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The  Globetrotter Teacher Guide

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B16010.gif (685 bytes) Scheduling

Monday through Thursday:  The Bible, socials studies, and language arts components of this curriculum are designed to be used in a two and a half hour blocks of time.  One activity flows into another because they are related by theme. 

Globetrotter spelling should fit into the time slot you use for other spelling programs.   The Literature units would also fit into the time scheduled for reading.

Friday: Plan for a minimum of one hour and a half (plus clean up time) for Friday projects, celebrations and reviews.  Friday projects include:

  • Specific art lessons or craft projects.
  • Cooking (and eating) projects.
  • Group celebrations at the end of a unit.
  • Reporting and sharing time.
  • A simulation of people in another time or place.

B16010.gif (685 bytes) Grouping of Students

ASSIGN students to groups of three or four--no more.  When the day's program requires groups, the students are ready.

The rotating roles of group members are:  

  • Group Recorder
  • Group Reporter
  • Computer Operator
  • (Group Encourager/Leader if there is a fourth person). 

Roles can be rotated every week or every three to four days. 

Groups may be REASSIGNED after two short Globetrotter sections or after one long one. 

GOALS:  Working on specific activities in a small group setting will:

  • Develop skills in social interaction.
  • Help prepare students for the work world and working with others.

B16010.gif (685 bytes) Assessment

Rubrics are designed to help you and the students in evaluating their work.  Please use them in a variety of ways:  

  • You evaluate student work alone.
  • You and the student evaluate the work as a team.
  • Groups evaluate and the scores are averaged.
  • Peer evaluation can be given, with recommendations and commendations.
  • Other ways which fit your students' needs.

 

  B16010.gif (685 bytes) Texts
  • World  (MacMillan/McGraw Hill) Year One & Two
  • United States (MacMillan/McGraw Hill) Year Three & Four     (Reference:   The American Nation - Prentice Hall)
  • The Holy Bible (preferrably in a modern version with a concordance)
  • The language arts book already found in your classroom may be used for a reference
  • Literature units are introduced in year three.  
  • Reference material:  Encylopedias; an exhaustive Bible concordance; and E. W. White books that correlate with the Bible era being studied.

B16010.gif (685 bytes) A Classroom Timeline that covers earth's history from creation to the present needs to be visible to the students throughout the year.  Plan on a minimum of 12 yards (this measurement would make each yard symbolize 500 years). 

The timeline itself could be made from:

  • Strips of colored border from a teacher supply store.
  • Wide, colored, gift ribbon; or that velvety, Christmas ribbon that you find at craft stores in 25 yard rolls for about $4.00.  Sticking it to the wall with small pieces of sticky Velcro should make it last for months and years, plus make it quite easy to remove.
  • A roll of adding machine tape.

Begin the year with these dates (that align with the SDA Bible Commentary)

  • Creation  3958 B. C.    
  • Flood  2302 B. C.          
  • Exodus  1445 B. C.        
  • Birth of Christ  4 B. C.  
  • Columbus 1492
  • Great Disappointment 1844
  • Present             

Add the dates of significant events to this timeline as you study about them throughout the year.