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Programs - By Grade Level
Bob Jones Heritage Studies (1-12)
This complete
social studies curriculum assumes a strong
Christian worldview. It
is doctrinal in that it
reflects a strictly fundamentalist view - I
would not advise using
the curriculum if you
are Catholic. For many
Christians, however,
this would be an excellent choice because of its Godly perspective.
Doctrine and God’s plan for mankind are woven
throughout the course. I have found BJUP history texts to be less “dry” than those of other
publishers. They provide all of the facts and
background of standard texts, but the narrative is much more engaging to read. Many of
the texts at both levels have been revised and
updated in the last several years. We have
personally used these texts, mostly at upper
levels, both as our basic course and as our basic
reference book when using other curriculum
materials because they are solid and interpret
history from a Christian perspective. The texts
are all colorful and non-consumable. Teacher’s
editions contain daily lesson plans, usually with
reduced student pages, and helpful background
and supplemental information.
These also
contain the answers to text questions (although
chapter terms are not defined for the teacher).
Supplemental student materials and activity
sheets provide mapwork, analysis of events, and
research projects correlating to the text. Student
worktexts or notebooks at the elementary levels
are an integral part of the course, providing
maps, charts, and student activity pages. At
the upper level, student activity books are
considered optional, as are the map packets,
but I would recommend purchasing them if
you are using this as your basal course. There
are a lot of activities in the workbooks, and I
wouldn’t recommend trying to do each activity.
I have personally found many that enhance the
study, including mapwork pages and exercises
that present a unique perspective on particular
people or events. Others provide a good review
of chapter material. Maps and More packets
(now included in Teacher's Editions) for upper
elementary levels provide a series of charts
illustrating maps, crafts, and culture. Tests are
well-constructed and easy-to-use. I particularly
like the inclusion of essay questions at the high
school level, as this better prepares students for
the kinds of tests they will encounter in college. (In general, homeschoolers probably don’t
get enough experience with essay questions.)
Essential materials are listed first by grade
level, followed by asterisked (*) support items.
Complete Home School Kits contain all of the
required materials at a savings. Supplemental
items used for multiple grade levels are in a
separate section at the end.
Grade 1 (3rd Ed.)
Updated in 2013. Study is on the discovery
and colonization of the New World, from early
American civilizations through the middle 1600s.
Topics include Plymouth Plantation, trading,
Native Americans and homes and families.
297747 Home School Kit . . 147.22 125.10
281501Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56
280131Student Text . . . . . . . 36.94
281469Activity Manual . . . . . 24.72
281477Activity Answer Key . . 21.94
281733Visuals . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.67
281519Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
281527Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28
281733Visuals . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.67
Grade 6 (3rd Ed.)
Revised for 2012. A study of the lands,
peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations Egypt, Israel, China, Greece, Africa, the Mayas,
the Roman world, and the Middle Ages. A
Christian worldview is emphasized as students
compare and contrast beliefs and culture of
other civilizations with Christianity. Teacher's
Edition contains answers to the worktext.
283846 Home School Kit . . 138.06 117.35
273383Teacher Book & CD . . 58.06
233379Student Text . . . . . . . . 34.72
233429Student Worktext . . . . 20.28
233395Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
233411Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28
Grade 2 (3rd Ed.)
Covers United States history from Creation to
the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Revised
in 2014.
297788 Home School Kit . . 147.22 125.10
287201Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56
287151Student Text . . . . . . . 36.94
287169Activity Manual . . . . . 24.72
287219Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
287235Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28
Multigrade Support Materials:
240465 Listening CD (1-6) . . . Grade 3 (3rd Ed.)
Picks up American history from the Constitutional
Convention through the Civil War and Westward
Expansion. Other topics include inventions,
transportation, slavery, and differences between
the North and South. Revised in 2014.
297838 Home School Kit . . 147.22 125.10
287292Teacher’s Edition . . . . 60.56
287243Student Text . . . . . . . . 36.94
287250Activity Manual . . . . . 24.72
287300Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
287326Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28
Grade 7 - World Studies (3rd Ed.)
Grades 6 and 7 develop a framework for
upper-level courses. The book begins with a
brief "Turning Points in World History" section
(Creation-800's), with a discussion of early
Christianity and the Rise of Islam. Then the
text proceeds to the Middle Ages and continues
through the twentieth century, presenting a
historical, geographical, and thematic survey
of God’s dealings with the people of the world.
Teacher Edition contains reduced student pages
(with marginal notes and answers).
278275 Home School Kit . . 223.88 190.25
265454Teacher Book & CD . . 71.94
265488Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78
265496Student Activities . . . . 31.11
265470Activity Manual Tchr Ed
265504Testpack . . . . . . . . . . 15.83
265520Testpack Answer Key . 11.39
Grade 4 (3rd Ed.)
Covers American history from the founding of
America to World War II. Topics include immigration, evangelists and missionaries, inventions, Reconstruction, the Transcontinental
Railroad, and the regions of the U.S. Revised
in 2015.
501171 Home School Kit . . 147.22 125.10
295816Teacher’s Ed w/ CD . . 60.56
295824Student Text . . . . . . . . 36.94
295832Student Activity Manual
295840Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
295865Test Answer Key . . . . . 10.28
☼Grade 8 - The American Republic (4th Ed.)
Revised in 2016, this is a comprehensive survey
of United States history, including the Christian
heritage of our country. Interesting biographical
sketches are interspersed throughout the text.
Teacher’s Edition contains usable student pages.
506139 Home School Kit 223.88 190.25
298356Teacher Book & CD . . 71.94
297671Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78
298380Student Activity Manual
298364Student Activity Manual Key 35.83
298414Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39
298398Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83
901768 *American History in Verse 10.50
☼Grade 5 (4th Ed.)
Revised in 2016, this level completes the
study of American history from the early 1900s
to the present. Topics include the invention
and influence of the telephone & automobile,
World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great
Depression, World War II, Vietnam War, and
Civil Rights. Government leaders and changing
boundaries of nations are discussed, along with
a look into the 21st century.
506089 Home School Kit . . 147.22 125.10
500363Teacher Book w/ CD . 60.56
299941Student Text . . . . . . . . 36.94
500371Student Activity Manual
500389Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.72
500405Tests Answer Key . . . . 10.28
269480 *TimeLine Snapshots . . 18.75
Grade 9 - Cultural Geography (4th Ed.)
Through a theme that places the student in
the role of world traveler, geographic principles
and every continent of the world are studied.
As students "travel" from region to region they'll
study cultures, land forms, climates, natural
resources, economy, religions, and governments. Some topics will overlap with concepts
introduced in Earth Science. Examines the
geography of the world with a strong Biblical
basis and Scriptural emphasis. Teacher's Edition
includes a CD with maps, charts, diagrams and
visuals. Revised in 2015.
501262 Home School Kit . . 222.49 189.10
294348Teacher Edition w/ CD 71.94
290866Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78
294306Student Activity Manual
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294314Student Acty Manl Ans Key 35.83
294355Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83
294371Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39
200410Student Text . . . . . . . . 200394Student Activities . . . . 200402Student Activities Tchr 200444Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200451Tests Answer Key . . . 51.39
Grade 10 - World History (4th Ed.)
Revised for 2013. A wonderfully readable text
tracing world history from Creation to modern
times. Teaches the interpretation of historical
events in light of God’s Word. Emphasizes the
ministry of the church and obstacles that have
confronted it through the ages. Discusses politics,
economics, geography, the arts and sciences.
292714 Home School Kit . . 222.49 189.10
278713Teacher’s Edition w/ CD
275560Student Text . . . . . . . . 57.78
278721Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83
278739Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39 Alpha Omega History (1-12)
Complete, easy-to-use curriculum with mini278747Student Activities Manual
278754Student Activities Key 35.83 mal teacher planning. LIFEPACs are like small
worktexts. With ten per grade level, courses
seem less intimidating to children. Moreover,
Grade 11 - United States History (4th Ed.)
Revised for 2012. A survey of American his- many parents have commented that their chiltory from the discovery of the New World to the dren respond better to this mastery-learning
present. Discusses the underlying causes and approach than more free-form coursework, with
issues behind events. Warns against extremism better retention and understanding. For those
and totalitarianism and views the solutions to yearning for more hands-on activities, use it
those problems as spiritual, not merely political. as a framework to hang those fun, but suppleEmphasizes religion’s contribution to American mental, learning experiences on. Depending
heritage. Teacher’s Edition has usable student on your child’s learning style and your lifestyle,
LIFEPACs may fill the bill for one or several
pages with marginal notes and answers.
283911 Home School Kit 222.49 189.10 courses per year. It’s easy to implement, easy
269001Teacher Edition . . . . . 71.94 to administer, easy to grade, and largely self268961Student . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 instructional. Grading is simple and consistent
268979Stdt Acivity Manual . . 29.72 and from a Christian perspective. Complete
268995Tchr Activity Manual . 35.83 boxed sets include Teacher’s Guides with
268946Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.83 answer keys. For additional students, choose
268920Tests Answer Key . . . 11.39 the LIFEPAC only sets.
Grade 12 - American Government (3rd Ed.)
This third edition American government course
examines the principles and mechanics of a
constitutional republic, with an emphasis on the
responsibilities of Christian citizenship within
society. Emphasizes biblical and governmental
principle, forms of government and democracy,
the constitution, federalism, political parties,
elections, public policy and politics, the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the
judicial branch. Includes a new chapter on
state and local government. Can be taught as
a one- or two-semester course. The teacher's
manual has colorful, readable student pages,
marginal notes, and answers. Revised in 2014.
298000 Home School Kit . . 216.10 183.65
284315Teacher's Ed. w/ CD . . 71.94
278903Student Text . . . . . . . . 51.39
284273Stdt Activity Manual . . 29.72
284281Tchr Activity Manual . 35.83
284323Testpack . . . . . . . . . . 15.83
284331Tests Answer Key . . . . 11.39
Grade 12 - Economics (2nd Edition)
Revised in 2010. Basic economic principles
are covered as well as how these principles work
in business firms, financial markets, and government. Includes a practical analysis of the use
of economic principles in managing household
finances. Stresses free market ideals and Christian
economic values throughout the text. A onesemester course. Teacher’s Edition has usable
student pages, marginal notes and answers.
271239 Home School Kit . . 216.10 183.65
200428Teacher’s Edition . . . . 71.94
Grade 1: I Am a Special Person, Communicating
with Sound, I Have Feelings, I Live in a Family,
You & God’s Family, Places People Live,
Community Helpers, I Love My Country, I Live
in the World, The World & You
001683 Complete Boxed Set 89.95 80.96
002260 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 2: Families & Neighbors, Community
Helpers, Neighborhood Stores, Farms & Cities,
Neighbors Around the World, A Japanese
Family, How We Travel, Messages From Far
and Near, Caring For Our Neighborhoods,
People Depend on Each Other
001854 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002314 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Cold War, Into the New Millenium, The USA
002163 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002318 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 6: World Geography, The Cradle of
Civilization, Greece and Rome, The Middle
Ages, Six South American Countries, Other
South American Countries, Africa, Modern
Western Europe, Modern Eastern Europe, The
Development of Our World
002246 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002319 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 7: What is History?, What is Geography?,
U.S. History & Geography, Anthropology,
Sociology, U.S. Anthropology, Economics,
Political Science, State Economics & Politics,
Social Sciences Review
002247 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002320 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 8: U.S. History Europe Comes to America,
British America, The American Revolution, A Firm
Foundation, A Growing Nation, The Civil War,
Gilded Age to Progressive Era, A World in Conflict,
Cold War America, Recent America & Review
002248 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002321 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 9: Civics & World Geography United
States Heritage, Our National Government,
State & Local Government, Planning a Career,
Citizenship, The Earth & Man, Regions of the
World, Man & His Environment, Tools of the
Geographer, Man in in a Changing World
002253 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002322 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 10: World History Ancient Civilization
s I and II, The Medieval World, Renaissance &
Reformation, Growth of World Empires, The
Age of Revolution, The Industrial Revolution,
Two World Wars, The Contemporary World,
Ancient Times to Present
001804 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002311 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Grade 11: American History Foundations
of Democracy, Constitutional Government,
National Expansion, A Nation Divided, A
Nation United Again, U.S. Involvement at
Home & Abroad, The Search for Peace, A
Nation at War, Contemporary America, United
States History
001846 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
Grade 3: U.S. Geography & History Study 002312 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Skills, New England States, Mid-Atlantic States,
Southern Atlantic States, Southern States, Great Grade 12: Government & Economics
Lakes States, Midwestern States, Mountain States, International Governments, United States
Pacific States, U.S. Geography & History Review Government, American Party System, History
001901 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96 of Governments, The Christian & Government,
002315 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 Free Enterprise, Business & You, The Stock
Market, Budget & Finance, Geography & Review
Grade 4: Our Earth, Seaport Cities, Desert 001847 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
Lands, Grasslands, Tropical Rain Forests, Polar 002313 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96
Regions, Mountain Countries, Island Countries,
Alpha Omega Diagnostic Tests
North America, Our World in Review
Testing should begin approximately two grade
002160 Complete Boxed Set 69.95 62.96
002317 LIFEPACs Only . . . . 59.95 53.96 levels below the student’s current or just completed grade level.
Grade 5: A New World, A New Nation, A EACH DIAGNOSTIC TEST . . . . 6.95
Time of Testing, A Growing Nation, A Divided 013275 History & Geography Grades 1-8
Nation, A Changing Nation, Depression & War, 013276 History & Geography Grades 7-12
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Alpha Omega Switched-On Schoolhouse
History & Geography (3-12)
Alpha Omega offers their courses in interactive
curriculum software. Features include automatic
grading and record keeping, videos, animations,
and sound files, custom curriculum options,
advanced lesson planning, a variety of desktop
themes, printing options, and more. Please
refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section
of this catalog for more in depth information
on this product. The 2015 version includes
new and improved features for both student
and teacher. Minimum system requirements:
Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/
Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (not Maccompatible); CD-ROM drive and printer (recommended).
EACH GRADE . . . . . . . . . . . 99.95 89.96
011527Grade 3
011532Grade 8
011528Grade 4
011533Grade 9
011529Grade 5
011524Grade 10
011530Grade 6
011525Grade 11
011531Grade 7
011526Grade 12
Switched-On Schoolhouse World Geography (8-12)
Recommended as a core course for the 9th
grade or as an elective for grades 8-12, this
course includes 13 units that cover the seven
continents, physical geography, and general
geography concepts. This is the same course
as the 9th grade History & Geography curriculum. The history, culture, politics, economics
and environment of each region are examined.
System requirements: Windows Vista Service
Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ and
Windows 10.
011533 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.95 89.96
Switched-On Schoolhouse Civil War (9-12)
Like all SOS courses, this one-semester elective offers multimedia lessons with video clips,
learning games, customizable lessons, automatic grading, and much more. Taught from
a Christian perspective, this course gives an
in-depth look at the Civil War including points
of contention between the North and South, the
Emancipation Proclamation, key people, battles, daily life, the period of reconstruction, and
the war’s lasting effect on the U.S. Battle fans
will love the interactive maps that give a great
understanding of war strategy and troop movement. System requirements: Windows Vista
Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/
Windows 10. ~ Rachel
000305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26
Switched-On Schoolhouse 20th Century
American History (9-12)
This elective course is made up of six
units on 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.
Minimum system requirements: Windows Vista
Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1
and Windows 10.
020368 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26
Homeschool Social Studies (1-12)
Harcourt Horizons Social Studies Packages (1-6)
Here they are – for those of you who want
a traditional social studies/history course from
a secular perspective. These are what students
are using in the public schools and are written
to meet content standards for each grade level.
We get phone calls weekly asking what we
have to offer from a secular publisher that still
maintains the high-quality standards set forth by
homeschool families. Saxon has come through
on your behalf.
This curriculum comes from the big name publisher Harcourt, a name which (among others)
sets the standard for classroom education, and
you can choose to have it in your home. Text
books offer bright, beautiful photos and illustrations to hold students interest, and teacher
editions and CD-ROMs offer all of the ancillary
materials needed to round out each course.
These courses are available in packages only.
To make this curriculum more affordable and
compatible for homeschool families, Harcourt
makes their Harcourt Horizons packages with a
Parent Guide CD-ROM instead of the the bulky
teacher edition. The CD-ROM includes daily
lesson plans, teaching suggestions, answers to
student activities and assessments. In grades 1
and 2 the answers to the student activity book
are found on the CD-ROM, in grades 3 through
6 the answers for the student activity book are
found in a separate book and it is also included
in the package. This package includes a hardcover student text, softcover consumable activity book, assessment book and parent CD-ROM.
System requirements: Windows 98/2000/XP/7/
or Vista with latest updates; MAC 10.2+ with
8x CD-ROM drive.
For you moms, dads, and charter schools
who have been asking for a well-developed
curriculum that meets state and national standards – your wish has come true. Please note
CD-ROMs are generally not compatible with
very new Win/Mac OS; please see our website
for more details on system requirements for each
course. ~ Donna
Harcourt Horizons Packages w/ Parent CD-ROM:
EACH PACKAGE (1-3) . . . . . 146.30 129.95
EACH PACKAGE (4-6) . . . . . 175.50 152.95
050226Grade 1
050229Grade 4
050227Grade 2
050230Grade 5
050228Grade 3
050231Grade 6
Switched-On Schoolhouse Vietnam Era (9-12)
This one-semester computer-based elective
course focuses in-depth on the Vietnam War.
The lessons cover the Vietnamese country and
people, factors that led to war, Vietnam’s role in
the Cold War, the military strategy of the U.S.,
the anti-war movement, the fall of Saigon, the
war’s consequences and aftermath, and more.
With informative video clips, games, hands-on
projects, and more, this course will give students a better understanding of the importance
of the Vietnam War. Minimum system requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows Holt Social Studies Packages (6-12)
Here they are – for those of you who want
7/ Windows 8 & 8.1/ Windows 10, CD-ROM
a traditional social studies/history course from
drive, printer (recommended).
009365 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.95 51.26 a secular perspective. These are what students
are using in the public schools and are written
to meet content standards for each grade level.
We get phone calls weekly asking what we
have to offer from a secular publisher that still
maintains the high-quality standards set forth by
homeschool families. Saxon has come through
on your behalf.
This curriculum comes from big name publisher Holt which (among others) sets the
standard for classroom education, and you can
choose to have it in your home. Text books
offer bright, beautiful photos and illustrations
to hold students interest, and teacher editions
and CD-ROMs offer all of the ancillary materials needed to round out each course. These
courses are available in packages only.
At the junior high level, two
courses are available – Holt
World Geography and Holt
United States History. World
Geography includes readings
in world geography/history/
culture, map activities, writing activities, and
chapter review activities. Both courses include
a hard copy student textbook and an "Interactive
Online Edition" which includes a digital textbook, videos, games, activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more.
Access is provided through a code which you
will receive with your student text and this will
remain active for one year. Saxon Homeschool
plans to offer renewals through their website.
Holt Geography, The Americans, World
History: Pattern of Interaction, and United
States Government are intended for high school
students. Like the middle school courses, each
package includes a hard copy student textbook and an "Interactive Online Edition" which
includes a digital textbook, videos, games,
activities, student resources, teacher resources, assessments and more, depending on the
course. Access to the online editions is given
through a code you will receive with the textbook, and this will remain active for one year.
Renewals will also be available from
Holt Sociology package includes a student text
and teacher edition on CD-ROM. The Teacher
One Stop CD-ROM includes searchable, printable teaching resources; customizable lesson
plans; videos; assessments; and more.
For you moms, dads, and charter schools
who have been asking for a well-developed
curriculum that meets state and national standards – your wish has come true. Please note
CD-ROMs are generally not compatible with
very new Win/Mac OS; please see our website
for more details on system requirements for each
course. ~ Donna
Holt Courses:
029573 World Geography (6-8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.75 91.95
029561 U.S. History (6-8) . . . . 99.00 87.95
029734Geography (9-12) . . . . 96.35 90.50
029523The Americans (9-12) 114.25103.95
029785 World History: Pattern of Interaction (9-12) . . . 112.60102.95
029501 U.S. Governmt (9-12) . . 100.75 91.95
029715 Holt Sociology (9-12) . . 98.95
Includes a Teacher's One Stop digital edition rather than an online activation code.
Referenced "Think Central" online content is
not available to homeschoolers.
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Holt McDougal World History 2012 1 and 2 deal with what is most familiar in “All
Together” and “People and Places; grade 3 is
Homeschool Package (6-8)
065027 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.20 “Communities;” grade 4 expands to “Regions;”
and grades 5 and 6 deal with American history
Holt McDougal History Interactive Online in “The United States” and “Building a Nation.”
Homeschool bundles include the necessary
Teacher Access 1-Yr Renewals (6-12)
062520Geography Premium . . 27.65 student and teacher information at each level.
062524The Americans Premium 33.55 Grade 1 includes a hardcover student text,
workbook, and teacher resource CD-ROM that
062525United States Government: Principles in Practice . . 28.95 includes planning suggestions and printable
workbook pages and answers, vocabulary pages
062526United States History
Premium . . . . . . . . . . . 28.40 and answers, assessment pages, activity sheets,
062527 World Geography Premium 28.95 “Test Talk” pages and answers, and transparencies. The CD-ROM can be used on either PC or
062528 World History: Patterns of Interaction Premium . . 32.30 MAC with an Adobe Acrobat Reader. Grade 2,
3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher
book (also includes pouch cards for vocabu☼Intro to Sociology (Nextext Coursebooks) lary and reading along with a plastic pouch),
hardcover student text, and a workbook that
includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews,
This Nextext curriculum
reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and
offers a basic, concise,
project pages. Grade 5 & 6 bundles include
authoritative and accessible
2 volumes of the teacher edition with pouch
introduction to the sociologcards and pouch, hardcover student text, and
ical process. Students examworkbook.
ine the history of sociology
The Teacher Edition includes small-format stuand its three major theories:
dent text pages with teaching notes in the marfunctionalism, interactiongins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handism and conflict theory. In
addition, students will learn about groups and book for citizenship, research, and geography.
individuals, social inequality, and change in Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning
guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other
society—in that order.
The 16 chapters in the Student Course book resources are included in the overview of the
include (in addition to the chapter reading) curriculum and for each unit. You will see some
several features which enhance learning: a resources mentioned that aren’t included in this
Sociologist’s Perspective demonstrating con- bundle, but are not necessary for the complecepts; differences Across Cultures; facts and sta- tion of the course – transparencies, quick
tistics; key research and a focus on US culture. studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and
Chapter summaries and vocabulary lists further calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found
aid retention.
For each chapter, the Teacher Resource in the teacher edition. Online resources can be
Manual provides objectives, vocabulary, back- found at the publisher’s website, sfsocialstudies.
ground, further resources, discussion questions com – library, current events, atlas, activities,
(which encourage review and critical thinking) and biographies, along with live links to learnand activities. In addition, you’ll find reproduc- ing partners for this curriculum – Smithsonian,
ible Study Guides, Vocabulary Quizzes and Colonial Williamsburg, and others.
Tests with multiple choice and essay questions Student Texts provide grade-appropriate read(and all answers). The TM mentions supplemen- ing opportunity along with a plethora of visuals
tal material available on the Nextext web site. – diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and
However, at the writing of this review, this site maps – ideal for those who need a little more
was no longer available. The course can be than just the reading. Units are divided into
taught well without these supplements, but both chapters and further divided into lessons. Each
course book and teacher manual are needed. lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review,
Would be considered 1 credit at the middle and “think and apply” questions. A review secschool level and 1 credit at the high school tion provides summary at the end of each chaplevel (although only introductory if your stu- ter, and can be used as an assessment opportudent is pursuing further education in the social nity (answers provided in the teacher edition).
The Workbook included in each set includes
sciences). Student-7.5” x 9.25”, 352 pp, hc.
reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice,
Teacher-8.375” x 10.75”, 102 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
009869 Course book . . . . . . . . 45.80 lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills
009875Teacher Manual . . . . . 16.65 worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short
answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and
maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the
students understanding of textual content.
Scott Foresman Social Studies (1-6)
This is another quality, standards-based cur- We all want quality products for the education
riculum that is now available to homeschool of our children, and Scott Foresman provides
families. If you want to be sure that your child just that for your Social Studies curriculum.
is covering material found on standardized 053022Grade 1 . . . . . . . . . 106.47 94.95
testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade- 053023Grade 2 . . . . . . . . . 137.97 119.95
level classrooms or put your child back into the 053024Grade 3 . . . . . . . . . 137.97 119.95
classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers 053025Grade 4 . . . . . . . . . 148.97 129.95
053026Grade 5 . . . . . . . . . 180.97 157.95
the necessary information at each grade level.
Students will be able to build on knowledge 053027Grade 6 . . . . . . . . . 191.47 166.95
from previous grades as each progresses – grades
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Rod & Staff Social Studies (2-9)
Great news! We’re finally able to offer this
excellent series from Rod & Staff publishers.
Traditional in its approach and written from a
conservative Christian perspective, these affordable, quality textbooks are worthy of serious
consideration in your homeschool. The hardcover texts provide thorough, straightforward
coverage of both geography and historical
time periods. There are plenty of exercises,
questions, quizzes, and tests. Teacher support
is ample but not overwhelming. Illustrations
are numerous and include portraits, paintings,
maps, flyers/posters, and announcements. Most
are black and white, but accent colors keep
the overall appearance appealing. Each chapter
(where appropriate) starts with a timeline with
vocab words and people/places to know designated by italicized and/or bold print. Several
special interest sections (i.e. wheel and wagon
making; mining) are found in each chapter.
The Christian perspective is distinctive and
reflects the sectarian positions of the Mennonite
publishers. Basic premises are that God rules in
the affairs of men and that God’s people are in
the world, but not of the world. These are highlighted in Biblical applications with Scriptural
verses (found in the Teacher’s Manuals).
The series covers “events recognized by most
historians as part of a common core of knowledge.” These events are discussed in a “factual
manner without patriotic emphasis and with
little interpretation.” Wars and military actions
are covered, but deliberate effort has been made
not to overemphasize or glorify military heroes.
Larger trends in cultural affairs are explained,
but the primary emphasis is on mainstream
events. An interesting outworking of the sectarian perspective is that the 8th grade North
American text serves both as a mini-historical
record of the development of the Mennonite
church as well as an examination of how
nonresistance was viewed during America’s
major wars. It should also be noted that North
American history starts with a section on the
“Indians” rather than the “Native Americans.”
The Student Text (or soft cover workbook in
2nd grade) provides both textual content and
response activities. A Focus for Thought section
(comprehension questions) follows each reading
segment. Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive review which might include matching
people places, dates, terms, battles, or places;
multiple choice questions; deeper discussion
(optional) suggestions; and questions on chronology & geography. A cumulative review (So
Far This Year) follows after every other chapter.
These include multiple choice, matching terms,
and completion questions. It’s suggested that
the student keep a notebook for map exercises.
Each student text includes outline maps which
can be copied or traced. A comprehensive glossary is included in the back. Hardcover.
The Teacher’s Manual in most grades (except
for 2nd grade) wraps around reduced copies of
the student pages and includes chapter objectives (main points), direction and explanations
to the teacher, specific information on Christian
perspectives (Bible viewpoint on concepts or
events with appropriate Bible verses), and suggestions for further study. Quizzes (for each
chapter) can be reproduced. A complete answer
key of both textbook questions and test questions is provided – in some grade levels as
reduced copies of student pages. Hardcover.
The Test Booklet provides perforated tests
for every two chapters. Test questions include
matching, true or false, completion, and essays.
If you’re looking for a solid social studies (i.e.
history and geography) series from a conservative Christian perspective and can either appreciate the specific sectarian views – or overlook
them – then this series from Rod and Staff is
definitely worth considering. ~ Janice
Our Father’s World (2)
Introduces and explains
basic geographical terms –
continent, ocean, lake, city,
state, province, and country. Covers surface features
– mountains, hills, deserts,
valleys, plains – as well as
an introduction to globes and maps. Features
12 lessons that include stories about children
around the world. A “New Word Exercises”
section provides the opportunity to learn the
meaning and use of various geographical terms.
015040Workbook . . . . . . . . . 5.95
015025Teacher’s Manual . . . . 3.50
ORFTWDPackage . . . . . . . . . . 9.45
Understanding Our Community (3)
An introduction to the community which
shows how various organizations and public services operate. Coverage includes farms,
roads, maps, doctors, hospitals, emergency
help, banks, garbage collectors
015099Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
015105Workbook . . . . . . . . . 2.95
015096Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
015083Teacher’s Manual . . . . 12.95
UNDCMTPackage . . . . . . . . . . 31.10
Homelands Around the World (4)
An around the globe excursion studying the
geographical and cultural distinctives of different regions. Special emphasis on mapmaking
and geographical knowledge – includes using
blank outline maps.
014995Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 17.95
014982Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
014953Teacher’s Manual . . . . 19.95
HMLWLDPackage . . . . . . . . . 40.15
Homelands of North America (5)
Covers the history of the United States and
Canada from pre-colonial times to modern days.
Geography and mapmaking is emphasized.
015002Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 20.95
014999Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
014998Teacher’s Manual . . . . 23.95
HMLNAMPackage . . . . . . . . . 47.15
Understanding Latin America (6)
Covers the geography and history of the Latin
American countries. Includes ancient Indian
empires, Spanish exploration and conquest,
as well as modern population, culture, and
015048Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 18.95
015047Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
015046Teacher’s Manual . . . . 21.95
UNDLAMPackage . . . . . . . . . 43.15
Understanding the Old World (7)
Covers the geography and history of Europe,
Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Includes map
skills and timeline activities. Covers ancient
and medieval history, the Renaissance and
Reformation, and concludes with the rise of
modern nations.
015132Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 26.95
015127Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
015106Teacher’s Manual . . . . 31.95
UNODWD Package . . . . . . . . . 61.15
Understanding North American History (8)
Starts with a unit on geography, then exploration and settlement of both the United States
and Canada through modern times.
015068Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 29.95
015065Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
015056Teacher’s Manual . . . . 35.95
UNDNAHPackage . . . . . . . . . . 68.15
Understanding Past Five Centuries (9)
After a brief review of ancient and medieval
history, continues with world history through
modern times. Covers types of governments,
effects of economics and trade, as well as
influential world religions, philosophies, and
economic systems.
015157Textbook . . . . . . . . . . 25.95
015152Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
015145Teacher’s Manual . . . . 31.95
UNDPFCPackage . . . . . . . . . . 60.15
MyWorld Social Studies (Pearson)
myWorld Elementary Homeschool Bundles
History is best learned through the medium of
story telling. The story format helps students
understand and retain more as they personally
engage with the stories of our past and learn the
impact that our past can have on our future. This
is accomplished through a combination of print
and digital instruction that integrates students’
own stories with the history being studied. The
printed portion is the Student Worktext (except
in grade K, where the student worktext is a
DVD-ROM of printable pages). I have a sample
of grade 5B open while writing this and the
basic chapter layout is in six sections: myStory
Spark, myStory Video, the lesson pages, a study
guide, review and assessment, and myStory
Book. MyStory Spark encourages students to
consider an important concept from the chapter
ahead and write a short opinion piece based on
their experiences and knowledge. The myStory
Video section features a three-page story that
connects the history discussed in the chapter to
real life and lays a foundation for discussion and
critical thinking activities. The lesson section
is written directly to the student and includes
support for students in the younger grades who
are still learning to read well. Throughout the
text you will see vocabulary words highlighted,
big ideas summarized, and many small activities that turn this text into an interactive student
worktext. While many textbook approaches
simply show data, charts, and pictures to students reading the pages, students of this course
engage with the text by actually writing the
captions for the photos, completing charts and
diagrams using the information from the text,
creating posters to illustrate ideas, and answering quick questions about maps and pictures
(to name just a few of the interactive activities).
This is in addition to the Got It? and Try It! sections that ensure the students are understanding
the text and able to apply the knowledge they
have retained. The Study Guide and Review
and Assessment sections provide summaries and
questions for each lesson within the chapter.
The final section of each chapter is myStory
Book. This unique feature uses a free online
tool to help students write, illustrate and publish their own story online, using the history
studied as a launchpad for ideas. Students can
then obtain actual printed copies of their book
for a fee. The digital component is in two portions: myStory Video and the Teacher Resource
Library DVD-ROMs. The myStory Video DVDROM contains the video version of the story that
students read at the beginning of each chapter –
like a recorded field trip. The Teacher Resource
Library DVD-ROM contains a wealth of helpful
resources for the teacher in an easy-to-use dropdown menu tree: a full teacher guide for each
chapter with lesson plan summaries; podcasts
on teaching the subjects at hand; editable copies of student worksheets; editable tests for each
chapter, with answer keys; hands-on activities;
leveled reading lesson plans; and other general
resources such as graphic organizers, maps,
and correlations to national standards. Please
note, however, that homeschoolers do not
have access to many of the online components. Requirements for the digital portion are:
Windows: XP, Vista, or 7; Pentium II 450 MHz
or faster processor; 128 MB available RAM (256
MB recommended); 20 MB hard drive space;
supported browsers: E 7.0, IE 8.0, 9, Google
Chrome 11.0, Firefox 3.6 and 4.0. MAC: OS X
10.5x or 10.6x; PowerPC G3 500 MHz or faster
processor; 128 MB available RAM (256 MB
recommended); 20 MB hard drive space; supported browsers: Safari 4.1.1, 5.0 and Firefox
3.6. Other requirements: Adobe Flash Player
10.0, 10.2 or 10.3; Office 2003, Word X, Open
Office, or other application to open “doc” or
“rtf” files; Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 6, 7, 8;
internet connection recommended; some TRLs
may require Quicktime. Must have a DVDROM drive in your computer to use the digital
component. – Zach
EACH BUNDLE . . . . . . . . . . 74.97 63.95
055759Grade K
055760Grade 1
055763Grade 4
055761Grade 2
055764Grade 5A
055762Grade 3
037756Grade 6 (5B)
myWorld Middle School Social Studies (7-8)
What a descriptive series
title: myWorld. More than
any other textbook-based
course that I have seen, the
authors of this series have
endeavored to make the
study of history and geography personal; to give places,
eras, and events real faces
that readers can relate to; and to give students a
sense that this really is their world. This aspect
makes these courses inviting and engaging –
which is not something that can always be said
for thousand-page textbooks. The Textbook is
the main component of each course, and while
the presentation of the material is fresh and
colorful, the organizational style is more tradi-
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tional. Geography, which is a melding of physical and political geography along with some
historical context, is divided into 9 units by continent (or continental region – Asia is divided
into 3 regions, Central America is separate, and
Antarctica is excluded) with specific countries
highlighted in each. History is divided into 12
units covering the world from origins to modern
times. As is to be expected with a course from a
secular publisher, origins are taught from an oldearth, evolutionary viewpoint. Something that I
think is somewhat different, though, is the way
all of the major religions are chronicled from
the points at which they first appear through the
influences they have on society and history. It
often seems that religion is discussed in a side
bar as a somewhat separate occurrence, so it is
interesting to see a more integrated approach –
especially when religions are often the major
influences on the course of history anyway!
Within each unit, the chapters include gradeappropriate text introduced with key ideas, concluded with assessments and interspersed with
web connections, map work, chart reading, and
vocabulary building. The second component is
the consumable Student Journal (workbook),
which provides worksheets full of questions,
graphic organizers, puzzles, and writing assignments to help students fully engage with and
explore the information they are learning. The
third component is the Student Journal Answer
Key, which includes answers to direct questions
and suggestions for assessing a student’s journal
activities and essays. These three components
make up the homeschool bundle, along with
a six-page Parent Guide, myStory DVD, and
Teacher's Resource Library DVD-ROM. The
Parent Guide gives a basic overview of the
course and goes into detail about implementing
lesson plans. No lesson plans are provided, but
you are given a lot of information to help with
creating and implementing your own lesson
plan. In general, each course is intended for
36-40 weeks of study, but is flexible depending
on how many days a week you want to study
history or geography. The myStory DVD contains audiovisual presentations to enhance the
course content (for example, the History course
DVD has 33 engaging stories featuring historical figures from different eras). The Teacher's
Resource Library DVD-ROM contains a variety of teaching materials, including "Hip Hop
History," an audio review, GIS maps, and
lecture notes. All six components are only available in a homeschool bundle (not separately);
an exception is made for the Workbook/Student
Journal (something you'll appreciate if you wish
to re-use the curriculum with subsequent children). Colorful and inviting, full of pictures and
illustrations, maps and charts – these courses
aim to engage students more fully than a traditional textbook. I think they do just that. Please
note that there are online codes referenced
occasionally in the course materials that are
not accessible for homeschoolers. These are
extensions to the course material and access is
not necessary to use the course.– Zach
EACH H/S BUNDLE . . . . . . . 61.97 54.95
History 053002
Starline Press Social Studies (3-12)
Starline Press is a character-based, state standards aligned, individualized and independent
learning curriculum. Social Studies programs
cover grade specific social studies topics including history, geography, citizenship, government
and economics. Aligned to California state standards, each grade level provides self- directed
instruction with minimal teacher supervision.
Grades 3-8 complete twelve units (booklets)
per year, with a suggested 3 week completion
timeframe. Grades 9-12 complete 5 booklets per
semester/10 per year. Consumable booklets are
colorfully illustrated soft cover. Each grade level
incorporates vocabulary lists, fill in the blank
questions, chapter reviews, and unit tests, and
writing assignments including reports and term
papers. Please see publisher website for CA
state standards correlation. Sold as complete sets
which include answer and test keys. ~ Deanne
051470Grade 3 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
Students illustrate the ability to navigate
maps and regions of the United States
and the world. They will learn about
different measurements of time including
time, time zones, and timelines. They
study Native Americans and Revolutionary
leaders; national symbols, monuments
and American folklore. They will also
be introduced to economics, branches of
government and what it means to be a
citizen. One unit is devoted to the study
of California, her statehood, history, the
pony express, immigrants, and national
parks, famous Californians, Chinatown and
051471Grade 4 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
California history from 1900 to present
is studied as well as the geography of
California, including physical characteristics
and regions. The Gold Rush and the effects
it had on California are also discussed.
California history, federal, state and local
government is also studied. They will also
learn to identify early explorers and focus
on key time periods, such as Spanish and
Mexican rule. Students will organize and
write a report on the history of California.
051472Grade 5 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
The people of Americas are studied including Cliff Dwellers, Nomads, American
Indians and Woodland People. Students
study explorations and explorers, such
as Christopher Columbus and Francisco
Vasquez de Coronado as well as early land
and sea explorers. Early settlements and
colonies in North America are also studied.
The French and Indian war, Declaration
of Independence, Bill of Rights, westward
expansion, California Gold Rush, and the
Oregon Trail are all taught. Students do
reports, create dioramas, and view artifacts
to enrich understanding.
Students are
expected to work in groups and alone to
prepare charts, graphs and develop critical
thinking skills.
051473Grade 6 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
Early humans are studied: hunter-gather
societies, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon
Humans, and prehistoric tools. The theory
of evolution is discussed alongside what is
revealed in scientific evidence. Ancient
History including Mesopotamia, Egypt,
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Kush and Nubia are studied and a report is
given by the student. Students are expected
to choose a topic, research ideas, take
notes, organize an outline, write a rough
draft, complete a bibliography, write a final
copy and give an oral report. Map skills are
utilized throughout the year demonstrating
their knowledge of The Balkan Peninsula,
Greece, Egypt, Rome and China. The
regions, events and people of China and
Rome are studied. Also studied are Ancient
Rome, the Birth of Christianity, Moses and
the Ten Commandments, and Abraham,
Father of Many nations.
051474Grade 7 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
The Roman Empire including its geographic
borders, social woes, religion and philosophy, crisis in Roman leadership and
military, and eastern orthodox civilization and church/state relations are studied.
Discoveries that changed China and Japan
are studied as well as Mexico, Central
America, and the rise of the Mayan Empire.
Students are also introduced to Christian missionaries, Catholic and Protestant European
regions, and the roots of the Science revolution including Jewish, Christian and Muslim
Science. The Enlightenment period and
Magna Carta are introduced. Maps, timelines and bibliographies are incorporated
into reports enabling students to outline and
evaluate what they have learned.
051477Grade 8 . . . . . . . . . 204.40 184.95
US history is the focus of this year. Students
will study the Constitution, Bill of Rights,
requirements for citizenship, how to use
the ballot and political parties. They learn
about city, state and federal government.
Early presidents are studied including
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas
Jefferson, and James Madison. The War of
1812, Mexican American War 1845, and
the last Indian wars are studied. Students
will also learn about the origins of slavery, the lives of black Americans who
gained freedom, the characteristics of white
southern society and the women’s suffrage
movement. Students will do presentations,
develop magazines and use the internet in
learning to appreciate and understand the
development of America, her history and
051478Grade 9 . . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95
World geography is the focus of this year.
Students will study the landforms, geography, and people of Mexico, Central
America, the West Indies, South America,
Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia,
Antarctica, Europe, and North America. A
country report is expected at the completion
of unit ten.
051479Grade 10 . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95
World history is the focus of this year.
Ancient Empires of Egypt, India, Greece
and Rome are studied. Students study
Judaism and Christianity, as well as Greek
and Roman philosophy and religion. The
origins of England, France, Spain and Russia
are studied. They will also learn about
the American and French Revolutions, the
English Bill of Rights, and the French
Declaration of Rights of Man. The Russian
Revolution, the Nazis of Germany and allied
leaders are studied. Students will learn the
ten steps to writing a term paper, from
selecting a topic, to conducting research
and recording the location of your sources,
to writing a final draft paper.
051476Grade 11 . . . . . . . . 174.50 164.95
US history is the focus of this year. Students
will study the first Americans, early settlements and the Colonial Period.
presidents and their effects on the US are
shown. They will learn about state constitutions, the extension of slavery, and women’s
rights. The divided South, the Last Frontier
and the plight of the Indians are covered
as well. The booming 1920s, World War
II, the Cold War, the culture of the 1950s,
the Vietnam War and the Space Program
are studied. Presidents through George W.
Bush are covered.
Grade 12: Economics and Government
051447Economics Set . . . . 114.70 109.95
The Economics course (six units) studies the
role of government, the international trade
policy, poverty, privatization, economic
expansion, and industrial growth. Students
learn about economic opportunity including
small business, franchising, chain stores,
the sole proprietor and business partnerships. Other topics covered are: stock
exchanges, buying stock on margin, commodities futures, market dynamics, Black
Monday, watchdog agencies, the Federal
Reserve, taxation, inflation, savings and
budget imbalances.
Students will also
study the American dollar and the world
economy; develop a financial plan and a
money management checklist.
051458Government Set . . . 114.70 109.95
Government (six units) probes the impact of
history on our government, the influence of
many governments and federalism. Students
study forms of government, the Constitution
and Bill of Rights, and branches of government. Citizenship privileges and responsibilities, public opinion and politics, the
media, interest groups and lobbying are also
explored. Students will also study political
parties and the election process.
AGS Social Studies (5-8)
Long known as a supplier of curriculum for
the public school system, Pearson Learning
introduces the AGS series of homeschooling
bundles for social studies for upper elementary
students. World History kicks off the series
for 5th graders, World Geography & Cultures
for 6th graders, United States History for 7th
graders and United States Government for 8th
graders completes the series. Each bundle
includes a teacher edition and student edition of
the text and a student workbook. The student
workbook is also available separately, since it
is consumable. The program overview states
that the program includes high interest graphics
and photos, easy-to-read text (4th grade reading
level), short manageable lessons, and practice
and review. I have looked over three of the
four programs in this series, and that publisher
assessment seems accurate. All programs have
common features; the following is a description
of World History and Cultures, with notes about
2 of the others after that.
The first 2 chapters cover the world in general, then 9 units cover the rest of the world
continent by continent. Each unit is divided
into 2-4 chapters with 2-4 lessons per chapter.
Each chapter begins with a few goals for learning, some overview statistics, a map skills page
with area map and a few related questions and
key vocabulary words by lesson. Key words
are also repeated in the left margin of the lesson. Lessons are very short at about 4 pages.
5 review questions complete each lesson. A
follow-up one page workbook activity includes
10-15 questions in matching, fill-in-the-blank,
or multiple choice format. Chapters include
wrap-up articles of interest and summaries of
the important facts of the chapter. The teacher
manual contains a reduced copy of the student
book, plus some other helps, ideas, and answers
to the review questions in the margins.
Since text is brief, content is generally limited
to highlight information. From my perspective, the text does have a bias and makes room
for some popular liberal concerns, like acid
rain, conservation of old growth forests, global
warming, pollution, saving the rain forests, and
saving the dolphins. This bias was not evident
in World History or United States Government.
It is apparent in the teacher manual that
this program has its roots in the public school
system. Many references are made to English
Language Learner and English as a Second
Language, with strategies for working with this
type of student. If you have students in this
situation, this program could be useful to you.
Also, no answers are provided for the student
workbook questions or the midterm or final tests
that are provided only in reduced form in the
back of the book. Since this is not a particularly
challenging course, answers are easily found
by the teacher, but this still takes a little extra
time. The assumption is that the teacher will
have access to the teacher’s resource library,
something which is not available to the homeschool parent.
World History: Coverage is generally what
you would expect from a world history course,
beginning with the ancient Middle East, then
on to Greece, Rome, Europe and Western civilization, and the modern world. Some North
African history is included, much of it centered
around Islam and its growth. Asia is also occasionally discussed. The discussion of religions
was fairly even-handed regarding the major
religions of the world.
United States Government: The focus is more
about how our government functions today,
with only a small portion about how it came
about. Besides chapters on the three branches
of our government, independent agencies, state
and local government, political parties, citizenship, economics, foreign policy and trade are
also discussed. Helpful appendices include the
Declaration of Independence, the Constitution
including amendments, a list of presidents, list
of states with basic facts, world map, and selected important Supreme Court cases. As with this
all programs in the AGS series, information is
overview without going into much detail.
If you are in need of a secular program that is
easy for the student to read and digest, this one
may be a good option for you.
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Workbook Bundle
World History
World Geography 052997
& Cultures
US History
US Government
see below 052992
052993 US Gov Wkbk . . . . 28.97 24.95
Social Studies Power Basics (6-12)
This second edition of the
useful Power Basics series
is stronger and more userfriendly.
Targeting a student audience that is typically daunted by the length
and complexity of traditional
textbooks, this series provides
the essentials of a junior or
senior high curriculum (onlevel content) with below-level readability (4th
grade). Learners build literacy and criticalthinking skills as they interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize scientific information.
They likewise apply these skills in their daily
lives. The step-by-step lessons are manageable with clearly defined examples. Workbook
activities provide frequent practice and review
while supporting different learning styles.
Traditional textbooks typically are written for
an above-average reader, cover a wide range of
content and are filled with photographs, illustrations, and other visual elements. For some students the amount of material is overpowering,
the visual elements are distracting and the rapid
pace is unnerving. Power Basics has streamlined the textbook approach while presenting
essential content (adhering to NSE standards)
allowing students to succeed.
The program has four components: student
book, workbook, teacher's guide, and test
packet. Single Packs, which contain all four
components for a slightly discounted price are
also available. Repeating, recognizable icons
are used throughout the series.
Each Student Book (of varying lengths) is
divided into units each of which has a series
of lessons on related topics with one lesson for
each topic. Each lesson begins with a clear,
student-centered goal and a list of Words to
Know introduced in the lessons. (Vocabulary
word definitions are included in the glossary
found in both the teacher's guide and the student book.) There is a brief introduction to the
topic followed by instructional text that presents
essential information in short, easy-to-understand sections. This is followed by a practice
activity (set of questions) that lets students apply
what they've just learned. Each unit concludes
with a review (multiple choice questions) and
several application activities.
The Student
Text has several special features: Think About
It - asking students to use critical-thinking
skills, Tip - useful hints to help remember spe-
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cific pieces of information, and Real-Life which
shows how the material connects to their own
lives. Although sparing, illustrations & charts
are interspersed throughout the text which also
employs an accent color. A summary of rules
and other important information, a glossary
with pronunciation guide, and an index make
up the reference section accompanying each
student text. Some examples of the application activities from the World Geography text:
reading maps in newspapers; learning European
customs, languages, phrases; scanning newspapers and news reports for one week for stories
about Russia, Central Asia, and Middle East;
or pretending you are on a panel to decide if
Antarctica should be considered a continent.
For each lesson the consumable Workbook
provides a variety of practice and extension
activities especially geared for different learning
styles. Answers are provided in a separate key.
Some of the activities from the World Geography
series: learn location & time zones, read passage and complete diagram about changes over
time, do a crossword puzzle (a frequent activity)
on political division in Europe, read chart and
answer questions, read tour description and
write song, research Volga River and some cities
that it flows through, choose one city and creating an advertising poster, create a climograph
by plotting precipitation and temperature from
chart and then answer questions.
The Teacher Guide gives an overview of each
unit with suggestions for extension activities as
well as a complete answer key to all the practice activities & unit reviews. Also provided is
a chart showing how to correlate the textbook
material with the workbook activities. The
guide includes duplicates of the glossary and
appendices from the student text. Reproducible
graphic organizers (information web, Venn
diagrams, and a comparison matrix) are useful homeschool tools but the Record-Keeper is
more oriented to the classroom. I particularly
liked the generic grading rubric for application
activities. Determining how to grade projects
always seemed to derail me. Some examples
of extension activities from World Geography
include: search internet to find out about sports
in South and East Asia, read general article
about aspect of African life and write report to
share with class, study weather maps and consider how geography affects weather.
The Test Packet includes a pre-test and posttest as well as unit test for each unit in the student text. This packet also includes suggestions
for testing students who do not test well along
with test-taking strategies for both the Power
Basics series and standardized testing. Out of
curiosity I took the pre-test provided with the
Geography series scoring 90%. It did show a
hole in my knowledge - almost all of my misses
were from the Eastern Europe area.
This series fills a need within the homeschool
community. While not as strong or as challenging as some of our literature-based history studies or our textbook courses, those courses tend
to be from Christian publishers and incorporate
a biblical worldview. This series from a secular
publisher provides a complete course that can
be strengthened for a grade-level reader by adding appropriate reading and research projects
while using the course as a study framework.
~ Janice
STDT BK (exc noted) . 26.00
STDT WORKBOOK . . . 16.00
TEACHER'S GUIDE . . . . 7.00
TEST PACK . . . . . . . . . 21.00
SINGLE PACK . . . . . . 61.00
American Government
Seven Units: What is Government?,
Constitutional Framework, Political Parties &
Voting, The Federal Government, Presidential
Election Process, State Government, Local
Government. 225 pgs.
034315Student Book
033170Student Workbook & Ans Key
033172Teacher's Guide
033171Test Pack w/ Ans Key
041169Single Pack
United States History
Four Units: Birth of Nation, Development of
Nation I, Development of Nation II, TwentiethCentury America & Beyond. 239 pgs.
033208Student Book
033207Student Workbook & Ans Key
033209Teacher's Guide
033210Test Pack w/ Ans Key
041179Single Pack
World Geography
Seven Units: Geography & Maps, The
Americas, Europe, Africa, Russia, Central Asia,
& the Middle East, South Asia & East Asia,
Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica. 270 pgs.
033216Student Book
033215Student Workbook & Ans Key
033217Teacher's Guide
033218Test Pack w/ Ans Key
041181Single Pack
World History I
Eight Units: Earliest People, Ancient Greeks,
Ancient India & China, Ancient Romans, Europe
in Middle Ages, Middle East and Rise of Islam,
South & East Asia, Africa & Americas. 416 pgs.
033220Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50
033219Student Workbook & Ans Key
033221Teacher's Guide
033222Test Pack w/ Answ Key
041182Single Pack
World History II
Eight Units: Rebirth in Europe, Asia's Empires,
European Exploration & New World, Europe
Colonizes the Globe, New Ideas Lead to
Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Nationalism
& Social Reform, Imperialism. 416 pgs.
033224Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50
033223Student Workbook & Ans Key
033225Teacher's Guide
033226Test Pack w/ Ans Key
041183Single Pack
World History III
Eight Units: A New Century & World War I,
World Between the Wars, World War II, World
After World War II, The Americas, Europe &
Former Soviet Union, Middle East & Africa, Asia
& Australasia. 447 pgs.
033228Student Book . . . . . 29.00 22.50
033227Student Workbook & Ans Key
033229Teacher's Guide
033230Test Pack w/ Ans Key
041184Single Pack
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Paradigm Accelerated CURRICULUM
People, Places, & Events of World History
Current through 2011, Paradigm Accelerated
Curriculum’s world history program explores
the course of history since 5000 BC. A selfdirected study, the 15 basic components of
culture form the framework within which world
history is examined: agriculture, architecture,
communication, discoveries, dominant personalities, education, families, food, government,
industry, energy, military, religion, sports, and
transportation. The text is very accessible, with
a conversational feel. Vocabulary words are
highlighted throughout and defined in regular
vocabulary boxes. Black and white illustrations,
diagrams, and maps are sprinkled throughout
for reference. There are six texts (or Chapters),
each covering a different time period. Chapter
1 covers 5000 BC-1200 BC; Chapter 2: 1200
BC-1000 AD; Chapter 3: 500 BC-600 AD;
Chapter 4: 632 AD-1675 AD; Chapter 5: 1400
AD-1900 AD; and Chapter 6: 1800 AD-2011
AD. There is a corresponding activity book
for each textbook. These do not include the
answers. The answers and quizzes are found in
the Teacher’s Resource Kit. This is available in
two versions: as a CD-ROM only version (with
the answer and quiz pages as pdf files) or in a
printed form (with a free download for the pdf
files) so you also have access to the pdf files.
The full course kit includes all texts, activity
books, the teacher’s resource kit and an access
code for the free download. This is a readingbased world history course that, while not from
a specifically biblical viewpoint, attempts to
present the information as an honest account of
history. ~ Zach
EACH TEXT BOOK . . . . . . . . . 8.95
EACH ACTIVITY BOOK . . . . . 6.45
Text Book
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
054736Teacher Resource
CD-ROM only . . . . 12.7012.20
054737Teacher Resource with downloadable PDFs 18.9518.25
054735 Full Course Kit . . . . 111.35 99.95
Prentice Hall World History (9-12)
Prentice Hall brings the standards of a classroom curriculum to homeschool. This homeschool bundle includes the Student Edition,
Teacher Edition, and Reading & Note Taking
Study Guide. The elements included in this
bundle are sufficient to present a quality course
to your high school student.
The Student Edition is a whopping 1254
pages! It includes an explanation of the Concept
Connector portions of the curriculum, listings
for special features and supplements for the
text, a skills handbook for reading, writing,
geography, and critical thinking. There are
7 units of information – Early Civilizations,
Regional Civilizations, Early Modern Times,
Enlightenment and Revolution, Industrialism
and a New Global Age, World Wars and
Revolutions, and the World Since 1945. Units
are then divided into several chapters, each
including a preview, objectives, vocabulary,
textual information, biographies, note taking,
assessment options, as well as photos, illustrations, timelines, and maps. Each chapter ends
with a quick study guide, concept connector, chapter assessment, and document-based
The Teacher Edition includes the information found in the Student Edition along with
small format student pages. It also includes
Professional Development pages that include a
pacing guide for planning your schedule, differentiated instruction for different types of learners, and teacher notes printed in the margins
around the student pages. “Witness History” is
one element you will find printed in the student
and teacher editions but you won’t have access
to the audio. Answers to checkpoints, thinking
critically, chapter assessments, and analyzing
documents are found in the teacher edition.
The Reading and Note Taking Study Guide
with Concept Connector Journal (workbook) is
a tool for organizing and analyzing information.
Essential Questions from each chapter sets up
the journal for reflection, interaction, and experiential writing. The idea behind this consumable, 388-page workbook is that students develop skills in the areas of reading, vocabulary, and
note taking as well as compare concepts and
events and make connections across the timeline of history. The pages incorporate different
graphic formats for recording main ideas such
as flow charts, outlines, and tables along with a
summary for each section of the textbook.
There are online elements available at the
publisher’s website, You will
find videos, animations, maps, timelines, and
more. Codes to access some of these items are
found printed throughout the text. You will also
find the study guide pages that can be printed at
the website. There are no official chapter tests
included with this bundle, but you can use the
chapter assessments for that purpose. There are
also no answer keys, beyond those found in
the teacher edition. An “All in One” Teaching
Resource product is available from the publisher
that includes some of the additional resources.
053020 Homeschool Bundle 141.47 123.95
Programs - By Time Period / Topic
Veritas History Programs (K-12)
Bede’s History (K-1)
Young children are naturally curious about the
world around them—not only their immediate
world but also the celebrations their families
commemorate. This delightful series will quickly become a valued resource for teaching history
to the younger children in your family.
Taking a gentle, hands-on approach, this
new series from Veritas Press presents history
through the eyes of Bede, a lovable timeline,
who resembles a yarn ball. Weekly lessons are
presented in a colorful two-page spread which
contains textual information and activity directions. The activities vary and include drawing
and coloring, timeline activities, crafting activities like making a boat and paper airplane, creating a lap book and many others.
In the first book of the series, Bede’s History of
Me, children are taught what a timeline is and
how it works. The concepts of past and present
are also expanded upon with concrete activities,
which help younger ones grasp the meaning of
the terms. Bede then guides children in creating a personal, family timeline. Other historical events covered are Thanksgiving, maritime
history, history of toys, Christmas, Epiphany,
history of houses (including geographical studies
of my neighborhood, city, state and region), history of sports, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, church
history and many others.
The second book, Bede’s History of Us, builds
upon the timeline activities in the first book
and introduces the foundation of history found
in creation. Other lessons include a state history Lapbook project, Columbus Day, Native
Americans, Pocahontas, the Great Awakening,
George Washington and Benjamin Franklin,
Lewis & Clark, the Civil War, inventions, art
history, history of flight, and many others.
Each book is designed to take one year,
although it would be possible to cover both
books in less time for an older child who is
preparing for the Veritas Press History program.
As a fan of the visual value of teaching with
timelines, I love the straightforward and gentle
approach this series brings to the study of history. Available individually or as a set. 72-83
pgs, pb. Non-reproducible. ~Deanne
013086 Bede’s History of Me 16.00
013132 Bede’s History of Us 16.00
BHMEUSSet . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.00 30.00
This information can only be found on the cards
and is not duplicated in the Teacher Manual.
On the Creation card, examples of the resources
are: Child’s Story Bible, pages 3, 4 and Streams
of Civ, Vol 1, pages 11-14. Reading whatever
is set out on the cards provides the ‘text’. The
Teacher Manual is split into 32 weekly lessons.
Each lesson has a worksheet, a project or two,
and a test. An example of what you might find
in the appendix is a literature unit, an Egyptian
decor bulletin board pattern, an Egyptian Feast
project, reproducible sheets, great games, and
lyrics for the memory song. An enhanced
CD-ROM is also available, which includes
the memory song for that level, an electronic
version of the Teacher Manual, and an instructional video. The enhanced CD will work on
either Windows or Macintosh. Because the
enhanced CD contains the complete Teacher’s
Manual, we sell two kits; one which includes
the Teacher Manual book, the card set, and the
audio CD (Homeschool Kit), and one which
includes only the enhanced CD and the cards
(Homeschool Kit w/ CD). ~ Genevieve
EACH HOMESCHOOL KIT . . . 55.85 52.84
EACH CARD SET . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95
EACH AUDIO CD . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
EACH ENHANCED CD . . . . . . . 24.95
We carry most recommended resources even if
they are not listed here. Only books included in
Veritas' Priority 1 and Literature Kits are listed.
Grade 2 - Old Testament/Ancient Egypt
VH2KIT Homeschool Kit
VHOECDHomeschool Kit w/ CD
015255Teacher Manual
015252 Card Set
015254Audio CD
031598Enhanced CD
Veritas Elementary History (2-6)
Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of
the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time
periods (each aimed at a different grade level
and designed to take one school year) which
take students from creation to the present. The
program originally had three parts: teacher’s
manual, history cards (an absolutely essential
element of the curriculum) and a memory song
on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman
with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is
designed as a type of auditory time line. The
history cards are fantastic! They have many
interesting facets (the more you study them, the
more you learn). The cards from the various
time periods are color coded and numbered there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards
also relate to Bible history they have another
color and another number. Each card has a
picture (usually in full color) representing what
it is about. For example, the card for Creation
has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun
and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by
Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on
the other cards are famous paintings as well.
Each card has a title and a Scripture reference
(if appropriate). They also contain a summary of
the event they represent and a list of resources.
Grade 2 Recommended Resources:
003618 Kingfisher Hist Encyc. . 32.99 22.95
008942 Mummies Made Egypt 6.99 5.50
008935 Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50
021084Streams of Civ Vol 1 . 35.95 25.95
000167Student Bible Atlas . . 12.99 9.95
014223Tut’s Mummy . . . . . . 3.99 3.25
005420DC Cook Journey Through the Bible (formerly Victor) 29.9919.95
011821Tirzah . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 8.95
006212Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
Grade 3 - New Testament/Greece/Rome
VH3KIT Homeschool Kit
VHNRCD Homeschool Kit w/ CD
015251Teacher Manual
015248 Card Set
015250Audio CD
031597Enhanced CD
Grade 3 Recommended Resources:
002408 100 Most Important Events
in Christian History . . 19.99 14.50
012152 Church in History . . . . 30.00 19.95
020113 Cultural Atlas of Ancient
Greece . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95
020114 Cultural Atlas of Ancient
Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95
005420DC Cook Journey Through the
Bible (formerly Victor) 29.99 19.95
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As you would expect, a fast internet connection – minimum download speed of 1 mbps – is
needed but courses work on both Windows (8,
7, or Vista) and MacOS (10.7 or higher). Two
GB RAM is recommended. Courses use Flash
technology and will only work on a computer or
laptop (i.e. no tablets).
These courses will free you up allowing you to
enjoy it as much as your children – just by listenGrade 6 Recommended Resources:
003306 Child’s Story of America ing in. ~ Janice
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75 9.50 EACH ACCESS CODE . . . . . . . . 011984 Hiding Place . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 058995Old Testament and Ancient Egypt
058994New Testament, Greece and Rome
006693 History of US: The New
Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 058993 Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation
Grade 4-Mid. Ages/Renaissance/Reformation
006650 History of US: Liberty for
VH4KIT Homeschool Kit
All? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 058992Explorers to 1815
058991 1815 to Present
VHMRCDHomeschool Kit w/ CD
006710 History of US: War,
015247Teacher Manual
Terrible War . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95
Veritas History Transition Guides (6-8)
015243 Card Set
006694 History of US: Reconstruction
Not quite ready for Omnibus? Or maybe you
015246Audio CD
and Reform . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95
have an older student who’s just a little too old
031596Enhanced CD
006623 History of US: Age of
Extremes . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 to start the Veritas history cycle. These new
Transition Guides are the perfect solution. For
Grade 4 Recommended Resources:
006702 History of US: War, Peace
and All That Jazz . . . . 15.95 11.95 a spine they use the Pages of History volumes
002408 100 Most Important Events
and the Veritas history cards. Add to that an
in Christian History . . 19.99 14.50 003618 Kingfisher History
007269 Beowulf (Rebsamen) . . 9.99 7.50 Encyclopedia . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 excellent selection of classic literature and you
014776Cathedral . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.95 268961 US History for Christian have a one year classical world history survey
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 course for your middle school student that will
012152 Church in History . . . . 30.00 19.95 007300Door in the Wall . . . . . 6.99 5.50 010222 With Lee in Virginia . . 9.99 4.50 provide the perfect preparation for Omnibus or
003618 Kingfisher Hist Ency . . 32.99 22.95 026183 Carry a Big Stick . . . . 26.95 19.95 will allow your student to “catch-up” to students
who have had the benefit of the five-year Veritas
021084Streams of Civ. Vol 1 . 35.95 25.95 007095If You Traveled West in a
Covered Wagon . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 world history series.
003382Time Traveler . . . . . . . 22.99 20.69 Technically a worktext, the Guides actually
038553 Children of the Covered
034317 Famous Men of the
Middle Ages . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 Wagon . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75 9.95 “feel” more like lesson plans. Volume One has
19 lessons; Volume Two has 13. The lessons
012090They're Off! Story of the
006402 Famous Men of Renaissance
Pony Express . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 each have five sessions and follow a general
& Reformation . . . . . . . . 13.95 format of reading and History Card assignments,
018535 King Arthur . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50
discussion and comprehension questions, and
036807 This Was John Calvin . 11.95 10.25 Veritas Self-Paced History Online Courses (2-6)
This is classical history – a dynamic chronologi- projects. Both the discussion and the compre000752Thunderstorm in the
Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 cal approach – available any time, any place, and hension questions are provided for you along
at any pace. Each course has 160 class periods with a complete answer key. There’s at least one
(approximately 30- 50 minutes each) and covers project in each lesson. Projects include a variety
Grade 5 - Explorers to 1815
32 important historical events, corresponding, in of activities such as worksheets (answers in the
VH5KIT Homeschool Kit
general, to the printed Veritas history courses. back), writing assignments, art projects, or flashVHEECDHomeschool Kit w/ CD
Making good use of the computer environment card activities. Some weeks there are additional,
015230Teacher Manual
with interactive quizzes, mapping activities, a optional activities which tend to be things like
015227 Card Set
talking historical character, and a conversational field trip suggestions, video options, and review
015229Audio CD
approach, these courses will engage your stu- worksheets. Although in black and white, the
034462Enhanced CD
dent. Grading and grade-recording completed books are full of illustrations – artwork and
drawings. Volume Two includes a Chronology
online with printable reports will delight you.
Grade 5 Recommended Resources:
002408 100 Most Important Events
Veritas history courses always include memori- and a Final Exam (again, answers in the back).
in Christian History . . 19.99 14.50 zation (dates, places, names) because it provides The books are non-reproducible although there
003306 Child’s Story America . 12.75 9.50 a foundation for more in-depth study in later will be times when you wish they were. There
000451 First Voyage to America . years. Memorization in a variety of ways in these are just enough activities – worksheets and
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.25 courses keeps the task interesting. You will need exams – that will work best if written directly
006634 History of US: The First
to provide the flashcards for each course, and upon that one would have to classify these books
Americans . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 students will need a Bible. Additionally, there as consumable worktexts.
Volume 1 covers Creation through the
006692 History of US: Making
is a fiction resource list for each course that is
Thirteen Colonies . . . . 15.95 11.95 “technically” optional but highly recommended. Reformation and corresponds to Pages of History
006713 History of US: From
A course registration is for one student. As Volume 1 and the first three sets of History
Colonies to Country . 15.95 11.95 assignments are completed, grades are recorded Cards (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, New
006693 History of US: The New
and tracked for that student. However, exercises Testament Greece and Rome, and Middle Ages
Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 are available for review and while it might be Renaissance/Reformation). Volume 2 covers
000770 Johnny Tremain . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 possible to have a second child “monitor” the Explorers through the Present and corresponds to
003618 Kingfisher Hist Encyclopia
course in that manner, it’s not optimum so Pages of History, Volume 2 and the last two sets
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95 Veritas has provided a $100 sibling discount that of History Cards (Explorers to 1815 and 1815
268961 US History for Christian . allows a second student to fully participate in the to Present). Please note we sell both the Guides
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 course alongside the first. Courses are designed and the Pages of History as a two-volume set
015278 Voyage to Freedom . . 10.00 8.50 for grades 2 through 6 and are available online (#POHSET). ~ Janice
001408 Witch of Blackbird Pond
for twelve months from enrollment. Older (and EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 050643 Vol 2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25 younger) students will also profit from the courses 050642 Vol 1
000942 Yankee Doodle Boy . . . 8.95 6.95 if they have not previously had strong history HTGSET Volume 1 and 2 Set 39.90 37.90
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003618 Kingfisher History
Encyclopedia . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95
021084Streams of Civ. Vol 1 . 35.95 25.95
008965Greeks . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
009034Romans . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
013768 Children’s Homer . . . . . 9.99 7.75
013786D’Aulaire’s Book of
Greek Myths . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
011762Detectives in Togas . . . 7.99 6.25
013052 Pompeii...Buried Alive . 3.99 3.25
006216Trojan Horse . . . . . . . . 3.99 3.25
034316 Famous Men of Grc . . 16.95 14.50
033630 Famous Men of Rome 16.95 14.50
Grade 6 - 1815 to Present
VH6KIT Homeschool Kit
VHTPCDHomeschool Kit w/ CD
015218Teacher Manual
015215 Card Set
015217 1815 to Present Audio CD
034461Enhanced CD
Recommended Resources for Transition Vol 1
013137 Pages of History Volume 1
015252OT and Ancient Egypt History Cards
015248NT Greece and Rome History Cards
015243 Middle Ages Renaissance/Ref Cards
005109Adam and His Kin
010403Augustine the Farmers Boy of Tagaste
034727 Beowulf (Heaney)
000261 Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus
013768 Children’s Homer
021567God King
018535 King Arthur and His Knights
of the Round Table
008935 Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
024684 With Lee in Virginia
Recommended Resources for Transition Vol. 2
013140 Pages of History Volume 2
015227Explorers to 1815 History Cards
015215 1815 to Present History Cards
Alone Yet Not Alone
038553 Children of the Covered Wagon
000451 First Voyage to America
011984 Hiding Place
000770 Johnny Tremain
004542Sergeant York and the Great War
Veritas Press Omnibus (7-10)
From the captivating introductory question
“Why study this stuff?” to the glorious full-color
artwork representations to the sheer comprehensiveness of the coverage, I am enthralled with
these books. Omnibus is Latin for “all encompassing; everything.” The publishers couldn’t
have picked a better title for this project that
has as its goal a six-year theology, history, and
literature curriculum that will literally “talk
about everything” - all the important ideas from
all the ages will be put on the table to explore.
The Omnibus curriculum desires to enable the
student to unlock the treasure chest of ideas
contained in the Great Books – those which
have guided and informed thinking people of
western civilization. While you might associate
the term with the list compiled and edited by
Mortimer Adler, the publishers and editors of
the Omnibus have established their own list that
overlaps with Adler’s.
Omnibus is both classical and Christian. It was
written from a distinctly Protestant viewpoint
that is best summarized by the Westminster
Confession of Faith. Omnibus I (Biblical and
Classical Civilizations) and II (Church Fathers
Through the Reformation) are 7th and 8th grade
texts with emphasis on the logic stage. Omnibus
IV - V will cover similar time periods but with
emphasis on the rhetoric stage. Omnibus III &
VI will cover modern (1563 to present) times
with logic and rhetoric emphasis respectively.
In other words, grades 7-12 grades are covered
in two, three-year rotations.
Each Omnibus is divided into two semesters
with primary (traditional Great Books) and secondary (other) book selections for each. These
selections and the course built around them
are rigorous, very rigorous. And some parents
might be concerned about some of the content.
The editors are clear about several things. First,
they assume that evil is to be conquered rather
that evaded. Secondly, they assume that godly
oversight and protection will accompany the
student through this coursework. Thirdly, they
see the Christian home as a boot camp where
students are taught to handle their weapons under godly, patient supervision. Lastly, since
the Bible includes the same topics as these
books there is no subject that this curriculum
will raise in the minds of junior or senior high
students that would not also be raised as he
reads the Bible.
If you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed, let
me say that these texts will instill confidence
even as they make the job easier for you.
In essence, they’re comprised of stand-alone
guides for reading, studying and understanding
these Great Books and the Great Conversation
of ideas they represent. Beginning with an introductory worldview essay, a session is outlined
for each day a book is to be studied. The number of weeks in a study varies with the selection. Discussion is a major part of every book
study. Some days the discussion is general with
an eye on comprehension but more often the
focus is textual, cultural, and biblical analysis.
There are daily reading assignments and almost
daily writing assignments plus a large selection
of optional activities. The really comforting
thought is that the Teacher CD contains complete and thorough answers and talking points
for every discussion or question raised.
In addition to the wonderful artwork, other
excellent resources are evident. Appendix I
outlines a two semester reading schedule.
Appendix II is a parallel timeline of events in
history, literature, and theology, with miniature
art representations or a book cover. The Teacher
CD-ROM includes the entire text on PDF files
with answers and talking points inserted into
the discussion session notes. Additionally,
lesson plans, teaching tips, and midterm and
semester exams with answers are included. It
also includes a grading calculator - an Excel file
where you insert a student’s grades. The text
does not include the reading selections; you will
need to obtain them separately. The editors also
mention two beneficial references - Western
Civilization by Spielvogel and the History of
Art for Young People (we have it listed as Short
History of Art) by Janson & Janson. As you look
over the reading selections, don’t be surprised
to note, “I read this book in college.” These
are academically (and spiritually) challenging
courses. ~ Janice
Omnibus I: Biblical & Classical Civilizatns (7)
First Semester Primary Books: Genesis, Exodus,
Epic of Gilgamesh, Code of Hammurabi, 1 &
2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Odyssey, Histories,
Oresteia, Plutarch’s Lives.
First Semester Secondary Books: Chosen by
God, Till We Have Faces, The Magician’s
Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
The Horse & His Boy, Prince Caspian, The
Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Isaiah, Jeremiah,
Minor Prophets.
Second Semester Primary Books: Theban
Trilogy, The Last Days of Socrates, The Early
History of Rome, Luke & Acts, Aeneid, The
Twelve Caesars, Julius Caesar, Revelation.
Second Semester Secondary Books: The Silver
Chair, The Last Battle, The Best Things in Life,
The Unaborted Socrates, Galatians, Romans,
James, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Screwtape
Letters, The Holiness of God.
011827Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00
011829 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00
Omnibus II: Church Fathers Through the
Reformation (8)
First Semester Primary Books: Beowulf,
Confessions, Ecclesiastical History of the English
People, Eusebius, The Church History, On the
Incarnation of Our Lord, Rule of St. Benedict in
English, The Song of Roland.
First Semester Secondary: The Dragon and
the Raven, The Fellowship of the Ring, The
Hobbit, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nine Tailors.
Second Semester Primary: The Bondage of
the Will, The Canterbury Tales, The Divine
Comedy, Inferno, History of the Kings of Britain,
Macbeth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Second Semester Secondary: Henry V, King
Richard III, The Return of the King, The Two
Towers, Winning His Spurs.
011831Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00
011832 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00
Omnibus III: Reformation to the Present (9)
First Semester Primary Books: Westminster
Confession of Faith, The Pilgrim’s Progress,
Of Plymouth Plantation, The Social Contract,
Foundational American Documents, Federalist
and Anti-Federalist Papers, A Tale of Two Cities.
First Semester Secondary Books: Foxe’s Book
of Martyrs, Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice,
Gulliver’s Travels, Autobiography of Benjamin
Franklin, The Pit and the Pendulum, The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Second Semester Primary Books: Reflections
on the Revolution in France, Uncle Tom’s
Cabin, Lincoln’s Speeches, Slave Narratives, The
Communist Manifesto, The Treaty of Versailles,
The Great Gatsby, Mein Kampf, Philemon, The
Epistles of John, The Epistles of Peter and Jude,
Nineteen Eighty-Four, Daniel.
Second Semester Secondary Books: Little
Women, The Killer Angels, Christianity and
Liberalism, The Old Man and the Sea, Animal
Farm, Death of a Salesman, Postmodern Times,
How Should We Then Live?
040005Student Text . . . . . . . . 75.00
040006 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 100.00
Omnibus IV: The Ancient World (10)
First Semester Primary Books: Proverbs,
Job, Psalms, Bacchae and Other Plays, Iliad
of Homer, Introduction to Arisotle, Landmark
Thucydides, Lysistrata and Other Plays, The
First Semester Secondary Books: Aesop’s
Fables (Signet Classic), Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Art
and the Bible, Augustus Caesar’s World, Death
on the Nile, Troilus and Cressida, 1st and 2nd
Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.
Second Semester Primary: Gospel of Mark,
Philippians and Colossians, Annals of Imperial
Rome, Apostolic Fathers, Cicero: Selected
Works, Eclogues and Georgics, New Complete
Works of Josephus, Meditations, Metamorphosis,
New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha, On the
Nature of Things, Thirteen Books of Euclid’s
Elements Vol. 1, War with Hannibal.
Second Semester Secondary Books: Antony
and Cleopatra (Oxford School Shakespeare),
Desiring God, Knowing God, Lost World,
Mythology, Phantastes, Plutarch’s Lives Vol. 2,
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
009328Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00
009336 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Omnibus V (11)
First Semester Primary Books:
City of God, Consolation of
Philosophy, Chronicle of the
Kings of England, Two Lives
of Charlemagne, Summa
Theologica, Divine Comedy,
1st & 2nd Corinthians.
First Semester Secondary
Books: Saga of the Volsungs, The Koran, Le Morte
d’Arthur, Idylls of the King, Connecticut Yankee
in King Arthur’s Court, Leviticus, St. Thomas
Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi, Numbers,
Great Divorce, 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, Name
of the Rose, Decameron.
Second Semester Primary Books: Lives of Thomas
Becket, Canterbury Tales, The Prince, Praise of
Folly, Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings,
Institutes of the Christian Religion, St. Matthew
Passion, Faerie Queene, Romeo and Juliet.
Second Semester Secondary Books: Distant
Mirror, Hebrews, Travels of Marco Polo,
Othello, Here I Stand, Heidelberg Catechism,
George Herbert’s Complete English Poems, Don
Quixote, Tartuffe.
048457Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00
048458 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00
Omnibus VI: Modern World (12)
First Semester Primary Books: Democracy in
America, Emma, Huckleberry Finn, Leviathan,
Moby Dick, Origin and Principles of the
American Revolution, Paradise Lost, Pensees,
Portable Enlightenment Reader, Robinson
Crusoe, Wealth of Nations.
First Semester Secondary Books: Common
Sense, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hamlet, John
Adams, Leaves of Grass, On Christian Doctrine,
Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, Red Badge
of Courage, Self-Reliance, Walden & Civil
Second Semester Primary Books: All Quiet
on the Western Front, Battle Cry of Freedom,
Beyond Good & Evil, Brave New World, Citizen
Soldiers, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Notes
from Underground, One Day in the Life of Ivan
Denisovich, The Stranger, The Sun Also Rises.
Second Semester Secondary Books: 50
Great Short Stories, Collected Poems of T.S.
Eliot, The Guns of August, Heart of Darkness,
Interpretation of Dreams, The Jungle, The
Picutre of Dorian Gray, That Hideous Strength.
049827Student Text . . . . . . . . 85.00
049828 w/ Teacher CD-ROM . 110.00
Omnibus Online Courses (7-9)
The Veritas Omnibus courses are an amazing
amalgamation of academically challenging history and classical literature processed by and
through a thoroughly biblical and Christian
worldview (i.e. theology). The texts provide
teaching outlines and textual information along
with discussion questions, and the teacher’s
CD-ROM supplements with excellent “talking points.” Nevertheless, the courses require
a motivated student and a mom/parent who
can keep up with the reading and is confident
with the material. Enter a viable solution: the
Omnibus Online Courses.
Self-paced. Classical. Academically challenging. That about sums up the Omnibus online
courses, but each of these words says a mouthful. The online version of the Omnibus courses
combines history, theology, and literature into
a cohesive, cogent whole. The online option
means the teachers are experts in their subject
areas, and visual tours of actual event locations
enhance the text’s instruction. These well-done
courses offer tremendous support for parents
and an engaging learning environment for
students. Activities include “man in the street”
type interviews, interesting discussions such as
one on situational ethics with an emphasis on
biblical responses or a “round table” discussion
on three main beliefs on creation. The courses
are “a-syncronous” which means that all material is available online and can be accessed at
any time and at the convenience of the student
(rather than “live” where a student must attend
each class at a certain time). Quizzes and tests
are recorded and grade records are printable for
parents. A “knowledge tree” structure within
the program asks the student a question, then
responds with a sequential question based on
his response. An optional (additional expense)
live Forum option (teacher and students) meets
online every two weeks. The student can progress at whatever pace is comfortable although
the Forum is based on a stated progression of
five lessons per week.
There are two levels of participation. Primary
Access provides 175 lessons (five per week
for 35 weeks). These lessons utilize the primary resources and provide the basic coverage. Secondary Access provides an additional
105 lessons (three per week for 35 weeks)
and utilizes the secondary resources, complementing the Primary lessons. Completion of a
Primary Access course plus a Secondary Access
course equates to three credits – one in history,
one in literature, and one in Bible/theology.
Completion of only a Primary Access course
earns a single credit. Purchased Access codes
are active for twelve months, but additional
months can be purchased from Veritas for a fee.
A course registration is for one student. As
assignments are completed, grades are recorded
and tracked for that student. However, exercises
are available for review, and while it might
be possible to have a second child “monitor”
the course in that manner, it’s not optimum so
Veritas has provided a $100 sibling discount
that allows a second student to fully participate
in the course alongside the first.
As you would expect, a fast internet connection – minimum download speed of 3 mbps – is
needed, but courses work on both Windows (8,
7, or Vista) and MacOS (10.7 or higher). Two
GB RAM is recommended. The course can also
be viewed on tablets (iPad with OS 6 or higher
or Android with Android 4 or higher and at least
a 9” window).
The Omnibus text is required, and each access
also needs its required resources (i.e. primary
and secondary resources for each semester).
If you’ve loved the idea and the content of the
Omnibus courses but wondered how you could
possibly keep up with them or felt out of your
depth in terms of the discussions, these courses
are an exciting option. If you have a student
who wants to “handle” his own education, these
courses offer that flexibility in terms of pacing.
Omnibus has always been a strong option if you
want your student to be maximally challenged
and classically educated. Now these courses are
even more do-able. ~ Janice
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Primary Code Secondary Code
Omnibus I
Omnibus II
Omnibus III 058989
Literature Approach to Ancient History (5-12)
A one-year course covering Ancient Sumeria,
Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient
Rome. This is a study designed to guide you
through ancient history using selected literature
as your primary text. Biblical history and geography, ancient mythology, cartography, and an
assortment of classical and contemporary books
combine to make this a very comprehensive
study from 3,000 BC to the fall of Rome. This
course includes a recommended course of study
for intermediate grades (5-8) and senior high
grades (9-12). There are 71 intermediate lessons
(recommended pacing is 2-3 per week) and 91
high school lessons (3 suggested per week).
049576 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50
Ancient History Timeline (5-12)
The timeline kit that corresponds with the
study guide above, covering the time period
2600 B.C. to 476 A.D. 28 key events and figures are included to color, cut and assemble on
the cardstock timeline. The newest member of
the Beautiful Feet timeline family, this one is
slightly longer than the others at nearly 9'.
049577Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 9.95
049575Timeline 2-Student Kit 16.95 14.50
Resources Used in Both Levels (5-8; 9-12):
021084Streams of Civ. Vol. 1 35.95 25.95
005941Streams of Civilization Vol. 1 Tests & Key . . . 5.25 3.95
000167Student Bible Atlas . . . 12.99 9.95
000627Tales of Ancient Egypt 4.99 3.95
008935 Pharaohs of Anc Egypt 5.99 4.50
013768 Children’s Homer . . . . 9.99 7.75
013786D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek
Myths . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
006198Augustus Caesar’s World .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95
Resources for Intermediate Grades (5-8):
014224Pyramid . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75
006212Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
000221Galen and Gateway to Medicine . . . . . . . . . . 14.9510.50
014777City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 8.50
001899 Bronze Bow . . . . . . . . . 7.99 6.25
000323 White Isle . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13.50
Resources for High School (9-12):
017579 Cat of Bubastes . . . . . . 7.95 6.75
006211 Mara, Daughter of the Nile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
010607Greek Way . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25
000631 Caesar's Gallic War . . 15.95 14.50
014681 Quo Vadis? . . . . . . . . 18.95 13.75
000638 Julius Caesar (Amsco) . . . 18.50
018299Antony and Cleopatra . Max Notes . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 3.75
021565 Beyond the Desert Gate 13.95 9.95
Medieval History: A Literature Approach (5-8;
From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D.,
this literature approach to history takes students through the
medieval period via some of
the best classic and historic
literature available. Students
read works by classic authors
such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter
Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the
time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther,
Saladin and more. This one-year course has been
revised and the publishers have broken the study
into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high
grades, and one for high school. The guides are
now full-color and include reproductions of period art masterpieces. Both guides now feature 35
weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics,
hands-on activity and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more. Resources for each guide are
listed below; if a resource is used in both levels,
it is marked with an (*).
006237Int/Jr. High (5-8) . . 21.95 17.95
034591 Senior High (9-12) . 27.95 23.50
Medieval History Timeline
A timeline kit to be used with the study guide
above, covering the same time period. 20 key
events and figures are provided for students to
color, cut, and assemble on a timeline.
049594Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75
049593Timeline 2-Student Kit 14.95 12.75
Literature Approach to Early American History
Two courses here, at different grade levels.
Teaching a Providential view of America’s story,
and using a Literature approach, these guides
break down the study into daily lesson plans,
spanning the Vikings to the Civil War (1000
A.D. to 1865). Students keep notebooks of their
work throughout the year. Lesson plans include
various activities to correlate with the study
as students “read” their way through history,
consuming some of the best age-appropriate
historical literature. Newly Revised guides are
expanded and now in full color. They also
include web links, comprehension questions,
character studies and more activities.
006319 Primary (K-3) . . . . . 19.95 16.95
049583Intermediate (4-6) . 19.95 16.95
Westward Expansion: A Lit Approach (4-7)
This natural sequel to Early American History
covers American history from the late 18th to
the mid-19th century. Students will learn about
the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail,
the Pony Express and much more about the
events and individuals from this time period.
The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays,
vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and
answer keys. The course will last a semester if
3-4 lessons are completed each week.
049603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 10.95
Resources Used in Westward Expansion:
005161Abraham Lincoln’s World17.95
049595Of Courage Undauntd . 16.95 14.50
049572Abraham Lincoln . . . . . 16.95 14.50
039922Stout-Hearted Seven . . . 6.95 5.50
Early American History Time Line (K-6)
049608 Year of the Horseless
A kit to assemble along with the Literature Carriage - 1801 . . . . . . . 9.958.75
Approach to American History. 18 detailed
designs (corresponding to events and figures in
the course above) to color, cut, and assemble
on included timeline.
006323Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75
006324Timeline 2-Stdnt Kit . . 14.95 12.75
Resources Used in Both Levels (K-6):
006225 Leif the Lucky (D’Aul) . 17.95 14.50
000658 Columbus (D’Aulaire) . 17.95 14.50
003436 Pocahontas (D’Aulaire) 17.95 14.50
003451 Benjamin Franklin (D’Aulaire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50
000664 More Perfect Union . . 7.99 5.95 ☼Literature Approach to Modern American
Resources for Intermediate/Jr. High (5-8):
034367 Your Story Hour H1-H5 and World History (5-8)
011281 1001 Arabian Nights 14.95 10.95 CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.7519.95
Covering the tumultuous Civil War through
012013Adv. of Robin Hood . . 4.99 3.95
modern times (2009), this vibrantly illustrated
000656Adam of the Road . . . 7.99 5.95 Resources Used for Primary Level (K-3):
guide from Beautiful Feet once again provides
050322 Beowulf (Morpurgo) . 6.99 5.50 049596 Pilgrim Stories . . . . . . . 11.95 9.95 homeschool families with an inspiring and
000645 Canterbury Tales (ed. by
049578 Benjamin West and His . challenging historical perspective through qual
Barbara Cohen) . . . . 26.99 17.95 Cat Grimalkin . . . . . . . . 7.995.95 ity living books. Designed for 3-4 lessons per
014775Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.75 049608 Year of the Horseless
week, this guide (with answer key) introduces
014776Cathedral . . . . . . . . . 11.99 8.95 Carriage - 1801 . . . . . . . 9.958.75 children to the famous men and women who
027922 Crispin: Cross of Lead 7.99 6.25 003439George Washington
significantly impacted our world: the Wright
050379European World . . . . . . 36.95 (D’Aulaire) . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50 brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward,
020452 Fine Print . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 016936Abraham Lincoln (D’Aul) . 14.50 George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass,
035053 Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 4.95 000663 Pilgrims of Plimoth . . . . 7.99 5.95 ers. Required resources are listed below.
018535 King Arthur & the Knights
008729 Meet Abe Lincoln . . . . . 4.99 3.95 063263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 21.00
of the Round Table . . . 5.994.50 007136 Matchlock Gun . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 061444A Child’s First Book of
014527 Kite Rider . . . . . . . . 21.95 15.95 002525 Courage of Sarah Noble . 5.99 4.25 American History . . . 16.99 11.50
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043803 Queen Eleanor: Independent 007570 Perilous Road . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50
021887George Washington’s
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002056Trumpeter of Krakow . 6.99 5.75 049605 Winter at Valley Forge . 6.95 6.25 Frederick Douglas . . . . 7.95 6.95
000195 World of Columbus & 049590Jamestown . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 6.25 063717 Carver: Life in Poems 16.95 12.50
Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.9517.95 Resources Used in Intermediate Level (4-6):
063654Theodore Roosevelt . 11.95 9.95
001545 Wright Brothers: Pioneers
020722America’s Providential
Resources for Senior High (9-12):
of American Aviation . 5.99 4.50
History . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.25 059029Anthology of Medieval Literature
017184 Landing of the Pilgrims . 5.99 4.50 050769Sergeant York . . . . . . 12.00 8.75
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.75 049604 William Bradford . . . . . 9.95 8.75 055468Singing Tree . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95
(publ by BF, edited by Rebecca Berg Manor)
000670Sacajawea . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50 008956Rascal . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
008081 Medieval World: Illustrated
002481 Amos Fortune, Free Man . 6.99 5.25 029688Gladys Aylward:
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034727 Beowulf (Heaney) . . . 14.95 11.25 000672 Walking the Road to
003280Roll of Thunder,
011281 *1001 Arabian Nights 14.95 10.95 Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 Hear My Cry . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95
000646 Joan of Arc (Twain) . 17.95 13.95 000671Go Free or Die . . . . . . 8.99 7.75 000818 House of Sixty Fathers 5.99 4.95
000651 Canterbury Tales (in Modern 049592 Life of Washington . . . 10.95 9.50 063692 War Boy: A War Time English) . . . . . . . . . . . 5.994.50 013549Abe Lincoln Grows Up . 6.99 5.50 Childhood . . . . . . . . 16.9912.95
049598Scottish Chiefs . . . . . 17.95 14.50 049602Vikings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75 003128Number the Stars . . . . 7.99 6.25
000195 World of Columbus & 012008Twenty and Ten . . . . . 6.99 5.25
006121 Lewis & Clark Expedition . Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.9517.95 Coloring Book . . . . . . . 4.994.25 011817 Little Riders . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.95
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
028769Air Raid-Pearl Harbor . . 7.99 6.25
063716 Year of Impossible
Goodbyes . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.50
006629A History of US:
All the People . . . . . . 15.9511.95
063691Echoes of the White Giraffe
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 8.50
063740Stealing Home: Story
of Jackie Robinson . . . . 5.99 4.50
063684 Water Buffalo Days:
Growing Up in Vietnam 5.99 4.95
063718Ronald Reagan:
Our 40th President . . . 12.95 9.75
049607 Yanks are Coming . . . 13.95 11.95 History of California Study Guide (4-8)
049599Stalin: Russia's Man of . Have you fallen in love with the Beautiful Feet
Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.9511.95 Literature Approaches to history? Then you are
001469 No Promises in the Wind 7.99 5.95 sure to love this one on California! Made up of
013819To Kill a Mockingbird . . 8.99 6.95 64 lessons, students will explore the history of
011566Hitler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 the state chronologically through literature. The
003428 Churchill / Johnson . . . 16.00 11.50 study covers early exploration and discovery
011984 Hiding Place . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 (1400s) through the mid 1900's. Explore the
028081Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50 Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the building of the
003472Unbroken . . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50 Transcontinental Railroad and more through lit017455 Victory in the Pacific . 13.95 11.95 erature, comprehension, discussion, vocabulary
001522Hiroshima . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 5.95 work, map work, student notebook assignments
009807 Lost Names . . . . . . . . 23.95 22.95 and much more.
049574America & Vietnam: Elephant
049580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 16.95
Literature Approach to Early American and and the Tiger . . . . . . . . . 11.95
World History (7-9)
011804Red Scarf Girl . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50 History of California Time Line
This 1-year study spans the time from 1400’s 016007 Kite Runner . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50
The timeline consists of two 3’ long, blank
to 1865 is meant to “bridge the gap” from Early
cardstock sections, a copy of the California
American history to the U.S. History through the Literature Approach to Geography (3-7)
Explorers’ Poem, and 23 timeline figures to be
Civil War study for junior highers. The course
A wonderful unit study incorporating geogra- cut out, colored and placed on the timeline.
includes 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed phy, history and science, based on the Holling 2-Pack includes enough materials for two stuper week.
C. Holling books. Students learn about three dents to each complete their own timeline.
005163 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 main geographic regions of the U.S. as well 011565Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.75
as a basic introduction to World geography. 049579Timeline 2-Pack . . . . 14.95 12.75
Resources for Early American/World History: Designed to be used with maps (see below) Resources for History of California:
000195 World of Columbus and that children color, label and complete as they 049581 Cruise of Arctic Star 13.95 11.95
Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.9517.95 study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the- 009346Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Biblioplan for Families (K-12)
It’s as amazing as it always was – and yet
it’s so much better! For years BiblioPlan meant
a series of four time-period-specific planning
guides for world history. Using a spine and
incorporating first-rate literature suggestions,
they provided the framework for anyone wanting to study world history chronologically and
classically. Then a few years ago, they started
adding components – and we wondered exactly
where they were headed. Now we have a
good idea – and it’s looking good. The name
BiblioPlan is still synonymous with classical
chronological world history but what is available now is a full-bodied, full-color curriculum
rather than a framework. It’s comprehensive and
thorough while providing ease of use and minimum teacher prep. They allow students of all
ages to work on the same eras at the same time.
There’s also flexibility. You can still use just the
framework (Family Guide) or you can add some
or all of the components. You can take a general
approach and incorporate multiple ages at once
– or you can use material that targets particular
education levels (i.e., upper middle school).
Older children can help younger children and
children of all ages will be making memories as
they work together. Biblioplan puts you in the
driver’s seat with full controls.
Ancient, Medieval, and Modern America &
World History are completely revised and all
components are available. Early America &
World History is currently “under construction”
and will be available early in 2014. The unrevised versions are still available but are listed
separately to avoid confusion.
BiblioPlan Family Guides provide the structural framework for the program – a full year’s
worth of history and literature readings. There
are four Guides, one for each of the four classical (chronological) time periods – Ancient,
Medieval, Early America & World, and Modern
America & World (inspired by the Well-Trained
Mom). This is the product that used to BE
Biblioplan. In other words, when you said
Biblioplan these guides are what you meant.
Designed by a group of homeschooling moms
for themselves, this guide gives you 34 weekly
spreadsheets; each a comprehensive lesson
plan. Their goal was to integrate quality historical literature with biblical and secular history. They put together an easy-to-follow plan
which requires minimal parental prep covering
the historical topic (Classtime), a Psalm study,
References and Resources for textual information about the topic, Literature selections of
the Week (for grades K-2, 3+, 5+ and 8+), a
Family Read Aloud suggestion, Writing Ideas,
Optional Fiction & Resources, and suggested
Activities. Introductory information includes the
usual “how to find books” and “how to use the
plan” information as well as the book lists for
both the scheduled and the optional literature. If
your family includes older students, then you’ll
be glad to know that a supplement for high
school is included. There’s more! Prior to each
Era (for instance, Early Christianity and the Rise
of Islam, Europe & the Crusades, etc. for the
Medieval history) there are several additional
pages of reference material – annotated book
lists for the Readers, the Family Read Alouds,
and the Optional Resources/Fiction.
If it sounds like the Family Guides might be
all you need – you would be correct. They’re
comprehensive and thorough; in general, wellconstructed plans. You could complete four
years (plus four more if you wanted) of interesting history, absorbing literature, and engaging
activity possibilities using just these Guides.
You may also want to ensure you have access to
some or all of the frequently-referenced "spine
resources" if you go this route. These include
Story of the World, Mystery of History, The
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Usborne
Encyclopedia of World History, or History of
US. However, if you like to have perfectly
coordinated, quality material at your fingertips – rather than scrambling for it – then you
can incorporate one or more of the following
BiblioPlan Companion – one for each time
period. Essentially, these are historical textbooks
– but not like any you’ve seen before. For one
thing they provide both textual information (in
a narrative prose style) and enrichment supplements. For another, they’re color-coordinated
so you know instantly if you’re reading history
text (black & white) or about people and special
events (various colored backgrounds). These are
books which beg to be pored over. In the random pages open before me from the Medieval
Companion, there is a section on Muslim food
laws and their rituals for newborns, a description of a tughra (Ottoman sultan’s signature)
with gorgeous, artistic examples and a Turkish
paper decorating technique – ebru. In the Giants
of the Faith section is a biographical sketch of
Saint George and the Dragon which continues
onto the next page and includes a large, glorious artwork reproduction of the same. There
is a pattern to the information provided for
each chapter (34 in each Companion – one for
each week): Geography Focus, History Focus,
Fascinating Facts, Mystifying Myths, Interesting
Individuals, Fascinating Foods, Church History
Focus, Critical Concepts, and Giants of the
Faith. Just in case there’s any doubt, the
Companions – and all the BiblioPlan materials – have a consistent biblical and Christian
worldview. The Companions provide all the
necessary textual information for the Classtime
and greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the need
for any outside historical reference books or
spines. That being said, some may still choose
to use the recommended spine readings in order
to provide even more historical perspective and
textual information.
BiblioPlan Cool History provides weekly
assignment sheets at four different grade level
groupings – Littles (K-2), Middles (2-6), Upper
Middles (6-8), and Advanced (8-12). It’s pretty
easy to surmise that the goal of these is to allow
a family to challengingly study the same time
period and the same topics but at their own
distinct levels. Templates for a year-long project
– Giants of the Faith Book – are provided along
with coordination of coloring pages (lower levels), Giants of the Faith suggestions, and hands-
on activities (i.e. crafts, again for the lower
levels). There are subtle grade-appropriate
variations in the levels but these pages include
reading assignments and questions taken from
the Companion readings. The Littles book has
suggested reading assignments that point to
certain sections of the Companions of interest to
younger students and Globe Fun (introductory
map activities). The Middles and Upper Middles
have an Optional Bonus Question or Activity.
Both the Upper Middles and the Advanced
include periodic (about every six weeks) exams.
The Advanced assignment sheets have assorted
questions – fill in the blank, short answers,
short essays (all taken from the Companions)
and research essays (outside of Companions).
If you’re concerned about answers to all these
questions – they do exist but they aren’t in the
Cool History books. It’s necessary to contact the
publisher ( for permission to download the answers. I’m impressed
with the general breadth and scope of these
assignment sheets. They’re obviously designed
for review, retention, and reinforcement. And,
in general, they’re visually appealing with full
color illustrations. However, the space for
writing answers seems irregular (Middles is too
small – 3/16” line spacing; Upper Middles has
no lines) and may mean it will work best for
your students to transfer all answers to notebooks/binders.
BiblioPlan Hands On Maps provides one or
two full-color maps each week that correspond
to the week’s lesson content. Instructions for the
maps are printed directly on the map. While
students may need to gather a little helpful information from the Companions and/or a world
map, students will be able to complete the
maps at their level more or less on their own.
The Middles maps set has suggestions for K-2,
3+, and 5+ students. The Advanced maps set
includes six geography exams as well as a geography scope and sequence. The same set of
maps is included in both books but the Middles
includes some prompts and partial information
that make them easier to complete.
BiblioPlan Timelines & Figures are well-crafted
supplements with one distinct advantage over
many other timelines – they’re in color. The
spiral-bound books can be used “as is” or the
pages removed and the timeline mounted on
a wall – or the pages three-hole punched and
the timeline placed into a binder which would
allow your student to create an entire timeline in
one place. Lots of flexibility here. The timeline
consists of one or more colored strips (color
varies with the time period) plus dated notes
on particular events. The student cuts out the
graphics and pictures (located in the back of the
book) and inserts them in the appropriate place.
The Ancient Timeline includes a single timeline.
The Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation
Timeline includes two timelines – one for
church history and one for “regular” history.
The America and the World Timeline features
facing pages – one for the Americas and one for
the World. As mentioned earlier, the Timeline
Figures are mostly in color (some 19th and 20th
century figures are prints of original black and
white photos) and, frankly, very eye-catching.
Figures include portraits, artifacts, geographical
features, monuments and buildings, photos or
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drawings of events, and much more.
BiblioPlan Craft Book provides over one
hundred crafts that correlate with the Family
Guides. These are the crafts referenced in the
Cool History assignment sheets. And I must
say, the book I examined (Medieval) was very
impressive. I would have loved to have such
a well-illustrated and well-explained variety of
crafts and projects to accompany our history
studies. On the random page I opened, there
are seven crafts which flow from four separate
weeks (by the way, there are seven additional
projects for those same four weeks – the average
is over three per week). A few require materials
from other sources but most include directions;
all include full-color pictures. Here’s the selection: Porcelain Painting (buy a kit), Hold a
Japanese Tea Ceremony (get details from internet), Make a Kharbhooja Sharbat Drink (directions), Make a Flying Dragon Head (directions),
Make a Chinese Dragon (directions), Make a
Yurt (directions), Make a Chinese Cricket Cage
(directions). Patterns – where needed – are
provided in the back of the book. This book is
fully integrated with the BiblioPlan program but
could also be used as a supplement to another
world history study.
The BiblioPlan Coloring Book provides coloring sheets to accompany the lessons. These are
referenced in both the Family Guides and the
Cool History for Littles assignment sheets. There
is at least one and often two pages per week.
The BiblioPlan Family Discussion Guide is
for families who want some help in broadening their history studies into thoughtful family
discussions. These Guides provide discussion
starters that will help you guide your students
into a better understanding of the connections
between secular history and their Christian
faith. One of the advantages of the Discussion
Guide is that they allow you to lead discussions without having to study everything in the
Companion yourself.
Remember the Days is a historical textbook
series specifically designed for younger readers
(K-6). Covering the same topics (World History,
U.S. History, Church History, and Geography)
as the Companion and having the same 34
weeks of study, there are more fun stories and
more “young” appeal. While you will most
likely need to read to your early elementary
students, upper elementary students will be able
to handle much of the reading on their own.
Currently Volume 2 (Medieval Days) is available with the other three expected over the next
three years.
BiblioPlan Cool History Classic is a republished version of an older edition of the Cool
History books. In this version (which did not
have grade level grouping designations), questions are based on the textual content of Susan
Wise Bauer’s Story of the World rather than on
the BiblioPlan Companions.
So, if your whole family is ready to dig into
world history and you want flexibility, an excellent road map, comprehensive textual information, and colorful, engaging reinforcement and
enrichment possibilities, then look no further
than the new, reconstructed BiblioPlan. ~ Janice
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041853Timeline & Figures . . 24.95
026092 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95
048074 Cool History Classic 18.95
050264 Cool History Littles . . 18.95
050265 Cool History Middles 20.95
054017 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95
050266 Cool History Advncd 22.95
049786Companion . . . . . . . 59.95
049787 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95
030910 Family Discussion Gd 12.95
Living History of Our World (K-12)
Living History of Our World - Primary (1-8)
Some of you have been
waiting for a history program like this for many
years! And now that it’s
here, you will not be disappointed. There is SO much
to like here (and only a
few minor sorts of quibbles). This is history for your
whole family – or at least
002294 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 those doing work at the elementary and middle
041854 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 school level. The conversational, highly read054023 Hands On Maps Adv. 22.95 21.80 able text draws the reader back to whatever time
041855Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 period or person is being covered. You live with
049790 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50 them, walk/sail/ride with them, worship/pray
049792 Cool History Classic . 18.95 18.00 with them, and make history with them. Then,
054020 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 in wonderful Charlotte Mason style, you retell
054021 Cool History Middles 20.95 19.90 their story in your own words, draw pictures,
054022 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 follow them on maps, research and discover
054019 Cool History Advncd 22.95 21.80 background information, copy their words,
049791Companion . . . . . . 109.95104.45 and make note of whatever special lessons you
have learned. This series is a wonderful teach033797 ☼Remember the Days
- Medieval . . . . . . . . 49.95 47.45 ing tool for homeschools. Connecting with her
030914 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15 reader-parents is obviously important to the
030916 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 author, Angela O’Dell, who provides encouraging instructional notes. She stresses that parents
Early america & world 1600-1850:
will want to make the curriculum fit their family.
001365 Hands On Maps Adv 22.95 21.80 Do more (or less); read extra books (or don’t);
048067 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50 explore all the hands-on projects (or none); you
001303 Cool History Advance 22.95 21.80 get the picture.
001309 Cool History Classic 18.95 18.00
Courses consist of a Text (history storybook)
001318 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 and a Student Journal. Each course is divided
001347 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 into 28 chapters, and following the suggested
049789 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15 lesson plans (three lessons per week) provides a
001355 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 year’s study. The Text gives suggested narration
breaks along with periodic notes to parents.
Modern america & world 1850-2000:
The Appendix of each course includes a set of
018711 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 possible lesson plans, a list of optional books,
031910 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 a list of geography terms, additional research
054025 Hands On Maps Adv 22.95 21.80 topics for older students, and teaching tips for
048073Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 struggling learners. When faced with contro048070 Coloring Book . . . . . . 8.95 8.50 versial topics (“The puzzle pieces of history are
048071 Cool History Classic 18.95 18.00 sometimes oddly shaped and very dark”), the
050267 Cool History Littles . . 18.95 18.00 author typically presents a cautiously-worded
050268 Cool History Middles 20.95 19.90 middling position and then encourages parents
054024 Cool Hist. Upper Mdl 22.95 21.80 to discuss both sides with those students who
050269 Cool History Advancd 22.95 21.80 are old enough and wise enough to handle such
049793Companion . . . . . . . 89.95 85.95 a discussion. What a refreshing approach!
049794 Craft Book . . . . . . . . 15.95 15.15
The Student Journals are real gems of learn030923 Family Discussion Gd 12.95 12.30 ing possibilities. Graphically designed space is
provided for reviews, maps, timelines, journal
Primary Resources Used in Biblioplan:
entries, scripture/famous sayings (i.e. copy003618 Kingfisher Hist Ency . 32.99 22.95 work), hands-on projects, pictures to color, and
018005Usborne Encyclopedia draw/write pages. Older students are expected
of World History . . . 19.9917.99 to complete some research projects on their
010992SOTW V 1: Ancient . 17.95 11.45 own. Other supplies – school, office, and
040707SOTW V 2: Mid Ages 17.95 11.45 household – will be needed as your student
005652SOTW V 3: Early Mod 16.95 10.95 completes his journal but most people will have
031209SOTW V. 4: Modern 16.95 10.95 these around the house. One special aspect of
these journals is sure to be appreciated – the
BiblioPlan – Previous Edition
character-building applications that are obvious
Older editions of the BiblioPlan components throughout.
that have not yet been completely revised.
Now about those minor quibbles. There are
a few typos (understandable in a first printing
Early america & world 1600-1850:
and will probably be corrected soon), and the
012173Biblioplan . . . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 quality of the maps and timeline pictures in
017922 Map Packet . . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 the journals is poor (pixilated) in some cases.
048069Timeline & Figures . . 24.95 23.70 However, I am inclined to overlook them in
006616 Family Guide . . . . . . 42.95 40.80 048068 Cool History . . . . . . 20.95 19.90 order to take advantage of these user-friendly,
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informational, and inspirational history courses. of the research/essay questions, consider these
Texts, about 250 pgs, pb; Journals, 150 - 170 from Chapter 17 (More About Our Government
pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice
and Constitution): How are public policies
shaped? – Do your best to describe the process.
United States History:
Describe the difference between foreign policies
Volume 1: Ancient Americans Through the and domestic policies. Who shapes foreign poliGold Rush (K-7)
cies? How can we the people influence foreign
049177Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95 policies?
049178Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95
The author suggests using a 1-inch three-ring
binder for the Map Work and Geography porVolume 2: The Civil War Through 1900 (1-8) tion of the notebook. The student is encouraged
008685Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95 to trace or print maps from a quality source and
008694Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95 then label them with an assortment of things –
landforms, battles, events, etc.
Volume 3: 1900 Through Modern Day (1-8)
Several Conscientious Conclusion Projects
050291Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95 are identified for the course and the student is
050292Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95 expected to work on these, completing four over
the year. An example: Where did this phrase
World History:
(Separation of Church and State) originate? Who
said/wrote it? To whom? In what context? How
Volume 4: Story of the Ancients (1-8)
054741Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95 is it used today? Although I didn’t see a list of
054742Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95 suggested titles, there is a reproducible literary
analysis template which encourages the added
Volume 5: The Middle Ages (1-8)
dimension of literature studies.
Space for all of this work with the exception
019464Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95
019467Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95 of the map projects is provided in the Student
Journal. Assignments are listed chapter-byLiving History of Our World – High School chapter, day-by-day, with space to write directly
in the journal. Some of the research reports and
Venturing into the high school years, yet projects will require additional paper.
maintaining a Charlotte Mason approach to The strength of this course rests not so much in
history, this latest course from Angela O’Dell the Text as in the outside reading and research
covers American history from the early explorers work expected in the completion of the Student
and colonists to the present day. The approach Journal. Both a midterm and a final exam are
and format is similar to her courses for younger provided. ~ Janice
students. There is a Text which provides reading content with occasional suggestions for United States History
additional research. The reading tone of the Vol. 8: America, Land of Opportunity (9-12)
text is conversational and coverage is designed 020538Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.95 32.95
to be comprehensive but seems to have less 020539Student Journal . . . 18.95 17.95
depth than many high school level courses. 020596 Voices of America’s Past Companion Book . . 18.9517.95
Presumably, this is due to expectations for the student to complete additional research assignments (more about this later). The idea seems Living History of Our World Volume 8
to be to preserve the flow of the story rather Literature Package (9-12)
than to delve into all the details. Illustrations are LHOW8L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.37 87.00
rather few and are predominantly nicely done,
pencil drawings of the Presidents and other
notable persons; occasionally there are maps History Odyssey (1-12)
Imagine a classicallyand photographs.
The Student Journal is the foundation for based history course where
preparing a notebook that is an integral part of your child reads great histhe program. A daily set of lesson plans outlines tory books and period-relatboth the reading from the text and the work ed literature, keeps a runin the Student Journal. Chapters are covered ning timeline of the period
weekly and assignments begin with reading studied, writes outlines and
the chapter and taking notes. Most weeks also summaries of important
include a written narration/summary assign- people and events, comment. There are occasionally timeline assign- pletes history-related map
ments with map/geography assignments either work, and does all of this without extensive
weekly or bi-weekly. Document studies, essay planning on mom’s part. Although it may
questions, research reports, and projects com- sound too good to be true, luckily for you it’s
plete the suggested assignments interspersed not! Author Kathleen Desmarais has done an
awesome job of combining an excellent variety
through the weeks.
Document studies are based on the companion of resources and activities and presenting it all
book, Voices of America’s Past. This is a col- in a very straight-forward, professional way that
lection of important documents and speeches takes the stress of lesson planning off of you
such as the Constitution, the Emancipation and puts the accountability and expectations
Proclamation or President Wilson’s 14 Points. squarely on your history student.
History Odyssey is basically a series of study
Assignments typically require the student to read
the document, identify unusual or unknown guides, with one guide covering one era of hiswords; look up (in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) tory (Ancients, Middle Ages, Early Modern, or
and write out the meanings. To give you an idea Modern) in one year. There are three levels
to the program, so if you completed the whole
series, you would cycle through world history
three times – once in elementary, once in middle school, and once in high school education.
The first level is intended for grades 1-4, the second level for grades 5-8, and the third level for
grades 9-12. There will be twelve guides when
the series is complete; currently, there are still
several guides in production. The guides are
loose-leaf and 3-hole punched, designed to be
placed in a binder. You'll probably want a thick
one; students will be adding a lot of material!
Although the same eras in history are covered in each level, the expectations on the
student become more sophisticated, following
the classical education progression. In Level
1 (the grammar stage), students are encouraged to approach history as a great story as
they read (or are read to) and complete map
work, History Pockets activities, copywork, and
coloring pages. This level will require more
attention from the parent than the two upper
levels. Depending on the reading ability of the
child, some reading selections may need to be
read aloud or read together. There will also be
copies to make and supplies to gather for each
lesson. Level 2 (the logic stage) introduces the
timeline, outlining as a writing skill, research,
and independent writing assignments. Students
are expected to read all assignments on their
own, and critical thinking and analysis are
emphasized through the assignments. Parental
involvement should be reduced at this level,
as parents should be only checking the quality
of each day’s work and making sure that it has
all been done. By Level 3 (the rhetoric stage),
students will be reading much more demanding
history selections (including classic literature)
and will be writing plenty of expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive essays. Research,
timeline work, and map work are continued
from Level 2 but are more in-depth at this level.
For each level, history, geography, and writing
are strongly represented. Although the writing
practice is extensive, you will probably want
to be using a separate course in English and
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of
the course, let’s look at the lessons. Lessons
are presented to the student in a checklist-type
format. All assignments, including reading,
timeline, writing, and others are listed for each
lesson with a box to check when the task is
complete. In Level 1, lessons are structured a
bit differently, in that there is some parent preparation (highlighted in gray), a “main lesson”
of assignments, and then several “additional
activities” listed. Lessons typically include a
mix of readings from resource books, map work,
timeline work (in the upper two levels), and
writing assignments/copywork to be added to
the student’s master binder. Exceptions may be
lessons which ask the student to begin reading
a required book. In this case, a recommended
time frame is given in which the book should
be read, and follow-up writing assignments may
be listed. Occasionally websites may be listed
to check out more information, but these are
not absolutely necessary to the course if you
are not able to visit them. Following the lessons, you’ll find worksheets referred to in the
lessons, outline maps used in map activities,
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and several appendices. Although the guide is
not reproducible, the author does give permission to copy the maps and worksheets for your
family’s use only.
There are several important aspects of this
course. First of all, with the exception of Level
1, there is little parent preparation. A “Letter to
Parents” at the beginning of the guide explains
the course, while the “How to Use This Guide”
lists required resources and other necessary supplies, describes the organization of the student’s
binder, and briefly discusses several aspects of
the program. For the upper two levels, parents
will be primarily making sure the necessary
books and resources are on hand and ensuring
that each lesson’s work has been done and is
complete. This leads to my next point, which
is that at the end of this course, the student
will not have “completed a workbook,” but
will have compiled their own meaty notebook
with all their work from the course. Instruction
is given at the very beginning of the course on
how to organize the student’s notebook, and
from that point on, the student will be putting
all of their work into the binder. The binder will
be not only a tremendous keepsake but a collection of all work done in the course. Finally,
the timeline is a very important tool used in
Levels 2 and 3 of History Odyssey. This can be
made by you, or you may choose to purchase
Pandia Press’s very attractive Classical History
Timeline, which is described below. Events
and people studied are added to the timeline
throughout the course, and when they’re finished with the guide, the timeline can be folded
up and included in the student’s binder.
One bonus to the course is that they use
well-known resources and literature that you
may already own! Level 1 heavily uses Story
of the World books, A Child’s History of the
World and History Pockets. My sample of
Middle Ages Level 2 lists the Kingfisher History
Encyclopedia, The Story of Mankind, Usborne
Internet-Linked Viking World, The Door in the
Wall, Tales from Shakespeare, Beowulf: A
New Telling, The Adventures of Robin Hood,
Castle (by David Macaulay), The Canterbury
Tales, and many more. Check out the lists of
resources beneath each History Odyssey Guide
below – I’m sure you’ll see many familiar titles!
Additional recommended (but not required)
titles are listed in the appendix of each guide,
organized by region studied. You should be
able to locate most of these at your library.
According to the author, the study guides were
created based on three principles – “that history
is fun when it is presented as a story, that history is best studied through the reading of great
books, and that history is best taught through a
world view with an opportunity to learn about
different cultures.” In accomplishing that, it
also appears that kids will come away with
a very cohesive grasp of history, the sense of
accomplishment from creating their own book
of information about the time period, and wellhoned research, writing, and organizational
skills too! Although I’ve seen “the notebook
approach” used in unit studies, I love how in this
case, it makes the student an active researcher
and analyst as they compile their notebook and
write their own history. I also love the way the
guides speak directly to the student. Being able
to manage their own assignments and keep track
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039403 History Odyssey Timeline .
Middle Ages Level 1 Required Resources:
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018005Encyc. of World History
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could also make your own.
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An optional reference used in some lessons,
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040707Story of the World Vol. 2:
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019103 History Pockets: Native
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003163 Meet Christopher Columbus
008252Story of King Arthur and
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007913Shakespeare for Children
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018005Encycl. of World History
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(Int-Linked) p/b . . . . 19.99 17.99
This is the publisher’s timeline, but you
010821 Child’s History of the World 33.00
could also make your own.
An optional reference used in some lessons,
Make This Medieval Castle (OOP)
but not absolutely necessary.
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Early Modern Level 2 Required Resources:
Middle Ages Level 3 Required Resources:
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002481Amos Fortune, Free Man
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039403 History Odyssey Timeline Essays by de Montaigne (Cohen trans.)
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This is the publisher’s timeline, but you can
My Country, My State, My Responsibility!
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019931 Anne Frank: Diary of a . a particular time period AND present it at a
Young Girl . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25 level that a younger child can understand, most
013819 To Kill a Mockingbird . 8.99 6.95 elementary history texts are, well, lacking in the
046169 Chinese Cinderella . . . . 9.99 7.75 "fascination" department. I found textbooks very
001469 No Promises in the Wind dry as a youngster, but in my case, it led me to
(Hunt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95 do a lot of library reading on my own. Susan
Ancients Level 3 Required Resources:
Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this boredom by
041925 History of the World 6ED 45.0032.95 presenting a chronological history to elemen041466 World’s Great Speeches 19.9514.95 tary students using a classical approach and
027968Epic of Gilgamesh (Sandars
an engaging narrative. The Story of the World
trans.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 8.50 consists of a text and a curriculum guide each
041926Tale of Sinuhe & Other
for four eras of history. The readings in the text
Anc. Egypt. Poems
provide a base of knowledge for the time period
(Parkinson trans.) . . . . 15.9511.95 covered, and is augmented by the use of the
036492Iliad (Fagles) . . . . . . . 19.0013.50 guide, which contains review questions, sugges008949 Odyssey (Fagles) . . . . 18.0012.95 tions for supplemental readings, recommended
000261 Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus
literature selections, map activities, coloring
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041932 Life of Alexander the Great
span history, art, and science that are sure to
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 8.50 excite the student.
009017 Last Days of Socrates
The text serves as the starting point and back
(Tredennick & Tarrant) 14.00 9.95 bone of each unit. Chapters are arranged in
025605 Lives of Famous Romans
chronological order; in Volume One: Ancient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.9514.50 Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest
014902 How to Read a Book . . 16.9911.95 People” followed by chapters on of Egyptian,
042102 Classical Ingenuity . . . 17.5016.50 Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian,
042101 Classical Companion . 19.9518.95 Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek,
Rulebook for Arguments (Weston)
Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian,
Fall of Athens, Story of Peloponnesian War Celt, and Barbarian history. Each chapter is fur(Alfred J. Church)
ther split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts
that lend themselves well to a short attention
spans. History is presented in a story-like format
that young readers or listeners will appreciate. 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. So, while they won't learn the name
of every ruler of a civilization, they will absorb
highlights from an era along with particularly
notable people and events. Parents often comment on exactly how much their children "pick
up" from Story of the World, often impressing
adults and other children with their historical
knowledge! Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children
from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest.
When a chapter has been read, you and the
students would then turn to the curriculum
manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each
chapter in the guide, page references are given
for 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 one. A few sample
narrations are also supplied. The student’s
narrative is then written and can be illustrated
with his/her favorite part of the lesson. You
may wish to collect these and place them into
a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own
world history. After these activities have been
completed, you may wish to explore the lesson further, using the list of additional history
readings and corresponding literature suggestions. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a
sentence summary of each book are provided to
help you locate these resources.
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. The consumable student pages
provided for these "pencil and paper" activities
are found at the end of the activity book. These
consumable pages may be reproduced by individual families only - not by schools or co-ops.
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
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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. Some activities are denoted with a "C" to
highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom
activity. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.
Other supplementals include test packets and
audio CDs. Test packets offer some structured
review for chapters covered, and the audio CDs
allow you to listen to the content of the texts on
the road or wherever a CD player is available.
The chapters come alive as they are read by
Jim Weiss, a professional storyteller. Tracks run
from three to five minutes each to make it easier
to track your progress or find a specific section.
While the breadth of activities and readings
may seem overwhelming, 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, and I’m
sure even older kids would love to get in on
some activities too!
Basic Packages include soft cover text, activity book and tests. Complete packages include
these items plus the audiobook CDs. You can
also get a set of the 4 audiobook CDs, all 4
hard-cover texts, or all 4 soft-cover texts.- Jess
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Volume 1: Ancient Times (2nd Ed.)
Subtitled "From the Earliest Nomads to the Last
Roman Emperor," this volume covers early writing and farming, ancient Egyptians, Sumerians,
the Hebrew people, Babylonians, Assyrians,
ancient India, ancient China, ancient Africa,
Phoenicians, Ancient Greeks, Persia, the Roman
empire, the collapse of the Roman empire, early
Christianity, Attila the Hun and other barbarians. Volume One was revised in 2006 and
now features more illustrations, maps, several
timelines and additional parent/teacher notes.
The text is available in both paperback and
hardcover, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity
Book is a bound paperback.
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025448Audiobook CDs . . . 39.95 25.95
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031206Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 9.75
Story of the World Vol 1 Resources:
Contains a test for each chapter, made up
Although we offer many of the recommended
of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice,
resources for this product, most appear in
true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks.
their appropriate places throughout the catalog.
Answer key included and tests are 3-hole
Those listed below are items that we do not
punched. Reproducible for family use only.
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An unabridged audio recording of the text,
offering them for your convenience as they are
read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with
recommended in the above item.
a total of 11 hours of running time.
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Victoria's Empire to the End of
Volume 2: Middle Ages (2nd Ed.)
Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off, the USSR." This text contains
and tells the fascinating story of the "Dark Ages," 42 chapters discussing some
from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. of the major people, places
Like the preceding book, this story of history and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000.
doesn't limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without- Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the
the-crusts retelling of a primarily European his- American Civil War, the Second Reich, the
tory, instead it is a rich, whole-wheat blend of Japan's Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the
European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer
Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution,
Russian, Australian and American history dur- the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler's rise to power,
ing the period. Fascinating topics abound here, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning
including knights, samurai, Vikings, the rise of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War,
of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan and the Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much
Mongols, the Plague, the Mayans, the Incas, more. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put
Martin Luther, the Reformation, the discovery of together a very exciting and multi-faceted histhe Americas, and much more. A timeline and tory study that everyone will love! The text is
an index are included at the back. Revised in available in either paperback or hardcover. The
2007, this 2nd edition text is available in hc or activity book is a bound paperback. - Jess
031209Text (p/b) . . . . . . . . . 16.95 10.95
pb, and activity book is paperback.
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Contains a test for each chapter, made up
041243Tests . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice,
Contains a test for each chapter, made up
true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks.
of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice,
Answer key included and tests are 3-hole
true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks.
punched. Reproducible for family use only.
Answer key included and tests are 3-hole
036453Audiobook CDs . . . . 54.95 35.95
punched. Reproducible for family use only.
An unabridged audio recording of the text,
041242Audiobook CDs . . . 44.95 28.95
read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 11 CDs
An unabridged audio recording of the text,
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a total of 11 hours of running time.
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History of the Ancient World (6-12)
Have you found yourself wishing that the information in Story of the World was available for
Volume 3: Early Modern Times
In 42 chapters, the third volume of Story of the an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well,
World takes another good-sized bite out of world now it is! Corresponding to the time period
history. Topics covered in Volume 3 include covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan
Japanese warlords, colonies in the "New World", Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is
the spread of slavery, the "Sun King" of France, a “grown-up” version suitable for older students
English control in India, imperialist China, The and parents (please note there is some mature
Revolutionary War, Captain Cook's explorations, content). Accompanying the text are maps and
Age of Industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French timelines, even a few photos. This book just
Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican indepen- begs to be read. I started reading the section
dence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled
the Gold Rush, and much, much more. The with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice
activity book is available in paperback, and stu- 041239 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 21.95
dent activity pages are reproducible for families
History of the Medieval World (6-AD)
only - not co-ops or schools. - Jess
Parallel to SOTW, V2, this continuation of
005652Text (p/b) . . . . . . . . 16.95 10.95
036456Text (h/c) . . . . . . . . 21.95 14.50 Susan Wise Bauer’s adult level, readable world
029797Activity Book . . . . . 36.95 23.95
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history is a “masterful narrative of the middle
ages, when religion became a weapon for kings
all over the world.” Chronicling world history
(not just European), the great conflicts of Europe
are linked to power struggles in India and Asia
and well-known figures stand side-by-side with
others who were equally powerful but less well
known to us. 745 pgs, hc. ~ Janice
018010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 21.95 Alexandria Plan - Common Core Curriculum
History of the Ancient/Medieval World Study EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 23.50
065733United States History Grades K-2
& Teaching Guides (6-12)
I’ve been waiting for these books for awhile – 065732United States History Grades 3-5
and I suspect there are others waiting right there 066109 World History Grades K-2
with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a 065734 World History Grades 3-5
sequel to Story of the World for older readers but
left us with the need to design our own curricu- Greenleaf Guides (2-7)
These homeschool history staples have been
lum and study materials. This is so much better!
Now History of the Ancient World can function around for quite a few years now and remain
as a stand-alone high school (or middle school popular as a flexible, "unit study"-like program
if your child is ready) history/geography course. that covers history chronologically and inThere is a set of exercises for each chapter. depth, using excellent supplemental resources.
Some sections – Who, What, Where and For most historical periods covered, there is a
Comprehension – are answered in one or two Famous Men book and a Greenleaf Guide. (For
complete sentences and can be done “open- Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, readings are
book.” The Critical Thinking section (not done found in other sources, including the Bible and
open book) requires the student to produce a supplemental resources.) Famous Men books
brief written reflection on the ideas presented are reprinted from the original editions (1904)
in the chapter. The student is helped in this by and include the original preface as well as a
preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map new preface. These volumes feature stories and
Work (not included with every chapter) – asks black-and-white illustrations on the featured
the student to go through a carefully structured men. The content of Famous Men of Rome
set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying and Famous Men of Greece are very similar to
while looking at the book, and finally, repro- the originals, while Famous Men of the Middle
ducing from memory. [All needed maps are Ages includes new chapters by Rob Shearer.
The corresponding Greenleaf Guide holds
provided in the back of the books. Map Work
will require black pencils, colored pencils, and reading assignments from Famous Men and
large amounts of tracing paper.] The set of the supplemental resources. vocabulary lists,
85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are pronunciation guides, comprehension questions
in the back third of the book. The front third? for the Famous Men stories, a chronological
Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, overview of that period of history, a graphic
but it feels like more. Each item/question to timeline, key dates for the time period, sugbe identified or answered is referenced to the gested hands-on activities and more. Think of
text (by page and paragraph number). Sample the guide as the lesson plans/teacher resources,
answers are given for each item including the and the Famous Men and study package books
essay questions. That’s it! There are no lesson as the texts for each study. Emphasis is on
plans or additional information or teacher helps people and hands-on activities as you study
- just what you need to provide a strong history history chronologically in depth. Instead of
course. Although there are no quarterly or final breezing through all of world history in a year
tests, these would be easy to compile based on and getting only a smattering of information, use
the information provided here. Ancient – 533 these guides and study packages to really learn
about the time periods; with special emphasis
pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
012354Ancient . . . . . . . . . 24.95 16.50 on people and cultures. The studies are also
059917Medieval . . . . . . . . 44.95 28.95 Biblically-based and use Biblical standards to
evaluate historical figures and events.
We offer complete and supplemental packages
History of the Renaissance World (6-12)
Fans of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World for each time period in the Greenleaf series.
are thankful she’s writing a series for young (and Items in the supplemental packages are specifinot-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance cally recommended in the Greenleaf Guides, so
World is third in this series and tells the story of you will need to have the accompanying books
a world in transition. From the end of the First to get the most out of each guide. Each study
Crusade through the beginnings of our modern package has enough material to last a school
world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influ- year (or less if used daily).
ence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks
to assert their control; ordinary people seizing Old Testament History
power even as kings and emperors cling to their
“divine rights”; and world-changing catastro- Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History
phes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Outlines a reading program of 196 Bible readDeath); even as adventurous exploration opens ings, taking you through the history of Israel.
up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations Each lesson contains discussion questions,
accompany the distinctively readable text. ~ background material, and may include suggestions for activities and/or additional study.
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Includes Greenleaf Guide and the three
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Old Testament Required Resources:
000277 How the Bible Came to
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000167Student Bible Atlas 12.99
020061 Chron. and Background
Charts for the Old
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Ancient Egypt
Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
Ten lessons (each lasting 1-2 weeks) using the
books included in the study package.
008934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
ANCEGY Study Package . . . . 71.82 52.00
Includes Greenleaf Guide and the six supplemental resources listed below
Ancient Egypt Required Resources:
008935 Pharaohs of Anc. Egypt 5.99
014224 Pyramid (Macaulay) . 9.95
014223Tut’s Mummy...Lost and
Found (2-3) . . . . . . . 3.99
001359 Penguin Historical Atlas of
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008942 Mummies Made in Egypt
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004390Deserts . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Ancient Greece
Famous Men of Greece
30 chapters, each containing a biographical sketch of
an important Grecian figure.
Discussion questions and activities included.
014811 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 13.95
008946Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95
Guide incorporates plans, activities, helps
based on Famous Men and other books in
study package.
020129Timechart . . . . . . . . 4.95
Laminated timechart displays the history of
ancient Greece from the year 3000 B.C. to 150
B.C. 11" x 34" timechart expands vertically.
ANCGRC Study Package . . . . 75.79 56.00
Includes the actual books referenced in the
guides: Famous Men of Greece, Greenleaf
Guide, Timechart, Children's Homer, Trial
and Death of Socrates, Story of the Iliad,
Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece.
Ancient Greece Required Resources:
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020078Trial and Death of Socrates
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 2.50
045957 Story of the Iliad . . . . . 9.95 8.50
012737 Penguin Historical Atlas . of Ancient Greece . . . 21.0014.75
Ancient Greece Recommended Resources:
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004943 Mythology (Hamilton) 10.00 7.75
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007994 Classical Kids:Acty Guide to
Anc. Greece & Rome . 16.95 12.95
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Ancient Rome
Famous Men of Rome
30 chapters, each a biographical sketch of a
figure important to Roman history. Main text
for the study guide. Featured Romans include
Romulus, Cato, Julius Caesar, Pompey, Sulla,
Marcus Aurelius and Constantine.
014861 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 13.95
009021Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95
Lesson plans and guide for the study of
Ancient Rome.
020130Timechart . . . . . . . . 4.95
This laminated timechart shows the history
of Ancient Rome from 800 B.C. to 1400
A.D. 11" x 34" timechart expands vertically.
ANCROM Study Package . . . . 75.83 55.00
Includes Famous Men of Rome, Greenleaf
Guide, Timechart and the two supplemental
resources listed below
Ancient Rome Required Resources:
009034Romans . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
014777 City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction . . 10.998.50
Middle Ages
Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Main text for study package. As with other Famous
Men books, it contains
biographical sketches of
famous men of the period, from Germanic chiefs
to Joan of Arc (famous
woman!). Other featured individuals include
Attila, Patrick of Ireland,
Charlemagne, Mohammed, Canute, and Marco
Polo. Revised edition includes five new chapters by Rob Shearer, 36 chapters total.
015551 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 13.95
009080Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95
Lesson plans and resources for studying the
Middle Ages using texts below.
MDLAGE Study Package . . . . 82.83 58.50
This package includes the actual books
referenced in the guides: Famous Men of
the Middle Ages, Greenleaf Guide, Castle
(Macaulay), Cathedral: The Story of Its
Construction, and the Penguin Atlas of
Medieval History.
MDLAGS Greenleaf Study Pkg 65.83 48.00
This is identical to the package offered
by Greenleaf Press and includes: Famous
Men of the Middle Ages, Greenleaf Guide,
Castle (Macaulay), Cathedral: The Story
of Its Construction, and Medieval Life
(Eyewitness Book).
Middle Ages Required Resources:
014775 Castle (Macaulay) . . . 9.95
014776 Cathedral: The Story of Its
Construction . . . . . 11.99
023957 Penguin Atlas of Medieval
History . . . . . . . . . 17.00 12.50
011630 Medieval Life (Eyewitness Book)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50
The above is part of the Middle Ages package offered by Greenleaf press as a replacement for the Penguin Atlas of Medieval
Diana Waring - History Alive! embodies
the concept that learning should be alive for
Renaissance & Reformation
students, enjoyable, and memorable in both
approach and content. Their foundational perFamous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation spective is God’s redemptive presence through(5+)
out all ages and all history.
The next in the Greenleaf history series, covering the period from 1300-1550. Biographical History Revealed! (3-12)
sketches of over 30 of the most important peoDiana Waring’s History Alive program is now
ple of this period include chapters on Petrarch, known as History Revealed and is published
Giotto, the Medici, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, by Answers in Genesis. The goal of History
Dürer, Thomas More, Erasmus, Wycliff, Hus, Revealed is for students to discover history from
Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Menno Simons, Tyndale a Biblical worldview, and to explore history
and Knox. 75+ black and white illustrations.
through a curriculum that honors your God006402 Famous Men . . . . . 16.95 13.95 given design. This means learning and express006403Greenleaf Guide . . . . 9.95
8.50 ing what you’ve learned in a way that best fits
Study guide referencing the Famous Men
you and who you are.
and other resource books to lead an exploraIt is designed to guide students through a study
tion of this period with a definitive Christian
of world history from a Biblical perspective. The
outlook. Guide contains lesson plans, some
curriculum does this by providing numerous
textual information, discussion questions,
learning opportunities which include: reading,
and suggestions for related activities.
discussing, researching, music, art, architecture,
RENREF Study Package . . . . 45.85 36.50 science projects, cooking, journalism, drama,
Includes Famous Men of the Renaissance
mapping, graphic design, vocabulary and more.
and Reformation, Greenleaf Guide, and
Designed as a multi-learning style program, the
Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation
units in these courses are based on a four-week
cycle through the four basic learning styles, and
Ren & Ref Required Resources:
each course includes 9 units. All the activities
045956 Voices of the Renaissance and
and projects during each of these weeks utilize
Reformation . . . . . . . . 15.75 one of the four different learning styles – feeler,
thinker, sensor, and intuitor – making this curRenaissance & Reformation Biographies:
riculum easy to use with any child, teenager
024989 Artist of the
or even adult who wants to study history from
Reformation (4-8) . . . . 12.95 10.75 a Biblical perspective. Extensive lists of books
000912 Beggar’s Bible (3-9) . . 8.99 7.95 (including descriptions) help students discover
000910 Bible Smuggler (3-9) . 8.99 7.95 and explore history. This series gives evidence
000750 Man Who Laid the Egg 8.99 7.95 that history the way the Bible tells it is correct,
000909Night Preacher (3-9) . 8.99 7.95 and is divided into 3 periods: Creation to Christ,
000911Secret Church (3-9) . . 8.99 7.95 Resurrection to Revolution, and Napoleon to
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RRBIOS (7 items above) . . . . . 79.84 65.00 the praise and acclaim for this series is very
widespread; crossing not only state lines but
16th & 17th Century:
also international borders.
You will notice some minor changes in the
Famous Men of the 16th & 17th Century (2-7) Answers in Genesis edition, all of which make
Features 28 biographies of men and women the study flow more smoothly. The Teacher
who were prominent during this time period Guide now includes small format student pages
beginning with Catherine de’ Medici (1519- in their entirety, more topic suggestions for
1589) through Louis XIV (1638-1715). Samplings research and reading, and internet links are
of other famous people profiled are: Elizabeth I, provided for further research. Icons are found
Sir Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, John in the teacher book to mark teaching tips, disSmith, Galileo, William Bradford, Blaise Pascal, cussion questions, and opportunities to engage
Rembrandt, John Locke, and many others. students spiritually. Each icon is accompanied
There is a slight overlap of biographies in this by a shaded box with instruction and/or inforbook and the Memoria Press Famous Men of mation. Appendix now contains only maps with
Modern Times, as both books contain biogra- the answers to workbook mapping activities. All
phies for Henry of Navarre, Sir Francis Drake, other materials which were previously found in
Sir Walter Raleigh, Gustavus Adolphus, Galileo, the appendix are in the student pages and small
and Cardinal Richelieu. ~ Deanne
format in the teacher edition. Timeline dates are
033543 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.95 now aligned to Ussher’s chronology, and King
Ahasuerus in the book of Esther is identified
with the Persian King Darius rather than Xerxes.
People who have had the opportunity to hear
Diana Waring speak live at a homeschooling convention have experienced an amazing
thing - they’ve told me so. It’s impossible to not
be drawn in by the enthusiasm, the incredible
depth of knowledge, love for the subject, and
the dynamic style which characterizes Diana’s
seminars and workshops. That same experience
History (#023957), but The Penguin Atlas
is the text actually referenced by the guide.
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can be at your very finger-tips with the What in
the World? CDs. Diana presents the history of
the world in 3 different volumes. These 4-disc
sets describe people and events based upon
archeology and research. Through listening to
her recordings you will hear and envision God’s
influence throughout the periods of history.
New editions of these cds produced by Answers
in Genesis correspond to their new edition of
curriculum and tracks are rearranged to align
with Ussher’s chronology. The cds are central
to Diana’s curriculum but can be used as a
supplement to other history programs or for the
history buff who just wants to informally learn
a little more.
True Tales are 3-CD sets which allow you to
experience a guided tour of Ancient, Medieval,
and Modern History as Diana Waring skillfully
tells fascinating stories of people and places
of long ago. Some of the interviews from the
original True Tales Complete series have been
removed or replaced by more current ones.
The Digging Deeper sets include 3 cds and
are a compilation of cds that were purchased
separately for use with the previous edition.
They present facts from history and specifically
church history. Similar changes have been made
to this set as with the True Tales sets.
The Student Book has updated graphics with
self-evaluations at the end of each phase in
every lesson.
For younger students, there is an Elementary
Activity Book. A fun activity book, for grades
K-4, parallels units for older students, making the study of history easily accomplished
with multiple children at different grade levels. Bursting with pictures to color, maps and
mazes, crafts, science experiments, recipes,
crossword puzzles, word scrambles, coded
messages, somewhat silly songs to sing, goofy
games, and many more fun things, parents and
children alike will greatly appreciate history set
at a simpler level. All instructions for activities
are included right in the book. Much of the
teaching for this book is found in the audio set,
What in the World?, which the author suggests
you use to gain an overview in your study.
When and what to listen to is listed in the
Teacher Guide and Student book, but you could
probably figure this part out for yourself and
eliminate the need for the additional purchase.
A Test Kit is now available for volumes one
and two. Tests cover the material taught in
Phase 1 of each unit. Each test includes matching, essay and short answer questions.
Ancient Civilizations & the Bible
The first of the three studies and covers the time
period from Creation to Christ. Diana shows the
hand of God as it influenced events from earliest
man to the empires of Greece and Rome.
001549Teacher Guide . . . . . . . 39.97
001515Student Book . . . . . . . . 29.97
025724 What in the World? Vol 1 21.97
003305 True Tales Volume 1 . . 19.97
043426 Digging Deeper Vol 1 . . 19.97
This volume includes “In Depth Study of
Noah’s Ark,” “In Depth Study of the 7
Wonders of the Ancient World,” and “In
Depth Study of the First Christmas.”
043425Test Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
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Includes the above 6 items plus:
002276 Well-Kept Secrets of Biblical Education CD . . . . . . . 9.997.50
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Everything in the Standard Pack above, plus
the following item:
002665Ancient Civs Elementary Activity Book . . . . . . . . 12.97
ACIVEBAncient Civilizations Economy-to
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To go from the Economy Pack to the Basic
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000229After the Flood . . . . . 15.99 14.95
001808 Alexander the Great . 6.95 5.25
016907Ancient Rome! . . . . . 12.95 8.78
006384New Answers Book . 14.99 11.25
008965Greeks . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
009034Romans . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
011743 Look What Came fr Egypt
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013793 Celebrating Biblical Feasts
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014131 Mathematicians are People,
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031613 Ben Hur . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.75
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035378Simple Machines Gr. 4-6
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007687 Cleopatra (Stanley) . . . 7.99 5.95
005167 Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare . . . . . . . . . 9.95 7.50
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These packs were compiled by Diana Waring
for use with her Ancient Civilizations and the
Bible Study Guide. Although it would be won- ACIVBD Basic-to-Deluxe Add-On Pack
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189.08 132.95
derful to have access to all the books referenced To go from the Basic Pack to the Deluxe
in the guide, Diana realizes that this isn’t always
Pack, you would add the following books:
practical and has thus provided three different
packs. The Economy Pack provides just the 013357 Kregel Pictorial Guide to
essentials. The Basic Pack contains the essen- the Temple . . . . . . . . 11.99 9.75
tials and some others that are also very useful. 004148 Young Carthaginian (pb)14.95 13.75
The largest pack, the Deluxe Pack, holds all the 006211 Mara, Daughter of the Nile
essentials plus extras that are also nice to have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
for your study. In case you wish to upgrade, 006212Golden Goblet . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
Add-On packs are also available.
006757Genesis: Finding Our Roots
Sometimes books used in the packs below go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 13.45
out of print. We will make every effort to have 011232Titus: Comrade of the Cross
the stock we need, however, if a book becomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 6.25
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of the author's (Diana Waring) choosing. Please 014224 Pyramid / Macaulay . . 9.95 7.75
note that because of this, not all books are 018995 Make It Work! Ancient
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005420DC Cook Journey Through
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The second study in this series covers AD30
009750 Within the Palace Gates
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045944Seven Wonders of the
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turmoil and proud independence. Through it
all, God is moving behind the scenes to accomplish His purposes, inviting kings and peasants
alike into His kingdom.
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043700Student Manual . . . . . . . 29.97
025855 What in the World? Vol 2 21.97
003314 True Tales Vol. 2 . . . . . . 19.97
(Answers in Genesis version)
043428Digging Deeper Vol 2 . . 19.97
This volume includes the first 3 discs of
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This audio CD contains 75 minutes of additional material, based on interviews with
three experts in their fields of history. Learn
more about the history of geology in the
late 1700’s/early 1800’s, the life of Charles
Darwin, and the Scopes Trial.
HRWWWF Full Family Pack . 163.78137.50
Includes everything in the the Standard Pack
above, plus the following item:
053971 WE, WM, WW Elementary Activity Book . . . . . . . . 12.97
WWWBPK Basic Pack . . . . . 230.55163.00
Basic Pack Includes:
027188Age of Napoleon . . . . 16.95 11.95
010145George Muller (CHT&N)9.99 6.95
000802 David Livingstone (CHT&N) . 9.99 6.95
010142 Amy Carmichael (CHT&N)9.99 6.95
RRRHSFRomans, Reformers, Revolutionaries 010144Eric Liddell (CHT&N) . . 9.99 6.95
Historical Fiction Pk . 198.91161.00 010147 Hudson Taylor (CHT&N) . 9.99 6.95
This group of books would enhance the
010582 Betty Green (CHT&N) . 9.99 6.95
RRRPRMRomans, Reformers, Revolutionaries study, but are not necessary.
014768 World War II . . . . . . . 24.95 17.50
Required Res Pk . . . 310.53220.00
020180Gandhi . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
These are the items most essential for use
002117 War to End all Wars . . 6.99 5.50
Historical Fiction Pack includes:
in this study.
012136Eagle of the Ninth . . . . 9.99 7.50 026621 Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun . . . 9.997.50
004134 Beric the Briton . . . . . 14.95 13.75 Required Resource Pack includes:
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017369 Christian History Made Easy
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025415Raiders from the Sea
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006229Story of Rolf and the . . Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95 Viking Bow . . . . . . . . 15.9511.25 031676Theodore Roosevelt . . . 9.99 6.95
012617 Early Times: Story of the .
047307 Wulf the Saxon . . . . . . 8.95 7.50 058459 Korean War . . . . . . . . . 7.95 6.95
Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . 23.69 004141Dragon and Raven . . . 14.95 13.75 010151 William Carey (CHT&N)9.99 6.95
034317 Famous Men of the Middle
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Ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50 024242 Men of Iron . . . . . . . . 10.95 8.95 024079 Queen Victoria (s/c) . . 14.95 13.75
004948 Augustine Came to Kent 12.95 8.95 004143In Freedom's Cause . . 14.95 13.75 025789Industrial Rev. for Kids 16.95 12.95
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022320 Medieval World . . . . . 12.99 9.75 032331Under Drake's Flag: Tale 037027Thomas Edison: Man Who
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003107 Book of the Middle Ages 16.95 14.50 017663Scarlet Pimpernel . . . . . 4.50 3.75 Younger Student Add-On Pack Includes:
011790 Joan of Arc . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.75
000892 Cameron Townsend (CHT&N) 001134Inside the Reformation 16.99 12.50
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 6.95
094433Triumph of Truth: A Life of
World Empires, World Missions, World Wars 010148 Jim Elliot (CHT & N) . . 9.99 6.95
Martin Luther . . . . . . . 13.33 8.50 Revised Edition
025930 Martha Ann’s Quilt for . 020138Essential Shakespeare
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These items would be beneficial to have
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during the study, but are not essential.
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016710 Byzantine Empire (Exploring
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012236Michelangelo . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50
011623Aztec, Inca and Maya
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History Revealed Student Manuals.
Older Student Add-On Pack Includes:
058460 War of 1812 . . . . . . . 7.95 6.95 Notebooking pages include journaling pages
for nearly all the topics in each unit, allowing
004887Sowers - Florence Nightingale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.95 you to use as many or as few as you like. You
will need to provide colored cardstock, a 3 ring
055913 Fields of Fury: American Civil War . . . . . . . . . 24.9916.95 binder, colorful pens/pencils if your student
011566Hitler . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95 would like to “dress up” the black and white
journaling pages.
014457Arab-Israeli Conflict (20th
Providing families with flexibility, both options
Century Perspective) 26.8020.75
come as a printable pdf file on CD-ROMs.
015644Surviving Hitler: Boy in Nazi Death Camps . . . 6.995.50 Families may print/reproduce pages for their
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000675Scientists of Faith: 48 Biographies 061243 Binder Builder CD . 25.00 23.95
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002440 Passion for the Impossible:
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027209 Louisiana Purchase . . 26.95 19.95 History Revealed! Essentials Packs (3-12)
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033599 William Booth and His Salvation Army . . . . . 12.9911.95 065491Ancient Civilizations & the Bible
050729 World War II (COF) . . 8.95 6.75 065492Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries
065493 World Empires, World Missions,
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WWWHFP Historical Fiction Add-On Pack . . . . . . . . . . 149.22108.00
WWWOSP Older Students Add-On Pack . . . . . . . . . 232.41 172.00
Historical Fiction Pack Includes:
005030 Cheaper by the Dozen 14.99 10.75
006045Anne of Green Gables 5.99 4.50
008977Around the World in 80 Days (Signet Classic)
010719 Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . 6.995.50
007552 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95
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025619 Journey to America . . 7.99 5.95 we’ve become accustomed to thinking of them
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032048Unpleasantness at the
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033424 Kim (Rudyard Kipling) 4.99 3.95 literature guides) have all the quality features
056230Secret Adversary . . . . 13.99 9.95 we associate with Memoria. They are well058458Freckles . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 organized, user-friendly, academically challenging, and graphically pleasing. Memoria
believes that reading is not a passive activity;
Builders/ that it requires an active, discriminating mind,
one that has been challenged to think, compare,
Notebooking Pages (4-7)
Looking for a fun way to notebook your his- and contrast. That philosophy is evident in
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Student Guides are consumable, providing
resources from A Journey Through Learning
may be the perfect supplement to your family’s space for the student to write. Each book is
studies. There are two complementary options approached in much the same way, although
available, depending on the extent of support with increasing depth – vocabulary, compreyou prefer. Binder Builders are the most com- hension and discussion questions, quotations,
prehensive of the two supplements and include composition, and miscellaneous literary analysis
notebooking pages to summarize the What activities (sequencing, literary terms, dictation,
in the World CDs, Architecture, Art, Books, poetry connections, etc.). Although there is
Important Figures, Music, Science, Creativity, consistency from lesson to lesson, there is also
and a timeline with timeline markers. Mini-book an extra activity provided with each lesson, and
templates (minimum 2 per unit) are also includ- these are quite varied. Background informaed. Options abound to record your personal tion on the author and the book is included.
history studies journey. You will need to provide Teacher Guides provide full-text answer keys
a 3 ring binder, colored cardstock paper, scis- that include talking points for the discussion
sors, glue, brads, stapler, hole puncher, cray- questions. The TG also provides reproducible
ons/colored pencils, and tabs for the dividers. quizzes and a final test.
D'Aulaires Greek Myths (3-8)
This program explores this classic of Greek
mythology. Each of the 30 lessons is broken
down into five days. Students read the selected
pages from D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths,
familiarize themselves with the "Facts to Know".
discuss and define vocabulary words, and
answer comprehension questions (written to
capture the essence of the characters and the
main ideas of each story, which encourage
students to think about the reading and provide
meaningful answers). The final section uses the
fantastic illustrations found in D'Aulaires Book
of Greek Myths as a springboard for further discussion questions. Recurring activities encourage children to draw a picture of their favorite
god or story and work on a list of things from
today which borrow the names or symbols of
Greek gods and goddesses. A pronunciation
guide in the back breaks down all the tricky
Greek names for smoother reading. ~ Steph
013786Book . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
032726Student . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45
032727Teacher . . . . . . . . . 17.95 15.45
DGMSETGreek Myths Set . . 55.85 42.00
Includes D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths,
plus Student and Teacher Study Guides.
050970Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15
056796 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
Famous Men Series (4-8)
What do you get when you cross an experienced homeschool publisher with an excellent, hundred-year-old textbook series? You
guessed it! A quality educational tool. And that
is exactly what Memoria Press (publishers of
Latina Christiana) has provided us in their rendition of the Famous Men series. The original
texts by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland have
been edited by Leigh Lowe, reset into a pleasing
larger print, double column format, and interspersed with fascinating illustrations. The result
is a highly readable text. The aim of the original
authors was to make an interesting story of each
life and through these stories - told in a simple
and dignified style - to make the study of history a pleasure. This goal is being realized and
strengthened by the addition of quality full-color
illustrative artwork which includes drawings
such as the Acropolis of Athens, action scenes
from the art world such as the Danes embarking for the invasion of England, various busts
and portraits of famous men, and artwork taken
from pottery. As you might expect, the Famous
Men books from Memoria are quite similar to
those from Greenleaf, with some minor differences (illustrations are full-color here and blackand-white in Greenleaf versions). However,
the similarity ends here, as the student and
teacher guides from Memoria are very different than the Greenleaf Guides. The Student
Guide accompanying each Memoria Press book
is a year-long consumable workbook course
which comprehensively covers the corresponding Famous Men book. Each two-page lesson
includes famous quotes, key people and places,
vocabulary words, comprehension questions,
and an activities section. Suggested activities
include map work, timelines, discussion questions, small research compositions and art
projects. A review lesson is provided after every
five lessons. Additional resource information
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varies with the course and includes pronunciation guides, maps (of ancient Rome & Italy as
well as modern Europe in the Rome book),
“Who Said That?” worksheets, timelines, drawing pages, and literary excerpts from the time
period that can be used as copywork (Modern
Times). The Teacher Guide includes a full-text
answer key for the Student Guide, tests that correspond to the reviews and a final exam. The
tests and exam are not reproducible but the
student could easily write answers on another
paper thus making them non-consumable. The
Rome TE includes history drill questions and an
European geography test. Flashcards are now
available for the Greece, Rome, and Middle
Ages series. These list the “famous man” on
one side and basic information about him on
the other. Flashcards are also available for the
Greek Myths guide. ~ Janice
Trojan War (6-8)
Olivia Coolidge wrote an exciting history of
the Trojan War specifically for middle school
students. Memoria Press’ detailed study guide
provides a road map through this book and its
myriad of characters. Coverage includes thirty
lessons on Parts I – VI plus four quizzes and
two mastery word reviews. Student Guides are
consumable worktexts. Lessons cover Reading
Notes, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions,
Quotation, and Enrichment (mapwork, additional vocabulary work, and an on-going Character
Catalog. Teacher Guides are full-text answer
keys with four reproducible Quizzes (and
answer keys).
011265Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
035537Student Guide . . . . 11.95 10.25
035540Teacher Guide . . . . 12.95 11.15
TRJNWRSet of 3 Above . . . . 31.85 24.90
Famous Men of Greece (4-8)
30 biographies including Agememnon,
Lycurgus, Aristides the Just, Pericles, Socrates,
Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and Ptolemy,
with an intro section on the gods of Greece and
a closing section on the Fall of Greece (146
B.C.), 172 pgs, pb.
034316Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
008573Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
008576Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
FMGSETSet of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
050971Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15
Horatius at the Bridge (6-AD)
Memoria Press has a knack for giving parents
the confidence to tackle heavy literature with
their children. This is done by providing background historical information on the authors and
their time period as well as historical material
relevant to the literature itself. Do a little studying in here before teaching the lessons and you
should be able to answer your kids’ questions
like a professor!
Horatius at the Bridge is a story from ancient
Rome, so it would be a great addition to any
study of ancient culture or even a Latin language
program. I like to see stories added to language
studies. It gives the words some context about
the people who speak it (or in the case of Latin,
spoke it.) This story is a ballad or poem format.
Parents are guided on meter and pronunciation.
Each verse has a summary and characters are
explained. There are lesson plans to follow.
Hard names and words are spelled out phonetically and defined alongside the poem itself. This
saves a lot of time with a dictionary.
In the back is a study guide for students.
Comprehension questions are in sections and
have plenty of space for kids to write their
answers here. Some exercises are matching
vocabulary words to synonyms, but most require
a sentence or two to answer. There are maps of
the various Roman regions, a glossary of ancient
place names and their modern equivalents,
and a comprehensive test with 19 questions
that require kids to write one or two sentence
answers. A complete answer key to the study
guide questions and the test are in the back. Not
reproducible. 75 pgs, pb ~ Sara
003113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.95
Famous Men of Rome (4-8)
30 biographies starting with Romulus ending
with Constantine and including the Tarquins,
Horatius, Cincinnatus, Regulus, Cato, Marius,
Cicerto, and Titus. Concludes with a short section
on the end of the Western Empire. 157 pgs, pb.
033630Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
027053Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
027054Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
FMMNRMSet of 3 above . . 52.85 39.95
050972Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.50
056803 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
Famous Men of The Middle Ages (4-8)
31 biographies including Attila the Hun,
Mohammed, Charlemagne, Egbert the Saxon,
Canute the Great, Louis IX, Marco Polo, Henry
V, and Gutenberg. The book starts with a section on the gods of the Teutons. 207 pgs, pb.
034317Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
006075Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
006080Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
FMMDAGSet of 3 above . . 52.85 39.95
050973Flashcards . . . . . . . 12.95 11.50
056804 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
Famous Men of Modern Times (4-8)
33 biographies including Columbus, Suleiman
the Magnificent, Sir Francis Drake, Galileo,
Peter the Great, George Washington, Napoleon,
and Abraham Lincoln. Please note that there
is some overlap between this version and
Greenleaf's Famous Men of the 16th and 17th
Century. 165 pgs, pb.
042699Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
043848Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
043849Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
FMMDTMAll 3 above . . . . . . 52.85 39.95
Books include lessons which divide the readings into manageable chunks. Each lesson
includes Facts to Know, Quotes, Vocabulary,
Comprehensive Questions, and Activities
(timeline and others). Periodic reviews cover
Vocabulary, People, Places, Things, Geography
as well as Who Said That? The Teacher Books
are full-text answer keys and include reproducible test masters (corresponding to Reviews) and
test answers. The Ancient Romans Student Book
and Teacher Book are still in beta form at the
time of this writing.
Accompanying each history course is a literature study: Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey paired
with the Book of Ancient Greeks; The Aeneid
paired with the Book of Ancient Romans; and
Augustine’s City of God paired with the Book of
the Ancient World. One strong emphasis in these
literature courses (which could be used as stand
alone studies) is the identification, understanding, and memorization of quotations. Student
Books are consumable worktexts with lessons
that include Identify Places and Characters,
Comprehension Questions, Quotations, and
Discussion Questions. Teacher Books are fulltext answer keys with reproducible tests and
tests answer keys. Tests include identification of
people and places, multiple choice questions,
short answer questions, a section on quotations
and one on memorization. ~ Janice
Book of Ancient Greeks (6-9)
Covers Greek history from 776 BC to 323 BC
in 27 lessons with four reviews, four tests, and
one final exam.
049932Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
049934Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
049935Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
BKANGKSet of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
Book of Ancient Romans (6-9)
Covers Roman history 753 BC to 476 AD in
26 lessons with five reviews, five tests, and one
final exam.
052947Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
051674Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
051675Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
BKANRMSet of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
Book of Ancient World (6-9)
Covers Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Hittites,
Ancient Persia, and Phoenecia in 28 lessons
with six reviews, six unit tests, and a final test.
049936Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
049938Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
049939Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
BKANWDSet of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
Dorothy Mills Histories Series (6-9)
This series – edited and reprinted by Memoria
Press – was originally written in the 1920s for
middle school students. Its highly readable text
plus the comprehensive-without-being-overwhelming student guides combined with the
just-the-answers-ma’am teacher’s books ensure
these courses will be loved by students and
parents alike. The author provides a thorough
look at political history, literature, and art –
the means by which the spirit of a nation is
expressed. Texts include maps, illustrations (artwork, ruins, and drawings), and quotes from the
significant who walk through the halls of time.
Designed as a consumable worktext, Student
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Book of The Middle Ages (6-AD)
A comprehensive look at the Middle Ages
which covers the fall of the Roman Empire,
the early Church, the Byzantine Empire, Islam
and the Arab Conquests, Charlemagne, the
Norsemen, and the beginning of the National
States. There is also a broad-based look at the
medieval church, monks and monasteries, feudalism, the age of chivalry, the Crusades, the
towns, trade and commerce, travel, the friars,
education/learning, and government. The book
concludes with the Hundred’s Years War and
the close of the Middle Ages.
003107Book . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.50
023879Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
023913Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
BKMDAGSet of 3 above . . . . 52.85 39.95
Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey (7-AD)
Covers Iliad Books 1 – 24 and Odyssey
Books 1-24; one lesson per "book." Appendices
include a section on Genealogies (Trojans
and Greeks), Friends & Foes of Iliad, Greek
and Trojan characters, Weaponry & Armor
in Homer, Ship Terminology, and Character
References. The Teacher Book for this study
is a wraparound format with reduced copies
of a full-text answer key. Helps for the teacher
include Background & Drill, Discussion Help,
Questions to Mark for Tests, Teacher Notes, and
Essays & Assignments.
The DVDs add an extra in-class type of
dimension to these studies. Professionally done,
these compelling lectures from knowledgeable classical instructor Sean Brooks provide
background and cultural depth. The five (Iliad)
or six (Odyssey) disc sets include lectures for
each “book” covering background information, themes, and culture of the time period.
One other great side benefit of watching these
lectures is that the correct pronunciation for all
the characters and places in these books will no
longer be a mystery.
011158Iliad . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 10.45
011199Odyssey . . . . . . . . . 12.00 10.45
023637Iliad Student Guide 11.95 10.25
023829Iliad Teacher Guide 12.95 11.15
056829 Iliad DVD . . . . . . . 45.00 38.95
023653Odyssey Student Gd 11.95 10.25
023839Odyssey Teacher Gd 12.95 11.15
015295Odyssey DVD . . . . 45.00 38.95
ILDODYSet . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.80 60.00
Both student guides, teacher guides & books
Aeneid (8-AD)
Covers Books I-XII. The Teacher Guide
for this study is a wraparound format with
reduced copies of a full-text answer key to the
Student Guide. Helps for the teacher include
Background & Drill, Discussion Help, Questions
to Mark for Tests, Teacher Notes, and Essays &
Assignments. Appendices include Maps, sections on Drill Exercises (questions), Chapter
Summarizations, Memorization Selection, four
Quizzes (reproducible with answers) and both a
Mid-Term and a Final Exam.
049941 Book (West Transl.) 14.00
049930Student Guide . . . . 16.95 14.50
049931Teacher Guide . . . . 16.95 14.50
AENEIDSet . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.90 37.00
Aeneid for Boys & Girls (6-8)
056773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
Aeneid DVDs (9-AD)
066199 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00
Medea & Other Plays by Euripides (9-AD)
064501Book . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00
063857Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
063858Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
Orestian Trilogy by Aeschylus (9-AD)
A new series for Memoria Press – Greek Tragedy
– and the Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus, a
three-part tale of murder and revenge, is the
starting point. This course also departs from the
typical Memoria pattern in that it provides more
self-study helps. The consumable Student Guide
provides a step-by-step plan for study which
includes introductory essays on getting to the
heart of the reading and how to mark a book (as
you read.) There are comprehension questions
based on those essays and the introduction. The
study plan for each play involves a “pre-grammar” section (preparatory questions), completing
a vocabulary segment, reading the study guide
info and reading/marking the text, answering
comprehension questions (grammar stage info),
Socratic discussion questions (logic stage), and
written/oral expression (rhetoric stage). A memorization and recitation section in the Appendix
leads the student through completion of this
aspect of the study. The Teacher Guide provides
filled-in answers to the Student Guide questions,
quizzes for each of the plays, a final exam, and
an answer key. Student books bout 80 pgs, pb;
Teacher books about 100 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
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015349Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
016029Oresteian Trilogy Book (Vellacott trans) . . 13.009.50
Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (9-AD)
There are many reasons to study the Theban
plays (Antigone, Oedipus the King, and
Oedipus at Colonus). The masterful playwright
– Sophocles; the great myth/story – Oedipus,
who is fated to unknowingly kill his father and
marry his mother; the great themes – fate, free
will, the quest for knowledge and truth. There
is one very good reason to read/study these
plays using the Memoria Press’ Guides – they
do the job very, very well! With an emphasis
on the “Central One Idea,” there is a four-stage
approach to each play. The Pre-Grammar stage
is preparation (pre-reading); the Grammar stage
is presentation (background, vocabulary, and
comprehension); the Logic is dialectic (Socratic
discussion); and the Rhetoric stage is expression
(summary, abstract, and essay). The Student
Guide includes some very helpful instructional
material concerning these four stages as well
as the Central One Idea (COI), along with a
short tutorial on Greek tragedy, as well as the
outlines, background info and features of these
plays. These Guides are consumable with plenty
of space to write the normal short essay answers
as well as the longer essays. Appendices include
a section on Memorization & Recitation plus a
Master Words-to-be-Defined List. The Teacher
Guide is a replica of the Student Guide with
all the same introductory information and
Appendices but with answers provided for all
questions except the essays. The TG also provides non-reproducible quizzes (one for each
play) and a Final Exam along with answers for
each. Student is 85 pgs, pb; Teacher is 116 pgs,
pb ~ Janice
030340Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
030357Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
030390Three Theban Plays 15.00 10.95
Divine Comedy Study Guide (10-AD)
Memoria Press does it again; helping you
teach a very difficult text in manageable bits.
Why read Dante? This book came out of the late
middle Ages and impacted literature from the
Renaissance to the 20th century. Its lessons on
depravity and consequences are an extremely
valuable lesson about the human condition for
teenagers to learn. One man and his struggle for
hope in a world of political, social and spiritual
upheaval (sound timely?) is the center of Dante
Alighieri’s novel as translated by John Ciardi.
The Teacher Guide has lessons for you to present each “canto” or section. You will have all
of the answers to the student guide, plus step by
step assignments that are not in the kids’ book,
like memorization, vocabulary, discussion starters and some background overview material
to make you look good! The material itself is
complicated, but the Teacher Guide is easy to
follow. There is a section of Drill Questions and
then the Test Answer Key. There are no blank
student pages in this book.
The Student Guide is meant to be written in by
the student as you read the Comedy. It is logically divided by the cantos (chapters) and there
are vocabulary words that refer to a specific line
in the canto. There are comprehension questions
with plenty of space for answers. In the back is a
place to write answers to the Drill Questions (50
short answer questions) from the Teacher Guide.
The Quizzes & Tests are numbered and
each covers one or two cantos. Questions are
matching, multiple choice, short answer and
some which require about a paragraph answer.
There are quizzes, a mid-term (matching, short
answer, and a mini-essay which has two pages
of lines), and a final exam in the same format as
the mid-term for each of the three parts: Inferno,
Purgatorio, and Paradiso. There are no answers
in this book.
I think it would be hard to teach such a classic
and heavy text with only one of these books. You
really need all three to effectively make it work.
Everything is laid out for you to follow. ~ Sara
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052961Teacher Guide . . . . 16.95 14.50
054721 Quizzes & Tests . . . . 5.00
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056797 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 8.00
Memoria Press Cicero Studies (10-AD)
Classical studies don’t fit neatly into either subject area or grade levels. Is any particular course
literature, history, government, philosophy, or
worldview? Should this study be covered in
any particular grade? Such is the case with the
Cicero Studies from Memoria Press. Cicero was
a Roman statesman writing in the first century
BC typically addressing the politicians of his
day. His works have been preserved and studied through history and have had a dramatic
impact on our own American government and
history. These guides from Memoria Press allow
the classically serious high school student to dig
into Cicero. What do I mean by classically seri-
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ous? Cicero makes references to events, people, guidelines, student pages with answers, and the
and philosophical schools that he assumes his quizzes and final test (copies with and without
readers will understand and he does not explain answers). Lesson Plans provide teaching guidethem. So, teachers and students will need to lines plus a set of brief weekly checklists for 30
have a solid background in Roman history and weeks’ of lessons. Unusual for Memoria Press
government – particularly an understanding of courses, this one does not include any Christian
Late Republican politics. However, because content. 84 pgs, student; 117 pgs, teacher; both
Cicero’s political philosophy is grounded in pb. ~ Janice
the history and politics of the late republic, it 035471Student Guide . . . . 12.95 11.15
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courage, and propriety – trying to convince
Roman politicians to adhere to a stricter moral Optional Resource
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the U.S. government and The Laws is both a
defense of Cicero’s understanding of the upright Third Grade American History: Discussion
moral life and the foundation for the West’s Questions for Supplemental Reading Set (3)
philosophical discussion of natural law.
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Direction and insight is found in the consumable Student Guides which provide a synopsis Memoria Press Geography (4-AD)
(outline) of the selection that is then broken
Memoria Press Geography may be no-frills,
down into Lessons (sixteen from Obligations, but it’s a high quality geography program. The
eleven from Republic, and six from Laws). Each maps are detailed enough for high-school stulesson provides thought questions (discussion dents, yet simple enough for elementary kids (an
and essay) and comprehension questions for impressive feat). The books are black & white
the reading assignment (six pages total). The with plenty of fill-in-the-blank exercises to test
Teacher Guides are mostly identical to the stu- kids’ knowledge. Comb binding.
dent book except they have answers to the com- GEOGRAPHY I covers the Middle East, North
prehension questions which provide the student Africa, and Europe. The Student Review Book
with feedback. The TGs also have exams for shows outline maps, plus lists of countries to
each lesson as well as midterm and final exams write on the maps of the Middle East, North
(with answers). There are no additional teacher Africa, Mediterranean and Central Europe, the
helps in the TG as it’s assumed the Teacher is (at U.K., Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. Section
least as) knowledgeable as the student in terms 2 has matching lists of countries/capitals for the
of Roman history. Both student and teacher regions listed. The 3rd section shows maps at
guides seem to assume a classroom situation but the bottom with capitals listed at the top, and
the course would be “doable” for a motivated students are to write in the corresponding counindependent student; although she may have to tries. Section 4 is similar, but students write both
sometimes dig a little for background informa- the capitals and countries in the blanks. In the
tion. Student books about 100 pgs, pb; Teacher back, students are given a list of all 54 countries
books about 150 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
in alphabetical order and asked to list the capiEACH BOOK (except noted) 17.95 15.45 tals of each. 43pp. The Teacher Key includes
056841On Obligations Student
a set of the same blank student pages as section
056842On Obligations Teacher
1 (now labeled as quizzes) listed above, plus
058655 On Obligations: De
answer keys to the maps and lists. The Tests are
Officiis Book . . . . . 13.9510.75 the same as section 3 listed above. 5 units and
056850Republic & the Laws Student
29 lessons. 83pp.
056851Republic & the Laws Teacher
United States Review is a robust quiz and test
058656 Republic & the Laws book covering the states and capitals of the US
Book . . . . . . . . . . . 12.959.95 and reviewing the MP States and Capitals A
good companion to Geography I, prior knowlMemoria Press MODERN STUDIES (3-12)
edge of the states and capitals is assumed and
Memoria Press States and Capitals (3-6)
the purpose of this set is clear: mastery. The
This is one of the most straight-forward pro- workbook is twenty-five pages of testing the
grams for covering this material thoroughly that state and capital names using crisp computerI’ve seen. Using the book Don’t Know Much generated maps by region of the US. The
About the 50 States as a reference, the Student Teacher key includes all answers, quizzes by
Guide provides a consumable workbook for region, tests by region and a final test for the
basic information on the regions of the United whole country.
States and then state-by-state (postal abbreviaGEOGRAPHY II covers Sub-Saharan Africa,
tion, capital, nickname, and fun facts). There’s Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The Student
also a solid geographical component as the Workbook has lots of activities that involve
student marks famous cities and landmarks on labeling maps and writing out the countries
each state’s map, as well as landform lessons. and capitals of each. Some pages have word
(You’ll need a good set of colored pencils for banks (lists) for students to use, while others
these activities.) Memorization of the states/ rely on no clues. Students have to remember
capitals/abbreviation is practiced and recited. some facts about each of the main regions and
Regional reviews are provided periodically, as countries within. 103 pp. The Teacher Key
well as regional quizzes and a final test. The includes answers to all of the map activities
Teacher Guide provides some general teaching in the Student Workbook as well as blank test
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forms and answers. Tests closely follow the format of the workbook exercises, with plenty of
fill-in-the-blank and labeling maps. Companion
review for this course is Geography 1 Review
which reviews material from the previous year.
In the Student Text, each broad unit is introduced with information about the terrain, climate, people and language. The lessons then
go into detail about narrower areas such as the
Horn of Africa and the Zambezi River region
of sub-Saharan Africa. A large map shows students where oceans and rivers are located as
well as political boundaries. Important features/
events are highlighted like Victoria Falls near
the Zambia/Zimbabwe border and the Rwandan
genocide. Facts are shown in a table format
and the narratives are very understandable for
students. Although the books are in gray-tones,
they manage to be engaging. ~ Sara
Geography I
052965Student Text . . . . . . 14.95 12.95
052966Workbook . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15
052964Teacher’s Guide . . . 14.95 12.95
GEOGY1Set of all 3 above . . 55.80 46.50
056824 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
United States Review
054723Workbook . . . . . . . . 5.00
054722Teacher Key & Tests 7.95
Geography II
011235Student Workbook . 12.95 11.15
011239Teacher . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.95
011241Student Text . . . . . . 14.95 12.95
056825 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
GEOGY2Geography II & Rvw 55.80 46.50
Geography II Workbook, Teacher, & Text plus
Geography I Review Workbook & Key/Quizzes.
Geography I Review
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011233Review – Workbook . 5.00 4.50
GE1RVWSet of 2 Above . . . . . 12.95 10.75
☼Geography III: Exploring & Mapping the
World (7-12)
Memoria Press has expanded on their geography for middle grades and now offers this
comprehensive world geography course for
high school students. It opens with a broad
overview of all aspects of geography, both
physical (cartography/topography/meteorology) and human (cultural/economic/political/
historical). The student text is divided into 9
units: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North
America, Central/South America, Sub-Saharan
Africa, North Africa/the Middle East/Central
Asia, South/East Asia, and the Pacific Islands/
Australia/Antarctica. The book is full of great
information, maps and black & white photos and
illustrations (121 pp with accent bits of blue). I
didn’t find any examples here of favoring any
religion over another. The student workbook is
consumable and has comprehension questions
for each unit (short answer) and maps to label
with not only countries/capitals but also rivers/
mountains/oceans. A review of US geography
where students list capitals and identify states
on a map. An appendix has a project where
students are drawing a world map themselves
and labeling it thoroughly. Additional project
ideas are great for an ambitious student and are
listed in back. Most involve further research and
writing. An interesting chart of 8 major world
religions helps students keep track of details
that can easily get confused. The teacher guide
has all answers to the student workbook in context (so the teacher can see the question too).
Reproducible maps (21) are great for students to
practice again and again. Unit tests have maps
to label, fill in the blanks, & short answer (2-3
sentences) and there is a comprehensive final
exam. Test answers are in the back. Lesson
plans are for twice a week, for 30 weeks, coming up a little shy for a high school credit. You
may have to add a few interesting biographies,
writing assignments, and additional student
research, but the framework is all here for you!
Tests & quizzes are reproducible, making this a
great co-op or classroom option. ~ Sara
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062132Student Wkbk . . . . 17.95 15.45
062133Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
034743 Lesson Plans . . . . . . 5.00
Geography I-III Flashcards (4-8)
065879 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95
Story of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great
Republic (Memoria Press) (5-8)
This compilation from Memoria Press includes
content from two early American history texts
by Helene Guerber. Originally published in
1896 by the American Book Company, The
Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Great
Republic have been combined into one edited
volume, providing children a one year overview
of American history, from the first inhabitants
of North America through the 19th century.
Written in a delightful narrative form with a
focus on the fascinating stories of the people
who shaped our nation, children may beg you
to read this to them for their history lessons.
This one volume includes roughly two/thirds
of the stories from the two original titles but
they are melded carefully into one cohesive
whole. Black & white illustrations. Pb, 211 pgs.
Compared to the same titles from Nothing New
Press (#017078) and (#017074), this edition is
printed in a smaller format (6”x 9”vs. 8 ½” x
11”). The Nothing New Press books also feature
additional resources including a timeline of
events and a recommended reading list, which
are not included in the Memoria Press version.
The Study Guide for the course contains facts,
vocabulary, and comprehension questions for
each chapter, as well as map activities, drawings, research, writing assignments and more.
The Teacher Guide contains answers. - Deanne
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052970Student Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
052971Teacher Guide . . . . 17.95 15.45
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200 Questions About American History (5-8)
Rarely has a title so aptly named a product.
Classical studies typically pay less attention
to American history, preferring its study to be
integrated into world history. Accordingly, this
series – coordinated with Memoria Press’ onevolume reprinting of the Guerber classics, Story
of the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Republic
and Everything You Need to Know About
American History Homework – provide exactly
the amount of coverage one would expect: read
a good story and get the facts down. The 200
questions – printed with little flair in the Student
Book - include drill questions (names, events,
places, and causes), timeline (supply the dates),
notable quotes (who said it?), and presidents
(supply president’s name, dates in office, and a
notable event). Also included are several poems
typically associated with American History. The
Teacher Key provides the answer key for the
student book plus six tests. A test answer key is
also included. Student – 19 pgs; Teacher – 52
pgs. ~ Janice
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056864 Lesson Plans . . . . . . . 5.00
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Concise History of the American Republic
This course might be just what you’re looking
for – assuming you want a political, economic,
and cultural survey course of American history
(to 1980). You can count on Memoria Press to
use quality, well-written texts and to couple
them with significant (but not overwhelming) processing questions. The 800+ page text
(Concise History of the American Republic) is
basically a reader. The Student Guides provide a
course outline; dividing the 800+ page text into
a two-year set of weekly reading assignments
(33 each year) coupled with chapter worksheets
(two pages each) that include a short set of
notes (primarily people or place identification
sprinkled with interesting historical tidbits) and
a set of comprehension questions (short essay).
Reviews and tests come every 10-11 weeks
(trimesters) and consist of thirty-ish short answer
questions plus an essay. The Student Guides
are consumable and include the course outline
and chapter worksheets. The Teacher Guides
include answer keys and tests. Heads-up: the
tests, in general, have a fondness for details and
the final test for each year require the student
to list half of the U.S. Presidents in numerical
order. Year 1 covers history from pre-1615 life
in North America through the colonial period,
founding of our government, Civil War, and
Reconstruction years (ending in 1877) including
detailed coverage of all major wars in that time
period. Year 2 covers the end of Reconstruction
to the Reagan years (1980s) including the industrialization of America, the settlement of the
West, immigration, and America’s role in all
the major wars of the period. Student Guides,
40-45 pgs, pb; Teacher Guides, 65-70 pgs, pb.
~ Janice
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014971 Year 1 (to 1877) Teacher
014972 Year 2 (since 1865) Student
014973 Year 2 (since 1865) Teacher
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History of Europe in the Modern World (10AD)
Europe’s role in modern history has been
a prominent one – from colonial empires to
nation building to cultural transitions. Specific
features of these courses include:
¾¾ a broad context of social transformations
¾¾ maps, charts, chronological tables, and
lists of rulers and regimes
¾¾ brief excerpts from the writings of influential historians that show how historical
knowledge develops over time.
¾¾ concise text that focuses on the interactions between Europeans and people in
other cultures
¾¾ summaries of recent challenges and
It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up what
is undoubtedly a detailed history textbook and
wanted to dig in and study. But it happened
with these two volumes. First of all, each volume is a manageable size – about 125 pgs,
pb. Secondly, some of the basic note-taking
is done for you – highlighted sidebar designations help you to easily see the topic. While
not numerous, there are enough illustrations,
maps, photos, and art work to provide interesting counterpoints to the text. Each chapter lists
its main sections at the beginning, followed by
headings throughout the text. It’s readable – and
that’s what I enjoyed the most. Detailed, with
biographical sketches, it follows the development of thoughts as well as politics and events.
Organization and structure for the course is
simple. Read the text, respond to comprehension questions, engage in discussion/dialogue
with others about the content, and take the
trimester finals. You’ll have to supply your
own weekly breakdown for the ten chapters of
Volume 1 (three weeks per chapter, maybe).
The remaining fourteen chapters of Volume
2 are segmented up a bit more providing 25
weeks of reading assignments plus one week for
beginning review. Each volume is a one-year
The Student Guides provide brief teaching
guidelines. I have to say that I really appreciate
both the succinctness of these guidelines and
the fact that they manage to convey the main
scope and focus of the course – “the opportunity to dialogue with the greatest minds from
the greatest cultures of preceding civilizations.”
Comprehension questions for each text segment
explore three major components – the history
of ideas, biographical studies, and key cultural
developments. Space is provided for writing and
most questions require brief essay-type answers.
It’s hoped that homeschool “class discussion” in
some form will flow from these questions. About
40 pgs, pb.
The Teacher Guides include the same brief
teaching guidelines found in the Student Guide
plus a set of three tests with answer keys – the
trimester finals. The remainder of the Guide is
a replica of student book with answers filled in.
About 60 pgs, pb ~ Janice
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030195 Volume 2 Student . . . 17.95 15.45
030197 Volume 2 Teacher . . 17.95 15.45
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Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation to the
Resurrection 2nd Ed. (4-8+)
Learning ancient history from a Bible-centered
perspective is still the focus of the 2nd edition
of MOH, Vol. 1 and the well-loved format has
not been changed (one paperback book contains everything for teacher and student alike).
Short, interesting readings show how history fits
together. What famous Bible figure lived when
the Trojan Horse was built? Who lived in North
America around the time that Jeremiah wrote
Lamentations? Historically accurate with better
chronological detail based on the work of James
Ussher, the 625-page book (144 new pages in
the 2nd edition) tells you who walked the earth
when and helps put each life in perspective
around important events that happened worldwide. This revised edition includes lessons that
have been enriched and the general scholarship
level of the text broadened. The layout is cleaner, more-readable with upgraded artistry and
photos (still black & white). Enhanced mapping
exercises and simplified timeline directions are
included along with suggestions for fun activities. An important review feature – the memory
cards, which are added to each week – have
been retained. However, based on customer
feedback the 2nd edition adds these features:
answer key maps for all mapping exercises, an
expanded reading list, a pronunciation guide,
and a Bible reading list. Quarterly reviews and
semester tests are provided. All student materials is reproducible for family use. Although this
is intended for 4-8 graders, it is easily adapted
to both older and younger students for an all-inone history book. Assignments are included for
all grade levels.
The Reproducibles CD allows you to print
out all the reproducible material from the text
including pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, tests, maps, and appendix pages. The
new 2nd edition CD-ROM is Mac and PC compatible. The Audio CD provides the complete
and unabridged text (only story lessons) read
aloud by the author, Linda Lacour Hobar, with
background music.
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lesson number is identified with each project on
the CD-ROM. Background information for each
project, fun facts, brief histories, and lists of
materials needed are included. The projects can
be fairly complicated, require adult supervision,
and require basic art supplies along with special materials like plasticine and polymer clay,
acrylic paint, dried leaves, mosaic tiles, foam
sheets, a hand drill, grout, and more (none of
which is included). Step-by-step directions are
given along with color photographs of assembly. Students can fossilize a fern in plaster,
sculpt a Sumerian bas-relief, build an Egyptian
shaduf, create an ancient oil lamp, assemble a
Chinese cricket cage, construct a Greek temple
façade, make Chinese paper cuts, and arrange
a Roman animal mosaic. These projects will
help students bring ancient history to life as they
study and create, and the projects have different difficulty levels that can be geared toward
various ages. Tips for successful projects and
a suggested outline for the study are included,
recommending 2 projects for each quarter so all
8 are finished in a year. The 35 coloring pages
included on the CD-ROM provide five pages
for each of the projects - five each for ancient
botanicals, ancient Mesopotamia and Samaria,
ancient Egypt, Israel, ancient China, ancient
Greece, and ancient Rome. The projects and
the coloring pages are in a PDF format on the
CD-ROM, so you can scroll through them or
easily print them off. This is a great supplement
to The Mystery of History Volume 1 and will
provide students with art to keep and enjoy
that will remind them of the ancient history
they have learned. Minimum requirements to
run CD-ROM: Windows 95, 16 MB hard disk
space, and optional additional 50 MB hard disk
space to view some video on the CD.
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Mystery of History V2: The Early Church and
Middle Ages (4-8)
Linda Hobar, the author of this world history
series, states in this book, "I believe history is
the story of God revealing Himself to mankind
and that He did it most perfectly through the
person of Jesus Christ… the "mystery" is the
gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and
different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program
that aligns the stories of mankind with the living
story of God will truly appreciate this Biblecentered approach to world history. Picking up
where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins
with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus
(including Paul) around 29 A.D and continues
through the early church and into the Middle
Ages, covering the years through about 1456
A.D. The format of this book is very similar to
that of the first volume; however, there are some
small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons
are slightly longer, offering more information
on a given topic. Lessons generally take the
form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories
of men and women who changed the world
while simultaneously showing the relationship
between God and the world during that period.
Another new feature is the bolding of key words
to aid students in finding the information again
later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in
the first book, this volume includes pretests to
Mystery of History &
Vol. 1 Craft Pak (4-8)
If you’re looking for some activities to enhance
your study of The Mystery of History V.1, this
handy CD-ROM is for you. Jean Henrich, a gifted artist, has provided the instructions to complete eight art projects to complement the main
text. Thirty-five reproducible coloring pages are
also included on the CD. Linda Lacour Hobar,
author of Mystery of History V.1, has selected
projects and coloring pages that will remind
students of the ancient history they are learning,
and she has linked the projects to corresponding
lessons from the text. The correlating title and
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be given at the beginning of each week, end
of the week reviews, memory card suggestions,
bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and
two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards
that students create for each lesson, capturing
the main points and dates on an easy to review
flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises,
providing students with helpful visuals of when
important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even
more activities following each lesson than the
first volume. This is simply to provide you with
more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities
are generally categorized into younger, middle,
and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of
grade levels, with the youngest comprised of
many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination
of hands-on exercises with research, and the
older ideas centering on research, encouraging
students to learn more and dig deeper into the
people and lessons from history. The activities
and memory cards, as well as the weekly and
quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure
long-term retention of the key events and people
throughout history, as opposed to the short term
memory capacity we often hold history (and
other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty
700-page book contains the outline maps for the
lessons, additional fun supplemental activities,
suggestions of books and resources for further
study of many of the topics, a chart of materials
needed for the activities found in each lesson,
and a full answer key. The fascinating journey
across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked
His plan throughout this period of history.
A Companion Guide CD-ROM holds printable
reproducibles from Volume Two. These include
pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, tests,
maps, and appendix pages. No more photocopying if you have more than one student, and you’ll
be able to preserve your textbook! The CD-ROM
is PC/Mac compatible with Adobe Reader (a free
The Audio CD Set allows you to listen to
author Linda Lacour Hobar read the complete
and unabridged text. Students can read along
with the author as she narrates the stories or just
sit back and listen. Please note the CD’s contain
the story lessons only and do not include pretests, activities, quizzes, and so forth. 12 CDs,
running time 13 hours, 58 minutes. ~ Steph
010750Book . . . . . . . . . . . 49.95 36.95
001327 Companion Gd CD 19.95 17.95
005575 Audio CD Set . . . . . 48.95 37.95
Mystery of History Vol. 2 Craft Pak CD-ROM
Just like the Vol. 1 Craft Pak CD (see that
product for a more thorough description), this
CD-ROM offers eight unique craft projects and
35 reproducible coloring pages that correspond
to the Mystery of History – this time for Volume
2. Make the Middle Ages come alive with projects like building a medieval siege tower, making a faux metal Indian bell, creating an Islamic
tile, painting a Byzantine icon, and more.
System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher,
16 MB RAM.
007670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.50
Mystery of History V3: Renaissance,
Reformation, and Growth of Nations (4-8)
The look of this third volume is very different
from previous volumes. Volume III is a hardcover text with information divided into weeks
and then into lessons for each week. Scattered
throughout the book are beautiful full-color
illustrations and photos on semi-glossy bordered
pages. The student pages, quizzes, and activities, etc. are not found in this text. These are
now found in the Companion Guide only.
Volume 3 picks up where Volume 2 leaves
off. It begins at 1455AD and goes through
1707AD. Watch history unfold around the
world during that time period, and see how
events fit together. You’ll meet rulers, painters,
sculptors, scientists, and philosophers. History
is presented in small, digestible pieces as you
learn about the Renaissance and Reformation in
Europe, dynasties in India, native Australians,
and the Tokugawa family in Japan. You will
understand events in light of the times in which
they happened. Best of all, the author shows the
role of God throughout history.
The Companion Guide is available in two different formats; simply choose the one that best
fits your style. The CD-ROM allows you to print
tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, maps, and
appendix pages from pdf files. This works well
if you need copies for several children, or you
don’t have access to a copier. The Companion
Guide book is the same content as the CD-ROM
from which you would photocopy the pages you
need for your students. ~ Donna
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043021 Companion Guide . 39.95 29.95
058576Audio CD Set . . . . . 52.95 41.95
Mystery of History III Timeline Figures (4-8)
Designed to accompany the newest volume
of Mystery of History, 111 black and white
figures of people and events span the period
of time from 1300 to 1700 AD. Each figure is
accompanied by a name, date, and descriptive
text, and range in size from 2.5 inches to 3.5
inches. Figures are printed on heavy cardstock
and are black and white. 12-13 figures are on
each 8 ½" by 11" page and will need to be cut
out for placement on your timeline. There is no
timeline included in this set of figures.
If you are making more than one timeline for
multiple children, figures are reproducible for
family use. Although the primary purpose of
these figures is for use with Mystery of History
III, they could also be used with any study of
this time period. See history in order of events
and how one event leads to another. - Donna
000177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Mystery of History V4: Wars of Independence
to Modern Times (4-8)
The beautiful 600+ page full-color, hardcover
Mystery of History Volume IV text includes readable (story-based) text and plentiful illustrative
information (maps, charts, art reproductions,
and lots of photos). The flow of the last three
centuries is traced through countries/peoples;
through classical music and art; through notable
people; through developing ideologies; through
struggling/oppressed people groups; and through
industrial/scientific developments. Utilizing the
same 28 week, three lessons per week format
as Volume 3, Volume 4 includes the Reader
(text) plus an accompanying Companion Guide
CD-ROM that provides pdf files of activities,
maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. The
final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian
reasons for a Hope for Mankind. An interesting
endpoint for a world history course but not surprising for a series that has maintained from the
beginning that the “mystery” of history is that
there is a plan for mankind. ~ Janice
000203 Book w/CD Companion Guide
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.95 53.95
☼Mystery of Hist. Vol. 4 Timeline Figures(4-8)
Containing 299 black and white wall size
timeline figures on heavy cardstock, these figures are the perfect supplement to complete
the MOH timeline activities or use alongside
another history study. Illustrations will need to
be cut out (not perforated) and measure approximately 2.5” x 3.5” with the date and brief text
summarization of event/person. No timeline is
included with the figures. Reproducible for family use only.
059817 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95
History of Our World (5-8)
Journey through Egypt, Mesopotamia, Africa,
China, India, Europe and the Americas to discover the history of our world. This world history textbook series is an easy-to-follow secular
curriculum that brings to life ancient, classical,
and modern civilizations through the study of
their geography, capstone events and accomplishments, famous characters, religions and
daily life. This series accomplishes this through
a traditional textbook Chapter/Lesson format,
but uses exceptional maps, graphs, and pictures
that will engage your world history student.
Each lesson in the student text concludes with
a fill-in-the blank review, and end-of-chapter
exercises include a summary, vocabulary exercises, comprehension activities, critical thinking
questions and a writing activity. Each student
text has a corresponding teacher guide available that includes specific objectives, lesson
preview activities, questions for discussion,
reading comprehension activities that encourage
critical thinking, and review activities. Pages
in the teacher’s edition feature smaller copies
of the student text pages in the center, with
teacher notes, questions, and activities filling
the margins. Additional features in the teacher's
edition include: objectives, vocabulary activities, discussion of pictures and maps, reading
strategies, an answer key for activities in the
student book, and questions for discussion. My
favorite activities in the teacher manual ask
students to link what they have learned to prior
knowledge, to compare things and events “then
and now,” and the big picture exercises that
include extra information for discussion and
historical analysis. Although more geared to
a formal classroom than a homeschool setting,
we have had requests for the resource packs for
this curriculum as well. These include blackline masters, transparencies, and a timeline.
Reproducible masters contain chapter and primary source worksheet activities, outline maps
for regions explored in the text, unit reviews and
tests, the final review and test, graphic organizer
forms, and an answer key. The transparencies
include full-color “slides” which reference specific pages in the text, black-and-white graphic
organizer forms, and blackline maps. While the
colored ones are nicer to look at than functional
in a homeschool setting, you could use and
re-use the graphic organizer and outline map
transparencies with dry or wet erase markers.
The full-color, glossy timeline poster shows
events and civilizations through history from
5000 B.C. to present.
I was impressed by this text’s objectivity toward
civilizations and its “our world” approach that
avoided present-mindedness and helped foster
historical thinking. The Ancient World covers
world history from the first people through much
of medieval history, and the Modern World
picks up during late medieval times and covers
up through today. Both texts are paperback.
People, Places, and Ideas includes both the
Ancient World and Modern World for all-inone-volume world history, and both the student
and teacher’s editions are hardcover. ~ Steve
Ancient World:
034795Student . . . . . . . . . 67.73 34.50
034796Teacher . . . . . . . . . 88.07 46.95
007491Resource Binder . . . 156.20 83.95
Modern World:
034797Student . . . . . . . . . 67.73 34.50
034798Teacher . . . . . . . . . 88.07 46.95
007549Resource Binder . . . 156.20 83.95
People, Places, Ideas:
034799Student . . . . . . . . . 100.07
034800Teacher . . . . . . . . . 167.53
TruthQuest History (5-12)
On occasion you might hear someone define
history as the struggle between the haves and
the have-nots. As Christians living in a secular
society, it is often easy to imbibe false ideas.
This history curriculum won’t let you have
that kind of false idea for long. Instead, you
will come to understand the true (i.e. Biblical)
definition of history. For example, in your study
of Ancient Rome, you will see how the beliefs
which nations/individuals hold about God and
man can affect the course of history, culture,
government etc. This history curriculum is not
dependant on specific books since the goal is
not to guide students through books, but to
guide them through history. Many, many books
are recommended since the guide provides
very little text (just basic summaries); however,
the beauty is that students can pick whichever
ones appeal to them or are readily available.
No more searching for those impossible to find
required readers! As you work your way through
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the books, you will be challenged to think about
some things, to research others, and complete
ThinkWrite sections at the back of the book.
These sections are designed for students in
grades 5-12. Responses to the ThinkWrite sections can be done in a variety of ways including
skits, diaries, news reports, models, projects,
drawings, and essays.
A new study in this series combines Creation
and the Old Testament with the study of
Ancients and Egypt. This book follows the same
format as the other studies in this series allowing
you to choose the reading and resources. The
Bible is the ultimate authority on history, but
the author suggests some other spines that may
be referenced throughout the study – Child’s
Story Bible by Catherine Vos, Genesis: A commentary for Children by Nancy Ganz, Story of
the Ancient World by C. Miller & H.A. Guerber,
Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills,
Streams of Civilization Vol. 1, Genesis: Finding
Our Roots by Ruth Beechick, and Greenleaf
Guide to the Old Testament. These books
aren’t required, but are helpful resources if you
want to read more on the topics. May your
study of history become a study of His Story. ~
Genevieve / Donna
EACH (except noted) . . . . . . . . 24.95
050438 Beginnings (Creation/OT/
Ancients/Egypt) . . . . . . 29.95
016169Ancient Greece
016170Ancient Rome
025709 Middle Ages
016173Renaissance, Reformation,
Age of Exp (1400-1600)
025708Age of Revolution I
(1600-1800) . . . . . . . . 29.95
016166Age of Revolution II
(America/Europe 1800-1865) 29.95
020509Age of Revolution III
(America/Europe 1865-2000) 34.95
016167American History for
Young Students I (Exp-1800)
016168American History for
Young Students II (1800-1865)
020510American History for
Young Students III (1865-2000)
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Notgrass History programs (5-12)
☼From Adam to US (5-8)
I am excited that Ray and
Charlene Notgrass have
written this excellent, one
year world history course!
While many families enjoy
a chronological, multi-year
approach to world history,
others prefer to study history in a more traditional
manner - one year at a time. Written in the
engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the
Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool
families, this new World History begins at
the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th
century, with a final unit on our interconnected
world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting
events to turmoil in the middle east).
Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit,
this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take
45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally
flexible for homeschool families to set their own
pace. While the target grade range is 5 through
8, families with younger children will find this a
perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has
been clearly and engagingly written.
Let me give a bit of an example of how the
unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each
unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons
including the recommended literature selection
to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit
has one lesson from each of five categories:
Our World Story (major events in history);
God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders on history and culture); World
Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily
Life (an inside view of every day life). Daily
lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and
photographs, including maps of historic places
and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson
(approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children
will select assignments to complete from a list
of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able
to complete all the activities-but again- there is
built-in flexibility for your individual family’s
needs. Assignments include readings from the
Our Creative World book (collection of original
documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline
Book assignments; assignments from the Student
Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional
resources), as well as language arts assignments
covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature
selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are
also included with most lessons and are designed
to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested
weekly family activity-projects vary and include
arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are
easily found for the projects and are designed to
bring the family together to enjoy time together
building memories.
Curriculum package contains From Adam
to Us part 1 &2; Our Creative World, Map
Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to
end of the lessons questions as well as the
activities and tests in the Student Workbook
and the questions and tests in the Lesson
Review. Although it is possible to share the
Map and Timeline books, they are available
separately, allowing each child to have their
own copy. I suspect that most children will be
eager to create their own map and timeline.
If you would like to add more supplemental
instruction or review, consider the Student
Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review
(7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well
as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions
are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.
Middle school children will be enthralled as
they view world history through the lens of a
Creator God who is alive and active, from the
very foundation of our world through present
day. ~ Deanne
022285 Curriculum Package . . 99.95
022309 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95
022310 Map Book . . . . . . . . . 12.95
022313Student Workbook . . . 12.95
022324Timeline Book . . . . . . 6.95
FAUSLP Literature Package . 94.75 67.00
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America the Beautiful (5-8)
History is only the beginning of what this
well-planned and user-friendly curriculum from
the Notgrass family has to offer. The history is
there, of course, in two large (about 500 pgs
each) hardcover Texts. Part 1 takes the reader
from the Native American nations (excellent
coverage, by the way) through Reconstruction;
Part 2 covers from the late 1800s to the present.
The same comfortable readability we’ve seen
in other Notgrass courses is divided into daily
lessons (150) and grouped into weekly units
(30). If you’re emphasizing America’s beauty, it
helps to have full-color pictures among the carefully selected artwork, and they do! Each unit
is introduced by a short overview and a list of
the lessons and books needed. Accompanying
activities for each lesson might include “thinking biblically” (scripture copywork or Bible
study), vocabulary, map study (weekly), literature (readings from We the People along
with other suggested readings), creative writing,
timeline work, and a family activity (more about
these later). Each lesson also includes optional
assignments for the Student Workbook or the
Lesson Review book. If this sounds like a lot,
keep in mind that this course only really needs
a little additional grammar study to be social
studies, Bible, and language arts – all in one.
The Curriculum Set includes the two texts
mentioned above as well as We the People and
a comprehensive answer key along with both
the Maps and the Timeline books (six books
total). The original source reader that accompanies each Notgrass course is one of my favorite
parts. We the People provides the same variety
– books and stories, newspaper articles, documents, poems, journals, memoirs and biographies, speeches, letters, and songs – as their
other courses, and skimming through it took
me for a trip down memory lane and long ago
classroom recitations. It’s obvious that creative
planning went into the family activities provided
for each unit and found in the back of each
text. Family Commemorative Coins, a Cupcake
Factory, an Erie Canal diorama, and a Liberty
Bell mosaic give an idea of the breadth of ideas.
It’s hard to imagine a thorough study of
American history without good map and timeline work. There are no worries here! Maps
of America the Beautiful provides both a high
quality map and accompanying assignments for
each weekly unit. Corresponding to the chronological development of our country, you’ll find
the expected maps (colonies, westward expansion, battles, etc.) but also some more unusual
sets – America’s Islands, for example. You’ll
want a quality set of colored pencils (the authors
recommend Prismacolor pencils and I second
this) – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,
pink, black, gray, and brown – to complete
the map assignments. Timeline of America
the Beautiful provides an enjoyable timelinecreating experience. Arranged vertically (what
a great idea!) on the page, each page depicts
a ten-year slice of American life. Some events
are noted already, but others are to be carefully written by the student as part of daily and
weekly assignments (lines are provided). As
space permits, high-quality line-art pictures are
provided which can be colored (another use for
those Prismacolors).
Two optional supplements coordinate with the
course. The Student Workbook provides an
activity page for each lesson and is suggested
for younger (5th-6th grades) students. Offering
plenty of variety, activities include crosswords,
word searches, matching, rebus stories, fill-inthe-blanks, illustrations, multiple-choice and
more. For older students (7th-8th grades) the
Lesson Review book provides five questions for
daily review and for literature selections as well
as unit quizzes. Answers to both of these books
are found in the Answer Key. ~ Janice
011947 Curriculum Set . . . . . . 99.95
Contains Text, Parts 1 & 2, Answer Key, We
the People, Maps & Timeline books.
011965 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95
012003Workbook . . . . . . . . . 11.95
012017Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
012033Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Literature Resources:
018639 Sign of the Beaver . . . 7.99 6.25
002481 Amos Fortune, Free Man
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
001364 Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
001482 Bound for Oregon . . . 5.99 4.50
021689 Across Five Aprils . . . . 6.99 5.25
010796 Little Town on the Prairie 6.99 5.50
025502 All-of-a-Kind Family . . 6.99 5.50
048565 Blue Willow . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
001533 Homer Price . . . . . . . 6.99 5.25
012012 Katy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
ATBLRP Literature Package . . 69.86 50.00
Includes all literature resources listed above
for the America the Beautiful program.
Uncle Sam and You (5-8)
Families who have home-educated through
the high school years have been greatly blessed
by the efforts of the Notgrass family in providing quality, Bible Based history curriculum
options. With the core belief that God is actively
involved in our nation’s history and future,
students in middle school have the same opportunity to learn of our nation’s great Christian
heritage. With a vision to equip students with
knowledge and inspiration, this curriculum
provides children with a solid understanding of
the core values and beliefs that made our nation
great. President Ronald Reagan eloquently
stated, “If we ever forget we’re one nation under
God, then we will be a nation gone under”,
and the authors are passionate about helping
children never forget this point.
The hardcover student text, Uncle Sam and
You, is divided into two parts (each part is sold
separately). Each part contains 15 units and
75 lessons. Part One introduces the American
system of government, elections, the Presidency
and Congress. Part Two covers the military and
emergency workers, state and local government,
the judicial system and the government oversight
of transportation, tourism, technology, communication and more. Each lesson contains approxi900
mately six pages to be read daily. Each part also
contains lessons on fifteen American patriotic
holidays. These holiday studies are designed to
provide historical background and context along
with activities to complete as a family.
Each lesson incorporates a variety of activities, including: thinking biblically assignments,
creative writing, vocabulary assignments, short
research activities, art activities (draw a picture
or take a photograph), reading assignments
(Citizen’s Handbook or from the selection of
recommended literature titles), and assignments
from the optional student workbook or lesson
review book. Families should anticipate a time
commitment of 45-90 minutes daily to complete
the lessons.
The student texts can be purchased individually, or in a curriculum package containing both
hardcover student texts, the answer key and
the Citizen’s Handbook. As described above,
the two part student texts provide the core of
instruction and activities along with information
on how to use the program. Each text contains
over 500 pages with extensive, vibrant illustrations. Essential to the program is the soft cover
Citizen’s Handbook which provides a collection
of primary resources related to American government, politics and civics. It includes letters,
memoirs, speeches, articles, songs and poems.
The answer key provides answers for the end
of the lesson assignments, the optional student
workbook, and the lesson review book.
As previously mentioned, the student workbook and lesson review book are optional, yet
valuable resources to accompany the series. The
spiral bound student workbook is designed for
students in grades 5-6. It contains a variety of
activities including crosswords, seek-a-words,
matching questions, maps, and various worksheets to reinforce lessons. It also includes 30
unit tests with ten questions each. Questions
vary and incorporate true/false, multiple choice,
and short answer. The spiral bound lesson
review book is designed for students in grades
7-8 and incorporates five (short answer or
matching) questions for each lesson focused on
either the daily reading or the recommended
literature selections (end of the book summary
only). Also included are 30 unit tests with ten
questions each. The student workbook and lesson review book are non-reproducible.
The optional literature recommendations have
been created to give students more depth and
understanding of the topics studied. Students are
typically given two weeks to read each book,
with 1-3 chapters assigned daily. Recommended
books are: Lincoln: A Photobiography (Units
5-6); A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (Units10-11);
Brighty of Grand Canyon (Units 12-14); Basher
Five-Two (Units 16-17); Misty of Chincoteague
(Units 18-19); Long Winter (Units 22-24); Wright
Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane
(Units 25-26); and Lost on a Mountain in Maine
(Units 29-30). Also recommended for the program are blank paper, notebook paper, a 3-ring
binder, colored pencils and pencils.
As a homeschooling family, you will find
Uncle Sam and You to be a thorough study
of our nation’s government from the Founding
Fathers to today. To quote the author: “Our
country would do well to remember our dependence on God, the many benefits of freedom
and limited government, and our responsibility
to be good stewards of the blessings that come
from living in our great country.” ~ Deanne
006200 Curriculum Package . . 89.95
Includes Part 1 and Part 2 Hardcover
Student Texts, Answer Key and Citizen’s
006208 Part 1 Text . . . . . . . . . 39.95
006214 Part 2 Text . . . . . . . . . 39.95
006178 Citizen’s Handbook . . 14.95
006218Student Workbook . . . 11.95
006206 Lesson Review . . . . . . 9.95
006195Answer Key . . . . . . . . 3.95
Literature Resources:
002195 Lincoln: A Photobio . 11.99 8.95
022564 Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt 5.99 4.50
001882 Brighty of the Brand Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.75
036571 Basher Five-Two . . . . . 6.99 5.50
001534 Misty of Chincoteague 6.99 5.75
007717 Long Winter . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50
021314 Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane 16.9512.50
018578 Lost on a Mountain in . Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.994.95
NUSAYPLiterature Package . . 68.88 48.00
Includes all of the literature resources listed
above for the Uncle Sam and You program.
Exploring America (9-12)
While not uncommon for high school students
to study both American History and American
Literature in the same year (typically 11th
grade), it is unusual to find a curriculum that
weaves the two together. Exploring America
goes one step further, not only combining history and literature, but also Bible/Faith. The
result is a comprehensive, intensely Christian
look at the events, the people, the culture, and
the faith of our nation with an emphasis on a
God-centered worldview. This updated edition
includes expanded content (first decade of the
new millenium), color illustrations and photos,
and increased support for the literature/English
studies. A student completing the course as
outlined would earn three high school credits
– history, English (literature and composition),
and Bible. Obviously designed with the homeschool student/family in mind, the two volumes
(some 900 pgs total) that make up the curriculum text are very readable and interesting, with
carefully chosen illustrations. The text is written directly to the student with lessons clearly
laid out and easy to follow. Volume 1 covers
Columbus to Reconstruction; Volume 2, the
late 1800’s to the Present. These two volumes
plus a resource book – American Voices – are
included in the Curriculum Package. American
Voices (400+ pgs) is a collection of speeches,
poetry, and writings from original sources that
are used in the course. Literature and English
studies take a whole book approach and the
selections have been carefully chosen. The
author, Ray Notgrass, states clearly that the
perspective of faith influenced their selection
and that the goal was well-written redemptive
literature. Accordingly, some typical American
Lit reads are omitted. In addition to selections
from American Voices, the following books are
studied: The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the
Life of David Crockett, Narrative of the Life
of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom’s Cabin,
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Co. Aytch (Civil War diary of Sam Watkins),
Humorous Stories and Sketches, Up from
Slavery, In His Steps, Mama’s Bank Account,
Miracle in the Hills, To Kill a Mockingbird, and
The Giver.
There are 30 weekly units, each with five lessons. Each unit begins by listing the lessons
and memory verse(s) along with the books used
and suggested writing assignments (typically
2-3 assignments; each 1-2 pgs. long; student
chooses one) for each unit. Each fifth lesson
is a Bible/worldview lesson. The lessons each
include a related scripture reference and end
with an assignment checklist and the American
Voices assignments. Each unit includes a timeline of world events.
The Curriculum Package includes the two
hardcover text manuals (Parts 1 & 2) plus
American Voices, also a hardcover.
The Student Review Pack is optional and contains three pieces: The Student Review Book,
Quiz and Exam Book and Answer Key. The
Student Review Book features lesson review
questions, literature review questions, Bible
commentary and literary analysis. The set of
review questions from the text as well as the
American Voices assignments for each lesson
can be answered either orally or on paper.
The Bible commentary is to aid the student in
profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also
included in the student review book are literary
analysis segments and questions for each book
selection as well as some essays providing literary analysis support. The Quiz and Exam book
is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and periodic
(every five units) comprehensive exams for history, Bible and English. The Answer Key has
answers to all review and literary analysis questions, quizzes and exams.
This is an excellent, well-constructed course
with plenty of reading for the serious student
who wants to study both American history and
American literature from the perspective of
God’s Word and Sovereignty. ~ Janice
041609 Curriculum Package . . 99.95
041610Student Review Pack . 14.95
EXAMPKSet of both items above
059075 Part 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95
059076 Part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95
059077 Quiz & Exam Book . . . 6.95
008506Student Review Book . 7.95
059074 American Voices . . . . 29.95
Optional Writing Resources:
017085Elements of Style . . . . 9.95 7.50
035995Elegant Essay . . . . . . . . 49.00
013488 Format Writing . . . . .25.00 19.95
002920 Writing Skills 2 . . . . 16.00 12.50
Optional Map and Timeline Resources:
003136Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.9515.95
014496Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Collection CD-ROM . 26.9520.95
014583United States History Atlas ( . . . . . . . 10.959.95
006340U.S. History Map Activities
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Exploring World History (9-12)
Studying world history alongside world literature has always made sense to me. Evidently it
makes sense to the Notgrass family as well,
because they’ve developed a well-organized
curriculum that integrates these two subjects
and adds a solid Bible component. The result
is a three-credit [World History, English (world
literature and composition), and Bible in World
History] high school level course that is strong
in user-friendly features. Functioning either as
an independent study course or a discussionbased study, the written-to-the-student texts
allow for as much or as little involvement as
parents choose (or are able) to give. There is a
permeating emphasis on Bible and Christian history that provides a refreshing contrast to some
studies of world history where the Christian is
left with the impression that the Bible is not a
historical document and Christians are culturally irrelevant. The father/author, Ray Notgrass,
assures us that there is no denominational bias.
The thirty weekly units each provide five lessons and cover history from creation to the present in two full-color hardcover texts (about 450
pgs each). These are Part 1 – Creation through
the Middle Ages, and Part 2 – The Renaissance
to the Present. Concentrating one day a week
on spiritual applications, one lesson in each
unit is a Bible study, but sometimes an entire
unit focuses on a biblical time period (i.e. Unit
#5 God Chooses Israel). The units are organized with a consistent pattern that starts with
an introduction to the unit – a brief overview,
a list of books needed, the project choices,
and an introduction to the book(s) to be read.
Several types of lessons are incorporated into
the units – historical overviews, key events, key
Required Resources:
concepts, key people, surveys of daily life and
001220Scarlet Letter . . . . . . . 4.50 3.75 culture – in addition to the Bible study lesson
043684Narrative of the Life of mentioned previously. Each day the student is
David Crockett . . . . . . 14.9511.75 expected to complete the assignments from the
002079Narrative of the Life of highly-readable Text and In Their Words, read
Frederick Douglass . . . 3.002.50 a Bible passage, work on writing assignments
032330Uncle Tom’s Cabin . . . 5.50 4.75 or projects, complete literature assignments,
036962 Co. Aytch . . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50 and complete the optional Student Review. The
001505 Humorous Stories and “key” lessons seem a particularly effective way
Sketches (Mark Twain) 2.502.05 of compacting an in-depth historical under021502In His Steps . . . . . . . . 5.99 4.75 standing into a course that by its very nature (a
000520Up From Slavery . . . . 4.00 3.50 one-year study) must be somewhat superficial.
024999 Mama’s Bank Account 11.95 8.95 To get an idea of how this is accomplished, let’s
059059 Miracle in the Hills . . . 10.00 8.95 take a look at Unit #10 – Roman Civilization.
013819To Kill a Mockingbird 8.99 6.95 Unit lessons: (#46) The Rise and Fall of Rome;
003189Giver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 6.95 (#47) Key Person: Augustus Caesar; (#48) Key
Concept: Roman Law; (#49) Everyday Life in
EXPAMCReq. Resource Pack . . 96.37 70.00 Rome; and (#50) Bible Study: The Kingdom
Includes all the required reading resources
of God (contrasting with the Roman Empire).
for the curriculum.
Books used in this unit are the Bible, selections
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from In Their Words (more about this later), and
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Choices
for a unit project include an essay (choice of
why Rome achieved success or a news article
on the death of Julius Caesar), a short play (set in
ancient Rome), or creating a model of a Roman
structure. Included at some point within each
unit is a timeline (What Was Happening in the
World?). The author suggests that most students
will be able to successfully complete the course
work in three hours per day.
The Curriculum Package includes the two
text manuals plus In Their Words , a 370-page
(much expanded from the last edition) compilation of original documents, poetry, stories,
literature excerpts, and hymns from all over the
world. These selections are continually used as
reading assignments accompanying the lessons.
The collection is impressive and completely
indexed according to author, title, and subjects.
Illustrations are now a combination of full-color
and black and white. Additional reading assignments include Bible passages and twelve fulllength books: The Cat of Bubastes (G.A. Henty),
The Art of War (Sun Tzu), Julius Caesar (William
Shakespeare), The Imitation of Christ (Thomas a
Kempis), Here I Stand (Roland Bainton), Tale of
Two Cities (Charles Dickens), North and South
(Elizabeth Gaskell), The Hiding Place (Corrie ten
Boom), Animal Farm (George Orwell), Bridge
to the Sun (Gwen Terasaki), Cry, the Beloved
Country (Alan Paton), and The Abolition of Man
(C.S. Lewis).
Writing assignments are part of every lesson
and unit (although there are alternatives to
choose from). A short section on Writing Tips
and Writing a Research Paper provide the only
writing instruction. It’s assumed the student
has mastered basic writing skills (a reasonable
expectation for highschoolers) and is capable
of taking the various suggestions and producing completed writing projects. Mr. Notgrass
recommends Elements of Style and Writer's Inc.
(Research section) for students needing addtional support. With timely feedback/critique from
parents, these writing assignments will provide
a wealth of writing practice.
There are two optional parts of this world
history/literature program. The Student Review
is combination review/discussion questions,
Bible commentary, and resource material for
the literature studies. The set of review questions from the text as well as the In Their Words
assignments for each lesson can be answered
either orally or on paper. The Bible commentary
is to aid the student in profiting from the Bible
reading and study. Also included in the student
review book are literary analysis segments and
questions for each book selection. The Quiz
and Exam book is just that - quizzes (for each
unit) and exams (for five units). The Answer
Key has answers to the review questions, quizzes, exams, and literary analysis questions. All
three of these items are included in the Student
Review Pack.
Carving out an interesting niche among history
and literature curricula, this course has much to
offer. While not as demanding as the Omnibus
courses, Exploring World History is academically strong, extremely biblically-centered, and
very doable. Literature selections are wellchosen and interestingly integrated, and this
edition’s inclusion of literary analysis makes the
literature portion stronger than ever. In short,
this would be an excellent choice for any family
wanting a solid, integrated, and engaging history, literature, and Bible curriculum. ~ Janice
037744 Curriculum Package . . 99.95
037745Student Review Pack . 14.95
EXWHPKPackage w/Review, Quiz/Exam, and Answer Key . . . . . 114.90
Includes the Curriculum Package as well as
the Student Review, Quiz/Exam Book, and
the Answer Key.
033083 Part 1 (2014 Edition) . . 39.95
033089 Part 2 (2014 Edition) . . 39.95
059078 Quiz/Exam Bk (2014) . . 6.95
037255In Their Words . . . . . . . 29.95
EXPWLDRequired Resource Package
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116.29 83.00
Required Resources
017579 Cat of Bubastes . . . . . 7.95 6.75
025221Art of War . . . . . . . . . 4.95 4.25
005953 Julius Caesar . . . . . . . 2.50 2.05
026225Imitation of Christ . . . 4.00 3.50
043436 Here I Stand: Life of
Martin Luther . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
034935Tale of Two Cities . . . 5.00 4.25
025224North and South . . . . 7.95 6.75
011984 Hiding Place . . . . . . . 7.99 5.95
016003Animal Farm . . . . . . . 9.99 7.50
025243 Bridge to the Sun . . . . . 14.99
027702 Cry Beloved Country . 16.99 11.50
043502Abolition of Man . . . 13.99 9.00
Optional Writing Resources:
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035875 Writer's Inc. . . . . . . 39.80 26.75
Exploring Government (11-12)
Like the other Notgrass high school courses,
Exploring Government is a well-constructed
course with a strong underlying biblical and
Christian worldview. Written with the threefold purpose of educating, inspiring, and (sometimes) warning, there is an emphasis on the biblical basis for government and on understanding
the U.S. Constitution. The one semester (1/2
credit) course of 75 lessons is organized into
four Parts divided into 15 (weekly) Units. Part 1
provides background information to the formation of American government – the history and
development of the idea of government - as
well as the aforementioned biblical basis along
with a look at the U.S. from the standpoint of
being an exercise in government formation.
Part 2 examines the U.S. Constitution, the three
branches of American government, and the constitutional amendments. Part 3 covers state and
local governments along with taxes and budget.
Part 4 takes a look at the issues currently facing our government. Each Unit includes an
Introduction Page which gives a brief overview
of the Unit, lists the lessons for the Unit, and
gives a suggestion for an activity – usually writing ideas.
The Curriculum Package includes the Student
Text and a collection of historical documents,
essays, & speeches called We Hold These
Truths (217 pgs, pb). The 387-page, paperback Student Text provides 2-4 pgs of highly
readable, succinctly written text for each lesson
along with any additional assigned readings
from WHTT.
Illustrating graphics are wellchosen but not excessive and (disappointingly)
black and white although I’m sure this helps
to keep the course affordable. As the course
progresses the student is continually encouraged
to examine the difference between government
and politics as well as between what is and
what should be. An interesting collection of
documents, the WHTT book contains a good
selection of “founding fathers” material – the
Declaration of Independence, the Articles of
Confederation, the Constitution, and others
from this time period – as you would expect.
There are also some interesting documents
highlighting the development of American governmental philosophy (i.e. Magna Carta, etc.)
and some key constitutional issues (separation
of church and state). There is another collection of recent documents on contemporary
issues (the Ten Commandments controversy)
but relatively little from the 19th and early 20th
century. This is probably due to the fact that
many of those documents were included in
Exploring America, the author’s U.S. History
and Literature course. The Quiz and Exam pack
which is optional includes both an exam book
and an answer key. For each Unit there are sets
of lesson review questions and quizzes. There
are three comprehensive exams – one for each
five Units). The answer key is exactly that –
answers to the review questions, the quizzes,
and the exams. In general this is a well-done
course providing a solid overview of government with a readable text. I could wish the
review questions and quizzes relied just a little
more on critical thinking and less on information recap. However, the writing assignments
are thought provoking and essay-writing is an
excellent way to develop critical thinking skills.
The author suggests that students can expect to
spend about an hour per day on reading and
questions. For the teacher/parent there’s little
that must be done except grading but both parents and students will undoubtedly profit from
related discussions. ~ Janice
045081 Curriculum Package . . 49.95
045082 Quiz and Exam Pack . . 7.95
EXGVPK Package w/ Quiz & Exam Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.90
Includes the Exploring Government
Curriculum Package as well as the Quiz
and Exam Book.
Exploring Economics (11-12)
Like the other homeschool-friendly curricula
published by the Notgrass family, Exploring
Economics provides careful integration of biblical study and worldview with broad-based
coverage of the topic – this time, economics.
Not a study of business or personal finance,
this course fulfills the standards of the National
Council of Economic Education and is designed
to provide thorough coverage of the basics
of economics. In addition to an overview of
economic terms and concepts, a survey of the
economic history of the U.S., comprehensive
coverage of economic ideas, and economic
issues that confront America today, there are
two units that examine God’s economics including a survey of economic ideas in church history
and the economic issues that Christians face
today. While the course has the stated goal of
providing an understanding of what economics
is and what it will mean to the student as an
adult, it approaches the subject from a perspective of faith in God and a reliance on the Bible
as God’s infallible Word to man. While looking
at both classic economic definitions as well as
changing economic realities, the author obviously holds to a capitalist free-market system.
As in the other Notgrass courses, the
Curriculum Package includes the Student Text
and a “Reader” – The Stewardship of God’s
Riches. The Student Text, which is very readable and understandable (an accomplishment
when the subject is economics), includes 75
daily lessons (typically 4-5 pages each) divided
into 15 units. Each reading segment is followed
by daily assignments that rotate between selections from the Reader, “Econ Labs,” writing
assignments, and/or the discussion questions
and quizzes from the optional Quiz and Exam
book. The Stewardship of God’s Riches is a collection of documents, speeches, and essays that
will help the student understand the practical
implications of economics. Selections include
excerpts from Adam Smith, Walter Williams,
Russell Kirk, George W. Bush, and less familiar
figures. Econ Labs are a variety of activities
designed to help the student apply what he is
learning to real-life situations. For instance,
talking to someone in business about supply and
demand or researching the “economic indicators” described in a lesson. Writing assignments
are given weekly and include essays (the three
most important changes in the American economy in the last 100 years) or summaries (of a family who has been hurt by a recession). The Quiz
and Exam book are considered optional. The
Student text includes a set of 10 questions for
each lesson, a Quiz for each unit, and an Exam
for every five units. Packaged with the Q & E
book is an answer key providing all answers for
the questions, quizzes, and exams. Discussions
for the Econ Labs or writing assignments are not
provided but would be helpful in some instances. Questions, Quizzes, and Exams all tend
toward reiterating textual information, while the
Econ Labs and writing assignments tend toward
analytical and evaluative activities.
The course is intended as a semester course.
This would be typical for high school economics and the number of units/lessons implies this.
Although not overly intense, there is plenty of
work here and the conscientious student will
acquire a good, solid foundation not only of
economic theory and practice, but also of relevant biblical principles. ~ Janice
016428 Curriculum Package . . 49.95
016491 Quiz and Exam . . . . . 7.95
EXECPK Package & Quiz/Exam Bk
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Take a Stand! History (6-12)
It’s history – and beyond! Starting where most
courses leave off (with the data), Take a Stand!
uses the Socratic method (question and answer
dialogue) to teach students how to start with one
of the many debatable questions from history,
gather information/data, analyze it, think about it
critically, formulate an opinion, and be prepared
and skilled at stating and defending it coherently. If the goals seem lofty and the method
unfamiliar and scary, don’t panic - it’s OK! The
author has given both teachers and students an
excellent step-by-step process taught through
some very user-friendly manuals and a set of
method instruction DVDs. This is one of those
series that makes me want the opportunity for a
homeschool “do-over.”
Designed as a teacher/student interactive
course with a classical bent, this course would
work well in a multi-age family environment or
in a co-op setting. There is a straight-forward
aspect to the skills progressions - a step-by-step
process for the student, grading/evaluating helps
for the teacher, and thought-provoking essay
questions that create a learning atmosphere
that will encourage and empower the student.
Challenged a little at a time, learning to accomplish each step in an intricate process of analysis
allows the student to both explore his own
perspective and to experiment with effective
communication. As the author says, “creating a
perspective with independent critical thinking is
a lifelong skill.” Somewhere along the way, history becomes relevant.
The courses are organized around weekly lessons. These amount to about an hour of class
instruction/interactive time (a weekly meeting)
followed by the student’s independent research
and writing. The author assumes the parent/
teacher is unskilled in the Socratic method,
and the first lessons in each course provide
an effective presentation (or review), leading
both teacher and student through the “Essential
Tools of the Historian” - distinguishing fact from
opinion, forming good judgment, supporting
evidence, primary or secondary source analysis,
using quotes, and paraphrasing. Teacher prep
needed for the Socratic dialogue is minimal as
the author provides specific, period-related,
open-ended questions. Likewise, detailed lesson
plans include systematic writing instruction.
Course components include a 32-week curriculum guide (for the teacher), student manual,
and teacher’s key. A required resource for each
course is the Teaching Socratic Discussion DVD
set and manual (a one time purchase). Individual
courses also require specific textual resources
including original source documents which are
available at the publisher’s website ( You could also use the student
manual and teacher key alongside an excellent
spine such as the BJU history texts, Susan Wise
Bauer’s texts for older students (History of the
Ancient World, History of the Medieval World),
Carson’s Basic History of the United States, or
the amazing abundance of material available
on the internet. The goal of the courses is to
provide students with the skills and tools they
need to think critically about history, to analyze
historical documents, to formulate opinions and,
most importantly, to be prepared to support and
defend those opinions. Both the student and the
parent/teacher/writing mentor are given the tools
needed for this strategic development.
The Take a Stand! scope and sequence is a
six-year progression with each course providing a year’s work. Ideally, a student would start
with Ancient Civilizations in 6th or 7th grade
and move sequentially through the series, but
I like the potential for family flexibility. You
could cover the same course with 2-3 multi-age
students, participating in the same discussions
but receiving different essay requirements. [The
author suggests building to three paragraph
essays for 6th graders, five paragraph essays
for 7th graders, and three to five page essays
for high school students. The key word here is
“build,” and each step along the way becomes
a useful assignment in its own right.] However,
the flexibility extends beyond the obvious. You
could also use the student manuals and teacher
editions as a rhetoric (speaking and writing) supplement to either middle school or high school
history courses using your favorite history text as
your “spine.” Finally, the courses could be used
singly as a time period study with an emphasis
on writing. For the record, a well-motivated
student could glean much from working through
the student book on his own (you would still
want the teacher’s edition) and using the curriculum guide and DVD series; however, learning will be greatly enhanced by even minimal
teacher input.
This seems a good time to mention the
Classical Historian Games. There are Go Fish
and Memory games for ancient, medieval and
American history. Their use is suggested in
the curriculum guides as enrichment, but they
are also the focus for grammar (in the classical
sense, i.e. grades 1-5) students. They provide
key information on historical people and events
and the game format encourages optimal memory retention.
The spiral-bound Curriculum Guide provides
the 32 weekly lessons. As mentioned earlier, the
beginning lessons of each course incorporate
material from the Socratic Discussion in History
DVDs. This serves either as initial instruction or
as review of the methodology. These lessons,
interwoven with historical content and writing
lessons, follow a pattern: review and essay reading, Socratic discussion, writing instruction and
assignments. Readings from required resources
are assigned with occasional additional source
material provided in the guide. An answer key
for the student book assignments is included.
[This a duplicate of the answer key provided
in the teacher’s edition, but I think most will
want both publications as the TE also includes
detailed helps for grading the essays which is not
a part of the guide.]
The Student Book provides a fill-in-the-blank
guide through the social studies literacy analysis
skill-building of these courses. The essay questions each provide a small amount of background
information, suggestions for terms the student
will need to research and know, pre-writing
activities that include taking notes, analysis of
a particular aspect of the question and suggestions/questions for class discussion and reflection
afterwards. The lessons in the social studies literacy section include lessons on determining fact
or opinion, assessing good or poor judgments,
looking at supporting evidence, analyzing primary and secondary sources, using quotes,
paraphrasing, constructing a thesis statement and
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conclusion, and constructing outlines and rough
drafts for one, three, and five paragraph essays as
well as topic and closer sentences. Lastly, there
is coverage of revising, documenting sources
in the text and works cited as well as typing
guidelines and cover pages. A follow-up section
covers skills needed specifically for multi-page
essays such as thesis statements, counterarguments, analyzing primary sources, cause/effect,
compare/contrast, and preparing outlines and
rough drafts. Graphic organizers and a question
format are used throughout. Grading rubrics are
provided for one- and five-paragraph essays as
well as for multi-page research essays. About
90 pages.
The Teacher’s Edition is a combination answer
key and primer on social studies literacy skills.
The bulk of this little manual is an exact replica
of the student book with an important difference – answers! However, the real value in this
manual is the teacher’s introductory information. There’s so much here! Starting with a brief
introduction to the nature of the Take a Stand!
courses, the “how to use” portion takes the
teacher/writing mentor step-by-step through the
process. Included is how to schedule the lessons
and an explanation of each step in the process,
plus a wonderful section on grading the essays
along with suggestions for making this easy on
yourself. (Hint: you don’t have to grade the
whole essay with every assignment; sometimes
you can grade just the thesis statement or the
evidence used or the conclusion.) The author
provides an “explained” grading rubric (i.e. what
does a score of “4” mean) as well as the different categories that should be graded (i.e. thesis,
evidence used, evidence explained, conclusion,
and pre-writing activities). Since it helps to have
examples when you’re just learning how to
grade certain types of essays/papers, the author
kindly provides multiple samples along with
grading notes for each. He also provides examples of one-, three-, and five-paragraph essays. A
nice plus is that although the general information
in each of the TEs is similar, the author has fully
adapted each to the specific course, including
the sample essays. As mentioned earlier, the
bulk of each TE is a replica of the student’s book.
Answers, when usable, are provided – and often
can serve as talking points for discussion. 30
pgs, stapled.
The Socratic Discussion in History is a twoDVD set (also includes a third bonus DVD featuring an extended introduction) plus a 77-page
“training manual” that provides teachers and
students with a step-by-step explanation of how
to teach the Socratic discussion in history as well
as examples of specific Socratic discussions.
Lessons from these DVDs are incorporated into
every Take a Stand! course and provide the
teacher and student with important historical
thinking, discussion, and writing tools.
The goal of the courses is to provide students
with the skills and tools they need to think
critically about history, to analyze historical
documents, to formulate opinions and, most
importantly, to be prepared to support and
defend those opinions. Both the student and
the parent/teacher/writing mentor are given the
tools needed for this strategic development.
I’m sure we will get questions as to whether or
not this series has “sectarian content.” No, it
doesn’t, but neither is it heavily biased in other
directions. The emphasis of these materials is to
equip students to think critically and to analyze
and evaluate historical data and primary source
documents. Accordingly, the impact of various
religions on historical events and personalities is
considered. ~ Janice
Ancient Civilizations (6-8)
Essay questions on Early Human Civilizations;
Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush; Ancient
Hebrews; Judaism; Ancient Greece; Greek
Literature; Ancient India; Hinduism and
Buddhism; Ancient China; Confucianism;
Roman Republic; Christianity.
013930 32-Week Guide . . . . 24.99 22.95
054066Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95
054068Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75
054067Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95
Required Resources:
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95
026753 World History Detective 34.99
Medieval Civilizations (6-8)
Essay questions on Fall of the Roman
Empire, Islamic Civilization, Medieval
China, Medieval Africa, Medieval Japan,
Medieval Europe, Civilizations of the
Americas, Renaissance, Reformation,
Scientific Revolution, Age of Exploration.
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054070Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95
054072Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75
054071Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95
Required Resources:
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95
026753 World History Detective 34.99
Modern World History (9-12)
Essay questions on Western Political Thought;
Age of Revolution; Age of Napoleon;
Industrial Revolution; Age of Imperialism;
Causes of World War I; Effects of World
War I; Rise of Totalitarianism; World War
II – Causes of Appeasement; Cold War
in Europe, 1945-1960; Cold War in Asia,
Africa, and Latin America, 1945-1980.
013943 32-Week Guide . . . . 24.99 22.95
054076Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95
054078Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75
054077Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95
Required Resources:
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95
Western Experience 8th Ed. (OOP)
American History – Revolution – 1914 (6-8)
Essay questions on American Revolution;
Declaration of Independence; Effects on
France; U.S. Constitution; Founding the
Republic; U.S. as a Young Nation; Westward
Expansion; Civil War, Causes; Civil War,
Compare and Contrast; Reconstruction;
Immigration; Industrialization; World Power.
013892 32-Week Guide . . . . 24.99 22.95
054063Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95
054065Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75
054064Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95
Required Resources:
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95 Studies in World History (7-9)
Aptly named, this new three-volume series
003730 History of the United States and its People . . . . . 24.9516.50 by Dr. James Stobaugh provides world history courses for junior high students. It has
050699 Patriot’s History Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00 12.50 a slightly different flavor than the traditional
history courses from Christian publishers you
might be most familiar with. These studies are
Modern American History (6-8)
a combination of first person reports, event
Essay questions on How the United States
“snapshots,” worldview analysis, impact studies
Became a World Power, Immigration,
and the author’s personal essays. In short, they
Role of Religion in American Life, U.S.
provide history for the inquiring middle school
Imperialism, Civil Liberties in the 1920s,
mind in search of logical connections. Coupled
Great Depression, New Deal, World War
with user friendliness, these courses can be both
II in the Pacific, Cold War in the United
independent studies as well as teacher-student
States, Civil Rights Movement, Nixon and
Watergate, Technology as a Cause for
The scope of the series is global with the rise
013936 32-Week Guide . . . . 24.99 22.95 and fall of various civilizations being the focal
054073Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95 coverage. However, the author will often pause
054075Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75 to trace the development of an institution (i.e.
054074Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95 slavery), an impactful item (i.e. history of the
English Bible) or a philosophical concept (i.e.
modernism). As primary sources become more
Required Resources:
plentiful, they are incorporated into the textual
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95 information. A biblical and Christian worldview
permeates the series.
031217 Patriot’s History of the The Student Book is the textual “heart” of the
United States . . . . . . 25.0017.50
course and is written directly to the student.
050699 Patriot’s History Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00 12.50 Containing 34 chapters (i.e. weeks of lessons),
each with five lessons, there is a consistent format for each chapter. Preliminary information
American Democracy and Economics (9-12)
includes First Thoughts (perspective and conEssay questions on Western Political Thought
text), Learning Objectives (these show up later
and American Government, Declaration
as discussion questions), and Concepts (notable
of Independence, American Democracy,
people, places, and events). Five daily lessons
Founding Ideas, Role of Religion in American
follow covering history, geography, economics,
Education, U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court
government, and religion. These general study
and Chief Justice Marshall, Free Market or
categories are consistently covered but not necPlanned Economy, Globalization and Illegal
essarily in every chapter. A single Discussion
Immigration, News Media and American
Question concludes each lesson and, frankly,
Political Life, Totalitarianism and the United
these will involve the student in higher order
States, American Electoral Process.
013888 32-Week Guide . . . . 24.99 22.95 thinking skills – analysis, synthesis, compari054060Student Book . . . . . . 18.99 17.95 sons, etc. Sometimes a lesson will include the
054062Teacher Key . . . . . . . . 6.00 5.75 author’s personal commentary as in the last les054061Student & Teacher . . 24.99 22.95 son in the series on the Age of Augustine (Vol.
1, Chapter 15). Lesson 1 is on Young Augustine;
Lesson 2, Augustine’s Conversion; Lesson 3, his
Required Resources:
life as a pastor, Lesson 4, new heresies. The
013952Teaching Socratic Discussion DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . 79.9972.95 chapter concludes with a personal essay lesson
comparing Augustine’s political situation (i.e.
031217 Patriot’s History of the United States . . . . . . 25.0017.50 fall of Rome) to Elijah’s story (I Kings 18-19)
to our situation today. Illustrations are plentiful
050699 Patriot’s History Reader
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00 12.50 (and black and white) in the Student Book and
include artwork, artifacts, historical locations,
018701 Lessons for the Young Economist . . . . . . . . 22.0021.75 maps, portraits, and photos.
First and foremost, the Teacher Guide is an
Guide for Learning and Teaching the
answer key, although it also includes a very
Declaration of Independence and the
useful daily calendar that lists the daily and
U.S. Constitution
weekly assignments. Besides talking points for
each of the daily lesson Discussion Questions,
Ancient History Games
016904Go Fish . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 10.75 the Answer Key also provides answers for
016909Memory . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.50 objective questions and talking points for the
short essays that are an option for the weekly
chapter exam. Those chapter exams are also in
Medieval History Games
016915Go Fish . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 10.75 this book – reproducible for families and small
016918Memory . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.50 classrooms – and have two parts (or options
as they are called). One is a matching activity
involving the Concepts from each chapter. The
American History Games
016902Go Fish . . . . . . . . . . 11.99 10.75 other is a question requiring an analytical short
016903Memory . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.50 essay answer. The discussion questions for each
lesson are available as worksheets. These can
054069 History Flash Cards . . 9.99 9.50
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be covered as oral discussion or as written short
essays. It startled me a bit when I first saw these
worksheets. Each is a question accompanied
with identifying information (i.e. volume, chapter, lesson) situated on an otherwise blank sheet
of paper. The obvious intent is for the page to
be reproduced and the student to provide the
answer and place into a binder. It would also
be possible for the student to complete their
work directly in the Teacher Guide as all answer
keys are in the back and could be removed
completely if desired. The Teacher Guide is
three-hole punched.
Volume 1 covers Creation Through the Age
of Discovery (4004 BC to 1500 AD). Volume
2 - The New World to the Modern Age (1500
AD to 1900 AD). Volume 3 - The Modern Age
to Present (1900 AD to Present).
The series will appeal most to families who
want a strongly academic, Christian world history that incorporates both worldview and higher
order thinking skills. The series could be completed with the student working independently,
although any history/worldview course will be
richer with meaningful discussion. ~ Janice
EACH STUDENT BOOK . . . . 29.99 21.75
EACH TEACHER BOOK . . . . 24.99 17.75
Volume 1 033032
Volume 2 033052
Volume 3 033054
James Stobaugh’s High School History (9-12)
For years, James Stobaugh has written homeschool curriculum, focusing primarily on the
study of literature from a Christian perspective
and SAT test preparation. Mr. Stobaugh has now
turned his attention to history. These courses
focus on general themes in a given time period
and require the student to use his research, analysis, discussion and essay writing skills rather
than his memorization skills. Another feature of
the courses is good incorporation and discussion of Christian beliefs and ethics (particularly
evident in the World History course) compared
to the prevailing philosophy of the people group
and time period.
Each course has a student book and a teacher
book and is divided into 34 chapters. Each
chapter contains 8-15 pages in the student
book, including black & white photos and
illustrations, and is divided into 4 lessons. The
text reads more like Mr. Stobaugh is telling the
reader a story. Because of the good readability
and short chapters, the course seems at first
glance to be more suited for junior high students. However, Mr. Stobaugh presumes that
the student will be doing outside research, not
just reading the assigned pages. Daily assignments are purposely left open-ended; the student should have the time to pursue the research
wherever it leads.
As an example, Chapter 9 of the American
History course covers the years from 1800 to
1820 in 8 pages of text. The first page con-
tains a brief overview of the era, and learning objectives for the chapter. The four lessons are “A Peaceful Revolution”, “An Era of
Good Feelings”, “History Maker: John Quincy
Adams”, and “Historical Debate: National
Period”. Assignments for each lesson are one
to five research/essay questions.
This philosophy carries over into the chapter
tests. While there are some single-answer questions, the majority of the points given on the test
are for answers to essay questions.
Where possible, the Teacher Guide contains
answers to the lesson assignments and chapter
tests. On many essay questions, the Guide gives
information which may or should be included
in the student’s essay. However, some questions
are opinion questions; the teacher must gauge
whether the student has adequately supported
his answer with facts and reasons.
To use this course successfully would require
a motivated student who enjoys researching
topics on his own. This is not a history book
full of times, places and dates, but rather a
framework from which to build a knowledge of
history. ~ Bob
American History:
051251Student . . . . . . . . . 29.99 21.75
051252Teacher . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.75
057850Package . . . . . . . . . 49.98 36.75
British History:
051253Student . . . . . . . . . 24.99
051254Teacher . . . . . . . . . 19.99
057853Package . . . . . . . . . 44.98
World History:
051257Student . . . . . . . . . 24.99
051258Teacher . . . . . . . . . 14.99
057872Package . . . . . . . . . 44.98
051256All 6 Books above . 139.94
Courses - General
Around the World in 180 Days 2nd Ed. (K-12)
A clever spin on the title of the classic book
Around the World in 80 Days, this multilevel
course does allow you to cover a lot of ground.
Geography, history, religion, culture and current events are covered for all grade levels on a
continent-by-continent basis. The two-volume
set includes the Teacher's Guide and a Student
Workbook, both softcover with similar format.
The student must do research to find the answers
to various questions. The author suggests books
and textbooks to use for research, and important
people to find out about. Answers to the questions are recorded on the worksheets, (which
are perforated and can be removed to place
in a binder). Other interesting and pertinent
information can be placed in the binder as
well. Thankfully, answers to the questions are
included in the study guide.
The order of study is not the typical Northern
Africa - Eastern Asia - Europe - North America
sequence that you normally find elsewhere.
Suggested study time to cover the guide in a
one-year period would be as follows: Africa,
6 weeks; Australia, 3-4 weeks; Antarctica, 2
weeks; South America, 5-6 weeks; Asia, 6-7
weeks; Europe, 6-7 weeks; North America,
4-5 weeks. Each unit begins with geography
questions and terms to research, and continues
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to map work; outlining the continent, drawing major physical features (rivers, mountains,
deserts, lakes, etc.), and marking countries and
cities. In addition to answering questions about
history, religion, culture and current events,
students are also given writing and speaking
assignments. To make the product useful for
a wide grade range, questions which are too
difficult for younger students are marked UE
for upper elementary, JH for junior high, or
HS for high school. Although the study as a
whole is designed for all grades, the workbook
is geared for students in 4th-5th grade and up.
Suggestions for teaching grades K-4 are included
in the Teacher's Guide. Obviously, any attempt
to cover geography and history on seven continents from Creation through modern times in
one year for all grade levels with a 180-page
study guide will only scratch the surface. This
study will give a good overview of world geography, hit highlights of world history, and give
some basic insights into various cultures. Use it
as a framework to build in whatever direction
you choose.
ATWSETTchr & Workbook . 55.00 37.95
048337Teacher Guide only 25.00 20.95
002216 Workbook only . . . 30.00 21.50
Child’s History of the World (4-AD)
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 nevertheless
significant because they can be understood by a
child. The subjects are covered in chronological
order, from the beginning of the world through
the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a
linear view of world history that allows details
to be filled in later. The hardcover text is 440
pages in length, and is written to pique interest
by asking questions throughout the text. Black
and white illustrations are interspersed with the
textual information to enhance the content. This
book is a resource for the History Odyssey level
1 courses, and is written from a different perspective. Although references are made to God
and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how
things started and cave men. His suggestion that
the earth began as a spark that was thrown from
the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the
earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5
is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not
interested in his version of how the earth began
you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss
anything of historical value.
The text by V.M. Hillyer has been a wellknown history option in the homeschool arena
for many years, leaving people wanting more
to round out the text. The Calvert School has
written a lesson manual and student workbook
to supplement, reinforce and teach alongside
this wonderful text. The spiral-bound Student
Workbook is well written, easy to use and easy
to follow along. It is divided into 3 sections
– Chapter outlines which are fill-in-the-blank
outlines and are to be filled in from information
found in the text; Timeline pages which range
from 3400BC to 2000AD and are filled in with
major events, and one page with 17 icons to cut
out and place on your timeline; 109 Enrichment
activities that correspond to the lessons and may
include letter scrambles, crossword puzzles,
word searches, sequencing, games, cut & paste
activities, and recipes. Students will make things
like a papier-mache globe, bread, a cubit stick,
and solve secret codes. The spiral-bound Lesson
Manual contains 158 lessons that all follow the
same format – Materials list; Student checklist of what to do for that lesson; Objectives;
Introduction which includes questions and tips
to pique interest in the topic; Enrichment activities which are optional and written directly to
the student; and sometimes a ‘looking forward’
section that gives advance notice of what is
needed for the next lesson. Best of all, these
lessons are written specifically for the home
teacher, so they make sense in a home setting.
Please note that the Lesson Manual is only available in sets. The Child’s History of the World
Complete Course includes the text, Student
Workbook, and Lesson Manual. If you already
own the text, but would like just the new ancillary materials, they can be purchased as a set.
Because Calvert School doesn’t give permission
for copying, individual workbooks are available
for additional students. We give the new additions two thumbs up! ~ Donna
010821Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.00
054770 Complete Course . . . . 73.00
054771 Lesson Manual & Wkbk 53.00
054772 Workbook only . . . . . 35.00
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
040662 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
Streams of History Series (4-6)
This series, originally published in 1902, follows the development of Western Civilization
from ancient times. The intent is to show how
history flows and how events trickle down to
effect the future. From a Christian perspective,
the books highlight the contributions of each
culture and show how each era and civilization built upon the next to develop the Western
culture we see in the US today (or at least, in
1902). There are no pictures and little trivia, just
the basic info about the time period covered,
with commentary on the consequences. Written
by Ellwood W. Kemp and edited by Lisa M.
Ripperton, pb. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Short Lessons in World History (7-12)
046795Ancient Greece
It’s difficult (ambitious, even) to cover world
046796Ancient Rome
history in a year. A lot of information gets left
World History Made Simple: Matching History out. Just the same, it’s good to have a framework to work from, even if you intend to “flesh
with the Bible (5-AD)
If you’re a Christian homeschooler, you’ve it out.” Written at a 5th grade level (making it
probably struggled at one time or another usable at a lower age than listed above), this
with presenting a biblical sequence of history course would be an ideal self-study overview of
to your children. It’s often easy to just skip world history for any student, or it would proover the evolutionary content that prefaces vide short summaries of period history that you
most world history books, but it’s not so easy elaborate on using supplementary materials. It
to estimate biblical dates for early historical is a unique book in that it is broken down into
events to make them fit into a biblically-based “bite-sized” chunks to be completed daily, each
history. Fortunately for us, Ruth Beechick has followed by a short comprehension exercise.
also struggled with this issue, and this book is These include fill-ins, multiple choice, puzzles,
the result of her extensive studies. It is intended and map questions. Scattered throughout the
to provide what she sees as “the best and most material are 12 mini-biographies of major fig906
ures in World History - notables like Winston
Churchill, Florence Nightingale, Charlemagne,
etc. While from a secular publisher, I found
no evolutionary content, the first civilization
in Sumer begins “nearly 6,000 years ago,”
and there are several references to the Bible.
While certainly not comprehensive, the text is
interesting, easy to understand, and inexpensive. Visuals are not glitzy, text is two-colored,
and many consist of clip-art type graphics.
However, maps are extremely clear. A glossary
and answer key are provided in the text. Text
is reproducible. This text would be helpful to
acquire a “big picture” view of world history.
005916 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.00 20.95
Story of Mankind (Updated Ed.) (7-12)
Hendrik Willem van Loon’s masterpiece of
world history for young adults, winner of the first
Newberry award, has remained an enjoyable
way to introduce world history. Even though the
original author died in 1944 – before the end
of World War II – a succession of authors has
provided updated chapters to ensure the book
stays current and a viable option. This latest
updating includes chapters by Robert Sullivan
that take the story from the end of the millennium (the extent of the previous update) through
an evaluation of our current (copyright, 2014)
forms of communication – Chapter 90, Friends
– The Ways in Which We Changed How We
Communicate with Each Other. Recognizing
the appeal of the original, the previous updaters
(Edward Prehn, Paul Sears and Edwin Broome
in 1972; John Merriman in 1984 and 1999;
with added illustrations by Adam Simon) and
now the current updater have all maintained
the same engaging conversational tone. An animated chronology (from 500,000 B.C. to A.D.
2000) and a complete index of people, places,
and things mentioned in the book are provided
in the back. 765 pgs. pb ~ Janice
017396 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 14.25
Streams of Civilization (9-12)
World History is presented from a Christian
perspective in this 2-volume set from Christian
Liberty Press. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview from Creation through about
1620. Volume 2 takes us from there to the
present. In addition to the text, the book
includes ample illustrations and maps, as well
as review questions, vocabulary drills, even
interesting projects. Volume 1 has been revised
and expanded with many more full-color graphics and maps. Volume 2, in addition to more
challenging reading, increases the emphasis on
church history in relation to secular history. It
offers no apologies for the strong conservative
opinions expressed. Teacher guide for Vol. 1
contains some teaching helps in addition to
answers; Vol. 2 guide is only an answer key.
021084 Vol. 1 (3rd Ed.) . . . 35.95 25.95
005939 Vol. 1 Tchr Gd (3E) 10.75
005941 Vol. 1 Test & Key (3E) 5.25
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005949 Vol. 2 Text Ans. Key . 7.50
005950 Vol. 2 Test & Key . . . 5.25
006733 Historical Timeline 22.25 16.25
Designed to be used alongside Streams of
Civilization, this ready-made timeline would
be a helpful addition to any world history
text. Timeline spans 750 B.C.-2000 A.D.
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History of the World (6th Ed.) (9-AD)
Used as a resource for the upper levels of
the History Odyssey program, this book from
a secular publisher presents a truly global
and comprehensive world history tracing the
development of different civilizations through
the ages from what is known as “pre-history”
through the entrance into the twenty-first century. And all in a mere 1225 pages (hb)! Highly
readable, interspersed with historical maps, this
newly revised work provides a great narrative of
the human species. ~ Janice
041925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 32.95
Courses & Unit Studies - By Period or Topic
History Portfolios (K-AD)
There are so many
unit studies and curriculums that culminate in the creation
of a dedicated notebook which contains all of the work
and information the
child has learned about the topic. If you are
looking for something better adapted to this
process than the ol’ binder and notebook paper
combo, you will definitely want to check out
the History Portfolios. Based on the same concept as a blank timeline, this series offers you
actual history portfolios which hold many blank
maps, spaces, and lined paragraphs for you to
fill out for each time period. The books are
divided chronologically over four time periods
that align well with classically-based programs:
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern
History. For example, the medieval book provides separate sections for the Christians, the
West Roman Empire, the Celtic Tribes, the
Germanic Tribes, the Building of Kingdoms
(Frankish, England, France, and Germany),
the East Roman Empire/Byzantium, and the
World. Each section contains blank maps and
empty spaces for copywork, drawings, reports,
narrations, lists and more. A detailed table of
contents at the beginning shows you what features are included for each time period, making
it easier to plan with your history program (you
may want to note that the appendix material
and resource suggestions previously found in
the History Portfolios are now found in the
Teacher Guides for each time period). The end
of the book provides a unique timeline, which
is intended to be taken out of the book, attached
sheet-to-sheet, and used to record events and
important people that are studied. This series
provides a worthy foundation for personalized,
thorough history portfolios.
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 spiralbound Teacher's Guide provides detailed suggestions for each and every image and text
box in its corresponding Portfolio. Appendix
and resource material (previously found in the
Classic Portfolios) is now also included in the
Teacher's Guides. Even though the Portfolios
provide general suggestions, these Teacher’s
Guides eliminate the need to preplan every
page. 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. Please note
that Teacher’s Guides are only needed for these
“Classic” portfolios; if you are using a Junior
History Portfolio for the younger set, you will
not need a separate Teacher’s Guide.
While the “Classic” History Portfolios are
intended for 3rd grade and up, Junior Portfolios
offer even younger children the opportunity to
complete their own portfolios, too. 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.
Both Junior and “classic” History Portfolios are
now bound in 3-ring binders for extra flexibility.
Full-color reference Map Sets are also available to help students complete the mapping
activities in their portfolios. These provide the
ultimate in convenience and eliminate the need
to search through atlases or the internet for just
the right reference map. These maps directly
correlate with the black-and-white maps in the
portfolios, and they are not consumable, so only
one set is needed per family.
While we sell the pieces separately, the History
Portfolio’s creator has also made some kits
available, which contain everything you could
want for a full-fledged history notebooking
experience. Classic kits and Junior Kits are
now availble for all time periods. Kits include
portfolio, map set, colored pencils, and ten
sheets of 65 lb. multicolored card stock paper.
Classic kits also include the Teacher’s Guide. –
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004117 Ancient
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EACH CLASSIC KIT (except) . 67.95 52.95
027990Modern . . . . . . . . . 70.95 54.95
EACH JR PORTFOLIO (K-3) . 32.95 25.95
004098 Ancient
008310Modern . . . . . . . . . 36.95 29.25
EACH JUNIOR KIT (except) . 50.95 48.50
008346Modern . . . . . . . . . 55.00 52.25
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History Through the Ages Project Passport (3-8)
An excellent supplement for hands-on learners,
this series from Homeschool in the Woods will
bring a fresh enthusiasm to your history studies. Each CD-Rom contains printable PDF files
which include the Guide Book Text, lapbook
templates, notebooking pages, recommended
book/DVD lists and audio files. Within the
pages of the guide book text is the “travel” itinerary, which includes tips and a planner so you
can prepare ahead of time for the 25 lessons
(called Stops). Each Stop includes fact filled,
engaging readings which are created to be all
you need for a compact or supplementary study.
Many of the ‘stops’ also offer more than one
project allowing you and your children options
along the way. While some of the projects will
require students to research further, others have
all the necessary information provided.
Activities vary and include creative writing,
recipes, mapping activities, timelines, games,
notebook activities, crafts, and lapbooks.
Masters, detailed instructions, illustrations, and
photos of finished products are all included to
fully equip the parent for a successful handson history experience. An additional resource
section offers a recommended resource lists for
books, videos, nonfiction books and websites,
and additional research suggestions for parents/
students who want to become further immersed
in the time period being studied. Currently there
are two Project Passports available, and we are
hopeful more will be added, as they provide a
wonderful alternative to dry textbook learning!
Reproducible for immediate family. ~Deanne
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059816Ancient Egypt
055068 Middle Ages
014898Renaissance and Reformation
Jackdaws (5-12)
What’s a Jackdaw? Why, it’s the next best thing
to being there! What a sense of history in the
making; you feel as though you are back at that
juncture in history as you peruse each portfolio.
But what’s in a Jackdaw? Compiled around
pivotal points in history, Jackdaws are veritable
treasure troves of primary source materials.
That’s right - you get to see firsthand the documents that helped shape history! Specifically,
each Jackdaws portfolio contains:
¾¾ Eight to eighteen relevant primary source
documents - facsimiles of the original
material. You will be awestruck as you
read actual letters, diaries, telegrams
and newspaper articles; study maps,
engravings, handbills, and many other
authentically reproduced documents. It’s
like having museum archives in your
¾¾ Four to eight Broadsheet essays. These
provide narratives on the significant
aspects of the topic, presented in journal
format. Written in logical sequence, they
contain carefully compiled research.
Often, they include historical photos or
other printed materials that supplement
the primary source documents.
¾¾ Detailed, annotated notes about the
background of the documents included.
¾¾ Clear, easy-to-read transcripts of any
documents that might be hard to read due
to archaic language or poor handwriting.
All this is encased in a sturdy, protective
jacket, along with a study guide. The study
guides essentially create a unit study around
each Jackdaw. Each is filled with activities correlated to source documents and broadsheets in
the Jackdaw, as well as extension activities to
help students explore its historical context more
fully. Briefly, they include such things as vocabulary and exercises; analyzing historical quotes;
guided writing activities; “workout” projects
emphasizing problem-solving and critical thinking skills; questions to pique students’ interest
and encourage them to develop and express
their opinion; ideas and topics for further
research; reading ideas (literature to accompany
the study) for a historical period; activity ideas
like debates, drama, or other presentations.
Don’t just do history; experience it!
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044661American Revolution
044662 Byzantine Empire
044668 China: A Cultural Heritage
044671 Civil War
044672 Columbus & Age of Explorers
044690Elizabeth I
044699 Hadrian’s Wall
044714 Lewis & Clark
044745 Magna Carta
044746 Making of the Constitution
044748 Martin Luther
044753 Mayflower and Pilgrim Fathers
044660Tutankhamun & The Tomb
Christian History: Biographies of Faith (7-9)
026030 Parent Lesson Planner 16.99 12.75
CHBFPKPackage . . . . . . . . . 101.94 72.75
Includes Parent Lesson Planner, Life of John
Knox, Life of Washington, Life of Andrew
Jackson, Life of John Newton, and Luther.
TRISMS Curriculum (8-12)
TRISMS are very complete, thorough historybased unit studies that incorporate literature,
science, history, geography, rhetoric, writing,
vocabulary, art, music, and architecture. In fact,
the only subjects not covered here are math,
lab science, and foreign language! Periods of
history are studied chronologically from the
first civilizations through the present time. Each
study is designed to take a year and is made
up of 18 unit plans, designed to take about
two weeks apiece. The unit plans contain all
assignments for the unit divided by subject and
displayed in a nice grid format (which leaves
plenty of space to pencil in other assignments
as well). In each column of the grid, you’ll see
all assignments in that subject to be completed
during the unit. At the bottom of the unit plan
(or immediately after it), you’ll find topics and
personalities for further research, possible writing topics, map details, and historical events to
plot on a timeline. Several general worksheets
are included for each area of study, and these
are in the form of “questionnaires.” Students
will complete a variety of questionnaires for
each unit studied. In Age of Revolution, they’ll
complete questionnaires for U.S. Presidents, art,
music, and architecture. Questionnaires offer
the student the opportunity to independently
research the time period, civilization, or person
being studied and compile their findings into a
basic fact sheet. Besides questionnaires, a variety of other worksheets is also provided which
give opportunities to research and answer the
questions posed. An interesting aspect of the
research-based worksheets and questionnaires is
that there is no ready source in the curriculum
to find the answers; rather, it is up to the student
to locate relevant books and references to help
them. Although it may be a bit daunting at first,
the constant research process is great college
preparation and terrific practice for research
papers as well. As they research to gather the
information and organize it into their course
book, they are also learning a great deal about
that time period or culture as well as building a
foundation to learn more. TRISMS doesn’t leave
you high and dry as far as locating resources
though; they have included lengthy lists of
resource books in the teacher’s manuals. The
other assignments that are abbreviated on the
unit plans are found in the student’s book immediately after the unit plan. These usually consist
of worksheets, excerpts from literature, and
writing assignments. The reading assignments
require no research on your end, as all excerpts
have been thoughtfully reprinted in the student’s
book. Other assignments and worksheets are
research-based, like the questionnaires, and
require the student to find additional information to study the topic and answer a series of
questions. In some units specific movies are
recommended, and assignments may be based
around analyzing the movie and answering
questions about it. Writing assignments corresponding to Institute for Excellence in Writing’s
Teaching Writing Structure & Style are also
included in each unit. IEW-related assignments
in each unit direct the student to specific units
and pages in the Teaching Writing Structure &
Style program, and the TRISMS writing assignments in that unit follow what is taught in the
TWSS writing program. Coverage is solid too; in
fact, the entire syllabus of TWSS is covered in
each TRISMS set, so if you covered the whole
span of history with TRISMS during high school,
you would be going through the
TWSS syllabus several times and getting plenty
of writing practice! Depending on the time era
you are using, there are also opportunities to
extend studies into subjects such as economics or philosophy. Suggestions for doing so are
found in the teacher’s manual. After completing all projects and questionnaires for a unit,
students will organize these into a course book,
which serves as a reminder of what they have
studied and a kind of “textbook” for them to
read and study from. As you may expect from
a classical curriculum such as TRISMS, the
literature and writing component here is pretty
hefty. Multiple literature activities are included
in each unit and involve reading books and passages and writing essay questions, summarizing
writing outlines, completing book reports, and
much, much more. Each set is composed of
three pieces – the teacher’s manual, the student
assignment book, and the student packet. The
teacher’s manual includes a table of all time
periods studied, a “literature table of contents”
which lists all literature studied, a lengthy orientation to help get you started, and an equally
lengthy resource and reading list to help you
locate resources. The resource list is divided
by unit and includes details such as the reading
level and type of resource (audio, periodical,
book, etc.). The teacher’s manual also functions as an answer key and includes copies of
the student’s unit plan, answers to worksheets
and questionnaires, quiz keys, and test keys.
The student assignment book includes the time
and literature tables of contents, the same orientation which is found in the teacher’s book,
unit plan grids, assignments, and literature
selections. The end of the book also includes
literature study helps and rhetoric helps. All
worksheets, questionnaires, and tests are found
in the loose-leaf student pack. These are threehole punched and designed to be placed into a
binder when completed. The format and fairly
open-ended content of these studies make them
relatively easy to use with students of varying
abilities, and suggestions for use with younger
students are included as well. It’s a very complete, heavy-duty curriculum that will challenge
students of all different ages with the volume
of information they will learn, and through
the literature assignments, questionnaires, map
work, and other assignments they are sure to
know the material well when they complete this
course. They will also acquire an appreciation
for the many different cultures and civilizations
throughout history, giving them a solid and
well-rounded historical foundation which will
aid them in college and beyond. As with most
unit study approaches, by focusing on history
through all other subjects, you will truly glean
more than history isolated from other school
subjects and only studied in small increments
a day. If it is true that you get out of something
what you put in, they are sure to come away
with a wealth of knowledge! – Jess
Rise of Nations (A.D. 1440 – 1860)
041231 Set w/ User Manual . . . 279.00
043213 Student Pack . . . . . . . . 30.00
Age of Revolution (A.D. 1850 –
041232 Set w/ User Manual . .
017060 1st Semester Set . . . . .
017125 2nd Semester Set. . . . .
043209 Student Pack Sem 1. . .
043210 Student Pack Sem 2. . .
Teaching Resources
Timeline of Classics (1-12)
Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good
and Great Books" this collection of book titles
from IEW includes writings, biographies, plays,
recordings, and films to portray a history of
mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet
format, the columns represent: time period,
title of resource, author, and approximate age/
ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles
Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern
World. The purpose of this resource is to
save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool
approach or teaching style. Use this guide to
organize your history and literature studies
from elementary to high school. Add a date
to when your student completed a resource,
and you can then transfer that to a transcript.
Updated in 2016, this resource now includes
instructions and samples for reader-response
journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient
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period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams
of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and
His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh,
D’Aulaire’s Book of Myths, and many more.
Books for the Renaissance/Reformation include:
America’s God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci,
Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under
God, Along Came Galileo, and Leviathan. Each
page has a quote from a resource and many of
these have Christian content, mentioning God,
the church, Christ, faith, God’s sovereignty and
mercy, and prevailing with God’s help. 92 pgs,
pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara
005984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.00
Teaching History Through Art (3-12)
Teaching History Through Art covers ancient
history through the Renaissance. Because a
culture’s art gives insights into their society,
ample illustrations, lively and informative text,
and related activities teach us about civilizations
through the ages. For example, one activity is
on Vase Painting, with information related to
the Archaic period from about the late seventh
century B.C. to 480 B.C. Two photographs of
Grecian vases are displayed, with corresponding art activities. One is to make a vase with
a picture on it, starting with self-hardening
clay. Directions are included for coil building a vase. Another idea is given for painting
on a coffee can, to experience painting on a
curved surface. Directions for surface preparation and completion are included. Another
page relates the story of the Bayeux Tapestry,
along with a scene from the artwork. The corresponding art activity is to produce a three-foot
mural relating another famous battle in history,
using oil or chalk pastels. Still another page
tells about the navigator and explorer Captain
Cook. After a brief but interesting biographical
sketch, students are given directions to build
their own ship in a bottle. Renaissance topics,
along with wonderful art activities, include:
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi,
Galileo, Gutenberg, Dürer, Mercator, Boticelli,
Raphael, Shakespeare, Clothing and Armor in
the Renaissance, St. Peter’s Basilica, Peter Paul
Rubens, Painting in the Renaissance, Triptych,
and Illuminated Manuscripts. Each gives you
well-researched and interesting background
information, along with a correlated art activity.
This book would be easy to incorporate into any
history study, particularly the literature-based
programs from Greenleaf Press, Beautiful Feet,
or Hillside Academy.
004198Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.95
055704CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Elementary World History You Report! PLP (4-6)
A PLP guide is a Parent Lesson Planner
intended to pull some good books together into
a curriculum. This PLP guide uses Big Book of
History and Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the
Box book and DVD and is designed to be used
3 days per week for 36 weeks. Two days of the
week are spent reading Big Book of History
where the topics in are presented in chronological order and there are timeline pages to
fill-in, so that students can see where the event
happened in history. The third day each week,
students do a special assignment that has something to do with Noah’s Ark. The PLP is full of
reproducible worksheets that correspond to the
lessons and are labeled by the day they are to be
used (as in the schedule at the front of the book).
Students act as a newspaper reporter and answer
questions, fill in information on their reading,
read and copy scripture, and report what they
have learned. Answers are in the back of the
book. ~ Donna
032813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.75
References - General
World History Atlas (2-AD)
These maps that show the spread of world
religions, Alexander’s empire, trade routes in
the Indian Ocean, Mongol Empires, exploration
and colonization, Japanese expansion in Asia,
etc., will be invaluable for all kinds of research
projects. User-friendly and with an index at the
rear of the book, this softcover atlas will be a
handy tool in your homeschool. ~ Genevieve
014586 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
Kingfisher Atlas of World History (2-AD)
Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places
is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a
different way. How fantastic is a resource that
melds the two together, so you can see where
things were taking place around the globe, and
how people and places changed through the
ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a
colorful text that depicts history visually across
the globe and through time. There are more
than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color,
which are accompanied by authoritative text (in
bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of
people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as
far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back
as many secular history texts) and then divides
history into four time periods: Ancient World,
Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and
the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in
hardcover, this book is durable enough to be
enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach
027650 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 16.95
Big Book of History (2-7)
Is there an “Usborne” type book of world
history written from a Christian perspective?
There is now! The general format will remind
you of the Adams Chart of World History (or its
predecessor, Wall Chart of World History). It’s
oversized (11”x 14”) and includes accordionpleated, laminated panels that unfold to 15 feet
(20 panels) and allow it to be studied page by
page as a book or leaned up against the wall
like a timeline. A timeline is exactly what
runs through the center of each panel, starting with Creation and ending in 2010. Placed
in between are hundreds of historical facts
and notable events (like the invention of the
tin can in 1810 or diagrams of the inventions
of the Hero of Alexander in the first century
A.D.). Abundant, colorful graphics include
pictures (relics, places, and portraits/busts),
drawings (that tin can mentioned earlier), and
charts (Roman Emperors who persecuted the
Christians). Textual information is varied and
fascinating – a little graphic showing the equivalent weight of just one stone from Stonehenge,
mini-biographies, an explanation of the history
of the Olympic torch – to give you just a tiny
flavor. Interspersed with the text are “Did you
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know?” questions (interesting facts) and questions (Was the fruit really an apple?) which
often refers back to the teacher’s guide (more
about that later). Timeline dates are based on
the Annals of World History for biblical dating
but coverage is global and includes information
from North/South America as well as China and
India. Since it’s published by Master Books and
edited by Ken Ham, you would expect thorough
coverage of a biblically-based creation and a
catastrophic world-wide flood. You will not be
disappointed. The laminated panels of the Big
Book of History are available either in bound
form (inside hardback covers) or just the Panels
(in a clear plastic case).
The Teacher’s Guide (30 pgs.) can be used
with either version of the Big Book and includes
activities and ideas for each panel with numerous web links provided for further study. The
first part of the guide (provided for the first
several panels) is more extensive and could
function as a unit study or Bible study. Also
included is a quick, two-page set of hide-andseek questions for each panel (e.g. When was
paper first invented in China? – Panel 10), an
index for quickly locating historical information
in the Big Book, and a one-page bibliography
listing resources for further study.
Just like its secular cousins, this book will
bring color, illustration, fascination, and clarity
to your world history studies. And you’ll never
miss those “millions and millions of years” that
aren’t included. Enjoy! ~ Janice
050533 Big Book . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.75
050534 Big Book (Panels) . . 16.99 12.75
050535Teacher’s Guide . . . . 6.99
Time Trek Maps CD-ROMs (3-AD)
EACH CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . 49.95 47.95
065761 MAC
Usborne Book of World History (4-8)
This is the combined, hardcover volume of
the Children’s Picture World History series,
covering the first civilizations to 1914 A.D.
Given to her as a gift, this volume was eagerly
devoured from cover to cover by our then
5th grade daughter, who scarcely put it down
and opened every sentence with “Did you
know...?”. Previously showing very little interest in history as a school subject, we were
impressed at the ability of this book to hold her
interest. The text is highly readable and the
illustrations captivating. If you are force-feeding
history to your upper-elementary or junior high
student, this may be the answer. Please note
that this is a secular publication. You may
want to edit or omit some of this volume, particularly the earliest part. Depending on the
age of your children, you may let them “edit”
themselves - or use the discrepancies between
the secular and Christian worldview as the basis
for discussion.
004595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 19.23
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
(Internet-Linked) (4+)
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 pgs, pb. ~ Stephanie
018005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 17.99
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (4+)
We looked at several different alternatives
before selecting this volume as a basic world
history reference book. As with any secular
product, we contend with the “dating” problems (the book dates the beginning of history
at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references.
However, the book is an excellent reference
with many outstanding features:
¾¾ It’s all in one book (491 pgs) making it a
handy reference for studies of any and all
time periods.
¾¾ The paper is nice and thick, designed to
tolerate years of “wear and tear”.
¾¾ Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles.
¾¾ Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including
photographs and charts as well as annotated maps.
¾¾ A handy reference section at the back of
the book that has lists of national leaders
throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries.
¾¾ The comprehensive indexing makes it
easy to quickly find the information or
related articles you need.
This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated
History of the World several years ago. Although
similar, there are some differences in this new
book. Curriculums that refer to the original book
may not correspond exactly to the replacement
version. We think this will be a volume you will
use again and again, not just for world history
studies, but for unit studies of all kinds.
003618 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.99 22.95
History: The Definitive Visual Guide (4-AD)
You have to wonder a bit at the brazenness of
calling yourself the “definitive” guide to history,
but this book makes good on the claim. With
countless photos, artifacts, maps, timelines,
artwork, and drawings, it’s definitely a visual
history. Divided into eight units – origins (yes, it
does embrace an old earth perspective); rulers/
hierarchies; thinkers/believers; warriors, travelers/inventors; renaissance/reformation; industry/revolution; population/power; and national
histories, its 152 chapters and 40 special focus
spreads are detailed enough to actually provide
that definitive history it claims. A special (and
very nice) feature is the individual timeline histories of the world’s 195 countries (continent by
continent). Pages are heavy, semi-glossy magazine stock. The last 15 pages are a complete
index. 612 pgs, sc. ~ Janice
057753 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.95 22.95
30,000 events in the areas of history, religion,
arts, science, music and literature are arranged
chronologically, allowing you to assess, at a
glance, what was happening around the world
at a specific date in time. It’s interesting when
studying an event in history to see that event in
the context of what else was going on in the rest
of the world! We’re sure you’ll be spending a
lot of time traveling through this volume.
006064 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 22.50
History Fundamentals Quick Studies (7-AD)
Each Quick Study is split into 4-6 time periods,
each containing an overview of the period followed by a list of major events and the years
they occurred. Informational text boxes are
included detailing such topics as the American
Constitution, Westward Expansion, the Roman
Empire, and the Age of Imperialism. These are
excellent quick references for a history class or a
way to brush up on the major events in history.
Laminated, folds out to 4 full pages, 3-hole
punched for placement in binder. ~ Alissa
EACH QUICK STUDY . . . . . . . 4.95
015208U.S. History 1: Before Columbus to 1865
015210U.S. History 2: Reconstruction to Modern Times
015211 World History 3: From Beginnings to 500 CE
Atlas of Western Civilization (6-AD)
015270 World History 4: From 500 CE to A collection of 44 full-color maps tracing the Modern Times
development of Western civilization from the
spread of agriculture (10,000 – 1,000 BC) to
References - Ancient History
the states of the world in 2005 AD. Maps are
a nice size (7” x 9”), clear and easy to read. Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (4-10)
Included are 10 covering ancient civilizations;
Like all other Usborne books you’ve ever
6 from the Middle Ages; 11 from the Age of seen, this colorfully detailed encyclopedia is
Exploration, and the rest from 1850 to 2005. 48 packed with info and ready to be explored.
pgs, pb. ~ Janice
Well laid out on eye-catching pages, the his014843 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
9.95 tory of the ancient world is detailed from
the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia
(the book first has a few pages about early
farmers and towns of 12,000 years ago)
to the end of the Roman Empire in the
early centuries AD. Stunning photographs and
detailed reconstructions illustrate the book as
you learn about Egypt, Greece, and other civilizations. The last section is an ancient world fact
finder, with a “who’s who in the ancient world”,
a time chart, a glossary, and an index. Web
links mentioned in the book are routed through
an Usborne site so they can be kept up to date.
This small-format version is 7.5” x 9.5” and will
complement any history program or be a great
read all on its own. ~ Zach
035055 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 17.99
Historical Atlas of the World (7-12)
A comprehensive presentation of the major Cultural Atlases (5-8)
periods of world history in 48 pages of fullThese colorful, richly detailed atlases offer
color maps. Large maps cover Early and fascinating illustrations and insights into daily
Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and life in these ancient civilizations. Explore the
Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World culture of that day through maps, charts, tables,
in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See chronologies, photographs and illustrations,
how the world has changed across the centu- and easy-to-understand text. Visit the ancient
ries, trace the rise and fall of civilizations as places through the full-color reconstructions of
land was claimed, conquered, and conceded.
the towns and villages, homes, workplaces, and
000733 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00
8.95 institutions of the time. Ready for your tour?
96 pgs, hc.
Timetables of History: A Historical Linkage of EACH ATLAS . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 25.95
People and Events (7-AD)
This large, 676-page paperback volume is 020114Rome
a year-by-year timeline in book form. Over 024270Mesopotamia
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Ancient World (Usb. Internet-Linked) (6-AD)
In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this
updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind
tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first
farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike
many other books that focus on this time
period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and
Romans, but early civilizations from around
the world are also represented, including the
Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms,
Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early
Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the
people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts,
early African kingdoms, and many more. The
focus is more on daily life than events of the
time, and examples of housing, architecture,
art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are
represented for each time period. Visual types
will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so
they can “see inside” houses and tombs of each
civilization. A map and a list of important dates
are also included for each civilization. Most
pages also include a link to check out a related
website that gives readers an opportunity to do
things like hear how a Hittite would have said
“hello” or play a game of Senet. An excellent
resource for any study of ancient history. 96
pgs, pb. – Jess
030666 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.49
Penguin Historical Atlases (7-12)
These excellent, thorough reference books
reveal the changing faces of each country
through the ages and their rulers via maps, photographs, and cultural and historical narrative.
001359Ancient Egypt . . . . . 21.00 14.75
012737Ancient Greece . . . 21.00 14.75
012738Ancient Rome . . . . 20.00 13.95
Complete Timeline References
Adams’ Chart or Map of History (5-AD)
Probably the best pre-printed timeline available to homeschoolers today, this is a visually
and educationally amazing resource. The same
basic timeline as the ever-so-popular but now
out of print Wall Chart of World History, this
one does have a few changes. First, it is bigger
– much bigger. Measuring 13” x 27” closed,
this huge, horizontal timeline unfolds accordion
style to an incredible 25 feet! Second, it starts
in the same place (Creation: 4004 BC) buts
ends sooner, in 1870 with the 19th president
Rutherford Hayes. Third, this edition from
Master Books has had all of the evolutionary
content that was in the last couple editions of
the Wall Chart removed (quite an improvement!). Fourth, the specific country timelines
that had been on the reverse side of the timeline
have also been removed. Apart from those four
changes, this is still the same easy-to-follow,
packed-with-information, chronologically-flowing timeline/wall chart that so many enjoy. It
really does give the big picture of history, while
at the same time focusing on a biblical world
view. It is available in two formats: a durable,
casebound edition and a “panels only” edition
that would be perfect for the wall, since it comes
without the cover. Yes, there is more. Both
editions come with a handy 64-page key that
gives information on how to read the chart and
details the more prominent points and events
in both biblical/Jewish and non-biblical history.
The available teacher’s guide helps you get the
most out of this incredible resource. With an
introduction and panel-by-panel overview, and
activities for church, school, homeschool, or
just plain interest, this time chart will be opened
and all the more accessible. For those who are
really keen, the teacher’s guide also includes a
table of higher order thinking skills of Blooms
Taxonomy, and test pages with matching, multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and
short answer questions. Answers are included.
I can tell you from experience that you will
find this to be one of the most enriching, most
satisfying, and most useful reference tools you
could add to your homeschool library. ~ Zach
027268Casebound . . . . . . . 39.99 29.75
027760 Panels Only . . . . . . 32.99 23.75
018369Teacher’s Guide . . . . 6.99
History of the World Timeline (6-AD)
This impressive classroom timeline contains
sixteen individual timeline cardstock posters.
Beginning at 500 million BCE and concluding in 2010 CE, each poster contains black &
white and color illustrations of major people
and events. Each poster measures approx. 17"
x 11" and when combined extends beyond
twenty-two feet. Included is an 8 page activity
book for classroom use (most activities would
easily be adaptable for homeschool families).
Suggested activities appeal to a wide variety of
learning styles from writing to acting and singing. ~ Deanne
049347 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 18.95
Ultimate Timeline of World History (6-AD)
A fantastic companion to any study of history,
or even just engaging reading for any history
buff, this timeline is a very accessible “lookup” resource for historical events. History is
divided into 20 eras, which each include a
32-inch fold out timeline and three additional
pages that highlight specific figures and events
from the period. The timeline pages begin with
fairly large time spans and become narrower as
the book progresses into modern times. There
are four eras from the beginning of history to
the BC/AD change, ten from AD1 – 1900, and
six eras from 1900 to today (2010). There is
also a 4-page, non-fold-out timeline covering
American history specifically. I should also note
that the first timeline covers “prehistory” from
6 million to 3000 BC. It includes “information” on the evolution and migration of “early
humans.” This is a secular text, though it does
reference the lives of numerous religious figures
throughout history. The timeline pages are
packed with chronological dates accompanied
by capsule summaries and plenty of photos and
illustrations. 131 page, hc. – Zach
055341 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 19.95
Rose Book of Bible & Christian History Time
Lines (5-AD)
This high quality timeline allows you to view
more than 6,000 years of Bible and world history side-by-side (actually, one is above the
other, but they appear together on the same
pages). The timeline spans from 2200 BC to
2006 and can be left in the hardback covering
to be flipped through like a book (the timeline is
folded accordion-style for easy viewing) or easily removed for full-length display. It features a
continuous timeline across the top showing the
year, with a thin bar just below showing different Bible/Christianity-related periods (such as
Moses and the Exodus or the Fall of the Roman
Empire). Along the bottom is a similar bar
showing how the books of the Bible and time
periods like the Renaissance fit in. The bulk of
the timeline details important events in both
Bible/Christian History (on the top section) and
World History (on the bottom section). In this
way you can easily see how different events
Blank Timelines & Timeline Figure Sets
related to each other and get a good picture of
how everything fits together. Text, captions, History Through the Ages Timeline Sets
life spans, dates, and full-color pictures all work These timeline packs were originally designed
together to flesh out the timeline. – Melissa
as a companion to Diana Waring’s history
039582 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.99 18.95 programs, though they can easily be used
separately or with any other history curriculum.
☼Timechart History of the World (5th ed.)
Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution
This is the fifth edition of the traditional, hand- and Napoleon to Now timelines come with
illustrated format originally published in 1997. 250-280 historical figures, while the American
This timechart was one of the history “big hits” History timeline includes 420. The wall-sized
when our family first started homeschooling. figures are printed on heavy coverstock paper
The timechart’s front provides an overarching for durability, with 9-12 figures per sheet.
view of world events from creation to 2013. Full Underneath each black-and-white illustrated
color illustrations and photographs enhance the figure are names, dates, and information about
design. The reverse side highlights key events in each important individual. The timeline pages
specific countries: Canada, India, China, United can be cut into 17” x 1” strips to make a long
States, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, timeline, and feature different colors for differGermany and Austria, France, Netherlands, ent eras. As an added benefit, each of these
Poland, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil. Includes timelines can be placed together to create one
directions on using the timechart and additional huge timeline covering all of history, or can be
focus “articles” on Creation, Early Man, the used individually. Figures are reproducible for
Flood, and the Seven Wonders of the World. family use, and can be copied at a reduced size
The pages are printed to spread out as one for notebook timeline use.
complete timeline, but a hardcover binding
For a resource that includes all the timeline
provides protection. Note: this timechart takes figures in one place, check out the Timeline
a “young earth” approach in dating (starting at Figures on CD. The CD combines all of the
4004 BC).12 ¼”x17 ¾”, hc. ~ Ruth
figures found in the individual History Through
022658 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 15.95 the Ages timeline sets to provide you with over
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1,200 figures representing people and events
from creation to the present. The black and
white figures are included in two sizes (wall and
notebook-sized) and can be printed with solely
the name and date or with accompanying text
providing information about that event or individual. Please note there are no timeline pages
or strips included - these are figures only, so
you can use them with any timeline you wish.
Adobe Reader required; Win/Mac compatible.
All the timeline figures below can also be used
in the publisher's Record of Time notebook.
The Timeline Figures on CD are easiest to use,
as the figures are included at a smaller size for
notebook use, but you can reduce the figures in
the packets 65% to use in a notebook as well.
015649 Resurrection to Revolution 22.95
001688 Creation to Christ . . . . 22.95
024312 Napolean to Now . . . . 22.95
001676 America’s History . . . . 32.95
030981 Timeline Figures on CD 74.95
Record of Time Timeline Notebook (PK-AD)
This blank timeline provides you
with a handy place
to record the chronology of history
from 5000 B.C. to
today. Beginning in
5000 B.C. each page
holds a bold horizontal line across the middle
of the page representing 1000 years. The span
of time on each page quickly decreases to only
50 years by 650 B.C. and then slowly fluctuates from between 100-5 years on each page
from 0 A.D. to the present, varying to allow
all major events and figures to be marked. At
least one year is marked on every page below
the timeline in order to provide you with markers, and quotes from people throughout history
adorn the top or bottom of every couple pages.
Following the 112 timeline pages are 17 blank
maps of ancient times and the world today. We
offer this popular timeline in two formats. The
CD includes all the pages found in the notebook
(timeline pages and blank maps) on PDFs so
you can print off as many as you wish on your
own paper. The CD also includes the Suggested
Placement Guide that shows where to place
History Through the Ages Timeline Figures,
should you choose to purchase those separately. If you choose to go the traditional route,
the actual book is nicely packaged in a 3-ring
binder that measures 12.25” x 9”, allowing you
to easily flip through the pages and view specific
dates. The pages in the notebook are thick and
pretty durable so they’ll hold up to lots of use.
Please note that the actual notebook does not
include a placement guide for timeline figures;
that is a bonus you’ll get only from the CD, or
you can purchase it separately. You may easily
use these record pages for writing or drawing in
events and people yourself as you study, or see
above for accompanying timeline packets that
have black and white illustrations that can be
added to the timeline. ~ Steph
030982Timeline Notebook . . . 39.95
046130 on CD . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.95
007496 History Through the Ages
Suggested Placement Guide 11.95
010707Timeline Trio . . . . . . . 113.95
Set of 3: Timeline Notebook, CD & Guide
Timeline Program (3-6)
Timelines are valuable learning tools because
they show students in a concrete way how historical people and events relate to each other.
The Memoria Press Timeline Program covers
events from Ancient to Modern Times (2500
B.C. through 2000 A.D.). The Composition
& Sketchbook provides space for students to
write and draw. (There is little textual content
here. Rather, it consists of labeled event pages
to go along with the material in the handbook
and on the cards.) Each event has a two-page
spread with space for illustrating a dated event
on one side, and a page of blank lines for writing a summary on the other side. 123 pgs, pb.
The Handbook contains separate timelines for
grades 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as answers to the
questions in the Composition & Sketchbook.
It includes teaching guidelines, charts of the
dates studied by grade/time period, and summaries of each to help students complete their
Composition & Sketchbooks. It also explains
how to use the cards. The Student Flashcards
are color-coded to match the Wall cards. Each
card measures 1.75” x 3.5” and is on sturdy
cardstock. 60 cards have a fact on one side and
a date on the other. MP recommends that each
student have their own set for drill and memorization. The Wall Cards come in purple, green,
red, blue, and brown and have a date and event
on the same side. They’re the same size and
material as the Student Flashcards and include
one large card (8.5” square) depicting a painting of the birth of Christ in 4 B.C. Display these
cards on your classroom wall as you progress
through the lessons for visual reinforcement.
Parents may choose to follow the included pattern, if they wish. The Complete Set includes
all of the items listed above. ~Sara
011251 Composition/Sketchbook 9.95 8.69
011252Handbook . . . . . . . . . 9.95 8.69
011268Student Flashcards . . 12.95 11.15
011269 Wall Cards . . . . . . . . 12.95 11.15
TMLNST Complete Set . . . . . . 45.80 38.50
Interspersed at appropriate places are two-page
spreads labeled “In the Beginning;” “Men Begin
to Multiply;” “A Flood of Water;” and “In the
Fullness of Time.” Eleven pages for maps and
notes conclude the book. 50 pgs. pb ~ Janice
006107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50 10.95
It’s About Time (K-12)
It sure is! It’s about time someone made an
inexpensive, spiral-bound timeline affordable
enough to use for specific studies or for oneyear use. Even the most frugal homeschool
mom can justify the cost of this history aid for
each student. Timelines are a wonderful tool
for putting events and people into context as
they are studied during the year - if you can get
your children into the “timeline habit”. Reading
about Isaac Newton and the “discovery” of gravity in science? Chart it! Using the Phythagorean
theorem in math? Put in on! Reading Beowulf
in literature? Add it, too! You get the idea.
By the end of the year, they should have a
great visual overview of the year to reflect back
on. Another great feature of this timeline is
its flexibility. You customize the pages to fit
your needs. Each divided column can be a
year, decade, century, or whatever you decide.
Focus in or get the big picture - it adapts to your
needs. The shaded row along the center can be
used to record the time periods for that page.
The shaded row at the top can contain a page
title, or period designation. Divided lines that
separate the ruled columns can also be used
to categorize entries by topic or subject area.
Blank form pages and a sample page gives ideas
on customizing timeline.
002007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00
My Timeline Book of World History (K-12)
This spiral-bound book contains 56 doublesided blank timeline pages. The top quarter of
the page has four lined rectangular boxes to fill
in event details. Directly underneath these is a
timeline running across the width of the entire
page. The timeline contains tick marks and
☼Book of Centuries Historical Timeline small boxes making it easy for key dates to be
placed. Underneath the timeline (more than
Notebook (1-12)
half the page) are boxed off areas of various
A personal record of major
sizes to fill with pictures, illustrations, or more
events and people encountext to complete your timeline. 8 ½” x 11” -Enh
tered in history. Designed to
046790 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50
be a record-keeping place,
this book gives the frameHistory Odyssey Timelines (1-12)
work; you supply the conAlthough you can create a timeline yourself
tent. With a classical oriusing nothing more than some paper, tape and
entation (The very limited
written content includes a quotation from Livy.) a pen, you might want to consider these attracand an assumption of Biblical events (no actual tive, full-color timelines. Created for History
Biblical or Christian content), the book consists Odyssey, they can be used with any history
of pages with lined and blank columns. Each program and would make a very nice timeline
two page spread covers a designated period to use and even display. The core product is
of time. Each page has two columns. The two the History Odyssey Timeline which includes
center columns of a two-page spread are lined four 5’ timelines in one package covering 6000
(.25” lines) and the two outer columns are blank BCE to Present Day. The timelines include
(for drawings or attaching pictures). Time des- Ancient (6000 BCE to 500 AD), Middle Ages,
ignations are in the upper left or right corners (AD 500 to 1600), Eary Modern (AD 1600 to
(outer corners) of each page. Designated time 1850) and Modern (AD 1850 to Present Day).
periods differ per two-page spread and are as Timelines are printed in full-color and feature
follows: 5000 - 2500 BC; then 2500 – 2200 BC. evenly spaced date lines. To keep entries
Each two-page spread for the rest of the book is organized, there are seven category “rows”
marked as follows: 2200 – 1 BC (100 years each printed on the left-hand side of the timeline,
spread – 23 spreads); 1 – 1500 AD (100 years); including: Art & Literature, Men & Women,
1500 – 1800 AD (50 years); 1800 – 1900 Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts,
AD (20 years); 1900 – 2030 AD (10 years).
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Eras & Dynasties, General Events, and Treaties/
Agreements. Timelines come accordion-folded,
so you can unfold and mount on your wall, or
hole-punch and place in a binder.
An optional Prehistory timeline is also available, which spans 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE.
This is designed like the above-mentioned
timelines and can be easily placed prior to
the Ancients segment. Another addition is the
Timeline Sticker Pack which includes 200
black-and-white stickers of famous people and
events from 6000 BCE to Present Day. - Jess
039403 History Odyssey Timeline 45.00 35.95
039409 Prehistory Timeline . . . . 9.99 8.50
042770Timeline Sticker Pack . . 7.99 6.95
Wonders of Old: A Blank Timeline Book of
World History (3-AD)
All four of the Knowledge Quest timelines are
brought together, with each of the timelines
reproduced using the same format and time
intervals as in the rolled-up, 10' long versions.
After the four periods (ancient, medieval, New
World, and modern history) there are extensive
lists of significant dates to consider which can
be utilized for your own timeline. The pages of
the book, at a little larger than 9" x 12", are the
same width as the original timelines. The book
is 96 pages long and bound in a very attractive,
long lasting hard cover. These same timelines
can be printed right off your computer using
the CD-ROM, which is identical to the book.
All the documents are in PDF format and the
CD-ROM includes Adobe Reader, which is
necessary to view PDF files. Compatible with
both PC and Mac. The book and CD-ROM do
not need to be used together, since they contain
identical timelines. However, they are available
together if you want both the printed and easily printable timelines. These quality timeline
materials will complement many different subjects in your curriculum. ~ Zach
042591 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 19.95
Blank Timeline Wall Chart
This 23” x 34” timeline can be used intact, or
cut into strips to form a 21- foot line. 2½” space
between lines allows plenty of room for recording dates, symbols, or small pictures. The front
side features an antique paper look and contains
dates from 4000 BC to 2050 AD on 12 lines.
Back side is black/white and undated, allowing you to tailor-make timelines to fit specific
needs (such as a timeline of the student’s life,
showing important or memorable events!). It
would be interesting for each student to keep
a paper timeline each school year and record
key people and events from all subject areas.
Looking back on them later would trigger memories of each school year! Available in paper or
laminated format.
001581Laminated . . . . . . . 10.95
001572Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95
Historical Time-Line Figures on CD-ROM
So you found a great timeline book but have
nothing to put in it. How about Historical TimeLine Figures? This project began as a school
project by Libby, eldest daughter of Josh and
Cindy Wiggers of Geography Matters. The set
includes 312 timeline figures, 8 reproducible
family heritage figures (to represent Grandma
or Uncle Jim), and 20 generic customizable
figures. Seven types of borders are used to
indicate different time periods. The set also
includes the “Who Am I” game, a set of 80
cards with four to six clues about a person or
event. An eyecatching product. Way to go,
Libby! Bible Timeline Figures on CD-ROM is
also available, to complement your ancient history or Bible studies. Both CD-ROMs are Mac
and PC compatible, require 128 MB of RAM,
and use Adobe Reader 4.0 (included) or higher.
027957Historical . . . . . . . 19.95 15.95
024885Bible . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 15.95
Timelines - By Period
Knowledge Quest Timelines (3-AD)
These quality timelines, printed on heavyweight stock, are good for any history program
you might be using. They are blank except for
the dates already printed at 100 year time intervals. The Ancient History timeline begins with
5000 BC, jumps to 2500 BC, then continues
at 100 year intervals through to 400 AD. The
Medieval History timeline begins at 400 AD
and ends at 1600 AD. The New World History
timeline starts at 1600 and increases at intervals
of 25 years, while the Modern History timeline begins at 1850 and increases 10 years per
interval. Each timeline comes with a symbol
package containing 120 colored stickers. The
images on these stickers are depictions of 15 different categories to divide your timeline entries
into. The stickers are self-stick but are printed
on sheets and must be cut out individually.
(Please note the publisher is phasing out the
sticker packs and replacing them with symbols
printed on cardstock. Like the stickers, these can
be cut out individually.) At 10', there is plenty
of space on these timelines.
Extra timeline category symbol sets (printed on
cardstock) are available with sixteen categories:
literature and great writers; exploration and discovery; Christianity and the Church; the rise and
fall of nations; inventions; Old Testament and
the Bible; art; music; war and conflict; kings,
rulers and heads of state; catastrophes and
natural disasters; laws, rulings, and important
documents; building and architecture; health
and medicine; science and great thinkers; and
religious leaders and events. 10' x 1'. ~ Zach
EACH TIMELINE . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 19.95
004618Ancient History (5000BC-400AD)
004619 Medieval History (400-1600)
025130New World History (1600-1850)
025129 Modern History (1850-Present)
025128Extra Category Symbols 7.95
Blank Timeline Templates (set of 10)
These 22” by 8 1/2” time lines come in a blue
shade with 20 segments. You can visit the pub- Classical Education Timelines (3-AD)
lisher’s website,,
These laminated timelines measure 9.5" x
for some helpful hints on using your timeline.
45" and include the four periods of history
011940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.50
3.95 covered in classical education. Each has dates
that progress horizontally down the length of
Timeline Wall Decal Set (PK-7)
the timeline, and is divided into seven themed
065918 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.99 vertical sections: Empires and Dynasties;
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Discovery, Inventions, Technology; Daily Life;
Art, Architecture; Religion, Philosophy; War,
Conflict; and Notable Men & Women. Several
photos and illustrations are included, and color
highlighting is used in some areas. Timelines
include 4 peel-and-stick squares for hanging.
EACH TIMELINE (exc. noted) 12.95 11.50
027243Ancient (to 400 A.D)
027244 Medieval (400-1600 A.D.)
027246Renaissance (1600-1850 A.D.)
027245 Modern (1850 A.D. - Present.)
008667Set of All 4 . . . . . . 39.95 34.95
Parthenon Timelines (3-AD)
All of these handy resources we call timelines
come with mounting squares for easy display
and measure 44” by 8 1/2”. ~ Genevieve
EACH TIMELINE (exc. noted) 12.95 11.50
008930American Revolution
1775-1783; this timeline includes dates
of famous speeches, major battles (with
colonial and British victories in different
colors), laws passed, campaigns, and other
important events.
011946Ancient Civilizations
Colored lines denote ancient civilizations
such as Sumer, Egypt, Assyria and even the
Inca, Aztec and Maya nations. A map also
shows where these were located.
011952 Classical Music
Over 60 composers and major works from
the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th
Century eras listed in color coded fashion.
008986U.S. History Box Set 18.95 16.65
Includes U. S. History 1492-1750 and U.S.
History from 1750.
011975 World War II
Chronicles allied and axis movements and
victories on land and at sea in Europe, Asia,
and Africa as well as other events that paralleled and affected the war.
Milliken Fold-Out Timelines (4-6)
These colorful timelines consist of four continuous 8 1/2"x 11" sheets of heavy cardstock,
perforated lengthwise down the center. Simply
separate top and bottom and tape the ends
together to create a timeline over 5' long. The
front displays a brief timeline of major events
of a given era and has a glossy finish to protect
against wear and tear. The backside is unlaminated and provides helpful tips for using the
timeline as well as background information on
the culture, important people and discoveries,
and ideas for further research and exploration.
EACH TIMELINE . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
014649Ancient China 6000 B.C.-1644 A.D.
014650Ancient Egypt 5000 B.C.-30 B.C.
014654Ancient Greece 3000 B.C.-146 A.D.
014655Ancient Israel 1900 B.C.-135 A.D.
014656Ancient Rome 735 B.C.-475 A.D.
014660 Early Africa 8000 B.C.-1480 A.D.
017029 Islam
033738 Lewis & Clark
014665 Mesopotamia 5000 B.C.-331 B.C.
014678U.S. History (Early)
20,000 B.C. to 1680 A.D.
014679U.S. History 1200-1680 A.D.
014668U.S. History (1607-1791)
014677U.S. History (Civil War)
014669U.S. History (20th Century)
map, a WWII world at war map, a WWI
timeline, and a holocaust timeline.
Posters, Charts & Tools
Learning Charts (K-8)
These brightly colored charts are geared
towards younger children. The charts are 17"
x 22" and have supplementary information on
the back. ~ Enh
Each Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.45
044233 Latitude & Longitude
023385 Pledge of Allegiance
History Poster Papers (K-8)
Each one of these two-sided, black and white
posters unfolds to a full 22" x 17". When
filled out, they can be read like newspapers or
displayed like posters. The posters are full of
blanks to fill in about the different topics, and
space is left to attach photographs, pictures,
or drawings. The posters can be colored, and
various charts, diagrams, and puzzles must be
completed to finish the posters. ~ Rachel S.
Each Poster Paper . . . . . . . . 0.60
031917 Continents of the World (4-8)
020471Electing a President (3-8)
020483 My Favorite Country (4-8)
020484 My Favorite President (3-8)
020485 My Favorite State (3-8)
037174Regions of the U.S.A. Poster
History Bulletin Board Charts (3-9)
These large format charts and maps will be
a great supplement to any history program.
There are five sets: Ancient Civilizations, Lewis
and Clark Expedition and Louisiana Purchase,
Medieval Times, Renaissance, and The World
Wars. Different sets contain different numbers
and sizes of charts, though they all have a
well-presented and colorful format in common.
The maps and charts have a shiny, protective
coating on the printed side and are blank on
the reverse. The sets also include a 16-page
teacher's guide which contains ideas for using
the maps and charts, as well as activities for the
students to do (things like crosswords, fill in the
blanks, crafts, mathematical chart calculation,
and more). These attractive sets can turn history
into a really big thing. ~ Zach
EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
027791Ancient Civilizations
Four 18" x 24" maps - Ancient Egypt, Ancient
Greece, Ancient Rome, and Mesopotamia.
027782 Medieval Times
Comes with two 36"x 48" charts - one is a
pictorial chronology of events and the second
is a scene portraying life in a Medieval Town.
Holds two 36"x 48" charts - a chronology of
events, and an arts chart.
027788 World Wars
A set of two maps and two charts which are
each 18" x 24" - a WWI era before and after
Modern FACT Page (PK-AD)
Similar to the above, these blank posters
provides a modern platform for an age old projTime Line Mini Bulletin Board Sets (7-AD)
ect - collecting and presenting information on
Each timeline set includes eight 21” x 6” col- historical (or current) figures. Sections include
ored, illustrated strips highlighting significant personal information, what's happening now,
people and events from the select time period. photo album space for six pictures, a profile
Resource guide included. -Enh
picture spot, spaces to write what the person's
EACH TIMELINE SET . . . . . . . 6.99
5.50 friends wrote, family, about me, education and
011177American Revolution
employment, and room for six friends (connect
Covers events from 1765-1786 that led to
those famous figures!).
U.S. independence from Great Britain.
065764 Pack of 30 . . . . . . . . 9.95
011191 Civil War
Features significant events from the Civil
Rulers of the World Wooden Rulers (2-AD)
War, including battles, weapons, and leadThese standard-sized wooden rulers are good
ers from the North and South (1860-1865).
for more than just measuring. Traditional inches
011203Exploring New World
and centimeters are displayed on one side, with
Features significant European explorers,
timelines of different leaders of the world on the
ships, instruments, and events in the exploother. Leaders’ names and the dates they were
ration of the New World (4000 B.C.-1611).
in power are listed chronologically in a colorful
print. A portrait of one of the more well-known
Ancient Civilizations Wall Map from Memoria leaders is printed at the top of each list on the
Memoria Press has come out with these great ruler. ~ Rachel
wall maps perfect for helping to bring the EACH RULER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
ancient Greek and Roman stories alive. Set 012503Ancient Egypt
includes four maps of the Roman Empire, Italy, 012911U.S. Presidents
Greece, and the city of Rome. These maps were
created especially to be used with D'Aulaires'
Informational / Textual - General
Greek Myths, Famous Men of Rome, and the
Classical Study Guide as they have all the ☼A Cod’s Tale (2-8)
important classical locations mentioned in these Yes, that kind of cod.
books. Rich coloring, minimal "clutter," and It’s interesting to think
large lettering make these maps easy to use, as about how something
well as beautiful additions to your classroom. as simple as a fish is
The maps are folded down to 9" x 13", but they such a part of history;
open up to 11" x 17."
this book tells it all.
018512 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 17.45 Aside from explaining the scientific elements of
the cod such as its lifecycle and environment,
Blank Farce Book Poster (6-12)
this book explains how the cod affected people.
If Facebook had been around when Benjamin Learn such things as the Vikings who came
Franklin was alive, what would we see in his to the North Atlantic while sustained by dried
profile? Who would be on his friends list? What cod, the early American settlers who used the
might he post on his wall? What groups would cod for food and farming, the slave trade with
he be part of? This clever poster provides a rel- the Caribbean that was financed by the sale of
evant and exciting platform for learning about cod, the industrial revolution allowing for better
people of the past. Designed to emulate a social fishing, Clarence Birdseye discovering how to
site profile, there are sections for pictures, pic- freeze cod for sale nationwide, and much more
tures of friends, personal information, education in between. The book comes to a close on a
and work background, relatives, groups, “wall” very important fact: the popularity of cod and
posts, status updates, and causes. Students will the negative effects that it has on the oceans
love collecting information on inventors, his- and its marine life. This book not only uses fish
torical figures, artists, and other famous people to discuss history with your kids, but also opens
to create their Farce Book pages! What a fun the door for important discussions on conservaalternative to the typical paper or worksheet – tion and protecting our planet’s resources. An
and I’m betting they retain more too! I would ALA Notable Children’s Book, 43 softcover
assign these as fun supplements as we talked pages. – Laura
about people in our history studies to engage 059992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
my kids in further study. In a co-op or group setting, every student could choose one person to Museum Book (2-5)
research and then everyone could enjoy reading 045334 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
through them all. They would be a great visual
aid to accompany a speech or just to familiarize Time Traveler’s Omnibus (3-8)
yourself with a person when preparing an oral
This combined volume of all four Time
presentation. Of course, you could also use Traveler books focuses on everyday life in varithem traditionally for kids to write about them- ous periods in history. Like the Book of World
selves, which most kids enjoy. Maybe let each History it contains interesting text and captivatstudent in a class or Sunday school fill one out ing illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).
and then hang them on the wall. Or use them
So, how is it different? The World History
in the office as you profile an employee of the book goes through history, looking at different
week! Interview a family member using these civilizations during each period. The Omnibus
sections as the basis for your questions. Make a focuses in on specific time periods in history
whole family tree! 14” x 22” ~ Steph
and examines in detail the lives of fictional char039323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.95 acters who could have lived during that time.
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended
reading through the World History volume first,
then the Time Traveler’s Omnibus to “zoom
in” on certain historical periods. She says this
book will “give you a better understanding and
appreciation of how it was to live during that
time - it’s the next best thing to being there.”
003382 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.99 20.69
Usborne World History: The Last 500 Years (3-AD)
The last 500 years have been rich with history
from all around the world. Western civilization
continued to expand and develop new ways of
life, Christianity experienced an immense shift
in the Reformation, and exploration both on
Earth and in space was taken to a whole new
horizon. This book looks at periods and specific
events in history, ranging from the Ottoman
Empire to the Bolshevik revolution. Readers
will go on a journey from the South Pacific
involving English exploration to China and the
Wild West. In addition, they will be introduced
to agriculture, tools, and cultures where applicable. With maps, actual pictures, illustrations,
and timelines, readers will get a firm grasp
of each time period or event. Graphics and
written information are spread throughout the
pages, making for varied and interesting reading. This book can be used in the classroom or
as a reference guide. 112 pgs, pb. – John
017229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
National Geographic Almanac of World
History (6-AD)
Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book
is a Herculean task, but one you might expect the
folks at National Geographic to tackle. To bring
the task down to size, topics include events in a
particular area of the world over a specific time
span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page
sections, in more or less chronological order. In
addition to the very readable text, these sections
include colorful photographs, maps, and period
artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous
people, related side stories of interest, and key
dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages
are devoted to the “At a Glance” section, a highlights section describing in one paragraph: Major
Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements;
Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists,
Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists.
To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists
dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and
prime ministers of the major empires and nations.
All in all, a good overview book from a trusted
publisher. ~ Bob
044801 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 27.75
100 ____Who Shaped World History (7-AD)
These interesting, informative references
recount one hundred notable figures, events
or objects with brief and factual details.
Biographical books recount individuals’ lives
from their births, their major life events and
works, to their deaths. While not packed with
details, these books offer enough information
for students to learn the basics about each person or event. Each page covers one person and
is illustrated with black-and-white artwork or
photos. This book should be sufficient for those
wanting to complete an overall study of that
particular group, but is not an in-depth study.
You might add them to a unit study or give them
to a reluctant reader who may do better with
the one page/one topic format. The biographies
are arranged in chronological order, so students
can read straight through the book or you can
use it as a reference for artists mentioned in your
art curriculum. Several trivia questions and an
index are included. 112 pgs. ~ Sara
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Includes Van Eyck, da Vinci, Monet,
Kandinsky, Pollock, Warhol, etc.
Includes Edgar Alan Poe, Virginia Woolf,
Norman Mailer, etc.
Includes: Fall of the Roman Empire, Reign of
Queen Victoria, Reunification of Germany, etc.
Abacus, telephone, compact discs, etc.
Euclid, Louis Pasteur, Stephen Hawking, etc.
013234 World Leaders
Xerxes I, Otto von Bismarck, Lech Walesa, etc.
Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus (7-12)
This reprint of the 1884 classic by John S.
White will bring Herodotus to life for children.
Herodotus (the Father of History) recorded the
background and struggles between the Greeks
and the “barbarians” in the 400s B.C., essentially giving a detailed history of various cultures,
religions, and lives in ancient times. White
translated the work into English but maintained
the spirit and flow of the original Greek. A very
detailed, straightforward look at ancient history.
Includes 50 illustrations. pb. ~ Rachel
000261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.00 19.95
History’s Greatest Speeches (7-12)
This anthology contains 25 of the world’s
greatest speeches. It presents the speeches
chronologically, beginning with Pericles’
Funeral Oration (5th Century BC) and ending
with Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address (2009).
Each speech is identified by its name, speaker,
and date. Short introductory sections place the
speeches in historical context. Some of the
speeches included are Martin Luther’s “Before
the Diet of Worms,” Patrick Henry’s “Give
Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” and Martin
Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.” There are
speeches by George Washington, Abraham
Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Mother Theresa,
Ronald Reagan, and others (please note that
Harvey Milk's “The Hope Speech” is included).
Use this book to supplement your studies, or be
inspired by the words of these great leaders as
you prepare for speech class. Edited by James
Daley. 225 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
017735 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.50
Great Speeches by Mark Twain (8-AD)
006701 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.50
Penguin Book of Historic Speeches (9-AD)
You’ve heard quotes from famous speeches;
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
But have you ever wondered the context in
which these quotes were said? This book
contains over 100 speeches that have caused
thought provoking conversation and change
in our world. Topics include Ancient, Kings
and Queens, the Birth of the United States,
Civil Rights, Social Justice, the Age of Lincoln,
and more. Read the words of Jesus, Moses,
Socrates, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King
World’s Great Speeches (7-AD)
Jr., Fredrick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, and
Many great people and many great times many more. 500 pgs, sc. – Laura
throughout the history of the world have been 023522 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00 12.95
remembered through speeches. It’s easy to
think of some of these in the modern times Lend Me Your Ears (9-AD)
– Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,”
Great Speeches in History is now in it’s 3rd
Richard Nixon’s speech to astronauts on the edition; this collection compiled by William
moon, John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, Safire is sure to be a valuable reference tool in
and Winston Churchill’s “Their Finest Hour,” your library with over 200 selections, includfor example. Perhaps not so easy to name are ing some speeches that were never actually
some of those speeches that have held their delivered (such as the one JFK was going to
place in time throughout the centuries – such deliver in Dallas.) Arranged by theme and
speeches as Julius Caesar’s “On the Treatment occasion, this large book includes inspirational
of the Conspirators,” Socrates on his condemna- speeches, trials, tributes and eulogies, political
tion and death, Danton’s “To Dare Again, Ever speeches, sermons and much more from a range
to Dare!” and Martin Luther before the Diet of important figures such as George W. Bush,
of Worms. Divided into seven parts, the 292 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Karl Marx, the Dalai
speeches in this book are drawn from: Earlier Lama, and Thomas Jefferson. Anyone who will
Times (Ancient Greece and Rome, Great Britain be facing an audience would benefit from the
and Ireland, the early United States, Canada, resources in this book. Think of your students
South America, South Africa, India, and China), who are acting, debating, taking logic or learnRecent Times (US domestic affairs, world affairs ing public speaking. Perhaps you have a college
and WWII, and US affairs and WWII), Modern student who wants to be a teacher or lawyer;
Times (US government, international affairs, what a lovely gift for them to be able to read
and the United Nations), Informal Speeches (of important speeches known around the world. In
the last two centuries), Important Speeches of the back is an index of memorable quotes from
the Sixties, Speeches by Black Americans, and these speeches. 1150 pp, hc. ~Sara
Speeches from the period 1974 – 1997. From 058315 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 31.50
Pericles and Isocrates to Alexander Solzhenitsyn,
Ronald Reagan, and the Earl of Spencer, these
speeches are a great resource for history, inspiration, quotations, and much more. Speeches
are indexed by topic, by nationality, and by
speaker for ease of reference. ~ Zach
041466 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.95
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Informational / Textual By Period or Topic
Fly on the Wall Series (K-3)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
035749Greek Hero
Asterix Series (K-AD)
035750 Pharaoh’s Egypt
Ancient history course a little dry? Kids need- 035752Roman Fort
ing to come up for air every ninety seconds in a 035753 Viking Longship)
desperate attempt to divert attention elsewhere?
Maybe you’re even somewhat thankful when True Books – Ancient Civilizations (2-4)
they do…? Asterix and Obelix are your readyThese little books pack a punch! Each is only
to-use answer! Set in Ancient Rome – the year 7” x 8.5” and is full of colorful pictures and
50 BC – when “Gaul is entirely occupied by illustrations sure to capture your child’s interest.
the Romans. Well, not entirely…” One village The narrative is quite readable and informative.
of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the There are a couple of true/false questions at the
Roman invaders, and while you might imagine beginning that challenge your child to make a
that life is hard for these villagers, it is even guess at the answers. Tough vocabulary words
harder for the legionaries in the fortified camps are written phonetically in parentheses and
surrounding the village. A secret potion gives clearly defined. For example, in the Ancient
the Gauls invincibility for a short time, making Mayan book they talk about carving pictures on
it very hard for the legions of Roman soldiers stone using tools made of obsidian (uhb-SIDto ever get the upper hand. They get a break ee-uhn) or flint, a hard stone. The books also
now and then, though, as the many adventures use the pronunciation help for words of speof Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix (man’s best cific languages like Odysseus (oh-DIH-see-us)
friend) take them all over the ancient world in Ancient Greece and tlatoani (tla-toe-AHN-ee)
– from Persia and India to Egypt and Athens, which is what the Aztecs called their leaders.
Switzerland, Britain, Corsica, Belgium, Spain I like this because kids don’t have to guess on
and many other places in between. The authors how to pronounce these unfamiliar names. 48
have masterfully captured the characteristics pp, pb. ~Sara
of each nationality and region and used them EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
to create this hilarious series of comic books 054415Ancient China
which bring the ancient world to life. Without 054416Ancient Greece
even realizing it, children will be introduced to 054417Ancient Maya
the different foods, ways of dressing, languages, 054418Ancient Aztec
architecture, and customs of these ancient peo- 054419Ancient Inca
ples. The cartoon drawings are very detailed 054420Mesopotamia
and comical and are accompanied by an
expertly written text full of word play and puns. Comix With Content (2-5)
While there is also a lot of fighting between the
Teaching history through a variety of mediGauls and the Romans – and the Gauls and ums always helps children retain interest – and
the Gauls – it is all in a similar style to the old important information. And comics are always
Batman series on TV – Bong, Pow, Biff, Crash, a good option. These fact-filled and historiand nobody’s ever hurt more than a band-aid, cally accurate comics by Bentley Boyd are a
a black eye, and some stars around the head. great addition to any history course (most of
Written back in the 1960s, this timeless series these titles focus on US history), easily tied in
was a favorite when my brothers and sisters and as a supplement or used as a springboard to
I were kids – and I still don’t think you will find launch further study in areas where children
a better comic on the market. Each stand-alone show interest. Each book usually includes four
adventure is 8 ½” x 11” and is 40-50 pages long different stories, in newspaper-type serial for(see our website for individual titles). You can mat, that summarize the events of the selected
also save money and enjoy the Asterix series at stories. For example, the book “The Civil Rights
the same time with the omnibuses. Three com- Freedom Train” looks at Jackie Robinson, Rosa
plete adventures are included in each volume. Parks, Martin Luther King JR., and Thurgood
Please see the book numbers on our website for Marshall. “World War 2 Tales” gives an overthe titles that are included.
view of the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor,
The Asterix Series is printed in the UK, so D-Day, and the Pacific island hopping. The
there are some British-isms, but they just add to full-color, detailed cartoons are well blended
the flavor. So join Asterix, Obelix, Dogmatix, with the text, and free teacher’s guides are availCacofonix (the bard), Vitalstatistix (the chief), able at 24 pgs, pb.
Unhygienix (the fishmonger), Geriatrix (the EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
village senior), Fulliautomatix (the blacksmith) 045904American Symbols*
and the rest of the village as they hold tight to 031670 Civil Rights Freedom Train*
their independence from Julius Caesar’s Roman 016776 Civil War Confederate Leaders
legions. - Zach
045912 Civil War, Volume 1*
EACH OMNIBUS . . . . . . . . . 22.99 15.95 045913 Civil War, Volume 2*
049982Omnibus 1 (Books 1, 2, & 3)
045905 Comix Economix*
049985Omnibus 2 (Books 4, 5, & 6)
045908 Constitution Construction*
051480Omnibus 3 (Books 7, 8, & 9)
031671Exploring the Americas*
051481Omnibus 4 (Books 10, 11, & 12)
045903 First Americans*
024170Omnibus 5 (Books 13, 14, & 15)
045919 Founding Fathers*
024182Omnibus 6 (Books 16, 17, & 18)
049795George Washington Leads the Way*
016026Omnibus 7 (Books 19, 20, & 21)
045910Go West, Young Crab*
004329Omnibus 8 (Books 22, 23, & 24)
045920Government By the People*
049983Omnibus 10 (Books 28, 29, & 30)
045922 Heroic Folk*
049984Omnibus 11 (Books 31, 32, & 33)
045915 Jamestown Journey*
031786 Lewis & Clark*
016778 Lexington Then and Now
045923 Moving and Grooving*
045921Reconstruction Junction*
046499Revolutionary City*
045907Revolutionary Rumblings*
045909Slavery’s Storm*
045916 Virginia Geography
031798 War for Independence*
045906 Wonder Women*
002356 World War I Web
031854 World War 2 Tales*
013867Superbundle . . . . . . 125.00 89.95
The name says it all! Includes all Comix
above noted with an (*), plus Ancient Africa
and Greeks, Romans and Countrymen.
Mysteries of History Interactive Books (2-AD)
I’m at a loss of how to effectively describe
how cool these books are! The scrapbook-style
books will take you on an incredible adventure
through the history of ancient Egypt, Rome, and
Asia. Pullouts, mini-books, flaps, heat sensitive
ink, a special treasure, and games line the 15
beautifully illustrated pages, visually detailing
the pyramids, samurai and ninja, mummies,
Roman amphitheaters, Greek rulers, Pompeii,
and more. An incredible supplement for ancient
history, an aid for your visual/kinesthetic learner, or just for fun! - Laura
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.95
Our Little ___ Cousin of Long Ago Series (3-5)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
033370Carthaginian 033398Norman
☼Ken Jennings’ Jr Genius Guides (3-5)
If you know a kiddo who just
loves to read fun books with
cool factual information, then
get them the set of all 3 of these
Junior Genius Guides! Each
book is chock full of names,
places and events with details
written in an engaging way. I
liked that you can read straight
through, or put it down and come back later. It
would be good to leave in the car, for example.
I would have read these again and again as a
kid, then astonished friends and family with my
random knowledge! Illustrations have a cartoonish feel. Pop quiz questions check to see if you
can recall what you just read. There are a lot of
thought provoking topics and even some project
ideas! The writing level is elementary, but I think
even a middle schooler would find these interesting. Black & white, about 5” x 8”, soft (but
firm) cover, 160 pp. ~ Sara
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
023131Ancient Egypt
016881Greek Mythology
016883 Maps & Geography
016905U.S. Presidents
059327 Collection of 3 . . . 23.99 15.95
Greek Mythology, Maps & Geography, and
U.S. Presidents in a boxed set.
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Geography Matters… series (3-6)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
025714 in Ancient Egypt
025755 in Ancient Greece
025758 in Ancient Rome
025766 in the Inca Empire
National Geographic Kids Everything Battles
Get a good grasp on all things combat: swords,
bows and plate mail, trench knives, rifles
and Kevlar. Everything Battles lives up to its
title. Learn about military campaigns, strategies,
customs, technological advances, and what
parameters define a victory, stalemate or defeat.
Presented in full color, high quality images of
knights, soldiers, pilots, generals, artillery, vehicles from all eras and loaded cover to cover with
stats, facts and trivia, this is a must purchase for
anyone who wants to know everything about
battles. By John Perritano & James Spears, with
National Geographic Explorer Mark Bauman.
64 pgs, pb. ~ Nick
016163 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Warriors: Greatest Fighters in History (5-9)
015498 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
Interactive History Adventures (3-8)
I loved these kinds of choose-your-own-adventure books when I was a kid and incorporating
historical events and facts into the stories makes
them even more entertaining. Each book focuses
on a different event in history, but it’s up to the
reader to choose the point of view to take. The
story will progress for a few pages and then the
reader must make a decision about what course
they want to take. Then, the reader turns to
the page directed in the book and sees what
happens based on the choice made. Choose
whether to be a civilian, patriot or British soldier during the Battle of Bunker Hill, whether
or not to rush for a lifeboat on the Titanic, what
job to take as an Irish Immigrant, and much
more. Each book has about 3 story paths, 35-45
choices, and 15 different endings. These ones
won't just sit on the shelf. Each book is about
112 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
010591Ancient Egypt
010623Ancient Greece
010624Ancient Rome
036032At Battle in Civil War
036033At Battle in Revolutionary War
036050At Battle in World War I
036053At Battle in World War II
011967Attack on Pearl Harbor
002547 Battle of Bunker Hill
011992 Battle of the Alamo
056074 Berlin Wall
013302 Building the Empire State
013313 Building the Golden Gate Bridge
013344 Building the Great Wall of China
013358 Building Transcontinental Railroad
002583 California Gold Rush
024723 Child Labor in the 1800s
010705 Civil Rights Movement
010731 Civil War
009694 Colonial America
010754Dust Bowl
024733Ellis Island
012049Exploring the New World
002593Golden Age of Pirates
009720Great Depression
024748 Harlem Renaissance
040275 Hurricane Katrina
056075 Korean War
005645 Life as a Gladiator
010785 Life as a Knight
010809 Life as a Ninja
005655 Life as a Samurai
005660 Life as a Viking
040276 Making of the Social Network
010815 Middle Ages
024759Oregon Trail
009756Orphan Trains
040278Race to the Moon
010840Revolutionary War
009815Salem Witch Trials
040284Sinking of the Lusitania
043986Spies of the American Revolution
043998Spies of the Civil War
044081Spies of World War I
044101Stealing Nazi Secrets in WWWII
036063Story of Juneteenth
002705Underground Railroad
040297 Vietnam War
036065 Voting Rights Act of 1965
040306 War in Afghanistan
012079 Westward Expansion
051957 World War I
010858 World War II
004988 World War II Infantrymen
005008 World War II Navy
051958 World War II on Home Front
005031 World War II Pilots
005033 World War II Spies
Jobs in History Series (4-8)
While history books typically spend 90% of
the time on rulers and major events, there was a
whole anthill of life-as-usual going on beneath
the surface! This series takes you straight into
the cities and culture of these civilizations in
looking at one hundred jobs that people of
that time held. Each chapter groups multiple
similar jobs together under one heading, such as
“Peasant Jobs,” “What-To-Wear Jobs,” “Artisans
and Performers,” or “Law & Order Jobs.” Each
job is described on a full or half-page, complete
with an amusing cartoon illustration of the
person in that job. The position is described
as if you were filling it, such as this one for a
Minister Coachman (from Warriors and Wailers)
that begins: “Are you looking for a job that has
prestige and lets you spend time in the great
outdoors?” With their lighthearted descriptions
and illustrations, young readers will digest these
quickly, and hopefully get a wider view of the
everyday world beneath the ruling class. 96
pages each, pb.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.50
032405Archers, Alchemists (Medieval)
011193 Kings and Carpenters (Bible Times)
017442 Warriors and Wailers (Ancient China)
Very Peculiar History (4-8)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
065318 Kings & Queens of Great Britain
065317 Charles Dickens
065320 William Shakespeare
World History Eras and Events (4-8)
Delivering bite-size chapters of world history, these small but detailed-packed, 32 page
paperback books are colorful and comprehensive. Each covers a particular time-period or
historical person. With maps, chronological
coverage, biographical sketches, and intriguing
anecdotes, the scope of history is presented in
an easy-to-follow format with engaging content.
Less threatening than a huge history text, these
little books will be picked up and devoured.
Geography, politics, culture, art, and lifestyles
are all incorporated into the “story.” ~ Janice
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
057295 Byzantine Empire: Society That Shaped the World
057296 Cecil Rhodes: Man Who Expanded
an Empire
Days of Decision (3-8)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
7.75 057297Enlightenment: Revolution in Reason
057298 French Revolution: Terror & Triumph
064804 Churchill and the Battle of Britain
064805Gandhi and the Quit India Movement 057299Geoffrey Chaucer: Medieval Writer
064807 Kennedy & the Cuban Missile Crisis 057300 Imperialism: Expanding Empires
064808 Mandela and Truth and Reconciliation 057301 John Locke: Philosopher of the Enlightenment
064803 Bush, Blair, and Iraq
057302 Justinian: Byzantine Emperor
064806 Hitler and Kristallnacht
057303 Leonardo DaVinci: Renaissance Artist and Inventor
Peeps at Many Lands (4-7)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 057304 Marie Antoinette: Controversial Queen of France
033469Ancient Egypt
057305 Medieval Islamic World: Conflict 033471Ancient Greece
and Conquest
033492Ancient Rome
057306 Medieval Times: England in the Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders Middle Ages
057307 Muhammad: Prophet of Islam
065067British . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
8.50 057308Reformation: A Religious Revolution
065068Egyptians . . . . . . . . 12.99 10.50 057309Renaissance: A Rebirth of Culture
065069Romans and Greeks 12.99 10.50
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100 Facts You Should Know in History (4-6)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95
028196 Kings and Queens
028208 Knights and Castles
028284 Weapons and Armor
035733 Myths and Legends
☼Spectacular Visual Guides (4-8)
As a visual learner, I have always loved books
like these as a history supplement. Similar to
the popular DK style books, each page is filled
with lots of colorful illustrations with informational captions. This series specifically focuses
on types of buildings – meet the soldiers and
traders at a Frontier Fort or the inhabitants of
Egyptian Pyramids. Maybe you’re in the mood
for a show – learn about gladiators and more in
Roman Colosseum or the classic comedies and
tragedies of a Shakespearean Theater. Great for
casual reading, unit studies, or supplements for
your own visual learner. Approx. 48 softcover
pages each. – Laura
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
010633Egyptian Pyramid
010696 Frontier Fort
010887Roman Colosseum
010895Shakespearean Theater
The _______ News (4-9)
“Extra, Extra, Read All About It!” We’re pleased
to “deliver” these history newspapers. Fun to
browse and packed with period information,
they provide a refreshing view of historic events.
Papers are formatted as “special editions” to
celebrate the era, allowing a broad range of time
to be realistically covered in the paper. The
Egyptian News contains News articles about
the pyramids (Soaring Success), the reunification of Egypt, the Hyksos, Hatshepsut (Queen
Rocks Nation), the death of Tut (Boy-King Dies),
“Murder Foiled” (you guess what this one’s
about!), and others. Lifestyle pages allow coverage of facets of the culture from religion to crafts,
from science to feasts and fashion - and much
more. This section also includes political pages,
business news, farming news, a tax review and
special report on the Nile. The classified ads
entertain as they describe various houses for sale,
building materials, and extermination services. A
concise timeline finishes up the news.
EACH NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
005310 Aztec005315
005311 Egyptian014535
005313 Explorers 005321 Roman
Story of the World Series (4-12)
First published in 1903, this classic series by
M.B. Synge takes students through all the major
events in Western Civilization, from earliest
recorded history to the end of the nineteenth
century. Each book has about fifty short chapters, with places, people, and events described
in a narrative manner, so that it seems that history is unfolding right before your eyes. Black
and white period illustrations appear throughout
the books, as well as famous quotes and Bible
verses. A Teacher’s Appendix in the back lists
sources for further reading or research. Approx.
230 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 11.75
046424 On the Shores of the Great Sea - Bk I
046422 Discovery of New Worlds - Book II
046421 Awakening of Europe - Book III
043294 Struggle for Sea Power - Book IV
046423 Growth of the British Empire - Bk V
Our Island Story (4-7)
This unabridged reproduction of the 1905
edition provides children with an extensive, yet
engaging history of England from Roman times
through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are
over a hundred chapters, although each one
is only several pages long. Chapters usually
focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch.
Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at
first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive
with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white
full-page illustrations are scattered throughout
the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess
043292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 17.95
Sterling Point Books (4-AD)
“Wow! Where did this awesome, high-interest
history series suddenly appear from, and where
did they get such great authors?” I wondered,
as I flipped through several of these volumes.
While I eventually got my answer, it was not
what I was expecting… The Sterling Point series
is actually made up of quite a few previously
out-of-print Landmark titles (which are always
in high demand among us homeschoolers!) and
other older history titles, all reprinted under
the Sterling Point name. That’s right, and the
series will continue to grow in the future, so
stay tuned! Some of the Landmark books you
might recognize below include Invasion: Story
of D-Day by Bruce Bliven, and Geronimo by
Ralph Moody. The titles have been reprinted,
with striking covers and new maps added.
Flipping through my stack of samples, I see
original publication dates from between the
50’s and 70’s, and even the titles that are not
official Landmark titles are well-written and
absorbing. I’m so excited that the publisher
has brought these titles back into print – which
means less digging through library book sales or
garage sales for those hard-to-find books! Books
previously published as Landmark books are
designated as such below. Paperback. – Jess
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
039883 Behind Enemy Lines: Young Pilot’s Story
039886General George Patton: Old Blood
and Guts
035053 Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint
039922Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on
Oregon Trail
Previously Published as Landmark Titles:
039888Geronimo: Wolf on the Warpath
039891Invasion: Story of D-Day
Exploring the Ancient World Series (5-6)
Surprisingly, these books are not about a
hidden society of baseball enthusiasts that predated the sport’s invention in 1839. Instead,
the Exploring the Ancient World series is a collection of books that provide a comprehensive
overview of the wondrous early stages of civilization. Topics covered are always presented
in the same order. Each culture’s origin and
relative lifespan are presented in the first chapter, while scientific discoveries or inventions are
covered within the second. The third chapter
discusses religious beliefs and noteworthy traditions and the fourth gives the reader a glimpse
into the life of the average citizen. Depending
on the civilization in question, the fifth and sixth
chapters will either be dedicated to trade routes,
the impact of the culture on the modern world
or the circumstances that have led to their disappearance. With full color pages that provide
vivid murals, masonry, statuary, painted scenes
and photography these books add a wealth of
content to a study session or presentation. 48
pgs, pb. 9 x 7 in. ~ Nick
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.10
001389Ancient China
016710 Byzantine Empire
Children’s Plutarch (4-AD)
Originally published in 1910, this collection of
classic Greek and Roman tales has been adapted for younger readers from the biographies of
Plutarch. Each book has twenty-one stories, plus
an introduction, preface, and brief biography of
Plutarch. Tales of the Greeks contains tales such
as Hardy Men of Sparta, Man with Many Faces,
and Conqueror. Tales of the Romans includes
Triumph, Red General, and Caesar and his
Fortune (to name a few). A few black and white
period illustrations by Walter Crane appear
throughout the book. By F.J. Gould. 157-166
pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
045352 Tales of the Greeks
045353 Tales of the Romans
Story of… Series (5-AD)
Helene A. Guerber’s vivid books about the
ancient empires are not new to our catalog,
though they are now available in a different format. The text is from the original 1896 edition,
including the maps and black & white illustrations, are printed in a 6” x 9” format, and do
not include the timeline or index. Please see
the description under “Nothing New Helene A.
Guerber” for more detail about the content of
the books.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 13.75
Ancient World (6-9)
Learn about history’s greatest civilizations with
the Ancient World series. Each book chronicles
the development of an ancient society with
large, readable text and bold vocabulary words.
Detailed color maps and stunning color photographs of places, monuments, artwork, and
artifacts draw you into these long ago worlds.
Incorporated throughout the text are “Past is
Present” sidebars, explaining how the discoveries and innovations of the ancient peoples
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are still relevant today. The back of the book
includes brief biographies of key historical
figures, an illustrated timeline, glossary, “Find
Out More” resource list, index, and information
about the author. In my sample, Ancient Egypt,
the book begins with an introduction about the
Nile River, followed by a chapter on the rise and
fall of the Egyptians. Other chapters explore the
roles of nobility, religion, and government; agriculture; daily life such as housing, sports, and
families; religion, mummies, burial customs;
and events that occurred after the fall of ancient
Egypt. “Past is Present” sections cover the contributions of Ancient Egypt to plows, beekeeping, and the calendar. Approx. 110 pgs, pb.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
the Politically Incorrect Guide™ to____ series:
guides that will shock your presuppositions and
confirm your suspicions, open your eyes and
give you good reason to take a lot of mainstream
“knowledge” with a grain of salt. These are hot
topics that touch every aspect of our society
today; issues that (according to the publisher
of this series) politically correct historians, academia, and the media have hijacked for use in
accomplishing their own agendas. The P.I.G.
series promises to bust these politically correct
myths with “cold, hard facts.” These titles are
authored by experts in their fields – people who
are well-versed in the arguments and details of
all sides of the debates and who do a fantastic
job of laying out facts and opinion, history and
interpretations in an engaging, often humorous
manner. So far, I have only read the guides to
Global Warming (see item #46735 in Science)
and The Great Depression, but I could hardly
put them down! I am looking forward to quite
an education in conservative thought and values
Women Aviators (7-AD)
as I read through the rest of the series. Please
065063 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.75 also see the P.I.G. titles in our Science, Bible,
and Reading sections. – Zach
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . 19.95 14.50
001638 … to Capitalism
001671 ... to the Constitution
003205 ... to Real American Heroes
006282 ... to the Presidents
001770 ... to Western Civilization
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . 21.99 14.95
001637 … to American History
046736 ... to Great Depression / New Deal
029791 ... to Socialism
004218 ... to the Civil War
☼A Classical Primer (7-AD)
Subtitled, Ancient Knowledge for Modern 001701 ... to the Founding Fathers
Minds. According to this author, if you wish 001727 ... to the Vietnam War
to understand the basis of much of western
Major Events in History - Series
culture, you must have some study of Greek
and Roman societies. Their language, history,
literature, philosophy, architecture, science and I Survived… (2-5)
technology have greatly shaped and influenced These works of historical fiction allow students
much of our society. This book, written in a to explore different disasters in history from a
clever, personable tone, explains key aspects of child’s perspective. While the characters are
each of these areas in understandable ways. The fictional, the facts surrounding the tragedies are
author distills and contrasts the Greek and Latin real. Black and white pictures accompany the
cultures. The language chapter, for examples text with facts about the events in the back of
contains several charts to help in explanation. A book. Approx. 100 pgs. each. ~ Alissa
brief bibliography and index are included. Great EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
for review or as a solid introduction to the clas- 058919Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
060066Great Chicago Fire, 1871
sics. 4” x 7 1/4”, 192 pp, hc. ~ Ruth
061892 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 12.25 015212 Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
051416San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
050738Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Politically Incorrect Guides (8-AD)
“No economic myth these days is more perni- 050737Shark Attacks of 1916
cious than the myth that the free market caused 064606 ☼Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
the Great Depression and the New Deal got us 050736 Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
out of it.” Hmm…I wasn’t aware that was a 028749 Nazi Invasion, 1944
myth. “Not only did government interference 051415September 11, 2001
with the market cause the Great Depression (and 050735 Hurricane Katrina, 2005
our current economic collapse), but Herbert 048097 Japanese Tsunami, 2011
Hoover’s and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s big 059258 Joplin Tornado, 2011
government policies afterwards made it much 055638 Collector’s Toolbox . 49.90 34.75
longer and much worse.” That certainly goes 059260 True Stories: Five Epic Disasters
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
against the flow of mainstream educational, political, and historical knowledge. What an
education this book on the Great Depression Explore 360 (2-9)
is! It’s a fascinating, entertaining read through EACH SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 15.25
the causes, actions, and effects of the Great 025460 Pompeii Book & CD-ROM
Depression, and the lessons that should have 025465Tomb of Tutankhamun Book & App
been learned for today (but obviously were 025486Titanic Book & CD-ROM
not). This is just one of the riveting titles from
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Graphic History Library (3-5)
If you have a reluctant
reader that struggles with
reading books you assign
for school and prefers comic
books to library books, you
might want to try out one
of these visually-oriented
topical history titles. Each
32-page book explores an
event from American or world history in a
format very similar to a comic book. Text
is conveyed through boxes of narration and
dialogue balloons, accompanied by full-page,
dramatic full-color illustrations and scenes.
Additional facts, a glossary, suggested internet
sites, recommended reading, a bibliography,
and an index are included as well. While the
text is fairly minimal, the essence of each event
comes across pretty well here, and each title is a
fast read. Although a serious reader will not get
much out of these, they offer a viable alternative
to struggling or reluctant readers, filling their
minds with something more educational - and
real - than typical comic-book heroics. - Jess
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.10
031742Adventures of Marco Polo
042146Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone
031743Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
031744 Battle of the Alamo
023512 Battle of Gettysburg
037627 Betsy Ross and the American Flag
037629 Boston Massacre
031745 Boston Tea Party
012014 Building of the Transcontinental RR
037631 Buffalo Soldiers and the American West
021825 Christopher Columbus: Famous Explorer
012029 Creation of the U.S. Constitution
031746 Curse of King Tut's Tomb
037637Dolley Madison Saves History
042147Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin
042151Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion
042152 Johann Gutenburg and the Printing Press
037651 John Sutter and the California
Gold Rush
042153 Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
012066 Lewis and Clark Expedition
037652 Lords of the Sea (the Viking)
042155 Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization
042156 Marie Curie and Radioactivity
012070 Mystery of the Roanoke Colony
037656 Paul Revere’s Ride
031747Salem Witch Trials
042158Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
042159Steve Jobs, Steven Wozniak & Personal Computer
037661Story of Jamestown
023639Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
023694Story of the Statue of Liberty
037668 Voyage of the Mayflower
037670 Winter at Valley Forge
042161 Wright Brothers and the Airplane
023698 Young Riders of the Pony Express
Stepping Stones Totally True Adventures (3-6)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
059994 $25,000 Flight
064533 ☼Climbing Everest
Adventure From History (3-7)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
065070 King John and Magna Carta
065071Story of Napoleon
065072Story of Nelson
Good Question! Series (3-7)
Get your questions about some of the major
events from history answered right here in this
series. 32 pages of colorful, illustrated questions and answers in each book give readers
an overview based on historical fact. The
American Revolution book asks and answers
18 questions, including: “Did it all start with a
snowball fight?” “What if you didn’t take sides?”
“How many battles did it take to win the war?”
“What weapons did the soldiers use?” and
“What do you call the enemy of an enemy?” to
name a few. Though not comprehensive, these
are interesting, colorful introductions to some
key events from history. Each paperback book
also includes a timeline. – Zach
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95
021246Did Christopher Columbus Really Discover America?
055487Did it All Start with a Snowball Fight? (American Revolution)
021249 What Are 3 Branches of Government?
029055 What Was America’s Deadliest War? (Civil War)
021252 Which Way to Freedom? (Underground Railroad)
029070 Who Were the American Pioneers? (Westward Expansion)
021260 Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote?
055490 Why Did the Whole World Go to War? (World War II)
☼Top Ten Series (4-8)
What determines the direction that history will
take? This series pulls together a collection of the
top ten things affecting history in a number of
different fields. Each event or person is featured
on a two-page spread, with an overview that
includes the key players, dates, and the lasting
affect on history. Computer-generated graphics, photos, and other illustrations enhance the
textual details through colorful visuals. Another
section of “honorable mentions” and a timeline
of events—to put everything in perspective
at a glance—finish off each book. These are
quick reads that introduce history’s top stories,
and maybe just wet the appetite a little! The
Scientific Discoveries book does mention natural selection and early human ancestry. 32 pgs,
pb. – Zach
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50
019520Inventions 019521Leaders
019522Scientific Discoveries
☼We Were There Series (4-AD)
History readers were a big hit in our home
school. They particularly enjoyed stories they
could easily envision themselves in. If you’re
looking for historical fiction, particularly for
your intermediate reader, this series is an excellent choice! Major events that have shaped our
nation unfurl before the eyes and lives of different young brother and sister duos. Integrating
fictional and actual characters, the plot draws
you along quickly, with exciting events and
story line. I can see them attracting any adventurous boy or girl—or parent! These Dover
books are unabridged editions of books originally written in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These
editions contain black & white illustrations and
are just under 180 pages in a 5” x 8” sc format.
Chapters are a great length as read-alouds for
younger ages, too. ~ Ruth
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
044834 Battle of Gettysburg
044866 Boston Tea Party
044868Driving the Golden Spike
044895 First Airplane Flight
Witness to History Series (6-8)
This fascinating series takes a close-up look
at major events in history, right alongside eyewitness accounts and primary documents from
each stage of the event. Each two-page spread
focuses on a different aspect of the event or time
period, with well-written and informational text
featured on the left-hand page, and an excerpt
from a primary document, personal recollections and memoirs, current newspapers or letters, and eyewitness accounts featured on the
right-hand page. Photographs, diagrams, period
artwork and artifacts are generously splashed
across the pages, to give you a visual and textual
sense of the event. The books also include a
timeline, suggested sources for further research,
and a list of primary sources on the internet web
at the end. I found myself entirely absorbed in
the eyewitness accounts in the review copy of
D-Day Landings when it came time to write this
review! - Jess
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.49
028886 French Revolution
028892Great Depression
028984Slavery in the United States
029077 World War I
029078 World War II Home Front
Daily Life / Occupations / Technology
Look Inside Board Books (PK-1)
These colorful, illustrated
books are filled with tons
of flaps on each page and
will walk you through life
in historical times. Some of
the flaps even have more
flaps underneath! In the
Castle book, we meet Lord
Robert and Lady Margaret
and learn about the structure of their castle,
jousting, becoming a knight, sieges and hunting. In Mummies and Pyramids, we find out
about building pyramids, mummification and
the burial process, and archaeology. – Laura
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.49
002664 Mummies and Pyramids
Living Long Ago (K-4)
This book describes the way of life of several
past civilizations. Details cover cultures ranging from ancient Egypt, Rome, and Europe,
to Native Americans, French aristocrats, and
medieval times. Facts include descriptions of
clothes and fashions, homes and houses, food
and eating, and travel and transportation.
012400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
Then and Now (K-3)
A visual introduction to the past, this colorfully illustrated Usborne book shows children
differences in the way 11 ordinary places have
changed over time. Each two-page spread
shows a scene from a familiar place such as
a store, a street, or the kitchen. The left-hand
view shows the way things appeared about a
hundred years ago, while the opposite scene
shows what each place looks like today. They'll
learn that in the past, cooking had to be done
by burning wood in a stove, shopping was done
by having the clerk package and weigh items for
you, and often several children all slept together
in one big bed! Designed to spark discussion
and get young children thinking about the differences between yesterday and today, they
are sure to learn some surprising things about
the past - and maybe even appreciate more the
conveniences of today! - Jess
026268 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
History Eyewitness Books (K+)
This exciting and enlightening collection
of hardcover and softcover guides provides
an excellent resource for comprehensive history studies. Each volume contains a host of
fascinating historical facts and information.
Superb full-color illustrations give the reader an
“eyewitness” insight into a variety of historical
periods. ~ Rachel
011596Ancient China
017333Ancient Civilizations
011623 Aztec, Inca and Maya
017162 Explorer
011630 Medieval Life
011632North American Indian
032274 Vietnam War
003237 ☼American Revolution
011619Ancient Egypt
011621Ancient Rome
011620Ancient Greece
045412 Bible Lands
021938 Civil War
045978 Judaism
055576 Shakespeare
036930 Wonders of the World
021983 World War I
021984 World War II
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I Wonder Why… History Series (K-3)
These books answer historical questions with
easy to understand, lighthearted answers and
illustrations. They are written in a question and
answer format with each pair of pages holding
two to three topics. Topics include the country, people, jobs, clothing, building, school,
language, and other areas of life. Smaller
illustrations are also scattered around the pages,
with captions to describe what is happening.
Younger children will enjoy learning about
cultures and customs through these stimulating
books. - Melissa
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
021572 Countries Fly Flags
011273Greeks Built Temples
035806 Pyramids Were Built
021591Romans Wore Togas
Visual Dictionary of a Community Series (2-5)
Travel back in time to see what daily life was
like for people living in the communities of the
past. These colorful, visually appealing books
feature spreads on various topics, with informative text, detailed illustrations, captions, and
labels. Some of the illustrations in the books
include town layouts, exterior/interior of a
typical home, clothing, tools, professions, and
household objects. For example, the Colonial
book contains information on the following topics: types of Colonial homes; life on a plantation; Colonial woodworkers, blacksmiths, and
ferriers; traveling in Colonial times; farm tools;
the kitchen; children; the milliner; Colonial
shops; and clothing. Young readers will enrich
their vocabulary while learning how people
lived in the days before modern conveniences.
Vocabulary words appear in bold throughout
the text, and a glossary and index are located in
the back. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
048920Colonial 048923Old West
048921Pioneer 006228 Victorian Life
You Wouldn't Want to ______! Series (2-5)
Or would you? I'm betting
not, especially after reading
this series. These interesting books describe exactly
what your life would be like
if you found yourself in any
of these historical situations.
The extremely interesting topics and humorous
illustrations and captions will captivate young
readers while educating them on the very real
conditions and aspects of people's lives in the
past. For instance, if you were a civil war soldier, what kind of weapons would you have
to use, what is life like in the army, where will
you sleep and what will you eat, what happens
if you are wounded, and what happened in the
famous battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg? The
fun text and variety of funny characters provide
lighthearted but factual answers to those questions and share much more about each unique
circumstance. There's a very good chance that
you wouldn't want to find yourself in any of
these situations; however, you'll definitely enjoy
reading about them! (Note: although the illustrations are very cartoony, a couple of books in this
series may still be a bit graphic for some parents
given the nature of the situation.) ~ Steph
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
051408 Be a Ninja Warrior
051409 Be a Pony Express Rider
051410 Be Cursed by King Tut
019248 Be 18th Cent. British Convict
019300 Be 19th Cent. Coal Miner in England
021477 Be a Chicago Gangster
009094 Be a Civil War Soldier
036840 Be a Crusader
009105 Be a Greek Athlete
033925 Be a Mammoth Hunter
009107 Be a Medieval Knight
048584 Be a Nurse During the American
Civil War
009108 Be a Pirate's Prisoner
009110 Be a Pyramid Builder
009112 Be a Roman Gladiator
022253 Be a Salem Witch
021478 Be a Samurai
048585 Be a Secret Agent During WWII
021491 Be a Shakespearean Actor
022258 Be a Skyscraper Builder
009117 Be a Slave in Anc Greece
039692 Be a Sumerian Slave
009123 Be a Viking Explorer
022280 Be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty
021533 Be a World War II Pilot
033926 Be an American Colonist
009130 Be an American Pioneer
011748 Be an Aztec Sacrifice
009175 Be an Egyptian Mummy
036842 Be at Boston Tea Party
039694 Be Cleopatra
036839 Be in Alex the Great's Army
009176 Be in a Medieval Dungeon
006611 Be in First Submarine
009185 Be on Apollo 13
022291 Be on the Hindenburg
021539 Be Joan of Arc
011025 Be Mary, Queen of Scots
023621 Be On the First Flying Machine
009213 Be Sick in the 16th Century
023622 Be Sir Isaac Newton
048586 Climb Mount Everest
023623Explore with Lewis and Clark
021593Explore with Marco Polo
036843Explore with Sir Francis Drake
009218 Live in a Wild West Town
011026 Live in Pompeii
057216 Live Without Antibiotics
060051 Live Without Bacteria!
039872 ☼Live Without Bees!
039899 ☼Live Without Boogers!
057217 Live Without Books
057218 Live Without Cell Phones
057219 Live Without Clean Water
039902 ☼Live Without Clocks and Calendars!
060052 Live Without Dentists!
039923 ☼Live Without Dirt!
057220 Live Without Electricity
060053 Live Without Extreme Weather
060054 Live Without Fire!
039935 ☼Live Without Glass!
039936 ☼Live Without Gravity!
060055 Live Without Insects!
039937 ☼Live Without Math!
039945 ☼Live Without Money!
039946 ☼Live Without Nurses!
039947 ☼Live Without Pain!
039948 ☼Live Without Plastic!
039950 ☼Live Without Poop!
039951 ☼Live Without Sleep!
039957 ☼Live Without Soap!
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039975 ☼Live Without the Internet!
057221 Live Without Toilets
040004 ☼Live Without Trees!
040033 ☼Live Without Vegtables!
040043 ☼Live Without Writing
060056 Live Without Vaccinations
022319 Meet a Body Snatcher
023625 Meet Typhoid Mary
019363Sail in Spanish Armada
011031Sail on an Irish Famine Ship
036844Sail on the Mayflower
009221Sail on the Titanic
033928Sail with Christopher Columbus
013490 Work on a Medieval Cathedral
021595 Work on the Brooklyn Bridge
036846 Work on the Great Wall China
051411 Work on the Hoover Dam
009232 Work on the Railroad
Excavating the Past (3-5)
Take a peek into the secrets of past civilizations. See how they lived, how they worshipped, and what they invented. Beautiful photography reveals the findings of archeologists.
This series is an excellent source of information
to supplement any history program. The books
include maps, timelines, sources for further
reading and a glossary. Please note: Excavating
the Past is written from a secular point of view
and refers to life in millions of years. Common
Era (c.e.) and before the common era (b.c.e.)
are used to reference dates instead of B.C. and
A.D. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Donna
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
032475Ancient Egypt
035707Ancient China
Ox, House, Stick: History of Our Alphabet (3-8)
Very interesting history of how our alphabet
came to us, tracing its evolution from ancient
times. Each letter’s Sinaitic, Phoenician, Greek
and Roman predecessors are shown, along with
explanation of its development to the letter form
used in what we fondly call our alphabet (aleph
= ox, beth = house) today. Of course, the Greeks
really named the alphabet as such, using their
names for the first two letters, alpha and beta.
The word for house or home (beth) in the Middle
East helped form the names of towns as well,
such as Bethlehem (house of bread), Bethseda
(merciful house) and Bethel (house of God). The
letter E was originally formed from a figure of a
person showing surprise (as in “Eeeeee”!). There
are lots of snippets of information about written
language throughout the book, from cuneiform
to keyboard, as well. Did you know the Greeks
had to learn all of their letters backwards and
forwards so that writing could be formed and
read “as the ox plows” (that’s boustrophedon to
you)? Do you know why the United States teams
enter the arena toward the end of the procession
when the Olympic games are held in an Englishspeaking country and toward the beginning when
the games are held in France or Spain? Ok, that
was easy. But do you know why one popular
font today is called sans serif? Or which letter
was once ordered out of the alphabet (hint – it’s
the letter which originally meant “weapon” or
“dagger”)? Ox = A, House = B, Stick = C, Water
= ? – you’ll have to read the book!
040175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
See more mythology titles in our Egyptian,
Greek, Roman and Viking history sections.
☼Mythology Oh My! Gods & Goddesses (5-8)
Open up this very kid-friendly introduction
to characters from Greek, Roman, Norse and
Egyptian mythology. The illustrations are simple
and quirky (not scary) and the language is a
hoot! Each section is written in the “voice” of
the particular god or goddess, each one getting
a page or two. The book also clearly states who
is connected to whom and how so, something I
always found hard to remember about mythology. This is meant to be read by the student
first hand and although officially designated for
middle-schoolers, a 3rd or 4th grader could read
it just fine. A glossary in the back will help with
vocabulary words and there is a small folded
poster in the back. If you have the other Basher
books, you will definitely want this one for your
reading collection. 7" x 7”, 128pp, sc. ~ Sara
014750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
☼Greek Myths and Legends (5-8)
Introducing children to the great myths may add
perspective to your historical or literature studies. For example, you may have heard the term,
“Achilles Heel” and wondered how it came to
be. Legend tells of Thetis dipping Achilles into
the River Styx to make him immortal. However,
she held him by the part of the heel we now
call our Achilles’ heel. This part didn’t enter the
water and therefore, he had an exposed area
of weakness. Or were you aware of the impact
of mythology on the writings of Shakespeare?
In this succinct, vibrantly illustrated book, you
will learn main characters and interesting facts
in Greek mythology, as well as similar stories
and characters from other cultures. Glossary
and index along with additional book and web
resource listings make this an amusing resource
to learn more about your favorite Ancient Greek
myths. 48 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
013436 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25
All About Myths (5-8)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25
026111American Indian Stories and Legends
026097African Myths and Legends
026112 Celtic Myths and Legends
026156 Chinese Myths and Legends
026166Egyptian Myths and Legends
026167Norse Myths and Legends
026176Roman Myths and Legends
Mythology (7-AD)
The New York Times Book Review called it "at
once a reference book and a book which may
be read for stimulation and pleasure." Edith
Hamilton has done a marvelous job in compiling and retelling these tales of so long ago.
From the gods of Olympus in the Greek tradition
and the gods of Rome they inspired, to the stories of love and adventure, of war and heroes,
and of families and royalty, this book covers
it all. In fact, it also includes myths of lesser
importance, myths of extreme brevity, and the
myths of the Norsemen. An incredible resource
that has been in use for more than sixty years,
its content is timeless. ~ Zach
004943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00
Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology (9-12)
Combining the works of such literary greats
as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, and other classical
authors, this book holds a collection of Greek
and Roman myths, as well as numerous stories
of the Norse mythology, medieval tales, and
Oriental fables. The stories are lively versions
merging favorite variations into a single coherent retelling. ~ Melissa
017575Dover Thrift Ed. . . . . 5.00
Archeological Mysteries (3-9)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
043101Secrets of Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas
043103Secrets of Mesa Verde: Cliff
Dwellings of the Pueblo
043116Secrets of Pompeii: Buried City of Ancient Rome
043117Secrets of the Terracotta Army: Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor
Archaeology: Wonders of Creation (5-AD)
Part of Master Books’ Wonders of Creation
series, this book is more historical in nature
than the other science titles. For the first time
ever in this series, they have written a book
with information tailored to three age groups:
5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-11th
grades. Text geared for each age group is
printed on a differently-colored background,
with the most basic information (who, what,
where, why and how) written to younger readers, and the most complex information (theories,
controversies) geared for older readers. Eleven
chapters discuss what archaeology is, and then
look at archaeology investigations at a number
of different ancient Middle Eastern sites, including Egypt, the land of the Hittites, Ur of the
Chaldees, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Petra, the
land of the Phoenicians, the Dead Sea Scrolls,
and Israel. An overview of the history of locations or cultures is provided in each chapter,
along with exciting details on recent discoveries
and narratives from the Bible that correlate with
the history of a place or related ruler. Maps,
full-color photos and notes from the author add
further interest. Although the differently-colored
blocks of text aren’t too hard to get used to as an
older reader, younger readers that have an interest in archaeology may browse other sections,
and will certainly be interested in perusing the
full-color photographs of sites and artifacts. A
separate 36-page downloadable study guide
includes vocabulary, short answer questions,
and hands-on activities for each chapter. Find it
at A wonderful supplement to any study of ancient history, and a great
resource for Christian students interested in the
field of archaeology. 96 pgs, hc. – Jess
044727 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.75
Biblical Archaeology Parent Lesson Planner
Archaeology isn’t a common topic for high
school study. This Parent Lesson Planner from
Master Books combined with The Archaeology
Book, Unwrapping the Pharaohs, and Unveiling
the Kings of Israel, provides a full one-year study
for one full high school credit. The schedule is
set up in 180 daily lessons with space to record
due dates and grades. There are also worksheets to complement the reading in each book,
along with tests, quizzes, and an answer key.
Reproducible worksheets (for homeschool families and groups up to ten) include short answer
questions and activities such as Bible readings,
timeline and map activities, research, and
more. Students will learn about the mechanics
of archaeology and vocabulary specific to the
study. Maybe you have a future archaeologist
– this study will get them started with a solid
Biblical foundation
015357 Parent Lesson Planner 17.99 13.75
BBLARCPackage . . . . . . . . . . 99.96 71.25
Includes Unwrapping the Pharoahs,
Unveiling the Kings of Israel, The
Archaeology Book, and PLP.
Architecture / Structures - Informational
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (PK-AD)
Though only one of the seven wonders of
the ancient world still stands, their greatness is
clear from their legacy. This book introduces
the seven legendary structures and explains
what we know about them – how and why they
were built, the function they served, materials
used, where they were located, and how they
eventually came to ruin. The book doesn’t go
into exhaustive detail; it just lays out the basics
in an easy-to-read, almost storybook kind of
way. Every other page in the book is text, while
the other is a full-page, full-color illustration of
the wonder being discussed. Readers will learn
a lot about various ancient civilizations and
the renowned monuments they made. By Lynn
Curlee, 36 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel
045944 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.50
Buildings, Bridges, and Landmarks: Complete
History (6-AD)
029884 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.50
Great Idea - Engineering (3-8)
See description in Science - Engineering.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
015586 Burj Khalifa: Tallest Tower in World
015589 Chunnel
015679 Great Wall of China
015688 Hoover Dam
015691 Large Hadron Collider
015732 Panama Canal
015785 Pyramids of Giza
015803 Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Story of Buildings (3-10)
063985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99
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David Macaulay, illustrator and storyteller par
excellance, takes us through the planning, construction, and ensuing battle at the castle sight
in Castle. A similar concept is employed in
each of these books, interweaving an interesting
story with historically accurate information and
detailed drawings. Use them alone or with a
unit study like the Greenleaf Guides.
Accompany Lord Kevin to his newly-acquired
lands in northwest Wales. The rebellious Welsh
do not recognize the authority of the English
king, so a castle will be necessary to stake his
claim on the land. A Caldecott Honor book.
014775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
042448 Full Color Edition . . 19.99 14.25
Cathedral: Story of its Construction
Times are good in Chutreaux, and the people
want to give thanks to God by building the
longest, widest, highest and most beautiful
cathedral in all of France, a project that will take
100+ years to complete.
014776 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
042449Revised, Full Color . 19.99 14.25
City: Story of Roman Planning & Construction
The Romans believed in central planning for
their cities to meet the needs of its citizens.
Here’s how they went about it.
014777 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
By David Macauley, this book follows the
tradition of the Ottoman empire as a wealthy,
elderly man funds a charitable foundation
consisting of a mosque, a tomb, a college, a
kitchen, and a public bath and fountain – a
project lasting over five years. – Rachel
020013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
Ancient Egyptians believed in eternal life,
but preservation of the body and protection of
earthly possessions were important parts of this
afterlife. Pyramids were designed to accomplish
014224 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
David Macaulay DVDs
A combination of spectacular live-action
sequences and cinema-quality animation brings
the stories of the Macaulay books to life. David
Macaulay hosts these DVDs that take you to
the modern-day locations (or ruins) that set the
stage for the stories. The animated stories add
to the interest, creating a fictional (but realistic
and historically accurate) portrayal of life in that
culture. These are educational videos at their
best - they both educate and hold the interest
of children.
EACH DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 19.50
036449Cathedral 036451Roman City
Wonders of the World Series (6-AD)
Some of the most amazing structures are the
ones that were constructed without the help
of our modern technology and design. This
series takes a look at some of the wonders of
the past. When the book is opened, one page
is full of text, and the facing page is completely
illustrated. The text introduces the structure,
and then goes back in time and describes the
circumstances and history surrounding the structure. Follow along the building process and see
how it was used and what happened to it. In
the back of each book, there are a couple pages
of information, which may hold maps, timelines, and/or glossaries. 46 pages, hc. - Melissa
Each book (except noted) 12.95
005407Great Pyramid
012475Great Wall
061354 Hoover Dam . . . . . . 9.95
012476 Machu Picchu
035437 Panama Canal
Architecture / Structures - Activities
☼Embossed Paper: Architectural Landmarks
of Europe (PK-AD)
Make your own paper models! Heavy,
embossed, crisp white cardstock is die-cut with
tabs on the sides to assemble your own Eiffel
Tower, Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
They are quite elegant-looking in white, but
you can use chalks, crayons, paints or colored
pencils to color or rub for interesting effects.
Each model goes together easily with tabs/slots.
You can also glue them together if you’d like. A
cool addition to a unit study on Europe or the
World Wars, these are a great gift item for any
Euro-phile! Add them to a unit on famous artists
or any art class you are using. I would use them
to decorate a classroom! ~ Sara
034592 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00
Wooden 3-D Puzzles (2-AD)
Beginning as flat boards, these wooden replicas are ready for you to assemble into a 3-D
masterpiece! Each set has roughly 3 to 5 boards
that are 9” x 14.5” in size. All the pieces that
are needed to construct the model are die-cut
within the boards, and are easily pushed out of
the frame with your fingers. Detailed instructions show you how each piece fits together so
you end up with a sturdy, impressive wooden
model. Some models have been pre-printed
with graphics to add realism, and the ships all
include rigging and sails. The Sphinx is one of
the smaller models, while the European Sailing
Boat is one of the larger. Their respective
dimensions are about 9”L x 4”W x 5”H and
18”L x 6”W x 12”H.
012207Castle . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 12.50
037053 Liberty Bell . . . . . . . 5.99
047722 Phoenician Ship . . . 11.99 10.50
047724Sphinx . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
030068 ☼Taj Mahal . . . . . . 11.99 10.50
050409 White House . . . . . 14.99 10.50
Famous Landmarks 3-D Puzzles (5-AD)
I have always loved those big foam 3-D
puzzles of castles and houses that you can
build and leave on display. Unfortunately, they
can be somewhat expensive, and then there’s
the “oops, we lost a piece!” factor. You can
only imagine my excitement when I saw these
little kits, which include everything you need to
build a miniature foam landmark. Inexpensively
priced, each box includes a sheet of pictorial
instructions and sheets of full-color, printed foam
pieces. Assembly is quick and easy – just punch
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the pieces out of the foam, connect the slots
and tabs together, and voila! You have a very
impressive-looking monument you can use for
display or decoration. I really can’t say enough
about them. The finished result is sturdy too,
even though the pieces aren’t glued. Each project
has a base of some sort, so you can pick them up
and move them, even drop them without causing
any permanent damage. Zach assembled our
sample, the White House, several months ago,
and it’s been gracing a group of file cabinets ever
since. With a diverse group of buildings and
landmarks to choose from, you can try one with
your next history, geography or architecture unit,
or build and display them just for fun! – Jess
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
EACH BELOW . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00
015925 3 Egyptian Landmarks
052048Aircraft Carrier
007018Eiffel Tower
020629Golden Gate Bridge
031494Independence Hall
016037 Leaning Tower of Pisa
012417 Lincoln Memorial
052050NASA Space Shuttle
007310Statue of Liberty
027517 ☼USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier
007321 White House
EACH BELOW . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 12.95
006922 Capitol Hill
052049 Mayflower
052052Roman Colosseum
EACH BELOW (except noted) 16.95 13.50
007190Neuschwanstein Castle
007266Notre-Dame de Paris
012455Taj Mahal
033127 Queen Anne’s Revenge 24.95 18.50
052053St. Basil’s Cathedral 32.00 21.95
052054St. Peter’s Basilica . 32.00 21.95
016043Statue of Liberty (LED)21.00 16.25
Same model as #7310, but with a lighted LED
base (requires 3 AA batteries not included).
027516 ☼USS Constitution . 20.00 15.50
☼National Geographic 4D Cityscape Time
Puzzles (7-AD)
Study history like never before with these 4D
puzzles! There are three steps to each puzzle:
first – assemble the puzzle; second – place all
of the plastic structures in their locations on
the puzzle; third – download the free app from
National Geographic which ties the featured
famous structures to fun facts of history, a trivia
game and an array of photos as only National
Geographic can supply! Each topographical puzzle (Ancient Rome is a cityscape) measures 22”
x 14.67” x 0.5” with 20 – 30 famous structures.
EACH PUZZLE . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 19.99
060645Ancient China
600+ pieces showing the whole region of
Ancient Imperial China.
060646Ancient Egypt
650+ pieces showing all of Ancient Egypt,
from Lake Nasser to the Mediterranean.
060647Ancient Greece
600+ pieces showing the Ancient Greek
mainland with inserts for other key Greek
sites nearby.
060648Ancient Rome
570 pieces showing a cityscape of Rome
with surrounding countryside and an insert
of Croatia.
Cut and Assemble Historical Structures (6-AD)
Build historical structures
that fit on your tabletop – no
hammer and nails required!
These paper model books
contain colorful illustrations
printed on sturdy 9 ¼” x
12 ¼” cardstock pages. The
cutout pieces are labeled to
correspond with the detailed
instructions and diagrams
located in the book. The main materials you
will need to complete the projects are just scissors and glue, though things like an X-ACTO
knife and a straight edge are also recommended
to make assembly easier. Historical information about the structures is given in the front
and back of the book, and the front cover features color photos of the assembled buildings.
Approx. 40 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
010892 Medieval Castle . . . . . 12.95 9.95
016784 Old-Fashioned Train . 11.95 9.50
Historical Fiction
Stepping Stones – Historical Fiction (K-3)
The Stepping Stones series from Random
House continues to do a good job of bridging the gap between picture books to chapter
books for younger readers. This particular series
focuses on high-interest historical fiction. 64
pgs, pb. - Enh
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 4.99
024269 Anna Maria’s Gift
Orphaned when her violin-maker father
dies, Anna Maria goes to live in a special school in Venice where she will be
taught by Vivaldi. When a jealous classmate
throws her violin into the canal, will her
memory of her father be lost?
028611 Hannah
Nine-year-old Hannah is blind. She wants
to go to school with all the other children,
but her parents want to keep her “safe” at
home. When the new teacher convinces
Hannah’s parents to send her to school,it's
only the first of many obstacles for Hannah.
051811A Time to Be Brave
Set in Copenhagen during WWII, David is
surprised when his father, a baker, somehow finds enough cream and butter to make
a tray of eclairs... for David to deliver.
047072 Horn for Louis
Young Louis Armstrong loves to play his tin
horn and yearns of the day he can buy a real
one. When some bullies break his tin horn,
he finds help in an unexpected place.
028691 Next Spring an Oriole
Follow 10-year-old Libby Mitchell on her
travels along the wagon trail in 1837 from
Virginia to Michigan.
028692 Night of the Full Moon
On the night of the full moon, Libby is
found visiting her best friend, Fawn, at the
Indian camp. When soldiers come and force
everyone to move off the land, Libby wonders if she will ever see her family again.
028702 Shadow of the Wolf
Libby and her family have moved to
Michigan where she reunites with her best
friend Fawn. Though happy to see each
other, the girls must come up with a way to
keep the Ottawa tribe from losing their land.
Canadian Flyer Adventures (1-4)
“The Past is nearer than you Think.”
The Canadian Flyer Adventure series stars our
heroes Emily Bing and Matt Martinez, two brave
children who have more courage than adults
thrice their age! Canada’s history is told from
the perspective of the two kids, who are able to
witness the past firsthand, due to a very strange
sled that can travel through time. From the high
seas of the H.M.S. Aid, the tropical Cretaceous
era in Alberta, or the bitter cold of Chilkook pass,
Emily and Matt are always ready to face any
challenge history sets for them! Each entry in the
series is easy to read, contains great artwork that
provides immediate context to each scene, and
even includes trivia Emily and Matt gleaned from
their adventure, as well as follow-up questions
from the author Frieda Wishinsky. The impressive artwork is penned by Dean Griffiths. ~ Nick
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
056361 Book #1: Beware, Pirates! (1577)
056363 Book #2: Danger, Dinosaurs! (Prehist)
056362 Book #3: Crazy for Gold (1897)
War Boy: A Wartime Childhood (2-5)
063692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.95
Pages of History (2-6)
James and Lance are middle school best friends
on a field trip to the Library of Congress. While
listening to a tour guide on headsets talk about
historical documents, James stops short when
the guide said it all began with the “Big Bang.”
He knows that God created the universe from
nothing, but there is never anything about God
in his history books. James is used to going to
school with non-believers, including his friend
Lance, and learning the truth at home from his
parents. The boys venture away from their group
and discover a mysterious hidden door… They
find a gateway to a journey through history
that will change their lives forever. In volume
1, they travel from Creation to the Reformation
captivating readers along the way and covering
96 major events/people such as the Exodus from
Egypt, Alexander the Great, the Magna Carta,
and the Inquisition. In Volume 2, James and
Lance are on a journey that finds them in jail for
treason in 16th century England. Will they live
to see the new world? Will James help Lance see
God’s hand throughout history? 64 major events
are in this second book. These books are perfect
for family time or individual study with their
unapologetic Christian worldview and engaging
approach to classical teaching. Vol. 1 444 pgs;
Vol. 2 332 pgs, hc. ~ Sara
013137 Volume 1 . . . . . . . . . . 19.95
013140 Volume 2 . . . . . . . . . . 19.95
POHSET Pages of History Set 39.90 37.80
scribe, he keeps a journal about his life to
sharpen his skills. He documents his view of
temples and pyramids, a hippopotamus hunt,
and a tomb robbery! Each soft cover book is
written by Richard Platt and illustrated by David
Parkins, approx. 115 pages, and packed full of
detailed illustrations, informative facts, and an
index for reference. – Laura
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
029640 Egyptian Diary:
Journal of Nakht, Young Scribe
029646 Roman Diary:
Journal of Iliona, Young Slave
Chosen Daughter Series (4-9)
The Chosen Daughter series
are wonderful pieces of historical fiction. Each one depicts
the life of a courageous woman
in history who allowed herself
to be used by God. Christine
Farenhorst writes two books
in the series: A Cup of Cold
Water and Wings like a Dove.
The first one is based on the life of Edith Cavel,
a WWI nurse who faced death assisting allied
soldiers. The second highlights the life of
Jeanne D’Albret, a queen who risked her life
hiding persecuted Huguenots. In Against the
Tide, written by Hope Irvin Marston, the story
of Margaret Wilson and the dilemma she faced
is recounted – to remain obedient to Christ or
follow the orders of the king. Lastly, Dr. Oma
by Ethel Herr captures the life of Countess
Juliana von Stolberg, a gifted healer, and her
granddaughter Maria. Weight of a Flame takes
place at the height of the Reformation in the
16th Century. Olympia Morata is determined
to remain firm in the Truth, despite the dangers
of not following Roman Catholicism. She’s off
to Ferrara to tutor the duchess’ oldest daughter,
but it turns out that this might only be the first
stop on a long journey that will take her far
away from home. All are paperback, around
200 pages. - Tasha
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
005594 Against the Tide
005599 Dr. Oma
005679 Wings like a Dove
045111 Cup of Cold Water
051716 Weight of a Flame
Bethlehem Books & CDs (4-AD)
If you’re looking for quality literature to feed
the imagination and present history in a readable, enjoyable format, then Bethlehem Books
give you many choices. These novels for all
ages tell stories of historical fiction about various
people and times. The personable characters
and richly textured, deeply moving novels from
different authors make history come alive in an
Historical Diaries (4-7)
These diaries make it enjoyable for young peo- unforgettable reading experience. ~ Rachel S.
ple to learn about living in ancient civilizations.
Roman Diary chronicles the story of Iliona, a Living History Series
Greek girl who is captured by pirates and auctioned off as a slave. While life is better than she Hittite Warrior (1200 B.C.)
anticipated, she must learn about the Roman This stirring novel takes place in Biblical times.
culture: daily life, politics, and the excesses It shows, through the life of an orphaned Hititte,
of the rich. This book is an Oppenheim Toy how Judea has always been the crossroads and
battlefield of contending nations. During his
Portfolio Platinum Award winner.
Egyptian Diary is about Nakht, a young boy great adventure, he finally comes to peace with
whose family is moving to Memphis, a city himself, the Hebrews, and God.
south of Cairo. As a student training to be a 004961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
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God King: Story in Days of King Hezekiah
(701 B.C.)
Egypt is being ruled by the Kushite dynasty.
Young Prince Taharka, a very minor royal son,
succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of Kush
and Egypt. He begins to find his way until a
treacherous plot pushes him into sudden exile
and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of
King Hezekiah, seeking help for Judea from
the Egyptians against the Assyrians. Taharka
must choose with whom to side. This novel
is inspired by research on the historical King
Taharka and his period.
021567 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
Herodotus and the Road to History (460 B.C.)
Labeled as the “Father of History,” the Greek
Herodotus traveled throughout the distant lands
of the ancient world and recorded past events,
customs, and geographical settings of exotic
places such as Syria, Persia, and Egypt. He was
the first man to do so. This book takes place
from Herodotus’ perspective and recounts the
tales of his many travels in easy to understand,
modern day language. – Enh
046480 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
Victory on the Walls: Story of Nehemiah
(445 B.C.)
Experience Nehemiah’s return to Jerusalem
through the eyes of his nephew Bani. Nehemiah
leaves Persia with King Artaxerxes’s blessing to
return to the ruins of Jerusalem, but in an empire
riddled with political intrigue, this journey is
far from easy. Full of confrontation and daring
risks, this 200 page, paperback novel by Frieda
Clark Hyman dramatically portrays the turningpoint in history where hope for the Jews is reestablished in the Promised Land.
011349 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
Archimedes and the Door of Science
(250 B.C.)
Through text and pictures, this novel brings
to life the ancient Greek mathematician who
enriched math and all branches of science. The
author discusses the man’s work, his discoveries, and the knowledge later based upon them.
000211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
Beorn the Proud (800’s A.D.)
Two cultures and faiths struggle against each
other in this exciting and powerful novel. You
can almost hear the clash of arms and taste the
great feasts in this authentic recreation of 9th
century Europe, when Viking raiders ravaged
the coast of Ireland.
004958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
Red Falcons of Tremoine (1100's)
Little Leo was the product of a happy marriage
between two feuding families – the de Mardans
and the Tremoines. After the death of both his
parents, Leo, at the age of two, was sent to the
Abbey to live, unaware of his parentage. When
he is fifteen, the Abbott tells him his story, and
now he is the only heir to both families, who
are still feuding. He becomes a squire for his
grandfather, Maurice de Mardans, who instructs
him in all the ways he will need to one day take
over. Leo and his grandparents are kindhearted
and virtuous, and he is happier than he has ever
been before – until his evil uncle Rolf Tremoine
plots to kidnap him. Will Leo escape and return
to his grandfather or will he be forced to stay
with the Tremoines as their only heir? Set in the
Middle Ages, this historical fiction novel is an
engaging read, and proves that ultimately, good
will triumph over evil. 239 pgs, pb. ~ Megan
012719 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
colonies in Greenland have reverted to their old
pagan rituals, and the inhabitants of the Western
Settlement have disappeared. King Magnus
sends Paul Knutson and forty men across the sea
to Greenland to verify the truth of these stories.
After the men confirm the disappearance of the
settlement, they follow a trail of clues south
across the seas toward “Vinland”—in search
of answers. The Norse expedition reaches
an unknown continent filled with surprising
animals and inhabitants. Will they solve the
mystery and return safety to their homeland? By
Elizabeth Coatsworth. 245 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
007032 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.75
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal (1580’s)
Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty
during Queen Elizabeth’s constricting reign in
the late 1580’s and beyond. You learn of Hugh’s
failures and triumphs along with an astonishing
amount of Irish geography/culture.
005144 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95
Madeleine Takes Command (1692)
Madeleine Verchere’s story is based on a true
account in colonial French Canada. Harassed
by Iroquois, the family’s fort must be on guard
constantly. Madeleine’s youthful leadership will
win the reader’s admiration.
005007Book . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
011305CD . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.75
Allison Bernhoft reads this fantastic tale in
If All the Swords in England (1164)
this unabridged, 4 hour, 4-CD set.
Young Simon, recently and tragically orphaned
in England, becomes a scribe who follows
the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Reb and the Redcoats (1780’s)
In an interesting twist, this novel shares the
Becket. The uncertainty of the tumultuous years
leading to the infamous cathedral slaying is story of the Revolutionary War through the eyes
heightened by Simon's separation from his twin of a British family to whom an American prisEdmund, who is in the service of King Henry II. oner of war has been entrusted. It deftly weaves
The book deftly recounts events leading to the themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot with likeable characters.
bishop's martyrdom in 1170.
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Hidden Treasure of Glaston (1171)
It's a time of trouble and political upheaval. The fighting between the Archbishop of
Canterbury and King Henry is over, nobles have
been exiled, and justice is, at times, administered by mobs. It is at this time that two friends
find faith through their adventures. Follow the
boys through friendship and danger as they
Beowulf the Warrior (500's A.D.)
This old-English classic is retold in modern experience the legends of King Arthur and the
English. Beowulf’s heroism and noble heart are Holy Grail, meet old hermits, and become
evident in this version of his three memorable involved with mysterious manuscripts.
011575 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.25
006230 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
Big John’s Secret (1218)
John, a 16-year-old squire, arrives in the Holy
Augustine Came to Kent (597 A.D.)
This novel tells the story of how Augustine and Land at the time of the 5th Crusade (1218). He
a select number of monks were sent to re-evan- is anxious to find his father, whom he has never
gelize England. Through the eyes of a guide/ met but may be dead already. John faces battles,
interpreter’s son, events that are significant to captures, and many setbacks before meeting a
the history of Christianity are vividly brought friar who teaches him that love and caring is
to life while adventure and love make the story better than violence and killing when it comes
to converting the “infidels” to Christianity. An
004948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
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pgs, pb.
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Son of Charlemagne (781 A.D.)
This many-faceted story will stir the imaginations of young people. Through the king’s son, Door to the North (6-AD)
we discover the grand dimensions of western The year is 1360 AD and King Magnus Eirikson
rules over Sweden and Norway—a united,
Europe’s foundation.
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Fear in the Forest (1790s) (4-9)
12-year-old Daniel was raised with a foster
family after his father died in an Indian raid on
the Ohio territory in the early days of America.
After living with them for three years, he begins
to feel like a burden. After meeting a visitor, he
decides to leave the family to look for work on
the supply lines that support US forts and troops.
As he learns more about the world around him,
he questions his own bravery. Will Daniel learn
to face his fears? Soft cover, 123 pages, with
occasional illustrations. – Laura
021661 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95
Switherby Pilgrims: Tale of Australian Bush
Miss Arabella Braithewaite
(a.k.a. “Missabella”
teaches orphan children living in
England in the early 1820’s.
Realizing there is no future for
these children in this era of
factory growth and child labor,
she plans to move her group of
ten orphans to Australia to take up a land grant.
Follow along with Missabella and the children
as they journey at sea and face the challenges
and triumphs of making a new continent their
home. By Eleanor Spence. 195 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
000730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
☼Judith Lankester (5-AD)
I’m such a fan of historical fiction! Step into
history with the Living History Library series from
Bethlehem Books. Set during pioneer days in the
1840’s, Judith Lankester moves from a Virginia
plantation to Indiana and must come to grips with
the differences between her upbringing and the
pioneer, Quaker lifestyle in which she now finds
herself. How does Judith respond to this severe
change, her family’s religion and their view of
slavery? Thirteen chapters with occasional black
& white illustrations, 200 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
027320 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.75
☼Old Sam and the Horse Thieves (1880’s)
This adventurous tale of 12 year old Johnny
Scott and his faithful horse Old Sam continues
in this book. After a bad injury ruins Old Sam’s
racing career, he is adopted by the Scott family
where, even though his gait is a little crooked,
he is still the fastest horse around.
One day, Johnny discovers that Old Sam is
missing, and it turns out that he has been captured by horse thieves! With no time to spare,
it’s up to Johnny to get him and the other missing horses back. Can a 12 year old boy really
take down two tough criminals? You’ll just have
to read to find out! A fun tale with a little bit
of a Little House on the Prairie vibe, perfect
for any horse or adventure lover, and based
on the author’s true experiences. 138 softcover
pages. – Laura
013256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95
Young Adult Library (9-AD)
Ides of April (60 A.D.)
Hylas is a young Greek slave in the household
of Caius Pomponius, a Roman Senator involved
in political schemes. When the senator is found
mysteriously murdered, the household slaves
(including Hylas and his mother) fall under
suspicion. Hylas escapes capture long enough
to enlist the aid of a young tribune, Camillus
Rufus. The desperate attempt to unravel the
threads of the political intrigue carries Camillus
into the presence of Nero and brings Hylas into
contact with the new secret sect of Christians.
Winged Watchman (1940’s)
Ten year-old Joris can hardly remember what 021568 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
life was like before the Germans took over
Holland. Now there are air raids, neighbors that Beyond the Desert Gate (70 A.D.)
Palestine in the first century A.D. is as dishave become German informants, and rations
for everything. However, his family still makes turbed and divided as it is today. Apollodorus
do as they run a mill called the Watchman. After takes a risk and rescues a man whom a Roman
he witnesses a plane being shot down, Joris gets patrol has left to die in the desert. When
his chance to help an RAF pilot, and the whole Apollodorus is killed by robbers, his three sons
family gets involved in the resistance move- are left almost penniless. The youngest boy
ment. A realistic, yet warm WWII story with a befriends the man rescued from the desert.
From him the boy learns the art of the scribe,
close-knit, caring family.
005232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50 and together they try to find their identity. A
serious story of an important time in history.
Sequel to the Ides of April.
Enemy Brothers (1940’s)
Around the beginning of WWII, British Airman 021565 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95
Dym Ingleford is convinced that the young
German prisoner, Max Eckermann, is his brother Anthony who was kidnapped years before.
Raised in the Nazi ideology, Anthony has by
chance tumbled into British hands. He keeps
trying to escape but eventually becomes content
Fairchild Family Stories (3-7)
in his new home. Just when Anthony begins to
This delightful series brings to life the Fairchild love his English family, a chance opens up for
Family, from responsible Althy all the way down him to return to Germany.
to capricious little Bonnie, and all three siblings 021566 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
in between. They live with their parents in the
hills of Kentucky and have many adventures Adventure Library
together. Set in the early 1900s, these tales are
a delightful reminder of the way things used to The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (1000's)
be, as well as a heartwarming and sometimes Christianity has recently come to Iceland, but it
humorous look at sibling interaction in a larger- is a time of transition between old customs and
than-average family. While the grade level list- Jesus’ teachings. Rolf’s father puts the value of
ed above is for self-readers, children of all ages human life ahead of ill-gotten gain, a decision
will enjoy these books as read-aloud stories. By that ultimately costs him his life and caused
Rebecca Caudill, pb, ~ 120 pgs. – Megan
Rolf to be unjustly outlawed. The tale describes
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017050 Happy Little Family - Book 1
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017389 Schoolhouse in the Woods - Book 2
017781 Up and Down the River - Book 3
The Red Keep (1165)
017750 Schoolroom in the Parlor - Book 4
This action-filled tale is brimming with the
Philomena (early 1900's) (3-6)
Set in pre-World War I Czechoslovakia, this
charming book tells the story of a twelve-yearold girl named Philomena. It has long been the
custom for girls in Philomena’s village to go to
the city to work as housemaids before coming
home to be married. Philomena’s aunt had gone
to the city years ago, but never returned. On her
deathbed, Babushka (Philomena’s grandmother)
instructs Philomena to go to Prague, find her
rich aunt, and perform service in her household.
So Philomena sets out on her journey, making
friends, gaining experience, and encountering
adventure – with guidance from her Babushka
in Heaven. Charcoal illustrations portray the
characters and unique setting of Eastern Europe.
By Kate Seredy. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
002837 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Historical Novels for Engaging Thinkers (5-9)
This series of fascinating historical novels is
perfect for students studying history and geography, and is a great addition to a study on
worldviews. Each book is set in a specific time
period: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and
Modern, and explore respectively, polytheism, monotheism, naturalism and pantheism.
These books are particularly relevant to young
readers, as each of the central characters is an
adolescent, thus providing teens a taste of what
it might be like to be a teenager in another time
and culture. Each of the novels is filled with
adventure, excitement, twists and turns that are
sure to captivate the reader from cover to cover.
Pb, approximately 100-150 pgs. – Rachel P.
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . . 12.95
010752 Secret of the Scribe - Ancient11.00
010738 Jeweled Astrolabe - Medieval
010736 Beneath the Cat’s Claw - Early Modern
010739 Rebel on the Path - Modern
HNFETP Package of all 4 . . . 49.85 49.00
authentic flavor of the twelfth century. Two evil
brother’s are thwarted in their attempts to take
over Lady Anne’s castle.
Adventure stories don’t get any better than this!
005146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95
Plus, the reader is drinking in history without
even trying! Even though G. A. Henty authored
Kitchen Madonna (3-6)
Quiet, 9-year-old Gregory and his preco- these books in the late 19th century, and the
cious sister Janet are very fond of Marta, their stories are set hundreds of years before that, the
Ukrainian nanny. However, Marta is homesick tales he tells are timeless. Bravery, chivalry,
and her old home in the Polish Ukraine, where heroism, leadership, faithfulness, determinathe image of a Madonna and Child brought tion and wisdom abound in these reprints. In
warmth and blessing to her home. Gregory some of the stories, the advance or defense
wants Marta to stay, so he sets out on the streets of Christianity is also an important part of the
of London to find a “kitchen Madonna” to make story. These books were originally written for
her feel at home. A touching story of child- boys, but anyone young or old who enjoys a
hood generosity. By Rumer Godden; 103 pgs, good adventure story will want to read these.
Available in hardbound, softcover and “featherhc. - Lisa
048261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50 weight” (mass market) editions.
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Please note that we offer Henty books from two
different publishers. We are listing them chronologically regardless of publisher. The hardcovers and softcovers differ in price between the
publishers, so they are marked as being either
Oregon Institute (O) or Library & Educational
Services (L).
We also offer audios from two different companies. Please see descriptions for these products
directly after all of the Henty novels.
For a complete list of the Henty titles that we
sell, please see our website.
EACH HARDCOVER (L) . . . . 24.99 17.25
EACH HARDCOVER (O) . . . . 22.95 19.95
EACH SOFTCOVER (L) . . . . . 16.00 11.25
EACH SOFTCOVER (O) . . . . 14.95 13.75
Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades
Part Norman, part Saxon, young Cuthbert
de Lance wins a stint as a page going to the
Crusades. Excitement and narrow escapes follow as Cuthbert gains a reputation for valor,
prowess, and resourcefulness.
004150SC (O)
001447 HC (O)
Boy Knight-Tale of the Crusades (1190)
This Dover edition is an unabridged republication of the book Winning His Spurs: A Tale
of the Crusades by G.A. Henty. Like all Henty
novels, it’s full of historical events and lots of
adventure. It’s about young Cuthbert de Lance,
part Norman and part Saxon, who wins a job
as a page going to the Crusades. Excitement
The Cat of Bubastes: Tale of Ancient Egypt and narrow escapes follow as Cuthbert gains a
(1250 BC)
reputation for valor, prowess, and resourcefulChildren will develop an understanding of the ness. 264 pgs, pb.
this ancient culture as they hear this thrilling tale 020893Dover Edition . . . . . . 6.95
of escape. When a high-priest’s son accidentally kills the sacred cat of the Bubastes, two of In Freedom’s Cause (1314)
the household slaves risk their lives to save him
A stirring tale of the Scottish War for
and his sister from execution.
Independence, complete with tales of bravery
004140SC (O)
001454 HC (O)
rivaling the deeds of mythical heroes.
017579Dover Edition . . . . . . 7.95
6.75 004143SC (O)
005001 HC (O)
017616Dover Edition . . . . . . 6.95
The Young Carthagenian: A Story of the Times
of Hannibal (220 BC)
St. George for England: A Tale of Cressy and
Interesting and adventurous tale woven around Poitiers (1340)
the Punic Wars.
During the reign of Edward III, the hero of the
004148SC (O)
001446 HC (O)
story begins life as a London apprentice. After
countless adventures and perils, he becomes the
Beric the Briton (61 AD)
squire and trusted friend of the Black Prince.
Beric, boy chief of a British tribe, is defeated 004145SC (O)
004146 HC (O)
by the Romans, trained as a gladiator, placed
in the service of Nero, and ultimately returns to A Knight of the White Cross: A Story of the
rule his own people. 398 pgs.
Siege of Rhodes (1480)
004134SC (O)
005003 HC (O)
As England is engaged in the War of the Roses,
Young Gervaise Tresham becomes a Knight
For the Temple (70 AD)
of St. John. Although originally this order
A young lad goes from working in a vineyard ministered to pilgrims traveling to the Holy
to the service of Josephus and fights for the Land, it became a great military organization
temple during the fall of Jerusalem.
out of necessity, as pilgrims increasingly were
004142SC (O)
006061 HC (O)
attacked, robbed, and enslaved by Moslems.
Gervaise becomes a commander of a war galDragon & the Raven (870)
ley patrolling the Mediterranean which was
Saxons and Danes fight for supremacy in infested by Moorish corsiar pirates. Learn how
England. A young Saxon takes part in the battles the Knights of St. John became the bulwark of
fought by King Alfred, is driven from his home, Christendom against the invasion of the Turks.
and resists the Danes. 238 pages.
004132SC (O)
004133 HC (O)
004141SC (O)
005000 HC (O)
By Pike and Dyke (1579)
Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman
The son of an English sea captain William the
Conquest (1066)
Silent in many dangerous missions.
Another wonderful Henty tale set in Britain 004135SC (O)
005002 HC (L)
centering on the events leading up to the Battle
of Hastings in 1066 A.D. - the time of the Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish
close of Anglo-Saxon rule and the beginning of Main (1580)
Norman rule. It is also a study of oaths - solemn Voyage with Drake on the high seas in the days
promises before God - and the consequences of when England and Spain vied for supremacy of
keeping and breaking them.
the sea. Wonderful historic content.
004155SC (O)
004154 HC (O)
032331Dover Edition . . . . . . 6.95
047307Dover Edition . . . . . . 8.95
By Right of Conquest: or with Cortez in
Mexico (1595)
An engaging tale about a young English man
caught amidst the conquest of Mexico by the
Spaniards. Action-packed.
004138SC (O)
001443 HC (O)
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Won by the Sword (1640)
The scene of this story is laid in France during
latter part of the Thirty Years War in 1640 the
time of Richelieu, Mazarin, and Anne of Austria.
The hero, Hector Campbell, is the orphaned son
of a Scottish officer in the French Army.
009252SC (O)
009251 HC (O)
True to the Old Flag (1775)
Harold Wilson fought in the American War of
Independence with the Loyalists. This adventure
gives that other perspective that is not seen too
often in the history books, that of the British side
of the war. Follow young Harold through frontiers as he experiences Indian attacks, escapes,
rescues, battles, imprisonment, and voyages.
Harold sails to England after the British surrender at Yorktown, returning to North America
later when things are a little different.
024200SC (O)
024199 HC (O)
In the Reign of Terror (1793)
Harry Sandwith, a Westminster boy, becomes
a resident at the chateau of a French marquis in
1793, and after various adventures accompanies
the family to Paris at the crisis of the French
Revolution. Imprisonment and death reduce
their number, and the hero finds himself beset
by perils with the three young daughters of the
house in his charge. After narrow escapes they
reach Nanates. At Nanates, the girls are condemned to death, but are saved by the unfailing
courage of their boy-protector.
009241 HC (O)
015154Dover Edition . . . . . . 6.95
One of the 28th (1815, Europe - Waterloo)
It was a decisive historical battle, a turning
point in history, and we get to live it out through
the eyes and life of Ralph Conway. Ralph’s story
takes you from his capture by a Dunkirk privateer to the West Indies, where he joins the 28th
Regiment. Their service takes them to Ireland,
and eventually to the Continent under the command of the Duke of Wellington - to the Battle
of Waterloo.
024075Softcover (O)
Tale of the Western Plains (1851)
This novel follows Hugh Tunstall, an English
boy who goes to Texas to experience the lawlessness of the West. - and experience it he does,
working on a cattle ranch, encountering hostile
Indians, chasing kidnappers, and more in this tale
of gunfights, roundups, and daring rescues. This
is a Dover unabridged republication of Redskin
and Cowboy: A Tale of the Western Plains,
which was published in 1891. 344 pgs, pb.
031474Dover Edition . . . . . . 8.95
With Lee in Virginia: A Story of the American
Civil War (1860)
A young Virginian planter and his widowed
mother struggle to maintain their plantation in
the face of the Civil War. Henty has chosen
a protagonist that cares well for his slaves, and
risks his life and reputation defending other
slaves against abuse. Serving under Lee and
Jackson during the war, he maintains his convictions and appreciation for slavery and slaves.
004151SC (O)
001449 HC (O)
010222Featherweight . . . . . 9.99
024684Dover Edition . . . . . . 9.95
In the Heart of the Rockies
(1860s, Rocky Mountains)
Disaster and danger overtake Tom Wade as he
looks for his uncle in Colorado. He is found,
but things don't settle down yet. Searching for a
gold mine, the small group is chased by Indians
and must survive some harsh terrain - the Bad
Lands - before reaching the mountains and
being overwhelmed by a snowstorm.
024065SC (O)
036393 HC (O)
032310Dover Edition . . . . . . 7.95
101 G.A. Henty Historical Novels on CD
This single CD contains text files of 101 of
G.A. Henty’s historical fiction stories including
the likes of Beric the Briton, For the Temple,
and In Freedom’s Cause in one convenient location! Text files can be opened with any standard
word processing software so that font types and
sizes can be tailored to your liking. Please see
our website for a complete list of titles. -Enh
004192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 19.75
☼Extraordinary Adventures with Henty Audio
Introduce your children to classic literature and worthy historical events! This new
series from Heirloom
invites children and
parents to live the
adventure with these stunning presentations of
the timeless stories told by G.A. Henty.
Superior sound effects, notable actors and a
magnificent musical score will leave you and
your children spellbound as you relive the expeditions and freedoms, the virtue and valor of
men and women who were determined to live a
life of character and faith. Biblical faith and confidence in God are evident in these abridged,
dramatized stories. Study Guide link included
which provides comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and Bible application.
An excellent introduction to timeless literature,
historical events and the power of faith in the
lives of ordinary people. I am eager to listen to
other stories that are to be developed by this
quality audio team! Each CD set runs 2-2 1/2
hours. ~ Deanne
EACH CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.97 22.95
026895In Freedom’s Cause
026911Under Drake’s Flag
063087 With Lee in Virginia
Workbooks / Activities - General
Big Book of Social Studies (K-6)
This is a book from a well-known author of
educational activity books – Dinah Zike. Based
around the idea of foldables – 3-D interactive
graphic organizers - she has outlined all kinds
of ways to incorporate hands-on activities into
your social studies program. In case you aren't
yet familiar with foldables, the first section of
this three-part book is an introduction to what
foldables are and the why and how to use them.
The second part teaches how to make foldables,
with instructions for one, two, three, and fourpart folds, as well as foldables with any number
of parts and foldable projects. Section three has
77 ideas for different foldable activities in three 043787Grade 3
categories: General Social Studies, United States
Six units cover: what a community is, kinds
History Topics, and World History Topics. The
of communities, work in communities, peobook is well illustrated, with lots of diagrams of
ple who run the communities, communities
the right folds and cuts to make. At the end of
change, and communities share.
the folding instructions section are several pages 043788Grade 4
of visuals and graphics to be copied and used
Seven units cover: our nation – the United
with the foldables. These hands-on projects
States, the northeast region, the southeast
would work equally well in a homeschool or
region, the north central region, the Rocky
classroom setting. 136 pgs, pb. ~ Zach
Mountain region, the southwest region, and
003016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95
the Pacific region.
Grade 5
Classical Kids (K-7)
Six units look at the following stages of the
I guess I wouldn’t mind staying in the house
United States: exploration and settlement
most of the time if my husband did all the
(first Americans-1650), search for freedom
shopping! Such would be the case if I lived in
(1650-1783), from sea to shining sea (1783Athens. Of course, I also wouldn’t have any
1850), divided nation (1820-1877), the
rights.... Spartan life doesn’t really appeal at all.
nation grows (1870-1918), and a world
And only if I lived in Sybaris could I actually
power (1920-today).
dine with my husband. This and other equally 043790Grade 6
fascinating revelations await in Classical Kids Five units cover: the world we live in
an activity-laden study of life in Ancient Greece
(people, geography, and resources), ancient
and Rome. Along with maps and helpful backcivilizations, rise of the west, the eastern
ground information, children study such facets
hemisphere, and the western hemisphere.
of life as dress, food, the arts, learning, occupations, crafts and the like. They’ll read Aesop’s Core Skills: Social Studies 2014 Edition (1-6)
fables, make a mosaic, learn about Eratosthenes’
New version includes coverage of recent hissieve, use a drop spindle, wear a toga, build torical events and other updated content.
an aqueduct, and learn a little Latin - among EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
other things. Almost a hundred activities and 031400Grade 1
031429Grade 4
projects help kids to learn about various aspects 031419Grade 2
031436Grade 5
of classical life. Upon reflection, I’ve decided 031427Grade 3
031441Grade 6
to become a Roman - did you know they had
about one holiday for every working day?
40 Fabulous Social Studies Activities (2-3)
007994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95
“Fabulous” is a word I rarely use but in this
case it’s entirely appropriate. These ARE good
Core Skills: Social Studies (1-6)
activities – creative, supportive, and very doThe term “social studies” encompasses a able. These hands-on activities are versatile
number of different disciplines – history, geog- enough to use with any history or social studies
raphy, economics, culture, government – but curriculum. Starting with a nice topic matrix
the one thing that ties these all together is the that shows you what activities support what
fact that studying these as a whole gives kids a social studies skill areas, the book provides clear
greater understanding and appreciation for the instruction with good illustrations, a materials
multi-faceted world around them. Their world. list, step-by-step directions, tips to make things
This reproducible, consumable workbook series a little easier and just a bit of textual content
begins with social basics, with exercises that called Content Connection. In this collection
test reading and picture comprehension and you’ll see some expected projects – collages
map and chart skills, as it works through many and dioramas, for instance. At the same time,
aspects of the life and history of America and other activities suggest the most creative use of
selected places from around the globe. Easy for paper bags and hangers that I’ve seen in a very
kids to use on their own, the chapters progress long time. Topics covered include geography,
at a steady rate, with one-page checkups at the map skills, places, time, history, people, citiend of each chapter and reviews and tests at zenship, environment, government, economics,
the end of each unit. First and second grade and, celebrations. Grade levels are listed as 2nd
books have unit projects also, where basic to 3rd grade but could easily be adapted for
instructions are given at the beginning of the higher grades. Patterns are included and reprounit, so kids can gather the information needed ducible for classroom use. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
for a presentation in one form or another, by 058904 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
the end of the unit. Each workbook is between
128-160 perforated pages long, has black and Profiles from History (3-5)
white pictures and illustrations and includes an
Most of us know that Captain Cook explored
answer key. – Zach
Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian
Each Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
7.45 Islands. But did you know that it was his hard
043785Grade 1
work studying math, navigation and astronomy
Five units cover: families, family needs and
that won him the recognition to be sent on
wants, where families live, work, and play,
those expeditions? These engaging books are
our country’s land and water, and families
full of little tidbits like that, with a focus on
of long ago and today.
the character of famous individuals, not just
043786Grade 2
their accomplishments. The lives of twenty
Five units cover: neighborhoods today,
famous individuals are examined in each book.
neighborhoods long ago, people work in
Volume 1 emphasizes explorers, inventors, artmany places, people make rules and laws,
ists, musicians, and statesmen, while Volume 2
and living together in neighborhoods.
focuses on American heroes (Volume 3 should
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be available late summer of 2011 and will
likely also feature notable Americans). Each
profile also features discussion questions, extension activities, word puzzles and timelines that
put the individual’s life in perspective to other
events of the time. Although required resources
for the Trail Guide to Learning curriculum, you
could use this in conjunction with any other
historical study that matches these themes.
Written by Ashley Wiggers from Geography
Matters. 200+ pgs each, pb. Reproducible for
family use. – Jess
EACH VOLUME . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 13.95
046584 Volume 1
Features 20 individuals who lived between
1200 and 1890. As a required resource for
Paths of Exploration, this volume focuses on
explorers and other groundbreakers.
049162 Volume 2
Subtitled, “Heroes of America’s Growth and
Freedom”, this volume features 20 individuals from American history including Patrick
Henry, John Adams, Clara Barton, Booker
T. Washington and more.
017552 Volume 3
This volume takes a look at ordinary people
in history who became world-changing leaders. From George Washington to Alexander
Hamilton and Helen Keller to Dwight D.
Eisenhower, this book will take readers on
a journey through the lives of these leaders
who made the world what it is today.
Daily Skill Builders Social Studies (3-6)
Warm up your class with one of the fun worksheets from these books! This series was created
in response to demand from elementary teachers
for something similar to the Daily Warm-Ups
series for older students. Each workbook contains 180 engaging worksheets, one for each
day of the school year. The worksheets are
short but very educational, perfect for starting
off class, occupying students while you are
preparing another activity, assigning as short
homework lessons, or using up those ten extra
minutes at the end of class! Within each subject,
a wide array of topics is covered using just as
wide of an assortment of activities. Worksheets
are completed using the child's own knowledge,
charts or word boxes included, or are easily
answered through simple research on the subject, encouraging children to use their textbook
or other resources to answer questions. The perfect accompaniment to any classroom. ~ Steph
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030479Grades 3-4 030481Grades 5-6
030480Grades 4-5
Ancient Science (3-7)
Subtitled "40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring,
History-Making Activities for Kids," this book
contains an assortment of activities to take kids
back in time, allowing them to recreate the discoveries of the past, or use what was "new technology" back then. The activities are arranged
chronologically through time, with each activity
given an introduction, list of (common) materials,
a step-by-step procedure, and a fairly lengthy
explanation. Additional ideas for extending your
investigation through each period of history are
also offered, as well as other timely, relevant
facts for each activity. After reading about a
Mesopotamian soap recipe, kids gather a few
materials to see for themselves exactly how soap
works. We've all heard of Archimedes' great
discovery made in his bathtub, now kids can
recreate and experiment with this concept - no
bath necessary. And although readers may be
surprised to know that the ancient Egyptians
made and used glue, they can whip up some of
their own to use. The equipment used is nothing fancy (chances are if the ancient Egyptians
owned it, so do we!), and the simple procedures
are easy enough for most kids to work through on
their own (although adult help is noted in several
activities). While the results of these experiments
won't necessarily come as a surprise, participants
are able to put themselves in the place of that
time period or civilization, and imagine that what
they're accomplishing was at one time regarded
as a very sophisticated method! Please note that
the book is from a secular publisher, most noticeable in the dating terminology (B.C.E./C.E.) and
in the first section of the book on early humans.
However, we feel that the value of the book's
activities overall outweighs these easy-to-omit
features. - Jess
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Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science
of Telling Time with 15 Projects (4-7)
003527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.50
World History Detective Book 1 (6-7)
Are you looking for a way to challenge your
middle school students while your youngers
are enjoying Story of the World (or another
world history course)? Becoming a world history detective will do it! This course combines
critical thinking and reading comprehension
skills with your students’ standards-based history studies (ancient and medieval history)!
Covered skills are impressive for this grade
level: using supporting evidence, drawing inferences and conclusions, distinguishing between
facts and opinions, understanding chronology
or sequence of events, use of vocabulary using
context clues, geographical and concept maps,
and timelines. There’s even grade appropriate
experience with college-level analytical essay
questions. The worktext provides a passage to
read followed by a series of questions - both
multiple choice/short answer as well as short
essay. A complete answer key is available in the
back which includes sample essay answers that
identify key points). Free bonus review lessons
are available at 362
pgs, pb ~ Janice
026753 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.99
Ancient Civilizations (6-9)
This 28-page workbook contains information
and activities about ancient civilizations that
have had a direct impact on the western world.
Twenty different civilizations are discussed,
including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome,
China, and India. Each civilization receives a
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brief description and a corresponding activity
or worksheet. Students will need a map of the
ancient world to complete the activities on four
of the pages in the book, but the other activities
just involve answering questions, defining key
terms, and solving puzzles. Most pages also
include a critical thinking question that requires
students to analyze the information they have
read. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.
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Document-Based Assessment for History (6-12)
Not really a “grabber” title, huh? What if I
explained that these books offer students the
opportunity to ponder historical issues in light
of historical documents and then write an
informed essay on the topic? Wow, what a
great way to add a critical thinking and writing
component to your history studies! Each book
contains 20-23 “Document-Based Questions”
(DBQs) to study, covering either world history
or American history to the present. Each DBQ
has a guiding question or topic and follows a
similar format. The lesson begins with historical
background, followed by a series of suggested
steps for the student. In Part A, introductory and
explanatory text is provided with excerpts from
primary or secondary historical documents, with
one or two questions following each excerpt.
Documents may be letters, speeches, books
from that time period, or secondary source documents from historians who have examined the
documents and come to their own conclusions.
The questions require students to draw from the
short excerpt and think about the issues. By the
end of Part A, they have read several different
excerpts and seen multiple viewpoints to the
issue. At this point they’re ready for Part B, the
essay portion. Here they are asked to write an
essay on the lesson’s topic by using what they
have learned and supporting their opinions from
the documents. A grading key at the end of the
book offers answers for the questions, sample
essays for each DBQ, and teacher comments.
Historical issues examined in U.S. History
High School include economic opportunities
in the Colonies, growth of political parties,
antebellum reforms, progressivism, the civil
rights movement, separation of church and state
and more. Middle school issues include the
motivation of Europeans to explore America,
causes of the American Revolution, Indian
removal, the New Deal, immigration, costs and
benefits of winning WWII, and more. Global
History covers the fall of the Roman empire,
Africa before European arrival, causes of the
French Revolution, absolutism and democracy,
imperialism in India, causes of WWI, the Cold
War, 20th-century China and more. This series
is from a secular publisher, so you will not find
much religious content, and you will find more
“politically correct” content. On the other hand,
the books are open-ended, and essays are more
likely to be graded on structure and organization than on personal opinion! Whether you’re
a secular homeschooler or if you can overlook
some statements you may not entirely agree
with, these books offer terrific opportunities for
historical analysis and essay writing! – Jess
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040045U.S. History Middle School (6-8)
040044U.S. History High School (9-12)
041790 Global History (9-12) 25.00 19.25
World History Map Activities (7-12)
A wonderful way to incorporate geography
into your world studies! Besides teaching
basic map concepts like longitude and latitude,
they help teach the facts and ideas of history;
each map becoming a do-it-yourself visual aid.
There are 35 map activities in all - each with a
research and instruction sheet and a map to be
completed, that span history from “Ancient Near
East” to “Africa: The New Nations”. Some maps
are examples of historic concepts and terms.
The map of Africa in 1914, for example, is a
vivid portrayal of the concept of imperialism.
Some activities are self-contained, some require
reference to a text, others require some research
in an atlas or encyclopedia. These sheets are
not keyed to a particular text, but should work
well with whatever text or course you choose
- or use by itself as a survey course. A key is
provided for each of the exercises, but there is
no key for the map work. Sheets are reproducible (for within your home).
006063 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.00 19.95
Workbook / Activities - Period-Focused
☼Hands-On History Lap-Paks (K-2)
Your younger elementary students can easily
learn right along the rest of the family with this
wonderful resource from Home School in the
Woods. Each lap book in this series offers over
a dozen projects to creatively reinforce lessons.
The activities include coloring and drawing
and offer practice in basic cutting skills and
penmanship. These printable masters, available
on handy CD-ROMs, are detailed and contain
printing and assembly instructions for each
project. Final project photos are provided as a
guide. The second component is a topic-related
text. You can either print that 24-page booklet
to be stored with the completed lap book or fit
the pages individually in a binder. Additionally,
your child can follow along with the included
audio reading of the text. A resource list for further study is provided. The Ben Franklin study
more deeply investigates his life and work.
In Knights, explore their Code of Chivalry,
heraldry, and life. For individual family use.
School and co-op license fees available from the
publisher. Win/Mac compatible; Adobe Reader
required. ~ Ruth
EACH LAP-PAK . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
059814 Ben Franklin
059815 Knights
Hands-On History Lap Paks (3-8)
EACH PAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 064295U.S. Elections
065691 Wonders of the World CD
History Lapbooks and Kits (K-8)
What’s more interactive than a test? More
fun than a report? Able to leap all assess930
ment and feedback hurdles in a single fold? A fun projects (like making your own marbles or
lapbook, of course? “What’s a lapbook?” you a toga), and engaging activities (such as holding
ask. Visualize a tri-fold table-top presentation a Roman dinner party where everyone lounges
display and then downsize it to file-folder size on cushions and eats finger food or bartering
and you’ll be getting the idea. From the home- like they did in Ancient times by making homeschooling approach that brought us “narration” made items to trade with family or friends). The
(Charlotte Mason & Ruth Beechick), now we Colonial America book includes information
have lapbooks - and what a fine idea they are! about Native Americans and the colonists, plus
Lapbooks are made of refolded and connected fun projects such as making your own butter,
colored file folders. Then, utilizing the minia- candles, and johnnycakes. With a nice mix of
ture book concept of Dinah Zike, the student reading and doing, these books will be enjoyed
prepares and attaches various small books to the from start to finish. Approx. 90 pgs. – Melissa
file folders. These books are a way of recording EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
information learned in a particular study and 042551Ancient Egypt
presenting it in an interesting and high-recall 042552Ancient Greece
sort of way. Wouldn’t you find it easier to 042553Ancient Rome
remember the parts of a feather if the informa- 046638 Colonial America
035470 Native American Cultures
tion was displayed in a feather-shaped book?
Although anyone can start “from scratch” 055247 Wild West
and make their own lapbook for any subject
or study, much of the work has been done History Pockets (1-6)
for you with these CD-ROMs and kits from Supplement your elementary studies of history
Knowledge Box Central. The CD version (Win/ with memorable activities and a personalized
Mac-compatible) allows you to print the small book of projects and the facts they've learned.
books and compile/attach them as you progress Each book is divided up into a series of units,
through the study. It also allows you to eco- each unit representing one pocket in their book.
nomically provide for multiple students (such Each unit contains several parts, including an
as a co-op class) but does not include any file overview page for you, and then a title for
folders. The pre-printed version provides all the the pocket, a "Fast Facts" bookmark or picture
printouts needed for one lapbook, but you must dictionary cards, an "About…" page or small
provide the file folders, then cut out and put booklet to read and discuss on the topic, an "Art
the booklets together as you add the informa- Reference Page" (for the upper levels), and varition. If file folders are hard to get ahold of, tag ous activities to complete and include in your
stock or tag board can be used as a substitute. pocket. For example, in the Native Americans
The pre-assembled version does all the cutting book, in the Tlingit unit, there's a title for the
and assembling work for you leaving only the pocket along with several picture dictionary
need to fill in the information. My first thought cards, a fact sheet, a booklet with illustrations
was that I would prefer the pre-assembled ver- for the child to color, and then two craft projsion saving me all the work. However, further ects - creating a potlatch mask that the Tlingits
contemplation brought me to the conclusion wear to special occasions, as well as a totem
that there would be more educational value to pole layer book. A selection of pocket contents
“building” the lapbook as the student progressed from an upper grade book such Ancient Egypt
through the course. Please see our website for in the "Daily Life" unit would include a pocket
the CD-ROM and Pre-Assembled versions of title, 'Fast Facts" bookmark with facts about life
in ancient Egypt, an "About Daily Life" sheet
each lapbook. ~ Janice
to read, an art page featuring ancient Egyptian
EACH PRE-PRINTED LAPBOOK (except noted) . . . . 26.9925.75 clothing, and activities including dressing a
figure in ancient Egyptian clothing, making a
025869 Ancient China
necklace of six important Egyptian symbols, and
040548Ancient Egypt
making a small book on ancient Egyptian dwell040551Ancient Greece
ings. Most projects, patterns, and everything
040554Ancient Rome
040566 Colonial America . . 25.99 24.75 else to be included in the pockets are reproducible for your own use. All the pieces you need
040574 Middle Ages
061956Vikings . . . . . . . . . 26.99 25.75 in this book are included for your use, and there
are very few (if any) time-consuming projects,
as most of them require only a paper pattern
Explore History! (1-4)
This fun series combines interesting text copied from the book and used, making this an
with creative hands-on activities. Each book easy way to combine some hands-on extra fun
is divided into a handful of chapters covering and personality into your history study, without
an array of different topics. For example, the expending a lot of time and effort on projects,
Ancient Rome book is split into the following for moms running a little short on time.
eight chapters: Let’s Explore Rome!, Home EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.50
Sweet Villa, Eat Like a Roman, Time for School, 019095Ancient Civilizations (1-3)
Be Glad You’re Not a Gladiator!, High Fashion, 019101 Life in Plymouth Colony (1-3)
Emperors Rule!, and Gods and Goddesses. As 019103Native Americans (1-3)
you can tell by the chapter titles, the text is high- 016036American Civil War (4-6)
interest as well as informative. The pages of text 016040American Revolution (4-6)
are also sprinkled with black and white “fun” 016060Ancient Rome (4-6)
illustrations, cool facts, bold “words to know,” 019096Ancient Egypt (4-6)
and jokes. After a few pages of text, each 019098Ancient Greece (4-6)
chapter includes a few activity ideas. These 019100Explorers of North America (4-6)
include recipes (such as making a round loaf 019099 Colonial America (4-6)
of bread or a tasty version of a dormice dish), 019102 Moving West (4-6)
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Famous Figures of _____ (1-8)
I’m not an arts and crafts sort of gal. There’s not
much that will get my fingers itching for a pair
of scissors. But, you guessed it; these did. First
of all, the art work is wonderful – accurately
detailed and colorful. Secondly, the figures look
like they would be fun and satisfying to make
and use (they move). Thirdly, I could imagine
my kids (as they used to be) engaged in hours of
creative play with the figures – over and above
any use we might make of them with historical
studies. And yes, I suppose I should mention
that they were probably created to be used with
history unit studies (an MOH customer/mom
first mentioned them to us). The book (designed
to be disassembled and the figures cut out) is
of heavyweight cardstock. There are two sets
of each figure – one full-color, and one blackand-white line art to be colored in (definitely a
colored pencil project). At the front of the book
is a pictorial guide to each figure that includes
a detailed biographical sketch and a companion
reading list for each figure (read-aloud as well
as independent reading). There are complete
instructions for assembling – using small brads
or eyelets – with a letter key printed on the back
of each figure for easy assembly. A hole punch
and fasteners are required for assembly. ~ Janice
044446Ancient Times . . . . 19.95 17.95
Narmer, Khufu, Sargon the Great,
Ashurbanipal, Nebuchadnezzar II, Cyrus
the Great, a Greek Hoplite, Aristotle,
Alexander the Great, Qin Shi Huangdi,
Hannibal (and his elephant), Julius Caesar,
Caesar Augustus, Jesus, Constantine, and
004123 Medieval Times . . . 16.95 14.95
Justinian I, Theodora, Richard I (The
Lionheart), Leif Eriksson, William I (The
Conqueror), Genghis Khan, Francis of
Assisi, Marco Polo, and Joan of Arc.
045029 Renaissance . . . . . . 16.95 14.95
Johannes Gutenberg, Christopher Columbus,
Isabella I, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo,
Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I,
William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei.
004136American Revolution 16.95 14.95
Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Daniel
Book, George Washington, John Adams,
Molly Pitcher, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere,
Soldier of the continental Army, and Thomas
031920 Civil War . . . . . . . . 16.95 14.95
Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Soldier of
the confederate army, Frederick Douglas,
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman,
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee,
Ulysses S. Grant, Soldier of the Union Army
Hands-On History Activity Books (2-8)
These are chock-full of ideas for studying different time periods in history. Activities include
crafts, recipes, writing, games, and much more.
Each activity includes informational text that
relates the activity to a topic you would study
for that time period. A great way to add more
hands-on activities to your unit studies, textbook
studies, or co-op studies. Please see specific
time periods in history for more details on the
titles below, and also see our Geography section
for other hands-on activity books in this line that
focus on other countries and cultures.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
006217Ancient Greece
006221Ancient Rome
006561 Colonial America
006318 Medieval Times
005448Native American
Make it Work! History (3-6)
If your family enjoys a truly hands-on approach
to history, if the trite, cardboard-and-markers
approach to imitating the ancient people's crafts
disappoints you, of if you want to get in there
with the kids and actually do some history, then
this series is sure to excite you. In each 64-page
book, a basic timeline and some facts about
life in that culture form the backdrop for the
activities, and then we jump into more "everyday life" topics, such as clothing, food, home,
work, education, the arts, religion, inventions,
and more about each civilization. That's where
it starts to get interesting. With each of these
topics, very impressive projects are included
so the student can truly "make their own" item
from history. For instance, in the Ancient Egypt
book, after learning about transportation, they
will make their own model reed boat, when
learning about food, they can make their own
fig cakes, when reading about Egyptian entertainment, they'll make a harp, a sistrum (a type
of rattle), and so on. By the time they're done,
they will have amassed an impressive array of
projects including a workable loom, Egyptian
clay pots, a model chariot, a model villa, their
own game of senet, a mummy mask, and more.
And I haven't even covered clothing! Far from
having them create dinky armbands and crowns
out of aluminum foil, boys and girls alike can
transform themselves into ancient Egyptians
by making simple tunics, sandals, wigs, chest
jewelry, and even weapons such as battleaxes
and shields. Add a little of Mom's makeup,
and "poof," you're now teaching a classroom of
eager little Egyptians. Each project is detailed
in step-by-step instructions, accompanied by
pictures demonstrating what to do. The materials used are mostly things you already have
around, except you may need to stock up on raffia, balsa wood, plaster of Paris and a few other
items. Throughout, the books are abundantly
illustrated with full-color photos of kids in their
traditional gear, models of the homes, scenes,
artifacts, and 3-D maps of the land, and pictures
to guide you through the projects as well. For
kids who want to go all out, these are some of
the best history activity books I've seen. - Jess
EACH BOOK (exc noted) . . . . 8.95
018995Ancient Egypt
019004Roman Empire
019002Native Americans . . . 7.95
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Maze Adventure Series (3-8)
Puzzle-lovers will learn a lot about ancient
cultures as they travel up, down, left, and right
in these maze books. Each book is made up of
nine mazes that build on each other, become
increasingly more challenging, and follow the
plot of a story. Each maze covers about three
pages, as there is a page of text and then two
combined pages for each actual maze. In the
Pyramid book, you’re helping a young boy find
his father, who is lost in a newly constructed
pyramid. As you search through the village and
pyramid, the young boy gives a sort of guided
tour of the pyramids, their construction, the
living conditions of the builders, and a brief
overview of the burial practices and beliefs of
the ancient Egyptians. Storming a Castle book
has a similar format, but you get to help rescue a boy’s father from a dungeon while you
learn about medieval castles. While the mazes
themselves are fun activities, the beauty of these
books is that children will be enthusiastically
exploring the secrets of each building and reading about various aspects of each culture. The
mazes are full-color but can be reproduced for
classroom use, and solutions are provided in
the back of each book. A must-have for puzzle
lovers or a fun supplement to ancient Egypt or
medieval history. 32 pgs, pb. - Jon
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
020867Search for Pirate Treasure
034128Secrets of the Pyramid
034131Storming a Castle
Draw and Write Through History (3-8)
These fun and educational
supplements 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, whether drawing
the Trojan Horse, the black
stallion of Alexander the
Great, or a Viking ship. Each book is divided
into several sections that cover 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 detailed drawing instructions for all different aspects of the picture, and
concluding with a page of information about
the time period for students to copy to practice
their penmanship. For example, in the Creation
Through Jonah book, the section on 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, these books are sure
to bring the ancient times to life. Approximately
60 pgs. ~ Megan
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
017304 Creation Through Jonah
040197Greece and Rome
043363 Vikings and the Middle Ages
048075Napoleon to Lady Liberty (1800s)
049836Invention, Exploration... (20th Cent)
Great Projects You Can Build Yourself (4-7)
Hands-on activities are great for adding some
fun to your learning, especially when it comes
to an exciting subject like these different historical periods. Each book provides 20 or more
hands-on building projects and activities that
only require easy-to-find materials like drinking
straws, spray paint, rope, newspaper, flour, foil,
etc. Detailed step-by-step directions are given
for each project. There are lists of materials
needed and an estimated time it should take to
finish each project, but there’s much more to
these books than just the activities. Each project
is combined with historical facts, anecdotes,
biographies, and trivia that somehow ties in
with the project. Text boxes, captivating “Did
You Know?” segments, and “Words to Know”
sections (which define various historical terms)
all come together to get the most educational
value out of the fun hands-on projects in the
books. Included are black and white illustrations and diagrams that add a lot of interest to
the information. So, learn about Ancient Egypt
as you build your own papyrus boat or bake
some flatbread; become a pioneer out west as
you construct replica sod houses, learn to cross
stitch, and make your own butter; send secret
coded messages and construct your own model
Anderson shelter as you learn about WWII;
sip homemade apple cider as you learn about
colonial America and make your own yarn and
cloth; and journey to medieval times as you
make a model thatched roof, construct a mini
trebuchet, create beautiful grails and stained
glass, and so much more. With tons of fun projects and great information, these books are great
supplements to any history study. Each book is
122 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK (except noted) 15.95 11.50
017509Ancient China . . . . 21.95 14.95
040531Ancient Egypt
035981 Colonial American
Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors (4-8)
The Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Nubian and
Hittite civilizations and cultures each have their
own section in this early history unit study. It
all starts with a parallel timeline of the four
cultures, with approximate and actual dates
noted, so you can see what was happening in
each of these civilizations simultaneously. The
time period addressed is from the first Egyptian
pharaoh, about 5,000 years ago, to the defeat
of Queen Cleopatra by Octavian (30 BC). An
introduction gives you some background into
the locations and basic history of the cultures.
Each civilization contains units on architecture,
clothing, writing, work, food and religion,
accompanied by one or several activities. So
children can make a model Egyptian boat as
they learn about trade on the Nile River, make
Sebetu Rolls as they learn about Mesopotamian
dietary habits, make a shaduf as they learn
about farming in Nubia, or write in cuneiform
as they learn a little about Hittite law. All of the
activities accurately reflect ancient methods and
customs and can be completed with common
(mostly household) materials. Anybody for a
little Hittite Hummus on those crackers?
007992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95
Mysteries in History (5-8)
If students think history is boring, it’s probably
because they’re taking it for granted that most
things have been figured out long ago by whitebearded historians. That’s hardly true; history
is “riddled” with mysteries ranging from what
happened to King Tut to who killed JFK. Maybe
by putting students in the “driver’s seat,” investigating these questions for themselves, they’ll
find that they really do enjoy history! Each of
these unique activity books includes 9-10 different mysteries related to American history, world
history or ancient history. Each mystery incorporates all the background information needed
and several activities where students draw upon
background information, organize data, and
generate their own hypothesis of what may have
happened. For each mystery, there are lesson
plans for the teacher which offer suggestions for
introducing each mystery and how to guide the
activities. Because some of the activities may be
rather time-consuming, each mystery is divided
up into five days of work. The reproducible
student and activity pages follow, including
an “attention getter,” a graphic organizer, and
several pages of background information on
the topic. All the information they will need
to do the activities and form a hypothesis about
the mystery is included, so there’s no “urgent”
need to research further – unless you want to!
The reproducible activity pages ask students to
use and apply information from the background
information, or to use their creativity to generate possibilities or retell stories related to the
mystery. These would be fun activities to use
periodically along with your study of history to
further “investigate” topics that probably already
fascinate your student just by a casual mention
in their text! – Jess
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 14.95
033131American 033133World
Story of Western Civilization (4-8)
This unique series from Educators Publishing
Service combines a chronological tour of history with reading comprehension. This course
will give a good overview of Western civilization, all while working on your child’s reading
comprehension skills at the same time! Read
the detailed description in our Reading Skills:
Comprehension section for more information.
- Jess
EACH STUDENT BOOK . . . . 15.15 11.95
026317 How Civilization Began
026312Greece & Rome Build Great
026321 Middle Ages
Civilizations of the Past (5-8)
If you’re looking for an interesting supple026336Teacher's Guide . . . . 4.85
ment to your history program, these reproducible workbooks will be a beneficial source.
Correlated with National Curriculum Standards
for Social Studies, each workbook also includes
a National Standards Matrix. In addition, a
timeline is provided, which gives important
facts and information about the time period.
Beginning with a one-page reading selection
presenting facts and information about the topic
being studied, the workbook then moves to a
knowledge check. This will assess the student’s
understanding of the reading selection with
matching, multiple choice, and critical thinking exercises. A map follow-up uses a map to
answer various questions. “Explore” pages are
high-interest learning activities that keep the
students engaged. For instance, in the Medieval
Times workbook, there are activities relating to
cathedrals, castles, or even stained glass windows. Specifically designed to accommodate
different learning styles, these workbooks offer
alternative methods of instruction. For example,
online resources are available for struggling
readers, offering a modified version of the
text. A glossary and answers are included in
the back. The impressive amount of material
covered coupled with the knowledge sheets
and activities make these workbooks a valuable
resource in your study of history. ~ Gina
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.99 10.25
055150Egypt & the Middle East
055151 Medieval Times
055153 World Civilizations & Cultures
Carson-Dellosa Ancient Civilizations (5-8+)
If you’re looking for a hands-on approach to
teaching that makes the past come alive, then
these activity books are for you. Each workbook
contains stories and facts about the civilization
and then has review and quiz pages for the student to answer questions, fill in blanks, locate
things on maps, and identify and define words.
Drawings, pictures, and maps throughout the
book illustrate the information being provided.
Answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.
012369Greek & Roman Civilizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.99 10.25
Topics include timelines, alphabets & language, wars, leaders, dynasties, cities, art,
architecture, games, the Roman Republic,
emperors, spread of Christianity, entertainment, the army, maps, and map activities.
012370Greek & Roman Mythology
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 10.95
Topics include: Olympian gods and goddesses, Greek and Italian geography, creation, King Midas, Hercules, Trojan War,
the Odyssey.
012371 Mayan, Incan, & Aztec Civilizations . . . . . . 13.9910.25
Topics covered include: discussion of the
Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, Incas, and Aztecs;
religion; agriculture; arts and crafts; medicine; daily life.
Classical Companion (5-9+)
There are so many great hands-on activity books available for young children it’s
nice to see a resource for older ones! Rosalie
and Charles Baker, founders and co-editors of
Calliope magazine, have compiled this informational activity resource for students learning
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about ancient Greece and Rome. The five
main chapters are organized in an interesting way - each focuses on Ancient Greece or
Rome’s struggles with a challenging competitor.
Chapters include: Persia vs. Greece, Greece vs.
Rome, Carthage vs. Rome, Gaul vs. Rome and
Egypt vs. Rome. In this way we learn about the
political and landscape of the time, great kings
and military leaders, historic battles, culture,
and more. Each chapter begins with a summary
of the conflict, followed by short articles that
focus on specific battles, people, related stories,
and other cultural tidbits. After the articles,
you’ll find a short play related to chapter’s topic,
with a cast of 7-12 characters. These could be
fun for reading aloud or for performing if enough
participants are available. Plays are followed by
projects, such as making a Greek chiton, building a model Roman camp, or hosting a Roman
dinner. Please note that several projects relate
to religious customs or holidays celebrated by
the Greeks and the Romans, and you may wish
to simply read about the custom instead of
replicating it. Two puzzle pages follow, with
crosswords and other worksheet activities based
on vocabulary and facts from the articles. You’ll
find answers to these in the back of the book.
Finally, you’ll find a “Companion” section at the
end of each chapter with ideas for additional
research including comparison topics, essay and
report topics, topics for debate, and suggested
additional activities. Although recommended
for the upper elementary and middle school
grades, many of these activities would be of
interest to older and younger students to do with
a family or co-op. Pages may be reproduced for
one classroom or family only. 184 pgs, pb. - Jess
042101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 18.95
Voices from Primary Sources (5-12)
This series of workbooks brings American
and World history to life through the people
who experienced it firsthand. A number of
primary source documents such as diary entries,
speeches, political cartoons, and photographs
are included along with document-based questions that help build reading comprehension and
social studies skills. Additionally, Voices from
Primary Sources explains how to read and use
secondary sources such as maps, graphs and
timelines. A number of practice tests at the
end of each volume evaluate students’ ability
to work with historical documents. Most of
these tests are presented in two parts: shortanswer questions and essay writing. Helpful
teacher resources are included, such as an
introduction explaining the importance of document-based questions and an overview of the
workbook’s layout, as well as a highlight of the
book’s prominent features. A list of objectives
is provided to help teachers assess students’
understanding of major ideas, eras, themes and
turning points in history. Other helpful features
include a rubric for evaluating document-based
essay assignments and a full answer key. Pages
are perforated for ease of use. Primary Sources
is an excellent choice for supplementing any
American or World history program.
pages, reproducible. ~ Rachel P.
Each Workbook . . . . . . . 16.99 12.75
023317American History
023322 World History
Coloring Books / Paper Dolls / Activities
Life In...Coloring Books (3-AD)
If your children like to color, why not capitalize on their interest by supplying them with
a study of an ancient civilization at the same
time? While nowhere near a complete study,
the accompanying text is interesting and informative. As with the Field Guide Coloring
Books, coloring these scenes while studying
is probably a good way to fix a picture in the
mind’s eye and help you to retain images of that
Personally, I favor the idea of actually “being
there” via period costumes, customs, festivals,
and other props to re-enact life in these periods.
However, I don’t have the time (or remaining
energy) to do all this. But I can sit down and
color with my kids while we talk about the past.
No preparation, no planning, no time demands.
It may not be “the best” way to relive the past,
but it’s an enjoyable alternative that fits with my
time (and energy) limitations!
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . . 3.99
014367Ancient Egypt
014610Ancient Greece
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . . 4.99
011642Ancient Mexico
000445Ancient Rome
000446 Celtic Times
013551 Colonial America
014368 Medieval Castle & Village
043736Old Japan
Classical Ingenuity (5-9+)
If you’re spending any time
studying the architecture and
art of the ancient world, you’ll
want to have this resource
packed to the brim with information, projects, puzzles, and
suggested writing extension
activities! Five chapters examine the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the
classical temple, ancient artists, the engineers of
Rome, and the discoveries of the Greeks. Like
the Classical Companion, above, the first part of
every chapter contains short descriptive articles
on the topics covered, accompanied by blackand-white photos. Just in case students can’t
appreciate studying ancient art, pains have been
taken to provide examples of how ancient art
and architecture continue to influence modern
artists and architects. A project or two follows,
including making a mosaic, building a model
Greek temple, and making a sundial. Puzzle
pages for each chapter include word puzzles,
matching, and crosswords. The last section is
the “Companion” section which lists quite a
few suggestions for additional research, writing,
debate, and hands-on activities. Answers are
included, and activity pages are reproducible for
one classroom/family. 160 pgs, pb. - Jess
042102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 16.50 Dover Historical Coloring Books (PK-AD)
Several of these are already listed separately
Primary-Source Activities: World History in appropriate places in this section. They are
Topics (3-9)
historically accurate, include limited but inter043868 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 13.75 esting text, and contain suggestions for coloring.
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Most books are between 32-48 pages. Boost™
editions, subtitled "seriously fun learning," are
aligned to the Common Core with specific standards noted at the bottom of each page. A free
teacher's manual can be downloaded from the
Dover website. .
EACH BELOW . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
006148Abe Lincoln
013938Adventures of Hercules
020958Adventures of Ulysses
016560American Legends and Tall Tales
015517American Sailing Ships
032278Around the World
032285 Blackbeard & Other Notorious
006251 ☼Chef Lorenzo’s Foods Around the World
017586 Christmas Around the World
013031 Civil War Fashions
021169Daniel Boone
032296 Famous Trains
005875 Famous Women of the
Civil War
030450 Fashions of the Old South
006475 ☼Fun Facts About Everyday Inventions
013511Gods of Ancient Egypt
022237 Historic American Landmarks
016819 History of the Civil Rights Movement
013328 History of the Sword
012158 History of the White House
028653 Holidays Around the World
016829 Horses in Battle
038779 Horses of the Old West
014430Indian Tribes of North America
020852 King Tut
022631 Kings and Queens of England
006114 Knights and Armor
006121 Lewis and Clark
013551 Life in Colonial America
013582 Medieval Castle
000447 Medieval Jousts and Tournaments
030628 Medieval Tapestries
064148 ☼Mountain Men - History of Fur Trapping
024653Norse Gods and Goddesses
060881 Pirate Queens
015203Samurai Arms and Armor
015380Samurai Warriors
013080Soldier’s Life in the Civil War
030384Sparta! Warriors of Ancient World
017674Story of Sacajawea
023436Story of the Alamo
020119Story of the Civil War
023439Story of the Pilgrims
051075Teddy Roosevelt
024683 Wigwams, Longhouses, etc.
024686 Wonders of the World
031673 World War II Warships
EACH BELOW (exc noted) . . . 4.99
030059 American Heroes
013022American Presidents
022533 Ancient Egyptian Design
014595 Castles of the World
013475 Celtic Fashions
013480 Chinese Fashions
005777 Civil War Uniforms
002721 Colonial and Early Amer Fashions
060854 Columbus Discovers America
002723 Cowboys of the Old West
020941Early American Crafts
001218Early American Trades
013495Empire Fashions
006120 Everyday Dress of the Colonial Period
014602Exploration of North America
013036 Famous American Women
017601 Fashions of the First Ladies
005934 From Antietam to Gettysburg
017610George Washington
013042Great Native Americans
030173Greek and Roman Fashions
013514Greek Gods and Goddesses
024616 Heroes & Heroines of American
051059 Historic North America Forts
015521 Historic Sailing Ships
013048 Jewish Holidays and Traditions
013068 Medieval Fashions
013593National Parks
013072Old-Fashioned Farm Life
005878Renaissance Fashions
024676Sistine Chapel
013081Stories from Old Testament
014087Story of Christopher Columbus
020118Story of the American Revolution
013622Story of the California Gold Rush
005886Story of the Underground Railroad
006072Story of the Vikings . 5.99
031782Story of World War 1
030641Story of World War II
013089Tudor and Elizabethan Fashions
013090 Victorian Fashions
001143 Western Pioneers
Bellerophon Coloring Books (3-AD)
These coloring books are not historical coloring books in the same vein as the Dover line.
Illustrations to color are actual reproductions of
art from ancient sources and reflect the style and
culture of the period.
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 4.95
004383Alexander the Great
Famous images and mosaics depicting
weaponry, statues, people, and conquests
of Alexander's empire. Also gives a detailed
history of Alexander from his birth to death
and tells of influences he had on the world.
001584American Revolution
Each page has a banner illustrating a character speaking such as Patrick Henry's,
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!!"
From The Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's
Ride, and The Signing of the Declaration of
Independence to The British at Yorktown.
011571Ancient China
These incredible pictures from Chinese history are sure to be a delight to color.
Captions and small boxes of text tell the
significance of each picture.
020098Ancient Egypt
Renderings of art work by ancient Egyptians
in tombs, pottery, etc.
020099Ancient Greece
Includes Olympian gods and goddesses and
scenes of daily life: music making, dance,
chariot and foot races, etc. The illustrations
are reproductions of artwork from ancient Greek painters that appeared on pottery,
frescoes, temples and tombs.
001567Ancient Near East
Meet Gilgamesh, a famous Sumerian hero;
soldiers of Lagash; the Goddess Asherah;
Assyrians; Phoenicians; Elamites; the Big
Horse of King Ashurbanipal and more!
020100Ancient Rome
Drawn from the art of Imperial Rome.
All the Caesars, from Julius to Septimus
Severus, chariot races, English & Latin text.
004788Chaucer . . . . . . . . . . 3.95
An illustrated version of the Canterbury
Tales to color. Old English language is used
for the written text, and the pictures to color
fit the same style.
020871 Civil War
Accurate renderings of the Civil War.
Shows you what colors to use for Union
and Confederate uniforms and tells the story
of the Civil War.
004405 Civil War Heroes
How many heroes of the Civil War can you
name? With these highly detailed pictures
and page long stories telling of the man's
heroism, you should be familiar with these
soldiers in no time.
001617Early Composers . . . . 3.95
From Josquin des Prez in the late 1400's;
Giovanni Gabrieli of the late 1500's;
William Byrd of the early 1600's; and JeanBaptiste Lully of the mid 1600's to Antonio
Vivaldi of the 1700's.
004516Elizabeth I Paper Dolls to Color
The extravagance of her wardrobe is well
known, and this book of paper dolls captures it well. Highly detailed dolls and
dresses to color, with text by Elizabeth herself about some people of her time.
023019Great Explorers
Covers Marco Polo in the 1400s to Captain
James Cook in the late 1700s. Each explorer is introduced with a page of text and then
a page featuring the explorer to color. Note
that many of the reproduced illustrations
include nudity.
010687Greek Goddesses
From Athena, Artemis, and Hera, dawn to
night. All are drawn from Ancient Greek Art
and each has a line from an ancient author.
004411 Henry VIII and His Wives
This collection of paper dolls to color
includes three Henry paper dolls, with extra
suits of armor, and a doll of each of his six
wives, with various dresses of the time. A
brief history of each wife is also given.
011573Incas, Aztecs, and Mayans
Detailed artwork done by pre-Columbian
people from throughout Central and South
America. Captions tell where the art originated and where it is now displayed.
Renderings of art work from Japanese paintings and wood-block prints. Includes images from the 7th century to the 1800s.
004366Kings and Queens of England
From Canute to Elizabeth II, this is a collection of British royalty to color. Details
on how to color each figure are given and
quotes, poems, plays and articles are all
used to tell the history of each person.
023128 Knights & Heraldry
Each page displays a knight
or other medieval character with shields, banners,
armor, and more to color.
Sir Henry Bacon, Robert
Fitz Hamon, Sir Ralph
Shelton, and Elizabeth
Widow of Richard Folliott
are just a few of the illustrations provided.
004370 Medieval Alphabet to Illuminate
It's the alphabet to color, but much more
then just regular letters. All of these elaborate letters were carefully drawn for books
anywhere from 500 to 1000 years ago.
020102 Middle Ages
They’re all here - King Arthur, Sir Lancelot,
Charlemagne, William the Conqueror,
Richard Lionheart, captured from art work
found on transcripts, paintings or carvings.
004412 Myths and Legends of the Vikings
These pictures, accompanying the lore of the
Norsemen, come from many different sources of antiquity: helmets, crosses, churches,
tapestries, cups, caskets, and chairs.
020872Our Flag
Follow the development of our flag through
history. Interesting text accompanies this
fascinating colorable history from the Pilgrim
era of America to modern times.
020870Our Presidents
This coloring book will help familiarize you
with all 43 presidents. George Washington
to George W. Bush, they're all here - along
with a significant quote each president
made at some time during his presidency.
004463 Paper Soldiers of the 100 Yrs War
This war involved soldiers from all over
Europe. These sixty-eight figures are ready
to color and cut out. Figures are dated and
described on their bases.
004437 Paper Soldiers of the Crusades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95
Sixty-eight figures, with fully detailed fronts
and backs, to color, cut out, and enjoy. On
the base for each soldier is a description telling what he is and where he's from.
004672 Queen Nefertiti . . . . 3.50
Egyptian art from tombs, temples, and reliefs
depicting life at the time of Queen Nefertiti.
Small amounts of text give history and tell
about the pictures.
Fascinating people and scenes from
Renaissance paintings, engravings and etchings to color.
Scenes from Shakespeare's plays are
described visually, but they are left ready
to be colored. The pictures were done by a
number of artists and illustrators who lived
in the last couple hundred years.
020873Thirteen Colonies
Drawing from the enlarged seals of the state
and other historic institutions, this coloring
book brings you a short history of the 13
original colonies.
004409Trojan War Iliad Vol. 1
These pictures - most taken from cups,
vases, jars, and bowls that are more than
2000 years old - tell the first half of the story
of the Trojan War.
004410Trojan War Iliad Vol. 2 . 3.95 3.50
Again taken from items of pottery found in
various places, this concludes the story of
the Greek war with Troy.
004407Tutankhamen . . . . . . . . 3.50 3.25
Showing Tutankhamen in a number of different poses or engaged in different activities, each of the highly detailed pictures is
explained in full.
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Dover Historical Paper Dolls (3-AD)
Bring famous historic characters to life with
these detailed, historically-accurate paper dolls!
Each of these sets come with a full wardrobe
and matching accessories for you to cut out
and put on your famous person in history! The
clothes are very colorful and detailed in appearance and are fashioned to the style of the time
period and location that the featured figure key
came from. (Please note that the costumes are
historically accurate to the period, which could
mean that some of the costumes are less modest than we are used to today. In most cases,
torso-baring fashions are tastefully handled with
the doll holding items in front of itself, but some
outfits may still show a bit of cleavage). Your
children can dress Queen Elizabeth I in elegant
gowns or Napolean Bonaparte in military uniforms. Each paper doll collection has one or
more dolls, several pages of clothes and accessories, and a write-up giving details on their life
as well as the wardrobe selections included in
the book. These paper dolls are great for free
time play or to accompany your history studies! - Elise
EACH SET (except noted) . . . . 6.95
020866Abraham Lincoln and His Family
020897 Brides From Around the World
015010Elegant Debutante Gowns of 1800s
044630English Country . . . . 9.99
021710George Washington and His Family
038777 Henry VIII & Wives 11.99
013617Southern Belles . . . . 9.99
006130 Victorian Family
Dover Historical Discovery Kits (4-AD)
Looking for a variety of fun items to supplement your study of history? These kits from
Dover Publishing collect several of their products in themed kits for students. Each includes a
mixture of coloring books, activity books, stickers, posters, and more. Packaged together in a
fun cardboard box, these will be appreciated by
a wide range of students. ~ Rachel
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
EACH KIT (except noted) . . . 19.99 14.95
038017Ancient Egypt . . . . . 16.95 12.75
043735 Knights in Armor . . 16.99 12.75
001668Ancient Greece
043724 Civil War . . . . . . . . 21.99 16.25
001994Revolutionary War
018782Native American . . 16.99 12.75
002041 Wild West
002105 World War II
Models, Kits & Crafts
Rolly Scrolly Paper (PK-AD)
Printed on both sides to resemble ancient
parchment, these long, skinny sheets (7½” x
35¾”) provide the perfect backdrop for your own
scrolls, timelines, drawings or anything else you
want to give that “vintage” look to. Package
includes 32 sheets of special “scrolly” paper,
enough for lots of historical creativity – or a
really long timeline!
052383 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
Safari, Ltd. History Toobs (PK-AD)
Don’t like how Pocahontas ended? Wish
ancient Egypt had been a little different? Well,
now you can make your own story with the
characters in these toobs! Sail the Seven Seas
with pirates, or grab your six-shooter and head
for the Wild West! Each toob has approximately
12 multi-colored sturdy plastic pieces, either
characters or equipment. Each character is
between 1 and 3 inches tall, with equipment
proportionately-sized. ~ Janine
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
include paint tablets. The quality of the artifact
replicas is impressive, and directions are given
on how to restore them to their original splendor. The vase, sundial and bowl kits add a neat
dimension to the activity, in that the pieces are
excavated and the student must put them back
together to restore it. What a neat, absorbing
activity for any student! - Jess
CHOKING HAZARD (6). Not <3yrs.
EACH KIT (except noted) . . . 24.99
015793Anasazi Bowl
029274Ancient Coins
015794Archaeology USA
015795 Civil War
029275Egyptian Relics
029277Greek Vase . . . . . . 29.99
015805Indian Relics
015839 Maya Temples . . . . 29.99
029278Roman Bowl
029279Roman Sundial
015850Terra-Cotta Soldier 29.99
EACH TOOB BELOW . . . . . . 11.99 11.39
035103Ancient Egypt
035186 Jamestown Settlers
035191 Knights & Dragons
035223 Powhatan Indians
035283 Wild West
055686 World Landmarks
EACH TOOB BELOW . . . . . . 13.99 13.29
012812 Civil War Confederate Set 1
012822 Civil War Confederate Set 2
Historical Replica Coin Sets (2-AD)
013395 Civil War Union Set 1
Do you have an aspiring coin collector in your
013398 Civil War Union Set 2
family? Maybe you are just curious to know
051367Revolutionary War British
what coins were once in circulation around
Flag-bearer, Bugler, Fifer, General
the world. The history of money is fascinating,
Cornwallis and two musket-bearing soldiers.
and these historical replicas of real coins from
051368Revolutionary War different periods of history will give you great
Continental Army
insight to their rich history. Each set of coins
Flag-bearer, Drummer, Fifer, General
is enclosed in a cardstock display encased in
Washington and two soldiers w/ muskets.
protective plastic, and anywhere from four to six
coins are included. Each coin is clearly labeled,
Wood Model Kits (2-AD)
Bring some crafting fun to your history lessons and historical information regarding each coin
with these inexpensive kits! Each kit includes is printed on the backside of the packaging.
precut wooden pieces, any small nails or fas- Each authentic-looking coin is spin cast out of
teners needed, and easy to follow instructions lead-free pewter. Whether you are interested
for building the project. To finish the projects, in coins that date back to the discovery of the
you will need a few materials not included in Americas or even all the way back to Bible
the kits: paint (acrylic works best), wood glue, times, there is a coin set for you! – elise
a hammer, sandpaper, and scissors. Younger EACH COIN SET . . . . . . . . . . 9.90
children may need some help with assembly, 012520American Revolution Coins 1776
but overall the projects are simple to complete. 012522 California Gold Rush
The different models have different amounts of 012529 Colonial America First Coinage
wood pieces in the kits, but there are generally 012546 Bible New Testament
a dozen or more pieces used to complete each 012563 Bible Old Testament
model. The Covered Wagon and Pirate Ship
models also include white cardstock pieces to ☼Hands-On History Pottery Kits (3-AD)
form the wagon covering and sails. The Tepee There are a lot of neat historical crafts and craft
model has a round base with sticks to form the ideas available, but there aren’t many that you’d
core of the tepee and a paper cone shaped cover happily keep on display after that school year,
that you can decorate with your own designs. right? That’s why we’re so impressed with these
Finished projects are small (5-6") but durable. A kits. You’re actually painting a pottery replica of
great addition to your history studies. ~ Rachel a historical artifact… no paper mache or duct
061306Cannon . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.75 tape needed! Each kit includes an unfinished
038691 Covered Wagon . . . . 3.29
2.50 piece of pottery based on the artifact, a paint
014243Fort . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
3.25 brush, sponge, paint, a disposable paint palette,
060825 Log Cabin . . . . . . . . 3.49
2.95 step-by-step painting instructions, and craft
014245 Pirate Ship . . . . . . . . 3.99
2.50 paper/packing material, to protect your painting
060827Stagecoach . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.75 area. To take the activity further and learn more
011802Tepee . . . . . . . . . . . 3.29
2.50 about the artifact and the historical time period
that it represents, take advantage of the free
lesson download, which is packed with lots of
Dig! Discover, Display Kits (2-AD)
These unique kits let the student be an archae- additional information. We love the quality of
ologist and museum curator, as they dig through the materials and the reasonable price! Made
soft, clay-like sediment to unearth artifacts or in the USA. - Jess
pieces of artifacts cast from real archaeological EACH KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 11.50
finds. When they uncover them, their next job 035530Amer. Revolution–Colonial Teapot
is to restore and paint their artifacts, and dis- 035654Ancient Egypt–King Tut Tomb Tile
play them for others to see. Each set contains 035663Ancient Egypt–Ramses II Canopic Jar
artifact replicas hidden in a block of sediment, 035665Ancient Greece–Drinking Vessel
brushes, excavation tool, a booklet entitled 061774Ancient Rome–Roman Jug
"How to Become an Archaeologist", and some
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
035687Aztec Empire–Quetzalcoatl Sculpture
035724 Bantu Migration–African Mask
035727 Chinese (Quin) Dynasty–Terra Cotta Warrior
033744 ☼Mayan Empire - Cooking Pot
035726 Persian Empire–
Alexander the Great Krater
033747 ☼Romanov Russia-Faberge-style Egg
033777 ☼Scrimshaw Whale Tooth Art: Mayflower
033789 ☼WWI - Wilson Presidential Plate
Egypt CD (PK-AD)
The Gift of the Nile; City and the Desert;
Hatshepsut; Akhenaten; Tutankhamun and
Ramesses II.
003255 She & He: Adventures in Mythology
Psyche & Cupid, Pygmalion & Galatea,
Echo & Narcissus, Atalanta & The Golden
Apples, Baucis & Philemon.
050935 Women in Blue or Gray: True Stories of the Civil War CD
☼Transportation: Complete Histories (4-AD)
A novel series of hands-on books for machine
lovers! Each book contains 50 cardstock models to assemble. The top portion of each page
features a historical overview and some highlights of the machine to construct, while the
lower section contains the full color, punch-out
pieces. A section in the back of each book has
detailed assembly instructions for each model.
Craft glue is required for all the models, and
some younger builders may need a helping
hand when trying to fit pieces together. The
hours of model-building fun in each books will
result in some very attractive little machines
about 5-6 inches in length. – Zach
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.50
Jim Weiss CDs (PK-AD)
These are excellent CDs guaranteed to liven up
your studies. Thoroughly entertaining, they will
be a nice “break” from reading about history!
The narrator does all the voices of different characters and has quite a talent for doing so. These
have won much critical acclaim, and deservedly
so. See our complete listing of Jim Weiss CDs
in the Library Builders section.
EACH CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.95
007501 Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths CD
More great stories from master storyteller Jim Weiss featuring Tales of Egyptian
Gods: Ra-Amun, Osiris, Isis and Set; The
Mummy’s Tomb: A True Story. Learn all
about pyramids, mummies and lost treasures as you listen.
048507 Gone West: Bold Adventure American Explorer/Pioneer CD
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark,
Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and
Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men,
and other stories.
007911 Greek Myths CD
King Midas and the Golden Touch,
Adventures of Hercules, Perseus and
Medusa, Arachne.
013932George Washington: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen CD
007870 King Arthur and His Knights CD
The Sword in the Stone, King Arthur,
Guinevere, Sir Percival Meets a Lady, The
Round Table, Sir Lancelot’s Journey, A
Queen, Sir Bedivere, Merlin’s Magic.
037705 Masters of the Renaissance CD
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,
Donatello, Medici Palace, Mona Lisa,
Sistine Chapel and other Renaissance greats.
000950☼Pharaohs and Queens of Ancient
Just the Facts History DVDs (5-12)
Sometimes a video is a nice way to introduce a subject or provide a needed break from
textbook learning. This Just The Facts Learning
Series provides great DVDs that are factual and
very informative. Each of the recordings features
2-3 experts on the highlighted historical period
from various backgrounds (though all are usually professors at some prestigious university).
For example, the DVD on the Reformation
features a history professor, a religion professor, and a nun who is also a theologian, so
you get a well-rounded look at the topic. All
the videos are basically an interview about the
featured time period with each of the experts,
edited together in an entertaining way. With a
narrator and the experts providing voice-overs
that elaborate on the subject, the films include
video of modern remains and artifacts from the
featured time period, re-enactments, zoom-ins
on old illustrations, artifacts, famous paintings,
and some very helpful map clips that help you
visualize where these things happened. Some
of the DVDs have more or less of certain kinds
of clips, just because of what can be found
(for example, the Rome version includes more
video of ancient Roman ruins since lots can be
found, while the Renaissance has a few more
still shots of famous paintings or invention plans
and the Middle Ages has more re-enactments
of things like jousts). Pretty much everything
you’d want to know about each era is touched
on, so you get a solid overall look that includes
architecture, city infrastructures, art, literature,
law, traditions, famous leaders, historic events,
daily life, religion, wars, and lasting impacts of
the era. Each program highlights how each era
built up to the next one, so watching all four
of these movies gives you a really good look at
the overall timeline of history. Individually or
as a group, these fact-filled DVDs will add a
nice visual break to your history studies. Each
DVD runs approximately 50 minutes, with the
Reformation DVD running 30 minutes. ~Rachel
EACH DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.98
034961America's Explorers and Pioneers
046498Ancient Rome
049110 Middle Ages
Drive Thru History (7-12)
Hop into the passenger seat to join Dave
Stotts as he speeds through ancient history in
this DVD series. Each episode explores history
through on-location explorations and plenty of
animations, all narrated by Dave in his highenergy, entertaining style. Important people,
places, and events of the world and Christian
faith are introduced and reenacted in a humorous approach that will stick with us much longer
than a textbook read. Where else can you get
the story of the founding of Rome acted out by
action figures? ~ Steph
EACH DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.50
037266Rome If You Want To (#1)
037261Greece and the Word (#2)
037267Turkish Delight (#3)
037591East Meets West: Asia Minor (#4)
Classical Historian Games (PK-AD)
What fun to test your child’s knowledge of
time-period specific history in a way that will
feel like play! Each GoFish card game actually
has 4 options for play: Go Fish, a categorizing
activity, a chronological game and a geography
game. There are 48 cardss in each deck. Each
card has a photo/illustration, 3 hints, the title
and a multiple choice section. This type of
thing is fantastic for your kids who need multisensory input, and pretty much every student
loves to play games! The MemoryGame sets
have 64 sturdy cardboard squares. Place them
all face down and take turns flipping cards to
make pairs. Each square shows a color picture/
illustration and the name of the place/people/
thing. I can see these being used with Story of
the World, Mystery of History, or other Classical
approach programs. ~Sara
EACH GO FISH GAME . . . . . 11.99 10.75
016902American History
016904Ancient History
064860 ☼Bible
064861 ☼Constitution
016915 Medieval History
EACH MEMORY GAME . . . . 14.99 13.50
016903American History
016909Ancient History
016918 Medieval History
Professor Noggin's Trivia Card Games (2-AD)
Whip one of these decks out during a dull history lesson and play a trivia game or let them
quiz each other! Each game consists of 30 very
sturdy, full-color cards, a three-numbered die,
and instructions. The cards each contain six
questions, three easy ones and three more difficult ones. Students roll the die to determine
which one of the three questions at the chosen
difficulty level they will answer. If they answer
the question correctly, they win the card. Play
continues until all cards have been claimed, and
the person with the most cards wins. The nice
thing about these sets is the two difficulty levels,
which allows younger and older students to play
together on a somewhat-more-level playing field
- and gives those young students a chance to
even beat those know-it-all older siblings! - Jess
EACH GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
036781 50 States . . . . . . . . 14.99 11.50
Includes 62 cards (twice the content of other
Professor Noggins!), dice, and instructions.
027214American Revolution
027215Ancient Civilizations
027217 Civil War
027218 Countries of the World
031863 Countries of World II
031864 Creatures of Myth & Legend
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039397Extraordinary Women
027222 First Peoples of North America
031866Geography of Canada
036433Geography of the U.S.
031867 History of Canada
036434 History of the U.S.
031868 Medieval Times
027226National Parks
047647 Presidents of the US
045088 Wonders of the World
☼Carmen Sandiego’s Great Chase Thru Time
CD-ROM (3-7)
This time, Carmen and her gang are not just
ripping off treasures from around the globe –
they are also stealing from different periods
of history! This game includes 18 adventures,
from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the first
manned mission to space. Kids explore people
and places throughout history and around the
globe as they use deductive reasoning, chronological thinking, research and historical analysis to track the thieves. System requirements:
Windows® 95/98/Me/XP; 66 MHz 486DX or
better; 8 MB RAM (16 MB RAM recommended);
5 MB free hard disk space; 2X CD-ROM drive.
Not Mac compatible.
057268 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Civitas Card Game (4-AD)
065455 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95
Perspective - The Timeline Game (5-AD)
Which came first - the beginning of construction on Notre Dame Cathedral, or the printing
of the Gutenberg Bible? Test your historical
perspective with Perspective. 2 to 8 players
try to place event cards in chronological order
in four categories: Ancient, Middle, Modern,
and 20th Century. If you think one of the other
players is “out of order”, challenge them. Flip
the question cards to reveal the dates on the
back. If you’re right, you get to give that player
one of your cards. When all of your cards are
played, you win! 200 event cards included.
Recommended for ages 12+, but can be used as
young as age 10. A fun way to impart historical
knowledge and a frame of reference.
020051 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 23.50
Informational / Textual
Genesis: Finding Our Roots (3-8)
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 older children didn’t
end up reading it through themselves.
006757 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 13.45
History J-I-N-G-O Games (6-AD)
These fun, bingo-like games are perfect for
school, family time, and parties. Each set
includes 30 player cards, clue cards, directions,
and ideas for extension. The games are played
just like bingo, with pictures replacing numbers
on the players’ cards. Multiple levels of play
make it possible for a wide variety of age groups
to participate. The caller could either read off
the picture that is supposed to be covered with a
Timeline Games (3-AD)
Which came first, the laptop computer or the token (for example “Antietam”), or make it more
compact disc? You’ll find out in the Timeline challenging by reading the clues (for example
games from Asmodee. Players are dealt several “This Civil War battle site is near Sharpsburg,
of the 110 mini-cards in the deck, then must Maryland” and “McClellan’s army halted Lee’s
decide when a certain event or discovery hap- invasion in a bloody battle here”). If players
pened in relation to the other cards that have know the answer and have it on their card, they
already been played. Flip the card over to see can cover the square with a token. Playing with
the year of the discovery and whether your the trivia questions makes the game a valuable
answer was right or wrong. Games take only 15 learning tool for older students, while just calling out the answer squares familiarizes students
minutes and can involve 2 to 8 players.
EACH GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 11.99 with history vocabulary and terms. However
you decide to play, these games are a great way
001281 American History
to supplement any history curriculum. Each of
the player cards is made out of heavy paper,
measures 8.5” x 11”, and includes 25 illustrated
055339 Historical Events
squares for players to cover. Tokens are not
included in the game, but can easily be found or
made. 2-30 players per game. ~ Rachel
Timeline: Challenge Game (3-AD)
025254 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.99 31.99 EACH GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.95
035505Ancient Egypt
035509 Civil War
Historical Conquest Games (3-AD)
035510 Colonial America
065681Revolutionary War Action Play Mat . . . . . . . . . . 19.9916.25 035519 Presidential and First Lady
035525USA Geography
065682Revolutionary War Aerial Play Mats . . . . . . . . . . 19.9916.25 035527 World Geography
Adam and His Kin: Lost History of Their Lives
014822U.S. Government
065683Revolutionary War Expansion and Times (3-AD)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 5.25
Using her well-known talent for making
Chronology: The Game of All Times (8-AD)
065689 WWII - D-Day Play Mats I have personally played this game and I can complex topics clear and understandable, Dr.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 16.25
065675 1st Crusades Expansion . . 5.99 5.25 tell you, it's a blast. Up to eight players race to Beechick has provided us with another valu065676 Boadicea Starter Deck . 14.99 12.25 get 10 cards. To get cards, players have to guess able and exciting resource for teaching. This
065677 Burning Map Play Mats . 19.99 16.25 whether the event on the card comes before or book is riveting! In a sharp departure from her
065678 Cheswell Starter Deck . 14.99 12.25 after their cards. As the game progresses, it gets fabulous “how to teach” books, Dr. Beechick
065679 Civil War Expansion . . . 5.99 5.25 steadily harder to guess, because you must guess introduces us to an almost forgotten world in a
065680 Confucius Starter Deck . 14.99 12.25 the time from all your cards. The cards have four fantastic work of historical fiction - combining
065684Roman Expansion . . . . . 5.99 5.25 different categories: Inventions & Discoveries, the actual, historical truths revealed in scripture
065685Salem Starter Deck . . . 14.99 12.25 Sports & Leisure, Arts & Entertainment, and with various other sources to create a fluid,
065686Templar Starter Deck . 14.99 12.25 History. The action is fast, and you'll learn a lot. easy-to-read “walk” through early history. We
journey from creation to the departure of Abram
065687Tesla Starter Deck . . . 14.99 12.25 Have fun! ~ Mark
065688 Wild West Expansion . . 5.99 5.25 014498 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 19.95 from Ur, through the eyes of the Old Testament
authors. 176 pgs.
065690 WWII Expansion . . . . . . 5.99 5.25
005109 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00
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Story of the Chosen People (4-7)
041740 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Life in the Great Ice Age (4-AD)
This book focuses on a period not often covered, especially from a Christian perspective!
It covers the period following the flood, when
portions of the world were undergoing dramatic
climatic changes, and some tribes, particularly
those that lived in Europe, lived in caves for
protection from the climate and the animals.
The main portion of the book features Jabeth,
a young boy in his tribe. He loves to hear his
grandfather talk about the “old days,” when
Noah gathered the animals into his ark, the
world was covered by the Flood, and then how
the earth changed afterwards. But for now,
Jabeth and his tribe are surviving the effects of
the climate change, and are hunting mammoths,
bears and elk during the warmer months to store
up for the frigid winters. The last part of the
book focuses on different aspects of life during
the Ice Age, including the climate change, cave
paintings, jewelry and carvings, tent shelters,
tools, food, cooking, geography, and more from
that time period. Superb, full-color illustrations
accompany the text. A terrific Christian retelling
of a largely unknown period of history! – Jess
033787 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.75
Uncovering the Woolly Mammoth (4-AD)
Subtitled “Life at the End of the Great Ice Age,”
this book is a sequel to the above book, Life in
the Great Ice Age. It picks up the story of Jabeth
and his family as their environment and way of
life continue to change. They have moved from
their cave homes to a valley where they live in
huts, and woolly mammoths and other large
game have become hard to find. When their
tribe meets and befriends a group of people who
have traveled from Siberia, they realize that the
changes in weather are widespread. Similar in
format to its counterpart, this one is also divided
into two parts – one telling the story of the people and the other a serious look at some of the
aspects of life near the end of the ice age. These
topics include telltale signs of an ice age, how
the Genesis flood caused the ice age, the changing climate of Siberia, dust storms, and the life
and death of woolly mammoths. Colorful and
realistic illustrations combined with high-quality
paper add to the appeal of this book told from
a Christian perspective. 72 pgs, hc. – Melissa
042743 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.75
Drive Thru History Holy Land (7-AD)
Travel through time with Dave Stotts as you
learn about Bible lands. In the same format as
the previous Drive Thru History DVDs, these
2 new volumes travel a humorous, fast-paced,
exciting route through the Holy Land. Volume
1 includes 3 episodes – overview and introduction to the series including the patriarchs,
Exodus, Lachish, Beersheba; Arad, Dead Sea,
Sodom & Gomorrah, and Masada; and King
David, Valley of Elah, Ein Gedi, Qumran, and
the Dead Sea Scrolls. Volume 2 also has 3
episodes – arrival in Jerusalem, conquest sites,
Jericho, and Hazor; Samaria, Shechem, and
Shiloh; Jezreel, Meggido, and Tel Dan. Each
episode is about 30 minutes and you will cover
a lot of territory in that short time. Learn about
mentaries on specific historical developthe places you have only read about in the past
ments discussed in Eusebius' works, as well
and enjoy the thrilling ride.
as indexes on relevant people, places, and
EACH DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
topics included in the works.
051912 V1: Egypt-Qumm
039099Paperback . . . . . . . 16.99 12.95
051913 V2: Jericho-Megiddo
This softcover version has fewer photos than
054767 V3: Bethlehem to Caesarea
the hardcover version, and all visuals are
054768 V4: Jerusalem to Calvary
in black and white. However, the text is
identical. 368 pgs, pb.
Josephus: The Essential Writings (7-AD)
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.
008097 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
Historical Fiction
Adara (3-7)
Curious by nature, Adara
is not content with the docile lifestyle she is expected
to live as a young Hebrew
girl. She longs to have
the same freedoms as the
men folk. She daydreams
of learning to read and
write, a privilege offered
only to Jewish boys. More
than anything though, she
yearns to travel outside the confines of the gated
village where she lives with her family. To
Adara, life is as predictable as the turning of a
wheel. That is until one morning, with the blast
of a trumpet, life as Adara knows it changes
forever. Note: This is a fictionalized telling of
the story of Naaman and Elisha, found in Kings
II, Chapter 5. There is some rough language
scattered throughout. You may wish to "censor"
with a marker before handing this one over to
your younger readers. ~ Rachel P.
008378 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00
Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses,
Jesus, and Muhammad (7-AD)
This book uses the fictional accounts of Dina,
a slave in 1320 BCE, Mattan, a Jewish boy in 33
CE, and Fallah, a refuge in 622 CE, to tell the
stories of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. The
book is not a critique or comparison of the three
religions the men represent, but is a storybook
that paints the picture of the world they lived in.
An interesting read as part of a history or religion Little Miriam of Galilee (3-7)
class. 118 pgs, sc. – Laura
This delightful, easy to read junior novel
056156 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25 tells the story of a young girl named Mariam
who lives on a farm with her family during the
After the Flood (9-AD)
time of Jesus. When taxes are unfairly raised,
Are you looking for substantial historical Mariam’s father talks of leaving their home
evidence proving the Biblical flood account? because the harvest won’t be large enough to
This book lays out astonishing evidence show- pay them. Her father believes God will provide,
ing how the earliest Europeans recorded their but Mariam doubts until an unexpected miracle
decent from Noah through Japheth in painstak- changes everything. An inspiring and entertainingly kept records. It shows that they knew all ing read. 122 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
about Creation and the Flood and had encoun- 038554 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00
ters with dinosaurs. The author shares 25 years
of research tracing the development of the Cyrus the Persian (3-8)
creation/evolution controversy that raged in the Cyrus the Persian: a great king, a great warrior,
ancient world. The book comes with genealogy and an integral part of God's plan for the Jewish
charts and a table of nations to explain how return to Canaan. This is the story of the life and
everyone can be traced back to Noah.
ascent of Cyrus and the events that might have
000229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 transpired during his life leading to the decree
that would allow the Israelites to leave Persia.
Eusebius: The Church History (9-AD)
Based on historical fact, author Sherman Nagel's
A companion volume to Josephus: The retelling of this story is exciting to read and hard
Essential Works, Eusebius is the only historian to put down. 184 pgs. ~ Zach
who focused primarily on the history of the first 004629 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.79
300 years of Christian church rather than general Jewish history constructed by Josephus. In his Within the Palace Gates (3-8)
works, he details information on the lives of the
Nehemiah's story is an amazing one. Much
disciples, early Christian persecution, the writ- can be learned about courage, prayer, and devoing of the Gospels, and much more, answering tion to God through the account of Nehemiah's
questions many Christians have after reading the quest to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. This
biblical accounts. Translated by Paul L. Maier, elaborate retelling of that story will draw the
this book is available in two versions.
reader in afresh through the author's use of
022416Hardcover . . . . . . . 26.99 19.95 personable characters and exciting events in a
Includes over 150 full-color photos of relhistorically accurate setting. 308 pgs. ~ Zach
evant sites, maps, and illustrations, com009750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
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Fountain of Life (3-AD)
Can you imagine how confusing it would have
been for Jews to discern who Jesus was? There
was Jesus performing miracles and fulfilling
prophecies, but the religious leaders who have
directed your life say that Jesus is a traitor. It
couldn’t have been easy, especially for people
who never met him. Eli, a young Jewish man
has never seen Jesus, but he hears many, many
stories. Just when Eli thinks there may be something special about Jesus, he learns of his death
and supposed resurrection. Torn between those
who follow Jesus and others who hate him, Eli
must search his heart and decide for himself
who Jesus is. By Rebecca Martin, 198 pgs, pb.
~ Rachel
044964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50
Promised Land Series (4-9)
Jarah is a Hebrew slave girl in Egypt. The
Israelites have been living there for four hundred
years—since the days of Joseph. A man named
Moses has now come saying Yahweh has come
to deliver them. This historical fiction series follows Jarah and the Israelites as God leads them
to the Promised Land. ~ Ruth
001908A Cry from Egypt . . 12.50
When delivering linen cloths to the palace
in Ramses, Jarah learns that pharaoh has
visitors who say that Yahweh is at work
in Egypt. What could this mean and who
are these visitors? Could the time of Israel’s
deliverance be coming soon? Follow Jarah
as she sees the mighty hand of God at work!
193 pp, pb.
061852 ☼Stand at Sinai . . . 15.00 11.95
Jarah sees God miraculously save the
Israelites by parting the Red Sea as they
begin their wilderness adventures. The book
includes a list of characters and ends with
several pages of research/discussion about
each chapter’s historical details. 348 pp, pb.
Vinegar Boy (5-AD)
The boy desires healing. The boy wants
nothing more than for his large and ugly facial
birthmark to be removed, and his hope for that
is the healer he has heard of - Jesus of Nazareth.
He is given the day off from his regular tasks; a
whole day to go to the temple and wait for a
time to ask Jesus to help him. At the last minute, though, he is given one more errand - to
take the drugged vinegar wine to a crucifixion.
There he finds that the Man who could help him
is one of those being crucified. Will he ever see
that miracle now? 222 pgs, pb. ~ Zach
022542 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Tirzah (6-10)
Twelve-year-old Tirzah and her family are
slaves in Egypt. Under the tyranny of Pharaoh,
they must make mud bricks without straw, so
Tirzah cuts grass for her father and brother.
Seeing this makes the Egyptian guards angry,
and they crack their whips to make the people
work harder. "If only my people could escape,"
Tirzah thinks to herself. If only Moses could
persuade Pharaoh to let them go. Their only
hope is that Yahweh, the Lord God, will hear
their prayers and rescue them from the cruelty
of Egypt. Paperback, 160 pages. ~ Rachel P.
011821 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
☼Where the Road Divides (7-12)
“Give up your faith!” they cried. . . . How
would you respond? This is the challenge
Laurentia faces. Will she choose to follow
in the faith of her grandfather, Polycarp? Set
in 2nd century Smyrna, this book fictionally
examines the last days of the early church father
and martyr, bishop Polycarp. He lived in the
time when Christianity was transitioning from
the end of the Biblical apostles, when Rome
was on a persecution rampage and heretical
Gnosticism challenged the church. These issues
and conflicts are well portrayed here. Written in
an engaging style, the 22 short chapters would
make a thought-provoking reading for your
7-12th grader or a family read aloud. When the
road divides, which one will you take? 5.25” x
8.25” 141 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
013933 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Workbooks / Activities
Old Testament Days (K-7)
A study of Hebrew history from 2000 to 430
B.C., beginning with Abram being called out of
Ur. Over 80 activities and projects accompany
the informational text from Growing Up in Ur
and building ziggurats to Returning to Jerusalem
and calculating tithes. Children construct saltdough maps, make musical instruments, locust
biscuits, and outfits to wear, mix up and bake
a batch of unleavened bread, make an olive-oil
lamp, and much, much more as they follow
Biblical history From Abraham to Nehemiah.
Projects and activities are well-coordinated with
the text, which is amazingly good. The author
has done an excellent job of combining Bible
history with culture and customs. All you may
want to add is actual Scripture reading for a
great early history study.
007999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 13.95
Ancient Israelites and their Neighbors (4-9)
Personally, I love these activity guides. They're
well done, tell a good story, give a lot of good
details, and offer some really neat projects to
accompany the study. This study is especially
interesting, as it focuses on a period of history
that is normally not covered in any great depth
- that of the ancient Israelites, the Phoenicians,
and the Philistines. Important aspects of each
of these three civilizations are studied, including
their history, architecture, clothing, language
and writing, work, food, and religion. A nice
timeline is included at the beginning, featuring
a strip for each individual civilization, so you
can see what was going on in each of the other
countries at the same time. An introduction
gives you the basics on the land you will be
studying, as well as the time period - from 1200
B.C. to 538 B.C. Then we jump into the Israelite
section. Much information as to Israelite history
is drawn from the Bible, although, since the
book is from a secular publisher, it is not taken
to be infallible evidence. Much archaeological
evidence is cited for the history of each civiliza-
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tion as well, which is fascinating, and sparks
some neat projects! Each topic is discussed in
each civilization on several pages, in a highly
readable and interesting style packed with pictures such as artifacts and preserved buildings.
Interesting related facts are frequently included
off to the side. As mentioned above, the activities are great, and enough of them are included
so you can pick and choose to suit your time
and interests. For instance, in the Israelite section, you may construct a model pillared house,
complete with some spare furniture, write in
the ancient Israelite alphabet on a smashed
pot, make your own stamp seal, create a model
terrace farm, carry water on your head, stomp
some grapes into juice, cook up an ancient
Israelite meal, and making a blessing scroll.
That's not all; I'm sure the kids will also really
get into making a costume for each civilization,
including headwear and other accessories, such
as jewelry. Go ahead, add some spice to your
history studies - and a lot of fun! - Jess
019409 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95
Informational / Textual
Look What Came From Egypt (2-4)
A lot of the things we have today have Egyptian
roots. Discover inventions, fashions, food, toys
and games, and instruments that came from
Egypt. Lots of pictures with captions accompany the text. Also included are a pronunciation
guide, glossary, and a recipe. - Melissa
011743 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (2-7)
Covers Egyptian history from earliest beginnings to conquest by Rome and contains biographical sketches of important figures in each
008935 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of
Ancient Egypt (3-6)
The year is 1924, and the recent discovery
of King Tut’s tomb is still fresh in everyone’s
minds. Will Hunt is a boy who is so interested
in King Tut that he’s part of the King Tut Club!
He is very excited when his family is invited
to join Dr. George Reisner, a world-famous
Egyptologist, and become part of a team exploring the Giza 7000X archaeological site. This
colorfully illustrated book combines Will’s journal entries and postcards with funny cartoons
and informative sidebars about ancient Egypt.
The sidebars contain information about the process of mummification, archaeology tools, cartouches, Qufti workers, hieroglyphs, and more.
Also included are photos taken at the actual
expedition and collages of authentic documents and artifacts. By Claudia Logan; illus. by
Melissa Sweet. 41 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa
008497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 13.25
Ancient Egyptian Civilization (3-6)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.10
020399Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses
020403Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
020657 Mummies of Ancient Egypt
020664 Pharaohs/Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
020665 Pyramids of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt (Navigators) (4-7)
Large format book from Kingfisher (9 3/4" x
11”) has colorful pages and informative text that
kids will enjoy looking at and learning from.
The layouts are engaging for readers using color
photos and illustrations to show the life on the
Nile, dynasties of the Pharaohs, pyramid building, wars, trade, religion, and how the once
great civilization came to an end as the Romans
invaded Egypt. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Sara
053543 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Science in Ancient Egypt (5-7)
Nowadays, most of us don't credit the ancient
peoples with many lasting accomplishments
besides their ability to maneuver large rocks
into place to build large structures, mislead
early doctors with the division of the body into
"humors," treat sick people with "magical" plants
(that just happened to have healing properties),
and see animals in the stars. However, there are
many scientific discoveries made by the ancients
still in use today. Although largely overlooked
by some historians, ancient civilizations made
many amazing discoveries that we see only as
"modern" developments. Unfortunately, often
following a discovery, there was a failure to
generate interest, as most people did not understand the value of such concepts. The history
of science is an amazing aspect of the history of
Ancient Egypt, and a great way for us to appreciate their accomplishments. - Jess
018613 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Unwrapping the Pharaohs (7-AD)
The study of Ancient Egypt is a treat for
young and old alike. Where else in history do
you find gigantic pyramids, perfectly preserved
mummies, cat goddesses, and linen kilts? I
know I can’t resist a good book about Ancient
Egypt, and when I came across this one, I was
intrigued both by the content and also by the
fact that it’s published by Master Books, a
Christian publisher most well-known for their
creation science materials. I knew I was really
in for a treat! Not only is this book absolutely
gorgeous, but most importantly for believers, it
strives to give a more accurate chronology by
using the historical records that all writers on
Ancient Egypt use, plus the Hebrew Bible. This
gives us a more complete picture of the ancient
world as a whole and how the Egyptian culture
(which did not exist in isolation) interacted with
other cultures. This book takes readers on a
tour of Ancient Egypt chronologically, from
the first dynasty to the last dynasties. The first
27 chapters each focus on a dynasty (or a portion of one) and examine the archaeology and
other records of the time period to suggest possible dates for important events. The last two
chapters bring everything together, focusing on
the issue of dating and providing a biblicallybased set of dates for Egyptian history. You’ll
not only get a very complete look at the entire
Egyptian civilization, but you’ll also find references to biblical accounts as well as discussion
on assigning dates using a variety of references.
Throughout, the reader is treated to full-color
captioned photos of the architecture, artifacts,
and art of the times. Each chapter begins with
a basic timeline on the dynasty being examined,
with traditional dates vs. the authors’ suggested
revised dates, kings reigning during that time,
events in Egyptian history, and corresponding
events in biblical history. As a bonus, a DVD
is included which features David Down, one of
the authors, visiting and discussing the pyramids
and the temples. The 86-minute DVD presents
similar information as in the book, but with
video of the sites and terrific commentary for
all those audio learners. Although the whole
package is a little bit pricey, this is an awesome
resource that will doubtlessly enhance your
studies in a whole new way! 221 pgs, hc.
040677 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.99 24.75
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs
Nine mythological tales of ancient Egypt
are retold in a kid-friendly, comic-strip style.
Notable stories include those of Ra and the
Creation, Horus the Avenger, and Queen
Cleopatra. The warmly-colored illustrations of
this book resemble a cross between pyramid
artwork and a classic children’s storybook.
Historical facts about life in Egypt are lightheartedly presented on a papyrus image that
scrolls through the bottom of the pages, ending
with a not-to-scale reference map in the back
Navigating the Worldviews: Egypt (9-12)
of the book. Retold and Illustrated by Marcia
You might be asking yourself, “Why study Williams. ~ 40 pages, sc. – Rachel
Ancient Egypt; what does that have to do with 016709 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
today?” That’s a valid question, and one that
Navigating the Worldviews strives to answer.
Gods of the Nile (2-9)
Ancient Egypt is looked at through the lens of Learn about the gods referenced in many writa Biblical worldview by authors Isaac Botkin ings about ancient Egypt. This detailed book
and David Noor. The book begins by making includes the stories behind many of the gods
this statement, “God has the authority to create, as well as vivid illustrations of each one. This
define, test, govern, and judge every man and would make a great reference tool for a study on
every nation - true or false.” This is a test that ancient Egypt. 18 full-color pages, sc; approprimust be answered by all and Egypt, the oldest ately printed in Egypt. – Laura
known civilization, chose to answer “false.” 009805 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00
Studying Egypt and its place in history and the
role it played will help us understand our place
in history and the role of God’s justice. Events
since the beginning of time have an effect on Tut’s Mummy – Lost & Found (2-3)
our culture and society yet today, Egypt and its
This Step-Into-Reading begins with Pharaoh
events is no exception. History has a purpose Tutankhamen’s death and the ancient Egyptian
and is moving toward a goal – it began in efforts to mummify him, have his funeral, and
Genesis and moves toward eternity.
bury him. Then it skips 3,000 years to when
The softcover book is divided into six chapters archeologists are exploring the Valley of the
– Why Egypt?, Pyramids, Islam, Christianity, Kings looking for ancient tombs. It describes
Karnak, and wraps up the study with conclu- how Howard Carter discovers King Tut’s tomb
sions drawn from the information we have and briefly details his exploration of the tomb
currently. Learn about the culture, religion and and all the amazing things he finds. Full-color
government and how it has shaped our world illustrations and black and white photos of the
today through written text, vivid photography, actual tomb and things found there will captiand helpful illustrations. At the end of each vate readers. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
section, there are Further Study recommenda- 014223 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
tions and Study Questions. Further Study makes
suggestions for additional reading on the topic Mummies Made in Egypt (2-4)
from books such as The Calvanistic Concept of
All about mummies - how and why the dead
Culture, The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, and were mummified - tastefully done. A “Reading
others. Though focused on Ancient Egypt, stu- Rainbow” selection.
dents will be better prepared to consider other 008942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99 5.50
cultures through a Biblical lens after reading this
book as well.
Hieroglyphics / Language
The three disc DVD set will enhance your
study of Egypt as you follow the authors across Hieroglyphics (2-6)
the country. Travel with them through city
My sister Megan and I got
alleys, into pyramid passageways, temples, and into hieroglyphics when we
many other places as you discover even more of were younger, and loved
the history of Egypt.
writing our names in hiero021439Book . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 19.95 glyphics, especially on our
021442DVD Set . . . . . . . . 30.00 23.95 schoolwork.
021461Timeline . . . . . . . . 10.00
8.75 some of the small symbols
are hard to draw when you
are in a hurry, this book
gives you an edge on some other books on the
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses (1-3)
subject, as it includes a stencil containing all of
This book introduces kids to Egyptian gods and the alphabet hieroglyphics on it. Besides hierogoddesses in short, simple sentences and lots of glyphics, the 32-page book also offers the reader
pictures. While the story is slightly advanced, background on the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian gods
the text uses lots of repetition to ensure under- and goddesses, mummies, and other aspects of
standing. Kids will learn about the different ancient Egyptian culture. Kids learn not only
gods and goddesses that the Egyptians believed the basic hieroglyphic alphabet, but also deterruled in life and in death.
minatives and how some different symbols were
012009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
3.25 often used to spell the same things. - Jess
019664 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
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Seeker of Knowledge: Man who Deciphered
Egyptian Hieroglyphs (3-6)
This book tells the inspiring story of JeanFrancis Champollion, from his birth to his death.
When this boy was eleven, he vowed to be the
first person to read ancient Egyptian writing.
After spending years studying, deciphering, and
exploring, Champollion made the discovery that
opened the door for ancient Egyptian translation. Besides telling his interesting life story,
this book cleverly intertwines hieroglyphics into
the text and gives their meanings. Colorful pictures illustrate the paperback book.
032526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Tales of Ancient Egypt (6-AD)
These 20 tales of gods, magic and adventure
have been around for centuries. Storyteller
Roger Lancelyn Green is ready to take you into
the mysterious and magical world of Ancient
Egypt. Includes such tales as "The Great Queen
Hatshepsut", "The Golden Lotus" and "The Girl
with the Rose-red Slippers." 215 pgs, pb.
000627 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
☼Ancient Egypt Sticker Book (2-6)
Learn the culture and history of Ancient Egypt in a fun,
tangible way! Read about different elements of daily life,
find the matching sticker, and
put it in the right place. Learn
about their clothing, jobs,
entertainment, the Nile River,
and more! Parents, there is
a section about the Egyptian gods and magic
charms they used, but these are presented from
a purely informational standpoint. 32 softcover
pages with over 120 stickers. – Laura
059663 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (7-AD)
A story of intrigue and romance against the
backdrop of Ancient Egypt. Mara, a high-spirited slave, unwittingly becomes a spy - not once,
but twice! Caught in the middle of two forceful
Riddle of the Rosetta Stone (4-8)
contenders for the throne and control of Egypt,
Lift the Lid on Mummies (2-8)
An enthralling description of the 1799 dis- Mara faces adventure and danger.
This kit takes a look at the ancient art of
covery of this famous artifact and the extensive 006211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
mummification. This is more than just wrapwork involved in, finally, deciphering it. It
begins with the story of the accidental discovery Tale of Sinuhe & Other Ancient Egyptian ping a doll up in some strips of cloth, as you
go through the same process with your mummy
of the stone in the ruins of an old fort near the Poems (9-AD)
as the Egyptians did. Your mummy comes apart
town of Rosetta during Napoleon’s occupation
The golden age of Ancient
and his insides come out. Then you fashion little
of Egypt. Then the author recounts the various Egyptian literature took place
cardboard jars to put the insides in, then wrap
attempts by French, Swedish and English schol- around 1940-1640 B.C. This
the rest of the body. ~ Mark
ars to decipher the message and shows why book collects many surviv022900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.50
each ended in failure. At long last, a young ing narrative poems from that
French scholar surmised that some hieroglyph- time and includes detailed
Archaeology Kit: Egyptian Pyramid Dig (3-AD)
ics stood for objects and others for sounds, and introductions and textual
It is sad to think that all of the big pyramids
succeeded in deciphering almost all of them. notes on each work. Thirteen
Illustrations made from engravings by an artist full writings are included, along with many have already been discovered and excavated
on the expedition give an on-the-scene air to phrases and fragments from other works. One by archaeologists in the past. Sometimes it
the book, while close-up photographs of the of the most famous stories is that of Sinuhe, the can feel like there is very little left to discover.
stone from the British Museum make clear the courtier who flees Egypt and has adventures that Luckily, we have something that will keep that
difference between the three languages - Greek, bring wealth and happiness, but who only finds flame alive within your budding archaeologist
hieroglphyic and demotic - carved on the stone. true meaning to his life when he returns to his - an unexplored pyramid full of treasures wait006209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
5.95 homeland. Other works include the Tale of the ing to be uncovered! This 5-inch tall pyramid
Shipwrecked Sailor, The Words of Neferti, The and archaeological pamphlet will engage young
Historical Fiction / Literature
Teaching of King Amenemhat, and many more. explorers in a mission to unlock the tomb and
The translator, R.B. Parkinson, provides several find the hidden contents. The only way into the
Mummies in the Morning (1-4)
pages of notes for each work included. This col- tomb is to first decipher the hieroglyphs, which
Magic Tree House Book #3. Jack and Annie lection of classic writings makes a great addition show you where to start digging. Supplied in
the kit are all the tools needed to complete
open a book about Ancient Egypt in their magic to any library. 298 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
tree house and are suddenly whisked to that 041926 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95 the dig - a hammer, brush, chisel, plastic peg,
sponge, and safety goggles. The pamphlet
time period. They meet Queen Hutepi, who
details some of the history and secrets that are
needs help finding her copy of the Book of the
Workbooks / Activities / Games
known about the real-life pyramids and also
Dead for her journey through the underworld.
gives kids tips on how to complete their own
With lots of suspense and black-and-white Egyptian Mummy Excavation Kit (K-6)
drawings, this book is great for children transiBe an archeologist and discover a treasure of archaeological digs. A hands-on addition to any
tioning to chapter books. 65 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
ancient Egypt, the mummy. Located inside this study of Ancient Egypt. – Zach
012052 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
3.95 earthen block is a sarcophagus and mummy. 044223 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.95 23.30
Using the included digging tool and brush,
Tutankhamen's Gift (3-5)
dig out these treasures. Once you have your Hieroglyphic Activity Kit (PK-AD)
Learn about ancient hieroglyphics with this
Tutankhamen is the youngest son of the great mummy, wrap it up in the included gauze tape
pharaoh Amenhotep III, and he is a small and frail so your piece of history will remain preserved. hands-on kit. Use the decoder wheel to learn
boy. After his father dies, his brother becomes 052131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.20
9.50 the hieroglyphic alphabet and complete the
activities in the fact-filled activity book. Then
pharaoh and cruelly reigns over Egypt. When his
trace letter symbols with the stencil ruler and
brother mysteriously dies, Tutankhamen himself Go Fish for Ancient Egypt Game (K-AD)
must become pharaoh at the age of ten. He vows
I’d have played a lot more go fish as a kid if four colored pencils to write your own messages
to restore Egypt to what it was and advance the I could have used these! All of the cards have on the authentic papyrus paper. Add the colorEgyptian people. This story is told with simple an attractive photo and a tidbit of information ful hieroglyphic stickers as the finishing touch.
text and captivating color illustrations. 32 pgs.
about the object in the photo. Cards are divided Made in Egypt. ~ Lisa
012104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
5.95 into the sections Gods, Goddesses, Symbols, 020775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.50
Pharaohs, Mummies, and the Afterlife. Also
Golden Goblet (4-8)
included in the set is a fact book with slightly Fun with Hieroglyphs (3-AD)
Learn to write like the ancient Egyptians did When a young Egyptian boy is orphaned, his more detailed information, a hieroglyph alphalife changes. Although he has always desired bet, a basic geographical map, and game with hieroglyphs. Although they were probably
first used as pictures, hieroglyphs eventually
to become an apprentice to the goldsmith in instructions.
whose shop he works, his half-brother, now 053512 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
9.75 began to represent sounds. There are 24 hieroglyphs representing the single sounds found in
his guardian, apprentices him to the stone cutthe Egyptian language, and these hieroglyphs
ters instead. The mystery begins as he learns a King Tut Sticker Paper Doll (1-6)
secret that may explain his half-brother’s seemDress up King Tut in a matched outfit, or mix can be used like letters of the alphabet to make
words and sentences. This kit includes 24 rubingly unearned wealth.
and match for a combination truly original.
006212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.25 013539 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50
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ber hieroglyphic stamps, a black inkpad, an
alphabet chart, and a 48-page softcover book.
The book covers a wide range of details regarding the orientation of hieroglyphs, counting with
hieroglyphs, hieroglyphic clues, deciphering
hieroglyphs, and much more. Stamps measure
7/8” x 7/8”. -Enh
031033 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 16.95
Paint Your Own Papyrus (PK-AD)
Now you can paint your own depiction of
life in ancient Egypt with these pieces of papyrus. Each papyrus sheet measures 5” x 7” and
is silk screened with an outline of something
Egyptian. You can use markers or acrylic paints
(not included) to fill in the figures however you
wish. Each sheet is available separately, or you
can get the Set of 6 that includes the Bastet Cat,
the Hiero Alphabet, Tut, Udjat Eye, Winged Isis,
and Winged Scarab. A fun and artistic way to
supplement your study of Egypt.
EACH SINGLE SHEET . . . . . . . 2.50
014347 Bastet Cat
014380 Hiero Alphabet
014432Udjat Eye
014453 Winged Isis
014456 Winged Scarab
014412Set of All 6 . . . . . . . 9.00
Papyrus Sheets - Set of 6 (PK-AD)
035287 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00
Make Your Own Papyrus Kit (3-AD)
What could be a more appropriate activity to
accompany your study of Ancient Egypt than
making your own papyrus? This kit includes
instructions and enough strips of Egyptian papyrus stem to create one sheet of papyrus. The
process takes several days, and a lot of soaking, but when you're done, you can use your
sheet of authentic papyrus for your own unique
Egyptian work of art, or a scroll! Please note
that this kit does have a distinctive salty, driedplant "aroma" which may be more offensive to
some noses than others. ~ Jess
032264 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50
Papyrus Activity Kit (3-AD)
This kit offers students the opportunity to
make their own papyrus, and two sheets of finished papyrus paper they can use while they’re
waiting for their own to dry. Set includes raw
Egyptian papyrus reeds, one sheet of blank
papyrus paper, and one sheet of papyrus paper
with a black-and-white outline of an Egyptian
scene printed on it, for you to color. Included
papyrus paper measures 8” x 12”. ~ Jess
032265 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.50
Better Than Papyrus Paper (package of 32)
022705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.59
Egyptian Stained Glass Coloring Book (3-AD)
The exotic beauty and splendor of ancient
Egypt spring to life in these boldly outlined
illustrations based on actual Egyptian art and
artifacts. Included are 16 full-page images
on translucent paper: Queen Hatshepsut in a
ceremonial headdress, Cleopatra, a Nile boatman, Tutankhamen’s gold casket, a group of
musicians, duck hunting on the Nile and more.
the front and back. Turn the wheel to display
a colorful symbol, its Egyptian word, and its
English translation through the viewing window.
Examples of the 24 symbols include Ba (soul),
Nefer (beauty), Henu (praise), and Djed (stability). ~ Lisa
Ancient Egyptian Costumes Paper Dolls (3-AD) 001378 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.50
Sixteen authentic period costumes to adorn the
included male and female Egyptian. Spanning Ancient Egyptian Sticker Books (PK-AD)
over 1,500 years of Egyptian fashion history, Good things come in small packages with these
this collection includes colorful sheath dresses, little sticker books. Each 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” book consari-like cloaks, a shawl, and an elegant cer- tains four pages of full-color stickers. Symbols &
emonial gown for the lady (plus others). For her Amulets and Gods and Goddesses each contain
counterpart, clothes include pleated kilts, royal three image stickers per page, plus three label
robes, and a soldier’s uniform. Please note that stickers identifying each object in English and
fashions which expose a lot of skin are tastefully Egyptian. Tutankhamun’s Tomb contains three
handled by the doll holding objects or accesso- larger mummy stickers per page. ~ Lisa
ries over themselves; some costumes still show EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . some cleavage, which can be easily marked out 046293 Gods & Goddesses
046294Symbols & Amulets
or covered if you wish.
000453 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
5.75 046295Tutankhamun’s Tomb
With crayons, colored pencils, or felt-tip pens,
you can create splendid stained glass effects that
recall one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious civilizations.
019772 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
What Do You Know About Ancient Egypt? Ancient Egyptian Stickers (PK-AD)
064072 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.90
Quiz Deck (5-8)
061159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
Pharaonic Pencils (PK-AD)
Add some Egyptian flair to your pencil projects
Tools & Supplements
with Pharaonic Pencils! Each pencil is decorated
with colorful Egyptian-themed symbols includHieroglyphic Alphabet Items (PK-AD)
Each of these handy tools provides a ready ing hieroglyphics, animals, and King Tut. The
hieroglyphic reference, that would be a fun pencils with eraser set contains 6 standard #2
accompaniment to your studies of Ancient pencils. ~ Lisa
Egypt. You know they're all going to go through 001367 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.80
a hieroglyphics-writing phase! ~ Jess
032261Alphabet Stencil Ruler 4.50 3.95 Papyrus Cartouche Bookmark (PK-AD)
This decorative papyrus bookmark will be
10" sturdy plastic ruler features 22 hierocherished by all ancient Egypt-lovers. Colorful
glyhic symbols, and their corresponding
Egyptian scenes and hieroglyphics are displayed
English letters. Will make writing in hieroon the front of the bookmark, along with a
glyphics a snap.
032258Alphabet Decoder . . . 2.50 2.35 space for you to write your name in hieroglyphics (a reference on the hieroglyphic alphabet is
This double-sided decoder features 26 letincluded. A plastic sleeve is included to protect
ters, their accompanying symbol, and the
the papyrus paper. ~ Rachel
name of the symbol. Letters are arranged
018947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.85
alphabetically, with A-M on one side, and
N-Z on the other. Decoder and symbols are
Ancient Egypt Postcards (PK-AD)
illustrated in full-color. 4.5" in diameter.
These fascinating postcards each contain a
032259Alphabet Papyrus . . . . 6.00 5.25
grid of 12-24 colorful illustrations of objects
This attractive poster features the hiero(or people) from Ancient Egypt. The Gods and
glyphic alphabet (English letters and corGoddesses postcards feature 12 different gods/
responding hieroglyphic symbol) on genugoddesses, labeled with the Egyptian name
ine Egyptian papyrus.
Poster measures
and English translation below. (For example,
032260Alphabet Poster . . . . . 2.50 2.35 “Mut” is the goddesses of motherhood). The
Hieroglyphic Symbols postcard features abstract
This bright, papyrus-like poster features the
symbols (i.e., soul, goodness) instead of people.
hieroglyphic alphabet (with correspondThe Hieroglyphic Alphabet postcard contains a
ing English letters) along with additional
grid of 24 squares, each representing a letter of
Egyptian symbols and their meanings. Poster
the alphabet. Each square contains an illustrameasures 12.5" x 20".
025575 Stickers . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 2.75 tion of an object representing that letter, labeled
in English below. 6 ¼” x 4 ½”. ~ Lisa
Full-color stickers include two or more of
EACH POSTCARD . . . . . . . . . . 0.50
each hieroglyphic symbol, two cartouche
041598Ancient Egyptian Goddesses
stickers to write your name in, and several
041599Ancient Egyptian Gods
Egyptian-themed stickers, over 100 stickers
041645 Hieroglyphic Alphabet
in all. Stickers show only the hieroglyph for
041723 Hieroglyphic Symbols
each letter, but a helpful 7” x 9” alphabet
chart is included.
3D Egyptian Pyramid Puzzle (2-AD)
Symbols of Ancient Egypt Hieroglyphic An easy-to-assemble cork pyramid with four
hieroglyph lined sides: three with beautiful picDecoder (PK-AD)
Learn about Ancient Egyptian symbols and tures of the most commonly known Pharaohs,
their meanings with this handy decoder. The queens, and mummies, and one with facts
colorful 4” cardboard wheel has a metal fastener about the pyramids. 80 pieces.
in the center and cutout viewing windows on 007706 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 14.95
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Ancient Greece
Informational / Textual
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the
War (2-4)
A less detailed retelling of the classic story of
the Trojan Horse, written for elementary children. This is a “Step into Reading” book written
to be read by emerging readers - not nearly as
“heavy” as Black Ships Before Troy.
006216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
The Greeks (Internet-Linked) (4-8)
One of the Usborne Illustrated World History
series. Filled with typically-Usborne absorbing
graphics and illuminating text. Very readable,
detailed depiction of Greek life from the beginnings of Grecian society to Alexander the Great.
Internet-links allow you to further explore some
of the aspects of Ancient Greek culture.
008965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69
Trojan War (6-AD)
This retelling of the Trojan War makes the
characters and story come alive. With clear,
uncomplicated writing, it's the perfect way to
introduce this classic story to readers. With
black and white illustration and a list of characters and places, this book will make the story of
the Trojan War understandable and interesting.
260 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
011265 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Greek Way (6-AD)
This classic description of the contributions
of the ancient Greeks to Western civilization
was written by Edith Hamilton in the 1930s.
With excitement and an obvious love for the
culture, the author tells the story of how the
Greeks in Athens developed a new way of life
in the Western world around the 5th century
BC. Stressing the importance of freedom and
reason, Hamilton covers Greek philosophy, art,
writing, politics, religion, lifestyle, and more.
She also compares these aspects of culture to
other people groups at the time to show how the
Greeks were and are different. Various people
like Plato, Socrates, Aeschylus, and Pindar are
highlighted, and parallels are drawn between
figures such as Aeschylus and Shakespeare and
Aristophanes and William S. Gilbert. While
describing the historical high of Greek culture
and influence, the author shows how the world
is still affected by this culture, their philosophy,
and their way of life. Filled with examples, the
book shows how and why the ancient Greeks
still influence our world. 212 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
010607 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (1-6)
Over two-thousand years ago, a very smart
baby was born. This intelligent infant quickly
grew into a curious youth, and eventually to a
studious scholar with an ever-insatiable sense of
wonder about the world. Although he excelled
in all subject areas, his favorite topic of study
was geography. This story of Eratosthenes is
written directly to children and engages them
in the lively, interesting text and illustrations
even while presenting the great accomplish-
ments of this ancient Greek's lifetime. 48 pgs, Philemon & Baucis, Pygmalion & Galatea, Echo
& Narcissus, Labors of Hercules, Endymion’s
hc. - Melissa
007719 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00 12.95 Sleep, Orpheus & Eurydice, Ceres & Proserpine,
Cupid & Psyche, Juno & Halcyone, Atalanta &
the Footrace and Jason & the Golden Fleece. Add
The Last Days of Socrates (6-AD)
Includes the two dialogues of Socrates referred this book to a unit study of ancient Greece or
ancient history. Give it as a gift or add it to your
to in the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Greece.
009017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.00
9.95 home library. 144 pp, hc. ~Sara
021219 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 11.95
Trial and Death of Socrates (9-12)
This collection of four dialogues (including the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (Aliki) (3-6)
two dialogues needed in the Greenleaf Guide Simple, heavily illustrated history of Greek gods
to Ancient Greece by Plato was written after the and goddesses. The book begins with the Greek
trial and death of Socrates. The book, written story of creation, then continues with a “who’s
from the voice of Socrates, covers his opinions who” of each character, revealing their personalion piety and religion, his defense of his teach- ties, background, and “duties”. Very well done
ings, his respect for the law, and his embracing with an appropriate fairy-tale-like flavor.
of death as well as his thoughts on the immortal- 001989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
ity of the soul. - Melissa
020078 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00
2.50 D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (3-6)
Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This
is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek
myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in
color and black and white. Starting with Gaea
Usborne Greek Myths (PK-4)
Share the Greek Myths with your children. and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronoThis hardcover book contains over 15 stories, logical to the Titans, Zeus and his descenincluding the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason dants. Supporting characters are also given their
and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of due. Children will read about Hera, Hades,
Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the
pages are all colored, with bright borders, and Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more. The
many of the pages are further illustrated with tales are written for children to understand. Add
pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful this book to a unit study of ancient Greece,
book will draw young children - and older kids the seven wonders of the ancient world, the
Mediterranean region, or even as a study of
- into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
011249 Full Size Edition . . . 18.99 17.09 ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with
011250 Mini Edition . . . . . . . 7.99
7.19 modern ones. ~Sara
013786Book . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
Same content as full-size but 5 5/8" x 7".
022359Audiobook CD . . . . 25.00 17.50
Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier,
Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology (PK-5)
Kathleen Turner and Matthew Broderick,
This colorful book breaks down the confusing
CD is 240 minutes.
world of Greek mythology into understandable
stories for children with easily understandable
language. There are lists and explanations of all Usborne Book of Greek Myths (4-AD)
the gods and goddesses as well as the Titans and 027850 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.99 20.69
Olympians. Also included are stories involving
many of these characters that make up the fam- Greek Myths (6-AD)
This collection of Greek Myths is split up into
ily dynamic and reasons for the contemptuous
relationships among them. Some of the myths seven units - stories of the gods, loves of the
and illustrations contain violent occurrences but gods, early history of mankind, men's rivalry
because of the type of illustrations, nothing is with the gods, love stories of the heroes, advengory. A pocket in the front of the book contains ture stories, and great heroes. There are over
a Greek mythology family tree poster, stickers, 25 myths in all, from the Trickery of Hermes to
and temporary tattoos of Greek characters. An Cupid and Psyche to the great hero Heracles.
index and pronunciation of Greek names are in Line drawings illustrate the myths. 256 pgs.
011255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
the back of the book. ~ Alissa
029527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
Mythology for Teens (7-12)
This companion book includes several myths
Greek Myths (K-6)
What a beautiful book! Large format (9x12”) written as plays. They are done as samples of
with a hard blue fabric cover and a lovely vin- the whole story, followed by narrative informatage image of Pegasus and Bellerophon opens up tion and questions about the story kids just acted
to artfully bordered ivory pages and more color out or read aloud as a play. Margin notes have
illustrations. There is at least one illustration per discussion and activity ideas. The material is
story and they have an art-nouveau, old-fash- well organized, though it would be helpful to
ioned charm to them. Milo Winter is the main learn about the characters before reading the
artist. The large font is reader-friendly for children play selection. I like how this book is easy to foland the language used is very understandable for low and gives you a lot of ideas beyond what is
about a 3rd or 4th grade level reader in my opin- on the page. Parents could select activities that
ion, though they may struggle with pronouncing fit best into their schedules, or sit down with
the names! Myths included: Pandora & the Box the kids to choose the plays and activities that
of Troubles, Perseus & Medusa, King Midas interest them. ~ Sara
& the Golden Touch, Bellerophon & Pegasus, 053681 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
Hyacinthus & Apollo, Theseus & the Minotaur,
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Aesop’s Fables
Aesop's Fables (1-6)
A book of 67 fables retold by Ann McGovern,
illustrated in two colors and including a short
biography of Aesop. 79 pgs.
012075 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
Tales from the Odyssey CD Collection (3-6)
Greek classics, with all their complexities, are
understandably a little difficult for younger children to understand, but hey, with sea monsters,
one-eyed giants, sailors on a dangerous sea,
angry gods and goddesses, powerful enchantresses that can turn people into animals, and
other strange creatures, there's not much more
than an adventure-craving listener could ask for
than this CD collection. James Simmons reads
The Odyssey (retold by Mary Pope Osbourne for
middle-grade readers). Running time is 8 hours
on 7 CDs - Jess
016834 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.95 17.50
Aesop’s Fables (PK-AD)
Unabridged and in easy-to-read type for children. These beloved tales, combining moral
lesson with an entertaining animal story, still
retain their power to charm and instruct. A
delightful collection of favorite fables, including
“The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Ant and the
Grasshopper,” “The Crow and the Pitcher,” and Tales of the Greek Heroes (3-7)
many more! 96 pgs, illustrated with 35 black- Author Roger Green weaves nineteen tales from
and-white drawings.
Ancient Greek Heroic Age mythology into a
020128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00
2.50 continuous story in this retelling. Prometheus…
Zeus… Heracles’ Labours… Jason’s Quest for
Aesops Fables Coloring Book (K-5)
the Golden Fleece…They’re all here in one volA collection of 46 fables with illustrations to ume! Includes some discussion questions and
activity ideas at the end. 270 pgs., pb.
000155 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
4.25 053277 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Historical Fiction / Literature
Lysis Goes to the Play (3-5)
Published after her death, this last book
by Caroline Dale Snedeker is a short-chapter
book for younger readers who are interested in
ancient Greek culture. It tells the happy story of
Lysis and his sister Callisto, who go to a play
during the festival of Dionysus, even though it
breaks many of the societal restrictions on the
roles of boys and girls and children and adults.
Seen from the eyes of these children, readers
learn about the roles of men and women, free
men of other city-states, Athenian citizens and
slaves, and the pantheon of Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. 62 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
000308 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Hour of the Olympics (4-7)
This Magic Tree House book (#16) will whisk
readers back to the time of ancient Greece.
Follow Jack and Annie as they meet ancient
writers and philosophers and attend the original
Olympic games. See how Annie finds a way to
see them even though girls aren't allowed at
the games. The back of the book has additional
facts and information about ancient Greece and
the Olympics. 75 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
012043 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
Theras and His Town (5-AD)
This historical Greek novel begins when a
young boy’s father dies in battle and he is taken
to live in Sparta. It is a hard life for Theras, who
is an Athenian, and he longs to leave Sparta
and return to Athens. However, his escape from
Sparta is only the beginning of his dangerous
journey home as he is caught, escapes from
slave traders, and encounters other dangers.
002748 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13.50
Children’s Homer (3-AD)
The Iliad and Odyssey share stories that are
incredibly adventurous and entertaining, but
let’s face it, the language and length of these
works of literature make them difficult for
even adult readers to read and enjoy. That’s
why this classic retelling by Padraic Colum,
first published in 1918, has been so popular.
It combines the main storylines from the Iliad
and Odyssey and presents the story at an upperelementary reading level. It’s a great introduction to the classic tale and makes the story more
accessible to kids and adults alike. The book is
248 pgs, pb.
We also offer an audio version of this book.
There are no sound effects or background
music, but the book is entertainingly read
aloud, in its entirety, by Robert Whitfield. The
audio CD runs about 4.5 hours on 4 CDs, with
a track every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking.
~ Rachel S.
013768Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
023886CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.00 23.50
Rosemary Sutcliff Ancient Greek Stories (4-8)
These books by Rosemary Sutcliff are vivid
retellings of Homer’s epic poems. With short
chapters and fast-paced text, the books cover
the main plot lines of the Iliad and The Odyssey.
Perfect for middle-schoolers, these books will
captivate readers with their classic tales, easyto-read language, and exciting writing. Black
Ships Before Troy covers the Trojan War from
beginning to end and is 150 pages. Wanderings
of Odysseus covers the story of Odysseus after
the Trojan War, his adventures in returning
home, and the reclaiming of his kingdom in 134
pgs. Both books pb. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
006215 Black Ships Before Troy: The Iliad
012057 Wanderings of Odysseus: The Odyssey
The Golden Fleece and Heroes Who Lived
Before Achilles (5-AD)
A companion to The Children’s Homer by
the same author. This book blends the story of
Jason and the Argonauts’ quest for the Golden
Fleece with other tales from the period. A
Newbery Honor book.
013782 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
Iliad (7-AD)
When Helen of Sparta, the wife of Menelaus,
is stolen away by Paris, the Prince of Troy,
Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon declare
war against Troy. A war that has continued for
ten years, Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad, opens
with a disagreement between the Greek military
commander Agamemnon and his greatest warrior Achilles. When Achilles withdraws from
the army following the argument, the Greeks
soon suffer great loses. Achilles’ close friend
Patroclus devises a plan to help his struggling
comrades, and the Greeks are able to regain
ground but at the high cost of Patroclus’s life.
Enraged by this, Achilles seeks to avenge his
friend’s death, and in turn takes the lives of hundreds of Trojan soldiers and that of Patroclus’s
killer, Hector, the son of the King of Troy. The
poem ends with the Trojan king Priam begging
Achilles for his son’s body. ~ Enh
005951Dover Thrift Edition. . 3.50
Translated by Samuel Butler, and appears
to be an easier read than some others. pb.
036492 Classic Deluxe . . . . 19.00 13.50
This Robert Fagles translation boasts many
great features, including a 64-page introduction that analyzes the story and highlights
the main points, a guide for pronouncing
names, maps of regions involved in the
story, and notes on the translation. Every
tenth line of the book is numbered for easy
reference or group reading and discussion.
018710 Fitzgerald Translation14.00
A classic in its own right, written in vernacular, accessible blank verse. An introduction by Andrew Ford (professor of classics
at Princeton University) places the Iliad in
historical and cultural context. 588 pgs, pb.
011158 Memoria Press Ed. . 12.00 10.45
This edition of Homer’s Iliad is translated
by Samuel Butler. It includes an introduction by the translator, a glossary of characters, and occasional black and white
illustrations. 447 pgs, pb.
Odyssey of Homer (7-AD)
Composed nearly 3,000 years ago, this great
epic is attributed to the poet Homer. It is about
a man, a great traveler and hero who, after
many journeys and great struggles, tries to make
his way back home after the Trojan War.
035645 Lattimore Translation 14.99 10.75
This Perennial Classics edition contains a
modern translation by Richard Lattimore, a
renowned translator of classical Greek literature. The introduction provides an overview
of the basic story of how “Odysseus spent
ten years fighting at Troy, and another ten
years getting home.” Each page begins with
a helpful heading that concisely describes
the events taking place. ~ Anh
008949 Fagles Translation . . 18.00 12.95
Translated by Robert Fagles, 560 pgs, pb.
042664 Odyssey . . . . . . . . . 14.00
This edition, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
translation is my personal favorite, perhaps
because it is the first I read, or maybe
because the poetry seems to flow better than
other translations. It also includes some nice
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"extras" like an introduction that explains
many aspects of the poem, a map, a glossary of names and places, and an intriguing
postscript about the story and translation.
516 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
011199 Memoria Press Ed. . 12.00 10.45
This edition is translated by Samuel Butler. It
includes a preface by the translator, a glossary of characters, and occasional black and
white illustrations. 358 pgs, pb.
006123Thrift Edition . . . . . . 4.50
This unabridged "cheapie" was translated by
George Herbert Palmer and is 239 pgs, pb.
Caesar’s Gallic War (6-10)
Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War is
great for describing what the famous war was
really like, but it can be hard to read for students. Luckily, in 1961, Olivia Coolidge wrote
this fictional yet factual account of the Gallic
War of 58 to 51 B.C. It’s narrated by a fictional
soldier in Caesar’s army and provides a vivid,
more readable account of the war. 240 pgs, pb.
000631 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 14.50
Augustus Caesar’s World (7-AD)
Spanning events over a period of about 3,000
years, it focuses on the lifetime of Augustus
Workbooks / Activities
Caesar, culminating in the birth of Christ. Told
as a story, but filled with historical facts and
Ancient Greece Activity Book (3-6)
events, it helps bring this period to life. 334
Another great activity book by EduPress with pages, paperback.
lots of fun ideas and activities to liven up your 006198 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95
study of Ancient Greece. As with the Ancient
Egypt book, kids learn about the culture via Rise of Rome (Penguin Classic) (9-12)
33 varied projects - like making a water clock, 056331 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50
constructing a Grecian warship, creating wares
for the local agora (the town’s meeting and Rome: An Empire’s Story (9-AD)
marketplace), competing in the discus throw, 064468 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 13.25
learning the Greek alphabet, constructing a
chiton, serving up Ancient Greek cuisine, and
much, much more! We’re sure you’ll find some
fascinating activities here to complement your Against the World - Athanasius (PK-AD)
study of Ancient Greece.
The life of Athanasius is profiled for us here.
006217 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
7.25 We learn of the character and personality of
Athanasius, through the tasks that were set
before him and the way he handled himself
in various situations. The work he did for the
church was momentous - especially in the
Council of Nicea. 111-pages that read easily
and will have you thanking God for raising such
men to work in His Kingdom. ~ Zach
010405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
ancient rome
Cleopatra (3-8)
Informational / Textual
An excellent biography of this Macedonian
Greek Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra was one of
Pompeii...Buried Alive! (2-3)
the last of the Ptolemies, a royal line descended
A good overview for young children, cover- from a general of Alexander the Great. Notable
ing typical activities of the people, the sudden for her determination, intelligence, and beauty,
destruction of the town (based on the writing she almost succeeded in her goal of unifying the
of Pliny), and finding and excavating Pompeii world under her rule. This captivating account
centuries later. A Step into Reading book. 48 by Diane Stanley follows her tumultuous life
pgs, pb.
from the beginning of her rule at age 18 to her
013052 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
3.25 death in defeat at age 39. It also explains much
about the ambitions of Julius Caesar as well as
Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum (3-8) the downfall of Mark Antony - two men totally
If you gave your child a choice between reading devoted to this strong-willed queen.
a comic book and a history book, they would 007687 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
most likely grab the comic book and dig right in.
This book uses the format of a comic book (with Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (5-AD)
captions, speech bubbles, and colorful graphThis novel not only gives us a great historical
ics) to bring true, historical stories of the gladi- look at Galen's life, but gives a great view of
ators to children in a way they will enjoy and Roman times as well. Readers see a child in
remember. A surprising amount of information school, a rich man with slaves, soldiers at war,
is shared in the text boxes and speech bubbles untreatable plagues, Mediterranean geography,
and kids will learn historical facts without even and more. A host of illustrations augment the
realizing it. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
story. Same author and format as Archimedes
042405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
3.14 and the Door of Science.
000221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.50
The Romans (5-9)
One of the Illustrated World History books. Lives of Famous Romans (9-AD)
A detailed depiction of the Roman world from Inspired by and in the style of Plutarch’s Lives,
its inception to its fall. As typical of Usborne this book presents portraits of twelve famous
books, these contain very fine, clear graphics Romans written directly to our times, just as
and readable text.
Plutarch wrote for those of his day. Olivia
009034 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 11.69 Coolidge writes these vivid portrayals of Cicero,
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Caesar, Augustus, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian,
Constantine and other ancient Romans. 248
pgs, hc. - Melissa
025605 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 14.50
Plutarch’s Lives (11-AD)
Plutarch was a famous philosopher, writer,
and moralist who lived at the beginning of
the second century A.D. His most famous
contribution was these volumes, which give
mini-biographies of dozens of ancient Greeks
and Romans. The biographies are rich and full
of stories, detailing events in each person’s life
and culture while pointing out the character
and moral fiber the individual. Often Plutarch
gives biographies of one man from Greece and
another man from Rome and then compares the
two figures so readers can see how their personalities and life events differed. The first volume
contains profiles and comparisons of such powerful figures as Romulus and Theseus, Numa
and Lycurgus, and Fabius and Pericles, while
the second contains those of Demosthenes and
Cicero, Pompey and Agesilaus, Demetrius and
Antony, and many more. These volumes are
Modern Library Classics editions and contain
the 1683 Dryden translation that was revised in
1864 by Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and
prefaces are also included, along with an index
that makes it easy to find specific profiles. They
also have a bonus introduction by James Atlas
and a six-question discussion guide that prompts
readers to take further insights from this influential work. Volume One has 766 pgs; Volume
Two has 706 pgs; both are softcover. ~ Rachel
037761 Volume 1 . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50
037762 Volume 2 . . . . . . . . 16.00 11.50
Historical Fiction / Literature
Detectives in Togas (2-6)
This fictitious tale is set in
Ancient Rome. Caius, Rufus,
Antonius, Mucius, Flavius,
Julius, and Publius are students
in the finest grammar school
in all of Rome. Only wealthy
patricians can afford to send
their sons to this school, so
these seven are the entire class. One day Cauis
begins to irritate Rufus, and Rufus retaliates
by writing "Cauis is a dumbbell" on his writing tablet and hanging it up at the front of the
classroom. This leads to a scuffle, which their
teacher soon dissolves. Rufus is sent home, and
the boys are subdued. The next day arrives with
a string of mysteries. Neither Rufus nor Cauis
come to school, but an even bigger problem
is that the teacher isn't there! This has never
happened before. The remaining students find
him tied up in his closet, his house ransacked.
It appears that the burglar took only some mathematic books, unimportant pictures, and Rufus's
writing tablet. When the boys go to visit Rufus,
they find the words "Cauis is a dumbbell" written in red paint on the temple wall. Rufus claims
he is innocent and his handwriting was forged,
but his classmates discover that he was out all
night long, with no good alibi. Now Rufus has
been arrested, and it's up to his six friends to
find out who is behind the mysteries before
Rufus is punished!
011762 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Mystery of the Roman Ransom (2-6)
The "detectives" from Detectives in Togas (see
description) are back. This time, the boys buy
their teacher a slave, Udo, for his birthday.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have any use for the
slave, and he tells the boys to return him to the
trader. The boys try and take Udo back, but the
trader they bought him from has fled - and with
good reason! An ex-gladiator threatened to kill
him if he didn't get Udo back. Now the boys
are stuck with a slave who is wanted - dead
or alive - by an ex-gladiator! Udo eventually
reveals to the boys and their teacher that he is
the personal slave of Marcius Patricius Pollino.
He was sent to Rome to deliver a letter - a letter
revealing the name of a famous senator Pollino
wants killed. The boys are horrified - all of their
fathers are famous senators!
011767 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
A Triumph for Flavius (3-5)
This fictional story of a young Roman boy,
Flavius, and his Greek slave, Ariphron, will be
a refreshing addition to your study of classical Rome as you discover the city and culture
through Flavius’ world.
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Saxons are pushing in all along the coasts to
invade. This story tells the tale of some real
men, including Marcus Aurelius Carausius,
Allectus the Traitor, the Legate Asklepiodotus,
and of course Caesar Constantius. Upon Justin's
arrival at his new place, he almost immediately meets a distant cousin. Their friendship
becomes a valuable thing from the very beginning, when they first realize that the emperor
they are defending, Carausius, has a traitor,
Allectus, doing business with the Sea Wolves
(Saxons) behind his back. When they try to
bring this to his attention, Carausius pretends he
doesn't believe them. He sends them away to a
different post on the wall, which seems as a punishment. However, they later come to find that
it was for their very protection. For two years
after, Cullen, Carausius' servant, tracks them
down and brings them a letter which explains
that he knew they were right all along - and also
that if he met his fate, he wanted to be sure that
they would know that. As it was, Carausius was
slain shortly after Justin and Flavius were sent to
a different post. At this time, there are men trying to escape Allectus army, since he has taken
over and named himself Emperor in Carausius
place. Throughout the story, Justin and Flavius
are in it all together, doing whatever it takes to
stay faithful to their late Emperor and to save
themselves and the Legions. Rosemary Sutcliff
writes a historic, adventurous tale about loyalty,
friendship, and strength.
031601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Aeneid for Boys and Girls (3-7)
Rev. Alfred J. Church retells Virgil’s epic
Aeneid in simple language so that young boys
and girls can appreciate classic literature. This
story follows Aeneas, a Trojan who fled to
safety as the city of Troy fell. It describes his
adventures, how he settled in Italy, and how his The Lantern Bearers (5-9)
When Aquila, a member of the Roman auxdescendants ultimately founded Rome. ~ Anh
029571 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 iliary serving in Britain, hears that the troops
are leaving Britain, he decides to desert his
unit and stay behind to try and save his native
Quintus (3-10)
Quintus is sixteen years old and proud of his land. His father is killed and he and his sister
Roman citizenship. With his father dead and are enslaved by the Saxons. Aquila manages to
his mother dying, his uncle steps in to find him escape, and embittered and angry, he searches
an apprenticeship to a tentmaker outside of the for vengeance and redemption in this historical
city. He soon finds himself under the care of adventure.
Aquilla and Priscilla in a world so different from 031599 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
what he is use to. The people he works with
speak of love for neighbors, love for God, and Outcast (5-9)
love for a man who died for them thirty years Beric is the lone survivor from a Roman trading
ago. Through Quintus’ eyes, you will learn a vessel shipwrecked by a violent storm. Washed
great deal about the historical events that took ashore, the infant is lovingly taken in by the
place in the summer of 64 A.D., as Christians Britons, a Celtic tribe. However, as Beric ages,
become the target for great persecution under he grows increasingly aware of the fact that he
Emperor Nero. This is a gripping story that isn't fully accepted by the Britons because of his
depicts many of the horrors that Christians had Roman heritage. The village becomes wary of
to endure, but in a tamed down way that saves Beric and eventually casts him out, leaving him
adolescent readers from too many gory details. to struggle with his internal feelings of where
A great fictional story that shows the difficulties he belongs and to make a new life for himself.
that early believers faced and how God worked 031600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
it all to His Glory. 135 pgs, pb. – elise
040536 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.90
9.30 Aeneid for Boys & Girls (6-8)
056773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
The Silver Branch (5-9)
Before Rome fell, before the last of the The Bronze Bow (6-9)
Legions were gone from Britain and Rutupiae A young Jewish rebel is won over by the gentle
(Richborough), there were the Dark Ages. Justin teachings of Jesus and gives up his hatred of
had never been convinced that he was a soldier, the occupation forces from Rome. A Newbery
even through his most courageous deeds, for Medal book.
he is mostly a surgeon. However, his medical 001899 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
expertise comes in handy when he is sent by
Lucinius, his Cohort Commander, to his post. Martyr of the Catacombs (6-10)
Meanwhile, Rome is endangered because of This fictional story offers a realistic look at the
civil battles within, caused by fighting from the persecution suffered by Christians in Ancient
generals seeking the title of Emperor. Also, the Rome. Marcellus, a captain in the Praetorian
guard, has been charged with finding and arresting Christians, many of whom have taken refuge
in the endless maze of Catacombs underneath
the city. Although Marcellus is a respected soldier, he does not understand why the Christians
are so despised. He embarks on a mission to
learn more about them, and his life is soon
transformed by the power of Christ. Although
the earthly cost is high for Marcellus, he has
found eternal peace. Please note that while not
overly graphic, there are several passages dealing with deaths of the Christians, primarily as
victims in the Coliseum. 119 pgs, sc. – Melissa
004734 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
White Isle (7-AD)
This book by Caroline Dale Snedeker tells
about an ancient Roman girl named Lavinia
who is banished to Britain with the rest of her
family. Lavinia is enchanted by the island even
though her family sees it as a barbaric place.
The book contrasts the cultures of the early
British Christians with the pagan Roman aristocracy, and that setting makes a good background
for Lavinia’s story. Lavinia eventually converts
to Christianity and falls in love with a Christian
man, but she must deal with her pagan family
and her father’s plans for her marriage. A dramatic and entertaining novel, this book offers
a great look at Roman life in Gaul and Britian.
210 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
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Eagle of the Ninth (7-12)
In A.D. 119, the Ninth Roman Legion marched
north into the wilds of Britain and disappeared
without a trace, along with their symbol of
honor, an eagle emblem. Fifteen years later,
Marcus, the son of the unit's commander,
embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle
emblem, which is also a more personal symbol
of his family's honor. With an authentic historical background and memorable characters, this
adventurous story is sure to entertain. 210 pgs.
~ Rachel S.
012136 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Quo Vadis (7-AD)
Set in the first century A.D. in Rome, this
Henry Sienkiewicz novel tells the compelling love story of Marcus Vinicius, a young
Roman officer, and Lygia, a captive Christian.
Throughout the novel we see two vastly different sides of Rome – the life of Roman
aristocracy and that of Christians. Marcus has
grown up a pagan and lived his life on the side
of Roman aristocracy; his uncle, Petronius, is
one of Nero’s confidants. Through these and
other characters we see what Rome was like
under Nero’s rule, the power given an emperor,
and the extravagances afforded the favored.
Through Lygia, Marcus after his conversion to
Christianity, and other characters, we view the
appalling persecution of Christians and understand what it means to be a true follower of
Christ. Available in two versions. The Gateway
Movie Classics edition features a photo of the
1951 movie on the cover, plus an introduction
by Max Schulz explaining the cultural impact of
the book and the movie. The economical Dover
edition is “no-frills.”
014681 Movie Classics Ed. . 18.95 13.75
017067Dover Edition . . . . . 12.95
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Aeneid (7-AD)
Widely considered one of Rome’s greatest
poets, Virgil’s is well known for his epic poem
the Aeneid which tells the tale of Rome’s historic origins. Comprised of twelve books, the
first six trace Aeneas’ journey from the ruins of
Troy to Italy while the remaining books recount
the saga of Aeneas’ struggles to establish a settlement in Italy for what would ultimately lead
to the foundation of the great Roman Empire.
Several editions/translations available. ~ Enh
019491 Bantam Classic . . . . . 5.95
A verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum,
395 pgs, pb.
049941 Penguin Classics . . . 14.00
Translated by David West. 307pp, pb.
008831 Vintage Classic . . . . 13.00
Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. 464 pgs,
031608 Wordsworth Classic . 5.99
Translated by Michael Oakley. 358 pgs, pb.
Hostage Lands (9-12)
This exciting book by Douglas Bond has two
stories in one. The background story is of an
apathetic Latin student in modern England. He
has no desire to learn Latin until he discovers
an ancient Roman manuscript buried on his
family farm. The main story is the one that this
student translates from Latin into English, an
adventurous story from the third century. It tells
of a centurion who serves Rome at Hadrian’s
Wall and is saved from being massacred by a
Celt named Calum. Calum was deeply changed
when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman
Colosseum and tries to overcome the usurpation, treachery, and betrayal of his day. A
gripping, fast-paced historical novel that not
only tells about ancient Rome, but shares about
God’s divine intervention and mercy. 236 pgs,
039402 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
Ancient Rome Activity Book (3-6)
Another winner from EduPress. Arts, crafts,
and cooking projects, along with historical
aids, combine to liven up your study of Ancient
Rome. Create Roman cities, learn the Roman
number system, bake up some crustulum (garlic
bread), learn Greek words, make yourself a
Roman costume complete with wigs and jewelry. Prepare a mosaic, write your own “epic,”
or design a Roman coin. There’s lots more
learning and fun here, with a total of 38 activities covering different facets of Roman culture.
006221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Informational / Textual
Eric the Red & Leif the Lucky (K-3)
This soft cover, 44-page book tells the exciting story of Leif Ericson's discovery of North
America. With captivating black and white
sketches on every page and written in common vocabulary that younger readers can easily
enjoy, you'll be swept into the ancient saga of
Eric the Red and Leif Ericson.
011156 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50
☼The Viking Codex (3-7)
Enjoy learning about two of the most wellknown Vikings in history – Erik the Red and
Leif Eriksson, his son. This book is structured
somewhat similarly to a DK style book, but
with bigger illustrations, fewer peripheral details
and less text. However, it is still a very enjoyable read with several attached mini-books and
fold-out pages for added value. I’ve been a fan
of Viking culture for several years now and I
was able to learn new things from this book.
It highlights elements of the Viking way of life
including lodging, war and battle, their famous
ships, family life, their explorations, death and
burial customs, and a little bit of information
about their belief systems (Parents, even if you
are a Christian family, reading this together
allows for great discussion as well as educating
your children on the origins of fictional characters we currently enjoy like Thor and Loki.). 33
softcover pages. – Laura
023660 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Workbooks / Activities
Ancient Rome (1-8)
This Kaleidoscope Kids book follows the same
fun, fact-filled, hands-on format as other books
in the series (see Pyramids!, Knights and Castles,
and Ancient Greece!). Children not only learn
facts about the culture of ancient Rome, but
they also answer questions and complete activities that make the era and events come to life.
Students will build a working aqueduct, construct a highway with drainage, make a stone
arch, reconstruct the Forum Romanum, put on a
pantomime, and more. The materials needed for
these activities are cheap, easily found items like
pizza boxes, loose change, gravel or rocks, and
play-dough. Besides completing these activities
and learning about the Roman empire and its
effects on the world today, kids will read about
famous Romans such as Romulus and Remus,
Lucretia, the numina, and Sparticus. ~ Rachel
016907 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Scotland and even North America!), then you’ll
read about their history, ships, culture, famous
Vikings like Leif Eriksson, battle and raids,
armor and weapons, royalty and leadership,
family life, feats, crafts and handiwork and
more. There is a sizeable section about the
belief systems of the Vikings including their
gods and legends, as well as their conversion
to Christianity. Even as a Christian family, reading this together allows for great discussion as
well as educating your children on the origins
of fictional characters we currently enjoy like
Thor and Loki. I highly enjoyed reading through
the book and I’m sure your family will as well,
either as a history supplement or for casual reading. 77 hardcover pages. – Laura
032291 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 13.95
Explore Norse Myths!: With 25 Great Projects
003522 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95
D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths (3-9)
In the same style as D’Aulaire’s Book of
Greek Myths, this beautifully illustrated book
brings the Norse myths to life for young readers. Thirty-one chapters tell the stories of the
first gods and giants, the creation of the world,
the creation of man, Yggdrasil the world tree,
Asgard and the Aesir gods, the gods and goddesses, the Valkyries and Valhalla, Regnarokk
(the end of the gods), and the new world. In
true D’Aulaire style the stories are lavishly
illustrated, with many full-page illustrations. A
reader’s guide can be found at the end of the
book, which is a combination glossary/pronunciation guide/index. If you enjoyed D’Aulaire’s
Book of Greek Myths, you are sure to find this
collection – with all its lesser-known stories – a
real treasure! 160 pgs, hc. – Jess
041643 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 17.50
Historical Fiction
Viking Adventure (3-6)
Sigurd is a young boy who lived during the
time of the ancient Vikings. He is expected to be
adventuresome and rugged, so his father teaches
him to be courageous and strong. Sigurd has
heard of Wineland, a land far across the sea,
and he longs to go there himself. Finally, his
father permits him to set sail on a voyage to the
land. The trip is long and perilous, and Sigurd
will need to summon all his father has taught
him to make it through the journey alive. Black
and white sketches, 118 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
012313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Hand of Vengeance (4-AD)
055511 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
☼Vikingworld: The Age of Seafarers and Sagas
Inspired by the author’s grandfather who was
convinced he lived on a Viking burial ground
(and turned out to be right!), this awesome
book is filled with tons of pictures, illustrations,
computer-generated images, and lots of great,
informative text, notes, quotes and captions.
The timeline will give you a brief overview of all
the lands the Vikings visited (including Ireland,
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Viking Tales (4-AD)
Originally published in 1902, this classic collection of fifteen Viking stories has enthralled
families for generations. Some of the stories
included are: Olaf’s Farm, Harald’s Battle, Eric
the Red, and Leif and His New Land. Vintage
woodcut illustrations are sprinkled throughout
the text, and the back of the book contains a
descriptive notes section which explains Viking
terminology and customs of daily living (e.g.
homes, feasts). By Jennie Hall, 152 pgs, pb.
025905 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Viking Quest Books (5-10)
Reading the first book, I could not help
but think, "What an ideal time and place for
a story!" It's set during the Viking times, in
Ireland. This is an interesting combination, as
the majority of Ireland at this time was Christian,
while the Vikings believed in their own gods.
The story line follows Briana O'Toole and her
brother Devin. On the other side are, of course,
the Vikings and their young leader Mikkel.
The main character, though a girl, has enough
"spunk" to make both boys and girls interested
in this book. Briana is captured by the Vikings
and dragged away from Ireland to a life of servanthood. The characters are fun, the writing is
clear, and even though the whole "stranger in a
strange place" plot is kind of clichéd, this one
pulls it off as new. A good, clean Christian book
for those who like historical fiction. ~ Mark
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 7.99
025415Raiders from the Sea (Bk 1)
025411 Mystery of the Silver Coins (Bk 2)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
033770Invisible Friend (Bk 3)
033769 Heart of Courage (Bk 4)
036308Raiders Promise (Bk 5) 8.99 6.50
Story of Rolf: A Viking Adventure (5-AD)
An unabridged republication of Allen French’s
The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow, this
novel is just as captivating to readers as it was
over a hundred years ago. Rolf must avenge his
father’s death in ancient Iceland, where pagan
warriors battle Christian fighters in the early
years of Christianity. Justice, friendship, and
adventure make this book great for younger
readers.154 pgs, pb.
032327 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Workbooks / Activities
Viking Activity Book (2-6)
Explore the Viking life through arts, crafts,
cooking and games. Short introductory narratives introduce a variety of hands-on activities
that help children relive the period. Learn
about the Viking Thing or Folkmoot, then create
your own laws. Build models of Viking houses.
Dress in Viking attire, play hneftafl (or try to
pronounce it!), write a skaldic poem, use the
runic alphabet to write a message, learn about
Viking gods and myths, make Viking armor and
design a rune stone. You could use this alongside Beautiful Feet’s Early American History as
you read through Leif the Lucky.
006834 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Vikings of Legends and Lore Paper Dolls
Done in a different style than other Dover
historical paper dolls, these Viking characters
look more like children, with oversize heads
and lanky bodies. There are six legendary
Vikings represented here in three husband-andwife pairs. Each paper doll is accompanied by
legendary or historical background information
and has a sheet of clothes and accessories. The
end of the book holds some additional accessories and an assortment of weapons, of course!
All dolls and pieces will need to be cut out with
scissors or a craft knife.
030386 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Ancient Indo-Asia
Other civilizations / HISTORIES
Great Wall of China (K-3)
Twenty-two hundred years ago, King Chen
became the First Supreme Emperor of China.
King Chen came up with a brilliant solution to
protecting his people from the Mongol horsemen who raided villages and threatened to
invade. He would build a wall. After ten long
years of hard work, the 3,750-mile wall was
complete. This true story is told in a simple,
storybook manner so children will enjoy it while
learning about history. Black-and-white drawings illustrate the book. 30 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
012091 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Historical Fiction / Literature
Gilgamesh the Hero (K-4)
Join Gilgamesh on his adventures with his
best friend Enkidu as they fight monsters, brave
earthquakes, and fight the Bull of Heaven as they
travel the world. Then follow Gilgamesh on his
journey to find Utnapishtim the Faraway. See
how Gilgamesh goes from a young handsome
King to a broken down, aged looking man. Will
the "Old-man-young" bring back his youth? The
Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest recorded
stories in the world. Was he a real King over the
Sumerian city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, or is he
Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road (5-8)
just a story from folklore? ~ Phyllis
For centuries, the Silk Road trade routes have 030544 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 14.95
run from China to India and Egypt, through
the cities of Baghdad and Constantinople and Gilgamesh the King (K-4)
Samarkand, all the way to Moscow and Venice This storybook shares the legend of Gilgamesh
and other European cities. Journey through in an exciting and understandable way. See how
the Silk Road was long and difficult, partly friendship and forgiveness from an uncivilized
by ships and partly by land and wrought friend teach an evil king how he should treat
with dangerous men and weather events. others. This story, over 5000 years old, is told
In this fascinating story, you will read about with beautiful and detailed illustrations, and it
three very different men who traveled the Silk also includes maps and information about how
Road for different reasons and in different time it was recovered from Mesopotamia. ~ Rachel
periods. The first man you will meet was a 012604 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Buddhist pilgrim named Xuanzang, who in the
7th Century brought religious books from India Revenge of Ishtar (K-4)
to his home country. Next you will meet the
The epic story of Gilgamesh is continued with
Mongolian warrior and conqueror, Ghengis the same easy reading with detailed illustraKhan, who lived 500 years after Xuanzang. tions format as Gilgamesh the King. Now that
Finally, you will enjoy the tales of Marco Polo, Gilgamesh and his kingdom are happy and
a Venice merchant who traveled the Silk Road prosperous, the only thing troubling them is a
to the court of the great Chinese Emperor in the monster in the mountains. The monster is evenlate 13th century. Wonderfully illustrated with tually slain, but with a price. ~ Rachel
photographs, black and white illustrations and 012606 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
colorful maps and even a Ma-Po Tofu recipe,
you and your child may become so thoroughly The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (K-4)
engrossed you will forget you are learning! 164 Gilgamesh, King of the ancient city Uruk, sets
pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
out to find the secret of immortality. His quest
011171 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25 takes him on a long and dangerous journey over
the mountains, down into the abyss of the sun
Samurai's Tale (7-12)
god, through the desert, and across the Waters
This is the story of a
of Death. Learn why this story from 5000 years
wealthy man's son who is
ago is still remembered today. ~ Rachel P.
made into a servant when
012605 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
his family is brutally killed
in war-torn 16th Century
Gilgamesh: New Rendering in English Verse (9-AD)
Japan. Follow this boy's life
Though not a direct translation, author David
as he grows to manhood
Ferry has produced a readable interpretation of
in these troubled times and
the epic poem that will introduce modern readnot only survives his cirers to the ancient tale of Gilgamesh, a king of
cumstances, but thrives. A
ancient Mesopotamia who pursues immortality
very interesting story portraying ancient Japan. after the death of his friend Enkidu. ~ Anh
234 pgs.
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011267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Epic of Gilgamesh (9-AD)
A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up
This ancient Babylonian story tells about the
Through China’s Proverbs (11-AD)
powerful king Gilgamesh and his friendship with
Written by best selling author Adeline Yen Enkidu, a being created to destroy him. The two
Mah, this book provides a unique look into share many adventures and fight monsters, but
Chinese culture. She explains many Chinese eventually Enkidu is killed and Gilgamesh is
proverbs, tells stories from her own life and devastated. He undertakes a desperate (and
about Chinese emperors, and makes Chinese ultimately impossible) mission to find the secret
wisdom available to Western readers. 250 pgs, of immortality. Both unabridged versions were
sc. – Laura
translated by N.K. Sandars. - Rachel
057028 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.99
9.95 027968 Penguin Classics . . . 12.00
Includes the glossary as well as a detailed
Art of War (AD)
introduction that examines the narrative and
025221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.95
its historical context; 128 pgs, pb.
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Corn Grows Ripe (3-6)
For centuries, corn has been a staple of Mayan
life. Corn provides nourishment, and it can be
sold to purchase necessities. This book tells the
story of a Mayan family living in the Yucatan,
struggling to plant and harvest the corn they
need to survive. Twelve-year-old Tigre must
shoulder the burden, because his father is badly
injured and his mother and grandmother cannot
do all the work on their own. This story is rich
in Mayan folklore and customs, and is enhanced
with beautiful charcoal illustrations. A glossary
of Spanish, Maya, and Mexican words used in
the text is included. A Newbery Honor Book. By
Dorothy Rhoads. 88 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
003628 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Secret of the Andes (3-6)
This is a compelling story about Cusi, a modern Inca boy. Cusi works for a llama owner
deep in the Andes Mountains. He leaves the
mountains to search for some meaning to life,
and he slowly discovers the truth about his birth
and his people's ancient glory. This book tells
much about mountain life and both the ancient
and modern Incas. With short chapters and
easy reading, this book is perfect for younger
readers who want to learn more about Inca life
in an entertaining manner.
011989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Golden Bull (6-9)
Fourteen year old Jomar and his younger sister
Zefa have only lived on their parent’s farm.
But when tough times leave the Mesopotamian
farmlands barren, the siblings are forced to
leave their home in order to survive. Jomar will
be the goldsmith’s new apprentice in the big
city of Ur. Although there are no illustrations
in the book, the fast-moving plot and dynamic
relationship between the main characters kept
me turning the pages. 206 pgs. ~ Anh
053106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Anna of Byzantium (6-AD)
This emotional story of Anna Comnena, a
Byzantine princess who was betrayed by her
family members and denied the throne, is a
mix of history, mystery, and intrigue. Anna is
trained and raised to be the empress, but instead
spends most of her days exiled in various nunneries. Follow her as she develops as a woman
and discovers who she really is and what is
important in life. 212 pgs.
012032 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons (6-AD)
In an ancient Arab nation, a man has seven
daughters. His brother has seven sons. The
father of the seven daughters is thought of as
cursed while the father of sons is thought to be
blessed, for what good are daughters, especially
seven of them? The daughters wonder what
kind of husbands will take them. Only Burah,
the fourth daughter, finds the courage to take
her life into her own hands. She is slightly more
educated than her sisters, as her father singled
her out to play chess and discuss business, for
lack of any sons to hold this position. Burah
is convinced that she can change her family's
fortune if only she is given the chance. Her parents finally agree to back her with their meager
savings, and Burah puts her plan into action.
Disguising herself as a man, she travels to a distant city and establishes a successful business.
Here, she makes friends with three young men,
the prince of the city and his two best friends.
When Burah finds herself falling in love with the
prince, her heart is troubled. Should she share
her secret at the cost of losing the position she's
worked so hard for? (I had to take this one home
and finish it to find out!) - Melissa
011806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Middle Ages
Courses & Unit Studies
Story of the Middle Ages (2-3)
The aim of this history book is to help young
elementary students understand their own history. Since many Americans are of European
descent, studying European history will provide
a starting point for these students to understand
their own history. Although the title suggests
study of the Middle Ages, the book covers
a greater date range than this term usually
denotes, with chapters that cover the Roman
Empire through the late 1500’s. Starting with
the Romans and the beginning of Christianity,
chapters include discussions of the Franks
and Charlemagne, the Vikings, the Britons,
life in a castle and village, the Crusades, the
Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and
exploration of the world. Text is primarily factual, but told in an interesting manner. Chapters
are five to ten pages in length and include blackand-white and one-color illustrations. A chapter
summary lists important points, and review
questions are listed to test comprehension.
Another great value from Christian Liberty Press.
011123Book . . . . . . . . . . . 22.25 16.25
011124Answer Key . . . . . . . 6.50
011125Test Packet . . . . . . . 5.25
very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher
Illustrated History of the World, most pages
incorporate a timeline of events during the
period covered on the page-spread. A bottom
of the page timeline shows in shaded color the
period covered. Medieval World goes from 500
AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of
the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of
the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that
your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot
of history along the way).
006624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 13.49
Medieval World (3-7)
Enter the Age of Chivalry! Do you have what
it takes to be a knight? Learn about the knight's
role in medieval society, the knightly code, and
the Holy wars. During this period, great castles
were built to protect and defend large areas.
Find out what life was really like in a castle
town. Like other Kingfisher books, this one is
packed with detailed information and colorful
illustrations. ~ Anh
022320 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe (4-8)
065321 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 12.95
Archers, Alchemists, & 98 Other Medieval Jobs (3-8)
Medieval jobs were quite different from the
ones children dream about today. Even when
children in the Middle Ages dreamed of a certain career, there was a good chance their birth
would restrict them to just one or two options.
This book explains all of that as it introduces
children to life in the Middle Ages – with a basic
timeline of major events, a look at the population figures, a comparison of some differences
between 2003 and 1253, a description of the
feudal system, women in the Middle Ages, and
when boys and girls could expect to be put to
work. Different jobs from the time period of
1000 to 1500 AD are described through humorPicture the Middle Ages (4-8)
This is one terrific unit study of the Middle ous and engaging text, with plenty of colorfully
Ages that is nearly as good as being there! In illustrated cartoon drawings. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Zach
12 chapters, this extensive unit study covers the 032405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.50
basic history of the middle ages, famous people,
events, heraldry, church history, knights, castles Medieval World Series (4-9)
The Medieval times or Middle Ages seem to
and more. Lots of great cross-curricular activities are offered (history, literature, the arts and hold great fascination for most people. It seems
language arts with vocabulary and writing. The like such a different lifestyle from the one that
language arts component is so complete that we are used to and take for granted. Just the
you probably won't even need a separate pro- idea of kings, knights, tournaments, lords and
gram during the study! To make this even more ladies, great feasts, and more seems more like
interesting many "hands-on" things are included movies than real life! Children will love these
like dances, recipes, patterns for coats of arms, books that let them immerse themselves in the
music, and basic patterns to make your own Medieval Times and learn about daily life, what
middle ages costumes. To wind up this suggest- homes were like, how society worked, what
ed 5-8 week study, you'll plan and have a grand was involved in being a knight or a noble, and
finale - a medieval festival with jousts, plays, a much more. These books are packed full of
feast and more! A list of additional resources is fascinating and useful information, excellent
also included. There's LOTS to choose from in illustrations, artwork, maps, timelines, and even
information about what was going on in other
this book! 162 pgs, spiral.
044754 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.50 26.50 cultures during these time periods. ~ Megan
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
032170Arts & Literature in the Middle Ages
Informational / Textual
032171 Children & Games in the Middle Ages
038572 Clothing in the Middle Ages
Medieval World (Usborne) (3-8)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these 038574 Famous People of the Middle Ages
are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with 038575 Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages
lively, but sparse, text, this volume would 032172 Life in a Castle
appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cut- 032173 Life of a Knight
away diagrams, maps and timeline features are
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032174 Life on a Medieval Manor
038579 Manners & Customs in Middle Ages
038580 Medieval Law and Punishment
038581 Medieval Medicine and the Plague
038582 Medieval Myths, Legends, and Songs
038583 Medieval Projects You Can Do!
032176 Medieval Society
032175 Medieval Warfare
032178 Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel
032179 Places of Worship in the Middle Ages
038584Science and Technology in the Middle Ages
032180 Women and Girls in the Middle Ages
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (5-8)
Subtitled: Voices from a Medieval Village, this
brilliant little book by Laura Amy Schlitz contains a series of nineteen monologues and two
dialogues telling the stories of people living in
a medieval manor in England in the year 1255
A.D. People from every rank and station are
represented in this book of mini-plays. There’s
Hugo, the lord’s nephew who must kill a boar
to earn his manhood and avoid a beating; Otho,
the miller’s son, who’s quite a philosopher for
his young age; Mariot and Maud, the glassblower’s daughters, one of whom faces the dreaded
plight of marrying their father’s apprentice; and
a dozen other colorful characters. The sketches
are written in period voice, but with simple
language, so that they are easy to understand.
There are marginal notes with explanation of
the few antiquated words or ideas that appear
in the text. Where the author thought it necessary, there are short essays on certain aspects
of medieval life (such as medieval pilgrimage,
the crusades, falconry and farming) included in
the book. This is an enjoyable read as a storybook, and I am certain it would be an equally
enjoyable drama project for anyone studying the
Middle Ages. ~ Rachel P.
019972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Story of the Middle Ages (6-8)
Samuel B. Harding tells the story of the Middle
Ages – which he says is “when Europe became
Europe.” It was a time of transition. The
power of Rome was gone, and people groups
were once again gaining their own identities
and building their own states and civilizations.
In a direct and engaging style, Harding tells
about the Ancient Germans and the people of
the Roman Frontier; he details the end of the
Western Empire and the growth of the Church;
he looks at the rise of the Franks and their struggles with the Mohammedans and Charlemagne;
and he discusses the growth of feudalism, the
deeds of the Northmen, the crusades, life in
the Middle Ages, the papacy, and the Hundred
Years’ War. This reprinted, 100-year old text
is 217 pgs in pb and includes black and white
illustrations throughout.
044863 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 10.75
Ecclesiastical History of the English People (6-AD)
Bede is known as the “Father of English
History.” He assembled facts about the history of the Church in Britain, and this provides
the first account of Anglo-Saxon England ever
written. Leo Sherley-Price translated the book
from Latin, and it is surprisingly easy to read
and understandable, especially considering it
was written in AD 731. The book begins with
Caesar’s invasion in the first century BC and
goes on to tell about all the people and events
that led to the development of government and
mainstream conversion to Christianity. The
book shares about the many men and women
who made an impact during the time period
and describes the customs and lives of ordinary
people. This great edition also includes Bede’s
Letter to Egbert, which denounces false monasteries, and The Death of Bede, which is an
interesting eyewitness account from a monk.
Notes are included to describe the people and
terms that average readers may be unfamiliar
with. 398 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
036482 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95
the spread and reform of religious institutions;
expansions of trade and city life, the rise of
regional empires and local feudal regimes and
the revolutionary advances in science and technology. Engaging writing, abundant illustrations
and a detailed timeline all flow together to create a telling of history that will delight teens and
adults alike. Recommended for the Beautiful
Feet Medieval History Literature guide, this
book would be a valuable asset to any study of
the Middle Ages. 189 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne
050379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.95
Magna Charta (7-AD)
This English charter from 1215 was put into
place to limit the absolute rule of English monarchs, specifically King John. The Magna Charta
required the king to renounce certain rights and
respect legal procedures. The last portion of the
book shows how the Magna Charta influenced
later governments and their documents. By
James Daugherty, 181 pgs, paperback.
000194 Magna Charta . . . . 14.95 12.75
024139Audiobook CDs . . . 24.00 16.95
The unabridged story is presented on three
CDs, with a runtime of approximately four
Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives (7-AD)
hours. Read by the author, James Daugherty.
This historical romp through the middle ages
is rather the opposite of the Famous Men book
for the same period. Instead of looking at cer- Pocket Magna Carta: 1217 Text and Translation
tain persons, this book steps back and looks at (9-12)
the collective whole of medieval life in Britain. 065370 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And, yes, he runs into some of those famous
men along the way. Chapters cover groups Scottish Chiefs (7-AD)
First published in 1809, this book met with
of individuals – peasants, minstrels, outlaws,
monks, philosophers, knights, damsels, and sweeping success throughout all of Europe.
kings. Investigating each, the author describes Authored by Jane Porter, this book dynamiin generalities, and then cites specifics in terms cally depicts the rebellion of the Scots against
of people and events. Frankly, the information is the tyrannical King Edward in 1296-1305. The
fascinating in its breadth and provides a number host of colorful characters, both good and bad,
of surprises, such as the amount of belongings enhances the dramatic story. The rebellion is led
owned by some peasants or the degree of open- by the ever-so gallant Sir William Wallace, the
ness in communication concerning sexual acts. epitome of a heroic, chivalrous knight. Although
There are two sets of full-color art reproductions not written as a historical account, the book nevdepicting various aspects of life in the medieval ertheless is a very genuine fictional account of
time period (defined, by the way, as from 1066 the adventures of Wallace as he and his followers
– the Norman conquest – through 1536 – Henry fight to restore Robert the Bruce to the throne of
VIII’s suppression of the monasteries). Please Scotland, thus restoring peace to their homeland.
note that the target audience is older than the Although the suggested reading level begins at
Famous Men books and some content is more sixth grade, younger children will likely embrace
graphic than you might expect. Also, at least the story as a read-aloud as well. 504 pages.
one of the paintings features a (captive) female 049598 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50
nude. 224 pgs, pb ~ Janice
020135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95 1066: The Year of the Conquest (7-AD)
The year 1066 is quite often spoken of as a
very important date in the history of Western
The European World 400-1450 (7-AD)
Weaving together primary sources containing Civilization. We all know what happened,
eyewitness accounts, original writings, detailed right? The Battle of Hastings - where William
maps and numerous colorful illustrations; this the Conqueror invaded England and defeated
is not your typical Middle Ages History text. King Harold. How much of the battle's proIn fact, you may quickly agree that this book ceeding history has been told? Author David
breathes new life into world history! Beginning Howarth tells it here, from the death of King
with an introduction to the “cast of characters” Edward in January of 1066, to the coronation
students are quickly transported back in time as of William on Christmas day of the same year.
the storyline unravels revealing this pivotal time Researching everything that could be found, the
period that is crucial to understanding our own author gives us the history of events of the year
times. The history of the Middle Ages is one of from the viewpoint of your average Englishman,
believers and barbarians, popes and peasants, and he paints verbal portraits of the leading
competing empires and unforgettable leaders. characters and their motivations. This book will
It also the story of the fall of the Roman Empire, give readers a new appreciation for the place
invasion of the Huns, the rise of feudalism, and and the time, and the events which took place
the reign of plunder brought by the Vikings. But in the year 1066. 207 pgs with some maps,
it is also a story of faith: Augustine and Aquinas, illustrations, and diagrams, pb. ~ Zach
Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and the Crusaders; 029803 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians (8-AD)
Originally presented as a series of lectures at
Cambridge University, this comprehensive history looks at the fall of Rome as facilitated from
within and without. Author J. B. Bury’s explanation of the causes of Rome’s downfall show
how the ever-expanding and aggressive attacks
by the Goths, Huns, Vandals, and Franks, combined with a relaxed attitude and downsizing
within the Empire, led to the eventual end of
the once mighty Roman Empire. Rather than
having chapters, the book is organized by lecture – 15 in all – and works steadily through
the progression of events. This sequence can
be seen in the lecture titles as follows: Lecture
1: Germans and Their Wanderings, 2: Roman
Empire and the Germans, 3: Clash of Rome
and the Barbarians, 4: Visigothic Entry in to
the Empire, 5: Raiding of Italy and Gaul, 6:
Visigoths in Italy and in Gaul, 7: Gaul, Spain,
and Africa in Transition, 8: A New Menace to
the Empire, 9: Attila’s Attack on Gaul and Italy,
10: Decline of the Roman Power in the West,
11: Ostrogothic Conquest of Italy, 12: Visigoths
and Franks in Gaul, 13: Reign of Clovis, 14:
Lombard Invasion of Italy, 15: The Lombard
Law. A timeless text that enlightens us to the
groundwork for the modern era of Europe. 296
pgs, pb. – Zach
044833 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95
Penguin Atlas of Medieval History (8-AD)
In a remarkably fluid manner, this reference
shows the political, religious, and trade changes
occurring in Europe, North Africa and the Near
East from A.D. 362 to A.D. 1483. There are
47 maps in all, arranged in six sections. Each
section features five to six maps, spaced in intervals of about 40 years which show the political
boundaries of the area at that time. The last
map or two included in each section depicts the
territories of Christianity and Islam, and various
other maps may also be included that show trade
routes and cities of the period, population of various regions, or further exploration of the world.
Each two-page spread consists of the map on the
right-hand page, with the left-hand page providing a detailed commentary on the changes that
are reflected on the map. While the commentary
may be a little advanced for younger students,
the maps provide an easier-to-understand visual
look at the known world of the period, and could
be used as visuals for a wider range of students
with some explanation. The maps themselves
feature black-and-white land territories and blue
bodies of water. Various shading patterns make
it easy to distinguish the territories of different
kingdoms and peoples. Additional notes and an
index are also included. A fairly compact guide,
this would make an excellent supplemental
resource to any in-depth study of medieval history, where students can actually "see" the shift
from Roman to early modern times. - Jess
023957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00 12.50
Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas (9-AD)
Much more than “just” an atlas, this reference book from National Geographic traces
the development of the three civilizations that
occupied parallel (sometimes intersecting) but
divergent places in the Medieval world (400 –
1500 AD). The history of each century is gloriously traced in 30 page segments of this majes-
tic, colorful, hardcover book. Rich in lyrical
and captivating stories with colorful characters,
exciting battles and alluring intrigues, voices of
the day speak from words of rare manuscripts,
landmark documents, and classic works of
literature. Within each century the notable
occurrences in European Christendom, Eastern
European Byzantium, and Middle Eastern Islam
are highlighted along with a timeline showing
their relationship to each other. In addition
to historical description and analysis, sidebar commentary covers beliefs, arts & letters,
personae (biographical sketches), innovation,
edifices, and locus (writings/books). There is
considerable text – surprising in an atlas – but
there are the expected maps as well. Within
each century, there is a “modern” map showing
the boundaries of each civilization during that
time frame as well as historical maps reflecting
the “at-the-time” perspective. There is also a
world overview map that gives a summary of
what was happening in the other parts of the
world during that same century. Interesting,
illustrative material abounds: art reproductions,
artifact photos (in color), jewelry, photos of
modern-day cities or artistic representations of
historic ones, portraits, buildings, etc. There is
much more here than a casual skimming of the
pages provides. This book is used as a textual
reference for some history programs, and it’s
easy to see why. Although not quite in the
category of high school world history text (but
close), it provides a detailed secular look at
three amazing religion-based civilizations, two
of which directly impact later centuries. 384
pgs, hc ~ Janice
008081 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 27.75
Knights / Castles
Castles (Usborne Beginners) (PK-2)
This book contains the same colorful illustrations and captivating descriptions as other
Usborne books, but feature large font and
simple text to make the information accessible
and captivating to new readers. Detailed and
interesting facts tell of daily life for people,
places, and things of long ago. Includes a glossary and index.
021997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
A Medieval Feast (Aliki) (2-6)
We enjoy the many books by Aliki, and this
one is no exception. It tells the story of the
preparations needed for a feast at fictitious
Camdenton Manor when the king is due to visit.
A fascinating and well-illustrated look at this
sumptuous facet of medieval life.
001948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Illustrated Book of Knights (3-8)
It’s easy to take a trip back in time with this story-like book full of gorgeously illustrated knights
and castles! Reprinted from a 1957 children’s
book, this title by Jack Coggins explores the fact
and fiction surrounding medieval knights, what
life was like during medieval times, medieval
weapons and suits of armor, how castles were
used as defenses and how they were attacked,
the battles and crusades that the knights fought
in, tournaments, hunting, the knight’s code of
honor, and much more. The text is large and
easy-to-read, and the illustrations (by the author)
are full of detail and drama. In true retro fashion, pages alternate between full-color illustrations and black-and-white illustrations. Because
Canterbury Tales (in Modern English) (9-AD) it reads more like a story than a “topic book”
See description in Library Builders.
which has been picked apart and over-orga000651 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
4.50 nized, readers can wander though the book and
enjoy the whole history and lifestyle of medieval
Life in a Medieval City (9-AD)
knights that is offered. 105 pages, pb. - Jess
For older students interested in medieval 038788 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.50
culture, this book will provide lots of fascinating information about what life was like in the
Famous People
Middle Ages. Specifically, the book details what
life was like in the prosperous city of Troyes Augustine: Farmer's Boy of Tagaste (3-12)
in the year A.D. 1250. Troyes is the capital
Recommended for use in Diana Waring's
of the county of Champagne and the site of history course, this is the story of Augustine of
two yearly fairs. The book shares information Hippo, written by well-known Dutch author P.
about the daily activities of the city, covering de Zeeuw. It's the story of a very intelligent boy
different aspects of life and giving an amaz- who strayed from his mother's teachings about
ing glimpse into what it was like to live in the the Savior. His mother never stopped praycity, and in the era in general. Topics include ing for him, however, and in time, Augustine
what the homes of “wealthy” citizens were like, became a firm believer and a model for all
jobs a housewife did, childbirth and children, around him. 93 pgs, pb. - Zach
weddings and funerals, small businesses, big 010403 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
businesses, doctors, the Church, the cathedral,
school and scholars, books and authors, theater, In the Days of… (6-10)
disasters, town government, the yearly fairs, Learn about the lives of four great English monand more. The text shares incredibly interest- archs, told as narratives in this interesting series.
ing information that is often left out of studies Children will love the exciting tales of nobility,
and the expressive, narrative style really helps wars, and important happenings in the history
you see what life was like back then. Included of our world.
on every few pages are black and white photos EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 10.75
of remaining medieval structures, artwork, and 043686Alfred the Great
other relics. With intriguing details about a
From the time Alfred was a small boy, he
medieval city which survives to this day, and
felt called to chivalry and the defense of his
great photographs to illustrate the information,
people against the ravages of the Danes.
this book will truly show students what life in a
This is the story of how a boy became a
medieval city was like. 274 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
man, and how a prince became the King of
041897 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.25
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Wessex – and the only English monarch to
be called “the Great.” 230 pgs, pb.
043708 Queen Victoria
From the time Alexandrina Victoria was
born, people said she looked like a queen.
Indeed, when she was crowned Queen of
England at the age of 18, she was ready. She
entered into her rule not with pride or arrogance, but simplicity and honesty. During
her 64 year reign, she raised nine children
and led Great Britain during an unforgettable era. 261 pgs, pb.
043794 William the Conqueror
It was not an easy road for the Duke of
Normandy to become the King of England,
but William was in fact a conqueror. Time
and again his life was in danger. But the
day came when he faced the armies of the
English with his loyal Normans, and he
fought to overcome and settle the conquest
of England.
Joan of Arc (Twain) (7-AD)
Did you know that Mark Twain wrote a major
work on Joan of Arc? I didn’t either! However,
Mark Twain himself stated, “I like Joan of Arc
best of all my books; and it is the best…” He
spent twelve years researching detailed accounts
written by both the French and the English, and
two years writing. This story is amazingly told
(remember, it is written by one of the best storytellers of all time!), as Twain ingeniously has a
fictional man by the name of Alden, translating
a fictional memoir by the narrator and Joan’s
long time friend, de Conte. This is an extraordinary book about an infamous woman, written
by a literary phenomenon. 452 pgs, pb. – elise
000646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 13.95
Historical Fiction / Literature
See Library Builders for several versions of
Canterbury Tales
Making of a Knight (K-4)
Follow James as he is sent to a castle as a page
and works his way up to squire. He eventually
becomes a noble knight with a squire of his
own. As battles and tournaments are described,
you see the courage and honor that James has
developed. Information on things such as
weapons, armor, and horses are included in
the storybook to educate readers about this age
of chivalry. Colorful and detailed illustrations
complement the story on every page.
012641 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Saint George and the Dragon (1-4)
This enchanting tale takes place during a
time of fairies, knights, and dragons. George,
a young man who's never fought a battle in his
life, is commissioned by the Fairy Queen to slay
a dragon and save the village of a beautiful princess. A multi-day battle arises between George
and the dragon as the beautiful princess looks
on with wonder and dread. Detailed illustra952
tions help make this a wonderful storybook. 32 Twelve Bright Trumpets (5-8)
pgs. ~ Rachel S.
This book compiles twelve historical fic012323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.00
6.25 tion stories about the Middle Ages written by
Margaret Leighton. The stories all feature chil☼Girl in a Cage (3-7)
dren from the time period and provide a great
When Edward Longshanks, the king of way to teach the general timeline of the Middle
England, captures the Scottish William Bruce’s Ages. With a Christian view, the stories feature
castle and family members, he cruelly decides settings and events that actually happened
to cage and publicly display William’s eleven with lots of adventure and a focus on younger
year-old daughter, Marjorie, and her two aunts characters that will make the stories resonate
in different English towns. Separated from her with younger readers. From the Crusades to
family, unsure if her father is alive or dead, Gutenberg’s printing press, many aspects of and
Marjorie decides from the beginning of her events from the Middle Ages are included in the
imprisonment that Edward Longshanks will twelve stories. 198 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
not break her spirit. With little shelter from the 046460 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13.50
elements, meager food and water, virtually no
privacy and constant catcalls and ridicule from Adam of the Road (5-10)
the townspeople, Marjorie survives twenty days
Set in 13th century England, this Newbery
in the cage before being transferred to a nun- Award winner tells of the adventures of Adam,
nery for the remainder of her imprisonment. the eleven year old son of a minstrel, as he
Based on true events, this is a story of extreme travels around Southern England. He begins the
hardship and endurance that will have readers journey with his father and his faithful cocker
pulling for Marjorie – and the rest of the Scottish spaniel, Nick. However, when an unscrupulous
royal family - from the beginning. By Jane Yolen minstrel steals his dog, Adam tries to recover
and Robert J. Harris. 234 pages, pb. – Jess
him, losing track of his father in the process.
005771 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.25 This leaves young Adam alone on the roads to
take care of himself, using his harp and minstrel
King’s Shadow (3-7)
skills to gain food and shelter as he seeks his lost
037979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.25 puppy and father. We offer two versions of the
book, with identical content and illustrations.
Castle Diary: Journal of Tobias Burgess (4-7) The only difference involves the book covers.
In the year 1285, eleven-year-old Toby is sent Newbery Library Edition has a full color illustrato be a page in his uncle's castle. While he's tion and Newbery seal while Modern Classics
there, he records everything that happens to Edition has a simple white and brown illustrahim so he can be sure to share it all with his tion. By Elizabeth Janet Gray. 317 pgs, pb.
mother. He writes about everything from hunts 000656 Puffin Library Ed. . . . 7.99
and tournaments to baking bread and cleaning 019267 Puffin Modern Classics6.99
out toilets. Read about his daily routines and
exciting adventures from his point of view. The Shining Company (6-12)
diary-like writing is accompanied with colorful
Seventh-century Britain is brought to life in
pictures, which illustrate Toby's story. Extra this saga of the three hundred Companions who
notes about the medieval time period and a battled the invading Saxons. Young Prosper,
glossary are included in the back of the book. the neglected son of a lord, leaves home and
This book is a great way to get an up-close look marches with the King in many historical
at life in a medieval castle. 64 pgs. - Rachel S. engagements. Though Prosper is not one of the
011576 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.50 three hundred Companions, he is an excellent
shield-bearer and has as much courage and
☼Ten in Time (4-7)
impact as the warriors. 295 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
Enjoy this wonderful story of Mrs. Guthrie’s 012132 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
5th grade class as they’re transported back in
time to 1453 and the fall of Constantinople! A Men of Iron (7-AD)
fun tale of adventure based on 10 real students
When Myles Falworth was eight years old,
in the real Mrs. Guthrie’s class. They must work a series of events changes his life forever.
together to stay safe and must learn to trust even Ultimately culminating with his father being
more in God. Will God provide a way for them charged with treason, the Falworth name is disto get home? 265 softcover pages. – Laura
graced. Will Myles succeed in restoring honor
039523 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 15.75 to the family name? Much depends on his training for knighthood. This classic coming of age
Gabriel and the Hour Book (4-8)
tale, first published in 1892, continues to be a
First published in 1906, this classic set in the favorite among all as it clearly teaches many
Middle Ages tells the story of a monk, Brother virtuous qualities such as chivalry, courage, loyStephen, and his young color grinder, Gabriel. alty, steadfastness, and generosity. ~ Enh
In the days before printing presses were com- 024242 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95
mon, monks would create books by hand,
which were works of art in themselves. Brother
Stephen and Gabriel work together to make a
beautiful “hour book” as a wedding gift from
King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany.
This story provides great insight into the bookmaking process and is enhanced with black and
white period illustrations. By Evaleen Stein. 87
pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
048881 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
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Ransom for a Knight (7-12)
Set in 14th century England, Alys finds out
her father and brother have died in battle in
Scotland. One night, a stranger tells her that
they are indeed alive but are being held for
ransom. When no one believes her, she decides
that she will go to rescue them. Alys and a
servant travel through strange cities and countryside, but will they make it in time to same
the men? 314 pgs with occasional illustrations,
sc. – Laura
050705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.25
Travels (9-12)
Marco Polo was the most famous traveler of
his time (late 1200s) and is still well-known for
his many voyages. He wrote this account of his
travels, and it gives a glimpse of the different
societies he encountered (religions, customs,
way of life, etc.), as well as treasures like the
spices and silks of the East, exotic vegetation,
and wild beasts. There are stories about a holy
shoemaker, a wicked caliph and three kings,
and much more. This Penguin Classics edition
was translated with an introduction by Ronald E.
Latham. 384 pgs, pb.
007045 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95
Anthology of Medieval Literature (9-12)
The literature of a time period is always one
of our best sources of information. This is
especially true about a long ago time period
like the medieval centuries. These are the
stories that have withstood the test of time –
and translation – and appeal. This anthology
– edited by Rebecca Berg Manor (daughter
of Beautiful Feet author, Rea Berg) – provides us with an excellent (and manageable)
cross-section of literature that traces medieval
culture from the beginnings of Christendom
to the Age of Exploration. Selections, organized by type of literature, include excerpts
from Augustine’s Confessions (Early Christian),
Deeds of Charlemagne (Romanesque) Battle
of Brunanburh (Old English), Song of Roland
(Arthurian), Song of the Creatures (Late Latin),
Divine Comedy (Dante). Used as a Senior High
resource for Beautiful Feet’s Medieval History:
A Literature Approach, this is a good reference/
resource book for any high school world history
course. ~ Janice
059029 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 12.75
Workbooks / Activities
Easy-to-Make Playtime Castle (PK-5)
Simpler to assemble than similar products,
but the end result is something your younger
children will be proud of. While our older
children assembled the more difficult model,
our younger daughters easily completed this
castle - all by themselves. While the publisher’s
recommended age is “4 and up,” the help of
an older child or parent would be needed for
accurate cutting and assembling if your child is
under the age of seven or so.
014597 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95
Days of Knights and Damsels (K-7)
Subtitled “Activities from the days of damsels,
jesters, and blackbirds in a pie,” this fun handson guide is captivating for kids of all ages. As
they make their own Medieval food, costumes,
and other useful items, they’ll absorb the material much faster than reading about it.
006385 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 12.25
☼Slot-Together Castle with Usborne Book
Punch out and assemble the sturdy pieces,
then have a battle! This building set has over
90 pieces that are printed on both sides and are
die cut (the castle pieces as well as two opposing armies’ worth of soldiers). They assemble
with slots and the directions are pretty simple
to follow. The pieces themselves are like a layer
of craft foam sandwiched between two layers
of cardstock. The included 40 pages softcover
book contains info about the different kinds
of soldiers included (axe men, kings, queens,
knights, assassins, archers, and more!) as well
as life in the castle. Everything fits nicely inside
of a colorful box for safe keeping. Great for your
castle enthusiast or as a way to bring history to
life! – Laura
062673 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.99 37.79
Knights Activity Book (2-6)
Garner great information about knights, their
training, their armor, castles, and much more,
as you work through these fun activities. These
30 pages contain word searches, coloring,
mazes, crosswords, and more. - Laura
030286 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.95
Medieval Times Activity Book (3-6)
Wonderfully creative and varied activities
get your children involved in the Middle Ages!
Carve an individualized signet ring, create an
illumination, learn all about castles and keeps,
and how they were attacked and defended using
embrasures, battering rams, siege towers, trebuchets, catapults, and siege bows. Then, plan a
feast in your Great Hall, maybe using trenchers
for dining plates! Of course, no activity book
would be complete without the fashioning
of period clothing, complete with head gear,
depending on your station in life. Or become
a knight and create armor and jousting lance.
Make a marketplace banner, join a guild, the
possibilities are endless (well, not quite, there
are only 32 different projects here)!
006318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Medieval Careers in Medieval Times (3-7)
Career choices were much more limited in
the Middle Ages, with a class structure typically limited to nobility, priesthood, service, or
serfdom. These books provide information on
what life was like for the type of work that you
performed. Like most books discussing this era,
we learn about kings and queens, knights, and
pages and squires. Unlike others, we also learn
about jesters, barbers, apothecaries, doctors,
cooks, bakers, brewers, and astrologers. Each
section contains a two or three pages of text to
explain what the job entailed. For instance, the
Knight in Armor Sticker Paper Doll (K-4)
This knight comes with several different outfits barber also performed “minor” surgery, such
as removing an arrow from the body using a
and accessories on reusable stickers.
005957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
1.75 device called the arrow-spoon. Short quizzes
are included for each section. The most engagSee page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
ing part of the book is the list of activities; several are provided for each career group. Some
will require planning, and a few are appropriate
only with a group of students, but the kids are
sure to enjoy these. Plenty of follow-up book
and movie suggestions are also supplied. 125
pages, pb. - Bob
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 16.95
058896 Volume 1
058897 Volume 2
Castles of the World Coloring Book (3-AD)
Learn about and color 31 medieval castles in varying styles from around the world
- Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Syria, Belgium, Holland,
Czechoslovakia, and even Japan.
are presented in chronological order, showing the evolution from fortress to residence.
Accompanying text imparts a brief history of
each castle. A fascinating architectural study.
014595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
Family Coat of Arms Kit (3-AD)
This kit contains all the
pieces you need to create
a family coat of arms and
plenty of “creative” ones too.
Inside you’ll find reproducible sheets of authentic medieval symbols, twelve colored
poster sheets for mounting
your coat of arms, twelve
die-cut shield templates in four designs, four
design stencils to create a variety of border
effects, and a resource guide to help you figure
it all out. Contains supplies to create 12 coats
of arms, enough for all the kids! – Jess
019407 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
Medieval Herber Windowsill Garden (3-AD)
Grow your own Medieval Garden and be a
Pharmacy, Grocery, Hardware, and Bath &
Body Shop of the Middle Ages! This sturdy
plastic terrarium (approximately 8 ½” x 7”) has
a plastic base and a clear lid. One of the best
features is that you get to design the layout,
making your garden as unique and magical as
your imagination. Kit contains everything you
need to grow herbs that have been widely used
for medicinal and culinary purposes since the
Middle Ages: planting mixture, natural gravel,
natural stones, and seeds for basil, chives, dill,
fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary and thyme.
With proper care your greenhouse should bring
you months of enjoyment. ~ Anh
043743 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99 12.50
Cut & Assemble a Medieval Castle (6-AD)
Authentic, full-color model to build as you
study the medieval period. The castle comes
complete with a drawbridge, lots of towers,
a courtyard, and a queen’s and king’s gate.
Includes complete instructions for cutting, folding and assembling, along with historical text.
010892 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
Design Your Own Coat of Arms (4-AD)
Along with your study of the Medieval period,
why not create your own, authentic coat of
arms? This readable, illustrated guide explains
the symbolism and history behind this aspect of
family identification.
010891 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
Renaissance / REFORMATION
Informational / Textual
Picture the Renaissance (4-8)
044760 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.50
Rats, Bulls, and Flying Machines (2-6)
This book is packed with information on the
Renaissance and Reformation, including: The
Renaissance in Italy, The Renaissance Beyond
Italy, and The Reformation. In encyclopedic
style, the book tells about famous artists, painters, dancers, and inventors, as well as priests
and popes. The book is illustrated with color
photographs of artifacts, maps, and paintings
from the period. It also includes several humorous comic sketches and "information circles",
which share interesting tidbits of information
from the time. Includes an extensive chronology
and index. 106 pgs.
The teacher guide provides chapter discussion
questions, chapter vocabulary to know, teaching instructions, an answer key, and suggested
projects based on chapter content. Projects
include things like making timelines, flow
charts, and maps, as well as speeches and
presentations. A three-page cumulative test
composed of matching and multiple-choice
questions is also included. ~ Rachel S.
012992Book . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 13.50
013830Teacher Guide . . . . . . 8.50
Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation (5-AD)
This book of primary source documents
explores the history of the Renaissance and
Reformation – through the very words of those
who were an integral part of that history. Wellknown, and perhaps not-so-well-known, these
historical figures were influential in their times:
Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Lorenzo de’ Medici,
Savonarola, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo,
Machiavelli, Erasmus, John Wyclif, Jan Hus,
Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Conrad Grebel,
Michael Sattler, William Tyndale, Henry VIII
(and Thomas Cromwell), Thomas More, John
Calvin, and John Knox. These selected writings
vary in content, from biographical and historical
to theological and literary. ~ Zach
045956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 15.75
Historical Fiction
Apprentice (4-8)
This ten-chapter book tells the story of a
13-year-old boy named Arduino, who lived in
Florence during the time of the Renaissance.
Arduino's dream comes true when he discovers
he is apprenticed to Cosimo di Forli, a reknowed
painter. Things go well until Arduino discovers
his master is hiding a terrible secret in the attic.
He must decide if he should confront his master
and risk losing his dream job, or if he should just
feign ignorance. This fast-paced book tells an
exciting story with captivating characters. Black
and white illustrations are scattered throughout
the book. 101 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
012137 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Crown & Covenant Series (5-9)
These works of historical fiction follow the
M'Kethe family in Scotland. It is the 17th century, and persecution abounds towards those
who refuse to recognize King Charles II as head
of the Church. The author, Douglas Bound,
weaves together fictional characters with historical figures from Scottish Covenanting history
to create these high-intensity adventures. The
three books are written with some Scottish
terms intermixed, but a glossary of those terms
are provided at the back of the book. There is
also a detailed timeline of Scottish Covenanting
history provided at the end of the books. A
map showing all the important events is also
displayed at the beginning of each book. - elise
019637 Duncan's War (#1) 12.99
Duncan and his family have fled to the hills
to live as exiles. Duncan is growing bitter
towards the enemy, and he is convinced
that they should fight. When it is time to
stand up for what they believe, Duncan
reacts with surprising courage.
032785 King's Arrows (#2) . 12.99 10.50
Angus M'Kethe is an archer who must use
all of his wits in life-and-death situations to
protect his family. However, Angus's true test
of manhood and marksmanship will come at
the Battle of Drumclog. You will be on the
edge of your seat as his father tells Angus,
"Let fly - in the name of God!" 214 pgs, pb.
032786 Rebel's Keep (#3) . . 12.99
This book picks up the historical thread
just before the devastating defeat of the
Covenanters at Bothwell Brig. This book
focuses on Angus, Malcolm and their father,
as they fight a good, but costly, fight. Will
they find a way to flee to a land of religious
freedom? 275 pgs, pb.
032782 3 Volume Set . . . . . 29.99 21.50
Young Royals Series (7-AD)
While we can’t truly imagine what life would
have been like as Queen Elizabeth, Anne Bolyn,
Mary Tudor or Catherine of Aragon, these historical fiction novels offer a well-researched picture. Each novel shares what the young life of
each royal lady may have been like, intertwining historical fact with details on life in Tudor
England, and realistic dialogue. You’ll meet
each one in a sympathetic light, as their futures
are used for political purposes, as they deal with
death of loved ones and disappointments of
dreams that don’t come true, and as they grow
up to become powerful women that change the
course of history. Please note that there may be
some mild language and violence (executions).
By Caryolyn Meyer, pb. – Jess
017717 Bad Queen: Rules & Instructions for Marie-Antoinette 8.996.95
Rule #1 – Marry well. When your mother
is an Empress, it’s your duty as a daughter
to help form strategic alliances. That’s how
14-year old Maria Antonia of the Austrian
Hapsburgs finds herself betrothed to the
future King Louis XVI of France. Not only
must she learn French, but she must also
give up her name.
003683 Beware, Princess Elizabeth
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Elizabeth’s young life was an uneasy one.
Her mother was beheaded by her father,
and her half-sister sits on the throne. When
Mary plans to marry Phillip from Spain, the
English people are uneasy, which makes
Elizabeth the favorite… and dangerous.
034969 Doomed Queen Anne 7.99
Believe it or not, Anne was the ill-favored
child when compared with her beautiful
sister Mary. But it’s Anne who catches King
Henry’s eye and heart. She soon persuades
Henry to divorce Catherine and make her
his Queen, but why is it taking so long?
026536 Mary, Bloody Mary . . 7.99
By the time Mary is ten, she has been
betrothed three times and is tired of
being used in King Henry’s power games.
However, she is not ready for the changes
that occur when her father announces his
intent to divorce her mother.
021584 Wild Queen (Mary) . 7.99
Although her father died wishing that Mary
was a boy, nonetheless she becomes Queen
of Scotland at six days old. At five, she’s
sent to France as the intended bride for
Francois, the future king of France. When
her young husband dies unexpectedly, she
returns to Scotland to rule, and her life veers
into dangerous and unexpected territory.
Workbooks / Activities
☼Renaissance Sticker Book (2-6)
This Usborne book is another great find! Over
100 gorgeous, high quality stickers of culturally
significant Renaissance art, people, and objects.
Each two-page spread covers an aspect of the
revolution such as splendid cities, religion,
home and family, scientific discoveries and
many others. In typical Usborne form, interesting text is scattered around the pages highlighting the full-color illustrations and accompanied
by helpful features such as maps and a timeline.
Stickers correlate to pages and their locations
are shown by pale, duplicate illustrations. Cover
them with the richly detailed, realistic stickers,
or let your imagination go free and use them
outside the book. 8 ½”x10 ¾”, 32 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
059680 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Informational / Textual
Around the World in a Hundred Years (2-6)
Another entertaining Jean Fritz book, this one
brings ten 15th-century explorers to life through
artful storytelling. Stories recount the fascinating
adventures of each of these well-known explorers with interesting, little-known details and
humorous black and white illustrations. 128
pages capture the explorations of Prince Henry
the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz, Christopher
Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Alvares
Cabral, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Juan
Ponce de Leon, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, and
Ferdinand Magellan.
001470 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
Story of Exploration (3-6)
Reading through this Usborne book made me
want to take a few vacation days and go explore
someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most
popular or influential explorers from ancient
to current times. It shares their exciting stories
in a concise but captivating way, showing
the supplies they needed, hardships endured,
reasons for their travels, how their trips made
history, and more. The text itself is fascinating,
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but the illustrations really make the book stand
out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles
of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or
reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc.
used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes
of impressive things explorers discovered. Small
text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with
the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who
traveled to a place called Yam to bring back
precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book
continues through explorers such as the ancient
Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the
Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer
Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across
Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer
Zheng He who explored the lands around China
for the emperor and spread the word that China
was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored
the African west coast looking for a way to Asia,
Christopher Columbus and other adventurers
who explored/invaded the New World, and
Ferdinand Magellan’s trip around the world.
The scientific aspects of later explorations are
also covered, like Captain Cook’s mapping
of the coast of Canada, and then attempting
a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean;
nature-lover and German-born Alexander von
Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife
of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark’s
remarkable adventure across North America;
Dr. Livingstone’s missionary efforts in Africa;
British officer Charles Stuart who explored
the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean
and space exploration are touched on lightly.
Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to
see the excitement and adventure of exploring.
By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~ Rachel
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Explorers Who Got Lost (4-8)
During the 15th century, many explorers got
terribly lost and stumbled into unknown places.
This book tells the story of these Age of Discovery
heroes. The double-column format of the book
is fast-paced and full of facts and adventure.
The history, sociology, and even superstitions of
that age, along with dozens of drawings, maps,
routes, and diagrams of ships and navigational
equipment, are featured. The main adventurers
covered in this book include Bartolomeau Dias
and Vasco Da Gama, Christopher Columbus,
John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, Giovanni Da
Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson.
A chronology of exploration, a brief history of
exploration, and an index are included. 169
pages, pb. ~ Rachel S.
012133 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.99
World of Columbus and Sons (6-AD)
This is the third Genevieve Foster title put
back into print by Beautiful Feet. It covers the
period of the Renaissance and Reformation - a
period of enlightenment, change, discovery
and exploration that left a tremendous impact
on the world. The volume covers the times
of Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci,
Queen Isabella, Richard II, Johann Gutenberg,
Ferdinand (son of Columbus), Emperor Charles
V, Erasmus, and Martin Luther. Mrs. Foster’s
books are unique in their horizontal approach
to history. She presents history as a series of
lively narratives which focus on the interactions
of people and the events of the period, putting
them in context and making the reading interesting and memorable. The 406-pages include
illustrations, timelines, maps, and charts.
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Workbooks / Activities
Great Explorers Activity Book (1-7)
Do you want to punctuate lessons of the
early explorers with fun activities? This activity
book, focusing on explorers like Christopher
Columbus, Lewis & Clark, the Vikings, and
Marco Polo, allows you to incorporate coloring, mazes, word searches, and numerous other
activities into your history lessons. Scattered
throughout the 46 page workbook is information
First Voyage to America (7-AD)
on the explorers and their discoveries. ~ Alissa
A direct transcription of Columbus’ logs, this 052610 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
is the best firsthand account of the first voyage
to America and insight into the true personality Christopher Columbus and the Age of
Exploration for Kids with 21 Activities (4-9)
000451 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
Teaching history hands-on is a sure fire way
to create a love for history in our children.
World of Captain John Smith (7-AD)
This great resource provides 21 activities and
Please see full description in U.S. History - comprehensive information on one of the great
Early American Colonies.
explorers of our nation - admittedly a man with
002454 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 17.95 numerous character flaws that resulted in misadventures and moral failures. The introduction to
Historical Fiction
this book says it best, “No matter what one may
think of Columbus - hero, heel or both - the sigPedro's Journal (3-7)
nificance of what he did, however interpreted,
Pam Conrad brings you this gripping log of is monumental. Christopher Columbus changed
Pedro de Salcedo, who was aboard the great the world. For that, Columbus, given the title
voyage with Christopher Columbus from August the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, deserves to be
3rd of 1492 to February 14th of 1493. Pedro known and his legacy explored.”
is a young man of only fourteen, and it is his Activities include: explaining nautical knots,
first time away from home. The captain quickly making an ancient globe, creating a coat of
makes him a sort of right-hand man. Pedro arms, making an hour glass, growing shipboard
watches how intensely the men doubt Columbus mold, simulating a lunar eclipse and much
from the beginning. The day before they finally more. Well illustrated with images, photos and
touch land, Columbus promises they will turn diagrams. Time line included. 145 pgs, sc. ~
around home. As fate would have it, the next Deanne
day they land in a place Columbus names San 057046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95
Salvador. Here they gain experience with the
natives, who are extremely docile and generous.
In each place they land on, the people gradually become unfriendly - perhaps some words of
Informational / Textual
caution were spread? Soon enough, the entire
crew realizes they have not landed in India and Struggle for Sea Power (7-AD)
there are no spices or silks or pearls. In fact,
This book, the fourth in M.B. Synge’s Story of
nobody except Columbus cares about anything the World series, explores the era of European
except heading home to Spain at this point. colonization throughout the world, and the
After the sinking of the Santa Maria, some of the battles that were fought by the major world
men board the Nina to go home, and the others powers of the time. The 47 short chapters cover
are left behind to start a Spanish settlement in British colonization in India, the American War
the New World. Pedro fears he may not ever for Indpendence, the campaigns of Napoleon,
return home. On the last day at sea, he encases exploration and colonization in Africa, and
a last letter into a barrel and throws it out to much more. The chapters are short and engagthe ocean so that if it ever reaches his home, ing enough for read-alouds with plenty of action
his mother should know that he loves her and and dialogue. This is a reprint of the 1904 edishe should pray for his soul. This recounting is tion and is 262 pgs, pb. – Jess
sometimes suspenseful, troubling, and mystify- 043294 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.75
ing, but at all times it is engaging.
001368 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.25 ☼Age of Napoleon (9-AD)
Love him or hate him,
King's Fifth (5-9)
Napoleon Bonaparte was a
This is the story of conquistadors during the fascinating human being with
1540's, who lived for adventure, treasure, and a large impact on world hisfame. They would travel far and wide to gain tory. He was born on the
riches, giving a fifth of all they found to their island of Corsica, then Italian,
king. It especially focuses on Captain Mendoza and you read some about his
as he concentrates on making maps, gaining early family life and educaknowledge, and attaining wealth to help the tion. Mostly though, you learn
poor. He struggles against evil men, rugged about who influenced him, what was happening
country, and his own greed in this fabulous tale in the France and the world, his rise to power,
that brings him through a physical and mental Josephine, and the rest – as they say – is history.
journey. 264 pgs. ~ Rachel S.
A man with a legendary personality, he had an
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enormous effect on his time; from the map of
Europe to the metric system. This is a dense read
with lots of information. It will appeal to the
serious historian. Students interested in wars,
history, Europe, politics, Francophiles, military
history, and even public relations will really
appreciate the depth in this book. Some would
say Napoleon’s pride was his downfall. After
reading this book, you will have all of the information you need to make up your own mind on
that. 478 pp, pb. ~ Sara
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Historical Fiction
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (4-7)
On the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, young
Horatio Hornblower sets to the sea for the glory
of England. Horatio is unschooled in seafaring,
so he must learn the ways of the sea quickly.
This enthralling tale takes him through his first
duels, storms, and other challenges as a midshipman in the British Navy. Ultimately his first
naval adventure teaches him enough to embark
on more glorious exploits. (Note: Occasional
mild language.) This is the first volume in the
acclaimed Horatio Hornblower series. By C.S.
Forester. 310 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
007552 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.95
Faith & Freedom Trilogy (5-9)
By Douglas Bond, this series is the sequel to
his Crown & Covenant series (see description).
The main characters continue to be the M’Kethe
family, but this series focuses on later generations. The setting is America and Europe in the
18th century. As with his other series, these
books include a timeline of relevant historical
events as well as other pertinent information
such as maps and a M’Kethe family tree.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.99
042765 Guns of Thunder
Young Ian M’Kethe and his family live in
Connecticut. Life is anything but dull for
Ian, as the tension is rising between the
colonists and the French with their Indian
allies. With a war mounting, Ian is faced
with dangerous risks and hard choices.
005658 Guns of the Lion
Set in the Scottish highlands, Book 2 focuses
on Gavin Crookshank, who is unwillingly
drafted into King George II’s military service. Gavin’s faith is surely tested as he
endures battles and shadowy alliances.
052291 Guns of Providence
The rumbles of war are rolling through the
American colonies, and with the marksman
skills Sandy M’Kethe has, he’s soon wrapped
up in the revolution… on the high seas.
Informational / Textual
Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria (3-5)
This beautifully-illustrated, softcover book
tells the true story of Martha Ann. After a
childhood in slavery, Martha Ann’s freedom
was bought and she moved to a settlement in
Liberia that was protected by England under
Queen Victoria’s rule. Martha Ann dreamed of
visiting the queen to thank her for the queen’s
protection, though many laughed at the idea.
She worked to save her money in order to make Year of the Horseless Carriage 1801 (4-8)
a beautiful quilt for the queen. Will she realize
The dawn of the nineteenth century was
her dream? - Laura
wrought with hope in our rapidly changing
025930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 11.50 world of communication, transportation and
technology, but dark days loom as human rights
Fatal Fever - Tracking Down Typhoid Mary and liberties are being trampled across the
ocean. With the strong belief that “history is
009678 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.50 drama” Genevieve Foster invites you to join her
in the exciting tale of history in the early 1800s.
Part one introduces us to Richard Trevithick
and Robert Fulton as they develop steam for
a mode of transportation. The second part
exposes us to leaders of nations, exploration and
music: Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson,
Touissant L’ Overture, Lewis and Clark, and
Beethoven. In part three we return to the progress made by Trevithick and Fulton, meet James
Madison and learn of the downfall of Napoleon
Bonaparte. Black and white illustrations and
Industrial Revolution for Kids (4-9)
engaging text, this book is classic Genevieve
Plunge into a time period characterized by Foster. Reprinted by Beautiful Feet Books. 96
dramatic change! Unprecedented change, in pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
fact, impacting every aspect of people’s lives. 049608 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
Technically dating from the late 1700s (first
thread-spinning mill) through the early 1900s 20th Century Perspectives (5-7)
(Henry Ford’s assembly line) – at least for the
This excellent series provides students with a
purposes of this book – the Industrial Revolution thorough examination of the causes and effects
brought sweeping changes to the ways people of some of the most significant events of the
lived and worked, bringing whole new catego- 20th century. The books contain a wealth of
ries of amazement (talking to one another over background information, vivid descriptions, and
distance, horseless carriages) and suffering (chil- factual explanations of the events. The myriad
dren working in factories; mine catastrophes). of issues, different people involved, and the
Each of the six chapters in this book traces an aftermath of the event is also discussed. The
aspect of this revolution, introduced by the text is interesting and well-researched, and
real-life experiences of ordinary people, detail- pictures are included in abundance. Each
ing inventions and the men/women who were book also contains a timeline, recommended
behind them. For instance, chapter 3 describes additional reading, a glossary, and an index.
the way people lived: the growth of cities, tene- These books are perfect supplements to any
ment housing, electricity and its accompanying study of history. Pick a title that interests your
inventions, steel production (skyscrapers), pho- student, or have them read through the series for
tography, cars, and department stores (a new a deeper overall understanding of the events in
way of shopping). As you would expect, there the 20th century. 48 pgs each. - Melissa
are short biographical sketches on key “players” EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
such as Edison, Rockefeller, and Eastman. But 028848 Causes of World War I
there’s also Nettie Shea and Eliza Trainor’s story 028859 Cold War
of a runaway elevator as well as 11-year-old 028891Great Depression
Francis Dwyer’s experience with rats in a hos- 028920 Key Battles of World War II
pital. It’s these personal anecdotes that make it
all so real. This book, though, is more than just Bomb: Race to Build & Steal the World’s Most
stories and text. There are easy-to-do activities Dangerous Weapon (5-9)
using everyday materials such as modeling an 062063 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
elevator’s pulley system using Chinese carryout containers and ribbon. Whether you have ☼Revolution is Not a Dinner Party (5-AD)
a hands-on learner who needs to try something
This well-written story brings the Chinese
out or a curious kid who loves the story, this Cultural Revolution to life in a way that a hisbook will provide an eye-opening look at a tory book never could. Nine-year-old Ling
startling time period and be a welcome addi- doesn’t understand the changes that are haption to your history studies. Pictures are black pening around her. After all, her parents are
and white. 144 pgs, pb. (11” x 8.5” horizontal both hardworking doctors and spend long hours
orientation) ~ Janice
at the hospital treating patients all day. So why
025789 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95 does a Communist official need to move into
their apartment, and why must they hide all of
Titanic: Lost...and Found (2-3)
their English books, newspapers, radio and even
This simple and exciting little book tells the their picture of the Golden Gate Bridge? When
story of the Titanic - its extravagance, its launch, her father is forced to work as a janitor and a
the collision, and the sinking - from start to fin- neighbor’s father is taken away, Ling is scared
ish, the voyage of the Titanic lasted only four and lonely. Day by day, her life is changing
days. The story does not end there. Robert from one of happiness and comfort to one of
Ballard found the Titanic in 1985, and read- uncertainty, hunger, and loneliness. Will she
ers will learn of the machines he used and the ever see her father again? Will she lose her
things they saw on the sea floor. 48 pgs of col- mother and her home as well? Based on events
orful illustrations and easy-to-read text. ~ Zach from the author’s childhood, this is a powerful
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story that will remain with the reader long after
they finish the book. Includes an author’s note,
historical background, and discussion questions. 250 pages, pb.
003135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
Red Scarf Girl (7-AD)
Ji-Li Jiang and her family face the dangers of
the Cultural Revolution in China during the late
011804 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Heart of a Samurai (6-9)
The year is 1841, and Japan has closed its borders to all outside influences, lest foreign devilry
and barbarism seep into the country. Manjiro,
a fourteen-year-old fisherman, and four of his
friends are out on the seas searching for a good
dinner when a gale strikes their fishing boat
and smashes it onto a rocky island. As the five
friends attempt to survive in their desperate
situation, Manjiro reveals his secret desire to
be a samurai. Everyone laughs at the preposterous idea of a fisherman’s son becoming such
a high-ranking individual, but Manjiro retains
his dream. Soon after the incident, they spot
a vessel offshore- an American vessel. Though
no one wants to be corrupted by the barbarians, the group cuts their losses as the ship
approaches and signal to it for help. After the
group is rescued, mistrust and resentment stirs
between the Japanese fishermen and some of
the American sailors, but Manjiro tries his best
to communicate and help out around the ship.
As the captain takes a liking to the industrious
(though occasionally clumsy) boy, he begins to
take Manjiro under his wing, teaching him as
much as he can. However, this leaves Manjiro
in a troublesome spot - he longs to return to
Japan, but if he does, his country will label him
as a traitor influenced by foreign troublemakers.
But if he continues to travel with the Americans,
he has no idea where it will lead him. As
Manjiro struggles to make his place among the
vessel and its crew, every decision and interaction weighs heavily on his shoulders. Newbery
Honor Book. 301 pgs. Paperback.
003159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Water Buffalo Days (Growing Up in Vietnam)
063684 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Communist Manifesto (7-AD)
Did Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels have any
idea how their little book would change the
world for decades, probably even centuries?
Published in 1848, this work had a dramatic
political effect all over the world, the results
of which countries are still recovering from
today. The ideas put into writing by these two
writers will probably always come up during
debates on capitalism and class. In this book,
they presented the idea of Communism, a society without class or private property, and they
argue that exploitation of industrial workers will
lead to a revolution in which capitalism is overthrown. We offer two editions of this historical
classic. The Penguin edition includes a 180+
page introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones that
assesses how the book has affected history and
its continuing relevance as a depiction of global
capitalism. It reproduces Samuel Moore’s translation of 1888 and contains a guide to further
reading, notes, and an index; 288 pgs, pb.
The Dover edition includes the Communist
Manifesto, plus several other revolutionary works: Declaration of Independence,
Declaration of the Rights of Man, and writings
by Lenin, Rousseau, Gandhi, and others. 284
pgs, pb.
031222Dover Edition . . . . . . 5.00
040719 Penguin Classics Ed . 8.00
Little Green (5-9)
065264 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
compact, each is loaded with letters from the
front, interviews with civilians who nobly supported the war and did their best to adapt to a
rapidly changing world, and startling excerpts
from news articles reflecting viewpoints from all
sides. Captivating photographs from journalists
provide a dynamic collection of spectacular and
terrifying scenes showcasing the cost of battle
and the soldiers willing to give their lives to
defend their homelands.
Each book covers a specific topic and provides
a surprising amount of detail. What makes this
series truly stand out is that the content is some
of the highest quality images captured in a book
designed for younger eyes; some college textbooks lack the attention to detail that this series
gives to its photographs. Their inclusion enriches the book and provides a strong connection to
its equally effective writing. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Nick
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
024870 Campaigns of World War I
024871 Home Fronts of World War I
024876 Life on the Western Front
024881 Women in World War I
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (8-AD)
This classic by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (translated from Russian to English by Ralph Parker)
covers a dark chapter in Russian history. In
WWII, a Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years
in a Siberian labor camp. He responds to the
evil there with surprising patience, dignity, and
strength. An honest look at the injustices faced
during the time period and an inspiring tale of
human survival. Note: the book contains some
foul language. 142 pgs, pb.
040734 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95
4.50 War to End All Wars: World War I (7-AD)
With a picture on nearly every page, this book
Understanding the Modern Culture Wars recounts the major events of World War I and
how those events led to World War II. The
064800 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00 28.95 book starts with the assassination of the heir to
the Austria-Hungary throne, and continues with
History of the Twentieth Century: Concise Ed. chapters describing the progression of the war.
These chronological chapters are punctuated by
of the Acclaimed World History (11-AD)
000533 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.99 14.95 chapters describing specific aspects of the war
such as trench warfare, technology of weapons,
sea warfare, and a few specific battles. The
writing is succinct, presenting specific, factual
information in a vivid, page-turning way. Large
photos throughout the book accentuate the text.
Index included. 176 pgs, hc. ~ Alissa
022117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
Women Heroes of World War I (7-AD)
065065 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 10.50
World Wars - Informational/Textual
☼First World War Cards (1-7)
Learn all about some of the coolest planes,
tanks, and ships during WWI! This fun deck has
50 cards – 2 that lay out a timeline of the war,
and 48 featuring different vehicles. It’s really
neat to see the different types of weapons each
side had, how many people it took to make
them work efficiently, some of their shortcomings, and so much more. Perfect for any military, history, or WWI buff. – Laura
013827 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
World War I Unclassified: Secrets Revealed!
065143 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 13.25
☼50 Things You Should Know About the First
World War (2-8)
Although it occurred 100 years ago, WWI is
significant historically as the first “modern era”
war and in the effects which led to WWII. How
can you help your student digest all of these
details? This book follows a graphic-based,
bullet-point like structure, chronologically organizing 50 key points (transpiring over the 4 years
of war). Graphs, period photographs, illustrations, and brief explanations join to become
a thorough overview of the war’s causes, how
modern inventions affected the war, how people
responded, how the war was resolved and much
more. Although there’s a lot of information
here, I feel this book would be best for upper
elementary through grade 6 and only serve as
introduction for those in 7th and 8th grades.
Includes an index and a short glossary that
explains bolded terms in the text. A wonderful
resource to explain a complicated and devastating subject. 7.5” x 10”, 80 pp, and reinforced
soft cover. ~ Ruth
016088 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 13.50
Remembering World War I (4-6)
It was the war to end all wars. From 1914 to
1918 the Axis and Allied powers waged war, a
maelstrom of violence on almost every major
continent on Earth. Remembering World War I 50 Things You Should Know About the Second
is a series that strives to place the young reader World War (2-8)
in the era of the Great War. Though somewhat 021585 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.50
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Usborne Introduction to the World Wars
(Internet-Linked) (5-AD)
These are by far the most interesting World
War reference books I have ever seen! This
fabulous 8¾” x 11” hardcover book is positively brimming with fascinating facts about the
people, places, weapons, aircraft and artillery
of World Wars I and II. Bold, dramatic photographs splashed about the pages in brilliant
graphic layouts will keep you absolutely riveted
from cover to cover. Brightly colored maps
sprinkled throughout the books provide geological perspective as you study various battles and
events. The maps are color-coded consistently
throughout the books, making it possible to
tell at a glance which areas belonged to the
Central Powers in WWI and Axis Powers in
WWII, which belonged to the Allied Powers,
and which remained neutral. Helpful Internet
links appear at frequent intervals, inviting you
to visit an Usborne website hosting links to
web pages providing source document transcriptions, video, virtual tours, and many other
resources offering additional information on the
featured subject. This combined volume has
255 pgs. ~ Rachel P.
015699 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.99 23.39
☼D-Day: Invasion of Normandy, 1944 (3-7)
Adapted from the NY Times bestseller, The
Guns at Last Light (part of the Liberation Trilogy),
by Pulitzer Prize winner, Rick Atkinson, this
book offers a deeply researched but highly
accessible account of D-day. Perhaps you
think that focus too narrow for a history class.
However, the amount of additional material
explaining WWII impressed me. Sandwiching
the author’s retelling of D-day’s events are over
50 pages of material (in chart and other at-aglance formats): maps; WWII timeline; details
of the Allied and Axis forces; lists of the greatest
tanks, battleships and bombers of the war and
more. With all this material, your student will
have a good grasp of the main aspects of WWII
and the context of D-Day is sufficiently set.
And the historical analysis of D-day? Atkinson
does an excellent job of retelling the events in a
captivating, story-like format while maintaining
accuracy. The narration propels you along and
is enhanced by hundreds of period photographs.
The photos, in their content choice and brief
explanations, appropriately keep the audience
age in mind and serve to reinforce and not
detract from the storyline. A fantastic resource
and study of the event which became the turning point of the war. Highly recommend! 6 ¼” x
9 1/4”, 202, hc with dustjacket. ~ Ruth
014743 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
Good Fight: How WWII Was Won (3-AD)
Were you a hero in the war, grandpa? “No, but
I served in a company of heroes.” This response
from S.E. Ambrose, the author of this book, gives
a glimpse into his motivation for compiling this
visual history of WWII. It’s a loving tribute to
all the heroes – the ordinary men and women
who participated, some giving their lives, in this
important “good fight.” It’s been said it was a
close call – the Axis powers might have won. We
can only imagine what that might have meant.
Starting with a timeline showing the key events
leading up to and throughout the war years
(1933 – 1945), the book provides a two or four
page spread for each event. Full-page pictures
accompany a short section of text plus a few
other photos and a Quick Facts list. Just enough
to give you a really good idea of what happened, the sequence in which events happened,
and who the key players were. The full-page
photos (sometimes full-color, sometimes black
and white, and sometimes using various colorenhancement techniques to the black and white)
highlight an important element of the text and
because of the variety add an important element
of clarity. For instance, one photo of a French
city after liberation (mostly rubble) shows two
young boys (with some colorizing) overlooking
the devastating scene.
Full-color, either one or two-page maps intersperse the book. The maps are not what you
would expect but, interestingly, they’re exactly
what you need to pull everything together.
They keep things simple and to the point. The
map for D-Day, for instance, show an outline
of England (green), the English Channel (black)
and the coast of Normandy, France. Cities are
marked as are the different beach names (Utah,
Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword) with a flag
designating whose soldiers stormed the beach.
The aircraft and paratrooper attacks are also
outlined. It’s minimal information, to be sure,
but it does provide solid visual representation
of the event(s). Maps are included showing
German Conquests, Pacific Campaign, Battle
of Guadalcanal, Operation Torch, Operation
Husky and the Italian Campaign, China-BurmaIndia Theater, D-Day, Nazi Germany 1945, and
Japan 1945.
A glossary, bibliography, related web sites,
and index are at the back of the 96 pg, hardback
(with jacket) book. ~ Janice
020892 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 16.95
Profiles Series (4-9)
Have you ever wondered how one event can
be shaped by some of the most unlikely people
coming together? Usually momentous events
don’t result from the actions of one person.
Great events are generally set into motion years
before they occur in the lives of the people most
involved. This biography examines the lives of
the individuals most associated with the events
starting with their early years and continuing
through their lives. Where were they born,
who were their families, where did they work?
What was their involvement?. Readers will see
how the lives of these diverse people intersected to form World War II as we know it. If
you thought some of life’s seemingly mundane
events are insignificant and have no bearing on
the future, you will quickly rethink that idea
after reading this book. pb. – John
050733 World War II . . . . . . 6.99
Hiroshima (5-10)
Survivors of the first atomic bomb to be
dropped on a city have an amazing story. Five
Japanese and one German who survived the
blast, which killed a hundred thousand, have
their stories told in this book. They not only
survived the bomb itself, they also lived into the
future. This book tells the rest of the story, as it
was, and in some cases how it had ended, four
decades later when the author returned to the
city of Hiroshima. 152 pgs. ~ Zach
001522 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Bridge to the Sun (6-AD)
The true story of a small town American girl
(author Gwen Terasaki) who falls in love with a
Japanese diplomat (Hidenari Terasaki) in 1931.
Ten years later, Hidenari risks his career to try to
avoid war between the U.S and Japan and warn
President Roosevelt about Pearl Harbor, but
his efforts failed. To keep the family together,
Gwen, Hidenari, and their nine year old daughter Mariko return to Japan. A unique perspective
on WWII as well as the lives of the Japanese
during the war. A New York Times best-seller.
234 pgs, sc. – Laura
025243 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.99
Victory in the Pacific (7-AD)
This republication by Albert Marrin will
enhance any study on WWII. Focusing on the
weeks before and months after the attack on
Pearl Harbor, the book tells the stories that took
place in the jungles of Guadalcanal and Betio.
He accurately portrays the struggles of the Navy
and Marines as they crossed the Pacific on their
way to Japan. The book conveys the struggles of
the war, gives information on the workings of a
submarine and the experience of being stationed
on one, and technical information about the
war. It's a fascinating and dramatic story of the
heroic men who fought in WWII. 212 pages.
017455 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95
Hitler (7-AD)
There are some events in history that could be
forgotten because they’re simply unimportant
and have no bearing on the past, our present,
and our future. However, there are other events
in history that should never be forgotten. One
of those is WWII and the cause of it—Adolf
Hitler. Understanding the life and psyche of
Hitler is paramount to our freedom in our society so that another Hitler should ever rise again.
Albert Marrin has captured the life of Hitler from
his early years in Austria to his eventual defeat
and death in Berlin. Hitler traces the life and
times of this man in an easy-to-read format, giving the reader the most pertinent information.
As citizens of a free world, it is vital that we
educate ourselves about the thoughts and lives
of the tyrants in history so that another Hitler
will not come to power. 249 pgs, pb. – John
011566 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95
Famous Men of the Second World War (8-12)
Famous Men of the _____ - what? If you
thought the Famous Men series was written long
before the Second World War, you would be
correct. So, what exactly is this book? Because
his son had so enjoyed the familiar world history series, the author, Clark Highsmith, had
the excellent idea to utilize the Famous Men
format to tell the stories of major figures in
WWII. It proved to be a daunting task to narrow down key players in this most complex of
human interactions. In these 32 stories (one is
on Famous Women), he tells the story of the
war, from beginning to end, on all fronts. You
might disagree with his choices, but there is
much to learn as you follow the lives of these
men. The biographies tend to be 5-6 pages
long, peppered with black and white photos
and maps as well as trivia snippets. The biographies trace lives through the war years but also
include after-war follow-up (including war trial
See page vi for key to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act warning labels.
information). There’s a set of review questions
(with answers in the back) that follow each
biography. All sides of the war are represented
– German, Russian, British, American, Chinese,
and Japanese – along with others. A complete
index is helpfully included. Suffering during this
war was widespread, most notably affecting the
European Jews. Parents may want to preview
the chapter on Wallenberg to determine if the
Holocaust coverage there will be appropriate
for their younger readers. 219 pgs, pb ~ Janice
058401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95
Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War
II Special Agent (9-AD)
Code Name Pauline tells the true story of
Pearl Witherington, a WWII British special
agent who worked with the French Resistance
as an undercover courier, and later, a network
leader of 3,500 men. Including unedited interview extracts and never-before-published photographs, this book is surely an interesting read
for any WWII buff or those who enjoy tales of
courage, leadership and intrigue. 184 pgs, hc,
by Pearl Witherington Cornioley. - Laura
057047 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.95 14.75
Escape: Children of the Holocaust (3-7)
Seven stories of the Holocaust told from the
perspective of children from across Europe.
These children endured their own trials and
tribulations during this dark period in history.
Through their stories, they lived to help young
readers understand that the atrocities of World
War II affected children as well as adults. These
heartbreaking, well-told stories do not include
the gory details found in some other Holocaust
books, making this a perfect complement to a
history lesson or for educational reading. A map
of Europe with major cities and concentration
and death camps included. ~ Alissa
050734 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Children of the Holocaust (3-5)
020244 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl (4-10)
An unforgettable, stirring first-hand account
of the Holocaust, as you read Anne’s diary
and share her innermost thoughts, dreams, and
019931 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Shadow of His Hand (5-AD)
This captivating story of the Holocaust comes
from survivor Anita Dittman. Although just 5
years old when Hitler comes to power, she
Historical Fiction
shows a courage and strength that outnumbers
her years. Despite the circumstances around her,
Anita finds the peace and love she desires in her Angel on the Square (3-AD)
Heavenly Father and exhibits a remarkable faith
In 1914 Russia, twelve-year-old Katya Ivanova
throughout the horrific events of the war.
lives a life of privilege. She’s the daughter of a
033771 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.50 lady-in-waiting to the empress and lives in the
Tsar’s palace in St. Petersburg. Katya befriends
Surviving Hitler (5-12)
the royal family and becomes particularly close
Although we could never fully comprehend the to their youngest daughter, Anastasia. But life’s
horrors of the Holocaust, stories such as these not so great outside the palace walls. A terrible
open our eyes to the inhumane treatment many war is sweeping through Europe, and the Russian
received at the hand of Hitler. This is the story of Revolution is brewing. Many struggling peasants
how Jack Mandelbaum, who was twelve when want to overthrow the Tsar—and Katya’s cousin,
he was taken by the Nazis, survived Hitler. Misha, sides with the poor! Katya must seek to
Based on historical fact and Jack’s memories, understand what’s happening to her country as
you learn about the Holocaust as you follow his her pampered way of life begins to erode. By
story; the invasion of his home, being torn from Gloria Whelan. 288 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
his mother and brother to work, moving around 021475 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
from death camp to death camp working, fighting to stay alive in diseased and starving condi- War Horse (4-7)
tions, and ultimately, his liberation. ~ Steph
Read the book before seeing the film! Set dur015644 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.50 ing World War I, this novel is told from the perspective of Joey, a farm horse, who is sold to the
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Army. Joey learns about the war from both the
Resistance During the Holocaust (5-AD)
English and the German side when he charges
Delve into the story of the people who were with the English in France, but is later captured
hated most in Nazi Germany. This book details by and works for the Germans. Animal lovers
the accounts and photographs of the Jewish peo- will enjoy Joey’s yearning to reunite with his
ple who dared to defy the Nazis that occupied original young owner, Albert, who was too
their towns and communities. Each chapter tells young to join the military. Written by Michael
the story of a different family or locale, in order Morpurgo, pb, 165 pgs. Contains an interview
to give the overall true tale of the Jewish rebel- with the author. ~ Alissa
lion against Hitler’s regime. 228 pgs, sc. - Laura 024864 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
057733 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.50
Twenty and Ten (PK-3)
Parallel Journeys (6-AD)
This 75-page book tells a story of childThis gripping account of the holocaust is told hood bravery during the German occupation of
from two perspectives - that of Helen Waterford, France during WWII. Ten Jewish children are
a German Jew; and Alfons Heck, a member of brought to a school where twenty other children
the Hitler Youth. Although very close in age and are staying during the war. They forge friendproximity, their heritages gave them vastly dif- ships and play games that involve finding ways
ferent experiences during World War II. Placing of hiding the Jewish children. When Nazis come
their remarkable stories side by side offers a to search the school, the games end and the
radical testimony of life under Hitler's rule.
children have to band together to protect them034121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
5.95 selves and their friends. This wonderful story of
courage and loyalty includes several black and
Surviving the Angel of Death: True Story of white illustrations. ~ Rachel S.
Mengele Twins in Auschwitz (7-AD)
012008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
038078 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Chestry Oak (3-7)
Night (9-AD)
062566 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 10.95
In this powerful memoir, Elie Wiesel tells the
story of his teenage years as a Jewish boy in ☼Life Behind the Wall: Candy Bombers,
Transylvania in the 1940s. With straightforward Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler’s Treasure (4-7)
explanation of events and his own thoughts,
Cold War Berlin: it was a
Wiesel shares how restrictions against Jews changing landscape. From
slowly increased, how his family and friends the Berlin Airlift to the conwere moved to a ghetto, how he was sepa- struction of the Berlin Wall
rated from his mother and sister and never saw and then finally the tearing
them again, how he watched his father slowly down of that wall in 1989,
change and die, and how he endured the hor- this adventurous historical
rors of Auschwitz. The explanations aren’t ter- fiction book is three stories in
ribly graphic, but you do get a realistic picture one. Following three generaof the atrocities that were committed. Though tions of teens through these
the memoir itself has been around for more significant events from each
than forty years, this is a new translation by his of their teenage years, these stories of life and
wife, Marion Wiesel, who corrects some details faith unfold in accurate detail. Danger, hunger,
and more accurately renders his testimony in mystery and oppression all lurk behind the Iron
English. Also includes a new preface and a Curtain! Each story is concluded with a historicopy of Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance cal recap and a couple of pages of questions for
speech. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
further study. 516 pgs, pb. – Zach
028081 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
7.50 017856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.99
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (4-10)
Nine year old Anna is absorbed with her
friends, schoolwork, and the other distractions
of a child, but her parents have far greater
concerns. Adolf Hitler is rising into power,
and political posters are displayed all over their
home city of Berlin. While Anna hears bits
and pieces of adult conversation, she does not
fully understand the importance of what is happening. One morning Anna's father is gone,
and she is left with her brother and mother to
escape from Germany and meet up with him
in Switzerland. Anna tries her best to adjust
to the different languages and customs in each
new country her family settles in as they try to
stay one step ahead of Hitler. Written from the
author's own experiences, this autobiographical novel is an engaging portrayal of a young
German Jewish girl and her family. 191 pgs.
031220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
The Endless Steppe (5-9)
Esther Rudamin and her family are arrested in
their home in Vilna, Poland. The Russians are
sending them to the endless steppe of Siberia,
for they are "capitalists - enemies of the people."
For five long years, the Rudamin family does
their best to survive, thriving only on the hope
they share as a family. 243 pgs.
000855 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
It Began with a Parachute (5-12)
And so it did: a parachute on one cold, rainy
night, spotted by a Dutch kid, Bert, who decides
to stage a rescue operation, and ends up getting involved in the resistance movement in
the Netherlands during World War II. Aiding
his dad and his neighbors, Bert stops a German
spy, runs messages, helps two downed pilots,
and prays for the resistance. Written by a Dutch
immigrant to Canada, the writing is a bit blocky
and the punctuation is a little skewed, but the
story is solid and enjoyable to read. ~ Mark
Little Riders (4-10)
Johanna’s father gives her a big responsibil- 007962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
ity. “Take care of the little riders,” he says as
he is leaving for his next sea voyage. Johanna So Far From the Bamboo Grove (5-AD)
Yoko Kawashima had been happy in her home
is staying with her grandparents in Holland in
the same house her father grew up in. Right in a bamboo grove, but 1945 was a bad time for
across the street is the church clock. When the a Japanese girl to be living in northern Korea.
clock strikes, twelve little metal riders ride out More than ever before, the Koreans resented the
on white horses. When the war starts and the Japanese, who had taken over their country and
Germans invade Holland, how far will Johanna ruled it as their own. Now it was threatened by
World War II. The Russians, who had outposts
go to protect the little riders?
011817 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
4.95 close to the Korean border, might at any time join
their allies, the United States and England, in the
war against Japan. The Americans were already
☼Shadow on the Mountain (5-9)
bombing industrial sites in northern Korea. Yoko
There are quite a few hisKawashima Watkins, who now lives on Cape
torical novels on Nazi resisCod, is married to an American and is the mother
tance efforts, but this one is
of four grown children. Her struggle to master
unique in that it portrays the
English and to record the nightmare of her private
well-organized and passionwar story is a demonstration of the persistence
ate resistance in Norway. The
and will she showed as a little girl, escaping
Germans invaded Norway in
from Korea and learning to survive when, as she
April of 1940 and by May
says, she was "in the most bottom of the bottom."
they had control of the govHere is the story of her victory. NOTE: Contains
ernment, airports and major
cities. Underground resistance and intelli- graphic descriptions.
gence groups formed quickly with volunteers 002112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
of all ages. Based on the true story of a young
man involved in the resistance, Shadow on Book Thief (7-9)
A Holocaust novel like no other, The Book
the Mountain begins its story in October of
1940, with fourteen year-old Espen, a patriotic Thief shows us the wartime lives of ordinary
Norwegian boy who delivers illegal newspapers people who do not necessarily understand or
to others involved in the resistance. His friends agree with the German government – told from
are sharply divided between those also involved the perspective of Death. From His point of
in the resistance and those who have decided view, we are offered unique observations about
that siding with the Germans is more lucrative. life, death, and everything in between. Death
He suspects that his father is also involved in first encounters a German girl named Liesel
the resistance, although he is unaware to what when He takes her brother. After a sad start to
extent. As he makes connections and proves his her young life, Liesel finds comfort as her foster
worth, he winds up taking on larger tasks with father teaches her to read stolen books. Death
bigger risks as the German occupation drags on. returns often to Liesel’s Nazi-controlled village,
When Espen’s identity is discovered in a recon- and we see her make friends with neighbors,
naissance mission, he is forced to leave behind harbor a Jewish man in her foster family’s basehis village, family, and everyone he loves and ment, and begin to write her own story. The
flee – or, literally ski - over the mountains to narrative is beautifully written – somewhat
Sweden, with German officers and his own scattered, but meaningful and memorable nonepeers hot at his heels. 290 pages, paperback, by theless. Even after it is finished, The Book Thief
Mari Preus. Bonus material includes an author’s continues to haunt the reader and instill hope
note, a map of the village, Norwegian pronun- at the very same time. Note to parents: there
ciations of names in the book, full-color photos, are a few curse words (in German and English)
related activities, a timeline of the Occupation repeated throughout the book. 550 pages,
paperback. – Rachel
of Norway, and a bibliography. – Jess
002391 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
6.50 024024 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99
Victoria Rebels (7-12)
020954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
All Quiet on the Western Front (7-12)
"Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek,
a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young
men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer
and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the
German army of World War I. Although they
are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of
time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond
their years. Paul remains close to his classmates
and they find a few other good friends in the
army. Time after time, their unit is called up
to the front, and they are forced to deal with
the horrors of bombardments on their trenches,
the shells, the gas, and the death of so many
comrades. This book is a very vivid account of
a war where young men of the same generation
but different uniforms were forced to grow up
early in the war. - Melissa
001546 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Workbook / Activities
☼First World War Sticker Book (2-6)
This Usborne sticker book is a wonderful addition to your child’s study of World War I. There
are many fascinating facts listing key events and
people, along with interesting information about
fighter planes and bombers, ships and submarines. With over 100 stickers, this colorful book
will keep your children engaged as they learn
about history.
041419 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99
World War I/World War II (6-10)
With important results and consequences
worldwide, and countries from all over the
globe participating, these two wars were rightly
called world wars. Through the text and questions in these 32-page workbooks, students will
come to understand the causes, events and
aftermath of these two wars. Major battles,
types of warfare, the technology of war, alliances between nations, propaganda, military
and political leaders - all of these things and
more are explored through reproducible activity
pages. These workbooks provide a good introductory overview to both wars. ~ Zach
022464WWI . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
022465WWII . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
For Early Readers (K-3)
D’Aulaire Biographies (K-AD)
Colorful, well-illustrated, and with captivating
text, these biographies are immensely interesting to young and adult alike. Beautiful Feet uses
all of these in their Literature Approach series
and has republished several of the formerly outof-print titles.
EACH BIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . 17.95 14.50
016936Abe Lincoln
003451 Benjamin Franklin
000193 Buffalo Bill
003439George Washington
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006225 Leif the Lucky
DLR7PKSet of 7 Biographies 125.65 84.95
Picture Book of ______ (K-3)
These picture books give short but informative
biographies of influential people's lives. Each
book describes the featured figure from birth to
death, highlighting important contributions to
society. A few sentences are included on each
page, along with full-page illustrations. The
pictures are detailed and colorful. The story-like
format of these books will make the historical
information appealing to children.
Each Book BELOW . . . . . . . 6.95
021223 Louis Braille
021226Robert E. Lee
Each Book BELOW . . . . . . . 7.99
021217George Washington Carver
021212 Christopher Columbus
021213Davy Crockett
021216 Frederick Douglass
025492 Amelia Earhart
021230Thomas Alva Edison
010543 Benjamin Franklin
010546Thomas Jefferson
021224 Martin Luther King, Jr.
055894 Lewis and Clark
021209Abraham Lincoln
021215 Florence Nightingale
010544George Washington
Ready to Read Childhood of Famous Americans
Now younger children can reap the benefits
of the Childhood of Famous Americans series.
By the same publishers, this line of biographies
teaches young children about some of the most
well known Americans. The series was written
at a level where children are ready for more
complex stories, varied sentence structure, paragraphs and short chapters. Bright pictures illustrate the stories. Books close with a timeline
of the featured American's life, approx. 30 pgs.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99
036939Abigail Adams: First Lady Am Revltn
034107 John Adams Speaks for Freedom
001922Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Rights
027701 Clara Barton: Spirit Amer. Red Cross
034093Davy Crockett
034084Albert Einstein
018633Amelia Earhart
016898Thomas Edison to the Rescue
016400 Ben Franklin and His First Kite
016404 Harry Houdini: Escape Artist
031859Thomas Jefferson and Ghostriders
016405 Helen Keller and the Big Storm
036931 John F. Kennedy & Stormy Sea
027713 Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
016399Abe Lincoln & the Muddy Pig
034087Annie Oakley Saves the Day
027715 Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers
028880 Eleanor Roosevelt & Scary Basement
007764Teddy Roosevelt: People's President
016401 Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble
007608 Babe Ruth & the Ice Cream Mess
016411Sacagawea & the Bravest Deed
039849 Sojourner Truth
016875 Harriet Tubman & Freedom Train
018640 Mark Twain at Work!
034097George Washington's First Victory
EACH 6-BOOK VALUE SET . . 15.96 11.50
059332 Value Pack #1
Includes Abe Lincon and the Muddy
Pig, Albert Einstein, John Adams Speaks
for Freedom, George Washington's First
Victory, Ben Franklin and His First Kite, and
Thomas Jefferson and the Ghostriders.
059334 Value Pack #2
Includes Abigail Adams, Amelia Earhart,
Clara Barton, Annie Oakley Saves the Day,
Helen Keller and the Big Storm, and Betsy
Ross and the Silver Thimble.
Rookie Biographies (1-3)
This is an excellent series of well-written
biographies for the younger child. Text is large,
clear and short. Illustrations are eye-catching
- but what sets these apart is the wealth of historical photographs. Although these are from a
secular publisher, they are factual, not reflecting
any offensive philosophical bias. 48 pgs.
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . . 4.95
027522 Johnny Appleseed
018602 Clara Barton
018600Alexander Graham Bell
033103Thomas Alva Edison
027546 Mother Teresa
033097 Paul Revere
039687Theodore Roosevelt
036780 Betsy Ross
033099Sitting Bull
027527 Laura Ingalls Wilder
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . . 5.95
027549Neil Armstrong
033081George Washington Carver
039716 ☼Cesar Chavez
039676 ☼Bessie Coleman
027460 Christopher Columbus
018601Amelia Earhart
039676 ☼Anne Frank
009275 Benjamin Franklin
027594Thomas Jefferson
036799 Helen Keller
018599Abraham Lincoln
039751 ☼Florence Nightingale
027570Rosa Parks
039842 ☼Sacagawea
018606 Harriet Tubman
018604George Washington
039843 ☼William and Kate
039799 ☼Malala Yousafzai
☼Heroes of History for Young Readers (1-4)
Through an artful retelling of their biographical
stories told in rhyme accompanied by vibrant
illustrations, this book introduces young children to a God who is ever-present, regardless
of the difficult situations we face. Faith inspiring
for young and old, although a few situations
may be intense for younger children. 32 pgs,
each, hc. ~ Deanne
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
064705 Clara Barton
064707Daniel Boone
064712George Washington Carver
064711George Washington
064720 Meriwether Lewis
042897 Louis Zamperini
Women Who Broke the Rules (1-4)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
014369 Coretta Scott King
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014385Dolley Madison
014388 Mary Todd Lincoln
014479Sonia Sotomayor
☼Candlewick Biographies (1-7)
These are not run-of-the-mill biographies! One
features Walter Anderson, whose watercolors
were mostly discovered posthumously, and is
described as perhaps the “most famous artist
you’ve never heard of.” And then there’s the
unique “biography” of the Statue of Liberty!
Each one of these books has won awards including A Parent’s Choice Gold Winner and an
Orbis Picture Award. 6” x 9” 42 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
004748 Secret World of Walter Anderson (1-4)
Described on the back of the biography as
a “reclusive naturalist”, Walter Anderson
spent most of his time exploring and painting nature. Though he created many forms
of art throughout his life, his talent wasn’t
fully recognized until after his death.
004728 Lady Liberty: A Biography (3-6)
Non-rhyming verse shares the story and
views of several who were involved in the
making and viewing of the Statue of Liberty.
Includes resource pages with statue dimensions, timeline, index, and author’s/illustrator’s notes.
Time for Kids Biographies (2-4)
Children will truly enjoy meeting remarkable
people from the past through these easy chapter
biographies. Colorful photographs, illustrations,
and interesting sidebars surround the fascinating
stories of each person’s life. The back of each
44-page biography holds a key dates timeline
and a short interview with an expert on the featured person. ~ Steph
EACH BIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . 3.99
046126 Clara Barton
007212Thomas Edison
018724 Henry Ford
006943 Benjamin Franklin
007093 John F. Kennedy
007208Theodore Roosevelt
Step-Up Biographies (2-4)
With easy-to-read text, these biographies of
key historical figures are just right for emerging
readers. All are 80 pgs. and illustrated.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99
003163 Meet Christopher Columbus
003166 Meet Thomas Jefferson
008729 Meet Abraham Lincoln
008728 Meet George Washington
Women of Our Time (2-6)
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
012516Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky
012519 Babe Didrikson: Athlete of the Century
012564 Coretta Scott King: Dare to Dream
012614 Helen Keller: Light for the Blind
012631 Juliette Gordon Low: America’s First Girl Scout
012634 Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up in the Little House
012566Dorothea Lange
012684Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Individual Titles (alphabetically)
Middle-Grades (3-7)
Bard of Avon (PK-3)
This elegantly illustrated children's book by
Diane Stanley recounts the story of William
Shakespeare, the greatest playwright who ever
lived. From what we know about his childhood,
to his years spent acting and then his beginnings, years, and success as a playwright, his
fascinating story is shared alongside the times of
England in which he lived.
004490 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99
Johnny Appleseed: A Poem (1-3)
025422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00
Life of Cleopatra (Famous Lives) (K-3)
Teach your young readers about Cleopatra,
queen of the Nile. Each left-hand page contains text in an easy-to-read font, with colorful
illustrations on the right-hand pages. Includes a
timeline, index and glossary. 24 pgs, sc. – Laura
009817 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.15
Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland (K-3)
A simple telling of the life of Saint Patrick and
his influence in Ireland. A man of conviction
and a firm belief in the goodness of God, Patrick
was almost killed 12 times in the process of
baptizing thousands of people. Several legends
about Patrick are also included. A unique earlyA.D. illustration style helps convey the long-ago
vintage of the story. Written and illustrated by
Tomie dePaola, 28 pgs, sc. – Laura
022873 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Peter the Great (K-3)
This amazingly colorful picture book tells
the story of the man who pulled Russia into
the modern world. Author Diane Stanley uses
simple language to recount the life of this driven
and impatient tsar. From his early teen years to
his death at age 53, Peter's years were full and
busy, and his desire to learn new things spurred
him on to his goal - the modernizing of Russia.
This is a wonderful, hardcover book with 32
pages of colorful pictures and easy-to-read story.
~ Zach
026590 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.99 12.50
☼Sequoyah (1-3)
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
002879 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.99 13.50
Young Patriots Series (2-7)
Learn about the childhoods of Abner Doubleday
and Eddie Rickenbacker. Each paperback is
about 100 pages with black and white illustrations by Cathy Morrison.
Abner Doubleday is the man who is credited
with “inventing American baseball. The book
focuses on his love for the bat and ball game
of his youth. His contributions to baseball
culminated in the Baseball Hall of Fame being
located in his home area of Cooperstown, NY.
A man with many interests, he was a West Point
graduate and career soldier, achieved the rank of
general, fought at Ft. Sumpter, Gettysburg, and
Antietam, and established the first cable car company in the U.S. Written by Montrew Dunham.
Edit Rickenbacker loved car racing and flying.
Best known as a World War I Flying Ace who
received the Medal of Honor, he also drove
in the first Indy 500, owned the Indianapolis
Speedway for many years, purchased and ran
Eastern Airlines, and started his own car company. Written by Kathryn Cleven Sisson. – Laura
EACH BOOK: . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
057055 Abner Doubleday
032369 Eddie Rickenbacker
Who in the World was… (2-5)
These appealing biographies from Peace Hill
Press tell the stories of important people in
history who are sometimes overlooked. The
biographies are written in a story-like yet informative manner, with full-page black and white
illustrations scattered throughout. These can
be read to, with, or by young readers for wonderful supplements to any history curriculum.
Available as paperback books (about 45 pages)
or as audiobooks, read by Jim Weiss. - Melissa
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.50
036458 the Acrobatic Princess: Theodora
008931 the Forgotten Explorer: Amerigo
002551 the Secretive Printer: Johannes
002552 the Unready King: Ethelred
EACH AUDIOBOOK CD . . . . . 12.95
058678 the Acrobatic Empress? Theodora
058679 ...the Forgotten Explorer? Amerigo Vespucci
058680 ...the Secretive Printer? Johannes Gutenberg
Oxford True Lives Series (2-5)
058681 ...the Unready King? Ethelred
This series covers the real life tales of historical figures whose influences have extended well
Jean Fritz Biographies (2-6)
beyond their own lives. Although relatively
Jean Fritz has a knack for bringing history to short in nature, the books do a good job of
life by sprinkling interesting but little-known covering the main highlights in the lives of these
facts into the big picture. She also has a remark- diverse individuals. Full color illustrations are
able talent for breathing life into historical included on every page. pb, 32 pgs. - Enh
figures that might otherwise be just names in a EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
history book. Young readers meet some of the 046665Eric the Red
great figures and understand some major events 046673 William Shakespeare
from our nation’s past in this high-interest series
of biographies. 48 pgs.
In Their Own Words Biographies (3-5)
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 6.99
I love the idea behind these biographies.
019494 Alexander Hamilton: . They're a unique hybrid of the individual's
Outsider . . . . . . . . . 8.996.75 own words, taken from their personal journals,
quotes, records, notes, letters, and anything else
000812 Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt
from their life, fit into a very well-written and
006549 Can’t You Make Them Behave,
researched biographical framework for young
King George?
readers. The result is terrific, as you can read
006569Double Life of Pocahontas
the individual's own thoughts and words, while
021887George Washington’s Breakfast
young children don't have to stumble through a
000811George Washington’s much larger and difficult-to-read autobiography
Mother . . . . . . . . . . 3.993.25 to get them. I've previewed Thomas Edison,
000673Great Little Madison
and the numerous quotes and excerpts from
001467 Harriet Beecher Stowe & the
his personal documents, as well as the many
Beecher Preachers
included pictures of him, his homes, family,
006574 Just a Few Words,
inventions, drawings, documents, that draw
Mr. Lincoln . . . . . . . 3.993.25 you more into his story than any straight biog006566Shhh! We’re Writing the
rapher's story can. Highly recommended! - Jess
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
006562And Then What Happened,
020058Abraham Lincoln
Paul Revere?
020104 Lewis and Clark
000815Traitor (Benedict Arnold)
020106 Paul Revere
006567 What’s the Big Idea, Ben
006540 Where Do You Think You’re
Going, Christopher Columbus?
006551 Where Was Patrick Henry
On the 29th of May?
006565 Why Don’t You Get a Horse,
Sam Adams?
029838 Why Not Lafayette?
006554 Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
004043 You Want Women to Vote,
Lizzie Stanton?
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Childhood of Famous Americans (History's
All-Stars) (3-6)
What was George Washington like when he
was young? This series of books is about children who became famous figures in American
History. They are a diverse group, and they all
provide inspiring stories. Please note that newer
reprintings of these books are being released
under the series title "History's All-Stars."
EACH BELOW (except noted) . 6.99
018375Abigail Adams
027712 John Adams . . . . . . 12.99
009565 Louisa May Alcott . 10.99
003532Neil Armstrong
006576 Clara Barton
009564 Buffalo Bill
006577Daniel Boone
006578Davy Crockett
031901 Joe DiMaggio
036937 Walt Disney
030913 Frederick Douglass
009562Amelia Earhart
006579Thomas Edison
006580Albert Einstein
006581 Henry Ford
012750 Lou Gehrig
012749 John Glenn . . . . . . . 5.99
031224 Milton Hershey
023267Andrew Jackson . . . . 6.99
006630 Helen Keller
006637 Martin Luther King, Jr
006681Robert E. Lee: Young Confederate
006719Abraham Lincoln
009563Annie Oakley
031713 Jesse Owens
031501Rosa Parks
031685George S. Patton
009566Ronald Reagan . . . . . 5.99
010479 Paul Revere
034118 Mr. Rogers . . . . . . . 10.99
004347Eleanor Roosevelt
025617 Franklin D. Roosevelt
001663Teddy Roosevelt
001746 Betsy Ross
036925 Babe Ruth
009567Sitting Bull
027726 Harry S. Truman . . 12.99
016895Sojourner Truth . . . . 5.99
012303 Harriet Tubman
006879George Washington
006883 Martha Washington
012746 Laura Ingalls Wilder
006887 Wilbur & Orville Wright
EACH BELOW (except noted) . 7.99
009568Susan B. Anthony
006575 Crispus Attucks
004348Elizabeth Blackwell
001812 Crazy Horse
006583 Benjamin Franklin
006609Thomas Jefferson
006789 Molly Pitcher
034094Dr. Seuss
006861 Mark Twain
Creative Minds Biographies (3-6)
The lives of some of history’s most fascinating
figures are highlighted in this series. Books are
well-written and inspiring.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
039188 Father of the Constitution (James Madison)
039184 Bold Composer (Ludwig van
021348 Chocolate by Hershey (Milton S. Hershey)
020451 Country Artist (Beatrix Potter)
039185Discovering Nature’s Laws: (Isaac Newton)
020452 Fine Print (Johann Gutenberg)
042636 Freedom Seeker (William Penn)
039191Germ Hunter (Louis Pasteur)
000671Go Free or Die (Harriet Tubman)
039205 Musical Genius (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
029315Shoes for Everyone (Jan Matzeliger)
000672 Walking the Road to Freedom
(Sojourner Truth)
003176 We’ll Race You, Henry (Henry Ford)
Who Was/Is ______? Biographies (3-7)
These biographies highlight the lives of famous
people in a story-telling format. The easy-toread stories are captivating and black and white
illustrations are featured on every page. From
birth to death, many details of the people's lives
are given. Though the stories are told in a fun
way with many illustrations, they still give much
historical information about each person and the
world around them. They are great for introducing historical figures to younger students or
giving a general overview of the person for older
students. A timeline of the person's life events
and other world events is included in each
book. Approx. 100 pgs. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK BELOW . . . . . . . 4.99
059934Rachel Carson
059927 Charles Dickens
019878Abraham Lincoln
031873Ronald Reagan
059925Andy Warhol
Each Book BELOW . . . . . . . 5.99
028351Abigail Adams
064488 ☼Alexander the Great
056318 Muhammad Ali
064496 ☼Maya Angelou
059937Susan B. Anthony
064495 ☼Marie Antoinette
008306 Johnny Appleseed
016513 Louis Armstrong
019864Neil Armstrong
056320 Clara Barton
019163Alexander Graham Bell
064489 ☼Blackbeard
038326Daniel Boone
064497 ☼Milton Bradley
041717Richard Branson
028373 Louis Braille
059933 Julius Caesar
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064491 ☼George Washington Carver
064494 ☼Julia Child
055590 Winston Churchill
059935Roberto Clemente
029740 Christopher Columbus
055588 Jacques Cousteau
019170Davy Crockett
056321 Marie Curie
021387 Leonardo da Vinci
022132Roald Dahl
019981 Walt Disney
059928 Frederick Douglass
027252Amelia Earhart
008336Thomas Alva Edison
019652Albert Einstein
008190 Queen Elizabeth
059931 Henry Ford
038325Anne Frank
019656 Ben Franklin
022128 Bill Gates
022129 Jane Goodall
056325Ulysses S. Grant
055585 Wayne Gretzky
041798The Brothers Grimm
049027 Jim Henson
028374 Milton Hershey
027255 Harry Houdini
041774Steve Irwin
027257Thomas Jefferson
064492 ☼Joan of Arc
022144Steve Jobs
028357 Frida Kahlo
032991 Helen Keller
031872 John F. Kennedy
059930 Genghis Khan
018883 Martin Luther King, Jr.
056319 Bruce Lee
056323Robert E. Lee
059923Stan Lee
056317George Lucas
032990 Ferdinand Magellan
028341Nelson Mandela
019944 Claude Monet
041765 Mother Teresa
027258 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
059932Isaac Newton
041762 Jesse Owens
008223Rosa Parks
053264 Pablo Picasso
041788Edgar Allan Poe
018880 Marco Polo
041746 Beatrix Potter
051296 Paul Revere
029743Sally Ride
055589Robert Ripley
019871 Jackie Robinson
059926 Betsy Ross
008308 Eleanor Roosevelt
020560 Franklin Roosevelt
056324Theodore Roosevelt
051295 Babe Ruth
064498 ☼Seabiscuit
029742 Maurice Sendak
023484Dr. Seuss
028352Ernest Shackleton
038327 William Shakespeare
059936Sitting Bull
028350Steven Spielberg
055587 Harriet Beecher Stowe
041759 J.R.R. Tolkien
064499 ☼Sojourner Truth
008180 Harriet Tubman
008309 King Tut
032993 Mark Twain
064493 ☼Jules Verne
056322 Queen Victoria
019980George Washington
022357 Laura Ingalls Wilder
041774 Woodrow Wilson
056326 Wright Brothers
064490 ☼Frank Lloyd Wright
064487 ☼Malala Yousafzai
059938 Who’s On Mount Rushmore? Boxed Set . . . . . . . 19.9613.95
Includes Who was Abraham Lincoln?;
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?; Who was
Thomas Jefferson?; and Who was George
012478 Who Is (Your Name Here)?: The Story of My Life . . . . 8.996.75
Do you love the Who Was/Is biographies?
Maybe it's time to write a biography about
someone really! This hardcover
journal encourages kids to write all about
themselves, by answering the questions and
following the prompts on each page. Fun
facts about other famous people (besides
you!) appear throughout the book. 105 pgs.
Louise A. Vernon Books (3-8)
This series presents religious heritage through
interesting stories. The stories are told using
young children as main characters to capture
and hold the attention of young readers. 100150 pgs.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
000912 Beggar’s Bible
13 year-old Arnold Hutton is the son of
a bound man, but he has been educated
with the master's son as part of a test by
John Wycliffe, who believes that the poor
can be educated just as well as the rich,
which was previously unheard of. Arnold
is deeply inspired by Wycliffe, and young
readers will learn about this influential man
as Arnold and his friends work to protect
him from spies. Will they be able to save
him and his English translation of the Bible
from the enemies he's made from speaking
the gospel?
000910 Bible Smuggler
This book focuses on William Tyndale and
his extensive work of translating, printing,
and distributing Scripture. Collin, Tyndale's
helper, is the main character of the story.
He begins his work smuggling a copy of
Luther's New to Testament to England, and
eventually ends up traveling with Tyndale to
Europe to meet Martin Luther.
013135 Heart Strangely Warmed
The son of a peddler introduces us to the
fiery preaching of John Wesley. Robert
Upton first meets Wesley while he is out
peddling wares, and he and his father begin
attending his meetings. Soon Robert begins
to understand the preaching and finds that
his heart is changing.
013136 Ink on His Fingers
Johann Gutenberg is working on printing
the first Bible with type. An apprentice in
his shop, Hans Dunne, finds himself caught
in the middle of a mystery. Someone else
is after the type, and it's up to Hans and
his fellow pressmen to protect the type so
Gutenberg can print his Bible and distribute
it to many people.
000750 Man Who Laid the Egg
Young Gerhard Koestler lived in Germany
in the 1500's. Although he inherits wealth
from his parents' death, a series of adventures and narrow escapes leads him to
Basel, Switzerland, where he is able to live
in the same house as Erasmus. Erasmus'
enemies accuse him of agreeing with Martin
Luther, and it is often said that he "laid the
egg that Luther hatched". But Erasmus just
says that the Bible is his guide.
000909 Night Preacher
The children of Menno Simons tell his story,
from being a Catholic priest, studying the
Bible, and finally becoming an Anabaptist
preacher. In this position, he is forced
to preach at nights lest his practice be
discovered. Eventually, Simons becomes
the leader of the Anabaptists, now called
018229 Peter & the Pilgrims
Young Peter Cook is a bound boy belonging
to a good master. When his master dies
in the black plague, Peter is thrown out of
the great house. He meets a group who
calls themselves Separatists and journeys
with them across the Atlantic to the New
World. There Peter befriends Squanto and
celebrates the first Thanksgiving.
000911 Secret Church
The story of the Anabaptists during the
Reformation. The main characters, three
teenagers, are involved in a church considered heretical.
000752 Thunderstorm in the Church
Told through the eyes of his son, Hans
Luther, this is the biography of Martin
Luther. Young readers will learn about
Luther's life as a great Reformer-preacher
and as a father.
DK Biographies (3-8)
This series of biographies stands apart from
a lot of others. As the front covers state, each
one is a "photographic story of life." This is
quite true, as the text describing the life of each
historical figure is accompanied by over one
hundred color photographs, artworks, and artifacts. The pages are glossy, and quite appealing
to readers. While the main text depicts the life
of the character, side bars and definition boxes
provide extra information to enhance understanding. Approx. 125 pgs. - Melissa
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 6.99
014696 Marie Curie
014500Annie Oakley
013903Thomas Edison
033360Albert Einstein
014612 Joan of Arc
033421 Helen Keller
033422 John F. Kennedy
033423 Martin Luther King, Jr.
033418Abraham Lincoln
014698 Mother Teresa
016268Eleanor Roosevelt
016329 Harriet Tubman
033420George Washington
013655 Laura Ingalls Wilder . 7.99
10 Days Series (3-8)
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin lived
30,761 days, that Abraham Lincoln lived
20,516 days, or that Anne Frank only lived
for 5,748 days? But not all of those days were
significant. This series focuses on the ten most
important days in their lives, giving each day its
own chapter and arranging them in chronological order. Fascinating details and background
information place the day in context. The last
chapter of each book contains an Afterword
discussing the lasting impact the person made
on our society, and black and white illustrations
and photographs are included throughout the
book as well. 154 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
046752Thomas Edison . . . . . 8.99
046749Anne Frank . . . . . . . 6.99
046750 Benjamin Franklin . . . 8.99
046748Abraham Lincoln . . . 7.99
World History Biographies (3-12)
National Geographic has put out these wellwritten, informative biographies of important
world figures. Not only do these books cover
the major life events from birth to death of these
noteworthy individuals, but they also provide
a lot of useful information surrounding related
historical events that helped to shape their lives.
Lots of colorful pictures and illustrations accompany the text, and a running timeline at the
bottom of each page helps readers to develop a
better understanding of the chronological order
of events. Find out what it was like to go into
hiding with Anne Frank in the Secret Annex or
the driving force behind Leonardo da Vinci's
masterpieces. hc or pb, 64 pgs.
EACH HARDBACK BOOK . . . 17.95 12.95
034085Alexander: Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World
EACH PAPERBACK . . . . . . . . . 7.99
057958Alexander: Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World
039551Elizabeth I: Outcast Who Became England’s Queen
004484Gandhi: Young Protestor Who Founded a Nation
034100 Hatshepsut: Princess Who Became King
036605 Leonardo da Vinci: Genius Who Defined Renaissance
009190 Mandela: Rebel Who Led A Nation
018149 Marco Polo: Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
036608 Marie Curie: Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
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Hero Journals (4-6)
Enter the exciting world of some of history’s
greatest heroes through this excellent “living”
book series from Capstone that brings history to life! Each story is told as if reminiscing
through a scrapbook of his life from childhood
through glorious victories and crippling defeats.
Learning about notable men of history has never
been so fun and fascinating. Also includes biography boxes on friends and foes, a timeline of
the hero’s life, illustrations and photos, glossary,
recommended resource lists, and tips to encourage children to write their own life story. 48 pgs,
sc. ~ Deanne
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
007853Alexander the Great
007871 Hannibal of Carthage
007878 Julius Caesar
007839Ramesses II
007884Shaka Zulu
Primary Source Readers: Leaders of the
Ancient World (4-6)
If you’re trying to introduce younger students
to ancient cultures or rulers, this series is a good
place to start. Each book focuses on a figure
from a specific civilization and gives basic
details about the person and culture. Sentences
are short and easy to read, with full-color photographs and appealing graphics on each page.
Photographs include scenes of ruins from the
various time periods, reproductions of famous
art featuring the figures, relics and maps from
the featured era, and more. Especially interesting details about the figure/time period are
included in separate text boxes. Tough words
within the text are spelled out phonetically, and
each book includes a short glossary. Your young
student is sure to enjoy learning about famous
historical leaders. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
008007 Confucius: Chinese Philosopher
008052 Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler
008069 Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh
008073 Julius Caesar: Roman Leader
008083 Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler
008107Socrates: Greek Philosopher
☼Eyewitness to History (4-6)
What makes these books
not “just another biography
series for young readers”?
Photos! These books utilize
photos as much as possible
(instead of the more typical
illustrations) and also incorporates lots of direct quotes.
The end result is meeting
and getting to know a historically famous person through his/her early life
and public/personal challenges, trials, and victories. We rejoice to read of Thomas Jefferson’s
confession “I cannot live without books,” but
may be a little more concerned to know that he
considered “a little rebellion (speaking of Shay’s
Rebellion) now and then a good thing. It’s the
medicine necessary for the sound health of government.” This series will introduce young readers to noted public figures in a personal way:
tracing through the major events in their lives,
providing insight into their behind-the-scenes
thoughts and opinions. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
007327Abigail Adams
007328Anne Frank
007385Elizabeth Cady Stanton
007436 Franklin D. Roosevelt
007550 Frederick Douglass
007578 Helen Keller
007587 Henry Ford
007592 Lewis and Clark
007714 Malcolm X
007760 Martin Luther King Jr.
007771Sitting Bull
007775Thomas Jefferson
sent her back into slave country time and time
again to lead others to freedom. An inspiring
biography of courage and determination.
027669 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
☼George Washington Carver (3-6)
We all know that George Washington Carver
developed many products from peanuts, but did
you know that he also played the guitar and that
one of his paintings was featured in the 1893
Chicago World’s Fair? There’s that and much
more to learn about this wonderful inventor.
This book starts with his life and ends with his
death, with a short epilogue about the honors
he received posthumously. Filled with many
pictures and detailed captions, this well done
Individual Titles (alphabetically)
biography would be the perfect supplement for
50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (3-8) history or a unit study. 41 pgs, pb. – Laura
From many different walks of life, and many 013994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
different time periods in US history, these
American heroes can inspire kids on to better ☼Gifted Hands Ben Carson Story(Kids Ed)(3-7)
Introduce your children to Ben Carson, a
and greater thing. Politicians, humanitarians,
explorers, inventors, civil rights leaders, ath- young boy from a broken home who also earned
letes, entrepreneurs, scientists, military men, a reputation as the class dummy; a young boy
artists – the list goes on. Each two-page spread who experienced a mother’s intense love and
gives a brief history of the individual’s accom- commitment. She refused to let him quit. By the
plishments, with some ways to explore more grace of God and hard work and dedication,
about the person and the impact they had. A Ben overcame incredible odds to become a
good place for starting research projects, and a successful pediatric neurosurgeon. Children will
great way to become excited about the people be inspired by his resolve to change his circumstances. They will also be captivated by the stowho have called this country home. ~ Zach
007974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 10.95 ries of the complex medical cases that pivoted
Dr. Carson to fame as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
Black and White photos. 171 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
Albert Einstein (5-7)
“Albert Einstein had major bedhead.” And 061436 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.00
with this single introductory statement, author
Kathleen Krull has pulled me into this highly Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and
readable biography of a legendary genius. Part Ideas, with 21 Activities (4-8)
of the Giants of Science series, this book takes 065061 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95 12.95
a look at the life and achievements of the man
Homesick: My Own Story (3-9)
behind the legend. ~ Anh
Jean Fritz is famous for writing fascinating
008557 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 11.50
historical biographies perfect for children. In
this book, she takes on a new celebrity: herself.
Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) Filled with humor and great stories, it tells of her
childhood growing up in China in the 1920’s
003943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.99 12.50 and her eventual journey to America, where she
sees her home country for the first time. This is
not only a great autobiography from a great writFamous Americans (3-5)
065461 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.00 er, it also gives an interesting look at Chinese
culture in the mid 20th Century, specifically
Fine Print: Story about Johann Gutenberg (3-6) what life was like for foreigners living in China.
What a story of passion. Young Gutenberg's Several black and white photos from Jean’s life
love of books and reading was a hard thing in are included in the book. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
the days when books were all copied out by 040726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
hand. It was an agonizing wait sometimes, and
Gutenberg's dream was to find some way of Jessie Benton Fremont: California Pioneer (4-8)
Have you imagined what it would be like to
speeding up the making of books. We remember him as the man who invented both move- live a life of adventure by traveling to foreign
able type and the printing press, but we hear lands and meeting famous people?
very little of the struggles it took to bring that to Benton Fremont led such a life in an extraorfruition. This book uses simple language to tell dinary time of American history. Born of a
this rollercoaster of a story. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Zach Missouri senator, Jessie later married a man
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7.75 who would associate with men like Kit Carson,
become an officer in the U.S. Army and an
Freedom Train: Story of Harriet Tubman (4-7) important figure in California history. He and
Harriet Tubman was born just plain Harriet, Jessie played key roles in establishing the new
with no last name but a strong will that would land as a free state. During her lifetime, Jessie
one day carry her across the line to freedom. served as a nurse during the Civil War and met
This book shares the story of Harriet's life, from with Lincoln more than once. She traveled to
her childhood spent working until she was as England and France, where she was presented
strong as any man, to her intense yearnings for at court in both countries. 183 pgs, pb. – John
freedom, and of her deep convictions which 049591 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95
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☼Lives of the Pirates (3-7)
Avast ye landlubber! There be a great book up
ahead! Learn the true stories of the lives of over
20 pirates like Blackbeard, Grace O’Malley and
more. While this book very clearly states that
piracy is bad (a trait that I think many parents
will appreciate!), the stories are presented in a
fun, entertaining manor with colorful illustrations to accompany them. One thing I liked is
the amount of female pirates presented. I never
knew there were so many! This is a great book
for your own little scurvy dog. 94 softcover
pages. – Laura
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Joan of Arc (2-5)
The fascinating story of a thirteen year-old girl
who led France to independence from English
rule. The tragic, child-friendly telling of this
story shows her courage, vision, determination,
and perhaps madness. From her poor childhood to her appalling martyrdom, see how she
Michelangelo (2-5)
eventually came to be known as Joan of Arc and
By Diane Stanley, this book contains lots
was made a saint by the church. Beautiful color
of illustrations and a complete and captivatillustrations complete the book. 45 pgs.
ing text. It starts right at the beginning, when
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Michelangelo was first born to his not-so-rich
parents. Not many years later, he was sent to
Leonardo Da Vinci (2-5)
live with some stonecutters where he got his
Leonardo Da Vinci completed many wonderful
start into chiseling and stonework. Readers
works of art in his lifetime, but did you know
follow his life as he fights his father for the
that he had a habit of leaving projects unfinchance to apprentice with an artist, carves his
ished? Even the pope of his time was annoyed
first sculpture, and paints the Sistine chapel.
with him because of this bad habit! This book
Learn about the many successes and difficulties
gives us a very thorough look into his life, from
he endured throughout his 89 years. - Melissa
his birth in 1452 to his death in 1519. It walks
012236 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
step-by-step through his early life in the country, first apprenticeship, struggling career, many
☼Mythmaker (4-7)
inventions, and his fascination with learning.
Subtitled The Life of JRR Tolkien, Creator of
This picture biography by Diane Stanley has
the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien
44 pages of staggered text and brilliant illustrawas an author who took fairy tales and myth
tions. Scattered throughout the pages are small
very seriously, highlighting a reverence for the
samplings and sketches from Da Vinci's famous
past, pristine land, and, most of all, the fight
notebooks, portraying his original ideas and
between good and evil. This volume is a poetic,
inventions. - Melissa
accessible, compact yet detailed biography of a
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man who was gifted (he learned four languages
by age 5) and acquainted with difficulty and
Louis Braille: Boy Who Invented Books for
poverty. Additionally, you'll find a complete
Blind (4-7)
bibliography of Tolkien’s writings. 5” x 7.5”,
This biography of Louis Braille focuses largely
136 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
on his childhood years, his blindness, his years
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at a school for the blind, how he came to be
a teacher, and his development of Braille, so
Ordinary Genius: Story of Albert Einstein (3-6)
those who were inflicted with blindness could
014343 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
learn to read the books he valued so. An easyto-read and inspiring biography.
Pioneer Girl: Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (3-7)
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This picture book tells the story of Laura Ingalls
Wilder in a way that will captivate younger
Life of Washington (8-AD)
readers and introduce them to this important
The publisher of this biography invites the
literary figure. The large, easy-to-read text tells
reader to “pull back the dark shrouds of secular
of her early childhood in Wisconsin, all the
revisionist history” and meet the godly George
moves her family goes through, her marriage
Washington. This hardcover book is a reprint
and later life, and even the way she wrote about
of a book from 1842, originally published by
her childhood and became a famous author
the American Sunday-School Union, an orgabefore her death. Beautiful, full-page paintings
nization now called the American Missionary
illustrate the story and bring the detailed text to
Fellowship (AMF). The current publisher, Attic
life. A great introduction to the person behind
Books, has created a hardbound cover designed
the famous Little House books. By William
to look like a very old, worn book. Inside, the
Anderson, 32 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
text is complemented by a few vintage illustra046880 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
tions. The text is interesting and reads well:
the language is not archaic, nor is the sentence
Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman (3-6)
structure complicated. For historical purposes,
This 192-page book brings the story of Robert
the publisher has retained the British spellFulton to life. It's a fascinating look at the
ings and formatting. The introduction covers
foundational and character-forming acquainColumbus and early settlements on the eastern
tances and experiences of the man generally
coast. The four appendices have the Declaration
credited with making steamboat transportation
of Independence, a letter documenting the signa commercial success in the United States.
ing of the Declaration, and some reminiscences
Numerous black and white sketches illustrate.
of Washington. 295 pgs ~ Caryl
010823 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 10.75
049004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 12.75
Story of Eli Whitney (3-5)
His inventions changed the future of the young
American nation, but where was his reward?
Join Eli Whitney and find out what it takes to
travel the long road to recognition – and why
it’s worth it in the end. Although originally
written in 1953, the ink illustrations and writing style of this book are reminiscent of Eli
Whitney’s 18th century. History buffs will enjoy
the references to famous figures and events,
while those who aren’t as well-versed will still
be able to follow along as characters explain
definitions and concepts that readers may not
know. 192 pages, soft cover. – Rachel
039217 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 10.75
Story of George Washington Carver (4-6)
George Washington Carver was born a slave,
but he grew up to become a world-famous scientist. This biography tells the story of his life
and how he discovered how to make soil better
by growing peanuts and sweet potatoes to put
nutrients back into the soil so it could produce
more cotton. He then found dozens and dozens
of ways to use the peanuts and sweet potatoes.
Dr. Carver and his work became well-known
and respected. He became a popular teacher
of agriculture and was even honored by the
President of the United States. 96 pgs.
001845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99
Story of Napoleon (3-7)
First published in 1908, this classic biography
tells the story of the great leader Napoleon.
Young readers will enjoy learning about his
rise to power as he became emperor over half
of Europe. The book begins with Napoleon’s
childhood, and then proceeds to his career as
an officer. The rest of the book focuses on his
military battles, from his victories to his final
loss at Waterloo. Lively, readable prose will
hold kids’ attention to the very end. Occasional
black and white illustrations. By H.E. Marshall.
87 pgs, pb.
043833 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95
Story of Sir Walter Raleigh (3-12)
First published in 1906 as part of the acclaimed
“Children’s Heroes” series, this compelling
biography tells the story of the famed explorer
Sir Walter Raleigh. The book begins with his
childhood on the coast of Devonshire, then proceeds to his exploits in Ireland and his entry into
the court of Queen Elizabeth. His adventures
and discoveries as he pursues the ships of the
Spanish Armada and travels to the New World
are recounted in detail. Also included are the
famous story of the velvet cloak and the role
he played in introducing crops such as potatoes
and tobacco to the Old World. Period black and
white illustrations are included. By Margaret
Duncan Kelly. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
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as the basis for the anecdotes and conversations
in these books. Each book begins when the
subject is a child and continues through adulthood. The books would be interesting to read
for an upper elementary student, and include a
great deal of conversation to engage the reader
in the story. Of course, the faith and witness of
the main character are front and center in the
story. 110+ pgs, pb.
EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 10.75
024992 River of Grace: John Calvin
024989 Artist of the Reformation:
Albrecht Durer
Stealing Home: Story of Jackie Robinson (4-7) 024990 Ocean of Truth: Isaac Newton
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4.50 024991 Piece of the Mountain: Blaise
☼Theodore Roosevelt (4-8)
“By will power and hard work, the weak, Sterling Biographies (4-AD)
timid boy was to change himself into a man I am not sure I can praise these highly enough
who was amazingly strong and completely fear- to do them justice. Besides being well-written,
less.” Introduce your children to this motivated, the books are packed with unique graphself-driven youth who became affectionately ics, including rarely-seen photographs from all
known as “Bull Moose,” after surviving a bul- stages of the subject’s life, posters and advertiselet. Through the eyes of renowned author, ments pertaining to current events of the day,
Genevieve Foster, children will learn about one relevant maps, and other personal artifacts.
of our great ‘larger than life’ Presidents, Teddy Each one begins with a timeline charting the historical figure’s life from birth to death. A short
Roosevelt. 106 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
063654 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95
9.95 overview of the individual’s major achievements serves as an introduction, and the rest of
the biography follows in chronological order.
William Shakespeare & the Globe (5-8)
When you think Shakespeare, you think plays. Sterling Biographies go above and beyond the
When you read Shakespeare, you read plays. mere retelling of historical facts, providing a
When you memorize Shakespeare, you memo- wealth of insight into the character and personrize plays. When you dream Shakespeare… well, ality of these great Americans. ~ Rachel P.
actually, I hope you don't dream Shakespeare - EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95
but I do hope you have an interest in exploring 008317Neil Armstrong: One Giant Leap for Mankind
the history of such an influential man. Author Aliki has done a marvelous job in this book 022714 Cleopatra: Egypt’s Last and
for young people. Written as a five-act play Greatest Queen
itself, the first four acts give us the run-down of 022770 Marie Curie: Mother of Modern Physics
Shakespeare's life, from his birth and childhood to London, the queen, the theatre, the plays and 037027Thomas Edison: Man Who Lit Up the World
poems, the Globe, and the other major points of his life. The fifth act is about a man named 011145Albert Einstein: Miracle Mind
Sam Wanamaker and his dream to reconstruct 041041Thomas Jefferson: Architect
of Freedom
the Globe theatre. It tells how they did this on the original site, using authentic materials and 022750 Joan of Arc: Heavenly Warrior
construction methods. The book also includes 022745 Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness
a list of Shakespeare's works, a chronology of 008262 Lewis & Clark: Blazing a Trail West
his life, words and expressions he invented, and 041028Abraham Lincoln: Pioneer to President
places to see when visiting Shakespearean sites. 041032George Washington: American Life
A Colorful, well illustrated, book that will hold
your interest right to the end. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Zach
026676 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
5.50 Sowers Series Biographies (5-8)
We often hear the opinion expressed that
Christians should not bring their personal faith
Upper Grades (6-AD)
into their public lives. Fortunately for the
world, the men and women portrayed in the
Sower Series Biographies did not believe this.
For instance, on the day after he took command
Biographies by Joyce McPherson (4-8)
I've not met Joyce McPherson, but it sounds like of the Continental Army, George Washington
she is a busy woman. Joyce earned a BS degree issued an order forbidding profanity and
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where she requiring attendance at divine services. Isaac
studied French and Biochemistry. The bio on Newton, Robert Boyle, and Louis Pasteur, some
the back of the earliest biography copyrighted of the foremost scientists of their day, used their
in 1995 lists Joyce as a homeschooling mother work to glorify God. At a time when our young
of five children, while the most recent one people need heroes, these books present faithful
lists her as homeschooling her eight children. Christians who made an impact on their world.
Somewhere in there she found time to write EACH BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99
these four biographies about the Christian testi- 005614Abigail Adams
mony of people who made significant contribu- 005615 Johnny Appleseed
tions in a variety of fields. McPherson used the 005617Robert Boyle
writings of the person and his contemporaries 005618George Washington Carver
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005619 Christopher Columbus
005620George Frideric Handel
005622Stonewall Jackson
005623 Johannes Kepler
002090 Francis Scott Key
005625Robert E. Lee
005626Abraham Lincoln
001311David Livingstone
005627Samuel F. B. Morse
005628Isaac Newton
004887 Florence Nightingale
005629 Louis Pasteur
005631 Billy Sunday
005632Teresa of Calcutta
002089George Washington
005635The Wright Brothers
005630Samuel Francis Smith
Heroes of History (5-9)
Youth With a Mission, who has put the biographies of so many heroes of our faith into
print, now has turned their attention to the
heroes of our nation, telling the inspiring stories
of brave individuals such as Harriet Tubman,
John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton
and George Washington. Each of these nearly
200-page portraits follow the individual from
his or her life through their deaths and remembrances, capturing the accomplishments and
disappointments in their lives, and doing so in a
well-researched but lively, "like you were there"
style, transforming these impressive figures from
history into a great and heroic, human individuals that we can look up to and respect.
EACH BIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . 9.99
EACH AUDIOBOOK . . . . . . 21.99 15.95
018687 John Adams
018678 Clara Barton
030558Daniel Boone, Frontiersman
011869 Ben Carson
011877 Ben Carson Audiobook
018682George Washington Carver
037538 Christopher Columbus
043912 Davy Crockett: Ever Westward
041838Thomas Edison
037529 Benjamin Franklin
011923 Billy Graham
012030 Milton Hershey
018689 Meriwether Lewis
018676Abraham Lincoln
011867Abraham Lincoln Audiobook
031674Douglas MacArthur
018693 William Penn
048627 Ronald Reagan
031676Theodore Roosevelt
041835Alan Shepard
038410 John Smith
018685 Harriet Tubman
018681George Washington
052476 Laura Ingalls Wilder
038412Orville Wright
039573 Louis Zamperini
023559 Books 1-5 Set . . . . . 49.95 32.95
George Washington Carver, Abraham
Lincoln, Meriwether Lewis, George
Washington, and William Penn.
037542 Books 6-10 Set . . . . 49.95 32.95
Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, John Adams,
Daniel Boone, and Theodore Roosevelt.
038409 Books 11-15 Set . . . 49.95 32.95
Benjamin Franklin, Christopher Columbus,
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Douglas MacArthur,
and John Smith.
sized pages. Each book starts with a chronology
of important dates in the person’s life. The first
part is the most biographical, while the second
section delves deeper into the virtues making
this person notable. A brief third part summarizes the individual’s most memorable character
traits and the leadership lessons we can learn.
Text is readable, enlightening, and inspiring.
026183 Carry a Big Stick: Theodore Roosevelt . . . . . . . . 26.9519.95
026186Give Me Liberty: Patrick Henry . . . . . . . . . . 33.9524.95
Wicked History (6-12)
026187Never Give In: Winston Some of the greatest political and military lead- Churchill . . . . . . . . 12.959.95
ers of history were, let’s face it, very wicked. To
expand their power or accomplish their goals,
Individual Titles (alphabetically)
they killed innocent civilians and caused needless pain and destruction. This series focuses on Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution (7-AD)
these leaders who are now known and rememAbigail Adams is often described as “the wife
bered for their violence and cruelty. The text of one president and the mother of another” –
seems written for middle-grade readers in that what about her personality was so presidential?
it’s easy to read with fairly simple vocabulary Through an analysis of many letters Abigail
and larger font. The content, however, is suit- sent over the course of her life, we uncover her
able for older readers as well because the books private thoughts about both everyday life and
discuss military strategy, acts of cruelty, political momentous events in American history. In this
facets, and details of battles. A story-like format unique biography, we are able to see Abigail
is taken, which starts with the leader’s birth and Adams as an individual of her own time, rather
describes the person’s childhood atmosphere than through a modern lens, and we are able
and influences that led to their violent life. to understand her personality as a product of
Important battles and other events are included, the time and place in which she lived. Readers
up through the leader’s death. Fast-paced and will feel as if they really know Abigail Adams
absorbing, the books don’t include all the – the woman who supported the second presidetails of each life, but give a fairly thorough dent and raised the sixth. A chronology of the
look at each personality, main life events, and Adams’ lives and revolutionary events is also
the impact on the world. Each book includes a included. 221 pages, paperback – Rachel
scattering of black and white illustrations (photos 019644 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 10.25
for the more recent leaders) of each figure and
the events in their life. Like the text of the book, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (9-AD)
the pictures are truthful, but as such, somewhat Benjamin Franklin was an American Founding
violent (a few dead bodies, battles, etc.) so you Father known for his wisdom, talents, energy,
may want to look through them before offering and ambition. Besides his valuable political
them to younger or sensitive readers. Timelines, service, he was also a skilled author, inventor,
maps, and a few other features are included in printer, and scientist. This book, containing
the books, which help you put each leader’s the original writings of Franklin himself, will
story into perspective. For a few of the leaders, entertain and educate readers about Franklin’s
the book raises questions about whether or not interesting life. The book contains his autobiogthey were truly wicked, or if history has just raphy, which was originally written by Franklin
painted them that way after they were defeated to for his son but which has come to be a cher– a pretty interesting question. If you’re looking ished classic. The autobiography is surprisingly
for a way to introduce a specific leader or war to simple and entertaining to read, and we offer
your students, or if you’re interested in trying to several unabridged editions of the book, many
understand these powerful but wicked leaders, of which come with additional writings. See
these books provide an entertaining and instruc- below for individual descriptions. Whichever
tive option. Each book is small format (5” x 7”), edition you choose, you’re sure to learn a lot
about 130 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
about a man that had a lasting impact on our
EACH BOOK (except noted) . . 5.95
4.75 country and our world. ~ Rachel
013406Adolf Hitler
046089Dover Thrift . . . . . . . 3.50
005141Alexander the Great 9.95
“Bare bones” edition, which includes only
005143Attila the Hun . . . . . 9.95
the complete autobiography, 136 pgs, pb.
005162Genghis Khan
038062Signet Classic . . . . . . 4.95
005167Hannibal . . . . . . . . . 9.95
This edition contains the autobiography
013454 Joseph Stalin
as well as several other essays and letters,
005174 Julius Caesar . . . . . . 9.95
divided into categories like Wealth, Do
013462 Mao Zedong
Good, Scientist, Revolution, Family, and
Religion. 352 pgs, pb.
029930 Bantam Classic . . . . . 4.95
Leaders in Action (9-AD)
Includes the autobiography as well as addiWhat makes a great leader? The characteristics
tional writings like selected articles from his
may vary from one to the next, but we know
newspapers, selections from Poor Richard’s
one when we see one. These biographies gives
Almanac, written observations on his experus insights into some of the heroes of our nation,
iments, several essays and letters, bits and
Great Britain, and the modern Christian Church.
pieces of humor and advice, poems, and
The books vary from 200 to over 300 digestmuch more. 360 pgs, pb.
Churchill (11-AD)
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Daniel Boone: His Own Story/Adventures
Who hasn't heard of Daniel Boone? He was
even somewhat of a mythical character in his
own day; that status changing to an American
hero after his autobiographical true life account
was published in the early 1800s. That's part
of what we have here. There are two stories
in this book. The first is the autobiography of
Boone's life, spanning 25 years in the mid-late
1700s; and the second is a biography, written
by Francis Lister Hawks, of Boone's life from
childhood to death. It is a large print, 8 ½" x
11", soft cover book that is easy to read and very
insightful to the world and adventures of this
Kentucky rifleman. 126 pgs. ~ Zach
027939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.50
050577 Dover Edition . . . . . . 5.95
Features the same content as #27939, but
in a smaller format - 5” x 8 ½,” pb, 128 pgs.
☼Gifted Hands: Ben Carson Story (7-AD)
Be inspired through the extra-ordinary life story
of a poor, struggling learner, from humble roots
of poverty to Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
at John Hopkins Medical Center. Weaving
together childhood struggles, the challenges
and successes of medical residency and various
pediatric case studies, you and your teens will
laugh and cry as you share in the journey of Dr.
Carson’s struggle to overcome the odds. A wonderful example to remind ourselves of the value
of hard work, a loving parent and faith in God.
240 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
061444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.99 16.99
Good Queen Bess (6-AD)
The subjects of England were probably a
bit wary when Elizabeth came to the throne;
they had gossiped about her father's many
wives, mourned the loss of the young and
sickly Edward, and tolerated her older half-sister
Mary's brief but fiery rule. When the throne
passed to her, advisers thought it best for her
to marry and step aside, leaving the business
of running the country to her husband, whoever he would be. Thankfully, Elizabeth had
other ideas, and surprised everyone by guiding
England into a period of relative peace, world
exploration, and emphasis on the arts. This
readable biography by Diane Stanley and husband Peter Vennema spans Elizabeth's life and
reign accompanied by the author's excellent
illustrations, which draw the reader into the life
and times of Elizabeth. 40 pgs. ~ Alysia
026688 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.99 12.50
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (6-AD)
This biography by Roland Bainton gives an
easy-to read account of the life and times of
Martin Luther. As you learn about Luther’s
youth in a monastery, his demand that doctrine
come from Scripture and not popes, the way he
shattered the structure of the medieval church,
his excommunication, and the founding of his
church, you will also learn about the state of the
Church at the time and read interesting details
about how Luther’s views, specifically the
Ninety-five Theses, affected churches, people,
and society both then and now. More than one
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hundred small black and white illustrations are
incorporated into the book, including sketches,
comics, woodcuts, and engravings, all from
Luther’s time. Quotes from Luther and very
thorough research make this a comprehensive,
fact-filled biography. A timeline of Luther’s life,
along with a detailed index, is included in the
book. 336 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
043436 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99 13.95
Leonardo da Vinci (6-12)
This biography about Leonardo is interesting
and well written. It shares the details of his life
from the time of his boyhood in Vinci, Italy, to
his death 67 years later. Though Leonardo produced many famous paintings, his achievements
spread far beyond the world of art. He studied
astronomy, botany, anatomy, and geology, and
was a great inventor as well. The author brings
this ideal Renaissance man to life in this easy
to read biography. Several black/white sketches
illustrate the book. 181 pgs. ~ Rachel
012109 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99 10.75
Life of Alexander the Great (9-AD)
Though he was only 20 years old when he
inherited his kingdom, Alexander significantly
expanded his empire and is still remembered
today for his bravery, power, and military
genius. Excerpted from the Dryden translation
of Plutarch’s Lives (the classic book that features
celebrated Greeks and Romans), this book tells
all about the life and eventual death of the
legendary king. With a great introduction by
Victor Davis Hanson about both Alexander and
Plutarch, this book is great for ancient history
studies or just for curious readers who want to
learn about the extraordinary life of Alexander
the Great. 72 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
041932 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00
Miracle in the Hills (9-12)
What in the world would draw two welleducated doctors to the poverty and extremely
primitive conditions of the remote hill country
of North Carolina in 1909? It’s an important
question. A love of the country? A love of the
people? A heartfelt desire to leave some little
corner of the world a better place after you’ve
walked the roads and paths? A determination
to follow God’s call? Yes, to all! Miracle in the
Hills is the remarkable story of Doctor Sloop
and his wife (also a doctor). Actually, I should
say stories because the book is packed with
stories – of their education, of their meeting, of
beginning their life in the hills, of year after year
(over forty) among a people made remarkable
and memorable by their love for them. The book
is also filled with stories of Mrs. Doctor’s fights
to improve the lives of those people – early
child marriages, moonshiners, and increased
educational and economic opportunities were
all areas she addressed. Mrs. Sloop was named
American Mother of the Year in 1951 – a tribute
to her many accomplishments among and for
the people she loved. 232 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
059059 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00
Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (8-AD)
Although Davy Crockett rings as a familiar
name, do you really know his story? Written
by Crockett himself, this book will take you into
a life filled with hunting, Indian fighting, and
political ambition. Read as he shares about his
days spent in Tennessee and his overall life as
a frontiersman. Introduction by Paul Andrew
Hutton. 211 pgs, pb. ~ Tasha
043684 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95 11.75
Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass (9-AD)
This classic, written by Frederick Douglass
himself, recounts his miserable experiences as
an American slave, the injustices he faced, his
dangerous escape to the North, and the beginning of his life as a writer and abolitionists.
Details of life in the fields, cabins, and mansions
of pre-Civil War plantations in the South reveal
the daily terrors he suffered as a slave. It’s a
very powerful story and a must-read for African
American, pre-Civil War, or civil rights studies.
We offer several complete and unabridged editions to this influential book.
002079Dover Thrift Edition . 3.00
This “bare-bones” edition features a preface
by William Lloyd Garrison. 76 pgs, pb.
038070Signet Classic Edition 4.95
Includes a preface, an introduction by Peter
J. Gomes, and an afterword by Gregory
Stephens; 144 pgs, pb.
035415 Yale University Ed. . . 7.95
Includes a chronology of Douglass’s life,
a 33-page introduction by the Douglass
scholar John Blassingame, historical notes,
and reader responses to the first edition in
1845; 148 pgs, pb.
unshakeable faith in God. She often sensed
that God had something special planned for
her life, and she prayed for guidance often,
always obeying what God asked her to do. This
solidly-researched biography traces Sojourner's
life from her birth until her death, illustrating
the strength, depth of character, immoveable
faith and courage that made her a powerful
activist. - Jess
001853 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.99
Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel (7-AD)
A very clear and direct biography of Stalin.
This book tells you everything you would want
to know about Stalin, his mother and father, his
wife, his child, his rise to power and his ironfist rule. A few black and white photographs of
Stalin, his wife and his associates are included.
By Albert Marrin, 244 pgs., pb.
049599 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.95 11.95
Temple Grandin (5-9)
009908 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.99
This Was John Calvin (7-AD)
John Calvin had quite an effect on those
around him. People seemed to either love him
or hate him – or his preaching and ideas. This
book of 217 pages tells his story – from what
little is known of his younger days to the life
he lived as a church leader and activist, with
accurate and important details of the influence
he had and change he affected. The well writQueen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the ten text focuses mainly on Calvin’s life, rather
than on his theology, and intends to show him
Medieval World (9-AD)
This riveting biography provides you with an for who he was as a real person. Pb. ~ Zach
inside look into the enchanting life of a pow- 036807 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 10.25
erful woman in European history, Eleanor of
Aquitaine. Born in 1122, she was just fifteen Up From Slavery (9-AD)
This historical book by Booker T. Washington
when she inherited her father’s vast lands in
Aquitaine, France. In a quick political move, is an autobiography that shares his life story
the King of France arranged for his son, Louis and how he became one of the most influential
the VII to marry Eleanor, as a way to gain con- leaders of his day. Beginning with his childhood
trol of her duchy. Eleanor was a well-educated as a slave in Virginia, the book details how he
woman, politically savvy, and not content to be struggled for an education, how Reconstruction
confined by the traditional gender roles of her affected his life, his involvement with the
time. By the time she was twenty-nine she grew Tuskegee Institute, his efforts to promote educatired of her marriage to Louis, and she sought tion among African Americans, his motivational
after a divorce. Afterwards, she pursued her next speechmaking around the country, and more.
groom, Henry the Duke of Normandy. Henry This unabridged book is an inspiring story of
soon was named the rightful heir to the English personal achievement during tough times and
throne, and he took his place there in 1154. The a must-read for those studying the civil rights
author also points out that Eleanor was not only movement during the time of the Civil War and
one of the most powerful political figures of her Reconstruction. 166 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
day, but she also helped to shape the future for 000520 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00
the arts and humanities, as it was one of her true
passions. This insightful narrative is a must-read Virginia's General (5-12)
This great biography of General Robert E.
for any lover of French and English history. Pb,
Lee portrays the admirable character of this
183 pgs.
043803 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
6.95 military hero. The author, Albert Marrin, does
a great job of painting a complete picture of the
complex man who rose from a poor and tragic
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (4-8)
Sojourner Truth spent nearly thirty years of her childhood to become one of the greatest military
life a slave in New York before becoming the minds America has ever known. Lee's life story
great speaker, abolitionist, and activist she is is told along with the stories of other soldiers
remembered for. During those years, she saw, from both sides. The victories, defeats, sucsuffered, and overcame a great many things. cesses, and failures of each side are portrayed in
She was separated from her parents, sold to vivid and personal detail. 201 pages.
various cruel and unfriendly masters, learned 017456 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95 13.50
English, lived to see both of her parents die,
saw her love interest harshly beaten, and was Young Jerry Ford - Athlete and Citizen (9-AD)
arranged to marry a man she did not originally 015737 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.00 10.95
care for, but through it all, she maintained an
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Workbooks / Activities
Complete Curriculum
Passport to Your Past - Family Record (3-AD)
With this booklet, you have room to record
your family tree, genealogy, information about
family documents, history, stories, recipes,
jokes, anecdotes and more. Learn to trace your
family history, interview family members, and
much more. Perfect for a family project or as
a gentle introduction to genealogy for younger
students. ~ Phyllis
031822 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.49
Christian Liberty U.S. History (K-6)
Little Pilgrims in God’s World (K-1)
The first in the Little Pilgrims series replaces
The American People and Nation. This title
features 8 units focusing on Creation, family,
church, society, community and the world.
The softcover text is full color with 70 two-page
lessons. One page of text is accompanied by
pictures, questions, and suggested activities.
Parents read the text to the child and then
Family Tree Parchment Poster (23x29)(PK-AD) ask the questions orally or have the child
064756 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.10
5.75 write answers on a separate sheet of paper.
“Something Else to Do” is another section that
Family Tree Parchment Kit (3-AD)
involves activities using the Bible verse that
064000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.90
7.25 is found with each lesson. A “Further Study”
section is an optional activity for additional
research and study. The Activity Book includes
Create Your World Kit (2-AD)
064063 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 guidelines for curriculum use and activity pages
to accompany the lessons. Activities vary and
may involve coloring, cutting, building, writing
or playing a game. At the back of the activity book are Bible Memory cards, vocabulary
cards, and map/flag pages printed on cardstock.
The Teacher Manual includes lessons plans with
instructions, answers to questions in the text and
activity book, and vocabulary definitions. The
goal of this new curriculum is to help your little
one learn who he/she is in Christ in different
roles. ~ Donna
049891Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.00 13.75
049892Activity Book . . . . . 18.00 13.00
049893Teacher Manual . . . . 7.50
Front Porch History: Researching and Telling
Your Family’s Stories (8-AD)
One day, Tammy Marshall Cardwell decided
to collect favorite stories from her entire extended family and ancestors and create a book that
members of her family would treasure for generations. She made enough books to hand out
to all family members and some friends, and
even charged a few dollars to cover the cost
of materials. She and her family found this to
be a very rewarding experience, and when a
friend suggested she create guidelines for others
who want to do the same, this book was born.
It walks you step by step through the process
Tammy went through in creating her book and
offers tips and ideas for creating your own family book. The book starts by describing why it
is so important that people know the stories of
their family, then has chapters titled “Where Do
I Start?”, “How Do I Get the Stories?”, “So I’ve
Got the Stories. Now What?”, “But Wait! What
about Genealogy?”, and “What Do I Do When
It’s Done?” There’s also a short chapter on
what Tammy has learned since she finished her
project, tips on involving the whole family, and
resources that will help you as you research and
collect data and stories. A great project for the
family to do together. 74 pages, pb. ~ Rachel
007347 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
History for Little Pilgrims (1-2)
A Biblical history for your young primary
students, beginning with the Creation. The
text overviews the development of people and
nations of the world. After coverage of the
era of exploration, the focus shifts to American
history. As with other Christian Liberty texts,
presentation is from a Christian worldview and
comprehension questions appear at the end of
each chapter. Unlike many of their texts, the
illustrations and maps are in full-color, which
adds to its appeal. Another nice feature is the
inclusion of geography lessons as part of the
course. Teacher’s manual available separately.
000294Book . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
000295Teacher’s Manual . . . 7.50
000318 Coloring Book . . . . . 5.25
Our Nation Under God (2-3)
Here is the newest offering for American history in a long line of Godly, interesting, and
affordable history texts from Christian Liberty
Academy. The book starts off with an overview
of creation, government, and the dispersion of
people around the world. The discovery and
colonization of America is discussed, as well
as the War for Independence. The final four
chapters are devoted to pioneers, inventions,
modern America, and the days ahead. Plenty
of pictures and maps add to interest to the
text, which is written to be personally appealing to children. Most chapters have eight to
ten review questions. A separate test booklet
is available. An inexpensive teachers manual
provides background information, lesson plans,
suggestions for related activities, answers to
chapter review questions, and answers to the
test booklet questions.
009028Text . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.75
009046Answer Key . . . . . . . 6.50
009047Test . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.25 3.25
History Stories for Children 2nd Ed. (3-4)
A wide variety of interesting and wholesome
stories primarily from U.S. history, but containing several Biblical and world history stories
as well. Although this is one of the Christian
Liberty Readers, there is so much good, historical content that we just had to include it here
as well.
012253Book . . . . . . . . . . . 14.75
000296Answer Key . . . . . . . 4.25
A Child’s Story of America 2nd Ed. (4-5)
This book is a U.S. history text, providing
a complete overview of U.S. history from
Columbus to the present time from a Christian
perspective. Print is fairly large and easy
to read. Each chapter has review questions.
Numerous pictures and maps are scattered
throughout. 2nd edition is 8.5” x 11” format.
003306Book . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
000290Test Booklet . . . . . . . 4.25
000289Answer Key . . . . . . . 4.25
Exploring American History 2nd Ed. (4-6)
In its history books, Christian Liberty Press
often emphasizes the influence of God in the
lives of men in shaping our nation. True to this
tradition, Exploring American History focuses
on people in relating the events of our country’s
past. Stimulating stories from the lives of more
than 30 men will appeal to and be remembered
by middle elementary children. Updated edition covers Viking exploration through the 2008
presidential election. Comprehension questions
are given at the end of each chapter. A great
value from Christian Liberty.
017524Book . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75
000292Answer Key . . . . . . . 5.25
000293Test Packet . . . . . . . 4.25
American Pioneers and Patriots 2nd Ed. (3-6)
This unique approach to history uses historical
nonfiction from a child’s point of view. Daily
life is accented, and we get a healthy dose
of “multiculturalism” as we look at pioneer
families from Spain, England, Holland, France,
and Norway. We feel as though we are there,
traveling to a new home, felling trees, building
houses, planting trees, caring for animals, spinning yarn, sewing clothes, and preparing food.
Scattered throughout are 8-frame discussions of
important facets of pioneer life, such as building
canoes or using a fireplace. At the end of each
unit are several discussion questions, projects,
and activities. An important aspect of the book
is the emphasis on how useful children are to
America and insight into the true personality
of Columbus. This book was revised in 2003,
and is now hardcover with four-color graphics,
has enhanced maps, updated chapter questions,
and an additional unit at the end of the text
describing accelarated westward expansion due
to the building of the transcontinental railroad.
006476Book . . . . . . . . . . . 21.00 15.25
006599Answer Key . . . . . . . 4.25
006600Test Packet . . . . . . . 4.30
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A History of US (Revised 3rd Ed.) (5-12)
“Most history books are boring, but your book
kept me on the edge of my chair. I couldn’t
wait to find out what happens next.” So said
11-year-old Tommy Cunningham after reading
a portion of this 10-volume set. Author Joy
Hakim, former journalist and teacher, has a
knack for making history more personal and dramatic. A Teaching K-8 review calls her a “master storyteller.” The result is that these books
are read, and re-read, by youngsters who love
stories but don’t care for history books. Each
story, or chapter, is short (from 3 to 8 pages),
includes lots of interesting tidbits in sidebars,
and has plenty of pictures (mostly black and
white, but some full color). We used this series
with Janine and Stephen this past year, who
seemed to enjoy, if not relish, the books.
Some concerns exist. The books are not
written from a Christian perspective, but the
author does recognize a religious influence in
the making of our nation. The publisher notes
that varying opinions of some controversial
subjects are presented; as such, these books
are not written from a conservative viewpoint.
The first volume makes references to millions
of years of prehistory. Book 6 covers the War
Between the States primarily from the North’s
point of view, and Book 10 won’t make Rush
Limbaugh’s list of recommended reading. But
in general, this appears to be an appealing
presentation of American history for youngsters
and adults alike.
This series has been newly revised. The books
are now in full-color, with new illustrations
and newly commissioned and improved maps
in the atlas sections of each book. Most of the
changes can be found in Vol. 10, as more current events (up to 2005) have been added. Each
book is 160-264 pages, with about 200 illustrations. The revision includes an eleventh book,
which serves as a sourcebook for the other ten
volumes, and revised teacher guides, which can
be used with the previous edition or the new
revised texts, as the pagination and illustrations
are identical between the editions. We are offering the paperback version in sets or individually.
Teacher guides are also available below. ~ Bob
EACH VOLUME . . . . . . . . . 15.95 11.95
006634 Vol. 1 - The First Americans
The arrival and life of the American Indians.
006692 Vol. 2 - Making Thirteen Colonies
English, Spanish, Dutch, and other
006713 Vol. 3 - From Colonies to Country
How the United States became a free
006693 Vol. 4 - The New Nation
The early days, including the Louisiana
Purchase and the Lewis & Clark expedition.
006650 Vol. 5 - Liberty for All?
Life in early America for mountain men,
whalers, farmers, railroad builders, slaves.
006710 Vol. 6 - War, Terrible War
The War Between the States.
006694 Vol. 7 - Reconstructing America
Learn about Edison, Twain, and others.
006623 Vol. 8 - An Age of Extremes
Read about Teddy Roosevelt, the Wright
brothers, Pierpont, and others.
006702 Vol. 9 - War, Peace & All That Jazz
Inventions, Depression, and 2 World Wars.
006629 Vol. 10 - All the People (4th Ed.)
Post World War II through 2009. Compatible
with 3ED Teacher Guide through Chapter
50. The last 8 chapters are new material.
016854Set of 10 Volumes .159.50 117.25
006649 Vol. 11 - Sourcebook (Index) . . . . . . . . . . 15.9511.95
039399 11 Vol Set . . . . . . . 175.45 119.95
History of US Teacher's Guides (3rd ed.) (5+)
These teaching guides help you further
enhance your study of the US by providing
discussion questions, teacher helps, and writing
assignments for students using A History of US.
After the introductory information, the guide is
broken down into parts by book. These parts go
through the books chapter by chapter, offering a
summary of the chapter, key vocabulary words,
discussion topics, and various writing assignments to check understanding. Notes for the
teacher appear in the margins. After a whole
book has been read, there are two pages that
provide additional activities and discussions.
Check-Up pages in the back of the guide provide review for each of the books, and resource
worksheet pages are also included. Answers
for all of the Check-Up questions are included
for the teacher's convenience. The guides are
transitioning from 3rd Ed. to 3rd Ed. Revised,
but they can still be used with the older edition
volumes because the illustrations and pagination betweens editions are nearly identical.
EACH GUIDE BELOW . . . . . . . 19.95
002598 Vol. 1
002739 Vol. 2
EACH GUIDE BELOW . . . . . . . 18.95
004615 Vol. 9
002710 Vol. 10
History of US Assessment Book 3ED Rev (5-9)
This book contains 71 tests for the History of
US series. There are 6-8 tests included for each
book of the ten books in the series. The tests
are composed of 15 multiple-choice questions
targeting knowledge of key facts, chronology,
and critical thinking, and have been carefully
written to provide a useful preparation for state
assessments. Answers are included in the back
of the book.
018506 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.95
History of US Teacher’s Guides – Elementary
3rd Ed. Rev. (4-6)
New this year, there are teacher’s guides at
both an elementary and a middle school/high
school level to be used with the revised 3rd
edition of History of US. The elementary level
teacher’s guides were created to meet 5th grade
content standards for U.S. history and include
lesson ideas for whole chapters and groups of
chapters (parts). Chapter lessons are heavy on
reading comprehension and include vocabulary, questions for discussion, and follow-up
writing assignments. Part lessons include summaries of the chapters, timeline and map assignments, additional projects, and activity ideas.
Reproducible worksheets, graphic organizers,
assessments, and grading rubrics also included.
EACH GUIDE (except noted) . . 18.95
018463 Vol. 1
018551 Vol. 5
018585 Vol. 2
018716 Vol. 6
018476 Vol. 3
018699 Vol. 7
018632 Vol. 4
018432 Vol. 8
018708 Vol. 9
018425 Vol. 10 . . . . . . . . . . . 16.95
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History of US Teacher’s Guides Middle/High
School 3rd Ed. Rev. (7-9)
Written to meet 8th grade American history
standards, these higher-level teaching guides
focus more on critical thinking than on comprehension. Each chapter lesson includes prereading activities, comprehension questions,
suggestions for research, geography assignment
ideas, and cross-curricular activities. Groups
of chapters, or parts, also include activity suggestions such as debate topic ideas, writing
prompts, discussion topics, projects, and activities. Reproducible worksheets, graphic organizers, and grading rubrics are all included at the
end of the guide.
EACH TEACHER GUIDE . . . . . . 19.95
018477 Vol. 3
018717 Vol. 6
018641 Vol. 4
018700 Vol. 7
018558 Vol. 5
018454 Vol. 8
History of US Student Study Guides (7-9)
If you’re using the teacher’s guides for middle
and high school, your student might benefit
from having the corresponding reproducible
student study guides. The guides feature lessons
for each chapter, which include a variety of
activities including vocabulary, map skills, comprehension, critical thinking, primary sources,
and writing projects. Reproducible maps, suggestions on how to use graphic organizers, and
tips on doing research and extension projects
are also included. The student study guides are
intended for self-directed study, so you won’t
find many class or group activities here – perfect for homeschool use! Guides are ©2005, so
were written for 3rd edition, but useable with
3rd edition revised as much of the material is
the same.
EACH STUDY GUIDE . . . . . . . . 9.95
006269 Vol. 3 018722 Vol. 6
018688 Vol. 4 018706 Vol. 7
018580 Vol. 5
027398 Vol. 8
History of US Elementary Study Guides (5)
These guides are specifically for the 5th grade
level. They are somewhat simplified versions
of the study guides listed for grades 7-9, but
still contain chapter lessons. In one or two
spots, chapters from the corresponding books
have been skipped or combined into a single
lesson (the exception is in #008070 where only
a selection of half the chapters from throughout
book 4 and the first 12 chapters of books 5 are
covered). A similar variety of activities and
projects can be found throughout these guides.
Student study guides for volumes 1 and 2 are
California editions. California editions are similar in content and format to the non-California
editions but have been developed specifically
to meet the history/social science standards set
forth by the state of California. ~ Zach
EACH GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95
006266 Vol. 1
008051 Vol. 3
006273 Vol. 2
008070 Vol. 4 & 5
☼History of US Binder Builders (4-7)
As a fan of the engagingly written, History of
US series from Joy Hakim, I was excited to see
these supplemental learning resources from A
Journey through Learning. Binder Builders are
easy to use tools designed to showcase your
child’s work through worksheets and mini-booklets. Beginning with the “how-to,” each Binder
Builder provides an array of activities that, while
similar in many ways, also include unique
nuances specific to material learned. A sampling of activity templates includes vocabulary
worksheets, copy work pages, map exercises,
recipes, poetry writing, drawing exercises, and
mini-books to document learning. Available
in 2 formats: printable PDF on CD-ROM or
in a printed packet of worksheets. You will
need to provide a 3-ring binder, colored cardstock paper, scissors, glue, brads, stapler, hole
puncher, crayons/colored pencils, and tabs
for the dividers. Page count varies with over
60 pages in each. Reproducible for individual
family use. An appreciated companion resource
for the History of US series and one I hope will
soon be available for all 10 of the History of US
books. ~ Deanne
EACH CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.00 15.50
061245 Book 1 - First Americans
061247 Book 2 - Making 13 Colonies
061249 Book 3 - From Colonies to Country
061251 Book 4 - The New Nation
061253 Book 5 - Liberty for All
EACH PRINTED . . . . . . . . . . 21.00 20.25
061246 Book 1 - First Americans
061248 Book 2 - Making 13 Colonies
061250 Book 3 - From Colonies to Country
061252 Book 4 - The New Nation
061254 Book 5 - Liberty for All
blank, multiple choice, and true/false questions
about the selection. There are several pages of
activity worksheets for each section, providing
quite a few questions for each reading assignment. The Teacher Resource Kit is a valuable
addition to this program because it provides a
section quiz to take after each part of the activity
book and a fairly lengthy chapter test for each
text. Besides providing these quizzes and tests,
it also includes answer keys to them, as well as
an answer key for each of the Activity Books and
additional supplemental administrated resources. You can order the Teacher Resource Kit as a
book which comes with either a free download
of the same material as PDF files or a CD-ROM
of the pdf files, or you can just get it as a PDF
CD without the book. Also available separately
is a Student Resource Kit, which includes a
compilation of historical maps, charts, and
documents that pertain to all six of the chapters,
which the student will be required to access as
they proceed through the activities. The Full
Course Kit includes all the texts and activities
from chapters 1-12, the Student Resource Kit,
and the Teacher Resource Kit with free download. If you want to go half-way, the course kit
for chapters 1-6 has all the above components
for the first half of the course, from discovery of
the New World to roughly the 1820’s. Chapter
7 begins with westward expansion into Texas
and the West and takes us into the 21st century.
Altogether, if you’re looking for a primarily
reading-based history curriculum that covers
American history with a good amount of detail
and a focus on daily life, for a student who
is self-motivated enough to keep up with the
study, you may enjoy this offering. - Jess
EACH TEXT BOOK . . . . . . . . . 8.95
EACH ACTIVITY BOOK . . . . . 6.45
People, Places & Principles of America (8-12)
This largely self-study course from Paradigm
Accelerated Curriculum covers American history from the time of Columbus through the
election of George W. Bush. It is designed as
a two-year course, with 180 lessons in all. The
course is made of two main parts; student texts
(or chapters) and activity and test books. Each
of the textbooks is divided into sections and
topics that cover consecutive spans of time,
each which is broken down into 15 cultural
components including families, agriculture, religion, economics, military, discoveries, inventions, food, communication, sports/recreation,
the arts, transportation, government, industry/
medicine, and education. Major personalities
and events are also studied for each period,
giving the student a well-rounded look at both
the daily life and culture of the time, along
with the important historical events. The course
text is well-written and pretty interesting, with
examples and vignettes woven in to add further
interest. Black and white illustrations and diagrams are included, which also provide maps
and charts for student reference. While not
overly Christian in content, the writers acknowledge the deep religious beliefs of our founding
fathers, and are fairly balanced in presentation.
The course is designed for the student to read a
topic each day (about 3-4 pages), and then turn
to the Activities book and complete a worksheet
about what they’ve read. The activity sheet for
each day incorporates short answer, fill-in-the-
Activities Text
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
046715Student Resource Kit . 8.95 8.25
046716 Tchr Res CD Only 1-6 12.70 12.20
046717 Tchr Res w/CD 1-6 . . 18.95 18.25
046714 Course Kit Ch 1-6 . . 120.30 109.95
011729 Tchr Res CD only 7-12 12.70 12.20
011730Tchr Res w/CD 7-12 18.95 18.25
011727 Course Kit Ch 7-12 120.30 109.95
019112 Full Course Kit (1-12) 240.60 213.95
Courses & Unit Studies
Adventures in America: An Introduction to the
American History for the Grammar Stage (K-1)
History in the classical education methodology
begins with the Ancient times and follows a four
year cycle, leaving the coverage of American
History until 3rd and 4th grade. Yet, many
families desire to introduce their younger children to the foundational events of our nation’s
history and to the men and women who were
instrumental in our great nation. Written for
kindergarten and early elementary students,
Adventures in America covers the early days of
America, from the Native American population
to the adventures of Paul Bunyan and Johnny
Appleseed, as well as incorporates an essential
study of the fifty states.
The Teacher’s Book contains instructions for
use, a 36-week lesson guide, stories with review
questions designed to develop narration skills,
optional copy work, weekly hands-on crafts and
activities related to the time period, and additional recommended reading selections. Age
appropriate activities use easy to find materials
and a list of all necessary supplies is included.
There is also a listing of helpful websites. The
Student Notebook includes coloring pages,
space to record narration and copywork, and
the activity pages for fifty states. Additionally,
you will need Smart about Fifty States (item
#053263) and state flag stickers (item #027052).
Focusing on the skills developed in the grammar stage, this study provides a solid introduction to American History for younger children.
The stories are concise, yet interesting and
the hands-on activities enable history to come
alive. This yearlong study provides a wonderful introduction to US History for Classically
minded families, or any homeschooling family
who seeks to provide an essential overview of
America to their children. Pb, Teacher’s Book,
144 pgs, Student Notebook , 175 pgs. You will
need separate student notebooks for each child
as the pages are not reproducible. ~ Deanne
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Self-Government (Mighty Works of God
Series) (K-2)
The Principle Approach is a view of American
history that is fully integrated with a biblical and
Christian worldview; a worldview that recognizes God’s providential hand not only in today’s
events but also in all events in our nation’s
history as well as events many years or even
centuries prior to our history that have impacted
our development as a nation. If you suspect that
such a perspective on history will result in a
different scope and sequence for its study, you
would be correct. Written in a highly readable,
story format, the Mighty Works of God series of
American history books for elementary students
provides that perspective. Self-Government lays
the foundation for the series in an understanding of government based in Creation, the giving
of God’s law and Christ, then traces the movement of Christianity to Europe (through Paul),
to the common people (through the English
Bible), to the New World (through Christopher
Columbus), into a nation (Jamestown, Pilgrim
stories, Declaration of Independence, and
George Washington) and on to the west (Daniel
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America from the Beginning (3-8)
Answers in Genesis introduces a new history course
for elementary students that
combines many good ideas.
The program text is written
from a Christian perspective,
integrates appropriate map,
timeline and creative activities for additional fun and
retention, discusses what else was going on in
the world at the same time as important U.S.
events, and includes inventions and scientific
breakthroughs important to the era.
The course is comprised of 18 units, with
each unit taking two weeks to complete. Units
include 6 lessons, map and timeline work, two
activities, a final activity and a quiz. Two planning options give you the flexibility to complete
a unit using a three-days-a-week or five-days-aweek format. Each unit starts with a page showing period artwork or photographs and a short
list of important people and events covered, and
vocabulary terms to know. Test for each lesson
averages two to three pages and ends with a few
wrap-up questions. Lesson 1 relates the main
events of the era, while Lesson 2 focuses more
on key people. Lesson 3 discusses the daily
life and the technology of the times. Lesson
4 shows happenings in the rest of the world,
to give the student perspective. Lesson 5 is
Activity Day, which can include writing, memorizing or getting creative with crafts. Lesson 6
summarizes the unit and concludes with a quiz
and a hands-on activity. Map and timeline
work are done throughout the unit, using the
printable maps included on the CD-ROM.
Besides the student book, the course contains
the teacher supplement with CD-ROM. Teacher
supplement includes the answers to all the lesson wrap-up questions and quiz questions. For
each unit, it also lists supplies to be used in the
activities (so you won’t be caught off guard) and
applicable items to print from the CD-ROM.
My impression of this course is very positive.
Text is informative and clear and should not be
overwhelming for younger students. Biblical
and godly references flow naturally and are not
overdone. Color images enhance the text, and
the map and timeline work help keep it all in
perspective. Wrap-up and quiz questions are
short-answer questions. Activities are someHistory of the United States Told in One times specific, like preparing food from a period
Syllable Words (1-4)
recipe, and sometimes very open-ended, like
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9.75 planning a pioneer-era party. If you want to dig
deeper for a specific era, the author has three
pages of optional resources with a brief description of each.
Overall, this course looks like a good option
for elementary-age children. Based on the
amount of text, I would tend to use it as is up
to 6th grade, or plan to get some of the optional
resources to enhance it for the junior high student. ~ Bob
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Boone and Abraham Lincoln). While you will
find many familiar stories of the major events in
our nation’s history, there are also some not-so
familiar stories and some that, at first glance,
don’t seem to belong in an American history
book at all.
God commands His people to remember all
He has done for them. This comes somewhat
easily for us in terms of our own personal history
but what about in our nation’s history? History
– or His story as some like to say – records the
evidence of God’s use of individual men and
nations to move Christianity westward. This
westward movement produced America and her
Christian form of government. Nine links are
studied; links which moved Christianity westward – Creation, Moses (and the law), Christ
(the focal point of history), Paul (Christianity
moved westward), Bible (in English), Columbus
(link to the new world), Pilgrim (seed of our
Christian republic), Patriot (first Christian republic), and Pioneer (westward movement and
falling away).
The Student Text is essentially an illustrated
reader. Chapters are usually a few pages and are
interspersed with poetry. Course content is rich
in biographical sketches and memorable events.
Illustrations are full-color, well-done original
artwork, maps, etc.
The Teacher’s Guide transforms the text from
an intriguing read into an exciting examination
of the Providential perspective on American history. In a highly user-friendly format it includes
a brief overview of the course, and detailed
plans for teaching through the chapters including the number of days to spend on each. These
plans include: the leading idea, questions for
reflection and reasoning, and suggestions for
student input into their notebook for each section. An included CD-ROM of pdf files provides
full-color maps and student activity pages to aid
the student in preparing a notebook designed
to reinforce and illustrate concepts as well as
review historical content. 180 pgs. pb
While this approach may seem unusual to our
chronologically-oriented traditions, I suspect
that once this perspective is embraced, everything changes. See our website for other available titles in this series. ~ Janice
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school conventions, Marshall has done extensive research on God’s guiding hand in our
nation’s history. Having found a genuine love
for American history from a Christian perspective since we began homeschooling, I have read
and enjoyed the first two books. A theme that
runs through both books (and not commonly
found in most books) is the effectiveness (or
ineffectiveness) of the Church through these
time periods. The author does not gloss over
the failure of God’s people to live up to Biblical
standards, and discusses some of the low points
in our history as well as the highs. A revealing
book at our nation’s history from a Christian
The Light and the Glory (7-AD)
From Christopher Columbus through the War
for Independence and George Washington’s
second term as president. Revised and updated
for a whole new generation.
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The Light and the Glory for
Young Readers (4-7)
Very similar to the previously
published Light and the Glory
for Children, this spiffed-up
edition features an additional
chapter on the lost colony of
Roanoke and a vintage-looking cover and page design.
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From Sea to Shining Sea (7-AD)
From 1787 to 1837, including Westward
expansion, War of 1812, and slavery issues.
Revised in 2009.
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From Sea to Shining Sea Study Guide (7+)
In this study guide, each chapter in the book
gets a two-page spread, which includes an
Introduction, Objectives, Continuing Themes,
a list of Key Words and Concepts, a list of Key
People and Places, Questions for Discussion (no
answers), and Thoughts to Ponder.
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From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers
An abbreviated version for children.
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Sounding Forth the Trumpet (7-AD)
From 1837 to 1860, covering the Gold Rush,
Mexican War, and issues leading to the Civil
War. Softcover.
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Sounding Forth the Trumpet Study Guide
In this study guide, each chapter in the book
gets a two-page spread, which includes an
Introduction, Objectives, Continuing Themes,
a list of Key Words and Concepts, a list of Key
People and Places, Questions for Discussion (no
answers), and Thoughts to Ponder.
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Did God have a plan for America? To answer Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers
that question is Presbyterian minister Peter (4-7)
Marshall, son of the former Senate chaplain An easier-to-read children’s version.
of the same name. A noted speaker at home- 002407 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.99 10.95
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History Books by Edward Eggleston
Looking for history books that will make you
proud to be an American? Look no further!
These books were written more than 100 years
ago, much closer to the events that helped
shape the United States into a great nation.
Emphasis is on great Americans - meaning
explorers, statesmen, war heroes, inventors,
writers, scientists, artists, and plain ordinary
people - who made a difference. The lives of
these men and women demonstrate the virtues
which children need to see modeled today.
The stories are captivating, and the illustrations
are beautiful. To make it easier on the teacher,
study questions are provided at the end of each
Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans
This great introduction to
American History features
short biographical sketches
about some of the most famous
early Americans, including
George Washington, Daniel
Boone, George Rogers Clark,
Benjamin Franklin, Louisa
May Alcott, Washington
Irving, Kit Carson, Benjamin
West and more. The hardcover version is 163
pages and contains 52 chapters. The typeset
is old-fashioned and some words are separated
with hyphens for early readers. A paperback
version is also available, which is 156 pages
and features a more modern typeset. The content is the same, but fewer chapters are listed,
as some of the related stories in the hardcover
version have been combined into one chapter.
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Edited by Memoria Press, this version has
additional illustrations and large words have
been divided into syllables for easier decoding. 134 pgs, pb
A First Book in American History (4-7)
This second book by Edward Eggleston includes
stories on the perseverance of explorers like
Christopher Columbus and John Cabot, the selfless public spirit of George Washington, and
the hard work and simplicity of character of
Abraham Lincoln. Very homeschool-friendly as
this book has study questions after each chapter,
definitions of pertinent words, maps and illustrations, and an index for easy cross-reference.
240 pgs, hc.
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History of the United States and Its People (7-AD)