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WHY should I teach history to my children?

HOW should I teach history to my children?

We started Greenleaf Press in 1989 because we could not find

any history program for our children that satisfied us. We did find

some wonderful out-of-print books which were not full of

“ twaddle,” but instead told interesting stories about real people. We

discovered that our kids loved history when it was presented to

them in the form of an interesting story about a real person. We

started Greenleaf with the publication of Famous Men of Greece

and Famous Men of Rome.

Then we discovered that not all the good books were out of

print, so we began carrying our "best picks" from books by other

publishers. Finally, so many people who liked the books wanted to

know how we used them, so we decided to publish Study Guides

showing how to integrate biographies, activities, and reference

material and to help parents out with questions to discuss with

their children.

We think there are two important principles involved in

teaching history to children: biography and chronology.

Biographies are the way the Bible teaches history. There are

lessons to be learned from the good kings (virtues to imitate) and

the wicked kings (sins to avoid). The history of the Old Testament

is not a long dry procession of dates to memorize and unfamiliar

names to fill in blanks, but the life stories of people whose stories

are fascinating.

The Old Testament stories are what fathers are instructed to

teach their children, “talking about them when you sit at home

and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when

you get up.” (Deut. 11:19)

At the center of every story is the question, “What does God

think about this action, person, behavior?” By starting with this

question, the study of history (even the study of very pagan

nations) takes place in a way in which the God of History is ever

present. The study of history is not merely the study of nations,

but a moral training ground where the wise and the unwise are

observed, and the consequences of wisdom and folly may be

dissected under a teacher who charges less than Experience.

The second important principle in teaching history is

chronology. This is the area in which the majority of history

curricula disappoint us. Most elementary grade curricula spend

four, five, or even six of the seven years studying exclusively

American history.

It seems to us very odd to spend three years studying 200 years

of history and one year cramming down the other four thousand.

V.M. Hillyer, late headmaster of the Calvert School, describes the

unfortunate consequences of too much American history in his

introduction to A Child’s History of the World:

“In common with all children of my age, I was brought up

on American History and given no other history but

American, year in and year out, year after year for eight

or more years. So far as I knew 1492 was the beginning of

the world. Any events or characters before that time,

reference to which I encountered by any chance, were put

down in my mind in the same category with fairy-tales.

Christ and His times, of which I heard only in Sundayschool,

were to me mere fiction without reality. They were

not mentioned in any history that I knew and therefore,

so I thought, must belong not to a realm in time and

space, but to a spiritual realm.”

We started Greenleaf Press to help prevent the disconnect

between biblical history and secular history experienced by Hilyer

and thousands of other students.

In organizing a course of study for children, we chose to break

with the tradition that attempts to condense the study of world

history into a one year course. We decided to spread the material

out over the elementary school years and proceed at a leisurely

pace that would allow the child to “live with” the material for a

period of months. By the time the child has completed the seventh

grade he should have covered the full span of Western and

American history and thus be ready to begin again in greater depth

a study of History and the Humanities at the high school level.

This course of study is adaptable if you’re starting history with

an older student or want to cover the material in fewer years. If

you’re starting with an older child, you can either move a little

faster, or supplement their study with high school level literature

that corresponds the the historical period they are studying.

You will find sections in the catalog and on the website covering

each major historical period in order, with a variety of biographies,

reference books, and historical

fiction. For Israel, Egypt,

Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages,

the Renaissance, and the

Reformation, there are

Greenleaf Study Guides and

Greenleaf Study Packages.

We hope you and your

children will enjoy these books

and the stories in them as

much as we have.

— Rob & Cyndy Shearer

Suggested Scope and Sequence for History

Seven Year Plan

Year 1 — Old Testament (History of Israel)

Year 2 — Ancient Egypt and Israel

Year 3 — Greece and Rome

Year 4 — Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

Year 5 — Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century

Year 6 — 1715 to 1865 (American and French Revolutions)

Year 7 — 1865 to Present (Reconstruction, WWI, and WWII)

Six Year Plan

Year 1 — Old Testament and Egypt

Year 2 — Greece and Rome

Year 3 — Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

Year 4 — Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century

Year 5 — 1715 to 1865 (American and French Revolutions)

Year 6 — 1865 to Present (Reconstruction, WWI, and WWII)

Five Year Plan

Year 1 — Old Testament, Egypt, Greece & Rome

Year 2 — Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

Year 3 — Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century

Year 4 — 1715 to 1865 (American and French Revolutions)

Year 5 — 1865 to Present (Reconstruction, WWI, and WWII)

Four Year Plan

Year 1 — Old Testament, Egypt, Greece & Rome

Year 2 — Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

Year 3 — 1560 to 1865 (Explorers, Colonists, American Revolution)

Year 4 — 1865 to Present (Reconstruction, WWI, and WWII)

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Old Testament History & Inductive Bible Study

Old Testament Study Package

The Greenleaf Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

How The Bible Came to Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.99

The Student Bible Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99

Chronological & Background Charts . . . . . . $19.99

If purchased separately - $51.82

Package combines all 4 books together

at a 10% discount

GLP-002P .............................................................$45.83

The Th Greenleaf Guide to

Ol Old Testament History

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

A one-year reading program that takes you

th through the history of Israel with daily readings

fr from Genesis to Nehemiah. Old Testament

hhistory

is divided into 180 Bible readings

( (approximately 1-2 chapters each) along with

ssome

suggestions of how to cover the material

and

keep it interesting. For each reading there are a

series of questions to help you focus on the significant

details. There are also background notes and

suggestions for further study. This book won’t answer

all your questions, but it will give you a well-thought

out program of reading and studying the history of

Israel. This is intended as a first history course for the

early elementary grades (though many parents are

using it with high school students).

188-251-4122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

How Ho the Bible Came to Us

by Meryl Doney

An

Usborne-style book for young people

(in (independent reading level - 4th). How the

bo books of the Bible came to be written, bow

th they were recognized as inspired, and a brief

hhistory

of Bible translation down to modern

ttimes.

The author assumes the Mosaic

aauthorship

of the Pentateuch and attributes

the Go Gospels and New Testament letters to their

traditional authors.

074-592-0985 (paperback) ................................$10.99

The Th Student Bible Atlas

by Tim Dowley

A

Map for each of 11 major historical periods

in

the history of Israel, (over 30 full-color

mmaps

in all), a narrative of events, a cultural

nnote,

and a map notation showing the

lo locations of key events. Each map has event

iinformation

and the appropriate Biblical

rreference.

080 080-662-0382 662 ...................................................... $7.99

Chronological & Background

Charts for the Old Testament

by John H. Walton

Not only are historical events and

lists summarized in convenient form,

but the major arguments on both

sides of several key dating disputes

are summarized on single charts.

I’ve referred to this book every time

I study an Old Testament book.

031-048-1619 ..................................... $19.99

Bible Lands

Eyewitness Books

An award winning series, profusely

illustrated with photographs of artifacts

and archeological sites. This is a timely

exploration of the history and geography

of the Middle East and the culture and

accomplishments of the ancient Hebrews,

Babylonians, Persians, and other

civilizations that flourished there.

078-945-7709 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

The Kregel Pictorial Guide to

The Temple

A stunning book. A Bible scholar in

England has spent years constructing a

detailed scale model of the Temple. This

book contains detailed photographs of the e

model. Includes not just the Temple

building itself, but also the outer

courtyards and surrounding area.

Includes a representation of Jesus making

his Triumphal Entry into the Temple

courtyard on Palm Sunday. The text gives

additional historical and background information on the

construction and use of the Temple. paperback, 32 pages.

082-543-0399 ....................................$9.99

How to Study Your Bible for Kids s

by Kay Arthur

Teaches younger students how to become

“Inductive Bible Detectives,” as they learn

to observe, interpret, and apply God’s

word to their own lives. A wonderful tool

to help shape the character and values of

the next generation. 185 pages.

073-690-3623 ............................. $10.99

Hittite Warrior

by Joanne Williamson

A meticulously researched novel set in the

time of the Judges. Uriah the Hittite has

found refuge in the city of Tyre. Now his

Hebrew friend Jotham’s decision to save a

child from being sacrificed to Moloch forces

Uriah to make a choice. He turns his back

on Tyre’s fearsome god and helps the

outlaws escape to the hill country of Judea,

where Deborah and Barak are mustering

the Hebrews to fight the Canaanites. In the end

Uriah, now a scribe in Israel, writes, “I have devoted my life

to my new God, whom I have come to believe is the one

God and the God of all men.”

188-393-7388 ....................................$13.95

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Ancient Egypt

Pharaoh’s Boat

by David Weitzman

Endorsed by David Macaulay - a great companion n

The Th Greenleaf Guide

to Pyramid. Part one tells the story of how and

to Ancient Egypt

why a boat was built for Cheops. Part two

by Cyndy Shearer

describes how the boat was found and

painstakingly re-assembled by a modern

Ever Ev wonder how Biblical history and

Egyptian archeologist, Ahmed Youssef Moustafa.

Ancient An Egypt fit together? Why was God

Part one is illustrated in a flat, two-dimensional

so angry with Pharaoh, anyway? Start

Egyptian style. Part two is a more realistic three-

your yo study of western history by

dimensional perspective. Target audience is ages 9-12, 12 but the

beginning b at the beginning. After reading

book has wide appeal. Hardback, 32 pages.

through th the Old Testament and learning

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the t history of Israel, study ancient Egypt.

Ten T lesson plans using the six books listed

below. below Included Includ are vocabulary lists and discussion

questions focused on the reading. Includes directions for Ancient Egyptians

playing Egyptian games, directions for building a model and their Neighbors

shaduf (irrigate like the Egyptians!), as well as suggestions by Marian Broida

to help you adapt your study to fit grades 2-7. Home

An activity guide to the ancient cultures of

school tested. Excellent for Konos or Unit studies. Average

the Hittites, Nubians, Mesopotamians, and

duration is about 15 weeks.

Egyptians. Projects range from building a

“An absolutely enthralling introduction to this time period...”

model boat to learning hieroglyphics and

— Mary Pride

cuneiform to fashioning a royal headdress.

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All activites require only “household or

easily found materials.” Parents would do well ell

to review the religion sections carefully; there’s ’ nothing hi really ll

alarming there, but nothing offered in the way of guidance or

perspective either. This is almost the only children’s resource on the

ancient Egyptians’ neighbors.

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The Th Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt,

by Elizabeth Payne

Co Covers the history of Egypt from its earliest

kn known beginnings to its conquest by Greece

an and then Rome. Dips briefly into some

ev evolutionary babbling but recovers nicely.

EEach

chapter is devoted to one important

ppharaoh,

including Queen Hatshepsut ,

TThutmose

III, and Akhnaton - the

monotheistic th i pharaoh. Independent reading level:

4th-5th grade. Easily read aloud. This is the base text

for the Greenleaf Guide.

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The Penguin Historical Atlas

of Ancient Egypt

by Bill Manley

An excellent resource for older students, mom, dad,

or the teacher. 144 pages of maps, photographs, and d

cultural and historical background. The maps are

presented chronologically, and provide in supportive

detail the reigns of the most important/famous of

the Pharaohs, from the great pyramid builders to

the zenith of Egyptian history in the 18th dynasty figures igures of

Thutmose III, Hatshepsut, and Akhnaton. A valuable reference for the

study of Egypt at any level.

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

A feisty slave girl finds herself playing the dangerous role

of double agent for two arch enemies, each of whom

supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Dangerous

espionage, an unusual love story, and richly drawn

background make this a book to capture quick and

lasting interest. Written for older students, but a good

read-aloud for younger kids.

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The Golden Goblet

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

A young boy is orphaned and left in the care of his older r

brother. His life’s ambition has been to learn the trade of f

the goldsmith in whose shop he serves, but his brother

threatens to apprentice him to the stonecutters. And

where does his brother get the money for his expensive

clothes and habits?

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Ancient Greece

The Parthenon

by Elizabeth Mann

The Parthenon is more than a

magnificent building. Every marble

Famous Fam Men of Greece

statue, every graceful column, is an n

by Poland P & Haaren, edited and updated by

expression of a civilization whose

Rob

and Cyndy Shearer

three great values still speak to us

30 biographies of key figures from Greek history, today:

fro from Solon and Pericles to Alexander and

• Democracy.

At a time of god-

Ar Aristotle. Your fourth or fifth graders should be like rulers, ordinary citizens

ab able to enjoy it independently, older students

voted to build the Parthenon.

ca can read it as well and not feel like they have • Egalitarianism.

The Parthenon’s ’s art honored

bbeen

given something that is “babyish.”

Athens’ water carriers as well as its gods.

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The Parthenon’s aesthetic brought lightness

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and grace to height and mass.

The Parthenon tells of the rise of Athens -- from the religion

Fa Famous Men of Greece

that nurtured it, through the wars that tested it, to the

by Cyndy Shearer

democracy that ennobled it - culminating in the construction

Inc Includes suggestions for how to set your study of of the great temple on the Acropolis. The book not only

ancient an civilizations in a Biblical context, as well captures the human stories, but also vividly illustrates the

as background information, vocabulary and technical details behind the construction, from quarrying of

discussion di questions. Also suggestions for the marbles to carving of the exquisite frieze. To look at the

supplementary su

assignments reading children’s Parthenon is to see Athens. To see Athens, is to see ourselves.

versions v of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and Hardback, 48 pages.

selections s from Plato.

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Timeline for Famous Men of Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95

The Greeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99

The Children’s Homer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

The Story of the Iliad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

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The Th Story of the Iliad

by Alfred Church, edited by Cyndy Shearer

Our Ou favorite children’s versions of these stories.

Church Ch captures the high heroic tone, and yet

gives gi us a very readable, child friendly version.

Makes M a great read-aloud, but can also be read

independently in

by mid- to upper elementary

readers. r These classic books were out of print

for f quite some time. We're thrilled to be able to

bring them back into print

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Wise Guy: The Life and

Philosophy of Socrates

by M.D. Usher

“I know that I know nothing.”

With this classic statement, uttered over

two thousand years ago, Socrates set the

standard for the future of Western

philosophy. By day, he soaked up the sun n

in the Athenian marketplace, where he’d

converse for hours on end about the

meaning of wisdom, right and wrong, courage, ourage,

justice, and love. By night, he feasted and d ddanced d with ith

friends. He was charming, but not handsome, happy, but

not rich. Unfortunately, his method of thinking did not sit

well with everyone. In the end, his fellow Athenians

punished him with death.

The story of Socrates’ life unfolds through cheerful

illustrations and a two-tiered text, one layer quite simple, the

other full of juicy additional details about the philosopher’s

life and times. The ending assembles a “School of Athens,”

showcasing thinkers, from Erasmus to Martin Luther King,

Jr., who have been inspired by Socrates’ philosophy.

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The Librarian Who Measured the e

Earth

by Kathryn Lasky

Not only did the Greeks know that the

earth was round, but sometime during the e

3rd century B.C. the head of the great

library at Alexandria, Egypt, calculated the e

circumference of the earth. He was only

200 miles off! The story of how he arrived d

at the answer, and his inquisitive personaliity

are recounted in this oversize, illustrated dhhardback. db k

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Ancient Rome

Famous Men of Rome

by Poland and Haaren, edited and updated

by

Rob and Cyndy Shearer

The history of Rome beginning with

the stories of Romulus and Remus and

the founding of the city of Rome. 30

short biographical sketches. Fourth or

fifth graders should be able to enjoy it

independently, older students can read

it as well and not feel like they have

been given something that is “babyish.”

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The Greenleaf Guide to

Famous Men of Rome

by Cyndy Shearer

Sets the study of Rome in a Biblical

context. How do the various figures

match up to God’s standards of justice or

righteousness. Suggested supplementary

readings include selections from Foxe’s

Book of Martyrs, The Aeneid,

Macaulay’s City, and more.

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The Roman Colosseum

by Elizabeth Mann

A brilliant architectural accomplishment and

the symbol of the cruel and barbaric side of

Roman culture. Mann presents a frank

evaluation of its construction and use, as

well as the impact of Christianity in

bringing the death-matches to an end.

Reading level 4th grade and up. paperback,

48 pages

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Ancient Rome

Eyewitness Books

Pictures of excavated artifacts, drawings, and

modern reconstructions. The photographs and

stunning visuals make this book seem like a visit

to a world-class museum. 64pages grades 4-8.

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The Ancient City:

Life in Classical Athens & Rome

by Peter Connolly & Hazel Dodge

This is a gorgeous reference book with wonderful,

detailed, realistic illustrations of what life in two of the e

great cities of the ancient world was like. Includes nine e

chapters on Athens and fifteen on Rome. 256 pages.

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Saint Valentine

by Robert Sabuda

A picture book illustrated in Byzantine fresco style. It

tells the story of Valentine, Roman citizen, doctor,

and Christian. His treatment always includes prayers rs

for his patients. Among them is the daughter of a

Roman jailer whom he treats for blindness, with no

apparent result. Valentine is arrested and executed,

and the jailer’s daughter regains her sight. A gentle,

thoughtful story of the man who is remembered on

Valentine’s Day.

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Classical Kids

An Activity Guide to Life

in Ancient Greece and Rome

by Laurie Carlson

Costumes! Recipes! Games! Art Projects! Science e

Experiments! Subtitled An Activity Guide to

Life in Ancient Greece and Rome, this is a

terrific book. There is something for kids to do

on almost every page, as well as lots of tidbits about

everyday life in Greece (the first half of the book) and Rome (the

second half). The recipes look particularly yummy.

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The Bronze Bow

by Elizabeth George Speare

The 1962 Newbery Award Winner. A boy’s hatred of the

Roman soldiers occupying Israel changes after he meets

Jesus. A vivid picture of the various political forces active

during the period.

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The Eagle of the Ninth

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In A.D. 119, the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into to

the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola’s Wall and

disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, the son

of the unit’s commander embarks on a quest to recover

the lost “eagle,” the standard and symbol of the legion.

This book gives a rich picture of life in the Roman

province of Britain, and tells an exciting tale as well.

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The Silver Branch

by Rosemary Sutcliff

The sequel to The Eagle of the Ninth, this time involving ng

the grandson of the lost Ninth Legion’s commander.

Thirty years later life is a bit more complicated, as

Saxons raid Britain and all over the Roman provinces

local military rulers proclaim themselves Emperor.

Rosemary Sutcliff is a master storyteller.

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Middle Ages

Medieval World

by Jane Bingham

Lots of original color artwork along with h

short, explanatory paragraphs which

Famous Fam Men of the Middle Ages function as expanded captions. Medieval

by Poland P and Haaren, edited and

World joins two other classic titles that we

upd updated by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

have long recommended, The Greeks and d

Begin Beg with the tales of the Germanic chiefs who The Romans. Like them, it is a 96 page

defeated def the Romans, Alaric, Genseric, and paperback, with color art-work printed on

Theodoric. Th Then famous kings like Clovis, high-gloss pages.

Charles Ch Martel, and Charlemagne. Attention is Topics are presented in chronological order, er,

also al paid to non-European leaders like

with coverage of The Byzantine Empire, The Barbarian

Justinian, J Mohammed, Harun-Al-Rashid, and Kingdoms, and Return to Christianity which mentions the

El E Cid. The second half of the book includes Irish monks, Augustine’s mission to the Angles, and an

William W the Conqueror, Frederick Barbarossa, illustration from the Book of Kells.

Tamerlane, Tam Marco Polo, and Joan of Arc (an hon-

There is extensive coverage of church history, with pages

orary Famous Man). Bios of these figures can’t be found

on The Power of the Popes, Enemies of the Church,

for children anywhere else. Includes five NEW chapters

Building a Cathedral, Going on a Pilgrimage, and Monks

by Rob Shearer including Augustine & Patrick.

and Monasteries.

Don’t just show them pictures of castles, let them read the

The concluding pages cover the transition from the later

stories of those who built them and lived in them.

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Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Topics include Artists of

Italy, Ideas and Inventions, and Voyages of Discovery. The

The Greenleaf Guide to

reading level of the text is approximately grades 5-8.

Famous Fa Men of the Middle Ages Younger children will enjoy looking at the pictures and

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

having the text read to them. Older students (including

high school and adult) will find a wealth of information

Sets Set the study of each of the key figures in a

here that goes well beyond what is covered in traditional

Bib Biblical context. Discussion questions prompt the

stu students to reflect on how the various figures

textbooks (much more interesting, too!)

mmatch

up to God’s standards of justice or

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ri righteousness. Suggested supplementary

rreadings

are found in The Penguin Atlas of the

MMiddle

Ages and David Macaulay’s two

Marguerite Makes a Book

CCaldecott

winners, Cathedral and Castle.

by Bruce Robertson, illustrated by Kathryn

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Hewitt

Marguerite delights in assisting her father r

in his craft: illuminating manuscripts for

the nobility of France. She comes to her

father’s aid by secretly completing his

commission, journeying all over Paris to

buy goose feathers for quills, eggs for

mixing paints, dried plants and ground

minerals for pigments, and gold leaf. Inspired ired by by

an illuminated manuscript in the collection of the Getty

Museum. Kathryn Hewitt’s finely detailed paintings bring

this book to life. This is a 44 page hardback, targeted for

ages 8 and up.

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Timeline for the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.95

Penguin Atlas of the Middle Ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.00

Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95

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Adam of the Road

by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1943 Newbery Medal Winner.

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.

Written for ages 9-12, this is a classic tale.

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Augustine Came to Kent

by Barbara Willard

In 597, a young Saxon boy witnesses the historic ic

meeting between the Saxon King of Kent and St.

Augustine. Wulf and his friend Fritha must pass

through many adventures and dangers, as they

work with St. Augustine to replant the cross on

English soil. 179 pages, targetted for ages 12 and d

up.

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Renaissance and

Reformation

Famous Fam Men of the

Renaissance Ren and Reformation

by Robert R G. Shearer

European Eur history from 1300-1550.

Includes Incl Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dürer,

Erasmus, Era Wyclif, Hus, Luther, Calvin,

Zwingli, Zw Tyndale ,and Knox. Over 75

b&w b& images of the men, women and

works w of art that distinguish this period

of history. 29 chapters, 192 pages. Text

written w for 5th grade and up.

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The

Greenleaf Guide

to

Famous Men of the

Re Renaissance and Reformation

by Robert G. Shearer and

Cy Cynthia A. Shearer

Ba Background information, discussion

qu questions, and suggested activities to

aaccompany

Famous Men of the

RRenaissance

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"Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation is the

fourth volume in the wonderful Greenleaf Press series of selected

biographies for Christian day schools and home schools. and it may

well be the best yet. Obviously Rob Shearer is intimately acquainted

with this important epoch and the great men who made it. In

addition, he has a knack for combining the basic facts of historical

narrative with the fascinating details that bring it fully to life."

- George Grant

Ren/Ref Study Package

Covers the art and culture of the Renaissance, and the

events of the Reformation. The DK Eyewitness Renaissance

provides the background on the life and work of the

Renaissance’s most important artists. Key writings of the

Protestant Reformation are excerpted in The Protestant

Reformation. Designed for children in grades 4-12.

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The Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men Ren/Ref ............$9.95

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Voices of the Renaissance and Reformation ......... $18.95

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Ren/Ref Biographies

Artist of the Reformation

The Story of Albrecht Dürer

by Joyce McPherson

The “Leonardo of the North” was more than

just a gifted artist. He was a writer, a clever

businessman, and apt teacher of students, and

also a man passionately interested and

attracted to the theology of Martin Luther.

Filled with excerpts from Dürer’s own writings and

illustrated with 30 of his most famous pieces. Reading

level is 5th /6th s and

grade, but younger children will enjoy

having it read aloud to them.

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The River Of Grace

The Story Of John Calvin

by Joyce McPherson

Focuses on Calvin’s childhood and youth, his

days at the university and his conversion.

Recounts his early and precocious leadership

of the Protestants in France and his flight

from France to Basel, Strassburg, and Geneva

when King Francis I began executing Protestants.A

warm and appreciative picture of the leader of the second

generation of the Protestant Reformation. Written on a

5th /6th nts A

grade reading level, but worth reading out loud to

younger students. Older students and adults will also find

this to be a valuable introduction

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The Ocean of Truth

The Story of Sir Isaac Newton n

by Joyce McPherson

Sir Isaac Newton: Calculus, light and color

the Laws of Gravity. What is less well

known is the depth of his Christian faith

and the amount of writing, speaking, and

research that he put into a defense of the

tenets of Biblical theology. From the detailed

account of the events that led to his conversion, his

Christian faith plays a central role in this biography, as

it did in his life. Independent reading level is upper

elementary (about 5th /6th d

i hi

grade).

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A Piece of the Mountain

The Story of Blaise Pascal

by Joyce McPherson

A brilliant scientist, a convert to Christianity, ty,

a devoted apologist for the Christian faith.

Recounts the recognition by Pascal’s father

of his son's remarkable talents and the

provisions he made for his education. For

Christians the account of Pascal’s conver-

sion is particularly moving, Reading level is s approxi

mately 5 th /6 th grade, but would be a great read-aloud

book for younger children.

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Renaissance Artists

Pippo Pipp

the Fool

by Tracey T Fern, illustrated by Pau Estrada

Pippo P is the nickname of Filippo Brunelleschi. He

was wa a goldsmith in Florence with a knack for

design. des When a contest is announced to design a

dome dom for the cathedral, Pippo decides he will

compete. co His rivals (older, wealthier, more

accomplished) ac

scorn him and laugh at his ideas.

But Bu Pippo is the only contestant who has worked

out o all the practical details of how to build a

dome d that will be 300 feet tall!

Fern and Estrada have created a delightful

story st for children about this important event

from the history histo of the Renaissance in Florence. Brunelleschi

won the competition and spent sixteen years supervising the construction

of the dome. In order to make it work, he had to invent new kinds

of bricks, new patterns for fitting them together and quick-drying mortar

to hold them in place.

When the Dome was finished, Pippo the Fool is recognized as Pippo the

Genius The text in this delightful story is written for children 8 through

12, but the story will hold the attention of even older students. Pippo the

Fool is a hardback, 48 pages

157-091-6551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

Leonardo Leo da Vinci

by Diane D Stanley

Sta Stanley’s text and illustrations are meticulously

acc accurate. She gives us a portrait of the definitive

Re Renaissance man: an accomplished painter, sculptor,

mmusician,

writer, naturalist, and scientist. Employed

by

the Duke of Milan, the Florentine Republic, the

Po Pope, and the King of France, he created some of

th the most perfect works of art of all time. He also

cconceived

hundreds of modern machines, which

fi filled the pages of his notebooks. Stanley tells a

wo wonderful story, accompanied by the exquisite

illustrations we have come to expect. 48 pages.

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Michelangelo

Mi

by Diane D Stanley

Mic Michelangelo lived a turbulent, quarrelsome life.

He

was obsessed with perfection and convinced

tha that everyone took advantage of him. He was also

on one of the most gifted artists who ever lived. His

sc sculpture masterpieces have never been equaled.

In

48 pages, Stanley tells the story of his life and

ggives

us a stunning overview of his masterpieces.

TTargeted

for ages 8 and up.

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Leonardo Le da Vinci for Kids

by Janis Herbert

Th The marriage of art and science is celebrated in

th this beautifully illustrated four-color

bi biography and activity book. Kids will begin to

uunderstand

the important discoveries that da

VVinci

made through inspiring activities such

aas

determining the launch angle of a catapult,

sk sketching birds and other animals, creating a

map, map and learn learning to look at a painting. Includes a glossary,

bibliography, listing of pertinent museums and websites, timeline,

and fascinating sidebars.

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Voices and Sources

Voices of the

Renaissance and

Reformation

edited by Robert G. Shearer

If you really want to know a

historical figure, you must read what at

they wrote. This anthology includes

primary source material from 9 key

figures of both the Renaissance and

Reformation.

The Renaissance selections include

Petrarch, Valla, Lorenzo de’ Medici,

Savonarola, Leonardo, Michelangelo,

Machiavelli, Erasmus.

The Reformation readings include Wyclif, Hus, Luther, Zwingli,

Sattler, Tyndale, Cromwell, More, Calvin, and Knox.

The Luther selections include the 95 theses, as well as all

three of the famous 1520 essays (Address to the Christian

Nobility, On the Babylonian Captivity, and The Freedom of

a Christian).

For Luther, Calvin, and Knox, the selections include their

accounts of their conversion experiences.

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The New Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

by John Foxe and Harold Chadwick

John Foxe, writing in England during the

persecutions of Bloody Mary, told the stories

of martyrs from Stephen down through the

1570s. Harold Chandwick has modernized the he

language and added new sections, with

martyrs’ stories from the 1600s through the

end of the twentieth century. modern times.

paperback, 442 pages

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On Fire for Christ

Stories of Anabaptist Martyrs

by Dave and Neta Jackson

These stories show a cross-section of the

thousands of men and women who lost

their lives for their faith during the 16th

century. The perspective is sometimes from

the martyr’s viewpoint, sometimes that of

a friend, relative, bystander, or even

executioner. Discussion questions follow

each chapter.

083-613-5032 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.99

Martin Luther

A Man Who Changed the Worldd

by Paul Maier, illustrated by Greg Copelandd

It’s hard to find good picture books on

Luther and Calvin! Kudos to Concordia for

commissioning this introduction to Martin n

Luther’s life for early elementary age children.

The full-color scenes and text trace the he

story of Martin Luther’s decision to become a monk, k th the post- t

ing of the 95 theses, his trial before the emperor, “kidnapping”

and disappearance while he lived at Wartburg Castle translating

the New Testament. There are also scenes of Martin, Katie

and their six children. The text is 4th-5th grade, but younger

students will enjoy hearing the text read to them while they

look at the pictures. hardback, 32 pages

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16th and 17th

Century

Famouse Fam Men of 16th

& 117th

Century

by Robert Ro G. Shearer

28 biographies b

from

Queen Que Elizabeth I (who

came cam to the throne in

1560) 156 through King

Louis Lou XIV who died in

1715. 17 The 17th century

was wa an age of religious

wars w and revolutions.

The Th French had seven

civil ci wars of religion

from fr 1570-1590. The

German G Empire had a

religious r civil war

from f 1618-1648. The

English Eng had a civil war

from 1642-1649.

1642-1649

It was also the century in which the English and

French settlements were founding in North America at

Jamestown, Plymouth, Boston, & Quebec.

But learning the wars will not convey to students

what the times were like. Biographies will.

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Chapter titles include:

I. Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589)

II. Henry of Navarre (1553-1610)

III. Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

IV. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1595)

V. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

VI. James I (1566-1625)

VII. Matteo Ricci (1552-1610)

VIII. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

IX. John Smith (1580-1631)

X. Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583-1634)

XI. Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632)

XII. Samuel de Champlain (1570-1635)

XIII. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

XIV. Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)

XV. Charles I (1600-1649)

XVI. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

XVII. William Bradford (1590-1657)

XVIII. John Winthrop (1588-1649)

XIX. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

XX. Rembrandt (1606-1669)

XXI. John Milton (1608-1674)

XXII. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

XXIII. Charles II (1630-1685)

& James II (1633-1701)

XXIV. Jan Sobieski (1629-1696)

XXV. William of Orange (1650-1702)

XXVI. John Locke (1632-1704)

XXVII. Johan Pachelbel (1653-1706)

XXVIII. Louis XIV (1638-1715)

Good Queen Bess

The Story of Elizabeth I of England

by Diane Stanley

When it was first published, “Good Queen Bess”

won many honors for its thoroughly researched

narrative and superb illustrations. In this reissue,

Stanley paints an impressive portrait of the

remarkable queen who loved her people and ruled d

them so well. hardback

068-817-9614 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.99

Bard of Avon

The Story of William Shakespeare

by Diane Stanley

A fascinating, well-researched, well-told life of

Shakespeare. One of the few books for young

children on the great playwright. Illustrated with

Stanley’s marvelous paintings.

068-816-2940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99

1620: Mayflower

by National Geographic and Plimoth Plantation

Vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using g

the Mayflower II. The text explores the story

behind the exhibits at the living-history museum

in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Primary sources

record what the voyagers wore, what they ate,

and telling details of their journey. First-person

accounts reveal the hopes and dreams they

carried. Readers share in the long hours at sea,

and in the dangers faced after landfall. Extensive

end notes, a map, a detailed chronology, and a

bibliography round out the full story of the

Mayflower. paper, 48 pages

079-226-276X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

by Catherine Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac

In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, ea,

52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest,

joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe. There

was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce. There were re

no Indians with woven blankets over their

shoulders. No pilgrims with somber black clothes

and silver buckle hats either. The English didn’t even en

call themselves Pilgrims. This book puts aside the

myths and takes a new look at our American

history. It questions what we know and recovers lost ost

voices of the Wampanoag people. 1621 invites young people to

read, listen, and think about our shared history. The book features

a foreword, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of

living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography

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William Bradford:

Plymouth’s Faithful Pilgrim

by Gary D. Schmidt

Highlights the childhood experiences, religious

conversion, and deep faith that marked the remarkable e

life of William Bradford. Begins with the Separatists’

emigration from England to the Netherlands, and then n

their decision, 10 years later, to sail to the New World.

Bradford was elected governor of the Plimoth Colony

2 years after it was established and served for 36 years s until his

death in 1657. He lived long enough to see the Separatists of Plimoth

overwhelmed and eclipsed by the arrival of the Puritans who

established a rival colony at Boston. This is a wonderful biography

for those who want more than just the paragraph or two in the

standard history texts.

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1776: 177 A New Look at Revolutionary

Williamsburg

Wi

by K.M. K Kostyal

Mo Most Americans are unaware of the large role

tha that Williamsburg and Virginia played in the

Am American Revolution. Williamsburg was the cap-

ita ital of the Virginia Colony, of course. George

WWashington,

Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick

HHenry

all spent considerable time there. All

th three were members of the colonial legislature

wwhich

met there. Henry and Jefferson were

bboth

governors, elected after the colony

declared

its independence.

This large-format picture-book is divided into five major sections,

with an introduction and an afterword. Part one is a section

describing the founding and growth of Williamsburg as the capital of

the colony of Virginia. Part two recounts “A New Spirit” and describes

the opposition to British rule which grew in the 1760s and had its

dramatic high point in Patrick Henry’s speech denouncing the Stamp

Act in 1765. Part three is titled “Revolution” and begins with the

attempt by the Royal Governor Dunmore to seize the powder

reserves of the militia from its storehouse in Williamsburg. It

concludes with the passage of the “Declaration of Rights” (written by

George Mason) by the Virginia Convention in June of 1776.

Part four describes “The City at War.” Patrick Henry, the first

popularly elected governor, replaced Lord Dunmore. The militia

assembled and remained camped on the green lawns of Williamsburg,

protecting the colonial government from attack by British troops. In

1779, Thomas Jefferson was elected governor and the capital was

moved from Williamsburg to Richmond. Part five, “A Hard-Won

Victory” describes the arrival of British troops under Benedict Arnold,

who sailed by Williamsburg up the James River and sacked

Richmond in January of 1781. Arnold retreated through

Williamsburg and was then joined by General Cornwallis and his

larger body of troops in June. By the end of the summer, Cornwallis

had moved his army to Yorktown, about ten miles away from

Williamsburg and was soon besieged there by American and French

forces under Washington and Lafayette. In October, Cornwallis

surrendered.

This volume, like the previous three from National Geographic,

makes excellent use of historical settings and dedicated re-enactors

who take great pains to get all of the details of their clothes and

possessions correct. Colonial Williamsburg is a 300 acre park where

the foundation has very carefully restored original buildings from

the colonial era. There is something about these stunning color

photographs which makes the events much more real. The faces of

individuals in the crowd forces us to realize that these were ordinary

real people – and that the iconic events of the American Revolution

were felt by individuals from all stations of life.

There is a great deal of attention paid in the text and photographs to

the ways in which colonial life and the events of the Revolution were

experienced differently by the slave community in colonial Virginia.

Rightfully so. Without lapsing into a predictable political correctness,

the book has a refreshing honesty in reporting the reality of the

institution of slavery. The tension between the ideals expressed in the

Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Declaration of Rights is

noted and underscored.

Along with the other titles in this series, National Geographic is doing

a fantastic job of making early American history accessible to

younger readers. The publisher lists the target age group for this

book as “8-12.” The text seems to me to be pitched a little bit older.

I’d estimate more like 10-15, but the pictures will certainly grab the

attention of younger readers. The content is far more engaging than

the accounts in the standard textbooks. I’d certainly recommend this

for students up through grades 8 or 9.

1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg is a hardback,

48 pages.

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Future Titles from Greenleaf

The Greenleaf Guide to

Early Modern Literature

by Cyndy Shearer

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The Greenleaf Guide to

20th Century Literature

by Cyndy Shearer

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Famous Men of the 18th Century

by Robert G. Shearer

188-251-4424 .............................................. $xx.xx

Famous Men of the 19th Century

by Robert G. Shearer

188-251-4432 .............................................. $xx.xx

Famous Men of the 20th Century

by Robert G. Shearer

188-251-4483 .............................................. $xx.xx

The Greenleaf Guide to

Famous Men of the 16th & 17th Century

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

188-251-4807 .............................................. $xx.xx

The Greenleaf Guide to

Famous Men of the 18th Century

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

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The Greenelaf Guide to

Famous Men of the 19th Century

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

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The Greenelaf Guide to

Famous Men of the 20th Century

by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

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Reading Made Easy

by Valerie Bendt

Valerie and her husband, Bruce, have six children and

more than twenty years of homeschooling experience.

Reading Made Easy is Valerie’s comprehensive

phonics-based, reading program. It has been

successfully used by thousands of families to teach

children to read. This one volume has everything you

need to help your child become a fluent reader. The

512 page book is:

• Phonics based

• 108 easy lessons, 3 lessons per week

• Less than 30 minutes per day

• Fully scripted

• Christian content

• Original stories and poems

• Introduction to capitalization and punctuation

• Hands-on writing and drawing activities

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Reading Made Easy

Reading Made Easy Student Activity

Books

Each workbook contains review material to accompany

27 lessons in Reading Made Easy. The workbooks

include:

• word/picture match-ups and other exercises to

strengthen phonics and decoding skills.

• sentences, poems, and mini stories to develop

reading comprehension.

• copy work passages from Reading Made Easy

with space to complete the writing exercises.

space for the drawing and creative writing

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exercises suggested in Reading Made Easy.

The Reading Made Easy Workbook Series offers

parents and teachers the structure to ensure that their

students sufficiently review the material in each lesson

before moving on to new concepts. It also

enables the students to create notebooks which ch

display the material they have learned. These e

notebooks are wonderful keepsakes and make ke

effective additions to the students’ educational al

portfolios.

Reading Made Easy Student

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Lessons 28-54

by Valerie Bendt)

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Lessons 55-81

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Includes Reading Made Easy and all four Student Activity

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A complete, phonics-based reading instruction program. 104

lessons move systematically through all of the skills needed

to make your child a fl uent reader. Valerie gives teachers and

moms a step by step guide that is easy to follow and helps

children quickly build confi dence in their skills.

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Handwriting by George

When George Washington was sixteen years old,

he began copying 110 maxims for polite behavior

into his schoolbooks. These rules describe the behavior

of a gentleman, and many claim that they greatly

influenced Washington’s attitudes and standards for

his own behavior.

One day, when we were all tired of the standard

handwriting practice book copy material, we began

using Washington’s Rules as copy work. While many

of them have obvious application to the eighteenth

century, they also have a lot to say to modern

gentlemen and ladies.

We hadn’t expected to enjoy these sayings as much

as we did. They rarely stayed merely copywork

exercise but became the basis of other discussions.

“Show nothing to your friend that might affright him,”

had immediate application. Other rules addressed

putting others first and self last - and other ways to

show respect to those around us.

Something special happens when children write

these rules out for themselves.

Handwriting Ha

by George Vol I

RRules 1-27

Contains Co 27 entries from George Washington’s

no noted book Rules of Civility & Decent

BBehaviour

in Company & Conversation,

wwith

space to copy and illustrate. Practice

ffor

children learning to write, and spark

ddiscussion

about “civil and decent behavior.”

64 pages, PB PB. Grades 1-3

188-251-436X .................................................. $6.95

Handwriting Ha

by George Vol II

RRules 28-55

Space Sp to copy and illustrate. Practice for

ch children learning to write, and spark discussion

ab about “civil and decent behavior.”

664

pages, PB. Grades 1-3

188-251-4378 1

.................................. $9.95

Handwriting H

by George Vol III

Rules R 56-83

Space Sp to copy and illustrate. Practice for

ch children learning to write, and spark

ddiscussion

about “civil and decent behavior.”

664

pages, PB. Grades 1-3

188-251-4386 1

.................................. $9.95

Handwriting Ha H

by George Vol IV

Rules R 84-110

Space Sp to copy and illustrate. Practice for

ch children learning to write, and spark

ddiscussion

about “civil and decent behavior.”

664

pages, PB. Grades 1-3

188-251-4394 1

.................................. $9.95

Set of all Four

Handwriting by George Volumes

All 110 rules! $36.80 if purchased separately!

GLP-040P ........................................................ $32.95

Set of Volumes II, III, & IV

Handwriting by George Volumes

Tried one, want the rest? $29.85 if purchased separately!

GLP-041P ........................................................ $26.50

Writing

English for the

Thoughtful Child

by Mary Hyde (revised by Cyndy

Shearer)

I had a long list of things I wanted ed

to find in a first grammar/

composition text. I wanted to

apply what Charlotte Mason

called “narration.” I wanted

material that would concentrate

on the writing process and yet

not burden the young child. I

wanted a text that would draw the he child

into writing. I wanted a text that would lay the

foundation for good composition skills that could be

applied in all learning situations. With eleven children

to care for, I wanted something simple and fun to

work with—both for me and my children. When I

found this book, I knew I had found what I wanted

to use. Originally published in 1903, this book uses

wonderful pictures to stimulate the child’s

imagination and lead him or her into writing. There

are memorization assignments, oral compositions,

written compositions and practice exercises. I use this

book as a second grade English text, but it is also very

useful as a first course for older, reluctant writers. No

teacher’s edition necessary; everything you need is in

the student text.

188-251-4076 ................................................$18.95

English for the

Thoughtful Child 2

by Fred Scott and Gordon Southworth h

(revised by Cyndy Shearer)

After English for the Thoughtful

Child was published 1989, we had

countless requests for a second

volume. Because we wanted ETC2 to

be more than just another language

arts workbook, we waited for just

the right book. Contains all the

distinctives of the original (nature

lessons, oral composition, picture lessons, sons,

memory work, and a gentle introduction to grammar) all

centered around the development of writing skills.

188-251-4440 ................................................... $18.95

How to Write Clearly

by Ruth Beechick

A common sense approach that speaks

clearly to writers from young teens to adults. ts.

Headings include: “How to link sentences to

keep the readers with you.” “How following the he

story thread is better than “encyclopedia” fact t

writing.” “How to solve most comma problems s

with grammar rules.” “How to write with

verbs instead of nouns to perk up your prose.”

This book contrasts with much of today’s y’s

teaching on how to write, which is ineffective and

deadening to students. Ruth explains the historical roots

of that old system so you can confidently move to the

meaning system. A bonus chapter gives a history of how

English language came to us.

088-062-0269 ...............................................$6.99

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The Greenleaf Guide to

An Ancient Literature

by Cyndy Shearer

Organized Or into six units.

Unit one is based on a study of

Daniel Da 1-4 and focuses on the

question, qu “Why should a Christian

study st pagan literature?” The

question q is answered using the

biblical b examples of Daniel in the

court c of King Nebuchadnezzar and

Paul on Mars Hill in Athens.

Unit two is a review of Genesis 1-11

Unit three focuses on The Epic of Gilgamesh and

analyzes what Babylonian religion taught about

creation and the nature of God.

Unit four is a six-week, in-depth study of

Homer’s Odyssey, with an emphasis on the Greek

notions of virtue, excellence, and the hero.

Unit five is a six-week study of Sophocles’ great

tragic trilogy Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonnus, and

Antigone.

Unit six is a four-week study of the modern

French playwright Anouilh’s retelling of Antigone

with a focus on how one’s worldview affects one’s

notions of the heroic and the tragic.

188-251-4300 ...............................................$18.95

Ancient Literature Study Package

Includes the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature

along with all four of the texts (in the best

translations) that the student is asked to study

inductively - all at a 10% discount from retail.

The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature ....... $18.95

The Epic of Gilgamesh (Sandars translation) ......... $9.95

The Odyssey (Fitzgerald translation) ....................$12.00

The Oedipus Cycle (Fitzgerald translation) ...........$14.00

Antigone by Anouilh (Bray translation) ..............$12.95

GLP-017P ............................................................$61.07

(10% discount - $67.85 if purchased separately!

These are the books Cyndy uses

when she teaches Ancient Lit to her 9th grade students

at the Schaeffer Study Center.

High School Literature Studies

The Greenleaf Guide to Medieval

Literature

by Cyndy Shearer

Our high school study of literature runs uns

in parallel to our study of history. While e

our tenth grade students are studying

medieval history, we also have them

study medieval literature. Studying the

two subjects together makes each class a

richer experience.

This inductive study focuses on the

texts and gives detailed reading assignments, t

observation questions, and discussion questions. The

book is intended to guide a parent and student,

teacher and student, or tutor and student as they

read the important works of literature from Anglo-

Saxon poetry and Beowulf to Chaucer and Hamlet.

The final work studied in the guide is Rosencrantz

and Guildenstern are Dead which allows the

students to compare and contrast the Medieval,

Renaissance, and Modern world views.

The text, analysis, and discussion questions are all

written from a biblical, Christian worldview.

188-251-4300 ...............................................$18.95

Medieval Literature Study Package

Includes the Greenleaf Guide to Medieval Literature

along with all six of the texts (in the best translations)

that the student is asked to study inductively - all at a

10% discount from retail.

The Greenleaf Guide to Medieval Literature ..... $18.95

Ecclesiastical History by Bede ...............................$13.95

Beowulf (Rebsamen translation) ............................ $9.95

Gawain (Tolkien translation) .................................. $6.99

Canterbury Tales by Chaucer ...............................$10.00

Hamlet by Shakespeare .......................................... $4.95

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Stoppard) $13.00

GLP-018P ............................................................$70.93

(10% discount - $77.79 if purchased separately!

These are the books Cyndy uses

when she teaches Medieval Lit to her 10th grade

students at the Schaeffer Study Center.

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A Review of From Eden to Exile

It is refreshing to read an account of the history of

Israel by a noted academic / archeologist which treats

the biblical text respectfully! David Rohl cites an extensive

collection of archaeological finds and artifacts which

confirm the historical accuracy of the biblical account

and attest to the historical reality of the Patriarchs. Rohl

is part of a growing number of modern scholars who

are challenging many of the assumptions and

chronologies of the ancient world. Rohl approaches the

biblical texts with a quite different attitude from the 19

& 20th century skeptics. The result is a startling

confirmation of the biblical record and a revision of the

chronology of the ancient world.

Orthodox and conservative Christians will disagree

with David Rohl’s version of the lives of Adam, Enoch,

and Noah. but Rohl’s narrative here is little more than

speculative conjecture – imaginative, but not really

historical.

The strength and brilliance of Rohl’s narrative is his

“New Chronology” for Egypt. The traditional chronology

yields no evidence of the Jews’ sojourn in Egypt, or the

Exodus, or the Conquest, or even of the flourishing of

the nation of Israel under David and Solomon. Rohl,

based on the evidence, revises the chronology. He goes

back and looks at the same places, but at different times,

and finds countless confirmations of the details of the

biblical account. His history of both Egypt and Israel is

“satisfyingly supported by the stratigraphic record and

colourfully enhanced by the contemporary texts of

Israel’s powerful neighbours. It provides a solid and

ultimately believable historical foundation for the

religious messages of the biblical text.”

The book is beautifully laid out (Rohl’s work, not

Greenleaf’s!) and illustrated with maps derived from

satellite photography as well as stunning photographs

of ancient artifacts. It is also brilliantly written. Rohl has

a knack for taking the details of archeology and

explaining sophisticated concepts and analyses in ways

that a layman can easily understand. This is no small

accomplishment.

Christians will not agree with his speculations about

the details behind the book of Genesis. Indeed, it seems

to me that Rohl has weakened his case by inventing a

narrative for the earliest time period where he has the

least amount of evidence. But when he reaches Joseph

and Egypt, all those who respect and appreciate the

biblical text must acknowledge that Rohl has done great

service in re-evaluating the evidence and synthesizing it

in a new and more accurate structure that better

explains the ancient world – and in the process confirms

the historical accuracy of the Old Testament.

Thus, while there are many things in From Eden to

Exile that I would take issue with, there is also much

that I admire and appreciate. And because I appreciate

what I can only judge to be an honest, forthright,

original work of scholarship, I am proud to make From

Eden to Exile available to the reading public (and the

academic world) once again so that David Rohl’s

contribution to the New Chronology will continue to

find its audience. It will surely provoke, agitate, and

force those who read it to re-think their ideas about the

ancient world. It is my hope that it will also play a part

in raising up a new generation of ancient historians who

will continue to investigate the evidence, continue to

search for archeological clues, and continue the ongoing

discussion of the historical events recorded in the Old

Testament.

Rob Shearer, Publisher

Greenleaf Press

about David Rohl

David Rohl is recognized as the

UK’s highest profile Egyptologist

and one of the world’s bestknown

historians.

With degrees in Egyptology,

Ancient History, Mycenaean

Archaeology and Levantine

Archaeology, David is a genuine

scholar with a full list of academic

credentials but, at the same time,

is a highly original thinker.

He is recognised in the

Christian evangelical communities

as a non-believing scholar prepared to defend the

historicity of the Bible. For that, and his convincing

arguments based on archaeology, he is regularly asked

to present his thesis to large church audiences.

Arguments based on his work are now used as official

examples of how best to answer questions for the

current A-level examination papers in the UK. Jewish

boys are taught the David Rohl version of the Torah

story in preparation for their Barmitzvas. Seminary

lecturers in the USA teach the Old Testament to their

students using David Rohl’s books as their guides.

Greenleaf Press, along with Stretch Productions,

is very pleased to be able to make David Rohl’s books

available in the US again.

From Eden to Exile

by David Rohl

Rohl re-examines and re-tells the history of f

Israel from Eden to the Exile in Babylon in

light of the revised chronology he developed d

during his research in Egypt. 528 pages with th

numerous maps & photographs.

188-251-4580 ................................... $24.95 5

Future Releases:

Pharaohs Pharaohs and Kings:

A Biblical Quest

by David Rohl

Pharaohs and Kings reveals the Old

Testament to be a true account of the

history of the Jewish people. Rohl

marshals the evidence which shows that

the traditional Egyptian chronology

must be radically revised.

188-251-4564 188-251-4564....................................$xx.xx

....................................$xx.xx

Legend: The Genesis of Civilization

by David Rohl

Rohl tackles the book of Genesis and challenges

its its dismissal as “legend.” He finds abundant

evidence to support the the historical historical accuracy of

the biblical account.

188-251-4572 188-251-4572....................................$xx.xx

....................................$xx.xx x

The Lords of Avaris

by David Rohl

The Hyksos rulers of Avaris who conquered conquereed

and ruled Egypt for generations have been

n

mysterious and misunderstood. Rohl

argues that Minos and Mopsus (among

others) were Hysos leaders. The Lords of

Avaris reveals these classical heroes as

historical realities.

188-251-4599 188-251-4599....................................$xx.xx

....................................$xx.xx

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