Genesis Curriculum

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The Genesis Curriculum  

Find samples pages and course descriptions on our site, genesiscurriculum.com.

Coming June 1st 2015 – The first edition will be The Book of Genesis.

This is our offline curriculum covering science, social studies, language arts, Bible and learning biblical Hebrew or Greek. All lessons for a school year are based off of a book of the Bible.

This is intended to be used as a “one-room schoolhouse” approach with everyone gathering around and learning together with mom (or other homeschool teacher) guiding the completely prepared lesson. This will be accompanied by one workbook for each child that will have all of their work for the year. There’s no daily busywork, but there are grammar, vocabulary, and spelling activities as well as science and social studies reviews/assessments that will be completed in their workbook.

Daily lessons include reading a portion of Scripture from the book of the Bible you are studying, practicing a weekly memory verse, doing a dictation for handwriting if desired, writing spelling words from the day’s verses, learning a vocabulary word from the day’s Scripture, learning a Hebrew or Greek word or practicing a verse in the original biblical language, covering a science and then social studies topic inspired by the reading, talking over the discussion question and finally writing. Grammar lessons are part of vocabulary and writing.

It was created to be used for 145 to 180 days, so you can decide on how to run your school year (for instance, a 4-day week) without missing any lessons. I’m doing these lessons now with kids ages 6-13. I didn’t create this for high school, but I have included “Explore More” ideas for each topic that a high school student (or anyone with a particular interest in that area) could use to go deeper.

While there are no interactive online games, there are interactive family games. Since it’s made to be used together as a group (of at least two, which can include mom), I am including such games as basketball and Pictionary for review and Hide & Seek and Battleship for spelling. Just because you’re offline, doesn’t mean it has to be all worksheets. And for those who want the paperwork, students have a whole workbook with spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, Hebrew, science and social studies worksheets that they will complete throughout the year.

I have also made copywork and tracing books that match the curriculum. You can learn more on our site.

It’s very different from EP, but at the same time, similar in many ways. It’s all laid out and ready for you to just pick it up and go. It’s easy, complete, and interactive. It’s different in that everything is related to the Bible and everything can be done together as a family; also topics are wide ranging, not segregated, so you’ll get lessons in physics, chemistry, biology and earth science all in one year. In social studies we also touch on each main subject as we hit ancient, modern, American and geography/cultures all in one year.

The first year of the curriculum is based on the book of Genesis with learning Hebrew. What’s next? The initial plan is to another Old Testament book which will be a continuation of learning in all areas including Hebrew, and then probably Matthew and Acts with learning Biblical Greek.

Here’s a worksheet my family did after a lesson on genetics found in the Genesis Curriculum. With all those genealogies in Genesis, there are lots of opportunities to explore DNA and genetics. You can click on the image to enlarge.

genetics worksheet

  1. Here’s a wheel and axle experiment. You can click on the image to enlarge.

wheel and axle

Quotes from the families testing out the curriculum:

“We really love this curriculum. It is so easy to use and my kids get really engaged and I enjoy our discussions. I like how it encourages them to think for themselves. ”

“The curriculum is wonderful…. These topics inspired great conversations.”

“We love this curriculum…. My sister has been in and out of the hospital the entire month of December and I was helping with her kids, but when we started back they remembered everything we already covered and was excited to get started again! I love this approach to learning, it’s easy for me and they get really interested in what we talk about because it’s not boring like the text books that we had been using.”

“We are loving TGC. My son is really enjoying the program and layout. I like that you have once again laid it all out for me to follow. I love learning with the Bible as the main book.”

“I am loving this curriculum. I also want to add that we are LDS, but the religious doctrine used in the Genesis Curriculum is broad enough for us to use with no problems. I really love that.”

“It’s going great!  We are taking our time sometimes taking 2 days to get through 1 day of work.  But my oldest student using the curriculum is 7. We are really enjoying our study.  It has sparked great supper time discussions and is so easy to share what we are learning with my husband.  Now, we save some of our learning for the evenings and he is enjoying being a part of it.  He loves The Genesis Curriculum! ”

“I love it. It peaked their interests, lead to discussions and I loved how they actually responded to it!”

“This is great!”

“It’s ALL Bible!”

“It is all I have wanted in a curriculum.”

128 thoughts on “Genesis Curriculum

  1. Amy July 9, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I’ve been so excited waiting for this curriculum! Just ordered for our family! We’ll have 7th grade, 3rd grade, and kindergarten boys this fall, along with 3 younger siblings. I’m sure it varies by family, but can you give an estimate on the time it takes to complete each day’s lessons?
    Thanks so much for all you do! We’ve been using Easy Peasy for 2 years and it’s been a life saver!

      • Amy July 10, 2015 / 2:54 am

        Thanks!

  2. Kelly July 9, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Is there any way to see more of a sample than what is here? I am very interested in The Genesis Curriculum but with money being tight for everyone it would be nice to be able to see a better sample before purchasing.

  3. Lanie July 18, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    I use Amazon Prime. Will Genesis Curriculum be available through Amazon.com like your EP and Readers books, or will it stay CreateSpace only?

  4. Melissa July 21, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Hello! I am planning to use the Genesis Curriculum with my sons who are ages 4 and 7 (turns 8 half way through school year). I plan on using the Copy work and the Tracing books for the older one instead of the Workbook. Am I understanding this correctly? Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!!! May you be richly blessed!

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool July 21, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      You need at least one workbook because that’s part of the curriculum. The lessons will direct you to complete certain pages. You can do those all together in your case. The handwriting books are just optional extras, especially for little kids who may not be ready to do the workbook pages on their own. I had one son do the handwriting book and then just participate orally with most of the workbook pages. I did include a few favorite workbook activities into the handwriting books, so everyone could do them.

      • Melissa July 22, 2015 / 6:11 pm

        Thank you so much for your help!!!

  5. alexismccabe August 5, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Is there something set up that people can donate to or pay for the books for families that want to use it and cant afford it?

    • GraceandRubies August 26, 2015 / 6:50 pm

      I read on the easy peasy site that she donates to those in need with the money she receives from nooks bought. That was for the workbooks for easy peasy. I didn’t see anything on the Genesis curriculum.

  6. Johan Buzzard December 9, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Does this curriculum replace the online curriculum?

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool December 10, 2015 / 4:14 am

      It’s a whole separate curriculum, not an offline version of EP, but it would replace history, science, and language arts.

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