We’re studying ancient Egypt right now: mummies, pyramids, the Nile River, the 10 plagues, the Exodus. One of the things I’m loving about Tapestry of Grace is how Bible and history are woven together so tightly.
The kids have been learning about life in ancient Egypt and Moses. What would he have eaten? What toys would he have played with? Why was the Nile important? Why would Moses have been afraid to go before Pharaoh? Why would Pharaoh have not believed in God? What was the purpose of the 10 plagues?
Another highlight are the hands-on activities—the crafts that really bring this curriculum to life. For our Egypt crafts, we made toys that children in Moses’ day would have played with. Oldest made a throwing stick that little boys would have used for target practice.
Middlest chose to make a paddle doll.
These crafts and other hands-on activities that we have done, along with the enjoyable read-alouds, have really served to anchor the information for my kids. The facts are not random lists of names and terms but are connected with pictures they’ve seen in stories or crafts they can hold in their hand. The result has been an astounding amount of information they’ve been able to retain, particularly Oldest. (I’ve allowed Middlest to play close by while I read and simply absorb what’s going on.)
I’m learning a ton, too! And I feel blessed to have found a curriculum that so beautifully reinforces our vision for our children’s education with such a practical daily plan.