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2nd Grade Bible


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									                                          2nd Grade Bible
                                         Curriculum Guide
   I.   Introduction
        Bible is the most important subject in our Christian school and is taught everyday. The
        materials provide an opportunity to present both Old Testament and New Testament
        stories. Stories should flow from the heart, mind and soul of the teacher to the heart,
        mind and soul of the child. The curriculum includes Bible stories, hymns, choruses,
        doctrinal drill, memory verses, prayer time and pledges to the flags.

  II.   Educational Philosophy
        In second grade, several fundamental Bible truths are the foundation for our curriculum.
        The main emphasis is on application of Biblical principles to the students' lives.
        Knowledge of Bible content is a major key in the building of a strong Bible foundation.

 III.   Scope and Sequence
        Moses                                      3 weeks
        Joshua                                     4 weeks
        Daniel                                     2 weeks
        Job                                        2 weeks
        Esther                                     2 weeks
        Elijah                                     2 weeks
        God’s message, mercy                       2 weeks
        Ruth                                       2 weeks
        David                                      2 weeks
        Cooperation                                2 weeks
        Miriam                                     3 weeks
        Listening to God                           3 weeks
        Self-control/listening to God              6 weeks

IV.     Time Frame
        Bible is taught for 30 minutes a day four times a week with an additional chapel program
        one day per week.

 V.     Instructional Standards

                                              STANDARD 1
             The student understands the Bible as God’s story of the redemption of mankind.

        To meet this standard, the student will:

        Benchmark 2.1.1:          Understand how the Bible fits together as a book and has different
                                  types of writings.


Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
        Benchmark 2.1.2:          Understand the remarkable love and works of God on behalf of
                                  mankind and mankind’s various responses.
      Recognize that Jesus showed that He was the Lord by healing those who
                       were sick
      Describe that the Holy Spirit gave the apostles power to do miracles and
                       to speak boldly about Jesus
      Describe that the parable of the unforgiving servant helped the disciples
                       understand God’s forgiveness
      Become familiar with some of Jesus’ miracles
      Recognize that God did not leave the world without hope; instead, He
                       provided a plan of salvation

        Benchmark 2.1.3:          Understand that God has a purpose for his people which continues
                                  throughout history.

      Describe Peter’s role in God’s story
      Describe Paul’s role in God’s story
      Describe John the Baptist’s role in God’s story
      Become familiar with how the disciples were called
      Describe Zechariah’s role in God’s story
      Describe Anna and Simeon’s roles in God’s story
      Describe the Wise Men’s roles in God’s story
      Recognize how God protected Jesus and His family from King Herod
      Describe Daniel’s role in God’s story
      Describe Ezekiel’s role in God’s story
      Describe Esther’s role in God’s story
      Describe Malachi’s role in God’s story
      Describe Elijah’s role in God’s story
      Describe Elisha’s role in God’s story
      Describe Jonah’s role in God’s story
      Describe the roles of the Patriarch’s in God’s story

        Benchmark 2.1.4:          Understand God’s promises and his faithfulness to keep them
                                  despite man’s unfaithfulness.
      Describe that God promised to forgive His people if they served only Him
      Describe that God did not abandon His people but loved them and
                       continually sought them
      Describe that God loves and shows mercy to all His people
      Describe that God does not rejoice in punishing the wicked
      Describe that Jesus kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit
      Describe the birth of John the Baptist as one of God’s fulfilled promises

        Benchmark 2.1.5:          Understand how God worked through the nation of Israel to bless
                                  all of mankind.

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
      Describe that the parable of the tenants teaches that because God’s
                chosen people rejected Jesus, God offered the good news to the Gentiles
      Become familiar with the events that took place among the return of
                       God’s people
      Recognize why and how God divided His kingdom
      Become familiar with Kings and Prophets of Israel
      Recognize events that lead to the fall of Israel
      Describe that the Exodus was part of God’s plan for His people
      Describe how God brought His people into the Promised Land
      Recognize Israel’s pattern of obedience and disobedience during the
                       period of the judges
      Describe that God’s kingdom was united until Israel’s consistent
                       disobedience forced God to split the kingdom

        Benchmark 2.1.6: Understand the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

         Recognize that Jesus gave Himself willingly to His enemies
         Describe that Jesus died for the sins of the world
         Describe that Jesus suffered on the cross for our sins
         Describe that Jesus died willingly so that we might live
         Recognize that Jesus conquered death and arose from the grave
         Describe that Jesus ascended into heaven
         Recognize that God showed His love for us by sending Jesus to die for our

        Benchmark 2.1.7:          Understand Christ’s establishment of the Church and its growth.

      Describe that Jesus cleared out the temple to reestablish it as a house of
      Become familiar with Jesus’ first teachings in the temple
      Describe that the parable of the mustard seed and yeast point to the
                       small beginning of the Kingdom of God
      Describe that the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl teach
                       that the Kingdom of God is of great value

        Benchmark 2.1.8:          Understand the biblical use of prophesy and symbolism.

      Recognize that Isaiah prophesied about a coming messiah
      Describe John and his revelation’s role in God’s story
      Recognize what the new creation described in the book of Revelation
                       will look like
      Describe that the parable of wheat and weeds points to the final
                       judgment of Jesus’ heavenly kingdom

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
                                               STANDARD 2
           The student understands the Biblical concepts involved with making an informed
                                         commitment to Christ.
        To meet this standard, the student will:

        Benchmark 2.2.1:          Understand that we are created in God’s image for the purpose of
                                  being in relationship with Him.
      Describe that Jesus’ love included the Gentiles
      Describe that God created the world and sin destroyed this world
      Describe that God destroyed the sinful world, but saved Noah and his

        Benchmark 2.2.2:          Understand that Sin has separated us from God and made
                                  relationship with Him impossible.
      Describe that the parable of the workers in the vineyard teaches that
                       Kingdom standards and earthly standards are very different

        Benchmark 2.2.3:          Understand that God created us with the capacity to choose and
                                  our choices have consequences.
      Describe that our response to the gospel is to be like that of a seed that
                        falls on fertile soil
      Describe that James 1 teaches us that God wants us to control our
                       tempers and to listen to others
      Describe that the parable of the sower tells of the many different
                        responses to the gospel
      Recognize that the captivity of Judah was due to their disobedience

        Benchmark 2.2.4:       Understand Jesus as God incarnate.

      Recognize that even though Jesus was without sin, He was baptized to
                        identify with sinners
      Describe that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, thereby fulfilling God’s
                        promise to send a Savior
      Describe that Jesus came to earth to bring us salvation
      Describe that Jesus’ triumphal entry fulfilled the Old Testament prophesy
      Recognize how the Last Supper became a replacement for celebrating
                        Passover and it showed Jesus as a servant and a comforter
      Recognize that Jesus was betrayed and arrested
      Become familiar with the events of Jesus’ trial
      Describe that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath
      Describe that Jesus is the Ruler of evil spirits
      Describe that Jesus is the rejected one
      Describe that Jesus is a miracle worker

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
        Describe that Jesus is a friend of children
        Recognize how Peter’s confession points to who Jesus is
        Recognize the events surrounding Jesus’ temptation
        Describe the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth

        Benchmark 2.2.5:          Understand that Jesus’ death and resurrection allows for a restored
                                  relationship with God.
      Describe that Jesus died willingly on the cross for the sins of the world
      Describe that Jesus conquered death and arose from the grave
      Recognize that Jesus appeared to two people on the road to Emmaus
                       and to his disciples
      Describe that Jesus ascended to heaven

        Benchmark 2.2.6:          Understand that as God reveals Himself, we need to make a
                                  personal response of confession and belief in order to have a
                                  restored relationship with Him.
      Describe that God’s gracious generosity comes to all who accept Him as
      Describe that God requires us to repent of our sins
      Describe that we must respond faithfully when we hear God’s word
      Describe that Jesus sent his disciples to the Jewish people to tell them to

                                                 STANDARD 3
               The student is able to live out Christian love, obedience and service in ways
                                   appropriate for their spiritual maturity.

        To meet this standard, the student will:

        Benchmark 2.3.1:          Be caring to others and ourselves by following Jesus’ example

      Show caring attitudes about others’ work in the classroom as well as own
      Practice good stewardship by taking care of the environment and
                       everything else God has given us
      Show empathy towards others’ joys and struggles
      Show signs of loving others how God loves us

        Benchmark 2.3.2:          Be holy as God wants us to be holy

      Use appropriate language at all times, which means no dirty and vulgar

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
                         talk as well as not taking the Lord’s name in vain
        Dress appropriately by not wearing anything too revealing and or that
                         may contain unholy messages
        Tell the truth and take responsibility for any mistakes
        Be trustworthy with other students and all school personnel

        Benchmark 2.3.3:       Be respectful in ways the honors God

      Respect themselves by practicing good personal hygiene, dressing neatly
                       and being proud of being a unique creation of God
      Respect others by not touching them, by not fighting, by not putting
                       others down and respect adults by addressing them by their formal
      Respect property by using trash cans, keeping desks, lockers and walls
      Respect others’ property by borrowing things only when permission has
                       been granted and will not browse in other people’s desks without

        Benchmark 2.3.4:       Be inviting because Christ treated everyone as important

      Greet people by looking into their eyes when they talk to us
      Accept all people for who they are (no judging based on any physical
      Invite the whole class if passing out party invitations
      Include others in groups, on teams, and on the playground
      Making all visitors feel welcome at our school

        Benchmark 2.3.5:          Succeed as God wants us to be successful

         Define success by each student’s potential, not by comparison
         Develop God’s gifts to themselves with the help of the school
         Work hard to learn
         Believe that everyone can succeed

        Benchmark 2.3.6:          Develop and display good teamwork

      Recognize that we are all part of God’s team
      Display the ability to work in any group and participate for the better of
                       that group
      Practice good sportsmanship in all aspects of school from grades to
                       sporting events

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
        Benchmark 2.3.7:          Display good listening skills

         Listen and not talk when the teacher is talking
         Listen and not talk when it’s another student’s turn to talk
         Make good eye contact when others speak to us
         Remember and do what we are asked to do

        Benchmark 2.3.8:          Display a desire for inquiry

         Want to know why, not just what
         Display a curiosity to explore God’s creation
         Read, discuss, and think of questions
         Be involved in assignments and projects that go beyond easy and normal
         Try to understand God’s word and begin to practice the word

        Benchmark 2.3.9:          Display kindness in a way that honors Jesus

      Be good friends by being kind to everyone
      Treat others as we would want to be treated
      Be positive about others, not writing mean notes or saying mean things to,
                       or about others

        Benchmark 2.3.10:         Put forth the effort to do everything the best way possible

      Make an effort not an excuse
      Show pride in doing their own work
      Persevere until an assignment or project is finished
      Use given time in class wisely for working on assignments or homework

VI.     Instructional Objectives
        The student will…
                   1. define the terms humility, courage and diligence as demonstrated in the
                        life of Moses. (week 1-3)
                   2. describe ways Joshua demonstrated loving, obeying and trusting God.
                        (week 4-7)
                   3. describe how Daniel was faithful and made successful as he followed
                        God’s plan. (week 8, 9)
                   4. identify how Job controlled his tongue. (week 10)
                   5. define patience and self-control as they study Job’s life. (weeks 10, 11)
                   6. list ways that listening to wise advice benefited Esther. (week 12)
                   7. identify ways Ester demonstrated unselfishness. (week 13)
                   8. describe how Elijah listened to and was bold for God. (weeks 14, 15)
Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1
                     9. learn about God’s message, His mercy, and His compassion. (weeks 16-
                     10. discover the benefits of being a loyal and loving servant from studying the
                         life of Ruth. (weeks 19, 20)
                     11. tell how God protected David and why it was important for David to
                         repent. (weeks 21, 22)
                     12. discuss scenarios involving cooperation and standing for what is right.
                         (weeks 23, 24)
                     13. describe how Miriam praised God and aubmitted to authority. (weeks 25-
                     14. list some benefits of listening to God. (weeks 28-30)
                     15. define and give examples of encouragement and self-control. (weeks 31-

VII.    Biblical Integration
        Biblical integration is so extensive and pervasive throughout the curriculum that it has
        been included in the objectives. Please refer to section VI.

VIII.   Instructional Methods
        This course is taught through the use of teacher-directed instruction, hands-on
        application activities in the student workbook, guided-application activities included in
        the teacher’s handbook. The use of projects helps engage students in another level of
        learning. The students also memorize Scripture to help them remember God’s word.

 IX.    Evaluation
        The means of evaluation in this class include recitation or written evaluation of Bible
        verses, completion of unit checks/quizzes, completion of the student handbook activities
        and participation in classroom discussions and question/answer time.

  X.    Resources
        ACSI Elementary Bible Teacher's Guide
        ACSI Student Bible Workbook
        Visual Aids to aid in telling stories
        New American Standard Bible

Key: 1. Grade 1.1 Standard 1.1.1 Benchmark Indicator
FBS, Bible, Grade 1

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