Mystery of History: Lesson 19 – Moses and the Exodus

Moses and the Exodus: Reading Along with the Mystery of History text, I read Exodus, and Wonders and Miracles to the girls. These are both excellent books, especially Wonders and Miracles - it is full of stories, poems, readings, songs and incredible drawings. I consider it one of the more special books I own. The…

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Hammurabi

Hammurabi - Reading I read the lesson from the Mystery of History text book, as well as letting the girls explore the extensive work on Hammurabi and his rules that their older brother and sisters had done just a few years ago. We had spent an entire week learning about leadership and primary and secondary…

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Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau: Reading I read out the lesson about Jacob and Esau from the Mystery of History text book, and we also read around the subject using the family Bible. Honestly, the Family Bible is one of the best books I own for giving the reader lots of extraneous information helping them to understand…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Ten – Stonehenge

We did our Stonehenge lesson over a couple of weeks, as we had never covered it before and I wanted to learn a bit more about it! I found an excellent couple of story books which describe different aspects of Stonehenge. They were my starting point to lots of lovely hands on activities 🙂 Stonehenge:…

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How to Make Historical Clothing for Dolls: Stonehenge Fashion

As we go through our Mystery of History studies, I will be making historical clothing for the girls' dolls as and when I have time. The girls still enjoy playing with their dolls, especially dressing and undressing them 🙂 I couldn't find a male doll so I massacred one of the girl dolls which now…

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How to Make Stonehenge Hand Tools

I used the teacher's guide from the Stonehenge website as my source of inspiration to make some hand tools from the Neolithic period of Stonehenge. Stonehenge Hand Tools: The Antler Pick Picture Credit I drew a vague antler pick shape out of stiff cardboard: The children cut some out: Added some padding (crushed up foil)…

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Mystery Of History: Lesson Nine – Gilgamesh

Having already covered Gilgamesh during our Ancient Mesopotamia Unit Study with the littles a couple of years ago I wondered if I should maybe skip it.  I mean, we had studied it quite in depth.  But then I began to toss around some ideas, and figured why not!  They were very young before, and we…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Eight – The Tower of Babel

I wondered what on earth I could teach my girls about the Tower of Babel.  I mean, they have read their Bible.  And they are very familiar with the story.  What else was there?  It wasn't until I began digging a bit deeper, using the Mystery of History text as my starting point, that I…

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Mystery of History Lesson Three: Tubalcain and Jubal

The third Mystery of History lesson was about Tubal Cain and Jubal.  The mention of these men in Genesis shows how advanced early man actually was.  Jubal, the brother of Jabal, is the second son of Lamech with Adah.  He is described in the Bible as “the father of all such as handle the harp…

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How to Make Bronze Age Artefacts for Imaginative Play and Learning

This is going to be a post outlining how we made our own Bronze Age Artefacts and will be mainly pictures with a few annotations.  We have been learning about Tubal-Cain and Jubal in our Mystery of History lessons.  They are only mentioned once in the Bible: His brother's name was Jubal; he was the…

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The Mystery of History Lesson One: Creation

Creation is such a fun topic to study, and in doing so one can imagine the blank canvas of the universe as God painted His beautiful ideas into being.  I know some struggle with teaching their children about creation, but not me.  The very idea that we were created by a loving God, formed into…

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