I think I’ve got these out of order, I forgot to post this one. Chapter fourteen in SOTW is The Israelites leave Egypt. Story of the World is written so that it can be used secularly, but does include references to some Biblical events. It is very easy to add more Bible to it, so it is a very popular choice for both secular and religious homeschoolers. Our project for this chapter was to make a woven basket to go with the story of Moses.
This turned out to be a bit fiddly and I ended up finishing it all up with staples all over the place.
Jitterbug and Ladybug painted the inside. Skeeterbug was going to do the outside but we never got around to it. Ladybug absconded with it and for awhile I found it around the house with various stuffed animals or dolls in it.
Instead of doing a sticker activity scene like the Activity Guide suggests, we just coloured the pieces and laid them on top of the background to tell the story. We’ll keep this in Skeeterbug’s history notebook so we can pull it out again sometime.
I coloured the background. Ladybug helped me colour the other pieces. She said the pharaoh is pink “because he’s mad at the other guy.” Here’s the Nile turned to blood…
Frogs! Frogs everywhere!
Skeeterbug’s colouring page from the chapter. I don’t make him do all of these, he chooses to do them for most chapters.
Mapwork showing the Israelites’ path out of Egypt, across the Red Sea and into Canaan. Or the wilderness nearby, anyway.
We still need to add a title to this page. The red one came from here, I can’t find the link for the other.
We also read the Exodus by Brian Wildsmith which was perfect. I found the illustrations to be a bit busy but the story was good.
We also flipped through this Tabernacle Model book by Tim Dowley. and worked on the paper model of the tabernacle. We were excited about it until we discovered how fiddly it was. Lots of tiny pieces to fold and glue. Skeeterbug lost interest in no time. I’m setting this aside for when he’s older. The link says it is unavailable now, I think I purchased it from a Christian bookstore. The book itself was also a bit above his interest level, upper primary would be more suited to it I think.
We are about halfway through SOTW Volume 1. Over the summer (January) I’m planning to do some catch up with history and science. Hopefully we will be able to start Volume 2 (Middle Ages) toward the beginning of the school year.