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  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 041241
    ISBN: 9781933339139
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  • Item #: 041242
    ISBN: 9781933339122
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

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

  • Item #: 012013
    ISBN: 9780141329383
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    This complete and unabridged classic tale by Roger Green will bring the great English legend to life. Robin Hood is a champion for the poor and oppressed against the cruel Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Hiding out in Sherwood Forest, he emerges time and time again to outwit his enemies and rob from the rich to give to the poor. Several black and white sketches illustrate the book. 295 pgs.

  • Item #: 003391
    ISBN: 9780970040565
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    An ambitious undertaking by Barry Stebbing of How Great Thou Art that focuses on Christian artists and the periods of art (Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Early Renaissance) that strived to glorify God. This book incorporates art history and art instruction into one 4-year curriculum. Art lessons teach basic fundamentals in drawing, painting, and color theory. With over 250 lessons and 450+ pages, a set of 36 master postcards, 25 "Paint Cards", 10 "Marker Cards", and exams covering each period of art, this program sounds like a great value.

  • Item #: 045087
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    Professor Noggin's Card Games are known for their interesting facts in a variety of subjects. Now kids and adults alike can test their knowledge in a wide array of art history topics including artists, art movements (ie: Impressionists, the Renaissance, Baroque, etc.), techniques & materials, and more. Please note that some illustrations such as Michelangelo's sculpture David and fresco Creation of Adam may contain nudity. –Enh

  • Item #: 000733
    ISBN: 9780528014475
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    A comprehensive presentation of the major periods of world history in over 100 pages of full-color maps. Large maps cover Early and Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See how the world has changed across the centuries, and trace the rise and fall of civilizations as land was claimed, conquered, and conceded.

  • Item #: 042048
    ISBN: 9781892427083
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  • Item #: 027274
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    Features the work of Fra Angelico, Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Some nudity ("Birth of Venus," "The Last Judgment," "Albe Madonna," and "The Triumph of Galatea").

  • Item #: 014775
    ISBN: 9780395329207
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    Accompany Lord Kevin to his newly-acquired lands in northwest Wales. The rebellious Welsh do not recognize the authority of the English king, so a castle will be necessary to stake his claim on the land. A Caldecott Honor book.

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  • Item #: 045029
    ISBN: 9780981856667
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  • Item #: 021387
    ISBN: 9780448443010
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  • Item #: 018535
    ISBN: 9780141321011
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    Relive the famous legends of King Arthur and his Knights in this book. The medieval stories include tales of honor, bravery, battles, and adventures. Black and white drawings illustrate the book.

  • Item #: 012109
    ISBN: 9781887840316
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    This biography about Leonardo is interesting and well written. It shares the details of his life from the time of his boyhood in Vinci, Italy, to his death 67 years later. Though Leonardo produced many famous paintings, his achievements spread far beyond the world of art. He studied astronomy, botany, anatomy, and geology, and was a great inventor as well. The author brings this ideal Renaissance man to life in this easy to read biography. Several black/white sketches illustrate the book. 181 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 000656
    ISBN: 9780140324648
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    Set in 13th century England, this Newbery Award winner tells of the adventures of Adam, the 11 year old son of a minstrel, as he travels around Southern England. He begins the journey with his father and his faithful cocker spaniel, Nick. However, when an unscrupulous minstrel steals his dog, Adam tries to recover him, losing track of his father in the process. This leaves 11-year old Adam alone on the roads to take care of himself, using his harp and minstrel skills to gain food and shelter as he seeks his lost puppy and father. 317 pgs.

  • Item #: 069609
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  • Item #: 069606
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  • Item #: 065407
    ISBN: 9780761160946
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    Covers prehistory, first civilizations, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, Revolution and Enlightenment, Era of Imperialism, world conflict, post WWII to 2015.

  • Item #: 055586
    ISBN: 9780448479859
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  • Item #: 042049
    ISBN: 9781892427274
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  • Item #: 024313
    ISBN: 9781933339795
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  • Item #: 020452
    ISBN: 9780876145654
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    What a story of passion. Young Gutenberg's love of books and reading was a hard thing in the days when books were all copied out by hand. It was an agonizing wait sometimes, and Gutenberg's dream was to find some way of speeding up the making of books. We remember him as the man who invented both moveable type and the printing press, but we hear very little of the struggles it took to bring that to fruition. This book uses simple language to tell this rollercoaster of a story. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 014876
    ISBN: 9781607105725
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    Is this a coloring book? An art history book? A collection of artist biographies? An art kit? The answer is YES to all! This long, horizontal-format book includes a set of 8 full-size, Faber-Castell colored pencils with rich deep colors, a sharpener, and a white eraser. The pages conveniently lay flat. On your left page is interesting information about the painting and artist, the time period and location, and a quick-view list of "10 Things to Remember" which adds more detailed information about the art. "Did You Know" facts are at the bottom in a blue text box. On the right hand page of the spread is a blackline outline of the painting for you to color in. Some have quite a bit of detail, while others leave more to your artistic judgment. Colored pictures of the paintings are in the back of the book. Students can either imitate the originals or decide not to look at the original until they have colored their own, and then make a comparison. This would make a great writing assignment! The colored images in the back are not of the exact paintings; rather they are done as if the artist had colored in the provided black outline of the real painting, like a coloring book page of the real picture.

    Please note this book has a little nudity, including Birth of Venus, Tempest, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Nude Descending a Staircase (in abstract form). In the back is a 52 question quiz with answers on the next page. A total of 52 paintings span a variety of art styles and time periods. This book would make a great gift for art fans, as well as an addition to an art class. Add it to a unit study of women in history, a study of Europe, or a specific time period in history (ie. Medieval, Renaissance, 20th Century). 127 pgs, hc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
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    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 #: 000195
    ISBN: 9780964380387
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    This is the third Genevieve Foster title put back into print by Beautiful Feet. It covers the period of the Renaissance and Reformation - a period of enlightenment, change, discovery and exploration that left a tremendous impact on the world. The volume covers the times of Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Queen Isabella, Richard II, Johann Gutenberg, Ferdinand (son of Columbus), Emperor Charles V, Erasmus, and Martin Luther. Mrs. Foster's books are unique in their horizontal approach to history. She presents history as a series of lively narratives which focus on the interactions of people and the events of the period, putting them in context and making the reading interesting and memorable. The 406-pages include illustrations, timelines, maps, and charts.

  • Item #: 000194
    ISBN: 9780964380356
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    This English charter from 1215 was put into place to limit the absolute rule of English monarchs, specifically King John. The Magna Charta required the king to renounce certain rights and respect legal procedures. By James Daugherty, 181 pgs., paperback.
  • Item #: 024989
    ISBN: 9781882514557
    Retail: $12.95
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