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Quiz And Exploring Book For Exploring America

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  • Item #: 059077
    ISBN: 9781609990756
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  • Item #: 027304
    ISBN: 9781609991029
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  • Item #: 014602
    ISBN: 9780486271231
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    Enhance your studies of North American exploration. This coloring book follows the explorers to the New World starting with the Vikings and chronologically "discovering" the land (roughly the period between 1000 A.D. and 1827) up to Jedediah Smith's travel to California. Informative text accompanies the illustrations, describing the depicted explorers and historical significance of their explorations. This would be wonderful to color as you study the various time periods and events illustrated - even if it takes you several years to complete!

  • Item #: 027296
    ISBN: 9781609990961
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  • Item #: 046638
    ISBN: 9781934670378
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  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
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    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 018821
    ISBN: 9781580376334
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    ISBN: 9781580376310
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    ISBN: 9781609990749
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  • Item #: 059078
    ISBN: 9781609990725
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    ISBN: 9781593598020
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    ISBN: 9780764959684
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  • Item #: 060399
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    Providing the “rest of the story,” this series by Dr. Carol Reynolds (music professor from the Discovering Music series) will add depth to your U.S. History study. Within the context of a chronological examination of America’s musical heritage, Professor Carol expertly weaves art, literature, and cultural studies. The two DVDs cover eight units: Regionalism, Legacy, and Preservation (an overview); Contrasting Traditions of the Puritans and Moravians (1620-1760); America’s Founders and Their Arts (1700-1800); Architecture, Soundscapes, and New Directions (1780-1850); The Arts Shaped by Conflict (1820-1865); Americans on the Move (1810-1880); Native America Revisited; Immigration and American Theater (1850-1920); and Exploring the New and Preserving the Old (1900-1960). Professionally produced videos incorporate biographical sketches, anecdotal information, video clips of musical performances, historical segments, and artwork. Professor Carol also provides introductory and connecting information in a one-room schoolhouse setting. Supplementary articles, interviews and notes are available at www.exploringheritage.com. 4 hours running time ~ Janice

    Professor Carol takes you across the country with 38 friends and specialists to look at America's history through the lens of the Fine Arts and to discover just how rich and vibrant America's past really was.

  • Item #: 056271
    ISBN: 9781938499654
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    Wisely, Franklin D. Roosevelt once stated, "No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected." Yet, each president had a level of faith-in God, in mankind, and in our great nation. Quoting American presidents from George Washington through Barrack Obama, the authors explore the role faith has played in the American presidency throughout our flawed history. Quotations and related Scriptures are shared along with Making It Real self-examination questions. Additional questions and hot topic questions found in the back of the book make this a creative way to study history and current events as a family or youth group. Various scripture versions are used. 116 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 019598
    ISBN: 9780787705275
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    Explore the early days of our nation with this book from Milliken Publishing. It covers the time from the earliest Native Americans to the arrival of the early explorers and features one-page articles on a variety of topics. The 90 or so articles are well-written and the major events of the times. Graphics are small and black-and-white. Some sections end with a couple of "Review and Write" questions, which generally take one to five sentences to answer. After each 15 lessons, a 24-question test is given. A few pertinent maps are also provided, as are answers to all "Review and Write" questions and test questions. 111 pgs.
  • Item #: 012133
    ISBN: 9780765381514
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    During the 15th century, many explorers got terribly lost and stumbled into unknown places. This book tells the story of these Age of Discovery heroes. The double-column format of the book is fast-paced and full of facts and adventure. The history, sociology, and even superstitions of that age, along with dozens of drawings, maps, routes, and diagrams of ships and navigational equipment, are all included. The main adventurers covered in this book include Bartolomeau Dias and Vasco Da Gama, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, Giovanni Da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson. A chronology of exploration, a brief history on the subject, and an index are included. 135 pgs.

  • Item #: 051758
    ISBN: 9781607102182
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    Do you have a bird enthusiast at your house? They will certainly enjoy reading this book about peregrine falcons, American golden plovers, western kingbirds and 49 other birds. Students are encouraged to color in the birds as they read about them, easily done with the set of 8 colored pencils built into the book itself. I can see an older child taking this book outside to absorb the sights and sounds as they read, color and learn with this book. There are color images of the birds in the back if they want to be accurate while coloring in the bird outlines. As a learning tool, there is a quiz in the back with 52 questions and an answer key. ~ Sara

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  • Item #: 046881
    ISBN: 9780688154745
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    This storybook gives a good overview of the various explorations that shaped the Americas from 1500 to 1620. Full-color pages and maps illustrate, while details about the various notable travelers, soldiers, treasure hunters, and explorers are shared. The tone of the book is a bit negative, as the explorers are sometimes presented as money and power hungry conquerors who demolished native people and lands, but readers will get introduced to some of the more notable explorers and the areas they made an impact in. The book discusses why different people traveled and explored and who financed the trips, major events and conflicts that occurred with native people, settlements that were established, development and expansion of maps, what life was like for explorers and settlers, and other important events. Kids will get a good look at the era that brought new people into Americas and dramatically expanded the known world. Columbus, Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, John Cabot, Giovanni da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, John Hawkins, Francis Drake, John Smith, and Samuel de Champlain are a few of the explorers mentioned. No one person is covered in great detail; instead, the book is more of a flowing narrative that shows how events progressed until the New World was settled. By Betsy and Giulio Maestro, 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 050632
    ISBN: 9781936313433
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    Carla Mooney teaches children about the explorers and expeditions of North America with the right balance of written material and twenty-two exciting and practical activities. All activities are related to the topic being studied. For example, when reading about the search for the Northwest Passage, children are given step-by-step instructions to play a sixteenth-century sailor's dice game. When reading about Magellan, children make sand hourglasses, sea biscuits, and sailor's lanyards. Topics discussed are the search for a route to the Indies from Europe over the seas, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, the Spanish Conquistadors, and adventures of discovery inland. Included throughout are biographies, dates, new vocabulary words, and illustrations. The book would work well in a classroom setting or as an independent activity book for any child. 120 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 044672
    ISBN: 9781566960090
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  • Item #: 027116
    ISBN: 9780880800181
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    This 3-holed, reproducible teacher resource kit equips you with everything you need to explore nine historic holidays during the school year. Each month, September-May, an American holiday such as Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, or Jefferson's birthday is celebrated through fun stories, songs, poems, coloring pages, games, and other activities. Each month's lesson contains 1-5 days worth of activities centered on an object or event representative of the holiday - The Declaration of Independence for Jefferson's birthday or the settling of America for Thanksgiving. The lesson pages clearly guide the teacher through the purpose, presentation, and activities of each lesson. All stories, coloring pages, songs and other activities to be used in the lesson are included, and any necessary additional materials can be found easily. The back of the packet holds an I Love America Coloring Book, which holds each state's outline, flag, flower, tree, and chief products, along with a fun state activity, on reproducible coloring pages. 310 pgs. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 019100
    ISBN: 9781557999054
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  • Item #: 033400
    ISBN: 9781465456946
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  • Item #: 003136
    ISBN: 9781628630008
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    From that mogul of maps, Josh Wiggers (of Geography Matters), comes this valuable resource with over 130 reproducible maps. Need a map for Hannibal's travels, hurricane tracking, or habitat studies? It's here! No more wasted time searching for that elusive map of the ancient Middle East! Includes maps of each of the fifty states, continents, ancient historical regions, historical war regions, and more.

  • Item #: 020881
    ISBN: 9780486448114
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    Contains handsome landscapes showcasing the beauty and majesty of America.
  • Item #: 033095
    ISBN: 9781933410364
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  • Item #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
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    This book gives a detailed, interesting account of United States history in a story-telling style. Full-color photographs and illustrations that support the text add to the learning experience. Timelines, profiles of historical figures, maps, charts, and graphs also help in learning and building map-reading skills. Meant to be used as an aid with any social studies curriculum, the book begins with an account of the arrival of the first Americans who traveled from Asia over the Bering Land Bridge and ends with a discussion of the information super highway of the twenty first century. The book is not written from a Christian perspective and religious references are not included.

    The book is broken down into ten units that tell of different eras in our history. Unit One tells about the Americas until the early 1500's. It discusses how people first came to the continent and tells of ancient Native American culture. Unit Two covers from 1492 to 1700 and shares the European exploration of America. Unit Three tells of the adventures that took place and the people involved during the colonial times of 1550 to 1775. Unit Four discusses the Revolutionary War and the beginning years of the nation from 1775 to 1810. Unit Five discusses the expansion of the U.S. from 1785 to 1860. Topics such as Lewis and Clark, The Erie Canal, the gold rush, and the Pony Express are covered. Unit Six tells about the Civil War, covering everything from slavery to Gettysburg to Lincoln's assassination. Unit Seven portrays the life events of the American people from 1865 to 1900. The railroad, pioneer life, and the Nez Perce are just a few of the topics covered in this section. Unit Eight covers from 1890-1920, including inventions like the airplane or ideas like the assembly line or the beginning of women's suffrage. Unit Nine tells of some struggles America overcame from 1914-1945, such as WW I, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WW II, but it also lists some positive things that happened during the period, such as Jesse Owens winning Olympic medals and Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. The final unit covers 1950 to the present time.

    Students read about all these historical events in a pleasant manner, and included activities add interest. Activities include writing essays about events or people, identifying things on maps, filling out word puzzles, and creating time-lines. Answers included. ~ Rachel S.