7th-8th History – Greece – Week 3


Day 1 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp.116-119.
Define city-state, oligarchy, democracy, tyranny, and constitutional monarchy.

Day 2 – Read Famous Men of Greece, ch. XI, Draco & Solon.

Day 3 – Read Famous Men of Greece, ch. XII, Cleisthenes.
What is Cleisthenes best known for?

Day 4 – Read https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/us-democratic-constitutional-republic-and-yes-it-matters

Recitation – Pericles’ Funeral Oration.


Day 1Streams of Civilization, pp. 116-121.

Read Paul’s sermon to the Greeks on Mars Hill – Acts 17.

Day 2 – The Greek word for city state was “polis.”  Find a few derivatives of this Greek word.  Define “spartan.”

Day 3Famous Men of Greece, ch. X, Lycurgus, 800 B.C..

In Sparta, who had the ultimate authority?  Who/what were people expected to serve?  What personal qualities did they revere?  Was human life precious?  Was there individual freedom?

Day 4 – Research the beginning of the Olympics.  (See Streams, p. 119)

Write a 1-page paper about your findings.

RECITATION – Pericles’ Funeral Oration.


Day 1Portable Greek Historian, pp. 71-74.

Research Heinrich Schlieman.  Prepare a 2-page report on him, and turn it in on Friday.  Was the Trojan War real or legend?

Day 2 –  Portable Greek Historian, pp. 74-79. Who was Homer?  Look him up in the encyclopedia or on-line.

Day 3 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 64-67.

 Day 4 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 87-89.

RECITATION – Pericles’ Funeral Oration, see attached.

This day in history – 18 A.D. The Roman poet Ovid died in exile on January 2, one year to the day after his friend Roman historian Livy died.



Day 1 – Read Ezra ch. 1-4; A House For My Name, pp. 215-222; A Biblical Antiquity (handout), pp. 44-52.

Day 2 – Read Ezra, ch. 5 & 6; Nehemiah, ch. 1 & 2; A House For My Name, pp. 225-229.

Day 3 – Read Nehemiah, ch. 3-7; A House For My Name, pp. 229-239; Esther, ch. 1-5.

Day 4 -Read Nehemiah, ch. 8-13; Esther, ch. 6-10.


RECITATION – “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron, & Hezekiah’s Prayer – 2 Kings 19:15-20.    

Recommended Reading – The King’s Cupbearer.

 This week in history – 43 B.C. Roman statesman & author Cicero was murdered Dec. 7th.

                                             Merry Christmas!



Day 1 – Destruction of Israel – 2 Kings 17; A House For My Name, pp. 189-196; Streams of Civilization, pp. 96-97.

Read Nahum 1:8Do you know what happened to Nineveh?

Day 2 – Judah Carried into Captivity by Babylon – 2 Kings 25; A House For My Name, pp. 196-201;  Streams of Civilization, pp. 100-103.

See if you can find a description of The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.  Then find a list of the other Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Day 3Daniel, ch. 1-3; A House For My Name, pp. 201-208.

Judah was carried into captivity in three stages:

1) Daniel & the cream of the crop in 605 B.C.;

2) Ezekiel & others in 597 B.C.; and

3) Jerusalem destroyed 586 B.C.

Day 4Daniel, ch. 4-6; A House For My Name, 209-212; Streams of Civilization, pp. 103-106.

Look up Jeremiah 27:8 & 25:9.

          Babylon falls in 539 to King Darius of the Medes & Persians.

RECITATION – “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron,

& Hezekiah’s Prayer – 2 Kings 19:15 – 20.

 This week in history: 8 B.C. The Roman poet Horace died in Rome on Nov. 27th.


Day 1 -Elijah – 1 Kings 17, 18 & 19; A House For My Name, pp. 161-167.

Prophets to the Nation of Israel  – Jonah (760 BC), Amos, & Hosea.

Day 2 – Elisha – 2 Kings 2 & 4; A House For My Name, pp. 167- 179.

Prophets to Judah – Joel (835 BC), Isaiah (740 BC), Micah (735 BC), Zephaniah (630 BC), Jedediah (627 BC), Habbakuk (607 BC).

Day 3 – Jonah – Book of Jonah; A House For My Name, pp. 179- 187.

Day 4 – Amos – Amos 1:1-5 (judgment against Damascus); all of chapter 2 (judgment against Moab, Judah and Israel); 3:1-10; all of chapter 4; 5:4-7, 14-15; and 9:11-15 (the restoration of Israel).

RECITATION – “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron, & Hezekiah’s Prayer – 2 Kings 19:15-20.

This week in history – One of the greatest patristic writers, Basil of Caesarea, believed Jesus Christ was born November 20, 3 B.C., Clement of Alexandria believed He was born November 17, 3 B.C.



Day 1 – Read 1 Samuel 8 & 9; Saul’s death, 1 Samuel 31; A House For My Name, pp. 129-135.
Look up Deuteronomy 17:14-20. Did Saul violate any of these requirements for kings?

Day 2 – David’s anointing, 1 Samuel 16-18; A House For My Name, pp. 136-141.

Day 3 – David’s reign, 2 Samuel 1-10; A House For My Name, pp. 141-153.

Day 4 – David’s downfall, 2 Samuel 11-18.

RECITATION – “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron, & Hezekiah’s Prayer – 2 Kings 19:15-20.

Nation of Israel- Week 1

Day 1 – Deborah, Judges, ch. 4 & 5.

Day 2 – Gideon, Judges, ch. 6,7,8.

Day 3 – Abimelech, Judges, ch. 9; A House For My Name, pp. 114-119.

Day 4 – Jephthah & Manoah, Judges, ch. 10-13; A House For My Name, pp. 122-126.
Why do you think Israel suffered so many difficulties during the period of Judges?

If you have time, please try to read about Samson & Deliah in Judges ch. 14-16 to complete your study of Judges.



Take home Opportunity #2 will be handed out in class on Friday.

Recitation due Friday as well.  

Don’t miss my favorite song about Ancient Egyptian history:  😉  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbavuReVF4

Day 1 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 53-57.
Pick one of the above Pharaohs, and research everything you can find about him or her. Write a one-page paper about him, and turn it in on Friday.

Day 2 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 58-62.
Who was the chosen wife for the Pharaoh?

Day 3 – Read The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, pp. 80-96, Hatsheput. (On the 3rd- 6th grade book list. If you don’t have a copy, I will either e-mail it or post it on the website).

Day 4 – Read The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, pp. 119-152, Amenhotep. Ditto from yesterday.

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

Recommended reading – The Golden Goblet.


Day 1 – Read Jewish historian Josephus Flavius’ account of the Hyksos people, (attached.)

Day 2 – Read Streams of Civilization, pp. 47-49.

Day 3 – Read A Biblical Antiquity attached, pp. 19-21.

Day 4 – Read http://orvillejenkins.com/peoples/hyksosandhebrews.html.

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

“To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.”
-John Buchan (1875 – 1940)

This day in history – 54 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the Roman emperor who extended Roman rule in North Africa & added Britain as a Roman province, died October 13. He was poisoned by his wife! Also, the Roman poet Virgil, author of The Aeneid, was born October 15, 70 B.C.


Day 1 – Read Exodus ch. 1 & 2; Streams of Civilization, pp. 52-58.
What happened after Joseph & his brothers died?
What is the new Pharoah worried about?

Day 2 – Read Exodus ch. 3-12;
Make a chart of each plague. Research – who do you think was the Pharoah during the Exodus? Be able to defend your position. How long was the period of captivity? Look up Exodus 12:40 & Gal. 3:17. What is the conflict?

Day 3 -Exodus, ch. 13-15; A House For My Name, pp. 72-81.
How do you believe the Red Sea was parted? Can you find any scientific explanations to confirm it?
Note the geographical descriptions of the flight from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, the route to & description of Mt. Sinai.
(Gal. 4:25).

Day 4 – Exodus ch. 19 & 20.
List what God reminds Moses He has done, and what He will do. What does God ask Israel in return?

Video Recommendation – “In Search of the Real Mt. Sinai,” by Bob Cornuke; “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charlton Heston; and the animated “Prince of Egypt.”

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.


Day 1– Read Genesis 12, 13, 15 & 17; & The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 52-60.
What is God’s promise to Abram? (Gen. 15:13).
Why does God change Abram’s name? What does his new name mean?

Day 2– Read Genesis 2, & 29-30; The Riddle of Rosetta Stone, pp.61-71.
Who do the Egyptians believe is God? What then, do they believe about man?

Day 3– Read Genesis 37-40 (Joseph in slavery).
Joseph entered Egypt approx. 1875 B.C. Why do you think God allowed Joseph to be taken as a slave? Look ahead to Gen. 50:20.

Day 4– Read Genesis 41-47 (Famine in Egypt).

RECITATION – The Ten Commandments.

“Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.” –King Solomon

This day in history – Aristotle is believed to have died Oct. 2.

3100 & 2350 B.C.

Day 1 – Read Pyramid, pp. 1-21; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 3-14; Streams of Civilization, pp. 42-46.

Day 2 – Read Pyramid, pp. 22-41; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 14-21.
Begin a list of names & dates of Egypt’s dynasties.

Day 3 – Read Pyramid, pp. 41-59; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 22-29.

Day 4 – Read Pyramid, pp. 60-79; The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, pp. 30-42. Read “A Biblical Antiquity,” pp. 10-13, attached.

Recitation – Exodus 20: 1-17 NKJV, The Ten Commandments.

Video recommendation – Pyramid (available at Lee Co. Library).

This week in history – 19 B.C. The author of the epic poem, The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Marco, known simply as Virgil, died on September 21; 63 B.C. The founder of the Roman Empire, Caius Octavias, later known as Caesar Augustus, was born in Rome, September 23rd.