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  • Item #: 006340
    ISBN: 9780825143496
    Retail: $26.00
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    A set of 25 map activities to help you incorporate geography into your study of U.S. history. Requiring no preparation time, these are activities to be used independently by students with any text or study of the U.S. to help student visualize events and movements in U.S. History. As with the World History Map Activities, each exercise includes an instruction/worksheet and a map to complete. Maps and activities are reproducible for your home school only, so you will need only one copy. Answers are included to all worksheet activities and map exercises. This book is extremely well-done, covering every phase of U.S. history from discovery through "American Involvement in Vietnam."

  • Item #: 006063
    ISBN: 9780825128806
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    A wonderful way to incorporate geography into your world studies! Besides teaching basic map concepts like longitude and latitude, they help teach the facts and ideas of history; each map becoming a do-it-yourself visual aid. There are 35 map activities in all - each with a research and instruction sheet and a map to be completed, that span history from "Ancient Near East" to "Africa: The New Nations". Some maps are examples of historic concepts and terms. The map of Africa in 1914, for example, is a vivid portrayal of the concept of imperialism. Some activities are self-contained, some require reference to a text, others require some research in an atlas or encyclopedia. These sheets are not keyed to a particular text, but should work well with whatever text or course you choose - or use by itself as a survey course. A key is provided for each of the exercises, but there is no key for the map work. Sheets are reproducible (for within your home).

  • Item #: 049520
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  • Item #: 002973
    ISBN: 9780880126687
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    So, why are we offering another map outline book? Well, this one is different from the others, and we just couldn't decide which was "better", because they both would serve a slightly different user. The book begins with a Mercator Projection map of the world, followed by 45 different maps of individual countries or small clusters of countries (too many to list here). Unlike Maps, there is only one, unlabeled, map for each title, and waterways are clearly shown. An inset map of the region is included, with map's location darkened for easy reference. Also included on each page is the area covered by the map in square miles. The U.S. map is marked with state boundaries and waterways. Maps for each of the 50 states appear alphabetically, again with waterways and square miles shown. A U.S. map is inset on each page, clearly showing the location of that state in the U.S. by shading. Basically, there are significantly more country-specific maps in this book, helpful if you need more detailed maps of smaller regions. For example, Germany is its own map in this book whereas it's lumped in a "Northern Europe" map in Maps. In fact, Northern Europe is broken into about four different maps in Blank Map Outlines. None of the maps are labeled, however, so you'll need to refer to an atlas for labeling. The other major difference is the inclusion of waterways (rivers and lakes) in this outline book.

  • Item #: WPHEAN
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  • Item #: 009193
    ISBN: 9780517885574
    Retail: $7.99
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    A simple yet charming story to help young children understand their geographical place in this world. Colorful, detailed illustrations make it fun to follow along with a little girl using maps to take a journey which starts at her bedroom and gradually widens to include her house, town, state, country, and the world. I especially like the fun and easy activity suggestions, such as mapping your own house or making homemade postcards, which are included with this Reading Rainbow™ selection. ~ Anh

  • Item #: WP9EAN
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  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: WP12EA
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  • Item #: 045032
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  • Item #: 044801
    ISBN: 9781426213915
    Retail: $40.00
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    Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book is a Herculean task, but one you might expect the folks at National Geographic to tackle. To bring the task down to size, topics include events in a particular area of the world over a specific time span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page sections, in more or less chronological order. In addition to the very readable text, these sections include colorful photographs, maps, and period artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous people, related side stories of interest, and key dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages are devoted to the "At a Glance" section, a highlights section describing in one paragraph: Major Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements; Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists, Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists. To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and prime ministers of the major empires and nations. All in all, a good overview book from a trusted publisher. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 028741
    ISBN: 9780792236955
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    If anyone can show us the history of the world, it is National Geographic. From the earliest times through 2005, the history of the world is described, outlined, and shown in full color. The book begins with a discussion of "prehistory" as an alternative to creation a section that spends about 30 pages guessing and assuming an alternative theory of early history. Actual recorded history is divided into 7 time periods: First Empires (ca. 7000 B.C.-200A.D), Ancient World (2500 B.C.-900 A.D.), Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), Early Modern Period (16th-18th Century), Modern Era (1789-1914), World Wars and Interwar Period (1914-1945), and the Contemporary World (1945-2005). Each of these sections is packed with information-rich text, photos, paintings, illustrations, maps, and short bios. There are two types of timelines in the book: a running timeline along the bottom of each page, which details the date of events and important people through history, and 4 fold-out timelines one of the Roman Empire, one for the Reformation, one chronicling the French Revolution, and one covering WWII. Point to note: there are photos and paintings that show nudity and dead bodies. 636 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 030436
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  • Item #: WP10EA
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  • Item #: 014332
    ISBN: 9781882796250
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    Dinah Zike's series keeps growing. This book covers the highlights of world history from ancient times to the current day, but with an emphasis from 1700 onwards. Along with the historical highlights of each geographical area, a whole page of suggested activities using foldables is listed: research, cause and effect, reading, compare and contrast, listing, explaining, investigating, locating, and more. The book begins with a general introduction to foldables, which are used in the same way as in item #003016, above. The same basic folding instructions and fold types are detailed, but with a few new ones included. See the above item or other "Big Book of…" items elsewhere in the catalog for more details on foldables. This book also includes a section of reproducible world history graphics, timelines, and maps. ~ Zach

  • Item #: WP11EA
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  • Item #: 029957
    ISBN: 9781931397308
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 035064
    ISBN: 9780794512446
    Retail: $8.99
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    This book offers a clever method of introducing young children to important events in world history. Filled with over 100 stickers featuring objects, people, and scenes representing these happenings, your child will travel the world and briefly learn about such events as the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The stickers are numbered, allowing for your child to easily locate the correct map to which they belong. Maps are divided into the following regions: Africa, Asia, North and Central America, South America, The Middle East, Australasia, Europe (Western), and Europe (Eastern). Although this book is not designed to provide an overly detailed account of the history of the world, it does serve to familiarize young learners to some of the more notable historical events. Please note: one of the events highlighted does pertain to Charles Darwin and his contribution to the idea of evolution. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 001736
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    CD includes 33 maps (plus blank grid), a table of contents (with links to specific maps), an introduction and activity instructions/lesson plans for each map.

  • Item #: 042505
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  • Item #: 046829
    ISBN: 9780982537701
    Retail: $46.95
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    A cursory glance through this curriculum elicits several descriptive words: detail, depth, creativity, and flexibility. This course combines a textual history of maps and map-making with innumerable activities. Through hand-drawn and edible maps, star charts and video documentaries, games and watercolors, students will see the world portrayed not only as an atlas shows it but also in a way that can't be contained between the covers of a book. There are 60 pages of historical readings (well illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings) which chronicle exploration and mapping from the time of the earliest maps through the 1800s. Accompanying these readings are 90 pages of drawing lessons that guide students step-by-step through freehand drawings of islands, countries, continents, and other geographic locales. There are also over 100 pages of supplemental activities including review worksheets, games, art and craft activities, links to online videos (map projections, virtual tours of globe factories, bios of explorers, etc.), and quizzes. Additional resources supplied with the book are DVDs that contain actual drawing lessons for the map drawing activities and a printable PDF version of the curriculum. While the drawing lessons don't have you labeling every single island, river, or mountain on the planet, the detail of the coastlines, borders, major cities, and main geographic features is such that you should be well prepared for the final project: drawing your own map of the world. Colorful and distinct, this curriculum has enough variance for both the eager and reticent cartographer.

  • Item #: 048513
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  • Item #: 042508
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  • Item #: 007873
    ISBN: 9781477769737
    Retail: $8.50
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  • Item #: 047644
    ISBN: 9781550357592
    Retail: $18.99
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    This workbook is divided into two sections: the first contains the activities for learning and practicing mapping skills and the second contains outline maps of the entire world. The activity section starts off pretty simply – what is a map, map types, directional indicators, compass rose, map symbols, globes, hemispheres, and coordinates – and moves on to more advanced concepts as students move through the book – reading maps, labeling maps, locating places on a map, and longitude and latitude. The activity pages are all consumable (and reproducible for family/classroom use), and include a lot of fill-in-the-blanks and map reading/drawing exercises. There are 59 pages of outline maps included in the book – working around the globe in the form of continents, continental regions, and countries. Some of these maps are labeled, or numbered, but most are blank – and many also include directions for completing activities to test geographical knowledge. All of the answers are included in the back of the workbook.

  • Item #: 066856
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  • Item #: 044791
    ISBN: 9781477769652
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  • Item #: 004595
    ISBN: 9780794524784
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    This is the combined, hardcover volume of the Children's Picture World History series, covering the first civilizations to 1914 A.D. Given to her as a gift, this volume was eagerly devoured from cover to cover by our then 5th grade daughter, who scarcely put it down and opened every sentence with "Did you know...?". Previously showing very little interest in history as a school subject, we were impressed at the ability of this book to hold her interest. The text is highly readable and the illustrations captivating. If you are force-feeding history to your upper-elementary or junior high student, this may be the answer. Please note that this is a secular publication. You may want to edit or omit some of this volume, particularly the earliest part. Depending on the age of your children, you may let them "edit" themselves - or use the discrepancies between the secular and Christian worldview as the basis for discussion.

  • Item #: 023664
    ISBN: 9780545417433
    Retail: $12.99
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    This versatile map set contains three United States maps, two world maps and an activity guide. Maps for the US are physical, political and color-coded regions. The world maps come with physical and political designations. Each glossy, brightly-colored map measures approx. 24" x 18". Perfect to hang on the school room or dining room wall or to lay flat on the desk top for game playing. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 041239
    ISBN: 9780393059748
    Retail: $35.00
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    Have you found yourself wishing that the information found in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a "grown-up" version suitable for older students and parents. Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice