The Bible in the Ancient World is a comprehensive history
and geography Bible curriculum. Volume 1 consists of one CDROM
in PDF Format and requires only a Bible as an outside source to
complete. The curriculum is written to the student so no formal
teacher's manual is needed.
The 18 lessons covered in this volume include Bible chronology,
geography, and eight historical periods of the Old Testament.
Throughout the lessons you'll find:
- Easy to read historical commentary
- Inspiring and detailed photographs
of Israel and Egypt
- Charts and Graphs
- Maps which are used to trace travels and
events from the Old Testament
- A bit of humor scattered throughout
Each lesson concludes with
a Bible reading assignment that helps wrap up the lesson. Flash
cards are included along with quizzes that help keep the student
on track with what they are learning.
The Bible in the Ancient World is geared for 6th grade
and up, however it can easily be used by younger children
with teacher or parent help. The program can be used as
a one semester Bible, History or Geography course, but
could also be used by the non-homeschooling family as
an extra Bible study resource. It would even make a great
tool to be used in family devotional times.
I used The Bible in the Ancient
World this past
semester as part of our History Curriculum. We
used it in conjunction with two well-known homeschool
history resources, and it fit in perfectly as we
were studying History starting with Genesis. The
wonderful pictures and maps were my favorite part
as we were able to really "see" Biblical
history as we were studying it.
The only downside to this curriculum was the lack
of practical application. While a Bible reading
assignment is given at the end of each lesson,
it would have been nice to see a few projects
included. When using it in conjunction with another
program this isn't
a problem, however as a stand-alone curriculum
this is an area that could be improved.
We enjoyed using The Bible in
the Ancient World and I
would recommend it as a supplement to any History Curriculum,
or as a stand-alone Bible Study. Either way, you will
walk away with a comprehensive and detailed understanding
of the ancient land of the Old Testament.