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  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
    Retail: $28.95
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     Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 004831
    ISBN: 9781893103818
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  • Item #: 012247
    ISBN: 9780486473048
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  • Item #: 050630
    ISBN: 9781569763445
    Retail: $18.95
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    People have been curious about the lay of the land for thousands of years. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This book brings the world to your child through very readable narrative and activities they can try with a friend or teacher. The author is enthusiastic and encourages kids to use their imagination to really explore maps and charts of their city, state and beyond. There are many pictures and of course lots of maps in this black and white book. Several experiments for kids to do like putting the four-color theory to the test and measuring the slope of a hill are all very doable and practical. You learn how maps have been made through the centuries and where place names come from. I got so many ideas for unit studies from this book: geology, geography, climate, war history (the Mason-Dixon line for example,) civil engineering, railroads, western expansionism, sailing, or simply planning a vacation. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 010744
    ISBN: 9781893103788
    Retail: $17.95
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  • Item #: 004786
    ISBN: 9781893103825
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 071131
    ISBN: 9780763648480
    Retail: $19.99
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    Two different cultures are “mirrored” in this colorful picture book for children. One family lives in a city in Australia while the other family lives in Morocco, North Africa. Although each culture is very different, some things still connect them. Children will understand some aspects of life are the same for all families no matter where they live. 48 pgs, hc. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 065957
    ISBN: 9780448482323
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     Staying true to text and illustrations, this charming book provides enhanced graphics which make the story more vibrant and colorful. Part of the Penguin Core Concepts series developed to support literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet the CCS. 32 pgs. pb.~ Deanne

  • Item #: 004683
    ISBN: 9781893103757
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  • Item #: 004830
    ISBN: 9781893103658
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  • Item #: 071130
    ISBN: 9780763618711
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  • Item #: 071129
    ISBN: 9780763668969
    Retail: $35.00
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    This non-consumable publication contains a collection of 52 colorful and captivating illustrated maps from around the world. Each highly illustrated map includes not only basic geographical features and political borders, but also places of interest, references to notable personalities and peoples, pictures of native animals and plants, and cultural details from each region. This quality map collection is also utilized by Beautiful Feet Books as a standard part of their Around the World with Picture Books, Vol. 1 curriculum. This product will impart many useful facts and observations about various world cultures, influential people and animal life around the globe. It is not designed, however, to take the place of a conventional map collection that features more common geographical details. Measures 11" x 14", 105 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 032766
    ISBN: 9781893103696
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  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 068130
    ISBN: 9781930514591
    Retail: $0.00
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 062752
    Retail: $15.99
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    Children are never too young to develop awareness for the world around them. Identifying continents, oceans and the equator, each colorful piece is perfect for smaller hands. Illustrated continent pieces include graphics of various animals and an occasional landmark. Thicker puzzle pieces are sturdy, and measure approximately 5" in length, making them perfect for little hands. 48 pieces total; completed puzzle measures 36" x24". ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043742
    ISBN: 9780486456409
    Retail: $4.99
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    Add a bit of fun to your world geography studies with this book of mazes. 32 pages feature a twisting, turning maze, winding around and around inside the outline of a country. Wander your way through the maze to end up at the country's capital. Then, color in the little pictures surrounding the map and learn interesting facts about the people, food, and other special items found primarily in that region. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
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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

  • Item #: 007278
    ISBN: 9781449482138
    Retail: $29.99
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    A whirlwind tour of art through the ages!  Beginning with prehistoric art and concluding with 21st-century art, this book covers over 100 artists from around the world and their unique styles. It is by no means your typical art textbook, as it is more of a “crash course” in art history.  The book incorporates more than 350 illustrations (half in full-color) and provides succinct biographical essays regarding the different artists and the styles they represent. There are also informative sidebars and timelines to give you an even greater insight into each period of art history covered.  Art forms discussed include cave paintings, architecture, sculptures, paintings in many different mediums, pottery, photography, and much, much more. Specific artists are discussed briefly in each section as well. Nudity is present in a small percentage of the pictures.  A visual, comprehensive overview for an older student to help them fully appreciate art in all forms. 222 pgs with index, pb. 3rd edition. ~ elise

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
    Retail: $14.99
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    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 068318
    ISBN: 9781743607824
    Retail: $12.99
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    Take a tour around the world as you explore continents and learn interesting facts about animals, sights, and history in this book filled with engaging activities and coloring pages. Each continent has a colorful picture of its shape on a two-page spread, but no countries or rivers are labeled. However, there are several fascinating facts and pictures about the continent on these pages. There are also reusable stickers to complete scenes of real-world locations throughout the book. The pages are high-quality, and answers for the activities are included in the back. 60 pgs. pb. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 027798
    ISBN: 9780786807444
    Retail: $7.99
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    From Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown comes this tale of a little bunny who uses his big rabbit ears to explore the sounds in the world around him. Beautiful illustrations by Lisa McCue accompany this story. A fun board book to read with little ones as they learn the sounds around them. 32 pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
    Retail: $34.95
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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. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  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 "Reaching 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. An appendix at the end of the book 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 #: 037977
    Retail: $474.00
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    Designed as an option for families with a child in Grades 2 or 3 without older siblings using the MFW program, this one-year program is based around U.S. History and the Names of Jesus (If you do have older children and are interested in using MFW with all of them, look at Exploring Countries & Cultures). Students will explore American History from a Christian perspective as they build their own history notebook, use timelines, enjoy read-aloud books and do hands-on activities. In Bible, students study the character of Jesus through hands-on activities and memory verses. Students read for themselves from the NIrV Discoverer's Bible (included in package). Geography is explored by learning the 50 states with map work and projects. Science explores topics such as stars, weather, plants, birds, gravity, energy, friction and more with simple science experiments. Art and music is covered through patriotic songs; art lessons from Barry Stebbing's I Can Do All Things art program (recently reprinted by MFW) and more hands-on activities. Math, language arts and foreign language are not included in the package, but you may plug in your current programs or follow MFW's recommendations which are listed below.

    Deluxe package includes Teacher Manual, Synergy Guide, student sheets, placemat map, American Pioneers and Patriots, Map of the United States Sticker Picture, Science in the Kitchen, First Encyclopedia of Science, Science with Air, Birds, Nests and Eggs, Fun with Magnets kit, The 4th of July Story, North American Indians, The Thanksgiving Story, NIrV Discoverer's Bible, Story of the U.S., Red, White and Blue: The Story of the American Flag, Patriotic Songs of the USA CD, soda bottle bird feeder, U.S. history read-alouds (see website for more specifics), I Can Do All Things set (book, paint/marker cards and DVDs), Best of Tchaikovsky CD, and Story of Tchaikovsky CD.

  • Item #: 071237
    ISBN: 9781849944007
    Retail: $14.95
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     Forty-five of the 20th century’s most famous buildings, from a wide variety of architects, have been transformed into challenging dot-to-dot puzzles. The numbers are tiny and there are lots of them! Most puzzles go into the 200s, but some go into the 500s. There are some simple lines that give hints and the solutions are in the back. It would be fun to do some further research into the various styles! You could color in the finished image to match the real building and have a reference book when you’re done! 9.75x9.75”, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 071206
    ISBN: 9780794539047
    Retail: $16.99
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    Gain valuable information about our fascinating world as you explore the 15 big and beautiful maps featured in this picture atlas. Geography students will be challenged to find famous landmarks, discover where various animals and people groups live around the world, study the flags of the world and identify the capital city of each country, and so much more! This attractive and nicely organized full-color atlas would be an excellent supplement to any elementary geography study. Measures 9"x 11 1/2". 40 pgs, hc. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 069732
    ISBN: 9781454922216
    Retail: $7.95
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      Liven up your geography with detailed images to color! Really detailed, you will need some fine point pencils or markers to fill in the pages. Read about Paris in the margins as you fill in a street scene, learn about NYC as you color the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and color the Himalayas – can you spot the snow leopard? Also included are London, Ancient Rome, Tanzania, Tokyo, the Great Barrier Reef, Ancient Egypt, the Amazon Rainforest and New Delhi. sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068813
    ISBN: 9780758613417
    Retail: $7.99
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     Three hundred years after Jesus walked the earth, a kindly bishop shared the love of Jesus with families in his village. Beloved for his kind words and deeds to the less fortunate, tales of generosity spread around the region and ultimately, the world. In Europe, he is known as Father Christmas and in America, Santa Claus. Children will be captivated with this beautiful retelling of this great and kind man who modeled Jesus to all he met. Beautifully illustrated. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068128
    ISBN: 9781930514584
    Retail: $0.00
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing.