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  • Item #: 019145
    ISBN: 9781423224228
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    ISBN: 9781423224174
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    ISBN: 9781423222705
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    ISBN: 9781423222736
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    ISBN: 9781423222729
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    ISBN: 9781423222712
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  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 025867
    ISBN: 9781423238652
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  • Item #: 025865
    ISBN: 9781572227880
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  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 072964
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    How well do you know the elements? If you’re not a pro, don’t worry – these cards will get you there! The basis of this freeform game is a set of 118 element cards. Each has a crowded but clean set of “quick reference” information: name, description, melting / boiling point, atomic number / symbol, etc. But the key to each card is a cartoon illustration of the element’s purpose or identity: cadmium, for example, is used in batteries and is depicted as a battery-powered robot. Each player starts with 5 cards and gameplay progresses through a series of “mini-game” challenges like War, Go Fish, or other classic card games, but with elements – comparing highest atomic value, for example. The first player to 10 collect cards wins. Other card & trivia games can be played with the Periodyx deck as well, but the most interesting aspect is certainly the cards themselves. Once you’re finished with the games, the can be easily integrated into chemistry studies as entertaining flash cards and other reference material! For 2-10 players.

  • 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 #: 047614
    ISBN: 9781615389629
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    Just the right stuff! That's what you'll be thinking as you use this warm and inviting reading program from Memoria Press. The Study Guides are really a worktext (horizontal orientation) that provides the student with vocabulary and comprehension worksheets. The teacher needs to take a quick peek at two pages at the beginning that give the plan for the Word Study, Read, Comprehension, and Language (introductory grammar) segments of each lesson. The Just For Fun section is self-explanatory. There's writing involved (7/16" lines with dotted midline) but the top binding makes it easy for either right-handed students or lefties. The StoryTime guide covers five classic children's books in 16 lessons. More StoryTime provides another 16 lessons and seven children's books. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011230
    ISBN: 9780525567646
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  • Item #: 065480
    ISBN: 9781600512872
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      You made the decision to homeschool – now don’t panic! Prayer, meditation and conviction, hopefully, were a part of your decision-making process, so keep praying and ‘rest’ in God for the confidence that He is in control.

      Written from a homeschool mom’s perspective, she is writing about what she has learned and knows to be true, not some theory that might work - homeschool wholeheartedly with God. The first edition of this book was in electronic format, this is now the second edition and is reorganized and expanded – now 90 pages. The book is a great read through for mom, but you can make it a study with the other items that are offered. The book offers principles and ways to implement them, along with words of encouragement to refocus on God.

      If you’re feeling frazzled and the joy of homeschooling your children has dwindled, this book could be a good resource to recharge and refocus on God and your reason to homeschool. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 051983
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    Students will love taking a break from their regular curriculum with these lively presentations of key biology concepts. The content of this bundle (5 discs) can be used by students for introduction to a topic, review, or supplementation. Each of the 5 discs contains information in different areas of biology and they implement humorous skits, mnemonics, and on-screen graphics to engage your student. The content correlates to state standards and is produced by an extensive team of academic professionals. The five discs include: Building Blocks of the Cell, DNA and Evolutionary Biology, Animal and Human Physiology, and Environmental Studies. The fifth disc contains the digital workbook in PDF format. This series covers a wide variety of topics and the running time for the series is about 220 minutes. If you have a student who does better with a visual prompt, you might want to give the Light Speed products a try. - Donna

  • Item #: 037798
    ISBN: 9781591934080
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  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 015208
    ISBN: 9781423214274
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  • Item #: 012923
    ISBN: 9781423220275
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  • Item #: 000852
    ISBN: 9780940319042
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    Back in 1990, when homeschooling was still in its toddlerhood, the first edition of this book was selected as Best New Book. Aimed at the homeschooling parent, Ruth Beechick picks up where she leaves off in her ever valuable Three R's Series. Taking an in-depth, common sensible look at each of these R's (reading, writing and arithmetic), she details teaching strategies and techniques as well as giving a general scope and sequence for grades 4-8. For instance, examination of textual, imaginational, and functional reading; the mechanics of writing coupled with usage and grammar as well as the various types of writing - describing, narrating, explaining, and reasoning; and general guidelines for each grade level of math. Then she looks beyond. In each academic area - history and social studies, science and health, music and art, and the Bible - she provides helpful teaching information and methods. Dr. Beechick, a highly experienced teacher/curriculum developer, will have you saying goodbye to feelings of inadequacy and acknowledging that you CAN teach your child successfully! 388 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 043803
    ISBN: 9780395981399
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    This riveting biography provides you with an inside look into the enchanting life of a powerful woman in European history, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born in 1122, she was just fifteen when she inherited her father's vast lands in Aquitaine, France. In a quick political move, the King of France arranged for his son, Louis the VII to marry Eleanor, as a way to gain control of her duchy. Eleanor was a well-educated woman, politically savvy, and not content to be confined by the traditional gender roles of her time. By the time she was twenty-nine she grew tired of her marriage to Louis, and she sought after a divorce. Afterwards, she pursued her next groom, Henry the Duke of Normandy. Henry soon was named the rightful heir to the English throne, and he took his place there in 1154. The author also points out that Eleanor was not only one of the most powerful political figures of her day, but she also helped to shape the future for the arts and humanities, as it was one of her true passions. This insightful narrative is a must-read for any lover of French and English history. Pb, 183 pgs.

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
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    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess

  • Item #: 032002
    ISBN: 9781423238591
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  • Item #: 031394
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    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 030859
    ISBN: 9781481471602
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    Students are never too young to start thinking about their future and taking necessary steps to achieve goals. Divided into 12 conversations (chapters), each meant as a dialogue between the student and author, and the student and a parent/mentor. Topics include goals, planning and preparation, time management, importance of GPA, extra and co-curricular activities, service to others, college entrance exams, internships and work experiences, money management and scholarships, college application process, interviewing and sharing. Through these conversations, students will develop a personal mission statement, six month and lifelong goals, create a resume, budget and much more.

      Whether your student is self-motivated and excited to plan his future or one who struggles to find purpose, this book offers vision and direction to inspire success through the high school and college years. Includes link to printable interactive reflection questions and worksheets. 149 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029959
    ISBN: 9781890947712
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    This quick-reference six-panel foldout categorizes and summarizes the books of the Bible. In journalistic outline style, a synopsis of each book is given in who, what, where, when, and why format, followed by an outline of major events with applicable chapter references, and a key verse. Great for a quick overview or brief refresher.
  • Item #: 021529
    ISBN: 9781423201823
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    This handy Quick Study from BarCharts® is great for concisely showing how to dry, store, prepare, and more with herbs and spices. It's only four 3-hole punched, laminated pages, but tons of information is included. The first page gives definitions of terms you need to know when dealing with herbs and spices, gives step-by-step directions for drying and storing, and shares tips, tricks, and salt facts (so you know why using other herbs and spices is important). The two inside pages list numerous spices and herbs, showing a full-color picture of them and listing a description, flavor, forms, uses, and additional comments/tips for each. Directions for adding spices/herbs to butters, oils, and vinegars are also included. The back page shares info on growing at home, preparation, blends, presentation, and making marinades for different meats. A handy guide for having around the kitchen to spice up your life. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 017443
    ISBN: 9781572227262
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  • Item #: 016340
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    This poster features six simple machines and their functions in common, everyday tasks. Covers inclined plane (ramp), pulley, wedge, wheel & axle, lever, and screw. The poster includes 4 reproducible worksheets on the back. Measures 17" x 22".