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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 048425
    Retail: $72.00
    Rainbow Price: $70.95

    Like the other kits from Nature's Workshop Plus, this kit contains some of the harder to find items to complete the labs found in Apologia's Physical Science course (sold separately), and they are packaged according to lessons for convenience.

    This kit contains: safety goggles, baking soda, 9-volt battery, insulated wire, scissors, clear tape, yarn, pencils, antacid tablets, cotton balls, thermometer, candles, plastic bags, matches, yeast, balloon, test tubes, paper towels, Epsom salts, paper cup, comb, pens, sugar, table salt, cooking oil, olive oil, paper clip, toilet paper, dish soap, wax crayon, white cotton string, cornstarch, 1.5 volt battery, 3-inch nail, cardboard, stopwatch, measuring tape, index card, aluminum pie pan, marble, eraser, small block of wood, sandpaper, ruler, rubber stopper, aluminum foil, black marker, thread, washers, balls, Styrofoam cup lip, plastic wrap, rice, flat mirror, protractor, white paper, flashlight w/batteries, and black construction paper.

    You will still need to gather some items to round out the supply list, but this kit makes the shopping easier. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 018740
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.75
  • Item #: 019074
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

    The corresponding lab kit from Nature's Workshop makes finding those "household items" even more convenient. Containing most of the more difficult items to find, this kit saves you time, allowing you more time to enjoy science with your children. You still need to provide various food items (eggs, celery, soda, etc.), binoculars and a few other household items.

    Kit includes a 9 Volt Battery, aluminum foil, assorted nuts, various colors of construction paper, balloons of various sizes, black marker, trash bags, thin white box, candle, candle holder, cereal, clay-dough, straws, compact disc (CD), cooking oil, cork, cotton ball, crayons, D-Cell batteries, deep plastic bowls, digital thermometer, dish soap, duct tape, Epsom soap, feathers, flashlights, flavored gelatin, fluorescent light bulb, food coloring, forceps (tweezers), glass jars and lids, index card, iodine, foil baking pan, plastic bottles and lid, lima beans, magnifier, measuring cups and spoons, mirror, modeling clay, notebook, mentos, newspaper page, paper clip, paper cups, paper towels, pen, pencil, pepper, peppercorns, plastic cling wrap, plastic plates, plastic water bottles, rubbing alcohol, ruler, safety goggles, saltine crackers, scissors, paper plates, poly funnel, small shovel, spoons, straight pin, Styrofoam cups, sugar, sunscreen, table salt, tape, tea bag, toilet paper, toothpicks, turkey baster, umbrella, vanilla, vinegar, white cotton string, white paper, wood block, wooden matches and Ziploc bags. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 048423
    Retail: $72.00
    Rainbow Price: $70.95
    Paper towels, aluminum foil, electrical cord, light socket w/plug, 15-watt fluorescent spiral light bulb, plastic plates, glue, herb seeds, foam cups w/ lids, small paper bags, thread, glycerin soap bar, cooking oil, craft sticks, fragrance, scissors, sunflower seeds, bean seeds, pad of paper, plastic bags, coin envelopes, clear tape, ruler, magnifying glass, white paper, clay, cotton swabs, borax, construction paper, packet of seeds, file folders, index cards, assorted nuts, six-sided die, dandelion tufts, samara, burr, colored pencils, plastic bag, clothespin, washing soda, gloves, blue food coloring, thermometer, peat pellets, pencil, black permanent marker, measuring tape, thumb tacks, pinecone, red & blue paint, paintbrush, hanging wire, yarn, cardboard, binder w/lined paper.
  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
    Retail: $69.98
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

  • Item #: 012760
    ISBN: 9780762561308
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.95

    Use this handy 8.5"x11" map to develop students' map skills. Each colorful, two-sided map is laminated for durability and write-on-/wipe-off convenience. The map is three-hole punched to fit into a student binder, and it also features time zones and a ruler measuring inches on the U.S. side and centimeters on the World side. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 048424
    Retail: $80.00
    Rainbow Price: $78.95

    This lab kit from Nature's Workshop Plus is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science and includes many of the harder to find items you need to complete the labs found in the text (sold separately). For ease and convenience, items are packaged according to the lessons.

    Kit contains: safety goggles, vegetable oil, corn syrup, piece of cork, blue food coloring, balloons, baking soda, funnel, pencil, sheets of paper, thumbtacks, yarn, cardboard, cardstock, paper clip, flashlight w/ batteries, spoons, table salt, scissors, facial tissue, soap bar, chewing gum, black pepper, tweezers, toilet paper, wooden ruler, bamboo skewers, alum, cotton string, washers, black construction paper, magnifying glass, sand, plaster of Paris, bowls, lima beans, paper towels, limestone rock, steel wool, foil baking pan, small shovel, modeling clay, paper plate, petroleum jelly, seashells, index cards, pipe cleaners, colored beads, rubbing alcohol, iodine, masking tape, nylon stocking, rubber bands, chicken bouillon cube, pen, crayon, yeast, plastic bags, butter knife, plastic bandage, tealight candle, vinegar, matches, mirror, straws, oral thermometers, saltine cracker, antacid tablets, stopwatch, flexible tubing, red food coloring, tea bag, coffee filter, practice golf ball, toothpicks, blindfold, and printouts.

    There are still a number of items you will need to gather from around your home, but the list will be much shorter if you use this assembled kit which will save you time, money, and gas by putting supplies at your finger tips. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062262
    ISBN: 9781511769914
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 062261
    ISBN: 9781511766241
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 018847
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.75

    This flexible plastic ruler has inches on one side, and a metric/inches combination on the other. The inches-only side is graduated in increments of 1/2 inch, while the metric/inches side has one edge measured in centimeters, one edge with 1/4 inch graduations. Sold by the each. Two are needed in the Saxon K-3 program.

  • Item #: 064814
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.95
  • Item #: 059429
    Retail: $1.99
    Rainbow Price: $1.21

    This four-pack of jewel-tone rulers has an extra feature! One hole at the 1 ½” spot is for hanging. Measure in centimeters (30) or inches (12). Multiplication tables for numbers 2 through 10 are printed in the center of each as a handy reminder. Rulers are opaque and include pink, orange, green and blue. A great pack for your multiple students—or to share. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 048996
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    Getting into geometry can be tough, but this economical set provides you with all the tools you'll need to conquer it! Included are 4 Safe-T brand drawing tools that are made from flexible, see-through, shatter resistant plastic, with no sharp points. There's a compass that lies flat instead of having sharp legs like a traditional compass, which can make circles up to 10" in diameter and also has straight edges that double as a 4" ruler and a 10 cm ruler. A traditional protractor and 2 triangles (one 45 degrees and one 60 degrees) are also included, which are calibrated in both standard and metric measures. The 4-piece set is conveniently stored in a plastic pouch that has hole-punches so it can be stored in a 3-ring binder. ~Rachel

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 048428
    Retail: $75.00
    Rainbow Price: $73.95
    Colored candies, white paper, paper towels, construction paper, stopwatch, animal cutouts, lemon gelatin, red, blue, green food coloring, deep bowls, paper cups, masking tape, thermometer, white and black trash bags, blindfold, masking tape, clear tape, cardboard, deer pictures, scissors, wooden ruler, cougar pictures, world map, child's goggles, breathing mask, foil baking pan, concrete mix, small board, peanut butter pack, shelled sunflower seeds, owl pellet, paper plate, bamboo skewer, tweezers, paper plate, gloves, file folder, world map, continent cutout sheets, index cards, yellow, red, blue, green colored beads, water bottle, pin, large balloon, plastic bags, cardstock, hanging wire, yarn, PVC pipe, foam board, permanent black marker, flashlight w/ batteries, foam cup w/lid, nail polish, chalk, copies of human body, shovel, oblong baking tray.
  • Item #: 021608
    ISBN: 9781935800682
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Children begin with simple concepts of longer and shorter advancing to longest/shortest. An overview of numbers 1-100 and ruler activities follow, covering inches and centimeters. Child will need his/her own ruler for later activities.
  • Item #: 019970
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Stop doing the two-step with that old-fashioned protractor! Construct angles in one easy step. Like it's predecessor, it also measures angles. Marked in inches and centimeters.

  • Item #: 071172
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $125.00

    The upper level Universal Sets no longer include manipulatives, but do provide everything necessary for their courses including: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Test book, and 12 months of access to the respective Digital package.There are 30-35 lessons in the upper level sequence books.

    PreCalculus students will need a protractor, ruler, and scientific calculator that can calculate square roots, trigonometric functions, logarithms, and natural log.

  • Item #: 066877
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    Winner of the prestigious 2017 Spiel des Jahres award (Game of the Year), this clever domino-style tile game is fantastic for families! Each player is the ruler of a small kingdom; but one crucial component is missing: land! Throughout the game, players take turns acquiring 1x2" "domino" tiles with each half representing a combination of grassland, wheat, forest, sea, or mountain. Tiles are then placed next to a player's Castle or a tile with the same landscape. When a player finishes his 5x5 kingdom, scores are counted: each type of land gains points based on its total size multiplied by the number of Crowns on the landscape. So the ultimate goal is to create the biggest landscapes with the most Crowns- but players who take better tiles (higher numbers) must pick later the following round, often preventing them from getting the perfect piece! The clever mechanics, simple premise, and colorful illustrations ensure that the whole family can get in on this delightful game! For 2-4 players; 15 minutes.

  • Item #: 059930
    ISBN: 9780448482606
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50
  • Item #: 056284
    Retail: $1.89
    Rainbow Price: $0.83
  • Item #: 053239
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.48
  • Item #: 048427
    Retail: $78.00
    Rainbow Price: $77.75
    Personal-sized fans, AA batteries, pepper packets, balloon, construction paper, glue, plastic cup, paper cup, nails, blue drink mix, yellow drink mix, spoon, cardstock, clear tape, small cups, table salt, paper clip, pencil, colored yarn, petroleum jelly, gloves, stopwatch, plastic bags, chalk, tape measure, small box, vanilla, sea shell, Cheerios, disposable containers, sand, modeling clay, black permanent marker, plaster of Paris, thermometer, wooden ruler, battery holder, insulated copper wire, electrical tape small light bulb, light bulb holder, file folders, index cards, six-sided die, sea animal game pieces, Triops, colored pencils, scissors, cardboard, sheets of foam, dropper pipette, water bottle w/lid, large & small google eyes, brown & red pipe cleaners, cotton string, red drink mix, coral specimen, plastic tubing, binder w/lined paper, toothpicks, feathers, straws.
  • Item #: 046285
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $209.50

    This is the manipulatives set that is required for the RightStart 2nd edition mathematics series. The set includes an AL abacus, Math Card Games book, place value cards, AL abacus tiles, folding meter stick, geoboards, colored 1" tiles, Casio calculator, tangrams, base ten picture cards, tally sticks, geared clock, six card decks, two fraction charts, drawing set, 4-in-1 Ruler, Goniometer, coins, geometry reflector, centimeter cubes, math balance, RightStart geometry panels, geometric solids, Yellow is the Sun CD, and dry erase pen.

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  • Item #: 041596
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.50

  • Item #: 039824
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.50

    Sturdy ruler marked in inches on one side and millimeters on the other. Transparent, light blue.

  • Item #: 039128
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.75

    Measures angles in both directions and the 6"straightedge ruler on the bottom is labeled in both customary and metric measurements. Made of durable clear plastic.

  • Item #: 039125
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.75

    Measures angles in both directions and the 6"straightedge ruler on the bottom is labeled in both customary and metric measurements. Made of clear durable, flexible plastic.

  • Item #: 028389
    ISBN: 9780756670795
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief write-ups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with permission of DK), the first two chapters, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000) and Early People (40,000-5000BC), have been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the First Civilizations (5000-1200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (1400-1500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ's crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 022762
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.15

    A very sturdy, bendable 12” ruler with easy-to-read English and metric measurements. Rulers come in assorted colors; although we cannot guarantee particular color requests, if you order more than one we will assort.