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Curriculum Cycle

Because Joyful Life works in cycles—which means it’s reusable—you won’t have to buy all new materials every year or wonder what to do next. You’ll have clear materials options year round; the carefully designed curriculum cycle keeps you organized and saves you money.

Toddler Curriculum

18–24 mo.

The curriculum for toddlers includes 6 months of weekly lessons. That way, you can teach this group of 18–24-month toddlers, and then when they’re ready to move up to the 2s and 3s class, you’ll be ready for the next group of 18–24-month toddlers, starting the 6 month cycle over.

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2s and 3s through Junior Curriculum Cycle

2 yr.–6th grade

The curriculum for 2-year-olds through 6th grade is divided into 2-year cycles. Each cycle has 4 quarters that coordinate with the seasons, and you can start during any quarter. You’ll use the fall, winter, spring, and summer materials for the 1st year, then use the next 4 quarters of material to complete the 2-year cycle, then start over again with the 1st year.

Once you’ve purchased the teacher materials, you’ll be able to reuse them for years to come. When the cycle starts over in 2 years, all you’ll need to buy will be your student materials.

Cycle Overview

2015–2016

  Fall
(Sept.–Nov.)
Winter
(Dec.–Feb.)
Spring
(Mar.–May)
Summer
(Jun.–Aug.)
2s and 3s
2- and 3- year-olds
Little Steps to God Little Voices Praise Him Little Hands Do His Will Little Feet Walk His Way
Beginner
4- and 5- year-olds
Going God’s Way God’s Word and Me Following After God Footprints through the Bible
Primary
grades 1–2
Bible Treasures Scripture Paths God’s Wonderful Word Bible Adventures
Middler
grades 3–4
The Bible Explorer Following God’s Plan Bible Ventures Giants of Faith
Junior
grades 5–6
Adventures in God’s Word Truth Trek Scripture Probe The Light

2016–2017

  Fall
(Sept.–Nov.)
Winter
(Dec.–Feb.)
Spring
(Mar.–May)
Summer
(Jun.–Aug.)
2s and 3s
2- and 3-year-olds
Learning God’s Way Loving God’s Word Growing in Jesus Hearing God’s Word
Beginner
4- and 5-year-olds
Let’s Learn About God I Love God’s Word Growing in God’s Word Growing Up with Jesus
Primary
grades 1–2
Discoveries in God’s Word Learning God’s Word Growing for God Bible Heroes
Middler
grades 3–4
Trailblazing through God’s Word Bible Journeys Treasures from God’s Word Bible Encounters
Junior
grades 5–6
Bible Expedition Bible Quest Journeying with Jesus Defenders of the Sword

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Youth Curriculum Cycle

7th–12th grade

The curriculum for 7th through 12th grade is divided into 3-year cycles. Each cycle has 4 quarters. So you’ll use the fall, winter, spring, and summer materials for the 1st year, the next four quarters of material for the 2nd year, and the next 4 quarters for the 3rd year. Then, you’ll start over again with the 1st year. Once you have the teacher materials, you’ll be able to use them over and over.

Cycle Overview

2015–2016

  Fall
(Sept.–Nov.)
Winter
(Dec.–Feb.)
Spring
(Mar.–May)
Summer
(Jun.–Aug.)
Youth I
grades 7–9
Genesis: Creation thru Isaac
David: A Man after God’s Own Heart Choose Right! Jacob and Joseph
Claim the Victory! Joshua and Judges
Youth II
grades 10–12
Moses I: Egypt to Sinai Moses II: Sinai to Jordan River Jesus’ Beginning Ministry Beginnings in Genesis

2016–2017

  Fall
(Sept.–Nov.)
Winter
(Dec.–Feb.)
Spring
(Mar.–May)
Summer
(Jun.–Aug.)
Youth I
grades 7–9
Miracles: Mighty Works of God Christmas, Ruth, and Daniel Easter, Esther, and Parables Christ’s Ministry
Youth II
grades 10–12
Acts I Acts II Joshua Learning From Jesus

2017–2018

  Fall
(Sept.–Nov.)
Winter
(Dec.–Feb.)
Spring
(Mar.–May)
Summer
(Jun.–Aug.)
Youth I
grades 7–9
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Parables Moses and Christmas Acts and Easter Teachings from Jesus
Youth II
grades 10–12
Judges and Ruth Studies in 1st Samuel Jesus’ Later Ministry King David and Solomon

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Adult Curriculum Cycle

The curriculum for adult classes is not on a set cycle. You’ll have 4 years’ worth of material to choose from, and you can purchase and use it in any order. You can reuse the Teaching Posters, Key Verse Visuals, and Teacher Guides between classes or on a rotation in your adult Bible study program.

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