Monday, April 06, 2015

New Products!

We are so excited to announce that we are now offering several products that we feel make wonderful additions to the BFB collection! Check them out here:

Our Geography Through Literature program is one of our most beloved studies. Year after year families share their experiences of traveling the world with Minn, Paddle-to-the-Sea and Seabird and that stalwart Tree on the Santa Fe Trail. Now, you can add even more value to this award-winning program! Beautiful Feet Books and Institute for Excellence in Writing have teamed up to provide a course of instruction that incorporates geography, science, history, and writing instruction, all using the classic works of Holling C. Holling—Paddle-to-the-Sea, Tree in the Trail, Seabird, and Minn of the Mississippi*.  While students learn history and geography from these Caldecott and Newbery award-winning works, they will also enjoy discovering the principles of writing with structure and style developedby Andrew Pudewa. You and your students will discover and discuss the panorama of American wildlife, the opening of new frontiers, transportation systems and industry, heroic struggles with natural forces, and native American peoples and their ways. Then be your students’ writing coach and editor as they learn to take notes, summarize references, write from pictures, compose a story and a personal letter, and put together a research report! Check it out here.

A Noble Experiment
Over the years we have been asked many, many times what we recommend for Civics. In this self-directed program we think we have found the answer. Your student will embark on an exciting one-semester (16 week) study of government. BFB is glad to offer you a new product: A Noble Experiment - The History and Nature of the American Government. Designed around the national civics standards, this high school government course utilizes primary source documents to teach the history and principles of our democratic republic. From our research, there is nothing quite like this on the market.

Course materials include a consumable student workbook, a teacher resource CD, and twenty-four video lessons on DVD. The student workbook contains all primary source readings, required and optional student activities, and unit assessments to accompany the DVD lessons.

The Teacher Resource CD contains printable copies of the course outline, the course syllabus, answer keys for all graded student assignments, a grad book to record individual assignment scores, and optional activities for use by the motivated student or home school co-op groups. It also contains the entire transcript of the video lessons, with highlighted key concepts. This format enables the teacher quickly to look up pertinent information without the need to watch the video lessons. Students may also use the transcript to review for assessments. The CD concludes with a course description for use on the student's high school transcript.Each video session is a self-contained instructional module. More like a conversation than a lecture, the videos cover all the major topics in the National Standards for Civics and Government at the high school level.

Why the title A Noble Experiment? We think the following excerpt from the student workbook says it quite well:
On September 17.1787, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention signed the completed Constitution of the United States. Patterned after the ancient Roman Republic, with elements of Greek democracy and Enlightenment political philosophy, the Constitution set in motion a form of government based on the premise that people can successfully rule themselves. What a radical concept in an eighteenth-century world dominated by monarchs and tyrants!Like the "holy experiment" of its Puritan predecessor, this "noble experiment" altered the course of history for oppressed peoples everywhere. Its ideals have been exported to the four corners of the earth. Millions live in freedom under its principles. Yet it remains an experiment because each succeeding generation must prove the hypothesis of successful self-government.
Zeezok Publishing's high school government course explores the creation, implementation, and evolution of this experiment.

Practical & Foundational Economics
Economics is the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind. Although relatively few men and women make a living from studying, explaining, or teaching its principles, economics affects every human being on a daily basis. Why do some people struggle just to survive, while others live in luxury? Is a free-market economy really better than a command economy? What makes certain items more valuable than others? You’ll discover the answers to these questions and more in Practical & Foundational Economics.

Designed around the national economics standards, Zeezok Publishing’s Practical & Foundational Economics provides a solid foundation for life and future economic studies. The carefully crafted text and “hands-on” approach to economic principles makes the subject matter interesting and applicable to the student. Every lesson provides real-life situations and opportunities for the student to use the knowledge they are acquiring in unique and memorable ways. Practical & Foundational Economics emphasizes critical-thinking skills and evaluation of historical and contemporary economic events. It strikes a balance between success in this life and the wisdom of investing in things of eternal value.

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