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Civitos Card Game

Look around the table: each player is a country, desperate for leadership. How will you rule?

Civitos is a fun and educational hand-management card game that teaches students about forms of government around the world: democracy, monarchy, theocracy, communism, republic, plutocracy, military, and anarchy. Each form has special features that will help or hinder your goals. The goal of the game is to have the fewest points at the end of the game; you accumulate points from the cards in your hand when players go out.

Flip a card from the draw pile to determine which form of government starts the game. The dealer gets a Leadership card for that government. Players go around and can only play cards matching that style of government—unless the form of government changes through a Government Change card (like Revolution or Civil War) or a card with a matching number. When the form of government is changed, the new leader is selected according to the “Rise to Power” section on the new government’s leader card.

30 minutes. 2-12 players. Ages 10+.

Contains: 12 oversized leadership cards, 228 playing cards, blank do-it-yourself cards

Young Scholar's Guides

  1. A Young Scholar's Guide to Poetry (with Digital Download  Code)
    A Young Scholar's Guide to Poetry (with Digital Download Code)
    Maggie Hogan, Melissa Criag, Dr. Hannah Eagleson
    Bright Ideas Press / 2017 / Hardcover
    $38.99 Retail: $46.95 Save 17% ($7.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW427490

A Young Scholar's Guide to Poetry from Bright Ideas Press is a full-year poetry curriculum that will help parents and students explore the beautiful world of poetry. Poetry provides many benefits - it opens the doors to cultural literacy, offers a unique way to express emotions, connects us with great authors from the past, and of course offers a window into the poetry and poetic imagery found in the Bible.

Three units are included in this student textbook: Structure, Genre, and Language. Within these units, poetic devices such as internal rhyme, metaphor, ballads, and sonnets are discussed; for each concept, a poet is studied whose work exemplifies that technique. At the end of each unit a "genre wrap-up" reviews all devices learned in the unit and a "poet craft lesson" guides students through using some of the concepts they've learned as they learn to write their own poetry. Students are also encouraged to keep an interactive record of the poems they encounter in the form of either puzzle poem cards or a poetry journal.

This text includes a link and password to access the digital companion guide for this course, where parents will find student review questions for each lesson; each student review set features 10 questions that cover poet biographies and poetic devices. This digital companion also includes student review and lesson exercise answers, coloring pages, timeline templates, game templates, a reproducible lesson text work space, suggested resources, and more.

32 weekly lessons total. Suggested schedule is organized around three-days-per-week. Glossary and list of suggested resources included. 255 pages, hardcover, non-consumable. Grades 9-12.

  1. A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers CD-Rom Book
    A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers CD-Rom Book
    Melissa E. Craig, Maggie S. Hogan
    Bright Ideas Press / 2009 / Compact disc
    $26.49 Retail: $29.95 Save 12% ($3.46)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW627065

The great works of music remain with us to this day; learn about the men and women who composed them, the times they lived in, and the music they created with this all-in-one CD-ROM study! Looking at the character and testimony of both Christian and non-Christian composers, students will discover the life stories of 26 composers who lived during 6 different eras of music. 32 weekly, chronological lessons are included, and a comparative timeline, maps, info-cards, game, note-taking pages, quizzes & answer keys, listening suggestions, coloring pages, and resource books are all provided in this handy source. Grades 4-8; 1 CD-ROM.

  1. Creation to the Resurrection, Volume  1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series
    Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $36.89 Retail: $49.95 Save 26% ($13.06)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 57 Reviews
  2. The Mystery Of History, Volume 2:  The Early Church and  the Middle Ages
    The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $36.89 Retail: $49.95 Save 26% ($13.06)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 31 Reviews
  3. The Renaissance, Reformation, and  Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Student Reader, Volume 3
    The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Student Reader, Volume 3
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2008 / Hardcover
    $43.89 Retail: $59.95 Save 27% ($16.06)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
  4. The Mystery of History Volume 4:  Wars of Independence to Modern Times
    The Mystery of History Volume 4: Wars of Independence to Modern Times
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2014 / Hardcover
    $53.89 Retail: $74.95 Save 28% ($21.06)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews

From Leif Ericson to early 19th-century culture, this engaging overview brings America's history to life in 32 weekly lessons in two volumes. 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 while the accompanying activity book offers multisensory reviews, unit wrap-ups, map work, and more. The teacher's guide provides scope and sequence, answer keys, games, activities, and more. Grades 5 to 8. One hardcover and two softcovers.

  1. Christian Kids Explore Creation  Science--Book and CD-ROM
    Christian Kids Explore Creation Science--Book and CD-ROM
    Robert W. Ridlon Jr., Elizabeth J. Ridlon
    Bright Ideas Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $31.99 Retail: $39.95 Save 20% ($7.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
  2. Christian Kids Explore Biology
    Christian Kids Explore Biology
    Stephanie L. Redmond
    Bright Ideas Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $29.99 Retail: $34.95 Save 14% ($4.96)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
  3. Christian Kids Explore Chemistry,  Second Edition
    Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, Second Edition
    Robert W. Ridlon Jr., Elizabeth J. Ridlon
    Bright Ideas Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $31.99 Retail: $39.95 Save 20% ($7.96)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  4. Christian Kids Explore Physics,  Second Edition--Book and CD-ROM
    Christian Kids Explore Physics, Second Edition--Book and CD-ROM
    Robert W. Ridlon Jr., Elizabeth J. Ridlon
    Bright Ideas Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $31.99 Retail: $39.95 Save 20% ($7.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
  1. WonderMaps on CD-ROM (2017 Enhanced  Update)
    WonderMaps on CD-ROM (2017 Enhanced Update)
    Bright Ideas Press / 2017 / Compact disc
    $45.99 Retail: $49.95 Save 8% ($3.96)
  2. Hands-On Geography: Easy & Fun  Activities for Exploring God's World
    Hands-On Geography: Easy & Fun Activities for Exploring God's World
    Maggie Hogan, Janice Baker
    Bright Ideas Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 20% ($2.96)
  3. North Star Geography
    North Star Geography
    Tyler H. Hogan
    Bright Ideas Press / Other
    $51.89 Retail: $69.95 Save 26% ($18.06)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews

This multi-dimensional notebooking tool can be used in a myriad of ways! Write up a recipe, draw some pictures with accompanying text or create some maps on the journal pages; fill in the names on the timeline, fill in the states or countries on the maps, log your activities, chart presidents, currency, quotes, vocabulary, questions and more. Grades K-12.

Additional Resources

  1. Gifted Children at Home: A Practical  Guide
    Gifted Children at Home: A Practical Guide
    Janice Baker, Kathleen Julicher, Maggie Hogan
    Bright Ideas Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $24.95 Save 20% ($4.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews