Why the Bible Matters Student Text - Updated Version
Students will learn the Bible's relevance to every area of life through a fresh approach demonstrating the Bible's relationship to fields such as history, literature, math, and science.
A complete Bible curriculum at every level, with daily lesson plans, student materials, visuals, and (at some levels) accompanying music tape. All but the K4 level have a consumable student worktext. Required materials are listed first under each grade level. An asterisk (*) proceeding the item means it is optional. Complete Home School kits contain all essential materials to teach one child. Optional materials are useful to the course, but not vital. Teacher Picture Packets (grades K5-1) contain full-color 12" x 18" pictures correlated to lessons in the course.
Everyone has issues on which the Bible isn't clear, or questions about how the Bible applies to particular problems. What are God's standards concerning music? How can I effectively witness to people? What is a good way to study the Bible and apply it to my life? How do I know the Bible is correct? Learn the answers to questions like these. Every book deals with an important issue in your walk with Christ. These could be a good supplement to your Bible study, but can also be used standalone as 6-8 week courses. ~ Stephanie
We are pleased to be able to distribute BJU Press curriculum to our customers. Most homeschoolers are already familiar with their materials. For those who are not, BJU is a Christian university located in South Carolina that produces and markets curriculum materials for Christian schools as well as home schools. Probably the most homeschool-friendly full-curriculum supplier, they have not only accommodated homeschoolers, but have continually worked to make their materials better suited to the homeschooling family. Many of their courses now contain manuals written specifically for the home school setting, and visuals and supplemental materials have been "pared down" from the bulkier visuals still used in classrooms. While other curriculum suppliers initially frowned on distributing teacher materials to homeschoolers, and provided only expensive classroom versions, Bob Jones quickly embraced homeschoolers, readily allowing them access to teacher's editions and, eventually, producing less expensive spiral-bound or paperbound versions to save money for homeschooling families. Their materials are all top quality. They are professionally prepared, educationally sound, and Biblically-based. Used in Christian school classrooms across the country for years and constantly improved, they are courses you can trust in your homeschool as well. We have long been fans of Bob Jones curriculum materials, having used courses in almost every subject area for one child or another through the years. In our particular situation (seven children, Mom and Dad sharing in teaching as well as in running Rainbow Resource Center), a well-constructed, teacher-ready course can be a God-send. Although we have used a variety of methods and curriculums in our homeschool through the years (and continue to do so), we strongly feel that the Bob Jones materials we have used have helped to produce excellent, college-ready students. Unless you have a particularly strong aversion to textbooks of any kind, at any level, we highly recommend these materials to you.
Curriculum can be found by subject area in our catalog; see index for page numbers. A free scope and sequence is available below, with specific information by grade level.
Everyone has issues on which the Bible isn't clear, or questions about how the Bible applies to particular problems. What is a good way to study the Bible and apply it to my life? How do I know the Bible is correct? The goals of this course are to provide a foundation for students who don’t have a strong Biblical background, challenge well-grounded students to think about the role of the Bible in their education, apply critical reading skills to the Bible, and practice Biblical application to real-life situations. The student book is a small-format, 82-page workbook (5.5 x 8.5 inches). There is an introduction and five chapters – Reasons for Studying the Bible, Functions of the Bible, History and Chronology of the Bible, Structure and Subdivision of the Bible, and Consequences of the Complete Bible, which are further subdivided into 15 sections. Each chapter includes a memory verse, text, questions, and analysis exercises. There is space to write in the student book, but essay questions may require more extensive writing. The teacher edition includes small format student pages, suggested lesson plan, teaching notes in the margins, discussion topics, and answers to the student exercises. An appendix includes excerpts from articles and charts to be used with some of the lessons, music and words to “The Spirit Breathes Upon the Word,” and two tests along with answers. Test one is for chapters 1-3, and Test 2 is for chapters 4 and 5.
This could be a good supplement to your Bible study, but can also be used alone as 6-8 week course. ~ Stephanie/Donna