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COURSE NO. REL-121

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Jeff Cavins’ DVD/timeline program The Great Adventure, with Illustrated Bible History of the Old & New Testaments by Rev. Ignatius Schuster

COURSE NOTES

For a less academic course that can be done as a family, consider Jeff Cavins’ The Great Adventure from St. Joseph Communications at 1-800-526-2151.  Add Schuster’s Bible History’s “First Part: History of the Old Testament,” Chapters 1–86, pages 1–210.

Scheduling Suggestions: 2hrs/wk



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

 

Great Adventure, The : A Journey Through the Bible

  • Author: Jeff Cavins
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Joseph Communications

VHS Video - Set of 2

 

Follow Cavins’ video lecture and do the timeline work.  Read the parallel stories in Schuster's Bible History, answering the questions in Schuster's pertaining to figures and types (skipping the comprehension–style questions) in formal format—complete sentences, cursive, correct spacing and mechanics, etc.  Too, for Schuster's, find the modernizations of the names of key characters and places in the stories: Noe = Noah; Chanaan = Canaan, etc.


Schuster’s Illustrated Bible History of the Old and New Testaments

  • Author: Ignatius Schuster, DD
  • ISBN: 0895550067        978-0895550064
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

394 pages; Tan Books and Publishers; 32nd edition (April 1974)

 

This text should be added to Cavins' The Great Bible Adventure (see above notes)  OR  can be studied as a stand alone text for Religion and Reading Skill practice.
 
As a stand alone text for Religion and Reading Skill practice, we recommend this as equal  parts of oral and written work, practicing oral presentation, close narration, and introduction to symbolic and abstract reasoning.
       (a) Have the student keep a spare outline of the titles of the selections he reads; (b) under each title, have him copy the final paragraph/s of each selection where types, parallels, foreshadowings, Church teachings, etc., are discussed--penmanship, margins, spelling and the like count here; (c ) now have him read the selection aloud--be sure to not interrupt him while he is reading; if he makes so many errors that he changes the meaning of the piece, then have him read the entire piece again AFTER he's finished reading, being very respectful of his feelings;  (d) then have him answer the narrative questions aloud.
       Read six chapters a week for eight weeks per quarter.  Use the ninth week of each quarter to prepare the quarterly reporting for this course.  For a work sample, submit a copy of the week's work that looks most impressive.


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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Preparatory Week C
Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting (Semester 1 reporting packets are due February 28th). Welcome/assessment packets for the upcoming school year may be ordered as early January 10th. Families are strongly encouraged to complete and return assessment tests by April


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Preparatory Week D
Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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