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  • Item #: 050477
    ISBN: 9781932786477
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $36.95

    Grab your passport and let the adventures begin! In the vibrant pages of this hard cover book, you will make fascinating discoveries of the sights and sounds of all 195 countries of our world. Learn about the people who live there: their history, culture, religious beliefs, currency, languages, population, crops and food, music, the physical geographical traits of their land and even a sampling of recipes. Each country is presented in a one page layout and includes the flag, a fact box, brief history notes, and a "Did you know" section which contains fun and fascinating information. For instance: "Did you know that Russia is the world's largest country and stretches almost 5,000 miles from east to west and covers nine time zones?" or "Did you know that North Korea is a little smaller than the state of Mississippi?" or "Were you aware that there are over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan?" You will learn these tidbits plus much more in this great resource. The accompanying CD-ROM contains three hundred printable pages (PDF file format) of blank template maps, full color maps, quizzes, passport booklet (US or Canada cover options), and flashcards. You will also find lesson plans for thirty five weeks creating a one year world geography course and supplemental internet links. HC, 216 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 019782
    ISBN: 9780547534268
    Retail: $7.99
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    Tree-ear is a homeless orphan. He has spent months secretly observing master potter Min and dreams of someday making beautiful pottery. One day, he accidentally breaks a pot. To pay for the damage, he goes to work for Min. This story takes place in twelfth-century Korea. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 009807
    ISBN: 9780520268128
    Retail: $0.00
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    Powerful and moving, this volume paints seven vivid scenes from the days when the author was growing up in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation. Most people in the West today, have all but forgotten what took place in Korea from 1932 to 1945. Among the many challenges facing the Koreans at this point in history, was the fact that the occupiers forced families to give up their names in favor of the ones chosen by the Japanese rulers. Readers will gain a much better understanding of an important humanitarian crisis from by-gone days, and, more importantly, comprehend the power of the human spirit to survive unrestrained cruelty. The book has fairly large print and no illustrations. 196 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 071826
    ISBN: 9781534401426
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 066815
    Retail: $17.95
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       This set of bamboo and stiff white paper fans are ready for your artistic flair! Each fan is 9” long and opens to about 15” wide. The paper is heavy enough to color, paint, dye or use calligraphy on both sides. What a cool addition to your social studies, language or geography lessons! Outer slats are .5” wide at the top and there are 16 thinner slats in between. Perfect for a class or co-op! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064995
    ISBN: 9781435856004
    Retail: $11.00
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  • Item #: 063716
    ISBN: 9780440407591
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
  • Item #: 058459
    ISBN: 9781878668813
    Retail: $7.95
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    Part of the Perspectives on History Series, this is a collection of primary documents which will aid understanding of the Korean War. An 8-page introduction starts off this grouping of related documents which highlight the viewpoints of President Truman, MacArthur, McCarthy, Eisenhower and other individuals from top military to ground forces. Topics covered include the policy of containment (Truman Doctrine), the decision to involve American ground troops, the conflict between Truman and MacArthur, the stalemate and the war’s conclusion and more. Some black and white photographs and one color map of Korea. 5 ¼” x 7 ½”, 60pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
    Retail: $15.95
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 029938
    ISBN: 9780547328638
    Retail: $7.99
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    Young-sup has a natural talent for handling kites, just as his brother Kee-sup has a talent for making them. It is 1473, and the ruler of Korea just happens to be a boy-king who is as enthusiastic about kite flying as the two brothers. Kee-sup is charged with making a kite worthy of a king. The king would like to compete in the New Year's kite festival, but he knows it would inhibit the other contestants so he asks Young-sup to fly in his place. With so much at stake, can Young-sup, who has never competed, beat the reigning champion? ~ Anh

  • Item #: 028317
    ISBN: 9781595231048
    Retail: $38.00
    Rainbow Price: $17.46

    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume II covers the years 1945 to 2012, and the 586 pages of text is separated into nine chapters. If you want a good summary of what was happening in the world after WW II, this would be a wonderful place to start. Topics covered include the Communist influence, the Cold War, the nuclear arms race, wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the civil rights movement, Third World dictatorships, the emergence of China, even commentary on the fashion industry, the car culture, rock music, television and the internet.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 002112
    ISBN: 9780688131159
    Retail: $6.99
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    Yoko Kawashima had been happy in her home in a bamboo grove, but 1945 was a bad time for a Japanese girl to be living in northern Korea. More than ever before, the Koreans resented the Japanese, who had taken over their country and ruled it as their own. Now it was threatened by World War II. The Russians, who had outposts close to the Korean border, might at any time join their allies, the United States and England, in the war against Japan. The Americans were already bombing industrial sites in northern Korea. Yoko Kawashima Watkins, who now lives on Cape Cod, is married to an American and is the mother of four grown children. Her struggle to master English and to record the nightmare of her private war story is a demonstration of the persistence and will she showed as a little girl, escaping from Korea and learning to survive when, as she says, she was "in the most bottom of the bottom." Here is the story of her victory. NOTE: Contains graphic descriptions.