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  • Item #: 041609
    ISBN: 9781609990695
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  • Item #: 011947
    ISBN: 9781609990336
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    Contains Text, Parts 1 & 2, Answer Key, We the People, Maps & Timeline books.

  • Item #: 037744
    ISBN: 9781609990640
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    This package includes the following items (click links below to see additional pages for each item):

  • Item #: 053004
    ISBN: 9781428433229
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    ISBN: 9781428433236
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  • Item #: 001683
    ISBN: 9780867170252
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    Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Guide. I Am a Special Person, Communicating with Sound, I Have Feelings, I Live in a Family, You & God's Family, Places People Live, Community Helpers, I Love My Country, I Live in the World, The World & You.

  • Item #: 011527
    ISBN: 9780740335358
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    Units: Farm Communities, Specialized Farms, Animal Farms, Fishing Communities, Mining Communities, Logging Communities, Manufacturing Communities, Technology, Space, and Communities in Review.

  • Item #: 029785
    ISBN: 9780547491127
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    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. The subscription can be renewed through purchase of the Holt McDougal World History Online Edition (#029785).

  • Item #: 029523
    ISBN: 9780544143364
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    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. The subscription can be renewed through purchase of The Americans Premium Online Edition (#062524), .

  • Item #: 051477
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    US history is the focus of this year. Students will study the Constitution, Bill of Rights, requirements for citizenship, how to use the ballot and political parties. They learn about city, state and federal government. Early presidents are studied including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The War of 1812, Mexican American War 1845, and the last Indian wars are studied. Students will also learn about the origins of slavery, the lives of black Americans who gained freedom, the characteristics of white southern society and the women's suffrage movement. Students will do presentations, develop magazines and use the internet in learning to appreciate and understand the development of America, her history and culture.

  • Item #: 051479
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    World history is the focus of this year. Ancient Empires of Egypt, India, Greece and Rome are studied. Students study Judaism and Christianity, as well as Greek and Roman philosophy and religion. The origins of England, France, Spain and Russia are studied. They will also learn about the American and French Revolutions, the English Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of Rights of Man. The Russian Revolution, the Nazis of Germany and allied leaders are studied. Students will learn the ten steps to writing a term paper, from selecting a topic, to conducting research and recording the location of your sources, to writing a final draft paper.

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    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 #: 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 #: 013314
    ISBN: 9781892427298
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    Learn ancient history from a Bible-centered perspective. With short, interesting readings every day you will discover how history fits together. What famous Bible figure lived when the Trojan Horse was built? Who lived in North America around the time that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations? This historically accurate book tells you who walked the earth when and helps put their life in perspective around important events that happened worldwide during their lifetime. Unique historical photos are shown throughout, along with fun projects and timeline and mapping assignments. Another feature are the memory cards, which you add to every week to keep your facts straight. Quarterly reviews and semester tests are provided. Although this is intended for 4-8 graders, it is easily adapted to both older and younger students for an all-in-one history book as assignments are included for all grade levels. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 010750
    ISBN: 9781892427069
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    Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in the beginning of this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ…the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to the history of the world. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and chronologically continues through the early church and moves into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 042048
    ISBN: 9781892427083
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    ISBN: 9780825161254
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    ISBN: 9780825161278
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  • Item #: 052998
    ISBN: 9780785471714
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    ISBN: 9780976605782
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    ISBN: 9780979849640
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  • Item #: 035964
    ISBN: 9780865303881
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  • Item #: 030479
    ISBN: 9780825150791
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  • Item #: 058904
    ISBN: 9780545315050
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    "Fabulous" is a word I rarely use but in this case it's entirely appropriate. These ARE good activities – creative, supportive, and very do-able. These hands-on activities are versatile enough to use with any history or social studies curriculum. Starting with a nice topic matrix that shows you what activities support what social studies skill areas, the book provides clear instruction with good illustrations, a materials list, step-by-step directions, tips to make things a little easier and just a bit of textual content called Content Connection. In this collection you'll see some expected projects – collages and dioramas, for instance. At the same time, other activities suggest the most creative use of paper bags and hangers that I've seen in a very long time. Topics covered include geography, map skills, places, time, history, people, citizenship, environment, government, economics, and, celebrations. Grade levels are listed as 2nd to 3rd grade but could easily be adapted for higher grades. All patterns are included and reproducible for classroom use. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 031419
    ISBN: 9780544268623
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  • Item #: 003016
    ISBN: 9781882796205
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    This is a book from a well-known author of educational activity books – Dinah Zike. Based around the idea of foldables – 3-D interactive graphic organizers - she has outlined all kinds of ways to incorporate hands-on activities into your social studies program. In case you aren't yet familiar with foldables, the first section of this three-part book is an introduction to what foldables are and the why and how to use them. The second part teaches how to make foldables, with instructions for one, two, three, and four-part folds, as well as foldables with any number of parts and foldable projects. Section three has 77 ideas for different foldable activities in three categories: General Social Studies, United States History Topics, and World History Topics. The book is well illustrated, with lots of diagrams of the right folds and cuts to make. At the end of the folding instructions section are several pages of visuals and graphics to be copied and used with the foldables. These hands-on projects would work equally well in a homeschool or classroom setting. 136 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 035945
    ISBN: 9780865305663
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  • Item #: 030481
    ISBN: 9780825150814
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