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  • Item #: 043854
    ISBN: 9781600924354
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    How about a trip to the zoo? - the seal tank is a lot of fun, and most of us can't wait to see the big cats, right? The fun is sometimes spoiled by only one thing (other than sunburn and ice cream spilled on your shorts, that is): the evolutionary descriptions that are so commonplace on the info plaques. While that is not worth canceling your trip for, it can spoil it a little, as you read through paragraph after paragraph of assumptions and unsubstantiated theories. So take the Zoo Guide with you! Packed with info and colorful photos, more than 100 animals are detailed through aspects of their individual design, their specific features, fun facts, and related family members. A fact file for each animal also gives information on class, order, family, genus/species, size, weight, original diet, present diet, and habitat. Published by Answers in Genesis, these guides promote a 6-day creationist point-of-view, and use a few pages in introduction to briefly discuss this perspective. Each animal's information includes a full-color photo highlights on God's design in the animal, features, fun facts, and biological data such as the animal's class, genus, size and habitat. –Zach

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
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    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 006384
    ISBN: 9780890515099
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    An all around guide to creation science, I was impressed with the wide variety of subjects the book touches on. Using a fairly common question to start off each chapter, it then delves into various subjects for detailed answers. For example, the book starts off with the question, "Is There Really a God?" It then talks about how order is always taken as a sign of a creator and how information can't really rise from non information. The questions range from such creation-related topics as the doom of dinosaurs, gap & ruin reconstruction theory, distant starlight, why Christians shouldn't accept billions of years, and hybrid theories. The questions are approached scientifically, biblically, and logically. Clear, relatively concise answers mean that this book is kind of a crash course in Intelligent Design. While there are books that deal specifically with fossils, or specifically with hybrid creation/evolution theories, this is an excellent book to get you in the loop with creation science. Written by Ken Ham and various creation scientists, it is 378 pgs, softcover. A revised and updated edition of the Answers Book. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 046918
    ISBN: 9781623410650
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    If you've ever wondered why your good reader can't spell, why your child consistently misspells words you know they've studied, or why some common misspellings even happen in the first place, this one-hour lecture by Andrew Pudewa will provide some satisfying answers. Starting with a carefully constructed definition of "spelling," he goes on to identify and humorously illustrate the necessary components of a successful spelling program. It's not surprising "his" spelling program – Phonetic Zoo – demonstrates these components and the DVD does serve as an introduction to that program. However, there is much valuable information here and it could also serve as an introduction to several successful spelling programs as well as provide insight on how you could make any spelling program more successful. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

  • Item #: 006233
    ISBN: 9781683440468
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    Teacher Guide provides teaching tips, weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes, semester essay prompts and answer keys. Worksheets vary and include essay summaries, open-ended questions focused on self-reflection, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Building on resources from noted apologist, Ken Ham, this guide from Master Books provides a practical resource to prepare our young adults for the challenges they will face whether in college or the work force. Reproducible for homeschool families or small classrooms (less than 10 students), 3-hole punched. 

  • Item #: 043856
    ISBN: 9780890515372
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    The New Answers Book has been very popular for Christians who want to find quick, detailed, scientifically and biblically accurate answers to common questions about Creationism and Intelligent Design. This second book follows in its steps, answering 30 more questions dealing with Creation/Evolution and the Bible. These questions seem a bit more complex and culturally focused than those in the first book. Using Genesis and science as a basis, the book answers questions ranging from the origin of evil, if evolution fits with the Bible, how a Christian should respond to gay marriage, and if Creationists can believe in physics like relativity, quantum mechanics, and string theory. The book does a good job of showing how the "evolutionizing" of our culture is not just affecting science – it's affecting most aspects of our society. With 30 common questions answered in a concise, intelligent way by various experts in the Creationism field, this book covers an impressive variety of subjects linked to evolution. Edited by Ken Ham, 374 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 015464
    ISBN: 9781683440871
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    This Teacher Guide creates a zoology unit study for elementary students using The World of Animals, Wonders of God's World Dinosaur Activity Book, The Complete Aquarium Adventure, and The Complete Zoo Adventure. The 180 daily lessons are detailed in the suggested schedule chart, along with space to record due dates for assignments and grades. Also included in the planner are student worksheets for The World of Animals, quizzes and tests, and the answer key. The worksheets are simply answering questions concerning the assigned reading, and permission is given for copying to small groups of ten or less and homeschool families. Students will learn about simple animals, worms/snails/starfish, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Five bonus activities are included in the planner for a hands-on experience in each subject area. These activities are optional, but even choosing just one in each section will enhance the learning experience. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 038632
    ISBN: 9781683440260
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     The Teacher Guide includes student worksheets, lesson schedule, quizzes, and answer keys. Pages can be copied for family use and small classrooms of ten or less. The Teacher Guide suggests 30 - 45 minutes per lesson, four days per week, and a 36-week schedule is suggested. For use with the Answers Book for Kids series.

  • Item #: 041584
    ISBN: 9780071463386
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    If you're looking for a simple but fairly thorough way to learn Spanish, this book teaches it in 15 straightforward grammatical steps. You'll learn Spanish the way people naturally acquire a language, with each step building upon the one before. First you learn the elements of a sentence with steps including: Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns; Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months; Numbers, Dates, and Time; Regular Verbs; Irregular Verbs; Ir and the Future; Adjectives and Adverbs; and Negatives and Prepositions. Then you move on to more complicated steps like Indirect Objects, Direct Objects, Reflexive Verbs, Present Subjunctive, Preterit Tense, and finally Imperfect Tense. Each chapter contains clear grammar explanations and students will need to make sure they understand every concept before moving to the next or they may struggle to keep up. The book explains each component of Spanish grammar in an uncomplicated way, with plenty of examples to help students understand. After the explanations, varied written and oral exercises are included so students get used to reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. While speaking with a native Spanish speaker is the best way to learn how to pronounce the words correctly, a pronunciation guide is included in the book that's very helpful in describing how words should be pronounced. Each chapter also includes Spanish readings with comprehension questions to help students learn new vocabulary and practice reading aloud. Some may find that there's not enough review or drills in this book to help them cement the language into their head, because it does move rather quickly from step to step. However, if students are willing stay with each step until they truly understand the section and have memorized the vocabulary words, this program will give them a working knowledge of the language and allow them to communicate in everyday Spanish. You'll need a Spanish/English dictionary to get the most out of this book because while some of the Spanish words are shown with their English translation (including over 300 of the most commonly used verbs), many are not and the actual number of vocabulary words (specifically nouns) is limited. Overall, this is a great book that can quickly give students the knowledge they need to comminute in Spanish with confidence. An answer key for all the exercises is included in the back. By Barbara Bregstein, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 015298
    ISBN: 9781683440048
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    For use with (1) Exploring the History of Medicine, (2) Genesis of Germs, (3) Body by Design, and (4) Building Blocks in Life Science.

  • Item #: 032711
    ISBN: 9780890519899
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    Use this planner with Discovery of Design, Made in Heaven, and Champions of Invention as you learn how discoveries and inventions throughout time are actually derived from the God-created natural world. The planner lays out a one-year course of study (one full high school credit) into 180 daily lessons. Each lesson tells you exactly what to read and do, and space is provided within the schedule for recording assignment due dates and grades. Worksheets are included in the planner along with quizzes, tests and an answer key. Worksheets are everything from writing out answers to questions to doing experiments and labs to doing a research paper or working on vocabulary.

  • Item #: 004117
    ISBN: 9780976291848
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    If you've been a little overwhelmed with the blank spaces in the History Portfolios - or just want some idea of what to include, these guides provide the answer. Each Guide provides detailed suggestions for each and every image and text box in its corresponding Portfolio. Even though the Portfolios provide general suggestions, these Teacher's Guides eliminate the need to preplan every page that was necessary before. The material can be used "as is" by coloring, cutting, and pasting or it can become a springboard and source of ideas. All images are original - rendered from photographs and artifacts - and can be reproduced for family use. With the use of these Teacher's Guides, the History Portfolios can function as the framework for a complete course of study. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 014249
    ISBN: 9780965651219
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    "We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming: but speaking the truth in love." (Eph. 4:14). This powerful study from the Word of God guides the reader in developing an appropriate and accurate world view, and equips him to answer such vital questions as:

    Is there a God? If so, what is He like?

    What is the nature of the universe and its

    origin?

    What is the essential nature of man?

    What is the basis of ethics and morality?

    What is the cause of evil and suffering?

    What happens to man at death?

    What is the meaning of history?

    Author David Quine (Let Us Highly Resolve) challenges Christians to thoroughly examine the Scriptures for the answers to these questions, and to use the Biblical world view as the standard for making personal decisions and evaluating the thoughts and ideas of others. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 032805
    ISBN: 9780890519967
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    This teacher guide combined with Children's Atlas of God's World and Passport to the World becomes a year-long geography course for elementary students. The books provide the information needed to complete the pages found in the planner. The teacher guide includes student worksheets, quizzes, and an answer key. Students will travel the world country by country and learn about the culture, symbols, and topography. Lots of fun activities are included in this 180-lesson study – like cooking a national food like halva from Turkey or churrasco from Brazil, coloring country flags, and planting poppies for Iceland. There are recipes or cooking suggestions for most of the lessons, adding a tasty dimension to your studies! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 040535
    ISBN: 9781877673672
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    This practical and unique guide/workbook really does what it says and gives "writing strategies that are as easy as 1-2-3." It uses the theme of three to help students remember good writing techniques. It starts by pointing out the power of three and how it is used in everything from childhood stories to famous speeches to learning strategies and shows how using sets of three in your writing will make it stronger. It also gives guidelines for different aspects of writing, all with just three rules to remember for each aspect of an essay or paper. A few of the topics covered are three steps for brainstorming, three "p's" of a thesis statement, three parts of an essay, three ways to connect paragraphs and sentences, three ways to support topic sentences, three ways to hook the reader in the introduction, three phases of completing a timed writing assignment, and much more. Instruction is conversational, with interesting quotes thrown in to keeps things interesting. Students can either work their way through the book, as it somewhat builds upon itself, or simply pick out particular sections based on their immediate need. The guidelines and examples are great, especially for students who have a tough time remembering good writing techniques and would benefit from a more formulaic writing method. This book doesn't just give guidelines and examples, though; after most informative segments are short but effective "Do It Now" sections that give students practice with the skill or method just taught. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks, identifying more powerful writing from weaker, and of course writing specific sentences or paragraphs based on the guidelines. Overall, this is a great resource for providing easy-to-remember tools and tips to equip students for essay or composition writing, be it a long-term paper, a short essay, a timed writing exam, or anything in the middle. An "Extras" section in the back of the book gives specific tips for students who are taking a timed writing test for a state mandated test or the SAT. Additional planning sheets and examples are given for this purpose. Consumable, but reproducible. 106 pgs, pb, answer key included. - Rachel

  • Item #: 001549
    ISBN: 9781600921681
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  • Item #: 052954
    ISBN: 9781615381548
    Retail: $29.95
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    20 lessons that teach outlines, variations and paraphrasing using fables as short, narrative examples. The goal is to learn how to use words to so engage the imagination that the idea is believed by the audience. The Teacher Guide includes an introduction to the material to be covered, guidelines for instruction, definition of terms (important because many of the terms are unfamiliar), and lightly scripted lessons in a wraparound format (reduced copies of the student pages w/ answers). Appendices provide additional definitional and illustrative information pertinent to the course. 105 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 013357
    ISBN: 9780825430398
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    Journey back in time with this magnificent guide to the temple! Written by Episcopalian minister Robert Backhouse, this book covers the history of the Jewish Temple, from the early days of the Tent of Meeting to its present state of ruin. (All that currently remains is the Western Wall Herod the Great built to enclose his Temple area.) Many facts about temple rituals such as animal sacrifice and the various feasts and festivals are given. Explore the "vast complex of colonnades, courtyards and buildings" of the majestic temple with this unique pictorial guide. Nearly every page is illustrated with color photographs of an intricate temple model hand-constructed by Alec Garrard of Norfolk, England. This authentic model is based on information from the Bible, the Talmud, the Mishnah, Flavius Jesephus, and archeological discoveries. The model was built to a scale of 1: 100, and each handmade "brick" was baked in Mr. Garrard's own oven. This guide brings to life one of the Bible's grandest structures better than any book I've ever seen. No home or church library should be without it! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 010792
    ISBN: 9781882514304
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    After being out of print for a while, it's a pleasure to have this study once again available. With an emphasis on interactive discussion and worldview, the guide provides a lesson-by-lesson framework for studying some of the major works of ancient literature – The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Using an inductive approach, the student is encouraged to use three steps – observation, interpretation, and application – in coming to an understanding of the literary piece. Only after spending some time reading, absorbing, and comprehending the selection does the student seek to discover what others have said about it. The goal is for the student to be able and prepared to evaluate the opinions of others because they have formed their own thoughts first as opposed to just internalizing what others have thought and written.

    The course is divided into 24 lessons, each one taking about a week to complete. This is just about right for the literature component of a high school English course. You could easily lengthen the course to encompass the entire school year (30 or 36 weeks) by inserting writing assignments between the sections. As an example, let's look at the study of Oedipus Rex, which starts with some background information on the Greek Theater. This is to bring the student "up to speed" so to speak and includes all the basic information that a Greek theater-goer would know – such things as the story of Oedipus, how the play is organized, and who appears in the play. There are five lessons covering this reading selection, each organized similarly. First is a list of People and Places along with vocabulary that the student is expected to be able to identify and define. Then follows some reading sections, each accompanied by a set of comprehension questions (i.e. who, what, describe, how, etc.) An early lesson in the series gives some instruction on a literary analysis device – Dramatic Irony – and subsequent lessons ask the student to look for examples. In the second lesson in the series, an Overview Chart is introduced. The student uses this graphic organizer to identify and organize the main events and characters from the play. The series of lessons concludes with an in-depth Essay Question. The course includes four lessons on biblical literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh, four on The Odyssey, five lessons on Oedipus, five on Antigone (please note that both Sophocles' Antigone and the twentieth century play by Jean Anouilh are studied), and a final summary lesson.

    The text is designed as a consumable student workbook providing space to write the short essay answers to the comprehension/discussion questions. It could easily be used as a non-consumable by having the student keep answers in a separate binder/notebook. There are no answers given or an answer key. The parent/teacher is encouraged to be a participant along with the student in completing the readings and discussions. Although I understand this rationale and even agree that this approach is optimum, nevertheless, speaking as a mom, I would have appreciated some talking points.

    Compared to some, this is a relaxed study. This should not be interpreted as "lightweight." There's plenty here – both in organization and in the literature selections and discussion – to provide a challenging examination of ancient literature. One of the best features of the entire course is the fact that it starts with a four-lesson study of Daniel (the literature and culture of the Babylonians) and Genesis (creation, flood, and Tower of Babel) in order to assure that the student is well-grounded in biblical events and principles. Another excellent feature is the final worldview lesson. Although most ancient literature is the literature of pagans, this study provides the biblical grounding to make certain the study is profitable.

    Although a specific book list is not provided, it's obvious that specific versions of these works are being referenced because of the page numbers given throughout the lessons. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052225
    ISBN: 9780874479799
    Retail: $31.99
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    This is the successor to the #1 best seller, "10 Real SATs". It provides ample test practice with ten complete practice tests created by the test maker. It also provides you with hundreds of practice questions; opportunities to familiarize yourself with the format of the test; practice on different question types; instructional help with concepts covered; approaches to use for answering different types of questions; experience taking full-length practice tests, helping you learn to pace yourself; tips to sharpen your skills in writing effective essays, and feedback that will help you focus on areas that may need improvement. You can even enter your test answers online at www.collegeboard.com/SATstudyguide and receive personalized feedback so you know which areas to focus on. Subscribe to The Official SAT Online Course for interactive instruction, additional sets of practice questions, practice essay questions, and access to full-length practice tests. You can't get any closer to taking the "this one counts" SAT test than this book. This study guide is also available with a companion DVD. The DVD provides one real SAT test, short math review videos, an SAT Test Timer that simulates a timed test taking experience, and more. Phyllis

  • Item #: 006298
    ISBN: 9781683440031
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  • Item #: 008844
    ISBN: 9780875525211
    Retail: $15.99
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    This Catechism is well-known as a concise and faithful summary of the central teachings of Scripture. This book was specially designed by the author, G. I. Williamson for use in group instruction or private study as each of the 107 Catechism questions and answers are combined into 64 short lessons. Each lesson includes Scripture proofs, clear exposition, diagrams and/or illustrations, as well as questions for review or discussion. With this method of study, the truths revealed in this Catechism will unfold right before your eyes! This paperback book is the second edition and has 372 pages. This volume has been used successfully to instruct in the Reformed system of doctrine by homschoolers, pastors, Sunday school teachers, and parents over the years! - elise

  • Item #: 017132
    ISBN: 9780975854310
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    This great book provides a step-by-step guide to writing research papers from a Christian perspective. The easy to use guide can be used as an aid to help write any kind of paper on any subject. Sixteen basic steps are given.These steps include a research questionnaire, what direction to take with your report, the index card method, creating a bibliography, skimming, info sources, interviewing experts, adding pictures and graphics, adding scripture, creating an outline, hooking your audience, introducing the paper, summing up information, footnotes, writing your paper, and finishing touches. Detailed instruction on each topic is given, along with a worksheet to help writers in the different stages of their report. Notes are included for both parents and students to get the most out of this thorough, easy-to-use guide. ~ Rachel S.

    034546 This book takes an intimidating topic - writing a research paper - and breaks it down into a manageable, even fun, step-by-step process. Each chapter focuses on one area or task in the writing process, and provides plenty of strategies, practice, examples and tips for handling that section smoothly. The chapters walk students through finding a topic, locating resources, researching that topic, writing bibliography cards, taking notes, outlining their paper, writing the first draft, revising and editing the draft into the final copy, writing the bibliography and presenting the final paper. The text is filled with clear instructions, visual examples, and helpful hints. Reproducible student activity sheets are also scattered throughout the book, providing the student small-scale practice before they apply the skills to their own research paper. At the end of the book you'll find evaluation rubrics and answers to the activities found throughout the book. Don't let the thought of a research paper overwhelm you any longer - use the steps and techniques in this book to turn them into a breeze. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 005527
    ISBN: 9781600923005
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  • Item #: 015669
    ISBN: 9781683441151
    Retail: $24.99
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    Evolution: Grand Experiment series is a very good creation-based science option. This Parent Lesson Planner (PLP) is the tool you need to turn it into a complete one year (36-week) curriculum. The 57-page PLP offers you a schedule for use with volume 1 and volume 2 of the series. The schedule is printed in a chart format and is divided by weekly, then daily lesson assignments. Lessons take approximately 30 to 45 minutes per day. Also in the chart is space to write due dates for assignments and the grade received. The book also offers alternate sectional exams (four for volume 1 and two for volume 2), and an alternate final exam for each volume. Answer keys are found for all of them at the back of the book. Labs aren't included in the PLP, but you will find suggestions for purchasing labs at the bottom of the scheduling chart. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 012354
    ISBN: 9781933339641
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    I've been waiting for this book for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course.

    There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done "open-book." The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the book. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.]

    The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is specifically referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That's it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 056977
    ISBN: 9781615643165
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      Now from Idiot’s Guides is an even more streamlined series with the same goal: As Easy as It Gets. Speed Math condenses the information to improve your mental math, on-paper calculations, and your mathematical understanding. Math was not my “native language,” but this book’s quick tips, simple, straight-forward explanations, examples and multiple methods to perform operations will improve even my speed, accuracy and understanding. Quick Tips and Speed Bump insets highlight process steps to watch for and graphical methods and reinforcements are added for those who need visual reinforcement. Part 1 instructs on increasing speed in multiplication, addition, subtraction & division and checking your answers. Part 2 focuses on applying this math to fractions, decimals, percentages, divisibility, squares, cubes, square and cube roots and calculations to the fourth and fifth powers. The appendix provides 20 practice problems (with answers) for each of the 10 chapters. A great, quick-learn way to speed up and improve math computation for students—and teachers too! Written by Gaurav Tekriwal, President of Vedic Math Forum, India. 6x9”, 272 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

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    Let’s face it. We aren’t all born with a burning desire to be a doctor, scientist or archaeologist. Most of us don’t really know exactly what we want to do, we just know that we don’t want to end up in a dead-end job that we hate. Maybe you’re even like me and have so many interests that it’s hard to focus on just one. Enter College Majors and Careers. This book lists a wide variety of careers, including some of the more unique ones, and explains what you need to study in college to get there. The occupations are catalogued by general interest, or college major, then followed by a brief description of the topic. Underneath this is a list of high school courses you might take to prepare for the field and a list of related occupations in that field, followed by an abbreviation which tells you the minimum level of education required for the job. The book then suggests some activities related to your interest to pursue in your spare time to help you know if this is what you want to do. Next are listed some skills related to your interest, then personal attributes and values that are usually associated with that area of interest. Finally, sources for collecting more information are listed, both books and organizations. Is this too hard to picture? How’s this for an example. Say you’re interested in Botany. After defining what botany is, it gives a long list of related occupations (31, to be exact) including biochemist, ecologist, forester, phycologist, seed analyst, wood technologist, and many more (in case you don’t know exactly what a phycologist does, the definition is in the glossary). Then it suggests activities such as: visiting nature centers, gardens, and floral shops, collecting leaves, raising houseplants, doing some floral design, working part-time in a park or a greenhouse, doing nature studies, and reading about plants. Under the next heading, Skills, it suggests that you should be a good observer, be able to conduct and explain scientific research well, that you be able to concentrate and collect data proficiently, that you be accurate, etc. Next it lists aesthetic awareness, patience, thoroughness, appreciation for nature, curiosity and more as attributes that help if you are interested in botany. Books and organizations are also listed to help you find a wider range of information than what is included here. But that’s not all. At the end of the book are career-related questions and answers and definitions of occupations, values, and personal attributes.

    I have found this book extremely helpful, with good coverage of a broad range of interests, educational requirements, and a wealth of other useful information for career planning. - Jess