With The Complete Starter Kit from The Kingdom Code, I can teach my daughters money management skills with a Biblical context. Because I know our daughter has been dreaming of creating her own graphic novels, I recognize she needs to understand about money management and more in order to be prepared to become an entrepreneur.
According to their website, The Complete Starter Kit includes the Textbook, Student Packet, and Teacher’s Guide. These three components are everything needed to teach one student The Kingdom Code curriculum, and the Teacher’s Guide makes teaching easy and fun!” We also received the JR Budget Kit and The Kingdom Code Coloring Book to review as well.
The Kingdom Code is an elective designed as a 34-week course, (a full year) and ideally should be taught twice weekly for 45 minutes. It is Biblically based and has Bible verses in every lesson. Parental guidance is definitely required especially for the first eight lessons, which take about a semester while the student is building their business from the ground up. The students have to choose a mentor, create their business plan, and start their marketing strategies and work towards gaining money. Lessons 9 – 27 focus on maintaining a ledger, create an income statement, make calls as well as write thank-you notes to customers, and more.
During the course, students examine everything from what The Kingdom code is to Building Treasure, to developing a business plan, to keeping records, to savings, to discovering their gifts, as well as taking charge of their life. Periodically, they also look back at what they have done and accomplished. At the stage our daughter is at currently, we wanted her to use this material more to get ideas rather than earning money currently. She had been working on developing her “world” for her story but realized she needed to start all over in order to be satisfied since she recognizes that having the background world is important.
One of the key steps is finding a mentor, but so far we have been unsuccessful at that because of what she wants to do. However, as a blogger, I can help with writing. She has found people online to help with her artwork. Plus, her father can assist with the business side of things. So even though she is off to a slow start with her own business, she still is learning a lot from this course.
Because of the type of business our daughter wants to develop, certain things did not apply to her. We knew from the beginning, she was more likely to find her customers through the Internet rather than phone calls and other traditional means. Our goal in reviewing this course centered more on understanding money and business management rather than actually rushing to make money. As parents, my husband and I both recognize the importance of our daughter learning how to create business plans, manage money, and determine how to market her products.
Here is a sample of the type of artwork she might include in her novels.
The Student Textbook is a 244-page spiral-bound book which includes economics, budgeting, historical entrepreneurship, consumer math, Biblical codes, life skills, and practical thinking in order to capture the student’s imaginations. The lessons include many medieval ideas such as bravery, kindness, honor, integrity, and more. Our daughter really enjoyed the content and how the lessons were presented.
The Student Activity pages are contained in the Student Packet and include consumable worksheets for the students to complete. Our daughter found these pages interesting and worth completing.
Here are some sample activity pages our daughter has completed.
The Teacher’s Guide breaks the 27 lessons down into 68 daily plans. The lesson plans provide step-by-step instructions for the assignments along with providing suggestions and reminders. The answers to the Activity pages and the worksheets are included as well at the end of each lesson.
Our family appreciated how each lesson followed the same format and included Biblical passages. Our daughter appreciated the details included in each lesson. My husband and I also appreciated being involved in the lessons with our daughter. Because my husband ran a business with his father prior to going full-time in the Army Reserves, he was able to offer a lot of insights to our daughter. Since I have a degree in marketing, I will be able to provide additional insights to our daughter when we reach that stage.
Here are some pages from the coloring book.
Here is what the receipt book looks like.
As students complete lessons, they place stickers on the map to mark their progress. Our daughter was not necessarily interested in doing this particular activity.
We also received the JR KCK Budget kit as well. This kit is designed for children who are too young to complete The Kingdom Code. It is a great way to introduce younger children to the idea of money management. Because we have some friends with children who could benefit from this, I plan on sharing it with them. It includes stickers, coloring pages and more. Here is a photograph of some of the pages.
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In addition to money management and entrepreneur skills, the lessons also include character building activities. Our family looks forward to completing the remainder of the lessons in this program. So check out The Complete Starter Kit from The Kingdom Code, in order to teach money management skills with a Biblical context
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