Bible Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

Bible Curriculum

Kindergarten

Course Objective/Philosophy

To provide the learner with basic knowledge of the God’s word while instilling a desire for understanding of the importance of building a relationship with Him that will last eternally.

Textbooks:

God’s Wonders: Christian Schools International, 2000 Holy Bible: King James and New International Versions, n/a Memory Verses: A Beka memory cards, n/a Various other materials/supplies as needed: Such as but not limited to: craft and art supplies, flannel graphs, videos, songs, etc.

Time Allotment:

15 to 30 minutes daily

Course Content/Description

  • 1st Quarter:
    Creation, Noah, Moses, and up to entering Canaan (Units 2 – 5)
  • 2nd Quarter:
    Israel’s first kings, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (Units 6, 10, 11).  Jesus as a boy (supplemental)
  • 3rd Quarter:
    Parables and Miracles of Jesus (Units 8 -9)
  • 4th Quarter:
    Jesus’ Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, Daniel, Esther, Prophets (Unites 6, 7, 12 – 13)

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Participation and Comprehension
  • Memory verse

1st Grade

Objective

The learner will demonstrate a knowledge of basic Bible concepts and story components, as well as Bible scripture memory.

Textbooks

Abeka 1st Grade Bible curriculum; 2000, Pensacola Christian College.  Supplemental:  Bible Truths; BJU, 4th Edition

Time Allotment

15 minutes per day for 5 days a week

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Salvation Series, OT – Adam-Jacob, various songs and Bible memory including 10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Days of Creation
  • Second Quarter: OT – Jacob-Joseph, 1st Thanksgiving, 1st Christmas, various Bible memory and songs, including Psalm 100 and Luke 2:8-12
  • Third Quarter: Boyhood of Jesus, Jesus’ Earthly Ministry, Various Bible Memory and songs including Books of Bible
  • Fourth Quarter: Crucifixion & Resurrection of Jesus, Life of Paul various Bible memory and songs

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share
  • Summative assessment weekly with bible memory verse, end of unit test

2nd Grade

Objective

Students will explore the Bible starting with the creation and ending with John the Revelator and the New Creation. Students study the history of the Jewish nation starting with Abraham, and spoken by the prophets of old. Students examine the life and ministry of Jesus, God’s sovereignty and His promises. Students discuss how the Christian life is patterned out through the teachings of Jesus and that His parables illustrate the kingdom of God. Students memorize and recite the Lord’s Prayer, as well as other related Biblical passages.

Textbooks

God’s Promises
Grolier’s Enterprise Now You Can Read… Set
Growing Up Where Jesus Lived

Time Allotment

30 minutes each Monday through Thursday

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Creation through Kings. Idol worship leads to the prophets speaking to Israel and Judah, eventually leading to exile. But God promises they will return; God always keeps His promises.
  • Second Quarter: Zechariah predicts the coming of the Messiah. John the Baptist prepares the way. Christmas is celebrated through the birth of Jesus. His ministry is examined. “Just who is this Jesus?” proclaims He is God. Only by Him can a person have salvation from the penalty of their sins.
  • Third Quarter: Many of Jesus’ parables are examined: most point to the kingdom; some show the life of the Christian. The events of Jesus’ death and resurrection are studied for many weeks. The early church is studied through the apostles, mostly Peter and Paul.
  • Fourth Quarter: Continue study from 3rd quarter of the study of the Christian life. Studying the Lord’s Prayer equips Christian students how to access God’s promises and forgiveness. They become familiar with the writer of the last book of the Bible, showing the Christian’s reward in heaven with God and His angels.

Areas to be Evaluated

Do the hearts of the students seem tender to the leading of the Holy Spirit? Do the students’ words and actions reflect the Christian walk in daily life?
Bible Memory Verses

3rd Grade

Objective

The learner will become fluent in Bible verse/passage/ key passage memorization & will become adept at verse location in the New Testament. The learner will be able to explain how each verse or passage applies to his daily activities. The learner will also have a working knowledge of key events on a Biblical worldview timeline. Lastly, the learner will daily share things God can help him with & how God has blessed him & feel confident talking to God about them.

Textbooks

The Holy Bible KJV.  Supplemental:  Various related books

Time Allotment

15 minutes per day for 5 days per week

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Units on Days of creation 7 related verses and songs.  Unit on Books of Old and New Testament, songs, and locating in Bible.
  • Second Quarter: Unit on the 10 Commandments and our need of a Savior and related verses.  Unit on Psalm 100 and Luck 2:8-12 and related songs.
  • Third Quarter: Unit on George Washington’s prayer and related songs.  Unit on the Love Chapter and related songs.  Unit on the Blessed verses and related songs.
  • Fourth Quarter: Unit on Psalm 1 and related songs.  Unit on Romans Road and related songs.  Unit on the Armor of God and related songs.

Areas to be Evaluated

Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share.

Summative assessment weekly with bible memory verse, oral presentation of key passages during chapel.

4th Grade

Objective

The learner will become more familiar with the Bible and learn to apply its truth to their lives.

Textbooks

Record of God’s Nation, CSI, 1999

Time Allotment

30 minutes a day for 144 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: The Bible as a Book and Samuel & King Saul’s Reign
  • Second Quarter: King David & King Solomon and The Divided Kingdom: Israel
  • Third Quarter: The Rulers and Prophets of Judah
  • Fourth Quarter: The Decline and Fall of Judah

Areas to be Evaluated

Course Content

5th Grade

Objective

Students will develop an understanding of the key events that led to Jesus being the fulfillment of Israel’s story. Students will learn through the study of the four Gospels, the life and ministry of Jesus, both his humanity and divinity. Students will understand that the culmination of the Gospels is Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Textbooks

  • Bible
  • The Story of God and His People: Witnesses to the Gospel, Christian Schools International

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Jesus’ birth and Early Ministry
  • Second Quarter: Gospel Writings; Jesus’ Ministry
  • Third Quarter: Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and Ascension
  • Fourth Quarter: Luke writes about the Early Church

Areas to Be Evaluated

Jesus died for our sins, Jew or Gentile and rose for our salvation- students will also understand that Jesus gave the Great Commission, instructing not only apostles, but all to preach the gospel, teach his commands and baptize people.
Class participation, class assignments, memory work and tests.

Middle School (Year 1)

Cycle

All middle school students take the same course together each year and in their three years at Trinity they will have taken each of the three courses.

Objective

To provide a survey of the Old and New Testaments over a 3 year period, developing Bible reading comprehension skills to understand how God worked with people in the Bible and how these truths apply to us today; to build a deeper understanding of doctrinal and practical truths through written exercises, discussions and memorization; to develop public speaking and social skills with group projects and presentations.

Textbooks

The House of Israel, text and workbook, Christian Schools International Publishing Company; NIV Bible

Time Allotment

80 minutes per week, an average of 20 minutes each day for 4 days a week (no Bible on Chapel days); for 140 days

Course Content

Year 1 covers Creation through Ruth.

  • First Quarter: Introduction to the Bible, Creation, the fall of man, the Flood, Job
  • Second Quarter:  The Patriarchal period from Abraham to Joseph
  • Third Quarter: Israel becomes a nation, Moses leads Israel from Egypt to the Wilderness Wanderings
  • Fourth Quarter: Joshua led Israel into the Promised Land and conquest, the period of the Judges, Ruth

Areas to be Evaluated

Weekly Scripture memorization, group projects, maintaining Bible notes in a workbook, unit quizzes, participation

Middle School (Year 2)

Cycle

All middle school students take the same course together each year and in their three years at Trinity they will have taken each of the three courses.

Objective

To provide a survey of the Old and New Testaments over a 3 year period, developing Bible reading comprehension skills to understand how God worked with people in the Bible and how these truths apply to us today; to build a deeper understanding of doctrinal and practical truths through written exercises, discussions and memorization; to develop public speaking and social skills with group projects and presentations.

Textbooks

The House of Israel and The Day of the Lord, texts and workbooks, Christian Schools International Publishing Company; NIV Bible

Time Allotment

80 minutes per week, an average of 20 minutes each day for 4 days a week (no Bible on Chapel days); for 140 days

Course Content

Year 2 covers the kings of Israel, Poetry (minus Job), the Major and Minor Prophets, and the return after exile

  • First Quarter: The kings of united Israel
  • Second Quarter:  The divided kingdoms
  • Third Quarter: The books of poetry, the Major Prophets
  • Fourth Quarter: The Minor Prophets, from captivity to the return after exile

Areas to be Evaluated

Weekly Scripture memorization, group projects, maintaining Bible notes in a workbook, unit quizzes, participation

Middle School (Year 3)

Cycle

All middle school students take the same course together each year and in their three years at Trinity they will have taken each of the three courses.

Objective

To provide a survey of the Old and New Testaments over a 3 year period, developing Bible reading comprehension skills to understand how God worked with people in the Bible and how these truths apply to us today; to build a deeper understanding of doctrinal and practical truths through written exercises, discussions and memorization; to develop public speaking and social skills with group projects and presentations.

Textbooks

Witness to the Gospel, text and workbook, Christian Schools International Publishing Company; NIV Bible

Time Allotment

80 minutes per week, an average of 20 minutes each day for 4 days a week (no Bible on Chapel days); for 140 days

Course Content

Year 3 covers the New Testament.

  • First Quarter: Matthew, Mark, Luke
  • Second Quarter:  John, The Acts
  • Third Quarter: The Pauline Epistles
  • Fourth Quarter: The General Epistles, Revelation

Areas to be Evaluated

Weekly Scripture memorization, group projects, maintaining Bible notes in a workbook, unit quizzes, participation