"Would you like to do a unit study with me?" I asked my friend Mercy since my grandsons were too little and my children were too old. "It's called Creation Unit Study-Pine Trees from Creation Illustrated.
"Yes!" she replied.
We looked at the beautiful magazine article in Creation Illustrated Fall 2017 issue to start our study. Of course, we got distracted by all the other articles because the pictures are amazing and draw you in. Every photograph was beautiful and most were breathtaking!
We read about the eclipse last August, kangaroos, Creation Day 2, a devotional on walking in peace, a garden ministry in Australia, recipes from Genesis, and a character lesson from the forest community. I also noticed a study guide section to use the articles to teach.
My favorite article was the one on the Grand Canyon and Canyon Ministries where God changes lives as people visit the Grand Canyon and hear about creation and Jesus. I loved it!
Once we had finished our rabbit trail, we hopped back to the article and reviewed a few things.
Then we went straight to the Vocabulary & Spelling and Vocabulary Definitions pages in the unit study because the words came straight from the article. I like that!
Our favorite part was the Bible study. We were surprised at how often pine trees are mentioned in the Word of God.
At this point, we looked up other resources listed in the unit study, including some YouTube videos that I passed along to my homeschool geography co-op teachers since we are studying forests in May. Videos always help me and the children I teach because they bring a subject alive with sight, sound, and movement. After we worked through the rest of the unit study with art, math problems, science studies, and puzzles, I was happy to find a teacher's answer key in the back. That just made life easier!
The unit study covered math, science, reading, vocabulary, writing, spelling, art, geography, research, and Bible.
Creation Illustrated Magazine
We started reading Creation Illustrated in the 1990's. My children loved the beautiful photographs and I loved the Christ-centered, creation-based worldview of the magazine.
You see, my parents wanted to give us a gift subscription to National Geographic, but I didn't want the evolution. I wanted something biblically-based and Christ-centered. I was so grateful to have Creation Illustrated magazine in our lives and home school.
What do I like best about Creation Illustrated magazine?
Hands down it's the photographs. They are gorgeous and I'm a picture-person. I love to leaf through the magazine two or three times before I actually read any of the articles.
To tell you the truth, I had forgotten all about Creation Illustrated magazine as the children grew older. I am so glad to be reminded because this is one magazine every Christian family needs!
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Until next time--Happy Homeschooling!
For the Glory of the Creator,