History | Classroom Reviews

The Grannie Annie – Historical Family Stories Written by Young People

Online: Interviewing Tips, Writing Resources, Illustration Guide, 420 Published Stories, Index of Published Stories http://www.thegrannieannie.org/ by Michael Leppert Many classroom teachers have realized that a great way to learn about world history is to use a student’s own family’s history as the center of their studies. Once they know a bit about a relative’s life, […]

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American Minute – American History – and the World — Is Fascinating & Entertaining

http://www.americanminute.com/ Free e-mail subscription Review by Michael Leppert Our beautiful country is often referred to as “The Great Experiment” and its short history is packed with interesting facts and amazing anecdotes. . . much of it trivia, but still interesting and memorable. A grasp of this history is essential to all Americans’ maintaining their freedom […]

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World Peace Game & Teacher, John Hunter

http://worldpeacegame.org/ by Emerson Sandow There is a documentary film called World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements that is a must-see for any parent or teacher who wants insight into the fascinating capabilities of a fourth-grade class by watching one in in Charlottesville, Virginia, in action. This is accomplished by playing a live action game […]

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Bessie’s Pillow – A Young Immigrant’s Journey to America

Written by Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. Two Editions, in English and in Spanish Published by: Strong Learning Publications http://www.stronglearning.com/ 288 pages, $19.95 ISBN: 978-0895442017 ================== Review by Michael Leppert Bessie’s Pillow is the remarkable and touching story of a young Eastern European Jewish immigrant woman, who comes to the United States in the early 1900s […]

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King Alfred’s English — Literacy in Britain & the New World for Students, Grades 7 – 12

http://www.theshorterword.com/ Author’s E-mail: laurie@theshorterword.com King Alfred’s English by Laurie White, is the perfect book for middle and high school students to illuminate the history and relevance of English in England and ultimately, the United States. King Alfred, Alfred the Great, lived from 849 to 899 A.D. and successfully defended his country against the Viking invaders. […]

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Nature Trading Cards – Fun Facts & Photos

Age Range: 5 and up Cost Range: $2.00 – $20.00 Subject: Nature/Outdoors/Geography Website: naturetradingcards.com Phone: (831) 345-3423 By Matt Barnabei www.naturetradingcards.com Have you ever been at the beach, on a hike or on a boat and seen a gorgeous bird, fish, flower or furry friend and wished you had known what kind it was? With […]

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Mendocino Outdoor Science School

By Janet Esposito http://mendocinowoodlands.org/ Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association P.O. Box 267 Mendocino, CA 95460 Phone: 707-937-5755 Email: education@mendocinowoodlands.org Every Spring and Fall, along the rugged, ancient Northern California coast, something magical happens. Homeschooling families from across the state, and even from across the nation, gather together to participate in a highly-acclaimed educational program: Mendocino Outdoor […]

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Jennifer Swanson Books – Entertaining & Enlightening Children’s Science Books

www.jenniferswansonbooks.com Uninvited Guests – Invisible Creatures Lurking in Your Home 32 pages, soft cover, Published by Capstone Press Top Secret Science – Projects You Aren’t Supposed To Know About 32 pages, soft cover, Published by Capstone Press Tsunamis 48 pages soft cover, Published by ABDO Publishing Jennifer Swanson is a prolific write of children’s books […]

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The Five Fathers of Music

Age Range: 7-13 Cost Range: $19.99 – $24.99 Subject: Music History Website: www.cntcreations.com Phone: (972) 827-5333 By Matt Barnabei The development of music is something that cannot be attributed to solely one person, unlike the immediate association of, let’s say, Apple Inc. and Steve Jobs. There are, however, certainly those who have been immensely influential […]

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Richer Resources Publications — Classics, Art, Poetry & Children’s Books

http://www.richerresourcespublications.com/ Richer Resources Publications is an independent publisher dedicated to producing dynamic and intelligent books for the discriminating reader. High-quality in form and content is the distinguishing feature of Richer Resources’ volumes. They produce books in a wide variety of genres, including classic titles in translation, gift books, art books, poetry, finance titles and children’s […]

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