Purposeful Design Publications
Elementary Bible Series



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Introduction

ACSI/Purposeful Design Publications is pleased to announce that the third edition of the Elementary Bible textbook series is now available. For over 25 years, Purposeful Design Publications has provided high-quality elementary Bible textbooks that reflect the relevant needs and desires of Christian schoolteachers, administrators, and students. Teachers will appreciate the content updates as well as the expansion of the EE–G2 teacher editions to include the visual aids.

PDP Bible Series

Overview of the Purposeful Design Elementary Bible Series

The goal of the Purposeful Design Elementary Bible series is for every student to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, developed and nurtured by engagement with the Bible in this series.

Themes and Concepts
The following themes and concepts are woven throughout the series both directly and indirectly:

•  God tells His great story in the Bible. God’s Word displays His nature, His works, and His plan of redemption.

•  God’s Word is truth. Because God’s Word is true, the series presents students with Bible truths, not Bible stories.

•  God loves everyone. God loves and cares for people. His desire is for all people to have a right relationship with Him. His intentions toward every person are always gracious and good.

•  Everyone needs to come to a saving faith in Jesus. The series often presents the message of repentance, personal faith, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

•  Christlike behavior, evangelism, ministry, stewardship, and apologetics are all applications of spiritual growth in Christ.

•  Bible study, prayer, and worship are disciplines for spiritual growth.

•  Students need to know and understand spiritual concepts.


Early Education Bible Scope and Sequence

Grades K-6 Bible Scope and Sequence
Expected Student Outcomes
A strong Bible program requires that students not only acquire skills and knowledge but also grow in faith and demonstrate that faith by their behavior. For this reason, each lesson has a unique set of expected student outcomes—statements of desired student outcomes in the areas of knowledge, skills, and life application through studying the lesson. Because growth in faith is an individual matter, students will come to apply Scripture over the course of time as they grow in their relationship with God.

Translations
The Purposeful Design Elementary Bible series can be used in conjunction with any translation of the Bible.

Structure of the Series
The Purposeful Design Elementary Bible series is organized according to grade, from early education through grade 6. Lessons for each grade emphasize a key biblical concept in age-appropriate and engaging ways. The Bible truths presented in each grade build on the foundational truths students have learned in previous grades. Early Education lessons are structured around the following developmental domains: social and emotional, language and literacy, cognitive, and small- and large-motor. All grades move through the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Schedule
Each grade includes 34 weeklong lessons. The series easily accommodates a four- or five-day instructional program and provides a weekly assessment for grades 1 through 6. Thanksgiving (Lesson 13), Christmas (Lesson 17), and Easter (Lesson 29) are stand-alone lessons.

Components of the Series
The Purposeful Design Elementary Bible series’ instructional materials are designed to help students appropriate and apply both knowledge of the Scriptures and skills in using the Bible. The components of the series include the following:

•  Teacher edition

•  Student edition

•  Online Resources including blackline masters, chapel programs, and Bible illustrations in all grades, music and song lyrics in EE through grade 2, and digital masters and PowerPoint presentations in grades 1 through 6.

•  Printed and digital visual aids with exciting paraphrased Bible text in EE through grade 2

•  Bible time lines in K through grade 6

Features of the Teacher Edition

The teacher edition includes all the information necessary to plan and teach each weeklong lesson.

Features of the Student Edition

The student edition is a consumable workbook designed with colorful, realistic illustrations and photographs to capture the students’ interest in the Bible.


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   Early Education Bible


Theme: Familiar Bible lessons presented from both the Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God's love.

TEACHER EDITION:

PDP Bible:  Early Education Teacher Edition, 3rd Edition

  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for each week
  • Engaging enrichment activities
  • Worship suggestions
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of each week's topics
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
    • Visual Aids and their corresponding biblical truth included in the book

    Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    VISUAL AIDS:

    50 full–color, poster–sized Bible illustrations and Bible truth narratives paraphrased on the back. (One set of visual aids is included in the purchase of the teacher edition. Additional sets may be purchased if desired. See item #100P3.)

    Visual Aid Sample

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • Visual aids
  • Color flannel board figures
  • Song lyrics
  • Downloadable songs in two formats — vocal and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible truths. Click this link to view song titles.

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Early Education Student Edition, 3rd Edition

  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Kindergarten


    Theme: Familiar Bible lessons presented from both the Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God's care.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible: Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Edition
  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Engaging enrichment activities
  • Worship suggestions
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of each week's topics
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    VISUAL AIDS:

    42 full–color, poster–sized Bible illustrations and Bible truth narratives paraphrased on the back. (One set of visual aids is included in the purchase of the teacher edition. Additional sets may be purchased if desired. See item #100K3.)

    Visual Aid Sample

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • Visual aids
  • Color flannel board figures
  • Song lyrics
  • Downloadable songs in two formats — vocal and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible truths. Click this link to view song titles.

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible: Elementary Kindergarten Student Edition
  • Daily real-life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 1


    Theme: Familiar Bible characters and events that illustrate God’s gifts, such as family, leaders, helpers, His Word, His Son, and His Church.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 1 Teacher Edition

  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
  • Memory verse activity
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    VISUAL AIDS:

    45 full–color, poster–sized Bible illustrations and Bible truth narratives paraphrased on the back. (One set of visual aids is included in the purchase of the teacher edition. Additional sets may be purchased if desired. See item #10013.)

    Visual Aid Sample

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Song lyrics
  • Downloadable songs in two formats — vocal and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible truths. Click this link to view song titles.

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 1 Student Edition Student Edition Includes:
  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Textbook Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 2


    Theme: Bible heroes with a focus on character traits.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 2 Teacher Edition
  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    VISUAL AIDS:

    45 full–color, poster–sized Bible illustrations and Bible truth narratives paraphrased on the back. (One set of visual aids is included in the purchase of the teacher edition. Additional sets may be purchased if desired. See item #103023VA.)

    Visual Aid Sample

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Song lyrics
  • Downloadable songs in two formats — vocal and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible truths. Click this link to view song titles.

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 2 Student Edition
  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 3


    Theme: The life of Christ and the early Church.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 3 Teacher Edition
  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Color illustrations of Bible events

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade Student Edition
  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 4


    Theme: A study of basic doctrines of Christianity, such as the Trinity, salvation, sin nature, and eternity.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 4 Teacher Edition
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Additional historical and theological background information for teachers
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Color illustrations of Bible events

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 4 Student Edition Student Edition Includes:
  • Daily real-life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 5


    Theme: An Old Testament survey, presenting major Bible concepts from the Old Testament.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 5 Teacher Edition
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Additional historical and theological background information for teachers
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Color illustrations of Bible events

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 5 Student Edition Student Edition Includes:
  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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       Elementary Bible Grade 6


    Theme: A New Testament survey, presenting major Bible concepts from each New Testament book.

    TEACHER EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 6 Teacher Edition
  • Step–by–step directed instruction
  • Expected student outcomes for eack week
  • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
  • Detailed preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Comprehension and application questions
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Outline of lessons
  • Compatible with any Bible translation
  • Memory verse activity
  • Additional historical and theological background information for teachers
  • Teacher and student resource suggestions
  • Visual Aids and their corresponding bliblical truth included in the book

  • Table of Contents       Teacher Edition Sample Pages       Teacher Edition Lesson Prep Sample       Buy Teacher Edition Now

    TIME LINE:

    11' full-color time line. Click the graphic to enlarge the image.

    PDP Bible: Elementary Grade 2 Time Line

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES:

  • Blackline masters
  • Chapel programs
  • PowerPoint presentations in PDF format
  • Color digital masters
  • Color illustrations of Bible events

  • Blackline Master Resource Sample

    STUDENT EDITION:

    PDP Bible:  Elementary Grade 6 Student Edition
  • Daily real–life application
  • Engaging student activities
  • Weekly review and assessment
  • Compatibility with any Bible translation
  • Cross–curricular connections
  • Stand–alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons

  • Buy Student Edition Now

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