For those who have never seen or used My Father's World, it is a Bible-based curriculum that encompasses history, art, literature and science in a very structured and organized way. For instance, a big part of the first few weeks of MFW-CTG is Ancient Egypt. It has been a very comprehensive study, covering their history, culture and economy. As we've studied the history, we've also been reading the corresponding Bible chapters that take place in Egypt.
|Olivia was King Menes of Upper Egypt|
|Gabe was the king of Lower Egypt|
|Upper Egypt invades!|
|King Menes becomes king over a united Egypt!|
Olivia also learned about different styles of dress and how they indicated your status in Egyptian society. We made a slave's tunic and sandals from burlap and hemp.
The curriculum has had lots of coloring pages that illustrate daily life for the Egyptian people which we compared to the lives of the Israelites, who were shepherds.
Olivia also had to tell the stories of Abraham and Joseph in her own words, who both spent time in Egypt.
We also studied the architecture of the great pyramids and why they built them.
|She then built a model of the Great Pyramid from cubes, including the covered walkway that would have led from the Nile to the tomb.|
|She then used small paper pyramids to build one large pyramid.|
She also studied their artwork and writing and tried her hand at both with surprisingly good results.
|Drawing her name in a cartouche.|
So far, we've had great time doing the My Father's World curriculum this year and have lots more to do!