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  • Item #: 007136
    ISBN: 9780698116801
    Retail: $6.99
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    This classic adventure set in upstate New York during the late 1700's centers around a Dutch family of settlers, the Van Alstynes. It tells the true and chilling story of the bravery, obedience and heroism of a 10-year-old boy in a perilous situation. Written by Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, The Matchlock Gun was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1942. Colorfully illustrated by Paul Lentz, the large, clear print and 10 short chapters are just right for younger readers. pb.

  • Item #: 029103
    ISBN: 9780064403337
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    Amanda Freebold's father sails to the new colony of Jamestown, hoping to make a life there for his family. Amanda and her two siblings stay behind with their mother and work hard for Mistress Trippett to make ends meet in the meantime. After three years, the Freebold children's mother dies and they are left alone. Amanda makes the hard decision to cross the ocean and join their father in the new world, and the children start the long, hard journey with only a brass lion that their father left to guard them.

  • Item #: 045932
    Retail: $39.95
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    Bones/muscles/skin, digestive system, nutrition, circulatory system, immune system, respiratory system, excretory system, nervous system, endocrine system, and reproductive system.

  • Item #: 000905
    ISBN: 9780974218199
    Retail: $24.95
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    This course would have been exactly what I was looking for several years ago when my own homeschoolers reached their teen years.  Instead of a comprehensive life skills preparation such as author Barbara Frank designed for her own children and now makes available to all homeschoolers, we had a hit and miss approach - a personal finance class here, some marriage and family reading there, with learning how to balance a checkbook thrown in for good measure.

      Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers is a curriculum that teaches the skills and values that teenagers need in the adult world.  Using a well-defined project approach, students research a place to live, figure out health insurance, come to understand credit and receive an introduction to basics like buying a car and setting up a budget. An attitude of prudence is encouraged with a stated goal of minimizing debt. The author also reviews concepts like getting along with family, friends, coworkers, and clients, finding a spouse, and living one's values - in other words applying the principles you've been teaching them since they were small. Now in its 3rd edition, this program features updates such as: new sections on borrowing money and bank accounts (each with three new projects), updates to the Financial Freedom Project and the Health Insurance Project (to reflect changes such as the Affordable Care Act), and a new section called "Work or College" to help you evaluate whether your teenager should pursue college and how to research potential careers.

      The book begins with the new "Work or College?" section to help you and your child evaluate the possibilities of each. Depending on which direction you are leaning, two different paths through the book's material are provided. Next is an excellent, annotated reading list, divided by topic. The Projects section follows. Starting with background information, each project continues with research and reading assignments.  These assignments are broken down into bite-sized pieces and often include the completion of various charts. Although the book is reproducible only for additional students in your family, they would be easy to replicate on any basic computer spreadsheet. Most projects include suggestions for further study and ways that parents can personalize the project by sharing from their own experience.

      Although a family could use one book for several children if each prepared his own notebook, the manual is so full of valuable information and checklists that around our house we would be much more comfortable with each student having his own copy. I think my "homeschooled" college students would profit from going through this course during summer break.  Revised and expanded; 160 pgs. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
    Retail: $12.99
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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 #: 058620
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  • Item #: 058619
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  • Item #: 058616
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  • Item #: 058615
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  • Item #: 058425
    ISBN: 9781937639105
    Retail: $18.99
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    Technology. For many of us, this modest word produces a knot in our stomach. Technology can be a wonderful asset, and represents the wave of the future; yet, how often do we look around and see individuals consumed by the technology in their hands while paying no attention to the person next to them? To be honest, technology presents a unique challenge not only to individuals but also to us as a society as we learn to balance technology in our lives.

    If you are looking for balance in technology use in your home, these resources from popular homeschool speaker Todd Wilson may tip the scales in your favor. Beginning with the booklet, written primarily to Dads (with much application to Mom), Todd lays a foundational understanding of the allure and deceptive nature of technology and it's impact on his own family; explains the unique impact technology has on males and females; and uses supportive scripture to form a battle plan to tame the beast. While this practical, easily digested, 47 page Booklet gives parents the necessary tools to tame the techno-beast, Todd also offers a 100+ page Student Workbook, designed to take young people on a path of self-discovery of their relationship with the Techno-Beast. One thing I really appreciated about the student workbook is how he walks students logically through setting a technology standard for themselves rather than espousing the "evils" of technology. Beginning with a short history lesson to introduce the first computer game (Pong, for those too young to remember!), which leads to an overview of the rapid technology explosion, the Student Workbook then tackles life in a virtual world. A virtual world that can be all-encompassing and provide a snare that is different for males and females. Students then explore the Biblical application, battle plans for killing the beast and development of personal standards for video games, cell phones, Facebook and internet usage. Each workbook section ends with open-ended questions designed to help young people evaluate their views of technology and the impact it has on their lives. A sampling of the questions: "How do you respond when you see a new gadget?" Does your virtual world seem easier, more exciting, or more relational than your real world at home, school or work? Explain." Weekly Technology Logs are also included for self-evaluation. Parents and young people alike will be challenged to think beyond society's norm as they evaluate the Techno-Beast in their home. Homeschool parents may reproduce pages for use within a single classroom. sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 058424
    ISBN: 9780982194126
    Retail: $6.99
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    Technology. For many of us, this modest word produces a knot in our stomach. Technology can be a wonderful asset, and represents the wave of the future; yet, how often do we look around and see individuals consumed by the technology in their hands while paying no attention to the person next to them? To be honest, technology presents a unique challenge not only to individuals but also to us as a society as we learn to balance technology in our lives.

    If you are looking for balance in technology use in your home, these resources from popular homeschool speaker Todd Wilson may tip the scales in your favor. Beginning with the booklet, written primarily to Dads (with much application to Mom), Todd lays a foundational understanding of the allure and deceptive nature of technology and it's impact on his own family; explains the unique impact technology has on males and females; and uses supportive scripture to form a battle plan to tame the beast. While this practical, easily digested, 47 page Booklet gives parents the necessary tools to tame the techno-beast, Todd also offers a 100+ page Student Workbook, designed to take young people on a path of self-discovery of their relationship with the Techno-Beast. One thing I really appreciated about the student workbook is how he walks students logically through setting a technology standard for themselves rather than espousing the "evils" of technology. Beginning with a short history lesson to introduce the first computer game (Pong, for those too young to remember!), which leads to an overview of the rapid technology explosion, the Student Workbook then tackles life in a virtual world. A virtual world that can be all-encompassing and provide a snare that is different for males and females. Students then explore the Biblical application, battle plans for killing the beast and development of personal standards for video games, cell phones, Facebook and internet usage. Each workbook section ends with open-ended questions designed to help young people evaluate their views of technology and the impact it has on their lives. A sampling of the questions: "How do you respond when you see a new gadget?" Does your virtual world seem easier, more exciting, or more relational than your real world at home, school or work? Explain." Weekly Technology Logs are also included for self-evaluation. Parents and young people alike will be challenged to think beyond society's norm as they evaluate the Techno-Beast in their home. Homeschool parents may reproduce pages for use within a single classroom. sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 050020
    ISBN: 9780981999029
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $149.00

    What a treasure! I'm mourning the fact that I no longer have students in my home. I would love to go through this course with them. If there was anything even remotely like it "back then," I was unaware of it. This course combines music history (learning about composers) with music appreciation (learning about their music) and shows how they interweave with as well as impact the intricate fabric of western culture. The scope of the course is breathtaking a survey of 300 years (right before 1600 to the edge of WWI) of Western Music and Arts. The author, Carol Reynolds, is a well-loved professor of music history who supplies students with an abundance of primary and secondary sources and encourages her students to learn from them. The course she's provided is professionally well-done, comprehensive in its depth and scope, amazing in its use of musicians and cultural backdrops and, in short, magnificent. In her words, "the history of music makes sense only when it is combined with the history of science, politics, conquests, religious movements, and the other arts. . . . . Music has the ability to enlighten, enliven, and enshrine in our memory the interaction of history, science, and art."

    Just to whet your appetite, here's what's provided in the unit on Mozart: a lecture that includes pictures from the Big Band era and rock and roll (to illustrate the similarity in terms of musical change between the Baroque and the following period), examples of music played on a piano that merge into orchestral presentations, pictures of political figures, art, architecture, places, clothing, a "sub-lecture" that shows how a grand piano works, vocabulary defined, dozens of musical examples. Through all of this, Mrs. Reynolds' sweeping commentary takes us from Mozart throughout Europe and even colonial America showing us relationships and a continual historical perspective. While the workbook provides "notes" (dates, places, definitions, etc.), the student will need to pay attention to the lecture in order to fill in all the blanks. Questions involve extrapolation from the lecture rather than just a regurgitation of it. The lecture introduces many musical compositions; listening to required and recommended works will provide others, but it's expected that the student continues to learn by drawing on provided internet sources.

    There are 17 units:

    • Using music history to unlock western culture
    • Music entwined with great events in western history
    • Technology, terminology, and cultural perspective
    • Fanfare and power: the court of Louis XIV
    • Sweeping away the Renaissance into the Baroque
    • Liturgical calendar, street parties, and the new church music
    • A lively journey through the life of Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Enlightenment, classicism and the astonishing Mozart
    • In the abyss: the century struggles with unfettered imagination
    • Beethoven as hero and revolutionary
    • Salons, poetry, and the power of the song
    • A tale of four virtuosi and the birth of the tone poem
    • Nationalism and explosion of romantic opera
    • The absolutely new world of Wagner
    • Imperial Russia a cultural odyssey
    • Load up the wagons: the story of American music
    • Turning the page on western tradition with the explosion of war

    Course components include a set of DVDs (lively lectures that include "on location" film clips, interviews, and a wealth of information; professionally done) and a student Resource Book that will ultimately become a resource/reference for the student when the course is completed. Recently revised, the audio CDs that were previously included have been replaced by links on the publisher's website (www.professorcarol.com) to required and recommended musical works. The spiral-bound student Resource Book provides the student's path through the course. The pages for each unit provide a list of Key Figures and Places, Vocabulary, Notable Dates, suggestions for Listening (some of which are included on the CDs), and a listing of Websites for further research. The Putting It All Together section provides study projects for the student and the Viewing Guide provides a place for note-taking through the lecture series. Also included in the Workbook is a set of Quizzes for each unit, texts and translations for the music provided, and an answer key for both the Quizzes and the Viewing Guide pages.

    Although it doesn't say so, this course seems like it was developed with homeschoolers in mind all instruction is directed toward the student so a motivated student could work somewhat independently (although in my home, I would have wanted to be learning these things right along with my student). Easily a full high school credit in Music History/Appreciation, it might be more properly called by an old-fashioned name Humanities.

    The Teacher's Manual on CD-ROM is available separately and includes PDF files for the following: Syllabus, a unit-by-unit Course Plan, four Exams with Answer Keys, and a Listening Plan. Appendices include a Listening Selection Chart and a Listening Progress Form. Although not absolutely necessary, this does provide some nice features and gives the course a little more cohesive "feel." The publisher recommends the addition of the Teacher's Manual especially if taking the course for credit. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049010
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 048698
    ISBN: 9780486456843
    Retail: $5.50
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    This masterpiece of English literature tells the story of the lovely but vain Bathsheba Everdene and three very different suitors. When she first meets farmer Gabriel Oak, she is a poor young girl playing milkmaid to her aunt's old cow, and he is a new shepherd with several hundred sheep. It doesn't take long for her to capture his interest but when she fails to reciprocate and then moves away, Gabriel tries to shrug off his loss. When their paths cross again, it's under very different circumstances. She has inherited her uncle's successful farm, and he has lost everything and is desperately trying to find a position as a shepherd on another farm. While he quietly and steadfastly labors away in the background, Bathsheba inadvertently captures another farmer's heart, and then loses her own to a young handsome sergeant. As the drama builds against the beautifully depicted backdrop of the English countryside, the right choice becomes obvious and many hard lessons have been learned. Please note there are a few "damns." By Thomas Hardy, 348 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 045955
    Retail: $39.95
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    Living & nonliving things, where do animals live, life cycles, food chains, my senses, human body, weather, seasons, the sky, and land/water/air.

  • Item #: 045935
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    Work & machines, forces & motion, properties of atoms, elements & the periodic table, chemical reactions, acids/bases/salts, electricity, magnetism, sound, and light.

  • Item #: 045934
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    Minerals, rocks, fossils, geologic time, plate tectonics, earthquakes, weathering of rocks & soil formation, Earth's atmosphere, understanding weather, and our solar system.

  • Item #: 045933
    Retail: $39.95
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    Photosynthesis & respiration, mitosis & meiosis, modern genetics, microlife, osmosis & diffusion, compound microscope, sponges/cnidarians/worms, mollusks/arthropods/echinoderms, fishes/amphibians/reptiles, and birds and mammals.

  • Item #: 045931
    Retail: $39.95
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    Diversity of life, cells, genetics, introduction to plants & animals, ecosystems/food chains/food, volcanoes, sun-earth-moon system, solids/liquids/gases, and electromagnetism.

  • Item #: 045930
    Retail: $39.95
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    6 kingdoms of life, roots/stems/leaves, flowers & seeds, cycles of life and biomes, landforms/rocks/soil, Earth's freshwater & atmosphere, elements/mixtures/compounds, acids & bases, Newton's laws of motion, and sound & light.

  • Item #: 045929
    Retail: $39.95
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    Cells, invertebrates, vertebrates, animal growth & reproduction, food chains & food webs, rocks & minerals, earth, weather & climate, force/motion/energy, and electricity & magnetism.

  • Item #: 045928
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    All about plants & animals, land and water habitats, how living things change & grow, mammals & birds, reptiles/amphibians/fish, sun & earth, moon/stars/planets, and fossils & dinosaurs.

  • Item #: 045927
    Retail: $39.95
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    Main parts of plants, how do plants grow, grouping of plants & animals, relationships among living things, rocks/minerals/soil, changes on earth, matter & its properties, work & machines, and solar system.

  • Item #: 044736
    Retail: $11.95
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  • Item #: 029513
    Retail: $4.95
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  • Item #: 026976
    ISBN: 9781931397803
    Retail: $8.95
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    This interesting book tells about the Lewis and Clark expedition in a fun and unique way. Munford, a funny little water molecule, gets flung onto Captain Lewis's hat and then sticks with the group for their journey to the Pacific Ocean. From the water molecule's point of view, the book tells about how they traveled, new plants and animals they found, different people they interacted with, and more. This fun-to-read book is a great way to introduce kids to the Corps of Discovery and makes the story more interesting for those who may not have a natural love of history. Fun black and white illustrations are included on every other page. By Jamie Aramini, 170 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 010451
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  • Item #: 010428
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  • Item #: 010388
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  • Item #: 003571
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