Heritage Studies 3 Homeschool Kit 4th Edition
The 3rd grade social studies curriculum broadens students’ understanding of the world by introducing them to different cultures and teaching them to evaluate various cultural viewpoints from a biblical worldview. Everything you will need for the teacher and student is in this homeschool kit. This kit includes the following items:
- Heritage Studies 3 Teacher Edition (4th ed)
- Heritage Studies 3 Student Edition (4th ed)
- Heritage Studies 3 Activities (4th ed)
- Heritage Studies 3 Activities Answer Key (4th ed)
- Heritage Studies 3 Assessments (4th ed)
- Heritage Studies 3 Assessments Answer Key (4th ed) ~Amber
Heritage Studies 3: World Regions introduces students to the cultures of the world with an active, visually engaging study of the major world regions of Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, Caribbean, Central America, and South America. In studying new cultures, students will explore the governments, geography, climates, economics, cultures, and religions of each region. Special features highlighting folktale, foreign languages, and missionary stories bring other cultures and locations to life. This course will teach students to appreciate other cultures, interpret the world using a biblical framework, and practice responsible citizenship. There are 90 lessons for a full semester of learning in this curriculum.
This 4th edition is a complete rewrite of the Heritage Studies 3rd Edition. It focuses on social studies instead of United States history. The National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies now includes more specific requirements for social studies courses in the elementary grades. This edition reflects the most updated standards for third grade. The 4th edition text is not compatible with the previous edition. ~Amber
Picks up American history from the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War and the Westward Expansion, contrasting the new U.S. government with that of France following the French Revolution. Other topics include stories and songs, celebrations and traditions, the transcontinental railroad, rangers, cowboys, and outlaws of the Wild West.
Revised in 2014, Heritage Studies 3 3rd ed. Covers American History from the Constitutional Convention to the Civil War. 90 lessons present history, civics, culture, economics and geography in an age-appropriate fashion. Students learn about significant Christians in American history, historical events, Patriotic songs and more through the engaging text, photos, and illustrations. The Teacher's Edition includes the objectives, background information, new vocabulary, ideas for discussion, and hands-on activities. The Teacher's Toolkit CD includes maps, graphs, visuals, materials list, rubric, activities, and Activity Manual Answer Key. Captive Treasure (#34405), Carolina's Courage (#44404), Rand McNally Classroom Atlas, and Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World are optional supplements to this level of Heritage Studies. The Home School Kit includes Student Text, Teacher Edition w/ Toolkit CD, Student Activity Manual, Tests, and Tests Answer Key.
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.