First Christmas Flash-a-Card Bible Stories
The Abeka Flash-a-Card sets help to make Bible learning a priority in your family’s life. From the perspective of a parent and teacher, biblical instruction can seem daunting and intimidating. This 8.5” x 11”, full-color, bound booklet comes with a separate lesson guide with scripted narrations for each image. The lesson guide can be removed from the center of the book so it does not interfere with the presentation. This series is used each year for Bible instruction. There are 34 images total, with 1 lesson covering The First Thanksgiving and 5 lessons covering The First Christmas. It includes 4-6 images per lesson. The lesson guide includes the narrations, scripture references (KJV), review questions for each lesson, and a section on how to lead your child to Christ. Check out our Flash-a-Card pdf to see the spiral cycle of these lessons. Can be used independently, but is intended to be used with the full Abeka Bible program. 60 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca
This spiral curriculum progressively helps students learn (and memorize) major Bible content and key Scriptures (KJV), Christian doctrine, and the plan of Salvation. Each year’s study systematically overviews key characters, events, and concepts from the Old and New Testaments. Teachers are given plentiful guidance: lesson plan helps and procedures; nearly scripted lessons; reproducible tests (with answers); and more. Most student learning and review work is oral, with periodic testing. Typically, the approximate 30-minute, 4-day-per-week plan begins the first half of each lesson with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, then a variety of songs (hymns, choruses, and more, aided by the included grade-level music CD). Next, comes Scripture memory and review (sometimes from previous years), other Bible concept drills (depending on the grade), and prayer.
The second half is the topic-focused Bible lesson. The Flash-a-Card® stories serve as each lesson’s hub. Although quantity and print format vary per level, these full-color illustrated Bible stories offer students a visual while you provide the lesson.
Each grade simultaneously introduces new material while periodically spiraling back on specific units from previous years, with the goal of deepening children’s Biblical understanding. So, you’ll note some periodic repetitive use of card story sets, typically repeating some units every other year. However, some sets are used annually: the Crucifixion and Resurrection; the Salvation Series (used in K5 - Grade 6), and the Life of Christ Stories series of 5 sets (used in all but 5th and K4). You can, however, start Abeka® Bible at any level since kits will include each year’s lessons and materials.
Grades 5-6 kits maintain the teaching methodologies and focus begun in previous levels. At these grades only “classroom” style kits are available, but they’re still appropriate for home school use. These pictorial Flash-a-Cards® sets, made of sturdy 12”x15” cardstock, are stored in a protective vinyl case, providing group teaching options and many years of use. In addition, you’ll receive a Sing to the Lord songbook and CD, a spiral bound Curriculum Plan, and Sword Drill books (providing children practice using their Bibles). The kit for Grades 5 or 6 comes in a large storage box, protecting your Bible curriculum.
The K4 - grade 4 kits are homeschool editions: these 8 1/2"x 11” pictures and detachable lesson guides are stored in a book format. Kits include a level of the Sing Unto the Lord song CD (Scripture songs, choruses, and hymns), the curriculum, and the illustrated Flash-a-Card®. Grades 3, 5, and 6 add a spiral-bound songbook with simple piano arrangements, lyrics, an index, and grade-level indications. See our website for grade level specifics. ~ Ruth
Compare the Flash Cards needed at each grade level: Abeka Bible Flash-A-Cards Chart.