Golden Children's Bible

Golden Children's Bible

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Item #: 022802
ISBN: 9780307165206
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

Illustrated with bright, colorful artwork and rewritten in a style similar to the New King James Version, but simplified for children, this Bible is sure to capture your child's attention. 510 pgs, hc. ~ Zach

Category Description for Memoria Press Third Grade Curriculum:

Grade 3 continues the quality of the classical education, with new moderated pacing, with students working through Ludere and Latina Christiana I, Christian Studies I, English Grammar Recitation 1, D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and States & Capitals over 3rd and 4th grades. Reading includes classics like Farmer Boy, Charlotte's Web, Paddington and Mr. Popper's Penguins. They will also learn about the animal kingdom, poetry and composition. Rod and Staff Math and Spelling Workout are continued.

Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.

Category Description for UNIT STUDY GUIDES:

Unit study guides are like one unit of a curriculum unit study. They are meant to be used for a shorter amount of time to study a specific topic using this approach.

Talented homeschoolers are increasingly developing and producing unit studies not just for their own families, but to share with others. This is so exciting to me! For years, public school teachers have had outlets to share the products of their research and labors with fellow teachers. Now homeschoolers are doing the same - allowing others to reap the benefits. Each author has her (or his) own style - each unit study here is unique in its execution and focus. Someday, I hope this section will be brimming over with units! What a learning experience to see another perspective on a topic! For busy moms who like the unit study method but can't prepare their own from scratch, this section could become a treasure trove!

Although we receive a lot of "prospects" for this section, we try to limit our selections based on the following preferences. Basically, we avoid "no help" studies that give you little more than an outline to follow with suggested resources. Preference is given to studies that are "exciting and inviting", products of obviously thorough research and compilation, ones that provide some "meat" or base to work from (either a couple of basic resource books, or self-contained), and interesting, educational activities that are not just "busywork."

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.

The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.

Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.

We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.

This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna

Category Description for Introduction to Classical Studies:

The idea is really quite simple - build a unit study around Latin. If you're committed to a classical approach to education, Latin will be an integral part. Why not follow a natural and interesting path to incorporate geography, history, reading, spelling, vocabulary, and composition into that study? User-friendly lesson plans allow you to teach through a basic set of stories that are fundamental to classical education. What's unusual about this study is the suggestion that it be repeated three years in a row, each time delving deeper into the interrelationships - the repetition and review helping to internalize the stories and to develop a command of them. No doubt you're wondering what this set of foundational stories might be. Three books were selected to provide them. The Golden Children's Bible creates in children's minds and hearts lasting and glowing memories of the people and events of the Bible while at the same time familiarizing students with important passages and the poetic qualities of Scripture. D'Aulaires' Greek Myths is a wonderfully illustrated volume containing the universal stories that describe human character and the human situation. Famous Men of Rome memorably tells the story of the men who contributed to Rome's model and long-lasting civilization.

The heart of this program is a set of thirty detailed weekly lesson plans. Reading selections from each of the spines is the foundational starting place. The plans include words to know, expressions to know, facts to know, a Bible verse to memorize and Roman history questions. Also included are timeline entries, map activities, copywork, picture studies, art projects, and suggestions for Honors work. The Teacher Guide includes a "how to use this guide" section plus the lesson plans. Additional teacher resources include an answer key (history and honors questions), worksheets with answer keys, timelines, maps, and a pronunciation guide. The Student Guide has some of the same "how to" information plus weekly worksheets (based on the lesson plans with space to record answers) and memory work lists for each week. The Appendix provides worksheets, timelines, maps, and a pronunciation guide.

If you've been committed to a classical education from your child's earliest school years, you may be thinking "hmmm, we've already covered this." You're right. Much of this material is covered in other ways if you follow a typical classical curriculum. However, if you have an older child (upper elementary) and you've just decided to follow classical, this is a terrific "catch-up" program. It will give both you and your child a great start on the foundational information needed to continue with classical schooling. I can also see it being used as a family unit study approach to a classical foundation. Student - 89 pgs, pb, Teacher - 78 pgs pb. ~ Janice

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Trade Cloth
8 to 13
Joseph A. Grispino (Contribution by) ; Samuel Terrien (Contribution by) ; David Wice (Contribution by)
Brand Name
Random House
3.1 (lbs.)
10.5" x 7.5" x 1.5"
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I love the graphics and that the stories are on a child's reading level.
Victoria Z on Oct 29, 2021
It was recommended for my school reading program.
Bayley M on Aug 8, 2018
I love the graphics and that the stories are on a child's reading level.
Victoria Z on Oct 29, 2021
Great gift for child/adult who wants to learn the Bible. Great pictures and nice overview.
Heidi S on Oct 19, 2020
It was recommended for my school reading program.
Bayley M on Aug 8, 2018
required for class
Laurie K on Aug 19, 2017
A friend recommended this Children's Bible and i was glad to find it on this site.
Kristine B on Jun 30, 2017
Our early elementary teacher wants a bible story book to read to her students.
Jacqueline W on Aug 9, 2016
Required item for class.
Eleece N on Aug 5, 2016
This Bible goes along with the Christian Studies Book I, II, and III.
Marie Andree F on Jul 24, 2016
This will be a read aloud for my 3rd grade son and grandson. I like the translation and the illustrations.
Donna L on May 17, 2016
Purchasing this based on Memorial Press' recommendation.
Heather R on Feb 29, 2016
Great gift for child/adult who wants to learn the Bible. Great pictures and nice overview.
Heidi S on Oct 19, 2020
required for class
Laurie K on Aug 19, 2017
Can this be used for catholics? Not an expert here sorry :-/
Lucia on Dec 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: As a Catholic, I would not find this in conflict in any way. However, this is a subjective question.
My grandson is seven but doing very well with his reading do you think this Bible would be good for him? I says age 8.
Judy on Sep 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It might be a bit too complicated for a first grader to read to himself, but you could read it aloud to him.
Is this a hard cover?
Katharine S on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's hard cover. It's very nice.
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Rated 3 out of 5
I am not sure what age this is good for
The pictures are great, lots of details and of course it is more indepth than pretty much any other picture bible I have ever seen. However, the Old Testament covers some really tough stuff and I personally don't think those details are good for kids until high school. These stories are complicated even for adults!! So unless you feel very confident in your understanding of the Old Testament and feel you can read these stories and discuss them with your child I suggest getting a simpler version. For me these stories in the Old Testament are going to make kids think of God as a really bad guy unless you can really explain things well to them. I really struggled with this bible with my kids. For me these subjects are better for middle school or high school and by that time you would be done with picture bibles. So that is why I am not sure when this is an appropriate bible to use. I just give this as a caution.
August 11, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful pictures and well written stories for young and old alike.
September 1, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I purchased the Children's Bibles for gifts, but I am sure the children will enjoy them.
October 29, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This Bible is perfect as the final step before moving on from the world of children's Bibles This Bible has a vast amount of very detailed stories with realistic illustrations It includes enough detail to spark questions from even 8 and 9 year olds Excellent overview for the older crowd I am using it with my 75 and 95 year olds
June 8, 2011

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