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  • Item #: 042101
    ISBN: 9780942389043
    Retail: $19.95
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    There are so many great hands-on activity books available for young children it's nice to see a resource for older ones! Rosalie and Charles Baker, founders and co-editors of Calliope magazine, have compiled this informational activity resource for students learning about ancient Greece and Rome. The five main chapters are organized in an interesting way - each focuses on Ancient Greece or Rome's struggles with a challenging competitor. Chapters include: Persia vs. Greece, Greece vs. Rome, Carthage vs. Rome, Gaul vs. Rome and Egypt vs. Rome. In this way we learn about the political and landscape of the time, great kings and military leaders, historic battles, culture, and more. Each chapter begins with a summary of the conflict, followed by short articles that focus on specific battles, people, related stories, and other cultural tidbits. After the articles, you'll find a short play related to chapter's topic, with a cast of 7-12 characters. These could be fun for reading aloud or for performing if enough participants are available. Plays are followed by projects, such as making a Greek chiton, building a model Roman camp, or hosting a Roman dinner. Please note that several projects relate to religious customs or holidays celebrated by the Greeks and the Romans, and you may wish to simply read about the custom instead of replicating it. Two puzzle pages follow, with crosswords and other worksheet activities based on vocabulary and facts from the articles. You'll find answers to these in the back of the book. Finally, you'll find a "Companion" section at the end of each chapter with ideas for additional research including comparison topics, essay and report topics, topics for debate, and suggested additional activities. Although recommended for the upper elementary and middle school grades, many of these activities would be of interest to older and younger students to do with a family or co-op. Pages may be reproduced for one classroom or family only. 184 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 000278
    ISBN: 9781889209029
    Retail: $19.99
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    Extensive research, a heart for Charlotte Mason and her work, and much experience living the method combine in this meaty volume. Karen Andreola, owner of the Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company, shares her years of putting the principles and “practicals” of Charlotte Mason into practice in her own home school. Complete with quaint turn of the century illustrations, her book reminds us that children are yet children - Ms. Mason’s insights and techniques are equally applicable in our “modern” times. An excellent writer, Karen imparts not only her love for Ms. Mason and her methods, but a real understanding of how to implement them. I felt like I was peeking in the door of her home as I read, watching her tenderly instruct her own children. After reading through the book, I felt that Charlotte Mason, with all her wisdom and gentleness, was still among us - embodied by enthusiastic and dedicated people like Karen who are indeed her “kindred spirits”.I suspect that many who travel through it’s pages will also become Charlotte Mason devotees, or at least adopt some of the learning approaches advocated.

  • Item #: 056217
    ISBN: 9780062545039
    Retail: $14.99
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    Enjoy the journals of Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. This journal was written in the 1970s and discusses family, community, Christianity, parenting, marriage, and more. Musings on happiness and daily life will leave you with a sense of calm and peace. 245 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 049786
    Retail: $59.95
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  • Item #: 006170
    ISBN: 9780988203051
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 006172
    ISBN: 9780988203044
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 006180
    ISBN: 9780988203013
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 029945
    ISBN: 9781441309839
    Retail: $14.99
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    Memories of sifting through a box full of recipe cards to find the one I needed prompted me to buy a blank, spiral-bound journal for my own recipe collection. This recipe journal takes that idea to a classier level. This black hardcover spiral-bound book measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 1", lies flat, and takes up little space. Helpful cooking tips such as measurement and temperature equivalents, storage and freezer information, emergency substitutions, and even wine pairings are included in the front. Tabs down the right side of the journal group the recipes pages by brunch, appetizers, sandwiches, side dishes, main courses, breads and baking, desserts, beverages, holidays and parties, and more recipes. There's room for 10 recipes in each section. Each category starts on a right-hand "contents" page, so you can write the names and page numbers of each recipe in that section. Each recipe gets a two-page spread, with the recipe name, serving size, cook time, and ingredients list on the right page and the directions on the left. The bottom of the pages hold room for notes/substitutions, wine pairings, difficulty level and overall rating. The spaces for ingredients and directions are ample; I don't think you'll run out of space for even your most complicated recipes! Pages at the back offer room to write in names, page numbers, or website url's of favorite recipes from online or cookbooks. The inside back cover houses a pocket for any clipped recipes that aren't "tried and true" enough to be written in just yet, or those old recipe cards in grandmother's handwriting. - Steph

  • Item #: 006167
    ISBN: 9780988203006
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  • Item #: 049793
    Retail: $89.95
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  • Item #: 001546
    ISBN: 9780449213940
    Retail: $6.99
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    "Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek, a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the German army of World War I. Although they are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond their years. Paul remains close to his classmates and they find a few other good friends in the army. Time after time, their unit is called up to the front, and they are forced to deal with the horrors of bombardments on their trenches, the shells, the gas, and the death of so many comrades. This book is a very vivid account of a war where young men of the same generation but different uniforms were forced to grow up early in the war. - Melissa

  • Item #: 006188
    ISBN: 9780988203068
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     The Special Edition Journal contains a reading guide for all four Gospels and could be used for any book of the Bible. Journals in this series are color coded to differentiate each book, identified below.  Approx. 127 pgs.  sc. 

  • Item #: 047837
    ISBN: 9780545119320
    Retail: $16.99
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    Two fun-filled games give children valuable practice in learning ABCs. The reversible game board includes the Capital City game, which has children match upper case and lower case letters, and the Word Hop game, which encourages children to combine initial letter sounds with common word endings to create words. Each game set also includes 4 foam playing pieces and 6 foam cubes, making them perfect for play during younger sibling nap time! Made for 2-4 players, so even Mom and Dad can have fun playing. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043021
    ISBN: 9781892427076
    Retail: $39.95
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  • Item #: 008666
    ISBN: 9781620297445
    Retail: $14.99
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    As far as biblical atlases go, this one really caught my attention. Its clean, uncluttered layout, and colorful, clearly labeled maps combine with numerous photographs and illustrations to deliver a uniquely vibrant look at the lands described in the Bible. The 75 maps explore biblical history from the time of Abraham to the Revelation, while the accompanying texts and charts help to explain what the reader is looking at. A great companion to any Bible study, and an intriguing book to simply browse through. 175 pgs, pb. Zach

  • Item #: 040097
    ISBN: 9780974180571
    Retail: $39.00
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    Produced with Wanda Sanseri's permission but by a different publisher. CDs provides a reading of all lists in the W.I.S.E. Guide in the manner outlined in the Guide – word, sentence, word. These can be a tremendous help to the busy homeschooling mom working to implement the SWR program. After the initial introduction of the spelling list to her students, each student can review the list on his own time and at his own pace – just provide the student with a headset and show them how to use the "pause" button. The lists are contained on five CDs with the sixth CD containing the lists from the diagnostic tests.

  • Item #: 001304
    ISBN: 9781892427809
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 068491
    ISBN: 9781543012774
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  • Item #: 010305
    ISBN: 9780970027306
    Retail: $13.95
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    Having a close relationship with your daughter is very important. Every child needs someone to look up to, and a girl's mom is the ideal person to be a mentor to her. The better relationship you keep with your daughter, the more comfortable she will be asking you questions and talking to you about her life. This book was created to help bring you and your daughter closer together. Spending time together, of course, is an essential part of having a good relationship, and this book allows you to get together and discuss important aspects of a girl's life and pass along your Christian values. This book covers those hard-to-broach subjects including her changing body, relationships, friendships with boys, and love nature. You and your daughter can discuss the value of good books, life's work, ideals, the Christian life, repentance, trusting Jesus as your savior, and the importance of prayer. It will also help your daughter to develop character traits such as obedience, modesty, truthfulness, and a sunny disposition. The 32 chapters provide discussion questions for each chapter of Beautiful Girlhood, and also incorporate Scripture into your study with Bible activities and life applications. There are also inspirational quotes, writing topics, and blank pages for journaling so that your daughter can record what she has learned to make a cherished keepsake of your time together. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 001728
    ISBN: 9780970027351
    Retail: $13.95
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    This book provides fathers with a guide to guard their daughters' purity. It shares the allegorical story of three weavers and their daughters. A daughter is born to each weaver on the same day, and each father is given a loom and careful instructions for its use by the godly woman who oversees the weavers. When their daughters are old enough to begin weaving, how well will their fathers prepare them for their futures? Each chapter is accompanied by discussion questions, a Bible study for the fathers, and an activity. There are six chapters in the book, and it is designed to be completed in six weeks, with a purity ceremony to be held on the seventh. To use the book, the father reads through the chapters and completes the Bible studies ahead of time. Then, he meets with his daughter once a week and they read a chapter of the book and discuss the questions together. The activities add special, meaningful touches for the father to complete for his daughter. These include buying a hope chest, writing letters, and buying something special for her to put in her hope chest and open on her wedding day (such as a necklace). As mentioned before, after completing the study a purity ceremony (planned by both parents) is given for the daughter. 132 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 000203
    ISBN: 9781892427304
    Retail: $74.95
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    The beautiful 600+ page full-color, hardcover Mystery of History Volume IV text includes readable (story-based) text and plentiful illustrative information (maps, charts, art reproductions, and lots of photos). The flow of the last three centuries is traced through countries/peoples; through classical music and art; through notable people; through developing ideologies; through struggling/oppressed people groups; and through industrial/scientific developments. Utilizing the same 28 week, three lessons per week format as Volume 3, Volume 4 includes the Reader (text) plus an accompanying Companion Guide digital download that provides PDF files of activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. The final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian reasons for a Hope for Mankind. An interesting endpoint for a world history course but not surprising for a series that has maintained from the beginning that the "mystery" of history is that there is a plan for mankind.

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 042049
    ISBN: 9781892427274
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: 068485
    ISBN: 9781519517272
    Retail: $14.50
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  • Item #: 040310
    ISBN: 9781884377136
    Retail: $4.50
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    As a parent, you might find it hard at times to talk with your teenagers about "life." I'm not saying that a book can replace a heart-to-heart conversation with your teen, but it can help get the ball rolling. This simple book by Daniel Kauffman was first published over 100 years ago, but the message is still one that needs to be heard by this generation. The main focus is to "direct the minds of teenagers heavenwards and to give them a clearer view of life's pleasure and duties and responsibilities." It does just that through its conversational writing style and timeless topics. In fact, you feel like an older and wiser man is passing on the "secrets of life." Each of the twelve chapters address an important matter, such as: growth (physical, emotional and spiritual), life purpose, productivity vs. laziness, honesty, kindness, cheerfulness, humility, the difference between worldly and real pleasures, which companions to seek, peer pressure, the importance of small things, vengeance, idle words, pouting, dishonest dealings, and finally, salvation! This forty-six page, paperback book is small in size, but it sure packs a punch! I'd highly recommend it as a discussion guide to use with your teen. It is bound to challenge them and to get their young minds thinking about what's really important in life. – elise

  • Item #: 024219
    ISBN: 9781932012477
    Retail: $19.00
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    Includes several videos of interesting experiments that require special equipment that you would probably have a hard time getting a hold of yourself. Many example problems are explained by Dr. Wile using an animated whiteboard. Audio files feature pronunciations of technical words. System requirements: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

  • Item #: 049791
    Retail: $99.95
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  • Item #: 019408
    ISBN: 9781556524561
    Retail: $16.95
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    With an excellent blend of informational text, relevant activities, and interesting tidbits about daily life and times, this book would make a perfect companion to any study of the Revolutionary War. A timeline at the beginning of the book sets the stage with a detailed coverage of the years between 1754-1791, explaining the status of the 13 colonies at that point in time. The following chapters flesh out the story of the Revolutionary War in chronological order, beginning at 1760. Events related to the developing war are explained in engaging text, and sidebars feature short biographies of key players of the time and interesting facts about daily life during that period. 21 activities are sprinkled throughout, so kids can get a taste of history by playing games colonial children played, making "Liberty Punch" or brown bread, dancing a minuet, participating in a minuteman relay, re-enacting a battle, creating their own fringed hunting shirt, and much more. The text itself is quite engaging; even just browsing through the book, I kept getting caught up in the details of battles, or even just in the fascinating tidbits about what it was like to be a woman or child during that time! The illustrations also capture the flavor of the period, and include woodcuts, portraits and other illustrations from that era. Musket or no musket - everyone is sure to enjoy this trip back through history! - Jess