For our Bible lessons we use the Judah Bible Curriculum, which I can’t rave about enough. It looks at the Bible governmentally, that is, who or what is directing, regulating, controlling or restraining men and nations. (JBC doeas a lot for Christian scholarship and learning to study the Bible for yourself too.) It has been such a wonderful time together.
This week were are discussing Egypt and their government–Pharoah (dictator), man over man type of government. Now my Princess G is only 7 but she was able to reason some profound reasons why she does not want to be under a dicatorship. Keep in mind that she really did get this on her own. I did not tell her what to think.
We discussed what a dictator was and what that type of government looks like in chart form.
Then we discussed the passage in Exodus 1 about Egypt and what that society was like. Not a great length, just the basics. We discussed why Egypt was unhappy that the Hebrew numbers were growing and what that meant to Egypt.
Then I asked her, looking at the chart, why she would not like a man over man type of government. These are the reasons she listed:
This was really exciting to me. She really understood what we were saying and was able to reason why it wasn’t a good thing to have a dictator. God bless her! We made it into a paragraph for her notebook:
When she came up with the reasons I was quick to praise her and give her ownership of her own thoughts. “I am so proud of you! You came up with those reasons yourself; I didn’t tell them to you. What a smart girl you are! God has blessed you with such a bright and wonderful mind.” This really encourages her to keep going. The more I encourage her to think the more she does. I can’t wait to see how this reasoning looks in 5 years. This BPA philosophy of education is awesome!