Worldview Curriculum and Resources
What We Believe Series, Volume 1
Laying the foundation for a Biblical worldview, the title of the first volume is, “Who is God? And Can I Really Know Him?” This curriculum is unique is several ways, the first being that it is family-inclusive -- meaning it is designed to be studied by multiple ages. This first volume introduces children ages 6 - 14 to the basics of the Christian faith. Also, instead of just spouting doctrine, families are challenged to not only learn important tenets, but to then apply these to their lives. It is easy to teach our kids what the Bible says, but quite another to help them take what they know about God and use that to see why things do or don’t work in the world around them.
Each of the 10 lessons, begins with a question such as, “Where am I building my life?”, “What is God Like”, and “Why did God create me?”. Parents are given easy, step-by-step guidance in using the curriculum, with each lesson progressing through the same basic sequence. There is an emphasis on students creating notebooks (including assignments to get them thinking), engaging stories, activities, and, of course, time spent in the Word. The suggested schedule is to spend 2 weeks per lesson, teaching 3 days each week. This means that each volume in the series can easily be completed in a school year.
When it comes to teaching a Biblical view of God and truth, some concepts may be difficult for younger children to grasp. However, the authors have done a great job making these “deeper things” understandable. Of course, some things will go over a 6-year olds’ head, but they will still pick up some concepts at their own level while you go into more depth with your older children.
Since the few other (excellent) worldview curriculums available primarily target older teens, this new series from Apologia fills a much needed niche in the homeschool community.
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