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  • Item #: 002518
    ISBN: 9781888717174
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    ISBN: 9781888717181
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    ISBN: 9781888717198
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    ISBN: 9781887159593
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  • Item #: 022318
    ISBN: 9781463549152
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    If you can gather some household supplies, make a weekly trip to the library and delve into this book, you will not only have the makings of an exciting, hands-on science program, but I bet you'll have some very enthusiastic young scientists on your hands too! Easy-to-read and easy to use, this guide is packed with loosely-scripted teaching suggestions and relevant hands-on activities for children ages 4-13. The guide contains 20 topical chapters; ten for children 4-7 and ten for children 8-13. For ages 4-7 chapters include: the senses, human body, dinosaurs, animals, insects/bugs, magnets, stars and planets, health, plants, and animal ecology. Chapter topics for ages 8-13 are: insects, microscopes and invisible creatures, atoms and molecules, matter, chemistry, weather, force and motion, simple machines, light and color and plants. Each chapter begins with a list of materials needed, which are predominantly common household items and food items. The rest of the chapter walks you through the activities – and these are not your typical "stick a piece of celery into a glass of colored water" type activities, but lively, effective activities that will likely seem almost like play - especially to younger students. For instance, in the chapter on insects for 4-7 year-olds, you'll go on a "small creatures activity hunt" looking for insect homes, make a spider web out of string, pretend to be young spiders "ballooning" into the breeze, make a spider snack, make straw proboscises and use them like a butterfly, burst out of a toilet-paper "cocoon" like a caterpillar, make butterfly print paintings, do a bee "dance," locate a trail of ants outdoors, experiment with sow bugs' lighting preferences and more. Occasionally, activities will reference a specific book to read, a DVD (like a Magic School Bus video) or a specific kit to do (if you do these activities, you'll need to plan in advance to have these things on hand). For comparison, here are a few of the activities you'll do in the insects chapter for older students: learn about animal classification and coming up with a mnemonic device to remember the classification groups, demonstrate how an insect molts by inflating a balloon inside a paper bag, draw the butterfly life cycle, keep mealworms and crickets to observe metamorphosis, draw and label the parts of a cricket, play some outdoor games to practice insect communication methods, investigate insect camouflage by scattering colored toothpicks in the grass and more. The chapters for 8-13 year-olds also each include a 10-question multiple-choice test at the end (answers are found at the end of the book). It's designed simply, with no extra fluff - teaching text or explanations are in regular text and activity instructions in italic font. Occasional black-and-white diagrams and illustrations aren't fancy but provide useful examples. All in all, it's a practical, user-friendly science resource that could be used as the basis for a science program or as an activity resource. 201 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 004870
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    Historical significance and present contributions of the river, as an ecosystem, character study. (1-2 weeks)

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  • Item #: 000148
    ISBN: 9781427620743
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    An excellent unit to get children acquainted with a microscope - how to use it, and actual investigations with it. The World of the Microscope or the Complete Book of the Microscope (both by Usborne - see index) are highly recommended as basal resource books. Other resource books (list provided) should be obtained and available for reference. The unit requires a minimum of 42-48 days to complete. Activities look extremely interesting and the accompanying lab sheets are excellent - very thoughtfully constructed. Labs begin with the set up, use and clean up of the microscope. The next several labs teach children to make wet mounts, dry mounts, permanent mounts, and well mounts. Successive labs are spent using these skills to study a variety of things under the microscopic, from fibers to insect parts, with cells, plant parts, and simple cell animals in between. The book also contains vocabulary words, science supplier addresses and phone numbers, answers, and additional helpful tips about microscopes. Just looking through the unit makes me enthusiastic about using it - it looks like the best kind of learning - interesting and fun. I would guess that most children would thoroughly enjoy this adventure with a microscope - gaining invaluable skills for higher level science courses in the process. Children in the elementary grades would need some parental support to accomplish the study; older children could use it independently. Look into this one! 92 pages, paperback.
  • Item #: 005278
    ISBN: 9781587763717
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    The Middle Ages is a great unit study of this time period that could really get creative kids interested - even if they don't like history! The guide starts with Charlemagne, and ends with the Renaissance. Text is included that gives an overview of the times, covering the feudal system, castles, knighthood, the church, cathedrals, the Crusades, growth of towns, guilds, and the weakening of the feudal system. Since the sections are pretty concise, outside reading would be encouraged, especially for older students. After each section of text comes a variety of activities such as: design a tapestry; learn and label the parts of a suit of armor; decorate your own coat of arms; do some writing. A list of suggested reading is found at the back of the 88-page book, and the book is reproducible for classroom or family use only. With all this in a history study, they won't get bored! - Jessica

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  • Item #: 062856
    ISBN: 9781511567688
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  • Item #: 044606
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  • Item #: 004753
    ISBN: 9781427647047
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    The equivalent of a one-semester credit in horticulture. Along with lesson plans, FunSheets™ and Kym's Konstruction Kit, this study includes:

    - Getting to know the tools:

    - Bases & containers; buying & making

    - Materials: fresh, manmade, dried

    - Gadgets

    - Successful Techniques

    - Design & Inspiration

    - Seasonal Arrangements

    - Stationery & Stationary arrangements

    - Drying & preserving

    - Critiquing for betterment

    - Marketing Plan, pricing, contacts,

    - Advertising, booths & shows

  • Item #: 044609
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  • Item #: 029492
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    This 52-week unit study planner/record keeper is laid out in a easy-to-use format with the intent that you should be able to plan and reference your unit study plans at a glance, in a handy two-page spread format. The left-hand page contains a four-subject weekly assignment calendar at the top of the page and a nice lengthy list for books and videos used during that week at the bottom of the page. The right-hand page features a day-by-day activity chart that can be referenced in the subject grid at the bottom, the lesson title in the upper-right-hand corner, a 30-item spelling and vocabulary list, space for featured timeline characters, and an area for notes. Yup, and all this on two facing pages. The spiral-bound plan book contains 52 of these two-page spreads, as well as a blank curriculum planning grid at the very beginning.

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  • Item #: 041951
    ISBN: 9781937142421
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    It's important for students to understand the election process here in America. This unit study covers the history of elections, the basic structure of representative government, voting, the election process, campaigning, presidents and their families, and American politics and elections at the federal, state, and local levels. It also covers how you can get involved in the process personally.

  • Item #: 046306
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    Includes the first three volumes of Five in a Row and the Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement in one large, volume.

  • Item #: 054430
    ISBN: 9781578335695
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  • Item #: 017707
    ISBN: 9780984204120
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    Sometimes you just need to take a break from the regular curriculum to do something special - this easy-to-use unit study CD gives you the resources you need to do just that. Each holiday will take anywhere from one to three days to complete, depending on how much of the activities you want to complete. You can do all of the holidays as one larger unit study, or do each holiday as they arrive on the calendar year – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Passover, Easter, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other not-so common holidays. Over 30 projects, games, and recipes along with interesting links will help you learn things you never knew before. Textual information is provided for each holiday along with instructions and patterns for projects. This CD-ROM is both Windows and Macintosh compatible and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Item #: 004754
    ISBN: 9781427620729
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    Now you don't have to be an expert to help your budding photographer get the most out of his camera! In her typical thorough and organized style, Kym Wright (author of the Birds, Botany, and Microscope Adventures units - see Science section) has provided just the thing. This course doesn't delve too deeply into the technical aspects of cameras or film developing, but focuses more on the art of photography. Students will need to have a camera and be familiar with its basic operation and features before beginning the unit. They will also need film, a 3-ring notebook for creating their coursework book, and a few other materials (all listed right up front for easy planning). Topics included in the study are: Camera Types; Camera Parts; Digital Cameras; Lenses; Film; Composition; Lighting; Point of View and Angles; Photographing People; Landscape Pictures; Patterns and Waterfront; Metropolitan Areas; Action Shots; Photographing Animals; Special Effects; Displaying Your Pictures; Using the Skill; Clubs, Organizations, Contests. Each topic is broken into one or several lessons. Kym's Konstruction Kit supplies you with daily lesson plans for these, but leaves you the flexibility of changing or rearranging as you see fit. Several of the lessons include direction to read about a particular topic. For these, Kym has supplied a book list in the back, but you'll have to make a trip to the library and make sure you have reference books that address these topics on hand when you need them. 80 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 031794
    ISBN: 9781628630916
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    This unit study takes the hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach of Galloping the Globe and applies it to U.S. geography. This course is intended to teach students about the fifty states and the District of Columbia through six different subject areas and a couple of informational paragraphs. Each subject has a very state-specific application: geography – physical and topical forms located in the state; science – state trees, birds, flowers, rocks/minerals, and many other science related topics that are important to each state; language arts – based on the preamble for each state's constitution; history/biography – historical figures, leaders, authors, artists, and others connected to the state; literature – set in the states, written by an author from the state, or relating to some other aspect of the state; and Bible – using the motto for each state to help in character development. There are also mapping activities and hands-on projects for each state, as well as internet resources that may be useful. A CD-ROM accompanies the book, including over 150 reproducible outline maps, word searches, crossword puzzles, and other puzzles and activities to be used throughout the study. The appendix of the book also contains reproducible forms for character traits (character study and development being an important aspect of this course), state symbols, state science charts, order of statehood, state report, recipes for making maps, biography report, animal report, geography dictionary, state flag pledges, state notebook, and travel & tourism information. As far as teaching tips, the first section contains overviews and tips on each of the subject areas, suggestions for the general activities, website resources, a more detailed language arts guide, teacher preparation points, and ideas for adapting the course for use by older students. Cantering the Country can be adapted to take anywhere from 1 to 3 years. 255 pgs, pb. ~ Zach