Bible Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

Bible Curriculum

Kindergarten

Course Objective/Philosophy

The Bible is the absolute truth by which every single area in life should be measured by. God’s truth is essential in kindergarten in laying the proper foundation so that Godly principles and wisdom can be built upon.

Course Content/Description

  • 1st Quarter: We begin the year by learning about how Jesus loves the children and wants them to come to Him. We spend several weeks in the book of Genesis studying the creation of the world, sin entering it, Noah’s disobedience, and how God destroyed the earth because of sin. After that, we study the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Toward the end of this quarter, we start learning about the journey the Israelites took from Egypt to Canaan. We memorize our alphabet verses from A-H and The Lord’s Prayer. The Bible and sin are the focus of our doctrine questions. We learn who wrote the Bible, if it is true, and how God wrote it. We also learn what sin is, who does it, and who the first people were to ever sin.
  • 2nd Quarter: Our unit about the Israelites journey continues into this quarter. We take a break from our sequential study to learn about the first Thanksgiving and the Christmas story. We pick back up by settling in a while to learn about what Israel in Canaan before the kings. Our verses from I-P are memorized as well as Psalm 100 and the 10 Commandments in song. The doctrine questions teach about God. Students learn who made Him, if He was ever born, had a beginning, or would ever die. The Trinity is taught so that the students learn God is three persons in one, but there are not three different gods. Students learn Jesus was sinless, is God, and took the punishment for our sins. We must ask Him into our hearts to live with Him in heaven forever after we die.
  • 3rd Quarter: After finishing up our last unit, we go study the kings and prophets and the exile and return. We memorize verses Q-X and Psalm 23. We learn Finish Unit 5: Israel in Canaan: Before the Kings. The doctrine questions will teach about sin, heaven, and assurance. Students will be taught that God hates our sin; yet He still loves us even when we sin and if we ask Jesus into our hearts and trust Him, God will forgive our sins so we can go to heaven when we die. Students will also learn that heaven is a real place and it is a wonderful, safe, happy home where God lives. They will know the truth that God wants everyone to come there and live with Him. They will learn that anyone who has taken Jesus as his Savior will be able to go to heaven and live forever with God, but anyone who has not taken Jesus as his Savior cannot go to heaven but must go to a terrible place of eternal punishment. Students will be assured that when a person trusts in Jesus and the Holy Spirit comes into his heart, he becomes God’s child and God’s Word says that a person can know for sure that he is going to heaven. They will know that as God’s child, one sometimes will do wrong; but he is still God’s child and that each person should tell God, as soon as he sins, that he is sorry that he has done wrong.
  • 4th Quarter: In this quarter the students will learn about Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost, Jesus on Earth, and the Parable s of Jesus. We will end the year with a Heaven Series and some special Missionary Stories. The students will memorize verses Y-Z and some additional verses and lines for our graduation program including Matthew 7:7 and Jeremiah 29:11. The last doctrine questions are about Satan. The students will learn that he does not have horns and a long tail and even though he cannot be seen, he is very real. They will learn he once lived in heaven with God as an angel called Lucifer, but when he became jealous of God and wanted to make himself as great as God, God cast him out of heaven. They will also know that Satan is God’s enemy and the enemy of all Christians. He tries to get people not to obey God’s will. Satan is strong, but God is stronger and can give us victory over him.

Student Materials

  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Handouts and Crafts from CSI, God’s Wonders 2000

Teacher Resources for Instruction

CSI, God’s Wonders 2000

Time on Task

30-45 minutes daily all year

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Daily Doctrine Questions
  • Weekly Bible Verses
  • Quarterly Passage Memorization
  • Questions during daily Bible lessons to check for understanding

The teacher will be able to employ genres of literature to engage students, practice vocabulary and communicate to students the value of Latin/Greek to our English language.

Evaluation

The teacher will use oral evaluations throughout the quarter. A written test will be given at the end of each week to assess knowledge.

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

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, Jesus as a Boy, 1st Thanksgiving, 1st Christmas, various Bible memory and songs, including Psalm 100 and Luke 2:8-12
  • Third Quarter: Boyhood of Jesus, Bible Children, Jesus’ Earthly Ministry, Various Bible Memory and songs including Books of Bible and Doctrinal Drill
  • Fourth Quarter: Crucifixion & Resurrection of Jesus, Life of Paul Series 1 &2, various Bible memory and songs

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Daily oral review of previous story components
  • Bible memory and Doctrinal Drill
  • Weekly Bible Memory Quiz

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

To present the Bible as the story of God’s acts and words.

Textbooks

Calling of God’s Tribe CSI

Time Allotment

20 minutes per day for 4 days per week

Course Content

  • First Quarter: In the Beginning and Abraham & Isaac
  • Second Quarter: Jacob and Joseph and The Exodus
  • Third Quarter: God’s Law and In the Wilderness
  • Fourth Quarter: The Promised Land and The Judges

Areas to be Evaluated

All course content

4th Grade

Objective

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

Textbooks

Record of God’s Nation

Time Allotment

30 minutes 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