Apologia is a familiar curriculum company in the homeschooling world. For many years they only supplied amazing creation-based science curriculum. As such, for many homeschoolers, the word Apologia is synonymous with science. However, in recent years, Apologia has begun offering homeschooling resources for parents as well as a worldview curriculum, geography curriculum, and even a writing curriculum.
Two years ago, while attending our state homeschool convention, I chose to head in to a small talk on what Apologia had to offer families. While most of the talk centered around their Apologia Academy, live, on-line classes for their curriculum, near the end there was some discussion about their brand new worldview curriculum. I was so enthralled by what I heard, I immediately headed for their vendor table and bought the first book in the series - at full retail price - something I very rarely ever do.
The "What We Believe" series focuses on ways to teach our children the foundation of our Christian faith. It helps them filter what they see in everyday life through a Biblical worldview. There are currently four books in this series. The first three are currently available while the last one will be available later this year.
Recently I was given the chance to look over all the resources available for the second book in the series, Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? When I say all resources, I was given the textbook ($39), the notebooking journal ($24), the audio CD ($19) and the coloring book ($8).
The text is written directly to the student and designed to be used with children ages 6-14. However, it can easily be adapted to younger or older students and can quite easily be used with more than one child at a time.
A couple other things that I really appreciate about this curriculum is the "How to Use This Book" introduction in the text. It breaks out the lesson structure as well as gives a loose lesson plan idea. It even gives reasoning for teaching worldview. While I like the loose lesson plan ideas given in the text, I love the in-depth lesson plans in the notebooking journal. It makes it super simple to open up and go! Homeschooling moms (and dads) love the ease of planning like this.
Samples of each item can be accessed from the Apologia site. Simply click on the title you are interested in and access the samples listed below the title and price of each.
This is definitely a curriculum that we have enjoyed using and one that we will continue to use. I am looking forward to collecting additional volumes. I think teaching Biblical worldview is extremely important and one that I hope to instill well in my children while they are still home with me.
Make sure to head over to the TOS Homeschool Crew blog to see what my fellow Crew members have to say about Apologia's "Who Am I?" curriculum.
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. All opinions shared are my own. TOS Crew Members are given the product free of charge in exchange for our unbiased opinion of the product.