Monday, April 23, 2012

God's Great Covenant

Since we are a homeschooling family, I am often looking for "Bible" curriculum.  Sounds a little odd, huh?  You have the Bible, what more is needed?  And I usually approach teaching the Bible from a more pure aspect.  I don't need or want a curriculum to tell me or my children everything we are supposed to know. But I do keep my eyes out for something that will be a guide, helping up to dig the truth out for ourselves.


Classical Academic Press recently gave me the chance to review God's Great Covenant, New Testament 1~The Gospels.  I was a little unsure of the course when I first got it.  I received two large workbooks, and I made the assumption it was full of busy work. But I began to dig through it, and found out how wrong my assumption was!  This is truly a well thought out and well written plan to guide you in teaching your children!

The teacher's edition is just a reproduction of the children's book, but the margins are left open to fill with notes.  There are also key point notes from the publishers.  It honestly takes quite a bit of work to prep this course and get it ready to teach.  You cannot just pick up the teachers manual and read a paragraph to your students. You first must read, take notes, study, and learn the material for yourself. In other words, you get to STUDY YOUR BIBLE for the purpose of teaching your children the Words of God!
With most curriculums, you get a planning guideline, and teaching schedule.  And that has been something to which I am very accustom.  This course does not.  Other than being sectioned out into units and chapters in the units, it is up to you the teacher to plan when and what you will teach.  Part of me would really like some direction in planning, but, maybe this will be another way I can learn and grow as a teacher.  Once I get the hang of the schedule, I do believe I will look into buying the other courses in this series!

Happy looking!

I reiceved this product for the purpose of review. I was not given any instuction as to what to say. All opinions and writing are my own.  For more reviews, please see The Homeschool Crew Blog.