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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 #: EXPAMC
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  • Item #: 035995
    ISBN: 9781623410957
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    Suppose your junior or senior high student has been through Level B or C of the Student Writing Intensive (SWI) seminar and has a good understanding of how to write a paragraph using topic and clincher sentences. He may even have a little bit of experience with essay writing but you feel he needs more instruction and practice with essays. This course is for you! Focusing specifically on the structure and content of essay writing, it's an extension and refinement of IEW's Unit VIII (on the formal essay). Utilizing a four-step teaching strategy which includes preliminary instruction, modeling, practice with help, and "on your own" work, this ten-week course by Lesha Myers takes the student step-by-step through the essay-writing process. Teaching units include thesis statements, essay organization, transitions, introductions, and conclusions and end with descriptive and persuasive essay practice. The course book includes student pages with instruction written directly to the student and teacher pages that include helps (grading and schedules) and unit by unit lesson plans.

  • Item #: 017085
    ISBN: 9780205309023
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    Too often, English teachers make the English language more complicated than it needs to be. Not so with the late Prof. William Strunk Jr., who originally authored this work to use with his classes at Cornell University in the early 1900's. Although the original 43-page digest has "swelled" to a whopping 85 pages, the essence of the book remains a strong case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity. Think of this as a concise rulebook for English. Rules are given, followed by examples of improper and proper usage. If you could only have one book on language usage, this should be it.

  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9781886061293
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    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out this workbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, or exhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to use when you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writing is what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line with what my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writing during my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepare your child in the same way.

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

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writing style, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn't enough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

    Writing (9-12)

  • Item #: 041609
    ISBN: 9781609990695
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  • Item #: 041610
    ISBN: 9781609990701
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  • Item #: 036962
    ISBN: 9780743255417
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    This memoir by Sam R. Watkins tells of his experience during the American Civil War. Sam joined the Confederate army when he was twenty-one and fought in battles from Shiloh to Nashville. He wrote the memoir twenty years after the war, and it blends the horror of war with a sense of humor that readers will enjoy. It tells of the Confederate common foot soldiers, its commanders, its Yankee enemies, its victories and defeats, and its ultimate surrender in 1865. Considered a classic Civil War memoir, this story of one man's experience in the war will be hard to put down. Very readable and engrossing. 240 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 021502
    ISBN: 9780800786083
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    When a stranger challenges a congregation to consider what it really means to follow in the steps of Jesus, it certainly has an effect. Over the next year, six people in particular who decided to make that effort to walk in His steps experienced the Christian life as they never had before. This classic was first told by pastor Charles Sheldon over 100 years ago and has had a profound influence worldwide ever since.

  • Item #: 002079
    ISBN: 9780486284996
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    This "bare-bones" edition features a preface by William Lloyd Garrison. 76 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 014583
    ISBN: 9781930194137
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    Your study of history will be greatly enhanced by the many informative maps in this atlas. The maps show information such as the European Exploration of North America, slave trade routes, settlement by ethnic groups, California's early settlements, the Missouri compromise, expansion of railroads, Sherman's march, and more! Full color, index included. 56 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 002920
    ISBN: 9780838825662
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  • Item #: 043684
    ISBN: 9780803263253
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    Although Davy Crockett rings as a familiar name, do you really know his story? Written by Crockett himself, this book will take you into a life filled with hunting, Indian fighting, and political ambition. Read as he shares about his days spent in Tennessee and his overall life as a frontiersman. Introduction by Paul Andrew Hutton. 211 pgs, pb. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 024999
    ISBN: 9780156563772
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    Based on her own childhood memories of growing up in San Francisco, author Kathryn Forbes introduces us to the delightful character of Mama, the mother of a Norwegian immigrant family growing up in San Francisco during the early 1900s. Despite the many obstacles that are thrown her way, Mama always manages to make the best out of it and conquer the situation. She is an extremely resourceful person who leads her family through such trying financial times as paying for Papa's expensive operation (without ever having to dip into the mystery bank account!). Mama's Bank Account is a heart warming tale about a loving mother who always unconditionally puts her family first. First published in 1943, this book was the inspiration behind the successful play, movie, and television show "I Remember Mama". ~ Enh

  • Item #: 025025
    ISBN: 9780060652920
    Retail: $14.99
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    C. S. Lewis had a remarkable talent for using the English language, and when he was given the opportunity in 1942 to explain the Christian faith on air with the BBC, he began something that is still benefiting people more than sixty years later. The 33 talks that have been compiled into this book are Lewis's explanation and defense of those points that are common to nearly all Christians, on various topics: law, the invasion by Germany, the "cardinal virtues," morality and psychoanalysis, forgiveness, faith, the three-personal God, the new man, and many others. Easy to read and understand, the simple language has not dumbed down the content - it still stimulates the mind. This is a helpful book for any number of situations. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 026620
    ISBN: 9780380001415
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    "When I left my city home to be a teacher at a backwoods mission, I dreamed of adventure. I wasn't ready for the real challenges of life in these mountains. I'd have given up, if not for the children. I came to Cutter Gap to teach, but they show me everyday I'm here to learn." Christy Huddleston leaves her life of privilege and ease at the young age of 19 to teach at a school in the Smoky Mountains. Her faith is severely tested by her pupils, the love of two men, and the curious customs of the wild mountain people. However, as she braves her primitive mountain surroundings, she grows to love these people and the simple life that she leads in the heart of God's country. Christy touches the heart as it is based on the life of author Catherine Marshall's mother. This moving story is beautifully told and it will appeal to readers of all ages. ~ elise

  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • 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 #: 014496
    ISBN: 9781931397100
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    All the same outline maps that are in Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book, but with a few extras: Canadian Provinces and Territories, Ancient Civilizations, Mongols, Thirteen Colonies, 10/40 Window, and state maps with USA inserts. The following shaded relief outline maps are also included: Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, World, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In all, there are over 260 printable maps. Windows requirements: Windows 95 or later; Mac requirements: OS 9 or later; Acrobat 5.0 or above (included); and an inkjet or laser printer (recommended). Revised in 2008. ~ Zach

  • 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 #: 048565
    ISBN: 9780140309249
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    First published in 1940, this classic Newbery Honor Book tells the story of Janey Larkin, a girl whose father is a migrant worker. Janey's family moves often, following the crops from farm to farm. Her most prized possession is the blue willow plate from her early childhood home, which she dimly remembers. Janey longs for the day when her blue willow plate—and her family—can once again set down roots in a real home. By Doris Gates. 172 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 001505
    ISBN: 9780486292793
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    Loaded with satire and classic American humor, Humorous Stories and Sketches will without a doubt amuse its readers. Compiled within are eight of Mark Twain's most entertaining pieces of work: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Journalism in Tennessee, About Barbers, A Literary Nightmare, The Stolen White Elephant, The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, and How to Tell a Story. Each piece is between 5-20 pages. 74 pgs, pb. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 005894
    ISBN: 9780486410234
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    This unabridged edition contains the original classic as well as "Good Wives", or "Little Women Part 2".

  • Item #: 032330
    ISBN: 9780486440286
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    Includes the original preface, but no other extras. 380 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 043502
    ISBN: 9780060652944
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    This classic by C.S. Lewis shares his views on the education of older students (and how educators of his day were leading students down a dangerous path), and uses that as a starting point to stress the importance of good values, courage, and honor in our society. He warns of the consequences of an education or social thinking that undermines the importance of good values and treats everything as relative. He states that some things are in fact objective (they are without doubt good or evil) and criticizes the way society is trying to rationalize the diminishment of the belief in natural values. Finally he warns of a future in which the values and morals of the majority are controlled by a small group of people who rule by a perfect understanding of psychology. One of most debated of Lewis's work, this book stresses that above all else, people should be taught to love good and hate evil. 114 pages, softcover. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 025502
    ISBN: 9780440400592
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    Follow the adventures of one Jewish immigrant family living in the upper east side of New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Although they live a simple life, the five girls - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie (and later baby Charlie!) find adventure in everything they do from visiting the market and the library to performing routine chores in their own home. These loveable characters share a strong family bond and delight in celebrating both Jewish holidays and everyday adventures together. This is the first book in the wholesome, enjoyable, well-written series by Sydney Taylor.

  • Item #: 001533
    ISBN: 9780140309270
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    What do you do if you can't fix a broken doughnut making machine with tons of batter inside? What do you do after there are more than a thousand doughnuts and they just keep coming? What do you do if a rich lady has lost her diamond bracelet and it is inside of one of the doughnuts? If you're Homer Price, then your uncle has left you alone in the middle of this crisis and you have to find a way out of it! But that won't be a problem, because he's handled a skunk, four bank robbers, a 6' ball of string, and helped 100 families find their homes in the new subdivision where all 100 houses look exactly alike. - Melissa

  • Item #: 003189
    ISBN: 9780544336261
    Retail: $8.99
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    Another Newbery Award (1994) winner from the author of Number the Stars. A remarkable coming-of-age story about a young man who overcomes his society. Set in a "utopian" or "dystopian" (depending on your point of view!) society which is extremely regulated and controlled, Jonas is selected for the very special job of becoming the Receiver of Memory in this story about a community of the future. When Jonas realizes, however, what has been lost and what the price of conformity is, he makes a daring decision that will forever change his life. Our whole family read and discussed this book, finding it an excellent starting point for frank discussion of individuality and responsibility vs. security and homogeneity. Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory for his community. As he becomes aware of the choices his world has made, he is faced with a difficult decision.

  • Item #: 001220
    ISBN: 9780486280486
    Retail: $4.50
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