Notes for the teacher to consider:
This teaching was compiled for a five-year old acquainted with the gospels and who could read and write. It can be used for any age--young or old--and can be adapted to meet your needs. Both my scholar and I have learned a tremendous amount about the body as a direct result of these early teachings. At the beginning of the school year, we had a two week Orientation in which we essentially covered most of the sheets in this booklet. There was no rote memorization. The teaching was done in those two weeks and was reviewed periodically in different formats throughout the school year. We had no regular Science class, just reviews when I thought about it.
The following notes are based on an article entitled, How we used the Bible to teach Science located at www.BiblicalScholarship.net/year2s.htm.
Our Science program for Year 2 focused on anatomy. Our theme for Year 1 was "God made the earth a special place to be inhabited." Our theme for Year 2 was "God made man to rule the world." Year 2 would be the year of man, what he was made of. Based on how I read the scriptures, I surmised that man's body consists of--
Flesh and Blood Bones
At the beginning of the school year we had a two-week Orientation. During that time, we had Bible studies and used models and worksheets to learn about man's anatomy. It was a lot of fun. We learned that man's foundation is in the dust and that plants bring up the dust of the earth for us in a form that we can eat and enjoy. The following is what we covered during the Orientation--
Flesh and Blood:
Bible Study I: Psalm 139. Emphasize v. 13-18. We are wonderfully made. Bible Study II: I Corinthians 15. We must put on incorruption. Bible Study III: Ephesians 6:12. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. Hebrews 2:14. Christ took part of flesh and blood that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil. Schoolwork: **Model. Introduce our model, Julia Corruptible Adam. Take out organs, name, and replace. **Worksheet. Gross/surface anatomy, complete worksheet filling in body parts (head, feet, etc.) **Cut and paste project. Skeleton and Inwards (Considering God's Creation--we did not use much of this book). We cut out skeleton