American History | Classroom Reviews

The Kingdom of Oceana

A novel of ancient Hawaii by Mitchell Charles www.kingdomofoceana.com Published by Butterhorse Publishing Paperback, 211 pages Two Study Guides: (1) Literature, History and the Humanities, 21 pgs; soft 3-hole binder This volume discusses the Hero’s Quest as developed by Joseph Campbell, the famous mythologist and allows the reader to follow the journey of Prince Ailani. […]

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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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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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BookShark – Full curriculum for K-8 (Free Samples available)

www.bookshark.com 8022 South Grant Way Littleton, CO 80122-2705 Phone: 866-688-0179 Email: bold@bookshark.com By Janet Esposito Learning should be engaging, rewarding, and fun. However, as many teachers and families can attest, it is challenging to constantly find activities and academic programs that fulfill the promise of what learning should be like. Oftentimes, parents are struggling to […]

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Our Land of Liberty – History Lessons for Upper Elementary and Middle School

www.ourlandpublications.com Ph: (800) 777-5292 Assessed by Ellen Meade One of the major problems with history textbooks is the presentation. Most books cover identical content by having students memorize important dates and key figures, with an occasional glimpse of primary sources. The result is an often bland recitation of history that ignores the most vital parts […]

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Dollar Homeschool – Home of the Eclectic Education Series

www.dollarhomeschool.com 3321 Sesame Dr. Howell, MI 48843 Phone: 517-304-4844 Email: dollar_homeschool@yahoo.com By Ann Phillips The Eclectic Education Series was used almost exclusively for education in the United States for more than 50 years. It was comprised of several textbooks, all authored by experts in the top of their fields of the day. McGuffey Readers, Ray’s […]

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Constitution Quest – Board Game for Families

www.constitutionquest.com 27475 Ynez Road, Suite 354 Temecula, CA 92591 Phone: 951-587-5425 Email: info@constitutionquest.com By Ellen Meade Over the past several months, a game called Constitution Quest has been creating quite a buzz. From talk radio shows to homeschool conventions, I have been hearing more and more people talk about this great board game and its […]

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Mayan Unit Study

By Kathryn Stout, B.S. Ed., M. Ed. 19 pages, downloadable e-book – $7.00 Copyright 1994, 1999, 2012 All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. ISBN 1-891975-06-4 www.designastudy.com E-mail: kathryn@designastudy.com Phone/Fax: (302) 998-3889 or 1-800-965-2719 or write to the address below. Published by Design-A-Study, 408 Victoria Ave., Wilmington, DE 19804-2124 __________________________________ By Michael Leppert The Mayans […]

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