Bible Study Guide for All Ages is a wonderful company that provides Bible Curriculum for families and churches alike. Bible Study Guide makes learning the Bible fun and easy for you. Providing excellent materials that can be used at home or in a church setting to tell the Bible’s stories in a way that children and families can really comprehend.
For this review, we were sent a box full of wonderful things! I requested the Beginner (3-K) level for Jack, the Intermediate (3rd & 4th grade) level for Laycie and the Advanced (5th & 6th grade) level for everyone else. These came in 26 unit worksheet workbooks. They’re thin but packed full of info and have easy to remove pages for use. There’s also a Teacher Key for the Advanced Level that is included with the set.
Additionally, we received the Large Bible Book Summary Cards. These are 8.5×11 cardstock sheets with a story telling image on one side and the story the card tells, along with questions listed on the backside of the card. They’re really sturdy and easy to use. The picture is large enough to see across a room.
We were also given the Beginner Timeline. These are also 8.5×11 cardstock cards which feature different parts of the Bible stories being taught. These are easy to view across the room as well and can be hung one by one for the student to see as they learn. These are one sided with no additional information on the back. They do include a question listed on each card to help the student recall what they learned with the story in the program.
The only thing I did not like about these is that once they’re unwrapped from the plastic, they are free standing and there is no way to store them. You could get something like an according file to keep them contained. A large Ziploc bag would be another option. It would be great if the company would include a bag for storing for each of these items so they can be contained easier as they often slide throughout the box. Even a binder would make it easier for these to be stored for use.
We opted to receive the additional Unlabeled Wall Map & Time Line. We had one of these before but it was lost in our move so I really wanted a replacement. This map folds to approximate proportions of 11×14 but it expands to fill a wall. It’s fold-out in design and fit nicely down our hall for use. It comes in large poster sized sheets that are placed beside each other to complete the full time line.
We were sent the Wall Map & Time Line Label Book. This comes in a small binder for keeping. Inside you’ll find the instructions on how to use the Wall Map & Time Line. This really helps children remember what they’ve been learning and gives a visual to them for the lessons. The guide suggests using Handi-Tak for placing the labels onto the timeline so they are removable in the future.
Jack thought the timeline was really neat!
This little notebook also includes images of the maps used in the curriculum as well as a time line key to use with the time line itself. This helps you keep organized in using it. It’s a great help.
In the back of the notebook, you will find card stock time line pieces that you cut out to apply onto the time line itself. These pieces are small but they cover a lot of info for your students for using the time line. There’s a image of a person which you can label for each child to use on the time line as well. There is also an arrow that can be placed at the point of the lesson you are working on for the day.
The curriculum itself contains 416 lessons in all. We begin with the first 26. There are several program levels: Beginner, Primary, Intermediate and Advanced. All the levels can be used together to teach your students, each on a different program level, as each level shares the same lesson only in more depth than the previous level.
Student pages are black and white, with simple drawings related to what the student is learning. There is one front and back sheet for each lesson with varied activities. Of course, the Advanced Level requires more work than the Beginners Level for learning about the Gospel being taught.
There are additional items that you can purchase to use with this curriculum. They offer a music CD of songs that go along with the lessons and really grab the students attention. We received the CD when we previously reviewed Primary Level of the program. You can read that review here: Bible Study Guide for All Ages: Primary Level.
The kids really enjoy using Bible Study Guide so I’m glad we chose to do this review again, this time with varied levels other than the primary. It gives so many options for you to complete with your children and really is a lot of fun to put together. It’s not a complicated curriculum but offers some great hands-on activities as well as in-depth learning while you work through the lessons. You can do a lesson a week or several lessons as you see fit.
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