David (Week 10 History Essay)

David was the second king of Israel. His life starts as the youngest child to Jesse. As such, he would usually stay home. However, one day David was sent to his older brothers, possible to bring them food or to check up on them for their father. King Saul, the first king of Israel, sent out his army many times to fight against the Philistines. While at the camp, David hears a giant Philistine issuing an ultimatum and offers to fight him. David chooses a sling and five stones to defeat the Philistine, and succeeds with his weapon and faith in God. The Israelites win a great victory when David defeats Goliath. So, as the relationship of David and Saul, David was a musician for Saul whenever a distressing spirit comes. But after David killed Goliath, Saul became jealous of David, and even attacks David in his palace.  Jonathan was David’s friend, and Saul’s son. David tells Jonathan that he needs to flee. Jonathan is skeptical, but helps David and his efforts to escape.

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The Ten Plaques (History Essay)

Back when the Hebrews were being enslaved by the Egyptians, Moses and Aaron were approaching the Pharaoh. Moses and Aaron told the pharaoh about His existence, and showed the evidence for His existence. When they requested to free the Hebrews, the Pharaoh’s heart was hardened by God, and he flat-out refused. That is when God unleashed the first plaque.

The first plaque made the Nile River’s water turn into blood. Everything that was in the water died, it smelled terrible, and no one could drink it. The Pharaoh’s magicians were actually able to replicate this plaque, making water turn to blood. The Pharaoh refused again, and the Second plaque was released. The second plaque made frogs go everywhere. The Egyptian Magicians could also replicate this. The Pharaoh refused again, and the third plaque was released. This time, it was lice. The very dust of the area was turned to lice, infesting man and beast. The fourth plaque was flies. Flies were sent all around, however, this attack was only on the Egyptians. The Pharaoh, this time, tried to bargain with God, however, He refused.

The fifth plaque was the death of all cattle and livestock. This plaque UTTERLY i’m so funny crippled transportation and slightly hit farming. The sixth plaque is boils and sores. This plaque was not announced before it hit the Egyptians. Moses blew ashes that spread all across Egypt, giving the Egyptians boils and sore. And since they were so concerned about health and cleaning, no one could stand among Pharaoh except Moses and Aaron. The seventh plaque was hailstone, which destroyed all crops except wheat (but that was destroyed in the next one tho). The eighth plaque was locusts, which destroyed all the wheat and remaining crops. The ninth plaque was darkness. The darkness spread over Egypt, and it was so thick you could feel it. The final tenth plaque was directed at the Pharaoh directly, and it kills all firstborn.

There are also multiple gods, Hapi, Heket, Geb, Khepri, Hathor, Isis, Nut, Set, and finally Ra. The plaques were an attack on each on of these gods, and they were attacked in that order.

RPC Homeschool Week 6

ENGLISH

For English I wrote about Egypt:

https://briannamcblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/150/

 

HISTORY

For History, I wrote about more Egypt:

I think life and death was so important to Ancient Egyptians because:

Well, for pharaohs, Egyptians saw them as gods, so I think that they wanted the pharaoh’s spirit to keep maintaining in the afterlife, basically, making the pharaohs have a good after life. For people below pharaohs (citizens), I think it’s the same exact reason for pharaohs. The family members of that person would want them to have a good after life. Like I said before, I think Egyptians were obsessed over afterlives for pharaohs, again, because they saw them as gods.  For normal people, the wanted them to have a decent afterlife, so that’s why they gave civilians treatment for a good afterlife. They would usually bury chairs, food, gold, and treasure with tombs, so that the person inside the tomb could have an afterlife of goodness. The Egyptians put anything in the burial that would help that person live a good afterlife.

 

MATH

For math, I did a math exam.

 

SCIENCE

For Science, I started Plant Science.

RPC Homeschool Week 5

For Week 3 in RPC Homeschool, I continued do the regular, English, History, Math, and Science. Here’s what I did over the week.

English

I continued reading Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. I also wrote a short essay based around Spring.

It was beautiful day in Spring. A brother and a sister were playing in the April Showers. They were splashing in the puddles that were slowly growing due to the heavy rain. Rains were the normal around April and May, and enjoying the warm breezes, the cold rain, the beautiful flowers, and the greenest, richest of grasses.

History

I wrote about Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt was during sometime when Egypt was being developed. At first, Egypt was separated into two kingdoms. However, Pharaoh Menes ended up uniting the two kingdoms, making Egypt one whole kingdom. These chains of events make up the Old Kingdom, which only lasted the first 3-6 dynasties. The Egyptians started building pyramids for pharaohs, but the first true pyramid was built by Pharaoh Senefure. Most pharaohs were buried in the Valley of Kings, some were buried in tombs that were built with 6 layers: Mastaba first, then the other layers. There were 3 intermediate periods: The old kingdom. The second intermediate period, and the third intermediate period. The Second intermediate period lasted 14-17 dynasties, and the third lasted about 21-25 dynasties.

Math

We reviewed basics about division, division word problems, we also studied a bit on prime numbers.

-Science-

For Science, we studied glaciers, mountain ranges, and wind and desert erosion.


Sept. 27.16

Egypt Geology, Food, and Culture

Egypt is a country in Africa which is mostly a desert. It has the longest river in the world, the Nile River, which supposedly floods up every year.  It is separated into 2 lands, the Red lands and the Black lands. The red lands is a larger are than the Black lands, taking up most of the land in Egypt. The black lands are very small, taking up very small portions in Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians used to wear eye makeup to protect their eyes from sand. They have museums that show ancient drawings and artifacts.

Egypt is located in north-east Africa. Egyptians speak Modern Standard Arabic, and they have a Muslim religion. Modern day Egyptian clothing can range from females wearing hijabs, a cloth that covers the neck and head, or a niquab, a cloth that covers the face and head. Men usually wear a galabiya, a loose-fitting ankle length robe, and usually wears a turban, skullcap or fez to go with it.

Various foods are also accompanied with Egypt, such as Aish, a Egyptian pocket bread (google it) made of  wheat, flour and salt. There is also Kibda, which is fried liver or beef, Baklava, layers of flaky pastry filled with chopped nuts and honey syrup (sound delicious!), Umm Ali, which is layers of bread soaked in milk with raisins, and sometimes topped with nuts, Roz be Laban, rice pudding with vanilla, Kishk, cold yogurt sauce, and the list goes on. There are different foods of many, so there’s a different food for everyone. At restaurants, lunch is served within 1 to 4 p.m., while dinner is served through 8 p.m. to 12 am.

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.egypt.cl/

https://carolyndanilowicz.wordpress.com/

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Hey everyone! Happy October, and Happy birthday to my sister (even tho that was 2 days ago)! See ya!