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I have been watching videos from Drive Thru History® Adventures for a long while now. When I heard that they were coming out with a new addition, Bible Unearthed, I was so excited! It is all about archaeology! You don’t really hear much about archaeology anymore and I find it so interesting.
If you are not familiar with Drive Thru History® Adventures, they are a series of learning adventures. Dave Stotts drives around to different locations and goes through the Bible at the same time. They are fascinating!
Dave Stotts has been a favorite of ours, he has just an easy personality for these videos. In Bible Unearthed he is joined by Randall Niles and Dr. Titus Kennedy to make a sort of round table feel.
The videos are on the shorter side, about 15 minutes long. It is a lot of talking back and forth as well as looking at pictures from Dr. Kennedy’s travels. They show certain artifacts and replicas from his travels.
As you are logged in and finish the video, you can scroll down and access a printable worksheet and answer guide. The worksheet has the same information as the summary under the video, but there aren’t any images.
What we did is read it together after watching the video and then I gave the kids the printable worksheets. That way they could work on them on their own time and be reminded of everything that we watched and read before answering the questions.
There aren’t many questions, usually five, and the answers aren’t very long, depending on how much detail they are wanting. It is great to show retention from everything seen and read. What we have done in the past is just use the questions as more of a discussion and go through them together.
Also included is a Bible verse that goes along with the lesson, an optional activity, and some suggested articles.
For the Bible verse, I think it is great to read it every day of the week that we are on that lesson. They can choose to memorize it or not. Some of them are longer than others, so it depends on what you want to do. There are sometimes added verses that go along with the main verse.
The optional activities are fun! Some of them I really got into, like for episode 6 the optional activity is drawing pottery and then trying to guess the date and type of it. Of course, I love drawing.
Some of the activities are pretty involved, so depending on the age of your child you may want to make it a little easier.
I haven’t yet finished through the entire 12 episodes, but I took a sneak peek and there are some good ones coming up. Especially looking forward to episode 10 talking about Weird Archaeology!
We have reviewed other courses from Drive Thru History® Adventures: Acts to Revelation , The Gospels, and the All-Access. They have all been so great! There are sample lessons on the Drive Thru History® Adventures if you wanted to try them!