What Your Child Needs to Know When
What Your Child Needs to Know When: According to the State and According to the Bible! A homeschool best-seller! The goals outlined in this book will help you prepare, teach, and evaluate your children from a Biblical world view. It will also advise you in helping them become self-motivated, lifelong learners. This sought after book contains four sections to help homeschoolers asnwer the infamous question: Am I doing enough? You can evaluate up to five children with this book! Section I--explains how we have been conditioned to believe the state is competent to access our children's intelligence! You'll learn how different a Christian world view is and how to RENEW your mind to get rid of this "public education mentality." Includes a look at the Greek history of state education compared to history of Biblical education. The Hebrews focused on the home. Worship, family and academics were taught in the home, not separated subjects in individual locations. The home was more important then the synagogue. The center of all life-religious, education, and training--was the home. Section II--explains what achievement tests are, test terms, test scores, testing limitations, avoiding testing anxiety, possible benefits from testing, states that require testing, alternative methods of evaluation, and much more. Section III--explains a new teaching approach (based on a combination of several effective approaches) called The Heart of Wisdom. The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach is centered around reading the Bible through in one year and the creation of a Bible portfolio. The Bible is the main focus and the core of the curriculum, with the secondary focus dedicated developing writing skills using the "writing to learn" method. The H.O.W. approach leads progressively to a renewed mind and to a self-chosen commitment to a life of intellectual and moral integrity. You can use this approach as explained, or adapt it to the methods and curriculum you are using. Section IV--includes all the checklists (see sample pages). There is a checklist to read through the Bible in a year and a Character traits list. The rest of the check lists are divided according to grade level: Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Science. You can evaluate and make notes for up to five children with these lists. Also includes two extensive glossaries and valuable reproducible forms. Studies show "Evaluation Check Lists" are far superior to Achievement Tests! The valuable "Evaluation Check Lists, based on National Achievement Tests, made the original What Your Child Needs to Know When a bestseller for the past four years. This new expanded edition includes over 200 new pages, including not only the test requirements, but also Bible reading check lists, character check lists, answers to frequently asked questions, the Greek roots of state education, education in Bible times, world views, better evaluation methods, and anintroduction to The Heart of Wisdom teaching philosophy (reading through the Bible once a year and creating a Bible portfolio while incorporating all academic subjects)! Parents need to realize what their children really need to know-true wisdom from God's Word. Our children need to obtain academic knowledge, but, more importantly, they need to acquire the wisdom to know how to use the knowledge! Academic standards should not be separated from spiritual standards! We need to teach the whole child according to the child's individual God-given gifts. Truewisdom progresses beyond intellectual pursuit; it is practical. This Book Answers these Questions: o What are the State Requirements for Each Grade? o What are God's Requirements? o How Were Children Taught in Bible Times? o How Do I Prepare My Goals for the Year? o How Do I Overcome My Testing Fears? o How Do I Overcome My Child's Testing Fears? o Are the Achievement Test Scores Accurate? o Can the Bible be the Core of all Teaching? o Has Greek Philosophy Influenced Public Education? o What is the Heart of Wisdom Approach?