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  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
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    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 074183
    ISBN: 9781609991289
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  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
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    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler's Omnibus to "zoom in" on certain historical periods. She says this book will "give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 034028
    ISBN: 9780531071663
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    "Monkey, monkey, don't come swinging. Can't you see that baby's sleeping? Monkey, monkey, don't you cry. My baby's sleeping right nearby." One by one, this gentle lullaby asks the animals to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby. Each animal makes its own gentle sound before being silenced. For example, the lizard goes "tuk-ghaa", the mouse says "jeed-jeed", and the water buffalo says "maaau, maaau". Colorful collage-style illustrations depict the unique Thailand setting. By Minfong Ho. A Caldecott Honor Book. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 032581
    ISBN: 9781683441175
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  • Item #: 014902
    ISBN: 9780671212094
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    Why did nobody tell me about this book before now??? Even just the first few chapters lifted loads from my shoulders and helped me understand so much about my reading. Did you know that we read for three basic reasons? For entertainment, information and understanding. If reading for understanding is your goal, the author of this book will take you by the hand and open the world of books up for you. There are levels to reading which you will learn about: elementary (basic reading), inspectional (skimming systematically), analytical (best and most complete reading given an unlimited amount of time), and syntopical (comparative reading through many different sources). While focusing mainly on analytical reading, this book will encourage you to take your reading level beyond elementary, (which is where many people are stuck), and to progress on to the fantastic and ever so rewarding heights of the higher levels of reading. Then be taught techniques to reading different types of books including practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science, mathematics, philosophy and social sciences. Included in Appendix A is a list of recommended reading books. I would buy the whole book just for this list; it is that helpful! While moms and dads will also want to read this book, I think it will be particularly helpful for teens as well. Progressing through high school, studying for exams, getting my teeth into classics and learning about things which interest me would all have been enhanced had I read this book long ago! This 1940 classic by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren is now brought to you in a revised, updated, and expanded version. Enjoy and be stretched! 426 pgs, pb. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 028389
    ISBN: 9780756670795
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    This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief write-ups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with permission of DK), the first two chapters, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000) and Early People (40,000-5000BC), have been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the First Civilizations (5000-1200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (1400-1500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ's crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 020483
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  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9780890519929
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    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

    This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

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  • Item #: 011821
    ISBN: 9780836135466
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    Twelve-year-old Tirzah and her family are slaves in Egypt. Under the tyranny of Pharaoh, they must make mud bricks without straw, so Tirzah cuts grass for her father and brother. Seeing this makes the Egyptian guards angry, and they crack their whips to make the people work harder. "If only my people could escape," Tirzah thinks to herself. If only Moses could persuade Pharaoh to let them go. Their only hope is that Yahweh, the Lord God, will hear their prayers and rescue them from the cruelty of Egypt. Paperback, 160 pages. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 007968
    ISBN: 9780877849223
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    What would happen if Socrates returned to the present and showed up on the college campus of Desperate State University? What would he think about the modern world? This imaginative book by Peter Kreeft invites you to sit in on conversations that Socrates has with Peter Pragma and Felicia Flake. Each character has six short Socratic dialogues examining contemporary values like success, power, and pleasure throughtopics such as money, God, sex, government, music, and objective truth. This page-turner poses simple, yet perplexing philosophy within each conversation that will stimulate ethical and moral reflection. Kreeft's humor is a little corny, but his presentation of questions and conclusions is mind-opening and spirit-challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking book. My only criticism is that the dialogues contain a lot of fluff before getting to the "meat." I suppose it would take me a while to reach a conclusion too if I was being questioned by one of the greatest thinkers of all time! Hopefully the wisdom you obtain from this book will help you better discern what the best things in life actually are. 190 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

  • Item #: 037712
    ISBN: 9780152026967
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    Get a "dog's-eye-view" into one of America's greatest journeys of discovery. Seaman is the Newfoundland dog that accompanies Lewis and Clark and the men of the Corps of Discovery across the great interior of the United States to find the Northwest Passage to the Pacific. This historical account was written by Roland Smith as he took excerpts out of Captain Lewis' diary and then creatively retold the events from Seaman's viewpoint. This book is thoroughly researched and wonderfully creative. As we all know, dogs see, hear, and smell things we can never even dream of perceiving. Thus, who better to give additional insight to the adventures of Lewis and Clark than their canine friend who was there every step of the way? 287 pgs, pb. – elise

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  • Item #: 000646
    ISBN: 9780898702682
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    Did you know that Mark Twain wrote a major work on Joan of Arc? I didn't either! However, Mark Twain himself stated, "I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best…" He spent twelve years researching detailed accounts written by both the French and the English, and two years writing. This story is amazingly told (remember, it is written by one of the best storytellers of all time!), as Twain ingeniously has a fictional man by the name of Alden, translating a fictional memoir by the narrator and Joan's long time friend, de Conte. This is an extraordinary book about an infamous woman, written by a literary phenomenon. Pb, 452 pgs. – elise

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  • Item #: 067214
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     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. 

  • Item #: 065951
    ISBN: 9780199119950
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      I used to love encyclopedias as a kid! Every page had something interesting and wonderful to learn. You get the same sense of wonder when it is all in one book (not a set of 30 books like the old days)! This is a large book with lots of color photos and illustrations. The text is presented in short paragraphs, captions and text boxes. The language is simple but full of great vocabulary words. Topics covered include: the human body, people/places, the arts, Earth, animals/plants, science/technology and the universe. This is an updated edition, but the copyright is 2009. I looked for outdated information and found a few things: Pluto is still called a dwarf planet, there is a huge iPod shown as being cutting edge technology, also some things about computer games and the internet are passé, and the mobile phone shown is a flip phone. The rest of the book stands up to today’s information. You can certainly use it as a resource for science and social studies. Also, this book mentions prehistoric life as being millions of years ago, so it is not from a Christian worldview. 144pp, sc, 9.5x12” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065762
    ISBN: 9781932786507
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    For Windows-Windows XP, Vista or 7. Intel Pentium or Celeron 1400 MHz or higher, 1GB RAM/Hard Disk, 100 MB memory free space and Sound card (Audio is included but not required for operation) Internet connection is required for the additional resource (TimeMaps.com).

  • Item #: 065761
    ISBN: 9781932786514
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    Mac requirements: Mac processor with Intel Pentium or Celeron 1400 MHz or higher, 1 GB Ram/Hard Disk, 100 Mb free space, Sound Card and Speakers (Sound is included but not required), and Internet access for the additional resource (TimeMaps.com). ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 061077
    ISBN: 9781619302037
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    Music history was probably one of the most difficult parts of my musical education. The textbooks were always so dry and seemed irrelevant. This, thankfully, is not the case here. This book presents the history of music with an approachable mix of material: an occasional look at the science behind sound and how waves and pitches travel, informative text, quotations, hands-on activities, songs and playlists on YouTube accessible via QR codes (Parents, you may want to check that the links are still valid before handing them over to students. QR codes are easily scan-able via free apps available through phone or tablet’s app store. Just search for QR Code Reader).

    As the text progresses through history, the focus is on analyzing the influences and the components of music. Start with folk music which came to the U.S. from England as well as songs sung by slaves and then progress to the patriotic music during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Move to the jazz, blues and country sounds of the Roaring Twenties; the effects of the World Wars on music as well as social justice issues during the 1950s, and the evolution of rock and hip hop and lastly, to modern-day music.

    While not divided into any sort of lesson plans, this could make for a fun course of study if your children are particularly music minded. Parents could even use this as a great supplemental resource to an American history program with a little planning ahead. 120 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 055764
    ISBN: 9780328750542
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    ISBN: 9780328750535
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    ISBN: 9780328750528
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    ISBN: 9780328750511
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    ISBN: 9780328750504
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