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  • Item #: EXAMPK
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  • Item #: 041609
    ISBN: 9781609990695
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  • Item #: 048743
    ISBN: 9781569762806
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    This interesting chronological history with 21 activities is for a slightly older audience than some of our related items. It's an honest look at the daily life and history of Native Americans, and their relationship to Europeans. The book is divided into 8 chapters: "The First People," "In Search of the City of Gold," "Europeans Settle on the Eastern Shore," "Fighting the White Man's Wars," "Heading West," "Destruction of a Way of Life," "Change in Indian Country," and "Tribal Rights and Cultural Pride." Topics include Mesa Verde, European domination, creation stories, DNA analysis, and many more. Activities include playing Native American games, designing and building a trading post, weaving, making beef jerky, deciphering a code, making a totem pole and Arapaho fry bread, etc. The book has a glossary, index, and resource section with websites and books for further study. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 069828
    ISBN: 9780812970418
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    This book provides a readable and concise overview of the War for American Independence, while also giving readers a solid understanding of many of the most significant social and political changes that emerged in the years following the conflict. Written by a preeminent American Revolution historian, this scholarly work explores not only the origins and development of the struggle for independence, but also the relationships between liberty, power, and human rights. The book contains a simple chronological timeline, a few helpful black-and-white maps, but no illustrations. Included in the Layers of Learning unit study resource packages. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 000883
    ISBN: 9780764142581
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    Starting with the immigration of even the earliest Native Americans, American History the Easy Way will lead you on a chronological study of this great country. Presented in a way that is intended to be grasped easily, the text is clear and thought provoking, and it is frequently divided by headings to make particular periods or events easy to find. To help with recall and retention, each section within a chapter ends with "links from the past to the present," "dates," "key points to remember," "key people to remember," and questions in the form of identification, true/false, and multiple-choice. The chapters end in the same way but also include several open-ended analysis questions for essay practice. The chapters break up US history in the following way: Nation of Immigrants, European Settlements in North America, American Revolution, Constitution and the Establishment of the New Nation, Sectionalism and Nationalism: 1801-1850, Growing Nation – Social Change: 1800-1860, Slavery and the Civil War, Changing Lifestyles: 1865-1914, From Panic to Empire, Turmoil of War and Depression, WWII and the Early Years of the Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Watergate: 1960-1976, The Presidencies of Carter, Reagan, and Bush: 1977-1993, Social Changes: 1945-2002, and Recent History: the Clinton Years and After. Illustrated with maps, graphs, and pictures, this book is guaranteed to help with your history grades. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 015497
    ISBN: 9781579600631
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    How did people respond to the relocation of Native Americans to reservations? Get this question answered as well as others relating to tribal creation myths, family life and great Native American leaders.

  • Item #: 028380
    ISBN: 9781465428431
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    By David C. King, this reference covers American history from 1000-2002. It features ample photographs, illustrations, charts, and maps to appeal to the visual student as well as the essential information on the topic to make this a useful research tool for assignments. This is not an exhaustive reference, but like other single volume encyclopedias, this book provides a synopsis of each topic as a starting point for further exploration elsewhere. 304 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
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    I'm always shocked when someone tells me they dislike history and find it boring. I've always loved history because it's the magnificent story of our past – triumphs, tragedies, endurance, courage, heartbreak, justice, injustice, adventure, freedom, change – how could that be boring? This treasury of stories shows readers that American history isn't just about dates and facts, it's about the amazing events that have brought our country to where it is today. Starting with the establishment of the first city in 1564 and ending with the election of 2000, it includes 100 stories that show America's character and its history. All kinds of stories are included; well-known and obscure, funny and sad, admirable and disgraceful. The stories are easy-to-read narratives of true events or descriptions remarkable accomplishments. Each story is about 3-4 pages long and pages feature full-color illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically but there are notes following some of them that identify other stories that link together as well as suggestions for further reading. Help students see that history is full of captivating, motivating, heartbreaking, and interesting stories with this great treasury. By Jennifer Armstrong, 358 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 062245
    ISBN: 9780976579373
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    Ballads are somewhat of a lost art form, but historically, they were a way to pass on to future generations the events and details from history. From Sing ‘n Learn comes this musical approach to reinforce your American History study. Nine ballads (chapters) move through key elements of US history, from Roanoke/Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War, to the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Each chapter follows the same format. First, you’ll find the ballad printed in full (the audio is located in chronological order on the CD). Then the author expands on specific details highlighted in each song. The author clarifies that this is not a history textbook, but the elaboration contains a good amount of explanation. Each chapter ends with a set of Discussion Questions (no answers included). At the book’s end, each ballad is reprinted in full text and includes the melody line and chords.

    Black and white illustrations are included throughout. Some illustrations appear as though they’ve been photocopied and some are occasionally applied as a “watermark” behind text, making the text a little more challenging to read. Another minor negative is that in adding CDs, book references to song locations being on specific cassette tapes were not updated. However, songs are placed chronologically on each CD. One CD includes music and vocals; one contains instrumental only. This set could serve as a tool for your auditory learners and a simple way to remember key points of American history. 8 1/2” x 10 3/4”, 159 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 035312
    ISBN: 9780439385206
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    These ten lively tunes will help your children learn about important events in American History. With the help of this workbook and CD you can easily teach your children about exciting tales of adventurous explorers, noble natives, fearless cowboys, and brave soldiers in a way that will engage their imagination. Each song deals with a specific event or era of American History. Welcome to the New World is a song about the discovery of North America and all the different explorers. People of the Land tells about the different Native American tribes. Tea and the Taxes is a fun song about the Boston Tea Party. The Bill of Rights Rag is a catchy tune that will help your children remember what the Constitution tells us and what some of the different amendments are. The adventurous journey to the western shore of Lewis and Clark is outlined in the song Grand Adventure. The Ballad of Bronco Charlie describes the life of a Pony Express rider during the westward expansion. Gettysburg is a song about…well; you guessed it, the battle of Gettysburg! The Underground Railroad is described in Freedom Train, and the age of invention is described in the song Marvelous Machines. Lastly, Where Are We Going? is a wonderful song about the many immigrants who came over on the boats and how the first thing they see is the Statue of Liberty. Each of these songs is accompanied with background information and activities for your students to do before or after listening to the song. You'll also find extension activities (some with companion reproducible pages), to help students delve into that time in history even more! The words to each song are also included. All ten songs were written, performed, and produced by Ken Sheldon. A big bonus is that the CD not only has the sing-along tracks, but it also has accompaniment tracks (background music, minus the main vocal) you can use for assemblies or other performances to make your students the stars! These are perfect supplemental activities for any study of American History. What a fun way to learn! - elise

  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 025010
    ISBN: 9780064408363
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    I wish this book had been around when I was in school nearly three decades ago! I didn't care much for history then as most books on the subject, textbook or otherwise, were dry and un-motivating to my adolescent mind. This addition to the Don't Know Much About books employs a conversational, question-and-answer style that presents history topics in such a way that you want to learn the answer instead of struggling to absorb the next factoid. I actually enjoyed learning about my country's history! 244 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 003729
    ISBN: 9780965273541
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    This second book by Edward Eggleston includes stories on the perseverance of explorers like Christopher Columbus and John Cabot, the selfless public spirit of George Washington, and the hard work and simplicity of character of Abraham Lincoln. Very homeschool-friendly as this book has study questions after each chapter, definitions of pertinent words, maps and illustrations, and an index for easy cross-reference. 240 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 025617
    ISBN: 9780689857454
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  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055220
    ISBN: 9780528015342
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  • Item #: 036870
    ISBN: 9780439241144
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    For all your hands-on, kinesthetic, visual, arty, or just-plain-bored-with-textbook students, I recommend this! With 26 different map activities covering various periods from the first Americans (stated as arriving 15,000 years ago) to the landing on the moon, each major period of US history is included. Each map activity includes a two page spread with directions on how to make the maps, followed by two reproducible map pages which usually require tape and scissors to complete. The period-applicable maps, once completed, become 3-D maps with moveable pieces. All are in black and white and can be colored, if desired. The directions pages also include teaching points on the geography and history surrounding the maps. A really neat supplement to any US history program, some of the periods mapped include: Vikings discover America, settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown, piracy on the high seas, Washington crosses the Delaware, the trail of tears, western cattle trails, building the Panama Canal, and many more. pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
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    In reference to telling a successful joke or story you often hear, "It's all in the presentation," meaning that people will be interested or enjoy these things if the person telling them is an interesting, good storyteller. That saying captures the Artner's view of teaching and learning American history - children will enjoy history if it is presented to them in an interesting way. The basis of this guide is that learning American history is both more effectively and enjoyably done through reading children's history books rather than a history text. Although simple, this is a somewhat unique idea in many classrooms today. Many parents occasionally supplement with historical readers, either nonfiction or fiction, but few discard the history text and rely on these valuable resources completely. However, as the Artner family sees it, this is by far the best way to engage children in the history of our country. Through reading well-written, factual stories of the times and people of our nation as opposed to a dull textbook, children will truly enjoy history and have a better knowledge of our country's past. To this end, they have created this helpful guide to share their extensive knowledge of great children's history books. Divided into eight historical periods, units cover exploration and settlement (c. 1000-1775), the Colonial period (1607-1775), the War of Independence and the new government (1775-1789), national development and westward expansion (1790-1877), Civil War and reconstruction (1861-1877), Industrial Revolution and the rise of American world leadership (1878-1918), boom, depression and World War II (1919-1945), and the American century (1946-present). For each unit, parents are provided with a basic facts sheet to briefly introduce the era. This sheet includes important chronological dates and events of that time; notable people, places, and topics for reading; inventions and innovations of the time; important documents; and famous phrases. The Artner's also strongly suggest using Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework in conjunction with this text, citing page numbers of that book to read in introduction to each era and referencing history activity ideas from the same. The second teacher page for each unit holds history topics which should be covered according to E.D. Hirsch's books, What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, as well as ideas for optional fun activities relating to the topics read about. The last portion of each unit contains the reading list. Here you will find the titles and authors of what the Artner's believe to be the best children's history books. These books are divided by in print or easily found, out of print, autobiographies, advanced reading, historical fiction, and poetry, prose and song. The teacher's guide section at the front of the book offers information on selecting good history books and using this guide and provides a step-by-step schedule for teaching each unit. Helpful tips for finding any out-of-print treasures are shared at the back of the book. America has a naturally interesting story - don't squelch it with a boring retelling! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 033131
    ISBN: 9781420630473
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  • Item #: 020089
    ISBN: 9781579600877
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    The Indian Wars played a significant part in the formation of the American nation. For 350 years, the Native Americans and the Europeans fought and battled, taking their wars to every corner of America. This book looks at the Indian Wars as they occurred in the following categories: the Colonial Period, 18th Century Indian Wars, 19th Century Indian Wars, and the U.S. Cavalry. Read also some speeches by four famous Indian chiefs and of the last major conflict of the wars - the Battle of Wounded Knee.

  • Item #: 048662
    ISBN: 9780899570266
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    From Columbus' exploration of America on October 12, 1492 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this book explains the history behind 42 memorable dates in our country's history. The historical significance behind each date is explained in a two to four page chapter. What sets this book apart is that the events are placed into the context of God's activity, using anecdotes, speeches, and excerpts from sermons taken from the time period covered in each chapter. For example, the D-Day (1944) chapter includes President Roosevelt's prayer for the soldiers and their families, and the Kent State University Shootings chapter (1970) recounts how a religious revival took place at Asbury College in Kentucky. Some of the other events covered in this book are the Mayflower Compact (1620), the Constitution (1787), the Wright Brothers' First Flight (1903), World War I (1914-18), and the Fall of Communism (1989). Notes at the end of each chapter provide bibliographical (or website) references. By Rebecca Price Janney. 175 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 044558
    ISBN: 9780635121219
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  • Item #: 006340
    ISBN: 9780825143496
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    A set of 25 map activities to help you incorporate geography into your study of U.S. history. Requiring no preparation time, these are activities to be used independently by students with any text or study of the U.S. to help student visualize events and movements in U.S. History. As with the World History Map Activities, each exercise includes an instruction/worksheet and a map to complete. Maps and activities are reproducible for your home school only, so you will need only one copy. Answers are included to all worksheet activities and map exercises. This book is extremely well-done, covering every phase of U.S. history from discovery through "American Involvement in Vietnam."

  • Item #: 003532
    ISBN: 9780689809958
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    What was George Washington like when he was young? This series of books is about children who became famous figures in American History. They are a diverse group, and they all provide inspiring stories.
  • Item #: 005163
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    This 1-year study spans the time from 1400's to 1865 is meant to "bridge the gap" from Early American history to the U.S. History through the Civil War study for junior highers. The course includes 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed per week.

  • Item #: 019002
    ISBN: 9781587283017
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  • 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 #: 019860
    ISBN: 9780415873499
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    This scholarly work gives students an in-depth look at the events preceding the American Revolution. If you have ever wondered, "What events lead the Colonists to utterly rebel against the British rule?" Or, "Was it truly a massacre or did the soldiers justly respond to the confusion and perceived threat of the day?" This book brings together the most important documents pertaining to this incident, along with a compelling overview of the historical context, taking readers on a journey toward their own personal understanding of early American history. A fascinating read for the serious history student or one who has a keen interest in understanding the early events of our great nation. In the words of John Adams, "The 5th of March 1770, ought to be an eternal warning to this nation, on that night the foundation of American independence was laid." An FPE required resource. Includes extensive notes and index. 256 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 015743
    ISBN: 9781330499528
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