Days 61 – 180 (4-M)

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Day 61**  (Materials for science: slice of bread, salt, 3 clear glasses, food coloring)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 6.
  2. Look at verse 16. What is God’s promise if we walk in His way?
  3. What does that mean?

History*

  1. Read “Life” and take notes on your timeline.
  2. *How is life today similar or different from the 20s. Venn Diagram
  3. While you work, play some jazz music from the 20s.  some more   some blues    some church music
  4. Read chapter 5 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

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. The official formula for density is mass divided by volume. One gram of water takes up one mililiter. One divided by one is one. Water’s density is one.
  5. Gather three glasses you can see through. Fill one with hot water, one with cold water and one with salt water. Put a few drops of food coloring into each glass. Make observations. Which is the densest? Which is the least dense? How are density and viscosity related? Explain.
  6. Video if you need it.
  7. *Do the first page of this density worksheet. You can use a calculator. Density = Mass (grams) / Volume  That means that means that Volume = Mass / Density    and also that   Mass = Density * Volume
  8. Density Worksheet Answers.

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: plastic bottle, eye dropper or pen cap and oil-based clay — I think you could use a piece of crayon instead of clay?)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 7.
  2. What keeps us safe?  (vs. 10)

History

  1. Listen to the first half of this radio show of the book, The War of the Worlds. 
  2. Notice the sound effects and voice acting.
  3. This is a very famous radio broadcast. They told the story of an alien invasion as a news broadcast so that people thought it was really happening and many actually fled their homes. They have music playing like the radio show is really a music broadcast that is interrupted with these news reports.

Science

  1. Do the experiment.
  2. Read what is going on.
  3. You may be thinking, don’t people sink? Water’s density is 1. Salt water’s density is 1.025. The average human body’s density is 1.01. Can you see why people can float and sink? Why?
  4. The experiment page talked about a “buoyancy compensator.” Buoyancy is just a word that means the capability to float.

Day 63  (Materials for science: cups, food coloring–optional, paper towels, wooden blocks (or books or something else–just don’t spill!)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 9. Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet.
  2. Verses 25 and 26 talk of being uncircumcised in their heart. This is alluding to the New Testament. This is giving a hint that God’s people will be more than just those born Jewish and who are circumcised at 8 days old to show it.
  3. What does it mean to be “uncircumcised in heart?” Here is a NT verse about being circumcised in heart.

History

  1. Listen to the second half of The War of the Worlds.
  2. You are going to be writing a radio show. You can think about what you want it to be.

Science

  1. Capillary action is the movement of a liquid along the surface of a solid caused by the attraction of molecules of the liquid to the molecules of the solid. (from thefreedictionary.com)
  2. Read this and do the experiment to see it in action. Start at step 3.

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. Try to make some animations. (Flash)
    • Click on image. Choose one. Click on Done. Click Copy Frame over on the side. Drag your image over a little. Do that again and again and again. Then click on Play.

Day 64*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 10.
  2. Look specially at verses 21 and 23. What do these verses teach you about what you need to be doing?

History

  1. Read about radio sound effects.
  2. Write a short radio show. You can use a story you have written, or write a new one, or maybe an easy thing to do would be a commercial. Choose places to add sound effects and figure out how you will do them.
  3. Read chapter 6 of Animal FarmDescribe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science*

  1. Define each of the terms – Properties of Water.

Day 65

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 11.
  2. What’s the lesson of verses 6 – 11?
  3. Look at verse 16. Read these verses from Romans.
  4. He’s talking about Israel being an olive tree and non Jews being made part of that tree. What does it say about some of the Jews/branches?
  5. How does this relate to what you read in Jeremiah?

History

The Great Depression

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 about radio scripts.
  2. Read your radio show. Do the different voices and sound effects. Perform it for an audience. (You could record it if you wanted so that you can play it like a real radio show.)
  3. Read chapter 7 of Animal FarmDescribe what’s happening in the book to someone.
  4. Read about the allegorical characters in the book and the real-life characters they were a metaphor for. Scroll down to “characters.”

Science

  1. Watch the video on silicon.
  2. Cut out your silicon piece and write about silicon inside. Add it to your others. Silicon is in the carbon family.

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. Retell this chapter to a parent.

History*

  1. *Read this lesson on the Great Depression and print out pages 5 and 6.
  2. Answer the questions on page 5 and write a complete answer to number 11 on page 6. (The first answer is wrong on the answer sheet. What should it be?)
  3. Read chapter 8 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

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’s what you’ll need to do by 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. Make a video, poster, book…show others what you did. Include your question, your hypothesis, best guess as to what the answer will be, and a complete list of materials. Include as many detailed steps as possible for how you did it. Include as many observations as possible. Make a chart of any data you collected, measurements you took. Write a great paragraph explaining your conclusion.
  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 The Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa. 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 67*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 13.
  2. Do you think you could obey God without questioning like Jeremiah does when it seems to make no sense (put on a belt, take it off, hide it, get it)?

History*

  1. Read through this website on the Depression — three tabs along the top. Read some of the letters to the president.
  2. Watch Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inaugural address, his speech when he became president.
  3. *Cut out and fill in president Roosevelt‘s minibook. (You can do Hoover too if you like.) Add to your timeline.
  4. Read chapter 9 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science

  1. Work on your science fair project.  (Make sure you’ve done the experiment and recorded the results.)

Day 68

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 14.
  2. Verses 14 and 15 show that sometimes there are people who prophesy in God’s name, but they aren’t His prophets. They are speaking lies and can’t be trusted.
  3. Any ideas on how you can tell a true prophet from a fake one? Discuss this one with a parent.

History

  1. Teens left home during the Depression to search for work, “to escape poverty or troubled families, others because it seemed a great adventure. At the height of the Great Depression, more than 250,000 teenagers were living on the road in America. Many criss-crossed the country by hopping freight trains, although it was both dangerous and illegal.” (from PBS)
  2. Watch part of this documentary on the great depression and riding the rails: part 2.

Science

  1. Work on your science fair project. (Start working on your presentation.)

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.
  2. What’s one important lesson you can learn from this chapter?

History*

  1. Read about the dust bowl.
  2. See pictures of a dust storm.
  3. Read a poem. Perform the poem for your family or friends. (*To print it out, click here.)
  4. Read chapter 10 of Animal Farm. Describe what’s happening in the book to someone.

Science

  1. Work on your science fair project.  (Finish your presentation.)

Day 70*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 18:1-8 and Romans 9:14-21.
  2. What do these passages teach you about God? How do you feel about God knowing this is true?

History*

  1. Read the news.  Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. *Print out and complete this newspaper assignment.
  3. Write a description of how the animal’s leaders were able to carry out the revolution.  Animal Farm notebooking page

Science

  1. Present your science fair project.
  2. Take questions from the audience.
  3. Upload your project so it can be shared with others. (see day 65)

PE/Health

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

Day 71** (Materials for science: baking soda, vinegar, if you can: Epsom salt, smelling salt, calcium chloride–see below)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 20:7-13. This is Jeremiah talking to God about how hard it is to be a prophet.
  2. How does he feel about it?
  3. What does verse 9 mean?

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 recounting the beginnings of WWII. This is a long page, but not lots of writing. Take your time to look at the pictures.
  2. Write down or tell someone what was happening during this time. You don’t have to know all the details, but in general, what is taking place.
  3. Start a WWII timeline with at least one thing you found most important from 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.
  4. Read this Wikipedia page on Animal Farm.

Science**

  1. Exothermic/Endothermic — Exothermic reactions give off heat–the chemical reaction makes heat. Endothermic reactions lower the temperature of the product. You are going to combine different materials and test to see if the reaction is exothermic or endothermic.
  2. Print out this worksheet for one experiment.
  3. Print out this worksheet for the second experiment.  To make the baking soda solution combine 1/2 cup of water with 1 Tablespoon of baking soda. Calcium chloride — can be found as a laundry booster, road salt–check to make sure it is only calcium chloride, or as DampRid at a hardware store–if you use that, you need to increase your amount you use)
  4. If you have them, you can test epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and smelling salts (ammonium carbonate). Remember chemicals are toxic. Use your goggles and gloves if you have them and be careful. Don’t smell the ammonium carbonate! If you can get nothing except vinegar and baking soda, then try that and regular table salt in water. Try something!
  5. Fill in/make charts of your observations.
  6. Write a paragraph stating your conclusions about what produces either an exothermic or endothermic reaction.
  7. Watch this exothermic reaction.

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 72

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 23:16-29.
  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. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn’t mean they are necessarily speaking the truth.
  3. Ask God to help you know what is true and false.
  4. What does verse 29 mean?

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. Watch “How to Make Cotton Candy.”
  2. Write out the steps or draw a diagram of the process.

Day 73

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 24.
  2. God uses an object lesson to make a point. Can you think of an object lesson to teach a lesson about God or the Bible? Jesus’ used object lessons. He used parables, a coin, a fig tree…
  3. Another example? I could show you an apple and talk about how good it looks and tastes. I could explain that God doesn’t want to keep us from good things. He wants to keep us from bad things. If the fruit in the garden had been an apple, it wouldn’t have been sinful to eat something good, it was sinful to disobey God.
  4. What object could you use to talk about God’s love? salvation? forgiveness? Share at the dinner table.

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.
  4. Read about Hitler as a boy.  Answer in complete sentences. Does reading this make you think of him as just a person like the rest of us? What events of his childhood do you think affected who he became as an adult? Did anything surprise you about his childhood? what?
  5. Add to your timeline whatever you deem important. Not every date you come across should go on your timeline.

Science

  1. Watch the video on chlorine.
  2. Cut out and fill in your chlorine piece.
  3. Chlorine is part of the halogens or florine family

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: yeast, ingredients for baking 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. How did God use the Babylonians against the Israelites?
  4. What did God do to the Babylonians for what they did to the Israelites?
  5. Did God act with justice?

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 during WWII
  3. Decide whether or not you want to add anything to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read about yeast and bread making. Go ahead and “explore gluten.”
  2. Yeast releases CO2 (what’s that? carbon dioxide, the same thing we release when we breathe out).
  3. The gas gets trapped in the dough, filling it. We call it rising.
  4. If you want to make bread, here’s a recipe to follow. You don’t need to use a mixer. After step five, punch down the dough, divide it in half, and put it in the shape you want. Skip to step 8. After step two–after adding the warm liquid –stop and observe for awhile. Observe the CO2 being released.
  5. If you don’t want to make bread, mix together a packet or tablespoon of active dry yeast, 1 c. of very warm water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Observe the release of CO2.

Day 75*   (Materials for science: lemon, potatoes, tiny light bulb or small LED clock, 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.
  2. What types of people are we to not listen to? That means stay away from horoscopes and psychics, people and things that pretend to be able to tell you your future.

History

  1. Read the News
  2. Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  3. Do you see any news that reminds you of any history you have studied?

Science*

  1. Make a battery.
  2. Experiment with different things.
  3. *Write an experiment report — experiment worksheet.
  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.
  2. Here is a picture of a yoke. Here is how it is used.
  3. What does it mean that Israel has a yoke on them? (answer: They are bound to serve Nebuchadnezzar.)
  4. What one criteria does Jeremiah give for knowing a prophet is from God? (answer: When he predicts peace it happens.)

History*

  1. Print out these World War Two worksheets. Today complete page 1 and save the remaining pages.

Science

  1. Play this circuit game you played when you were learning about the light bulb.
  2. Can you make the fan spin? Click and drag to get a wire.

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 29:10-23.
  2. Memorize verse 11.
  3. Rewrite what the verse says in your own words.

History*

  1. Read this timeline up through 1940. Update your timeline.
  2. Print a map. Mark with a G all the countries that are taken over by Germany and an R for all those invaded by Russia 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. All of the little countries like Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, Croatia…all together there above Greece were part of Yugoslavia. They are taken over in 1941. Can you see how the Axis forces were steam rolling over Europe?

Science*

  1. *You will be completing this lapbook. Print it out and read through it. You don’t have to do the last two pieces.
  2. We will do experiments after the lapbook is complete.
  3. Today explore “How Plants Work” and get a little understanding of where our electricity comes from.

Day 78

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 30.
  2. God says basically the same thing over and over again. Why do you think He does that? Does the end of verse 24 give a hint to the answer?

History

  1. Do the second page of the picture worksheets you printed out on Day 76.

Science

  1. Do your timeline piece today.
  2. Here’s some timeline information. You don’t have to use every bit of information!
  3. There are also timeline dates and events included in the lapbook printout.

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 questions.)

Day 79

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 31:1-20.
  2. After WWII the nation of Isreal was reestablished. You can see a bit of what is described in these verses in this video. You can jump to 3:50.

History

  1. Read about the Battle of Britain.
  2. Read about the blitz.
  3. Take notes on your timeline. Please add information to your timeline, not just “Battle of Britain.”

Science

  1. Use this site to learn the basics of circuits.
  2. Read this one page about series and parallel circuits.
  3. Do your circuits piece today.

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

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 31:21-40.
  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. And 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 Blitz.
  2. Read the news.  Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Do your static electricity piece today. (Do the experiment.)
  2. See what’s happening to the electrons.
  3. You can try to build another circuit if you like.

PE/Health*

  1. Keep a meal diary.

Day 81

Bible

  1.   Read Jeremiah 32:30-44.
  2. Rewrite what God is saying here in your own words or explain it to a parent.

History

  1. Listen to this news brief after the Blitz.
  2. Listen to one woman’s experience.
  3. Listen to Winston Churchill.
  4. Write a news broadcast about the Blitz (30 seconds) and perform it as if on the radio.

Science

  1. Do your magnets piece.
  2. Here’s an online compass and bar magnet.
  3. You can add in other magnet observations. Play this magnet game to make some more observations about magnets!

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 33:14-26.
  2. Jesus is of the line of David and He is the king who is now on the throne and will remain there forever as king.
  3. What does verse 20 mean?

History

  1. Do the third page in your packet of picture worksheets about women shopping.

Science

  1. Do your AC/DC piece.
  2. Take a look at this website. Make sure you scroll down to the animated picture and see how the alternating current changes the poles so that the rotor is attracted to the north than the south and in that way keeps spinning.

Day 83

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 34:12-19.
  2. Do you ever think, “Why do they keep ignoring God? They know what’s going to happen.” Do you do the same?
  3. What about these verses? Do you obey this all the time even though you know you are really choosing between blessing and curse?

History

  1. Read about the role of women in 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? Write your answers in complete sentences.
  3. Look at this poster from the war. It is a famous piece of propaganda from the war. What is it saying to women? Why did they post this around the country? (answer: It is saying that women are strong and able to work. They wanted women to work and wanted them to think of themselves as capable.)

Science

  1. Do your electrical outlet piece.
  2. You can read about GFCI outlets on this page.

Art

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

Day 84

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 36:1-26.
  2. Who/what are they afraid of in verse 16?
  3. Who/what should they be afraid of? 

History

  1. Read about rationing during the war.
  2. Look at these rationing posters. There are many.
  3. Make your own rationing poster.

Science

  1. Do your magnet vocabulary piece.
  2. Find words from your other pieces and fill in at least five light bulbs with the word and definition.

Day 85  (Materials for science: 9 volt, copper wire, magnetic compass, metal thumbtacks, paper clips –it says lid of small cardboard box and block of wood but could be substituted)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 37.
  2. What do you think about this chapter?
  3. It is similar in some ways as to what happens to Jesus. He is falsely accused and beaten.
  4. Read these new testament verses. Jesus is speaking to His disciples.
  5. How do you feel as His disciple that it is to be expected that you will be hated?
  6. Have you ever been hated for Christ’s sake? Why or why not?

History

  1. Use your organizer from day 80 to write a news article on the Blitz.
  2. Display your finished poster.
  3. Ask a parent to put either or both your article and poster into your portfolio.

Science

  1. Try and build this experiment.
  2. Do your experiment piece.
  3. Here’s a video related to this 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.
  2. What did God use to deliver Jeremiah? (answer: dirty rags, a slave- among other things)
  3. When you have a problem, do you want God to fix it in a fancy, spectacular way? Or do you watch for “dirty rags,” ordinary things, or even not very nice things?
  4. Do you see a “dirty rag deliverance” as just as much a provision from God as a more miraculous deliverance? (An example: You need food. A gift certificate for a nice restaurant could arrive in the mail out of nowhere or your neighbor could come over with her leftover spinach casserole.)

History*

  1. Read about Anne Frank
  2. Read an excerpt from her famous diary
  3. *Write about Anne Frank on this notebooking page.
  4. Put your notebooking page into your lapbook.

Science*

  1. You saw in your last experiment how magnets and electricity go together. Now let’s learn more about magnetism.
  2. Here’s a website to get information.
  3. Today do the magnet vocabulary. You may search online for the definitions or use a dictionary.

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. Make sure you scroll down to read the second part.
  2. This is one of those parts of Scripture that make me smile. It’s one of those nice touches like when Moses not only lives but his own mother gets to nurse him. Here those in Jerusalem are taken as slaves to Babylon, except that they leave the poor in the city. Picture the poor in the city. The worst part of being poor is lack of ownership. They don’t own your own home and they work all day to make someone else money who then just gives them a small portion of what they earned. But here God sees to it that not only do they live, they get to live well; they are given vineyards and fields so that they can work for themselves and keep what they earn.

History

  1. Read this timeline
  2. Listen to/read Hitler’s speech in 1939 threatening the Jews. Find the link on the timeline.
  3. Notice on the timeline the basic steps that Hitler used against the Jews: propaganda to turn public opinion against them, laws to discriminate against them, star of David to separate them, ghettos to isolate them, deportation to get rid of them.
  4. Work on your timeline.

Science

  1. Today you will do the pieces: temporary magnets, electromagnets.
  2. Use this site to find information.

Day 88

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 42:1-17.
  2. Egypt looks safer to them, but is it? Why or why not.

History

  1. Try these four quizzes:
    • Nazification
    • Ghettos
    • Victims
    • You can search for answers by clicking on “Review” at the bottom of each page. You can also learn from finding out the right answer when you click to submit and check each answer.
  2. Choose a star of David craft to make: cutting,  folding–this one is youtube, get permission

Science

  1. Do the Grippers piece.
  2. I can’t find good information on this, but you can see what it is, using magnets for lifting. You can watch the video in the row of pictures.
  3. Below you can see robot grippers. How would making them magnetic help?
  4. The force is the strength of the magnet–the stronger the magnetic force, the more weight it could lift.
  5. “Industrial” use means in factories and things like that.
  6. Here are magnetic gripper videos.

Art

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

Day 89

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 43. This is a continuation of yesterday’s story.
  2. How does verse 11 show that God is in control of everything, specifically?
  3. Does that give you comfort?

History

  1. Try these quizzes

Science

  1. Do the earth’s magnetic field pieces (“magnets fan”).
  2. You can use these two pages to learn about the earth’s magnetic field: one  two.

Day 90   (Materials for science: three of the same magnets, optional: aluminum cookie sheet)

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?
  4. How does it relate to the verses?
  5. What advice do we receive in the Bible about remembering?
  6. List the commands in that Psalm (eg. give thanks).
  7. How would obeying all the commands in that song help us remember and keep us from forgetting and sinning against God?
  8. What are you going to do about it?

History

  1. Read the news.  Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Do you see anything in the news today that reminds you of Hitler’s steps to get rid of the Jews? Propaganda, laws, separation, isolation, deportation?
  3. 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 is not working now. Can you design an experiment to answer the questions and observe what she’s talking about?)
  2. Explain what you learned.

PE/Health

  1. Read about snacking smart for lots of energy. Snack ideas?

You are halfway done school for the year!

Day 91 (* from Pearl Harbor Lapbook)

Bible

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

History*

  1. Today you will do page 2 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook, definitions. You can just use this as a worksheet, or you can cut and fold it and put it in your notebook or in a sibling’s lapbook.

Science

  1. Magnet activity
  2. Draw a diagram of how magnetism works.
  3. Ask a parent to your your diagram into your portfolio.
  4. If you want to explore electricity and magnetism more, go to this website.

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: batteries, mini light bulb, motor or LED clock or some other small electrical item, 5 alligator clip wires, aluminum foil, paper clip–plain metal)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 50:1-9.
  2. What does verse 6 compare God’s people to?
  3. Who led them astray?
  4. Who are the “shepherds” of Christians?
  5. Why is it important to get our truth from the Bible?

History*

  1. Today you will do page 8-9 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook.
  2. Make a new cover for it based on the information on the timeline. (That cover is for South Africa.) Add it to your notebook timeline.

Science

  1. Draw a circuit with a source of electricity, a switch and at least two small things that use electricity like a mini light bulb and motor or small LED clock. Make sure the electricity will go all the way around the circuit. If you need a circuit review, play this game.
  2. Build the circuit. Does it work? If not, change it. Does it need more power?
  3. Draw a circuit with two electrical objects, two sources of power and two switches so that you can turn on and off each thing (like a lightbulb)
  4. Build the circuit.

Day 93* (* from the Pearl Harbor Lapbook)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 52:1-9.
  2. How would knowing God and living by faith help you if you were in Jerusalem during this siege?

History*

  1. Today you will read pages 12-14 of the Pearl Harbor lapbook. Choose one of the notebooking pages from the back and write about one of their experiences.

Science*

  1. Build a circuit.
  2. Add in an extra wire so you can test conductors. You are going to experiment like this game did.
  3. Gather up items to test. Get a variety. Try some foods.
  4. *Test each one and record the results. Which ones conduct, carry, electricity?

Art

  1. Learn about perspective. Do watch, find and create.
  2. Try on paper to draw with perspective. Draw a point on the paper in the top left corner. Draw a slowly curving line that ends up in the bottom right of your paper. Start at the point again and draw a line that follows the same curve but moves more and more away from the other line. Color your river.
  3. Draw trees along your river. The trees at the bottom are large and each tree that goes back along the river is smaller than the one before it.
  4. You can see in these photographs how the man appears smaller the father back he is.
  5. Here are river paintings using perspective.

Day 94*

Bible

  1. Read Lamentations 3.
  2. Memorize verse 57.
  3. What turns around how Jeremiah is feeling?
  4. What does this chapter teach us about who God is?
  5. What verses or messages in this passage give you encouragement?

History*

  1. Take a look at this website on Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) political cartoons. Scroll down to the second cartoon on the page with the ostrich heads and read the paragraph next to it.
  2. Print out this notebooking page on the cartoon and answer the questions. (Image: 29 April 1941, PM. UCSD)

Science

  1. Read about series and parallel circuits.
  2. Draw a circuit of each kind. (Series: the electricity flows to one and then the other; Parallel: the electricity flows to both at the same time)
  3. Build them.
  4. Did they work?
  5. What’s the difference in power levels between the two circuits?

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

Day 95

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 1.
  2. When we think of God, we often think of the Jesus who blessed the little children.
  3. But we need to remember the holy, thundering part of God as well. God is love and that will never change. God is holy and that will never change.
  4. What does it mean that God is love?
  5. What does it mean that God is holy?

History

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

Science

  1. You decide what to do. You could…
  2. Build some more circuits.
  3. Play some circuit games.
  4. Try another experiment.

PE/Health

  1. March in place for five minutes.

Day 96

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 2:1-7.
  2. Why do think God keeps sending prophets to them even though they keep disobeying?
  3. Why do the prophets keep going and telling them what God says when the Israelites aren’t going to listen? (answer: love, faithfulness, compassion…obedience)

History

  1. Watch the first twenty minutes of this documentary on China during the period of the first and second World Wars. Stop at about 22:03.
  2. Tell a parent about what you learned.

Science

  1. Read through these Chemistry Review pages. (It’s okay if some of it is new.) Click on the right arrow. Watch the salt and sugar dissolving videos (put your mouse on the picture and a play button will appear.)
  2. Write down all the words that are a different color and their definitions. (Put your mouse on the words and a definition will pop up.)

Music

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

Day 97

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 3:1-15.
  2. What is your reaction to this part?

History

  1. Watch the next section of this documentary on China during the period of the first and second World Wars. Start where you left off at 22:03. Stop at 35:43. Please stop it at this point. Do not keep watching.
  2. Tell a parent about what you learned.

Science

  1. Read through these Chemistry Review pages. Click on the right arrow.
  2. Write all the colored words and their definitions.

Day 98

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 3:16-27.
  2. God calls Ezekiel a watchman. He may get to have many supernatural experiences, but he has a heavy burden.
  3. How does God say Ezekiel will be held accountable? (vs. 16-21)

History

  1. Watch  the next section of this documentary on China during the period of the first and second World Wars. Start at 38:00, not where you left off. Stop at 57:07.
  2. Tell a parent about what you learned.

Science

  1. Read through these Chemistry Review pages.
  2. Write all the colored words and their definitions.

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. Watch the next section of this documentary on China during the period of the first and second World Wars. Start at 57:07 and stop at 1:21:14.
  2. Tell a parent about what you learned.

Science

  1. Read through these Chemistry Review pages.
  2. Write all the colored words and their definitions.

Day 100

It’s the hundredth day of school!

Bible

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

History

  1. Watch the last section of this documentary on China during the period of the first and second World Wars. Start at 1:21:14 and finish it.
  2. Fill a notebooking page. Write about what you learned about China.

Science

  1. Read over your words and definitions.
  2. Play this definition game. (alternate)

PE/Health

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

Day 101* (Materials for science: balloon, strip of plastic from grocery store plastic bag)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 6.
  2. Do you think WWII seems like another time the Lord was punishing Israel’s unfaithfulness and trying to get them to repent and turn back?

History

  1. Watch these videos on the fight between America and Japan. Video One  Video Two

Science

  1. Play the definition game. (alternate)
  2. We’re going to do some more chemistry review. Let’s go back and look at atoms again.Remember they have neutrons and protons in the nucleus and electrons in the outer shells. The electrons have a negative charge and the protons have a positive charge–like magnets and electricity.
  3. Read through these pages and click on the numbers on the pictures to see the different images. Click on the “Start” and “Play” buttons. The one with the faucet should have a play button–you don’t need to download anything. Click on the arrows to turn the pages. Try rubbing the plastic bag between your fingers and the balloon on your hair and watch how you can see the electrons have moved causing the attraction.
  4. Draw or write explaining the attraction either between the water and balloon or the plastic and your fingers.

Music*

  1. *Print page 5 of this musical instrument booklet.  (You can also print pages 11, 13, 17, 21-22.)
  2. Use these websites on instruments to answer the questions and fill in the worksheet.

Day 102

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 7:23-27.
  2. Where’s the similarity in what you just read to Matthew 7:1-2?  (hint: verse 27)

History

  1. Read this timeline of America’s fight with Japan. (You can click on the pictures.)
  2. This is one of the most famous images of the war.
  3. Find which info goes with the picture and write about it on your timeline.

Science

  1. Read these pages. All of the pictures with a science experiment are videos. There should be a play button.
  2. Draw a 2-D model of a sodium atom.

Day 103

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 8.
  2. There are people who seek supernatural experiences like Ezekiel had but they don’t want the responsibility of obedience that Ezekiel had. Supernatural minus obedience/holiness is demonic. Seek God not experiences or you could be easily deceived.

History

  1. Read about Japanese internment camps in America. Fearing Japanese spies in America, the American government forced Japanese Americans to live in camps during the war with Japan.
  2. Go to this wikipedia page on the topic. Choose one of the many photographs or images. Click on it. Right click on the new larger image. Click on copy image. Paste it into a word processing document. You probably need to click on it again and drag a corner in to make it smaller. Write on the page about the photo and the internment of Japanese Americans during the war. Print it out.

Science

  1. Read these pages about covalent bonds. Click on all the numbers and start and play buttons and arrows.
  2. Draw two oxygen atoms bonded. Write the type of bond and describe what is happening in the picture.
  3. Oxygen basically never exists alone. It is always found bound to another oxygen atom.

Art

  1. Choose a cartoon person to draw.

Day 104*  (Materials for science: gummy candies-two different colors, toothpicks — mini marshmallows would work for one color)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 9:1-6.
  2. Who was safe?  (answer: those who hated sin)

History

  1. Take the quick quiz on Japanese American internment.
  2. Read their story. What was life like?

Science*

  1. Read these pages about ionic bonds. Click on the numbers and start and play buttons and arrows.
  2. *Print out these worksheets. Answer the questions. See below for the activities.
  3. Here is an image of sodium chloride.
  4. Use your candy to build a model like described. Use one color for positive and one color for negative.
  5. Here is an image of what you built.
  6. Answers to the worksheet. Check and make sure you understand.

Day 105*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 10.
  2. The Lord has moved from His spot to the doorway. What are you doing when you get up and walk to the door? (answer: leaving)
  3. Now God’s temple, dwelling place, is in us, believers. Before He lived among His people by living in the temple.
  4. What would it mean for them if He left?
  5. Where would God be if He left the temple?
  6. Where is God now? Have a discussion with your parents about this.

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History

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

Science*

  1. Read about diagramming atoms.
  2. *Print and complete these worksheets.
  3. When you are finished, check your answers and make sure you understand.

PE/Health

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

Day 106

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 11.
  2. Read verse 19 in the younger kids’ translation.
  3. Pray that the Lord would do those things for you.

History

  1. Read this essay on the development of technology during WWII.
  2. Explore the darkroom and read about technology developed for the war.
  3. Write on your timeline about two different types of technology used during the war.

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. Play this little game. It involves weight, drag, thrust.

Music

  1. *Print pages 11 and 13 of this musical instrument booklet if you haven’t already from Day 101.
  2. Use these websites on instruments to answer the questions and fill in the worksheets. (This comes with a message to update your flash. You don’t have to. Just click on “Instruments of the Orchestra” over to the left and it will work for you.)

Day 107*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 12:17-28.
  2. When did God say He would fulfill the prophecy?  (hint: verse 25)
  3. What did the people say about when God would fulfill the prophecy?  (hint: verse 27)
  4. In these verses God is called Sovereign Lord over and over again. What does sovereign mean? (It’s being used as an adjective.)
  5. What does it mean to your life that God is a Sovereign Lord?

History

  1. Read about the top ten technologies of the war. (Click on top ten list, then the starred top ten list and then on the different choices in the poll to read about them. Vote.)
  2. Write about what you think are the two most important. Describe them and tell why.

Science*

  1. Play this cannonball game. You will consider weight (gravity pulling on an object’s mass), thrust (how fast it gets going), and drag (air resistance). Hit the target. Try two different masses (choose two different objects).
  2. Here’s another forces activity. How much force do you need to apply to go as fast as possible without getting too hot and having the warning lights flash. Turn on and off friction and air drag to see their effect on the force answer.
  3. *Read and fill in the first five pages of this forces worksheet. Print out the whole thing. You will finish it tomorrow.

Day 108

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 13.
  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.”
  5. Horoscopes and all psychic things should be avoided!
  6. God uses a wall as a metaphor in this chapter. What does it mean?  (answer: It’s a false sense of peace and security.)
  7. Where does true peace and security come from? (answer: True peace and security come from knowing God, trusting God and obeying God.)

History

  1. Take the technology quiz.
  2. Write what you got wrong. “I learned that…”

Science

  1. Play this forces in action game.
  2. Read and fill in the last three pages of this forces worksheet The answer to number 1 is 4n right. You can do this. It’s a diagram of your two hands pushing against each other. Your left hand pushes and your right hand pushes more. Which way do your hands move? Do they move more when you push harder? Yes. That’s all these diagrams are showing.

Art

    1. Choose a cartoon person to draw.

Day 109

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 14.
  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?
  3. What about the second half the chapter?
  4. Who is safe when God punishes the sinner?

History

  1. Read about the Navajo code talkers.
  2. Send a coded message.
  3. Why were the code talkers so important? What was different about their “code” compared to the one in the online activity? (answer: It couldn’t be cracked.)

Science

    1. Play this friction game.
    2. Write about how friction effects your life everyday. What would your world be like without friction?

Day 110

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 15.
  2. God is using another metaphor. What does He compare the Israelites to?

History

  1. Read the News. 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.
  2. Watch the potassium video.
  3. Fill in your potassium mini book.

PE/Health

  1. Read about food labels.

Day 111*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 20:1-26.
  2. What is the story God is telling?
  3. Why weren’t all the Israelites destroyed in the desert?
  4. What things are important to God as shown in this chapter?
  5. How do you treat God’s name? Not only how you speak God’s name but how you act reflects God’s name because if you are His child, He’s put His name on you. You are an ambassador for Him, His representative. How are the “nations” viewing God by what they see in you?

History*

  1. Read about the Geneva Convention.
  2. Read about prisoners of war in Japan.
  3. *Print out this World War II worksheet and fill in number one.
  4. Watch this animation on the Battle of Dunkirk when France fell to Germany.
  5. You can also read about Dunkirk.
  6. Fill in number two on your worksheet.

Science

  1. Read about motion and forces. Take the quiz at the end of each lesson.
  2. Read about vectors.
  3. Write a word problem and solve it with vectors.

Music

  1. *Print page 17 of this musical instrument booklet if you didn’t on Day 101.
  2. Use these websites on instruments to answer the questions and fill in the worksheet. (This comes with a message to update your flash. You don’t have to. Just click on “Instruments of the Orchestra” over to the left and it will work for you.)

Day 112*

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 22:1-9.
  2. God tells them that they will be an object of scorn to the nations. What does that mean? (help) That has definitely come true. People all over the world hate Israel and blame them for world problems. I know people who call someone a Jew when they want to call them a bad name to put them down.
  3. In verse seven God is holding what sins against them?  (not honoring parents, mistreating orphans and widows and foreigners)  How can you do the right thing towards those groups of people?

History

  1. Read about Mussolini and the Italians in the War.
  2. Watch this animation on the Italian Campaign.
  3. Fill in number three on your worksheet.
  4. Define blitzkrieg. It’s number four on your worksheet.

Science*

  1. Read about Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.
  2. *Write about Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. (Print 2 copies and save one for tomorrow.)
  3. Explain how does this video shows the first law of motion.

Day 113

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 24.
  2. What object lessons does God use in this chapter?  (answer: meat and cooking pot, Ezekiel’s wife dying)
  3. How do you feel about Ezekiel’s wife dying as a lesson for Israel? Always remember that God is love; God is just; God is holy. He wouldn’t have let Ezekiel’s wife die for no reason. He is just. He loved her. When God kills everyone in a city, for instance, He is punishing the city, the people group, but He also knows each person in that city. He knows what they deserve. He knows what they are being spared. Children who were killed in all of these Old Testament battles went to heaven instead of growing up to worship false gods and being sent to hell for it. God is love. God is just. God is holy. He’s the only one who really knows everything that is going on. He’s the only one who can see people’s hearts and all of them and can know the future outcome of what He does. Everything He does has a purpose and probably many, many purposes. He  knows how to work everything together for your good.
  4. I wanted to point out some punctuation in verses 20 and 21. There are quotation marks. That’s Ezekiel talking. Then he is saying what God said. What God is saying is also in quotation marks, but if they used regular quotation marks that would close what Ezekiel is saying and he’s still talking, so they use a single quote. That’s a quote inside a quote.

History

  1. Read about U boats.
  2. Fill in number five on your worksheet.
  3. Use this World War II webpage to choose one more topic to read and write about.
  4. Fill in number six on your worksheet.

Science

  1. Think of a way to demonstrate each of the three laws. (Example: When someone is not wearing a seat belt and the car is suddenly stopped, that person will keep moving forward, right through the windshield.)
  2. Demonstrate each with objects in your home. Write about each demonstration on your Three Laws of Motion paper.

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.
  2. God will say that He will use an army to destroy Israel and take its people captive and then He will punish that army and nation for doing that to Israel. God is ultimately in control of everything, but He can justly punish the army and nation He used for His redemptive purposes against Israel because He could only use those whose hearts were willing to murder and to do whatever they did. If we didn’t have a choice, He wouldn’t be just in punishing us. We have a choice and He knows our hearts, what choices they will make because He can see the end from the beginning. It’s more than we can even really imagine.
  3. Geography lesson? Here are two maps where you can see where the Moabites and Ammonites were.

History

  1. Use this World War II webpage to choose two more topics to read and write about.
  2. Fill in numbers seven and eight on your worksheet.

Science*

  1. Read about velocity.
  2. Fill in these definition grids.

Day 115

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 26.
  2. What is Tyre’s attitiude in the first two verses? They are predicting the future based on what they see. But God is really in control and the only one who knows what’s going to happen.
  3. What happens to Tyre?

History

  1. Read the news.  Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Work on your timeline. Add events from what you studied this week.

Science

  1. Read about calcium. It will tell you what family it belongs to.
  2. Cut out and fill in your calcium piece.
  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 God saying?

History

  1. Do the D-Day Invasion page in your worksheet packet from Day 76.
  2. Watch D-Day video.
  3. Describe D-Day.  D Day Notebooking Page

Science*

  1. Review the three laws
  2. *Match the laws to the examples. Print out page 3. Write on each card which of the three laws it is an example of. The answers are on page 2.

Music

  1. *Print pages 21 and 22 of this musical instrument booklet if you haven’t already.
  2. Use these websites on instruments to answer the questions and fill in the worksheets.

Day 117  (Materials for science:  box like shoe box lid, about seven index cards, masking tape, 2 marbles–after you read the directions you can figure out how to make due with other materials/types of balls if you need to)

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 34.
  2. What is God saying to religious leaders?
  3. What is God saying to His people?
  4. How does this passage relate to the meaning of Psalm 23 and Matthew 25 (not just that they talk about sheep).

History

  1. Watch this news reel about the liberation of cities that followed D-Day.  Warning–dead bodies. You can’t see much, but you see them lying there. You can listen if you don’t want to watch.
  2. Do the V-E day page in your worksheet packet from Day 76.

Science

  1. Build a marble maze and demonstrate the three laws of motion. Demonstrate to your parents and show them each of the three laws of motion in action.
  2. Here’s a really hard maze to make but only uses paper. Get permission before you choose this because it prints A LOT of pages.

Day 118

Bible

  1. Read Ezekiel 35.
  2. Do you live like God is watching and listening all the time?

History

  1. Franklin Roosevelt died and Truman took over as President on April 12, 1945.
  2. Watch Truman’s inaugural address.
  3. Read about the atom bomb. Answer the questions in the quiz.
  4. Read about the atom bomb on the third and fourth pages. Answer the questions on page three.

Science

  1. Answer these forces questions.  Say your answer out loud before you read on after each question mark.

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. Click the arrows to read about the 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.
  2. See if you can find on a map all of those places from the second part of the chapter. Here’s a map if you need it. Compare it to what the nation Israel is today.

History

  1. Now that the war is over, look back. They say, “Hindsight sight is 20/20.” That means it’s easier to know what to do once you already know the results of your decisions. Before the war, Prime Minister of Great Britain, Neville Chamberlain, decided the way to deal with Hitler was by trying to appease him, attempting to meet German grievances in hopes of avoiding war. Read these arguments for and against appeasement. Color code the for and against arguments (you don’t have to follow the directions just mark each blue or red–or whatever colors you choose.) Decide what you think and choose to do either extension 1 or 2.
  2. You have to write to convince them. Have a strong introduction but even stronger conclusion. Leave them convinced that you are right.
  3. Read your speech to your family. Be fiery!

Just for fun

Science

  1. Read about momentum.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. I failed at building one of these momentum machines, but if you want to try, here are the instructions.
  4. Puck Chuck!

Day 120

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 1.
  2. Here’s an interesting study on the name change that happens in 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. 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. Watch a video about iron.
  3. 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.)
  2. Do this every day. We’re going to try and do it every day for forty days.


Day 121*  (Materials for science: strong rubber band, “heavy load” in small bag, meter or yard stick, books, regular ruler)

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 2:1-23.
  2. What is true about verses 10 and 11?  (answer: There is no man who could tell the king. It can only be revealed by God.)

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 part of this video on African Americans in WWII. You don’t have to watch the whole thing. You can stop after twenty minutes. “Mess” means kitchen. They only let blacks work in the kitchen, basically they were allowed to be servants.
  4. You can now do the final worksheet in your packet about African Americans in WWII.
  5. How did fighting in the War inspire African Americans to fight for desegregation (an end to segregation)?
  6. Note: blacks vs. African Americans. African American is the proper, polite term. It shows respect. Black is the color of death, of evil, of mud, etc. However, Blacks/Whites is an accepted way to talk about the issue. When I worked as a teacher at an all black school, I remember one of the teachers saying, “It’s okay. We know we’re black.” They didn’t mind me calling them black because of my attitude toward them. However, the word Negro, which you will see in older books and even hear in this video, is considered discriminatory and abusive. Its use is even outlawed in many places.

Science*

  1. Watch this experiment and try it at home.
  2. *Write up your experiment results. Experiment Worksheet
  3. Put your experiment sheet into your portfolio.
  4. Where are some inclined planes in your world? Here’s one example.
  5. *Draw a picture of an inclined plane or write examples of inclined planes on this graphic organizer.

Music

  1. Play in the music lab.

Day 122

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 2:24-49.
  2. What does Nebuchadnezzar say about  God? (verse 47) You’ll see that the Israelites aren’t the only ones who are quick to forget.

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. Write a paragraph for your project about the background to the civil rights movement. Blacks were slaves, then won their freedom, but remained segregated. Blacks fought for and won equal treatment in the military, but remained segregated in daily life. Next we’ll look a little more at what segregation meant.

Science

  1. The next simple machine we are going to learn about is the wedge.
  2. Scroll down and read the definition of wedge.
  3. 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. How is a nail a wedge? Do you ever use your fingernail as a wedge?
  4. Where else can you find wedges in your world? You can find wedges in these pictures.
  5. Draw a wedge or list examples of wedges on your simple machines graphic organizer.

Day 123

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 3:1-18.
  2. Verse 18 bugs me in this translation. They changed the meaning. It doesn’t say, “But even if He doesn’t.” If you were reading this in a paper Bible, the extra words added in would be written in italics. It says, “But if not.” Verse 17 and 18 are parallel. 17 says, “If you throw us in…But if not…”
  3. They KNEW that if they were thrown in the fire they would be saved. They knew it. God gave them the faith to face it. But they told the King, even if you try and save us from the fire, we still won’t worship you in gratitude because our God could have saved us too.

History

  1. Look at this photograph of white and “colored” drinking fountains. It says “colored” not black. Mexicans, Native Americans, etc. were also discriminated against.
  2. Do you notice a difference between the two fountains? The Jim Crow laws of the South established “separate but equal” facilities for whites and blacks. Were they really equal?
  3. Look at these Jim Crow images. What do you see? How far reaching was segregation? How much hate do you think was behind segregation?
  4. Add Jim Crow laws to your project. You can use pictures from Wikipedia.
  5. You might be interested in watching the end of this movie, The Great Debatersbased on a true story. This is not a movie for kids, but you can watch the end. This is based on a true story of the Wiley College debaters. It was an all black college. Tomorrow you will learn about the youngest member of their team. His character debates in this clip.

Science

  1. Watch this video about levers.
  2. Add levers onto your graphic organizer.

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. Is it worth giving up your life for God? Hopefully you have seen this year how important it is to worship God alone. Don’t seek after money, relationships, power, fun, whatever. Seek Him and He will reward you. He will never leave or abandon you, even when things look impossible.

History

  1. Read about James Farmer.
  2. 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.
  3. Listen to James Farmer talk about using non-violence to fight discrimination.

Science

  1. The next simple machine is the screw.
  2. Scroll down and read the definition of a screw.
  3. Turn an inclined plane into a screw.
  4. Examples of screws
  5. Add screw to your simple machines paper.

Day 125

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 4.
  2. What do you think of what happened?

History

  1. Listen to this interview about discrimination today and take notes.
  2. Write a paragraph about discrimination today based on the interview.
  • Introduction-main idea, at least two supporting points–details that show your main idea, one counter-point that shows the opposite opinion, conclusion-restate your main point

Science

  1. Read about nickle.
  2. Watch a video about nickle.
  3. 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: 10 pencils, brick/heavy wood/big book)

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 5.
  2. Here’s another story of forgetfulness. It pays to remember. There are many places in the Bible where we are told to remember.
  3. Can you see how forgetful people are? You could be one of them if you don’t keep remembering who God is and what He has done. It is not always obvious what God is doing, so we need to remember the times when He obviously answered prayer and healed and change our situation and saved us so that we don’t forget Him in the times when He is working hidden from us.

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 1908. It is still active today.
  3. Another organization was SCLC, Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Its 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 organizations. We’ll learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science

  1. Today’s simple machine is the wheel and axle .
  2. Look at how a doorknob works.
  3. Make a conveyor belt of pencils. The pencils are your wheels. Choose something heavy to push. (Because books are usually smooth, choose a really heavy one or a stack of a few.) How different is it pushing something heavy across a rug and pushing something across your pencil conveyor belt?
  4. How is your conveyor belt make your work (your work of pushing your heavy object) easier?
  5. If you take one of those pencils and poke it through two bottle caps, you have created an axle.
  6. Look at these examples of wheels and axles.
  7. Add wheel and axle to your simple machines graphic organizer.

Music

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

Day 127

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 6.
  2. What does it say in verse 23? Why was he safe?
  3. You trust God to save you. What else do you trust Him for?

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. You can read a little about it here (and read about the NAACP’s first lawyer too, Thurgood Marshall). He became America’s first African American supreme court justice.
  3. Now watch the video below about this historic event.
  4. Add Brown vs. the Board of Education to your project.

Science

  1. Watch this video on pulleys.
  2. See examples of pulleys.
  3. Make a pulley system. Here’s an example with a milk jug, rope and a broom, but you can do any way you like.
  4. Add pulleys to your simple machines graphic organizer.

Day 128

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 7.
  2. Daniel’s dream is a prophecy about what will happen in the future. The antichrist, 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. It will be a hard time on the earth when Christians are being killed for their faith, but we can know from the beginning when it will all be over and that Jesus wins in the end!

History

  1. Another major event of the Civil Rights Movement was the Montgomery Bus Boycott organized by the SCLC.
  2. First read about its impetus. Answer the “Think About It” questions. (You can just talk about it with someone instead of writing answers.)
  3. Next, read about the boycott.
  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’s 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 the interlock . The big gear turns a smaller gear. You turn the big gear around once, and it turns the little wheel lots of times. Like the inclined plane, pulley and others, it spreads out your effort to do your work.
  4. Read about 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.
  2. There are two parts to this chapter. In the first part Daniel is praying and confessing the sins of His nation. What sins does your country need to confess?
  3. Pray for your country now.

History

  1. Here’s another major event of the Civil Rights Movement, the “Little Rock Nine.” Read about them and add them to your project.
  2. Discuss with your family: How would you feel about being one of those nine? Would you go to school in that situation? Why was it important that they went to school?

Science

  1. Take these simple machine quizzes.  Quiz 1  Quiz 2

Have you finished your work?

Day 130

Bible

  1. Read Daniel 10.
  2. Daniel gets a vision from God about a great war coming. He fasts and prays about it in order to understand 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 bad angel, a demon (“the prince of Persia”). The angel Michael comes and helps Gabriel win the battle so Gabriel can deliver the message. Did you know there were battles going on between angels?
  3. How does knowing that make you feel? Remember that God is still in control. He was in control of Daniel having to wait three weeks for his answer instead of getting it right away.
  4. What do you think would have happened if Daniel didn’t keep seeking understanding after the first day?
History
  1. Do you remember about the Civil Rights Movement? (more tablet friendly)
  2. Read the news.  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. Watch a video about copper.
  3. 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. Here is a prophecy about the end.
  2. The dead rise and are judged like in the story of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25. Those numbers at the end are 3 1/2 years, the second half of the tribulation. Some think the 1,335 days refers to the rapture–when believers are taken to be with Jesus without dying, like Elijah.

History

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

Science

  1. First stop by the House to practice identifying simple machines.
  2. Learn about compound machines.
  3. 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? Use complete sentences.
  3. Put your description of his music into your portfolio.

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.

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 does verse 6 mean?
  3. In this passage in Matthew, Jesus quotes this scripture from Hosea. Read the Matthew passage. What does it mean that God desires mercy, not sacrifice?

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. Print out the student worksheet at this cyberhunt site. Use the links to find the answers. (Notice that some of the answers are found on the same page. You might want to look for them all at once.)

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 7:10-16. What is Israel not doing?  (answer: They aren’t turning to God for help.)

History

  1. Read about one of the most famous events of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington.
  2. Answer these “think about it” questions (adapted from “Kids for King” site):
    • Dr. King hoped that everyone in the world would want to join his fight for equality if he could gather thousands of people to march in Washington, DC.  What would you most want to march for?  What do you care most about?  What do you want the whole world to know about?

Science

  1. Build Fantastic Contraptions.

Day 135

Bible

  1. Read Hosea 8.
  2. Look at verses 2 and 3. Do you know people who say they believe in God but don’t live as the Bible teaches us to? Do you?
  3. 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. Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at the March on Washington. Towards the end listen for the phrases “let freedom ring” and “I have a dream.”
  2. Give this portion of the speech to an audience. Here is a copy of that part of the speech, I Have a Dream.

Science

  1. Read about zinc.
  2. Watch a video about zinc.
  3. 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. Compare and contrast God and His people.
  3. How does this scripture show God’s love for 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. Add Martin Luther King, Jr. to your project.

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. You can ask a parent to take a picture or screen shot and add it to your portfolio.
  3. Present your project to family and 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–see below)

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. 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. Read about different types of government. Click on them down the list.
  2. Which ones describe America?
  3. Read about communism. Communism was started by Lenin, or Napolean the pig in Animal Farm.
  4. Watch these two videos about the capitalist way vs. the communist way. After watching them, write or tell about communism from a capitalist prospective (Make Mine Freedom) and write or tell about capitalism from a communist prospective (The Millionaire). Write or tell what do you think?
  5. What is this 1911 propaganda poster about capitalism saying?

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. This is being written by another prophet, Amos. He was a shepherd. These are God’s words that Amos spoke and recorded.
  2. In verses 4 and 5 God is being sarcastic.
  3. What’s the theme of this chapter? (answer: God’s doing everything He can to cause them to repent and turn back to following Him.)
  4. What’s the message of the last verse?  (answer: God is in 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 the events from the Civil Rights Movement.

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.
  2. Pleiades and Orion are constellations.
  3. What are some of things we can know about God from these verses?
  4. What is God doing in verse 5?  (answer: warning)
  5. What is the answer for keeping safe in verse 6?  (answer:  seek the LORD)

History

  1. Communism was begun by a Russian named Lenin. Stalin (whom you read about during WWII) learned from him.
  2. The book you read, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell describes how Lenin took over Russia with communism during the Russian revolution toward the end of WWI. Which character is Lenin?  (answer: the pig, Napolean)
  3. Watch the cartoon movie based on the book. You don’t have to watch it during school time. Maybe your family would like to watch all together.
  4. Look at the ways he uses propaganda (how he uses words, songs, images to make people proud to believe a certain way).
  5. 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.
  6. Talk with your family about how Animal Farm portrays communism or write a paragraph about it.
  7. If you have the chance, you could also read, Babar the King, the children’s story. What elements of communism do you find in the story?

Science

  1. Read about silver.
  2. Watch a video about silver.
  3. 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 graph. Communism was called the “Red Threat.” The red on this graph represents the number of people living under communism. The blue represents those living under democracy (at least in terms of getting to vote freely from a choice of people).  During which years does it seem communism was thriving?  (answer: from about 1950 to 1990)
  2. Look at this map of where communism was in the 1950s.
  3. Try this game. I know you don’t know these names. But use your logical thinking skills and play it like a puzzle. Figure out which famous cold war leader goes with which country.

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. The Hebrews in the Bible sometimes own slaves. Some people say that God is bad because He allowed slavery. God never led a crusade to end slavery. He has always been more interested in individuals rather than institutions. In what you just read God is angry because they “trample” on the poor and buy them as slaves.
  3. Read these other verses and see how He feels about slaves.
  4. Deuteronomy 23:15-16 sounds like an abolitionist
  5. Philemon 1:8-20  Paul is urging that Philemon set his slave, Onesimus, free.

History*

  1. *Print out these Cold War political cartoons and answer the questions.

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. The day of the Lord is a good day for Christians and the worst day for non-believers. It’s the day God’s wrath will be poured out on the earth and Jesus will save His people from it.
  2. Read Jonah 1. Does this story sound familiar? Jonah was another one of God’s prophets.

History

  1. President Truman created the Marshall Plan to stop being an isolationist country (isolated, off by ourselves) to getting involved with the affairs of the world. The plan to stop communism from spreading was called containment.
  2. The Marshall Plan of sending aid to Europe was in effect from 1948-1952.
  3. Put the Truman minibook on your timeline and write about the Marshall Plan.

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. Why did God send the fish?
  3. Why did God have the fish spit out Jonah?
  4. Realize that it was God’s intent to have the fish spit out Jonah onto dry land.
  5. What would have happened if the fish hadn’t swallowed Jonah?
  6. So why did God send the fish to swallow him?  (answer: to give him another chance to repent)

History

  1. Read about Korea after WWII.
  2. Fill in this notebooking page about the Korean War.  Add a title.

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?
  6. What do you think, did God do the right thing?
  7. Are you glad God “changes His mind” and has compassion and doesn’t carry out punishments He planned?

History

  1. Read from the most current, current events.  Write or tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of the event.

Science

  1. Read about iodine.
  2. Watch a video about iodine.
  3. 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. What’s odd about why Jonah is upset? (answer: He’s mad that God is love and acted accordingly.)
  3. I find it interesting that God points out that there are many cattle in Nineveh which would be destroyed.
  4. What is Jonah’s problem? (answer: He cares only about himself.)
  5. Do you ever act like Jonah? like the only person worth caring about is you?

History*

  1. *Do this timeline activity.

Science

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

Music

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

Day 147*

Bible

  1. Read Micah 4. Micah is another prophet. This section is about the end of the world when Jesus will come and rule as king.
  2. What does it mean that they will beat their weapons into farming tools (verse 3)?  (answer:  They won’t need weapons anymore because there will be no more war.)

History*

  1. Read about John F. Kennedy.
  2. *Look at this political cartoon and answer the questions. (Print out only page 1.)  Kennedy and Kruschev
  3. Here is a portion of Kennedy’s inaugural address. You read the most famous quote from it.

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.

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Day 148

Bible

  1. Read Micah 5.
  2. What does it mean to have Jesus as your shepherd? (answer: Jesus guides you, cares for you, protects you.)
  3. Why is it a good idea to have Jesus as your shepherd (verse 4)? (answer: You will be secure/safe.)

History

  1. Read about Lyndon B. Johnson.
  2. Read about the Vietnam War.
  3. Fill in your Vietnam War 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 6:1-8.
  2. What does the Lord required?
  3. Is it sacrifices that He wants?

History

  1. We’re going to skip ahead for the moment. The Cold War with Russia and communism dragged on and on. One symbol of communism had been the Berlin Wall. Read about it and take the simple quiz. The wall was built in 1961.
  2. In 1989 when George H. W. Bush was president, the wall came down. The Russian ruler at the time was Michael Gorbachev.
  3. Listen to President Reagan tell Gorbachev (Russia’s head at the time) to tear down the Berlin Wall. Bush was his vice president.
  4. You can also see Gorbachev and Bush in this video. You can start after 1 minute. The man speaking Russian is Gorbachev and Bush follows him.
  5. 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)
  3. What does it mean for God to show mercy?  (answer: God shows us mercy when he doesn’t punish us the way we deserve.)

History

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

Science

  1. Read about gold.
  2. Watch a video about gold.
  3. 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 is another of what we call the minor prophets. There are only three chapters in Nahum.
  2. Look at verse 7. Who is safe? (answer: those who trust in Him)
  3. Look at verse 8. Who is being destroyed?  (answer: Ninevah)
  4. We just read about how Ninevah was saved. Nahum might have been written 100 years after Jonah. In between it forgot the Lord and went back to its evil ways. It’s not enough to turn to God once in repentance. We have to follow Him and choose His ways every day.

History

  1. Read about Richard Nixon.
  2. Put him on your timeline.

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. Read about energy.
  3. Build a roller coaster. Click through the tabs. Look at the pictures. Read the questions. Play around and make observations.
  4. Another option is a toilet paper roll marble run. Try to make your marble go up a little at some point.
  5. Explain your observations to your parents.
  6. 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. Read Habakkuk 2:1-7. Here is a conversation between God and Habakkuk, another prophet.
  2. God is sending the Babylonians this time to punish Israel, but then the Babylonians are going to get it for their evil actions. God says it might take awhile, but it will happen. That’s the hard part. Waiting. We have to wait in faith for God’s promises to come true. If you believe God is real and the Bible is true, then you can know all of His promises will happen, and we can wait in faith for them.
  3. In verse 4 who is the one who lives by faith? (answer: the righteous).
  4. What does that mean? (answer: someone who obeys God’s law, which we can only do when God’s righteousness is in us by the Spirit)
  5. Click on the reading from chapter one and find the simile in verse 14 and the metaphor in verse 15. (answer: like fish/sea creatures, being caught with hooks)

History

  1. Read about Gerald Ford.
  2. Put him on your timeline.

Science

  1. There is potential energy and kinetic energy. In what you read it was explained as energy stored and energy used.
  2. Look at the picture toward the top of this page and read the caption about the ball and arrow.
  3. Kinetic energy is the energy of an object in motion–the ball swinging or the arrowing flying through the air.
  4. There is a formula to figure out the kinetic energy of an object. Physicists use this to figure out if their roller coaster will work. The formula is kinetic energy equals one half of the mass of the object times its speed squared. The equation looks likes this.  KE = 1/2 mv^2   (.5 times mass times speed times speed)
  5. Go to this page  and try problems 1 and 2 at the bottom. You can use a calculator.

Day 153  (Materials for science: thermometer, marshmallow, candle)

Bible

  1. Read Habakkuk 3:17-19.
  2. Read Zephaniah 1:14 and Zephaniah 1:18.
  3. What is going to happen on “the Day of the Lord?” (answer: destruction of the ungodly)
  4. What is our reaction to calamity brought on by the Lord? (answer: we still praise Him)
  5. 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. Put him on your timeline.

Science

  1. Watch this video on heat and temperature.
  2. Measure the air temperature about 10 cm. above the candle.
  3. Light the candle and hold the marshmallow where you recorded the temperature.
  4. Watch and observe the marshmallow.
  5. Then record the temperature again in that same place.
  6. What were your observations?
  7. How did the heat from the flame effect the marshmallow without touching it?
  8. Explain your observations.

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.
  4. What are verses 15-19 talking about? (answer: Before they worked to build God’s temple, God was disciplining them; everything was bad. Now that they are doing what is right, everything will be blessed.)

History

  1. Read about Ronald Reagan.
  2. Put him on your timeline.
  3. Watch this video on The Tienanmen Square Story about students in China protesting against their limiting government.

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. 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.
  3. What country/countries want to wipe out Israel today?

History

  1. Read the News. Choose an article and tell someone the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Use your new organizer from day 150 to write an article about the Berlin Wall coming down.

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. Watch a video about lead.
  4. 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 is the coolest part of this prophecy?
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.
  5. Using your parents for information: make a list of issues that define the republicans (red) and democrats (blue).
Science
  1. Read about heat.
  2. Take the quiz.
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

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 3.
  2. What takes place in this scene?
  3. Satan wants to condemn us but because of Jesus’ sacrifice we become innocent.
  4. Here’s a verse to copy and memorize. Romans 8:1
History
  1. Read about George H. W. Bush.
  2. Add him to your timeline.
Science
  1. Read about conduction.
  2. Watch this video  example of conduction. You can try it if you have permission.

Day 158

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 4.
  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 goodness, 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. Add him to your timeline.

Science

  1. Read about convection.
  2. Try this convection experiment.
  3. What’s happening? The cold liquid is denser and moving through the warm liquid.
  4. Describe how this is seen in convection air currents.

Art

  1. Look at Kelly’s lithographs.
  2. Learn about lithographs.

Day 159

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 7.
  2. We’ve heard some of these things before. What are some of the things God wants His people to do? (answer: show mercy and compassion)
  3. What groups of people does God want His people to protect and care for?  (answer: orphans, widows, refugees, the poor)
  4. What are some of the results of their not listening to God? (answer: He didn’t listen to them; He sent them to other countries where they would be the foreigner, Their land was made a desert wasteland.)
History
  1. Read about George W. Bush
  2. Add him to your timeline.
Science
  1. Put on a science demonstration. Teach your audience about the three different types of heat transfer.
  2. Demonstrate them with visuals or by acting out what happens. Be creative. Be informative.
  3. Quiz your audience afterwards to see if they learned what they were supposed to learn.

Day 160  (Materials for science-you MAY want: 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) 

Bible

  1. Read Zechariah 9.
  2. Do you recognize anything that’s being prophesied in this chapter? God will come against nations who came against Israel.
  3. There is a prophecy concerning Jesus as King and riding on a donkey, sound familiar? (Matthew 21:1-7)
  4. There is a prophecy of Jesus appearing in the sky and with the sound of trumpet, sound familiar? (Matthew 24:30-31)

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 was members of a Muslim group called the Taliban. The members of the Taliban are considered to be terrorists by the United States.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. It is different than the Cold War because there is actual fighting instead of just the treat of fighting.
  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 read 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 defiant 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. 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.
  11. Read this page of letters. America reacted in fear toward these students. They were locked up during the war. Was there anything to fear? Never let fear control your actions. Submit to God and let the Holy Spirit control your actions.
  12. Fill out your timeline piece on the War on Terror.

Science

  1. Read over this experiment,  cook pizza using the sun’s radiating heat.
  2. Either do this experiment or design your own oven and cook your own food. (Cook something that you can eat raw safely, like hot dog, pizza, s’mores.)

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.
  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 Barak Obama.
  2. Fill in his timeline piece. How did he make history?
  3. Maybe you would be interested in watching this mini biographical film on his life.
Science
  1. Watch this video on energy.
  2. Learn about renewable energy.
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. 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. Play the Orange Revolution game based on the events in Ukraine in 2004.
  2. See if you can do this matching game again.
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 and Malachi 2.
  2. Remember God’s law requires holiness, and if there is sin, a perfect sacrifice to cover it. 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.
  3. What sins of the Israelites was pointed out in the second chapter? (answer: marrying those who worshipped other gods and divorcing)
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 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.
  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.
  4. What are some of the ways He described Jesus?
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) There are a lot of different ideas about who the Nicolaitans were, but the warning is clear here, and in other Scripture, that we are to test teachings to see if they agree with what the Bible says.
  3. What were they doing wrong? (answer: They had forgotten their first love.) 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.
  4. 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.)
  4. They are told to not be afraid. Then they are told they might be put in jail to suffer and maybe die. How can a believer not be afraid? If you knew that the hard thing you were going through was a test, would it make it easier to do things like have faith and rejoice? Discuss this with your parents.
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; 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 haven’t thought of. Choose what you are going to do.
  3. You are going to complete your project, write a bibliography-a list of your resources, and present your project to an audience.
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 the 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 the body of Christ, all of those who are united in Christ by His Spirit. 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. There are several warnings in the Bible of Jesus coming as a thief.
  2. 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. 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.)
  3. 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).
  4. 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.)
  5. Are your clothes clean? What can you do to make sure you are awake?
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, which means the city of brotherly love)
  3. This is the only letter that has only positives to say. What good thing have they done? (answer: They have obeyed God, never said no to Him, and persevered through everything that was caused by that obedience.)
  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? Have you invited Jesus in? Is He part of your life every day?
  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. JasperCarnelian and Emerald are precious stones.
  3. You can see a note at the bottom of the reading that the seven Spirits of God could also be translated the seven-fold Spirit of God. This is referring to the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 11:2lists seven ways to describe the Holy Spirit.
  4. 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.
  5. What do they constantly say? (answer: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  2. Who is worthy to open the scroll?  (answer: Jesus)
  3. Why is He worthy? (answer: He has won the victory. He was victorious over sin and death when He died on the cross.)
  4. I want you to realize that our prayers are in God’s throne room. Our prayers reach the command center :)
  5. What do you think it would be like to hear “every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!’?” Think about every creature on earth and then every other creature too all praising God.
  6. Do you think you would be like those in the next verse and 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, 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. Realize that a certain number has been fixed. No one dies without purpose. No one can kill a true Christian without it having been purposed by God. And God does all things for our good. That is one of the most important things to remember during a time of trial. God is faithful, in control and good! He will never stop loving you.
  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. All of the seals were preparing for the sixth one. God’s people were being prepared to be with God. They were being made holy. Sin was being removed. They were being set apart for God so they could be with Him. Tribulation is for your good!
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.
  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 does verse 10 mean?  (answer:  Some Christians will be captured and some killed. Christians need to “overcome” and not deny Christ. They need to surrender to God’s purpose. It has all been planned for a reason. Look at verse 8 how Jesus’ death was planned before the world was created. God is in control! That means we have no reason to be afraid.)
  7. What Bible story does verse 15 remind you of?  (answer:  Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego)
  8. 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.
  9. What is everyone forced to get? (answer:  the mark)
  10. Believers must refuse to receive the mark. We cannot wear the beast’s name on us. What will we not be able to do because we won’t be marked?  (answer  buy and sell) 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.
  11. I think most people 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. 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.
  3. I wanted to point out one more thing in chapter 16. In verse 16 it has the word Armageddon. This is the place where the rulers of the world will gather to fight Jesus when He comes back with His troops. Who’s going to win? When hear Armageddon mentioned around you, people are not talking about a location, they are talking about the end of the world, the destruction of the earth and mankind.
  4. Find the Euphrates River on a map.
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.
  2. There are three events in this chapter. What are they? (answer: first resurrection, the Lord reigning for 1000 years, final judgment)
  3. How do you think what the Bible calls the first resurrection might relate to these verses?
  4. The more you are exposed to the world around you, the more you will realize that people don’t agree on anything! The Bible describes the church in Acts as having “one mind.” Today, the church is fragmented into so many different pieces and barely have one mind on anything. Your job is to read the Bible, study it and believe the truth that it teaches. When someone tells you something is true, you find it in the Bible to know know if it is true or not.
  5. The second event is the 1000 years, sometimes referred to as the millennial reign. Jesus will reign on earth. This Scripture talks about those coming out of the tribulation reigning with Him.
  6. The final event in this chapter is the final judgment. Everyone is judged by their deeds. In the letters to the churches we are told that our name will not be taken out of the Book of Life if we overcome.
  7. How can we overcome? By the blood of Jesus. 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.
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.
  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.
  2. We read before that there would be no more tears. What else will there be no more of? Why? (answer: There will be no more night because God Himself will be the light.)
  3. When does Jesus say He is coming back? (answer: soon)
  4. 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.
  5. 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. List everything in alphabetical order by the first main word in each item listed. If your project is online, add your bibliography to your online project.
Science
  1. Write your bibliography.

Day 180*

Bible*

  1. What do you remember from the verses you memorized? Get a high five any you can remember.
  2. 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.
  3. Watch this video on who God is throughout the Bible.
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!