Entries in tolerance (5)

Friday
Jun012018

But to Understand

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Tolerance-2b

 Authored by Marie Story, adapted. Originally published on Just1Thing.
Illustrated and designed by Jeremy.

Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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PDF: But to Understand

Friday
Oct242014

Heart of It All, No.3: What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Tolerance-2a

Contributed by Chelsie Saller, adapted from the writings of Peter Amsterdam.
Illustrations and design by Yoko Matsuoka
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Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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PDF: Heart of It All, No.3: What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image?
PDF: Heart of It All, No.3: What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image? (Portuguese)
PDF: Heart of It All, No.3: What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image? (Spanish)

Sunday
Sep262010

Book Bonanza: Your Responses to Going Exploring

Here are Tyler, Ethan, and Sharlene’s answers and entries to last month’s “Book Bonanza: Going Exploring.” Well done!

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By Sharlene Moss (9). Book read: National Geography on India 

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Book review by Ethan

Book read: The Story of the World (chapters on Alexander the Great), by Susan Wise Bauer

When you read about Alexander the Great you read a lot about war and conquering others. Alexander, from when he was a young boy, was brave and not afraid of anything. This is a good characteristic, but he used it for bad purposes. While wanting to be great and powerful is okay when you're close to God and you're trying to do good things for Him; it is not good when you are just trying to be great for yourself. Pride comes before a fall.

In those days people thought war was good, and they even had a god of war. Fortunately, Greeks are now more peaceful since Jesus and His disciples have come.

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Book review by Tyler Lynch (11)

Book read: The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

Cherry-Garrard was the assistant zoologist on Robert Falcon Scott's (Captain Scott of the Antarctic) Terra Nova expedition of 1911–1912. The “Worst Journey” refers to a five-week journey in almost pitch blackness through blizzards and whiteouts in -40 degrees Celsius to collect penguin eggs for research.

Cherry-Garrard, Edward Wilson, and Henry "Birdie" Bowers travelled through horrifying storms, giant crevasses, and encountered failing equipment, loss of their tent, and frigid temperatures. When they made it back to base hut, Cherry-Garrard was almost more dead than alive. Later on Cherry helped to lay the depots crucial for the return dash for the South Pole scheduled to happen later that year. When R. Scott led the final party (which included Wilson and Bowers) for the push for the Pole, Cherry-Garrard was among the last to see them alive. The entire party died on the return journey.

Cherry-Garrard lived next to George Bernard Shaw when he wrote the book, and it is beautifully written. You can find the book online on various sites, because it is a classic. Scott and his men were some of the last of the dying breed of heroic Victorians.

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By Tyler Lynch (11)

Book read: The Travels of Marco Polo, by Marco Polo.

This is an intriguing classic that I just couldn’t put down! I found that when the Polos were travelling they were dazzled at the brilliance and ingenuity of the civilizations they encountered. Note that Europe had just come out of the Dark Ages, and intrepid adventurers, such as the Polos, were bringing back new technology and knowledge back from their expeditions.

Another thing I discovered about a not-so-advanced people in the South China Sea around Indonesia was a country consisting of two islands—the "Man Island" and the "Woman Island." The islanders would stay in their [gender] corresponding island. In one season during the year, the two groups of islanders would mix, marry, and visit any relatives of the other gender. Any male babies born on the Woman Island would be brought over to the Men’s Island! Except during that one season, no islander could even converse with the other [gender]!

So, to retrace the Polos steps you would:

  •  Travel 33,000 miles...
  •  Pass through 17 countries...
  •  8 war zones...
  •  Get 20 visas!

Book Bonanza: Your Responses to Going Exploring

 

Here are Tyler, Ethan, and Sharlene’s answers and entries to last month’s “Book Bonanza: Going Exploring.” Well done!

 

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[India by Sharlene Moss (9).jpg] By Sharlene Moss (9). Book read: National Geography on India

 

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Book review by Ethan

Book read: The Story of the World (chapters on Alexander the Great), by Susan Wise Bauer

 

When you read about Alexander the Great you read a lot about war and conquering others. Alexander, from when he was a young boy, was brave and not afraid of anything. This is a good characteristic, but he used it for bad purposes. While wanting to be great and powerful is okay when you're close to God and you're trying to do good things for Him; it is not good when you are just trying to be great for yourself. Pride comes before a fall.

 

In those days people thought war was good, and they even had a god of war. Fortunately, Greeks are now more peaceful Jesus and His disciples have come.[A1] 

 

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Book review by Tyler Lynch (11)

Book read: The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

 

Cherry-Garrard was the assistant zoologist on Robert Falcon Scott's (Captain Scott of the Antarctic) Terra Nova expedition of 1911–1912. The “Worst Journey” refers to a five-week journey in almost pitch blackness through blizzards and whiteouts in -40 degrees Celsius to collect penguin eggs for research.

            Cherry-Garrard, Edward Wilson, and Henry "Birdie" Bowers travelled through horrifying storms, giant crevasses, and encountered failing equipment, loss of their tent, and frigid temperatures. When they made it back to base hut, Cherry-Garrard was almost more dead than alive. Later on Cherry helped to lay the depots crucial for the return dash for the South Pole scheduled to happen later that year. When R. Scott led the final party (which included Wilson and Bowers) for the push for the Pole, Cherry-Garrard was among the last to see them alive. The entire party died on the return journey.

            Cherry-Garrard lived next to George Bernard Shaw when he wrote the book, and it is beautifully written. You can find the book online on various sites, because it is a classic. Scott and his men were some of the last of the dying breed of heroic Victorians.

 

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[Marco Polo, by Tyler Lynch (11).jpg] By Tyler Lynch (11)

Book read: The Travels of Marco Polo, by Marco Polo.

 

This is an intriguing classic that I just couldn’t put down! I found that when the Polos were travelling they were dazzled at the brilliance and ingenuity of the civilizations they encountered. Note that Europe had just come out of the Dark Ages, and intrepid adventurers, such as the Polos, were bringing back new technology and knowledge back from their expeditions.

 

Another thing I discovered about a not-so-advanced people in the South China Sea around Indonesia was a country consisting of two islands—the "Man Island" and the "Woman Island." The islanders would stay in their [gender] corresponding island. In one season during the year, the two groups of islanders would mix, marry, and visit any relatives of the other gender. Any male babies born on the Woman Island would be brought over to the Men’s Island! Except during that one season, no islander could even converse with the other [gender]!

 

So, to retrace the Polos steps you would:

¨       Travel 33,000 miles...

¨       Pass through 17 countries...

¨       8 war zones...

¨       Get 20 visas!

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RTF: Tus respuestas a «Explorar y descubrir… ¡con libros!»
DOC: A Mina dos Livros: Suas Reações a Saindo numa Exploração

Friday
Jul302010

Appreciate the Good

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Tolerance-2d

Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Stefan Merour.
Copyright © by The Family International

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PDF: Appreciate the Good
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Japanese)
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Spanish)
PDF: Appreciate the Good (Portuguese)

Saturday
Jul242010

Book Bonanza: Going Exploring

Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

What about you? Would you like to explore a different country or culture? Or maybe you’d like to travel back in time to the days of the gladiators of Rome, or to the very first Olympic spectacles in Greece, or spend a day within the walls of the Forbidden City of China during the Ming dynasty? Now is your chance! Simply go to your nearest library and pull out a book featuring the country, culture, and time period of your choice. (Note to parents: For information on where to find books for children online, see Children’s Books and Classics Online.)

Often biographies on the lives of missionaries capture great snapshots of the culture of that time. Some historical novels and other good works of fiction depict a country’s culture, and the manners and etiquette that are used there. Books are an excellent way to get a glimpse into the way the people of a place live and think.

After choosing and reading a book that features a culture and time period that you’re interested in, write (or type) up your answer to the question, “What have I learned about [put the name of the place/culture you were reading about here] culture?” Or draw a picture illustrating the tidbit you learned about the culture you read about. Don’t forget to list the book or article that you read, and send in your name and age. 

All those who answer the “what have I learned about” question, or illustrates a picture for this bonanza, will have their name in lights! This book bonanza ends on August 23rd. Happy reading and exploring!

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Tolerance-2c

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RTF: A Mina dos Livros: Saindo numa Exploração (Portuguese)