Well, I’ve used MFW since 2nd grade. I think it’s really Bible-focused. I’m a nerd who gets weird looks in Church because she knows too much about the Bible. (Sorry, I just got off of FB… ) Some of that is learning and remembering stuff from Church, but a lot of it is stuff I learned in school. I talk with the pastors about Bible stuff and I think they’re impressed with how much I know. I not saying that to sound all braggy, I’m just saying I have learn a lot of Bible and more of who God is and there is definitely a MFW connection to it all.Julie L. wrote:Would you say MFW is more God-focused or history/time period/academic- focused? I mean when my elementary students and then Highschool students walk away from their years in school in MFW do you think they will know His Word, know Him more because of it, and have a good understanding of scripture knowledge and where things are found in the Bible. I mean is the Bible studied well? Or do you feel MFW is more academic and Bible is just a mix-in that gets lost in what academics are being studied at the time.
I know that the Elementary years of MFW use the Bible as one of the main History books. I’m a little more than half-way through AHL, so I’ll say a lot about that and let others talk about what I don’t remember from elementary :p;).
The Bible is the main book in AHL. There’s probably a quarter’s worth of weeks where we use the Bible for both History/Bible and English. And we don’t read the Bible straight through, either. We read every verse in the OT, yes, but we don’t read the books in the order they appear. We read them in order up to when the time when the prophets start to show up. Once the prophets show up, we read the verses in 2 Kings about the kings a certain prophet(s) ministered to, and then we read that (those) prophet(s) book(s). Then we go back and read about another king, then another prophet(s). So it really makes sense.
And as for English… When we’re reading about King David we’re reading most of the book of Psalms for English. And when we’re doing King Solomon, we’re reading the book of Proverbs. We also read Ecclesiastes half way through our study of Solomon. So, while we do use other history books, the Bible is the main book. We use other books, IMHO, because the Bible doesn’t cover countries other than Israel very well.
~~~ MFW Student
cbollin wrote:The Bible is the main book in AHL. There’s probably a quarter’s worth of weeks where we use the Bible for both History/Bible and English.
~~~ MFW Student
that might be a bit confusing... just to put that in perspective... The Bible is used all weeks. some of the weeks so far, in addition to being part of the Bible lessons, it is also a major "spine" in English, and history as well. But not the only things.
hiding now... I don't like marking her writing LOL LOL LOL