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  • Item #: 012611
    ISBN: 9781481479615
    Retail: $8.99
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    This large, square, hardcover book by Lynne Cheney gives a random and interesting history of America that both kids and parents will enjoy. Each page of the book highlights a letter and then explains what it stands for. For example, 'A' is America, 'B' is for the Birthday of Our Country, 'C' is for the Constitution, and so on and so forth. A short description or explanation follows each letter. Each page is covered with colorful and fun pictures that illustrate the historical point that is being made. Inspiring and interesting quotes from famous ad influential Americans are included throughout the book. Notes in the back of the book expand upon the information provided on each page. ~Rachel S.

  • Item #: 023522
    ISBN: 9780241953266
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.39

    You've heard quotes from famous speeches; "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." But have you ever wondered the context in which these quotes were said? This book contains over 100 speeches that have caused thought provoking conversation and change in our world. Topics include Ancient, Kings and Queens, the Birth of the United States, Civil Rights, Social Justice, the Age of Lincoln, and more. Read the words of Jesus, Moses, Socrates, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Fredrick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, and many more. 500 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 050171
    ISBN: 9780890515983
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.28

    Have you ever stopped and wondered what it was like to have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence in Colonial America? We live in the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, one truly blessed by God from its inception. So what was the caliber of the men who shaped it? What did they think? What were their personal lives like? Now you have an opportunity to learn about the Founding Fathers in one of the most insightful and brilliantly crafted ways to date. Marilyn Boyer has written For You They Signed in such a way that it will leave you thinking you know the Founding Fathers personally. You will learn about some of their personal traits, life's events, and involvement in public service. The book is formatted in a unique way with the men grouped according to their respective states, just as the signatures were organized on the Declaration of Independence. At the end of each biography, there is also a list of questions for use in discussion groups. These would also make fine study questions in the classroom. Each signer has a portrait drawing and a box containing basic statistics on his life, such as where he was born, educated, and whether he was married and had children. In each biography is a chart of dates and descriptions of public service. Boyer has included many quotes from other writers, including comments from contemporaries of the Founding Fathers. At the beginning, you will find a brief description of the role Christianity played in the founding of the nation, along with quotes from famous people in our history and a typed version of the Declaration for your perusal. Included in the appendixes are character definitions, Patrick Henry's speech to the signers on July 4, 1776, "The Christian Nature of State Constitutions," and "The Christian Nature of America's Universities." Boyer crafted the book so that it can be used in five ways: a year's worth of character studies from a devotional perspective, a resource for a single mother, a program that the children can use on their own at their own pace, a group study, and for general reading. One of my regrets about this book is that I didn't have it when I was in school! 342 pgs, hc. – John

  • Item #: 044801
    ISBN: 9781426213915
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book is a Herculean task, but one you might expect the folks at National Geographic to tackle. To bring the task down to size, topics include events in a particular area of the world over a specific time span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page sections, in more or less chronological order. In addition to the very readable text, these sections include colorful photographs, maps, and period artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous people, related side stories of interest, and key dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages are devoted to the "At a Glance" section, a highlights section describing in one paragraph: Major Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements; Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists, Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists. To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and prime ministers of the major empires and nations. All in all, a good overview book from a trusted publisher. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 044166
    ISBN: 9781555910167
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

    Follow Henry David Thoreau as he walks through the wilderness. Each right hand page contains a beautifully painted landscape scene, while the left hand page describes Thoreau's travels in simple prose. The final page of the book contains fifteen quotes from this famous nature writer's works. A great way to introduce Thoreau to a young audience. By Thomas Locker. 32 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 021517
    ISBN: 9780977264605
    Retail: $69.98
    Rainbow Price: $54.99

    Things without structure have a way of failing at the most inopportune times. Things without structure can tend to languish behind in the forgotten world of "I'll get to it when I have time." One of the most helpful and uplifting things for a Christian is to have a steady structure for spending time in God's Word – which is Life itself. Balancing the Sword is a meticulous study of the Bible, designed to give its users a comprehensive working knowledge of what the Bible actually says. Each volume of this two-volume set covers every chapter of all 66 books in the Bible, though each set of questions is different. With over 7,000 questions in all, the average verse to question ratio is 2.7. There are also 54,000 cross references, over 1,000 quotes from famous people who acknowledge the Bible's greatness, and over 1,000 illustrations, literal depictions, charts, and maps. The answers to all the questions are actually included, and space is provided on every page to make notes of things that occur to the reader along the way. The set now comes with the online Balancing the Sword Reading Planner software that will help you customize a reading schedule all your own. The software's flexibility is impressive and is compatible with a range of internet browsers, including Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. The code for accessing the software is included with the book set (this replaces the CD version of the software that used to be bundled with the set). The introduction in the books includes ideas and tips for getting the most from this comprehensive and dedicated Bible study program. Each volume is 589 pgs, hc. - Zach

  • Item #: 000620
    ISBN: 9780736916257
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This collection of cowboy stories will awe and inspire you. Based on cowboys both real and imagined, the stories are accompanied by gorgeous full-color western paintings by artist Jack Terry. Will Rogers, Pecos Bill, John Stetson, Roy Rogers, Bill Picket, and Buffalo Bill Cody are some of the cowboys featured. There is a biography of Will Rogers' life (and a list of his famous quotes), stories about cowboys risking their lives to fulfill their duties, stories of finding love on the range, and a biography of Bill Mason, a cowboy who turned his life over to the Lord. Quotes from famous cowboys and cowboy prayers are included in the text as well. Other gems include a cowboy glossary, chuck wagon etiquette, and an explanation of the cowboy's wardrobe. 48 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 028847
    ISBN: 9781616340261
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 028857
    ISBN: 9781616340278
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 004596
    ISBN: 9781622237005
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    For older students who did not learn cursive in the early grades, this is an instruction and practice book all in one. There are tips for posture, holding a pen, paper placement and even some good hints for the lefties. The font is simple, so if a child has had some cursive at some point, it should not be too conflicting to use this book. For example, the capital Q looks like this typed one, not like a 2. The workbook starts with pages of upper and lower-case letters. Then it moves to letter combos, days, months, common abbreviations, and onto some fabulous quotations to practice as copywork which come from historical documents and classic literature! It's very well done for a broad audience. Reproducible for classroom/home use only. Perforated, 62 pgs, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 064331
    ISBN: 9781909396425
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Fifty fantastic facts for kids of all ages is the complete title of this fact-astic little green book! Why doesn't Mona Lisa have eyebrows? Which painter liked to throw artichokes around? What invention made people assume painting would be replaced altogether? But this book is not about art trivia. You will read about styles, artists, principles, media, movements, see paintings, even try out some techniques yourself. There are loads of thought provoking questions like, "But is it art?" and "Is the artist sending a message?" The artist bios are not the usual either. You learn what tortured their souls. Were they lonely? In love? In pain? At war? You even get into modern street art a bit and what motivates these artists. It is an action packed read, full of quotes from artists and fantastic vocabulary words. You could literally open to any page and learn something new! 8" x 6". ~Sara

  • Item #: 040535
    ISBN: 9781877673672
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This practical and unique guide/workbook really does what it says and gives "writing strategies that are as easy as 1-2-3." It uses the theme of three to help students remember good writing techniques. It starts by pointing out the power of three and how it is used in everything from childhood stories to famous speeches to learning strategies and shows how using sets of three in your writing will make it stronger. It also gives guidelines for different aspects of writing, all with just three rules to remember for each aspect of an essay or paper. A few of the topics covered are three steps for brainstorming, three "p's" of a thesis statement, three parts of an essay, three ways to connect paragraphs and sentences, three ways to support topic sentences, three ways to hook the reader in the introduction, three phases of completing a timed writing assignment, and much more. Instruction is conversational, with interesting quotes thrown in to keeps things interesting. Students can either work their way through the book, as it somewhat builds upon itself, or simply pick out particular sections based on their immediate need. The guidelines and examples are great, especially for students who have a tough time remembering good writing techniques and would benefit from a more formulaic writing method. This book doesn't just give guidelines and examples, though; after most informative segments are short but effective "Do It Now" sections that give students practice with the skill or method just taught. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks, identifying more powerful writing from weaker, and of course writing specific sentences or paragraphs based on the guidelines. Overall, this is a great resource for providing easy-to-remember tools and tips to equip students for essay or composition writing, be it a long-term paper, a short essay, a timed writing exam, or anything in the middle. An "Extras" section in the back of the book gives specific tips for students who are taking a timed writing test for a state mandated test or the SAT. Additional planning sheets and examples are given for this purpose. Consumable, but reproducible. 106 pgs, pb, answer key included. - Rachel

  • Item #: 037895
    ISBN: 9780966816006
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.50
    This book by James Perloff refutes Darwinism and supports Creationism. There are many anti-evolution books out there, but the detailed, scientifically accurate, user-friendly explanations in this book make it perfect for not only science people, but everyday Christians and students. The informal text, black and white photos, extensive documentation, humor, and personal stories included in the book make it entertaining to read while still being full of scientific facts that disprove evolution and point toward a Creator. The author, a reformed and converted hippie, atheist, and journalist, shares his personal journey to discovering the truth of Creationism. Data on old evolution myths that most scientists disagree with but are still taught and believed are brought to light, and many examples are given to show that true science in no way supports macroevolution. It covers pretty much everything there is to know about the Creation/evolution debate. Examples of topics include why the fossil record fails to support Darwin’s theory, how science students have been defrauded by intentionally misrepresented information, why mutations are usually destructive and cannot serve as building blocks, lack of evidence for “ape-men,” why chance could not create the proteins needed for life, how Inherit the Wind misled Americans about the Scopes trial (proven by comparison to the court transcript), why radiometric techniques are not unimpeachable dating methods, and so much more. Scientific evidence for the Flood is given, and countless examples of significant and credited scientists who believe in Creationism are included, along with quotes from notable scientists who supported Creationism or opposed evolution. The black and white photos scattered throughout the book include photos of famous Creationists and Evolutionists, diagrams and charts, fossils, and more. The book gives great scientific evidence against evolution without sounding too technical and provides insightful and entertaining reading. An extensive list of credible sources for the information is included in the back of the book, along with an index. 320 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 036605
    ISBN: 9781426302480
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    This National Geographic book by John Phillips is packed with details about Da Vinci, from his early years as an illegitimate child to the legacy he left behind. His education, training as an apprentice, career as an artist, famous notebooks, inventions dealing with water and flight, study of the human body, and so much more is included. Actual quotes from Leonardo's notebooks are included in boxes throughout the book, as are other text boxes providing especially interesting or little-known facts about the genius. A running timeline is shown at the bottom of the pages as the book follows Leonardo's life. The book is divided into important sections of his life (early years, starting work, a busy man, new challenges). Each page has full-color photographs or reproductions of Leonardo's art or inventions, with detailed captions sharing information about each illustration. Text is filled with facts, as well as details of sources of information, but still flows nicely and is easy to read. The book does a good job of showing how this man came from humble beginnings to become a respected artist and inventor of his time and is seen as a genius in our day. It shows how Leonardo was a true Renaissance man who made important contributions to several areas of study. Includes glossary and index. 64pages, hardcover. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 033860
    ISBN: 9780679803584
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Students may think the presidents are boring, but their lives were actually full of fascinating ventures and historic moments. This book should help students see the excitement behind these important figures, providing short (3-6 page), interesting biographies of all the United States presidents, updated through the 2008 election. Each biography gives general stats like birth, death, presidency term, etc., and shares information on education, childhood events, experiences that led to political involvement, major historical events that took place during the president's lifetime and term, major policies, wars, governmental changes, an explanation of how the nation felt about the president at the time and how historians view him now, interesting personal information, and any other notable facts. Quotes from and about the president are included, as are many (2-4 per president) black and white photographs of the presidents and their life and term. Lots of historic details are included, so you actually get a good overview of U.S. history as well. Text is given in double-column format, with the photos and captions spread liberally throughout the book. Photos of campaign buttons and posters, political cartoons, childhood photos, and famous events will draw students to the pages. From Presidents George Washington to Barack Obama, with an extra chapter on the 2000 election and details about the presidency in general, this is a great resource for reviewing, introducing, or quickly referencing information about the presidents. By Wyatt Blassingame, 184 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 029926
    ISBN: 9780545094375
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Get inspired during handwriting practice with famous quotes. This book contains 40 inspirational quotes and proverbs from leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, and others on topics such as character, friendship, leadership, and perseverance. The top of each page provides the handwritten quote, labeled with the author and his/her birth and death dates. Below the quote are three individual practice words taken from the quote, each appearing on a dotted midline for students to copy. Then, the bottom half of the page contains five dotted midlines for students to practice copying the entire quote. Teaching suggestions, a lined writing template, and two cursive alphabet student reference cards are also included. Reproducible. 48 pgs, pb. Lisa

  • Item #: 028911
    ISBN: 9781616340308
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 028910
    ISBN: 9781616340292
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 028863
    ISBN: 9781616340285
    Retail: $0.00
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    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 028388
    Retail: $10.99
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    This is a great bulletin board set that is perfect for teaching the Fruits of the Spirit or just for a reminder about their importance. Ten colorful cardstock posters are included. One poster measures 22" x 17" and features grapes growing on a vine as well as displaying Galatians 5:22-23, which lists the Fruits of the Spirit. The other nine posters in the set measure 17" x 7.3" and display the nine Fruits of the Spirit, with colorful, fruit-filled backgrounds. Each smaller poster also includes a famous quote that correlates to the Fruit of the Spirit. For example, the Faithfulness poster features a quote from Mother Teresa that says, "Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing". A teacher idea sheet is also included. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 027113
    ISBN: 9780936163963
    Retail: $64.99
    Rainbow Price: $62.95
    "Eighty-five percent of audience members cannot remember the main point of a speech immediately after hearing it." This statement made by Jeff Myers in the DVD portion of this program is shocking. How can you be a great communicator if most of your audience doesn't even remember what you said? Jeff Myers shares six steps to help you become a great public speaker and overcome that statistic in this program. The kit includes a student text, a 6-session DVD series, and a CD-ROM teaching guide for a group setting. Beginning with lessons on shaping the student himself, he shares the effect that the ability to speak can have on one's entire life and helps students conquer their fear of public speaking. He then moves on to teach the characteristics that shape a great speech: gaining maximum impact, reaching the heart of the audience, delivering the talk with confidence, and tips for an unforgettable speech. Each step consists of an interesting book lesson and a 15-30 minute DVD segment. Every lesson begins with a story of a great communicator from history including Billy Graham, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. You then turn to your TV to learn from Jeff, via DVD, the heart of each lesson. Jeff animatedly shares stories and advice as he talks you through each step. Pages in the book correspond to his lecture so you can follow along and take away the important points. The next section reviews the points Jeff shared in the DVD and goes in-depth with each as it provides specific insight and encouragement to help you apply each lesson to your own life and communication. Students are faced with thoughtful questions to answer in response to each strategy and provided with helpful outlines and worksheets in the personal application section of each lesson. Each chapter ends with a speech project, complete with a helpful outline, to enable you to incorporate the skills just learned into your public speaking. Outlines for additional types of speaking, such as introducing a speaker, making a presentation to one person, giving a eulogy, and other instances are provided in the back. Quotes from Jeff and famous people throughout history adorn each page to offer additional insight and tips. Please note that student texts are also available separately for multiple students. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 023299
    ISBN: 9780486272825
    Retail: $4.00
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    This handy collection offers a substantial sampling of Tennyson poetry at a great price. It contains a representative selection of his best works, with shorter poems given in their entirety, carefully chosen excerpts for some longer works, and the famous long narrative poem "Enoch Arden" presented completely. With selections like "The Lady of Shalott," "The Beggar Maid," and "The Charge of the Light Brigade," readers will easily see how Tennyson has remained an admired, widely quoted poet. 94 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 021643
    ISBN: 9781628368697
    Retail: $9.99
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    Contemporary history resources frequently skip over the Christian heritage of our nation. In fact, I would say many of us were never taught that every state in our great nation intentionally acknowledges God in their constitution. Thankfully, this new reference book strives to set the record straight, teaching children tidbits of Christian history from each state along with directly quoting the constitutions of all 50 states in reference to God.

    Organized by date of admission to the union, there are 3 dedicated pages for each state which covers an overview including the state bird/flower, song and motto and a ranking by area and population. Important historical dates, state facts and famous people along with weird or unusual attractions are included, along with the constitutional quote and Christian history or facts about each state. Also included is brief look at Washington, D.C. and a summary of the inhabited and uninhabited US Territories. Colorful pages, full color photos and illustrations, and loads of vital information for your history and geography studies makes this a must have resource for your home or church library. 160 pgs. pb ~Deanne

  • Item #: 016730
    ISBN: 9780769659343
    Retail: $14.95
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    This book is jam-packed with quality information and fun activities that will expand your student's understanding and awareness of America. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section gives some general election information and then devotes a page to every president from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each page lists the highlights of each man's life and term in office and displays a picture of the featured president. A "Show What You Know" section is included on each page with some kind of puzzle or fill-in-the-blank questions that can be answered from the information given. A "Find Out More" section urges students to research an aspect of the president that is not discussed in the book. Pages on six of the most famous first ladies are also included in this section. At the end of this section is a timeline where students have to order the presidents, compare and contrast them, and match them with wars, quotes, and important events. A presidential quiz is then given, testing all the information the student should have learned.

    The second section of the book describes our government and how it came to be. Topics such as the American colonies, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, the Senate, and amendments are just a few of the topics that are given their own colorful, fact-filled page. A "Show What you Know" section is also included on each of these pages. Quizzes on amendments and the constitution are included at the back of this section, as is another timeline to complete.

    The third part devotes three pages to each of the fifty states. Interesting facts and statistics are listed for each state and a map of the state and its location in America is displayed. Each state also includes a colorful illustration of it's flag, bird, and flower. An activity page for each state helps students process what they learn, and they will enjoy the educational puzzles. The end of this section includes state riddles, several crossword puzzles, and maps for students to label. An extensive glossary and answer key is included at the back. An additional bonus to this book is the pullout flashcards that are included. For each president and each state, a colorful flashcard contains a picture on one side and vital facts and statistics on the other. This book is an excellent social studies guide for young Americans and requires little adult instruction so children can use it on their own. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 013373
    Retail: $19.95
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    This one-year course spans the history of music and its composers from ancient times to the 20th century. The comprehensive study guide employs familiar music history books such as The Usborne Story of Music, The Gift of Music, and The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers as reference materials. This study consists of 30 lessons and 5 tests. In order to cover the course in one year, students devote approximately 30 minutes per week (more if optional activities are completed) to study. One lesson is assigned each Monday, to be completed during the week. Each lesson begins with required reading from one of the reference books listed above. Students must then complete writing activities and answer a series of questions pertaining to the sections they have read. Some of the questions are strictly objective, such as "How was a troubadour different from a minstrel?" Students should be able to find the answers to these questions within the text of the required reading. Other study questions have more subjective answers. Questions such as "What do you think Confucius meant by the quote 'If you want to understand a nation, listen to its music'?" will require more thinking on the part of the student. Complete answer key and test solutions are in the back of the manual. Optional activities are suggested which greatly enhance the course. One of these activities utilizes a permanent exhibit found on the Internet Public Library. (Text includes complete web addresses for all Internet pages cited.) Other optional supplemental materials include the Music Masters and Classical Kids audio series. The author also recommends attending live symphonies in your area if possible. Though written for students aged 13-15, this guide may be modified for younger students by substituting the reading material with books like Famous Composers or the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers series. Older students may be assigned a major paper for extra work. - Rachel

  • Item #: 009458
    ISBN: 9781442239357
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This handy reference book compiled and edited by Bill Adler, contains a collection of some of the best quotations from eight influential founders of the United States. Readers will be exposed to the wit and wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine on a wide variety of topics. Organized by each founder, you’ll find quotations on a variety of topics. This is a great resource for writing reports or papers or to simply gain a better understanding of the views of influential personalities from the past. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 007214
    ISBN: 9780380784301
    Retail: $6.99
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    Many teachers and writers understand the benefits of having a writer's notebook. It can help prevent writer's block, is great for brainstorming, is perfect for storing favorite quotes and passages, and gives students a way to talk about their day or notice things around them. In this book, noted author Ralph Fletcher shares with young students why and how they should keep a writer's notebook. He explains the difference between a diary and a writer's notebook and gives examples of how his notebook has helped him better his writing and come up with ideas. He explains what kinds of things are useful to store in a notebook and gives lots of real-life examples from the notebooks of young students. He also shares thoughts about notebooks from famous writers like Paul Fleischman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Louise Borden, and Lillian Morrison and how entries these writers made in their notebooks led to published books. Full of great ideas and examples, this book will excite students about beginning one and will show them how to get started.138 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel