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  • Item #: 049584
    ISBN: 9781893103627
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you've never read a Holling C. Holling book, you're in for a treat! These are lovely, "old fashioned" books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central "character"'s adventures or experiences. It's difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: 000167
    ISBN: 9781506400105
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    An excellent mapbook and companion to the Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History, the atlas contains a brief introduction, 30 maps, a gazetteer, key locations, and Biblical references to events for each major historical period in the history of Israel. 32 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 034727
    ISBN: 9780393320978
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    In this edition, the 3100+ lines of the poem are presented side-by-side in Old English and modern English. The highly readable, modern translation is done by author Seamus Heaney, the 1995 laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney also writes the introduction, which provides historical background and some analysis of the poem. - Anh

  • Item #: 019931
    ISBN: 9780553296983
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    An unforgettable, stirring first-hand account of the Holocaust, as you read Anne's diary and share her innermost thoughts, dreams, and fears.

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 010029
    ISBN: 9780393253627
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      The 4th edition of this Classical favorite updates all product information (eliminating products which are no longer available and substituting new favorites for previous recommendations). The general organization and structure of the book is the same, although a new introduction/overview section on homeschooling high school has been added.

    If you're looking for some real guidance in product/curriculum selection for providing your child with a "classical" education, here it is -- down to the titles of the books and where to find them! These ladies have very clear recommendations for each subject area, both for elementary through eighth grade and high school levels, and they're anxious to share them with you. Written by a mother and her daughter (a second-generation homeschooler), the book provides what many are looking for - concrete, specific recommendations for materials to help in providing an academically rigorous, comprehensive education. Using the trivium as their pattern for education, the book is divided into sections by stage: the Grammar stage (grades K through 4), the Logic stage (grades 5 through 8), and the Rhetoric stage (high school). They wrote this book after coming to the conclusion that "if you want your child to have an excellent education, you need to take charge of it yourself. You don't have to reform your entire school system. All you have to do is teach your own child." And they, very capably, supply you with the when, what, and how of it all from there.

    Jessie Wise taught her daughter, Susan, at home, using the classical method. And Susan, a literature professor at the college of William and Mary in Virginia, uses it with her own three sons. Their experience and knowledge of materials has enabled them to provide us with both a clear explanation of the theory behind a classical education and the means to implement it. Each part of the book begins with a very good description of that stage, how it differs from the others, and what your priorities should be. Then, subject by subject, and grade by grade, they provide much advice about what to teach, schedules for teaching, and many, many curriculum (text and non-text) recommendations. Later sections of the book address socialization, character, time management, grading and record keeping, standardized testing, athletics, dealing with your local school system, getting help (when needed), going to college, working, obtaining materials, and starting in the middle. Appendices list home-education organizations and other resources. Parents who want to provide this type of education will find much support in this volume. Revised in 2009.

  • Item #: 001358
    ISBN: 9780143039433
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    This classic by John Steinbeck tells of the Dust Bowl migration during the Great Depression. While every other chapter gives background and follow the movements of the migrants as a whole, the other chapters chronicle the fictional Joad family's long, discouraging exodus to California after they are driven off of their homestead. They have a handbill from California which reads: "Pea Pickers Wanted in California. Good Wage All Season. 800 Pickers Wanted." This handbill gives the family hope through their hard trip to California, and they read it again and again. But over time, the Joad's lose hope as they see more and more families, all waving similar handbills, all poor and broken down, all headed to California on highway 66. There the Joads begin to understand the hopelessness of their situation - and that of all migrant workers.

  • Item #: 038063
    ISBN: 9780141321059
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    Buck enjoys life as the pampered family dog of Judge Miller. When Manuel, the gardener's helper, secretly steals Buck to be sold, the civilized lifestyle that Buck grew up under no longer exists. It is the height of the Klondike gold rush, and dogs like Buck are in high demand as sled dogs. In a time and place when survival is an everyday battle, Buck must adapt to a lifestyle where primal instincts are the key to survival. The Signet Classic Edition not only includes the unabridged novel with an introduction by Alex Kershaw, but presents several of London's other works including "Diable," "An Odyssey of the North," "To the Man on Trail," "To Build a Fire," and "Love of Life." This edition has 133 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 037493
    ISBN: 9781579122829
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    This book by Michael Driscoll introduces young students to poetry and famous poets in a way they will find interesting and fun. The first part of the book describes the various types of poetry like nursery rhymes, villanelle, limerick, narrative verse, ballad, sonnet, free verse, and more. Each type of poem is described quickly and clearly, and then the book contains famous examples of that type of poem. Kids can either read the poems themselves, or play the accompanying CD when prompted. The audio CD includes all the poems in the book read alternately by a man and a woman with pleasant voices. Colorful boxes tell readers when to play a track on the CD, as well as sharing extra information about the poems or their authors. "Words for the Wise" boxes are included on each page, defining words in the poems that children may not be familiar with. "If You're a Poet, You Should Know It" boxes are also included throughout the book, with vocabulary words related to poetry defined (like stanza, alliteration, etc.). After all the types of poetry are introduced, explained, and exampled, the second half of the book is dedicated to famous poets. A quick biography of each poet is included and then excerpts from that person's poetry are shared. These excerpts (sometimes full poems) are also included on the CD. Text boxes on the pages give a summary of the poems and explain confusing parts. Fun, colorful, little drawings accompany these poems (as well as those earlier in the book) and add to the charm of the book. Homer, Shakespeare, Blake, Dickinson, Kipling, Sandburg, Heaney, Angelou, and many more are included in this section of the book. Overall, 64 famous poems are included in the book (and on the CD). With the easy-to-understand explanations and numerous examples, young students will be grasping and enjoying poetry in no time. Book includes a listing of all 64 tracks on the CD and measures 10.25" x 10.25". 96 pages, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 027912
    ISBN: 9780794529970
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     Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the Bard’s stories featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (an illustrated biography, list of plays and Quicklinks website suggestions). 415 pgs, hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019905
    ISBN: 9780553210118
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  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 010516
    ISBN: 9780439099400
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    Tom Sawyer is the orphaned rascal who loves adventure and hates rules. Superstitious and devious, Tom gets into plenty of trouble on his own, but throw in a real-life murder, buried treasure, and getting lost in a cave during a Sunday school picnic and you've got real adventure. The Scholastic edition provides an introduction by Jean Craighead George and boasts 319 pages.
  • Item #: 001042
    ISBN: 9780553212440
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    This classic story tells the tale of a miserly, selfish, miserable man named Scrooge. He hates Christmas and all it stands for until one Christmas Eve when something eerie happens. Three ghosts appear, showing him Christmas past, present, and future. They give him one last chance to change into the person he should be and appreciate Christmas. Contains a new introduction by Karen Hesse. 122 pgs.

  • Item #: 048243
    ISBN: 9780679755333
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    First produced in 1959, this landmark play by Lorraine Hansberry was the first play by a black playwright to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. A Raisin in the Sun portrays the experiences of the Youngers, a black family living on the South Side of Chicago. As the Youngers struggle to improve their financial situation and realize their dreams, they deal with issues ranging from generation clashes to the civil rights and women's movements. An introduction by Robert Nemiroff provides historical background on this American classic. 151 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 042664
    ISBN: 9780374525743
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    This edition, translated by Robert Fitzgerald translation is my personal favorite, perhaps because it is the first I read, or maybe because the poetry seems to flow better than other translations. It also includes some nice "extras" like an introduction that explains many aspects of the poem, a map, a glossary of names and places, and an intriguing postscript about the story and translation. 516 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 042562
    ISBN: 9781623411039
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  • Item #: 042561
    ISBN: 9780980100518
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  • Item #: 027968
    ISBN: 9780140441000
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    Includes the glossary as well as a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and its historical context; 128 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 022285
    ISBN: 9781609990831
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    I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner-one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

    Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

    Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family’s needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

    Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 & 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

    If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

    Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 017696
    ISBN: 9780141439600
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    Includes an introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell, along with the original illustrations by H.K. Browne, and is 488 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 007664
    ISBN: 9780152052607
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    Wonderfully illustrated, this book by Eleanor Estes holds an important lesson to teach. Join Peggy and Maddie as they learn the lesson behind Wanda and her Hundred Dresses.

  • Item #: 006016
    ISBN: 9781499770551
    Retail: $35.00
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    Covers parts of speech, alphabetizing, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, diagramming, introduction to paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, contractions, and abbreviations.

    Level 3 Literature List: Story of Doctor Dolittle, Marvelous Land of Oz, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Secret Garden, Princess and the Goblin. Fables are Indian fables from Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales (Ellen C. Babbitt) and The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai (Maude Barrows Dutton)

  • Item #: 001614
    ISBN: 9780670059348
    Retail: $26.00
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    From Make Way for Ducklings to Blueberries for Sal, this hardcover volume contains eight of Robert McCloskey's acclaimed children's books. Stories in this collection include Make Way for Ducklings; Blueberries for Sal; The Doughnuts from Homer Price; Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man; Lentil; Ever So Much More So from Centerburg Tales; Time of Wonder; and One Morning in Maine. These classic stories contain the original text and artwork, and biographical information provides insight into McCloskey's enduring legacy in the world of children's literature. Oversized. 144 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000665
    ISBN: 9781557091031
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    It's that little red book of rules - 110 of them. Compiled by George Washington at the age of 14, these rules are intended to help polish manners and perfect self-control. This small format, hardcover book is in the original old style language. 30 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000431
    ISBN: 9780789489821
    Retail: $22.00
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    Honestly, of all the books about horses that I've ever seen, this is the one that I would consider the horse Bible. This was the first horse book that I ever owned and through it I got one of the most wonderful horses in the world - but more about that later. The lengthy introduction covers horse breeds, types, temperaments, relatives, conformation, life cycle, color patterns, markings, gaits, sporting and working events, saddles, bridles, bits, origins and more. These pages are packed full of information, pictures, illustrations, etc. The meat of the book is devoted to discussing over 100 individual horse breeds, divided into three sections: ponies, light horses, and heavy horses. Most breeds receive a two-page spread and a plethora of information about that breed including environment, origin, temperament, breeding, characteristics, colors, and uses. Pages also include a map section with a highlighted area of the region the horse originated from, a key showing the types of horses which influenced the breed and the traits that they passed to it, and a silhouette illustration of the horse standing next to a 6' tall man for size comparison along with size ranges. Front and center, of course, is a photograph of the horse which takes up the majority of the page with distinctive points of conformation marked out to assist with breed identification. The end pages include a glossary of equine lingo that not all are familiar with and an index so you can flip back to your favorite breed easily until you have the page memorized. This book was also my art inspiration (horses are the only thing I draw at all well), and I often took this book with me as a guide when I was drawing - my goal was to draw all the breeds, but I never got that accomplished! Besides educating me, this book did something else for me - it was in this book I saw my first picture of a Friesian (pg. 116!!) and then and there I decided that I had to have one at some point in my life (not knowing at the time how expensive they are). I had never even touched one before last spring where, because of this book, I decided that I would do my required internship (for the horse program I was in) at a Friesian breeding facility. I had never seen one up close, but they were still on my mind, so I located a farm up in Minnesota. After two weeks there my dreams came true - my bosses gifted me with an almost two-year old Friesian cross (that's right, he's only half Friesian, but he is gorgeous!) which I named Tonto. It was truly one of the most amazing things that ever happened to me and, of course, I owe it to God and this amazing book! ~ Megan

  • Item #: MPC3CS
    Retail: $271.17
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    This package includes:

    Latina Christiana I Review Worksheets (2ED)

    Latina Christiana I Student Book (4th Edtn)

    Ludere Latine I Student Book (2nd Edition)

    Timeline Composition & Sketchbook

    Bear Called Paddington Student Book

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level D Student Edition

    Exploring Arithmetic Grade 3 Pupil and Wrksts

    Exploring Arithmetic Grade 3 Speed Drills

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 3

    Christian Studies Book I Student

    D'Aulaires Greek Myths Study Guide - Student

    Charlotte's Web Literature Student Study Gd

    Farmer Boy Literature Student Study Guide

    States and Capitals History Student Study Gd

    All Things Fun & Fascinating

    New American Cursive III

    Mr. Popper's Penguins Literature Stdt Stdy Gd

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk I Studnt Book

    Poetry for the Grammar Stage Student Guide 3E

    Mammals:Lessons from World of Animals Stdt Bk

  • Item #: 074219
    ISBN: 9781593082871
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  • Item #: 072103
    ISBN: 9781892083340
    Retail: $14.99
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