I am an R:16-16 blogger. As such, Pryor Convictions Media sent me a copy of Genesis from the Growing Up in God’s Word Bible Curriculum. All opinions are my own.
Heather Pryor and her husband Paul have been homeschooling for over 18 years. They are passionate about God and His Word. Heather writes the Growing Up in God’s Word Bible Curriculum series. Currently, the series contains 5 volumes:
- Life of Christ, Part 1
- Life of Christ, Part 2
- Acts, Part 1
Genesis is a Creation-based study of the first book of the Bible and is suitable for elementary/middle grades. A variety of activities make it flexible for use with a range of ages. For instance, older students can explore the concepts more thoroughly than younger students. Parents/students can pick and choose which activities are suitable for age-based instruction.
As do all of the titles in the series, Genesis contains 13 lessons. The lessons are designed to be completed one per week. Each week, the first task is to complete the lesson text and discussion. Memory work is done each day throughout the week. Map work, research projects, games, puzzles, and crafts are all supplementary material to be completed as desired throughout the week.
Here is a suggested schedule:
- Day 1 – Read lesson text & discussion; begin memory work assignments.
- Day 2 – Continue memory work; do map work activities and other games/activities.
- Day 3 – Continue memory work; do research activities and/or puzzles.
- Day 4 – Continue memory work; do crafts, or continue working on previous activities.
- Day 5 – Recite memory work, do lesson review questions, and finish any activities from the week.
If you have more than one child studying the same subject, you may buy only one book. It is permissible to photocopy the maps, templates, puzzles, and such for home use only.
I used Genesis with my son Grayson, who is 10 years old. It quickly became our favorite subject! We enjoyed going through the lesson text and reading directly from the Bible. Since we’ve discussed Creation in our home on numerous occasions, the subject matter was very familiar to us. The author’s comments and discussion questions were an excellent review of the subject. However, one of the very first statements in the book helped me to understand how the days of Creation relate to the universe.
It seems so simple, yet I had not seen it pointed out in such a succinct and easy-to-remember way!
If your child is not familiar with the concept of 6 literal days of Creation, Genesis is an excellent resource for studying the topic. If your child is already familiar with the topic, Genesis will be a nice review.
In addition to the Growing Up in God’s Word series, Pryor Convictions Media, also sells the titles listed below (by image) and more:
For some “pinspiration,” including Bible-related craft ideas, check out Heather’s Pinterest boards.