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  • Item #: 015033
    ISBN: 9780794540319
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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 073331
    ISBN: 9780794541163
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  • Item #: 065265
    ISBN: 9781481471381
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  • Item #: 010653
    ISBN: 9780147510426
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      This novel presents the inspiring and true story of the efforts of one young man to help his family and community survive a life-threatening famine. Hungry and with limited resources, a desperate man living in Malawi, Africa takes bold and decisive action to bring water and hope to an impoverished African village. The book includes a few simple black-and-white drawings and eight color photographs. Children today need to read more books about ordinary people who have truly made a positive difference in the world; this book certainly fits that mold. A required resource for Grade 4, Semester 2 Lightning Literature. 294 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 073330
    ISBN: 9780794541170
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  • Item #: 069721
    ISBN: 9781465443465
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    DK offers another in the line of First Encyclopedias to encourage young learners. Divided by the geologic time periods, this book presents dinosaurs in chronological order – Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. The book is rounded out with sections on other forms of life, fossils, and the end of the dinosaurs. Every page is filled with illustrations and bite-sized pieces of information. At the bottom of each two-page spread, there is a question and answer about one of the creatures found on those pages. Each section of pages has color-coding at the bottom, and special sections throughout the book encourage readers to look more closely at the pages – “picture detective” encourages you to find specific things on the page and “weird or what” gives some type of interesting fact. The back of the book includes activities and a glossary. Another great dinosaur resource from DK! 136 pgs, hc. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 059805
    ISBN: 9780064451918
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  • Item #: 015692
    ISBN: 9780794515812
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  • Item #: 006865
    ISBN: 9780310723233
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    There are no stupid questions when it comes to how a young man's body is changing. Dr. Walt Larimore takes 30 questions that young men often ask (or want to ask) and gives solid, Biblical responses to ease their minds and help them understand during a very confusing time in their lives.

    The book begins with a note to parents, because this isn't a topic that parents just love to attack, and explains how to handle this difficult time. He offers two options for using the book – 1) skim through the book and then give it to your son, if your son is mature enough to deal with the content, or 2) read and study the book with your son (especially dads). This provides opportunities for communication and bonding.

    The book is written to the young man ten to thirteen years of age. There is a note of encouragement from the doctor and along with some appropriate scripture: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." I Timothy 4:12.

    One chapter is devoted to each question but isn't overwhelming for the reader. Humorous black and white pictures are found in each chapter along with a short vignette or information, facts and, of course, scripture. Some of the questions addressed in the book are difficult and very matter-of-fact, so be sure your son is ready for the information being presented.

    Although this period in a young man's life might be difficult, Dr. Larimore has done his best to make the transition to adulthood a bit easier with information and God's word for guidance. So, if you've been dreading the talk or aren't sure how to answer the myriad of questions young men face as they grow into men, let Dr. Larimore lend a hand. 187 pgs, s/c. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 004267
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    This hefty high school curriculum, newly revised in 2016, was designed to train girls to become godly women, based on Proverbs 31:10-31. The goal of the curriculum is to help Christian girls develop their skills and abilities for optimal service to the Lord within the family setting: a preparation for all the duties of an adult life. The guide's beginning elaborates on the program's philosophies and then discusses four learning styles as well as the Six R's of education (adds Research, Responsibility and Righteousness to the traditional three). The author assumes that students have a good basic mastery of Math and English grammar, as well as a good reading ability. In addition, these courses are written for mature young people., there are reproducible forms for planning and record keeping. (It is highly recommended that your daughter plan or at least help to plan her own lessons.) The forms included are a Goal Planning Checklist, High-School report Card, Lesson Planning Sheet, and a High School Cumulative Record Card. (This sheet will become the high school transcript for any student wishing to proceed on to college.) The curriculum guide is broken up into 20 different units (10 in Volume 1 and 10 in Volume 2). Each unit focuses on a different verse or verse group from Proverbs 31. Then, this unit is broken down into thematic mini units. Subjects covered are Bible and Christian Character, Cultural Studies, Reading and Literature, Composition, Math and Personal Finance, Science, Health and Physical Fitness, Practical Arts, and Decorative and Performing Arts. In each subject area within a unit, this curriculum guide gives a list of lessons for girls to choose from and complete. Since activities are provided for the four learning styles, there are more activities in the guide than can be completed in 4 years. The materials are written directly to the students, as they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. Each lesson assigns suggested point value (largely based on Carnegie units), so when an activity is completed you can easily total the points and convert them into High School credits. The guide also provides detailed instructions about how best to use the program, lists essential materials for the course, and recommends supplementary courses. Essential materials for the course are a Bible, concordance, dictionary, encyclopedia, hymnbooks, an English grammar book, and a writing style book). The list of strongly suggested materials is more extensive. Far Above Rubies was created to stand on its own, although the lessons call for reading and using a number of other books, such as Writer's Inc., the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Understanding the Times, and more. At the end of each volume, there is an updated, detailed list of recommended resources (and corresponding Web locations for more information), many of which we also offer in our catalog. Also included for each volume are some cross-reference guides to help you locate specific lessons based on chronology or theme and a "25 Ways to Have Fun with Book Reports" chart. Please note that although the guide self-proclaims that it is not necessarily against college and career goals for young ladies, they admit that this is not the primary aim of this guide. Consequently, if your daughter plans on attending college or becoming a career woman, you will need to supplement her curriculum with some college-preparatory math and science (specific suggestions are offered). However, this curriculum does still provide the college-bound with a well-rounded base, and it also offers a number of business and vocational skills. Help prepare your daughters using the model provided in Proverbs 31. Includes Beautiful Girlhood Audiobook and 7 bonus e-books: Friendship, Friendship Notebook pages, Girls in Bookland, Nest in the Honeysuckles, The Merchant Maiden, The Basket of Flowers, and The Value of a Praying Mom. The curriculum is only available in PDF format on CD-ROM. Requires Adobe Reader, a free download. Revised edition, 2016. Win/Mac ~ Rachel/Ruth.

  • Item #: 003522
    ISBN: 9781619303201
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  • Item #: 069723
    ISBN: 9780385391634
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  • Item #: 069671
    ISBN: 9780794539528
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  • Item #: 069670
    ISBN: 9780794535582
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  • Item #: 069669
    ISBN: 9780794538019
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  • Item #: 069668
    ISBN: 9780794537890
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  • Item #: 069667
    ISBN: 9780794535599
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  • Item #: 068242
    ISBN: 9780823435722
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     Children are fascinated with how things work. This well illustrated book presents clear explanations of familiar machines. Axes, scissors, slides, seesaws, are just a sampling of topics covered. Charming illustrations feature children and adults as part of a small community using simple machines to make their life easier and enjoyable. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067566
    ISBN: 9780062386656
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  • Item #: 065951
    ISBN: 9780199119950
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      I used to love encyclopedias as a kid! Every page had something interesting and wonderful to learn. You get the same sense of wonder when it is all in one book (not a set of 30 books like the old days)! This is a large book with lots of color photos and illustrations. The text is presented in short paragraphs, captions and text boxes. The language is simple but full of great vocabulary words. Topics covered include: the human body, people/places, the arts, Earth, animals/plants, science/technology and the universe. This is an updated edition, but the copyright is 2009. I looked for outdated information and found a few things: Pluto is still called a dwarf planet, there is a huge iPod shown as being cutting edge technology, also some things about computer games and the internet are passé, and the mobile phone shown is a flip phone. The rest of the book stands up to today’s information. You can certainly use it as a resource for science and social studies. Also, this book mentions prehistoric life as being millions of years ago, so it is not from a Christian worldview. 144pp, sc, 9.5x12” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065222
    ISBN: 9781590789513
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    A stimulating novel about a young boy in middle school who has trouble fitting in with the crowd, chiefly because he thinks and learns differently than most students. While this young person struggles to overcome labels and the misconceptions of students who prefer bullying to compassion, readers eventually learn that not everyone with value is destined to be popular. Readers also learn that even young people, who are ridiculed for thinking or acting differently, still need someone to reach out to them with the gift of friendship. This novel helps to communicate the fact that children with learning difficulties are still human beings in need of love and acceptance. This novel presents such a vital message that it should be required reading in all schools. 196 pgs, pb. ~ Mike