Work on this curriculum has been paused while Anne recovers from illness. Read more here.
For the moment, we are recommending this company’s curriculum as a replacement:
If children are raised to love Yeshua and His commands, what sort of character can we expect to see in their lives? Paul tells us that when the seeds of the Word of God are planted in our hearts, we can expect the following fruit to grow:
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV).
In our 36-week character curriculum, recommended for all ages but especially for kindergarten through 8th grade, we will spend four weeks looking at each “fruit of the Spirit.” We’ll define and describe each character trait and learn what YHWH says about it.
Learning activities will include:
- Daily Bible readings
- Emphasis on Proverbs and the teachings of Yeshua
- Bible character studies
- Bible copywork
- Bible memory work
- Word searches, crossword puzzles, and other worksheets
- Recommended prayers and commitments
- Notebooking pages and wall posters to design
- Creative writing assignments
- Object lessons
- Hebrew word studies
- Stories to act out
- Interviews with wise elderly friends and family
- Family memorials and celebrations of good character
- and so much more!
We hope to make this a curriculum that focuses on good things, with fun and delightful discussion starters, so that parents can fulfill the command of Deuteronomy 6:5-9.
“You shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9, NKJV).
Scope and Sequence
- What is love?
- Sins of an Unloving Heart (hatred, bitterness, revenge)
Joy and Peace
- Trust in God
- Sins of Discontent (complaining, greed, envy & jealousy, covetousness, theft, cheating, stealing, bribery)
- Sins of Unbelief (fear, depression, discouragement and giving up, worry and anxiety)
- Discretion and Prudence
- Sins in Relationships (impatience, bad friendships, poor manners, teasing and trouble making)
Kindness and Gentleness
- Being friendly to others
- Protecting the Weak
- Sins of an Unloving Heart (harming others, cruelty and bullying)
- Justice and fairness
- Respect for others
- Listening to godly counsel
- Decision making
- Sins of Wickedness (foolishness, iniquity, rebellion)
- Endurance and perseverance
- Planning and resourcefulness
- Sins of Unfaithfulness (being an unfaithful employee, carelessness, extravagance and waste, being a coward, laziness, marital unfaithfulness)
- A servant heart
- Sins of Pride (arrogance, scoffing and scorning, arguing and contention, a brawling woman, judging others, hypocrisy, defiance, boasting, self will)
- Self control in appetites, thoughts, behavior, speech
- Good stewardship
- Sleeping and rising
- Sins of an Undisciplined Life (Anger, impatience and irritability, gluttony, drunkenness and addiction, sexual sin, wastefulness, temptation)
About Foundations of Character
Foundations of Character is copyright 2017 by Anne Elliott.
All rights reserved. No part of this curriculum may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. You do have permission to photocopy the curriculum for your own personal use. You may select individual pages to copy, or you may copy the entire curriculum! It is up to you how much of the information you want to copy and for how many children in your family you want to use it. You can copy this curriculum for use in your immediate family only; redistributing the book to other families is strictly prohibited.
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12).
Published by Foundations Press