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  • Item #: 012365
    ISBN: 9781580371643
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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 #: 015122
    ISBN: 9781629500249
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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 #: 048743
    ISBN: 9781569762806
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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 #: 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 #: 062245
    ISBN: 9780976579373
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    Ballads are somewhat of a lost art form, but historically, they were a way to pass on to future generations the events and details from history. From Sing ‘n Learn comes this musical approach to reinforce your American History study. Nine ballads (chapters) move through key elements of US history, from Roanoke/Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War, to the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Each chapter follows the same format. First, you’ll find the ballad printed in full (the audio is located in chronological order on the CD). Then the author expands on specific details highlighted in each song. The author clarifies that this is not a history textbook, but the elaboration contains a good amount of explanation. Each chapter ends with a set of Discussion Questions (no answers included). At the book’s end, each ballad is reprinted in full text and includes the melody line and chords.

    Black and white illustrations are included throughout. Some illustrations appear as though they’ve been photocopied and some are occasionally applied as a “watermark” behind text, making the text a little more challenging to read. Another minor negative is that in adding CDs, book references to song locations being on specific cassette tapes were not updated. However, songs are placed chronologically on each CD. One CD includes music and vocals; one contains instrumental only. This set could serve as a tool for your auditory learners and a simple way to remember key points of American history. 8 1/2” x 10 3/4”, 159 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 053515
    ISBN: 9781879097940
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  • Item #: 033131
    ISBN: 9781420630473
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  • Item #: 020368
    ISBN: 9780740338311
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    This elective course is made up of six units that examine the more recent history of the U.S. including the Industrial Revolution, progressivism, equal rights, the Roaring 20's, the Depression, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Now in USB flash drive format. System requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10.

  • Item #: 051477
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    US history is the focus of this year. Students will study the Constitution, Bill of Rights, requirements for citizenship, how to use the ballot and political parties. They learn about city, state and federal government. Early presidents are studied including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The War of 1812, Mexican American War 1845, and the last Indian wars are studied. Students will also learn about the origins of slavery, the lives of black Americans who gained freedom, the characteristics of white southern society and the women's suffrage movement. Students will do presentations, develop magazines and use the internet in learning to appreciate and understand the development of America, her history and culture.

  • Item #: 006340
    ISBN: 9780825143496
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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 #: 901768
    ISBN: 9780890840245
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    Recited or sung, these verses relate key people and events in history in an entertaining manner to help you and your children remember them. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1932, this collection of poems retells the story of our nation's birth and development.

  • Item #: 018506
    ISBN: 9780195153484
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    This book contains 71 tests for the History of US series. There are 6-8 tests included for each book of the ten books in the series. The tests are composed of 15 multiple-choice questions targeting knowledge of key facts, chronology, and critical thinking, and have been carefully written to provide a useful preparation for state assessments. Answers are included in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 040045
    ISBN: 9780825159046
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    Not really a "grabber" title, huh? What if I explained instead that these books offer students the opportunity to ponder historical issues in light of relevant historical documents and to then write an informed essay that answers that issue? Well, it still might not excite most students, but wow, what a great way to add a critical thinking and writing component to your study of American history! Each level contains 20-22 "Document-Based Questions" (or DBQs) to study, spanning American history from European exploration to the present time. Each DBQ lesson is titled with a question or issue and follows a similar format. The lesson begins with historical background on the issue, followed by a series of suggested steps for the student to use as they work their way through the lesson. In Part A, introductory and explanatory text surrounds excerpts from primary or secondary historical documents, with one or two questions following each excerpt. Documents may be letters, speeches, books written around the time of the issue, or secondary source documents from historians who have examined the documents and come to their own conclusions. The questions require the student to draw from the short excerpt and begin thinking about the issues. By the end of Part A, they have read several different excerpts and have seen multiple sides and viewpoints to the issue. At this point they're ready for Part B, the essay portion. Here they are expected to write an essay answering the lesson's question or issue by using what they have learned and supporting their opinions from the documents. A grading key at the end of the book offers answers for the questions, sample essays for each DBQ, and teacher comments.

    Historical issues examined in the High School book include economic opportunities in the Colonies, growth of political parties, antebellum reforms, progressivism, clash of cultures in the 1920s, the civil rights movement, the separation of church and state, and more. Middle school issues include the motivation of Europeans to explore America, causes of the American Revolution, Indian removal, reconstruction, the New Deal, immigration, costs and benefits of winning WWII, and what our future will be like. Some of the same topics are found in both levels, although the level of coverage is different. This series is from a secular publisher, so you will not find much religious content, and you will find some more "politically correct" flavoring. On the other hand, much of the book is open-ended, and essays are more likely to be graded on structure and organization than on personal opinion! Whether you're a secular homeschooler, you enjoy exploring issues and debates, or if you can overlook the statements you may not agree with, these lessons offer a great opportunity for historical analysis and writing that would make a beneficial supplement to any U.S. history program. – Jess

  • Item #: 002321
    ISBN: 9780740300394
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    Lifepac Set only - No Teacher's Guide. U.S. History - Europe Comes to America, British America, The American Revolution, A Firm Foundation, A Growing Nation, The Civil War, Gilded Age to Progressive Era, A World in Conflict, Cold War America, Recent America & Review.

  • Item #: 035312
    ISBN: 9780439385206
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    These ten lively tunes will help your children learn about important events in American History. With the help of this workbook and CD you can easily teach your children about exciting tales of adventurous explorers, noble natives, fearless cowboys, and brave soldiers in a way that will engage their imagination. Each song deals with a specific event or era of American History. Welcome to the New World is a song about the discovery of North America and all the different explorers. People of the Land tells about the different Native American tribes. Tea and the Taxes is a fun song about the Boston Tea Party. The Bill of Rights Rag is a catchy tune that will help your children remember what the Constitution tells us and what some of the different amendments are. The adventurous journey to the western shore of Lewis and Clark is outlined in the song Grand Adventure. The Ballad of Bronco Charlie describes the life of a Pony Express rider during the westward expansion. Gettysburg is a song about…well; you guessed it, the battle of Gettysburg! The Underground Railroad is described in Freedom Train, and the age of invention is described in the song Marvelous Machines. Lastly, Where Are We Going? is a wonderful song about the many immigrants who came over on the boats and how the first thing they see is the Statue of Liberty. Each of these songs is accompanied with background information and activities for your students to do before or after listening to the song. You'll also find extension activities (some with companion reproducible pages), to help students delve into that time in history even more! The words to each song are also included. All ten songs were written, performed, and produced by Ken Sheldon. A big bonus is that the CD not only has the sing-along tracks, but it also has accompaniment tracks (background music, minus the main vocal) you can use for assemblies or other performances to make your students the stars! These are perfect supplemental activities for any study of American History. What a fun way to learn! - elise

  • Item #: 021524
    ISBN: 9780825159053
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  • Item #: 021527
    ISBN: 9780825159060
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  • Item #: 018288
    ISBN: 9780894559174
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  • Item #: 003028
    ISBN: 9781882796243
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    Dinah Zike's book of ideas for studying US history – foldables style! Foldables – 3-D interactive graphic organizers – form the basis of this hands-on activity book. In case you are not familiar with foldables, the first section of this four-part book is an introduction to what foldables are and the why and how to use them. The second part teaches how to make foldables, with folding instructions (in color) for one, two, three, and four-part folds, as well as foldables with any number of parts. Section three has 38 ideas for foldable activities covering US history from the "first Americans" and Native Americans right through to the new millennium. The book is well illustrated, with lots of diagrams of the right folds and cuts to make. The final section (the fourth) is actually 47 pages full of reproducible graphics of the states, the presidents, and many other random things which pertain to US history. These hands-on projects would work equally well in a homeschool or classroom setting. 138 pages, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 018110
    ISBN: 9780894559143
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  • Item #: 018454
    ISBN: 9780195188936
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  • Item #: 018192
    ISBN: 9780894559150
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  • Item #: 018235
    ISBN: 9780894559167
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  • Item #: 064295
    ISBN: 9780991367856
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  • Item #: 060817
    ISBN: 9781601442420
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    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 #: 014424
    ISBN: 9781892427113
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  • Item #: 027398
    ISBN: 9780195188875
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  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 006063
    ISBN: 9780825128806
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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 #: 002248
    ISBN: 9780740300400
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    Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Guide. U.S. History - Europe Comes to America, British America, The American Revolution, A Firm Foundation, A Growing Nation, The Civil War, Gilded Age to Progressive Era, A World in Conflict, Cold War America, Recent America & Review.