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, through which a learner can grow in knowledge.
The following charts list curricula from a variety of denominations and publishers. The charts provide an overview of each curriculum, including the format, cost, overall goal, content, and teacher support.
Children’s Curriculum Chart
(ages 0-12) updated April 2014
Youth Curriculum Chart
(ages 13-18) updated October 2014
Adult Curriculum Chart
(18 and over) updated October 2014
Confirmation Curriculum Chart
Multiple denominations; updated 2011
Episcopal Confirmation Resources updated 2009
How to Choose a Curriculum
Step 1: Understand the five basic types of Christian Formation curricula.
5. Thematic-based (see overview article)
Step 2: Obtain samples and begin evaluating a curriculum. Remember that resource centers often have copies of curricula for previewing. Use the following best-practice guides for the evaluation process.
How to Evaluate Curriculum
Summary and worksheet
Select the Right Curriculum for your Church
Step by step article
Step 3: Consider what curricula other churches are using for formation.
2013 Survey on Curriculum Use
Offers finding on use of curricula for children, youth, and adults
Same as above, from 2010
How to Create an Adult Formation Plan
Check out this presentation that explains the background, statistics, goals, and options for adult formation: The Adult Education Menu
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