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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. 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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Todd W.

Biblically sound

The Word in Motion is an easy-to-follow, highly engaging, Biblically sound, and beautifully illustrated Bible study textbook and notebook for every student. Rachael Carman has made difficult concepts easy to understand and has written a curriculum that will give your children a solid base on which to build. I highly recommend both the Old and New Testament volumes of The Word in Motion.

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.

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.

David &.

This will help your family move in the right direction

The Word in Motion is just what families need to get excited about learning the basics of God’s word! At a time when the church desperately needs to be more Biblically literate, this gets us back on God’s path and moves us in the right direction.


The Word in Motion Old Testament Bible curriculum 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. It tells the story depicted in Scripture in an easy-to-follow, chronological format that equips your student to know, live, and share the Word of God more. 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!

What’s Included In Apologia’s The Word in Motion Old Testament Basic Set?

This Apologia Basic Set includes:

When used together, these items provide your student with an optimal homeschool learning experience.

Bible Curriculum Overview

When we offer our students opportunities to learn in different ways (including movement), abstract concepts click, and learning sticks in new ways. Each Old Testament lesson incorporates multiple learning approaches—seeing, hearing, moving, talking, and repeating—in a way that engages your student’s head, heart, and hands. And when they complete the course, students will be able to tell the story of God and His people using a series of keywords, memory verses, and hand motions.

There are 30 lessons total in this course. Lessons 1–15 teach students the story of the Old Testament starting with Creation 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

Open-and-Go Daily Schedule

This course is designed to be done 4 days a week in 30-45 minute segments over the course of 30 weeks. A suggested daily schedule is included in the student notebook so your student easily understands what is expected of them each day, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your student and family.

Lesson Plans and Materials

As a parent, you guide your student through the Old Testament coursework. We include a variety of teaching tools for you to leverage so you can do this with confidence. Teaching tools for this course 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.

Engaging Video Lessons Included

Each lesson begins with a short 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.

Watch Lesson 1 of the free streaming video lessons that are included.

Key Word Memorization

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.

Scripture Memorization

Throughout each lesson in the curriculum, students will memorize passages from Scripture.

Biblical 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.

Discussion Questions

Five discussion questions are provided to encourage thoughtfulness and discussion regarding the narrative and the people and events that were covered.

In-Depth Character Study

This is a one-page, first-person profile of a key Bible character told from the character’s perspective. Some of these profiles are funny, 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.

Introduction to Apologetics

The content of The Word in Motion courses is non-denominational. However, basic doctrines and apologetics that have been 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.

Focus on 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 together or as individuals.

Meet the Author

Rachael Carman

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.8 in







What's Included?

The Word in Motion Old Testament Textbook

Apologia’s The Word in Motion Old Testament textbook 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

The Word in Motion Old Testament Notebooking Journal

This notebooking journal is designed to be used with Apologia’s The Word in Motion Old Testament textbook. The notebooking journal enables students to personalize what they learn and includes a variety of activities to help students engage with God’s Word. Recommended Grade Level: K-8th Grade

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Watch Lesson 1 of the free streaming video lessons that are included.

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