Monday, June 27, 2016

Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way for your child to learn the bible, then my first review this week is for you! Gavin has always loved to learn the bible especially when it's made fun, and he can easily remember what he's learned. We've been using the Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press for the last few weeks, and Gavin adores it!

If you're not familiar with Veritas Press, they are a company who believes in and is devoted to offering curriculum in Classical Christian Education. Although I don't think we fall into the category of Classical Education homeschoolers, this program is top on my list for learning the bible.

What did we receive for this review?

We were given a 12 month access to the entire course for the Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua.

 Each course is designed for kids in 2nd to 6th grades and includes:

  • 32 major Biblical events
  • Music to help the student memorize the order of events
  • Tools for remembering names, dates, and places
  • Activities, projects, worksheets, and tests
  • Foundational context for future in-depth study
  • Art, Music, and Geography exploration activities
  • They offer a 60 day money back guarantee!
How did we use the Self-Paced Bible in our school?

Gavin loves this program so we used this pretty much every day. He always asks to do it first thing in the morning now, and I'm totally fine with that.

In this program like I said before there are 32 events, and each event has 4 lessons. Veritas Press suggests that the student completes an event every week, and that will give you a 32 week bible course. This is very simple to do with this program.

On the parent side of things, I really like that the teacher/parent has an account and also the student has an account. It was very easy to set up Gav's profile and even put a profile pic for him from the teacher account. I also love that it grades everything for you!

Accessing grades and assignments is simple. When you click on "Grade Book" at the top of that screen it will bring you to a screen that you can easily access the student's upcoming and completed assignments.

From this point you can get a quick view of Graded Assignments or click on the course and get an overview of everything upcoming and completed plus the grade given.

Now let's talk about the student's perspective. I asked Gav what his favorite things are and he said that he loves the people and the characters. He said that everything about the program from the songs to the stories helps him learn and remember the bible.

When he starts a lesson, there is normally a video that goes with it. He loves listening to Asher and Abbie as they take him through the story and give him key points to think about.

Throughout their story, they will stop and do interactive lessons with the student. In the example below Gav was learning about the family line of Adam and Eve. They did a family tree so to speak to give him a visual of how it went. He had to move the tiles and fill in the empty spaces.

The lessons take about 15 minutes to complete including the video and worksheet, but it doesn't even seem like it takes that long. They are completely interactive and engaging for the student.

After each unit there is a test that follows to see what all they have learned. After they complete the test, they will move on to the next unit.

What did we think?

This really is a self-paced course. Gavin knows exactly how to log on and get started without me. All I have to do is go to my account and check his scores. I like to have him tell me about what he's learned everyday, and that can always spark a good conversation, plus help him review. I really love this course. I love that he wants to do it and is eager to learn more about the bible. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the bible whether homeschooled or other. We will definitely be continuing this program and learning more about the Old Testament! If you are interested in a well thought out and engaging bible curriculum, the Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press is definitely for you!

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