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  • Item #: 035999
    ISBN: 9780998322919
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  • Item #: 063998
    ISBN: 9780988898981
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    Studies include suggestions for six writing assignments.

  • Item #: 000225
    ISBN: 9780988898936
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    ISBN: 9780988898912
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  • Item #: 023668
    ISBN: 9781897166420
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    Teaching classical music to younger students can be a challenge, but many have found Susan Hammand's Classical Kids series to be a great way to introduce the music and composers to kids. This Teaching Edition is amazing because it packages everything from the series on 14 disks. It includes the 9 CDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Hallelujah Handel, Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Daydreams and Lullabies, and Song of the Unicorn), 2 DVDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call and Beethoven Lives Upstairs), and 3 CD-ROM disks. The CD-ROMs are basically the teacher's resources that can be viewed on-screen or printed out, including Comprehensive Teacher's Notes, scripts for each CD, and slideshow discussion points. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the slideshow DVD, which shows hundreds of pictures of art, architecture, and fashion from the times of the great composers and there's also a music only CD that includes some of the music without the narration. If you're serious about using Classical Kids to teach your students, this bundled edition of the entire series is certainly the way to go. All disks are stored in a hard, durable binder. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 005267
    ISBN: 9780988898905
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    This book should be on every homeschooler's desk (and I don't mean the bookshelf!). Rarely will you hear me be quite so emphatic, but this book is a treasure! Designed to be a companion to Teaching the Classics, a Socratic approach to teaching literature, and undoubtedly an amazing resource for those using that approach, it is also an incredible reference for anyone who wants flexibility in terms of teaching literature coupled with "just enough" structure.

    The authors identified 200 books for grades K-12 and then (in a wonderful spreadsheet format) annotated them with tons of information plot, conflict, theme, aids & devices, and alternate titles (other books that could be used). In short, it lists everything you need at your fingertips to supervise a comprehensive literary analysis of the book. As if that weren't enough, they further reworked that annotated information into six different curriculum models daily, weekly, monthly, six-week, quarterly, and seasonal. These different models mean that you can teach literature in whatever way you want. Want to focus on literature everyday? Want to conduct a short-term co-op course? Want to hit literature "hard" for a little while and then be done? This resource will help you plan and implement any of these scenarios.

    The usefulness doesn't end there, however. There are separate chapters on writing from literature, learning objectives by grade level, grading and assigning credits, and major historical periods in western literature. The writing from literature section gives a brief overview of writing assignments (what sort and how long) for the elementary, junior high, and senior high levels. On the other hand, the analytical essay is dissected very thoroughly and a helpful "tootsie-roll" diagram helps the student to see how the parts of the essay work together. Just as helpful is the model essay that illustrates the effective use of this diagram. The graded learning objectives for literature are quite specific and can be used as a scope and sequence or for developing lesson plans. I used high school literature texts as references when I wanted information about the history of literature, but to have that same information at my fingertips would have been a beautiful thing. 234 pgs. pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 026537
    ISBN: 9780152047184
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    Virginia Sorensen has acquired the prize, "Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children," with this fine work. When Marly's father returns from the war, he is a different man. However, with a few days "syruping" out in the country, the treasured aspects of his personality begin to reappear. Near Maple Hill, Marly's family spends most of their time with the neighbors, the Chrises. Mr. Chris has so much to teach about syrup-making, plants, flowers, and animals, and Marly quickly comes to regard him affectionately. Since their short stays at Maple Hill are doing father so much good, the family is faced with the decision to reside there permanently. Marly considers all the miracles she has witnessed there as valid reason to stay. This is a wonderful story about family relationships, neighborly friendship, and all of the beauty that nature bears. It is a story which must not be passed up.

  • Item #: 049653
    ISBN: 9780916291266
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    Two Australians, Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, have crafted a heart-warming story of a young boy who befriends the residents of a rest home, especially one lady in particular, Miss Nancy. Wilfrid Gordon is told that Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and not knowing what that means, sets out on a journey to find it for her. Having lived Downunder, I enjoy that Fox and Vivas have captured a bit of Aussie life in the writing and illustrations. Pb. – John

  • Item #: 049663
    ISBN: 9780312564223
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    Not many children would want to face a blizzard, tramping through a forest with the snow coming down fast and hard. But, that's what makes this story unique. William Steig has captured a unique story of love and determination in Brave Irene. Irene's mother is a dressmaker who has just completed a dress for the duchess, which she intends to wear that very night. However, when her mother is too ill to deliver it herself, Irene volunteers to brave the snow to deliver the parcel to the palace. Along the way, Irene encounters several trials that hinder her mission. Will she succeed in the darkness and whirling snow and deliver the dress on time? Pb. – John

  • 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 #: 016006
    ISBN: 9780967599724
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    Pachelbel, Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Offenbach, Smetana, Strauss, Brahms, Ponchielli, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Satie, Joplin, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev

  • Item #: 055991
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    Included is a Teaching Line to help beginners control their balance.

  • Item #: 000753
    ISBN: 9781534414273
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    "Many, many years ago, in Sorrento there lived a boy named Giovanni who had no mother and no father. He dressed in rags and begged for his food and slept in doorways. But he was happy, and he could do something wonderful. He could juggle." This is how the old French legend begins. This clown who made people smile his whole life is sure to make you smile as well! Your heart will be warmed with the miracle at the end of the story as Giovanni does his last performance before a statue of Our Lady and the Christ Child. Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator, and he has painstakingly reproduced this old story as close to its original telling as possible. Accompanied by Renaissance-inspired watercolor paintings that are full of vibrant color and cartoon-like characters. – elise

  • Item #: 066530
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     Kids learn from their environment as well as from books and other resources. Your visual learners will especially appreciate the attractiveness of these 4 posters each highlighting a different era of classical music and composers from that era. You see a color portrait and a paragraph, along with important dates. From the Renaissance & Baroque periods you have Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach & Handel. From the Classical period there is C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Of the Early Romantic period you see Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schuman, Liszt & Verdi. And of the Late Romantic period you see Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler & Debussy. Each poster measures 17”x 22” and is made of cardstock. There is a reproducible worksheet included for each poster. ~Sara

  • Item #: 039666
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    Set of 8 fine-tipped Sharpie markers in the classic colors of black, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. Enh

  • Item #: 003360
    ISBN: 9780064408677
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    Sam Beaver is a young boy who loves nature, and unlike most little boys, has a deep respect for it. Although he lives in Montana, Sam is camping in Canada. He discovers a pair of trumpet swans building a nest on a lake. He observes them carefully, and comes to visit after their eggs have hatched. Trumpet swans may be the most glorious breed of birds. Besides being marvelously beautiful, they also have the ability to trumpet joyously. Well, all of them except for Louis. When the father swan brings over his children to show off to Sam, all of them give him a polite beep, except for Louis, who can't beep or make any other sound and instead just tugs on Sam's shoelace. When fall comes, the family flies south to Montana. Here Louis decides that he must learn to read and write so he can better communicate. He finds Sam and begins attending school with him. Louis falls in love with a beautiful swan named Serena, but not even his education compensates for his inability to trumpet his love. Then his father finds him a real brass trumpet. Will Louis be able to use the musical instrument to win Serena's love? 272 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Fred Marcellino.

  • Item #: 013515
    ISBN: 9781600512957
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  • Item #: 001534
    ISBN: 9781416927839
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    Story centering on two children yearning for a horse - a certain, special horse and her foal, Misty. A good telling, describing a special relationship between horse and human.
  • Item #: 017452
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    This great timeline was made to be used in conjunction with A Literature Approach to the History of Classical Music. It charts the course of musical development from Corelli up to modern composers such as Mahler and Stravinsky. Featuring key composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and many others, students will enjoy coloring the beautiful pictures that make up this visual history of music.
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    This bright cheery clock is shaped like a little red schoolhouse and features a carry-handle and two dials on the front so you can manually move the clock hands. Use it to teach kids how to tell time, or just for fun. A dial in the back allows you to wind up the clock and play "Grandfather's Clock." Measures 6" x 11" x 3."
  • Item #: 028214
    ISBN: 9780881603170
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    Often students learn literary terms only within the larger realm of a reading program, where they are brought to light when a particular piece illustrates the meaning of that term well, and then it is again shadowed behind the other activities of comprehension, determining meaning, and interpreting symbolism. If you'd like to work in some lessons exclusively on these terms before encountering them, this makes a great supplement to define these terms and give students practice before they are expected to understand and use these in high school. Each lesson focuses on one of 40 literary terms and gives a definition, examples from literature, provides questions based on the examples, and then includes several written exercises for students to try their hand exploring and using the terms. The activities are a nice mix of short answer questions, writing activities, matching, interpreting, listing, and more to give students great practice both identifying and using each term. The literary terms included here include figurative language (denotation/connotation, idiom, personification, symbol), poetic language (parallelism, rhyme, rhythm, assonance/consonance), and literary techniques (allusion, conflict, flashback, genre, irony, mood/tone, satire, stream of consciousness) and too many more to list! Very well done. 136 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 015907
    ISBN: 9780967599786
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    Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Boccherini, Mozart, Schubert, Rossini, Schumann, Gounod, Strauss, Brahms, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, and Souza

  • Item #: 020495
    ISBN: 9780974361635
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    For those of you who want to teach using the classical method, the authors of this book, Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn, have long believed and implemented this in their own homeschool. In this book they combine their knowledge and experience to present a spiritual and philosophical foundation and a practical program for Christian homeschooling in the classical style. The first four chapters discuss the reasoning and logic of teaching with classical education, a discussion of why parents should be in charge of their students' education, problems with classroom (public) schools, and an explanation and description of what the trivium is. The next three chapters study one element of the trivium each - language, logic, and rhetoric. Each chapter presents the topic, arguments for teaching it, guidelines for teaching, where to start, what children should be learning at appropriate age levels, and other tips and advice for incorporating these core subjects. Chapter eight follows the same basic format, delving into the study of literature. In chapter nine, the Bluedorns offer principles for the study of historical literature. The following chapter provides lots of advice and help for different methods and approaches to homeschooling in light of the trivium, such as the Charlotte Mason approach, unschooling, unit studies, and others. Part two of the book, The Practical Trivium, hold chapters listing things children should do at particular ages - ten things to do with students before age ten, ten through twelve, thirteen through fifteen, sixteen through eighteen, nineteen and onward, and finally the last chapter, Life's Goals Begin at Home. Appendix one includes 16 different articles discussing the trivium, education, and other related issues. Appendix two provides an thorough resource list, outlining general resources and those for language arts & English, rhetoric, literature, history, government, law and economics, languages, mathematics, logic, Bible and theology, philosophy, science, art and music, and other miscellaneous resources. While you may not agree with all of the personal philosophy in this book, if you want to teach from the trivium and are looking for a guide to implement a classical education in your homeschool, this is a very complete and thorough guide from experienced authors. - Melissa

  • Item #: 037981
    ISBN: 9780143106852
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    The Analects is a collection of the teachings, remarks and conversations of Confucius as collected by his disciples. These teachings have been read and valued for centuries by people both Chinese and not. The Chinese text for these teachings is also included in the back of the book. Additional features and appendices include Notes on translations, and a Chronology of the Chinese Dynasties, Disciples of Confucius; Historical Figures, Chinese Terms, Major Topics, and Citations. 399 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 069778
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