Edward VI, the British Josiah (Heroes of the Faith Series)
The British Josiah recounts the brief period of six years that Edward VI reigned over England and the impact this young boy’s faith had over the people closest to him and the country he ruled. In the pages of this book, you will encounter the intricacies of the Royal family, an overview of the Church at this time, reformation, and the Catholic influence on life and the monarchy. Section 1 details the life of Edward VI, as well as his predecessor and successors. Section 2 outlines the roles and influence of the Pope and the Catholic church. Section 3 provides a number of prayers that can be used throughout the day and for special occasions. The text is filled with helpful footnotes, a bibliography and an index at the end. 174 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca
It usually takes a lifetime to make an impact on history. But here is a story of what God can do through the life of a young person dedicated to Him! The son of Henry VIII, Edward became king of England at age 9 and reigned for only six years. Like the young King Josiah of Judah, he delighted in the Scriptures. Consequently, he used those brief years as king to set the roots of the Reformation deep into the heart of his country. The fragrance of his young life lingered long after his death. Your heart will be moved as you read not only about his life but actual prayers and other original works written by this boy king. Biography written by N. A. Woychuk. Includes bibliography, index, and Scripture index for quick reference. 208 pages. Gr. 7–12.
Needing to assign a book report but are concerned about the content, people, and material that is out there to read and report on? This Heroes of the Faith Series from Abeka contains faith-based, biographical, chapter books that reveal certain aspects of Christianity’s complex historical past. Each volume is written in a way that is informative and influenced by the individuals that are featured in each text. Choose a different book each year from 7-12th grade to read and report on. Or, for avid readers, select a book a semester and read through this series in a matter of a few years. While these texts are suggested for use alongside the 7th-12th grade Abeka Bible program, they are also a great addition to any ELA program for reading and reading comprehension. ~Rebecca
New to the Abeka Bible series? No worries! Grades 7 and 8 are a great place to pick up this spiral approach to the Abeka Bible program. In these middle years, students review and build onto Old and New Testament knowledge. This program is easy to pick-up for your students wherever you find yourself in your Biblical studies. Lessons typically take 30 minutes, 4-days a week, and the Curriculum Daily Plan provides weekly and daily outlined schedules. These plans incorporate suggested hymns to sing, memory verses to study, and outline which lessons you are going to teach. While not scripted, the instruction is very thorough and will be an added benefit to structure your time while studying the Bible. These middle grades still utilize the Flash-a-Card images as the basis of instruction. On one side are large graphics for students to study while you, as teacher, read the lesson and information provided on the back of the cards. These are great visual aids for learning. If you are an Abeka Bible veteran, chances are you have the Flash-a-Cards needed for 7th and 8th grade. The additional cards you would need are Abraham Through Joseph (grade 7) and John the Baptist/Peter (grade 8). Check out our Flash-a-Card Cycle Chart to see the usage of content.
In Grade 7, as students are learning more about the Exodus story, they will review information about the Tabernacle and the Moses journey (these lessons are also used in Flash-a-Card Grade 5 Abeka Bible). Then you will learn more about the history and people of Israel, from Abraham through Joseph. In Grade 8, the study of Joshua and Judges (OT) is covered again with the addition of the book of Acts (NT).
Each semester units have midterms and final exams, plus additional quizzes. All this material is located in the Student Quiz and Test Book. The test booklet provides your tests, memory verse exams, review worksheets, test schedules, and grading rubric. The Quiz and Test Key provides all the answers to the unit’s quizzes, test, and exams.
In the Abeka Bible middle years, students move to the Sing His Praise Hymnal. This spiral- bound hymnal is a collection of traditional hymns to incorporate in your daily studies and worship. Outlined in the curriculum lesson plans are the suggested songs from this hymnal. The Sing His Praise Hymnal will be used from 7-12 grade. ~Rebecca
Compare the Flash Cards needed at each grade level: Abeka Bible Flash-A-Cards Chart.