Volume 1 Teaches biblical worldview of God and Truth Volume 2 Who Am I? (And What Am I Doing Here?) Teaches biblical worldview of self Volume 3 Who Is My Brother? (And Why Do WE Need Each Other?) Biblical worldview of servanthood Volume 4 What On Earth Can I Do? Biblical worldview of stewardship
As a homeschooling family, we are always on the lookout for good curriculum. We are also on the lookout for curriculum that brings glory to God. Apologia has what we are looking for, and they might have what you are looking for too.
A few months ago, we were introduced to the What We Believe curriculum series by Apologia. There are four volume sets in the series, and we reviewed the second volume set titled “Who Am I?” . I found it to be a wonderful addition to our homeschool learning. You can read our story about it here.
The four volume sets in the “What We Believe” series include:
Who Is God? (And Can I Really Know Him?)
Recently, we were asked to review the third volume set in the series, “Who Is My Neighbor?”. In this set was a large hardbound textbook that retails for $39, a notebook journal that retails for $24, and a coloring book that retails for $8.
Description from their website: “The third book in the award-winning What We Believe series helps children understand what it means to be salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-14). This study will encourage kids to develop a Christlike servant attitude based on these biblical truths: God created me to be a blessing to the world; God chooses to work through me; I can make a difference at home, in my community, and at church; the church is God’s family; the church is one body with many gifts; and I am an important member of Jesus’ body.”
This series is geared toward children who are ages 6-14, but can easily be adapted for older and younger students. My kids are ages 12, 9, 7, 5, 3, and 8 months. We are using this curriculum for our family bible time together. Kids that read well can do this material on their own if desired, but I think it is really nice to do it as a whole family and learn together. This would also make a nice biblical study for adults too. I would highly encourage groups with tweens, teens, and adults to use this bible study. It is so well written that everyone can benefit from it.
This can easily fill a whole year of biblical study for you and your kids. I think it could meet the requirements of several different classes (biblical, hisorical, political, social studies, geographical, cultural, etc.). If you worked on this curriculum and completed 1 chapter a month, it would take about 8 months to finish the material. If you worked really fast, and completed one chapter a week, it would take you 8 weeks. The book has a sample 6 month schedule that you can adapt for your own family. The sample shows how to accomplish 1 lesson every three weeks, working on it two days a week.
I addition to learning about the bible, your students will learn about history, geography, politics, relationships, and practice reading, writing, problem solving, and speaking skills. They will learn about themself in the process as they reflect on their own life, historical figures, and scripture.
Teaches biblical worldview of God and Truth
Who Am I? (And What Am I Doing Here?)
Teaches biblical worldview of self
Who Is My Brother? (And Why Do WE Need Each Other?)
Biblical worldview of servanthood
What On Earth Can I Do?
Biblical worldview of stewardship
The note book is a large spiral bound 240 page journal.
View a 24 page sample of the notebook journal.
The coloring book, which is great for folks who learn by doing things more active than just reading and writing, is a large full size book of 64 pages.
View a 6 page sample of the coloring book.
Honestly, this series “What We Believe” is some of the nicest homeschool curriculum I have ever used. It is so well made. Apologia has invested a lot of time to make a quality product that will last many years when you hold this product in your hand and read it with your children. It will be a keepsake to share with future generations of your family.
Apologia has an amazing assortment of the curriculum for the homeschool family. Be sure to request a free copy of their cataloge to plan for your homeschool needs. They have several wonderful programs and if you haven’t seen their websites I would encourage you to check them out:
Science curriculum, Lab Equipment
Geography, World View, Writing, Parents Helps
Conferences For Homeschoolers
Community of parents using Apologia products and an e-newsletter
Outreach, missions, scholarships, conferences, and more. I was amazed to read they have handed out over $50,000 in scholarships to homeschool kids. What a great way to give back to the families and encourage the next generation. They also work in missions and train, and provide lots of financial support to missionaries. Be sure to read all about the wonderful outreach programs they have.
Read these reviews to see what more homeschool families on the TOS Homeschool Review Team had to say about this product.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the above mentioned product as a member of the TOS Crew for review purposes. All opinions shared are my own honest opinion.