cmarieclough wrote:HI. I'm starting Adventures next year. I'm wondering if the curriculum, mainly the history portions, point to God in any way. For instance, the read alouds. Are they just fun historical books, or do any of them point to Christ? I know we'll have a Bible time, but I want every subject to be based on God's Word and point to Him.
Welcome to the board!
I have a few links that might help with how MFW integrates Bible and Worldview. I'm feeling a little lazy and rather than re writing some thoughts, I'm just going to link to some conversation starters.
Here is information on how Bible is part of everything in MFW
https://www.mfwbooks.com/wps/portal/c/a ... ntegration
You asked about Adventures specifically.. here are some thoughts on that
Adventures in My Father's World (2nd or 3rd grade) – Students study the names of Jesus, learning about His character while reading from their own grade-level Bible. Science lessons correlate with the names of Jesus (e.g., Bread of Life), and U.S. history spotlights the Biblical character of America's forefathers.
and from MFW's David Hazell... a little bit expansion on the hot topic conversation of "patriotism" and "providence"
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 901&#p6901
Tying that together - at the Adventures level, a lot of the pointing to God comes through character aspects of it all. Additionally, in the "book basket" list (which is a little different from read alouds), the books will vary. Some will have character qualities, some will be just fun historical books.
Specifically in read aloud - some of those are Little House Books. (church and God and family was a big cultural focus then. Doesn't mean the families were perfect and there will be times to read and discuss, hmm.. is that what she/he should have done?). Some books in read aloud point very much to Christ. Mountain Born is about the Good Shepherd. And even the fun historical novels like Sarah Whitcher's Story (I think it was that one..it might have been Sarah Nobel.. I mix them up all these years later) is so much about needing God's help, and how they had to pray and one man finally had to say pretty much God told me where the missing child is.
and I don't know if you've seen page 33 of their current catalog, but you might like to read how MFW has influenced some science publishers to give Glory to our Lord
I think this link will work
That's at least a help to get the conversation started.