What kind of government did the Ten Commandments establish? (image source)
The Ten Commandments established the Israelites as a theocracy, a nation governed by God through men. This establishment set them apart with their law from the other nations they would encounter in the Promised Land. The Ten Commandments were a sign of God’s covenant with Israel and provided the principles on which the rest of the law was based.
The main theme of the Ten Commandments surround love of The Lord and love of the relationships around you. Jesus states this in Matthew 22:37, 39. Deut. 6:5 and Lev. 19:18 also reiterates this. The first four commandments, in order of importance, govern our relationship with God. For example, making graven images and taking the Lord’s name in vain represents failure to love God. The remaining six commandments address our relationships with other people. For example, murder, theft, and adultery are symptoms of failing to love others.
Adultery, meaning having intimate relations outside of marriage vows, is used in the Bible as a metaphor for breaking covenant with God. An example of this is found in Hosea 1-3.
Bearing false witness in Israel had devastating results. A person’s witness or testimony would bring an accusation against a person and if it was sided with, the victim would receive severe consequences and even death. An example of a false witness is found in 1 Kings 21:1-16.
Why was the command not to covet included with commands about murder and theft? (image source)
Coveting means to want what someone else has. It shows dissatisfaction with what God has given and disrespect to the person to whom the item or person belongs. Although coveting does not always lead to a physical sin, God does not make a distinction between a sin in the heart and physical sin. Coveting is a sin in the heart.
*covet – Latin cupere, meaning “to desire, to long for.”
Other Resources: Story of the World V.1 Chapter 6 pp.35-45; Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework p.7
Science (image source)
Animals – are multicellular organisms that can move and eat other organisms as their food.
Plants – have cell walls and chloroplasts, which allow them to convert sunlight into food.
Fungi – are multicellular organisms with cell walls. They do not photosynthesize like plants.
Protists – have complex cells with true nuclei. Most are single-celled organisms.
Monera – most bacteria belong to this kingdom. They have simple cells and no nuclei.
Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.6
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Assyrian Empire Other Resources: Story of the World V.1 Ch.7 pp.46-50 & Ch.23 pp.169-172; The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History pp. 146-149
Mirror Images – forms that are identical to another except that it is reversed, as if viewed in a mirror. Click here for great free worksheets to have your kiddos practice drawing mirror images.
I ran across this cute blog (housingaforest.com) that describes briefly how she taught her little ones mirror image drawing as a road trip project. Fun. 🙂
Timeline (week 2 starts at 32 seconds)
Click here for a great correlating booklist created by halfahundredacrewood.com. The list is broken down for each CC subject.
Click here for another great reading list created by livingouthislove.com.