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:

These lessons are geared for middle students. The lessons in the book contain questions for each chapter. We will point to articles on our website which go along with those lessons. We will also supply Scripture as often as possible to go along with the lesson. Parents should start with the Scripture lesson. It is important that parents 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 90–109

Scripture:

  • Genesis 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25
  • Job 38:22
  • Eccles. 1:7

Activity:

  1. Visit your local library and find more information on Louis Agassiz.
  2. Get a large world map. Using a colored marker, trace the route of the rivers mentioned in this lesson (Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon, Nile). Then, find as many tributaries for each river as possible and using a different colored marker trace those. Keep going and see how far out from the main river you can find smaller rivers.

Additional articles:

For older students:

  • British scriptural geologists in the first half of the 19th century.

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