History & Social Science

Are you looking for ways to add excitement to your current yearly curriculum? Does your child have a particular interest that you want to use to stoke their interest in learning? At Explore! we are developers of high-quality, exciting themed units that make learning come alive!

Our Explore!Packs are packed with exciting books, learning materials, games, and educational toys. All brought together with a handy Guide Book that provides dozens of carefully planned lessons and activities!

How do you know it’s a quality product? With materials from such sources as National Geographic, PBS, GeoSafari, Scholastic, and more, all carefully selected to fit together; and a Guide Book written by homeschool parents (one with a background in curriculum development), you get a quality product that will bring topics such as Animals, Lewis & Clark, and trains, trucks, ships, and planes alive!

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High School Independent Study Courses. Celebrating 75 years of excellence! The University of Nebraska? Lincoln's Independent Study High School has been providing high quality self-paced courses for grades nine through 12 and includes courses in both print and online formats. The flexibility of Nebraska's High School allows you to choose individual courses or courses leading to a diploma.
Way Cool?, our new online course management system, serves as students' "homeroom" for their independent study courses. With one convenient portal to submit assignments and tests, receive instant online lesson grading, check grades on assignments and tests and access online courses, Way Cool makes the job of managing independent study courses easier!
The convenience of Way Cool has allowed Nebraska's High School to pass cost savings on to homeschoolers. Check out our new, lower prices on our online courses and many of our print courses.
Nebraska's High School is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
For more information, visit http://NebraskaHS.unl.edu or call (402) 472-2175.

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The History: The lack of up-to-date, well-written instructional materials available to homeschooling parents desiring a high-quality, traditional curriculum led to the inception of teachingplans.com,inc. The Solution: Curriculum packages for grades K-8....Cost-effective, user friendly and timely...Creative, high-quality, academically complete lesson plan and homework packages.... Individual Course Tutorials customize curriculum according to ability-level for all grades, K-12 For Customer Service call 800.301.5432 ex code 00 weekdays - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (central)

The university of Arizona Independent Study through Correspondence.... www.eu.arizona.edu/corresp Call 800772.7480 or email: dykstral@u.arizon.edu Elementary, Middle and High School programs....The University of Arizona Correspondence program was founded in 1915 and is a recognized leader in distance education. In our programs for grades 2-12 students and parents can choose from an extensive variety of quality classes.
UA Correspondence courses are taught by certified, practicing teachers. To ensure that courses meet the needs of our students, UA Correspondence teachers are experienced in their applicable age groups.... When you enroll through the UA Correspondence program, you'll benefit from....Easy to-follow curriculums...Classes conveniently broken down by semester....Man assignments that can be done by email, if you wish....Personal feedback from instructors...Affordable prices...A wide range of courses (more than 300!!) including elementary, middle school, high school and university....
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Kolbe Academy - Ignation in Method.....Classical in Content....Loyal to the Magisterium.... A Catholic home school program for grades K-12 Helping families near and far since 1980....Fully accredited by the National Association of Private, Catholic and Independent Schools... Textbooks, syllabi, weekly course plans, quarterly tests, proctoring, transcripts, diplomas and more!!! Mention you saw us in The Link and Save 10% on registration fee...Call or email for our catalog.....767.255.6199 or www.kolbe.org or homeinfo@kolbe.org

About Time Books.com Available On-Line, All the time, Always at Discount Prices.....At About Time Books we carry the complete catalogs!!! 10% off Bob Jones University Press, 10 % off Saxon, Up to 25% off Alpha Omega www.abouttimebooks.com
We also carry Stewardship, History Alive & Common Sense Press......Check us out on-line! Free Shipping on orders over $100 About Time Books, 2245 Q St. Rio Linda, CA 95673

New Sampler & New Video! Audio Memory's award-winning song kits let children enjoy learning. Each kit includes professional quality tape or CD, book & exercises guaranteed to make homeschooling fun!! Now you can "try out" the complete Audio Memory line-up!! Our Sampler CD has 12 complete songs from all 9 kits. Only $5, refundable on your next order. And for a limited time shipping on the Sampler is FREE! Also introducing our new States & Capitals Songs Video.
Same great songs now with singalong map visuals, on $13.95!
These Award Winning Kits are also available (add $3 for CD version)
History Songs (book & Cassette - $12.95)
Grammar Songs (book, cassette, Teacher's Guide - $19.95)
Geography Songs (book, cassette, world map - $19.95)
States & Capitals Songs (U.S. wall map, cassette - $9.95)
Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction Songs ($9.95)
Bible Songs and Division Songs ($9.95 each)
Credit card orders, call 800.365.Sing Or send check or money order plus $5 shipping: Audio Memory, 501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663 CA residents ad 7.5% tax Hear song samples at www.audiomemory.com

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Usborne Books at Home has over 1200 highly illustrated educational books for children and young adults including science, history, math, art, music, foreign languages, crafts, fiction and non-fiction, slot books, flap books, search books, board books, paperback books, hardback and library bound books. Ideal for use by homeschoolers, teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers these award-winning books provide hours of entertainment for both young and old alike.
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Classic Books.....Your Source for the Classics..."The Real George Washington" 15% off Presidents Day Special....by Parry, Allison & Skousen - A history of the man known as the father of our country, told in part in his own words. Also containing selected passages of his writings. To Order Call Now and Get Your Free Catalog - 435.865.0447

THE AMERICAN TESTIMONY – American history documentaries on VHS. This video series is an ideal supplement to any Junior or Senior High School-level homeschool curriculum in U.S. History. These programs bring the past to life in ways that mere textbooks cannot. Each academically-rich video is presented in a fast-paced, visually stimulating style that maintains viewer interest and enhances memory retention.
These are not recordings of boring classroom lectures. Comprehensive, chronological narratives are accompanied by kinetic images culled from actual newsreel footage, archival photographs, period paintings, and filmed reenactments of historical events.
Unlike PBS documentaries, these programs include pertinent facts about America’s Christian roots. In such a time as this, it is essential for all of us to reflect upon our country’s heritage. Available exclusively from EduMedia. For more information, check out our website at www.history2u.com.

American Adventures....True Stories from America's Past! Brooke-Richards Press Call: 818.893.8126....Homeschooler's Favorite.....Thousands of homeschoolers are now using the American Adventures History-English Program...Why not your child? What a time saver! With no additional preparation you can provide outstanding meaningful lesson and not "busy" work. Fifteen high interest true stories in each book, arranged chronologically, make learning about our past a storytelling adventure. Accompanying each story: A historical timeline: a brief historical summary of the period, imaginative, thought-provoking activities...... ages 9-13, 96 pages, illustrated, 8 1/2 ax 11 sturdy paperback $9.95ea.
Time For History! Do-It-Yourself Timeline.....Want a great way to pull history together and help your children see "the Big picture" then it Time For History! Customizing to suit your needs! The back of each time line page is blank. Add drawings, writing, photos....whatever you want! Just $9.95 + $2.00 S/H It's a great gift idea! It's fun! Homeschool Publishing House, P.O. Box 19, Cherry Valley, MA 01611 call 508.892.4307 Email: Inslph@attglobal.net bravewc.com/hph

The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto.....The newest offering from one of the leaders in the new American Revolution in education/child rearing and citizenship....Special Offer Exclusively for Readers of The Link Homeschool Newspaper....$30.00 + $3.20 shipping

Kiddie Connoisseur’s Master Impressionists Art Flashcards – An Easy Artist and Artwork Recognition System. A fun and effective way to learn! 75 famous works of art from museums and collections around the world – (68 Flashcards plus 7 Artist Profile Cards describe what defines each artist's work). Impressionist Masters – Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissaro, and Renoir. The system teaches an impressive skill – the ability to recognize the artists’ artwork. It’s a great value at only $.29 per fine art image (postcards cost $.75-$1.00+). The product is sold in Fine Art Museum Stores across the U.S. and on our website for only $21.95. www.kidsneedculture.com (281) 403-3310

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Encyclopedia Britannica presents an innovative opportunity for homeschoolers...Become a member of the new Britannica Homeschoolers team today!! Be one of the first to join this unique homeschooling network that allows you to own the best reference and educational materials at a discount, while providing you with a chance to supplement your income!!!
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Learn and Teach the history & nature of money from one authoritative 736 page textbook style volume for high school & above!!! Several readers made the same comment, "I wish this book existed when I was in School." Hugh Downs, former Tonight show star wrote: "this book looks marvelously helpful." Published by: American Monetary Institute, Box 601, Valatie, NY 12184 visit our website: www.monetary.org/homeschool or call toll free 800.250.6673

Learn and Teach the history & nature of money from one authoritative 736 page textbook style volume for high school & above. Several readers made the same comment, " I wish this book existed when I was in school." published by American Monetary Institute Box 601, Valatie, NY 12184 Call 800.260.6673 www.monetary.org/homeschool

The Learning Company...Serious Software for the Homeschooling Lifestyle!!! For Link readers: Get FREE Shipping on any order of $30.00 or more!!! Visit us online www.Broderbund.com/freeship4 or call 800.474.0431 Calendar Creator....Help with the busy homeschooling schedule.....Family Tree Maker...Genealogy because homeschoolers study interesting subjects!!! Liberty's Kids...For the true meaning of history!!! Edmark Reading Program...teaches beginning reading and language development to nonreaders and those who have been unsuccessful using other programs....Edmark Time Telling designed for students not yet able to tell time, Edmark Time Telling teaches the basics required to read an analog or digital clock and to say and write the correct time....Touch Money...developed by a special education teacher...helps students learn to count combination of coins accurately and successfully in six lessons..... The Learning Company has been enhancing the learning experience of homeschoolers for over 20 years. Our vast collection of education titles have won hundreds of awards and are trusted by millions of parent and educators. Now as a part of Riverdeep, a world leader in core curriculum and teacher aide eLearning programs. The Learning Company, along with Broderbund, Edmark and Learning Company Books, is more dedicated than ever to providing top-quality learning solutions....The Learning Company, 500 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94947

STAR Education has been providing award winning supplemental education, enrichment and GATE programs in 32 California school districts for 18 years. Working with superintendents, principals, teachers, parents and community groups, STAR Education provides programs that meet the unique needs of every school. STAR Education proudly announces its premiere program, the STAR ECO-Station, has been selected as “Best Teaching Zoo” by L.A. Family Magazine and “Best Place to See Animals” by L.A. Parent Magazine. The STAR ECO-Station is a world-renowned environmental science and wildlife rescue facility, featuring tropical birds, “at risk” mammals, exotic reptiles, endangered species and amazing sea life. These animals have been taken to hundreds of schools to provide students hands-on instruction in anatomy, ecology and environmental science. The ECO-Station is open 7 days a week and provides several daily tours, all of which are given by wildlife experts. 

By parent request, STAR Education has opened STAR Academy, a private middle school and high school designed for students who seek a personally meaningful education that addresses their individual needs. Located within the STAR ECO-Station, STAR Academy offers a high caliber college format that allows students to choose from a catalog of innovative classes that address all California State Standards. This slant on education makes ST AR Academy ideal for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and single-subject students. Did we forget to mention STAR Academy also offers after school tutoring, test preparation, and extension programs? The tutoring and test preparation programs provide unprecedented measurable results. Through the extension program, young learners have an opportunity for real field work with professionals in a variety of exciting fields, such as forensics, environmental science and animal physiology. We also want to mention some of our unique choices in physical educations, such as yoga, capeoria, karate, world dance and modern dance. The sky is the limit with this revolutionary approach to education. Be a part of the change…

For more information on any of the above mentioned programs, please Geoffrey Lewis, STAR Academy Dean of Admissions, at 310.842.8040 x24, or email him at staracademy@starinc.org


The Canyon Academy is an all inclusive California Private Independent Study Program (ISP) dedicated to parental and student choice in education....The Canyon Academy severs students 1st grade thru High School....in the state of California, with an emphasis in the Southern California Region. *Looking for freedom to educate your children your way? *Want to select a curriculum that best suits your Childs' needs? *Want friendly support and guidance through the process? *Want to be connected with other homeschooling families in Riverside County? Also offering workshops opportunities for parent educator and students, help passing the CHSPE, peace of mind to be legal with the state requirements. Low yearly family tuitions, Acquisitions and maintenance of the your student's cumulative file, initial and follow-up consultations (in person, phone or email), Id card, monthly.... newsletter of Riverside events.....minimal paperwork requirements, as required by the State and no State tests (STAR Program). For more info call 909.294.8830, email sandra.kling@verizon.net Director Sandra Kling visit our website www.thecanyonacademy.com

Interdisciplinary. Comprehensive. Character-building. Literature-based 
unit studies open the door to an in-depth study of a literary work as 
well as the world of that book and its people. Such seemingly diverse 
subjects as history, health, character, Scripture, science, writing, 
grammar, occupational education, and the fine arts are woven together 
into a cultural context. Centered on a classic piece of literature like 
Anne of Green Gables, The Little House on the Prairie Series, or the 
Chronicles of Narnia, they build on the ability of literature to help 
us identify with people. They guide students to see the world through 
the eyes of the characters—the times, the events, the daily life of the 
period. They experience the self-sufficiency of a farm in the late 
1900’s, the challenges of pioneer life, how factories changed family 
life, and rationing during WWII. Many hands-on activities such as meal 
preparation, drawing, making prints, visiting the elderly, archery, and 
fencing allow students to touch the era of study. Character is built 
through Scripture study and memorization; debating of the current moral 
issues; and application of Biblical principles to the analysis of the 
actions and values of the characters. As a variety of activities and 
thought-provoking questions spark curiosity, students grow not only in 
knowledge, but also develop skills of scholarship and independent 
study. For the teacher, too, this cross-curriculum format with 
detailed planning guides and resource information makes instruction 
easier and more manageable. 
Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum, the home of the unique and highly 
effective literature-based unit study, has been serving parents and 
teachers by providing sound academic materials for training in 
scholarship and godliness for ten years. To find out more about these 
studies as well as a variety of other helpful books and reference 
resources, contact Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum. Request a free 
brochure with catalog by email at marigold@cadroncreek.com and see us 
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The Somis Academy......Independent Study Charter High School " A hand on your shoulder, guiding you through your homeschooling, when you want it" Somis, an individualized leadership academy, mentors high school students to become tomorrow's leaders. Located in rural Ventura County in Somis, California, the school serves students from the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Kern. In its first year, Somis Academy is fostering its first cohort of students and will graduate its first senior class at the LINK conference. Located at 5268 North St., Somis, CA 93006 Call 805.386.5711 Ext. 26

www.knowledgequestmaps.com Blackline Maps and Timelines of World History......Knowledge Quest Maps are clear, uncluttered, accurate and perfect for coloring!!! "I highly recommend them as a simple, yet effective way to develop the young student's geographical awareness of the ancient world!" Susan Wise Bauer... author of "Story of the world" and co-author of "The Well-Trained Mind."
Call or write for a brochure and samples: Knowledge Quest Maps, P.O. Box 44, Boring, Oregon 97009 or call 503.663.1210 or visit www.knowledgequestmaps.com

"And There Shall be Wars" WW11 Diaries & Memories by Bud Wagner....Plus 178 historical photos and documents....Historically Significant....Painstakingly Documented....Irresistibly Human and Personal...Useful Resource for Ages 12 to Adult...Help your Homeschooled Child learn what life was really like for the common soldier in WWll....More than just a diary Bud has added fifty ears of reflection and research to the diary entries...Call 218.729.8018 or email ennyman@cpinternet.com Originally $24.95.... Special Homeschooler discount..$15.00 Send check or money order to: Ed Neuman, 4042 Sandberg Road, Duluth, MN 55810 (plus $4.00 S & H)

Travel Brains.....Great Battles of the Civil War Animated....Finally, a complete history
of the Civil War, communicated in a way that gets kids excited!! Only $29.99
Four movies provide an overview of the entire Civil War and three critical turning points.
Animated Battles with historic photographs, audio recording from solders diaries and more...Virtual tours....Weapons and tactics....Army profiles.... Featuring Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and 2nd Manassas..... call toll free 888.458.6475

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