Abraham, Joseph and Moses

Today in a single sweeping history lesson we covered 700 years of early Jewish history, beginning with Abraham and Sarah leaving Ur for Canaan, continuing with Joseph’s role in Egypt, then touching on Ramses the Great, and ending with the Moses leading the Jews in the Exodus from Egypt , and finally touching on Joshua as they returned to Cannan, the promised land.

Now that we’ve covered a reasonable chunk of history from creation (c. 5000 BC) to about 2000 BC, I’m planning to copy off small timeline figures onto cardstock, cut to approximately 3×5 card size and have the children practice lining up the cards in order. They are enjoying our timeline on the wall, and their History notebooks as well.  And of course, the “living history books” on the coffee table are always a hit!


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