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.

Birth of Isaac

Birth of Isaac Genesis 21:1-21 This story is very simple, yet extremely powerful. Abraham and Sarah had a son and they named him Isaac. While that...

God’s Covenant with Abraham

God's Covenant with Abraham Genesis 15:1-21 There was a problem. Abram and Sarai did not have any children. Any blessing from God would pass on to...

The Escape From Egypt

The Escape From Egypt Exodus 12:31 - 14:31 Apparently the final plague was too much for the hard-hearted Pharaoh. He just could not contend and be...

Golden Calf Incident at Mount Sinai

Golden Calf Incident at Mount Sinai Exodus 32:1-35 This story pops out of what has been (in Exodus) an instructional account of how to make the...

Moses Confronts Pharaoh

Moses Confronts Pharaoh Exodus 4:18 - 7:13 After the infamous encounter with Yahweh on Mount Horeb, Moses returned to his father-in-law Jethro to secure permission for...

Joseph’s Slavery in Jail

Joseph's Slavery in Jail Genesis 39:20—40:23 Joseph just cannot catch a break! His brothers threw him in a well and sold him as a slave, was...

Israelites in Slavery in Egypt

Israelites in Slavery in Egypt Exodus 1:1-22 The book of Exodus opens up after some 400 years since the close of the book of Genesis. During...

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 18:1—19:29 One day while Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day, he saw three...

Garden of Eden

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,...

Joseph’s Journey to Slavery

Joseph's Journey to Slavery Genesis 37:1-36 Jacob was third in line from the promise of God. The first was Abraham who the Lord told would have...

Birth of Moses

Birth of Moses Exodus 2:1-10 The backdrop for this story occurs in the chapter preceding (obviously). The king of Egypt has issued a decree that all...

Cain and Abel

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...