When we begin something new, especially something with significant depth, we can anticipate an initial learning curve. New curriculum definitely falls under this category.
When the first activity of the new curriculum finds you overwhelmed…well it is important to find reinforcements.
I have had a few moms over a 6 month time period ask for help in completing the first activity and honestly after attempting a search on the Answer in Genesis website…I get the struggle. The AIG website is loaded with so much information it takes time to find what you are looking for.
If you are teaching the middle grades you might be looking for just the definitions. If you are teaching high school you are looking for more depth to the answers.
I would suggest starting with online sites for definitions. If your student is older or looking for more depth than read one of the articles in the list.
Instead of defining all the terms a student could do an article summary on a few of the terms.
While I do not approve of Wikipedia being a source for documenting in a paper it can be a good place to start your research.
Defining Terms Online:
- Glossary: Explanation of Terms from the AIG website
Articles on the Terms:
- Why the Miller-Urey Research Argues Against Abiogenesis
- Creation as Science Part 2
- What is the Principle Goal of Atheism
- Carbon 14 Dating
- What About Cosmology
- Species and Kinds and Noah’s Ark
- Theistic Evolution
- Order of Fossil Records
- Thirty Miles of Dirty in a Day
- Inerrancy Under Attack
- It’s Intelligent, but is That Good Enough
- Old Earth
- Josephus and Genesis Chapter 10
- Questioning Theistic Evolution
- Untangling Uniformitarianism
It is my hope that this blog post has helped provide some guidance and structure to complete the first activity in Mystery of History volume 1.
Do not worry the next two activities involve an art lesson and then a music lesson.
If you are looking for a great place to write your answer, I suggest the Mystery of History volume 1 notebook pages, the typable pages are a hit with high school students.