Why You Will Love It
- Easy-to-teach lesson plans
- Thematic lessons, including 7 Bible content lessons plus 1 review project each quarter
- Through-the-Bible approach takes students from Genesis to Revelation by the end of sixth grade
- Creative, fun Bible memory techniques integrated into lessons
- Age-appropriate activities and engaging game ideas for quarterly review
- Life application exercises teach kids to make godly choices
Developed for teachers by teachers
The passion of one school in Fullerton, California now affects thousands of children each year. Teachers at Eastside Christian School wanted a Bible curriculum that moved beyond stale coloring pages to application-rich, thought-provoking activities. In Biblical Choices, they created a way to instill the wonder of God’s Word to young hearts and affect life-changing behavior.
According to a 2009 report by researcher George Barna, Biblical literacy is neither a current reality nor a goal in the U.S. Barna notes,
“By the time most Americans reach the age of 13 or 14, they think they pretty much know everything of value the Bible has to teach and they are no longer interested in learning more scriptural content. It requires increasingly concise, creative, reinforced, and personally relevant efforts to penetrate people’s minds with new or more accurate insights into genuinely biblical principles.”
Administrators, superintendents, and teachers can be confident in Biblical Choices to integrate intentional, comprehensive Bible learning in its curriculum. In addition, it provides an educational focus with systematic Bible study, tests, and assessments that complement the other subjects taught in the classroom.
“Can’t you just imagine the expression on a principal’s face when he looked out his window to see second graders marching around the outside of his school, blowing their trumpets just to get the feel of what marching around Jericho much have been like?” – Eastside Christian School, CA
Taking students systematically from Genesis to Revelation by the end of sixth grade, students easily see how the work of God ties the Bible together as one story of divine redemption. Bible content is taught through:
- Scripture—each week, the text is the same every session
- Bible stories—told with student involvement, pictures, drama, and puppets
- Scripture searches and puzzle activities—help students retain the information, and
- memory verse games—designed to make learning God’s Word fun and memorable.
Each grade level studies a single theme – from the Old Testament in the first semester and the New Testament in the second semester.
Celebrating the uniqueness of students
All students have different personalities, learning styles, and abilities, and they can succeed if they have the right opportunity.
- Multi-sensory, activity-based lessons promote understanding and retention.
- Emphasis on hands-on interaction, current interests of students, and life-application
- Students formulate their own Bible-based value system anchored in the values Jesus taught.
“It is so relevant for the kids. We wanted something to help them say, ‘So this is what this passage means to me.'” – – Vacaville, CA
Easy-to-teach planning tools
Friendly for new teachers and new students, lessons assume no prior knowledge so everything is included in the teacher kit.
Planning tools include:
- clear, concise lesson plans
- creative, fun Bible memory techniques integrated into lessons
- age-appropriate activities and engaging game ideas
- teacher preparation helps:
- Bird’s Eye View—a quick overview of the lessons in each quarter
- Supply Checklist—a complete list of supplies needed for the quarter
- Parent Letters—a weekly, customizable letter to communicate easily to parents
- Notes—a dedicated space to record best practices per lesson for future years
- Options—tons of activities to choose from
“I love it! It’s different, fun, exciting! Bible class is not just another subject. Response from parents has been so positive, too!” – Ballston Spa, NY