Textbook:

Life in the Great Ice Age

Life in the Great Ice Age

by Michael and Beverly Oard

Introduction:

These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, have activities for the older student. Parents/teachers will easily find answers to questions in the text, and should prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment. If a child is not able to read yet, this is still a good book, and parents/teachers may read to the student. We have testimonies from parents of children as young as four years old who have enjoyed listening to the story in this book. There is truth to be learned from this story and that is the purpose of these lessons.

Further, we realize that while we suggest a certain number of pages for each lesson, children may want to hear the entire story and not wait for the six weeks it will take to get through the first set of lessons. It is okay to read the entire story to the children (Chapters 1–5). Rereading those pages as you and your children work through the lessons will only reinforce the truths contained in the book.

Read:

Pages 16–27

Scripture reading:

Galatians 5:22–23, Ephesians 6:1

Questions to answer:

  1. Describe what the Beetle-Brow people looked like.
  2. Jabeth was excited to learn that the Beetle-Brows would be staying for “at least a moon.” What is “a moon”? (Answer below)
  3. In short sentences, name and describe two of the games the boys from both tribes played.
  4. Write a short paragraph describing why Grandfather thinks the Beetle-Brow clan looked different from the neighboring tribes.
  5. In a short, descriptive paragraph describe how the tribes prepared for the hunt.
  6. How did the hunters get the bear out of the cave? Three instruments were used to kill the bear. What were they?
  7. How did the tribes celebrate the hunt? What events do we celebrate today? How are they celebrated? How are they the same or different from this celebration? (Parents: try to get children to come up with Christmas, weddings, baptism, Lord’s supper, Resurrection Sunday, birthdays, graduation, etc.)
  8. In a brief paragraph, describe the tribe members prepared the hide and meat? How do we prepare foods today for storage? (e.g. canning, freezing, drying, etc.)
  9. What is one of the lessons Jabeth learned about the Beetle-Brows and his friendship with the children of that tribe?

Words to know:

  • “A moon”—(time period of 28 days—the cycle of moon from new to full)
  • flint
  • lethal weapon
  • bruin

Activities:

  • Two games are mentioned in this story. Younger children might enjoy playing these games with their friends. The “crack the egg” game is similar to field hockey, with a much smaller goal.
  • Find out about bears—younger and older students will benefit from this article about bears.
  • Listen to an interesting audio on the Ötzi, the hi-tech stone-aged iceman!
  • For the more advanced student: Research the methods used in taxidermy today. How similar/different are those methods to the preservation methods discussed in the story?

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