Each teacher subscription provides access to the Teacher Website and the Student Website. Sections are color coded so teachers can easily direct students to the correct location. All materials are online. There are no physical manuals, workbooks, answer keys, visual aids, or CDs. Everything is digital and can be accessed on any device anytime, including a smartphone. Teachers have the option of printing all materials.
What’s in a DeepRoots Unit?
All elements of each unit tie together to support the Scripture passage. Daily lessons are designed to be taught in approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Each one- or two-week unit contains the following elements:
DIGGING INTO SCRIPTURE
Students follow along with their physical Bibles.
Students memorize one verse each week that relates to the Bible passage theme.
Memory Verse Study Guide
This study tool is sent home with students to help them learn the weekly memory verse.
Memory Verse Journal
Students begin memorizing their verse by writing it on their journal page.
Students grow in their understanding of a specific character trait by learning, discussing, and applying it. The character trait always relates to the Bible passage.
Students learn a catchy phrase about the character trait...to remind them to apply what they are learning.
Character Trait Journal
Students study their character trait and definition by writing it on their journal page.
Unit Study Guide
Students prepare for their unit assessments using this study tool.
Students learn to apply God’s truth to everyday life.
Discussions are structured to encourage critical thinking.
Two Biblical Principles
Students learn two key truths from the Bible passage.
Students learn the theological topics the Biblical Principles originate from.
Root of Knowledge Vocabulary
Students increase their understanding of theological and Christian philosophical concepts by learning Root of Knowledge vocabulary in every unit.
Custom illustrations pull the students into the Bible events.
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Additional Topics Covered
Archaeology and other disciplines support the Bible’s truth.
The metanarrative is told, tying the Bible events together to show the overarching story.
Students learn how the Old Testament foreshadows the Messiah to come. (1st, 3rd, and 5th grades)
Students learn how to be followers of Jesus. (2nd, 4th, and 6th grades)
Explore Ancient Maps
Created under the direction of a PhD archaeologist, maps bring the Bible events to life.
Explore Modern Maps
Modern maps of the same areas will help students understand that biblical events happened in real places that still exist today.
Multimedia elements support the teaching
Each unit contains the following elements:
Illustrations, photographs, and classic art along with interactive questions help facilitate discussion.
Videos with lyrics and illustrations teach the rich theology inherent in hymns.
Songs explain the Biblical Principles in a fun, engaging way. (1st-3rd grades)
Lyrics are displayed while children demonstrate hand motions to help students sing along. (1st-3rd grades)
Students interact with animated animals in a forest environment to review Biblical Principles. (1st-3rd grades)
Forest Fun Facts
Students view photographs and learn more about the animals in Discovery Forest. (1st-3rd grades)
Students review Bible memory verses all year to commit them to long-term memory. (4th-5th grades)
Engaging rewards encourage students to visit Treehouse Adventure each week. (4th-5th grades)
Games provide interactive ways to reinforce the teaching.
Activities help students understand the material and apply biblical truth to their lives.
Crafts allow for creative learning.
Demonstrations help students understand spiritual concepts.
Each unit contains the following assessments:
Checking for Understanding
Daily lessons include three differentiated oral questions to assess comprehension.
Worksheets are automatically graded and scores tabulated if taken online.
Students are assessed in a class discussion about the event and the concepts learned.
Creative oral and written reviews are offered throughout each unit to reinforce the knowledge students have learned.
Unit tests are automatically graded and scores tabulated if taken online.
The Assessments page provides worksheet and test scores. Teachers have the ability to add custom scores and adjust online scores.