We all say it, but is it really true?
Can we teach our children everything with our Bible and perhaps a few reference works? I thought I’d do a little experiment with next week’s torah portion and find out. Here’s what I came up with.
I am assuming a methodical math and reading curriculum.
Ha’azinu Deuteronomy 32
history of publishing
American court systems, compare and contrast with Torah court system
learn about inheritances, write a will leaving all your possessions to various family members
use of arrows
dragons, legends and truth
Israel’s exile to Assyria
geography and topography of Jordan River and Mount Nebo
rain and dew
how to survive in a desert
eagles, particularly how they raise their young
oil and how it is harvested/used
magma, lava, volcanoes
nourishment of breastmilk
body’s need for water, dehydration
define foolish with only bible verses
ask your father about a sin he struggled with in his youth and how he overcame it
learn about and practice caring for the elderly
learn about YHVH’s ability to heal
I don’t know about you, but that would keep us busy for way more than a week. How much more will be found in next week’s torah portion?
Torah is definitely relevant to education, and I think there is real potential for it to be our very base to what we teach.
Have a great school week everyone!