Museum of the Bible Homeschool Curriculum

The Museum of the Bible Homeschool Curriculum will introduce your high school homeschool students to the Bible through the lens of Biblical archaeology and Biblical antiquities. Plus, the "augmented reality" app portion allows for a fun, interactive experience as students click on icons, take quizzes, and experience a number of models, artifacts, and maps in the app, simply by using their phone or tablet camera to hover over the page!
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Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $64.95
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    Stock No: WW082094
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The Museum of the Bible Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Teacher's Guide is part of the first level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This teacher's guide provides engaging class activities, which are presented alongside a reduced-size reproduction of the corresponding student textbook page. Each lesson includes goals, essential questions, and a summary (in grey), activities and discussions (in orange), and app activities (in blue). Little icons let you know whether the lesson has a printable handout, whether a white board is needed, and other helpful hints. This teacher's guide comes with a link to cloud-based downloadable activities such as pre/post assessments, links to additional content, handouts, and exams with answer keys.

Lessons can take approximately 45-60 minutes or longer; teachers can easily adapt each lesson since activities, discussions, and app activities have a little timer icon that shows how long it is expected to take.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

200 pages, softcover.

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $34.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW138940
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The Museum of the Bible Volume 1: Genesis to Ruth Student Edition is part of the first level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This volume includes 26 chapters that cover the Bible and the Bible's influence in history! Lessons introduce the Bible and explore the narratives of the patriarchs, Moses, the Exodus, and the Law; the early development of Israel and context of the biblical narratives; and the impact of the Bible on modern science, slavery, justice, and other topics.

Three types of (color-coded) chapters are included:

  • History Chapters focus on the archaeology and broader cultural context behind the biblical narrative
  • Narrative Chapters present key concepts, events, and personalities; these often feature Bible stories and broader questions like "Why is the Bible worth studying?"
  • Impact Chapters relate to the effects of the Bible on societies and culture over time

Lessons are incredibly colorful with many photos of artifacts, places, artwork, maps, and other artwork and engaging sidebars integrated throughout.

Most "Narrative" chapters are divided into phases:

  • In Phase 1, "Read the Story," students simply read the Bible passage and/or lesson
  • In Phase 2, "Travel through Time," students examine the background of the stories
  • In Phase 3, "Mine for Clues," students dig deeper to discover details and patterns that may have been missed on an initial reading
  • In Phase 4, "Use the Telescope," student look at how one story might impact other stories later on in the Bible, or how it might have impacted people who read it.

As students work their way through the book, they hold their phone or tablet - using the associated app-over the book. Then, on their screens, pop-up images appear as if rising out of the textbook; students can interact with these to watch videos, examine 3D artifacts, watch animations, explore maps, take game-like quizzes, and interact with a variety of other activities.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

200 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, non-consumable student text.

Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 2: Samuel  through the Prophets Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $64.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW082124
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The Museum of the Bible Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets Teacher's Guide is part of the second level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This teacher's guide provides engaging class activities, which are presented alongside a reduced-size reproduction of the corresponding student textbook page. Each lesson includes goals, essential questions, and a summary (in grey), activities and discussions (in orange), and app activities (in blue). Little icons let you know whether the lesson has a printable handout, whether a white board is needed, and other helpful hints. This teacher's guide comes with a link to cloud-based downloadable activities such as pre/post assessments, links to additional content, handouts, and exams with answer keys.

Lessons can take approximately 45-60 minutes or longer; teachers can easily adapt each lesson since activities, discussions, and app activities have a little timer icon that shows how long it is expected to take.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

198 pages, softcover.

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $34.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW082131
    Video

The Museum of the Bible Volume 2: Samuel through the Prophets Student Edition is part of the second level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This volume includes 28 chapters that cover the Bible and the Bible's influence in history. Lessons introduce the kings of Israel, Wisdom Literature, writings of the prophets, and significant figures like Job, Esther and Daniel as well as information on biblical transmission and translation, daily life in the Bible, archaeological discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the impact of the Bible in the formation of early American government, law, and culture.

Three types of (color-coded) chapters are included:

  • History Chapters focus on the archaeology and broader cultural context behind the biblical narrative
  • Narrative Chapters present key concepts, events, and personalities; these often feature Bible stories and broader questions like "Why are the Psalms so popular?"
  • Impact Chapters relate to the effects of the Bible on the foundations of America.

Lessons are incredibly colorful with many photos of artifacts, places, artwork, maps, and other artwork and engaging sidebars integrated throughout.

Most "Narrative" chapters are divided into phases:

  • In Phase 1, "Read the Story," students simply read the Bible passage and/or lesson
  • In Phase 2, "Travel through Time," students examine the background of the stories
  • In Phase 3, "Mine for Clues," students dig deeper to discover details and patterns that may have been missed on an initial reading
  • In Phase 4, "Use the Telescope," student look at how one story might impact other stories later on in the Bible, or how it might have impacted people who read it.

As students work their way through the book, they hold their phone or tablet - using the associated app-over the book. Then, on their screens, pop-up images appear as if rising out of the textbook; students can interact with these to watch videos, examine 3D artifacts, watch animations, explore maps, take game-like quizzes, and interact with a variety of other activities.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

198 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, non-consumable student text.

Volume 3: The Gospels

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 3: The Gospels Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 3: The Gospels Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $64.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW138939
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The Museum of the Bible Volume 3: The Gospels Teacher's Guide is part of the third level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This teacher's guide provides engaging class activities, which are presented alongside a reduced-size reproduction of the corresponding student textbook page. Each lesson includes goals, essential questions, and a summary (in grey), activities and discussions (in orange), and app activities (in blue). Little icons let you know whether the lesson has a printable handout, whether a white board is needed, and other helpful hints. This teacher's guide comes with a link to cloud-based downloadable activities such as a pre/post assessment, links to additional content, handouts, and exams with answer keys.

Lessons can take approximately 45-60 minutes or longer; teachers can easily adapt each lesson since activities, discussions, and app activities have a little timer icon that shows how long it is expected to take.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

188 pages, softcover.

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 3: The  Gospels Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 3: The Gospels Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $34.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW082162
    Video

The Museum of the Bible Volume 3: The Gospels Student Edition is part of the third level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This volume includes 26 chapters that cover the life of Jesus with a special emphasis on His teachings, as well as the culture of New Testament times, including the Herodian dynasty, the practice of crucifixion, and how ancient historians wrote about early Christianity. Chapters that focus on the impact of Christianity examine the impact of the Bible on worldviews, calendars, film, theater, and more.

Three types of (color-coded) chapters are included:

  • History Chapters focus on the archaeology and broader cultural context behind the biblical narrative
  • Narrative Chapters present key concepts, events, and personalities; these often feature Bible stories and broader questions like "How Does the "Feeding of the 5000 Compare with other Bible Stories of Feeding and Provision?"
  • Impact Chapters relate to the effects of the Bible on art, literature, and worldview.

Lessons are incredibly colorful with many photos of artifacts, places, artwork, maps, and other artwork and engaging sidebars integrated throughout.

Most "Narrative" chapters are divided into phases:

  • In Phase 1, "Read the Story," students simply read the Bible passage and/or lesson
  • In Phase 2, "Travel through Time," students examine the background of the stories
  • In Phase 3, "Mine for Clues," students dig deeper to discover details and patterns that may have been missed on an initial reading
  • In Phase 4, "Use the Telescope," student look at how one story might impact other stories later on in the Bible, or how it might have impacted people who read it.

As students work their way through the book, they hold their phone or tablet - using the associated app-over the book. Then, on their screens, pop-up images appear as if rising out of the textbook; students can interact with these to watch videos, examine 3D artifacts, watch animations, explore maps, take game-like quizzes, and interact with a variety of other activities.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

188 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, non-consumable student text.

Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Teacher's Guide
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $64.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW082186
    Video

The Museum of the Bible Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Teacher's Guide is part of the fourth level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This teacher's guide provides engaging class activities, which are presented alongside a reduced-size reproduction of the corresponding student textbook page. Each lesson includes goals, essential questions, and a summary (in grey), activities and discussions (in orange), and app activities (in blue). Little icons let you know whether the lesson has a printable handout, whether a white board is needed, and other helpful hints. This teacher's guide comes with a link to cloud-based downloadable activities such as a pre/post assessment, links to additional content, handouts, and exams with answer keys.

Lessons can take approximately 45-60 minutes or longer; teachers can easily adapt each lesson since activities, discussions, and app activities have a little timer icon that shows how long it is expected to take.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

202 pages, softcover.

  1. Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible Bible Curriculum Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Student Edition
    Museum of the Bible / 2017 / Other
    $34.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW138941
    Video

The Museum of the Bible Volume 4: Acts through the Book of Revelation Student Edition is part of the fourth level of the Museum of the Bible homeschool curriculum. There are four levels in total, each designed to take high school students one semester to complete; together these four levels take students through the entire Bible. Each level is comprised of one student edition book and one teacher's guide book, which are both sold-separately, plus the AR Student Companion App, which is available to download for free via your phone or tablet app store.

This volume includes 28 chapters that cover the narratives from the book of Acts and the rest of the New Testament writings. Chapters also discuss early New Testament manuscripts, the history of Christianity from its earliest days through to the modern missionary movement. Lessons also explore the impact of the Bible on family, human rights, architecture, and religious holidays.

Three types of (color-coded) chapters are included:

  • History Chapters focus on the archaeology and broader cultural context behind the biblical narrative
  • Narrative Chapters present key concepts, events, and personalities; these often feature Bible stories and broader questions like "How Did the Stories of Jesus Begin to Spread?"
  • Impact Chapters relate to the effects of the Bible on the modern world.

Lessons are incredibly colorful with many photos of artifacts, places, artwork, maps, and other artwork and engaging sidebars integrated throughout.

Most "Narrative" chapters are divided into phases:

  • In Phase 1, "Read the Story," students simply read the Bible passage and/or lesson
  • In Phase 2, "Travel through Time," students examine the background of the stories
  • In Phase 3, "Mine for Clues," students dig deeper to discover details and patterns that may have been missed on an initial reading
  • In Phase 4, "Use the Telescope," student look at how one story might impact other stories later on in the Bible, or how it might have impacted people who read it.

As students work their way through the book, they hold their phone or tablet - using the associated app-over the book. Then, on their screens, pop-up images appear as if rising out of the textbook; students can interact with these to watch videos, examine 3D artifacts, watch animations, explore maps, take game-like quizzes, and interact with a variety of other activities.

Written at a 9th grade reading level; designed for grades 9-12. Covers one semester. Scripture taken from multiple translations.

202 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, non-consumable student text.

Museum of the Bible Curriculum FAQs

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What is covered in the Museum of the Bible Curriculum?

Museum of the Bible's curriculum focuses on the history, narrative, and impact of studying the Bible. It helps students learn the Bible's content by introducing and exploring its narratives. It helps students understand the history of the Bible by examining artifacts and archaeology of the biblical world and by tracing the history of the Bible's translation and transmission over time. Finally, it helps students explore the impact the Bible has, and continues to have, on the world in literature, art, government, law, and more.

What's unique about this curriculum?

Outside of the first-of-its-kind Augmented Reality, which takes the student beyond the classroom, the curriculum covers key biblical concepts, narratives and highlights some of the discussion on controversial topics surrounding the Bible. The curriculum focuses on getting students to engage with the biblical texts and the Bible's history and impact in our culture, without teaching a specific doctrine or theology.

Do the volumes follow the order of the Bible?

Each volume and/or lesson can be taught on its own, but yes, the volumes follow the order presented in the Bible.

Do I have to teach each volume in order, starting with volume 1?

No, each volume is a stand-alone lesson that can be taught by itself or with other volumes.

Can I use the textbook with the (Augmented Reality) Student Companion App?

Yes, but it was designed to be used with the AR App which is included with each Student Edition purchase. It also allows the student to have a more engaging experience.

Can I use a laptop instead of a tablet?

No, because it requires touch screen ability and the downloading of the AR Student Companion App.

What Bible translation does the curriculum use?

The curriculum uses nine different English translations (KJV, NKJV, NRSV, NIV, NLT, NABRE, NET, ESV, and NJPS). For assigned passages not cited in the text, readers may select any version of their choosing.

Who wrote this curriculum?

A broad team of academic and educational scholars from the United States, Europe, and Israel have helped write, review, and edit the curriculum.

What is in the Teacher's Guide?

The Teacher's Guide contains flexible teaching plans for each chapter, including various timed activities. This pedagogical content includes activities for individuals, pairs, and groups. "Goals" and "Essential Questions" are highlighted in the Teacher's Guide to assist in understanding and communicating the main ideas of each chapter.

Do I really need the teacher's guide to teach this curriculum?

You don't have to purchase it, however, like other robust curricula, the teacher's guide greatly enhances the teaching and learning experience. Based on insights from the curriculum's authors and reviewers, it helps teachers identify each chapter's themes and central questions. And a major value added is that purchase of the teacher's guide provides access to exclusive pedagogical content in the UMS. This includes handouts and chapter tests.

How many chapters should my child complete per week to stay on track?

The curriculum is designed for the teacher to customize the learning pace based on their student's needs. At 45-60 minutes per chapter, students can take up to two academic years to move through all four volumes of Museum of the Bible's curriculum. Each volume is designed to take approximately 40 hours, or one semester, to work through with your student.