Alexander Mackay God's Engineer (Heroes of the Faith Series)
Trek through the wilderness of Africa with the intrepid missionaries who answered an advertisement in a London paper to bring the “white man’s God” to Uganda. This Abeka reprint of Sophia Lyon Fahs 1908 text. The book tells the personal story of Alexander Mackay answering the call to serve God as a missionary to Uganda. This engineer stepped into obedience to God and this step took him to Africa to learn, teach, and save these children of God. A great book of missional work and introducing new vocab words and a window into different cultures and people. 198 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca
“My heart burns for the deliverance of Africa!” Stirred by the legacy of missionary David Livingston, young Alexander Mackay determined in 1875 to carry the gospel to the land of Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria. The Scottish engineer soon discovered a ministry among the African people that would earn him the title “Uganda’s White Man of Work.” Biography written by Sophia Lyon Fahs. 198 pages. Gr. 7–12.
Needing to assign a book report but are concerned about the content, people, and material that is out there to read and report on? This Heroes of the Faith Series from Abeka contains faith-based, biographical, chapter books that reveal certain aspects of Christianity’s complex historical past. Each volume is written in a way that is informative and influenced by the individuals that are featured in each text. Choose a different book each year from 7-12th grade to read and report on. Or, for avid readers, select a book a semester and read through this series in a matter of a few years. While these texts are suggested for use alongside the 7th-12th grade Abeka Bible program, they are also a great addition to any ELA program for reading and reading comprehension. ~Rebecca
New to the Abeka Bible series? No worries! Grades 7 and 8 are a great place to pick up this spiral approach to the Abeka Bible program. In these middle years, students review and build onto Old and New Testament knowledge. This program is easy to pick-up for your students wherever you find yourself in your Biblical studies. Lessons typically take 30 minutes, 4-days a week, and the Curriculum Daily Plan provides weekly and daily outlined schedules. These plans incorporate suggested hymns to sing, memory verses to study, and outline which lessons you are going to teach. While not scripted, the instruction is very thorough and will be an added benefit to structure your time while studying the Bible. These middle grades still utilize the Flash-a-Card images as the basis of instruction. On one side are large graphics for students to study while you, as teacher, read the lesson and information provided on the back of the cards. These are great visual aids for learning. If you are an Abeka Bible veteran, chances are you have the Flash-a-Cards needed for 7th and 8th grade. The additional cards you would need are Abraham Through Joseph (grade 7) and John the Baptist/Peter (grade 8). Check out our Flash-a-Card Cycle Chart to see the usage of content.
In Grade 7, as students are learning more about the Exodus story, they will review information about the Tabernacle and the Moses journey (these lessons are also used in Flash-a-Card Grade 5 Abeka Bible). Then you will learn more about the history and people of Israel, from Abraham through Joseph. In Grade 8, the study of Joshua and Judges (OT) is covered again with the addition of the book of Acts (NT).
Each semester units have midterms and final exams, plus additional quizzes. All this material is located in the Student Quiz and Test Book. The test booklet provides your tests, memory verse exams, review worksheets, test schedules, and grading rubric. The Quiz and Test Key provides all the answers to the unit’s quizzes, test, and exams.
In the Abeka Bible middle years, students move to the Sing His Praise Hymnal. This spiral- bound hymnal is a collection of traditional hymns to incorporate in your daily studies and worship. Outlined in the curriculum lesson plans are the suggested songs from this hymnal. The Sing His Praise Hymnal will be used from 7-12 grade. ~Rebecca
Compare the Flash Cards needed at each grade level: Abeka Bible Flash-A-Cards Chart.