When my children were young up through when my oldest started high school, I did not do a structured Bible curriculum during our school day. We did a family devotional each night before our children went to bed. There are so many excellent devotionals for children. It was not hard to find ones that fit our children’s’ age range. I asked on several of the Facebook groups that I am a part of the question, “What is your favorite Bible curriculum?” I never got the same answer twice. This just goes to show that there are so many out there. And each responded that they loved what they were using.
I came across Who is God and Can I Really Know Him? when I started Yellow House Book Rental, by then my children were teenagers. But I think I would have liked using this Bible curriculum. I would have read it with them or let me older children take turns reading and we would discuss what we read as a family. I am still amazed at what my younger children picked up on and remembered in those discussions and reading times that I thought were geared more toward my older children.
"Who is God? lays the foundational truths upon which a biblical Christian worldview is built; God is truth and He reveals His truth to people. It is important to teach our children what truth is and where do we go to find it." (Apologia.com) Our children are bombarded with messages every day through social media, friends, music, movies and more. They are all telling our children something about life, their identity, beauty, relationships, morality, and faith. It is so important the our “message” is the one they hear the loudest and is the clearest.
The Big Idea- an introduction to the main topic
What will you do?- learning objectives
Short Story- some lessons contain a short story
Think about it- thought-provoking questions to dig deeper in the story
Words You need to know- vocabulary words and definitions for important words in each lesson
Hide it in your heart- a Bible memory verse
Integrated learning- interesting articles with an age-appropriate approach to interdisciplinary topics related to the main text
What should I do? A specific godly character trait that the child should demonstrate in response to what he has learned
Prayer- each lesson concludes with a prayer
Worldview study- each lesson is part of an ongoing study that introduces your child to the concept of a worldview
Houses of truth- a hands-on memory aid. A visual model constructed one step at a time
The introduction gives a recommended lesson plan suggesting two weeks for each lesson, three days a week. But this can be adapted easily to meet your family’s needs.
Each lesson is approximately 30 pages. You can view a sample of the first lesson here. All four books in the What We Believe series follow this same format.
Who Is God? And Can I Really Know Him?
Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?
Who Is My Neighbor? And Why Does He Need Me?
What On Earth Can I Do?
Enjoying the journey,
Hi! I'm Michelle, the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. I'm a wife of 29 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children ranging from 18-26. We are just about to empty the nest. Oh, how time flew! My husband and I are excited to see how the Lord will use us in this new phase of life. I'd love to be friends! Send me an email, or connect with me on social media and tell me about yourself.
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