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4th and 5th Grades 
Global Studies

The Form Three classes are guided by a two-year Global Studies program that addresses what it means to be a Christ-follower in the vast and complex world. Students will understand their God-given mission and their role within the world as disciples of Christ. Through an integral approach of seeing the world, students will consider geography, sociology, history, art, music, literature, and other disciplines in a cohesive whole as they “explore God’s world and discover their place in it.”

In alternating years Form Two follows the themes of “Jesus the Light of the World” and “Go into All the World.”
Year One — Jesus is the Light of the World

This year is composed of the following units:
•  What is an Explorer? Shedding Light and Bringing Light
•  Exploring Civilizations: Central America and Mexico
•  Exploring Culture: South America
•  Exploring Ecosystems: Antarctica
•  Exploring Change: Oceania
•  Exploring Populations: Southern Asia
•  Exploring Commerce: East Asia
•  Exploring Home: North America

Year Two —Go into All the World

This year is composed of the following units:
•  What is a Disciple? Creation and Paul’s Missionary Journeys
•  Disciple to the Middle East: Peace, As Far as it Depends on You
•  Disciple to Europe: Christmas Traditions
•  Disciple to Western Europe: Old and New
•  Disciple to Eastern Europe: Breaking Down Walls
•  Disciple to Africa: Abundance and Scarcity

Click here for examples of the literature woven into various Form Three units each year!

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The Independent Readers Book List

Here at Lorien Wood, we seek to be a community of lifelong learners and readers in response to God’s call to love Him with all our mind. We value texts which have stood the test of time and newer stories that captivate the hearts and minds of our students. These texts help to develop students’ characters as well as deepen their knowledge. 

Form 3 students (ages 9-11) explore the world through our units and through the adventures they find in our stories. These book recommendations are made for students who have transitioned into the reading to learn stage. We hope these examples will cultivate lovers of reading that will lead to their own adventures as they explore God’s creation in both a literary sense and a realistic sense.

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