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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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    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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    A Western Plains Boy’s Diary - Aspects of Outback Life in the 1930s, Through a Teenager’s Eyes Grade 7-Grade 10
    "Has learning about text types lost some of its lustre for your students; particularly boys? Does Studies of Society, HSIE, or History need a fillip to energise students’ learning in your classroom? Could your Bible/Scripture/Studies of Religion...

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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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    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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    Constitution Day - Celebrating With Your Students Grade 3-Lifelong
    The author explains the history of the USA Constitution Day, with practical ideas on activities and resources to teach about the Constitution, and the meaning of religious freedom as one component.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Highschool Textbook Supplements SSD Grade 5-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values. These are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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    Human Dignity in the Midst of War Lessons Grade 7-Grade 12
    Help your students become informed global citizens and understand war’s complexities through engaging lessons spanning cultures and time presented at the 2012 NAD teacher convention. Students read and interpret case studies and short stories while listening...

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    Human Rights - Childrens Rights Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    This unit examines human rights on a global scale. "There is no age, gender, or race that is unaffected by the issues involved. What is a basic human right? What are simply wants? Who gets to define these rights?" Along with useful information, this...

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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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    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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    Lovin’ the Social Studies Grade 9-Grade 12 New!!
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will add some new teaching strategies to your lesson plans based on the National Council for the Social Studies thematic strands. It will provide hands-on, interactive, and easy-to-implement methods to enrich...

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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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    Media Awareness - Hidden Persuaders Grade 5-Grade 12
    Media messages surround our students who are influenced to buy, do, or be whatever the media is selling. The media often portrays a lifestyle that is not consistent with Christian values. Learning the "hidden persuaders" in advertising and politics can help students make better choices as they form their worldview.

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    NAD K-12 Textbook Lists Grade 9-Grade 12
    Access the current textbook recommendations for Adventist elementary and secondary schools operating in the North American Division. Note that some unions have supplements for their schools.

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    NAD Social Studies Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    This curriculum guide was designed for teachers of Grades 9-12 Social Studies courses. It includes rationale, goals, skills list, and a scope and sequence for each major subtopic: US Government, US History, World History, World Geography, Economics, Multicultural...

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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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    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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    Readers Theatre - A Unique Approach to Reading and Writing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Readers Theatre provides opportunities for readers and audiences to interact. Students develop writing and communication skills, along with comprehension and understanding of subject matter. The author gives examples of how Readers Theatre can be used across...

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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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    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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    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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    Status of Geography in Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools in the North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Wilfred Liske presents the results of a study designed to discover the feelings and perceptions of school administrators and teachers regarding the status of geography education in Adventist schools in North America.

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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 History Truthfully Grade 9-Lifelong
    Gary Land addresses the problem of misinformation and factual error in today's history textbooks. This occurrence often results in neglect of entire perspectives in history and a distortion of past events in an effort to depict certain nations favorably. In...

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    Technology and the Secondary Curriculum Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special technology and education issue examines how secondary teachers can help students become technologically literate by integrating technology into the subjects currently being taught. Suggestions for integrating technology into...

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    The 'King of the World' Lives in Kansas Grade 4-Grade 8
    John Treolo shares the story of Jack Staddon, winner of the 1989 National Geography Bee held in Washington, D.C. Staddon competed against one million 4th to 8th graders representing over 20,000 schools throughout the United States. Staddon also overcame many...

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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 Lights of Freedom - Patriotic School Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    A patriotic program for elementary school which combines singing, recorder, and boomwhacker music. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation, choreography notes, and resource for accompaniment tracks (links...

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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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    Unlocking the Memories - Enjoying Poetry Unit Plan Grade 9-Grade 10 New!!
    "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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    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,...

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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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    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...