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  • Item #: 020596
    ISBN: 9781511901413
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  • Item #: 035689
    ISBN: 9781403468154
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    This book reminds us of the important people and documents behind the historic John F. Kennedy Inaugural Speech. This landmark speech from America's past has shaped our country and our freedom as it exists today. This 48-page reader explores the events and history surrounding the topic through interesting text, helpful illustrations and captioned photographs. A glossary, ideas for further reading, and index are included.
  • Item #: 034384
    ISBN: 9781933241036
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    This workbook gives kids the chance to use their cutting and pasting skills to create cute crafts. Simple, illustrated instructions show children where to glue, where to cut, where to fold, and how to put it all together. Projects increase in complexity and include paper rings, animal masks, finger puppets, flying toys, and more.

  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
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    Though small in stature, James Madison was a powerful influence in our country's past. His eloquence and political intelligence greatly contributed to the shaping of the Constitution and our nation and led young America through two wars. This 159-page Jean Fritz biography recounts the industrious life of this great president through captivating text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 004363
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    Traverse your way through the United States of America in order of statehood with these spiral-bound state studies. Developed for two different age groups, both books help students discover how the United States was formed over the years by introducing the states in the order in which they became states. In the book for older students, lesson plans at the front of the book provide teachers with an outline and a small timeline of important events surrounding the statehood of that state. This section also holds five review lessons and quizzes to be assigned periodically. The body of the book contains the state-specific pages; each state is allotted three pages to provide students with a complete overview. The first of these pages holds interesting facts about cities, firsts, inventions, and other boasts of that state. At the bottom of this page, students can fill in other fascinating facts they discover about the states through their own research. The second page on each state is the data page; this covers the state's nickname, motto, symbols (bird, tree, flower and flag), historical sites, information on the economy, and a small map work section. Students decode the nickname and motto, read the passage on historical sites, cut and paste the correct state symbols from the back to the spaces provided, and use other appendices to answer the questions on the state's economy and complete the map work. The last state page in each series offers a brief, interesting reading passage on a notable event from that state. Appendices at the back provide the answers to the state data activities as well as the review lessons and quizzes.

    In the newer book for young learners, much of the same format is followed; students still receive four fun worksheets for each state, which cover state symbols, mapwork, special people, date of statehood, capital city, motto, and nickname. Suggested teaching schedules are still provided and this book is even more focused on building character, patriotism, Christian (pid, dsc) values, and a love for geography. Many younger students won't be able to read the text in the book, but will still benefit from having the information read to them. Activities include coloring, cutting, pasting, and learning about interesting people from each state. Full-color symbol pictures are included for both levels. Steph

  • Item #: 003620
    ISBN: 9780471161684
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    What was life like in 1732 in colonial America? To find out, let's "live" with the six members of the Mayhew family for a year on their farm in western Massachusetts. The text takes us through each season of the year, with numerous projects to show how things were done back then. Projects include making Jack Wax (maple syrup on snow), weaving a pot holder, playing quoits, churning butter, making a corncob doll, dipping candles, and fabricating snow goggles. Lots of good information and lots of fun, too. 118 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 069815
    ISBN: 9780060575724
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  • Item #: 069643
    ISBN: 9781609991142
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       This 2-disc set includes the narration of the texts Exploring America, parts 1 and 2. This is intended to supplement the curriculum and is very helpful for auditory learners. The recordings include the content of the lessons but not the lessons assignments, the selections from American Voices, or any student review material - this is just a narration of the text. These are in MP3 format and are only compatible with MP3 players like your computer or other devices that are labeled as such and can be downloaded to electronic devices. There is approximately 36 hours of play time, read by Ray Notgrass.

  • Item #: 067725
    ISBN: 9781683440604
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     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Beginning 2 or are in grades 4 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, description, and paragraphing. Students will understand that ideas in sentences are connected, and flow from one sentence to the next; list the main points in the summary of a story; understand that there is a voice which speaks to the reader; realize the structure of description, and start descriptions with general statements; use past tense, present tense, and future tense; and recognize a character’s physical positions and realize how position controls what characters know. Literature lessons include plot (sequence of events, cause/effect, character, driving forces, exposition, complication, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, putting it all together, and conflict among individuals, society, setting, and internally. 279 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 060399
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    Providing the “rest of the story,” this series by Dr. Carol Reynolds (music professor from the Discovering Music series) will add depth to your U.S. History study. Within the context of a chronological examination of America’s musical heritage, Professor Carol expertly weaves art, literature, and cultural studies. The two DVDs cover eight units: Regionalism, Legacy, and Preservation (an overview); Contrasting Traditions of the Puritans and Moravians (1620-1760); America’s Founders and Their Arts (1700-1800); Architecture, Soundscapes, and New Directions (1780-1850); The Arts Shaped by Conflict (1820-1865); Americans on the Move (1810-1880); Native America Revisited; Immigration and American Theater (1850-1920); and Exploring the New and Preserving the Old (1900-1960). Professionally produced videos incorporate biographical sketches, anecdotal information, video clips of musical performances, historical segments, and artwork. Professor Carol also provides introductory and connecting information in a one-room schoolhouse setting. Supplementary articles, interviews and notes are available at www.exploringheritage.com. 4 hours running time ~ Janice

    Professor Carol takes you across the country with 38 friends and specialists to look at America's history through the lens of the Fine Arts and to discover just how rich and vibrant America's past really was.

  • Item #: 054505
    ISBN: 9781935877004
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    Beginning with the challenges faced with managing a household and three plantations, 16 year old Eliza Lucas begins her letter writing journey. Encompassing her lifetime, these lively letters detail her adventures in managing her father's household, educating her sister and the black children on the plantation, and her many business schemes. She also writes words of encouragement to four generations of men in her family, including her two sons, who were Revolutionary War heroes. 2 CDs. 2hrs. 17 min.

  • Item #: 052077
    ISBN: 9780756682750
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    This broad view of history and culture is beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings depicting how people lived in the past. Beginning with cave-dwellers in South Africa over 200,000 years ago, students can read about people and places like early farmers in the Stone Age and the first towns to the bustling modern city of Tokyo. A few pages each are dedicated to ancient Egyptian life, the Romans, and the Mayans. The Vikings are followed by medieval China and France, then to the year 1500 and Timbuktu in Africa. Then it's on to Istanbul, Vienna and Salzburg, to the west coast of Canada in the early 1800s. 1830s British factory workers and 1950s suburban America are back to back. Jump over to India and Tokyo and your photo tour ends. There is a series of riddles (with answers in the back) and a time line to show all of the places and events and how they fit together. A glossary helps kids learn some new vocabulary. There is a bit of everything covered in broad terms. I think kids would enjoy the caption-style pages. 80 pgs, hb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050367
    ISBN: 9781609612412
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    This popular nutrition savvy weight loss series has taken America by storm. Promoting a "No Diet Weight Loss" solution these books focus on educating consumers and providing food swap ideas and recipes for some of the most popular meals at home and in restaurants. Eat This, Not That Supermarket Survival Guide introduction focuses on making wise choices at the grocery store, including serving sizes (labels can be deceptive), high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, food additives and how the nutritional content of animal, fruits, and vegetables have changed over the past forty years.

    Chapter 1, Mastering the Market, shares food industry secrets (you may not want to read this near mealtime!) and the twenty worst packaged foods in America. Chapter 2 focuses on the produce aisle. For instance: Did you know iceberg lettuce has the nutritional equivalency of a plastic office plant? Also included are: tips for selecting the perfect fruit/vegetables; surviving the salad bar; and an organic fruit primer which shows you the organic options that are worth the extra cost. Chapter 3 centers on meat and fish. Choosing lean meats and making sense of meat labels are emphasized. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on stocking the perfect pantry and refrigerator. In this section, you are introduced to the well-known "Eat This, Not That" comparisons. In these chapters you will find comparisons for deli meats, hot dogs/sausage, yogurt, butter/butter substitutes, grains, breads/rolls/buns, tortillas/pitas/wraps, cereal, sauces, salad dressing, canned/cupped fruits, canned/jarred vegetables plus many others. Chapter 6 Snacks and Sweets provides a healthy snack matrix, the trans-fattiest foods in the supermarket (the top ten list may surprise you!), and the "Eat This, Not That" comparisons for chips, pretzels/snack mixes, boxed crackers, protein bars, granola and cereal bars, popcorn plus many others. Chapter 7 guides you through the healthiest (and unhealthiest) freezer selections with the "Eat This, Not That" comparisons for various ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen treat products. Also compared are frozen items: pizza, pasta, fish, beef and chicken entrees, appetizers and more. Chapter 8 contains the "Drink This, Not That" beverage decoder and drink comparisons for juices, smoothies and shakes, tea, energy drinks, and more.

    Money saving shopping guide and ten "Cook this, Not that" classic American recipes conclude this eye catching, brightly illustrated book. This book would be a tremendous benefit for families seeking to eat healthier or those simply curious about the nutritional content of popular items in the marketplace. The full color photographs of actual grocery products may be beneficial in engaging children and teaching them to recognize healthy and unhealthy foods as we lead them in making healthy personal food choices. The smaller size 6 ½" x 6 ½" makes it a perfect carry along with your weekly shopping trips. 319 pgs., sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 047088
    ISBN: 9780983528173
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     Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. 

  • Item #: 044183
    ISBN: 9780689812477
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    Travel the United States without leaving your chair with this beautiful collection of poems. Fifty poems representing a variety of geographic regions are included, each with its own color illustration. The poems are grouped into regional categories: Northeast, Capital (D.C.), Southeast, Great Lakes, Plains, Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Coast. Each geographical section contains a map of the states included, plus a page or two of state facts. Well-known poets including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, and Nikki Giovanni lend their voices to this collection, but there are poems by newcomers as well. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn. 83 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 037757
    ISBN: 9781594640933
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    If you've 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 area's 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. It's 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, you'll be able to do such things as celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris, explore Egypt's tombs, observe Africa's wildebeest migration, walk China's 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 Reader's Digest Classic Collection. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 036343
    ISBN: 9781936147250
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    Master the moment! Communication skills are a huge key to success. Few will argue with this truth. But it's possible that forensic interpretation is a lesser known communication skill than most. "Interp," as it's known in competitive circles, is a collection of speech events that are the oralization of literature. As one definition claims "dramatic interpretation creatively explores and develops the intellectual, emotional, and artistic embodiment of a work of literature for performance." Whether the goal is entertainment or competition, this handbook provides a complete overview of the competitive events (humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, duo interpretation, and a few others) – from preparation to performance. The author is a past competitor, now professional coach with more than a decade of experience in speech and debate. From finding and cutting a "piece" (i.e. literature selection) through memorizing, acting, communicating and on to competition, he provides the guidance you will need and want to embrace these challenging and rewarding events. Frankly, I'm impressed with the depth and details of instruction. For instance, the acting chapter includes the six keys to characterization (for "becoming" a character), a section on cartoon acting (exaggerated gestures) versus subtle acting as well as more general instruction on breathing, using your voice, and looking the part. 175 pgs. pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 028954
    ISBN: 9781499804508
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  • Item #: 028875
    ISBN: 9781615306848
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  • Item #: 028386
    ISBN: 9780375812569
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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 #: 025614
    ISBN: 9780689843297
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    This book tells the story of Cora Frear, a 19th century prairie girl. When she rides alongside her father on his house calls as a doctor one day, they encounter a huge prairie fire. Cora must work quickly with her father in order to beat the fire and save their lives.
  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
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    In reference to telling a successful joke or story you often hear, "It's all in the presentation," meaning that people will be interested or enjoy these things if the person telling them is an interesting, good storyteller. That saying captures the Artner's view of teaching and learning American history - children will enjoy history if it is presented to them in an interesting way. The basis of this guide is that learning American history is both more effectively and enjoyably done through reading children's history books rather than a history text. Although simple, this is a somewhat unique idea in many classrooms today. Many parents occasionally supplement with historical readers, either nonfiction or fiction, but few discard the history text and rely on these valuable resources completely. However, as the Artner family sees it, this is by far the best way to engage children in the history of our country. Through reading well-written, factual stories of the times and people of our nation as opposed to a dull textbook, children will truly enjoy history and have a better knowledge of our country's past. To this end, they have created this helpful guide to share their extensive knowledge of great children's history books. Divided into eight historical periods, units cover exploration and settlement (c. 1000-1775), the Colonial period (1607-1775), the War of Independence and the new government (1775-1789), national development and westward expansion (1790-1877), Civil War and reconstruction (1861-1877), Industrial Revolution and the rise of American world leadership (1878-1918), boom, depression and World War II (1919-1945), and the American century (1946-present). For each unit, parents are provided with a basic facts sheet to briefly introduce the era. This sheet includes important chronological dates and events of that time; notable people, places, and topics for reading; inventions and innovations of the time; important documents; and famous phrases. The Artner's also strongly suggest using Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework in conjunction with this text, citing page numbers of that book to read in introduction to each era and referencing history activity ideas from the same. The second teacher page for each unit holds history topics which should be covered according to E.D. Hirsch's books, What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, as well as ideas for optional fun activities relating to the topics read about. The last portion of each unit contains the reading list. Here you will find the titles and authors of what the Artner's believe to be the best children's history books. These books are divided by in print or easily found, out of print, autobiographies, advanced reading, historical fiction, and poetry, prose and song. The teacher's guide section at the front of the book offers information on selecting good history books and using this guide and provides a step-by-step schedule for teaching each unit. Helpful tips for finding any out-of-print treasures are shared at the back of the book. America has a naturally interesting story - don't squelch it with a boring retelling! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 021594
    ISBN: 9780975345511
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    If human rights come from the government then no right is ever truly secure, for whatever rights government officials determine to give citizens, they can just as easily take away! The premise of this book is that there are practical and secular reasons why Americans should be reluctant to abandon the original vision of the founding fathers to attribute the rights of man to the authoritative will of the Creator God. Featuring numerous quotations from past leading U.S. politicians, this book clearly shows leaders who recognize the value of maintaining a freedom under the higher law of Almighty God. The text has larger print and several black and white photos of famous American statesmen. 144 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 021338
    ISBN: 9781584740193
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    The seldom heard stories of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Patrick Henry, and many more will inspire and challenge young readers to value the past and guard against the present.

  • Item #: 019283
    ISBN: 9781588102997
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  • Item #: 018068
    ISBN: 9781557992192
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    This workbook provides maps and activities to teach geography and general map skills. The different kinds of maps include classroom maps, school maps, neighborhood maps, a pirate treasure map, a map of the U.S, a map of North America, a map of the continents, and a map of a Fairy Tale land. A variety of activities are given including identifying the directions, coloring different aspects of the maps, identifying map symbols, and following verbal directions to travel around a map. Students will need to color, cut and paste, match terms, and fill in blanks to finish the activities. Teacher pages highlight how to best reinforce the worksheets and give ideas for further use of the maps in the workbook. Also included is a large double-sided poster depicting a colorful map of the world on one side and a colorful map of Fairy Tale Land on the other. Many additional suggested activities can be completed with these maps. ~Rachel S.
  • Item #: 014522
    ISBN: 9781885593313
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    A fun alternative to dry state studies, Kids Learn America! provides an absorbing mix of interesting text and an abundance of educational activities. Different sections cover different historical aspects. For example, in "Map Talk" children learn about reading maps and atlases. In "Pack Your Bags" each state comes alive as they "travel" through and learn about it. In "Whether or Not" they'll find information on weather, climates, seasons, and nature. And so on. Covering the past and present, common and unusual, famous people and places, and not-so-famous people and places, this is a complete and enjoyable way to study the states.

  • Item #: 014480
    ISBN: 9780805082265
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      The author uses the famous national song, My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, as a means of conveying her own message about the historic struggle for civil rights in America. Readers learn about the many ways in which American society failed to extend freedom and liberty to all of its citizens since the days of its founding. Near the end of the book, the author does acknowledge some of the ways in which the United States has finally become a land of freedom and liberty for all. This book showcases most of the major flaws and injustices in America’s past, while it also provides a basic overview of the civil rights movement. 42 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 013852
    ISBN: 9780071841856
    Retail: $16.00
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    Sometimes language learners just need to practice verbs! Even those who have a solid understanding of how and when to use various verb tenses can benefit from verb conjugation practice. This book has 3 parts. Part 1 works on the present tense of regular verbs, which are easiest to learn. You practice formation of questions, differences between estar and ser, use of the personal a, reflexive verbs, and the present progressive mood. Part 2 covers the 6 tenses of the indicative mood (preterit, imperfect, future, conditional, present perfect, past perfect). Part 3 addresses the imperative, subjunctive, future perfect, conditional perfect, and passive voice. With over 200 exericses in all, there is plenty of practice here. There are quick references in the back (glossaries in both SPAN/ENG and ENG/SPAN, conjugation charts, and verbs that take prepositions) and an answer key. The newest edition also features a correlating app that offers audio recordings, a progress tracker, flashcards and more (requires internet access). 352 pgs, pb. ~ Sara