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  • Item #: 011250
    ISBN: 9780794533663
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    Exactly the same as the above in content, but less than half the size at 5 5/8" x 7".

  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
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    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 027850
    ISBN: 9780794521301
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      Here at Rainbow Resource, we carry a good variety of resources for Greek mythology, and now we found another good one. The Usborne Book of Greek Myths is a very thorough, comprehensive coverage on the topic. The book is divided into two parts. The first and bigger part is the actual myths. The second part is a guide to the myths – who’s who, where did it happen (with maps), and a glossary. The font is large, and the artwork is a wonderful enhancement to the stories – full color illustrations highlighting details of the stories.  This Usborne book can be a tremendous help with your study of Greek myths and the lessons to be learned from them. 301 pages, paper board cover. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 043855
    ISBN: 9780794532376
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       Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the classic myths featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Wooden Horse, Minotaur, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Perseus and the Gorgon, and the Odyssey. Includes a guide to the gods, Roman names for the Greek gods, a map of ancient Greece, and Quicklinks which include an online pronunciation guide to the Greek names as well as other informational websites. 350 pgs. hb  ~ Janice

  • Item #: 032342
    ISBN: 9780794515911
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    What an interesting idea! These book and puzzle combos feature 19-piece puzzles on the left-hand side of each page, and informative text on the opposite page. In Greek Myths, six common myths are featured; the "puzzle page" depicts a gorgeously-illustrated scene from the myth, while the right-hand pages hold the entertaining tales. The Castle Jigsaw Book focuses on life in a medieval castle, with each puzzle featuring a different scene from castle life such as "In the keep," "Under attack!" and "At a tournament." The opposite page holds a short passage about that aspect of castle life, and challenges you to spot medieval objects in the colorful puzzle. Puzzles are constructed of sturdy cardboard, and give the "lap listener" plenty to do while you read!

  • Item #: 002770
    ISBN: 9780794531768
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  • 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 #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 032726
    ISBN: 9781615389261
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  • Item #: 029319
    ISBN: 9781557998750
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  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the "Prehistoric World" (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 017575
    ISBN: 9780486411071
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    Combining the works of such literary greats as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, and other classical authors, this book holds a collection of Greek and Roman myths, as well as numerous stories of the Norse mythology, medieval tales, and Oriental fables. The stories are lively versions merging favorite variations into a single coherent retelling. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 007911
    ISBN: 9781942968719
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    King Midas and the Golden Touch, Adventures of Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Arachne.

  • Item #: 050970
    ISBN: 9781615381685
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  • Item #: 032727
    ISBN: 9781615389278
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  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 028775
    ISBN: 9780062565419
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    C.S. Lewis brings us a novel of Orual, The Queen of Glome. When Orual was a little girl, the only company she had to keep was her irritating sister, Redival, and her father, the tempestuous King. However, her life changed dramatically with the introduction of Fox, one of her father's slaves, into her life. Fox became her only true comfort, and Orual affectionately began to call him "Grandfather." Fox taught her to think in the ways of the Greeks, how to regard the Gods and everything else that has happened in her life. Soon after the arrival of Fox, the King married and brought into the world the most beautiful child, "Istra," which translates to Psyche. As Orual's family has partial blood of the Gods, Psyche too has been touched. It does not take long before the citizens of Glome begin to refer to her as a goddess. While Psyche is beautiful, Orual is extremely homely. Psyche makes the God Ungit jealous; therefore, as punishment, there has been little yield in the way of crops. The Priest of Ungit declares that in order for the citizens of Glome to be prevented from starving, there must be a sacrifice. It is the matter of this sacrifice that will change the soul and the life of Orual forever.

  • Item #: 026928
    ISBN: 9780802853493
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      Persephone [per-seh-fo-nee] is a character from Greek mythology. She is kidnapped by Hades while out picking wildflowers and becomes his Queen of the Underworld. Meanwhile, her mother gets in a dither and the entire world is affected. In the end, Persephone comes back to her family but with a little glitch. This was how the ancient Greeks explained the seasons. It is a classic tale. This hardcover version has beautiful artwork; I just love the illustrator’s style! It looks like she used colored pencils for a soft, but detailed, look. The language is easy to follow for a child reading this themselves, or it would make for a perfect read aloud book. 24pp, hc, 9.5x11”

  • Item #: 024817
    ISBN: 9780991367863
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  • Item #: 022689
    ISBN: 9780688131630
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    This book is nearly as beautiful as Psyche herself! The illustrations are dreamy and detailed as you read about the lovely Psyche and her love for Cupid. Cupid’s mother becomes envious of Psyche for her beauty and her son’s attentions. A classic tale of envy, jealousy, love, devotion and forgiveness. A beautiful addition to your library as told by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K.Y. Craft. 38pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 018512
    ISBN: 9781930953345
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    Memoria Press has come out with these great wall maps perfect for helping to bring the ancient Greek and Roman stories alive. Set includes four maps of the Roman Empire, Italy, Greece, and the city of Rome. These maps were created especially to be used with D'Aulaires' Greek Myths, Famous Men of Rome, and the Classical Study Guide as they have all the important classical locations mentioned in these books. Rich coloring, minimal "clutter," and large lettering make these maps easy to use, as well as beautiful additions to your classroom. The maps are folded down to 9" x 13", but they open up to 11" x 17."

  • Item #: 015913
    ISBN: 9781930443129
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    Stories for use with TWSS Unit III (Grades 6 & up)
  • Item #: 012055
    ISBN: 9780517588376
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    In this great book you will find timeless stories that have been retold through generations. Many stories from Greek and Roman mythology are included, as are tales from the Illiad and the Odyssey. The book is intended for adults to read to children, but older children could easily read it themselves and adults will find the stories interesting as well. The book is divided into two sections, one for ages five and up, and one for ages eight and up. The first section includes 19 myths, including The Gift of Athena, The Origin of the Seasons, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Cupid and Pschye, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The second section includes twenty stories, including Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, The Riddle of the Sphinx, The Story of Helen of Troy, The Gods Take Sides, The Wooden Horse, and Aeneas Visits the Lower World. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, and pronunciation of difficult words is integrated into the text itself. Excerpts are also included that share how words have entered our language through these stories. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 009197
    ISBN: 9781454710547
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      Learn about the stars while having some dot-to-dot fun with these oversized, challenging puzzles. Each constellation is given two pages – information about the constellation on the right and the constellation puzzle on the left. Information for each includes the mythology of the constellation, its place in the zodiac, and information about special stars within the constellation. Each puzzle takes up a full page (11.5” x 11.5”); just follow the tiny stars and dots to complete the constellation. The number of dots per puzzle varies from 300-500+, with the actual constellation formation imposed onto the puzzle you are completing. It includes 29 constellations in all to “brighten” up your science curriculum. Diagrams of the answers and a short glossary are included at the back of the book. Discover the constellations as you learn and draw your way through the night sky. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 004943
    ISBN: 9780446574754
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    The New York Times Book Review called it "at once a reference book and a book which may be read for stimulation and pleasure." Edith Hamilton has done a marvelous job in compiling and retelling these tales of so long ago. From the gods of Olympus in the Greek tradition and the gods of Rome they inspired, to the stories of love and adventure, of war and heroes, and of families and royalty, this book covers it all. In fact, it also includes myths of lesser importance, myths of extreme brevity, and the myths of the Norsemen. An incredible resource that has been in use for more than sixty years, its content is timeless. ~ Zach

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