How to Involve the Bible in Your Secular Home School Lessons

The Bible, which is God’s Word to mankind, is the most outstanding book ever to be written and certainly deserves to have a solid place in any well rounded home school program. Here are some tips to help you see how you can involve the Bible in your secular home school lessons:1. The Bible is a collection of 66 little books, divided into the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) and the Greek scriptures (New Testament). This fact in itself provides the source of hours of fun as your children strive to memorize the order of the books from each section.Small children quickly learn the names of the first 5 books of the Bible. Then they can easily learn the order of the Gospel accounts of Jesus life and ministry.Older children enjoy learning the order of the books, and in time, have many laughs as they try to say the books in reverse order. This is a challenging and stimulating activity.2. Another way to involve the Bible in your secular home school lessons becomes apparent when you realize that the Bible is full of real life, dramatic accounts of the lives of many individuals who serve as both good and bad examples to follow in life. If you are not sure of who some Bible characters are, borrow from a library or purchase a book of Bible stories and familiarize yourself with the accounts.Choose 4 to 6 characters and create multiple choice questions for the children to answer after you have read them the account of the person’s life.Alternatively, ask the children to create a dramatic play revolving around the details of the person’s life. For example, the children could re-enact the account of Noah building the ark, taking the animals into the ark, warning the people of the flood God was soon to bring about and depicting the feelings of the family as they waited for it to start raining.The children could also enact the events leading up to the birth of Jesus including the announcement to Mary by the angel, Gabriel, that she would bear God’s Son, Jesus’ birth in the stable and the family’s escape to Egypt.As you become more and more familiar with the varied accounts recorded in the Bible you will start to see a vast array of characters and situations that can be used as the source of innumerable activities across many areas of the curriculum. As this occurs you will also envision how you can involve the Bible in your secular home school lessons.3. Another stimulating and challenging activity is to create time lines of the major events recorded in the Bible. This activity can cater to small children as they create a timeline of the events of creation or the events in the life of the faithful man, Moses.Older children can create quite detailed time lines of the world powers that are mentioned throughout the Bible.4. Another way in which the Bible can be involved in your secular home school lessons is by having the older children research life in ancient cultures at the time that certain events were recorded in the Bible. For example, projects and essays could center around life in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece.5. There are many aspects of a wide variety of Geography lessons opened up to you as a home school educator through the pages of the Bible. It is not difficult to locate maps of the countries and towns and villages mentioned in many accounts in the Bible and to find the various locations as mentioned in different accounts. One example is to trace the routes of the Apostle Paul’s missionary tours, reading the passages directly from the Bible which outline the difficulties and challenges he faced on these tours. Ask the children how they would fare in shipwrecks and beatings and the other situations faced by Paul.The above are simply a few of the endless possibilities outlining how you can involve the Bible in your home school lessons.

The Near Perfect Work at Home Business Opportunity – Internet Marketing Systems

Every day countless individuals join the ranks of Internet Marketers – all looking for that golden opportunity that will change their lives and give them freedom from the 9 to 5 job market.It’s a sad fact that at least 95% of them will go back to the treadmill thinking that it’s near on impossible to make any money on the Internet. It’s even sadder when you consider that there possibly has never been a better time to capitalize on Internet growth.So where are all these people going wrong? It’s certainly not from want of trying but there has to be something stopping their progress! I personally don’t think it can be boiled down to one specific thing but there are a few glaringly obvious facts that the majority either don’t pick up on or just ignore.Firstly, a point of difference – what makes a person special in the world of Internet Marketing. Every day, I get countless eMails marketing the same products that for me just might as well be from the same person. Why? Because I don’t know them and therefore I’m not sure I can trust their opinion. They could be anyone and with all the scams out there you can’t really blame anyone for not clicking on their links. Now, along comes a similar eMail but this time from my favourite Internet Marketer. This guy more often than not sends me useful information and resources. I click, I buy and the Guru makes yet more money. Meanwhile, the novice throws money into the advertising black hole. He might as well stand there and shovel it in or hand it directly to the Guru who is going to get it anyway!Secondly, people have very small attention spans. They switch from product to product in the hope that one of them will pay off big. This is largely a problem caused by the Internet itself and its get rich quick mentality. We are all misled into believing that we can make big money overnight. I admit, it does happen once in a blue moon but for the majority of us it takes time and time is not something people are willing to give. I often find it funny that people will throw money at something they spent time to earn and yet will not spend time on something in order to earn.Lastly, people focus on the product and should be focusing on the system behind the product. This is exactly what the big players are doing when they get you to sign up as an affiliate. Now instead of one worker ant trying to build an empire we have thousands upon thousands and who cares if the odd one drops dead from exhaustion. There’s plenty more to fill the gap and they’re lining up as I write.Well what of the perfect work at home business opportunity? Arguably, there is no such thing but I would suggest if you address the above problems you would be approaching something near perfect, especially when you consider the rate at which people join the Internet community on a daily basis.How do you address the above problems? With a good system of course! You see, a good system will tap into an endless source of leads. It will allow you to build a reputation with those leads and then get those leads to work for you. Just like a sales manager getting his cut of the salesman’s efforts. What’s more the system would actually pay it’s own way by tapping into something people want in a growing business. Any business directly fueled by Internet expansion itself.It’s funny but the attention span of the average person can be greatly increased when they begin to make some money. Of course, now your attention is on the system and not the product. When someone tries to leverage a product it usually means people are being misled or even lied to. A product is what it is with all its benefits, features and drawbacks and people either want it or they don’t – period.Now leveraging a system is another story. You can leverage a system in countless ways and then in turn find out what works and what doesn’t. The whole process is refined and voila! – you make product sales on the back of the system.Get your head around Internet Marketing Systems and you are well on the road to freedom!