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Curriculum Plan (Scope & Sequence)
Alternative Curriculum Plan
Follow the existing scope & sequence for 2s & 3s and Pre-Primary. Include kids in grade 3 with Primary and grade 4 with Junior. For purposes of clarity, we’ll call these combined departments younger and older elementary. Follow this sequence:
|Year||Younger Elementary||Older Elementary|
|Year 1||Primary Year 1||Middler Year 1|
|Year 2||Primary Year 2||Junior Year 2|
|Year 3||Middler Year 1||Junior Year 1|
|Year 4||Primary Year 2||Middler Year 2|
|Year 5||Primary Year 1||Junior Year 1|
|Year 6||Middler Year 2||Junior Year 2|
- No matter how you work it out, some children will end up repeating a year’s worth of the same departments—but never back-to-back.
- Since departments are age-appropriate, you will find some things in the student book or take-home papers may be a stretch. In the Middler department, for instance, there are at-home devotionals. First graders will not yet have reading comprehension to do this on their own so parents will need to assist the child. Alternatively, sixth graders may feel like the Middler stories don’t relate to them.
Follow the existing scope & sequence for 2s & 3s and Pre-Primary. Include kids in grade 3 with Primary and grade 4 with Junior. For purposes of clarity, we’ll call these combined departments younger and older elementary. For every other 2-year cycle, break from the scope & sequence and both classes do Middler at the same time. Follow this sequence:
|Year||Younger Elementary||Older Elementary|
|Year 1||Primary Year 1||Junior Year 1|
|Year 2||Primary Year 2||Junior Year 2|
|Year 3||Middler Year 1||Middler Year 1|
|Year 4||Middler Year 2||Middler Year 2|
- Not all kids will cover the departments in order.
- Because departments may be out of order, the age-appropriateness may be askew. Some parts of the student book or take-home papers may be a stretch. In the Middler department, for instance, there are at-home devotionals. First graders will not yet have reading comprehension to do this on their own so parents will need to assist the child. Alternatively, sixth graders may feel like the Middler stories don’t relate to them now that they’re older.
Follow the existing scope & sequence using all of the Strong Kids departments except for Middler. Include kids in grade 3 with Primary and grade 4 with Junior.
- No matter the rotation, kids will always repeat one of the two years in each department.
- While kids will still have gone through the Bible chronologically in other departments, kids will miss out on covering the Bible timeline from Genesis to Revelation.
- Since departments are age-appropriate, you will find some things in the student book or take-home papers may be a stretch. For instance, a third grader may feel they’ve outgrown some of the stories in Primary while a fourth grader may need additional assistance from parents with the at-home devotionals.
- Strong Kids has a two-year through-the-Bible scope and sequence from Pre-Primary through Juniors.
- In the Pre-Primary and Primary age groups, we break up the Old Testament sequences with lessons on Jesus to coincide with Christmas and Easter and to emphasize the gospel.
- The Pre-Primary through Juniors scope and sequences all end their first and second years at the same point in the Bible. So, for example, a second grader who goes through the first year of Primary this fall will pick up the second year of Middler next fall where the first year of Primary ended. For the most part, students will have a seamless transition from one age group to the next.
- Strong Kids spends quite a bit of time in Paul’s writings, especially in Strong Kids for Juniors. We also spend time in books like Job, Psalms, and Proverbs. We cover some of the Minor Prophets.
- The Strong Adults curriculum is very comprehensive. For instance, we actually have two 13-week courses on the Minor Prophets, covering each of them in detail.
- Regular Baptist Press, the publisher of Strong Curriculum, was founded to produce distinctively Baptist Sunday School curriculum based on the entire “counsel of God.” Biblical integrity and doctrinal soundness have remained our hallmarks since 1952.
Departments (Recommended Ages)
- 2s & 3s (Ages 2 and 3)
- Pre-Primary (Ages 4 and 5)
- Essentially this is Pre-K & K.
- Some students might spend three years in this department if they go to kindergarten late.
- Primary (Grades 1 and 2)
- Middler (Grades 3 and 4)
- Juniors (Grades 5 and 6)
- Junior High (Grades 7 and 8)
- Senior High (Grades 9 through 12)
- RBP designed Strong Curriculum material to be comprehensive. It is gospel-oriented, apologetic, and chronological. We don’t think a customer should have to choose between those emphases. All of them are important.
- The Pre-Primary and Primary age groups spend extra time on Christ and His mission. We realize the students in those age groups need a clear understanding of the gospel so they might be challenged to respond to it.
- The chronological emphasis is especially prevalent in the Middler age group. We have timeline cards, timeline posters, and timeline sticker charts to reinforce the Bible’s story.
- The apologetic emphasis is more apparent in the Junior material. The Junior take-home paper has a Big Question section that tackles topics that are at times apologetic in nature.
- We realized that covering the exact same lesson in every age group would severely limit what the students would learn through our curriculum cycle. So we designed the scope and sequence to allow each age group to emphasize different parts of the Bible and different truths while staying on about the same course through the Bible. That means each age group is learning on their level while maintaining a seamless through-the-Bible curriculum.
Strong Curriculum is a Sunday school curriculum you can recommend with confidence.
- The gospel is presented regularly.
- We also have specific quarters that cover the gospel even more thoroughly.
- For example, Strong Kids for Juniors has a full quarter (Year 2 Quarter 2) on the gospel of John to emphasize the person and work of Jesus.
- We also encourage students to be active witnesses for Christ.
RBP offers a separate three-year through-the-Bible Jr. Church program for Grades 1–6. It’s Grow Time Jr. Church. It offers
younger, older, and combined-group options to fit your church.
In 2018, RBP launched the brand new Strong Kids—part of the Strong Curriculum line—which has replaced RBP’s Planting Faith and Growing Faith curriculum. These old lines are no longer available:
- Planting Faith
- Growing Faith
- God’s Explorers
- Truth Travelers
- Faith Detectives
Permission will not be granted to make copies of these old lines. See copyright information for further details.
The scope and sequence of Strong Kids differs from Planting Faith and Growing Faith. They are not interchangeable.
- We intentionally emphasize student application. The material is built on seven teaching aims that Jesus modeled when He was on earth. They are as follows:
- Believe the gospel
- Understand Biblical ethics
- Internalize godliness
- Learn doctrine
- Develop life skills
- Uplift others
- Prepare to serve
- Every lesson is identified with one of these overall aims. Each lesson also has specific measurable outcomes that guide the teacher in building spiritually strong people—hence our name! The aims above are an acrostic. The first letter in each aim spells BuildUP. (Ephesians 4:12-14)
- The take-home papers for Pre-Primary through Juniors have a Measuring Growth section that gives parents a synopsis of the lesson and a description of what living out the lesson would look like in their children’s lives.
- The Middler and Junior age groups have devotionals for the students to do at home. The devotions walk the students through either the passage for the lesson or a related passage. The devotionals challenge the students to live out the lessons they learned in Sunday School.
- The Junior material in particular is sensitive to what is happening in our culture. For example, it includes a lesson on God’s definition of marriage, emphasizing the truth without getting into the perversions prevalent in current culture.
If you would like to try a sample of our curriculum, you may download everything you need for one lesson (teacher book, student book, kit contents, etc.) on our free trial page. If you would like a physical sample, we recommend purchasing a kit for review. (Per our return policy, opened kits are non-returnable.)
Strong Kids is thoroughly Bible-based. Especially in Middler and Junior, the lessons call for reading of Scripture throughout the lessons.
Our regional managers also conduct workshops at churches and Christian Education conferences throughout the country. To request a teacher training seminar to be held at your church or to inquire about upcoming seminars in your area, please contact contact us today!
Who produces Strong Curriculum?
This is great! I'd like to talk it through with a curriculum specialist?
All of the Strong Kids departments have a Teacher Kit available for purchase.
Each teacher kit includes a teacher guide, teaching pictures or picture book, a student book, a set of take-home materials, a DVD with supplemental videos, a resource CD, and an online download code. Additional materials such as flannelgraph figures and posters come in some of the kits, depending on age or grade level.
Each Teacher Kit includes either “one attendance chart and stickers” or “one sheet of recognition stickers”, depending on department. While they are sold separately in sets for five children, the Teacher Kits contain only one set ans there is enough of those particular materials in the kit for one child.
Chart & Stickers / Recognition Stickers
Which items are available separately?
- Teacher Guides
- Jr. Church Teacher Guides (for 2s & 3s and Pre-Primary)
- Student Books
- Take-Home Cards (2s & 3s)
- Strong Kids at Home (Take-Home Papers)
- Attendance Charts and Stickers (Pkg. of 5)
- Recognition Stickers (Pkg. of 5)
Also, the following items are not included in the kit and are available as a one-time purchase:
All items may be purchased at RBPstore.org.
Download codes are found on the back flap of the Resource CD sleeve. In limited cases, they may alternatively be on the kit box.
One-Time Purchases (Items not in kit)
Excluding these items keeps the price of the kits down and avoids costly duplication of resources that you already have. If the Doll Board Set was included in every 2s & 3s kit, you would have 32 board dolls at the end of one two-year cycle.
How do I obtain a download code?
I purchased a kit. Where can I find the download code?
Download codes are found on the back flap of the Resource CD sleeve.
In limited cases, they may alternatively be on the kit box.
What if I've lost my code?
I have a code, but how do I redeem it?
I have a code, but why is it not working?
If your code is not working, please complete these steps in the following order:
- Try re-entering the 16-digit alphanumeric code.
- Check to make sure that you have not already entered the code into your user account.
- Check with your church and fellow teachers to make sure the code has not already been entered into a different user account.
- Only if the code is not working after exhausting all above steps, please use the contact form at the bottom of the Downloads home page.
What types of files are available to download?
How long are the downloads available?
- Individuals must prepay unless billing a church. If you have permission to bill a church account, please call 800.727.4440 to have a customer service representative link your account to the church.
- A church or retailer with an established account can purchase products using either a credit card or invoice their RBP account number. Account payment terms are net 30 days from the date of invoice.
Availability of Quarters
Strong Adults is undated curriculum. RBP will carry previous quarters, as available, of Strong Adult curriculum.
When is Strong Adults available?
- UPS Ground
- UPS 3 Day Select
- UPS 2 Day Air
- UPS Next Day
- USPS Parcel Select
- USPS Priority Mail
International Shipping via RBP:
- USPS Priority International
Shipping to a PO Box
Most of these numbers can be entered on the carrier’s Web site to determine more exactly where your order is and when it will arrive.
How do I locate the tracking number on my RBPstore.org profile?
- Navigate to https://cart.rbpstore.org/Profile and sign in (if necessary).
- Scroll down to the Order History section and select the “details” button.
- A button for the tracking number will be at the bottom of the order information.
What is your return policy?
If you purchased your materials through a retailer or distributor, please contact them directly.
May I return unused Strong Curriculum materials?
Yes, in compliance with our Return Policy. The materials must be unmarked and in salable condition. Kit boxes must not be opened. No returns will be accepted without prior authorization. Please read our Return Policy for complete details.
How do I get a return authorization (RA) number?
There are two ways to obtain an RA reference number:
What is a return authorization?
Why do I need a return authorization?
What is the deadline for returning Strong Curriculum materials?
- Fall material must be returned by November 30.
- Winter material must be returned by February 28.
- Spring material must be returned by May 30.
- Summer material must be returned by August 30.
Undated adult and senior high electives may be returned if the course is still in print.
What if I return materials after the deadline?
You will not receive any credit for those items.
How soon should I expect credit to my account?
- Returns that follow these established guidelines will be processed within 2–4 weeks from the date received at RBP.
- Please keep in mind our goal is to process every return as quickly as possible; however, during heavy volume and peak periods, slight delays may happen.
- Once your return has been processed, RBP will mail you a copy of your credit memo.
- It is important that you do not take deductions on future payments to RBP until you receive your credit memo. Taking deductions from your account before credit is issued may cause you to incur late charges on outstanding balances.
Do I need a return authorization for damaged product?
What do I do if I received a product that I did not order?
- If a product is shipped due to a Regular Baptist Press error, please contact Customer Service immediately at 800.727.4440. The Customer Service representative handling the call may issue credit and/or send the correct product to you at our expense. If the product needs to be returned, the Customer Service representative will coordinate the return method of shipping at our expense.
I have a return authorization. Where am I shipping the return?
C/O Witt Management
680 Industrial Dr #1
Cary, IL 60013
Please remember that packages should be securely wrapped within a box or jet bag using packing materials so they are not damaged in transit. The return authorization number must be displayed on outside of package, and printed on a copy of the original invoice or packing slip inside the package.
What are they?
Every product bears the copyright mark © to indicate to the buyer and user that the material is
What if I have a CCLI license?
Regular Baptist Press, the publisher of Strong Curriculum, is not a publishing partner of CCLI. This means that song copyrights held by RBP are not covered by the CCLI Copyright License.
What You May Do
- You may reproduce items that clearly indicate they may be copied; e.g. handwork and craft
patterns and verse visuals.
- You may write an outline or draw a sketch from an instructor manual on the chalkboard, a
poster, or a transparency.
- In class, you may play the videos from the DVD included in your purchased Teacher Kit.
What You Must Do
What This Means To You
cannot use your church copy machine to run off student materials or to copy parts of a book to
distribute. Yes, copyright protection extends to copy machines, as well as any electronic retrieval
systems (such as websites), duplicating machines, and printing presses. The method of copying does
not matter. It is the act of copying that is illegal.