RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)

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Marie
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RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)

Unread post by Marie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:24 pm

Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam).

deepmagic
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Arabia & Islam--a wonderful

Unread post by deepmagic » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:12 pm

Well, I'm thrilled to be the first to post some of our fun experiences with these weeks from RTR.

Decorations:We used a hula-hoop & wrapped a long curtain around it (cut the hoop with a hack saw & then strung the curtain & taped the cut back together). Next, we hung the curtained hoop from our ceiling with wire and strung it with white Christmas lights. Instant Arabian tent! We placed blankets & pillows on the floor inside the tent & made this our special reading nook. http://pinterest.com/pin/182677328605896583/

We set up a Pandora acct with Middle Eastern music that we piped into our school room.

Also, we read Aladdin by Philip Pullman.
[Aladdin And The Enchanted Lamp, Philip Pullman (Author), Sophy Williams (Illustrator)]
Spoiler Alert: It's a great book, but there's mention of beheading the bad guy at the end (just a warning).

Banquet Time: We made some great Middle Eastern recipes:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mediterran ... etail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-baklava/detail.aspx
and fixed spiced Chai from Bigilow for tea-time.
Happily, we have a wonderful authentic Middle Eastern Restaurant in our city. What a wonderful meal & sweet talk with the Persian proprietors.

We also watched a great BBC video on the Frankincense Trail on YouTube:
[search YouTube for this Frankincense Trail series]

For art, we purchased tiny wooden birdhouses from Joanne’s for $1. Then, used a mosaic kit from hobbylobby to decorate the roof. Painted the sides with acrylics. Wahlah…so pretty!
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.a ... mId=195396

I hope you and your kids have as wonderful a time as we have with this study. I especially loved that my kids are learning the Nicene Creed at the same time that they are learning about Islam. It’s such a nice balance to have truth filling my kids’ hearts & minds even while they are learning the lies of Islam…
Many blessings!
Sonjia

MelissaB
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Re: RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)

Unread post by MelissaB » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Sonjia ~ Love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing! We're definitely cooking Baklava and watching the Frankincense film. Great stuff!

We're also using these resources from Voice of the Martyrs as we study Islam:
The book, I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh:
[Editor's note: This book is available from My Father's World, as part of the 7-8th grade package for Exploring Countries and Cultures]
And Iran: Desperate for God - https://secure.persecution.com/products ... egoryID=64

They do a wonderful job showing how Islam affects people's lives - & how Christ can free them. :)
Melissa B. (Arkansas)
Girls ages 16 & 13
Completed K, 1st, and Investigate {ECC; CTG; RTR; Expl.-1850; and 1850-Mod. Times}
"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,.." Titus 2:4

MelissaB
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WEEK 15 - ANATOMY PROJECT

Unread post by MelissaB » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:47 pm

O.K., we learned something today: For Wk. 15's project in The Human Body for Every Kid, invest in some quality trash bags. :)
The Lung project is great. We tried using a plastic grocery store bag, then a cheap brand of a tall kitchen bag, and it worked alright (sort of... :~ ). But the experiment could have been much more effective had the trash bag been of thicker, better quality plastic.
Melissa B. (Arkansas)
Girls ages 16 & 13
Completed K, 1st, and Investigate {ECC; CTG; RTR; Expl.-1850; and 1850-Mod. Times}
"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,.." Titus 2:4

mothermayi
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Re: RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)

Unread post by mothermayi » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Deepmagic,

Thank you so much for posting these wonderful ideas! We will begin RtR in August and I can't wait to get to this topic so I can incorporate your ideas!
Thanks again!
Returning to MFW for 2015!! :-)
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