Curriculum: Elementary School - Building on the Rock
The Building on the Rock Teaching Package includes the following: Worldview Teacher Manual, Bible Survey Teacher Manual, Worldview Student Workbook, Bible Survey Student Workbook, 10 Time Line Posters, 2 Supplemental CDs, 20 Symbol Posters, 4 Worldview Posters, 11 Creation Posters, 5 Bible Posters, Cross and Crown Poster, Bible, and more.
Manuals and Workbooks
Worldview Teacher Manuals
A two-volume worldview teacher manual for each grade guides teachers in the development of the key affirmations of the biblical Christian worldview in a 26-week study. Each manual includes an introduction, objectives, key concepts, selected character trait, and resources and reference lists for each of the 20 units. A comprehensive materials list, suggestions for group activities and community extensions, individual student activities, and memory verses are included for each of the 40 lessons. The lesson format has been carefully designed to provide extensive help for new teachers. Experienced teachers will appreciate the loosely scripted format that allows them to present the lesson in their own style.
Bible Survey Teacher Manual
A one-volume Bible survey teacher manual for each grade guides teachers in a survey of sequential periods of Bible history in a 12-week study designed to follow the correlated worldview study. Students interpret and integrate each Bible story within the framework of the biblical Christian worldview. Students are encouraged to individually embrace and respond to each biblical truth they study.
Each Bible survey teacher manual includes the following components for each of the 20 lessons: an introduction, background information, memory verse, objectives, a comprehensive materials list, suggestions for group activities, and individual student activities. The lesson format has been carefully designed to provide extensive help for new teachers. Experienced teachers will appreciate the loosely scripted format that allows them to present the lesson in their own style.
Worldview and Bible Survey Student Workbooks
Student workbooks accompany both the Worldview and Bible Survey components of Building on the Rock. Each workbook includes activities promoting personal application that will help students memorize Scripture, remember the main points, creatively apply concepts, reflect on important ideas, and participate in group discussions.
Visuals Aid Cards
Visual aid cards are provided for each grade level. The 8.5X11 cards are color coded by section and numbered sequentially by lesson for simple filing. The following types of visual aids are included: Biblical Truth Couplets; Section, Unit, and Lesson Memory Verse Cards; Word Cards; Definition Cards; Scripture Cards; Bible Story Cards; Bible Story Picture Cards; Character Trait Word, Definition, and Memory Verse Cards; and Blackline Masters.
Biblical Truth Symbol Posters
This colorful set of 20 posters represents the 20 biblical Truths presented in the worldview curriculum and reinforced in the Bible survey curriculum. The nature of God and truth and the concepts of harmony, disharmony, and the restoration of harmony within the four relationship of creation are depicted using the symbols of musical notes.
Time Line Posters
A unique set of 10 time line posters helps students visualize and sequence the Bible stories developed at each grade level. The time line poster includes miniatures of the Bible Story Picture Cards used to teach each story.
A three-dimensional build-as-you-go worldview model is included in each curriculum package. This colorful plastic House of Truth is constructed block by block as each affirmation of the biblical Christian worldview is developed lesson by lesson. The model forms a visual, tactile framework to help children understand biblical truths and integrate them into each subject of the curriculum.
This set of 4 artistic, full color posters helps students visualize the relational dimensions of the biblical Christian worldview. Musical notation depicting either harmony or disharmony within the four relationships of creation is woven into the pictures.
This extraordinary set of 11 posters helps students visualize the days of creation. These posters are brilliant color reproductions of original artwork created exclusively for Building on the Rock.
This full color set of 5 posters helps students visualize the names and locations of the books of the Bible. The posters depict particular types of books within the Bible such as Law, History, Poetry, Prophecy, Gospels, and Epistles.
Cross and Crown Poster
The Person of Christ is interwoven throughout the Old and New Testament. This full color poster visually represents Christ as both Redeemer and King as portrayed throughout biblical history.
3-in-1: A Picture of God by Johanne Marxshausen
This helpful book is woven into the worldview lessons to enhance students’ understanding of the Trinity.
International Children’s Bible by Thomas Nelson
A copy of this Bible translated for young children is included for teacher reference. Most Scripture quoted in Building on the Rock is taken from this translation.
A tuning fork is used throughout the curriculum to illustrate the attributes of God and to help students grasp the concepts of harmony and disharmony within the relationships of creation.
Biblical Truth Couplets CD
Each of the 20 biblical Truths developed in Building on the Rock are stated in both prose and verse or couplet format. The couplets have been set to music for easy memorization and are included on a CD with each curriculum package.