Sep 12, 2012

Timeline Card & Bible Story Integration - Pt. 2

Our timeline card and Bible story schedule has been working out really well for us in the mornings. I've received some sweet comments asking for the next installment, so, tonight I sat down with all of my materials, ready to make the most of the night, and. . . well, I learned that this schedule can only go so far (I don't know why I didn't realize this sooner... did I really expect to find Charlemagne and Zimbabwe in the Bible? Ha!). Bummer! In fact, it really can't go much further than the first six and a half weeks. So, the good news is that after TC 46 (Herod's Temple Destroyed by Titus), you can do whatever you want! For us, I think we're going to start at the beginning of the New Testament and read two chapters a day at the table after breakfast. If we run across any Geography memory work that can be found in the Bible, I'll read that, too (and I'll try to include those references in my weekly plans). So, here is the rest of our schedule:


Week 7
Day 1: (TC43) John 11:25-26, 2:19, Mark 15:21-38 (Death), and Mark 16:1-8 (Resurrection)
Day 2: (TC44) Acts 2:1-47 (Pentecost)
Day 3: (TC45) Acts 6:5-7:60 (Stephen), Acts 8:1-4, 9:1-31 (Saul's Conversion)
Day 4: (TC46) Mat. 24:1-2, Luke 13:34-35 (Prediction of Destruction of Temple)

And that's it, friends. However, there is a variation if you have littles and Day 3 is just too long. Day 5 is about Diocletian dividing the Roman Empire. The timeline card doesn't mention this, but Diocletian tried to destroy Christianity by ordering all the Scriptures burned and executing anyone found with them. So, if the passages about Christian persecution are too long on Day 3, you could save the story of Paul (Acts 9) for Day 5. And then, that really is the end of finding Bible stories that correspond to the daily timeline cards. But, if anyone thinks of another way to tie it all together, puh-leeze comment and share your ideas! :)

If you're just joining us and have no idea what I'm talking about, check out our schedule for the first six weeks here.

There is a little silver lining in all of this though - this schedule (albeit it's only seven weeks) repeats every cycle! :)

10 comments:

  1. okay, why didn't i realize this either? ha! :) i even did cc last year, so what's my excuse? :) thanks for sharing the rest of your work! i'm guessing we'll go back to our original plan of reading/drawing through the gospels after the first 6.5 weeks. thanks!

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    1. Isn't that funny, Beth?! I totally expected to have a schedule for the whole year. What was I thinkin'? Ha! :)

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  2. I didn't think about it either. We did CC last year too. DOH! I do love what you've shared though, and we're using it here.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Danielle! We've really enjoyed this schedule, and I'm so glad it's helpful to you, too! :)

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  3. Oh my! This site has been a life saver for me! Thank you for being such a blessing! I am tutoring for the first time this year, and prayed that my own homeschool experience with my kids would be nothing less than it should be as I prepare to teach other's kiddos as well! Because of this site, we haven't missed a beat. May God bless you for your time and efforts and sharing for free! What would I do without you! :) Love, Amanda

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda, for the sweet comment! I'm sorry for the incredibly late response, friend. I hope you're having a wonderful year! God bless you!

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  4. Ok, so this is the only line up? Just 7 weeks? Then we don't do anything right because the timeline moves beyond the Biblical time. Am I understanding this? Thank you for all your research so that this lazy Mom can mooch your ideas!

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    1. Yes, bummer, but 7 weeks is all we've got to match up to the Bible. All good things come to an end, I guess. ;) We still read the back of one card a day, but now we do a separate Bible reading. Girl, please feel free to 'mooch' away! Ha! I mooch ALL. THE. TIME! Glad you stopped by, sunshine!

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    2. Melody,
      I'm excited to find someone else wanting to use the History Revealed program with CC. We are doing CC this year and last year started Diana Waring's Ancient Civilization and Bible times. I appreciate the way she shares history through the lens of the Bible. We didn't finish this last year, so we are just listening to the Cd's and then may read some of history text before moving onto the next RRR in the series. Our children are 10 and 12 and will say older will get more out those parts The younger resource book is great and easy to understand and keeps things simple. The main history text/teacher manual has lots of ideas but not really having time to delve into that which I'm okay.

      I also would also recommend the Romans, Reformers and Revolutionaries. It has many people covered in the CC timeline as well if you aren't already.

      It's been fun learning how Alexander the Great was foretold about in Daniel and other things like when the Greeks and Romans entered the picture.

      Would love to hear if you are using this still and how you are working it into your program if you are. Thanks for sharing your work and hope it blessed you as well:)
      Teri

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    3. Teri, thank you so much for sharing! I would LOVE to use Romans, Reforms, and Revolutionaries, but just haven't been able to swing it yet. It's on my wishlist, though! I also LOVE Diana Waring's stuff; it's all excellent!

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