The Way of the Wise is a Midweek curriculum on the book of Proverbs and other Bible passages contrasting wisdom and foolishness, along with providing a warning to avoid folly and pursue wisdom.
Curriculum Sample and Scope & Sequence
What You Need to Start
*Printable from the kit
Print Teacher's Kit includes:
Don't have a disk drive? Please contact Customer Care for downloadable files from the disk that comes with the print kit.
Please note that the Teacher's Kit DOES NOT include the banner - this item must be purchased separately.
Electronic Teacher's Kit includes the following files:
Electronic License Information:
This Teacher’s Kit includes a license for 1 Leader’s Edition. Each licensed copy of the electronic Leader’s Edition may be used by one individual. This material may not be shared among multiple or rotating users. However, if a different individual is using the curriculum at a later date and you have asked the previous user to delete the file (and destroy or return any print copies), the resource may be assigned to a different individual.
The resource files included with each kit (not including the Leader’s Edition) may be shared with the co-teachers, small group leaders, and parents in the class as explained by the licensing information in the kit.
Order 1 Leader’s Edition for each additional co-teacher or small group leader.
The Leader's Edition is designed for use with the Teacher's Kit for this curriculum. The Leader's Edition includes the curriculum introduction, lesson content, and appendix (but not the entire contents of the teacher's notebook or the visual resource packet). Each Leader's Edition is designed to equip a small group leader or co-teacher with their own copy of the curriculum to study and pray through as they prepare to minister to the children under their care.
Choose between print and electronic download (262 pages).
Electronic License Information
Each licensed copy of the electronic Leader’s Edition may be used by one individual. This material may not be shared among multiple or rotating users. However, if a different individual is using the curriculum at a later date and you have asked the previous user to delete the file (and destroy or return any print copies), the resource may be assigned to a different individual.
Order 5 or more Leader's Editions to receive a discount.
Order 1 for each class.
This full-color (5.5-foot by 2.5-foot) reusable banner is made out of durable vinyl, with grommets for hanging. It is designed to be used with the Way of the Wise curriculum during the lesson time. Color visuals for the banner are attached throughout the course of the curriculum.
Order 1 for each class (fewer than 15 students).
This full-color (36" x 15") reusable banner is made out of smooth poly, with grommets for hanging. It is designed to be used with the Way of the Wisecurriculum during the lesson time. Color visuals for the banner are attached throughout the course of the curriculum.
Order 1 for each class. (Optional)
The Color Resource Packet includes a full set (99 pages) of color visuals (including replacement banner pieces) for this curriculum printed on cardstock.
Order 1 for each student.
The Student Workbook, rather than weekly take-home worksheets, is used because a book that a child has diligently worked on, week by week, over the course of the study will provide the child with a lasting reminder of the lessons and key themes. The workbooks are kept in class each week. Children take their workbook home at the completion of the course. The workbooks can then serve to assist parents in reviewing with their children precious truth about God.
Choose between print (spiral bound) or electronic download (64 pages).
Each licensed copy of the Student Workbook is for single use by one child. The Student Workbook may not be reprinted or reused. Single copies may be made for visitors, but a license must be purchased if the child becomes a regular attendee.
Order 1 set of buttons for each student. This item includes 5 sets of 4 buttons each.
Encourage students to reach different goals during the study with our Student Buttons. The projects children can complete to earn a button include:
The four, 1 1/2 inch buttons feature new illustrations and a clean, modern look. The Student Buttons are perfect for children to display on backpacks or church bags as they complete their goals.
This illustrated family devotional was adapted for elementary students (but applicable for all ages) from our Midweek curriculum The Way of the Wise and provides a way for the entire family to learn about God's path of wisdom taught in Proverbs. Teachers can supplement their lessons and parents can enrich their family devotions with the activities and personal applications from God's Wisdom.
SamplesTable of ContentsSample Chapter
Proverbs is a book of great advice...and an ominous warning. The advice is to pursue wisdom. The warning is to avoid folly, because foolishness leads to destruction. However, wisdom must be pursued—it takes effort, discipline, a teachable heart, and instruction. This Midweek Bible curriculum uses the book of Proverbs and other Bible passages to contrast the way of the foolish with the way of the wise. Using a large banner illustrating two paths, children learn about the characteristics and destinations of the foolish and the wise, the meaning of the fear of the Lord, the treasure of wisdom, and the only way to enter the way of the wise—through Jesus Christ.
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.
Connect classroom teaching with the home by encouraging family devotions from God's Wisdom.