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    Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs Grade 5-Lifelong
    What do Seventh-day Adventists believe? This page explains the structure of Adventist beliefs, and allows visitors to click for more information on each category or belief.

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    A Christian Approach to Teaching Ecology. . . Or is it Environmental Science? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author explains how ecology, a multidisciplinary science, is easily integrated with other disciplines and faith. An outline of how ecology may be used to reach an understanding of humanity's relationship with nature, with one another, and the Creator is...

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    A Creation Perspective on Economics, Ecology and Environment Tertiary-Lifelong
    Fisher considers how many features of society (economics) and religion have affected nature in a drastic way. He looks specifically at Christians and ways they can change.

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    A Study of Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Religious Environment of Andrews University in Relation to Religiosity Tertiary
    Problem: A report of the perceptions of the environment of an institution can be useful in assessing the effectiveness of that institution. This study assessed student and faculty perceptions of the religious environment of Andrews University, a Seventh-day...

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    An Open Letter Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do you like what you see when you drive up to your school? A school's physical plant is sometimes its best recruiting tool. Shared here are simple ideas on how schools can cultivate an attractive and welcoming climate outside, for the entrance, throughout...

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    Answers for Me - Free Support for Life's Questions and Issues! Grade 9-Lifelong
    Read nuggets of practical common sense tips for holistic Christian living, organized by topic: family life, healthy living, spiritual growth, life notes, spirit renew, Bible bay, and story harvest, or search for more.

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    Caring for the Environment - God's Business and Ours Tertiary-Lifelong
    "God envisions an ecological future. It is a future, however, that depends on our stewardship."

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    Christians and the Environment - A Biblical Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Zuill explores why the church has been so uncertain of it's place in the "Environmental Movement" and specifically how we as Adventists should relate to the needs of creation, needs that are now made more acute by years of neglect and abuse. Zuill...

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    Come Back, Salmon - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 4
    NAD Pathways Grade 4 selection for Theme 6: Environment. How a group of dedicated kids adopted Pigeon Creek and brought it back to life.

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    Contemporary Plant Systematics Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The fourth edition addresses the newest developments in contemporary plant classification; includes 500 all-new drawings; discusses and illustrates 275 families in detail in unique, one-page format; and includes two outstanding electronic-content features....

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    Creating a Sensory Smart Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Do you have children that are experiencing sensory processing disorder (SPD)? Sensory processing is a trending topic in children and education recently. Many children have an SPD, and many more have symptoms of an SPD but are not diagnosed." The...

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    CSS Vol 4 Editorial: The Christian and Environmental Issues Tertiary
    In 1992, the SDA church made a statement affirming "the centrality of the sabbath doctrine in our stewardship of the earth and of the redemption doctrine in bringing healing at both the personal and environmental level. But to what extent does an institutional...

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    Entrusted - Christians and Environmental Care Tertiary-Lifelong
    How should Christians respond to the degradation of the planet God entrusted to us? In this book an international group of experienced Christian educators, environmentalists, researchers, theologians and scientists provide thoughtful answers to 23 pressing...

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    Environmental Education: Teaching Stewardship to College Students Tertiary
    In spite of the belief that Jesus will soon return, Adventists have the responsibility to care for the earth and to teach students to be stewards and environmentally aware. Environmental science studies the interaction between human interests and the environment....

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    Environmental literacy of Seventh-day Adventist teachers in the parochial schools of the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Grade 1-Grade 12
    Problem: In the United States, there is an environmental literacy problem. Americans possess limited knowledge about the environment and environmental issues, and they display limited positive action regarding the environment in which they live. Moreover,...

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    Environmental Science Education in Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities - A Model Program Tertiary-Lifelong
    "In the developing world it has been traditionally difficult to promote environmental issues with limited resources particularly while meeting the basic demands of a developing society." From this issue Jones has proposed a program that can be used...

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    Environmental Spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    "It is difficult to address the crises of ecology and relevance in religion where the culture is increasingly secular, disbelieving, and unable to ground itself in local experience. This paper proposes that church leaders have the opportunity to change...

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    Expanding the Garden - A Christian's View of Nature Tertiary-Lifelong
    Zuill looks at the role of the church in the environmental movement. He suggests possible approaches to integrating faith with the study of nature and natural science. The point in the end is to "lead to greater trust in the Creator and better use of...

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    Flexible Seating Preschool-Grade 12
    This handout from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session lists various items needed in a flexible seating classroom, as well as links to examples.

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    Flexible Seating: What, Why and How! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An experienced multi-grade teacher explains how she shifted to a flexible classroom environment, and how you can do the same.

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    From Farm to Fork - How Should Adventists View the Dark World of Factory Farms? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "If our Creator views animal welfare as a societal issue of ethics, shouldn’t humans, as His stewards, be exploring alternative industry standards that offer a better quality of life to farm animals?"

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    Genesis for Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A collection of 111 fascinating science experiments that show God's power and the wonder of His creation. Each segment of the creation story from Genesis is followed by an explanation of related scientific concepts and suggestions for experiments to illustrate...

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    Green is an Important Part of the Spectrum 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Joy Veverka showcases what one school is doing to “go green” while using such opportunities to provide outstanding learning experiences for their students. The projects at Rogers Adventist School include solar panels, a wind turbine, and a salmon tank.

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    Habitat Responsibility - Teaching Stewardship Through Chemistry Tertiary-Lifelong
    Wright gives a suggestion for a class entitled "Chemistry in Society". "The class project as it is currently formulated allows the student to express his or her acquired awareness and concern as a Christian steward, or a serious intention to...

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    Habits and Habitats Grade 3-Grade 4
    Previous Adventist Science/Health textbook for Grades 3-4 (even year). Components include student text, teacher's edition, and Packets of Related Material for each book. Related Materials include worksheets, experiments, task cards, and enrichment cards designed...

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    Health Hazards of the Environment Tertiary-Lifelong
    David and Angela Bennett Dyjack talk about the illnesses that plague our planet due to a polluted environment and suggest some things that we can do to help.

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    Helping Students to Think Critically Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers are not the exclusive providers of knowledge, but are experienced guides who develop students' skills and attitudes needed for lifelong self-directed inquiry. Interest must be stimulated, an environment created, written assignments with teacher feedback,...

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    Helping the Church Think Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author explores opportunities and challenges facing Adventist higher education as it seeks to keep up with the demands of a changing world. He outlines examples of issues that cut across the disciplines and professions that demand the intersection of theory...

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    How Can Christian Industries and Institutions Practice Environmental Care? Grade 11-Lifelong
    Ashton focuses on how the Seventh-day Adventist commitment to the observance of the Sabbath as an eternal memorial of God’s creative and redemptive activity should affect the way Adventists operate their industries and institutions.

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    How Can We Teach Principles and Practices of Environmental Care 0-2 years-Lifelong
    In this article, Rodger F. Jones focuses on what Christian educators can do in order to integrate biblical principles, such as service and stewardship, and an appreciation for the aesthetic value of creation, into an environmental science curriculum at various...

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    JAE Editorial: Caring for God's World is Very, Very Good 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Caring for creation is biblical! This issue focuses on the questions pertaining to how Christian Adventist educators should approach matters of conservationism and environmentalism. Featured in this issue are: What...

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    Keepers of the Garden - Christians and the Environment Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Unfortunately, because of wrongful interactions by human beings with the environment, an ecological crisis is underway. Some scientists suggest that 'we are living on borrowed time, and tragically, we are borrowing the time from coming generations.…The...

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    Lessons Learned from Typhoon Washi - Saving the River as a Way to Healing Nature Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study aimed to describe the experiences of survivors of Iligan City during the Typhoon Washi phenomenon, determine the lessons learned from their experiences, and propose strategic visions on saving the river and developing resiliency in facing disasters."

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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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    NAD Health Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching health principles and practice to grades 9-12 includes rationale, philosophy, goals, and descriptions of major subtopics. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD teachers should consult the NAD...

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    NAD Physical Education Curriculum Guide K-12 Grade 1-Grade 8
    The Physical Education Curriculum Guide for NAD Adventist schools grades K-12 outlines the standards/goals, learning objectives, essential performance benchmarks, assessment examples and criteria, and resource references for physical education. This document...

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    Outdoor Pedagogy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores various methodologies used in Outdoor Education, and discusses the importance of hands-on activities in stimulating learning and self-awareness. Topics include: Importance of Outdoor Education; Emotional Response; Using Fear for Self-Awareness;...

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    Pollution Unit Grade 7-Grade 9
    An integrated unit providing students an opportunity to: consider the causes and effects of pollution; identify the effect of sin on creation; and recognize their role in the preservation of the environment.

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    Restoration of the Environment - An Adventist Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Otewa outlines "the fall of humanity in sin as the rootcause of the widespread environmental destruction on the surface of the earth." He also proposes "ways by which Adventist teachers can integrate faith in their teaching of environmental...

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    Revisiting Writing Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this article is to review some essentials of writing workshop along with supplemental information to make it easier to use. Creating a positive environment, enabling student ownership and success, creating a culture for writing, facilitating...

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    Sabbath - The Theological Roots of Sustainable Development Grade 12-Lifelong
    "It is the thesis of this paper that, in general, the points of emphasis by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development are in close, but not perfect, alignment with the concept of Sabbath-shalom in Scripture. Some differences also exist. Sabbath begins...

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    Salt in History and the Bible - A Multidisciplinary Unit Kindergarten-Grade 2 New!!
    The purpose of this unit is to help students from the beginning of their education to become aware of how much man is dependent upon the resources of his environment and how God has helped to provide those resources throughout human history.

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    Schools Going Green - Practical Ways That Schools Are Impacting the Environment 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Lori Futcher explores options for Adventist schools other educational institutions who wish to take their responsibility for the environment seriously.

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    Science and Christian Belief Grade 11-Lifelong
    Science & Christian Belief is a journal concerned with the interactions of science and religion, with particular reference to Christianity. The traffic of ideas between science and religion has been flowing for many centuries and shows no signs...

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    Science Curriculum Resources Grades 1 and 2 Grade 1-Grade 2
    A curriculum resource for NAD Science, grades 1 and 2, this package includes worksheets, games, manipulatives, copy masters, and picture posters suitable for bulletin boards and classroom presentations. Unit titles include The 5 Senses, What's My Name, Day's...

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    Secondary Recruiting in Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Turner's notes from his presentation on effective recruiting strategies for Seventh-day Adventist elementary schools.

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    Stewardship of the Environment - An Adventist Imperative Tertiary-Lifelong
    Mhlanga points out some impediments that have contributed to Adventist's lack of high level awareness and commitment to environmental care. He gives reasons why Adventist should view themselves as key players in matters of the environment. He also examines...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 15 Issue 1 Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This editorial discusses the climate change crisis and how recognition of the climate change crisis has forced the issue to transform from a political, ideological disruptor to a socially discussed opportunity for making a personal difference for the...

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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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    Temperance Grade 7-Lifelong
    Although society has changed markedly since Ellen White lived and wrote, the principles she stressed regarding temperance remain remarkably relevant to contemporary life. Alcohol and other forms of intemperance destroy health, moral fiber, and spiritual discernment...

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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Case of the Monkeys that Fell from the Trees - And Other Mysteries in Tropical Nature - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 8
    NAD Pathways Grade 8 selection for theme 6: Environment. In this book, wildlife biologist Susan Quinlan presents a number of questions or mysteries concerning plants and animals in the tropical forests of South and Central America and explains how scientists...

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    The Christian School - A Community of Grace Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Keynote presentation by Dr Don Roy, Associate Director, ASA Curriculum, at the 2002 Sydney Christian Education Conference, October 14, 2002. Roy shares what it takes to develop a faith-oriented learning community and notes that whatever steps taken to help...

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    The Environment - Should Christians Care? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The environmental movement has evoked enthusiasm as well as calumny, and generated much controversy. Human greed opposes environmentalism and many conservative Christians remain indifferent. Fortunately, a positive Christian response to environmental needs...

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    The Fate of Nature Tertiary
    "The Judaeo-Christian tradition of Creation with its directives for humans to subdue and to have dominion over the Earth has been seen as a factor in the generation of negative or exploitative attitudes towards the natural world, especially among Christians...

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    The Hidden Menace - Health Hazards in Our Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In order to protect students and employees from health hazards, school boards and administrators must be aware of the dangers and then be prepared to take action when they occur. Health hazards include unsafe drinking water, schools constructed on or near...

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    The Learning-Disabled Child: A Challenge for Christian Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue questions how Christian teachers can deal with learning-disabled children. Children must be tested to determine their specific problem, then given material at the proper reading level. Ideas for teaching...

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    The Outdoor Laboratory - How to Begin Using It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Swafford tells how to begin an outdoor education program, and demonstrates simple steps to integrating key subjects such as English and Language Arts, Social and Environmental Studies, math, and science. Factors such as taking an outdoor inventory, planning/teaching...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Outdoor Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how your school can "create a learning space that provides a retreat from the regular classroom and provides an environment where children can connect with learning and with God."

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    We All Went on a Safari - A Counting Journey Through Tanzania - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 1
    NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for Theme 6: The Environment. Follows a Tanzanian family through the African grasslands as they count the animals they see, from one leopard to ten elephants; includes information about Tanzania and Swahili names and numbers.

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    What Are We Going to do With That Child? Allergies and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Environmental factors that influence children's disruptive behavior, aggression, hyperactivity, and learning problems. How food and seasonal allergies affects behavior and success at school. Advice for the teacher, ways to eliminate classroom allergens, structuring...

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    What Can We Do in Our Homes and Schools to Care For the Environment? 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Carrie Wolfe answers the question “what are some practical things we can do at home and school to care for the Earth’s environment?”

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    What Do Adventists Have to Say to the World about Environmental Stewardship? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Seventh-day Adventists recognize and support the scriptural call to environmental care. They engage creation care in multiple ways and at both individual and corporate levels. Can the Adventist Church do more to promote creation care? The answer...

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    What Does the Bible Teach About Our Relationship to the Environment 0-2 years-Lifelong
    In this article, Humburto M. Rasi addresses humans and their relationship to the environment. The writer starts by bringing up beliefs widely held by Christians that seem to run in opposition to environmentalism. After this, the writer then address two important...

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    Why Nature Matters - Seventh-day Adventist Education in the Anthropocene Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Why does nature matter? Why should we as individuals, as members of our church, our country, the human race, care about nature?"

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    Why Should Christians Practice Environmental Stewardship If the World Will Be Destroyed? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "To uplift God faithfully so that all are drawn to Him, is to proclaim and cherish the preciousness of His creation, the grace of His redemption, the constancy of His ongoing care, and the joy of His consummation."

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    Wish to WISHCRAFT - A Peek into an Environmentally Friendly School Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "This qualitative case research probes WISHCRAFT, the recycling project of a private school in the Philippines that does not only help heal the earth, but also provides opportunities for quality education of its less privileged students."