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  • Item #: 032033
    ISBN: 9780763623234
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    Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale

  • Item #: 032032
    ISBN: 9780763626938
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    Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Twelfth Night

  • Item #: MP6RAP
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    Includes:

    I, Juan de Pareja

    Where the Red Fern Grows book

    Little Women

    Across Five Aprils / Irene Hunt

    Oliver Twist

    Princess and the Goblin

    Tales From Shakespeare (Puffin Classic)

    Story of the Other Wise Man

  • Item #: 067873
    ISBN: 9781599151731
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  • Item #: 048891
    ISBN: 9781441744449
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  • Item #: 048890
    ISBN: 9780786183951
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  • Item #: 046358
    ISBN: 9780141321684
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    346 pgs, no illustrations.

  • Item #: 024245
    ISBN: 9780486428437
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    This is a collection of unabridged prose (not play!) retellings of 10 of Shakespeare's highly regarded works including "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "As You Like It," "The Merchant of Venice," "King Lear," "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," and "Othello." An Evergreen Classic. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 015930
    ISBN: 9781930443143
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    This guide by Matt Whitling provides instruction for teaching ten of Shakespeare's most famous plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado about Nothing. The instruction is based off and requires a copy of Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, a readable adaptation of the plays for younger students (listed below). Though the teaching tips are meant for larger classes, the worksheets and test provided are great for homeschoolers. A similar two-page worksheet is provided for each of the ten plays. Students are instructed to record statistics (like plot type, setting, etc.), describe the attributes and roles of characters, summarize the plot, sketch a memorable scene, define vocabulary, and answer comprehension questions. Answers are included. A four-page exam tests all ten of the plays. Most of the questions are short-answer questions, with a few matching. A review sheet is given before the exam for study. An answer key is also provided for the final exam. The back of the book includes Venn diagrams showing how Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies have overlapping themes. Overall, this guide provides great review of Shakespeare's plays and requires minimal effort from teachers. Reproducible, spiral bound, 50 pages. ~ Rachel
  • 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 #: 000652
    ISBN: 9781853261404
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    Features occasional black/white illustrations by Arthur Rackham and is 278 pbs, pb.

  • Item #: 069091
    ISBN: 9781545302880
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    Covers parts of speech, alphabetizing, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, diagramming, introduction to paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, contractions, and abbreviations.

    Cultivating Literature List: Story of Doctor Dolittle, Marvelous Land of Oz, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Secret Garden, Princess and the Goblin. Fables are Indian fables from Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales (Ellen C. Babbitt) and The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai (Maude Barrows Dutton)477 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 019034
    ISBN: 9780980030228
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    This second volume follows the same thorough format as the original but has some enhancements as well. It has a larger answer key and contains proofreading checklists for each genre. Eight separate units cover twelve writing categories, with examples from great writers:

  • Emily Dickinson (Writing Free Verse Poetry)
  • Helen Keller (Writing a Business Letter)
  • Thomas Paine (Persuasive Essay)
  • Francis Bacon (Expository Essay)
  • Edgar Allan Poe of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales (Literary Critique)
  • William Howells of Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Book Review)
  • Ernest Hemingway (Newspaper Article)
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero (Writing a Speech)
  • William Shakespeare (Writing a Dramatic Monologue)
  • Other Examples of Taking Notes, Writing Outlines, and Writing Summaries
  • Daily steps, which are concise, clear, and follow the same general format as the first volume, teach students how to write in these genres and how to become proficient in proofreading and literary analysis. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 007913
    ISBN: 9781942968849
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 006016
    ISBN: 9781499770551
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    Covers parts of speech, alphabetizing, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, diagramming, introduction to paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, contractions, and abbreviations.

    Level 3 Literature List: Story of Doctor Dolittle, Marvelous Land of Oz, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Secret Garden, Princess and the Goblin. Fables are Indian fables from Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales (Ellen C. Babbitt) and The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai (Maude Barrows Dutton)

  • Item #: 058062
    ISBN: 9780684868745
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    Harold Bloom (originator of Bloom's Taxonomy, a hierarchy of learning) has selected the stories and poems in this anthology. Bloom does not accept the category of "Children's Literature" as he feels it implies stories have been dumbed down. He blends Kipling, Carroll, and Lear with Hawthorne, Gogol and Turgenev, all chosen to illuminate and entertain. He feels children often stop reading because they are not challenged by what they read. This anthology includes 41 stories (many quite short) and 83 poems, including 8 selections by Lewis Carroll. The writings are organized into four themed sections, one for each season. Most works are from the 19th century or earlier. Fantasy is represented in animal fables and fairy tales. Comedy is throughout. I loved reading Bloom's intro to the book. He is truly in love with the writing he has chosen for this collection. Some titles includes: the Wind and the Rain (Shakespeare,) A Crazy Tale (Chesterton,) the Remarkable Rocket (Wilde,) the Goose Girl (Bros Grimm,) the Stag Looking Into the Water (Aesop,) the Recessional (Saki,) the Red Shoes (Anderson,) the Eagle (Tennyson.) pb, 572pp. ~Sara

  • Item #: 052719
    ISBN: 9781594744884
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    Shakespeare at your fingertips, literally. This set really is quite clever. You get 60 characters from well-known plays on 30 cards. The cards have 2 holes to make your fingers the legs. You have 12 backgrounds and a book of classic scenes. What fun to read the scenes while acting out the characters with your fingers. Make sure to add accents and intonation as you play out Antony & Cleopatra, As You Like It, Hamlet, Henry IV, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night and The Winter's Tale. After you have performed these scenes in your own Knuckleodeon, have a go at the entire play. Shakespeare was written to be performed after all. Add this activity to any unit study of the Bard's work. I like anything that makes something daunting into something less intimidating. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028794
    ISBN: 9782924217214
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    I’ll admit it – as a young music student, I thought classical music was boooring without lyrics to tell a story. It wasn’t until many years later in a collegiate music appreciation class when I began to hear pieces like Peter and the Wolf and other classic story pieces that I realized how wrong I was!

    This book contains 20 pieces of classical music and an accompanying CD. The book goes through each song individually, explaining the literature it is based on, the ballet it is derived from, or any other information beneficial for giving context. Each page also has a few illustrations to go along, but the real key to the story is in the text. After the section explaining each story, there is a listening guide to show what instruments or pitches are used to indicate different voices or actions. Additionally, there is a short biography of each conductor and a glossary of musical terms used throughout the book. This is a unique, kid-friendly approach to classical music that I wish I had owned as a child! What a great foundation to music appreciation! Parents, as are often found in Shakespeare or other tales of that era, many of the pieces contain stories about elves, witches, fairies, and two pieces in particular mention the Devil. 68 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • 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 #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 046480
    ISBN: 9781932350203
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    Labeled as the "Father of History," the Greek Herodotus traveled throughout the distant lands of the ancient world and recorded past events, customs, and geographical settings of exotic places such as Syria, Persia, and Egypt. He was the first man to do so. This book takes place from Herodotus' perspective and recounts the tales of his many travels in easy to understand, modern day language. – Enh

    (445 B.C.)

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • 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 #: 004490
    ISBN: 9780062419255
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    This elegantly illustrated children's book recounts the story of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright who ever lived. From what we know about his childhood, to his years spent acting and then his beginnings, years, and success as a playwright, his fascinating story is shared alongside the times of England in which he lived. 48 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 041752
    ISBN: 9780984398317
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    51 puzzles offer a topical review designed with the benefit of reinforcing positive moral characteristics through wise sayings from the book of Proverbs, the writings of Benjamin Franklin and William Shakespeare. Calculator recommended for a few puzzles.

  • Item #: 038553
    ISBN: 9781932971507
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    In May of 1844 the Stephen Company, made up of 200 pioneers, headed west from Independence, MO. Their destination: Willamette River, Oregon. The Oregon Trail would take them through pieces of 5 modern-day states in their trek to the west – as well as through many dangers and new experiences for every family member. Young cousins Jerry and Jim share many adventures and discoveries with the other children of this wagon train as they traverse the vast countryside. Their survival in the face of wild animals, raiding and trading Indian tribes, difficult topography, and weather is quite a tale. While a fictional story, the story creates an accurate picture of life for westward bound pioneers. By Christian Liberty Press. 266 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 015396
    ISBN: 9781402773228
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    What would you think if a man came riding into your wagon-train on a mountain lion, carrying a rattlesnake rolled into a lasso? That'd be Pecos Bill for you! In this collection of tall tales retold from America's history, you'll read about Annabel, the lumberjack's bear who loved honey; Tommy, the fish out of water; Paul Bunyan and his ox (and other odd animals); the rabbit and the tar man (reminiscent of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby); Davy Crockett treeing a wolf; and more! Illustrations make this a delightful picture book that your little ones will enjoy over and over again. 73 pgs., hc. –Chad

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 011300
    ISBN: 9780192751751
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