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resources for Adventist elementary or primary education with regard to history, geography, environment, economics, citizenship and other social sciences


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    NAD Elementary Social Studies Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 social studies classes in North American Adventist schools: CultureTime, Continuity, and Change

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    NAD Standards for High School Social Studies and Social Science Courses Grade 7-Grade 12
    Download the performance standards for social studies instruction in North American Adventist high schools: World Geography World...

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    SoSmart - NAD Social Studies Management and Resource Tool for Multi-grade Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The SoSmart manual is designed to assist the multi-grade teacher in planning and teaching social studies. Four cycles for both lower and upper grades incorporate the North American Division Social Studies Standards and content from the approved social...

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    Teacher Bulletin Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multi-grade/multi-age elementary classes.

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    A No-Paper Day Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a no-paper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,...

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    An Indigenous People - Exploring the Regions Grade 3-Grade 8
    "From the verdant lands in the north to the glowing deserts of the mid-west and the variety of terrain in the south, Native Americans have lived with ingenuity, practicing ecology and fostering a strong sense of community. As you work through...

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    An Indigenous People - Native Americans Grade 5-Grade 8
    "Nomads, farmers, fishermen, warriors, city and cave dwellers were some of the choices these special people made to shape their lives. As a result, their cultures were varied, and their lifestyles were different due to the geographical areas in which...

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    Archaeology Unit Grade 1-Grade 8
    Pep up your history by teaching this unit and then presenting your history lessons through the lens of archeology! Archaeology plays an important part in our society in shaping our world-view. This unit has been used to introduce history to many different...

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    Back to the Past Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Focuses on the Howick Historical Village in New Zealand, but also suggests benefits of making history real for the students in your own classroom.

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    Celebrate Cultures Grade 5-Grade 10
    "This unit will focus on cultures of Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South America, Australia and Oceania, the Caribbean and Europe. It is designed to accommodate teachers that may choose to cover all or selected geographical regions....

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    Coming to America WebQuest Grade 5-Grade 8
    Coming to America, considered the land of opportunity, was the dream of thousands of immigrants. America was the answer. Take a trip back in time to study the people and situations which influenced their decision to leave everything behind to come to America....

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    Communities - Guided Reading Worksheets Grade 3-Grade 4
    Download 12 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to prompt careful reading of the lessons in the current NAD Adventist Social Studies curriculum for Grades 3 and 4.

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    Educating for Citizenship - Social Studies in Contemporary Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Land provides an overview of the purpose of and methods for biblically integrated social studies in North American Adventist K-12 curriculum. Emphasizing citizenship education, he concludes, "social studies aims to help children and young people understand...

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    Ellis Island Grade 3-Grade 8
    "This unit allows students to gain facts and information regarding the early history of Ellis Island and later to gain knowledge of its purpose. This mini-unit will reflect on the experiences of immigrants and the actual process of immigration as it took...

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    Explorer Unit and Fair Grade 1-Grade 8
    This unit is designed for heterogeneous groups from middle school or a 1-8 program. This was used with grades 4-9, three person teams. Skills developed include drawing maps to scale, portrait painting, writing a news article, making a timeline, correct form...

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    FORTE - For Talents in Education Differentiated Activities for K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    FORTE's differentiated activities and learning experiences, currently available for social studies and math with language arts to come, are designed with a variety of learning styles, multiple intelligences, and creative gifts in mind. The free activities...

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    Four Norwegians Who Made a Difference Grade 6-Grade 8
    "In this unit, students will research the contributions of four well-known Norwegians: Amundsen, Grieg, Heyerdahl, and Eriksson. They will analyze their contributions to the world related to discovery and exploration, geography, and the arts. Students...

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    French History Sample Lesson Grade 7-Grade 11
    This sample faith-integrated lesson investigates French history and standing firm for one's faith despite societal pressures. Focuses on the reign of Louis XIV and the Waldenses. Originally shared through the Journey to Excellence website.

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    Geography Questions for Prentice Hall World Studies Textbooks Grade 5-Grade 6
    The comprehension questions and teacher answer key in this resource correspond to the four Social Studies textbooks are used in North American Adventist sixth grade classrooms (or in small schools may be used every other year in a 5th/6th grade classroom)....

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    Global Issues Education Projects by Subject Matter Grade 4-Grade 12
    This global issues starter kit gives teachers resources to provide students information about the world that is timely, relevant and classroom appropriate with regard to the major issues the world's citizen are currently facing. It also seeks to inspire desire...

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    Global Village Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An overview of the construction process and perspective behind Global Village '92. The Global Village, sponsored by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was built on La Sierra

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    Hands-on Social Studies for the Multigrade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special social studies, history, and geography issue suggests steps and activities to help multigrade teachers organize their time and make social studies exciting for elementary students. Teachers should make a yearly plan and outline...

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    Helping Students Appreciate the Contributions of Minorities Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article gives special attention to ways to integrate black history into the social-studies curriculum. Recommendations given will facilitate an ongoing study of black history and heritage. Suggestions are divided into primary, intermediate, and upper...

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    Inclusive Curricula, Pedagogies, and Environments in the Social Studies Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Defining learning outcomes is a primary challenge in teaching and learning about diversity; thus, adopting and practicing culturally responsive ideology responds to all students’ needs by focusing on inclusive curricula, pedagogies, and environments."

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    Interview with the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas Play Grade 5-Grade 6
    This play was written for 6th grade students to perform after studying about the Inca, Aztec and Mayan empires and their conquest by the Spanish. The number of parts can be combined if needed. A powerpoint presentation was used as a background on a big screen...

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    Kids at Work - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 7
    NAD Pathways Grade 7 selection for Theme 8: Yesterday. "More than 2 million American children under 16 years of age were a regular part of the workforce. Many of them worked 12 hours or more a day, six days a week, for pitiful wages under unhealthy and...

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    Language Arts - Using Ed Helper Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Tammy shares how Bella Coola Adventist School is using edhelper.com to create and save worksheets for math skills, social studies, and science activities.

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    Let Your Light Shine Before Others Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Dianne Craig shares a faith integrating Social Studies exercise that also encourages her students to become personally engaged in Social Studies. Students are encouraged to create a 'Hall of Portraits' that represents the heroes in their lives - people of...

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    Life in a Medieval Castle Webquest Grade 5-Grade 8
    Bring medieval studies to life with this interactive online learning project about what life was like in a castle.

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    Little House on the Prairie Social Studies Unit Grade 3-Grade 5
    This unit helps students learn about early American history, contrasting it to life today. Focusing on the Midwest region of the United States, students explore pioneer life, culture and customs for both the pioneers and Native Americans. This 3-week unit...

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    Make it Count - Integrated Unit of Study Grade 5-Grade 8
    Each unit integrates instruction in Directed Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Students also incorporate social skills development, character building, and service experiences throughout the unit. The North American Division Curriculum Guides...

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    Maritcha - A Nineteenth Century American Girl - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 7
    NAD Pathways Grade 7 selection for Theme 7: Personal Feelings and Growth. "Maritcha was born in New York City in 1848. For most of her youth, she and her family lived in Lower Manhattan. Her life mirrored that of many children of the time, but it took...

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    Math - Modern Olympic Timeline Grade 2-Grade 4
    A creative thematic instruction idea involving math, history, and current events.

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    Medieval Europe Unit Grade 6-Grade 9
    Choose from a series of resources that integrate faith with the study of Medieval Europe: hands-on activities, journals, worksheets, overheads and notes.

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    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 3
    NAD Pathways Grade 3 selection for Theme 2: My World & Others. "This is the true story of a young seven-year-old German girl named Mercedes Simon and the American pilot Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping...

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    Mission Geography Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teaching social studies and geography with a world missions perspective takes planning. E. Stanley Chace shares the experience of students from a small rural elementary school who selected a country they wanted to study, and in pairs and small groups, planned...

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    NAD Social Studies Curriculum Guide K-8 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2005 40-page NAD curriculum guide includes the Adventist philosophy guiding Social Studies education, general goals, strands and essential learnings in history, civics and government, geography, economics, individuals, society and culture. Appendix A...

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    Neighborhood: A Multicultural Simulation Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, the authors provide an example of how a social studies interactive simulation can provide opportunities for pre-service teachers, master teachers, parents, and students to collaborate in teaching cooperative learning skills. A simulation allows...

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    Night at the Museum Grade 5-Grade 10
    7th and 8th grade students create a living museum by researching, preparing displays, and then acting as characters for their guests.

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    On Teaching the History of the Holocaust - A View from the United States Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Since we live [in] an age of some anxiety over the future of Holocaust memory and Holocaust education, educators should teach Holocaust history without flattening it, providing an approach that wrestles with the specificities of the Holocaust and...

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    Our Nation - Past and Present Grade 1-Grade 3
    "The purpose of this unit is to provide materials that will assist teachers of grades 1-3 in teaching a patriotic unit emphasizing various aspects of the United States of America. This unit is prepared for use in conjunction with the curriculum for the...

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    Parallel Timeline - Adventist, World & USA History, 1800 to 2008 Grade 7-Grade 12
    A parallel time line highlighting significant historical dates from the 18th-21st centuries in the areas of: United States history, World History, and the History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Very user friendly.

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    Plays - Drama Unit Grade 5-Grade 8
    This unit is developed to introduce students to the elements of plays and drama. Add interest to your worships and Bible lessons by having your students write a play on a Bible passage. Use the play-writing skills to write a Thanksgiving play or plays about...

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    Profile 1: Curriculum Innovation Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The classroom becomes a village at Paradise Adventist Academy. Students participate in an exciting simulation on what westward expansion was like during the year 1875. This activity includes a several-day long trip in a 19th Century wagon which students themselves...

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    Refugee Simulation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Challenge your students to survive many of the difficulties refugees do during this simulation. Thoughtful and compassionate discussion is sure to follow.

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    Regions - Guided Reading Worksheets Grade 3-Grade 4
    Download 13 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to prompt careful reading of the lessons in the Lake Union textbook for Grades 3 and/or 4.

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    Revolutionary War Unit Lesson Plans Grade 3-Grade 8
    This Revolutionary War unit includes activities and links to useful websites.

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    Social Studies - Serfing Game Grade 6-Grade 8
    A description of a game called 'Serfing' in which students experience a simulation of the feudal system in medieval Europe.

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    Social Studies - Using British Columbia Provincial Archives Grade 4-Grade 10
    Enhance social studies lessons using primary sources online through provincial archives, such as the BC Archives. Take your class on a virtual field trip using historical...

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    Social Studies and Art Ideas for Grade 6 Grade 5-Grade 6
    Looking for creative ideas for active social studies lessons? Peruse 10 themed photo albums with photo captions that provide teaching ideas. Ruth Murdoch Elementary 6th graders work is organized under album titles: guitar making, colonial days, Oregon trail,...

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    Social Studies Fair Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Keep students engaged in learning through to the year-end with this year-long project idea.

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    Social Studies for Students of Developing Countries Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special social studies, history, and geography issue explores how basic knowledge in the social sciences helps citizens in a global community to develop attitudes to make sound and independent judgments. Living in a state of constant...

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    Social Studies Projects for Cycle 3 Grade 1-Grade 8
    This series of projects is aligned with cycle 3 of the Social Studies curriculum for Adventist small schools in North America. This resource is made up of instructions for students to complete each project. Many projects involve the integration of technology.

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    Songs of America - 18 Classic Songs Preschool-Grade 6
    Cedarmont Kids perform on this CD, which features songs like Yankee Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and You're a Grand Old Flag, as well as other well-known American folk songs. Both the singing and accompaniment...

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    Teacher E-Clips - Salty Christian Popcorn Company Grade 3-Grade 6
    Students experienced practical learning by starting a business to facilitate understanding the concept of free enterprise. They learned about the mechanics of popcorn popping, performed experiments on expansion and yield, and worked assembly lines. They created...

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    Teaching Bible in the Third Dimension - How Geography Illuminates the Scriptures Tertiary-Lifelong
    A study of biblical geography dramatically influences our ability to understand the Bible because it provides insights into city size, population, climate, transportation, distances, and geology, which are not self-evident in the Bible stories. The article...

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    The Cabin Faced West and Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West - Unit Plan Grade 4-Grade 5
    This unit lesson plan integrates language arts, social studies, art, music and Bible. It familiarizes students with events from American History through the use of books, films, DVDs, class discussions, writing and enrichment projects. The lessons are...

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    The Forbidden School House - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 8
    NAD Pathways Grade 8 selection for Theme 8: Yesterday. "They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school window. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put...

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    The Life and Times of Sojourner Truth - An Interdisciplinary Unit Grade 1-Grade 4
    "This unit will provide a historical perspective of the plight of slaves, through the life of Sojourner Truth. Students will develop a clearer understanding of the importance of forgiveness. In spite of the inequality that we may face in life, God expects...

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    The Patchwork Quilt Grade 3-Grade 8
    Background stories about the Bride's Quilt and the Freedom Quilt. Items for students to research and report on when using this as an integrated lesson are listed.

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    The Story Teller - Fun Felt Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Site to buy felt boards, books, dolls, puppets and lesson helps for teachers, parents, Sabbath School, or homeschoolers. Includes nature/science, farm, religious, Christmas, math, social studies--however, just listing by topic doesn't do this site justice....

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    The Summer Olympics - A Multidisciplinary Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "The purpose of this unit is to explore the diversity of our global culture through the eyes of sports. The Summer Olympics provides a great opportunity to study social studies, language arts, health, art, music, religion, and physical education all in...

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    The Travels of Tavers: Using Theme/Journal Books in Your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Carolyn Scheller shares a creative way of stimulating interest and inspiring creativity in the social studies classroom. Each year she selects a mascot for her class; the mascot travels with the class and their families on field trips or family excursions....

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    Training up a Child in the Right Way - Stewardship for Adventist Students Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Stewardship includes use of body, abilities, time, material possessions and the world. This article includes two pages of sample activities grouped by subject area.

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    Unit Plan - Where in the World is Timbuktu? Grade 5-Grade 8
    "This unit is geared for middle to junior high grade levels. It is intended for use with students as a unit in World Cultures. There is a wealth of information and lessons within the unit. It is not intended to be used in its entirety. Pick and choose as you adapt the material for your students."

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    Unlocking the Memories - Enjoying Poetry Unit Plan Grade 7-Grade 10
    "This unit is designed as a five-week unit for ninth graders, but may be adapted for other grade levels. The fifth week may be allocated to the completion and publication of projects. Activities have been integrated with the social studies and music disciplines...

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    Who is Ben Carson? Integrated Unit Grade 5-Grade 8
    This middle school language, science and social studies unit explores the difficulties and achievements of Christian pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Please note that Seventh-day Adventist school cannot endorse a political candidate because of non-profit...

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    Why Teach Social Studies? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In analyzing social studies teaching, educators must ask what values they want to convey to students and whether the current curriculum meets these goals. The curriculum and guidelines for the K-8 social studies curriculum from the Organization of American...

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    Wisconsin Conference Education Fair Handbook Grade 1-Grade 12
    Wondering how to run a Science or Educational Fair? Download the Wisconsin Conference Educational Fair booklet for ideas on how it's done. This 29 page document includes goals and objectives, project categories, requirements, miscellaneous suggestions, a registration...

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    World's Fair Unit Grade 1-Grade 9
    This unit is designed for heterogeneous groups from middle school or a 1-8 program. Students are divided into small groups that choose a country, do research on that country, and complete a number of activities that integrate various subjects (e.g. creating...