The order of the materials represented in each lesson is switched up and not the same each day, most likely to provide variety for the student! So, each day, in no particular order, the child will watch a video of the "timeline" song. This song which includes both events of the Old Testament (beginning with Creation) mixed with the events of Ancient Egyptian history.
Also included in the lessons are Bible readings directly from the Scripture. At first, my second grader was overwhelmed by this portion of the lesson. Looking at a screen while listening to someone read a large portion of Scripture was long and boring for him. I was determined to have him sit through it because I found this part of the lesson powerful. The reading of the Scripture, untainted, word for word from the Bible is important. I appreciated that the Bible was used as a "textbook" to teach history in this program. It is beneficial for the student to both read the verses on the screen while listening to it being read at the same time. This is an effective learning method for many, and eventually my son benefited from it!
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When the cards are presented in a lesson, and the student pulls out the card that matches the one on the screen to learn more about what is being taught!
The cards aren't used in every lesson, but when they are they provide important information and relevant images!
I find that when using any Bible-based material in your homeschool, it is important to know the doctrine of the company. I may have missed it, but when looking on their site, I could not readily find any Statement of Faith. It wasn't until lesson 27, that I was introduced to their personal belief and doctrine. They are Trinitarian and believe that God is one, but in three distinct persons. Many of you reading this agree with this theology. Yet, for those of you reading who are of the Oneness/ Jesus Name Baptism school of thought, I wanted to put this information out there for you!
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