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  • Item #: 022285
    ISBN: 9781609990831
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    I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner-one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

    Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

    Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family’s needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

    Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 & 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

    If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

    Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069426
    ISBN: 9781609991135
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     This 2-disc set includes the narration of the texts From Adam to Us, parts 1 and 2. This is intended to supplement the curriculum and is very helpful for auditory learners. The recordings include the content of the lessons but not the lessons assignments, the selections from Our Creative World, or any worksheets - this is just a narration of the text. These are in MP3 format and are only compatible with MP3 players like your computer or other devices that are labeled as such and can be downloaded to electronic devices. There is approximately 30 hours, 40 minutes of play time, read by Charlene Notgrass.

  • Item #: 022309
    ISBN: 9781609990916
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  • Item #: 022313
    ISBN: 9781609990909
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  • Item #: 022310
    ISBN: 9781609990879
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  • Item #: 022324
    ISBN: 9781609990886
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  • Item #: 005109
    ISBN: 9780940319073
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    Using her well-known talent for making complex topics clear and understandable, Dr. Beechick has provided us with another valuable and exciting resource for teaching. This book is riveting! In a sharp departure from her fabulous "how to teach" books, Dr. Beechick introduces us to an almost forgotten world in a fantastic work of historical fiction - combining the actual, historical truths revealed in scripture with various other sources to create a fluid, easy-to-read "walk" through early history. We journey from creation to the departure of Abram from Ur, through the eyes of the Old Testament authors. Hopefully, Dr. Beechick will continue in this vein in future books. 176 pgs.

  • Item #: 000520
    ISBN: 9780486287386
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    This historical book by Booker T. Washington is an autobiography that shares his life story and how he became one of the most influential leaders of his day. Beginning with his childhood as a slave in Virginia, the book details how he struggled for an education, how Reconstruction affected his life, his involvement with the Tuskegee Institute, his efforts to promote education among African Americans, his motivational speechmaking around the country, and more. This unabridged book is an inspiring story of personal achievement during tough times and a must-read for those studying the civil rights movement during the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 166 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

    Historical Fiction

  • Item #: 052350
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    Providing an introduction to a variety of essential research tools, this guide gently walks students through the dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, concordance and the telephone book. Each lesson offers great flexibility for the homeschooling family, as the lessons are not written in daily format. Each section begins with background information on the studied reference book and includes instructions on how to use it. The following student pages provide a variety of activities specific to the reference studied. Here is an example of one portion of the Encyclopedia lesson: The student reads the instruction on using an encyclopedia. They are asked to look up "Samuel Adams" and read about his life and answer the following questions: What year was he born? Who was his famous cousin? What college did he graduate from in 1740? Internet research tools are discussed, although the author emphasizes the importance of using research books. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible is recommended and Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary is suggested (other dictionaries will work). Pb. 26 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049162
    ISBN: 9781931397643
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    Subtitled, "Heroes of America's Growth and Freedom", this volume features 20 individuals from American history including Patrick Henry, John Adams, Clara Barton, Booker T. Washington and more.

  • 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 #: 013819
    ISBN: 9780060935467
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    1962 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. Scout and Jem Finch witness prejudice in the depression-era South when their father, a lawyer, defends a black man accused of rape. By Harper Lee, 323 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 062161
    ISBN: 9781609990541
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    You have chosen to play a vital role in your children’s lives. Be encouraged! This hardcover gift book is an update of the Daily Devotional Calendar from Charlene Notgrass. The entries (one for each day of the month) are based on Titus 2:3-5, the godly characteristics for older and younger women. We are flawed, she asserts, but that truth can either discourage us or we can be encouraged that problems have solutions and God lovingly responds to us. Charlene takes an older woman encouraging a younger woman approach throughout, using the first few pages to explain her heart. Then, each very brief devotional speaks directly to the homeschool mom’s heart, exhorting her to teach and live the eternal, with the day’s single Scripture verse written at the bottom. What will absolutely strike you first are the vibrantly detailed, high definition, full-color nature photos, which draw the connection that we are to grow day by day, tending and nurturing our soul and the souls of our children just as nature does. Make this a beautiful gift with long-lasting results. 8” x 8.25”, 45 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062566
    ISBN: 9781930900813
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    Michael is a happy Hungarian prince living in a castle in the Chestry valley. His life is turned upside down after his family is killed during a Nazi Germany invasion and the castle becomes headquarters for the Nazi military. Michael flees to America for safety and is adopted by a farm family. He brings along an acorn from a special oak tree in his homeland, hoping to plant it on American soil. This is a wonderful story of a young boy overcoming hardships but persevering and regaining hope to find joy again. Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor winner. 253 pgs. pb. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 051756
    ISBN: 9781926818924
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    Courage, conflict, hope and catastrophe, adventures, missteps and new beginnings – these are the makings of America's history. Young readers can experience them all as they spend "one day" with a fictional character (based on real history) from 1750 to 1899. Accurate historical information is presented between stories using photographs, illustrations and textual information of real places like Valley Forge and Bull Run, and real people like Helen Keller and Jane Adams. Historical fiction can be used to engage a student who may not love to study history, especially if they can relate their own lives to those of the kids in these stories. Think of the conversations you could get out of your kids as they read about these different periods in U.S. history. These are also great short stories to use as models for them to write their own historical fiction pieces. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 020041
    ISBN: 9781579600976
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    The founders of the nation are made more familiar to us here in this book. There are biographies of 14 important men, from John Adams to George Washington, which include quotes, timelines, and important information about the man's influence in the foundation of the American nation.

  • Item #: 008076
    ISBN: 9781426306655
    Retail: $38.90
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    Lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs and reproduction paintings, this family reference has appeal for Americans of all ages. Defining the character of America in three words - optimism, action and energy, this National Geographic book will teach and entertain its readers. Chapter 1 begins with the settling of America and the people groups who have made us who we are collectively. Profiles on William Penn and Pocahontas are included along with an interesting article entitled, "Can America be a 'City on the Hill'?" which explores America's religious ideals and the reality of greed and materialism. The second chapter looks at the birth of America including early wars and the constitutional convention. Profiles of Thomas Paine and Abigail Adams are included, and the great historical debate between federalists and anti-federalists is summarized. Chapter 3 covers our expanding nation and profiles Thomas Jefferson and Nat Turner. Chapter 4 offers a look at women's rights, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction with profiles on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. Industry and Empire are the focus of chapter 5 with profiles of Andrew Carnegie and Chief Joseph. This is followed by the New Deal and the growth of government. Chapter 6 profiles crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Huey Long. Chapter 7 looks at war, prosperity and social changes from 1941-1968, with profiles of Joseph McCarty and Martin Luther King Jr. The final chapter looks at 1969-present with profiles of Sandra Day O'Conner and Cesar Chavez. A key events timeline is found across the bottom of each chapter's first page which adds to the value of this compelling resource. As we consider where America is today, the author leaves us with the discussion point of more or less government in the economy, which is a question that we will continue to grapple with as we strive to progress as a nation.

    Also included is the entire text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Sentiments as well as a listing of websites to explore, historical places to visit, and many other helpful resources. Whether you utilize this for school research or a coffee table book to be set out and enjoyed, there is much to appreciate within these pages. HC. 240 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 000657
    ISBN: 9780486217840
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    When Otto's mother dies shortly after childbirth, his father sends Otto to live with the monks in the monastery. Finally allowed to return home at age 12, Otto finds himself in the midst of a bloody feud with a rival noble family. When Otto is captured by the enemy, his father willing sacrifices his life for that of his son. First published in 1888, Otto of the Silver Hand continues to captivate readers today with its tales of medieval chivalry. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 000519
    ISBN: 9780486401683
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    What study of the states would be complete without a little coloring? Well, it's not really an essential, but it can reinforce the learning. Attractive blackline coloring pages are brimming with information about each of the 50 states, educating as they are colored. Which state is the Sunflower State? The Land of Opportunity? Which state's motto is "Ever Upward"? Informative captions provide each state's nickname, motto, flower, bird, tree, capital, principal rivers and mountains, notable attractions, and other special information.

    Accurate outline drawings of each state are prominent, with a small inset map of the United States showing its location (by shading). Some details, like mountains, rivers, and lakes, appear on the state. The capital's location is starred, but no printed names appear - so you can have your children do a little research and mapwork for extra benefit. This also makes the book usable as a reproducible map source. Surrounding the state are other blackline figures of the state bird, flower, related plant and animal life, and other significant features (New York, for example, includes the Statue of Liberty). Now your students can color their way to U.S. geographic literacy!

  • Item #: 009458
    ISBN: 9781442239357
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    This handy reference book compiled and edited by Bill Adler, contains a collection of some of the best quotations from eight influential founders of the United States. Readers will be exposed to the wit and wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine on a wide variety of topics. Organized by each founder, you’ll find quotations on a variety of topics. This is a great resource for writing reports or papers or to simply gain a better understanding of the views of influential personalities from the past. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 000730
    ISBN: 9781883937997
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    Miss Arabella Braithewaite (a.k.a. "Missabella") teaches orphan children living in England in the early 1820's. Realizing there is no future for these children in this era of factory growth and child labor, she plans to move her group of ten orphans to Australia to take up a land grant. Follow along with Missabella and the children as they journey at sea and face the challenges and triumphs of making a new continent their home. By Eleanor Spence. 195 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 003433
    ISBN: 9780991117505
    Retail: $10.95
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    Republic or Democracy? What is the foundation of America? Does it really matter? If you follow any current media outlets, you quickly notice that America is described with either of these terms or sometimes these terms are used interchangeably. But do they mean the same thing? With an overview of defining terms while revisiting the writings of American founders, this book presents an understandable interpretation of the purpose and benefit of a republican form of government. Intermingled are quotations from our founding fathers, and an extensive look at the writings of John Adams. This is a perfect resource to introduce high schoolers and parents to the ancient ideas and principles behind the republican form of government. Learn why the founders of the United States used their unique opportunity to choose a republic form of government for themselves and their prosperity. 110 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 015189
    ISBN: 9780425257838
    Retail: $17.00
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     The Americans that lived, struggled and sometimes fought during World War 2 have often been called ‘the greatest generation.’ This book will provide plenty of examples to show what was so great about those who fought in the Pacific during WW 2. Following fifteen U. S. Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack through numerous battles and their eventual return home, author Adam Makos chronicles the firsthand accounts of veterans who describe their combat experiences in their own words. With unflinching honesty, these Marines tell the true and sometimes gruesome story of how they fought in the Pacific and survived the difficult transition to civilian life after V-J Day. Whether you are a student of military history or simply someone who wants to hear the voice of a generation that is quickly passing away, you will find this book to be richly rewarding. 380 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 057185
    ISBN: 9781933410180
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    Take a journey through the traditions of Thanksgiving this year! This flexible, consumable study contains 15 lessons covering the Pilgrims and Native Americans, Psalm 100 and thankfulness, harvest, cranberries, pumpkins, corn and so much more. Historically focused, this study covers New England beginnings, Thanksgiving in the American Revolution, a Civil War Thanksgiving, late 1800s-early 1900s along with more recent festivities of football, parades and presidential turkey pardoning. Activities are varied and encompass short answer or fill in the blank worksheets, crossword puzzles, coloring (colored pencils recommended), secret codes and creative writing. Topically you will explore history, geography, Bible study, poetry and art study, grammar, and science. Instructions for seven craft projects, using easy to find items, are also included along with a place for a Thanksgiving scrapbook. Each lesson will take 30-60 minutes to complete. This would make an excellent break from the textbooks in November or a fun family devotional. Daily lesson recommendations and answer key included. Not reproducible. Scripture references NASB. Spiral Bound. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069921
    ISBN: 9781426211751
    Retail: $40.00
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     Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated in full-color, this book presents the sweeping tale of the making of the United States, from colonial days to the establishment of a new nation. This volume published by National Geographic, not only informs readers about the leading personalities and events of America’s struggle for independence, but also about how these events continue to influence United States’ direction today. This book is a great place to start for any student who has a desire to learn more about the founding and history of the U.S. The text includes a helpful timeline, numerous high-quality maps, and copies of some of America’s key founding documents. Part of A Well Planned Gal’s A New Nation 9th grade curriculum. 9 1/2” x 11, 340 pgs, hc.” ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 056155
    ISBN: 9781440551796
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    While the title may seem more like an oxymoron than a reality, the ideas in this book will incorporate pioneering into your current lifestyle. Wherever you live and whatever your space, there are ideas in this book to take you back to the simple, less technology-dependent ways. 10 chapters focus on How a Pioneer Tends, Prepares, Eats, Bakes, Drinks, Stays Strong, Cleans Up, Lights the Way, Keeps Warm, and Mends. As you can tell from the titles, you'll find relevant tips for using your land to garden, compost, and raise food; preserving foods using a variety of methods; cooking the fruits of your labor; baking bread; homebrewing; creating natural remedies; making soaps; candlemaking; quilting; and sewing. Each chapter is packed with creative, workable ideas to start building these basic skills into your everyday life. Thorough instructions and Pioneer Tip boxes guide you through each process, and plenty of recipes make it tempting to start right away! The lightweight, unevenly cut pages, small size (7x7.5"), and simple brown font and illustrations on cream-colored paper fit the simple theme of the book. Helpful appendices and index are in the back. 303 pgs, sc. – Steph

  • Item #: 003136
    ISBN: 9781628630008
    Retail: $19.95
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    From that mogul of maps, Josh Wiggers (of Geography Matters), comes this valuable resource with over 130 reproducible maps. Need a map for Hannibal's travels, hurricane tracking, or habitat studies? It's here! No more wasted time searching for that elusive map of the ancient Middle East! Includes maps of each of the fifty states, continents, ancient historical regions, historical war regions, and more.

  • Item #: 069643
    ISBN: 9781609991142
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       This 2-disc set includes the narration of the texts Exploring America, parts 1 and 2. This is intended to supplement the curriculum and is very helpful for auditory learners. The recordings include the content of the lessons but not the lessons assignments, the selections from American Voices, or any student review material - this is just a narration of the text. These are in MP3 format and are only compatible with MP3 players like your computer or other devices that are labeled as such and can be downloaded to electronic devices. There is approximately 36 hours of play time, read by Ray Notgrass.