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  • Item #: 030064
    Retail: $9.99
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    I have very fond memories of playing this computer game as a child, so I was excited to take a look at this new and updated edition. I wasn't disappointed, as this edition is even more fun and exciting than the original. It's also a ton more educational than it used to be as well. For those who aren't familiar, this is a game where players fill a wagon with people and supplies and then head West on the historic Oregon Trail. Like real people who traveled the trail, you run into problems like food and water shortages, broken wagon parts, flooded rivers, illness and injuries, stolen supplies, bad weather, getting lost, and more. The game is more realistic than is used to be, as players get more choices on supplies to bring and even different wagon styles. Besides being able to hunt like the original game (with better graphics), players can also fish and forage for food, which is a lot of fun. In this edition, players can select various characters, and they'll share historic facts in a storytelling manner, like you're chatting with pioneers as they share their hopes, fears, and adventures. Another great addition is a storytelling time with Captain Jed Freedman. These are basically mini-movies of Captain Jed sharing true stories around the campfire at night. With all these things combined, I was impressed with the amount of history lessons contained in the game. They break up the daily traveling and trials in a realistic manner as players cross plains, ford rivers, and climb mountains. Students can keep track of their adventures in a trip diary, which can even be printed out at the end of the trip (hopefully when the entire wagon has reached Oregon and not when the last member has died from dysentery). More educational, multicultural, and realistic than past versions, this is the perfect supplement for history studies on this period. But honestly, your children will probably want to play just for the fun of it. A staple of many childhoods, this game has only gotten better with time. System requirements: Windows: 98/2000/ME/XP; Macintosh OS 8.6/9.2/X. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 016194
    ISBN: 9781885593382
    Retail: $12.95
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    One of our favorite things to do when we were young was play our Oregon Trail computer game. Though we hardly ever made it alive to the end, we enjoyed planning for the trip by buying supplies, making trail decisions when our wagon broke, hunting for food, fording rivers, and other aspects of traveling the trail. Like most kids, we were fascinated by the idea of leaving behind your home and traveling all the way across the country amid many dangers, in search of a better life. This book brings the adventure of going west to you through stories, "pretend-it-was-you" decision making pages and activities using common materials. The reading is split between interesting historical accounts of life back then and a fictional story of one family's decisions to go west. "Try It" activities litter the book, encouraging you to do things like they did on the trail, including churning butter, drying apple slices, and playing games. Ideas and directions for other activities, such as constructing your own paddleboat, creating a popsicle-stick Ft. Laramie, holding your very own frolic (complete with treats!) and other western aspects appear every few pages to add even more fun to your journey. Though the frontier is gone, and the journey would only take hours today, it's still fun to imagine yourself experiencing life on the trail. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
    Retail: $6.99
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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 #: 038553
    ISBN: 9781932971507
    Retail: $13.75
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    In May of 1844 the Stephen Company, made up of 200 pioneers, headed west from Independence, MO. Their destination: Willamette River, Oregon. The Oregon Trail would take them through pieces of 5 modern-day states in their trek to the west – as well as through many dangers and new experiences for every family member. Young cousins Jerry and Jim share many adventures and discoveries with the other children of this wagon train as they traverse the vast countryside. Their survival in the face of wild animals, raiding and trading Indian tribes, difficult topography, and weather is quite a tale. While a fictional story, the story creates an accurate picture of life for westward bound pioneers. By Christian Liberty Press. 266 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 049603
    Retail: $12.95
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

  • Item #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
    Retail: $14.95
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    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.

  • Item #: 045985
    Retail: $9.99
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    From the makers of Bananagrams comes Appletters, an equally cute word-building game with a distinct dominoes flavor. Everyone starts with 8 tiles, which feel like ivory and feature a bold, red uppercase letter. The first player uses as many of their tiles as possible and builds a word in the center of the playing surface. The next player must build off of the beginning letter or ending letter of the starter word to make another word. Because players can only add to the beginnings and endings of words, as play progresses, you end up with a domino-like trail of words across the table. If players can't build a word in an available spot, they must pass and draw another tile. Like Bananagrams, there are lots of variations to make the game more interesting. The whole game is nicely packaged in a red apple bag with a zipper. Includes 110 tiles and instructions. - Jess

  • Item #: 045091
    ISBN: 9780635063052
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 026489
    ISBN: 9781931397650
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.50

    Learning new things is easier for young students when tied in to a common theme. That's why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what about Galloping the Globe? It's a unit study centered around geography. It encourages a detailed look at a selection of countries from the six populated continents as well as the North and South Poles and Christmas around the world. Using the countries being studied geographically as the basic platform, the authors have included ideas and references, projects and activities for integrating Bible, people/history, science, literature, vocabulary, internet sources, maps & flags, cooking, music/art, games, puzzles, and crafts into the curriculum. An aspect to this unit study which is similar to the Trail Guide to… series is the student notebook approach, where the child will actually produce a notebook full of art projects, reports, biographies, geographic dictionary pages, and much more. This is intended to be something they can show to other people, reinforcing and reviewing what they have learned as they explain various facts to friends and family. This is a fairly flexible course, with a full study of every topic listed taking between two and three years to complete. You can also pick and choose projects to simply make this a year long course. While geography is the main focus of this unit study, it does a good job of including the resources needed to study the other subjects, too. Answers are included and the consumable work pages are reproducible (and are also now found on the included CD-ROM in PDF format, which makes it even easier to use with multiple children). There are several recommended resources which are used multiple times throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing these, please see below. Items without prices are those that we do not currently carry. The resource list has been recently revised to accommodate for items that were going out of print, and several new resources have been added. This is the newest version, revised in 2010 with a CD-ROM of printable forms, activity sheets, maps and flags. CD is Win/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader (a free download). 266 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 005371
    ISBN: 9781556522710
    Retail: $16.99
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    By the same author as Huzzah Means Hooray, and More than Moccasins, this new activity book will take you to the old west with the Lewis and Clark expedition, fur trader's exploration, a wagon train to Oregon Territory, the discovery of gold, and of course, the era of cowboys. You'll go back in time, too, with the activities; panning for gold, singing cowboy songs and makin' flapjacks, sewing a sunbonnet, and much, much more!

  • Item #: 001707
    Retail: $24.99
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    Watch ants dig underground tunnels with this unique ant habitat. This habitat is designed to be identical to an ant's real home, as the "cross-cut" design features an oversized tunneling chamber for easy observation. The habitat stands 8.5 inches high and its base is 11 inches x 5 inches, which makes tipping over virtually impossible. Thankfully, a locking lid also makes escape impossible for the ants! The habitat comes with "easy dig" sand, a sand rod, and instructions. A voucher is also included for Harvester ants to fill the habitat. The ants are free, but you will need to pay $4.00 shipping for 25 ants within the U.S. or $5.00 shipping for Canada. Please note that ants can not be shipped to Oregon or Hawaii. The double-sided viewing area and the dome shaped design make this habitat practical and fun.

  • Item #: LOLCS4
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  • Item #: 071697
    ISBN: 9780531221679
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    ISBN: 9781546841364
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    ISBN: 9781546744788
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    ISBN: 9781545402672
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    ISBN: 9781544738055
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    ISBN: 9781542980883
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    ISBN: 9781542665391
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    ISBN: 9781534970434
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    ISBN: 9781974580910
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    ISBN: 9781534725782
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    ISBN: 9781974219612
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    ISBN: 9781974003648
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    ISBN: 9781973999843
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    ISBN: 9781548957711
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    ISBN: 9781548764685
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    ISBN: 9781548532246
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    ISBN: 9781548429904
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  • Item #: 070516
    ISBN: 9781548169268
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