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  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

  • Item #: 007373
    ISBN: 9780977691616
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    If you're already doing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, did you know that you are all set up for seamlessly tying in this course with Science Roots to learn 123 life science roots. Science Roots is set up in much the same way that Vocabulary Vine is (please see our Spelling/Vocabulary section for complete description), where the student is given a main list of roots, and they make a study card for the root, including a root definition, example words and their definitions, and the source language (Greek or Latin). The roots are arranged in the order they are encountered in Exploring Creation with Biology, so vocabulary study can be tied in chapter by chapter. The study would also work for any other biology text, but the coordination would not be as good. The author recommends this vocabulary study as a two-year plan, ideally started before Exploring Creation with Biology. In this case, the student would study 63 roots of more general science terms the first year, and 60 roots of more specifically life-science terms the second year. Detailed instructions and implementation are offered to get you up and running, along with frequently asked questions and some suggested learning games using the vocabulary roots. The appendix contains a taxonomy chart, a complete vocabulary list, and vocabulary lists for following either the one-year or two-year plan. If you're already doing Exploring Creation with Biology, why not link vocabulary study as well? - Jess

  • Item #: 025605
    ISBN: 9780977900060
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    Inspired by and in the style of Plutarch's Lives, this book presents portraits of twelve famous Romans written directly to our times, just as Plutarch wrote for those of his day. Olivia Coolidge writes these vivid portrayals of Cicero, Caesar, Augustus, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian, Constantine and other ancient Romans. 248 pgs, hc. - Melissa

  • Item #: 009766
    ISBN: 9780964321038
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    A creative, interactive, hands-on approach to vocabulary! What better way to retain the learning of new words? Using index cards, a file box, and a good dictionary, this approach is a welcome departure from the typical workbook fare. And, subtitled: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling and S.A.T. Scores, it's obvious from looking at this book that it would, indeed, do just that! How? By teaching the roots of the English language found in Greek and Latin. Since the majority of our words are rooted in these classical languages, mastering these roots is a key that will open the door to understanding a myriad of words! The creative activity suggestions in this book could become the basis for wonderful unit studies as well.

  • Item #: 024824
    ISBN: 9780545124126
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    Introducing our children to word roots may be one of the greatest tools for success we can give to them. Research suggests that knowing word roots leads to greater success in reading comprehension, vocabulary usage and spelling, all of which may help children succeed with communication skills and in standardized testing. This easy to use packet introduces, reinforces and provides practice with forty key root words. There are eight units (called packets) with five activities per packet. Activities are varied and include cross-word puzzles, word searches, and fill in the blank exercises. Additional review games and word cards provide a fun, hands-on way to solidify learning the word roots. Answer key in back. Reproducible, pb, 64 pages. ~ Deanne

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  • Item #: 033434
    ISBN: 9781599152851
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  • Item #: 005760
    ISBN: 9780980030235
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    What better way to build a child's vocabulary than to teach them the Greek and Latin root words from which many of our English words come. Roots and Fruits was developed to give you the tools to build your own program. 69 of the 85 pages show (in alphabetical order) a root word or prefix, its meaning, and several English words that are derived from it. Altogether, 797 roots and prefixes and 2449 vocabulary words are included. Author Jill Dixon holds a B.S. in English, a M.S. in Special Education, and has taught from kindergarten to college in public, private and home schools. She believes "the sooner the better" when it comes to teaching vocabulary, so roots that can be understood by children K-3 are marked with an asterisk. Displaying the roots and vocabulary words during the week and making notecards with the roots to be studied are essential, and she highly recommends using Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language or another quality dictionary with the program. 11 games and activities, as well as 16 daily worksheets, are provided for extra fun and practice.

  • Item #: 043292
    ISBN: 9781599150093
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    This unabridged reproduction of the 1905 edition provides children with an extensive, yet engaging history of England from Roman times through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are over a hundred chapters, although each one is only several pages long. Chapters usually focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch. Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white full-page illustrations are scattered throughout the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 003153
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    Sing God's Word in your home! What a wonderful way to tuck away scriptures in your heart. The Harrow family has composed and recorded sixteen wonderful short songs where the lyrics are scripture verses. You will sing: Psalm 24, All Scripture is Inspired (2 Timothy 3:16-17), The Wages of Sin (Romans 6:23), Commit Your Work (Proverbs 16:3), They That Wait (Isaiah 40:31), Behold I Stand at the Door (Revelation 3:20), Choose This Day (Joshua 24:15), Our Father (Matthew 6:9-13), If Any of You Lacks Wisdom (James 1:5), The Eyes of the Lord (2 Chronicles 16:9), No Condemnation (Romans 8:1), He who is Slack (Proverbs 18:9), I Lift Up My Eyes (Psalm 121), Pleasant Words (Proverbs 16:24), Make a Joyful Noise (Psalm 100), and Books of the Old Testament. The words to the songs and instrumental background tracks are also included so you can perform these in front of family, friends, or your church! - elise

  • Item #: DOAGST
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  • Item #: 013009
    ISBN: 9781930547384
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  • Item #: 013010
    ISBN: 9781930547360
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  • Item #: 013008
    ISBN: 9781930547377
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  • Item #: 033379
    ISBN: 9781599152448
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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 #: 059980
    ISBN: 9780140231991
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    Henry Chadwick explores the life of the early Christian church – from its exclusively Jewish roots through the conversion of Constantine and the subsequent role of the Church in society. Both theological and socio-political developments are chronicled, though the book is arranged more thematically than chronologically. Chadwick has an approach that has been called "honest history" by keeping his text as unbiased as possible. So, whether you come from a Protestant or Roman Catholic background, as you read this overview of the early church, you won't get bogged down in discussion of doctrinal issues. An extensive reading list is included in this paperback book of 314 pages. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 012055
    ISBN: 9780517588376
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    In this great book you will find timeless stories that have been retold through generations. Many stories from Greek and Roman mythology are included, as are tales from the Illiad and the Odyssey. The book is intended for adults to read to children, but older children could easily read it themselves and adults will find the stories interesting as well. The book is divided into two sections, one for ages five and up, and one for ages eight and up. The first section includes 19 myths, including The Gift of Athena, The Origin of the Seasons, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Cupid and Pschye, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The second section includes twenty stories, including Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, The Riddle of the Sphinx, The Story of Helen of Troy, The Gods Take Sides, The Wooden Horse, and Aeneas Visits the Lower World. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, and pronunciation of difficult words is integrated into the text itself. Excerpts are also included that share how words have entered our language through these stories. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 026956
    ISBN: 9780890514979
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    Many books have been written to examine the evidence of our origins and refute the theory of evolution, but rarely have I seen a book that looks at the effects of evolutionary theory on history. In this case, the focus is even more specific as authors Ken Ham and A. Charles Ware expose the close-knit relationship shared by evolutionary thought and racism throughout U.S. History. The chapters discuss examples of racism through history as it can be traced to evolutionary thought; racism of the 20th and 21st centuries and how even Christians have been tainted by evolutionary thinking; the basics of genetics, natural selection and the theory of evolution; the diversity of mankind in a biblical light, the origin of the word ââ‚Å"raceâ₝ and if there are truly ââ‚Å"racesâ₝ of humans; interracial marriages in the light of biblical principles; and finally, a plan and suggestions for using the Bible as our basis for fighting racism and bringing people together. A fascinating, biblically-based look at what is one of the biggest issues of our times. 196 pgs, pb. ââ‚" Jess
  • Item #: ACIVDL
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  • Item #: 019992
    ISBN: 9780942617566
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    Another "Uncle Eric" book from Bluestocking Press, this one comparing events from the Roman Empire to happenings in our country today. Are we losing our freedoms, and does this mirror events in Ancient Rome? Uncle Eric presents the model of our government as intended and gives you his opinion on events today.

  • Item #: 016865
    ISBN: 9781937142247
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    Lighthouses hold a certain mystique in our society. Through this study you will learn about the structure, function and significance of lighthouses as well as a historical look at the lighthouse in the Roman Empire and during the Age of Exploration.

  • Item #: 039596
    ISBN: 9781933055152
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    Multiple math skills, story problems, language arts, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills are covered; it also includes science with a focus on discovering our world. Definitions and helps cover grammar rules, metric/English measurement, Roman numerals, and geometry.

  • Item #: 051474
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    The Roman Empire including its geographic borders, social woes, religion and philosophy, crisis in Roman leadership and military, and eastern orthodox civilization and church/state relations are studied. Discoveries that changed China and Japan are studied as well as Mexico, Central America, and the rise of the Mayan Empire. Students are also introduced to Christian missionaries, Catholic and Protestant European regions, and the roots of the Science revolution including Jewish, Christian and Muslim Science. The Enlightenment period and Magna Carta are introduced. Maps, timelines and bibliographies are incorporated into reports enabling students to outline and evaluate what they have learned.

  • Item #: 044860
    ISBN: 9781599151588
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    Europe's fascinating and varied history is chronicled here by acclaimed historian and children's author H.E. Marshall. From the fall of the Roman Empire through the Reformation, we learn about the roots of various nations, systems of government, pivotal conquests and battles, the expansions and contractions of empires, the conflicts between and within religions, and specific people who were very important to the shaping of Europe during that time. From Russia to England, the Holy Land to Portugal, and all places in between, the broad history of the continent is laid out in an easily accessible format that includes maps, timelines, and genealogy charts for houses of royalty. 336 pages in paperback. – Zach

  • Item #: 036829
    ISBN: 9780452297197
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    After suggesting those who fear Algebra rename it "Algeblah, blah, blah," Danica tackles GCFs and LCMs with variables, factoring, solving for x, functions and relations, solving and graphing systems of linear equations, rate and motion problems, negative exponents, rules for exponents, square roots and radical expressions, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, and much more. See our website for a complete table of contents.

  • Item #: 020834
    ISBN: 9781596369061
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  • Item #: 016081
    ISBN: 9781619301986
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    Finding your way from one place to another is relatively stress free in this age of online maps and GPS, but it wasn't always this way. While map reading is a dying art, there is a fascinating history and scientific process found in the study of navigation. Beginning with ancient maps and Mercator projections, children are taken on an adventure through mapping new lands with Lewis and Clark, radio navigation and Morse code and into our current navigational tools of satellites and GPS, including a look at space, the final frontier. Part of the "Build It Yourself" series from Nomad Press, this volume would be a great addition to your geography studies or a captivating short-term unit study. Includes timeline of maps/navigation, 'words to know' boxes throughout the text, black and white illustrations, twenty hands-on activities, and a glossary. Projects offer a range of learning experiences from mapping your backyard to mapping the universe, triangulation, echolocation, inventing sundials, creating contour lines on mini-mountains and so much more. This book is guaranteed to breathe fresh life into the understanding of map skills. 122 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 048532
    ISBN: 9781929756292
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    Beginning with the early exploration/colonization and ending with the Civil War, these stories, poems, and songs will give your children a thorough education of our nation's early roots. This MP3-CD contains 200 recordings covering the French and Indian War, tales from the Revolutionary times, sectional differences leading to the Civil War, and the secession and the close of the Civil War. Although recorded as the audio presentation (unabridged) of American History Stories Volumes I-IV, reprinted by Yesterday's Classics, you would not need the books to be able to learn American History from these audios. Over 14 hours.

  • Item #: 006917
    ISBN: 9780740327575
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    Religion has always played a significant role in the politics of the US. Though this country was founded on Christian principles, we have seen the Christian religion go from the filter through which politics was conducted to a sidelined institution many government employees are afraid to reference because of the modern interpretation of "separation of church and state." This documentary traces the history of republics and democracies as they rise and fall – with a focus on the roots of our own republic. Viewers will learn more about the real intentions of the Founding Fathers and the path our nation needs to take to preserve itself as a great nation. A thorough examination of the influence of secularism on our foundational principles. 110 minutes.
  • Item #: 025706
    ISBN: 9780872206557
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    Joined as one to establish independence from Great Britain, America’s first leaders spent ten years to develop the ideals found in the Declaration of Independence into a unified constitution. The idea of a centralized government resulted in a great debate between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists wanted to ratify the Constitution; the Anti-Federalists did not. This single volume contains a selection of the classic critiques to the Constitution and thirty-three of the most crucial Federalist papers. Also includes an author’s introduction that examines the history of our American principles of government along with their Scottish, English and French roots. 343 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne