We’re sorry. Discovery Interactive’s Life of Christ CD has gone out of print (its material has been turned into an online course. It has lost some of its “interactivity” and the kid-friendly quizzes after each lesson, but at least the “story slideshows,” some of its media presentations, and other random Bible quizzes are there.
⊕ Our outline and teaching helps are still linked at the bottom of this page.
We call Life of Christ CD “the Big Kahuna” because:
(a) It’s about Jesus, our “Big Kahuna” (master)
(b) It’s been one of our most popular CDs for years.
(c) And it covers so many Jesus stories that computer labs love it! -> 40 narrated multimedia lessons about Jesus, and an interactive database detailing his life and ministry.
(d) Life of Christ is particularly strong on Holy Week stories.
After 24 years of pushing the Sunday Software nut uphill, I have stopped sales at this site, DONATED all my Bible software and games to www.rotation.org, and updated and posted all my software guides there as well.
Because we don’t own Life of Christ software, it was not donated to Rotation.org. However, many of the Computer Workshop lessons at Rotation.org DO reference using Life of Christ — in case you own a copy of it. Rotation.org also has all my software lesson plans, many of which reference Life of Christ software.
Certain portions of sundaysoftware.com may no longer be available.
Learn more about our story (and closing). A HUGE thank you to those who have been with us on this wonderful journey.
LIFE OF CHRIST’S MAIN FEATURE:
40 NARRATED MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS covering Jesus’ life from birth to resurrection.
Each of these 6 to 7 minute narrated presentations concludes with a question for discussion and a 6 Question Quiz about each lesson’s content. This “lesson index” makes Life of Christ a terrific tool for Sunday Schools and home learning. The 40 presentations can be played through from 1 to 40 as a game over several hours or days (or classes).
How the LoC lessons are used by most our customers:
In most Sunday Schools, teachers ‘cherry pick” a lesson or two from the presentations that match up to their lesson for the day. After viewing the presentation and taking the 6 question quiz, we usually discuss the question posed at the end of the lesson. Then we roll over the eyeglasses icon on the screen and find a follow-up media/map/matching quiz that matches the lesson for the day (I’ve previewed this ahead of time). This all will take about 15 minutes. At this point, I’ll usually follow up Life of Christ CD with other activities, including other software-based activities. These software activities might include: working on the lesson’s memory verse in Cal & Marty’s Scripture Memory Game, or using Let’s Talk to create some computer-spoken responses to questions the teacher has about the Life of Christ lesson. By the time we’re done doing Life of Christ and the follow-up activities, we’ve been at the computer about 30 minutes.
Tip: I tell my kids they have to get all 6 quiz questions right, or try again. This makes them pay attention and they like mastering the quiz. The questions also present me with opportunities to elaborate.
Life of Christ does a particularly good job of covering HOLY WEEK and the MIRACLES of Jesus.
LIFE OF CHRIST’S SECOND GREAT FEATURE:
The Professor’s Office Bookshelf is a database of multimedia, interactive quizzes. and maps about Christ’s life and the New Testament.
You can see all these ‘database’ options on the graphic of the MAIN MENU shown at the top of this page. These resources can be used in conjunction with the 40 lessons -or separately. See our LoC Outline for details of all that’s on the Professor’s Bookshelf.
Many of the interactive quizzes, matching, and media elements tucked away on the Professor’s bookshelf COMPLEMENT the 40 lessons. In my Life of Christ lesson example, found in the Outline, I demonstrate how I have the kids go find and complete one of those Bookshelf activities after they have viewed Lesson 20 and taken a quiz.
How teachers typically use the Professor’s Bookshelf database:
Teachers tend to cherry-pick an item for their students to view from the Professor’s Bookshelf that complements the lesson presentation they are having their students view. The quickest way to discover what activities match which lessons is to roll-over the eyeglasses icon while viewing a lesson. This will show take you to a page of options for that lesson with links to items on the Professor’s Bookshelf which match that lesson. For example, if you are using the Road to the Cross lesson, you might also pick the MAP of Jesus’ last two days in Jerusalem. Or, if you’re studying Jesus’ call to the Disciples, you’ll find a link to photos of the Sea of Galilee where the call happened.
Age Range: 2nd through adult.
LoC’s optimal age range is grades 3rd – 12th. Many of us regularly s-t-r-e-t-c-h it down to our K-2nd grades. Just depends on the lesson’s content and the teacher’s ability.
Note: Only Version 4.1 works in W7, W8, and W10.
Life of Christ Outline and Teacher’s Guide
See Neil’s lesson plan on LoC CD Lesson 20: “Jesus Walks, Peter Sinks”
Not only is it a good lesson plan, it’s a good example of how to use LoC CD in your classroom.
See Neil’s lesson handout for “Jesus’ Last Two Days” …a Jerusalem map exercise.