BJU Heritage Studies: The American Republic Grade 8 Homeschool Kit Third Edition

The American Republic provides your student with a survey of the history and heritage of the United States from Christian worldview. Emphasizing God's work through American history, and emphasizing traditional American values such as liberty (when for the Christian Good), individualism, equality, and growth (described as achieving goals such as gaining wealth, buying property, changing the environment, enjoying new experiences, and following the Creation Mandate), the red, white, & blue emblazoned upon the cover serves as an excellent indicator of its content. Section quizzes help students remember what they've learned throughout the chapter, and chapter review features critical thinking & review questions, as well as a list of people, places, and things to remember. 

The student activity book features a variety of exercises that include critical thinking and comprehension activities. 

This kit includes:

  • The American Republic Student Text
  • The American Republic Teacher's Edition
  • The American Republic Student Activities
  • The American Republic Student Activities Teacher's Edition
  • The American Republic Tests 
  • The American Republic Tests Answer Key

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Lifepac U.S. History, Grade 8, Complete Set

The LIFEPAC U.S. History complete set contains all 10 student workbooks for a full year of study plus the comprehensive Teacher's Guide.

Topics covered include:

  • European Backgrounds 
  • The Colonization of America 
  • War of Independence 
  • Uniting the 13 Colonies 
  • The Westward Movement 
  • The Civil War 
  • The Industrial Nation 
  • A World Power 
  • The Changing World 
  • United States Review

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AMERICA'S PROVIDENTIAL HISTORY, THIRD EDITION

Washington remarked that one could "trace the finger of Providence through those...events" of framing the Constitution. From the first preaching of the Gospel in Israel across the west to Europe and America, America's Providential History defends the idea of the Westward Chain of Christianity, explaining how America was ripe for "cultured Indo-Europeans". From this perspective, the authors trace the hand of God throughout the founding and establishment of America. Quotes from historical figures, black and white art reproductions, biblical excerpts, and sermons bring a rich flavor to the text. 293 pages, indexed, softcover. This 3rd Edition features updated statistics.

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America's Providential History (Including Biblical Principles of Education, Government, Politics, Economics, and Family Life)


SHORT LESSONS IN WORLD HISTORY, FOURTH EDITION

From Sumner to the high gas prices of 2005, this collection of 87 lessons feature engaging text, time lines, maps, pre-reading questions, quizzes, activities, puzzles, and mini-biographies to dramatize critical events and places over the last 7,000 years. Newly introduced words are bolded and defined in the margins for easy vocabulary building, while "critical thinking" boxes throughout the lessons provide a point for students to stop, think, and apply what they've learned. The perfect add-on to a traditional world history course, or may be used as a complete program. A glossary and answer key for the puzzles/assessments are included. Grades 6-9. 204 pages, softcover. 

Units include: 

  • The First Civilized People 
  • Greece and Rome 
  • Empires and Civilizations Around the World 
  • The Middle Ages 
  • Europe's Power Grows Greater 
  • The Industrial Revolution 
  • Empire Building and War 
  • War Was Not a Solution 
  • Communism and the Cold War 
  • The Middle East 
  • Africa 
  • Asia 
  • Europe and the Former Soviet Union 
  • The Americas and Today's World Grades 6-9. 204 pages, softcover. Answer key included.

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DRIVE THRU HISTORY DVD SERIES, 8 VOLUMES

It's full throttle in reverse when you and your family join Dave Stotts on his fast-paced, entertaining, and informative joy rides through ancient and early American history. Filled with live footage, dramatized scenes, modern graphics, Scripture readings, fun, and faith-filled commentary, these virtual vacations are perfect for ages 12 and up. Eight DVDs, three 30-minute episodes each. Closed-captioned.

This video uses primarily (but not exclusively) the NIV translation.

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Drive Thru History America: Foundations of Character

One thing many of our nation's founders shared was a Christian worldview. Teach your students how beliefs influence actions, as demonstrated by Noah Webster, George Washington, Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others. This 9-unit DVD-based cross-curricular supplement incorporates history, government, citizenship, culture, science, social studies, and technology. Features 10-minute "teaser" segments that introduce each lesson; and reproducible work sheets. 128 pages, softcover with DVD-ROM from Tyndale. Grades 6-12. 

This kit includes: Nine video sessions with teacher's guide on DVD. Student textbook included.

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A HISTORY OF US, 11 VOLUMES: THIRD EDITION

Discover why so many teens and tweens are having fun reading American history! "Most history books are boring, but your book kept me on the edge of my chair," says one thrilled sixth grader. Updated and packed with compelling photographs, instructive maps, and vivid storytelling, Hakim's series breathes life into the heroes, villains, and adventures that make up our past. (Not written from a Christian perspective.) Softcovers, from Oxford University. Book volumes are sold separately.

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CREATION TO THE RESURRECTION, SECOND EDITION, VOLUME 1: THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY SERIES

The Mystery of History Volume 1 is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see God's hand throughout history...and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies, integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time. Covering creation to the resurrection, students will learn about famous biblical characters, ancient peoples, and well-known men such as Aesop, Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, Emperor Asoka, Herodotus, Caesar, Hannibal, and Herod. 

Arranged by quarters and weeks, each quarter begins with an "Around the World" summary of events to introduce the time period; lessons progress chronologically with each week having 3 lessons, a pretest, review, and exercise or quiz. The 108 lessons will take a year to complete if you follow a traditional 36 week school year. 

Activities are broken down by age group and reinforce the material just learned through fun ideas that engage all learning styles; they're based upon the classical grammar/logic/rhetoric stages. Review exercises cover the timeline and map work exercises; quizzes are cumulative reviews that go over material from the very beginning of the course; the semester-long tests are similar (though longer), covering materials from 2 quarters (one major time period). Quarter-end worksheets help students synthesize what they've learned and keep everyone straight! Suggested Schedules for different age groups are included, as well as plenty of reproducibles. Line-listed answers included. 636 pages, activity pages reproducible, softcover, three-hole-punched and perforated pages. Grades 4-8, but adaptable for the family. 

This second edition features the following updates & improvements:

  • Over 140 new pages that enrich the lessons; broaden the scholarship level of the text; develop new activities; enhance the mapping exercises; and simplify the timeline directions. 
  • The Table of Contents has not changed, but has been improved with better chronological detail, based on the work of James Ussher. 
  • The layout has been changed to a cleaner, more-readable style, and features upgraded artistry, photos, font, and cover; an expanded reading list; Answer Key maps for all the mapping exercises; a pronunciation guide; a Bible reading list; and more.

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Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series

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THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME 2: THE EARLY CHURCH AND THE MIDDLE AGES

Your students will discover how God continually reveals himself in this big-picture look at world events from Pentecost to the printing press. User-friendly format features lively text, quizzes and tests, reviews, projects and activities, timeline and mapping assignments, answer keys, reproducible student pages, and more. It's classical, chronological---and complete! Grades 4 to 8. 704 pages, softcover.

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THE RENAISSANCE, REFORMATION, AND GROWTH OF NATIONS (1455-1707) STUDENT READER, VOLUME 3: THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY SERIES

The years of the Renaissance and Reformation were years of growth and change for both the world and the church. The Mystery of History, Volume III presents the years 1461-1707 through Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major cultural and historical events, alongside events in the history of Christianity. Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied using a Classical approach, with an emphasis on reading, writing, research and hands-on activities. 464 pages, full color illustrations. The Mystery of History Volume 3 Companion Guide Guide includes the activities, quizzes, tests, reproducible maps, teacher information, book lists, and everything else that is not the lesson.

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THE EXPLORERS TO THE JACKSONIANS, VOLUME 1: ALL AMERICAN HISTORY

From Leif Ericson to early 19th-century culture, this engaging overview brings America's history to life in 32 weekly lessons. Students explore historic events, the atmosphere surrounding them, and their impact on the country's future. The student reader features inviting text and hundreds of images and maps. The activity book offers multisensory reviews, unit wrap-ups, map work, and more. And the teacher's guide provides scope and sequence, answer keys, games, activities, and more. Grades 5 to 8. One hardcover and two softcovers.

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Early American and World History

This is the one so many of you have been waiting for! Rea's eighth guide features several of our Genevieve Foster titles as the foundation for this rich study. Books by other Newbery Award winning authors are also used, including James Daugherty, Esther Forbes and Jean Lee Latham. This comprehensive study, beginning in the 15th century and stretching to the U.S. Civil War will be a memorable and insightful experience. As with other advanced Beautiful Feet guides, teacher notes are included. Designed as a one-year course for Grades 7-9. On Christianbook, there is a list of books (linked) needed for this study guide.

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Lifepac Select: Geography

LIFEPAC Select subjects contain 5 LIFEPACs from the core subject and also include a comprehensive Teacher's Guide to tie them all together. Appropriate for grades 7-12. Can be used as an elective, unit study, remedial course, or summer school.

Topics covered include:

  • What Is Geography 
  • History and Geography of Our States 
  • The Earth and Man 
  • Regions of the World 
  • The Tools of the Geographer

Covers may vary.

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DAVID SMITH'S MAPPING THE WORLD BY HEART: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO LEARNING GEOGRAPHY

Designed for grades 5-12, Mapping the World by Heart includes a set of maps and a comprehensive teacher's guide that makes it easy to integrate lessons and activities into any class's existing curriculum. Combining memorization with the real use of knowledge, practice, mnemonics, large and small group activities, and games, Mapping the World by Heart inspires students to study - and love - geography.

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THE ULTIMATE GEOGRAPHY AND TIMELINE GUIDE--BOOK AND CD-ROM

Unlike boring "find it & name it" lessons, this resource combines fun-filled activities, games, and projects---from wearing it, to collecting it, to eating it! You get a complete, innovative K to 12 geography curriculum incorporating history, science, math, and literature---plus a bonus CD-ROM with reproducible maps, timelines, student workbook pages, and more. 353 pages, softcover with CD-ROM from GeoCreations.

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THE NOAH PLAN HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM GUIDE

When history is presented as His story rather than just an account of man's achievements, studying provides children with a greater understanding of God's nature and character. This curriculum offers practical step-by-step instruction with a biblical worldview. Lesson plans are spelled out in great detail for grades K through 12, progressing from two 20-minute periods a week to five 50-minute periods a week. 353 pages, softcover.

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The Noah Plan History and Geography Curriculum Guide: The Principle Approach, Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade


Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book, 3rd Edition

Perfect for any homeschool geography project, this book of completely customizable maps gives your students the space to write in capitals, bodies of waters, major population cities, terrain, elevation and more! Outline maps, shaded relief maps, and maps covering continents, regions, countries, the 50 U.S. states, and Canadian territories and provinces are included. Perfect for reinforcing all your homeschool history, social studies and unit study lessons! Over 130 maps included. 136 pages; reproducible for families, co-op class teachers, or single classrooms. 8.5" x 11". 3rd Edition.

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Hands-On Geography: Easy & Fun Activities for Exploring God's World

Geography is more than maps---and the world is more than continents and countries. These multi-grade projects provide an in-depth look at the world around us from a Christian perspective. Whether creating their own country notebook or studying about missionaries, your students will learn how geography affects economics, politics, science, religion, and cultures. Includes resource lists and reproducible work sheets and maps. 142 pages, softcover.

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The Geography Bee

Here's the real buzz on everything your fourth through eighth graders need to know to prepare for this National Geographic challenge! Includes important rules; advice for parents and teachers; the best strategies; common pitfalls; proven study techniques; hundreds of facts, questions, and answers about physical, political, economic, and cultural geography, as well as current events---plus a reminder to have fun! 365 pages, softcover from Prima.

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Geography, Level 1, Daily Warm Ups

Help your students get their geography bearings fast with these bite-sized class-time openers! Introduce an attention-grabbing topic before diving into daily lessons---or turn downtime into valuable learning opportunities while bolstering critical-thinking skills. Easy to use and reproducible, they're also great for extra credit or preparing for standardized tests. Answer key included. Grades 5 and up. 184 pages, softcover.

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Where Is It? World Geography Fun for Middle School

This variety of engaging activities will hold your students' interest while providing the repetition of vital information they need for developing a real grasp of world geography.

The book includes eight units arranged by continent or region. Use the self-contained student pages to introduce one region at a time, or choose pages from several units to teach a specific topic such as latitude and longitude.

Each unit has a pretest that students can go through on their own before consulting a map or atlas to check their answers.

Each unit also includes: 

  • a self-checking crossword puzzle that reviews political features 
  • a self-checking hidden-phrase puzzles that reviews physical features 
  • a study page that gives students practice in using scales of distance and direction to locate given features 
  • a study page in which students use latitude and longitude to locate given features 
  • a final review in which students find 20 geographic features on a map and then write clues for locating them

In addition, you get an overall world review as well as a generous selection of quiz questions for each region. Teaching suggestions and answer keys are included. Grades 6-8.

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