Drawing a Time Line
It’s often difficult for students to get a sense of events happening in history, especially when a Bible passage (like this week’s) covers a long period of time with many events. You can show students how to draw a time line by demonstrating on the chalkboard or whiteboard, using your own life or anyone else’s life as an example. Draw a horizontal line, and mark key life events on it in the order they occurred. Students can practice the skill by drawing a time line of important events in their own lives. Then apply the skill to the Bible story. Individually or as a group, draw a time line of the events that happen in this story. This will help students to grasp the outlines of the story and to see cause and effect in the story’s events.