BIBLICAL CHOICES


How It Works

Biblical Choices provides four, 30-minute teaching sessions (Attention Getter, Bible Information, Student Action, and Bold Choices). Each of the four instructional sessions emphasizes hands-on interaction, current interests of students, and life-application. Allowing one day free for Chapel or another session specific to your teaching style, Biblical Choices adds up to dynamic, life-changing, values-based Bible time!

Teachers will love the options throughout each session, and students will love all the activities they can be involved in. Teaching Biblical Choices Bible Curriculum will be your favorite part of the day!

In “Attention Getter,” students engage with the lesson focus through:

  • a current personality whose life mirrors the choice made by the week’s Bible character,
  • songs that reinforce the lessons and memory verse,
  • an object lesson or experience that introduces the lesson focus

In “Bible Information,” students experience Bible content through:

  • Bible stories, Scripture searches,
  • activities, repetition, and memory verse games.

In “Student Action,” students demonstrate what they’ve learned through:

  • art projects,
  • solving problems, role-playing, drama,
  • “buzz groups” or brainstorming groups, and hands-on activities.

In “Bold Choices,” students apply the lessons to their lives through:

  • weekend family activities,
  • homework assignments, discussions,
  • summary quizzes, and tests.

Use additional activities or resources during your Chapel time to develop the lessons.

With flexible sessions and schedule options, lessons adapt to your Chapel schedule each week. To help you and your teachers with Chapel responsibilities, choose from additional resources from Standard Publishing such as object talks, devotionals, and creative Bible storytelling books.

What You Get


Biblical Choices Teachers Kit

Teacher Kit—order at least 1 per classroom

The Teacher Kit includes:
3 ring binder with complete lesson plans and activities

Resource-filled CD, including:
master files for worksheets, skits, project directions, quizzes, and more
clip art to easily create backdrops, posters, signs, and more
music and sound effects appropriate for each lesson
weekly, customizable parent letters with details of each lesson (available editable in English and non-editable in Spanish)
test masters and assessment suggestions and directions
Student Pack (books and activity pad) for reference


Biblical Choices Student Kit

Student Pack—order 1 pack for each student, each year

The Student Pack includes:

Student book, featuring:
two-color, perforated pages
coloring, drawing, writing pages
age-appropriate recall and recognition activities

Activity Pad, featuring:
full-color, tear-off pages to take home
drawing, cutting, gluing, games
activities to involve parents with The Bible


Why You Will Love It

  • Easy-to-teach lesson plans
  • Thematic lessons, including 7 Bible content lessons plus 1 review project each quarter
  • Through-the-Bible approach takes students from Genesis to Revelation by the end of sixth grade
  • Creative, fun Bible memory techniques integrated into lessons
  • Age-appropriate activities and engaging game ideas for quarterly review
  • Life application exercises teach kids to make godly choices

Developed for teachers by teachers

The passion of one school in Fullerton, California now affects thousands of children each year. Teachers at Eastside Christian School wanted a Bible curriculum that moved beyond stale coloring pages to application-rich, thought-provoking activities. In Biblical Choices, they created a way to instill the wonder of God’s Word to young hearts and affect life-changing behavior.

According to a 2009 report by researcher George Barna, Biblical literacy is neither a current reality nor a goal in the U.S. Barna notes,

“By the time most Americans reach the age of 13 or 14, they think they pretty much know everything of value the Bible has to teach and they are no longer interested in learning more scriptural content. It requires increasingly concise, creative, reinforced, and personally relevant efforts to penetrate people’s minds with new or more accurate insights into genuinely biblical principles.”

Administrators, superintendents, and teachers can be confident in Biblical Choices to integrate intentional, comprehensive Bible learning in its curriculum. In addition, it provides an educational focus with systematic Bible study, tests, and assessments that complement the other subjects taught in the classroom.

“Can’t you just imagine the expression on a principal’s face when he looked out his window to see second graders marching around the outside of his school, blowing their trumpets just to get the feel of what marching around Jericho much have been like?”Eastside Christian School, CA

Through-the-Bible Approach

Taking students systematically from Genesis to Revelation by the end of sixth grade, students easily see how the work of God ties the Bible together as one story of divine redemption. Bible content is taught through:

  • Scripture each week, the text is the same every session
  • Bible stories told with student involvement, pictures, drama, and puppets
  • Scripture searches and puzzle activities—help students retain the information, and
  • Memory Verse Games designed to make learning God’s Word fun and memorable.

Each grade level studies a single theme – from the Old Testament in the first semester and the New Testament in the second semester.

Celebrating the uniqueness of students

All students have different personalities, learning styles, and abilities, and they can succeed if they have the right opportunity.

  • Multi-sensory, activity-based lessons promote understanding and retention.
  • Emphasis on hands-on interaction, current interests of students, and life-application
  • Students formulate their own Bible-based value system anchored in the values Jesus taught.

“It is so relevant for the kids. We wanted something to help them say, ‘So this is what this passage means to me.’”Vacaville, CA

Easy-to-teach planning tools

Friendly for new teachers and new students, lessons assume no prior knowledge so everything is included in the teacher kit.

Planning tools include:

  • Clear, concise lesson plans
  • Creative, fun Bible memory techniques integrated into lessons
  • Age-appropriate activities and engaging game ideas
  • Teacher preparation helps:
  • Bird’s Eye View—a quick overview of the lessons in each quarter
  • Supply Checklist—a complete list of supplies needed for the quarter
  • Parent Letters—a weekly, customizable letter to communicate easily to parents
  • Notes—a dedicated space to record best practices per lesson for future years
  • Options—tons of activities to choose from

“I love it! It’s different, fun, exciting! Bible class is not just another subject. Response from parents has been so positive, too!”Ballston Spa, NY

Watch Training Video

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Thanks for choosing Biblical Choices!

Ways to Order:

Call 800-323-7543

Buy Now

Browse teacher and student resources at standardpub.com.

Fax it 1-800-323-0726 or mail it to:
Standard Publishing
4050 Lee Vance Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

What Teachers Say

“Can’t you just imagine the expression on a principal’s face when he looked out his window to see second graders marching around the outside of his school, blowing their trumpets just to get the feel of what marching around Jericho much have been like?”Eastside Christian School, CA

“It is so relevant for the kids. We wanted something to help them say, ‘So this is what this passage means to me.’”Vacaville, CA

“I love it! It’s different, fun, exciting! Bible class is not just another subject. Response from parents has been so positive, too!”Ballston Spa, NY

“We love this curriculum! It is very practical. The children apply what they learn to their daily lives. The lessons are exciting and incorporate a variety of learning styles. The kids really enjoy our Bible time.”Jennifer Ohm, Kindergarten Teacher, Evangel Christian Academy, Gahanna OH

“Our first grade recently began using Biblical Choices. We have found it to be very teacher–and kid–friendly. Our students love Bible class and look forward to it.”Nancy Jones, First Grade Teacher, Grace Christian School, Bowie MD

“As a first-year teacher in a Christian school, I was very relieved to have your curriculum. The lessons are easy to manage, and I can fit them into a weekly schedule in a way that makes learning dynamic. Your hands-on activities and exciting approach to the material have a positive effect on learning.”Erik Wood, Second Grade Teacher, Lander Christian Academy, Lander WY

“Our school switched to Biblical Choices this school year and I love it! More importantly, the kids love it. It is a life application that they understand. They ‘get it’! They are excited every day to see what Jesus has to teach them. Thank you, Biblical Choices!”Darcie Walls, Third Grade Teacher, Antelope Christian Academy, Antelope CA


SCOPE & SEQUENCE

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ORDER FORM

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Thanks for choosing Biblical Choices!

4 Easy Ways to Order:

Call 800-543-1353 x1 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST), Monday—Friday.

Buy Now

Browse teacher and student resources at standardpub.com.

Fax it 1-800-867-5751 or mail it to:
Standard Publishing
8805 Governor’s Hill Dr Ste 400
Cincinnati, OH 45249

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Great tools to bring excitement to any lesson!

Object Talks are ideal resources for quick lessons and attention-getting visuals to supplement existing lesson materials. Just use items from home, kitchen, craft basket, or tool chest and create lessons for ages 6-12 that fascinate children and illustrate Biblical truth.

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Gigantic Books provide a variety of coloring and activities to help kids learn and review favorite Bible stories.

The Gigantic Book of Bible Fun

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The Steven James Storytelling Library includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

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Basic Bible Skills is full of active Bible skill builders (Scripture safaris, journaling, puzzles, mazes, cooking) and study tools (a concordance, Bible dictionary, atlas, commentaries) for helping elementary kids learn and apply God’s Word.

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Helping Kids Pray shows elementary-age children that prayer is powerful, effective, and exciting! 52 types of prayer are described with examples, and helps are provided to guide leaders and parents as they teach children how to pray.

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Games are designed to combine fun and faith! Young children will love the colorful oversized cards in Bible card games. Older kids will be challenged with Bible trivia.

Happy Day Books and Happy Day Coloring Books are teacher and kid approved! Create a fun and exciting reading time for each child with these easy-to-read stories that teach Christian values. Use them for teaching time, in your reading library, or send one home with each child.

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Faith That Sticks stickers are a quick and simple resource to enhance learning, prompt a smile, motivate a child, create a craft, or inspire an idea. Enjoy more than 100 different stickers!

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CHAPEL IDEAS

Resource options when you need a Chapel idea!

Capture kids’ attention with these fabulously funny poems and strangely true stories — all inspired by the Bible! The clever words and quirky illustrations are written with a nod to the style of Shel Silverstein.

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Involve students in your presentation with The Steven James Storytelling Library! Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help tell God’s story and involve kids in the Bible story.

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Object Talks

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Share a devotional with one of these unique resources:

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WHAT TEACHERS SAY

What Teachers Say

“Can’t you just imagine the expression on a principal’s face when he looked out his window to see second graders marching around the outside of his school, blowing their trumpets just to get the feel of what marching around Jericho much have been like?”Eastside Christian School, CA

“It is so relevant for the kids. We wanted something to help them say, ‘So this is what this passage means to me.’”Vacaville, CA

“I love it! It’s different, fun, exciting! Bible class is not just another subject. Response from parents has been so positive, too!”Ballston Spa, NY

“We love this curriculum! It is very practical. The children apply what they learn to their daily lives. The lessons are exciting and incorporate a variety of learning styles. The kids really enjoy our Bible time.”Jennifer Ohm, Kindergarten Teacher, Evangel Christian Academy, Gahanna OH

“Our first grade recently began using Biblical Choices. We have found it to be very teacher–and kid–friendly. Our students love Bible class and look forward to it.”Nancy Jones, First Grade Teacher, Grace Christian School, Bowie MD

“As a first-year teacher in a Christian school, I was very relieved to have your curriculum. The lessons are easy to manage, and I can fit them into a weekly schedule in a way that makes learning dynamic. Your hands-on activities and exciting approach to the material have a positive effect on learning.”Erik Wood, Second Grade Teacher, Lander Christian Academy, Lander WY

“Our school switched to Biblical Choices this school year and I love it! More importantly, the kids love it. It is a life application that they understand. They ‘get it’! They are excited every day to see what Jesus has to teach them. Thank you, Biblical Choices!”Darcie Walls, Third Grade Teacher, Antelope Christian Academy, Antelope CA

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