COOL HISTORY FOR LITTLES

BiblioPlan, Year 1, Week 6: PARENT COMPANION/BIBLE READINGS/CLASSTIME READINGS/GLOBE OR MAP

READING SUGGESTIONS FROM THE COMPANION Jacob Selections, The Birthright, The Blessing, Shamshi-Adad, Ancient Games, Cone Mosaics, Geography Focus

QUESTIONS FROM THE READINGS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. How old was Isaac when Rebekah gave birth to twins? What color was Esau’s hair? Which son was Isaac’s favorite? Which was Rebekah’s favorite? What did Jacob give to Esau in exchange for his birthright? What did Jacob use to make his arms seem hairy to the elderly, blind Isaac? What did Jacob use as a pillow on the night he had his vision of the ladder? How many sons did Jacob have? What title did Shamshi-Adad take for himself? What did the Sumerians use to create mosaics on their walls and buildings? COLORING PAGE - Jacob’s Ladder GIANTS OF THE FAITH - Jacob

COOL HANDS ON ACTIVITY: Make a cone mosaic. Find at least 20-30 golf tees and paint half of them red, half of them black. Push them into a piece of Styrofoam to create a patterned mosaic. GLOBE FUN 1) Review the seven continents and the five oceans. Review the equator and the fact that it divides the Earth into its Northern and Southern Hemispheres. 2) Point out several rivers, including the Nile, the Tigris and the Euphrates. Rivers contain fresh water and carry their water into another river, a lake, a sea or an ocean. 3) Find the location of the Assyrian Empire, which included the Fertile Crescent and parts of modernday Iran, India, Turkey and Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Dr Marian Muste, University of Iowa: Amazon River

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