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  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786323
    Retail: $32.95
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    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. A postcard template can be found on the included CD-ROM which you can reproduce onto cardstock. For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reading Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. The included CD-ROM contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! – Jess

  • Item #: 023928
    ISBN: 9781932786330
    Retail: $34.95
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    The second volume in the Child's Geography series (see item #023927 for volume 1: Explore His Earth), this book takes an in-depth look at six countries in the Middle East: Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. The text speaks directly to the students, walking them through geographical features, cultural aspects, and human interest points. Breaking up the text, you will find "Field Notes" activities to help students relate what they have learned, but in their own terms. Usually two to a chapter, students "record" what they have learned, talking from memory or using the prompts supplied in the book. At the end of each chapter, more activities really open up a world of exploration from your own home. A "Travel Log" prompts students to draw a map of the country in focus, labeling it with cities, regions, features and other sights; and also to make an entry into their travel notebook so they can remember key things that caught their attention. The "Bringing it Home" activities encourage exploration in art, music, reading, food and poetry through simple, homeschool friendly activities. Good websites are included in this section for further study, where applicable. The final activity section has a more spiritual application, and is only at the end of each country section. The "Prayer Walk" has a prayer format to help students effectively pray for the peoples and cultures they have become familiar with. Scheduling ideas are included for several different ways to make this a year-long curriculum, and the included CD-ROM contains copywork passages and templates, travel log templates, quizzes, maps, and recipes. An engaging study that inspires and promotes a love for God's creation and people. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 035048
    Retail: $5.99
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    The world is at your fingertips with the use of this fun world geography sticker activity set! This kit is full of activities that will help make learning world geography fun and exciting. The world map is 11" x 17" and dry-erase. The countries of each continent are different colors to help distinguish them from one another. There are 156 removable and reusable stickers to use to identify countries, important cities, natural wonders, and historical landmarks. Two activity sheets are included with instructions on how to make your own world passport, a kangaroo bank, an African pyramid treasure box, and other fun items. An answer key is printed on the back of the map. These fun and colorful stickers are bound to get your child "stuck" on learning! Enjoy your journey around the world! - elise

  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
    Retail: $34.95
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    What better way to ground your studies of ancient history than with a solid understanding of the geography of those cultures? Written in a similar style to the first two volumes, the third and newest volume in the A Child's Geography series explores the classical world - including Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans – in 15 chapters. The text in each chapter transports readers to the region, imagining that they are touring the country, weaving in details of people they may meet as well as the history and stories of some of the buildings and sites. Full-color pictures of the landscape, landmarks and ruins adorn just about every page, giving readers the chance to see the places visited in the text. Occasionally you'll also find web links to encourage further exploration. I also love the various menus with popular dishes listed! Each chapter ends with prompts and questions for notebooking and discussion, and you'll find timelines, map activities, hands-on projects, recipes, the prayer guide and more on the enclosed CD-ROM. While the content of this course makes it a perfect companion to an ancient history study, you can also enjoy it on its own. You can work through it in a year spending two weeks on each chapter, or spend a semester on it going through one chapter a week. Even if you haven't tried either of the previous volumes, I would encourage you to jump into this one; it is well-produced, interesting and you will learn an incredible amount about the geography and culture (present and past) of the birthplace of Western Civilization. 224 pgs, pb. – Jess
  • Item #: 033215
    ISBN: 9780825156748
    Retail: $16.00
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Fully updated for the twenty-first century, The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy gathers together all of the essential facts that youngsters should have at their fingertips for school success. The child education expert E. D. Hirsch, Jr., cuts through the wealth of information available today to highlight those terms that a child should be familiar with by the end of sixth grade. With nearly 3,000 concise definitions, including 250 new entries (Harry Potter, centaurs, northern lights, and World Series, to name a few), this popular sourcebook makes finding information easy. Here is everything your child needs to know to be culturally literate in 21 different subject areas, from mythology to literature to U.S. history to science and technology, and much more.
  • Item #: 003306
    ISBN: 9781930092938
    Retail: $12.75
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    This book is a U.S. history text, providing a complete overview of U.S. history from Columbus to the present time from a Christian perspective. Print is fairly large and easy to read. Each chapter has review questions. Numerous pictures and maps are scattered throughout. 2nd edition is 8.5” x 11” format.
  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9788882870287
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $33.00

    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children's horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child's History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are the most important that can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world (presented from a vague but secular viewpoint) through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows for the details to be filled in later. A Child's History of the World is a basal (basic, fundamental) reader and is not intended to be used as a supplementary reader. Recently revised, copyright 1997. 440 pgs, hc. 7.25" x 9.5". ~ Enh

  • Item #: 026489
    ISBN: 9781931397650
    Retail: $29.95
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    Learning new things is easier for young students when tied in to a common theme. That's why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what about Galloping the Globe? It's a unit study centered around geography. It encourages a detailed look at a selection of countries from the six populated continents as well as the North and South Poles and Christmas around the world. Using the countries being studied geographically as the basic platform, the authors have included ideas and references, projects and activities for integrating Bible, people/history, science, literature, vocabulary, internet sources, maps & flags, cooking, music/art, games, puzzles, and crafts into the curriculum. An aspect to this unit study which is similar to the Trail Guide to… series is the student notebook approach, where the child will actually produce a notebook full of art projects, reports, biographies, geographic dictionary pages, and much more. This is intended to be something they can show to other people, reinforcing and reviewing what they have learned as they explain various facts to friends and family. This is a fairly flexible course, with a full study of every topic listed taking between two and three years to complete. You can also pick and choose projects to simply make this a year long course. While geography is the main focus of this unit study, it does a good job of including the resources needed to study the other subjects, too. Answers are included and the consumable work pages are reproducible (and are also now found on the included CD-ROM in PDF format, which makes it even easier to use with multiple children). There are several recommended resources which are used multiple times throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing these, please see below. Items without prices are those that we do not currently carry. The resource list has been recently revised to accommodate for items that were going out of print, and several new resources have been added. This is the newest version, revised in 2010 with a CD-ROM of printable forms, activity sheets, maps and flags. CD is Win/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader (a free download). 266 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000289
    ISBN: 9781930092945
    Retail: $4.25
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  • Item #: 000290
    ISBN: 9781930092952
    Retail: $4.25
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  • Item #: 036820
    ISBN: 9781449035709
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.87

    Think of this as a patriotic trainer. Oh, you could give it to your child to read on his own, but the real value of this book would be in its use as a discussion tool for your entire family. Here are 52 short readings, typically less than 4 pages each, that highlight the fundamentals of the US government, including the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The readings include a mixture of excerpts, song lyrics, quotes from Founders, poems, and comments from author Steve Brezenski. Those ever important topics of civics, responsibility, patriotism, governmental power, freedom, and citizenship (to name but a few) are introduced with an eye towards developing a greater understanding of our individual and corporate responsibilities. 147 pgs, pb. – Zach

  • Item #: 007734
    Retail: $0.00
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    Teach your child the states and capitals with this fun magnetic set. Each state fits onto its colored spot on the provided magnetic background (18" x 12½") of the United States. The colored state magnets contain the state capital and often another major city. The set includes 47 magnets (some of the smaller state magnets contain more than one state). Please note that the magnets are thin, so you may not want to bend them too much releasing them from the sheet for the first time or they will not stick well on the background. ~ Carl

  • Item #: 029527
    ISBN: 9781579128678
    Retail: $19.95
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    This colorful book breaks down the confusing world of Greek mythology into understandable stories for children with easily understandable language. There are lists and explanations of all the gods and goddesses as well as the Titans and Olympians. Also included are stories involving many of these characters that make up the family dynamic and reasons for the contemptuous relationships among them. Some of the myths and illustrations contain violent occurrences but because of the type of illustrations, nothing is gory. A pocket in the front of the book contains a Greek mythology family tree poster, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Greek characters. An index and pronunciation of Greek names are in the back of the book. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 000221
    ISBN: 9781883937751
    Retail: $14.95
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    This novel not only gives us a great historical look at Galen's life, but gives a great view of Roman times as well. Readers see a child in school, a rich man with slaves, soldiers at war, untreatable plagues, Mediterranean geography, and more. A host of illustrations augment the story. Same author and format as Archimedes and the Door of Science.

  • Item #: 013765
    ISBN: 9780789402011
    Retail: $19.99
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    This is a unique book that tells about the lives of children from around the world. The authors, Anabel and Barnabas Kindersley, spent two years traveling to more than 30 countries, photographing and learning the stories of children from all different cultures. The children live in places as diverse as New York, Mongolia, and the Amazon Basin. Children from industrialized countries, developing nations, busy cities, rural communities, tribal cultures, and more are included. Most of the children have families, but one lives in a monastery and one lives in an orphanage. The book is broken into regions (Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia/Australasia), and then unique children from each region get a one or two-page spread to tell about their lives. The book includes tons of photographs and shows and describes their family, home, clothes, food, friends, favorite games, chores, and other aspects of their daily life. Lots of full-color photographs accompany the information, and quotes from the kids, along with pictures of their prized possessions, really let the reader get a feel for what their life is like. Most of the information is given in the captions of the photos, besides a little intro about how old the child is, where they live, and how their family supports itself. The kids are 6-11 years old, and while they have a large variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures, it is interesting to see how much they have in common. 6-10 children are included from every region. A very captivating book about children from around the world. 80 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 057956
    ISBN: 9781426208591
    Retail: $18.95
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Kids who learn to travel will travel to learn. National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows sends you and your children globetrotting for life-changing vacations that will expand their horizons and shape their perspectives. What you won't find inside: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, you'll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. Each chapter of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life plumbs the heart of a special place—from the Acropolis to Machu Picchu to the Grand Canyon—all from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a child's eyes. You'll meet actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy, who tours the suqs of Marrakech with his seven-year-old son; photographer Annie Griffiths, who shares the miraculous migration to Mexico of the monarch butterflies; Tom Ritchie, who has guided countless children and parents to Antarctica for more than 30 years; the waterman who knows where to see the ponies of Assateague in the true wild; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place. Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience—foods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and stay—this inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.
  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
    Retail: $32.95
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice
  • Item #: 051049
    ISBN: 9780595304080
    Retail: $13.95
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  • Item #: 024823
    ISBN: 9780822569930
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 050757
    ISBN: 9781595550477
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 024723
    ISBN: 9781476536088
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 052604
    ISBN: 9780486483702
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 049605
    ISBN: 9781893103498
    Retail: $6.95
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    The early days of colonial America were filled with struggle and success. Written as journal entries, this insightful child's book shares some of the struggles and many of the successes of the soldiers at Valley Forge. While the harsh winter of 1777-1778 took its toll on the men who believed in our new nation, General George Washington provided encouragement and leadership to support his men through these difficult days. Recommended resource for Beautiful Feet's Literature Approach to American History Primary Level. Black and White Illustrations, pb, 32 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049599
    ISBN: 9781893103092
    Retail: $13.95
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    A very clear and direct biography of Stalin. This book tells you everything you would want to know about Stalin, his mother and father, his wife, his child, his rise to power and his iron-fist rule. A few black and white photographs of Stalin, his wife and his associates are included. By Albert Marrin, 244 pgs., pb.

  • Item #: 047562
    Retail: $26.99
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    For a bit of variety among piggy banks, the Cash Cow keeps track of your money and invites you to add more! An LED display on the side keeps track of the money currently residing inside the cow, with buttons for adding or subtracting money and resetting the whole amount. There is also a small white button that switches the cow over from a storage device to a money-counting game. There are four coin buttons above the white button. The cow will give you a number of coins adding up to a certain amount ("What are four coins adding up to 28 cents?") and the player must then press the right coins to get to the amount stated. If you press more than four coins or go over the amount, it'll ask you to restart. An excellent bank for the young. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 032638
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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $16.95
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business 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 single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    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. Finally, 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. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, 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, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

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