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Lesson 58: Nebuchadnezzar II and the Hanging Gardens
After reading the MOH lesson aloud, I also read aloud from Daniel chapters 1-4. Now is a good time to add in the Bible Project Video of the Book of Daniel.
Draw and Write Through History (Greece and Rome) has a drawing lesson on the Hanging Gardens (and it includes a drawing of the Ishtar Gate), as well as cursive copywork on this subject. I let my younger kids follow the drawing lesson, while my older kids (who love to draw and are natural artists) drew their own version.
We also watched this short video of the prophecy in Daniel about the fall of Babylon:
Lesson 59: Daniel
Continuing in the book of Daniel, we read chapters 5-9, as well as the MOH lesson. In the Companion Guide, there is an activity entitled “Diagramming Daniel 2.” I really liked this idea, so I made a worksheet for my kids to use.
You can download the PDF here:
Not for the last time in this book, we discussed Daniel and standing up for what’s right. He’s such a great example for teens, especially in our society. Daniel trusted God implicitly, and set a great example for us to follow. We need more Daniels in this world!
Lesson 60: Aesop’s Fables
Most of my kids have read some or heard some of these fables, so we didn’t spend a lot of time on the actual stories. I did give my youngest (10) a small book of Aesop’s Fables, but she said, “These stories are weird and I don’t like them.” Hey, some lessons are just a flop. We read the MOH lesson and moved on.
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 20 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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