History (alternates with Science & Geography)
LESSON: World History
RESOURCES: World History, Timeline
1. Project: Make a world history timeline of Adam to Moses.
a. Purchase a large three-ring binder and fill it with heavy paper. (Optional: connect the ends with tape or glue and fold the papers, like an accordion.)
b. Label each page at the top a certain time period. The timeline should include a page per millennium. For example, the first page should cover from Adam to Noah. When you enter into the AD section of the timeline, there should be a page marked for each century. The 19th century should have a page for each decade.
c. Draw at least four different straight colored horizontal lines on each page-- the first for Biblical history; the second for world events; the third for famous people; and the fourth for science, literature, and art.
d. Let the students label each line with major characters' name, birth and date of death and major events as they are studied over the years.
2. Biography: Write a biography of a famous person in history: include date and place of birth & death, major events, occupation, contribution, character traits, other important facts.
3. Activity: Play "Who am I?".
List 5 important facts (who, what, when, where, why, and how) about a person you have studied. Write these into a riddle. For example. "This person tricked and was tricked. Tribes were made by his dozen. He was humbled in a wrestling match. Though a twin, he was different from the other. His name meant deceiver. Who am I?" Read one sentence of the riddle at a time. Others must guess who the riddle is about before all the facts are read. Each riddle is worth 5 points. Take away a point for each fact that you give.
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