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  • Item #: 071126
    ISBN: 9781477577257
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    ISBN: 9781497575752
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    ISBN: 9781497450677
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    ISBN: 9781545527047
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  • Item #: 064782
    ISBN: 9781518887420
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    ISBN: 9781530672110
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    ISBN: 9781517193317
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    ISBN: 9781502918994
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    ISBN: 9781492278955
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    ISBN: 9781542363433
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  • Item #: 002048
    ISBN: 9781933407883
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    This book continues the quest to integrate art activities across the curriculum. A noticeable improvement in this book is the chronological organization and a helpful table of contents to make it even easier to correlate these fantastic art and art-appreciation activities with your study of history. Sharon Jeffus recommends several artists and particular artistic works to study as well. Activities run the gamut from crafts to drawing skills, from art appreciation to studies of particular artists. All are accompanied by well-researched textual information and black-and-white illustrations. I love the variety of activities and media used - and so will your children. These are all high- interest, involving activities that not only expand on their history study, but teach art skills as well. Always considerate of the home school environment, Sharon has done an excellent job of selecting activities appropriate for use with a wide age range of children as well.

  • 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 #: 000438
    ISBN: 9780486401584
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    An inexpensive "thrift" edition of some of the best poetry by American authors. Poems were selected for their popularity and their literary qualities. Some poets/poems included are: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"; Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing"; "Old Ironsides," by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,"Thanatopsis," by William Cullen Bryant; "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost, plus selections from Vachel Lindsay, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and many others. 80 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 013526
    ISBN: 9781534983960
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  • Item #: 033893
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    If you're looking for a fairly conservative, Christian overview of art history without additional art instruction, you'll want to take a look at this DVD set. In 12 lessons, author and Christian artist Barry Stebbing examines art masterpieces and great artists from a biblical perspective. Lessons include: "What is Art?," "The Second Commandment," "Early Christian Art," "Godly Periods of Art / Byzantine," "Christian Artists," "The Dark Ages / Monasteries," "The Gothic Period," "The Renaissance," "The Reformation," "French Neo-Classical Art," "American Artists," and "Other Artists and Styles." Each lesson runs approximately 15 minutes and is like sitting in an informative art lecture, with lots of examples of great masterpieces shown on-screen as they are discussed. Mr. Stebbing raises excellent questions and topics for the Christian and art lover to consider, and does a really nice job highlighting some Christian artists that you may not stumble across in a secular art appreciation book. Although recommended for ages 12 and up, (probably because the content is not likely to spark a young child's interest), the artwork depicted tends to be biblical in content and shows little nudity. In an area like art appreciation where many families feel like they must tread very carefully, it's refreshing to find a resource that emphasizes the Christian aspects of art. – Jess

  • Item #: 055703
    ISBN: 9781933407784
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  • Item #: 002487
    ISBN: 9781890674113
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  • Item #: 017489
    ISBN: 9780935607000
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    By the same authors of Discovering Great Artists, above, this project book features 75 art activities, all based on the work of famous American artists. The very helpful table of contents groups the artists into four categories, based on periods and style and also provides at-a-glance guidance on the art activity used, the style, the technique used for the project, the recommended age level, and the level of adult help. Each artist and corresponding project is featured on one or two glossy, full-color pages which offer background on the artist, a portrait of the artist as interpreted by a child, a description of the activity, a list of materials, and a step-by-step procedure. You'll enjoy activities such as designing a magazine cover like Norman Rockwell, drawing a busy scene in the style of Grandma Moses, creating a stained glass window with colored "bubbles" like Frank Lloyd Wright, creating your own "Seussel" character in the style of Theodor Seuss Geisel, and much, much more. You can also visit the author's website (www.brightring.com/americanartists.html) for links to examples of each artist's work. If your art appreciation course includes a study of American artists, you won't want to bypass this one! 142 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 026075
    ISBN: 9781942446064
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    "Two-fer" studies are such a good idea. One course; two subjects covered. This particular combination – literature and art – makes so much sense. Richly illustrated with both full-color reproductions of masterpiece art plus step-by-step art lessons, this book will serve as a reference (for literary terms), an art appreciation course, and a drawing instruction manual. This should give you a little idea of its flexibility. The book is organized around different types/genres of literature: epic poetry, fable, science fiction, novel, and journal writing – to name just a few. Each genre is defined plus examples cited (good suggestions for reading lists). Masterpiece art that relates in some way to the genre is provided, and several art projects are described and facilitated. To give you an idea of how this all works, take the example of the segment on free form verse. Starting with some biographical information on Robert Frost (an American master of free form verse), Mrs. Jeffus focuses on a specific poem – The Road Not Taken – giving website links to where it can be found and read. She then has two artwork examples of paths – each very different from the other, and she describes the differences. Then citing another Frost poem – this one mentioning a crow – she has a short segment on painting birds and references Audubon providing an example of his work with the suggestion that the student reproduce the shapes found in the painting. She continues with the shape theme of the art lesson with examples of other bird paintings by Thorburn and a rabbit by Durer. With the rabbit picture, the student is led through the steps of creating a similar rabbit. Likewise with an owl painting. She ends the segment by noting how we can communicate certain characteristics by artistic additions. For instance, we communicate that an owl is "wise" by adding a graduation cap and glasses. This segment is longer than some but others follow a similar pattern.

    There are no lesson plans, per se. However, there are reading suggestions throughout plus lots of art projects and even discussion questions. The tone of the course is conversational and comfortable. This course could be completed independently, I think, by a high school student or to varying degrees of accomplishment and with varying amounts of assistance by younger students. A short, illustrated vocabulary and a simple end-of-course test (define genres and give examples) conclude the book. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 030406
    ISBN: 9780972697705
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    Maybe your girls have read some or all of the American Girls books just for fun. If they haven't read them yet, what's a better and more reader-friendly basis for studying American history? That's what Cindy Sotelo must have been thinking as she put together this curriculum for her girls. The idea caught on with their friends, and a girl's history study group formed, eager to participate in all the activities of the study. The study is divided into seven units, each based on one American Girl, and arranged in chronological order of their time periods from Felicity to Molly. Each unit is designed to take about six weeks to complete, less if you would like to fit all seven units into a traditionally scheduled school year, or more if you feel you would like to spend more time on each unit and fill more of the year with it or stretch it over into the next school year. The primary reading material for each unit is, of course, the six American Girl books for the featured American Girl, although additional reading suggestions are included and there is plenty of room for your own as well. The American Girl Teacher's Guides, Welcome to ______'s World, as well as the American-girl specific Cookbook, Craft Book, Paper Dolls, Theater Kit/Six Plays, as well as selected Childhood of Famous Americans are also recommended for each unit. Unfortunately, many of the supplemental American Girl items such as the Teacher's Guides and Cookbooks are out of print, however, you may be able to find them at your library. The Craft books appear to be coming back as Color & Crafts, and the Paper Dolls have been republished as well. Internet resources are also listed for each unit, each with a synopsis of what you will find and use from each site. Each unit begins with a list of resources, both book, video, and internet, followed by a content overview for that unit. The week-by-week unit plans include projects for each day. Necessary forms are included throughout the unit, as well as on the accompanying CD-ROM. The daily projects include the approximate time required, materials needed (mostly arts/crafts items and household items you have on hand) as well as the skills covered, followed by detailed instructions. Along the way, numerous samples of student work is included, so you can see some examples of what other students have done with the projects, or have added to the rest of the study.

    As far as subject content, the study covers quite a bit of social studies and history, some diverse science topics, biographies of famous people, U.S. geography through history, supplemental math activities, and character education. Language arts is also covered in some detail, including dictionary skills, literature, grammar/usage, general writing skills, creative writing and journalism. I should note the math included is not intended to provide a solid mathematical foundation but is included as a supplement. You will need to continue a complete math program during this study. If the child is an early reader, you may also need to supplement with further phonics and reading instruction, and unless you take an aggressive approach to the spelling/vocabulary found in the reading of this program, you will probably need to supplement a spelling program as well. That being said, the rest of this curriculum contains a solid social studies, literature, and language arts core that provides numerous avenues to more in-depth topics, available to you to wander through and research as you wish. The author has suggested numerous other ways to extend the subjects, including keeping a portfolio by time period and other projects her daughters and friends became interested in as they studied each era. She also arms you with lists of tips, helps, and adaptations for different situations (new or reluctant readers, children with attention difficulties, and older students), as well as multiple suggestions for using the study with boys. An appendix contains additional forms, along with suggestions for real-life writing, quiet/devotional time, and a sample schedule for a girl's history club meeting. While you can just pick up the book and use it with a set of American Girls books, a few supplemental books and a computer, the study will be much more well-rounded and beneficial if a little research and organizational time is put in up front. A great unit study that is sure to get your girls (and maybe even boys) interested in history and a variety of other subjects. This would also work well for a co-op class. - Jess

  • Item #: 003492
    ISBN: 9780451627919
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    This 536-page collection features collections of poetry from twenty classic American poets including: Edward Taylor, Wallace Stevens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Carlos Williams, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ezra Pound, Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Edgar Allan Poe, John Crowe Ransom, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Crane, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Hart Crane, Vachel Lindsay, and W.H. Auden. A good mix of both well-known and lesser-known works are represented - 370 poems in all. Biographical notes on each poet and a complete index are included.

  • Item #: 023309
    ISBN: 9781890674076
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  • Item #: 003707
    ISBN: 9780440330608
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    Don't be fooled by its size - this compact volume houses 26 classic American short stories, each story selected both for its popularity and excellence in the short story genre. Included are "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Hermann Melville, "The Catbird Seat" by James Thurber, as well as great stories from Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Henry James, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Hamlin Garland, O. Henry, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, Sherwood Anderson, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Conrad Aiken, Katherine Anne Porter, William March, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Paul Horgan, John O'Hara, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Eudora Welty, and Hortense Calisher. 512 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 016759
    ISBN: 9780486779393
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