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  • Item #: 010750
    ISBN: 9781892427069
    Retail: $49.95
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    Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in the beginning of this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ…the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to the history of the world. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and chronologically continues through the early church and moves into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 003189
    ISBN: 9780544336261
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    Another Newbery Award (1994) winner from the author of Number the Stars. A remarkable coming-of-age story about a young man who overcomes his society. Set in a "utopian" or "dystopian" (depending on your point of view!) society which is extremely regulated and controlled, Jonas is selected for the very special job of becoming the Receiver of Memory in this story about a community of the future. When Jonas realizes, however, what has been lost and what the price of conformity is, he makes a daring decision that will forever change his life. Our whole family read and discussed this book, finding it an excellent starting point for frank discussion of individuality and responsibility vs. security and homogeneity. Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory for his community. As he becomes aware of the choices his world has made, he is faced with a difficult decision.

  • Item #: 068056
    ISBN: 9781933339924
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  • Item #: 068057
    ISBN: 9781933339931
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  • Item #: 036934
    ISBN: 9780986325755
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    A wise addition for any family: a "Morning Time" when the family comes together to focus on and recite Truth. Truth can't be dumped into our children (or us) once a week or at random intervals. Daily review will solidify and invest truth in each member of your family. How do you execute that as a routine? Here is the beauty of this Cindy Rollins handbook: a simple, concisely organized plan to have a daily Morning Time. You'll find advice in the form of tips and lists on memorizing Scripture as well as poetry and hymns. Her conversational tone and examples help you learn from this experienced home teacher. 112 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 000908
    ISBN: 9780805047905
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    In board-book edition for the youngest child, this is the beloved classic by Bill Martin Jr. The pages are super-thick and durable, and the illustrations by Eric Carle are vibrantly colorful, interesting, and original. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? I see a red bird looking at me. Red Bird, Red Bird, What do you see?" This one should definitely bring back some memories!

  • Item #: 054996
    ISBN: 9781615385676
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    Starts with letter practice, tracing and writing, with arrows directing the student. Practices upper and lower case manuscript letters, writing your name, followed by a Bible verse to trace and copy and a place to draw a picture. Includes verses from Genesis, Exodus, 1 & 2 Samuel, Psalms, Matthew, Mark, Luke, 2 Timothy, Revelation, and then days of the week, months, numbers 1-29 and Roman numerals I-XX. 80pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 039424
    ISBN: 9780452262935
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    This classic by George Orwell made phrases like "Big Brother" and "Thought Police" part of our national vocabulary. It's a haunting tale of conformity and identity set during a time when the government controls not only information, but individual thought and memory as well. A common man, Winston Smith, joins an underground brotherhood that fights against the Republic – he's an enemy of the state. The novel follows his rebellion, imprisonment, torture, and re-education. It's a compelling book full of subtle (and not so subtle) warnings about the power of government and the importance of personal freedom. A haunting and thought-provoking read. 294 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 012354
    ISBN: 9781933339641
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    I've been waiting for this book for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course.

    There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done "open-book." The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the book. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.]

    The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is specifically referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That's it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 006194
    ISBN: 9781929683215
    Retail: $14.00
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    Skip counting songs from the Gospels! Skip counting is an important skill to lay the groundwork for multiplication. These original songs teach and reinforce skip counting by 2's, 3's, 4's....all the way through 10's. Lyrics are now found online; the URL is found inside the CD case.

  • Item #: 071289
    ISBN: 9780735315051
    Retail: $9.99
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    I have such good memories of family vacations we took when I was younger. But I have to wonder if I am remembering the details from my point of view or from the pictures I saw later on. How cool it would be to see what I was actually thinking at that time! This particular travel journal has prompts on every page. This journal captures the entire trip starting with the "pre-trip" pages that include prompts on packing, what you know about where you are going, and finding your destination on a map. During-the-trip pages capture every moment from what you did and saw during the travel time; the weather, food and other cultural questions; and then day-to-day pages to record what you did, what you saw and what/where you ate each day. In the back are pages to keep in touch with new friends, write about your souvenirs, and space to reflect on your trip such as what you found the best/worst about the trip. With about 90 day-to-day pages, it would be perfect for a long summer vacation journal. The light blue/teal pages are great for a girl or boy. What a fun keepsake! pb, 126pp, 6x8". ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031314
    ISBN: 9780689823824
    Retail: $19.99
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    If ever a book can take you back to your childhood, for me, it’s this one. What childhood would be complete without “I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me” or “When I was sick and lay abed”? Well loved by generations of children, this 65 poem collection from Robert Louis Stevenson (composed when he was bedridden and sick with tuberculosis) recalls the joys of childhood – swinging, playacting as pirates, and entering the land of story-books. This oversized hardback version must be the best ever; beautiful, detailed, colorful illustrations by Tasha Tudor reflect an older, more carefree lifestyle. Definitely a book to cherish and to make a part of your young child’s memories. 69 pgs. hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029708
    ISBN: 9780199537822
    Retail: $7.95
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    This is Henry Chadwick's translation, from the original Latin into English, of Saint Augustine's classic, Confessions. Near the close of the 4th century, shortly after his ordination as Bishop of Hippo Regius, Augustine began writing his autobiography, which comprises the first nine "books" of this work, followed by a book on memory and the subconscious, one on time and eternity, then a reconciliation of Plato and Christianity on the subject of Creation, and finally an allegory of the first chapter of Gensis to discuss the Church and sacraments. There is much to be learned here about the transition from a fully secular lifestyle, through conversion to a faith in Jesus Christ and beyond. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 019187
    ISBN: 9781882514441
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    This sequel contains all the distinctive features of the original. It contains nature lessons, oral composition, picture lessons, memory work, and a gentle introduction to grammar, all centered around the development of writing skills.

  • Item #: 002577
    ISBN: 9781883841485
    Retail: $14.95
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    So, you've tried the "conventional" methods of helping your child memorize his tables. Maybe you've even tried singing the tables, but he wasn't an auditory learner. Drills fall flat, because you have to memorize the tables before you can succeed. Even after practice, practice, practice, you're wondering if they'll ever really stick. Well, here's a novel approach - actually, more of a "short story" approach. Judy Liautaud has come up with some cute, and memorable, little stories to help fix these facts finally in the mind's eye, using a visual-memory-association technique that just may work for your little multiplier. Numbers become characters or objects in visuals and storylines in which the product is an integral part. Yeah, some of them are silly - all the better to remember them by. You know, I almost wrote a book like this after teaching the twins their tables. We used similar mnemonic devices and silly sayings like "76 trombones in the big parade....and 42 clowns!" and "He licks (six) his plate (eight) before he ate (forty-eight)" and a football game tied 7 to 7 until the 49ers got a last-minute touchdown. Okay, they're goofy, but they work! These were our particular problem products, but Judy's got all the tables covered. This activity book contains all of the "tricks" and stories to get your child through the tables, plus "Make Your Own Posters" and "Make Your Own Flashcards" sections so your student can also create his own helpful tools.

  • Item #: 009740
    ISBN: 9781619302785
    Retail: $17.95
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    Our brain is amazing! Capable of learning and remembering what is learns, it regulates every breath we take without our awareness, perceives and processes emotion, and so much more. Introduce your children to this fascinating organ, its structure, function, development, and the effects of sleep, alcohol and exercise on this vital organ.

      Clearly explained textual information is augmented with interactive learning through QR codes and weblinks, vocab lab activities, key questions and projects providing students a comprehensive understanding. Projects are primarily group based, but families should be able to easily implement them at home. A sampling of projects includes memory and sensing testing, keeping a dream diary, and creating a 3D brain model. Includes a timeline, colorful graphics, brain teasers, glossary and index. 119 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

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  • Item #: 073617
    ISBN: 9781441327819
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  • Item #: 073615
    ISBN: 9781441328014
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  • Item #: 072083
    ISBN: 9781632650337
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  • Item #: 071385
    ISBN: 9781680229011
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  • Item #: 069718
    ISBN: 9781615388325
    Retail: $30.00
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    Designed for children with the skills of a 7-8-year-old in reading, writing and arithmetic, this level continues to build phonics, reading comprehension, spelling and composition, while expanding literary analysis, grammar, and composition skills. Through the lens of American history and embarking on the study of Latin, Christian study is also highlighted through prayer time, memorization and recitation exercises and scripture copywork. Similar to the previous level, flexibility is built in: 4- or 5-day schedule options and suggested enrichment lessons (requires the complementary enrichment guide) on American history, art, music, natural science, general knowledge and culture. Families new to SCC will need to purchase the New User Add-On Kit. If purchasing the Simply Classical Writing Book 2: Read-Aloud Edition, the Level 3 American History Read Aloud Set is required. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067839
    ISBN: 9781454916536
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  • Item #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
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    This journal for teens and adults is an introspective journey to learn oneself better. It could even be used with high school students to help shed some light on a career path. Each daily prompt falls into one of the following areas: who are you? What do you do? Your stuff, your people, food, your body, memories, places, dreams, outdoors and lastly a topic called this or that? They suggest you work through the book front to back. The questions really do get you thinking about what you value in life. Some days you will write a page, others will be just a short question with a few lines. A student could use this as a daily writing warm-up activity. A grandparent could fill it in for their grandchildren, creating a cherished memento as grandchildren (and probably their own children!) learn new things about them. However it is completed, and by whomever completes it, this is sure to become a keepsake for posterity. hc, 158pp, 6x8”, with an attached satin ribbon bookmark. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067127
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    Need to review letter sounds, numbers, math facts, or other concepts with your wiggly learner? With this fun and compact set, you can easily whip up a fishing review game to fit just about anything you might be learning! The set includes ten 2.5" to 4" dry-erase laminated fish (each with a magnet embedded inside), a retractable fishing "rod" with magnetic worm and a dry-erase marker. Write math problems, numbers, letters, shapes, words, etc. on the fish, then hand your child the fishing pole and ask them to catch all the fish with words that start with the letter "b" or all the math facts that equal six, etc. Kids will love using the magnetic fishing "rod," which is basically an easy-to-hold plastic fish and a worm. Kids can easily grasp the plastic fish in their hand, press the button and the worm will reel itself in, along with the magnetic fish. You can also add more fish by making your own magnetic fish, even out of construction paper and paper clips. And it all comes packaged in a small, shelf-friendly box. Jess

  • Item #: 065886
    ISBN: 9781615387137
    Retail: $14.95
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    Beginning sight words; CVC words; silent “e;” consonant digraphs and blends taught through tracing; oral spelling and writing simple words. Focus on auditory discrimination; attention/concentration; working memory; phonological processing. Writing lines measure 1/2” with center dotted line

  • Item #: 065875
    ISBN: 9781615386291
    Retail: $15.95
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      Cards provide a Scripture reference (single verses as well as short passages) on one side and the KJV text on the reverse side (landscape oriented). The set of 130 (5.5” x 4.25”) white cards have one rounded corner – (the upper left-hand corner as you are looking at the Scripture reference). ~ Janice