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The Word in Motion Old Testament Advantage Set

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Apologia’s The Word in Motion: Old Testament is the first volume in an illustrated, two-part Bible curriculum that equips students to know, live, and share the Word of God. As kids understand how the books of the Bible work together to tell the larger story of God’s love for people, they begin to understand God better and read the Word with purpose, passion, and real understanding.

Recommended Grade Level: K-8th Grade
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    • Student Textbook
    • Student Notebook
    • Audio Download
    • Streaming Video Lessons

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RD
08/20/2022
Rev. Dr. Newell, Author

Well-written lessons

This versatile, nondenominational, and thorough Bible curriculum can be used as a family or with an individual child. The combination of video, attractive graphics, and well-written lessons will enhance your student’s knowledge of God’s Word. In a world that needs more understanding of the Bible, I endorse this curriculum without hesitation.

JS
08/20/2022
Jan S.

Engages your children with the Word

The Word in Motion proactively incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles with lessons that lend themselves to students engaging with God’s Word, their parents, and their teachers.

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08/20/2022
Nancy, g.

Multi-sensory curriculum

It is wonderful to see this concept of a multi-sensory curriculum made available to teach the next generation the most important history of all - His Story!  The Word in Motion belongs in every home.

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08/20/2022
Aby R.

This teaches your kids the Word in a way that sticks

Apologia's Rachael Carman has created the most incredible Bible curriculum! If you desire for God’s word to be a foundational part of your family and children’s lives, in a way that sticks with them and keeps them coming back for more, then The Word in Motion is for you! God’s word is full of adventure, life, and discovery, and that is the heart behind this amazing curriculum! The Word in Motion is Biblically solid, engaging, and life-changing. I highly recommend it to any family.

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The Word in Motion Old Testament – Bible Curriculum for Homeschool from Apologia

The Word in Motion is a Bible curriculum for homeschool children and families that tells the story depicted in Scripture in an easy-to-follow, mostly chronological format. There are two volumes in this series: The Word in Motion: Old Testament and The Word in Motion: New Testament. This is the product page for the first volume, The Word in Motion: Old Testament Basic Set. Apologia’s The Word in Motion: Old Testament is the first volume in an illustrated, two-part Bible curriculum that equips students to know, live, and share the Word of God.

What Is Included in The Word in Motion: Old Testament Advantage Set?

 When you purchase this The Word in Motion: Old Testament Advantage Set, you will receive the textbook, Notebooking Journal, an audio download, and access to the streaming video via the Apologia Book Extras site. Instructions for accessing the Book Extras site is in the front of the textbook. Teaching tools include streaming video instruction, biblical narratives that tell the story in chronological order, discussion questions, character profiles, essential doctrines and apologetics, Scripture readings, full-color visual aids, an overview of every Old Testament book, and insightful articles that bring to life many facets of biblical history and culture.

The spiral-bound notebooking journal is a fun tool that enables students to personalize and capture what they have learned in an artful keepsake. Everything they learn will be processed and documented somewhere in these pages. Families will need to have one Notebooking Journal for each student.

NOTE: Students will require both the textbook and their own notebooking journal to complete this course.

The Word in Motion: Old Testament Textbook

The Word in Motion: Old Testament textbook is hardcover.  Working with a parent 4 days per school week for 30–45 minutes at a time, students will complete one lesson per week, or 30 lessons in 30 weeks. Each lesson incorporates multiple learning approaches—seeing, hearing, moving, talking, and repeating—in a way that engages the student’s head, heart, and hands. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to tell the story of God and His chosen people using a series of keywords, memory verses, and hand motions. Teaching tools include streaming video instruction, biblical narratives that tell the story in chronological order, discussion questions, character profiles, essential doctrines and apologetics, Scripture readings, full-color visual aids, an overview of every Old Testament book, and insightful articles that bring to life many facets of biblical history and culture.

Topics Covered in The Word in Motion: Old Testament?

There are 30 lessons total in this course. Lessons 1–15 teach students the story of the Old Testament in 40 key points and motions, starting with the creation of all things and culminating in the return of the Jews from Babylonian exile and the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem:

  • Lesson 1 Creation & Fall
  • Lesson 2 Flood & Nations
  • Lesson 3 Abraham & Isaac
  • Lesson 4 Jacob & Joseph
  • Lesson 5 Moses
  • Lesson 6 Passover
  • Lesson 7 The Law, the Tabernacle, Offerings & Feasts
  • Lesson 8 Spying, Dying, Second Law
  • Lesson 9 Joshua & the Twelve Tribes
  • Lesson 10 Judges & Ruth
  • Lesson 11 Samuel & Saul
  • Lesson 12 David
  • Lesson 13 Solomon, Bad Kings, & the Prophets
  • Lesson 14 Scattered, Exiled, Returned, Temple
  • Lesson 15 Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, & Waiting for Christ

     Lessons 16–30 familiarize students with each of the 39 books of the Old Testament:

  • Lesson 16 Genesis & Job
  • Lesson 17 Exodus & Leviticus
  • Lesson 18 Numbers, Deuteronomy, & Joshua
  • Lesson 19 Judges
  • Lesson 20 Ruth
  • Lesson 21 1 Samuel
  • Lesson 22 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles & Psalms
  • Lesson 23 1 Kings, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, & Song of Solomon
  • Lesson 24 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Hosea & Amos
  • Lesson 25 Jonah, Nahum & Obadiah
  • Lesson 26 Joel, Isaiah, Micah, and Zephaniah
  • Lesson 27 Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Habakkuk
  • Lesson 28 Daniel & Ezekiel
  • Lesson 29 Ezra & Esther
  • Lesson 30 Haggai, Zechariah, Nehemiah & Malachi
  • Quick Reference to the 39 Books of the Old Testament

Lesson Components You Will Find in Part 1 of The Word in Motion: Old Testament

Lessons 1-15 each include the following components:

Streaming Video Instruction:  Each lesson begins with a video lesson lasting four to five minutes. Author and speaker Rachael Carman presents a brief introduction to the lesson, providing background, context, and a related Bible story. She will then demonstrate the motion or motions that go with the lesson. More motions are added with each video lesson so that, eventually, students will be able to present a 40-point outline of the entire Old Testament complete with motions and keywords that help them remember each one. To access the streaming video instruction component, you must have Internet access and the password found at the front of the textbook.

Motion:  The first page of the lesson contains a reminder of the motion or motions that go with the lesson. 

Passage:  This includes the Bible passage(s) covered by the lesson. 

Take It to Heart:  A Scripture memory verse is provided for each lesson. 

Narrative:  The narrative presents key people, places, events, and important themes of the passage(s) covered by this lesson, placing them within the context of the overarching story of the Bible, usually in the order the events happened. The narrative is conversational in tone and is designed to be read aloud by the parent.

Let’s Talk About It:  These five questions are provided to encourage thoughtfulness and discussion regarding the narrative and the people and events that were discussed.

Character Sketch:  This is a one-page, first-person profile of a key Bible character told from the character’s perspective. Some of these profiles are humorous in tone or language, while others are dramatic or even tragic. Each profile covers important biblical events, lessons, and encounters with God as the people involved might have seen them. These are intended to help students understand that the Bible tells us about real-life events that involved real, flawed people.

Doctrine/Apologetic:  The content of the Word in Motion courses is nondenominational. However, basic doctrines and apologetics historically agreed upon by the church are presented in each lesson. Among the doctrines discussed are the fall of man, sin nature, worship, idolatry, sabbath rest, miracles, repentance, God’s sovereignty, giving, the problem of evil, prophecy, redemption, and many others.

Sidebar Article:  Each lesson includes an insightful article that brings to life a different facet of biblical history and culture. Among the topics discussed are altars, the rending of clothes, manna, the walls of Jericho, gleaning, famine, giants in the land, and many others.

Psalm and Proverb to Read:  Each lesson assigns students to read selected passages from the books of Psalms and Proverbs. 

Prayer:  Each lesson concludes with a prayer that touches on the themes discussed in the lesson. Students and families are encouraged to pray these prayers as a group or individually. 

Lesson Components You Will Find in Part 2 of The Word in Motion: Old Testament

Lessons 16–30 each include the following components:

Streaming Video Instruction:  Each lesson begins with a video lesson lasting four to five minutes. Author and speaker Rachael Carman presents a brief introduction to the lesson, providing some background, context, and a related Bible story. She will then demonstrate the motion or motions that go with the lesson. Students will learn the keyword for each book of the Old Testament and a hand sign to help them remember the keyword. They will also hear the memory verse for each book and learn how Jesus can be found in every book of the Bible.

Book-About Page(s):  Each lesson focuses on one or more books of the Old Testament. Each book is represented by a page summarizing characteristics of the book including its author, the approximate dates in which it was written, the audience to whom it was written, the nature of the book (e.g., narrative, poetry, prophecy), main characters, primary themes, the meaning of the book’s Hebrew name, (e.g., “Amas: Burden bearer), a memory verse, and a phrase describing what the book tells us about the character of Jesus.

Take It to Heart:  A Scripture memory verse is provided for each book of the Old Testament.

Key Word  A word or phrase is provided for each book of the Bible. This word helps the student to remember an important theme in the book.

Character Sketch:  This is a one-page, first-person profile of a key Bible character told from the character’s perspective. Some of these profiles are humorous in tone or language, while others are dramatic or even tragic. Each profile covers important biblical events, lessons, and encounters with God as the people involved might have seen them. These are intended to help students understand that the Bible tells us about real-life events that involved real, flawed people.

Doctrine/Apologetic:  The content of The Word in Motion courses is non-denominational. However, basic doctrines and apologetics historically agreed upon by the church are presented in each lesson.  Among the doctrines discussed are the fall of man, sin nature, worship, idolatry, sabbath rest, miracles, repentance, God’s sovereignty, giving, the problem of evil, prophecy, redemption, and many others.

Article:  Each lesson includes an insightful article that brings to life a different facet of biblical history and culture. Among the topics discussed are altars, the rending of clothes, manna, the walls of Jericho, gleaning, famine, dreams, and many others.

Psalm and Proverb to Read:  Each lesson assigns students to read selected passages from the books of Psalms and Proverbs.

Prayer: Each lesson concludes with a prayer that touches on the themes discussed in the lesson. Students and families are encouraged to pray these prayers as a group or individually.

Information About the Streaming Video Component of The Word in Motion: Old Testament

The Word in Motion: Old Testament streaming video component is accessed through Apologia’s Book Extras site. Instructions on how to access this site is located at the beginning pages of the textbook. You will need internet access to view these videos. They are not available on a DVD or Thumb Drive. Each lesson begins with the video lesson lasting four to five minutes. Author and speaker Rachael Carman presents a brief introduction to the lesson, providing some background, context, and a related Bible story. She will then demonstrate the motion or motions that go with the lesson. Students will learn the keyword for each book of the Old Testament and a hand sign to help them remember the keyword. They will also hear the memory verse for each book and learn how Jesus can be found in every book of the Bible. 

Notebooking Journal for The Word in Motion: Old Testament

A key component of The Word in Motion: Old Testament curriculum, the Notebooking Journal enables students to capture and personalize what they learn in an artful keepsake. This Notebooking Journal is specifically designed with the elementary student in mind and includes an abundance of activities to help kids engage with God’s Word. Everything your child learns in this course will be processed and documented somewhere in these pages. Therefore, each child will need to have his or her own notebooking journal. Please keep in mind that this resource may not be reproduced. Each lesson begins with a coloring page for the student to color while he or she listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson’s content. Following are activities designed to encourage creative expression and real-life application of what they’re learning. These activities also increase the student’s retention of names, events, the biblical narrative, and spiritual principles. To make the parent’s planning a breeze, a detailed schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal. This schedule clearly identifies the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal each day.

The Benefits of Using the Notebooking Journal

Apologia’s Notebooking Journals are designed to:

  • Facilitate retention and provide documentation of your student’s education. The unique personal written and artistic expressions incorporate both sides of the child’s brain.
  • Be flexible and allow for meaningful, multilevel learning. A twelve-year-old student may write a short essay and create an elaborate illustration in the same activity, while her six-year-old sibling may write one sentence with a stick-figure drawing.
  • Help students record experiences, observations, thoughts, and prayers.
  • Provide students tools for engaging with God’s Word and applying it to their lives.
  • Establish a written record that students can refer back to as they continue to explore the Word more deeply and grow spiritually.

Student Notebook

The Student Notebook enables students to personalize what they learn. This Student Notebook is specifically designed with the elementary student in mind and includes a variety of activities to help kids engage with God’s Word. Each lesson begins with a coloring page for your student to color while they listen to the daily reading. These pages provide opportunities for your student to learn actively while reinforcing the lesson’s content. Following this are activities designed to encourage creative expression and real-life application of what they’re learning. 

The Student Notebook is designed to:

    • Help your student retain what they’ve learned and provide documentation of your student’s education. The unique personally written and artistic expressions incorporate both sides of the child’s brain.
    • Be flexible and allow for meaningful, multilevel learning. A twelve-year-old student may write a short essay and create an elaborate illustration in the same activity, while her six-year-old sibling may write one sentence with a stick-figure drawing.
    • Help students record experiences, observations, thoughts, and prayers.
    • Provide students tools for engaging with God’s Word and applying it to their lives.
  • Establish a written record that students can refer back to as they continue to explore the Word more deeply and grow spiritually.

MP3 Audio Download

The audiobook version of The Word in Motion: Old Testament is the perfect accompaniment to the textbook for students who are auditory learners, slow readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult.

Two Ways to Listen

The MP3 files are provided in two different formats.

  • Option 1 – Download the traditional audiobook option of one MP3 file per module. Each module is a single MP3 file with 50-90 minutes of audio.
  • Option 2 – Download the MP3 files to your computer as a zip file containing shorter audio files that correspond with the tracks from the MP3 CD.

How to Access and Use the Downloads

  • You must create a customer account in order to download the audio files. During check out, either login to an existing account, or create a new account
  • After purchase, the files will be available in your Apologia account and can be accessed at any time. You will also receive an email with links to access the audio files.
  • Apple devices require MP3 files to be downloaded to a computer, imported, and synced to other devices via Apple Books or Apple Music
  • This product is non-refundable

Read audiobook instructions here.

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The Word in Motion Old Testament Notebooking Journal

The activities in this The Word in Motion: Old Testament Notebooking Journal from Apologia provide everything your child needs to complete the assignments, record what they have learned, and display their work. A daily suggested lesson schedule makes planning easy! Apologia’s The Word in Motion is a two-volume Bible study curriculum that equips families to read the Word of God with passion, purpose, and big-picture understanding. In volume 1, The Word in Motion: Old Testament Textbook, students will explore the people, places, events, and all thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. Each student will need their own Notebooking Journal to complete the course.

The Word in Motion Old Testament MP3 Audiobook Download

This download contains a complete audio recording of The Word In Motion: Old Testament as read by the author Rachael Carman. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners, slow readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult. 

The Word in Motion Old Testament Textbook

Apologia’s The Word in Motion: Old Testament is the first volume in an illustrated, two-part Bible curriculum that equips students to know, live, and share the Word of God. Your kids can know the Bible! Teach them to know, love, and live God’s Word by showing them how the books of the Bible fit together to tell the grand story of God’s love for His people. Once they see and know the big picture, even kids can read the Word with purpose, passion, and real understanding. The Word in Motion takes the intimidation out of teaching Scripture by combining streaming video instruction with vibrant illustrations, fun-to-read narratives, engaging discussion questions, and memorable character profiles. Developed in cooperation with Walk Thru The Bible, this curriculum also gets kids up and moving to help them remember the key people, places, and events from every book of the Bible!

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