My family had the privilege of trying a VeritasBible.com one-year family subscription from Veritas Press for this review to use in conjunction with our own homeschool curriculum. This is a Schoolhouse Review Crew Review. All opinions expressed are my own or those of my family.
Veritas Press is a publisher of classical Christian education products and curriculum. They also have two classical Christian schools and an online classical Christian academy. They teach chronologically the relationship between what is studied in “history books” and what Christians read in the Bible. Their first product, History and Bible Flashcards, was born from a desire to teach their own sons. Now Veritas Press has many other curriculum, tools, and services (online and off) for teaching classical Christian education in the home and school.
The VeritasBible.com is a one-year online Bible curriculum subscription for the family that has engaging lessons for kids with games, music, activities, videos, and more. So far it teaches courses in: Genesis to Joshua (Old Testament 1), Judges to Kings (Old Testament 2), and The Gospels (New Testament 1). They are also currently working on two other courses that will be coming soon: Chronicles to Malachi and Job & Acts to Revelation. You can add up to 5 children to have an account in the program so the individual child can move through the curriculum at their own pace. Each of the 3 courses offered have 128 lessons and 32 major biblical events that your student can learn from throughout the year.
|Zari and Teela doing VeritasBible.com.|
How We Used This and Our Thoughts:
We received the one-year online subscription of VeritasBible.com. I set up both my daughters Teela and Zari in the program to have their own accounts. We began with Genesis to Joshua and made it a daily routine to do at least a section a day.
Genesis to Joshua covers a lot of information:
- The Fall in the Garden
- Cain and Abel
- Enoch and Methuselah
- The Flood
- God's Covenant with Noah
- Tower of Babel
- Call of Abram
- God's Covenant with Abraham
- Hagar and Ishmael
- Sodom and Gomorrah
- Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac
- Isaac ad Rebekah
- Jacob and Esau
- Joseph as a Slave
- Famine in Egypt
- The Twelve Tribes of Israel
- Moses' Birth
- Plagues in Egypt
- Balaam and his Donkey
- Moses Dies: Joshua Assumes Command
- Spies to Canaan
- The Battle of Jericho
- The Exodus
- The Ten Commandments
- Aaron and the Golden Calf
- Moses Gets New Tablets
- Israel Given the Promised Land
- The Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant
- Joshua's Last Words
- The Levitical Priesthood Begins
- The Wilderness Wanderings
|Genesis to Joshua Hosts.|
VeritasBible.com is a thorough bible study that starts out in Genesis with a video introducing the bible with hosts Asher and his sister Abigail who are from the land of Canaan and are Israelites. They tell the story and narrate parts throughout the program and are later followed by a cat named Teb, and a pesky fly named Tizzy. There is video, music, online activities, quizzes, and a lot of review to get to know what you learn really well.
At the end of each section in the Creation part of the program the student gets a flag put on the map trail. The student clicks through spots on the map until they have finished the whole map. At the end of the Creation map you move onto the next map which is The Fall in the Garden and so forth. The student also gets awarded ribbons under their avatar they chose. The student cannot skip or move ahead in the program without watching the videos, doing the work, and acing the quizzes and tests.
|VeritasBible.com ribbon awards.|
We noticed that Zari needed a lot more help through the program because she doesn't read yet. There is a fair amount that does require reading. I didn't mind helping her with it though for a review of my own.
We also have a slow internet connection and had to load each video before watching them or they would be choppy and incomprehensible. The videos only could be watched on the High Definition (HD) setting, so there was not any way around this in our situation. Let us just say, patience is something my girls need to work on.
|Some of VeritasBible.com activities.|
Other than the video issue, both Teela and Zari had a lot of fun with the VeritasBible.com. They both are learning a lot. I love that the material is reinforced by activities, interactive games and questions. This helps their learning process a lot more. This homeschool Bible curriculum also has different ways they present the same information for different learning styles, so no one way of learning is left out and the information is retained better by the student.
The song was our favorite part of the whole thing. It was catchy and informational. It is sung frequently throughout the program and helps the kids know the events in order. By the time I needed to write this review my girls were actually singing along with it.
We eventually finished Enoch and Methuselah and can't wait to do more. VeritasBible.com is very well done and I highly recommend it to homeschoolers and others that want a great classical Christian education Bible study in their home for their kids. I love it for my Christian homeschool!
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