Magnifico Publications

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!

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

03/17/2016

The following bookstores in San Francisco now carry our book, Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area: Bird & Beckett Books, Dog-eared Books, Alley Cat, Folio Books, and Alexander Book Company.

03/15/2016

The book, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies [2014] by William B. Russell, recommends Richard Di Giacomo's simulations as an example of best practices in education. Russell says, "Di Giacomo has convincingly pointed out that simulation games provide real, authentic learning and that learning is most likely to occur when students are engaged in the material and, most importantly, when they get the chance to do something rather than simply passively receiving information. Simulation games involve students in active decision making and help them see the consequences of good and bad decisions."

02/09/2016

Richard Di Giacomo will be presenting at the California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Costa Mesa on Saturday, March 5, from 7:45-8:45 a.m. He will discuss how teachers can get their lesson plans published.

01/29/2016

Historical Gems of the SFO Bay Area is now available at the following East Bay bookstores: Walden Pond Books, Diesel Books, and all three locations of Pegasus Books in Oakland, Berkeley, and Albany.

01/07/2016

Our books, The Ohlone Teacher Resource and Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area are now available at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Museum.

11/24/2015

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available for sale at the following fine historical sites:
Oakland Museum of California
The Winchester Mystery House
Wings of History Museum
Morgan Hill Historical Society
Fort Ross
The Haas-Lilienthal House
Sunnyvale Heritage Park
Hiller Aviation Museum
Monterey County Agricultural Life Museum
Red Oak Victory Ship
and the following bookstores:
Bell's Books of Palo Alto and Book Revue of Los Gatos

Many more sites are on the way!

10/02/2015

Richard Di Giacomo will be a featured speaker this Sunday at noon at the conference for the California Council for the Promotion of History at the Museum of Monterey. The public is welcome. He will be speaking about how he did the research and travel for his book, Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area.

09/15/2015

Richard Di Giacomo will appear at the Chitactac Family Day on Sept. 19, 2015
10:00 AM until 02:00 PM. He will bring some interesting artifacts and sign copies of the Ohlone Teacher Resource and Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Richard Di Giacomo doing a book signing last Saturday at the Los Gatos Author's Fair.
08/27/2015

Richard Di Giacomo doing a book signing last Saturday at the Los Gatos Author's Fair.

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available as an e-book on Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, and h...
03/10/2015
eBooks for Education - DedicatedTeacher.com eStore

Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area is now available as an e-book on Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, and http://www.dedicatedteacher.com. Apple itunes bookstore and print versions are coming soon.
California historian - Stephen Payne, PhD says,
This is a book that every visitor, teacher, historian, and citizen interested in local history should have at within reach as they head out the door in search of a fun-filled interesting day exploring the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Richard DiGiacomo has visited almost every place in this book personally. He has written the must-have book on museums and historic sites from Monterey County in the south to Sonoma County in the north. Includes key information on each museum.

The DedicatedTeacher.com eStore is the leading online supplier of educational eBooks and digital resources for teachers and parents.

06/23/2014

The Colma Historical Society is using illustrations from the Ohlone Teacher's Resource for their display on the local Native Americans. They also sell the book in their gift shop now.

09/09/2013

The 2nd edition of a The History Teacher's Movie Guide has been released. There are many more reviews and updated technology tips. This book recently received a five star rating on Amazon from a history education professor.

02/25/2013

Richard Di Giacomo will appear at the California Council for the Social Studies 52nd Annual Conference. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Burlingame, CA, at the Hyatt Regency: San Francisco Airport. Room Sandpebble C.
The session will be entitled:
Hands-on History: Exciting & Engaging Simulations for Early US History
Description:
Exciting and engaging simulations for Upper Elementary and Middle School US History. Students are put in the role of key decision makers. Sample lesson on 19th century reform movements provided.

02/25/2013

Just added EBSCO and Barnes & Nobles to our list of distributors. All of our titles are available on their websites now.

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