Walking the Way of Wisdom

As Christian parents, my husband and I have the primary responsibility of training up our children in Christian Discipleship.  While we cannot force any of our children to want be disciples of Jesus, it is still our responsibility to train up our children in the way they should go and pray they make wise choices.  Our responsibility permeates our homeschooling.

Our main homeschool curriculum resource is the Bible.  We firmly believe that as long as the Word of God is the primary focus of our daily lessons, then our children will be well-prepared for life (including being academically prepared).  While we do use other resources in our homeschooling, we consider all other resources to be  secondary resources.

An invaluable secondary resource is the Encyclopedia of Bible Truths for School Subjects by Dr. Ruth C. Haycock (published by Association of Christian Schools International, 1993).  (Note:  This resource was originally published in four separate volumes, then published in one compiled volume, and is again available in four separate volumes.)  Haycock’s resource relates Scripture to the following areas of academic study:  Social Studies, Language Arts/English, Science & Mathematics, and Fine Arts & Health.

This webpage is designed to share with you one way to incorporate this secondary resource into homeschooling.  Perhaps these ideas will spark something in your own imagination as to how you can implement Christian Discipleship in your own homeschooling.  (By the way, for an all-inclusive ~ except for math~ Christian Discipleship homeschool curriculum, you may want to check out Student of the Word.)  I encourage you to seek the Lord's wisdom on how He wants you to implement Christian Discipleship in your homeschool.

Resources you will need:


Steps to set up notebooks:

1.  Set up four binders for each child.  The binders will be labeled "Social Studies," "Language Arts/English," "Science/Mathematics," and "Fine Arts/Health."  If you use binders with a clear front cover pocket, you may want to use the following binder cover sheets to insert in the pockets:

WORDPDFSocial Studies
WORDPDFLanguage Arts/English
WORDPDFScience/Mathematics
WORDPDFFine Arts/Health

2.  Insert dividers in each binder.  Glue the following pages to the front of the dividers, labeling the divider tabs with the appropriate names.

Social Studies
WORDPDFHistory
WORDPDFGeography
WORDPDFEconomics
WORDPDFGovernment
WORDPDFLeadership & Administration
WORDPDFSocial Relationships
WORDPDFSocial Institutions:  The Family
WORDPDFSocial Institutions:  The Church
WORDPDFSocial Problems

Language Arts/English
WORDPDFLanguage Arts/English
WORDPDFReading
WORDPDFWriting
WORDPDFLiterature
WORDPDFSpeech
WORDPDFListening
WORDPDFForeign Languages
WORDPDFBible Memory (my addition)
WORDPDFLiterature Reading Logs (my addition)

Science/Mathematics
WORDPDFScience
WORDPDFAstronomy
WORDPDFEarth Science
WORDPDFPhysics and Chemistry
WORDPDFLife Science
WORDPDFZoology
WORDPDFBotany
WORDPDFHuman Biology
WORDPDFMathematics

Fine Arts/Health
WORDPDFCreativity
WORDPDFArts & Crafts
WORDPDFMusic
WORDPDFHealth
WORDPDFSex Education
WORDPDFPhysical Education
WORDPDFDeath Education

Daily Activities:

Each day, select which of the following notebooking pages you want your children to complete.  As they complete the pages, have them 3-hole-punch the pages and insert them into the correct binder behind the appropriate divider.

Social Studies
History
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Geography
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Economics
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Government
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Leadership & Administration
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Social Relationships
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Social Institutions:  The Family
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Social Institutions:  The Church
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Social Problems
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project

Language Arts/English
Language Arts/English
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Reading
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Writing
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Literature
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Speech
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Listening
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Foreign Languages
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Bible Memory
WORDPDFBible Memory
Literature Reading Logs
WORDPDFLiterature Reading Logs

Science/Mathematics
Science
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Astronomy
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Earth Science
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Physics and Chemistry
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Life Science
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Zoology
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Botany
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Human Biology
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Mathematics
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project

Fine Arts/Health
Creativity
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Arts & Crafts
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Music
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Health
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Sex Education
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Physical Education
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project
Death Education
WORDPDFBiblical Concept/Scriptural Support
WORDPDFQuotes
WORDPDFWriting Project

Other
WORDPDFMy Family's Daily Planner and Daily/Weekly Checklist
(as an example)

Completing the Notebooking Pages:

Biblical Concept/Scriptural Support, Quotes, and Writing Project Notebooking Pages

Each day, you will select for your children which subject will be the focus of that day's discipleship study.  You may simply want to rotate subjects as they appear in the Encyclopedia of Bible Truths.  Once you have selected the subject for the day, choose the specific Biblical concept and Scriptural support to be studied.

Discuss the Biblical concept and support with your children.  Write down any information they need on a large whiteboard to help guide the Bible study.  For example, you can write on the whiteboard the Biblical concept being studied.  Under the concept, write just the Bible reference for the Scriptural support ~ each child will look up the actual verse in the Bible.  You can also write out the quote of the day which supports the Biblical concept being studied.  The students will copy the quote in their best penmanship on the appropriate Quotes Notebooking Page. (Some quotes appear in the Encyclopedia of Bible Truths.  You may need to do research for additional relevant quotes.)

Assign a life application writing project that is relevant to the concept/Scripture studied.  (A handful of writing projects appear in the Encyclopedia of Bible Truths, but you will need to design your own projects, too.)          

NOTE:  All clipart on the notebooking pages are from the Microsoft Word collection.