A is for Adam
Verses highlighting a word from each letter of the alphabet describe creation, the fall, Noah’s flood, and the tower of Babel, and how they fit into God’s plan for redemption through Jesus Christ, and accompany background information, suggestions for related activities, and outline versions of the illustrations for coloring.Verses for each letter describe creation and other Bible stories and accompany background information, activities, and outlines for coloring
Abraham Lincoln’s Faith
William Herdon, Lincoln’s law partner for about 18 years, said of him: “As to Mr. Lincoln’s religious views, he was, in short, an infidel….Mr. Lincoln told me a thousand time that he did not believe the Bible was the revelation of God as the Christian world contends.” One biographer records of Lincoln that “when he went to church, he went to mock and came away a mimic.”
Yet, Rev. James Smith, the pastor of the church in Springfield where Lincoln attended for over 10 years, gives a much different picture. He writes: “It is a very easy matter to prove that while I was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Mr. Lincoln did avow his belief in the divine authority and inspiration of the Scriptures.” His pastor while he was President, Dr. Gurley wrote: “I considered him sound not only on the truth of the Christian religion but on all its fundamental doctrines and teaching.”
Which of these views is right? Why the contrary views? These questions and more are answered in Abraham Lincoln’s Faith.
Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of Their Lives and Times
A rare blending of the Bible account with information from sciences, archaeology, ancient traditions and other sources. Reads as easily as a story, yet teaches actual history. Narrates from creation to Abram, encompassing the whole period usually called “prehistoric”. Charts, maps and illustrations help to give a clear picture of times and places. Gives insights into the world before the great flood and into the rebuilding of civilization afterward. Shows the sources of all pagan beliefs. Used as supplementary reading with the course above on Genesis. For the whole family.
All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other–if only he can come out of the war alive.
“The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first trank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
America’s Providential History
Even “Newsweek” now admits: “Historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our founding document.” In this enlightening book, you'll discover the remarkable evidence for this truth. Based on the assumption that all history is Providential (i.e., it reflects God's purposes) you'll learn how God's presence was evident at our nation's founding in the hearts and minds of the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Numerous illustrations, portraits, and visual aids make this book a valuable resource.
American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition)
This 1828 facsimile reprint of the first American Dictionary documents the quality of Biblical education which raised up American statesmen capable of forming our Constitutional Republic. Webster traced roots in twenty-six languages, and gives examples from classical literature and the Bible. Comprehensive introductions are presented for language and grammar. It has been described by one Christian scholar as “the greatest reprint of the twentieth century.” The added biography by Rosalie Slater, “Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education,” describes his contribution to many fields and records his conversion to Christ.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
Archimedes & the Door to Science
Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of Archimedes’ life and culture, the author discusses the man’s work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text.
Illustrated by the author.
An intuitive understanding of the things children love to know, combined with the d’Aulaire’s extraordinary artistic ability make this book on the life of one of America’s most beloved founders a perennial classic. Folk art style illustrations are enhanced with pert aphorisms from Poor Richard’s Almanac on each page. Readers will learn that Benjamin was the youngest of seventeen children “all counted” and that “it was a piece of luck that his kite experiment had not killed him.” They will also come to know the inventor whose thirst for knowledge led him to constantly seek to improve the lives of his fellow men. Readers will follow his life as a leader in the American Revolution and ambassador to both Britain and France and learn why the French hailed him as the man who “tore the lightening from the sky and the scepter from tyrants.”
Benjamin West & His Cat Grimalkin
This teacher guide for Benjamin West includes instruction on how to teach a biography using the notebook method. Historical background presents Pennsylvania, the middle colony, and William Penn and the Quakers, as well as a chronology of Benjamin West’s life. The study of Benjamin West can be combined with an artist study from the StoneBridge Art Guide and an author study of Marguerite Henry featured in A Family Program for Reading Aloud, both from the Foundation.
Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt (Leaders in Action)
This volume in the Leaders in Action series presents the life of Teddy Roosevelt: adventurer, journalist, rancher, legislator, governor, vice president and president of the United States, and an inspiration to people of his own time and of ours.
Carry Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Student Notebook Packet
Now, a packet of notebook pages designed for each student! Age-appropriate activities and learning organizers engage and invite each student into a rich understanding of this award-wining biography.
Christian History of the Constitution
Verna Hall’s classic compilation of America’s establishment as the world’s first Christian Constitutional Republic restored to us the Providential approach to history and government. From this major volume springs the documentation of the Hand of God in the history of men and nations. The Christian idea of man and government traveled westward to America to appear as our American Constitutional Republic.
As is their custom, the d’Aulaires have thoroughly researched their subject in order to provide the most historically accurate account of the life of the man Samuel Eliot Morrison called “the greatest mariner that ever lived.” In their pursuit, the d’Aulaires traveled to Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean Islands to research original documents on the life of Columbus. Their text reflects many little- known facts not generally included in the typical biographies of Columbus. Readers will learn that it was the saga of Leif Erickson that was one of the inspirations for Columbus’s voyage to the East. They will also learn that Columbus was such a skilled astronomer that he knew the exact date when the next eclipse of the moon was and used that knowledge to his advantage. They will also learn that though “Columbus was a great man, he was not a modest man. He wanted too much, and so he did not get enough” (54). This book is lavishly illustrated with the d’Aulaire’s detailed lithographs in four colors. 54pg
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Dance, Sing, Remember: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays
Do you know what holiday to sound the shofar for? Or when to build a sukkah?
Now you can learn, in this celebration of eleven Jewish holidays, from Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Shavuot, the accepting of the Torah. There’s even a section on Shabbat, the Sabbath. The meaning and story behind each holiday are explained. There are also activities, music, and recipes for adults and children to work on together.
Leslie Kimmelman has created a timeless Jewish treasury, and Ora Eitan’s rich, stylized art perfectly captures the mood of each celebration.
Open the pages and discover that a whole year of Jewish holidays is beginning!
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
Eric’s refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God’s promise, “He who honors Me, I will honor.”
Years later, Eric Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His characterm, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.
Ezra and Nehemiah: Within the Palace Gates
Anna Siviter, by weaving the rich tapestry of the ancient Persian court as a backdrop for the story of Artaxerxes’ noble cup bearer, allows us to grasp the deep significance of Nehemiah’s devotion to God, to Jerusalem and to his people.
Famous Men of Ancient Greece
The history of Greece is taught chronologically, as students read short biographical sketches outlining the lives of important figures.
The selections begin with the Greek creation and flood stories, then continue with legendary figures like Perseus, Hercules, and Jason. Then come the leaders of the Trojan War: Agamemnon, Achilles, & Odysseus. The lawgivers of the Greek cities (Lycurgus, Draco, & Solon) are profiled and the leaders who led the defense of Greece against the Persian invasion are covered (Miltiades, Leonidas, & Themistocles).
The second half of the book covers the Greek classical period (Pericles, Alcibiades, & Socrates) and finally, the age of Alexander the Great (Demosthenes, Aristotle, & Ptolemy).
Your fourth or fifth graders should be able to enjoy it independently,older students can read it as well and not feel like they have been given something that is “babyish.”
The text includes a new preface by Rob & Cyndy Shearer, as well as an essay for Christian parents titled, “What to do about Mythology?”
Note: The Greenleaf Press edition is NOT identical to the 1904 edition, or to the editions reprinted by other publishers. It has been edited, updated, and supplemented with additional material.
Famous Men of the Middle Ages
with five new chapters by Rob Shearer edited and updated by Rob and Cyndy Shearer The stories begin with the Germanic chiefs: Alaric, Genseric, and Theodoric. Then come stories of the famous kings of the Franks: Clovis, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne. The second half of the book includes Justinian, Mohammed, William the Conqueror, Frederick Barbarossa, Marco Polo, and Joan of Arc. The stories of many of these figures can’t be found for children anywhere else. Don’t just show children pictures of castles; let them read the stories of those who built them and lived in them. Exclusive to the Greenleaf Press version of this classic – Five new chapters written by Rob Shearer on Augustine of Hippo, Patrick of Ireland, Benedict and Gregory, Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV, and Francis and Dominic. Note: Although other editions may have copied these chapter titles (and borrowed heavily from Rob’s text), only the Greenleaf Press edition has the original chapters written by Rob.
Forty Acres & Maybe A Mule
Winner of the 1999 Scott O’Dell Award
A Notable Children’s Book in the Field of Social Studies
Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself.
Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom (Childhood of Famous Americans)
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies — easily read by children of eight and up — today’s youngster is swept right into history.
From Sea to Shining Sea for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787-1837
Reexamines the history of the United States of America