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  • 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 #: 033208
    ISBN: 9780825156618
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  • Item #: 036870
    ISBN: 9780439241144
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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 #: 025010
    ISBN: 9780064408363
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    I wish this book had been around when I was in school nearly three decades ago! I didn't care much for history then as most books on the subject, textbook or otherwise, were dry and un-motivating to my adolescent mind. This addition to the Don't Know Much About books employs a conversational, question-and-answer style that presents history topics in such a way that you want to learn the answer instead of struggling to absorb the next factoid. I actually enjoyed learning about my country's history! 244 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 014424
    ISBN: 9781892427113
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  • Item #: 029399
    ISBN: 9781561892082
    Retail: $14.95
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    This large workbook presents students with an extensive introduction to America through pages of interesting, informative text as well as games and activities to complete after reading. The pages are colorful and visually appealing for kids. The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different element of our nation. The first covers American history up to 1900 - the New World, the birth of our nation, the civil war, women's rights, and more. American History from 1900 to the Present discusses the Great Depression, the Cold War, genetic engineering, inventions like movies and automobiles, and other topics. The third section introduces students to the U.S. Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. The last section contains information about the geography of America, studying the land by region. The format of the books presents first a page of text, and then a crossword, word search or other activity on the facing page utilizing that information. The pages are perforated so students can remove them if they prefer. This workbook is designed for use by students without requiring additional help for independent learning. Answers included. 352 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 050563
    ISBN: 9781580375825
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  • Item #: 018793
    ISBN: 9781556528040
    Retail: $24.99
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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 #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
    Retail: $14.95
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    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 #: 029561
    ISBN: 9780544143371
    Retail: $107.15
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    This course, intended for middle school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. The subscription can be renewed through purchase of the United States History Premium Online Edition (#062526), .

  • Item #: 035286
    ISBN: 9781601442437
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  • Item #: 004098
    Retail: $32.95
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    Now your younger student can create his own history notebook and portfolio while his older sibling works on hers. Designed as a gentle introduction to both history and notebooking and very similar to the original History Portfolios, these contain more age-appropriate writing spaces as well as suggested material for three ability levels. A Parent Guide and Materials are included right in the book (back portion) but can be removed to allow the student to "own" his portfolio. History selections are coordinated with the Story of the World but could be used with other history materials. We expect other time periods to be added to this series in the near future. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 004117
    ISBN: 9780976291848
    Retail: $16.95
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    If you've been a little overwhelmed with the blank spaces in the History Portfolios - or just want some idea of what to include, these guides provide the answer. Each Guide provides detailed suggestions for each and every image and text box in its corresponding Portfolio. Even though the Portfolios provide general suggestions, these Teacher's Guides eliminate the need to preplan every page that was necessary before. The material can be used "as is" by coloring, cutting, and pasting or it can become a springboard and source of ideas. All images are original - rendered from photographs and artifacts - and can be reproduced for family use. With the use of these Teacher's Guides, the History Portfolios can function as the framework for a complete course of study. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 019408
    ISBN: 9781556524561
    Retail: $16.95
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    With an excellent blend of informational text, relevant activities, and interesting tidbits about daily life and times, this book would make a perfect companion to any study of the Revolutionary War. A timeline at the beginning of the book sets the stage with a detailed coverage of the years between 1754-1791, explaining the status of the 13 colonies at that point in time. The following chapters flesh out the story of the Revolutionary War in chronological order, beginning at 1760. Events related to the developing war are explained in engaging text, and sidebars feature short biographies of key players of the time and interesting facts about daily life during that period. 21 activities are sprinkled throughout, so kids can get a taste of history by playing games colonial children played, making "Liberty Punch" or brown bread, dancing a minuet, participating in a minuteman relay, re-enacting a battle, creating their own fringed hunting shirt, and much more. The text itself is quite engaging; even just browsing through the book, I kept getting caught up in the details of battles, or even just in the fascinating tidbits about what it was like to be a woman or child during that time! The illustrations also capture the flavor of the period, and include woodcuts, portraits and other illustrations from that era. Musket or no musket - everyone is sure to enjoy this trip back through history! - Jess

  • Item #: 007995
    ISBN: 9781556523229
    Retail: $16.95
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    Your kids can become colonial kids with a little help from the activities in this book. In Sailing and Settling, children build a sailing ship; tie knots, hitches and bends; make a compass, and more. They learn how to dress the part, then try their hands at some household projects like making rag rugs. Dinnertime! has them churning, baking corn bread, making trenchers and all sorts of yummy treats from gingersnaps to baked apples. Everyday life introduces homemade "remedies," candle dipping, weaving, knitting, making an almanac and learning manners. In Arts and Crafts they can learn quilting, do decoupage, and make pinch pots. They can make their own quill pens and ink, construct a horn book, and stitch a sampler as they learn about colonial schooling. And, finally, Fun and Games will have them making toys like tops, corn husk dolls, and poppets and playing ninepins, marbles, and hide the thimble. Although short on text, these hands-on activities would help dress up your Early American studies.

  • Item #: 042504
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  • Item #: 025773
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  • Item #: 042505
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  • Item #: 042506
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  • Item #: 003659
    ISBN: 9780982500606
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  • Item #: 048512
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  • Item #: 033131
    ISBN: 9781420630473
    Retail: $18.99
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  • Item #: 015122
    ISBN: 9780865303737
    Retail: $9.99
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    Covers Native Americans, European explorers, the Salem witch trials, French & Indian War, American Revolution, U.S. documents, Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, Westward Expansion, Slavery and Abolition, Civil War, Manifest Destiny, Labor Movement, WWI, the roaring 20's, the Great Depression, the New Deal, WWII, the Cold War, the Korean War, the 60's, Vietnam, space exploration, presidents, Civil Rights movement, and famous Americans.
  • Item #: 053515
    ISBN: 9781879097940
    Retail: $34.00
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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 #: 048743
    ISBN: 9781569762806
    Retail: $18.99
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    This interesting chronological history with 21 activities is for a slightly older audience than some of our related items. It's an honest look at the daily life and history of Native Americans, and their relationship to Europeans. The book is divided into 8 chapters: "The First People," "In Search of the City of Gold," "Europeans Settle on the Eastern Shore," "Fighting the White Man's Wars," "Heading West," "Destruction of a Way of Life," "Change in Indian Country," and "Tribal Rights and Cultural Pride." Topics include Mesa Verde, European domination, creation stories, DNA analysis, and many more. Activities include playing Native American games, designing and building a trading post, weaving, making beef jerky, deciphering a code, making a totem pole and Arapaho fry bread, etc. The book has a glossary, index, and resource section with websites and books for further study. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 000883
    ISBN: 9780764142581
    Retail: $18.99
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    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 #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
    Retail: $34.99
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    I'm always shocked when someone tells me they dislike history and find it boring. I've always loved history because it's the magnificent story of our past – triumphs, tragedies, endurance, courage, heartbreak, justice, injustice, adventure, freedom, change – how could that be boring? This treasury of stories shows readers that American history isn't just about dates and facts, it's about the amazing events that have brought our country to where it is today. Starting with the establishment of the first city in 1564 and ending with the election of 2000, it includes 100 stories that show America's character and its history. All kinds of stories are included; well-known and obscure, funny and sad, admirable and disgraceful. The stories are easy-to-read narratives of true events or descriptions remarkable accomplishments. Each story is about 3-4 pages long and pages feature full-color illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically but there are notes following some of them that identify other stories that link together as well as suggestions for further reading. Help students see that history is full of captivating, motivating, heartbreaking, and interesting stories with this great treasury. By Jennifer Armstrong, 358 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 021524
    ISBN: 9780825159053
    Retail: $25.00
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