Sword Training is a three-year curriculum designed for age four through fifth grade. Each year's content is organized around a 48-point timeline. The curriculum cycle repeats every three years, so a child will work through the entire Bible twice before finishing elementary school. The curriculum is designed so that a child can achieve mastery of the content.
Year One - Old Testament
Year Two - Life of Christ
Year Three - Early Church
This page has samples of the content for year one, so you can see how the content is organized.
Each class will use one set of timeline cards. There is one card for each story in a year, with a total of 48 stories. There are also cards for the timeline divisions (e.g., Age of Beginnings, Age of the Patriarchs)
Provide each student’s parents with a memory booklet. Encourage parents to review each month’s content with their children.
One of the best ways to review each month’s memory content is through music. Each family should receive a CD with that year's memory work set to music.
The first sample is of the memory work for a single month. The second sample plays the beginning and end of our timeline song, which covers all of the 48 stories that are covered in a year.
Each month, we teach some of the major geographic points from the stories that we are covering. This helps children learn that these are true stories that happened in the real world.
Timeline Art Pages
For younger children, we provide an art page to correspond to each of the 48 stories in a year. We provide these digitally for you to reproduce. You can cut out the number of craft pieces you need each week.