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Magnifico Publications Educational publications for Social Studies teachers Friends of Magnifico Publications. For history and social studies teachers and others interested in our publications.

If you like simulations, historical movies, geography, or historical humor this group is for you.

Mission: High-quality, low cost activities for social studies teachers. We strive to make lesson plans that motivate students to be more actively engaged in Social Studies. If there is a unmet need for a work of curriculum, we write it!

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06/04/2020
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05/27/2020
Rafael

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12/08/2019

My books are now available at Bookshop Santa Cruz, so if your looking for a gift try Tales of Time a short story anthology about time travel and alternate history, or Along the Rivers of Faith a multigenerational saga about a family in Ancient times. They also carry Ohlone Teacher Resource if you would like to know more about local Native people.

Exporting the French Revolution
11/11/2019
Exporting the French Revolution

Exporting the French Revolution

The year is 1799. The Revolution has triumphed in France. The king and all of his supporters have been defeated. All of the enemies of the Revolution within France have been captured and eliminated. French armies are now turning outward to capture neighboring countries and spread the Revolution to t...

Escape the Reign of Terror!
11/07/2019
Escape the Reign of Terror!

Escape the Reign of Terror!

Students play the role of émigrés trying to escape Revolutionary France. They must get out of Paris, out into the provinces, and across the borders with revolutionary agents trying to capture them at every stage! This is a lively game that gets them out of their seats and learning by being involve...

The Trial of The Shah of Iran Simulation
10/01/2019
The Trial of The Shah of Iran Simulation

The Trial of The Shah of Iran Simulation

An interesting "What if?" exercise for your students. What if the United States had agreed to extradite the Shah of Iran to stand trial in his homeland? Students will play out the roles of the Iranian Revolutionary Council, attorneys, and witnesses for the prosecution and the defense. This alternate...

09/16/2019
Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers

We have some new simulations on Teacherspayteachers.com. There is one on the Russian Revolution and the Italian unification movement. Soon there will be ones about the Revolutions of 1848 and the Fall of Communism. Psst, can you keep a secret? A whole new book of simulations may be on its way this year!

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Richard Di Giacomo will be appearing at the LocalLit 2018 authors’ fair at the King Library in San Jose on the Second Fl...
11/19/2018

Richard Di Giacomo will be appearing at the LocalLit 2018 authors’ fair at the King Library in San Jose on the Second Floor, Room 225.
Date & Time: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
I will be talking about my book, Along the Rivers of Faith, a novel about multiple generations of a family who have to defend their faith from the time of Abraham until the Byzantine Empire.

12/23/2017

We have sold 62 copies of the History Teacher's Joke Book in just this month! I guess a lot of kids are buying it for their teacher for Christmas!

10/25/2017

Richard Di Giacomo will be presenting at The National Council for the Social Studies. Presentation #844: What Will Your Students Remember in Ten Years? A Simulation
Friday, November 17, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Room: , Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., San Francisco

07/24/2017

We have converted all of our books to paperback binding now and updated most of the covers with attractive artwork and layout. We have a few copies left of the old spiralbound editions of Creative Geography and the History Teacher's Movie Guide that are being deeply discounted. Same content, just different binding. Contact us if you are interested.

04/21/2017

Many of our books can now be ordered from Books Inc.

04/07/2017

We are now on Bookbub.com
Check out our discounted e-books!

Our lesson plan "Historical Documentary Film Review" was given 4/4 stars by a customer on the Teachers Pay Teachers webs...
10/28/2016
Commodity Trading & Risk Management Solutions - Triple Point Technology, Inc.

Our lesson plan "Historical Documentary Film Review" was given 4/4 stars by a customer on the Teachers Pay Teachers website. This is a free sample from our book, The History Teacher's Movie Guide. It is packed with teaching tips, movie reviews, and even a list of every historical movie ever made listed by era! You can get this and many other of our books at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com at a much lower cost than the print editions. (Don't use the link below it is the wrong website, but Facebook won't let me remove it).

Triple Point Technology provides solutions for commodity trading, energy and oil risk management, and logistics.

09/29/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available at the Harris-Lass House in Santa Clara.

09/09/2016

The following Barnes & Noble bookstores will soon carry our book Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area: Redwood City, Hillsdale, Gilroy, San Bruno,El Cerrito, Blossom Hill, Eastridge, and Fairfield.

09/09/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area will soon be available at the Barnes and Noble in Santa Clara.

09/05/2016

Richard Di Giacomo will be a presenter at the 31st Annual Ohlone Day Celebration

Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 4 pm at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park off Highway 9 in Felton, Ca. Come by and get a signed copy of one of his books!

Celebrate the Ohlone Peoples of the past, present and future at the 31st Annual Ohlone Day on Saturday, September 10th at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. You will see traditional dances and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history. During this family-friendly event, visitors can throw an atlatl, play Ohlone games, find out how rocks were used to cook meals and much more!

08/21/2016

Most of our titles are now available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor book distribution companies. If you don't see them in your local bookstore, ask and they can order them.

We have re-released our book about careers that use social studies skills with a fresh title and cover design. It is now...
08/07/2016

We have re-released our book about careers that use social studies skills with a fresh title and cover design. It is now available from Amazon as ISBN-13: 978-1535260145.

07/30/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Ohlone Teacher's Resource are now being sold at the National Steinbeck Center and Downtown Book and Sound in Salinas.

07/14/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton and Rakestraw Books in Danville.

07/01/2016

Notre Dame de Namur University is going to use our book, Ohlone Teacher’s Resource as text book for a multicultural studies class this fall.

Richard Di Giacomo's new book, U.S. HISTORY ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Age of Exploration–21st Century has...
06/28/2016
Home Page - Social Studies School Service

Richard Di Giacomo's new book, U.S. HISTORY ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Age of Exploration–21st Century has been listed in the "new and notable" section of the socialstudies.com website.

socialstudies.com

05/31/2016

I will be at the Berkeley Historical Society booth at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend, June 4 / 5 from 3-4 p.m. Come by and I will sign a copy of my book for you.

05/08/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available at the Carmel Mission.

04/30/2016

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now being sold at Laurel Books in Oakland, University Press Books in Berkeley, and the Bookshop in Hayward. If you don't see it in your local book store or library yet, please request it. Thanks.

04/20/2016

A book signing session will be held at Railroad Book Depot
650 Railroad Ave.
Pittsburg, CA 94565 May 14, 2016
1:00 PM for Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area.

03/29/2016

Santa Clara Library recently added our book Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area to their collection. If you have the time, please put in a purchase request for it at your local library.

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