|Why We Use a Timeline In Class.
|It emphasizes that the events recorded in the Bible are true and
|It is an easy way to visualize the timing and order of the stories
and major events in the Bible.|
|It is a good tool for teaching the children what is in the New and
the Old Testament.|
|It serves as a reminder of the Bible stories studied during the
How to Use a Timeline in Class.
|Extend the Timeline without details to the
present day. Ask the children to write their names and birth
dates on a piece of paper and hang them on the Timeline.|
|Ask if a person should read the Old or New
Testament if that person wants to read about the life of
Jesus. Then ask the children to mark the birth date of Jesus
on the Timeline.|
|Before studying a story, tell the children
the people mentioned in the story and ask them to find the people on
the Timeline. Then ask if the story and the book containing
the story is in the Old or New Testament.|
|Each Sunday, let the children add to the
Timeline a picture, Bible verse, Bible Truth, name of a person, etc.
that can remind them of the lesson for the day. The following
is a list of pictures you can add to the Timeline
|Add to the Timeline the date things were invented
to help the children learn about life during Biblical
times. For example, the children can learn how people might
have traveled during biblical times by hanging on the Timeline a
picture of a boat, wagon, donkey, shoe, train, plane, and car.
Then let the children decide for themselves how people of the Bible
might have traveled.||