Hi Tiffini,TommyGirl wrote:I have been preparing to switch to MFW next year. One of the things that I like about my previous curriculum is how they do expose the kids to other worldviews so that they can be aware of what is out there and how to converse intelligently about it and defend their own faith in a relevant way.
I know that MFW definitely teaches a Biblical worldview and I love that!
I am wondering if they also expose the kids at appropriate ages to other worldviews as well so that we might discuss them together purposefully. I think some programs introduce topics coming a little early and a little heavy for my comfort level. However, worldviews are a very big concern of mine and it is very important to me to teach them to my kids in a way that prepares them for the world they will encounter when they leave home. How does MFW approach this?
I only know about ECC ("Exploring Countries and Cultures") and "Adventures", but I can tell you that the Hazell's (authors of MFW) are/were missionaries and write their curriculum with that focus in mind.
For example in ECC, you read from "Window on the World" and learn about all different religions and cultures that aren't Christian, and then pray for those people as well.
In "Adventures" we are learning American History this year, and you learn about the faith of our forefathers, as well as some who opposed that (think of the Pilgrims coming from Holland and England, etc.)
But, overall, it is definitely more "child-friendly" in it's approach to worldview than what I have experienced in the past.
Hope this helps!!