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Lesson 64: Pythagoras and the Temple of Artemis
Along with the MOH lesson, there is a great book called Mathmeticians are People, Too, and it has a chapter on Pythagoras. It’s geared to elementary aged students, but I think it’s fun and interesting for everyone. Depending on where your kids are in their math lessons, a short video about prime numbers might also be in order.
Lesson 65: Confucius
This is another opportunity to talk about world religions and compare them to Christianity. We continued reading in “Don’t All Religions Lead to God?” as well as the Kingfisher World Religions book, under “Chinese religions.” The Companion Guide also recommends Handbook of Today’s Religions by Josh McDowell. I will keep stressing how important I believe it is to address these with our kids while they are young and still under parental guidance.
Lesson 66: Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great
Here we are again in the book of Daniel, this time in Chapter 5. We also read Isaiah 44:28-45:1, as well as the MOH lesson.
If you did’t already watch the YouTube video of the Fall of Babylon, you can do that now:
We got back to our writing lessons with Institute for Excellence in Writing: Ancient History Writing Lessons. In the 2014 edition, Lesson 10 is writing a narrative story on the Fall of Babylon. This lesson could be spread out over a week or even two, depending on how you approach IEW.
Finally, my teens read Chapter 59 in History of the Ancient World.
To finish up, we added these events to our timelines, did the mapwork in the Companion Guide, my 9 & 12 year olds added the corresponding sections to their labpooks (folder books), and everyone did the Week 22 review quiz.
Be sure to check out all the great book suggestions and activity ideas in the Mystery of History Companion Guide! Follow the entire course with us at the main Mystery of History Volume 1 page here.
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