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Kids4 Truth Curriculum Snap Shot

  1. 1. CURRICULUM Snapshot<br />All About What Children Learn In And Through Their TruthBooks <br />
  2. 2. In This Session<br />Overview Of Levels<br />The Foundational Curriculum<br />The TruthBooks<br />What’s In Them?<br />How Can I Use Them?<br />
  3. 3. Overview Of LevelsFour Levels<br />Each of the 4 Levels Last Two Curriculum Years. (Discoverers may last up to 3 curriculum years.)<br />Each level covers the same twelve Doctrinal Themes and 120 Questions. (The answers and TruthBook content grows and deepens with each level of learning.)<br />The Level names reflect the goals & expectations for that age group.<br />All Level ages/grades are recommendations, and may be adjusted per your setting. (Ages/grades are not printed on materials children receive.)<br />Length of the “curriculum year” is flexible for the needs of each ministry. (A “curriculum year” is the amount of time spent in one TruthBook.)<br />Each TruthBook is designed to last one “curriculum year”. <br />Six Doctrinal Themes are covered in each TruthBook and every “curriculum year” (levels 2-4). (Level 1 covers all twelve Doctrinal Themes.)<br />Churches may flex the program by slowing down the curriculum in order to cover one TruthBook every 18-24 months. (This is helpful to those memorizing or covering just one question [unit] per week.)<br />Curriculum is used in a variety of settings including but not limited to Children’s Club, Sunday School, Children’s Church, multiple services, and Vacation Bible School.<br />
  4. 4. Overview Of LevelsDiscoverers – Level One<br />Recommended for 3-5 year olds<br />Treasure Hunting / Adventure Theme <br />Main Theme Color = Lime Green<br />Discoverers: Exploring what God says is true.<br />Special Note: This is the only Level that has three TruthBooks. (It is not necessary to use all three TruthBooks.)<br />
  5. 5. Overview Of LevelsDevelopers – Level Two<br />Recommended for 1st-2nd graders <br />Building Theme<br />Main Theme Color = Red <br />Developers: Building upon the right foundation.<br />
  6. 6. Overview Of LevelsDetectives – Level Three<br />Recommended for 3rd-4th graders<br />Detective Theme <br />Main Theme Color = Khaki<br />Detectives: Learning to detect the truth.<br />
  7. 7. Overview Of LevelsDefenders – Level Four<br />Recommended for 5th-6th graders <br />Medieval Theme <br />Main Theme Color = Royal Blue <br />Defenders: Learning to defend the faith. <br />
  8. 8. The Foundational CurriculumGoal Of Curriculum<br />If 4-year-olds begin with the Kids 4 Truth curriculum, by the time that they graduate from the 6th grade, they will know with some measure of understanding 120 essential questions and answers of authentic Christian teachings, and will be able to provide supporting Bible verses.<br />
  9. 9. The Foundational CurriculumTwelve Doctrinal Themes<br />Each one of the Twelve Doctrinal Themes contains ten foundational questions and answers. We refer to these as the “Top Ten.” The Top Ten comprise the 120 Foundational Questions and Answers. <br />NOTE: The Twelve Doctrinal Themes are color coded:Themes 1-3 = GOLD; 4-6 = GREEN; 7-9 = RED; 10-12 = BLUE<br />
  10. 10. The Foundational CurriculumParallels Document<br /><ul><li>The Parallels document outlines the 12 Doctrinal Themes and the core 120 questions with the answers for each level.
  11. 11. This document is great for review gaming or showing pastors and parents how the levels work together.
  12. 12. Note: Bible verses for level 1 are shown on the last page for each Doctrinal Theme.</li></li></ul><li>The Foundational CurriculumDevelopment Throughout The Levels<br />Notice how:<br /><ul><li> The question is the same, but the answer grows and deepens for each level.
  13. 13. The answer for the lower levels is contained within the answer for the upper levels.</li></li></ul><li>The Foundational CurriculumSummary<br />Every 2 curriculum years (6 themes are covered every curriculum year) the boys and girls will learn answers to the same 120 questions primarily by memorizing the answers.<br />A few questions change over the years, but by and large they stay the same.<br />The answers, however, are developed deeper and deeper for every progressing level. <br />We systematically build upon the knowledge children have learned in previous levels!<br />
  14. 14. The TruthBooksGeneral Overview – Levels 2-4<br />There are 6 Doctrinal Themes per TruthBook<br />There are 2 TruthBooks per Level <br />Each TruthBook is designed to last 9-12 months; however, in some scenarios the TruthBook can last up to 24 months. <br />One curriculum unit is built around each one of the Top 120 Q&A.<br />
  15. 15. The TruthBooksGeneral Overview – Level 1<br />There are 12 Doctrinal Themes per TruthBook<br />There are 3 TruthBooks in this Level – it is not necessary to utilize all 3 TruthBooks as some ministries use just one or two TruthBooks for this level.<br />Each TruthBook is designed to last 9-12 months ; however in some scenarios the TruthBook lasts longer.<br />TruthBooks contain only the memory work for each Doctrinal Theme<br />Key Truth<br />Question(s)/Answer(s)<br />Bible memory<br />
  16. 16. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />Each Defender Level TruthBook is about 190 pages long and is designed to last the whole “curriculum year” (9, 12, 18, 24 months, etc. depending on your scenario). <br />There are 2 TruthBooks for this level. <br />Themes = Adventures<br />Units = Missions <br />
  17. 17. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />Adventure Key Truth: one sentence definition of what is taught in this Doctrinal Theme.<br />The Graphic for the theme is enlarged on the page.<br />Key Passages: two primary scriptures taught in this Doctrinal Theme.<br />Doctrinal Theme and patches the child can earn.<br />
  18. 18. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />Unit Title<br />Doctrinal Theme and Unit number<br />K4T Roadmap: map that shows where the child is in the K4T curriculum.<br />Memorize It!: this is the section the children memorize.<br />The Difference This Truth Makes: commentary section that further explains the Truth.<br />Random section<br />WebNumbers<br />
  19. 19. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />Random Section<br />TruthQuest: look up passage and fill in the blanks.<br />Brain-Stretcher: question to get the child thinking about the Truth Studied.<br />Heart Question: question to help the child apply the Truth.<br />Bonus Q&A: additional questions for achievers.<br />Official Sign Off: place for worker to sign that child has memorized the Truth and completed required work.<br />
  20. 20. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />The Signature Area at the End of Each Unit<br />To earn a signature and a sticker, the child must recite the answer from the “Memorize It” component, and complete the “TruthQuest” component. The Kids 4 Truth Worker may want to review some of the other components with the child before granting a sticker and signature. <br />A place is given to mark if the child has recited the Memorize It! portion word perfect. Churches may want to reward the child for having “x” number of Word Perfect’s marked.<br />
  21. 21. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – DefendersRandom Section<br />
  22. 22. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />The Tournament Training page is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  23. 23. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Defenders<br />The FinalTournamentpage is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  24. 24. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />Each Detective Level TruthBook is 155 pages long and is designed to last the whole “curriculum year” (9,12, 18, 24 months, etc. depending on your scenario). <br />There are 2 TruthBooks for this level. <br />Themes = Clues<br />Units = Cases <br />
  25. 25. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />Case Key Truth: one sentence definition of what is taught in this Doctrinal Theme.<br />Key Passages: two primary scriptures taught in this Doctrinal Theme.<br />Doctrinal Theme and patches the child can earn.<br />The Graphic for the theme is enlarged on the page.<br />
  26. 26. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />Unit Title<br />Memorize It!: this is the section the children memorize.<br />WebNumbers<br />K4T Roadmap: map that shows where the child is in the K4T curriculum.<br />A Closer Look: commentary section that further explains the Truth.<br />
  27. 27. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />Investigate It!: look up passage and fill in the blanks.<br />Super Sleuth Question: question to get the child thinking about the Truth Studied.<br />Heart Inspection: question to help the child apply the Truth.<br />Bonus Q&A: additional questions for achievers.<br />
  28. 28. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />The Sleuth in Training page is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  29. 29. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Detectives<br />The SuperSleuthpage is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  30. 30. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Developers<br />Each Developer Level TruthBook is 167 pages long and is designed to last the whole “curriculum year” (9, 12, 18, 24 months, etc. depending on your scenario). <br />There are 2 TruthBooks for this level. <br />Themes = Construction Zones<br />Units = Stages<br />
  31. 31. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Developers<br />Unit Title Doctrinal Theme Unit number<br />Memorize It!: this is the section the children memorize.<br />Dig: commentary section that further explains the Truth.<br />WebNumbers<br />K4T Roadmap: map that shows where the child is in the K4T curriculum.<br />
  32. 32. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Developers<br />Planning Session: look up passage and fill in the blanks.<br />Now Talk It Over: question to get the child thinking about the Truth Studied.<br />Measure Your Knowledge: question to measure the child’s comprehension.<br />Heart Gauge: question to help the child apply the Truth.<br />Bonus Q&A: additional questions for achievers.<br />
  33. 33. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Developers<br />The Builder in Training page is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  34. 34. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Developers<br />The FinalDevelopmentpage is a review of the first five units Memorize It! portions. In most cases, a child must recite the answers to all five questions simultaneously in order to pass this page and receive the sticker, worker’s signature, and patch for this page.<br />It is important to note that the child has already recited each of these Truths before.<br />
  35. 35. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Discoverers<br />Themes & Units = Treasure Hunts<br />During these early years, the children will cover all Twelve Doctrinal Themes every year in a significantly abbreviated fashion<br />
  36. 36. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Discoverers A<br />Doctrinal Theme<br />Key Truth<br />Q&A<br />Bible Verse<br />Doctrinal theme graphic<br />Gold Seal Sticker<br />Child earns the gold seal sticker AND patch when he/she is able to recite the Key Truth, answer to the question and Bible verse…one at a time.<br />Tip: use small stickers to mark when child recites each curriculum component.<br />
  37. 37. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Discoverers B<br />Doctrinal Theme<br />Key Truth<br />Q&A<br />Doctrinal theme graphic<br />Bible Verse<br />Bonus Verse<br />Gold Seal Sticker<br />Bonus Sticker<br />
  38. 38. The TruthBooksCurriculum Components – Discoverers C<br />Doctrinal Theme<br />Key Truth<br />Q&A<br />Doctrinal theme graphic<br />Bible Verses<br />Gold Seal Sticker<br />Bonus Gold Sticker<br />
  39. 39. The TruthBooksEntrance Exams<br />Children break the seal to enter the entrance exam.<br />Four questions with answers are on the page…the child should go through and recite each of the four answers one at a time and get the first signature.<br />The child goes back through the four questions and answers again and recites all answers at one time (without studying between answers) to complete the entrance exam.<br />It typically takes 2-4 weeks for a child to complete the entrance exam.<br />
  40. 40. The TruthBooksConclusion<br />Carefully Crafted <br />Engaging<br />Systematic Theology for Kids! <br />High Quality<br />Eye-Catching<br />Kid-Friendly<br />Meaty & Solid! <br />
  41. 41. Are you ready to begin using the Kids 4 Truth Curriculum or would you like to see how it can flex to meet your ministry needs?<br />Download and work through the Director’s StartUp Manual (http://equipu.kids4truth.com/files/folders/director_start_up_manuals/default.aspx) <br />Register your church as an official Kids 4 Truth Club (http://clubs.kids4truth.com/Application.aspx)<br />Email (clubs@kids4truth.com) or call our office (866-754-4272) if you need assistance. <br />

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