Social Studies Grade 7 Textbook: God's World - His Story
Sixth or seventh grade social studies text, views world history in the light of God's Word and God's plan for His people through the ages. This text concentrates on ancient history, with a summary of the last 300 years in the concluding unit. The text is unique in that it follows history chronologically and at the same time integrates the story of God's people, the Jews, until the time of Christ and God's people, the church, since that time. Accompanying 600-level LightUnits are required in individualized settings. Textbooks can be used in classroom settings with or without LightUnits. Answers to text book questions are in the Teacher's Guidebook.
Quality academics, Christian worldview (Anabaptist) and ease of use come together in this cost-effective curriculum. A primary focus in the CLE Social Studies is to prepare students for a life of service to God through the Church, Community and Great Commission. Gods sovereignty and love for His people are evident along with the two-kingdom concept of separation between Church and State. In the CLE scope and sequence, first and second grade Social Studies are considered supplemental for students who need additional work with language arts skills (comprehension and writing). Beginning in grade 3 through grade 8, a textbook provides the heart of instruction with two options available for teaching the course: textbook with LightUnits method providing independent student learning or textbook alone method with discussion questions and assessment of learning through student interaction). Please note, the textbook is required for both options.
If utilizing the Light Units with the Textbooks option, the units function as study guides with daily textbook readings and matching Light Unit activities. The publisher recommends the Textbook and LightUnit method in individualized settings. High School courses consist of ten self-study LightUnits. There is no textbook at these levels.
Available components vary by level; see specific grades for more information.
LightUnit booklets are consumable, paperback and include daily written activities, quizzes and tests. Each light unit booklet is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete. Textbooks, where available, are hardcover and non-consumable. Teacher Guides include lesson plans, answers, teaching suggestions, and more. Depending on the grade level, there are two Teacher Guide options available: the textbook method only Teacher Guide and the Teacher Guide for those using the Textbook and LightUnit method. Answer Keys (AK) (where available) provide answers only. Separate Test Packets (non-reproducible) are available for those following the Textbook method. ~ Deanne
In transition, this course currently uses the former CLE grade 6 course, Gods World His Story. World History is taught through the lens of Gods plan for His people through the ages. The focus is on Ancient history, with a summary of the last 300 years (Cold War). Follows history chronologically, integrating the story of Gods people, the Jews, through the time of Christ and Gods people, the Church, since that time. Optional outline map set includes 29 maps that correlate with the Textbook.