Below are different activities that can be done individually or together.
Make a list of the different characters as you meet them in the story. Many plays have a such a list at the beginning of the story. In addition to each character's name and role, list qualities that describe them. You can add to the different character's traits as you read through the story.
A number of different animals are in the Peleg Chronicles. Make a list of animals that exist today and those that do not. Of those still living, find which regions of the world they exist. Make a map.
Use the action plot diagram to trace the action of the story. In addition to the main plot, note all the sub-plots as well. Click here for the Action Plot download.
Culture and Society
This activity is for secondary students
There are a number of different social and political types that humans have lived in. Some include monarchies, democracies, tribal, pastoral, feudal (Middle Ages), communism. The author had to conjecture which type of political systems were in effect at that time. Which systems do you see in this book? How would the story be different if different political systems were included?
Some of the characters read or quote Bible passages; but these events are before the time of Abraham. Why would the author include these passages? How would individuals living at this time know anything about theology?
Make a time line of events in the books of Genesis and Job. Include at least ten events. Where would you place this book?
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