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    Adventist Curriculum Standards - NAD Journey to Excellence Essential Elements Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Include these J2E standard numbers in your lesson/unit/course plans for easy referencing, or look up the abbreviations found in instructional plans available through CIRCLE. The Journey to Excellence (J2E) education goals and essential core elements are listed...

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    NAD ENCOUNTER Bible Curriculum 1-12 Grade 1-Grade 12
    Now available across the division, the new grades 1-12 NAD ENCOUNTER Curriculum "has a Biblical discipleship focus, and seeks to transform students’ lives and equip them to walk with God." The overview...

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    Pathways - A Journey to Excellence Through Literacy Grade 1-Grade 2
    This DVD is an implementation guide to the Pathways language arts program for grades 1 and 2. Many of the instructional segments apply to grades 3-8 as well. Classroom teachers/students demonstrate the different components of the program in single grade as...

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    The Special Character of Adventist Education Video Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch this video to learn what makes Kempsey Adventist School in Australia a Christ-centered educational ministry. Help parents and teachers understand the special character of Seventh-day Adventist education through this demonstration of best practices in...

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    A Biblical Foundation Course Design Model That Works - Teaching Millennials in Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explains the importance of incorporating a biblical worldview across all courses in higher education. It describes seven steps for developing courses that contain a biblical worldview, including detailed instructions and figures showing examples...

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    A Gold Star for Eric - Question Set Grade 4
    This resource provides comprehension questions and writing prompts for the book A Gold Star for Eric, one of the books in the Pathways series used in the Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Language Arts Curriculum in North America.

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    Adventist Core Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An overview of the Adventist core curriculum. "The Adventist curriculum development process, defined by the Adventist worldview, includes four overlapping stages with accompanying essential questions: PURPOSE — what is the Adventist worldview? PLAN...

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    Adventist Education in North America - How Do We Measure Up Academically? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How do Adventist elementary and secondary schools measure up academically to their private and public school counterparts? CognitiveGenesis seeks to answer the question, 'What impact does Adventist education have on the academic performance of students?'...

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    Adventist Encounter Curriculum - The Story Continues Kindergarten-Grade 10
    "Stories have always been a powerful medium...However, Bible teachers are far more than a storyteller using an effective pedagogical tool within an academic discipline, for they share ‘the greatest story’ the world has ever known."...

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    Ambassadors Curriculum - Fostering a New Generation of Spiritual Leaders Grade 11-Tertiary
    Intended for ages 16-21, "Ambassadors is a new level of youth ministry designed to equip leaders with resources to train a new generation of youths to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus in their local churches and communities." Developed by General...

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    An Adventist Curriculum Needs Assessment - A Global Survey of Secondary School Teachers Grade 9-Lifelong
    A 2005 survey of 837 Seventh-day Adventist high school or secondary teachers in 12 world divisions researched the following questions: 1. How do Adventist secondary teachers perceive the philosophy of integrating faith in learning? How, if at all, are...

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    An Adventist Perspective on Common Core Grade 9-Grade 12
    This thesis presents the similarities and differences between the Common Core State Standards for 9th-12th grade English Language Arts literature standards and the corresponding North American Division Standards. Includes a ranking of the differences in order...

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    Becoming Like Him - Guided Reading Worksheets Grade 7-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the previously used NAD Bible curriculum, not the Encounter program. Download 36 worksheets (with answer keys) designed to prompt careful reading of the lessons in the previous NAD Bible textbook for Grades 7...

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    Bible Curriculum Map Grade 5-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the outdated NAD Bible curriculum and curriculum guide, not the current standards or Encounter program. A chart outlining the sequence and number of weeks planned for 9 units of Bible lessons aligned to the NAD...

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    Bible Curriculum Map - Grade 7-8 Even Year Overview Grade 7-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the outdated NAD Bible curriculum and curriculum guide, not the current standards or Encounter program. This overview shows Bible standards for each lesson spaced by a unit test. See additional maps for the odd...

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    Bible Life Series 1: Belonging to His Family Teacher Resource Grade 1-Grade 4
    Previously the first in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4, Belonging to His Family is based on a family theme. It begins with God's family in heaven, moves on to the family in Eden, and continues with stories of selected Bible families in...

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    Can Education Be Adventist And Excellent, Too? Grade 1-Lifelong
    This article argues for excellence in Adventist schools, referring to the Bible, Ellen White's writings, early Adventist history, and current research on quality schooling. It outlines a Continuous Cycle-Of-Excellence Model including purposes/reasons, plans/resources,...

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    Closer Encounters of the Jesus Kind Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bible teachers want their students to have a real, personal encounter with Jesus, but often struggle with how to relate to the younger generation. This affects the delivery of their life-saving message. The author shares his excitement about a new K-12 Bible...

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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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    Corinthians: As Current as Today - SPD Bible Text Grade 9-Grade 12
    Part of the South Pacific Division Year 10 syllabus, this textbook takes the reader on a journey through some of the key issues of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians by taking a look at the original setting in Corinth, and making applications to life scenarios...

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    Creating a 21st Century Curriculum for Adventist Secondary Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the formation and function of the Curriculum Futures Commission, as well as its processes for giving study to an improved Adventist secondary school curriculum. It also outlines the initial recommendations, the purpose and function of...

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    Critical Inquiry in ByDesign Science - 10 Reasons to Like the ByDesign Science Textbooks Grade 1-Grade 8
    Gilkeson describes the ByDesign Science curriculum, stating, “This engaging, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate curriculum nurtures children’s natural curiosity as they explore the wonders of God’s creation through the lens of the...

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    Curriculum Frameworks for Adventist Secondary Schools in SPD Grade 7-Grade 12 New!!
    Essential curriculum development tools for Christian secondary schools, these downloadable frameworks outline the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and show teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

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    Curriculum-related trends in K-12 Adventist education in the North American Division - An inductive analysis of teacher perspectives as reported in the Profile surveys, 1987-2007 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Profile Surveys made their debut in 1987 based on a vote by the North American Division Curriculum Committee (NADCC). The surveys were intended primarily as “a periodic needs assessment questionnaire” targeting stake-holders in K-12 Adventist...

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    Discipline-Based Art Education - A Fresh Approach to Teaching Art Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn what discipline-based art education is and why it is a good idea in Adventist education. "DBAE not only helps beginning art students to develop a more focused way of art production, but also enables them to appreciate art criticism, history, and...

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    Evaluation of the Formal and Informal Curricula of the North American Division Evangelism Institute Lifelong
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a formal program evaluation of the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI). The goal of NADEI is to equip pastors and laity for ministry. It developed over 30 years, and has presented formal...

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    Focusing on Science Concepts Grade 9-Grade 12
    This downloadable document contains thirty science concept working papers. Each provides a short discussion of the concept, sample test questions, and instructional objectives. Concepts are useful for organizing our understanding, for explaining things, and...

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    Fruit of the Spirit Worksheets Grade 5-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the previously used NAD Bible curriculum, not the Encounter program. Download 36 teacher-created worksheets with questions for use with the Adventist Bible textbook entitled Fruit of the Spirit. Each worksheet...

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    Growing in Faith - Australian Primary Religion Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "This document represents the heart of the Adventist Primary School Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand, providing a context and orientation for the other learning areas that make up the full curriculum." Based on a biblical worldview, the development...

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    Integrating Faith and Learning in Distance Education in the Ghanaian Context Grade 1-Grade 9
    "This paper synthesizes the philosophy of Adventist education, defines distance education, and recommends ways to integrate faith and learning among distance education students to provide an opportunity for them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior...

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    Introducing Pathways - A Journey to Excellence Through Literacy Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Having trouble getting started with Pathways? Not sure what questions to ask? Start here! Columbia Union’s Barb Plubell answers a lot of the “what’s, why’s, and how to’s” to get you off to a good start.

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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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    Journey to Excellence Overview Text - J2E Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Journey to Excellence initiative provided a framework guiding Adventist education in North America into the 21st century. The outcomes are worth considering still in strategic planning. A pdf version is also available.

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    Kindergarten Stepping Stones Blog Kindergarten
    Blog introducing the components of the new Kindergarten Stepping Stones Curriculum.

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    Multicultural Education - A Curriculum for Every Student Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can busy teachers integrate multicultural instruction into an already packed classroom curriculum? Janet Mallery suggests creative ways of broadening scope, highlighting linguistic similarities, using primary sources, enhancing the classroom environment,...

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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.

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    Pacific Island Bible Story Plans 1 to 6 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This South Pacific Division elementary Bible curriculum was developed by and for Pacific Island Adventist schools. This teacher's guide includes lesson or story plans to accompany Uncle...

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    Pacific Island Bible Story Plans 7 to 10 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The South Pacific Division elementary Bible curriculum developed by and for Pacific Island Adventist schools. This teacher's guide includes lesson or story plans to accompany Uncle Arthur's...

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    Pathways 4MAT Lesson Plans for Grades 1-2 Grade 1-Grade 2
    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 Farm (Aug/Sept & Oct) Heroes: Little Lad (Nov) Spiritual Journeys: Little Maid (Dec)...

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    Profile 1987 - Curriculum and Instruction in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The 1987 Profile of Teacher Concerns, one of the most comprehensive research studies of Adventist elementary and secondary school teachers in the North American Division, aimed to determine which curriculum concerns of teachers required the most urgent attention....

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    Profile 1991 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the process, results and four recommendations of the third North American Division survey of elementary and secondary teachers. Results discuss the following areas: the research significance, respondents' profiles, problem areas in elementary...

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    Profile 1993 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Elementary and Seconary Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    This article shares the results from the fourth biennial poll of North American Division K-12 educators. It focuses on teaching, testing, technology, and textbooks and in some instances compares the results with prior surveys.

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    Profile 1995 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    In this article researcher Brantley details the process and results of the Profile '95 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1993), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1995 findings, is presented.

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    Profile 1999 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author details the process and results of the Profile '99 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1997), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1999 findings, is presented. Detailed attention is given...

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    Profile 2001 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    Review results from the eighth biennial survey of Adventist educators regarding curriculum and instruction in North American schools. Important findings regarding purposes, plans, practices and products are included, with thought-provoking implications for...

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    Profile 2004 - K12 Teacher Perceptions of Adventist Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This is the second article reporting on the Profile 2004 study of educators in the North American Division. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one another's perceptions of curriculum and...

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    Profile 2004 - NADCC Full Report Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Read the complete Profile 2004 research report as presented to the NAD Curriculum Committee and to the American Educational Research Association. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one...

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    Profile 2007 Final Report Grade 1-Grade 12
    This report shares the findings of the Profile survey of Adventist teachers in the North American Division during the 2007 academic year. "Results of the Profile Studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators develop better understanding...

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    Reading Instruction - Moving from How to Why Through Paradigmatic Clarification Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, the author traces the history of reading instruction and provides a philosophical and theoretical context for reading practice. The implications for reading instruction are then examined. The longitudinal and latitudinal nature of reading...

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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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    Running on Empty - Student Activities Grade 4-Grade 8
    For purposes of this guide, the book Running on Empty is broken down into 10 reading days. You may choose to have your students read the entire Running on Empty book at one sitting and then do some suggested activities. Or you may cover the book in...

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    Science 5-8 Syllabus - Green Valley School Grade 5-Grade 8
    Download and use/adapt this small school Science syllabus for Grades 5-8.

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    Scriptural Foundations for Academic Disciplines - A Biblical Theme Approach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article introduces twelve "biblical themes that provide relevant scriptural foundations for curriculum in Seventh-day Adventist education." Learn how each theme was constructed. Consider examples of how these themes can be applied in the teaching/learning...

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    SPD ENCOUNTER Bible Curriculum K-10 Kindergarten-Grade 10
    The South Pacific Division's Adventist ENCOUNTER Curriculum "is a seamless curriculum that is intentional about exploring big-picture, spiritual concepts with the goal of making a difference for eternity. This curriculum uses the four walls of the classroom...

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    Standards for Student Learning in North American Division Seventh-day Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    “In Adventist schools across the North American Division (NAD), standards for student learning have been developed and adopted that reflect the Adventist worldview across the subjects, PreK-12.” Four key concepts are Creation, the Fall, Redemption,...

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    Teaching Children the Gospel with the 5Cs of Christianity Preschool-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how to learn the gospel and present it to someone else in less than a minute. This is then expanded to Scripture memory, fun ways to actively remember, and expand to the 5Ss of Adventist faith.

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    The Adventure of Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer - Question Set Grade 4
    This resource provides comprehension questions and writing prompts for the book The Adventure of Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer, one of the books in the Pathways series used with the Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Language Arts Curriculum in North...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Physical Education Pyramid Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The “shift of focus” from physical education classes that enroll every student to programs that focus on after-school team sports for elite student athletes was a topic of concern and discussion for attendees at three recent national Seventh-day...

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    Trouble on the Blue Planet Workbook and Activity Grade 4-Grade 8
    The activity book, designed for use with reader "Trouble On the Blue Planet", allows the teacher to choose the time frame, activities, and project options according to student needs. At the completion of this reading activity, the students should...

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    Using Curriculum Frameworks to Build Faith in Secondary Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article describes the SPD frameworks as faith integrating curriculum development tools. Each subject-specific document shows how Christian values and faith can be integrated with academic learning. The author explains the process of writing these frameworks,...

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    Why Adventist Education - Curriculum Emphasis Preschool-Tertiary
    All schools deal with curriculum. So what is the contribution that Adventist education makes to curriculum? This is the 6th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist education, designed for parents of students...

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    Yuki: An Alaskan Adventure - Question Set Grade 4
    This resource provides comprehension questions and partner activities for the book,Yuki: An Alaskan Adventure, one of the books in the Pathways series used in the Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Language Arts Curriculum in North America.