The Materials for Heritage Studies 1
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 students' 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.
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 an explanation of the Gospel, instructional aids, a student edition index, and a teacher edition index.
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 reading and creating 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 to prepare students for unit assessments.
The activities answer key provides overprint answers to all activities in the corresponding activities book.
The assessments packet includes six summative assessments for evaluating the students’ mastery of unit objectives. Tests include various styles of questioning and application of social studies skills. The assessments may be adapted to meet students’ individual needs. Each unit test is best administered after the completion of the study guide pages in the activities book. All assessments are aligned with clearly stated educational objectives.
The assessments answer key provides overprint answers to the six summative assessments available in the assessments packet.