Picture-Smart Bible Level 2 CD
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The Picture Smart Bible is a very unique way to provide your children with a visual overview of the Bible. Upon completion of the course, your children will have a pictorial reminder of the entire Bible and important points of every book from Genesis to Revelation. There is a page for each book, or sometimes a group of books (such as the Minor Prophets Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah), on which your children trace, label, and color highlights of the book’s theme. This hands-on approach to Bible learning leads to greater comprehension and retention of key moments in Biblical history and makes the Picture Smart Bible successful with a wide range of ages and multiple learning styles. And the best part is that Jesus is glorified throughout both the Old and New Testaments.
Here's how we suggest using The Picture Smart Bible: First, read through any book of the Bible, either by reading individually, corporately, or via book on tape. You can start with a short book, or read in traditional or chronological order; it really doesn’t matter. Then, gather as a family and walk through the symbols and their meanings on the designated page. Each page has faintly lined symbols for your child to outline and color in, each symbol corresponding to the teacher's information and Bible verses that illuminate its meaning. Most pages will take multiple days, even a week or more to complete. Then continue with another book until all the books of the Bible have been read. While there are suggestions for incorporating craft ideas if you wish, they aren’t necessary.
The Picture-Smart Bible is a perfect supplement or even stand-alone curriculum for children 4th grade and older. The Picture Smart Bible CD includes:
An overview of each book of the Bible
Instructions for what to say, draw, write, and read
Scripture references listed for further study
Student sheets to print and complete
Master drawings that provide a visual guide for the teacher
The Good News Starburst which highlights Jesus in every Bible book
We love the Picture Smart Bible! I have been working through it with my (currently) 8th grade daughter. I do my own pages along with her. We print out the student pages (faint outlines) on heavy duty card stock and use Prismacolor pencils to color them in as we read through the relevant passages in the Bible. So far, we have worked through Genesis to II Kings, each Bible book taking us about a month at 20-30 minutes/day. I use the given notes as a guide for what to draw, what to do next and then as review after we’ve read the Bible passage and completed that section of the picture. We find it very thorough, memorable, and enjoyable to complete. She is able to look back at previous pages and talk through the events. We highly recommend it.