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  • Item #: 009840
    ISBN: 9781434709585
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    The Textbook, subtitled A Survey of Competing Worldviews, is the cornerstone of the academic content of the course. Extensive endnotes follow each chapter, and both a Glossary and Index are provided.

  • Item #: 009838
    ISBN: 9780936163055
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      The Teacher Manual presents detailed lessons. A variety of course schedules (what occurs each day and when assignments are due) are available on the CD-ROM, although the standard schedule assumes 5 days per week for 36 weeks. Alternatives include one through four days for 36 weeks and one through five days for 18 weeks. The unit lessons include learning objectives, schedule of textbook readings, discussion questions, readings (primary source materials), reading discussion questions, quizzes, activities, video presentations, video discussion questions, quizzes, writing assignments, and tests. Talking points for the discussion questions and filled-in versions of the video outlines are included. Student copies (printable PDFs) of quizzes and tests are provided on the CD-ROM which accompanies the Teacher Manual.

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     The Student Manual provides reading, video, and essay discussion questions along with the space needed for notes/essay answers. Primary Source readings as well as a fill-in-the-blank outline for each video presentation are likewise provided.

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    ISBN: 9780891077688
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    The apostle Paul was an effective evangelist in the first century because he was able to understand how people of a different culture thought about the important issues of life, then helped them connect their beliefs to the truth of God. For the church to be successful today, we need the same skill. You would think this should be easy, since we live in our own culture, but author Gene Edward Veith, Jr. believes some of us have missed the transition from modernism to postmodernism. Modernism was marked by a belief in scientific rationalism, humanism, and bias against the past. Postmodernism maintains that there is no absolute truth, that all truth is relative. While a modernist might believe that Christianity is not true because of some perceived scientific or historical conflict, a postmodernist believes that Christianity is not true because it cannot be the only truth or the absolute truth, and is therefore dismissed because it is intolerant.

    This is the overview. Veith, a regular contributor to World Magazine, delves into details in four major areas: thought, art (including architecture, television, movies, and literature), society (family, government, and daily life), and religion. I generally avoid philosophy-type books because they are often difficult to understand, but this book is very readable and gives specific examples, an important step in helping me grasp ethereal concepts. Well worth reading to get a handle on what passes for thinking in our times. 256 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 037270
    ISBN: 9781589971295
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    Lisa Whelchel, homeschool mom and radio and television personality, understands the importance of taking care of mom. Moms do for everyone, and they often times suffer burn out as a result. This book gives easy-to-follow suggestions on how to build your own MomTime group. The book is divided into 3 sections. The first section tells you how to start your group. There are 4 key elements of a MomTime meeting: friends, food, faith and fun. Suggestions are included on how to organize all four components. She even offers topics for the faith portion of your meeting. The second section of the book holds 12 weeks of conversation prompts for use with the group. The third (and very important) section is full of recipes. There are 12 weeks of recipe and menu ideas to use at your MomTime meetings. Another fun part of your meeting comes from playing games, and a list of game suggestions is included at the back of the book. The author likens MomTime to "a play group for moms." This is a 60-page hardcover book which includes a DVD hosted by Lisa Whelchel. You'll join Lisa as she invites you into her home and introduces you to the four main ingredients of successful MomTime. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
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    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler's Omnibus to "zoom in" on certain historical periods. She says this book will "give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

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      Help your children organize their day! Designed by a father of an autistic child, this visual tool complements the Time Timer® to help children grasp the concept of time and time management. Containing 70 magnetic images that include 35 Time Timer® clocks representing various predetermined time intervals and 35 actions and activities, this flexible daily planner will help children “see” how much time to spend on each task. The premise is simple. Prior to setting the timer on your Time Timer®, select up to 5 activities to be completed within a set time period. Place the magnets on the included magnetic door hanger. Next to the activity, place the magnet that displays the time you want the child to spend on this task. Set the Time Timer ®for the full time for all activities and allow your child to divide his time spent on activities following the scheduled time blocks on the door hanger. The beautiful thing about this: children of all ages and abilities will feel more in control of their hour/day as they self-monitor time spend on various tasks throughout their day.

      Magnetic Pictographs included are Time Timer® Clocks set for 5-60 minutes (in 5 minute increments) and 3 blank clocks (and red marker) to create your own set time. Specifically, there are 3 pictograms each for the 5, 10, 45 and 60 minutes; 5 each pictograms for 15, 20 and 30 minutes; and 1 each of 25, 35, 40, 50, and 55 minutes. Activity pictograms include brush teeth, car, computer time, do homework, eat, go to toilet, play alone, play outside, put away toys, put away clothes, reading, sleep, take a bath, and turn off light plus many other common tasks. Magnetic Pictograms measure 1.5x1.5” and double sided door hanger measures approximately 3 3/8x11 3/8”. Instructions included. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036820
    ISBN: 9781449035709
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    Think of this as a patriotic trainer. Oh, you could give it to your child to read on his own, but the real value of this book would be in its use as a discussion tool for your entire family. Here are 52 short readings, typically less than 4 pages each, that highlight the fundamentals of the US government, including the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The readings include a mixture of excerpts, song lyrics, quotes from Founders, poems, and comments from author Steve Brezenski. Those ever important topics of civics, responsibility, patriotism, governmental power, freedom, and citizenship (to name but a few) are introduced with an eye towards developing a greater understanding of our individual and corporate responsibilities. 147 pgs, pb. – Zach

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    Intended for ages 3-5, this contains full-color pictures of Bible events that non-reading students can understand and place in order.

  • Item #: 068752
    ISBN: 9781880226353
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     The author encourages those from a Messianic Jewish background to understand and celebrate the Biblical holy days. Beginning with the Sabbath, Barney Kasdan provides a specific plan for how any family or congregation can celebrate the meaning and significance of 9 Hebrew Feasts and Holy Days, including Sabbath, Passover, Purim, etc. Recommendations include specific prayers, songs, and activities (complete with kosher food recipes) that Messianic followers can incorporate into their worship celebrations. 140 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 026217
    ISBN: 9780794508531
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    Even though there are lots of mysteries left about how the brain works, scientists have discovered a lot about this amazing part of the body. In a friendly and entertaining way, this book gives a very good overview of the brain, including the anatomy of the brain, components of the brain, how the brain develops over time, intelligence, eyesight, memory, mental illness, drugs that effect the brain, animal brains compared to humans, computers compared to humans, how the brain functions, the history of how we came to know about the brain, and more. It really is a good overview, with a solid amount of information given on each page. This is accomplished by using full-color, cartoony illustrations, speech and thought bubbles, information boxes, fact-filled captions, and short paragraphs that get right to the point. The illustrations and speech bubbles add a lot of humor to the book, so students will enjoy perusing it just for fun. It's also good because it gives you some great examples of how the brain works by providing real-life examples students can relate to that deal with the brain, and even a few puzzles to solve that will require the use of brain power. Like many Usborne books, this one includes quicklinks, which are recommended website links that explain more about a specific topic, give examples, or provide a fun activity dealing with the topic. Even without the links, this book is full of fascinating and fun-to-read information about the brain. By Rebecca Treays, 32 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 012643
    ISBN: 9780687048915
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    This book is full of original illustrations and re-enacted photographs from New Testament times. Maps and photographs, as well as detailed information on the archaeological finds of the past half-century, show what life was like at the time of Jesus. Everything from buildings, to jobs, to food, to education is addressed, and readers will see clearly the everyday life of people in Jesus' time. Understanding the way people lived in that time will further enhance the biblical stories of Jesus. 104 pgs. - Rachel S

  • Item #: 055258
    ISBN: 9780195311976
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    A timely reminder for students and adults on what it means to be a citizen living in a democracy. Definitions like common good, popular sovereignty, liberalism, federalism and many others explain the original purpose of such terms and how they apply to modern times. While concise, the explanations are more thorough than you would expect from a pocket guide. The print is quite small, but so is the book at 3.25"x 6." Add this to any US History or Government course or give it as a graduation gift. 103pp, pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 004267
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    This hefty high school curriculum, newly revised in 2016, was designed to train girls to become godly women, based on Proverbs 31:10-31. The goal of the curriculum is to help Christian girls develop their skills and abilities for optimal service to the Lord within the family setting: a preparation for all the duties of an adult life. The guide's beginning elaborates on the program's philosophies and then discusses four learning styles as well as the Six R's of education (adds Research, Responsibility and Righteousness to the traditional three). The author assumes that students have a good basic mastery of Math and English grammar, as well as a good reading ability. In addition, these courses are written for mature young people., there are reproducible forms for planning and record keeping. (It is highly recommended that your daughter plan or at least help to plan her own lessons.) The forms included are a Goal Planning Checklist, High-School report Card, Lesson Planning Sheet, and a High School Cumulative Record Card. (This sheet will become the high school transcript for any student wishing to proceed on to college.) The curriculum guide is broken up into 20 different units (10 in Volume 1 and 10 in Volume 2). Each unit focuses on a different verse or verse group from Proverbs 31. Then, this unit is broken down into thematic mini units. Subjects covered are Bible and Christian Character, Cultural Studies, Reading and Literature, Composition, Math and Personal Finance, Science, Health and Physical Fitness, Practical Arts, and Decorative and Performing Arts. In each subject area within a unit, this curriculum guide gives a list of lessons for girls to choose from and complete. Since activities are provided for the four learning styles, there are more activities in the guide than can be completed in 4 years. The materials are written directly to the students, as they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. Each lesson assigns suggested point value (largely based on Carnegie units), so when an activity is completed you can easily total the points and convert them into High School credits. The guide also provides detailed instructions about how best to use the program, lists essential materials for the course, and recommends supplementary courses. Essential materials for the course are a Bible, concordance, dictionary, encyclopedia, hymnbooks, an English grammar book, and a writing style book). The list of strongly suggested materials is more extensive. Far Above Rubies was created to stand on its own, although the lessons call for reading and using a number of other books, such as Writer's Inc., the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Understanding the Times, and more. At the end of each volume, there is an updated, detailed list of recommended resources (and corresponding Web locations for more information), many of which we also offer in our catalog. Also included for each volume are some cross-reference guides to help you locate specific lessons based on chronology or theme and a "25 Ways to Have Fun with Book Reports" chart. Please note that although the guide self-proclaims that it is not necessarily against college and career goals for young ladies, they admit that this is not the primary aim of this guide. Consequently, if your daughter plans on attending college or becoming a career woman, you will need to supplement her curriculum with some college-preparatory math and science (specific suggestions are offered). However, this curriculum does still provide the college-bound with a well-rounded base, and it also offers a number of business and vocational skills. Help prepare your daughters using the model provided in Proverbs 31. Includes Beautiful Girlhood Audiobook and 7 bonus e-books: Friendship, Friendship Notebook pages, Girls in Bookland, Nest in the Honeysuckles, The Merchant Maiden, The Basket of Flowers, and The Value of a Praying Mom. The curriculum is only available in PDF format on CD-ROM. Requires Adobe Reader, a free download. Revised edition, 2016. Win/Mac ~ Rachel/Ruth.

  • Item #: 052139
    ISBN: 9780830747511
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    It's nearly impossible to ignore the Middle East these days, between the unending violence and unrest and the Western world's dependence on the region for oil. But who's right? Israelis? Palestinians? Arabs? In Mirage of Peace, author David Aikman clearly shows that it's not that simple. For more than 2000 years Jerusalem and the surrounding area has been a huge part of world affairs, and it will certainly remain that way for a long time. Aikman systematically examines the different powers and nations in the Middle East, their histories, and how they affect the political and religious landscape we see there today. In addition, he also reveals how God is at work in the region. If you want to objectively understand the complexities of the situation in the Middle East, you'll find this to be a valuable resource. Appendices are included on U.N. resolutions, the Palestinian National Charter, and the Charter of Hamas. 285 pgs., pb – Chad

  • Item #: 064770
    ISBN: 9780984601103
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      A framework for understanding western literature and culture. In explaining why we should read the “classic” literature of our culture, it’s many times been said that that literature represents an ongoing conversation – The Great Conversation. By reading, understanding, and then writing we enter that conversation of the ages. The author of this book, Robin Finley (author of Analytical Grammar), taught language arts to 8th graders for over 30 years and contends that the conversation is actually more of an argument with two main contenders – those who believe that God is in charge and those who believe that man is in charge. She traces western civilization/culture through history, illustrating how literature and historical events are intertwined. To understand literature, one needs to be acquainted with the historical framework and understand the underlying argument. A fascinating and helpful book. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter. Read aloud as a family. Provide lots of time for discussion. 286 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 068491
    ISBN: 9781543012774
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     Here is a unique blend of devotional, Bible reading plan and coloring book. Subtitled, Read the New Testament in 90 Days, you’ll find a daily reading plan for reading three chapters of the New Testament each day. Using this reading plan (or a plan of your choice), this devotional provides space to respond to your reading. For each of the 90 days, a two-page spread provides daily devotionals direction. On the left page, a key verse directs your thoughts. A half page is provided for recording a verse that “touched my heart.” On the right, record how God spoke: a promise, a warning, a command, an encouragement or wisdom to understand. Then, end the devotional time with a prayer, the day’s focus and plans. Each page has small, detailed drawings to color. As you color, meditate and pray on the day’s passage. Periodically, pages are placed to record four ways to bless, four ways to praise God, etc. A simple, beautiful way to be daily in the Word. 6.25x7.25”, 220 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 055360
    ISBN: 9781433531620
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    The Bible is complex. There are numerous styles and layers of meaning. There is prose and prophecy, as well as plain, emphatic, compelling text. Reading the Bible is an important part of every Christian's life – and this book gives you an effective foundation for your readings. You will be introduced to the theology of the testaments, to the genres used throughout the Bible, to the history and world of the New Testament, and to the time between testaments. These essays, charts, and timelines will help you see the Bible in context, and will empower you to more effective reading of the Scripture. Great for high school and adult level Bible studies. 159 pgs, pb. – Zach

  • Item #: 018793
    ISBN: 9781556528040
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    If there is one supplementary reference you'll want to have on your shelf when studying American history at the upper level, this is it. This incredible resource contains the text of over 70 original documents spanning 300 years of U.S. History. The documents are divided into eight chapters, including Colonial times, the War for Independence, the young Republic, the pre-Civil War years, the Civil War, Reconstruction and expansion, World War I and II, and modern times (1945-2002). I appreciate the uncomplicated nature of the book. The author, realizing that there are entire books written about many of these documents, has kept simple. Each document is briefly introduced, usually along with a small but full-color reproduction of the document. The text of the document, or the portion that is the most poignant, is then provided in a shaded box. Although some spellings have been modernized for ease in reading, the words themselves have been preserved. After the documents, a short "What They Were Saying" section provides responses to the document from newspapers, speeches, politicians and other people from the time the document was written. These fascinating entries provide us just a little bit of a peek into the window of time to understand the context of the document and the effect that it had on Americans. With such "biggies" contained here such as the Mayflower Compact, the Stamp Act, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, the Dred Scott Decision, the Constitution of the Confederate States, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Reconstruction Act, the Social Security Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the USA Patriot Act, this book will easily find a use with any U.S. history curriculum you may be using. 224 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 066108
    ISBN: 9780987873910
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      Math is used in every aspect of life and there is no exception for horse lovers. This workbook shows students how to apply math concepts to working with horses daily. Intended as a supplement for 4th or 5th grade, this workbook is full of real-world story problems that will invite the horse lover in your life to also love math.

      This isn’t a systematic presentation of math concepts. Sections are arranged per the horse information, not the math. For example, the first chapter is titled A Day in the Life and is about telling time (timelines) and doing time problems. The student is asked to draw hands on clocks to show specific times and math problems that ask the student how long an event might take or how long it took to complete a task. There is no instruction on how to do the problem; it is assumed that the student will already know this. A Trip to the Tack Store is about money. Horse Science and Stable Management and Sports include addition, multiplication, and measurement. Horse Facts and Math Games and Things to Make and Do, give horse lovers an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the book – work through a math maze, crack the race code, learn some horse history, make your own hay net, make your own fly fringe, make horse cookies, and more. Pages with math problems to work provide work space and answers are found at the back of the book.

      Level 1 is the first in a three-book series that is in progress right now. The book is 175 pages, and spiral bound, for ease of use. For more math activities, students can join the Horse Lovers Math Club at horseloversmath.com. Combine the real-world of horses with math application that is sure to please the horse lover in your family. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045430
    ISBN: 9781877775024
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    As if the controversy between creation and evolution weren't enough, we also have the debate between creationists about the age of the earth. You are probably wondering, "Who is Hugh Ross?" He is a leading proponent in the Progressive Creationist movement, which is a group who believes that the earth is billions of years old and began with a Big Bang, yet God created. Many of the claims made by Hugh Ross in his book "Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy" published in 1994 are believed to be full of errors.

    The goal of this book is to document those errors and give explanation as to why they are wrong and support for evidence which goes against Mr. Ross's statements. It is believed by the authors of this book that Mr. Ross is leading people down a dangerous path that may eventually lead to a loss of faith in the Bible. This book begins by offering a summary of the key points of Mr. Ross's original book, and then each chapter states his claim and the evidence these authors offer against it. 47 different claims are addressed – 1)Young earth creationists are divisive, 2)The events of the 6th day prove that it must have been longer than a normal day, 3) The early church fathers supported long creation days – just to name a few.

    You may be wondering why a book like this might be helpful if you haven't read Hugh Ross's works. The bottom line is that the information in this book can be helpful to anyone who wants to better understand this controversy. Key points are made clearly in this book and will help you better understand what you believe about creation. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 017067
    ISBN: 9780486476865
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Set in the first century A.D. in Rome, this Henry Sienkiewicz novel tells the compelling love story of Marcus Vinicius, a young Roman officer, and Lygia, a captive Christian. Throughout the novel we see two vastly different sides of Rome – the life of Roman aristocracy and that of Christians. Marcus has grown up a pagan and lived his life on the side of Roman aristocracy; his uncle, Petronius, is one of Nero's confidants. Through these and other characters we see what Rome was like under Nero's rule, the power given an emperor, and the extravagances afforded the favored. Through Lygia, Marcus after his conversion to Christianity, and other characters, we view the appalling persecution of Christians and understand what it means to be a true follower of Christ. Available in two versions. The Gateway Movie Classics edition (014681) features a photo of the 1951 movie on the cover, plus an introduction by Max Schulz explaining the cultural impact of the book and the movie. The economical Dover edition (017067) is "no-frills."

  • Item #: 052976
    ISBN: 9781610660259
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    The Constitution is one of our country's most important documents, but that does not mean it is an easy read. The language of 1787 can be hard to interpret for students and adults. U.S. Constitution -- Graphic Adaptation looks like a comic book. It introduces kids to the people involved in the founding of our country. It covers how it was determined that states are represented in Washington D.C., then goes into the Presidency where it skips around from modern times to the past. While I was little confused by this, I think kids who are into comics would appreciate the non-linear approach. The point is to learn how the Constitution came to be, and if a graphic adaptation is what helps your student understand the material, then have a go and try this one. It may be just what your child needs. ~ Sara