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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 014180
    ISBN: 9781608236763
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    This book contains a collection of 93 reproducible activity pages covering a wide range of standard geography skills designed to help younger students gain an understanding of basic geography vocabulary and concepts. Content is divided into 4 distinct sections. Section 1 focuses on map skills and provides 31 activities covering 9 different map skills (what is a map, positional words, cardinal directions, compass rose, map symbols, map key, distance on a map, borders on a map, and map grids). Section 2 provides 29 activities and covers 8 landforms and 3 bodies of water such as hills & mountains; islands & volcanoes; deserts & plains; canyons & valleys; oceans, lakes & rivers; and landforms & bodies of water. Section 3 presents the seven continents and 4 oceans through the use of 21 various activities. Each continent has an introduction page with quick facts and a corresponding activity. A physical map of each continent is provided as well. The last section of the book focuses on animal life around the world. A world map and individual continental maps showing examples of the types of animals found in various regions are provided. Furthermore, review activities are included for the first 3 sections of material and can be used for student skill assessment. Activities range in style and typically include labeling, coloring, cutting/pasting, multiple choice, short answer, and matching. Two full color fold-out maps, a simplified world map, and a landforms and bodies of water map are included for additional teaching instruction. Answers included. - Enh

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  • Item #: 006571
    ISBN: 9781629384672
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    Covers describing places on a map; understanding map symbols; working with globes; identifying more complex landforms or bodies of water; recognizing islands and volcanoes; and studying weather patterns and seasons.

  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 010886
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  • Item #: 071029
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  • Item #: 055524
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    A disastrous volcano is threatening to erupt on the dinosaurs' homeland. Work together to get the dinos to safety before it does! The game begins with 12 fern tokens face down in three different terrain areas. There are three desert areas as well, where no tokens are placed. Three dinosaurs on the mainland are in need of rescue, and players collectively try to get them to Dinosaur Island. To give a dinosaur asylum, a fern token matching a dinosaur must be flipped over when the dino is walking through the habitat the token is in. A die is rolled each turn. If a volcano is rolled be-ware! You must add a piece to the volcano. When all five pieces have been added, it's gonna blow! If a number is rolled, a dinosaur piece may be moved that number of spaces in either direction on the board. Then a player flips over a token of their choice. If the token does not match a dinosaur currently walking through the token's terrain, it is flipped back over. Try to remember what has been revealed and where, but watch out for the T-Rex token! If this token is revealed, dinosaurs are returned to their starting positions. Everyone shares game pieces, and any player can aid the player whose turn it is in remembering which tokens are where. This game fosters cooperation, memory, and basic counting. For 2-4 players. Game time: 10 minutes.

  • Item #: 011285
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  • Item #: 069217
    ISBN: 9781596739284
    Retail: $29.99
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     Interdependence of organisms and the environment; bacteria, mold and fungi; changing earth’s surface (volcanoes and earthquakes, etc.); rocks and minerals; and how electrical energy coverts to other forms.

  • Item #: 040952
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    You can conduct lots of cool experiments with this kit. Wanna make a mini volcano? You can. Jelly-like crystals? Do it. Temporary sparkling water? Yes! This awesome kit comes with enough materials to do all the experiments, and even redo the ones you really like. – Stephen

  • Item #: 038232
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    Where were chemistry kits like this when I was a kid? It has some excellent experiments, a manual that plainly explains chemistry concepts, and it comes with a chemistry station to put together! Some of the awesome experiments include making a fire extinguisher on a small scale, making color-changing slime, growing salt crystals, making “invisible” ink, and creating an underwater volcano. Some experiments are more basic and recognizable, such as a self-inflating balloon. Even the less “fun” experiments, however, are quite cool because the manual explains why the substances involved work the way they do, and later experiments may use a concept learned in previous ones. Rather than the “throw away” kits that just contain some experiments, but not a lot of useful information, I feel kids can come out with a lot of foundational chemistry knowledge after going through this one! For instance, in the classic “oil and water” experiment, the manual explains that the reason water does not mix with oil is due to water molecules being polar and oil molecules being nonpolar, which is due to the sizes of the atoms that make up the molecules. It then explains that they can be mixed if an emulsifier (dish detergent) is added. This knowledge is then applied to a later experiment with moving colors, which travel because of an emulsifier and the attractions caused by it. As the manual clearly explains the concepts that go along with the experiments, children are able to learn and apply chemistry concepts at the same time. The 20 included experiments can all be done with the enclosed materials and common household items. - Janine 

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  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
    Retail: $34.95
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    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 022648
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    Volcanoes are always interesting, but even more so when there is something hiding inside! Unearth six different igneous rocks as you chisel your way through this 3-inch volcano replica. The kit comes with one volcano with hidden rocks, a digging tool, a dusting brush, and a rock guide including short descriptions of each rock.
  • Item #: 020524
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    Covers earth science topics for junior high students: geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, light, sound, weather and more.
  • Item #: 020293
    ISBN: 9780740338083
    Retail: $99.95
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    Explore the structure of earth and a bit of astronomy in this 10-unit elective course! Units cover topics including: earth's structure, the atmosphere, the earth's crust, the water cycle, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, and the solar system. Now in USB flash drive format. Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10.

  • Item #: 014157
    ISBN: 9781629795539
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       What do you get when you cross over 1000 kid-friendly jokes with silly illustrations? This awesome joke book! Perfect for entertaining silly kiddos or keeping it fun on a long car trip, this book features classics like “Why do fish live in saltwater?” (Because pepper makes them sneeze!) as well as new favorites like “What is a volcano’s favorite food?” (Magma-roni and cheese!) 351 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 013805
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    The Chem 60 Kit will provide hours of experiment fun without harmful chemicals. Topics covered in the activities are chemical reactions, acids and bases, chromatography, crystal growing, surface tension, solutions and colloids, expansion of gases, magnetism, optics, growing plants,

    The Chemistry 60 Kit will provide hours of experiment fun without harmful chemicals. Topics explored include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, chromatography, crystal growing, surface tension, solutions and colloids, expansion of gases, magnetism, optics, growing plants, and much more. While some activities will require adult supervision, many of them can be done independently. Most items are provided in the kit, but you will need to gather household items to complete some of the activities.

    Each activity is colorfully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, and a very simple explanation for each activity is offered at the end. Students will test for acids by using red cabbage juice, write a magic message using lemon juice, build an erupting volcano, see and hear gas expand, grow salt crystals, and much more.

    Kit contains sodium hydrogen carbonate, iron powder, sand, plastic test tube rack, plastic test tubes, test tube holder, stopper, magnifying glass, green felt tip pen, plastic beaker, 25 milliliter measuring cup with lid, safety goggles, measuring spoon, eye dropper, funnel, tweezers, magnet in holder, washers, paper clip, pH scale, pH paper, thread, mirror, drinking straw, modeling dough, rubber band, Styrofoam, and instruction booklet. Stir up some ChemFun and learn some basic chemistry! ~ Donna

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  • Item #: 002063
    ISBN: 9780064440400
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    The exciting story of the eruption of Parícutan in Mexico which began as a mound in a farmer's field. This volcano not only changed the shape of the land, but the lives of all who lived nearby.

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