Explaining to young children the magnitude of Jesus’s death and his ascension is difficult to describe in terms little ones will understand.
There are even times adults have difficulty comprehending the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and how the brutality of His death turned to great joy in His Resurrection.
A simple tool is available to help make it easier to enlighten others on the events leading up to Jesus’ death and those events that followed. It is called the Resurrection. It was written by Dianna Wiebe at GrapeVine Studies.
It is my privilege to share my Resurrection product review with you. Be sure to read the entire review. There’s something special toward the end.
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You will find it comforting to know Dianna goes straight to God’s Word for her inspiration in writing the topical studies.
The curriculum is non-denominational. This allows you the freedom to express your beliefs with your children. You don’t need to worry about “correcting” the curriculum per your denominational beliefs.
The Resurrection is available at two age levels. The Beginner is for Pre-K and Kindergarteners. The Multi-level is for teaching several age groups at once ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade. My review is on the multi-level in an eBook format.
You and your children will need a few things to complete the study.
Students will need a Bible, the Student or Traceable Book, and colored pencils.
You will need a Bible, the Teacher Book, dry erase board & markers (8 colors), and Bible dictionary. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dry erase board. Drawing paper will be fine.
Methods of Learning
The Resurrection engages the student’s learning process by using the ingenious method of Stick Figuring. This is perfect for children who prefer to draw what they read.
The study is flexible in letting children who don’t like to draw (even stick figures) to write a summary of the Bible passages and write out their answers to the review questions.
Young children can follow along with the study using the Traceable Book.
The study begins with the Last Supper and ends with the ascension.
Each section or chapter includes:
- a timeline
- lesson pages for drawing or writing a summary of the Bible passage
- review questions on the Bible passage
- a memory verse
- a page for drawing a favorite part of the lesson
- a section for reciting or writing the Bible verse
- timeline review
- memory verse review
In addition, there is a review section that includes:
- review questions to use as a quiz or test
- map for labeling
- review timeline
The teacher notes (lesson plans) are what I consider as a must to get the most out of the Resurrection Study. The notes provide:
- instructions for completing each section
- Scripture to read aloud
- what to discuss
- examples of what to draw (that’s a must for me)
- section for notes
- words to look up
- answer keys
You have the option of completing the Resurrection in 11 weekly lessons or 40 daily lessons.
The Resurrection is flexible enough to allow you to complete assignments per your schedule and how much your children can handle at one sitting.
You might consider for each lesson reading one Bible passage and drawing the figures per day over the course of 4 days. The students will be working on memorizing the Bible verse each of those days. Don’t forget to do the timeline as you go along.
The 5th day can be for answering the review questions and doing the memory verse review.
Then the 6th day can be for timeline and drawing reviews.
Good Things to Come
My daughter is 17 and a bit old for the Multi-level study. It is too simplistic for her but that isn’t an indication the study is irrelevant. She just needs something more for her age level.
Dianna Wiebe has told me there is another Resurrection coming soon for older students. How exciting! I’m sure the study will be wonderful, and I look forward to using it.
Something Special for You
Do you need to see the Resurrection first hand before making a purchase? Dianna graciously offers samples of the student and teacher books.
How to Purchase
You have the option of purchasing either a physical book or eBook.
The cost of the Resurrection Studies depends on which format and age level you prefer. That’s anywhere from $3 to $34.50.
There’s great news. The Resurrection Studies is on sale for 20% off during March.
More Good News
Dianna is offering a free Resurrection Studies in the Homeschool Easter Basket Giveaway.
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