Elements in the lessons:
Inquiry: throughout this curriculum, the teacher is modeling asking questions. Students learn how to ask questions and extract information from images and maps. This is a pre-research skill.
Discussion: Discussion questions help students recap the major events in a story and practices comprehension.
This is not an exam or a drill. These questions are intended to consolidate what the child learned from the text. The child can look at images in the book when answering the questions.
Narration: Narration is intended to practice recalling and retaining information from a story.
Activities: Every week the child will complete an activity that relates to the topic of the week. This will help students internalize the information covered. Activities are varied and alternated, in order to keep students engaged. Doing activities teaches young children different skills and abilities, such as fine motor skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, and deduction.
Tracing a Map: The program asks the child to trace the Location Maps (provided). The action of physically tracing a map assures the information is integrated into memory. Please assure you have tracing paper available. The mapping activity allows students to get familiar with geography and teaches them to pay attention to certain geographical landmarks, such as rivers and seas, mountain ranges and oceans.
Path of Prophets: The Path of Prophets element is used in combination with the prophet stories. This curriculum covers 12 prophets and their stories. A selection has been made, to highlight important stories and integrate these into the historical context. It is essential for young children to be able to visualize information. Sticking the prophets’ names and images of the stories in chronological order is a pre-time lining skill and tangible activities help in the consolidation of information.
For a full set of the stories, please see our Super Servant Series. This series can be used in conjunction with the historical curriculum as well as with the A Day with the Prophets Series.