Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Shop by Subject

Category Description

I donít know if this series was designed with the homeschool in mind, but it is well suited for homeschool use. The program currently is available in four levels. Beginnings I is written for 2 - 5 year olds. Beginnings II is used for two years in grades 1 to 3 - Old Testament and New Testament. Discovery is used in grades 3 to 7, and Quest is used in grades 7 - 12. The program takes a spiral approach, meaning that the student will cover some of the same sections of the Bible multiple times during the program, studying the material in greater depth at the higher levels. The advantage for homeschoolers who have children at various ages is that the program covers approximately the same material at about the same point in the program at the two highest levels, so everyone from 3rd grade on up is studying the same section of the Bible. As a matter of fact, the titles of the six books in the Discovery series are the same as the titles of the six books in the Quest series.

The other good news for the homeschool teacher is that little preparation is required. Each book is divided into 30 lessons, and lessons are subdivided in to manageable daily chunks. Answer keys are also available for Beginnings II, Discovery, and Quest books.

Letís look at the four levels in more detail. Beginnings contains two books, And It Was Good Old Testament Lessons, and Precious in His Sight New Testament Lessons, for the teacher. 30 lessons (five days per lesson) cover the Old Testament at a very basic level. Since attention span is limited at this level, lessons are designed to be short and fast-paced. Lessons stress Godís love and include the following: a Bible story in simple language, key discussion ideas, definitions of any words or phrases that might be unfamiliar, a model prayer, review questions, shortened or paraphrased Bible verses, songs and hymns, and "Virtue Lessons" to help a child apply Godís word in his life. Hymns used in this program come from My First Hymnal, which is currently out of print. A simplified version with 15 simple arrangements and a recorder is currently available. The CD, which includes all the hymns, is still available.

Bible Beginnings II is designed for the young reader/writer in the early elementary years and features large print lessons that are perfect for the young Bible scholar who is ready to read and write on his own. Beginnings II contains two books, Jesus, My Shepherd New Testament Lessons and Godís Promises Old Testament Lessons. This series correlates with the lessons in the first level. This study contains 30 large print lessons (five days per lesson) with Bible stories and questions which are either multiple choice or short word answers. Other elements include Bible Words to Remember to encourage memorization skills, Prayer Thoughts to help each child learn to talk with God, Think About which helps students to apply Godís Word to his/her life, and Words to Know which defines difficult words or concepts. Allow about thirty minutes per day for these lessons.

Discovery lessons are divided into five-day sections. Each section covers specific Bible verses, which are quoted using the New King James Version. Next, definitions are given for any words that might be unfamiliar to the students. Finally, 10 to 15 comprehension questions about the text complete each section. Map activities are sometimes included as a portion of the comprehension questions. After Day 5, review questions are given which cover the entire five days of the lesson. Half an hour per day should be adequate to cover the dayís work, but you might allow an extra five to ten minutes on Friday to do the lesson review questions.

Quest lessons are also divided into five-day sections. Day 1 is typically a vocabulary review, or a review of material previously learned. Also on Day 1, the student reads through the several pages of notes included at the end of the lesson. These notes are a commentary on the scriptures that will be studied during this weekís lesson. The remaining four days of the lesson typically ask the student to read a section of the Bible and then to answer questions relating to the Bible reading. These questions are typically comprehension questions, although some questions require application of scripture or ask opinions of the student. At the end of the week, the student reads through the several pages of notes included at the end of the lesson. These notes are a commentary on the Scriptures that will be studied during the weekís lesson. Depending on the amount of Bible reading, plan to spend a half hour to an hour per day on each section.

The Explorerís Bible Study is quite well done. Its emphasis is on studying the Bible, not on promoting any particular denominational viewpoint. Although the NKJV is quoted in the Bible Discovery level, any version of the Bible can be used with the program. Teacher preparation time is minimal, and most of the family can study the same sections of the Bible at the same time. This series would be an excellent starting point for lifelong Bible study.

Showing "Explorerís Bible Study"

Showing Products: (1 to 20 of 31 )
Sort by

Click product title for description and product reviews

Page 1 of 2 Jump to page:

(1) 2 Next
All > Bible / Devotion / Character > CURRICULUM > Explorerís Bible Study >
Beginnings II: Godís Promises Answer Key

Beginnings II: Godís Promises Answer Key
Item #: 034779
ISBN: 9781889015033
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Beginnings II: Godís Promises Student

Beginnings II: Godís Promises Student
Item #: 034780
ISBN: 9781889015019
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $25.99
Rainbow Price: $18.50

Beginnings II: Jesus, My Shepherd Answer Key

Beginnings II: Jesus, My Shepherd Answer Key
Item #: 034781
ISBN: 9781889015903
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Beginnings II: Jesus, My Shepherd Student

Beginnings II: Jesus, My Shepherd Student
Item #: 034782
ISBN: 9781889015897
Grades: PreK-3
Retail: $25.99
Rainbow Price: $18.50

Bible Beginnings: And It Was Good Parent Guide

Bible Beginnings: And It Was Good Parent Guide
Item #: 007198
ISBN: 9781889015279
Grade: PreK
Author: Patricia C. Russell
Retail: $25.99
Rainbow Price: $18.50

Bible Beginnings: Precious in His Sight (NT)

Bible Beginnings: Precious in His Sight (NT)
Item #: 015564
ISBN: 9781889015309
Grades: PreK-3
Author: Patricia C. Russell
Retail: $25.99
Rainbow Price: $18.50

Bible Discovery: Godís Perfect Plan Answer Key

Bible Discovery: Godís Perfect Plan Answer Key
Item #: 015565
ISBN: 9781889015774
Grades: 5-8
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Bible Discovery: Godís Perfect Plan Student

Bible Discovery: Godís Perfect Plan Student
Item #: 015566
ISBN: 9781889015286
Grades: 5-8
Author: Nancy S. Bridges
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

Bible Quest: Godís Perfect Plan Answer Key

Bible Quest: Godís Perfect Plan Answer Key
Item #: 015567
ISBN: 9781889015828
Grades: 9-12
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Bible Quest: Godís Perfect Plan Student Text

Bible Quest: Godís Perfect Plan Student Text
Item #: 015379
ISBN: 9781889015293
Grades: 7-12
Author: Marni Shideler McKenzie
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

Disc: Early History of Israel Answer Key

Disc: Early History of Israel Answer Key
Item #: 002982
ISBN: 9781889015347
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Disc: Early History of Israel Student (Ex-Jsh

Disc: Early History of Israel Student (Ex-Jsh
Item #: 002983
ISBN: 9781889015330
Grades: PreK-Adult
Author: Patricia C. Russell
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

Discovery: Promises Fulfilled Ans Key

Discovery: Promises Fulfilled Ans Key
Item #: 002976
ISBN: 9781889015750
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Discovery: Promises Fulfilled Student

Discovery: Promises Fulfilled Student
Item #: 002977
ISBN: 9781889015132
Grades: PreK-Adult
Author: Patricia C. Russell
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

Discovery: Words of Wisdom Answer Key

Discovery: Words of Wisdom Answer Key
Item #: 002985
ISBN: 9781889015767
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Discovery: Words of Wisdom Student

Discovery: Words of Wisdom Student
Item #: 002986
ISBN: 9781889015255
Grades: PreK-Adult
Author: Nancy S. Bridges
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

Discovery:In Beginning Genesis Answer Key

Discovery:In Beginning Genesis Answer Key
Item #: 002979
ISBN: 9781889015323
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Discovery:In Beginning Genesis Student

Discovery:In Beginning Genesis Student
Item #: 002980
ISBN: 9781889015316
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $21.99
Rainbow Price: $15.45

My First Hymnal Recorder Fun Book & Recorder

My First Hymnal Recorder Fun Book & Recorder
Item #: 009701
ISBN: 9780634056727
EAN: 073999129915
Grades: PreK-3
Author: Karyn Henley
Retail: $9.95
Rainbow Price: $9.50

Quest: Early History of Israel Answer Key

Quest: Early History of Israel Answer Key
Item #: 002996
ISBN: 9781889015361
Grades: PreK-Adult
Retail: $6.99
Rainbow Price: $5.45

Click product title for product reviews, where available

Page 1 of 2 Jump to page:

(1) 2 Next