The Divided Kingdom Overview

Friday, August 28, 2020
This is lesson eleven in a 13-week series that I used in my class. I wanted one quarter to introduce the Old Testament with a basic timeline of the people and events. The students can learn what happened in the Old Testament and how those events lead to Jesus. These lessons are a combination of the Life Overview Series and other lessons. I will show you what I used to blend several posts into 13 lessons. You can change any to fit your needs.
This lesson discusses the kings and how the Divided Kingdom happened. Yes, it is a lot for one lesson, but it is actually doable. We discussed the first kings and how the kingdom was divided. I kept the lesson to the good kings that were considered good kings because they obeyed God. Mostly. They tried. That would be a good application if there is time.  The lesson continues to explain the Big Picture. Keep in mind these lessons are slightly longer with very different application reviews. The visuals in this series have had a major update.
There are a lot of new information Anchor Charts and new posters for each king.
These are updated from the Kings series.
The list of kings is a lot for younger kids and boring. Especially if they can't read or just beginner readers. The chart can be enlarged as an engineer print if you prefer a large visual. An engineer print is a large (any size you want) black & white print. Try FedEx or Staples. (Ask if they give a discount for your church.) Click here to download the plain chart with permission to enlarge. I decided to print and laminate so students could hold the list and look at it and I can reuse them in future classes. I put the first three kings of Israel on the other side. The crown worksheet lists the good kings. Students can write whatever you decide during the lesson or after as a review. The lesson is a long one, so I have them write while we study the lesson. It gave them a break and gave them something to do.
I also used this Bible Timeline File Folder Game. I made the pictures into stickers (which they love!) and the students added to it each week. Even though we studied Jesus and Acts after this quarter, rather than removing any pictures, I printed those pictures already on the page along with a couple that we wouldn't have as it's own lesson.
Click here if you want to print the one I used with some of the pictures already in place. This includes the completed teacher's visual also. 
The original file has a teacher's visual completed. and a student file folder without any pictures on the timeline. All pictures will need to be cut and glued or made into stickers to use.

I always teach Esther and used a previous lesson. Click here to see it.

Click here to see Daniel which the final lesson in this series. (available next Monday)


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