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BIBLE HISTORY Curriculum

“Hamilton County Schools is committed to providing students with a world-class education, which includes making sure they develop abroad understanding of the events, writings, and ideas that have shaped Western society and culture.” – Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent, Hamilton County Schools

FIVE BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES - OFFERED TO GRADES 6-12

Bible History elective courses are not religion courses. Courses remain historical and non-sectarian. Teachers are required to teach from a viewpoint-neutral perspective and instruct from a court-approved curriculum. In each course, students will be given the opportunity to critically engage with the text, and gain a general understanding of the ways in which the Bible has influenced world history, literature, music, art, and culture. 

  • Genesis - 6th Grade
    • In this class, students will study the narratives of the creation, the flood, and the Patriarchs, through the line of Jacob.
  • Exodus - 7th Grade
    • In this class, students will study the Ten Plagues, the liberation of the people from Egypt, the wanderings in the wilderness, the giving of the Ten Commandments, and ending with the death of Moses.
  • Life of Jesus - 8th Grade
    • This course is designed around the book of Luke to give an academic overview of the life of Jesus, including his early life and ministry, through the Ascension.
  • Old Testament Bible History - 9th-12th Grade
    • This course provides an academic overview of the entire Old Testament studying the three parts of the biblical canon, which are: (1) the historical narratives; (2) the books of Wisdom; and, (3) the Prophets. – Bible History Student
  • New Testament Bible History - 9th-12th Grade
    • This course provides an academic overview of the entire New Testament. Students engage in a comparative study of the four Gospels and trace the development of the early Christian church and Paul’s Epistles.

“This class has really changed the way I view and understand the Bible. This class has improved my ability to analyze and ask questions about the things I read and to consider the context of what I’m reading.” – Bible History Student

"...Whether a student is religious or not, this course gives us a knowledge of the foundation of our culture." – Bible History Student

"Bible History has made a difference in my life because I’m starting to understand the Bible more. The more I understand, the more I want to learn." – Bible History Student

“It’s important that everyone knows a little bit about the Bible. It has a huge impact on our lives and as a country.” – Bible History Student