Week 11


Here is a silly Drive Through History video about the myth of twin brothers Romulus and Remus. 

Interestingly, the Old Testament book called Isaiah, written by the prophet that bears its name, has several parallels with the entire Bible:

  • There are 66 books of the Bible, and there are 66 chapters in Isaiah.
  • There are 39 books in the Old Testament, and there are 39 chapters in Isaiah about the Law and the Covenant.
  • There are 27 books in the New Testament, and there are 27 chapters of Isaiah that primarily talk about the coming of Jesus Christ.

Despite the fact that the Lord sent many prophets to warn Israel to repent and be faithful to him, they continually forsook him and sought after carnal pleasures and false gods. A summary of their sins is found in II Kings 17, and God's response to them is also located in verse 18 of that chapter: "Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only." In verse 23 we read about how God allowed their neighbors, the Assyrians, to overcome them. In 721 B.C. 27, 290 Israelites were deported like refugees to Assyria and replaced by foreigners, the Samaritans, which added insult to injury. 

Archeologists think that the Paleo Indians, sometimes referred to as the Clovis People, were among the first to inhabit the Americas.



     Cards 11B and 11C

    These sentences give us examples of how to diagram adverbs that modify adjectives: extremely bold; extremely disobedient. "Very" is another adverb that often modifies an adjective in a sentence: many kids will remember the very hungry caterpillar from early reading days!



    Although most of the subjects of the sentences in this Brashcard set are color-coded red, you'll notice that some are pink. This is because pink is the color for pronouns, and pronouns replace the noun in a sentence.

    Since each of the sentences in Week 11 features a compound structure and includes a pronoun, students needing to scale back could diagram each independent clause separately, replacing the pronoun with the correct proper noun (hint: look at the other clause for what that would be) and creating a simple sentence instead. For example: "Assyria became victorious over the Israelistes."

    For more advanced students, ask them to reorder the sentence putting the second clause first and shifting the placement of the pronoun. For example:

    Instead of "The writings of Isaiah are eloquent, and he was an extremely bold prophet," the revised sentence would be:

    "Isaiah was an extremely bold prophet and his writings are eloquent."



    Click here for worksheets for each of the sentences in Week 11.