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Voices Of Americas Past

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  • Item #: 020596
    ISBN: 9781511901413
    Retail: $18.95
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  • Item #: 012180
    ISBN: 9781930367531
    Retail: $12.75
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    This Mr. Pipes book features the two young Americans and Mr Pipes in a story about the worship of our Almighty God. You will be introduced to many great American hymn writers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including John Eliot, Samuel Davies and Phillips Brooks. Learn that true worship is not isolated from believers of the past but is, rather, built upon their Godly traditions. Sprinkled throughout the book are beautiful illustrations and reproductions of the music and words to some of the hymns.

  • Item #: 054505
    ISBN: 9781935877004
    Retail: $14.00
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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 #: 006690
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    Was America founded as a Christian nation? What role did diversity play in the early years of our country? What is the future of faith in our society? This fascinating DVD series explores these issues, and many more. This set contains six 30 minute episodes on two discs. This series surveys 400+ years of Christianity in America, including key people, events, movements and controversies from the Protestant, Catholic and Evangelical perspectives. Expert commentary and vivid illustrations bring the past to life in this well researched series. Bonus features include interviews, PDF printable transcripts and discussion questions. Questions vary from recall of information to higher level thinking and analysis (no answers included).

    The first episode, "Faith in America", explores the history of religion in America from the Mayflower compact through the Declaration of Independence. It also covers the development of the consumer driven religion in the late 1700s, the circuit riders, and the "mega churches" of today. The second episode, "Many Mansions", explores the changes to America's landscape from alternative religions, including Joseph Smith's Latter Day Saints, the Shakers, and Jim David Koresh's Branch Davidian movement. The parachurch organizations and the Jesus movement are also briefly covered. Episode three, "Rebels with a Cause", surveys social issues and the role of faith, including a look at slavery, prohibition and the social gospel. Episode four, "Challenges and Change", takes a look at the impact of cultural changes on faith in America, including mass media: TV, movies, music, and the internet. Episode five, "Home Grown Saints", looks at ten influential Christians who changed the course of religious and cultural life in America. The final episodes explore eight key questions focusing on the role of faith in our culture and the global community, how people of faith should interact with others, and good stewardship of God's creation. An essential resource that inspires and motivates you to see the big picture impact faith plays in on our society. 2 DVDs. 180 minutes. ~ Deanne

  • 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 #: 009458
    ISBN: 9781442239357
    Retail: $15.95
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    This handy reference book compiled and edited by Bill Adler, contains a collection of some of the best quotations from eight influential founders of the United States. Readers will be exposed to the wit and wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Paine on a wide variety of topics. Organized by each founder, you’ll find quotations on a variety of topics. This is a great resource for writing reports or papers or to simply gain a better understanding of the views of influential personalities from the past. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 014522
    ISBN: 9781885593313
    Retail: $12.95
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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 #: 021338
    ISBN: 9781584740193
    Retail: $25.00
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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 #: 060399
    Retail: $49.95
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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 #: 008440
    ISBN: 9780544455955
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    Cowgirl spirit is well summarized, “Nothing can keep my down! I can do better.” Filled with spunk, adventure and courage, these women of the Wild West overcame obstacles from friend, foe, and frontier and emerged victorious. Daughters and sons will be mesmerized by the well-researched stories and journal entries of the equestriennes, sharpshooters, outlaws, wranglers and performers from America’s past. Covers 1840s pioneers through today’s rodeo riders including the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Lavishly illustrated with black & white and color photographs. pb, 112 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 044183
    ISBN: 9780689812477
    Retail: $24.99
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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 #: 019283
    ISBN: 9781588102997
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 034384
    ISBN: 9781933241036
    Retail: $7.95
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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 #: 037757
    ISBN: 9781594640933
    Retail: $19.99
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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 #: 014480
    ISBN: 9780805082265
    Retail: $17.99
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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 #: 021594
    ISBN: 9780975345511
    Retail: $20.00
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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 #: 035689
    ISBN: 9781403468154
    Retail: $8.99
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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 #: 028875
    ISBN: 9781615306848
    Retail: $36.65
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  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
    Retail: $7.99
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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 #: 067725
    ISBN: 9781683440604
    Retail: $34.99
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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 #: 069815
    ISBN: 9780060575724
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 025614
    ISBN: 9780689843297
    Retail: $6.99
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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 #: 052077
    ISBN: 9780756682750
    Retail: $18.99
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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 #: 003620
    ISBN: 9780471161684
    Retail: $14.95
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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 #: 040974
    ISBN: 9789814237628
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    Covers articles and nouns, quantifiers, abstract and possessive nouns, noun phrases and clauses, adjectival phrases and clauses, adverbials of time and reason, adverbs of degree, present participles used as gerunds, phrasal verbs, modal verbs, verbs, simple past and past continuous tenses, present perfect tense, present perfect continuous tense, past perfect and past perfect continuous tense, expressing future time, simple and compound sentences, clauses and complex sentences, conditional clauses, and active and passive voice. 100 worksheets, 114 pages.
  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
    Retail: $6.99
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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 #: 028954
    ISBN: 9781499804508
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 018068
    ISBN: 9781557992192
    Retail: $8.99
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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 #: 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

  • Item #: 036343
    ISBN: 9781936147250
    Retail: $25.00
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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