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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 018639
    ISBN: 9780547577111
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    Twelve-year-old Matt is left alone in the Maine wilderness to take care of the cabin until his father and the rest of the family return. But after a series of mishaps leaves him injured and without food, Matt must learn to depend on a tribe of neighboring Indians for help.

  • Item #: 041955
    ISBN: 9780890519813
    Retail: $39.99
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    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
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  • Item #: 029915
    ISBN: 9780394837024
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    Discover the earliest inhabitants of North America - the Indians. This reader tells about the different tribes and their lifestyles; where they lived and their unique ways of building houses, gathering food, and other aspects of daily life. The interesting text is accompanied by gorgeous, full color illustrations on every page.

  • Item #: 019103
    ISBN: 9781557999016
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  • Item #: 003467
    ISBN: 9781933407579
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    Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims

  • Item #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
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    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.

  • Item #: 022958
    ISBN: 9780486296562
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    Adapted from legends collected by a noted ethnologist in the Lake Superior region in 1839, these stories will delight lovers of Native American myths. This is a Dover republication of seven stories from American Indian Fairy Tales, with thirty illustrations and easy to read print. Authentic tales like "How Summer Came," "The Child in the Evening Star," and "Grasshopper" are included. 92 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 011802
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  • Item #: 008204
    ISBN: 9780195145786
    Retail: $12.95
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    This book contains many old favorites as it returns us to the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. It features beautiful drawings from the best children's book illustrations through history-including archival selections from rare and early editions. This state-of-the-art anthology revives the classic poems but also retains the atmosphere of the periods in which they were written. There are selections from early Native American's cradle songs. Then it moves on to the 1787 "Alphabet" poem from the New England Primer; to 'The Three Little Kittens"; to poems by Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Janet S. Wong and several more! This is one poetry book that will not gather dust on the shelf as the older readers will want to read it often and younger children will want their favorite poems read to them time and time again! 96 pgs. ~ Phyllis

  • Item #: 001429
    ISBN: 9780440412427
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    One day Soft Rain's teacher shares some sad news with the class - there will be no more school. The teacher explains about the treaty signed with the white people which says that the Cherokee must leave their land and go to the land set apart for them in the West. Those who do not go on their own will be forced from their homes. Soft Rain is angry and doesn't understand. This story tells the tale of the hardships she and her people endured on the long, dangerous journey. 115 pgs.

  • Item #: 067091
    ISBN: 9780399544248
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  • Item #: 059936
    ISBN: 9780448479651
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  • Item #: 045903
    ISBN: 9780972961646
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 041913
    ISBN: 9780890519790
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore". Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions in America's Story.

     

  • Item #: 023790
    ISBN: 9780792267263
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    A beautiful, energetic picture book that not only tells the tale of Lewis & Clark's historical expedition, but does so in their own words, to boot. The highlights from the trip are captured, accompanied by text boxes containing edited, but accurate descriptions taken from Lewis and Clark's journals, and lively, energetic illustrations of the other Corps of Discovery members, Native Americans, animals, and plants they met up with, exciting events, their camps, and forts. After the ecstatic team finally beholds the Pacific at the end of the tale, facts about the journey back home, and some of their amazing accomplishments are featured. An informational and highly entertaining version of the Lewis and Clark expedition. - Jess

  • Item #: 012365
    ISBN: 9781580371643
    Retail: $13.99
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    For some kids, the study of history can be well, dry. Spark their interest with Amazing Facts in U.S. History! This activity book contains a series of quizzes on strange, but interesting, facts about Early Explorers, Native Americans, the First Thanksgiving, the 13 Colonies, the Revolution, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, World War II, U.S. Presidents, and more!

    Prior to each quiz is a summary of the topic to follow, the actual quiz questions are not covered. The goal is to spark interest in a topic. These would be an excellent way to excite interest in a topic or use as a guide for a history based unit study or research project. Quiz answer sheets provide explanations for the more unusual facts. Several "mystery from history" sections, which involve logic puzzles and word games, are also included. ~ Anh/Deanne

  • Item #: 012314
    ISBN: 9781887840224
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    This 168-page softcover book tells the story of a 14-year old Indian who joins Cabeza de Vaca's 16th Century expedition through the Southwest. A vivid portrayal of Mexican life and the harsh conditions of a primitive Indian tribe.

  • Item #: 007244
    ISBN: 9781880114056
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    Hunting on foot was an arduous and dangerous task. The excitement and novelty of the Blackfeet Tribe's first horse soon turns into a life changing discovery. The find makes Om-kas-toe and his twin sister well-remembered around the fire.

    Check out some free downloadable resources for Om Kas Toe here!

  • Item #: 006633
    ISBN: 9780794503970
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    Using a question and answer format, this beginning history book capitalizes on a child's natural curiosity. It covers many different aspects of life - architecture, rulers, location, everyday life, fashion, food, transportation, recreation, religion, literacy, arts, and more. Although heavily illustrated, pages have a good amount of text, making this book interesting for a wide grade-range.

  • Item #: 005920
    ISBN: 9780486262710
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    Five decorated teepees plus 20 "action figures" of Indians riding horses, cooking, hunting buffalo, dancing, playing lacrosse, etc.

  • Item #: 000819
    ISBN: 9780064461627
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    Lois Lenski brings us the story of Mary Jemison, affectionately referred to as Molly. Molly spent the first 12 years of her life with her white family in Marsh Creek Hollow, New York. When the story begins, it is the night before Pa plans on sowing the corn. The family is seated around the dinner table when a neighbor comes to warn them of the danger of the Indians. He encourages the Jemison family to flee and avoid attack. Stubborn Pa does not listen, saying he intends to stay where he is and arise the next day to plant his corn. However, when the next day comes, Molly and her family are taken from their home and quickly led away by the Seneca. A short time into the journey, Molly is forced to go on while her family is left behind. Her mother tells her to never forget her family name, the language that they speak, and her faith. Molly does not find out that her family was killed until 2 years later. Her first year among the Seneca proves to be difficult and heartbreaking. She is renamed, "Corn Tassel" because of her beautiful yellow hair. Every day she mourns the loss of her family and goes into the woods to cry. There is no hope to escape, for she can't navigate the treacherous way home by herself. She learns the Indian ways and comes to love the Seneca. After two years, she is given the difficult decision to be sold to an Englishman and live with her kind again. She is torn because she has learned so much and has gained so much strength because of the Indians and she now loves them as family.

  • Item #: 029337
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    You've probably heard a lot of American Indian tribe names before, like Seminole, Tuscarora, Iroquois, Illinois, and Comanche. Do you know where they lived? You'll find out while putting together this fascinating 550-piece puzzle! Taken from a painting by Bill Stroble, it shows a map of the United States, with labels of where each Indian tribe made their home. It's decorated with pictures of different native people and objects. I had no idea there were so many different tribes scattered across America! Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials. Chad

  • Item #: 022114
    ISBN: 9781887840583
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    Concerned by the inaccurate picture of Native Americans often portrayed by the media, author William White Buffalo wants to tell you what life as an American Indian is really like. Boldly confronting stereotypes, White Buffalo presents an interesting look into the history, customs and religious beliefs of several Plains Indian tribes, including: Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, Sioux, Northern Cheyennes, Cree and Chippewa. This 68-page paperback is written simply enough to be read by a fourth grader, or to be enjoyed as a read-aloud for younger children. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 021505
    ISBN: 9781880114001
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    Naya Nuki is a 11-year old member of a nomadic Shoshoni tribe. One day as she and her tribe are traveling in search of food, they are attacked by an enemy tribe. Naya Nuki, her friend Sacajawea, and several other women and children are taken prisoner. Join Naya Nuki on her journey of captivity, her escape, and her survival as she searches for her people. The complete, unabridged story is also available on CD, read by the author complete with insights into his research. Running time is 206 mns.

    Check out some free downloadable resources for Naya Nuki here!

  • Item #: 018669
    ISBN: 9780761125839
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    Similar to other Fandex guides, North American tribes, legendary figures, and events of historical significance are detailed on these 50 individually die-cut, full color cards.
  • Item #: 015122
    ISBN: 9781629500249
    Retail: $9.99
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    Covers Native Americans, European explorers, the Salem witch trials, French & Indian War, American Revolution, U.S. documents, Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, Westward Expansion, Slavery and Abolition, Civil War, Manifest Destiny, Labor Movement, WWI, the roaring 20's, the Great Depression, the New Deal, WWII, the Cold War, the Korean War, the 60's, Vietnam, space exploration, presidents, Civil Rights movement, and famous Americans.
  • Item #: 014430
    ISBN: 9780486263038
    Retail: $4.99
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    38 pictures to color as you learn about Indians. Here are Sioux, Mohawk, Iroquois, Crow, Cherokee, Huron and other tribes engaged in hunting, dancing, cooking and other activities depicting their way of life. Please note there are a couple instances of partial nudity.