| Christian Heroes: Then and Now: Jim Elliot Unit Study Curriculum Guide|
|Christian Heroes: Then and Now: Jim Elliot One Great Purpose|
I received an e-book version of the book to use on my e-reader. Recently I've been using apps and e-books more in our schooling but this was the first actual curriculum that relied solely on my e-reader. It took a little getting used to but overall it was nice having all the material right there at my fingertips when I needed it.
What you'll find in the
~ Bible Memory Verses
~ Display Corner:
They suggest gathering Ecadorian materials in a designated corner throughout your study to keep your children engaged.
~ Chapter Questions
with vocabulary for all sixteen chapters.
~ Student Explorations:
- Essay Questions
- Creative Writing
- Audio/Visual Projects
- Arts and Crafts
- Language Examples
~ Social Studies
Sharing what you've learned with family and friends with a community meal or presentation!
|Suggested Memory Verse in Unit Study that I printed out|
You can usually tell a missionary when you see one, at least I can. Especially the ones who travel back and forth from the States on a regular basis. When they share about the people they are ministering to, their faces light up. You can't keep them quiet. They are in their element and everything inside of them want to get back to the people whom God has called them to be with. I imagine it's the same with a pastor going on a short vacation or ministry trip, their hearts have been knit together with their flock. On several occasions, I've met missionaries who long to be with a ministry they've established overseas but God had called them to the States, to teach. To train. To raise up a new generation of missionaries to go and carry the gospel even further than they have. You could see from the look in their eyes that they longed to be somewhere else, but they were called to plant seeds, and faithfully did so.
As homeschool parents, most of us are currently in the States, and have a powerful responsibility to train up our children in the way they should go. This goes for instilling a love for sharing the gospel in their little hearts. Providing them with an opportunity to learn and study about missionaries and martyrs such as Jim Elliot, is something we should share with them in our homes. One aspect of Jim Elliot's life that stood out to me, is that his father was able to come visit him on the mission field. Jim Elliot's dad had a passion for missions and after so many years, he was able to see the fruit of his labor and visit his son who was fulfilling God's plan for his life in the jungles of Ecuador!
If you think about it, so many youth these days are using "missions" as an excuse to avoid their responsibilities at home. Out of a rebellious spirit they run to a spiritual training center to get closer to God, only to completely ignore what God is trying to do in their family life. It's sad. The deception. But God is faithful, and I know of an instance where this was the case and after a few weeks a student flew back home from a Bible college, to restore his relationship with his dad!
I eagerly received this book and Unit Study for my second grader and kindergartner hoping to share with them my passion for missions. I began by finding a kid-friendly video on YouTube about Ecuador to set the stage. I then printed out some Ecuadorian coloring sheets I found online to keep them busy as I read. After the first chapter they were asking for more. The wording seemed a tad over their head in my opinion but they were picking up bits and pieces and enjoyed hearing about Jim Elliot's boat ride on his way to Ecuador! Yet, after a few times of reading, their attention span was not lasting very long. The stories about him meeting his wife and learning Spanish did not keep their attention. I ended up reading the story on my own and hope to share it with them either in a more simplified version or when they are a little older.
|Pictures I had the kids color printed from the internet|
Overall the story was touching, memorable and written in a way that takes you into the life of Jim Elliot in a way like never before. His story was brought to life in an inspiring and challenging way!