We recently purchased a brand-new resource to use in our homeschool this upcoming year. It is called Animals in the Bible and is published by Piedmont Educational Services.
The set consists of a 40 minute DVD filled with interesting information and spiritual insights to be gained from the animals in the Bible. It is a superb DVD and has been awarded The Best Children’s Film and Best of the Festival Award at the Creation Arts Awards.
The study guide is a real gem. There are 2-4 pages of information about each animal. The information is presented in short segments making it easy to read and locate specific topics. The book contains both scientific and historical information about the animals. There is also a short activity such as a word search, code, or scrambled word for each animal.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the study guide is a resource page with helpful websites for each animal. Included are sites for hands-on activites, free online games, lesson plans, toys and gifts, and additional info. The beginning of the study guide also has 2 pages on suggestions for using the study guide. It has ideas for using the animal studies as a springboard for writing, history, geography, art, Bible, and science. This guide would be great for planning unit studies.
The animals included in the DVD and study guide are:
I’m excited about incorporating this book into our science studies this year alongside Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 by Jeannie Fulbright.