We’ve been working through a Bible Study Curriculum available from Bible Study Guide For All Ages. We received the Intermediate (3rd & 4th grade) Student Pages, Teacher Key, Bible Book Summary Cards, and Wall Maps and Timeline set to review as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. All opinions are our own.
Spending time in God’s Word is something that I know centers me. It is also something I want the boys to do on a regular basis. While they might hear the entire Gospel, most of the New Testament and a large portion of the Old Testament during the 3-year liturgical cycle at church, it isn’t the same as digging into Scripture.
At times, the challenge is finding a resource written for their grade level that can be easily applied in our home and fit our own beliefs.
A few years back, I found such a resource which the younger boys and I reviewed: The Bible Study Guide for All Ages. That time I had one in the beginner level (pre-K) and another in the Advanced.
Bible Study Curriculum Details
The Bible Study Guide for All Ages is a curriculum program which covers the entire Bible in 4 years with a total of 416 lessons. This does not include the books found only in the Catholic Bible. Rather than starting at the beginning of the Bible and working in order, the curriculum alternates through parts of the Old and New Testament each year.
It is a framework that allows you to use the resources you already own. No specific theology is presented in the program. And, they encourage you to use the version of the Bible you prefer. And, with student pages available for ages 3 through grade six, you can work through this together as a family.
Younger children can listen to the Scripture readings alongside older siblings. Middle and high school students can do the same as well as helping younger siblings with timelines and memory cards.
Student pages are available for different age/grade levels with the same Scripture studied across the levels. As each lesson covers the same material at their level, when a child outgrows the current level you just move them into the next lesson of the next level.
For this review, we used the Intermediate (3rd & 4th-grade level) for Lessons 027-052. This packet includes 26 lessons with one double-sided legal sized page per lesson. The student pages are lightly glue-bound on one side so that you can remove each lesson when they are ready for it.
This level has the student learning through an interactive, illustrated Bible study, review games, Bible drills, timeline and map drills, application activities and more. The student pages are written in such a way that the child can guide themselves or the teacher walk alongside with them on the journey.
Teacher pages include answers for the different parts as well as additional references and information that may be needed.
Bible Book Summary Cards are mentioned often in the teacher guide pages. These summarize key points both in written and picture format for each book of The Bible.
Students are given the opportunity to put what they are learning into practice with each lesson. This helps with solidifying the ‘big picture’ for them.
Bible Study Curriculum: Wall Maps and Timeline Sets
The Wall Maps and Timeline set is a newer add-on to The Bible Study Guide for All Ages.
This set includes:
a timeline (76″ x 25″)
three maps (38″ x 25″, 19″ x 25″ and 19″ x 25″)
A set of full-color, removable pictures and names in a ring binder, purchased separately, help you utilize the maps and timeline. This set is optional and recommended for 1st grade on up.
For longevity, the use of a reusable adhesive for the figures and lamination of the different maps and the timeline is recommended. They can be placed either on the wall or onto sheets of cardboard or styrofoam for portability.
Our Thoughts on this Bible Study Curriculum
Love, love, love is the most succinct way to describe how I feel about this curriculum.
This time around, it was just my youngest son working on the material with me. However, with the new Wall Maps and Timeline sets in use, it is hard to not add other family members into the process. After all, they can see them when walking by to a different room.
The loose glue binding allows me the option to easily provide only the page for that day. The one downside of this is that I don’t have an easy way to rebind the pages for future reference. So, for now, we are not tearing the pages out.
Using the program is SO easy to do. You can make due with just the student pages for this age level. However, I do like having the extra background in the teacher’s guide.
J enjoys spending some of his learning time with this program. He is always quick to tell me when we are covering something he already knows. But, there’s plenty to reinforce along the way.
The Apply It section is a favorite. Here you take lessons learned from Scripture and apply them to situations that may be encountered in everyday life. I always find it interesting to see how J will approach things.
Final Takeaway on this Bible Study Curriculum
Overall, we love this resource as much now as we did in the past. Easy implementation and multiple grades on the same section make this a wonderful fit for a busy Christian homeschool mom.
While you can go barebones with the Student Guides alone, most of the add-on options really help you make this a fun learning experience. I definitely recommend the new Wall Maps and Timeline sets for this reason.
Don’t just take my word for how we found this to be. Visit Bible Study Guide For All Ages post on the Homeschool Review Crew website to see what other homeschooling parents thought about this resource.