Please comment on this curriculum, using these questions as a guide.

What’s included in the curriculum? It would be great to have scope and sequence here, or at least a link to the publisher’s website that provides this information.

Who produces/writes the material?

What workshops are offered?

What’s the format of each lesson?

How can it be obtained/purchased? What’s the cost?

What do you like about it?

What could be improved?

How do you use it?

How do you adapt it?
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Workshop Zone Cook Ministries

Just found out - Feb. 8, 2006
that they have dramatically dropped there price on this was $89.95 CDN and is now $24.99 CDN, American Price has dropped as well.

Reason for this: the material now comes on a DVD (8 workshops/story-DVD), but they are going to become downloadable at the Cook Website which in turn will reduce the cost. I will watch and let you know when this change happens and the cost to download these programs. Expect it to stay less expensive.
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Originally posted by Neil MacQueen:
Hi Nancy...
What makes it awesome?
I'm interested.

Neil


Neil

I apologize for taking so long in responding.

I purchased the entire years units for next year for the following reason...

1. We have children from PreK - 6th grade and one of the most difficult things we have had to work with is taking the lessons and adapting them to the different age groups without any one group missing out on any of the workshops. This program will allow us to do this. Let's see if I can explain this .. On each of the disks there are 8 lesson sets geared toward the kids age groups. Let's say 4 workshops for younger.. 4 for older. These rotate from month to month so that if the children do not go to "cooking" the first month they go the next.

2. Cooking is the favorite workshop of the kids but, doing cookies and bread as many times as we did this year... these lessons give so much more! As an example... one month it's vegtable pizza, one month its a great fest...

3. The games portion of our Kids Club has been alot of fun... but, these lesson sets provide new and exciting games to use with the kids!

4. The lesson plans are easy to follow and implement into the classroom.

5. This is the first year that we are using Shepherds and these disks actually give a full lesson / description of job to the shepherds on a MONTHLY basis.

6. The stories are actually written out in the lesson plan for the teacher. This really helps the teachers to be able to use this tool to tell the kids the story in words that they understand.

7. I love the indepth questions that are asked.. some of which bring real life issues into the bible story.

Well... that's it in a nutshell. I am still going to be using rotation.org for other things that we do like... Parent's Day Out.... Next Summer when we begin to have Sunday Kids Club throughout the summer... Rotation.org is an awesome tool I will be using for years to come...

Nancy F
Sunday Kids Club Director

I really like this curriculum so far. David C Cook still has year 2 available for download (Year of Grace). Year 1 is sporadically available on ebay, amazon and other book sites, but I've gotten stuck looking for Volume 3 (Faith in the Furnace), 5 (Faith: Faces Lions), 6 (Faith: A Lame Man Healed: Faith Goes Through The Roof), and 8 (Faith: Resurrection Faith). Wondering if anyone has retired copies available so I can have the full 2 year curriculum for my system. I know this thread is crazy old, but maybe someone can help me!

Thank you Luanne!

Originally Posted by Luanne Payne:

Danny - I found on the cook website a sample from Vol. 3 "Faith in the Furnace".  It's the bible game zone section.

Luanne

 



Copied below is Danny's initial question, which was also posted in the Help Forum, and responses received.

 

 

I really like Workshop Zone Curriculum so far. David C Cook still has year 2 available for download (Year of Grace). Year 1 is sporadically available on ebay, amazon and other book sites, but I've gotten stuck looking for Volume 3 (Faith in the Furnace), 5 (Faith: Faces Lions), 6 (Faith: A Lame Man Healed: Faith Goes Through The Roof), and 8 (Faith: Resurrection Faith). Wondering if anyone has retired copies available so I can have the full 2 year curriculum for my system. I know this thread is crazy old, but maybe someone can help me!

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Hi Danny,

I can see a few copies online on sale here and there at $89 and over. Probably the same one's you've seen. Is that what you're used to paying for it?  Or are you looking for less expensive copies?

I would say contact the author, but she passed away a few years back. Perhaps if you contacted DC Cook directly they might have it archived somewhere or a lead.

 

 

 

Thanks Neil. I've been hoping to not have to pay $1,000 for the one curriculum volume! (the other volumes have been reasonably at $20-$30 range per volume) I think I may have just found a company that will work with me! And you are correct, since Vickie Bare died, it's been very difficult to track down anything other than the downloads of year 2 off of DCCook's website.

Thanks for the quick reply! We end up doing a combo between paid curriculum / created curriculum and we love this website.

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