Use the Bible for Your Christian Homeschooling Curriculum

The Bible can be used as a primary part of your Christian homeschooling curriculum. It can serve as the basis for spiritual and academic instruction for preschoolers through high school for most subjects.


Phonics


In teaching the alphabet or children that are just beginning to read, I have used the Bible to teach and practice certain letters of the alphabet. I work on one letter at a time and teach Bible names or places that begin with that letter.

For the letter Aa we could read stories about Adam or Abraham, practice writing the letter Aa, and identify pictures of things that begin with that letter.

There is so much material within the Bible that you are able to use it for multiple grades from preschool on up.


Math Lessons


We can use the Bible to teach about numbers because it has so much mathematical content within its pages. There are numbers of people, things, and events throughout the pages. A few of those examples include these:

  • One – one God abides in heaven above
  • Two – two spies sent out by Joshua before going into The Promised Land
  • Three – three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace
  • Four – four friends let down the man through the roof
  • Five – five offices in the Body of Christ
  • Six – six days of creation
  • Seven – they marched around Jericho seven days
  • Eight– eight people were spared after the flood
  • Nine – nine spiritual gifts
  • Ten – ten plagues in Egypt

English Lessons


I use the Bible as a source of inspiration for writing lessons within our Christian homeschooling curriculum. For instance I will give a list of related words and have our children retell the events in their own words. I might give words such as Daniel, lions, cave, king, pray, etc. and have them write a story about Daniel in the Lions' Den.

Another lesson is to use passages of Scripture for handwriting practice or copy work. Just think about how good it can be to have your child memorize and practice writing chunks of Scripture.

You can purchase a packaged, Christian home school curriculum if you desire, such as Abeka or Bob Jones but there is plenty of material within the pages of the Bible.

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