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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 033279
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    Includes stallion mare, foal, fencing bucket, apple barrel, hose and hay bale.

  • Item #: 024817
    ISBN: 9780991367863
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  • Item #: 033492
    ISBN: 9781599152905
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    Ancient Greece relays the Greek geography, several city states, and the Olympic Games, Pericles and Greek theater. 

  • Item #: 033471
    ISBN: 9781599152899
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    Ancient Rome peers into 71 AD Rome with the rulers Vespasian and Titus, the Coliseum games and the influences that discipline, geography and military training had on daily life.

  • Item #: 024267
    ISBN: 9781933748818
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  • Item #: 012043
    ISBN: 9780679890621
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    This Magic Tree House book will whisk readers back to the time of ancient Greece. Follow Jack and Annie as they meet ancient writers and philosophers and attend the original Olympic games. See how Annie finds a way to see them even though girls aren't allowed at the games. The back of the book has additional facts and information about ancient Greece and the Olympics. 75 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 068945
    ISBN: 9781508150046
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  • Item #: 067776
    ISBN: 9781101934463
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  • Item #: 067647
    ISBN: 9780991296859
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      In comic book format, Anatomics tells the story of Dr. Bonyfide and Pinky as they travel back in time, using the “historator”, to help Pinky learn about the bones of the human body in the setting of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. There, Pinky will learn about all the bones of the body and how they work as she participates in the Pentathlon. This book is a fun introduction for those who like to learn in less traditional ways. 72 pg, hc.

  • Item #: 065808
    ISBN: 9780767535281
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  • Item #: 065260
    ISBN: 9781481452038
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  • Item #: 064709
    ISBN: 9781576582305
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  • Item #: 062828
    ISBN: 9780761180098
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    As a kid, it can be tough with adults knowing how everything works all the time. Why not turn the tables with some simple and impressive magic tricks? This jumbo size 10.75” x 13.75” book contains 25 astounding illusions with clear cut directions for making your own props and how to practice. A good amount of them require an assistant, so this would be perfect for siblings who could take turns being the star. Soon you’ll be able to make people appear, make liquid instantly vanish, read minds and much more. There are also a lot of extra little tips scattered throughout including anything from what to wear, the history of magic and magicians, how to conquer stage fright and much more. Now you can have all the secrets and WOW everyone. 100 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 059847
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    There is more to this program than what might initially meet the eye. Seemingly only a series of six smallish workbooks, these provide the structure for a one-on-one tutoring relationship that will give an older student the tools he/she needs to become a successful reader. Organized by phonics but aiming for mastery, not only of phonics-based words but also of sight words, the six books each have five lessons. At a mastery rate (achievable with consistent work) of one lesson per week, the series can be completed in about 8 months and will take the student from a just beginning reading level to a fifth level.

    Lessons follow a pattern. Phonics Word Reading provides lists of words – organized by phonics sound – for the student to read and master. Interestingly, although the lessons start with short vowel sounds – they also cover additional sounds. For instance, the short a lesson also includes r-controlled a and all/aw words. This part of the lesson also includes a list of “Challenge Words” – compound words related to the lesson sound. The Spelling portion of the lesson includes a word list for the student to read and learn to spell followed by activities (i.e., fill in the blanks, write words from list under pictures). Sight Words are covered by flashcard lists (can be reproduced and cut apart) and more fill-in-the-blank exercises. Reading practice takes the form of Bible Stories (one per lesson) taken from the Old Testament and in chronological order through the workbooks. The student first listens to the story, finds/marks sight words, completes review and comprehension exercises, reads the story and then retells it in his own words.

    Checklists abound in these books – an overall list in the back of the book and within each lesson – while the inside front cover is a Progress Chart. This is where the one-on-one tutoring design of the series becomes apparent. A Tutor Guide is included with each set of workbooks providing helpful information for the tutor as well as the expectations for the tutoring relationship. As a mastery program, flexibility, consistency, and positive reactions to student efforts are essentials for success. Before starting, students need to have a basic knowledge of the alphabet: recognize letters, say letter names, write the letters, and know the usual sounds of consonants. Additional tutor training videos are available as free downloads on the publisher’s website. Each book is 40 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 058474
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  • Item #: 051685
    ISBN: 9781550356496
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    This handy little workbook is for teachers and parents of kids who are reading the Magic Treehouse series. The guide specifically covers: Dinosaurs before Dark, the Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, Midnight on the Moon, Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, Hour of the Olympics, and Tonight on the Titanic.

    The entire book is reproducible and includes some great resources. You get summaries of each story to be used as student predicting activities or to pique their interest. You also get very helpful, open-ended discussion/quiz questions for each chapter of each book. These are built-in lesson plans! The answer key is here for you in case you need it. I like how the questions encourage further thought from the student, either as more study in an area (like science or geography) or as imaginary scenarios of future book chapters. Activity suggestion cards really push kids to think beyond the books. They are asked to compare and revise stories, requiring higher level thinking skills. Teacher evaluation sheets allow you to keep track of several students' reading progress, while students get their own reading checklist. Simple to use and thorough, I feel this is a "must have" to get the most out of the Magic Treehouse series. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 048053
    ISBN: 9781426324048
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  • Item #: 046805
    ISBN: 9780794519346
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  • Item #: 042897
    ISBN: 9781624860508
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    While you may not have heard the name, Louis Zamperini, I suspect you have heard of his plight in the movie and book, Unbroken. Through an artful retelling of his story in rhyme accompanied by vibrant illustrations, this book introduces young children to a God who is ever present, regardless of the difficult situations we face. Faith inspiring for young and old, although a few situations may be intense for younger children. 32 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 041762
    ISBN: 9780448483078
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  • Item #: 040551
    ISBN: 9781616250263
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  • Item #: 040550
    ISBN: 9781616250270
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  • Item #: 040175
    ISBN: 9781570916106
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    Very interesting history of how our alphabet came to us, tracing its evolution from ancient times. Each letter's Sinaitic, Phoenician, Greek and Roman predecessors are shown, along with explanation of its development to the letter form used in what we fondly call our alphabet (aleph = ox, beth = house) today. Of course, the Greeks really named the alphabet as such, using their names for the first two letters, alpha and beta. The word for house or home (beth) in the Middle East helped form the names of towns as well, such as Bethlehem (house of bread), Bethseda (merciful house) and Bethel (house of God). The letter E was originally formed from a figure of a person showing surprise (as in "Eeeeee"!). There are lots of snippets of information about written language throughout the book, from cuneiform to keyboard, as well. Did you know the Greeks had to learn all of their letters backwards and forwards so that writing could be formed and read "as the ox plows" (that's boustrophedon to you)? Do you know why the United States teams enter the arena toward the end of the procession when the Olympic games are held in an English-speaking country and toward the beginning when the games are held in France or Spain? Ok, that was easy. But do you know why one popular font today is called sans serif? Or which letter was once ordered out of the alphabet (hint – it's the letter which originally meant "weapon" or "dagger")? Ox = A, House = B, Stick = C, Water = ? – you'll have to read the book!

  • Item #: 040145
    ISBN: 9781572931305
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    Because of the popular movie Chariots of Fire, many people know about Eric Liddell, who ran for the gold in the 1924 Olympics. Sadly, most never find out about the rest of his life. This biography gives a very thorough look at this man's life, from his childhood as a missionary kid in China, his love for a high-school girl who later became his wife, his college years and love of sport, his Olympic journey, his return to China as a Christian missionary despite his popularity in the athletic world, his experiences in WWII, to his early death in a Japanese internment camp. Written by David McCasland, the biography is a captivating read and gives valuable insights into a life filled with integrity and sacrifice. 334 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 039573
    ISBN: 9781624860492
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  • Item #: 038941
    ISBN: 9781845505905
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  • Item #: 033842
    ISBN: 9780375823787
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  • Item #: 033351
    ISBN: 9781599152837
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  • Item #: 028870
    ISBN: 9781499801187
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