This will vary depending on your style and familiarity with the curriculum. In general, however, the time may range from one and a half to two hours per lesson.
To simply read and understand the lesson and get visuals together, you could probably prepare in 30 minutes to an hour, but if you want to teach from an overflowing heart, spending time throughout the week is really beneficial.
One teacher outlined her lesson preparation in this way:
Classroom time could run between 45 and 90 minutes. There are two essential components of a class time:
All other activities should be structured to support these two components. Other activities may include transition time, worship, prayer, Scripture memorization, and other optional activities.
This varies from level to level.
The Midweek Bible curricula include more activities and games. They are also of a more practical nature, dealing with specific discipling issues, such as how to use the Bible and how to fight the fight of faith. Midweek Bible curricula can also be used as a club program with buttons that can be earned.
The curricula can be adapted for use in a home or Christian school by studying each lesson more in-depth. The lesson could be taught during one class period. Another class period could be devoted to discussion of the lesson and personal application. The following class period(s) could be focused on some of the following activities:
Currently, we do not have a specific missions curriculum, though many curricula include lessons with a missions focus. You can also find some suggestions for helping your children become world Christians in Noël Piper’s article, Home Grown World Christians.
First, the ESV is a literal and readable translation, which means that it maintains the original wording as closely as possible, while still being readable for those living in today’s culture. As an “essentially literal” translation, the ESV is based closely on the Greek and Hebrew texts of Scripture. Other Bible translations in the “essentially literal” category include the New American Standard Version, the New King James Version, and the King James Version (which, for centuries, was considered the standard Bible version of the English-speaking world).
Second, the ESV is a translation that can be used from childhood into adulthood. This eliminates the need for a child to switch from the version he memorized and read as a child to a new version as an adult.
For elementary-age classroom use, we recommend the ESV Children's Bible which uses the same ESV version as the Truth78 curriculum. For personal study or home use, we highly recommend the 2008 ESV Children’s Bible edition which features study resources written by Truth78 authors Sally Michael and Jill Nelson.
Finally, the ESV allows a church to use a single version for both older and younger people so the entire church can read and memorize the same version of Scripture together. The version an adult can enjoy using because it is literal is the same version a child can appreciate for its readability. Parents, teachers, students, and children can use the same version of Scripture at church.
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