History and Geography Resources

History and Geography resources are always discounted at Schoolhouse Publishing!

Teaching geography and history through activities and projects is one of the reasons I love these subjects!  They just lend themselves to this kind of fun!  The resources here will take your history program and help it to come alive - easily.  (Obviously none of us need to be overwhelmed with more "stuff" in this busy season of life!)  It's as easy as cooking a historic or ethnic dish, trying your hand at an art project from another country or a craft from the past.  Even easier, watch a DVD, play a game, or put together a puzzle.  Check through these resources for some fun ideas.  These also make great gift ideas (just pass your wish list on to the grandparents).  Spark your history and geography,and save money at the same time.

An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 11 pgs, 9781931397360

Included in the book are etiquette hints (as different cultures have widely differing etiquette practices), food profiles, fascinating cultural tidbits, ideas for a world travel night, food journaling opportunities, and even a passport activity (where your kids will get their "passport" stamped for each country they "visit"). 

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Paddle to the Sea
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 64 pages, 9780395292037

Paddle to the Sea is a classic, about a young Indian boy who carves a canoe that travels through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The text and pictures provide an excellent geographical and historical picture of the region. Paddle to the Sea is a wonderful addition to any home school library, and is a fun and imaginative way to learn some United States geography.  Paddle to the Sea is a Caldecott Honor Book.

 

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Softcover, 117 pgs, 9781931397346

The author, Loree' Pettit did a wonderful job of making Eat Your Way Through the USA a “friendly” book, adapting the recipes to be as simple as possible. You won’t need to make trips to specialty food stores. She even rated each recipe so you will know at a glance if it is easy or difficult. Included in the book are food profiles, cultural tidbits, food journaling opportunities, and much more. The USA book is divided into 50 states + DC (featuring a meal from each). What a fun way to homeschool - after all, you have to eat! Why not make eating an educational experience???

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The Prairie Primer
$40.00   $24.00
Softcover, 335 pgs, 9780965251136

Based on the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Prairie Primer opens a door to the 1800’s world of the homesteader on the American frontier. Discover that Pa and Caroline were married in the year Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Understand why men moved their families to the frontier. Learn how common diseases of the day had life-changing effects on even the isolated homes of the prairie. See how the U.S. government’s Indian policies affected homesteaders.

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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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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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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, 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, 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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Thomas Edison For Kids
$11.95   $7.19
Softcover, 147 pgs, 9781556525841

Thomas Edison for Kids provides a unique approach for your homeschool student to study history:  by actually doing it.  If you are studying inventors and inventions or famous Americans, why not actually tie your science in by actually having them do some of the same experiments Thomas Edison did?  It's a brilliant idea!  

This book not only provides the biography of Thomas Edison, as well as the history of his many inventions, but it also gives step by step instructions for more than 20 activities (including a dancing puppet that moves with static electricity).  

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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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