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    My avatar was taken as I held a birthday cake for all 3 of my grandkids, 1st birthday of the youngest one, 2006

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    Started homeschooling a 10th grader in 2002; added a 3rd grader in 2004
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    Minnesota - Twin Cities area
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    Ahhh books. And family - photo is a great day celebrating the birthdays of 3 grandkids
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    Homeschool mom, wife & helpmeet to ill husband, part-time tutor, and some website maintenance

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    (1) $40 - IMPOSSIBLE: PHYSICS BEYOND THE EDGE (photos 1 & 2) Taught by Prof. Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College The Great Courses from The Teaching Company Complete set: 1. Part 1, 12 lectures (2 DVDs in case) 2. Part 2, 12 lectures (2 DVDs in case) 3. Course Guidebook for parts 1 & 2 We bought this new and used it for part of a homeschool credit in Physical Science Sample video can be viewed here: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/impossible-physics-beyond-the-edge.html (2) $60 - CHEMISTRY 2ND EDITION (photo 3) Taught by Prof. Frank Cardulla, Niles North High School The Great Courses from The Teaching Company Complete set: 1. Part 1, 12 lectures (2 DVDs in case) 2. Part 2, 12 lectures (2 DVDs in case) 3. Part 3, 12 lectures (2 DVDs in case) 4. Study Workbook - for each lecture, there is an outline, questions, and answers We bought this new to supplement homeschool high school Chemistry, but didn't end up using it. It is like new, although I may have previewed some of it. Sample video can be viewed here: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/high-school/high-school-level-chemistry-2nd-edition.html SHIPPING: Add $5 for shipping one set; I will pay for shipping if you get both sets. Shipping is via Media Mail to 48 states, which includes a tracking number. Your address must be correct, as there is no forwarding or return delivery included in Media Mail. I can scan the receipt showing package was indeed shipped, and I will refund if I have overlooked anything, but any other insurance is buyer's option (2.10 for $50, 2.65 for $100).

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    All 8 for $30 ppd These are some of the foundational books, written by some of the trailblazers of homeschooling. I don't see writing or highlighting in any of them. 1. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, by Debra Bell, forward by Michael Farris of HSLDA, Apologia Press, 2009 2. The Educated Child, A Parent's Guide from Preschool through 8th Grade, by William J. Bennett, hardcover, 1999 3. HotHouse Transplant, Moving from Homeschool into the "Real World," stories collected by Matthew Duffy, 1997 4. Real Lives, eleven teenagers who don't go to school, by Grace Llewellyn, 1993 5. School-Proof, How to help your family beat the system and learn to love learning the easy, natural way, by Mary Pride, 1991 6. Home Schooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles, by Paul and Gena Suarez, 2006 7. The Homeschool Journey, Windows into the Heart of a Learning Family, by Susan and Michael Card, 1997 8. Getting Started on Home Learning: How and Why to Teach your kids at Home, by Rebecca Rupp, 1999 SHIPPING: Postage is via Media Mail to 48 states, which includes a tracking number. Your address must be correct, as there is no forwarding or return delivery included in Media Mail. I can scan the receipt showing package was indeed shipped, and I will refund if I have overlooked anything, but any other insurance is buyer's option (2.10 for $50).

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    Book Basket for world geography and cultures study, such as Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC) from My Father's World 30 softcovers - These tend to be toward grades 4-8, with more words or more advanced topics. PPD = postage paid via Media Mail to 48 states, which includes a tracking number Your address must be correct, as return delivery is not included. Any form of payment is fine, but some will take longer. $52 – which is an average of $1.50 per book and includes $7 media mail shipping (10 pounds) All are in used-but-still-nice condition unless noted. (* recommended specifically by MFW; the other books relate to geography topics studied but are not specifically listed – my manual says in bold, "you do not need to locate these exact books") The first group is from Highlights’ Top Secret series Guide to Canada Guide to Brazil Guide to France, this one is wavy from probable water in the past Guide to Kenya Guide to Japan Guide to Russia Guide to Australia Nature Walks/Forests: Woods Walk, Peepers, porcupines, & exploding puffballs! What you’ll see, hear, & smell when exploring the woods, by Art & Robbins General: General: The Usborne Internet-Linked Children’s World Cookbook General: Zoom, Istvan Banyai, wordless book that zooms out further and further Mexico: A to Z Mexico, by Fontes *Deserts: Desert Giant, The world of the saguaro cactus, by Barbara Bash Deserts: I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold At Night, and other questions about deserts, Kingfisher book Deserts: America’s Deserts, Guide to Plants and Animals, Marianne D Wallace, cover has a small corner bend that isn’t really noticeable Deserts: The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents, The definitive practical guide to cultivation, propagation, and display, Terry Hewitt, DK large format, 176 pages *Canada: The Kids Book of Canada, by Barbara Greenwood Brazil: Brazil, Elizabeth Weitzman, Lerner Country Explorers series *Rainforests: A Walk in the Rain Forest, by Rebecca L Johnson *Germany: Rumpelstiltskin, Paul O Zalinsky *Africa: A Country Far Away, by Gray & Dupasquier Africa: Rhinos, Zoobooks educational magazine (no advertisements) Africa: Water Hole, Around the clock with animals of the grassland, DK 24 Hours series *China: Grandfather Tang’s Story, A tale told with tangrams, by Ann Tompert Japan: Origami Greeting Cards, A guide to making unique, attractive cards for any occasion, Isamu Asahi Oceans: Whales and Dolphins, Usborne Discovery, Internet-Linked Mountains: Above the Treeline, Ann Cooper, Denver Museum of Natural History Russia: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, A Russian Tale, Arthur Ransom Russia: The Kingfisher Book of Tales from Russia, James Mayhew Arctic: Arctic Explorer, The story of Matthew Henson (African-American assistant to Robert Peary in 1909), Jeri Ferris *Australia: Koalas & Other Australian Animals, Zoobooks educational magazine (no advertisements)

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    US History - this group focuses on the younger elementary kids 19 Full-sized softcovers $44 ppd which is an average of $2 per book and includes $6 shipping (8 pounds) Books are in used-but-still-nice condition, unless noted. (* recommended specifically by My Father's world, MFW; the other books relate to topics studied in Adventures but are not specifically listed – my manual says in bold, "you do not need to locate these exact books"; most rec. bks are also in EX1850/1850MOD) The Flag We Love, by Pam Munoz Ryan (includes pledge of allegiance) If You Lived With… the Sioux Indians, by Ann McGovern Colors of the Navajo, by Emily Abbink Kachi, A Hopi Girl, historical paper doll book to read, color and cut, by Jan Mike ­­­­*On the Mayflower, Voyage of the ship’s apprentice & a passenger girl, by Kate Waters *If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, by Ann McGovern *The Pilgrims of Plimoth, by Marcia Sewell, has a dedication inside *If You Lived in Colonial Times, by Ann McGovern *The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, by James Cross Giblin, oversized George Washington, Young Leader, by Laurence Santrey, coffee rings on back and generally has bends *Paul Revere’s Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Audubon’s Birds of America Coloring Book, by Paul E Kennedy, Dover, includes samples to follow inside covers *NH: Ox-Cart Man, by Donald Hall, Caldecott medal *A New Coat For Anna, by Harriet Ziefert (1940s, sheep) *OH: Johnny Appleseed, A poem by Reeve Lindbergh *ME: Blueberries For Sal, by Robert McCloskey, Caldecott Honor, scholastic edition WI: My Little House Cookbook, My First Little House Books, a few minor bends OR: Apples to Oregon, Being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains, by Hopkinson & Carpenter, Scholastic version, large writing inside cover *ND: Dakota Dugout, by Ann Turner, Reading Rainbow selection Willing to take out the paperdolls (#4) and coloring book (#12) if you have boys or otherwise have kids not into those. Total would then be $40 for 17 books. PPD = postage paid via Media Mail to 48 states, which includes a tracking number Your address must be correct, as return delivery is not included. Any form of payment is fine, but some will take longer. (My paypal is this same email.)

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  5. I've had 2 kids who had trouble being high schoolers, and the results were different, but they are both doing fine as adults. In some ways, I think high schoolers are ready to move on, to feel like they are contributing to the world; being in a holding pattern controlled by adults around them is counter-intuitive. In other words, I sympathize. However, I was an oldest child, so I said, just tell me what I need to do to get out of here, I did it, I graduated early, and I moved on; my oldest was similarly bent. The middle and youngest were not so willing to "just do it." For them, I adjusted and adjusted, and in the end my minimal standards were very minimal. I didn't feel I was compromising on my word, because I made the kids aware of what an excellent transcript would look like, and how I had been shooting for a great experience moving into adulthood which would fit nicely into their gifts and preferences. Then I explained the potential effects if we gave up on those goals and chose a lesser transcript. When that seemed to be their choice, I outlined options about that transcript. Outside activities could become credits (if named honestly) rather than quality extra-curriculars. Some classes could be pass/fail or repeated. Extra credit could be earned and either boost GPA or boost the number of credits. I gave 0.25 credits for some things that were only partially done. As others have mentioned, there are all kinds of things done in the public school system, as well. There is an ideal, and then there is the reality that all kids aren't all staying on the same assembly-line. My kids have known kids who went into adulthood in lousy situations - some seem to be there to stay, some have pulled themselves out very nicely, at least one committed suicide. There are worse things in life than a lousy transcript. Today, my dd still hasn't finished my minimum requirement of one book per year for English, but she could and I would award her a diploma at any age. Meanwhile she's gradually become an excellent mom and has supported herself as a waitress and weathered the challenges of trying to live very cheaply. The other received a diploma from me, although less than his potential, then dove into a year of sweat labor, until he realized that the men there were still doing the same thing in their 40s. He is in college now :) He is still maturing but is taking care of everything himself in another state. When I see my homeschooled kids conversing with others their age, I am confident they were educated. I am at peace with that. And honestly, colleges will look at your son's great SAT score and may never even read his transcript. Colleges compete with one another by posting high test score averages, not transcript details. Your son may have to pay for high school level courses in college, which may annoy him. He may not get into elite schools that he might have qualified for. But he may find the perfect niche for him, nonetheless. Best wishes on agonizing through this. I've definitely been there. Julie
  6. That first sentence seems off to me. As a non-theater major reading it, I first wondered if all she did was attend a play. If you shorten the description as others have suggested, I'd give that first sentence more "education-ese."
  7. We did a strange block schedule for ds's last semester of high school. He was going through a difficult phase and had done only DE for first semester, then for his last semester at home he insisted he just work on one class at a time, until it was finished. And it worked for him (for the one semester, at least). I'd say he learned far more than he had when he paid partial attention to 6 different classes each day. He really concentrated when it was just one class all day. I was surprised. But I agree with the others that the week in between might be too long. I don't think it would've worked for my ds to work all of one day and then not come back to the material again for a week. Seems like a lot of time would be spent on review? Maybe if it was a class that could be separated into units done discretely? Julie
  8. We enjoyed making our announcement. We must have sent out 50 or more, including ds's friends. Friends exchanged grad photos of one kind or another - ds's announcement was his grad photo. We created a 5x7 announcement at Walgreens, with several pix taken by a friend plus a childhood photo for a cute comparison. The Walgreens announcement had the year and a "graduate" banner already on it, so we just added his name, the name of our school, and a little fun because ds likes fun: Received Every Award (in a class of 1 student) For those whom I worried about appearances, as far as asking for gifts, I placed a sticky note on the announcement and hand-wrote: No party, No gifts! In some cases, I added a comment on the sticky note about how I thought they would enjoy seeing his accomplishment, or how we appreciated their part in his life. One more thing: Be sure your student is prepared to write thank-yous for every announcement sent out, just in case (cards, address book, stamps, decent pen, etc.). That's a big project during a busy time, so talking about it in advance can be helpful. Congrats, Julie
  9. I didn't in any way say you should only post on one forum, any more than you're saying you don't care about any of the other parents who could be intimidated. Again, I am clearly one person with one opinion (last time, I said, "I may be alone in this opinion"), but for what you described re age 8 math and 1st grade reading, the Accelerated Forum seems like the place for you to avoid the types of responses you said were getting. In any case, my post was admitting that I would be guilty of responding the way you described (e.g. "a first grader might be able to 'read' adult fiction but he won't actually comprehend the true intent of the author") and trying to explain why -- while also acknowledging students like apparently yours are do exist and need a place to get help. Apparently not what you wanted to hear, I don't know. My apologies if it sounded like a rejection but it wasn't meant unkindly. :confused1: I'm sure it was difficult when you first jumped into conversations. I do think the high school board tends to have older moms who are more aware of the range of children, so I hope you find more support now. Julie
  10. Honestly, I think that if you have a student of this caliber, and if you don't want to hear these types of responses, then your questions belong on the Accelerated board. I may be alone in this opinion, I don't know, but there are literally hundreds of readers who never chime in and may go away thinking that their wonderful (often firstborn) can do these things. I don't post on the younger boards, but if I notice such a post here, I will still always post comments about how learning earlier doesn't mean learning better. I have had a child who learned things "too early" by memorization, and a child who was in accelerated math by 8th grade through our University (with some classmates who were far younger), and I have tutored hundreds of students through Kumon, so I feel comfortable posting my observations about the problems with learning very young. All the while, I realize there is that one-in-a-million kid who asks questions with a vocabulary that even adults can't approach and that child's needs must be met, as well. But my heart goes out to the hundreds who will be misdirected. Perhaps if, as others have said, you clearly mark your post -- but it would have to be marked in such a way that every proud parent won't think their child applies, because believe me they will if the door is open even a crack. Perhaps use specific examples of the child's statements or something that truly sets them apart from all of our smart kiddos? I still lean towards the Accelerated board for an 8 year old doing advanced math or a 1st grader reading adult literature. I know you won't get as many responses, but you won't get the responses you don't like, either. Julie
  11. I've posted here quite a bit over the years, even though I never even graduated my middle dd, she didn't do enough work (I will give her a diploma if she ever does a 4th English class, one of my minimum requirements, but she's a busy working single mother at age 27 -- a waitress who supports herself). I've enjoyed chiming in on superstar threads and saying, yes, this is great, but it isn't necessary for everyone. I hope if you see a need, you will feel free to do the same! I know it can feel like a tightrope at times, because folks who are in serious need of advanced curriculum don't want superstar posters to be chased away, because they desperately need the help. However, I tend to chime in anyways, because I've known or chatted off-list with some who have pushed their kids into alienation, or who think they had better give up because they are not capable to school their own children. And when I've chimed in, I've felt folks on this board are pretty respectful (I feel more so than other WTM boards I've tried). So far, we've coexisted pretty well over here :) Julie P.S. Of course, we all have a bad day once in a while...
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    Books for science correlated with American History: State Birds Go-alongs for Adventures or MFW EX1850/1850MOD --------------------------- BIRD STUDY / STATE BIRDS --------------------------- $2.50 – Audubon’s Birds of America Coloring book, Dover $3 - What is a Bird? By Jenifer W. Day, Marigold Press, hardcover, not recent but good condition $3.50 - Birds, Audubon First Field Guide, Scholastic Pub. One nick on cover, otherwise nice & colorful, 0760795010 $2 - Zoobooks, Birds of Prey $4 – Bird Log, A kid’s journal to record their birding experiences. Has a few pages of info, a Life List, Photo/Art pages, Index, and many pages of Logs. Each Log is a 2-page spread of questions and check-off choices, and includes activities in the margin. Nice condition, never used, 1885061552 $3 - The Great Bird Detective, by David Elcome. Tiny 3-ring-binder style but does have 80-some pages and 3 pages of stickers. Nice condition, stickers unused, 0811808335 $12 new set in shrinkwrap - DK Eyewitness BIRDS hardcover, PLUS The Ultimate Bird Sticker Book, both new in one shrinkwrapped package $1 VHS - Steve Martin's World of Birds Show, Education Through Entertainment. This is typical of a zoo's bird show on film, with birds interacting, doing little tricks, info about the birds, and the requisite ending speech about save the birds complete with dramatic music. See my other posted books on states and presidents ----------------------SELLER NOTES Any form of payment is fine. I ask $2.53 towards shipping, which is the lowest Media Mail price (unless you suspect your book is lightweight & would be cheaper via 1st class). I pay any postage over that, no matter how many books you get. So really most of the books include the price of shipping. Tracking is an additional 90 cents, which I will pay if your purchase is over $50. I can provide receipt showing package was indeed shipped, and I will refund if I have overlooked anything, but any other insurance is buyer's option (1.95 for $50, 2.45 for $100). Nonsmoking home. Minimum $5 plus shipping. ------------------------

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    Go-alongs for American History, including Adventures or MFW EX1850/1850MOD ------------------------ STATES ------------------------ $5 - Kids Learn America! Bringing geography to life with people, places & history, by Gordon & Snow. Two to four pages on each state, plus two pages on each region (capital worksheet, area map). This is the previous edition with gray border but still nice, 0913589586. $5 - The Scrambled States of America, by Laurie Keller. Large softcover, like new, 0805068317 $3 - Twin Sisters States & Capitals, cassette of songs (side 2 has accompaniment), and small workbook with word finds, crosswords, survey to graph, things to learn about your state, and lyrics. Nice condition, 1882331249 $5 – A is for America, An American Alphabet, by Scillian & Carroll. Sleeping Bear Press, with large picture-book illustrations, and text for younger & older kids. Hardcover with dust jacket, nice condition, 1585360155 $4 - Treasure Hunt Across America, search for over 500 people, places, and things in all 50 states. Oversized, a couple bends from use, 0439557321 $7 (heavy) - Our Fifty States, by National Geographic. Each state has 4 pages of photos, timeline, map, state facts, and text. Hardcover, nice, 0792264029 $5 - Don't Know Much About the 50 States, by Kenneth C. Davis. Picture-book style with trivia on each state. Hardcover, nice condition, 0060286075. $5 - United States Geography, Maps for the Overhead, 10 color transparencies, mini-lessons, & activities that teach essential map skills, by Finch, Scholastic. 0439553105 $10 - US History Map Activities, by Marvin Scott, Walch Publishing. 0825143497, was $24.99 (high school level) $4 - ...If you lived in the Alaska Territory, by Levinson, nice condition 0590744496 $3 - Alaska ABC Book, by Kreeger & Cartwright, name written inside & some evidence of use but basically good, 0933914016 $1 - California book (no map), from Which Way USA series $2 - Colorado, hardcover. "From Sea to Shining Sea" series. New. $5 - C is for Colorado, by Gayle Corbett Shirley, hardcover with pink/mauve cover, good condition, 0937959855 $3 - Florida puzzle book + map, from Which Way USA series. My ds did about 4 of the activities in pencil, out of about a dozen. Map is 18" x 24" with state info like cities, bodies of water, plus some dates and facts. $4.50 - ABC's of Hawaii, by Asta & Donovan, hardcover, nice, 0896103463 $5 - The Michigan Counting Book, Count Your Way Across the USA series, hardcover $5 - M is for Minnesota, hardcover, by Butler. $3 - Missouri, "Hello USA" series. Small but colorful hardcover, 0822527103. This printing has "Missouri" & photo double-printed on cover, but inside printing is perfect. $3 - M is For Montana, by Gayle Corbett Shirley, softcover with dedication inside front cover, 0937959324 $1 - Nebraska Family Activities Book, 385 Gold Rush Byway $4 - My New York, New Anniversary Edition, by Kathy Jakobsen. Illustrations of major landmarks and events, includes fold-out pages for a very large effect. Oversized hardcover with dust jacket, nice, 0316927112 $3 - North Dakota puzzle book & map, from Which Way USA series. My ds did about 2 of the activities in pencil, out of about a dozen. Map is 18" x 24" with state info like cities, bodies of water, plus some dates and facts. $5 - South Dakota, An Alphabetical Scrapbook, by Jodi Latza. Large photos for each letter, short poem (With thick, woolly coats / they’re really quite hairy. BISON live in a heard / and graze on the prairie), and an info sentence at the bottom of each page. Hardcover in nice condition, 0967348528 $3 - Texas Geodoodles, Learning about Texas through step-by-step drawings, grades 3-6, by Schwartz, The Learning Works, c. 2000. $5 - Texas, from the State Shapes series, by Erik Brown. These books have board covers that are shaped like the state on one side, and paper pages. Like new, 1579121020 $3 - A Yellowstone ABC, by Cyd Martin. This is paper & looks inexpensive at first, but is actually very pretty & has quite a bit of info. Nice condition, just one bend on back corner. (Wyoming) $2 - Yellowstone Park, Kids Discover Magazine (Wyoming) ------------------------- PRESIDENTS ------------------------- $5 - If the Walls Could Talk, Family Life at the White House, by Jane O’Connor. 2004, goes through George W. Bush. Funny or unique blurbs over the years about life in the White House for the presidential families, like Fillmore wanting to modernize with appliances but no one knew how to use them. Large hardcover with dust jacket, very slight evidence of use, generally nice, 0689868634 $2 - The Presidents, Instructional Fair teacher book, grades 4-6. Worksheets & activity ideas on the presidents (original posters not included), 0880128941 $2 – Dover Coloring Book, The History of the White House, nice condition. $3 - Founding Mothers, The women who raised our nation, by Cokie Roberts, as seen on the History Channel. This is a 350-page chapter book for parents or older kids, 006009026x $3.50 - Andrew Jackson, by Behrman, History Maker Bios series by Barnes & Noble (like an advanced Step 4 book), nice condition. 0760740275 $3 - Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Jean Fritz $5 - The Legend of the Teddy Bear, by Frank Murphy, Sleeping Bear Press (teacher guides at www.sleepingbearpress.com). Oversized hardcover with dust jacket, nice, 1585360139 $3.50 - Who Was Thomas Jefferson? By Dennis Brindell Fradin. Lots of pen-n-ink illustrations throughout, nice condition, 0448431459 $5 - Thomas Jefferson, by Cheryl Harness, National Geographic Pub. Hardcover, pages are very decorative and text goes through many events of his life. Nice condition, 0792264967 $1 VHS – Thomas Jefferson, A Film by Ken Burns, PBS Home Video, 3 hours. $1 VHS - American Presidents, Just the Facts series. -------WASHINGTON $2 - George Washington's Mother, by Fritz, All-Aboard Reading $1 - George Washington, Young Leader, by Laurence Santrey. Simple paperback, white cover, Troll pub. Back has dark ring & dribbles from coffee cup or Coke or something $2.50 - George Washington and the General's Dog, by Murphy, Step 3, a few small spine bends but otherwise like new, 0375810153 $4 - …If you Grew Up With George Washington. Ding on bottom front corner & slight bend to top corner of book, but otherwise nice. $3.50 - George Washington's Teeth, by Chandra & Comora $3.50 - George Washington, by Cheryl Harness. Well illustrated, pretty thorough biography. Paperback, has some spine curl from being on a bookshelf wrong, 0439206960 (looks like this hardcover, National Geographic, 0792270967) $8 Book + Unit Study Guide - George Washington, True Patriot, YWAM biography by Benge. Heroes of History series. Both are in nice condition, but guide is missing the pull-out worksheet usually stapled into the middle. --------------LINCOLN $2 - Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln, by Jean Fritz, level 3 reader. Has spine wear $2 - Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig, ready-to-read level 2, by Stephen Krensky $2.50 - Abe Lincoln's Hat, by Brenner, Step 3 reader, nice condition. $3.50 – Guide for Abraham Lincoln, A New Birth of Freedom, YWAM biography by Benge, Heroes of History series. Unused. $2.50 - Abraham Lincoln, In Their Own Words chapter book, by George Sullivan $1.50 – The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln, Appleseeds magazine for grades 3-5 from Cobblestone (no ads, so media mail okay?) Address sticker pulled off of back & some evidence of having been read, but no problems noted. $6 - Commander In Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, by Albert Marrin. Large format paperback for older kids, like new, 0525470697 $1 VHS – Abraham Lincoln, 35 min., narrated by Pulitzer author James McPherson, Atlas Video 0945716257 ----------------------SELLER NOTES Any form of payment is fine. I ask $2.53 towards shipping, which is the lowest Media Mail price (unless you suspect your book is lightweight & would be cheaper via 1st class). I pay any postage over that, no matter how many books you get, even if it takes 2-3 boxes. So really most of the books include the price of shipping. Tracking is an additional 90 cents, which I will pay if your purchase is over $50. I can provide receipt showing package was indeed shipped, and I will refund if I have overlooked anything, but any other insurance is buyer's option (1.95 for $50, 2.45 for $100). Nonsmoking home. Minimum $5 plus shipping. ------------------------

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    Current as of 8/27, removed sold books Giant clean-out. I will have separate posts for 50 states and more recent history. ----------------------SELLER NOTES Any form of payment is fine. I ask $2.53 towards shipping, which is the lowest Media Mail price (unless you suspect your book is lightweight & would be cheaper via 1st class). I pay any postage over that, no matter how many books you get, even if it takes 2-3 boxes. Tracking is an additional 90 cents, which I will pay if your purchase is over $50. I can provide receipt showing package was indeed shipped, and I will refund if I have overlooked anything, but any other insurance is buyer's option (1.95 for $50, 2.45 for $100). Nonsmoking home. Minimum $5 plus shipping. ---------------PRESIDENTS (Washington & Lincoln will be on the History part) $6.50 - If the Walls Could Talk, Family Life at the White House, by Jane O’Connor. 2004, goes through George W. Bush. Funny or unique blurbs over the years about life in the White House for the presidential families, like Fillmore wanting to modernize with appliances but no one knew how to use them. Large hardcover with dust jacket, very slight evidence of use, generally nice, 0689868634 $2 - The Presidents, Instructional Fair teacher book, grades 4-6. Worksheets & activity ideas on the presidents (original posters not included), 0880128941 $2 – Dover Coloring Book, The History of the White House, nice condition. $3 - Founding Mothers, The women who raised our nation, by Cokie Roberts, as seen on the History Channel. This is a 350-page chapter book for parents or older kids, 006009026x $3.50 - Andrew Jackson, by Behrman, History Maker Bios series by Barnes & Noble (like an advanced Step 4 book), nice condition. 0760740275 $3 - Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Jean Fritz $6 - The Legend of the Teddy Bear, by Frank Murphy, Sleeping Bear Press (teacher guides at www.sleepingbearpress.com). Oversized hardcover with dust jacket, nice, 1585360139 $3.50 - Who Was Thomas Jefferson? By Dennis Brindell Fradin. Lots of pen-n-ink illustrations throughout, nice condition, 0448431459 $1 VHS – Thomas Jefferson, A Film by Ken Burns, PBS Home Video, 3 hours. $1 VHS - American Presidents, Just the Facts series. ‘ ---ELECTIONS $4 - Duck for President, by Cronin. Hardcover 2004, Kohl's version, 141690350X. Inside first page (plain red) has a few splatters, but otherwise book is good. $4 - Cornerstones: Presidential Elections, by Miles Harvey, Children's Press softcover 0516466291 $5 - Elections, Campaigns Government, Unit Study Adventures by Amanda Bennett. Not used but has some wavy-ness from getting damp (no spots, though), copyright 1996. $4 - ABeka State and Local Government, 12th grade Study Outline, 63665002, like new ------------------NATIVE AMERICANS $5 - John Billington, Friend of Squanto, by Clyde Robert Bulla. A hardcover from 1956, a weekly reader book. For those who like classic old books. $4 - Colors of the Navajo, by Emily Abbink, hardcover. Each 2-page spread has an illustration and information about something in their culture. $3 - Colors of the Navajo, by Emily Abbink, SOFTcover. Each 2-page spread has an illustration and information about something in their culture. $3 - If You Lived With the Cherokee, by Roop, slight bending from use $3.50 - If You Lived With the Sioux, by Ann McGovern, 0590451626 $2.50 - The Trail of Tears, by Joseph Bruchac. Step 4, grades 2-4, Scholastic edition, 0439253942 $4 - The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich (a Native American herself). Hardcover with dust jacket, nice condition, 0786803002 (1847, Lake Superior, Ojibwa) $2 - Kachi, A Hopi Girl, Historical Paper Doll book to read, color, and cut, by Jan Mike $4 - Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village 1868, by Michael Bad Hand Terry. Oversized paperback similar to a DK style of photos & info, glossary/index/timeline at end. Covers show evidence of use but pages good, 0395974992 $4 - Winganusk of the Powhatans, by Janet Gallagher. Reenactment photos taken at Jamestown, nice condition, 0976675307 (1612) Details here: http://www.emmanuelbooks.com/product_detail.cfm?ID=2091 $4 - An Indian Winter, by Russell Freedman, based on the journals of a German prince & Swiss artist who spent the winter of 1833 with the Mandan, award-winning author. Text is long but illustrations are extensive. Condition is used but intact, paperback, 0590480707 $3.50 - The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdich. A young Native American girl’s life, which changes when disease is brought to her tribe by a visitor. Nice condition, 0439203406 $2 - The Maya. Little Unit Study I have had around here a while & did not use. It has a lot of activities, book lists, web sites, etc. It is 3-hole punched paper, by Kathryn Stout, 1989 $5 - Native Americans, Teacher Created Materials Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit, Challenging level, 1557346070, some scuffing but intact $4 - The First Americans, The Story of where they came from and who they became, by Anthony Aveni. Chapter 1 does present as fact some debatable topics such as 20,000 yrs ago, but the rest is within the realm of “history†and tries to show Native Americans as varied and successful, with details and photos. Full size paperback, 127 pages with index, 0439843197 $1 VHS - The Education of Little Tree, 1930s, Tennessee mountains during the depression $1 VHS - Woodlands, The story of the Mille Lacs Ojibwe, simple documentary produced by the tribe -------THANKSGIVING $2.50 - Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims, by Bulla. Some signs of use, 0590440551 $4.50 - Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving, by Eric Metaxas. Hardcover, nice condition, 0849958644 $5 - The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving, by Ann McGovern. Hardcover, nice condition, 0760795878 $3 - Thank You, Sarah, The woman who saved Thanksgiving, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Softcover, picture book style, 0439569788 $2.50 - It’s Thanksgiving, by Jack Prelutsky. A dozen poems, 1-6 pages, about the size of a Nate The Great book, with lots of watercolor illustrations. Name in marker inside, otherwise nice, out of print, 0590415719 $5 - One is a Feast for a Mouse, by Judy Cox. A mouse gets a bit of leftovers and is thankful. Hardcover with dust jacket, nice condition, 0823419770 $20 – sorry, out of print - Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Devlin. Softcover with name in marker inside cover but otherwise nice, 0689714297 $3 - Thanksgiving Thematic Unit, Primary level, by Teacher Created Materials. General bends on pages & evidence of being read thru many times, but intact & reproducible. Uses three books to develop activity ideas (A Turkey For Thanksgiving, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving at the Tappleton's), though the ideas are Thanksgiving-related so you don't really need the books to get the connections. 014467002582 ---------------PILGRIMS & COLONIES $2.50 - Indian Captive, The Story of Mary Jemison, by Lois Lenski. Based on a true story. Used condition, a few page wrinkles, but intact, 0439652103 (1758) $4 - Pilgrims of Plymouth, by Goodman, National Geographic, 0792266757, says ages 4-8, nice condition. $4 - The Pilgrims of Plimoth, by Marcia Sewell, Aladdin paperback, 0689808615 $4 - Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims, by Kenneth C. Davis. Picture-book style with trivia on each state. Softcover, copyright 2002 with some cover fading but inside pages white, 0064462280. $3 - Colonial Life: The Adventures of Benjamin Wilcox, National Geographic's "Reading Expeditions" from the series Voices From America's Past, by Burt, 0792286782. Historically-based fictional story about children's observations around the time of the Revolution. Highly illustrated. Teaching pages here: http://www.ngsp.com/Portals/0/Downloads/41209_tg.pdf $4 - If You Sailed On The Mayflower in 1620 $4 – If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days, by Brenner. Nice condition, 0590929224 $3.50 – If You Lived in Colonial Times, by Ann McGovern, scholastic version, tiny corner curl but basically nice, 059045160x $4 – On the Mayflower, Voyage of the ship’s apprentice & a passenger girl, by Kate Waters. Picture book using photos of reenactments, the apprentice is named after a real person and the girl looks about 10, softcover in good condition, 0590674080 $5 - Settlers Activities Book. Has a few notes & some wrinkling from wetness spill, but nothing major & still great ideas inside. Described here: http://www.christianbook.com/settlers-activities-book-jessica-hulcy/9780970902733/pd/902735 $5 - D is for Drums, A Colonial Williamsburg ABC, by Kay Chorao. Hardcover with dust jacket, top of dust jacket has bends, has a long dedication written inside, but otherwise nice, 081094927x $4 - Meet Felicity, An American Girl, Book 1, 1774 (Williamsburg, just before revolution), by Valerie Tripp. This is the original white hardcover, shiny type, 1562470051 $4 - Anne of Jamestown, by Price-Hardister. Picture book using photos of a girl reenacting scenes in historic sites, 0963825887, http://www.shophistoryisfun.com/Anne-Of-Jamestown-20544.html# $1 - Stories of the Pilgrims, ANSWER KEY to CLP book. Shelf wear/bends but I bought new & never actually used this. $4 - After Columbus: The Horse's Return to America, by Viola, covers the years 1464-1860. Hardcover from Smithsonian Wild Heritage Collection 092448361x $4 - The story of the Liberty Bell, Cornerstones of Freedom, old style hardcover from Children’s Press $4.50 – The Plymouth Colony, by Andrew Santella, from We The People series (I have several in this series). An info book, but has illustrations on every page spread (portraits, photos, map). Hardcover, like new, 075650046x $3 - The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare. A girl moves from Barbados to Connecticut, befriends other outsiders, some of whom end up getting accused of witchcraft, but mostly it’s about learning about those who are different from yourself (the girl learns, too; it’s not just one-sided). Paperback that has been well read, with page curls and some edge scuffs, but no real damage, cover has girl in white bonnet, 9780440495963 (1687) $2 - The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare. Second copy, this is a smaller, pocket paperback size, 9780440995777 (1687) $3 - Saddlebag Salesmen, by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, 0531202143, hardcover, 1700's thru early 1800s $4 - Usborne Young Reading, Gulliver’s Travels. Jonathan Swift & Gill Harvey. Short illustrated chapter book, “for readers who are growing in confidence.†0794503292. Irish author around 1700 -------BEN FRANKLIN $2.50 - Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares, by Frank Murphy. A math reader, step into reading 4. Nice condition, 0375806210 $2 - Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares, by Frank Murphy. A math reader, Scholastic version. Nice condition, 0439309204 $2 - Ben Franklin and His First Kite, by Krensky. Ready To Read level 2, Childhood of Famous Americans for younger kids, 0689849842 $4 - The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, by James Cross Giblin. Oversized picture book, quite a bit of text, index in back. Softcover, nice condition except a 2-inch bend on back corner that also bends a few pages (no creases on pages), 0439810655 $1 – The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, unabridged, inexpensive Dover copy, 0486290735. This is an older copy and I had written a note to myself on why I preferred this version: Barnes & Noble version had large print but it was not as clear as to the source of each section etc.; also the summary on the back emphasized material success & early “retirement� ------REVOLUTION $2 – FlashChart of The Revolutionary War $2 – 1776, Kids Discover Magazine $3 - Yankee Doodle, A Revolutionary Tale, by Gary Chalk, hardcover from DK. Rhyming song/history. Has dedication inside & scuff along one edge, but otherwise good, 1564582027 $4 - The History News: REVOLUTION, by Maynard. Newspaper style book. Covered in contact paper and has name, but otherwise good condition. 0439173701 $4 - Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow poem, illustrated by Ted Rand, large softcover, nice 0140556125 $3.50 - Phoebe the Spy, by Judith Berry Griffin, 0590424327 $3 - The Fighting Ground, by Avi. About a 13-year-old who joins up (Amer. Rev., 1778). Like new. $3.50 - Johnny Tremain, by Forbes, Yearling Pub. Newberry medal, a boy learns some character lessons and ends up in the middle of the Revolutionary War beginnings in Boston. Nice condition, 0440442508 $3.50 - Johnny Tremain, by Forbes, Laurel-Leaf Pub.. Newberry medal, a boy learns some character lessons and ends up in the middle of the Revolutionary War beginnings in Boston. Pocket paperback size, nice condition, 0440942504 $5 - Johnny Tremain, by Forbes, Houghton-Mifflin Pub. Illustrated American Classics hardcover with dust jacket. Newberry medal, a boy learns some character lessons and ends up in the middle of the Revolutionary War beginnings in Boston. Includes maybe 10 woodcut type illustrations. Nice condition, 0395900115 $3.50 - And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, by Jean Fritz. Nice condition, 0698113519 $3.50 - Give Me Liberty, by Elliott, thick novel about an indentured servant who comes into contact with the ideas of Jefferson, Patrick Henry, & such. He grapples with the issues of war. Printed 2008, just one back corner has a bend. $4 - Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman, an author who really researches an era. Includes detailed text, lots of photos, index, chronology. Nice condition, 0439329183 $7 - Liberty or Death, The American Revolution, by Maestro. Hardcover, nice condition, 0688088023 $4 - Liberty or Death, The American Revolution, by Maestro. Paperback, gently used, 0439899141 $4.50 – The Declaration of Independence, by Michael Burgan, from We The People series (I have several in this series), Compass Point Books. An info book, but has illustrations on every page spread (portraits, photos of a draft & the final signatures, map, glossary, timeline). Hardcover, like new, 0756500427 $6 – DK Eyewitness: American Revolution. Hardcover, like new, 0789485567 -----CONSTITUTION & other documents 50 cents - The Constitution of the United States of America. Small paper booklet from US Gov. 50 cents - The Constitution of the United States of America. Small paper booklet from Heritage Found. 50 cents DVD: 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, from FreedomProject.com, 7 minutes, freewill offering given at convention. This is a simple “page†for each person, set to music. $4 - The Signers, The 56 stories behind the Declaration of Independence, by Fradin, Scholastic Pub. This is the size and style of a workbook with newsprint type paper, but has 2-3 pages of info on each signer, plus 2 pages on each “state†or colony, including illustrations and maps. Condition is used with name written inside but no damage, 2003 printing, 0439495601 $4.50 - The Bill of Rights, We the People series (I have several in this series), by Michael Burgan, Compass Point books. An info book, but has illustrations on every page spread (portraits, photos of a draft & the final signatures, glossary, timeline). Hardcover, 0756501512 ------GENERAL US/AMERICAN HISTORY $3 - Don't Know Much About American History by Kenneth C. Davis. Chapter book for older kids’ book basket, grades 4-8. A couple pages got wrinkly for some reason, but basically good condition, copyright 2003 $4 - Atlas of American History, Houghton Mifflin & Rand McNally, 0395949017 $4 - American History for Supplementary Social Studies, Hayes workbook, each page summarizes an event in US history but there are blanks to be filled in or answers to be matched; answers in front. 1557670285 $1 – The Boy With a Squirrel, Art during the birth of America and beyond, Chick-fil-A little booklet with paintings, info, & a few little activities $7 - Let the Authors Speak, A guide to worthy books based on historical setting, by Carolyn Hatcher. Mine says 1994 edition but I think this is current? Condition is quite nice, 0964068125 $5 - Drive Thru History America, Foundations of Character, by David Barton. This is the homeschool paperback STUDENT WORKBOOK, not the videos; I believe it goes with #1-6 in the American History Series? New, 1414313411 ---media $7 DVD – Drive Thru History, “New York, New Jersey, and Washington’s Warriors,†with Dave Stotts. American History Series #10-12. New in shrinkwrap, we received an HSLDA DVD that included this one. http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Jersey-Washingtons-Warriors/dp/1589975294 $1 Cassette - Sons of the Republic, Legacy, by Harvest Productions $1 VHS - History Rock (which later was renamed "America Rock"), I don't have a case for it but the video still works. -------WASHINGTON $2 - George Washington's Mother, by Fritz, All-Aboard Reading $1 - George Washington, Young Leader, by Laurence Santrey. Simple paperback, white cover, Troll pub. Back has dark ring & dribbles from coffee cup or Coke or something $2.50 - George Washington and the General's Dog, by Murphy, Step 3, a few small spine bends but otherwise like new, 0375810153 $4 - …If you Grew Up With George Washington. Ding on bottom front corner & slight bend to top corner of book, but otherwise nice. $3.50 - George Washington's Teeth, by Chandra & Comora $3.50 - George Washington, by Cheryl Harness. Well illustrated, pretty thorough biography. Paperback, has some spine curl from being on a bookshelf wrong, 0439206960 (looks like this hardcover, National Geographic, 0792270967) $8 Book + Unit Study Guide - George Washington, True Patriot, YWAM biography by Benge. Heroes of History series. Both are in nice condition, but guide is missing the pull-out worksheet usually stapled into the middle. ----EUROPE $5 - The Inside-Outside Book of London, by Roxie Munro. Few words but last page gives details of each site pictured. Puffin edition, nice quality softcover, 0140558101 $1 - A Short Visit to the National Museum of Castel Sant' Angelo $5 - King of the Wind, the Story of the Godolphin Arabian, by Marguerite Henry. Morocco, France, England. Hardcover with dust jacket, white pages, but includes the following flaws: Dedication written inside cover & final 10 pages are wavy from being wet on the bottom third. 0027436292 $5 Cassettes - King of the Wind, the Story of the Godolphin Arabian, by Marguerite Henry. Morocco, France, England. Unabridged, read by David McCallum, 200 minutes. $5 - Florence Nightingale, Usborne Young Reading series, by Lucy Lethbridge. Hardcover with bookmark, 9780794508708 (1830s, Crimean War, SOTW-4) $5 - The Boy Who Held Back the Sea, by Thomas Locker. Dutch tale, with Dutch style landscape paintings. Hardcover with dust jacket covered in contact paper, 0803704062 $4 - Anastasia's Album, The last tsar's youngest daughter tells her own story, by Brewster. Oversized to look like a scrapbook, with lots of photos and text. 0590260049, some evidence of use (small corner curl, faint bend) but basically nice. 1901-1918 (1850MOD) $1 VHS – Anastasia. Fable about the last tsar's youngest daughter surviving. 1901-1918 $1 DVD - The Scarlet Pimpernel, black & white with Leslie Howard $1 VHS - Peter the Great, 6.5 hour miniseries (Russia 1600s) ------LEWIS & CLARK / Louisiana Purchase / 1804-6 $2 – Lewis and Clark, A Prairie Dog for the President, by Redmond. Step into reading 3. Like new except a ¼ inch cut near back spine, 037811206 $3.50 - Guide for the YWAM book, Meriwether Lewis, Heroes of History Unit Study Curriculum Guide, by Benge. $4 - The Captain's Dog, My journey with the Lewis & Clark tribe, by Roland Smith. Chapter book, nice condition 0152026967 -----LATE 1700s to MID 1800S, including westward expansion $3 - Westward Ho! Literature-based activities for thematic teaching, by Creative Teaching Press, for grades 4-6. Covers Louisiana Purchase (1803), Oregon Trail & others (1840s-1860s), Gold Rush (1850), Homesteads, Cowboys (late 1800s), & the like. Some cover scuffing. $2.50 - The Long Way to a New Land, by Sandin, Level 3 (grades 2-4), 0064441008, new condition $3 - Dakota Dugout, by Himler, 0689712960. Pen-n-ink illustrations & simple, almost poetic description of life on the prairies. $2 – The Golly Sisters Go West, by Betsy Byars. An I Can Read Book 3, reading alone. Nice condition except one-inch bend at bottom of cover, 0064441326 $4 - Snowbound, The tragic story of the Donner party, by Lavender, 0590059823. Cover picture is a group huddled under a tarp. Has name stamped inside but otherwise nice. Lots of text & lots of pictures. $4 - Hitty Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field. A doll from the 1800s tells its history. Nice condition, 0689822847 $5 - 1784: The Amazing Hot Air Balloon, by Jean Van Leeuwen. Hardcover, large picture-book format with quite a bit of text, 0803722583. The first American to fly a balloon, age 13. $4 - 1796: America’s First Elephant, by Robert McClung. Hardcover 0688083587 $2.50 – Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield, by the editors of Time For Kids. Biography with many photos and info blurbs, plus timeline at the end, says ages 7-9, 9780060576226 $4 - Pioneer Days, Discover the past with fun projects, games, activities, and recipes, American Kids in History series, by David C. King. Ideas are organized by the seasons. Has obviously been used, has a ding at bottom of cover, but basically good shape, 0439259398 (1843) $1 VHS - In Search of the Oregon Trail, part 1 (1811-1840) $1 VHS - In Search of the Oregon Trail, part 2 (1811-1840) -----17-1850s chapter books $3 - The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh, Newberry honor. Paperback $2.50 - The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, by Dalgliesh. The pages are basically newsprint quality but the cover is shiny & new, 0689716044 $3 – Kirsten’s Surprise, A Christmas Story, 1854 Swedish American Saint Lucia celebration. Like new, 0937295191

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