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Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution - Book Descriptions



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.



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



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.



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.)



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)



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.

Click to see inside this book: http://www.nothingnewpress.com/guerber/republic.html



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



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.

Click here for the table of contents.

Click here for a sample lesson.



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.



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.



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:

  • Full-color teacher answer maps.
  • Blank outline maps for the student
  • Instructions for how to use these maps
  • Glossary of terms
  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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.

    SCIENCE


    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.



    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.



    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!



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



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

    Description:

    Intermediate Version Student Logbook only



    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.



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

    Description:

    Advanced Version Student Logbook only



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