Veritas Press is a well-known company within the homeschool world. In fact, my brother just started homeschooling my nephew and he ended up getting mostly Veritas Press curriculum.
To facilitate this review, we were given a one-year family subscription to their Bible curriculum, VeritasBible.com. For over a month, my kids have been learning from it.
For this program, all you need is a computer or iPad and an internet connection and you are good to go!
The family subscription allows you to add as many students as you need. That is really great, so you don’t have to worry about multiple fees! And they will all be able to go through the program and learn the Bible at their own pace.
There are 128 lessons with the program. More than enough for a year long Bible curriculum.
Once you have your kids loaded up and ready to go, they just have to log in to the family account and choose their avatar.
When they do that, the first screen they see will ask them to choose which part of the Bible they will be studying.
All three of my kids started in Genesis to Joshua. As you can see above, it tells you what percentage of the program you have gotten through so you can see your progress.
There are 32 events that they will learn about in Genesis to Joshua.
After they choose their books of the Bible, it takes them to a screen that will tell them how the program works.
This was really great when they first started using the program so they would know what to do… BUT this screen (another one right after it) shows up every time you start the program, which ends up being a bit annoying for the kids. I would love it if they would change it so that once they have seen it once, they don’t see it again.
Anyway, after that, the map shows up that will navigate your child through the Bible.
When you first begin, those blue banners and stars won’t be there. It will just be the white circles. The banners and stars appear once those sections are completed. The ones with the stars on them show you how well you did on the test for that section. You can get up to three stars.
The first thing your child will learn about is creation. They will learn what God did in those 7 days of creation.
Then, then next section is titled, “The Fall in the Garden” and we learn all about the struggles Adam and Eve had in the garden and how they succumbed to temptation.
While your child is learning all of this, they are getting to know the two kids (whom are brother and sister) that are teaching them, Asher and Abigail (as well as their cat and a gnat that lives on the cat). They banter back and forth a little, like siblings do, which adds a little humor to the videos.
When your child clicks on the white circle on the map to get them to their next lesson, a box like the one above pops up. As you can see in the top right corner, there are 13 slides in this lesson.
In the lessons, there are memory songs, videos with Asher and Abigail, animated videos, quizzes/tests, reviews and flash cards, and interactive activities.
At the end of a section, there are quizzes/tests to take to see how well you remember the information. If you don’t do well on it, you can’t advance to the next lesson.
My 12 year old probably did the best with this program. He was able to sit and go through the lessons with ease.
My 8 year old said she thinks it’s fun, but she said she didn’t like some of the pictures. She said she pictured the Garden of Eden differently than the picture that was shown in the program. :) She understands that Veritas Press can’t make the Garden look the way it is pictured in everyone’s heads, because we all might picture it differently.
She really likes the cat, Teb, and the gnat, Tizzy!
She did have a bit more trouble with getting through each section, because she can’t read, so someone had to sit with her and read everything to her.
My 14 year old found it a bit too juvenile for her. She has asked if she can stop doing it. She’s ready for more “teen” bible studies.
I think my younger two will continue using it for their Bible studies next school year.
Information at a glance:
What is it? VeritasBible.com – A one year subscription based bible program.
For whom? Any aged child (although, if they can’t read, you will need to help them and my 14 year old found it to be too young for her… so maybe 2nd grade through 7th??)
How much is it? There is a free trial with no credit card required! … But if you’re ready to just get started… For a single student, the monthly price is $9.95, and the yearly price is $99. For a family plan (up to 5 students) the monthly price is $19.95 and the yearly price is $199