The purpose of the Plagues Chart is for the children to get an overall view of exactly what happened and how God used each plague to demonstrate His Power to the Egyptians. I LOVE posters and charts as learning tools - they are different ways of looking at a topic and by making their own charts, I think the children also become more comfortable in reading and interpreting
charts they see in their reading or in everyday life. I tried to provide the answers that were not in the Bible, but I tried to leave room for investigation in the Bible on the part of the student for the rest - that is why I provided all the answers for the first plague (as an example) on page
101- and then started to let you go on your own for the rest. I'm sorry if I confused you or caused frustration - I didn't mean to! Really, the warnings column is very simple - just listing to whom and where the warnings were given - or noting if there was no warning given at all. I will add the answers behind the warning column instructions in parentheses in all future additions so that this won't confuse anyone else.
This is why we are so glad to be printing the book ourselves at this point - any questions or concerns raised by the group can be addressed (changed if necessary) immediately. You guys are like our "focus group" - there, does that make you feel important? (Well, at least it's better than being called guinea pigs!)
For your convenience, following are the detailed warning column answers for each plague. In parentheses behind each are the words you may want to add to the chart (the "answers"). Otherwise, you can summarize with your children and add your own words.
Plague One - Comes from Exodus 7:15-18, when God tells Moses to go and warn Pharaoh in the morning, when he is going out to the Nile. Pharaoh is warned that if he does not let the Israelites go, the Nile River will be turned to blood, the fish will die and the people will not be able to drink
the water. (Warning given to Pharaoh at the Nile in the morning - Exodus 7:15-1
Plague Two - Comes from Exodus 8:1-4, when God tells Moses to go to Pharaoh - the Bible doesn't say, but we can infer that Pharaoh would be in his palace at this time - and warn him that if he does not let the Israelites go, God will send a plague of frogs. (Warning given to Pharaoh, probably at the palace - Exodus 8:1-4)
Plague Three - No warning is given for this plague at all - Notice in Exodus 8:16, the Lord tells Moses to stretch out his staff, strike the dust, and it will become gnats. (No warning given)
Plague Four - Comes from Exodus 8:20-23, when the Lord tells Moses to go and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the Nile in the morning. If Pharaoh does not let the Israelites go, he is warned that a plague of flies will be sent. (Warning given to Pharaoh, in the morning at the Nile - Exodus 8:20-23)
Plague Five - Comes from Exodus 9:1-5, when the Lord tells Moses to go to Pharaoh - again, probably in his palace since it is not specified - and warn him that if he does not let the Isrealites go, a terrible plague will be sent upon the livestock - all livestock belonging to Egyptians will die.
(Warning given to Pharaoh, probably at the palace - Exodus 9:1-5)
Plague Six - No warning is given for this plague either - Notice in Exodus 9:8-10, the Lord tells Moses to take handfuls of soot and toss it into the air in Pharaoh's presence - and it will immediately become a plague of boils - Pharaoh is not given a warning - Moses just carries out the Lord's commands. (No warning given)
Plague Seven - Comes from Exodus 9:13-19, when the Lord tells Moses to go to Pharaoh early in the morning and warn Pharaoh - probably at the palace - that if he does not let the Israelites go, a plague of hail will be sent. (Warning given to Pharaoh, early in the morning, probably at the palace - Exodus 9:13-19)
Plague Eight - Comes from Exodus 10:1-6, when the Lord tells Moses to go to Pharaoh once again - probably at the palace - and warn Pharaoh that if he does not let the Israelites go, a plague of locusts will be sent. (Warning given to Pharaoh, probably at the palace - Exodus 10:1-6)
Plague Nine - No warning is given for this plague. Notice in Exodus 10:21-22, the Lord tells Moses to stretch out his hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt. Pharaoh is not given a warning - Moses just carries out the Lord's commands. (No warning given)
Plague Ten - Comes from Exodus 11:4-8, when Moses delivers the Lord's message to Pharaoh. It is a warning of the plague to come - the death of the firstborn in Egypt. (Warning given to Pharaoh, probably at the palace - Exodus 11:4-
Hope this helps!
By the way, I am just finishing a Scope and Sequence for A World of Adventure. There will be three versions available for those of you who need to comply with state or umbrella school standards and must turn in plans for the year. The longest version is for those who need to have a detailed (and I mean DETAILED) daily plan - it is 33 pages long - so please be sure that this is the version you need if you request it! It includes a daily breakdown with everything that is covered each day, including lists of spelling, vocabulary words and topical terms in all other subjects. The second Scope and Sequence is a unit breakdown and is categorized by subject
so the school will be able to see at a glance what is covered in each unit by subject - spelling, vocabulary words, and terms are included in this one as well. The third Scope and Sequence will be more brief and will give a unit breakdown that is categorized by subjects but does NOT include any specific spelling, vocabulary words or terms. If you live in one of the states that require plans to be turned in - let us know. The Daily Scope and Sequence is finished, the Unit Scope and Sequence and the shorter version of the Unit Scope and Sequence are not done yet, but will be very shortly. John and I have to discuss exactly how these will be made available. We MAY put the Unit versions out on the e-group so they will be archived and easily used by any of you, but the longer Daily Scope and Sequence is so detailed that it will only be available to those who have purchased our book - and upon request only. We will be in touch with you very soon on the availability of the Unit versions. I hope one of the three of these will help many of you as well.