COURSE NO. REL-550

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Golden Children’s Bible  OR  Schuster’s Illustrated Bible History; lesson plan included in Introduction to Classical Studies listed below in history.

COURSE NOTES

Four days weekly, 20 to 40 minutes per day.
 
Report this course as “Religion: Introduction to Bible History”; report progress by the week numbers from Introduction to Classical Studies, i.e. Weeks I – XVII.  For a work sample, have the student choose his best sample that reflects what kind of work he did on a weekly basis and how well he did it.  Under Reading Skill, note “See Golden Children’s Bible” or "See Schuster’s Bible History, but do not report progress or grades for reading.

Scheduling Suggestions: 4x/wk for 30min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Golden Children’s Bible

  • Author: Rev. Joseph A. Grispino, SM, SSL, et al.;
  • ISBN: 0307165205        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Golden Books Publ. Co., Inc.; New York, NY; 1993, 1965; Reissue edition (July 25, 2006); 512 pages

 

This book is Religion and Reading Skill this year; an independent reader is not necessary.  The reading level is about Grade 4 through 7.  The day-by-day reading assignments and related work assignments are given in Introductions to Classical Studies, discussed below under Roman History.  Four days weekly that lesson plan assigns about three pages of reading from The Golden Children’s Bible and then gives vocabulary and people of note to work through, a weekly memorization project, and art, map or timeline activities.
 
For each of the four days, have the student read the selection aloud, then write simple identifications or definitions of the people and vocabulary given for the day, then do the art work, Expressions-to-Know, and map or timeline work related to the day’s reading.  The “Bible-Verse-to-Memorize” should be introduced on Monday, practiced daily, and tested on Friday.


 

Start Write Software Win/Mac CD-ROM

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Consider the CD-ROM program StartWrite for making penmanship worksheets of the “Bible-Verse-to-Memorize” selections.  Type in the copy work, set it in the penmanship style and size your student uses, double space it, and print out daily worksheets in dark grayscale.  Monday through Thursday, have the student read the verse aloud a time or two, then have him trace over the grayscale model and then write it directly below the model.  On Friday, the student can write the verse from memory or recite it from memory.  This regimen covers religion, reading and penmanship practice all at one time very nicely.


Schuster’s Illustrated Bible History of the Old and New Testaments

  • Author: Ignatius Schuster, DD
  • ISBN: 0895550067        978-0895550064
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

394 pages; Tan Books and Publishers; 32nd edition (April 1974)

 

For the older student and the stronger reader, use this text in place of The Golden Children’s Bible.  It uses a more formal grammar and literary tone, appropriate for Grade 7+ reading level.  The following course plan is written to coincide with the Golden Children’s Bible readings assigned Introduction to Classical Studies.  The first, second, third and fourth readings below parallel Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 reading assignments in the “ICS” lesson plan.  The days marked “review” in this plan can be used to outline the chapters already covered, or to read the story being studied in a standard Catholic Bible, or to review all that has come before in preparation for testing.


 

Introduction to Classical Studies Guide

  • Author: Cheryl Lowe
  • ISBN: 1930953151        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Memoria Press, Louisville, KY; 2000; 78 pages; 30 lessons; teacher guide; worksheets, maps, timelines, pronunciation guide, answer key.

 

Day by day course plan for Bible history, Roman history and D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths.  See Roman History for more information.


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


WEEK 1

ICS Week 1
1) Ch. I;  2) Ch. II-IV;  3) Ch. V;  4) Ch. VI-VII


WEEK 2

ICS Week 2
1) Ch. VIII;  2) Ch. IX-XII;  3) Ch. XIII;  4) Ch. XIV


WEEK 3

ICS Week 3
1) Ch. XV;  2) Ch. XVI;  3) review;  4) Ch. XVII


WEEK 4

ICS Week 4
1) Ch. XVIII;  2) Ch. XIX-XX;  3) Ch. XXI;  4) Ch. XXII


WEEK 5

ICS Week 5
1) Ch. XXIII;  2) Ch. XXIV-XXV;  3) Ch. XXVI;  4) Ch. XXVII-XXVIII


WEEK 6

ICS Week 6
1) Ch. XXIX;  2) Ch. XXX;  3) Ch. XXXI;  4) review


WEEK 7

ICS Week 7
1) Ch. XXXII;  2) review;  3) Ch. XXXIII;  4) Ch. XXXIV


WEEK 8

ICS Week 8
1) Ch. XXXV;  2) review;  3) Ch. XXXVI;  4) Ch. XXXVIII


WEEK 9

ICS Week 9
1) Ch. XXXVII;  2) review;  3) Ch. XXXIX;  4) Ch. XL


WEEK 10

ICS Week 10
1) Ch. XLI-XLII;  2) Ch. XLIII;  3) Ch. XLIV;  4) review


WEEK 11

ICS Week 11
1) Ch. XLV;  2) review;  3) review;  4) review


WEEK 12

ICS Week 12
1) Ch. XLVI;  2) review;  3) review;  4) review


WEEK 13

ICS Week 13
1) Ch. XLVII;  2) Ch. XLVIII;  3) Ch. XLIX;  4) review


WEEK 14

ICS Week 14
1) Ch. L;  2) Ch. LI;  3) Ch. LII;  4) Ch. LIII


WEEK 15

ICS Week 15
1) Ch. LIV;  2) Ch. LV;  3) review;  4) Ch. LVI


WEEK 16

ICS Week 16
1) Ch. LVII-LVIII;  2) Ch. LIX;  3) Ch. LX-LXI;  4) Ch. LXII-LXIII


WEEK C

Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


WEEK D

Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


WEEK 17

ICS Week 17
1) Ch. LXIV;  2) Ch. LXV;  3) review; 4) move Ch. LXVI to ICS Week 20, Day 3*


WEEK 18

ICS Week 18
1) Ch. LXVII-LXXII;  2) Ch. LXXIII-LXXIV;  3) Ch. LXXV;  4) review


WEEK 19

ICS Week 19
1) Ch. LXXVI;  2) Ch. LXXVII;  3) Ch. LXXVIII;  4) Ch. LXXIX


WEEK 20

ICS Week 20
1) Ch. LXXX;  2)  Ch. LXXXI-LXXXVI;  3) Ch. LXVI*;  4) review


WEEK 21

ICS Week 21
1) NT Ch. I-IV;  2) NT Ch. V-VIII;  3) NT Ch.  IX-X;  4) NT Ch XI-XII


WEEK 22

ICS Week 22
1) NT Ch. XII;  2) NT Ch. XIII-XIV;  3) NT Ch. XV-XVIII;  4) NT Ch. XIX-XXI


WEEK 23

ICS Week 23
1) NT Ch. XLVIII repeated;  2) review;  3) NT Ch. XXII-XXIII; 4) NT Ch. XXIV-XXVII


WEEK 24

ICS Week 24
1) NT Ch. XXVIII;  2) NT Ch. XXIX-XXX;  3) NT Ch. XXI-XXXII;  4) NT Ch. XXXIII-XXXVII


WEEK 25

ICS Week 25
1) NT Ch. XXXVIII-XLI;  2) NT Ch. XLII-XLIV;  3) NT Ch. XLV-XLVI;  4) NT Ch. XLVII-XLVIII


WEEK 26

ICS Week 26
1) NT Ch. LIX;  2) NT Ch. LX-LXI;  3) NT Ch. LXII-LXIII;  4) NT Ch. LXIV-LXVI


WEEK 27

ICS Week 27
1) NT Ch. LXVII;  2) NT Ch. LXXVIII-LXX;  3) NT Ch. LXXI-LXXV;  4) NT Ch. LXXVI-LXXXI


WEEK 28

ICS Week 28
1) NT Ch. LXXXII-LXXXV;  2) NT Ch. LXXXVI-LXXXVIII;  3) NT Ch. LXXXIX-XCI;  4) NT Ch. XCII-XCIII


WEEK 29

ICS Week 29
1) NT Ch. XCIV;  2) review;  3) review; 4) NT Ch. XCV-XCVI


WEEK 30

ICS Week 30
1) review;  2) review;  3) NT Ch. XCII-XCV;  4) NT Ch. XCVI-end


WEEK 31
Catch-up and review.

 


WEEK 32
Catch-up and review.

 




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