Bible 1 Homeschool Kit
This grade spends an equal amount of time in Genesis Bible Stories (5 units) and the Life of Christ (4 units). Through lessons and Bible memorization, students will learn about Creation, the lineage of Israel, Joseph, Jesus’ birth to resurrection, and the life of Paul. Includes 11 Flash-a-Card® Bible Stories (including the Salvation Series, as well as The First Christmas and Thanksgiving), Sing Unto the Lord 1 CD, and the Grade 1 Bible curriculum.
Use God’s powerful Word to lead the tender heart and mind of your first grader to God’s path for him. This kit includes Curriculum Lesson Plans for 170 lessons of Bible classes. The 12 books of colorful visuals and narrative presentation will keep your child fascinated as he studies the lives of Adam, Cain, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Enoch, and Jesus. Through memorizing Bible verses, he will have God’s Word to help him daily as he learns about Creation, salvation, Christ’s miracles, Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, and more.
* Complete Bible time program. The daily plans especially designed for homeschoolers incorporate Bible memory verses, song time using the Sing unto the Lord 1 CD, prayer time, doctrinal drill, and Bible stories from Genesis and the life of Christ. Through your use of our organizational tools and high-quality teaching aids, your child will look forward to Bible time each day. Optional materials include the Bible Friends Activity Book and Sing unto the Lord songbook.
* Story format. Jesus often used stories and parables to communicate His message to the hearts of his audience. Use these 12 books of Bible story pictures, complete with lesson guides for the entire year, to keep your child eager to hear God’s Word. The stories of the Bible can open your child’s heart to trust in God and obey His Word.
* Realistic visuals. Often Bible stories for young children are done with cartoonish figures that make the Bible seem less than real. These visuals painted by professional artists make the Bible come to life with realistic facial expressions and appropriate time period settings that capture your child’s imagination.
This spiral curriculum progressively helps students learn (and memorize) major Bible content and key Scriptures (KJV), Christian doctrine, and the plan of Salvation. Each year’s study systematically overviews key characters, events, and concepts from the Old and New Testaments. Teachers are given plentiful guidance: lesson plan helps and procedures; nearly scripted lessons; reproducible tests (with answers); and more. Most student learning and review work is oral, with periodic testing. Typically, the approximate 30-minute, 4-day-per-week plan begins the first half of each lesson with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, then a variety of songs (hymns, choruses, and more, aided by the included grade-level music CD). Next, comes Scripture memory and review (sometimes from previous years), other Bible concept drills (depending on the grade), and prayer.
The second half is the topic-focused Bible lesson. The Flash-a-Card® stories serve as each lesson’s hub. Although quantity and print format vary per level, these full-color illustrated Bible stories offer students a visual while you provide the lesson.
Each grade simultaneously introduces new material while periodically spiraling back on specific units from previous years, with the goal of deepening children’s Biblical understanding. So, you’ll note some periodic repetitive use of card story sets, typically repeating some units every other year. However, some sets are used annually: the Crucifixion and Resurrection; the Salvation Series (used in K5 - Grade 6), and the Life of Christ Stories series of 5 sets (used in all but 5th and K4). You can, however, start Abeka® Bible at any level since kits will include each year’s lessons and materials.
Grades 5-6 kits maintain the teaching methodologies and focus begun in previous levels. At these grades only “classroom” style kits are available, but they’re still appropriate for home school use. These pictorial Flash-a-Cards® sets, made of sturdy 12”x15” cardstock, are stored in a protective vinyl case, providing group teaching options and many years of use. In addition, you’ll receive a Sing to the Lord songbook and CD, a spiral bound Curriculum Plan, and Sword Drill books (providing children practice using their Bibles). The kit for Grades 5 or 6 comes in a large storage box, protecting your Bible curriculum.
The K4 - grade 4 kits are homeschool editions: these 8 1/2"x 11” pictures and detachable lesson guides are stored in a book format. Kits include a level of the Sing Unto the Lord song CD (Scripture songs, choruses, and hymns), the curriculum, and the illustrated Flash-a-Card®. Grades 3, 5, and 6 add a spiral-bound songbook with simple piano arrangements, lyrics, an index, and grade-level indications. See our website for grade level specifics. ~ Ruth