January 03, 2011

Positive Action for Christ (TOS Review)

I'm so happy to share with you all my first review of 2011 for the The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew!

If you have school age children and are looking to add Bible study materials to your homeschool curriculum you MUST check out this resource....

As part of TOS Homeschool Crew I recieved a copy of the Bible study workbook

Finding God's Promises, published by Positive Action for Christ.

This workbook is part of a school Bible curriculum for grades K through 12th.

Each workbook is designed to teach students to study God's Word and be challenged both mentally and spiritually. This is a very hard to find component in most children materials available out there. I can confidently say this company has suceeded in providing a great balance on both areas of growth.

Finding God's Promises is the 2nd grade workbook. It covers the life of Moses in the book of Exodus. There are 35 lessons covered in 5 units. The workbook begins talking about God's Promises, then it covers the creation and fall of man and then moves into the book of Exodus.
Caleb is about half way done with the study and already learning so much not only about Moses and the Israleites but also historical and geographical facts, character traits, vocabulary and life application.
He is learning to see the hand of God in the book of Exodus, his great promises, his faithfulness toward people and much more. He looks forward to the lessons and often asks if we can do more than one per day.

The questions and materials are age appropiate but without being "watered down". It really makes him think and ponder on the scriptures. I LOVE the application sections too. He is understand the Word of God is not just for knowing but for living also.
The workbook is beautiful illustrated in full color but without being too distracting. The type of activities are varied throughout the book so it never becomes boring or predictable.
The amount of writing is age appropiate. It takes us about 10-15 minutes to do a lesson at a time. We do the lessons together. We take turns reading the activities,etc. and he does the writing. He could read and do it all by himself but I enjoy the interaction time.
I think as homeschooling parents we get so caught in the "academics" that we can easily neglect providing our children Bible resources. Positive Action for Christ curriculum is a great way to make Bible teaching at home a priority.
The 2nd grade kit I received also came with a Teacher's Manual. It is designed for school teachers and classroom use but I still found useful information in it such as explanation of how to develop study skills on my kids. There are also answer keys for every page in the workbook. A schedule for Bible memorization for each weekly lesson and additional music curriculum. The music CDs are also available through their website.
I highly recommend this resource and we have decided to continue using it as our Bible curriculum with the boys.
The workbook's price is $12.95 and can be purchased at the Positive Action for Christ website.

There you can see samples of the workbook and teacher's manuals, view the scope and sequence and learn more about the large selection of Bible teaching materials this company offers.

To read what other Crew members think about Positive Action for Christ resource check out the Homeschool Crew blog.

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Disclaimer: I received the materials detailed here free of charge for the purpose of using at home and writing and honest review. No other compensation was given.