It's been a very good month for review products around here, I must say. I'd like to share another one with you: God's Great Covenant New Testament 1 from Classical Academic Press.
In God's Great Covenant New Testament 1, A Bible Course for Children, the focus is on the four Gospels. This course is incredibly in-depth. It immediately digs into discussing the Old and New Covenants, the current historical and political situation, a chronological introduction to Christ's life here on earth, a geographical introduction and an introduction to the religious life of the Jews during the time of the New Testament. I was so impressed with the amount of information given in just the introduction! It was so interesting to gain more perspective into the world surrounding the New Testament times.
(a map from the student book)
This study is divided into four units: Jesus, the Son of Man, Jesus, God's Servant, Jesus, the Messiah, and Jesus, the Son of God. Those are, of course, the four themes of the four Gospels. Each chapter (of which each unit has 9, for a total of 36) has a memory page, story time, and worksheets. Throughout the units the students are committing Scripture to memory, digging into Biblical prophecies, and learning all about Jesus and who He is.
(a student worksheet)
There is also a Teacher's Edition for this course. It contains the entire student text as well as answer keys and much additional information concerning the concepts introduced in the student text.
(a page of the Teacher's Edition)
God's Great Covenant NT1 (student edition) is available for $26.95. The Teachers's Edition is $29.95.
There are sample pdf's available for you to check out on their website as well. This course also offers the stories from each lesson in a mp3 format. These 32 stories (more than 3 hours of listening time) are available for $9.95. However, you can get all three of these items in a bundle for only $56.95!
Until now I have not used a specific Bible curriculum in our homeschool, but instead have put together my own studies. Those have been good, but I am really excited about continuing this course. After it is completed, I know I will be looking into God's Great Covenant Old Testament 1 & 2.
Disclaimer: I received God's Great Covenant Student book, Teacher's Edition and mp3 downloads free of charge through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and Classical Academic Press in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.