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  • Item #: 064244
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     This two-sided dry erase map board features a white outline of the fifty states that is printed on a light blue background on one side, with the reverse side functioning as an ordinary whiteboard. The board is a nice size, and it is sturdy for use with young students. Use with a fine-tip dry erase marker for labeling states and capitals, or bring out the colors to mark geographical features such as mountains, rivers, or even notable landmarks such as the Grand Canyon or Mt. Rushmore. Measures 18” x 12”. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 041602
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     Suitable for use in classrooms or by home educators, this full-color magnetic U.S. map puzzle helps geography students to recognize the correct shape and location of each state. This hands-on resource contains 43 durable, magnetic puzzle pieces (most states have their own piece, while smaller states have been grouped together), along with a helpful outline map grid that shows the capital of each state. Most states hold a small icon of an object representative of that state, such as longhorn cattle and cowboy boots for Texas, and Mt. Rushmore on South Dakota. The puzzle can be assembled with or without the use of the included paper outline map sheet. An activity guide is included as well that contains a number of fun facts about the states. This resource is a nice hands-on geography supplement. Assembled puzzle measures approximately 13” high by 19” wide. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 012760
    ISBN: 9780762561308
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    Use this handy 8.5"x11" map to develop students' map skills. Each colorful, two-sided map is laminated for durability and write-on-/wipe-off convenience. The map is three-hole punched to fit into a student binder, and it also features time zones and a ruler measuring inches on the U.S. side and centimeters on the World side. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036088
    ISBN: 9781483813028
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  • Item #: 071231
    ISBN: 9781426328312
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     Students will learn a great deal about the United States as they read through this colorful non-consumable atlas, including key facts about each state and important statistics. Featuring more than 75 maps and 350 color photos of various state landmarks, this resource provides a wealth of information about the U.S. and even its territories. Special “fun fact” highlights and a comprehensive index also helps guide students into a deeper understanding of US geography and culture. This Atlas is nearly identical to the National Geographic Atlas item #35090, but with a slightly more economical cover. 9” x 12”, 175 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 067481
    ISBN: 9780486813790
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     Explore the United States through crosswords, mazes and puzzles! From Ft. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska to Old Faithful in Wyoming, children will have fun while learning as each page contains an overview of the area and the related activity. A sampling of activities includes: comparing 2 images of Mount Rushmore for differences; adding numbers together to find the correct path down from Kilauea Volcano; unscrambling words to find the letters that spell Hoover Dam’s original name and much more  -39 activities total! Includes solutions. Excellent supplement to your US Geography course or a fun vacation/car school learning activity. 46 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 066189
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  • Item #: 065368
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      Test your knowledge of U.S. geography with this fast paced, trivia game. The goal is simple - collect one state flag in each of the six colored regions by correctly answering geography questions. Be alert though! Your opponent(s) may play a challenge token to answer a question and steal one of your flags! The first player to collect the 6 different tokens and return to their starting state will be declared the winner. The multiple-choice questions are available in 2 levels - 3rd & 4th grade and 5th grade and up - players select a playing level before game start based on knowledge and confidence level.  2-4 players. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 058935
    ISBN: 9781481479608
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    Join Ben, Annie, and the rest of the family as they travel across the United States, starting in Massachusetts where the pilgrims landed and ending in the newest states, Alaska and Hawaii. Each page of this hardcover book by Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser is full of color drawings and fun tidbits about each state, many of which are told through Annie's letters to her grandmother and Ben's text messages to a friend. This clever presentation of our national treasures would be a great addition to elementary U.S. history, or just fun to peruse. p/b, 74 pgs. - Laura

  • Item #: 056204
    ISBN: 9780757866814
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    Research-based activities in an easy-to-use workbook, whether you have 1 student or a whole class. The author identifies 5 stages of new language acquisition to help you understand the process your student is going through. Exercises provide opportunities to practice oral language skills, and games offer a fun platform to review language and grammar. Each lesson begins with a list of vocabulary words to learn and practice. Then you have a scene incorporating the new words. The teacher is given several sample questions to ask to make the vocabulary meaningful to the student. Pages are reproducible. There are 8 units: land forms, family, world/US geography, technology, health/fitness, safety, animal adaptations/habitats, & plants. In the back are paper word cards to cut out and use in your lessons. This would be helpful to anyone working with a non-native speaker. Pb, 168pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047184
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    This workbook can be used as a stand alone study of US geography, or it can be used in conjunction with the book Fifty States Under God to further explore the geography of each state. Arranged in order of statehood, the study of each state is its own lesson, and discuses three key areas: land regions, borders and geographical features, and major cities. Extensive use is made of state maps in each of these areas to help illustrate these points and features. During each lesson on individual states, students are periodically referred back to an overall map of the US, so they definitely get lots of practice finding and placing states and locations across the country. Prior to beginning the lessons on the states, there are 3 lessons covering the geography of the US as a whole as well as a quiz on US geography and an introduction to geography from a Christian perspective. At various points throughout the course, there are 4 geography overview and testing sections, each one encompassing 3 lessons. The appendix contains extra copies of maps, the tests, and the answer keys. There are schedules included for completing the workbook as either a one-semester course or a one-year course, and there is also a page of suggestions for how to schedule this book with Fifty States Under God. The workbook is spiral-bound and softcover. – Zach

  • Item #: 041063
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    Make 3 different synthesizers – stutter, classic, and dub siren.

  • Item #: 036083
    ISBN: 9781483813011
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  • Item #: 031796
    ISBN: 9781931397353
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    The same CD-ROM as is included with the book Cantering the Country, this is packed with maps and games to complement any US geography program. There is a quality Geography Matters outline map of each state, along with two or three of the following: crosswords, word scrambles, puzzles, mazes, word searches, find the twin, and connect the dots. These games and activities explore various aspects of the states, including geographical features and interesting points of agriculture and industry. All of the 202 pages are ready to print, with print buttons right on the screen for convenience. All that is required to use this CD is Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher (included) on either a Windows or Mac computer. An inkjet or laser printer is recommended. Zach
  • 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 #: 011241
    ISBN: 9781615382156
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  • Item #: 011239
    ISBN: 9781615381838
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  • Item #: 011235
    ISBN: 9781615381159
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  • Item #: 009731
    ISBN: 9781938093142
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    A great addition to a unit on U.S. geography or states & capitals! Going on vacation, take this with you! Divided into four main regions, each page has a doodle prompt such as finishing the turkey after reading that Ben Franklin wanted it to be our national bird, drawing in the missing crack on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, drawing sailors on the deck of a ship at the naval academy in Maryland, etc. Doodle your way from coast to coast with over 180 doodles (no art skills required!) 8x8” sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 008562
    ISBN: 9781624722691
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      Need a supplement for your state history study? This CD-ROM contains printable PDFs to help create notebooks or state reports. Files provide four student pages per state: The Facts, State Symbols, and Investigate pages supply some of the information and the student adds the rest (via fill in the blank, cut and paste, etc). The On-Your-Own pages provide blank pages for students’ own research. One full-color Facts and Symbols page for each state covers the date of statehood; state flower, bird, flag, tree and seal. Additionally, a brief resource list, two crossword and two search puzzles are provided. 265 printable pages; Win/Mac compatible; Adobe Reader required. ~ Ruth

  • 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 #: 002973
    ISBN: 9780880126687
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    So, why are we offering another map outline book? Well, this one is different from the others, and we just couldn't decide which was "better", because they both would serve a slightly different user. The book begins with a Mercator Projection map of the world, followed by 45 different maps of individual countries or small clusters of countries (too many to list here). Unlike Maps, there is only one, unlabeled, map for each title, and waterways are clearly shown. An inset map of the region is included, with map's location darkened for easy reference. Also included on each page is the area covered by the map in square miles. The U.S. map is marked with state boundaries and waterways. Maps for each of the 50 states appear alphabetically, again with waterways and square miles shown. A U.S. map is inset on each page, clearly showing the location of that state in the U.S. by shading. Basically, there are significantly more country-specific maps in this book, helpful if you need more detailed maps of smaller regions. For example, Germany is its own map in this book whereas it's lumped in a "Northern Europe" map in Maps. In fact, Northern Europe is broken into about four different maps in Blank Map Outlines. None of the maps are labeled, however, so you'll need to refer to an atlas for labeling. The other major difference is the inclusion of waterways (rivers and lakes) in this outline book.

  • Item #: 000288
    ISBN: 9781516991105
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      A country, state, and civics study for middle school students written by Angela O’Dell. The four included unit studies are designed for students to create a recorded notebook on US geography, government and symbols, state and city government, and their home state. Necessary resources include National Geographic’s Kids Atlas of the USA; Eat Your Way Around the USA; some state pictures for the region you’re studying; and markers/pencils. The appendix includes supplemental suggestions for books, DVDs and Web resources. Non-reproducible, 186 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 052129
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    Kids will easily pick up their states, capitals, and U.S. geography as they yell, slap cards down, and use their quick-thinking skills to win state cards and put an impossibly scrambled-up United States back to rights. Each player receives 5 State Cards to create their own "State Line", along with a U.S. map. Then, as a Scramble card is uncovered, players race to fit one of their states to the Scramble card, with clues such as matching the color of the state to the Scramble card, or finding words or names within the state capital. Each of the state cards contains the name of the state, a state outline map, the capital city as well as the state nickname, and, of course, any of this information is fair game to be matched with a Scramble card. When a player is able to match one of their State cards with a Scramble card, they immediately slap it down on the Scramble card and yell out the name of the state. Or, a "Go the Distance" card is played, and the players have to determine which of them has a state that is the closest to that in question, and of course, if they have the lucky card, more slapping and yelling goes on. The game can be played with 2-4 players, and several variations are included to keep it challenging for players of all ages. Loud, noisy, and boisterous as it is, there's plenty of hidden motivations here for them to pick up vital information about each state - and remember it! - Jess

  • 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 #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
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    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 #: 014866
    ISBN: 9780762575701
    Retail: $7.67
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    Learning your states and capitals and especially the countries of the world can be a daunting task. There really is no easier way than to just keep reviewing and studying them. This placemat offers just that - use it in the classroom to study, or keep it on the table so it will constantly be in view. Both sides are colorful and easy to read, with the degree and time markings across the mat. Laminated for easy cleaning. - Melissa