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  • Item #: 007118
    ISBN: 9781931397483
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    This CD-ROM, 2nd edition,is an invaluable tool to help students put together the geography student notebooks recommended in the Trail Guide to U.S. Geography. While it's definitely possible to build a student notebook using the information included in the Trail Guide to U.S. Geography alone, the CD-ROM provides guidance and minimizes the work. It includes hundreds of printable PDF pages with questions from the book, outline maps, templates, and more. This CD includes the reproducibles for the Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary levels. Note: you need the text book to make use of this; answers to the questions and directions are not included. In addition, the 2nd edition of notebook works only with 2nd edition of the Trail Guide. Win/Mac compatible, requires Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher (included). ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 014495
    ISBN: 9781931397155
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    This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the student's ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. The questions are based on the content of three recommended atlases (one for each age group) which are listed in the key resources below. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of "Points of Interest," where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then it's Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

    Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and one or more of the recommended atlases (depending on the age of the student(s). Three other "key" recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Josh's Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Manna's Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below. An almanac is also recommended, in case you don't have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specific one, but it is available from Geography Matters. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 007117
    ISBN: 9781931397490
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    This CD-ROM is an invaluable tool to help students put together the personal geography student notebooks recommended in the Trail Guide to Bible Geography. While it's definitely possible to build a student notebook using the information included in the Trail Guide to Bible Geography without this product, this CD-ROM provides some guidance and minimizes the work students have to put into it. It includes hundreds of pages you can print out with questions from the book, outline maps, templates, and more. This CD includes the reproducibles for the Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary levels. Note: you need the actual book to use this product; answers to the questions and directions are not included. CD-ROM is PC/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or above which you can download for free.

  • Item #: 037702
    ISBN: 9781931397438
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    This CD-ROM accompanies the Trail Guide to World Geography book. It contains a total of three different notebooks so you can use it for a variety of age groups – the primary notebook is for students up to 4th grade, the intermediate notebook is for 5th-7th grades, and the secondary notebook is for 8th grade through high school levels. Each notebook is approximately 145 pages. The CD-ROM contains more than 80 pages of questions along with spaces to write answers, over 200 templates (general and formatted) for written summaries, drawings, charts, reports, crosswords and pictures, and over 30 reproducible outline maps. You can print out entire notebooks if you wish or specific pages as you need them. Answers to the questions are not included on this CD-ROM; you can find answers in the Trail Guide to World Geography book. Compatible with any Mac or PC with Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 001468
    ISBN: 9780140321708
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    Jim Keath ran away from his life as a farm boy in Missouri when he was just eleven. Found by the Crow Indians, Jim lives with them for six years, trading the white man's ways for theirs. He is quite content, until he receives a letter from his brother. His parents have both died, and Jim's siblings are planning to head west in order to stake out some land. They want Jim to help them make the perilous journey, as well as stay with them since he is the only one old enough to lay claim to land. While the journey won't be easy, difficulty is added by the fact that Jim must work to win back their trust. 247 pgs.

  • Item #: 029103
    ISBN: 9780064403337
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    Amanda Freebold's father sails to the new colony of Jamestown, hoping to make a life there for his family. Amanda and her two siblings stay behind with their mother and work hard for Mistress Trippett to make ends meet in the meantime. After three years, the Freebold children's mother dies and they are left alone. Amanda makes the hard decision to cross the ocean and join their father in the new world, and the children start the long, hard journey with only a brass lion that their father left to guard them.

  • Item #: 013506
    ISBN: 9780870045110
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      “They branded the land [beyond Missouri], ‘The Great American Desert,’ and forgot it.” This is what many of the contemporary frontiersmen, the generation living in the Missouri Valley, thought of the land to the west in the early 1800’s. But this line of thought changed in the Winter of 1842. Driven by economic despair, widespread illness, and incurable restlessness, 5,000 Missouri settlers decided to leave. The trip across the American West was fraught with mortal dangers, including uncharted land, vicious climates, unpredictable Indians, and inexperienced companions. As well-known editor, Horace Greeley, stated when he heard of the plan, “This migration… to Oregon wears an aspect of insanity.” However, the group had one quality working in their favor: an unshakable dream.

      This book tells the fascinating story of the thousands of everyday men, women, and children who departed from Missouri to find a better life in Oregon. Beginning with the background of the trip, brief excerpts of some of the more notable travelers, and the planning stage, the majority of the text is divided into short chapters, each covering a week of the journey. The primary focus of the book is informational: each chapter of the eventful narrative is littered with historical quotes, journals, and other rich primary sources which bring the event to life. This contemporary focus serves to thoroughly enrich the read and provide excellent historical context. Containing a wealth of fascinating history in a digestible format, this superb look at the beginning of the Westward Expansion is valuable as both an individual read and a high-school U.S. History supplement. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 010601
    ISBN: 9781931397582
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    Revised and updated by Geography Matters, Geography Through Art combines Sharon Jeffus' artistic vision with author Jamie Aramini's writing talents. While retaining the "heart" of Teaching Geography Through Art, the revision features a snazzier, easier-to-use layout, crisper type and graphics, and many additional "extras". Instructions at the beginning of the book explain the icons and new features found throughout the book, offer instructions on keeping a geography notebook, and include art tips, techniques, teaching tips and a list of basic art materials you'll use most frequently. The book is divided by continent, with a short "world" section at the very beginning. A map, continent summary and list of facts begins each chapter, detailing basic geographical information for the continent. Then, a variety of art information and projects are provided for several major countries in the continent. As Sharon Jeffus believes in hands-on learning, so a wide variety of projects relating to that continent using many different art media are suggested. Subject matter for each continent includes architecture, animals, works of art, and cultural artifacts. With each project, you'll be learning fascinating information about the culture, and enjoy photographs, drawings, and details about artistic techniques. The instructions for each project are broken down step by step, and each project also includes a list of materials needed. Also helpful are the icons throughout the book which denote the difficulty level of projects, indicate if there is a related website available for the project (links can be found on Geography Matters' website), or denote that recipes for that country can be found in Eat Your Way Around the World, if you'd like to extend your studies to the kitchen. Additionally, you may enjoy the "Quicksketches" where students can practice their sketching on a culturally-relevant subject, the profiles of famous artists or works of art, and the "Culture Connection" notes, which draw comparisons between different cultures. If you like an artistic approach to geography, or a cultural approach to art, this book's for you!

  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
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    In reference to telling a successful joke or story you often hear, "It's all in the presentation," meaning that people will be interested or enjoy these things if the person telling them is an interesting, good storyteller. That saying captures the Artner's view of teaching and learning American history - children will enjoy history if it is presented to them in an interesting way. The basis of this guide is that learning American history is both more effectively and enjoyably done through reading children's history books rather than a history text. Although simple, this is a somewhat unique idea in many classrooms today. Many parents occasionally supplement with historical readers, either nonfiction or fiction, but few discard the history text and rely on these valuable resources completely. However, as the Artner family sees it, this is by far the best way to engage children in the history of our country. Through reading well-written, factual stories of the times and people of our nation as opposed to a dull textbook, children will truly enjoy history and have a better knowledge of our country's past. To this end, they have created this helpful guide to share their extensive knowledge of great children's history books. Divided into eight historical periods, units cover exploration and settlement (c. 1000-1775), the Colonial period (1607-1775), the War of Independence and the new government (1775-1789), national development and westward expansion (1790-1877), Civil War and reconstruction (1861-1877), Industrial Revolution and the rise of American world leadership (1878-1918), boom, depression and World War II (1919-1945), and the American century (1946-present). For each unit, parents are provided with a basic facts sheet to briefly introduce the era. This sheet includes important chronological dates and events of that time; notable people, places, and topics for reading; inventions and innovations of the time; important documents; and famous phrases. The Artner's also strongly suggest using Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework in conjunction with this text, citing page numbers of that book to read in introduction to each era and referencing history activity ideas from the same. The second teacher page for each unit holds history topics which should be covered according to E.D. Hirsch's books, What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, as well as ideas for optional fun activities relating to the topics read about. The last portion of each unit contains the reading list. Here you will find the titles and authors of what the Artner's believe to be the best children's history books. These books are divided by in print or easily found, out of print, autobiographies, advanced reading, historical fiction, and poetry, prose and song. The teacher's guide section at the front of the book offers information on selecting good history books and using this guide and provides a step-by-step schedule for teaching each unit. Helpful tips for finding any out-of-print treasures are shared at the back of the book. America has a naturally interesting story - don't squelch it with a boring retelling! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 000277
    ISBN: 9780745920986
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    This simple 40+ page book is written at a middle elementary school level, but it provides useful background information for children and adults alike about how we received God's word in its present form. Full-color illustrations, brief historical time lines, and several activities add to the interest. Short biographical sketches are also provided on people instrumental in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Everyone will learn something from this gem.

  • Item #: 000695
    ISBN: 9780966372243
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    What’s your favorite school subject?  Geography?  Well, um, er...no.  That attitude could change with this guide, brainchild of Maggie Hogan (co-author of Hands-on Geography) and Cindy Wiggers (of Geography Matters).  This curriculum is designed to incorporate geography with other school subjects so that it will be relevant and memorable, not isolated and disjointed.  First, the authors impart enthusiasm for the subject matter, give the teacher a geography refresher course, and then provide practical, interesting, even (dare I say it) fun ways to intertwine geography with other subjects.  Included are teaching tips, geography basics, lesson plans, reproducible activity pages and outline maps, a timeline with 300+ figures, all in a convenient digital PDF format, accessible with the serial number found on the inside back cover of the book.  Chapter 7 includes a unit study for Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, so you will need a copy of that book as well. As protection for the overachieving teacher, a scope and sequence limits the amount of activities to be used in any one year. Please note that all printables are included online as downloadable PDFs, making the the book itself much smaller. All forms, resources and consumables that are available as PDFs are noted as such in the margins of the book. Just register the serial number inside the back cover and you will receive a link to download the PDFs. With so many tips, activity suggestions, lesson plans and more for grades K-12, this is a well-designed and helpful product.

  • Item #: 014522
    ISBN: 9781885593313
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    A fun alternative to dry state studies, Kids Learn America! provides an absorbing mix of interesting text and an abundance of educational activities. Different sections cover different historical aspects. For example, in "Map Talk" children learn about reading maps and atlases. In "Pack Your Bags" each state comes alive as they "travel" through and learn about it. In "Whether or Not" they'll find information on weather, climates, seasons, and nature. And so on. Covering the past and present, common and unusual, famous people and places, and not-so-famous people and places, this is a complete and enjoyable way to study the states.

  • Item #: 048713
    ISBN: 9781931397629
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    Examines key events in U.S. history (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and Westward Expansion) and notable American heroes. 6 units include: Growing Pains, Freedom Decided, Nation Building, House Divided, Unity Restored and Sea to Shining Sea.

  • Item #: 001386
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    In this study guide, each chapter in the book gets a two-page spread, which includes an Introduction, Objectives, Continuing Themes, a list of Key Words and Concepts, a list of Key People and Places, Questions for Discussion (no answers), and Thoughts to Ponder.

  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 049603
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

  • Item #: 001637
    ISBN: 9780895260475
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  • Item #: 049601
    ISBN: 9781893103580
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    This recently revised one-year study guide covers more recent U.S. History - from the 1850s through the 2000s. It utilizes some of the best literature available to effectively study the Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrial Revolution, Turn of the Century, WWI, Communism, Socialism, Nazism, WWII, Korean War, Cold War, China's Cultural Revolution, Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, modern technology and the War on Terror. Rea Berg and Jonathan Crabtree's study notes and lesson plans lead students through the resources, challenging them with discussion questions, vocabulary, writing assignments, web links and activities throughout. Reading, writing, and research combine to form a very interesting and in-depth look at an often-neglected part of U.S. history. Books used in the study are listed below.

  • Item #: 001429
    ISBN: 9780440412427
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    One day Soft Rain's teacher shares some sad news with the class - there will be no more school. The teacher explains about the treaty signed with the white people which says that the Cherokee must leave their land and go to the land set apart for them in the West. Those who do not go on their own will be forced from their homes. Soft Rain is angry and doesn't understand. This story tells the tale of the hardships she and her people endured on the long, dangerous journey. 115 pgs.

  • Item #: 018477
    ISBN: 9780195188882
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  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049270
    ISBN: 9781931397698
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    Emphasis is on inventors and scientists who have contributed to our progress as a nation. The six units include: Great Leaps, Making Connections, Perseverance Pays Off, Cultivating Greatness, Success Takes Flight and Reach for the Stars.

  • Item #: 012600
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    In this study guide, each chapter in the book gets a two-page spread, which includes an Introduction, Objectives, Continuing Themes, a list of Key Words and Concepts, a list of Key People and Places, Questions for Discussion (no answers), and Thoughts to Ponder.

  • Item #: 004117
    ISBN: 9780976291848
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    If you've been a little overwhelmed with the blank spaces in the History Portfolios - or just want some idea of what to include, these guides provide the answer. Each Guide provides detailed suggestions for each and every image and text box in its corresponding Portfolio. Even though the Portfolios provide general suggestions, these Teacher's Guides eliminate the need to preplan every page that was necessary before. The material can be used "as is" by coloring, cutting, and pasting or it can become a springboard and source of ideas. All images are original - rendered from photographs and artifacts - and can be reproduced for family use. With the use of these Teacher's Guides, the History Portfolios can function as the framework for a complete course of study. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 008051
    ISBN: 9780199767328
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  • Item #: 006269
    ISBN: 9780195188820
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  • Item #: 028537
    ISBN: 9780838862667
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  • Item #: 043296
    ISBN: 9781932096460
    Retail: $26.99
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    Wow, this book provides tons of open-ended activities and forms that are great for supplementing any geography study and target a variety of ages, abilities, and learning styles. Reproducible maps and worksheets are provided for all the continents and countries (many of the countries are lumped together in regional maps), including a few entire world maps and worksheets. Arranged by continent, each continental section begins with a political and physical map of the continent, along with worksheets designed to give students an overview of the continent and guide them in mapping geographical and political features of that area. Then, regional maps and country-specific worksheets are included that prompt students to research and map features like the capital, current population, major religions, climate, major resources, bordering nations, and so much more. The worksheets for most countries are fairly identical, so students will be researching the same types of information for each country. The information itself is not included in the book, so students will need a reference like an atlas, encyclopedia, or the Internet to complete the worksheets and mapping. Over fifty maps are included in all, which cover the whole world and identify mountains, rivers, and lakes with hand-drawn illustrations, but do not label the features. Additional mapping activity ideas, vocabulary lists, and teaching ideas for using the worksheets are also included in the book. With maps to label and informative worksheets to complete for every country, this useful, completely reproducible book is a perfect supplement to any geography study. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 063623
    ISBN: 9781893103573
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    Covering the tumultuous Civil War through modern times (2009), this vibrantly illustrated guide from Beautiful Feet once again provides homeschool families with an inspiring and challenging historical perspective through quality living books. Designed for 3-4 lessons per week, this guide (with answer key) introduces children to the famous men and women who significantly impacted our world: the Wright brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Sergeant York, Jackie Robinson and many others.