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A Dinosaur Unit Study - Lesson 12
reprinted with permission
Here is lesson twelve in Cheryl Lazarus' wonderful unit study on dinosaurs.
Book: What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs
Cassette: Buddy Davis
Open with prayer - and read the new memory verse together:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1-5
Read verse 1 again. Point out "the Word" - what does it mean? Who is the Word? Explain verse 1 and answer any questions the children have. Ask the children to help you say the verse. They are to say "the Word" at the proper place. Repeat the verse again, stopping before "the Word" and have the children say it. Read verse 2 - what does it mean? Read verse 3 - what does it mean? All things were made by Him, who is "him"? What did He make? Did He make trees? Cows? Dinosaurs? Was there anything in the universe that He didn't make? Read verses 4-5. They tell us that Jesus was life and the light of men and that the light shone in the darkness, but the darkness didn't comprehend it. What happens in a dark room when the light is turned on? Let's find out. Go to a room that can be completely darkened (i.e. bathroom, laundry, closet, etc where there is no window) turn off the light - this is darkness. Now, turn on the light - what happened to the dark? Where did it go? When we have light, there is no place for the dark to hide. Jesus is our light. Go back to your school area and then read the entire Scripture together one more time.
With the vocabulary index cards have the children play 2 or more games of "Go Fish". Each child should start with 5 cards. Help them pronounce the words correctly, giving them all of the help they need to play the game.
Finish reading What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs (page 20 to end of book).
Cut out one of the dot-to-dot dinosaur pictures, and have the children connect the dots to finish the picture. They may color them as well. When they are done ask them what would happen if they didnít go in order - would their picture come out right? Why not? What would happen if all of the dots on one side of the picture were missing - how would they be able to finish the picture? What if they had never seen a picture of that animal before? (They would have to make their best guess to finish the picture.)
Practice spelling words
Music: listen to Buddy Davis cassette.
On to LESSON 13