A Quick Guide to Choosing a Bible Homeschool Curriculum
Why is it so important to choose a Bible homeschool curriculum? Bible can be easily overlooked when you pick out your curriculum for the new school year. However, Bible is so important to teach our children as homeschooling Christians.
Charlotte Mason said this:
“Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,–the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making.”
I stand behind this quote 100%! We’ve always tried to make Bible a priority in our children’s education. The knowledge of this world is temporary, but the knowledge of God is everlasting life!
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Why You Should Include Bible in Your Homeschool Curriculum
Public Schools Do Not Teach the Bible
Public schools do not allow the teaching of a biblical worldview. They deny creation and all the stories after. The Bible is placed on the same level as Greek Mythology.
I don’t want my children to ever get the notion that the Bible is nothing but a myth. It is history and should be treated as history. Which brings me to my next point.
The Bible is History
Do you teach history as a subject in your homeschool? All of us do. History is very important for us to learn. We should know all about the world around us and how we got to the point we are now.
If we leave out the Bible, then we’ve left holes in our child’s education.
I went to public school up until I was a Junior in high school. Then I homeschooled my last two years in one. In my entire public school career, I never once heard anyone refer to the Bible as a part of history.
Although I was raised with Christian values, I was still in a sort of mindset that the Bible was completely separate from the History that I learned about in school. (FALSE!)
So, how did I get out of that mindset?
It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children… homeschooling them. That I realized that the things I learned in public school history, were perfectly aligned with biblical history. It all fit together.
We are Raising Warriors
As Christians, we are raising mighty warriors for God. I want my warriors to be prepared to withstand all the fiery darts that Satan throws their way.
When they go off to college, I want them to be equipped with the knowledge of God. I don’t want them to ever have a doubt in their mind that God is God. Or that he created this wonderful world that we live in.
Would you send your child to war with nothing to defend themselves with?
Not me!! And I know that any parent that loves their children wouldn’t do that either! You would do everything in your power to make sure your child was trained, well equipped… and ready to defeat the enemy.
What Kind of Bible curriculum do you need?
When you’re looking for a Bible curriculum, you want to be mindful of your own beliefs. Look the curriculum over… even pre-read it if possible.
If it does not align with your values… don’t use it.
Some people may choose to just use the Bible as a curriculum, and create their own Bible studies to do with their children. (This is what we do.)
Here’s how to create your own Bible study for your homeschool:
- Choose what stories or parts of the Bible you’d like to read with your children. (2 to 3 books per year.)
- Divide your readings by topic/story.
- End your readings with a discussion on what they took away from the reading.
- Then elaborate on the important things that you feel need to be addressed in the scripture you’ve read.
Quick tip: Pre-read the chapters and take note of anything you’d like to discuss with your kids. Keep it in your homeschool planner or binder.
Where to find Bible Curriculum
As I mentioned before, you can always use your own Bible to create your own studies. But, if you like to have something that’s more put together for you… here are a few places to look.Amazon
If you use a boxed curriculum, some come with options for adding in a Bible curriculum. Or… it may already come with one!
Curriculum like My Father’s World or Heart of Dakota, use the Bible as a base for the curriculum and have Bible studies weaved throughout.
What’s your favorite Bible Homeschool Curriculum?
Let me know what your favorite Bible homeschool curriculum is in the comments.
Bible Curriculum Giveaway!!
Would you like a fun, effective way to help your children develop a biblical worldview? If so, you’re going to love this giveaway! Now through Sunday, October 20, you can enter to win your choice of a worldview curriculum from Apologia!
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In All You Do – A Thanksgiving Bundle that includes two of our most popular unit studies – the Pumpkin Unit Study and the Thanksgiving Unit Study. Both studies have been updated and expanded this year and together include over 65 pages of thematic activities.
The Art Kit – Your kids will have fun practicing their number skills with a Gumball Counting Activity Kit!
Peace Creek on the Prairie – This Daily Bible Study Journal has 11 beautiful pages to help you study God’s word. The beautiful purple floral pattern is bound to help you start each day with joy and peace. This is not a guided study for anything specific, but for you to use to study the Bible Scriptures. It is to help you memorize scripture and to dig deeper. It would be great to use alongside a commentary or other book to dig deeper.
Brookdale House – A Bullet Recipe Journal is a wonderful way to keep your recipes handy! It is easy to structure to your needs, yet flexible enough to use any way you like.
Heart and Soul Homeschooling – Color, Cut, and Count through the Seasons is a fun coloring book with counting pages for each season. Includes pumpkins, apples, acorns, snowmen, flowers, ice cream cones, etc. Great way for kids to practice counting to 20. The shapes can be cut apart to use as manipulatives or pieces for math games. Practice coloring, cutting, and counting skills all in one with this activity book!
Everyday Graces – Learning poetry is such a fun way for our children to learn to write better, express themselves, and to stretch their literary device muscles. In this 13 page pack, your children will learn about acrostic poetry, cinquain poetry, and haiku poetry. Each type is explained and there are pages to practice each.