Our summer has been so full I haven’t made time for posting here much. I believe in taking breaks! And it’s okay because I’ve been doing some major re-organizing of our home and some major planning (and purchasing!) for the upcoming school year, and I can’t wait to share some of the gems I’ve found.
For the 2012-2013 school year we will be using Classical Conversations Cycle 1 as our history spine, which means we will be focusing on ancient times through the fall of Rome, and then finishing off the year with a few random global events that “just didn’t fit in anywhere else” according to the CC-creators. So, our year will include Bible study from an academic perspective, as opposed to the more devotional perspective it gets during Cycles 2 & 3.
Many years ago, I used the “Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study” program for personal growth. This year I will be incorporating the kid’s version of this study from Ascension Press found here. We are going to attempt to memorize the 12 periods of the bible, as well as 4 major events from each period. I created this PDF to help this process if you are interested:
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We will also continue our reading through the Selina Hastings Children’s Illustrated Bible. I also purchased the “read-aloud Old Testament collection” from Veritas Press found here. There are also biblical components to the Story of the World, Volume 1 which my older children have been listening to this summer. I think it’s fair to say that my kids will have a much fuller understanding of the Old Testament than I did as a child!
(Question: Does anyone else struggle to study the stories of King David with young children in an age-appropriate manner??)
What are your favorite elementary resources for Old Testament learning?