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Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to LifeSpend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life
Linda Honan
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Find out what it would have been like to spend a day in Ancient Egypt--and experience it! Make a cat statue, wear a scarab amulet, play the Senet game, design a sarcophagus, and learn to write with hieroglyphs. Activities are woven around the story of an Egyptian family; informative sidebars provide additional background information. 116 reproducible pages, softcover, indexed. Grades 8-12.
     

 
Spend the Day in Ancient Greece: Projects and  that Bring the Past to LifeSpend the Day in Ancient Greece: Projects and that Bring the Past to Life
Linda Honan
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It is over two thousand years ago in Athens, Greece, and you are invited to join a typical family as they celebrate the birthday of the goddess Athena. take a trip with twelve-year-old Alexander to see the athletes competing in the pentathlon. Work along with ten-year-old Helen as she weaves a gift for Athena. Meet their father, Philip, as he tends to sick patients, and their mother, Penelope, as she prepares for the special evening feast. Celebrate the history of ancient Greece with more than a dozen exciting activities! Write a letter using the Greek alphabet. Make a snake bracelet as a gift for a friend. Create masks to wear in your own play. Build a chariot that you can race on the sidewalks of your town! And at the end of your day, bring your family together with Alexander, Helen, Philip, and Penelope to efjoy a feast under the stars!
     

 
Spend the Day in Ancient Rome: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to LifeSpend the Day in Ancient Rome: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life
Linda Honan
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Jump back in time with these Roman activities! Visit the different areas of Roman life with your tour guides-the family of Senator Claudius Julius Falvius-as you create outfits, artifacts, architecture and other exciting elements of Roman life. Each craft includes a materials list, illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and notes on the historical background of the activity. 116 pages, softcover. Index and glossary included. Ages 8-12.
     

 
Revolutionary War DaysRevolutionary War Days
David C. King
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Discover life in America during the Revolutionary War, with dozens of exciting games, projects and recipes.
     

 
Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesPioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes
David C. King
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Discover what a year in the life of the Butler family was like as they live during the time of the American pioneers. Each page continues the story of 12-year old Sam, 9-year old Liz, and their parents as they learn about how to live on the prairie; the facing page includes a relevant craft. Learn to weave a basket, make cornhusk dolls, play marbles, make old-time lemonade, make a patchwork picture, and discover other skills from yesteryear. Sidebars feature additional historical information. 112 pages with glossary. Softcover. Ages 8-12.
     

 
Civil War DaysCivil War Days
David C. King
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Travel back to 1862 and discover the games children played and the crafts they made! Your kids will enjoy trying their own hand at making apple pandowdy, evergreen wreaths, pinecone turkeys, clay dough sculptures, potato-print wrapping paper, secret Morse code messages, and more. Sidebars feature interesting historical stories and facts about the Civil War. 98 pages, softcover from Jossey-Bass.
     

 

 

 

 
Outrageous Women of Colonial AmericaOutrageous Women of Colonial America
Mary Rodd Furbee
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Remarkable true stories of the most amazing women in U.S. history. They were passionate and fearless, outspoken and adventurous. They negotiated peace treaties, fought wars, managed businesses and plantations, and spoke out against injustice. They were entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders. These Outrageous Women of Colonial America, with their daring exploits and brave deeds, won a place in history and helped forge a new country. Deborah Samson- the fearless Mass. servant girl who disguised herself as a man and ran away to become the first female soldier in America to fight in battle. Anne Bailey-the fiery 32-year-old widow who donned her husband's buckskin jacket and took his place scouting in the wilderness. Elizabeth " Mumbet" Freeman- a slave who won her freedom in a landmark court case in the 1780's, ditched the slave name her master had given her, and inspired others to follow in her footsteps. Peggy Arnold- the bold wife of Benedict Arnold who conspired with her notorious husband and became the highest paid spy of the American Revolution.
     

 
Outrageous Women of the American FrontierOutrageous Women of the American Frontier
Mary Rodd Furbee
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Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in American history.

They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring and adventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of the wilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. They were community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. These Outrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the gritty realities of daily life - everything from starvation to shootouts - and made their mark in history!

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:

  • Charlie Parkhurst - who disguised herself as a man, drove a stagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first American woman to vote
  • Bridget "Biddy" Mason - a former slave who gained her freedom in the 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for the homeless, sick, and old
  • Gertrudis Barcelo - Santa Fes "Gambling Queen" who kept her maiden name, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win the Mexican-American War
  • Libbie Custer - wife of the famous general and a talented writer who chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her a wealthy woman

     

 
Julius Caesar: Shakespeare on the Double!Julius Caesar: Shakespeare on the Double!
William Shakespeare
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Julius Caesar is the epitome of corrupt politics, and an especially enlightening read in our modern times! Perfect for the non-Shakespeare lovers who want to still be acquainted with the Bard's work, this unique book sets the original play of Hamlet side by side with an easily understood modern translation. An introduction, synopsis, list of characters, character map, cycle of death and reflection questions also lend additional clarity. 193 pages, softcover.
     

 
Macbeth: Shakespeare on the Double!Macbeth: Shakespeare on the Double!
William Shakespeare
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Macbeth has all the ingredients of a modern day bestseller--greed, ambition, murder, mayhem, madness, politics, assassinations, hallucinations, prophecies, spells and rebellion. Potions and emotions simmer. One betrayal leads to another. This unique version places the original play side-by-sidewith an easy to understand modern translation, making Shakespeare easily accessible for all. Read the original version and look to the modern translation for particularly troublesome words, or read the modern version and glance at the original for a touch of Elizabethan authenticity. Either way, the reader is sure to enjoy this novel approach to the Bard. 178 pages, softcover.
     

 
Hamlet: Shakespeare on the Double!Hamlet: Shakespeare on the Double!
William Shakespeare
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"To be or not to be...that is the question." It's probably the most famous of all of Shakespeare's lines, but unfortunately it's also the one asked by many students in their literature class. Perfect for the non-Shakespeare lovers who want to still be acquainted with the Bard's work, this unique book sets the original play of Hamlet side by side with an easily understood modern translation. An introduction, synopsis, list of characters, character map, cycle of death and reflection questions also lend additional clarity. 257 pages, softcover.
     

 
Traditional Native American Arts & ActivitiesTraditional Native American Arts & Activities
Arlette N Braman
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This fascinating and easy-to-do book of traditional Native American art projects and activities features quotes from modern Native peoples reflecting on their history, art, and special significance of certain patterns or events, as well as historical information about many of the featured tribes. Crafts include step-by-step instructions, photographs, material lists, illustrations and background information on each one. No sacred objects are included out of respect. 120 indexed pages, softcover.
     

 
Ancient ScienceAncient Science
Jim Wiese
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Learn how the ancient civilizations of the world used tools to make their lives easier; and how early innovations led to other advancements! Filled with activities for you to try, you'll learn not only about history, but science as well. Contains references to evolution. 120 pages, softcover, index and glossary included.
     

 
Have Fun with the Presidents: Activities, Projects, and Fascinating FactsHave Fun with the Presidents: Activities, Projects, and Fascinating Facts
David C. King
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Learn about the lives and families of the U.S. Presidents with the fun collection of projects, recipes, games, puzzles, quotes and more. Learn about the times in which they lived, their greatest accomplishments and unique personalities in this hands-on exploration of past U.S. Presidents. From George Washington until George W. Bush. 124 pages, reproducible for classroom use. Softcover.
     

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