Early Modern History 1800-1865

World and Early US History literature and books are always discounted at Schoolhouse Publishing!

Early Modern History is, to me, absolutely fascinating and exciting (probably my favorite historical time period). The story of western movement, covered wagons and the Oregon Trail, the Civil War, and emancipation!  History should be like a good movie - full of suspense and excitement, wonderful lessons learned, inspiring heroes, and pointing us back to God and His sovereignty.  It is, after all, His story.  Keep your homeschool history alive and exciting with living books, classics and literature from this time period.  Spark your homeschool students' love of history and build your homeschool library while enjoying Schoolhouse Publishing's low, low prices. 

Bound for Oregon
$3.95   $2.50
Softcover, 164, 9780140383195

Bound for Oregon is based on the true story of the Todd family (written by the daughter) as they left Arkansas for the Oregon territory.  Experience the hardships of trail life: raging rivers, sickness, death, trying to beat the first snow, hunger, fear, and even birth.  This exciting story is told through the eyes of a ten year old girl.  Such a great story - and more than that, because it's true.  Your homeschooled child can "experience" the sacrifice of our country's pioneers through the pages of this book.

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An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 238 pgs, 9780060581800

Little House in the Big Woods is the 1st book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder that described life on the frontier in the middle of the 19th century. Laura and her family pack up all of their earthly belongings and travel across several states to settle on the prairie. Their adventures are exciting and even hair-raising. Facing loneliness, danger, deprivation, and loss, the Ingalls family make an incredible journey to build a new life on the frontier. Illustrated. This book makes an excellent addition to any study of US history and frontier life.

 

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Softcover, 339 pgs, 9780060581831

On The Banks of Plum Creek is the 3rd book in the classic "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is a full-color collector's edition. An award-winning story about little Laura and her family as the live in a little dugout home. My kids loved this story. You'll need this book for the third unit in "Prairie Primer," if you're using that guide. It also goes well with TruthQuest history.

 

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Softcover, 290 pgs, 9780060581848

By The Shores of Silver Lake is the 4th book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's award-winning series about life during the westward movement. Full of wonderful facts and exciting vignettes, my kids love this book! You'll need this book to complete the fourth unit in "Prairie Primer." You can also use it to further your studies in TruthQuest Age of Revolution II.

 

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LH #5 The Long Winter
$8.99   $5.39
An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 334 pgs, 9780060581855

The Long Winter is the 5th book in the classic series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This particular volume is my favorite in the series. It never ceases to amaze me how people survived as recently as when my own great grandmother was alive! An amazing story...and an award winner! If you are using "Prairie Primer," you'll need this book to complete the fifth unit. You can also use this in conjunction with TruthQuest Age of Revolution II.

 

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Softcover, 307 pgs, 9780060581862

 Little Town on the Prairie is the 6th book in the classic series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It continues to follow the Ingalls family as they move into town for a brief time. As usual, the book is exciting, detailed about life in that era, and very entertaining. 

 

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Softcover, 289 pgs, 9780060581879

These Happy Golden Years is the 7th book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This title takes a new direction as Laura is now an almost-grown-up fifteen-year-old. Imagine your children holding down the responsibilities that young Laura did at this age: she was the town's school teacher! This book also introduces the romance between Laura and her husband-to-be, Almanzo Wilder. Another award-winner, your kids will love this book. 

 

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Softcover, 134 pgs, 9780060581886

The First Four Years is the last book in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It tells the story of the first years of marriage for Laura and Almanzo, and how they establish their own little farm. Another delightful story, full of drama and interesting details. If you are doing "Prairie Primer," you'll need this book in order to complete the ninth unit.

 

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Softcover, 112 pages, 9780064406222

Skylark is the sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall. Drought - a prairie farmer's worst nightmare. Crops die, cattle have no more water, and one by one, the prairie families, destitute, pack up and head back East. But, Jacob refuses to leave. As the leaves turn brown and the river runs dry on the prairie, Sarah dreams of the lush green grasses and the blue ocean of her native Maine. When fires and drought threaten to devastate their farm, Sarah takes the children to Maine where they will be safe. A moving story, masterfully combining a moving tale with historical facts. Great living books for your homeschool. Read all the books in this series.

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Softcover, 400 pgs, 9780971412996

Story of the World, Volume 3, is written for kids in 3-6 grade, but have a wider appeal as a basic reader even for older students. Volume 3 covers early modern times from the "Elizabeth I to the 49ers." 

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Train to Somewhere
$6.95   $4.17
Softcover, 32 pgs, 9780618040315

Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .

 

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Tree in the Trail
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 64 pages, 9780395545348

Tree in the Trail - The history of the Great Plains and the Santa Fe Trail is told in text and pictures by focusing on a cottonwood tree and the events that happen around it. "The story of a cottonwood tree that watched the pageant of history on the Santa Fe Trail where it stood, a landmark to travelers and a peace-medicine tree to Indians, for over 200 years." -- Booklist

 

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