To start off with, I have a confession. I love geography and history! I don't remember being quite so found of these subjects in school, but then again, when I was in school, I was taught very little geography. I think my love for geography began when I was in Bible college. I spent a good part of my Bible college years learning about missions and even thought for awhile that God was going to send me overseas somewhere as a missionary.
God had other plans for my life, but He has given me a love for His people around the world and a desire to share that love with my children and teach them about the people and places around the world. I sometimes wonder if God has given me this passion because it is my children, not me, who will one day be sharing God's love in some far off land.
Here is the description of Asia: It's People and History that you will find on the book landing page:
Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there? Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s population. Could you use some help introducing your family to this vast land? This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six nations. It is by no means all encompassing. Its purpose is to introduce your students to the people of Asia, share their stories, and spark curiosity.
I pray that the course does much more than that, however. I pray that through meeting just a few of our brothers and sisters who live in cities and villages with names that are hard to pronounce that your children feel more connected with those who are suffering for their faith in Christ. Through stories and activities, we’ll meet the people of Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Iran, and Vietnam. We’ll get to know the children of these lands and hear about their experiences. Most of all, we’ll pray for them and their families. Won’t you join us?
- Laos, whose village only had one Bible to share among themselves.
- Bangladesh, when young Jesmin and her family are forced to leave their village because they refuse to deny Jesus.
- Nepal, where a little girl met a man who climbed the cold mountain in sandals to tell the people about Jesus.
- People in Laos are still dealing with mines that were left hidden from the Vietnam war and sometimes they unexpectedly explode when someone walks on them.
- The country of Bangladesh was not known by that name until after the year 1971.
- Nepal's flag is not rectangular, but is shaped like two triangles.
While going through this book you will find various activities to do, such as:
- Crossword puzzles
- A mozaic puzzle
- Animal safari matching game
- Word searches
- Writing a letter to someone in an Asian country
- Cooking a meal like they might eat in Nepal
Bonnie has also made some extra activities that you can do along with the book! She has even made them available for free! You can find the bonus activities here.
To find more activities you can do while reading Asia; Its People and History, check out my post here, which includes links to other posts from the Asia; Its People and History Launch Team.
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