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  • Item #: 001359
    ISBN: 9780140513318
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    An excellent reference book revealing the changing face of Egypt through the ages and its rulers via maps, photographs, and cultural and historical narrative.
  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – 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 #: 003618
    ISBN: 9780753468753
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    We looked at several different alternatives before selecting this volume as a basic world history reference book. As with any secular product, we contend with the "dating" problems (the book dates the beginning of history at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references. However, the book is an excellent reference with many outstanding features:

  • It's all in one book (491 pgs) making it a handy reference for studies of any and all time periods.
  • The paper is nice and thick, designed to tolerate years of "wear and tear".
  • Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles.
  • Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including photographs and charts as well as annotated maps.
  • A handy reference section at the back of the book that has lists of national leaders throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries.
  • The comprehensive indexing makes it easy to quickly find the information or related articles you need.
  • This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World a number of years ago. Although similar, there are some differences in this new book. Curriculums that refer to the original book may not correspond exactly to the replacement version. We think this will be a volume you will use again and again, not just for world history studies, but for unit studies of all kinds.

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

  • Item #: 023581
    ISBN: 9781623412036
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  • Item #: 023582
    ISBN: 9781623412043
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  • Item #: 041246
    ISBN: 9781623412487
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    Lessons featuring Medieval History themes including Byzantine Empire, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Battle of Hastings, Knights, King Arthur, Lady Godiva (actually a story about tax relief), Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and Men of the Reinaissance among others incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Vocabulary cards, quizzes, and games are included. 29 lessons, revised - now made up of a teacher/student set with the student book also available separately.

  • Item #: 033849
    ISBN: 9781623412470
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  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 032558
    ISBN: 9781623412661
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  • Item #: 054172
    ISBN: 9781623410414
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    It seems I'm part of a growing number of people who prefer to purchase a hardcopy book rather than rely on downloading and printing. If you're with me, you'll be glad to know that IEW has started publishing this notebook (long available as a free download to those who have purchased their courses). Used as a resource for all of their theme-based writing lessons, it's also a good reference for any student using the IEW method of writing. Included are reference pages for stylistic techniques, models of structure, strong verbs, -ly words, quality adjectives, five senses/emotions, decorations, transitional words/phrases, grammar rules, and charts/checklists. Spiral-bound with updated layout for 2016. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 036000
    ISBN: 9781623412302
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  • Item #: 068553
    ISBN: 9781623412319
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  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
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    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 036001
    ISBN: 9781623412326
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  • Item #: 032557
    ISBN: 9781623412685
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  • Item #: 005975
    ISBN: 9781623410285
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    An odd word, freedomship is used in conjunction with education and means learning what it takes and means to be citizens of a free country. It's an extension of the Thomas Jefferson Education idea of Leadership Education (Oliver De Mille) – teaching children to be leaders. In this video series, Andrew Pudewa (founder of the Institute for Excellence in Education) traces the relationship of the ideas of freedomship and entrepreneurial education and their relationship to both Leadership Education and to homeschooling. In the process, he takes a look at the history of American education and what constituted the foundation of the education of our Founding Fathers. He also presents a strong argument for the value of becoming an entrepreneur. This seminar is directed to parents and includes a question and answer session at the end. A bonus audio CD is included with the set. Mr. Pudewa's talk on Nature Deficit Disorder will cause you to pause and evaluate not only our culture's attitude but also your own family's interactions with nature. Are you or your children operating from a nature deficit disorder? If so, you might find yourself making some changes in your lifestyle. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 068568
    ISBN: 9781623412722
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  • Item #: 068566
    ISBN: 9781623412715
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  • Item #: 068555
    ISBN: 9781623412494
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  • Item #: 022402
    ISBN: 9780984549665
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    While many believe that print media is a dying medium, the skills of collecting data, reporting on events, and writing articles in a straightforward way are still valuable in today's society. If you have students interested in print journalism or just want to expose them to this specific form of writing, this worktext from Institute for Excellence in Writing does a thorough job of presenting the basics and providing instruction. It focuses specifically on print media, and while it touches on blogs, magazines, etc., it really is concerned mostly with newspapers. Teacher instruction is minimal as the book is written directly to the student and leads into assignments during explanations of different aspects. The book gives a very brief history of journalism and then gets right into giving tips and practice for writing. Students will build background skills like knowing their audience, generating and narrowing ideas, investigating and interviewing, and more. An Associated Press Style Guide is recommended so students can use the proper style and learn how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism. Once students get an idea of the basic skills they need, they learn about the different types of stories, like news, features, and opinions, and the formats they are written in. Tips on drafting, editing, quoting, etc. are all included so writers learn how to write seamless stories using the format and style that's most acceptable in professional journalism. After each chapter are review questions that will make sure students understand the finer points, and of course additional writing assignments throughout the chapters give students hands-on experience at writing articles. Unlike my journalism classes in college, this book admits that the way a person reports on events depends a lot on their worldview. It discusses relativism and theism and gives examples of how a story can be different when told using these conflicting views. It shows how to truly keep your worldview out when reporting the facts, but how writers can apply their worldview in different writings like opinion pieces. Instruction is also given on how to find a market for your work and writing query letters, as well as the physical aspects of a newspaper, like how to do layout and design to pull an entire newspaper together. With good basic instruction and plenty of examples and prompts for students to write, this program is perfect for practicing writing skills and learning what the wonderful world of journalism is all about. Answer key included, reproducible, 148 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 068567
    ISBN: 9781623412739
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  • Item #: 068565
    ISBN: 9781623412678
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  • Item #: 034085
    ISBN: 9780792236603
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    This National Geographic biography features the story of Alexander the Great. The book is a excellent resource as it shares information from Alexander's life in four sections. The first shares about his childhood, including information on his parents and his favorite pastimes. The second informs us about his young adult life, becoming king, and his wives and family. The third section tells about his military conquests and gives details on all the areas he conquered, as well as his tactics and strategies. The final section depicts Alexander's final days, what happened to his body, and the legacy he left behind. Throughout the book, color pictures show relics from the time of Alexander, including art, statues, and ruins. A timeline runs through the entire book at the bottom of each page, highlighting important events. Famous quotes from Alexander or things said about him are sporadically accented. The story-telling tone of the book makes it easy to read and, coupled with the great illustrations, makes the historical information come alive. A short glossary and index are included. Hardback, 64 pages. ~ Rachel S.
  • Item #: 041740
    ISBN: 9781599153315
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    Weaving Old Testament stories with verifiable historical writings from Josephus and others, H.A. Guerber gives us an engaging narrative of Jewish history. Beginning with the days of creation and concluding with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, this thorough historical account makes a perfect read aloud to teach children the beauty of the God's story as detailed in the Old Testament. Interestingly in the preface, the author defines her purpose as familiarizing all children-whether Jewish, Protestant, Roman Catholic or Freethinker Heritage--with Old Testament stories so they can better understand the allusions which appear in juvenile literature, as well as appreciate historically significant works of art. An excellent introduction to ancient history to supplement your history curriculum or a delightful living book to accomplish a Charlotte Mason education. Unabridged reproduction from Yesterday's Classics. SC. 278 pg. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 007719
    ISBN: 9780316515269
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    Over two-thousand years ago, a very smart baby was born. This intelligent infant quickly grew into a curious youth, and eventually to a studious scholar with an ever-insatiable sense of wonder about the world. Although he excelled in all subject areas, his favorite topic of study was geography. This story of Eratosthenes is written directly to children and engages them in the lively, interesting text and illustrations even while presenting the great accomplishments of this ancient Greek's lifetime. 48 pgs, hc. - Melissa

  • Item #: 035995
    ISBN: 9781623410957
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    Suppose your junior or senior high student has been through Level B or C of the Student Writing Intensive (SWI) seminar and has a good understanding of how to write a paragraph using topic and clincher sentences. He may even have a little bit of experience with essay writing but you feel he needs more instruction and practice with essays. This course is for you! Focusing specifically on the structure and content of essay writing, it's an extension and refinement of IEW's Unit VIII (on the formal essay). Utilizing a four-step teaching strategy which includes preliminary instruction, modeling, practice with help, and "on your own" work, this ten-week course by Lesha Myers takes the student step-by-step through the essay-writing process. Teaching units include thesis statements, essay organization, transitions, introductions, and conclusions and end with descriptive and persuasive essay practice. The course book includes student pages with instruction written directly to the student and teacher pages that include helps (grading and schedules) and unit by unit lesson plans.

  • Item #: 047500
    ISBN: 9780984099078
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  • Item #: 047501
    ISBN: 9781623410452
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