Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Judah Bible Curriculum~Review

Photobucket Have you ever heard of the Principal Approach?  Me either, until recently.  The Principal Approach is a Philosophy of teaching.  Here is the definition as explained by the writer of Judah Bible curriculum.

Principle Approach refers to a philosophy of education whose content and methods are designed to build character in teacher and student capable of sustaining liberty.

The Principle Approach is a resurgence of the Biblical philosophy of education prevalent in the founding period of America, when the character of the American colonists was one of dependence on God, not the State. This enabled and impelled them to overthrow their opposition under the tyranny of England and become a new nation, free yet not in anarchy. This education was done almost entirely in the home and the church and yielded a populace that was 96% literate; today we are 46% literate.

As America has veered away from God and increased in dependence on the state while becoming more chaotic, the critical need is to educate a next generation of Christians who are intelligent based in Truth, self-taught not media taught, and self-governed under God not dependent on state control.

With the Judah Bible curriculum, your children will be studying the Bible, not just studying about the Bible. They will learn to utilize reference materials and outside resources in their study. They will learn to reason from the Bible basis and apply Biblical principle to every area of life.

It is our desire that Bible class will become the favorite part of your school day, and that the lights will turn on in your students' minds and hearts as they learn about our great God and His ways through the scriptures.

Judah Bible Curriculum was written as a guide to help parents who don’t feel confident teaching the scriptures to their children.  The curriculum is meant to be used throughout your child’s education, not just one year, but every year.  Each year expounding more and getting more in-depth and more detailed.  The curriculum comes with 8 downloadable teacher training seminars that explain the heart of the principal approach and how to teach through the bible. You also get a downloadable manual and a notebook idea booklet.  5 themes are covered in K-6 and then are repeated in 7th-12th.  Judah Bible encourages using notebooking as the technique of choice for documenting and saving work.  They recommend teaching 1 Key per week for 38 weeks and producing 1-2 notebook pages each week.

In and of itself I can see how Judah Bible could be very helpful, especially to moms who are teachers at heart.  This is a very teacher intensive style of Learning.  First the teacher must learn the key and then teach it to the student.  This isn’t something you just open up and work through.  In our home, my husband is the primary Bible Teacher.  We read through the Bible each morning with a goal of reading through the entire Bible as a family.  He expounds as the Spirit leads.  He’s not going to use something like this.  If you have a situation where your husband isn’t interested in teaching Bible and you aren’t confident in your abilities to do so and you like to teach, Judah Bible could definitely help you do it and do it well. 

The downloadable version of Judah Bible Sells for $44.00 and a hard copy format for $74.00 (including shipping). 

To see what other members of the Old Schoolhouse Crew thought about Judah Bible, visit the Crew Blog.

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Joyfully,

Mrs. Taffy

Disclaimer-I was given the downloadable version of Judah Bible in exchange for my honest review.  I was not paid and all opinions expressed are my own.

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