How Would You Summarize the Scope of This Curriculum?
As I enjoy living life as it was meant to be, I —
- Embrace God’s creation and heart for all of me (The Sanctity of Life),
- Express the heart of God by caring for the whole person in my world (Social Justice), and
- Feel free and determined to live out God’s unique plan and purpose (Purity).
What Is the Desired Outcome or Goal of This Curriculum for Students?
Each part of our curriculum contributes to building a foundational worldview that casts a vision of the beautiful life God intended for us. The following bullet points describe this vision as it’s imparted to students participating in Whole Life Curriculum.
- I am of great value to God because He envisioned me, created me, and enjoys who He created me to be.
- Because this is true, my value to God cannot increase or decrease based on my capabilities or characteristics. I am free to discover who God created me to be and to grow into that person. I don’t have to prove myself.
- Those around me also have great value that cannot change. I can enjoy discovering who God created all others to be. I can encourage others to do the same. I can join with God in affirming that value.
- God created me with the gifts and abilities to participate in a purposeful adventure with Him. When I’m living in that adventure, I am fulfilled and satisfied.
- Marriage and family are gifts that God can use to help me understand ways that He loves me.
- Sexual relations is the language of the body that speaks the serious vows made verbally before God and others during a wedding ceremony.
- Sexual relations is also a sign that points to the truth that God invites us into a life-giving and love-giving relationship with Him.
- God’s direction for my choices is life giving.
Life transformation resulting from this worldview:
- I can choose to live consistently with God’s direction, knowing this will keep me free to enjoy the adventure God has created me for.
- I can enjoy life while living in close relationship with God who knows me and gave me value when He created me.
- I make choices in relationships that affirm the value of every person.
- I make decisions based on God’s life-giving direction.
- I live with a determination to act consistently with God’s design as it relates to my sexuality. This will bring freedom and joy.
- I live a life with passion to be involved in changing the world because God has created me uniquely to be involved in something bigger than myself (an adventure).
Objectives by Grade Level
- Lesson 1—God made you.
- Lesson 2—God loves and cares for you.
- Lesson 3—God loves and cares for others.
- Lesson 4—God’s plan is that we show His love to others.
- Lesson 5—God is our hero.
- Lesson 1—God created you to be loved by Him.
- Lesson 2—God made each one of us alike and each one of us different.
- Lesson 3—God gave each one of us special talents and abilities.
- Lesson 4—We work with others to show God’s love.
- Lesson 5— God has hopes and plans for us to become heroes who show His love.
- Lesson 1—You are special because God made you.
- Lesson 2—God created you to love Him.
- Lesson 3—We appreciate the special abilities God gave others.
- Lesson 4—We look for opportunities to love others as God does.
- Lesson 5—Jesus is the ultimate hero.
- Lesson 1—God enjoys you.
- Lesson 2—God wants to enjoy His creation with you.
- Lesson 3—God gives us the job of helping Him to protect people.
- Lesson 4—God wants you to share your special abilities and talents with others.
- Lesson 5—God wants you to have friends and family who will share their abilities and talents with you.
- Lesson 6—There are heroes who share in the adventure of showing God’s love to people in the world around us.
- Lesson 7— Harriet Tubman was a hero who shared in the adventure of showing God’s love by protecting people.
- Lesson 1—God wants to enjoy creating with us.
- Lesson 2— God did an extraordinary work when He created your life in your mother’s womb.
- Lesson 3—God wants us to enjoy the similarities and differences of others around us.
- Lesson 4—We learn to make good choices, deciding not to allow our feelings to direct us.
- Lesson 5—God reveals Himself in His gift of marriage.
- Lesson 6—God invites us to enjoy adventures with Him.
- Lesson 7—There are heroes who share in the adventure of showing God’s love to people in the world around them, through creativity: C.S. Lewis.
- Lesson 1—God created you for relationship with Him.
- Lesson 2—God wants us to enjoy discovering the uniqueness of others around us.
- Lesson 3—God uses surprising people to meet one another’s needs.
- Lesson 4—We appreciate the value of each stage in the human life cycle.
- Lesson 5—God reveals Himself in the gift of children in marriage.
- Lesson 6—We learn to make good choices, deciding not to allow our desire to impress others affect us.
- Lesson 7—God is inviting you to adventures He has planned.
- Lesson 8—There are heroes who share in the adventure of showing God’s love to people in the world around them by caring for those who have disabilities: Helen Keller, Jean Vanier.
- Lesson 1—God made you to be loved and to love.
- Lesson 2—The value of a person is given by God, not by popular opinion.
- Lesson 3—God wants to protect His most precious creation from destruction.
- Lesson 4—We can be confident that God tells us the truth about life.
- Lesson 5—God gives the gift of family.
- Lesson 6—Following God’s direction can help us to more fully enjoy the gift of family in the future.
- Lesson 7—We can begin right now to do what it takes to be ready for God’s adventure for us.
- Lesson 8—We learn to make good choices, deciding to live by commitments rather than feelings.
- Lesson 9—There are heroes who share in the adventure of showing God’s love to people by acting against popular opinion: Corrie Ten Boom, Pandita Ramabai.
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