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  • Item #: 015649
    ISBN: 9780972026505
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  • Item #: 001688
    ISBN: 9780972026512
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    Craft and color a city with nothing but paper & tape! This playset features 68 stickers & paper shapes, 4 paper cups, 2 paper landscapes, and 6 colored rolls of easy-tear tape. Tape the included paper crafts to decorate them, add your own, form a cityscape, and start playing!

  • Item #: 024312
    ISBN: 9780972026536
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    ISBN: 9780972026529
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  • Item #: 030981
    ISBN: 9780972026550
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    This CD combines all of the figures found in the individual History Through the Ages timeline sets to provide you with figures representing people and events from creation to the present. Over 1,200 black and white figures (both wall and notebook-sized) can easily be printed off with solely the name and date or with accompanying text providing information about that event or individual. Adobe Reader required; Windows and Mac compatible.

  • Item #: 040513
    ISBN: 9780972026574
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    Examines the reasons for exploration, a sailor's life, ships, navigation, 23 explorer profiles, pirates and more.

  • Item #: 040512
    ISBN: 9780972026581
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    Covers the life and customs of the American colonists – such areas as home life, clothing, food, artisans, holidays, pastimes and more.

  • 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 #: 045465
    ISBN: 9780981552361
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    Explores slavery, Southern secession, battles of the Civil War, Lincoln's assasination and Reconstruction.

  • Item #: 041899
    ISBN: 9780981552309
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    Covers presidents, statehoods, the War of 1812, pioneers and the Westward movement, Native Americans, the Mexican-American War and more.

  • Item #: 055068
    ISBN: 9780984204144
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    An excellent supplement for hands-on learners, this CD-ROM containing printable PDF files will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your history studies. The Guide Book Text introduces the "travel" itinerary, including tips and a planner so you can prepare ahead of time for the 25 lessons (called Stops). Each Stop includes fact filled, engaging readings which are created to be all you need for a compact or supplementary study. Several of the 'stops' also offer more than one project allowing you and your children options along the way. While some of the projects will require students to research further, others have all the necessary information provided.

    Activities vary and include creative writing, recipes, mapping activities, timelines, games, notebook activities, crafts, and lapbooks. Masters, detailed instructions, illustrations, and photos of finished products are all included to fully equip the parent for a successful hands-on history experience. An additional resource section offers a variety of books, videos, music ideas, bibliography of nonfiction books and websites, and research projects to accompany the projects if parents/students want to become further immersed into the Middle Ages! Reproducible for immediate family use only. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 007496
    ISBN: 9780972026567
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    Do you love the hands-on style and visual aid of timelines with historical figures on them, but arenââ‚™t sure how to put one together? This book by Amy Pak takes away the guess work by suggesting exactly where figures should be placed on a timeline. You can put the figures wherever you want (at the birth of a person, at their death, or when they did something great) but this book gives some great tips for how to put together a timeline in an organized, consistent manner. The beginning pages of the guide discusses timelines in general and talks about sizing the figures, coloring, adhering, paper choice, and how to use the finished timelines to teach. The Table of Contents makes it easy to find specific pages in the Record of Time and the Index makes it easy to place specific figures from the History Through the Ages timeline figure sets. Placing the figures in the Record of Time notebook will no longer be intimidating after you see the suggested placements given in this useful book. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 059817
    ISBN: 9780991367825
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    Containing 299 black and white wall size timeline figures on heavy cardstock, these figures are the perfect supplement to complete the MOH timeline activities or use alongside another history study. Illustrations will need to be cut out (not perforated) and measure approximately 2.5” x 3.5” with the date and brief text summarization of event/person. No timeline is included with the figures. Reproducible for family use only. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 046130
    ISBN: 9780981552347
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  • Item #: 030982
    ISBN: 9780972026543
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    This 12 ¼" x 9" binder provides you with a handy place to record the chronology of history from 5000 B.C. to today. Beginning in 5000 B.C. each sturdy page holds a bold horizontal line across the middle of the page representing 1000 years. The span of time on each page quickly decreases to only 50 years by 650 B.C. and then slowly fluctuates from between 100-5 years on each page from 0 A.D. to the present, varying to allow all major events and figures to be marked. At least one year is marked on every page below the timeline in order to provide you with markers, and quotes from people throughout history adorn the top or bottom of every couple pages. Following the 112 timeline pages are 17 blank maps of ancient times and the world today. This book is nicely packaged in a 3-ring binder, allowing you to easily flip through the pages and view specific dates. You may easily use this record for writing or drawing in events and people yourself as you study, or see above for accompanying timeline packets. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 024817
    ISBN: 9780991367863
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  • Item #: 025105
    ISBN: 9780471330974
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    This time, Janice VanCleave takes us through the history of science, with an focus on each scientific discipline and how it has changed over time. The book consists of six chapters, which examine the histories of: science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. Each chapter and experiment opens with a "Did You Know" section to acquaint students with that time period, or an explanation of how a similar experiment was important to scientific discovery. Once the students understand the context, it's time to experiment! An objective or purpose, materials list, step-by-step directions, results, additional information and bibliography are included for each activity. For example, in the experiment on planetary motion, students will read about how early astronomers plotted orbits, then make a model of Neptune and Pluto's orbits, and discover for themselves why they don't "crash into each other". Neccessary materials are all around-the-house items, and as the experiments are geared for the elementary ages, most of them are not terribly involved or difficult to do. Even scientists too young to "stand on the shoulders of giants" can follow in their footsteps with these activities! - Jess

  • Item #: 010750
    ISBN: 9781892427069
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    Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in the beginning of this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ…the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to the history of the world. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and chronologically continues through the early church and moves into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history. ~ Steph
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  • Item #: 004198
    ISBN: 9781933407920
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    Teaching History Through Art covers ancient history through the Renaissance. Because a culture's art gives insights into their society, ample illustrations, lively and informative text, and related activities teach us about civilizations through the ages. For example, one activity is on Vase Painting, with information related to the Archaic period from about the late seventh century B.C. to 480 B.C. Two photographs of Grecian vases are displayed, with corresponding art activities. One is to make a vase with a picture on it, starting with self-hardening clay. Directions are included for coil building a vase. Another idea is given for painting on a coffee can, to experience painting on a curved surface. Directions for surface preparation and completion are included. Another page relates the story of the Bayeux Tapestry, along with a scene from the artwork. The corresponding art activity is to produce a three-foot mural relating another famous battle in history, using oil or chalk pastels. Still another page tells about the navigator and explorer Captain Cook. After a brief but interesting biographical sketch, students are given directions to build their own ship in a bottle. Renaissance topics, along with wonderful art activities, include: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Galileo, Gutenberg, Dürer, Mercator, Boticelli, Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in the Renaissance, St. Peter's Basilica, Peter Paul Rubens, Painting in the Renaissance, Triptych, and Illuminated Manuscripts. Each gives you well-researched and interesting background information, along with a correlated art activity. This book would be easy to incorporate into any history study, particularly the literature-based programs from Greenleaf Press, Beautiful Feet, or Hillside Academy.

  • Item #: 029218
    ISBN: 9780471252221
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    What a great idea! Janice VanCleave introduces kids to the lives of famous scientists through short biographies and simple experiments that illustrates each scientist's discovery. The book is divided into two parts. Part One introduces types of scientists (astronomers, biologists, chemists, earth scientists, and physicists), although more than 5 types are profiled in this book. Here, you'll learn about the general history of each field. Part Two covers 20 specific scientists, each with an easy to read biography with scientific terms printed in bold so they can be referenced in the included glossary. Each biography is followed by an experiment, an extension activity, and recommendations for additional reading about that scientist. Aside from scientists you'd typically expect to be in a book like this (Einstein, the Curies, Galileo), many are refreshingly new names (Alhazen - optics, Mary Anning - paleontology, Rachel Carson - environmental biology). ~ Anh

  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 052823
    ISBN: 9781857073256
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    You probably wouldn't guess it by the way I dress, but I love fashion, especially fashion history. If you can picture a cross between a pop-up book, paper dolls and fashion history, that's what you get here. On each spread, there's a fold-out panel of general historical information and an overview of men's, women's and children's costumes for that era. The majority of the spread is filled with an illustrated family, about the size of your average paper dolls. Each member of the family is wearing a paper flap costume typical of what you might see for that period in history, often in several layers, from the outerwear to the underwear (the last layer is at page level and nobody is left naked – they're all wearing underpants). You can literally flip up the clothing flaps and read a few sentences printed on the underside to find out more about each article of clothing. For example, the Roman man wears three layers; the toga praetexta, the tunica exteriorum, and the tunica subucula. The Roman woman wears a palla, a stola and a subucula as well. The children's clothes are usually simpler, and are often modified examples of the adults' clothing. Small vignettes around the borders of the page highlight shoes, jewelry, hairstyles and accessories. This is one of those books you wish was hundreds of pages long, but unfortunately there are only 13 spreads, featuring the Roman empire, the Middle Ages, the 15th century, the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 1901-1920, 1920's, 1930's, 1940's-1950's, and 1960's. I could have literally spent a couple of hours with this book, it's so packed with details, flaps and neat little tidbits! – Jess

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 068039
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    ISBN: 9781403488206
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    ISBN: 9781879097971
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  • Item #: 012152
    ISBN: 9780802817778
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    The first paragraph from the preface of this book offers a wonderful insight into this book. It reads: "The story of the Christian Church is intensely interesting. It deals with some of the most dramatic episodes in history. For the children of God it is also instructive and inspiring. They regard it as a heritage that should be passed on to their children." This book was created as a textbook for a Christian-perspective class about church history. The text is divided into five sections, and spans history from 33 A.D. to present times. The five sections cover the young Christian Church, the Church in the Middle Ages, the Church in the Reformation, the Church After the Reformation, and the Church in the New World. Each section is then further divided into chapters which discuss the growth of the church, divisions, rises and declines of power, reformations, the church in various countries, various denominations, and lots of other components of church history. After each chapter, review questions are offered to promote further thinking about the chapter and its relevance to current life. The questions can be rather complex and are probably best used with students from the upper grades. Maps and timelines throughout the book correlate with the text, and dozens of black and white photographs with captions illustrate the events. 412 pgs w/ index. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 025709
    ISBN: 9780975290828
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