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  • Item #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
    Retail: $14.95
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    This book gives a detailed, interesting account of United States history in a story-telling style. Full-color photographs and illustrations that support the text add to the learning experience. Timelines, profiles of historical figures, maps, charts, and graphs also help in learning and building map-reading skills. Meant to be used as an aid with any social studies curriculum, the book begins with an account of the arrival of the first Americans who traveled from Asia over the Bering Land Bridge and ends with a discussion of the information super highway of the twenty first century. The book is not written from a Christian perspective and religious references are not included.

    The book is broken down into ten units that tell of different eras in our history. Unit One tells about the Americas until the early 1500's. It discusses how people first came to the continent and tells of ancient Native American culture. Unit Two covers from 1492 to 1700 and shares the European exploration of America. Unit Three tells of the adventures that took place and the people involved during the colonial times of 1550 to 1775. Unit Four discusses the Revolutionary War and the beginning years of the nation from 1775 to 1810. Unit Five discusses the expansion of the U.S. from 1785 to 1860. Topics such as Lewis and Clark, The Erie Canal, the gold rush, and the Pony Express are covered. Unit Six tells about the Civil War, covering everything from slavery to Gettysburg to Lincoln's assassination. Unit Seven portrays the life events of the American people from 1865 to 1900. The railroad, pioneer life, and the Nez Perce are just a few of the topics covered in this section. Unit Eight covers from 1890-1920, including inventions like the airplane or ideas like the assembly line or the beginning of women's suffrage. Unit Nine tells of some struggles America overcame from 1914-1945, such as WW I, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WW II, but it also lists some positive things that happened during the period, such as Jesse Owens winning Olympic medals and Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. The final unit covers 1950 to the present time.

    Students read about all these historical events in a pleasant manner, and included activities add interest. Activities include writing essays about events or people, identifying things on maps, filling out word puzzles, and creating time-lines. Answers included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 014195
    ISBN: 9780743930819
    Retail: $13.99
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    Art & Artists Through the Centuries is perfect for those seeking to impart art appreciation to both younger and older kids. The book is divided into lessons featuring a particular artist. A short biography of the artist and a vocabulary list are included for each lesson. Techniques and styles unique to the artist are discussed; a project that allows students to utilize these techniques is then presented. Every project includes a list of materials along with directions for completing the project. Guidelines and test questions (with answers) are also provided. For the ambitious instructor, blank lesson forms are also included so that you can discuss artists not covered in the book. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 000533
    ISBN: 9780060505943
    Retail: $21.99
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      Looking for a manageable, in-depth discussion of the 20th century? This volume is a condensed version of a 3-volume set by Martin Gilbert. Chronologically, the analysis works through the century’s major events and challenges. Gilbert focuses on explaining the occurrences, from intricacies to major events, in a fairly un-biased manor. To enhance your study, brief sections of black and white period photos, 26 pages of detailed maps, and a major 76-page index are included. This book could serve as a solid spine for an in-depth high school study of this century and is recommended by Beautiful Feet. 6x9”, 783 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 020368
    ISBN: 9780740338311
    Retail: $56.95
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    This elective course is made up of six units that examine the more recent history of the U.S. including the Industrial Revolution, progressivism, equal rights, the Roaring 20's, the Depression, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Now in USB flash drive format. System requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10.

  • Item #: 041899
    ISBN: 9780981552309
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    Covers presidents, statehoods, the War of 1812, pioneers and the Westward movement, Native Americans, the Mexican-American War and more.

  • Item #: 041033
    ISBN: 9781402736032
    Retail: $12.95
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    Whether you're looking for an introductory or refresher art history course, this book is an all-in-one guide that makes learning about the most important and influential works of art throughout history easy. The book is divided into four major sections, each with its own introduction providing background information about the circumstances and conditions that worked to shape the focus and techniques of art during the period. Over 350 full color illustrations of paintings, sculptures, and architecture are presented in chronological order covering artwork from the prehistoric era through the end of the 20th Century. Each image is accompanied by color-coded text (which allows the user to quickly determine where the particular piece was made geographically) highlighting the work of art's contribution to and importance to the development of art. Sidebars are scattered throughout providing further detail about major art movements, artistic breakthroughs, and individual artists. Contains some nudity. 8 ⅝" x 5 ⅝", 120 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
    Retail: $26.00
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 064283
    ISBN: 9780810995123
    Retail: $24.95
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    From the pyramids to cathedrals to skyscrapers--if you have a student interested in building structures, then having a good resource book can only encourage them to build new things! This small format book has 600 color photos to accompany the text. I loved the chronology moving from pre-history and early history (10,000-1500 BCE) to antiquity & early Christianity, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassicism, 19th century, 20th century before 1945, and then architecture after 1945. The text is readable and interesting. This would make a great addition to any history curriculum, unit study on architecture, or just a resource to have around the house to spark a child's curiosity (or your own)! Stonehenge, the Temple of Horus, the Acropolis, the Roman monastery in Cluny, Mont St. Michel, Palazzo Grimani, the Chateau de Blois, St. Domingo in Oaxaca, the Louvre, Einstein Tower, skyscrapers, Yamanashi Press & Radio Center, Reichstag Dome, and the Seattle Public Library are among the amazing structures features in this compact resource. 510pp, 5x6.5" (1.5" thick) pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
    Retail: $14.95
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    In reference to telling a successful joke or story you often hear, "It's all in the presentation," meaning that people will be interested or enjoy these things if the person telling them is an interesting, good storyteller. That saying captures the Artner's view of teaching and learning American history - children will enjoy history if it is presented to them in an interesting way. The basis of this guide is that learning American history is both more effectively and enjoyably done through reading children's history books rather than a history text. Although simple, this is a somewhat unique idea in many classrooms today. Many parents occasionally supplement with historical readers, either nonfiction or fiction, but few discard the history text and rely on these valuable resources completely. However, as the Artner family sees it, this is by far the best way to engage children in the history of our country. Through reading well-written, factual stories of the times and people of our nation as opposed to a dull textbook, children will truly enjoy history and have a better knowledge of our country's past. To this end, they have created this helpful guide to share their extensive knowledge of great children's history books. Divided into eight historical periods, units cover exploration and settlement (c. 1000-1775), the Colonial period (1607-1775), the War of Independence and the new government (1775-1789), national development and westward expansion (1790-1877), Civil War and reconstruction (1861-1877), Industrial Revolution and the rise of American world leadership (1878-1918), boom, depression and World War II (1919-1945), and the American century (1946-present). For each unit, parents are provided with a basic facts sheet to briefly introduce the era. This sheet includes important chronological dates and events of that time; notable people, places, and topics for reading; inventions and innovations of the time; important documents; and famous phrases. The Artner's also strongly suggest using Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework in conjunction with this text, citing page numbers of that book to read in introduction to each era and referencing history activity ideas from the same. The second teacher page for each unit holds history topics which should be covered according to E.D. Hirsch's books, What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, as well as ideas for optional fun activities relating to the topics read about. The last portion of each unit contains the reading list. Here you will find the titles and authors of what the Artner's believe to be the best children's history books. These books are divided by in print or easily found, out of print, autobiographies, advanced reading, historical fiction, and poetry, prose and song. The teacher's guide section at the front of the book offers information on selecting good history books and using this guide and provides a step-by-step schedule for teaching each unit. Helpful tips for finding any out-of-print treasures are shared at the back of the book. America has a naturally interesting story - don't squelch it with a boring retelling! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 036489
    ISBN: 9780140449082
    Retail: $13.00
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    This masterpiece of classical literature was written by Herodotus in Greek and translated into English by Aubrey De Selincourt. It offers a Greek view of the world in the fifth century BC and includes information about many outside countries and people. The background story of the book is about a small group of Greek city-states uniting to defeat the Persian empire, but there are many digressions in the book that share about monuments, religious beliefs, customs, and natural wonders of Greece and other countries. The author, being Greek, highlights the fact that the Greek way of life is superior, but his avid description of other peoples and their cultures shows that he respected them as well. Herodotus includes facts about battles, wars, and soldiers, but also describes the Nile, praises Egyptian monuments, shares legends from other countries, describes inventions of the day, details geographical features, and so much more. It's a great blend of information and, though long, it is interesting to read. Notes are included to define people and terms that the average reader would be unfamiliar with. This edition also includes an introduction about the author and the text, a chronology, and a glossary. 716 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 064284
    ISBN: 9780810994423
    Retail: $24.95
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    Five hundred pages of art history in a 5x6.5" book? What? Yes, it's true and I love it! Imagine a big beautiful coffee table style book, full of beautiful color photos arranged chronologically, that you can easily pick up and read. It is a comprehensive reference book with a helpful index in the back, perfect for adding to any art curriculum or even your world history program. Periods include pre- and early history (40,000-500 BCE); antiquity; late antiquity & the middle ages; renaissance; baroque; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century before 1945; and art after 1945. For families concerned about nudity, there are several statues and paintings depicting both males and females in various states of undress. I counted about 50 among the 900 images in the book. The variety of artists is outstanding. The text is interesting and very readable, and the information is factual and solid. For a student interested in art, this book is a must have. 512pp, pb (1.5" thick). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 013757
    ISBN: 9780766060883
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  • Item #: 009213
    ISBN: 9780531228524
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 037102
    ISBN: 9781420632194
    Retail: $13.99
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  • Item #: 035348
    ISBN: 9781543286052
    Retail: $0.00
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    Measures 8 ½" x 11"

  • Item #: 028848
    ISBN: 9781403446206
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 013804
    ISBN: 9780766061033
    Retail: $10.95
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  • Item #: 031807
    ISBN: 9781403462589
    Retail: $9.49
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  • Item #: 013866
    ISBN: 9780766061088
    Retail: $10.95
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  • Item #: 040922
    Retail: $49.95
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  • Item #: 035345
    ISBN: 9781543294613
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    Measures 6" x 9".

  • Item #: 013678
    ISBN: 9780766054509
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  • Item #: 014457
    ISBN: 9780521629539
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    Almost everyone knows that Jews and Arabs in the Middle East do not get along. This enlightening book shows the history and politics between the two peoples that is the cause of this unrest. Written by Tony McAleavy, the book is broken into two sections, the first highlighting the emergence of the Jewish state and showing where conflict originated, and the second describing important aspects of the conflict since 1967. The conflict today is summarized, and the Jews relationship to Palestine (from Biblical to modern times) is covered. The rise of Zionism, Hitler's effect on the situation, wars between the groups, peace agreements, the involvement of other nations, and so much more is covered. The coverage is mostly unbiased, with a slight sympathy for the Jews' position coming through occasionally. Background briefings are given, along with maps and plenty of photographs so readers will understand this long-standing clash. Text is formatted in double columns, with plenty of pictures on each page to illustrate the topic. Discussion questions are asked after each section, making sure readers get the main points of the information. Harder activity questions are also included occasionally, prompting readers to really dissect the information to gain a deeper understanding of the conflict. The book is straightforward and simple enough for younger students to comprehend the reasons behind the conflict, but also gives adults insights into the history and politics. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 033543
    ISBN: 9781882514410
    Retail: $17.95
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    Features 28 biographies of men and women who were prominent during this time period beginning with Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589) through Louis XIV (1638-1715). Samplings of other famous people profiled are: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, John Smith, Galileo, William Bradford, Blaise Pascal, Rembrandt, John Locke, and many others. There is a slight overlap of biographies in this book and the Memoria PressFamous Men of Modern Times, as both books contain biographies for Henry of Navarre, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Gustavus Adolphus, Galileo, and Cardinal Richelieu. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 028920
    ISBN: 9781588103772
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  • Item #: 058438
    ISBN: 9780785833666
    Retail: $19.99
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    A biblical timeline – and beyond. Way beyond. Biblical history – from Adam through the life of the Apostle John – as well as the parallel world history is presented in timeline form on oversized (12 x 17), accordion-folded, expanding panels. Based on the biblical chronology compiled by Archbishop Ussher in the seventeenth century, the interpretation is traditional. Well-organized and highly detailed, biblical and world events can be located quickly. Corresponding detailed world history means you can just as quickly put those biblical events into world history perspective. The sixteen panels can be viewed in book form (hard cover) or drawn out and spread to provide a stunning view of continuous history. But there's more! Timeline information covers ten of the panels, but the remaining twenty (fifteen front and back) are a compendium (accompanied with illustrations and maps) of detailed and interesting information including History of the Bible in translation, distribution of the nations after the flood, Holy Land maps, the Jewish captivities and ancient Jerusalem, the New Testament World, The Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, Old Testament information, Moses and the Exodus, Kings, Conquerors and Prophets, Wars and Battles, New Testament information, information about Jesus Christ and the Apostles. The actual timeline information was first published many years ago and there have been numerous re-publications, the most current being the Adams' Chart or Map of History. This one is smaller and more focused. It's THE reference you'll come back to over and over. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 050677
    ISBN: 9780199732005
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  • Item #: 013860
    ISBN: 9780766060647
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  • Item #: 013679
    ISBN: 9780766060982
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  • Item #: 029199
    ISBN: 9781894666022
    Retail: $14.95
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    The Protestant Church in Spain rose and fell under the eye of the Roman Catholic Church. This story is a historical account of the Protestant Church in Spain, including the parade and execution of "heretics" often occurring at Seville. This story is historically accurate, with only the personal history of brothers Juan and Carlos and their family fictionalized as a medium for telling the story. 326 pages. Zach