Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw Zealot band pledging to all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. Daniel's meets Joel and Malthace, two young people with a similar desire to see their land free of the Romans. The three of them make a pact to fight together for God's victory.
Then Daniel learns his grandmother has died and finds he must leave the mountain to care for his sister, Leah. He is torn between the responsibility he feels toward his sister and his hatred against the Romans. To support himself and his sister, Daniel takes over a blacksmith shop belonging to his friend, Simon, who has left town to follow a traveling teacher named Jesus.
Daniel begins to wonder if Jesus is the leader they have all been hoping for, the one who will lead them against the Romans. But Jesus is teaching a very different message from the one Daniel wants to hear.
Progeny Press' Bronze Bow Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:
About the Author: Learn about Elizabeth George Speare. Uncover the inspiration, historical fascination, and creative ingenuity that came together to create this timeless tale.
Background Information: 300 B.C. Israel and Rome. Explore the relationship between two ancient civilizations, and how it helped shape the narrative.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel with exercises that make learning words an adventure.
Literary Techniques: Dive into the characterization that breathes life into the narrative, explore comparison and contrast, experience the context of the setting, identify foreshadowing that adds layers to the story, navigate conflicts that shape the protagonist, absorb the mood created by the narrative, consult the dictionary for deeper understanding, unravel overarching themes, and decipher symbolic elements that enrich the reading experience.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on the significance of the Pharisees, the concept of the Messiah, the transformative teachings of Jesus, reliance on God's help, the role of fear, the lesson of the Good Samaritan, the essence of sacrifice, and the command to love one's enemies.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Explore further in the world of The Bronze Bow through engaging activities. Chart the story through mapping exercises, study the historical context of Jews and the Old Testament, engage in crossword puzzles that challenge your brain, express opinion through writing, deliver speeches, and explore epilogue.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Extend your literary journey with a curated reading list featuring more works by Elizabeth George Speare and other books that complement, The Bronze Bow.
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