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  • Item #: 032581
    ISBN: 9781683441175
    Retail: $42.99
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    Book 1, My Story and the World around Me, begins with understanding the place of family life and then slowly expands to include information about regions both near and far. It exposes students to local, regional, and national landmarks within the U.S. and eventually expands to include several cultural, geographical and political features existing in foreign lands. This book includes plenty of interactive lesson material, key vocabulary terms, and worksheets and quizzes for each section of the text. This consumable worktext contains a steady stream of full-color photos and images, hands-on projects, and text that is easy for young children to read. 408 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 025614
    ISBN: 9780689843297
    Retail: $6.99
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    This book tells the story of Cora Frear, a 19th century prairie girl. When she rides alongside her father on his house calls as a doctor one day, they encounter a huge prairie fire. Cora must work quickly with her father in order to beat the fire and save their lives.
  • Item #: 046599
    ISBN: 9781942446057
    Retail: $12.95
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    Meet George Catlin, a genre artist from the 1800s, who journeyed west to paint the Plains Indians and their way of life. With a goal to record history by painting the appearance and customs of America's native people, we are forever indebted to him for providing us a visual record of a different time and its peoples. Containing authentic illustrations, basic art techniques, coloring pages and historically accurate text, Sharon Jeffus (Visual Manna) has given us a fun, hands-on resource that ties art and history together to engage even our most reluctant learners. sc, 28 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 026800
    ISBN: 9781555911270
    Retail: $17.95
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    Explore the relationships between humans, animals and nature with this rich collection of Native American animal stories. This book contains 24 short stories representing regions and tribes from all over North America. Each story contains black and white illustrations and is grouped under a theme, such as Creation, Celebration, and Survival. The front of the book contains a tribal map of North America, and the back contains a glossary and pronunciation key, tribal nation descriptions, and a bibliography containing other versions of Native American animal stories for further reading. 135 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 041913
    ISBN: 9780890519790
    Retail: $39.99
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    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore". Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions in America's Story.

     

  • Item #: 041943
    ISBN: 9781683440581
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 041958
    ISBN: 9781683440598
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 041955
    ISBN: 9780890519813
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.49

    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 072951
    ISBN: 9781683441403
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 042413
    ISBN: 9781683441397
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 041975
    ISBN: 9780890519837
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.49

     Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 041933
    ISBN: 9780890519806
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

       The Teacher Guide is a combination book. It is part teacher book, with some course instructional information, detailed daily lesson plans, an overview of the activities built into the student worksheets, teaching tips for struggling learners, supply lists, suggestions for special projects, and answers for student worksheets. Information for the teacher (about 10% of the book) includes a section on the importance of narration and words of encouragement from the publisher. The remainder of the book is student worksheets (which are reproducible for your own homeschooling family). These worksheets provide the heart of a student’s journal to accompany the course. Very nicely designed and well-illustrated, there are daily front-and-back worksheets. These are similar but appropriately different for each age level between the two series. The whole TG is three-hole punched, and for the record, there are no tests in either series.

      America’s Story worksheets include Draw-Write pages (journaling lines, space for sketching, copywork), Mini-Project pages (cut & glue projects), Written Narration pages, Timeline pages (cards for each chapter with space for students to create their own timeline), a Special Prayer Book (a cut apart book for writing a weekly prayer for his/her country), and Artist Study (quick introduction to an artist with a variety of related art activities). Mapwork and vocabulary study are also a featured part of these pages.

  • Item #: 042409
    ISBN: 9781683440949
    Retail: $39.99
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  • Item #: 072950
    ISBN: 9781683440963
    Retail: $42.99
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  • Item #: 041976
    ISBN: 9780890519844
    Retail: $29.99
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      The Teacher Guide is a combination book. It is part teacher book, with some course instructional information, detailed daily lesson plans, an overview of the activities built into the student worksheets, teaching tips for struggling learners, supply lists, suggestions for special projects, and answers for student worksheets. Information for the teacher (about 10% of the book) includes a section on the importance of narration and words of encouragement from the publisher. The remainder of the book is student worksheets (which are reproducible for your own homeschooling family). These worksheets provide the heart of a student’s journal to accompany the course. Very nicely designed and well-illustrated, there are daily front-and-back worksheets. These are similar but appropriately different for each age level between the two series. The whole TG is three-hole punched, and for the record, there are no tests in either series.

      America’s Story worksheets include Draw-Write pages (journaling lines, space for sketching, copywork), Mini-Project pages (cut & glue projects), Written Narration pages, Timeline pages (cards for each chapter with space for students to create their own timeline), a Special Prayer Book (a cut apart book for writing a weekly prayer for his/her country), and Artist Study (quick introduction to an artist with a variety of related art activities). Mapwork and vocabulary study are also a featured part of these pages.

  • Item #: 041956
    ISBN: 9780890519820
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

     

      The Teacher Guide is a combination book. It is part teacher book, with some course instructional information, detailed daily lesson plans, an overview of the activities built into the student worksheets, teaching tips for struggling learners, supply lists, suggestions for special projects, and answers for student worksheets. Information for the teacher (about 10% of the book) includes a section on the importance of narration and words of encouragement from the publisher. The remainder of the book is student worksheets (which are reproducible for your own homeschooling family). These worksheets provide the heart of a student’s journal to accompany the course. Very nicely designed and well-illustrated, there are daily front-and-back worksheets. These are similar but appropriately different for each age level between the two series. The whole TG is three-hole punched, and for the record, there are no tests in either series.

      America’s Story worksheets include Draw-Write pages (journaling lines, space for sketching, copywork), Mini-Project pages (cut & glue projects), Written Narration pages, Timeline pages (cards for each chapter with space for students to create their own timeline), a Special Prayer Book (a cut apart book for writing a weekly prayer for his/her country), and Artist Study (quick introduction to an artist with a variety of related art activities). Mapwork and vocabulary study are also a featured part of these pages.

  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 026322
    ISBN: 9780838816370
    Retail: $13.50
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  • Item #: 021338
    ISBN: 9781584740193
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    The seldom heard stories of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Patrick Henry, and many more will inspire and challenge young readers to value the past and guard against the present.

  • Item #: 014047
    ISBN: 9780688115128
    Retail: $7.99
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    Although Columbus is famous for it, he was not the first person to discover America. The Americas have been "discovered" again and again throughout history. This story takes you through the history of the Americas from pre-history through the 16th century when Europeans were here to stay. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 072952
    ISBN: 9781683440970
    Retail: $29.99
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  • Item #: 067711
    ISBN: 9781683440499
    Retail: $323.79
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  • Item #: 067710
    ISBN: 9781683440482
    Retail: $304.84
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  • Item #: 067709
    ISBN: 9781683440475
    Retail: $247.87
    Rainbow Price: $169.95

  • Item #: 063999
    Retail: $11.90
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Whats better than a bird feeder and more enticing than a nature guide? A detailed puzzle of Audubon birds of America! With amazing detail from 40 Audubon watercolor paintings, each bird is placed in its native region and includes basic information and detailed descriptions from Audubons personal stories about his paintings. Also includes the dates Mr. Audubon painted the bird as well as the New York Historical Society Accession number for each painting. Beautifully illustrated, the finished puzzle measures 18 x 24. Made in the U.S.A. â–²CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 054493
    ISBN: 9780393264517
    Retail: $0.00
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    Used as a reference in the Read with the Best program, this two-volume set begins with some Native American stories and accounts of first meetings with Europeans and ends with works of American authors born the 1960s. For being a shorter version of Norton's Anthology, this set still contains over 3000 pages. The first book covers "Beginnings to 1865" and is 1312 pages plus appendix. The second volume is 1716 pages and covers 1865 to the present. Both volumes also contain selected bibliographies, history and criticisms in the back, plus an index. Some of the authors included are: Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Jack London, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and Louise Erdrich (to name just a few). There are a few black-and-white illustrations and some color plates as well. Books measure 6 x 9 inches and together are 3.25 inches thick. A great resource for many language arts programs. pb. ~ Sara

    Please note: If you are using as a literature resource for Read with the Best: American Literature I or American Literature II, please note that these works are not included in the Shorter 9th Edition (but all can be found online):

    Read with the Best: American Literature I

    • Letters of John and Abigail Adams
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "A Slave's Dream
    • Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty" speech

    Read With the Best: American Literature II

    • Walt Whitman: "Oh Captain! My Captain!" and "I Hear America Singing"
    • Edith Wharton: "April Showers"
    • Edwin Arlington Robinson: Mr. Floods Party
    • Edna St. Vincent Millay: Recuerdo, Apostrophe to Man, I Forgot for a Moment
    • Ernest Hemingway: "The Big Two-Hearted River"
    • John Steinbeck: "The Leader of the People"
    • Eudora Welty: "A Worn Path"

     

  • Item #: 050613
    ISBN: 9781433947773
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 042423
    ISBN: 9781683440956
    Retail: $29.99
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  • Item #: 029788
    ISBN: 9781595230898
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.75

    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume I covers the period from 1898 (Spanish-American War) through 1945. The book is broken into 5 lengthy chapters that cover pre-WW I, WW I, post-WW I through 1929; the 1930's, and WW II. Each chapter begins with brief highlights of the years covered. The text is informative and engaging, which is a good thing because graphics are non-existent, except for the occasional map. You will appreciate the writing style and content, particularly if you believe that the U.S. has achieved like no other country. The book is 427 pages of text, with another 63 pages devoted to footnotes and index.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob