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Week 1

The Curtain Rises on Egypt: Gift of the Nile

Welcome to Egypt, as you've never studied it before. As you review each week-plan in this three-week mini unit, you'll learn more both about Tapestry, and about how Egyptians lived, worked, and played. Explore their culture, traditions, geographic context, and worldview. In Week One, the focus is on Egypt's domination of the Nile River, and how control of the Nile allowed it to become one of the most powerful nations of its age. Consider it as the home of a young prince named Moses, and understand the Exodus story in a new light as you go to Egypt with Tapestry of Grace.

Lesson Planning

Click below to find sample lesson plans from the second printing of Year 1. These samples simply show you how you might break up assignments. Please note that now Lampstand Press does sell Planning Aids that can be purchased for lower and upper grammar learning levels.

lg1.pdf ug1.pdf d1.pdf r1.pdf

*Scheduling note:

Flexibility is one of the core concepts on which Tapestry of Grace is built. Your family is unique, and your weekly schedule can and should vary from the schedules of other families.

Because of our immense respect for the full and varied schedule of homeschoolers, Tapestry does not schedule assignments day by day. You won't find a Monday reading assignment followed by a Tuesday craft assignment; Tapestry assigns work by the week, and allows you to shape your school's schedule in a way that fits your family best.

To get you started structuring your week, we strongly recommend the "Read — Think — Write" method, which you'll find all throughout Tapestry. This suggests that you lead your kids through assignments in that order; first they read assignments (possibly trying to finish their reading in the first half of the week), then they think through topics with you in discussion in the middle of the week, and then finally, they respond to what they have read and discussed by writing (or, for your younger students, making crafts!) in the latter half of the week.

This organizational method will provide your students time to digest assignments and respond thoughtfully. It will also give you a great way to think through breaking up a week of assignments in Tapestry of Grace.