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All Through the Ages Christine Miller, 1015-M, South Taft Hill Rd, #263, Ft. Collins, CO 80521, Guide to teaching history through literature, ancient, world, and US history approaches using 3000 living books and literature sources. A complete alternative to textbooks, or supplement more traditional materials

**Age of Empires (by Microsoft) is an addictive game that allows a player to play different civilizations in peace and war.  Children find their own method of playing, and it's amazing what they pick up.  There's also Rise of Rome Expansion, Gold Edition, and II Age of Kings 

* American Girls Pleasant Company, 8400 Fairway Place, Middleton, WI 53562, 800-350-6555, program based on the American Girls book series, audio books, plays, other historical fiction

Arctic Studies - TravelArctic people (1-800-661-0788 or TravelArctic, Economic Development)

Audio Forum
96 Broad St, Guilford, CT 06437, 800-243-1234, self instructional audio cassette programs

Audio Memory Publishing
501 Cliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663 800-365-SING, Sing and learn, geography, history, math, grammar, Bible

* Beautiful Feet Books 139 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563 800-889-1978, History through literature, Study guides, support materials

Bellerphon Books
Box 21307, 36 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93121 800-253-9943, coloring and activity books

* Bluestocking Press P.O. 2030, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-2030, 800-959-8586. Catalog of American History materials $3

Children's Books
Box 239, Greer, SC 29652, 800-344-3198 (orders), 864-968-0391 (info), historical fiction for children

Daughters of America
3033 W. Lincoln Hwy., Elida, Ohio 45807, covers American history from Colonial times to World War 2, 5 unit studies with 6 sections each unit, daily plans, associated Bible studies

Discover TV - A Wealth of materials.  Also has Discover Educator's guides

* (Egypt) Hieroglyphics Translator  Very nice, I think I even printed up a chart of the different basic symbols, and we searched pictures in articles for things we could recognize. 

* Encarta Learning Zone - this looks like it could be a really good service if it weren't trying so hard to sell Hooked on Phonics.  It's a blend of MSN and Encarta, and everything I've looked at thus far is free.  It also has a Schoolhouse section, and ones for parents and educators.  It looks like a really nice link farm too.

Geography Matters
  Box 92, Nancy, KY 42544, 800-426-4650, featuring various maps and charts, also geography/history curriculum materials, timelines, more

430 East 86th St, Apt. 10B, New York, NY 10028, 212-628-1707, learn the names of the countries using write on/ wipe off maps of the continents, well illustrated on web site

Greenleaf Press
  800-311-1508, 3761 Highway 109 N. Unit D, Lebanon TN 37087 Wide ranging collection of historical units, books, music, science, other subjects, articles, free catalog and online catalog.

Helping Hand - Classics Curricula

Historical American Costumes
Pilgrim, colonial, pioneer eras, by homeschooling high schooler, suitable for Konos, American Girls studies, child and adult sizes, boys' costumes soon, part of Randi's Reruns (used books)

Historical American Productions Box 763, Addison, TX 75001, 800-715-6337, Pioneer Skills craft materials

History Alive
122 W. Grant Street, Spearfish, SD 57783, (605) 642-7583, study guides, seminars on tape, maps and timelines

KC Publications
3245 E Patrick Lane, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89120, 888-kcbooks, history/social studies collection of 24 volumes, compelling and vivid style, grades 4-12, Parks, Indians, explorers, calendars

Mantle Ministries
228 Still Ridge, Bulverde, TX 78163, 877-548-2327. Little Bear Wheeler presents Christian view of history. Tapes, workbooks, reprints of pre-1910 books, historical devotionals.

My American Journey
  Multnomah Publishers Direct, Box 2174, Sisters, OR 97759-9905, subscription series of lesson kits on various events in American history (Lewis and Clark is the first, Ben Franklin, Wright Brothers, Harriet Tubman are others) includes book, journals, info cards, other teaching items

National Geographic has a very complete site with news from their magazine, tv specials and current expeditions.

Old News
400 Stackstown Rd, Marietta, PA 17547, 717-426-2212, 9 issues for $15, lively history and biography "newspaper" from past days

* Owl and Mouse
- free printable US maps, building kits and others

Peter Marshall Ministries
81 Finlay Rd, Orleans, MA 02653, 800-879-3298, Restoring America series, "The Light and the Glory", From Sea to Shining Sea",  "Sounding Forth the Trumpet"

Parthenon Graphics
1812 Wynn, Arlington, TX 76012, 817-291-5201, timeline charts of all sorts from ancient Egypt, to Major League Baseball Teams(!), also This Day in History calendar, and a make your own timeline

Plymouth Rock Foundation
1120 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360, 800-210-1620, focuses on the Christian heritage of America, Principle Approach

Runkle Geography
3750 W Main, 3 Park S. Norman, Ok 73072, 877-GEOTEXT, easy to use, conversational tone, daily lessons, mapping

Schoolhouse Rock Videos cover a variety of subjects and is a great tool for auditory or musically talented learners: Grammar, America, Science, Multiplication. They are available from a variety of sources.

- a service of Microsoft of custom maps.  You can look for free, or buy images of different places from satellite maps.

The History Store
Box 109, Middleborough, MA 02346, (508)947-8866, assortment of early American items, pewter, brass, some Revolutionary and Civil War era books

This Nation
American government and politics training on the web, high school and college level, text available October 15, 1999

Vision Forum
32335 US Highway 281 N, Bulverde, TX 78163, 800-440-0022, "Heroes and Histories", Christian perspective, history texts, character building materials, fiction, more

Waseca Learning
580 Tallassee Rd, Athens, GA 30606, 706-546-8833, elementary level flash cards (Match Books), help stress biodiversity and relation of animal to its environment (biome), other products, sales support local Montessori school

What a World
DJM Software, Box 172, Plantsville, CT 06479, CD based geography learning and reference program, grades 4-6 and up, includes articles, zoom able maps, web links, program samples on web site

The Young Patriots Series
3842 Wolf Creek Circle, Carmel, IN 46033, 317-844-6070, historical fiction for ages 8-12, features famous American heroes and heroines. web site has lesson plans, links, and sample chapters




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