The Biggest Story Curriculum, Volume 2: History

Stories 21–36

Illustrated by Don Clark, By Crossway

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Children’s Curriculum from The Biggest Story Bible Storybook Presents Fun, Multimedia Lessons on Old Testament Stories from Joshua through Esther

Help kids understand the story of the Bible from Joshua to Esther with volume 2 of The Biggest Story Curriculum. These 16 lessons on key Bible stories—including the wall of Jericho, Samson and Delilah, and David and Goliath—have been carefully constructed by a team of pastors, children’s ministry workers, and content creators. Based on Bible stories written by Kevin DeYoung, with illustrations by artist Don Clark, each lesson creatively retells Scripture to help children in grades K–5 grasp God’s plan to redeem the world through his Son, Jesus.

Designed for use in a Sunday school, children’s church, or homeschool context, each lesson in The Biggest Story Curriculum includes an easy-to-use teaching plan, discussion questions, and reproducible activity sheets. These modular lesson plans provide comprehensive and integrated teaching with easy-to-follow instructions, fun activities, simple crafts, and more. 

Volume 2 is also available as part of the 6-volume Biggest Story Curriculum: Box Set, which includes 104 Old and New Testament Scripture lessons and a coloring and activity book.

  • Bible Lessons for Kindergarten through 5th Grade: Colorful printed materials and lesson plans assist pastors, children’s ministry leaders, and parents alike as they teach young people God’s story of redemption
  • Easy-to-Follow Lesson Plans: With “Teach the Story” and “Gospel Connection” sections, discussion questions, and activity and craft options, plus downloadable materials
  • A Companion to The Biggest Story Bible Storybook: Created by a team of pastors, children’s ministry workers, and content creators, the curriculum lessons are based on Bible stories written by Kevin DeYoung, with illustrations by artist Don Clark
  • Integrates with Website: Users can download coloring pages, activity sheets, and craft templates 

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Crossway was founded as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938 to publish gospel-centered, Bible-based content that will honor our Savior and serve his church. We seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.


Don Clark

Don Clark is an artist and cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio based in Seattle, Washington. He has worked with clients such as Target, Pixar, NASA, The New York Times, LEGO, and Apple. Don and his wife, Erika, have three children and live on a small farm just outside Seattle.

Product Details

Category: Education
Church Ministry
Children & Youth
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 152
Size: 8.0 in x 10.375 in
Weight: 15.71 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8899-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8899-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433588990
Case Quantity: 36
Published: June 06, 2023

Table of Contents

Lesson 21: The Walls Came Tumbling Down (Joshua 6)
Lesson 22: The Fight of Gideon and the Flight of Midian (Judges 6–7)
Lesson 23: Samson’s Strength (Judges 13–16)
Lesson 24: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Go Away (Ruth 1–4)
Lesson 25: The Lord’s Word and Samuel (1 Samuel 1; 3)
Lesson 26: The Rise and Fall of King Saul (1 Samuel 8–15)
Lesson 27: David Stands Tall (1 Samuel 16–17)
Lesson 28: David Sins . . . and Repents (2 Samuel 11–12)
Lesson 29: The Wise and Foolish King (1 Kings 3; 11)
Lesson 30: The Kingdom Cracks (1 Kings 12)
Lesson 31: Elijah Proves a Point (1 Kings 18)
Lesson 32: Grime and Punishment (2 Kings 5)
Lesson 33: The Boy Who Sought the Lord (2 Chronicles 34)
Lesson 34: Promises Broken and Promises Kept (2 Chronicles 36)
Lesson 35: Walls and Worship (Nehemiah 6–8)
Lesson 36: More Than a Pretty Face (Esther 1–4)

The Biggest Story Curriculum is a wonderful way to joyfully and imaginatively teach the Scriptures as a unified whole with a central message about the redemption of the world through Jesus.”

David Gibson

Minister, Trinity Church, Aberdeen, Scotland

“The beautifully animated videos, engaging lesson materials, and rich theology will make this the perfect resource for your children’s ministry.”

Jared Kennedy

Editor, The Gospel Coalition; author, The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible and Keeping Your Children’s Ministry on Mission