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The Word in Motion Old Testament Basic 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. 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!

This is the Basic Set which includes the hardcover textbook, streaming video lessons, and Notebooking Journal. It is recommended for grades K-8.

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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 Basic Set?

When you purchase this The Word in Motion: Old Testament Basic Set, you will receive the textbook, Notebooking Journal, 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. Students 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.

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, 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 parents’ 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.

What Is Included in The Word in Motion: Old Testament Notebooking Journal

In this notebooking journal, you will find:

  • A Suggested Schedule for completing the video teaching, textbook readings, and notebooking activities using a four-day-per-week plan
  • Coloring pages
  • Let’s Talk About It pages, where the student can write or draw what they take away from family discussions about the stories and books of the Bible
  • Take It to Heart pages for copying and memorizing Scripture
  • Activity pages with creative writing and drawing prompts to help your child think about and better understand biblical events and concepts introduced in each lesson
  • Prayer pages for students to write or draw their own prayers to God and record answers to prayers
  • Visual reminders of all motions and keywords

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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!

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.

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