1. Recall facts from the previous lessons (Moses Disobeys; The Brazen Serpent).
2. Locate places mentioned in the story text on a given map.
3. Recall story facts and retell the story of Balak and Balaam.
4. Tell where on the Bible time line this story fits.
5. Discuss the problems encountered in the story when Balaam wanted King Balak’s plan more than God’s plan. Discuss how his desire for riches caused him to make choices which were not part of God’s plan. Discuss how the love of riches or other material things can keep us from wanting God’s plan more than our own.
1. Before class have students complete the review sheets for the previous lesson. (The Brazen Serpent crossword and multiple choice) - attached
2. Sing a few songs and go to God in prayer.
3. Review the previous lesson by checking the review sheets.
4. Read the story from the NIV Daily Chronological Bible. Use the Abeka cards for illustrations. Complete the worksheets from the “Our Spiritual Heritage.” (attached)
5. Use a map to show all the regions mentioned in the story as they are presented. Students will label their own map as each place is presented while telling the story.
1. Complete Lesson 4 “Walking With God” Year 1 Book 3
2. Work on memory verses and other memory work
Lesson Plan: Old Testament Session 3 Class #4 (no lessons 1-2)
Class: 2nd and 3rd grade Title/Subject: How Moses Left His People
4. Go over the map of Cannan using the overhead. Students should label the blank map as shown.
5. Tell the story of the Achan’s Sin and the capture of Ai by reading from the Children’s Bible Weekly together aloud. The A Beka cards may also be used. Read the story of Joshua reading the law from the lesson book. (Walking With God #10) Go over the answers to the questions in the workbook.
6. Discuss the following while telling the story:
A. The consequences of sin and how one sin can affect the lives of many.
B. Achan could not hide from God and was punished for his disobedience. C. Achan loved riches more than God. His whole family suffered because of it and the whole nation of Israel suffered for it.
D. God’s plans must be followed exactly.
E. The Israelites were still at Gilgal and had captured two important cities. The way was open for them to go further into Canaan.
F. They had been told by Moses to have this worship service when the law was read. The law needed to be taught to them again.
G. Compare their worship with our worship today.
7. Complete the activities from “Our Spiritual Heritage.”
1. Prepare Lesson # 9 and #10 “ Walking With God” (Year 1, Book 4; Orange)
2. Locate and label places on a map of Canaan, including Gilgal, Jericho, Ai and Gibeon.
3. Recall story facts from today’s lesson.
4. Retell the story of how Joshua was tricked by the Gibeonites.
5. State that we must pray and seek God’s wisdom when making a decision.
1. Open with a prayer.
2. Review the story of Achan and the story of Joshua reading the law.
3. Sing “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah,” “To God Be The Glory,” and a few student choices.
4. Go over the map of Canaan using the overhead. Students should add Gibeon to the map from the last lesson.
5. Tell the story by first asking the children to retell it in their own words. Show them pictures using the A Beka cards. Choose a student for each picture, have them stand in front of the class and tell the story. Fill in any details they may leave out by reading from the chronological bible.
6. Discuss the following:
A. The importance of praying and seeking God’s wisdom when making decisions.
B. People who do not follow God will go to extremes to deceive others.
C. Why the “strangers” came to Joshua.
D. The mistake Johhua made by not asking God what He wanted.
E. Mention that the Gibeonites were punished for their deception.
F. Stress that Joshua kept his promise to the people of Gideon.
3. Using the large floor map, review all the places that we have located in previous lessons. When children are given a label or a colored chip, they should be able to locate the places as directed by the teacher.
4. Play a game as determined by the teacher to ask review questions from previous 13 lessons. Include questions about
the time line and the books of the Bible and their divisions.
5. Sing songs if time permits.
1. Prepare Review pages provided by the teacher for homework. 2. Review all questions at the end of each chapter in the workbook.
Lesson Plan: Old Testament Session 3 Class #12
Class: 2nd and 3rd grade
Title/Subject: A New Leader For Israel(Lesson 1)
A Judge Who Was Left-Handed Lesson2)
Key Scripture: Judges 1-3
Specific Class Objectives:
By the end of class, student will -
1. Realize that God punished the Israelites because He loved them. Parents also punish children because they love and care for them.
2. Recall important facts from the lesson.
3. Tell why God sent judges for Israel.
4. Explain the cycle of the Judges.
5. Name the first three judges.
1. Open with a prayer.
2. Provide the crossword puzzle review for today’s lesson as students arrive.(attached)
3. Discuss “Approach to the Lesson” found in the teacher’s manual for lesson , p.56.(Walking With God Year 1, Book 4)
4. Discuss briefly the state of the Israelites when Joshua died up until the time of the judges. Using the A Beka cards and text, discuss the cycle of the judges. Use the wall diagram along
with the cards to talk about it.
5. Tell the story of Othneil, Ehud, and Shamgar using the A Beka cards and text.
6. Complete the review sheets for the lesson as well as go over the questions in the student books.
The Israelites turned to worshiping idols because those around them were doing so. We must never do things that are wrong just because others are.
While the Israelites obeyed God, they had peace and rest. As soon as they began to forget God, trouble came.
The Israelites made the same mistake over and over.
Whenever they repented, God forgave them and delivered them because He is such a loving God and wants what’s best for His children. We should learn from our mistakes, but realize God’s mercy and love for us when we do make mistakes.
1. Prepare lesson 1 and 2 in Walking With God, Year 1, book 4 (green).