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Lesson 52: King Josiah
Besides reading the MOH lesson, we read 2 Kings 22-23 and 2 Chronicles 34-35. My youngest also read Chapter 97 of the Children’s Story Bible.
This lesson is closely related to Lesson 53, and the Ayssrians play a part. So over these three lessons, some extended Assyrian activities are fun.
Lesson 53: Nahum and Zephaniah
After reading the MOH lesson, I showed the kids the Bible Project videos for the books of Nahum and Zephaniah. From this point forward, I use these for each book of the Bible covered. They are short, comic-style drawings that keep the kids captivated while giving a really cool overview of these books. They help to put the prophetic books in perspective.
I also stress, over and over, that the layout of our English Bible is not all chronological, and try to show the kids how the story actually flows. Mystery of History makes this easier, but I think constantly explaining it is helpful.
The kids also read both of these books in their Bibles. There was LOTS of Bible reading this week!
Lesson 54: Jeremiah (Judah’s Prophet)
After reading the MOH lesson, we watched two more Bible Project Videos, and read portions of Jeremiah, plus the book of Lamentations. My youngest read Chapter 98 of The Children’s Story Bible.
We added more kings and prophets to the chart we started several weeks ago.
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 17 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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