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  • Item #: 014495
    ISBN: 9781931397155
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    This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the student's ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. The questions are based on the content of three recommended atlases (one for each age group) which are listed in the key resources below. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of "Points of Interest," where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then it's Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

    Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and one or more of the recommended atlases (depending on the age of the student(s). Three other "key" recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Josh's Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Manna's Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below. An almanac is also recommended, in case you don't have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specific one, but it is available from Geography Matters. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 046855
    ISBN: 9781933407944
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  • Item #: 043223
    ISBN: 9781933407913
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    Math is used every day and all around us, and with this book by Visual Manna you can help your students realize the concept. This book can be used as a supplement to your math program which would allow students to see the connection to cooking, architecture, engineering, and other aspects of everyday life. It touches upon the math concepts of money, time, measurement, geometry, real numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions, angles, multiples, prime numbers, and factors. Students will see how, through the centuries, famous artists have used math to create great works. Learn about the Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Mean, symmetry, and more as you look at the use of math in art. 83 pgs, pb. – Donna

  • Item #: 002048
    ISBN: 9781933407883
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    This book continues the quest to integrate art activities across the curriculum. A noticeable improvement in this book is the chronological organization and a helpful table of contents to make it even easier to correlate these fantastic art and art-appreciation activities with your study of history. Sharon Jeffus recommends several artists and particular artistic works to study as well. Activities run the gamut from crafts to drawing skills, from art appreciation to studies of particular artists. All are accompanied by well-researched textual information and black-and-white illustrations. I love the variety of activities and media used - and so will your children. These are all high- interest, involving activities that not only expand on their history study, but teach art skills as well. Always considerate of the home school environment, Sharon has done an excellent job of selecting activities appropriate for use with a wide age range of children as well.

  • Item #: 026075
    ISBN: 9781942446064
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    "Two-fer" studies are such a good idea. One course; two subjects covered. This particular combination – literature and art – makes so much sense. Richly illustrated with both full-color reproductions of masterpiece art plus step-by-step art lessons, this book will serve as a reference (for literary terms), an art appreciation course, and a drawing instruction manual. This should give you a little idea of its flexibility. The book is organized around different types/genres of literature: epic poetry, fable, science fiction, novel, and journal writing – to name just a few. Each genre is defined plus examples cited (good suggestions for reading lists). Masterpiece art that relates in some way to the genre is provided, and several art projects are described and facilitated. To give you an idea of how this all works, take the example of the segment on free form verse. Starting with some biographical information on Robert Frost (an American master of free form verse), Mrs. Jeffus focuses on a specific poem – The Road Not Taken – giving website links to where it can be found and read. She then has two artwork examples of paths – each very different from the other, and she describes the differences. Then citing another Frost poem – this one mentioning a crow – she has a short segment on painting birds and references Audubon providing an example of his work with the suggestion that the student reproduce the shapes found in the painting. She continues with the shape theme of the art lesson with examples of other bird paintings by Thorburn and a rabbit by Durer. With the rabbit picture, the student is led through the steps of creating a similar rabbit. Likewise with an owl painting. She ends the segment by noting how we can communicate certain characteristics by artistic additions. For instance, we communicate that an owl is "wise" by adding a graduation cap and glasses. This segment is longer than some but others follow a similar pattern.

    There are no lesson plans, per se. However, there are reading suggestions throughout plus lots of art projects and even discussion questions. The tone of the course is conversational and comfortable. This course could be completed independently, I think, by a high school student or to varying degrees of accomplishment and with varying amounts of assistance by younger students. A short, illustrated vocabulary and a simple end-of-course test (define genres and give examples) conclude the book. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 004198
    ISBN: 9781933407920
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    Teaching History Through Art covers ancient history through the Renaissance. Because a culture's art gives insights into their society, ample illustrations, lively and informative text, and related activities teach us about civilizations through the ages. For example, one activity is on Vase Painting, with information related to the Archaic period from about the late seventh century B.C. to 480 B.C. Two photographs of Grecian vases are displayed, with corresponding art activities. One is to make a vase with a picture on it, starting with self-hardening clay. Directions are included for coil building a vase. Another idea is given for painting on a coffee can, to experience painting on a curved surface. Directions for surface preparation and completion are included. Another page relates the story of the Bayeux Tapestry, along with a scene from the artwork. The corresponding art activity is to produce a three-foot mural relating another famous battle in history, using oil or chalk pastels. Still another page tells about the navigator and explorer Captain Cook. After a brief but interesting biographical sketch, students are given directions to build their own ship in a bottle. Renaissance topics, along with wonderful art activities, include: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Galileo, Gutenberg, Dürer, Mercator, Boticelli, Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in the Renaissance, St. Peter's Basilica, Peter Paul Rubens, Painting in the Renaissance, Triptych, and Illuminated Manuscripts. Each gives you well-researched and interesting background information, along with a correlated art activity. This book would be easy to incorporate into any history study, particularly the literature-based programs from Greenleaf Press, Beautiful Feet, or Hillside Academy.

  • Item #: 004196
    ISBN: 9781933407906
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  • Item #: 055712
    ISBN: 9781933407661
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  • Item #: 055710
    ISBN: 9781933407715
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    History, science and art…what's not to love! Beginning with a brief historical lesson on the dinosaur and the dragon, this book smoothly transitions to art lessons with strategically placed historical tidbits. Art techniques your child will learn include sculpting three-dimensional dinosaurs, basic shape and line drawings, shading, shadowing and textures, grid drawing, motions, color wheel, and perspective. Website links offer supplemental science and history information as well as a few bonus art projects, and Scripture references complement the art instruction. Available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055709
    ISBN: 9781933407760
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  • Item #: 055708
    ISBN: 9781933407692
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    Designed to enhance Bible lessons, these hands-on project lessons will facilitate your child's comprehension of diverse Bible concepts from the Old and New Testament. Projects vary from coloring with markers/crayons to making an origami angel. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Recommended supplies include markers, oil pastels, tempera paints, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, construction paper, brown paper bags, paper plates and other easy-to-locate items. A convenient resource to supplement family Bible lessons or use in a Sunday school classroom. Available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055707
    ISBN: 9781933407838
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  • Item #: 055706
    ISBN: 9781933407821
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  • Item #: 055705
    ISBN: 9781933407807
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  • Item #: 055704
    ISBN: 9781933407814
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  • Item #: 055703
    ISBN: 9781933407784
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  • Item #: 047946
    ISBN: 9781933407722
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  • Item #: 047945
    ISBN: 9781933407685
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  • Item #: 047942
    ISBN: 9781933407678
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  • Item #: 047941
    ISBN: 9781933407654
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    The "Art Adventures in Narnia CD" includes the entire text of volumes 1 and 2 in electronic form.
  • Item #: 047116
    ISBN: 9781942446118
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  • Item #: 046858
    ISBN: 9781480271548
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    Designed to enhance Bible lessons, these hands-on project lessons will facilitate your child's comprehension of diverse Bible concepts from the Old and New Testament. Projects vary from coloring with markers/crayons to making an origami angel. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Recommended supplies include markers, oil pastels, tempera paints, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, construction paper, brown paper bags, paper plates and other easy-to-locate items. A convenient resource to supplement family Bible lessons or use in a Sunday school classroom. 69 pgs, sc. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046857
    ISBN: 9781503232297
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  • Item #: 046856
    ISBN: 9781933407890
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  • Item #: 046602
    ISBN: 9781933407968
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    Providing a gentle introduction to familiar Old and New Testament stories, this easy-to-use book from Visual Manna brings together a Scripture verse, condensed Bible story, simple songs, and art activities which have been designed to develop fine motor skills. Recommended supplies are cardstock paper, glue, markers or crayons, and scissors. Simple enough for an older sibling to be able to lead Bible lessons with younger children. Softcover book contains 19 Bible lessons in 45 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046600
    ISBN: 9781933407975
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  • Item #: 046599
    ISBN: 9781942446057
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    Meet George Catlin, a genre artist from the 1800s, who journeyed west to paint the Plains Indians and their way of life. With a goal to record history by painting the appearance and customs of America's native people, we are forever indebted to him for providing us a visual record of a different time and its peoples. Containing authentic illustrations, basic art techniques, coloring pages and historically accurate text, Sharon Jeffus (Visual Manna) has given us a fun, hands-on resource that ties art and history together to engage even our most reluctant learners. sc, 28 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046450
    ISBN: 9781942446026
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    History, science and art... what's not to love! Beginning with a brief historical lesson on the dinosaur and the dragon, this book smoothly transitions to art lessons with strategically placed historical tidbits. Art techniques your child will learn include sculpting three-dimensional dinosaurs, basic shape and line drawings, shading, shadowing and textures, grid drawing, motions, color wheel, and perspective. Website links offer supplemental science and history information as well as a few bonus art projects, and Scripture references complement the art instruction. pb, 78 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 045732
    ISBN: 9781933407845
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