The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History
by Rob and Cyndy Shearer
This book outlines a program which will take you through the history of Israel by reading through the historical books, Genesis to Nehemiah,chronologically.
The Old Testament’s history of Israel is divided into 180 Bible readings (approximately 1-2 chapters for each lesson). Along with each reading are suggestions on how to cover the material with your children and keep it interesting.
For each reading there are a series of questions to help you focus on the significant details. There are also background notes, and suggestions for further study.
This book won’t answer all your questions, but it will give you a well thought out program of reading and studying your way through the history of Israel.
The book is intended as a first history course for the early elementary grades, though many parents are using it with high school students.
Suggestions are given for supplemental materials for varying grade levels. The companion background for the study of ancient Egypt is included in The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt.
“The Old Testament is the perfect place to start teaching history since it truly starts at the beginning.Many of us shy away from such a study because of the difficulties we might encounter, but the Shearers have made it much easier with this guide.” – Cathy Duffy
One of Cathy Duffy’s “Top 100 Picks for Homeschool Curriculum.“