Year 1 - Torah

The first year of the Main Street Curriculum consists of 39 stories from the Old Testament Bible, specifically the Torah, which is the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Tabernacle at Mount Sinai

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Tabernacle at Mount Sinai Exodus 35:4—40:38 The tabernacle was one of the...

Sacrifice of Isaac

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Sacrifice of Isaac Genesis 22:1-19 "Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, 'Abraham!' 'Here I am,' he replied. "God said, 'Take your son, your only...

Jacob’s Dream and Marriage

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Jacob's Dream and Marriage Genesis 29:1— 30:24 Esau is after Jacob. If everything that was rightfully yours was stolen from you, you'd be pretty upset. Jacob...

Water and Food in the Desert

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Water and Food in the Desert Exodus 15:22 - 18:27 This section contains many stories of what happened with the Israelites after the Red Sea incident. Bitter...

Cain and Abel

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Cain and Abel Genesis 4:1-26 Sin—it has horrible, destructive consequences. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and now the rest of humanity will suffer from this evil...

Fall of Mankind

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Fall of Mankind Genesis 3:1-24 It seems like perfection lasted only so long, eh?! I mean, the third chapter of the first book in the story...

Jacob and His Brother Esau

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Jacob and His Brother Esau Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-41 Isaac and Rebekah were married when Isaac was forty years old. Rebekah, however, was not able to have...

Garden of Eden

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Garden of Eden Genesis 2:4-25 God has just created a beautiful world in six days. A world with light, water, land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants,...

Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai

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Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai Exodus 19:1 - 20:21 The Israelites were journeying across the desert on their way to the long-awaited Promise Land, when the...

The Burning Bush

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The Burning Bush Exodus 3:1 - 4:17 Moses was faithfully tending the flocks of his father-in-law on the far side of the desert. He came to...

Tower of Babel

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Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9 Thus far in the story, human beings have been thwarting the Lord God, our Creator, from the beginning of time—Adam and...

Joseph’s Family Comes to Egypt

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Joseph's Family Comes to Egypt Genesis 42:1—46:7 Joseph is second-in-charge of Egypt—Vice-Pharaoh. The land had just recently undergone seven years of great abundance and was now...