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  • Item #: 057885
    ISBN: 9780890846148
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    Children catch a glimpse of the courage required by some to call themselves Christians. When Kuri's father defies the traditions of his culture to serve God, Kuri is frightened. Will God keep them safe?

  • Item #: 003945
    ISBN: 9780439199964
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    Young Nikolai greatly desires to be a good person. Believing the keys to doing so are found in knowing the answers to three questions, he goes on a mission to find answers. His questions are simple, yet profound: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? His friends seek to answer his questions, but their responses don’t seem quite right to Nikolai. Hiking up the mountain to talk with Leo, an elderly turtle, he finds the answers he seeks, just not in the way he expected. Based on the short story, Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy. A beautiful story about compassion and being attuned to the needs of others. Beautifully illustrated. Recommended in Lightning Literature grade 2. 32 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 015990
    ISBN: 9781564720474
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    Based on the original Bloom's Taxonomy, this reference helps you develop lessons through six levels of critical thinking, from lowest to highest: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. A definition of each term is provided, as well as key words and sample question formats that can be used at each level of reasoning.

  • Item #: 063651
    ISBN: 9780764211874
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    Here is accessible, practical help for parents discussing tough topics with their kids: death, Satan and hell, divorce, difficult Bible stories, sexual sin, natural disasters, and why people fight or kill. Each chapter follows the same path. First, through Scripture, metaphor, and life stories, the authors help you as a parent flesh out each topic so that you have a solid grasp before explaining it to your child. Then comes sample discussions, presented in child-friendly ways, for responding to a child ages 5-10 or a child ages 11 and up. The authors stress that these are sample conversations only and not scripts. The focus is to then tailor your response to your style and your child’s needs and questions. Finally, each chapter ends with “In a Nutshell,” which summarizes the truths presented in each chapter. The authors take a walk-along-side approach with parents as they present truths from Scripture on each of these difficult topics. I so appreciate the simple depth of wisdom and grace this mother/daughter team use. The focus of each chapter is to see that God is the answer for the consequences of sin in the world and that effectively conveying this truth is ultimately dependent on the work of the Holy Spirit. Written by the authors of Give Them Grace (#052046). Includes a recommended resource list for further study. 5.5” x 8.5”, 173 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 026972
    ISBN: 9780890514122
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    This fascinating book explores many different facets of mathematics, and is an intriguing read for anyone - whether or not they enjoy the actual subject! It begins with a chapter which discusses the calendar - how it came about, problems and changes that were corrected and re-corrected, how the months were named and the days were divided amongst them, different people who influenced the calendar, and finally the system that we have today. Did you know that our calendar will have to be adjusted again, assuming we reach the year 5329? By then, our current calendar will be off an entire day. The text is so interesting it's hard not to just keep reading. Throughout the text, questions, puzzles, and problems are offered as a challenge for students. Some of the topics covered include measuring, practical mathematics, number names and patterns, endless numbers, math for scientists, and computing machines. Lots of history is given with each topic, so students learn not only about the concepts but how they were formed and developed over time to give us the functions we commonly use today. An excellent supplement to any math curriculum, reading a chapter from this book would provide an excellent break from the daily math lessons. 157 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 006830
    ISBN: 9781564727299
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    This reference, keyed to Bloom's taxonomy, helps you to "build" your lessons and discussions through the levels of critical thinking. It defines each level (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) and supplies typical question formats that you would use to address this level of reasoning. Use it for discussion in any subject area - including reading! The revised version contains more "teacher" jargon, but the two are very similar.

  • Item #: 065720
    ISBN: 9780830817740
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    Do you ever have difficulty answering some of those tough questions asked of Christians? How can God allow evil? Are miracles possible? Is Christianity the only true religion? This book was written as a resource to help you with answers for others and yourself. Over 400 pages of topics and conclusion, objections to the conclusion, and rebuttals. After the introduction, the second part addresses questions about the existence of God, Part 3 is God & Nature, Part 4 is God and Grace, Part 5 is God and Glory, and Part 6 summarizes with conclusions. This might not be the type of book you want to sit down and read cover to cover, but more of a reference book that allows you to go to information on specific topics. The book is written by professors of philosophy and religion so, as you might guess, many of the answers are answered from a philosophical perspective (I felt like I was back in my college philosophy classes) and true logic is employed. Written in defense of the Christian faith, the information would be super helpful to anyone who has questions or needs to answer these questions. We are all called to bear witness; that means we need to know how to answer the tough questions asked of us and defend the faith. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 030025
    ISBN: 9781615384877
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  • Item #: 015059
    ISBN: 9781615384839
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  • Item #: 050319
    ISBN: 9781600924279
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  • Item #: 055904
    ISBN: 9781615382316
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    The excellent Exploring... series has gotten even better, thanks to the folks at Memoria Press. They have written accompaniments to most books in the series which include supplemental learning questions, unit reviews, unit tests, and a final exam. Most worksheets include a variety of question formats such as matching, vocabulary lists, multiple choice, true or false or short answer questions. Answers are found within the text. Softcover. Page counts vary. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 002417
    ISBN: 9780812039245
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    When young Manya, or Marie, was only four, she shocked her family by correcting her seven year-old sister's reading. Surprisingly, they worried that she was learning too much for her age, and they sometimes refused to let her near a book! However, it soon became apparent that Marie was not only very intelligent, but she absolutely loved school. In fact, studying became a haven for Marie, who constantly worried about her mother's failing health and her family's slim finances. Upon her graduation from her Polish high school, she knew she wanted to study science at the Sarbonne in Paris, but family obligations and finances put off her dream for several years while she worked hard and saved money. It was at this point in her life she decided she was not going to be "beaten down by persons or events" – a philosophy she took to heart for the rest of her life. A fascinating, inspiring, and well-written biography, it will have readers wanting to cheer Marie on every step of the way as she tirelessly pursues her goals of learning even through hardship and tragedy. The biography covers Marie Curie's life through her death, and closes with a series of discussion questions, a list of recommended references, and a glossary. By Ann E. Steinke, 124 pgs.

  • Item #: 003306
    ISBN: 9781930092938
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    This book is a U.S. history text, providing a complete overview of U.S. history from Columbus to the present time from a Christian perspective. Print is fairly large and easy to read. Each chapter has review questions. Numerous pictures and maps are scattered throughout. 2nd edition is 8.5” x 11” format.
  • Item #: 040673
    ISBN: 9780890514931
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    This fascinating book by the author of Body by Design delves into the world of microbiology from a Christian perspective. Although many biologists look at microbes as clues to our evolutionary history, many Christian biologists see microbes as further evidence for an all-powerful, innovative Creator. Like other life forms, there are both helpful and harmful microorganisms in our world, and this book is designed to introduce the reader to the world of viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. While discussing infectious disease and pathogens, it takes the stance that these are the result of a sinful world and were not part of God's original design. Ten textbook-like chapters cover: microbes and their unique design, useful bacteria, harmful bacteria, protists, fungi, viruses, the immune system, emerging diseases, the origins of disease, and future plagues and pestilence. Formatted similarly to a textbook, chapters are divided into segments with interesting "asides" and chapter summaries, and black-and-white illustrations and diagrams augment the text. A full page of true/false and multiple-choice questions for each chapter is found towards the end of the book, and a page of critical thinking questions has also been included. I also appreciate the appendix on bacterial genetics, as this is often covered in college courses and will be useful for students to become familiar with. A lengthy reference list, glossary, and index are also included. 188, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 037628
    ISBN: 9781426327704
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  • Item #: 065869
    ISBN: 9789810118631
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  • Item #: 056928
    ISBN: 9780932859846
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    There are plenty of products exposing the flaws of evolutionary theory, but most of them are written for high school and adults. This text from Apologetics Press is written for the middle school crowd, but not watered down. The authors, Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, explain the evidence through topics from origins of the universe, how did life get here, what is evolution, the design of the human body and other creatures found in the animal kingdom, the fossil record, radiometric dating and assumptions about the age of the earth, dinosaurs, misconceptions about evolution of animals and of man, to scientists who believed in the Biblical creation. Each of the ten chapters is chock full of photos and illustrations in full color, scriptural support, and ends with a chapter review with fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short answer, and multiple choice questions on the chapter content. This text would be a great study to do before students move on to high school; then keep as a reference book to address specific topics that arise. This text is very affordable and puts apologetics within the grasp of your younger students. An answer key is a free download at the publisher's website - (http://www.apologeticspress.org/user_images/catalog/images/tbtans.pdf) 181 pgs. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 011321
    ISBN: 9780761179788
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       Young children express their natural curiosity by asking an abundance of why questions: “Why is the sky blue?” “Why is the grass green” and the like are integral to understanding science. But what happens when our little prodigies feel too “grown-up” to display this natural curiosity? Do the abundance of questions just go-away? I don’t believe so and, thankfully, neither do the publishers of this well-done book!  

      Answering over 175 questions, this book contains a mix of “Why” and “How Come” questions from the 3 branches of Science: Physical, Life and Earth. The questions in this book were asked by real kids (and a few adults!) as part of Newsday’s How Come? newspaper column published throughout the world. Here is a sampling of questions answered in this book: Why do Wint-o-green life savers emit sparks when chewed in the dark? (Experiment suggestion included); How and Why does a chameleon change colors? Why do we get hiccups? Why does the wind whistle, howl and moan? and Why do cheerios clump together in a bowl? Questions are separated topically into chapters. Chapters include Tricks of Light and Sound; Unseen Forces, Invisible Particles; The Great Beyond; Home Planet; How’s the Weather?; Animal (and Plant World); and All about Me (and You). This would make an excellent resource for a living book family or resource to engage reluctant readers. Detailed index. Evolutionary content. 406 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 030020
    ISBN: 9781615384815
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  • Item #: 066786
    ISBN: 9781425816452
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    Text-Dependent Questions is another way to say reading comprehension. In the area of science, it is important to think about the key ideas in the text and the desired outcomes of the lesson. This book offers 480 question stems questions that guide students to connect what they are learning to previous knowledge. Question stems in this book cover 12 skill areas understanding scientific concepts, identifying key details, summarizing, using text features, identifying the author's purpose or position, defining science vocabulary, drawing conclusions, analyzing text structures, evaluating scientific arguments and reasoning, developing ideas or processes, comparing and contrasting texts, and making inferences. Each skill area includes an overview, four levels of question stems (K-1, 2-4, 5-8, 9-12), examples, 10 question stems, and an activity page for each level. Question Stems can be used as written or adapt them to meet your needs to promote clarity in a variety of science topics. The pages in this 160-page book may be copied for classroom or family use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 014811
    ISBN: 9781882514014
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    30 chapters, each containing a biographical sketch of an important Grecian figure. Discussion questions and activities included.

  • Item #: 002506
    ISBN: 9781885767233
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    Shakespeare for the Christian! Six famous Shakespearian plays are interpreted and analyzed from a Christian perspective by author Peter Leithart. Any study of Henry V, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, or Much Ado About Nothing will be enhanced by his insights. The studies are very thorough, putting the action of the play into historical context and helping the reader understand the culture, characters, motives, and themes. After a very interesting overview, each play is broken into lessons for discussion. The text examines each segment of the play in greater detail, referencing specific lines and actions, again interpreting and analyzing these for us against a Christian and historical backdrop. After each lesson are review and thought questions for the student. The review questions review material as presented in the textual discussion. Thought questions have the student interpret other elements of the play (it would be nice if Mr. Leithart included a key for these). For those wanting their student(s) to prepare a written project as a summary activity, Suggested Paper Topics are also provided for each play.

  • Item #: 048161
    ISBN: 9781886930285
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    This inductive Bible study has the theme of an archaeological dig, complete with reading a treasure map (the Bible passage, Hebrews 11:1 – 12:3). The study guides students through a detailed analysis of the passage, section by section, line by line. Along the way, students learn about the heroes of faith mentioned in the passage (Abel, Enoch, Noah, Sarah, Abraham, etc.), answer questions, draw illustrations, and complete word puzzles. Illustrations are black and white. Answer key is in the back. The book is consumable but not reproducible. 168 pgs, pb ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 042806
    ISBN: 9780465027989
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    Subtitled "How screen time affects children from birth to age five." This isn't a new question; people have wondered for years about the usefulness or harm of television. Author Lisa Guernsey has been a technology writer for the New York Times and decided as the mother of two to research this topic thoroughly. Her purpose is to give helpful glimpses into the research on media and the minds of babes.

    Each of the 12 chapters is dedicated to a frequently asked question on this subject. What is this doing to my baby's brain? Is it turning my tot into a zombie? and Can children learn from baby videos? are a sample of the questions addressed. Lisa offers examples, stories, interviews, and research in each chapter. Helpful resources are found in the appendices for movie review websites, reviews of interactive media websites, and resources on the use of electronic media with children who have special needs. She even offers tips on how to make smart media choices for your family.

    When trying to decide what your children should watch, focus on the 3 C's - content, context, and the individual child. Research is still being conducted in this area of interest, but the bottom line is that television can be harmful if not controlled. 287 pgs, hc. - Donna

  • Item #: 047921
    ISBN: 9780646462141
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    Questions on each card are related to the same topic, but vary in depth. Players of different ages and ability levels can all participate at the same time.                    

  • Item #: 065417
    ISBN: 9781930749245
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    Written by a Jewish Christian, Zola Levitt, this booklet provides perspective and explanation on the symbols and steps of Passover. In addition, the Jewish perspective clarifies Gentile interpretations of Communion and Easter. Relaying the components of the Passover meal as his father had directed it, Levitt evenly discusses the first Passover (from Exodus) and modern celebrations and how these point to our Savior Jesus as the Passover lamb. While helping us connect with our Jewish neighbors, this booklet will expand and clarify our understanding of a key event in biblical history and the Christian faith. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 011578
    ISBN: 9781889209036
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    … and rocks, leaves, shells, feathers… sound familiar? Most young kids are entranced by nature, so why not help them learn from it? By Karen Andreola, author of the Charlotte Mason Companion, this book is a teacher's guide to studying nature. It is cleverly written in the form of a story, told through the diary of Carol, a beginning home-school mom in the 1930's. Taking Charlotte Mason's advice, she gives both of her children a nature notebook and encourages them to fill them with drawings, information, and discoveries. Throughout the story, she and her children take many walks and begin to fill the notebooks with various illustrations and facts about birds, insects, plants, and animals. In the story, you will find examples of what to look for, and the chapters close with study questions and Latin names for the creatures they observe. Each chapter is short enough that even a homeschool mom can find the time to pick it up and read. Also woven into the story are nature poems and selected quotes from Charlotte Mason. At the end of the book are appendices containing short passages from Charlotte Mason referenced in the book and a list of books with nature themes, both fiction and non-fiction. You don't even need to travel; you can learn a lot right in your own backyard.

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 008186
    ISBN: 9781880045107
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    This small, unassuming text was, at one time, the favored primer for learning the basics of reading. While some things have changed over the years, there is still much about the English language that has remained the same – and this reprint of the 1777 primer retains the original text with only a few changes throughout. These changes include the modernization of archaic word usage, updating the spelling of some words (like using 's' instead of 'f'), syllabication that has been updated for modern times, updated alphabet rhymes, and the inclusion of 70 basic phonograms, 20 basic spelling rules, a list of ninety-nine most frequently used words and the "I Can Read a Book" story section. This edition retains period artwork and illustrations throughout, and includes Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, The Lord's Prayer, The Ten Commandments, a rhyming alphabet, two catechisms, Bible questions, a dialogue between Christ, youth and the devil, and the words of wisdom a man left his nine children before being martyred. Wanda Sanseri has also added nine easy-to-read stories utilizing high-frequency words taken from Spell to Write and Read. The quality, hardcover binding will survive the use of many children. 118 pgs. – Zach

  • Item #: 001924
    ISBN: 9781930443136
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    An excellent resource, this book teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned.

    The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. A cumulative test is also included. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel