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  • Item #: 064756
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      Studying history is part of the core curriculum all kids learn. Your family history is another way to make your children connect with the past – their past. This is easier than ever to do with online resources, but talking with older generations is much more fun and interesting for all parties. Once you have the names of great-great-great-great-great Grandpa Joe and Grandma June, preserve your research on a beautiful document. This large family tree comes rolled up and measures 16” x 20” with a large antique-looking tree in the middle and lots of room to write family members’ names. Beginning with a married couple, there is space for 5 children, 5 siblings of the Mom and Dad, and 7 generations back of grandparents. The paper itself is crinkly it’s made to look and feel like real parchment. You can write on it with any type of pen/ink. It certainly has the look of the Declaration of Independence; your finished product will certainly be frame-worthy as well! What a great project to do together! Use your best handwriting and practice your spelling ahead of time, you won’t want to use white out on this elegant document. ~Sara

  • Item #: 025435
    ISBN: 9780880801447
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    A pocket reference sized version of the U.S. Constitution complete with an index and the Declaration of Independence. 48 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 043133
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  • Item #: 006345
    ISBN: 9780689718762
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    By Alice Dalgliesh. The story of America's Declaration of Independence told in lively style with wonderful illustrations.

  • Item #: 064767
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    Dash off an important document and seal it with an official looking wax seal and stamp. Kit includes a 4” stick of rich red sealing wax that you light and drip onto your paper, then stamp it with the well-made metal stamp of a book & quill (.75” diam. with 1.5” handle.) Add to your study of the American Revolution! Great for crafting and gift wrap too.

  • Item #: 043147
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  • Item #: 008191
    ISBN: 9781882577989
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    Want to memorize the Declaration or the Constitution? Do you just want a quick reference to America's founding documents? This little book contains both of these important historical documents. Together, these two documents have addressed mankind's most basic political questions for generation after generation. Book is 5" x 3 1/2", 60 pgs. elise

  • Item #: 008050
    ISBN: 9781426300424
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    This unique book tells the story of the American Revolution from both the British and American side, specifically focusing on George Washington and King George III. The book shares how similar the two men were and how events escalated to cause the war. It changes between sharing historical events from the British point of view to sharing them from the colonist point of view. Captivating text shares about how the different governments worked, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, fighting strategies of both sides, the Declaration of Independence, different battles, the founding of America, and what happened to both Georges after the war. While highlighting the important parts of the war, the book shows what drove each George to make the decisions he did. Full-color, detailed paintings illustrate each page, exemplifying the story and drawing readers in. The illustrations include characters with speech balloons sharing quotes from real people of the time period. This book tells the basic causes, events, and ending of the Revolutionary War while showing that there are two sides to every story. A fascinating, innovative look at a war from long ago and two men deeply involved in it. 60 pgs, pb, by Rosalyn Schanzer. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 072967
    ISBN: 9780764981456
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  • Item #: 071563
    ISBN: 9781612437934
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  • Item #: 071300
    ISBN: 9781476789873
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  • Item #: 070989
    ISBN: 9781609991166
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       Find out about one of our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, and how homeschooling prepared him to be the man that we remember today. Written by Charlene Notgrass, this little book follows Mr. Roosevelt from childhood to presidency and what his parents did to teach and prepare him. Travel with Teddy from his childhood home, to Harvard, to married life, to the Presidency, and learn little details of his life you might not have known. The back of the book offers a list of suggestions that will allow you to homeschool like Theodore’s parents. 45 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069921
    ISBN: 9781426211751
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     Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated in full-color, this book presents the sweeping tale of the making of the United States, from colonial days to the establishment of a new nation. This volume published by National Geographic, not only informs readers about the leading personalities and events of America’s struggle for independence, but also about how these events continue to influence United States’ direction today. This book is a great place to start for any student who has a desire to learn more about the founding and history of the U.S. The text includes a helpful timeline, numerous high-quality maps, and copies of some of America’s key founding documents. Part of A Well Planned Gal’s A New Nation 9th grade curriculum. 9 1/2” x 11, 340 pgs, hc.” ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 069817
    ISBN: 9780823417537
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     The true story of American independence will never grow old, as long as their remains a hunger for freedom in the souls of men...and this book tells that story well. Students of U.S. history will enjoy this illustrated book, for it tells the story of the long struggle for American independence and liberty in a concise and engaging manner. Beginning with some of the early efforts towards independence, such as the opposition to the stamp tax by men such as Patrick Henry, as well as the famous Boston Tea Party rebellion, the text proceeds to chronicle many of the major events that led the colonists to the place where they were willing to establish their own sovereign nation. This volume would be an excellent reference tool or unit study for middle school or junior-high level students who are studying the War for American Independence. 82 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 066531
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    Perfect for a social studies or American history classroom, also great for a home learning space when studying American history, these posters will fit about anywhere. Each set measures 17”x 22” with visually interesting illustrations and caption-style text for at-a-glance appeal. Glean important basic knowledge about names and places relevant to the topics. Each set includes a reproducible worksheet for each poster and an answer key.

    Important U.S. Documents set includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Bill of Rights.

  • Item #: 064763
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      Made from a specially formulated paper to look and feel like real parchment, but you don’t need a quill pen for this stuff! Write on it with any type of pen/ink. The paper itself is crinkly and the edges have a slight mossy/burnt look. How fun to create your own “historical” documents as you study the Declaration of Independence! Perfect for adding to a unit study or practicing your calligraphy. 7x10” ~Sara

  • Item #: 064478
    ISBN: 9780448486925
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  • Item #: 061660
    ISBN: 9780399544279
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  • Item #: 061291
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    Contains the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

  • Item #: 057670
    ISBN: 9781878802262
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    When we think of American core documents we think of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Most high school student should have heard of these and, hopefully, will have a basic knowledge of their contents. But 50? What other documents are considered "core?" Constitutional debates, letters and addresses from some of the founding fathers, speeches of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., and landmark court decisions and Presidential addresses; each chosen for its strategic message or its revelation of American thinking. This collection traces the unique path that American has followed and presents different views on defining issues (meaning of liberty, the injustice of slavery, and the demands of progress). You might consider them a type of dialogue of America's premier thinkers through the centuries. You and your student, becoming familiar with this material, will be much better prepared to understand the political topics of the current day. 445 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 057415
    ISBN: 9781411469143
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  • Item #: 056369
    ISBN: 9781607109358
    Retail: $29.95
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    It's the most important document in the history of the United States. The United States Constitution is America's instruction manual. Providing an insightful examination of its history/origins and its adaptations, Constitution is a valuable book – and a lovely one. Oversized (10" x 11.5"), with heavyweight paper, lots of full-color pictures, and a padded cover, it's a joy to wander through its leaves. However, you'll want to do much more than wander. From the title you might expect some history of the writing of the Constitution and thorough coverage of its contents and your expectations would be met masterfully. But there's much more here. As each major provision of the Constitution and its Amendments is covered, the book also traces the challenges, its definitional history (how various aspects have been defined and refined), the public dialogue surrounding it, and its current impact. For instance, take Chapter 4, Growing the Country. Tracing the constitutional implications and debates through the Louisiana Purchase, the Missouri Compromise, wartime land acquisitions (i.e. Texas), the Homestead Act (which encouraged settlement), "foolish" purchases (i.e. Alaska), and the 20th century's NASA Act is accompanied by political cartoons, space photos, old commemorative photos (completing the transcontinental railroad), historical maps, and art pieces. The discussion is lively with intriguing sidebar commentary (for instance, three generals who fought together in the Mexican war later fought against each other in another war with constitutional implications – the Civil War). In general, what emerges is a portrait of a living document – one that has withstood challenges, assaults, and tamperings, and has still been preserved. This sort of living coverage is presented in chapters on amendments, establishing a financial system, the Constitution divided (period of the Civil War), civil rights, electoral college, slavery, legislating morality (i.e. prohibition), and corrections/clarifications (FDR and the Depression, voting age, 2nd amendment challenges). Each chapter is packed with thoughtful analysis and astute historical perspective.

    One endearing feature of this book is the collection of original source document facsimiles that are provided. Cardstock envelopes that are amazingly integral to the book contain the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Bill of Rights tally (1791), "The Black List" broadside attacking congressmen who voted for the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Joint resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and, lastly, an Admission ticket to the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

    You'll enjoy and appreciate every moment spent amidst the quality coverage of our magnificent document. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 056349
    ISBN: 9780147511645
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    Nationally revered, this great document of our American freedoms has had quite the exciting life. Today it is protected by armed guards, twenty-four hour a day cameras, electronic monitors, and a sealed, bulletproof encasement containing argon to control humidity. However, that was not always the case. In this lavishly illustrated book, you will join in the adventures of the heart and soul of our nation: The Declaration of Independence. Carried by horseback, sailing vessel, mail truck, railroad car and even military tank, our Declaration of Independence has survived for more than two centuries of peace and devastating war. No effort has been too much to keep this esteemed document safe. Exciting true escapades give heroic testimony to the grit and determination of this great country and what she values most…freedom for all to pursue life, liberty and happiness. 48 pgs, hc ~Deanne

  • Item #: 054740
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    Providing a solid foundational understanding of the providence of God in our nation's history, this one semester high school humanities course is an essential resource to solidify the Christian ideals of our young people as they prepare to enter the market place of ideas. Using Peter Marshall's popular books: The Light and the Glory, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet, as spine resources, this study covers American history from 1492-1860 with a specific focus on four major themes: Call, Covenant, Repentance, and the Leader as a Servant. Throughout this one semester study, students are also required to conduct a community based project putting these principles into practice.

    Beginning with an 18-week lesson guideline, this curriculum is organized in a clear, easy to use format. The three core books have been organized into sections (called parts), and each part has further been developed to offer introductions, learning objectives, continuing themes, key words and concepts, key people and places, video and audio recommendations, supplemental reading recommendations, activity suggestions, writing/Socratic seminar topics and research ideas. Time spent on each part varies from one day to one week.

    Let me share an example from Part 19 (expected to take 3 days). Students begin by reading chapters 10-11 in the book, "From Sea to Shining Sea". The introduction covers how inherently wrong slavery is from our modern perspective, as well as the perspective of the majority of Christians in the early 19th century. The objectives focus on understanding the history of slavery in America, understanding why slavery did not develop in the North as the South, the impact of slavery on every political debate in America, the incompatibility of slavery in light of our Declaration of Independence, the realistic picture of slavery and the picture of Christianity role in the lives of slaves and slave holders. Continuing themes focus on God's selection of individuals and His perfect timing as well as how power can blind even good-hearted individuals and the love of money. Key Words and Concepts along with Key People and Places are provided. A sampling of the recommendations for viewing, listening and reading include: Roots, The Great Civil War Debate (Rev. Peter Marshall vs. Rev. Steve Wilkins) among others in the viewing category; a link to listen to Negro spirituals; and several links to online resources to read. Writing/Socratic Seminar Topic suggestions are numerous. For example: "Explain the impact of the cotton gin; or Chapter 11 teaches us that the public was very aware of the realities of slavery, yet seemingly remained indifferent to it. Are there parallels today? How can you explain why we ignore them?" Additionally, five research ideas are presented. As you can see based on the scope of options available, families can chose to expand these areas, creating a more in-depth study or select from the options to create a well-rounded study.

    At the heart of this study is the Reflective Notebook (RN) students are required to create. Following the principle approach to education, this notebook is designed to train independent thinkers and writers and will contain class assignments and notes along with journal entries, reflection entries, and a place to process their learning and express opinions and feelings. While many of the activities are easy to incorporate at home, you may find some of the projects lend themselves to a group or co-op setting, making this a versatile study for many homeschool families.

    An expansive appendix offers beneficial resources including: a summary of dominant American values; suggestions for the reflective notebook; ideas/guidelines for the various projects including the covenant (social justice) project, American values multi-media project, American body biography project, viewing and reading guides; how to "read" art; final assessment ideas; supplemental reading lists organized by topic and time period; and additional teaching resources. Required for this study are the three spine books written by Peter Marshall, a spiral bound notebook (I would use a three ring binder for more versatility), highlighters, colored pencils/magic markers for map work, and butcher paper. Spiral. 240 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 053532
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    If you have a creative child who likes lap-books, they will enjoy this project. Simply print the information from the CD-ROM, then the fun begins as your student constructs the Learn 'n Folder. Directions are clear about the cutting and folding you will have to do and how to make it all fit into the file folders you use as the base of this project (no paper is included.) In the end you have an interactive study tool. Topics include: 13 colonies, Betsy Ross, our flag, synonyms for freedom, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution, Treaty of Paris, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, 5-point star, Continental Congress, fireworks, Lee Resolution, Intolerable Acts, Unalienable Rights, famous speeches, and Common Sense.

  • Item #: 052699
    ISBN: 9780615348032
    Retail: $18.00
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    "America is unlike any other nation in the world. Born in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, she has had only one form of government since the U.S. constitution was ratified in 1789. Neither our closest allies nor our fiercest enemies have experienced the stability with which America has been blessed…America Exceptionalism is the result of distinctive Biblical ideas such as God-given inalienable rights, limited government, full republicanism, separation of powers with checks and balances and especially, an educated and virtuous citizenry." (From the Foreword)

    As Christians, we recognize God's blessings on this nation from the beginning, and yet we are living in a generation that is seeing the slow erosion of this blessing as our nation drifts farther and farther from His Word. If you are longing to better understand America's Christian heritage and your role in it, then read this book! Beginning with the biblical foundation for citizenship and the characteristics necessary to form a biblical worldview, the author presents the historical precedence of our Christian nation and takes a serious look at how our nation has gotten to the place it is today, concluding with a challenge to believers to take a stand for biblical values and liberty. In the words of the Old Testament prophet, Hosea, "My People are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." As Believers, let us learn what it means to be an active, stable and committed member of society based on a Godly foundation. An excellent study for high school students and adults, each chapter offers thought provoking questions for reflection and discussion. 223 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 051472
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    The people of Americas are studied including Cliff Dwellers, Nomads, American Indians and Woodland People. Students study explorations and explorers, such as Christopher Columbus and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado as well as early land and sea explorers. Early settlements and colonies in North America are also studied. The French and Indian war, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, westward expansion, California Gold Rush, and the Oregon Trail are all taught. Students do reports, create dioramas, and view artifacts to enrich understanding. Students are expected to work in groups and alone to prepare charts, graphs and develop critical thinking skills.

  • Item #: 050750
    ISBN: 9781847328069
    Retail: $29.95
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    If you want to get a real feel for the early years of our country, this book would be a great place to look. Everything about the book has the look of antiquity: pages with darkened edges, period paintings used as graphics, even reproductions of documents from the time. Text is focused in two-page segments on major topics, with interesting insets about famous people and events. Read about George Washington being chosen to lead the Continental army, the winter at Valley Forge, victory at Yorktown, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the War of 1812. Document reproductions are contained in pouches that resemble a stained and worn "Old Glory" flag. Reproductions are many and varied; a few examples are the Constitution in handwritten script on parchment-like paper, the resolution passing the first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights), and a letter to Meriwether Lewis from President Thomas Jefferson. 63 pgs, hc with magnetic closure.

  • Item #: 050171
    ISBN: 9780890515983
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    Have you ever stopped and wondered what it was like to have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence in Colonial America? We live in the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, one truly blessed by God from its inception. So what was the caliber of the men who shaped it? What did they think? What were their personal lives like? Now you have an opportunity to learn about the Founding Fathers in one of the most insightful and brilliantly crafted ways to date. Marilyn Boyer has written For You They Signed in such a way that it will leave you thinking you know the Founding Fathers personally. You will learn about some of their personal traits, life's events, and involvement in public service. The book is formatted in a unique way with the men grouped according to their respective states, just as the signatures were organized on the Declaration of Independence. At the end of each biography, there is also a list of questions for use in discussion groups. These would also make fine study questions in the classroom. Each signer has a portrait drawing and a box containing basic statistics on his life, such as where he was born, educated, and whether he was married and had children. In each biography is a chart of dates and descriptions of public service. Boyer has included many quotes from other writers, including comments from contemporaries of the Founding Fathers. At the beginning, you will find a brief description of the role Christianity played in the founding of the nation, along with quotes from famous people in our history and a typed version of the Declaration for your perusal. Included in the appendixes are character definitions, Patrick Henry's speech to the signers on July 4, 1776, "The Christian Nature of State Constitutions," and "The Christian Nature of America's Universities." Boyer crafted the book so that it can be used in five ways: a year's worth of character studies from a devotional perspective, a resource for a single mother, a program that the children can use on their own at their own pace, a group study, and for general reading. One of my regrets about this book is that I didn't have it when I was in school! 342 pgs, hc. – John

  • Item #: 049085
    ISBN: 9781416971269
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    Wars, especially ones as influential as the Revolutionary War, aren't just a collection of battles and maneuvers. They exist as currency, printed by a new nation; declarations boldly made; flags sewn to fly above the heads of brave men; notes of surrender; speeches given before governments. Designed to show you the full scope of the war, this battle box comes with 13 pieces of memorabilia. Some are obvious choices – the Declaration of Independence, for example. Others are not – currencies and expense sheets. Also included is a 64-page book that highlights some of the more important moments of the war, and explains the various items included, and what they represent. An excellent resource for learning about the War of Independence. ~ Mark