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  • Item #: 070824
    ISBN: 9781594764660
    Retail: $18.95
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    The Teacher Resource Kit is 3-hole punched and includes answer keys for the activity pages, 10 section quizzes and answers, and chapter tests (5) with answers. Also included is a digital download of components. According to the publisher, this is appropriate for one social studies credit for grades 7-9.

  • Item #: 070823
    ISBN: 9781594764608
    Retail: $8.95
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    Textbooks are approximately 40 pgs. each and provide textual information, along with black and white photos, graphs, maps and charts to reinforce the textual information. Vocabulary words are in bold with a vocabulary box with definition on the same page.

  • Item #: 070822
    ISBN: 9781594764653
    Retail: $6.45
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    Consumable, activity books  include fill in the blank, multiple choice and matching exercises. Each student will need his/her own copy.

  • Item #: 070821
    ISBN: 9781594764592
    Retail: $8.95
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    Textbooks are approximately 40 pgs. each and provide textual information, along with black and white photos, graphs, maps and charts to reinforce the textual information. Vocabulary words are in bold with a vocabulary box with definition on the same page.

  • Item #: 070820
    ISBN: 9781594764646
    Retail: $6.45
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    Consumable, activity books  include fill in the blank, multiple choice and matching exercises. Each student will need his/her own copy.

  • Item #: 070819
    ISBN: 9781594764585
    Retail: $8.95
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    Textbooks  are approximately 40 pgs. each and provide textual information, along with black and white photos, graphs, maps and charts to reinforce the textual information. Vocabulary words are in bold with a vocabulary box with definition on the same page.

  • Item #: 070818
    ISBN: 9781594764639
    Retail: $6.45
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    Consumable, activity books  include fill in the blank, multiple choice and matching exercises. Each student will need his/her own copy.

  • Item #: 070817
    ISBN: 9781594764578
    Retail: $8.95
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    Textbooks are approximately 40 pgs. each and provide textual information, along with black and white photos, graphs, maps and charts to reinforce the textual information. Vocabulary words are in bold with a vocabulary box with definition on the same page.

  • Item #: 070816
    ISBN: 9781594764622
    Retail: $6.45
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    Consumable, activity books  include fill in the blank, multiple choice and matching exercises. Each student will need his/her own copy.

  • Item #: 070815
    ISBN: 9781594764561
    Retail: $8.95
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    Textbooks are approximately 40 pgs. each and provide textual information, along with black and white photos, graphs, maps and charts to reinforce the textual information. Vocabulary words are in bold with a vocabulary box with definition on the same page.

  • Item #: 070814
    ISBN: 9781594764615
    Retail: $6.45
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    Consumable, activity books  include fill in the blank, multiple choice and matching exercises. Each student will need his/her own copy.

  • Item #: 067071
    ISBN: 9781594764790
    Retail: $59.55
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     Concluding with the profound observation, America is a great nation and people are needed to practice, protect and promote economic liberty, this course introduces students to the history of economic thought, and modern economic issues currently facing America, before family economics, entrepreneurship and power of education are explored.

      One semester in length, the full course kit contains 3 Texts, 3 Activity books and the Teacher’s Resource Kit (TRK), along with the TRK digital download.  Designed for independent study, each text, called a chapter, cover fifteen topics.  Each text contains the lesson reading, bold vocabulary words with definitions in a vocabulary “box” on the page, life principle quotes and video clips via a QRC codes. Corresponding activity books provide questions for each topic. Questions are fill in the blank and matching, with lines to write the life principle.

    The Teacher’s Resource Kit includes black line masters for section quizzes (9), chapter tests (3), quiz and chapter test answer keys, activity answer keys, and the table of contents. Black line masters are reproducible for classroom use.

      Chapter 1 introduces students to economics as the engine by which capitalism, free enterprise, private property and the relationship between employees, employers, and entrepreneurs create jobs. Additionally, this chapter also explores government regulation, supply and demand, and economic factors such as taking risks, investments and profit and loss. The evolution of economic precepts and principles, from ancient Greece, Rome, Europe and the Dark Ages are explored. Historical persons that shaped modern economic theory are presented including Moses, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, William Penn, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. This chapter also delves into the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War, and their impact on economics. Worth mentioning, the impact of an economy based on Biblical principles is discussed for its historical value and includes a look at Marxism and Darwinian theory. Chapter 2 further explores the history of the Judeo-Christian and European influences that were foundational to the capitalism in the United States. The authors compare the historical teachings of Catholic and Ana-Baptist beliefs and provide a brief overview of the Protestant reformation and the influences of the Church on economic philosophy. This is done neutrally with no scripture verse support or proselytizing noted.  An in-depth look is given to the economic significance of the US Constitution, Mayflower Compact and the Bill of Rights. Students will briefly examine the impact of the industry, railroads, progressive education, unions, the New Deal, welfare, immigration, private organizations and “trickle-down economics.” Chapter 3 reviews contemporary economic issues including banking, creditors, credit cards, checking accounts, debt, impulse buying, mortgages, dividends, stock market, collateral, loans, bankruptcies, insurance, real estate, gross and net income, inflation, IRAs and 401Ks, tax audits, and much more.  Students are also introduced to the pros and cons of starting and operating a small business, along with post high school options: college, trade school, and military.

      A captivating look at the foundations of economic philosophy that will appeal to students-especially those without a desire to study the math and deeper theories of economic thought. All texts and activity books are softcover. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 067070
    ISBN: 9781594764677
    Retail: $95.95
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  • Item #: 063646
    ISBN: 9781626110052
    Retail: $21.95
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    With the goal of being self-explanatory, self-paced and self-contained, this course was written for the homeschooled student in mind. Free pronunciation recordings are available online in an mp3 format and an answer key is in the back of the book itself. Tests can be done by backing up to the previous lesson and having your student translate the exercises there. A parent can use the answer key to grade these, or have the student correct their own work. Students are encouraged to do 30 minutes a day rather than a longer session once or twice a week, but many of the lessons might take only15-20 minutes. This is a stripped down way to introduce your students to French. Each lesson is only a page long for the first 21 lessons and not much longer after that (1-3 pgs). You will cover basics of how to learn French such as pronunciation, gender, formal vs. informal language, some pronouns, beginner vocabulary, expressions which have a cultural element and other useful basics. While there is not enough content here for a full high school credit, after completing this book, your student would be ready for a first year high school level program having never had any other language instruction. This would also be a good option for an older elementary student or a middleschooler interested in French. Both Getting Started with French and Getting Started with Spanish are good ways for a student (and their parents) to see if they are really interested in the further study of a language. Helpful glossary in the back, 281 pp, sc, 8” x 11” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 058442
    ISBN: 9780615822457
    Retail: $49.95
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    Teaching young people the value of proper nutrition is a valuable endeavor that is often overlooked. If you have a desire to teach your sons and daughters proper, whole foods nutrition, meal planning and cooking, this one semester course may be perfect to meet your needs. And if you were never taught the benefits of and how to prepare whole, organic, or living foods, you might be interested in learning right along with them!

    Designed for independent study, your role as a parent/instructor is to assist the student as needed, teach them location (and proper use) of kitchen equipment, and record their grade. Instructor overview, grade sheets (divided into 2 nine-week charts), required equipment and supplies, optional equipment and supplies, along with pantry and refrigerator staple items are provided before the course is initiated. As a side note, required equipment and supplies typically are common kitchen items, although you may need to add a food processor, grain mill, and a powerful blender.

    Weekly lessons are well organized and easy to implement. Beginning with a shopping list for the week, the lessons are organized into a five days per week schedule. The first day incorporates a scripture memory verse and related reading, and weekly homework assignments. Consecutive days provide brief review and meal preparation activity, which includes an ingredient listing and step by step instructions. Each meal has a dedicated day-for example: Tuesday breakfast, Wednesday lunch, Thursday dinner, and Friday focused on healthy desserts or side dishes. Most days also include related dinner discussion questions or starters. Throughout the course of study, students will learn the rationale for eating healthy, economics of food choices and shopping, proper table etiquette, grinding wheat for bread, planting an herb garden, canning, and diverse palates for healthy eating. Appendix includes two exams to be completed, one at the end of 9 weeks and the other at 18 weeks. Answer key is also included. An excellent, introduction to home-economics for families striving to live nutritionally well. Considered one semester, I would pair it with Light Speed Nutrition (#051984) DVDs for more nutrition instruction at the high school level. Spiral Bound. 267 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055694
    Retail: $114.70
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    Designed for independent studies, this new elective course from Starline Press may be exactly what you are looking for! Known for their ease of use, clarity of instruction and infused character traits, Starline Press provides a state aligned standards based option for homeschooling families. The Home Economics course contains 6 units covering vital topics such as nutrition, menu planning, common kitchen equipment, cooking terminology and techniques, grocery shopping, recipes, table setting, kitchen maintenance household cleaning, laundry care, household organization, survival sewing skill, home ownership, employment and budgeting. Learning assessment is via short answer questions, fill-in-the blank questions, multiple choice questions and varied related projects. Each unit concludes with a test to assess learning prior to moving on. SC. Pages vary 30-40 per unit. Available only in complete sets with answer/test keys. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055691
    Retail: $174.50
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    Starline Press is a character-based, state standards aligned curriculum that is designed for independent study. This consumer math course is set up in 10 units, one year to complete, for one full high school credit. Topics covered in this series of workbooks are addition of whole numbers/decimals/percents, subtraction with whole numbers/negative numbers/decimals/percents, handling a checking account, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, units of measure, angles/triangles/quadrilaterals, planes & solid shapes, circle concepts, using variables, geometry & formulas, data analysis, mean/median/mode/range, tables & graphs, equations, writing expressions, order of operations, reasoning, relevant/irrelevant & missing information.

  • Item #: 054743
    ISBN: 9780929320199
    Retail: $23.99
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    What's the most useful book for a new homeschooler - or any homeschooler for that matter? In my opinion, it's Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks. Why? Because this book includes everything you need to get started - an overview of homeschooling methods, encouragement to develop your own philosophy of education, information on your child's learning styles, an idea of when children need to learn what (where the Common Core State Standards are discussed), and of course the 102 Top Picks. Cathy Duffy empathizes with new homeschoolers faced with an overwhelming array of choices and provides the perspective and tools they need to become competent and wise homeschool moms/dads. The 102 products are listed first in a handy reference chart and then each one is individually reviewed. The 102 Top Picks chart is an amazingly useful tool. Each product's characteristics are noted - how it works with each learning style; how much parent/teacher instruction and prep time is required; whether it works for independent study, one-to-one, or with a group; whether it's grade level specific or multilevel; the amount of writing required; ease of use for the teacher; how necessary the teacher's manual is; whether it supports Charlotte Mason or classical education; and, lastly, if its publisher is protestant, catholic, secular, or secular but 'Christian friendly". See what I mean? Just in the chart alone you get a wonderfully pinpointed view of each curriculum product - and that's before you read the well-written, informative reviews. Reviews are presented within chapters dedicated to educational subjects – phonics, reading, & literature; language arts: grammar & composition; language arts: spelling, vocabulary & handwriting; mathematics; history, geography & social studies; science; unit studies, all-in-one programs, & online courses; and selected electives. Each chapter is more than just a collection of product reviews. Take history, geography & social studies for example. Ms. Duffy starts with a short introduction that includes her Christian perspective on how to approach the divergent resources and worldviews one finds in this area. An amazing inclusion in this chapter is a six-page listing of "real" books by time periods and topics. The thirteen product reviews include a number of series and are extensive, providing complete contact and price information as well as insightful general and detailed information. This is an update of 101 Top Picks which was an update on 100 Top Picks which was a new take on Ms. Duffy's previous curriculum review manuals. She brings a seasoned, Christian perspective to every aspect of evaluating homeschool curriculum. I'll keep two of these books on my shelves - one to refer to and one to loan to friends. 347 pgs. pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 045625
    ISBN: 9781594762246
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  • Item #: 044406
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  • Item #: 043490
    ISBN: 9781601441454
    Retail: $0.00
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    Not just a course in logic, but also in critical reading, reasoning, and problem solving as well. This is not a course designed for independent study, but is interesting enough to enjoy working through with your students. (With 4 children in the appropriate age range, weââ‚™ve taken to using the supper table for our discussion-type lessons. It sure beats some of our less educational dinnertime chit-chat! This series is broad in scope and topics covered (see contents below). The books contain interesting real-life situations. A ââ‚Å"logicalâ₝ follow-up to Building Thinking Skills from the same publisher.
  • Item #: 064767
    Retail: $5.25
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    Dash off an important document and seal it with an official looking wax seal and stamp. Kit includes a 4” stick of rich red sealing wax that you light and drip onto your paper, then stamp it with the well-made metal stamp of a book & quill (.75” diam. with 1.5” handle.) Add to your study of the American Revolution! Great for crafting and gift wrap too.

  • Item #: 005652
    ISBN: 9780971412996
    Retail: $17.95
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    Subtitled “From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners,” this volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. The forty-two chapters are told in a similar style to the first two volumes, with each chapter divided up into shorter readings of a couple pages each, just enough to grab most children’s attention and keep it until they begin to tire of history, and their minds begin to wander. And Susan Wise Bauer’s exciting and engaging way of putting the “story” back into history, chances are they may even be begging for more! Like the other volumes, she also does a terrific job of taking the typical “European” slant out of her telling of world history, while incorporating events and people from all over the world in her chronological presentation, giving children a much more “complete” picture than they would likely otherwise get. As with the other volumes, this book is not meant to cover everything in the time period, but to hit the high points and serve as a springboard to explore people, events, and eras more thoroughly as desired. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the “New World”, spread of slavery, the “Sun King” of France, English in India, imperialist China, revolutionary war, Captain Cook’s explorations, age of industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more.

    The text is available in a paperback or spiral-bound version. The activity book is a bound paperback.- Jess

  • Item #: 064756
    Retail: $6.25
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      Studying history is part of the core curriculum all kids learn. Your family history is another way to make your children connect with the past – their past. This is easier than ever to do with online resources, but talking with older generations is much more fun and interesting for all parties. Once you have the names of great-great-great-great-great Grandpa Joe and Grandma June, preserve your research on a beautiful document. This large family tree comes rolled up and measures 16” x 20” with a large antique-looking tree in the middle and lots of room to write family members’ names. Beginning with a married couple, there is space for 5 children, 5 siblings of the Mom and Dad, and 7 generations back of grandparents. The paper itself is crinkly it’s made to look and feel like real parchment. You can write on it with any type of pen/ink. It certainly has the look of the Declaration of Independence; your finished product will certainly be frame-worthy as well! What a great project to do together! Use your best handwriting and practice your spelling ahead of time, you won’t want to use white out on this elegant document. ~Sara

  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
    Retail: $17.95
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    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 003354
    ISBN: 9780141312422
    Retail: $7.99
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    An account of Sam's adventures as he lives alone on his grandfather's mountain for a year. Sam lives in the trunk of a tree, catches and trains a falcon, and makes his own clothing.

  • Item #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
    Retail: $0.00
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       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 051736
    ISBN: 9780765267597
    Retail: $9.97
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  • Item #: 041228
    ISBN: 9780310708254
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This is a great book for introducing younger children to the moving and powerful stories from the Bible. In a storybook format, it takes the reader through Genesis to Revelation, showing how the Bible is one big story about God and His plan for the world. The stories are paraphrased and written so young children can understand them and what they mean. They are surprisingly insightful and will captivate kids while they learn more about God and become familiar with Bible stories. Full-color pages feature illustrations of the stories, and the book is great for reading out-loud or for slightly older kids to read independently. Measures 6.5" x 7.75" and is about an inch thick. 352 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 039241
    Retail: $9.99
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