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  • Item #: 006864
    ISBN: 9780310734215
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    Accessible. Informative. Practical. This section-by -section look at the U.S. Constitution is designed to provide background information and unpack the meaning of this document that has defined our country. The remarkable author, fourteen year old Juliette Turner, provides appropriate interpretative data to make the eighteenth century wording relevant to twenty-first century youth. For instance, Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 (the "Necessary and Proper" Clause) is first stated in its exact form. Then it's summarized with its "Bottom Line". Other sections that shed light on the passage include: "What Were They Thinking?", "Why Should I Care?", "Breakin' It Down", "How Can I Make a Difference?", and "What Has It Done For Me Lately?" Sidebar information includes a brief historical footnote about why Thomas Jefferson was against this clause and his illustration of how it could be misused. An interesting aspect of this book is the thought-provoking questions it poses. For instance, after mentioning a recent related Supreme Court case, it then asks the question of whether Jefferson's fears were justified. The overall format of the book contributes to its understandability. Information is broken down into manageable portions, and graphics depicting certain types of information are consistent throughout the book. Thorough and comprehensive coverage, coupled with insightful analysis and practical application, makes this an excellent choice for a well-grounded study of the Constitution. 224 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 024700
    ISBN: 9780310730958
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      This book holds a wealth of presidential info, albeit sometimes tongue-in-cheek (imagine large sunglasses on each president). From the country’s foundation to 2013, each presidency is explained in bite-sized pieces and interesting sections: The Bottom Line; What Was He Thinking?; Why Should I Care?; Breakin’ It Down; Previous Career; First Couple; Presidency; and What Has he Done for me Lately?. Other facts are highlighted in side bars, charts, graphs and full-color illustrations, and a special Presidential Times newspaper overview section. Important themes from each presidency are stressed so you can work through the text and easily compare. How did each president view the constitution? What were themes in his platform speech? I can see this being a handy, go-to, overview reference for your teens as you work through American history. Quite an engaging book that will appeal to even your non-history buffs. I love that this book shows how past actions and decisions affect our present, with the implication that our present will affect the future. By the same publishers as Our Constitution Rocks (#006864), 8” x 10”, 316 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
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    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 028020
    ISBN: 9780764126017
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    Like the other terrific books in the Painless series, this one endeavors to make learning easier and more enjoyable, without skipping out on any of the "meat." We begin with a description of government in general and a comparative look at the founding father's view of democracy versus how it actually operates in America today. We then learn about the Constitution and how it forms the basis for our government, civil liberties and civil rights, the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government, our election system, political parties, and much more. The book also includes discussion questions and quizzes, to use either as self-evaluation, or for more formal assessment. Easy to use, and enjoyable to read, this would make an excellent supplement to an American history program, or a great introductory-level read before starting a heavier-weight government course in high school. Answer key included. - Jess

  • Item #: 000664
    ISBN: 9780688101923
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    This book shares the story of our Constitution, from the convention beginning in May of 1781 to the ratification of the original thirteen states and the amendments which followed. The text is written in a story-like manner, with colorful pictures illustrating throughout. Included in the back are a few pages providing other important notes and dates.

  • Item #: 027304
    ISBN: 9781609991029
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  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
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    Though small in stature, James Madison was a powerful influence in our country's past. His eloquence and political intelligence greatly contributed to the shaping of the Constitution and our nation and led young America through two wars. This 159-page Jean Fritz biography recounts the industrious life of this great president through captivating text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 048832
    ISBN: 9780439593601
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    Learn the history behind our country's most important places, interesting objects, national holidays, and inspiring words with this colorful book. It begins by defining the meaning of the word "symbol," then progresses to explaining the meaning and historical background of over twenty US symbols. Plymouth Rock, the Statue of Liberty, our flag, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and the National Anthem are some of the topics covered. Each topic is explained in about two to four pages and is enhanced with colorful (sometimes humorous) illustrations. The last section of the book explains the origin of nine US holidays, including the date each was first celebrated. The back of the book includes a glossary, index, list of books to read, and a dedication page explaining the symbolism of New York's World Trade Center and 9/11/01. By Shelia Keenan; illust by Ann Boyajian. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 046167
    ISBN: 9781465450708
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    The photography and snippets of information in this DK Smithsonian book make it a great reference to have on hand for your children. Learn about rocks, minerals and gems, fossils, shells, and more in this beautifully illustrated resource. Read about the rocks inside our planet and the rock cycle before jumping into explanations of a variety of rocks – igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary – even rocks from space. See and read about minerals and gems and how we use them every day and see ancient fossils and interesting water animals (in the shells section) through thousands of gorgeous pictures. Even peek at some of the treasures of our world made from these materials! The textual information is presented in small pieces, so not overwhelming for younger ones who want to learn about the world of rocks and gems. 208 pgs, hc. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 041955
    ISBN: 9780890519813
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    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 034877
    ISBN: 9781593370558
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    Although this book seems at least as comprehensive as an American Government textbook (if not more!), it certainly has a different flavor. Written for anyone who wants to brush up on the American Government or maybe just learn about a few selected aspects, it approaches the topic in a personable, borderline amusing, easy-to-read-and-comprehend style characteristic of the "Everything" series. The text is medium font and a single column, divided into short sections and interspersed with interesting fact boxes, further separating it from the familiar small-print double column textbook. All that said, it doesn't skimp on the scope of coverage! There are twenty-two chapters, each further divided into six or more sub-topics. The titles of the chapters are The Birth of a Nation, The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The House of Representatives, The Senate, Inside Congress, Making a Law, The Presidency, Powers of the President, The Vice Presidency, Cabinet and Staff, The Rest of the Federal Bureaucracy, The Federal Judiciary, The Supreme Court, the Federal Budget, Political Parties, Interest Groups, The Media, Presidential Primaries and Elections, State Government, Local Government, and Getting Involved. As you might guess, throughout these chapters readers will learn - as shown in the title - nearly EVERYTHING about the American Government. In fact, the thoroughness and interest level of the text coupled with the appealing format suggests that students may retain much more than they might otherwise. The downside, of course, is that there are no quizzes or tests as there would be in a more standard textbook, but this could easily be remedied with just a little effort from the teacher, if desired. Two appendices include copies of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and a timeline of relevant events. 305 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 032759
    ISBN: 9780986352911
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    Like the other texts in this series, the Earth Science employs a mastery approach to learning science students should learn, master, and retain, what they learn. A curriculum that uses this approach covers fewer topics but covers each more deeply. This text also integrates learning by combining skills in the areas of science, math, science history, and English language usage. Every chapter follows the same format objectives are stated, vocabulary terms presented, textual information numbered and divided into digestible amounts, learning checks' at the end of each reading section, and an exercise at the end of each chapter. Chapters in this book cover Earth in Space, Visualizing Earth, Thinking About Earth, Matter & Minerals, Rocks & the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics & Mountain Building, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Weathering/Erosion/Soils, Surface Water & Groundwater, Landforms, Earth History, Oceanography, Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate & Air Pollution. A glossary, mineral chart, and other resources are found at the back of the text. The author believes in questions that require complete sentences as a response, so you won't find any true/false, matching, or multiple choice questions. Colorful illustrations and photos are used to enhance the content of this small format text (6.5" x 9.5").

    The text states three goals for which the student is to strive be good stewards of God's gifts; learn, master, and retain what you learn; learn to keep a lab journal. The student section at the front of the book explains how to keep your lab journal or you can use Student Lab Report Handbook (#47300) for guidelines suggested by this author for keeping a lab journal. This handbook is recommended for use at the high school level. There are eight Experimental Investigations found right in the text and include an overview, basic materials list and step-by-step instructions.

  • Item #: 031794
    ISBN: 9781628630916
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    This unit study takes the hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach of Galloping the Globe and applies it to U.S. geography. This course is intended to teach students about the fifty states and the District of Columbia through six different subject areas and a couple of informational paragraphs. Each subject has a very state-specific application: geography – physical and topical forms located in the state; science – state trees, birds, flowers, rocks/minerals, and many other science related topics that are important to each state; language arts – based on the preamble for each state's constitution; history/biography – historical figures, leaders, authors, artists, and others connected to the state; literature – set in the states, written by an author from the state, or relating to some other aspect of the state; and Bible – using the motto for each state to help in character development. There are also mapping activities and hands-on projects for each state, as well as internet resources that may be useful. A CD-ROM accompanies the book, including over 150 reproducible outline maps, word searches, crossword puzzles, and other puzzles and activities to be used throughout the study. The appendix of the book also contains reproducible forms for character traits (character study and development being an important aspect of this course), state symbols, state science charts, order of statehood, state report, recipes for making maps, biography report, animal report, geography dictionary, state flag pledges, state notebook, and travel & tourism information. As far as teaching tips, the first section contains overviews and tips on each of the subject areas, suggestions for the general activities, website resources, a more detailed language arts guide, teacher preparation points, and ideas for adapting the course for use by older students. Cantering the Country can be adapted to take anywhere from 1 to 3 years. 255 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 025547
    ISBN: 9781930979130
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    Most of us recognize that music boosts our ability to learn, especially in children. Meet Miss Jenny! Fun and energetic, children will beg to hear (and learn!) more. Song styles are up tempo and range from rock to rap, reggae to swing. Concepts begin with taking good care of your body including healthy foods, safety and exercise. Following self-care, children will learn about the parts of their body, the brain, heart, bones, red and white blood cells, germs, digestion and more. Song lyrics are included as well as reproducible worksheets to reinforce the song topics. While some of the essay questions may be challenging for the Kindergarten student, they lend themselves well to discussion. SC. 63 pgs w/ audio CD. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 012611
    ISBN: 9781481479615
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    This large, square, hardcover book by Lynne Cheney gives a random and interesting history of America that both kids and parents will enjoy. Each page of the book highlights a letter and then explains what it stands for. For example, 'A' is America, 'B' is for the Birthday of Our Country, 'C' is for the Constitution, and so on and so forth. A short description or explanation follows each letter. Each page is covered with colorful and fun pictures that illustrate the historical point that is being made. Inspiring and interesting quotes from famous ad influential Americans are included throughout the book. Notes in the back of the book expand upon the information provided on each page. ~Rachel S.

  • Item #: 001480
    ISBN: 9780764144646
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    As the author says in the preface to this book, a lot of earth science scientists focus primarily on one of the four branches of earth science and are not too concerned about the other three. A new thrust into the earth science field is earth systems science, and that's what this book is teaching. Earth systems science seeks to understand the changes of our planet and the potential consequences of the changes for life here on earth. It does this by looking at the planet as a whole, linking all four branches of earth science. Chapter one introduces readers to earth systems science, explaining the need to study the four branches together. The next three chapters look at the first of these - astronomy - at three levels: a study of the universe, our solar system, and the earth-moon system. Geology is studied in the next five chapters, covering minerals and rocks, geologic time and dating rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and the earth's surface. Chapters 10-12 are the study of oceanography and water on earth - water everywhere, the world's oceans, and the dynamic oceans. The fourth branch is the one most people talk about: atmospheric science - the study of our atmosphere, weather, and climate. It covers earth's atmosphere, climate and climatic zones; atmospheric moisture, pressure, and winds; and weather and weather systems. The text is very complete, but it is not written with a Christian viewpoint - the "facts" given for how things formed or how old things are come from an evolutionary viewpoint. Black and white diagrams, illustrations, maps, and photos are used regularly throughout. Each chapter ends with a review test, and the book ends with a practice exam. Answers included. 377 pgs. ~ Zach

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  • Item #: 073823
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    This kit goes a step beyond our typical geology kit. In addition to the 2 lbs. of Mining Ore that contains hidden gems and fossils, use the tools included to go explore on your own! You get a real geologist’s hammer and rock pick with belt holder, ore sifting tray, magnifier and safety glasses. The included guide booklet helps you identify your finds, and you can proudly show off your treasures in the translucent display case.  

  • Item #: 069440
    ISBN: 9781770789630
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  • Item #: 067625
    ISBN: 9781619304451
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    What is democracy? Why do Americans fiercely protect the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Answering these questions and others, this "Build it Yourself" book explores the documents that support democracy ideals, examines the founding and structure of the U.S. government and electoral process, and encourages students to connect historic events to today's political issues. Each chapter includes a variety of projects to take students deeper into understanding our founding documents. A sampling of products includes making parchment, creating a storyboard, constitutional convention debate, and a variety of social media activities (parental supervision). Many activities are group based, homeschool families could easily modify. Colorful illustrations. Includes QR codes to read primary documents. 122 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065370
    ISBN: 9781851244522
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       This pocket edition of the 1217 Magna Carta includes both a modern English translation and the original Latin text. The introduction to this book tells the history of the document and how it came to be. This 64-page hardcover book measures about 4 ¼” x 6 3/8,” so fits conveniently in your purse or pocket. This important piece of history has helped shape even our laws today and should be familiar to all.

  • Item #: 062896
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    Subtitled, Rediscover American History Through an Exploration of its Moral, Religious and Constitutional Heritage. Includes: Why History Matters/Unearthing America’s Christian foundation; The Faith of Our Founding Fathers; The Ideas that Birthed a Nation/Our Biblical Constitution; Church, State, and the Real First Amendment; Influence of the Bible in America/How Pastors Shaped Our Independence; When Religion was Culture/Faith in Our Early Courts/Myths of the Judiciary; Evidence of America’s Spiritual Heritage; Four Centuries of American Education; Great Black Patriots/From Bondage to the Halls of Congress/The Civil Rights Movement; and The Assault on Judeo-Christian Values/The Duty of a Free Citizen. Approx. 780 minutes on 10 DVDs.

  • Item #: 056369
    ISBN: 9781607109358
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    It's the most important document in the history of the United States. The United States Constitution is America's instruction manual. Providing an insightful examination of its history/origins and its adaptations, Constitution is a valuable book – and a lovely one. Oversized (10" x 11.5"), with heavyweight paper, lots of full-color pictures, and a padded cover, it's a joy to wander through its leaves. However, you'll want to do much more than wander. From the title you might expect some history of the writing of the Constitution and thorough coverage of its contents and your expectations would be met masterfully. But there's much more here. As each major provision of the Constitution and its Amendments is covered, the book also traces the challenges, its definitional history (how various aspects have been defined and refined), the public dialogue surrounding it, and its current impact. For instance, take Chapter 4, Growing the Country. Tracing the constitutional implications and debates through the Louisiana Purchase, the Missouri Compromise, wartime land acquisitions (i.e. Texas), the Homestead Act (which encouraged settlement), "foolish" purchases (i.e. Alaska), and the 20th century's NASA Act is accompanied by political cartoons, space photos, old commemorative photos (completing the transcontinental railroad), historical maps, and art pieces. The discussion is lively with intriguing sidebar commentary (for instance, three generals who fought together in the Mexican war later fought against each other in another war with constitutional implications – the Civil War). In general, what emerges is a portrait of a living document – one that has withstood challenges, assaults, and tamperings, and has still been preserved. This sort of living coverage is presented in chapters on amendments, establishing a financial system, the Constitution divided (period of the Civil War), civil rights, electoral college, slavery, legislating morality (i.e. prohibition), and corrections/clarifications (FDR and the Depression, voting age, 2nd amendment challenges). Each chapter is packed with thoughtful analysis and astute historical perspective.

    One endearing feature of this book is the collection of original source document facsimiles that are provided. Cardstock envelopes that are amazingly integral to the book contain the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Bill of Rights tally (1791), "The Black List" broadside attacking congressmen who voted for the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Joint resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and, lastly, an Admission ticket to the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

    You'll enjoy and appreciate every moment spent amidst the quality coverage of our magnificent document. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052976
    ISBN: 9781610660259
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    The Constitution is one of our country's most important documents, but that does not mean it is an easy read. The language of 1787 can be hard to interpret for students and adults. U.S. Constitution -- Graphic Adaptation looks like a comic book. It introduces kids to the people involved in the founding of our country. It covers how it was determined that states are represented in Washington D.C., then goes into the Presidency where it skips around from modern times to the past. While I was little confused by this, I think kids who are into comics would appreciate the non-linear approach. The point is to learn how the Constitution came to be, and if a graphic adaptation is what helps your student understand the material, then have a go and try this one. It may be just what your child needs. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052699
    ISBN: 9780615348032
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    "America is unlike any other nation in the world. Born in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, she has had only one form of government since the U.S. constitution was ratified in 1789. Neither our closest allies nor our fiercest enemies have experienced the stability with which America has been blessed…America Exceptionalism is the result of distinctive Biblical ideas such as God-given inalienable rights, limited government, full republicanism, separation of powers with checks and balances and especially, an educated and virtuous citizenry." (From the Foreword)

    As Christians, we recognize God's blessings on this nation from the beginning, and yet we are living in a generation that is seeing the slow erosion of this blessing as our nation drifts farther and farther from His Word. If you are longing to better understand America's Christian heritage and your role in it, then read this book! Beginning with the biblical foundation for citizenship and the characteristics necessary to form a biblical worldview, the author presents the historical precedence of our Christian nation and takes a serious look at how our nation has gotten to the place it is today, concluding with a challenge to believers to take a stand for biblical values and liberty. In the words of the Old Testament prophet, Hosea, "My People are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." As Believers, let us learn what it means to be an active, stable and committed member of society based on a Godly foundation. An excellent study for high school students and adults, each chapter offers thought provoking questions for reflection and discussion. 223 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 052695
    ISBN: 9780912498027
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    Originally published in 1965, this quality hardcover book lays out an approach to teaching and learning the Christian history of America through the Principle Approach. This approach is founded on the following principles: God's principle of individuality, the Christian principle of self-government, America's heritage of Christian character, "conscience is the most sacred of all property," the Christian form of our government, how the seed of local self-government is planted, and the Christian principle of American political union. This guide is intended as a companion to the book titled, "The Christian History of the Constitution Vol. 1." So, while not a textbook, it encourages the study of American history in-depth and through the lens of biblical philosophy. Appropriate for home, church or school use. 378 pgs.

  • Item #: 051458
    Retail: $114.70
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    Government (six units) probes the impact of history on our government, the influence of many governments and federalism. Students study forms of government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and branches of government. Citizenship privileges and responsibilities, public opinion and politics, the media, interest groups and lobbying are also explored. Students will also study political parties and the election process.

  • Item #: 050750
    ISBN: 9781847328069
    Retail: $29.95
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    If you want to get a real feel for the early years of our country, this book would be a great place to look. Everything about the book has the look of antiquity: pages with darkened edges, period paintings used as graphics, even reproductions of documents from the time. Text is focused in two-page segments on major topics, with interesting insets about famous people and events. Read about George Washington being chosen to lead the Continental army, the winter at Valley Forge, victory at Yorktown, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the War of 1812. Document reproductions are contained in pouches that resemble a stained and worn "Old Glory" flag. Reproductions are many and varied; a few examples are the Constitution in handwritten script on parchment-like paper, the resolution passing the first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights), and a letter to Meriwether Lewis from President Thomas Jefferson. 63 pgs, hc with magnetic closure.