Cultural Geography | 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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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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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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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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