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Posts from October 2010

Learning With the Movies - Review

Learning with the Movies
 by Beth Holland includes a listing of cinema movies and made-for-TV movies that will enrich any unit study or lesson plan.

The beauty 
of this guide is that all the movies are organized chronologically 
beginning with Bible Times and Ancient Egypt through 1900's. If you're
 doing a study on Rome, simply look through the section on Ancient Rome. 
In the Rome section, she has included Ben-Hur, Demetrius 
and the Gladiator, Fall of the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Jupiter's 
Darling, Quo Vadis?, The Robe, Sign of the Pagan (about Attila the 
Hun), and Spartacus. There is also some blank space for you to list 
additional movies as you find them.

She has also 
included movies related to the Music/Arts (example: The

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Review of Geography of the Fifty States

Using three resources: Fifty States Under God, Fifty States Under God for Young Learners and Geography of Fifty States, you can create a wonderful unit study on all 50 states for all grade levels.

Fifty States Under God is a workbook study of all 50 states in the order of statehood. It includes a timeline of statehood and map worksheets that correspond to the timeline. Then, there are four pages of interesting facts and worksheets for each state. Activities include pasting in a few of the state symbols, the state flag, state seal, and picture of the state capitol (full-color, pictures included in the back of book); writing in facts about the economy of the state; writing in the abbreviation, capital city, and nickname; writing in the name of bordering states; decoding the state

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