Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We've been looking for a good Bible curriculum. One that is interesting, motivating, and educational. A curriculum we can't wait to dive into each day.
And, I believe we've found it in Classical Academic Press' God's Great Covenant, New Testament 1: A Bible Course for Children. Classical Academic Press does not label this curriculum with an appropriate age/grade level, however I feel it is appropriate for children 2nd-6th, depending on the amount of direct parental involvement.
The layout and font of the Student Text are very pleasing to both my kids, as well as to me. The book is broken up into 4 units of 36 chapters, and has a very detailed, albeit understandable, introductory section which outlines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting of the New Testament. The kids will learn about the Gospels using worksheets, memory verses, stories, devotional guides, quizzes, and with a little boy named Simon. My kids have truly enjoyed following along with Simon as he lives his life during New Testament times awaiting the arrival of the Messiah!
In addition to the Student Text, there is a detailed Teacher's Edition which has the full Student Text, ample space for taking notes, answer keys, and additional information to expound on the historical, cultural, geographical, and theological concepts in the Student Text. The Teacher's Edition can be used as a teaching tool, for personal learning, and to check and correct the student's worksheets.
What I've really loved are the downloadable audible files that can be purchased to accompany the curriculum. What kid doesn't love hearing someone OTHER than their own mother read to them? What mother doesn't enjoy actually listening to the lesson instead of reading it aloud herself? The audible files are of the Story Time sections in the book, and they are clearly read, making them a joy to listen to.
Overall, this curriculum is exactly what we'd been looking for and we are so enjoying it that I'm sure we'll purchase the God's Great Covenant: Old Testament series from Classical Academic Press. We look forward to our Bible curriculum each day, and we're sure it will bless your family as well!
God's Great Covenant: New Testament 1 Student Text can be purchased from the Classical Academic Press website for $26.95. Teacher's Edition, Audio Files, and other great Bible curricula can also be found on their pages.
FCC Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Review Crew, I received a copy of God's Great Covenant: New Testament 1 Student Book and Teacher's Guide at no cost to me in exchange for my honest opinion of the product. All opinions expressed herein are completely mine.
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