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.

Read:

Pages 62–71 (Chapter 7)

Questions to answer:

  1. What is a glacier? How is one formed?
  2. What conditions are necessary for the formation of an Ice Age?
  3. Discuss three ideas mentioned in the text as possible causes of the Ice Age.
  4. What is the “astronomical theory”?
  5. Where do creationists believe the moisture for the snow came from?
  6. What caused the oceans to cool after the Flood?
  7. What caused the Ice Age to come to a close?
  8. What was the weather like at the end of the Ice Age?
  9. How long was the Ice Age? How can the duration of the Ice Age be determined?
  10. What caused the extinction of the woolly mammoths? (See also Get Answers: Mammoths.)

Words/phrases to know:

  • Physical evidence
  • theory
  • greenhouse warming
  • fountains of the great deep
  • extinction

Activities:

  • Write a paper discussing the causes of the Ice Age. Use this Web site to get more information.
  • For older students: Why do creationists believe there was only one Ice Age? Discuss the problems with the multiple Ice-Age theories promoted by evolutionists.

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