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  • Item #: 042987
    ISBN: 9780976817789
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  • Item #: 014495
    ISBN: 9781931397155
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    This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the students ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. The questions are based on the content of three recommended atlases (one for each age group) which are listed in the key resources below. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of Points of Interest, where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then its Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

    Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and one or more of the recommended atlases (depending on the age of the student(s). Three other key recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Joshs Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Mannas Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below. An almanac is also recommended, in case you dont have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specific one, but it is available from Geography Matters. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 017980
    ISBN: 9781581307023
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  • Item #: 006132
    ISBN: 9780486295060
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    Although not a new idea today, interplanetary travel was an original idea at the time H.G. Wells wrote this title. Horrifying readers in its day, The War of the Worlds is an imaginative account of hostile creatures from Mars invading Earth. Moving about in metal contraptions, they leave behind a trail of destruction as they plow down buildings and anything else in their path with deadly heat rays, making humans desperate to simply survive. Their sudden appearance and seemingly indestructible bodies leave humans utterly bewildered, with little hope of ridding themselves of these terrifying creatures from Mars.

  • Item #: 017979
    ISBN: 9781581307030
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  • Item #: 036938
    ISBN: 9781416903680
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  • Item #: 000186
    ISBN: 9780553213560
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  • Item #: 017783
    ISBN: 9781581307801
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  • Item #: 049580
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    Have you fallen in love with the Beautiful Feet Literature Approaches to history? Then you are sure to love this one on California! Made up of 64 lessons, students will explore the history of the state chronologically through literature. The study covers early exploration and discovery (1400s) through the mid 1900s. Explore the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and more through literature, comprehension, discussion, vocabulary work, map work, student notebook assignments and much more.

  • Item #: 049576
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    A one-year course covering Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. This is a study designed to guide you through ancient history using selected literature as your primary text. Biblical history and geography, ancient mythology, cartography, and an assortment of classical and contemporary books combine to make this a very comprehensive study from 3,000 BC to the fall of Rome. This course includes a recommended course of study for intermediate grades (5-8) and senior high grades (9-12). There are 71 intermediate lessons (recommended pacing is 2-3 per week) and 91 high school lessons (3 suggested per week).

  • Item #: 004931
    ISBN: 9780030564888
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  • Item #: 017782
    ISBN: 9781581307818
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  • Item #: 049584
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If youve never read a Holling C. Holling book, youre in for a treat! These are lovely, old fashioned books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central characters adventures or experiences. Its difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: 030358
    ISBN: 9781599053189
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  • Item #: 057400
    ISBN: 9781411469457
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing.
  • Item #: 009281
    ISBN: 9781586093655
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    What makes this series meaty enough to be considered for gifted education? The units were written by the College of William & Mary specifically for Project Clarion. The Project Clarion Science Units introduce young ones to science concepts, processes, and overarching concepts in a hands-on, inquiry approach which allows children to build their knowledge and skills as they explore and play their way through organized information.

    Youre probably wondering about Project Clarion, what it is, and why it is important. The College of William and Mary received a research grant from the Department of Education for a five-year study, with the goal of enhancing science concept development among the K-3 group. The subjects of the curriculum they developed are: basic concepts in the world of science, overarching or macro concepts (change is the concept in this series), knowledge of selected topics in science, science process skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking, curiosity and interest in science. Children will learn about scientific method in age-appropriate terms and learn to apply the method just as a real scientist would.

    Each science unit is divided into two parts. The first part of each unit includes an introduction, instructions for using the unit, grading rubrics, glossary, teacher notes, and resources. What is a Scientist? by B. Lehn is required for the four units listed here, along with others which are listed below. Section 2 includes 12 to 15 lessons which have been tested in over 40 classrooms and cover science in the areas of earth science, life science, and physical science. The first two lessons in each unit are much the same (What is a Scientist? What is Change?) and lesson content is similar in each of them, but include slight variations. Pre- and Post-assessments are included in each unit along with reproducible activity pages and appendices which include materials lists, tables, and reference material.

    These units are definitely for children who have a bent for learning and for parents who want to meet their gifted child at an appropriate level. These expansive studies are challenging and thought-provoking while being fun and interactive. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 035537
    ISBN: 9781615380664
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  • Item #: 046205
    ISBN: 9781932168815
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  • Item #: 040523
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    Focus is on story-world, redemption; similes, metaphors, strong verbs
  • Item #: 025756
    ISBN: 9780825146152
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    Every so often in one of my college classes, a professor would show a video or small clip to illustrate a point. I always enjoyed this change-up from a normal lecture, as did most of the other students. Historical films can be a great addition to the classroom. Not only do they provide variety for learning and stimulate students interest, but also the visual history will make the events which happened long ago more real and believable for students. This book features 16 historic films covering 16 historic events to engage students in world history. Time periods and movies discussed include Ulysses, Ancient Greece; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ancient Rome; The Lion in Winter, The Middle Ages; The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Renaissance; A Man for all Seasons, The Reformation; Cromwell, the crises of the 17th century; Napoleon, The French Revolution and Napoleon; Germinal, the Industrial Revolution; Zulu Dawn, Imperialism; All Quiet on the Western Front, World War I; Nicholas and Alexandra, the Russian Revolution; Gandhi,: the decline of colonialism; Conspiracy, the Holocaust; A Bridge too Far, World War II; Hope and Glory, World War II; and Xiu Xiu: the Sent Down Girl, the end of the 20th century. Smaller units provide film suggestions for prehistory and the origins of civilization and exploration without the teachers part and student questions. This book would be a good, stand-alone overview of the different events included or a great supplement to your regular lessons on each topic. For each film the minutes, rating if applicable, background, synopsis of the plot, ideas for class discussion, other related books, materials and media resources, and actors/actresses starring in the film are given, along with a What to watch for section to read before watching the movie. There is also a section for taking brief notes on major points while watching. After the film is viewed, vocabulary and questions based on the film are provided, similar to the questions found in a literature guide. Several of the featured movies are noted as having an R rating. The guide recommends that teachers skip scenes that are offensive, although in a homeschool environment, this would entail you previewing the film before deciding which scenes you would want to skip, or how much of the film you would want to use. If your family enjoys movies, I have a feeling that you may have a crowd sitting in on these history lessons...

  • Item #: 032726
    ISBN: 9781930953833
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  • Item #: 032727
    ISBN: 9781930953840
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  • Item #: 049601
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    This Literature Approach covers more recent U.S. History - from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. It utilizes some of the best literature available, including source documents and biographies, to effectively study the period. Rea Bergs study notes and lesson plans lead students through the resources, challenging them with questions and activities throughout. Reading, writing, and research combine to form a very interesting and in-depth look at an often-neglected part of U.S. history. Books used in the study are listed below.

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  • Item #: 051596
    ISBN: 9781598453812
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    I read it once, I read it twice. I think youll find it rather nice. What do you think? I think poetry is an interesting outlet for students to explore, and learning about some famous poets is a great addition to a literature study.

    This tome has loads of historical information about Britain and events that inspired many a poets pen. Politics and love are favorite themes of course. Student read biographical bits of favorite English poets from 1806-1953 as well as some chosen poems by each. Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for discussion or as a written assignment.

    Poets include: both Brownings, Tennyson, Arnold, Rossetti, Yeats, Sitwell, Owen, Smith, Auden and Thomas. Thirty-two pages include a glossary and book lists for further study. Large photos of the authors are included and the text is broken up with bold reds and oranges to create a very readable and interesting book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057290
    ISBN: 9781425889784
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Jonas lives in a supposedly utopian society, but he discovers that it is really a dystopia and plans to escape when he learns the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. This instructional guide for literature will encourage early readers to explore the text in this story of hard work and ambition. The challenging activities and lessons in this guide work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in complex literature. Students can practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions. This guide is the perfect resource to support this well-known story and will add rigor to your students exploration of rich, complex literature.
  • Item #: 057292
    ISBN: 9781425889883
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Use this guide to follow the enchanting story of a girl who discovers an immortal family, struggling to keep the secret behind their immortality from the rest of the world. This literary instructional guide teaches children how to better analyze and comprehend this story and similar complex literature. Engaging and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities support the Common Core State Standards and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough, thoughtful readers. These activities and lessons work in conjunction with the literary text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in various ways. Readers will practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions.
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