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  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 032555
    ISBN: 9781683441229
    Retail: $36.99
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     Self-described as Charlotte Mason-flavored, this is language arts curriculum with a Biblical emphasis. As a starting place for each weekly lesson, students will read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences. Each week follows the same pattern of activities: Day 1, read the weekly story; Days 2-3, learn topics in writing, grammar and punctuation; Day 4, write responses to a prompt (alternating between picture study, poetry and a Psalm); and Day 5, work on spelling and vocabulary and build a dictionary. Brief assessments are provided quarterly. The fourth quarter is designed for review. Starting with Level 2, students are introduced to punctuation, grammar & writing. students will learn about nouns, compound words, subjects/predicates; possessive nouns; combining sentences; commas; interjections; action verbs; homophones; synonyms/antonyms and specific verbs such as be, has and see and pronouns like this and that. Biblical themes and assignments (such as memorizing verses from 1 Corinthians 13 alongside Micah and Claire) are used throughout. Level 3 will further strengthen previous reading, observation and communication skills, and begin writing paragraphs. Level 4 (expected late 2018) will strengthen previous skills and add study in noun types, verb tenses, mechanics and write compositions.

      This is a combined student and teacher consumable book. On the student pages, teacher notes are highlighted and kept minimal. While designed for you and the student to work along together, this text provides additional direction in the front matter and in the Teacher’s Aid section (about 100 pgs) in the back. This section includes dictionary pages to copy (or you can print off from the publisher’s web site); optional games to practice different language skills; spelling practice ideas; sight words alphabet practice; copywork practice; and grammar study sheets. You’ll want to provide more reading practice opportunities: a template to record these and a recommended Master Books reading list is included. Scriptures are from the NASB. Non-reproducible, consumable and 3-hole punched.

      Master Books recommends beginning this series after Foundations Phonics and Basic Language Skills. However, to select a starting place, the general expectation is that the student’s skills should be comfortably at grade level (in reading, writing, and in handwriting). 

    Approx 476 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 003719
    ISBN: 9780890519271
    Retail: $39.99
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      Book 5 reviews known concepts and teaches multiplying and dividing with 10/100/1000, 2-digit divisors, division w/ remainders as fractions, factoring, common factors, greatest common factor, reducing fractions, proper & improper fractions, least common multiple, finding a common denominator, adding & subtracting fractions w/ uncommon denominators, working w/ mixed numbers, multiply fractions, dividing fractions, multiplying & dividing decimals, and counting back money.

  • Item #: 006223
    ISBN: 9781683440536
    Retail: $626.81
    Rainbow Price: $424.95

    Courses include: Elementary Algebra Set w/DVD, Writing Strands Adv. 2, Jensens’s Punctuation, Life Science: Origins Pkg, Pilgrim’s Progress All in One curriculum, Christian Heritage Set, and Applied Engineering Set..

  • Item #: 037144
    ISBN: 9780890519233
    Retail: $39.99
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      In Book 1, Charlie and Charlotte visit their grandparents farm and learn numbers, shapes, place value, adding and subtracting. Along the way, the children also learn about gardening, baby farm animals, nature, family and love. In the first 30 lessons children will learn about numbers 0-9, place value, rectangles, circles, addition, subtraction, skip counting with 2, 5, and 10, telling time with minutes and hours, and more. The last 6 lessons of the book are review.

  • Item #: 072949
    ISBN: 9781683441380
    Retail: $36.99
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  • Item #: 072948
    ISBN: 9781683441373
    Retail: $36.99
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  • Item #: 067716
    ISBN: 9780890519431
    Retail: $29.99
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    Phonics instruction integrated with Bible stories and verses. Is a well-done program with these characteristics exactly what you're looking for? Master Books has introduced an easy-to-use program with straight-forward lessons and little prep for the teacher. Starting with letter recognition it proceeds through short vowels, long vowels, and some digraphs. Both letter sounds and printing letter strokes are taught.

    Organization is not typical (N, D, A, T, S, P). The accompanying narratives are in biblical chronological order, however. Daily lessons introduce letters with a biblical narrative (N is for nothing, none, not even a bit! Genesis 1:1-2) and a Bible verse. The lesson/narrative is scripted for the teacher and includes questions for the student, finger tracing, listening, identifying words with the letter sound, and reading practice followed by a worksheet for the student to complete. Bonus (optional) activities are provided to use as needed and time permits. Introductory material for the teacher includes general instruction, a writing readiness assessment, sight words for each lesson, helpful hints for teaching the lessons, a materials list, a daily lesson schedule (5 days a week for 18 weeks), and a progress chart. There are periodic reviews.

    This is a one semester course for either Kindergarten or First Grade. It seems like the publisher may be planning a sequel but if not this is an excellent standalone and will get your student off to a good start. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
    Retail: $24.99
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 026971
    ISBN: 9780890519059
    Retail: $16.99
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    This title in the Wonders of Creation series dives into the ocean. Through interesting text and an abundance of appealing pictures, students will learn about the ocean and its many facets from a creationist point of view. The book includes eleven chapters, which include: introduction to the ocean, oceanic research; physical characteristics of the ocean; the composition of the oceans' waters; tides, waves, and currents; weather; harvesting the ocean; marine life; exploring the coral reef; oceanic vessels; and the Genesis flood.

    Now updated, a page at the front of the book explains how to use the content with three different learning levels and the page content has color-coded backgrounds for clarity. Text on white background is for 5th/6th, text on light green is for 7th/8th, and text on blue background is for 9th- 11th. An 11"x 24" poster of the ocean's depths is included at the back of the book. Hardcover, 96 pages.

    A study guide is available for The Ocean Book. It corresponds by chapter, summarizing the main ideas and providing short answer questions for students to answer as they read through The Ocean Book. Each chapter of the study guide also includes discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and projects to complete for better understanding of the concepts. These activities may include memorization of scripture, labeling maps, or reading weather maps. The study guide is a supplement to the text and is very helpful as you strive to comprehend and retain the facts presented. Guide is 72 pages, paperback, includes answers, and is not reproducible. - Melissa/Donna

  • Item #: 051791
    ISBN: 9780890519257
    Retail: $39.99
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      In Book 3, join Charlie, Charlotte, their baby sister Ella, and their parents as they prepare and go on a mission trip to Peru. Children will review concepts from Book 2 and learn addition and subtraction up to 4 digits, rounding to 10s, 100s, and 1000s, multiplication and division up to 10s, area of rectangles and squares, place value through millions, more measurement, solving for unknowns, greater/less than, and Roman numerals.

  • Item #: 050290
    ISBN: 9780890519240
    Retail: $39.99
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      Book 2 follows the adventures of Charlie and Charlotte once they have returned home from their grandparent’s farm. Using the same format as Book 1, Book 2 content teaches addition and subtraction (including carrying & borrowing), numbers to 100, simple fractions, word problems, skip counting, inches/feet, perimeter, dollars/cents, temperature, graphs, pounds/ounces, liquid measure, and a bit about the seasons, geography, and love of family.

  • Item #: 006285
    ISBN: 9780890519264
    Retail: $39.99
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       In Book 4 the family travels through the United States. The twins and friends learn about landmarks, Americas heroes, and work in their garden as they review concepts from Book 3 and do further work with larger numbers, metric measurement, decimals, operations with equivalent fractions, and more. Math Fact Reviews are incorporated into the lessons so that students won’t forget foundational math information.

  • Item #: 016000
    ISBN: 9780890515525
    Retail: $14.99
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    A sweeping tour of biology, from biological classification and naming systems to the kingdoms of life, with side trips into food nutrients, human digestion, scientific advances in growing crops, and hoaxes related to biology. Stories of many famous scientists are woven throughout, including Louis Pasteur, George Washington Carver, Robert Hooke, Carl Linnaeus, Jean Henri Fabre, John Audubon and others.

  • Item #: 067721
    ISBN: 9781683440628
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

     

    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 2 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as persuasive writing, reports, and developing characters. Students will recognize the three points of view writers use, describe what has been seen over a period of days and writing reports; understand the organization of an explanatory exposition; and develop effective characters and conflict in creative writing. Literature lessons include identifying common literary devices in the Bible; understanding why literary devices are used (allusion, imagery, symbolism, personification, metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, puns/wordplay, irony, hyperbole, sonic devices/meter, parallelism, anaphora, repetition, and polysyndeton). 318 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 057870
    ISBN: 9780890517642
    Retail: $79.95
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  • Item #: 041977
    Retail: $95.99
    Rainbow Price: $69.95

    With the same quality presentation, you have come to expect from Cassidy Callahan, fromAskDr.Callahan.com, DVDs have minor edits to align them with the new printing of Jacob's Elementary Algebra from Master Books. Each set of DVDs provides approximately 12 hours of lesson lectures that parallel the respective texts. Concepts are illustrated and problems (like those in the text) are worked on a white or black board behind the lecturer. There is an occasional use of illustrative videos which provides a break from the teaching environment. Solutions for assignment problems are not worked on the DVDs. Content is compatible with any 3rd edition Jacob's Algebra.

  • Item #: 032367
    ISBN: 9781683441342
    Retail: $69.98
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  • Item #: 025055
    ISBN: 9780890519042
    Retail: $29.99
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  • Item #: 018369
    ISBN: 9780890515358
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 008792
    ISBN: 9780890512487
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.85

    An interesting look at the field of medicine from Hippocrates on. The book covers major developments throughout the ages along with the pioneers who authored them. Aspiring doctors, nurses or others leaning toward a medical profession will appreciate this survey.

  • Item #: 008791
    ISBN: 9780890511787
    Retail: $14.99
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    From Eratosthenes to Wernher von Braun, this volume looks at the exploration of our planet. The high-interest vignettes and tales of discovery include references to God and faith, where applicable. I hadn't realized before reading this book that rocket scientist Wernher von Braun was also a committed Christian. I also understand a little better now why, despite the fact that Eratosthenes virtually proved the Earth was a sphere, people clung to the belief that the Earth was flat.

  • Item #: 000700
    ISBN: 9780890519943
    Retail: $25.00
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    This volume combines both former books Major Punctuation and General Punctuation. It is "the complete guide to all your punctuation needs." The first part covers rules for the five basic errors that account for 75-90% of punctuation errors in student writing. The second section deals with all punctuation from the comma to the parenthesis. Both reference manual and practice book, it contains complete explanation of rules along with plenty of practice. We have used these with great success and all four older daughters credited this systematic program with increasing their score on the English portion of the ACT. All exercises are taken from classical or historical texts, adding to the educational value. Instructions and answer key included.

  • Item #: AIAPKG
    Retail: $75.95
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

    As our children prepare to make their way in the world, release them with the knowledge and conviction necessary to respond to the unbelief rampant in popular culture. This one year survey of Apologetics helps students affirm and defend their personal faith, strengthen their confidence in the Bible’s inerrant nature.

      The Teacher Guide provides teaching tips, weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes, semester essay prompts and answer keys. Worksheets vary and include essay summaries, open-ended questions focused on self-reflection, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Building on resources from noted apologist, Ken Ham, this guide from Master Books provides a practical resource to prepare our young adults for the challenges they will face whether in college or the work force. Reproducible for homeschool families or small classrooms (less than 10 students), 3-hole punched. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068998
    ISBN: 9780892217137
    Retail: $14.99
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     Understanding the economic crisis facing our nation is imperative to making wise decisions with our day-to-day financial choices. Providing a historical perspective on money and the federal reserve, author Jerry Robinson takes us on an eye-opening journey through America’s debt, the retirement crisis and the danger of excessive consumerism. He introduces strategies for restoring personal, financial security for your future through wise investments, creating income streams for today and retirement, and strategies to protect your finances. Includes appendices with additional information on inflation, financial freedom, and reader FAQs. Adults and teens alike will glean tidbits to secure a future free of financial burdens. Recommended resource for Master Books Intro to Economics: Money, History and Fiscal Faith. Christian content. pb, 317 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068997
    ISBN: 9780890519165
    Retail: $24.99
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       The Teacher Guide guides the parent and student through the content of this course. A weekly lesson schedule lays out a schedule of 3 days per week (30 to 45 minutes per lesson) to equal a one-year course (one credit) in Cultural Philosophy. The schedule also provides space to write due dates and grades for each assignment. Answer keys, worksheets, and tests are also found in the teacher guide, perforated for easy removal and 3-hole punched for notebook storage. Worksheets are labeled at the top of the page with the day on which it is to be done and the corresponding chapter. These might include vocabulary, study questions, and application questions. There are five essay assignments with a word range of 750 to 1000. There are five exams to be taken throughout the course that include a variety of questions – matching, multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, identification, ordering of events, and true/false. 298 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 068996
    ISBN: 9780996171915
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $36.95

     The Student Text tackles explanations of today’s worldviews and conflicts. Chapters 3 through 15 treat Worldviews in Philosophy, chapters 16 through 20 covers Worldviews in Literature, and chapter 21 is Worldviews in Culture. Worldviews in Philosophy addresses the thinking of great philosophers

  • Item #: 068995
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

     

      Presenting money tips and strategies for Christian families, Pastor Chad Hovind uses Biblical principles to teach a deeper understanding of money management. Teens (and parents!) will learn biblical principles and insights to understand God’s view of money, and practical ways to avoid debt, build savings, spend wisely and give with grace. Concludes with simple guidelines for life and work to restore purpose and meaning to your life through managing finances to the glory of God. The Money Wise DVD is a combination of the previously released presentations Godonomics and Whistle While You Work. Total of 14 lessons that are 30 minutes each. 3 DVDs. Recommended resource for Master Books Intro to Economics:  Money, History and Fiscal Faith. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068994
    ISBN: 9780890518113
    Retail: $58.97
    Rainbow Price: $42.95