Heritage Studies 5 Home School Kit 4th Edition (updated)
Heritage Studies 5 (4th ed.) is a colorful, age-appropriate presentation of social studies that integrates civics, culture, economics, geography, and history with a biblical worldview. Students will chronologically traverse United States history, starting with the earliest Americans and concluding with the Obama Administration.
Revised in 2016, Heritage Studies 5 is now in its 4th edition. This level concludes the study of American History at the elementary level by offering an overview of America’s entire history – America’s First People all the way to the Obama Administration. Most chapters have an extended activity, a brief narrative titled “How it Was,” and biographies. Students are encouraged to evaluate historical events through the lens of a Biblical worldview. The Rand McNally Classroom Atlas and Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World are suggested optional supplements. The Teacher Edition includes 180 lessons with objectives, vocabulary, discussions, cross-curricular links, primary sources, background information and extra activities. The Toolkit CD includes worksheets, visuals, maps, rubrics, and Student Activity Manual Answer Key. The Home School Kit includes Student Text, Teacher Edition w/ Toolkit CD, Student Activity Manual, Tests, and Tests Answer Key.
This level completes the study of American history from the early 1900s to the present. Topics include the invention and influence of the telephone & automobile, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam War, and Civil Rights. Government leaders and changing boundaries of nations are discussed, along with a look into the 21st century.
This complete social studies curriculum assumes a strong Christian worldview that is meaningful and relevant in today’s world. It reflects a conservative evangelical perspective and would be a good choice for many Christians because of its Godly perspective. Heritage Studies uses a narrative approach making the books more interesting and provides a look at how God has interacted with human events to establish His kingdom, and give students an opportunity to study historical figures and events through the lens of God’s Word. In addition to the historical aspect of Heritage Studies, students are invited to evaluate concepts, cultural values, economic issues, and government systems using Scripture. By teaching the past, students become aware of the present and are better able to understand and think critically about issues they will face. Heritage Studies strives to present a balanced view of history and challenges students to think for themselves.
Many of the texts have been updated and revised in recent years. Student Texts are colorful and non-consumable. Teacher Editions are full of resources (these will vary between editions), and usually include reduced student pages, teaching tips, background and supplemental information, and answer keys. Newer editions also include a Toolkit CD, which includes maps, visuals, instructional aids, Activity Manual Answer Keys (in some cases), and more. Activity Manuals include full-color pages to review and enrich lessons. Activity Manual Answer Keys are student activity manual pages with answers filled in – in some cases the Activity Manual answers are found in the teacher edition for that level. Tests are non-reproducible and come in a packet with one test per chapter; Tests Answer Keys are student tests with the answers filled in. A Visuals Packet is available for grade 1 (optional) and includes a timeline, maps, pictures, interactive figures, and full-color charts. Home School Kits include the required materials for teaching Heritage Studies at each grade level, and usually includes a Student Text, Teacher Edition, Activity Manual, Activity Manual Answer Key (where needed), Tests, and Tests Answer Keys.