Textbook:

Exploring Planet Earth

Exploring Planet Earth

by John Hudson Tiner

The first in a series of what will be three books on science, geared toward the homeschool family. With definitions of terms and identification of explorers, scientists, etc., this book gives students excellent introductory knowledge of famous people and history.

Introduction:

This series is geared toward middle students. The lessons in the book contain questions for each chapter. We will point to articles on our Web site to go along with the ideas in the chapter. We will also supply Scripture as often as possible to go along with the lesson. Parents should start with the Scripture lesson 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, parents may wish to read the text to the student.

Read:

  • Pages 32–42

Scripture:

  • Psalm 18:15
  • Job 34:13
  • Psalm 33:8
  • John 3:16

Note: These lessons discuss the discovery of lands and people groups previously unknown to European and Asian countries. Yet, the people in these “new” lands were descendants of Noah (and therefore, Adam), so were also in need of salvation. When God says He loves the whole world (John 3:16), this includes people groups in the newly discovered places.

Activity

Have students trace Magellan’s journey on a world map. Research the various countries where he landed (e.g. Brazil, Guam, Phillipines). Write a paper detailing the history of each country.

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