Hello Folks! When everyone is ready they can start lessons. Grandma is going to leave the dancing to your decision because you know what you want to do. I do not have any special games for today unfortunately.
Covers Jeremiah. Faith Alive asks these questions:
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? The prophet Jeremiah, who preached in Jerusalem, wrote this book.
When...was this book written? Jeremiah was written between 627 BC and the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
How...Does Jeremiah show us God's love? Because God's people have turned away from him, they must suffer consequences. Yet God promises to preserve his people. The punishment lasts only for a time. God disciplines the people to draw them back to him. He will make a new covenant with them. In this covenant, he will forgive their sins through the blood of Jesus.
What...special messages does this book give us? God must sometimes discipline his people for their own good. God would use Babylon to confront the people of Judah because of their sinfulness. Jeremiah urged the king and people to repent of their sin and surrender to God's will. For this, Jeremiah was ridiculed and hated, but he remained faithful to God.
...are some important chapters in this book?
God calls Jeremiah. Jeremiah 1
The wickedness of Judah. Jeremiah 5
God and idols. Jeremiah 10
The righteous Branch, Christ. Jeremiah 23, 33
Return from captivity promised. Jeremiah 25, 29
Jeremiah and a false prophet. Jeremiah 28
God's new covenant of forgiveness. Jeremiah 31
A family that obeyed God. Jeremiah 35
Jeremiah is put in a cistern. Jeremiah 38
Jerusalem is destroyed. Jeremiah 39
Faith Alive presents questions and activities in "Let's Live It! Jeremiah 1:4-8 God's Purposes For Your Life--Read Jeremiah 1:4-8. God knew Jeremiah before he was born; God had planned work for Jeremiah even then; God would help Jeremiah do that work for him; and Jeremiah's role was to trust God and do his work.
Like Jeremiah, you are special to God. Ask him to show you how you can accomplish his purposes in your life.
You might write down what you think you'd like to be. Date it and put it in your Bible. Later, see if it's changed. Discuss with someone how you could serve God in your job.
Life In Bible Times-Jewelry-Israelite men and women wore jewelry, like bracelets, chains, and necklaces. Women also wore earrings. Women in some nations even wore nose rings! Jewelry was beautifully made of Ivory, bronze, silver, and gold. Sometimes precious stones like rubies and emeralds were added.
Life in Bible Times-Figs-Figs grew on trees all over Palestine, so they were handy for everyone to eat. Fig trees have large leaves, and the figs are full of sugar. The Israelites dried and pressed the figs into cakes to eat at home and when traveling.
Life In Bible Times-Smelting Metal-Iron is a strong metal used in Bible times for many things. The ore was placed in thick clay pots and heated in brick furnaces. The metal in the pots melted and was poured out by workmen. It could then be used to make dishes, tools, or weapons.
Life in Bible Times-A Potter At Work-Clay pots were used in Israel for cooking and for holding water, oil and grain. Potters shaped the clay into pots with their hands while the clay was spinning on a flat wheel. Making pots was an important job, because every household needed many clay pots.
Let's Live It! Jeremiah 25:8-14 Seventy Years--How old are you? Does it seem as if you've been alive forever? Does twenty sound old to you? Does thirty? How about seventy? You may think you'll never get that old. But you may, sooner than you think!
God told Jeremiah that the people of Judah would be taken to Babylon. But after seventy years God would bring them home. Seventy years must have sounded like an eternity. It wasn't. God kept his promise. What great things do you suppose he's planning for you at twenty? at thirty? at seventy? forever?
Life In Bible Times-Prophets-God's messengers in Old Testament times were called prophets. God told each prophet what to say. Even when God's people did not want to hear his message, the prophet had to speak to them.
Words to Remember 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love.
Did You Know? 31:31 What was the new covenant? Even though God was about to punish his people, he still loved them. Here God promised to make a new covenant, or agreement, with his people. Under the new covenant God would change people's hearts and forgive their sins. See how Jesus shares this new covenant with us in Matthew 26:27-28.
Let's Live It! Jeremiah 33:14-16 A Branch?--Jeremiah 33:14-16 is a passage especially for advent, the season right before Christmas. Jeremiah speaks of a "righteous Branch" growing out of King David's line. Someone would come from David's family tree. You know who it is. It's Jesus! Jesus is righteous--without sin. And everyone who believes in him becomes a branch on his family tree. That means God sees us as righteous, too.
This Advent, before you decorate your Christmas tree, cut off one branch. (Or find one pine bough elsewhere.) Bend it into a circle, and place four candles around it to form an Advent wreath. Light the candles, one new one each week, when you have family Advent devotions. Jesus is the Branch who gives us reason to celebrate the season.
Life in Bible Times-City Cisterns-In Israel, cities often had giant cisterns, like underground water storage tanks. There were thirty-seven cisterns cut in the rock under Jerusalem. One held over two million gallons of water! People needed this water if an enemy army surrounded the city walls and blocked off the streams so no water could get into the city.
Life in Bible Times-Scribes-Scribes were educated men who earned their living by writing letters or important papers. A scribe named Baruch wrote this Bible book as Jeremiah the prophet dictated it to him."
Birthdays and events for the Calendars etc.
January 22 has a little to offer in birthdays; for in 1561 Francis Bacon, English essayist, was born. Then in 1788 George Gordon, Lord Byron, English poet was born. In 1930 Brian Wildsmith, children's book illustrator, was born. His "four children frequently helped him evaluate his book illustrations. After pinning an illustration to a wall. Wildsmith would ask his kids what they thought of it. If they were less than enthusiastic, he'd think of ways to improve it. Only when the children were excited about the illustration would he feel satisfied. Do your students' parents have jobs the kids can help with? Why or why not?
An event of 1789 in which The Power of Sympathy, by William Hill Brown-- considered by some to be the First American Novel--was published.
Today is also Elfstedentocht (the Netherlands), in which "(Tour of the Eleven Towns) is an ice-skating event that began in the Netherlands in the 17th century. Young men in the northern province of Friesland decided to skate, in a single day, over all the frozen canals that connected the province's 11 towns. Every year, thousands of participants skate over the same 129-mile, 483-yard course. Have your students figure out how long it would take them to cover the Elfstedentocht course if they skated at an average rate of 5, 7, or 12mph."
It is also considered National Popcorn Day that happens for the (Super Bowl Sunday). The activity for this is coming up with a flavor not invented yet and asking the popcorn company to come up with it.
In going through the calendar events of Book (1) the other day, Grandma believes there was a travel to Antarctica mentioned. As cold and snowing as the weather is right now, Grandma feels a good time to talk about the Continent. There is a video her granddaughter found and watches a lot about the Dinosaurs and how they roamed when the other continents were connected to Antartica in which that continent was further north at the time and a tropical land. It is three films in one and called the "Land of the Dinosaurs."
Book (2) as Africa was covered in. It gives some information and activities as follows:
Antarctica, the coolest place on earth, is the fifth largest continent. This ice-covered area completely encircles the South Pole. The continent is surrounded by the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.
Desposits of metal ores and coal are located on Antarctica, although these sites have not been mined. Petroleum also is believed to be present offshore.
Plant fossils have been found in Antarctica, indicating that a worm climate once existed on the continent. Today, however, only a few plants and insects can survive Antarctica's frozen interior. Penguins, whales, krill, birds, and fish live in the surrounding waters.
People do not live on this continent permanently. Scientific research stations are located on Antarctica. All supplies and food must be delivered during the summer months. The summer season is between November and January. Summer temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit on the northern Islands. During the winter season, May to June, the continent is dark with extremely cold weather and dangerous blizzards.
In 1959, the Antarctica Treaty was signed by twelve countries. It states that Antarctica is to be used for scientific research and exploration only. The findings are to be shared by all participating countries. The research includes such topics as the ocean environment, earthquakes, magnetism, the weather, and the ozone layer above the continent. The treaty forbids military bases, nuclear weapons, and the disposal of radioactive materials. The treaty also protects the plants and animals of Antarctica. Seven of the countries, Australia, France, Argentina, Chile, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Norway, have claimed areas of the continent. These claims, however, are not recognized by the treaty. This peaceful international treaty, for which was adopted to ban mining and oil exploration in Antarctica for the next 50 years. It was renewed in 1991. Find out more about the treaty and make a list of its provisions. List five reasons that you feel it is important to maintain (or not to maintain) specific terms of the treaty. Should other provisions be added? Share your opinions with the class. They drew a killer whale carrying a PEACE flag.
Who saw it first? Before the continent of Antarctica was discovered, ancient Greek philosophers believed that a large mass of land was needed on the southern end of the earth to balance the other land regions. It was not until the late 1700's that the search for the continent began. Although the records are not clear as to who first saw the continent, many explorers have led important expeditions and made important discoveries.
Select an explorer from the list below and write a paragraph to describe his expedition.
Cover a bent coathanger with a nylon stocking and make a face of the explorer. Attach your report.
Roald Amundsen Robert F. Scott
Richard Byrd James Cook
Lincoln Ellsworth Charles Wilkes
James C. Ross Nathaniel B. Palmer
Because of the cold climate and lack of plant life, few animals live on the continent of Antarctica. Find out about the animals that do live there by assembling an animal mobile.
Select an animal from the list below. Complete the information cards, cut them out, and tie them onto a hanger. Decorate the hanger to resemble a chunk of ice.(You will have to draw or find the animals in magazine's. You can hunt for information on any of them you wish and as many as you wish.)
albatross crabeater seal humpback whale
blue whale Emperor penguin Krill
Before expeditions to Antarctica, there was no information about the continent. Some people believed the land was populated and had plant life. Others thought that the heat around the equator would keep explorers from traveling south. The first explorers, however, were blocked by huge pieces of ice and didn't see land.
Let's pretend that you are a member of one of the teams sent in the 1800's to explore antarctica. List, in order of importance, five items that you must take for survival in this region. Tell why you would need each item. Remember--there is no electricity!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!
The continent of Antarctica is used mostly for scientific research. You are a member of the United States team located at the McMurdo Station on Ross Island. The researchers recently discovered an interesting fact about Antarctica.
You have been assigned to write a news story telling about the discovery. Complete the information below before writing the article.
The Five W's
A Claim to Fame
Throughout history, there have been many great people who have contributed to making the world a better place. Read a biography about a famous person. Design a Medalion to show recognition of one of this person's major accomplishments. The page shows a big circle with the Name of the Book:, Author:, Famous person:, and Major accomplishment:. listed below it.
Two books are listed for literature on Antarctica. The first is called
by Helen Cowcher
Summary:The creatures of Antarctica share a strange, beautiful, and quiet continent. Their main enemies are each other Survival requires constant watching for larger creatures who are stalking for food...until new creatures, humans, arrive to share their world.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1990
1. Explain why it is dark both day and night during the winter months on the continent of Antarctica. During which months does winter occur?
2. Research the eating habits of each of the life forms found in and around Antarctica. Make a list beginning with the smallest, algae, and concluding with the largest, the blue whale. Construct a chart to illustrate the Antarctic food chain.
3. Compare Adelie penguins to Emperor penguins.
4. Find out more about the importance of icebreakers in the Antarctic region.
5. Brainstorm ways the new creatures, humans, could destroy or share Antarctica with its wildlife.
A Tale Of Antarctica
by ulco Glimmerveen
Summary: Through the eyes of penguins, the reader sees how pollution is destroying the continent of Antarctica.
New York: Scholastic Inc., 1990
1. List the items that litter the beaches as described in the book. What types of pollution are destroying beaches throughout the world?
2. Simulate an oil spill by pouring a small amount of oil into a shallow pan of water. Drop shells, rocks, snad, feathers, and other items into the water. Think of ways to clean these items. How can the "spill" be removed? After descussing different methods, try removing the oil with spoons to scoop it up, paper towels to absorb it, and wind to blow it away. Which method works best? List the pros and cons of each method.
3. Find out why penguins live only in the southern part of the world.
4. The Emperor penguin has unusual nesting habits. What are the responsibilities of the male and female after the female lays an egg?
5. After brainstorming about the environment problems of the world, write a paragraph describing the perfect environment in which man could live.
More Topics to Research
Polar Jet Ross Ice Shelf Enderby Land
IGY--International Ice cap Exploration (Polar)
Geophysical Year Lichens Antarctic Circle
Krill Midge International Whaling
Mt. Erebus Antarctic Claims Commission
Ozone McMurdo Naval Blizzards
Icebreakers (ships) Air Station Antarctic Ocean
Antarctic icebergs Victoria Land Southern Elephant
Magnetic South Pole Transantarctic Seal
Glaciers Mountains Antarctic Peninsula
More Topics that can be researched about Africa
Sahara Desert Victoria Falls Pygmies
Irrigation Mt. Kilimanjaro Petroleum production
Oasis Bronze Louis Leakey
The Great Pyramids Ivory Hieroglyphics
Sand Dunes Mosque Rosetta Stone
Diamonds Cassava Mummies
Gold Nomads Lungfish
Suez Canal The Great Sphinx
Baobab tree Gnus