Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Times Tales

Category
Publisher
Language
Search Results for "times tales"
Items 1 - 30 of 187
  • Item #: 006428
    Retail: $25.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 006408
    ISBN: 9780986300004
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95
  • Item #: 069758
    ISBN: 9780986300042
    Retail: $18.50
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

     

      Knowing your times tables are so important to building your solid foundation for upper level math. Drills aren’t always the best way for students to learn and remember their multiplication facts. Through simple stories and the same lovable number characters found on the Times Tales DVD, children will practice facts for the upper numbers in the 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s. These workbook pages are black and white and provide practice that can be done even if you aren’t using the Times Tales DVD. Children will learn the story, answer questions, work puzzles, review, quiz, and test along with cutting out fact cards and assembling number story books. After completing the multiplication portions of the workbook, a short division section is offered. Answer keys are found in the back of the book and a DVD is also included where students can practice their new multiplication skills in a game show format. 104 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 068410
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

  • Item #: 068409
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

  • Item #: 068408
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

  • Item #: 068407
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.95

  • Item #: 010389
    Retail: $7.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.39
  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    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
    Retail: $32.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    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 #: 011762
    ISBN: 9780152162801
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    This fictitious tale is set in Ancient Rome. Caius, Rufus, Antonius, Mucius, Flavius, Julius, and Publius are students in the finest grammar school in all of Rome. Only wealthy patricians can afford to send their sons to this school, so these seven are the entire class. One day Cauis begins to irritate Rufus, and Rufus retaliates by writing "Cauis is a dumbbell" on his writing tablet and hanging it up at the front of the classroom. This leads to a scuffle, which their teacher soon dissolves. Rufus is sent home, and the boys are subdued. The next day arrives with a string of mysteries. Neither Rufus nor Cauis come to school, but an even bigger problem is that the teacher isn't there! This has never happened before. The remaining students find him tied up in his closet, his house ransacked. It appears that the burglar took only some mathematic books, unimportant pictures, and Rufus's writing tablet. When the boys go to visit Rufus, they find the words "Cauis is a dumbbell" written in red paint on the temple wall. Rufus claims he is innocent and his handwriting was forged, but his classmates discover that he was out all night long, with no good alibi. Now Rufus has been arrested, and it's up to his six friends to find out who is behind all the mysteries before Rufus is punished for desecrating the temple!

  • Item #: 017579
    ISBN: 9780486423630
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
  • Item #: 000730
    ISBN: 9781883937997
    Retail: $13.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Miss Arabella Braithewaite (a.k.a. "Missabella") teaches orphan children living in England in the early 1820's. Realizing there is no future for these children in this era of factory growth and child labor, she plans to move her group of ten orphans to Australia to take up a land grant. Follow along with Missabella and the children as they journey at sea and face the challenges and triumphs of making a new continent their home. By Eleanor Spence. 195 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 049608
    ISBN: 9781893103313
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    The dawn of the nineteenth century was wrought with hope in our rapidly changing world of communication, transportation and technology, but dark days loom as human rights and liberties are being trampled across the ocean. With the strong belief that "history is drama" Genevieve Foster invites you to join her in the exciting tale of history in the early 1800s. Part one introduces us to Richard Trevithick and Robert Fulton as they develop steam for a mode of transportation. The second part exposes us to leaders of nations, exploration and music: Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, Touissant L' Overture, Lewis and Clark, and Beethoven. In part three we return to the progress made by Trevithick and Fulton, meet James Madison and learn of the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Black and white illustrations and engaging text, this book is classic Genevieve Foster. Reprinted by Beautiful Feet Books. SC. 96 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    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 #: 027922
    ISBN: 9780786816583
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Set in England shortly after the Bubonic Plague, this is the tale of a young boy whose past is shrouded in mystery. He is declared a wolf's head, meaning anybody can kill him on sight. He has no idea why. To make matters worse, he is captured and forced into servitude by a mad man named Bear, who strangely enough encourages Crispin to think for himself. Large print makes it easy to read. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 018529
    ISBN: 9780060526337
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    This two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal is a story about Roxaboxen, a real town in the minds of a few children who grew up in Yuma, Arizona. This small patch of desert ground with a few rocks, pieces of broken glass, and discarded crates is brought to life magically by the words and illustrations of Alice McLerran and Barbara Cooney. Roxaboxen is easy to relate to because we all had these imaginary places as children and know how exciting and real they were to us. The character Frances, who was eighty when the story was written, was brought back to Roxaboxen and even helped recount the tale to make this story possible. - Sue

  • Item #: 000657
    ISBN: 9780486217840
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    When Otto's mother dies shortly after childbirth, his father sends Otto to live with the monks in the monastery. Finally allowed to return home at age 12, Otto finds himself in the midst of a bloody feud with a rival noble family. When Otto is captured by the enemy, his father willing sacrifices his life for that of his son. First published in 1888, Otto of the Silver Hand continues to captivate readers today with its tales of medieval chivalry. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 036475
    ISBN: 9780140424386
    Retail: $11.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Nevill Coghill has translated Chaucer's work into vivid modern English verse that retains the flavor and richness of the original 14th-century edition. A discussion of Chaucer's life and works are included. 504 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 031613
    ISBN: 9781853262838
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.75

    Subtitled "A Tale of the Christ," Ben Hur is in essence a picturesque novel of the life and eventual conversion to Christianity by Judah Ben-Hur, heir of a rich orthodox Jewish family. Many have seen this story played out on the cinema screen; fewer have read this deeply moving original narrative. Prepare for your imagination to be taken captive as you read this story of betrayal, revenge, and salvation. 382 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    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 #: 050322
    ISBN: 9780763672973
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    Well known as one of the greatest heroic poems in Old English, Beowulf recounts the tales and adventures of the character with the same moniker. In the first adventure, Beowulf, a young nobleman from southern Sweden, comes to the aid of the King of Denmark by fighting the monster Grendel. In the second tale, after 50 years of peaceful rule, Beowulf is called upon to fight the dragon that has been terrorizing his country. Thought to be written sometime between the late 7th and early 11th centuries, the original author is unknown.

  • Item #: 031601
    ISBN: 9780312644314
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Before Rome fell, before the last of the Legions were gone from Britain and Rutupiae (Richborough), there were the Dark Ages. Justin had never been convinced that he was a soldier, even through his most courageous deeds, for he is mostly a surgeon. However, his medical expertise comes in handy when he is sent by Lucinius, his Cohort Comander, to his post. Meanwhile, Rome is endangered because of civil battles within, caused by fighting from the generals seeking the title of Emperor. Also, the Saxons are pushing in all along the coasts to invade. This story tells the tale of some real men, including Marcus Aurelius Carausius, Allectus the Traitor, the Legate Asklepiodotus, and of course Caesar Constantius. Upon Justin's arrival at his new place, he almost immediately meets a distant cousin. Their friendship becomes a valuable thing from the very beginning, when they first realize that the emperor they are defending, Carausius, has a traitor, Allectus, doing business with the Sea Wolves (Saxons) behind his back. When they try to bring this to his attention, Carausius pretends he doesn't believe them. He sends them away to a different post on the wall, which seems as a punishment. However, they later come to find that it was for their very protection. For two years after, Cullen, Carausius' servant, tracks them down and brings them a letter which explains that he knew they were right all along - and also that if he met his fate, he wanted to be sure that they would know that. As it was, Carausius was slain shortly after Justin and Flavius were sent to a different post. At this time, there are men trying to escape Allectus army, since he has taken over and named himself Emperor in Carausius place. Throughout the story, Justin and Flavius are in it all together, doing whatever it takes to stay faithful to their late Emperor and to save themselves and the Legions. Rosemary Sutcliff writes a historic, adventurous tale about loyalty, friendship, and strength.

  • Item #: 031007
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

    With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.

    Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks

    Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Rachel

  • Item #: 018535
    ISBN: 9780141321011
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    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 #: 012323
    ISBN: 9780316367950
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    This enchanting tale takes place during a time of fairies, knights, and dragons. George, a young man who's never fought a battle in his life, is commissioned by the Fairy Queen to slay a dragon and save the village of a beautiful princess. A multi-day battle arises between George and the dragon as the beautiful princess looks on with wonder and dread. Detailed illustrations of the fierce dragon and brave knight help make this a wonderful storybook. 32 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 011267
    ISBN: 9780618615124
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    This is the story of a wealthy man's son who is made into a servant when his family is brutally killed in war-torn 16th Century Japan. Follow this boy's life as he grows to manhood in these troubled times and not only survives his circumstances, but thrives. A very interesting story portraying ancient Japan. 234 pgs.

  • Item #: 006229
    ISBN: 9781883937010
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25
    Christianity has recently come to Iceland, but it is a time of transition between old customs and Jesus' teachings. Rolf's father puts the value of human life ahead of ill-gotten gain, a decision that ultimately costs him his life and caused Rolf to be unjustly outlawed. The tale describes Rolf's response to this injustice. 240 pages, paperback.
  • Item #: 071312
    ISBN: 9781524765248
    Retail: $149.75
    Rainbow Price: $93.95

  • Item #: 069766
    ISBN: 9781935027409
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

     If you'd prefer not to invest time making your own, the Time- Saver Pack includes ready-made materials (like spinners and game cards) described in the Teacher's Guide. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use.