Mystery of History and GrapeVine Bible Study

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Mystery of History and Grapevine Bible Study

Finishing up my final school plans. Last on the list, deciding how to combine Mystery of History (Affiliate link) with GrapeVine Bible study. (Affiliate link)

I have never been a fan of combining curriculum, mainly because I get overwhelmed teaching one. I can’t imagine taking parts from 2 or 3 to complete, but my kids fell in love last year with stick drawing their bible study.

How to organize Mystery of History Vol. 1 and GrapeVine Old Testament Overview to flow together.

• GrapeVine Old Testament bible study has 46 lessons divided over 4 separate books. That’s not counting Lesson 1 of each book that covers the timelines.

• Mystery of History has 36 weeks of 3 lessons a week.

First choice, I am organizing Mystery of History into a 34-week schedule. I am going to combine the first 2 weeks and the last two weeks. If I get crunched for time toward the end of the year, I may also combine weeks 33 and 34.

Instead of trying to get all the GrapeVine lessons to mesh with the Mystery of History lessons I am just going to do them both in the order they were written. After matching up the lessons and going back and forth with the decision, this is what I decided. Grapevine will serve as review to the bible portion of Mystery of History.

I have blocked out Friday morning for GrapeVine bible study. We will do the timeline and both pages of the lesson. I will also do the 2 scheduled reviews after their corresponding lessons. This brings each book down to about 10 weeks. Now I have a 40-week bible study planned. Still not ideal to my 32 week schedule, but I may do some extra bible lessons over Christmas and Spring break.

Mystery of History’s (affiliate link) first lesson on creation is an activity on drawing out the days of creation. I will be skipping that activity and focusing on the stick drawing of creation in our GrapeVine Bible study. (Affiliate link)

If you really want to see how the lessons mesh together, here is my table of the Mystery of History with Grapevine Old Testament Beginners Level. Each color represents a different book of the Old Testament Overview, since they can be purchased separately.  Mystery of History and GrapeVine Bible study for Beginners

Mystery of History and Grapevine Bible Study

Here is my table of the Mystery of History with Grapevine Old Testament Level 1 and 2. Mystery of History and GrapeVine Bible Study Level 1 and 2

Mystery of History and Grapevine Bible StudyMystery of History and Grapevine Bible Study

Since I have never completed a timeline in my 14 years of homeschooling, my first baby step to that goal will be completing the timeline in GrapeVine bible study.

Grapevine Bible Study

I am going to have my boys cut out each scroll and tape them together. We will store the timelines in the pocket of their notebooks.

After printing out 2 copies for the GrapeVine bible study, I designed a notebook cover page for our notebooks.

Old Testament Notebook Page

Old Testament Notebook Page

 

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Comments

  1. I am planning to use Mystery of History with my boys, but am curious about Grapevine. I just couldn’t decide whether to get it for bible study or not. Is this your first time using it? How do you find it? My two boys are visual and kinaesthetic learners (busy and love pictures) and I struggle to find something that holds their attention.

  2. Stacey says:

    I did their Resurrection Study this past Spring. If you click the GrapeVine link in the post it will take you to their website. You can buy ebooks and not worry about shipping. I found the program at a blogging conference. My boys are visual and kinesthetic, you can even break the lesson up by doing a page a day. I may have to do that if getting both down in one morning becomes to much.

  3. I love Grapevine and the idea of using it alongside another curriculum is GENIUS! Thanks for sharing the breakdown of it alongside MOH, Stacey!

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