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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 #: 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 #: 004054
    ISBN: 9781884886607
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    How would you score on a Civics exam? What about the U.S. Naturalization test? This book gives you the chance to find out. A valuable reference for anyone wishing to "brush up" on their knowledge of American government, history, and civics, the book begins with two civics tests: the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civic Literacy Exam and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. The rest of the book focuses on topics that should be common knowledge to all Americans: the naturalization process, an American history timeline, and an overview of how U.S. government works at the federal and state/local levels. There is also a historical documents section with the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Gettysburg Address. Other short chapters hold quotes from notable Americans, a breakdown of the Armed Forces, lists of holidays and Presidents/Vice Presidents, brief stories of Americans that have made a difference, information on volunteering, and other information relevant to U.S. citizens. The back of the book includes a glossary, fun facts about America, and a list of civic resources and organizations with website addresses. 162 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 043459
    ISBN: 9780736844949
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  • Item #: 042810
    ISBN: 9780531227718
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  • Item #: 035565
    ISBN: 9781933339832
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    Jim Weiss does it again with this CD that shares stories of the founding figures. Learn about heroes like Dabney Carr, Patrick Henry, Martha Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Madison, Marquis de Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, James Monroe, Lewis and Clark, and more as they work together to declare independence, make laws, expand, and create this great country. 11 tracks, runs approx. 74 minutes.

  • Item #: 034877
    ISBN: 9781593370558
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    Although this book seems at least as comprehensive as an American Government textbook (if not more!), it certainly has a different flavor. Written for anyone who wants to brush up on the American Government or maybe just learn about a few selected aspects, it approaches the topic in a personable, borderline amusing, easy-to-read-and-comprehend style characteristic of the "Everything" series. The text is medium font and a single column, divided into short sections and interspersed with interesting fact boxes, further separating it from the familiar small-print double column textbook. All that said, it doesn't skimp on the scope of coverage! There are twenty-two chapters, each further divided into six or more sub-topics. The titles of the chapters are The Birth of a Nation, The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The House of Representatives, The Senate, Inside Congress, Making a Law, The Presidency, Powers of the President, The Vice Presidency, Cabinet and Staff, The Rest of the Federal Bureaucracy, The Federal Judiciary, The Supreme Court, the Federal Budget, Political Parties, Interest Groups, The Media, Presidential Primaries and Elections, State Government, Local Government, and Getting Involved. As you might guess, throughout these chapters readers will learn - as shown in the title - nearly EVERYTHING about the American Government. In fact, the thoroughness and interest level of the text coupled with the appealing format suggests that students may retain much more than they might otherwise. The downside, of course, is that there are no quizzes or tests as there would be in a more standard textbook, but this could easily be remedied with just a little effort from the teacher, if desired. Two appendices include copies of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and a timeline of relevant events. 305 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
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    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 015121
    ISBN: 9780865304345
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    Covers the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, key Amendments, checks and balances, public office requirements, presidential succession, the Cabinet, Congress, government agencies, states' rights, how a bill becomes a law, the Supreme Court, elections and voting, presidents, national symbols, citizenship rights and responsibilities, and the Federal Reserve Board.
  • Item #: 007775
    ISBN: 9781433999338
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  • Item #: 001994
    ISBN: 9780486473567
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    Includes 5 coloring books that also share lots of facts (George Washington, Uniforms of the American Revolution, Story of the American Revolution, Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution, and Life in Colonial America), 28 patriotic stickers, an 11" x 12" poster to color, a Declaration of Independence poster, and crayons.

  • Item #: 001584
    ISBN: 9780883880210
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    Each page has a banner illustrating a character speaking such as Patrick Henry's, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!!" From The Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride, and The Signing of the Declaration of Independence to The British at Yorktown.

  • Item #: 073367
    ISBN: 9780062432636
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  • Item #: 072967
    ISBN: 9780764981456
    Retail: $9.95
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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 #: 067625
    ISBN: 9781619304451
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    What is democracy? Why do Americans fiercely protect the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Answering these questions and others, this "Build it Yourself" book explores the documents that support democracy ideals, examines the founding and structure of the U.S. government and electoral process, and encourages students to connect historic events to today's political issues. Each chapter includes a variety of projects to take students deeper into understanding our founding documents. A sampling of products includes making parchment, creating a storyboard, constitutional convention debate, and a variety of social media activities (parental supervision). Many activities are group based, homeschool families could easily modify. Colorful illustrations. Includes QR codes to read primary documents. 122 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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