Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt

Summary

In this study your family will begin at the beginning, with Creation, pairing it with learning about the oldest civilizations in the world, with a focus on Ancient Egypt. Geography will be covered through locating the regions read about and a modern-day look at the continent of Africa (since Egypt is there). Older students will also complete a study of the Old Testament Law and work on a six-year project of looking for doctrinal truths as they read through the Bible.

Book List for History, Geography, Bible

Read the books listed under Family to all the students together. Add the grade-level books as individual reads for any children you have in those grades. For example, if you have students in grades 3 and 7, you will want to get the books under Family, Grades 1–3, and Grades 7–9.

Family

  • Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors by Lorene Lambert
  • Bible
  • Exodus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
  • The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann
  • Numbers: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
  • Pharaoh’s Boat by David Weitzman
  • The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Egypt portfolio
  • Then and Now Bible Maps from Rose Publishing (Spiral-bound edition)
  • Visits to Africa notebook (one for each student)
  • Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Africa)
  • Material World by Peter Menzel (used with Visits to Africa)

plus . . .
Grades 1–3

  • Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
  • The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley

Grades 4–6

  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
  • The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley

Grades 7–9

  • Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Jashub’s Journal by Rebekah Shafer, Ruth Shafer, Sonya Shafer
  • Leviticus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
  • Motel of Mysteries by David Macaulay
  • The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne

Grades 10–12

  • Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
  • Book of Centuries (one for each student)
  • Discovering Doctrine by Sonya Shafer (one for each student)
  • Jashub’s Journal by Rebekah Shafer, Ruth Shafer, Sonya Shafer
  • Leviticus: A Commentary for Children (Herein Is Love series) by Nancy E. Ganz
  • Motel of Mysteries by David Macaulay
  • Uarda by Georg Ebers
  • Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton and David Down

Optional

  • Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
  • Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
  • The Butter Man by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
  • The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos (grades 1–3)
  • Letters from Egypt by Mary Whately, edited by Sonya Shafer (grades 3–12, used with Visits to Africa)
  • One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book by Kathryn Cave (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
  • Pyramid by David Macaulay
  • We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)
  • Yatandou by Gloria Whelan (grades 1–3, used with Visits to Africa)

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