Using the Topic Module in e-Sword

October 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm 1 comment

David Cox has some wonderful information and downloads for e-Sword. I found this one on making an e-sword topic module.

I’ve been using my bible curriculum and turning it into a topic module. In the end I plan to have all four years of the curriculum outlined with all my notes as four separate modules. The only problem now is to slow down and work on the section of Scripture I should be working on instead of thinking I need it all done at once–which is where I am now.

Here’s what I’m doing: (note: this will only make sense if you’ve read the tutorial I linked to above)
I created a new topic module labeled Year One. Then for my chapters I started with 00 Table of Contents, 01 Yr 1 Wk 1, 02 Yr 1 Wk 2, etc. I am going to make my table of contents show the general Scripture Reference with the Year and Week numbers so that if I want to go to a certain portion of Scripture to see my notes I’ll be able to locate the notes.

I have my Bible curriculum written out in a word document that lists what Scripture passages we are reading for each week and the different key sheets we are to work on (Key People, Key Places, Key Events, etc.) From this structure I have copied and pasted the info into e-sword. I can now add my own notes, notes from commentaries, references to other books, cross-references, etc. Anything I want to add that will help as I help the kids work on their key sheets. I think I’ve finally found a workable system for my bible study!

I posted this link several months ago–check out Living Life Between the Trees for her e-sword tutorial

If you are looking for more help, try the e-sword website. I looked at the tutorial manual and one of the videos and they were both good.


Entry filed under: Study, teach.

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  • 1. Melissa  |  October 29, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for the link, Stephanie!


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