A Bible Study method and curriculum that helps teachers and parents impart solid biblical information to their children using stick figures. They work their way through the bible, or bible story, or section of scripture, one small segment at a time, drawing stick figures to help with memory retention. They teach the student to read maps, work with a variety of biblical tools and improve memory work.
They break up the study into a four day a week schedule with Day 1 for doing the Timeline Review; Day 2 is Lesson Page 1, Day 3 is Lesson Page 2; Day 4 is the Student Drawing Pages (5-15 minutes). BUT it is SO easy to play around with it. You could do it all in one day like a Sunday School lesson, or break it up even more or not even do it four days in a row. Whatever works, works.
Supplies can be as simple as.. a device to display teacher's manual (or printed pages), a bible to share or each have their own, pencil (or pencil crayons if you like colour), and printed pages for each child. If you'd like to draw out the figure for younger children to copy you'll need something to do that with.. a dry erase board, an easel or a piece of paper. I used my laptop so if my lad needed creative inspiration he could see what they suggested. Sometimes he agreed and sometimes he did his own thing. :) We keep our completed pages in a three ring binder.
And they do.
He doesn't always keep all the names straight, but he remembers the stories. Like Zechariah going mute because he argued with an angel.
The lessons are set up in such a way that you could do one lesson a day or divide it up over the course of week. (We do the later, preferring to take our time through the lessons). Each lesson contains a bible verse to learn and write it out area, and a chance for children to say what part of the story they liked the most (or in my son's case, what part of the story caught his attention).
Well.. we like it. My son enjoys the creative outlet (most of the time). I like how they break the story down into bite sized pieces, enabling us to take our time with the story, and giving us time to learn a new bible verse. I like how they tell the bible story simply. Having us read the passage, and then as the student(s) draw their picture, giving words to explain it in simpler language if necessary, which ensures the important details aren't missed.
What did I struggle with?
Generally I don't find anything that makes me go "hmmm" but this time I did. The story of John the Baptist is with Zechariah and Elizabeth, but in the teacher's manual and student workbook, the name Zacharius was used. I have sent an inquiry in to ask about this as it just strikes me as odd. I honestly didn't even see it until I was doing up the review. And you know what.. it's simply due to different translations and how they well.. translate names. Here is the answer that I received.
When we wrote the books we used the NKJV, so the names are consistent. The difference is one of spelling in different versions.
STRONGS NT 2197: Ζαχαρίας
Ζαχαρίας, Ζαχαριου, ὁ (זְכַרְיָה and זְכַריָהוּ i. e. whom Jehovah remembered), Zacharias or Zachariah or Zechariah;
Vendor: Grapevine Studies
Received: Digital Product, ebook
Title: New Testament Overview Part 1: Level 3 Birth of John to Jesus' Ministry
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