Marking 500 Years

Reformation Day resources useful for commemorating the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

SDA Resources
Truth Triumphant for Youth- A 23 chapter story of the Church in the Wilderness first published by Pacific Press in 1944.  Would work great as a read-aloud for the month of October.  Engaging reading full of pictures and diagrams.

Audio version of The Great Controversy -All 42 chapters available for free download and listening

Printable coloring pages of Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneers.  At total of 31 pages

Visionary for Kids – Several of the free magazines cover the topic of the Great Controversy.  The sidebar lists the issues.

Our Adventist Heritage – a full collection of multimedia study resources from the Atlantic Union Conference Teacher Bulletin

Adventist Pioneer Stories – listen online courtesy of the University Park Community SDA Church

 

Other Notebooking/Lapbook/Unit Study Resources

Reformation Unit Lap-n-Note from HomeschoolShare

Reformation Day Ideas and Activities from Beyond A Doubt

Protestant Reformers Notebooking pages from Notebooking Fairy

Free Offer: Discovering Jesus Coloring Book

The Jesus 101 Biblical Institute  is launching its new ministry branch of resources specifically designed for children! Jesus 101 – 4 Kids has just released its first product: Discovering Jesus in the Bible is a coloring book that will take children through the Bible with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot. This is the first volume in a series of Jesus 101 coloring books published by Pacific Press that draws theological connections between the Old and New Testament in a way that is easy for children to understand, and encourages them to accept Jesus’ redemption on their behalf.

 

To get this coloring book for FREE, download the Jesus 101 mobile app (on Apple or Android devices), click on “Book Offers,” and enter the offer code “#4KIDS”. You can also request the coloring book by visiting Jesus101.tv and choosing “Contact Us” to request your free coloring book today! Jesus 101 will send this promotion to you completely free of charge! (One book per household) – This code is valid until June 30, 2017.

Free Adventist History Resources

With the release of the film, Tell the World, we have had requests to repost Adventist history resources. Many are interested in doing some sort of church history study These links feature resources for all ages and learning styles.

The Adventist Home Educator

Free resources for those families who would like to incorporate Adventist history into their homeschool studies.

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Adventist Pioneers Coloring Pages courtesy of  Adventist Heritage Ministry.  

Audio stream of over 100 Adventist pioneer stories courtesy of the University Park SDA church in Oregon.

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                            Lest We Forget : A 5 part printable unit study for upper elementary- jr. high aged students.

Our Adventist Heritage is another set of free printable resources and project ideas looking at                               the lives of early Adventist church pioneers.

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There are several Pathfinder awards dealing with Adventist Church history.  Combine them with other doctrinal & Bible awards to earn the Master award for that category.

Don’t forget the Adventist Church’s official Office of Archives, Statistics and…

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Tell the World – The Full Film

“Tell the World” shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States who would go on to set the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the 19th century, the Church has been at the forefront of matters relating to health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation. 

You can learn more about the film at Tell the World

The 154 minute film can be viewed for free on You Tube.

Free Adventist History Resources

Free resources for those families who would like to incorporate Adventist history into their homeschool studies.

JosephBatesTN

 

 

Adventist Pioneers Coloring Pages courtesy of  Adventist Heritage Ministry.  

Audio stream of over 100 Adventist pioneer stories courtesy of the University Park SDA church in Oregon.

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                            Lest We Forget : A 5 part printable unit study for upper elementary- jr. high aged students.

Our Adventist Heritage is another set of free printable resources and project ideas looking at                               the lives of early Adventist church pioneers.

450px-Family,_Origins_and_Heritage_Master_Award

There are several Pathfinder awards dealing with Adventist Church history.  Combine them with other doctrinal & Bible awards to earn the Master award for that category.

 

Don’t forget the Adventist Church’s official Office of Archives, Statistics and Research website– chock-full of photographs,
online archives and more.  An excellent resource for a high school level research project.

 

Reading Aloud is for All Ages!

Becoming a Nation of Readers (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott and Wilkinson, 1985) presented among its findings that “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” This landmark  Commission on Reading report also indicated reading aloud in the home is an essential contributor to reading success, and that reading aloud… is “a practice that should continue throughout the grades.”

What powerful motivation to include reading aloud as part of a homeschooling schedule!  Most families however, see read-aloud time asMother_reading_to_child_1850 an activity for younger children only.  But as the report states, the practice should continue because the benefits of reading aloud don’t diminish as children grow older.

Pre-Readers

For the very young child, being read aloud to sends a multitude of important messages. The time spent with the reading parent is a vitally important bonding time. The young child gets the message that the act of reading is important, fun and desirable. Even though the child may not begin to read himself for several years, the underlying knowledge needed for reading success is being developed.

 

Emerging/Growing Readers

As a child enters his emerging reader years, the act of being read to still maintains a place of importance. Motivation becomes key factor in reading success, and being read aloud to keeps that motivation alive. It shows that reading is important and is a skill valued by the family. While the emerging reader listens, he takes note of the sounds of words, how punctuation is used, and begins to develop a personal vocabulary. As the books read aloud become longer, and the words become more difficult, a growing reader is able to gain access to new material with support.

Older Readers

One might think that reading to an older child is not a valuable exercise, but that is far from the truth.  It is one of the best ways to promote independent reading in older readers.  Because most children listen at a higher level than they read, reading aloud is an opportunity to present material they may have difficulty accessing on their own.   Reading aloud may motivate a reluctant reader to try material previously thought too difficult. Reading aloud to older readers also stimulates fluency and vocabulary growth. In addition, taking the time to discuss the reading material is excellent preparation for higher level critical thinking and writing.

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