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  • Item #: 060817
    ISBN: 9781601442420
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    Rainbow Price: $39.99
    Continuing the successful "detective" series from The Critical Thinking Company, the U.S. History Detective book can be used as a supplement to any history program, as a review course, or as a stand-alone text. The goal of this text is to encourage and develop critical thinking, analysis, and reading comprehension through the study of U.S. history. Book one covers the span from Colonial Times to the Reconstruction after the Civil War. Each lesson includes an informative text where each sentence is clearly numbered for easy reference. Colorful pictures, maps and timelines illustrate the text throughout. The question section in each lesson requires students to support their answers with specific references back to the text (hence the numbered sentences). This helps students get into the practice of providing supporting evidence for answers rather than relying simply on recall information. The various questions in each lesson will give students the opportunity to make inferences and draw conclusions based on their evaluation of the text, distinguish between fact and opinion, understand historical chronology, expand their vocabulary, link history with geography, and practice answering analytical essay questions. There are 65 lessons grouped into 9 sections. There are also more than 20 reviews throughout the book and answers to all lessons and reviews are included. This is a consumable book and permission is given to make copies for home or classroom use. – Zach
  • Item #: 035286
    ISBN: 9781601442437
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  • Item #: 026753
    ISBN: 9781601441447
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    Rainbow Price: $34.99

    Are you looking for a way to challenge your middle school students while your youngers are enjoying Story of the World (or another world history course)? Becoming a world history detective will do it! This course combines critical thinking and reading comprehension skills with your students' standards-based history studies (ancient and medieval history)! Covered skills are impressive for this grade level: using supporting evidence, drawing inferences and conclusions, distinguishing between facts and opinions, understanding chronology or sequence of events, use of vocabulary using context clues, geographical and concept maps, and timelines. There's even grade appropriate experience with college-level analytical essay questions. The worktext provides a passage to read followed by a series of questions - both multiple choice/short answer as well as short essay. A complete answer key is available in the back which includes sample essay answers that identify key points). Free bonus review lessons are available at criticalthinking.com/whd1). 362 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011767
    ISBN: 9780152162689
    Retail: $7.99
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    The "detectives" from Detectives in Togas (see description) are back. This time, the boys buy their teacher a slave, Udo, for his birthday. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any use for the slave, and he tells the boys to return him to the trader. The boys try and take Udo back, but the trader they bought him from has fled - and with good reason! An ex-gladiator threatened to kill him if he didn't get Udo back. Now the boys are stuck with a slave who is wanted - dead or alive - by an ex-gladiator! Udo eventually reveals to the boys and their teacher that he is the personal slave of Marcius Patricius Pollino. He was sent to Rome to deliver a letter - a letter revealing the name of a famous senator Pollino wants killed. The boys are horrified - all of their fathers are famous senators!

  • Item #: 016312
    ISBN: 9781612126517
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

     This amazing book combines knowledge and puzzle: a paper toy with an archeological twist! With a definition of archeology, children will explore and try out the detective work necessary to understand history. Children will learn about Medieval life and warfare, including knights and sieges. Once they have a good working knowledge of the period, they will explore an archaeological site. They study a castle dig site much like a detective, examining clues and the different parts of a castle to help them construct a picture of what the castle looked like, who lived there, and what kind of siege weapons and battle tactics were used. Once they have a thorough understanding of the castle, they’ll reconstruct a castle using the included glossy cardstock puzzle pieces. Placement instructions are not included so children will demonstrate learning as they fit the castle pieces together to create an amazing 3D castle! Wonderful hands-on project for your history studies! 80 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067463
    ISBN: 9780986189920
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    The Teachers Edition contains the student worksheets (with answers filled in), plus two valuable appendices. One is a collection of literature and vocabulary games that will appeal to all learning styles. These can be incorporated into any books study. The other is a set of Supplemental Worksheets that can be used as assessments or for extra credit activities. Most are graphic organizers and focus on literary elements.

  • Item #: 041725
    Retail: $12.00
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    For those of you with a young detective in the family, this kit will provide lots of fingerprinting fun. A small plastic case (measuring 5.5" x 4.25" x 1") holds everything you need to become a master fingerprinter. There's a small ink pad, File Cards for collecting prints to make a "database," a small amount of special dusting powder, a small brush, a few pieces of a tape used to transfer dusted fingerprints, a dusting pad for collecting and developing hidden prints, and a magnifying lens. There's also a very useful instruction sheet that includes great tips on how to collect the best fingerprint specimens and gives a few activity ideas for using the kit. It also includes some fun and interesting facts about the history of fingerprinting and fingerprints in general. Your kids will love solving "who-used-it-last" mysteries around your home! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 009752
    ISBN: 9781771470537
    Retail: $13.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.13

      Kids are naturally curious about what is happening in their world. They may have already asked you how they caught a cold or why not getting the flu is so important. Sometimes we struggle to provide answers in an understandable way.

      This well-written book with fun and informative illustrations show an unseen world where disease detectives seek clues to identify illnesses, treatments and prevention. Beginning with an explanation of the microbial world, children learn about the general germ terms of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Well-known germs are presented, including the common cold, influenza, food poisoning, rabies, malaria, measles, Ebola and others. History of disease including cleanliness, vaccines, antibiotics and superbugs are also described before concluding with public health considerations including pandemics and new infectious diseases.

      An excellent introduction to the microscopic world of disease for children and parents alike. Contains a brief look at evolutionary theory. 63 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne