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  • Item #: 005163
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    This 1-year study spans the time from 1400's to 1865 is meant to "bridge the gap" from Early American history to the U.S. History through the Civil War study for junior highers. The course includes 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed per week.

  • Item #: 069828
    ISBN: 9780812970418
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    This book provides a readable and concise overview of the War for American Independence, while also giving readers a solid understanding of many of the most significant social and political changes that emerged in the years following the conflict. Written by a preeminent American Revolution historian, this scholarly work explores not only the origins and development of the struggle for independence, but also the relationships between liberty, power, and human rights. The book contains a simple chronological timeline, a few helpful black-and-white maps, but no illustrations. Included in the Layers of Learning unit study resource packages. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 000883
    ISBN: 9780764142581
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    Starting with the immigration of even the earliest Native Americans, American History the Easy Way will lead you on a chronological study of this great country. Presented in a way that is intended to be grasped easily, the text is clear and thought provoking, and it is frequently divided by headings to make particular periods or events easy to find. To help with recall and retention, each section within a chapter ends with "links from the past to the present," "dates," "key points to remember," "key people to remember," and questions in the form of identification, true/false, and multiple-choice. The chapters end in the same way but also include several open-ended analysis questions for essay practice. The chapters break up US history in the following way: Nation of Immigrants, European Settlements in North America, American Revolution, Constitution and the Establishment of the New Nation, Sectionalism and Nationalism: 1801-1850, Growing Nation – Social Change: 1800-1860, Slavery and the Civil War, Changing Lifestyles: 1865-1914, From Panic to Empire, Turmoil of War and Depression, WWII and the Early Years of the Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Watergate: 1960-1976, The Presidencies of Carter, Reagan, and Bush: 1977-1993, Social Changes: 1945-2002, and Recent History: the Clinton Years and After. Illustrated with maps, graphs, and pictures, this book is guaranteed to help with your history grades. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 055220
    ISBN: 9780528015342
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  • Item #: 019860
    ISBN: 9780415873499
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    This scholarly work gives students an in-depth look at the events preceding the American Revolution. If you have ever wondered, "What events lead the Colonists to utterly rebel against the British rule?" Or, "Was it truly a massacre or did the soldiers justly respond to the confusion and perceived threat of the day?" This book brings together the most important documents pertaining to this incident, along with a compelling overview of the historical context, taking readers on a journey toward their own personal understanding of early American history. A fascinating read for the serious history student or one who has a keen interest in understanding the early events of our great nation. In the words of John Adams, "The 5th of March 1770, ought to be an eternal warning to this nation, on that night the foundation of American independence was laid." An FPE required resource. Includes extensive notes and index. 256 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 006323
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  • Item #: 060632
    ISBN: 9780925279729
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    Originally printed in 1890, this little book includes 21 big lessons for building character. Topics include truth, obedience, industry, honesty, fidelity, justice, politeness, duties at school, duties to playmates, benevolence, duties to 'dumb' creatures, treatment of enemies, profanity, conscience, conscientiousness, duty to parents, forgiveness, gratitude, purity, repentance and duty to God (in that order). Following each character trait are several open-ended questions sure to lead to wonderful discussions with your young adults. 5" x 7", 127 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 015491
    ISBN: 9781579600600
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    Learn about the arduous journey, the struggle for religious freedom, relations with Native Americans, health and medicine and crime and punishment. This volume also includes suggested research activities and evaluation forms for analyzing written and graphic documents.

  • Item #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
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    This book gives a detailed, interesting account of United States history in a story-telling style. Full-color photographs and illustrations that support the text add to the learning experience. Timelines, profiles of historical figures, maps, charts, and graphs also help in learning and building map-reading skills. Meant to be used as an aid with any social studies curriculum, the book begins with an account of the arrival of the first Americans who traveled from Asia over the Bering Land Bridge and ends with a discussion of the information super highway of the twenty first century. The book is not written from a Christian perspective and religious references are not included.

    The book is broken down into ten units that tell of different eras in our history. Unit One tells about the Americas until the early 1500's. It discusses how people first came to the continent and tells of ancient Native American culture. Unit Two covers from 1492 to 1700 and shares the European exploration of America. Unit Three tells of the adventures that took place and the people involved during the colonial times of 1550 to 1775. Unit Four discusses the Revolutionary War and the beginning years of the nation from 1775 to 1810. Unit Five discusses the expansion of the U.S. from 1785 to 1860. Topics such as Lewis and Clark, The Erie Canal, the gold rush, and the Pony Express are covered. Unit Six tells about the Civil War, covering everything from slavery to Gettysburg to Lincoln's assassination. Unit Seven portrays the life events of the American people from 1865 to 1900. The railroad, pioneer life, and the Nez Perce are just a few of the topics covered in this section. Unit Eight covers from 1890-1920, including inventions like the airplane or ideas like the assembly line or the beginning of women's suffrage. Unit Nine tells of some struggles America overcame from 1914-1945, such as WW I, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WW II, but it also lists some positive things that happened during the period, such as Jesse Owens winning Olympic medals and Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. The final unit covers 1950 to the present time.

    Students read about all these historical events in a pleasant manner, and included activities add interest. Activities include writing essays about events or people, identifying things on maps, filling out word puzzles, and creating time-lines. Answers included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 048743
    ISBN: 9781569762806
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    This interesting chronological history with 21 activities is for a slightly older audience than some of our related items. It's an honest look at the daily life and history of Native Americans, and their relationship to Europeans. The book is divided into 8 chapters: "The First People," "In Search of the City of Gold," "Europeans Settle on the Eastern Shore," "Fighting the White Man's Wars," "Heading West," "Destruction of a Way of Life," "Change in Indian Country," and "Tribal Rights and Cultural Pride." Topics include Mesa Verde, European domination, creation stories, DNA analysis, and many more. Activities include playing Native American games, designing and building a trading post, weaving, making beef jerky, deciphering a code, making a totem pole and Arapaho fry bread, etc. The book has a glossary, index, and resource section with websites and books for further study. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 055341
    ISBN: 9780764165658
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    A fantastic companion to any study of history, or even just engaging reading for any history buff, this timeline is a very accessible "look-up" resource for historical events. History is divided into 20 eras, which each include a 32-inch fold out timeline and three additional pages that highlight specific figures and events from the period. The timeline pages begin with fairly large time spans and become narrower as the book progresses into modern times. There are four eras from the beginning of history to the BC/AD change, ten from AD1 – 1900, and six eras from 1900 to today (2010). There is also a 4-page, non-fold-out timeline covering American history specifically. I should also note that the first timeline covers "prehistory" from 6 million to 3000 BC. It includes "information" on the evolution and migration of "early humans." This is a secular text, though it does reference the lives of numerous religious figures throughout history. The timeline pages are packed with chronological dates accompanied by capsule summaries and plenty of photos and illustrations. 131 page, hc. – Zach

  • Item #: 003729
    ISBN: 9780965273541
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    This second book by Edward Eggleston includes stories on the perseverance of explorers like Christopher Columbus and John Cabot, the selfless public spirit of George Washington, and the hard work and simplicity of character of Abraham Lincoln. Very homeschool-friendly as this book has study questions after each chapter, definitions of pertinent words, maps and illustrations, and an index for easy cross-reference. 240 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 002974
    ISBN: 9780972026598
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    Details the early establishment of the nation, the rise of conflicts, the battles of war, and many of the influential people involved.

  • Item #: 037510
    ISBN: 9781565000278
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  • Item #: 015501
    ISBN: 9781579600624
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    Includes slave narratives, government documents, songs, and other firsthand accounts of those involved in the early slave trade, the passage from Africa, life as a slave, and stories from the Underground Railroad featuring some of the most well-recognized names in Black history.

  • Item #: 062245
    ISBN: 9780976579373
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    Ballads are somewhat of a lost art form, but historically, they were a way to pass on to future generations the events and details from history. From Sing ‘n Learn comes this musical approach to reinforce your American History study. Nine ballads (chapters) move through key elements of US history, from Roanoke/Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War, to the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Each chapter follows the same format. First, you’ll find the ballad printed in full (the audio is located in chronological order on the CD). Then the author expands on specific details highlighted in each song. The author clarifies that this is not a history textbook, but the elaboration contains a good amount of explanation. Each chapter ends with a set of Discussion Questions (no answers included). At the book’s end, each ballad is reprinted in full text and includes the melody line and chords.

    Black and white illustrations are included throughout. Some illustrations appear as though they’ve been photocopied and some are occasionally applied as a “watermark” behind text, making the text a little more challenging to read. Another minor negative is that in adding CDs, book references to song locations being on specific cassette tapes were not updated. However, songs are placed chronologically on each CD. One CD includes music and vocals; one contains instrumental only. This set could serve as a tool for your auditory learners and a simple way to remember key points of American history. 8 1/2” x 10 3/4”, 159 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 028380
    ISBN: 9781465428431
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    By David C. King, this reference covers American history from 1000-2002. It features ample photographs, illustrations, charts, and maps to appeal to the visual student as well as the essential information on the topic to make this a useful research tool for assignments. This is not an exhaustive reference, but like other single volume encyclopedias, this book provides a synopsis of each topic as a starting point for further exploration elsewhere. 304 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
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    I'm always shocked when someone tells me they dislike history and find it boring. I've always loved history because it's the magnificent story of our past – triumphs, tragedies, endurance, courage, heartbreak, justice, injustice, adventure, freedom, change – how could that be boring? This treasury of stories shows readers that American history isn't just about dates and facts, it's about the amazing events that have brought our country to where it is today. Starting with the establishment of the first city in 1564 and ending with the election of 2000, it includes 100 stories that show America's character and its history. All kinds of stories are included; well-known and obscure, funny and sad, admirable and disgraceful. The stories are easy-to-read narratives of true events or descriptions remarkable accomplishments. Each story is about 3-4 pages long and pages feature full-color illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically but there are notes following some of them that identify other stories that link together as well as suggestions for further reading. Help students see that history is full of captivating, motivating, heartbreaking, and interesting stories with this great treasury. By Jennifer Armstrong, 358 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 012365
    ISBN: 9781580371643
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    For some kids, the study of history can be well, dry. Spark their interest with Amazing Facts in U.S. History! This activity book contains a series of quizzes on strange, but interesting, facts about Early Explorers, Native Americans, the First Thanksgiving, the 13 Colonies, the Revolution, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, World War II, U.S. Presidents, and more!

    Prior to each quiz is a summary of the topic to follow, the actual quiz questions are not covered. The goal is to spark interest in a topic. These would be an excellent way to excite interest in a topic or use as a guide for a history based unit study or research project. Quiz answer sheets provide explanations for the more unusual facts. Several "mystery from history" sections, which involve logic puzzles and word games, are also included. ~ Anh/Deanne

  • Item #: 025010
    ISBN: 9780064408363
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    I wish this book had been around when I was in school nearly three decades ago! I didn't care much for history then as most books on the subject, textbook or otherwise, were dry and un-motivating to my adolescent mind. This addition to the Don't Know Much About books employs a conversational, question-and-answer style that presents history topics in such a way that you want to learn the answer instead of struggling to absorb the next factoid. I actually enjoyed learning about my country's history! 244 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 015497
    ISBN: 9781579600631
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    How did people respond to the relocation of Native Americans to reservations? Get this question answered as well as others relating to tribal creation myths, family life and great Native American leaders.

  • Item #: 016040
    ISBN: 9781596732605
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  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 025617
    ISBN: 9780689857454
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  • Item #: 001218
    ISBN: 9780486238463
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  • Item #: 033131
    ISBN: 9781420630473
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  • Item #: 006573
    ISBN: 9780486436661
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    Imagine getting a glimpse into life 200 years ago, back when most of America was unsettled wilderness. Discovered in an old house was the diary Noah Blake, and it affords us this opportunity. Most of this well-researched book is fiction, written as the author believes the conversation went, decorated with beautiful drawings of various implements and scenes. A good deal of the book talks about various aspects of the pioneer's life, from the tools they used to the scarcity of glass to the difficulty of simply raising a bridge. Scattered throughout the text are excerpts from his diary, enabling you to see from his eyes the progression of the years, the building of the bridge, and falling in love with a neighbor girl. Journal entries are scarcer then I would like, but the author more than makes up with his attention to detail and his vivid reconstruction of sentences and events. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 020941
    ISBN: 9780486282978
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  • Item #: 048662
    ISBN: 9780899570266
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    From Columbus' exploration of America on October 12, 1492 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this book explains the history behind 42 memorable dates in our country's history. The historical significance behind each date is explained in a two to four page chapter. What sets this book apart is that the events are placed into the context of God's activity, using anecdotes, speeches, and excerpts from sermons taken from the time period covered in each chapter. For example, the D-Day (1944) chapter includes President Roosevelt's prayer for the soldiers and their families, and the Kent State University Shootings chapter (1970) recounts how a religious revival took place at Asbury College in Kentucky. Some of the other events covered in this book are the Mayflower Compact (1620), the Constitution (1787), the Wright Brothers' First Flight (1903), World War I (1914-18), and the Fall of Communism (1989). Notes at the end of each chapter provide bibliographical (or website) references. By Rebecca Price Janney. 175 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa