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  • Item #: 004031
    ISBN: 9781619991064
    Retail: $20.00
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  • Item #: 004032
    ISBN: 9781619991071
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  • Item #: 068876
    ISBN: 9781619991392
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 004048
    ISBN: 9781619991255
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  • Item #: 068877
    ISBN: 9781619991408
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  • Item #: 019539
    ISBN: 9780517548233
    Retail: $16.00
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    I am the first to admit that reading a book about economics is not at the top of my list. But once I got into it, I kept reading and reading! The first edition of this book appeared in 1947. Author Henry Hazlitt revised it in 1961 and again in 1978, but don't think for a minute that the information is not relevant to our world today. I found myself drawn into reading about the broken window fallacy. That is, if someone throws a brick through a bakery window, and the owner has to pay a glazier $250 to fix it, the brick-thrower has created work for the glazier. But this is a fallacy because prior to the brick through his window, the baker had a whole window and was planning to use the $250 to buy a new suit. So, the tailor actually lost work due to the brick-thrower. The overall economy is no further ahead due to the brick, get it? There are consequences we can see, such as the glazier getting a $250 window replacement job, and those we cannot see, such as the tailor who never got to make the baker a suit for $250. It's stories such as this that helped me understand economic principles like how need does not equal demand. Building a bridge to create jobs vs. there being a need for a new bridge; it was getting fascinating and kept my attention! Hazlitt made me think of the immediate vs. long-term results of a money decision. I was nervous at first that the language was too sophisticated for most students, but as I got into it, I adapted to the vocabulary and I think a high school student would too. Pb, 14pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 059965
    ISBN: 9780990325741
    Retail: $304.74
    Rainbow Price: $269.95

      Lots of children's books to read together? Check. Fun themes for every week? Check. Designed specifically for homeschoolers? Check. Bible-based? Check. Easy to use? Check. All-inclusive? Check, again. Obviously, this program has it all! I took one look at this program and fell in love. I currently have five children, two not yet in Kindergarten, so I'm in the thick of homeschooling these early learning years myself! I opened the Kindergarten Semester 1 Teacher's Binder and was immediately impressed with its usability and attractiveness, for both teacher and student.

      This program is based on a 36 week school year, with planned activities for four days each week and one open day for either catch up or activities of your choice. Subjects include Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Development and Fitness, Fine Arts, and Character Development/Bible, and the scope and sequence appears to be traditional in terms of pacing. The program is heavily literature-based, which I love, and my kids love! You can choose to either check the books out of the library or purchase some or all of the titles. The Teacher's Binders include all lesson plans and a single copy of all student pages 3-hole punched for easy removability. Additional student workbooks (200+ pages per semester) can be purchased either in a binder or as refill pages.

      When you first open the Teacher's Binder, you will find an overview chart that shows the months and the themes for each week. Notes are given for teaching procedures, skills that will be acquired, organization and planning, using the daily lesson plans, daily routines, pledges and songs, etc. Then you get to the weekly lessons. Each week starts with a page showing the theme, the required literature, additional literature, and a Bible verse that pertains to the theme. Turning the page gives you the lesson plans by day, starting with skills to be learned in the lesson, a list of required materials, and then delving into step-by-step direction for each subject covered that day. The plans are very clean and almost scripted, so it's easy for anyone to just pick up and do once required materials have been gathered.

      Worksheets used for the lesson follow the teaching plans. The worksheets are clean, attractive, and inviting. Most lessons have one worksheet, some have a couple. You can start days off with prayers or pledges, and then go into calendar activities which include knowing what day it is today, yesterday, and tomorrow, marking off days on the calendar, counting up to today's date, singing songs to learn days of the week or months of the year, the weather outside, using patterns, etc. Next are subject-specific assignments for each day, laid out with bullet points. Math activities usually include a mix of hands-on activities and a simple workbook page. You read a book with your child every day, and the Teacher's Manual includes questions for discussion. Each day includes other activities that utilize drawing, writing, arts & crafts, memorizing, physical fun, singing songs, nature walks and much more.

      In the back of each binder, you'll find an appendix containing flashcard templates, rhymes and songs, recipes, materials used (shown with general weekly materials, and broken down for each week - more convenient than looking at each day!), a literature list, and more.

       Bundles include the Semesters Teacher’s Binder, a 12-month blank calendar, several sets of flashcards, games, and several other manipulative resources.  You can purchase the Full Year Bundle which includes the teacher’s manuals for both semesters and the other resources listed above, or purchase a Semester Bundle which includes one teacher’s manual and resources listed above used for that semester. Teacher’s Manuals include all the plans and one set of student pages.

      All in all, this solid program gets a thumbs-up from me! It is so user-friendly, covers a full range of great concepts and skills, ensures lots of quality and fun school-time with your young children, and introduces you to many engaging children's books. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 053020
    ISBN: 9780328956753
    Retail: $145.97
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    Pearson brings the standards of a classroom curriculum to homeschool. This homeschool bundle includes a hardcover student text, two Teacher Resource DVDs, and a postcard with instructions for registering for online access to teaching resources, an e-text, videos and much more.
    The student text is substantial, with 1110 pages. There are 21 chronological "topics" or units, starting with the origins of civilization and ending with the world today (1980-present). Each topic is divided into shorter chapters, which end with several assessment questions.There are plenty of visuals, including illustrations, maps, charts, arwork from that period and more. "Topics" each include objectives, terms to define, end-of-unit assessment questions and a reminder to go online to PearsonRealize.com for digital resources.
    All of the teaching resources are found online at PearsonRealize.com. You will receive a postcard with your bundle that includes instructions on setting up an account. (Note: make sure you select the course title itself - World History 2016 - instead of searching for an actual school code.) Once logged in, click on the course title and you will see the table of contents for the course. When you click on a Topic, you will see several lessons for that unit, along with some additional assignments such as projects, videos or document-based activities. Printable tests and reviews can also be accessed here. Students can also access, download and print "Interactive Reading Notepads" which are Word documents that correlate with the reading assignments and offer space for notes and questions to check comprehension and understanding. Teaching resources for each lesson are found on the right side of the screen and typically include: answer keys (for the Interactive Reading Notepads, quizzes, and text questions); lesson summaries (provided in text, audio, Spanish and Spanish audio); teaching suggestions for English Language Learners, and a Lesson Organizer document which is a kind of a lesson plan with a listing of all of the readings, assignments, and objectives for the lesson. Teachers also have the ability to customize tests for each lesson, adding questions from a testbank or writing their own. You also have the option to create a class and track student assignment progress. There is a lot to look at at PearsonRealize.com, so I would plan to spend some time browsing through what is offered to familiarize yourself with where to locate all of the various resources.
    The third part of the bundle is the Teacher Resource DVD set. These are primarily offline versions of the videos found on PearsonRealize.com. No printables, assessments or lesson plans are included on these DVDs.
    This course is a good option for families looking for a secular high school world history course where both teacher and student have reliable internet access. There is a good amount of video and audio content, which will appeal to students who may struggle with a completely textbook-based course.

  • Item #: 045024
    ISBN: 9780976638636
    Retail: $0.00
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    Have you ever used a book and just kept thinking about the changes you would make? Perhaps that was the experience of Margot Davidson. Taking a classic – Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl – she tweaked it just a bit. The result is all the warmth of the original with just a little more practicality, more beauty, and more applicability. The same wonderful balance between oral and written work has been preserved along with all the basic elements – copywork/dictation, picture study, memorization selections, grammar sequences, and composition. Some of the pictures are now in full color, and some are changed to appeal more to young readers. Also, some changes were made to bring it in line with today's English. Already flexible (could be used as either a full third grade course or spread over second and third grade), some of the exercises toward the end of the 164 lessons have been broadened, making them more appropriate for students at the end of third grade. Perhaps the most noticeable change is the typesetting, which is modern; the pages having much more "white space" and an added coil-binding making it so much easier to use for copywork or for "teacherwork." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 021705
    ISBN: 9781937494018
    Retail: $89.95
    Rainbow Price: $82.95

    We had a lot of philosophy in college while studying worldviews. This course reminds me of the approach our college used and combines philosophy with important skills that should be part of a good in-depth study: philosophy, worldview, writing, speaking and thinking. The authors three goals for this text are for it to be easy to use, engaging and empowering; I believe she is very successful at achieving her goals. This course may be used as your primary curriculum, to which you would just add math, science and foreign language: or use it as a supplement. Guidelines for using the program either way are included in the front of the reader.

    I find the study of philosophy intriguing and have really enjoyed reading through the Reader (text) of this curriculum. Students will spend time learning about Thales, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Protagoras, and Democritus: what they really believed and what they contributed to the world. Learn how what they believed was shaped by their predecessors and how their thinking shapes culture even today. The idea behind this course is that students will be equipped to understand our changing world.

    The Reader is a spiral-bound, 125-page, softcover book that is printed with full color illustrations. There are specific components found in every lesson presented. First, the student will read the philosophers story (the Readers first component). They will find anecdotes and facts about their lives, accomplishments, beliefs and contributions in sections labeled at the top of the page Meet the Philosopher, His Story Unfolds, Impact of Ideas, and The Story Ends. The second component is the Write, Think, and Speak sections. These are labeled down the side of the reading text and the actual assignments are found on the adjacent page. In the Write section, students will be shown the 7-step writing process, beginning with the first draft, how to build pauses into their writing, how to polish their writing, how to critique, evaluate and revise and do a final draft for a final project. The Think section may include assignments, but also includes information for deeper thinking. Speak works to improve and enhance the students ability to speak orally put their thoughts into words that sound intelligent and well thought-out. The lessons third item is geography. Students will learn about the geography during the featured philosophers life and includes a map and a short summary about the time period. On the adjacent page, students will learn about the philosophers School of Thought. The final section of each lesson is the Contrast section. This is where students read statements, quotations or documents from the philosopher and compare and contrast them to what the Bible says (Biblical Worldview). Scripture found in the reader and workbook is from the English Standard Version (ESV).

    The back section of the Reader is full of valuable resources. There are checklists for writing assignments and what to look for in the writing process and assignments, peer critiques, and evaluation. For each of the philosophers, writing assignments are included with the guidelines and required contents included. These are timed written assignments (15 minutes), but you could turn them into a research paper or essay if you would like a more detailed writing assignment let them choose their favorite philosopher for a year-end project. These assignments are in addition to the writings found within the lessons. A list of recommended resources is also included, just in case your student wants to learn more in a specific area.

    A Teacher Resource CD is included inside the back cover and includes answer keys to mapping assignments, timelines, and at-a-glance instructions.

    The Student Workbook is more like a notebooking journal. There are formatted pages on which students answer questions from each section of the lesson and blank maps to label. The second part of the workbook is the Write, Think, Speak Journal. This journal is referenced in the lessons and this is where the students answer questions found on the Write, Think, Speak pages of the lesson. There are also the same checklists, peer critique and evaluation in the back of the student workbook as those found in the Reader. The glossary pages at the very back of the student workbook are for the student to write the meaning or definition of words. The words even have page number references to help them out. The Student Workbook is not reproducible.

    There are a couple of products referenced in the Reader and recommended for use with this study: Philippians in 28 Weeks and The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Adding these books will enhance your study.

    If you are ready to tackle a meaty study, this one is great! Well-laid out and easy-to-use, this course will engage your deep thinking high schooler. Give them a reason to write and help them put their thoughts together for a solid foundation in a rapidly changing world all from a Biblical Worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 004019
    ISBN: 9781593632014
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.96

    Students learn conservationism and environmentalism through practical, hands-on activities in this consumable workbook. Ecology is the study of the relationships between living things and the environments in which they live. Today's kids are aware of recycling and thinking "green", but they may not know the science behind these themes. Starting with Teddy Roosevelt and our National Parks, to today's agencies and policies regarding car emissions, this is an opportunity to cross disciplines in your homeschooling day. In fact, this book has many ideas you can use in a unit study on the environment. Each activity tells you what subjects and skills will be referenced. As an example, the first lesson is to create an ecology dictionary. Kids will use their language arts, science and research skills for this project. The activity begins with a "rationale" that introduces students to terms they will see in this book and give them some prior knowledge to draw upon as they go forward. Then the objective is clearly stated: "Students will identify and define terms common to the field." The activity preparation involves reviewing how to use a dictionary and choosing the best definition for your purpose. Next are the activity procedures, which consist of step-by-step directions. Helpful materials lists let you know what supplies you need. Vocabulary is also taught, with words and space to write definitions. Several of these ideas involve getting dirty and being in the field, like when you study animal populations. Others can be simulated inside, like building a mini-woodland habitat or watching something decompose.

    Ecology is part of the science component if you are following the Common Core Standards. Use this as a supplement to an existing science curriculum to meet those standards. It is balanced and inoffensive. 38 activities. 150 pgs, pb ~ Sara