Date: 5/25/2004Teresa wrote:I was just looking over the samples on the website for ECC and, unless I'm missing something, I didn't see Israel listed as one of the countries studied! However, I did notice that in the middle of the sample page where "Hello" is written in different languages they have "Shalom" also, which is Hebrew, the language Israel (and the Bible).
But, where is Israel in the scope and sequence? I don't see it, and that's really very disappointing. The sample page gives me the impression that ECC is a great curriculum for studying geography and the countries of the world. But what about the country of the Biblical setting?
I don't have ECC myself to look at, so if you do and it does cover Israel as well as the other countries listed, then please let me know.
I think this is a very important issue to understand. Because it is so important, MFW will spend the whole year studying the old testament and the whole geographical area where Israel is today as well as learning how it came to be. You will start with teaching your kids to draw this really cool map of that small area encompassing the promise land. You will cross over the Jordan and see Isreal become a nation, you will see how King Solomon's turning to God split Israel into the Northern and Southern Kingdoms, and of course you will spend one of your weeks praying for Israel using the book from ECC.
In ECC you will have your kids learn where Israel is but because all of next year is spent in the Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece, ECC chooses other countries from that area to study for a week or so.
I hope this has helped you to see the big picture in MFW.
It has been so much fun and such a learning experience for me.