Magnifico Publications publishes history curriculum for educators, and all of our products are compiled by teachers, specifically for teachers. We specialize in filling an educational niche, and our books address a previously unfulfilled need in the social studies curriculum for fun and engaging products. Magnifico Publication’s products feature proven techniques for motivating students to be personally involved in history, and are accessible to students of all ability levels. Our selection of resources include books on historical role-playing games that involve an entire classroom, activities for students studying American History, teacher support books to assist in the choosing of appropriate educational films, historical humor, creative geography activities, and special topics, such as California Indians and Renaissance explorers. We also publish a collection of short stories that focus on the theme of time travel. Our eBooks are especially constructive in helping educators reach students who may not be engaged with more traditional classroom activities, while also providing the opportunity for enrichment and extension for students who want to go beyond the core curriculum. Magnifico Publications is dedicated to helping you provide meaningful and memorable educational experiences in your classroom.
Historian and educator Richard Di Giacomo brings us a multi-generational tale about a family's journey to define and defend their faith. First their is Agga, a humble potter in Ur, in Ancient Mesopotamia. He is struggling to escape the hopelessness of polytheism when he encounters the new faith of Abraham. Then there is Tola, a leader of Israel in the time of the Judges, who must find a way to defeat the Philistine invaders when he knows nothing of war. Next, there is Shemayah, who believes in an exciting new teacher named Jesus, but must somehow convince his skeptical brothers. Finally there is Valeria, a gentle Byzantine scholar who feels compelled to tell the incredible story of God's miraculous provision for her family, but lives in a world where gifted women are not taken seriously. As you read the story of how this strong and dedicated family overcomes spiritual and physical challenges, your own faith will be inspired and uplifted! (Contains adult themes, but no profanity or sexually explicit scenes).
The San Francisco Bay Area is loaded with fascinating and unique historical sites that represent a broad range of historical events and eras. A resident of the Bay Area or a tourist in town for a few days can see a wide range of historical sites all within a day's drive of San Francisco. This book may also be useful for a teacher or parent who is looking for an educational field trip which ties in with the child's curriculum in a history, literature, or science class. Others may find it interesting to learn more about the Native Americans or pioneer settlers in a local community. So, whether you are just curious about what is inside that old historical house in your neighborhood, want to know how a specific historical event played out in your area, or are just looking for an interesting day trip, this book has something for you. Many people are familiar with the more famous sites in California. It is not uncommon to see tourists make a trip to see all of the California missions or Gold Rush towns, but there are also scores of lesser-known sites within the Bay Area that highlight a particular historical event or offer a comprehensive overview of the history of that town or region. More than just a tour guide, the book is broken into sections with essays that acquaint the reader with the history that is covered by the representative museums or sites. DiGiacomo goes beyond the traditional city, county, state, and national museums and historic sites that feature famous people, historic homes and events. He also covers museums devoted to agriculture, business, Hispanic California, immigration, military posts, mining, Native Americans, transportation, sports, as well as science and technology. He thoughtfully includes key information on each museum such as its location, web address, hours of operation, cost, and what a visitor can expect to encounter. Over 220 historical sites are listed.
Time travel, immortality, alternate history, and more! Fascinating tales from the past, the present, and the future...Examining the intriguing aspects of the nature of time, these stories include:Seeing the world through the eyes of ancient tree that remains unchanged on its lonely mountaintop as the centuries come and go.Adventurers who try to go back and change history to save a glorious ancient city that they love.A Native American who comes back to life and wonders what has become of the world that he once knew.A Civil War re-enactor who wishes he could go back to see the real events so badly, he can almost taste it.Rumors abound about a book of secrets that has been passed on from president to president. Can it be true?A curious boy who is so obsessed with dinosaurs that he wishes he could walk among them.A lonely modern explorer who goes on a quest to find the last place on earth to remain untouched by humans.An aging hippie who wrestles with the question: Did he change the world or did it change him?A retired military man whom after doing some family history research is saddened by the realization that he is the last of his line.A young Italian college student is tormented by the enigma of his strange dreams. What could they telling him about himself and the nature of time and existence?In a dark, possible future, alien students view the Earth as an object lesson of how not to run a civilization.In a hopeful, alternate future, America is re-energized by a new age of discovery in space.These thought-provoking stories will capture your imagination and leave you talking about them for days.
Motivate your students to study history and social studies! When faced with an uninteresting part of their lesson, social studies students will sometimes say, "When am I going to use this stuff?" This book addresses this common lament by providing 50 lesson plans that demonstrate how the skills learned in social studies classes are used in a wide variety of jobs. This is more than just another careers book. These activities give your students the chance to interview actual working professionals who use social studies skills in their jobs whether they studied social science in college or not!
This book is a resource book for teachers who need further information to help them teach their students about the Ohlone Indians of Northern California. This unit is mandated in the History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools and the History-Social Science Content Standards for Grade Three which says: 3.2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.Full color images of Ohlone sites, homes, tools, and historical paintings Classroom activities A complete list of places to visit to learn about the Ohlone An extensive bibliography of Ohlone books, films, websites and CD-ROM's
Finding, funding, and using the right films and video equipment can be challenging for history teachers.Did you know that:The movie Prince of Egypt was banned in Egypt?In the movie Troy, ancient Trojans are shown using llamas that could only be found in the New World at that time?Oliver Stone's movie JFK was so controversial that he wrote a whole book defending it?The movie 300 is based on a comic book and not meant to show historical reality at all?No one in the West has ever made a major motion picture featuring the life of Vladimir Lenin?This book helps you get good films that are free from bias, anachronisms, or objectionable content. There are many great tips on how to use films more effectively in your classroom and interesting assignments to go with them.
Torture your students with corny geography and history jokes.