Using RTR in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom

If you are using Rome to the Reformation, please share your ideas with us.
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Marie
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Using RTR in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom

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Using RTR in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom.
Julie in MN
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Astronomy co-op manual

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I noticed that Jeannie Fulbright mentions a co-op manual for Astronomy. It looks like it's an e-book. Might be useful for some folks:
http://lessonplansastronomy.com/
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Twice Freed Ideas

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BostonMom wrote:My daughter and I are leading her girls' book group in a discussion/activity based on Twice Freed by Patricia St. John soon. I'm not very creative :~ , and I know many of you are, and I would love some ideas !? about what we could do for about an hour or so with 8 girls age 12. Thanks for any help you could give! :)
Read the book of Philemon and do a Venn diagram as a group, comparing the book and the Book?

Not creative here, either :)
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Re: Twice Freed Ideas

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I remember main points of the book, but not enough details on some of it...

For language arts side of it for a few minutes, you could do a quizlet flashcards
http://quizlet.com/4654836/ace-9th-engl ... ash-cards/
kinda boring. blah.. :)

What about ideas about bearing one another’s burdens?
Or turns at being each other’s slaves and having to be kind masters and obedient slaves? (doing kind things like please get me my snack)

Have Roman based feast/snack.

I have no idea on the content or value of it, but Rainbow Resource carries a mini guide. The guide is geared toward 6th-9th graders, but maybe an idea on the sample might spark an idea? Or if there is time, get it if it the shipping isn’t too bad? I don’t know. Here
http://rainbowresource.com/product/sku/032155/

You could look up the temple where the big argument takes places (referenced in book of Acts too) and play with “greek coins.”

On another forum out there, someone suggested some map work. Point out the cities mentioned and realize how far (100 miles) is it to travel. Talk about travel plans – what would you take on a journey like that.

What sorts of things did Eirene do? Would the girls like to try that? I’ve forgotten the book. Eirene did weaving right? Maybe a weaving project?

would anything on forgiveness be good? is anyone in the group mad at each other and needs to hug?

-crystal
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Re: Twice Freed Ideas

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Thanks Ladies--great ideas!! :)
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Re: Twice Freed Ideas

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I really like the idea of starting with the book of Philemon in the Bible. I heard a sermon on this book several years ago and have been intrigued ever since. As many times when reading the Bible, it caused me to ask more questions wondering what the circumstances were behind this passage of scripture. Who was Philemon? Who was this Onesimus who Paul was going "to bat for", so to speak? What had Onesimus done? Why was Paul so invested in him to be writing to Philemon asking him to receive Onesimus back and to forgive his transgressions? How was it that Onesimus was coming back to this master he had wronged? Etc. Etc. Etc. Of course, Twice Freed is a fictional book and does not tell us what actually happened, but I found it helped me to visualize what times might have been like, what the circumstances surrounding the names in the Bible could have been.

You could have them read Philemon and then list any questions or point of interest it brings up. You could be prepared with questions and points of interest in case they have a hard time coming up with something or get stumped. And then you could be the facilitator at each meeting helping them to discuss what they have read in the book up to that point.

As Crystal mentioned, using a map to show the areas read about in the book would be good. It would put real places to the story.

This sounds like so much fun! I am excited for the possibilities for you and these girls! Have fun with it!

Amy C.
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