God Made the World & Me
God Made the World & Me contains 13 lessons with activity center ideas. This book is used in conjunction with The Creation Story for Children, which pictures each day of creation.
Creation-based lessons children will enthusiastically enjoy!
God Made the World and Meis a great way to combine fun and learning! Thirteen comprehensive curriculum lessons combine science, art, physical activities, as well as activities for younger and older students, and circle time songs!
It's never too early to start building an appreciation and understanding of our Creator, the Bible, and basic learning skills. Developed by a professional with 30 years experience in early childhood education,God Made the World and Meis a wonderful opportunity to start building a solid faith foundation while preschoolers learn about the world around them.
This curriculum from Master Books is designed to introduce Biblical themes while integrating some preschool basic skills. Using a combination of several books and a teacher guide, this program is a full Bible program designed for lessons of 45 minutes to an hour, four times a week for 36 weeks, for 3-5 year olds. The curriculum can be used at home, in Sunday school, co-op or a small school setting. The Parent Lesson Planner (PLP) serves as the teacher guide and record book and provides what you as teacher need to plan, teach and record Bible lessons. Youll find lesson plans and weekly schedules, instructions, materials lists and coloring pages. Each weekly schedule of four lessons includes reading, coloring pages, activities and vocabulary building. Scheduling provides direction and yet enough flexibility to meet your specific needs. A suggested semester schedule briefly overviews material and then a daily schedule outlines each days objectives. Since Biblical Beginnings has multiple teaching venues in mind, lessons include "Circle Time" and different Center Times. These, however, can be easily adapted for the home school room. A minor point, but some of the coloring page illustrations werent my cup of tea (a little too cartoony for my tastes). Consumable and reproducible (for up to 10 students in one classroom)perforated pages. 14;" x 11", 164 pp, sc.
This Bible curriculum requires the below-listed products (purchase separately) which include varied genre, activities and Bible lessons. Ive included a brief description of each here; more thorough descriptions are available under eachproduct listing. God Made the World & Me contains 13 lessons with activity center ideas.
This book is used in conjunction with The Creation Story for Children, which pictures each day of creation.A is for Adam, D is for Dinosaur and N is for Noah, which are chart type books that tell creation and Genesis stories using colorful illustrations and rhyme. Coloring books by the same
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.
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."
Teaching your children about God's creation can take place at any age, and this curriculum gives you the lessons to teach them while they are young. Intended as a unit study, you can use these books in a variety of ways - one lesson a week for 13 weeks, 3 lessons per week for one month, or do all of the lessons in one week for a focused Creation study.
At the preschool level, God Made the World & Me teaches young children about the days of creation, and some of the things made on those days. The lessons are clearly laid out, and an introduction explains the lesson format along with a suggested teaching schedule. Lessons have a checklist of things to do and supplies you'll need, and they lay out the instructions for physical, science and art centers, circle time song and discussion, memory verse practice, and closing time suggestions. Additional suggestions are made for older and younger children so that you can complete some activities as a family. A coloring page with scripture depicts the content of the lesson. The circle time song is