You know to teach any child about history of the bible, it needs to exciting. It’s important that the history of the bible is brought to life. I feel as though that is done very well with the Drive Thru History® “The Gospels.” Dave Stotts is our tour guide for this travel through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He does a great job of keeping it lively but very informative. There’s something about being able to see where it all went down that brings it to life for you.
When I tell you that you and your child will learn a lot, I’m not kidding. There are 18 30 minute episodes, that dive into everything from the history to the geography of Jesus. You’ll learn about his birth, his life, death, and resurrection. I was excited to watch this with Mini. She is a visual learner. She’s heard the story of Jesus but being able to see the places really got her attention.
Episode 1: The Historical Landscape
Episode 2: The Announcements
Episode 3: Jesus is Born
Episode 4: Jesus Grows Up
Episode 5: Jesus Starts His Ministry
Episode 6: Jesus Returns to Galilee
Episode 7: Jesus Begins His Miracles
Episode 8: Jesus Teaches with Authority
Episode 9: The Sermon on the Mount
Episode 10: Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
Episode 11: Jesus Travels North
Episode 12: A Final Trip to Jerusalem
Episode 13: Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
Episode 14: The Last Supper
Episode 15: The Trial of Jesus
Episode 16: The Crucifixion of Jesus (this is tough for sensitive and young children)
Episode 17: The Resurrection of Jesus
Episode 18: Who is Jesus?
Perfect for All Ages
General age is 5th grade to adult but no matter how many kids you have in your family or ages, you can all watch these episodes together. There’s really no age limit and it makes an excellent homeschool supplement. Even as an adult I enjoyed watching these with Mini. Dave does an awesome job of holding your attention. It’s nice to take a break from the normal workbooks and use a new way to teach Mini especially learning about Jesus.
Special Edition includes Study Guide
This set comes with a 118 page Study Guide. The Study Guide has stunningly beautiful pictures. They are labeled so you will know exactly what you are looking at. It has a summary of each episode and questions that dig a little deeper. It also has recommended scripture readings. I used the recommended scripture before each episode so that Mini would know exactly where we were in the Bible. This helped her be able to cross reference the video with the scripture.
I love the evidence of truth in these videos. I love that Mini gets exposed to real history and she can see there are REAL places that support this history. The fact that Dave shows us these cool historical places and continues to teach us awesome content makes me super happy!
You can check out Drive Thru History® “The Gospels” for yourself and learn more about Jesus than you’ve ever known. Let me know what you think!
Drive Thru History® has really gotten my attention as a Bible History Curriculum. There are 3 other series and I think I’ll check out Ancient History next. It works really well for Mini. Not only learning but it seemed that her retention of what she learned was higher.
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