Days 61 – 180 (4-l)

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Day 61 (Materials for science: slice of bread, water, cooking oil, dish detergent, jar or tall clear glass, three glasses)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 6:16-19 .
  2. If we walk in the “good” way, what do we get? If we don’t follow God, what do we get?
  3. What does it mean to follow God or “to walk in the good way?”

History

  1. Read the first paragraph about jazz. It says that jazz musicians use improvisation. It tells you what that word means in the second line.  What does it mean?
  2. Listen to some jazz and read about some jazz artists. (You don’t have to read them all).
  3. Want to play with a jazz band? Click on play and then choose jazz style.
  4. Are you interested in hearing more jazz music and learning more about it?

Science

  1. Take a slice of bread (no crust). Squash it. Your slice of bread became denser when you squashed it. Density is the measure of how much something weighs for the space it takes up. Your bread didn’t change it’s weight, but it changed how much space it took up. It became denser. The bread was less dense to begin with.
  2. A rock is denser than water. It is heavier for the space it takes up than water is. So a rock sinks in water.
  3. We can compare the density of liquids by seeing if one sinks into the other.
  4. Experiment:
  • Set up three glasses.
  • Combine the three liquids two at a time. Make sure you know which liquid you put in first and second. Put the first liquid in. Then slowly put in the second.
  • Does the second sink through the first or sit on top?
  • If it sits on top, it is less dense. If it sinks, it is more dense.
  • Make a list of your liquids from the most dense to the least dense.
  • Now pour them all into the jar slowly, one at a time, the most dense first, the least dense last.
  • You can test another liquid and try and make a taller tower of liquids.
  • Get a tall glass or jar that you can see through or a skinny glass flower vase would work well. Put the most dense on the bottom, then the next and so on. If there is more than one clear liquid, color one with food coloring.
  • Here’s a video of an experiment like this.

Music

  1. Read about Big Bands.
  2. Then listen to music by Duke Ellington.  Choose a song or two to listen to from this page.
  3. Cut out the Duke Ellington timeline piece. Write 1920s, Big Bands inside and the piece of music you listened to. Place on the 1920s page of your timeline.


Day 62*  (Materials for science: bowl of water, 10 things you can drop in that bowl of water)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 7:1-10.
  2. What keeps us safe?

History

  1. Listen to the first half of this radio show of a book called, The Biscuit Eater. Stop after 14 minutes.
  2. Notice the sound effects and how they use their voice to act even though you can’t see them. It’s a story of (a boy who trains a dog to be a bird hunter. His father trains dogs too. In the final competition, the boy has his dog lose on purpose because he sees how much it means to his father, but his father realizes it. Highlight to read the summary if you think it would be helpful to you, but it tells you the ending!)

Science*

  1. Play with this buoyancy explorer. You can click on the different choices under “Blocks.” Buoyancy is the ability something has to float. If something is buoyant, it can float. If you want to hear this word read to you, click on this and then the little speaker icon next to the word. 
  2. Something is buoyant, or can float, if it is less dense than water.
  3. *Try out things from your home. Fill a bowl with water and drop things in. Check off on your list if they are buoyant or not.


Day 63  (Materials for science: cups, paper towels, food coloring–optional)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 9:5-13  God is talking in this passage.
  2. Think about what the Garden of Eden must have been like. Beautiful, fruitful, etc.
  3. Now look at this picture from an area people believe was part of the Garden of Eden based on the rivers mentioned in the Bible.
  4. What happened to get from the Garden of Eden to desert? I’m not asking about geography; I’m asking about people’s hearts.

History

  1. Listen to the second half of The Biscuit Eater. Click in the middle and start at 14 minutes.

Science

  1. Capillary action is water being drawn along a solid. It happens because the molecules of the liquid are attracted to the molecules of the solid and that pulls the liquid along.
  2. Read and do this experiment to see it in action.

Art

  1. Read about Jacob Lawrence.
  2. Cut out your timeline piece and write about him in it. Place it on your timeline in the 1920s.
  3. Play with SeeSaws.


Day 64*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 10:1-16.
  2. Who made the whole earth? Who made the wooden and gold and silver idols?
  3. What can God do? What can the idols do?
  4. I think it’s funny how it says they had to nail down their idols to keep them from falling over yet they treated them like they had power to save them.

History

  1. Choose a story you have written to use as a radio broadcast. Or, you can choose a short book or part of a book.
  2. Plan out how you will include sound effects.

Science*

  1. Draw pictures to define the terms we’ve learned – Properties of Water.


Day 65

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 11:6-11.
  2. This is what your parents are trying to teach you when they discipline you. Yes, they want you to learn certain things are wrong, but bigger than that, they want you to learn that obedience brings blessing and disobedience brings wrath. This is the lesson of the Bible. And of course we all sin so we are in trouble! That’s why Jesus came. He forgave us our sins and gave us His Spirit so we had the power to choose to obey. He makes it possible for us to receive the blessing, all the good stuff!

History

  1. Read your radio show. Remember to act it out with your voice and to add sound effects. Perform it for an audience (can just be your family).
  2. If you have read a WWI book, finish your book report ( WWI Book Report).

Science

  1. Read about silicon. The circuits in your computer are made from silicon.
  2. Look at silicon.
  3. Cut out your silicon piece and draw/write inside of it and include it with your others.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch and then hold yourself in the push up position for at least 10 seconds. This is called a plank.
  2. Then lie on your back and try and lift your feet off the floor for 10 seconds. Keep you legs straight.


Day 66*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 12:12-17.
  2. What is the story God is telling here? Retell it to a parent. What is God saying here?
  3. Enemy armies are going to destroy Israel, but whose sword are they really? (verse 12)
  4. But what do verses 15 and 16 say? Does God still love Israel and those who follow His ways? Do your parents still love you when they discipline you?

History*

Reading Suggestions: These are not required. In order from youngest to oldest: The Babe and IThe GardenerTurtle in ParadiseA Year Down YonderA free book you can read online or download is Fame and Fortune by Horatio Alger. Though written earlier, Alger’s books were immensely popular during the depression. There are many of them, and they all share the theme of a poor man turning his life around. It was just the kind of inspiration people were looking for. Read online or download  Audio book  (23 chapters 5th grade? reading level)

  1. Read the first section of this lesson on the Great Depression.  (The first page and a half–stop at “Life During the Great Depression.”)
  2. *Print out these president minibooks and cut out and fill in the one on President Hoover and place it on your timeline.

Paint a Pollock splatter painting. Click to change color and drag to splatter.

Science — This week you will be participating in an online science fair. Here is what needs to be accomplished by the end of school on day 70:

  1. Choose a question to answer.
  2. Design an experiment to answer the question. You can use an existing experiment, but think of a way to expand it and try it with new things or in a new way.
  3. Do the experiment.
  4. Record the experiment.
  5. Present your experiment. You could make a video, a poster, a book or use this experiment book to write and draw in for your project.
  6. Upload your experiment. Take pictures of your project and put them on your computer. Email your pictures and description to me and I’ll add them to our Hall of Fame page. Write to me through the contact page and I’ll send you my email address. (By sending me pictures you are giving me permission to make a video out of your pictures and post it online.)
  7. Take a look at other kids’ experiments.
  8. Here are some experiment ideas based on what we’ve just been learning.

Music

  1. Listen to two songs from the 1930s. Click on an image to get a list of songs to choose from.
  2. Cut out your jukebox timeline piece and write inside a song you listened to and who sang it. Place it on the 1930s page.


Day 67*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 13:1-10.
  2. How is Israel like the belt God told Jeremiah to wear and then to hide?

History*

  1. Read “Life During the Great Depression” starting on the second page.
  2. *Print out this minibook and write about the effects of the Depression. You can add it to your timeline.

Science

  1. Work on your science fair project. (Suggestion: Do your experiment today if you haven’t yet and record the results.)


Day 68

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 14:19-22.
  2. God has sent punishment to Israel (Judah) because of their sin. They ask if God will change His mind. Then they do what they need to do in order for God to heal them and take away the punishment. They repent. They confess their sin and decide to follow the one, true God again.

History

  1. Read the fourth page about “New Deal.
  2. Cut out and write in FDR’s president minibook. You can add it to your timeline.

Science

  1. Work on your science fair project.  (Suggestion: Choose your format for presenting your experiment. Work on creating it. Do the question, hypothesis, materials and procedure parts.)

Art

  1. Watch and listen as Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series of paintings cross the screen.
  2. Make a guess at the story he is telling.
  3. Notice how many colors he uses.
  4. Answers: These paintings tell the story of blacks leaving the farming life of the south for an urban life up north in the early part of the 20th century. He doesn’t use a wide variety of colors. He used the same colors in each painting.
  5. Decide on a story to tell with your paintings. Plan out at least five pictures that you will make that together tell a story.
  6. Start drawing your pictures. Draw at least one.


Day 69

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 17:5-8.
  2. Why is it better to trust God to take care of us?

History

  1. Read about the dust bowl.
  2. Explain to a parent or older sibling what the dust bowl was and what life was like for people living there.
  3. You could start playing this game, Up from the Dust.

Science

  1. You should be working on finishing your science fair project.  (Suggestion: Today finish by working on your observation and conclusion parts.)


Day 70*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 18:1-8.
  2. Tell your parents why God sent Jeremiah to the potter’s house.
  3. What did He want to explain by using the potter as an example?

History*

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. *Print out this newspaper assignment and fill it in.
  3. You could keep playing this game, Up from the Dust.

Science

  1. Present your project.
  2. Upload your project to share with others.

PE/Health

  1. See if you are allowed to make dinner today. Choose a healthy recipe.


Day 71  (Materials for science: vinegar 1 liter, baking soda)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 20:7-13.
  2. This is Jeremiah talking to God about how hard it is to be a prophet. No one liked hearing his messages. All he did was say bad things were going to happen because the people were bad. People didn’t like hearing. Jeremiah didn’t like hearing all the things that were going to happen to his country, his people.
  3. Do you know what verse 9 is talking about? (Answer: God gives him a message to speak. He doesn’t want to say it, but then it “burns” within him. He feels it so strongly inside that he can’t hold it in. He has to speak it and release what he’s feeling inside.)

History

Suggested Reading for World War II:  These are NOT required. WWII and Communism which followed  Gladys AylwardBrother Andrew; Jews — Ten and TwentyNumber the StarsThe Hiding Place  (youngest to oldest); Other — Navajo Code Talkers  middle school, Farewell to Manzanar ages 10+ (most of these are available on Kindle) Our study of WWII lasts 50 days, so there is lots of time to finish your Depression book, if you are reading one, and to read a couple of these as well.

  1. Read this page about the start of WWII.
  2. Listen to the speech.
  3. Start a WWII timeline with the information you learned today. Here’s a paper one. Here’s an online one. You have to sign up to use the online one for it to remember you and save your timeline. If you have more than one student using it, each would need his own account.

Science

  1. Here’s an experiment that is exothermic. What is that? It gives off heat. Chemical reactions create different products. Some reactions create energy, heat! Go to the link to see the experiment, Hot Ice, and to try it.
  2. Watch this exothermic reaction.
  3. Explain to a parent what exothermic means.

Music

  1. Listen to The Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa (on the right hand side of the page). This is an American patriotic song. What are the stars and stripes? (hint)
  2. This is a song you should recognize if you are American. If you aren’t American, ask your parents about patriotic songs from your country that you should recognize.


Day 72*   (Materials for science: 1/2 c. milk and heavy cream and salt, 1/4 c. sugar, vanilla, 2 c. ice, qt. size ziplock bag, gallon size ziplock bag)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 23:16-25.
  2. God is talking about the false prophets. They lie and say God told them something or showed them something in a dream. You don’t have to believe someone just because they say God said something.
  3. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn’t mean they are necessarily speaking the truth.
  4. Ask God to help you know what is true and false.
  5. Can anyone hide what they are doing from God?

History

  1. *Print out the map of the world. Print 2 so you can use one tomorrow (L and M are using this map).
  2. Color in the countries on the list with two colors. Use one color for the axis and one color for the allies.
  3. Write a key to show which color is which.
  4. Write a title on your map.
  5. Here’s an online map of the world if you need it.

Science

  1. An endothermic reaction is one where the temperature lowers.
  2. Try this yummy experiment.
  3. While you are eating, tell someone the difference between an endothermic and an exothermic reaction.


Day 73

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 24. This is called an object lesson, when an object is used to make a point, to teach a lesson. What object did God use? (answer: good and bad figs) What was the lesson?  (answer: the leaders were bad and would be destroyed, the others God would take care of and bless)

History

  1. *Print out a map of the world.
  2. Read about the leaders of WWII.
  3. Write the last name of each main leader in the country they led. Only write the main leader for countries where two are listed.

Science

  1. Read about chlorine.
  2. Cut out and fill in your chlorine piece.

Art

  1. Draw your pictures (at least five) that together tell your story.
  2. Number them on the back and choose what colors you are going to use on all of them. Choose a limited number and use the same colors on each picture.
  3. Start coloring. You can use crayons or paints. He used tempra paint.


Day 74   (Materials for science: baking powder, ingredients for any quick bread if you like)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 25:1-14.
  2. The seventy years when Babylon rules were from 609 BC to 539 BC. It is estimated that Jeremiah died about 50 years before the Babylonian rule ended.
  3. Iraq (where Babylon was located) today has many geographical features but is mostly sand.
  4. What did God say He would do to Babylon? (answer: make it a desert)

History

  1. Read about the evacuation of children during WWII.
  2. Write your feelings on the subject. Use this notebooking page and answer the question– evacuation.

Science

  1. Do you remember what element the C is the symbol of? If not, go look on your periodic table .
  2. What does O stand for?
  3. O2 shows dioxide. “di” is latin for two.
  4. So what is CO2?  (answer: Carbon Dioxide)
  5. CO2 is the chemical compound released when you mixed baking soda and vinegar.
  6. Is CO2 a liquid, solid or gas?  (answer:  gas, it’s what’s making the bubbles when you combined baking soda and vinegar)
  7. Baking powder is an acid and a base together. (vinegar is an acid, baking soda is a base) You can make something similar by combining the base, baking soda, with the acid, cream of tartar.
  8. When you add any liquid to baking powder, it causes the acid and base to react, and CO2 is made.
  9. The gas bubbles get caught in the batter or dough you are making and fill it with gas. This filling is what we call rising.
  10. Put a spoonful of baking powder in a small amount of water and watch what happens.
  11. Bake some quick bread. Don’t stir too much or you will release all the gas!


Day 75   (Materials for science: lemon, potatoes, tiny light bulb, galvanized nail — coated with zinc, copper wire — or copper pennies, 3 alligator clip wires–with clips on each end of a wire–POTATOES WILL BE INEDIBLE AFTERWARDS)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 27:1-11.
  2. What types of people does it say you should not listen to?
  3. What are some of these things called today? Horoscopes and psychics

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site).
  2. Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Make a battery. Read through all four pages first.
  2. Experiment with different things.
  3. Draw a diagram of anything you get to work.
  4. Watch a video of this experiment. If an ad pops up, click on “No thanks, just play the video.”

PE/Health

  1. Make a dance then try and do it.


Day 76*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 28:10-17.
  2. Here is a picture of a yoke. Here is how it is used.
  3. This is a story of a false prophet and a true prophet of God. Who was the false prophet and what did he say?
  4. Who was the true prophet and what did he say?
  5. (answer: Hananiah said that Israel was going to be free from Babylon who was ruling them; Jeremiah said that they will serve the King of Babylon and that Hananiah would die.)
  6. Extra credit: Who was the king of Babylon? (Nebuchadnezzar)

History*

  1. Print out this coloring page. Make sure you color the flags correctly. This is Roosevelt with the American flag, Churchill with the British flag and Stalin with the old Russian flag.
  2. Here is a flag website where you can look up the British and American flags if you need to.

Science

  1. Play a science review game.

Music

  1. Listen to two songs from the WWII era.
  2. Cut out the WWII timeline piece and write inside a song you listened to and who sang it. Place it on the 1940s page.


Day 77**

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 29:10-14.
  2. What does verse 11 say?

History*

  1. Read this timeline up through 1940. Update your timeline.
  2. *Print a map. Mark with an X the countries that are controlled by Germany by 1940. Make sure you put a title on your map. Use the information in the timeline. This is a modern map and not all of these countries existed in 1940. You may have to think some about what areas are being controlled.

Science*

  1. *You are going to be completing this lapbook. Print it out.
  2. Look through it to see what you will be learning about. Look ahead to see what materials you will need.
  3. Here is an electricity website to look at to get you started learning about electricity.
  4. We will be doing more experiments after the lapbook is complete.

Day 78

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 30:18-24.
  2. What does verse 24 mean?

History

  1. Make a page with all the flags of the axis countries. Look at this page to find the flags on Germany’s side. (Scroll down and look for the heading. You don’t need “ensigns” or “personal” or “battle” flags. )

Science

  1. Do your timeline piece today.
  2. Here’s some information you could include. You don’t have to use every bit of information!

Art

  1. Finish coloring in your drawings. Lawrence painted all the black in all his paintings in the series, then all the white, etc.
  2. Look at these paintings by Jacob Lawrence.
  3. What are they about?
  4. How would you describe them?
  5. The one painting is called Victory. Do you think the picture matches the title? What does it look like the soldier is feeling? What does the title suggest he should be feeling? What do you think is the message? (Show the painting to a parent and discuss the answers.)


Day 79

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 31:7:14.
  2. After WWII the nation of Israel was reestablished and there were tears and there was dancing in the street. You can see a few seconds of it in this video — jump to 3:50.

History

  1. Read about the Battle of Britain.
  2. Add it to your timeline along with some information about it.

Science

  1. Connect two alligator clips to a 9volt battery, one to each terminal (part sticking out). Connect the other end of each wire to a little light bulb. This is a closed circuit. When you detach one wire. This is an open circuit.
  2. Play this circuit game.
  3. Do your circuits piece today.


Day 80*  (Materials for science: comb, tissue)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 31:35-40.
  2. Remember zionism? A zionist is someone who is for the establishment of Israel as a nation.
  3. Is God a zionist? Some people think God’s not interested in the land of Israel any more, just Christians. But these verses sure sound like Israel will always be important to Him. He tells Christians that we’ve become part of Israel. Israel is defined by those who follow Christ. Some day Jesus will be King and Jerusalem will be the capital. Israel will always be God’s chosen land. It’s never been fully returned to the nation of Israel. This prophecy isn’t fully fulfilled yet.

History

  1. Fill in this news organizer for an article on the Battle of Britain.
  2. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Do this static electricity experiment.
  2. See what’s happening to the electrons.
  3. Do your types of electricity piece today.

PE/Health*

  1. Keep a meal diary.
  2. Give this to a parent to put in your portfolio.


Day 81

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 32:30-34.
  2. What does verse 33 mean?
  3. How did God teach them again and again? (answer: by sending prophets and problems)

History

  1. Listen to an air raid siren from London during WWII.
  2. Listen to a boy describe his experience with the bombing of London.
  3. Listen to a teacher lead a gas mask drill.
  4. Talk with a parent about what you think it would be like to hear sirens, see bombs and wear a gas mask. Maybe together you’d like to read Psalm 91.

Science

  1. Do your famous people piece.
  2. Here’s a website to get information.

Music

  1. Walk through the instrument rooms and move your mouse over each one. You can click on them to learn more about them.
  2. Draw a picture of an instrument you hadn’t known about before and write its name and family on the paper. Family is the type of instrument it is such as brass.


Day 82

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 33:1-3.
  2. What has happened to Jeremiah? (answer: He’s a prisoner.)
  3. In verse 2 and 3 who is “I”?

History

  1. Read about women working during the war.
  2. Do you think it was important and necessary for women to work? Do you think it is important and necessary for women to stay at home with their children? Can both be important and necessary? Talk about it with your parents.

Science

  1. Do the electricity is shocking piece.
  2. Watch this video on static electricity. Here’s the same lesson that you can read.


Day 83

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 34:12-17.
  2. Do you ever think, “Why do they keep ignoring God?” Do you do the same? Do you always obey God’s command to honor and obey your parents? God still makes promises as to what will happen if we obey or disobey.

History

  1. Read about the home during the war. Use the different links to read about the different rooms and look at the pictures.
  2. What’s different than your home? What’s the same?

Science

  1. Do the safety piece.
  2. Here’s an activity to learn about electrical safety in your home.

Art

  1. Learn about edge and outline.  Do watch, find and create.


Day 84

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 36:1-26.
  2. Tell the story to someone. What happened?

History

  1. Read about rationing during the war.
  2. Read about rationing during the war. Use the links and look at the pictures.
  3. Make a sign to teach people about not wasting. (Here’s an example.)
  4. Ask a parent to put this in your portfolio.

Science

  1. Do your vocabulary piece.
  2. Look up definitions for these words: Energy Source, Conductor, Electron, and Energy.


Day 85  (Materials for science: long iron nail, copper wire, 9 volt battery, paper clips, aluminum foil)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 37:11-21.
  2. Tell a parent or older sibling what happened in today’s reading.

History

  1. Use your organizer from day 80 to write a news article on the Battle of Britain.
  2. Display your finished sign. (You could put your sign or a picture of it in your portfolio as well.)

Science

  1. Try and build this experiment. A dry cell is just a regular battery like A and 9 volt batteries. You can use aluminum foil for your switch.
  2. Do your experiment piece.
  3. Here’s a  video of the experiment.

PE/Health

  1. Get a milk container out of the fridge.
  2. How many times can you lift it above your head?
  3. How many times can you set it on the floor and pick it up again?
  4. How many times can you put it on the counter and take it off again?
  5. Use both arms!


Day 86(*)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 38:4-13.
  2. Tell the story to a parent or older sibling.

History(*)

  1. Read about Anne Frank  — The Germans wanted to get rid of all the Jews. She was a Jewish girl.
  2. (*)Record what you learned about Anne Frank on this notebooking page.

Science

  1. You created a magnet. Now let’s learn some more about magnets and magnetism. We think of magnets as being what’s on the refrigerator, but really magnets and electricity go together.
  2. Here’s a website to get information.
  3. Complete these magnet pieces: Attracted/Not Attracted, field strength, natural magnets.

Music

  1. Play with this composition by rearranging its orchestration, choosing which instruments play when.
  2. How does changing the instruments change the music?
    • This is a Shockwave activity. It works in Firefox. If you can’t get it to work, here is some music by children composers. Click on the names of their pieces in black to listen to a couple of them.


Day 87

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 39:1,8-14.
  2. The Israelites living in Jerusalem are taken as slaves to Babylon. But Jeremiah and the poor are allowed to stay home and are given land so that they can survive. In fact they are richer now than they had ever been in their life. (I always love that part!) Throughout the Bible you can see God’s special care for the poor.

History

  1. Read this timeline of the Holocaust
  2. Work on your timeline.

Science

  1. Today you will do these magnet lapbook pieces: Attract or repel, atom domains, magnetic poles.
  2. Use the link and scroll down and look for the information needed.


Day 88  (Materials for history: yellow felt or construction paper, safety pin)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 42:9-17.
  2. God tells them it will be good for them if they stay, but they want to go to Egypt. They think they will be safe there. It looks safe. It looks better than staying where the Babylonians have just taken over, but they will be wrong. God can make the most dangerous situation safe and the calmest situation dangerous.
  3. Everything is in His control. If you want to stay safe, obedience is the key!

History

  1. Watch these two short video clips.
  2. Can you find Hitler in this picture? Everyone had to raise their arm in salute to him.
  3. Make a star of David to wear.

Science

  1. Today you will do the alternating currents and simple motors pieces.
  2. Use this link scroll down to the animated picture and use that info and what’s a bit underneath it — AC means alternating current, the current alternate, goes back and forth causing the poles of the magnet to switch so the green side in the picture is pulled to the south then to the north to keep it spinning.

Art

  1. Learn about natural and arbitrary color. Do watch, find and create.


Day 89

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 43:7-13. This is yesterday’s story continued.
  2. God told them through Jeremiah to stay, but they didn’t listen. This is also an example of how God is in complete control. He can send an army where he wants to.
  3. How does verse 11 show that God is in control of every detail?

History

  1. Watch these two video clips:  kids tattooed  getting into freight cars to be taken to a concentration camp
  2. “Starvation of ghetto residents was a deliberate Nazi policy. The amount of food the ghetto was allowed could change from week to week, sometimes from day to day. The official weekly ration for the Jews was very small. At times, it was no more than 1,100 calories a day. Often, not even that much food was made available. For one particular week each Jew was allowed: Bread 14.0 oz., Meat products 4.5 oz., Sugar 1.75 oz., Fat 0.9 oz.. At that rate, the Jewish ration was only about 350 calories a day. A sedentary adult needs about 2,000 calories to maintain his weight. A thirteen-year-old boy needs about 3,000 and a baby needs 1,200. With much less than those amounts, the body loses weight quickly. After a certain point, the body survives by digesting muscle. Painful death from starvation comes not long after that.” 1 oz. is about 30 grams  (from http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/activity/35plan/starvati.htm)
  3. List those amounts on this sheet and then look in your kitchen. Look at the weights on the packages and estimate how much of those things you eat each week–consider along with bread all grains including cereal, crackers, rice, etc. Sugar includes all treats, sugar drinks, cookies, etc. Fat includes what you eat with any kind of butter or oil — salad dressing, potato chips.
  4. Finish the sheet.

Science

  1. Do the everyday magnets piece.
  2. What can you think of or what can you find your hour house?
  3. Here’s a link about where magnets are used in your home.
  4. Take a picture of your lapbook or put the whole thing in your portfolio.


Day 90   (Materials for science: 7-9 in. balloon, yard/meter stick, large spoon–tablespoon works)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 44:8-10.
  2. Edmund Burke said this famous line, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
  3. What does that quote mean? (answer: if you don’t know what mistakes have been made before, you are going to make the same mistakes)
  4. How does it relate to the verses?  (answer: they keep forgetting what many have learned before that sin causes big trouble and repenting is the only way out of it)

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. You should also know that Hitler didn’t just discriminate against the Jews. They were just in the most abundance in the European countries he was conquering. He also got rid of people with disabilities, blacks and Roma (Gypsies). Also Christians who helped the Jews were sent to the death camps. Do you think you would risk being sent to a camp in order to save someone else?

Science

  1. Read this page and try the experiment. The video on the page isn’t working, but here it is from youtube.
  2. Explain how electrons and magnets can work to make things rotate.

PE/Health

  1. Read about the importance of drinking.

You are half way done school!!!!  Wow!

Day 91*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 46:27-28.
  2. Retell what these verses are saying in your own words.

History*

  1. *If you have L and M students, print out the whole Pearl Harbor lapbook. L and M will be sharing it. The lapbook uses the British spelling, harbour. Or, just print out the pages you need. Today do page 3 of the lapbook, the wordsearch.
  2. Here is an image of a bomber. Here is an image of a destroyer.

Science

  1. Magnet activity
  2. Draw a picture that shows how magnets work.

Music

  1. Go back and listen to parts of the composers’ music. They are listed below.
  2. Try and find ways to recognize which music belongs to which composer.
  3. Take notes on each piece: the composer, the title, what’s distinct in the music.


Day 92 (* from Pearl Harbor Lapbook)  (Materials for science: battery, mini light bulb, 3 alligator clip wires, aluminum foil, paper clip–plain metal)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 50:4-9.
  2. God says His people were like sheep and should be like the lead goats.
  3. What’s the difference? (answer: sheep follow without thinking, the lead goat is making the choice where to go and goes there purposefully)

History*

  1. Today you will do page 5 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook. You can use the top of page 7 for a list of words.  (The clue for #7:  a sudden, surprise attack)

Science

  1. Draw a circuit with a battery, a light bulb and two wires.  (If you need a circuit review, play this.) Make sure it is a closed circuit. Electricity has to flow. It can’t just travel from the battery to the light bulb; it has to be able to flow back through the battery.
  2. Now create the circuit.
  3. Now draw a circuit with a battery, a light bulb, a switch and three wires.
  4. Build the circuit. You can use aluminum foil  and paperclip for your switch. Fold a piece up into a small rectangle. Clip one end into one of the wires. Clip the paperclip into the other wire. What happens when you press down on the aluminum foil to touch it to the paperclip? It should turn on the light.


Day 93* (* from Pearl Harbor Lapbook)  (Materials for science: battery, mini light bulb, 3 alligator clip wires, random items: key, clothing, spoon, paper…)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 52:1-9.
  2. Describe how the battle was won.

History*

  1. Today you will do page 10 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook about the ships.

Science*

  1. Build a simple circuit with one battery and one mini lightbulb (or something similar).
  2. Add in an extra wire on one side to make the wire on one side extra long.
  3. Gather materials from around the house: ideas…piece of clothing, key, spoon, pencil, paper, piece of cheese…)
  4. Try each one in between the two wires on the long side of the circuit.
  5. Fill out this experiment worksheet on which ones conduct or carry electricity.
  6. Water conducts electricity very well which is why you have to get out of a pool during a lightening storm and why you should never be in the bath when there is an electrical item plugged in near you.

Art

  1. Learn about perspective. Do watch, find and create.
  2. Try on paper to draw with perspective. Draw a point on the paper at the top. Draw two straight lines down to the bottom of the paper so that you have an upside down V. Draw a dotted line going down the middle of the V. That’s the dotted line in the middle of the road. Color your road.
  3. Here’s an example of a road to demonstrate perspective.


Day 94 (* from Pearl Harbor Lapbook)

Bible

  1. Read Lamentations 3:19-26.
  2. Lamentations was written by Jeremiah as well. He’s known as the weeping prophet. Some of his weeping is shown in this short book of three chapters. We’re skipping to the end, past a lot of the weeping.
  3. How is he feeling in verse 19?
  4. Then what does he remember?
  5. Then what does he feel?

History* (you don’t necessarily have to print anything out today)

  1. Today you will read page 14 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook. You might need someone to read it to you. Either fill out the oral history piece on page 15 or retell the soldier’s story.

Science

  1. Review how circuits work.
  2. What difference does changing the power source (here it’s a battery) make?
  3. Guess whether each item will be a conductor or not before you try it. Were you right?

Click here. Click A to get the robots on the left. Click S to get the robots on the right.

Day 95 (* from Pearl Harbor Lapbook)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 1.
  2. Draw a picture of one of the creatures?
  3. Does this chapter make you feel like there are things about God you don’t know about and can’t understand?

History*

  1. Today you will put together the piece on page 16 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook.
  2. Of course, the biggest aftermath of Pearl Harbor was America entering the war. America joined the Allies and fought both Germany and Japan. It also created thousands of jobs in America, wartime jobs. It boosted the economy and made America rich, thoroughly ending the Depression.
  3. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Watch this video on circuits and human conductors.
  2. Why not try and make a circuit with you in it!

PE/Health

  1. March in place for five minutes.


Day 96** (Materials for science: salt, pepper, cornstarch, flour, oil, juice/milk, a clear cup, spoon — just a small amount of each)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 2:1-7.
  2. What two titles does God call Himself in verse 4?  (answer: Lord and King)

History*

  1. Color this page. Tell the story of Pearl Harbor. Why is Pearl Harbor so significant? (answer: It got America into WWII.)
  2. Play this axis and allies game. America joined the allies. Who were they fighting alongside? Who were they fighting against? Russia is tricky because they had an agreement to help Germany, but then Germany double crossed them and so they became enemies and fought against Germany.

Science

  1. Today you are going to test for ability to dissolve or disappear into a liquid.
  2. Take a clear cup and fill it halfway with cold water.
  3. Take a regular spoon and fill it with one of your test items.
  4. Dump it into the water and stir.
  5. Did it disappear into the water? Did it dissolve?
  6. *Mark it on your Does It Dissolve worksheet.
  7. We already know sugar dissolves in water because we stir it into our tea — hot and cold.

Music

  1. Ask someone to play part of one piece by each composer and see if you can identify who was the composer.


Day 97**  (Materials for science: salt, sugar, flour, cornstarch, small pot, spoon for stirring in pot, clear cup, spoon)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 3:1-15.
  2. What are a few of the remarkable things that happen in this part?

History*

  1. *Color the pictures of the axis and the allies and label the pictures.
  2. Here is a flag website. Here is Germany’s flag at the time with the image of a swastika on it.

Science*

  1. Today you are going to test to see if temperature effects the ability to dissolve.
  2. You already tested these items in cold water and saw them dissolve (except for sugar).
  3.  Heat up one cup of water on the stove.
  4. Stir in a spoonful of one of your test substances.
  5. Did it dissolve?
  6. Did it dissolve more easily or with more difficulty than when in cold water?
  7. *Record your observations. Does it dissolve in hot water?
  8. Go ahead and mix sugar in cold water to compare the two.
  9. Write a sentence describing your conclusion about how temperature effects how things dissolve.


Day 98*  (Materials for science: at least 1/2 cup of salt on hand, small pot, measuring spoons)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 3:24-27.
  2. God tells Ezekiel he’s going to be tied up by bad guys. God knows it is going to happen and He lets it happen. That doesn’t mean He can’t stop bad things from happening; it means that He had a purpose in it happening.

History*

  1. *Print out a map of the world–world 1 will do.
  2. Color all the areas where fighting took place in WWII.
  3. Here’s a map of the world if you need it.

Science

  1. Today we are going to find the solubility of salt. That means we’re going to see how much salt we can dissolve into a liquid before it just can’t hold anymore.
  2. Did salt dissolve better in hot or cold water?
  3. Put one cup of water in a small pot. Stir in salt one tablespoon at a time until it is dissolved. Keep track of how much you are putting in.
  4. When you can’t get any more dissolved, the water is saturated; it can’t hold any more.
  5. The salt water is called a saturated solution.
  6. What is the solubility of salt in water? It’s the amount of salt you put in. How much? Now…
  7. Heat up the salt water in the small pot.
  8. Add in more salt a teaspoon at a time and stir until dissolved. Keep track of how much you are putting in.
  9. Stop when there are a few grains of salt in there that just won’t dissolve.
  10. The quantity of salt you put in is its solubility in hot water. What is it?
  11. The water is now a supersaturated solution. It’s completely full and will be too full when it cools.
  12. Soak a piece of cardboard in your supersaturated solution. Set it on a plate in a sunny place to dry. What happens?
  13. What happened to the salt water in your pot when it cooled?
  14. Tell someone all about saturated solutions.

Art

  1. Learn about repetition. Do watch, find and create.


Day 99

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 4:1-3.
  2. What did God ask Ezekiel to do?
  3. Why?  (answer: make a model of an attack on Israel, to show them what was going to happen)

History

  1. Look at this poster.
  2. What is happening to the swastika? The swastika was on the German flag and a symbol for their brand of hate, control and grabbing of power.
  3. What do you think this poster means? Discuss it with a parent.
  4. Look at this graph.
  5. How many people died in Russia/Soviet Union? (answer: almost 24 million)
  6. What about other countries?
  7. The gray line shows percent of population. The graph shows that almost one out of every five people in Poland were killed. What would that mean in your family? (answer: If you have five people in your family, one would have been killed during the war.)

Science

  1. Draw a picture of making a saturated solution with salt and water.
  2. Label the water with this word, solvent.
  3. Label the salt with this word, solute.
  4. The solute is what dissolves in the solvent to make a saturated solution.


Day 100

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 5:1-9.
  2. What “picture” did God use this time?
  3. What is God going to do?

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Do you know what is a solute and what is a solvent?
  2. Play this liquids vocabulary game. (alternate)
  3. Watch this video on a saturated solution.

PE/Health

  1. Make a chart to record how many fruits and vegetables you eat in a day. Do you need to eat more?

It’s the 100th day of school!

Day 101

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 6.
  2. Doesn’t WWII sound like just another time the Lord was punishing Israel’s unfaithfulness and trying to get them to repent and turn back?

History

  1. Listen to President Roosevelt declare war on Japan.

Science

  1. Play your vocabulary game. (alternate)

Music

  1. Musical Mystery, listen to the intro and do the first activity, sound. (This is from Ireland.)


Day 102*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 7:23-27.
  2. You can’t escape God’s wrath. Did you know that Jesus saves us from the wrath of God? We don’t have to fear this type of punishment if we fear God and obey Him which we can do with the help of His Holy Spirit.

History

  1. Take out the map you colored in of where WWII was fought.
  2. Watch this video on the fight between America and Japan.
  3. Find where this fighting is occurring on your map.

Science*

  1. We’re going to go back and look at atoms and molecules again.
  2. An atom is made up of three particles: protons +, electrons – and neutrons. The positively charged protons are attracted to the negatively charged electrons. The neutrons have no charge and are neutral. There is always the same number of electrons as protons in an element. The protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, called the nucleus. The electrons spin around the nucleus in an orbit. Their opposite attraction (like magnets) keeps the atom together.
  3. Build atoms. You only have 5 minutes. Click on “Gizmo.” Click on all the boxes to the right. Create different elements by adding protons, neutrons and electrons using the arrows on the left. Keep the number of the particles the same–same number of electrons and protons.
  4. *Label the drawing of an atom. Do you need a helping picture? Write the name of this atom — which has 2 electrons? What do you remember about atoms?


Day 103

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 8:12-18.
  2. Notice how God says He won’t listen to them. If you want your prayers heard, you need to follow God. You can’t seek salvation somewhere else. You need to seek it from Him.

History

  1. Read about how Japanese Americans were kept in camps during the war for fear they would help the Japanese.
  2. Take the quick quiz.

Science

  1. Atoms make up everything in our world. When atoms come together and bond or attach to each other. They make molecules. H2O is a water molecule made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
  2. Build molecules. Click on nanolab and build.
  3. Click on home and now click on transform. Heat up the molecules to get them moving to turn the solid into a liquid and then a gas.

Art

  1. Choose a cartoon animal to draw.


Day 104 (Materials for science: gummy candies of two colors, toothpicks — mini marshmallows could work as one color)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 9:1-6.
  2. Who was safe? Those who hated sin, those were the ones who were sad over what they saw going on.

History

  1. Watch this video about the Japanese American internment.

Science

  1. Build water molecules with gummy candy and toothpicks. Two hydrogen (same color) and one oxygen (different color). Here’s a picture.
  2. Now make 4 more water molecules.
  3. Now attach them all together. The hydrogen needs to attach to the oxygen. Here’s a diagram–scroll down, 3rd picture from the bottom.
  4. This is how drops of water are formed and hold together.


Day 105

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 10.
  2. Ezekiel is seeing a vision. If we had been there, we wouldn’t have seen what he was seeing. God has to show you a vision. But you should never seek to see something like this. Satan will try and use your desire to see something supernatural and show you something demonic. Ezekiel was given these visions because he was very faithful in obeying God. Other who are faithful are given other jobs, gifts. Ezekiel had a very hard job as a prophet. Your job is to seek God, to know and love Him. God will choose for you the best gifts and jobs for you to do for Him and His kingdom.

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Work on your timeline.

Science

  1. Play this atoms game. Can you figure out the puzzle and connect two hydrogen atoms and the oxygen atom to make a water molecule?
  2. Play your vocabulary game. (alternate)

PE/Health

  1. With permission plan/build an obstacle course and see how fast you can complete it.

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Day 106

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 11:16-21. Retell what God says in these verses.

History

  1. Read about pigeons during the war. Scroll down to read about Pigeons at War.
  2. Here is a sort of hard to see video with pigeons during the war.
  3. Draw a picture of a pigeon carrying a message.
  4. There is a cartoon movie rated G I believe called Valiant which is about carrying pigeons during WWII.

Science

  1. Remember these words? thrust, lift, drag, weight  Thrust pushes the plane forward. Drag is the air pushing back on the plane. Lift is the air pushing up on the plane. Weight is gravity pulling down on the plane. When thrust is greater than drag, the plane moves forward. When lift is greater than weight, the plane goes up. When all these forces pushing on the plane in every direction are equal, the plane is still.
  2. Put your hands together. Push harder with your right hand. What happens? Push harder with your left hand. What happens? Push the same with both hands. What happens?
  3. Describe to someone (or draw a picture showing) how when forces are equal, the object doesn’t move, but when one force is larger than the opposite force, the object moves.

Music

  1. Musical Mystery, rhythm


Day 107*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 12:1-7.  Ezekiel knew to obey every little thing the Lord asked of him. The Lord then had him prophesy about how God was going to do these things to Israel.

History*

  1. Watch this video on the enigma machine that coded Germany’s messages. It had more than 158 million million million different combinations (ways it could be set to code). Alan Turing, built what became an early model for digital computers. That computer was able to crack the code each day when the Enigma machine was reset to a new combination.   Turing and his team of mathematicians gave the allies valuable information as they could now read all of Germany’s secret messages.
  2. *Print out these code wheels. This simplified code maker has twenty-five possible combinations. Cut out the wheels. Place the smaller in the larger. Line up the letters how you choose.
  3. Write a code. Find the letter you need in the smaller circle and write the letter that lines up with it in the bigger circle.
  4. Write your message. Give the decoder to someone and tell them what key to use (A=F for example). See if they figure out the message.

Science

  1. Play this game. Weight provides the thrust when you combine it with the hill. Drag is created by the parachute. How do the forces work together and against each other.
  2. After you play the game, tell someone how to make the car go farthest and how to make it go the shortest distance.
  3. Here’s a little reminder about gravity.


Day 108*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 13:1-8.
  2. There are different kinds of false prophets. One kind are those in the church who say they are God’s prophet but are just saying their own thoughts and what they imagine.
  3. Then there are psychics who are just fakes and scam people by telling them things they want to hear, telling them they will be getting more money soon or a new friend. They say very general things that people can say came true. They can’t say anything specific like when or what or who because they don’t know anything. They are making it up.
  4. Then there is a third kind. There are psychics who use demons to trick people. We invite Jesus to live in us by the Holy Spirit. Others invite Satan to live in them by his demons. It’s a dangerous thing. They seem to know things, even things about the future. But it’s a trick. The demons can see things and travel and learn things and tell those things to the psychics. Satan doesn’t know the future, but he can see things about the present. He may know that this person is planning on visiting this other person or that it is planned that this person is going to be fired from their job. When the psychic tells someone one of these specific things, then it happens, the person believes the psychic knows the future. It was a trick though. Only God knows the future. Now Satan can lie to this person about the future, giving advice about what he or she should do. The person believes in the psychic and follows the advice, but of course, Satan’s only goal is to “steal, kill and destroy.” Horoscopes and all psychic things should be avoided!

History

  1. Try this coded messages page. Start with the practice and work down the links. (This can take awhile to load.)

Science

  1. Learn about friction. What is friction?
  2. Take the quiz.

Art

  1. Choose a cartoon animal to draw.


Day 109*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 14:1-8.
  2. Some people think that anyone can pray to God anytime and He will listen to them. What do these first eight verses say about that? (answer: God acts like they don’t have a right to come and ask a question of Him while they are worshipping other gods. He wants them to repent first. You can always ask for help repenting!)

History

  1. Send a coded message.

Science*

  1. Fill in this worksheet on different things that cause friction. Friction helps us walk, but it makes moving heavy furniture across the room harder. List examples of friction and decide if it is helpful or not.
  2. Can you imagine a world without friction? What if you plopped yourself down on the couch and it slid across the room? What else would happen if there were no friction?


Day 110

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 15.
  2. What does God compare the Israelites to?
  3. Notice in verse 7 God says that they could have escaped the punishment. God always gives us many, many chances. He is very patient. He’s not an unjust King who says, “Off with his head” at the first mistake.

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Work on your timeline. You can add events, pictures, facts…

Science

  1. Read about potassium. Read more about where to find it.
  2. Fill in your potassium mini book. (Eat a potato or banana :))

PE/Health

  1. Read about junk food.


Day 111 (Materials for science: rubber band, plastic eating spoon (of some quality), balled-up aluminum foil or mini marshmallows or something else little and light, 2 thumbtacks, base — small wood block or something firm and heavy)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 20:6-21.
  2. What story is God telling?
  3. Why weren’t all the Israelites destroyed in the desert?

History

  1. Read about the Axis Successes and Failures.
  2. Put these events on your timeline.

Science

  1. Read the first page on this site about Newton’s First Law of Motion.
  2. Watch the first video, then build a catapult to demonstrate this law. Get permission before you stick thumbtacks into something.
  3. If for some reason you can’t build that one, here’s an alternative catapult with a different supply list. (You have to get on their email list.)
  4. Watch the second video and explain how it demonstrates Newton’s First Law of Motion.

Music

  1. Musical Mystery, mood


Day 112

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 22:1-9.  God says that people will make fun of them. And they do. God is upset at their sins. He lists some of those things as not honoring their parents, mistreating foreigners and not taking care of orphans and widows.
  2. Do you honor your parents and care about/for foreigners, orphans and widows?

History

  1. Take the quick quiz.
  2. Do this word search. Click and drag over the word when you find it.

Science

  1. Read about Newton’s Second Law of Motion.
  2. Demonstrate this law. Find two things of unequal weight. Push them the same speed across the floor. Which one did you need a greater force to push? The heavier one because force equals the mass times acceleration. That means, the heavier the object is, the more work it will take to get it going.
  3. If you have chairs you can slide on a floor, push an empty chair and a chair with someone sitting in it. The one with the greater mass (the heavier one) will be harder to push.
  4. If you are really excited about this, figure out your acceleration by figuring out how many meters you go in 1 second. That’s your acceleration. Acceleration is measured in meters per second (m/s). Weigh the object you pushed. That’s the mass. Mass is measured in kilograms (kg). Use an online converter to figure out kilograms if you need to. Multiply the mass and acceleration (use a calculator) to find out the force you used. Force is measured in Newtons. Guess why they are called Newtons?

Did you finish all your work? If you did, then you can play a game. If that link doesn’t work, you can play at this game.

Day 113

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 24:15-27.
  2. Why is God doing these things? What does He want? (hint: look at the last verse)

History

  1. Do your best with this crossword puzzle.
  2. You can check your answers by clicking on the key.

Science

  1. Read about Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
  2. Think of a way to demonstrate Newton’s Third Law. Here are some examples. The video from day 39 is also an example. Explain how each example shows Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

Art

  1. Read about Max Ernst.
  2. Look at his works.
  3. What do you think of surrealism as art?
  4. Add Max Ernst to your timeline in the 1930s.


Day 114*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 25:1-11. God punishes the people who are against Israel as well.
  2. You can see the Ammonites and Moabites on this map of Ancient Israel (scroll down) Here’s a different version more plainly marked but not as detailed.

History

  1. Watch this video about the war in Europe.
  2. Get out a map and see if you can show where Germany advanced and conquered and then retreated from until surrender. We’ll learn more about the fall of the Axis powers soon.

Science*

  1. Make a Laws of Motion book.


Day 115

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 26:1-4.
  2. It may seem sometimes like the “bad guy” is winning, but God’s justice will win out in the end. Here the “bad guys” are laughing, thinking they can do anything they want. They think they will succeed and be able to take over lots of nations because of what they see happening. But they don’t see God and what He is doing. They won’t succeed because God has said so.

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Work on your timeline. You can add information, pictures… Here’s a place with pictures. (I haven’t looked at all the links. If there’s anything gross, close the page.)

Science

  1. Read about calcium.
  2. Cut out and fill in your calcium piece for your lapbook.
  3. Play launchball.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)


Day 116

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 33:1-20. What is the point God is making?

History

  1. Watch D-Day video.
  2. Find where they landed on a map.

Science

  1. Make sure your book on Newton’s Three Laws of Motion is finished.
  2. Take the quiz. Did you know the answers? You can click on Answers to see if you were right.

Music

  1. Musical Mystery, orchestra


Day 117  (Materials for science:  balloon, spill proof bottle cap from sports drink, old CD, super glue/tape)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 34.  Jesus is the one shepherd God is going to send to be over His flock and to care for them. The chapter is rebuking the leaders/pastors who are looking out for themselves and not for their “flock,” not for those they are supposed to be leading. They are using the congregations just to get money for themselves. God says He will judge them and stop them. In the New Testament we are taught that believers in Christ become part of Israel. And Israel has yet to have all of the land promised to them in the Bible. There is a nation of Israel now on part of the land of Israel, but there is much more land that belongs to them. The Bible prophecies about them regaining their land hasn’t all the way come true yet.

History

  1. Watch this animation of D Day and of the invasion of Normandy, France. Blue represents the allies.
  2. Do you remember your axis and allies?

Science

  1. Build a hovercraft and demonstrate the three laws of motion.  (You can use tape instead of super glue. Just seal it all the way around. No air can escape.)
  2. Demonstrate to your parents and show them each of the three laws of motion in action.


Day 118

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 35:10-15.  God heard what they said and will punish them.
  2. Do you believe that God is watching you and listening to you?
  3. How should you speak and act if God is always watching you and listening to you.

History

  1. Read about these important days.
  2. Click to read more about V-E day.
  3. Make your own timeline piece for VE and VJ days. Add them to your timeline. There are some blank rectangle books in the timeline print out if you want to use one of those, but you can just create your own if you like.

Science

  1. Design a roller coaster. Then click on “Park Map” and try the other rides.

Art

  1. Max Ernst’s work help bring about Abstract Expressionism which inspired artists like Jackson Pollock.
  2. Read about Jackson Pollock.
  3. Look at his Lavender Mist painting.
  4. Click in the top right corner and see if you can see his hand print. It’s in the tip of the corner.
  5. Write about Pollock in his timeline piece. Place him on the 1940s page.


Day 119

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 47:13-23. See if you can find all of those places on a map. Here’s a map if you need it. Compare it to what the nation Israel is today.

History

  1. Read about the atom bomb.
  2. Answer the questions. (You can answer them out loud to a parent.)

Science

  1. Puck Chuck!

Just for fun

Day 120

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 1.
  2. What do we learn about Daniel from this chapter?

History

  1. Work on your timeline. Add your grandparents’ birthdays to the timeline.
  2. Make sure you have D, VE and VJ Day as well as when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  3. Ask a parent take a screen shot of your timeline and put it in your portfolio.
  4. Also make sure you include when Roosevelt died and Truman took over as President, April 12, 1945.
  5. Make a paper timeline piece for VE and VJ days.
  6. You can look at this timeline.

Science

  1. Read about Iron.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day. We’re going to try and do it every day for forty days.


Day 121*

Which leaders?  Our study of WWII is over. Do you remember these leaders’ names? Make sure you share your timeline with your grandparents and others.

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 2:1-23. Tell someone what’s happening in the story.

History

Optional Reading Suggestions for Civil Rights Movement: Free – Bud, Not Buddy 5th grade reading level. These are not free – Through My EyesA Tugging StringLinda Brown You Are Not Alone in order  from youngest to oldest. The last one is a collection of short stories and poems.  

  1. What happens after the war? There are two big things that happen in the fifties, at least from my view point as an American. President Truman signs into law that people of all races and color must be treated equally in the armed forces. He also makes it America’s policy, or you could say America’s job, to protect democracy all over the world. The first of these is a step in what we know as The Civil Rights Movement. The second is about fighting Communism. Since the second has to do with more wars, let’s put that aside for now and learn about the first.
  2. During WWII African Americans had to fight for the right to fight for America. They were given separate training schools and fought separately. That is called segregation, or separation.
  3. Watch this video about the Tuskegee Airmen.
  4. After African Americans fought and died for America, do you think they felt they deserved to be treated like equals after the war?

Science*

  1. There are seven simple machines. These machines help us do our work. The work these machines help us do is moving a mass over a distance. What is something in your house that is too heavy for you to lift? These machines would help you move that item.
  2. The first one you are going to learn about is the inclined plane.
  3. Watch this video about the inclined plane.
  4. Look at this picture. Explain how this inclined plane make the work of getting the cart up the hill easier?
  5. *Draw a picture of an inclined plane on this page.

Music

  1. Musical Mystery, quiz


Day 122

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 2: 24-49. Tell someone what happened in the story.

History

  1. You are going to prepare a presentation on the civil rights movement. You can make a poster, a scrapbook (on paper or online), a lapbook (create your own pieces or use premade) or a power point presentation. (If you have another idea for a project, ask your parents.)
  2. Today add the word segregation on your project. The definition is the separation of racial groups. (Racial groups include Africans, Asians, Native Americans, etc. Race describes someone based on his physical appearance.)
  3. If you are doing a power point, you can add a page with the word and definition on it. If you are doing a lapbook, you can make a piece on it. If you are doing a poster, you can write it in a word processing program to print out and put on your poster later.

Science

  1. The next simple machine we will learn about is the wedge.
  2. A wedge is like an inclined plane. It is slanted and comes to a point. The difference is that an inclined plane stays where it is put. The wedge does the moving. It is used to split things apart. Can you find the wedges in these pictures?
  3. Watch these two short videos which each give an example of a wedge: one  two.
  4. Have your mother show you one of her big knives. Is it thin on the cutting edge and comes to a point? It’s to wedge into whatever you need to cut.
  5. Draw a picture of a wedge on your simple machines paper.


Day 123   (Materials: scroll down and look at art)

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 3:1-18.
  2. What are they willing to do?  (Answer: die)
  3. Why? (Answer:  They won’t worship anyone but God.)

History

  1. Listen to a story about segregation, when blacks and whites were separated in daily life. Click on “All Stories Index” and the story title, “White Socks Only.”
  2. We are going to be learning about how African Americans fought to end segregation. A lot of times they did it by doing what happened in this story, just quietly defying the law. The law in this story was that only white people could drink from the fountain. What did the girl think? How did the others help her?
  3. The laws that segregated the South were called Jim Crow laws. They said that blacks and whites had to have “separate but equal” schools, restaurants, waiting areas, and on and on.
  4. Look at this photograph of white and “colored” drinking fountains. Are the “equal?” It says “colored” not black. Mexicans, Native Americans, etc. were also discriminated against.
  5. Add Jim Crow to your project. You can use pictures from Wikipedia.
  6. If you are working on the computer, make sure you save your work each day.

Science

  1. The next simple machine is the lever.
  2. Can you pick up another person as high as your head? You can with a lever. Watch the video to see how.
  3. Try pushing open a heavy door from the edge near the door knob and from the opposite edge. Which is easier? Why?
  4. Add a picture of a lever to your simple machines page.

Art

  1. Look at this Jackson Pollock painting online. Check out this gallery of his work as well.
  2. Make a Jackson Pollock painting online. Click to change colors.


Day 124

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 3:19-30. Read the rest of their story.
  2. Reread verse 28. Hopefully from all you have read this year, you see how serious it is to worship other gods. He must be first in your life. And you have His promise that He will be with you and will never abandon you, even when you’re getting thrown in a furnace!

History

  1. Look at this photograph. What do you see?
  2. Now read about the photograph.
  3. Now add James Farmer and CORE to your project. You might want to make a label/piece/page called “Civil Rights Organizations.” You’ll be learning about two more organizations.

Science

  1. Today’s simple machine is the screw.
  2. Watch this video and explain how the screw is like an inclined plane and how it helps her move the water.
  3. Add screw to your graphic organizer.

Day 125

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 4:1-18.
  2. What was the king’s dream?

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Is there any news of discrimination today?

Science

  1. Read about nickle.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.
PE/Health
  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day this week. We’re going to try and do it every day for forty days.


Day 126 (Materials for science: straw, thin cardboard/card stock, brass fastener)

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 5:1-24.
  2. After this scene which you just read, Daniel explains what the words say and then it comes true. The king dies that night and his kingdom is given to another. He forgot the lesson taught his father over and over again.
  3. Do you forget too? Or do you remember what God can do?
  4. Do you believe everything God says in the Bible?

History

  1. We learned that James Farmer began an organization called CORE, Congress of Racial Equality. We’re going to learn about a couple of other organizations and their leaders.
  2. NAACP  We read this “N” “Double A” “C” “P.”  It stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It is the oldest civil rights organization. It began in 1909. It is still active today.
  3. Another organization was SCLC, Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It’s famous leader during this period known as the Civil Rights Movement was Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. Add NAACP and SCLC to your project under Civil Rights Organizations. We’ll learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science

  1. Today’s simple machine is the wheel and axle.
  2. Think of different wheels in your world. Wheels don’t just help carry things. Do you have a pizza cutter in your house?
  3. Another tool built like a pizza cutter (but without the sharp edge) is a surveyor’s wheel, measurement tool.
  4. Build a surveyor’s wheel. Cut a circle out of thin cardboard or card stock. Attach it to a straw with a brass fastener.
  5. Mark a spot on the edge of your circle. Put the spot on the edge of a piece of paper. Turn the wheel around one time. Measure how far it traveled.
  6. A real surveyor’s wheel would click each time it made one turn. If it traveled one meter each turn and clicked 25 times, then the surveyor would know that the distance was 25 meters. Why is that better than using a meter stick?
  7. The axle on your surveyor’s wheel was very small. It was the brass fastener.
  8. Watch this video demonstrating wheels and axles.
  9. Fill in the wheel and axle piece on your simple machines paper.

Music

  1. Read about Igor Stravinsky.
  2. Write about him on his timeline piece. Place it on the 1950s page.


Day 127  (Materials for science:  spool of thread, string, pencil)

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 6:1-23.
  2. Why was he okay? What does it say in verse 23?

History

  1. One of the biggest early victories for the Civil Rights Movement was the supreme court case, Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka Kansas, 1954.
  2. The Supreme Court had ruled that separate schools (and everything else) was legal according to America’s Constitution. This ruling was challenged by the NAACP and others. Thurgood Marshall was their head lawyer. He argued that the Constitution provides equal protection for all of America’s citizens. The Supreme Court this time ruled that “separate but equal” was not allowed in America’s school. They ruled unanimously, which means that every judge agreed. It was a huge victory.
  3. Add Brown vs. The Board of Education to your project.

Science

  1. Today’s simple machine is the pulley.
  2. Watch this video on pulleys. It has some big words, but you will see how pulleys work.
  3. Make a pulley.
  4. Add a picture of a pulley to your simple machines paper.
  5. Ask a parent to put your simple machines paper in your portfolio.


Day 128

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 7:1-13.
  2. Daniel’s dream is a prophecy about what will happen in the future. An evil leader will fight against God’s people for three and a half years. Then Jesus will come and defeat him, and Jesus will rule forever along with His people.

History

  1. Another major event of the Civil Rights Movement was the Montgomery Bus Boycott organized by the SCLC. It began on December 5, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus. The buses were segregated and blacks had to sit in the back. She refused and was arrested for not giving her seat to a white man. The SCLC organized a boycott of the bus system. No blacks rode the buses for 381 days. The buses lost 60% of its income. Blacks and sympathetic whites organized rides to help people get to work. In the end the segregation laws were changed. It was the start of many nonviolent protests.
  2. Read more about it here.
  3. Do you think you could stay calm if people treated you badly? Why or why not? Why might someone treat you badly? What would you do?
  4. Add the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks to your project. We will be learning about some other Non-Violent Protests.
Science
  1. We’re going to look at one more simple machine even though your paper is full. This is not always listed as a separate simple machine. It is a type of wheel. It’s the gear.
  2. Find a gear in your house to look at–a bike, an egg beater, a toy car…
  3. Gears have teeth that interlock . The big gear turns a smaller gear. You turn the big gear around once, and it turns the little wheel lots of times.
  4. Watch this video on gears.

Art

  1. Make a Pollock painting. Here are two options.
  2. Cookies   (light corn syrup)
  3. Painting  (poster paints)


Day 129

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 9:1-19.
  2. Daniel is confessing the sins of his country. Do you ever pray for your country and confess its sins? Abraham Lincoln created a day of fasting and prayer to confess America’s sins. It eventually became what we know as the “prayer breakfast” today, a tool of politicians. It’s so sad and dangerous that America stopped this important practice.
  3. The Bible tells us (1 John 1:9) that if we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive us. What if our sins are never confessed?
  4. What sins does your country need to confess?

History

  1. Here’s another major event of the Civil Rights Movement, the “Little Rock Nine.” They were the first black students enrolled in an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Even though the law said the school had to be desegregated, the teachers, students, parents even the governor of Arkansas said no! The governor used troops to stop the students from attending school! President Eisenhower helped out and protected the students so that they could attend school.
  2. Read more about it here (scroll down to the bottom).
  3. How would you feel about being one of those nine? Would you go to school? Why was it important that they went to school?
  4. Add the Little Rock Nine 1957 to your project.

Science

  1. Watch this Bill Nye video on simple machines.
  2. Take the simple machine quiz. Click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Are you finished with your work?


Day 130

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 10.
  2. Daniel gets a message from God about a great war coming. He fasts (“goes without food”) and prays about it, and God sends an angel to him to explain to him what is going to happen. The angel, Gabriel, is delayed 21 days in coming because he has to fight a demon (“the prince of Persia”). The angel Michael comes and helps Gabriel win the battle so Gabriel can deliver the message.
  3. Did you know there were battles going on between angels?
History
  1. Do you remember about the Civil Rights Movement? (more tablet friendly)
  2. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  3. Write a new first line to the article you read. What would you use for a hook? (something to catch people’s attention and interest)

Science

  1. Read about copper.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. Stretch. Then do 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit ups and 10 push ups (put your knees on the ground if you have to.)  Do this every day this week. You made it forty days!


Day 131

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 12:1-4. It talks about the end of the world when the dead rise and are judged.
  2. This is who you want to be (verse 3), “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the sky. Those who lead many others to do what is right will be like the stars for ever and ever.” Be a wise guy! You become a wise guy by learning God’s word and obeying it.

History

  1. Read about the freedom riders and sit-ins.
  2. Add them to your project.

Science

  1. Learn about machines.  First go to the house. Then stop by the tool shed.
  2. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is just for Easy Peasy students to do their assignments.

Music

  1. Listen to Stravinsky’s Firebird.
  2. How would you describe this music?


Day 132

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 4:1-9. Here is another prophet, Hosea.
  2. Starting with Daniel, we call this part of the Bible the minor prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel were the major prophets. You’ll see that the theme is still the same. God is still saying the same things.

History

  1. Interview someone who participated either in the freedom rides or in a sit-in (just pretend). Do this with a sibling or give a script to a parent to participate. One person it the interviewer and one person is being interviewed. The interviewer should introduce the newscast and tell what the topic is and a little about what happened and who he/she will be interviewing (and of course, ask the questions).

Science

  1. Design a compound machine. Draw it. Describe what it does and how it works. Can you build it? Put your paper(s) into your binder when you are done.


Day 133*  (Materials for art: sticks, yarn or thread, hole punch, construction paper or card stock)

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 6:1-6.
  2. What are some of the things we learn about God from this section?
  3. What does verse 6 mean?

History*

  1. The most famous person associated with the Civil Rights Movement is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You don’t need to add him to your project yet.
  2. Go to this website and print out the page so you can fill in the blanks. Click on the link and read about him in order to learn the answers.

Science

  1. Design a device that puts a marble into a cup. It must use at least 10 steps. Here is an example.
  2. Here’s a really fancy example of this type of device.

Art

  1. Read about Alexander Calder.
  2. Look at some of his mobile artwork and his stabiles.
  3. Write about Alexander Calder in your timeline piece.


Day 134

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 7:10-13.
  2. The beginning of the next verse says, “They do not cry out to me. Instead they lie in their beds and sob.” What is Israel doing wrong?  (answer: They aren’t asking God for help.)
  3. Troubles will come to God’s people. What are you supposed to do when they come?  (answer:  cry out to God)
  4. Where should you go to get help?  (answer:  Go to God for help.)

History

  1. One of the most famous events of the Civil Rights Movement was the March on Washington. More than 200,000 gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.
  2. Learn about it and look at the pictures.
  3. Add the March on Washington piece to your paper timeline.

Science

  1. Build Fantastic Contraptions.


Day 135

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 8:1-3.
  2. Do you see that Israel is still calling God their God. It’s not enough to believe God exists. Satan believes God exists. If you really believe all that the Bible says, then you obey God and serve Him with your whole heart.

History

  1. Watch a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at the March on Washington.
  2. Add Martin Luther King, Jr. to your project.
  3. Maybe you’d like to watch this hour-long cartoon on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science

  1. Read about zinc and  Where to find it?
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Tourette Syndrome. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 136

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 11.
  2. What does God compare His people to?  (answer:  a child He is caring for )
  3. From these verses how can you know that He loves His people?

History

  1. Do you remember about the Civil Rights Movement? (more tablet friendly)?
  2. Can you match these dates to the events?
  3. Work on your project. Add pictures, designs. Make it your best effort. Is everything spelled correctly? Is it neat?

Science

  1. We’re going to be engineers. Engineers design and build everything man-made in your world. They don’t just design airplanes and cars, but they design the cabinets in your kitchen. Here are a few design games to get you started.
  2. Design a cell phone. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is just for Easy Peasy students to do their assignments.
  3. Design a car.

Music

  1. Listen to clips of Stravinsky’s music from the ballet Petrushka. (Find them on the right. You can click on the play button for each one. You can listen to all four.)
  2. How would you describe Stravinsky’s music? Paint a picture on paper or with words of the image his music creates. What color is his music? What can you picture happening while that music was playing?
  3. If you like, here’s a link to watch the ballet, Petrushka. This is part 1.


Day 137

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 14.
  2. What is the story of this chapter?  (answer: Israel repents. God forgives.)

History

  1. Finish your project.
  2. Ask a parent to take pictures or screen shot and add it to your portfolio.
  3. Present your project to family/friends.

Science

  1. Now let’s look at building big! First, let’s look at bridges. Read about different types of bridges.
  2. Play with different forces on the bridges.
  3. Online bridge challenge


Day 138  (Materials for art: sticks, yarn or thread, hole punch, construction paper or card stock; Materials for science: bridge building materials)

Bible

  1. Read Joel 3:11-16. This is a prophecy of a time when God will gather the nations to judge them and will destroy his enemies. But God will keep His people safe and He will fight for them with His heavenly soldiers.

History

Reading List for Communism:  The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain,   Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution (true story),  Catch a Tiger by the Toe (McCarthyism), from before for WWII  Brother Andrew God’s Smuggler. I listed these youngest to oldest, but you can find Brother Andrew biographies for younger ages. These are optional. Read none or one or all. I tried to pick ones that were available on Kindle so that they could be gotten overseas and read on a computer.

  1. Now there was another big movement in the 1950s, communism. Communism is when everyone works together to benefit each other. Everyone contributes and everyone receives what they need. It’s actually similar in ways to what the church is supposed to be like, having everything in common so no one has any need (Acts 4:32-35). So what’s wrong with communism? Communist governments aren’t run by Spirit-filled Christians who love the Truth and others more than themselves. They are sinful. They are greedy. They love themselves and don’t care about others. They end up forcing everyone to work for their own benefit. History shows us that under many communist governments the people end up poorer, sometimes starving and in many cases are killed by their governments. Communist governments, in making all men equal, take away all individual property, take away businesses, etc. It all belongs to the government. They also take away religion.
  2. Watch this video about what government would be like under communism. In the cartoon there is a “snake oil salesman” (someone who convinces people to buy something that doesn’t work) who is selling “ISM.”
  3. After you watch the video…do you know what the big blue hand represents?  (answer: communist government)

Science

  1. Today let’s build our own bridges.
  2. You can use these directions and layout to build a file-folder bridge. (Under contents download learning activity 1.)
  3. You can build your own out of balsa wood and wood glue or other materials. (Don’t destroy your bridge after you are done. Make sure you do tomorrow’s lesson before it’s damaged.)
  4. You should try to build a physical bridge, but you could also try one on the computer. If you want, ask a parent to go to this site for you and download this bridge building game. (Parents need to download this, not kids. Make sure to uncheck any extra programs they want to download along with bridge builder. Our family has downloaded this and I do believe it’s safe to download from this site.)

Art

  1. Make an Alexander Calder mobile.


Day 139

Bible

  1. Read Amos 4:13.
  2. What does this verse say about who God is and what He does and can do? (answer: Nothing is beyond God’s control.)

History

  1. We are going to work on your timeline today.
  2. Add communism to your timeline on the 1950s page.
  3. You also need to add Brown v. the Board of Education.

Science

  1. Test your bridge’s strength. Create and conduct an experiment to see how much weight it will hold. Record all of your observations and results. Write up your experiment. Experiment worksheet


Day 140

Bible

  1. Read Amos 5:8-14.
  2. Pleiades and Orion are constellations.
  3. What are some of things we can know about God from these verses?

History

  1. Communism was begun by a Russian named Lenin. Stalin (whom you read about during WWII) learned from him. A book called Animal Farm written by George Orwell describes how Lenin took over Russia with communism during the Russian revolution toward the end of WWI.
  2. Watch the cartoon movie   based on the book. You don’t have to watch during school time. Maybe the family would like to watch together.
  3. Look at the ways he uses propaganda (how he uses words, songs, images to make people proud to believe a certain way).
  4. Also pay attention to how individuals no longer work for themselves but for those in charge. In the end the new leaders are just as bad as the old ones.

Science

  1. Read about silver.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups, then jog in place for five minutes. Do it every day!


Day 141*

Bible

  1. Read Amos 7:1-9.
  2. There are several stories in the Bible like this, where God seems to change His mind based on someone crying out to Him on behalf of those in danger.
  3. Do you ever pray to protect something larger than yourself?
  4. Do you believe it makes a difference?
  5. BTW (by the way) here is a plumb line. It shows if something vertical is straight.

History*

  1. Look at this map. Communism was called “the Red Threat.”
  2. *Print out a “World 1″ map and color in red the countries that were controlled by communist leaders.

Science

  1. Read about domes.
  2. Then take the dome challenge.
  3. Stop at the materials lab.
  4. Gather materials for building a dome on day 142.  Either newspapers or gumdrops and toothpicks.

Music

  1. Listen to the excerpts of Stravinsky’s music. Tell someone what you listened to and describe the music to someone. Was it fast, slow, loud, soft, strong, peaceful,…


Day 142 (Materials:  either newspapers and tape or gumdrops and toothpicks)

Bible

  1. Read Amos 8:1-6.
  2. One of the things God is upset about is how they turn poor people into slaves. It still happens today in some parts of the world. People are bought. Their families sell them for money. What else does it say they are doing wrong?
  3. I live in a place where your fruits and vegetables are sometimes weighed on a balance instead of a digital scale like you are probably used to. There are two types of sellers. Those who tip the scale in your favor and those who tip the scale in theirs.
  4. He doesn’t like their lies, but He is also mad that the rich are cheating the poor. He cares about the poor. There is a lot in the Bible that shows how He cares for the poor.
  5. In Islam it is many times easier to win their god’s favor if you are rich. (Of course, it doesn’t help them at all because it’s all false.) In Christianity, it is easier to please God if you are poor! It says it is impossible for a rich man to enter the Kingdom and that the poor are rich in faith (because they learn to trust God and not money). That doesn’t mean all poor people go to heaven and all wealthy people to hell! Everyone needs to die to self and live for Christ.

History

  1. Because America saw communism as such a dangerous threat, they went to war with communism. It was called the Cold War. There were no bombs dropped but there were bombs built. They wanted to scare each other to keep the other from trying anything.
  2. After WWII America sent aid to Europe. By helping those countries America was aiming to keep them from becoming communist countries. This plan was decided by President Truman.
  3. Russia, who was an ally during WWII, now was against America. It was a communist country. Russia would not allow any Eastern European country to take help from America. Those countries became communist countries.
  4. Look at this cartoon. It shows how England and America were now on the opposite side from Russia.
  5. Learn about President Truman. On the games page you can find the ones you can play online by scrolling down.

Science

  1. Build a dome.


Day 143

Bible

  1. Read Obadiah 1:15 below. Obadiah was another prophet. He only has one chapter in the Bible.

15 “The day of the Lord is near
for all of the nations.
Others will do to you
what you have done to them.
You will be paid back
for what you have done.

  1. Read Jonah 1. Does this story sound familiar? Jonah was another one of God’s prophets.

History

  1. Put President Truman’s timeline piece on your paper timeline.

Science

  1. Read about skyscrapers.
  2. Then take the skyscraper challenge.
  3. Stop by the loads lab.

Art

  1. Look at these Alexander Calder sculptures.
  2. Draw or build a Calder sculpture.


Day 144(*)  (Materials: paper clips and straws)

Bible

  1. Read Jonah 2.
  2. Tell someone what happened in this part of the story.
  3. Why did God send the fish?
  4. Why did God have the fish spit out Jonah?
  5. Realize that it was God’s intent to have the fish spit out Jonah onto dry land.
  6. What would have happened if the fish hadn’t swallowed Jonah?
  7. So why did God send the fish to swallow him?  (answer: to give him another chance to repent)

History(*)

  1. Read these facts about President Eisenhower.
  2. Read this timeline about President Eisenhower.
  3. Look at one more page.
  4. (*) Color President Eisenhower. You can color him on paper or online.

Science

  1. Do this straw activity and then build a skyscraper out straws.


Day 145

Bible

  1. Read Jonah 3.
  2. What did Jonah do?
  3. What did he say?
  4. What was the King’s reaction?
  5. What was God’s reaction?

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Read about iodine.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. Learn about Autism. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You might want to watch this video with a parent about a severly autistic girl who has learned to express herself through typing.
  3. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 146*

Bible

  1. Read Jonah 4.
  2. Why is Jonah upset? (answer: God was compassionate.)
  3. What point does God make? (answer: You care about what affects you but not about what happens to thousands of people.)
  4. What do you think about Jonah?

History*

  1. *Do this timeline activity. (Parents: the answer key is included in this. If you think your child is too young to figure out the clues, have him cut and glue the pieces onto the answer key)

Science

  1. Read about dams.
  2. Take the dam challenge.
  3. Stop by the shapes lab.

Music

  1. Read about Aaron Copeland.
  2. Listen to Fanfare for the Common Man while you work. Do you recognize it?
  3. Do your Aaron Copeland timeline piece.


Day 147

Bible

  1. Read Micah 4:1-5. Micah is another prophet. This section is about the end of the world when Jesus will come and rule as king.
  2. What does verse three say about what it will be like then?  (answer: no more war)

History

  1. Read about John F. Kennedy.
  2. Kennedy made it the nation’s goal to send an American to the moon by the end of the decade. It was 1961 when he made the declaration. In 1969 an American walked on the moon. They just made the goal. Read about the historic event.
  3. Fill in the Apollo 11 timeline piece.
  4. Here is a video of Kennedy giving a famous speech.

Science

  1. Read these Hoover Dam facts.
  2. Design a dam. Where is it going to be? How big does it need to be? Label the height, width and depth on your diagram.


Day 148

Bible

  1. Read Micah 5:2-4. This is a prophecy about Jesus.
  2. Where was Jesus born?  (hint: verse 2)

History

  1. After Kennedy was assassinated Lyndon B. Johnson, his vice president, became the president. He was very interested in helping the poor and furthering civil rights, but his presidency was sidetracked by involvement with a communist conflict in Vietnam. North Vietnam was communist and wanted to unite with South Vietnam. America was scared of communism and did not want it to spread. We helped South Vietnam and eventually sent troops. Many Americans were against this war. Read about it.
  2. Fill in your Vietnam timeline piece.

Science

  1. Read about tunnels.
  2. Take the tunnel challenge.
  3. Stop by the forces lab.

Art

  1. Read about Ellsworth Kelly.
  2. Fill in his timeline piece and place it on the 1960s page.


Day 149

Bible

  1. Read Micah 6:6-8.  Here is a list of things that people think gods want from them, but the last verse tells what God wants from them.
  2. What does He want? See if you can memorize this verse. Here is an older version of it?  Micah 6:8 “What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

History

  1. We’re going to skip over four presidents for the moment. The Cold War with Russia and communism dragged on and on. One symbol of communism had been the Berlin Wall. Russia had tried to take over Berlin, Germany. It failed. So, it settled for taking half of it and built a wall to divide the city. People were trapped in East Germany and were not permitted to leave. West Germany with democratic rule became wealthy. East Germany under communist rule was poor. People who tried to escape East Germany were killed. Finally, When George H. W. Bush was president, the wall came down. The Russian ruler at the time was Michael Gorbachev.
  2. Fill in your Berlin Wall timeline piece.

Science

  1. Design a tunnel. Where is it going to be? How long does it need to be? What kind of forces will effect it?


Day 150

Bible

  1. Read Micah 7:15-20.
  2. What does the Lord delight in?  (hint: verse 18)

History

  1. Fill in this news organizer for an article on the Berlin Wall coming down.
  2. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Read about gold.
  2. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes then go up and down the stairs two times. Do it every day!


Day 151   (Materials for science: At least two 6 foot (183 cm) sections of 1-1/2 in (about 4 cm) diameter foam pipe insulation, another option: toilet and paper towel rolls marble)

Bible

  1. Read Nahum 1:1-8. Nahum was another of God’s prophets.
  2. Who is going to be destroyed? (answer: Ninevah)
  3. Who is safe? (answer: those who trust in Him)

History

  1. Read about Richard Nixon.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Fill in your timeline piece for him.

Science

  1. Our last physics topic for this year is energy. Energy is what enables us to do our work. A roller coaster needs a certain amount of energy to do its work of pulling the weight of the cars from the beginning to the end.
  2. Build a roller coaster. Click through the tabs. Look at the pictures. Read the questions. Play around and make observations.
  3. Another option is a toilet paper roll marble run. Try to make your marble go up a little at some point.
  4. Tell your observations to your parents.
  5. Play this roller coaster game if you can’t build one.

Music

  1. Listen to all or portion of Appalachian Spring by Copeland. You could start at 11:00. How would you describe it?


Day 152

Bible

  1. Read Habakkuk 1:12-17. This is the beginning of a conversation between God and Habakkuk, another prophet.
  2. Who is coming to fight Israel this time? (answer: the Babylonians)

History

  1. Read about Gerald Ford.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Fill in your timeline piece for him.

Science

  1. Draw a diagram of your roller coaster. Put numbers on your diagram to show where the roller coaster was fastest and slowest. Write a 10 for the fastest and 1 for the slowest. Mark other places with 5, etc.
  2. How did the fast places help in the slow places. Explain to a parent how speed and how high your roller coaster was effected how your roller coaster worked.


Day 153

Bible

  1. Read Zephaniah 1:14 and Zephaniah 1:18.
  2. What is going to happen on “the Day of the Lord?” (answer: the Lord will destroy the ungodly)
  3. It says everyone on earth will die. Matthew 24 compares the day of the Lord to Noah’s day. People will suddenly be destroyed. We can be safe because we will not be caught unprepared as it talks about in Matthew 24. Jesus will be our ark to keep us safe.

History

  1. Read about Jimmy Carter.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Fill in your timeline piece for him.

Science

  1. Energy comes in lots of different forms. One form is heat.
  2. Watch this video on heat and temperature.
  3. Watch this video on heat energy.
  4. Put two jars of water out in the sun (or glasses). Make sure they have the same temperature of water in them. If you have a thermometer, measure the temperature of the water and record it.
  5. Wrap one jar in white paper. Wrap one jar in black paper.
  6. In half an hour, feel the water in each jar. Which is hotter? (Measure the temperature if you can.)
  7. Where did the heat come from?
  8. How did the heat get to the water?
  9. You’ll be learning more about this on day 154.
  10. Look at the picture below. It’s of a room in my house. Behind the curtains are windows that go across the whole room. In the morning the sun comes right in those windows. I have a white curtain and a dark colored curtain. In the summer I have the curtains one way and in the winter I reverse them with the other on the outside next to the window. In this picture the white curtain is on the outside by the window and the colored curtain is on the inside. Think about the experiment. Why would I put the colored curtain on the outside by the window? In what season would I put the colored curtain by the window. Is it summer or winter when this picture was taken. Why?  (answer: It is summer. In the winter the dark curtain is on the outside by the window to absorb the heat of the sun and bring that heat into the room. In the summer we don’t want extra heat, so we put the white curtain on the outside to reflect the light and keep it cooler inside.)

Art

  1. Look at some of Kelly’s works.
  2. Cut and paste or draw and color. Make a Kelly blocks of color picture.


Day 154

Bible

  1. Read Haggai 2:10-23. Haggai is another one of God’s prophets.
  2. This talks about God’s laws about things being holy (set apart for God’s purposes) and unclean (unacceptable to God). These laws are “ritual” laws that pointed to Jesus coming and making us holy. Now we are holy not because we are clean and have followed the rituals but because our hearts are clean. Jesus made our hearts clean by dying for us to take our punishment so that we can be forgiven. That’s why you sometimes hear about Jesus’ blood washing us.
  3. At the end of this part it talks about God choosing a leader for Israel. The Bible teaches us that God chooses leaders. That doesn’t mean all leaders are godly! But God uses even evil leaders for His purposes.

History

  1. Read about Ronald Reagan.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Fill in your timeline piece for him.

Science

  1. Watch these videos on radiation.  Heat Radiation   Heat Spectrum
  2. The sun’s heat got into the water through radiation.
  3. Draw a diagram that shows something on earth heating up due to radiation from the sun. If you don’t want to draw a diagram, act it out for your family.


Day 155

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 1:14-20. Zechariah is another of God’s prophets.
  2. God loves Israel. He was angry that they worshiped other gods and they were punished, but He still loves them and God is upset with those countries who fought against Israel and tried to wipe them out. This is still happening today. There are countries that want to wipe Israel out. If they try, God is allowing it and sees it, and He will pay them back and they will be destroyed themselves.

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. One interesting energy fact is that energy can’t be created. All of the energy in the universe existed from the beginning of time. Our sun produces enough energy every second to meet the whole world’s energy needs for 500,000 years. And our sun is small compared to other stars giving off even more energy. People guess there are about 100000000000000000000000 stars, all of which give off energy. That’s an incredible amount of energy that all came into existence in an instant!
  2. Read about lead
  3. Cut out and fill in your lapbook piece.

PE/Health

    1. Learn about Hearing Loss. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
    2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 156

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 2.
  2. This is a prophecy about the end of the world when Jesus will come and live in Jerusalem. I’m not going to try and explain what’s going to happen. I’m sure I don’t know! But you can read here how “many nations” will be part of Israel. In the New Testament in Romans it talks about Christians becoming part of Israel. We are God’s chosen people and will live with Him forever.
  3. What do you think it means that the Lord will be a “wall of fire” around Jerusalem?  (answer:  He will be their protection.)
History
  1. Look at this map of the election results from when Reagan was elected in 1984. The two colors represent the two candidates, the two people running for election. What do you notice?
  2. Look at this map of election results from the 2008 election.  What do you notice?
  3. What has changed over the last 20 years?
  4. Ask your parents about the the red/blue divide in America.
Science
  1. Read about heat transfer — heat moving from one thing to another.
  2. How does heat transfer? (answer: from the hotter object to the cooler object)
  3. Draw a picture of an ice cube in a glass of water. Use arrows to show that the heat is leaving the water and going to the ice. That’s what is making the ice melt. The water cools down because its heat energy is leaving.
  4. Make sure you put your picture in your binder.
Music
  1. Listen to Rodeo by Copeland. Click the top one on the list on the right.
  2. Here’s a little video clip of a rodeo. See the man riding the wild horse? Does the music fit?


Day 157   (Materials for science: food coloring — make a colored ice cube for tomorrow)

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 3:1-9.
  2. Who is standing before God?  (answer: Satan and Jeshua the high priest)
  3. What was Satan there to do?  (answer: accuse Jeshua of wrong)
  4. What does God do?  (answer:  He takes away Jeshua’s sin. They show this by taking off his dirty clothes and putting on clean clothes.)
  5. This is what God does for us. He forgives us, cleans us of all unrighteousness and makes it so Satan cannot bring charges against us. We become innocent because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.
  6. “The Branch” is Jesus.
History
  1. Read about George H. W. Bush.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Add him to your timeline.
Science
  1. Yesterday you read about conduction, when heat transfers from one object that is touching another object.
  2. Try this conduction experiment. (Materials: butter or margarine; anything small to stick in it; wooden spoon, plastic spoon, metal spoon–spatula, etc. just something with a handle)


Day 158

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 4:6-10.
  2. An angel is speaking to Zechariah who is seeing a vision. It is a prophecy about the temple being rebuilt.
  3. A famous verse from this Bible is in verse 6. Memorize part of it. It is a short way of saying one of the big lessons in the Bible, that we are to trust God to save us in all kinds of situations. We don’t need to rely on ourselves, our strength, our money, our smarts…we can rely on God.
  4. When you have it memorized, go and tell it to a parent.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD almighty.  Zech. 4:6b (that means the second part of the verse)

History

  1. Read about Bill Clinton.
  2. View the timeline.
  3. Add him to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read about convection, another way heat is transferred.
  2. Scroll down on this page to look at the moving diagram of convection.
  3. Draw a diagram of convection heat. (You can cut out and glue on colored arrows if you like.)

Art

  1. Look at Kelly’s lithographs.
  2. Try a lithograph activity.


Day 159

Bible

  1.  Read Zechariah 7:8-13.
  2. We’ve heard some of these things before. What are some of the things God wants His people to do? (answer: show love and concern)
  3. What groups of people does God want His people to protect and care for?  (answer: the poor, orphans, widows, refugees-strangers-people who aren’t in their own country)
  4. What reason does God give for not listening to them when they called to Him? (answer: They didn’t listen to Him.)
History
  1. Read about George W. Bush.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Add him to your timeline.
Science
  1. Put on a science show about heat. Use your diagrams to teach your audience about the three different types of heat transfer.
  2. Quiz your audience to see if they learned what they were supposed to learn.


Day 160  (Materials for science: 1 large size pizza box oven, Several feet of aluminum foil, 1 sheet black construction paper, 2 1/2 feet of clear plastic wrap, 4 feet of masking tape, 2 feet of string; Materials for M: read over L’s list and make the same or create your own) 

Bible

  1. Read this prophecy from Zechariah 9:9.
  2. Do you know when this prophecy was fulfilled?  (answer: Matthew 21:1-7)

History

  1. When you read about President Bush (the younger), you read about 9/11, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City. The US then started the “War on Terror.” The US along with England and other allies decided to fight against terrorists. Soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and then to Iraq. The main target were members of a Muslim group called the Taliban.
  2. The War on Terror is similar to the Cold War because the “enemy” is just a lumped together group that is hard to identify and because it causes a fear in people of what might happen.
  3. With terrorism instead of two armies fighting each other, one individual tries to kill or cause damage by surprise. Often “regular” people are killed, not soldiers.
  4. Read these essays and letters by Japanese-American students. They were written the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed. They were about to face a lot of prejudice because of their names and skin. How did they feel about Pearl Harbor?
  5. What is tolerance? How does the one student define it? (answer:  As we know tolerance means to be friendly to other in any way.)
  6. We just in our Bible reading about not putting up with false teaching. This is different from tolerance. We should not  tolerate, or put up with false teachings or evil practices in the Church, but we are still to be kind and loving. Loving a sinner in the Church means kicking them out of the church so that they will repent! That’s love.
  7. The “War on Terror” has made some people intolerant of Muslims. Because many (not all) terrorists attack have been done by Muslims, they decide all Muslims are bad and turn their fear and hate toward Muslims. Most Muslims will tell you they think the terrorists are doing evil things.
  8. Even the true terrorists are God’s creations. Jesus died for them. God is able to save them. He will accept them and forgive them if they repent, no matter what things they have done. We should desire like God does that all Muslims and all terrorists be saved. We should show them love as Jesus would.
  9. It should not bring us joy when anyone dies. We know that in the end God will bring justice to everyone. We don’t need to try and bring justice ourselves by fighting against terrorists. The Bible teaches that our enemy is not a person. Our enemy is Satan.
  10. One last thing about the war on terror. Terror means fear. Terrorists work to cause fear. We are told over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over in the Bible to not be afraid. We are not to fear anything. Here is a little song my family sings about not being afraid. It’s based on Hebrews 13: 5-6.
    • The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What is it that man can do to me? (Nothing!) For the Lord Himself has said, “I’ll never leave you.” He will provide for me, all that I need.
    • We sing it over and over inserting different things into the blank, like terrorists. My kids like to call out “nothing” in response to the question in the song. There is no reason to fear. Trust God that He is in control. Love Him. Obey Him. And you can live in peace even if the world is at war.

Science

  1.  Cook pizza using the sun’s radiating heat.

PE/Health

    1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes and go up and down the stairs twice, then do five squats (squat and stand five times with your hands out in front of you.) Do it every day!


Day 161

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 10:1-4.
  2. When it talks about the “most important stone” coming from Judah, it is talking about Jesus. His family was from the tribe of Judah. Read here (Acts 4:10-12) where Peter is preaching about Jesus being the most important stone.
  3. I also wanted to point out where it say that “those who practice magic see visions that aren’t true.” Remember that there are supernatural things that happen that aren’t from God. Just because something couldn’t have happened on its own, doesn’t mean it is from God. Satan can use demons to give people visions and dreams. You don’t have to trust someone just because they say they saw a vision. Visions from God will always stay true to what the Bible teaches. That’s true for all other supernatural things. If it’s not what the Bible teaches, it’s not from God.
History
  1. Read about Barack Obama.
  2. View his timeline.
  3. Fill in his timeline piece. How did he make history?
  4. You can watch this short video about him getting started in politics. (Ask a parent to turn it on for you. There is an ad first. Your parent can watch the ad and pause it after the ad for you.)
Science
  1. The other day we used the sun as energy to cook. The earth is full of natural energy. People have been working to use this natural energy. One way that’s been around for a long time is the water wheel. It uses the power of the water to do the work. Instead of burning coal to create steam to turn a magnet to create electricity. You can use a river’s water to turn a water wheel, which can turn a magnet to generate electricity. Watch the video (at least part of it).
  2. We can also use the power of waves and wind. Here are two little games to play just for fun to teach you about the different types of energy resources. Renewable means they can be used again. The wind and water never go away. Non-renewable means they get used up and are gone. Coal is non-renewable.
Music
  1. Rogers and Hammerstein are famous for writing Broadway musicals.
  2. Watch and listen to scenes from The Sound of Music which opened on Broadway in 1959.


Day 162

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 14:4-19. Skip verse 12 if you don’t want to read something gross.
  2. This chapter is about “the day of the Lord,” when Jesus is coming back. We read that there will be a huge earthquake that will split in half the Mount of Olives, it will go dark, the land will change, the nations that attacked Israel will be attacked and many destroyed, and those who live will worship God and celebrate the Jewish festivals.
  3. We are not required by God to celebrate the Jewish holidays of the Old Testament, but it does seem like when Jesus rules the earth, the Jewish holidays will be the world’s holidays.
History
  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
Science
  1. Do these elements flashcards.  Choose more options. Choose 20 questions and select all of the elements you know about.
Day 163*

Bible

  1. Read Malachi 1:8-9. Remember God’s law requires a perfect sacrifice. Malachi is the last of the Old Testament prophets. One more time we are shown the need for Jesus, the perfect sacrifice to come and take away our sins once and for all.
  2. Read Malachi 2:13-16. What does God hate? (answer: divorce)
History
  1. Your job for today and tomorrow is to create a game. You can work together with siblings to make one game if you like.
  2. If you need ideas for how to get started, you can look at this. It also has boards you could print out and dice and spinners you could print out. Or, you can just  make a game up all of your own.
  3. Design your game today and start working on questions. They should have to do with anything from Year 4 History.
Science*
  1. *Print out the first 2 pages of element cards 3 times each. Play Go Fish. You only need 3 of each to get a set. Ask for the name, the symbol or any other info on the card to help you learn more about them.
Art
  1. Read about Andy Warhol.
  2. Fill in your Andy Warhol timeline piece.


Day 164

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 1:1-9.
  2. Who wrote this book? (answer: John) This is the same man who wrote the first book of the Bible we read this year. He was on the island of Patmos as a prisoner for sharing the gospel.
  3. Memorize verse eight and tell it to a parent when you got it. Alpha and Omega are Greek words. It’s saying that Jesus is the first and the last. He was there in the beginning and He will be there at the end.
History
  1. Keep working on making up questions. Make sure they are from your Year 4 history studies.
Science
  1. Choose an element from this set to learn more about. Choose one that you don’t know anything about.
  2. You can learn more about it here and here.
  3. Teach your family all about it when you are done. Who discovered it? When? What does it look like? What is its symbol? What is it used for? What’s interesting about it?


Day 165

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 2:1-7. This is the first of seven letters written to the Church.
  2. What are some of the good things these people are doing? (answer: good deeds, persevere through hard times, don’t put up with evil or those who pretend to serve God but who really don’t)
  3. What were they doing wrong? (answer:They had forgotten their first love.)
  4. Some people say their first love is Jesus, that they weren’t passionate about Him like they had been before. Others say their first love was each other that they had lost the unity and devotion to one another that they had in the beginning. Jesus taught us that the most important commandment is to love God and love each other. He said if we do those things we are doing everything else He wants us to do.
  5. How are you doing at loving God and loving others? What have you done today to show God that you love Him? What have you done today to show others you love them?

History

  1. Play your game with others in your home.
  2. If you aren’t done, keep working on it and play when you are done.

Science

  1. Take this atom review quiz
  2. Make a quiz game for these words: radiation, convection, conduction, energy, gear, wheel and axle, inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, lever
  3. Give it a title. Follow the directions. Use the words I listed for your ANSWERS. Use their definitions or descriptions for your “questions.” You don’t have to write questions. Example:  necessary to do work*energy 
  4. SAVE by clicking the little computer disk in the bottom right corner (the first picture on the left). Wait. Then open the webpage. Then save the webpage address by bookmarking it. That’s the only way you’ll find your way back to it.
  5. Play your game.

PE/Health

    1. Learn about Mobility Loss. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
    2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 166

Bible

  1. revelation means something that has been revealed. God is revealing to John what is going to happen at the end of the world. The book begins with seven letters to the Church. The churches listed are all places in one part of modern day Turkey. (Move the map around and find Israel too.) Some people believe that these seven churches represent seven types of believers today. Whether the letter was written to you or not, it’s God’s word to His people and the truth it teaches is true for you and everyone else.
  2. Read Revelation 2:8-11. How can a poor person be rich?  (answer: The Bible says the poor are rich in faith. They have had to learn to trust God because they couldn’t trust in money to take care of them.)
  3. What are they told to do?  (answer: Be faithful even if they must die.)
History
  1. You are going to do an end-of-the-year project. You can use the same topic for history and science and can use it for English as well. The first step is to choose a topic. I recommend the Panama Canal. You can study its history and build a model of it. You can choose something else. You could choose Marie Curie and her discovery of uranium, you could research the Manhattan Project or Albert Einstein and his discoveries; or you could learn about “the Real McCoy.” Or you could study the history behind any of the elements, or any of the scientific breakthroughs from the past 150 years. Read around a bit today and choose a topic.
  2. The second step is to decide what type of project are you going to do. You can make a lapbook, a poster, a power point presentation, a museum box, an online presentation, or a scrapbook either on paper or online. You could write and put on a play or give a speech. Or, you can think of something I did think of. Choose what you are going to do.
Science
  1. Your job for the last fifteen days of school is to make a science project. I recommend you pick a topic that you can use for your history project as well, and even English. That way you’ll become an expert on the subject. The Panama Canal is one suggested topic. You could build a working model of a canal. In history I listed some other ideas.
  2. You are going to learn about the science and history of your topic. You are going to make a 3D project to explain or demonstrate your topic. If you want to make a poster about it, it has to contain 3D elements. On Day 180 you will present your project. You will show it to your family and/or friends and will tell them all about it, explain all about it and demonstrate it.
  3. You also have to conduct at least one experiment related to your topic. If you can, do the experiment in front of the group. If you can’t, explain the experiment and results.  Here is an experiment worksheet and experiment book you could use. You can write your experiment in a different format if you like, but you have to include all of the things listed on the worksheet.
  4. Today choose a topic and do some research about what experiment you could do.
Music
  1. Here are some more Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musicals.


Day 167*

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 2:12-29. Here are two more letters to the churches.
  2. They are praised for their perseverance, love and faith. But in each case there are some that are living in sin. God is upset that it is tolerated. All of the bad things that are going to happen are for this purpose, to get sin out of the Church. Only a perfect Church can be with God.
  3. The big C in Church is for the whole Church, all of God’s people. Little c church is for what you think of as church, a local group of believers meeting together.
  4. How does each letter end? (answer: To him who has ears let him hear along with a promise of eternal life–each time it’s written a different way)
  5. Everyone has ears. What does God mean?  (answer: God will give understanding and power to obey to anyone whose heart desires to live according to His words)
History*
  1. The first step is research. Here are some Research Note Taker sheets. You need to learn everything you can about your topic.
Science* (same as history, print 2 copies)
  1. Do some research and learn about the science aspects of your topic. How does it work? Here are Research Note Taker sheets.


Day 168

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 3:1-6.
  2. There are several warnings in the Bible of Jesus coming as a thief. It is accompanied by the warning to not be caught off guard. We are supposed to “be awake” so the thief can’t steal from us.
  3. What does it mean to be “awake?” What does it say in verse 3? (answer: It means to pay attention, listen to God’s word and obey it.)
  4. To be asleep would mean to act like it doesn’t matter or that there’s time to change your ways later. In Noah’s day, Noah was awake and stayed alive. The others were asleep and the thief came and took them away (Matt. 24:39).
  5. What do you think it means to have kept your clothes clean or to be dressed in white? (answer: It means to be holy, without sin. It’s what we can only accomplish by Jesus’ death for us and His life in us by His Holy Spirit.)
History
  1. Continue your research.
Science
  1. Continue your research. If you think you are done, go explain to a parent how the science of your topic works. If you can’t, learn some more.
Art
  1. Look at some Andy Warhol’s work.
  2. What do you notice?
  3. This technique is called silk screening.
  4. Here’s a version of how to do it.

Day 169

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 3:7-13.
  2. What church is this letter written to?  (answer: Philadelphia)
  3. This is the only letter that has only positives to say. What good thing have they done? (answer: They have obeyed God.)
  4. What will they be spared from because they have already shown they will always obey no matter what? (answer: the test, the hard times coming to the church)
History
  1. Continue your research.
Science
  1. Continue your research. Is there any expert in the field that you could email and ask questions? That would be a great source of information!
  2. When you are done your research, decide on what experiment or experiments you are going to do.
  3. Also, you need to decide how you are going to present what you learned. It’s gotta be 3D! What can you build to demonstrate your topic?


Day 170

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 3:14-22.
  2. Remember that these letters are written to the church. He is asking those in the church if they want to eat with him. Welcoming someone into your home to eat is welcoming them into your family. Why is Jesus outside knocking? Make sure you are spending time with Jesus and not keeping him outside!
  3. This letter also talks about people in the church feeling like they are rich and don’t need anything. This is foolish thinking. That’s the same as the armies in the Old Testament relying on their chariots to win a battle. The Philistines relied on Goliath to win their battles. David relied on the Lord. Who won? God can make our money, our home, all of the things we think we can rely on can disappear in an instant. But God is always there, always faithful. We need to trust him to take care of us in every way.

History

  1. Start your project.

Science

  1. Keep working on your project. Your assignment has four parts: research, 3D project, experiment (written up), demonstration

PE/Health

  1. After you do your stretches and sit ups and push ups and jog in place for five minutes and go up and down the stairs twice and do five squats, then lift a milk jug over your head five times with each arm.  Do it every day!


Day 171*

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 4.
  2. Emeralds are precious stones.
  3. John is sent to Patmos as a prisoner. He is supposed to be separated from everyone. But no one can separate you from God! Jesus comes and shows him a remarkable vision that we know as Revelations. He sees these strange creatures.
  4. What do they constantly say? (answer: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God who rules over all. He was, and He is, and He will come.”)
  5. They could say, “God is love” or “Praise God.” But they constantly, without stopping declare God’s holiness — how He is set apart. God’s holiness is why Jesus needed to die, to close the gap created by our sin. By the blood of Jesus we are made holy, set apart for God.
  6. Praise God by reading verse 11 out loud. “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
History
  1. Read chapter 1 of A Lifetime of Memories. Your family can read this together as a read aloud. It’s mostly dialog. You could even have a narrator and read different parts.
  2. What is the setting of the book?   (answer: George’s 100th birthday party and his whole family is with him at his home in NY.)
  3. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  4. Add to your project.
Science*
  1. Keep working on your project. Print out this End of the Year Project checklist to make sure you are thinking about everything that needs to be done.
Music
  1. Watch this video on one of the most prolific contemporary composers. John Williams has been nominated for an Academy Award more times than anyone else except for Walt Disney. Academy Awards are awards for movies. John Williams composes the music that is played during movies. This music is a big part in the emotion you feel when you watch a movie. How does this music make you feel?


Day 172*

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 5:9-14. This is another scene in God’s throne room.
  2. Who is being worshiped? Who is the one who bought God’s people with His blood? (answer: Jesus)
  3. What do you think it would be like to hear millions and millions of angels worshiping God?
  4. Do you think it would make you fall down and worship too?
History
  1. Read chapter 2 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Add to your project.
Science*
  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.


Day 173

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 6. This chapter is a summary of what is known as the end times, or what’s going to happen at the end of the world.
  2. Jesus is opening seals. Here is a picture of a seal on a scroll. There are seven. In this chapter six are opened.
  3. Some people think the first seal releases the antichrist, the man who will lead the fight against God and His people in the end. Personally, I believe the first seal releases revival among God’s true Church.
  4. The second through fourth seals release war, famine and sickness. That is the time period known as the first half of the tribulation. It will last three and a half years. Tribulation means trial or suffering.
  5. The fifth seal releases martyrdom, a certain number of believers will die for their faith. None of this is something to be afraid of. It is here in the Bible. God has always known that this would happen. None of these things will catch Him by surprise. He has had it planned out. He is allowing it all to happen to His people! This is all preparing His People to be holy so they can be with Him because He is a holy God.
  6. The sixth seal marks the end of the tribulation, the end of seven years. It describes an earthquake and the sun going dark and the moon turning the color of blood and the stars falling from the sky. Compare that to this verse: ”Right after the terrible suffering of those days, ’The sun will be darkened. The moon will not shine. The stars will fall from the sky. The heavenly bodies will be shaken.’” The same, right?
  7. Read the rest of that Scripture. What does it describe? Jesus coming back and gathering all of His people to Himself.
History
  1. Read chapter 3 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Add to your project.
Science
  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.
Art
  1. Watch this video on Warhol.
  2. Look around your house. Find something ordinary and commonplace and make a Warhol-like picture of it. Change its color, repeat it…make it unique. Be creative.
  3. Remember natural and arbitrary colors? Which type of color did Warhol use? (answer: arbitrary, not what you would find naturally in the world)


Day 174

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 7:9-17.
  2. Who is in front of the throne? (answer: every different type of person who has come out of the tribulation and has been washed clean)
  3. Remember this is the point of the tribulation, so that we can stand in God’s presence. In the Old Testament we read about people dying because they came into God’s presence but weren’t holy. Tribulation gets us turned away from the world and turned to God. It separates us from the world so that we can be with God.
  4. What do verses 16 and 17 say about what there won’t be anymore of after Jesus comes back? (answer: hunger, thirst, tears)
History
  1. Read chapter 4 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Add to your project.
Science
  1. Keep working on your project. Use your checklist.


Day 175

Bible

  1. You aren’t going to read the whole book right now. You can if you want, but for school, you are just going to look at a few things. As you do read it, realize that it is a symbolic book. It describes things that are symbols that represent other things. It’s also not a book that reads straight through. It’s not in order.
  2. Today we’re going to read about the beast and the mark. The beast is also sometimes called the antichrist. I think of him as the head of all the earthly antichrists because the Bible says there are many antichrists, not just one. The mark you’ll hear called “the mark of the beast.”
  3. Read Revelation 13. Remember that it is symbolic. People don’t think there will be dragon walking around.
  4. Who will worship the beast? (answer:  everyone whose name is not in the Book of Life)
  5. What is the beast’s purpose (verse 7)?  (answer:  to go to war against God’s people)
  6. What Bible story does verse 15 remind you of?  (answer:  Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego)
  7. Verses 14 and 15 talk about what I have warned about a few times, that just because someone seems to have power to do miraculous things, it doesn’t mean they are from God.
  8. What is everyone forced to get? (answer:  the mark)
  9. Believers must refuse to receive the mark. We cannot wear the beast’s name on us. Those who are marked will go to hell. That’s what the Bible says.
  10. What will believers not be able to do because we won’t be marked?  (answer:  buy and sell)
  11. That is okay because God promises to provide all of our needs. Once when our family had no money an angel walked into our local bank branch and deposited $1000 cash. That’s the best we can figure what happened based on the information the bank could give us. No one knew we needed money. We had never told anyone. We trusted God and He provided. We have many stories of God providing for us. The Bible is true! We can trust God and His word.
  12. I think most Christians believe there will be a real mark of some kind. Some people think that it is only symbolic because the Bible says the Holy Spirit has marked us. But, I think there will be real mark because believers won’t be able to buy or sell if they have a mark, so the unbelievers would need to be able to instantly recognize those marked. Similar to the Jews wearing a star and having their stores closed, isn’t it?
History
  1. Read chapter 5 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Add to your project.
Science
  1. Keep working.
  2. Make sure you have an experiment. Do you have all the things you need for it?
PE/Health
  1. Learn about Visual Impairment. Scroll down and read through the page and then take the facts check up.
  2. You can keep doing your exercises!


Day 176

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 16:1-2 and Revelation 16:18-20. These are descriptions of God’s wrath being poured out on the earth. Wrath is a strong show of anger. While Christians are promised tribulation and trouble, they are also promised that God’s wrath is not for them. Tribulation is like discipline, it gets us on the right path, the right path of obedience. Wrath is punishment, getting what you deserve.
  2. Revelation 8 and 9 also describe God’s wrath. Read Revelation 9:3-4. Who is not harmed by the locusts? Never forget that God has this all planned out and is in control of it all. You have no reason to be afraid if you are following Jesus and obeying God’s Word.
History
  1. Read chapter 6 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Add to your project. You need to finish today or tomorrow.
Science
  1. Keep working. You should finish your project tomorrow.
  2. Do your experiment.
Music
  1. Choose a favorite piece of music from the year. Explain to a parent why it is your favorite. Tell the name of the music, the composer and the date of the piece.
  2. Appalachian Springs is one of my favorites . So is this. You can watch John Williams conduct and watch the orchestra play.


Day 177

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 20:11-14.
  2. Here is the description of an event that takes place at the very end, judgment day. Everyone stands before God and is judged according to what they have done.
  3. You read a bit earlier about the seven churches. It was promised the churches that those who “overcame by the blood of the Lamb” would not be hurt by the second death and would not have their name removed from the Book of Life. We overcome sin by seeking forgiveness and then by dying to self and letting Jesus live in us. That means we make choices not based on what we want but what God wants for us. By the power of God in us we can choose to not be selfish but to love God and others and serve God and others.
History
  1. Read chapter 7 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. The book mentions the 1965 World’s Fair. Here’s a scrapbook from the 1962 one.
  4. Finish your project. Practice presenting your project. Write what you are going to say if that helps. You are going to tell them about your topic and about your project. Don’t read what you wrote on your project. They can read it for themselves. Tell them about what you learned and about what they will see on your project.
Science
  1. Finish your project.
  2. Write down your experiment. You can use the worksheet or book or type it up. It needs to be displayed with your project. Make it look good!


Day 178

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 21:1-8.
  2. When this world ends, what new things will there be? (answer: new heaven, new earth, new everything)
  3. What won’t there be anymore?  (answer: death, sadness, crying, pain)
  4. There is a description of hell as a lake of burning fire and a list of the types of people who will be there. Remember, murderers and others go to hell, but you can be a former murderer and repent and go to heaven. When you repent of something, God forgives your sin and you no longer commit that sin.
  5. It also lists being afraid as a sin. We are saved and go to heaven by faith, by believing and trusting God. Faith and fear are opposites. We are saved by faith. Those who are afraid do not have faith. This doesn’t mean that if you are afraid of snakes or something that you will go to hell! It means that you have to have faith that God will save you from death and give you everlasting life. Those who are afraid of death do not have faith that God has saved them. Do you understand?
History
  1. Read chapter 8 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Tell someone what three scenes take place in the chapter.
  3. Read over this grading sheet for presenting a topic. You would want to score a 4 for every category. The last one is only if you are working together with siblings. Practice what you are going to say for your presenting.
Science
  1. Use the checklist to make sure you did everything you are supposed to do. On day 179 you will write your bibliography. On day 180 you will present.
  2. Today practice what you will say to explain your project. Write it down if that helps you. Practice saying it out loud.
  3. Read over this grading sheet for presenting a project. You would want to score a 4 for every category. The last one is only if you are working together with siblings.
Art
  1. Choose a favorite piece of art from this year. Show it to a parent and tell why it’s your favorite.


Day 179

Bible

  1. Read Revelation 22:10-21.
  2. When does Jesus say He is coming back? (answer: soon)
  3. The Bible tells us that God views time differently than we do. He doesn’t measure time in the same way we do. And He isn’t dilly dallying in getting back. Peter talks about this in one of his books.
  4. What can your prayer be (verse 20)? (answer: Come quickly Lord Jesus.)
History
  1. Read chapter 9 of A Lifetime of Memories.
  2. Write a bibliography to go with your project. If your project is online, add your bibliography to your online project.
Science
  1. Write your bibliography.


Day 180*

Bible*

  1. Print out this page and fill in what you’ve learned this year about God. Fill in the circle with the things that describe God and that can be with God. Outside the circle write the things that describe what cannot be with God. Your scripture from yesterday listed some.
  2. Watch this video on who God is throughout the Bible.
  3. What do you remember from the verses you memorized? Get a high five for each one you can remember.
History
  1. Present your project. Show it to your audience. Tell about your topic without reading exactly what your project says. Let them look at it and ask questions. Answer their questions in complete sentences.
  2. Send me photos, links, videos…and I will post them on this site!
Science
  1. Present your project and demonstrate your experiment.
  2. Take pictures or videos, send them to me! I’ll post them on the Hall of Fame page. (Contact me through the about page.)
  3. Here is some Edisonian inspiration to keep trying and learning new things during your break before you start Year 1.

PE/Health

  1. You don’t have to stop stretching and exercising just because it’s the end of the school year! Keep it up! Choose a favorite exercise, jogging, stair climbing, jumping rope…and try and do it for longer and longer each day.

Congratulations, You’re done!