Scope and Sequence of Elementary Heritage Studies

Heritage Studies 1

Heritage Studies 1

Focus

Developing a Christian worldview of the family, community, jobs, land, and the United States

Geography

Types of land and water, continents and oceans; Globes and maps (title, key, compass rose), cardinal directions; Saving and using resources

Weather

Seasons; Water cycle

History

Time (past, present, future); Primary and secondary sources

American History

Native Americans; Explorers; Settlements: Jamestown and Plymouth; Founding of the United States; Abraham Lincoln; Effects of immigration; United States today

Government

Rules and laws, justice; Community, state, and national leaders; elections; Description and symbols of the United States; Rights and responsibilities of American citizens

Economics

Needs and wants; Goods and services; Trading, barter, money; Jobs, volunteers; Budgeting; Technology and tools

Culture

Biblical worldview; Families and homes; Celebrations; Families in history; Churches and schools; Changes in travel and communication; Contributions of immigrants

Social Studies Skills

Addresses and landmarks; Sorting and sequencing; Bar graphs, diagrams, timelines, and calendars; Literacy skills: compare, main idea and details, fact and opinion, cause and effect

Heritage Studies 2

Heritage Studies 2

Focus

Developing a Christian worldview of communities, government, buying and selling, people and places, and American culture

Geography

Map skills: grid map, map scale; Geography of North America; Geography of United States: population density, land forms, bodies of water, climate zones

History

Communities: development of changes within; Memorials

Government

How a bill becomes a law; Purpose of government; Constitution, Bill of Rights; Levels of government (national, state, local); Choosing leaders; Citizens: process of citizenship, rights and responsibilities; Countries working together

Social Studies Skills

Comparing points of view; Problem solving; Comparing fact and fiction; Cause and effect; Primary and secondary sources

Economics

Work, specialization; Scarcity, opportunity cost, budgets; Goods and services; Producers and consumers, types of resources; Supply and demand; Trading between countries

American Culture

Core values; Influences: Native Americans, immigrants, technology; Sharing culture

Heritage Studies 3

Heritage Studies 3

Focus

Developing a biblical worldview of geography.

Geography

Maps; Earth’s physical features; Cultural and economic impacts of human interaction with the environment; Interconnections between world regions; Geographical knowledge-based evaluations and assessments

Government

Capitals; Government types; Leaders

Economics

Industries; Trade; Currencies

History

Exploration and migration; Conflicts; Origins of cultures

Culture

Religions and beliefs; Indigenous customs; Traditional arts; Ethnic food and clothing

Religion

Traditional beliefs; Christianity

Literacy Skills

Classify; Summarize

Social Studies Skill

Map projections

Heritage Studies 4

Heritage Studies 4

Focus

Developing a biblical worldview through the study of American history (end of Civil War to end of World War II)

Geography

Map skills: hemispheres, equator, latitude/longitude, and prime meridian; Natural resources; climates; Regions

World History

World War I; World War II

American History

Indians; The fifty states (states, history, landmarks); Inventions: communication, transportation; American Industrial Revolution; Spanish-American War; American expansion and urbanization; Territories

Government

Branches of American government; Voting; Citizenship

Economics

Stock market; Supply and demand

Culture

Languages; Adjustment of immigrants in America; Evangelism and missionary work

Social Studies

Cause and effect; Timeline; Primary sources

Heritage Studies 5

Heritage Studies 5

Time Period

AD 1400 to the present

Map Skills

Cardinal and intermediate directions, map symbols and key, map scales, map grids, latitude and longitude, time zones

Kinds of Maps

Globe, historical, physical and relief, road map, distribution map, political, map projection, regions/state capitals

American History

Chronological presention; Events and personalities from pre-Columbus to the present; Biblical evaluations of events, actions, and attitudes

Government

Biblical philosophy; Roles of the three branches of government

Economics

Inventions; Stock market; Supply and demand

Culture

Languages; Religions; Customs

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