A curriculum is a set of courses and resources for use in an educational setting. From the Latin, currere, it is a course to be run, following a plan set using experiences through which a learner can grow in knowledge. Here you will find charts by age levels of numerous curricular materials from a variety of denominations and publishers.
- Curriculum overview chart for children (ages 0-12) updated May 2013
- Curriculum chart for youth(ages 13-18) updated April 2013
- Curriculum chart for young adults (ages 18-30) and adults (18 and over) updated April 2013
- Overview chart of curricular materials for Confirmation and a annotated bibliography of Episcopal Confirmation preparation sources.
Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for the Ministry of Teaching offers links and descriptions of many curricula for children, youth and adults. Scroll to the bottom of this page to check out individual titles.
Other support documents for evaluating and choosing curriculum for your setting:
- How to evaluate curriculum
- A process for your church to follow for discerning what curricula might be best for your congregation, Selecting a Curriculum That’s Right for Your Church.
- Results from a 2013 Survey (and compare it to the 2010 Survey) regarding the types of curriculum churches are currently using with children, youth and adults.
- How to develop a full-bodied Adult formation offering in your congregation, providing a menu of opportunities for learning and growing in faith.
- Download the 2013 Morehouse Education Resources programs catalog to discover the curricula, programs resources, sacramental materials and other books to assist you in your formation ministries with children, youth, and adults.
- Resource Centers often have copies of a variety of curriculum on hand for previewing – always a good idea before making a purchase and commitment.
Resources for Specific Curriculum:
Weaving God’s Promises: This bible-story based curriculum for children in the Episcopal Church does not follow the lectionary, but if you would like to see the scope & sequence of when the stories are told in the three year lectionary, hear are some helpful charts for your use:
- Year A
- Year B
- Year C
- Feast Days
- Teacher Training Webinar slides (9/2011)
- Introductory Webinar slides (2011)
- Scope and Sequence for all three years
- Discover Weaving God’s Promises on YouTube.
Weaving God’s Promises for Youth (middle school) follows the same Scope & Sequence as the children’s material. However, these lesson plans are specifically for young teens with age-appropriate activities and discussion. Each lesson follows the unique model of REACT (Reflect and Relate; Explore and Engage; Ask and Answer; Conceptualize and Create; Translate and Tell) that categorizes the five types of activities designed to supplement each lesson that speak to the needs of youth for self-expression and for making connections between the lessons and their own lives. Learn more in the 2013 WGP Catalog.
- Teacher Background, Sample Appendix and Lesson 1 (Adam & Eve) from “Weaving Our Faith” year.
- Lesson 2 (Cain & Abel) from “Weaving Our Faith” year.
- Introduction to Weaving God’s Promises for Youth on YouTube.
Living the Good News is a lectionary-based curriculum that is now totally on-line, making it accessible to all your teachers from anywhere and the ability to e-mail the take home paper, “At Home with the Good News” directly to your families each week. Download the 2013 LTGN Brochure.
- Introduction to Living the Good News A 12-minute introduction and overview
- Accessing Your Living the Good News This 11-minute video presentation shows Living the Good News users how to find and access their weekly sessions. The presentation also shows users hot to add up to 20 teachers to their church’s Living the Good news account, giving a church’s Christian education staff personal access to Living the Good News session content for their classes.
- Accessing the Support Site This 12-minute presentation takes you for a tour of the LTGN Support Site and shows you how the links in each session can easily lead you back to the Support Site.