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Every parents desire for their children to grow into wise adults. Reading and studying the book of Proverbs is an excellent way to build a foundation of wisdom. My daughter and I have been working through Wise Up from Positive Action Bible Curriculum.
We have been reading through Proverbs in our family devotion time and I’m always amazed at the insights my children have when discussing the verses. Studying more in depth with this Bible curriculum gives my 14 year old daughter a chance to dig deeper in a more personal, individualized manner.
Wise Up is a Bible curriculum written to cover a full school year, with 35 weeks of lessons. It is recommended for middle school students, but I think it works well for my 9th grader. It includes a Student Workbook and a Teacher Manual.
The Student Manual is a soft-cover, consumable workbook. It’s 200+ pages include sections of reading material, study questions, space to write lessons learned as well as thoughts and opinion, and sketches to illustrate.
The Teacher Manual is a 3-ring binder with 300+ pages that include copies of student workbook pages, quizzes, answer key and suggested lesson plans for 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Teacher/parent also will find notes to help presenting material, learning objectives and a plan for scripture memorization.
The 35 lessons cover a wide variety of topics, such as wisdom in the family, the home. Sensitive topics like choosing friends and having good attitudes are also covered. Character traits like self-control and courage are also covered.
Student move through deeper levels of thoughts as they delve into God’s world, resulting in
I was pleased to see the lessons are Biblically based, without a lot of added commentary, and adaptable to whichever version of the Bible we choose. The workbook is designed to encourage students to think critically and share their own insights when answering questions and activities, rather the regurgitate predetermined answers.
I have asked my daughter to work through 3 lessons per week, giving her freedom to move through them at a speed that works for her. Some lessons take her 15 minutes. Some she stretches out over a couple days, 15-20 minutes each day.
Because the goal is for my daughter to personalize these lessons and share her thoughts freely, I promised I would not share her answers publicly – but you can see in these photos the pages in the student workbook.
We discuss the lessons together near the end of the week. Some parents may want to use more of a classroom style approach, or even in a group setting with multiple children. I love that it’s adaptable!
A study of Proverbs is an excellent choice for the early teen years. What better time to lay a solid foundation of wisdom than when our children are moving from childhood to adulthood?
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