I had the opportunity to review a neat Bible curriculum this summer; Bible Study Guide For All Ages. We are working through the Primary (1st & 2nd grade) level. I had heard great things about this curriculum and wanted to try it. My kids weren’t real excited about doing any school this summer, but when I put up the timeline and the maps they started to show a little interest.
They started asking some questions about how this all worked. So I showed them their workbooks,
the timeline and map pieces, how the teacher’s guide shows me the lesson and that the label book binder with the timeline and map pieces shows us where to put them. Then I showed them that we got these really neat cards. One for each book of the Bible.
After that they were ready to dig into the first lesson. I was as impressed with it as they were. We received lessons 1-26. They started with Jacob and his 12 sons and how Joseph was his very favorite. I learned that Jacob chose favorites a lot. He had a favorite wife and a favorite son. The lesson continues with asking how does it feel when someone else is chosen the favorite and you are not. This opened up some nice discussion with Evie (7) and Thomas (almost 6). They were really understanding the story. They worked in the workbook marking what my teacher guide instructed and applied what they were learning with real life situations.
After that we added some things on the timeline and places on the map.
I really enjoyed placing the labels on the areas we talked about. It was neat to be able to instantly see how near or far some of these places were. Also some of the bodies of water were smaller than we thought they would be.
The lessons continue with the same pattern as the first. We learned about Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt, Joseph being sent to jail and how lies hurt people, Joseph’s and Pharoah’s dreams and more about Joseph and how is helped his family. They liked working through the workbook, having discussion and adding things to the wall. I’m very impressed with the amount of diverse information that they were able to remember with these lessons. I personally like learning this way and am looking forward to continuing using this curriculum with them.
There are other levels to choose from so this can grow with them. Currently I am using the same level for all three of my school age children (including 12 year old David). This is just a supplement for David’s Bible curriculum and he is enjoying being a mentor during our lessons. We received the first 26 lessons of 416. These lessons work through the entire Bible in about 4 years of doing 2 lessons per week year round or 3 lesson per week for the school year. I was a little disappointed at first that we only had 26 lessons, but then realized that if my children are ready for the next level at lesson 27 I can just purchase the next lesson in the higher level. This is great that I can customize the work just for them at their pace. Each 26 lesson packs of student pages are only $5.95 and teachers packs are $9.95. I like that they are affordable and you can purchase only what you need when you need them. Each lesson pack contains lessons from both the Old and New Testaments.
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