Write a summary of the story of the two ants (from the textbook “Splitting the Arrow”). Your summary should be objective and contain only facts from the story.
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Name your document WS1 Two Ants Your Name
Do not upload PDF files as I cannot edit these.
Use your own English. The purpose is not to write perfect English but to use your own mind.
Write a personal response to the “Two Ants” story on the Forum on Manaba. What does the story mean to you? Did you like the story? Why or why not? Your response will be seen by your classmates, and you can read (and reply to) your classmates’ comments.
Are these Bible stories history? Why (or why not)?
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Next week: textbook chapter 2.
Group discussion and reports about the Bible stories of Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.
Key points of the Flood story are
it was a punishment by God for disobedience and sin (not recognizing God)
only one good man and his family (Noah) was saved.
God told Noah to build an ark, how to build it, what size, and what to put in it (two of every kind of creature), so that they could continue life on Earth after the flood.
How did Noah know that the flood was over? He sent a dove out flying. Each time the dove came back because it found no place to land, only water everywhere. But one day, it came back with an olive branch in its beak. That is how Noah knew the flood was over.
After this flood, God promised never to punish human beings with a flood again, and he set a rainbow as a sign of his promise.
Key points of Babel story
People became proud and no longer worshiped God
King Nimrod decided to build a tower that would reach to heaven. He was proud and vain and did not worship or recognize God.
God was angry, and decided to punish them, but he had promised never to send another flood.
He confused the people’s languages, so that they could not communicate and so they had to stop building the tower.
Maybe the most famous Babel painting is the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563.