HomeGrownKids Scope & Sequence
Our scope and sequence is a similar pattern to what we follow for history. (internal blog link) It is closely linked with my understanding of the Stages of Learning, which you can view here.

Birth to age 9 ( birth -G4)
>> If you have older children that are following the same sequence, it is easy to add simple but beautiful picture books into the junior schedule. Even better if the older children read it and discuss it with the youngers!>> Songs and memory work are of great benefit during this stage. (Colin Buchanan is a classic!!) We also go through the book, Training Hearts Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade.>> We go through the Old Testament – using a children’s Bible such as:

  • Day by Day Kids Bible.
  • Beginner’s Bible-NIrV ISBN: 0310926378
  • Family-Time Bible ISBN: 0842365761
  • Egermeier’s Bible Story Book ISBN: 0871622297
  • The Childs Story Bible by C. Voss

Devotional type of reading: Books like;

  • Little Visits with Jesus ISBN: 0570058074 might come in handy.
  • Little Visits with God ISBN: 0570058090

A few links(more to come)
Age 10-13 or (G5 – G8)
>> Review the same chronological cycle, if desired, but in greater depth. Pay attention to biographical stories and Christian fiction.
>> This is the time to develop or use a Bible timeline.
>> Songs and memory work are of great benefit during this stage. We also go through the book, Training Hearts Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade.

Bible reading:

    • Archeological Study Bible
    • Greenleaf Guide to the Old Testament


    • How the Bible Came to Us by Meryle Dooney
    • Genesis, Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick


  • Ben Hur
  • The Bronze Bow
  • Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of Their Lives and Times
  • Discover Jesus in Genesis: An Illustrated Biblical Theology for All Ages
  • God King – A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah by Joanne Williamson Timeline: 700 B.C., Egypt/Judea
  • Hittite Warrior by Joanne Williamson Timeline: 1200 B.C., Judea
  • Victory on the Walls- A Story of Nehemiah by Frieda Clark Hyman Timeline: 445 B.C., Israel
  • Jotham’s Journey A Storybook for Advent By Arnold Ytreeide as well as Tabitha’s Travels and Bartholemew’s Passage
  • The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible
  • Life in the Great Ice Age and others like this
  • Twice Freed by Patricia St John
  • Runaway and others by Patricia St John
  • Lots of Bethlehem books

Age 14 through 17-18 or (G9 – 12)
>> Time to tie things all together using a chronological and narrative approach.
>> Doing a survey of the Old and New Testaments is good, as is doing a study on the Life of the Messiah.
>> Consider biographies, historical fiction and unabridged Bible readings.
>> Pay particular attention to discussing thoughts and ideas, updating the time-line or Book of Centuries.
>> Tie all studies in with a Book of Centuries (Timeline), good living books, and a Bible Encyclopedia and other study tools.
>> You may also consider learning a little about Church history as the students get older. Biographies are great for this, and there are too many good books for me to even begin to mention.


  • Narrated Bible in Chronological Order – Chronological accuracy, easy-to-read format. Includes: Moses’ laws by subject; Proverbs presented topically; Psalms arranged by sentiment; Paul’s teachings integrated into Acts.
  • Archeological Study Bible
  • Serendipity Bible for Study Groups


  • How to Read the Bible for All its Worth
  • Wisdom Unit Study
  • Messiah Unit
  • Learn the Bible in 24 Hours by Chuck Missler (Literary narrative style. Great read aloud for older students)
  • 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders (this is more visual than the one by Chuck Missler)
  • For the Layman- Survey of the Old Testament by Kenneth Levy. This survey is a non-denominational, historical overview filled with foundational information every student of the Bible should have. Using a workbook, Ken Levy guides students on a chronological tour through every book of the Old Testament. Students study how the Old Testament was put together, its major divisions, and what makes it unique using the workbook and cassette tapes.
  • For the Layman- Survey of the New Testament by Kenneth Levy. Life and ministry of Jesus, the growth of the early church, the letters of Paul, and more in this workbook with cassette tapes.
  • 100 Most Important Events in Christian History


  • Proverbial Wisdom and Common Sense
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict
  • The Complete Book of Who’s Who in the Bible – provides readers with a complete listing of people in the Bible with descriptions of their lives and accomplishments.
  • Manners and Customs in the Bible.
  • Student Bible Atlas (Here is a great study guide to go with the Holman Bible Atlas.)
  • The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Bible History (and others) ISBN: 0825424623
  • Victor Journey Through the Bible is our favourite
  • The Case for Christ and Case for Easter by Lee Strobel


  • The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
  • A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (good series)
  • Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible by Miki Raver
  • Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse. This is the gripping story of a boy’s dramatic encounter with Christ on the Cross.
  • Lots of Bethlehem books
  • The Priest, The Warrior, and The Prince. Novella’s by Francine Rivers.

Church History resources

Bible Study Guides Bible Study Guide for all ages
Family Bible study!Positive Actions
Teaching a child’s heart and his head. Kindy, Junior High and High School. Teacher Manual and Student Book including memory verses and worksheets. Able to be used twice a week or 4-5 times a week.

Explorer’s Bible Study
Daily lessons from Preschool to Adult level, including activities, questions and maps. Apparently families are able to study the Bible together but using the different books for each level.

Deeper Roots
Has studies from grade 7-12. Inductive study.

Firm Foundations – From Creation to Christ
This curriculum is set up to chronologically teach through the Bible, from Creation to Christ! Extremely thorough.

My students will be completing a Survey of the Old and New Testaments and a great resource is the For the Layman series.

For the Layman: A Survey of the Old Testament and
For the Layman: A Survey of the New Testament

by Ken Levy
These are a set of cassette’s and a workbook where Ken Levy takes you through the Bible. Full of information and ties events and people together!

An excellent study! Study guide for the Holman Bible Atlas! This is a 69-page pdf download file.