Thursday, October 11, 2012

Grammar Stage Ancient History-Week 4


History is our spine, but I'm including everything that we are doing, so some of it doesn't have anything to do with history =)

Memorization

 And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you;  in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the fields.  By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."  Genesis 3:17-19

We also began memorizing the books of the Old Testament.  So far we are about half way through.  There are a few song out there to help with this.  We found one Trevor thought was catchy and now we all sing it together!


Day 1


History Readings

Activity
  •  Pull some weeds outside, plant a seed, or harvest some food.  The point is to get outside and show the child how it takes work to make food now!  Explain how before Adam and Eve sinned, they didn't have to work like this and deal with thorns and weeds.



Reading/Writing

Extra
  • Harmony Fine Arts lesson "A Girl with a Watering Can"
    • This is really neat fine arts curriculum to go along with classical education (or any plan that studies history chronologically).  We are starting with the introduction to fine arts curriculum, though, so that is why it has nothing to do with ancient history =)

Day 2


History Readings
  •  Genesis 2:22-24 (re-read whole chapter)
  • A Is for Adam - N
  • Heroes of Israel - chapter 1
    • This book is included in the Young Reader curriculum from Heritage History.  This is a great company to check out if you haven't already!

Activity
  • Make a flaming sword like the angels used to  guard the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve were kicked out.
    • My kids loved scourging around the finding items that would look like fire to glue onto our sword (empty wrapping paper tube).
    • They practiced being like the angels and guarding our Garden of Eden that we had made 2 weeks ago



Reading/Writing


Day 3


History Readings

Activity
  •  Make a doll outfit with cotton balls
    • I just drew a person an a piece of paper and the kids glued cotton balls onto it.  
    • You could get more fancy or even use leather...anything to show how animals now had to be used as covering for Adam and Eve's bodies.
Reading/Writing

 

Day 4


History Readings

Activity
  • Add events from  A Is for Adam lesson to timeline.
    • We added "Fall" "Flood" and "Cross"
    • I just used clip-art and Trevor practiced his scissor skills cutting them out.




Reading/Writing

Extra

Friday Fun



This week we enjoyed a trip to the zoo with some dear friends.  Why is it that the kids like climbing on the statues more than looking at the real animals ;)


Read Alouds

This is the point where I am starting to get sick of the first three chapters in Genesis (I feel bad saying that!) A Is for Adam  really hammers the points home, which is fantastic for the kids!  I am ready to move on, but they are asking to read the book every day =)  If I were doing this with children a few years older I don't think I'd stay put so long, but for us it is working well.  And honestly I am seeing and learning things that I never knew before!
I hope you all had a great week!  What did you learn about?

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6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful week. I really like how your history is your spine. Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of your homeschool.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! We are really enjoying history so far!

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  2. I love the idea of making a timeline. I think I need to do that too.... If anything I think it would help me keep track of things better! I might be learning more during our history lessons than my kids. lol
    Are you including Bible events as well as historical events?

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    1. Yes! We will do Biblical and regular historical events together. I want my children (and me!) to understand history completely, not Biblical events and world history as separate topics. We are just moving at snail's pace, which is why it's only Bible events so far =)

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  3. I love to see the learning in your home, thank you for sharing! So purposeful!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Looking forward to our library date on Friday ;)

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