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Profiles from History Series

Did you know...

by Ashley M. Wiggers

Looking for a way to help your students connect with

history? The Profiles from History series is dedicated

to telling the stories of people, whose lives are worth

remembering. Whether they made a discovery, led heroically

in a war, created a masterpiece through music,

or art, used a pen to change the world, or impacted

humanity with their bravery—they made a difference.

We can learn so much by looking at those who came

before us. Be ready to change your mind about history,

with Profiles from History, Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

• Benjamin Franklin had such an

impact that nearly 20,000 people

attended his funeral?

• Johannes Gutenburg invented the

printing press to make the written word

available to all, not just the wealthy?

Profiles from History -

Volume 2

by Ashley M. Wiggers

This book is filled with the heroes

of our country’s past. In it you will

discover twenty men and women

that greatly contributed to the

formation and buiding of America.

The strongest connection we

can have to history is a human

connection. This book will enable

you to get to know the characters

in a unique way, and find out just

what it was that made them heroes

of America’s growth and freedom.

Remember - the great sacrifices of our predecessors

Become inspired - by the gallant acts of those who came before us.

Discover - the importance of a calling.

Profiles from History - Volume 1

by Ashley M. Wiggers

Profiles from History takes a fresh look at familiar

faces. Along with beautiful illustrations and

fascinating stories, this book series encourages

children to think about the motivations of twenty

historical figures. Activities and discussion

questions help students recognize the effect

these individuals have had on history.

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• Francois Millet was one of the first

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Use the included timeline figures and customized maps to help students

make connections and see the bigger picture. Paperback, 224 pages.

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Profiles from History -

Volume 3

by Ashley M. Wiggers

In this volume, students will

become inspired by the character

and compassion of some

of America’s most influential

leaders such as George

Washington and Abraham

Lincoln. They take their places

alongside those who impacted

the world during its

most critical and trying times

including the World Wars.

Learn about their courage,

conviction and sacrifice.

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Sacagawea 147

Wordscramble

n the year 2000, a new American dollar coin

was produced. Congress voted that the new

coin would be a symbol of liberty, and that

it would picture the Native American woman

who helped Lewis and Clark explore the midwestern

United States. The woman that you see

on the American dollar coin is Sacagawea. It is

interesting to note that Congress also voted

to include the word “Peace” on the coin.

During Lewis and Clark’s journey,

Sacagawea and her son were symbols

of peace to whomever the explorers

approached. Men who traveled with

women and children were not viewed as a

threat to the native tribes they encountered.

Sacagawea was the daughter of a great chief. She had many brothers and sisters, and

grew up in a region that is now known as Idaho. When Sacagawea was only ten years

old, she was kidnapped by a nearby tribe. They took her to live with them, and she

stayed there until the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark began in 1804.

A man named Toussaint Charbonneau married Sacagawea when she was a young

girl. Charbonneau was a trapper and hunter who came from Canada. Later, some

white men who called themselves the Corps of Discovery came to the village where

Sacagawea and her husband lived. They were looking for a trapper and a guide for an

extensive journey they were about to begin. Charbonneau asked the men in charge

of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, if they would hire him for

the job. Not only did they believe that Charbonneau would be very useful, but he

mentioned that he had a wife who spoke Shoshone. Lewis and Clark knew that the

expedition would be in great need of an interpreter, and so they gratefully accepted

Mr. Charbonneau’s offer.

Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo c. 1300

Michelangelo

Paints the Sistine Chapel 1508

William Bradford 83

Here is a list of scrambled words that relate to the profile you read about William

Bradford. Unscramble the letters and write the words correctly.

1. woyrlaeMf ___________________ 6. eonlb _______________________

2. ufgeer _______________________ 7. iveelsreb _____________________

3. liirgpsm _____________________ 8. eovgornr _____________________

4. upeospr _____________________ 9. rslpiadhee ____________________

5. aptrSeisast ___________________ 10. eisevrc _____________________

True or False

After reading the profile about William Bradford, decide whether the following

statements are true or false.

1. ______ The Pilgrims wanted to be separate from the Church of England.

2. ______ King James was kind to people who disagreed with him.

3. ______ The Pilgrims lived in several large rooms as they crossed the ocean to

America.

4. ______ The Mayflower Compact was a small place on the ship where people went

to pray.

5. ______ The Pilgrims arrived in America during the winter.

Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo c. 1300

Marco Polo

Galileo

The Travels of Marco Polo c. 1300

Publishes his beliefs 1610

Michelangelo

Paints the Sistine Chapel 1508

Michelangelo

Paints the Sistine Chapel 1508

Galileo

Publishes his beliefs 1610

Galileo

Publishes his beliefs 1610

Johannes Gutenberg

Designs printing press 1440

William Shakespeare

Writes Romeo and Juliet 1595

Johannes Gutenberg

Pocahontas

Johannes Gutenberg

Timeline Figures 191

Designs printing press 1440 Begins painting Mona Lisa 1503

Travels to England 1616 Sets sail for the New World 1620

Designs printing press 1440

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Writes Romeo and Juliet 1595

Writes Romeo and Juliet 1595

Pocahontas

Travels to England 1616

J

Pocahontas

Travels to England 1616

Timeline Figures 191

Leonardo da Vinci

Begins painting Mona Lisa 1503

Timeline Figures 191

John Smith

Sails to Jamestown 1606

Leonardo da Vinci

William Bradford

Leonardo da Vinci

Begins painting Mona Lisa 1503

John Smith

Sails to Jamestown 1606

John Smith

Sails to Jamestown 1606

William Bradford

Sets sail for the New World 1620

John Adams

William Bradford

Sets sail for the New World 1620

John Adams 65

James Cook 115

ohn Adams was one of the most virtuous

and underrated of our Founding

Fathers. He was the kind of man that

Americans can look back on and hold

their heads a little higher. A lawyer, Adams

saw right and wrong very clearly. He never

failed to stand on the side of integrity, even when

it threatened to cost him everything. As our

second President, he saved the United States

from an impending war with the French

by using diplomacy. Before becoming

President, he was Vice-President to the

great George Washington for two terms.

John Adams grew up in a town near Boston

called Braintree. He was the oldest son and

therefore it was determined that he be well-educated.

John’s brothers helped around the farm while he attended school each day. With

his father’s encouragement, John studied diligently and was accepted into Harvard

College at the age of fifteen. He made his family proud by working very hard at

Harvard and graduating third in his class.

After graduation, Adams was offered a job teaching in a town nearby. He taught for

only a year. It was long enough, however, for him to decide that teaching was not

what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Finally, after much consideration, John

decided he wanted to become a lawyer. He wanted to make a difference in people’s

lives and in the community. Little did he know that he would make a great difference!

When he was in his late twenties, Adams married a young woman by the name

of Abigail Smith. Abigail proved to be the ideal partner of his life in many

ways. She was strong, gentle, intelligent, and full of life and conviction. She

Activity

Timeline Review

Thomas Paine 33

Put things in perspective. Place Thomas Paine’s figure on the timeline in the year

1776, which was when his booklet Common Sense was published. Look at the other

events before, during, and after this year.

1775 1776 1778

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The Declaration of Independence is signed

Thomas

Paine booklet

Common Sense is

published

Nathan Hale

speaks his

famous last

words

Mary Ludwig

becomes

“Molly Pitcher”

1783

Talk with your parent or teacher about each quote given in this section from Thomas

Paine’s writings. Tell your teacher or parent what you think each one of them means.

Choose your favorite and practice reading it aloud. Present it to your family, class, or

group. Read it expressively, the way you believe Thomas Paine might have spoken it.

Patrick Henry

Gives most famous speech 1775

Nathan Hale

Speaks famous last words 1776

John Adams

Becomes our 2nd President 1796

Patrick Henry

Gives most famous speech 1775

Nathan Hale

Speaks famous last words 1776

John Adams

Becomes our 2nd President 1796

Nathan Hale 41

Paul Revere

Midnight Ride 1775

Molly Pitcher

Battle of Monmouth 1778

Dolley Madison

Becomes First Lady 1808

Paul Revere

Midnight Ride 1775

Patrick Henry

Gives most famous speech 1775

Molly Pitcher

Battle of Monmouth 1778

Dolley Madison

Nathan Hale

Speaks famous last words 1776

Becomes First Lady 1808

John Adams

Becomes our 2nd President 1796

Timeline Figures 207

Thomas Paine

Common Sense is published 1776

Samuel Adams

Becomes Governor of MA 1794

Timeline Figures 207

Tecumseh

Joins British forces in War 1812

Paul Revere

Thomas Paine

Midnight Ride 1775

Common Sense is published 1776

Samuel Adams

Becomes Governor of MA 1794

Tecumseh

Molly Pitcher

Battle of Monmouth 1778

Dolley Madison

Becomes First Lady 1808

Joins British forces in War 1812

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Common Sense is publis

Samuel Ad

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by Cindy Wiggers

Trail Guide to World Geography and Trail Guide to U.S.

Geography are multi-level geography guides that provide

versatility and fascinating assignment choices to encourage

self-directed learning. Students create their own personal

Geography Notebooks and do daily atlas drills. Use each

book over several years by choosing more difficult activities

as students grow older.

Trail Guide features:

• Weekly lesson plans for 36 weeks

• 5-10 minute daily atlas drills

• 3 levels of difficulty – all ages participate together

• Weekly mapping assignments

• A variety of weekly research and activity choices

Trail Guide Levels

The Trail Guide Levels are just a guide. Select a

level according to student ability, and match level

with the appropriate atlas or student notebook.

• Primary: grades 2– 4

• Intermediate: grades 5– 7

• Secondary: grades 8– 12

All 3 levels in each book!

Note: Primary is ideal for independent 4 th graders.

Second and third graders will need plenty of guidance.

If your oldest is 2 nd – 3 rd grade range, please consider

Galloping the Globe or Cantering the Country first.

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Folks who appreciate the perspective and insight in The

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structure, love this book! Get your students in an atlas daily

as they look up the answers to two questions a day. Put the

student on the right trail for his level and give him the right

atlas, and this little atlas drill will take only 5-10 minutes.

Do you want to do more than just atlas drills? Flip the page

for a week’s worth of additional geography assignments.

Mapping is a weekly list of places to draw and label on

an outline map. Trail Blazing provides a plethora of other

choices from making salt dough maps, to shading outline maps for climate, to making

crosswords and flash cards. Research study topics such as plate tectonics, earthquakes,

hurricanes, natural resources, solar system, and landmarks abound. Select art projects

from Geography Through Art listed throughout, or recipes from Eat Your Way Around the

World to introduce art and culture and add interest to learning. Page numbers from the

Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide are included when it can be used as a resource to

do any assignment or lesson.

Students are creating their own Geography Notebook throughout the 36 week school

year, adding maps, reports, summaries, and more each week. Assign as much or little

as you decide is important this year. Pick up the Trail Guide again another year and send

your student down another trail for an all new study. Or teach three different level of

students together, all study the same region of the world while doing atlas drills and additional

assignments at their own individual levels.

Want to add geography to your history curriculum? Simply choose what order you want

to study the continents and countries to coincide with your world history lessons and

you’ll discover history is much more appreciated and understood when students learn

both subjects together. A 9-week literature review finishes up the year with Around the

World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Students map the trail of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout

as they embark upon their eighty day adventure and do other activities as well.

Please remember to provide the appropriate atlas and a set of outline maps to assign

atlas drills and mapping assignments. Additional resources are used in the Trail Blazing

assignments. The Encyclopedia of World Geography by Usborne is a good book to have on

hand for many research and study assignments. Paperback, 128 pages.

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Trail Guide to World Geography Lapbook Set ...........................$25.00

Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book ....................................................$19.95

Uncle Josh’s Map Collection CD-ROM ........................................ $26.95

Jr� Classroom Atlas (Primary) ......................................................... $7.95

Classroom Atlas (Intermediate) ..................................................$12.95

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Around the World in 80 Days .......................................................... $6.95

Encyclopedia of World Geography ..............................................$19.95

Geography Through Art ...............................................................$19.95

Eat Your Way Around the World ...................................................$14.95

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Student Notebooks on CD-ROM

Creating geography notebooks with the Trail Guide to Geography series is even easier with

these student notebook pages on CD-ROM. Geography Trails questions, along with space

for answers, are provided for each week of your Trail Guide studies. Weekly mapping assignments,

outline maps, and templates provide a framework for students to create their own

unique geography notebooks. Individual notebook levels are $14.95 each, or save nearly

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This is a U.S. version of the Trail Guide to World

Geography. As in the world version your

students will be in an atlas daily as they look

up the answers to two questions a day. Put

the student on the appropriate trail for his

level and give him the right atlas, and this

little atlas drill will take only 5-10 minutes.

High schoolers learn how to use an almanac

as their daily drills use a world almanac for

reference.

Do you want to do more than just atlas drills? Flip the page for a week’s

worth of additional geography assignments covering two states a week. Let

students select one state or if teaching more than one student at a time let

each do a different state. Mapping provides a weekly list of places to label

on an outline map of each state. Trail Blazing provides a treasure trove of

additional activities and assignments including learning state symbols and

mottoes, making a state timeline, completing special sheets for each state,

making crosswords and flash cards. Research study topics are as diverse

as each of the fifty states and are associated with the state landmarks,

economy, natural resources, and more. Select art projects from Geography

Through Art listed in each state, or recipes from Eat Your Way Through the

USA to discover the variety of art and menus across the country and add

interest to learning.

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Points of Interest

Provides weekly activity &

assignment choices

Mapping

Weekly list for

outline map work

Trail Blazing

Project & research choices

for more in-depth learning

Trail Guide to U.S. Geography

Can’t decide which Trail Guide to do? Study

the geography of the same area where

your history course takes you.

Trail Guide to Geography Series

Trail Guide to Geography Layout

Art Projects

Lists project references to

Geography Through Art

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Students are creating their own Geography Notebook throughout the 36week

school year, adding maps, reports, summaries, and more each week.

Assign as much or little as you decide is important this year. Pick up the

Trail Guide again another year and send your student down another trail

for an all new study. Or teach three different level of students together, all

study the same region of the world while doing atlas drills and additional

assignments at their own individual levels.

You can choose what order you want to study the regions and states. This

makes it easy to combine with any U.S. history course, enhancing student

understanding of both history and geography.

The 6-week literature review uses The Captain’s Dog by Roland Smith.

Students map the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and experience

the story as seen through the eyes of Seaman the dog. Additional complimentary

weekly activities are provided.

You will need the appropriate atlas and a set of outline maps to do atlas drills

and mapping assignments. The high school level also uses a world almanac

for the daily drills. Additional resources such as encyclopedia or library

books are used to do the Trail Blazing assignments. Paperback, 144 pages.

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Uncle Josh’s Map Collection CD-ROM .........................................$26.95

Childrens Illustrated Atlas of the United States ........................... $9.95

World Almanac (secondary level only) .......................................$12.99

The Captain’s Dog ............................................................................ $6.99

Geography Through Art ................................................................$19.95

Eat Your Way Through the USA ....................................................$14.95

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Week & Day

Simplifies planning to reduce

teacher preparation

Trail Marker

Identifies assignments by three

different grade levels

Daily Drills

Puts student’s nose in an atlas

five-ten minutes each day

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Additional Outline Maps:

Canada

Each of the 11 Canadian provinces

Each of the 3 Canadian territories

Ancient Civilizations

Mongols

Thirteen Colonies

10/40 Window

Basic state maps with USA insets

Shaded relief of each continent

Shaded relief world

Shaded relief Pakistan

Shaded relief Afghanistan

Color Maps:

Canada with relief

Hurricane Tracking Map

North America with relief

United States with relief

World with relief

Color Labeled Maps:

USA - each state with relief

Continents - labeled, with relief

- Using Outline Maps -

Reproducible outline maps have a myriad of uses in the home, school, and office. Make history, geography, literature, and even science come

alive with outline maps. When students use outline maps and see the places they are studying in context, they gain a deeper understanding

of the subject at hand. Watch them begin to draw their own conclusions about the study when they see it unfold on the map. So, keep a set of

outline maps handy and you will be ready for those spontaneous teaching moments. To do this effectively you’ll also need appropriate atlases

available for students to use as reference. See our recommended atlases in this catalog.

Notebook size maps are available in your choice of reproducible book or CD-ROM. Large-scale maps are great for detail labeling and for family or

classroom use. Over a dozen different large-scale maps are available in two sizes. Select individual titles, or save by purchasing a set.

Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book

Originally created in 1998 by homeschool dad and high school daughter Josh and Hannah Wiggers, these outline maps

were a refreshing option not available at the time. States and countries in context rather than floating in the page; seas

and oceans lightly shaded for clarity; rivers and grid lines where helpful—all made these the best reproducible outline

maps on the market. Though there are now other maps available, these continue to be the standard with which other

publishers attempt to compare. Great for all ages and unlimited mapping activities. Paperback, 112 pages.

Over 100 reproducible maps:

• 25 countries

• 15 world regions

• Each of the 50 United States

• Continents with borders

• Continents without borders

• 8 U.S. regions

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Many, many new maps have been added through the years, including color maps, shaded relief maps, and labeled

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Color/labeled on one side

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Save time and money

Laminated Mark-It maps can be reused for a variety of lessons. Use wet-erase

markers, NOT dry erase, when drawing on laminated maps. Paper sets are

folded to fit in a notebook.

Continents Map Set

Includes North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia,

Australia, and Antarctica PLUS a bonus U.S./World map.

23˝× 34˝

Bible Lands Activity Maps

Use for studying early civilizations or Bible geography. Includes Ancient

Civilizations, Europe & Middle East, Timeline of History, and two copies of

Israel/Eastern Mediterranean. (17”x22”)

Kit and Kaboodle

Over 45 square feet of outline mapping frenzy! Includes every single large

outline map in our Mark-It Map library.

Atlases Are Essential

*Jr. Classroom Atlas Grades k–4

Simple, uncluttered, colorful maps for the youngest of students.

Alternative to Beginner World Atlas. 64 pages, $7.95

*Classroom Atlas Grades 4–7

Our favorite elementary student atlas. Organized by continent.

Alternative to Intermediate World Atlas. 128 pages, $12.95.

*Atlas of World Geography Grades 8–12

A great student atlas or general home reference atlas.

Alternative to Answer Atlas. 176 pages, $18.95.

Large Maps & Atlases

World History Atlas

Keep this simple to read colorful atlas handy for any study or

mapping of world history. 48 pages, $12.95.

U.S. History Atlas

This atlas covers all of the major periods in American history with

colorful, informative maps. 56 pages, $12.95.

**Illustrated Atlas of the United States

Includes illustrations, photos, maps, and text demonstrating the

qualities of each state. Hardback, 111 pages, $9.95.

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Uncle Josh’s Wall Maps

Uncle Josh has designed a beautiful set of color maps

perfect for use in any home or school. These double-sided

maps include a vivid color, labeled map with physical

terrain demonstrated in shaded relief on one side, and a

simple black and white outline map on the reverse. Basic

labeling of states, countries, and capitals keeps maps free

from clutter. Laminated for unlimited write-on and wipe-off

uses. Add more places while you learn! Show the size of

Alaska to scale on the U.S. map, by connecting the inconspicuous

white dots placed across the country.

U.S. Wall Map ................................................................................$14.95

World Wall Map ............................................................................$14.95

Laminated Mark-It Maps

$7.95 each, approximately. 17˝× 22˝

• Africa

• Asia

• Australia

• Europe

• North America

*recommended in Trail Guide to World Geography **recommended in Trail Guide to U.S. Geography

• South America

• U.S./World

• Ancient Civ./Europe Mid-East

• Middle East

• Israel/Eastern Mediterranean

Larger Mark-It Maps

$9.95 each, double-sided, 23˝× 34˝

• U.S./World • 3A (Asia, Australia, Antarctica)

All Maps are Double-sided

Continents Map Set, paper ........................................................ $12.95

Continents Map Set, laminated ................................................ $24.95

Bible Lands Activity Map Set, paper ........................................... $9.95

Bible Lands Activity Map Set, laminated ................................ $19.95

Kit and Kaboodle, paper ............................................................. $19.95

Kit and Kaboodle, laminated ..................................................... $49.95

Student Bible Atlas Grades 2–7

30 detailed full-color maps show where major Biblical events took

place. 32 pages, $8.99.

Atlas of the Bible Lands Grades 8–12

Features more than 80 illustrations of biblical sites, and 43 terrain

maps. 64 pages, $9.95.

**U.S. Atlas (Coming Soon!)

Geography Matters is in the process of creating their very own

United States Atlas! Look for it early 2012.

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Here’s What Reviewers Are Saying:

Geography textbooks might be even worse

than history textbooks. I’ve included only

one resource that exclusively targets geography—The

Ultimate Geography and Timeline

Guide. This unusual book is so much better

than traditional geography texts that, in my

opinion, nothing else comes close... In my

opinion this approach to geography will be

far more interesting than a standard text on

the subject. The fact that one book does it

all for every grade level makes it even more

appealing.” Cathy Duffy, in Cathy Duffy’s 100

Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

“Maps, games and other fun activities, an

historical timeline, physical and human geography

and more are all covered in the 353

pages of incredible ideas for hands-on learning

packed into The Ultimate Geography and

Timeline Guide. If you waffle between being

overwhelmed by teaching geography to

wondering if it’s even that important, or if

you’re still tormented by nightmarish grade

school glasses that taught you only that

geography was boring, you need to pick up

this guide. It’s sure to entice your kindergarten-through-12th-grade-students

into

geography study.” Deborah Deggs Cariker,

Eclectichomeschool.org

“The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide

is an incredible resource of materials for

teaching geography. While it does not provide

day by day guidance for the teacher, it

is full of ideas to make geography interesting

and FUN. (See the Trail Guide to World

Geography if you are seeking a more structured

program.) A creative homeschooling

parent who enjoys planning her own

activities will find this book to be invaluable.”

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The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide

The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide with CD-ROM

by Maggie Hogan and Cindy Wiggers

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• 18 Reproducible Outline Maps • Over 150 Reproducible Pages • Scope and Sequence

• Activities

• 300 Timeline Figures

• Flash Cards

• Charts

• Lesson Plans

• Games

Geography is connected to other subjects in a natural way. Learn how to teach geography through literature (with

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• Read through Unit One and the introductions to each chapter.

• Refer to the Scope and Sequence grids on pages 255-262.

• Starting with older students? Check for mastery of earlier levels.

• This is only one possible guide. Feel free to rearrange to meet your needs.

• We’ve intentionally overlapped grades to account for individual student development.

• Teach geography with history (chapter ten) yearly. Use the American history outline every

time you teach that subject.

• Encourage your students to “think geographically.” Look for geography in every day life.

• Don’t be intimidated! Use what you want to use - don’t be a slave to the book. Relax and

enjoy geography and your kids will, too!

9th-12th* 6th-8th* 4th-6th*

A Yearly Guide for the Less Than Confident

Page ToPiC

61-65 Your choice of map activities

67 Your choice of hands-on projects from Unit Two

111 Introduce geography through science

89 Introduce geography through literature

61-65 Your choice of map activities

67 Your choice of hands-on projects from Unit Two

111 Geography through science as appropriate

89 Geography through literature as appropriate

121 Introduce geography through math

263-284 Introduce “Stuff to Memorize” and selected flashcards

287 Introduce timelines

Page ToPiC

61-65 Your choice of map activities

Where Do I Start?

67 Your choice of hands-on projects. (Prime years for collections!)

72-73 Begin current events

89 Geography through literature

23-53 Chapter two as it applies to your studies

111 Geography through science

121 Geography through math

263-284 Memorize appropriate flash cards and “Stuff to Know”

287-300 Work on timelines

23-53 Chapter two in more detail

263-281 Finish memorizing

44-66+ Compass and map skills

95-110 Hans Brinker: a study of Holland

239-253 Selected pages from chapter sixteen

151-197 Conquering the continents: middle school

141-147 Geography through the Internet

287-338 Begin keeping a student timeline

121-126 Finish Geography through math

23-53 Mastery of material in chapter two

151-155 Read chapter twelve

199-219 Conquering the continents: high school

344-348 Mastery of geography terms

338 Diligent use of timelines

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Mark-It Timeline of History

Nothing puts history in perspective like using timelines. When space is an issue but you want to see the big picture

consider using a poster-sized timeline. Ours is laminated and versatile. The aged look on the front is labeled with

dates from 4000 BC to 2050 AD. The back side has no numbering so you can adapt the space for any in-depth study.

We once had three different studies going on at once on the back of ours. We used the front side for the big picture

and the back for the details. Attach timeline figures, drawings, or write directly on the lamination with water-based

overhead transparency pens. The line spacing provides enough room for overlapping events and for using the

printable Historical Timeline Figures and Bible Timeline Figures on CD-ROM (see below). This 23” x 34” timeline is

available in paper, folded to notebook size, or laminated.

Francis of Assisi

82 - 1226

r Raleigh

- 1618

Popes Dominated by

French 1309 - 1377

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Our children created these timeline figures as school projects in high school. They researched the dates, and used

several computer programs to turn clip art into awesome looking timeline figures that can be used in a notebook

timeline or on the poster version that we created years before. Both sets of 1 ⁷⁄₈” x 2” figures include additional

features to aid in memory retention as borders designate time periods and icons in the lower corners tell where or

what is represented. Also included are printable pages that form the basis for a timeline notebook with instructions

on how to do so. Save with the Timeline Package when you purchase both sets of timeline figures and the laminated

Timeline of History.

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

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Ireland

James Connoly

1870 - 1916

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Canterbury Tales

1388

Bible Now in English

1380

Magnifying Glass

1266

King John

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Magna Carta Signed

1215

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Byzantine Empire

395 - 1453

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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enjoying a fun hands-on activity!

History of the

1174

1254 - 1324

Movable Type Used

1440

Black Plague

1347 - 1353

EUROPE

2160 BC

Genesis 10:25; 11:1-9

Terah (Son of Nahor)

Richard the Lion Hearted

1157 - 1199

Shelah (Born to Arpachshad)

2250-1817 BC

Joan of Arc

1412 - 1431

Sir Walter Raleigh

c 1552 - 1618

Hundred Years’ War

1337 - 1453

2065-1860 BC

Genesis 11:24-25

Paper First Made

c 1150

FRANCE

England

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Canterbury Tales

1388

Bible Now in English

1380

Magnifying Glass

1266

King John

Magna Carta Signed

1215

Marco Polo

1254 - 1324

Movable Type Used

1440

Black Plague

1347 - 1353

Byzantine Empire

395 - 1453

Leaning Tower of Pisa

1174

Paper First Made

c 1150

FRANCE

England

Genesis 11:12-13

Hundred Years’ War

1337 - 1453

Richard the Lion Hearted

1157 - 1199

Joan of Arc

1412 - 1431

Ishmael (Son of Abraham)

1909 BC

Reu (Son of Peleg)

Sir Walter Raleigh

c 1552 - 1618

Isaac Almost Sacrificed

2156-1917 BC

Genesis 11:18-19

Abraham (Son of Terah)

1882 BC

Genesis 22

Popes Dominated by

French 1309 - 1377

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

James Connoly

1870 - 1916

The Inquisition Begins

1233

Sister

Moon

St. Francis of Assisi

1182 - 1226

Ireland

20

1995-1820 BC

Brother

Sun

Arpachshad (Son of Shem), 2283 BC Esau (Son of Isaac), 1835 BC

Arpachshad (Son of Shem)

Tower of Babel

2160 BC

Genesis 10:25; 11:1-9

Terah (Son of Nahor)

2065-1860 BC

Genesis 11:24-25

Ishmael (Son of Abraham)

1909 BC

Isaac Almost Sacrificed

1882 BC

Genesis 22

2283 BC

Genesis 11:10-11

Shelah (Born to Arpachshad)

Reu (Son of Peleg)

2156-1917 BC

Genesis 11:18-19

Abraham (Son of Terah)

1995-1820 BC

2250-1817 BC

Genesis 11:12-13

Genesis 11:26; 25:7-10

Three Visitors

1896-1858 BC

Genesis 18:1-15

Rebekah (Daughter of Bethuel)

1875 BC

Genesis 11:26; 25:7-10

Eber (Son of Shelah)

The Inquisition Begins

1233

Sister

Moon

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Arpachshad (Son of Shem)

2283 BC

Genesis 11:10-11

Tower of Babel

Brother

Sun

St. Francis of Assisi

1182 - 1226

Three Visitors

1896-1858 BC

2220-1756 BC

2160 BC

Popes Dominated by

French 1309 - 1377

Genesis 18:1-15

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

Ireland

Genesis 11:14-15

Genesis 10:25; 11:1-9

James Connoly

1870 - 1916

Eber (Son of Shelah)

Serug (Son of Reu)

Serug (Son of Reu)

Sarah (Sarai)

Terah (Son of Nahor)

2065-1860 BC

2124 BC

Genesis 11:20-21

Sarah (Sarai)

Rebekah (Daughter of Bethuel)

1875 BC

1985 BC

Genesis 23

Peleg (Son of Eber)

2185-1940 BC

23˝ × 34˝

Sodom & Gomorrah

1896 BC

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Genesis 11:16-17

Nahor (Son of Serug)

Genesis 19

Jacob (Son of Issac)

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2220-1756 BC

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2124 BC

Genesis 11:20-21

1985 BC

Genesis 23

Genesis 11:24-25

Sodom & Gomorrah

1896 BC

Genesis 19

Ishmael (Son of Abraham)

1909 BC

Jacob (Son of Issac)

1835-1688 BC

Genesis 25:21-23

Isaac Almost Sacrificed

1882 BC

Genesis 22

Shelah (Born to Arpachshad)

2250-1817 BC

Genesis 11:12-13

Reu (Son of Peleg)

Peleg (Son of Eber)

Nahor (Son of Serug)

2156-1917 BC

Genesis 11:18-19

2094-1946 BC

Genesis 11:22-23

2094-1946 BC

Genesis 11:22-23

Entering the Promised Lan

1920 BC

1835-1688 BC

Genesis 25:21-23

2185-1940 BC

Genesis 11:16-17

Historical Timeline Figures CD-ROM

The set of Historical Timeline Figures is comprised of over

300 figures with and without borders, chronological list of

dates, game cards for Who Am I? game, and instructions on

how to use the figures to play the Before and After game.

The figures represent events in world history from creation

to current events. (These are the same figures in the

Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide). Special color coding,

borders, and icons help aid memory of events.

Bible Timeline Figures CD-ROM

The Bible Timeline Figures set includes over 300 figures of all your favorite Bible events, Bible characters, and books of the Bible,

from the Old and New Testaments. A special feature is the Storyline figures that have no dates or words. Read the associated story

in your Bible and have your child retell the story to you using the pictures in the Storyline figures as an aid.

The Anatomy of a Figure:

The Border:

Four different borders each

represent a certain time

period.

The Symbol:

Nine different symbols

each represent a

different category.

The Border:

Israel

Genesis 12 - Malachi

Jesus Baptized

The Title:

Identifies what event the figure

represents.

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what events happened when, your

students will gain a better understanding

of their studies. In addition,

they’ll retain more information while

Timeline Materials

The Image:

A pictoral representation of the

figure, color-filled and fun for

students of all ages.

The Date:

Dates are approximate.

(See page 7.)

The Bible Reference:

Most of the figures include a

Biblical reference for your

convenience.

History of the

Matthew - John

Early Church

Acts - Revelation

Entering the Promised Land

Abraham (Son of Terah)

1995-1820 BC

1920 BC

Genesis 12:4-5

Genesis 11:26; 25:7-10

Isaac (Son of Abraham)

1895-1715 BC

Genesis 21:1-7

Three Visitors

1896-1858 BC

Genesis 18:1-15

Esau (Son of Isaac)

1835 BC

Genesis 25:21-23

Rebekah (Daughter of Bethuel)

1875 BC

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Galloping the Globe

by Loreé Pettit and Dari Mullins

Word searches, mazes, maps, and more…clues, puzzles, and animals galore! What an enchanting way to learn geography!

Galloping the Globe is a unit study, discovery learning resource geared towards the K–4th grade children. It can be used

from 1–3 years and covers all seven continents, plus a section on the Arctics and Christmas Around the World. Incorporating

the student notebook approach, Galloping the Globe integrates 8 categories of learning activities:

• Basic Geography

• People and History

Galloping the Globe is the perfect program for primary students. It honors the way young children think and learn by connecting

stories, information and activities from around the world to that which is most important—children, families, faith, and fun!

Learning Language Arts through Literature is a great complement to Galloping the Globe, providing instruction in phonics,

handwriting, and language skills. From beginning phonics (The Blue Book, K-1) to reading fluency (The Red Book, 1-2), hands-on activities and readers are

included which makes this a complete package. All you need to add is math!

Most of the literature recommended in Galloping the Globe can be found at your local library. A few resources are recommended for purchase if you like

having key resources handy. They are listed at the

bottom of this page.

Paperback with Activity CD-ROM, 272 pages.

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India

Population __________________________________

Capital City _________________________________

Religion ____________________________________

Type of Government __________________________

Currency ___________________________________

Language ___________________________________

What are the people called? _____________________

India

• Literature

• Science

Here’s What People Are Saying:

“I have actually been using Galloping the Globe

for about a year and a half and we are really

enjoying it.”

“One of the best things about Galloping the

Globe in my opinion is the list of books since it’s

so hard to find books about a certain geographical

region.”

“Galloping the Globe is a blast in my opinion—

we really love it! It can be as deep as you like or

just scratch the surface. it’s up to you

totally!”

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Home to a population second only to China, India is the largest country in southern Asia. Bordered by the

Himalaya Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west, south, and east, India is an ancient

land of diverse ethnic groups and varying landscapes. Once a land of mystery and wealth, India’s natural resources

were not developed causing great poverty. The overcrowded cities have very poor living conditions

among the lower castes. The capital of India is New Delhi.

India’s flag is vertical stripes of orange, white, and green with an ancient symbol called the “Dharma

Chakra” in the center. The Chakra is also called the “Wheel of the Law.” The twenty-four spokes of the

wheel represent the twenty-four hours in a day. The orange stripe stands for courage and sacrifice. White

is for peace and truth. Green symbolizes faith. The flag was adopted in 1947.

Although Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism also began in India, eighty percent of all Indians are practicing

Hindus. Hindus worship many gods. Hinduism divides people into castes that determine how well a person

lives and the type of job they can have. Hinduism teaches that souls are reborn many times, that animals

have souls, and that cows are sacred.

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Geography

❑ Sea

Geography from A to Z, page 39

History and Biographies

❑ Amy Carmichael

• Missionary Stories with the Millers, chapter 20

• Ten Girls Who Changed the World – Irene Howat, pages 39–51

❑ William Carey

• Missionary Stories with the Millers, chapter 23

• The Shoemaker Who Pioneered Modern Missions – Ben Alex

• Ten Boys Who Changed the World – Irene Howat, pages 61–73

❑ Gandhi

• What’s Their Story?: Gandhi – Pratima Mitchell

• Gandhi: Peaceful Warrior – Rae Bains

General References

Teaching older students, too? Combine Trail Guide to World

Geography with Galloping the Globe. Studying the same places,

each student does activities and assignments at their own

level. Select the order from one book and do the other in that

continent order. Cantering the Country and Trail Guide to U.S.

Geography can be taught together as well. Select the order

from one book and do the other in that state order.

Galloping the Globe

• Activities

• Internet Sources

❑ India – David Cumming

❑ India – Michael Dahl

❑ A Family in India – Tony Tigwell

India

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• Bible

• Language Arts

“Galloping the Globe is great. We use the curriculum

in our co-op classes with 2nd and 3rd

graders. The children love it! The lessons are

well researched and the materials are allencompassing.

I would highly recommend this

curriculum to homeschoolers as well as any

educator.”

“I am using Galloping the Globe exclusively and

am loving it. So far we’ve spent about 3 weeks

on China. There are so many good resources

that I want to do them all. We haven’t even gotten

to the animals yet. My boys are 6th grade,

3rd grade, and 1st grade. There is nothing that I

dislike about Galloping the Globe.”

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India

Grades K-4

This new 2010 edition of Galloping the Globe includes an Activity CD-ROM jam-packed

with all the reproducible activity sheets found in the book plus added bonus pages.

“Galloping the Globe is a flexible, easy-to-use

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daughter is really into “notebooking” and with

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for her. I really can’t think of anything I don’t

like about this curriculum.”

“We love it! The recommended books we have

used so far have been so engaging that my

oldest is often excited to do more research on

his own to satisfy his curiosity. My youngest

is always happy to listen and we have created

some great notebook pages from what he

retains and explains back to me.”

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Cantering the Country

by Loreé Pettit and Dari Mullins

This unit study course teaches a wide range of academic and spiritual disciplines using the geography of the U.S.A. as

a starting point. Learn about each state—it’s geographic features, it’s history, and it’s interesting characters—and tie in

language arts, Bible, science, and civics at the same time. With this course, you won’t have to put aside one subject to make

time for another. They’re all connected! This comprehensive unit study, which can be used for all children grades 1-6, takes

three years to complete and includes all subjects except math and spelling.

• U.S. Geography

• Character

• Science

• Language Arts Activities

• Activities

• Literature

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• Civics

• History and Biographies

• Internet Sources

Grades 1-5

Learn science by studying the state flowers, trees, animals, and birds. Cover language arts as you read literature set in each

state. Build character by learning to apply the principles of the preamble to the constitution of each state. Bring history

alive with the stories of famous people, founding fathers, and Native American groups from around the country. At the end of the course, your child will

have learned about our great country and created a notbook full of wonderful information and fun memories. One of the greatest features is the excellent

book list provided for each state. This valuable information can be used for years to come for any study of U.S. geography or history. Many recommended

books are available from the library. A few are used repeatedly throughout the year and are handy to have on hand. You’ll find them listed below.

Paperback with Activity CD-ROM, 256 pages.

In addition to the 250+ page unit study, the CD-ROM bound in the back of the book is packed full of over 150 pages of printable outline maps and activities.

Two to four activities per state include word searches, crossword puzzles, find the twin, state maps, and other fun puzzles dealing with subjects

relevant to each state.

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The Adventures of Munford Series

by Jamie Aramini

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Although he’s just two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, Munford is all adventure. He can be rain, snow, sleet, or steam. He has traveled the world in

search of excitement. Throughout history, he has been present at some of the most important and world-changing events.

Fun and educational, Munford will inspire your children to learn more about many of history’s greatest events. These readers make a great addition to your

learning experience in areas such as history, geography, and science. This book series was written on an elementary reading level, but provides plenty of

read-aloud entertainment for the entire family! Paperback, $8.95.

Munford Meets Robert Fulton

In this tale of adventure, Munford meets a

young boy with a knack for inventing in colonial

America. The boy grows up to become one

of the world’s leading inventors, Robert Fulton!

Join Munford and Fulton as they race to create

the world’s first commercially successful steamboat.

Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast

of characters, from Benjamin Franklin to Napoleon

Bonaparte. Don’t miss this exciting story

as it takes you from a fledgling young nation,

to the rivers of France, and back again!

The Klondike Gold Rush

In this book, Munford finds himself slap into

the middle of the Klondike Gold Rush. He

catches gold fever on this dangerous, yet thrilling,

adventure. Meet some of the Gold Rush’s

most famous characters, like gold baron Alex

McDonald or the tricky villain named Soapy

Smith. Take a ride on the Whitehorse Rapids,

and help Munford as he pans for gold. This is

an adventure you won’t soon forget! Beautifully

illustrated by homeschool graduate Emily

Lefferts.

The American Revolution

In this adventure, Munford travels to colonial

America and experiences first hand the events

leading to the American Revolution. He meets

famed American Founding Fathers, such as

Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George

Washington. He joins the Sons of Liberty under

cover of night to dump tea into Boston Harbor.

He tags along for Paul Revere’s most famous

ride, and even becomes a part of the Declaration

of Independence in a way that you might

not expect! Beautifully illustrated by homeschool

graduate Emily Lefferts.

Munford Meets Lewis & Clark

Join Munford on an epic adventure with Meriwether Lewis and William

Clark, as they make their perilous journey in search of the Northwest Passage

to the Pacific Ocean. Fun and educational, Munford will inspire your

children to learn more about the Corps of Discovery and the expedition

that changed the face of America. Though written on an elementary reading

level, Munford is fun for all ages and makes an excellent supplement to

your geography and history studies.

. . . More to Come!

Look for more adventures in this exciting series as Munford’s journey

through time and territory continues around the world.

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Eat Your Way Around the World

by Jamie Aramini

Get out the sombrero for your Mexican

fiesta! Chinese egg rolls, corn pancakes from

Venezuela, fried plantains from Nigeria.

All this, and more, is yours when you take

your family on a whirlwind tour of over

thirty countries in this unique international

cookbook. Includes a full meal of recipes from

each country. Recipes are easy to follow, and

ingredients are readily available. Jam-packed

with delicious dinners, divine drinks, and delectable

desserts, this book is sure to please.

The entire family will be fascinated with tidbits of culture provided for each

country including: Etiquette Hints, Food Profiles, and Culture á la Carte. For

more zest, add an activity and voilà, create a memorable learning experience

that will last for years to come. Some activities include: Food Journal,

Passport, and World Travel Night. Open your eyes and taste buds and join

us on this edible adventure! Spiral bound, 120 pages.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia is in northern Africa, between the countries of Sudan and Somalia. The

mountainous terrain has traditionally prevented Ethiopia from having much interaction

with the outside world, thus leaving the native food culture largely intact. The

cuisine of Ethiopia is famous because of its extreme spiciness — so hot that many

foreigners cannot eat it — and because the meal is served without utensils or plates!

Dine Ethiopian-style!

A traditional Ethiopian meal begins with a pitcher of water and an empty basin. Water

is poured from the pitcher over the right hand of each guest, the excess water going

into the basin. The hands are then dried on a hand towel. The left hand is not used

during dining. This may prove quite difficult, especially if you are left-handed! After

the handwashing, the injera, a large flatbread, is placed directly on the table, covering

it much like a tablecloth. The injera we will prepare probably won’t be big enough to

cover the whole table, so you can just place a large piece in front of each person. (If

placing it directly on the table makes you uncomfortable, place some aluminum foil

underneath.) The food is then served directly on the injera. To eat, tear off a piece of

the injera (right hand only!), and scoop up the food. Dessert is not traditionally served

in Ethiopia, although small cups of coffee are brought out after the meal.

Make your own Berbere!

Ethiopia

Yataklete Kilkil (Ginger Vegetables)

3 cups water

3 potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 carrots, sliced

¼ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed

3 T vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and

sliced

Injera

This is a spice mix, red in color, used as a base for many Ethiopian dishes. You may

be able to purchase it at an ethnic food store, or you can make this simple version at

home. Simply mix the ingredients in a baking dish, then bake in a 300 degree oven for

twenty minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to keep from burning! When you are done,

store in an airtight container.

¼ tsp cardamom 1 T salt

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ cup paprika

½ tsp black pepper ½ cup cayenne pepper

¼ tsp coriander ½ tsp ginger

¹∕8 tsp cinnamon

¹∕8 tsp allspice

¹∕8 tsp cloves

Geography Through Art

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

and chopped

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

3 green onions, chopped

1. Bring water to a boil. Add potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Return to a boil.

Continue boiling for five minutes. Remove from heat; drain.

2. In a large skillet, saute onion, green pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and

ginger in vegetable oil until they begin to soften. Add potato mixture

to skillet along with salt, pepper, and green onions. Stir well.

3. Continue cooking until vegetables reach desired level of doneness.

They are best if they retain some crispness.

If you and are not able to make the injera, use pita

bread or flour tortillas as a substitute.

3½ cups warm water, divided ½ cup cornmeal

1 package (¼ oz) active dry yeast 1 T baking powder

1 tsp sugar

1 T salt

3 cups flour

1½ cups water, divided

¼ cup whole wheat flour

1. Combine ¼ cup of the warm water with the yeast and sugar. Let sit until foamy,

about ten minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover with a damp

cloth and let rise until doubled, about one hour.

2. Punch down dough. Mix in a blender, two cups at a time. Add ½ cup water with

each batch. The mixture will be liquid.

3. Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat. Pour a thin layer of batter in the skillet.

(No need to add anything to the bottom to prevent sticking.) When bubbles

form over the entire surface, the injera is done. You do not need to flip it to cook

the other side. Remove with a spatula, and place right on the table! Your Ethiopian

plate is ready!

Ethiopia

Doro Wot (Chicken Stew)

This stew is not for the faint of stomach! To make it less

spicy, cut back on the amount of berbere.

2 T butter

2 red onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tsp salt

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground cardamom

½ tsp ground nutmeg

2 T berbere (p. 8)

1. In a medium pot, saute onion and

garlic in butter until onions are

tender. Add salt, cumin, cardamom,

nutmeg, berbere, and ginger. Stir well.

2. Add in lemon juice and chicken

stock. Bring to a boil. Stir in chicken.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for

twenty minutes

3. Pierce eggs with a fork and add to

stew. Turn chicken to be sure it is

coated with sauce. Continue simmering

until chicken is done, another fifteen

or twenty minutes. Serve warm,

draining off excess juice before placing

on injera. Each person receives

one of the eggs.

Make More Than Dinner!

10 Ethiopia

1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

and chopped

2 lb. boneless chicken thighs, cubed

1 lemon, juiced

1 cup chicken stock

4 eggs, hard-boiled with shells removed

Culture

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à la Carte

• Each Ethiopian woman has her

own mix of berbere. Many believe

that the tastier the mix, the better

off she will be when finding a

husband.

• For many years, bars of salt were

used as currency in Ethiopia.

• The coffee bean was originally

discovered in Ethiopia.

Eat Your Way Through the USA

by Loreé Pettit

Taste your way through the U.S.A. without

leaving your own dining room table! Each

state has it’s unique geographical features,

culinary specialities, and agricultural products.

These influence both the ingredients that go

into a recipe and the way food is prepared.

Compliment any gerography or history

lessons and tantalize your tastebuds at the

same time with this outstanding cookbook.

More than just a cookbook, it is a taste budson

approach to geography.

This cookbook includes a full meal of recipes from each state. Recipes

are easy to follow. They aren’t written at a child’s level, but feel free to

include your students in the preparation of these dishes. Cooking together

provides life skills and is a source of bonding and pride. Add this cookbook

to your geography curriculum and Bon Appétit! (Or should we say Chow

Down?!) Spiral bound, 118 pages.

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Recommended Companion Resource for:

Trail Guide to World Geography and Trail Guide to U�S� Geography

by Sharon Jeffus and Jamie Aramini

Geography Through Art is the ultimate book of international art projects. Join your children on an artistic journey to more than twenty-five countries spanning

six continents (includes over a dozen United States projects). Previously published by Visual Manna as Teaching Geography Through Art. Geography

Matters has added a number of enhancements and practical changes to this fascinating art book. They include:

• Easy-to-use lay out

• QuickSketch: assignments with step-by-step examples

• ArtistProfiles: brief bios of famous artists

• Materials list: included with every project

• Reproducible outline maps

• Student level ratings ���

• Recipe references to Eat Your Way Around the World

Geography Through Art website for in-depth study opportunities

We’ve included a new section to Geography Through Art to improve upon its past inclusion of Internet websites. All

too often website links become dead or are moved or altered in such a way that references in books are literally

useless. We’ve created an exclusive website for Geography Through Art with live links associated with projects,

places, and topics included in the art book. Anytime you see the WebLink icon in Geography Through Art your student

can log on to our special website and select the link for that topic to learn more and see art examples from

around the world. We maintain the website to ensure the links are active. Students love to use the computer and

enjoy seeing full-color examples that can’t be included in a black and white book.

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Each one-year curriculum set Includes:

Volume 1, Volume 2, & Student Resources CD-ROM

Why do we start with American history?

Children learn best by starting with the familiar. Studying American history first lays the firm foundation of your family’s beliefs and shows

what a good leader, government, and citizen look like. It also gives your children needed time to build thinking skills. When students are older

they are better able to understand the events of world history, and more importantly, the causes and results of those events. With greater

maturity in place, students are then ready to compare ancient times and events to our history and lives, learning the powerful lessons that

can come from such a study.

Why teach American history in three levels?

Ideas and events are best understood when connected by meaning, so our curriculum connects to history by purpose, not just chronology. In

the first level, Paths of Exploration, it is natural for those who explored our country to lead the way. Understanding their desire to blaze trails

and overcome obstacles make history memorable and understanding their sacrifices makes it valuable. Next, in Paths of Settlement, come

those who built and settled our country. Many who dreamed of liberty became part of our heritage, and were willing to lay down their lives

to secure this great blessing for themselves and future generations. Finally, in the Paths of Progress (available Summer 2011), the scientists and

inventors who solve problems take the spotlight as we look at the connection between creativity and determination.

The chronology of each Trail Guide overlaps, which demonstrates the connections among the levels, and lays a foundation for understanding

nation building. Recognizing the particular abilities and motivations of each group (explorers, settlers, and scientists) helps students understand

the value and impact of individuals pursuing their purpose and passion. When people contribute their gifts and talents to the whole, needs are

met, and nations flourish. It is from this vantage point that students can then evaluate the structure and success of individuals, nations, and eras.

How do we teach?

A Comprehensive Curriculum

by Debbie Strayer and Linda Fowler

Complete

Curriculum

- Just Add Math -

Wouldn’t you love to guide your students in learning HOW to think rather than

simply WHAT to think? Imagine working with real books, reading and writing for

a reason, and using activities that don’t just fill time and paper - but bring points

home. Imagine needing little teacher preparation because all lessons are clearly

laid out. Imagine your students creating personal notebooks that double as

portfolios to show what they have learned. The Trail Guide to Learning series does

all these things! Now you can teach multiple levels together with tremendous

flexibility, all while producing one remarkable result - encouraged students!

The Trail Guide to Learning series is based on proven educational

principles and fully utilizes methods developed by noted author and educator,

Dr. Ruth Beechick.

The three levels of American history come alive with the Unified Approach. Steps for Thinking take the lead, focusing students on concepts

and ideas illustrated by readers, activities, and read-alouds, while biographies make connections to great adventures. Language skills, science,

and geography naturally follow the Paths; music and art complete the picture by offering insight into the culture of the times, with art as the

perfect tool for recording observations. Student Notebook pages create a portfolio, the Lesson At a Glance provides easy to use lesson plans,

and the Assessment CD makes it easy to determine mastery of skills taught. Optional resources such as Lapbooks provide the opportunity to

make learning memorable and fun; the Light for the Trail offers guidance from Scripture, and a natural way to interpret the real events of life

in light of your family’s values.


This is your actual curriculum. It is not simply a guide to using other textbooks. Following weekly lessons and daily section parts eliminate the

need to create lesson plans. Check your materials list at the beginning of a lesson to be sure you have everything on hand—and you are ready

to go. The following lettered sections make up each lesson:

A. Copywork/Dictation B. Reader

These assignments are completed regularly throughout a typical

week to help students see, hear, and write language correctly. These

are key steps in learning language skills.

C. Read-Aloud, Discussion, Narration, and Reflective Writing

Provides the basis for student responses. As they listen, it is natural

for them to respond by speaking—which is a good first step toward

meaningful Discussion—while providing the added benefit of

fostering valuable relationships between student and teacher. As

students become familiar with the process of Narration, or retelling,

D. Word Study

This section equips students with strategies to gain meaning from

unknown or unfamiliar words. Spelling words are relevant to the

student because they are taken from the reading—and include

accompanying grammar concepts when appropriate. The goal is to

increase student ability to recognize and spell more words correctly—

E. Geography, History, and Science

Making connections is an important part of this curriculum. The studies

of Geography, Science, and History are connected. The knowledge of

one area contributes to knowledge in the other areas. By considering

the linkage of subjects in real life, connections occur naturally for the

students. This helps them add to what they know when they encounter

new information and helps them retain what they have learned. In

studying Geography, students will naturally learn about people,

places, and all the ways they affect each other. All culture, history,

and science connect to concepts of geography, so students will study

science and history in the light of their connection to the people and

places encountered by explorers, settlers, and their paths.

F. Writing, Drawing, Doing, & States

Writing is an integrated part of this curriculum. It is not a separate

subject, but rather a set of skills with which to become familiar.

Drawing has been used throughout history to record new

information and to communicate with others. As your students

develop the important skill of drawing, they will naturally build

their power to observe and notice detail. This, in turn, equips

them to communicate what they learn more effectively. Doing

something is a powerful teacher. Motivation is a key component

G. Independent Reading

Provides regular practice for word study and reading skills, as well as

time to practice thinking skills.

Other Features

Answers needed throughout the curriculum are provided at the end

of each lesson and are identified by superscripts throughout the text.

Answers for games such as crosswords and word searches are in the

textbook Appendix.

Weekly Enrichment Activities provide optional added enhancements

to the subject matter for advanced students and those who

want to learn more.

We use real literature because it is more interesting, the language

used is more natural, and it builds a willingness to read as students

experience the success of reading real books. Readers are coordinated

with the unit, and provide a ready-made history lesson.

their ability to recall main ideas and details develops. In addition to

reviewing, students gain speaking and thought processing skills.

Reflective Writing involves having students respond to a passage

they have heard by writing their thoughts about it. This is a very

concrete way for students to begin using writing to answer questions.

not just to be able to spell a new word correctly for a week or two and

then forget it. Vocabulary words also come from the reading, which

helps student recognize the connection between the way a word

is used and its meaning. Vocabulary focus is not memorization or

dictionary skills, but understanding.

History is a daily part of the curriculum through literature readings,

discussions, and activities. The study of history that focuses on dates

and facts alone can be dry and hard to remember. When events in

history are associated through the literature, the geography, and

the relevant science concepts, it connects the learning and is much

more likely to be retained. Following the practices of Charlotte

Mason, as students study Science they will gain and use skills that

allow access to more information about nature and its connection

to people and places. Observing, recording through drawing and

writing, discussing, evaluating, and connecting new information to

previously learned concepts are the core of the science instruction.

of successful learning, and our Doing activities help keep

motivation strong. Since this curriculum connects learning to

doing, many of the activities also provide the basis for authentic

writing activities. Paths of Settlement addresses establishment

and growth of the U.S. Students will investigate featured States each

week and reinforce learning through mapping, State Pages, and

State Cards.

“Dr. Ruth Beechick’s principles are the basis for this

curriculum. During its creation, I had the privilege of

consulting with her. Teaching in a natural manner is

important to her and we reflected her values by incorporating

language skills and history as a unified part

of the everyday routines. Thank you, Dr. Beechick.”

– Author, Debbie Strayer


The Student Notebook is not only a vital part of the curriculum, but

it also provides a portfolio of your student’s work. Unlike impersonal

workbooks, the Student Notebook is where students record what

they have learned in various ways from writing, drawing, using

charts and graphs, working crosswords and word searches, and

sometimes cutting and gluing elements together. Each custom

designed Student Notebook page is labeled with the same Lesson,

Part, and Subject associated with the assignment in the textbook.

Student Notebook pages include:

Daily student check off lists

Reading log

Spelling practice sheets

Outline maps

Student Notebook

Pages

Student Notebook

Pages

Student Notebook

Pages

Light for the Trail Bible Study Supplement

Optional Bible study curriculum

that coincides with the 6 units

in the curriculum. Easyto-use

guide provides

daily assignments and

helps students make

the most important

connection of all—the

one between their

faith and their view of

the world around them.

Each lesson provides

suggestions for prayer and

worship time. Weekly memory

verses are also included, and ties

in wonderfully with the character lessons learned

throughout the year. An enrichment level of Bible study is

included in the Paths of Settlement Light for the Trial.

Assessments

Nature study pages

Cut out & paste projects

Charts & graphs

Activity pages and more…

Coupled with daily observations and interactive discussion and

games, this disk provides ample material upon which to base

an accurate evaluation of student progress. More than just

your usual tests, these assessments will help you gauge how

much your child is learning and what areas need improvement.

Excellent resource for those who perfer formal grading. Answer

key included.

Student Resources CD-ROM

Print student pages directly from the Student

Resource CD-ROM included in the curriculum.

Disk includes:

• Student Notebook pages

• Game boards and game cards

• Grade-appropriate lined page to match other

notebook pages

Student Notebook pages are also available

separately, already printed and three-hole

punched.

Middle School Supplement

A Middle School Supplement is available to provide guidance for

older students. It includes the same content but add interesting and

challenging activities on a higher level. Available in digital format.

Lapbooks

Lapbooks provide interactive, handson

visual learning. Their biggest

benefit is that they dramatically

increase your student’s memory

retention. Great for all ages, using

the Lapbooks makes it even easier

to teach younger students. Each

unit has a separate lapbook with

multiple activities for learning fun.

These are available as digital

downloads (eBook), printed

and ready to use, or on CD

for you to print. For your

convenience, file folders

are already included in the

printed versions!


Answers Section

Gives the answers to all

textbook questions

Thumbnail Tabs

Makes finding unit & the

appendix sections a snap

Lettered Section

Marks the beginning of

each subject of study

Trail Markers

Identifies assignments by

grade: 3rd, 4th, & 5th

Unit Name

Identifies one of six Units

(three per volume)

Lesson 1, Answers Unit 2 – Jamestown

118

Answers

1. she’s, can’t, there’s, you’re, shouldn’t, Freebold’s, I’m

2. he’s, where’s, wouldn’t, couldn’t, they’re, we’re

3. contractions: don’t, It’s, We’ll, Somebody’s, It’s, you’re, there’s; Words that show belonging:

Sam’s stomach, father’s farm, Sam’s eyes, man’s action

4. the story of what had happened to her father.

5. England: London Bridge, Fish Street, London; America: Jamestown, Virginia, New World

6. England: Lincolnshire, Blackwall Port, Thames River, London, English Channel;

America: Virginia, Roanoke Island; Other Places: Atlantic Ocean, Canary Islands,

Africa, Newfoundland, Transylvania, Orient

7. Summers are rainy.

8. climate - moderate with rainy summers; environment -urban

9. population - over 500 people per sq. mi. for London and 100–500 people per sq. mi.

for Seattle; economies -manufacturing and commerce for London and forestry and

agriculture for Seattle

10. contractions: I’m, it’s, I’ll, don’t, can’t, he’s, ma’am, that’s, wouldn’t, I’d, needn’t, we’re;

words that show belonging: cook’s face, Mother’s place

11. contractions: you’re, it’s, don’t, that’s, I’m, it’s, won’t, what’s, didn’t; words that show

belonging: captain’s words, captain’s mood, Virginia Company’s first venture

12. you’re – you are; it’s – it is; don’t – do not; that’s – that is; I’m – I am; won’t – will

not; what’s – what is; didn’t – did not

13. Roanoke - for Algonquian people (possibly Algonquian word for shell money);

Raleigh - Sir Walter Raleigh

14. Mistress Freebold, Mistress Trippet, Annie, Amanda, James Freebold, Jemmy, Cook,

Father, Meg, Meggie, Dr. Crider

15. John Smith, Nathaniel Peacock, Master Smith, Nate Peacock, Sam Collier, James

Brumfield, Master Cathorp, James Thomas, and Anne Collier

16. Virginia’s climate is moderate with humid summers.

17. moderate: without extremes, does not get very hot or cold.

18. Atlantic Ocean

19. yes

20. far inland

21. no

22. between 0, or sea level, and 656 feet

23. It gets colder.

24. There are no ways they are the same.They are different in all 4 ways.

25. No. Both climates are moderate with humid or rainy summers. Both economies

have business or commerce with nearby agriculture or farming. Populations are different

because Richmond is smaller and the environment is different. Richmond is in

a swamp area and London is in an urban, or city, area.

Paths of Exploration

Steps for Thinking

Lays the foundational building

blocks for thinking skills

Textbook Layout

Unit 2 – Jamestown Lesson 2, Part 1

Lesson 2, Part 1

K Steps for Thinking L

1. It is important to communicate clearly and

truthfully.

2. You must learn to tell if what you hear is the truth.

3. People are influenced by what they hear.

A. Copywork/Dictation Language Skills

Look carefully at the following passage, and read it silently. Show

your teacher any words you don’t know, and practice saying them

aloud. Now read the passage aloud, or ask your teacher to read it to

you.

The choice to go to America was not always easy.

There were many tales of danger told about the

ocean. There were different tales told about the

Indians. Some said they were kind and some said

they were warlike.

Copy the above lines into your Student Notebook. When you are

finished, compare your copy to the model (word by word) and make

any needed corrections.

Listen as your teacher dictates the above lines, and write them in

your Student Notebook. When you are finished, compare your copy

to the model and make any needed corrections.

Copy, or write as your teacher dictates, paragraph 2 on page 28 (beginning

with “When Sam heard the call…”) in Surviving Jamestown.

When you are finished, compare your copy to the text and make any

needed corrections.

B. Reader Language Skills, Thinking Skills, History

In your book, A Lion to Guard Us, read Chapter 5 aloud.

Read one or two paragraphs in your read-aloud book, Surviving

Jamestown.

Read one or two pages from today’s read-aloud assignment in

Surviving Jamestown.

Grades 3-5

Paths of Exploration is the first step on the Trail Guide to Learning. Follow the steps

of famous explorers and pioneers across America and let geography be your guide to

science, history, language skills, and the arts. This journey will teach students HOW to think

by asking, answering, and investigating questions about our great country’s beginning and

growth. The paths of the explorers are seen through multidisciplinary eyes, but always with

the same goals: to make learning enjoyable, memorable, and motivating. This full one-year

course is targeted for grades 3-5 (adaptable for 2nd and 6th) and covers six units in two

volumes. A sampling of the activities and games are listed below.

Activities Games

Nature study

Mapping

Cooking

Art projects

Charting and labeling

Illustrating

Writing letters

Writing poetry

Model sailing ship

Study of historical figures

Categorizing

Presentations

Art lessons & craft projects

Morse code

Semaphore Code

Tracking

Paths of Exploration: Volume 1

Main Column

Speaks directly to the student

about the subjects

The Steps for Thinking section gives

you the main ideas about the topics presented.

Understanding these helps you

to have productive discussions with your

children so they, too, understand the bigger

ideas. This forms more permanent

learning, contrary to just learning facts,

which tends to be temporary. These

steps are useful prior to instruction, and

they are also useful or review at the end

of the week.

iMaterialsj

• A Lion to Guard Us

• Surviving Jamestown

• Intermediate World Atlas

• North American Wildlife Guide

• Eat Your Way Around the World

• Student Notebook

• Globe

• Plain or tracing paper

• Watch or timing device

• Newspaper, library, or Internet access

• Index cards/marker

• Ingredients for English tea time recipes

• Crayons or colored pencils

• Construction paper

• Dictionary

• Large world outline map

A. Copywork and dictation assignments

go from an easier level (designated

by ) to harder levels (designated by

and ). Take two days for the copywork

if that is more comfortable for your

child. Please adapt instructions to your

child’s individual needs. Your child should

be consistently successful at one level

before progressing to the next, regardless

of grade.

119

Lesson & Part

Lets you quickly navigate

through the book

Materials List

Shows materials needed

to complete the lesson

Margin Note

Speaks directly to the teacher

with details & teaching tips

Skills List

Shows which skills are

covered in each section

Introduces students to explorers who helped establish the first colonies in the New World through

Columbus, Jamestown, and Pilgrim units. Students need Core Resources plus items listed below.

Required Resources: Globe or the 5” RealEarth® GlobeMap for all units.

Columbus Unit

Meet Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Charades

Observation games

Bingos

States of Matter Concentration

Word Searches

Frontier or Settlement Matching

Word Scrambles

Story Element Matching

Crossword puzzles

Ocean & Continent Concentration

Old World/New World Opposites

Animal I.D.

Historical Who Am I?

Jamestown Unit

A Lion to Guard Us

Surviving Jamestown

Pilgrim Unit

Stories of the Pilgrims

Stories of the Pilgrims Answer Key

Squanto, Friend to the Pilgrims


Unit 4 - Daniel Boone

Appalachian Trail

How many states does the Appalachian Trail cross or touch?

E. Geography

Unit 4 - Daniel Boone

Date _____________

Label:

• roots

• sapwood

• leaves

• inner bark

E. Science

2

1

Sap Flow Chart

Date _____________

3 4

Check Boxes

Keeps student on target for

accomplishing daily tasks

Lettered Section

Answer:

Identifies subject

section in textbook

© Geography Matters Lesson 5, Part 1

Unit Name

Identifies one of six

corresponding Units

5

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© Geography Matters Lesson 4, Part 2

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Unit 4 - Daniel Boone

A. Copywork/Dictation

Paths of Exploration: Volume 2

Dictation

Daniel Boone, Young Hunter Tracker: page 149, paragraph 3

Date _____________

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E. Science

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I read pages 144-150 in Daniel Boone, Young Hunter and Tracker.

I participated in the discussion activity.

I completed my spelling and vocabulary activities.

I made Animal I.D. cards.

© Geography Matters Lesson 4, Part 4

Student Notebook Layout

Topic Heading

Provides subject & reference to

assignments in textbook

Unit 4 - Daniel Boone

Yellow Mud Dauber

Moves students across the frontier and introduces them to explorers who opened the way for

settlement in the Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and Trails West units. Students need the Core

Resources plus books listed below.

Required Resources:

Daniel Boone Unit

Daniel Boone, Frontiersman

Daniel Boone, Young Hunter & Tracker

1911 Boy Scout Handbook

United States History Atlas

Lewis & Clark Unit

Munford Meets Lewis & Clark

Seaman

Lewis & Clark Hands On

United States History Atlas

Yellow Jacket

Trails West Unit

Trouble for Lucy

Johnny Appleseed

Going West!

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3. Daniel Boone’s Indian name

1. The path made by Daniel for settlers to

6. Daniel Boone’s wife

follow to Kentucky

10. The salt licks in Kentucky

2. The friendly tribe of Indians living near

11. The tribe of Native Americans that the Boones in Pennsylvania

began attacking settlers in North 4. The place opened up by Daniel that

Carolina

became a state

12. The Indian tribe that helped Daniel in 5. The Indian trail followed by Daniel to

Florida

Kentucky

13. The religion of Daniel’s parents

7. The Florida city where Daniel bought

14. The river in North Carolina near where property

the Boones settled

8. The town named after Daniel

15. The state where Daniel was born 9. The name of DanielÕs father and

brother

10. The Indian chief who adopted Daniel

as his son

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These Core Resources form the foundation of reference material and nature study for lessons

throughout the year. Each item is utilized in both Volumes 1 and 2. Students will also use a

dictionary and the library or Internet.

Required Resources:

Profiles from History - Volume 1

Handbook of Nature Study

North American Wildlife Guide

Eat Your Way Around the World

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Classroom Atlas

Large U.S. & World Outline Maps


Paths of Settlement

Grades 4-6

Paths of Settlement is the second step on the Trail Guide to Learning. Key events studied

include the Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and

Westward Expansion. Learn about the accoplishments of great Americans such as George

Washington and Patrick Henry who built upon the trail blazed by brave explorers. Their

actions teach us the principles of freedom and citizenship—founding and expanding our

country, strengthening us in times of war and binding us together in times of struggle. This

full one-year course is targeted for grades 4-6, but the lessons can easily be adapted for 3rd

and 7th grades as well. A sampling of the activities and games are listed below.

Activities Games

Period Crafts

Cooking

Watercolor Painting

State Studies

Making a Wind Gauge

Making a Barometer

Making an Anemometer

Making a Weather Vane

Creating a Weather Station

Metal Punching

Paths of Settlement: Volume 2

Candle Dipping

Making 3-D Maps

Identifying Rocks

Mapping

Weaving

Period Games

Newcomer Game

Bingo

Word Searches

Word Scrambles

Paths of Settlement: Volume 1

Corn Hole

Worldview Tic-Tac-Toe

Pick-Up Sticks

Introduces students to the birthing of the United States, including the American Revolution

and the start of formal government. Students need Core Resources plus items listed below.

Required Resources: Drive Through History Discovering America’s Founders for all units.

Growing Pains Unit

Courage of Sarah Noble

Matchlock Gun

Ambush in the Wilderness

Abigail Adams

Freedom Decided Unit

The American Revolution

The Eve of Revolution

Guns for General Washington

George Washington

This volume covers the Civil War, the rebuilding of the war-torn nation, as well as westward

expansion. Students need the Core Resources plus books listed below.

Required Resources:

House Divided Unit

Robert E. Lee

Abraham Lincoln

Clara Barton

Yankee Blue or Rebel Gray

Unity Restored Unit

Klondike Gold Rush

Janie’s Freedom

Samuel F. Smith

Cowboys

Sea to Shining Sea Unit

Theodore Roosevelt

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Young Pioneer

Paths of Settlement: Core Resources

Nation Building Unit

The Cabin Faced West

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Frances Scott Key

These Core Resources form the foundation of reference material and state studies for lessons

throughout the year. Each item is utilized in both Volumes 1 and 2. Students will also use a

dictionary and the library or Internet.

Required Resources:

DK Pocket Weather

Dk Pocket Rocks and MInerals

Eat Your Way Through the USA

Profiles from History, Volume 2

U.S. History Atlas

Children’s Illustrated U.S. Atlas

Klutz Watercolor Book

Rock Study Kit

Wee Sing CD and Book U.S.

USA Activity CD

Presidents Flash Cards

U.S. PlaceMap

Large Outline Map of the U.S.

Mark-It Timeline of History


Paths of Progress

Grades 5-7

Paths of Progress is the third step on the Trail Guide to Learning. To grow as a country,

another group of leaders had to step forward during our history—scientists and inventors.

Study those who used their talents and abilities to answer questions that provided better

ways of living and working. The lives of these devoted individuals and their contributions

will be examined throughout our history, into the Industrial Revolution and the beginning

of the 20th century. Primary science focus involves Physical Science (such as energy, motion,

and work) and the economic impact of each development. Some key figures studied include

Ben Franklin, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas

Edison. This full one-year course is targeted for grades 5-7, but the lessons can easily be

adapted for 4th and 8th grades as well.

Activities Games

Learning to play a recorder

Clay sculpting

Illustrating

Classical music study

Identifying basic tools

Labs

Making a force meter

Making 3-D graphic organizers

Charting information

Mapping the human body

Paths of Progress: Volume 2

Unit Bingo

Invention Bingo

Question Quest

Word Searches

Word Scrambles

Paths of Progress: Volume 1

Who or What Am I?

Supply and Demand Games

Word-Part Concentration

You Can Find Me

Introduces students to the sacrifices and thinking skills of scientists and inventors

energizing America’s history, economy, and destiny as the land of opportunity. Students

need Core Resources plus items listed below.

Required Resources: The World of Tools and Technolog, used for all units.

Great Leaps Unit

Samuel F. B. Morse

Munford Meets Robert Fulton

Ben and Me

Making Connections Unit

Michael Faraday

Caddie Woodlawn

Expands on the importance of creativity, capitalism, and determination in building America as

a beacon of freedom to the world. Students need the Core Resources plus books listed below.

Required Resources: Human Body Basics, used for all units.

Cultivating Greatness Unit

George Washington Carver

Strawberry Girl

Success Takes Flight Unit

The Wright Brothers

Homer Price

Reach For the Stars Unit

Alan Shepard

Paths of Progress: Core Resources

Perseverance Pays Off Unit

Thomas Edison

These Core Resources form the foundation of reference material and state studies

for lessons throughout the year. Each item is utilized in both Volumes 1 and 2.

Students will also use a dictionary and the library or Internet.

Required Resources:

The Story of Inventions

The Story of Inventions Answer Key

The Story of the Orchestra with CD

Soprano Recorder

Basix Recorder book with CD

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully

Create Anything With Clay Book

Classroom Atlas of US

Profiles from History Vol. 3

The New Way Things Work

Rummy Roots


Debbie Strayer is uniquely suited to write this curriculum. The

Trail Guide to Learning series is a culmination of years of education—

experience teaching, training and consulting in the public schools,

home schooling her own children through high school, and being

mentored by Dr. Ruth Beechick. She holds both a bachelor’s and

master’s degree in education, has been an advisor to homeschool

families, and student evaluator for twenty years. She is the former

editor and co-founder of Homeschooling Today magazine, the author

of numerous books including co-author of the Learning Language

Arts Through Literature series and the editor of The Homeschool

Answer Book by Dr. Ruth Beechick. Her twenty-year friendship with

Dr. Beechick has contributed to her clear understanding about how

children think and learn and how to make the important connections

necessary to teaching all subjects together in a unified, effective, and

memorable way—all while inspiring children to delight in learning.

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Meet Christopher Columbus ............................................................. $4.99

Christopher Columbus ...................................................................... $7.99

Stories of the Pilgrims ....................................................................... $9.99

Stories of the Pilgrims Answer Key ................................................... $2.99

Squanto, Friend to the Pilgrims ......................................................... $5.99

A Lion to Guard Us ............................................................................ $4.99

Sur viving Jamestown ....................................................................... $8.95

5” RealEarth® GlobeMap ............................................................... $5.95

All 8 Volume 1 Required Resources ($51.84) ....................$46.00

Volume 2

Daniel Boone, Frontiersman .................................................. $8.99

Daniel Boone, Young Hunter & Tracker ..................................... $5.99

Munford Meets Lewis and Clark .............................................. $8.95

Sea man ............................................................................ $8.95

Trouble for Lucy .................................................................. $5.95

Johnny Appleseed ............................................................... $7.99

1911 Boy Scout Handbook ................................................... $10.95

United States History Atlas ................................................... $12.95

Lewis & Clark Hands On ....................................................... $12.95

Go ing West! ...................................................................... $12.95

All 10 Volume 2 Required Resources ($96.62) ..................$87.00

Core

Profiles from History: Volume 1 ....................................................... $16.95

Handbook of Nature Study ............................................................. $26.00

North American Wildlife Guide ....................................................... $29.95

Eat Your Way Around the World ...................................................... $14.95

Classroom Atlas .............................................................................. $12.95

Large-Scale U.S. & World Outline Maps .......................................... $4.95

All 6 Core Required Resources ($105.75)..........................$95.00

Linda Fowler is a gifted writer, a creative force making handson

activities come to life, and the organization behind making all of

the various parts of the Trail Guide to Learning series flow together

seamlessly. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications,

homeschooled her four children

for 17 years through high

school, and has developed an

unshakeable appreciation for

the power of encouragement

and the importance of teaching

thinking on every level.

She now has two married children

and is looking forward

to sharing her love of life with

grandchildren.

Paths of Exploration (Curriculum with Student Resource CD) ............... $150.00

Required Resources Optional Resources

Assessments CD .................................. $24.95

Light for the Trail CD ........................... $12.95

Student Notebook Pages (price per vol.) .. $35.00

Game Cards ........................................ $18.95

Lapbook Set (price per volume) ................ $50.00

Lapbook Set CD (includes all 6 units) ........ $60.00

Complete Bundle ($429.16) .... $375.00

(Includes Curriculum with Student Resources CD,

Required Resources, PLUS Assessments CD)


To get more connected with the Trail Guide to Learning, be sure to join our Yahoo! user group. Interact directly with the authors, as well as

other parents who are using the curriculum, to share ideas and encouragement. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LearningSeries/

Paths of Settlement (Curriculum with Student Resource CD) ................. $160.00

Required Resources Optional Resources

Volume 1

Courage of Sarah Noble .................................................................. $4.99

Matchlock Gun ............................................................................... $6.99

Ambush in the Wilderness ............................................................. $14.95

Abigail Adams ................................................................................ $7.99

The Adventures of Munford: The American Revolution ................... $8.95

Guns for General Washington ......................................................... $6.95

George Washington ......................................................................... $7.99

The Cabin Faced West ..................................................................... $6.99

Justin Morgan Had a Horse ............................................................. $5.99

Francis Scott Key ............................................................................. $7.99

The Eve of Revolution ...................................................................... $6.99

Drive Through History, America .................................................... $19.95

All 12 Volume 1 Required Resources ($106.72) .............. $96.00

Volume 2

Robert E. Lee .................................................................................... $7.99

Abraham Lincoln ............................................................................ $7.99

Clara Barton ................................................................................... $5.99

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Young Pioneer ............................................... $5.99

Janie’s Freedom .............................................................................. $4.99

Samuel F. Smith .............................................................................. $7.99

The Adventures of Munford: The Klondike Gold Rush ..................... $8.95

Theodore Roosevelt ........................................................................ $8.99

Yankee Blue or Rebel Grey ............................................................... $6.99

Good ‘Ol Cowboy Stories ............................................................... $16.99

All 10 Volume 2 Required Resources ($82.86) ................ $72.00

Core

DK Pocket Weather ......................................................................... $6.99

DK Pocket Rocks and Minerals ........................................................ $6.99

Klutz Watercolor Book .................................................................. $19.95

Wee Sing CD/Book .......................................................................... $9.99

U.S. History Atlas ........................................................................... $11.95

Children’s Illustrated US Atlas .......................................................... $9.95

Eat Your Way Through the USA ..................................................... $14.95

Profiles from History: Volume 2 ...................................................$16.95

Rock Study Kit ............................................................................... $10.95

U.S Presidents Flash Cards .............................................................. $3.99

US PlaceMap ................................................................................... $5.95

Large Outline Map of the U.S. ......................................................... $3.95

Mark-It Timeline of History ........................................................... $10.95

USA Activity CD ............................................................................... $9.95

All 14 Core Required Resources ($143.46).................... $129.00

Assessments CD .................................. $24.95

Light for the Trail CD ........................... $12.95

Student Notebook Pages (price per vol.) .. $35.00

Game Cards ........................................ $18.95

Lapbook Set (price per volume) ................ $50.00

Lapbook Set CD (includes all 6 units) ........ $60.00

Complete Bundle ($517.99) ... $435.00

(Includes Curriculum with Student Resources CD,

Required Resources, PLUS Assessments CD)


What is the big picture of the Trail Guide to Learning Series, and why is

it important to know? The first level, Paths of Exploration, shows the

role that explorers played in the opening of America. It also models

the way thoughts begin. For the explorers, as well as us, there were

always questions to ask and answer, but the beginning of skilled

observation, recording, and learning was set and a path blazed for

those who would come next.

The second level, Paths of Settlement, introduces those who came

next—the builders and settlers. These citizens and leaders came to

pursue the dream of freedom and began to build homes, communities,

towns, and states that would give that opportunity to all who

followed. As with our learning process, certain standards help us understand

what works and what to do next. This level shows the laws

of government and science that provide order to our thinking and

the way we live.

The third level, Paths of Progress, talks about those who came along

to help solve the many problems and difficulties we encountered, as

Volume 1

Samuel F. B. Morse ............................................................................ $7.99

Munford Meets Robert Fulton ........................................................... $8.95

Ben and Me ....................................................................................... $6.99

Michael Faraday ............................................................................. $10.99

Caddie Woodlawn ............................................................................ $6.99

Thomas Edison ................................................................................. $8.99

The World of Tools and Technology ............................................... $24.00

All 7 Volume 1 Required Resources ($74.90) ....................$67.00

Volume 2

George Washington Carver ................................................... $7.99

Strawberry Girl .................................................................. $5.99

Wright Brothers .................................................................. $7.99

Homer Price ....................................................................... $5.99

Alan Shepard ..................................................................... $8.99

Human Body Basics ............................................................ $15.95

All 6 Volume 2 Required Resources ($52.90) ....................$47.00

Profiles from History: Volume 3 ....................................................... $16.95

The Story of Inventions (2nd edition) ................................................ $9.99

The Story of Inventions Answer Key .................................................. $2.99

The Story of the Orchestra with CD ................................................. $19.95

Recorder ........................................................................................... $5.95

Basix Recorder book with CD .......................................................... $10.99

Create Anything With Clay .............................................................. $19.95

Classroom Atlas of US ..................................................................... $12.95

The New Way Things Work ............................................................. $35.00

Rummy Roots .................................................................................. $15.95

All 10 Core Required Resources ($150.67)......................$135.00

people and as a nation. The focus in this level is on the scientists and

inventors who devoted their time, understanding, and hopes to finding

answers for the struggles and boundaries we faced. The various

topics studied in this level show the problem-solving process, the resulting

improvements, and the way systems, such as systems in the

body, work together to create success for the whole.

The Learning Series is based on proven educational

Principles of Dr. Ruth Beechick:

Developing thinking skills are paramount; that learning different subjects

(science, history, geography, etc.) is done best in a unified and focused

manner; that stories are great teaching tools; and that language

skills need to be learned in the context of content, not as isolated subjects.

These three years of the Trail Guide to Learning Series focus on

American History. Building a preliminary sense of identity with our past

as a nation is important and enjoyable to students of this age group, as

well as in keeping with their developing thinking skills.

Paths of Progress (Curriculum with Student Resource CD) ....................... $160.00

Core

Required Resources Optional Resources

Assessments CD .................................. $24.95

Light for the Trail CD ........................... $12.95

Student Notebook Pages (price per vol.) .. $35.00

Game Cards ........................................ $18.95

Lapbook Set (price per volume) ................ $50.00

Lapbook Set CD (includes all 6 units) ........ $60.00

Complete Bundle ($438.47) .... $385.00

(Includes Curriculum with Student Resources CD,

Required Resources, PLUS Assessments CD)

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