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 28–30 (Chapter 3)

Scripture reading:

Genesis 11:1–8

Questions to answer:

  1. How did Jabeth know that the warm season was nearly over?
  2. In your own words, retell Grandfather’s account of how Jabeth’s tribe came to “live in such a cold place.”
  3. How did God prevent people from continuing their evil ways?
  4. What do we call a mountain that “spits out fire and smoke”?
  5. Name at least three things that Jabeth’s family needed to learn in order to survive as they moved north.

Words to know:

  • confusion
  • volcano

Activities:

  • Read about Australia’s “burning mountain.”
  • Younger (and older) students might enjoy doing a language comparison. To get them started, read about language changes. A good dictionary will give a clue on where most English words originate (e.g. from Latin, German, or French).
  • Older students might want to get a book on linguistics from the library to investigate this topic more thoroughly.

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