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  • Item #: 058149
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    Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, turnkey, high school curriculum designed to fully equip homeschool teachers with everything needed for a dynamic learning experience. We've included lesson plans, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, and a blended learning website, foundationsU.com. In addition, more than 35 activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.


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    Teacher's Edition on CD-ROM:


    This brand new addition to the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum is a 160-page digital teacher guide on CD-ROM with more than 35 activities, case studies, and assessments.



    Instructional Videos

    This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.



    Student Text


    The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.



    foundationsU Blended Learning Site


    Our Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to our blended learning site. FoundationsU.com is full of interactive tools, relevant articles, and real-world activities on a student-focused website designed for all devices.

  • Item #: 050708
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  • Item #: 050845
    ISBN: 9781936948291
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  • Item #: 058148
    ISBN: 9781936948192
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  • Item #: 018810
    ISBN: 9781580370912
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    The purpose of Personal Finance is to provide children with a solid background in money matters by offering a brief overview of fundamental financial topics. The book starts off with the exploration of career choices and then progresses to banking issues generally related to checking and savings accounts. The remaining content of the book covers the following topics: various types of insurance (auto, life, and property), investing in stocks and bonds, decision making in large purchases like a car or home, and the various classes of taxes (income, employment, sales, and property). Although the majority of the topics included in this workbook are not new to children, the extensive collection of hands-on assignments allow the child to develop a better understanding by applying the concepts to his personal experiences. After completing the exercises in this book, your child will know how to perform important real-life activities such as writing a check, reconciling a bank account, preparing a budget, and filing an income tax return. This workbook is consumable with limited classroom reproduction rights. Answers are included. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 046281
    ISBN: 9781465440006
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  • Item #: 004531
    ISBN: 9780942617382
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    p> Uncle Eric (Richard Maybury) explains that we all formulate models to evaluate information. Models are, in essence, our basic belief systems. Whether a particular fact is important, unimportant, likely true or likely false depends on our model. This book is the foundation for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy and Whatever Happened to Justice?

  • Item #: 032422
    ISBN: 9780071343077
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    There is a joke making the rounds online that describes how many of us view word problems. It goes something like this, "If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?" If this describes you or your student, then let me tell you about this great resource.

    Beginning with the foundational information of how to work word problems, each chapter then provides explanations of the differing types of word problems. Examples follow with detailed solutions. An additional 65 word problems are found at the end of the book (with answers) to provide more practice in all of the skill areas. The algebraic word problem skills covered include numbers; time, rate and distance; mixtures; coins; age; levers; finance; work; plane geometric figures; digits; solutions using two unknowns and quadratics. This practical resource will de-mystify pesky word problems in your student's math book, provide standardized testing preparation or provide supplemental practice for the Life of Fred curriculum. PB. 196 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 059369
    ISBN: 9781579128951
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    The Periodic Table of the Elements is commonly known to most people, especially those who know chemistry. Theodore Gray & Nick Mann have compiled photographs of the elements in their pure state and some of their compounds in one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen on this subject. He first explains how the Periodic Table came to be and then explains each of the categories of elements represented within the table. Then element by element, he goes through the whole table. A two-page spread (four pages each for gold, iron, aluminum, uranium, lead, and copper) is dedicated to each element. The first page is a full-color, full-page photo of the element in its pure state (when possible), the second offers photos of the way you may see the element being used in everyday life. This resource is smart as well as beautiful, and includes information about the element such as the atomic weight, density, atomic radius, crystal structure, atomic emission spectrum, chemical symbol, and an explanation of how it is used and special features of the element. Elements are the foundation for the tangible items that we see daily; this book connects the science visually. Theodore Gray even offers an interactive Periodic Table at periodictable.com; it includes some of this same beautiful photography of items found in his personal collection of elements. 240 pp, sc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037519
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    Children today tend to be more technologically savvy than their parents and even older siblings. Yet the importance of learning the foundational skills remains. This engaging typing program has been uniquely created for young typists. Through the charm of various Disney characters, children are taught to use their "magical typing skills" to reach the palace. Whether freeing the Princess from the hedge that has engulfed her to the typing games found at the Palace Faire, children will be motivated to learn the typing skills necessary as the delightful, enchanting stories unfold. Children will practice their typing skills through various Disney stories including Pinocchio, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Snow White and the Severn Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.

    The CD-ROM provides ten typing courses to reach all skill levels, visual hand guides, progress reports and hundreds of lessons and challenges. Your children may beg you to play Mickey's typing adventure (shhh, the educational value secret is safe with me!). Powered by the time proven Typing Instructor. Personal License: Install on up to 2 computers and not to exceed 5 family members. Internet access required to activate. Computer requirements: Pentium 4, Windows PC-Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP. 400mb Hard drive space, CD-Rom drive, 16 bit sound card, and speaker/mouse. Mac requirements: Mac OS 10.6 or higher; Power PC G4/G5 or Intel Core Duo Processor, 500 mb Hard drive space and speakers/mouse. Both require 1280x768 16 bit or higher display. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 057181
    ISBN: 9781576858998
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    It's often been said that the single most important skill for test-taking success is good reading comprehension. I totally agree. Even math section scores will be higher if the student reads carefully. Providing a pretest and posttest, along with in-depth instructional sequences, this book will positively impact reading comprehension skills. The pretest is unusual in its length, with excerpts from eight different types of writing and detailed answer explanations that provide great help in understanding why you missed a question. The twenty lessons are organized into four units – building a strong foundation, structure, language/style, and reading between the lines. Introductory information at the beginning gives specific suggestions for becoming an active reader – skimming ahead/jumping back, marking up the text, highlighting or underlining, circling unfamiliar words, making notes in the margins, and making observations. Lessons are detailed and varied. For instance, lesson 4 on the difference between fact and opinion includes a lesson summary, a page of detailed instructional material, and three practice exercises, two of which include a passage and questions (with answers) and a third which actually allows you to manipulate sentences back and forth between fact and opinion. Another type of lesson, such as lesson 14 on tone, starts with a lesson summary then walks the student through different examples of how tone influences meaning and exercises on analyzing tone from several examples. The concluding posttest utilizes the same methodology as the pretest – excerpts from different types of writing and detailed explanations of answers. A ten page study skills section in the appendix provides excellent suggestions and effective tips. If you feel like you're just getting started when you come to the end of the book, there's a code in the book that gives you access to additional reading comprehension practice with immediate scoring, detailed answer explanations, and personalized recommendations for further practice and study. This seems an excellent resource for solid high school level reading comprehension skill-building which, of course, is excellent preparation for standardized and college entrance testing. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 020847
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    When we added the AVKO Sequential Spelling program several years ago it was because we had received countless requests from our customers. Since then it has consistently garnered strong positive feedback and rave reviews. In this book, the author of that program, Don McCabe, provides not only his autobiographical information but also the process whereby the AVKO program and methodology was "discovered". The book's lengthy subtitle - a dyslexic tells how luck enabled him to learn to read and how his blissful ignorance and stubbornness enabled him to discover an easy, common sense way to teach other dyslexics to read and write - pretty much nails the contents. If you have a student with language issues - almost any language issues (and the definitions for dyslexic are just about that vague) - then you will find help and hope in this book. The author's personal story - from birth to near death - is told in a very readable, tongue-in-cheek manner. Throughout his story he points to the life experiences that illustrate a particular principle or insight. However, if you don't want to know his story, the author helpfully points you to the particular chapter where you can find out what dyslexia really is and how you can best "identify," "treat," or "prevent" it or to the chapter where you will find the most information for actually helping a dyslexic student. You can expect to find the same practical, word family and pattern approach to language that characterizes Sequential Spelling as well as a wealth of educational experience and expertise. 288 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 007382
    ISBN: 9781578960835
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    This guide to home education seems to cover all the bases - philosophy, preparation, teaching strategies, special concerns, subjects, assessment, and objectives. Each of these sections is further broken into sub-topics, such as scheduling, teaching approaches, high achievers, and much more. These sub-topics are then further broken down into even more topics to give a thorough coverage of homeschooling. One of the nice things about this guide is the "objectives" section, which details the objectives by subject of each grade level. The book is written with a warm, personable tone somewhat like if you were actually talking to a friend, especially noticeable through the "survival kit" to help you remember the reasons you've chosen to homeschool. Contained in a three ring binder with dividers, this one will last through your years of home educating. 344 pages. –Melissa
  • Item #: 063679
    ISBN: 9780849964794
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    Teaching our children how to handle money is often “caught and not taught,” yet, how many of us learned our own personal money skills in the school of “hard knocks?”

    As parents, we want to set a good example of money management, but what if our ideas of money management are just not clicking with our child (or spouse!). Have you ever considered that you may have different money personalities? In the grand scheme of things, money is simply a tool, a means to an end, and that end is quality relationships with our spouse, children and the world around us. Delving into the heart of money relationships—the deep seated assumptions and beliefs that each of us bring to the money decisions we make—the authors expand on the five types of money personalities: saver, spender, risk taker, security seeker, and flyer, to help us identify our unique money personalities. Then the book moves on to assess the money personalities of our children through a designated assessment link and code. With this foundational understanding, the authors provide practical advice and encouragement for teaching our children basic money skills. The following sections are divided into 3 age groupings: 5-12 years, 13-17 years and 18 and beyond, with insights and ideas specific to the five money personalities. Also included are parental “button pushers” to be aware of in order to prevent us from over reacting and derailing these important conversations. A great tool to understand how different children approach and deal with money that would be a great go-along for parents whose children are working through the Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance course or the Money Matters for Kids/Teens series. 257 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 002417
    ISBN: 9780812039245
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    When young Manya, or Marie, was only four, she shocked her family by correcting her seven year-old sister's reading. Surprisingly, they worried that she was learning too much for her age, and they sometimes refused to let her near a book! However, it soon became apparent that Marie was not only very intelligent, but she absolutely loved school. In fact, studying became a haven for Marie, who constantly worried about her mother's failing health and her family's slim finances. Upon her graduation from her Polish high school, she knew she wanted to study science at the Sarbonne in Paris, but family obligations and finances put off her dream for several years while she worked hard and saved money. It was at this point in her life she decided she was not going to be "beaten down by persons or events" – a philosophy she took to heart for the rest of her life. A fascinating, inspiring, and well-written biography, it will have readers wanting to cheer Marie on every step of the way as she tirelessly pursues her goals of learning even through hardship and tragedy. The biography covers Marie Curie's life through her death, and closes with a series of discussion questions, a list of recommended references, and a glossary. By Ann E. Steinke, 124 pgs.

  • Item #: 020495
    ISBN: 9780974361635
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    For those of you who want to teach using the classical method, the authors of this book, Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn, have long believed and implemented this in their own homeschool. In this book they combine their knowledge and experience to present a spiritual and philosophical foundation and a practical program for Christian homeschooling in the classical style. The first four chapters discuss the reasoning and logic of teaching with classical education, a discussion of why parents should be in charge of their students' education, problems with classroom (public) schools, and an explanation and description of what the trivium is. The next three chapters study one element of the trivium each - language, logic, and rhetoric. Each chapter presents the topic, arguments for teaching it, guidelines for teaching, where to start, what children should be learning at appropriate age levels, and other tips and advice for incorporating these core subjects. Chapter eight follows the same basic format, delving into the study of literature. In chapter nine, the Bluedorns offer principles for the study of historical literature. The following chapter provides lots of advice and help for different methods and approaches to homeschooling in light of the trivium, such as the Charlotte Mason approach, unschooling, unit studies, and others. Part two of the book, The Practical Trivium, hold chapters listing things children should do at particular ages - ten things to do with students before age ten, ten through twelve, thirteen through fifteen, sixteen through eighteen, nineteen and onward, and finally the last chapter, Life's Goals Begin at Home. Appendix one includes 16 different articles discussing the trivium, education, and other related issues. Appendix two provides an thorough resource list, outlining general resources and those for language arts & English, rhetoric, literature, history, government, law and economics, languages, mathematics, logic, Bible and theology, philosophy, science, art and music, and other miscellaneous resources. While you may not agree with all of the personal philosophy in this book, if you want to teach from the trivium and are looking for a guide to implement a classical education in your homeschool, this is a very complete and thorough guide from experienced authors. - Melissa

  • Item #: 019881
    ISBN: 9780974342573
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    All one needs to do is open the newspaper, listen to a political debate, watch a recent Hollywood film, or pay attention to any number of other things involving, or composed by, humans to understand that at the basis of every idea and thought are certain assumptions. These assumptions, and the beliefs that are connected to them, are, in essence, the worldview of the person holding them. This book, then, is essentially a look at worldviews and the values that spring from them to influence behavior and shape the culture in which we live. Author Christian Overman traces foundational assumptions all the way back to the ancient Greeks and examines the assumptions held in five key areas – God, creation, humanity, moral order, and purpose. The overall goal of the book is to "…help people better understand the times in which we live – so we will know what to do…" as in I Chronicles 12:32. A very practical and down-to-earth book that really brings an awareness of just how important those deeply held thoughts are. Chapters end with a short summary and a handful of thought provoking discussion questions. 192 pgs, paperback. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 025619
    ISBN: 9780689711305
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    The things that Lisa, her older sister Ruth, her younger sister Annie, and her mother had to endure is incredible. They lived in Berlin in 1938 when the Nazis were first starting to take over. Lisa's father, who is referred to as Papa, decides in the very beginning of this story to leave Germany and establish a foundation for his family in America. Meanwhile, life in Berlin is getting more dangerous for Jewish people, and as the threat of war is turning into reality, Papa sends a letter over, suggesting that his wife and their daughters flee to Switzerland, masking the emigration as a vacation. Mother is allowed to bring only 10 marks per person with her, which puts her in a very challenging financial situation. She keeps Annie with her and is forced to send Ruth and Lisa to a camp where there are other children in similar situations or without parents at all. The girls don't get enough to eat and don't have the kind of care that all children need. After they visit their mother, she senses this and takes them out of the camp. Pretty soon, all three girls are sent to live with three different families in Zurich, where they are well-nourished and thrive. Mother collapses from pneumonia and spends this time in the hospital. She recovers and the family is on their way to being reunited with their father, whom they have not seen for nearly a year by this time, as he has been saving for their tickets to America. Sonia Levitin tells a touching, and very real story, that I am sure was sadly not uncommon.

  • Item #: 004735
    ISBN: 9781250106940
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    Sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? The reality is there really is such a thing as common sense economics, especially as it relates to wealth and prosperity. Laying a solid foundation for beginning economists and helping advanced students/adults see the bigger picture of the impact of economic policy changes, this book seeks to alleviate economic illiteracy through key principles that equip us to make wise personal and policy choices. In Part 1, readers will explore the twelve key elements of economics. In this section, you will learn the true meaning of costs, why prices matter, how trade furthers prosperity and how the production of goods and services people value (and not just jobs) provides the source of high living standards. In Part 2, the seven sources of economic progress are explored with a focus on the major factors that underlie the growth process. Privately owned property, competition, limits on government regulation, efficient capital investments, monetary stability, low tax rates and free trade are covered in this section. Part 3 examines the role of government in common sense economics. Thoroughly explaining ten elements of clear thinking about economic progress and the role of government, you will quickly realize that the government does have a role in a successful economy, it may just need redefined. Part 4 concludes the economic study with twelve key elements of practical personal finance. Topics include your personal comparative advantage, entrepreneurship, budgeting, financing, savings, investments and diversifying, and teaching your children how to earn and spend money wisely. Including an extensive note section and index along with a website dedicated to the study of common sense economics, this well-organized exposition of economics will educate teens and adults with a thorough and practical understanding of economics and the impact it has on our lives. Worth noting is that the author has supplied a wealth of online resources, at the request of educators, to specifically provide a comprehensive economics course survey. HC. 227 pgs. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 032881
    ISBN: 9780890518052
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    Although this is titled as an economics course, it is probably more specifically personal finance. This planner combines with Bankruptcy of our Nation and the Money Wise DVD to teach high school students about the state of the finances of our country and what personal things can be done to survive and thrive in this present and future economics crisis. The course is laid out in 180 daily lessons but equals only ½ high school credit just double up on the lessons if you want to finish in one semester. The suggested schedule is printed in the book and offers space to record due dates for assignments and grade recording. Worksheets are provided to accompany the book and DVD, along with quizzes, tests, and an answer key. This study will biblically prepare your high school student to be fiscally responsible even if the government isn't. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 029237
    ISBN: 9781937032180
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    Personal finances from the brilliant mind of America's favorite college professor, six-year-old Fred Gauss! Teaching teens the importance of financial responsibility, this course provides thirty-four lessons covering vital topics like needs vs. wants, assets and liabilities, budgeting, net worth, credit cards/debt, simple and compound interests, savings, education, investments/stocks, real estate, retirement, owning your own business, insurance, taxes, constitutional limits, and much more. Complex financial equations are simplified with practical explanations, along with Your Turn to Play chapter questions providing students practice to reinforce important concepts. Answers included. Whether your students have previously fallen in love with the Life of Fred (LOF) math courses or you are new to Fred, this course provides a witty, yet educational story to teach the inherent responsibilities we have as consumers and producers in today's society. HC. 176 pgs. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 068590
    ISBN: 9781683440352
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  • Item #: 031254
    ISBN: 9781619302655
    Retail: $17.95
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      There are so many valuable lessons here for kid-preneurs! Written in a way that kids will understand, the pages are colorful and clear, with illustrations and text boxes making it visually appealing. I liked the timeline at the beginning that goes from early bartering for goods to social media! There are many examples of entrepreneurs’ stories that kids will know like George Washington and Steve Jobs. I really loved how they walk students through the steps to plan their business, starting with a personality quiz and an honest self evaluation of your strengths. This is followed by brainstorming, evaluating your ideas, then writing an overview and summary. Other topics covered include: customers and competition, marketing and communication, and managing the money you make. Each step includes a project for the reader to complete. At the least, this book will be a great education in some basic business principals, and at the best, you groom and watch blossom a possible career for your child or student! Sc, 122pp  ~Sara

  • Item #: 054166
    ISBN: 9781606833506
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    What were the principles that helped found the United States? What was the significance of those principles? Are those principles still valid today? Can you name any of those principles? This book is a clear discussion of those very important principles and rights that are an integral part of our national identity. Learn about the biblical foundations of these principles, and how the rights they promote imply both personal and national responsibility. Engagingly written, this book would make a great companion to any high school US history course and is also easily accessible for anyone who simply has an interest in reading about the rights and responsibilities of America's citizens – as guaranteed by our Christian heritage. 352 pgs, pb. – Zach

  • Item #: 033888
    ISBN: 9780784721100
    Retail: $12.99
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    Tired of a messy house, out-of-control finances, and a frantic schedule? There are a lot of books out on the market that will help you do a "clean sweep" on your house, or get out of debt, or even learn how to say "no" to people, but this is the first book I've read that doesn't just "fix" the obvious problems. This book is all about getting to the "heart" of the issue of various types of clutter in our lives. In a nutshell, this book addresses clutter as a spiritual issue, as the author, Nancy Twigg, points out that even noble pursuits can become clutter when they endanger our sanity and leave us with no time to connect with God. This book is broken into three sections that focus in on our cluttered thoughts and attitudes, lifestyle, and money matters so that we can eventually enjoy inner, outer, and financial clarity! I truly enjoyed reading all of Twigg's insights and the scripture references that she uses to support her main points. At the end of each chapter, there are "Clutter Buster" questions that will help you take a deeper look at your own struggle with "clutter" and a personal testimony that really hits the point home. A must-read for anyone who truly wants to change their clutter into clarity! 192 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 019445
    ISBN: 9780825144912
    Retail: $26.00
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    Although I never had psychology in high school, at least one introductory psychology class is required at most every college or university. This product would have provided a solid foundation for those classes. Many different areas of psychology are touched upon with a general introduction to psychology, psychological methods, biology and behavior, basic mental processes, motivation, personality, human development, abnormal psychology, and psychotherapy. While there may be some controversial ideas and you may not agree with certain psychological theories, the purpose of this book is just to help students understand psychology as a field today, to see how it is accomplished, and to discover what different psychologists have thought and learned as the field has developed. Each chapter concludes with some question, activities, and a "Test Your Knowledge" section. An answer key and glossary of terms are provided in the back of the book. The material is presented in an interesting and understandable manner. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 005422
    ISBN: 9780471317517
    Retail: $19.95
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    Yes, a book that covers all the math you'll ever NEED. Numbers are everywhere, like it or not, and are a very important part of our lives. A surprising percent of people are mathematically illiterate and have trouble doing even grade school math without using a calculator. But this book makes us use our brains so we can once more solve problems in our heads or on paper, without depending on a calculator! A good refresher course for high schoolers, college graduates, or even adults, the 24 chapters go through math from the multiplication table to personal finances, to business math. Advanced word problems, interest rates, exponents and square roots, and much more are covered. Self-tests are included starting in chapter three, with at least two self-tests in every chapter. If you're inclined to skip some chapters, it's good to take the self-tests anyway, to see how well you really know that area. Don't feel intimidated by numbers any longer! Push aside that calculator dependency and use your head! - Megan

  • Item #: 046881
    ISBN: 9780688154745
    Retail: $7.99
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    This storybook gives a good overview of the various explorations that shaped the Americas from 1500 to 1620. Full-color pages and maps illustrate, while details about the various notable travelers, soldiers, treasure hunters, and explorers are shared. The tone of the book is a bit negative, as the explorers are sometimes presented as money and power hungry conquerors who demolished native people and lands, but readers will get introduced to some of the more notable explorers and the areas they made an impact in. The book discusses why different people traveled and explored and who financed the trips, major events and conflicts that occurred with native people, settlements that were established, development and expansion of maps, what life was like for explorers and settlers, and other important events. Kids will get a good look at the era that brought new people into Americas and dramatically expanded the known world. Columbus, Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, John Cabot, Giovanni da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, John Hawkins, Francis Drake, John Smith, and Samuel de Champlain are a few of the explorers mentioned. No one person is covered in great detail; instead, the book is more of a flowing narrative that shows how events progressed until the New World was settled. By Betsy and Giulio Maestro, 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • 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 #: 003473
    ISBN: 9780865303171
    Retail: $20.99
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    We've received many, many requests for this book. Full of ideas to stimulate creative writing, homeschooling mothers have attested that this book singlehandedly converted reluctant writers to prolific prose-ists! The twelve chapters cover The Roots, The Foundation, The Romance, The Process, Tools & Techniques, Response & Revision, Presenting, Writing Portfolios, Assessment, Problems, Just Ideas, and Independence. Within these chapters, tons of helpful topics are addressed, like a list of over 200 alternatives to story writing (ads, parables, slogans, folk tales, etc.), word play, topic ideas, writing tools and skills, implementing portfolios, evaluating writing, reticent writers, appropriate ideas for little kids and gifted kids, creating a permanent writing center in your classroom, and lots more. The chapters are written in a friendly, personable manner, and the solid advice, creative suggestions, and encouraging tips will help you turn your reluctant writers into writing enthusiasts.Reviewer Cathy Duffy calls this book her "personal favorite for creative writing." 255 pgs.