Would you use the Foundations Bible curriculum along with the Foundations of World History? Wouldn’t the history cover much of the same material as the Bible?
Yes, we recommend using our world history curriculum with our Bible curriculum. The purpose of the Bible curriculum is to give your children a broad yet thorough grasp of the entire Bible, whereas the purpose of the history curriculum is to use certain key passages of Scripture to show God’s providential hand from Creation to modern times.
You should have no trouble using both at the same time. The Bible curriculum covers the Bible much more thoroughly, but the history curriculum covers certain passages more in depth. For our children, we didn’t notice any frustration or boredom. It seemed like they actually had a very good handle on both the Bible and history as they were studying.
Would you have students memorize scripture from both?
It might depend on your family situation and the ages of your children. We learned the verses from both in our home, but we emphasized the Bible curriculum verses more. It was hard at first to learn so much memory work, but the kids adjusted quickly. Then I was the only one who had trouble keeping up! 🙂
In all seriousness, the Scripture memory verses were a huge blessing to me as a mother. I found myself getting tears in my eyes, especially after reading some of the stories that went with the verses.