CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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Week 15
(including the Tabernacle)
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Model Tabernacle - one per child or one per family

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DS4home wrote:We are in week 15 of CTG and are going to make the Tabernacle. For those who have been there, did you make one per child or work on one together? Is it OK to just divvy out the jobs and make it a together project? If we make more than one we are going to have to drink a lot more juice to empty another couple of cartons - fast! I have 2 dc doing CTG.

I'm wondering how much room is this going to take and where should I set it (or them) up? Please share what you all did :)
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:03 am by: Lucy

We only made one when we did it. It was not too big. A coffee table or end table would hold it fine if I remember correctly. It has been a few years.

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:21 am by: Tricia Croke

We only made one too. It was enough work for everyone.

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:17 pm by: MJP

We just did one too.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:45 pm by: Tina

Hi: We just finished this last week also. We only made one. I think I will have them re-assemble it as we continue to read about the Israelites.

Have fun.

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:05 pm by: Suzq

We just did this last week too. I started out by making two -- one for each of my boys. We did not have any milk or juice cartons but I cut cardboard the size that was needed and folded the sides up according to the way I understood the milk carton directions. Now we did not have enough cloth coverings for two (I am not a seamstress and don't have much spare material on hand) so we ended up with only one. But we had two of all the little cutout things. However my 8 year old did not like to fold that small paper so I ended up doing most of his for him. It seems like it is huge if you have all the edge curtains up but we ended up sqeezing them together so they fit on the table we were using. We never did glue those edge curtains, we just folded them and set them on top of each other. It sure helped us to visualize the Tabernacle. Enjoy!
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Here is a site with a free printable 3d model of the tabernacle, similar to MFW, but it's colored already and has some of the textures like ram skin and linen.

http://www.gospelhall.org/teaching--pre ... rness.html

Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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The tabernacle in the CTG manual is very easy to make. I am not good at detailed projects at all. This one is easy. You get 4 days to make it.

However, we did this project on a Sunday afternoon in just about 2 hours and that included time to look around the house to get supplies (did not go shopping) and be very interrupted by our youngest child. Remember though, you will have 4 school days to do this entire project. But if needed, it could be done on a weekend afternoon.

Agreeing with Suzq that you don't need milk cartons. Cut up some cardboard, or cereal boxes, or we just happened to have a long shoe box that was perfect.
getting started with the frame
getting started with the frame
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For the fabric curtains, we used a bit more of the same fabric from above, plus red and gray tissue paper and a paper bag (for brown paper). (We thought about using Christmas wrapping paper with angels on it and wished we had thought of it sooner, but the scrap fabric was there.) We stapled the paper to loosely cover the shoe box. good enough.
4 layers of curtains
4 layers of curtains
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My husband has an important tip to share: when you do the courtyard curtains, don't glue the ends together where it says to "glue here". Reason? If you want to keep it simple while packing up of the project it is very quick to get to clean up if you didn't glue those ends together because now you can just nest the cardstock courtyard curtains inside of each other, put them on top of the fabric curtains and put this thing in the closet. (someone else on this thread mentioned not gluing them. We didn't glue it either and glad we didn't.)
and that's the whole thing
and that's the whole thing
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It is such as easy project to do. We worked as a family on it. Got interrupted by youngest who wanted to make her own lunch.

I hope that your family to see this easy to do project and encourages you to get it a try. We followed Marie's instructions in the CTG manual and used the appendix pages and it was very easy to do.

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Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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My ds & dd worked on a page about God's specific instructions for priestly garments. They are given in detail in Exodus 28-29, which is not read in CTG but falls between weeks 14 & 15.

- This connects with week 15 (the tabernacle).
- This could also connect with celebrating one of the feasts in CTG.

Here is an online activity:
https://bible-history.com/tabernacle/th ... y-garments

Here is the worksheet we used:
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Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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I am thankful for MFW and how Marie plans our lessons to make large projects more "do-able" by spreading the work over several days. This Tabernacle seemed daunting to me when I looked at all of the written directions in the TM. However, the student sheets made it very easy and the step-by-step directions did help us to work each day and to complete our model Tabernacle by the end of the week. Here is a link to my blog and the post I wrote about it, including pictures! http://rachelsreflections-rachelt.blogs ... nacle.html

Oh, and I didn't really explain on the blog how we made it. I stressed about trying to figure out how to attach the two qt. milk cartons together. Then, I realized that I had already purchased a two container package of Silk soymilk in a box at Wal-Mart and it worked quite well. It was already double the size and I just cut off a "roof" and a side.

Thanks also to Crystal for the photos she provided above in this thread. After I read the directions (more than once) I looked at these pictures and it suddenly made sense! (I truly am a visual learner!) :-)
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Tabernacle video

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Just in case this is helpful for anyone else— The Tabernacle video that MFW recommends in CtG in Week 15 is available for instant viewing at amazon for $1.99. Our library did not have it and so it was nice to be able to watch it anyway!
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Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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The Tabernacle video suggested is on netflix, instant play.
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Model Tabernacle CTG

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SarahP wrote:Has anyone found an alternative to the juice/milk cartons for the tabernacle project in CTG? We will be doing this starting Monday. With 3 kids - we purchase milk in gallons and we also rarely buy juice, so I'm looking for an alternative...any ideas?

Here is the link to the one we used. http://www.gospelhall.org/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=56
[printable on cardstock, taped onto cardboard base]

I have a few pictures of ours on my blog under CTG Weeks 15-17. The link to my blog is in my signature line below. I got the link from the MFW archives but couldn't seem to locate it.

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Re: Model Tabernacle CTG

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I just posted about ours here (scroll down to the in our homeschool this week section)...http://www.gchomeschool.com/2013/01/fir ... ek-15.html

We just used cardboard boxes, file folders, tape, glue, and the student sheets.
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Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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We finished our readings in Exodus this week, so we did another acrostic to recap the events we learned about. Here is what we came up with.
E - Egyptians enslaved the Hebrews
X - X marks the spot of the burning bush
O - One plague after another struck Egypt
D - Dry land appeared on the bottom of the Red Sea
U - Up on the mountain, Moses talked with God
S - Set up the tabernacle

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Re: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)

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I thought I'd add some visuals as my now-college-aged son and I have been reminiscing about our many homeschool learning experiences!

Two pix of my son's model tabernacle "notebook page":
The top photo is a peek inside at the furnishings and the curtain in front of the Most Holy Place.
The bottom photo shows the entire model.

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