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Remembering God's Awesome Acts
From one of Considering God’s Creation’s authors, Remembering God's Awesome Acts focuses on Bible and ancient history from Adam to Moses. It incorporates creative writing, speech, geography, drama, archeology, linguistics, logic, and anthropology. Study issues, play with concepts, and master skills. It is adaptable for grades 5 and up.
Curriculum Review by Mary Alice (Our anonymous reviewer!)
This course is part of the Create-a-Notebook series covering Genesis 1 to Exodus 12 (with a second notebook due to be out soon). Remembering God's Awesome Acts is recommended for fifth grade and up. With adaptations, I used it for an upper level 3rd grader.
My primary focus was to use this for the Ancient Egyptian section which was quite extensive! We learned about Egyptian Government, Theories of the Pyramids, Hieroglyphics, and Dynasties, all within a Biblical viewpoint. For the Egyptian study alone, Remembering God's Awesome Acts is worth having, but it includes more!
We enjoyed the very detailed art lessons and the wonderful social studies lessons of getting to know a country. This includes not only learning about a country's major products and climate but also about their prayer needs. The authors recommend using Operation World by Patrick Johnstone, but the teacher’s manual does contain most of the answers if that book is not available. I also used Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick for a great read-along literature book. Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis Petersen is a wonderful resource book on Creation, equipping my child for the ever present assault of evolution.
Let’s not forget, Remembering God's Awesome Acts does cover Creation, the Fall, Sumerians, and the Tower of Babel as well as Noah, Abraham, and Joseph. My child will never forget the bloodline of Noah lesson and can understand what groups of peoples came from which of Noah's sons.
Remembering God's Awesome Acts includes a teacher's manual and a notebook “workbook.” Though it is primarily a Bible and History course, it does include some creative writing, geography, a drawing course and more. It did take me about 3 months to finish my "adapted" study from this book using other resources as well. You can adapt yours for as long as you want. I plan to do the whole book all over again in 3 years as a more intensive study.
Remember we do not need to be a slave to any study, but we can adapt them to get what we need out of them.
Eagle's Wings Ancient History Curriculum
Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation
Adam and His Kin
Remembering God's Chosen Children "takes up where Remembering God's Awesome Acts left off. You will follow the Israelites as they leave slavery in Egypt and suffer with them during their forty years in the desert. You will march along as they conquer the Promised Land, watch the rise and fall of the judges, and meet the kings of the United Kingdom. You will also learn beginning Hebrew and calligraphy. You will be introduced to the Ten Commandments, the Tabernacle, and biblical feasts and find out how each of them relates to the New Testament. Jesus Christ is emphasized form beginning to end. The NIV bible is used in Remembering God's Chosen Children."