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Journey To The Eastern Hemisphere

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  • Item #: 016093
    ISBN: 9781594647949
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Take the fascinating journey along the route that facilitated the first multinational trade organizations and globalization. This video takes you through 5 countries and 30 cities and includes the historic outposts, challenges faced by traders and the exchange of ideas and technology among these Eastern nations. Filmed in high definition. ~ Steve

  • Item #: 037748
    Retail: $38.00
    Rainbow Price: $30.40
    Throw another shrimp on the barbie while you establish a locomotive empire across the Outback. The map includes the entirety of Australia and Tasmania, with a ferry connecting the two. There are three major obstacles in the way of railroad construction; the country is sparse, and there aren't many cities in the heart of the Outback—you'll be hard pressed to make it from one coast to the other without a significant investment. To reflect this trouble players are given three building phases. Additionally, the "Sand Storms" event card can destroy all desert track in a given territory! Finally, densely-populated Eastern Australia begins with a wide variety of goods and demands, but the region is chalk full of rivers, mountains, and tight spaces. Players who claim the East Coast late may find the area between Brisbane and Melbourne to be a little claustrophobic!
  • Item #: 002837
    ISBN: 9781932350197
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    Set in pre-World War I Czechoslovakia, this charming book tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl named Philomena. It has long been the custom for girls in Philomena's village to go to the city to work as housemaids before coming home to be married. Philomena's aunt had gone to the city years ago, but she never returned. On her deathbed, Babushka (Philomena's grandmother) instructs Philomena to go to Prague and find her rich aunt, and perform service in her household. So Philomena sets out on her journey, making friends, gaining experience, and encountering one adventure after another – with guidance from her Babushka in Heaven. Charcoal illustrations throughout the story portray the characters and unique setting of Eastern Europe. By Kate Seredy. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 070721
    ISBN: 9781976051746
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $32.95

    The obvious answer to why we study geography? We might end up in Timbuktu! Part of the Living History of Our World series, this course provides a creation-based, investigative approach to world geography that explores both geographical regions and specific countries; encouraging a worldview perspective.

      Geared, perhaps, to middle school, the course is adaptable for slightly younger as well as for older students. In fact, there are separate assignments for younger (3rd – 6th grade) and older (7th – 12th grade) students at many points in the study. The course book is a roadmap, providing 36 weeks (5 days per week) and 8 units. Units cover an earth overview plus units focused on each of the continents (Australia/New Zealand/Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America, and Antarctica) and a final week of review plus “show and tell” presentations (optional).

      The first unit starts with creation and spends three weeks exploring the physical make-up of the earth. The author suggests this part of the study could be augmented by science courses from Master Books. [General Science 1 (Earth & Sky); General 2 (Survey of Geology & Archeology). Younger students could augment with the Big Book of Earth & Sky from Master Books.] Part of this introductory three-week study is instructions for setting up a world geography notebook. This notebook is the major focus of the student’s year. As the course takes the student through continent and country studies, the notebook develops into a major presentation piece. Mapwork, reports of all types, and weekly projects all find their way into the notebook.

      The continent units vary from 1 week (Antarctica) to 6 weeks (North America – which includes a week on the different state regions of the US). There is a pattern to each study: physical and political mapwork, specific country studies, then a look at animals and plants. There is likewise a pattern to the country studies: mapwork plus completion of a project (slideshow/travel brochure/great country report) based on the student’s research from a list of topics. Ethnic food and art projects are saved for the last day of each week’s study. Only a sampling of each continent’s countries is covered by the country studies. For instance, in the Europe unit, Week 1 is spent on mapping the physical and political maps of Europe and then an overview of the physical landscape. The focus of Week 2 is Scandaninavia with a day each on Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Greenland/Iceland. Week 3 covers the UK and Ireland. Week 4 covers Italy. Week 5 is plants and animals.

      Packed with graphics and illustrations, the Course Book is a template/example for the notebook/binder the student will create. In addition to the maps there are suggestions for projects, lots of photos from studied countries, and blank space for writing. There are two versions of the Course Book – one in full-color and one that is black and white. The Course Book is consumable and the author considers one per student a requirement.

      The Appendix is extensive; in fact, the author suggests you consider it a suitcase full of resources and ideas for your journey around the world.

    Included in the Appendix:

    •             Teacher Notes for each Unit
    •             Supplemental resources for each Unit (literature and DVD suggestions)
    •             Extra Hands-on Projects per Unit
    •             Websites, Resources, and Videos
    •             Project and Game Instructions
    •             Reproducible Research Forms (also available as a downloadable file from the author)

      A careful perusal of the Table of Contents (available on our website) will show there are some geographical areas and countries that seem to be missing. For instance, the middle part of Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Germany) as well as Eastern Europe is covered only in the general mapwork and continent studies. The reproducible forms are general enough that the country studies could easily be extended to any countries you wanted to add. Additionally, there are four units available for families with older students (free download): Southeast Asia/Polynesia, Middle East, Caribbean, and Alaska/Hawaii.

      If you’re looking for a world geography study that is a blend of instructional material (minimal) and research that could be done as a family with an option for extra challenge for older students, then You Could End Up in Timbuktu! may provide just the right amount of structure. 282 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 070722
    ISBN: 9781974265930
    Retail: $51.48
    Rainbow Price: $48.75

    The obvious answer to why we study geography? We might end up in Timbuktu! Part of the Living History of Our World series, this course provides a creation-based, investigative approach to world geography that explores both geographical regions and specific countries; encouraging a worldview perspective.

      Geared, perhaps, to middle school, the course is adaptable for slightly younger as well as for older students. In fact, there are separate assignments for younger (3rd – 6th grade) and older (7th – 12th grade) students at many points in the study. The course book is a roadmap, providing 36 weeks (5 days per week) and 8 units. Units cover an earth overview plus units focused on each of the continents (Australia/New Zealand/Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America, and Antarctica) and a final week of review plus “show and tell” presentations (optional).

      The first unit starts with creation and spends three weeks exploring the physical make-up of the earth. The author suggests this part of the study could be augmented by science courses from Master Books. [General Science 1 (Earth & Sky); General 2 (Survey of Geology & Archeology). Younger students could augment with the Big Book of Earth & Sky from Master Books.] Part of this introductory three-week study is instructions for setting up a world geography notebook. This notebook is the major focus of the student’s year. As the course takes the student through continent and country studies, the notebook develops into a major presentation piece. Mapwork, reports of all types, and weekly projects all find their way into the notebook.

      The continent units vary from 1 week (Antarctica) to 6 weeks (North America – which includes a week on the different state regions of the US). There is a pattern to each study: physical and political mapwork, specific country studies, then a look at animals and plants. There is likewise a pattern to the country studies: mapwork plus completion of a project (slideshow/travel brochure/great country report) based on the student’s research from a list of topics. Ethnic food and art projects are saved for the last day of each week’s study. Only a sampling of each continent’s countries is covered by the country studies. For instance, in the Europe unit, Week 1 is spent on mapping the physical and political maps of Europe and then an overview of the physical landscape. The focus of Week 2 is Scandaninavia with a day each on Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Greenland/Iceland. Week 3 covers the UK and Ireland. Week 4 covers Italy. Week 5 is plants and animals.

      Packed with graphics and illustrations, the Course Book is a template/example for the notebook/binder the student will create. In addition to the maps there are suggestions for projects, lots of photos from studied countries, and blank space for writing. There are two versions of the Course Book – one in full-color and one that is black and white. The Course Book is consumable and the author considers one per student a requirement.

      The Appendix is extensive; in fact, the author suggests you consider it a suitcase full of resources and ideas for your journey around the world.

    Included in the Appendix:

    •             Teacher Notes for each Unit
    •             Supplemental resources for each Unit (literature and DVD suggestions)
    •             Extra Hands-on Projects per Unit
    •             Websites, Resources, and Videos
    •             Project and Game Instructions
    •             Reproducible Research Forms (also available as a downloadable file from the author)

      A careful perusal of the Table of Contents (available on our website) will show there are some geographical areas and countries that seem to be missing. For instance, the middle part of Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Germany) as well as Eastern Europe is covered only in the general mapwork and continent studies. The reproducible forms are general enough that the country studies could easily be extended to any countries you wanted to add. Additionally, there are four units available for families with older students (free download): Southeast Asia/Polynesia, Middle East, Caribbean, and Alaska/Hawaii.

      If you’re looking for a world geography study that is a blend of instructional material (minimal) and research that could be done as a family with an option for extra challenge for older students, then You Could End Up in Timbuktu! may provide just the right amount of structure. 282 pgs, pb. ~ Janice