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  • Item #: 046746
    ISBN: 9781400031146
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    This extensive work by the Greek historian Herodotus is considered to be the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. Based on the experiences of his travels, The Histories is a collection of Herodotus's encounters with the various peoples and cultures around the regions of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The Histories is also perhaps most well-known as one of the first, and surviving, accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire. To further enhance the learning experience, the book includes illustrations, maps, annotations, and appendices. The appendices were written by top scholars in their respective fields and cover such topics as Athenian government, Egypt, Scythia, the Spartan state, oracles, religion, tyranny, and women. Translated by Andrea Purvis. pb, 953 pgs. - Enh

  • Item #: 013168
    ISBN: 9781561896790
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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 #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
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    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 031627
    ISBN: 9781853264665
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    Although there is some debate as to whether Herodotus should be known as "The Father of History" or "The Father of Lies," his collection of Histories is considered to be the first piece of Western historical writing and offers wonderful insights into the Ancient World. His writings may very well be regarded as unhistorical by today's standards, but at a time when the "modern" concept of history had not yet been defined, Herodotus' aim was to "preserve the memory of the past by recording the remarkable achievements of the Greeks & other peoples." This accounts for Herodotus' wide range of writing interests as opposed to more traditional historical topics of diplomacy, war, politics, and economics. Divided into nine books, the first five provide the background for the longstanding Greco-Persian animosity while the primary focus on books six through nine is the Greco-Persian Wars beginning with Darius' defeat at Marathon and ending with Xerxes' invasion of Greece. Translated by George Rawlinson. A Wordsworth Classic. 734 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 047088
    ISBN: 9780983528173
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     Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. 

  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9780890519929
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    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

    This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

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  • Item #: 065319
    ISBN: 9781907184871
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  • Item #: 065320
    ISBN: 9781908177148
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  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 060631
    ISBN: 9780825165894
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    Turn extra classroom minutes into valuable learning time or use this as a way to easily work some art history into your homeschooling day without taking the time for a full program. 180 quick activities cover key artists (Giotto, El Greco, Dali, etc.), artistic styles (Rococo, surrealism, contemporary, etc.), and time periods (pre-historic, Roman, contemporary, etc.). Because the book is small (7.75" x 5.5"), you have to find another resource for viewing the paintings, but in the back, a list of websites is included to view the paintings/sculptures that go with the activities. Make that search part of the student's assignments! You will touch on everything from cave paintings to street graffiti as your students are asked compare the Roman Colosseum with modern sports arenas; describe/draw patterns & shapes found in an animal head carving in Norway; create an advertisement after looking at Toulouse Lautrec's use of text in his posters; and describe some of the themes in more modern photographs. Though recommended for middle grades, this can cross over into all ages with some creative discussions. Reproducible (though not perforated) or you can print copies off of the companion CD-ROM (included). Answer key in the back, 223 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 017304
    ISBN: 9780977859702
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    This fun and educational supplement will be a great diversion from boring textbooks and endless amounts of reading! Students will love putting some of their other talents into their history lessons. This book is divided into several sections including Creation, Noah, Tower of Babel, Egypt, China, Joseph and Moses, David, Jonah, and the Trojan Horse. As you can see, it covers many aspects of early history with a good mix of Biblical accounts and other historical events. Each section begins with a drawing of the time period or place, followed by drawing instructions for all different aspects of the picture, and concluding with a page of information about the time period so students can practice their penmanship. For example: Egypt starts with a colored page featuring a pyramid, mummy, and sphinx. The following pages have separate step-by-step drawing instructions (1-3 pages per drawing) for each of those items. The information about Egypt closes the section, written in cursive so students have a model to copy their handwriting after. Sprinkled with interesting facts and Bible verses, this book is sure to bring the ancient times to life. 64 pages. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 032558
    ISBN: 9781623412661
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  • Item #: 061282
    ISBN: 9781940282558
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  • Item #: 040662
    ISBN: 9780880620734
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    If you're a Christian homeschooler, you've probably struggled at one time or another with presenting a biblical sequence of history to your children. It's often easy to just skip over the evolutionary content that prefaces most world history books, but it's not so easy to estimate biblical dates for early historical events to make them fit into a biblically-based history. Fortunately for us, Ruth Beechick has also struggled with this issue, and this book is the result of her extensive studies. It is intended to provide what she sees as "the best and most biblical view of world history" in a brief course for teens, adults, and even young students. Five chapters cover early times, the kingdom of Israel, Gentile kingdoms, the kingdom of Christ (present day), and dating systems. For the most part, the emphasis is on ancient history, and so we begin in Genesis working our way from Creation through the Flood and beyond. The chapters rely heavily on excerpts from the Bible as the primary text, although the chapter on Gentile kingdoms has brief summaries of each civilization. Coverage is not deep here; rather the intention is to provide students a framework into which they can fit the rest of their world history studies. The author recommends taking time out from a current history program to do this study, as students (and teacher!) will have a much better frame of reference once they have completed it. Although the book could be used with a single student, it would also work well with students at different levels or as a whole family study. The reading level is fairly low, and the assignments are open-ended enough that young and old students can do them to the best of their own ability. Ruth Beechick provides plenty of helpful information for the teacher too, including how to best work through each chapter with students. The book is fairly short (only 121 pages) and is divided into 42 sub-sections; if one section is completed daily, the book will only take two or three months to finish. Each subsection includes directions, questions for discussion (which could be posed before or after the reading), text and/or Bible verses, and notebook assignments. The notebook assignments typically consist of writing brief "statements" about the lesson or short writing assignments based on the lesson. These are then compiled into a notebook during the study. At the end of the book you'll find sample answers, an annotated bibliography, and an index. What a great study to start off your year, especially if you will be using some secular history resources! pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 008535
    ISBN: 9781933339740
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    Reviews the skills developed in Levels 1 & 2. Covers independent cross-curricular compositions in the following subject areas: history (significance, cause/effect); literature (fiction, poetry, comparing fiction & poetry, research writing, literary criticism); and science (cause/effect, analysis/review) as well as movie review, place description, chronological narrative, and classic essay.

  • Item #: 045578
    ISBN: 9780880620260
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    If you're looking for a formula-driven writing program look elsewhere in our catalog. However, if you want a small treatise that assumes writing is an art and presents a natural way to encourage maturing writers to communicate with clarity, look no further. There are three paths to explore - message, sentences, and words; each directly impacted by the bonus fourth section – a short history of how English came to us. Message includes both a planning (nudging an idea "germ" into an outlined topic) and a writing (deftly opening a story thread and proceeding) portion. Sentence construction looks and sounds vaguely like grammar – skillfully using words to transport ideas through linking strategies, comma concerns, and usage quirks. Words gets down to the least element and makes sure their selection maximizes meaning and intensity. One of the main tenets of author Ruth Beechick is that English has come to use through a rambling amalgamation of linguistic elements rather than an orderly acquisition of grammatical precepts and thus discovering an inherently English (language not nationality) manner is the secret (and often missing) ingredient of effective writing. 83 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 008097
    ISBN: 9780825429644
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    No early study of Judeo-Christian history would be complete without examination of the writings of Flavius Josephus. Apart from the Bible itself, his writings are the best historical source illuminating the biblical era and his presentation of some of the personalities in the New Testament is often more comprehensive. Including both the Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War, this is a readable, chronological condensation of Josephus' writings accompanied by black and white photographs, charts, and maps. The author notes that nothing has been excluded that has "important intrinsic value or bearing on the Biblical account" and that the most pivotal passages have been presented word for word.

  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the "Prehistoric World" (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 004098
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    Now your younger student can create his own history notebook and portfolio while his older sibling works on hers. Designed as a gentle introduction to both history and notebooking and very similar to the original History Portfolios, these contain more age-appropriate writing spaces as well as suggested material for three ability levels. A Parent Guide and Materials are included right in the book (back portion) but can be removed to allow the student to "own" his portfolio. History selections are coordinated with the Story of the World but could be used with other history materials. We expect other time periods to be added to this series in the near future. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9788882870287
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children's horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child's History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are the most important that can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world (presented from a vague but secular viewpoint) through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows for the details to be filled in later. A Child's History of the World is a basal (basic, fundamental) reader and is not intended to be used as a supplementary reader. Recently revised, copyright 1997. 440 pgs, hc. 7.25" x 9.5". ~ Enh

  • Item #: 045235
    ISBN: 9780977859733
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  • Item #: 000979
    ISBN: 9780794526887
    Retail: $39.99
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the "Prehistoric World" (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 040197
    ISBN: 9780977859719
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  • Item #: 002920
    ISBN: 9780838825662
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  • Item #: 033849
    ISBN: 9781623412470
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  • Item #: 038062
    ISBN: 9780451469885
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    The Signet Classic edition contains the autobiography as well as several other essays and letters written by Franklin, divided into categories like Wealth (includes Plans for Future Conduct, The Way to Wealth, etc.), Do Good (Fire-Fighting, The Pennsylvania Academy, etc.), Scientist (The Young Naturalist, The Lightning Rod, etc.), Revolution (The Stamp Act, After Repeal, etc.), Family (Franky Franklin's Death, Home Again, etc.), and Religion (A Practical Theology, Here is My Creed, etc.). 352 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 041246
    ISBN: 9781623412487
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    Lessons featuring Medieval History themes including Byzantine Empire, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Battle of Hastings, Knights, King Arthur, Lady Godiva (actually a story about tax relief), Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and Men of the Reinaissance among others incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Vocabulary cards, quizzes, and games are included. 29 lessons, revised - now made up of a teacher/student set with the student book also available separately.

  • Item #: 049836
    ISBN: 9780977859757
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  • Item #: 002879
    ISBN: 9780618369478
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    Subtitled, The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing. This lovely, oversized book is a winner of several awards: A Robert F. Sibert Honor, ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, etc. This non-rhyme poem tells the story of Sequoyah and his creation of a writing system for the Cherokee. Illiterate himself, he faced additional challenges and opposition in order to bring his people’s language to a written form. On the left of each two-page spread, you’ll see majestic and strong full-color illustrations. On the right is the free verse poem written in English and then in Cherokee. At the end of the book is the full syllabary Sequoyah created with its corresponding sounds and a timeline of his life’s key events. 7 1/2" x 11”, 32 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036001
    ISBN: 9781623412326
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