We covered Exodus to I Samuel 8 in Year 2--however some of these books we had previously read and so did not cover them in class but rather reviewed them. For those unfamiliar with the Old Testament, you may want to look at Overview of the Bible
Exodus-Joshua were done as a survey (select passage that together gave a complete overview of the books). From then on, we covered each chapter and verse.
Our classes were not dried up and boring. I always determined that there could be no death in our school. I couldn't take it, that would be too grievous. God's word is alive and we had to dig down in it. In Exodus, as we read about the tabernacle, its furniture, curtains, and boards, and sacrifices, etc. we were drawing them and writing in the dimensions. We made a model breastplate (a span in size) with construction paper and faux jewels. I looked up the stones and tried to select the plastic stones that seemed to match them best. We made a model of the tabernacle out of a shoe box. We had "Lunch with Ruth" based on the meal she had with Boaz and the workers. Hannah sometimes copied scriptures, or took dictation, or copied summaries that I had prepared for the chapter (in preparation for writing her own summaries in Year 3).
As we went along, it felt as if we were going to go on a journey through the scriptures and I actually felt like a tour guide. I would set the atmosphere with brief, meaningful, interesting introductions. We were actually learning together because my Old Testament knowledge was not that great, but I had basic understanding of the flow and substance of the Old Testament. For those unfamiliar with the Old Testament, you may want to look examine this overview.
It was in Year 2 that came to understand that the green sheets were the Bible and did not put a lot of detail on them like in previous versions. Just enough information to give an overview of the chapters in Exodus, etc.
We read responsively, as usual, but boardwork and seatwork could be sketching or summarizing or copying.
Created the breastplate with dimensions and plastic jewels in approximate colors of the stones.
Our strategy with our Ancient History program was to use the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation to give us the timeline. On this timeline we hung select other events.