Social Studies

  • Grade 1

    Sunrise Edition

    The five LightUnits of Sunrise Social Studies 100 develop the concept of communities that make up our world. Each LightUnit contains sixteen lessons, two quizzes and a test. First graders learn about families, courtesy for others, communication, community living, and even a bit of North American history. Students will enjoy the stories about four children who live in different parts of our continent.

    LightUnit titles are:
    You Can Communicate (101)
    My Family and Feelings (102)
    North America and Its People (103)
    My School and Community (104)
    The World and You (105)

    The Teacher’s Guide contains thoughts and ideas to help you teach creatively and effectively. It includes a reproduction of each LightUnit page with answers and is required for the course.

  • Grade 2

    Sunrise Edition

    These five LightUnits on families, neighborhoods, communities, and their relationship to the larger world advance the concepts begun in Social Studies 100. Each LightUnit contains seventeen lessons, including two quizzes and a test.

    LightUnit titles are as follows:
    Families and Neighbors (201)
    Communities (202)
    Communities at Work (203)
    Travel (204)
    Children From Different Communities (205)

    The Teacher’s Guide contains thoughts and ideas to help you teach creatively and effectively. It includes a reproduction of each LightUnit page with answers. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

  • Grade 3

    Sunrise Edition

    This course uses the text Living Together on God’s Earth, a study of communities. The student first recognizes his community as one small part of the earth, then explores four communities of Bible times, one European community, one American community, and the old and new countries of Israel.

    You have two options for this course: use the LightUnits study guides, or follow the textbook exercises. Both options require the textbook.

    The LightUnits provide exercises, daily review, quizzes, and tests. LightUnit 306 is optional for those preferring a five-LightUnit course. Teacher materials include LightUnit answers, discussion/activity ideas, and reproducible maps. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guide is purchased.

    For a textbook study, use the questions provided in the text. Teacher material for this method contains answers to these questions, discussion ideas, reproducible maps, and answers to the test questions. A separate test booklet contains all the tests needed for one student to complete this course. For map activities, purchase the student pack of outline maps or use the masters in the Teacher's Guide.

  • Grade 4

    Sunrise Edition

    The textbook Into All the World invites students to tour the world, learn the geography of each continent, and discuss stewardship of the resources God has supplied. The writing style is interesting and conversational, the book filled with pleasing illustrations.

    You have two options for teaching this course: use the LightUnit study guides, or follow the textbook exercises. Both require the textbook. Either method provides a whole year of lesson material.

    The LightUnits provide exercises, reviews, quizzes, and tests. Teacher materials include lesson notes, discussion/activity ideas, and reproducible maps. Outline maps are also available as individual student packets.

    For the second option, use the questions provided in the textbook. This method requires more teacher interaction for review and test preparation. Teacher material contains answers for the text, discussion ideas, extra map work, and reproducible maps. Tests packets are sold separately. Individual student map packets are also available.

  • Grade 5

    Sunrise Edition

    North America Is the Lord’s is a comprehensive history and geography of Anglo-America from a God-centered perspective.

    This study credits God, the Creator, as the sovereign Lord. It describes opposing forces in history: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. Social values belonging to God’s kingdom are upheld. This book counters the humanistic idea that we control our destinies, and that our land thrives because of our own ingenuity.

    You have two options for this course: use the LightUnit study guides, or follow the textbook exercises.

    The Study-Guide LightUnits are self-directed study guides for the textbook. Each LightUnit includes two quizzes, a self check and a test.

    For a textbook study, use the study-by-textbook materials in place of the LightUnits. Test packets may be ordered separately.

  • Grade 6

    Sunrise Edition

    Social Studies 600 is based on Neighbors in Latin America, a beautifully illustrated full-color textbook. Units 1-4 cover the early history, geography, and climate of Latin America as a whole. Units 5-10 divide Latin America into regions and give specific information about the major countries in each region.

    A limited number of activities appear in the textbook, designed to review only the highlights. For student work activities, choose either the workbook study or the LightUnit study for better coverage of the material. Either option is a full-year course.

    The ten LightUnits match the ten units of the textbook. Two quizzes and a LightUnit test are included in each LightUnit.

    The two-workbook option provides one worksheet per lesson and will require more teacher input. This option includes a pack of quizzes, reviews, and tests for each student.

  • Grade 7

    Across the Ages takes students through human history from Creation to the early 21st century A.D. This full-color text describes the course of Western civilization while highlighting the hand of God at work in world events. Sidebars, tidbits, and insight boxes provide additional context, and the Going Global feature expands the scope beyond Western civilization to cultures and empires around the world.

    Preliminary Edition. The LightUnit study provides self-directed exercises. These ten LightUnits contain the student work for Christian Light’s Grade 7 history course Across the Ages. Each LightUnit contains 12 lessons, 2 quizzes, 1 self check, and a final test. Answer keys are required.

    Preliminary Edition. The worksheet format for classroom settings is an alternative to LightUnits. Worksheets are one page (usually front and back) of exercises, including graphs, diagrams, charts, and various types of exercises. General exercises cover factual information from the text, interpretation exercises require the student to infer something from the text, and the optional enrichment exercises are based on the insight boxes in the textbook. The course includes 120 worksheets (60 in each set), 30 chapter tests, 10 unit reviews, and 10 unit tests. Each chapter is followed by a test, and each unit is followed by a review and a test. Quizzes and tests are sold in a separate pack. Separate answer keys are required.

  • Grade 8

    Sunrise Edition

    History is what happened. But, what is recorded as history is not always what happened. Changing Frontiers attempts to look at United States History honestly and fairly. In this full-color text, students learn about pre-Columbus Americans, European discoverers, explorers, and colonists. They follow American history through the formation, growth, and struggle of the nation. Sidebars and extra info nuggets, along with “perspective boxes,” sharpen students’ understanding of history. Study and discussion questions conclude each section.

    The LightUnit study provides self-directed exercises, quizzes, reviews, self checks, and tests. Answer keys are required.

    The Worksheet study includes chapter tests, reviews, and unit tests and requires more teacher input. Answer keys required.

  • Grade 9

    Civics and World Geography

    10 LightUnits - 1 Credit

    In this one-credit course, each LightUnit includes a self test for each section and a LightUnit test and can be completed in about three weeks. LightUnits contain the following themes:

    901 The Heritage of the United States
    902 U.S. Government
    903 State and Local Government
    904 Planning a Lifework
    905 Citizenship
    906 The Earth and Man
    907 Regions of the World
    908 Man and His Environment
    909 The Tools of the Geographer
    910 Man in a Changing World

  • Grade 10

    World History

    10 LightUnits - 1 Credit

    Each LightUnit in Socials Studies 1000 includes a self test for each section and a LightUnit test, and should be completed in about three weeks. This course contains the following themes:

    1001 Ancient Civilization
    1002 Ancient Civilizations
    1003 The Medieval World
    1004 Renaissance and Reformation
    1005 Growth of World Empires
    1006 The Age of Struggle
    1007 The Industrial Revolution
    1008 Two World Wars
    1009 Our Contemporary World
    1010 Ancient Times to the Present

  • Grade 11

    United States History

    10 LightUnits - 1 Credit

    In this one-credit course, each LightUnit includes a self test for each section and a LightUnit test, and should be completed in about three weeks. This course contains the following themes:

    1101 Foundations of American Democracy
    1102 Development of Constitutional Government
    1103 National Expansion
    1104 A Nation Divided
    1105 A Nation Divided and United
    1106 United States Involvement at Home and Abroad
    1107 The Depression Years
    1108 War and Nonresistant Christians
    1109 Contemporary America I
    1110 Contemporary America II

  • Grade 12

    Democracy and Christian Challenges

    10 LightUnits - 1 Credit

    This course contains the following themes:
    1201 Personal and Social Challenges
    1202 American Political Challenges
    1203 Economic Challenges
    1204 International Relations
    1205 Man and His Role in the Environment
    1206 The Christian and Authority
    1207 A History of the Jewish Peoples
    1208 The Role of the Family in Today’s Society
    1209 The Societal, Economic, and Political Challenges of Man
    1210 Review

    Each LightUnit contains one self test per section and one LightUnit test. For a full year’s study, each LightUnit must be completed in about three weeks.

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