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  • Item #: 000733
    ISBN: 9780528014475
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    A comprehensive presentation of the major periods of world history in over 100 pages of full-color maps. Large maps cover Early and Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See how the world has changed across the centuries, and trace the rise and fall of civilizations as land was claimed, conquered, and conceded.

  • Item #: 062682
    ISBN: 9780794530402
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    As a child, the travel map we used had a picture atlas on the exterior. I spent so much time pouring over that cover that I still remember, as a result, which states produce oil. Here’s an opportunity to provide that experience for your elementary children. The actual atlas is in the first 24 pages. The remaining pages are filled with over 350 stickers to place in the appropriate atlas location. Children can easily find the correct location by finding the “shadowed” picture of the sticker. But it’s not just pictures here! Each map has information and details regarding animals, culture and geographical locations in small, clear print. Maps include one of the world; Western and Eastern Europe; North and South Africa; Western and Eastern Asia; North and Central America; South America; Australasia and Oceania; the Antarctic and Antarctica. End the book with a brief world quiz to test your new knowledge. Once done, you’ll have a picture atlas to continually use! Just wonderful! 9 3/8” x 12”, 34 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 041239
    ISBN: 9780393059748
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    Have you found yourself wishing that the information found in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a "grown-up" version suitable for older students and parents. Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9781888287028
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children’s horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child’s History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are nevertheless significant because they can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows details to be filled in later. The softcover text is 432 pages in length, and is written to pique interest by asking questions throughout the text. Black and white illustrations are interspersed with the textual information to enhance the content. This book is a resource for the History Odyssey level 1 courses, and is written from a different perspective. Although references are made to God and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how things started and cave men. His suggestion that the earth began as a spark that was thrown from the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5 is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not interested in his version of how the earth began you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss anything of historical value.~ Donna

  • Item #: 049936
    ISBN: 9781615381111
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  • Item #: 028389
    ISBN: 9780756670795
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    This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief write-ups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with permission of DK), the first two chapters, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000) and Early People (40,000-5000BC), have been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the First Civilizations (5000-1200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (1400-1500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ's crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 008616
    ISBN: 9780393059762
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    Fans of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the Worldare thankful she's writing a series for young (and not-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance World is third in this series and tells the story of a world in transition. From the end of the First Crusade through the beginnings of our modern world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks to assert their control; ordinary people seizing power even as kings and emperors cling to their "divine rights"; and world-changing catastrophes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Death); even as adventurous exploration opens up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations accompany the distinctively readable text. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 005268
    ISBN: 9780756619527
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    Learn about the countries of the world—and the people who live there—with this DK book. Divided into six continental sections, each begins with a map of the whole continent followed by descriptions of the people who live there. Each country (or group of countries) then has an individual map showing cities, towns and prominent geographical features. Country pages then go into detail about life in those countries. Colorful maps and photos are beautiful with plenty of action shots, people, and scenery. The text is engaging and interesting in short blurbs. A reference section contains information on world religions or political systems. A glossary and index are included. This is a great addition to your personal library as well as a resource for geography and world cultures. Revised and updated in 2010. 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 022658
    ISBN: 9780785835806
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  • Item #: 074228
    ISBN: 9780300143324
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  • Item #: 073332
    ISBN: 9780794540180
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  • Item #: 068948
    ISBN: 9781499422580
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  • Item #: 067750
    ISBN: 9781426217081
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  • Item #: 057994
    ISBN: 9780679722663
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  • Item #: 055248
    ISBN: 9781936313730
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    Need project ideas for a unit study? Do you want your kids to do some hands-on activities with an Ancient Cultures lesson? This resource is here to help. This book contains twenty ideas covering all seven ancient wonders: Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum of Helicarnassus, and the Pharos of Alexandria. There are informational factoids, as well as travel tips. (For example, if you visit a McDonald's in Egypt, you can order a McFalafel!). The project ideas vary, but all have good directions and how-to illustrations. As an example, when learning about pyramids, you can re-create the sledges used to move the giant stones using pencils and a heavy book. Kids are given the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, then challenged to calculate how long it would take to walk around the base. To solve, mark off twenty feet, time how long it takes to walk the distance, then do the math. Older kids could easily follow directions in here without parent help and share their finished product with you, but younger kids will need some guidance. If you don't have the time to find project ideas elsewhere, this is a great little book of ideas! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 053741
    ISBN: 9780753473795
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    Basher books are such a hoot! The small format and cute illustrations combined with witty and informative text make the whole series a winner. This one goes continent by continent, covering each country in the region with a story written in the first person! Italy tells you about Italy; Uganda tells you about Uganda! You can read it front to back, or just flip open to a page anytime you like and learn a nugget or two. The maps are cartoon-like and general, but it does inspire you to learn about the various countries by thinking of them as “characters.” A nifty map of the world poster (18" x13") folds out from the book. 7"x 7", 200 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050632
    ISBN: 9781936313433
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    Carla Mooney teaches children about the explorers and expeditions of North America with the right balance of written material and twenty-two exciting and practical activities. All activities are related to the topic being studied. For example, when reading about the search for the Northwest Passage, children are given step-by-step instructions to play a sixteenth-century sailor's dice game. When reading about Magellan, children make sand hourglasses, sea biscuits, and sailor's lanyards. Topics discussed are the search for a route to the Indies from Europe over the seas, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, the Spanish Conquistadors, and adventures of discovery inland. Included throughout are biographies, dates, new vocabulary words, and illustrations. The book would work well in a classroom setting or as an independent activity book for any child. 120 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 046640
    ISBN: 9781591745907
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    Anyone can be artistic, anyone can create…with this book! All the supplies that you need are right at your fingertips – literally! This book takes you through the tips and tricks of finger and thumb print art, gives you some practice getting the hang of it and then presents you with a variety of activities and doodle pages. Practice underwater creatures, circus performers, insects and flowers, monkeys, farm animals, dragons, princes and princesses and much more. Play fun games like tic-tac-toe (with your toes!) and four-square! Includes 39-page spiral bound book, 4 ink pads and a black marker. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 045944
    ISBN: 9780689831829
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    Though only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still stands, their greatness is clear from their legacy. This book introduces the seven legendary structures and explains what we know about them – how and why they were built, the function they served, materials used, where they were located, and how they eventually came to ruin. The book doesn't go into exhaustive detail; it just lays out the basics in an easy-to-read, almost storybook kind of way. Every other page in the book is text, while the other is a full-page, full-color illustration of the wonder being discussed. Readers will learn a lot about various ancient civilizations and the renowned monuments they made. By Lynn Curlee, 36 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 044710
    ISBN: 9781786270375
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  • Item #: 043803
    ISBN: 9780395981399
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    This riveting biography provides you with an inside look into the enchanting life of a powerful woman in European history, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born in 1122, she was just fifteen when she inherited her father's vast lands in Aquitaine, France. In a quick political move, the King of France arranged for his son, Louis the VII to marry Eleanor, as a way to gain control of her duchy. Eleanor was a well-educated woman, politically savvy, and not content to be confined by the traditional gender roles of her time. By the time she was twenty-nine she grew tired of her marriage to Louis, and she sought after a divorce. Afterwards, she pursued her next groom, Henry the Duke of Normandy. Henry soon was named the rightful heir to the English throne, and he took his place there in 1154. The author also points out that Eleanor was not only one of the most powerful political figures of her day, but she also helped to shape the future for the arts and humanities, as it was one of her true passions. This insightful narrative is a must-read for any lover of French and English history. Pb, 183 pgs.

  • Item #: 041925
    ISBN: 9780199936762
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    Used as a resource for the upper levels of the History Odyssey program, this book from a secular publisher presents a truly global and comprehensive world history tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages from what is known as "pre-history" through the entrance into the twenty-first century. And all in a mere 1225 pages (hb)! Highly readable, interspersed with historical maps, this newly revised work provides a great narrative of the human species. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 036930
    ISBN: 9781465422491
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  • Item #: 036324
    ISBN: 9781786033444
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  • Item #: 029788
    ISBN: 9781595230898
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    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume I covers the period from 1898 (Spanish-American War) through 1945. The book is broken into 5 lengthy chapters that cover pre-WW I, WW I, post-WW I through 1929; the 1930's, and WW II. Each chapter begins with brief highlights of the years covered. The text is informative and engaging, which is a good thing because graphics are non-existent, except for the occasional map. You will appreciate the writing style and content, particularly if you believe that the U.S. has achieved like no other country. The book is 427 pages of text, with another 63 pages devoted to footnotes and index.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 028741
    ISBN: 9780792236955
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    If anyone can show us the history of the world, it is National Geographic. From the earliest times through 2005, the history of the world is described, outlined, and shown in full color. The book begins with a discussion of "prehistory" as an alternative to creation a section that spends about 30 pages guessing and assuming an alternative theory of early history. Actual recorded history is divided into 7 time periods: First Empires (ca. 7000 B.C.-200A.D), Ancient World (2500 B.C.-900 A.D.), Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), Early Modern Period (16th-18th Century), Modern Era (1789-1914), World Wars and Interwar Period (1914-1945), and the Contemporary World (1945-2005). Each of these sections is packed with information-rich text, photos, paintings, illustrations, maps, and short bios. There are two types of timelines in the book: a running timeline along the bottom of each page, which details the date of events and important people through history, and 4 fold-out timelines one of the Roman Empire, one for the Reformation, one chronicling the French Revolution, and one covering WWII. Point to note: there are photos and paintings that show nudity and dead bodies. 636 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 014742
    ISBN: 9780769642574
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  • Item #: 004819
    ISBN: 9781622236923
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    This consumable workbook’s puzzle activities are designed to reinforce important world geography concepts such as location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. Units feature geography facts that pertain to selected countries around the world, and then challenge students to complete a variety of puzzles such as crosswords, word searches and hidden messages in order to expand their knowledge of a particular nation. The profile of each country includes basic information such as its capital, population, governmental structure, as well as its unique land formations and wildlife. This puzzle collection includes several black and white photos, a user-friendly format, and a helpful answer key. 42 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
    Retail: $28.95
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     Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne