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resources regarding instruction organized around themes integrating several content areas


  • Adventist Resource
    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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    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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    Civics & Government Unit - Identifying Rules and Laws and Why They Exist Grade 1-Grade 2
    This integrated thematic unit is designed to help students identify rules and laws and why they exist. The Biblical perspective on order and interrelationships is woven through active learning experiences in Bible, Handwriting, Spelling, Math, Fine Arts, Social...

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    Classroom Management - A Class of Positive Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This unit is intended to help teachers apply 'best practices' discipline skills to their classroom teaching. Each lesson explains a skill used by teachers identified as effective and organized classroom managers. The skill description is followed by...

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    Classrooms Alive! Using Integrated Thematic Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article shares the excitement that comes with trying new teaching strategies. Bored with the same old lesson plans, worksheet, and rote learning, Tom and Kathy Roosma found themselves ready to leave teaching. However, after attending a Whole Language...

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    Coaching vs. Professing - Which Kind of Teacher are You? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Robert D. Boram discusses the advantages and disadvantages of two kinds of teaching: coaching and professing. Professing means lecturing, focusing on the teacher and content. Coaching means teaching for mastery, focusing on the student (as apprentices). Mastery...

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    Dying to Try a New Thematic Unit? Try a Trip to the Cemetery Grade 7-Grade 12
    Looking for a unique thematic unit and field trip idea? A trip to the cemetery can help students see that for Adventist Christians, the grave is only a temporary resting place. Michael England presents ideas for a cross curricular thematic unit plan, inclusive...

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    Economics Unit - Identifying the Specialized Work People Do Grade 1-Grade 2
    Use this comprehensive unit to help Grade 1 students identify the specialized work that people do, intentionally considering the Biblical perspective on vocation. The unit includes connections to Bible, Spelling, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science,...

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    Electricity and Magnetism Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "This cross curricular unit was created to support the Magnets and Electricity Unit for the Science Management and Resource Tool (SMART) which allows teachers the opportunity to provide interactive instructions for specific science topics. It caters to...

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    Endangered Species - A Tiger's Tail Grade 4-Grade 6
    The purpose of this interdisciplinary faith-based unit "is to teach our students about what it takes to save just one species, what man has done to cause the problems tigers are having, and what each of them can do to help save these beautiful animals....

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    Every Kid Deserves a Good Teacher! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Griffith shares how the two main goals of the Integrated Thematic Approach (ITI) model are in harmony with what educators were given over 100 years ago by Ellen White, which states "Present an education that is as high as heaven and as broad as...

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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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    From Horse and Buggy to Horseless Carriage Grade 1-Grade 8
    This is a thematic unit featuring the history of the automobile industry in Michigan. At the top of each lesson plan is a symbol indicating which of the eight multiple intelligences are being targeted in that particular lesson. Icons indicate technology and...

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    Globetrotter Correlation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Literature units correlated for small Adventist school use in grades 5-8. Includes materials for multiple intelligences, streamlining curriculum, etc.

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    Great Leaders and Leadership Principles Thematic Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "The world around us today has been shaped by the presence of the great leaders in history who have demonstrated leadership principles by inspiring and motivating people to follow them. Leaders such as Jesus, Moses, Martin Luther King, Jr., Clara Barton...

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    Holocaust Literary and Research Unit Grade 7-Grade 12
    This unit is designed to cover a nine-week quarter for sophomore students. The book Night by Elie Weisel is the primary literary text, but portions of The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal, Maus by Art Spiegelman, and various poetry from Holocaust victims is included...

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    Home Room Activity - A Day in the Life of... Grade 5-Grade 8
    A cross-curricular idea to create a whole theme day.

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    Integrated Thematic Instruction : A Descriptive Case Study of Students Attitudes Toward School and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: In America today, there is a current emphasis on brain research and implications for school improvement and reform in education. Specific curriculum models that address brain research results need to be studied to provide evidence of their...

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    Interaction, Service, and Outreach Grade 9-Grade 12
    A unique curriculum proposal for an interaction, service, and outreach program for Adventist secondary schools. Guidelines for implementation and samples of projects and scheduling for physical education, math, geography, Bible classes and all-school projects...

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    JAE Editorial: 'Being There' Brings Teaching Alive Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Beverly Rumble's editorial discusses the importance of on location study tours, both for the teacher and for the student. She shares her experience of taking part in a work bee at the William Miller property in New York and how visits to nearby areas made...

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    Language Arts with Jesus Unit Grade 1-Grade 4
    Beginning with a lesson discussing the book A New Coat for Anna, this integrated multigrade unit will help students to grow beyond the story and purposefully make spiritual application in Reading, Writing, Grammar, Bible, Poetry, Social Studies, Math,...

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

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    Mission Environment: Using the World As A Lesson Book Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Direct experience equals authentic learning when teachers risk taking learning activities beyond the classroom walls. In support of outdoor education, Jean Lomino presents personal experiences with project based learning and outdoor education and shows how...

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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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    Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Research Works Tertiary-Lifelong
    Document that evaluates the fulfillment and the way of developing the work, not only the research, of the Social Service of the School of Medicine.

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    Sonlight Curriculum Preschool-Grade 12
    Complete integrated Christian curriculum ideal for homeschooling and expatriate K-12 students. Preschool and Pre-K programs also available. Features international focus, with complete but flexible scheduling, as few textbooks and workbooks as possible, all...

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    Take 10 For Science - Integrating Writing and Science in the Multigrade Classroom Grade 5-Grade 8
    In order for students to master the art of scientific inquiry and understand the scientific process, they must first master basic skills. This article demonstrates how writing can be integrated into the science classroom. Techniques shared include: Observation...

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    Teaching Elementary and Secondary Students How to Care for the Earth Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students in elementary and secondary schools don't have specific classes designed to teach environmental issues. Thus, these issues need to be integrated into the existing curriculum. Also, school-wide projects dealing with the environment help to involve...

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    The Dirty Thirties Grade 7-Grade 10
    This thematic unit is about the 1930's and the Great Depression. It was designed for grades 7-10 and is to be used in conjunction with United States History. The lessons are designed for 40 minute class periods, 4 days a week. Resources and website links are...

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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 School and Community Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schools are important to communities and should purposefully search for appropriate ways to foster interaction. The authors explore a variety of avenues by which schools can not only serve their communities, but also make use of community resources to enhance...

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    Thematic Management in Small Schools - The Itty Bitty City Grade 1-Grade 8
    A classroom that is managed well creates a learning environment which facilitates positive student interaction, effective engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Using overarching themes in the classroom helps students learn to work together toward common...

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    Tips - A How To Guide to Writing Interdisciplinary Units Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses conditions vital for good quality units and quality teaching.

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    Traveling the Oregon Trail - Unit Plan Grade 7-Grade 10
    This thematic unit takes the students on a journey along the Oregon Trail. Includes daily activities and Internet resources.

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    Using Stamps to Lick Boredom in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Stamp collecting can enrich any subject area. The article gives useful, practical advice on getting started, how and where to obtain stamps, the basic tools needed, and the criteria that make stamps valuable.

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    What's New? Twenty Tips for Using the Newspaper in Your Classroom Grade 5-Grade 10
    Is there a readily available, inexpensive resource teachers can use to perk up daily lessons? Elaine Hardt presents twenty practical, easy to use activities that show how teachers can use the newspaper in their classroom, integrating subjects such as reading,...