-printed with graphics to add realism. 012207 Castle . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 12.50 037053 Liberty Bell . . . . . . . 8.99 5.50 047722 Phoenician Ship . . . 14.99 9.95 030068 Taj Mahal . . . . . . . 14.99 9.95 Famous Landmarks 3-D Puzzles (5-AD) I have always loved those big foam 3-D puzzles of castles and houses that you can build and leave on display. Unfortunately, they can be somewhat expensive, and then there’s the “oops, we lost a piece!” factor. You can only imagine my excitement when I saw these little kits, which include everything you need to build a miniature foam landmark. Inexpensively priced, each box includes a sheet of pictorial instructions and sheets of full-color, printed foam pieces. Assembly is quick and easy – just punch the pieces out of the foam, connect the slots and tabs together, and voila! You have a very impressive-looking monument you can use for display or decoration. I really can’t say enough about them. The finished result is sturdy too, even though the pieces aren’t glued. Each project has a base of some sort, so you can pick them up and move them, even drop them without causing any permanent damage. Zach assembled our sample, the White House, several months ago, and it’s been gracing a group of file cabinets ever since. With a diverse group of buildings and landmarks to choose from, you can try one with your next history, geography or architecture unit, or build and display them just for fun! – Jess
Wonders of the World Series (6-AD) Some of the most amazing structures are the ones that were constructed without the help of our modern technology and design. This series takes a look at some of the wonders of the past. When the book is opened, one page is full of text, and the facing page is completely illustrated. The text introduces the structure, and then goes back in time and describes the circumstances and history surrounding the structure. Follow along the building process and see how it was used and what happened to it. In the back of each book, there are a couple pages of information, which may hold maps, timelines, and/or glossaries. 46 pages, hc. - Melissa EACH BOOK (except noted) 12.95 9.95 012477 Colosseum 005407 Great Pyramid 012475 Great Wall 061354 Hoover Dam . . . . . . 9.95 7.95 012476 Machu Picchu CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not