Grades 7 and 8: Theme: Heroes

7th Grade Theme Book: Frau Luther

7th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Frau Luther? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas


Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Research: Have students pick a reformer from the reformation period and research and type a paper include a bibliography page using Microsoft Office (07 or higher).
  • Invite your church pastor to come to class to share a presentation on Luther, or to be hosted as a local hero - with thank yous from the students and prayer for the pastor by the students.
  • Have students research current Adventist Heroes. Refer to local union magazine such as the Gleaner.
  • Use the books as the Literature Books connected to your Social Studies Curriculum (Ex. Frau Luther can connect with the Reformation chapter in 7th Medieval Studies)

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.




8th Grade Theme Book: The Unlikeliest Hero


8th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Seventh-day Adventists Believe by General Conference Ministerial Department. Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2005.

8th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with The Unlikeliest Hero? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas

  • Have students take digital pictures representing foundational Adventist beliefs. Assemble into a presentation to share in church.
  • Create a VoiceThread about what different Adventist beliefs mean to each student. Have students invite family and friends across the country or around the world to respond and share their stories of how specific beliefs have made a difference in their lives. Tips for using Voicethread here.
  • Have students compare the life of WWI hero, Alvin York, with that of Desmond Doss. Both began their wars as conscientious objectors. What made them heroes?
  • Have students interview relatives who have World War II stories, either first hand or what they remember their parents telling them. Record the interviews. Write them up or create digital stories. Read about digital storytelling here. Students could also work in production teams.
  • Show the documentary, "The Conscientious Objector" to your students — found on Amazon.com
  • Video: Conscientious Objector (documentary about Desmond Doss). Some profanity due to live interviews with veterans.
  • Use Skype to connect to a hero: AFM missionary, student missionary, returned student missionary at your nearby Adventist college, academy student. Who else can you & your students think of? Use Digital Conversations resources to help prepare.

Websites

"In Real Life" Ideas

Non technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • The Unlikeliest Hero is a spiritual biography of Doss' life. Have students write their own spiritual autobiographies and share them with other classes during week of prayer.

Lesson Plans


Learning Center Plans



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