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  • 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 #: 048427
    Retail: $78.00
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    Personal-sized fans, AA batteries, pepper packets, balloon, construction paper, glue, plastic cup, paper cup, nails, blue drink mix, yellow drink mix, spoon, cardstock, clear tape, small cups, table salt, paper clip, pencil, colored yarn, petroleum jelly, gloves, stopwatch, plastic bags, chalk, tape measure, small box, vanilla, sea shell, Cheerios, disposable containers, sand, modeling clay, black permanent marker, plaster of Paris, thermometer, wooden ruler, battery holder, insulated copper wire, electrical tape small light bulb, light bulb holder, file folders, index cards, six-sided die, sea animal game pieces, Triops, colored pencils, scissors, cardboard, sheets of foam, dropper pipette, water bottle w/lid, large & small google eyes, brown & red pipe cleaners, cotton string, red drink mix, coral specimen, plastic tubing, binder w/lined paper, toothpicks, feathers, straws.
  • Item #: 067273
    Retail: $2.59
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    Keep classroom files organized and easily attainable with this pack of transparent multicolor poly binder dividers. At 8.5 x 11 inches, they fit (and upgrade!) standard 3-ring binders. The twelve tabs are pre-printed with the months of the year, making recording or organizing a piece of cake. Includes three each of the following colors: light green, orange, purple, and dark green. 

  • Item #: 068562
    ISBN: 9781623412777
    Retail: $0.00
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     Includes the printed Student Resource Packet material plus a binder and tabbed dividers.

  • Item #: 058024
    Retail: $8.89
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  • Item #: 048423
    Retail: $72.00
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    Paper towels, aluminum foil, electrical cord, light socket w/plug, 15-watt fluorescent spiral light bulb, plastic plates, glue, herb seeds, foam cups w/ lids, small paper bags, thread, glycerin soap bar, cooking oil, craft sticks, fragrance, scissors, sunflower seeds, bean seeds, pad of paper, plastic bags, coin envelopes, clear tape, ruler, magnifying glass, white paper, clay, cotton swabs, borax, construction paper, packet of seeds, file folders, index cards, assorted nuts, six-sided die, dandelion tufts, samara, burr, colored pencils, plastic bag, clothespin, washing soda, gloves, blue food coloring, thermometer, peat pellets, pencil, black permanent marker, measuring tape, thumb tacks, pinecone, red & blue paint, paintbrush, hanging wire, yarn, cardboard, binder w/lined paper.
  • Item #: 042718
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  • Item #: 030619
    Retail: $1.39
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    These brightly colored large, archival quality, polypropylene envelopes will help you organize your homeschool files, and are biodegradable too. Envelopes measure 13" x 9 ¼" with a hook-and-loop closure on the flap. This envelope has no expansion gussets, but works for those larger sized papers, pictures or documents that need to be kept safe and dry and can't be punched for a binder. Asstd colors (our choice) of blue, aqua, purple, pink, smoke, clear; sold by the each.
  • Item #: 012760
    ISBN: 9780762561308
    Retail: $0.00
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    Use this handy 8.5"x11" map to develop students' map skills. Each colorful, two-sided map is laminated for durability and write-on-/wipe-off convenience. The map is three-hole punched to fit into a student binder, and it also features time zones and a ruler measuring inches on the U.S. side and centimeters on the World side. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 004545
    Retail: $0.00
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     The Student Workbook includes all instructional information plus Exercises (three for each Unit), Skills Support, and Tests (one each per Unit). Exercises are collections of sentences that the student parses and diagrams. The Skills Supports are passages taken from songs, poetry, and literature that the student parses and paraphrases. (Pages are perforated for easy removal and placement into a binder.). An additional student will need his own Student Book. Sold separately for additional students; not useable without the Teacher Book.

  • Item #: 058027
    Retail: $8.89
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  • Item #: 039403
    ISBN: 9780979849657
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95
    This beautifully designed timeline package is designed to accompany the History Odyssey program and includes four timelines: Ancients (6000 BCE - AD 500), Middle Ages (AD 500 - 1600), Early Modern (AD 1600 - 1850) and Modern Times (AD 1850 - Present Day). Although timelines are blank for the student to record events, they are printed in full-color and feature small graphics sprinkled here and there. To keep entries organized, each timeline is divided into seven category sections including: Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, Art & Literature, General Events, and Treaties/Agreements. Each timeline is five feet in length, features evenly spaced date lines, and can be displayed on a wall or hole-punched and placed into a binder. An optional Prehistory Timeline is also available if you would like to add a segment covering 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE (item #39409) Also, the optional timeline sticker pack is still available (#42770) which features 200 black-and-white stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to present day.
  • Item #: 030982
    ISBN: 9780972026543
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.95
    This 12 ¼" x 9" binder provides you with a handy place to record the chronology of history from 5000 B.C. to today. Beginning in 5000 B.C. each sturdy page holds a bold horizontal line across the middle of the page representing 1000 years. The span of time on each page quickly decreases to only 50 years by 650 B.C. and then slowly fluctuates from between 100-5 years on each page from 0 A.D. to the present, varying to allow all major events and figures to be marked. At least one year is marked on every page below the timeline in order to provide you with markers, and quotes from people throughout history adorn the top or bottom of every couple pages. Following the 112 timeline pages are 17 blank maps of ancient times and the world today. This book is nicely packaged in a 3-ring binder, allowing you to easily flip through the pages and view specific dates. You may easily use this record for writing or drawing in events and people yourself as you study, or see above for accompanying timeline packets. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 061220
    Retail: $4.50
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  • Item #: 049382
    Retail: $3.39
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  • Item #: 048426
    Retail: $90.00
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    Straws, cup, pen, cardboard, clay, tape measure, clear tape, scissors, construction paper, white paper, outlines of a bird, bamboo skewers, hanging wire, plastic bag, sunflower bird seed, wild bird seed, mesh bag, saucers, umbrella, cooking oil, feathers, magnifying lens, chicken bone, red & blue bowls, scale, string, real estate advertisements, cotton balls, pencil, deep bowl, square-inch math cube, blindfold, binder w/notebook paper, masking tape, strapping tape, paper plate, wax paper, plaster of Paris, paintbrush, tea bags, toothbrush, spoon, , table salt, paper towels, plastic container, jar, bug display box, sand, disinfectant wipes, cups, nail, cheesecloth, small boards, large glass jar, plastic bottle, jelly, honey, rubber bands, piece of sponge, square of toilet paper, small shovel, funnel, spray bottle, mail-in certificate for caterpillars, netting, colored pencils.
  • Item #: 042372
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 037730
    Retail: $7.56
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    Keep track of your assignments with the help of this inexpensive weekly student planner. This simple, non-dated, forty-week planner will get you through the school year no matter when you start or stop. The weekdays Monday through Friday cover a two-page spread. On each day there is a place to write down eight assignments by subject, description of work to do, and due date. There is also a separate notes section on the right-hand page where you can write down additional things-to-do or weekend events to remember. This durable, 7” x 11” assignment book has a laminated cover, is wire-bound, and is three-hole punched to fit in a standard three-ring binder. Simple, inexpensive, and flexible. – elise

  • Item #: 031256
    ISBN: 9781940110721
    Retail: $139.00
    Rainbow Price: $138.95

    Apologia revised Exploring Creation with Astronomy in 2016, and with it came different labs and bonus activities. Apologia has now published its own science supply kit to accompany this course, and includes the materials needed for all experiments and bonus activities (minus the food items). Note: The lab kit available from Nature's Workshop includes most of the materials needed for the regular experiments, but not the bonus activities. Bonus Activities are printed in brown in the notebooking journals; instructions for doing the Bonus Activities are also included in this kit. Some materials are bagged by activity, with other items that are used repeatedly packaged in multi-use bags.

    The Apologia Astronomy Kit 2nd Edition includes: aluminum foil, aquarium rocks, astrolabe template, 2" astronauts, balloons, binder rings, birthday candle, boxes, bubble wrap, calendar template, cardboard, chenille sticks, clay, clear plastic cups, compact disc, constellation cards, construction paper, craft pompoms, craft sticks, diffraction glasses, drinking straws, effervescent tablets, electrical tape, flashlight, foam ball, foam plates, food coloring, funnel, glue, goggles, hole punch, inflatable globe, magnet, magnifying lenses, markers, measuring tape, meteor shower dates, needle, note cards, paperclip, paper cups, paper towels, pencil, pipettes, plastic bottles, plastic spoons, red paper, rubber bands, salt, scissors, star maps, star-shaped stickers, thread, Styrofoam cups, tape, thermometer, thimble, timer, toothpick, UV beads, umbrella, washers, white chalk, white paper, wooden sticks, yarn, zipper bags.

  • Item #: 027723
    ISBN: 9780877796503
    Retail: $4.95
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    Containing 20,000 concise definitions, this handy dictionary is three-hole punched to fit conveniently into your notebook or binder. In addition, there are special sections on basic English grammar, abbreviations, and helpful rules for spelling and forming plurals. 76 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 045763
    Retail: $399.95
    Rainbow Price: $334.99

    Kit I is intended for ages 4-8, and is a complete math program for 5 years of instruction. Remember, the child sets the pace, so it can take more or less than 5 years to complete the contents of this kit. The kit includes Lesson Books 1-3, Answer Guides 1-3, Parent Guide, Volume I CD, 4" yellow foam ball, nylon bag with string tie, geared clock, assorted plastic U.S. coins, 8 crayon set, 2 standard dice, 1- and 2-cup measurers, safety mirror for symmetry work, 22"x34" cloth work mat, 3-ring binder, 0-9 set of wooden dominoes, #2 pencil, 12" clear plastic ruler, pan balance for weight comparison, set of 16 thousand cubes, set of plastic operation signs, complete number card set w/ wooden tray, base ten set, materials bank wooden tray, 8 each of 7 shape tiles, number tile set, and free downloads of consumables for 5 years. Downloads are the consumable pages for each lesson, 'Completed Worksheet' pages, and 'Review Test' scoresheets.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 045027
    ISBN: 9780976291886
    Retail: $32.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    Barbara Shukin, creator of the History Portfolios, has assembled another delightful notebooking study, this time a nature study organized by the seasons of the year. Inside the sturdy binder you'll find student notebooking pages, notebooking materials and a parent guide. The pages are divided into three-month blocks: September, October and November; December, January and February; March, April and May; and June, July and August (yes, you can do nature study year-round!). Within each three-month block, there are five habitats, each with three subjects to study. The habitats include yards and gardens, woods and fields, ponds and streams, desert, and seashore. So, for example, in March, April and May you would study frogs, dragonflies and wild flowers in the "Ponds and Streams" habitat. There are 48 notebooking pages in all, with at least one facing two-page spread for each group of three subjects in a habitat. To use this as a year-long nature study you would need to complete 1-2 notebooking pages per week. Now before you jump in, there is just a bit of organization you will need to do. First you need to locate your resources for reading about the nature topics. A very helpful reading guide is included at the very end of the binder to aid you. This includes a detailed chart divided by season, habitat and subject, with recommended readings noted from Handbook of Nature Study, Take-Along Guides, Wonders of Nature Sketchbook, and other recommended picture books and readers. Although you can enjoy the course just as much by utilizing any other resources of your choosing, the author recommends these three resources in particular which you will be able to use throughout the study. You will also need to look at the parent guide pages and decide which activities you will want to complete from the list suggested, and if you need to make copies of any reproducible forms. Activity suggestions include ideas for observation of the subject, copywork from related writings on the topic, narrations based on the reading material you have chosen, classifying the topic by answering questions based on physical characteristics, and learning related vocabulary. When you have gathered your resources, it's time to have fun. You'll read about the topics, go outdoors and observe firsthand, then fill in the sturdy notebooking pages with the activities that you chose. The suggested activities, pictures and forms are recommendations, but you may also come up with your own ideas to fill in the blank areas on the notebooking pages. At the end of each season, you'll find a coloring page and a decorative page for copywork. Poems of the appropriate length are included in the parent's section if you choose to use them. I can't imagine a cozier, more open-ended way to study nature than spending a year with the Nature Portfolio. I love that the chosen nature topics are all common creatures that should be fairly easy to observe, and the study is very open-ended as far as how you fill the pages. The resources the author recommends will be a joy to read together as well. – Jess

  • Item #: 044153
    Retail: $3.38
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    Designed to fit standard 3-ring binders, these long-lasting poly index dividers feature double-sided slanted pockets to hold loose papers. Set of 5 tabbed dividers come in assorted colors (blue, aqua, pink, smoke and clear).

  • Item #: 042909
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  • Item #: 042091
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