Year 1 — Level M

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Day 1

Bible

  1. We’re going to start the year off with reading one of the gospels. We’ll do this every year. This year we’ll read Matthew and then we’ll go back to the beginning and start reading in Genesis.
  2. Read Matthew 1.
  3. The list of names shows the generations from Abraham to David to Jesus.
  4. Tell to a parent the story of Joseph that you read today.

History

Did you know that the Bible is considered to be one of the most accurate history books in the world? It would be accepted by everyone if it just didn’t have the miracles in it. Some people won’t accept the miracles as true even if the rest of the accounts have been proven true. The Bible details names of leaders and places and describes geography that is continually being proven true as more and more archaeological discoveries are made.

The history of the world begins with a time known as prehistory, the time before recorded history. No one was there to record, or write down, what happened. The closest thing we have to a recording of it is what we read in the Bible. This year in Bible we’ll read the beginning of Genesis which records the “prehistory” period. Also, the book of Job is probably from this time. We read in the Bible the first making of clothing was done by God. He made clothes for Adam and Eve. In fact, I bet He taught them a lot of things. Historians who don’t believe in God say how it would take thousands and thousands of years to make each new development. They don’t consider there was someone teaching the people how to do things.

They believe humans must have begun speaking with grunts and slowly, slowly over thousands of years evolved their language. But, we know that Adam and Eve talked with God in the garden. Adam and Eve were God’s children and He taught them to speak. The Bible also talks about other historical events such as the shifting of the continents and cities using irrigation systems. I think all through history there were times when people were given supernatural knowledge or ideas. If you have studied year 4 already, you read about George Washington Carver. He prayed and asked God for ideas of what to do with the peanut. God gave him hundreds of ideas, including yummy peanut butter. Let’s not forget to see God working throughout all of history.

We are going to leave prehistory to what we read in the Bible. We won’t study someone’s guesses about what might have been. We will start our history year with history recorded both in and out of the Bible. The first civilization we’re going to study is found in the book of Genesis. Joseph is sold to the Egyptians.

  1. What is the difference between history and pre-history?  (answer: History is recorded; prehistory is the time from before we have books recording events.)
  2. How do we know the first people didn’t communicate by grunting? (answer: We can read about Adam and Eve living in the garden and speaking with God.)

Science

I want to teach you something about science. Science is a collection of observations about the world. When something has been observed enough, it becomes scientific law. That means that scientists say that what they have observed will always be true. It is stated as fact.  But even these “laws” have been broken at times when all of  a sudden, something different is observed. It was believed that the atom was the smallest thing in the universe. It was called fact. Then someone figured out how to split it. The point is that science only really tells us what has been observed. It doesn’t prove truth. It just states what is observed and measured in the world around us.

Why am I making sure you understand this? Because who was there to observe the creation of the universe? God alone. Science can’t prove anything about the creation of the world because it can make no observations about it. It takes what it observes in the world today and makes hypotheses, guesses, about the creation of the world.

Until pretty recently most scientists were Christians. Never let anyone make you feel stupid for believing God created the world. Many scientists that you read about in history, some of the smartest people that have lived, believed in a Creator.

The Bible contains all truth. You never have to be afraid to believe the truth in the Bible. There may seem to be things that couldn’t possibly be true. Say, we measure stars at being billions of light years away. That means, in order for us to see its light, that light would have had to be traveling for billions of years to reach us. Well, a Christian mathematician and scientist has shown how it could appear that way and still only be less than ten thousand years away. No one has yet been able to dispute the math he used to show it. Here’s an article about it that your parents might be interested in.

One method science uses to try and observe something’s age is carbon dating. There are some that say carbon dating shows that there are bones that are millions of years old. Here are two articles that talk about how carbon dating isn’t accurate. These are articles for adults. You don’t have to read them. The first is much easier to read than the second, but if you or your parents are interested, please go ahead and read them. I just want to show you that there are scientists that believe the earth is young. I personally know a scientist, a physicist with a PhD, who has studied the topic and believes the earth to be less than 10,000 years old. It’s not silly to believe it. It is silly to let someone change your mind with “facts” that aren’t proven true.

Remember this: Scientists don’t agree on things! Anytime you hear someone say, “All scientists say that…” It isn’t true. It’s propaganda to try and get you to believe something. Don’t be afraid to believe the Bible. It will always prove to be true in the end. God is Truth and cannot lie! You can trust His Word.

  1. Explain to someone what science is and why it can’t tell us what happened at the beginning of time.

Music

  1. I figure that the first music was the music God made in nature.
  2. Here are a lot more different kinds of nature sounds if you want more.
  3. Mix together some different sounds.


Day 2*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 2.
  2. Christ means “anointed one.” We will read this year about how kings are anointed with oil to show they are chosen. Jesus is anointed by the Holy Spirit, choosing Him as the leader of Israel as was prophesied hundreds of years before by Micah.
  3. What prophecies are fulfilled in this chapter?  (answer: born in Bethlehem, called out of Egypt, Israel’s children killed, Nazarene–lived in Nazareth)
  4. Are you an anointed one? Do you belong to Christ and serve His people alongside Him?
History*

Optional reading — Reading level grades 4+:  The Cat of Bubates by Henty. This has 20 chapters and an audio book, and The Story of Mankind pages 17-28 with Audio.

  1. Read about Ancient Egypt.
  2. *Fill in this three-triangle organizer (Egypt’s Kingdoms) with brief facts about the three kingdoms.
Science
  1. Read the first chapter on Characteristics of Living Organisms. Before you can use this site, you will need to register. Ask a parent to help you  create a username and password. This is a site where you can use your junk email and password. Make sure you tell the site to remember you.
  2. Our book does not teach that God created the world in six days. It will speak of millions of years. You aren’t expected to take that as fact. You won’t be learning about this, but it mentions evolution, the hypothesis that all living things came from a single cell organism that mutated and changed and developed into something else. That’s why people call primates our ancestors. They say they changed little by little until they became human. My personal opinion is that it is senseless. I call it a hypothesis because it has never been observed happening and therefore cannot be called scientific theory, let alone fact. (If you are interested, here’s a Ray Comfort video on Evolution.)
  3. You may click on the link to watch the vimeo video on the introduction to life. You can also watch this cell video.
  4. Answer the review questions 1-5. That’s where you stop reading.
  5. STUDY TIP: Go to the end and read the questions first. That way you can be looking for the answers while you read. It will make it easier for you if you will just take an extra minute to look at the questions before the reading.
  6. Check your answers when you are done.


Day 3*

Bible
  1. Read Matthew 3.
  2.  John tells the Pharisees that those who produce bad fruit will go to hell (“thrown into the fire”). What does He say about the kind of “fruit” they should produce? (hint: verse 8)  (answer: They need to show that they have repented and turned away from sin.)
  3. John the Baptist didn’t think he should be baptizing Jesus, but Jesus told him it was the right thing to do. Jesus gave us the example and we are to follow in His footsteps and be baptized as well. It’s not something to be afraid of. It marks the beginning of our life of following Jesus. Baptism represents our dying to self and resurrecting to our life in Christ. Part of Galatians 2:20 says, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”
  4. There is another baptism mentioned in this chapter. What is it? (answer: Holy Spirit)
  5. We read about the baptism of the Holy Spirit more in the book of Acts. Actually, it says that Jesus will baptize us with Holy Spirit and with fire. Some people think they are one and the same since the Holy Spirit came down on the church appearing as fire. I think it’s possible it could also mean trials and tribulation.
History*
  1. Read through this timeline of Ancient Egypt.
  2. Now look at this Bible timeline.
  3. *On the bottom of this timeline place the dates and event names for: the pyramid texts, the valley of the kings, Hatshepsut’s rule and King Tut’s death. Then in the top boxes write in dates and events from the timeline of the Bible that are from about the same time as each Egyptian event below it.
  4. Remember the biggest number goes to the left!
Science
  1. We’ll learn about cells later, but you should remember that everything in your body is made up of cells. Each cell is about 70% water so what atoms do you know are present in your cells? (answer: hydrogen and oxygen –H20)
  2. Read about skin. Before you can use this site, you will need to register. Ask a parent to help you  create a username and password. This is a site where you can use your junk email and password. Make sure you tell the site to remember you.
  3. Answer review questions 1-7.
  4. Check your answers.
  5. Watch this skin lesson.
  6. What makes skin an organ?
  7. Look at these images of skin and make observations.
Art
  1. Take this tour through a cave in France. Any time you want you can click on an “explore” button that pops up. Then just click on “Back to the Cave” to continue.   (If the link isn’t working, here’s a video of the tour. Be on the lookout for drawings on the cave walls.)
  2. Be on the lookout this week. Find a rock this week that you could paint on. Also, collect a twig or something to use as a brush as well as flowers, berries, mud…to use as paint.


Day 4*

Bible
  1. Read Matthew 4.
  2. Memorize 4:4.
  3. Jesus and Satan both use Scripture. Satan can use Scripture but twist it or use it out of context. Not everyone using Bible verses is telling you the truth. Even the KKK used the Bible. However, the Bible tells us that our sword to fight with is God’s Word. Jesus uses God’s Word to tell Satan to back off. Memorizing verses puts a sword in your hand to help you fight off temptation.
  4. In the second part of the chapter, what does Jesus preach? (hint: verse 17)
  5. In the third part, realize that the disciples walked away from providing for themselves. They left their jobs and they left their families. They had to trust God to take care of them and their families. If God calls you to leave your work, He will provide for you. Our family has seen it happen!
  6. Go to this Bible map to see where these things took place.
History
  1. Read about the Pyramids. Click on both pyramid links.
  2. Take a look inside the pyramids.
  3. Then you can play this pyramid game.  (alternate link)
Science*
  1. *Print this skin diagram.
  2. Label the skin.  Here’s an image to help.


Day 5

Bible
  1. Read Matthew 5.
  2. Look at the first twelve verses. These are called the Beatitudes. Are you any of these things? What are you not? If there are some you don’t understand, ask a parent about it. It should be your desire to be like Christ who is all of these things. And being like Christ comes with persecution. Do you think you could rejoice that you are persecuted?
  3. What do you think is the most surprising sentence in this chapter? Write what it says and why it is shocking.
History
  1. Read about hieroglyphics. Click on “hieroglyphic writing.” Don’t download the alphabet chart.
  2. Send a hieroglyphic email from the site, or print out your message. Click on the keyboard icon to show more choices.
  3. Now go to the hieroglyphic math page. Read it and then choose your age from the list and try it!
  4. If you like, you can try and write your name in hieroglyphs. Here’s an alphabet chart.
Science
  1.  Read the chapter on The Muscular System.
  2. Answer review questions 1-6.
  3. Check your answers.
PE/Health
  1. Ask your mom what you can scrub or find a stubborn stain.
  2. Scrub it until your arm hurts and then scrub another minute more.


Day 6*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 6.
  2. Memorize The Lord’s Prayer (verses 9-13) if you don’t already know it.
  3. What are verses 19-24 about?  (answer:  You can’t love God and money.)
  4. What does it mean to “store up?”
  5. How do you store up treasures in heaven?  (answer: Give.)
  6. In God’s economy it is more beneficial to give than to get for yourself. In the end you will be richer if you give. It doesn’t make sense to the world. We think, “If I give away my money, I will have less for myself.” God works in the opposite way. If we give, we have “stored up” for ourselves riches in heaven that we can bank on in faith, trusting God to provide for us whenever we need it. And as a bonus, we will be rich in faith. If we keep our money to ourselves because we think we have to rely on ourselves to provide for ourselves, then we risk losing all of our money to “moths,” “rust” and “thieves.”  (Do you see all of the “our”s and “ourselves” in there? This is selfish self-centered thinking. We are to love others as we love ourselves. There are some people who give away half of the money they make so that they can obey the Scripture to love others as they love themselves.
History(*)
  1. Click all of the arrows to read through all of the pages to read about the Rosetta Stone.
  2. Read the fun facts and then take the quiz (bottom left).
  3. Read about the Sphinx.
  4. (*)Write about the Rosetta Stone and the Sphinx. Here are notebooking pages to choose from if you like.
  5. See some other amazing architecture from ancient Egypt.
Science
  1. Play poke a muscle. (Use AdBlock Plus or have a parent load the page. Refresh if the ads aren’t good.) Click on scan. Read the names of the muscles. Click on begin. Use the scanner to find the muscle named; it will be a different color. Click on it. Repeat until you can click on all of the muscles.
  2. Do the jigsaw puzzle if you want to.  (Have a parent load the page and decide about the ads.)
Music
  1. One of the earliest man-made instruments must have been some sort of drum.
  2. Play the drums. Click on play and use your keyboard.


Day 7  (Materials for history: long grass, wide, flat grass if possible for making papyrus–alternative, brown paper bag and white glue)

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 7.
  2. The first section of this reading is about not being a hypocrite. Don’t point out little sin in someone when you have major sin in your life. It doesn’t mean that we aren’t to point out sin. We are to help each other see the truth, but it has to be because we love that person and want the best for them. We are not to point out sin in others lives, trying to make ourselves look better because we are covering up our own sin. Do you understand that? Ask a parent to explain if I didn’t do a good job!
  3. Draw a picture to illustrate verses 13 and 14. What are the people on the broad road doing? the narrow road?
History
  1. Read about papyrus. Read the first four sections. Then jump down to the facts at the end. You can skip over (or read if you like) about the papyrus scrolls they have found.
  2. Make papyrus.
  3. Here’s an alternative method.
Science
  1. Read about the Skeletal System.
  2. Answer the review questions.
  3. Check your answers.


Day 8

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 8.
  2. I’m going to point out two things first. One, Jesus touched the leper. He was an outcast. He had to live outside of town because people were afraid to be near him, let alone touch him. They were afraid of getting the disease. He hadn’t been touched in years. Jesus didn’t have to touch him to heal him (we see in the next story), but He showed love to the leper by touching him.
  3. Two, Jesus had “no where to lay His head.” Jesus was a homeless man. Think of that the next time you see a homeless person. Think of that the next time a preacher says God wants us to live like kings because Jesus was a rich man. God will always give us what we need if we trust Him for it. He may give us lots of money, but it’s not for spending on ourselves. It’s for giving away. “It is impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven” and “The poor are rich in faith.” Which would you rather be?
  4. Choose what you think is the most important lesson and explain it including Scripture.
History
  1. Do this worksheet.
  2. Check your answers.
  3. If this activity is working, do this The Time Warp. Follow the story, answer the questions, embalm the dead guy, yuck!
Science
  1. Take the tour of the skeletal system. Click in the bottom right corner to move on.  The page with the link for the axial skeleton doesn’t open correctly.  Use this alternate link.
  2. Then you can label the skeleton.
Art
  1. Make a “cave painting” on your rock. If you found natural paint and brush, use those. Paint something that someone long ago could have painted. No cars!


Day 9*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 9.
  2. What is the harvest? Whose “field” is it? Pray that the Lord would send more workers into the harvest.
  3. Choose your favorite part of this chapter. Write the Scripture and share why it is your favorite. What lesson can you take away from it?
  4. What question do you have about today’s reading?
History
  1. Read about homesdaily life, and women in ancient Egypt.
  2. Write a page about life in ancient Egypt based on what you just read. Start your page with an introductory sentence that tells what you are going to be writing about. Type your page. you can include a picture from this clip art.
Science*
  1. Watch this video on bone structure. Then take the quiz.
  2. Look at this skeleton.
  3. *Print and label this skeleton.  Scroll down to see the answers if you need help completing this activity.


Day 10

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 10.
  2. What do verses 28 and 38 mean? Write out your answers or explain to a parent.
  3. What question do you have about the reading today?

History

  1. Read about Moses and ancient Egypt. You will read of evidences from history and science that the biblical accounts really could have happened. Of course, people of faith don’t need them to tell us that! Please find this affirming. It does not take away from God’s miraculous hand in events such as the parting of the Red Sea to say it could have been a tsunami effect. (We know from the Bible there was a strong wind that blew all night.) God created the wind and the weather and however He parted the Red Sea, He is the only one who could have caused it to happen in just the right way at just the right time and to end at the precise moment necessary to save His people and destroy the enemies of His people.
  2. Write about some of the evidences that support the biblical story of Moses. (If you want, copy this image into a document and type up a page.)

Science

  1. Concentration
  2. Take the test!
  3. One more test!
  4. Perform knee surgery if you like. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is only for Easy Peasy students doing their assignments.

PE/Health

  1. Watch these videos on sugar.  How sugar affects the body   How sugar affects the immune system

If you have finished all of your work, click on this and play a game.

Day 11*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 11.
  2. What do you like about verses 25-30? What do you have questions about?
  3. What does it mean that His yoke is easy? (yoke picture)  (answer: We don’t have the burden of the law on us. That was an impossible burden to bear. Jesus fulfilled the law for us and now our only job is to trust Him, rest in Him, and allow Him to live through us.)
  4. Memorize Matthew 11:28.
History*
  1. *Label this map (Egypt map). Here are some maps you could use to help you.   Some of those maps do not work.  Here’s another option.
  2. Play Senet, the oldest board game in the world.
Science
  1. Read the Food and Nutrients chapter.
  2. Stop at the review questions and answer 1-9.
  3. Check your answers.
Music
  1. Learn about communicating with drums and then play the online drums.
  2. First play the virtual log drum.
  3. Explain to a parent how it can make two different sounds.
  4. Then click on the links at the bottom. Play the Unifix Cube Drum Machine.


Day 12* 

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 12.
  2. Who is a relative of Jesus (according to verse 50)?  (answer: whoever is doing what God wants him to do)
  3. The Pharisees thought they were doing what God wanted them to do by their sacrifice in not working on the Sabbath. What did God really want from them? (answer: mercy, or love for others)
  4. There is another prophecy fulfilled in this chapter. Read the footnote to see what Old Testament scripture is fulfilled.
  5. What question do you have from this chapter? Do your best to answer it or ask someone.
History* (This can be printed before or after it is used.)
  1. *Fill in a timeline page for ancient Egypt. Fill in at least one thing for each category and place some date to go with it. It’s okay to have only one category per line filled in to go with each date. Fill in whatever else you deem significant to add. Work at a computer with a printer if you are typing on the timeline.
Science
  1. Read the Digestive System chapter.
  2. Answer the review questions.
  3. Check your answers.


Day 13*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 13.
  2. What lesson do you take away from a parable in this chapter? What’s the lesson, what parable taught it and how does the parable shows the lesson?
History
Optional Reading: The Story of Mankind pages 29-41 with Audio.
  1. Look at this map of  Mesopotamia and notice where it is in relation to Egypt.
  2. Read about ancient Mesopotamia.
  3. Write about Mesopotamia. Here is clip art you can put on your page. Or you could draw and write.
Science*
  1. *Label the digestive system.
  2. Can you fill out the crossword puzzle?
Art
  1. Look at and describe in as much detail as you can these three pictures.   Hands      Hunt     Oxen
  2. On paper create one of these drawings as best you can. See suggestions below.


Day 14*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 14.
  2. Let me tell you my favorite thing from this chapter. Peter walks on water in faith. He gets scared and sinks. He calls out to Jesus who grabs him. This is it: Peter walks on water again. He has to stand on the water and walk back to the boat with Jesus. When we falter in our faith, Jesus doesn’t give up on us. He aids us. He lifts us up so we can continue our walk of faith. So when things are going really wrong, don’t allow yourself to sink, call on Jesus and He will be there to take you by the hand.
  3. The story of the feeding of the five thousand men plus all the women and children is a great example of God’s economy. The world tells us that if we give then we have less. But God teaches us that when we give, we have more. How is that shown in this story?
History*
  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the info in the “Plentifax.”
Science
  1.  Take a nutrition quiz.
  2. Take a digestion quiz.
  3. Report your scores to your parents.


Day 15

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 15.
  2. What lesson can you take away from this chapter? What verse shows that lesson? Explain.

History

  1. Read about Assyrian palaces. You can click on Explore if you like but don’t click on the other links.
  2. Read about the astronomers of Babylon.
  3. Read about trade in Babylon.
  4. Click on Explore.
  5. Follow the choose-your-own-adventure story.

Science

  1. Take a test.
  2. One more! Question number 2 should read “the organ labeled A,” not C.
  3. Report your scores to your parents.

PE/Health

  1. Vacuum the rug or mop the floor (whichever your mother prefers). Put some muscle in it!


Day 16(*)

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 16.
  2. Verse 24 defines what it is to follow Jesus–to say no to yourself. To pick up your cross and follow Jesus means to die to yourself. You only pick up a cross if you are going to be killed on it. We have to die to ourselves. What does that mean? It means saying no to yourself. Saying no to greed, selfishness, etc. and saying yes to others, loving others instead of ourselves. This is letting Jesus live in and through us. Only by the Spirit can we die to self and live for Him and others.
  3. Choose a verse from today’s reading. Copy it and explain what it means and what lesson it teaches you to live by.
  4. What’s one question you have about today’s reading?
Choose a game from the review games page. (If this is your first year using the curriculum, you might want to choose word invasion or juice bar, or machines.)
History(*)
  1. Look at this image. You might be able to click on ctrl+ to zoom in. It is an image of Hammurabi’s Code of Law.
  2. Read this selection from the Code of Law.
  3. (*) Follow the directions on this page to compare and contrast three of these laws to today’s laws. If you aren’t sure, ask a parent for help.
  4. This is from 1780 BC.  The ten commandments were received around 1300 BC.
Science
  1. Write the story of a doughnut being eaten and digested. You can write it as the doughnut speaking. OR, draw a diagram of its route and add labels telling what happens at each point.
Music
  1. While some of those drums were modern, I figured a drum was probably the earliest instrument. But I thought of another. The whistle. Can you whistle? Try to learn if you can’t.
  2. Listen to a whistling song. Click on the play triangle (and nothing else). This song is from the old Disney movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It’s actually a humming song too. Even if you can’t whistle, you can hum. The voice is another instrument the Lord made along with all the songs of nature.


Day 17

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 17.
  2. What does God the Father tell the disciples to do?  (answer: listen to Jesus)
  3. These little balls are mustard seed. Small right?
  4. Remember faith is sure. A small amount of faith doesn’t mean a little faith and a lot of doubt. Faith is sure of what it hopes for. No doubt! It knows it will happen. The only way we can know something unseen will happen is because of the truth in God’s word. If God’s word tells us something will happen, then we can believe it and be sure of it; we can have faith. And if we have faith, then we will see it happen. Faith can be hard work, but it unlocks all of the power of the gospel. We are saved by faith. That’s how you get to heaven. Faith. The way to get faith is to know God’s Word and to believe that it is true. If you know His Word is true, then you have faith.
  5. What’s your favorite part of this chapter and why?
  6. What’s one question you have about this chapter?
History
  1. Read about the collapse of what we know as Mesopotamia.
  2. Write a paragraph about what you learned from this reading.
Science
  1. Watch the video and take the quiz.


Day 18*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 18.
  2. I want you to focus on verses six through nine. Do you take sin this seriously? Verse six says that tempting someone else to sin is just as bad as sinning. It’s not funny to dare someone or tease someone to try to get them to do something they know they shouldn’t do. You are just as much at fault even if you don’t do it yourself.
  3. Even better than cutting off your hand, do whatever you can to flee temptation. If you have a temptation that you feel like you can’t get away from, talk to your parents about what can be done. I know a family that moved to flee temptation. It’s not as extreme as cutting off a body part!
  4. Do you take sin this seriously? Do you realize that sin is this serious?
  5. What sin do you struggle with? How can you flee temptation in those situations?
  6. Is there any way that you tempt others to sin? Do you tempt siblings to disobey your parents?
  7. Ask God to help you answer these questions.
History
  1. Fill in a timeline page for Mesopotamia. Fill in at least one thing for each category and place some date to go with it. It’s okay to have only one category per line filled in. Fill in whatever else you deem significant to add.
  2. Make sure you save it!
  3. Play the dustbin game.
Science*
  1. Take the Skin Quiz.
  2. *Do the skin word find.
Art
  1. Read about and look at Egyptian paintings and carvings.
  2. Draw an Egyptian like in this painting.


Day 19

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 19.
  2. What do these verses say about the rich man and the man who divorces and gets remarried? (answer: They are going to hell unless they repent.)
History
  1. Watch a video on one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world, the hanging gardens of Babylon.
  2. While you watch, draw a picture of the hanging gardens.
  3. When you are finished, show your drawing to your parents and explain why it was a marvel.
Science*
    1. Muscular System Quiz
    2. *What do you know? Fill in the muscles.


Day 20**

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 20.
  2. What do you think is the main theme of this chapter?  (answer: The first will be last and the last will be first.)
  3. Another way to think about what that means is in the description Jesus gives of why he came. What does he give as his purpose? (answer: to serve)
  4. What are ways you serve others?
  5. What are ways you put others before yourself (making yourself last)?
  6. Dream big. If you could do anything to serve others, what would you like to be able to do?

History*

  1. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Skeletal System Quiz – Learn as you go!
  2. Can you put the skeleton together?

PE/Health*

  1. *Put together a fire safety lapbook. You have today and next week to work on it. You can print out all of the pieces and divide them up between you and your brothers and sisters and all work together on the same lapbook if you like.
  2. Here’s a video to help you.


Day 21

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 21.
  2. What are some of the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in this chapter?
  3. In the parable of the vineyard owner, who was the son?  (answer: Jesus)
  4. Do you know who the servants represent?  (answer:  prophets)
  5. What is one lesson you can take away from this chapter? Include a verse and what you can do to practice that lesson in your life.
History
  1. Now we’re going to move to another part of the world, China.
  2. Read about dynasties.
  3. Fill in a timeline page with the information about dynasties. Save it!
Science
  1. Watch this movie on circulation.
  2. Then take the quiz.
Music
  1. Learn how a whistle works.
  2. Whistles are an old type of instrument. Here is an ancient one made from bird bone. You can see a colonial times version of it on this game. Try and play the notes on this penny whistle.


Day 22*  (Materials for History: two paper towel rolls, five pieces of white paper, tape, large black marker or fat brush and black paint — but you could use whatever you have)

Bible*

  1. Read Matthew 22.
  2. What’s one question you have about this chapter?
  3. What commandments sum up the Law and the Prophets?  (answer: love God, love your neighbors)
  4. *Fill in this Venn Diagram with the 10 Commandments. (Venn Diagram no lines)  Write the commandment on the one side if it is summed up by love God and on the other if it is summed up by love your neighbor. (You don’t have to write out the whole commandment. Example: no idols)
History
  1. Read about Confucius.
  2. Make a Chinese scroll wall hanging.Write the Chinese characters for each of Confucius’ five virtues. Use a large black marker if you have it or black paint and thick brush. At the bottom of each one, write the English, its definition and the quote.
  3. Tape them together. You can tape on paper towel rolls at each end if you want to make a scroll.
Science
  1. Watch a movie on circulation.
  2. Take the quiz.


Day 23  (Materials: something to sculpt a model with, suggestions below)

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 23.
  2. What do verses 25-28 mean?  (answer: They are hypocrites. Their hearts are evil, but they act like they are righteous.)
  3. What’s a question you have about this chapter?
  4. What’s a lesson you can take away from this chapter? (Choose a Scripture to go with it.)
History
  1. Read about the Legalists.
  2. Read the first two pages of the PDF on the Qin and Han.
  3. Answer the “Essential Question” in a paragraph. Make sure in your answer you answer the “Review Question.”
  4. You can type it and add clip art. You should put a title on the page as well. Or, you could use this notebooking page if you like.
Science
  1. Read this article on the heart.
  2. Read through all the pages.
  3. Take your pulse resting and then after running around. Compare the two. Record them.
Art
  1. Read about Egyptian sculptures.
  2. Sculpt. Choose something from the time, pyramid, King Tut, Sphinx… You don’t have to use “real” modeling clay. You can you playdough, salt dough, or what I call icing dough (half butter/half flour).


Day 24*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 24.
  2. What are some warnings, commands Jesus gives?  (answer: Watch out, keep watch)
  3. How do you think you can keep watch?
  4. It says many will lose their faith during the tribulation, but it tells us to stand firm. One thing that will help you hold onto faith during any tribulation you might go through is knowing that in the end, when it is all over, Jesus will come back and be a righteous ruler and will gather His people to Himself. (verses 29-31)
History
  1. Read about the Terracotta Warriors.
  2. Read more about the Chou and Han dynasties. You’ll find Chou spelled Zhou. You’ll also find Ch’in spelled Qin.
  3. Add to your timeline page with information from the readings.
Science*
  1. Watch the video.
  2. *Print out and label the heart.
Are you finished with all of your work? If so, then you can play this game. Click on arcade to begin. Use the right and left arrows and space bar to choose the queen, to jump and catch the balloons, to choose the color word on the right or left, to stop the blocks exactly on top of each other, and to swap two letters (it says “replace” but think swap or switch.)


Day 25*

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 25.
  2. There are three stories in this section. For each one summarize its lesson in a sentence and write another sentence about what you are going to do about it. (In other words how are you going to apply the lesson in your life?)

History*

  1. Read about the Great Wall of China.
  2. Here is another map of it.
  3. *Print out a map of China and draw on the Great Wall of China on it.

Science

  1. Read the section on Blood.
  2. Answer the questions at the end of the section.
  3. Check your answers.

PE/Health

  1. Finish the fire safety lapbook.
  2. Here’s the video again to help you.
  3. Include this lapbook in your portfolio or take pictures of it to include.


Day 26

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 26.
  2. Why doesn’t Jesus call for an army of angels?  (answer: He is choosing to die, to be obedient to God’s will, His perfect plan.)
  3. What is Jesus’ warning to Peter when he cuts off the servant’s ear?  (answer: Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.)
  4. Peter weeps at the end of this chapter. He is sorrowful of his sin of denying Jesus. That’s how you need to feel about your sin. It should break your heart. You shouldn’t be able to sin against God and not have it break your heart. Ask God to let the things that break His heart, break your heart.
  5. What lesson from this chapter is significant to you? Explain the Scripture, the lesson and how it affects you.
History
  1. Read pages 3 and 4 about the Han and answer each question in a complete paragraph.
Science
  1. Complete the crossword puzzle.
Music
  1. We’ve looked at early percussion instruments (drums) and early wind instruments (whistle). Now let’s look at early string instruments. I’ve read that the ancient Egyptians used an early version of a harp. At the bottom of this page is an image of what a harp-like instrument might have looked like at King David’s time.
  2. Listen to a harp play Autumn Leaves by Kosma. Listen for the harp.


Day 27

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 27.
  2. What’s ironic about verse 6? Irony is when something is the opposite of what you’d expect.  (answer: They are concerned about following the law when they just had had an innocent man killed.)
  3. List as many ways as you can think of that this chapter shows the deity if Christ. (examples if you need them: says He is the king of the Jews, fulfilled the Scriptures, earthquake, … )
  4. List as many ways as you can that this chapter shows Jesus bore the “afflictions of the righteous.” The Bible says that those who live righteously will have troubles. Jesus went before us though and suffered from obedience just as believers do today. We are told to find joy in this type of suffering. (examples if you need them: lied about, mocked, arrested…)
History
  1.  Read the lyrics; sing the song. This is ancient China history in song.
Science
  1. Read the Overview of the Cardiovascular System.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Check your answers.


Day 28

Bible

  1. Read Matthew 28.
  2. What do verses 18-20 mean to you?
  3. Memorize them. When you know it, say it for each family member.
  4. Say the Lord’s prayer (from day 6) and Matthew 11:28 (from day 11).
History
  1. Play until you win a million dollars.
Science
  1. Quiz time.
  2. Test time.
  3. Make sure you check your answers and go back and look at what you got wrong and learn the right answer.
Art
  1. Try Chinese paper cutting. Watch the video. Follow the directions. To make a square sheet of paper, fold down the top corner of a piece of paper to line up with the far side to make a triangle. Cut off the bottom rectangle that’s exposed. Now you have a square to begin with.


Day 29

Bible

  1. We have finished the gospel of Matthew. Gospel means good news. What’s the good news? Write your own much shortened version of the gospel.
History
  1. Look at each of the images (seven of them). Write a couple of observations about each. You can read what is written under each image but don’t copy what is written there. Look at the images and write what you observe.
Science
  1. Quiz time.
  2. Quiz again. (You aren’t supposed to know all the answers. See what you can learn from the quiz.)
  3. Make sure you check your answers and go back and look at what you got wrong and learn the right answer.


Day 30**

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 1.
  2. What commands does God give to Adam?  (answers: have children, rule over the creatures of the earth, subdue the earth)
  3. What do you think it means to subdue the earth?  (help: subdue means overcome or bring under control)

History*

  1. Read about the Silk Road.
  2. Read about Silk Worms. Use the links to learn more.
  3. Draw a diagram showing the steps of making silk.
  4. *Label a map with silk trade routes.  (Here’s an alternate link if that’s not working for you.)

Science*

  1. *Print the human body outline. Fill in as much as you can. Draw lines and labels.

PE/Health

  1. Practice your escape route all together as a family. Time yourselves, starting from different places in the house. Close doors on your way out. What was your fastest time?


Day 31

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 2.
  2. What does it mean to feel shame?  (answer)
  3. Why did they feel no shame when they were naked?  (answer: They didn’t know anything was wrong.)
  4. Find the Tigris and the Euphrates.  Enter Genesis 2. If the site isn’t working, you can look at this  map.
History
  1. Read an article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon. Answer the questions.
  3. Three choices of what to do today. Choose one, two or all three.
  • Write a story about your trip to ancient China.
  • Learn to play Mahjongg.
  • Write Chinese calligraphy..  The first link is a page of Chinese characters to write. You can write them on paper or online with the second link.
Science
  1. Read the chapter on the respiratory system. Answer the review questions.
  2. Check your answers.
Music
  1. Listen to traditional Chinese music.
  2. What type of instrument is being played? (answer: string instrument/harp)


Day 32  (Materials for science: 2 twelve inch (30 cm.) balloons, plastic water bottle — not flimsy, needs some strength, 20 oz. to 1 liter in size I would suggest — L is doing this too)

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 3.
  2. What was the command they broke?  (answer)
  3. What did Eve get wrong about God’s command? (hint: compare verse 3 to the verse I linked to in number 2)
  4. Do you think Eve held the fruit in her hand and thought God hadn’t told the truth? This is a good warning: we need to know the truth of God’s word. Sometimes verses get misquoted and passed around as truth. You need to know God’s Word for yourself.
History
  1. As you read each day you need to take what you think is the most important or most interesting information and put it in a scrapbook (on paper or online),  in a lapbook (create your own pieces or use premade) or in a power point presentation. Or, if you want, you could use notebooking pages and add more if you need to (Ancient Maya Notebooking pages – about halfway down the page).
  2. Watch the video at the top of the page about the Maya. Then scroll down the page and read about where they were located.
  3. See where they lived on a map.
  4. Begin your project. Every day you’ll add in pictures and information that you find important and/or interesting. You need to add information to your project every day.
Science
  1. Watch this quick video on inspiration.
  2. Do this inhalation sequence activity. Read the steps and then play Match.
  3. Build a model of the lungs. Watch the video. (You can do this together with an L student.)
  4. Demonstrate your model and explain it.


Day 33*

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 4.
  2. A little historical note. We see the beginning of the use of bronze and iron tools. Some have divided history into three parts: the stone age, the bronze age and the iron age, where each age was the time they made tools out of that metal. Here’s an article discussing how that hasn’t been shown. We can trust the biblical report. Secular historians do put the bronze age at a time that would correspond to the biblical account, but they put the “iron age” later. As we have already seen, people in different parts of the world developed different technology at different times. The article I linked to says, “Modern archaeologists now ack­now­ledge that the Stone–Bronze–Iron Age system is not very helpful outside Europe.” Of course we are not talking about Europe in Genesis 4.
  3. Some people like to ask where Cain got his wife. It must have been his sister. God later forbids this when He establishes the law for His people.
  4. Why was Cain’s sacrifice not accepted? Later God we read how God requires the “first fruits,” the first of the crop, the first born, and only what’s perfect. I’m assuming God had asked this of them. Abel brings the first of his flock. Cain doesn’t give the first and best.
  5. Describe what is happening in verses 6 and 7.
  6. Have you ever felt sin lurking there ready to get you? When? Did you give in and let sin win or did you say no and win over sin?
History
  1. Read Mayan history. Read the sections on the Early and Classic Maya.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your project today.
Science*
  1. Watch the movie and take the quiz.
  2. *Label the lungs.
Art
  1. Try to draw the Mayan diamond design.


Day 34

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 6:5-22.
  2. Why did God choose to send the flood?  (answer: verses 6, 13)
  3. Why did God choose Noah to be safe?  (answer: verses 9, 22)
  4. The Bible says that when Jesus comes back it will be like in the days of Noah. How can you be safe? (answer: be like Noah, righteous. How can you be righteous? By the blood of Jesus your sins can be forgiven and the Holy Spirit can live through you.)
History
  1. Read about the Mayan calendar.
  2. Find your birthday in the Mayan calendar.
  3. Add important and interesting information to your project today.
Science
  1.  Take the quiz.
  2. Learn how vocal sounds are produced. Interested? Click here for more.


Day 35

Bible

  1. Read Genesis 7.
  2. Here is the last part of verse 16 from the NIrV version. “Everything happened exactly as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.”  Think about these two sentences. What do they mean? What do they mean to you? How can you be comforted and encouraged by this verse?

Just for fun

History

  1. Read about Mayan writing.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your project today.

Science

  1. Your choice:
    • Perform heart surgery with stem cells.
      • Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is only for Easy Peasy students doing their assignments.
    • Repair an artery.
      • Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is only for Easy Peasy students doing their assignments.
    • Poke a muscle. Watch out for ads on this site. Put on adblock plus!

PE/Health

  1. What does it mean to burn calories? Calories are a measure of the energy your body takes in through food. Your body needs energy to do everything it does. But you need a lot more energy to dance than to watch TV! If you don’t use or “burn” off enough calories, then they turn into fat. I don’t want you worrying about getting fat or using your calories. Your goal should be to eat healthy and live healthy. Living healthy means not just sitting all day but getting up and moving. One way to do that is with chores. Yeah!
  2. I wasn’t kidding telling you to do cleaning to exercise. Check out this list of how many calories you burn doing housework.
  3. Choose something on the list and figure out how long you’d have to do it to burn 50 calories according to the list. Do it!


Day 36

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 8 and Genesis 9.
  2. Fill in a Venn Diagram (Venn Diagram no lines). Make observations from these two chapters. On the one side write things about man, not just Noah but people in general. On the other side write things about God. Then in the middle write what observations you can make from these two chapters about the relationship between God and man.
History
  1. Read about Mayan art.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your project today.
Science
  1. Read the section on the Excretory System.
  2. Answer the review questions.
  3. Check your answers.
Music
  1. Listen to ancient Mayan music.
  2. What types of instruments do you think you hear in each? strings, flutes or drums?


Day 37

Bible
  1. Say all of your memory verses so far this year. Matthew 28:18-20, the Lord’s prayer from day 6 and Matthew 11:28 from day 11.
  2. Just scan chapter 10 to see what it is and read the last verse.
  3. Read the beginning and end of chapter 11. Scroll down to read the end part.
  4. How are Lot and Abram related?  (answer: Abram is Lot’s uncle)
  5. Read Genesis 12:1-8.
  6. What was God’s command to Abram?  (hint: verse 1)
  7. What was God’s promise to Abram?   (hint: verse 2)
History
  1. Finish the article. Scroll down and read about Life in the Rain Forest and Mysterious Decline.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your project today.
Science
  1. Complete the test.  (The first 2 questions are not labeled. you can either add points for these or you can print the test out and label these diagrams)
  2. Can you complete the crossword puzzle?


Day 38  (Materials for art: sculpting again–you might want a cup of salt on hand, and optional: tempra paint)

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 13:8-18.
  2. What does God promise Abram?  (answer: all of the land that he can see)
  3. What does Abram do after God speaks the promise?  (answer: He honors the Lord. He gives honor to God instead of becoming proud, thinking look how great I will be when all of this land is mine.)
  4. Read Genesis 14:8-22.
  5. What was the name of the priest of the God most high?  (answer: Melchizedek)
  6. What did Abram give him?  (answer: a tithe, ten percent)
History
  1. Click on the Xs on the map.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your project today.
Science
  1. Read this article. Click through and read all five pages.
  2. Then you can watch this movie.
Art
  1. Make a clay pot like the Mayans.
  2. Here is a salt dough recipe (but you can use playdough or whatever kind of clay you like.)
  3. Here is how they make their pots.
  4. Here is a little more direction if you need it.
  5. It’s up to you and what you have available if you want to try and paint yours. You have to let it dry several days first.
  6. If you can, take a picture of your pot and insert it into a document. Add your name, date and explanation. Then print it. If you can’t, ask someone else to do it for you. Add it to your portfolio.


Day 39

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 15.
  2. What promise does God make to Abraham about his descendants?  (answer: that they will come from his own body and number as the stars in the sky)
  3. What is Abram’s right reaction to this promise? (answer: He believed.)
  4. Verse 6 is the first time we see that we can be saved by faith. Abram believes and God calls it righteousness, doing what is right.
  5. Do you know when the prophecy in verses 13 and 14 come true?
  6. What is the covenant that God makes with Abram at the end of the chapter?  (answer: “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates — the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”)
  7. Find the promised land on the map. People aren’t exactly sure where all those places were, but there is a pretty good idea. Look at the maps in order.
  • Map 1
  • Map 2  (all of the red area, not sure about one city’s location)
  • Map 3  (This is modern Israel. Notice the Dead Sea. Go back and click on map 2 and find the sea in the middle.)
  • Map 4  (Here is one more map to help you figure out where this is. You can find the Euphrates on this map.)
  • Israel is often in the news. There are always disputes over the land of Israel. Who are they fighting with over the land? The Philistines! You will read a lot in the Bible about the Israelites and the Philistines fighting over the land. They still do. Today in English they are called Palestinians. In other languages, though, they are called Philistines.
  • God made this covenant, a sacred promise, with Abram before there even was such a thing as Israelites. We know that in the end the whole land will belong to Israel because God can’t break His promise.
History
  1. Listen to the creation story as told by the Maya.
  2. Did you notice the destruction by flood? Many cultures have a creation and flood story. This shows how ancient these stories are and have been passed down and moved around to have reached opposing sides of the globe even in ancient times. Of course stories change and are adapted as they are passed around. We believe Moses wrote the Genesis account that we know, meaning it isn’t changed because it was written and preserved.
  3. Finish your project.
Science
  1. Today read the chapter on the nervous system.
  2. Stop at the review questions and answer them. Add your name, the date, and the title of the chapter you read. Write neatly. Give this paper to your parents to add to your portfolio.
  3. Check your answers.


Day 40*

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 16 and Genesis 17.
  2. What are the new names given them? What are his two son’s names (one born, one not yet born)?  (answers: Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Isaac)
  3. What is the promise and prophecy about Ishmael? (answer: numerous descendants, against everyone and everyone against them)
  4. Traditionally Ishmael is considered to be the “father” of the Arabs. Later we’ll read about Jacob’s twelve sons becoming the twelve tribes of Israel. Ishmael has twelve sons which became twelve tribes in Assyria and Egypt. When we read about Joseph, we’ll read about him being sold to Ishmaelites.
  5. How old is Ishmael when he is circumcised?  (answer: 13)
  6. Jewish baby boys are circumcised on the 8th day, but it is traditional for Muslim boys to be circumcised when they turn 13 because of this account. While some of course do this, I have lived with Muslims for ten years and none of the families we’ve been friends with waited until 13. I’ve known them to have it done to 1 year olds, 5 year olds, 10 year olds…
History
  1. Read an article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon. Answer the questions.
  3. Finish and present your project.
  4. Decide how to record this project for your portfolio. Take pictures, print it out, etc. Make sure you include your name, the date and a title or explanation of what it is.
Science*
  1. Take the tour of the brain. Click on next and move through the seven parts of the brain basics. You can put your mouse over the red words to see those parts of the brain highlighted.
  2. *Can you fill in the blanks on this nerve picture? If you need help, see the chapter you read on day 39 or the diagram on this page.
PE/Health
  1. Here is an article about smoking.
  2. Here are pictures of what smoking can do to you.
  3. What do you think are the biggest reasons to not smoke? Write in complete sentenceS. Add your name and the date. Give it to a parent to add to your portfolio.


Day 41*

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 18 and Genesis 19:15-29.
  2. Here are two stories with angels. What roles did the angels play in these stories? (answer: messenger, protector, destroyer)
  3. How does God show favor to Abraham?  (answer: He encourages him that he will have a son; the promise didn’t need to be repeated and he tells him specifically that it is coming soon. He listens to Abraham’s “prayer” for Sodom and Gomorrah. He brings Lot and his family out of Sodom.)
  4. Lot’s family becomes the Moabites and the Ammonites.
  5. Here’s a map.
History
  1. Read this story. Click on next to turn the page.
  2. Follow the directions on this worksheet; you will just do the top half on making inferences, smart guesses about the people or places based on what information you have.
Science*
  1. You don’t have to read this whole thing, but look carefully at all of the diagrams of the brain.
  2. *Here are two brains (one  two) to print out and to label.
Music
  1. Listen to ancient Indian music. What types of instruments do you hear?


Day 42*

Bible
  1. Read  Genesis 21:1-20.
  2. Which son of Abraham’s was going to receive the covenant promise?  (answer: Isaac)
  3. How does God take care of Ishmael?  (answer: keeps him alive with water, was “with him”, also has the promise of becoming a great nation)
  4. We know today that the Arabs and Jews are at odds. What do you think it would be like if Abraham and Sarah had waited on God to fulfill his promise? (just wondering, no “real” answer)
  5. Notice that Ishmael and Lot are both taken care of because of Abraham. If you are special to God, then those who are special to you are special to God and you can ask God to take care of them.
  6. Read Genesis 22:1-18.
  7. This is a really important story. Here are some things to remember.
  • God does test us. When we are faced with something really hard, it shows what is really in our hearts. If God just gave us perfect lives, we would love Him for selfish reasons. We need to love God for who He really is. He is love; He is kind; He is just; He is powerful; He knows everything; He is in control; He is patient; He is faithful; He is trustworthy…What else do you know about who God is?
  • God never asks us to do something He wasn’t willing to do Himself. This is one big example. God did give up His only Son to be killed for us. God never wanted Issac to be killed. He only wanted to see obedience in the heart of Abraham.
  • One way to tell a false religion is that they don’t value human life. Christianity values people. We are to love others. That is the greatest commandment–love God, love others. In Islam for example, it is okay to kill sometimes. And if you kill for a “wrong” reason, you can make up for it by fasting. Why would you serve a god that cares more about you not eating than not killing? In Christianity, not only  are we not to kill, but we are told even hating someone is like killing them. Another example is how rats are sacred in Hinduism. In India it is forbidden to kill a rat, so people starve because the rats eat their crops. Why would you serve a god who cares more about rats than you?
History
  1. Read the introduction to this site on the Indus Valley, the “overview” and “geography” sections.
  2. Read this introduction.
  3. As you read each day you will fill in a timeline page for the Indus Valley. Make sure you fill in at least one thing for each category and place some date to go with it. It’s okay to have only one category per line filled in. Fill in whatever else you deem significant to add.
Science*
  1. *Make a brain hat. (You can decide if everyone is going to have his or her own hat or if you will share one.)
  2. Study your hat.
  3. Have someone quiz you where you do different things, like speech, and you try and point to that part on your “brain.”


Day 43

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 24.
  2. When did God answer the servant’s prayer?  (answer: Before he prayed…God knew what his prayer would be and sent Rebekah out at the exact right time so she would arrive just as he was finishing his prayer.)
  3. In America we consider it wrong to marry a relative, and God gives some laws later about not marrying family members, but in some parts of the world it is normal to marry a cousin, even preferable.
  4. In America we think marriage is about falling in love, but all Christians should think of marriage as being arranged. All Christians should seek their heavenly Father’s choice in whom they should marry.
History
  1. Read about the economy in the Indus Valley; read the “trade and transportation” section.
  2. Read about the industry.
  3. Add to your timeline.
Science
  1. Complete the crossword puzzle. You can click on word list at any time to help you figure it out.
  2. Take the quiz. If you get something wrong, learn from it. You haven’t read the book these questions are from, so it’s okay to get something wrong, but learn from your mistake!
Art
  1. Learn about line. Make sure you watch, find and create.
  2. Be on the look out for a soft (carve-able) stone.

Uncover the picture using Roman Numerals.  If you don’t know Roman Numerals, use this one.


Day 44*  (Materials for science: 10 matching pairs from a deck of cards or other game)

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 25:13-34.
  2. What does Esau give away and why was that so wrong? (answer: He gives away his birthright, the right of the firstborn to his father’s inheritance. It is so bad because not only did he not care about its value (for the moment at least), he didn’t care about a gift that God had given him. Wasn’t it from God that he was born first?)
  3. Read Genesis 27:1-10, 25-40. Scroll down to read both parts.
  4. Birthright is something we can only sort of understand. What about these blessings? Have you ever considered your words to be this powerful that you could direct the fate of whole groups of people?
  5. Consider these two verses:  Proverbs 18:21    Matthew 12:36
  6. Now what do you think about the words you say? What kind of words should you be speaking?
History
  1. Read about society; read the “writing” and “religion” sections.
  2. Read about  social levels.
  3. Add to your timeline.
Science*
  1. Read about memory. Click to turn the page until the article is finished.
  2. *Try this memory experiment. Read page 8. Print page 9.


Day 45

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 28.
  2. Remember to see all of the people in the Bible as real people. What is Esau feeling? (answer: He’s trying to please his parents. He feels disapproval from his parents and is trying to get their approval by taking a relative of Abraham after already having taken Canaanite wives.)
  3. Jacob’s dream is another step in the covenant promise God made with His people. The covenant promise was given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  4. Jacob makes a vow to God. What deal does he make? It’s always a dangerous thing to make a vow to God. God will remember, but it’s easy for people to forget.
History
  1. Read about town planning; read the “town planning” section.
  2. Read about their daily life.
  3. Add to your timeline.
Science
  1.  Brain games…test your brain…what an amazing thing your brain is!
      2.   Perform brain surgery if you like. You can just use the animated section, or if you have a strong stomach, there are real pictures. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool . This login is only for Easy Peasy students doing their assignments.
PE/Health
  1. Jump rope for as long as you can. Time yourself.
  2. Then take a break.
  3. Then do it again. Which time did you jump the longest?
  4. If you don’t have a jump rope, then just jump.


Day 46

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 29:20-35 and Genesis 30:19-43.
  2. Jacob goes to his uncle’s house to find a wife. He ends up with four women and twelve sons, eventually. How many years does he work for Laban for his wives? (answer: 14)
  3. Laban tricked him and he has been working for him for free. I don’t understand it, but Jacob tricks him in the end and gets all of the best of Laban’s flocks and receives his payment. Laban doesn’t want him to leave because he knows God has blessed him for Jacob’s sake. He learns through “divination,” or the seeking of knowledge through supernatural means. God is the only one who knows the future. Demons can speak through some psychic and tell things that are currently happening that they can see, but they cannot know any future that God hasn’t revealed. Satan tricks by using demons and psychics to speak some truth about the present, but then after they have your trust, they can lie to you and trick you and lead you a in a wrong way. Satan is a liar, so you should never seek truth from him!
History
  1. Read about arts and crafts; read the “arts and crafts” section.
  2. Look at this site. There are tons of pictures of their art and crafts.
  3. Add to your timeline.
Science
  1.  Read about eyes and vision.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Check your answers.
Music
  1. Click on blocks to build blocks and sounds. There are different colors on the left which are different sounds.


Day 47

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 31:3, 14-32.
  2. What’s happening in the story? What did Jacob do? What did Rachel do? What did Laban do?  (answer: Jacob ran away with his family and property; Rachel stole the household gods from her father; Laban went after them; You didn’t read this part but Laban obeys and doesn’t do anything to stop Jacob and lets him go in peace; he doesn’t find the gods.)
  3. What does Jacob say of anyone who stole the household gods?  (answer: “he shall not live”)
  4. Read Genesis 32:22-30.
  5. What is Jacob’s new name? (answer: Israel)
  6. This is another one of those weird parts of the Bible. God would have given that name to Jacob. Why make him wrestle for it? We talk about wrestling all night prayer until we get what we’ve asked for. It’s from this portion of the Bible. Here’s another question. Why not tell Issac to name him Israel in the first place? Why the name change? I don’t know. I’m just wondering. It’s okay to wonder.
History
  1. Read about the reasons for its decline; read the last section on the page.
  2. Tell someone about why this civilization declined.
Science
  1. Learn about eye anatomy. Read about each part and find it on the diagram.
  2. If you can stomach it, you can watch a cow’s eye dissection.
  3. Do this experiment with a paper towel tube.
  4. If you really can’t do the experiment, then can you do this one, peripheral vision, or read about this one, upside down.
  5. Explain to someone how the experiment worked and what the conclusion, result, of the experiment was.


Day 48   (Materials for art: stone, exacto knife, candle, frying pan–parent/older child assistance needed)

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 35:16-19.
  2. Did Rachel die because she took the household gods? I guess we can’t know, but we do know that words are not meaningless.
  3. During these chapters Jacob reunites with Esau and then they go their separate ways in peace. Esau’s family becomes the Edomites, or the family of Edom.
  4. Read chapter 37. Now we are going to start the story of Joseph.
  5.  Do you feel bad for Joseph’s brothers?
  6. What do Joseph’s dreams mean?  (answer: that his brothers will bow down to him and even his parents will bow down to him)
  7. Why was the dream really upsetting to many of the brothers?  (answer: because they already felt Joseph thought he was better than everyone else)
  8. I guess we don’t know for sure if Joseph was proud, but we know he could have kept his dreams to himself. He didn’t have to tell his brothers. He knew they wouldn’t like to hear they were bowing down to him. I’m sure being sold really knocked any pride out of him.
  9. Who was he sold to?  (answer: the Ishmaelites)   Remember Ishmael?
History
  1. Write a newspaper. Work on a computer you can print from. You could give this to a parent to add to your portfolio.
  2. Either write a fact from what you’ve learned in each section, or write as someone from that time period. You don’t have to write lots, but be informative!
Science
  1. Scroll down and read “Other Human Senses” through to the end and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.
Art
  1. Carve markings into your stone.
  2. Drip candle wax and press your carving into it. My thought would be to heat a frying pan and then drip wax into it to keep it warm until you have enough to press.


Day 49

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 39.
  2. Joseph’s bosses, Potiphar and the prison warden, don’t concern themselves with anything. Why?  (answer: because they trust Joseph)
  3. Joseph was sold as a slave and put in prison. They seem like bad things but we see that God is still blessing him through it all. And soon we’ll learn the big plan. God doesn’t allow His children to be thrown in prison for no reason at all. He has purpose for His children’s lives.
  4. Try and think of an example in your family when something that seemed bad turned out good. What was God’s purpose?
History
  1. On a poster (or hanging paper timeline) (online timeline creator) put dates from all of your timelines. Show how the different civilizations you have studied overlap. You don’t have to include everything from your timelines. Mostly I want you to show how the civilizations overlap or don’t overlap in their existence. You can find clip art on this site.
  2. You are going to be adding to this throughout the year. Make sure it’s expandable.
Science
  1.  Design and carry out an experiment using taste and smell to answer the question, Can You Identify Food Only with Taste or Only with Smell?
  2. Write up an experiment worksheet.


Day 50*

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 40.
  2. What happened in this chapter?  (answer: Two prisoners had dreams that Joseph was able to interpret.)
  3. The cupbearer forgot about Joseph, but who didn’t ever forget about him?  (answer: God)
History*
  1. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.
Science
  1. Learn about how hearing works.
  2. Explore the ear.
  3. At the dinner table tell what you learned on the subject.

PE/Health

  1. Figure out an estimate of how many calories you used yesterday being active. An estimate means a good guess. You don’t need to know the exact amount of time you spent doing things. You can choose “sitting” under occupation and the top one under that for doing your school work. Use the calorie counter sheet that is closest to your weight (60 or 90 lbs): Calories burned 60 or Calories burned 90
  2. Look at this chart. How many calories do you need each day to keep your body going?


Day 51

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 41:1-16, 25-32.
  2. How long was Joseph in jail?  (answer: I don’t know. In the last chapter it said, “some time after,” and in this chapter it says, “a full two years later.” We know it was at least more than two years.)
  3. What was Joseph’s response when asked if he could interpret the dream? (answer: No, I can’t, but God can. That’s a very humble statement.)
History
  1. Find Greece.
  2. Read chapters 1-4.
  3. Choose one topic from your reading to write about. Ancient Greece notebooking pages  (or just use blank)
Science
  1. Learn more about taste.
  2. Take a smell quiz.
Music
  1. Listen to ancient lyre music. (Press play on the music player in the left side menu)  While it is playing, you can scroll down and look at the images. What type of instrument is the lyre?  (answer: string)


Day 52

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 41:41-57.
  2. What were the names of Joseph’s sons?  (answer: Manasseh, Ephraim)
  3. They will be part of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  4. The last verse sets up the climax of the story. See how God was in control of this whole thing. He sent the famine. He sent it for many reasons. He had Joseph in place for it. He sent the plentiful years first. He gave Joseph the wisdom with what to do with them. He was sold as a slave for a reason. Your life isn’t a series of accidents. God is in control and has a purpose, a purpose for your good. Romans 8:28  Jeremiah 29:11  These are two verses that you should have memorized.
History
  1. Read chapter 5-8.
  2. Who are Daedalus and Icarus?
Science
  1. Take the tongue quiz.
  2. Take the nose quiz.
  3. Take the ear quiz.
    1. Learn from your mistakes.


Day 53

Bible
  1. Read chapter 42.
  2. How does Joseph’s dream come true?  (answer: His brothers bow down to him.)
  3. What has the brothers scared? (answer: They are accused of being spies and Joseph has returned their silver, meaning they haven’t paid for all the food they took.)
  4. Why is he making his brothers get Benjamin? Why hasn’t he told them who he is? What do you think Joseph is doing?
History
  1. Read chapters 9-12.
  2. Tell someone about the chapters.
Science
  1. Take the senses quiz. Click on start. You don’t know all the answers. Guess when you have to. It will tell you the correct answer, so you can learn from this quiz!
  2. Here are some quick sense experiments to try.
Art
  1. Use the links to answer these questions about Greek art.


Day 54

Bible
  1.  Read Genesis 43.
  2. Remember to see them as real people. They are real people. Can’t you hear him being frustrated saying verse 10?
  3. Why is Israel “bereaved?”  (answer: The wife he loved so much had two children: Joseph and Benjamin. He lost his wife, then the first and now is losing the second; he only hopes it is not permanently.)
  4. What has the brothers astonished and how does Joseph show love for Benjamin? (answer: Joseph has seated them oldest to youngest and has given Benjamin five times more food than everyone else.)
History
  1. Read chapters 13-16.
  2. Is it love? Listen to the chapter. It is optional to listen to the song. This is the story of Troy in song.
Science
  1.  Complete the crossword puzzle.
  2. If you want to try some more experiments, try some of these..
  3. Whether you do the experiments or not, explain to someone about the experiments you did today and yesterday and what they show about our senses.
Do a puzzle, just for fun. Click on “Change Cut” if you want more pieces or fewer pieces.


Day 55

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 44.
  2. What is Joseph doing?  (answer: He is testing them to see if they have repented and changed their hearts and actions towards the sons of Rachel, their father’s favorites.)
  3. Who offers to become a slave instead of Benjamin?  (answer: Judah, Jesus was from the tribe of Judah and here is Judah sacrificing himself for his brother.)
History
  1. Read chapters 17-20.
  2. When someone refers to their Achilles’ heel, what are they saying?
  3. The foolish and the brave
Science
  1.  Make a list. List each of the body systems we’ve learned about and list as many parts as you can in each.
  2. Afterwards, take a look through this tutorial and see what you forgot.
PE/Health
  1. Jump rope longer than you did last time. Don’t stop until you’ve past your best time from the last time.
  2. If you don’t have  jump rope, just jump.


Day 56

Bible
  1.  Read Genesis 45.
  2. We are always focused on our own lives, but God is not only working in our lives but in all of His children’s lives and working out His plan in the whole earth. Think about all of the things God did to get Israel to Egypt, which is going to be the next important phase in their history.  What can you think of?  (answer: More than I can know, but He…got Joseph to Egypt, Joseph imprisoned where he interpreted dreams, Pharaoh had a dream and is told about Joseph, Joseph interprets and is put in charge of Egypt, abundance and famine in all the land, Joseph’s brothers needing food because of the famine, because Joseph is in charge he can bring his family to live near him so they will be provided for)
  3. Joseph’s family didn’t know God was setting up the next phase of Israel’s history. They saw God providing for them during the famine and they saw God reuniting and healing their family, bringing them together when before there was hatred and jealousy. God is always at work in bigger ways than we can see.
History
Science
  1. Read about the male reproductive system and answer, “What is the main role of the male reproductive system?”
  2. Check your answer.
Music
  1. Listen to aulos music. (Under instruments, click on Aulos.  Then click on the music notes.)
  2. While you listen, draw a picture of the aulos and place it in your binder.
  3. What type of instrument is this? (answer: wind)


Day 57

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 46:2-7.
  2. What promises did God give Jacob?  (answer: that He would make them a great nation, go with them and bring them back and that Joseph would be with him when he died)
  3. Read Genesis 47:11-31.
  4. What does Jacob make Joseph promise?  (answer: that he’ll bury him where his father was buried)
  5. What did Pharoah end up owning after the famine?  (answer: everything and everyone–they sold it all and themselves for food)
  6. Governments still do this. They want to control people and they can do that by supplying their needs. If people need the government to supply their food, their housing, their education, their healthcare, etc. then the government in effect “owns” them. Governments have been known to raise taxes so the people become poor to the point of needing to be dependent on the government. Then the people becomes “slaves of the state.” But we have freedom in Christ to be slaves to no one. We serve the King alone and can rely on Him, a benevolent Master, to provide our food, our housing, our education, our healthcare, etc. Because of our faith, we can live free from fear of lack and will never become slaves.
History
Science
  1. Read about the female reproductive system and answer the question, “What is the main function of the female reproductive system?”
  2. Check your answer.


Day 58

Bible
  1. Read Genesis 50.
  2. Did you know that Joseph’s body was a mummy buried in Egypt somewhere?
  3. Joseph says to his brothers that they intended harm, but God intended good. What “good” does he say God brought about?  (answer: “the saving of many lives”)
  4. What does Joseph make his family promise?  (answer: to carry his bones out of Egypt–He believed God that one day they would leave Egypt and live in the land promised to their family.)
History
Science
  1. Watch this video of a baby’s development. You can skip the end once the baby is born.
  2. Watch this video and learn about the development of a baby, of you, from the beginning!
  3. Psalm 139:13-14
Art
  1. Use the pictures to answer these questions about Greek art.
    • Describe the difference between Egyptian and Greek Temples in their appearance.
    • Why do you think the Greeks choose the subjects (i.e. the objects of painting/sculpture) they did for their painting/sculptures?
    • (Note: Parents, you might want to preview this link.) How realistic or abstract are the sculptures of the Greeks? (Move your mouse over the thumbnails to enlarge; you can also move the timeline to see more.)
    • What do you think the artist trying to portray about the Ancient Greek Culture in their sculpture?  (questions from)


Day 59

Bible
  1.  Read Exodus 1 and Exodus 2:1-10.
  2. What has happened to the Israelites?  (answer: They have become so numerous that the new Pharaoh has made them slaves and is trying to kill all of their boy babies.)
  3. A long time passes during Exodus 1.
  4. Who pulls Moses from the riverside?  (answer: Pharaoh’s daughter)
  5. What does Moses mean? Read what it says in the Scripture and click on the little a.  (answer:  draw out, or take out)
  6. The book of EXodus is about the Israelites EXit from Egypt.
History
Science
  1. Watch this lesson on the endocrine system.
  2. Identify the parts of the body.


Day 60

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 2:11-25.
  2. How does Moses try to deliver the Israelites (or an Israelite) himself?  (answer: by killing an Egyptian)
  3. He tries to deliver, or save, the Israelite himself, by his own power. He made a mess of his life. But God is going to use him to deliver the Israelites from the Egyptians, but it will be by the power of God.
  4. 40 years later…
  5. Read Exodus 3:1-10.
  6. We’ll read more about the burning bush scene on day 61.
History
  1. Read chapters 91- 94. alexander
  2. Heroes
Science
  1. Read the Introduction to cells and the first half of the chapter on cell structure, up to Organelles.
  2. Watch the video on “The Inner Life of the Cell”.
PE/Health
  1. Play the household hazards game. When you find a game in the room, you’ll lose anything you have clicked yes on if you haven’t “check”ed it yet.
  2. Find all the household hazards.  This is a quiz. How did you do?


Day 61  

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 3.
  2. Why does Moses have to take off his sandals? (answer: because it was holy ground)
  3. What does that mean?   (answer: God’s holy, perfect presence was there)
  4. What does God say to call Him?  (answer: I Am Who I Am)
  5. What do you think of that name?
  6. What does it tell us about God?    (answer: He’s bigger than a name can define.)
  7. Where is God going to take the Israelites?   (answer: to the land of the Canaanites–notice the land is being lived on by lots of different people)
  8. What are they supposed to do on their way out?  (answer: plunder the Egyptians by asking for gold and silver and clothes)
History
  1. Read chapters 95- 98.
  2. Tell the story of Troy: write it, make a movie, act it out, make a puppet show…
Science
  1. Read the second half of the chapter on cell structure beginning at organelles and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.
Art
  1. Take a look at this Greek art.
  2. Your history lesson can be the rest of your art lesson today. If you are writing the story, add a picture. If you are acting it out, add a background or costume or prop that you make for your art lesson today.


Day 62

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 4:1-17. 27-31.
  2. Remember to see Moses as a real person. What is Moses worried about?  (answer: Everything. He’s worried about the leaders not believing him and about being able to speak well.)
  3. Picture Moses being told to pick up the snake after he just ran away from it!
  4. What does God remind Moses of when he says he can’t speak well?  (answer:  that He made Moses’ mouth and gave him the ability to speak and can take it away)
  5. Moses still doesn’t want the job. It always makes me feel good that God doesn’t give up on Moses at this point. He gives him Aaron to help him. You’ll see in the coming days how Aaron begins as the one who speaks and does everything, but Moses will find his confidence and it will switch.
History
  1. Read chapters 100- 103. C is 100 in Roman numerals.
  2. Write or tell about what you read.
Science
  1. Read the section on Transport. Answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.


Day 63

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 5.
  2. Why are the Israelites mad at Moses?  (answer: Their work load was made harder because Moses asked for them to get time off.)
  3. Can you empathize with Moses? Do you understand how he is feeling? God sent him with miracles and told him He was going to deliver the Israelites and Moses told the leaders of the Hebrews that God was going to deliver them, and then things just got worse. There was no deliverance. The Bible says that God is not slow the way we measure slowness. We always want the bad to end immediately and the good to come even sooner! God has bigger plans and is working out bigger and more important things than our immediate comfort. He loves us enough to make us wait for the deliverance. You may think sarcastically, oh great. But think of it this way. What happens to the child who never is allowed to ever be discomforted in any way, always gets what she wants and never has to suffer through discipline?
History
  1. Read chapters 104- 107.
  2. Write or tell about what you read.
Science
  1. Read Cellular Respiration. Watch the video. Answer the review questions.
  2. Check your answers.
Music
  1. Read about the different types of wind instruments. Scroll down to woodwinds.
  2. Click on each one and listen to each one play.


Day 64

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 7.
  2. This was the first plague.
  3. Notice how Pharaoh’s magicians with evil powers could play copycat and make snakes and turn water into blood, but why doesn’t that show their power was as great as God’s?  (answer: They couldn’t get rid of the snakes and they couldn’t get rid of the blood. They could only add to the problem. Only God could end it.)
  4. By the way, this chapter tells you the ages of Moses and Aaron. How old were they and who is the older brother?  (answer: 80 and 83  Aaron is the older brother.)
  5. It was totally against the culture, but God repeatedly chooses the younger brother. You’ll see it many more times.
History
  1. Read chapter 108- 111.
  2. Write or tell about what you read.
Science
  1. Read Cell Division.  The video isn’t working. Here’s a replacement. Answer the questions. Tonight you might want to make tomorrow’s project.
  2. Check your answers.


Day 65  (Materials for science:  light-colored Jello –or some gelatin– grapes, mandarin oranges, plums — or you could use raisins, candy, etc.–3 different things)

Bible
  1. Read Exodus 8.
  2. What were the next three plagues?  (answer: frogs, gnats and flies)
  3. What did God do to show the Israelites that He was using Moses to deliver them and to show Pharaoh that He was “in the land”?  (answer: The Israelites suffered through the first three plagues and then God spared Goshen, which was where they were living.)
  4. Do you think the plagues changed the attitudes of the Israelites toward Moses?
History
  1. Read chapters 112- 115.
  2. Write or tell about what you read.
Science
  1. Do the activity on pages 3-5. Make “cells.” Then draw one and label it.
PE/Health
  1. Read about keeping clean.

Are you finished with all of your work? If so, then you can play this game. Click on arcade to begin. Use the right and left arrows and space bar to choose the queen, to jump and catch the balloons, to choose the color word on the right or left, to stop the blocks exactly on top of each other, and to swap two letters (it says “replace” but think swap or switch.)

Day 66*

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 9.
  2. Reread verses 15 and 16. Tell what they say in your own words. Then tell what these verses tell us about God.  (answers: some things are that He is all powerful, in control and is working to glorify His name)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Read about Mendel and the Foundation of Genetics.
  2. Answer the review questions.
  3. Check your answers.

Music

  1. Read about the different types of string instruments.
  2. Click on each one and listen to each one play.


Day 67

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 10.
  2. What does God say in verses 1 and 2 about why He is doing all of this?  (answer: He is doing it so that their children and grand children will know his power and ability to deliver, and so that they will know that He is the Lord, the ruler of all.)
  3. What is Moses asking for?  (answer: a week off to worship God)
  4. Pharaoh is being so unreasonable. They just want time off and he and his people are suffering so much. Remember this when you or your parents come across someone who is completely unreasonable that you can’t even understand it. Chances are that God is at work in your life to bring about something great!

History

  1. Build a temple and learn about Ancient Greek temple architecture.

Science

  1. Watch the video on Punnett Squares. (Note: Don’t turn on the CC.)
  2. Fill in the Punnett Square.
    • Pick the two parents by clicking on their squares. Check the parents.
    • Drag in the letters that will be their children. They should match the parents letters. If there is a big letter, then the child will have a big letter. Check your answers.
    • Then drag in the pictures of flies into the kid squares that go with the letters. The long, straight down wings are the dominant trait.


Day 68

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 12:1-17, 29-42.
  2. When death passed over the Israelites because of the lamb’s blood, that night we call the Passover. Death passed over them. Jesus died during the Jewish holiday of Passover. His last meal was the Passover supper and then he was killed. That’s why we call Jesus the Lamb of God. He was our Passover lamb. His blood covers us and makes it so death can pass over us and not touch us. Many things in the Old Testament reflect what is going to happen in the New Testament. Sometimes they seem so different, but they really are a perfect match!
  3. How many Israelites left Egypt?  (answer: It would seem at least 2 million and 3 million would not be unlikely. There were 600,000 men.)
  4. I don’t know how you organize and lead so many without technology!
  5. Everything happened as God had said. They plundered the Egyptians and He brought them out.
  6. God institutes the first of the Hebrew holidays. What holiday is it and what are they to do?  (answer: The Festival of Unleavened Bread — They are to eat bread without yeast for seven days and do no work. The Passover meal has to be cooked and eaten in a certain way.)
  7. There is nothing evil in yeast. Just like the Passover lamb it has special meaning. Here is yeast in the New Testament. Matthew 16:5-12
  8. What is the yeast they need to be careful about in the New Testament?  (answer: The teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees because they did not teach only the Scripture but their own ideas.)

History

  1. Choose a hero to read about.
  2. Write about him.

Science

  1.  Read about genetic advances and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.

Art

  1. Learn about warm and cool colors. Make sure you watch, find and create.


Day 69

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 13:19-22.
  2. What did Moses do?  (answer: He took Joseph’s bones with them out of Egypt just like Joseph had asked.)
  3. How did God lead them?  (answer: in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night)
  4. Read Exodus 14.
  5. Memorize Exodus 14:14.
  6. That verse is exactly what happened; the Israelites defeated the Egyptian army without fighting. They only had to follow God.
  7. What does the last verse say? (answer: The people feared God and trusted in Him and in Moses because of what had just happened.)
  8. Review your memory verses: Romans 8:28  Jeremiah 29:11  Exodus 14:14

History

  1. Read through the timeline.
  2. Make a timeline page for Greece.
  3. Add Greece to your overall timeline.

Science

  1. Read about bacteria and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.


Day 70*

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 15.
  2. Look at these two verses again?
  3. How long did they trust God and Moses? until when?  (answer: After they were delivered they trusted them until they had a new problem.)
  4. That is what humans are like. We need to be thankful every day, so we don’t need a major problem to get our attention back on God.

History*

  1. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Read about Archaea and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.

PE/Health

  1. Jump to 2:55 and do the workout with the kids. Make it harder; get two plastic bags and put something a little heavy into them.

Day 71

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 16.
  2. How was the Lord going to test them?  (answer: They were only to gather what they needed for one day and not leave any left over. Then they were to gather two days worth to prepare for resting on the Sabbath.)
  3. Did everyone obey?  (answer: No, of course not.)
  4. Realize how quickly again the Israelites complained to God and didn’t trust Him. Think about how you think when you get sick or something goes wrong. Are you quick to praise God that He will deliver you, or do you grumble?

History

  1. Play Ancient Civilizations Rags to Riches. Do your best.
  2. Play Ancient Civilization Jeopardy.Directions are below.
    • Click on a square, the lower the number, the easier the question. If you are playing with a younger sibling, give them the easier questions!
    • Answer the question out loud.
    • Then click on Answer. Click on Adjust Score.
    • Click on correct or wrong, depending on your answer. Your points go up or down the number on the square you chose.
    • Click on HOME to go back to the game board.

Science

  1. Read about infectious disease and answer the questions.  (The video in the chapter is not available, but it is not needed for answering the questions.)
  2. Check your answers.

Music

  1. Read about instruments of ancient Rome.


Day 72 

(Optional Reading: The Story of Mankind  pp. 88-137)

(Optional Reading: Titus, Comrade of the Cross) This is just 100 pages.

(Optional Reading: The Story of the Romans)

(Optional Reading: The Bronze Bow — This links to the Kindle edition, check your library — great book)

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 17.
  2. What does it mean that they were “testing” the Lord?  (answer: They were asking if He was really there.)
  3. What did Moses have to do in order for them to win over the Amalekites?  (answer: keep up his arms and staff  in the air)

History

  1. Look at these maps of Italy.
  2. Where is Italy? Where is it compared to Greece? Egypt?
  3. Find Rome on the Italy map.
  4. Next we are going to study about the Romans.
  5. Now take a look at this map of the Roman Empire. See how much land they controlled when they were at their peak? All of the areas shaded with any green show what was part of their Empire. Notice how they controlled all the way around the Mediterranean Sea. Controlling water was very important.  The different shades show how it expanded and contracted over the years.
  6. Find Rome on the map. That’s where it all began. Rome controlled most of the “boot” when they first became a republic.
  7. The Roman Empire is going to take us from BC to AD. That means Jesus will be born during their reign. And when Jesus was alive the Romans ruled Israel. Many Jews thought that Jesus was going to free them from having the Romans ruling over them. But that wasn’t the kind of king He was born to be.

Science

  1. Read about noninfectious diseases and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.


Day 73

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 19.
  2. It’s a metaphor that God took them out of Egypt on eagle’s wings. What does it mean? (An eagle is one of the highest flying birds.)  (answer: He’s saying that He carried them out, kept them above all of the troubles that He was bringing on the Egyptians.)
  3. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’  This is still true, but now Christians are part of Israel and the Israelites who don’t believe in Jesus are no longer part of “true Israel.”
  4. Read Romans 11:17-24.  He’s comparing true Israel to an olive tree, a metaphor.
  5. Those who believe, as it says, are those who are God’s “treasured possession” and “priests” and “a holy nation.” That’s you if you believe!
  6. When it is talking about consecrating yourself, it means to set yourself apart for God. They were to be as pure and holy as they could be and present themselves to God. Today we are consecrated by the forgiveness of our sins and the filling of the Holy Spirit so that we are set apart as holy to live for God and not ourselves.

History

  1. Read this introduction to the Roman Empire.
  2. Write one sentence for each page of the introduction giving some information. You are going to act this out later so keep that in mind as you choose what to write. Type your sentences in one document. Call in Romans and save it in a folder with your name on it.

Science

  1. Read about your body’s  First Two Lines of Defense and answer the questions.
  2. Check your answers.

Art

  1. Look at Roman mosaics. Click on the arrow to look through all of them.
  2. Experiment with making a Roman mosaic online. (Next week we’ll do it with paper. Use the online one to try out your ideas.)
  3. Follow the directions to copy the letter code in the box at the bottom. Paste it into a document and save it as mosaic in the folder with your name on it.


Day 74*

Bible* (L is using this too.)

  1. Read Exodus 20.
  2. *What are the Ten Commandments? Fill in the worksheet.

History

  1. Read through this overview of the Roman Empire. Click on the chariots to keep moving forward.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Add to your sentences page with information about the Romans invading Britain.

Science

  1. Read about the immune system‘s defenses and answer the questions in complete sentences. Add it to your portfolio.
  2. Check your answers.


Day 75

Bible

  1. We are going to look again at the Ten Commandments and how some of them are “adjusted” in the New Testament.
  2. You shall not commit adultery. Read Matthew 5:28. How does Jesus make the law stricter?   (answer: He makes just thinking about someone’s body the same as adultery.)
  3. You shall not murder. Read Matthew 5:21-22. How does Jesus make the law stricter?  (answer: He makes hating someone equal to murdering someone.)
  4. In Hebrews 4 it talks about the Sabbath rest. It says, by faith, those who believe have entered into the rest, a rest from their works. We do not have to work to earn our salvation. By faith we considered the work of our salvation accomplished by Christ on the cross.
  5. Why does God say He is testing the Israelites, verse 20?  (answer: to cause people to fear Him–It is for their benefit, though, so that they will stop sinning.)

History

  1. Read about the Roman army.
  2. Read more information.
  3. Add to your Romans document with information about the Roman army.
  4. Take a look at the structure of the Roman army.

Science

  1. Watch this video on the immune system.
  2. Watch a model of how a flu cell attacks the body.
  3. Watch disease spread.Read the directions below.
    1. Do you see the red dots? Look at the key. A red dot is person with the sickness.
    2. Click on Step a few times. What happens? Look at the key.
    3. Click on Run. Does the person get better without infecting anyone else? When the person turns gray, that means he is now immune to that sickness.
    4. Now play with it. Change the settings. Make the population mix (they can travel and take their diseases to new people for instance). Click on Run.
    5. You can also change the other settings.
    6. What observations can you make?

PE/Health

  1. Learn about why we sleep.
  2. How do humans compare? How much sleep do you get? How do you compare?


Day 76

Bible

  1. What comes next is the Law. We are not going to read the whole law given to the Israelites. There are more than 600 laws. They cover all sorts of things. Things like, “If your cow wanders away and falls into a hole on someone else’s land…” and tells you what should happen to be fair. You’ll read just a little part today.
  2. Read Exodus 23.
  3. What can you learn about what’s right and what’s wrong from the first 9 verses?
  4. In the Sabbath laws section it talks about not planting for a year. That’s actually good farming practice. Those who don’t do that wear out the land and it starts producing less and less.
  5. The Israelites may want their enemies gone in an instant, but why does God say He will drive them out slowly?  (hint: verses 29-30)
  6. Find the water borders on the map.

History

  1. Read about architecture (alternate link).
  2. Watch a video on how aqueducts work.
  3. Add information to your Roman document, whatever you find important or interesting.

Science

  1. Read Viral Attack.
  2. Write the immune system members and their order and function in defense as shown in the comic. You might want to save this for your portfolio.

Music

  1. Look at this page while you listen to the music.
  2. Which instruments do you hear?
  3. Label a notebooking page: Instruments Used in Synaulia II, Ancient Roman Music . On the page list the instruments you think you hear. You can add this to your portfolio.

Are you finished with all of your work? Play Roman Day of Valor.


Day 77

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 24.
  2. What do the Israelites promise to do? (hint: verse 7)
  3. Do you think they will keep their promise?
  4. This chapter records two incredible encounters with God. What are they?  (answer: Moses and the elders see God, at least His feet, and God calls Moses into the cloud on the mountain and Moses stays in God’s presence on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights.)
  5. What is God going to give Moses?  (hint: verse 12)

History

  1. Read about the Romans and builders.
  2. Read about aqueducts and design your own aqueduct. How could there be one near you?
  3. Add information to your Roman document, whatever you find important or interesting.

Science

  1. Let’s give this one more try. Read this lesson on Punnett Squares.
  2. At the bottom of the page click on chromosome kindergarten.


Day 78*

Bible

  1. Up on the mountain God gives Moses instructions for building him a place to live among the Israelites. It’s called a tabernacle. There are six chapters on instructions for how to build it, what to put inside it (for offering sacrifices and for honoring God’s presence) and for who can approach it and how. Here are a few pictures from a mini museum of what the tabernacle was like. You can read next to the pictures a little about them.
  2. Read Exodus 32.
  3. Do you remember what the Israelites promised before Moses went up the mountain (from day 77)?
  4. What did they do?
  5. What does Moses do for them?  (answer: He pleads with God to not destroy them.)
  6. What does Moses do against them?  (answer: He sends those “on the Lord’s side” to kill other Israelites for what they had done.)
  7. Who were the ones “on the Lord’s side?”  (answer: the Levites, they become the priests that serve in the tabernacle)

History

  1. Read about Roman Education.  alternate link.
  2. Take the quiz to see what you know and to learn more.
  3. Add information to your Roman document, whatever you find important or interesting.

Science*

  1. *Here’s a genetics activity. Print pages 5-6.
  2. Cut six squares from colored paper. Do that again with three other colors. You will have 24 squares.  If you don’t have color paper, just cut the squares and mark them with different colors. You could use lego bricks or something instead but make sure they are all the same shape and size.
  3. Color in all of the circles in each of the grandparents one of the colors. For example, one grandparent might have all red circles and another all blue. Each grandparent should be a different color and only one color.
  4. Put grandmother A and grandfather A’s colors into a bag or something.
  5. Close your eyes and pick out one. Color in one circle on Mother that color.
  6. Repeat until all of mother’s circles are colored in.
  7. Do the same with Father and the B grandparents’ colors.
  8. Then put all four colors into the bag according to what colors are colored in on Mother and Father. You should have only 12 squares in the bag. If Father has 2 blue and 4 green, then you should have 2 blue and 4 green squares in the bag.
  9. Repeat pulling out one color at a time and color in Mary’s circles.
  10. Then do the same with the other children.
  11. How different are the children?
  12. Now make a similar chart for your family. Talk with your parents and chart the traits that they each have that their parents had and which of those traits you and your siblings have.

Art

  1. Make a paper mosaic.
  2. Cut out little paper squares. Arrange them on paper in a shape or pattern and glue them down.
  3. Give this to a parent to put in your portfolio. (Or, if you like your online one better, you could print it out.)


Day 79

Bible

  1. Read Exodus 34.
  2. What promise does the Lord make?  (hint: verse 10)
  3. What command does He give? (hint: verses 11-14)
  4. What do you think the Israelites are going to do?
  5. What do you think of Moses shining? Ever hear the song, “This Little Light of Mine”? I’ve had non-Christians tell me that I glowed. It makes me think of Moses and the light of Christ shining through me and you!

History

  1. Learn about Roman houses. Click on each of the colored letters.
  2. Add information to your Roman document, whatever you find important or interesting.

Science

  1. Play Thingdom.


Day 80*

Bible

  1. Read Leviticus 6 and 7:22-38.
  2. Did you notice? We moved into new book. The rest of Exodus repeated all of the directions for the tabernacle while the people built it. God was very specific in how it should be done, what colors, what sizes. The tabernacle, the arc and the mercy seat were where God dwelled among the Israelites. And just like when God’s presence was on the mountain, anyone not invited and not made holy could not go into the tabernacle or they would die. That’s what Jesus did for us. He makes us holy so that we can be in God’s presence. That doesn’t mean we get to sin and still be with God. It means that we can can be holy through repentance and through the forgiveness we are offered because Jesus took our punishment for us by dying on the cross.
  3. In Leviticus we read about many more of the laws. In this chapter it talks about some of the offerings they are required to to make. When someone sinned, something had to be sacrificed, an animal was killed, so that the sin could be forgiven. In the New Testament we read, “The wages of sin is death.” Death is payment sin requires. That’s what Jesus did for us. He made the payment. We don’t sacrifice animals anymore because Jesus was the final sacrifice, great enough for all of us.
  4. When an offering was made, sometimes for sin, sometimes to say thank you, sometimes to celebrate a holiday, part of the animal was burnt (all the fat–God was keeping them healthy!) and part of the animal was given to the priest for him and his family to eat, and the rest the person making the offering got to keep/eat. There are very specific rules for all of it, which of course, the Israelites will soon break!
  5. What else were they not allowed to eat besides the fat?  (answer: blood)

History

  1. Read about Roman Entertainment.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Add information to your Roman document, whatever you find important or interesting.

Science*

  1. *Play Body Bingo. Print out pages 2-4 with copies of the board and pieces (pages 2 and 3) for each player. The players need to glue the parts onto their page randomly. The caller uses the 4th page to call out body parts. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO CUT AND PASTE or IF PAGE 3 ISN’T WORKING, print out page 2 for each person. Read through the body parts that will be used (in random order) and have them write or draw the body parts on their page. Then you can play bingo.
  2. Another suggestion if page 3 isn’t working is to download it to your computer and then print it instead of printing from your browser.

PE/Health*

  1. Read about eating right.
  2. *Today try and estimate how many ounces cheese, meat and grains you eat and compare it to the list in this chapter. Use this sheet (Nutrition) to help you keep track.
  3. You can give this to a parent to add to your portfolio.


Day 81

Bible

  1. The next couple of chapters are about Aaron and his sons following the rules and regulations set by God in making sacrifices and offerings. By following the rules, they show God that they fear and honor Him. Then this happens…
  2. Read Leviticus 10:1-3.
  3. Read Leviticus 11:1-3. These are the rules God set for the Israelites for what they could eat.
  4. What does the New Testament say about these dietary laws?  Mark 7:18-19    Acts 10:9-16
  5. The second one shows that the disciples didn’t just give up their diet that they had been trained on since youth. The second one, the vision, was used by God to teach Peter that God could “clean” a non-Jew. Just after this Peter goes to the home of a non-Jew, a Gentile, and preaches the gospel. Before, he wouldn’t have even gone into the home of a Gentile because it was “unclean.” But both of these show that the power of God is not found in food. Eating certain foods doesn’t make us “unclean”, unholy. Sin is what makes us unholy.

History

  1. Read about Roman religion.

Science

  1. Label the body.
  2. Put the organs in the right place. Choose female. Use the outline drawing of the organ to figure out how to rotate it.

Music

  1. Listen to a couple of the samples of ancient Roman music. What types of instruments do you hear?


Day 82*

Bible

  1. The part we skipped, you can go read sometime if you are interested. There are a lot more rules. Many of them are about how a man and woman are only for their husband or wife and no one or nothing else.
  2. Read Leviticus 23. This is a list of Israelites holidays ordained by God.
  3. On the Day of Atonement two goats are presented before the Lord for the forgiveness of sins for the people. One is sacrificed; one is called the scapegoat and symbolically carries the sins of the people into the desert. A scapegoat is one who takes the blame for others.

History

  1. Read about the 12 Tables.
  2. Read about the Senate.
  3. Add any important or interesting information to your Roman document.

Science*

  1. Print these worksheets.
  2. Complete the first page.
  3. Check answers.


Day 83

Bible

  1. Read Leviticus 25:8-43.
  2. The Year of Jubilee is a really neat thing. God gave the Israelites their land, everything they have. It all comes from Him, so He can give and take away. He made a plan that every 50 years things are returned. If they had to sell their land, it is returned to them after 50 years. It also talks about if someone becomes poor that you are to help him. If you sell to him, you cannot sell it for a profit. Stores buy and then sell at a higher price. That’s how they make money. God forbids making money off the poor. He says sell it for the same price you bought it. God repeatedly shows His care for the poor. It’s one of the things I love about Him! It may seem like every religion takes care of the poor in some way. But in other religions people only take care of the poor for selfish reasons. They believe it helps them earn their way to heaven. They will only do it if they feel they need to make up for some sin. Christians do it out of love. We love God and love others. That’s our motivation for everything.

History

  1. Read about the problems that developed in the Roman empire: the Republic failsthe fall of Rome.
  2. Add important and interesting information to your document.

Science

  1. Complete the second worksheet. (You printed it yesterday)
  2. Check answers.

Art

  1. Look at and read about Roman art.


Day 84

Bible

  1. Read Leviticus 26:1-17.
  2. What are some of the blessings promised to them when they obey?
  3. What are some the punishments promised them when they disobey?
  4. Knowing this, why do you think they continued to disobey?

History

  1. There are two more people you should know about.
  2. Read about Julius Caesar and Cicero.
  3. Add them to your document about the Romans.

Science

  1. Look at these parts of the human body under the microscope.
  2. Write about what you think are the most amazing things about the human body?


Day 85*

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 11.
  2. What was the Israelites’ sin?  (answer: They complained about their hardships and about wanting meat, even acting like it had been better in Egypt.)
  3. What was God’s response?  (answer: He was angry. He sent fire and a plague.)

History

  1. Read about Roman theater.
  2. To conclude this portion of our Roman studies, you are going to put on a play.
  3. You can write a short play, or you can write a story for a narrator to read while the actors pantomime.
  4. Today choose what your play is going to be about. You aren’t going to use all of your information. Try and include several things though. Decide and write down the idea for your play. Here are some examples: An emperor leading the army on an invasion, the Senate debating taxes, a family. Write what is going to happen in your play. Plan the beginning, middle and end. You don’t have to write it today. Just make sure you know what your plan is.
  5. You can do your own or work with your brothers and sisters. You will probably need each other to be actors in each other’s plays.

Science*

  1. Play
    1. Play a  body systems review game
  2. Walk around your house and outside of your home. Make a list of all of the plants you see and a list of what things you see that you think need plants. You can use this sheet (plants intro) to record your observations. Hold onto your sheet.

PE/Health

  1. Build an obstacle course and keep doing it to get faster and faster times.


Day 86  (We are starting our study of plants. You are going to need dirt and seeds. I have always found beans the easiest to grow. Just buy the beans you eat. They work. They are seeds! But I would recommend choosing younger rather than older ones.)

Bible

  1. Did you notice we are in a new book now? It’s called Numbers. Can you guess why? Yep, there are a lot of numbers in the book. They count up everyone by family and keep records of everything. This is all significant as a record of history, but it’s not terribly exciting.
  2. Read Numbers 12.
  3. Remember that Aaron, Moses and Miriam are brothers and sister. How are Aaron and Miriam feeling?  (answer: sounds like they were prideful and jealous)
  4. What happened to Miriam?  (answer: She got leprosy.)
  5. What was special about Moses?  (answer: He was more humble than everyone and God spoke to him plainly face to face.)

History

  1. Work on writing your play.
  2. You need to finish on Day 87.

Science

  1. Read about Plant Structure. Click on the underlined words. (If you are unsure how to say it, go here and listen to herbaceous.)
  2. Read pages 235 to 240 of Real Things in Nature.

Music

  1. Read about the different types of percussion.
  2. Click on each one and listen to each one play.


Day 87

Bible

  1. The Israelites have reached part of the land that God promised them, a land “flowing with milk and honey.” Moses sends spies into the land to see what’s there.
  2. Read Numbers 13:17-33.
  3. Who’s not afraid?  (answer: Caleb)
  4. Why were the others afraid?  (answer: They say that there are giants in the land and that the cities are fortified, have big walls around them.)
  5. The Nephilim are mentioned previously in Genesis 6:4, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” We don’t know much else about them but in Numbers it seems to say that they are abnormally tall. You can ask your parents what they think about the Nephilim. I have wondered if the myths of the some of the Greek myths come from these.

History

  1. Work on writing your play. Try to finish today.
  2. If you like, you can rule the Roman empire.

Click here.

Science

  1. Read about plant parts.
  2. Click on structure of a flower when the choice comes. Put the labels in the right places.
  3. What part of the plant?
  4. Read pages 240 to 248 of Real Things in Nature.


Day 88   (Materials for history/art: You are making masks. You can use paper plates and yarn/string to tie them on. Or maybe you could tape them to sun glasses? and just take the glasses on and off.)

Bible

  1. This is a long chapter. Read Numbers 14.
  2. What are they saying?  (answer: They want a new leader. They don’t want to fight.)
  3. What do they want to do to Joshua and Caleb?  (answer: They want to kill them.)
  4. What’s their punishment? (answer: They can’t enter the promised land. Anyone 20 years old and up will have to die in the desert. The Israelites will wander in the desert for 40 years instead of entering into the promised land.)
  5. What do the Israelites decide to do after they realize they are going to be punished?  (answer: They decide to go up and fight.)
  6. What’s wrong with that? (answer: It was too late. They missed the chance. That’s not what they were supposed to do at that point. They were disobeying again and God didn’t help them, so they were defeated.)

History

  1. Today for art and for history make masks and costumes for your play. Make sure the costumes are simple and are things you can hold onto until tomorrow.

Science

  1. Learn about photosynthesis.
  2. Read pages 258 to 259 of Real Things in Nature.
  3. Draw a diagram demonstrating photosynthesis. Explain it and how plants and people have a symbiotic relationship.
  4. When you are done, here’s a diagram to compare to. Are you missing anything on yours?

Art

  1. Look at these Roman theater masks. Click on older to see more. You can make yours out of paper plates.


Day 89**   (Materials for science: two or three potted plant seedlings OR at least two or three small pots of soil each with the same seed planted–you could put two seeds in each pot to give more of a chance, fan?)

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 16.
  2. These men were sons of Levi. That means they were Levites. They were the tribe chosen to care for the tabernacle and all related duties. Only specially chosen ones could be priests and enter the tabernacle to offer sacrifices and be in God’s presence. They thought they were just as good as Aaron. They said, “The Lord is with us too, so we can present an offering to the Lord too.”
  3. How are the leaders killed to show that it’s from the Lord?  (answer: The earth opens up and swallows them, their families and all of their belongings.)
  4. We know they didn’t because they complained that Moses and Aaron had killed the Levites when God was the one who had done it. Why do you think they still didn’t fear God?
  5. Then God punishes the Israelites and sends a plague. Thousands die until Aaron makes a sacrifice that they can be forgiven.
  6. These stories should teach you the fear of the Lord. He is holy and all powerful and we can’t treat Him any way we please. This is the same God who sent Jesus. God is love, but God is holy.
  7. Jesus’s sacrifice made it so that we can be “priests,” we can enter the presence of the Lord, but we still can’t be like Korah and declare ourselves a position in the Church, in the body of Christ. There are many today who just print up a business card with the word “apostle” or “prophet” and expect others to follow them because of the title, when they were not ordained and sent by God to fulfill that position in the church. Those people need to learn the fear of the Lord!

History

  1. Put on your play.

Science**

  1. Read the experiment Compare Elements of Growth
  2. I think you could just put one plant in each place, you can use more if you like. You could use a closet for a dark room. If you are able to, do the fan part of the experiment too.
  3. *Today print out an experiment worksheet.
  4. Fill in the question, hypothesis, materials and procedure.
  5. Set up your experiment.
  6. *Print out this data sheet (Compare Elements of Growth) to record your observations daily. Don’t forget to water every day!


Day 90

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 17.
  2. What does God do to teach the Israelites who He has chosen so that they will stop complaining about their leaders?  (answer: He has the leader of each tribe write his name on a staff and place it in the tabernacle. In the morning Aaron’s staff had budded, blossomed and produced almonds. His staff was placed in the tabernacle as a reminder to everyone.)

History

  1. Read an article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.
  3. Add the Greeks and Romans to your overall timeline. Where do they fit in?
  4. We’re actually not quite finished with the Romans. We’re going to look at them from another perspective next.

Science

  1. Look inside a flower.
  2. Draw and label a plant as detailed as you can.
  3. Click on the green box to watch this animation of photosynthesis. Click on The Cycle. Explain what is happening.
  4. Click on The Atomic Shuffle and Three Puzzlers.
  5. Tell someone what you learned, or ask them the questions and see if they get the answers right.

PE/Health

  1. Play mission nutrition.


Day 91

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 20.
  2. Who dies in this chapter?  (answer: Miriam and Aaron)
  3. What are the Israelites complaining about  again?  (answer: not having food or drink)
  4. There’s one reason to fast…to make sure food is never that important to you that you would complain against God and think it would have been better to be dead.
  5. What does Moses do wrong?  (answer: He doesn’t treat God as holy. He disobeys the command to speak to the rock. Instead he hits the rock the way that had worked 40 years earlier.)
  6. What is his punishment?  (answer: He will not enter the promised land.)
  7. This again teaches the fear of God. Moses knew God face to face. He obeyed all of these years. But one time disobeying what may seem a small thing, kept Moses from entering the promised land.

History

Optional Reading: Tor, a Street  Boy from Jerusalem (same author as the Titus book)Trial and Triumph (Ambleside has you reading this to first graders. It’s about early Christian martyrs. You have to decide if it would encourage or scare your children. It talks about them being tortured, burned at the stake, fed to lions, etc.)

  1. Read about the Romans in the Bible.
  2. If you can’t figure out what the verse is talking about, you can use the links under each verse to read more.
  3. Who issued the decree for the census, causing Jesus to be born in Bethlehem as was prophesied?  (answer: Caesar Augustus)
  4. What famous Bible author was a Roman citizen?  (answer: Paul)
  5. What was a Roman colony that Paul traveled to?  (answer: Philippi)
  6. In John 11:48 what are the Pharisees worried about and why?  (answer: They are worried about the Romans taking their temple and power if Jesus got too many followers and caused a commotion. They were leaders of the Jews, but they were all under Roman rule.)
  7. Whose palace was Jesus taken to before He was killed?  (answer: the Roman governor’s)
  8. Here’s another passage that talks about some of the false gods you’ve read about. Find Lystra in the Roman Empire. Scroll all the way to the right. It’s labeled on the map in the area between 6 and 7.

Science

  1. Read about the life cycle of the plant. Click on the blue words to learn more about their definitions.
  2. What does it mean when a plant is dormant?  (answer: It is resting. It is not growing.)
  3. What kind of flower would you choose to plant at your home? Why?
  4. Take a look at this veggie page. Plan a garden. What would you plant? When would you plant each thing?

Music

  1. Copy the rhythms. Notice how RHYTHM is spelled!
  2. You will listen to a rhythm of four beats. A single line is one note. A double line is two notes in one beat. Those are the faster ones.


Day 92*

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 21:1-9.
  2. Take a look at the logo for the American Medical Association. What is it?  (answer: a snake on a pole) You can see this symbol in various forms associated with the medical profession.  One  Two
  3. The people were healed by looking at the snake on the pole. Of course God was the only one with the power to heal them, but He gave them something to show their trust and obedience. If they believed God’s command and were willing to obey, they showed it by looking at the snake and they were healed.
  4. Read Numbers 22:7-34.
  5. Why was God angry with Balaam?  (answer: God had told him specifically and directly to not go with them. But when higher officials come and ask again, he doesn’t tell them no. He says that he’ll ask God again. He already knew the answer.)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Read the first sections on Growing Plants Indoor. Read “Room to Grow” and “Temperature.”
  2. How are plants like people?  (answer: They like to be at a comfortable temperature, but they each like different temperatures.)
  3. Read about plants that live in the hot desert. Click on the arrow to keep turning the pages.
  4. Read about plants in the tundra.
  5. Explain to someone about the types of plants that live in the hot and the cold.


Day 93  (Materials for science: shoe box, cup of dirt, bean seed, other pieces of cardboard)

Bible

  1. Read Numbers 27.
  2. I want you to notice that women are given the right to own land in this chapter. It’s not heard of in most places in ancient times. God doesn’t leave them homeless just because they had no brother. He gives them land, the inheritance that would have gone to their brother if they had had one. God doesn’t forget about them just because they are women. He cares for everyone.
  3. Moses is about to die. Who does he pass on leadership responsibilities to?  (answer: Joshua)
  4. The next two chapters are about the Israelites’ special days if you are interested in their holidays. Chapter 33 is about each place they camped as they moved around if you are interested in geography.

History

  1. Read about Hanukkah and the Maccabees.
  2. Explain to someone why the Maccabees are significant in Jewish history and why they are related to the holiday of Hanukkah.
  3. Here are two crafts you could do. Menorah  Soldier
  4. This story comes between the Old and the New Testament. There’s a 400 year gap between the Old and the New. Why? God was setting things up just right. In order for the gospel to spread (as it did so quickly in Acts) there had to be a common language spoken. The Greek Empire took care of that and all of the areas where Paul ended up traveling all spoke Greek. The gospel also needed a way to travel. The Romans aided there by building roads all over their empire. God used the Romans in another way. In conquering the whole region, they took control by policing their territories. This ended a lot of fighting and banditry in different areas that made travel dangerous.

Science

  1. Read about light and water.
  2. Start this experiment today. You will observe just how much a plant needs light.
  3. If you need a picture of how to make it, here’s one. (Below is another set of directions and pictures of how to make it, but the last picture shows the result.)
  4. Here’s a picture of the result if you can’t do it.

Art

  1. Look at some early Christian artwork.
  2. Click on the different images.
  3. Remember, that truly early Christians did not meet in big church buildings. They met inside. Paul preached in homes or outside. Any fancy old church buildings you see in pictures come after Christianity stops being persecuted. When Christianity was very new and persecuted, there is no artwork saved from then. However, scroll down to the very last picture on this page and look at the drawing preserved on the ground and read the paragraph next to it.


Day 94

Bible

  1. We come to the book of Deuteronomy. In this book there is a retelling of Israel’s history.
  2. Read Deuteronomy 6.
  3. Memorize Deutoronomy 6:4-5.
  4. What promises does God give them if they obey?  (hint: verses 2-3 and 24-25)

History

  1. Today you can read about someone from Christian history.
  2. Write a paragraph about Cyprian.

Science

  1. Read about air, nutrients and time.
  2. It lists three nutrients that plants need. What would give plants those nutrients? Do a little research. Put in the soil of one plant things that would give it those nutrients. Observe it’s growth next to one without the homemade fertilizer.
  3. Explain to someone what you did and why and what you think will happen.

Play, just a little.

Day 95*

Bible

  1. The whole book of Deuteronomy Moses is giving a speech. He reminds the Israelites of how God has taken care of them and of all of the promises He has made. He also reminds them of the laws and the consequences of disobeying. Towards the end he presents everyone with a choice. What is the choice?
  2. Read Deuteronomy 30.
  3. What is the choice?  (answer: He says you can choose between life and death. If they obey God, they will live. If they disobey God, they will die.)
  4. How do we have the same choice today?  (answer: We’ve already broken God’s laws, which means choosing death. But if we want to choose life, we can ask for forgiveness because of Jesus’ death for us. And we can ask for the Holy Spirit to fill us and help us live according to God’s Word.)
  5. What is your choice?

History*

  1. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  2. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Today do the mystery quizzes. Do them both.
  2. Make sure to make observations on all the plants you have growing.
  3. Give someone an update on the plants you have growing.

PE/Health

  1. Try this scavenger hunt.  Use this stopwatch to see how quickly you can find the items listed below:
    1. a piece of fruit
    2. a book
    3. a cup
    4. a broom
    5. a towel


Day 96**

Bible

  1. Moses dies and Joshua becomes Israel’s leader. He sends spies into Jericho and then leads all of Israel across the Jordan River.
  2. Find Jericho and the Jordan River on the map. The Jordan runs between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Jericho is just north of the Dead Sea.
  3. Read Joshua 2:1-14 and Joshua 3:14-17.
  4. How does Israel cross the Jordan?  (answer: The priests stand in the water carrying the arc of the covenant and the water stops flowing and heaps up in a pile leaving the ground dry for the Israelites to cross.)
  5. How does Rahab help the spies and encourage the Israelites? (answer: She hides the spies and lies to those looking for them. She tells them that everyone is afraid of them and knows that God will give them the victory.)

History*

(Optional reading: Viking Tales)

  1. Read lesson one about Vikings (alternate link).
  2. *Complete this map worksheet.

Science

  1. Read this page on the parts of a plant that we eat.
  2. *Write or draw all the things you can think of that you eat that belong in the different categories. Look around your kitchen or even the grocery store.
  3. Here are some ideas to check/add to your list when you are done.
  4. When I lived in Istanbul, I shopped for all of my fruits and vegetables at an open air market. One day a week they closed the road and sellers set up tables on the street. One of the sellers sold roots, just the roots. Celery root, beet root…A famous Russian dish called borsch and it is made from beet root. Try new parts of plants. Maybe you will be surprised.

Music

  1. Read about Viking music.


Day 97   (Choose an activity — different activities require different things, some nothing)

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 6.
  2. What did they have to do in order to make the wall fall down?  (answer: Obey God! Did I trick you? Yes, they had to march 7 days and play trumpets and shout, but the marching and shouting doesn’t make walls fall down,  only God could have done that. Their obedience showed their faith in Him to do it!)
  3. Did they keep their promise to Rahab?  (answer: yes)
  4. Practice your memory verses. Romans 8:28  Jeremiah 29:11  Exodus 14:14   Deuteronomy 6:4-5

History

  1. Read lesson two (alternate link).
  2. Do the Think and Discuss and Looking at the Evidence sections.

Science

  1. Choose an activity.  Grow lettuce   Other ideas


Day 98*

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 7.
  2. What happens when they go to attack Ai?  (answer: They are defeated and chased away.)
  3. Why? (answer: Someone had disobeyed God’s command not to take anything from Jericho for themselves.)
  4. Who broke God’s command?  (answer: Achan)
  5. What happens to him?  (answer: He and everything that was his is killed and burned.)
  6. Read Joshua 8:1-8.
  7. They obey God’s commands. Do you think they defeat them this time?

History

  1. Read lesson three. (alternate link)
  2. Read the poem out loud to your family.
  3. Do the Looking at the Evidence section.

Science*

  1. Read about trees in Real Things in Nature, pp. 273
  2. *Try some nature study. Follow the directions on this tree worksheet and fill it out. (You will do this tomorrow too and the younger children are using this as well, so print 2 for each child.)
  3. Here are some tree identification websites, if you don’t know what kind of tree you were looking at.

Art

  1. Look at these examples of Viking art. What three distinct types of materials were used in these examples?
  • one
  • two
  • three  Read just the introduction to Viking art.


Day 99

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 10:1-28.
  2. Five kings band together to attack. God tells Joshua that they will win.
  3. Why does verse 9 remind me of George Washington crossing the Delaware?  (answer: Washington led the troops all through the night to bring the close for the surprise morning attack. The book of Joshua has lots of clever ways of attacking.)
  4. How did the Lord fight for them and kill the enemy without the use of swords? (answer: He sent down hailstones. God controls the weather. He can control whether the hailstone hit an Israelite or the enemy. God doesn’t miss.)
  5. We know now that the sun always stands still. It’s the earth that’s moving. It was just an expression to say that the sun stood still. Joshua was asking that night wouldn’t fall until the battle was over. Maybe the Lord provided the light Himself for the Israelites that day, to make it light all night. Or, maybe the earth could have stopped spinning. It’s a law of physics that objects in motion tend to stay in motion. If the earth suddenly stopped spinning, the people, animals, trees, buildings, etc. would have kept moving and flown right off! However, if God spoke the universe into existence, then He can control it by His word as well. God is not bound by the laws of physics. He made an ax head float. Jesus and Elijah just lifted off into heaven. God is big enough and powerful enough to make the earth stand still without it causing catastrophes.
  6. It was light all day and all night. What does verse 14 say was remarkable about that?

History

  1. Read lesson four.  (alternate link)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Write one diary entry as a Viking.

Touch every red square.

Science

  1. *Like yesterday…follow the directions on this tree worksheet and fill it out.
  2. Do this online activity about the age of trees.
  3. Explain the word dendrochronology and what you learned.


Day 100*

Bible

  1. Read Joshua 24.
  2. Joshua is about to die. He reminds Israel what God has done for them.
  3. What does verse 12 say that God did for them?  (answer: God sent hornets to get the others to leave the land.)
  4. What does everyone promise?  (answer: that they will serve the Lord)

History

  1. Read lesson five.  (alternate link)
  2. Answer the questions.

Science* (Just print one for the whole family.)

  1. If you have any experiments still going, make your final observations now.
  2. *Try and complete a scavenger hunt for the season you are in.

PE/Health

  1. Make a meal plan and check your plate.


Day 101*

Bible

  1. Read Judges 2.
  2. You’ll see that we’ve started a new book. Joshua dies and they don’t have a leader except the Lord.
  3. What do they do wrong? (answer: They disobey. They serve other gods. They break their word.)
  4. How does this chapter show you should listen to what your parents teach you?  (answer: Their parents served God and knew what He had done for them, but they didn’t learn those lessons and stopped following Him when their parents died.)
  5. What is their punishment for breaking their side of the covenant?  (answer: God will no longer drive out the nations before them. Other peoples will still live in their land.)
  6. What is the purpose of not driving out the other nations?  (answer: to test them, to see if they will obey)
  7. If they didn’t keep disobeying and following other gods, then they wouldn’t have to keep being tested, God would give them rest.
  8. When another nation defeats them, what is God going to do to help them?  (answer: He will raise up a judge to deliver them from their enemies.)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Tell someone what you think you know about soil. What’s it made of? What would you find in it?
  2. Read the beginning of the case 2.
  3. Then read the Case Brief.
  4. Take a clear plastic cup and fill it with soil (dirt). Try and dig down a bit to get moist soil. (It’s okay if you don’t have a clear cup.)
  5. Make observations. Dig through it. What do you find? Any surprises?
  6. Read page 150 Real Things In Nature.
  7. Is there anything new you learned about soil today?

Music

  1. Read about why we know little about Viking music.
  2. Look at their instruments.  Do you see why they call them woodwinds?
  3. Listen to the first song. What types of instruments do you hear? percussion? strings? woodwinds?


Day 102

Bible

  1. Read Judges 4. (You may notice this is a different translation today.)
  2. The first verse mentions Ehud. He was the previous judge of Israel. Israel sins, God punishes them, they cry out to God for help, God sends a judge to deliver them and teach them again what is right and wrong.
  3. Who is the new judge?  (answer: Deborah)
  4. Who did she tell to go and fight for Israel, but he refused to go without Deborah?  (answer: Barak)
  5. What woman received the glory (instead of Barak) for destroying Sisera, the enemy king?  (answer: Jael)

History

  1. Learn about the Vikings with this online activity.

Science

  1. Read about the makeup of soil.
  2. Do you observe all of those things? Were any of them a surprise?
  3. What type of organic matter do you think is found in soil? Make a list.
  4. Read this list. Did you include all of these?
  5. Read about what organic matter does for the soil.
  6. Explain what organic matter is and its purpose in soil.


Day 103*   (Materials for history: print out game board and tape together, dice, tokens to move around board)

Bible

  1. Read Judges 6.
  2. Who oppresses the Israelites after they again disobey God?  (answer: Midianites)
  3. Do you remember who Moses lived with after he ran away from Egypt?  (answer: Midianites)
  4. Who is the new judge?  (answer: Gideon)
  5. Tell the story of how he finds out, what he does in the night, and how he checks with God to make sure.

History*

  1. Play the Viking trader game.

Science

  1. Learn about soil.
  2. Learn about the types of soils.
  3. What type of soil do you think you have? Go get some and compare to the lists.
  4. While you’re out gathering dirt, get some from a few different locations into a jar. Add water. Shake. Let it sit. You can check on this tomorrow. It’s the first activity on this page.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings. They are still, but they show movement. Where do you see motion in the pictures? Can you see any of the things the artists did to show movement in their paintings?


Day 104

Bible

  1. Read Judges 7.
  2. How did God trim down the number of Israelites fighting?  (answer: He sent home the ones that were scared and the ones who didn’t drink from their hands.)
  3. Why do you think God only wanted a few fighting?  (answer: That way God gets the glory. Everyone will know God is the one who fought for them.)
  4. How did God do to encourage Gideon to not be scared?  (answer: God gave the Midianites a dream that Israel would destroy them, and He let Gideon hear them talk about it.)
  5. How is Gideon like Moses when he first was chosen to lead?  (answer: Moses didn’t think he could do it. Gideon is not confident either, but God sticks with them both and gives them “gifts” to build the confidence in being God’s chosen tool for deliverance.)

History

  1. Play Viking Quest.

Science

  1. See how organic matter helps the soil.
  2. Tell someone about two of them.
  3. Find organic matter in the soil.

Wanna hear a joke?

Day 105*

Bible

  1. Read Judges 14:5-20.
  2. Gideon has died and many other judges have ruled as Israel is in constant need of saving because they keep disobeying God.
  3. Samson is the next chosen deliverer of Israel. He falls in love with a Philistine woman. Israelites aren’t supposed to marry non-Israelites, but he does and God uses it as a way to get the Philistines, who at the time are ruling over Israel.
  4. How do we know Samson is a strong man (in the power of God)?  (answer: He tore a lion apart.)
  5. Even though he was the strongest man, who was able to get the secret from him?  (answer: his wife)
  6. Why did he tell her when it was obvious that she was trying to help the Philistines?  (answer: She wore him down with nagging.)
  7. Be careful whom you marry!

History

  1. Add in at least one date for the Vikings on your overall timeline. Here are some dates. Scroll down just a bit.
  2. Read an article.
  3. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Read about how different factors effect soil. (Keep clicking on next and read through “Inorganic Material in Soil.”)
  2. Write a paragraph about soil: it’s make up, purpose and what affects it.

PE/Health

  1. We’re going to learn some about different sports. Soccer will be first. This week this video will teach you about warming up. You can stop or replay the video and do those different things to get your body going.
  2. When you are finished your exercises every day, you can walk around and keep moving a little. It’s not good to just stop suddenly. Later I’ll give you some stretching exercises you can do at the end of your exercise time.


Day 106

Bible

  1. It happens again! Read Judges 16:5-30.
  2. Who does he tell the secret to?  (answer: Delilah, a woman he’s fallen in love with)
  3. Why does he tell her even though it is obvious she is helping the Philistines? (answer: She wore him down with nagging, again! It also sounds like maybe Samson didn’t really believe his strength could just leave him.)
  4. This goes to show if you leave yourself exposed to a constant temptation, it can wear you out until you give in. God provides ways of escape. Flee from temptation.
  5. How does Samson die? (answer: His hair starts growing back and his strength returns and he knocks down pillars holding up a ceiling over a huge gathering of Philistines. They all die and he does too.)

History

Optional Reading

  1. Read the introduction to the Middle Ages.
  2. Then click enter and read the next page.
  3. Then click Feudal Life and click the next page.
  4. Read about Feudalism. You DON’T need to click on all of those links.

Science

  1. Learn about the best soil for growing plants in containers.
  2. Turn the page and read about composting. Make sure you click on all of the underlined words. If you have studied year 4, acid and basic should be familiar.
  3. Make a compost pile of any size.
  4. Teach someone about your compost. What is in it and why?

Music

  1. Listen to this music of the Middle Ages.
  2. You’ll hear strings, percussion, winds, voices…
  3. Several different songs play. What different moods do the different songs express? Which types instruments are used to express which mood?


Day 107*

Bible

  1. Read Judges 17.
  2. What’s wrong in this story? Micah’s mother says the silver is for the Lord. But what does she say to do with it?  (answer: make an idol)
  3. What was a Levite’s job, do you remember?  (answer: They were in charge of the temple and the sacrifices.)
  4. What does the Levite in this story decide to do?  (answer: He becomes a priest for the idol.)
  5. He sold his faith for some clothes and four ounces of silver.  One of my favorite sermons is called “Ten Shekels and a Shirt” (referring to this story). It’s by a pastor who is no longer living, Paris Reidhead. If you would like to listen, I recommend it.
  6. Israel has lost its way. They say they are the following the Lord, but they are all doing it in their own way and not following Him at all!
  7. Many Christians today do the same thing. They think they can make their own version of what it means to be a Christian. But in doing so they are making their own god and not honoring the One True God at all. Can you think of any ways people do that?
  8. The rest of the story…Israel just gets worse and worse. Then a sin is revealed that everyone agrees is so bad that they all unite together to fight against those who committed it and together they clean up Israel and turn back to God.

History

  1. Read about the Feudalism pyramid.
  2. Read more about roles and rules during this time.
  3. Write down on scraps of paper: pope, king, noble, knight/vassal, peasant/serf. Have a scrap of paper for each person in your family. It’s okay if there are more papers than people. There can only be one pope and one king but there can be more of the others if there are more people in your family. Fold the papers up. When everyone is together, have everyone pick a scrap of paper. Tell everyone their role in the Middle Ages.

Science*

  1. Read more about soil and composting. Stop after you’ve read the worm page.
  2. Go back to the soil observation page and find some soil to observe. Use sticks or popsicle sticks to mark off your area.
  3. *Here’s a page to record your observations (Soil Squares Observations). Follow the directions on the web page and don’t forget to check back on other days.
  4. Add worms to your compost if you can.


Day 108*

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 1.
  2. Who are Ruth and Naomi?  (answer: Naomi is an Israelite who left Israel because of famine. She returned to Israel after he husband died. Her two daughter-in-laws are with her. One goes back to Moab. Ruth decides to stay with Naomi and become a follower of the God of Israel.)
  3. It was a big deal for Ruth to go with Naomi. In that culture a widow had no way to care for herself. She owned nothing. Ruth gave up the chance of remarrying and gaining a “life” again.
  4. Throughout the story Ruth is goes above and beyond, offering grace abundant, and reminds others to do the same.

History

  1. Read about daily life in the Middle Ages. Use the links to read more. You don’t have to read about entertainment yet.
  2. Write about the lives of nobels and peasants and compare and contrast them.

Science*

  1. Read about soil substitutes.
  2. Do the experiment with as many different things that you can.
  3. Here is a sheet to record your observations (Soil Substitutes Observations). You’ll have to observe over the next week or so.

Art

  1. Read about animals in art in the Middle Ages.
  2. View the slideshow.
  3. Find an example in the slideshow of something the article talks about. Show it to someone and explain it to them.


Day 109

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 2.
  2. Whose field does Ruth gather in?  (answer: Boaz, a relative of Naomi’s)
  3. Why is that a good thing?  (answer: He is a relative and will care for her.)

History

  1. Read about village life and religious festivals (use the link).
  2. Write a paragraph about what you think you would have liked and disliked about living during that time.

Science

  1. Do a super easy senses activity. Keep going to the end.
  2. Can you see these 3D optical illusions?


Day 110

Bible

  1. Read Ruth 4.
  2. Ruth prompts Boaz in the previous chapter to take action on the laws about relatives obtaining the property of the deceased and the laws of marrying the widow in order to produce heirs for the family of the deceased. Ruth, the non-Jew, is the one to prompt the Jews to obey their own laws.
  3. Boaz sees to it in chapter 4.
  4. What is the outcome?  (answer: Boaz agrees to mary Ruth.)
  5. What is Ruth’s relationship to King David?  (answer: She is his great grandmother.)

History

  1. Read about entertainment in the middle ages.
  2. Use the links to learn more.
  3. Learn about one game on each list (board games and outdoor games) that you have never heard of before.
  4. Compare and contrast yourself to the people in the middle ages. Tell someone what types of games/entertainment that they liked that you think you would have liked to and what wouldn’t you have liked.

Science

  1. Take the senses challenge.
  2. Check on your soil squares and cups.

PE/Health

  1. Have you been stretching? Stretch every day.
  2. Try and learn the rules of soccer .
  3. Here’s a short soccer video to watch. Do you see a corner kick? When does a corner kick happen? (#17)

Day 111*

Bible

  1. The book of 1 Samuel is about, guess who? It starts with a woman named Hannah who has no children. She is at the house of the Lord at one of the times of sacrifice. She is crying. She promises the Lord that if she has a son, she will dedicate him to the Lord. The priest, Eli, sees her and thinks she’s a babbling drunk. When she tells him she is not, he tells her that she will receive whatever she is asking for. Hannah believes him and is soon pregnant.
  2. Read 1 Samuel 2.
  3. What do you think is the biggest problem with Eli’s sons?  (answer: They had no fear of the Lord.)
  4. Any ideas why Eli doesn’t do anything about it?
  5. What is the prophecy against their family?  (answer: It says a lot, but it says that both sons will die in one day and he will no longer use their family as priests. He will raise up a new priest.)
  6. Who do you think the new priest will be?

History

  1. Read an overview of some of Middle Ages History.
  2. Read the page and then choose one of the wars to learn more about. Use the link and read about it.
  3. Write a paragraph about the war. (Intro, details, conclusion)

Science

  1. Read about your next case.
  2. Read the case brief.
  3. Go through each of the ideas and write down what you think you know about that topic. Give some space between topics so you can add what you learn.

Music*

  1. Read about Medieval music.
  2. Choose an instrument to learn about.
  3. *Draw a picture of it. Write it’s name at the top of the page. Write about the instrument on the page. Here is a page you can use to do this assignment (Medieval Instruments).
  4. Do it neatly and give the paper to a parent to place in your portfolio.

Help the cat find fish for lunch.

Day 112

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 3.
  2. Why doesn’t Samuel want to tell the prophecy to Eli?  (answer: It’s bad news, the worst. Verse 14 says that Eli’s family cannot be forgiven for their sin.)
  3. What does it mean that the Lord “let none of his words fall to the ground?”  (answer: Everything he prophesied happened.)

History

  1. Read about women.
  2. Read about food.
  3. Choose one of these to write about, or you could be creative and act out one of the women or make some of the food.

Science

  1. Read “All About Seeds.”
  2. Read about seed dispersal.
  3. Read “How Seeds Are Scattered.”
  4. Did you have all of these ways written down on day 111? Add to your list from day 111 what new things you learned about seed dispersal.

Day 113*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 4.
  2. Why do the Israelite’s think that they will win when they bring the ark to camp?  (answer: They don’t get that God’s the one with power. The ark is only powerful in that God’s presence is there. The ark itself has no power.)
  3. How is Samuel’s prophecy fulfilled?  (answer: Eli’s sons both die in the same day.)
  4. What does ensure victory for the Israelites?  (answer: Obeying God)

History

  1. Learn about weapons.
  2. Learn more about two you don’t already know about.
  3. Draw pictures of them and write or explain to someone what it was and how it was used.

Science*

  1. Read about seed structure.
  2. *(Print page 3.) Start the experiment (you can use a zip lock bag if you don’t have a jar, or clear tupperware). Read the story and answer the questions.
    • This requires a free sign-up now. Give them a junk email address and download it please.
  3. You can give this page to a parent to add to your portfolio.

Art

  1. View this slideshow of Medieval art.
  2. What materials are used in these?
  3. What theme is present in most of them?  (answer: cross/religion)

Day 114

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 5 and 6.
  2. What happens to Dagon?  (answer: He worships God, falling down on his face before the ark each morning.)
  3. What happens to the Philistines?  (answer: They are plagued with tumors.)
  4. Why are seventy Israelites killed after the ark is returned?  (answer: They looked inside the ark.)

History

  1. Read about religion.
  2. Write a paragraph summarizing what you read today.

Science

  1. Read about germination.
  2. You can read about and watch germination here.
  3. Go back to your experiment and follow the directions. Name the parts of the seed.

Day 115

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 8 and 1 Samuel 10:17-24.
  2. What’s wrong with a king?  (answer: They are rejecting God as their king and a human king will bring trouble.)
  3. What tribe is Saul from?  (answer: Benjamin, the smallest)
  4. What does Saul think about becoming king?  (answer: unsure…They find him hiding when it’s time to announce that he is king.)

History

  1. Learn about the Doomsday book.
  2. Learn about the Battle of Hastings.
  3. Choose one of these to write about.

Science

  1. Do this photosynthesis lesson/quiz. Click on Next Activity when you are done each part.
  2. Take a look at this photo of the power of life. The seeds want to live. Have you ever seen a plant breaking through a sidewalk, a wall, a rock?

PE/Health

  1. Do your warm up and then learn to run. Then run! Keep stretching every day. If you can, add running to your exercise routine each day.


Day 116*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 12.
  2. Samuel points out Israel’s sin in asking for a king.
  3. What does verse 24 say they need to do?  (answer: But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.)
  4. They and their king need to obey to keep the Lord from bringing disaster against them. If they follow verse 24, they will obey God. Why? How does fearing the Lord make someone obey? How does choosing in your heart to serve Him only make someone obey? How does remembering all He has done for you make you obey?
  5. Do you fear the Lord? Have you determined in your heart to serve Him only? Do you stop and remember what He has done for you?

History

  1. Read about the Crusades.
  2. Write a paragraph about what you learned.

Science*

  1. Can you say which way a seed becomes a plant?
  2. Follow the directions on the next page.
  3. Get your soil substitute observation sheet. *Fill out an experiment worksheet. Write “see chart” for the observations section. Add this worksheet to your portfolio.

Music

  1. Do the “Basics” in the Music Lab. If it doesn’t come up, click on “Music Lab” on the left and then on “Basics.”


Day 117

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 13:1-14.
  2. I don’t know how long it has been since Saul has been king. It’s not the end of his reign though. The first verse there just tells how long all together that he is king.
  3. What does Saul do wrong?  (answer: He presents the offering to God instead of a priest doing it.)
  4. What is the punishment?  (answer: He is told that his kingdom won’t last, that it will be given to another.)
  5. Who will receive the kingdom? Did you notice that at that time God has already found someone else?  (answer: someone after God’s own heart)

History

  1. Read about the Crusades. Use the links to learn more.
  2. Write a paragraph about what you learned.

Science

  1. Start a seed collection. Glue? seeds down to a stiff paper or cardboard. Decorate it if you want to make it nice. Label each seed. Can you place them into any categories, edible/inedible for instance?


Day 118**

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 15:1-31.
  2. What did Saul do wrong?  (answer: He didn’t obey God.)
  3. What “good” thing had Saul intended to do?  (answer: Sacrifice the animals they had taken.)
  4. What does God want more than sacrifice?  (answer: obedience)
  5. What Saul did was called rebellion and compared to what other sin?  (answer: divination, witchcraft, really serious!)
  6. What has happened to Saul?  (answer: The kingdom has been taken from him and given to another.)

History*

  1. You are going to write a newspaper article about the Crusades. Read the first two pages and print the last page. Today fill in the page you printed out.

Science

  1. Read this page about plant classification.
  2. *On this worksheet write one specific type of plant in each category. You can use the internet to help you.

Art

  1. Writings from the middle ages were often done with a flourish! They were called “illuminated manuscripts.” Fancy pictures were added in gold or silver. Beginning letters were written with color and drawings. Take a look at some and then write the first letter of your name in this style. It doesn’t have to be as intricate as some of these. Do your best. Write the letter and then color it, draw around it. Make it your special letter!
  2. You can give this to a parent to add to your portfolio.


Day 119

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 16.
  2. Who did Jesse probably think was God’s chosen?  (answer: his oldest son)
  3. How does God choose someone?  (answer: not by appearance but by their heart)
  4. How does Samuel show who the Lord has chosen?  (answer: He anoints him with oil.)
  5. The true anointing was that “the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power.” There are lots of people who talking about getting anointed and different anointings. There is only one anointing that you should ever want or that you will ever need and that’s the anointing of the Holy Spirit. He has all of the power you need to live a godly life in Christ Jesus and to worship the Lord and to serve others.
  6. How does David end up in Saul’s palace?  (answer: He is chosen to play the harp for him.)

History

  1. Today write your article. You could include this in your portfolio.

Just for fun: make a coat of arms.

Science

  1. (Another review) Make a comic strip that teaches the process of photosynthesis. Here’s a reminder.


Day 120

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 17:12-58.
  2. How is David again in the king’s presence and now gaining recognition in the kingdom?
  3. Here was a boy who was tending sheep. He had no dreams that he could ever even be near the king. Do you see how easy it is for God to change someone’s circumstances? Not that it is going to be easy for David. Not at all. But it’s easy for God to make the impossible happen.

History

  1. Make a tapestry that shows something about feudalism. (Click on the thumbnail to make it big.) You can draw it or make it on the computer. If you do it on the computer, here is clip art that you can use. It doesn’t have to be a work of art. Plan to spend 20 minutes working on it.

Science

  1. Review: Write or tell about each thing in the goals lists.
  2. Goals for case 1
  3. Goals for case 2
  4. Goals for case 3

PE/Health

  1. Read about the dangers of alcohol.
  2. Write a list of reasons to not drink alcohol. Start with the title: “Reasons not to drink alcohol…” You can give this to a parent to put in your portfolio.


Day 121*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Samuel 18.
  2. Saul begins to realize that it is David that is going to take his kingdom. He knows its going to happen, but he fights it anyhow. Who wins when you fight against God’s plans?  (answer: God)
  3. What do the people say about Saul and David’s success on the battlefield?  (answer: Saul has killed thousands and David tens of thousands.)
  4. How is Saul feeling about David? (answer: He is jealous. He thinks David will take his kingdom.)
  5. Who does David marry?  (answer: Saul’s daughter, Michal)

History

  1. Read about ancient Japan. Keep clicking next. The last page is about feudal Japan.
  2. Tell someone all about ancient Japan and feudal Japan.

Science*

  1. Read your new mission.
  2. *Print out this KWL chart. Read the Case Brief with the list of goals. Use the goals to fill in the “What I Know” and “What I Want to Know” parts of the chart. What you want to learn is whichever of the goals you don’t already know the answer to. Leave the “What I Learned” part empty, for now. You can turn the paper sideways if that makes it easier for you to write in the boxes.
  3. Read Real Things in Nature pages 261-268. Fill in the “What I Learned” box.

Music

  1. Do the tempo and rhythm sections of the music lab. Choose them from the menu. If it doesn’t load, you’ll have to click on “The Music Lab” off to the left.  (You can print the screen and add it to your portfolio.)


Day 122*

Bible

  1. In chapter 19 Saul tries to kill David. His jealousy is controlling him. Do you remember anyone else who wanted to kill someone because of jealousy?  (answer: Cain and some of Joseph’s brothers)
  2. In chapter 20 we read about what a close friendship David has with Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan would be the natural next king because he is the eldest son of Saul. Yet even though he realizes David will be king instead, he is not the one who is jealous. He loves David and helps him by telling him he needs to leave because Saul is going to keep trying to kill him. David runs away.
  3. In the next chapters David is helped by some priests and fights some Philistines and wins. Saul kills the priests for helping David and continues to chase David even though he is fighting on Israel’s side against the Philistines.
  4. Read 1 Samuel 24.
  5. How does David get a chance to kill Saul?  (answer: Saul is going to the bathroom in a cave where David is hiding.)
  6. Why doesn’t David kill Saul?  (answer: He wouldn’t hurt the one the Lord anointed. He is not in rebellion against the king at all. He would be happy to serve king Saul if he weren’t trying to kill him!)
  7. Some people use the phrase, “Touch not the Lord’s anointed,” to say that no one can say anything against them because God has sent them. But if someone is not teaching the truth, they are not the Lord’s anointed; they are not sent by God. It’s okay to speak out against lies and false teachings!

History*

  1. *With the information you read yesterday, fill in a Venn Diagram with what is the same and what is different about feudal Japan and the same period in Europe.
  2. Here are some more ideas.

Science

  1. Draw a picture of flower and label it with what you remember from yesterday. Do a neat job and add it to your portfolio.
  2. Then go back to Real Things in Nature and see if you got it correct. Fill in what you missed. Try and put on all of the italicized words.


Day 123**

Bible

  1. David marries two more women. He is leading a band of 600 men. David gets the chance to kill Saul again, but he doesn’t do it, again. David is living among the Philistines. The Philistines are going to attack Israel. Saul wanted to ask the Lord what would happen, as he normally would seek from the Lord before a battle, but the Lord will not answer him. So Saul gets an idea to ask Samuel, but Samuel had died. Saul, according to the Law of God, had gotten rid of all spiritists, psychics. People who say they can talk to the dead.
  2. Read 1 Samuel 28.
  3. Anyone who does this kind of work with spirits is supposed to be killed. The woman fears for her life.
  4. There are fake psychics who make things up and tell people what they want to hear. Horoscopes and fortune cookies are forms of this. Even if they are meaningless, I think it’s best to avoid them because Satan can use them to try and control your mind and make you think a certain way. Do understand how that could happen? If it says something about a great opportunity will come your way and then an opportunity comes up that week, you may be more quick to take it if you paid attention to the horoscope, instead of seeking God’s wisdom about the decision.
  5. There are real psychics who serve Satan and can communicate with demons. Demons can see things in the world now and know things from the past. They use those truths to convince people that the psychic really knows what she’s talking about. Then Satan can lie about what will happen in the future to control that person’s decisions and actions. Only God knows the future. Satan knows nothing of the future except what is written in the Bible.
  6. God allows a special circumstance. The woman gets a message from Samuel. Samuel gives one last prophecy, that Saul will die that day.
  7. Seeking to speak to spirits is a very serious and dangerous sin. Ouiji boards and TV shows or movies that talk about that kind of stuff are not entertainment. It’s sin. Don’t be fascinated by it. It’s Satan playing tricks on people. That’s not fun.

History*

  1. Read about women in feudal Japan.
  2. *Write about women during this period. You can use this notebooking page. If you didn’t include your article in your portfolio, you could include this.

Science*

  1. *Print out this page (reproduction cartoon) and draw the process from pollen to fruit.
  2. Write labels/descriptions for each of your pictures. You can draw lines in the middle of the empty boxes to add more boxes if you want them.

Art

  1. Remember looking at movement in paintings? Here is a lesson in movement in art. Make sure you watch, find and create.


Day 124*

Bible

  1. I’m going to tell you what happens over the next several chapters. Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle against the Philistines. David is made king in Hebron and rules of Judah, but the leader of Saul’s army makes one of Saul’s sons king over Israel. Israel is split. The two sides war for seven years. David grows stronger and stronger and the other side grows weaker and weaker. Finally, Israel is united under king David.
  2. Read 2 Samuel 5.
  3. How long will David rule over Israel?  (answer: 40 years)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Read this page about nonflowering plants and take notes. Write each of the blue words down and what you learned about each word. It doesn’t have to be in complete sentences. When you take notes, you write briefly, but enough so that you remember all of the facts. Read your notes back to someone when you are done.


Day 125*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 6.
  2. Why was David scared of the arc?  (answer: someone had touched it and was killed for not treating it as holy)
  3. Why did Michal despise David?  (answer: She thought he was acting undignified.)
  4. What is David’s response?  (answer: He welcomes being humiliated to honor the Lord and knows he has honor in the eyes of others.)

History*

  1. Watch the slide show on Japan’s geography.
  2. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  3. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Learn about the life cycle of a fern.
  2. Explain it to someone.
  3. Take the little quiz. Skip the page with the blank boxes and click next to move on. The last page is identifying fruit.

PE/Health

  1. Warm up and run if you like. This week we will learn to jump and then jump a lot. Warning: Jump on low things that are VERY stable and can’t tip over.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 126*  (Materials: flower, if you can’t get a flower, there’s an alternate exercise)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 7.
  2. What is God’s covenant promise that He made to David?  (answer: God makes a covenant with David and promises that his son will rule after him and that David’s kingdom will be established forever through his descendants. God says he will punish David’s son, who will disobey, but He will not remove His love like He did from Saul. David does not understand that his first born son is not the one who will be king after him, nor does he understand that the everlasting kingdom will be a heavenly kingdom established by the Messiah.)
  3. Who was the prophet that delivered the message?  (answer: Nathan)
  4. What did Dave want to do?  (answer: build a house for the Lord)
  5. Who will build it?  (answer: his son)

History*

  1. Read this biography of Genghis Khan.
  2. *Write an introduction of who Genghis Khan is on the lines at the top of this page. (Genghis Khan)

Science

  1. Find a flower. Draw a picture of your flower or take a picture of it and put it in a document. Include all of this information on your page. What other observations can you make? Do you see any pollen?
  2. If you really can’t get a flower, here’s a virtual flower dissection to do.

Music

  1. Listen to traditional Japanese music while you look at these different types of traditional Japanese instruments. (Click on their names.)


Day 127

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 9.
  2. Usually a new king wants to kill everyone from the previous royal family so that there is no threat to his throne. Why does David want to show kindness to someone from Saul’s family?  (answer: for Jonathan’s sake)
  3. Who does he honor?  (answer: Mephiboseth, try and say it out loud)
  4. I like this in particular because this certainly was a time and place where the disabled were not part of the mainstream. David welcomes him, with crippled feet, to sit at his table.

History

  1. Read about Genghis Khan’s conquests and take notes on the timeline. Write the date before the line and then the information.
  2. Take a look at this map to see where these campaigns led.

Science

  1. Try growing something from a cutting. You can use this page and the next for ideas.
  2. Pollination review


Day 128*   (Materials for art: technically, 12 x 18 in. white paper, watercolors, 2 popsicle sticks — but I think you can use regular paper, any kind of drawing material and any kind of stiff material for a stick, you could even fold paper over a bunch of times to make it stiff)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 11.
  2. Notice how the chapter starts. It seems like David isn’t where he should be. Is he being lazy? Where should David be?  (answer: off to war)
  3. What sins did he commit?  (answer: adultery, murder)
  4. What was Bathsheba’s sin?  (answer: adultery–Even though disobeying a king probably meant possibly being killed, she still should have refused King David.)
  5. This chapter tells us Bathsheba’s father’s name. We can read several chapters later that his father, Bathsheba’s grandfather, was one of David’s advisers  someone David trusted to give him advice. He gave perfect advice. After he realizes what has happened, he leaves David and works for someone else who wants to be king in David’s place. That story is coming next.

History

  1. Read the rest of Genghis Khan’s story and take notes on the timeline.

Science*

  1. Time to start a new mission. Read this page the case brief.
  2. *What do you think you know? Fill out the chart. KWL chart
  3. Read pages 269 to 271 of Real Things in Nature.

Art

  1. Make a Japanese fan. You don’t have to use watercolor or popsicle sticks. You can use regular size paper and draw a nature scene and use sticks or cardboard or whatever idea you have.


Day 129*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 12:1-24.
  2. How does Nathan get David to confess his sin?  (answer: He uses a parable.)
  3. Why does David fast?  (answer: He hopes the Lord will let the baby live.)
  4. What are the baby’s two names?  (answer: They name him Solomon which is what we know him as. God sent word for him to be named Jedidiah.)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Read about bulbs. Draw and label a picture of a bulb and write all of the blue words and their definitions.
  2. Don’t click on the box at the bottom of the page.


Day 130

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 13:23-31 and 33-38.
  2. Who killed whom?  (answer: Absalom killed Amnon.)
  3. Who were those men?  (answer: David’s sons)
  4. Things are never going to be right again since David sinned.

History

  1. Put the Mongols and feudal Japan on your overall timeline.
  2. *Read an article and fill in this chart. Choose one article.
  3. Look at the most recent cartoon and try and answer the questions. Describe the cartoon and meaning to your parents.

Science

  1. Read “What is a bulb?” and follow the directions.
  2. Cut open an onion or garlic clove. These are bulbs. Plants can be grown from these. Do you ever see green leaves coming out of your onions or garlic? What parts of a bulb can you see inside. Show someone.
  3. Finish reading the rest of the case. Keep clicking next.

PE/Health

  1. Warm up and stretch first. Then do some jumps. Then practice agility. You’ll have to be creative to make a little drill area.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 131*  (Materials: potato)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 15.
  2. After several years Absalom, David’s son starts planning his move to become king. He was David’s oldest son, so he expected he was to be the next king. What does he do?  (answer: He starts acting as judge and then gets a group together to declare that he is king in the city of Hebron.)
  3. Who is helping Absalom?  (answer: Ahithophel, David’s advisor and likely the grandfather of Bathsheba, which explains why he switched sides)

History*

  1. Read about the Ottoman Empire.
  2. Take a look at this map, the top one. Click on the different dates and watch the empire grow. You can click on the place names to help you see where in the world you are looking at.
  3. *Color in this map to show where the Ottoman Empire ruled at its height.

Video break

Science

  1. Fill out the rest of your KWL chart.
  2. Plant potato parts as described. Watch their growth.
  3. If you have access to a sweet potato (our family doesn’t), you can grow a sweet potato vine.

Music

  1. Compose a song with what you learned about notes and rhythm. The play button is in the top left corner. You can make a note longer by clicking and dragging a note to make the box bigger.


Day 132*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 16:23 and 2 Samuel 17:1-14.
  2. Ahithophel was David’s advisor and became a traitor and joined Absalom. He always gave perfect advice.
  3. Hushai was a servant of David’s pretending to help Absalom. David sent him to keep Absalom from following Ahithophel’s advice.
  4. Whose advice does Absalom take?  (answer: Hushai)
  5. Whose side is the Lord on?  (hint: verse 14)
  6. If we know whose side the Lord is on, then we know the outcome. Who is going to win and be king?  (answer: David, Absalom and Ahithophel die)
  7. It would seem that Ahithophel’s sin was unforgiveness. We can’t know for sure, but it seems like God forgave David of his sin but Ahithophel did not, and it destroyed him.

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Learn about how living things are classified, organized. Watch the movie and take the quiz.
  2. Learn about the protist kingdom. Watch the movie and take the quiz.


Day 133*  (Materials for science: zip lock bag or clear glass jar)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Samuel 24.
  2. What was David’s sin?  (answer: taking a census, counting his army)
  3. It may not seem like a sin, but we read that David felt guilty about it. He knew it was wrong. He wanted to know his strength, as if he knew what he could rely on in battle. He was acting as if he’d forgotten that with God on your side, you can fight with no people and still win!
  4. God had reason to punish Israel and this is how he does it. What punishment does David choose?  (answer: a plague)
  5. Why did David choose that punishment?  (answer: He wanted to fall into the hands of a merciful God.)
  6. How does God show mercy?  (answer: David prays and the plague ends.)

History

  1. Scroll down and read about the Aztecs.
  2. Use these links to learn about the Aztecs.

Science*

  1. Read about fungus and mold.
  2. Watch mold grow. Use zip lock bags or a clear glass jar and add food. Since you aren’t supposed to open the jar, how about covering it well with plastic wrap and taping it down around the rim. That way you can see through the top as well.
    • Here are before and after pictures to help you decide what foods you might want to try. You can just do one, or you can do several.
  3. *Print out this sheet, Mold Observations, and draw pictures of what you think your food will look like on the given days. Use color. Keep the sheet and on the days listed draw what it actually looks like. If you are against drawing, you can write a description.

Art

  1. This is something a little different. Draw your hand in 3D.
  2. Learn to draw 3D shapes.
  3. And, if you are really interested, you can learn more here.


Day 134*

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 1:5-53. We’ve started a new book. We’re right in the middle of the Bible’s history books.
  2. Who will be the next king?  (answer: Solomon, Bathsheba’s son)
  3. Who was trying to make himself king?  (answer: David’s oldest son, Adonijah)
  4. Can you guess why he held onto the horns of the alter when he heard that Solomon had been made king?  (answer: It’s a place of safety. It’s neutral ground and he couldn’t be killed there. He wanted a promise he wouldn’t be killed before he left its safety. A common practice of the day would be to kill anyone who was a threat to try and take the throne. Since he had already tried to make himself king, he could be considered a threat!)
  5. Does Solomon promise his brother safety?  (answer: Yes, as long as he has done no evil thing.)

History*

  1. *Print out this page about the conquistadors. (First link under the picture of all the notebooking pages; 1Hernan-Cortes-NB1)
  2. Use these links to find information to fill in the sheet.

Science

  1. Read or listen to the story of aspirin.
  2. Read the history of plants as medicine. (Now, I’m combining science and history!)


Day 135

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 3.
  2. What does Solomon ask for?  (answer: wisdom)
  3. What does he receive?  (answer: wisdom, wealth, honor, a promise of long life if he obeys)
  4. How does Solomon know the first woman was the baby’s mother?  (answer: She cared more about the baby than herself.)

History

  1. Watch this video on the conquistadors coming and ending the Aztec empire.
  2. Add the Ottomans, samurai, aztecs and mongols to your overall timeline.

Science

  1. Make a mini book. Use this list and choose twenty plants. Write their names, their uses and include a picture. Make sure you give your book a title.
  2. From this list you are going to choose one to write a report on. Decide today. It should be one that you can find information on about its use today and historically.

PE/Health

  1. Warm up first.
  2. Then do jumps and agility practice.
  3. Then continue your training. Watch the whole video. Practice each move. You should practice running for 5 minutes. You don’t have to have disks, just create a space where you can do things like this.
  4. Walk around once you are done.
  5. You can do this every day.


Day 136

Optional Reading:

The Story of Mankind – read online, chapters 40-42

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 4:29-34.
  2. Read 1 Kings 5:1-12.
  3. Read 1 Kings 6.
  4. Why does it take wisdom to tell about insects and birds and trees, etc.?  (answer: Everyone sees those things, but it takes careful observation and understanding to know what’s happening.)
  5. What was wise about Solomon’s dealings with the other king?  (answer: He made peace and continued the good relationship that his father had had with the king.)
  6. What is one thing about the temple that made an impression on you?

History

  1. We’re moving into a new era, the Renaissance. We’re coming out of the dark ages and into a period of new ideas. Renaissance means “new birth.” It was a new beginning. This period is from about 1400AD to 1700AD.
  2. There was one new idea, one invention that really made a turning point in history. It was a printing press. How often in your day do you see printed words? All the time!
  3. In the dark ages people thought they were Christians and serving God by killing Muslims during the Crusades. People made their own ideas of what God wanted because they had no way to know for themselves. They had no Bible to read! They knew only what they heard told them. What dangers can you think of if you could never read the Bible for yourself, and your family couldn’t read the Bible? How would you know the truth of God’s Word?
  4. Gutenberg changed all that with his invention.
  5. Read about Gutenberg and his printing press.
  6. Read about Gutenberg a little bit more.
  7. The second article you read said: “Without the printing press we wouldn’t have had the Scientific Revolution or the Renaissance.” Why? Answer in a paragraph.

Science

  1. Choose one plant that has been used as medicine. Learn about the plant, how it’s currently used, and how it’s been used historically and in other cultures.
  2. Take good notes. Write down where you got each bit of information. Write down the websites. Get as much information as possible. You should use lots of sources.

Music

  1. Read about renaissance music.


Day 137

Bible

  1. After 13 years the temple is finished. Read 1 Kings 8.
  2. Solomon acknowledges that they are going to sin. He doesn’t make an empty promise here. What does he ask God for?  (answer: that when they do sin God would hear them when they repent and turn back to Him)
  3. The only reason Solomon doesn’t lose the kingdom himself is because of God’s promise to David and God’s love for David. It’s also the reason Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, will only rule over one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The tribe of Judah. That’s the tribe Jesus will come from.

History

  1. Read about the War of the Roses and Politics.
  2. Use notebooking pages or a regular notebook and take notes on your readings.

Science

  1. Write a paragraph (in proper form) about the benefits and drawback of the plant as medicine and any conflicting information about how it should or shouldn’t be used.


Day 138

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 10.
  2. Who visited Solomon?  (answer: the Queen of Sheba)
  3. How many “talents” each year did Solomon receive?  (answer: 666, do you recognize that number)
  4. What else did Solomon collect?  (answer: chariots and horses, and later we learn, wives)
  5. What’s wrong with all this? Read this portion of the law.
  6. Solomon is in trouble…

History

  1. Read about Italian warsTurkish threat and the Spanish Armada.
  2. Take notes.

Science

  1. Write a paragraph about the plant as a drug and on plants as drugs in general. Would you recommend the plant you researched? Would you recommend over-the-counter plant-based medicines? Why or why not?

Art

  1. Watch this video about art in the renaissance.
  2. The video repeatedly brings up how the renaissance was possible because of a break from the church. What was the church in the dark ages? What did Christianity look like in the dark ages? Nothing like what Christianity looked like in the Bible! Popes became like kings and collected taxes to build themselves magnificent buildings. It was in many ways the opposite of true Christianity. If people had always followed Christ as the Bible teaches, the world would have been full of new truth, new and beautiful music and art and true philosophical thought that would better mankind.


Day 139

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 11.
  2. What caused Solomon to worship other gods?  (answer: His wives worshiped other gods and lead him astray, but they couldn’t have done that if he hadn’t first disobeyed God’s command to not marry women from those nations. He also disobeyed the command to not get lots of wives for himself. His disobedience was his downfall.)
  3. What is going to happen because he disobeyed and worshiped other gods?  (answer: Most of the kingdom will be taken from his son and he will have troubles with people coming against him for the rest of his life.)
  4. Samson was the strongest man on earth and women were his downfall. Solomon was the wisest man on earth and women were his downfall. That shows you, young men, that you need to take every precaution to guard your heart, mind and eyes from fixing on any girl until the Lord shows you the one He has given you for marriage. And girls, you need to help them by not trying to attract their hearts, minds and eyes to you. You need to fix your heart, mind and eyes on Jesus and He’ll take care of the rest. A good wife is meant to build up her husband, not tear him down like the women in these stories.

History

  1. Read the final topics: ArtMusicReformation.
  2. Take notes.

Smile

Science

  1. Make your report. Give it a title. Put your data in it. Change the end of your introductory paragraph to be a thesis statement introducing what you are going to talk about.
  2. Edit it. You could work on the transition between each paragraph.
  3. Create a final page that lists the resources you used. Give that page a title, “Resources.”
  4. Save! Print. Share.


Day 140

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 12.
  2. Rehoboam does not have his father’s wisdom. What foolish mistake does he make?  (answer: He doesn’t listen to his father’s advisors. He listens to his friends who have no wisdom from experience and he makes the whole nation mad!)
  3. Everyone leaves Rehoboam. He is left ruling only in Judah. Who is ruling over the rest of the tribes of Israel? (answer: Jeroboam)
  4. From now on it will talk about Judah and Israel, these two portions of formal Israel. They will be against each other now.
  5. What does Jeroboam do to keep people from going to worship the Lord at His temple?  (answer: He makes golden calves for them to worship. He is only concerned with keeping power for himself.)

History

  1. Write a paragraph (6-12 sentences) telling an overview of the renaissance.

Science

  1. How about some review by movie. See if you remember any of these big words about cells. You can take the quiz after you watch the movie.
  2. Here’s another one about cells. Watch the movie and take the quiz.
  3. Watch a video on seed plants and take the quiz.
  4. Watch the video on photosynthesis and take the quiz.

PE/Health

  1. Do your exercises: warm up, jump, agility, changing directions, and now cool down.
  2. You can do this every day.


Day 141

Bible

  1. Jeroboam is king over Israel.
  2. Rehoboam is king over Judah.
  3. The nation of Israel has been torn in half and they are constantly at war with each other. A long ling of kings takes the throne in each place. By far, most of the kings are evil. Read the list of kings. Try and pay attention to whether the king is in Israel or in Judah. Also, pay attention to anyone who is a good king. (Keep scrolling down the page.)
  4. Who was the one good king? Where was he king  (answer: Asa, king in Judah)
  5. Who is Ahab’s wife? (He’s the last king of Israel you read about.)  (answer: Jezebel)

History

  1. Read the introduction page on the renaissance and the click on “Out of the Middle Ages.” Click next but stop when it says “next topic.”
  2. Write a paragraph about the Black Death and its effects.

Science

  1. Read about aquatic plants.
  2. Read about the different types of aquatic plants.
  3. Make an outline. Title it “Aquatic Plants.”Write: I. Algae II. Floating Plants, etc. There are 4. Under each category list A. Habitat  B. Types.  Under A and B use 1. 2. 3., etc. to write one fact on each line.
    • If you haven’t learned what an outline looks like yet, here is an example.
  4. Use what you know so far to fill in the outline. This is a note-taking outline. You’re not going to have to write a report.

Music

  1. Listen to the renaissance music. What types of instruments do you hear?


Day 142

Bible

  1. While Ahab is king in Israel, a new prophet comes on the scene, Elijah. In this chapter we read a prophecy and about several miracles.
  2. Read 1 Kings 17.
  3. What is the prophecy he makes?  (answer: that there will be no dew or rain for the next few years except at his word)
  4. Read what James writes about Elijah in the New Testament. That means you, too, have the ability to pray with the same power.
  5. How does God provide for him at first?  (answer: God tells him where there is a source of water and sends ravens to deliver him bread and meat twice a day.)
  6. God sends Elijah to the home of a widow who had nothing but enough flour and oil to make one more loaf of bread for herself and her son. What does she have to do before she receives the miracle provision of unending oil and flour?  (answer: She has to have faith in God and the man’s words and give up the last bit of food she had. She had to make Elijah bread first.)

History

  1. Read about explorers and trade. Click on “read more.”
  2. Play the spice trader game.

Science

  1. Read about algae. Read the intro on the page and then click on the algae link and click on the specific types. List the types and information you learned on your outline.


Day 143

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 18.
  2. What has Jezebel, Ahab’s wife, been doing to the Lord’s prophets? (answer: killing them)
  3. What has Obadiah been doing for the Lord’s prophets?  (answer: He has hidden 100 of them and has been feeding them.)
  4. Who works hard to get their god to answer? (answer: Baals prophets)
  5. Elijah doesn’t work; he has faith. He drenches the altar in water to show his faith in God’s ability. He prayers a simple prayer.
  6. Afterwards, he goes up to the top of the mountain to pray. What mountain is he on?  (answer: Carmel)
  7. What happens after he has prayed?  (answer: the drought has ended)
  8. What happens when the power of the Lord comes on Elijah when the rain has started to come?  (answer: He runs faster than Ahab’s chariot. Can you imagine the look on Ahab’s face to see him running past?)

History

  1. Read about printing and humanism. Click to read more.
  2. Write a paragraph about how humanistic thinking affected the church.
  3. How do you see humanistic thinking in the church today?
  4. What’s wrong with humanistic thinking?  (answer: the focus is on man, self, man’s ability to make himself better)

Science

  1. Read about floating plants. Read the intro on the page and then click on the floating plants link and click on the specific types. List the types and information you learned on your outline.

Art

  1. Read about Raphael and examine his artwork.
  2. Read about Botticelli and look carefully at his artwork.
  3. Choose one painting from each and write about each, pointing out the observations you have made about it.


Day 144

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 19.
  2. Who pledges to kill Elijah?  (answer: Jezebel)
  3. An angel cooks some bread for Elijah and makes sure he eats for his long journey. How long does he travel?  (answer: 40 days and 40 nights)
  4. He is in Beersheba and travels to Horeb, Mt. Sinai. Find them both on this map.
  5. How does God speak to Elijah? (answer: not in the earthquake or fire, but in a whisper)
  6. How many Israelites are part of the remnant, the faithful people of God?  (answer: 7000)

History

  1. Read about Florence. Click to read more.
  2. Who are the famous artists mentioned? Tell someone about them.

Science

  1. Read about submerged plants. Read the intro on the page and then click on the submerged plants link and click on the specific types. List the types and information you learned on your outline.


Day 145

Bible

  1. Read 1 Kings 22:1-45.
  2. Usually the kings of Israel and Judah are at odds, but here they join together to fight someone else.
  3. What happened at the heavenly meeting described by Micaiah?  (answer: God was seeking a way to get Ahab to Aram so that he would be killed there. A spirit says that he will put lies in the mouths of Ahab’s prophets to convince him he will be successful.)
  4. It works, but the prophets seem to believe they are speaking for the Lord.
  5. Ahab tries to hide in battle. How is he killed? (answer: Someone “randomly” shot an arrow that hit him just in the right place and killed him.)
  6. Was Jehoshaphat one of the good kings or bad kings?  (answer: He was the king of Judah and he was a good king.)
  7. What does this chapter teach you about God’s control?

History

  1. Read about Martin Luther and the Reformation.
  2. Do the Reformation crossword puzzle.
  3. Do the Reformation quick quiz.

Science

  1. Read about emergent plants. Read the intro on the page and then click on the emergent plants link and click on the specific types. List the types and information you learned on your outline.

PE/Health

  1. Watch this video on reading labels to eat well.


Day 146*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 2.
  2. Elijah seems be one of two people in the Bible who never had to die. Enoch is the other. Elisha sees him being taken away in a fiery chariot, and so knows he has received what he asked for. What miracles does he perform now that the Spirit of God is on him?  (answer: parts the Jordan, purifies the water, calls down a curse)

History

  1. Read the introduction to the Leonardo DaVinci site.
  2. Click Davinci the Inventor and read the page.
  3. Make sure you at the image to see how DaVinci imagined the invention.
  4. Draw a sketch of a future invention.

Science*

  1. *Complete this biome lapbook. Print the lapbook pieces and map, according to the directions. You need to finish on Day 150. You need to read the basic information about each biome and then about plants in that biome. Write about each biome and give an example of what type of plants live there. Be prepared to share why those plants live where they do. What is special about them that they can survive and thrive in that environment. Here is the link that is in the lapbook for the information.

Music

  1. Listen to this short piece of music by DaVinci.
  2. Read about his musical inventions.

Are you finished with all of your work?  Try this DaVinci machine game.

Day 147

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 4.
  2. Tell someone the the miracle stories in this chapter: oil, baby, life, stew, bread.

History

  1. Read through the gadget anatomy. You should recognize a lot of these.
  2. Can you guess what this machine was? It’s one of Leonardo’s designs.  (answer: It’s a helicopter.)
  3. Design a machine. Use one of the challenges from either section. You aren’t going to make it (unless you want to), just design it on paper like DaVinci.

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook.


Day 148

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 5.
  2. Naaman wasn’t an Israelite but a slave girl from Israel told his wife about Elisha.
  3. Naaman almost wasn’t healed because he didn’t want to dip in the water. What was important about doing that?  (answer: He was too proud at first, but he had to humble himself and put his faith in God’s Word instead of relying on himself.)
  4. Elisha refuses the money. In the New Testament we read Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give.”
  5. What does Elisha’s servant do? and what happens?  (answer: He was greedy and went back and asked for money and clothing. He got leprosy.)

History

  1. Read about perspective and Leonardo as an artist.
  2. *Do the perspective experiment if you are able.  (The Data Sheet link is not functioning.  Just make a chart of your findings.)
  3. A simple alternative is to stand against a wall with your arm out-stretched and your thumb pushed against the wall. Notice how much of the wall your thumb is blocking from your view. Leave your arm out and thumb up and start walking backwards. How much of the wall does your thumb cover now? Go as far as you can. Your thumb has become “bigger” than it was originally. The things that are farther away now are “smaller.”

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook.

Art

  1. Do this drawing lesson on perspective. Leonardo DaVinci and other renaissance artists learned how to use perspective to make their drawings and paintings realistic. You can skip steps 4 and 5.


Day 149

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 6:1-23.
  2. While it is really neat to see fiery horses and chariots on your side and ready to fight for you, my favorite part of this story is that they win the battle with no one being killed. How?  (answer: Elisha prays that they will be blinded. He leads them to another city. Instead of killing them, the Israelites feed them and send them home.)

History

  1. Read Leonardo’s Window.
  2. Read about Leonardo’s writing.
  3. Give it a try! If you can’t, this page gives a tip to make it easier.
  4. Why do you think he did it?

Science

  1. Work on the lapbook.


Day 150

Bible

  1. The Israelites are under siege. Do you remember what a siege is? It’s when the enemy army has you surrounded. You wait and see who can last the longest. The Israelites have run out of food. Everyone is starving. If anyone had any bread, it would sell for so much money because everyone would want it. There is a prophecy in the chapter you will read today that flour and grain would sell cheaply.
  2. Read 2 Kings 7.
  3. Tell the story of the chapter.
  4. Who discovered the empty tents?  (answer: four lepers, I love that poor outcasts were the first to receive the food they needed and got gold and silver.)
  5. The is another example of how God gave the victory to the Israelites with how many people being killed?   (answer: zero)

History

  1. Read DaVinci’s biography.
  2. What were all the cities he lived in?

Science

  1. Finish the lapbook.
  2. Present it. Read your lapbook to your audience and tell them why those plants live where they do. How does the environment fit them?

PE/Health

  1. Look through this guide to the basics of volleyball. Learn some terminology and the basic rules.


Day 151*

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 8:1-6.
  2. How does God make a way for the woman to receive her land back?  (answer: The king was just hearing about her as she walked in.)
  3. There is a list of kings that all do wrong and are eventually killed. Here read about Jehu. He was a king of Israel. He wasn’t one of the “good” kings, but God gave him the job of destroying what was left of Ahab’s family. Jezebel is killed at this time just as Elijah had prophesied about her.
  4. Read 2 Kings 11.
  5. Who is the child king that was hidden away to keep him alive?  (answer: Joash)
  6. Who is really in charge at the moment?  (answer: the priest, Johoiada, he is showing Joash how to live by God’s word)

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and complete the quest.  You can use the “Plentifax” to help you!

Science

  1. Watch this video on the scientific method. When you get to the military example, if you want, skip ahead to the 20-minute mark.
  2. Explain what the scientific method is and what science is.

Music

  1. Invent a musical instrument or design improvements to an existing instrument.
  2. You can look at this page on DaVinci’s musical inventions again if you need inspiration.


Day 152

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 12.
  2. What does verse 2 teach you?  (answer: how important it is who you allow to influence your thoughts and decisions)
  3. What does Joash accomplish?  (answer: repairing the temple)

History

  1. Add the renaissance to your overall timeline.
  2. Spend time looking at this timeline. There are two parts.

Science

  1. Read about the scientific method and then take the quiz. (Find the quiz button in the menu at the bottom of the reading.)


Day 153*

Bible

  1. Elisha dies and there is a long line of kings who do evil. Joash’s son does okay for awhile as king of Judah, but everyone else does “what is evil in the eyes of the Lord.”
  2. Read 2 Kings 17.
  3. What is Israel’s punishment for their constant sinning, turning to other gods?  (answer: They were sent into exile, had to leave their own country, and they were removed from God’s presence. He’s no longer with them. What could be worse?)

History*

  1. Read about Magellan.
  2. *Print out this explorer’s booklet, pages 3-12. Color Magellan and write a date and what he is famous for.

Science

  1. Read until you get to “answer questions” for the first time. Make sure you click on the sore feet research investigation. To use it click on sore feet repeatedly to collect data.

Art

  1. Read this page on perspective.
  2. Try at least one of the drawings on the page.


Day 154

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 18:1-8.
  2. Who was Judah’s next “good” king?  (answer:  Hezekiah)
  3. Assyria is ready to attack Judah.
  4. Read 2 Kings 19:9-19.
  5. The king of Assyria says Judah’s God can do nothing. Hezekiah prays. What do you think will happen?
  6. Read 2 Kings 20:1-11.
  7. Does Judah defeat Assyria?  (answer: yes)
  8. Is Hezekiah healed?  (answer: yes)

History

  1. Read about John Cabot.
  2. Complete the page on John Cabot.

Science

  1. Finish the page. Make sure you do the required research activities. Stop at required reading. You don’t need to do that.


Day 155*  (Materials for PE: jump rope  You can pretend if you don’t have one.)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 21.
  2. Hezekiah did not do a good job of training up his son. Granted, he was only twelve when Hezekiah died. His mother must have been a very bad influence. What is Hezekiah’s son’s name? He was the worst king ever. (answer: Mannaseh)

History

  1. Read about Sir Frances Drake.
  2. Complete the page of the explorer’s booklet on Sir Frances Drake.

Play Beekeeper. (It’s like minesweeper.)

Science

  1. Watch the presentation on the scientific method.
  2. *Print out this scientific method experiment booklet. (Siblings will be using this as well.)
  3. Complete the second page; fill in the blanks.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up and cool down, but now here are new drills to use to exercise in between.
  2. Here are your first two drills.


Day 156*

Bible

  1. Read about Manasseh’s grandson. His mother must have been a very good influence.
  2. Read 2 Kings 22.
  3. What is his name?  (answer: Josiah)
  4. What is found in the temple?  (answer: scroll containing the law)

History*

  1. Read about Vasco Da Gama.
  2. *Print out “World 1” and label Da Gama’s exploration route.  (Print out 2 for each M student, 4 for each L student.)
  3. Make sure you label the map.

Science

  1. Today you are going to decide on a question you would like answered about plants.
  2. Fill out the question section of your experiment booklet.
  3. If you are stuck, here are some questions to get you thinking. Here are some more experiment questions.

Music

  1. Make music in the beat lab. You can change the sounds and the genre of the music.
    • Beat Lab – You can change the sounds and the genre of the music. This requires flash. If it’s not loading for you, check the browser for a puzzle symbol or something to click on to enable flash to play.  This activity works best in FIREFOX browser.   If you can’t play this because you are on a phone or something, look for a free music-making app.


Day 157

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 23:1-30.
  2. When Josiah hears the law, he humbles himself and seeks the Lord and determines to follow the law. What are some of the things that he does?  (answer: He got rid of everything and everyone that was for Baal worship. He reinstituted the Passover feast. He also got rid of witchcraft.)

History

  1. Read about Marco Polo.
  2. Use your print out of world 1 and draw on Polo’s travels. Label the countries that he traveled through.
  3. Label your map.

Science

  1. Today you will do the observations and research part of the scientific method. You are looking for information that will help you form your hypothesis. Record your resources and notes in your booklet.


Day 158

Bible

  1. Read 2 Kings 25:1-21.
  2. Which king forces Jerusalem into exile?  (answer: Nebuchadnezzar)
  3. Who gets to stay home?  (answer: The poorest people get to stay to work in the fields. I love that God keeps the poor from being captured and taken away. The poor are often forgotten, but not by God.)

History

  1. Read about Ponce De Leon.
  2. Complete his pages in the explorer’s booklet.

Science

  1. If you are ready, write down your hypothesis, what you think you will find to be true after your experiment. Use your scientific method experiment booklet to write down your hypothesis.
  2. Decide on how you will do an experiment to check if your hypothesis is right or not.
  3. What will your variables be? What will you change? What will stay the same? What will you be looking for? Fill in the variable section of your booklet. The definitions of the different kinds of variables are on the page.

Art

  1. How to draw, lesson 1


Day 159

Bible

  1. The next book of the Bible is Chronicles. There is a first and second Chronicles. A chronicle is a history. This is a history record of what happened. It starts with a geneology, a list of names, starting with Adam and listing their children down through thousands of years.
  2. It also retells some of the stories we just read. When it retells stories, it often adds in more detail than we read before.
  3. Read this story from when Rehoboam was king, 2 Chronicles 12:1-12.
  4. Why does God not destroy them?  (answer: They aren’t destroyed because they humble themselves. They accept that God is right and they are wrong.)
  5. What lesson does God say He wants to teach them?  (answer: the difference between serving Him and serving other kings)

History

  1. Read about Giovanni Da Verrazano.
  2. Complete Giovanni Da Verrazano’s page in the explorer’s booklet.

Science

  1. List your materials and procedures.
  2. Make sure you have the materials.

Are you finished with all of your work for today? Are you sure? Then play the space and arrows game!

Day 160

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 20:5-30.
  2. This is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. A huge army rises up against Judah. Jehoshaphat prays. The army of Judah goes out singing and by the time they get to the battle, the other army is already dead. They didn’t have to fight.
  3. What weapons did the army of Judah fight with?  (answer: faith and praise)

History

  1. Read about Hernando De Soto.
  2. Complete his page in the explorer’s booklet.

Science

  1. If you are ready, start your experiment. Because plant experiments often need several weeks to observe, I wanted you to get started on it right away.
  2. Decide how you are going to record your observations. How often are you going to make observations. Make sure you have a method for carefully recording when you observed and what you saw.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 161(*)

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 26.
  2. Uzziah was one of the good kings of Judah. What led to his getting leprosy? (answer: his pride)
  3. The Bible says that God is far away from the proud. What does God hate pride? (answer: It ignores Him. It acts as if God had nothing to do with the person’s accomplishments, when in fact, He had everything to do with it.)

History

  1. Read about Samuel De Champlain.
  2. Complete his page in the explorer’s booklet.

Science(*)

  1. Now we are going to start all over!
  2. (*) You can print a second copy of the experiment booklet (starting at page 3), or you can record all of the information yourself on paper or on the computer.
  3. You are going to be doing a human body experiment as well.
  4. Today, find your question. Here are some places to go for ideas if you need them:
  5. Don’t forget about making observations on your plant experiment.

Music

  1. Play Minute Mixer or beat lab.
    • Beat Lab – You can change the sounds and the genre of the music. This requires flash. If it’s not loading for you, check the browser for a puzzle symbol or something to click on to enable flash to play. This activity works best in FIREFOX browser.   If you can’t play this because you are on a phone or something, look for a free music-making app.


Day 162

Bible

  1. Read 2 Chronicles 32:24-33.
  2. You’ve read about Hezekiah getting sick and healed before. Here is another perspective as to what happened. What sin was he guilty of and then repent of? (answer: pride)
  3. Why did God leave him? (answer: to test what was in his heart)

History

  1. Read about Henry Hudson.
  2. Complete his page in the explorer’s booklet.

Science

  1. Today you will do the observations and research part of the scientific method. You are looking for information that will help you form your hypothesis. Record your resources and notes in your booklet.


Day 163

Bible

  1. Israel no longer has a king. They have been conquered.
  2. Read Ezra 1.
  3. What king of Persia decides to rebuild the temple of the Lord?  (answer: Cyrus)
  4. Here is a map showing Persia during Cyrus’ rule. You can see what colors are his on the map key. It starts with the red, then it grows to the purple, then it grows to the light blue. He says that God has given him all the kingdoms on earth. That was the “whole world” to them.
  5. Who was in control of Cyrus building the temple?  (answer: God)

History

  1. Play some review games. What do you remember?

Science

  1. If you are ready, write down your hypothesis, what you think you will find to be true after your experiment. Use your scientific method experiment booklet to write down your hypothesis.
  2. Decide on how you will do an experiment to check if your hypothesis is right or not.
  3. What will your variables be? What will you change? What will stay the same? What will you be looking for? Fill in the variable section of your booklet. The definitions of the different kinds of variables are on the page.

Art

  1. How to draw, lesson 2


Day 164

Bible

  1. Read Ezra 3. The Israelites are celebrating their holidays again.
  2. Everyone was giving money. The workers were working. Who was happy when the foundation of the temple was laid?  (answer: everyone, well, all of the Israelites)
  3. Who was sobbing when the foundation was laid?  (answer: those who remembered the first temple)

History

  1. Play review games from any history you have studied so far.
  2. If this is your first year, play science review games or try history from another year.

Science

  1.  List your materials and procedures.
  2. Make sure you have the materials.
  3. Don’t forget about your plant experiment and observations.


Day 165

Bible

  1. Enemies of the Jews try to stop them from rebuilding the temple. They try to discourage them. They try to get laws in place to step them. Here is how the Israelites respond and how God helps them.
  2. Read Ezra 5.
  3. King Darius responds that they should continue their work.

History

  1. You are going to be doing a final, end-of-the-year project. Today you will choose your topic. Look at these TimeWarpTrio pages to help you choose between Peter the Great and Napoleon. (The “Put it Back, Jack” games don’t work, but the Plentifax and Who’s Who pages have a lot of great info!) You should know a little about both of these men.

You’re doing great! Here are fireworks to celebrate! You’ve almost made it to the end of the year. Finish well! You’ll be able to send me your end-of-the-year projects to post on the Hall of Fame page.

Science

  1. If you are ready, start your experiment.
  2. Decide how you are going to record your observations. How often are you going to make observations. Make sure you have a method for carefully recording when you observed and what you saw.
  3. You have twelve days to collect your data starting today.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next drills. You can use your previous exercises too.


Day 166

Bible

  1. We are moving into another book, Nehemiah. The Israelites are again turning to God. They have collectively repented of marrying foreign wives who led them astray. Word gets back to Nehemiah about Jerusalem’s condition.
  2. Read Nehemiah 1.
  3. What happened to Jerusalem?  (answer: Its wall surrounding the city was broken down.)
  4. What does Nehemiah do when he hears the news of Jerusalem?  (answer: pray)

History

  1. Once you have chosen what you are going to do for an end-of-the-year project, 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 scrapbook, or a sway presentation. 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.
  2. You are going to complete your project, write a bibliography-a list of your resources, and present your project to an audience.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Start work on this landscaping project.
    • Several of their suggested links aren’t working. Use what does work or just do search on your own. The missing links aren’t necessary to complete the project.
  3. Plan what trees, bushes, flowers, etc. you will plant in your neighborhood.
  4. Research what grows in your biome.
  5. Make decisions based on your area and what would be easiest and best for your neighborhood.
  6. Don’t just pick anything. Choose plants for a reason. You’ll explain your reasons when you present your landscaping project.

Music

  1. Play Musical Mingles or beat lab.
    • Beat Lab – You can change the sounds and the genre of the music. This requires flash. If it’s not loading for you, check the browser for a puzzle symbol or something to click on to enable flash to play. This activity works best in FIREFOX browser.  If you can’t play this because you are on a phone or something, look for a free music-making app.


Day 167*

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 2.
  2. The King gives Nehemiah time off to go see to rebuilding his ancestral city of Jerusalem. Some people are not happy. What is Nehemiah confident of? (answer: God will give them success.)

History*

  1. The first step is research. Here are some Research Note Taker sheets. You need to learn everything you can about your topic. Make sure you write down where your information is coming from. You need titles, authors, dates and website addresses.
  2. Here is one place you can go to search for information. Here is another.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.


Day 168

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 4.
  2. How did God frustrate their enemies?  (answer: He let the Israelites learn of their plans to attack and the Israelites set guards over all of the work.)

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.

Art

  1. How to draw, lesson 3


Day 169

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 5.
  2. Why were the people suffering?  (answer: They had such heavy taxes to pay. They didn’t own anything and had to keep paying the owners.)
  3. Why was Nehemiah a good governor?  (answer: He didn’t take advantage of his position. He didn’t take money and food from people like others had.)

History

  1. Continue your research.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.
  3. Draw a picture of your neighborhood and show where you would plant the things you decided on.


Day 170

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 6.
  2. How are people trying to stop the work?  (answer: They are trying to discourage them. They are making up lies about them revolting against the king.)
  3. What does Nehemiah do when he is told that people want to kill him?  (answer: He doesn’t run and hide. He prays.)
  4. They complete the wall and acknowledge that it was completed because God helped them.

History

  1. Start your project.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Work on your landscaping project.
  3. Present your project. Why did you choose the plants you did?
  4. Why did you put them where you did?

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 171*

Bible

  1. Read Nehemiah 8.
  2. There is revival in Jerusalem. They are reading God’s law, confessing their sins and committing themselves to following the law and celebrating the Lord’s festivals.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science*

  1. *Go back to your same tree and observe it now.
  2. Don’t forget to make observations.

Music

  1. Play Orchestration Station or beat lab.
    • Beat Lab – You can change the sounds and the genre of the music. This requires flash. If it’s not loading for you, check the browser for a puzzle symbol or something to click on to enable flash to play.  This activity works best in FIREFOX browser.   If you can’t play this because you are on a phone or something, look for a free music-making app.


Day 172

Bible

  1. Read Esther 1.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Collect your data.
  2. Take the human body quiz.


Day 173

Bible

  1. Read Esther 2.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Label the respiratory system.

Art

  1. Practice with line and shape.


Day 174

Bible

  1. Read Esther 3.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.
  2. You should probably include a map somewhere on your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Play the digestion game.


Day 175

Bible

  1. Read Esther 4.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Play the skeleton game.

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.


Day 176

Bible

  1. Read Esther 5.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Add to your project. You need to finish today or tomorrow.

Science

  1. Make observations. Collect data.
  2. Take a human body quiz.
  3. Or try something harder and label the parts of a heart.

Music

  1. Learn about Young Composers or make music in the beat lab.
    • Beat Lab – You can change the sounds and the genre of the music. This requires flash. If it’s not loading for you, check the browser for a puzzle symbol or something to click on to enable flash to play. This activity works best in FIREFOX browser.  If you can’t play this because you are on a phone or something, look for a free music-making app.


Day 177

Bible

  1. Read Esther 6.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. 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. Write up your data in a chart or graph. Make it look great.
  2. Make sure it is labeled clearly so that someone can understand it without you explaining it to them.


Day 178

Bible

  1. Read Esther 7.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. 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. Write your conclusion.
  2. Older students should write a paragraph.

Art

  1. Practice with shape.


Day 179

Bible

  1. Read Esther 8.
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

History

  1. Write a bibliography to go with your project. If your project is online, add your bibliography to your online project.
  2. Here’s an example.

Science

  1. Make sure everything is neat and orderly. Practice presenting your experiments in front of an audience.


Day 180

Bible

  1. Read Esther 9 and 10.
  2. Tell someone how the story ends.
  3. Do you remember any of theses? Romans 8:28  Jeremiah 29:11  Exodus 14:14   Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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 experiments. Tell your audience about each experiment. Tell them your hypothesis, your procedure, what your data showed and what your conclusion is.
  2. Take a picture of your experiment or you explaining your chart, or your graph or experiment write up if it is on the computer. Or send a video of your presentation. I can add them to the Hall of Fame page.
  3. Email them to me at my gmail address, allinonehomeschool. (pictured below)
    email

PE/Health

  1. Every day continue to warm up before your exercise and cool down when you are finished.
  2. Here are your next two drills. You can use your previous drills too.
  3. You don’t have to stop. Decide on an exercise routine with drills from either sport and keep it up every day.
  4. You did it!

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2 thoughts on “Year 1 — Level M

  1. Jenifer January 7, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Are all of the science lessons going to have millions of years and evolution?

    • The King Will Make a Way January 7, 2013 / 6:52 pm

      The curriculum does not teach evolution. I believe in a literal 6-day creation. Some websites that the kids go to do mention millions of years, and I point it out and say something about it each time to varying degrees. You can read what I wrote on Day 1 of this page (from the ancient history and biology courses) to see how I discuss it with the kids. When the kids study dinosaurs, the younger kids use the Bible and the older kids use Ken Ham’s materials.

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