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  • Item #: 015278
    ISBN: 9780851513843
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    Join with a fictitious family as they embark on one of the most important and most well known voyages in United States history. Be there as they encounter hardship, danger, and excitement. Meet those people who were actually onboard when the ship made its crossing back in 1620 - Master Reynolds, John Howland, and William Butten. Witness also the incredible grace and blessing that the God bestowed on this boat load of Pilgrims. You guessed it, this is the true tale of the Mayflower's voyage, told as a story through the eyes of the Lovelace family. An enjoyable read for all ages. ~ Zach

  • 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 #: 049317
    ISBN: 9780595380473
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    Taken as a slave to work in a monastery in Brazil, Isobel Ben Lazar is a young girl who yearns for freedom from the oppression. Finally, she is able to make a break for it and secretly boards a ship for Amsterdam in 1654. However, instead of being reunited with her family in Europe, her boat lands in New Amsterdam. Through these events, she is part of the first group of Jews to arrive in the New World, pioneering the wave of Jewish immigrants who will eventually travel the oceans to find freedom in America. The story is set during the Portuguese Inquisition and takes readers from Brazil to the Colonies during an extensive voyage over the seas. 200 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 038134
    ISBN: 9780692541364
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      The disaster of the Sultana, a riverboat making its way up the Mississippi river, is a well-documented but poorly remembered story. This book rekindles the memory of the fated riverboat and its doomed passengers. The story focuses on a 17-year-old girl named Elizabeth. She and her family are headed North, away from the devastation and destruction wrought in the South during the Civil War. As the steamboat heads upstream, Union ex-prisoners are taken on board: battered and bruised, lingering memories of a total war. Two young war veterans, Elijah and Andrew, are among those who are returning home. But not all the ex-soldiers are so kind; Elizabeth’s father demands she stay in her cabin at all times now that so many desperate men are on board. She craves freedom, and with the help of a young boy named Joe, she just might be able to get away and have some fun. But disaster looms just below deck… 110 pgs, sc.

  • Item #: 020722
    ISBN: 9781887456005
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    I love reading about the guiding hand of God in our nation's history. I find the story fascinating and the men of faith and conviction inspiring. This book is written in the same vein. Based on the assumption that all of history is providential, we learn how God's presence was evident at our nation's founding in the hearts and minds of the men who fought for independence and framed the Constitution. The book opens with an overview of geography and ancient history before moving to American history. A portion of the book is devoted to the history of education in our country. Later chapters focus on our decline as a nation, and a reconstructionist view is presented for bringing our nation back to what the authors believe God wants it to be. This book is used as a teacher resource for the Beautiful Feet American history studies. Lots of pictures and illustrations. 300 pgs.

    If you want to dig a little deeper into source documents referred to in America's Providential History, get the accompanying Documentary Sourcebook. Inspiring in its own right, this book includes speeches and documents that portray the Christian influence in the founding and history of our nation. A sampling of the offerings in this book includes excerpts from Columbus' Journal of His First Voyage, Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England, Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, Washington's Farewell Address, excerpts from Democracy in America, the 1853 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of congressional chaplains. 136 pg, pb.

    For ease of tying these two books together, consider the Teacher's Guide, which includes: APH chapter outlines; study questions for each of the 18 chapters, with answers; three exams, with answers; and a list of books for further study. 102 pgs, pb. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 013082
    ISBN: 9780486415376
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    This fast-paced book tells the dramatic story of the 1839 voyage of the schooner Amistad and her cargo of Africans bound for slavery in the New World. It's a true tale of mutiny on the high seas when the Africans, lead by Cinque, a young African farmer, revolt and seize control of the ship. The liberated Africans then start for home, but instead of reaching Africa, they wind up in New England. The results of these events, and the trial that ensued became front-page news. Were Cinque and the others rebellious slaves and mutineers? Were they property that must be returned to its rightful owners? Or, were they simply honest men and women trying to regain their freedom? 113 pgs.

  • Item #: 073684
    ISBN: 9780590445696
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  • Item #: 019992
    ISBN: 9780942617566
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    Another "Uncle Eric" book from Bluestocking Press, this one comparing events from the Roman Empire to happenings in our country today. Are we losing our freedoms, and does this mirror events in Ancient Rome? Uncle Eric presents the model of our government as intended and gives you his opinion on events today.

  • Item #: 005049
    ISBN: 9781845503956
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    This novel is set in ancient Greece and tells the fictionalized story of Onesimus, a runaway slave whose story is included in the New Testament book of Philemon. It begins when Onesimus is a child and shows the struggles he faced as a slave. As he grows and eventually escapes slavery, he is constantly faced with new Christians coming into his life, and he even becomes close with Paul. Though he resists Christianity, Onesimus eventually embraces Christ and returns to his master to ask for forgiveness for running away. Romance plays a part in the book, as Onesimus struggles for freedom so he can marry a woman he first met in his childhood. With adventure, characters from the Bible, and events that easily could have happened, this book is entertaining as well as touching. 222 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 039424
    ISBN: 9780452262935
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    This classic by George Orwell made phrases like "Big Brother" and "Thought Police" part of our national vocabulary. It's a haunting tale of conformity and identity set during a time when the government controls not only information, but individual thought and memory as well. A common man, Winston Smith, joins an underground brotherhood that fights against the Republic – he's an enemy of the state. The novel follows his rebellion, imprisonment, torture, and re-education. It's a compelling book full of subtle (and not so subtle) warnings about the power of government and the importance of personal freedom. A haunting and thought-provoking read. 294 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 019884
    ISBN: 9780064440424
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    A clever young boy helps an escaping slave family follow the "drinking gourd" along the Underground Railroad to freedom.

  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 003903
    ISBN: 9780802447999
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    Little Pilgrim's Progress maintains all the allegorical messages, characters and places of the original. Helen Taylor wanted a younger audience (elementary and middle school children) to profit from the allegory as much as countless generations of "grown-up" Christians had before them. Accordingly, the language and vocabulary is more accessible and the main character is a young boy rather than a man. See more details on the corresponding Adventure Guide, which examines everything from literary elements to biblical truths found in the book.

  • Item #: 002481
    ISBN: 9780140341584
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    The 1951 Newbery Medal Winner. Born a prince in Africa, Amos Fortune believes he must live to serve his people. Although captured and brought to the United States as a slave, Amos never forgets his high calling. In spite of his circumstances, Amos lives his life as a testimony to freedom - the freedom that can only come from faith in God. By Elizabeth Yates.

  • Item #: 048737
    ISBN: 9780152063788
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    When young Galwyn, a mistreated apprentice on his uncle's ship, meets the Briton Lord Artos, he is filled with admiration for this man who will someday become King Arthur. Thanks to Galwyn's knack for languages and knowledge of horses, he is invited to join the warriors on their quest to purchase warhorses and transport them back to Britain. When the voyage ends, Galwyn has succeeded in earning Artos' favor – and a job on his estate continuing to care for the horses. At home, Artos attempts to unify the Britons against the Saxons while Galwyn and the other horse hands breed, train, and care for the growing herd. Even in the safety of Artos' estate, threats to the horses lurk in the form of horse thieves, bandits, and lameness caused by the moisture from the soggy terrain. Artos' strategy to drive out the Saxons depends on these horses; if they lose the horses, Galwyn will have not only disappointed Artos, but will have failed his country as well! Horse-lovers are sure to especially enjoy this Arthurian adventure! 218 pgs, pb. By Anne McCaffrey. - Jess

  • Item #: 007379
    ISBN: 9781935197881
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  • Item #: 000672
    ISBN: 9780876145050
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    Born a slave, Sojourner Truth suffered the fate which befell so many enslaved families - her family was separated and sold off and promises of freedom made to her were rescinded. She decided to claim her own freedom, but the journey from that point to get back her family and free other slaves, too, was long and difficult. 64 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000671
    ISBN: 9780876145043
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    She wanted to be free from the injustices of slavery. However, she did not just want this for herself - when her escape from slavery was helped along by a Quaker woman, she didn't just sit back and enjoy a new life in Philadelphia. She ventured again and again into the South to free other slaves. In fact, she spent eleven years going back and forth, never failing to bring other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. 63 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000451
    ISBN: 9780486268446
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    A direct transcription of Columbus' logs, this is the best firsthand account of the first voyage to America and insight into the true personality Columbus.

  • Item #: 049068
    ISBN: 9780823941872
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    At the tender age of 14, Lafayette joined the French army and within 3 years attained the rank of captain. Firmly believing in democracy and freedom, he joined the Continental Army six years later to help the colonists fight against England. Considered the hero of two worlds, he dedicated his life working for equality, religious freedom and freedom of the press in his native country and the new United States of America. Photographs, illustrated maps, and biographical information provide a wonderful introduction to this revolutionary leader who secured the rights we know and love today. Timeline and glossary included. Part of the Diana Waring Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Secondary resource package. 32 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 046241
    ISBN: 9781892427601
    Retail: $46.95
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    There can be no doubt that Bright Ideas Press understands homeschoolers and knows what we are looking for in terms of educational experiences. And it’s all here in this music appreciation course. Easy to use with minimal teacher prep, designed for a one-year study arranged into 32 weekly lessons, and adaptable for multiple children of various ages (just like your family!). You see what I mean! Add to this a determined effort to recognize the impact that Christian faith and the church has had on composers and their music, and you’ll begin to understand the benefits of this study.

    Musical periods (ancient to middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary) and biographies of specific composers (26 ranging from Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach to Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and John Williams) are covered in the textual information provided in the lessons with mapwork and timeline activities. Specific listening recommendations are outlined for each composer and time period. A strong aspect of this program is the effort to show the interrelationship between different composers as well as historical events.

    You can expect to spend three days on a lesson, each of which begins by listening to recommended selections. Other parts of the first day include reading through the textual component, filling in the note-taking pages or answering the Student Review Questions, filling out the Composer Info Card, doing mapwork (where the composer was born and lived) and timeline work. The third day is just listening.

    Composer Info Cards are prepared for each composer and are exactly what they sound like. An illustration of the composer along with his name and musical period are inserted on the front of the card; a map, biographical facts, and names of compositions are on the back. One of the most interesting aspects of this program also shows up on the back of the card. The student is asked to record the evidence that we have that this person was or was not a Christian. This is discussed in the textual part of the lesson and original source information is sometimes contradictory or spotty.

    The Appendices are an amazing compilation of valuable material. Aforementioned composer musical selections with web-links, listening cues and discussion questions are included along with a valuable glossary and suggested resources for students and teachers. Purchase of the text includes access to a downloadable Companion Guide. In this Companion Guide, you’ll find answers to the lesson exercises and student review questions, plus all the reproducibles: student review/lesson exercise pages, Composer Info cards, maps, timelines, coloring pages, and game templates. Purchasing families have complete freedom to make copies of any of these resources as needed for family use but co-ops and schools are asked to contact the publisher.

    The target audience for this course is middle school students. However, I think there’s a lot of room for flexibility here. For instance, it would be easy to draw younger family members into listening both to read-aloud lessons and music and the coloring, leaving mapwork and timeline work for the older kids. But, what about high school credit for this course? The content here is thorough and complete, and if covered as outlined in the course, it would seem adequate for a high school level half-credit in music appreciation. If using it at that level, though, I would encourage the addition of some essay-writing assignments. Text is 2nd ed. HC. 162 pgs. ~ Janice
     

  • Item #: 043957
    ISBN: 9780743277709
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    I remember reading this classic in high school and initially despising the book. Thankfully, by the end, I came to really appreciate and love the novel and its various levels of meaning. On the surface, the book is about a society of rabbits who are forced to flee their home while it's being destroyed by a land developer. They travel the English countryside, dodging all kinds of danger, looking for a safe place to live. With themes of freedom, survival, the need for a home, acceptance of different cultures, ethics, and human nature, the story about a group of rabbits is surprisingly entertaining and moving. 476 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 041955
    ISBN: 9780890519813
    Retail: $39.99
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    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 040713
    ISBN: 9780452277502
    Retail: $14.00
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pages, softcover. The Penguin Edition also has a preface by Russell Baker as well as an essay introduction about Orwell and is 102 pages, softcover. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 036443
    ISBN: 9780875527482
    Retail: $12.99
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    Here's another great Mr. Pipes book by Douglas Bond. In this story, Annie, Drew, and Mr. Pipes are vacationing in Rome. They accidentally set sail on a schooner that takes them out of Rome and on many adventures as they follow the growth of the early Christian church. As the friends see the sights of Rome, explore catacombs, and sail from various locations, Mr. Pipes adds to the children's earlier lessons and teaches them all about hymns from the early centuries, when the Christian church was just beginning. Learn about the importance of true doctrine and real worship in hymns through a fun and adventurous story. With lyrics from real hymns scattered throughout the story and factual information about old Christian songs, this book is a entertaining way to learn about some of the first hymns – what they were about, who wrote them, and how they have endured all these years. 258 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 034367
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    This set includes the first five audios from the Heritage of Our Country Album. With two 30-minute stories per disc, you'll hear the stories of Columbus planning his voyage, the early Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, the story of the US flag, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address and an additional Lincoln-themed story. An entertaining way to learn about early American history. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 033825
    ISBN: 9780152938239
    Retail: $7.99
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    Quirky poems inspired by William Blake tell the tale of a traveler going to William Blake's Inn. These inventive poems involving people at the inn and the animals who work, live, and visit there are depicted in beautiful illustrations on almost every page. This Newberry Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book will amuse readers with its unique style. Written by Nancy Willard. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. 45 pgs, pb. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 027697
    ISBN: 9780689807220
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    Ruth Mendenberg is facing the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust without her family and as an oppressed race. As she finds her way back to her Uncle Moishe's house, the last place she and her family lived, Ruth meets the maid. She is wearing Ruth's mother's dress and insensitively breaks the news that she has seen no one in Ruth's family. Ruth realizes that she has nobody and she is without a home, so she goes to the city hall to try to find out if anyone in her family has registered. Again, there is no trace of any relatives. Ruth has now become hopeless and grown callous because of all of the tragedy she has endured. Her only hope now is a stranger, Saul, who finds her as she is leaving the city hall. Saul has been checking constantly with the Jewish Agency to see who registers and to find others in any way he can. He brings Ruth to a house for refugees and says that he needs her in Palestine to help build a Jewish homeland. Ruth agrees, because she has nothing else to do, but also because the task involves helping twenty orphan children that need to be helped from over the border into Czechoslovakia to Austria. Ruth embarks on a journey where she faces many challenges and meets new people. Can the new people she meets nudge her to open up again - to feel, to cry? Will she ever find any of her family? Will she make it to safety and to freedom, where she will no longer feel outcast and discriminated against?

  • Item #: 027669
    ISBN: 9780590436281
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    Harriet Tubman was born just plain Harriet, with no last name but a strong will that would one day carry her across the line to freedom. This book shares the story of Harriet's life, from her childhood spent working until she was as strong as any man, to her intense yearnings for freedom, and of her deep convictions which sent her back into slave country time and time again to lead others to freedom. An inspiring biography of courage and determination.