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  • Item #: 006340
    ISBN: 9780825143496
    Retail: $26.00
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    A set of 25 map activities to help you incorporate geography into your study of U.S. history. Requiring no preparation time, these are activities to be used independently by students with any text or study of the U.S. to help student visualize events and movements in U.S. History. As with the World History Map Activities, each exercise includes an instruction/worksheet and a map to complete. Maps and activities are reproducible for your home school only, so you will need only one copy. Answers are included to all worksheet activities and map exercises. This book is extremely well-done, covering every phase of U.S. history from discovery through "American Involvement in Vietnam."

  • Item #: 006063
    ISBN: 9780825128806
    Retail: $26.00
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    A wonderful way to incorporate geography into your world studies! Besides teaching basic map concepts like longitude and latitude, they help teach the facts and ideas of history; each map becoming a do-it-yourself visual aid. There are 35 map activities in all - each with a research and instruction sheet and a map to be completed, that span history from "Ancient Near East" to "Africa: The New Nations". Some maps are examples of historic concepts and terms. The map of Africa in 1914, for example, is a vivid portrayal of the concept of imperialism. Some activities are self-contained, some require reference to a text, others require some research in an atlas or encyclopedia. These sheets are not keyed to a particular text, but should work well with whatever text or course you choose - or use by itself as a survey course. A key is provided for each of the exercises, but there is no key for the map work. Sheets are reproducible (for within your home).

  • Item #: 036870
    ISBN: 9780439241144
    Retail: $15.99
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    For all your hands-on, kinesthetic, visual, arty, or just-plain-bored-with-textbook students, I recommend this! With 26 different map activities covering various periods from the first Americans (stated as arriving 15,000 years ago) to the landing on the moon, each major period of US history is included. Each map activity includes a two page spread with directions on how to make the maps, followed by two reproducible map pages which usually require tape and scissors to complete. The period-applicable maps, once completed, become 3-D maps with moveable pieces. All are in black and white and can be colored, if desired. The directions pages also include teaching points on the geography and history surrounding the maps. A really neat supplement to any US history program, some of the periods mapped include: Vikings discover America, settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown, piracy on the high seas, Washington crosses the Delaware, the trail of tears, western cattle trails, building the Panama Canal, and many more. pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 009193
    ISBN: 9780517885574
    Retail: $7.99
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    A simple yet charming story to help young children understand their geographical place in this world. Colorful, detailed illustrations make it fun to follow along with a little girl using maps to take a journey which starts at her bedroom and gradually widens to include her house, town, state, country, and the world. I especially like the fun and easy activity suggestions, such as mapping your own house or making homemade postcards, which are included with this Reading Rainbow™ selection. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This book gives a detailed, interesting account of United States history in a story-telling style. Full-color photographs and illustrations that support the text add to the learning experience. Timelines, profiles of historical figures, maps, charts, and graphs also help in learning and building map-reading skills. Meant to be used as an aid with any social studies curriculum, the book begins with an account of the arrival of the first Americans who traveled from Asia over the Bering Land Bridge and ends with a discussion of the information super highway of the twenty first century. The book is not written from a Christian perspective and religious references are not included.

    The book is broken down into ten units that tell of different eras in our history. Unit One tells about the Americas until the early 1500's. It discusses how people first came to the continent and tells of ancient Native American culture. Unit Two covers from 1492 to 1700 and shares the European exploration of America. Unit Three tells of the adventures that took place and the people involved during the colonial times of 1550 to 1775. Unit Four discusses the Revolutionary War and the beginning years of the nation from 1775 to 1810. Unit Five discusses the expansion of the U.S. from 1785 to 1860. Topics such as Lewis and Clark, The Erie Canal, the gold rush, and the Pony Express are covered. Unit Six tells about the Civil War, covering everything from slavery to Gettysburg to Lincoln's assassination. Unit Seven portrays the life events of the American people from 1865 to 1900. The railroad, pioneer life, and the Nez Perce are just a few of the topics covered in this section. Unit Eight covers from 1890-1920, including inventions like the airplane or ideas like the assembly line or the beginning of women's suffrage. Unit Nine tells of some struggles America overcame from 1914-1945, such as WW I, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WW II, but it also lists some positive things that happened during the period, such as Jesse Owens winning Olympic medals and Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. The final unit covers 1950 to the present time.

    Students read about all these historical events in a pleasant manner, and included activities add interest. Activities include writing essays about events or people, identifying things on maps, filling out word puzzles, and creating time-lines. Answers included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 029957
    ISBN: 9781931397308
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 041602
    Retail: $19.99
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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 #: 042505
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  • Item #: 048513
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  • Item #: 042508
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  • Item #: 000883
    ISBN: 9780764142581
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Starting with the immigration of even the earliest Native Americans, American History the Easy Way will lead you on a chronological study of this great country. Presented in a way that is intended to be grasped easily, the text is clear and thought provoking, and it is frequently divided by headings to make particular periods or events easy to find. To help with recall and retention, each section within a chapter ends with "links from the past to the present," "dates," "key points to remember," "key people to remember," and questions in the form of identification, true/false, and multiple-choice. The chapters end in the same way but also include several open-ended analysis questions for essay practice. The chapters break up US history in the following way: Nation of Immigrants, European Settlements in North America, American Revolution, Constitution and the Establishment of the New Nation, Sectionalism and Nationalism: 1801-1850, Growing Nation – Social Change: 1800-1860, Slavery and the Civil War, Changing Lifestyles: 1865-1914, From Panic to Empire, Turmoil of War and Depression, WWII and the Early Years of the Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Watergate: 1960-1976, The Presidencies of Carter, Reagan, and Bush: 1977-1993, Social Changes: 1945-2002, and Recent History: the Clinton Years and After. Illustrated with maps, graphs, and pictures, this book is guaranteed to help with your history grades. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 049519
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  • Item #: 004092
    ISBN: 9780528012808
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

     These maps come from Rand McNally, a trusted name in map publications. They are paper (not laminated), offer the political view, and measure 50”x 32”. State boundaries are clear and states are in color, mountain ranges, lakes, and rivers are labeled and easy to find, cities are labeled and state capitals are marked with a star. Lines of latitude and longitude are marked with degrees, time zones are labeled, and the information is current. The same great wall map is available in either a rolled or folded option. The folded map is an economical option and folds down to an 8”x 10” size.  ~ Donna

  • Item #: 014622
    ISBN: 9781557082084
    Retail: $4.99
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    This 20-page workbook is full of blank U.S. maps for students to fill in. It is designed to improve students' map skills and their ability to identify the states and their locations. The activity sheets focus on regions of the U.S., state borders, and major bodies of water in and around the United States. They also test knowledge of state capitals, locations of various cities, mountain ranges, national parks, and more. Be sure to have encyclopedias, almanacs, or atlases available for reference. An answer key is included to make sure the maps are filled in correctly. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    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 #: 053515
    ISBN: 9781879097940
    Retail: $34.00
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  • Item #: 070943
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.95

    Good quality map of the United States, showing major cities, notable rivers and lakes, national parks and monuments, as well as each state capital. Sturdy and well made, this non-laminated map also folds up easily when you need to store it. Measures 40" x 28." ~ Mike

  • Item #: 023664
    ISBN: 9780545417433
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
    This versatile map set contains three United States maps, two world maps and an activity guide. Maps for the US are physical, political and color-coded regions. The world maps come with physical and political designations. Each glossy, brightly-colored map measures approx. 24" x 18". Perfect to hang on the school room or dining room wall or to lay flat on the desk top for game playing. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 001025
    ISBN: 9781568226392
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    Teaches students about natural resource maps and the information that physical, political, product, and climate maps contain. Sections are also included on land and water formations, U.S. rivers, and geography terms. Students learn more about coordinates and learn to identify state shapes and to locate and name the state capitals.

  • Item #: 012365
    ISBN: 9781580371643
    Retail: $13.99
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    For some kids, the study of history can be well, dry. Spark their interest with Amazing Facts in U.S. History! This activity book contains a series of quizzes on strange, but interesting, facts about Early Explorers, Native Americans, the First Thanksgiving, the 13 Colonies, the Revolution, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, World War II, U.S. Presidents, and more!

    Prior to each quiz is a summary of the topic to follow, the actual quiz questions are not covered. The goal is to spark interest in a topic. These would be an excellent way to excite interest in a topic or use as a guide for a history based unit study or research project. Quiz answer sheets provide explanations for the more unusual facts. Several "mystery from history" sections, which involve logic puzzles and word games, are also included. ~ Anh/Deanne

  • Item #: 001022
    ISBN: 9781568226361
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    Introduces how to use maps. Topics covered include the globe, maps, symbols and keys, compass rose, and directional words. These topics are taught with fun learning activities like making a map, following and marking routes, and reading and making a floor plan. Students also learn to identify and locate the continents and oceans.

  • Item #: 029764
    Retail: $3.99
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    An easy-to-read US map option! States are in different colors and major cities of each state are clearly identified in large font. Measurement lines include longitudinal and latitude, International Boundary, state, time, the Continental Divide and the International Date Line. US and state capitals, large cities, national monuments and parks are also included. Includes a 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” legend with calculations for miles and kilometers. Comes folded and full size is 40” x 28”. Some of Canada and Mexico are also included. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 003729
    ISBN: 9780965273541
    Retail: $20.95
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    This second book by Edward Eggleston includes stories on the perseverance of explorers like Christopher Columbus and John Cabot, the selfless public spirit of George Washington, and the hard work and simplicity of character of Abraham Lincoln. Very homeschool-friendly as this book has study questions after each chapter, definitions of pertinent words, maps and illustrations, and an index for easy cross-reference. 240 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 062104
    Retail: $0.00
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    Two-sided paper poster has a world map on one side and tons of activities on the back. I would recommend getting 2 of these. It would be a bit troublesome to keep flipping over to the map side. First you are labeling the map (countries/oceans/equator, etc.) and also the hemispheres/ tropic lines/latitude/longitude and more. You will be learning about U.S. time zones, compass roses, types of maps and other map terms and uses. Sound like a lot for one poster? It is! A crossword puzzle is your reward for doing all the other work. The map is just paper, so you can use colored pencils or crayons to color your map. It comes rolled up and measures 17” x 22” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
    Retail: $14.95
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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 #: 038411
    ISBN: 9781932096262
    Retail: $17.99
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    This reproducible workbook and curriculum guide is from YWM, publishers of the Heroes of History series comes. Though a great companion to the series, it stands alone and doesn't require the use of the biographies. Each of the 50 states (with an extra for the District of Columbia) receives 2 reproducible worksheets in the book. The main worksheet (identical for every state) prompts students to research and find such information as date of statehood, state motto, current population, natural resources, number of representatives in Congress, and more. It also has students identify features like bodies of water, highest point, state capital, bordering states, and more. Students draw and label these features on the second worksheet for the state, which is a black and white outline map of the featured state. A very effective and interactive way to teach state facts to students. The book includes several appendices with valuable items like additional maps and exercises (for the 13 colonies, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), additional assignments like oral reports and creating timelines, a list of resources for state information, and more.128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 019454
    ISBN: 9780471136026
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    I believe if there's one way to instantly improve anything, it's to add food! This book has exactly the right idea. Instead of just reading your way through history, why not eat through it? Beginning with the first Thanksgiving, you can cook representative foods from colonial times, Louisiana territory, the Alamo, pioneer times, plantation life, the transcontinental railroad days, the Victorian era, the twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties and seventies, and finally the eighties and nineties. Each time period has around four pages of brief, informative history reading (complete with humorous illustrations) and then gets down to the recipes. (Getting started cooking pages with tips are included in the very beginning.) Key terms in the history reading are in bold, and there are fun food facts to read from that time period. The recipes are great symbols of the time periods. For example, after reading about "Remember the Alamo!", students can make tacos, Texas ribs, and meatless chili. When you are studying about plantation life, it won't do but to fix up a plate of fried chicken wings, corn bread, and sweet potato pie, with a peaches and cream sundae on the side. From first Thanksgiving golden harvest pumpkin bread, to colonial clam chowder all the way to nineties blueberry muffins, this is one U.S. history study the whole family will join you for. - Melissa

  • Item #: 028380
    ISBN: 9781465428431
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.75

    By David C. King, this reference covers American history from 1000-2002. It features ample photographs, illustrations, charts, and maps to appeal to the visual student as well as the essential information on the topic to make this a useful research tool for assignments. This is not an exhaustive reference, but like other single volume encyclopedias, this book provides a synopsis of each topic as a starting point for further exploration elsewhere. 304 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 014616
    ISBN: 9781557081896
    Retail: $4.99
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    This 20-page workbook teaches students how to read and create various types of maps. Through activities and worksheets, students learn basic map terms, how to understand compass roses, symbols and scales, and how to use lines of latitude and longitude. Some of the worksheets teach about time zones and why they are necessary. Students will create maps of their classroom, neighborhood, and state. They will also learn how to chart a route and what to consider when planning to travel. About half of the worksheets deal with an American map and identifying capitals, rivers, seas, etc. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 048662
    ISBN: 9780899570266
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    From Columbus' exploration of America on October 12, 1492 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this book explains the history behind 42 memorable dates in our country's history. The historical significance behind each date is explained in a two to four page chapter. What sets this book apart is that the events are placed into the context of God's activity, using anecdotes, speeches, and excerpts from sermons taken from the time period covered in each chapter. For example, the D-Day (1944) chapter includes President Roosevelt's prayer for the soldiers and their families, and the Kent State University Shootings chapter (1970) recounts how a religious revival took place at Asbury College in Kentucky. Some of the other events covered in this book are the Mayflower Compact (1620), the Constitution (1787), the Wright Brothers' First Flight (1903), World War I (1914-18), and the Fall of Communism (1989). Notes at the end of each chapter provide bibliographical (or website) references. By Rebecca Price Janney. 175 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa