Scope and Sequence of Secondary Bible
Takes students on a journey through the story of the Old Testament, including both the Major and Minor Prophets; Special Studies: the narrative sections of the Old Testament are complemented by excurses that cover the “writings” sections (Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) of the Old Testament; Points students to Jesus Christ who will fulfill all of the promises of redemptive history prophesied in the Old Testament
Scripture Reading, Prayer Journal, and Memory Verses
Every section includes a Scripture reading (correlating with exercises in the Student Activities Manual that will help students observe the text); Every section includes Scripture memory (brief explanations about the significance of each memory verse is included in the Student Activities Manual); The Student Activities Manual includes a prayer journal in order to help students pray specifically and scripturally
Supports biblical worldview thinking by laying the foundational ingredient for a biblical worldview: the big story of Creation-Fall-Redemption
Academic Rigor and Skills
Asks critical thinking questions about Bible and textbook readings; Introduces Bible study skills: observe, interpret, apply; Each Unit now concludes with a Unit Review scaffolded according to Bloom’s taxonomy of learning levels
Number of Lessons
Divided for consistency: 8 units with 8 sections in each unit (9 in the last unit—functioning as a conclusion that points to the NT)
The Life of Christ
Develops worldview by demonstrating that Christ fulfills redemptive history and prophecy.
The Acts and Epistles
Demonstrates how the epistles connect beliefs and values to the big story of scripture.
Introduces students to systematic teaching of biblical beliefs and values.
Explains what a worldview is; Explores the role of presuppositions; Presents a positive case for a biblical worldview; Defends the Christian faith against major opponents, especially postmodernism and scientism; Relates the story of Scripture—Creation, Fall, Redemption—to major academic disciplines and cultural domains
Tells the story of Scripture in detail, applying it to worldview issues; Examines gender, marriage, and family from the perspective of a biblical worldview; Examines the creational structures of government, science, and history, then explores the ways in which the fall has affected these fields and the ways in which they can be pushed back in redemptive directions; Analyzes the truth, goodness, and beauty triad in culture and the arts, providing examples of fallen culture and art and culminating in a call for students to become sub-creators imaging the ultimate Creator
One memory passage for each of the 27 chapters
Number of Lessons
80 sections in 9 units
Ethics and World Religion
Prepares students to challenge unbiblical worldviews and navigate ethical dilemmas.