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Heritage Studies 1

Introduce Grade 1 students to heritage studies with a grade-appropriate yet academically rigorous program. Each of the six units introduces a different field of social studies while also covering American history from the Native Americans and the colonies to today. The course gives students a broad foundation for future grades. While the materials encourage academic growth, each lesson relies on hands-on activities, colorful visuals, and age-appropriate text. As students look at their roles as family and community members, they are encouraged to see themselves from God’s perspective.

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    How We Teach Heritage Studies 1

    Skill Development Opportunities

    This course heavily emphasizes the development of literacy, social studies, and twenty-first-century skills. Features in the student text help students learn how to understand informational texts and provide opportunities for using social studies skills. Student activities teach map and graph reading skills, while teacher materials encourage collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

    Biblical Worldview of Citizenship

    Students learn to think and live by a biblical worldview through the development of five themes—family, church, government, citizenship, and work. They will also be encouraged to use the five levels of biblical worldview shaping—recall, explain, evaluate, formulate, and apply— to adjust their own perspective of citizenship.

    Study Guides

    Unit study guides provide a systematic review of key concepts and prepare students for unit assessments.

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    Heritage Studies 1 Educational Materials

    Student Edition

    The student edition provides an age-appropriate study of family, community, jobs, land, and the United States, all presented from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Components work together to enhance student’s learning, including stories, engaging artwork and photographs, tools such as maps and graphs, essential questions, and literacy skills sections. One section contains lessons about national holidays that can be taught in suggested units. The resource treasury includes land and water terms, an atlas, and a picture glossary. Special characters throughout the text reinforce cultural perspectives and understanding.

    Teacher Edition

    The teacher edition provides questions to guide the students in understanding the material and developing critical-thinking skills. The lessons are enhanced with teacher helps, background information, and enrichment activities. Teacher resources include explaining the gospel, instructional aids, student edition index, and teacher edition index.

    Student Activities Manual

    The student activities manual engages students with hands-on opportunities to demonstrate knowledge acquired through the student edition. Students learn to think critically and creatively as they apply unit concepts. Skills pages reinforce the development of literacy skills and the use of social studies tools. Students participate in both the reading and creation of maps, charts, bar graphs, timelines, and graphic organizers. Activity pages promote project-based learning. Unit study guides are included to provide systematic review of key concepts and prepare students for unit assessments.