Friends and Heroes Bible Curriculum
Review & Giveaway
What is Friends and Heroes you ask? Well, it’s a fun animated Bible curriculum to learn about all the great Friends and Heroes of the Bible. This video series is great for home or church classroom. If your children love to learn through animated stories and hands-on activities then Friends and Heroes would be something they would enjoy.
What we’ve got to say about Friends and Heroes:
Eldest thought the animation for the Bible stories to be very interesting. He recognized the animation from another episode he has seen at his grandma’s house. Princess liked them very much and Lil’ Red sat riveted to his seat so we played the entire 25 minutes. We plan to revisit the Episode in order to break the scenes down and do some of the student manual pages. I think the layout of the content looks very promising and does touch a wide variety of subject matter.
Some suggestions on getting started:
First read the 6 page Teacher Overview to get a feel for the curriculum. Next print the Teacher Guide for Unit 1 front and back. Review the guide and gather the supplies suggested. Third, print off the student manual front and back for Unit 1.
Yes, I printed all 49 pages twice! plus print additional Student Covers as coloring pages for your younger students (under age 6). Hole punch all of your pages and use a 3-prong folder or 3-ring binder to keep all of your Student’s Manual together or place in their yearly portfolio as they finish a unit. Gather all the needed materials and supplies for Art, Science, and Craft projects.
Watch the video ahead of time as suggested so you know what topics and themes will be discussed. This will allow you the teacher/parent time to collect your own thoughts/ideas on those topics and be able to be that much more insightful. Watch the video together as a family as part of your Family Devotion or Bible time. Allow your children time to talk about and/or ask questions about the episode they just watched. Work on the Student Manual together and plan to do a craft or Science project.
Allow your students time to interact online after watching the episode to play a game or take a quiz to further their learning.
What Friends and Heroes have to say:
“Friends and Heroes award-winning adventures and Bible stories on DVD accompanied by an exciting cross-curricular Homeschool Unit Study – easy-to-use, hands-on, attractively designed, colorful and FUN! Each unit provides a wealth of interdisciplinary studies for your home educated children. The material is highly adaptable and may be easily incorporated with your other homeschool activities.”
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Here’s the awesome January deal:
- · 20% off all Friends and Heroes Homeschool Resources
- · 10% off all other Friends and Heroes resources with curriculum
- · 10% off all Friends and Heroes Home and Family DVD Collections
This wonderful sale ends January 31, 2014. So stop on over and grab yourself a deal today!
Friends and Heroes has graciously allowed us to offer a giveaway of Homeschool Unit Study #1 to one random family.
The Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit Study #1 includes:
- Friends and Heroes DVD Episode 1- Long Journey – which serves as stimulus material for cross-curricular studies
- All teacher and student’s materials – included on CD-ROM – printable and reusable
- Learner-centered, self-guided Unit Study manuals
- Teacher’s Guide – with learning goals, background details, answer keys, internet links
- Certificates of Achievement and binder covers
Unit Study #1 covers:
- History/Geography: The Romans; Roman Trade; Roman money; Roman import and exports
- Creative writing: Journal writing; Written expression and narration; Copy writing
- Bible study: Daniel and the lions’ den and Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish; The Early Church
- Science: Silver; Sand and cement; Greek and Roman discoveries
- Crafts: Sculpture; Paper weaving; Pottery
- Discipleship: Trusting others; Pride; Worries
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of Friends and Heroes Homeschool Unit Study #1 for my honest review. I did not receive compensation for this review. All words are mine and my children’s opinions.
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Sarah Bailey says
I just weave Bible in through our history studies, science, etc we don’t have a set aside Bible curricula.
Great to hear from you DeLise. Thanks for sharing.
I know many people who don’t but love hearing what each family does do. Thanks for sharing Sarah.
M Lindsey says
We are using the book God’s Promises by Sally Michael.
Our curriculum (My Father’s World) has assigned Bible passages built in to each day’s work. We’re currently reading 1 Samuel and memorizing Psalm 23.
DaLynn McCoy says
We’d been using the CLP series for Studying God’s Word. My oldest has used it and loved it, but my middle boys – 9 and 10 – really need something new and different. Would love to win this to use with them, and eventually their younger siblings as well. It speaks right to their learning style. Thanks for a great giveaway!
What ages are your children Lindsey?
I’ve heard great things about MFW. Thanks for sharing, Shecki.
I think it would be perfect for boys ages 9 & 10. Thanks for stopping by DaLynn!
I am not a homeschooling mom, but I want to be! I currently work outside the home full time, and my girls are in public school and daycare. We talk about the topics that come up at church during Sunday school, worship time, or AWANA. It’s an (almost) daily conversation on some topic of faith, etc. I think it would be great to have a curriculum and guidance (for me!). Friends and Heroes looks great!
Autumn Jones says
We have a Bible curriculum through Sonlight that we use, but we also try to weave a biblical worldview into everything we teach. We are stretching out some of the rest of the Sonlight curriculum, so we will have a gap where we will need a different Bible curriculum. I would love to win this to fill that gap! Thanks so much for hosting. 🙂
We use Jesus Storybook and the Bible along with coloring pages, videos etc.
My children and I read the Bible together, and discuss what we read.
My 4 yr old also loves the youtube kid app 🙂
Brooke Shambley says
Right now my son and I are memorizing Scripture, reading through the book Eyes that See & Ears that Hear, and reading through the Bible as we come along topics that need some Biblical application. He’s four, but he is really able to learn about God in a real way. It’s exciting to be the teacher for his soul thanks to our Rabbi in heaven!
Brooke Shambley says
Why didn’t you announce the winner on your blog? Just curious 😉
Recently heard that it’s better not to publicly put people’s names on your blog. I’m not sure how I feel about this so I emailed the winner and did not display. Sort of a privacy issue since I did not specify that the winner would be displayed. New year so new things to keep in mind.