Dr. Digalot, a famous archeologist and his sidekick, Canteen the Camel, lead the way as children study each week’s passage. There are twenty Dig Sites (weekly lessons) on the “expedition” known as Go and Make Disciples!
More information about Dr. Digalot:
Full Name: Dr. Likes T. Digalot
Place of Birth: Midda Nowhere
Favorite Pastimes: Discovering God’s Word, storytelling, keeping a diary of his discoveries…and soccer.
Collections: Books (especially the Bible), old maps, objects from his adventures that he keeps in his suitcase
Dr. Digalot’s Diary: A weekly “diary” entry helps frame the Dig Site (weekly lesson) with a whimsical twist and fictional plotline.
Time Warp: Activities designed to engage children in a fun way as they “time warp” back to the ancient days being studied
ARTI-FACTS: Important factis, Faith Words, other vocabulary words, and names of people, places, and things that children gather from each Dig Site. Most important of the ARTI-FACTS are God’s Characteristics–key qualities in God’s nature and being that are revealed as He interacts with the people and situations in the narrative.
Click here to view this year’s curriculum!
- Teaching Tips: Ideas for teaching the Dig Site in the most effective ways possible.
- Discussion Questions: Additional questions that naturally spring out of the narrative being studied to help spur thinking and conversation with the children.
- Dig Deeper: Extra ideas for leaders and groups who want additional study on the topic of the Dig Site. This section was also designed with home school families in mind. Suggestions include areas to study such as: reading, math, science, creative writing, and extra Bible study.
- Canteen’s Questions: Supplemental questions that appear only in the Leader’s Guide to help kids review the facts learned in each Dig Site. Since these questions do not provide multiple-choice answers, they require kids to think on a deeper level.
- Preteen Secret Passage: Takes each Dig Site to the next level, with special games, activities, and discussion questions designed with 5th and 6th graders in mind.
- Features for Beginning Readers:
- A storytelling component helps children learn the lessons a different way
- 20 Motions–one for each Dig Site (lesson)–help children learn the essential idea of each Dig Site through physical movement. When children string all 20 motions together, they will know the essence of the entire book they have studied.