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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 #: 065122
    ISBN: 9781932786545
    Retail: $39.95
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      Fourth in the A Child’s Geography series, this one or two semester course studies the vast and tiny kingdoms that made up Western Europe, along with the modern day countries of Western Europe. Picking up where the A Child’s Geography Volume 3: Explore the Classical World (#007672) ended, this book explores the tumultuous times between the Classical era and the Renaissance. While having a basic knowledge of the Classical period is helpful in understanding the nuances of the Middle Ages, it is not necessary to complete the other volumes in the series before embarking on this journey.

      Written in a similar style to the preceding volumes, history and geography are taught with a living book approach that weaves together engaging text and vibrant photographs and graphics. Students will truly feel as if they are walking in the footsteps of the great minds from the medieval world like Charlemagne, Ferdinand and Isabella, Joan of Arc, Johannes Gutenberg, and Martin Luther while exploring Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the tiny kingdoms: Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. 

      While the textbook is a standalone resource for readings and narration exercises, the author has provided a website link to download additional activities. This includes timelines for each chapter, maps to label (and completed maps), hands- on activities that include games and craft projects, recipes, supplemental reading resources, prayer guide and much more. Additional links are scattered throughout the text which provide media resources on a variety of topics. Chapters include bold vocabulary words with a glossary in the back. 240 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 064494
    ISBN: 9780448482972
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  • Item #: 065761
    ISBN: 9781932786514
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  • Item #: 065762
    ISBN: 9781932786507
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 010821
    ISBN: 9788882870287
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    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 #: 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 #: 005698
    ISBN: 9780756545109
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  • Item #: 026871
    ISBN: 9780310344131
    Retail: $16.99
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    JRR Tolkien wrote, "The wide world is about you: you can fence yourself in, but you cannot forever fence it out." Children are never too young to be introduced to the fascinating world outside their neighborhood. Beginning with a vision for understanding the global culture in light of state of our world today, the author provides appealing ideas for families to bring cultures into their home.

    In the Power of a Story section, she explains that powerful stories reflect real life struggles of right and wrong, help our children develop compassion, and inspire our character to grow. She also provides tips on including reading as a natural part of family life. The 2nd part of the book focuses on reading lists by location (Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Australia/Oceania and Polar Regions) and age group (4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12 years). Reading lists include short descriptions and notations about religious content. The recommendations in this book will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your Geography studies! Index of titles in back for easy reference. 226 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036820
    ISBN: 9781449035709
    Retail: $12.99
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    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 #: 000290
    ISBN: 9781930092952
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  • Item #: 054772
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  • Item #: 054771
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  • Item #: 000289
    ISBN: 9781930092945
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  • Item #: 054770
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  • 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 #: 057956
    ISBN: 9781426208591
    Retail: $18.95
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    Seize the Day! Or rather, seize the learnable moments; explore the wonders of the world together, and share family memories! Written specifically for families with children, this book capitalizes on family travel throughout the United States and Canada, the Caribbean/Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania and Antarctica. Each two-page spread focuses on places to visit that exemplify the culture of the locale, all with the purpose of engaging children in the destination. Special sections like Insider’s Tips, Fast Facts, and Know before You Go are included, as are various international restaurants and child friendly places to stay. Parents and children will find this a delightful travel resource, whether embarking on an international expedition or exploring stateside. A wonderful guide to ensure children get the most out of your travels! The author sums it up best in the introduction, “I grew up believing education is all about the…3 R’s. We should now make it 4: Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic and Roaming.” 270 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 050757
    ISBN: 9781595550477
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  • Item #: 024823
    ISBN: 9780822569930
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 051049
    ISBN: 9780595304080
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  • 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 #: 024723
    ISBN: 9781476536088
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  • 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 #: 052604
    ISBN: 9780486483702
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  • 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 #: 055221
    ISBN: 9780823423859
    Retail: $7.95
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    Have you ever tried explaining to a child how time works? It can be hard to do, especially when you get into abstract concepts like time zones. This book starts off with the basic idea that it might be one time where you are right now, but it's not that time everywhere. It builds on that concept in a fun and kid-friendly way, even explaining how the idea of time zones even got started. There's also a page to explain daylight savings time, and plenty of entertaining pictures and artwork. After this book, the next time you're on a long roadtrip, your children probably won't be asking why you have to change the time on the clock! 31 pgs, pb. –Chad

  • Item #: 001027
    Retail: $13.00
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    Be the person who knows (or can guess!) the most correct flags and win! This set comes with 200 cards in a sturdy box as well as directions for 4 different ways to play. Put the cards on the table, guess the countries, then flip the card over to see if you’re right! There’s also info about the country on the back of the card including surface area, population, capital and some facts about the location of the country. “But where is Kyrgyzstan? Or Comoros? Or Sri Lanka?” Your child asks. Don’t worry; there’s an included 16.5”x11.75” world map with all the countries labeled numerically with the corresponding names listed alphabetically below. 200 cards total. – Laura