The Materials for Elementary Bible
Below are the standard materials provided for each elementary grade. Some grades may include additional pieces.
Each worktext engages the students with biblical connections throughout the big story of God’s Word. Grade-appropriate exercises increase the students’ understanding and their desire to love and serve God. The worktexts identify and follow Bible themes that weave throughout God’s redemption story—including glory, kingdom, covenants, divine presence, law and wisdom, and atonement and priesthood. Throughout the overarching metanarrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, each worktext traces these themes so students can better understand the structure of the Bible. They also equip students to compare a biblical worldview with false worldviews. These worktexts help students grasp concepts and include important formative assessments. They also include regular reviews that can be used as assessments.
The teacher editions provide clear plans for student engagement and learning. Lessons feature a variety of teaching strategies including lecture, classroom discussion, role-playing, Socratic questioning, and cooperative learning. Each teacher edition provides strategies to engage students in important conversations. The goal of the instruction is to lead students to internalize and be able to articulate biblical truth. All notes, activities, and teaching strategies within the teacher editions align with educational objectives for the respective course. They also include overprint answers to worktext questions on reduced student pages. For easy grading, they include page-reference numbers to chapter review questions.
The summative assessment packets provided in each course align with the educational objectives. They are developed from the student text review lessons for a focused assessment on main points covered in the lessons. They assess a variety of cognitive processes including recall, application, analysis, and evaluation. The assessments allow students to demonstrate their growth in critical thinking.