5th & 6th Grade
Memory work for September 28, 2022
1 Corinthians 10:12 If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
1 Corinthians 10:13 God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out.
7th & 8th Grade
This week we would like to use some video instructional material watched at home to develop the catechism truths on how God made the world, that the world shows evidence of God's wisdom and love in its design, and how God provides for his children ("God still preserves me by richly and daily providing..."). The memory work section to study is shorter this week, to help.
Today we watched one 13 minute segment on the honeybee: their ability to communicate direction and distance and type of food to other bees, their engineering skill in the hexagon shape of the honeycomb, and their ability to solve extremely complex math challenges known as "the travelling salesman." What super computers take hours to solve (shortest distance to cover every target destination when the destinations number in the thousands or millions), bees with a brain the size of a grass seed routinely solve.
The students are being given access to the video library at rightnowmedia.org through an invitation that was just sent to every email address in these catechism assignments. Friedens pays for the subscription to this content, and your family is welcome to use other resources! The students for this week are to watch at least two more segments of today's video, titled "The Master Designer" by Brian Corsetti. The segment on bison runs from minute 25 to minute 38, and the segment on camels runs from minute 38 to minute 51.
Just as they in class were to take notes to be prepared to speak a few minutes on the honey bee, students are to also take notes on the bison and the camel:
Be prepared to explain: 1) "This creature shows God's design in these ways:___________________________."
And 2) God shows how he provides for his creatures in his special design with this animal: _____________________"
Next Wednesday they will draw a card that will let them know which animal they will get up and speak 2-3 minutes about, so they are to be ready to speak on all three: honey bee, bison and camel, but will only speak on one of the three.
They are welcome to watch other segments, such as one on wolves, but that animal is not part of the assignment.
When you accept the invitation that was just emailed, you create a password for your own access. Then when you log in, at the top of the page will be a small color image of Friedens. Click on that little circle, and it will take you to our library. Under the section "Youth" you will find "The Master Designer," or you can just search for it in the general search bar at the top of the page.
Memory work for September 28:
John 5:22 ...that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
Hello parents and students,
I can also record the two segments I mentioned last night for students to watch, and make the video more easily available as a Zoom recording, so you do not have to sign up for Right Now Media. (I still recommend using this free Christian video site, since Friedens provides it for our families. There are hours of excellent material already gathered into Friedens' library there for marriage and for spiritual growth). I do not picture the students spending more than 45 minutes on this: 30 minutes to watch the video and take notes, then 15 minutes to go over their notes and organize them as "This creature shows it has a wise design from God in these ways..." "God shows how he cares for his creatures by giving this animal these special abilities" or "God shows how he cares for us by providing us with these benefits from this creature" (That is especially true of the bison and how the Native Americans saw it as a gift from their Maker).
I'll record a Zoom session, and provide you all with a link today.
Here is a recording of the video lesson for this week:
It takes 25 seconds for the video section to begin. At the end of the section on the camel, there is a minute or two summary (optional to watch).