Starting Points World View Primer

Starting Points World View Primer

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Grades: 7-12

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This course offers students the materials for building a biblical worldview. Besides reading and contemplating a handful of recommended books, students will have the opportunity to further form and express their own opinions through five included writing assignments. The book is composed of 33 weeks of study, divided into four different sections. For the first nine weeks, students focus on building the biblical worldview. They read How to Read Slowly, Answers for Difficult Days and Know What You Believe, answering questions and analyzing statements. This book provides worksheets with outlines and questions for students to complete. After studying these two books for seven weeks, an eighth week is devoted to the first writing assignment, an essay for the student to write about their personal worldview. An outline with specific guidelines and questions to address is included to help the student complete their essay. For the next nine weeks, students identify literature based upon the biblical worldview. In this section, students will several books and watch a couple of videos to determine if they're based on the biblical worldview. These books include several of The Chronicles of Narnia, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Deadliest Monster, and the videos are It's a Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz. While reading and watching these sources, students will compare and contrast key characters, places and events to biblical themes, God, and the biblical worldview. Thought provoking questions encourage students to think about the inspiration and meanings behind some of these writings and scripts. After completing The Chronicles of Narnia, students complete another essay about the world of Narnia. Again, an outline with aids them in their formation of ideas, topic sentences, organization, and overall layout. A third essay is written upon the completion of Frankenstein, in which readers carefully examine author Mary Shelley's worldview following the provided outline. Next, students read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and then examine Robert Louis Stevenson's worldview through an essay. By the end of these nine weeks, students should be well equipped to evaluate whether or not literature is based on the biblical worldview. The next nine-week section is entitled Speaking the Biblical Worldview into the Culture. Students learn three approaches for talking with non-Christians in the 21st century. Here, students resume reading Know Why You Believe and also Mere Christianity and Assumptions. Students examine the topics presented by answering question and studying the texts. Questions such as "Is Christianity Rational?" "Did Christ Rise from the Dead?" "Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil?" and "Is Christian Experience Valid?" are discussed in Know Why You Believe. Mere Christianity presents the topics "Law of Human Nature," "The Three Parts of Morality," "Forgiveness," and "Counting the Cost." Assumptions cover issues of cultural assumptions, the value of human life, and separation of church and state. All three of these books offer extensive explanations of a wide variety of both important and foundational topics. The section Founding of a Nation Based Upon the Biblical Worldview includes six weeks spent studying the book Never Before in History. This book explores the political and religious backdrop for the founding of the United States and the ideas the founding fathers used to write the Declaration and the Bill of Rights. In the second week students write their last essay, concerning political and religious backdrop. The final two weeks of the course are devoted to tying up loose ends. These chapters offer final thoughts and questions along with a short tie into the next book, World Views of the Western World. 479 pgs. - Melissa

Primary Subject
Bible
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Cornerstone Curriculum Project
Weight
1.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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This is the best worldview study I have ever seen! I have used it with my older children, and now I am ordering my last copy of the workbook for my youngest child. This curriculum truly taught my children to think about what they read, watch, and hear in light of the Bible. After finishing this course, they understood that everyone has a point of view, or worldview, from which they are working. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants students to develop a Biblical worldview.
Deidre B on Apr 19, 2021
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Karen R on Jun 1, 2020
This is the best worldview study I have ever seen! I have used it with my older children, and now I am ordering my last copy of the workbook for my youngest child. This curriculum truly taught my children to think about what they read, watch, and hear in light of the Bible. After finishing this course, they understood that everyone has a point of view, or worldview, from which they are working. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants students to develop a Biblical worldview.
Deidre B on Apr 19, 2021
for the class
Karis D on Aug 5, 2020
Required
Karen R on Jun 1, 2020
Trying to complete my set.
Leanne S on Jan 2, 2020
we need it for school this year
Karmen B on Jun 11, 2019
This is for my daughter's homeschool curriculum.
Kim K on May 8, 2018
Planning to work through this curriculum as a family.
Lylyan N on Mar 29, 2018
Reqd for classes
Summer M on Sep 6, 2017
Incredible curriculum. If I had only one high school course to choose, this would be it. It teaches you HOW to think and how to identify faulty thinking that can be so subliminal in this culture
Kristin P on Sep 6, 2017
Our daughter is taking the Starting Points Worldview class and needs this primer as a part of her curriculum
Jason P on Sep 3, 2017
school book
Amy R on Aug 30, 2017
I have researched this curriculum and know it is the one I wanted to use with my high school students. Your company had the best price and free shipping.
Arlene S on Aug 16, 2017
for child's class
Amy C on Jul 5, 2017
needed for a class
James C on May 29, 2017
Starting Points is life changing! The reason you Homeschool!!
Sherre J on Sep 6, 2016
coop class for homeschool
Donna B on Aug 29, 2016
This is an excellent curriculum for understanding Christian worldviews and the other worldviews that our culture shouts out loud. Using the Bible, books, and videos, this is a really useful training ground for recognizing other worldviews and solidifying a Biblical foundation.
Georgia S on Aug 12, 2016
It was recommended by my homeschool enrichment program and is an excellent introduction to understanding worldview. It was a huge help to my son in being able to think more critically about the movies he watches and the books he reads!
Michelle G on Aug 11, 2016
I used this curriculum several years ago for my oldest daughter. It is so foundationally instructive regarding world view and critical thinking that I don't want my next daughter to leave home without having taken the course. I love that it doesn't just tell me what my world view is, but allows me to discover thru God's word and discussion what is truth and solid thinking. It was well worth the time spent to discuss these concepts with my girls as THIS is why I homeschool.
April L on Aug 3, 2016
best price
shielah s on Jul 31, 2016
materials for co-op class
Scott M on Jul 19, 2016
We used it successfully with an older sibling. Very good value for a solid Literature/History/Bible course.
Amy K on Jul 16, 2016
This item has been used in our homeschool co op for years. It is a wonderful way to broaden the mind and make kids think for themselves.
paula j on Jul 16, 2016
required for a co-op class
Rachel H on Jul 9, 2016
I am placing my son in a program he will be useing
Diana D on May 28, 2016
for the class
Karis D on Aug 5, 2020
Trying to complete my set.
Leanne S on Jan 2, 2020
Does this curriculum provide adequate writing instruction or do I need to add seperate composition?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is a moderate amount of -at least a dozen- writing assignments included in the Starting Points Primer. There is also an excellent IEW writing course (Starting Points Worldview Based Writing Lessons) designed to supplement the Starting Points Primer, which uses the IEW structure and style concepts and follows the Starting Points Primer schedule. This is great for students who want to dig a little deeper into the subject. I have used both courses with two of my students. Both of them benefited greatly from this Starting Points course, and the IEW course was easy to adapt or omit as needed.
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what format does this product come in? Binder, 3 hole punched pages to place in your own binder, some other format, spiral bound, ??? TIA
A shopper on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It comes bound like a book, but it's very easy to bring it to your local UPS or FedEx store and have them put a spiral binding on it or to three hole punch it to place in a binder yourself.
Is there a separate student and teacher book?
User on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To my knowledge, there is only the student book. No teacher book is available. There are other books required for the curriculum. I think there are about 10 of them plus some of the Narnia books.
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