“Discovering Who I Am in Christ” is a homeschool Bible-based curriculum choice offered by Deeper Roots Publication. It is geared toward the 7th/8th/9th grade student, but my son is a 6th grade student, and he is getting through it just fine.
My son turned 11 in April, and, while I wouldn’t say that he is going through an identity crisis, we have had a pretty topsy-turvy year with learning about who your true friends are. When the “Discovering Who I Am in Christ” arrived, I was so encouraged to see all of the wonderful and timely topics that it covers.
- Sinner or Saint?
- A New Creation
- Precious in His Sight
- Citizen of Heaven
- A Sheep in His Pasture
- A Royal Priest
- A Branch Full of Fruit
- Free at Last
Another aspect that I really enjoy in the study is the fact that they have a section called “Unreached People Profiles” in each lesson. These each have a beautiful sketch that represents a member of the culture they are highlighting. The profiles are of people from the following cultures:
- Banjar people
- Phuta people
- Guizhou Yi people
- Bhadrawahi people
- Bedouin Arab people
- Malu people
- Nukak (Macu) people
- Balinese people
- Highlanders of PNG
- Neighborhood people
Each lesson also includes the following:
- memory verse
- hand-drawn sketches relative to the material
- in-depth questions that not only focus on the Bible but also on the student
- artistic space (blank canvas)
- free-style writing assignments
- lesson review study sheet
- specific prayers for the unreached people
We have been using Alpha Omega’s Switched on Schoolhouse for the past three years, and we wanted to change things up a bit. I am a techie, and we have really enjoyed SOS, but we are also an “outside the box” family. A lot of Jace’s answers don’t fit nicely in a blank in a software program. I was about to start my search for a journaling style curriculum, and then I was blessed with an opportunity to review “Discovering Who I Am in Christ.”
What we have done is separate the book from the spine and put it into a notebook with extra paper in each lesson. The extra paper is used for memory verse repetition writing, journaling, drawing, and just extra space for the lesson questions. 11 year-old boys’ handwriting is still a work in progress.
The student book is $19.95 and the teacher book is $28.95. The teacher edition is spiral-bound and has extensive notes for the teacher. This product is very, very well thought out and put together, and I gladly and highly recommend it for your homeschooling family.
I am looking forward to partying with all y’all over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt on June 25th, 2013 at 7 p.m. central time. There is also a giveaway of “Discovering Who I Am in Christ” that will go live during the FB party.