Bible Teach Old Testament

Teaching Old Testament

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Eleven lessons on Old Testament men and women, including Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Moses, Joshua, Ruth, David and Goliath, Amos, and Jonah. The introduction includes a general approach to teaching the Old Testament stories. Designed for unprogrammed Friends. Common themes: communication with God, non-violence and sibling relationships.

In 1988-90 the Religious Education Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting published eleven “Friendly Seeds” curriculum on Old Testament (Hebrew scriptures) stories. These were collected into a curriculum packet in 1990 and this is a slightly revised edition of that collection. While the stories are presented chronologically, we are emphasizing each story as an entity that can be used with or without reference to other parts of the Old Testament. Each chapter includes background material on the story, questions to ask the children, and several activity ideas. The original Seeds were prepared by a number of different writers so you will notice differences in style, format and emphasis among them. However, the general approach is consistent to help elementary and middle school age children appreciate these provocative stories. Through questions and activities children will begin to understand the Old Testament as a source of wisdom and knowledge which has meaning in their own lives.

Author: Barbara Caldwell, PYM Religious Education Concerns Group


Publisher: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Age Group: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years

Preparation Time1.00

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TopicsBible, Core Curriculum Training, Faith & Practice, First Day School Programs, Games, Lessons & Activities, Music

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