Life in the Great Ice Age, Lesson 1


by Michael J. Oard and Beverly Oard on January 1, 2001

These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, have activities for the older student.


Life in the Great Ice Age

Life in the Great Ice Age

by Michael and Beverly Oard


These lessons are geared for younger students.  Many lessons will, however, have activities for the older student.  Parents/teachers will easily find answers to questions in the text, and should prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment.  If a child is not able to read yet, this is still a good book, and parents/teachers may read to the student.  We have testimonies from parents of children as young as four years old who have enjoyed listening to the story in this book.  There is truth to be learned from this story and that is the purpose of these lessons.

Further, we realize that while we suggest a certain number of pages for each lesson, children may want to hear the entire story and not wait for the six weeks it will take to get through the first set of lessons.  It is okay to read the entire story to the children (Chapters 1–5).  Rereading those pages as you and your children work through the lessons will only reinforce the truths contained in the book.


Pages 4–5 (Preface)

Scripture reading:

Genesis 4:17–22; Genesis 11:1–9

Questions to answer:

  1. Where does this story take place? 
  2. In what types of dwellings did the people live?  Why did they live in these “dwellings”?
  3. We know the people who lived during the Ice Age were not ignorant.  How do we know that?
  4. Who were the Neanderthals?
  5. Why were the Neanderthals mistakenly considered “primitive apemen”? 
  6. From where did the Cro-Magnon people get their names?
  7. What is an archeologist?
  8. What is a “stone age” culture?
  9. What is a “tribe”?  Name some activities of tribes during this time.

Words to know:

  • Neanderthal
  • Cro-Magnon
  • Archeologist
  • Nomadic


  • Have students look on a world map and find the general location of where this story takes place.
  • Find out about rickets—specifically what it is, how it affects the human body, how is it prevented.

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