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  • Item #: 025027
    ISBN: 9780060512637
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Welcome to life in the small, placid New Hampshire town of Grover's Corner. Throughout this three-part play, we learn details about the town, the families and individuals who live there. Their lives unfold before your eyes as they grow up, fall in love, get married, have children and pass away. It sounds like a simple play; however, the playwright, Thorton Wilder, makes an important and life-changing point in this American classic. This deeply moving, Pulitzer Prize-winning play is renowned throughout the world, and is frequently performed on the stage. 181 pgs, pb. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 002341
    ISBN: 9781580957076
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $62.96
    Lifepac Set only - No Teacher's Guide. English III. Standard English, Writing Effective Sentences, Sentence Workshop, Why Study Reading?, Poetry, Nonfiction, American Drama: Our Town, American Novel: Old Man & The Sea, Composition, Looking Back.
  • Item #: 002328
    ISBN: 9781580957069
    Retail: $89.95
    Rainbow Price: $80.96

     Boxed Set contains ten LIFEPACs, Teacher Guide with answer keys and the required readers: Our Town and The Old Man and the Sea. 11th Grade is English III. LIFEPAC topics include: Standard English, Writing Effective Sentences, Sentence Workshop, Why Study Reading?, Poetry, Nonfiction, American Drama: Our Town, American Novel: Old Man & The Sea, Composition, Looking Back.

  • Item #: 040175
    ISBN: 9781570916106
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    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 #: 016194
    ISBN: 9781885593382
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    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 #: 010087
    ISBN: 9780064400404
    Retail: $71.97
    Rainbow Price: $44.95

    Includes Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, Those Happy Golden Years, and These First Four Years. We wore out a set of these at our house!

  • Item #: 009439
    ISBN: 9781570618406
    Retail: $32.50
    Rainbow Price: $13.00

    Although we have our home and business on a few acres about seven miles from the nearest town, we are not likely to attempt self-sufficient living. But if we ever do, I would consult with this book first! Aptly termed an encyclopedia, this 900+ page tome provides all the information that a back-to-the-land family could want. Thorough, detailed, reliable advice is provided on a broad array of topics: finding your place in the country; growing vegetables, herbs, spices, and mushrooms; growing grains and grasses; starting an orchard; raising and butchering animals; and preserving food. Recipes for all the goodies you grow are sprinkled throughout. The writing style is clear, factual and informative. And if you want to dig deeper into any of these subjects, a wealth of book and pamphlet references are provided. If you want to know anything about country living, its here!

  • Item #: 029200
    ISBN: 9781556524196
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    How would you like to live in a house that faced a dirt (or mud) road, had no electricity, and where it was commonplace to throw your sewage and garbage out of the window and into the street? Ewww… to most of us, that's disgusting, but if you lived in Paris or London hundreds of years ago, you and your neighbors would think this was pretty normal. We, on the other hand can almost take our comforts of life for granted, thanks to the intricate network of infrastructure that brings us fresh water, takes away waste water, gives us roads to drive on, and brings electricity to our homes. This fascinating book takes a look back through history at how each of these infrastructural components evolved, and how they are utilized today in cities and towns. Along the way, activities are included so students can see for themselves the scientific principles and properties that allow these systems to work and serve so many people. In ten chapters, readers will learn about water and its availability, water transportation, irrigation, roads, railroads, bridges, electrical and phone lines, water sanitation, garbage collection, and pollution. For example, in the chapter on water, students will learn about the different methods people have used to bring water to our homes, including wells, aqueducts, water towers, and water pipes. The experiments in this section include: finding a centerline to see how difficult it was for early engineers to build straight tunnels; seeing how water pressure shapes conduits, and discovering how a siphon works. Additional extension activities are include researching where your own water comes from, comparing our water systems with the workings of the human body and drawing a timeline to see the development of water availability systems. For anyone who's ever been curious about what a city looks like underground, or who's wondered where the water goes after it is sucked down the drain, this book offers some fascinating answers. - Jess

  • Item #: 063508
    ISBN: 9790975277330
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $47.99

    The sound of gunfire echoes across the living room. A sudden crash - the dice deliver a death sentence to two more men in Bravo squad. Under a hail of bullets, the plastic figurines dive for cover, running back toward the crashing waves. The Allies won't be taking Omaha Beach without a fight.

    This, commander, is one of many scenarios that you and your troops may come up against in the fight against our foe. We have 16 operations planned out for this war across France and Germany. Each battlefield is made up of many varied types of terrain which you will have to plan around. Rivers, towns, forests, and obstacles (such as bunkers, sandbags, and wire) all offer unique strategic options to your (and your enemy's) forces. Throughout these excursions, you'll have access to three divisions of our military: Infantry, Armor, and Artillery. Each has advantages and disadvantages and must be used carefully. During each battle, Headquarters will be relaying several strategic options to you. You will choose one of these options to advance through the center of the battlefield and on the right and left flanks. Once your units are in position and close enough to an enemy target, you'll be able to attack and drive them from the battlefield! The road to victory is, of course, varied; you may be required to take key locations or eliminate enemy forces to gain victory. If you are able to succeed, you will crush the enemy resistance before it has a chance! You'll need to plan your strategy carefully - certain operations will give you and your foe wildly different options, and we aren't able to intercept your opponent's tactical orders. Whenever you're ready, commander, the troops are waiting for you. Let's bring this war to an end.

    Apart from being a unique strategy game, Memoir '44's application as an interactive historical supplement is unparalleled. Every historically-accurate scenario has its own description detailing the planned events of that day, including the outcome - though depending on which player wins the game, you may end up rewriting history! For 2 players. 30-60 minutes.

  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
    Rainbow Price: $45.00

    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 005824
    ISBN: 9780756628048
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    The vast majority of us spend virtually our whole lives in towns, cities, or some other relatively developed area, surrounded by hundreds or thousands of people. The possibility of being lost or stranded out in the wilderness is certainly a rarity, but also a fascinating possibility to most of us. Although we may fantasize about being stranded far away from civilization, building fires, signaling for help, or hiking along a river, generally our thoughts don't go into collecting sometimes unsavory morsels such as insects to eat, or thinking of a way to carry water with us. This is the fascinating aspect of the book.

    The title sums it up pretty well, I'd say. Let's start with "complete." Complete must mean the way it covers nutrition, fitness, basic survival equipment, items you should have in your camping kit, survival kit, and basic tools. Then it launches into a description of how to tie basic knots, choose an appropriate campsite, build a shelter or raise a tent (which alone can be an intimidating feat for some of us), build fires, clean up camp, and find and collect water, while making it safe to drink. Now that we have water, what about the food? The next section features detailed descriptions of good foods to take traveling followed by plants, fungi, invertebrates, and fish which can be used for food if necessary, along with those which are poisonous or dangerous. And it doesn't stop at the eating of fish - it also tells how to catch them using your home-made hooks, harpoon, or one of a number of basket traps. The book next moves into cooking methods and improvised utensils. Then we learn how to find our direction using the stars, sun, compass, some map basics, and how to navigate the topography, including snow or crossing rivers, which leads us right into how to build a few basic rafts or boats.

    And... each main topic I've mentioned has been adapted to include survival skills that apply to several major, very diverse settings such as a temperate woodland, rain forest, desert, or cold climates. The book concludes with an appendix on surviving at sea, some dangerous creatures found around the world, natural hazards and extreme weather, signals (semaphore, ground-to-air, and Morse code), and of course, a sizeable section on first aid.

    Whew! On to the training part. The manual gives easy-to-follow instructions on how to build each structure, tool, or fire discussed, with plenty of pictures or photos of just about EVERYTHING so you can try out these survival skills in your own backyard.

    At 192 pages, the book covers a wide breadth of topics in a variety of settings and takes into consideration whether you're alone or leading a group of survivors so, while the range is huge, the amount of coverage on certain topics may be a little brief. This is not only an excellent survival resource for the beginner or more experienced adventurer, but is also a great resource to complement your camping excursions, backyard adventures, unit studies, or just to fire up your imagination!