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Economy Package

This DVD set has been discontinued by the publisher and is being updated in 2019. For now, if you would like the science plus lab option, choose the Text/Activity PACE Set and Lab Only DVD Package for $95.25
Science Text/Activity PACE Set + Answer Keys + 12 DVDs of Daily Lessons (Labs included): $325.75 – Save $2.00 Add to Cart

This DVD set has been discontinued by the publisher and is being updated in 2019. For now, if you would like the science plus lab option, choose the Text/Activity PACE Set and Lab Only DVD Package for $95.25
Science Text/Activity PACE Set + Answer Keys + 12 DVDs of Daily Lessons (Labs included): $325.75 – Save $2.00 Add to Cart

Literature Set (without “Ben Hur” and “Les Miserables” audios) + Essentials in Writing (including pre-printed Student Book): $152.09 – Save $20.00 Add to Cart

Literature Set (with audios) + Essentials in Writing (including pre-printed Student Book): $177.03 – Save $25.00 Add to Cart

Literature Set (without “Ben Hur” and “Les Miserables” audios) + Essentials in Writing (including pre-printed Student Book) + English 7 Set: $200.28 – Save $23.00 Add to Cart

Literature Set (with audios) + Essentials in Writing (including pre-printed Student Book) + English 7 Set:
$227.22 – Save $26.00 Add to Cart

Literature Set (without “Ben Hur” and “Les Miserables” audios): $87.59 – Save $17.50 Add to Cart

Literature Set (with audios): $112.03 – Save $23.00 Add to Cart

Fine Arts Package without Art Projects’ DVD Set (earns ½ credit): $91.40 – Save $18.50 Add to Cart

Adding one of the Fine Arts packages listed above to the Economy Package adds either one-full credit or ½ credit of Fine Arts to your student’s program. To earn one-full credit of Fine Arts, choose the package that includes the Art Projects’ DVD Set. To earn ½ credit of Fine Arts, choose the package without the Art Projects’ DVD Set. The Fine Arts’ resources below are included in the Fine Arts Packages and are scheduled in the World History guide. Click on each resource below to read its description or to purchase items individually.

Fine Arts Package with Art Projects’ DVD Set (earns one-full credit): $186.89 – Save $23.00 Add to Cart

Adding one of the Fine Arts packages listed above to the Economy Package adds either one-full credit or ½ credit of Fine Arts to your student’s program. To earn one-full credit of Fine Arts, choose the package that includes the Art Projects’ DVD Set. To earn ½ credit of Fine Arts, choose the package without the Art Projects’ DVD Set. The Fine Arts’ resources below are included in the Fine Arts Packages and are scheduled in the World History guide. Click on each resource below to read its description or to purchase items individually.

Living Library with The King’s Shadow (for less sensitive readers) and Patriot’s Daughter $176.52 – Save $41.00 Add to Cart

Living Library with Son of Charlemagne (for more sensitive readers) and Patriot’s Daughter $181.48 – Save $44.00 Add to Cart

Living Library with Son of Charlemagne (for more sensitive readers) and In Search of Honor $175.53 – Save $43.00 Add to Cart

 

Living Library with The King’s Shadow (for less sensitive readers) and In Search of Honor $170.57 – Save $40.00 Add to Cart

World History Journal 
List Price – $38.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Carrie Austin, Graphic Designer – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided (one per student)

Description:

Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through High School: World History come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are beautifully designed to provide a permanent keepsake for your student(s). A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. Students are instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the World History plans. This helps organize student’s work to create a visually appealing portfolio of assignments from the student’s study of world history.

Entries within the full-color notebook include multi-paragraph narrations, graphic organizer-style notes on varying viewpoints from You Are There! listening sessions, written opinions, quotations in context, analysis of multiple primary source documents about the same event, support for conclusions drawn from primary source documents, interpretation of maps, and other written responses. Students also file their maps from Short Lessons in World History in the notebook as well. Each student needs his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

World History Timeline Figures
List Price – $19.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Amy Pak
Bibliographic Data – CD with printable timeline figures designed for Heart of Dakota by Amy Pak to coordinate with our World History guide

Description:

We are thrilled that Amy Pak has consented to create a printable CD of her beautiful timeline figures to specifically fit our World History guide! This CD will contain hand-drawn detailed images, along with Amy’s helpful descriptive text under each image, to guide students to remember key points about each person or event. These timeline figures will be scheduled to coordinate with the readings in our World History plans and will need to be be printed, cut out, colored, and placed on gallery pages within our Book of Centuries.

Economy Package with Book of Centuries
(Note: Use this option if you did not do the World Geography guide):
$$428.10 – Save $70.00 Add to Cart

Economy Package without Book of Centuries
(Note: Only use this option if you previously purchased the Book of Centuries for use with the World Geography guide):
$397.15 – Save $65.00 Add to Cart

For music choose whether to purchase the corresponding CD for help in memorizing the Psalms scheduled in “Preparing Hearts…”.

CD Title: Lead Me to the Rock
Singer: Kelly Crawford
Price: $10.00
Description: This uplifting CD will have your child memorizing Scriptures studied in Preparing Hearts for His Glory in no time! Ten Psalms, taken directly from the KJV of the Bible, are beautifully performed by singer and homeschool mother Kelly Crawford. With simply orchestrated music and printed Scriptures, this CD will be a powerful aide to your children committing large portions of Scriptures to heart!

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Click on this link to be able to hear samples from the CD.

 

Approx. Gr. 4-5 or Advanced Gr. 3:
Beginning Wisely: English 3
by Rod & Staff

We recommend Beginning Wisely: English 3 as a solid English grammar and writing study. Short, daily lessons provide a foundation in learning grammar for the purpose of writing. The format is similar to English 2 (above). If your child has not had a formal introduction to grammar, we recommend beginning with English 2. Older students who have had some grammar instruction can begin with English 3 or 4. Multiple students in grades 3-5 can be taught at the same time with English 3. This book goes well with Level 2/3 or Level 4/5 of Drawn into the Heart of Reading.

Hardback Pupil Text: $14.95 [Add to Cart]

Teacher’s Manual: $18.95 [Add to Cart]

(The Teacher’s Manual is more necessary at this level as an answer key and for additional help with the lessons.)

Primary Math 2B Workbook – $14.70 – [Add to Cart]

Primary Math 2B Textbook – $14.70 – [Add to Cart]

Primary Math 2A Workbook – 14.70 – [Add to Cart]

Primary Math 2A Textbook – $14.70 – [Add to Cart]

$4.99
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The Minstrel in the Tower

Author: Skurzynski, Gloria
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 64 Pages, Random House Children’s Books, 2004

Description: In this gripping medieval page-turner, Alice and Roger search for their uncle after their father has been killed in the Crusades. The children are kidnapped and held for ransom in an ancient tower. To escape and find their uncle, the children must summon all their courage and imagination. “Designed as easy-reading material for middle-graders, this has the virtues of an attractive format and illustrations, a and a fast plot.

$5.99
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The Little Riders

Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 80 Pages, HarperCollins Publishers, April 1993
Author: Shemin, Margaretha

Description: “Take care of the little riders, ” says Johanna’s father to the 11-year-old when he leaves her with his parents in their Dutch village. Johanna loves the 12 metal figures on horseback who ride forth when the clock in the church tower strikes each hour. And one night she risks her life to protect them. Set during WWII when the German army occupied Holland, The Little Riders is an exciting, moving adventure story.

$7.95

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“Optional – Not part of the package price and must be added separately.”

Bach/Mozart Companion CD

Description: This enhanced CD provides audio files of all the music from Wheeler & Deucher`s classic books on Bach and Mozart, so that you can hear a sample of the composers` works that are contained in these books. (DOES NOT INCLUDE COMPLETE WORKS ONLY THE MUSIC THAT IS IN THE BOOKS) In addition, all the music contained in the books can be printed as sheet music from this enhanced CD. Moreover, printable coloring pages for each chapter of Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia and Mozart, The Wonder Boy are provided. Geared for a variety of learners – auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain “active” – it`s an excellent supplement to your reading experience.

$13.95
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Mozart the Wonder Boy

Author: Wheeler, Opal / Deucher, Sybil
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 128 Pages, Zeezok Publishing, April 2005

Description:Children’s Literature Review: The authors have written a number of books chronicling the lives of famous musicians and composers. The books also include pages of music which the young student is encouraged to play. The writers bring their subjects to life with interesting scenes from childhood and a style that avoids the dryness of so many biographies written for young readers. This book offers a clear, simple, upbeat story of Mozart’s seemingly charmed childhood and his musical genius. He was truly a “wonder boy,” and his musical abilities were apparent at the tender age of three. He traveled to play in the concert halls of Europe and for royalty as well, but he was always composing.

$17.99
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Peter the Great

Author: Stanley, Diane
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 32 Pages, HarperCollins Publishers, August 1999

Description: This well-researched picture book biography of Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (1672-1725) begins with his childhood surrounded by servants, trained monkeys, and dancing bears, moves on to his youthful fascination with ships and the culture of Europe, and concludes with his transformation of Russia into a European country and his building of the city of St. Petersburg before his death at the relatively young age of 53. The accompanying paintings display wonderfully detailed interiors, architectural details, and clothing. Peter’s insatiable curiosity and energy are emphasized, although the cost of his ruthlessness is not glossed over.

$6.99
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William Shakespeare and the Globe

Author: Aliki
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, HarperCollins Publishers, August 2000

Description: William Shakespeare was perhaps the greatest English playwright ever. Take a tour of Shakespeare’s life and times, through the crowded streets of sixteenth-century London to the boisterous Globe theater and other playhouses where his work flourished. Then follow Shakespeare’s legacy to the present day and to the Globe’s glorious reopening and its 400th anniversary. Learn, step-by-step, how the theater was reconstructed using the same methods builders used to construct the original Globe.

$6.99
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Pedro’s Journal

Author: Conrad, Pam
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 96 Pages, Scholastic, Incorporated,1992

Description: Written in a diary format, this mesmerizing tale brings to life the story of Columbus’ voyage, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

$17.95
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Leif the Lucky

Author: D’Aulaire, Ingri / D’Aulaire, Edgar P.
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 64 Pages, Beautiful Feet Books, January 1995

Description: A thousand years ago when the Vikings roamed the seas, there lived a man in Norway called Erik the Red. He was able and strong but his temper was wild, and after a fight he was banned from Norway. So he sailed to Iceland. There he built a farm, found a wife, and lived in peace for a while. But then he began to quarrel and fight again, and it wasn’t long before he had to flee from Iceland, too. Now Erik sailed off into the unknown sea toward the setting sun, and there behind a wall of ice he found a new land… Erik the Red had three sons. The one was called Torstein, the second Torvald, and the third was called Leif. And this is the story of Leif, Erik’s son, who sailed with his father to Greenland, and who later sailed still farther west and found there the continent of America. Originally published in 1941, this oversized book is beautifully illustrated.

$6.00
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Title: Little Miriam of Galilee
Author: Edith Martin

Description: Through her window Miriam watched the bright yellow sun begin its climb into the blue dome of sky above Galilee. The quiet sea sparkled like a thousand diamonds. Beyond rose the rolling hills, and farther, the mountains. Tiny fishing boats sliced through the sparkles toward the harbor, their night of fishing done. Miriam could hear her brother coaxing the goats to stand still, so that he could milk them. Mother was singing softly as she set out the morning meal. And Father, Nahum, and Grandmother were discussing the day’s plans. This was Miriam’s home in Galilee, and everything was just right . . . until later that day, when Father explained that they might have to leave their home. Jachan had unfairly raised the taxes. Father had been depending on the wheat harvest to pay them. But with little rain, there was little wheat. “Jehovah will provide,” said Father. Will He? Can we keep living in Galilee? Miriam wondered. It would take a miracle. A story rich with the life and culture of Bible times.

$6.00
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The Young Christian’s Introduction to the Bible
Author: Charles C. Ryrie

Description: This is an excellent introduction to the Bible for young Christians. Chapters included are: “What is the Bible?” “How did we get the Bible?” “Can I Really Understand the Bible?” “The Structure of the Bible.” “The Order of Events in the Bible.” “What Each Book of the Bible is all about.” Each section is written in a way that the young reader can understand.

$3.99
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The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War

Author: Little, Emily

Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, Random House Children’s Books, November 1988

Description: An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences. Drawings portray the story’s main events. This is a nice supplement to units on ancient Greece.

$12.95
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Draw and Write Through History: Creation Through Jonah
Author: Carylee Gressman

Description: Take your students on an exciting journey through time as you draw and write your way from Creation all the way to Jonah, learning about the ark and animals on it, the Trojan horse, Egypt and the plagues, quail in the desert, David, the Olympics and more! Each drawing is broken down into steps, and each step is illustrated in full-color. Writing samples are written out in cursive for copywork. Pages are linked in the “Preparing Hearts for His Glory” guide to the history study. Ages 8-12. 62 pages, softcover.

$18.99
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5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt (Hardcover 48 pages)

by Claudia Logan (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First Edition edition (May 8, 2002)
Author: Edwards, Roberta

Description: When King Tut’s tomb was discovered in Egypt in 1922, the world was abuzz. What would be the next big, newsworthy archaeological find? Might it be Giza 7000X, a secret Egyptian tomb buried deep within the earth? Claudia Logan and Melissa Sweet (with the cooperation of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) answer that question and ask a few more in The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle, their truly splendid picture book for older readers. Readers follow a fictional family to Egypt in 1924 to an actual expedition led by Dr. George Reisner. Written in diary form from the perspective of young Will Hunt, who joins the expedition, the book is immediate and engaging, communicating the mystery and excitement of an archaeological dig like nothing we’ve seen.

$7.99
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Journey to America
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 160 Pages, 02 Edition, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, April 1987
Author: Levitin, Sonia

Description: It was 1938, and something terrible was happening in Germany. Suddenly, there were more and more restrictions for Jews: yellow starts they had to wear, schools they could not attend, things they were forbidden to do. The Nazis were in power, and Lisa Platt was scared. Her father knew they had to escape, and he left for America in the middle of the night. He promised to send for Lisa, her mother, and her two sisters when there was enough money. Until then, they were to live in Switzerland. And so they did, waiting, in hardship none of them could ever have imagined.

$8.99
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Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine
Author: John Hudson Tiner

Description: If you listed the top ten scientists of all time, you would include Louis Pasteur near the top of the list. Yet, this great man was very religious, a Christian. Many times, he stated his belief that spiritual and religious values go beyond scientific knowledge. Learn about Pasteur’s early life as the son of an obscure country tanner. Experience his years of struggle as an unknown scientist and enjoy his triumph as one of the world’s most celebrated heroes.

$6.99
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Shakespeare Stealer
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 224 Pages, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, July 2000
Author: Blackwood, Gary L.

Description: Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”–or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare’s players perform. Once at the Globe Theatre, Widge makes friends with some of the actors and, for the first time in his life, experiences a sense of family. Widge now has a new problem: How can he fulfill his task of stealing the play for his master and not betray his friends? As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.

$5.99
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Who Was Marco Polo?
Author: Joan Holub

Description: Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China … and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about … or was it all made-up? Readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was Marco Polo. Biography with black-and-white artwork by John O’Brien.

$7.99
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Adam of the Road
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 320 Pages, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, November 1987
Author: Gray, Elizabeth J.

Description: The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick. Winner of the Newbery Medal 1943.

$14.95
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Beorn the Proud
Author: Polland, Madeleine A.

Description: Beorn, a pagan Viking from Denmark, becomes a better ruler as a result of the influence of Ness, a Christian girl he took from Ireland as his slave.

$7.99
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The Bronze Bow
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 256 Pages, Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Divisio, September 1997

Description: Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this story tells of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. “A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered.”

$4.99
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Aesop’s Fables
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 80 Pages, 1963 Scholastic, Incorporated, November 1990
Author: Ann McGovern

Description: This collection of stories attributed to a Greek slave named Aesop contains 67 tales. Each one illustrates the failings and virtues of human nature in a simple, humorous way and ends with a proverb that teaches a moral.

$14.99
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Usborne Internet-Linked Ancient World Encyclopedia
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 96 Pages, Revised, EDC Publishing, 2004
Author: Chandler, Fiona

Description: From the first farmers to the fall of Rome, from enormous empires to humble homes, this lavishly illustrated book is packed with fascinating facts about the ancient world. Follow the rise and fall of great civilizations across the globe and explore everyday life for ancient people. Find out how an Egyptian mummy was made, when the Great Wall of China was built and why Celtic warriors painted themselves blue. o Ages: 8 years and up o Size of book: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches o Pages: 96

$15.99
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Uncovering the Mysterious Woolly Mammoth: Life at the End of the Great Ice Age by Michael Oard
Hardcover, 2007

Description: Woolly Mammoths have fascinated adults and children alike for decades. How did so many get preserved in ice, why did they go extinct, and how did they live? These are questions that many have asked, and the answers given are usually in line with an evolutionary world view. But is this the only answer? Is there a better explanation for the evidences found in he remains of these unique creatures? What is a believer in the young age of the earth to do when confronted with these qustions? Author Mike Oard gives answers to these questions for young readers. He also gives fascinating facts about these hairy, elephant like creatures in this sequel to Life in the Great Ice Age.

$6.99
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Twenty and Ten
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 96 Pages, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, March 1978
Author: Bishop, Claire Huchet / Joly, Janet

Description: During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary French kids in a boarding school agree to hide ten Jewish children Then German soldiers arrive. Will the children be able to withstand the interrogation and harassment? Twenty and Ten is based on a true story — one of many similar incidents that took place all over Europe during World War II. It is a book that has much to say to children of any age.

$5.99
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The Family under the Bridge
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 112 Pages, HarperTrophy, February 1989
Author: Carlson, Natalie Savage

Description: This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them. But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true friend when they met one, even if the friend seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Armand very long to realize that he had gotten himself ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, and one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.

$15.00
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Wonderful Winter
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 256 Pages, Green Mansion Press LLC, October 2002
Author: Chute, Marchette

Description: The year is 1597 and, more than anything else in the world, Sir Robert Wakefield wants a companion. Life can be awfully lonely for an orphan boy living with three strict and disagreeable aunts. When a lost puppy turns up one day, Robin is determined to keep him. And when his equally determined Aunt Isabella refuses, Robin runs away from home, puppy in hand. Little does Robin know, as he makes his way to London, the wonderful winter in store for him there. It is wonderful to have this classic book back in print.

$6.99
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The Door in the Wall
Author: Marguerite De Angeli
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Pub Date: August 10, 1998

Description: Ever since he can remember, Robin has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman: he must become a knight. But Robin’s destiny is changed forever when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs.

$8.99
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Viking Quest I: Raiders from the Sea
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 208 Pages, Moody Publishers, August 2003
Author: Johnson, Lois Walfrid

Description: In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.

$7.50
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Fountain of Life
By: Rebecca Martin
Christian Light Publications / 2001 / Paperback
Number of Pages: 198
Vendor: Christian Light Publications

Description: Eli had heard about Jesus’ profound teachings and amazing miracles, but he had never seen Jesus. The more he heard, the more he was awed by this man. Was Jesus the Messiah who would deliver the Jews from Rome’s oppression? Could he heal Eli’s crippled father? How Eli longed to meet Jesus! But he soon learned his admiration was not shared by all. Even some of his own family hated Jesus bitterly. Eli never did see Jesus on earth, But long after the dark days of the cross and the tomb, Eli discovered something even more wonderful-that Jesus could be found anywhere, any time, by anyone open to receive Him. Set in New Testament times and including a wealth of information about Jewish life and customs, this is an inspiring story of blossoming faith, seeking and finding the truth, and drinking deeply at the Fountain of Life.

$11.95
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Triumph for Flavius
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 87 Pages, American Home-School Publishing, LLC, July 2004
Author: Snedeker, Caroline Dale

Description: Here is a touching story of a young Roman boy, Flavius, and his developing compassion for his captured Greek slave Ariphron. Ariphron was given to Flavius by his father, General Lucius Mummius, at the time of Mummius’ public Triumph for his victories in Greece and Corinth. You will learn a great deal about Roman culture observing Flavius’ relationship with his family among the sights and sounds of Rome. Drama, personal development, tragedy, hope, compassion, triumph – this story has it all in a form easily understood by the young reader. This book is a wonderful introduction to the study of classical Rome and Greece. Bring this culture to life – don’t just teach language, emperors, wars and dates.

$9.95
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Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 54 Pages, Running Press Book Publishers, 2007
Author: Daily, Don

Description: In The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables, there are twenty tales, each told through a series of lush, colorful pictures, which end with the simple moral, evoked in a single sentence. Children will love to see what befalls Aesop’s cast of creatures that includes dogs, mice, and lions, proving that no one is too big or small to learn a thing or two.

$9.99
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Tirzah
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 160 Pages, Herald Press, April 1991
Author: Travis, Lucille

Description: Twelve-year-old Tirzah and her family are slaves in Egypt. Pharaoh forces them to make mud bricks without straw, so Tirzah cuts grass for her father and older brother to use. The police crack their cruel whips to make them work harder. If only Tirzah’s people could escape. If only Moses could persuade Pharaoh to let them go. Surely Yahweh, the Lord God, will hear their prayers to leave Egypt for a better life somewhere else, they hope.

$16.99
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The True Story of Noah’s Ark (with CD)
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 72 Pages, Master Books, September 2003
Author: Dooley, Tom

Description: This book is the thrilling adventure of Noah comes to life through the dazzling, detailed illustrations and the exciting True Story of Noah’s Ark. The images of the interior of Noah’s ark are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The people and cities depicted here are certainly more advanced than what you’ve been led to believe. These people weren’t cavemen! They invented metals and musical instruments; they were skilled craftsmen; they built grand cities all BEFORE the Flood. And this is not fiction it’s all biblically and historically based.

$6.99
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Albert Einstein: Young Thinker, Childhood of Famous Americans
Bibliographic Data: Paperback, 192 Pages, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, October 1986
Author: Hammontree, Marie

Description: All children know who Albert Einstein grew up to be–but what was he like as a child? This book presents the early life of the German-born physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking. It shares personal stories from his childhood and teenage years that will inspire young readers to think “outside the box” along with Einstein.

$6.99
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Pasteur’s Fight Against Microbes
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, Barron’s Educational Series, Incorporated, August 1996
Author: Birch, Beverley / Birmingham, Christian

Description: This is the exciting true story of a man who helped save millions of lives. Because of his work, the diseases that had killed people for centuries were finally defeated. His imagination, patience, and clear thinking have transformed our world forever.

$5.99
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Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 112 Pages, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, September 2005
Author: Edwards, Roberta

Description: Who was Leonardo da Vinci?
– A lonely little boy?
– A houseguest of the King of France?
– An inventor, musician, engineer, scientist, and painter of the world-famous Mona Lisa?
ALL OF THE ABOVE! This entertaining biography acquaints readers with young Leonardo. Its engaging narrative draws the reader into Leonardo’s life as he grows up and puts his many talents to use in inventive ways. Step back into the time when kings ruled countries and daVinci became a master.

$17.95
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Columbus
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 57 Pages, Beautiful Feet Books, September 1996
Author: D’Aulaire, Ingri / D’Aulaire, Edgar Parin

Description: In “Columbus,” young readers will be swept up in the adventurous story of a man in quest of the treasures of the East. Not knowing what to expect on every turn, Columbus fearlessly sailed on across the Atlantic at a time when “civilized” people believed the world was flat. He and his brave team of sailors soon discovered many islands, people, and animals and opened up a strange new world. The beautiful illustrations enhance this fascinating tale of one of the world’s most famous explorers.

$11.00
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One Small Square: Coral Reef
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, McGraw-Hill Companies, The, September 1997
Author: Silver, Donald M. / Wynne, Patricia J.

Description: Dive into a clear, quiet, watery world where tiny coral animals build one of the wonders of the world–a rock-hard coral reef. A flashlightfish (no batteries included) glows and countless tentacles sway back and forth in search of food. This colorful, action-packed undersea circus will thrill you with snapping jaws, squirting ink, shooting darts, and hungry sharks devouring their prey. But you’re safe–and dry, too–when you explore the greatest reef of them all–one small square at a time. Coral Reef is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square series of science and nature books. One Small Square–an eye-opening series–puts the whole world in perspective for children, one small square at a time. This is science education at its best.

$9.99
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Find the Constellations
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 80 Pages, Revised, Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division, March 1976
Author: Rey, H. A.

Description: A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner’s guide to locating and identifying constellations in the northern hemisphere, with an extensive index, glossary, and time table for sky viewing. This is a wonderful book for an individual or family to own that has stood the test of time.

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The Great Dinosaur Mystery & the Bible
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 62 Pages, Revised, Cook, David C. Publishing Company, January 2005
Author: Taylor, Paul S.

Description: Children (and adults!) often have a big problem understanding how dinosaurs fit with Creation and the Bible. Yet the mystery about dinosaurs is easy to solve with the help of God’s Word. This best-selling Christian dinosaur book presents these “mysterious” creatures as a part of God’s wonderful creation and uses them to introduce important Biblical concepts concerning Creation, the nature of God, Man’s fall to sin, Noah’s Flood, Christ’s redemption, and God’s plan for the restoration of paradise. Many recent dinosaur discoveries are revealed. This book is lavishly illustrated with color illustrations throughout.

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One Small Square: Cactus Desert
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, McGraw-Hill Companies, The, September 1997

Description: You’ll want to try to keep cool in cactus country because the desert gets hot–whew!–really hot. With the sun blazing down from a cloudless sky, you’d think nothing could survive. But watch out, a rattlesnake, scorpion, or tarantula might be near. And beware a little beetle that shoots a foul-smelling spray–while it stands on its head! At any moment, a roadrunner might whiz by, a lizard might pop up, or a tortoise might stick out its head. And always, silently, the yucca and mesquite spread their thirsty roots to find a drink of water. It’s not the easiest life on the baking earth, but it’s so fascinating to visit the desert–one small square at a time. Cactus Desert is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square series of science and nature books. The combination of humorous, scientifically grounded text with detailed, realistic drawings will pique the interest of armchair naturalists and active explorers alike.

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One Small Square: Arctic Tundra
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 48 Pages, McGraw-Hill Companies, The, September 1997
Author: Silver, Donald M. / Wynne, Patricia J.

Description: It’s a land riddled with mysteries and puzzles. A land where a winter night lasts three weeks, where the ground is icy on the warmest of days, and where curtains of colored light hang in the winter sky, clinging to nothing at all. Beneath this magical heaven, bears and hares and howling wolves and hungry foxes roam the frozen earth, while ancient trees a century old strain to grow beyond a foot high. You may never visit this dangerously cold habitat. But now, the strange and wonderful Arctic tundra is brrrrrrought to you–one small square at a time. Arctic Tundra is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square series of science and nature books. These beautiful and scientifically accurate books capture your imagination with the excitement of observing nature and learning to interpret what you see.

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Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories Form the Lives of Christian Heroes
Bibliographic Data: Paperback, 190 Pages, Bethany House Publishers, 1996

Description: Drawn from the lives of fifteen key Christian heroes, Hero Tales is a beautifully illustrated treasury of forty-five exciting and educational readings designed to help foster Christian character qualities in families with elementary-age children. This inspiring collection presents a short biography and three true stories for each hero, including:
AMY CARMICHAEL, SAMUEL MORRIS, MARTIN LUTHER, HARRIET TUBMAN, DWIGHT L. MOODY, JOHN WESLEY

Whether read together at family devotions or alone, Hero Tales is an ideal way to acquaint children ages six to twelve with historically important Christians while imparting valuable lessons.

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Life in the Great Ice Age
Bibliographic Data: Hardcover, 72 Pages, Master Books, September 1996
Author: Oard, Michael / Oard, Beverly

Description: Learn the biblical history of the world as you find yourself transported back in time. Discover what life would have been like during the Ice Age and find out the scientific reasons for this puzzling period of time.

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Grandpa’s Box: Retelling the Biblical Story of Redemption
Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 286 Pages, P & R Publishing, September 2005
Author: Meade, Starr

Description: Grandpa’s Box uses stories from the Bible to take children to a deeper understanding of God’s plan of redemption, as told throughout all of Scripture. See how Grandpa’s special box of wooden carvings illustrates the wonderful stories of the Bible. Grandpa uses objects he’s made or collected to help Amy and Marc understand the story of redemption. Each story emphasizes what we learn about God, not just what we learn about individual characters in the Bible. 42 chapters take readers from Genesis to Revelation. This is an excellent complement to A Child’s History of the World for integrating Biblical history along with world history.

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A Child’s History of the World
by Virgil M. Hillyer
439 pages
Hardback

Description: One of the finest history books for children, this well-loved Hillyer classic features stories of world history from creation through the 20th century, inspiring an appreciation of how events relate to one another. Told in a highly-engaging, narrative style, Hillyer is best as a read-aloud. This one-year history overview will help to provide a foundation for future history studies.

Our own children have loved listening to A Child’s History of the World, and we hope yours will too! Though it can take several read-aloud sessions to get used to Hillyer’s style, we feel your children will eventually be drawn in by this whirlwind tour through history just as ours were.

Why was A Child’s History of the World chosen for use in Preparing Hearts for His Glory?

We chose to use Hillyer’s A Child’s History of the World because it is unmatched in its grandfatherly, story-telling style of conveying an overview of world history to children. We looked carefully at all of the alternatives currently available and felt that Hillyer’s 1920’s retelling has not been secularized like the many other texts available. It still contains Biblical history naturally interwoven with world history and tells the history of the Jews interwoven with the rest of world history. Hillyer tells about the tower of Babel, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, the Exodus, Samuel, Saul, Solomon, and Jesus.

We do choose to omit the first 3 chapters of Hillyer, which requires some explanation. In Chapter I, while Hillyer gives an evolutionary sounding view of how the world was created, he does show that he believed in God as the creator, when on p. 5 he says,” …before this, there was a time when there was NO WORLD AT ALL! Only the stars, and God, who made the stars.”

It is important to remember that many Christians during Hillyer’s time believed that evolution was a new scientific way of explaining the Bible. He also characterizes the worship of other gods in the following way: “The Greeks believed in many gods, not in one God, as we do, and as the Jews do.” “Their gods were more like people in fairy tales than like divine beings.” This gives us the idea that when Hillyer says “we”, he means Christians, and he is grouping himself there. That is Hillyer’s point of view throughout his writing (although he does not come right out and say that Jesus is the Son of God).

We omit Chapters 2 and 3, because Hillyer gives the Stone Age view of cave man, complete with grunting. Yet, he points out the obvious difference between man and animals in saying that man had “better brains” and could “think”. This was one way of reconciling the evidence of cave men with the Biblical account. In place of these chapters, we include resources such as The True Story of Noah’s Ark, Life in the Great Ice Age, and Grandpa’s Box that coincide better with the Biblical account and show that man was made in God’s image and so was very intelligent from the beginning.

Almost all of the other events Hillyer records are a part of historical record, so there is no need to question his overall accuracy. Throughout his presentation of history, you’ll find Hillyer continues to acknowledge God and is always respectful of Christianity. In screening literature, it is important to remember that there is only one truly infallible book and that is the Bible. All others require a discerning mind as you read.

You might even choose to read and discuss Hillyer’s opening chapters alongside our scheduled resources, if you wish to point out differences in world-views, keeping in mind the goal of the program is to be Preparing Hearts for His Glory.

Preparing Hearts For
His Glory
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Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons – Student Book only
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Medieval History – Based Writing Lessons

Author – Lori Verstegen
Bibliographic Data – Spiral Binding, 285 pages, Institute For Excellence in Writing

Description:

Give your knights and fair damsels a tour through the Medieval World as they work their way through the models and concepts taught within Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons. Checklists and instructions are given in two levels for both late elementary and junior high grades: perfect for simultaneously teaching students in grades 5-8. A “Teacher Tips” section provides helpful hints, samples, and notes to help teachers reinforce the concepts taught. The source material for the lessons is included within the guide and corresponds well with the time period studied within Resurrection to Reformation. Vocabulary cards with pictures are included to help kids remember definitions. Vocabulary quizzes are also included. The lessons will be divided over 35 weeks throughout Resurrection to Reformation, scheduling 3 sessions weekly lasting approximately 20 minutes each. Older students will have an additional, optional Day 4 and Day 5 option. While the publisher highly recommends completing either Teaching Writing: Structure and Style or Student Writing Intensive courses first, we have found that this particular guide is so well laid-out that it can be used without any previous Institute for Excellence in Writing experience. 285 pages plus vocabulary cards. Includes all teacher and student materials.

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Medieval History – Based Writing
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Medieval History – Based Writing Lessons

2 Book Set: Fourth Edition – 2016
Author – Lori Verstegen
Bibliographic Data – Spiral Binding, 285 pages, Institute For Excellence in Writing

Description:

Give your knights and fair damsels a tour through the Medieval World as they work their way through the models and concepts taught within Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons. Checklists and instructions are given in two levels for both late elementary and junior high grades: perfect for simultaneously teaching students in grades 5-8. A “Teacher Tips” section provides helpful hints, samples, and notes to help teachers reinforce the concepts taught. The source material for the lessons is included within the guide and corresponds well with the time period studied within Resurrection to Reformation. Vocabulary cards with pictures are included to help kids remember definitions. Vocabulary quizzes are also included. The lessons will be divided over 35 weeks throughout Resurrection to Reformation, scheduling 3 sessions weekly lasting approximately 20 minutes each. Older students will have an additional, optional Day 4 and Day 5 option. While the publisher highly recommends completing either Teaching Writing: Structure and Style or Student Writing Intensive courses first, we have found that this particular guide is so well laid-out that it can be used without any previous Institute for Excellence in Writing experience. 285 pages plus vocabulary cards. Includes all teacher and student materials.

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The Bible Study in Stereo Philippians 1 – Audio CD
Author – TBSIS
Bibliographic Data – CD, 8 tracks

Description:

Students are scheduled to memorize Philippians 1, a little at a time each week, from the Scripture version of your choice. To help students memorize Philippians 1, add the corresponding audio for students to sing along with the Scripture. 7 songs in a variety of musical styles are included to provide a word-for-word memorizing tool for the NIV version of Philippians chapter 1. Each song fits well with the mood of the various parts of Philippians 1 and makes memorizing Scripture a joyful experience. The included music does include some drums and a variety of instruments. We found ourselves singing along with the music easily and enjoying the words of this beautiful chapter of the Bible. This memorizing tool corresponds well with the Bible study of Philippians that is scheduled within Resurrection to Reformation. Students who have completed the Creation to Christ guide will have the added benefit of already memorizing all of Philippians chapter 2 as well. Click on this link to listen to a clip:

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From Girl to Woman
Author – Sandi Queen
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 18 pages, Queen Homeschool Supplies

Description:

God’s Plan for the Marvelous Changes that Will Take Place is outlined within the pages of this booklet for mothers and daughters to read together. After searching unsuccessfully for years for something other than the secular books that just “laid out the facts” in all their starkness, Sandi Queen penned this brief booklet. She shares that after much prayer, the Lord gave her this book, which explains puberty’s changes as part of His plan for females. It does not contain any imagination-provoking illustrations or descriptions.

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The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood

Author – Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 133 pages, Pumpkin Seed Press

Description:

Build precious memories and strong character while guiding your daughter from Beautiful Girlhood to Winsome Womanhood. Make the most of the book Beautiful Girlhood with this study guide designed for moms and daughters to use together. Discussion questions for each of the 32 chapters help personalize the book’s lessons as mom and daughter share memories, dreams, thoughts, and challenges. Bible Activities and Applications can be shared or done by daughters on their own. Journaling activities allow daughters to deepen the lesson with personal applications. Space for journaling is included in the book, but some might want to keep their writing separate in a more private journal. This combination of book and study guide is a lovely way to combine personal development with Bible study. –Cathy Duffy author of Christian Home Educators Curriculum Manual and Homeschool Reviewer

Perfect bound. 133 pages.

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Beautiful Girlhood

Author – Karen Andreola
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 205 pages, Great Expectations

Description:

In the revised version by Karen Andreola, Godly wisdom and advice await a mother and daughter who will read through these pages together. This is the same book that was published in 1940 but has some minor language changes so the reader does not have such a hard time understanding it.

From the author Karen Andreola:

“There is a word of yesteryear seldom heard today. It is the word that represents what I desire my daughters to become. The word is “ladylike.” So when I found the book Beautiful Girlhood, I was very happy. Reading Beautiful Girlhood brings back the charm and sentiment associated with this word. It was an old-fashioned book that held the ideals I believed in and only needed a little revision.

I read and contemplated its pages for my own edification. Among its topics – such as building character, strength in obedience, making friends with books, a sunny disposition, modest dress, a pure heart, and a consecrated life – are ideals any grown woman will find both convicting and comforting. When each daughter eventually approached the age of 12, I read its short chapters of gentle instruction aloud to her. It was our special time alone together.

Beautiful and noble possibilities are present in every girl for becoming a godly woman, for becoming ladylike. Encouragement and counsel await those who read Beautiful Girlhood. For the girl who reads this book, may your blossoming into womanhood, your example of sincerity, purity, and love, be a source of happiness for yourself and a star of hope to other girls.” 205 pages, for ages 9-15.

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What is God’s Design for My Body?

Author – Susan Horner
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 59 pages, Heart of Dakota Publishing

Description:

What Is God’s Design for My Body, the third book in the Miracle of Creation series, explains in practical contemporary words, how a man and a woman enter into a marriage covenant. With respect for the young person’s sense of modesty, consummation of marriage is explained using Biblical word pictures from the Song of Solomon. Abstinence is promoted and young married couples share why they are glad they waited until marriage.

Young teens are encouraged to develop new skills, discover their talents, and to make great choices that will catapult them forward to reach their goals. Past abuse is tactfully and briefly mentioned, and God’s healing love is portrayed in an allegory. We searched a long time before choosing this resource for use with our own sons. We found this to be a God-honoring and Biblical way to share God’s plan for consummation within the marriage covenant between a man and a woman. You must choose whether to add this title to your package or not.

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From Boy To Man

Author – Keith & Sandi Queen
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 17 pages, Queen Homeschool Supplies

Description:

From Boy to Man: God’s Plan for the Marvelous Changes that Will Take Place is a short black and white booklet for boys that is modestly and tactfully done. It explains all those things you need to talk about in a discreet way, as part of God’s plan for boys as they grow up. It does not contain any imagination-provoking illustrations or descriptions. We have found this to be the best resource for discussing the changes taking place in a boy’s body in a God-honoring way.

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Boyhood and Beyond

Author – Bob Schultz
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 219 pages, Great Expectations Book Co.

Description:

Sow wise seeds of counsel in the still-soft soil of young hearts! Drawing from biblical insight and personal experience, Schultz offers your preteen and teenage boys reliable guidance on matters of authority, temptation, education, industry vs. sloth, leadership, overcoming fear, and more. Help future men make the most of boyhood—and begin training them for life. Boyhood and Beyond is a powerful guide to good behavior and godly character. Bob’s clear story illustrations will help boys glean wisdom and common sense from each of the short chapters. It is written to the boy in short, easily understood segments, but it is definitely not little boyish. Each segment relates to something “real-life,” so it speaks to boys right away. It gives them something to think about that will help them as they grow and face various situations in life. It gives practical illustrations, lessons, and Scripture to support the lessons. We’ve enjoyed using this with our sons.

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The World of William Penn

Author – Genevieve Foster
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 196 pages, Beautiful Feet Books

Description:

Continuing her unique approach to “horizontal history”, Genevieve Foster explores the wide world of William Penn – a world reaching across the courtyards of the Sun King to the Great Wall of China. Penn’s contemporaries included such colorful figures as Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Edmund Halley, Sir Isaac Newton, Shah Jahan (who built the Taj Mahal), and the great explorers Marquette, Jolliet, and La Salle. Penn’s life spans a fascinating age of exploration and discovery. Penn’s Quaker beliefs under girded his relationships with the Pennsylvanian tribes and established the longest standing peace treaty between American Indians and European settlers. This book is much smaller in size and in length than Genevieve Foster’s other books, yet it retains the well-written story-like quality that makes her books enjoyable to read.

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Robert Boyle – Trailblazer of Science

Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 181 pages, Mott Media

Description:

Robert Boyle lived a life of contrasts. He was born to one of the richest families on earth, but he chose to live a simple life. He became one of the greatest scientists of all time, but remained a shy, humble person. Despite his quiet nature, he worked forcefully and bravely against persecution and injustice.

Robert Boyle survived rebellions in Ireland, the English Civil War, the Black Death, the Great Fire, and political unrest. Yet, he succeeded in making many remarkable discoveries during those difficult times. Through it all Robert Boyle lived a devout Christian life, using his science to glorify God. Author John Hudson Tiner vividly describes the time in which Robert Boyle lived and the life of this important scientist in an unforgettable way. For ages 9 to 13

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Voyage to Freedom

Author – David Gay
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages, Banner of Truth

Description:

This adventurous, historical narrative follows the nine week passage of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower through the eyes of an imaginary family. On board the ship Matthew and Martha Lovelace, with their children Justice and Prudence, encounter fascinating characters like Master Reynolds, John Howland, and William Butten (all of whom really took the Mayflower’s historic voyage). Here is a three thousand mile adventure, written with a sensitive appreciation of how God cares for his people.

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In the Days of Queen Elizabeth

Author – Eva March Tappan
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 240 pages, Yesterday’s Classics

Description:

This is the fascinating true story of the life of Queen Elizabeth, the famous English sovereign who guided England with incredible skill through the troubled waters of the latter half of the sixteenth century. It includes stories of English voyages of exploration and the defeat of the Spanish Armada, told in an engaging story-like manner. Each chapter brings to life the characters that surrounded Elizabeth, from her sister Mary and her brother Edward to her father Henry the VIII. It also brings to light the rise of England during tumultuous times when Spain ruled the sea. Elizabeth’s life will be forever remembered by the stories, the cast of characters, and the intrigue that surrounded her reign. These are all joined together in this one engaging book. Suitable for ages 11 and up.

“Of all the sovereigns that have worn the crown of England, Queen Elizabeth is the most puzzling, the most fascinating, the most blindly praised, and the most unjustly blamed. To make lists of her faults and virtues is easy. One may say with little fear of contradiction that her intellect was magnificent and her vanity almost incredibly childish; that she was at one time the most outspoken of women, at another the most untruthful; that on one occasion she would manifest a dignity that was truly sovereign, while on another the rudeness of her manners was unworthy of even the age in which she lived. Sometimes she was the strongest of the strong, sometimes the weakest of the weak. At a distance of three hundred years it is not easy to balance these claims to censure and to admiration, but at least no one should forget that the little white hand of which she was so vain guided the ship of state with most consummate skill in its perilous passage through the troubled waters of the latter half of the sixteenth century.”
EVA MARCH TAPPAN
Worcester, March, 1902

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The Hawk that Dare not Hunt by Day

Author – Scott O’Dell
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 184 pages, JourneyForth

Description:

Tom Barton and his Uncle Jack live on the edge of danger, smuggling goods under the very nose of the king’s searchers. Shrewd, brave, desperate at times, they make run after run across the Channel, braving rough seas, heavy winds, and a growing restlessness among their countrymen. All Europe is aflame with the writing and preaching of Martin Luther.

Tom and his uncle come into contact with another man, William Tyndale, whose work and prayer is to put an English Bible into the hands of the common people. While Uncle Jack sees only the profit in a religious Reformation, it is Tom who sees in Tyndale’s work the dawning of a new age and a new way of life for himself and England.

William Tyndale was the hawk that dare not hunt by day. Hunted, hated by many, a fugitive in several countries, this humble man’s pen changed the course of history. For modern Christians, he is the symbol of scholarship and courage, determination and meekness. For Tom Barton, he was father and friend, teacher and comforter, and the first true testimony of Christ in a godless age.

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Artist of the Reformation – The Story of Albrecht Durer

Author – Joyce McPherson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 128 pages, Greenleaf Press

Description:

This biography focuses on Durer the man, rather than Durer the artist. The story starts with young Albrecht, a boy of seven, and follows him through his life, concluding shortly before his death. From the first page, we read of a warm family life, loving parents, wise lessons, and a deep and enduring faith passed down through the generations. The writing is so vivid that it is easy to find yourself in the scene, smelling the fresh grass that the artist is sketching, bumping along in a coach on rutted roads, or being jostled in a city crowd. This is a story of beauty and love in its highest form, of generosity, of enduring faith, and of God’s provision. It is also a picture, vividly painted in words, of life during the time of the Reformation.

The Leonardo of the North was more than just a gifted artist. He was a writer, clever businessman, and an apt teacher of students. He did more than just create works of art for wealthy patrons, he also took advantage of the new technology of printing in order to bring his illustrations of the Bible to a wide audience of ordinary people. This book is filled with excerpts from Durer’s own writings and is illustrated with 30 of his most famous pieces. At the death of Albrecht Durer, Martin Luther wrote, “It is natural and right to weep for so excellent a man.”

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The King’s Fifth

Author – Scott O’Dell
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 272 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Description:

This is the story of conquistadors during the 1540’s, who lived for adventure, treasure, and fame. They would travel far and wide to gain riches, giving a fifth of all they found to their king. Esteban de Sandoval, a map maker, is to stand trial before the royal audiencia. The royal audiencia is to decide if Esteban is guilty or innocent of withholding the king’s fifth he has supposedly hidden. The year is 1541 and the place is the Fortress of Juan de Ulua, near Vera Cruz, New Spain (Mexico). Esteban records his adventures in the Land of Cibola on paper his jailer has supplied. The jailer has talked Esteban into making a map of where he has hidden the treasure.

Esteban was a cartographer, or map maker, on a ship on the coast of South America. Their ship was to rendezvous with another to make a search for the Cities of Gold. One of the officers aboard the ship wants to mutiny, and strike out to search for the cities, in hopes of collecting even more gold and fame. He talks Esteban into accompanying him, along with some others.

They travel and encounter all kinds of dangers from nature and from the natives. They ask the people they come across for gold, but to them, it is not important. Esteban and his companions find it all important. As they travel on toward the Cities of Gold, their lust for gold gains a tighter and tighter grip upon them. At the beginning, Esteban marveled at the way the desire for gold had warped others, but later on, he ceases to care for others, and is willing to sacrifice whatever and whoever may come between him and the riches his soul so greedily craves.

The story is told from Esteban’s prison cell. The chapters alternate with Esteban recalling his journey through South America, and his recording what is happening in the prison. He says his indictment is true; he did discover treasure, and he did not give the king his fifth. His prosecutors and jailor are not so much concerned with the king’s fifth, however. They want to know where the treasure is, so they can find it.

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Robin Hood

Author – Joseph Walker McSpadden
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 208 pages, Dover Publications

Description:

This is a delightful version of the classic Robin Hood story and is my favorite of the various versions of Robin Hood. Escape to Sherwood Forest’s idyllic charms and join the jolly fellowship of the greenwood with these rollicking tales of the celebrated archer and gentleman thief. Lively episodes introduce each of the famous merry men and other colorful characters, including the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, lovely Maid Marian, and King Richard the Lionhearted. Packed full of knights, castles, bows and arrows, daring rescues, and a host of unforgettable characters clad in Lincoln Green, this book provides an escape to the English countryside of eight centuries ago. The Robin Hood of this book is a wonderfully believable character–well skilled at archery, but less so at some other activities. What a treasure to find this classic book by McSpadden back in print.

 

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The Boy Knight

Author – G.A. Henty
Bibliographic Data – Pperback, 264 pages, Dover Publications

Description:

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. Readers have ringside seats to historical events as they follow this English lad to the Holy Land as part of King Richard’s crusading army, experience the excitement of battle, and share the boy’s perilous adventures during his return trip across Europe to England. Excitement and narrow escapes follow as Cuthbert gains a reputation for valor, prowess, and resourcefulness.

This is one of the more exciting Henty adventures, and any lover of Robin Hood will certainly enjoy this tale. Cuthbert’s presence of mind and common sense, his loyalty, honesty, valor, and quick wits are all characteristics that make us and the characters in the book admire and respect him. By the time you’re halfway through the book, you will be confident that Cuthbert can extricate himself and his friends with honor and distinction from any kind of situation. There are a few lines of text in the battle scenes that are fairly graphic, but the descriptions are brief.

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Black Horses for the King

Author – Anne McCaffrey
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 217 pages, Magic Carpet Books

Description:

Young Galwyn Varianus is unhappily serving as a cabin boy on his uncle’s ship when he meets Lord Artos, who is on his way, with two of his Companions, to the horse fair at Septimania. There he hopes to purchase horses big enough to carry armed warriors into battle, for Artos is convinced that such horses would give him an unbeatable advantage over the Saxons.

Galwyn has a great facility for languages and a love of horses. When Artos proves to be both kind and generous, unlike Galwyn’s uncle, Galwyn runs away to join Artos’ party. His love of horses quickly makes him indispensable and assures him of a place in Artos’ retinue. While working with the horses, Galwyn manages to make an enemy though he makes far more friends. An experiment with “horse sandals” leads to Galwyn becoming one of Britain’s first farriers.

Black Horses for the King is an interesting departure from most Arthurian-themed works. For one thing, Arthur (Artos) is a secondary character. The time is early in Arthur’s career; there is no Guinevere, no Lancelot and no Merlin. In fact, there is no mention whatsoever of some of the more fantastic elements of the Arthurian saga. Excalibur is mentioned only in passing and as part of the scenery — propped against a wall! Black Horses for the King is a story about a young man growing up in perilous times which just happen to be the beginning of King Arthur’s reign.

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From Bondage to Freedom

Author – Emma Leslie
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 308 pages, Salem Ridge Press

Description:

At a Syrian market two Christian women are sold as slaves. One of the slaves ends up in Rome where Bishop Gregory is teaching his new doctrine of “purgatory” and the need for Christians to finish paying for their own sins. The other slave travels with her new master, Mohammed, back to Arabia, where Mohammed eventually declares himself to be the prophet of God. In Rome and Arabia, the two women and countless others fall into the bondage of man-made religions-will they learn at last to find true freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ alone? While this book takes some time to draw the reader in, it leaves a lasting impression about this important time period and paints a memorable picture of Mohammed and his search for what he considered to be the one, true religion. Story Setting: Rome and Arabia in 594 – 632 A.D.
Notable People and Events: Mohammed, Pope Gregory I, the Rise of Islam
Originally published in 1877; 272 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult

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The Tinker’s Daughter: A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan

Author – Wendy Lawton
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages, Moody

Description:

John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, mentions only one of his six children in his memoirs–Mary. Born blind in 1650, her story still intrigues us nearly 350 years later. When her father was imprisoned for unlawful preaching, it was 10-year-old Mary who traveled the streets of Bedford each day, bringing soup to her father in prison. Mary developed a fierce determination for independence, after spending years proving that she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admitted that she needed help did she turn to the Lord; the Source of all strength.

$12.95
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A Piece of the Mountain: The Story of Blaise Pascal

Author – Joyce McPherson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 124 pages, Greenleaf Press

Description:

Blaise Pascal was one of the most important scientists and mathematicians of the 1600s. Not only was he a brilliant scientist, but he converted to Christianity as an adult and became a devoted apologist for the Christian faith. Of special interest to homeschooling families, this book recounts the recognition of Blaise’s remarkable talents by his father. The provisions the elder Pascal made for his son’s education are among the earliest and most successful examples of home schooling. For Christians, the account of Pascal’s conversion is particularly moving, as well as Pascal’s immediate response of sharing the Gospel with his father, sisters, and the nobleman who was his financial patron. Written by a homeschooling mother. 124 pages, softcover. Ages 10-16.

$14.97
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The Legend of Squanto: An Unknown Hero Who Changed the Course of American History

Author – Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Bibliographic Data – CD, Tyndale House

Description:

This audio drama brings to light the story of one of America’s early legends – “Squanto.” History remembers Tisquantum as the Native American who taught early settlers to fish and farm. He’s even credited with the first Thanksgiving. But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered after his exile.

This is the little-known true story of an inspiring early American that triumphed over injustice and changed what would become the United States. Performed in full-cast audio, this production upholds Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre’s high standards. This story will long be remembered by both you and your children and will change the way you think of Squanto.

$7.95
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The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh

Author – Margaret Duncan Kelly, T.H. Robinson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 104 pages, Yesterday’s Classics

Description:

This book relates the story of Raleigh from his boyhood days on the coast of Devonshire, to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. We travel with him as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and makes voyages to the New World in search of gold and lands to settle.

We see his efforts come to naught and hear how he is relegated to the Tower of London, where he spends the last years of his life. Included is the fabled story of the velvet cloak and the role Raleigh played in introducing potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. This is one of the volumes in the highly acclaimed Children’s Heroes series, first published at the beginning of the last century. It succeeds in bringing Sir Walter Raleigh to life, as he jumps off the pages of this superb book.

$17.99
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Good Queen Bess

Author – Diane Stanley
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 40 pages, HarperCollins

Description:

She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies. Elizabeth was born into an age of religious strife, in which plots and factions were everywhere and private beliefs could be punished by death. When she became queen, her counselors urged her to marry quickly and turn the responsibilities of governing over to her husband, But she outwitted them by stalling, changing her mind; and playing one side against another, as she steered her country to the glorious era of peace and security that would be called the Elizabethan Age. Elizabeth’s forceful personality, colorful court, and devoted subjects come vividly to life in this stellar picture-book biography. When it was first published, Good Queen Bess was named a Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies, an American Library Association Notable Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and an IRA Teachers’ Choice.

In this welcome reissue, celebrated author and illustrator Diane Stanley and her husband, Peter Vennema, paint an impressive portrait of the remarkable queen who loved her people so dearly and ruled them so well.

$12.75
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Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation

Author – Douglas Bond
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 240 pages, Christian Liberty Press

Description:

Follow Mr. Pipes throughout Europe as he accompanies his two young American friends on a tour of the famous hymn writers. Examining the significance of worship and the godly traditions they’re built upon, this book aims to rekindle a genuine interest in the traditional hymns of the faith. As the title states, the hymns are from the Reformation era, and they contain signs of the spiritual upheaval of the time. There are hymn stories woven within the main story, and the hymns with music are included at the end of each chapter. Mr. Pipes tells the children of some of the persecutions the people endured, and the children see it reflected in the hymns. Mr. Pipes also points out interesting facts about the places they visit, which adds the interest of culture and European landmarks. The trip takes them to from England to France, Germany and Switzerland, although most of the book occurs in Germany. From battling their tempers to outwitting a spy, the children learn character, history and faith from Mr. Pipes with plenty of apt humor thrown in. Annie and Drew return to the States knowing more history and with a deeper love for and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Mr. Pipes is not preachy, and never pushes his firm beliefs on the children, although he never misses an opportunity to explain anything they ask about! The history of the hymns and hymn writers will draw the reader closer to Christ. Especially in this book, the hymns speak volumes about the preciousness of the person of the Lord. 240 pages, softcover. Grades 5 on up.

$6.99
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Leonardo da Vinci

Author – Diane Stanley
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 48 pages, Morrow Junior Books

Description:

Born in 1452 to a peasant woman and a country gentleman, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most amazing people who ever lived. He grew up to be a great painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. As a boy, Leonardo was apprenticed to a famous artist. But he quickly became more skillful than his teacher, and his passionate interests went far beyond art. Fascinated with the human body, he carried out his own experiments in secret. He filled thousands of pages with plans for incredible inventions including a submarine, an air-cooling system, “glasses to see the moon large,” and even a flying machine!

In this magnificent addition to a distinguished series, award-winning author-artist Diane Stanley blends wonderful storytelling with gorgeous illustrations to convey the genius of the man. Stanley produces her most stunning pictorial biography to date. Drawing from a range of sources, including her subject’s extensive notebooks, Stanley’s conversational narrative describes Leonardo da Vinci’s astoundingly far-reaching and varied achievements. Young readers will come to appreciate both da Vinci’s universally renowned accomplishments as a painter and the breadth of his scientific experimentation and research.

While her text is thoroughly intriguing, even more impressive is the artistic challenge Stanley takes on and triumphantly meets: her paintings not only portray the period particulars and likenesses of da Vinci, his patrons and colleagues, but successfully incorporate, in seamless collages, miniature reproductions of such celebrated masterpieces as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. These exquisite reproductions, as well as sepia-toned spot art taken from da Vinci’s notebooks, sit uncommonly well within Stanley’s own paintings, educating the reader about da Vinci’s masterpieces as a natural part of the visual storytelling. A virtuosic work.

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Ink on His Fingers

Author – Louise A. Vernon
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 128 pages, Herald Press

Description:

John Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hans Dunne is planning on being a scribe and copying the Bible by hand. But circumstances change, and he finds himself working in Gutenberg’s shop as an apprentice printer. Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery. Herr Fust, the village banker, wants Gutenberg’s type and tries every possible way to get his hands on it. Gutenberg is deep in debt and has borrowed from everyone in town. Gutenberg is sure that he will be able to pay everyone back once the Bible is printed, but he is running out of time. Will Hans, and the other pressmen, be able to keep Herr Fust from getting the type? Will they be able to finish the Bible, so many people will be able to read and learn from it?

$11.99
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Morning Star of the Reformation

Author – Andy Thomson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 134 pages, Journeyforth

Description:

When young John of Wycliffe arrives at Oxford University, he finds it a fascinating and perilous place. With his friend, Sebastian Ayleton, John experiences the terrible plague called the “Pestilence” (the Black Death), and he becomes involved in clashes between university factions as well as riots among the townspeople. Whenever he can find time away from his studies, John’s favorite place is the inn of the Kicking Pony. There he and his companions discuss the political and religious issues of the day, and it is with his friends that he first shares his growing vision of an English Bible for all Englishmen to read. In the darkness of medieval England, John’s pursuit of truth gleams like a solitary star: the morning star that promises the sunrise to come. He paved the way for the theologians of the next century and opened hearts in preparation for the great Reformation itself. His courage will renew your appreciation for the gift of the English Bible.

$14.95
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The Illustrated Book of Knights

Author – Jack Coggins
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 112 pages, Dover

Description:

A celebration of all things chivalrous, this fascinating book features page after page of colorful pictures of heroic knights. Its captivating text reflect life as it really was a thousand years ago among the crusaders and knights through the ages. It includes mention of the much-loved legends of Camelot, Robin Hood, as well as Richard the Lionhearted, Saladin, and Joan of Arc. 127 illustrations.

$8.99
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Mystery of the Silver Coins

Author – Lois Walfrid Johnson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 176 pages, Moody Publishers

Description:

In this second installment of the Viking Quest series, Bree finds herself in a physical and spiritual battle for survival. With another young slave, she makes a daring escape from the ship as soon as it reaches harbor. They hide in the woods as Mikkel and his Viking sailors begin a relentless search, certain that Bree is responsible of a missing bag of silver coins. Bree must face her unwillingness to forgive the Vikings, and Mikkel begins to wonder: Is the God of these Irish Christian really more powerful than our Viking gods? It is not necessary to have read the first book in the series prior to reading this selection. Book I was scheduled within Preparing Hearts for His Glory. Recommended for ages 10 to 14.

$10.00
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Forbidden Gates

Author -Denise Williamson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 98 pages, Journeyforth

Description:

Set in Jerusalem during the days of the disciples, Nathan is a Jewish moneychanger’s son. He knows the rules of the Temple, and knows that no Gentile is allowed entrance into the inner court. But when a young Gentile asks to meet with God, Nathan decides to take him to the temple anyway, catching himself between a growing conflict between temple officials and the disciples of Christ. 98 pages, softcover.

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OPTION 2 is recommended for those students who have already used Exploring Planet Earth within the Extension Package of Bigger Hearts for His Glory.

God’s Design Teacher Supplement

Author – Richard & Debbie Lawrence
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 141 pages, Answers in Genesis

Description:

This teacher’s supplement accompanies Answers in Genesis’ God’s Design for Heaven & Earth Student Manuals. Organized by book and unit number, each unit includes a supply list and answers for all three books and all three leveled chapter-review questions, as well as any applicable activity information. Quiz answers, a master supply list, and a resource guide are also included. The included student supplement CD-ROM features student worksheets and quizzes that may be printed off to enhance student learning. 141 pages, softcover. This Teacher’s Supplement is highly recommended for use with Option 2, unless you can do without the supply list, answer key, and worksheets.


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OPTION 2 is recommended for those students who have already used Exploring Planet Earth within the Extension Package of Bigger Hearts for His Glory.

God’s Design – Our Weather and Water

Author – Richard & Debbie Lawrence
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages, Answers in Genesis

Description:

The biblically based God’s Design for Heaven and Earth series was designed by homeschoolers for homeschoolers! Our Weather & Water is explored through a focus on what weather is, how it is caused, how meteorologists study and predict it, clouds, ancient weather & climate, storms, ocean movement, the sea floor, and more. Now designed for grades 1-8, full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, special features and fun facts take the tediousness out of science, while key concepts are continually reinforced and explored through chapter review and activities. Color-coded by age group, chapter reviews are separated for 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade students to quickly find their assignments, all of which are conveniently located together. This easy-to-use curriculum is ideal for anyone who wants to teach earth & space science from a young-earth, creationist point of view. This is one student book of three in the “Gods Design for Heaven & Earth Series”. It contains 35 lessons with one final project to merge all the lessons together. 160 partially reproducible pages, softcover with glossary and index. NKJV Scripture used. This text is used within Option 2 and is scheduled for the student to use independently.

$8.99
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OPTION 1
Isaac Newton – Inventor, Scientist, and Teacher

Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 144 pages, Mott Media

Description:

Oliver Cromwell, English Civil War, King Charles I, The Plague, London’s Fire, Halley’s Comet and more are all put into the context of Sir Isaac Newton’s life. Science mixed with history, religion and biography are held together by an engaging story which can be enjoyed by all ages. This biograpy follows the life of Isaac Newton from the time of his birth through his school years and into his years as an inventor, scientist, and teacher, to the time of his death and the impact his inventions and discoveries have on our world even today. For ages 9 to 14, this engaging biography will be used as part of the Option 1 package and is scheduled for the student to read independently.

$12.95
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OPTION 1

Along Came Galileo

Author – Jeanne Bendick
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 95 pages, Beautiful Feet

Description:

One of the most important figures to come out of the awakening world of the Renaissance was Galileo Galelei. Often referred to as the “Archimedes of his time” Galileo was forever asking questions. Is it possible to measure heat? Is it possible to weigh air? Does the earth stand still or does it move? How fast do objects fall to the earth? His questions led to some of the most important answers of the scientific world and to his contributions to astronomy, physics, and mathematics.

Galileo also advanced the astronomical telescope and invented the compound microscope. He measured the rotation of the sun, invented the thermometer, a geometrical compass and the pendulum clock. He was a man of faith, a lover of art and an accomplished artist. He played the lute and enjoyed working in his garden. He was the first to see, through the lens of the telescope, the wonders of our galaxy – sights that moved him to profound gratitude to God.

He was so ahead of his time that his discoveries caused him to be the object of persecution and injustice. Through her whimsical illustrations and her bright engaging text Bendick has provided the middle reader with Galileo’s inspiring story. This will be used as part of the Option 1 package and is scheduled for the student to read independently.

$14.99
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OPTION 1
Exploring Planet Earth

Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages, New Leaf Press

Description:

The first in a series of books on science, this book is written specifically as a resource tool for fifth grade through junior high level. It fits well within the study of earth science.

Blending a creationism perspective of history with definitions of terms and identification of famous explorers, scientists, etc., this book gives students an excellent initial knowledge of people and places, encouraging them to continue their studies in-depth. Supplemented with photographs, illustrations, and chapter review activities, Exploring Planet Earth brings to life people like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, and gives students the opportunity to read history that hasn’t been altered or erased altogether. This will be used as part of the Option 1 package and is scheduled for the student to read independently. For students who have already read this book as part of the Extension Package in Bigger Hearts for His Glory, we recommend Option 2 instead.

Table of Contents

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A Child’s Geography – Volume I

Author – Ann Voskamp
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 167, Knowledge Quest

Description:

Next, we will move into the study of the physical earth. This will be done through A Child’s Geography Vol. I: Explore His Earth. Since this book covers physical geography, it fits very well within this part of the earth science plans, covering a myriad of earth science topics within its pages. It is a written in a wonderful, living style and is so God-honoring. We are excited about using this book within this area of our guide.

Peek inside: (click here) Description:

A Child’s Geography: Explore His Earth is a gentle, narration-style approach to physical geography. Written with a tone of amazement and wonder, students will embark on an exploration of the atmosphere, continents, oceans, climate, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes, latitude and longitude.

Written from a Christ-centered perspective, integrated scripture will give kids a Christian view of the earth. With full-color and black-and-white photographs on glossy pages, this book utilizes all learning styles as students complete their tour of their home-Planet Earth! 168 pages, softcover.

The included CD-ROM features leveled copywork passages that include definitions, Scripture, hymns and poetry; copywork templates; postcard templates; chapter review tests; a tectonic plate puzzle to print & cut out; world time zone map; and world and continent reference maps.

Table of Contents

$39.00
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Exploring Creation with Astronomy

Author – Jeannie Fulbright
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 176 pages, Apologia

Description:

The year of earth science for Resurrection to Reformation begins with a focus on astronomy and the heavenly bodies. We’ll do this using Apologia’s Elementary Astronomy book. This book is being updated to add more full-color photos and is being planned with a new layout. The written textual content will remain the same. With the updated version due to be released in 2011, we feel this book will be a wonderful long-term, living solution for the beginning of our earth science year. Here’s a link to the book, where you can see inside the current version and view the Table of Contents.

Description:

What would living on Venus be like? Are there really black holes? How did God create the cosmos? Curious kids want to know, and this book gives them biblically based, scientifically sound answers. Using Charlotte Mason’s methodology, 14 incremental lessons employ narration, notebooking, and hands-on projects to expose students to the wonders of the solar system and universe. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.176 pages, hardcover.

$11.95
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Shakespeare Student Notebook Pages
Author – Carrie Austin, Design – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Paperback

Description:

Shakespeare Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Resurrection to Reformation come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. In our guide Resurrection to Reformation, parents will have the choice of whether to include Lamb’s Tales of Shakespeare within their weekly schedule. After each weekly reading, students will color the accompanying black and white artwork within the Shakespeare Student Notebook pages. A quote from the play will also be copied from each tale.

Notebook pages are full-color, with the coloring portions in black and white. Students are instructed when to utilize the assignments on the pages of the notebook in the “Learning Through History” side of the plans of Resurrection to Reformation. This will provide a keepsake portfolio from the student’s study of Shakespeare. Each student will need his/her own set of Shakespeare Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

$14.95
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Tales from Shakespeare

Author – Charles and Mary Lamb
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 464 pages, Yesterday’s Classics

Description:

Originally published in the early 19th century by a brother and sister, these adaptations of Shakespeare’s fourteen comedies and six tragedies (retold in prose) were intended for children. Charles and Mary Lamb originally collaborated as a way to earn money as well as to introduce young readers to the works of the famous bard, preserving whenever possible “Shakespeare’s own words.” The retellings of the plays are adapted to a length and simplicity suitable for older elementary or middle school students while retaining the complex plots and characterizations so familiar to readers of Shakespeare. The tales offer readers a taste of the comic and the tragic, and will provide the incentive to tackle the plays themselves at the high school level under proper adult guidance. Three centuries later, the Lambs’ adaptations remain a fine introduction to Shakespeare’s writings and are a must for the well-rounded library.

Why read Shakespeare?

During the early years of educating our children, I struggled with Charlotte Mason’s recommendation that children study Shakespeare. I was sure that Shakespeare wasn’t worth studying by my children due to the inappropriate jokes, adult content, and references to love-making within his plays. However, as I continued to study his plays and ponder his influence, I realized that there would be something missing in my children’s understanding of the English-speaking world if I neglected to teach them about Shakespeare. This is partly true purely for the reason that Shakespeare is responsible for contributing some 2000 words and phrases to the English language that are still in use today.

While Shakespeare’s plays were obviously not written for children, there is some merit in introducing children to his plays first in story form through Lamb’s Tales of Shakespeare. This aids students in their future understanding of his plays later in high school when they will read Shakespeare’s unabridged plays in original form.

In looking at the positive side of reading Shakespeare, his plays do look at both the virtues and vices of men. They show the consequences of sin, yet his characters often act mercifully. Shakespeare’s plays do refer to Christ and his teachings, and you can often see a resemblance in his plays to stories of other Biblical characters. Morals often play a decisive role in his plays, resulting in intricate plots that lead to consequences based on the character’s actions. The reader must work hard to follow the many plot twists and turns, which is great preparation for the reading of higher level books. Another benefit is that the tales are very entertaining and do much to stimulate the imagination.

While Shakespeare does include references to love-making, it’s important to note that the words ‘lovers’ and ‘love-making’ meant something different in Shakespeare’s day from the meaning of those same words today. During Elizabethan times, words such as ‘lover’ often meant sweetheart and ‘love-making’ meant an attraction between two people. This is different from the physical act of love that we associate with those same words today.

In our guide Resurrection to Reformation, parents will have the choice of whether to include Lamb’s Tales of Shakespeare within their weekly schedule. Students will read 18 of the 20 included tales, omitting Macbeth and Measure for Measure due to overly mature content. Readings are scheduled once weekly, and longer stories are divided over two weeks. After each weekly reading, students will color the accompanying black and white artwork within the Shakespeare Student Notebook pages. A quote from the play will also be copied from each tale. Due to the length of each tale, and to allow students to better understand the various plot twists better, students are assigned to read the stories on their own.

We do not attempt to analyze Shakespeare within the provided assignments, but rather to allow students to enjoy the readings and make their own natural connections. Often the moral connections that students make on their own are much stronger than those that would be made if we were to point out the “moral lessons” instead.

While we do not wish to persuade you to pursue Shakespeare if it is not within your family’s goals, we do desire to explain our reasoning for including it as a choice within our Economy Package. As you ponder the best path for your family, we will link you to an article that we found very interesting in our own ponderings about Shakespeare. (click here)

$24.95
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Looking at Pictures: An Introduction to Art for Young People

Author – Joy Richardson
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 80 pages, Abrams Books

Description:

Featuring more than 150 stunning illustrations in full color, combined with clear, entertaining prose, Looking at Pictures introduces readers to the basic concepts and vocabulary of painting. This revised edition has a fresh, contemporary design; all art has been re-scanned and separated; the specs and captions have been updated based on new information; and five new images resulting from technical and curatorial advances are included. Drawing on the incomparable collection of The National Gallery, London, the book features Leonardo, Rembrandt, Matisse, Seurat, Picasso, and many more. Watercolors by Charlotte Voake add humor and charm. The book includes an index of artists and subjects. This book is scheduled once weekly for parent and child to read and discuss together.

$11.99
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The Hidden Treasures in Philippians

Author – Evelyn Wheeler
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages, Liberty Books

Description:

Welcome to an inductive study of the book of Philippians. Step by step, like an archaeologist, kids will dig and sift and sort through Philippians to come away with truths that will help them the rest of their lives. As they put together these bits and pieces of truths, they will not only be assembling a better understanding of the book of Philippians but also be developing godly character. Each lesson–or archaeological dig–uses maps, puzzles, and memory work as it follows Paul’s letter to the people of Philippi and cross-references other Scriptures.

God wants to teach kids to walk through life with Him. The Hidden Treasures in Philippians will invite them to a lifelong habit of digging into the Scriptures to seek God’s truth. This study is scheduled daily as part of the Bible Quiet Time.

$7.99
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Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare

Author – Diane Stanley
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 48 pages, Harper Trophy

Description:

Description: Nobody knows exactly when or why William Shakespeare left his boyhood home of Stratford-on-Avon for the great city of London, but it didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself. His plays are now performed almost every day in just about every part of the world, and even people who’ve never seen them, use words and phrases he introduced into the English language. How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy that the world will never forget? There will always be unsolved mysteries about Shakespeare, but what we do know of his life, and his theater makes a dramatic and exciting story.

Drama had been forgotten since the days of ancient Greece, but it reemerged in Elizabethan London with the building of the first modern theater. Its impact can still be imagined today. There were the theaters, open to the weather and featuring neither sets nor curtains, but equipped with dramatic special effects. There were the companies of actors-the leading men, the comedians, the boys who played women’s roles-and the playwrights who gave them all lines to say.

Best of all, there was William Shakespeare, who rubbed shoulders with noblemen and royalty as well as with the rowdy crowds at the foot of the stage. He was suspected of involvement in a treasonous rebellion, and his last play literally brought down the house when cannon effects set fire to the famous Globe theater and it burned to the ground.

Award-winning collaborators Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema have once again created a feast of words and pictures to celebrate the life of a remarkable person from the pages of history: “William Shakespeare, a man for all time.”

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Gabriel and the Hour Book

Author – Evaleen Stein
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 100 pages, Yesterday’s Classics

Description:

Relates the story of the making of an “hour book” as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany and the good fortune it brought to little Gabriel, Brother Stephen’s color grinder. Inspired by the bunch of violets and cuckoo-buds Gabriel brings into the workroom, Brother Stephen conceives a new idea for an illuminated border. Instead of painting the border with scrolls and birds and flowers in the conventional way, he would decorate the book with borders of gold on which he would paint in realistic fashion the meadow wildflowers, and bees and butterflies, and all the little flying creatures.

As Brother Stephen’s color grinder, Gabriel makes the ink, grinds the gold, gathers the flowers, and prepares the colors for him. After the book is completed, Gabriel slips into the book a sheet on which he has penned a prayer to Lady Anne: “I, Gabriel Viaud, am Brother Stephen’s colour-grinder; and I have made the ink for this book, and the glue, and caught the eels, and ground the gold and colours, and ruled the lines and gathered the flowers for the borders, and so I pray the Lord God will be kind and let my father out of prison in Count Pierre’s castle, and tell Count Pierre to give us back our meadow and sheep, for we cannot pay the tax, and mother says we will starve.” How his prayer is answered unfolds in the ensuing chapters.

Evaleen Stein brings the medieval world to life through her stories set in the Middle Ages. A century ago when this book was first published, a reviewer in the Louisville Daily Courier wrote, “No works in juvenile fiction contain so many of the elements that stir the hearts of children and grown-ups as well as do the stories so admirably told by this author.”

$12.95
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Draw and Write Through History: The Vikings, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance

Author – Carylee Gressman
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 64 pages, CPR Publishing

Description:

Draw and write your way through the history of the Vikings, Middle Ages and Renaissance, as you learn about castles, Robin Hood, Pagodas, longhouses, a musketeer and more. Drawings are shown with step by step illustrations, and copywork is written out in cursive. These drawings correspond well with the readings scheduled within Resurrection to Reformation. Drawings will be completed within the Student Notebook pages.

$21.97
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What in the World? Volume 2

Author – Diana Waring
Bibliographic Data – CD, 4 disk set, Answers in Genesis

Description:

With catching enthusiasm, Diana Waring’s telling of the Vikings, Feudalism, The Renaissance, Seven Years War and other events–from the time of the Romans to the American & French Revolutions–will have you on the edge of your seat! Discover the lives of the movers and shakes of the times, as well as what it was like to live their eras; and how the hand of God guided it all. 4 Audio CDs. Audios are keyed to match the history readings within the Resurrection to Reformation guide.

$16.95
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Map Trek V.2: Medieval World (Printable CD)
List Price – $14.95
Author -Terri Johnson, Knowledge Quest
Bibliographic Data – Printable CD

Description and samples from the publisher’s website:
Here’s what Map Trek V.2 provides:

$13.50
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World History Atlas

Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 48 pages, Maps.com

Description:

An invaluable collection of clear and attractive historical maps, this World History Atlas is a handy, useful reference for any student of world history. Each map has been designed to be colorful, easy-to-read, and informative, without sacrificing detail or accuracy. These carefully selected maps provide comprehensive global coverage for the major historical periods. Page through the atlas, explore – and enjoy – the history and geography of our ever-changing world. These maps correspond with the history study in Resurrection to Reformation

 

$39.95
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Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Resurrection to Reformation
Author – Carrie Austin, Design – Merlin DeBoer Bibliographic Data – Paperback

Description:

Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Resurrection to Reformation come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are beautifully designed to provide a permanent keepsake for your student(s). A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. Students will be instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the plans of Hearts for Him Through Time: Resurrection to Reformation. This will help organize student’s work to create a visually appealing portfolio of assignments from the student’s study of this time period.

Entries include keeping a timeline, written narrations, quotes and Scripture, full-color postcard entries of places researched, Who’s Who? entries on famous men and women, artist overview pages (including miniature reproductions of paintings), Draw and Write Through History sketches and copywork, and any additional needed project helps. Students will file their full-color maps from Map Trek in the notebook as well. Each student will need his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

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The Mystery of History Vol. III: The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Growth of Nations

Author – Linda Lacour Harbor
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 441 pages, Bright Ideas Press

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Description taken from the author’s website: Covering people and events from 1455 to 1707, Volume III contains The Medici’s, the Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus. Michelangelo, Martin Luther, and Henry VIII. Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Pocahontas. These are but glimpses of great power, great minds, and great passion.

As is true with the other books in this series, The Mystery of History Volume III will look at what was going on all over the world in the order that it happened. So, while the Renaissance and Reformation were taking shape in Europe, we’ll look at the rise of wealthy empires in West Africa; the Mogul dynasty of India; and the peaceful lives of the Aboriginals of Australia. We will also visit Ivan the Terrible in Russia and the Tokugawa family in Japan.

Of course the stories will be told of the master painters and sculptors who made the Renaissance famous as well as the scientists and philosophers who dissected it. And the time period wouldn’t be complete without boarding a ship or two to circumnavigate the globe for spices and riches in the East. Many more explorers will touch the soil of North America and start a new chapter in the history of the world. We’ll bow with the Pilgrims who will give thanks for their survival and welcome the Native Americans to their feast.

Unlike Volumes I and II, the text for Volume III has been separated into a stand-alone Student Reader! The Student Reader contains 84 lessons in a colorful, easy to hold hardback. The reader is a stand- alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. This book is scheduled within Resurrection to Reformation for the student to read independently 4 days in each unit, rather than 3 days in each unit (as shown in the Table of Contents linked below). This quicker pacing allows 14 weeks at the beginning of the year for students to study the time period from the Resurrection through the Middle Ages, prior to moving into Mystery of History Vol. III. This text will be read in its entirety over 21 weeks. Follow the link to the publisher’s website to download a sample of the Student Reader. This is a very large file, so it will take some time to open: (PDF)

Here is a link to the Table of Contents: Table of Contents

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Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Author – John Haaren
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 207 pages, Memoria Press

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Jump into the middle ages with this classic history text. The story of the Middle Ages is told through the lives of Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc among others. This book guides students through the turbulent ‘dark age’ of history and illuminates how the world transitioned from the end of ancient times to the birth of the modern era. This beautiful version of the book by John Haaren includes over 50 full-color paintings which were commissioned for the Memoria Press edition. The page numbers in our guide correspond with this edition. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently. The first two sections below are omitted within our plans.

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Monks and Mystics

Author – Mindy Withrow, Brandon Withrow
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 223 pages, Christian Focus Publications

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Let history come to life just the way it should be. Read the stories of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine Methodius, Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif and John Hus. From people of the Medieval church you can discover how the young Christian church moved on into another era of time. From Gregory I through to Wyclif and Hus, you can discover about the crusades and the spread of Islam as well as the beginnings of universities and the Reformation. As the church moves on through the centuries you can see its people struggling against persecution and problems from inside and out. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at God’s wonderful care of his people and the Christian church. Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder. Extra features throughout this book include looking deeper into issues such as Islam; Division; The Crusades; The First University; Creeds and Councils, and the Renaissance. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently.

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The Story of the Middle Ages
* Note: You must have the Samuel Harding, Yesterday’s Classics version of this book to match the guide.

Author – Samuel B. Harding
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 228 pages, Yesterday’s Classics

Description:

Relates the history of the Middle Ages simply, directly, and entertainingly. The material is well-arranged and the selection of topics is excellent. Special attention is given to presenting the life of the people-peasant, noble, and court. A unique and valuable book. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently.

To view a sample PDF, click here.

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Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church

Author – Mindy Withrow, Brandon Withrow
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 207 pages, Christian Focus Publications

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Let history come to life just the way it should be. Read the stories of Paul, Polycarp, Justin, Origen, Cyprian, Constantine, Athanasius, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jerome, Patrick and Benedict. From the apostle Paul to Benedict you can discover how those in the early church still influence church today. In their lives you will see the young and developing church struggling and growing in a hostile and difficult world. Watch in amazement as a varied selection of people from different countries, cultures and times merge together to form the Christian church. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at the incredible things accomplished by God in such a short space of time. Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder. There are longer chapters interspersed with short factual chapters. Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as persecution; worship; creeds and councils and the formation of the Bible as well as a timeline.

*Please note that several of the chapters do contain some disturbing content, so we skip two of these chapters and offer an alternative option for several other chapters instead. This allows us to use this truly excellent resource in a way that is flexible in meeting each family’s unique needs. The child is scheduled to read this book independently.

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The Exciting World of Creative Writing
Author -Ruth E. McDaniel
Bibliographic Data – Paperback 138 pages (consumable)

Description and Review by Cathy Duffy:

This really is an “exciting” book about creative writing. Author Ruth McDaniel has written many short stories which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. She is an ideal person to create a book to help others follow in her footsteps. Consequently, this is a practical, meaty, interesting resource rather than a school exercise-oriented book, although, it does have a few exercises to review grammar and sentence construction essentials early in the book. The bulk of the book is creative writing lessons for prose and poetry, with major concentration on short stories. McDaniel includes numerous inspiring and instructive examples, so we get the feeling, “This isn’t so difficult!”

She offers solid advice for figuring out what to say and how to say it for the greatest effectiveness. McDaniel views writing as a means of conveying the Gospel and Christian principles through stories that show rather than preach God’s message. This perspective and guiding purpose is very evident throughout the lessons.

At the end are proofreading and evaluating guidelines, then information on critiques and copyrights, because students who complete this course are likely to be writing publishable pieces. Although the publisher recommends it for grades 7-9, it is appropriate for high school students and even aspiring adult authors. Students can complete some of the writing exercises within the book itself, but they will also need a separate notebook for lengthier writing assignments.

Topics covered include the tools needed for writing, review of sentence structures, poetry styles and techniques, writing dialogue, outlining a story, writing powerful beginnings and endings, rewriting and proofreading, manuscript preparation and critiques, copyrights, how to get published, and a Christian philosophy of writing. Engaging examples of writing from well-known authors are included to provide students with inspiration and guidance in their own writing.

Note: Lessons will be scheduled weekly in Revival to Revolution. We will omit chapters 3-4 of this text due to thorough coverage of these topics within Rod and Staff English.

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The American Testimony – DVD Set 1: United States History from 1492 to 1877
Author – EduMedia
Bibliographic Data – 5 DVD Set totaling 9 hours of viewing

Description:

We are excited to partner with EduMedia to recommend and offer to you Set 1 of The American Testimony series. Academically-rich and geared toward students at the high school / college level, history enthusiasts, and patriotic citizens, these 5 U.S. History DVDs bring America’s story into perspective. These are NOT boring classroom lecture videos! They are visually-rich documentaries that use newsreel video and motion picture footage, archival photographs, illustrations of antiquity, and filmed reenactments to bring history to life. More than just a classroom or homeschool audiovisual tool, this series is also an excellent American History refresher course for those who have long been out of school. Corresponding DVD segments are scheduled within the Appendix of Revival to Revolution in coordination with the history readings in the guide to provide more in-depth coverage for older students. Using these DVD’s, along with the rest of the Extension Pack, in conjunction with the other required books for Revival to Revolution raises the level of the history study to make it worthy of high school credit.

Disc 1 – Discovery and Colonization (1490 – 1763) (1 hour and 44 min.) Note: The first 6 segments on this disc will not be scheduled in our guide, as these segments are prior to the time period of Revival to Revolution. Click here for disc overview.

Disc 2 – Independence (1763 – 1787) (1 hour and 39 min.) Click here for disc overview.

Disc 3 – The New Nation and Its Constitution (1787 – 1824) (1 hour and 49 min.) Click here for disc overview.

Disc 4 – Westward Expansion and the Roots of Sectionalism (1824 – 1850) (1 hour and 48 min.) Click here for disc overview.

Disc 5 – Secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1850 – 1877) (1 hour and 59 min.) Click here for disc overview.

History from Whose Perspective? The American Testimony and the Question of Worldview (Click here for an overview.)

To view sample clips from the DVD’s click here.

Publisher’s Note: We employ the latest mass duplication process with the very best materials to ensure broad compatibility with a wide range of DVD players. However, some older units cannot play DVD-R discs very well. If your player was manufactured prior to 2002, check your owner’s manual for DVD-R compatibility. For this reason, these DVDs are best viewed on players manufactured after 2002.

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Carry a Big Stick
Author – George Grant
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 224 pages

Description:

This volume presents the life of Teddy Roosevelt, adventurer, journalist, rancher, legislator, governor, Vice-President and President of the United States, and an inspiration to people of his own time and of ours. It is wonderfully inspiring to read about a man involved in politics who held such high ideals for himself and his country. He challenged himself to excel in every facet of his life including his faithfulness, his family, and his political life. He took his weaknesses and turned them into his strengths. This look at his life and character marks Roosevelt as one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century.

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David Livingstone
Author – John Tiner
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 200 pages

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David Livingstone was one of the greatest explorers who ever lived. His exciting exploits in Africa tell a story of unsurpassed courage and determination. He left the comfortable missionary stations and lived with the African people. He learned their language, treated their sick, helped them build a better life for themselves, and told them about Jesus. Livingstone is remembered for exploring Africa, preaching the Gospel, and studying the scientific secrets of this great country. Read his exciting story!

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Lee and Grant at Appomattox
Author – MacKinlay Kantor
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 144 pages

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From a Pulitzer Prize winning author comes the story of an unforgettable moment in American history: the historic meeting between General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant that ended the Civil War. MacKinlay Kantor captures all the emotions and the details of those few days: the aristocratic Lee’s feeling of resignation; Grant’s crippling headaches; and Lee’s request-which Grant generously allowed-to permit his soldiers to keep their horses so they could plant crops for food. You will never look at the historic ending to the Civil War the same way again as this moment in history is captured through Kantor’s stirring retelling. Note: On the final page of the text, an oath is uttered that you may wish to white out.

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Lincoln – A Photobiography
Author – Russell Freedman
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this book proves that statement true time and time again. Readers will get to know Abraham Lincoln as never before as they read through this delightful work. The text is informative, yet readable and presented chronologically through Lincoln’s life, beginning with the log cabin days he is famous for, through his political ambition and career, election and presidency, the trials of the Civil War, and finally his assassination. Photographs, illustrations, documents, and political cartoons from the days of his presidency are generously distributed throughout the text, giving readers the opportunity to see what they are reading about, allowing for greater understanding of the times and this great President. This book won the Newbery Medal, the Jefferson Cup Award and the Golden Kite Honor Book Award, and earned a citation as School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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All Sail Set
Author – Armstrong Sperry
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 192 pages

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Who can love the spread of canvas and the bend of the oak and not thrill to the names of the great clippers built by Donald McKay? Great Republic, Sovereign of the Seas, Lightening, Star of the Empire, and Westward Ho, these names ring from an era when the windships were the queens of the ocean and the sail was the king. But the most famous, the one that most securely captured the hearts and imaginations of the entire nation, was McKay’s masterpiece, the Flying Cloud. Here is the story of Enoch Thacher, a boy whose father lost his fortune at sea, who McKay takes on during the lofting, building, and rigging of the Cloud, and who finally ships out on her for her maiden, record-breaking trip around the Horn. The race to get to California during the gold rush is real, as was the ship, so you feel grounded in reality while following the young man’s exploits. Accompanied by Sperry’s wonderfully vigorous drawings, this realistic and riveting narrative will keep even landlubbers pegged to their seats, while the rich sea-talk and vivid details make you feel like you’re there! (A 1936 Newbery Honor book)

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Kit Carson
Author – Ralph Moody
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 184 pages

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In 1826 an undersized sixteen-year-old apprentice ran away from a saddle maker in Franklin, Missouri, to join one of the first wagon trains crossing the prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Kit Carson (1809-68) wanted to be a mountain man, and he spent his next sixteen years learning the paths of the West, the ways of its Native inhabitants, and the habits of the beaver, becoming the most successful and respected fur trapper of his time. From 1842 to 1848 he guided John C. Frémont’s mapping expeditions through the Rockies and was instrumental in the U.S. military conquest of California during the Mexican War. In 1853 he was appointed Indian agent at Taos, and later he helped negotiate the treaties with the Apaches, Kiowas, Comanches, Arapahos, Cheyennes, and Utes that finally brought peace to the southwestern frontier. Ralph Moody’s biography of Kit Carson is a testament to the judgment and loyalty of the man who had perhaps more influence than any other on the history and development of the American West. As you read this true retelling of Kit Carson’s life, you may find that his adventures almost seem to defy belief! Although western writer Ralph Moody does not spare the details of Carson the frontiersman’s dangerous life, with a few details being a bit graphic, we think you’ll find this to be a truly thrilling and inspiring biography.

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Les Miserables – Audio CD
Author – Victor Hugo – Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Bibliographic Data – 3 Audio CD totaling 169 min.

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Les Miserables has been called the most important novel of the 19th century. It’s a tale of war and revolution, a touching love story, and a tale with some of the most memorable characters you’ll find in any work of fiction. Most of all, it’s a story about a desperate thief whose life is changed forever when a kind bishop, catching him in the act of stealing precious silver, forgives him. Accustomed to living only for himself, Jean Valjean becomes a kindhearted man who helps a dying woman, cares for her child as if she were his own…and puts his life on the line to help an innocent stranger. The story that has thrilled millions comes to life in a brand new way in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s Les Miserables. This audio drama beautifully portrays the redeeming power of forgiveness through an embittered convict whose life is changed by a single act of kindness. Recorded in London with some of England’s finest actors, it will mesmerize adults and families alike as it tells of the triumph of good over evil, of love over hatred, and of mercy over the letter of the law.

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In Search of Honor
Author – Donnalynn Hess
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 168 pages

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Set in Paris during the French Revolution. A young man struggles to free himself from his own prison of bitterness. The peaceful existence of young Jacques Chenier and his family is shattered as the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution begins. While the war rages throughout Paris, Jacques struggles to survive one calamity after another in a desperate attempt to free himself from the bitter memory of his father’s murder. In the process he discovers the true meaning of honor and the freedom and forgiveness that can only come from knowing Christ.

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Sea Captain from Salem
Author – Leonard Wibberley
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 167 pages

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It is 1777 and the American War for Independence is at an impasse. The struggling new nation’s need for help sends Benjamin Franklin to Paris to seek an alliance with France. How can he convince the French that the American battle is worth joining? The surprising answer to his dilemma appears in the unlikely and unforgettable form of a fisherman named Peace of God Manly. Franklin puts Peace of God in command of the sloop of war The Hornet with orders to harass British ships in their own waters. Soon tales of the unique and daring exploits of this devout but fiery sea captain from Salem are buzzing in the government halls of both France and Britain. Note: While this book is Christian in content, you will likely wish to use white out on p. 90 for a word used to describe the captain in a negative way.

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Give Me Liberty
Author – L.M. Elliott
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 384 pages

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Deserted by his father after his mother’s death, thirteen-year old Nathaniel Dunn is relieved when Basil, a music teacher, takes him under his wing. The pair arrives in Williamsburg in 1774 where Nathaniel begins work for the local carriage maker. As the royal governor and the king’s loyalists attempt to control the colonists more tightly, it becomes apparent that there will be no peaceful resolution to the tension. Through his friendship with the elderly schoolmaster Basil, Nathaniel is exposed to music, philosophy, and the political ideas of the day. While Nathaniel’s inclination is to keep to himself and avoid trouble, he cannot help but be caught up in the events around him. In the end, Nathaniel must determine what he believes and act accordingly. The final scenes take place at the Battle of Great Bridge, where Nathaniel encounters people from his past as well as the British army. Elliott packs a great deal of historical detail into a well-researched novel already filled with action, well-drawn characters, a sympathetic understanding of many points of view, and an introduction to many of the renowned patriots of the period. A detailed timeline and a lengthy bibliography conclude this solid historical novel that portrays the period and the characters with equal care. Note: As students read higher level literature, there is more language to be aware of, and this particular book uses “Great God” and “Good God” in a way that is most likely not meant to be worshipful. Should you wish to use white out in these instances, the page numbers are noted for you within the Teacher’s Guide.

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Poor Richard
Author – James Daugherty
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 175 pages

Description:

This superb biography of the printer, statesman, author, reformer, inventor, and ambassador reveals a Benjamin Franklin who in his time lived more lives than many men put together. Benjamin Franklin lived in turbulent times and met those times head-on with passion and gusto. From his Quaker childhood to his early days as a printer’s apprentice, to running away and being a stranger in the City of Brotherly Love, and to being labeled the “Water American” in London, Ben’s youth was filled with adventures and challenges that taught him invaluable lessons about human nature. These lessons would serve him well when he grew to be a leader of the young colonies as they faced the tyranny of Britain. As a leader in the American Revolution he was indispensable, and as an ambassador to England and later to France he won the hearts of the nation by his simple Quaker wisdom and geniality. All these things were accomplished while he pursued his interests as a scientist, inventor, and prolific author. In everything he did, Franklin was always compelled by how he might best serve his fellow man. The brilliance and inexhaustible ingenuity of mind that fascinated his contemporaries continues to charm us now in Daugherty’s work. Benjamin Franklin’s life epitomizes his own quote from Poor Richard’s Almanac, “Well done is better than well said.” As with all of Daugherty’s books, illustrations of two- and three-colors compliment the meaty text for the enjoyment of all.

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Calico Captive
Author – Elizabeth George Spears
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 288 pages

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This novel, based in 1754 on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl from Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history in an exciting and interesting way. In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. On a day that had promised new happiness, young Miriam Willard instead finds herself a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War. In a harrowing march north, Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, and the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war. Here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history. Note: There is a kiss near the end of the story by a suitor who has proposed marriage.

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George Washington Carver
Author – David Collins
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 136 pages

Description:

Born to slave parents, young George was orphaned before he could walk. In his youth he fought poverty and throughout his life he battled prejudice. Yet George Washington Carver emerges as one of history’s most remarkable men! How? “The Lord has guided me,” Carver was heard often to say. “He has shown me the way, just as He will show everyone who turns to Him.” Carver declared, “Without my Savior, I am nothing.” With his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, George Washington Carver was greatly used by God to discover countless numbers of scientific wonders and to lead a life which has inspired millions of people everywhere. George Washington Carver’s story is not to be missed as it shows young people how to humbly honor the Lord with their lives, regardless of their circumstances. Note: A derogatory term is used in reference to Carver’s ethnicity several times in the final 25 pages of the book.

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With Daring Faith
Author – Rebecca Davis
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 187 pages

Description:

As a child, Amy Carmichael was a brown-eyed bundle of energy. No one realized that this young British girl’s spirit would one day be used by the Lord to care for thousands of Hindu children on the other side of the world. Unafraid of public criticism, Amy Carmichael revealed to the Western world the spiritual bondage of India as well as the suffering of thousands under the supposedly “benign” religion of Hinduism. She raised a plea for the little children who were being sold into lives of shame as slaves in Hindu temples. Never content to do things man’s way, when the Lord was showing her a better way, Amy Carmichael was one of the first missionaries in India to adopt Indian dress. This wonderful biography of Amy Carmichael reveals her strong faith in God as she determines to rescue children from India’s temples. Amid Christians who considered manual labor dishonorable, she cheerfully settled down to doing her share of the work with the Dohnavur children. But the qualities of Amy Carmichael that will stand out to the reader are her daring faith, her overcoming spirit, and her tender love for the children she sought to rescue. She was their beloved “Amma,” or “Mother.” Her family grew to almost a thousand children before her death in 1951. In Amy Carmichael’s victories in India, we see the victory of the Lord Jesus Christ over the powers of darkness.

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Shipwrecked!
Author – Rhoda Blumberg
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 80 pages

Description:

This is the true tale of a 14-year-old Japanese boy who, after being shipwrecked while fishing in 1841, was marooned for six months, rescued by an American whaling ship, educated in New England, and returned home to become an honored samurai. Reading more like the heroic adventures of a swashbuckler, this is instead the incredible story of Manjiro Nakahama, a Japanese boy who was essentially exiled from his own country due to a tragic shipwreck and the isolationist policy of Japan during the 1840’s. After being rescued by an American whaling boat, Manjiro becomes the first Japanese person to ever enter the U.S. and eventually plays a key role in opening Japan’s ports to American ships. This well-written work by author Rhoda Blumberg is also beautifully illustrated with Japanese ink drawings, giving a rare glimpse into a closed country in the mid-1800’s.

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Gabriel’s Horses
Author – Alison Hart
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 160 pages

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Gabriel, 12, is a slave who dreams of becoming a famous jockey. His father, a free man married to a slave, is a trainer for Master Giles’s stable of thoroughbreds. When Gabriel’s father enlists in the Union Army to earn the money to buy his wife’s freedom, Gabriel must adjust to a cruel new trainer. Although the war’s impact in Kentucky is less dire than in other Southern states, marauding bands of Confederate raiders terrorize residents, seeking horses, food, and anything else they can steal. “One Arm Dan’s” bunch raids Master Giles’ farm, not for food, but for the horses that Gabriel is determined to protect. Outnumbered, his only choice is to take eight of the animals and run. Master Giles, a kind man, rewards the boy’s cunning and bravery. Characters talk about the many faces of freedom, from actual emancipation, to being allowed to learn reading and writing, to realizing the dream of working at what you love. Gabriel’s first-person, present-tense narrative brings close the thrill of horse racing-on the plantation, at the race course, and in the war-and the African American history in all its complexity. The author grounds this fast-paced tale in historical fact by providing a nonfiction epilogue. Readers will find this wonderful blend of history and horses appealing.

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Florence Nightingale
Author – Laura E. Richards
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 144 pages

Description:

This is an inspiring story of Florence Nightingale from her earliest days as the privileged daughter of an English squire to her role as Angel of the Crimea. Even as a young girl her nursing talents were evident as she doctored her dolls and ministered to sickly animals. With the training she received at hospitals on the Continent, she was ready when the call to the Crimea came. Facing unspeakable filth and disorganization, she and her staff of nurses cared for thousands of sick and wounded soldiers, earning their undying gratitude, forever imprinting on history her role as “the lady with the lamp”. This narrative biography focuses on Florence’s growing up years, her heroic and patriotic service during the Crimean War, and her life of sacrifice and service thereafter.

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The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
Author – Heather Vogel Frederick
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 224 pages

Description:

Patience’s life is changing all too fast. Her mama just died, and now her dad is taking her and her brother Thaddeus on a three year whaling trip around the world against her wishes. She just wants to stay in Nantucket and go to school to study math. Being only twelve, she has no choice but to submit to her father’s wishes. At first, Patience desperately misses her Nantucket home, but she slowly grows accustomed to life at sea. Her voyage is full of adventure, as her brother goes overboard, she spots the first whale, and she learns how to navigate the ship. However, the biggest adventure of all is when three of the crew members mutiny and maroon the ship’s crew on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. Patience is kept onboard to help with the cooking, but she’s determined to save her father and brother no matter what the cost. This exciting, fictional book by Heather Frederick will not only entertain, but it will also educate you about life aboard a whaling ship in the 1800’s.

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Only the Names Remain
Author – Alex W. Bealer
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 80 pages

Description:

Describing the life of the Cherokee Indians in Georgia before and after the U.S. government forcibly removed them from their land, this history of the Cherokees in Georgia brings both clarity and immediacy to a complicated story. The book concisely covers the period from centuries before the arrival of the first white man in 1540, to the removal of most traces of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia after 1837, through the Trail of Tears, a journey that took one life in four among those who attempted it. This edition is newly embellished by Rodanas’s black-and-white drawings, which soberly present Cherokee artifacts in full pages preceding each brief chapter and make this slender work even more accessible.

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Seaman
Author – Gail Langer Karwoski
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 183 pages

Description:

Sometime in the summer of 1803, Meriwether Lewis paid the huge sum of $20 for a Newfoundland dog that he named Seaman. This animal participated in one of the great adventures in American history and became part of the written record of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He is mentioned nearly 30 times in the diaries of the two captains and even had a creek named after him. Based on facts gleaned from period journals, this historical novel dramatizes the story of the expedition through Seaman’s eyes. Along the way, Seaman proved to be a valuable contributor to the happiness and success of the expedition. The appended author’s note separates fact from fiction and tells what happened to the main characters after the events in the book took place. James Watling’s many handsome, shaded-pencil drawings help readers visualize the setting, hardships, and dramatic moments of the story; and two maps enable them to follow the explorers’ route. Once readers begin this fictional account of the dog’s role in the expedition, they will be caught up in the drama and action and find it too good to put down.

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Marie’s Home
Author -Caroline Austin
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 220 pages

Description:

Until the time she is eleven years old, Marie Hamilton lives a peaceful life with her grandmother, parents, and younger brother on the family estate in England; however, her life changes dramatically when her family moves to France just before the start of the French Revolution. Marie’s father is returning to France at the invitation of Louis XVI to reclaim his title and estates as the Comte de Grandville. The family arrives at the magnificent palace of Versailles and quickly becomes part of privileged court life. All is not well, though, in France and only months later the oppressed and starving French people rise up against the nobility. When the enraged mob storms through the palace, Marie and her family are rescued from grave danger by a strange twist of events, but Marie’s story of courage, self-sacrifice and true nobility is not yet over!

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The Reb and the Redcoats
Author – Constance Savery
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 224 pages

Description:

What did the American Revolution look like from the other side of the Atlantic? Find out in this exciting story by British author Constance Savery! In an interesting twist, this novel shares the story of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted. The Darrington children of White Priory want to become friends with a colonial prisoner of war – but can the young captive really be trusted? This story deftly weaves themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot with likeable characters.

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John Paul Jones
Author – Armstrong Sperry
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 161 pages

Description:

Accused of murder and called a pirate by the British, John Paul Jones overcame all obstacles to become the father of the American Navy. Readers will imagine themselves right beside the bold John Paul Jones, as he lures enemy craft into danger and engages them in close combat. Jones, a talented young captain, becomes an invaluable figure in America’s fight for independence when he offers his sailing skills to the Continental Navy. In his barely seaworthy vessel, the Bonhomme Richard, he harasses British ships and commandeers their cargo, including desperately needed ammunition and uniforms. Newbery Medalist Armstrong Sperry tells the exciting story of the man who terrorized the Royal Navy, survived bloody battles, and shouted the iconic line, “I have just begun to fight!”

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The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart
Author – Barbara Kathleen Nickel
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 202 pages

Description:

Nannerl Mozart’s twelfth birthday wish is to become a famous composer. She’s already considered a brilliant musician, touring Europe with her little brother Wolfgang and playing the clavier for queens and kings in the great courts. But, Papa doesn’t take her seriously as a composer and won’t even teach her to play the violin or the organ. Mama usually has a list of household chores for her, and Wolfi always manages to steal everybody’s attention. In this wonderful blend of fact and fiction, Barbara Nickel brings the eighteenth century world of a talented young Nannerl Mozart and her brother Wolfgang to life.

$10.00
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Songbird
Author – Nancy Lohr
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 67 pages

Description:

Young Truxton Pilcher roams the forests around the British colony of Williamsburg and delights in its birds. He rescues them from danger, mends their broken wings, and draws their graceful shapes in the dust of the foundry where he must work. Little does he know that the governor shares his interest, and it might prove vital to his father’s life. As Truxton helps his father and brothers in the foundry one day, a pompous silversmith is severely burned by accident. Truxton’s father is imprisoned and faces death for maiming. His only hope is a pardon that cannot be granted. Songbird is infused with suspense and shows well the love of a young boy for his father, whose fate depends solely on God.

$6.99
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Amos Fortune: Free Man
Author – Elizabeth Yates
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 192 pages

Description:

“It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live.” Born a prince in Africa, Amos Fortune believed he must live to serve his people. When Amos was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at an auction. Although he was captured and brought to the United States as a slave, Amos never forgot his high calling. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. In spite of his circumstances, Amos lived his life as a testimony to freedom – the freedom that can only come from faith in God. Amos Fortune, Free Man is a Newbery Award winner that is based on a true story.

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Extra Exploration Education Advanced Logbook

Exploration Education Advanced Logbook Only
Author – Exploration Education
Bibliographic Data – Paperback

Description:

Advanced Version Student Logbook only

$17.95
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Extra Exploration Education Intermediate Logbook

Exploration Education Intermediate Book Only
Author – Exploration Education
Bibliographic Data – Paperback

Description:

Intermediate Version Student Logbook only

$146.95
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Exploration Education Advanced Kit
Author – Exploration Education
Bibliographic Data – Science Kit

Description:

Note: The focus for this year of science is physical science. The Science Package provides a choice of Option 1 or Option 2 and is a required add-on to the Economy Package unless you have your own science. Both options include the Inventor Student Notebook Pages and the books The Story of Inventions, Michael Faraday, Four American Inventors, Henry Ford, Always Inventing, and The Wright Brothers, however Option 1 includes a Standard Curriculum Kit and Option 2 includes an Advanced Curriculum Kit.

For students aged 11-13, choose Option 1. The Standard Curriculum Kit includes one intermediate logbook. If you have more than one student in this age range, add an extra intermediate logbook for each student. For students in grade 8 on up, choose Option 2 instead. The Advanced Curriculum Kit contains one advanced logbook. Add an extra advanced logbook for each additional student in grade 8 on up. If you have students in both age ranges, choose Option 2 and add an intermediate logbook for each younger student. This will allow both age ranges to use the program together.

Description of Option 2 Advanced Curriculum Kit:

We are excited to partner with Exploration Education to recommend and offer to you this truly wonderful physical science curriculum that we have enjoyed using with our oldest son. The advanced version builds on the foundation of the standard version, expanding it by adding 72 lessons and 3 additional projects. This course establishes a strong understanding of physical science and introduces the students to the foundational concepts of high school physics, including how to follow an accurate lab write-up.

Exploration Education’s Advanced Physical Science Curriculum contains 36 chapters and 180 guided lessons on CD-ROM, with 144 experiments/activities to record in the student logbook utilizing 10 projects that the students build. Projects include building a glider, a steamboat, a house, an electric racer, a circuit, a motor, a balance scale, a rocket, an uno-guitar, and a solar fan.

The advanced version includes all of the standard version and adds two lessons per week to the standard version’s lessons, bringing the total to five lessons each week. These additional lessons cover topics that are more involved and lay a solid foundation for future science courses as well. The follow-up questions are designed to reinforce both comprehension and problem solving skills. Along with the seven standard version projects, this course adds three more projects designed to further challenge and complete the older student’s physical science education.

Students not only follow the scientific method when conducting their experiments, but they also learn and follow the steps involved in an accurate lab write-up. In addition to the vocabulary quizzes found in the standard version, the advanced version includes four quarter exams. Also included are study guides specifically designed to teach the student how to prepare for the exams. The advanced version student logbook is used to record answers to questions, scientific data, and lab write-ups. Each page is laid out to easily facilitate accurate and clear records of the experiments, resulting in a complete portfolio of the student’s work. It also includes an index/glossary. The teacher’s manual has assessment pages, answer key, and unit exams.

For a description of the design of the lessons, refer to the standard version description. The Standard Curriculum Kit and the Advanced Curriculum Kit are the same for the first three days of each week as scheduled in Revival to Revolution. The 4th and 5th day of each week are scheduled for students using the Advanced Curriculum Kit to complete the additional two lessons each week. Readings from living science books about inventors are also scheduled 3 times weekly to help bring these inventors and the reasons for their inventions to life. The combination of living books paired with the Exploration Education Advanced Curriculum Kit provides a daily unique physical science curriculum worthy of high school credit that will engage science enthusiasts and reluctant scientists alike.

$9.95
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Inventor Student Notebook
Description:

These full-color notebook pages were specially made to accompany the “Inventor Study” in Revival to Revolution. They come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a binder. The pages include places to record written narrations, a timeline to update in each unit, and pictures of the main inventors and some of their inventions. These notebook pages will help students think deeply about the lives of inventors who used physical science principles to pave the way for growth in power, manufacturing, production, communication, and transportation. Each student is required to have his/her own set of Inventor Student Notebook pages to complete the study.

 

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Exploration Education Standard Kit
Author – Exploration Education
Bibliographic Data – Science Kit

Description:

Note: The focus for this year of science is physical science. The Science Package provides a choice of Option 1 or Option 2 and is a required add-on to the Economy Package unless you have your own science. Both options include the Inventor Student Notebook Pages and the books The Story of Inventions, Michael Faraday, Four American Inventors, Henry Ford, Always Inventing, and The Wright Brothers, however Option 1 includes a Standard Curriculum Kit and Option 2 includes an Advanced Curriculum Kit.

For students aged 11-13, choose Option 1. The Standard Curriculum Kit includes one intermediate logbook. If you have more than one student in this age range, add an extra intermediate logbook for each student. For students in grade 8 on up, choose Option 2 instead. The Advanced Curriculum Kit contains one advanced logbook. Add an extra advanced logbook for each additional student in grade 8 on up. If you have students in both age ranges, choose Option 2 and add an intermediate logbook for each younger student. This will allow both age ranges to use the program together.

Description of Option 1 Standard Curriculum Kit:

We are excited to partner with Exploration Education to recommend and offer to you this truly wonderful physical science curriculum that we have enjoyed using with our oldest son. Exploration Education’s Standard Physical Science Curriculum contains 36 chapters and 108 guided lessons on CD-ROM, with 108 experiments/activities to record in the student logbook utilizing 7 projects that the students build. Projects include building an electric racer, a circuit, a motor, a balance scale, a rocket, an uno-guitar, and a solar fan. The Standard Kit includes all needed materials, allows students to work independently, provides the thoroughness of a text, and utilizes a hands-on approach. The standard version is presented in a straight forward, easily understood, and hands-on manner. Real life projects built by the student make scientific principles tangible and concrete. Not only do the students learn and retain the information, but they also find themselves enjoying and succeeding in science.

Each lesson begins with a chapter on the CD covering the scientific principle the student will be learning. This is followed by comprehension questions. Next, each scientific principle is applied in an experiment or activity, typically using the student built project. The step-by-step pictorial instructions on the CD ensure success. Each section (8 total) is followed up by a review that assesses the student’s understanding of the major topics covered. After each review the student can do a fun “Captain Code” activity.

The student logbook is used to record answers and scientific data using the scientific method. It also includes an index/glossary. The teacher’s manual has the answer key with sample hypothesis and theories, and assessment pages. The Standard Curriculum Kit is scheduled 3 times weekly in Revival to Revolution for the students to use independently. Readings from living science books about inventors are also scheduled 3 times weekly to help bring these inventors and the reasons for their inventions to life. The combination of living books paired with the Exploration Education Hands-On Science Kit provides a unique physical science curriculum that will engage science enthusiasts and reluctant scientists alike.

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The Wright Brothers
Author – Charles Ludwig
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 183 pages

Description:

The Wright brothers provided mankind with wings, despite disappointments and incredible hardships. The author Charles Ludwig, as part of his research, went to the actual locations where his subjects lived and worked. He visited Kitty Hawk, Dayton, and the Smithsonian. He also interviewed Mrs. Ivonette Wright Miller – the only surviving Wright niece, who was in her 80’s. Mr. Ludwig said of The Wright Brothers, “As the book progresses, the drama increases. Kitty Hawk was a nightmare; Wilbur nearly drowned. After they had flown, they were not believed. Through it all, they worked on Christian principles.” This book examines the Wright brothers, focusing primarily on their importance in the history of aviation but also sharing the story of their Christian upbringing as well. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

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Always Inventing – A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell
Author – Tom L. Matthews
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 64 pages

Description:

Alexander Graham Bell is one of the greatest scientists and inventors. Bell was tireless in his efforts to make life better for everyone. It wasn’t about the money for Alec Bell, which is what his family called him. Instead, he seemed to have a real love for people and a special place in his heart for the deaf and teaching. Bell started inventing when he was 11 years old and continued until his death in 1923. This book includes family pictures, pictures of Bell at work, and sketches from his notebooks. With its many rare photographs, this National Geographic photobiography is sure to become a favorite. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

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Henry Ford: Young Man with Ideas
Author – Hazel B. Aird
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 192 pages

Description:

This lively, inspiring, and interesting biography looks at the early life of the American automotive industrialist Henry Ford, who later founded the Ford Motor Company and pioneered assembly-line methods of mass production. The early life of this great industrialist is explored with clarity and insight, as readers discover the values and experiences that influenced Ford. This biography introduces the beginnings of Ford’s life-long friendship with Thomas Edison and shares how Ford’s contributions would later help shape the nation. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

$11.95
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Four American Inventors
Author – F.M. Perry
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, pages

Description:

This narrative book is divided into 4 parts to provide an engaging introduction to the lives of four great American inventors – Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Samuel F.B. Morse, and Thomas A. Edison. The lives of these inventors are set forth in a storylike manner, with many interesting details, and a glimpse of the trials and successes that combined to mold each man’s character. These stories are descriptive in every line, readable in every paragraph, and inspirational to the reader. They offer a stirring example of inventive thought and deed for the youth of today. Black and white images are included in the text. Yesterday’s Classics has published this book especially at our request for Revival to Revolution. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently. I hope that your students enjoy reading about these great inventors as much as I did!

$10.99
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Michael Faraday
Author – Charles Ludwig
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 224 pages

Description:

Michael Faraday – inventor of the electric motor, transformer, and generator – was once warned that he would probably amount to nothing! And to most people, that would have been a fair guess. After all, he left school at a young age, had only the rudiments of an education, and was hindered by a speech impediment his whole life (he couldn’t say his ‘r’s). However, with humility, faith and persistence, he overcame his background and set his mind to developing the inventions that would propel the world into the modern age.

Author Charles Ludwig traces the life of this famous, God-fearing scientist from a young boy to his death in 1867, in a highly readable, fictionalized account that is sure to hold the interest of even the non-science minded. Eloquently written, students will be riveted to this biography of Michael Faraday. Rated by Albert Einstein as one of the all-time greats of science, Faraday is responsible for effectively ushering in the age of electricity. In this biography, the author shows us Faraday the scientist, as well as Faraday the devout Christian. Doesn’t it make you wonder what God can do with your life? This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

$11.75
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The Story of Inventions
Author – Frank P. Bachman
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 280 pages

Description:

Now updated, The Story of Inventions covers key innovations from the 15th through the 20th century. Great inventions, historical biographies, strong morals, and the Godly character traits necessary for success are highlighted in this collection of stories of inventors and their inventions. From the steam engine and the printing press to television and computers, a wide range of inventions is covered in short chapters that are told in an interesting way. Each chapter is more than a history of a particular invention; it is also the story of the inventors who created these new products and processes. Readers learn how major inventions came about and how the character traits of each inventor contributed to their success.

This edition includes black and white illustrations that help the reader grasp details regarding important inventions that have changed the way people live. The twenty-one chapters in this book have been divided into four units: power, manufacturing, communication, and transportation. These chapters provide the framework for the Revival to Revolution inventors’ study and are interspersed with longer, more in-depth biographies to give students a better understanding of both the inventors and the times in which they lived. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently. Note: The Christian Liberty Press, Second Edition of this book is required for use with Revival to Revolution.

 

$24.95
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The Signers
Author – Dennis Brindell Fradin
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 160 pages

Description:

There can be no doubt that when the words of the Declaration of Independence were read out loud to the people for the first time, many of those who were listening must have been astonished and perhaps even shocked. No one had ever written anything quite like it before, and it expressed so perfectly how the people of America felt. It also made clear that Americans were no longer willing to be governed by the English crown. The fifty-six men who signed the document were therefore, in the eyes of the English, committing treason. Who were these men, and why did they risk their lives in this way? Why was signing the document so important to them?

In this very special book we will come to know these men. They are divided up by state, grouped with their fellow delegates, their neighbors, and their friends. We begin our journey of discovery in Massachusetts. This state, the third largest in the colony, had five signatories, one of which was the famous Samuel Adams. Another was John Hancock who was the first person to sign the Declaration. John Hancock made the conscious decision to write his name in large letters to show his fellow Americans that he was not afraid of the English and their threats.

Next is Virginia with seven signatories. Thomas Jefferson was the man who was given “the honor of creating the Declaration of Independence,” a task which he worked on diligently and to such great effect. Benjamin Harrison would become the father of one President and the great-grandfather of another. He told John Adams, another signatory, that he would have walked two hundred miles to the 1774 Philadelphia Congress if he had had to. From state to state we travel meeting these extraordinary men and discovering what they were like, what they did with their lives, and why they gave so much to add their names to the Declaration.

Superbly written, and illustrated with unique black and white woodcuts, this book gives the reader a fascinating overall view of the revolutionary years and of the men who gave the struggle direction and strength. This book is highly recommended for use as the resource for the weekly research assignments on the lives of the signers scheduled within Revival to Revolution. If this resource is not used, students need to either use internet sites or a different source to complete their notebook entries on the signers. You have the option of whether to include this book within your Economy Package.

$34.95
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Fifty States Under God
Author – Joy Dean
Bibliographic Data – Spiral Bound, approx. 260 pages

Description:

We are excited to partner with the Deans to recommend and offer to you Fifty States Under God. This course provides an overview of the building of our nation, state by state. In the course of studying events of particular interest to each state, the student sees, from a Christian perspective, how these events affected that state and our nation as a whole. The body of the book contains state-specific pages, with each state being allotted four pages to provide an overview of that state.

The first of these pages holds interesting facts and trivia about cities, inventions, and other claims to fame for that state. These facts are often quirky and fun to read! The second page on each state provides the state’s nickname to unscramble, the state motto to decode, miniature cut and paste symbols (bird, tree, flower and flag, as well a picture of the state capitol building) from the appendices to place in the spaces provided, interesting information on historical sites and people to read, and a small map to label with the capitol. The third page includes places for cut and paste images of the state flag and seal, information about the flag and seal’s history and meaning, biographical information about important people related to that state, blanks to fill-in with facts about the state’s economy, and a “Test Your Knowledge” section including a small map to label with the names of surrounding states. All information needed to fill in these pages, including mini-colored pictures of symbols, is provided in the appendix. The fourth page offers a brief, interesting reading passage on a notable historical event from that state. These stories are fascinating and are often written from a spiritual perspective.

After doing other state studies in the past, we find this a welcome product that integrates stories of Christian heritage within the study of the states. This study is scheduled 3 times weekly in the Revival to Revolution Guide for students to complete independently. You have the option of whether to include this consumable study within your Economy Package.

$19.95
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Composers: Hands on History Activity-Pak
Author – Amy Pack
Bibliographic Data – Printable CD and Audio

Description:

Get to know 42 composers whose contributions spanned the centuries! Also learn about various periods of classical music in Western Civilization from the Middle Ages to Modern times! Lap Book™ projects include a keyboard of musical vocabulary terms, a timeline of the composers, a little book to help in understanding the eras of music, a set of 20 composer cards to match with their popular works, a “pieces with a purpose” project that shows why music was written, and music appreciation sheets which provide a way to become familiar with the music and the masters as students listen to their compositions. Also included is a file folder display showing orchestra seating from four different historical time periods, so you can watch how the orchestra grew and read about various instruments that were added to it! Beautifully detailed printable pages are provided for all projects. The “Directions Pages” provide printing and assembly instructions. Also included are step-by-step illustrated directions for assembling the Lap Book™.

As an added bonus…

Listen to 29 pieces and movements as you record information about each piece and illustrate a picture to go with it! Included in this Activity-Pak are music files for a variety of works, in MP3 format! (Free MP3 players are available on the internet.)

The Revival to Revolution Guide will coordinate this Activity Pak with The Story of Classical Music CD’s to provide an engaging study of classical music for both parent and child to enjoy together twice weekly.

$22.98
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The Story of Classical Music
Author – Darren Henley
Bibliographic Data – 4 Audio CD’s; 150 musical excerpts; 4 ½ hours of listening

Description:

The lives and music of the great composers of classical music unfold in this entertaining chronological account read by conductor and musical personality Marin Alsop. The recording is based on the text of The Story of Classical Music by Henley which blends a historic time line, replete with facts about the Magna Charta, the bubonic plague and the industrial revolution, together with a colorful who’s who of composers, spotlighting more than 90 artists. All the usual suspects are here-Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, etc.-as are more contemporary composers like John Cage and Philip Glass. As the CD’s sweep over 1200 years of classical music, students will see music grow from the chanting of medieval monks through the symphonies of Beethoven and the grand operas of Wagner, to the huge orchestral sound-world of the 21st century, with its electronics and its film music.

Marin Alsop paints vivid portraits of over 90 composers, each one illustrated with some of his, or her most famous music. Alsop’s easygoing approach works well as she serves as a welcoming tour guide offering fun facts and interesting biographical sketches for listeners. Each era of history and composer’s bio is paired with famous, representative snippets of music-150 in all-performed by world-class musicians. A fourth enhanced CD in the package contains such extras as quizzes, sheet music, photos and ancillary articles. These CD’s are scheduled in the Revival to Revolution Guide to coordinate with the Hands on Composers Activity Pak twice weekly, providing a wonderful overview of the history of classical music for both parent and student to enjoy together.

$14.99
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Heroes of Faith – The Hidden Treasures in Hebrews
Author – Evelyn Wheeler
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 176 pages

Description:

Welcome to an inductive study on the book of Hebrews. Step by step, like an archaeologist, kids will dig and sift and sort through the lives of the heroes listed in the book of Hebrews to come away with truths that will help them the rest of their lives. Each lesson-or archaeological dig-uses maps, puzzles, and memory work as it follows the heroes listed in the faith hall of fame. As kids examine the lives of these ten heroes of faith, they discover the importance of believing in God no matter what. Lessons on the ten heroes of faith include Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, David, and Jesus. Within each lesson, there are layers of “digging” as in a real dig, and the deeper one goes, the more there is to be found. Each lesson is based on the truths found in Hebrews 11:1 – 12:3 and includes deeper study of many other corresponding Scriptures. God wants us to have faith in Him and to live our lives with a complete trust in Him. Hidden Treasures in Hebrews teaches kids what it means to have that faith and how to live that life. It also guides students in beginning a lifelong habit of digging into the Scriptures to seek God’s truth. This study is scheduled daily for students to complete independently as part of the Bible Quiet Time in Revival to Revolution. Students also memorize all of Hebrews 11:1 – 12:3. Each student needs his/her own consumable copy of this workbook.

 

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Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution
Author – Carrie Austin, Design – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided

Description:

Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are beautifully designed to provide a permanent keepsake for your student(s). A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. Students are instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the plans of Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution. This helps organize student’s work to create a visually appealing portfolio of assignments from the student’s study of this time period.

Entries within the full-color notebook include keeping a timeline, writing narrations, copying quotes and stanzas from historical poetry, labeling and studying miniature reproductions of period artwork, researching and completing entries on each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, completing Draw and Write Through History sketches and copywork, coloring black and white historical pictures, reading primary source documents, referring to any needed project helps, and adding weekly to biographical entries of famous inventors. Students file their full-color maps from Map Trek in the notebook as well. Each student needs his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

$12.95
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United States History Atlas
Description:

This invaluable collection of attractive, full-color historical maps is designed to be easy-to-read, informative, detailed and accurate. These carefully selected maps provide coverage of the United States during the historical time periods studied in Revival to Revolution.

$16.95
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Map Trek Printable CD (customized to time period)
Author – Terri Johnson
Bibliographic Data – Printable CD

Description:

Description and samples from the publisher’s website:
Here’s what the Map Trek CD provides:

    1. Each full color teacher’s answer map will help you tremendously. See the provided sample.
    2. Unlabeled student maps for your child to color and label are provided. Notice a few key features on this map. There is a slight shading on the ocean/water areas to help your child determine which parts of the map are land and which are water. BUT the shading is minimal so as not to interfere with your child’s creative coloring process AND not to use much ink when printing from your printer.
    3. Lesson Plans help you know what to assign to each of your children at their various stages of learning. There are lesson plans included for all 32 outline maps broken down into 3 levels – Level A (grades 1-4), Level B (grades 5-8) and Level C (grades 9-12). The Revival to Revolution guide schedules mapping exercises for you and tells your student when to use each one.Here is a full list of maps that are included on this special printable CD of Map Trek produced for Heart of Dakota by the publisher.
      • Prussia
      • New England Colonies
      • The Middle Colonies
      • The Southern colonies
      • The Seven Years’ War
      • The Explorations of Daniel Boone
      • Early Battles of the Revolutionary War
      • The American Revolution
      • Russia
      • The French Revolution
      • Napoleonic Wars
      • Lewis & Clark Expedition
      • Independence for Latin America
      • Composers
      • Inventors
      • England – Industrial Revolution
      • War of 1812
      • Growth of the USA (map 1)
      • Australia
      • Growth of the USA (map 2)
      • Trails of Expansion in the USA
      • Goldrush in California
      • Westward Expansion/Mexican War
      • The Pony Express/Telegraph Lines
      • European Revolutions of 1848
      • The Crimean War
      • Japan Opens to Trade
      • Leading Up to the Civil War
      • The American Civil War (map 1)
      • The American Civil War (map 2)
      • Italy United
      • Reconstruction
      • The Dominion of Canada
      • Africa (landforms)
      • India Under the Rule of the British East India Co.
      • The British Empire
      • The Boxer Rebellion in China
      • The Scramble for Africa
      • South Africa (Boer War)

      Mapping assignments will be scheduled within the Revival to Revolution guide to correspond with the history study. Completed maps will be filed within the Revival to Revolution Student Notebook.

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Draw and Write Through History: Napoleon to Lady Liberty – The World of the 1800’s
Author – Carylee Gressman; Artist: Peggy Dick

Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 64 pages full-color
Description:

Draw and write your way from Napoleon to Lady Liberty! Learn about and draw Sacagawea, the American Bison, the grizzly bear, Robert Fulton’s Steamboat, the Alamo, stagecoaches, log cabins, steam engine trains, Queen Victoria, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Drawings are shown with step by step illustrations, as well as written instructions to guide the drawings, and a paragraph about what or whom you’re drawing is also included. Topic-related copywork samples are written out in Zaner-Bloser cursive. These drawing exercises are scheduled within the Revival to Revolution Teacher’s Guide to correspond with the history readings. Drawings will be completed within the Revival to Revolution Student Notebook.

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What in the World? Volume 3
Author – Diana Waring
Bibliographic Data – – 4 CD Set

Description:

Part three of Diana Waring’s popular audio-tour through history, this set of CD’s features an overview of modern history. Uncover the secrets behind charismatic world leaders who gave birth to scientific advancement, religious freedom, and racial reconciliation, as well as those who fostered revolutions, warfare, and/or tyrannical ideologies. Presented from a Biblical worldview, students will be taught history as a series of God-directed events that move both men and nations towards their destiny in Jesus Christ.

Tracks covering Napoleon, The Industrial Revolution, the Victorian Era, Darwin, Marx, Livingstone, Prussia, and China & Hudson Taylor and more will be scheduled in this guide. Tracks covering the Balkan Wars, WWI, the Axis powers, Jewish Palestine, Pearl Harbor, WWII, Communism, the state of Israel, and the present times will be used in the guide that comes after Revival to Revolution. 4 audio CD’s for grades 5-12.

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Who is God? And Can I Really Know Him?
Author – John Hay and David Webb
Bibliographic Data – Hardback, 256 pages

Description:

From the Publisher: Our children are bombarded on a daily basis with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog, and game is full of ideas-ideas about truth, morality, beauty, identity, faith, and more. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are wrong, some are deceptive, and some are outright destructive. It is more important than ever that young children be equipped to discern among competing ideas and stand in the truth. This is why Apologia has teamed with Summit Ministries to bring you the “What We Believe” Series. The “What We Believe” Series is an outstanding way to teach your child the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, but it’s so much more! With this student-directed, Bible-based curriculum, your children will learn how to use Scripture as a lens through which to view the world around them-to see everything the way God sees it-and to know the truth.

Who Is God? and Can I Really Know Him? focuses on the person and attributes of God, His provision, His design for Creation, the Fall, and His wondrous plan for our salvation. Who Is God? will help you teach essential foundational truths upon which a biblical Christian worldview is built such as God is truth and He reveals His truth to people; He is the one true and almighty God; He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; He created everything; we are God’s children and are made to love and to praise Him; God meets all our needs; sin keeps us from God; and Jesus is the only way to God. Only by knowing who God truly is and by knowing who we are and why we were put on this earth can we build a faith that will last. This study is scheduled for the parent to work through with the child twice weekly in the Revival to Revolution Teacher’s Guide.

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The Growth of the British Empire
Author – M.B. Synge
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 284 pages

Description:

First published in 1903, this classic book by M.B. Synge is one within a series that takes students through all the major events in Western Civilization, from earliest recorded history to the end of the nineteenth century. This particular book, The Growth of the British Empire, includes stories on the revolutions in South America and Mexico, the Boer War in South Africa, the exploration of Central Africa, the Greek and Italian wars for independence, the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the opening of trade with Japan and China, and the rebellion in India, just to name a few. While statesmen and military commanders figure heavily in the narrative, stories of explorers, scientists, artists, authors, and religious figures are also presented.

The author writes in an engaging fashion, using dialogue frequently to bring scenes to life. She juxtaposes events happening at the same time in different parts of the world in a style reminiscent of the books of Genevieve Foster. This series is an excellent introduction to world history for readers in middle school up through secondary school. Black and white period illustrations appear throughout the books, as well as famous quotes and Bible verses. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Click to see inside this book: http://www.yesterdaysclassics.com/previews/synge_growth_preview.pdf

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The Story of the Great Republic
Author -H.A. Guerber
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 252 pages

Description:

Originally written in the early 19th century, this historical book written by H.A. Guerber gives students an exciting, narrative look at the human past. From the end of the War of Independence through the administration of William McKinley, this book relates the history of the United States of America through the 19th century. Some of the subjects covered are the struggles of the new nation under the Articles of Confederation, the rising need for a new form of government, the Constitutional Convention, the administration of Washington and other presidents through the 19th century, the exploration of the American continent, the westward expansion, the relationship of the United States with European nations and world politics and events, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the rise and influence of American ingenuity, technology, and society. People discussed include Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Stephen Decatur, Elbridge Gerry, Francis Scott Key, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Marcus Whitman, Noah and Daniel Webster, Sam Houston, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Sitting Bull, and many more. Students will appreciate the storylike style as they read of great men and civilizations in chapters that are easy to digest, while still retaining a large vocabulary. Black and white historical illustrations are used throughout. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America (Audio)
Author – Jim Weiss
Bibliographic Data – Audio CD

Description:

Laughter, tragedy and astonishing triumphs abound in this storytelling biography of our sixteenth president who used humor, strength and moral clarity to steer a nation and a people through their most trying times. This storytelling audio will entertain and inspire listeners as they experience touching personal moments, Lincoln’s famous wit, great ethical issues, military battles, and the complete Gettysburg Address. Remember anew why Lincoln holds a special place in our history and our hearts. Although the producers recommend this title for students in second grade and above, the concepts, content, and language are too complex for elementary youngsters. Middle and secondary school students studying Lincoln and his contemporaries during America’s Civil War make the best audience. (12 Tracks totaling 70 minutes)

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Thomas Jefferson’s America (Audio)
Author – Jim Weiss
Bibliographic Data – Audio CD

Description:

Thomas Jefferson, from his teenage years in 1757 to his death on July 4, 1826, is the subject of this collection of 11 true stories read by master storyteller Jim Weiss. Each of the stories involves Jefferson and another American hero of the time who interacted with Jefferson. Weiss delivers the stories in a quiet but compelling voice, employing a combination of third-person diary and fictionalized speaking parts to add interest. Among the notables featured in the tales are Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Madison, Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, James Monroe, and Lewis and Clark. Listeners get a real feel for the politics of the time, life at Monticello, and the personalities involved in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Although the producers recommend this title for students in second grade and above, the concepts, content, and language are too complex for elementary youngsters. Middle and secondary school students studying Jefferson and his contemporaries during America’s infancy make the best audience. In this recording, you will thrill to true stories of war and peace, loyalty and betrayal, battles against empires and struggles against slavery. (11 Tracks totaling 74 min.)

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Hearts and Hands
Author – Brandon and Mindy Withrow
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 224 pages

Description:

Read the stories of the gifted preachers and justice fighters who led the 1st & 2nd Great Awakenings in the 18th and 19th century. Meet the American preacher who started a national revival in his tiny church. Spend time with the wealthy English politician and the former American slave woman who helped abolish slavery in their countries. Get to know the missionaries who built lasting Christian communities in China, India, and Africa. For the first 1700 years of the church, God’s people worked to define Christian teachings and secure their freedom to worship. Then, they began to see, in a new way, how the power of the gospel should change their feelings both toward Jesus and their fellow human beings. From John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards to Elizabeth Fry and Sojourner Truth, God used the tender hearts and strong hands of His people to offer mercy to the world. Stories about Johann Sebastian Bach, William Wilberforce, William Carey, Fidelia Fiske, and David Livingstone are also included. Extra features look deeper into issues such as social reform, the French and American Revolutions, and the rise of Protestant Denominations. *Please note that some of the chapters do contain some disturbing content, so we do skip two chapters. This allows us to use this truly excellent resource in a way that is flexible in meeting each family’s unique needs. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

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The Story of Napoleon
Author – H.E. Marshall
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 100 pages

Description:

This book provides a thrilling account of Napoleon’s rise to power, from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to his becoming emperor over half of Europe. The focus is upon his military exploits, including his victories in battle after battle, followed by his exile to the island of Elba, his subsequent return to lead the disastrous Russian campaign, his final loss at Waterloo, and his last days on the lonely island of St. Helena. This volume will bring Napoleon to life for its readers and is a part of the highly-acclaimed Children’s Heroes series, edited by John Lang. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently. Please note that the Yesterday’s Classics version is needed to correspond with the plans in the Revival to Revolution Teacher’s Guide.

Click to see inside this book: http://www.yesterdaysclassics.com/previews/marshall_napoleon_preview.pdf

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George Washington’s World
Author – Genevieve Foster
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 355 pages

Description:

George Washington’s World sets American history into a worldwide context through short, beautifully written stories that explain what was going on during the main portions of Washington’s life. Its chapters cover the major periods of his life, such as when he was a boy, a soldier, a farmer, a commander, a common citizen, and the President. For example, when George was a young farmer, Benjamin Franklin was the most well-known American; Louis XV was on the throne of France; George II was King of England; and James Cook was sent by the Royal Society of London to Tahiti so a team of astronomers might observe a total eclipse of the sun and thereby accurately measure the distance between the earth and the sun. Learn about scientists, doctors, inventors, authors, poets, painters, musicians, kings, queens, and leaders as you read about voyages, expeditions, discoveries and other important historical events in this 1940 Newbery Honor Book. Prolifically illustrated with intriguing black and white line drawings and detailed timelines, the writing style of this book provides an engaging and narrative glimpse into events and ideas taking place from 1732 to 1799. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Teacher’s Guide
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Foerster’s Algebra I (Prentice Hall Classics)

Math Individual Components:
Foerster’s Algebra Hardback Student Text $64.95 (Add to Cart)
Foerster’s Algebra Solutions Manual – $63.30 (Add to Cart)
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Description:

The Prentice Hall Classics line brings back some bestselling programs with an updated copyright. With Classics you can count on solid traditional instruction, a proven approach and sequence to the content, a return to your favorite program, and more value! Using a highly motivational approach to concepts, the texts include imaginative applications and clear problems derived from the real world. These classic texts are perfect for honors-level classes or for anyone needing solid step-by-step instruction taken to the next level.

We are using this program with our second oldest son and are really enjoying the step-by-step explanations and the throughness of the text. It is written directly to the student and provides plenty of practice problems rising in difficulty throughout the assignment. Students who have come up through Heart of Dakota’s recommended math successfully through Singapore 6A/6B should be able to transition into Foerster’s Algebra I well. For those families who have come up through a different math path, you will want to be sure to have had the equivalent of Pre-Algebra prior to entering Foerster’s Algebra I text. This text is the best “teaching” textbook in written form that we’ve found after looking at all of the currently available options for Algebra I. If you like the textbook approach, and enjoy the benefit of excellent examples worked for your student (and explained) this text is one of the best.

If you hit a roadblock with the text, there are also lessons available from Math Without Borders on a Flash Drive that teach each lesson in the text. We recommend beginning without the Flash Drive (and then seeing if you need it later). The text also includes answers to the odd numbered problems in its Appendix. A fully worked solutions manual for all problems is also available for purchase through Heart of Dakota, but only if you have also purchased the Student Text from us as well or have purchased a Heart of Dakota guide to use in teaching your students. This is due to the Publisher’s regulations for proving that Solutions Manuals are purchased for homeschool use by homeschool families.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Expressions and Equations
Chapter 2 Operations with Negative Numbers
Chapter 3 Distributing: Axioms and Other Properties
Chapter 4 Harder Equations
Chapter 5 Some Operations with Polynomials and Radicals
Chapter 6 Quadratic Equations
Chapter 7 Expressions and Equations Containing Two Variables
Chapter 8 Linear Functions, Scattered Data, and Probability
Chapter 9 Properties of Exponents
Chapter 10 More Operations with Polynomials
Chapter 11 Rational Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 12 Radical Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 13 Inequalities
Chapter 14 Functions and Advanced Topics

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No-Nonsense Algebra incorporates some pre-algebra, a video component, and follow-up workbook assignments.  No-Nonsense Algebra includes Algebra I. No-Nonsense Algebra is a stand-alone Algebra I program.

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Videotext Algebra incorporates some pre-algebra, a video component, and follow-up workbook assignments. Videotext integrates Algebra I and II over 6 modules. All students new to Videotext Algebra must begin with Module A, even if they have had prior Algebra instruction.

Principles of Mathematics –
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Progressing With Courage:
English 6 – (more info.)
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For English, customize with the options below (or use your own text). English 6 is scheduled at two different speeds in our guide to allow you to customize the pacing to suit your child. Schedules include a choice of either the last half of English 6, for those who completed the first half in the previous guide, or all of English 6. Both schedules assign English daily. In order to keep the area of language arts in balance within our guides, while still using a rigorous English program, our goal is for students to complete English 6 by the end of grade 8. This will prepare students well for high school level English requirements. Students in grade 7, who have had little grammar instruction, should use English 5 instead (since it is considered to be a foundational level of the text).

Building Securely: English 7 Student Text
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Author – Rod and Staff
Bibliographic Data – hardback pupil text

Building Securely: English 7 Teacher’s Manual
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Author – Rod and Staff
Bibliographic Data – hardback teacher text

 

Description:

English 7 contains 125 lessons divided into 11 chapters. The first two chapters deal with sentence parts and sentence construction. Object complements and subjective complements are introduced. Chapters 3-9 focus on the parts of speech. Verbals, progressive and emphatic forms of verbs, intransitive verbs, restrictive clauses, conjunctive adverbs, and so forth, are introduced. Ample sentence diagramming practice is included. Chapter 10 teaches concepts about capitalization and punctuation. Italics, single quotation marks, and ellipsis points are introduced. Chapter 11 deals with using numerous kinds of reference books, studying words, and studying word families. Some of the new composition skills taught are guidelines for proofreading, character sketches, and note taking. Paragraph construction, outlining, letter writing, story writing, and poetry are taught at deeper levels.

General teaching suggestions are included at the beginning of the hardcover Teacher’s Manual. Copies of the pupil’s pages are included in reduced size. The answers for the pupil’s lessons are in shaded areas beside the exercises. Further teacher’s helps are given on the shaded areas below the pupil’s copies. The Purpose is given for each lesson. A star indicates when a concept is introduced for the first time in the English series. Some lessons have an additional part titled Teacher, including further information for the teacher’s awareness. Oral Review lists questions for review as well as preparation for the new lesson. Reviews are included to drill important concepts.

Note: 9th – 10th grade students who have had significant grammar instruction, through completing English 6 or its equivalent, should use English 7 instead. This text is not scheduled within the Missions to Modern Marvels Teacher’s Guide, but lessons are divided into days within the Rod and Staff text for ease of use. We recommend completing English 7 by the end of grade 10, spreading instruction out over two years if possible. The scope and sequence of this text is worthy of high school credit when used in conjunction with literature study, composition, and dictation.

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Write With the Best: Modeling Writing after Great Authors of World Literature, Vol. 2
Author – Jill Dixon
Bibliographic Data – 140 pages

Write with the Best Volume II is scheduled for teaching writing. Writing lessons are scheduled three times a week

Description:

Good writers are made by reading good writing. This curriculum features excerpts from works of great literature, as students practice actual skills rather than abstract rules of writing. Grammar is focused upon within the context of writing as students follow in the footsteps of literary giants. This is part of a two-book series (Volume 1 was used in Creation to Christ).

Creative activities break the writing into manageable chunks and help students identify what makes a literary work “great”. Students are encouraged to make writing more vivid and ultimately produce writing that models the genre of the literary passage. Guidelines for evaluating and grading writing, suggestions for adapting the curriculum for different learning styles, and student proofreading and writing guides are also valuable parts of the program. Each daily lesson takes only 20-30 minutes, is addressed to the student, and includes step-by-step guidance. The program includes all needed excerpts from the literature that it models so that teachers are not required to purchase additional material.

This curriculum is a genuine, incremental (step-by-step) program which requires minimal teacher involvement towards the goal of mastery of higher-level forms of writing. Missions to Modern Marvels schedules lessons from this guide twice weekly. For grades 6 -12 (but best suited for grades 7 on up in our opinion). View a pdf of part of the guide here.

Topics covered include:

Note: We omit units 1 and 2 (free verse poetry and business letter) due to these topics being well-covered in Rod and Staff English. We also omit unit 8 (dramatic monologue) to keep the area of writing in balance, as a full level of Rod and Staff English is scheduled too, which also includes instruction in writing.

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The American Testimony – DVD Set 2: United States History from 1877 to 2006
Author – EduMedia
Bibliographic Data – 5 DVD Set totaling approx. 10 hours of viewing

Description:

Academically-rich and geared toward students at the high school / college level, history enthusiasts, and patriotic citizens, these 5 U.S. History DVDs bring America’s story into perspective. These are NOT boring classroom lecture videos! They are visually-rich documentaries that use newsreel video and motion picture footage, archival photographs, illustrations of antiquity, and filmed reenactments to bring history to life. More than just an audiovisual tool, this series is also an excellent American History refresher course for those who have long been out of school.

Corresponding DVD segments are scheduled within the Appendix of Missions to Modern Marvels in coordination with the history readings in the guide to provide more in-depth coverage for older students. Using these DVD’s, along with the rest of the Extension Pack, in conjunction with the other required books for Missions to Modern Marvels, raises the level of the history study to make it worthy of high school credit.

Publisher’s Note: NTSC – All region DVD-R. Aspect Ratio 1.33:1. We employ the latest mass duplication process with the very best materials to ensure broad compatibility with a wide range of DVD players. However, some older units cannot play DVD-R discs very well. If your player was manufactured prior to 2002, check your owner’s manual for DVD-R compatibility. For this reason, these DVDs are best viewed on players manufactured after 2002.

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Careful Enough?
Author – Dillon Forbes
Bibliographic Data – 193 pages

Description:

Missionaries are illegal in China; yet God is calling Daniel’s parents to move there and establish a house church. Daniel has a choice. He may either stay in America for his last year of high school or spend ten months in a country where he can only say the word “Christian” to trusted friends. Once in China, Daniel discovers that there is a fine line between being cautious and being ashamed of his faith, between disobeying man’s law and upholding God’s commands. As the strain of constant caution increases, Daniel wonders if being a missionary in China is really worth the risk.

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Author – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Bibliographic Data – 288 pages

Description:

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war–a rare achievement for any Afghan woman–Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.

Move beyond the headlines as you are transported to an Afghanistan you have never seen before. This is a story of war, but it is also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair. Kamila Sidiqi’s journey will inspire you, but it will also change the way you think about the world.

This is the incredible true story of an unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila’s story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation.

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Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam Orphan Became an American Boy
Author – Andrea Warren
Bibliographic Data – 110 pages

Description:

This is an unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war. Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian — a mixed-race child — with little future in Vietnam. Experience Long’s struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of “Operation Babylift” during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as “Matt,” part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, join Long as a young doctor when he journeys back to Vietnam to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. This compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.

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Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years
Author – Linda Barrett Osborne
Bibliographic Data – 128 pages

Description:

Told through unforgettable first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, and published in association with the Library of Congress, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States from the 1890s to 1954, a period known as the Jim Crow years. Multiple perspectives are examined as the book looks at the impact of legal segregation and discrimination on the day-to-day life of black and white Americans across the country. Osborne expertly guides readers through this turbulent time and enables them to better understand the struggles, the triumphs, and the courage it took to set things right.

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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party
Author – Ying Chang Compestine
Bibliographic Data – 248 pages

Description:

Drawing from her childhood experience, the author brings hope and humor to this fascinating story of a young girl growing up and fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China. “The summer of 1972, before I turned nine, danger began knocking on doors all over China.” Nine-year-old Ling has a very happy life. Her parents are both dedicated surgeons at the best hospital in Wuhan, and her father teaches her English as they listen to Voice of America every evening on the radio. But when one of Mao’s political officers moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust and hatred, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors, and soon, for herself and her family. For the next four years, Ling will suffer more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Will she be able to grow and blossom under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao? Or will fighting to survive destroy her spirit–and her life?

Note: This book begins when Ling is very young and progresses as she grows older, so it begins very simply and becomes much more mature as you read. Each simple event in the first half of the book has new meaning in the last half of the book. As the connections come together, this story will linger in your heart and mind long after you have read the final page.

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Gunner’s Run: A World War II Novel
Author – Rick Barry
Bibliographic Data – 215 pages

Description:

The call of duty takes Jim Yoder far away from his home, his nation, and his attractive friend Margo, thrusting him into mortal peril in Nazi Europe. Hailing from the Hoosier State and a Mennonite–pacifist–background, he’s determined that despite the loss of human life, the European countries are worth defending with his life. At age nineteen, Jim becomes part of the 44th division stationed in England during World War II. When Jim’s plane is shot down over enemy lines, to survive he must learn to trust the God that he used to disbelieve. Rife with historical detail and adventure, Gunner’s Run brings both history and faith alive.

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Friedrich
Author – Hans Peter Richter
Bibliographic Data – 149 pages

Description:

A young German boy recounts the fate of his best friend, a Jew, during the Nazi regime in this tragic story of a Jewish boy in Germany during the 1930s. His best friend thought Friedrich was lucky. His family had a good home and enough money, and in Germany in the early 1930s, many were unemployed. But when Hitler came to power, things began to change. Friedrich was expelled from school, and then his mother died and his father was deported… for Friedrich was Jewish. This book is one that shows in compelling fashion how sentiments in Germany gradually shifted toward hatred and persecution of the Jewish people. It demonstrates that the changes did not all occur at once, showing why many Germans turned a blind-eye to the happenings around them and why the Jews were lulled into a sense that things couldn’t possibly get any worse… until it was too late.

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Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Journal Book for Children
Author – Karen Blumenthal
Bibliographic Data – 160 pages
Description:

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished. Here, “Wall Street Journal” bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings — and more — to the allure of stocks and the power of greed. For readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.

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Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
Author – Janet & Geoff Benge
Bibliographic Data – 208 pages
Description:

This is a biography of the Scottish missionary and runner who won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics and went on to do missionary work in China. Eric Liddell’s refusal to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God’s promise, “He who honors Me, I will honor.” Years later, Eric would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His character, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.

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Hattie Big Sky
Author – Kirby Larson
Bibliographic Data – 289 pages

Description:

Hattie has been moved from family member to family member so often she calls herself “Hattie Here-and-There.” So when a land-claim is passed to her from her late uncle, she jumps at the chance to prove up on her own claim and finally have a home where she belongs. Living under the big sky for a year, Hattie struggles to complete the terms of the claim-adding 480 rods of fence, and cultivating 1/8th of her claim (forty acres). She gets a load of help and companionship from her “neighbors” Perilee Mueller and her German husband Karl. However, as WWII continues, all Germans come under suspicion of a local “council of defense” patriotism force, and Hattie must face even more trials as she keeps loyal to her friends while attempting to keep her claim secure. Loosely based upon the author’s grandmother’s experiences homesteading in Montana, this New York Times bestseller will keep readers engaged until the very end.

 

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Soldier Dog
Author – Sam Angus
Bibliographic Data – 247 pages

Description:

With his older brother gone to fight in the Great War, and his father prone to sudden rages, 14-year-old Stanley devotes himself to taking care of the family’s greyhound and puppies. Until the morning Stanley wakes to find the puppies gone.

Determined to find his brother, Stanley runs away to join an increasingly desperate army. Assigned to the experimental War Dog School, Stanley is given a problematic Great Dane named Bones to train. Against all odds, the pair excels, and Stanley is sent to France.

But in Soldier Dog by Sam Angus, the war in France is larger and more brutal than Stanley ever imagined. How can one young boy survive World War I and find his brother with only a dog to help?

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The Cereal Tycoon: Henry Parsons Crowell: Founder of the Quaker Oats Co.
Author – Joe Musser
Bibliographic Data – 168 pages

Description:

Do you ever think big things for God? Born into a wealthy family and endowed with a large inheritance after the death of his father, Henry Parsons Crowell had many opportunities to try his hand at business, a passion that suited him well. His shrewd business sense eventually brought him to the top of the oatmeal business, and to the potential for even greater wealth, if only he would compromise his values. But Crowell was a man of integrity and compassion. Read this compelling story of a man who, in his youth, struggled with a debilitating and life threatening illness. A man who survived the loss of two wives, faced opposition in almost every venture he engaged upon, and who through it all thought big things for God. Whether it was in his home-based Bible studies, his business lunches with great leaders, his work to rid the city of Chicago of debauchery, or his contributions to the Moody Bible Institute, Henry Parsons Crowell was a man who above all sought to share Christ with those around him. See how the vows Crowell made as a young man to give glory to God through his stewardship came to fruition in this inspiring biography of one of the faithful men of God.

 

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Esty’s Gold
Author – Mary Arrigan
Bibliographic Data – 221 pages

Description:

The Great Irish Famine of 1845-51 was caused by the repeated failure of the potato crop, Ireland’s staple food. It devastated the population, causing one million people to starve to death and forcing another million to emigrate to America and Australia. This is the story of one family that is forever changed as a result of the famine. Esty’s childhood world is shattered when her father is killed defending starving Irish peasants. Suddenly forced to leave home and work as a maid, it is only the dream of gold and a better life in Australia that keeps her going. With stubborn determination, she gets her family to the goldfields of Ballarat. There, harsh conditions, deceit, and rebellion threaten to thwart them… but nothing is going to destroy Esty’s dream. This gripping adventure story by an award-winning Irish writer tells a timeless tale of hope and courage.

 

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Teresa of Calcutta: Serving the Poorest of the Poor
Author – Jeanene D Watson
Bibliographic Data – 172 pages

Description:

Agnes and her family lived in Macedonia in eastern Europe. As a child, Agnes eagerly read letters by missionaries from faraway places. She especially enjoyed the letters from Calcutta, India.

Eventually Agnes arrived in Calcutta where she taught young, well-to-do girls who knew her as Sister Teresa. Unsatisfied, Teresa searched for her calling in life. One day she decided to work with “the poorest of the poor.” When she conducted her first class in a public park, only five street children attended. Despite the hardships, she stayed with the work. She knew that God had sent her to care for these people who had no one else to love them.

Dressed in a simple white sari, with a blue border and a safety pin holding a cross at her left shoulder, Teresa became a familiar sight in the slum streets of Calcutta. She not only helped the poor but became one of them. She told the girls she trained, “We will pattern our lives after their poverty. We are poor by choice. We want to be poor like Christ, who, being rich, chose to be born and live and work among the poor.”

Few people have won the admiration of the world as fully as Teresa of Calcutta. Her story is full of twists and turns, unexpected good fortune, and heartrending decisions. But most of all, her life is alive with the joy of Christian service!

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Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vins
Author – Natasha Vins
Bibliographic Data – 135 pages

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Natasha Vins finds herself caught in a country determined to bully her into denying the existence of God and embracing the State as her head. As a young, school-aged girl, she receives pressure from her teachers to give her unquestioning allegiance to the Soviet State. Since Natasha’s father is a leader in the underground church, anti-Christian sentiments dog her family’s life as well. When Natasha’s father is forced to spend time in hiding and in prison, Natasha looks to her beloved grandmother for spiritual guidance, but in her teens Natasha reaches a spiritual crossroads. In a homeland that demands that she embrace communistic ideals and deny God, will she follow Christ into a life of poverty and hardship, or will she renounce her parents’ Christ for the opportunities and open doors which higher education has to offer?

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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Author – Catherine Thimmesh
Bibliographic Data – 80 pages

Description:

Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstresses who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators.

Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever-the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.

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Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Author – Russell Freedman
Bibliographic Data – 114 pages

Description:

Using his signature clear prose, Freedman draws on personal stories and historical accounts to provide a dramatic overview of how the 381-day resistance to segregated bussing in Montgomery spearheaded the civil rights movement. As you read, you’ll experience what it was like to be there… on the bus and on the street. Along with eloquent accounts of legendary heroes like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, stories of other important activists like Jo Ann Robinson and teenager Claudette Colvin are also included. Readers will find beautifully reproduced black-and-white photos on every two-page spread, including famous pictures as well as a few not often seen. Freedman also provides fully documented chapter notes and an excellent bibliographic essay.

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I Am David
Author – Anne Holm

Bibliographic Data – 239 pages
Description:

David’s entire twelve-year life has been spent in a prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive? David’s extraordinary odyssey is dramatically chronicled in this classic story about the meaning of freedom and the power of hope.

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Candy Bomber
Author – Michael O. Tunnell

Description:

Tunnell brings to life a little-known post-World War II story. What started as a single pilot’s car tour of bombed-out Berlin turned into an international campaign to help lighten the suffering of the children of West Berlin. The time was 1948, and the Soviet Union had closed all land access to the isolated Free World sectors of West Berlin in an attempt to starve the people into accepting Communist rule. On an impulse, a C-54 cargo pilot, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen, shared the only two sticks of gum he had with a group of about 30 children. What started as a somewhat clandestine candy-dropping operation by Halvorsen and his buddies eventually became a USAF-sanctioned operation. As the airlift of food and fuel continued for almost two years, tons of candy were dropped (using tiny parachutes) for the children who waited in the flight path below. The text is liberally illustrated with black-and-white photos, copies of letters, and a diagram of how the flight patterns worked. The book concludes with extensive biographical, historical, and author’s notes. This is a real treat – a World War II title with a happy ending.

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Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman
Author – Wendy Lawton
Bibliographic Data – 160 pages

Description:

Politics don’t matter to 5-year-old Anita Dittman. She only knows that her Aryan father is abandoning her, her Jewish mother, and her sister, Hella. Young Anita Dittman’s world crumbles as Hitler rises to power in Germany, but because she’s a Christian and only half-Jewish, Anita feels sure she and her family are safe from the final solution. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Amid Hitler’s persecution, they’re forced to leave everything they cherish—including each other. Follow Anita’s struggle against Nazi persecution and watch her grow in her relationship with God through the worst of times. Based on a true story of shattered dreams, the nightmare of Nazi Germany, and God’s faithfulness, this young adult historical fiction book is one you’re sure to remember long after the final page.

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Gladys Aylward
Author – Janet and Geoff Benge
Bibliographic Data – 208 pages

Description:

As improbable as it seemed, Gladys Aylward was certain God had called her to China as a missionary. But at the age of twenty-seven, she was dismissed from missionary training school for failing her Bible class. Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart…China! What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.

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War Horse
Author – Michael Morpurgo
Bibliographic Data – 192 pages

Description:

In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

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Angel on the Square
Author – Gloria Whelan
Bibliographic Data – 293 pages

Description:

In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to Empress Alexandra, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses making Russian Tsar Nikolai II and his royal family feel like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya’s once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny. As the world outside begins to enter the palace walls, Katya’s life–along with that of all nobility–changes forever.

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Mama’s Bank Account
Author – Kathryn Forbes, Kathryn N Anderson McLeann
Bibliographic Data – 160 pages

Description:

This is a true story, set as a series of reminiscences, about a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco in the early 1900s. The stories center around the author’s mother, “Mama” – whose character is revealed through favorite family stories in an enjoyable way with plenty of good humor. Mama is shrewd yet completely selfless, has a wonderful grasp of human nature, sees the good in everyone, is quiet yet stubborn, and knows how to get things done in spite of insurmountable odds! Looking through Mama’s eyes at the interesting characters that come into her life is an experience in itself. This is an encouraging book about a remarkable woman who sees life’s possibilities in unique ways.

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Factory Girl
Author – Barbara Greenwood
Bibliographic Data – 136 pages

Description:

The year is 1912, and Emily Watson has every reason to hope that she will complete her 8th-grade education and enter one of the occupations newly opened to women-clerk, nurse, maybe even teacher. That is, until her father’s letters abruptly stop and her family is thrown into poverty. The 12-year-old is forced to seek employment in a sweatshop, snipping garment threads for four dollars a week. At the dingy, overcrowded Acme Garment Factory, Emily Watson stands for eleven hours a day clipping threads from blouses. Every time the boss passes, he shouts at her to snip faster. But if Emily snips too fast, she could ruin the garment and be docked pay. If she works too slowly, she will be fired. She desperately needs this job. Without the four dollars a week it brings, her family will starve. When a reporter arrives, determined to expose the terrible conditions in the factory, Emily finds herself caught between the desperate immigrant girls with whom she works and the hope of change. Emily’s fictional experiences are interwoven with non-fiction sections describing family life in a slum, the fight to improve social conditions, the plight of working children then and now, and much more. Rarely seen archival photos accompany this story of the past as only Barbara Greenwood can tell it.

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God’s Adventurer
Author – Phyllis Thompson
Bibliographic Data – 112 pages

Description:

Hudson Taylor was a teenager when God told him to go to China. Though he was alone, broke and critically ill, he hung on to that goal and to the God who was sending him. Would God be enough? Danger and adventure abound in this true story of a man who dared to risk all he had and place his trust in God. Interest level: junior high age through adult; age 13 and up

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Under the Hawthorn Tree
Author – Marita Conlon-McKenna
Bibliographic Data – 123 pages

Description:

Ireland in the 1840s is in the grip of a terrible famine. When their father and mother go missing in a desperate search for food, the three O’Driscoll children are left to fend for themselves. Their only hope is to find the great-aunts they have heard about in their mother’s stories. Join siblings Eily, Michael, and Peggy on their incredible journey as they overcome tragedy, famine, and poverty to make their way in a dangerous new world.

Author Marita Conlon-McKenna brings to life as never before the Great Famine of 1840’s Ireland. Winner of many awards and accolades, this all-time classic historical fiction book is moving, historically true, and fictionally vivid.

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Genetics & DNA Experiment Kit
Author – Thames & Kosmos
Bibliographic Data – Experiment Kit 2012 Version

Description:

Head into the lab for an in-depth investigation of genetics, the branch of biology focused on heredity and variation in organisms, and DNA, the acid that holds the blueprints for life. See genetic material with your own eyes as you isolate the DNA from a tomato in a test tube. Investigate inheritance and learn how traits are passed down from parents to children. Learn about dominant and recessive genes and play inheritance games to determine how traits will be expressed.

Learn about the biology of reproduction, the components of cells, and how chromosomes are combined and copied. Assemble a model to see the elegant double-stranded helical structure of DNA. Then crack the genetic code and find out how the different parts, called nucleotides, fit together. Analyze DNA evidence to identify suspects and solve a crime. Breed your own bacteria colony to experiment with survival of the fittest. Read about how mutation affects genes and how scientists clone plants and animals. This experiment kit includes a full-color, 48-page manual with step-by-step directions for experiments/activities and explanations. Experiments will be scheduled in the Missions to Modern Marvels guide.

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Evolution: The Grand Experiment Episode 1
Author – Carl Wener
Bibliographic Data – DVD

Description:

Filmed in 3 continents and seven countries over a 12-year period, the DVD series has highlights from 12 dig sites, 60 museums, and many universities. Narrated by Andres Williams of London, this Hollywood-style production has a feel of a television documentary. This first episode coincides with Volume 1 of Evolution: The Grand Experiment, and is designed to be viewed as a supplement to the teacher’s manual. This episode documents many misleading museum displays, science magazine articles, and television documentaries including “dinosaurs with feathers,” “walking whales,” and “flying dinosaurs.” Bonus materials include an interview with author Dr. Carl Werner and a discussion on flying reptiles (Pterosaurs). This DVD will be scheduled in the Missions to Modern Marvels guide in conjunction with the readings and discussions from Evolution: The Grand Experiment.

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Evolution: The Grand Experiment: The Quest for an Answer – Teacher’s Manual
Author – Carl Wener
Bibliographic Data – 255 pages

Description:

A thorough study of the current evidence both for and against the theory of evolution is timely. This Teacher’s Manual is designed for student from grades 7-12 (and adults) and is intended to accompany the book Evolution: The Grand Experiment. Expertise in the theory of evolution is not required to teach this specific study. As one of the most controversial topics of our day, it is appropriate for home educators to address this issue, and advantageous for students to be part of this important discussion. Discussions between parent and student will be scheduled in the Missions to Modern Marvels guide using the questions contained in the Evolution: The Grand Experiment Teacher’s Manual. The Teacher’s Manual also contains quizzes, which will be assigned as part of the study.

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Evolution: The Grand Experiment – The Quest for an Answer
Author – Carl Werner
Bibliographic Data – 262 glossy full-color pages, indexed, hardcover. (Student Book)

Description:

“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” -Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

“Darwin’s book on evolution admitted that ‘intermediate links’ were ‘perhaps the most obvious and serious objection to the theory’ of evolution. He recognized that the fossils collected by scientists prior to 1859 did not correspond with his theory of evolution, but he predicted that his theory would be confirmed as more and more fossils were found. One hundred and fifty years later, Evolution: The Grand Experiment critically examines the viability of Darwin’s theory”– [p. 4] of the text.

Pointing out the numerous mistakes that have been made in the 150 years since Darwin’s Origin of Species was published, Werner examines the still-missing links in the fossil record. Chapters cover spontaneous generation, acquired characteristics, natural selections and chance mutations, the fossil record, and the formation of proteins and amino acids. Evolution: The Grand Experiment takes the unusual step of bringing together scientists on both sides of this cultural divide to present their findings. The reader is allowed to make up his or her mind as to which view is supported by the evidence. Intended for a general audience, the book is comprehensive, easy to read, and the conclusions are startling. Bright, bold photographs; short, clear paragraphs; and easy-to-understand chapters fill this glossy, colorful text. It is a book that will challenge your views and demand a verdict!

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Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
Author – Robert Cwiklik
Bibliographic Data – 80 pages

Description:

This series introduces young, inquisitive readers to the world’s greatest scientific thinkers and the challenges they faced. Einstein’s astonishing theory of relativity transformed every aspect of physics–from the study of atoms to the study of stars. Here his “Theory of Relativity” is explained in simple, accurate language that even younger readers can comprehend.

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Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi
Author – Laura Fermi
Bibliographic Data – 277 pages

Description:

Combining intellectual biography and social history, Laura Fermi traces her husband Enrico Fermi’s career from his childhood, when he taught himself physics, through his rise in the Italian university system concurrent with the rise of fascism, to his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1938, which offered a perfect opportunity to flee the country without arousing official suspicion, and his odyssey to the United States. The Fermi’s emigration to the United States in the 1930’s was part of the widespread movement of scientists from Europe to the New World that was so important to the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. This highly readable and narrative account of the life of scientist Enrico Fermi will help you better understand the world and the times in which he lived and worked.

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The Elements: Ingredients of the Universe
Author – Ellen McHenry
Bibliographic Data – Hard Copy & CD

Description:

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry, combining “meaty” content with whimsical humor. The text is kid-friendly without being patronizing. (Students will love the Atomic Chef!) The coursebook contains all the information students need to know, so there is no extra teaching required by the adult administering the program. No previous knowledge of chemistry is required! Pencil and paper activities, hands-on activities and experiments, and specific safe websites to visit are included. All of these activities provide high-quality learning– they are not “fluff.” The overall theme of the curriculum is cooking and recipes, using cooking to explain chemistry concepts. The curriculum is intended to prepare students for high school chemistry.

Topics covered: The definition of an element, the structure of an atom, the invention of the Periodic Table by Mendeleyev, chemical formulas, electron orbitals and shells, the octet rule, arrangement of elements on the Periodic Table, atomic bonding (covalent, ionic and metallic), plus an up-close look at the families on the table: alkali metals, alkali earth metals, transition metals, true metals, non-metals, halogens, noble gases, and lanthanides and actinides.

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Chemistry C500 Experiment Kit
Author – Thames & Kosmos
Bibliographic Data – 2012 Kit Version

Description:

Chemistry C500 takes you on an introductory tour of chemistry with 28 classic experiments. Learn about reactions between solids, liquids, and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Make fizzy and foamy reactions. Write messages with invisible ink. Investigate metals and salts in electrochemical experiments with a 9-volt battery (not included). Learn for yourself how chemistry goes far beyond textbooks and laboratories to explain occurrences that happen around us every day. The 48-page, full-color experiment manual gives straight-forward instructions for setting up and performing each experiment, and then clear explanations of what happened and why.

This kit is ideal for students who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced chemistry set. It is suitable for independent use by children in grades 7 on up, however the chemicals contained in the kit will need to be used in accordance with the warnings and cautions provided in the opening pages of the experiment manual. Experiments will be scheduled in the Missions to Modern Marvels guide.

$12.95
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Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium
Author – Ann Steinke
Bibliographic Data – 128 pages

Description:

This series introduces young, inquisitive readers to the world’s greatest scientific thinkers and the challenges they faced. Their achievements, which came through personal dedication and sacrifice, have made profound changes in the world.

This is the story of Marie Curie, a brilliant woman of science who unveiled the mysteries of the element radium. Her discovery pioneered exciting research in the field of radioactivity.

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Exploring the World of Chemistry: From Ancient Metals to High-Speed Computers
Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – 142 pages

Description:

Chemistry is an amazing branch of science that affects us every day, yet few people realize it, or even give it much thought. Without chemistry, there would be nothing made of plastic, there would be no rubber tires, no tin cans, no televisions, no microwave ovens, or something as simple as wax paper.

This book presents an exciting and intriguing tour through the realm of chemistry as each chapter unfolds with facts and stories about the discoveries and discoverers. With a flair for telling biographical sketches of famous scientists, Tiner also provides students with a solid foundation for understanding the crucial purposes of chemistry.

This engaging history of chemistry covers some of the most important discoveries, from hydrogen to metal alloys, from electricity to snowflakes. Chapters focus on some of the most famous scientists who discovered these principles. Photos and interesting sidebars provide additional information.

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United States History Atlas
Description:

This invaluable collection of attractive, full-color historical maps is designed to be easy-to-read, informative, detailed and accurate. These carefully selected maps provide coverage of the United States during the historical time period studied in Missions to Modern Marvels. If you previously used Revival to Revolution, you will already own this resource and will not need to purchase it.

What in the World? Volume 3
Author – Diana Waring
Bibliographic Data – – 4 CD Set

Description:

Part three of Diana Waring’s popular audio-tour through history, this set of CD’s features an overview of modern history. Uncover the secrets behind charismatic world leaders who gave birth to scientific advancement, religious freedom, and racial reconciliation, as well as those who fostered revolutions, warfare, and/or tyrannical ideologies. Presented from a Biblical worldview, students will be taught history as a series of God-directed events that move both men and nations towards their destiny in Jesus Christ.

Tracks covering the Balkan Wars, WWI, the Axis powers, Jewish Palestine, Pearl Harbor, WWII, Communism, the state of Israel, and the present times will be used in this guide. If you previously used Revival to Revolution, you will already own this resource and will not need to purchase it. 4 audio CD’s for grades 5-12.

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What in the World? Volume 3
Author – Diana Waring
Bibliographic Data – – 4 CD Set

Description:

Part three of Diana Waring’s popular audio-tour through history, this set of CD’s features an overview of modern history. Uncover the secrets behind charismatic world leaders who gave birth to scientific advancement, religious freedom, and racial reconciliation, as well as those who fostered revolutions, warfare, and/or tyrannical ideologies. Presented from a Biblical worldview, students will be taught history as a series of God-directed events that move both men and nations towards their destiny in Jesus Christ.

Tracks covering the Balkan Wars, WWI, the Axis powers, Jewish Palestine, Pearl Harbor, WWII, Communism, the state of Israel, and the present times will be used in this guide. If you previously used Revival to Revolution, you will already own this resource and will not need to purchase it. 4 audio CD’s for grades 5-12.

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United States History Atlas
Description:

This invaluable collection of attractive, full-color historical maps is designed to be easy-to-read, informative, detailed and accurate. These carefully selected maps provide coverage of the United States during the historical time period studied in Missions to Modern Marvels. If you previously used Revival to Revolution, you will already own this resource and will not need to purchase it.

Recommended: Individual State Study (once weekly) Link: https://www.statehistory.net/

Note: Purchase your individual state booklet, lesson plans, and notebook

$19.95
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The Big Book of Presidents
Author – Nancy J Hajeski
Bibliographic Data – 144 pages
Description:

The president has been the figurehead of the United States since the time when our country was a small band of thirteen fledgling colonies until its current position as a world superpower. The forty-four leaders of our nation have had fascinating, exciting, and sometimes scandalous lives. The Big Book of Presidents illustrates each president’s journey to the White House through facts, anecdotes, illustrations, photographs, inspirational quotes, and more!

Find out which president had a faithful dog named Fala, who was the only unmarried president, and which president’s daughter carried around her pet snake in the White House in this fun and fascinating overview of our country’s leaders.

Bestselling author Nancy J. Hajeski not only provides engaging information about each president, but also includes timelines of US and world events that place each president’s term in office in a historical context. She also provides useful facts about the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, presidential assassinations, the first ladies, the vice presidents, and more to help broaden kids’ understanding of our government and the president’s role within in. With updated information on President Barack Obama, this is the perfect introduction to the lives and characters of the US presidents.

$14.98
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The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents – DVD
Author – History Channel
Bibliographic Data – DVD – Approximate Running Time – 6 Hours
Description:

America’s unique form of democracy separates power among three branches of government: the legislative, judicial and executive. The President of the United States, who heads the executive branch, holds the position that most embodies the aspirations of the American people. Join HISTORY(R) for a fresh perspective on how the Oval Office has evolved over the past 200 years through stories about and learn about the 43 men who have served as Commander in Chief — from George Washington to Barack Obama. This 6-hour miniseries concentrates on the ebbs and flows of presidential power and responsibilities as each of America’s leaders deal with the events, expectations and challenges of his time.

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President Student Notebook Pages
Author – Carrie Austin; Graphic Design – Merlin DeBoer
Description:

These full-color notebook pages were specially made to accompany the presidential research component in Missions to Modern Marvels. The pages come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a binder and include an image of each president and places to record information about his life and presidency. Students will be required to use two different resources for information on the life of each president. Scheduled resources include The Presidents DVD series and Our Presidents: Their Lives and Stories. High school students may wish to add a third resource of their own choosing to gain yet another perspective on the lives of the presidents. Each student is required to have his/her own set of President Student Notebook pages to complete the study.

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Nature Drawing and Journaling
Author – Barry Stebbing
Bibliographic Data – 127 pages

Description:

Award-winning artist Barry Stebbing shares 40 years’ worth of insights on studying nature and keeping a nature journal. Full-color illustrations, inspirational quotes, journal entries, and copies of Stebbing’s own journal will have you making your own Charlotte-Mason style nature journal in no time. Clear instructions, poignant reflections, and space for your work are provided in this spiral-bound softcover book. Also included are over 47 nature-related art lessons to guide your student in learning to sketch and appreciate the outdoors. Art lessons and nature journal sessions are scheduled twice weekly for the student to enjoy in Missions to Modern Marvels. The nature-themed poetry of Wordsworth, Longfellow, and Whitman is scheduled once weekly to enhance the nature journal sessions.

$39.00
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Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?
Author – John Hay, David Webb
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 256 full-color pages

Description:

What gives a person value? What provides purpose for a life? Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? helps students understand what it means to be made in the image of God. Each lesson in the book features an introduction to the main topic, learning objectives, a narrative story, thought-provoking questions, important vocabulary words, two Bible memory verses, interesting interdisciplinary topics, Godly character traits for students to demonstrate, a prayer, and a worldview portion. The worldview sections provide a youth’s perspective on being a Muslim, a Mormon, a New Age spiritualist, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Communist, etc., allowing students to see the difference between these belief systems and Christianity. Probing questions help students think through how various religions compare to what God tells us in His Word. This study will result in many terrific, and very needed, discussions with our children about how to live a life devoted to our Lord. It will also address many questions about self-image and how to glorify the Lord with our lives.

This study is scheduled for the parent to work through with the student twice weekly in the Missions to Modern MarvelsTeacher’s Guide. One of the huge benefits of moving the child’s history and science readings to being done independently, as Charlotte Mason definitely advocated, is that it opens up our teaching time to be spent in training our children’s characters, hearts, and minds. So, we use a discussion-based focus, rather than a notebooking focus for this study, as the topics automatically lead to personal and timely discussions with your teens! Plus, in the middle school and high school years, it is so important to keep a dialogue flowing between parent and child on important topics that matter for eternity, and this study will help you do that! This is a beautiful study with terrific life applications, and we are excited to schedule it in our guide.

This book focuses on:

Link to Table of Contents Link to Sample Chapter

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Hymns for a Kid’s Heart Vol. 2
Author – Joni Eareckson Tada & Bobbie Wolgemuth
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 96 full-color pages; included CD

Description:

This book and CD set has everything your students need, to learn twelve of the greatest hymns ever composed. The words of these hymns reveal the depth of God’s character, provide hope in the dark times, and give us reasons to celebrate. And because these hymns are an introduction to the God who loves us and provides for each day’s needs, these words will remain in our hearts forever. This method of hymn-singing fits very well with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of hymn study. Students are scheduled to use the book and CD set as part of their daily quiet time. This beautiful, full-color hardback edition with accompanying music CD is published by Heart of Dakota.

STUDENTS WILL:

Note: This set includes a professional, fully orchestrated CD with beautiful children’s voices singing along with Joni and Bobbie.

Included Hymns:

  1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  2. Fairest Lord Jesus
  3. To God Be the Glory
  4. Trust and Obey
  5. Wonderful Words of Life
  6. Onward, Christian Soldiers
  7. When We All Get to Heaven (full song)
  8. We’re Marching to Zion
  9. Like a River Glorious
  10. God of Our Fathers
  11. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  12. My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

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Explorer’s Bible Study: Quest – Faith at Work
Author – Marni Shideler McKenzie and Nancy S. Bridges
Bibliographic Data – 231 pages (consumable workbook)
Description:

This in-depth Bible study is designed for students in grades 7-12 to do independently. This is a study of Romans, Galatians, and James in which students read all of these three books of the Bible as part of the study. Lessons are broken down into daily sections. Questions are provided for the student to help him/her understand what the Bible says, what the passage means, and how to apply the reading to his/her life. Map studies are included, so the student can better understand the geography of the lesson.

The goal of each lesson is for students to think, evaluate, understand, and apply what God is communicating through His Word. Notes are provided after each lesson to solidify Biblical truths and principles and to help give students a deeper understanding of what they have read. Any Bible version can be used with this thought-provoking study. Memorization of all of Romans chapter 12 and James chapter 4 will be paired with this study, as students memorize a verse or two each week until both of these chapters are memorized. Students will also work on using personal application in their prayers as they pray through the parts of prayer each week (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication). Each student needs his/her own copy of the Student Book. Link to see inside the study

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Common Sense Business for Kids
Author – Kathryn Daniels
Bibliographic Data – 63 pages

Description:

What does it take to be successful in business? Anthony Maybury used to think that in order to be successful in business one must know how to put complex theories into practice. He thought that success required knowledge of advanced mathematics, inventory management equations, and whiz-bang marketing techniques. But, he made some interesting discoveries. He came to realize that the greatest contributor to his business success was found in life experiences, not textbooks. Mr. Maybury said his business strategy was just “plain old common sense.” But, through years observing others in the business world, he realized that his common sense business strategy was not so common after all.

Through a series of interviews, author Kathryn Daniels collected dozens of Anthony Maybury’s anecdotes and common sense strategies about what it takes to be successful in business. The result is a collaboration to benefit and encourage kids interested in entering the business world; but Maybury’s wisdom is ageless. Using practical judgment derived from experience rather than study, and using real-world examples, Anthony Maybury explains common sense realities behind basic business principles, including: fixed and variable costs, market potential, research, price strategies, inventory management, salesmanship, and management techniques. Mr. Maybury discusses characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur, manager, or employee. Mr. Maybury comments: “I hope the ‘common sense’ I share with you will be beneficial as you embark on your own career, that it helps you appreciate the value in being aware, of looking at things from multiple perspectives, and of being ready to adapt. I hope you see that even though success in business may seem complicated, it’s really just ‘common sense.’ ”

This book explains common sense strategies behind basic business principles with gems of wisdom for the businessperson (young or experienced) conveyed through real-life stories and anecdotes. Though written with young people in mind, this book is engaging and beneficial for adults as well. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently. An economic principle learned from the reading is recorded in the Student Notebook each week.

Contents:

  1. Business: It’s All About Common Sense
  2. The Biggest Cause of Business Failure
  3. Operating Costs: There is More to Business Than What You Pay for the Product
  4. Market Potential: Two Isn’t Always Better Than One
  5. More About Markets: The Perfect Fit
  6. Research, Research, and More Research
  7. How Much Does It Cost?
  8. Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
  9. Change With the Times
  10. Needs Versus Wants
  11. Business is Hands-On
  12. Inventory
  13. The Employee, the Employer, and the Entrepreneur
  14. Salesmanship
  15. Deciding Which Business to Go Into
  16. The Other Stuff You Need to Know
  17. There is No “Final Answer”

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Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Author – Richard J. Maybury
Bibliographic Data – 159 pages Richard J. Maybury

Description:

This clear book about economic principles is written in a narrative style as a series of letters from “Uncle Eric”. Historic events like the stock market crash in the United States will have you counting your pennies as you learn about recession, inflation, the demand for money, government spending, investment cycles, velocity, and more! Recommended by the late William Simon, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, this is an essential book for every student, businessperson and investor. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently. An economic principle learned from the reading is recorded in the Student Notebook each week.

Table of Contents:

  1. Money: Coins and Paper
  2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us
  3. Inflation
  4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender
  5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing Presses
    Big Mac Index
  6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls
  7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and Recessions
    Boom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War
  8. Fast Money
    History Repeats
  9. Getting Rich Quick
  10. The Boom and Bust Cycle
  11. How Much is a Trillion?
    The Roaring 90’s
    Federal Debt Chart
  12. What’s So Bad About the Federal Debt?
    An Interesting Exercise
    One Reason Governments Spend So Much
  13. Summary What Happened in 2008?
    The Unknown Shakeout
  14. Where Do We Go From Here?
  15. Natural Law and Economic Prosperity
    Nations and Legal Systems

Appendix:

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Map Trek
CD for Missions to Modern Marvels

Map Trek Printable CD (customized to time period)
Author – Terri Johnson
Bibliographic Data – Printable CD

Description:

Description and samples from the publisher’s website:
Here’s what the Map Trek CD provides:

  1. Each full color teacher’s answer map will help you tremendously. See the provided sample.
  2. Unlabeled student maps for your child to color and label are provided. Notice a few key features on this map. There is a slight shading on the ocean/water areas to help your child determine which parts of the map are land and which are water. BUT the shading is minimal so as not to interfere with your child’s creative coloring process AND not to use much ink when printing from your printer.
  3. Lesson Plans help you know what to assign to each of your children at their various stages of learning. The Missions to Modern Marvel’s Teacher’s Guide schedules these mapping exercises in conjunction with the history readings and tells your student when to use each map.Here is a full list of maps that are included on this special printable CD of Map Trek produced for Heart of Dakota by the publisher.
    • USA (Jim Crow Laws/Right to Vote)
    • USA (Major Centers of Immigration)
    • World Empires 1900
    • The Balkan Wars
    • World War I (map 1)
    • World War I (map 2)
    • The Russian Revolution
    • The Division of Ireland
    • Europe, Post WWI
    • Iberian Peninsula
    • Famous Early Flights (Lindbergh/Earhart)
    • The Great Depression
    • Totalitarianism
    • China and Japan at War
    • The Baltic States
    • World War II (map 1 – Europe)
    • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    • World War II (map 2 – S. Pacific)
    • Italy and the Balkan Peninsula
    • The Growth of Communism
    • Independence for India
    • The Middle East
    • The Nation of Israel
    • The Cold War
    • The Korean War
    • The Vietnam War
    • The Wars in Asia
    • Indonesia
    • New Zealand
    • Cuba
    • The Gulf War
    • 9/11 – Attack on the U.S.
    • Conflict in Iraq

    Completed maps will be filed within the Missions to Modern Marvels Student Notebook.

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Draw and Write Through History: Invention, Exploration, and War: The 20th Century
Author – Carylee Gressman

Bibliographic Data – Full color, 64 pages
Description:

Take your children on an exciting journey through time as you draw and write your way through history! Learn how to draw a Model T, the Titanic, a penguin, a seal, a World War I soldier, a U-boat, the Red Baron’s plane, Amelia Earhart, the Golden Gate Bridge, a Sherman Tank, Winston Churchill, Mount Rushmore, a jaguar, a macaw, Martin Luther King Jr., Apollo 11, and a space shuttle. Full-color drawings are shown with step-by-step illustrations within the book. History-related, cursive copywork passages are also included. Books are not consumable. Drawing exercises are scheduled to correspond with the history readings in Missions to Modern Marvels and are drawn in the Mission to Modern Marvels: Student Notebook.

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Book of Great American Speeches for Young People
Author – Suzanne McIntire
Bibliographic Data – 292 pages

Description:

The history of the United States has been characterized by fervent idealism, intense struggle, and radical change. And for every critical, defining moment in American history, there were those whose impassioned voices rang out, clear and true, and whose words compelled the minds and hearts of all who heard them. When Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have a dream,” Americans listened and were profoundly affected. Speeches such as this stand today as testaments to this great nation made up of individuals with bold ideas and unshakeable convictions.

This book includes over 100 speeches by U.S. Presidents, African American leaders, abolitionists, women’s suffrage and labor activists, writers, athletes, and others from all walks of life; featuring inspiring and unforgettable speeches by such notable speakers as: Sojourner Truth – Susan B. Anthony – Mother Jones – Lou Gehrig – Franklin D. Roosevelt – Albert Einstein – Pearl S. Buck – Langston Hughes – John F. Kennedy – Martin Luther King Jr. – and many more.

These are the voices that shaped our history. They are powerful, moving, and, above all else, uniquely American. Note: Missions to Modern Marvels begins using this book with speeches from 1890 forward. The speeches in this book are either scheduled for the student to read independently or for use in once-weekly Socratic discussions with the parent.

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Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Missions to Modern Marvels
Author – Carrie Austin, Design – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided

Description:

Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Missions to Modern Marvels come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are beautifully designed to provide a permanent keepsake for your student(s). A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. Students are instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the plans of Missions to Modern Marvels. This helps organize student’s work to create a visually appealing portfolio of assignments from the student’s study of this time period.

Entries within the full-color notebook include keeping a timeline, writing narrations, copying portions of famous historical speeches, studying and labeling period memorabilia, completing Draw and Write Through History sketches and copywork, connecting historical photographs with the history readings, basic note-taking and outlining, typing of oral narrations by parent as student narrates, reading primary source documents, labeling historical maps, summarizing economic principles, and referring to any needed project helps. Students file their full-color maps from Map Trek in the notebook as well. Each student needs his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

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Great Events in American History
Author – Rebecca Price Janney
Bibliographic Data – 175 pages

Description:

From the Spanish-American War in 1898 to the terrible events of September 11, 2001—learning what happened on important dates helps us better understand the world in which we live! Packed with brief, compelling accounts of historic happenings, Janney’s resource offers glimpses of God at work in seemingly “secular” events. The historical significance behind each included date is explained in a two to four page chapter. What sets this book apart is that the events are placed into the context of God’s kingdom, conveying this through anecdotes and excerpts from speeches and sermons taken from the time period covered in each chapter. For example, the D-Day (1944) chapter includes President Roosevelt’s prayer for the soldiers and their families.

Some of the other events covered in this book are the San Francisco Earthquake (1906), Wright Brothers’ First Flight (1903), Sinking of the Titanic (1912), World War I (1914-18), Stock Market Crash (1929), Pearl Harbor (1941), Brown vs. Board of Education (1945), Hiroshima (1945), Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955), Sputnik (1957), Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), Assassination of J.F.K. (1963), Tet Offensive (1968), Assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy (1968), Man Walks on the Moon (1969), Shootings at Kent State University (1970), President Nixon in Russia and China (1972), Nixon Resigns (1974), Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1981), The Challenger Disaster (1986), Fall of Soviet Communism (1989), Persian Gulf War (1990-1991), Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), and September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001). Rather than a dry recounting of historical facts and figures, these stories will draw the reader into a fascinating account of major happenings that convey what happened from both a temporal and eternal perspective. Bibliographical references are provided at the end of each chapter. Note: Missions to Modern Marvels begins using this book with events from 1890 forward. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

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Hero Tales Vol. III
Author – Dave & Neta Jackson
Bibliographic Data – 192 pages

Description:

Hero Tales Vol. II and Vol. III are being specially reprinted for Heart of Dakota with permission from the authors. These volumes are too good to be missed and are great for rereading, time and time again. Plus, any unused stories will fit well in the Biography genre of Drawn into the Heart of Reading, so none will be wasted. See the description for Volume II for more detailed information. Here is a list of the heroes that the students will be reading about in Vol. III: Mary McLeod Bethune, Brother Andrew, George Washington Carver, Jonathan & Rosalind Goforth, Billy Graham, Betty Greene, Clarence Jones, Gordon McLean, Lottie Moon, Luis Palau, Rochunga Pudaite, Mother Teresa, and Charles Albert Tindley. For each person within the volume, an introduction and 3 stories are typically included. All are narrative and unforgettable! It is our prayer and hope that these stories will challenge your students to live out their Christian faith in their everyday lives beginning right where they are planted. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Link to Table of Contents

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Hero Tales – Vol. II
Author – Dave & Neta Jackson
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 192 pages

Description:

This volume contains true, character-building stories about Christian heroes. Written to introduce students to models of Christian virtue, each tale will inspire and encourage them to be heroes for Christ. Each chapter includes a highlighted character trait, appropriate Scripture, the story, and several follow-up questions about the tale. While the Hero Tales volumes are written in a larger font and give the appearance of being appropriate for a young audience, we find that the stories in Volumes II and III are often filled with persecution and difficult issues that are much better suited for an older, more mature audience. The tales are often inspiring in spite of hardships suffered and are faith building. When interwoven within the chronology of the thread of history in Missions to Modern Marvels, these tales will provide students with true heroes as seen in God’s eyes. We will use many of the stories, but not all, of both volumes of Hero Tales II and III (with the exception of some stories from time periods that we have already covered in previous guides).

Hero Tales Vol. II and Vol. III are being specially reprinted for Heart of Dakota with permission from the authors. These volumes are too good to be missed and are great for rereading, time and time again. Plus, any unused stories will fit well in the Biography genre of Drawn into the Heart of Reading, so none will be wasted. Here is a list of the heroes that the students will be reading about in Vol. II: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Elliot, Festo Kivengere, Eric Liddell, Watchman Nee, John Perkins, Amanda Smith, Corrie Ten Boom, and Cameron Townsend. For each person within the volume, an introduction and 3 stories are typically included. All are narrative and unforgettable! It is our prayer and hope that these stories will challenge your students to live out their Christian faith in their everyday lives beginning right where they are planted. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Link to Sample

Link to Table of Contents

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All American History Volume 2: The Civil War to the 21st Century
Author – Celeste W. Rakes
Bibliographic Data – 557 pages

Description:

All American History Volume II is written in a comfortable, factual style that is designed to be engaging. Containing hundreds of pictures and dozens of maps, this book of American history helps students travel back in time to experience America’s past. This volume coordinates well with the world history focus of Story of the World Vol. 4 and is further enhanced by the use of Hero Tales IIand III, Rescue and Redeem, and Great Events in American History. All American History examines important events from the Civil War to 2001 including the atmosphere in which the events occurred and their impact on the future of America. Learn about the latter half of American history with units on Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, World War I & II, The Great Depression, The Cold War and more! Looking at the past through a distinctly Christian lens, All American History brings America’s story to life for students in grades 7-12. Note: Missions to Modern Marvels omits the first 10 lessons and begins using this volume at Lesson 11. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Link to Table of Contents and to see inside.

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Story of the World, Vol. 4: The Modern Age
Author – Susan Wise Bauer
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 512 pages

Description:

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this volume weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events between the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas-find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. The Story of the World includes stories of each continent and people group and is illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps. The readings in this book are combined with readings from All American History Vol. II, Hero Tales II and III, Rescue and Redeem, and Great Events in American History to provide a fuller look at American history in conjunction with world history and to gain a fuller picture of world history that includes Christian heroes from around the world too. Note: Missions to Modern Marvels omits the first 11 chapters and begins using this volume at Chapter 12. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.


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Rescue and Redeem: Volume 5 Chronicles of the Modern Church
Author – Mindy and Brandon Withrow
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 251 pages

Description:

As the modern world exploded with rapid changes- in transportation, in communication, in manufacturing- people around the globe faced overwhelming new challenges. As Christians arrived for the first time in other countries, they realized that being a Christian was about living out the gospel in every culture. And they realized that great injustice was everywhere! So they met the challenges of modern life with new ways of communicating Christ’s ancient gospel. Men like Hudson Taylor and women like Pandita Ramabai set out to rescue God’s global people and redeem them to new life in Christ. Read the stories of the Japanese samurai who traded his sword for a Bible and the Hawaiian princess whose faith strengthened her to defend her nation. Discover the German and Ugandan pastors who stood up to murderous dictators. Get to know the teacher in India who rescued child widows and the writer in Britain who created a world in a wardrobe. Stories about Dwight Moody, John Ross, Samuel Moffett, Princess Ka’iulani, Marianna Slocum, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis, and Janani Luwum are also included. Extra features look at the modern church, missions in a modern world, living the “golden rule”, big moments in modern Christianity, and other modern Christians. This book is scheduled for the student to read independently.

Teacher’s Guide
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Hearts for Him Through Time: Missions to Modern Marvels was written with the goals of providing academic instruction that will solidly prepare your child in the skills needed for higher level learning; planning for discussions about deeper heart issues as students dig into God’s Word; training your child in independent work skills while still providing accountability in all subject areas; developing a Biblical worldview of self-image that will help your student seek God’s purpose and strive to live according to Scripture; and combining together an exciting, yet balanced, mix of living books and resources to prepare your child for a new stage of learning.

The Missions to Modern Marvels Teacher’s Guide provides a year’s worth of daily plans filled with meaningful discussions, readings, activities, experiments, projects, and notebooking, without all of the planning and preparation that these types of lessons usually require. Straight-forward daily plans are provided on each two-page spread. On the left side of the plans, a variety of short, systematic daily lessons and activities are designed to coordinate with the readings from living history “spines” in order to bring history to life. On the right side of the plans, a Biblical study of self-image, Charlotte Mason-style nature journaling, poetry, a Bible quiet time, daily hymn singing, math, science, and all areas of language arts are scheduled for you, allowing you to do the subjects in any order. These plans require little or no preparation and use only materials you’re likely to have on hand. This guide is written for students ages 12-14 with extensions provided for 9th and 10th graders.

Integrated Physics and Chemistry (Full Course Kit)
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Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – 12 chapters of text, 12 activity books, a printed answer key, and a Teacher Resource Kit (on CD)

Optional: Additional or replacement IPC Activities Books (set of 12) – $77.40 (Add to Cart)

Description:

To better explain our science selections for the geography guide, I’ll first share a bit about our overall science plan for high school. Our overall plan at this time is to recommend the following sequence for science in high school:

Freshman: Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Sophomore: Biology including anatomy in the course (with Health as an additional semester course sophomore year)
Junior: Chemistry
Senior: Physics

While you can certainly follow a different science path if desired, this particular sequence does have its advantages. This is because it is wise to have some chemistry before biology and also many states require some sort of physical science on the high school transcript (along with biology and chemistry), which makes it is wise to consider how to gain the needed physical science credit (whether the student takes physics or not). Since not all future careers require students to take physics, taking an Integrated Physics and Chemistry course as a freshman fulfills the physical science requirement and frees the student from having to take physics (unless desired) later.

This science path also allows students the option, during their senior year, of taking a field-related science (i.e. marine biology, advanced chemistry, anatomy, advanced biology, etc.) instead of physics. So, we like the options that this particular science sequence offers, as it allows for science decisions to be made as the child progresses through high school and gains a better idea of what he/she may be doing in the future. For those who are unsure of their future career path, the science sequence we’ve listed above will provide the student with a solid science path that will be excellent preparation for any field.

Integrated Physics and Chemistry contains 12 chapters totaling 742 pages of physics and chemistry related-topics. There are 180 individual readings in the course, each taking up 4-5 pages. All 12 chapters of the text are scheduled, resulting in 1-2 readings a day on most days. The font-size of the pages makes for easier reading and the text is illustrated in black and white. The content coverage is very solid, as you can imagine with this many pages of text!

Scope and Sequence (PDF)

This course is written by John Hudson Tiner, who has an incredible gift for writing about science in a narrative, living way. Tiner writes about the lives of the scientists and the problems they sought to solve, which also makes his writing very biographical. He is the author of Exploring Planet EarthExploring the World of Medicine, and Exploring the World of Chemistry, which were scheduled in previous Heart of Dakota guides. His writing style fits very well with Charlotte Mason’s definition of a living book, meaning a book written by a single author who is passionate about his subject matter and is able to make the study of that topic (or time period) come alive through his/her storylike writing. Living books are also easier to narrate from.

Integrated Physics and Chemistry Text Sample (PDF)

12 accompanying activity books are scheduled as follow-ups to the readings. These activity books utilize multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, vocabulary, and short answer type questions.

Integrated Physics and Chemistry Activity Sample (PDF)

The publisher mentions that two credits could be awarded for the 12 chapters of coursework, with one credit for intro. to physics and another credit for intro. to chemistry. After having our own oldest son do all 12 chapters of the IPC course as a freshman, we feel with the time it took to complete the course that awarding only 1 credit is more in alignment with typical high school standards. We plan for science to take approximately 60 min. or less each day in our geography guide (with potentially longer days when labs are combined with readings).

Since Tiner’s text does not include labwork, in order to include a lab component we have incorporated the MicroPhySci Kit into the readings. This kit’s description can be found below this course’s description.

MicroPhySci Kit (2nd edition)

$169.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Quality Science Labs
Bibliographic Data – 10 Chemicals, 55 different types of equipment, 207 page lab manual, a 62 page teacher’s answer guide (all in a convenient storage box)
Optional: Additional Lab Manual: $24.95 (Add to Cart)

Publisher’s Description:

The MicroPhySci Kit 2nd Edition includes a 207 page manual with 36 lab experiments. The included manual explains each experiment covering:

Goals – The goals section outlines the major learning areas of the experiment.

Background – The background would be equivalent to a short lecture on the theory of the experiment.

Materials and Equipment – Get the mentioned equipment out of the kit and you are ready to go. Any items not included in the kit like ice, sugar, hot water, etc. are mentioned in this area, as well as at the beginning of each experiment.

Procedure – Just follow the step-by-step procedure to do the experiment. Instructions are clearly explained making it easy for students, homeschool parents, and teachers/instructors.

Results – Students answer questions in the results area. This gives students a better understanding as well as a record of their completion.

The MicroPhySci Kit is designed to make teaching and preparation very convenient for the student. It contains all materials necessary except for a few common household items. The kit contains sufficient materials to do every experiment five times.

Lab Experiments:

  1. Scientific Investigation
  2. Metric Measurements
  3. Extremely Large Measurements, The Solar System
  4. Density
  5. Motion
  6. Newton’s Second Law
  7. Friction
  8. Impulse and Momentum
  9. Energy
  10. Work and Power
  11. A Lever: A Simple Machine
  12. Pulleys
  13. Weight of a Car
  14. Buoyancy
  15. Thermal Energy and Diffusion
  16. Electrostatics
  17. Electrical Circuits
  18. Magnetism
  19. Sound Waves
  20. Light Waves
  21. Musical Instruments
  22. Visible Light Spectrum
  23. Plane Mirrors and Mirror Applications
  24. Convex Lenses
  25. Nuclear Decay Simulation
  26. Percentage of Oxygen in Air
  27. Chemical Reactions
  28. Enthalpy of Reaction
  29. Electrolysis of Water
  30. Parts Per Million
  31. Solution Concentration
  32. Freezing Point Depression
  33. Acids, Bases, and Indicators
  34. Comparing Antacids
  35. Carbon Chemistry
  36. Organic Chemistry: The Chemistry of Life

Note: Each lab experiment listed above is scheduled in the World Geography guide to coordinate with John Hudson Tiner’s Integrated Chemistry and Physics text.

Essentials in Writing: Grade 10 Curriculum
List Price – $67.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Matthew Stephens
Bibliographic Data – 3 Disk DVD Set and print copy of Student Book

Optional: Essentials in Writing: Grade 10 Student Book (for additional students)
List Price – $32.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Matthew Stephens
Bibliographic Data – Spiral bound, laminate cover, 180 pages

Description:

There is much to love about Stephen’s Grade 10 writing course. Our own oldest son completed it, doing the Grade 10 even though he could have easily handled the Grade 11. This is because the Grade 11 course was delayed in its release, and so we simply began with the just released Grade 10 to give our oldest son a different approach to writing than he has had in the past. He says it is his favorite subject this year!

Topics in the Grade 10 course focus on quality sentence structure, well-developed paragraphs, essay writing, and a research paper. Types of essays include the personal essay, persuasive essay, expository essay, and compare and contrast essay. The research paper is the final assignment of the year. Link to the Table of Contents

There is a DVD component for most lesson days, with the video lasting 7-15 minutes. Matthew Stephens enthusiastically teaches these video lessons with the aid of a whiteboard, clearly sharing the writing process step-by-step as he teaches the lesson. Below is a link to the grade 8 sample of a DVD lesson. There are no samples online yet for the high school guides (as they are so new), however this will give you an idea as to what the teaching looks like on the video lessons. Keep in mind this is two grades below the grade we will be scheduling. Scroll down to the bottom of the link to see the video. Link to web page

The Student Text is well laid out, including a summary of notes from the lesson, samples of effective writing, samples of ineffective writing, and clear rubrics to aid the parent in grading the student’s work. Lessons are broken down into incremental steps, keeping the writing process from becoming intimidating. There is no link to the interior of the high school student texts yet, however here is a glimpse at the interior of a grade 8 lesson so that you can get an idea of what a student text looks like. (Keep in mind this is two grades below the grade we will be scheduling.) Link to PDF

We prefer the Grade 10 writing lessons to the Grade 9 writing lessons for two reasons. First, due to the fact that Heart of Dakota students have done much writing in the past, they are more than prepared for the level of writing taught in Grade 10. Second, we much prefer the topics in grade 10 used for the writing sessions and were more comfortable with the Grade 10 focus than with some of the topics in Grade 9. This makes Grade 10: Essentials in Writing an excellent fit for the upcoming World Geography guide. We are also thrilled that the writing of a research paper is covered by breaking this large task down into incremental steps. What a blessing for all the families who worry about how to cover this very important skill!

In the World Geography guide, Essentials in Writing: Grade 10 will alternate with Rod and Staff English 7 so that students will do Essentials in Writing twice weekly and English 7 twice weekly. Typically, the time slot that these two subjects share will take approximately 30 min. each day. Students will complete half of Rod and Staff 7 in the World Geography guide and the other half of English 7 in the World History guide the following year. Of course, students who are new to Heart of Dakota (or who came to Rod and Staff late) may be on a different Rod and Staff sequence.

Little Women
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Author – Louisa May Alcott
Bibliographic Data – 650 pages

Description:

This is one of the best loved books of all time! Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, and spoiled Amy learn hard lessons about poverty as they grow up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg’s joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo’s struggle to become a writer, Beth’s tragedy, and Amy’s artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott’s childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

The Importance of Being Earnest
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Author – Oscar Wilde
Bibliographic Data – 54 pages

Description:

This play by Oscar Wilde is a comedy of manners that addresses the seriousness of society in late Victorian England. The story revolves around the main character, John Worthing’s, fictitious brother Ernest, which is the main source of the comedy in the play.

Whenever Worthing wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious “brother” Ernest. However, once there, he becomes smitten with the beautiful Gwendolyn. Meanwhile, while Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy is in the country falling for Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily – all the while also impersonating Ernest! Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!

Anne of Avonlea
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Author – L.M. Montgomeryn
Bibliographic Data – 276 pages

Description:

The inimitable Anne Shirley makes her mark on Avonlea in this artfully packaged edition of the sequel to Anne of Green Gables.

Five years after Anne Shirley came to the town of Avonlea, she feels (a little) more grown up, but she’s still the same skinny, red-headed orphan Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert took in. After putting her dream of attending Redmond College on hold so she can help Marilla with the farm, Anne doubts she has many adventures ahead of her. But even in plain old Avonlea, her life proves to be anything but ordinary.

This sequel to Anne of Green Gables follows Anne’s endeavors to become a successful teacher, help raise a pair of rambunctious twins, and improve her beloved hometown-with the help of her former enemy, Gilbert Blythe, who’s giving her an awful lot of attention.

This addition to the renowned Anne of Green Gables series makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.

Persuasion
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Author – Jane Austen
Bibliographic Data – 298 pages

Description:

A sparkling love story set at a seaside resort. When the man whose proposal she rejected returns from his long military tour at sea, Anne Elliot is forced to face the decision she made eight years ago-along with the man she’s never stopped loving.

A Lantern in Her Hand
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Author – Bess Streeter Aldrich

Description:

Abbie Mackenzie dreamed of becoming a fine lady like her aristocratic grandmother, devoting herself to music and art. But at eighteen Abbie found a different dream, turning away from the promise of a comfortable life as a doctor’s wife to marry handsome, quiet Will Deal. Together, they eagerly accepted the challenge of homesteading in Nebraska territory, where the prairies stretched as far as the eye could see, and only the strongest survived for long.

For close to seventy years, readers have cherished Abbie’s story – an inspiring story of struggle against unexpected perils, of love and laughter, of the land she helped conquer and the family she raised to pursue the ambitions that were once her own.

Captains Courageous
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Author – Rudyard Kipling
Bibliographic Data – 209 pages

Description:

The spoiled son of a millionaire, Harvey Cheyne is used to living a life of luxury. But when an accident at sea brings him to the deck of a Massachusetts fishing boat, he is suddenly thrown into a world he knows nothing about. Can he endure the back-breaking work of a fisherman? Will he ever see his parents again? Will he survive in a world where money does not matter, and laziness can lead to death on the high seas?

Children of the New Forest
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Author – Captain Frederick Marryat
Bibliographic Data – 351 pages

Description:

An engaging adventure story set in England during the time of the Civil War when King Charles was deposed and the Roundheads were vying with the Cavaliers. The central characters are the four children of staunch Royalist Colonel Beverley, who was killed in battle while fighting for King Charles. Through the efforts of Colonel Berverley’s aged forester, Jacob Armitage, the children escape the burning of their ancestral home and take up residence with Jacob in his cottage in the New Forest. As his “grandchildren they partake eagerly of the peasant life and learn to provide for themselves by using their wits. The pitfall they build to trap cattle catches more than they bargain for, leading to one adventure after another. Against all odds they deftly maneuver through the treacherous landscape of the times, growing up and eventually recovering their family estate.”

Screwtape Letters
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Author – C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Data – 160 pages

Description:

Wormwood, a demon apprentice, must secure the damnation of a young man who’s just become a Christian. He seeks the advice of an experienced devil, his uncle Screwtape. Their correspondence offers invaluable—and often humorous—insights on temptation, pride, and the ultimate victory of faith over evil forces. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.

Men of Iron
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Author – Howard Pyle
Bibliographic Data – 220 pages

Description:

In this classic fiction story by Howard Pyle, young Myles Falworth has gained a reputation for courage and independence while training at the castle of the great Earl of Mackworth. But one day he discovers that his blind father had been condemned for treason and is still being hunted by a powerful enemy close to the King. Does Myles dare to risk ordeal by battle to win back his family’s honor?

This thrilling story, set in England in the time of Henry IV, follows Myles as he advances to knighthood and engages in “trial by battle” to restore the fallen fortunes of his family. With breathless excitement, the reader joins the adventures of the hero, sympathizing with him in his troubles, fighting in his battles, and rejoicing in his good fortunes.

Ragged Dick
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Author – Horatio Alger, Jr.
Bibliographic Data – 186 pages

Description:

Ragged Dick is a fourteen-year-old bootblack in 19th century New York City. He smokes, drinks occasionally, and sleeps on the streets – but he is anxious “to turn over a new leaf, and try to grow up “respectable”. He won’t steal under any circumstances, and several gentlemen impressed with this virtue (and his determination to succeed) offer their aid. The tale follows “Ragged Dick” as he strives to rise to middle class respectability through sharpness, industry, and honesty.

Treasure Island
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Author – Robert Louis Stevenson
Bibliographic Data – 204 pages

Description:

Since its publication in 1883, generations have enjoyed this captivating tale of young Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, the pirate rogue. This adventure of all adventures embodies the search for romance and excitement for which every heart yearns. From young Jim Hawkins first encounter with the sinister blind man Pew to the climatic battle with one of the most memorable villains in literature, Long John Silver, this novel has fired readers’ imaginations for generations. A rousing tale of treachery, greed, and daring, this is a pirate tale and search for buried treasure that you’ll remember long after you’ve turned the final page.

Shane
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Author – Jack Schaefer
Bibliographic Data – 151 pages

Description:

He rode into our valley in the summer of ’89, a slim man, dressed in black. “Call me Shane,” he said. He never told us more.

There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane.

“There’s something about him,” Mother said. “Something … dangerous . . .”

“He’s dangerous all right,” Father said, “but not to us.”

“He’s like one of these here slow burning fuses,” the mule skinner said.

“Quiet … so quiet you forget it’s burning till it sets off a blow of trouble. And there’s trouble brewing.”

Jack Schaefer is best known for this timeless classic. The author has created a tale that captivates the reader’s attention from beginning to end. His skill in depicting a character, a situation, or a mood, with a minimum of words, gives the story a tightly-woven quality often lacking in present-day novels. –Library Journal

Shane is a work of literature first and a western second. –St. George Daily Spectrum

 

 

BJU Fundamentals of Literature: Student Text (2nd edition)
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Author – DonnaLynn Hess and June Cates
Bibliographic Data – softcover 519 pages, full-color

BJU Fundamentals of Literature: Teacher’s Edition with CD (2 Volumes – 2nd edition)
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Author – Bethany Harris, Judith W. Lanier, Stephen Rowley, and Kimberly Y. Stegall
Bibliographic Data – spiral-bound, board back, 541 pages, full-color

Description:

In the World Geography guide, units of the BJU literature text will alternate with the reading of full-length novels/plays. Since the BJU text is meant to be a one-semester text, with the other semester devoted to composition and grammar, adding full-length classic novels will complement the BJU text well. Using the BJU literature text to teach literary skills will also give students the freedom to read the scheduled full-length novels/plays in a more Charlotte Mason fashion, with oral and written narrations and Common Place Book entries as follow-ups, rather than needing to use novel guides.

With the combination of the BJU lit./real books, Essentials in Writing: Grade 10, and the first half of Rod and Staff English 7 scheduled in the World Geography guide, credit can easily be earned in English for 9th and 10th graders with no modifications or additions. 8th graders who have come up through Heart of Dakota on the youngest age range of the guides could also count credit, assuming they are beginning their high school transcript early.

For 11th and 12th graders, it will be important to make sure to earn needed credits in specific types of literature (i.e. American and British) as required by your state, or by the entrance requirements of the college your child will be attending. Our plan at this point is to study Fundamentals of Literature in the Geography guide, World Literature in the World History Guide, American Literature in the American history guide, and British Literature in the final high school guide.

The selections within the Fundamentals of Literature text in this course are designed to convey and teach literature’s foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure, and tone. Literary criticism is also introduced and students are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview. Reading selections are not necessarily Christian, since true interpretation and evaluation can only be taught through studying pieces written from more than one perspective. The literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills. The full-length drama “Cyrano De Bergerac” is included for study as part of the student text.

The teacher’s edition contains reproductions of the student text pages and highlighted marginal notes of literary analysis. It also includes discussion questions, answers to student text questions, and notes for biblical worldview analysis. Answers appear in the bottom border section along with teaching notes. In addition, teacher’s editions offer valuable background information. The included CD contains a variety of teaching support materials such as worksheets, graphic organizers, reading quizzes, writing rubrics, and standardized test practice in reading and vocabulary. Teacher’s Editions are considered to be an integral part of the course.

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Art of Argument Student Book (2010 Version) (one per student)
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Author – Aaron Larsen, Joelle Hodge, and Christ Perrin
Bibliographic Data – 230 pages

Art of Argument Teacher’s Edition (2010 Version)
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Author – Aaron Larsen, Joelle Hodge, and Christ Perrin
Bibliographic Data – 286 pages

Description:

Young teens are targeted by advertisers with a vengeance. From billboards to commercials to a walk down the mall, fallacious arguments are everywhere you look. This course was designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose at a time when he has a penchant for the “why” and “how”. It is designed to equip and sharpen young minds as they live, play, and grow in this highly commercial culture. This course teaches students to recognize and identify twenty-eight informal fallacies, and the eye-catching text includes over sixty slick and clever, “phony advertisements” for items from blue jeans to pick-up trucks, which apply the fallacies to a myriad of real life situations.

This text comes in a workbook format with clear explanations and many updated illustrations and examples to insure understanding and mastery. The text aims at the practical application of the informal fallacies through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, which are discussed and evaluated. This practical application should insure that students continue to evaluate arguments, detect fallacies and reason well long after the course is completed.

Students master 28 fallacies (such as begging the question, the straw man, ad hominen, et al.) by studying many pertinent examples.

The text features a variety of:
Dialogues
Worksheets
Real-World Applications
Phony Advertisements
Dialectic Discussion Questions
Tests

The Art of Argument has been revised to include:
Improved chapter and unit organization for greater ease of use
Fallacy explanations rewritten for clarity
Many added and updated examples
Ten new and revised advertisement illustrations

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See inside Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

The Fallacy Detective (2015 Edition)
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Author – Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn
Bibliographic Data – 212 pages

Description from the Publisher:

Most children learn logic best when they are thirteen years or older. Therefore, this book is designed for students age thirteen and above. Since logic is often a new subject to many people, this book is written to be your teacher. The lesson format contains many concrete examples, and includes exercises for many levels of difficulty. In this way, the concepts are easy to understand, and the skills are easy to learn. Actually, this book helps you to discover the logic that is already written in your mind by God. This book just makes you more aware of the logic that you’ve been using all of your life.

What is the Lesson Format?

Each lesson begins with a section for you to read, and ends with exercises for you to answer. An answer key is provided in the back of the book. The lessons are designed to help you learn to recognize the fallacies you see every day, including Red Herring, Ad Hominem, Tu Quoque, Straw Man, loaded question, equivocation, circular reasoning, either-or, generalization, analogy, propaganda, special pleading, slippery slope fallacies, and others. Original cartoons, as well as Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, and Peanuts, illustrate many of the fallacies perfectly. Link to see inside.

Around the World in 80 Days
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Author – Jules Verne
Bibliographic Data – 304 pages

Description:

Phileas Fogg is a man of habit, a Victorian gentleman who follows the same routine every day–until one ill-fated evening at the Reform Club; he rashly accepts a wager that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days. Thus begins a hair-raising dash across the continents, in which Fogg’s obsession with his timetable is confounded his French manservant, Passepartout’s ability of getting into scrapes! In a suspenseful race against time, the pair travels by train, steamship, sailboat, sledge, and even elephant, as they overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard — who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England. Jules Verne’s story of adventure has gripped audiences since its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time. Will Phileas and Passepartout arrive on time and win their extraordinary wager? Either way, you will enjoy sharing their journey as you join in their travels and see the world!

Sir Ernest Shackleton
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Author – Your Story Hour
Bibliographic Data – 3 CD Set (two-sided), Audio Drama

Description:

In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the “Endurance” bound for the South Pole. His goal was to cross the Antarctic overland, but more than a year later, and still half a continent away, the “Endurance” was trapped in ice and eventually crushed. For months Shackleton and his crew survived on drifting ice floes in one of the most savage regions of the world, before they were finally able to set foot on Elephant Island (in the middle of nowhere). Eventually, Shackleton and two other men set sail in one of the ship’s lifeboats, tackling the world’s worst seas to accomplish a saving miracle for the men waiting on Elephant Island. How Shackleton got all of his men out, without the loss of a single life, is at the heart of this magnificent true-life adventure tale. This is a six-part audio drama of Shackleton’s epic adventure.

Note: I spent countless hours reading books about Shackleton and found that each book I read had issues too difficult to overcome. Either there was too much language, or too many adult themes, or too many graphic descriptions, or too much dense language! However, Shackleton is a man with whom students should definitely be familiar. When I listened to this audio drama, I discovered that it included the important events from all of the books I’d read about Shackleton’s journey and did so in a way that made Shackleton and his men come to life! Even though this audio drama begins in a manner designed to interest a much younger audience, if you listen past the introduction of each episode, you will find yourself drawn into the story even as a teenage (or an adult listener). So, don’t be put off by the beginning, or you will miss joining Shackleton for an adventure that you will never forget! I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning, just to finish listening!

Mystery in the Frozen Lands
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Author – Martyn Godfrey
Bibliographic Data – 134 pages

Description:

In 1845 Sir John Franklin and his crew, in the stout ships “Erebus” and “Terror”, fortified against ice and provisioned for a three years’ journey, set off into the Arctic in an attempt to be the first to sail the North West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. They were never seen again.

Twelve years later 14-year-old Peter Griffin joins the crew of the tiny steam yacht “Fox” on an expedition to discover their fate. Peter resolutely endures the close quarters on board ship, the cold and the dark, and the dangers of the forbidding Arctic landscape. As they travel further and further from home they find strange fragments, traces of men who have traveled before them. Soon they make discoveries that suggest the terrible fate suffered by Franklin and his men.

Based on historical accounts, this novel offers one boy’s perspective of one the greatest of all Canadian disasters.

Queen Sheba’s Ring
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Author – H. Rider Haggard
Bibliographic Data – 298 pages

Description:

This is a classic adventure tale of three Englishmen who decide to travel to the remote African interior in order to help an embattled monarch who claims to be a descendant of the Queen of Sheba. Along the way they encounter dangerous lions, stores of treasure, treachery, and hardship. During their epic mission, as these men encounter far more danger and hardships then they thought possible, they also discover their need for courage, friendship, and kind providence. Note: This novel is recommended for boy’s ages 13 on up, and our Economy Package provides an alternate option for girls.

Kisses from Katie
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Author – Katie Davis with Beth Clark
Bibliographic Data – 271 pages

Description:

Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.

Katie’s story invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible, and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time. Note: This book is highly recommended for girls, and our Economy Package provides an alternate option for boys.

Longitude
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Author – Dava Sobel
Bibliographic Data – 175 pages with a full-color insert in the center

Description:

Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that “the longitude problem” was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day–and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution–a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison’s forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, which opens a new window on our world.

Florence Young
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Author – Janet & Geoff Benge
Bibliographic Data – 183 pages

Description:

Once timid and unsure of her own salvation, New Zealander Florence Young rose to her calling and became a fearless and faithful witness for Jesus Christ. Eventually serving in Australia, the remote Solomon Islands and, for a season, in China during the deadly Boxer Rebellion, Florence began her service close to home.

This one woman’s mission to the Solomon Islanders, or Kanakas, working on her family’s Australian plantation soon expanded to their home islands. There, as Florence and others helped Kanaka believers reach out to villages steeped in cannibalism and revenge killings, thousands of people were transformed by the love of God. This book provides a terrific window into life in New Zealand, Australia, China, and the Solomon Islands!

Wilfred Grenfell
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Author – Janet & Geoff Benge
Bibliographic Data – 190 pages

Description:

The icy Arctic cold stabbed at Wilfred’s fingers and toes. A howling wind was pushing the ice pan he was stranded on out to sea — and with it hope of rescue. His clothes, soaked when his dogsled fell through the ice, were now frozen. Lying near his sled dog for warmth, Wilfred fought off sleep, knowing he might never wake up.

Adventurous Wilfred Grenfell was no stranger to danger. As a new Christian, this English doctor ministered to fishermen on the deadly North Sea. And when he heard about the appalling poverty and injustice across the ocean in Newfoundland, he went to work among the desperately poor fishing communities of the wild, remote Labrador coast.

There, Dr. Grenfell pioneered life-saving hospitals, schools, orphanages, and fishermen’s co-ops as he shared the hope of the gospel with people whose lives had offered only despair. For good reason, everyone from heads of state to destitute children revered Sir Wilfred Grenfell for his kindness and courage. This book provides an up-close look at the geography and culture of Newfoundland and the Labrador coast.

In the Days of Drake
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Author – J.S. Fletcher
Bibliographic Data – 141 pages

Description:

This story is set in the 1580’s, during the time of Sir Francis Drake and the feud between Spain and England over who would rule the seas. It is the story of a boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery by his younger cousin, in a quest to control the family inheritance and lands. When the boy manages to escape prior to reaching his destination in Vera Cruz, he has many thrilling adventures as an English lad in the hostile, Spanish countryside. Read to discover whether the boy will ever make his way back home. He might even have a chance encounter with the famous Sir Francis Drake!

The King’s Fifth
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Author – Scott O’Dell
Bibliographic Data – 272 pages

Description:

This is the story of conquistadors during the 1540’s, who lived for adventure, treasure, and fame. They traveled far and wide to gain riches, giving a fifth of all they found to their king. Esteban de Sandoval, a mapmaker, is to stand trial before the royal audiencia to decide if he is guilty or innocent of withholding the king’s fifth he has supposedly hidden. The year is 1541 and the place is the Fortress of Juan de Ulua, near Vera Cruz, New Spain (Mexico). Esteban records his adventures in the Land of Cibola on paper his jailer has supplied. The jailer has talked Esteban into making a map of where he has hidden the treasure.

Esteban was a cartographer, or mapmaker, on a ship on the coast of South America. Their ship was to rendezvous with another to make a search for the Cities of Gold. One of the officers aboard the ship decided to mutiny, and strike out to search for the cities, in hopes of collecting even more gold and fame. He talked Esteban into accompanying him, along with some others.

As they traveled, they encountered all kinds of dangers from nature and from the natives. They asked the people they came across for gold, but to the natives, it was not important. As they traveled on toward the Cities of Gold, their lust for gold gained a tighter and tighter grip upon them. At the beginning, Esteban marveled at the way the desire for gold had warped others, but later on, he ceased to care for others, and was willing to sacrifice whatever and whoever came between him and the riches his soul so greedily craved.

The story is told from Esteban’s prison cell. The chapters alternate with Esteban recalling his journey through South America, and his recording what is happening in the prison. He says his indictment is true; he did discover treasure, and he did not give the king his fifth. His prosecutors and jailor are not so much concerned with the king’s fifth, however. They want to know where the treasure is, so they can find it. Note: Students in the Extension range of our guides may have read this story as part of the Extension Package in Resurrection to Reformation. If your student has already read this particular title, you may either choose to reread it in coordination with the Geography guide’s plans or you may wish to instead listen to the audio version.

God Spoke Tibetan
This book is out of print at the publisher. At this time we do not have a replacement, so the package price has been adjusted.
Author – Allan Maberly
Bibliographic Data – 150 pages

Description:

This is the true story of the men, who gave the Bible to the people of remote forbidden Tibet, in the language of the Tibetans. Starting with the sudden death of the Dalai Lama in the thousand-room palace of Lhasa, the story moves into Kashmir as a government official accused of murder escapes for his life. This fugitive, settling in a “Shangri-la” valley of Kashmir, helps launch the first attempts to translate the Bible. But the task proves formidable beyond anyone’s imagination, as a sequence of heartbreaking setbacks block the translators’ efforts. Not only are there language barriers, but also war and revolution, a Himalayan thunderstorm, the heat of India’s plains, and a roaring avalanche from a mountain cliff.

The setting for this improbable, but well-documented narrative is an exotic land surrounded by the world’s highest mountains. It is a country where people practice Buddhism heavily mixed with demon worship; where, until the Chinese invasion, a succession of Dalai Lamas were both worshiped and assassinated. The translation of the Bible hardly sounds like an exciting event, but you will be entertained and inspired with the power of the Word of life as you read this story! The Bible truly is a book that “is quick and powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword.”

The Captive
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Author – Christoph von Schmid/Lamplighter Theatre
Bibliographic Data – 2 CD Audio Drama

Description:

Kidnapped by Algerian pirates, teenaged Anselmo finds himself on a merciless slave ship heading to the auction block in Africa. Having escaped the cruelty of his first master and the death grip of the desert, Anselmo is taken captive by a new master, where he finds mercy as well as condemnation. This dramatic rendition will whisk you into a world where the clash between Islam and Christianity brings certain destruction and death. But everything changes when Anselmo begins teaching the words of Jesus, as his life speaks louder than his words. Note: The audio drama is quite different from the actual book by the same name. We have chosen to schedule the audio drama for its ability to bring the geography and cultures in this time period to life.

Where Am I? The Story of Maps and Navigation
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Author – A.G. Smith
Bibliographic Data – 89 pages with detailed black and white illustrations

Description:

This is the fascinating story of how people began to chart the physical world and their place in it. Richly illustrated with meticulous drawings, it takes readers on a journey through the history of maps and navigation. From Babylonia to Scandinavia, North America to China, Greece to Polynesia, ingenious methods and inventions will delight all those who marvel at man’s spirit of adventure and his ties to home. This interesting book includes answers to questions like the following: If you want to find your place on earth, where must you look? Who were the first ancient mapmakers? What is the Chinese South-pointing Carriage? How did Christianity influence mapmaking? And many more …

A Silk Road Pilgrimage: Discovering the Church of the East
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Author – Richard and Jewel Showalter
Bibliographic Data – 119 pages

Description:

The Silk Road is a loose network of trade routes from China to Bulgaria. In 2007, Richard and Jewel Showalter traveled this ancient highway and visited with missionaries, church leaders, pastors, and ordinary people of the Church of the East, gaining an impression of Christianity little known to the West. In this book they share glimpses of their journey across Asia and invite readers to explore the historical landscape that was, in their words, endlessly thrilling, sobering, and beckoning.

From the Foreword by Steve Moore:
“In this carefully documented book, the Showalters shed light on God’s work in the east, both in history as well as today. You will be encouraged and informed as you journey with them through trade routes of the ancient Silk Road, celebrating acts of the Holy Spirit as evidenced in the testimonies of God’s faithfulness.”

Big John’s Secret
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Author – Eleanor M. Jewett
Bibliographic Data – 207 pages

Description:

Mystery surrounds the young peasant boy known as Big John. Raised during the strife-filled days of the reign of King John of England, his life is one day changed when a knight says, in passing, “You remind me of someone-someone I once knew and loved.” It is from “Old Marm,” the herb woman that John understands that injustice has been done his family. Though never telling him the family name lest he unwittingly betray himself, she does all she can to prepare him to one day reclaim his name and family honor. Then Old Marm dies, and John is left without a clue to his identity. In the next years John’s unusual size and strength, and the knowledge he has gained of letters and of the art of healing, earn him a place as page to an earl organizing the 5th Crusade. In the Holy Land, John searches for a father he hopes is living still. Amidst battle, capture and setbacks, John-now a squire to a Knight Hospitaller-encounters Francis of Assisi, who had come to the Holy Land just at this time to preach the Gospel to the Saracens. It is another meeting that changes the course of Big John’s life. John’s journeys provide an enthralling glimpse of life in England and the Middle East during the time of the Crusades.

Word to Caesar
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Author – Geoffrey Trease
Bibliographic Data – 276 pages

Description:

Jump into this story, set in Imperial Rome. Paul, left an orphan by the uprising of the tribes in Britain, travels across the empire to seek an audience with the new emperor, Hadrian, in order to help his friend Severus. Along the way he meets up with the villains who are trying to stop him, a famous charioteer who helps him, apathetic solicitors who won’t help him, and finally the Emperor.

At every step of his adventure, he remains loyal, demonstrates courage and prudence, and does not give up even when it seems impossible. Paul’s journey provides an exciting glimpse of many places in the Roman Empire at the time of Emperor Hadrian.

This is a reprint of an edition printed in Canada especially for use in schools. So at the end of each chapter there are comprehension, discussion, and language questions.

Herodotus and the Road to History
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Author – Jeanne Bendick
Bibliographic Data – 79 pages

Description:

Best-selling author Jeanne Bendick takes us for another informative-and amusing-journey into places and events of long ago. Herodotus and the Road to History, written in the first person, details the investigative journeys of Herodotus as he takes a ship from Greece and voyages to the limits of his own ancient world. His persistence, amidst disbelief and ridicule, in the self-appointed task of recording his discoveries as “histories” (the Greek word meaning “inquiry”), means that today we can still follow his expeditions into the wonder and mystery of Syria, Persia, Egypt and the “barbaric” north. Jeanne Bendick’s lucid text, humorous illustrations and helpful maps entertain and instruct as they open the way for readers young and old to once again join Herodotus…on the road to history.

The Sign Above the Door
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Author – William W. Canfield
Bibliographic Data – 307 pages

Description:

Young Prince Martiesen is ruler of the land of Goshen in Egypt, where the Hebrews live. Eight plagues have already come upon Egypt, and now Martiesen has been forced by Pharaoh to further increase the burden of the Hebrews. Martiesen, however, is in love with the beautiful Hebrew maiden, Elisheba, whom Egyptian law forbids him to marry. As the nation despairs, the other nobles turn to Martiesen for leadership, but before he can decide what to do, Elisheba is kidnapped by the evil Peshala and terrifying darkness falls over the land. An exciting tale woven around the events of the plagues in Egypt and the Exodus told from the Egyptian perspective! It provides a good look at life in Egypt during this time period.

VideoText Algebra
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Author – Tom Clarke
Bibliographic Data – DVD, print copy, or online options

Description:

VideoText Algebra is an interactive, video-based program that teaches Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II in an integrated manner. Due to the integrated manner in which VideoText teaches algebra, once you begin VideoText it is best to complete the course because all modules work together to teach Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II. Therefore, to claim credit for both Algebra I and Algebra II all modules must be completed. All students must begin VideoText Algebra with Module A, regardless of previous math experience with Algebra.

The main components of VideoText are the video lessons and the worktext. However, unlike textbooks that may use a video supplement, in this case the video lessons “are” the textbook. With each module of the course, you receive the video lessons (each 5-10 minutes in length, either on DVD or online), course notes, worktext, solutions manual, progress tests, and an instructor’s guide with detailed solutions to all quizzes and test problems. Students will love the brief lessons and the clear explanations of concepts in VideoText Algebra. To view samples and purchase VideoText Algebra visit http://www.videotext.com

Our own oldest son used this program mainly on his own very successfully for Algebra I and II. If you desire a video-based Algebra I and Algebra II course, this is an excellent option to consider.

VideoText Geometry is set up similarly to VideoText Algebra, but it teaches Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus.

View samples and purchase VideoText Geometry.

Math Without Borders Geometry: A Guided Inquiry ebook and Geometry Solutions Flash Drive
List Price – $79.00 (Add to Cart)
Author of Geometry: A Guided Inquiry – Chakerian, Crabill, and Stein
Bibliographic Data – ebook (the textbook has gone out of print)
Author of Geometry Solutions – David Chandler
Bibliographic Data – Flash Drive
Note: Without the Math Without Borders Flash Drive there is no full-text Answer Key available for the Geometry: A Guided Inquiry text.

Description of Geometry: A Guided Inquiry from David Chandler (of Math Without Borders):

“Most geometry textbooks present a long list of facts about geometric figures organized in a rigid logical order, working generally from simple to more complex. Applications of these facts may or may not be made clear to the student. Geometry: A Guided Inquiry starts each chapter by posing a interesting geometric problem (puzzle), called the “Central Problem” for the chapter. Clusters of geometric facts are introduced, as needed, in the process of solving these problems. The usefulness and relevance of the new facts are therefore apparent from the moment they are first presented.

Most geometry textbooks, especially those written under the influence of the “New Math” era of the 1960s, put heavy emphasis on precise use of technical vocabulary and mathematical notation. Geometry: A Guided Inquiry emphasizes the underlying geometric and mathematical ideas and works to help the student understand them intuitively as well as logically.

Most geometry textbooks start each problem set with lots of routine, repetitive problems, gradually working up to an interesting problem or two at the end of the assignment. Geometry: A Guided Inquiry puts the best problems right up front! From the very beginning the student is given problems worth solving.

Most geometry textbooks read like they were written by a committee following a prescribed agenda. Most in fact are! The life is squeezed out of the narrative in the process. Geometry: A Guided Inquiry has a distinct sense of authorship. The authors are good mathematicians, good teachers, and good writers. Their joy in the pursuit of mathematics shows through their writing.

Geometry: A Guided Inquiry makes frequent use of compass, protractor and ruler activities, data tables, guess and check methods, model-building, and other techniques of intuitive exploration in preparation for general solutions. (Use of either The Geometer’s Sketchpad or Geogebra adds a new dimension to the opportunities for exploration with dynamic illustrations.) Each chapter begins with a “Central Problem” that provides the focus and motivates the discussion in that chapter. The Central section presents all the essential new material. Along the way the student is led to a solution of the Central Problem, while exploring its connections with other topics. After the Central section is a Review section, and each of the first seven chapters are followed with a short Algebra Review that stresses algebra topics related to the current work.

Each chapter has an open ended Projects section with problems that are extensions to the material in the Central section, sometimes carrying the discussion in new directions. (The Project sections include some of the most interesting material in the text!)”

Table of Contents:

Click to read a comprehensive review that includes samples from the text and Math Without Borders DVD.

Description of Math Without Borders: Geometry Flash Drive:
The Home Study Companion Geometry Flash Drive supplements the textbook in several important ways:

*It provides complete, worked out solutions (not just answers) to all problems in the Central and Project sections of the text.

*It provides additional commentary to supplement the presentation of the text, much as the lecture portion of a traditional course supplements the text.

*It provides a collection of nearly 300 demonstrations using The Geometer’s Sketchpad or Geogebra covering most of the main concepts, and many additional explorations, in the Central and Projects sections of each chapter.

Geometry: A Guided Inquiry was written long before the current obsession with standardized testing, and it marches to a different drummer. It covers many fascinating topics you will see in no other high school Geometry textbook. The selection of topics in the text is excellent, but the authors’ choice of topics (in 1970) did not anticipate every choice of the Academic Standards Commission at the end of the century. Therefore the Home Study Companion Geometry Flash Drive adds Extensions to the chapters, as needed, to cover these additional topics. The text plus extensions cover the standards for California and nearly all other states. (Students not affected by mandatory statewide testing can treat the extensions as optional topics.)

Biology: Complete Science Package
This DVD set has been discontinued by the publisher and is being updated in 2019. For now, if you would like the science plus lab option, choose the Text/Activity PACE Set and Lab Only DVD Package for $95.25
List Price – $325.75 – Save $2.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – School of Tomorrow
Bibliographic Data – 12 Science Text/Activity PACE Set (3rd Edition) + Answer Keys + 12 DVDs of Daily Lessons (includes 141 DVD Lessons + 25 labs = more than 1300 total min. of instructional footage)

Biology: Text/Activity PACE Set, Answer Keys, and Lab DVD Science Package
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Author – School of Tomorrow
Bibliographic Data -Science Text/Activity PACE Set (3rd Edition) + Answer Keys + Lab DVD (includes 25 labs)

Optional: Additional Text/Activity PACE Set only (for an extra student) List Price – $39.60 (Add to Cart)

Description:

To better explain our science selections for the World History guide, I’ll first share a bit about our overall science plan for high school. Our overall plan at this time is to recommend the following sequence for science in high school:

Freshman: Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Sophomore: Biology including anatomy in the course (with Health as an additional semester course this same year)
Junior: Chemistry
Senior: Physics

While you can certainly follow a different science path if desired, this particular sequence does have its advantages. This is because it is wise to have some chemistry before biology and also many states require some sort of physical science on the high school transcript (along with biology and chemistry), which makes it is wise to consider how to gain the needed physical science credit (whether the student takes physics or not). Since not all future careers require students to take physics, taking an Integrated Physics and Chemistry course as a freshman fulfills the physical science requirement and frees the student from having to take physics (unless desired) later.

This science path also allows students the option, during their senior year, of taking a field-related science (i.e. marine biology, advanced chemistry, anatomy, advanced biology, etc.) instead of physics. So, we like the options that this particular science sequence offers, as it allows for science decisions to be made as the child progresses through high school and gains a better idea of what he/she may be doing in the future. For those who are unsure of their future career path, the science sequence we’ve listed above will provide the student with a solid science path that will be excellent preparation for any field

Adding the Science Package to your Economy Package adds one-full credit of science (with lab) to your program. The focus of this year of science is Biology. This package is required unless you have your own science. Both Science Packages include 12 chapters of text (PACEs), 12 consumable activity books (located in the center of the texts), printed answer keys, and Labs on DVD (including performances of all labs). The “Complete Science Package” also includes 12 DVDs of daily lessons featuring professional footage of animals and plants; as well as photographs, charts, and diagrams of other biology-related topics. These daily DVD lessons are not classroom lectures. The text of the DVDs closely mirrors the text in the PACEs meaning that families who cannot afford the DVD option can still complete the course without them. The 12 DVD set includes the labs integrated throughout the DVDs, so a separate Lab DVD is not needed to be purchased with this option. All “Complete Science Package” items are scheduled in the World History guide, including the labs. For additional students add an additional set of PACEs.

The School of Tomorrow Biology course contains 12 readable PACES (or booklets), each with 30 pages of biology related topics. The font-size of the pages makes reading easier on the eyes and the text is illustrated with colorful diagrams, drawings, and photographs. The paces are written in a God-honoring way that truly brings the wonder of God’s creation to life! Anatomy is included as a part of this biology course. This is not true of many biology courses, and often students must take a separate anatomy course to receive this type of coverage.

Headings and subheadings from the Table of Contents for the 12 PACES are as follows:

Biology Pace 1: Birds
Feathers (Types, Structure, Special Purposes, Growth)
Major Body Structures (Wings, Feet, Legs, Beaks)
Major Body Systems (Digestive, Reproductive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Skeletal, Nervous Systems)
Bird Groups (Flightless, Preying, Game, Water, and Songbirds)

Biology Pace 2: Mammals
Characteristics of Mammals (Hair, Limbs and Movement, Major Body Systems, Migration, Hibernation)
Types of Mammals (Monotremes, Marsupials, Placentals)
Importance of Mammals (Human Use of Mammals and Natural Order)

Biology Pace 3: Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Fish (Lampreys, Hagfish, Sharks, Rays, Skates, and Bony Fish)
Amphibians (Caecilians, Salamanders, Toads and Frogs)
Reptiles (Snakes and Lizards, Tortoises and Turtles, Crocodiles and Alligators, Tuatara, and Dinosaurs)

Biology Pace 4: Sponges, Coelenterates, Mollusks, and Echinoderms
Sponges (Characteristics, Body Structures, Reproduction)
Coelenterates (Characteristics, Body Structures, Body Functions, Types)
Mollusks (Characteristics, Body Structures, Body Systems, Types)
Echinoderms

Biology Pace 5: Worms and Arthropods
Segmented Worms (Earthworms, Marine Worms, Leeches)
Flatworms (Planarians, Tapeworms, Flukes)
Roundworms
Arthropods (Spiders, Other Arachnids, Crabs, Lobsters, and Shrimp, Centipedes and Millipedes, and Insects)

Biology Pace 6: Plants
The Plant Kingdom (Characteristics, Importance, Classification)
Vascular Plants (Seed Plants, Spore-forming Plants)
Vascular Plant Structures (Leaves, Stems, Roots, Flowers, Seeds and Fruit)
Nonvascular Plants (Mosses and Liverworts)

Biology Pace 7: Microorganisms
Kingdom Protista (Algae, Protozoans, Fungus-like Protists)
Kingdom Fungi
Kingdom Monera (Microscope, Cytology, Bacteria, Viruses)

Biology Pace 8: Man – Skin, Skeleton, and Muscles
Integumentary System (Skin Layers, Skin functions, Lymphatic System, Hair and Nails)
Skeletal System (Bone Functions, Bone Types, Bone Structure, Cartilage, Bone Growth, Joints and Ligaments)
Muscular System (Muscle Structure and Muscle Action)

Biology Pace 9: Man – Nerves, Circulation, and Respiration
Nervous System (Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems, Sensory Organs, and Drugs)
Circulatory System (Heart, Blood Vessels, and Blood)
Respiratory System

Biology Pace 10: Man – Nutrition and Growth
Digestive System (Digestion, Alimentary Canal, Nutrients, Vitamins and Minerals and Food Groups)
Excretory System (Sweat Glands and Kidneys)
Endocrine System (Pituitary Gland, Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands, Gonads, islets of Langerhans, and Adrenal Glands)

Biology Pace 11: Man – Reproduction, Genetics, and Embryology
Reproduction (God’s Design, Man’s Corruptions, Results of Man’s Corruptions, Cure for Man’s Corruptions)
Genetics (Heredity, Applied Genetics, Mutations, Genetics and Evolution, Genetics and Environment)
Embryology (Embryonic Growth and Experimental Embryology)

Biology Pace 12: Ecology and Conservation
Environment and Habitat (Creation – A Perfect Environment, The Flood, Biomes, Ecological Succession)
Ecology (Abiotic Factors, Biotic Factors, Limiting Factors)
Modern Environmental Problems (Depletion of Nonrenewable Resources, Pollution, and Endangered Species)

We plan to use all 12 PACES of the text and to use the accompanying activity books as a follow-up to the readings. These activity books utilize matching, underlining, multiple choice, true/false, categorizing, fill-in-the-blank, vocabulary, and short answer type questions. While these types of questions do not necessarily stretch the student into deeper more critical thinking; they do help students capture, organize, categorize, and ultimately better retain the dense and vocabulary rich subject matter that is part of a course in Biology. Often deeper more critical thinking can be drawn out after a student has gained more familiarity with a subject’s content, making this a goal well-suited for more advanced coursework later in Biology. The labs on the DVDs do get students thinking more deeply about what they have read.

We plan for science to take approximately 60 min. or less each day in our World History guide (with potentially longer days for labs).

School of Tomorrow’s Biology does include complete labs performed on DVD. Through excellent camera footage, students gain up-close views of dissections, microscopic views of other lab work, and you-are-there viewing sessions utilizing all sorts of lab equipment that make the biology labs interesting and memorable. Students complete lab sheets as they watch each lab being performed. Parents may desire to have their students complete a more traditional lab report that focuses on the scientific method (more similar to the “Science Lab Forms” contained in our previous HOD guides) in lieu of the lab sheets included in the School of Tomorrow program. Skill-wise, as far as math goes, a certain level of math proficiency is not required in order to complete the labs in this course.

Lab Experiments:
Pace 1 Labs: Birds
Lab 1: Introduction to Biology Research
Lab 2: Incubation of a Chicken Egg
Pace 2 Labs: Mammals
Lab 1: Introduction to Dissection
Lab 2: Dissection of A Bullfrog (Part 1)
Pace 3: Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Lab 1: Dissection of a Bullfrog (Part 2)
Lab 2: Dissection of a Bullfrog (Part 3)
Pace 4: Coelenterates, Mollusks, and Echinoderms
Lab 1: Perch Dissection
Lab 2: Starfish Dissection
Pace 5: Worms and Arthropods
Lab 1: Earthworm Dissection
Lab 2: Crayfish Dissection
Pace 6: Plants
Lab 1: Photoperiodism
Lab 2: Photosynthesis
Pace 7: Microorganisms
Lab 1: Use of Wet-Mount Microscope Slides
Lab 2: Use of Dry-Mount Microscope Slides
Pace 8: Skin, Skeleton, and Muscles
Lab 1: Fetal Pig Dissection (Part 1)
Lab 2 Fetal Pig Dissection (Part 2)
Pace 9: Nerves, Circulation, and Respiration
Lab 1: Blood Typing
Lab 2: Lung Demonstration
Pace 10: Nutrition and Growth
Lab 1: Effects of Enzymes in Digestion
Lab 2: Food Nutrient Analysis
Pace 11: Genetics and Embryology
Lab 1: Mitosis
Lab 2: Genetic Concepts
Lab 3: Genetic Engineering
Pace 12: Ecology and Conservation
Lab 1: Air Pollution Tests
Lab 2: Water Pollution Tests

Note: The labs can simply be watched as a part of the coursework; however, if you desire your student to work along with some of the labs you can choose to have your student do that using the “Apologia Biology Dissection Kit” from hometrainingtools.com. This kit includes the following specimens: frog, perch, crayfish, and worm (all of which are dissected as a part of School of Tomorrow’s Biology as well). Students can just follow along with the School of Tomorrow DVD labs and dissect along with the instructor for those labs. Specimens do expire (lasting about 9 months). They are not in formaldehyde, making the specimens have less of an odor. All specimens can be disposed of in the household garbage. We would not encourage you to do the starfish dissection, as it is easy to cut yourself on that particular lab. The fetal pig dissection could also be performed if desired along with the DVD lab; however that lab moves fairly quickly through the dissection, so you would have to be willing to pause quite a bit as you go. A fetal pig specimen can be ordered separately at hometrainingtools.com.

If you desire your student to gain physical experience with a microscope, you could consider adding either the “Apologia Biology Microscope Kit” or the “Microscope Starter Kit” from hometrainingtools.com. Both will require the use of a microscope, which you can also purchase from ?http://www.hometrainingtools.com. The labs in School of Tomorrow’s Biology do include microscope work on DVD, meaning that you are not required to purchase a microscope unless you desire to do so. If your child is not destined for a biology related field, you could consider simply having your child watch the labs and record results without the aid of working along with the lab kits. This is how the labs will be scheduled within our guide.

Celestial Railroad
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Author – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Bibliographic Data – hardcover, 36 pages

Description:

Nathaniel Hawthorne looked at the Christianity of the mid-1800s and found it wanting. He wrote this allegory, using Pilgrim’s Progress as a basis, showing a man setting out for the Celestial City as Christian of old did. However, Hawthorne’s pilgrim takes the new and improved route, traveling on the Celestial Railroad. The author’s insights into modern Christianity will challenge you to diligently walk the true pilgrim way.

Animal Farm
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Author – George Orwell
Bibliographic Data – 97 pages

Description:

George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones’s Manor Farm into Animal Farm–a wholly democratic society built on the credo that “All Animals Are Created Equal.” Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: “But some Animals Are More Equal Than Others …”

Les Misérables Audio Drama
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Author – Victor Hugo – Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Bibliographic Data – 3 Audio CD totaling 169 min.

Description:

Les Miserables has been called the most important novel of the 19th century. It’s a tale of war and revolution, a touching love story, and a tale with some of the most memorable characters you’ll find in any work of fiction. Most of all, it’s a story about a desperate thief whose life is changed forever when a kind bishop, catching him in the act of stealing precious silver, forgives him. Accustomed to living only for himself, Jean Valjean becomes a kindhearted man who helps a dying woman, cares for her child as if she were his own… and puts his life on the line to help an innocent stranger. The story that has thrilled millions comes to life in a brand new way in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. This audio drama beautifully portrays the redeeming power of forgiveness through an embittered convict whose life is changed by a single act of kindness. Recorded in London with some of England’s finest actors, it will mesmerize adults and families alike as it tells of the triumph of good over evil, of love over hatred, and of mercy over the letter of the law.

Note: If your child previously used the Extension Package in Revival to Revolution, you already own this audio for “Les Miserables.” In this case, select the English package without the “Les Miserables” audio.

Les Misérables
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Author – Victor Hugo
Bibliographic Data – 656 pages

Description:

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean-the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread-Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the themes of mercy and redemption that run throughout this classic. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait that resulted is larger than life, epic in scope-an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart. This tale of redemption has an undeniable Christian message and is one not to be missed!

Note: While we prefer not to use abridged versions of classic literature, the length of this particular novel is daunting; which often results either in it being skipped or in being read in abridged form. With this in mind, this particular abridgement of Les Miserables is the one we will be recommending and scheduling within our guide.

The Count of Monte Cristo
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Author – Alexandre Dumas
Bibliographic Data – 686 pages

Description:

Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d’If — doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France – a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France — that has become immortal. Dumas’ novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga complicated by the hero’s ultimate discomfort with the implications of his own actions.

Note: While we prefer not to use abridged versions of classic literature, the length of this particular novel is daunting; which often results either in it being skipped or in being read in abridged form. With this in mind, after reading several different versions, this particular abridgement of The Count of Monte Cristo is the only one we will be recommending and scheduling within our guide. It keeps the narrative flow while retaining much of the rich description and the essential details of Dumas’s intricately plotted and thrilling masterpiece. This abridgement also allows for a few mature elements to be omitted from the story, making it more appropriate for a high school audience. The theme of divine retribution that runs throughout this classic makes it too good to pass up.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
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Author – Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Bibliographic Data – 384 pages

Description:

An irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, this timeless historical adventure recalls the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution, when ruthless mobs ruled the streets of Paris and hundreds of royals were condemned to face the guillotine each day. The only hope of many was a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to England and safety. Known by the name of the wildflower he leaves as a calling card, the Pimpernel becomes the darling of the people and is particularly admired by Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband as ardently as she esteems this gallant hero.

A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts
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Author – Robert Bolt
Bibliographic Data – 163 pages

Description:

Sir Thomas More – the brilliant nobleman, lawyer, humanist, and author of such works as Utopia – was a long-time friend and favorite of Henry VIII, ascending to the position of Lord Chancellor in 1529. Yet he was also a staunch Catholic, and when Henry broke with the Church in 1531, after the Pope had refused to grant Henry a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, More resigned the Chancellorship. In 1534, Parliament passed a bill requiring all subjects to take an oath acknowledging the supremacy of England’s king over all foreign sovereigns – including the Pope. More refused, was imprisoned, and finally was executed in 1535.

Bolt’s classic play is a brilliant dramatization of this historic confrontation, but first and foremost, it is a compelling portrait of a courageous man who died for his convictions.

King Arthur and His Knights
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Author – Howard Pyle
Bibliographic Data – 416 pages

Description:

The adventures of King Arthur, his Knights of the Table Round, and the court of Camelot come to life in this lively and chivalrous retelling of some of the Arthurian legends. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of Merlin. In Pyle’s classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. Stories of Arthur have enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, nobility, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times.

Renowned storyteller Howard Pyle uses old-style English, as in the excerpt below, to carry us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his noble knights of the Round Table.

“And this was the covenant of their Knighthood of the Round Table: That they would be gentle unto the weak; that they would be courageous unto the strong; that they would be terrible unto the wicked and the evil-doer; that they would defend the helpless who should call upon them for aid; that all women should be held unto them sacred; that they would stand unto the defence of one another whensoever such defence should be required; that they would be merciful unto all men; that they would be gentle of deed, true in friendship, and faithful in love. This was their covenant, and unto it did each knight sware upon the cross of his sword, and in witness thereof did kiss the hilt thereof.”

The excerpt above well sums up this book, in instances where these oaths are upheld; and if they are not, retribution always follows swiftly. In the land of Camelot, good deeds before God are of highest value, and wicked deeds are always subject to disapproval and punishment. Pyle also includes a “moral of the story” section at the end of most major book divisions. In these, for example, he makes allegories of Excalibur and its sheath to God’s Truth and faith, and does likewise with many things; always wishing to teach to us some truth through his writings about Arthur and his knights.

Note: These stories do contain references to magic and enchantment throughout, however good and evil are also clearly portrayed. The legends of Arthur are a part of understanding medieval times and show Britain at a time when the Christian religion was overtaking the religion of the Celtic Druids of the past. Known for his bravery, honor, and love, Howard Pyle’s rendition of Arthur’s noble traits illustrates the selflessness a king should have for his people. It was for these traits that Arthur would be remembered. Please note that this is the only version of the Arthurian legends that we recommend.

Pearl Maiden
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Author – H. Rider Haggard
Bibliographic Data – 372 pages

Description:

Originally written in 1903, this classic adventure from Sir H. Rider Haggard has been newly revised and updated in a Centennial Edition. This wonderful tale of faith tells the story of Miriam, a young Christian woman living in the Roman Empire during the first century, and Marcus, the Roman officer who desired to win her hand. Miriam’s faith is continually strengthened by the Lord as she faces hardships and fiery trials. The historic events portrayed in this story culminate in the Roman siege and destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 AD. Stirring events, captivating characters, and careful attention to historical detail are seamlessly blended to produce this truly uplifting novel that continues to be a wonderful story of faith for readers today.

Julius Caesar: Arkangel Shakespeare
List Price – $24.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – William Shakespeare, BBC Audiobooks America
Bibliographic Data – Audiobook CD: 3 Discs (Approximately 2½ hours)

Description:

Julius Caesar has become the most powerful man in the Rome. Does his power now threaten the very existence of the Republic itself? A conspiracy is hatched, one that will have fatal consequences not only for Caesar and the conspirators, but for the future history of the ancient world. At its heart is the noble Brutus, caught in a tragic conflict between private affection and public duty. This is a fully dramatized, unabridged recording of Shakespeare’s play. Students will follow along with the text of Shakespeare’s unabridged play as they listen to the recording.

No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
List Price – $5.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – William Shakespeare
Bibliographic Data – 256 pages

Description:

This play is a tragedy based on Plutarch’s account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Evil plotting, ringing oratory, high tragedy and Shakespeare’s incomparable insight, lend dramatic power to this play.

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Julius Caesar on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains:
*The complete text of the original play
*A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
*A complete list of characters with descriptions
*Plenty of helpful commentary

Note: Since plays are best heard performed (and watched), the Heart of Dakota World History Guide will schedule this play to be read along with an unabridged dramatic audio production of “Julius Caesar.”

Ben Hur Audio Drama
List Price – $14.97 (Add to Cart)
Author – Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Bibliographic Data – 2 CD Set, 2 hours of audio drama, Full cast cinema sound original music score

Description:

Ben-Hur is the powerful story of two friends who share a love for learning and a passion to be soldiers. But before many years pass, Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of the Jews, and Messala, the Roman nobleman and soldier, will also share a deep hatred for what the other has become. An unforgettable account of betrayal, revenge, redemption, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s production of Ben-Hur tells the tale of a nobleman who fell from Roman favor and was sentenced to live as a slave–all at the hands of his childhood friend, Messala.

Once nearly brothers, any hope of reconciliation is dashed after Messala is seriously injured during a vicious chariot race won by the vindictive Ben-Hur. But what makes this adaptation of Lew Wallace’s best-selling story unforgettable is the changed man Ben-Hur becomes after seeing Christ on the cross. Recorded in London with film-style sound, this action-packed production underscores the fact that the power of God’s love and true forgiveness are the only forces stronger than hatred and revenge.

Note: If your child previously used the Extension Package in Creation to Christ, you already own this audio for “Ben Hur.” In this case, select the English package without the “Ben Hur” audio.

Ben Hur
List Price – $5.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – Lew Wallace
Bibliographic Data – 400 pages

Description:

This is the remarkable saga of a man framed for attempting to murder a Roman official, and condemned to death as a galley slave. Epic in scope, it recreates Imperial Rome from a thrilling sea battle, to the famous chariot race, to the agony of Crucifixion. This classic novel, subtitled “A Tale of the Christ”, has fascinated readers for generations with its vivid depictions of Jesus’ life interwoven with the fictional story of Judah Ben-Hur, a young Jew who finds his life inexorably changed by the Messiah.

An immediate best-seller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, Wallace writes with a freshness and immediacy that brings every action-packed scene to life and vividly illuminates the geography, ethnology and customs of the ancient world.

Building Securely: English 7 Student Text
List Price – $21.75 (Add to Cart)
Author – Rod and Staff
Bibliographic Data – hardback pupil text

Building Securely: English 7 Teacher’s Manual
List Price – $29.44 (Add to Cart)
Author – Rod and Staff
Bibliographic Data – hardback teacher text

 

Description:

English 7 contains 125 lessons divided into 11 chapters. The first two chapters deal with sentence parts and sentence construction. Object complements and subjective complements are introduced. Chapters 3-9 focus on the parts of speech. Verbals, progressive and emphatic forms of verbs, intransitive verbs, restrictive clauses, conjunctive adverbs, and so forth, are introduced. Ample sentence diagramming practice is included. Chapter 10 teaches concepts about capitalization and punctuation. Italics, single quotation marks, and ellipsis points are introduced. Chapter 11 deals with using numerous kinds of reference books, studying words, and studying word families. Some of the new composition skills taught are guidelines for proofreading, character sketches, and note taking. Paragraph construction, outlining, letter writing, story writing, and poetry are taught at deeper levels.

General teaching suggestions are included at the beginning of the hardcover Teacher’s Manual. Copies of the pupil’s pages are included in reduced size. The answers for the pupil’s lessons are in shaded areas beside the exercises. Further teacher’s helps are given on the shaded areas below the pupil’s copies. The Purpose is given for each lesson. A star indicates when a concept is introduced for the first time in the English series. Some lessons have an additional part titled Teacher, including further information for the teacher’s awareness. Oral Review lists questions for review as well as preparation for the new lesson. Reviews are included to drill important concepts.

In the World History guide, Essentials in Writing: Grade 11 will alternate with Rod and Staff: English 7 so that students will do Essentials in Writing twice weekly and English 7 twice weekly. Typically, the time slot that these two subjects share will be approximately 35 min. each day. Ideally, students will have completed half of Rod and Staff 7 in the World Geography Guide and will complete the other half of English 7 in the World History Guide. Of course, students who are new to Heart of Dakota (or who came to Rod and Staff late) may be on a different Rod and Staff sequence.

Note: If you already purchased English 7 for use with the World Geography Guide, then you will not need to purchase it for use with the World History Guide.

Essentials in Writing: Grade 11 Curriculum
List Price – $67.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Matthew Stephens
Bibliographic Data – 3 Disk DVD Set and Pre-printed Workbook

Optional: Essentials in Writing: Grade 11 Student Book (extra print copy)
List Price – $32.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Matthew Stephens
Bibliographic Data – Spiral bound, laminate cover, 168 pages

Description:

There is much to love about Stephen’s Grade 11 writing course. Our oldest son completed it as a senior, doing the Grade 11 even though he could have easily handled the Grade 12. This is because the Grade 12 course was delayed in its release, and so we simply continued with the just released Grade 11. It was our son’s favorite course as a junior and was one that he enjoyed this year as well.

Overview of Grade 11 Topics:

SENTENCE STRUCTURE – dependent and independent clause; simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences; address sentence errors (fragment, run on, and comma splice), appositives
FORMAL PARAGRAPH – structure; expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, descriptive, cause/effect, and narrative paragraphs
THE WRITING PROCESS – in depth study of each part of the writing process; practice the writing process with multi-paragraph compositions
ESSAYS (formal and informal) – detailed instruction and step by step process for expository, persuasive, process analysis, cause and effect, compare/contrast, and response to literature essays; 60-minute essay (college prep)
RESEARCH PAPER (project) – detailed instruction and step by step process to conduct a research project and write a research paper: CAREER STUDY (EXPOSITORY)

There is a DVD component for most lesson days, with the video lasting 7-15 minutes. Matthew Stephens enthusiastically teaches these video lessons with the aid of a whiteboard, clearly sharing the writing process step-by-step as he teaches the lesson. Below is a link to the grade 11 sample of a DVD lesson .Link to the video.

The Student Text is well laid out, including a summary of notes from the lesson, samples of effective writing, samples of ineffective writing, and clear rubrics to aid the parent in grading the student’s work. Lessons are broken down into incremental steps, keeping the writing process from becoming intimidating.

Level 11 Syllabus/Worksheet Sample

In the World History guide, Essentials in Writing: Grade 11 will alternate with Rod and Staff: English 7 so that students will do Essentials in Writing twice weekly and English 7 twice weekly. Typically, the time slot that these two subjects share will be approximately 35 min. each day. Ideally, students will have completed half of Rod and Staff 7 in the World Geography Guide and now will complete the other half of English 7 in the World History Guide. Of course, students who are new to Heart of Dakota (or who came to Rod and Staff late) may be on a different Rod and Staff sequence.

Even though many students using our World History Guide will be in grade 10, due to the fact that Heart of Dakota students have done much writing in the past, they are more than prepared for the level of writing taught in Grade 11: Essentials in Writing. Plus, scheduling the Grade 11 course allows the writing component to work for older students in both grades 11 and 12 as well (who may be using the World History Guide too). As you can see by the samples linked above, the Grade 11: EIW also covers the writing of a research paper by breaking this large task down into incremental steps. What a blessing for all the families who worry about how to cover this very important skill!

Total Health: High School Student Textbook (2005 Version)
List Price – $28.20 (Add to Cart)
Author – Susan Boe
Bibliographic Data – 464 pages, softcover

Total Health: High School Test and Quiz Master Book List Price – $18.15 (Add to Cart)
Author – Susan Boe
Bibliographic Data – 275 pages, spiral-bound (includes Answer Key)

Description:

This curriculum for high school students is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. Written directly to teens from a caring, friendly, Christian perspective, this text presents a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon Scriptural principles. Topics like anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more are included. Black and white illustrations and photographs add visual interest to the text. At the end of each chapter, a review contains terms to define, questions to answer based on the text, Biblical application questions, discussion questions (to discuss with a parent), and suggested activities.

Contents Include:

Physical Health
Ch.1: Welcome to the Human Body (includes anatomy, physiology, and organization of human body)
Ch.2 Eleven Systems: One Body (includes circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, integumentary, immune, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems)
Ch. 3 Nutrition (includes basic nutrition, doctor’s role, vitamins, minerals, and diet)
Ch. 4 Fitness and Exercise (includes fitness facts, exercise principles, exercise programs, preventing injuries, and fatigue and sleep)
Ch. 5 Infectious Disease (includes common types, causes, processes, and battling infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases)
Ch. 6 Noninfectious Disease (includes causes, types, and how to fight them)

Mental Health:
Ch. 7 Stress and Anxiety (includes understanding mental health, coping with stress, and choosing life)
Ch. 8 L.I.F.E. Management (includes managing your lifestyle, influences, friendships, and stressors)
Ch. 9 Made in His Image (includes self-image, appearance, comfort zones, and self-talk)

Social Health:
Ch. 10 Head to Toe (includes physical health: skin, hair, hands, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, posture, feet)
Ch. 11 Risky Business (includes risk-taking, accidents, fire safety, poison control, gun safety, school safety, road safety, basic first aid, fainting, burns, nosebleeds, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, choking, CPR)
Ch. 12 What’s Your Responsibility? (includes responsibility as a Christian, as a person, and as a citizen)
Ch. 13 Maturity: What’s It All About? (includes choices, boundaries, help in crisis, puberty, sexual intimacy, abstinence, purity, fetal development, tobacco, drugs, alcohol)
Ch. 14 Changing Relationships (includes friendships, courtship, marriage, parenthood, family, aging, coping with death)
Ch. 15 Spiritual Health (includes reading and meditating on God’s Word, personal prayer and quiet time, praise and worship, consistent Christian living)
Ch. 16 Reaching Your Potential (includes pursuing a vision, pursuing your destiny in Christ, waiting on the Lord, a heavenly inheritance)

Note: I used this study with our oldest son when he was a sophomore, and while I must admit I was hesitant to discuss some of the topics it really became an incredible time of sharing between the two of us. Our discussions were very rich and honest, and with such a God-honoring text like this in hand (and armed with its truly excellent and thought-provoking questions), all I had to do was ask the questions in the guide and discuss the answers with my son. Rest assured that the topics are treated in such a Biblical way that even potentially tough topics will lead your child closer to the Lord. My oldest son (who is a senior this year) was just saying what good memories he has of doing this study and of the discussions he had with me! What a blessing to take these opportunities to remain close to our children and keep open lines of communication about all areas of their lives.

Spanish Homeschool Curriculum Kit
List Price – $80.95 – Save $9.00(Add to Cart)
Author – Alpha Omega
Bibliographic Data – 10 consumable worktexts, pronunciation CD’s, Teacher’s Guide, and Answer Key (one per family)

Description:

*Optional: Spanish I – 10 Unit Set (worktexts only – for an extra student) $53.95 – Save $6.00 (Add to Cart)

Adding the Spanish Homeschool Curriculum Kit to the Economy Package adds one-full credit in Spanish over the next two years to your student’s program. The first half of this resource is scheduled daily in the World History guide, allowing your student to earn ½ credit in Spanish in the World History guide. The remaining half of this resource will be scheduled in the guide that follows the World History guide, allowing your student to earn another ½ credit in Spanish in that guide. Since this Spanish program moves quickly and is quite vocabulary and grammar intensive, it is best if students have some previous Spanish exposure (like Getting Started With Spanish) prior to beginning this program. Students who desire to study a different foreign language, or who are beyond Spanish I, may substitute a different language course in place of this option to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

This full-color, consumable Spanish course is designed to build Spanish skills through dialogue and conversation practice. Afraid you can’t teach a foreign language? Don’t be. This course has easy, step-by-step lessons and explanations that every parent can follow. And your student will love learning Spanish with easy-to-follow, self-paced lessons! To encourage student learning, this course is divided into ten motivating worktexts. Personalized instruction, along with consistent reviews, and learning the grammar of Spanish ensures concept mastery. Topics covered in this curriculum include extensive vocabulary related to school, home, numbers, months, seasons, time, and clothing, parts of speech, and the culture and geography of Spanish speaking countries from around the world.

This course also builds skills in reading, writing, and speaking the Spanish language. Using the included audio CDs, your student will have the opportunity to hear Spanish speakers actually using various words and verb tenses! What could be more convenient? The course also comes with a teacher’s guide filled with teaching ideas, supplemental activities, outlined objectives, and answer keys. Most importantly, after your student has completed this ten-unit course, he’ll be able to ask and answer basic questions and respond to simple statements in Spanish!

Note: Our oldest son used this course as a follow-up to Getting Started With Spanish with great success. The two courses actually complement each other very well, and our son was able to keep up with the quick pace and vocabulary used in this course thanks to Getting Started With Spanish. Together, the two courses have helped make Spanish one of our son’s favorite high school subjects. Better yet, even parents with no previous Spanish experience can oversee this course, thanks to the audio CDs and clear Answer Key. The course is meant for the student to complete on his/her own (with the exception of the speaking/dialogue exercises) and works well in that capacity. So don’t fret over the illusive foreign language credit any longer! Heart of Dakota schedules a steady, manageable foreign language pace of 2 full credits spread over 4 years of high school that will help your student learn, enjoy, and retain Spanish.

Link to Sample (Unit 1 Worktext)

Link to Sample (Unit 2 Worktext)

Link to Sample (Unit 3 Worktext)

Link to Sample (Unit 4 Worktext)

Link to Sample (Unit 5 Worktext)

Art Projects: DVD Set
List Price – $99.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – Phyllis Clausen Barker
Bibliographic Data – 138 pages (either reproduce or purchase one per student)

This is a 9 DVD Set of art projects designed to be completed at home. The projects on each DVD are narrated, modeled, and taught with a Christian emphasis by master artist Pat Knepley. Each DVD focuses on a different artist and a different type of art project. Each project is divided into 4 separate sessions, and Pat takes students through each step of the lesson on the DVD. We schedule students to do one art project session each week, completing an art project every 4 weeks. The design of the projects makes this an art class that your students can enjoy and excel at in the comfort of your own home. Plan for art project sessions to last about an hour with the DVD running about 30 min. This allows enough time for students to pause and work along with Pat, taking time to be creative and do the project well. Some students may take longer to work.

9 DVD Set – Artists and corresponding projects are as follows:
*Tiffany Window in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany
*Repeated Sweets in the style of Wayne Thiebaud
*Paper Jungle in the style Henri Rousseau
*Pointillism Fruit in the style of Georges Seurat
*Poppy Collage in the style of Georgia O’Keefe
*Dreams of Joseph in the style of Marc Chagall
*Horsing Around in the style of Edgar Degas
*Peaceful Seas in the style of Winslow Homer
*Sunflowers in the style of Vincent Van Gogh

Each DVD includes art history, art elements, art principles, step-by-step tutoring, and integrated Biblical truths. Students will end up with a portfolio of 9 completed projects as part of their Fine Arts study.

Link to Trailers and Promos for Art Projects DVDs (Scroll down to the “Art Projects” heading and select any promo to watch under that heading. The promos play at the top of your screen, so after selecting the promo, scroll back to the top of the screen to click play.)

Note: There will be two options for credit within Heart of Dakota’s Fine Art program. The first option (and the recommended option) will be to earn one-full credit by using all of the resources in the Fine Art Package.

The second option will be to earn 1/2 credit in Fine Art by omitting the “Art Projects” DVD Set. This option will utilize all of the remaining art resources in the Fine Art Package, but will omit the once weekly art project session. This option is only recommended if you have already met part of your Fine Art requirement some other way, or if your state or college entrance requirement only requires 1/2 credit in Fine Art.

Art Gallery Notebook
List Price – $27.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Carrie Austin, Graphic Designer – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided (one per student)

Description:

As narrative as the Short Lessons in Art History text is, it does not shine in the area of full color artwork. While it would seem easy to add to a book of art prints to our package to accompany the text, this route had many barriers. First, many of these types of full-color art print books are very expensive. Next, the art prints within these volumes often contain multiple images with nudity. Last, even after overlooking cost and the lack of clothing issues, many books didn’t contain prints of all of the artists the students will be studying.

To remedy these problems, we designed an Art Gallery Notebook containing at least one full-color print for each artist. This notebook is used in conjunction with the Short Lessons in Art History readings, providing a beautiful collection of paintings by famous artists throughout history. Students will also record “Writing Project” and “Research Project” assignments about the artists in the notebook, allowing the notebook to function as a portfolio for fine arts related work as well. The notebook adds a Charlotte Mason inspired feel to the fine arts program! Pages come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a binder. A full-color cover is included for insertion in a clear plastic page protector on the binder’s cover.

Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History
List Price – $26.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Phyllis Clausen Barker
Bibliographic Data – 138 pages (either reproduce or purchase one per student)

Description:

This lively volume is a novel way to engage art history students. It features separate chapters on 35 European and American masters, showcasing a variety of activities, questions, and projects concerning the artists and their work. The exercises and activities for each artist are designed to help your students increase their awareness of the artists and encourage them to draw their own conclusions about what makes the work of certain artists timeless.

There are four general types of exercises in the book. The first type of exercise features comprehension questions. These may be in the form of word puzzles, crosswords, matching questions, or fill in the blanks. These questions can be answered directly on the reproduced page. The second type of exercise features “Short Answer Questions” that can be used for discussion or written work and call for some synthesis on the part of the student. These questions may ask the student to define a term or explain how the work of a particular artist differed form earlier artists’ work. Students can find the information to answer these questions in the relevant section of the text. They may need to use separate paper to answer these questions.

The third type of exercise features either a “Writing Project” or a “Research Project.” These call for independent writing or research on the student’s part. Here, students might be asked to make a time line showing an artist’s major works or to describe how a particular event influenced an artist. Completing these exercises will give students a deeper insight into the lives and work of the artists.

The fourth type of exercise is the “Art Project.” While interesting, the “Art Project” section presents some difficulties in that it is not described in much detail or laid out in clear steps. Instead, very general suggestions are given, often making the project overwhelming to perform without more instruction. Due to these challenges, we will be omitting the “Art Projects” part of these exercises and be covering this area in a different way using the “Art Projects” DVD Set by See the Light instead. These DVDs are scheduled in the World History Guide in place of the “Art Project” exercises in this book.

See inside sample pages.

Short Lessons in Art History
List Price – $26.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Phyllis Clausen Barker
Bibliographic Data – 224 pages

Description:

This captivating biographical survey covers art history through the life stories and artistic accomplishments of 35 great painters and sculptors. Students will come to appreciate the artists’ personal struggles and successes, along with their greatest works, and will gain an understanding of major art movements from the Italian Renaissance to modern times.

This book includes:
*64 black-and-white images and 22 color plates
*Glossaries for each artist
*Artists of the Renaissance (Botticelli, da Vinci, Durer, Rubens), the 18th Century (El Greco, Goya, Turner), Impressionism (Monet, Renoir, Cezanne), the 20th Century (Matisse, Picasso, Hopper, Wyeth) and 21 more artists
*European and American masters

These lessons will be paired with Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History.

Link to see inside sample pages.

God & the History of Art
List Price –$29.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Barry Stebbing
Bibliographic Data – 3 Discs: 12-part DVD Set

Description from the Publisher:

In this 12-part art series on DVD, Barry Stebbing journeys through the centuries offering biblical insights into the great art and artists of the ages.

Lessons include:

This three-DVD set features beautiful colors, paintings and classical music. It also provides a unique view into many of the great works of art in Western culture. Barry Stebbing, founder of How Great Thou Art, is an artist and educator by heart. Over the years, he has instructed over 60,000 students. Join Mr. Stebbing as he teaches about “God and the History of Art”.

Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot Captain Scott O’Grady
List Price – $6.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – Scott O’Grady and Michael French
Bibliographic Data – 133 pages

Description:

U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O’Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O’Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory.

Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom
List Price – $14.97 (Add to Cart)
Author – Focus on the Family
Bibliographic Data – Audio Drama 3 CD Set = 180 min.

Description:

Peabody Award winner!

With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That’s the question explored in this Focus on the Family Audio Drama. Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this provocative Peabody award-winning dramatization shares the story of one man’s battle against the evils of Nazism, a decadent culture, and compromising church-something that’s not so foreign to society today. It captures the tense moral conflict of a man at odds between loyalty to his country and his Christian faith. At what cost will Dietrich Bonhoeffer stand against Hitler and the Third Reich? Dramatic audio theatre brings this story to life. Challenging and compelling, it’s entertainment with a message!

Between the Sword and the Wall: A Novel of World War I
List Price – $12.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Thomas De Angelo
Bibliographic Data – 130 pages

Description:

This gripping novel is set in 1914-15 during a period in World War I when it seemed the fighting would never end. From the first pages the author brings the WWI era to life and the reader feels everything that an eyewitness must have felt. One begins to understand the struggles of Allied soldiers trapped in occupied Belgium, and the sacrifices people made in helping them escape to Holland and freedom. The true story of nurse Edith Cavell, who ultimately sacrificed much to save others, is wound within the larger story in this book.

Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt
List Price – $9.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – Geoff and Janet Benge
Bibliographic Data – 191 pages

Description:

“Do you mean to say you have no food for tomorrow?” the Egyptian man sputtered. “Well, yes,” Lillian replied. The man exclaimed, “How awful! Will you be able to sleep tonight?” One of the orphan girls laughed and said, “Why, Mama never has any food for tomorrow, and she never loses sleep over it!”

When Lillian Trasher founded Egypt’s first orphanage, others thought that a lone American woman with no means of support would surely be killed or starve to death. But Lillian – certain of God’s guidance – stood by her earlier promise to Him, “If ever I can do anything for You, just let me know – and I’ll do it.”

In the midst of poverty, war, and deadly epidemics, Lillian faced each day with a heart of trust, modeling the life she hoped her children would someday live in their own homes. During fifty tumultuous years, the Mother of the Nile cared for thousands of desperate children, with unwavering faith that God does indeed look after the orphans. (1887-1961). This book brings the land, culture, and even some of the politics of Egypt to life, during years of internal and external strife in Egypt. Even while Lillian endures much, she always trusts the Lord to provide.

John Newton
List Price – $11.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Your Story Hour
Bibliographic Data – 2 CD Set (two-sided), Audio Drama

Description:

After the early death of John Newton’s religiously devoted mother, John eventually was no longer a church-loving little boy. As a teenager he joined the crew of a slave ship to avoid service in the Royal Navy. A constant irritant to his fellow sailors, due to his cursing, blasphemies and rebellious ways, Newton’s faith returned when his ship miraculously survived a storm. Back in Africa on another slave ship, a back-slidden Newton repented during a terrible sickness, recovered in two days and returned to England where he married his Christian sweetheart. Having answered a call to ministry, Newton became a prodigious hymn writer and prominent opponent of the slave trade. This is a four-part audio drama of Newton’s adventurous life.

Note: I spent many hours reading books about John Newton and found that each book I read had issues difficult to overcome. Either there was too much language, or too many adult themes, or too many graphic descriptions, or too much old world style language! However, Newton is a man with whom students should definitely be familiar. When I listened to this audio drama, I discovered that it included the important events from all of the books I’d read about Newton and did so in a way that made Newton’s journey to faith all the more memorable! Even though this audio drama begins in a manner designed to interest a much younger audience, if you listen past the introduction of each episode, you will find yourself drawn into the story even as a teenage (or an adult listener). So, don’t be put off by the beginning, or you will miss joining John Newton on a journey of a lifetime!

Patriot’s Daughter: the Story of Anastasia Lafayetten
List Price – $16.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Gladys Malvern
Bibliographic Data – 224 pages

Description:

As the beloved daughter of the famous Marquis de Lafayette, Anastasia and her family lived a rich and busy life in France on the eve of the Revolution. Anastasia’s father was often away from home, fighting for freedom in the American Revolution and then in the French Revolution he helped to start. But as France’s initial quest for “Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood” descended into the chaos of the Reign of Terror (and the terrible guillotine), the family’s lives were in great danger.

As the people’s cheers of admiration and love for Lafayette changed over the years to howls of hate and fury, the Lafayettes escaped to their country home of Chavaniac. They discovered they were no safer there, as their mother Adrienne was arrested and taken to prison in Paris with other members of the nobility, many whose lives were ended by the blade of the guillotine. Anxiety and an uncertain future along with diminishing resources, strengthened eldest daughter Anastasia into an intelligent and resolute young woman, capable of holding the family together while Maman was in prison, and Papa was off at war and then imprisoned in Austria. Even so, will the patriotic de Lafayettes survive the turmoil that swirls around them? Can Ann stand firm as a Patriot’s Daughter? Out of print for more than 20 years, this special edition is presented in a large, trade size paperback format.

Note: As part of the “Living Library” Package, students have a choice of either In Search of Honor or Patriot’s Daughter. Both are adventurous, historical fiction books set in the tumultuous time period of the French Revolution. In Search of Honor has a main character that is a boy, and Patriot’s Daughter has a main character that is a girl. While students who have not read either book may select either option, more sensitive readers should select Patriot’s Daughter. Since In Search of Honor was scheduled as a part of the Extension Pack in Revival to Revolution, students who have already read In Search of Honor should choose Patriot’s Daughter instead. Both books are scheduled in the guide.

In Search of Honor
List Price – $10.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Donnalynn Hess
Bibliographic Data – 168 pages

Description:

Set in Paris during the French Revolution. A young man struggles to free himself from his own prison of bitterness. The peaceful existence of young Jacques Chenier and his family is shattered as the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution begins. While the war rages throughout Paris, Jacques struggles to survive one calamity after another in a desperate attempt to free himself from the bitter memory of his father’s murder. In the process he discovers the true meaning of honor and the freedom and forgiveness that can only come from knowing Christ.

Note: As part of the “Living Library” Package, students have a choice of either In Search of Honor or Patriot’s Daughter. Both are adventurous, historical fiction books set in the tumultuous time period of the French Revolution. In Search of Honor has a main character that is a boy, and Patriot’s Daughter has a main character that is a girl. While students who have not read either book may select either option, more sensitive readers should select Patriot’s Daughter. Since In Search of Honor was scheduled as a part of the Extension Pack in Revival to Revolution, students who have already read In Search of Honor should choose Patriot’s Daughter instead. Both books are scheduled in the guide.

Stronger Than the Sword
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Author – Faith Cook
Bibliographic Data – 192 pages

Description:

A farmer, searching the moors at night for his son, missing after a skirmish in the English Civil War, stumbles across a Royalist soldier lying severely injured in a ditch. His decision to help the man will have surprising repercussions in years to come, both for his own family and for the stranger whose life was saved at great personal cost to his rescuers.

Set in times when to refuse to conform to the forms of worship imposed by the state was to risk fines or imprisonment, this story depicts a typical family living in Somerset in the mid-seventeenth century. The circumstances of their lives, and those of their friends, are set in the context of stirring historical events, and interwoven into the narrative are numerous references to real-life historical characters, including Joseph Alleine, John Bunyan, and the early Baptist leader Hanserd Knollys, as well as notable political figures.

The central characters in the story are representative of the countless numbers of Christians worldwide who, down through the centuries, have demonstrated a faith in the living God which is stronger than the sword – a faith that prevails even though a civil power may attempt to crush and annihilate it. As such, their example challenges Christians today to remain faithful to the truths of Scripture, cost what it may and however subtle the forms in which persecution may be presented.

Johannes Kepler
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Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – 202 pages

Description:

Johannes Kepler considered his vast scientific studies as another way of looking into God’s magnificent creation. He often became so excited with his discoveries that he would write songs of praise to God along with recording his findings in his scientific journals! In all of history there has never been another man like Johannes Kepler. A listing of his many accomplishments could not do justice to the exciting facts of his life.

Author John Hudson Tiner ia a mathematician writing about an astronomer who used math to study the skies. Tiner’s background as a scientist and faith as a Christian give him unusual insight into the religious life of Johannes Kepler – the dedicated astronomer and Christian. Tiner has been published in both secular and religious magazines, writing more than 200 articles dealing with science and religion. Mr. Tiner is an instructor of physics and astronomy on the high school level and mathematics on the college level. His knowledge and clear writing style turn difficult scientific material into easy reading. Tiner’s undergraduate studies include Bible. He holds a Master’s degree from Duke University and has done graduate work in astronomy at Sam Houston State University. His most recent studies are in nuclear engineering at the University of Missouri.

Caught in the Web: What Was It Like to Live As a Christian During the Reign of the Tudors?
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Author – Faith Cook
Bibliographic Data – 286 pages

Description:

Hal had seen it coming. It was all a wicked plot. Lady Jane was being snared in a plot. Suddenly he found himself thinking of a spider’s web that he had seen up in the rafters when he had broken his leg. He remembered how the helpless fly was trapped in the fine silken threads. Was Lady Jane caught like that fly in a web woven by the cruelty of ambitious men and women?

Blending fictional and historical characters and events, Cook reveals 16th-century England as a time of great suffering for Christians. Her captivating account centers on Lady Jane Grey, the 9-day Queen of England who was caught in a network of intrigue and political ambition and the cruelties that characterized the reign of Mary Tudor.

Luther the Leader
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Author – Virgil E. Robinson
Bibliographic Data – 96 pages

Description:

Martin Luther’s life is truly an inspiration to every Christian. He was a pioneer among the Christians in his age and remains a leader of Christians in our age. Luther stands out among men in history as one who would not compromise his conscience. His unbending desire to live for Christ and truth brought him into conflict with the princes and leaders of the world. The stories of his consistent witness will inspire you to be faithful to God at any cost.

Joan of Arc
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Author – Diane Stanley
Bibliographic Data – 48 pages

Description:

Against the fascinating tapestry of France’s history during the Hundred Years’ War, Diane Stanley unfolds the story of the simple thirteen-year-old village girl who in Just a few years would lead France to independence from English rule, and thus become a symbol of France’s national pride. It is a story of vision and bravery, fierce determination, and tragic martyrdom. Diane Stanley’s extraordinary gift to present historical information in an accessible format has never been more impressive, nor her skillful, beautifully realized illustrations (here imitating medieval illuminated manuscripts) more exquisite! This is a beautiful book with a compelling story to tell.

The Magna Charta
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Author – James Daugherty
Bibliographic Data – 181 pages

Description:

It was Ben Franklin who coined the phrase, “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God,” and if any historical drama fulfills that maxim, it is surely the saga of King John and the drafting of the Magna Charta. Out of the rich turbulence of English history, June 15, 1215 stands apart as a significant milestone in the progress of human liberty. On that day, a brave band of barons, led by the noble Stephen Langton, and calling themselves the Army of God, stood up to the wicked King John and demanded that he restore the ancient laws of England that he had so unabashedly trampled underfoot.

The era is a rollicking one filled with colorful characters like Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Richard the Lionheart, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and many more. Newbery and Caldecott medal-winner James Daugherty brings his own passion for freedom’s story to this wonderful saga of the thirteenth century. Daugherty devotes the last part of the book to a history of the “documents” of freedom-what he calls the “Children of the Magna Charta”-demonstrating how liberty has progressed over the ages. Two-color illustrations by the author enhance the drama of this text.

The King’s Shadow
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Author – Elizabeth Alder
Bibliographic Data – 259 pages

Description:

Evyn, a young Welsh serf, has dreamed all his life of becoming a storyteller. But in a cruel twist of fate, Evyn and his father suffer a brutal attack by a group of murderous ruffians. Evyn’s tongue is cut off and his father is killed. Orphaned and unable to speak, Evyn assumes he is destined to a life of slavery. But Evyn is resilient and teaches himself to read and write. He is then appointed the personal companion to Earl Harold of Wessex, who later becomes the King of England. The two travel the countryside together, forming a close father-son bond. Evyn chronicles all of their exciting journeys, which culminate at the Battle of Hastings, where the future of the country is decided.

Note: The King’s Shadow is a terrific novel based on the time period of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings, however it also has several scenes that include graphic violence. With this in mind, we also offer the choice of the Son of Charlemagne for sensitive readers instead. Both are scheduled in the guide.

Son of Charlemagne
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Author – Barbara Willard
Bibliographic Data – 183 pages

Description:

The year is A.D. 781. King Charles of the Franks is crossing the Alps with his family and court on a journey to meet with Pope Hadrian. One frosty night he speaks to his young son Carl, “When we come to Rome you will know that I am naming you my heir. One day you will rule over all my lands. . . .” But the King already had an heir, Pepin the Hunchback, mockingly called Gobbo. Was he to be dispossessed? Yet, Carl sees that Charlemagne is determined to do what he feels is best to serve God and Europe. Note: This book is a replacement option for sensitive readers to use in place of The King’s Shadow. Both options will be scheduled in our guide.

The Lantern Bearers
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Author – Rosemary Sutcliff
Bibliographic Data – 240 pages

Description:

The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain forever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila, a young Legionnaire, deserted his regiment to stay behind with his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow, and in the end, there is only one thing left in Aquila’s life-his thirst for revenge …

This book is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

Spring Tide
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Author – Mary Ray
Bibliographic Data – 200 pages

Description:

It is A. D. 311 in West Britain and even in this far-flung province of the Roman Empire Christians are not safe from renewed imperial persecution. At Caer Taff-modern-day Cardiff-a brief skirmish against a marauding tribe, the Deisi, develops into a more dangerous struggle between the new religion and the dominant pagan culture of the local Roman fort.

Two friends, Julius and Con, meet and befriend Brychan, a young Christian priest, who is later captured and imprisoned at the base camp of the legion. Torn between obedience to parental orders and the demands of friendship, the boys resolve to help him escape. Aided by Aaron the Hebrew, a Roman soldier who has secretly converted to Christianity after witnessing the martyrdom of St. Alban seven years earlier, they set out to rescue Brychan-but with unexpectedly grave consequences.

This thoughtful story highlights the boys’ courage, which will have an impact on all the characters involved. It also plays its part in bringing about the “spring tide” of hope that will eventually result in the Edict of Milan of A.D. 313-and religious tolerance for all Christians.

The Silas Diary
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Author – Gene Edwards
Bibliographic Data – 238 pages

Description:

What was it really like to live in the New Testament era? This historical narrative parallels the book of Acts, giving a first-person account of Paul’s first journey. We see it through the eyes of Silas, a friend and traveling companion of the apostle. You’ll find yourself shipwrecked in the cold Mediterranean Sea, fighting for your life with Paul and John Mark as they grab for something to hold onto in the icy blast of an Etesian storm. You’ll discover what it’s like to ford a river in a hailstorm only to be swept ashore in drenched, cold clothing, far from shelter or friends.

This is your invitation to join Silas, Paul, and their companions on a journey fraught with danger and adventure – a journey that changed the history of the world. Learn with the first-century Christians what freedom in Christ really means.

A Sparrow Alone
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Author – Alicia Petersen
Bibliographic Data – 160 pages

Description:

Alicia Petersen’s historical fiction book is set in first century Jerusalem. The lives of two Jewish teens are changed forever by the malicious death of their parents at the hands of soldiers in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. Seventeen-year-old Mala sews for the wives of Roman aristocrats and seeks comfort in the hope of a coming Messiah; her older brother Abdon is consumed with anger and joins a renegade band committed to acts of treachery. In this Christian fiction book, the village is shaken when one of its citizens is transformed and the claims of Jesus of Nazareth must be considered.

Cyrus the Persian
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Author – Sherman A. Nagel
Bibliographic Data – 184 pages

Description:

The most fascinating story that a man could write is one that deals with history that God has shaped. And this is that kind of a story, intensely alive and absorbing, because it is drawn from the history of the Jewish people up to the time of their deliverance under Cyrus the Great, King of the Medes and the Persians. Cyrus the Persian was a great king, a great warrior, and an integral part of God’s plan for the Jewish return to Canaan. This story is about the life and ascent of Cyrus and the events that might have transpired during his life leading to the decree that would allow the Israelites to leave Persia.

In recreating this captivating story, Mr. Nagel has “let in the romantic charm of ancient Babylon, and the mystic enchantment of the far east.” He has shown us what inspiring heroism grows from faith in the Lord and how the Lord continually shapes the destinies of His people. Based on historical fact, author Sherman Nagel’s retelling of this story is exciting to read and hard to put down.

Cat of Bubastes
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Author – G.A. Henty
Bibliographic Data – 320 pages

Description:

In this story set in ancient Egypt, Henty gives his readers a fascinating picture of one of the greatest of the ancient peoples at the height of their civilization. Chebron (son of the Egyptian high priest Ameres) and Amuba (a Rebu slave in Ameres’ household) are companions.

Their lives are changed irrevocably when Chebron accidentally kills his sister’s cat, an animal sacred to the Egyptians-which is an offense punishable by death. The boys and their companion decide to make a long and dangerous journey to the land of the Rebus, where they will be out of reach of their enemies. Characters have some interaction with the Hebrew people, and Moses himself makes a cameo appearance.

Ancient Egypt is detailed so vividly you can imagine yourself there! This story uniquely portrays the Egyptian culture with amazing detail while taking the reader on a path of geography up, down, and all around the Nile in 1350 BC.

Note: Students who used the Extension Pack in Creation to Christ listened to an abridged recording of Cat of Bubastes. Since reading a book is different than listening to it, and the audio was also abridged, we recommend that all students read the unabridged Cat of Bubastes as planned in the World History Guide.

The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy
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Author – Laura Schlitz
Bibliographic Data – 80 pages

Description:

Archaeologist? Mythmaker? Crook? This engaging, illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann – a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy – reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three. From the time Heinrich Schliemann was a boy – or so he said – he knew he was destined to dig for lost cities and find buried treasure. And if Schliemann had his way, history books would honor him to this day as one of the greatest archaeologists who ever lived. But a little digging into the life of Schliemann himself reveals that this nineteenth-century self-made man had a funny habit of taking liberties with the truth. Like the famous character of his hero, the poet Homer, Schliemann was a crafty fellow and an inventor of stories, a traveler who had been shipwrecked and stranded and somehow survived. And Heinrich Schliemann was determined to become a legend like Homer – but in his own time.

Following this larger-than-life character from his poor childhood in Germany to his achievement of wealth as a merchant in Russia, from his first haphazard dig for the city of Ilium to his final years living in a pseudo “Palace of Troy,” this engrossing tale paints a portrait of contradictions- a man at once stingy and lavishly generous, a scholar both shrewd and reckless, a speaker of twenty-two languages and a health fanatic addicted to cold sea baths. Laura Amy Schlitz weaves historical facts among Schliemann’s fanciful recollections, while Robert Byrd’s illustrations evoke his life and times in wonderful detail. Along the way, this book gives readers (both young and old) food for discussion about how history sometimes comes to be written – and how it sometimes needs to be changed.

All-in-One Curriculum for The Pilgrim’s Progress
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Author – John Bunyan, Answers in Genesis
Bibliographic Data – Hardback volume (includes illustrated copy of full-length Pilgrim’s Progress, questions, Answer Key, and printable CD of question pages)

Optional: Additional Pilgrim’s Progress Reader $9.99 (Add to Cart)
Optional: Pilgrim’s Progress Audio Drama (5 fully dramatized CDs) $24.99 (Add to Cart)

Description:

Next to the Bible, Pilgrim’s Progress is the most read book of all time. With a distinction like this and it’s allegorical focus on a Christian’s journey through this world toward heaven, it is definitely a book that should be read by our children.

While Pilgrim’s Progress could simply be read (or listened to), there is much to be gained from thinking deeply about it and discussing it with a parent (or mature adult). This is because the meaning within the story becomes richer as you grow older. Maturity in one’s faith, and experience with life’s trials, makes Pilgrim’s Progress even more meaningful.

My oldest son read Pilgrim’s Progress at a young age and in all honesty I think he would have benefited from it more had I waited for him to read it when he was in high school. This is one instance in which I believe that reading this particular story later rather than earlier is a good idea. Reading it later and discussing it personally with a parent, rather than reading it younger in a group setting and discussing it with younger ears around can also make a big difference in the level of discussion and of personal sharing!

I think that if done at the right time, with the right audience, this story can be life-changing. I also think that any opportunity where we can have our teens have a time of personal sharing with us one-on-one is an opportunity worth seizing. With this in mind, we will be seizing this opportunity in the World History Guide!

We will schedule this AIG resource to be used once weekly with both parent and child partnering in the study. There will be the option of listening along with the audio of the unabridged text if desired. The audio will be an additional separate purchase. The full, unabridged text of Pilgrim’s Progress is included in the oversized hardback curriculum (and is illustrated with well-drawn black and white drawings). The curriculum includes provided questions, charts, and Scripture references that complement each chapter. We will use mostly the “Digging Deeper” higher-level questions with our high school students. The curriculum comes with a CD that allows printing of the questions for additional students. There will also be the option of purchasing additional student copies of Pilgrim’s Progress (that match the curriculum) for each student to have his/her own copy of the book if desired.

Includes the reproducible student pages on CD-ROM.

Illustrated full-length text Contains the entire text of The Pilgrim’s Progress with Bunyan’s Scripture annotations and is illustrated with detailed drawings of important scenes.

Discussion questions At the end of each of the 39 chapters, “Truths to Ponder” give young children an opportunity to cement the truths Bunyan desired to teach children, while the “Digging Deeper” questions help older students apply the teaching to their lives.

Annotated Scripture references

Character analysis The detailed commentary on the figures that Pilgrim encounters throughout his journey give you greater comprehension of John Bunyan’s message.

Unit study The extension activities included in the unit study will enable your students to understand more about the events that influenced John Bunyan as he wrote this most-famous of allegories.

Bonus Includes a section of intriguing information about John Bunyan and the story behind the writing of this classic!

Selah: Greatest Hymns
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Author – Selah
Bibliographic Data – Audio CD

Description:

As part of their Bible time this year, students will listen to hymns using Selah’s Greatest Hymns CD. This CD includes 15 wonderful hymns with liner notes that give either a little background on the hymn or a personal note about the hymn from one of the members of Selah. Hymn study is a wonderful Charlotte Mason inspired part of the school day, and taking into account the maturing age of our students, this compilation brings hymn study to our students in a way that will speak to their hearts. Even if you are not a fan of Selah, this Greatest Hymns CD will probably become a favorite. I didn’t own any Selah CDs, yet this particular one is so highly recommended so many places (and is so beloved by my mother and sisters) that I had to include it. It speaks to my heart now too! What a wonderful way to learn the words of timeless hymns from ages past.

Hymns included are as follows:

Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study: Old Testament Survey
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Author – Starr Meade
Bibliographic Data – Vol 1: 196 pages, Vol. 2: 228 pages, Vol. 5 Answer Key: 188 pages (Package Includes: 2 Volume Old Testament Survey and separate Answer Key)

Optional: Old Testament Survey (2 volumes, without Answer Key – for an extra student) Price $30.00 (Add to Cart)

Description:

This Bible based study is appropriate for a full year of Bible for high school aged students. One set is needed for each student. The study is non-denominationally Protestant with the focus primarily on reading and reflecting upon Scripture itself. Using a study guide format, this overview of the Old Testament leads high school students through Scripture, guiding them in a walk through the Bible from beginning to end to better understand the big picture. Understanding the big picture is truly an area where Starr Meade has been gifted by the Lord. Meade guides students to know what God is like, what He requires, and how to have a right relationship with Him through reading His precious Word. God chose to reveal Himself to us through the written Word, His Holy Book the Bible. To see God’s overall message, the Bible is to be read like any other book… from beginning to end.

To gather the Bible’s meaning, we need to study and analyze it. We need to think deeply about it. Meade shares that each book of the Bible has at least one or more main arguments and important points to make. Following these arguments and points requires study. Of course, we need to turn this “head knowledge” into “heart knowledge,” affecting how we live out of our lives. But, as God’s Word says, “Knowledge (of God) is the beginning of wisdom.”

Meade shares that she looks upon her survey of the Bible as a study. This study is based upon reading God’s Word each day and studying it. The focus is on seeing the Bible as a book, with a main character that is God Himself. In His Book, he reveals His own character. This leads us to ask as we read His Word, “What does God do in the story? What do we learn from Him about what He does?”

Next, Meade shares that we need to understand that each book of the Bible was written by a human author who had a reason (or intention) for writing his portion of Scripture. This intention helped determine what was included in that particular book of the Bible. Even though all Scripture is God breathed, knowing to what audience and for what purpose the human author wrote the book helps us understand what he wrote.

Meade also reminds us that while the Bible is to be read and studied like a book, it is not just any book. This means that we cannot pick and choose what we believe or agree with as we read God’s Book. Instead, all of our “beliefs, opinions, and preferences must bow before the truth that God reveals in Scripture.” This is such an important distinction that sets study of God’s Word apart from the study of other books!

Last, Meade reminds us that because of sin’s effect upon us, we are in need of the Holy Spirit’s help to grasp what God is saying in His Word and to be moved to obey it. “Real understanding requires the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.” Apart from God, we will never truly understand His Word. Studying also requires hard work and diligence! God has good reason for each part that is included in Scripture. This means it is worth the work to get to know His Word well.

In our guide, we will schedule Bible study daily. The study will include reading God’s Word and answering questions in the companion study guide. Meade’s context directs the study and helps students delve more deeply into what God is saying and revealing about Himself in His Word.

Students will also have memory work that will be recited at the end of each quarter. This memory work will include memorizing the names of the Books of the Bible in order, the Ten Commandments, the 23rd Psalm, and one other passage.

Students will continue to keep a daily prayer journal. They will also listen and sing hymns as part of their Bible time this year. Students will earn one full credit of Bible: Old Testament Survey by completing the study plan I’ve outlined above. The plan includes Scripture reading, studying, answering questions, memorizing, recording entries in a prayer journal, and hymn study. A weekly study of the unabridged Pilgrim’s Progress will also be part of the Bible credit.

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Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources in World History
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Author – Wendy S. Wilson and Gerald H. Herman
Bibliographic Data – (reproducible) 144 pages (or purchase one per student)

Description:

Use primary and secondary source material to explore the lives and times of such notables as Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus and the Formation of the Roman Empire, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Angevin Empire, Martin Luther and the Suppression of the Peasant Revolt, Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War, Peter the Great and the Westernization of Russia, John Newton and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Maximilien Robespierre and “The Republic of Virtue”, Robert Peel and the Corn Laws, Sylvia Pankhurst: Advocate or Subversive?, Boxer Rebellion and the Westernization of China, and Francisco (Pancho) Villa: Outlaw or Revolutionary?

This resource takes evaluation of primary source documents to a new level by providing historical background information about the person and the time period being studied, critical-reading questions to guide the reading of the documents, and multiple documents about a singular event or person for students to compare. After reading and analyzing the provided documents (and using what they know about the person and event from other history readings), students must then take a stand about a “charge” leveled against the person in history and defend that stance using excerpts from the primary source documents to support their stance. This process develops critical thinking and opinion-based writing skills, and prepares students for document-based assessment. Grade level: 10-12 Note: Either reproduce these lessons or purchase one per student.

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Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
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Author – Brandon and Mindy Withrow
Bibliographic Data – 255 pages

Description:

Let history come to life – just the way it should. Read the stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the face of the Christian church forever. Meet the German monk, the French scholar, and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church. Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the freedom to worship according to their consciences.

It was a time of war and upheaval, but also a time of promise and hope. From Erasmus and Luther to Katherine Parr and William Bradford, God used different personalities in different places to bring sweeping changes to church government and the way we worship. Learn from their mistakes and be encouraged by their amazing strengths and gifts.

Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as the Scientific Revolution, wars of religion, the Puritans, and the settling of the Americas.

Contents:
This volume spans the years from 1500 to 1700. Chapters highlight the lives of Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther, Menno Simons, John Calvin, Katherine Parr, Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, Jeanne d’Albret, William Bradford, Samuel Rutherford, John Bunyan, and John Eliot. Additional background features include: Reformation Church Timeline; What was the Reformation Church?; The Catholic Reformation; Big Changes in the Reformation World; War and Religion; The Settling of the Americas; Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation; Other Reformation Christians; and Enlightenment and Awakening.

Note: This is the only book in the “History Lives” series that we haven’t used in a previous Heart of Dakota guide. This is because Mystery of History III did such a good job of covering the people and events from this time period in our guide Resurrection to Reformation that we didn’t need it. We are thrilled to include this book now, allowing students to complete the series.

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History
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Author – Richard M. Hannula
Bibliographic Data – 288 pages

Description:

Christianity is a faith in love with history. God took on human flesh and dwelt among us. The Spirit carried that divine work over the centuries, providing courage and maturity even amid our imperfections.

Christians find their true family line not through tribes and ethnic blood, but in the bond of faithfulness and shed blood that has united our family for millennia. We too often view Church history as the story of obscure people, instead of as the lives of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.

In this collection of forty-six chronologically arranged biographies, Hannula sketches the stirring trials and triumphs of many famous and some lesser known figures in our family of faith, including Augustine, Charlemagne, Anselm, Luther, Bunyan, and Charles Spurgeon.

These biographies provide a wonderful glimpse into the role that the Christian faith played in the lives of people throughout history; beginning with the “Early Church,” moving into the “Middle Ages” followed by the “Reformation” and the “Post-Reformation,” and finishing with “Modern Missions” and “Recent Times.” This provides a great way to learn Church history through fascinating biographical sketches!

Note: While this book is a tremendous resource for Church history, due to its mature content, we waited to use it until our students were older and more mature in their faith. With that being said, I am excited for our students not to miss the opportunity to read this wonderful book as one part of our study of world history. I believe it will help students appreciate the sacrifice that many Christians have made for their faith and (when used in conjunction with the other resources within our guide) help students gain a fuller picture of each person and his/her role in history. Even if your students have already had exposure to this book, reading it independently as scheduled in our guide will be a different experience. This book is used as one resource within our study of world history.

King Alfred’s English
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Author – Laurie J. White
Bibliographic Data – 150 pages

Description:

One needs only to glance at Chaucer, or even further back at Beowulf, to see that English has not always been what we call English. Divided into the major epochs of the language–Pre-English Britain, Old English (which was formed from an invasion of Latin & Old Norse), Middle to Modern English, and Modern English–the retelling of history in King Alfred’s English will engross you.

This book provides a guided tour of forces and events, conquerors and writers that have shaped, simplified, matured and expanded English into what it is today-the first truly global language in history. Mingling history, religion, famous people, and linguistics, this text integrates the story of English into the narrative of Western History.

The capstone of the book is the story of how we got the Bible in English and the Bible’s influence upon our language. As you read, you’ll discover answers to questions like the following: What were the driving ideas behind the Reformation? Are the New Testament documents really reliable and how do they compare to other ancient manuscripts? Why was translating the Bible into English punishable by death and what does all that have to do with the history of English? Learning about the history of the English language has never been as entertaining as it is in King Alfred’s English.

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Short Lessons in World History, Fourth Edition
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Author – E. Richard and Linda R. Churchill
Bibliographic Data – (most pages reproducible) 204 pages (or purchase one per student) (Answer Key included)

Description:

From Ancient Sumer to the high gas prices of 2005, this collection of 87 lessons feature engaging text, time lines, maps, pre-reading questions, quizzes, activities, puzzles, and mini-biographies to dramatize critical events and places over the last 6,000 years of world history. Newly introduced words are bolded and defined in the margins for easy vocabulary building, while “critical thinking” boxes throughout the lessons provide a point for students to stop, think, and apply what they’ve learned. The perfect add-on to a traditional world history course, this text meshes well with the myriad of other resources used within our World History guide. A glossary and answer key for the assessments is included. Note: Either reproduce these lessons or purchase one per student.

Units include:

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In Context: The Stories Behind Seventy Memorable Sayings in Church History
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Author – A. Kenneth Curtis and Dan Graves
Bibliographic Data – 156 pages (with full color pictures)

Description:

The selections in this volume relay Christian history by telling the stories behind seventy stellar sayings. Together the quotes cover the first twenty centuries after Christ’s birth and many of the key events in the spread of the Christian faith. The sayings included are worth contemplating because they distill the essence of a historical period, an individual, or a movement.

Have you ever heard someone choose the “lesser of two evils” when making a particularly tough decision? The origin of this common saying might surprise you as being from Christian writer Thomas a ‘Kempis in the early 15th Century. Kempis was encouraging believers to endure whatever trials may come their way in the name of faith, for the alternative would be eternal separation from God–an evil to be avoided at all costs.

From Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the authors comb the centuries to provide well-researched, thoughtful accounts of faith inspiring sayings related to:

*famous last words
*historic utterances
*favorite lines from hymns
*lasting creeds
*bold declarations of faith
*comforting words

We hope you will enjoy this tour through Christian history by way of some of its best-known sayings!

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You Are There! World History Audio Collection
List Price – $25.00 (Add to Cart)
Author – Old Time Radio Show Series
Bibliographic Data – MP3 Audio CD (Note: Playable on a computer CD drive, a DVD player, or an MP3 compatible CD player. Not playable on a standard CD player.)

 

Description:

Feel like you are there, experiencing the events of world history afresh! See the Fall of Troy, the Battle of Thermopylae, Charlemagne, the Signing of the Magna Charta, the Storming of the Bastille, the Exile and Reign of Napoleon, and even more events from 1200 B.C. to 1899 A.D. In the format of the CBS old time radio shows broadcast in the height of the ‘Radio Years’, these “Old Time Radio Shows” provide history lessons in a historical format.

Each show begins with “live” background coverage of the historical event, and then the “on the scene reporters” take over. For example, everybody knows there were no radio announcers in Ancient Greece, but you will be transported back in time anyway as the show “broadcasts” from inside and outside of Troy during the “Fall of Troy”. The dialogue is very believable, historically accurate, and very much in character. It is apparent that the producers of this show did their homework! Let’s listen to the announcer now…”CBS takes you back to 1200 B.C. All things are as they were then, except for one thing: when CBS is there, You Are There!You Are There is based on authentic historical fact and quotations, and now, on to our story. 31 Tracks (each track is 25-30 min. long)

TRACK/TITLE

  1. Sampler
  2. 1200 BC – The Fall of Troy
  3. 480 BC – The Battle of Thermopylae
  4. 399 BC – The Death of Socrates
  5. Sep 30, 331 BC – Alexander the Great Part I
  6. Oct 1, 331 BC – Alexander the Great Part II
  7. Sep, 326 BC – Alexander the Great Part III
  8. Aug 26, 79 AD – The Last Day of Pompeii
  9. Dec 5, 63 BC – The Conspiracy of Cataline
  10. 44 BC – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  11. Dec 25, 800 – Charlemagne
  12. Oct 14, 1066 – The Battle of Hastings
  13. Jun 15, 1215 – The Signing of the Magna Charta
  14. May 30, 1431 – Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake
  15. Apr 7, 1498 – The Ordeal of Savonarola
  16. Jun 15, 1520 – The Death of Montezuma
  17. Oct 3, 1574 – The Siege of Leiden, Holland
  18. Feb 8, 1587 – Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
  19. Aug 8, 1588 – Drake Defeats Spanish Armada
  20. Jan, 1649 – The Trial and Sentencing of Charles I
  21. Sep 5, 1670 – Trial of William Penn
  22. May 23, 1701 – The Hanging of Captain Kidd
  23. Jun 22, 1757 – The Battle of Plassey
  24. Jul 14, 1789 – The Storming of The Bastille
  25. Oct 16, 1793 – The Trial of Marie Antoinette
  26. May 6, 1802 – Toussaint L’ouverture Liberates Haiti
  27. Mar 7, 1815 – Napoleon Returns from Elba
  28. Jul 31, 1815 – Napoleon Recaptured and Exiled
  29. Oct 25, 1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade
  30. Jun 19, 1867 – The Execution of Maximilian
  31. Sep 8, 1899 – The Dreyfus Case

Note: Not all tracks will be used within the World History Guide, simply due to time constraints.

Link to sample audio of “The Signing of the Magna Charta”

People, Places, & Events of World History
List Price – $53.70 for all 6 texts (Add to Cart)
Author – John R. Bennie III
Bibliographic Data – 6 softcover texts: Chapters 1-6 = 389 total pages

The People, Places, & Events of World History is designed for high school students. As part of the design of this world history course, students study the following 15 basic components of cultures: Agriculture, Architecture, Communication, Discoveries, Dominant Personalities, Education, Families, Food, Government, Industry, Energy, Military, Religion, Sports, and Transportation. In covering history in this manner, students gain a cultural perspective of life in various time periods, rather than following a strictly chronological approach to studying historical events.

This course consists of six chapters that cover time from 5000 B.C. to 2011 A.D. The first chapter begins with evidence of civilization in the Fertile Crescent and expands from there to the major continents of the world. Throughout the six chapters of text, Biblical and Christian history is treated as fact; and related people, events, and quotations are interwoven as part of the telling of world history.

The writers incorporate a conversational, narrative style designed to engage students. Interesting vignettes on different aspects of the world’s cultures enrich the already interesting text. Selected vocabulary words are highlighted and defined to help promote understanding. Black-and-white illustrations, maps, and time lines are sprinkled throughout each chapter to create mental images that enhance comprehension of the People, Places, & Events of World History. This set of texts is used as one part of the study of world history in our Heart of Dakota guide. Combining multiple resources allows students to gain a fuller and richer understanding of world history as students read about history from the perspectives of varying authors.

Link to see inside the first chapter (PDF)

There are honestly so many topics and people interwoven into the narrative of the six chapters of these texts that it would be difficult to list them all. Instead, here is a list of a smattering of topics from each chapter to give you an idea of the breadth of coverage.

Chapter One General Topics:
Mesopotamian civilizations, Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israel, and Ancient North and South American civilizations

Chapter Two General Topics:
Greek life and the rise and fall of Greece, Roman life and the rise of Rome, Incan and Mayan cultures, the Seven Wonders of the World, Hebrew culture, Ancient religions in India and China, Phoenicians, Celts, Josephus, Vesuvius, Native American cultures, King David, King Solomon, Esther, Daniel, Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, Caesar

Chapter Three General Topics:
Slavery in Rome, Life and Ministry of Christ, Spread of Christianity, Buddhism in India, Saxons, Hadrian, Great Wall of China, Apostle Paul, Pliny, Ambrose, Gregory I, Constantine, Patrick in Ireland, Muhammad and Islam, Japan, Byzantine Empire, Cliff Dwellers, Chinese silk production, Irish Culdees, Attila the Hun, Gaul, Celtic culture

Chapter Four General Topics:
Holy Roman Empire, Crusades and Islam, Dome of the Rock, Genghis Khan, Mound Builders, Battle of Hastings, Vikings, Magna Carta, King Arthur, Dante, Aquinas, Luther, Wycliffe, Spanish Conquistadors, Gutenberg’s Printing Press, Spanish Armada, Galileo, Geneva, Gunpowder, Chinese inventions, Columbus, Tyndale, Calvin, Magellan

Chapter Five General Topics:
Queen Elizabeth, John Bunyan, John Wesley, Southwestern Native Americans, Puritans, Pilgrims, Isaac Newton, Joan of Arc, African slaves, William Shakespeare, King James’ Bible, Renaissance, Michelangelo, Leonardo daVinci, John Milton, Karl Marx, American War for Independence, William Carey, French Revolution, Napoleon, George Handel, American Civil War, Salvation Army, Louis Pasteur, Industrial Revolution, Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, Alexander Graham Bell, Red Cross, Florence Nightingale, Steam Trains, Captain Cook

Chapter Six General Topics:
Socialism, Fascism, Communism, Gandhi, Islam and Holy Wars, Panama Canal, Railroads, Electricity, World War I, World War II, Great Depression, Einstein, Atomic Energy, Automobiles, Airplanes, Radio, Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Hitler, United Nations, Man in Space, Free Enterprise, Evangelism, Crusades, Poverty, Fashion, Fast Food, Television, Computers, Terrorists, Natural Disasters, Space Exploration, Other Wars

Unveiling the Kings of Israel
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Author – David Down
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, full-color, 224 pages

Description:

Unearth the history of the small nation of Israel – the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile – once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record, and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of early monuments, and in the written records of our world’s oldest civilizations. Walk the ancient streets, explore the distant temples, and unearth the compelling history that continues to resonate with the world today.

This text includes:
*Cultural references proven through artifacts and archives in full color.
*Fascinating accounts that fill in some of history’s unwritten record.
*A Biblical timeline highlighted by detailed photos and examples.

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World History Teacher’s Guide
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Author – Carrie Austin

See web page for description

For music, choose whether to purchase the corresponding CD for help in memorizing Philippians 2, as scheduled in Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ.

The Bible Study in Stereo: Philippians 2
List Price – $15.00
Bibliographic Data -Audio CD, 7 tracks, 2003

Description: Students are scheduled to memorize Philippians 2, a little at a time each week, from the Scripture version of your choice. To help students memorize Philippians 2, add the corresponding audio for students to sing along with the Scripture. 7 songs in a variety of musical styles are included to provide a word-for-word memorizing tool for the NIV version of Philippians chapter 2. Each song fits well with the mood of the various parts of Philippians 2 and makes memorizing Scripture a joyful experience. The included music does include some drums and a variety of instruments. We found ourselves singing along with the music easily and enjoying the words of this beautiful chapter of the Bible. Click on this link to listen to a clip: click here.

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For the independent Bible study part of the plans, choose either The Illustrated Family Bible Stories or have students use their own Bible. Both options will be scheduled in our Teacher’s Guide.

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Author – Dennis Peter
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 256 pages, 8″ x 10″

Description: Help Bible history come alive for children as well as new believers so they know these true events that changed the world forever. We live in a visually oriented society where people learn from a blend of both text and images. This collection of events and teachings from Scripture explores selected chapters verses, and provides additional highlights into:

With the help of maps, photographs, and diagrams, the ancient cultures of the Bible are set in a context that can be readily understood. In addition, specially written teaching helps to educate today’s young reader in understanding the Bible’s meaning and its relevance for everyday life.

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To teach writing in a creative and exciting way, we have scheduled Write with the Best: Modeling Writing After Great Works of World Literature, Volume 1
By: Jill J. Dixon
Write with the Best: Volume I – Modeling Writing After Great Works of World Literature
Author: Jill Dixon, M.Ed.
Bibliographic Data: 3-hole punched pages within a 3 ring binder

In Write with the Best, literary passages from respected and well-loved authors are used to teach students how to write. Creative activities break the writing into manageable chunks and help students identify what makes a literary work “great”. Students are encouraged to make writing more vivid, and the student ultimately produces writing that models the genre of the literary passage. Guidelines for evaluating and grading writing, suggestions for adapting the curriculum for different learning styles, and student proofreading and writing guides are also valuable parts of the program. Each daily lesson takes only 15-45 minutes, is addressed to the student and can be used with all children in a family at the same time. The program includes all needed excerpts from all of the literature that it models so that teachers are not required to purchase additional material. This curriculum is a genuine, incremental (step-by-step) program which requires minimal teacher involvement towards the goal of mastery of creative writing. Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ will schedule lessons from this guide twice weekly. For grades 3 -12, but best suited for grades 4-8. (View a pdf of part of the guide here)

Nine different genres are covered:
* Describing an Object from Jules Verne – a Place from Charles Dickens – a Character from Daniel Defoe
* Dialogue from Kenneth Grahame
* The Short Story from O. Henry
* Fables from Aesop
* Friendly Letters from Robert Louis Stevenson
* Poetry – Rhyming Verse from William Wordsworth
* The Ballad or Narrative Poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Following the Plan: English 5
by Rod & Staff

This is an advanced grammar course. The lessons include both oral and written work, and all of the basic parts of speech are covered, including prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Diagramming, taking notes, outlining, and using reference materials are also taught. The emphasis in writing is on organization and clear writing, rather than on creativity.

Older students who have had significant grammar instruction can begin with English 5.

Hardback Pupil Text: $19.95 [Add to Cart]

Teacher’s Manual: $26.95 [Add to Cart]

(Unless you have a strong background in grammar, the Teacher’s Manual is necessary at this level as an answer key and for additional help with the lessons.)

Building With Diligence: English 4
by Rod & Staff

We recommend Building with Diligence: English 4 as a comprehensive grammar course. The lessons include clear explanations and examples with both oral and written work. Parents should make sure to do at least half of each lesson with the students orally or skip some exercises in each lesson, so the amount of writing does not become too much for the students. All of the basic parts of speech are covered (except interjections), along with diagramming and writing. The emphasis in writing is on organization and clear writing, rather than on creativity.

Older students who have had some grammar instruction can begin with English 4. If you use Building With Diligence: English 4, you will not need to add another program to teach writing. We are pleased that English 4 provides a steady progression through the skills necessary for writing, using the Bible as a theme throughout all the lessons. This book goes well with Level 4/5 of Drawn into the Heart of Reading.

Hardback Pupil Text: $18.45 [Add to Cart]

Teacher’s Manual: $24.95 [Add to Cart]

(Unless you have a strong background in grammar, the Teacher’s Manual is necessary at this level as an answer key and for additional help with the lessons.)

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Twice Freed
Author – Patricia St. John
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 190 pages, CF4kids, 2008

Description: Onesimus is a slave. Eirene is a rich merchant’s daughter. Onesimus longs to gain his freedom and Eirene’s love. However, he doesn’t realize where true freedom lies. He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His master, Philemon, may follow the teachings of the Christ and his apostle Paul… but Onesimus has other plans.

In Twice Freed, Patricia St. John tells a fictional story based on Onesimus and his slave-master Philemon–two lesser known characters from the New Testament. While Philemon becomes a Christian, as well as many in his household, Onesimus resents his master and begins running from both his master and from Christ’s love. The author manages to follow Onesimus from Colosse, to Ephesus, to Laodicia, and eventually to Athens and Rome. Along the way Onesimus keeps running into those who have been saved and caught up in this strange new religion: Christianity. The author’s historical details and descriptive language make the story come alive, while the Biblical truth woven throughout the book is inspiring and challenging.
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Ben-Hur Audio Drama (2 CD’s: Abridged)
Author – Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Bibliographic Data – 2 CD Set, 2 hours of audio drama, Full cast cinema sound original music score

Description: Ben-Hur is the powerful story of two friends who share a love for learning and a passion to be soldiers. But before many years pass, Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of the Jews, and Messala, the Roman nobleman and soldier, will also share a deep hatred for what the other has become. An unforgettable account of betrayal, revenge, redemption, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s production of Ben-Hur tells the tale of a nobleman who fell from Roman favor and was sentenced to live as a slave–all at the hands of his childhood friend, Messala.

Once nearly brothers, any hope of reconciliation is dashed after Messala is seriously injured during a vicious chariot race won by the vindictive Ben-Hur. But what makes this adaptation of Lew Wallace’s best-selling story unforgettable is the changed man Ben-Hur becomes after seeing Christ on the cross. Recorded in London with film-style sound, this action-packed production underscores the fact that the power of God’s love and true forgiveness are the only forces stronger than hatred and revenge.
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Famous Men of Rome (Memoria Press)
Author – John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, Full color paintings, 160 pages, Memoria Press, 2006

Description: The Romans were history’s great men of action, making the story of their lives an interesting and exciting reading. Famous Men of Rome offers thirty stories, covering the history of Rome from its founding under Romulus to the last emperor in the West. Your children will see the rise and fall of history’s greatest civilization through the lives of Horatius, Camillus, Caesar, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and many other larger-than-life figures. While the Roman culture was primarily pagan, an understanding of modern political history is impossible without a thorough understanding of Rome. Thus, its study provides a foundation for all other history study.

The Famous Men of Rome has been completely revised with full color illustrations, since Memoria Press commissioned 30 oil paintings of the significant events in the Famous Men of Rome and included them in this beautiful printing.
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Alexander the Great
Author – John Gunther
Bibliographic Data – Hardback, 159 pages, Sterling Publishing, 2007

Description: Some say he was the greatest warrior in history, building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia. In a stirring narrative, famed historian John Gunther tells the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a 12-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization. Gunther takes us from Alexander’s boyhood to his victory over the Persian Empire, and, in vivid detail, describes Alexander’s battles, as well as the palace intrigues that surrounded him.
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Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece
Author – James Baikie
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 115 pages, Yesterdays Classics, 2008 (originally published in 1920)

Description: Through the eyes of a traveler to ancient Greece, we see how, by reason of geography, Greece became a land of city states. After examining several different city states and their land and naval forces, we watch all Greece come together for the Olympic games. Turning our attention to Athens, we marvel at the theatre, architecture, and sculpture of the age of Pericles. This book, which was written by a pastor in 1920, provides a thorough, narrative look at ancient Greece, placing the Greek civilization in its proper perspective.

CONTENTS
The Torch-Bearers
When the World Was Young
A Land of City-States
Athens in its Golden Age: The Journey
Athens in its Golden Age: The City
The Sailor-State of Greece
The Soldier-State of Greece
The Greek Games
The Theatre
The Art of Greece: Painting and Architecture
The Art of Greece: Sculpture
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Within the Palace Gates
Author – Anna Pierpoint Siviter
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 308 pages, AB Publishing, 1992

Description: This is the story of Nehemiah, cupbearer to King Artexerxes. Anna Siviter weaves the rich tapestry of the ancient Persian court into the back drop of the story of Artaxerxes’s noble cup bearer, Nehemiah. Through the story, we are allowed to grasp the deep significance of Nehemiah’s devotion to God, to Jerusalem, and to his people. Readers are also given a breathtaking glimpse of life in Babylon, the king’s court, and the difficulty of life for the Hebrew people who were left behind in a crumbling Jerusalem. This is an engaging story, which gradually builds until it’s hard to put down; but far beyond its plot, is the story’s sacred focus. This is a reprint from the 1932 Edition.
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A Cry From Egypt
A Cry From Egypt was written by Hope Auer and illustrated by Mike Slaton, both recent homeschool graduates themselves. Hope Auer has been writing stories and plays since she was very young. She began writing A Cry From Egypt, the first book in The Promised Land Series, as a school assignment when she was only thirteen and her family was studying ancient Egypt! This historical fiction book deals with the period before the Exodus, when the Israelites were still in slavery.
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Dinosaurs by Design
Author – Duane T. Gish, Ph. D.
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 88 pages, Master Books, 2002

Description: Everyone wants to know about dinosaurs! Dinosaurs by Design takes you into the exciting world of dinosaurs to find out what they were really like. Discover how fossils are formed, dug up, and assembled for museums. Travel with the dinosaurs as they board Noah’s ark and then enter the strange new world after the flood. Find out what happened to the dinosaurs and if there are any alive today. Join us on an exciting adventure to learn more about these magnificent creatures that God designed and created.
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The Little Lame Prince (and the Traveling Cloak)
by Miss Mulock
2001 Fredonia Books
ISBN 1589632907
220 pages
RL = 7.0

The Little Lame Prince (and His Traveling Cloak) is a wonderful folk tale originally written in the early 1900’s. We are glad to see this title back in print, however many copies of The Little Lame Prince also include several other stories by Dinah Craik (Mulock), which we do not recommend. To avoid confusion, our copy contains only the story of The Little Lame Prince. If you choose to use a different copy make sure to omit the remaining stories: The Invisible Prince, Prince Cherry, The Prince with the Nose, The Frog-Prince, and Clever Alice.

The Prince’s christening was to be a grand affair. By six in the morning all the royal household had dressed itself in its very best; and then the little Prince was dressed in his best – his magnificent christening-robe; which his Royal Highness did not like at all, but kicked and screamed like any common baby. In truth, though very few knew the Prince in coming to the chapel had met with a slight disaster. His nurse – not his ordinary one, but the state nurse-maid – had been so occupied in arranging her train with one hand, while she held the baby with the other, that she stumbled and let him fall, just at the foot of the marble staircase. To be sure, she contrived to pick him up again the next minute; and the accident was so slight it seemed hardly worth speaking of. Consequently nobody did speak of it. The baby had turned deadly pale, but did not cry, so no person a step or two behind could discover anything wrong. Afterward, even if he had moaned, the silver trumpets were loud enough to drown out his voice. It would have been a pity to let anything trouble such a day of felicity. This is a touching coming-of-age story of a young prince who becomes lame on the way to his christening after he is dropped by a careless nurse. Later, the death of his parents leaves him at the mercy of his cruel uncle who keeps him hidden away in an isolated tower. However, a strange turn of events brings hope and love to the lonely boy. This enchanting tale is a sure treat for your listeners!

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Ballet Shoes
by Noel Streatfeild and Diane Goode
1993 Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0679847596
256 pages
RL = 6.1

This entertaining and distinctly unusual story of three British orphans and their loving caretakers was originally written in 1937. Pauline, Petrova, and Posie start life off as carefree children, but when their adopted Great Uncle Max (a.k.a. Gum) disappears on a fossil hunting expedition, the young girls find themselves becoming the breadwinners of the family. As stage performers they are able to give back to the only family they have ever known, and have their own adventures while they’re at it. Pauline falls in love with acting, Posy is a natural dancer, and poor Petrova would rather fix cars and learn to fly planes than be on stage. This charming and often humorous story stands the test of time. The strong female characters solve many conflicts on their own. In the end, each girl is also able to choose her own path in life.
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Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2004 Sterling
ISBN 9781402714511
304 pages
RL = 7.6

Anne of Green Gables is the tale of an orphan girl, mistakenly adopted by the Cuthberts. Anne Shirley, age eleven, is bright, talkative, imaginative, sometimes hot-tempered, and always optimistic. She instantly loves the farmhouse called Green Gables and all of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. But will the Cuthberts send her back to the asylum? They wanted a boy. One thing’s for certain, no house that Anne’s in will ever be dull! Anne of Green Gables is a heartwarming, funny novel. Montgomery uses Anne to inform the reader that one should always look at the bright side of things, through thick and thin. Listeners will enjoy growing up with Anne as she adjusts to life and makes new friends in an unfamiliar place, and eventually grows into an intelligent young woman.
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Bound For Oregon
by Jean Van Leeuwen
1996 Puffin Books
ISBN 0140383190
167 pages
RL = 5.8

Adding details about events and people to an account of Mary Ellen Todd’s 2,000-mile trek from Arkansas to Oregon in the 1850s as written down by Todd’s daughter, Van Leeuwen has created a fact-based novel told in the voice of a 10-year-old child. The story begins with the preparations and the difficulty of leaving home and family. It chronicles the hardships the family encountered: raging rivers to cross, bad weather, sickness and death, limited food, and the constant push to beat the first snows of winter. There are also small pleasures, including the birth of a brother. Readers will see how choices made often make the difference between success or failure, life or death. Characterizations are well done, showing the varying personalities of people on the trail. For example, the determination and faith of the father are shown consistently as the basis for his actions. This is a convincing picture of a pioneer journey that does a good job of showing the tremendous sacrifices people made to follow their dream of a better life.

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Gone Away Lake
by Elizabeth Enright
1957 Odyssey Classics
ISBN 0152022724
272 pages
RL = 7.0
When Portia sets out for a visit with her cousin Julian, she expects fun and adventure, but of the usual kind: exploring in the woods near Julian’s house, collecting stones and bugs, playing games throughout the long, lazy days. But this summer is different. On their first day exploring, Portia and Julian discover an enormous boulder with a mysterious message, a swamp choked with reeds and quicksand, and on the far side of the swamp . . . a ghost town. Once upon a time the swamp was a splendid lake, and the fallen houses along its shore an elegant resort community. But though the lake is long gone and the resort faded away, the houses still hold a secret life: two people who have never left Gone-Away . . . and who can tell the story of what happened there. While not an outright mystery, this story’s mysterious quality will draw listeners in!

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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
by Rachel Field,
1998 Aladdin
ISBN 9780689822841
256 pages
RL = 7.1

On a cold Maine night in 1829, an old peddler carved a small doll out of a piece of mountain ash wood. Her name was Hitty, and she was no ordinary doll. Hitty’s first owner, Phoebe Preble, takes her from Boston to India. From the hands of Phoebe Preble, Hitty travels on with a snake charmer, a Civil War soldier, a riverboat captain’s daughter, and a former slave. Along the way she meets presidents and painters, relating each adventure in vivid detail. Rachel Field’s masterful novel Hitty: Her First Hundred Years was first published in 1929; it was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1930. While not always politically correct in its word choice, the charm of this original version still makes it worth reading.

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Hittite Warrior

Author – Joanne Williamson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 237 pages, Bethlehem Books, 1999

Description: Judea has always been the crossroads and battlefield of contending nations. It is no less so in this biblical time of Barak and Deborah. Uriah Tarhund’s Hititte home is destroyed by invading Greeks. His dying father tells him to go south to seek a Canaanite named Sisera. “He will help you. For my sake.” Uriah is plunged into the tumult of an uneasy Judea. When he saves a young boy from being sacrificed to the pagan god Moloch, he is given succor for a time by the Hebrews. Later, he finds Sisera and joins him in war against these same people. When the Canaanites are defeated, the young Hittite has the opportunity to come to a peace with himself, the Hebrew people and their God.

This meticulously researched novel is set in the time of Judges, and incorporates Biblical facts with a gripping story, set against the wide background of ancient civilizations. While this novel is filled with violence befitting the time period, it does not go into a graphic amount of detail and does bring an important period in the Hebrew people’s history to life.
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Caddie Woodlawn
by Carol Ryrie Brink,
2006 Aladdin
ISBN 9781416940289
288 pages
RL = 6.0

Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She’d rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother’s dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors — neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don’t understand her at all. Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it’s based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink’s grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years.

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The Good Master
by Kate Seredy,
1986 Puffin
ISBN 014030133X
192 pages
RL = 5.9

Jancsi is overjoyed to hear that his cousin from Budapest is coming to spend the summer on his father’s ranch on the Hungarian plains, but their summer proves more adventurous than he had hoped when headstrong Kate arrives. Together they share horseback races across the plains, country fairs and festivals, and a dangerous run-in with the gypsies. In vividly detailed scenes, this Newbery Award-winning author presents an unforgettable world and characters that will be remembered forever.
$6.99
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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography
by William Anderson,
2007 Collins
ISBN 9780060885526
256 pages
RL = 6.8

From her pioneer days on the prairie to her golden years with her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a friend to all who have read about her adventures. This behind-the-scenes account chronicles the real events in Laura’s life that inspired her to write her stories and also describes her life after the last Little House book ends. Many more people and events from Wilder’s childhood and mature years appear here than in other accounts. Quotations from her works are woven into the text.
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The Shining Sword: Book I
by Charles G Coleman
1956 Zeezok Publishing
ISBN 9781933573052
154 pages
RL = 6.3

While this particular title is actually more allegorical, I placed it in the folk tale category as it has some elements of fairy tale in it as well.

For the King! Such is the battle cry of the royal army as soldiers in the service of the King of kings and Lord of lords set out to wage war against the forces of evil. Lanus, a new recruit, finds he has much to learn about obedience, about failure, about victory, and about the vital importance of putting on the full armor of the King. In this fascinating tale of spiritual warfare, the story of Lanus vividly illustrates the Christians conflict with Satan. Come along as a new convert trains for conquest by skillfully wielding the ultimate weapon of righteousness, the Sword of the Word of God. You’ll be elated to see how quickly your listeners will comprehend what the battles, armory, castle, swords, and such represent in our Christian walk. It makes a great read-aloud, however you may have a hard time reading only one chapter at a time!

$14.95
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Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome
1994 David R. Godine
ISBN 087923573X
352 pages
RL = 8.0

Published in 1930, Swallows and Amazons is about six children who sail, camp, and find timeless adventure during a holiday in England’s Lake District. It is a literate book full of excitement, a little danger, and a quality of thinking, planning, and fun which is delightful and stimulating. The many characters are distinct individuals–from the Australian mom to a neighboring farm wife to serious older siblings and the head-over-heels enthusiastic younger kids. The pace quickens when the sailboat battles occur and relaxes when the children collapse around the fire. Reading it, we lose ourselves in the golden days.
$14.95
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Henry Reed Inc.
by Keith Robertson
1989 Puffin Books
ISBN 0140341447
239 pages
RL = 5.5

Henry Reed has arrived in Grover’s Corner–and the town will never be the same. While spending the summer with his aunt and uncle, Henry comes up with a sure-fire money-making project: Henry Reed, Inc, Research. Henry’s neighbor, Midge Glass, has an even more sure-fire hit: Reed and Glass, Inc. Now with Henry’s ingenious mind and Midge’s practical reasoning, Reed and Glass Inc turns into a huge success–while creating more bewildering and outrageous schemes than the townsfolk could have imagined!
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Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805
by Eric Sloane
2004 Dover Publications
ISBN 0486436667
128 pages
RL = 6.9

This reprint of an actual early 19th-century diary provides today’s readers with an engaging rarity: a fifteen-year old farm boy’s brief, concise notebook and author Eric Sloane’s delightful drawings and explanatory narrative of the daily entries. A bygone era, preserved in its simplicity, is revealed in text that tells of life on a New England farm and such common tasks as nail-making, bridge-building, shingle-splitting, and spring plowing. 72 illustrations.

$14.99
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Brighty: Of The Grand Canyon

by Marguerite Henry
1991 Aladdin
ISBN 9780689714856
224 pages
RL = 5.6

Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice. Brighty’s adventures have delighted generations of readers, and he has become the symbol of a joyous way of life. Come along for the ride as Brighty finds the mysterious killer and solves the crime.

$7.99
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The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Pene du Bois
1986 Puffin
ISBN 0140320970
192 pages
RL = 6.8

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit.

$6.99
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Mr. Revere and I

by Robert Lawson
1988 Little Brown
ISBN 0316517291
152 pages
RL = 7.5
This engaging tale tells the story of the early days of the American Revolution through the eyes of a single horse, who goes from being the steed of a British officer to the mount of Paul Revere (and the adored pet of his children). Through her ears we eavesdrop on the conversations that planted the seeds of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There was no haughtier stepper in the regiment than Scheherazade, no loftier champion of royalty and privilege. Naturally, the fall of this mare was equally great, even to the glue factory; and still more remarkable was the transformation which took place slowly but surely after Sam Adams talked her out of the glue cart into the home of a patriot, and soon the mare knew all about the Revere family, the trade of the silversmith, and the doings of The Sons of Liberty.

$7.00
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Summer of the Monkeys

by Wilson Rawls
1998 Yearling
ISBN 9780440415800
288 pages
RL = 6.2

The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee’s grandpa had an explanation, of course–as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone who could catch them. Grandpa said there wasn’t any animal that couldn’t be caught somehow, and Jay Berry started out believing him . . . But by the end of the “summer of the monkeys,” Jay Berry Lee had learned a lot more than he ever bargained for–and not just about monkeys. He learned about faith, and wishes coming true, and knowing what it is you really want. He even learned a little about growing up. This novel, set in rural Oklahoma around the turn of the century, is a heart-warming family story–full of rich detail and delightful characters–about a time and place when miracles were really the simplest of things.

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Carry On Mr. Bowditch

by Jean Lee Latham
2003 Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 9780618250745
256 pages
RL = 5.1
Readers today are still fascinated by “Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world-Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nats long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.
$7.99
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The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries
Author – Douglas Bond
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 258 pages, P&R Publishing, 2005

Description: Get ready for a great story about two American teens traveling in Rome with David McCallum, an English organist known in his parish as Mr. Pipes. Follow Mr. Pipes, Annie, and Drew on another exciting adventure through mysterious lands and seas. Ride a moped with Drew through the streets of Rome, explore dark catacombs with Annie, and listen as Mr. Pipes celebrates the hymns of the early centuries. During a series of hair-raising adventures across Europe, Mr. Pipes introduces Annie and Drew to sixteen hymns from the early centuries, and to hymnists Ambrose of Milan, Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Francis of Asissi, St. Patrick, and more. Readers of The Accidental Voyage will come away with a new knowledge and appreciation of the hymns from the early centuries. Even though this book is last in a series of books, we chose to include it anyway due to the unique look it provides of ancient times through modern eyes.
$12.99
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Traveling the Way

Author – Drusilla McGowan
Bibliographic Data -Hard cover, 152 pages, Rod & Staff Publishers (Reprint 1956)

Description: Life for Cleon as the slave of Marcus Vitruvius was no joke. Marcus Vitruvius was noted for his terrible temper and disagreeableness. Running away did not turn out quite as Cleon had expected at first. A home is not a home unless one is loved and accepted there. Could Cleon find a home? And if he could, would he win the love of the family he found? Along with the racial prejudices that Cleon came up against, there was also the choice of a religion. Pagan, Jew, Christian–they were all mixed up. Who was right? This is a wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption, showing the healing power of Jesus’ love.
$9.95
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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

Author – David Macaulay
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 112 pages, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983

Description: In this book, David Macaulay expertly describes and illustrates the construction of the imaginary Roman city of Verbonia. It is based on hundreds of real Roman cities built between 300 B.C. and A.D. 150. A multitude of black-and-white line drawings illustrate the story of Roman urban planners as they design and construct a new city on the Roman empire’s frontier. Every stage is explained thoroughly using text, illustrations and charts, from developing a master plan through construction. Tools are explained, cross-sections are used to good effect and specific projects such as a house, a road, a bridge and aqueduct, the forum and central market, public baths, the sewer system and an amphitheater and theater are represented. This a terrific book for learning about Roman cities in this time period and for studying the way the cities were put together to provide for all the needs of the inhabitants.
$10.99
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Cleopatra

Author – Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 48 pages, HarperTrophy, 1997

Description: “It is traditionally believed that Cleopatra dazzled Caesar with her great beauty. Instead, it was the power of her intelligence and personality that drew him to her.” In this lively, well-crafted biography, Stanley and Vennema brush the cobwebs from the popularly held portrait of Cleopatra to reveal a vital, warm, and politically adroit ruler. Lucid writing combines with carefully selected anecdotes, often attributed to the Greek historian Plutarch, to create an engaging narrative. The young queen’s marriage to her brother Ptolemy XIII is placed in the context of practices of the rulers of the day. A “Note on Ancient Sources” and a map precede the text; an epilogue, pronunciation guide, and a brief bibliography are appended. Stanley’s stunning, full-color artwork is arresting in its large, well-composed images executed in flat Greek style. The palette is as rich and sumptuous as the court at Alexandria. The figures of Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony stride powerfully across scenes of Egypt and the Roman Empire. Cleopatra emerges as a savvy, astute, and complex leader who followed both her heart and mind.
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Archimedes and the Door of Science
Author – Jeanne Bendick
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 135 pages, Bethlehem Books, 1995

Description: Imagine a biography, a study of mathematical and scientific concepts, and an overview of the culture of ancient Greece – all rolled into one! Students will love listening to this personal account of Archimedes—one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. They’ll discover, like Archimedes, the excitement of ideas and learning! This captivating book tells the story of Archimedes life AND gives vivid imagery to his accomplishments using simple, effective text and delightful line-drawn illustrations.
$14.95
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God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah

Author – Joanne Williamson
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 207 pages, Bethlehem Books, 2002

Description: A never-before published tale by the author of the best-selling Hittite Warrior, carries the reader back to Ancient Egypt and to the biblical Jerusalem. Around 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 – a “divine” rulership. 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. Far from home, near Jerusalem, and found out in his disguise as a medical assistant, Taharka encounters two kings in conflict. One is the mighty Assyrian, Sennacherib, promising alliance; the other is Hezekiah, the Jew who trusts in Yahweh. Taharka must choose with whom to live or die. This novel is inspired by research on the historical King Taharka and his period. In keeping with the ancient time period, there is some violent content in this book. King Taharka is also called “god” by the Egyptians throughout the story, as Egyptians believed that Pharaoh was a god.
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Jashub’s Journal: An Old Testament Law Story
Author – Rebekah Shafer, Ruth Shafer, Sonya Shafer
Bibliographic Data – Spiral Bound, 112 pages, Simply Charlotte Mason, 2006

Description: Make the Old Testament Law come alive! Jashub’s Journal: An Old Testament Law Story, is a living book about God’s wise laws given in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. Join Jashub and his family and friends as they settle into an abandoned Canaanite village during the final days of Joshua and learn to resolve their everyday disputes and situations according to God’s good Law. The included Bible Study adds another dimension as it pauses the story, directs the student to applicable Bible passages, and challenges him to determine what God’s Law says the townspeople should do in the given situations. The student then returns to the Jashub’s Journal story to check his answers.

$15.95
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Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Author – Ruth Fosdick Jones
Bibliography Data – Paperback, 122 pages

Description: At any time and in any place, when there is a mystery to be solved, a ten-year-old boy will want to have a hand in it. So it was with Kaffe, an Egyptian boy of long ago. With his friend Sari, a slave-girl, Kaffe had many adventures-the harvest feast, the fight of the bulls, the flood. Then came the mystery of the pyramid’s missing jewels and a dark night when Kaffe, his father, and Sari set out to catch the thief.

Gentle, Yet Exciting, Mystery-No murders or mummy stories here. Readers are eased into the mystery of the missing jewels with some clues and characters among the first chapters, then the excitement builds as they set out to catch the thief.

Appropriate-Deals with some of the potentially sordid details of this ancient culture in a manner totally appropriate for children. It mentions some of the Egyptian gods and beliefs about death as part of the story, but does not dwell on them or sensationalize them.

Comprehensive-Masterfully weaves many aspects of Ancient Egypt into the story line: homes, meals, feasts, slaves, architecture, Nile River, transportation, trades, geography, climate, clothing, social classes, temple, palace, pharaoh, entertainment, annual flood, agriculture, shadufs, currency, pyramids, tomb robbers, neighboring cultures, farming, and more!
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$13.95
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The Golden Bull
Author -Marjorie Cowley
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 206 pages, Charlesbridge Publishing, 2008

Description: In ancient Mesopotamia during a terrible drought, Jomar and Zefa’s father must send his children away to the city of Ur because he can no longer feed them. At fourteen, Jomar is old enough to apprentice with Sidah, a master goldsmith for the temple of the moongod, but there is no place for Zefa in Sidah’s household. Zefa, a talented but untrained musician, is forced to play her music and sing for alms on the streets of Ur. Author Marjorie Cowley vividly imagines life in ancient Ur, along with the harsh struggle for survival in ancient Mesopotamia.

$8.95
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Dinosaurs of Eden
Author – Duane T. Gish, Ph. D.
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 88 pages, Master Books, 2002

Description: Everyone wants to know about dinosaurs! Dinosaurs by Design takes you into the exciting world of dinosaurs to find out what they were really like. Discover how fossils are formed, dug up, and assembled for museums. Travel with the dinosaurs as they board Noah’s ark and then enter the strange new world after the flood. Find out what happened to the dinosaurs and if there are any alive today. Join us on an exciting adventure to learn more about these magnificent creatures that God designed and created.
$15.99
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An Illustrated Adventure in Human Anatomy
Author – Kate Sweeney
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 56 pages, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002

Description: Completely redesigned to make it more kid-friendly! This full-colored book provides an interesting peek inside the human body as students learn about human anatomy. This illustrated book is designed for ages 8-12 and covers many of the major systems and structures of the body. The skeletal, muscular, digestive, and respiratory systems as well as the brain & nerves, heart & blood, eyes and ears are all illustrated with well-drawn pictures, easy-to-understand descriptions, and anatomically-correct terms. Experiments and activities, trivia, and fun facts are also included. The vibrant illustrations invite study and make visualizing the body easy. Includes:
Your Skeletal System
Your Muscular System
Your Nervous System
Your Circulatory System
Your Respiratory System
Your Digestive System
Your Eyes
Your Ears
Your Taste and Smell
Glossary
$19.99
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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

Author – Jeanne Bendick
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 131 pages, Bethlehem Books, 2002

Description: Who was Galen? Galen was a doctor who practiced medicine almost 2,000 years ago. He was doctor to four Roman emperors, altering Roman history forever. Galen tended the wounds of gladiators, learned about the human body from studying pigs and monkeys, invented and recorded medicines that are still in use today, and had such accurate-sounding theories that his ideas were taught and followed for almost 1,500 years.

We know about Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. But we owe nearly as much to Galen, a physician born in 129 A.D. at the height of the Roman Empire. Galen’s acute diagnoses of patients, botanical wisdom, and studies of physiology were recorded in numerous books, handed down through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Not least, Galen passed on the medical tradition of respect for life. In this fascinating biography for young people, Jeanne Bendick brings Galen’s Roman world to life with the clarity, humor, and outstanding content enjoyed in Archimedes and the Door to Science.
$14.95
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Exploring The History of Medicine

Author – John Hudson Tiner
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 160 pages, Master Books, 1999

Description: From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances.

A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the History of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. This fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index.
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Plant Life in Field and Garden

Author – Arabella B. Buckley
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 79 pages, Yesterday’s Classics, 2008

Description: This is a reprint from the 1901 version of the third volume in a popular series which introduces children to the wonders of plant life through examination of a variety of plants, including the cabbage, the turnip, the cucumber, and the rose. In addition to becoming familiar with the structure of plants, the reader discovers how seeds grow, how insects help, and how plants defend themselves. Through this book children are inspired to become keen observers of plant life as they read about and study plants in their natural habitats. Seven color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text.

The following is the Table of Contents:
The Shepherd’s Purse
The Work Done by Leaves
The Story of a Turnip
How a Seed Grows
Making New Seeds
How Insects Help
Seed-Boxes Which we Eat as Vegetables
The Cabbage Plant
How Plants Defend Themselves
Wild Flowers and Garden Flowers
The Rose Family and its Fruits
The Dead-Nettle and the Pea-Flower
Climbing Plants
How Plants Store Food
Underground Vegetables
How Seeds Travel
Click on the following link to view the first chapter.
$11.95
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Birds of the Air

Author – Arabella B. Buckley
Bibliographic Data -Softcover, 74 pages, Yesterday’s Classics, 2008

Description: This is a reprint of a 1901 series which introduces the youthful reader to bird life, beginning with birds of home and garden and ending with water birds and birds of prey. Children learn how to identify birds, why birds sing songs, how they build nests, lay eggs, and raise their young, where they sleep, and how they feed in summer, migrate in autumn, and survive the winter. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text.

The following is the Table of Contents:
Birds We Know
The Song of Birds
The Nests of Birds
Birds’ Eggs
Baby Birds
Birds Feeding Their Young
Where Do Birds Sleep?
Feeding in Summer
Migrating in Autumn
Bird-Food in Winter
Other Small Birds
Birds of Prey
Rooks and Their Companions
Web-Footed Birds
Bird Enemies
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11.95
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Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

Author – Jeannie K. Fulbright
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 287 pages, Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc., 2008

Description: What separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Students will discover the amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rexs- this safari doesn’t end there! Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration and keeping a notebook. Note: Although Zoology 1 is recommended as a prerequisite for this particular book, for our purposes we do not find this to be necessary. We will include or refer students to an animal classification chart in order to cover this prerequisite. Click here to “see inside” the book.
$39.00
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Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ

Description: Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. This cover matches the colored cover of the Teacher’s Guide. Students will be instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the plans of Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ. This will help organize student’s work and will provide a keepsake portfolio of assignments from student’s study of the ancient time period. Each student will need his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.
$29.95
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Draw and Write Through History: Greece and Rome: c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 395

Author – Carylee Gressman and Peggy Dick
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 62 pages, CPR Publishing, 2007

Description: Draw and write your way through Greek and Roman History, as you learn about the Lighthouse at Alexandria, War Elephants, The Roman Colosseum and more. Full-color drawings are shown with careful step by step illustrations. Cursive handwriting passages that go along with the illustrations are modeled for students to copy. Students will be including these drawings and the corresponding copywork passages within our Student Notebooking Pages.
$12.95
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What in the World? Vol. I – Ancient Civilizations & the Bible

Author – Diana Waring
Bibliographic Data – 4 audio CD’s, Answers in Genesis, 2008

Description: In this audio whirlwind adventure through time, Diana Waring reveals the astounding evidence for the Bible’s authority in its description of the influential people and nations of antiquity. Drawing from many sources of archaeological research, Diana shows the sovereign hand of God influencing events from earliest man to the great empires of Greece and Rome. This 4-CD set does a masterful job of integrating Biblical history with secular history throughout enthusiastic presentations by popular speaker Diana Waring. Your children will never view world history the same again!

Disc 1:

  1. Welcome to World History
  2. Creation
  3. Early Man
  4. The Flood
  5. Descendants of Noah
  6. Sources & Evidences
  7. Oldest Cities
    Disc 2:
  8. Historical Chronology
  9. Problems with the Chronology
  10. Egyptian History
  11. Abraham through Moses
  12. Joshua through David
  13. Solomon through Jeroboam
  14. Jonah Goes to Nineveh
    Disc 3:
  15. Assyria
  16. Babylon
  17. Cyrus the Great
  18. The Persian Empire
  19. Xerxes
  20. Daniel’s Vision
  21. Athens & Sparta
  22. Alexander the Great
    Disc 4:
  23. The Hellenistic Empire
  24. Early Rome
  25. The Punic Wars
  26. Julius Caesar & the Late Republic
  27. Octavian vs. Mark Antony
  28. In the Perfect Moment of Time
  29. The Promised One
  30. The Life of Jesus

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The Story of the Ancient World
Author – Ann Voskamp and Tonia Peckover
Bibliographic Data – Softcover, 279 pages, Knowledge Quest, Book with CD ROM, 2006

Description: Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey…your family probably hears or reads about these names frequently. In an increasingly complex world, it is vitally important that children learn to see the world through their Creator’s eyes. As we explore the Holy Land you and your family will delight in incredible, mysterious landscapes, hidden wonders and beautiful peoples – all created in God’s image. We will travel through the lands of Scripture, discovering familiar Biblical landmarks, such as the possible resting place of Noah’s Ark, the remains of the Tower of Babel, and the tracks of Moses up to the peak of Mount Sinai.

If we found the source of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, might we find the Garden of Eden? Why is that wall in Jerusalem called the Wailing Wall? What unbelievable wonders might we find in the desert sands of Egypt? What do Babylon, Nineveh and Ur all have in common? What country in the world is the holy land of millions but you won’t find a church anywhere? Can you follow the trail where Moses once walked to find the Lost City of Stone? Come discover the answers to those wonderings and more… explore the modern Middle East, its vast deserts and hidden palaces of Saudi Arabia, its fantastic marsh island homes of the Ma’dan peoples of Iraq, and its resourceful Bedouin tribes who scatter across the sands of the Middle East. Over the course of 16 chapters and nearly 280 pages of text, explore six Middle Eastern countries with the engaging text of a “living-book”. Field Notes (narration prompts), Travel Logs (notebook & map activities), Bringing it Home suggestions (that focus on art, music, poetry and food), and a suggested Prayer Walk are included for each country.

The included CD-ROM has reproducibles in the form of copywork passages, copywork templates, travel log templates, quizzes, maps, recipes and more. This book is scheduled for parent and child to read and discuss together. Click on the following link to “see inside” the book: click here (PDF)
$28.95
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The Radical Book for Kids
Author – Champ Thornton
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, 272 pages, New Growth Press, 2016

Description: The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age eight and up. Vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas, this interactive book competes with screen time by stimulating children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure! Get your kids reading again while communicating big truths about life with this one-of-a-kind resource for elementary and middle-school aged kids.

In an age of endless screen time, The Radical Book for Kids will capture the interest of children while providing engaging biblical content in simple, three to five-page chapters. The power-packed book takes children on a journey into the ancient church that is actually fascinating, funny, and fun to read. Kids learn about ancient weapons (and how to make one), create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that’s 3,000 years old-and more. They’ll also learn about the “radical” men and women who have gone before them and trusted Jesus in the face of great odds.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

Note: The original hardback, full-color, glossy-print edition of Genesis: Finding Our Roots scheduled within Creation to Christ has gone out of print. While a new edition of Genesis: Finding Our Roots has been released; it does not retain the beauty, formatting, or layout of the original edition. This new format makes the new edition a very difficult read for the parent to share with a child in the target age-range within Creation to Christ. With these thoughts in mind, we looked for possible replacements for this age-range for the “Bible Study” box within Creation to Christ. We are thrilled to have found The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith. While the topics in The Radical Book for Kids are more varied than those in Genesis: Finding Our Roots, they also take you deep into the ancient roots and Biblical theology of the Christian faith. We believe both parent and child will thoroughly enjoy and gain much from this title! A replacement schedule for The Radical Book for Kids comes with your purchase of this title from Heart of Dakota.
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Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ
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The Story of the Ancient World
Author – Christine Miller, H.A. Guerber
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 128 chapters, 279 pages, Nothing New Press, 2006

Description: From the Creation of the world through the fall of the Persian empire at the hands of Alexander the Great in 331 BC, The Story of the Ancient World retells as an engaging narrative the history of mankind’s beginning, the rise of the nations, and the story of the great ancient civilizations of the Sumerians, the Hebrews, the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and the Persians. Old Testament history is taken as authoritative, and the history of the other great ancient civilizations is also told, woven in and out of the Old Testament story at the proper places in the narrative.

As the story of the entire ancient world was never completely told in a single volume of Guerber’s histories, Christine Miller has taken Guerber’s The Story of the Chosen People and has included chapters relating the history of the Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Persians, and has woven them all together into a single, seamless narrative, carefully preserving Guerber’s own style. An extensive bibliography of sources is included.

Taken from the Publisher’s Preface: The Story of the Ancient World begins with the text of The Story of the Chosen People by H. A. Guerber, but a comparison of that book to this will show immediate and numerous differences and additions. The Story of the Ancient World has been greatly expanded by chapters relating the history of the ancient peoples previously mentioned. As well, the greater story of the ancient world has been interwoven with Guerber’s chapters, so that the Biblical history can be understood against that backdrop.

But it is not just Biblical history which benefits from the more complete picture drawn. I have taken the Biblical history as authoritative in all cases, and it has acted as the plumb line for the evidence left to us by archaeology and classical history. Looking at “secular” history through the lens of Biblical history has allowed, I trust, a complete and unified picture of the ancient world to emerge, which makes sense of the monuments, and the often disjointed facts children encounter in library books about this period.

This would not have been possible without the careful scholarship of many individuals, and a complete bibliography of sources is listed in the back of the book. But a few in particular were of enormous help, and this book would not exist without them. These were The Defender’s Study Bible by Henry M. Morris; Josephus: Complete Works by William Whitson; The Annals of the World by James Ussher, revised by Larry and Marion Pierce; A New System, or an Analysis of Ancient Mythology by Jacob Bryant; and The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World by George Rawlinson.

In each of these works, the history related by the Old Testament was esteemed accurate, and the light they shed on the ancient world was invaluable. Any of the details of the ancient world which emerge in this book, then, which may seem surprising to modern readers because they are little known in our day, are not new, but were gleaned from one or more of these five sources, and have in some cases been supported, often unwittingly, by modern books which deny the historicity of the Old Testament. A complete study of these sources will confirm, I trust, the history told in this book.

As with the other Guerber histories republished by Nothing New Press, The Story of the Ancient World is illustrated throughout (in black-and white) with famous paintings of its historical subjects, and photographs of the places it describes. Not only are maps present in the beginning of the book, but throughout the text as well, which greatly aids in making the narrative more clear. And as with the other Guerber histories, the pronunciation of personal and place names are carefully marked in the text upon their first occurance. A complete timeline of the events and persons mentioned in the text, a thorough bibliography, and an index round out the book. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently. Click on the following link to “see inside” the book: click here
Although the publisher lists this text for grades 1-6, we find it best suited for grades 4-7. This is due to the difficult vocabulary and style of writing, which requires a seasoned listener and a strong, independent reader.
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Author – Ellwood W. Kemp
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 68 pages, Yesterday’s Classics, 2008

Description: This reprint of a 1902 edition by Ellwood Kemp narratively presents the main geographical features of Greece and provides interesting historical sketches of the life of the Greeks at four different stages of their development: Age of Homer, Persian Wars, Age of Pericles, and Age of Alexander the Great. The writing emphasizes Greece’s growth to a land of great beauty and shows Alexander’s influence in spreading Hellenistic culture through Egypt and Asia. The text provides a good look at the rise and fall of ancient Greece without seeking to glorify the Greek gods or the Greeks’ system of beliefs. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently. Click here to read the first chapter.

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Author – Ellwood W. Kemp
Bibliographic Data – Paperback, 92 pages, Yesterday’s Classics, 2008

Description: This reprint of a 1902 edition by Ellwood Kemp narratively presents the geography of Italy and the life of Rome at three different periods of her growth: her infancy, her strong manhood, and her old age. The writing relates how Rome in her early years established herself in Italy, then engaged in conflict with Carthage, her most powerful neighbor and enemy. It shows how Rome finally extended her power all around the Mediterranean, giving to the world peace, law and order, and making unconsciously a highway both for Greek culture and for Christianity to spread to the West. This book is scheduled for the child to read independently. Click here to read the first chapter.

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World Geography: Expedition Journal
$34.95
Author – Carrie Austin, Graphic Designer – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided (one per student)

Description:

Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through High School: World Geography come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are beautifully designed to provide a permanent keepsake for your student(s). A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder. Students are instructed where to place various assignments on the provided pages of the Student Notebook throughout the “Learning Through History” side of the World Geography plans. This helps organize student’s work to create a visually appealing portfolio of assignments from the student’s study of world geography.

Entries within the full-color notebook include writing narrations, reading excerpts of primary source documents, note-taking and outlining, sketching, completing video viewing guides, and interpreting provided maps. Students also file their hand-drawn maps from Mapping the World Through Art in the notebook as well. Each student needs his/her own set of Student Notebook Pages. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.


World Geography Timeline Figures
List Price – $12.00
Author – Amy Pak
Bibliographic Data – CD with printable timeline figures designed for Heart of Dakota by Amy Pak to coordinate with our World Geography guide

Description:

We are thrilled that Amy Pak has consented to create a printable CD of her beautiful timeline figures to specifically fit our World Geography guide! This CD will contain approximately 105 of Amy’s detailed images, along with her helpful descriptive text under each image, to guide students to remember key points about each person or event. These timeline figures will be scheduled to coordinate with the readings in our World Geography plans and will be printed, cut out, colored, and placed on gallery pages within our Book of Centuries. Here are some links to Amy’s images:


Stepping Heavenward: Keepsake Edition
List Price – $15.99
Author – Elizabeth Prentiss
Bibliographic Data -Purple faux leather; debossed design, fine stitching; 352 pages with matching lilac trimmed pages and borders

Description:

This is an intimate journal of a young woman who struggles with ordinary daily life just as we do. Her life is a constant endeavor to “step heavenward” as she deals with disappointment, heartache, and tragedy. You’ll find it hard to believe that this journal has not been written with your own pen! This treasure of womanly wisdom is crucial for any woman with a heart’s desire to know God.

Although Stepping Heavenward is fictional, it wasn’t written for the purpose of entertainment. Rather, like Pilgrim’s Progress and In His Steps, it was written to provide spiritual guidance for young women. Through the book, the reader finds encouragement to “step heavenward” herself, in order to make her life a blessing to others and to live with greater love, humility, and godly contentment.

After reading this book myself several years ago, I then purchased it as a gift for each of my sisters, my mother, my mother-in-law, and my niece. They all loved the story so much that they passed it on to others! This is why I am thrilled to schedule this book within our guide. We pray that your daughters will be blessed by reading this terrific book that speaks directly to the heart of a young girl/wife/mother. It is full of so much wisdom and Godly Christian counsel that it is not to be missed as part of a teenager’s journey toward adulthood. Note: While there are cheaper versions of this book available, we have found through our own use that the binding on these cheaper versions falls apart over time, so we highly recommend this particular version as a volume that will stand the test of time and beg to be read again and again!


Practical Happiness
List Price – $10.99
Author – Bob Schultz
Bibliographic Data – 223 pages

Description:

Behind their brave and independent exteriors young men are searching for answers. Without counsel how can they find the path that leads to inner joy and lasting contentment? Through short, captivating stories, Bob Schultz has crafted a book to lead young men toward a life of contentment that can only be found by seeking the heart of God. Bob writes with a homespun wisdom born out of experience as well as a quest for a closer walk with God. His goal is to help young men chart a smooth course through life by addressing areas of faith, character, and subtleties of attitude that must be adjusted in order to direct them on the path to inner joy and lasting contentment.

Chapters address such questions as:

True happiness is not found in money, power, or fame. It is a precious gift from God, available to all who learn to hear His voice and obey His calling. Practical Happinesswill light a fire in the hearts of young men, leading them to a life of personal fulfillment as they draw closer to God. It is an excellent shared experience for fathers and sons or mothers and sons.

We used this book with our own oldest son and found the advice and stories to be very timely and the questions at the end of each chapter to make great discussion starters. This book is full of so much wisdom and Godly Christian counsel that it is not to be missed as part of a teenage boy’s journey toward manhood!


Rooted & Grounded: Student Workbook
List Price – $25.95
Author – Howard & Bonnie Lisech, and Jan L. Harris
Bibliographic Data – spiral bound, 255 pages (one per student)

Description:

This Bible based study is appropriate for a full year of Bible for high school aged students. The study is non-denominationally Protestant with the focus primarily on reading and reflecting upon Scripture itself.

Featuring 27 of Julie Bosacker’s beautiful sketches, an unreached people group begins each unit’s Bible study. Students are also introduced to world missions as they move from biblical knowledge to spiritual application in these topical studies. Geographical, cultural, and prayer information are included as well, making it easy to pray for each unreached people group as you move through the study.

Concepts like “Walk as Jesus Walked”, “A Pure and Holy Life”, “Servanthood”, “Unrealistic Expectations”, “The Principles of Relationship and Fellowship”, and “Submission and Obedience to Authority”, are some of the lesson titles presented in an appealing and easy-to-use format.

Students are required to read directly from the Scripture to complete the workbook. Often Scripture cross-references are used as well. The workbook gives the student plenty of room to write the answers to the corresponding inductive questions, to fill in appropriate blanks, and to record the things that God is revealing to him/her.

There is a memory challenge with each lesson and a memory challenge review schedule included in the student and teachers guide. Lessons include writing assignments when appropriate. Reviews at the end of each lesson will be discussed with the parent.

The Teacher’s Guide is a necessary component containing all student material, a 46 page Appendix of Bible verses used in the lessons (in both NIV and KJV), and notes/answers for questions students complete within the lessons. While the study can be completed on its own, students will benefit from interaction with a parent when possible. This is why we schedule the reviews to be interactive discussions between student and parent at the end of each unit, allowing the student time to dwell on the concepts within each lesson prior to discussing the topics with a parent. Discussions will occur approximately every 5 days. Click to see a sample of the Teacher’s Guide (PDF)


World Religions & Cultures Notebook
$15.95
Author – Carrie Austin, Graphic Design – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided (one per student)

Description:

These full-color notebook pages were specially made to accompany the World Religions & Cultures component in the World Geography guide. The pages come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a binder. They include graphic organizers to complete for each major world religion and space to record reflections about the various books read within the study.

Students will be required to use a variety of resources on world religions and cultures for this study. Scheduled resources include But Don’t All Religions Lead to God?, World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction, Mimosa, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, Sundar Singh, Queen of the Dark Chamber, Japan Diary, I Dared to Call Him Father, God’s Global Mosaic, and Foreign to Familiar. Each student is required to have his/her own set of notebook pages to complete the World Religions & Cultures study. Extra sets may be purchased individually as needed from Heart of Dakota.


Foreign to Familiar
List Price – $9.99
Author – Sarah A. Lanier
Bibliographic Data – 128 pages

Description:

If the world were roughly divided into “hot climate” and “cold climate” cultures, what could one half of humankind learn from the other? Lanier—the daughter of missionaries and an experienced world traveler—writes insightfully on topics including relationship vs. task orientation; direct vs. indirect communication; individualism vs. group identity; and different concepts of hospitality around the world. This book is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Sarah’s love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart!


God’s Global Mosaic
List Price – $16.00
Author – Paul Gordon Chandler
Bibliographic Data – 142 pages

Description:

God’s people around the world form a mosaic. Each piece of the picture is different, but it contributes to a beautiful portrait of who God is and what he is doing. Each area of the world exhibits a unique aspect of the Christian faith. As we learn from these many cultural expressions of Christianity, our own faith can be made more complete. You will see God through the eyes of others; and new windows of devotion, encouragement, and growth will open before you. If you want to see God as you have never seen him before, a God who is big as the whole world, this is the book for you.


I Dared to Call Him Father
List Price – $14.99
Author – Bilquis Sheikh
Bibliographic Data – 190 pages

Description:

This is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in South Asia. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down-and put her life in danger. Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism. The 25th anniversary edition includes an afterword by a missionary friend of Bilquis who plays a prominent role in the story and an Appendix on how the East enriches the West.


Japan Diary
List Price – $11.95
Author – J. Lawrence Driskill
Bibliographic Data – 172 pages

Description:

Veteran missionaries Larry and Lilian Driskill describe the many lessons and insights they learned as they adjusted to living in post-World War II Japan, shortly after the Japanese Emperor declared that he was not truly “divine”. This revelation shocked the Japanese people and shook their Shinto belief system to its core. Like the facets of a diamond, the vignettes in this book throw light not only on life in Japan, but also on what is involved in adjusting to any new culture. It also shows how the Driskills, aided by their faith, bore the fruit of acceptance into Japanese culture by planting and growing churches and schools among their Japanese friends.


Queen of the Dark Chamber
List Price – $8.95
Author – Christiana Tsai
Bibliographic Data – 161 pages

Description:

Known as a child as “Too Many”, she was the 18th child born to a ruling Buddhist family and also surrounded by Chinese Confucianism. This retelling of her life story brings hope and comfort as she meets the infinite and personal God of the Bible! Now called Christiana Tsai she would eventually be known as “The Queen of the Dark Chamber”. Billy Graham writes this “…Christiana Tsai has made us feel the heartbeat of a nation and has done much to interpret the sufficiency of Christ to a great and needy people.” This autobiography is too good to miss.


Sundar Singh
List Price – $9.99
Author – Janet & Geoff Benge
Bibliographic Data – 181 pages

Description:

Searching since boyhood for the way to God, Sundar Singh found truth in Jesus Christ. At sixteen, the former Sikh became a Christian sadhu, or holy man, and at great risk devoted his life to Christ. With bare feet and few possessions, Sundar crossed the precarious Himalayas between India and Tibet many times, sharing the gospel with Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs. As he traveled, Sundar constantly read the Bible, prayed, and meditated, confident that God was always with him, even in the face of death. Preaching in India, Europe, and as far away as America, this Indian saint impacted thousands with his quiet yet bold words and actions.


Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
List Price – $21.99
Author – Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg
Bibliographic Data – hardcover, 264 pages

Description:

Gain a deeper understanding of Jesus by seeing His world through the eyes of first-century Jews! Journey back to ancient Palestine and explore the culture, customs, feasts, and prayers that shaped Christ and His disciples. You’ll discover how to enrich your own faith by gaining insight into the Jewishness of Jesus. Includes suggestions for reflection, prayer, and meditation at the end of each chapter.

 


Mimosa
List Price – $9.99
Author – Amy Carmichael
Bibliographic Data – 147 pages

Description:

The child of an Indian village, from a Hindu family, heard one afternoon of a God who loved her; and she lived from then on under His influence. Read this remarkable story of the girl who was embraced by the love of God and trusted in Him to overcome every kind of opposition and adversity.


World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction

List Price – $14.98
Author – Gerald R. McDermott
Bibliographic Data – 136 pages

Description:

This book provides an essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths, while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion. This book features insights from members of each religious community and a glossary of important terms.


But Don’t All Religions Lead to God?
List Price – $9.99
Author – Michael Green
Bibliographic Data – 92 pages

Description:

We’ve all heard the rationale: “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere.” Or “All religions are pretty much the same.” But are they the same? Does it matter which one you follow? In this insightful and compelling book, Michael Green invites readers into a relationship with Jesus Christ, the divine revelation, and only pathway to the one true God.

In a conversational style geared toward nonbelievers, Green compares Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions to help spiritual seekers navigate the multi-faith maze. But Don’t All Religions Lead to God? is an ideal reference and evangelism tool for churches and individual Christians as well. It offers scriptural references, looks at how divergent religious traditions view salvation and eternity, and answers difficult questions such as “What about people who have never heard of Jesus?” and “How should Christians regard other religions?”

In the midst of our pluralistic and tolerant culture, here is an important and convincing argument for faith in Jesus-the only great teacher whose death and resurrection provided grace, forgiveness, and an eternity in the presence of God. Note: Keep in mind that not every part of this resource is perfectly worded, as the only perfect book is God’s Word, and there will be some notes in our guide of a few places to discuss possible differences. Yet, overall this resource is truly excellent for the role it plays in the World Religion’s & Culture’s part of our guide.


Book of Centuries
List Price – $35.95
Author – Carrie Austin, Graphic Designer – Merlin DeBoer
Bibliographic Data – Shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, Full-color/2 sided (one per student)

Description:

Pages for the Book of Centuries come 3-hole punched on heavy paper for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. Pages are in full-color and are appealingly designed to provide a permanent record of time that students will add to throughout their high school years. A full-color cover is included to place in a clear sleeve in the front of your own 3-ring binder.

Students are instructed within the “Learning Through History” side of the plans in each high school guide where to place various entries on the provided pages of the Book of Centuries. Each century opens to a two-page spread, with a gallery of portraits and images designed by Amy Pak on the left side and a page of lines representing 5-10 year increments on the right side for written entries. This helps organize student’s timeline work to create a visually appealing record of time from the student’s study of geography and history throughout high school.

Each student needs his/her own Book of Centuries, however this is a one-time purchase as students keep the same book throughout all the high school years. Additional sets may be purchased individually from Heart of Dakota.

World Geography Algebra I Foerster’s Text/Solutions Manual Package:
1 high school credit (1.0 Algebra I)

 

World Geography Algebra I Foerster’s Text/Flash Drive Package:
1 high school credit (1.0 Algebra I)

World Geography Algebra I Foerster’s Test/Solutions Manual/Flash Drive Package:
1 high school credit (1.0 Algebra I)

No-Nonsense Algebra: Description

No-Nonsense Algebra uses short, concise lessons to explain each topic in Algebra I in a way that is easy to understand. Multiple examples with fully explained step-by-step solutions, ample reviews built into each of the lessons, and chapter tests help students measure their progress and improve their test scores. Each lesson in the book has a corresponding online video lesson taught by award-winning math teacher and author Richard W. Fisher.

This math program works well for students who have struggled with math in the past and who are likely to find Algebra a challenge. It does not have nearly the depth of Foerster’s Algebra I, but it does cover needed Algebra I concepts in a plain, no-frills fashion.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Necessary Tools for Algebra
Chapter 2 Solving Equations
Chapter 3 Graphing and Analyzing Linear Equations
Chapter 4 Solving and Graphing Inequalities
Chapter 5 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 6 Polynomials
Chapter 7 Rational Expressions (Algebraic Fractions)
Chapter 8 Radical Expressions and Geometry
Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations
Chapter 10 Algebra Word Problems

Each Easy-To-Understand Lesson Includes:
Helpful Hints
Examples with fully explained, simple step-by-step solutions
Written exercises
Review built into each lesson to ensure mastery
Chapter tests and a final exam allow students to measure progress
Free online access to video instruction (Each lesson in the book has a corresponding video lesson taught by Richard W. Fisher)
No Fluff!
No Distractions!

Also included:
A “How to Use This Book” Section
Chapter reviews
Final Exam
Solutions for all Problems
Glossary
Resource Center

Foerster’s: Description

The Prentice Hall Classics line brings back some bestselling programs with an updated copyright. With Classics you can count on solid traditional instruction, a proven approach and sequence to the content, a return to your favorite program, and more value!
Using a highly motivational approach to concepts, the texts include imaginative applications and clear problems derived from the real world. These classic texts are perfect for honors-level classes or for anyone needing solid step-by-step instruction taken to the next level.

We are using this program with our second oldest son and are really enjoying the step-by-step explanations and the throughness of the text. It is written directly to the student and provides plenty of practice problems rising in difficulty throughout the assignment. Students who have come up through Heart of Dakota’s recommended math successfully through Singapore 6A/6B should be able to transition into Foerster’s Algebra I well.
For those families who have come up through a different math path, you will want to be sure to have had the equivalent of Pre-Algebra prior to entering Foerster’s Algebra I text. This text is the best “teaching” textbook in written form that we’ve found after looking at all of the currently available options for Algebra I. If you like the textbook approach, and enjoy the benefit of excellent examples worked for your student (and explained) this text is one of the best.

If you hit a roadblock with the text, there are also lessons available from Math Without Borders on a Flash Drive that teach each lesson in the text. We recommend beginning without the Flash Drive (and then seeing if you need it later). The text also includes answers to the odd numbered problems in its Appendix. A fully worked solutions manual for all problems is also available for purchase through Heart of Dakota, but only if you have also purchased the Student Text from us as well or have purchased a Heart of Dakota guide to use in teaching your students. This is due to the Publisher’s regulations for proving that Solutions Manuals are purchased for homeschool use by homeschool families.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Expressions and Equations
Chapter 2 Operations with Negative Numbers
Chapter 3 Distributing: Axioms and Other Properties
Chapter 4 Harder Equations
Chapter 5 Some Operations with Polynomials and Radicals
Chapter 6 Quadratic Equations
Chapter 7 Expressions and Equations Containing Two Variables
Chapter 8 Linear Functions, Scattered Data, and Probability
Chapter 9 Properties of Exponents
Chapter 10 More Operations with Polynomials
Chapter 11 Rational Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 12 Radical Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 13 Inequalities
Chapter 14 Functions and Advanced Topics

World Geography Science Package without Lab:
1 high school credit (1.0 Integrated Physics & Chemistry without Lab)

World Geography Science Package with Lab:
1 high school credit (1.0 Integrated Physics & Chemistry with Lab)

$346.95

World Geography Boy Literature Only Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 Fundamentals of Literature)

World Geography Girl Literature Only Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 Fundamentals of Literature)

World Geography Girl Literature and Composition Only Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 English/Composition)

World Geography Boy Literature and Composition Only Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 English/Composition)

Thank you for looking at our Curriculum:

We would like to help you teach and train your child’s heart and mind.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

World Geography Girl Complete English Package:
1 high school credit (1.0 English I)

World Geography Boy Complete English Package:
1 high school credit (1.0 English I)

World Geography Spanish Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 Spanish)

$21.95 – Add to Cart

World Geography Logic Package:
1/2 high school credit (0.5 Logic)

$60.90 – Add to Cart

World Geography Girl Living Library Package with Kisses from Katie:
This book/audio set is a “Living Library” selected for its narrative quality and connections to the geography plans.

$172.61 – Add to Cart

World Geography Boy Living Library Package with Queen Sheba’s Ring:
This book/audio set is a “Living Library” selected for its narrative quality and connections to the geography plans.

$168.61 – Add to Cart

World Geography Girl Economy Package with Stepping Heavenward:
2 1/2 high school credits (1.0 World Geography, 1.0 Bible, 0.5 World Religions and Cultures)

$468


Must See Places of the World
List Price – $39.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – Reader’s Digest/Questar
Bibliographic Data – 6 DVD Set (includes 840 min. of viewing)

Description:

One goal for the World Geography guide was to add a visual feast of people and places around the world to help students picture life around our globe. We deeply desired to add DVD’s to the program to allow students to visit places that would otherwise be inaccessible to them during their study of geography. However, the difficulty with adding a DVD component of geography all around the world was both in its cost and in the references to evolution that often accompany such film footage.

We finally settled on a 6 DVD set of Must See Places of the World due to its stunning visuals, its footage of places all around the world, its watchable segments, and its variety in approaches to the study of geography. This set truly brings the places students are reading about to life! I will admit that evolutionary content and references to evolution are included at times. However, the choice was either to forego such a series (and leave students without such photography simply to avoid any evolutionary references) or to utilize the wonderful film footage of places students may never see, while still giving warnings as needed for content.

We did look for comparable Christian DVD’s, but there is simply nothing available that similarly covers the range of world geography/history as this particular series. As I watched the segments in the series, I know I couldn’t help but be in awe of how amazing our Creator is! To me, the videos bring the creativity and power of our God to us in living color! So with this in mind, as well as keeping in the mind the high school age of our target audience, we decided to go ahead and schedule this series in coordination with our study of geography.

Publisher’s Description:

From historic landmarks to off-beaten path discoveries, you would need several lifetimes to see all the magnificent places and natural wonders included in this lavish box set. Here is your passport to the world’s most memorable destinations as captured by Reader’s Digest’s team of the world’s best travel filmmakers. Each adventure-packed program captures the visual magnificence of each destination, explores its history, and shares its stories. Now you are ready for the journeys of a lifetime that you can take anytime!

Disc 1: Must-See Places: Magnificent Planet/Marvels of Mankind – The world’s most seasoned travel editors selected this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary of the world’s most spectacular places. Your awe-inspiring journey includes the Sahara Desert, Victoria Falls, the Grand Canyon, Banff National Park, the Amazon Rainforest, the Pyramids of Giza, the Taj Mahal, and Petra in Jordan.

Disc 2: Must-See Places: Wildlife Treasures – This awe-inspiring program captures the planet’s most wondrous creatures in their natural habitats, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Giant Panda, and the dazzlingly diverse marine creatures that inhabit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Disc 3: Journey’s of a Lifetime – This three-part program embarks on the global odyssey of your dreams. Experience the world’s most spectacular places and wondrous sights, each at the ideal time of year. Your itinerary includes Kenya’s wild savannah, the Great Wall of China, the lost city of Petra, the Grand Canyon, Jerusalem on Easter morning, and New England in autumn.

Disc 4: Australia the Beautiful – Thrill to the rare, remote, and exotic wonders of Australia! From misty forests to canyons that conceal secrets from the age of dinosaurs, this three-part program captures all of Australia’s dazzling wildlife and glorious landscapes few visitors are privileged to see.

Disc 5: Mysteries of the Ancient World – How were the pyramids constructed? What is the truth behind King Arthur and Camelot? What was the mysterious tribe of 4,000-year-old mummies discovered in the Taklamakan desert? These and other fascinating mysteries are explored in this captivating three-part program that takes a fresh look at some of history’s oldest and most baffling mysteries.

Disc 6: Scenic Cruises of the World – Set sail on a dream cruise around the world’s most dramatic coastlines to more than twenty countries, islands, and other dramatically varied locations. This three-part series makes unforgettable stops at Nova Scotia, the Mayan ruins of Guatemala, the Panama Canal, Big Sur, and Alaska, and much more.


The Seven Wonders of the World
List Price – $15.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – M.B. Synge
Bibliographic Data – 525 pages

Description:

This engaging book describes the original seven “Ancient Wonders of the World” and examines other examples in the categories “The Seven Technological Wonders,” “The Seven Archaeological Wonders,” “The Seven Architectural Wonders,” and “The Seven Natural Wonders.”

Why are the pyramids so intriguing? Why is Stonehenge so mysterious? Where are the Iguaza Falls and why did they make the list? How many natural wonders are in the United States? Where was King Ludwig Konig from, and what architectural wonder did he build? Part biography, part mystery, part adventure, this volume will capture imaginations from page one.

Link to see inside (PDF)

Teacher’s Guide: Hearts for Him Through High School: World Geography

$94.95 [Add to Cart]

Hearts for Him Through High School: World Geography was written with the goal of equipping you to homeschool your student through high school. The design and layout of the guide provides clear direction in calculating grades, counting credits, and recording courses for transcript purposes. The guide also includes course descriptions, relieving you of this cumbersome task! Each day of plans addresses both academic and spiritual needs, making sure not to neglect either area. Plans set forth clear guidance in what to expect of your high school student each day and are written with a balanced approach to learning. The guide uses narrative books as the core of the student’s education to cover needed academics in a living, engaging manner. A 4-day plan allows time each week for your child to pursue his/her own passions and areas of interest. As the studies shift to deeper, weightier material, Christ and His Word are kept at the center, leading your student to a deeper, more mature relationship with the Lord.

The World Geography Guide provides a year’s worth of daily plans filled with meaningful discussions, readings, activities, experiments, projects, mapping and notebook entries, without all of the planning and preparation that these types of lessons usually require. Straight-forward daily plans are provided on each two-page spread. Following the plans as written will allow your student to earn 6 ½ total credits for this year of study.

On the left side of the plans, a variety of systematic daily lessons and activities are designed to coordinate with readings from living geography and world religion “spines” in order to bring the study of world geography, cultures, and religion to life. A foreign language option is also included.

On the right side of the plans, a Biblical study focuses on students becoming rooted and grounded in their faith; a devotional study focuses on how to become a Godly young woman or man; a study of logic focuses on critical thinking; the study of math focuses on Algebra I; the study of science focuses on integrating physics and chemistry with coordinating labwork; and the study of literature, composition, grammar, vocabulary, and dictation focuses on providing a balanced skills approach to the language arts. The plans require little or no preparation and use only materials you’re likely to have on hand. This guide is written for students ages 13-15, and can be extended to 11th and 12th graders with adjustments to the 3R’s and science as needed.

Mapping the World by Art
List Price – $46.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – Ellen J. McHenry
Bibliographic Data – 306 pages (some in full-color), printable CD with PDF of curriculum, 2 DVD’s with 30 step-by-step map drawing lessons

Description:

Our oldest son used and enjoyed this curriculum his freshman year of high school. When used along with The Archaeology Book, A Book of Discovery, The Seven Wonders of the World, and Must See Places of the World, it is a wonderful way to experience and learn the geography of the world! This curriculum is in 3 parts:

1) Part 1 contains 30 short history lessons. Each lesson is one double-sided page. The lessons start with the beginnings of cartography in ancient Greece, and end with the official discovery of Antarctica in the 1800s.

Link to Table of Contents

2) Part 2 contains the drawing lessons. The drawing lessons are based on the themes of the history lessons. Each drawing lesson has step-by-step pictures that guide the student as they draw an area of the world from scratch (starting with nothing but a blank piece of paper). This method of learning is absolutely ideal for kinetic learners, but I have found it extremely effective for all types of learners. The drawing lessons progress in such a way that later drawings incorporate earlier ones. For example, in one of the first lessons you learn to draw the Nile River. Later, when you draw Africa, you already know how to draw the Nile. The drawing lessons tend to stay away from political boundaries, although some could not be avoided (France and Spain, for example).

3) Part 3 contains extra activities and worksheets that go with the history lessons and/or the drawing lessons. Activities include extra worksheets for practicing what was learned in the drawing lessons, board games, crafts such as making simple navigational instruments, or art projects (about maps) using paint or colored pencils. There are also supplemental videos suggested, all of which can be accessed for free via the Internet. The videos are mostly documentaries about the navigators who sailed around the world, or brief video visits to the places the students have drawn.

Link to very large file of history readings, drawing lessons, and activities for first 3 chapters

SPECIAL ADDED FEATURE: As a supplement to the printed drawing lessons, Ellen has recorded (in her basement workshop) two DVDs that contain videos of each drawing lesson. If your student has trouble following step-by-step pictures, he/she can watch the video of the lessons to get the general idea of how to do the drawing. Have the printed versions of the lessons near at hand so you can refer to them for sharper images of sketch lines and labels.


A Book of Discovery
List Price – $17.95 (Add to Cart)
Author – M.B. Synge
Bibliographic Data – 525 pages

Description:

A fascinating account of the world’s famous explorers, including the early travelers in ancient times, the discovery of the New World, explorations in Africa and Australia, and the expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Many of the explorers tell part of their story in their own words. Amply illustrated with reproductions of early maps and charts, as well as old woodcuts, drawings, paintings, and miniatures.

Emphasis is placed on the explorers’ ‘record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down.’

Link to see inside (PDF)

World Geography Boy Economy Package with Practical Happiness:
2 1/2 high school credits (1.0 World Geography, 1.0 Bible, 0.5 World Religions and Cultures)

$468


The Archaeology Book
List Price – $16.99 (Add to Cart)
Author – David Down
Bibliographic Data – Hardcover, full-color, 96 pages

Description:

This book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You’ll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible.

In this book you will unearth:

Filled with vivid full-color photos, detailed drawings, and maps, you will have access to some of the greatest biblical mysteries ever uncovered.

Link to see inside (PDF)

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