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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.

  • Hotchalks Lesson Plans Page Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Over 4,000 free lesson plans for K-12 teachers in many subjects including: Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Language Arts, Computers and the Internet, Art, PE, and Health.

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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,...

  • A Walk Through Time Grade 5-Grade 12
    Online lessons with bibliography, on following topics: ancient calendars, early clocks, revolution in time keeping, the atomic age, world time scales and NIST time calibration. These webpages were developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

  • ABC Tools to Create Documents Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "abcteach provides tools to help teachers create the documents they need for their classrooms when they can't find exactly what they are looking for elsewhere. You can try all of our tools for free!" Tools generator includes ABC sort,...

  • Amazon Interactive: Ecotourism Grade 7-Grade 12
    A web adventure that teaches students decision making and social studies. Interactive ecotourism simulation. Make decisions affecting an Amazon rain forest tribe and their views of ecotourism.

  • America's Story from America's Library Grade 4-Grade 12
    Discover the stories of the United States of America's past with quality interactive online learning organized in 5 sections: Meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play, and See, Hear, and Sing. Multimedia, amazing...

  • An Adventure of the American Mind Grade 5-Lifelong
    Link to workshops about using primary documents including powerpoints, instructional activities, and discovering primary sources online.

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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...

  • Annenberg Learner: Renaissance Grade 7-Grade 12
    Visit the age of the renaissance through this online trip back in time. Explore how the renaissance grew out of the middle ages, plan a trading trip across the ocean and see if you can make a profit for your investor, read about how printing changed the way...

  • Annenberg Learner: The Middle Ages Grade 7-Grade 12
    Learn about all aspects of living in the Middle Ages. Explore feudal life, religion, homes, clothing, health, arts & entertainment, and town life. Mini-activities within sections include figuring out which medieval cathedral collapsed, who would wear what...

  • Apples 4 the Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Find free coloring pages and classroom activities for everything from holidays to history. Or use interactive learning games, quizzes, and a worksheet generator for creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies, and more.

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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...

  • Asia Society Grade 6-Tertiary
    Asia Society is a group dedicated to education of and strengthening of ties with Asia and the Pacific. Lesson plans can be found in the "Resources for Schools" section. Games and other activities can be found in the "For Students" section....

  • Ask Magazine Grade 1-Grade 4
    "ASK is the magazine about science, history, inventors, artists, and more. . .Designed to spark your child's interest in arts and science, Ask explores intriguing topics such as why animals sleep, why people love music, and how the solar system was formed....

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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.

  • BBC Bitesize Preschool-Grade 12
    Online activities and video clips by grade level or subject. Christian teacher discretion needed in selecting materials for faith-based learning. Videos not available outside of the UK.

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - For Kids Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This site provides a wealth of US history information categorized by grade and includes fact sheets, games, maps, overviews of government functions and election processes, easy-to-read explanations of important government documents and extensive links to further...

  • Biographical Dictionary Grade 1-Grade 12
    This dictionary includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by names, birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, miscellaneous...

  • Brain Pop Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices." It utilizes interactive online learning with quizzes, game play, and activities in many subjects.

  • British Museum Ancient Egypt Tour Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Take an online tour of the British Museum's display of ancient Egyptian artifacts: Egyptian life, geography, mummification, pharaohs, pyramids, temples, time, trades, writing. Well organized information, excellent student activities and questions, teacher...

  • Calisphere - A World of Primary Resources and more Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories,...

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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....

  • Classroom Atlas Grade 5-Grade 8
    Atlas suitable for intermediate students. Newly expanded to include more physical, political, and thematic maps. Clearly organized by continent, this atlas is packed with photographs, graphs, critical-thinking questions, brain teasers, and charts that illustrate...

  • Cobblestone Magazine Grade 4-Grade 8
    "COBBLESTONE has been telling America's story since 1980 and is the recognized leader in the study of American history for children. So fun they won't know they're learning! Kids ages 9 to 14 will enjoy reading about important American events and places,...

  • Cobblestone Publishing Website Preschool-Grade 8
    Cobblestone publishes seven magazines for young readers, ranging from preschool to eighth grade. Topics include science, social studies, California history, geography, African-American history. Links from page to each magazine, order information online. They...

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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.

  • Continental Press Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Continental Press and Seedling Publications prepare exceptional quality materials for students, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices. Subject areas include reading, language arts, social science, science, map skills, Spanish, ESL/ELL...

  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Grade 4-Lifelong
    "The diverse publications in this site include materials that will introduce you to the history, archaeology, and ecology of the Four Corners area. Teachers interested specifically in study guides and lesson plans should refer to the list of teacher resources,...

  • Discovery Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A streaming curriculum video-on-demand service for elementary and secondary education as well as professional development. Subject areas include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, science, American history, world history, world geography, world languages,...

  • Docs Teach Grade 5-Tertiary
    "Bring history to life for your students." Access ready-to-use tools for teaching with documents, and link to thousands of primary sources available through the USA national archives.

  • Early Native Americans Grade 1-Grade 6
    Harcourt provides unit projects, big ideas about the geography of the United States, lesson links, multimedia biographies, map and globe skills, and online adventures. Useful resources for teaching The Warrior Maiden unit in the Pathways language arts...

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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...

  • Education World Preschool-Lifelong
    Education World's goal is to make it easy for educators to integrate the Internet into the classroom. Includes a search engine for educational web sites only

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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...

  • Enchanted Learning Kindergarten-Grade 5
    A wealth of lesson ideas, kids' pages, games, maps, coloring pages of animals (very specific, with facts accompanying each), and more. Many resources are free. With $20 annual membership, access 20,000 more elementary resources in the following sections: Biology:...

  • eThemes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources that will help enhance your teaching and save you time. eThemes provides free, fast access to over 2,500 collections of websites."

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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...

  • Faces Magazine Grade 3-Grade 9
    Faces deals with people worldwide. Photographs, maps, time lines, activities, and contests all add interest as children roam the earth in their reading, one theme at a time. Some teacher-developed lessons available.

  • First International Collection of Tongue Twisters Grade 4-Lifelong
    A must-see page with over 1800 entries in 77 languages--search by language, or browse the one twister per language listed on the main page. In the entries for each country, a rough English translation is given at the bottom of each page. A really fun site...

  • Follow the Drinking Gourd Grade 1-Grade 6
    It sounded like a simple folk song sung by slaves, but it was really a map to freedom, for hidden in the lyrics were directions to the escape route known as the Underground Railroad. In glowing paintings that evoke the American folk tradition and a simple...

  • Footsteps Magazine Grade 4-Grade 9
    Footsteps is a magazine of African-American history for readers ages 9-14. It is written with a lively, readable style, enriched with great photos and art, contests, time lines, maps, recipes, project suggestions and more. Plenty of cross-curricular activities...

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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.

  • Front Porch Songs, Jokes & Stories Kindergarten-Grade 8
    48 Great Sing-Along Favorites. Includes animal songs, civil war songs, fiddle tunes, gospel, love songs, train songs, minstrel and sentimental songs, and songs that defy categories.

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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)....

  • Get Fit and Learn Geography with PE Central's LOG IT Program Grade 3-Grade 8
    "LOG IT is a FREE pedometer step and mile recording program for kids 3rd grade and up. Students can virtually walk around the USA with their classmates, log up to 6 days back, enter up to 25,000 (12.5 miles) steps a day and enjoy additional site features."...

  • Getting to Know the US Presidents - Thomas Jefferson and others Grade 2-Grade 5
    Author and illustrator Venezia writes, "I was surprised to learn that each and every president had an exciting life story and made decisions that effect our lives today. Even those who were president over a hundred years ago!" Other titles in this...

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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

  • Goode's World Atlas Grade 5-Grade 12
    With nearly 250 pages of physical/political maps, city maps and expanded ocean floor coverage, Goodes World Atlas has been the standard in educational atlases for more than 75 years. Among its unique features is a 35,000-entry pronunciation index.

  • Google Maps Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Google maps is a valuable tool for teaching geography, science, history, and even math. It supports many languages. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions. Explore new places, discover local favorites, navigate your world, visit landmarks,...

  • Great Websites for Kids Preschool-Grade 8
    "GWS features annotated links to web sites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings from astronomy and space to zoos and aquariums, from games and entertainment to geography and maps. There is also a...

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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...

  • How Stuff Works Grade 5-Lifelong
    Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes your refrigerator cold? Find clear explanations in categories: Computers & Internet, Living & Entertainment, Engines & Automotive, Around the House, Electronics & Communications,...

  • Internet 4 Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Internet4Classrooms helps teachers link to specific subject areas or areas of interest to K-12 teachers, including standardized testing practice links and links to current standards for each subject.

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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...

  • Invention of the Airplane Virtual Museum Grade 5-Lifelong
    This comprehensive website outlining aviation history contains a digital library that includes numerous books and articles, mostly dating to the turn of the century. A photo gallery contains video clips of early craft in flight, and numerous photographs of early planes. The Tale of the Aeroplane provides a brief account of how the airplane was invented. The plane database provides details on several early craft. The inventor's gallery contains a description of various personalities who worked in the field."

  • It's a Wild Ride - A Roller Coaster Design Project Grade 7-Grade 8
    This project engages 8th grade students in the design of roller coasters in their science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts classrooms. Intel provides the lessons and activities for each classroom during this five-week interdisciplinary project.

  • JumpStart Series Preschool-Grade 2
    Students learn to navigate through a schoolhouse full of interactive educational songs, puzzles, and games with a friendly host. Free membership required to play. Paid membership required for more options.

  • K-8 Student Web Lessons Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Online lessons, predominantly Math for grades 3-5, but including K-8 web-based lessons in science, social studies and language arts. This list includes the linked titles, grade level, author, and a very short description of the lesson.

  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

  • Kids Discover Grade 2-Grade 8
    Kids Discover is an award-winning series of more than 80 supplemental nonfiction titles, each focusing on a single topic in natural or social sciences. Each 20 page title covers all facets of that topic with engaging, lively, content-rich writing students...

  • Kids.gov Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Kids.gov is a site where kids can create, share, learn and have fun! We have pulled together great resources from across [United States] government that offer information that can help with anything from homework assignments to class projects, group...

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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.

  • Leonardo DaVinci Homepage Grade 4-Grade 8
    Interactive website for students dealing with the life and works of Leonardo DaVinci. There are content pages, interactive elements, and hands-on activities. Lesson plans invite students to explore DaVinci's world and creations and then try some of their own....

  • Lesson Paths Grade 5-Lifelong
    Lesson Paths (formerly MentorMob EDU) allows you to search for resources without having to sift through worthless items. Teachers choose resources and can edit or add to different categories.

  • Lesson Planet Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This commercial company "is dedicated to improving student education by providing teachers with a convenient way to discover and share innovative online lesson ideas and resources."

  • Lessons and Units on Ancient Egypt Grade 3-Grade 8
    Proteacher.com links to lessons and thematic units studying ancient Egypt.

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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...

  • Library of Congress Exhibitions Grade 7-Lifelong
    Many exhibits online, easily searchable, with links, questions, surveys, etc. Can tie in to many different areas such as history, literature, geography, culture.

  • Library Video Company Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This leading educational video distributor includes over 18,000 in-stock educational video and DVD titles.

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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.

  • Link to Learning - Ontario Curriculum Links Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Linking you to websites supporting the Ontario curriculum, by subject area: language, mathematics, the arts, science and technology, social studies, history and geography, health and physical education. Special sections included for kindergarten, teacher advisory...

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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...

  • Map Skills Grade 2-Grade 8
    Map Skills takes a grade-by-grade approach to teaching students how to interpret and learn from maps and globes, a fundamental content theme found in nearly every state’s academic standards. Topics/Skills include: symbols, map keys, boundaries, map scale...

  • Mason Crest Publishers Grade 7-Lifelong
    Mason Crest publishes core-curriculum related materials for US elementary and secondary schools, books that are high-quality and unique to the marketplace. Series categories include: American studies, children's reference, co-curricular activities, culture,...

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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.

  • Microsoft Lesson Plans Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Find new ways to enhance student learning through technology. Click the links below to view free apps and tools, most with education applications.

  • Minty - A Story of Young Harriet Tubman Grade 3-Grade 6
    This Winner of Coretta Scott King Award is a fictionalized story of Tubman's childhood. It introduces emotional aspects of slavery. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney add to the book's value. Potential causes for concern include: "Old Ben lit his pipe";...

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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...

  • Mission US - A Revolutionary Way to Learn USA History Grade 5-Grade 8
    "Mission US is an interactive adventure game designed to improve the understanding of American history by students in grades 5 through 8. The first game in a planned series, Mission 1: For Crown or Colony? explores the reasons for Revolution...

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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...

  • National Archives Teachers' Resources Grade 5-Lifelong
    A rich resource, including lesson plans, professional development and training for teachers, primary sources, activities, and video conferences.

  • National Council for the Social Studies - NCSS Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Providing leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators who teach knowledge, skills, and values for citizenship. The NCSS publishes the following journals: Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Middle Level Learning, and...

  • National Fire Protection Association - Education Programs Grade 1-Grade 8
    NFPA website with resources for educators. Programs include Learn not to Burn and Risk Watch, to help children learn safety. Lesson plans, Safety Source newsletter, community tool kits, and safety tips and fact sheets are some of the resources also available...

  • National Geographic Classroom Magazine Kindergarten-Grade 6
    National Geographic offers four classroom magazine that explore curriculum-based topics in science and social studies. Their website offers may free activities and facts for students. The Young Explorer Edition is written for children in kindergarten and first...

  • National Geographic Kids Grade 4-Grade 8
    National Geographic's magazine for kids. Features puzzles, pictures, games, stories, how-to instructions on crafts, hobbies, conservation, true-to-life adventure, articles on history, science, nature, geography. Online site, with games, videos, activities,...

  • National History Day Grade 6-Grade 12
    National History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events. This yearlong educational program fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth. In addition to acquiring useful historical knowledge...

  • National History Education Clearinghouse Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and the Stanford...

  • National Park Service Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Website of the National Park Service of America. Access curriculum based field trips to national parks, links to resources related to the parks, maps, passes, conservation information, much more. This is a treasure for American natural studies research.

  • NationMaster Education Statistics by Country Preschool-Grade 12
    NationMaster provides a wealth of statistics comparing education by country, in-depth country information including flags and multiple online maps for each, a large online encyclopedia, and much more.

  • Native Ground Music, Historic American Music & Folklore Preschool-Lifelong
    Native Ground Music is the comprehensive resource for authentic southern Appalachian music and traditional music of rural America, the Civil War, and the Old West. Includes gospel, bluegrass, and old-time folk music collections and a full catalog of outlaw...

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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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    NPUC Conflict with Creation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Supplemental book to use with chapter one of the Social Studies book, The Ancient World. Designed to offer the creation point of view of early man. Contains biblical and spirit of prophecy references, worksheets, a letter to parents, and more.

  • Olympic.org Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Olympic website includes kids interactive learning tools, an excellent new virtual museum, and a wealth of information on every aspect of current olympic sports.

  • Online Basic Skill Games Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Link to a variety of online games reviewing basic skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Interactive websites are also listed for reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, and a range of online assessments.

  • Our Federal and State Constitutions - Illinois Edition Grade 3-Grade 8
    This is a concise 72-page streamlined worktext tailored to fulfill the required study of these units. The materials are written in an easy-to-read and understand format designed for students of all ages and abilities. A wide range of topics is covered, from...

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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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    Pathways Lesson Plan - Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West and The Cabin Faced West Grade 4-Grade 5
    This 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 designed...

  • Peace Corps Resources for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Lesson plans and stories for teachers from the Peace Corps.

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    Playing our Past - Six Adventist Heritage Plays Grade 1-Grade 10
    PLAYING OUR PAST is a series of plays about key events in Adventist history. They were written by the Canadian Union College Heritage Players: Eric Rajah, Producer; Keith Clouten, Script; Denise Dick Herr, Stage Production. These plays were published...

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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...

  • Quick Maps Grade 1-Lifelong
    Need a quick copy of a country map? Download one here, or read quick facts on each country.

  • Rand McNally's Educators' Website Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Contains links to geography and map-oriented programs and lessons online. Teacher resources. Educational materials to purchase.

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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.

  • Scholastic - Tom Snyder Productions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Tour the features of Scholastic's excellent experiential learning software kits.

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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...

  • Social Studies Games Preschool-Grade 4
    Delightful, ready-to use games to teach US holidays, presidents, states, and symbols to primary grade students.

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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...

  • Surfing the Net with Kids - Websites for Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Reviewed and rated websites for children. Barbara Feldman, a syndicated columnist and former computer consultant and programmer updates this website frequently, providing links to all sites reviewed.

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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...

  • Teacher Vision Preschool-Grade 12
    Over 20,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources organized by grades, subjects, and themes. Themes include major USA holidays, visual and performing arts, mathematics, science, seasons, health and physical education, reading and...

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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...

  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Grade 1-Lifelong
    Free access to thousands of the best primary American history sources are available through this organization. It "offers professional development opportunities for educators, provides documents and exercises for classroom use, and encourages excellence...

  • The History Net - Where History Lives on the Web Grade 5-Lifelong
    History Net has a "Daily Quiz" and "Today in History" in addition to a plethora of history sites. Includes weekly features and a forum in which you can talk with others about books, travel, Civil War and other topics.

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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...

  • The Oregon Trail Website Grade 2-Lifelong
    The Oregon Trail transports students to the 1850s, where as pioneers they must outfit their wagons for the journey west from Independence, Missouri. If students make the right decisions, they reach their destination. During the journey, students learn about...

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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.

  • The Stock Market Game Grade 4-Tertiary
    SMG gives students chances to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. They think they're playing a game. You know they're learning economic and financial concepts they'll use for the rest of their lives.

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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....

  • TIME for Kids Grade 1-Grade 8
    TIME magazine for kids is published 28 times a year from September to May.

  • timeanddate.com Kindergarten-Lifelong
    View the world clock, find the time in major cities around the world, personalize a clock on your website, view calendars for a variety of periods, customize calendars to print out, or find out interesting details about leap years, the next millenium, and...

  • Tracks Across Wyoming Grade 6-Grade 12
    Provides pictures and history of the southern Wyoming corridor which has been used for trading, ranching, railroads, and now interstate. Contains links and contact information for more information.

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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...

  • Usborne Books Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Usborne Books are fascinating, lavishly illustrated books written with humor, surprise and drama. They incorporate activities and puzzles to challenge a child's observation and intelligence. Their superb printing quality and exceptionally well-produced graphics,...

  • Using Primary Sources on the Web Grade 5-Lifelong
    "Written by the Instruction & Research Services Committee of the Reference and User Service Association History Section in the American Library Association." "This site has excellent resources to help teachers and students know how to find...

  • Wagon Wheels Grade 2-Grade 4
    An I Can Read book, level 3. The Muldies, a black family, moves from Kentucky to Kansas after the Civil War. They live in a dugout. The father leaves the boys to find an area with trees to settle. The youngsters stay alone awhile, then travel alone...

  • Watch Know Learn- Educational Video Source Preschool-Grade 12
    "WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The free videos are available to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory...

  • Whispers from the First Californians Grade 4-Grade 6
    A textbook exploring the history and culture of the Native Americans of California. It promotes a deeper understanding of their culture, love of nature, and use of natural resources. Many clear photographs, drawings, and tribal maps illustrate the informative...

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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...

  • World Fact Book Grade 3-Lifelong
    Access 32 years of world facts from the USA CIA World Factbooks, the United Nations Statistical Office, the Library of Congress Country Studies, and other sources from this free, easy-to-use online resource.

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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...