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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 #: 017979
    ISBN: 9781581307030
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  • Item #: 017783
    ISBN: 9781581307801
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  • Item #: 036938
    ISBN: 9781416903680
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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 #: 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 #: 017782
    ISBN: 9781581307818
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  • 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 #: 057400
    ISBN: 9781411469457
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    (description by publisher) 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 #: 004931
    ISBN: 9780030564888
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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 #: 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 #: 046205
    ISBN: 9781932168815
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  • Item #: 000186
    ISBN: 9780553213560
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  • Item #: 040523
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    Focus is on story-world, redemption; similes, metaphors, strong verbs
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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.

  • 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.
  • Item #: 030406
    ISBN: 9780972697705
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    Maybe your girls have read some or all of the American Girls books just for fun. If they havent read them yet, whats a better and more reader-friendly basis for studying American history? Thats what Cindy Sotelo must have been thinking as she put together this curriculum for her girls. The idea caught on with their friends, and a girls history study group formed, eager to participate in all the activities of the study. The study is divided into seven units, each based on one American Girl, and arranged in chronological order of their time periods from Felicity to Molly. Each unit is designed to take about six weeks to complete, less if you would like to fit all seven units into a traditionally scheduled school year, or more if you feel you would like to spend more time on each unit and fill more of the year with it or stretch it over into the next school year. The primary reading material for each unit is, of course, the six American Girl books for the featured American Girl, although additional reading suggestions are included and there is plenty of room for your own as well. The American Girl Teachers Guides, Welcome to ______s World, as well as the American-girl specific Cookbook, Craft Book, Paper Dolls, Theater Kit/Six Plays, as well as selected Childhood of Famous Americans are also recommended for each unit. Unfortunately, many of the supplemental American Girl items such as the Teachers Guides and Cookbooks are out of print, however, you may be able to find them at your library. The Craft books appear to be coming back as Color & Crafts, and the Paper Dolls have been republished as well. Internet resources are also listed for each unit, each with a synopsis of what you will find and use from each site. Each unit begins with a list of resources, both book, video, and internet, followed by a content overview for that unit. The week-by-week unit plans include projects for each day. Necessary forms are included throughout the unit, as well as on the accompanying CD-ROM. The daily projects include the approximate time required, materials needed (mostly arts/crafts items and household items you have on hand) as well as the skills covered, followed by detailed instructions. Along the way, numerous samples of student work is included, so you can see some examples of what other students have done with the projects, or have added to the rest of the study.

    As far as subject content, the study covers quite a bit of social studies and history, some diverse science topics, biographies of famous people, U.S. geography through history, supplemental math activities, and character education. Language arts is also covered in some detail, including dictionary skills, literature, grammar/usage, general writing skills, creative writing and journalism. I should note the math included is not intended to provide a solid mathematical foundation but is included as a supplement. You will need to continue a complete math program during this study. If the child is an early reader, you may also need to supplement with further phonics and reading instruction, and unless you take an aggressive approach to the spelling/vocabulary found in the reading of this program, you will probably need to supplement a spelling program as well. That being said, the rest of this curriculum contains a solid social studies, literature, and language arts core that provides numerous avenues to more in-depth topics, available to you to wander through and research as you wish. The author has suggested numerous other ways to extend the subjects, including keeping a portfolio by time period and other projects her daughters and friends became interested in as they studied each era. She also arms you with lists of tips, helps, and adaptations for different situations (new or reluctant readers, children with attention difficulties, and older students), as well as multiple suggestions for using the study with boys. An appendix contains additional forms, along with suggestions for real-life writing, quiet/devotional time, and a sample schedule for a girls history club meeting. While you can just pick up the book and use it with a set of American Girls books, a few supplemental books and a computer, the study will be much more well-rounded and beneficial if a little research and organizational time is put in up front. A great unit study that is sure to get your girls (and maybe even boys) interested in history and a variety of other subjects. This would also work well for a co-op class. - Jess

  • Item #: 005985
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  • Item #: 057285
    ISBN: 9781425889579
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Spend some time with Owl as he explores the world around him in his own home. Young readers will enjoy analyzing Owl and his misunderstandings through fun, challenging activities and lessons. This instructional guide for literature was created as a support tool and will further familiarize young readers with these short stories while adding rigor to their explorations of rich, complex literature. Engaging cross-curricular activities are guaranteed to encourage early learners to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more.
  • Item #: 016757
    ISBN: 9781425889944
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    (Publisher Description)Explore a mythical world and encourage students to analyze various story elements through the fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this instructional guide for literature. This guide is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this timeless story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.

  • Item #: 058468
    ISBN: 9781624720802
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    (description by publisher) Go on imaginary adventures with Pippi and her friends as you study Astrid Lindgren's famous story "Pippi Longstocking." Children will enjoy reading about Pippi's wild and hilarious antics, while parents will appreciate the many opportunities to teach lessons about world geography, manners, and respect. This book includes a hands-on activity guide, review questions for each chapter, and vocabulary worksheets. It also includes a fun and easy-to-assemble mini-lapbook that is sure to be a keepsake your child will enjoy for years to come. Designed for 2nd - 5th Grade, but could be adjusted to work with younger and older students.

  • Item #: 058469
    ISBN: 9781624720819
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    (description by publisher) Go on imaginary adventures with Pippi and her friends as you study Astrid Lindgren's famous story "Pippi Longstocking." Children will enjoy reading about Pippi's wild and hilarious antics, while parents will appreciate the many opportunities to teach lessons about world geography, manners, and respect. This book includes a hands-on activity guide, review questions for each chapter, and vocabulary worksheets. It also includes a fun and easy-to-assemble mini-lapbook that is sure to be a keepsake your child will enjoy for years to come. Designed for 2nd - 5th Grade, but could be adjusted to work with younger and older students.

  • Item #: 044115
    Retail: $1.99
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