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  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786323
    Retail: $32.95
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    Written in the style of Hillyers Childs 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 youre on the phone while they tell you what theyve seen in their journey. Each chapters 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 theyre 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 chapters 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 Childs 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 Gods creation and people. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.50
    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 Childs 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 youll 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 youll 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 havent 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 #: 011790
    ISBN: 9780064437486
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    The fascinating story of a thirteen year-old girl who led France to independence from English rule. The tragic, child-friendly telling of this story shows her courage, vision, determination, and perhaps madness. From her poor childhood to her appalling martyrdom, see how she eventually came to be known as Joan of Arc and was made a saint by the church. Beautiful color illustrations complete the book. 45 pgs.

  • Item #: 025448
    ISBN: 9781933339047
    Retail: $39.95
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 7 CDs with a total of 8 hours of running time.

  • Item #: 031188
    ISBN: 9781933339177
    Retail: $49.95
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

  • Item #: 041242
    ISBN: 9781933339122
    Retail: $44.95
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

  • 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 childrens 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 Childs 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 Childs 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 #: 010911
    ISBN: 9780486242293
    Retail: $4.95
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    Begin your study of family history using this introduction to genealogy designed especially for children. Author gives useful background information and suggestions for conducting research. The bulk of this book is a workbook, though, designed to be used by children (but helpful to adults beginning a genealogy pursuit as well). Starting with the child, the family tree is built through generations. More than just diagrammatic, there are pages to fill with interesting information learned through their research into the family tree itself. Examples are pages titled Words I Have Learned in My Ancestors Native Languages, Family Stories and Ethnic Foods I Eat. Toward the end of the book, the author supplies you with a reproducible page for a notebook filing system to continue your studies, introduces heraldry, displays the use of standard pedigree charts, suggests a log for tracking correspondence, and suggests where to go for help or to extend your study farther into the past. Some related activities are also suggested and the final page shows the authors own finished family tree. A genealogical primer to get even the youngest historian started on the path to the past.

  • Item #: 029952
    ISBN: 9781933339214
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    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.

  • Item #: 031208
    ISBN: 9781933339023
    Retail: $14.95
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    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.

  • Item #: 041243
    ISBN: 9781933339207
    Retail: $13.95
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    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.

  • Item #: 029527
    ISBN: 9781579128678
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    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 #: 024823
    ISBN: 9780822569930
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.11
  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
    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

  • 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 #: 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 #: 036453
    ISBN: 9781933339030
    Retail: $54.95
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 11 CDs with a total of 12 hours of running time.

  • Item #: 033215
    ISBN: 9780825156748
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.50
    (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 #: 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 Leifs Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bombs 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 #: 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 wont find inside: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, youll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. Each chapter of 100 Places That Can Change Your Childs Life plumbs the heart of a special placefrom the Acropolis to Machu Picchu to the Grand Canyonall from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a childs eyes. Youll 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 experiencefoods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and staythis inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.
  • 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, itll ask you to restart. An excellent bank for the young. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 003730
    ISBN: 9780965273589
    Retail: $24.95
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    This reprint of a classic history book is full of solid early American History. It starts with how Columbus discovered America, progresses through the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and ends in 1888. There are over 60 chapters of historical information for your children to enjoy! Each chapter has over 400 detailed black-and-white illustrations and maps, definitions to key words, and study questions to help your children review (or test) what they just learned. There are also fill-in-the-blank exercises after some of the chapters. The 17 page index at the end is really helpful, as it will assist you in finding anything you need in this book. The information in this book is something every child (and every adult) should know, and it is presented in a very straight-forward manner. - elise

  • Item #: 292482
    Retail: $153.88
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Introduce you child to early American History and other social studies topics in Heritage Studies 1 from BJU Press. Heritage Studies 1 uses both a chronological and a topical approach and covers topics from United States and world history, geography, cultural studies, governmnent, and economics. Students will consider each topic within a biblical worldview and will develop critical thinking skillls along with other skills such as sequencing, evaluating, inferring relationships, and working with maps and graphs, BJU Press appeals to different learning styles and encourages students to love learning by including hands-on activities in each chapter. The Heritage Studies 1 Subjuect Kit contains all the items necessary to successfuly teach Heritage Studies 1--5 items total.
  • 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. Thats why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what about Galloping the Globe? Its 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 #: 019408
    ISBN: 9781556524561
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    With an excellent blend of informational text, relevant activities, and interesting tidbits about daily life and times, this book would make a perfect companion to any study of the Revolutionary War. A timeline at the beginning of the book sets the stage with a detailed coverage of the years between 1754-1791, explaining the status of the 13 colonies at that point in time. The following chapters flesh out the story of the Revolutionary War in chronological order, beginning at 1760. Events related to the developing war are explained in engaging text, and sidebars feature short biographies of key players of the time and interesting facts about daily life during that period. 21 activities are sprinkled throughout, so kids can get a taste of history by playing games colonial children played, making "Liberty Punch" or brown bread, dancing a minuet, participating in a minuteman relay, re-enacting a battle, creating their own fringed hunting shirt, and much more. The text itself is quite engaging; even just browsing through the book, I kept getting caught up in the details of battles, or even just in the fascinating tidbits about what it was like to be a woman or child during that time! The illustrations also capture the flavor of the period, and include woodcuts, portraits and other illustrations from that era. Musket or no musket - everyone is sure to enjoy this trip back through history! - Jess

  • Item #: 034100
    ISBN: 9781426301339
    Retail: $7.99
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    Many people have heard of Nefertiti, Cleopatra, and King Tut, but not of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was a remarkable woman who was born into a royal family around 1530 B.C. She started out as princess and then queen, and she eventually became Pharoah, the King of Egypt. There was simply nobody to hand down the title of king to after her husband passed away, so naturally she took his title. Nobody seemed to mind until about twenty years after her death. Someone then tried to erase all traces of Hatshepsut from history. Her statues were lugged off of their bases, smashed, and buried. Her pictures were scratched out of the scenes on temple walls. Nobody knows for sure why, but there is speculation that Egyptians began to feel that the idea of a female pharaoh was unnatural and perhaps wanted to cover up the fact that one ever existed. This book is loaded with all kinds of information, giving us a glimpse into royal Egyptian life. You will learn about Hatshepsuts life as a princess including vivid descriptions of her environment, what she wore, toys she may have played with, people she interacted with, her education, feasts and festivals. Moving on to the queen and mother stage of her life, we learn about her husband and child, Egyptian society in general, and life and death in the court. Lastly, we watch Queen Hatshepsut become the Pharoah of Egypt around 1501 B.C. Each page is peppered with pictures of artifacts, archeological sites, translated inscriptions, and interesting tidbits. The glossary in the back of the book is sure to clear up any confusion as far as terms the reader may not be familiar with.
  • Item #: 036272
    Retail: $12.99
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    Your children will become familiar with all forty-three presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama with the help of this fun floor puzzle. 100 thick, cardboard, easy-to-handle, easy-to-clean pieces come together to assemble this handsome 2 x 3 floor puzzle. The background is an American flag, and the forefront is a line-up of presidents in five rows. Each presidents portrait is accompanied by their full name and the years they were in office. Never again will your child be puzzled about the presidents of our past! elise

  • Item #: 032289
    ISBN: 9781613745564
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    Make a periscope or a model gas mask, cook a trench meal, or write a letter home from the Western Front! Sound like things your student would enjoy doing as they learn about an important part of history? Add this book to a unit study or use it to liven up a traditional textbook. There is a lot to read, but it is broken up with fantastic photos and text boxes that will pique your childs curiosity. The activities are sprinkled throughout and offer a good variety for different learning styles. It says for kids in the title, but I can see your older students finding this fascinating as well! Pb, 178pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050687
    ISBN: 9780843199055
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.08

    Truly written for kids or young adults, the authors of this investment guide directly address you, the child. It begins with the basics - explaining where money comes from, introducing concepts such as inflation, and even clarifying why piggy banks are shaped like pigs. Activities are intermittently incorporated in the text to keep you actively engaged in learning. For example, in discussing inflation, you are encouraged to ask your parents or grandparents about the price of different goods when they were growing up so you can compare them to current prices. Talking about investments typically involves a lot of math, and this guide is good about providing specific examples. The book explains the most common investment choices (savings account, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds), but spends a majority of the time focusing on stocks what is a stock, how the stock market works, how to read financial news, and more. The book culminates with an investment game in which you apply everything youve learned about investments to see how you can grow $10,000 pretend dollars. 143 pgs. ~ Anh

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