Saturday, September 17, 2011
Deeper Roots Publications - Who I Am In Christ
So, here's a little about it from their website:
My "tester" enjoyed the lessons, especially the unreached people groups, and the memory challenges (did I mention that tester loves to do Bible memorization?!). However, the publishers have left quite a bit of space to be used for "journaling" and "reflections". That not being one of his favorite activities - and he had plenty of left over writing space, if you know what I mean...
If you are a busy mom (like me) - you may find you need to pursue a more "independent" type of study with your middle school student. We modified this to fit our schedule, and he worked independently and reported back to me for more discussion. The workbook gave us plenty of topics to discuss together, after he had done the lesson.
The Teacher's guide is full of additional learning opportunities (videos, field trips, etc.), but since my time is limited for "teacher prep" - we didn't utilize many of these ideas. It seems to be written to a "classroom", even though it says "Homeschool Edition". We don't have "Bulletin Board" space in our schoolroom, but - you could use these ideas with your coop or Sunday school class.
I love that Deeper Roots has developed a Bible curriculum especially for the middle school and up students that focuses on moving students form "Biblical knowledge to spiritual application"
We jumped in with Book 2 - Who I am in Christ, but they also have Discovering our Amazing God - Bk 1, Discovering Christlike Habits - Book 3 and Discovering Christlike Character - Book 4.
Check out what the other members of the crew had to say about it here.