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    ByDesign Science Multi-grade Cycle Charts and Resources - North American Division Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The ByDesign program provides resources for the multi-grade teacher. The resources align the topics across grades 1–4 and grades 5–8, allowing a teacher with multi-grade combinations to teach the same topic across grade levels. This is accomplished...

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

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

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    A Thematic Approach to the Book of Job - Pedagogical Implications Grade 11-Lifelong
    "This essay uses the thematic approach to the study of the book of Job. It endeavors 1) to analyze its themes 2) to draw implications for the Christian teacher and for effective Christian teaching and 3) to suggest some activities that will make English...

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    An Extraordinary Time: Teaching in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How has brain research influenced instruction practices? Susan Kovalik shares an instructional method that is built on information from research on the brain: Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI). ITI combines four teaching, learning, and science constructs...

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    Beyond Study Units and Artifacts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How do educators help students feel comfortable about cultural differences? In this article, the concept of effectively planning for and integrating cultural education into the classroom and beyond is developed through discussion of Eisner's Formula of Description,...

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    BirdSleuth - Investigating Evidence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Need help with student inquiry? Cornell Lab of Ornithology created this free online BirdSleuth module to help! The module includes lesson plans, journal pages, and online resources that will help your students ask scientific questions, craft and test hypotheses,...

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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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    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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    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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    Foundations of Geography Grade 6-Grade 7
    "The study of geography is often thought to be dull and boring. It doesn't have to be that way. Investigate the collection of material to find several different ways to 'hook' students on the study of geography." A WebQuest, PowerPoint, and...

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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 Kites to Space Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "This multipart unit is designed to help you examine and teach the years of US History from 1945 to the present. It is based on the SoSmart materials, Year 4, Quarter 4." European Space Agency WebQuest, Man in Space Timeline PowerPoint, videos...

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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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    Great Leaders and Leadership Principles Thematic Unit Grade 6-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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    Hamlet to Hamlet - Integrated Unit Grade 11-Grade 12 New!!
    "Hamlet is arguably William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, offering teachers the opportunity to teach lessons on relationships, leadership, and respect - among any number of others. The material in this unit, if used in its entirety, could take as long...

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    Holocaust Literary and Research Unit Grade 9-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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    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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    JAE Editorial: Pathways to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Guest editor Erma Lee describes the new reading program for the North American Division. Pathways: Journey to Excellence Through Literacy is a reading program adapted from the Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company's core program and developed specifically...

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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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    Pathways 4MAT Lesson Plans for Grades 1-2 Grade 1-Grade 2
    Note: The theme books are from the original list, not Pathways 2.0. There is some overlap. Download a zip file of 8 4MAT lesson plans. These concise, clear Gr 1-2 Pathways integrated thematic units include: My World and Others: A Day at Greenhill...

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    Studying Noah's Ark - A Teaching Strategy for a Science and Religion Course Tertiary-Lifelong
    Cremades gives a lesson plan on studying Noah's Ark for a science and religion course. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Teaching a Thematic Unit Using Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligence Theory Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning discusses combining cooperative learning with thematic teaching. The specific types of thematic teaching discussed are Group Investigation and Literature-Based Instruction.

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    The Amazing Life of Butterflies Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This thematic unit presents amazing facts about the life of butterflies. Students will learn about the physical characteristics and beautiful coloration of butterflies. They will discover that God created many different kinds of butterflies, called species....

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    The Bible Without Words Project Grade 9-Grade 10
    In this project students connect their historical study of the canonization and translations of the Bible with the challenge of sharing the Bible with those who cannot read it for themselves. Students are encouraged to participate with other academy students...

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    The Genre Study Journey Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This article defines genre studies, provides practical steps to preparing to teach a unit on genre studies, connects genre studies to the NAD Pathways language art curriculum, and ends with an example of how genre study works in a real classroom setting.

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond Grade 5-Grade 8
    This unit, based on Speare's novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, explores the concepts of forgiveness and loving one’s enemies within the context of colonial American history. Grade 5-8 students can explore these concepts while learning about the English...

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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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    Trinity Treasures - Exploration of the Trinity Grade 1-Grade 4
    "Students will explore the Holy Trinity - FATHER, SON and HOLY GHOST - through activities designed for various learning styles/modes across the curriculum. There is an integrated link to/with Language Arts in the focus on the prefix, “TRI,”...

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    Using a Cross-Over Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Teaching communication through art, music, and language arts. "When schools face lower enrollments and shrinking budgets, music and art classes are often eliminated, or included only when volunteer teachers are available as time and budget permits....Teachers...

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    Using Digital Photography to Promote Learning Grade 3-Grade 12
    Teachers can design digital photography projects that engage students in unique ways and develop higher-order thinking skills. This article provides teachers with instructional strategies for visual literacy, a cross-disciplinary framework for digital photography,...

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    Who is Ben Carson? Integrated Unit Grade 5-Grade 8 New!!
    This middle school language, science and social studies unit explores the difficulties and achievements of Christian pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

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    Writing Cross-Curricular Units Grade 5-Grade 12
    Five cross-curriculum units for high school and one for middle grades were developed in a two-day in-service in Southern New England. A schedule is included for collaboration, and powerpoints can be downloaded, along with the actual units: Improving Athletic...