Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida

By Marian Broida

Children can attempt their hand at re-creating historical Israelite culture—along with the cultures in their pals, the Philistines and Phoenicians—in a manner that would offer point of view on present occasions. The publication covers a key interval from the Israelites’ payment in Canaan in 1200 B.C.E. to their go back from exile in Babylonia in 538 B.C.E. This a part of the center East—no better than modern day Michigan—was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. greater than 35 initiatives comprise stomping grapes into juice, construction a version Phoenician buying and selling send, creating a Philistine headdress, and writing on a damaged clay pot. Israelites', Phoenicians', and Philistines' writing and languages, the best way they equipped their houses, the meals they ate, the garments they wore, and the paintings they did, and naturally, their many attention-grabbing tales, are all explored.

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Materials Plain white or colored cloth, twice as long as your body from the your shoulders to your ankles, and as wide as you are from elbow to elbow when your arms are outstretched Ruler or tape measure Pencil or pen Scissors Safety pins Directions Fold the cloth in half the long way. Fold it again, the other way. The cloth should now be as long as your body and half as wide as you are from elbow to elbow. Make sure the edges are even. Find the corner where both folds come together. Be sure you have the correct corner.

Will one room hold animals? You can L E N GT H also make some of the furnishings during this time. Mark your walls on the floor with pencil. Don’t forget to mark doorways. Cut a doorway in one narrow end of the box. Make the walls to divide the rooms. Measure the length of the piece of wall you want and mark the posterboard. Then, measure the height of the box wall, double this, and add about an inch (2 or 3 cm). This is the height of the piece of posterboard you will cut. Mark it and cut out your piece with scissors.

Headscarves trail down their backs. Some of the men wear knee-length garments with short sleeves and fringed sashes. Turbans cover their heads, with a fringed end dangling over one ear. The men have short curly hair. Some have beards but not mustaches; others are clean-shaven. Older children dress exactly like their parents. Younger children wear simple, straight, ankle-length gowns or nothing at all. About 140 years earlier, the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (shal-man-ESS-er the third) had his own set of carvings made.

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