General Questions about Grapevine Studies
1. How do the old levels compare to the new levels?
In the summer of 2017 we updated our overview books. Here is the chart.
Beginner = PreK-Kindergarten
Level 1 and 2 = Early Elementary
Level 2 and 3 = Elementary
Level 3 and 4 = Middle School
2. For what ages are Grapevine Studies Bible lessons appropriate?
We have many different levels designed for ages 3 to adult.
3. Can I teach children younger than 3 years old?
Yes, if they have a desire to learn. Children 3 to 5 need to be able to trace the stick figures. Children older than five should be able to draw basic shapes such as circles, straight lines, and triangles. We recommend starting with the PreK-Kindergarten books.
4. For what denomination was this curriculum written?
Our studies teach Bible facts and leave application to the teacher. Our curriculum is currently used in a wide variety of denominations on five continents. Please see the Statement of Faith for Grapevine Studies.
5. What is your return policy?
Grapevine Studies will happily refund your purchase amount, not including shipping to and from your address, for materials returned to us within 30 days of receipt of materials. A restocking fee of 20% of total merchandise will be charged on all returned items. Materials must be returned in “New Condition” with no marks, bent pages, no writing, etc. Damaged materials will be refunded at 50% of the purchase price. EBooks and eLessons are non-refundable but eligible for exchange.
6. If we are just starting to teach the curriculum, where do we start?
Begin at or above the recommended age level. We recommend beginning with the Old Testament Overview.
7. Will I miss anything if I start with an older level?
No, with each level we cover the same basic information; we simply add more Scripture reading, memorization, and study skills to each level.
8. Can I teach multiple ages with these studies?
Yes! Many of our studies work together to teach multiple ages using only one teacher book. All our Topical Studies (Esther, Ruth, Joseph, etc) can be taught ages 3 and up. Our Old and New Testament Overviews Early Elementary, Elementary and Middle School levels are compatible can be taught together using the Master Teacher books.
9. Do I need a teacher manual for each level I am teaching?
Only our PreK-Kindergarten program has its own teacher manual. The Master Teacher books will teach Early Elementary, Elementary and Middle School levels.
10. What is the difference between PreK-Kindergarten and Early Elementary?
The PreK-Kindergarten program focuses on the main accounts of the Bible. In Early Elementary, students are introduced to the Bible timeline and continue to learn about the major characters and events of the Bible. PreK-Kindergarten and Early Elementary studies have students drawing two sets of stick figures per page.
11. What is the difference between Early Elementary and Elementary?
Elementary students continue to memorize additional Bible facts while being introduced to basic Bible geography. PreK-Kindergarten and Early Elementary levels draw two sets of stick figures per page while Elementary students have four drawings per page. In addition to memory verses Level 2 students also learn:
Old Testament facts:
Books of the Old Testament
Twelve Sons of Jacob
New Testament facts:
Books of the New Testament
The Twelve Apostles
The Apostles Creed
12. What is the difference between Elementary and Middle School?
Middle School students learn where the books of the Bible fit into the Bible timeline, basic Bible geography, and how to use Bible study tools including a Bible concordance, Bible dictionary, and topical Bible.
13. May I make copies of Grapevine Studies books?
No, if you are purchasing physical books.
Yes, by purchasing the eBooks copies for your family, or classroom.
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14. My student does not read at grade level. Will this prevent him from using this curriculum?
No, teachers or other students can read the written information to the student without hindering learning.
15. My student does not write at grade level. Will this prevent her from using this curriculum?
No, most of the student work is drawing stick figures. Other writing activities can be completed verbally instead of in written form.
16. What colors do I use to teach?
You will need the 8 basic colors: purple, red, blue, brown, black, yellow, orange, and green. Here is a brief outline of the color scheme.
Purple: Reserved for references to God, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Usually we use a purple triangle to reference God or God the Father, a purple cross for Jesus, and a purple bird for the Holy Spirit. We also use purple for the Tabernacle, the Temple, and the Gospel.
Blue: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the children of Israel, Star of David, Samuel, Nehemiah, the country of Judah, Kings of Judah, Babylon, water, Jews, religious leaders, (comma) and men in general.
Green: Creation, the kings (Saul, David, Solomon), prophets, Daniel, money, the Disciples, and the Wise Men.
Yellow: Glory, sun, moon, stars, spies (the ten who wanted to return to Egypt), Pilate, angels, camels, articles in the Temple and Tabernacle, lions, and the Armor of God.
Orange: Joseph, Joshua, Elizabeth, and Stephen.
Red: Heart of Man, Moses, Ruth, Esther, the country of Israel, Kings of Israel, Assyria, blood, and women in general, cup (Last Supper), Saul/Paul, Romans, Satan, and demons.
Brown: Noah, Job, Egypt, the Desert, Ezra, John the Baptist, bread, animals, the cross and the tomb.
Black: Sin, Tower of Babel, the Law, Herod, darkness, animals and idols.