a guest post from The Coloured Glass Classroom...
What's in the Bible is a DVD series that comes from the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Vischer. It is designed to walk children through the entire Bible narrative. The importance of this approach has increased as young people increasingly displaylittle to no knowledge of the Bible.
This material is clearly geared for younger students (Prep - 3) but just like Veggie Tales, older students may also find it engaging if presented in the right way. The videos are certainly well made, engaging and fun. There are a range of curricula available including ones for Christmas and Easter. There is also a whole Bible in 52 weeks curriculum.
What's in the Bible was made for churches. It has a range of curricula materials attached to it with fairly basic lesson plan ideas. Some of the activities are fun and it is very focussed on increasing children's Biblical literacy. This material could be used as a basis for more developed learning activities.
In the video below Phil Vischer is speaking about churched children and assumes a particular level of knowledge. This material would still be very useful for young people with no knowledge of the Bible.