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  • Item #: 006634
    ISBN: 9780195327151
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    The arrival and life of the American Indians.

  • 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 #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
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    I'm always shocked when someone tells me they dislike history and find it boring. I've always loved history because it's the magnificent story of our past – triumphs, tragedies, endurance, courage, heartbreak, justice, injustice, adventure, freedom, change – how could that be boring? This treasury of stories shows readers that American history isn't just about dates and facts, it's about the amazing events that have brought our country to where it is today. Starting with the establishment of the first city in 1564 and ending with the election of 2000, it includes 100 stories that show America's character and its history. All kinds of stories are included; well-known and obscure, funny and sad, admirable and disgraceful. The stories are easy-to-read narratives of true events or descriptions remarkable accomplishments. Each story is about 3-4 pages long and pages feature full-color illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically but there are notes following some of them that identify other stories that link together as well as suggestions for further reading. Help students see that history is full of captivating, motivating, heartbreaking, and interesting stories with this great treasury. By Jennifer Armstrong, 358 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 028380
    ISBN: 9781465428431
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    By David C. King, this reference covers American history from 1000-2002. It features ample photographs, illustrations, charts, and maps to appeal to the visual student as well as the essential information on the topic to make this a useful research tool for assignments. This is not an exhaustive reference, but like other single volume encyclopedias, this book provides a synopsis of each topic as a starting point for further exploration elsewhere. 304 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 014425
    ISBN: 9781892427120
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  • Item #: 060817
    ISBN: 9781601442420
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    Continuing the successful "detective" series from The Critical Thinking Company, the U.S. History Detective book can be used as a supplement to any history program, as a review course, or as a stand-alone text. The goal of this text is to encourage and develop critical thinking, analysis, and reading comprehension through the study of U.S. history. Book one covers the span from Colonial Times to the Reconstruction after the Civil War. Each lesson includes an informative text where each sentence is clearly numbered for easy reference. Colorful pictures, maps and timelines illustrate the text throughout. The question section in each lesson requires students to support their answers with specific references back to the text (hence the numbered sentences). This helps students get into the practice of providing supporting evidence for answers rather than relying simply on recall information. The various questions in each lesson will give students the opportunity to make inferences and draw conclusions based on their evaluation of the text, distinguish between fact and opinion, understand historical chronology, expand their vocabulary, link history with geography, and practice answering analytical essay questions. There are 65 lessons grouped into 9 sections. There are also more than 20 reviews throughout the book and answers to all lessons and reviews are included. This is a consumable book and permission is given to make copies for home or classroom use. – Zach
  • Item #: 000883
    ISBN: 9780764142581
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    Starting with the immigration of even the earliest Native Americans, American History the Easy Way will lead you on a chronological study of this great country. Presented in a way that is intended to be grasped easily, the text is clear and thought provoking, and it is frequently divided by headings to make particular periods or events easy to find. To help with recall and retention, each section within a chapter ends with "links from the past to the present," "dates," "key points to remember," "key people to remember," and questions in the form of identification, true/false, and multiple-choice. The chapters end in the same way but also include several open-ended analysis questions for essay practice. The chapters break up US history in the following way: Nation of Immigrants, European Settlements in North America, American Revolution, Constitution and the Establishment of the New Nation, Sectionalism and Nationalism: 1801-1850, Growing Nation – Social Change: 1800-1860, Slavery and the Civil War, Changing Lifestyles: 1865-1914, From Panic to Empire, Turmoil of War and Depression, WWII and the Early Years of the Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Watergate: 1960-1976, The Presidencies of Carter, Reagan, and Bush: 1977-1993, Social Changes: 1945-2002, and Recent History: the Clinton Years and After. Illustrated with maps, graphs, and pictures, this book is guaranteed to help with your history grades. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 017524
    ISBN: 9781932971453
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  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
    Retail: $7.99
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 002974
    ISBN: 9780972026598
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    Details the early establishment of the nation, the rise of conflicts, the battles of war, and many of the influential people involved.

  • Item #: 048743
    ISBN: 9781569762806
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    This interesting chronological history with 21 activities is for a slightly older audience than some of our related items. It's an honest look at the daily life and history of Native Americans, and their relationship to Europeans. The book is divided into 8 chapters: "The First People," "In Search of the City of Gold," "Europeans Settle on the Eastern Shore," "Fighting the White Man's Wars," "Heading West," "Destruction of a Way of Life," "Change in Indian Country," and "Tribal Rights and Cultural Pride." Topics include Mesa Verde, European domination, creation stories, DNA analysis, and many more. Activities include playing Native American games, designing and building a trading post, weaving, making beef jerky, deciphering a code, making a totem pole and Arapaho fry bread, etc. The book has a glossary, index, and resource section with websites and books for further study. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 015497
    ISBN: 9781579600631
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    How did people respond to the relocation of Native Americans to reservations? Get this question answered as well as others relating to tribal creation myths, family life and great Native American leaders.

  • Item #: 006633
    ISBN: 9780794503970
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    Using a question and answer format, this beginning history book capitalizes on a child's natural curiosity. It covers many different aspects of life - architecture, rulers, location, everyday life, fashion, food, transportation, recreation, religion, literacy, arts, and more. Although heavily illustrated, pages have a good amount of text, making this book interesting for a wide grade-range.

  • Item #: 020089
    ISBN: 9781579600877
    Retail: $8.95
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    The Indian Wars played a significant part in the formation of the American nation. For 350 years, the Native Americans and the Europeans fought and battled, taking their wars to every corner of America. This book looks at the Indian Wars as they occurred in the following categories: the Colonial Period, 18th Century Indian Wars, 19th Century Indian Wars, and the U.S. Cavalry. Read also some speeches by four famous Indian chiefs and of the last major conflict of the wars - the Battle of Wounded Knee.

  • Item #: 019002
    ISBN: 9781587283017
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  • Item #: 011632
    ISBN: 9780756610814
    Retail: $16.99
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  • Item #: 029915
    ISBN: 9780394837024
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    Discover the earliest inhabitants of North America - the Indians. This reader tells about the different tribes and their lifestyles; where they lived and their unique ways of building houses, gathering food, and other aspects of daily life. The interesting text is accompanied by gorgeous, full color illustrations on every page.

  • Item #: 045903
    ISBN: 9780972961646
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  • Item #: 019103
    ISBN: 9781557999016
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  • Item #: 013042
    ISBN: 9780486296074
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  • Item #: 071124
    ISBN: 9781483991498
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  • Item #: 071125
    ISBN: 9781497450677
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  • Item #: 025617
    ISBN: 9780689857454
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  • Item #: 018669
    ISBN: 9780761125839
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    Similar to other Fandex guides, North American tribes, legendary figures, and events of historical significance are detailed on these 50 individually die-cut, full color cards.
  • Item #: 005163
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    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. The course includes 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed per week.

  • Item #: 029337
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    You've probably heard a lot of American Indian tribe names before, like Seminole, Tuscarora, Iroquois, Illinois, and Comanche. Do you know where they lived? You'll find out while putting together this fascinating 500-piece puzzle! Taken from a painting by Bill Stroble, it shows a map of the United States, with labels of where each Indian tribe made their home. It's decorated with pictures of different native people and objects. I had no idea there were so many different tribes scattered across America! Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials. –Chad

  • Item #: 024683
    ISBN: 9780486433271
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  • Item #: 003532
    ISBN: 9780689809958
    Retail: $6.99
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    What was George Washington like when he was young? This series of books is about children who became famous figures in American History. They are a diverse group, and they all provide inspiring stories.
  • Item #: 006653
    ISBN: 9780486414768
    Retail: $4.00
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    According to Choctaw legend, all people spoke the Choctaw language. One day they wondered at what the clouds were and decided to reach the sky by building a great mound to stand upon. Being such a huge endeavor, the mound required many rocks and many days to build. Every night, however, the mound of rocks was strewn about by the wind. After the third night, the rocks were not only scattered, but the people woke from their sleep to find that they spoke different languages. And that is how the different tribes came to be. That, of course, is my own abridged version of the legend. If you find stories like this fascinating, then you'll definitely enjoy this collection of over 30 unabridged stories. The tales and legends come from various tribes, including the Chippewa, Iroquois, and Cherokee, and they cover topics such as creation and origins, journeys to the sky, heroes, and tricksters. Although there are no illustrations, this inexpensive thrift edition would make a great supplement to any Native American study. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 004322
    ISBN: 9780590956062
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