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  • Item #: 014495
    ISBN: 9781931397155
    Retail: $18.95
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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 students 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 its 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 Joshs Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Mannas 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 dont 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 #: 017164
    ISBN: 9781465408853
    Retail: $19.99
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    As I oooo and aaahhh my way through the beautiful pictures in this book, I am reminded of what an amazing place the earth is. It is diverse, rugged, and awesome. DK always does an amazing job with photographic presentation, and this book is no exception. Take a visual journey from the beginning of the solar system, to rocks and minerals, water formation, weather and climate, life on earth, the human world, and mapping the world. Every photo, illustration, and map is accompanied by a small amount of information. A country factfile summarizes all of the countries of the world by offering facts about each area, population, capital, currency, official language, life expectancy, and information about an accompanying picture. A glossary is included for words that might be unfamiliar. I am always curious about new destinations and intrigued by photos from different areas (I might want to go there someday), but not all of the photos provide that information. Another thing to keep in mind is that this is from a secular perspective; theories as fact abound. 300+pgs, p/b. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 028741
    ISBN: 9780792236955
    Retail: $35.00
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    If anyone can show us the history of the world, it is National Geographic. From the earliest times through 2005, the history of the world is described, outlined, and shown in full color. The book begins with a discussion of prehistory as an alternative to creation a section that spends about 30 pages guessing and assuming an alternative theory of early history. Actual recorded history is divided into 7 time periods: First Empires (ca. 7000 B.C.-200A.D), Ancient World (2500 B.C.-900 A.D.), Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), Early Modern Period (16th-18th Century), Modern Era (1789-1914), World Wars and Interwar Period (1914-1945), and the Contemporary World (1945-2005). Each of these sections is packed with information-rich text, photos, paintings, illustrations, maps, and short bios. There are two types of timelines in the book: a running timeline along the bottom of each page, which details the date of events and important people through history, and 4 fold-out timelines one of the Roman Empire, one for the Reformation, one chronicling the French Revolution, and one covering WWII. Point to note: there are photos and paintings that show nudity and dead bodies. 636 pgs, hc.

  • 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 #: 038146
    ISBN: 9781587923203
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    Introduce young students to basic geography terms with this colorful poster. Basically, its a colorful outdoor scene with a wide variety of landscapes represented. On the colorful poster, 46 basic geographic items are labeled (like glacier, forest, hill, peninsula, gulf, desert, bay, atoll, and cliff). Its a great way for students to visualize different geographic features. The back of the poster includes a few geography activities for students to complete. Poster measures 17 x 22. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 057753
    ISBN: 9780756676094
    Retail: $32.95
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    (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. Includes: inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history, a look at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture, an examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world, eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures, a comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world.
  • Item #: 055704
    ISBN: 9781933407814
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  • Item #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
    Retail: $14.99
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
    Retail: $14.99
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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 #: 281733
    ISBN: 9781606822388
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) The Heritage Studies 1 Visuals include full-color charts to enhance lessons. It includes a timeline, maps, pictures, and interactive figures.
  • Item #: 025756
    ISBN: 9780825146152
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    Every so often in one of my college classes, a professor would show a video or small clip to illustrate a point. I always enjoyed this change-up from a normal lecture, as did most of the other students. Historical films can be a great addition to the classroom. Not only do they provide variety for learning and stimulate students interest, but also the visual history will make the events which happened long ago more real and believable for students. This book features 16 historic films covering 16 historic events to engage students in world history. Time periods and movies discussed include Ulysses, Ancient Greece; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ancient Rome; The Lion in Winter, The Middle Ages; The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Renaissance; A Man for all Seasons, The Reformation; Cromwell, the crises of the 17th century; Napoleon, The French Revolution and Napoleon; Germinal, the Industrial Revolution; Zulu Dawn, Imperialism; All Quiet on the Western Front, World War I; Nicholas and Alexandra, the Russian Revolution; Gandhi,: the decline of colonialism; Conspiracy, the Holocaust; A Bridge too Far, World War II; Hope and Glory, World War II; and Xiu Xiu: the Sent Down Girl, the end of the 20th century. Smaller units provide film suggestions for prehistory and the origins of civilization and exploration without the teachers part and student questions. This book would be a good, stand-alone overview of the different events included or a great supplement to your regular lessons on each topic. For each film the minutes, rating if applicable, background, synopsis of the plot, ideas for class discussion, other related books, materials and media resources, and actors/actresses starring in the film are given, along with a What to watch for section to read before watching the movie. There is also a section for taking brief notes on major points while watching. After the film is viewed, vocabulary and questions based on the film are provided, similar to the questions found in a literature guide. Several of the featured movies are noted as having an R rating. The guide recommends that teachers skip scenes that are offensive, although in a homeschool environment, this would entail you previewing the film before deciding which scenes you would want to skip, or how much of the film you would want to use. If your family enjoys movies, I have a feeling that you may have a crowd sitting in on these history lessons...

  • Item #: 005226
    ISBN: 9781404870192
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 032533
    ISBN: 9780753465752
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    Dont think of this as a dusty old encyclopedia; think of it as an exciting, fascinating visual tour across the globe. With page after page of incredible photographs, specially commissioned computer-generated maps, clear, concise, easy to- read text, and fact panels providing the latest figures and information, enthusiastic explorers and casual readers alike will be enthralled. Not only does this encyclopedia cover each country of the world individually, the first and last chapters are packed with yet more information and pictures, broken down as follows. The first chapter is all about the physical earth, with 47 pages about the formation of earth, earths rotation, inside earth, earths magnetism, continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, rivers and lakes, oceans and seas, landscaping by water, landscaping by ice, landscaping by wind, soil, the atmosphere, climate, world climate zones, weather, human impact, world population growth, the future, mapmaking, the physical earth, countries of the world, and earth statistics. The last chapter is a ready reference. section, with pages covering world biomes, world water, winds and ocean currents, world pollution, biodiversity and extinction, world health, world education, world wealth, world energy, world commodities, world trade, time zones, world organizations, world religions, world communications, and world statistics. Containing essential information on all the worlds countries, the authors have also included some evolutionary theories about the formation of the earth, and time spans for certain things may stretch back millions and billions of years. As a whole, though, as with any other Kingfisher book, you will not be disappointed. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 005179
    ISBN: 9781404870178
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 005187
    ISBN: 9781404870185
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 005252
    ISBN: 9781404872547
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 005266
    ISBN: 9781404870208
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 033158
    Retail: $17.49
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    One chart for each continent! These full-color charts are detailed maps labeled to show the countries, states, capitals, bodies of water, and major landmarks. Lines of longitude and latitude are also given. The charts are 17" x 22" in size and made from sturdy un-laminated cardstock. On the back of each chart are four reproducible worksheets about the continent for use in your classroom. These attractive wall charts will be great visuals for your study of the continents of the world. - elise

  • Item #: 005271
    ISBN: 9780756673253
    Retail: $17.99
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    Even more than 60 years after it ended, writers find World War II to be a subject of interest. This book from DK tells the story of World War II from the rise Fascism and Nazism to the Cold War aftermath in 2-page segments. Using the highly visual DK format of engaging graphics explained with brief, informative text, the focus of this book is the way in which various people were affected by the war. Photographs of pilots and prisoners, soldiers and civilians, Axis and Allies log the ebb and flow of the tide of war. Few books give you the you are there feeling that this one does. Pb, 192 pgs.

  • Item #: 033752
    Retail: $13.99
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    GeoCards are jumbo sized cards 6 x 4.5 that combine visual appeal with 5 easy-to-learn games. The world deck includes 50 cards of the worlds largest countries and the USA deck covers all 50 states. The games included are straightforward and differ slightly between decks. Both include games of solitaire, name the capitals, war, and 20 questions. The world deck then includes a game for collecting all the countries from a single continent, while the USA deck includes a game where you match the borders of neighboring states. The cards are glossy, bright, and colorful, with one side showing with the country or state, its population, and area; the other side shows the country or state surrounded by its neighbors and with its capital (and state nickname) labeled.
  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753463888
    Retail: $24.99
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. Zach

  • Item #: 037757
    ISBN: 9781594640933
    Retail: $19.99
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    If youve ever dreamed of taking a year and traveling around the world to see all of the most magnificent sights, this movie is for you. It shows you all the natural and manmade landmarks that people most often visit when sightseeing, along with famous buildings, historical sights, traditional festivals, and breath-taking views. It takes you to countries and places at the perfect time of year to catch the areas best attractions. The camera zooms in on the sights and makes the viewer feel like they are actually at the locations looking at the sights. A pleasant, male voice in the background points out interesting and historical information. Its like having a tour guide with you as you travel around the world. Once the DVD is finished showing and describing one area, a map of the world is shown as the tour moves onto another area. The DVD menu allows you to either view the entire one-year trip around the world or break it up into mini-trips to Europe and the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Australia and the Americas. Through this visual presentation, youll be able to do such things as celebrate New Years Eve in Paris, explore Egypts tombs, observe Africas wildebeest migration, walk Chinas Great Wall, see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, travel the Grand Canyon by mule, and end the year with Christmas in New York. Learn about different cultures, faraway lands, and historical events from around the world with this entertaining and fact-filled movie. The DVD is actually three movies put together, and each section is about 55 minutes long, making the entire DVD run 2 hours and 45 minutes. From the Readers Digest Classic Collection. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 008760
    ISBN: 9781480270503
    Retail: $19.95
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    Another title in the art through the core series by Visual Manna, this one is a great complement to Teaching Geography Through Art (see description). Some of the topics and countries visited include mountains, islands, gardens, lighthouses, cities, bridges and architecture, ballet, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Holland. Along the way, kids will be exposed to many different masterpieces (black and white reproductions, unfortunately!) and art techniques - drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. and be encouraged to try their hand at these mediums. 82 pgs. The book is also available on CD, consisting of PDF files of the actual book so you can print off the pages you want, as you need them. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 004198
    ISBN: 9781480270541
    Retail: $9.95
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    Teaching History Through Art covers ancient history through the Renaissance. Because a cultures 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, Drer, Mercator, Boticelli, Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in the Renaissance, St. Peters 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 #: 045732
    ISBN: 9781933407845
    Retail: $15.95
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  • Item #: 006252
    ISBN: 9780199171583
    Retail: $16.95
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    When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, it preserved a snapshot of life in Roman culture. How did it happen? What would it have been like to experience Europes largest natural disaster? Not only will you find out in this informative and picture-rich book, but youll also learn about the way of life in Pompeii and the Roman world. Youll learn about the buildings they lived in, the furniture they used, their trades and crafts, and the different classes of people and their roles. Photographs and illustrations (including some cross-cuts of buildings) are on nearly every page, giving a visual dimension to bring the ancient era to life. The only drawback to this highly informative and thorough presentation of Pompeiis history is some nudity. 77 pgs., pb.

  • Item #: 005954
    ISBN: 9781568558868
    Retail: $19.99
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    Journey back in time to see the seven wonders of the ancient world with this fascinating DVD. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, this DVD explains the history behind the Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and more. The presentations contain plenty of live footage of these amazing sights, plus re-enactments by costumed interpreters of the significant people and events surrounding the construction of these landmarks. Maps, computer graphics, and other visuals help bring the structures to life. The DVDs Extra Features section contains information about Alexanders connection to the Seven Wonders plus brief presentations on Seven Alternate Wonders that could qualify as the Eighth Wonder. (The Parthenon, Great Wall of China, and Colosseum are some of the contenders for that eighth spot.) A great supplement to any study of the ancient world. Runtime is over 2 hrs. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 018029
    Retail: $129.99
    Rainbow Price: $99.95
    This globe guides young children on an exciting interactive adventure to introduce geography basics. Like the original GeoSafari Talking Globe, it uses quiz games to familiarize children with geography. Two game modes and variable subjects allow children to learn geography with spoken and visual clues, then immediately quiz each lesson. Digital voice technology, sound, and music add entertainment and educational value. An illustrated 12 globe has just the right amount of detail and color-coding to make it fun and easy for young children to read. Features adjustable volume, question repeat, help button, lights, and sounds. Variable subject selection lets you focus learning on continents, countries, US states, or oceans. The simple, colorful globe and multiple-choice questions are perfect for beginning geography students. One to three players, requires four C batteries or an AC adapter (sold separately).
  • Item #: 033767
    Retail: $13.99
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    GeoCards are jumbo sized cards 6 x 4.5 that combine visual appeal with 5 easy-to-learn games. The world deck includes 50 cards of the worlds largest countries and the USA deck covers all 50 states. The games included are straightforward and differ slightly between decks. Both include games of solitaire, name the capitals, war, and 20 questions. The world deck then includes a game for collecting all the countries from a single continent, while the USA deck includes a game where you match the borders of neighboring states. The cards are glossy, bright, and colorful, with one side showing with the country or state, its population, and area; the other side shows the country or state surrounded by its neighbors and with its capital (and state nickname) labeled.
  • Item #: 011952
    ISBN: 9781928860082
    Retail: $12.95
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    Over 60 composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century eras listed in color coded fashion. Major works listed.

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