Noah’s Ark – is it a true story?

As you may know, we have started a study unit on WEATHER, which became topical when parts of Australia were enduring heavy rains & floods (namely Queensland and northern NSW).  The perfect time to introduce NOAH.

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We began, of course, by reading the story – the girls made up their own little booklets available from http://www.dltk-bible.com/genesis/noahbook/index.htm then we made a cardboard box ark and incorporated the 2 times tables, counting the plastic animals in pairs as they boarded the ark (thankfully we also had a plastic Noah & wife).

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Miss 7 thought of using the beanbag as Mt. Ararat, which we discovered was in Turkey.  Then we set about proving that the story was true – as I think it brings the story to life when we start delving into the possibilities.

We read some accounts from eye witnesses ( http://www.arkonararat.com/) focusing on one written by a young boy (now an adult) – the girls eyes lit with excitement. I also read this article beforehand http://www.westarkchurchofchrist.org/library/noahsark.htm, which was for my own information & was fascinating.

So…next thing is to help the girls unravel the mysteries, and we started with FLOODS.

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~ by homeschoollearningforlife on June 23, 2009.

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