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  • Item #: 006340
    ISBN: 9780825143496
    Retail: $26.00
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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 #: 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 #: 041609
    ISBN: 9781609990695
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  • Item #: 041610
    ISBN: 9781609990701
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  • Item #: 057186
    ISBN: 9781933410197
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    When my children were younger, every December we put aside our books and did a month-long focused study on Christmas. One year we studied the Christmas story, another Christmas traditions around the world and yet another year, we focused on the history of Christmas Carols. What I love about this unit study is that it masterfully unites each of these into one inclusive study.

    Beginning with a detailed study of the birth of Jesus, it then surveys the history of our Christmas celebrations. Designed to take an hour or more, each of the fifteen lessons includes Bible study, history, geography, science, art, poetry, grammar and the stories of Christmas carols. Children will also write (or younger ones will dictate) five essays about Jesus and what following Him means in real life. Two booklets are completed during this study: "A Baby Book for Jesus" and "Christmas Traditions Around the World." Complete instructions and a craft supply list are included. While most supplies are things you will have at home, others are easily found at your local hobby stores. Author Charlene Notgrass also includes a list of read-aloud selections, but feel free to use your family favorites to make a more memorable Christmas experience. Books are consumable; each child will need his own copy. Lesson recommendations and answer key included. Spiral Bound. Scripture references NASB. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059074
    ISBN: 9781609990688
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) A collection of documents, speeches, essays, hymns, poems, and short stories from American history.
  • Item #: 059075
    ISBN: 9781609990664
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Designed to be easy-to-use for parent and student, each of the 30 weekly units in Exploring America has an introduction that features a summary of the material covered, a list of lessons, books required for that unit, and suggested writing assignments. Each of the 150 daily lessons (five lessons per week) includes the history text and the reading assignments for that day (and those in progress). A focused student can direct his own study, and the parent can offer as much interaction as needed. Depending on how fast your child reads and how much time he spends on the weekly project, he may need an average of 2-3 hours for each daily lesson. Exploring America presents history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit includes a Bible study highlighting spiritual issues related to history. It is comprehensive, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century. Part 1: Columbus through Reconstruction (first semester)
  • Item #: 059076
    ISBN: 9781609990671
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Designed to be easy-to-use for parent and student, each of the 30 weekly units in Exploring America has an introduction that features a summary of the material covered, a list of lessons, books required for that unit, and suggested writing assignments. Each of the 150 daily lessons (five lessons per week) includes the history text and the reading assignments for that day (and those in progress). A focused student can direct his own study, and the parent can offer as much interaction as needed. Depending on how fast your child reads and how much time he spends on the weekly project, he may need an average of 2-3 hours for each daily lesson. Exploring America presents history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit includes a Bible study highlighting spiritual issues related to history. It is comprehensive, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century. Part 2: Late 1800s through the Present (second semester)
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  • Item #: 059077
    ISBN: 9781609990756
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  • Item #: 008506
    ISBN: 9781609990749
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  • Item #: 033095
    ISBN: 9781933410364
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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
    Retail: $25.00
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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

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  • 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 #: 036962
    ISBN: 9780743255417
    Retail: $16.00
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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
    Retail: $3.00
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    This "bare-bones" edition features a preface by William Lloyd Garrison. 76 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 014583
    ISBN: 9781930194137
    Retail: $10.95
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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
    Retail: $14.95
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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
    Retail: $5.99
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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
    Retail: $7.99
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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
    Retail: $9.99
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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
    Retail: $26.95
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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

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